Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 102 108
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6 +29
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,459 2,303 2,428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.44% 3.15% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 3.44% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,814 1,881 2,033
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 65,426 67,001 75,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.41% 91.72% 91.38%
Number of salaries quoted 52,361 53,522 65,515
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +19 572 £67,500 +8.00% 61
West London +16 55 £70,000 +21.74% 30
South London +17 54 £65,000 +30.00% 9
East London -24 31 £62,500 -7.41% 12
North London +20 29 £62,500 +35.14% 3
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 953 (38.76%) CISSP
2 918 (37.33%) Finance
3 870 (35.38%) Cybersecurity
4 711 (28.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 682 (27.73%) CISM
6 587 (23.87%) Risk Management
7 494 (20.09%) Management Information System
8 488 (19.85%) Firewall
9 484 (19.68%) CISA
9 484 (19.68%) Degree
10 420 (17.08%) GDPR
11 403 (16.39%) Windows
12 392 (15.94%) Data Protection
13 381 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
14 375 (15.25%) SIEM
15 305 (12.40%) Security Operations
16 304 (12.36%) Vulnerability Management
17 301 (12.24%) Security Architecture
18 298 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
19 297 (12.08%) Linux
20 286 (11.63%) PCI DSS
21 283 (11.51%) Microsoft
22 270 (10.98%) ITIL
23 257 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
24 246 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
25 231 (9.39%) Banking
26 225 (9.15%) Network Security
27 207 (8.42%) Legal
28 187 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
29 182 (7.40%) Identity Access Management

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 52 (2.11%) MS Exchange
2 51 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 38 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
4 28 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 28 (1.14%) IIS
5 24 (0.98%) Confluence
6 17 (0.69%) CMS
7 16 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (0.53%) Apache
8 13 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (0.53%) Skype for Business
9 12 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.49%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
11 8 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
11 8 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (0.28%) nginx
12 7 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 45 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.041%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.081%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.041%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.041%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 137 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
3 113 (4.60%) Office 365
4 90 (3.66%) SaaS
5 59 (2.40%) PaaS
6 47 (1.91%) IaaS
7 11 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.41%) Serverless
9 8 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.28%) Slack
11 6 (0.24%) G Suite
11 6 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.16%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.16%) GitHub
12 4 (0.16%) Trello
13 3 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.12%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 488 (19.85%) Firewall
2 225 (9.15%) Network Security
3 157 (6.38%) Intrusion Detection
4 146 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 77 (3.13%) WAN
6 73 (2.97%) LAN
7 70 (2.85%) Internet
8 55 (2.24%) VPN
9 37 (1.50%) SAN
10 26 (1.06%) DNS
10 26 (1.06%) VoIP
11 23 (0.94%) MPLS
11 23 (0.94%) Wireless
12 21 (0.85%) BGP
13 19 (0.77%) Intranet
13 19 (0.77%) OSPF
13 19 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
14 18 (0.73%) SNMP
14 18 (0.73%) Sourcefire
15 16 (0.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (3.99%) Big Data
2 85 (3.46%) SQL Server
3 52 (2.11%) Hadoop
4 35 (1.42%) MySQL
5 29 (1.18%) Blockchain
6 28 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
8 13 (0.53%) Apache Hive
8 13 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 11 (0.45%) Apache Accumulo
9 11 (0.45%) Impala
9 11 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (0.45%) RDBMS
9 11 (0.45%) Relational Database
10 10 (0.41%) Sqoop
11 9 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.24%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 34 (1.38%) JIRA
2 31 (1.26%) Git (software)
2 31 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 25 (1.02%) TeamCity
4 13 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 12 (0.49%) NUnit
6 11 (0.45%) Metasploit
7 10 (0.41%) Burp Suite
7 10 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 7 (0.28%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.28%) GitLab
8 7 (0.28%) Maven
8 7 (0.28%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.20%) AppScan
10 5 (0.20%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.20%) Gradle
10 5 (0.20%) MSBuild
General
1 918 (37.33%) Finance
2 231 (9.39%) Banking
3 207 (8.42%) Legal
4 95 (3.86%) Investment Banking
5 76 (3.09%) Retail
6 69 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 68 (2.77%) Law
8 53 (2.16%) Games
9 40 (1.63%) Financial Institution
10 39 (1.59%) Advertising
11 30 (1.22%) Marketing
12 21 (0.85%) Publishing
13 16 (0.65%) Military
14 14 (0.57%) Multimedia
15 11 (0.45%) German Language
16 10 (0.41%) French Language
16 10 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.33%) Manufacturing
18 7 (0.28%) Local Government
19 6 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 492 (20.01%) Analyst
2 376 (15.29%) Security Analyst
3 317 (12.89%) Security Manager
4 243 (9.88%) Consultant
5 207 (8.42%) Security Engineer
6 192 (7.81%) Architect
7 180 (7.32%) Information Analyst
8 176 (7.16%) Security Consultant
9 171 (6.95%) Information Security Analyst
10 156 (6.34%) Information Manager
11 155 (6.30%) Information Security Manager
12 148 (6.02%) Security Architect
13 124 (5.04%) Security Officer
14 98 (3.99%) Information Security Officer
14 98 (3.99%) IT Manager
15 93 (3.78%) Information Officer
16 81 (3.29%) Developer
17 79 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
18 77 (3.13%) Head of Security
19 75 (3.05%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.46%) .NET
2 45 (1.83%) Web Services
3 36 (1.46%) CSS
3 36 (1.46%) HTML
4 31 (1.26%) AngularJS
4 31 (1.26%) SailPoint
5 26 (1.06%) Node.js
6 25 (1.02%) React
7 21 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
8 19 (0.77%) Spring
9 18 (0.73%) REST
9 18 (0.73%) RESTful
10 17 (0.69%) .NET Framework
11 16 (0.65%) Entity Framework
11 16 (0.65%) Middleware
11 16 (0.65%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 16 (0.65%) WCF
12 15 (0.61%) Apache Camel
12 15 (0.61%) Redux
13 14 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 494 (20.09%) Management Information System
2 246 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 174 (7.08%) Computer Science
4 124 (5.04%) Data Protection Act
5 112 (4.55%) Fintech
6 107 (4.35%) Cyberthreat
7 75 (3.05%) Security Operations Centre
8 74 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
9 70 (2.85%) Data Centre
10 63 (2.56%) User Experience
11 59 (2.40%) Mobile App
12 42 (1.71%) Blackberry
13 39 (1.59%) Cyberattack
14 36 (1.46%) PKI
15 35 (1.42%) Smartphone
15 35 (1.42%) Tandem
16 31 (1.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 27 (1.10%) Blog
18 25 (1.02%) Robotics
19 22 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 403 (16.39%) Windows
2 297 (12.08%) Linux
3 125 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 94 (3.82%) Unix
5 50 (2.03%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (1.34%) Mac OS X
8 24 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 20 (0.81%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.57%) CentOS
11 11 (0.45%) Android
11 11 (0.45%) Kali Linux
12 10 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 8 (0.33%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.24%) AIX
14 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.20%) HPUX
15 5 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 870 (35.38%) Cybersecurity
2 587 (23.87%) Risk Management
3 392 (15.94%) Data Protection
4 381 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
5 375 (15.25%) SIEM
6 305 (12.40%) Security Operations
7 304 (12.36%) Vulnerability Management
8 301 (12.24%) Security Architecture
9 298 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
10 270 (10.98%) ITIL
11 257 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
12 187 (7.60%) Continuous Improvement
13 182 (7.40%) Identity Access Management
14 178 (7.24%) Project Management
14 178 (7.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 176 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 169 (6.87%) Data Privacy
17 167 (6.79%) DevOps
18 164 (6.67%) Incident Management
19 151 (6.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 129 (5.25%) Python
2 121 (4.92%) SQL
3 104 (4.23%) Java
4 102 (4.15%) PowerShell
5 93 (3.78%) C#
6 80 (3.25%) JavaScript
7 77 (3.13%) C
8 60 (2.44%) Ruby
9 52 (2.11%) Perl
10 50 (2.03%) Bash Shell
11 27 (1.10%) C++
12 24 (0.98%) PHP
13 23 (0.94%) BeanShell
14 13 (0.53%) PL/SQL
15 11 (0.45%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.37%) VBScript
17 6 (0.24%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.20%) CoffeeScript
18 5 (0.20%) Go
19 4 (0.16%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 953 (38.76%) CISSP
2 682 (27.73%) CISM
3 484 (19.68%) CISA
3 484 (19.68%) Degree
4 147 (5.98%) CEH
5 112 (4.55%) SANS
6 107 (4.35%) CRISC
7 99 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
8 92 (3.74%) GIAC
9 85 (3.46%) Security Cleared
10 71 (2.89%) CCNA
11 66 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
12 64 (2.60%) CompTIA Security+
13 56 (2.28%) CREST Certified
14 50 (2.03%) CISMP
15 49 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
16 46 (1.87%) OSCP
17 45 (1.83%) GCIH
18 37 (1.50%) SC Cleared
19 35 (1.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 711 (28.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 420 (17.08%) GDPR
3 286 (11.63%) PCI DSS
4 159 (6.47%) COBIT
5 99 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 98 (3.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 67 (2.72%) QA
8 65 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 34 (1.38%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 34 (1.38%) ISAE 3402
10 29 (1.18%) SLA
10 29 (1.18%) SSAE 16
11 21 (0.85%) ISO 9001
12 18 (0.73%) ISO 22301
13 17 (0.69%) NIST 800
14 14 (0.57%) HIPAA
15 11 (0.45%) COSO
15 11 (0.45%) MiFID
16 8 (0.33%) BS7799
16 8 (0.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 180 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 51 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.63%) Docker
4 27 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 26 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 22 (0.89%) Snort
7 19 (0.77%) HDFS
8 11 (0.45%) Apache Flume
9 10 (0.41%) vSphere
10 8 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.20%) XenApp
12 4 (0.16%) iptables
13 3 (0.12%) LXC
13 3 (0.12%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.12%) vCloud
13 3 (0.12%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.081%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 46 (1.87%) Nessus
2 41 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (1.26%) SCCM
4 28 (1.14%) Ansible
4 28 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
5 25 (1.02%) Puppet
6 23 (0.94%) QRadar
7 19 (0.77%) CSIRT
7 19 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 19 (0.77%) Kubernetes
8 17 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (0.57%) CASB
9 14 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (0.49%) Terraform
11 10 (0.41%) SCOM
12 9 (0.37%) RSA Archer
12 9 (0.37%) Suricata
13 8 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 283 (11.51%) Microsoft
2 96 (3.90%) Cisco
3 72 (2.93%) VMware
4 68 (2.77%) Splunk
5 59 (2.40%) Apple
6 55 (2.24%) Oracle
7 39 (1.59%) Google
8 35 (1.42%) MobileIron
9 31 (1.26%) Tableau
10 30 (1.22%) Palo Alto
10 30 (1.22%) Qualys
11 29 (1.18%) LogRhythm
12 28 (1.14%) ArcSight
12 28 (1.14%) ServiceNow
13 26 (1.06%) CheckPoint
13 26 (1.06%) Citrix
13 26 (1.06%) Sophos
14 25 (1.02%) Juniper
14 25 (1.02%) McAfee
15 20 (0.81%) F5