Period
to 20 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 20 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 97 90
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +40
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,178 2,457 2,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.23% 3.27% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.53% 3.52% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,580 1,955 2,170
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £44,250 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £98,750 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%

Information Security is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 61,730 69,825 68,771
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.61% 92.81% 91.89%
Number of salaries quoted 49,910 53,824 59,218
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,382
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in London.

Salary trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in London

Information Security
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the London region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +26 481 £67,500 +3.85% 86
West London +7 66 £70,000 +27.27% 22
South London +5 46 £67,500 - 9
East London -44 26 £52,500 -31.15% 14
North London +17 10 £67,500 +29.81% 3
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 893 (41.00%) Cybersecurity
2 781 (35.86%) CISSP
3 647 (29.71%) Finance
4 594 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 497 (22.82%) Risk Management
6 484 (22.22%) CISM
7 461 (21.17%) Windows
8 451 (20.71%) Management Information System
9 409 (18.78%) Firewall
10 397 (18.23%) Linux
11 373 (17.13%) Degree
12 352 (16.16%) Data Protection
13 339 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
14 312 (14.33%) SIEM
15 306 (14.05%) CISA
16 298 (13.68%) Banking
17 292 (13.41%) GDPR
18 288 (13.22%) Vulnerability Management
19 287 (13.18%) Penetration Testing
20 261 (11.98%) Microsoft
21 259 (11.89%) Security Operations
22 254 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
23 236 (10.84%) Security Architecture
24 228 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
25 218 (10.01%) ITIL
26 192 (8.82%) SQL
27 191 (8.77%) PCI DSS
28 187 (8.59%) Python
29 186 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
30 178 (8.17%) TCP/IP

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 45 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
2 28 (1.29%) IIS
3 24 (1.10%) Apache Spark
3 24 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 22 (1.01%) Confluence
5 13 (0.60%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.41%) Apache
7 6 (0.28%) nginx
7 6 (0.28%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.28%) uWSGI
8 5 (0.23%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.23%) Luigi
8 5 (0.23%) Tornado
9 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.046%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.046%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.046%) SAS
12 1 (0.046%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 79 (3.63%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 41 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (0.73%) thinkFolio
2 15 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.51%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.18%) Relativity
5 1 (0.046%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.046%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.046%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.046%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.046%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 186 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 167 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
3 105 (4.82%) Office 365
4 81 (3.72%) SaaS
5 36 (1.65%) PaaS
6 34 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 27 (1.24%) IaaS
8 17 (0.78%) G Suite
9 14 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.37%) Serverless
11 7 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (0.32%) Mimecast
12 6 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.23%) OneDrive
14 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 3 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
16 2 (0.092%) npm
16 2 (0.092%) OpenDNS
16 2 (0.092%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 409 (18.78%) Firewall
2 178 (8.17%) TCP/IP
3 154 (7.07%) Network Security
4 135 (6.20%) Intrusion Detection
5 102 (4.68%) WAN
6 101 (4.64%) LAN
7 68 (3.12%) VPN
8 66 (3.03%) Internet
9 45 (2.07%) DNS
10 43 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
11 42 (1.93%) Wireless
12 40 (1.84%) VoIP
13 32 (1.47%) SSL
14 25 (1.15%) VLAN
15 24 (1.10%) HTTP
16 18 (0.83%) SMTP
17 16 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
18 13 (0.60%) DHCP
19 11 (0.51%) MPLS
19 11 (0.51%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (5.05%) Big Data
2 99 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 62 (2.85%) Hadoop
4 51 (2.34%) MySQL
5 37 (1.70%) NoSQL
6 35 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 30 (1.38%) Power BI
8 26 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 26 (1.19%) Relational Database
9 23 (1.06%) Blockchain
10 22 (1.01%) MongoDB
11 18 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
12 14 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (0.46%) CouchDB
14 9 (0.41%) Redis
15 8 (0.37%) HBase
15 8 (0.37%) Maltego
16 7 (0.32%) Amazon Redshift
16 7 (0.32%) BigQuery
16 7 (0.32%) Flink
Development Applications
1 34 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 33 (1.52%) JIRA
3 23 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 17 (0.78%) Metasploit
5 13 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.51%) GitLab
8 10 (0.46%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.41%) Hudson
9 9 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.37%) MSTest
10 8 (0.37%) NUnit
11 6 (0.28%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.23%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.23%) Selenium
12 5 (0.23%) Subversion
12 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.18%) AppScan
13 4 (0.18%) HP UFT
General
1 647 (29.71%) Finance
2 298 (13.68%) Banking
3 174 (7.99%) Legal
4 111 (5.10%) Investment Banking
5 84 (3.86%) Law
6 69 (3.17%) Retail
7 45 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 35 (1.61%) Games
9 23 (1.06%) Marketing
10 21 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.83%) Local Government
12 14 (0.64%) Advertising
13 11 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.46%) Billing
15 9 (0.41%) Military
16 8 (0.37%) Electronics
17 6 (0.28%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.28%) Publishing
18 5 (0.23%) Front Office
19 4 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 420 (19.28%) Analyst
2 289 (13.27%) Security Analyst
3 250 (11.48%) Security Manager
4 230 (10.56%) Security Engineer
5 203 (9.32%) Consultant
6 173 (7.94%) Architect
7 145 (6.66%) Information Security Manager
7 145 (6.66%) Security Consultant
8 141 (6.47%) Information Manager
9 138 (6.34%) Information Analyst
10 131 (6.01%) Information Security Analyst
11 122 (5.60%) Security Architect
12 96 (4.41%) Developer
13 89 (4.09%) Security Officer
14 84 (3.86%) Head of Security
15 79 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
16 76 (3.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 73 (3.35%) Senior Security Analyst
18 70 (3.21%) Security Specialist
19 69 (3.17%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (3.99%) .NET
2 49 (2.25%) SailPoint
3 47 (2.16%) Web Services
4 39 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
5 38 (1.74%) REST
6 36 (1.65%) HTML
7 30 (1.38%) React
8 29 (1.33%) AngularJS
9 23 (1.06%) ASP.NET Web API
10 22 (1.01%) ASP.NET
11 21 (0.96%) CSS
11 21 (0.96%) Regular Expression
12 19 (0.87%) jQuery
13 17 (0.78%) WPF
14 13 (0.60%) Django
14 13 (0.60%) HTML5
15 12 (0.55%) Node.js
16 11 (0.51%) Vue.js
17 10 (0.46%) .NET Core
17 10 (0.46%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 451 (20.71%) Management Information System
2 254 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
3 156 (7.16%) Computer Science
4 143 (6.57%) Data Protection Act
5 96 (4.41%) Fintech
6 78 (3.58%) Cyberthreat
7 66 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
8 65 (2.98%) Data Centre
9 58 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
9 58 (2.66%) User Experience
10 49 (2.25%) Mobile App
11 39 (1.79%) Tandem
12 38 (1.74%) Robotics
13 32 (1.47%) NHS
14 30 (1.38%) Cyberattack
15 28 (1.29%) Data Structures
16 27 (1.24%) Online Banking
17 25 (1.15%) Hedge funds
18 24 (1.10%) PKI
19 22 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 461 (21.17%) Windows
2 397 (18.23%) Linux
3 145 (6.66%) Unix
4 117 (5.37%) Windows Server
5 59 (2.71%) Apple iOS
6 49 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 37 (1.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.24%) Android
11 22 (1.01%) CentOS
12 18 (0.83%) Windows 10
13 17 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.55%) Kali Linux
15 11 (0.51%) Debian
16 10 (0.46%) AIX
17 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.28%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 893 (41.00%) Cybersecurity
2 497 (22.82%) Risk Management
3 352 (16.16%) Data Protection
4 339 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 312 (14.33%) SIEM
6 288 (13.22%) Vulnerability Management
7 287 (13.18%) Penetration Testing
8 259 (11.89%) Security Operations
9 236 (10.84%) Security Architecture
10 228 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
11 218 (10.01%) ITIL
12 178 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
13 167 (7.67%) Security Management
14 166 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 154 (7.07%) Data Privacy
16 134 (6.15%) Incident Management
17 133 (6.11%) Identity Access Management
17 133 (6.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 132 (6.06%) Project Management
19 130 (5.97%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 192 (8.82%) SQL
2 187 (8.59%) Python
3 145 (6.66%) PowerShell
4 123 (5.65%) Java
5 97 (4.45%) C#
6 85 (3.90%) JavaScript
7 71 (3.26%) Perl
8 68 (3.12%) C
9 35 (1.61%) Ruby
10 34 (1.56%) BeanShell
11 26 (1.19%) Bash Shell
12 25 (1.15%) C++
13 19 (0.87%) Apple Swift
14 17 (0.78%) Objective-C
15 16 (0.73%) VBScript
16 14 (0.64%) Shell Script
17 13 (0.60%) Scala
18 9 (0.41%) Go
19 8 (0.37%) VB
20 7 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 781 (35.86%) CISSP
2 484 (22.22%) CISM
3 373 (17.13%) Degree
4 306 (14.05%) CISA
5 156 (7.16%) CEH
6 138 (6.34%) GIAC
7 119 (5.46%) CRISC
8 96 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 89 (4.09%) SANS
10 87 (3.99%) Security Cleared
11 84 (3.86%) CISMP
12 76 (3.49%) CompTIA Security+
13 60 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
14 52 (2.39%) CREST Certified
15 42 (1.93%) SC Cleared
16 41 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (1.29%) MCSA
18 27 (1.24%) CCNA
19 26 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
20 25 (1.15%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 594 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 292 (13.41%) GDPR
3 191 (8.77%) PCI DSS
4 134 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 89 (4.09%) COBIT
6 88 (4.04%) QA
7 57 (2.62%) Cyber Essentials
8 47 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 43 (1.97%) SLA
10 39 (1.79%) Data Quality
11 26 (1.19%) MiFID
12 23 (1.06%) NIST 800
13 20 (0.92%) COSO
14 18 (0.83%) SSAE 16
15 16 (0.73%) ISO 9001
15 16 (0.73%) SAS 70
16 13 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 10 (0.46%) ISO 22301
18 9 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
18 9 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 154 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 45 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.79%) Snort
4 38 (1.74%) Docker
5 31 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (1.38%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.46%) iptables
9 7 (0.32%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.28%) HDFS
10 6 (0.28%) KVM
11 5 (0.23%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.23%) vSphere
11 5 (0.23%) XenApp
12 4 (0.18%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.14%) pfSense
13 3 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 61 (2.80%) SCCM
2 57 (2.62%) Nessus
3 41 (1.88%) Ansible
4 33 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 31 (1.42%) Kubernetes
6 29 (1.33%) WSUS
7 23 (1.06%) OSSEC
8 22 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
9 19 (0.87%) CSIRT
9 19 (0.87%) IBM BigFix
9 19 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (0.83%) EnCase
11 17 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
11 17 (0.78%) Terraform
12 15 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (0.69%) Puppet
13 14 (0.64%) QRadar
13 14 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
14 11 (0.51%) RSA Archer
15 10 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 261 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 85 (3.90%) Cisco
3 83 (3.81%) Splunk
4 71 (3.26%) VMware
5 69 (3.17%) Google
6 67 (3.08%) Oracle
7 53 (2.43%) Qualys
8 47 (2.16%) Palo Alto
9 44 (2.02%) Tableau
10 41 (1.88%) ServiceNow
11 40 (1.84%) Citrix
12 37 (1.70%) Apple
13 35 (1.61%) CyberArk
14 32 (1.47%) Symantec
15 28 (1.29%) McAfee
16 26 (1.19%) IBM
17 25 (1.15%) Sun
18 24 (1.10%) Red Hat
19 23 (1.06%) ArcSight
20 18 (0.83%) Juniper