Period
to 20 April 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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 91 125
Rank change year-on-year -3 +34 +25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,375 2,263 2,277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.39% 3.28% 2.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.70% 3.59% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,862 1,855 1,876
London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £43,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £92,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,760
% change year-on-year - +5.71% +3.20%

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 64,246 62,949 76,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.79% 91.22% 91.00%
Number of salaries quoted 52,647 52,832 65,416
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £35,543 £33,780 £33,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 April 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 April 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 +4 554 £65,000 - 82
South London +12 49 £71,500 +43.00% 4
West London -26 49 £70,000 +27.27% 31
East London +6 38 £65,000 -3.70% 8
North London +13 29 £90,000 +71.43%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 928 (39.07%) CISSP
2 869 (36.59%) Finance
3 838 (35.28%) Cybersecurity
4 774 (32.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 676 (28.46%) CISM
6 535 (22.53%) Firewall
7 500 (21.05%) Risk Management
8 497 (20.93%) Management Information System
9 482 (20.29%) CISA
10 462 (19.45%) Degree
11 436 (18.36%) SIEM
12 429 (18.06%) GDPR
13 411 (17.31%) Data Protection
14 366 (15.41%) Windows
15 335 (14.11%) Penetration Testing
16 333 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
17 325 (13.68%) Linux
18 324 (13.64%) PCI DSS
19 304 (12.80%) Vulnerability Management
20 303 (12.76%) Security Architecture
21 284 (11.96%) Security Operations
22 282 (11.87%) Microsoft
23 265 (11.16%) Network Security
24 249 (10.48%) ITIL
25 241 (10.15%) Legal
26 222 (9.35%) Incident Management
27 214 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
28 206 (8.67%) Computer Science
29 201 (8.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
30 194 (8.17%) Analytical Skills

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 58 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.77%) Apache Spark
3 33 (1.39%) MS Exchange
4 27 (1.14%) IIS
5 19 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
6 18 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (0.72%) Apache
8 15 (0.63%) CMS
9 12 (0.51%) Confluence
9 12 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (0.46%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (0.38%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.17%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.17%) Drupal
13 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 38 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.17%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.084%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.042%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.042%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.042%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.042%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 160 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (3.83%) Office 365
4 80 (3.37%) SaaS
5 71 (2.99%) PaaS
6 62 (2.61%) IaaS
7 25 (1.05%) OneDrive
8 14 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (0.42%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.29%) Slack
11 5 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.17%) GitHub
12 4 (0.17%) Trello
13 3 (0.13%) G Suite
13 3 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.084%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.084%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.042%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 535 (22.53%) Firewall
2 265 (11.16%) Network Security
3 156 (6.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 144 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 72 (3.03%) WAN
6 60 (2.53%) LAN
7 58 (2.44%) Internet
8 57 (2.40%) VPN
9 47 (1.98%) SAN
10 32 (1.35%) DNS
11 24 (1.01%) SMTP
12 21 (0.88%) HTTP
12 21 (0.88%) Sourcefire
13 20 (0.84%) Wireless
14 17 (0.72%) MPLS
15 16 (0.67%) DHCP
15 16 (0.67%) SSL
16 15 (0.63%) Intranet
16 15 (0.63%) SSH
17 14 (0.59%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (2.69%) Big Data
2 53 (2.23%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.26%) Hadoop
4 24 (1.01%) MySQL
5 22 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (0.80%) Blockchain
6 19 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 16 (0.67%) Cosmos DB
8 14 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.51%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.34%) Redis
12 6 (0.25%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.21%) Impala
13 5 (0.21%) NoSQL
13 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 25 (1.05%) JIRA
3 23 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.84%) TeamCity
5 18 (0.76%) Metasploit
6 16 (0.67%) Burp Suite
7 12 (0.51%) NUnit
7 12 (0.51%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.38%) Gradle
9 8 (0.34%) Maven
10 7 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.29%) Subversion
11 6 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.25%) Travis CI
12 5 (0.21%) AppScan
12 5 (0.21%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.21%) MSBuild
12 5 (0.21%) MSI
12 5 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.13%) JDeveloper
General
1 869 (36.59%) Finance
2 241 (10.15%) Legal
3 191 (8.04%) Banking
4 87 (3.66%) Law
4 87 (3.66%) Retail
5 56 (2.36%) Games
6 49 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 43 (1.81%) Marketing
8 34 (1.43%) Advertising
9 32 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 28 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.51%) Publishing
12 11 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.42%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.34%) Military
15 7 (0.29%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.25%) Back Office
16 6 (0.25%) French Language
16 6 (0.25%) German Language
17 5 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 524 (22.06%) Analyst
2 419 (17.64%) Security Analyst
3 328 (13.81%) Security Manager
4 253 (10.65%) Consultant
5 212 (8.93%) Information Analyst
6 208 (8.76%) Information Security Analyst
7 200 (8.42%) Architect
8 188 (7.92%) Security Consultant
9 172 (7.24%) Information Security Manager
10 169 (7.12%) Information Manager
11 159 (6.69%) Security Engineer
12 139 (5.85%) Security Officer
13 136 (5.73%) Security Architect
14 116 (4.88%) Information Security Officer
15 112 (4.72%) Information Officer
16 85 (3.58%) IT Manager
17 82 (3.45%) Security Specialist
18 73 (3.07%) Risk Manager
18 73 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
19 70 (2.95%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (2.86%) .NET
2 39 (1.64%) Node.js
3 36 (1.52%) AngularJS
4 33 (1.39%) Web Services
5 31 (1.31%) HTML
5 31 (1.31%) Natural Language Processing
6 28 (1.18%) CSS
7 26 (1.09%) React
7 26 (1.09%) RESTful
8 22 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
9 19 (0.80%) Redux
9 19 (0.80%) Spring
10 18 (0.76%) Middleware
11 17 (0.72%) LDAP
11 17 (0.72%) OAuth
11 17 (0.72%) RabbitMQ
11 17 (0.72%) SAML
12 15 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (0.59%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.59%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 497 (20.93%) Management Information System
2 206 (8.67%) Computer Science
3 194 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
4 157 (6.61%) Cyberthreat
5 150 (6.32%) Data Protection Act
6 107 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
7 80 (3.37%) Fintech
8 73 (3.07%) Data Centre
9 47 (1.98%) Security Operations Centre
10 43 (1.81%) Mobile App
11 40 (1.68%) PKI
12 39 (1.64%) Cyberattack
13 37 (1.56%) User Experience
14 34 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 32 (1.35%) Cyber Defence
16 30 (1.26%) Blog
17 27 (1.14%) Blackberry
18 24 (1.01%) CESG
19 23 (0.97%) Virtual Team
20 22 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 366 (15.41%) Windows
2 325 (13.68%) Linux
3 135 (5.68%) Unix
4 105 (4.42%) Windows Server
5 48 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 34 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 23 (0.97%) Android
10 21 (0.88%) Kali Linux
11 15 (0.63%) Windows 10
12 13 (0.55%) Windows 7
13 9 (0.38%) Ubuntu
14 7 (0.29%) CentOS
14 7 (0.29%) Debian
14 7 (0.29%) Solaris
14 7 (0.29%) VMS
15 6 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 838 (35.28%) Cybersecurity
2 500 (21.05%) Risk Management
3 436 (18.36%) SIEM
4 411 (17.31%) Data Protection
5 335 (14.11%) Penetration Testing
6 333 (14.02%) Agile Software Development
7 304 (12.80%) Vulnerability Management
8 303 (12.76%) Security Architecture
9 284 (11.96%) Security Operations
10 249 (10.48%) ITIL
11 222 (9.35%) Incident Management
12 214 (9.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 201 (8.46%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 191 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
15 187 (7.87%) Project Management
16 179 (7.54%) Security Management
17 172 (7.24%) DevOps
18 170 (7.16%) Stakeholder Management
19 158 (6.65%) Identity Access Management
20 156 (6.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 132 (5.56%) Python
2 106 (4.46%) C#
3 90 (3.79%) Ruby
4 84 (3.54%) C
5 82 (3.45%) PowerShell
6 81 (3.41%) Java
7 77 (3.24%) SQL
8 71 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 66 (2.78%) JavaScript
10 59 (2.48%) Perl
11 31 (1.31%) PHP
12 28 (1.18%) C++
13 25 (1.05%) Shell Script
14 24 (1.01%) Bourne shell
14 24 (1.01%) Korn
15 18 (0.76%) Go
16 12 (0.51%) Java 8
17 9 (0.38%) Objective-C
18 7 (0.29%) PL/SQL
19 6 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 928 (39.07%) CISSP
2 676 (28.46%) CISM
3 482 (20.29%) CISA
4 462 (19.45%) Degree
5 146 (6.15%) CEH
6 125 (5.26%) SANS
7 124 (5.22%) GIAC
8 121 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
9 88 (3.71%) CCNA
10 84 (3.54%) GCIH
11 79 (3.33%) CRISC
12 71 (2.99%) Security Cleared
13 69 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
14 64 (2.69%) OSCP
15 60 (2.53%) CREST Certified
16 44 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
17 42 (1.77%) GCIA
18 41 (1.73%) SSCP
19 36 (1.52%) MCSE
19 36 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 774 (32.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 429 (18.06%) GDPR
3 324 (13.64%) PCI DSS
4 175 (7.37%) COBIT
5 106 (4.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 95 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 76 (3.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 73 (3.07%) QA
9 33 (1.39%) ISAE 3402
10 26 (1.09%) SSAE 16
11 21 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 18 (0.76%) ISO 22301
13 17 (0.72%) ISO 9001
14 16 (0.67%) SLA
15 13 (0.55%) GPG13
16 12 (0.51%) BS7799
17 11 (0.46%) MiFID
18 10 (0.42%) NIST 800
19 9 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 9 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 148 (6.23%) Active Directory
2 60 (2.53%) Docker
3 51 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (1.01%) Snort
6 20 (0.84%) HDFS
6 20 (0.84%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.63%) vSphere
8 6 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (0.21%) Apache Flume
9 5 (0.21%) iptables
10 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.084%) Firmware
11 2 (0.084%) LXC
11 2 (0.084%) vCloud
12 1 (0.042%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.042%) RACF
12 1 (0.042%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 89 (3.75%) Nessus
2 46 (1.94%) CSIRT
2 46 (1.94%) QRadar
3 38 (1.60%) Kubernetes
4 36 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
5 34 (1.43%) Ansible
6 32 (1.35%) Puppet
7 27 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (1.09%) Terraform
9 22 (0.93%) CASB
10 21 (0.88%) RSA enVision
10 21 (0.88%) SCCM
11 20 (0.84%) Core Impact
12 15 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (0.55%) Suricata
14 12 (0.51%) SCOM
15 10 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 8 (0.34%) OpenVAS
16 8 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 282 (11.87%) Microsoft
2 96 (4.04%) Cisco
3 73 (3.07%) VMware
4 58 (2.44%) Oracle
5 55 (2.32%) Splunk
6 50 (2.11%) Apple
6 50 (2.11%) Palo Alto
7 49 (2.06%) Qualys
8 44 (1.85%) McAfee
9 40 (1.68%) Sophos
10 31 (1.31%) ArcSight
10 31 (1.31%) BeyondTrust
10 31 (1.31%) CheckPoint
11 27 (1.14%) F5
12 25 (1.05%) Fortinet
12 25 (1.05%) Symantec
13 22 (0.93%) MobileIron
14 20 (0.84%) Google
14 20 (0.84%) HP
14 20 (0.84%) SAP