Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 89 130
Rank change year-on-year -8 +41 +46
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2478 2549 2272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.28% 3.37% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.58% 3.72% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1971 2191 1885
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £90,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +1.85%

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 69206 68595 79293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.60% 90.64% 89.56%
Number of salaries quoted 53267 59094 66809
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -2 369 £65,000 - 44
West London -44 79 £55,000 +10.00% 8
East London +39 77 £76,250 +8.93% 1
South London -39 32 £67,500 +12.50% 1
North London -21 6 £52,000 -25.71%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 929 (37.49%) CISSP
2 869 (35.07%) Finance
3 859 (34.67%) Cybersecurity
4 823 (33.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 719 (29.02%) CISM
6 647 (26.11%) Data Protection
7 556 (22.44%) Degree
8 532 (21.47%) SIEM
9 504 (20.34%) Firewall
10 476 (19.21%) Risk Management
11 438 (17.68%) Management Information System
12 422 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
13 405 (16.34%) Penetration Testing
14 403 (16.26%) CISA
15 396 (15.98%) Windows
16 387 (15.62%) PCI DSS
17 369 (14.89%) Linux
18 360 (14.53%) Security Operations
19 345 (13.92%) Computer Science
20 326 (13.16%) Security Architecture
21 316 (12.75%) Banking
22 312 (12.59%) GDPR
23 292 (11.78%) Vulnerability Management
24 274 (11.06%) Network Security
25 269 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
26 265 (10.69%) ITIL
27 256 (10.33%) Microsoft
28 236 (9.52%) Legal
29 235 (9.48%) Data Protection Act
30 227 (9.16%) Change 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 46 (1.86%) Apache Spark
2 45 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 31 (1.25%) MS Exchange
4 29 (1.17%) IIS
5 20 (0.81%) Apache
6 17 (0.69%) CMS
7 15 (0.61%) OpenStack
8 10 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (0.32%) SAS
10 7 (0.28%) nginx
11 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.20%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.12%) Drupal
13 2 (0.081%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.081%) Confluence
13 2 (0.081%) Gunicorn
13 2 (0.081%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.081%) uWSGI
Applications
1 50 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.12%) SPSS
6 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.20%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.12%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.081%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.081%) Unica
6 1 (0.040%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.040%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.040%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.040%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.040%) SunGard APT
6 1 (0.040%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 164 (6.62%) Amazon AWS
2 116 (4.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (3.83%) SaaS
4 58 (2.34%) IaaS
5 56 (2.26%) Office 365
6 38 (1.53%) PaaS
7 17 (0.69%) Mimecast
7 17 (0.69%) OneDrive
8 12 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (0.44%) Cloudflare
10 4 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.081%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.081%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.040%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.040%) OpenDNS
13 1 (0.040%) Slack
13 1 (0.040%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 504 (20.34%) Firewall
2 274 (11.06%) Network Security
3 202 (8.15%) TCP/IP
4 116 (4.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 94 (3.79%) Internet
6 62 (2.50%) DNS
7 61 (2.46%) WAN
8 44 (1.78%) VPN
9 42 (1.69%) LAN
10 40 (1.61%) VoIP
11 27 (1.09%) SMTP
11 27 (1.09%) Wireless
12 26 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (1.05%) DHCP
13 25 (1.01%) Wireshark
14 23 (0.93%) HTTP
15 21 (0.85%) SAN
16 18 (0.73%) LDAP
17 15 (0.61%) Intranet
18 14 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (3.43%) SQL Server
2 54 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (1.94%) MySQL
4 40 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 28 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 24 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (0.81%) Big Data
9 20 (0.81%) Hadoop
10 18 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (0.52%) Redis
11 13 (0.52%) Relational Database
12 12 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (0.44%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
15 8 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 35 (1.41%) Metasploit
2 23 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.77%) Burp Suite
4 18 (0.73%) AppScan
5 16 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.48%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.44%) JIRA
8 10 (0.40%) Gradle
9 9 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (0.36%) JUnit
9 9 (0.36%) Maven
9 9 (0.36%) Mockito
9 9 (0.36%) Paros
9 9 (0.36%) TestNG
10 8 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
10 8 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.32%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.16%) Subversion
11 4 (0.16%) WebScarab
12 3 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 869 (35.07%) Finance
2 316 (12.75%) Banking
3 236 (9.52%) Legal
4 120 (4.84%) Law
5 89 (3.59%) Retail
6 79 (3.19%) Telecoms
7 78 (3.15%) Investment Banking
8 73 (2.95%) Marketing
9 51 (2.06%) Retail Banking
10 46 (1.86%) Financial Institution
11 27 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 21 (0.85%) Electronics
13 17 (0.69%) Front Office
14 13 (0.52%) Advertising
15 12 (0.48%) Multimedia
16 10 (0.40%) Automotive
17 9 (0.36%) Back Office
17 9 (0.36%) Private Banking
18 8 (0.32%) Games
18 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 564 (22.76%) Analyst
2 423 (17.07%) Security Analyst
3 348 (14.04%) Security Manager
4 283 (11.42%) Consultant
5 224 (9.04%) Security Consultant
6 194 (7.83%) Information Manager
7 192 (7.75%) Information Analyst
7 192 (7.75%) Information Security Analyst
8 188 (7.59%) Information Security Manager
9 166 (6.70%) Security Officer
10 163 (6.58%) Security Engineer
11 142 (5.73%) Architect
12 136 (5.49%) Information Security Officer
13 120 (4.84%) Information Officer
14 113 (4.56%) Security Specialist
15 110 (4.44%) IT Manager
16 91 (3.67%) Security Architect
17 89 (3.59%) IT Analyst
18 87 (3.51%) Developer
19 83 (3.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (3.95%) .NET
2 76 (3.07%) Natural Language Processing
3 63 (2.54%) HTML
4 57 (2.30%) Web Services
5 48 (1.94%) AngularJS
6 42 (1.69%) REST
7 41 (1.65%) SailPoint
8 30 (1.21%) React
9 25 (1.01%) Node.js
10 22 (0.89%) Middleware
11 20 (0.81%) HTML5
11 20 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
12 19 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
12 19 (0.77%) SOAP
12 19 (0.77%) XML
13 18 (0.73%) CSS
14 16 (0.65%) Redux
15 15 (0.61%) Django
15 15 (0.61%) Flask
15 15 (0.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 438 (17.68%) Management Information System
2 345 (13.92%) Computer Science
3 269 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
4 235 (9.48%) Data Protection Act
5 163 (6.58%) Cyberthreat
6 67 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 60 (2.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 50 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 49 (1.98%) Cyber Attack
10 42 (1.69%) Fintech
11 41 (1.65%) PKI
12 40 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
12 40 (1.61%) User Experience
13 34 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 32 (1.29%) CESG
14 32 (1.29%) Mobile App
15 28 (1.13%) Public Cloud
16 26 (1.05%) SCADA
17 25 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
18 24 (0.97%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 396 (15.98%) Windows
2 369 (14.89%) Linux
3 146 (5.89%) Unix
4 125 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 63 (2.54%) Apple iOS
6 40 (1.61%) Android
7 30 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 26 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 21 (0.85%) Kali Linux
10 15 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (0.48%) Windows 10
11 12 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (0.40%) Debian
13 7 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.24%) CentOS
15 2 (0.081%) AIX
15 2 (0.081%) Check Point GAiA
15 2 (0.081%) Solaris
15 2 (0.081%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.081%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 859 (34.67%) Cybersecurity
2 647 (26.11%) Data Protection
3 532 (21.47%) SIEM
4 476 (19.21%) Risk Management
5 422 (17.03%) Agile Software Development
6 405 (16.34%) Penetration Testing
7 360 (14.53%) Security Operations
8 326 (13.16%) Security Architecture
9 292 (11.78%) Vulnerability Management
10 265 (10.69%) ITIL
11 227 (9.16%) Change Management
12 213 (8.60%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 210 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 205 (8.27%) Security Management
15 202 (8.15%) Incident Management
15 202 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 197 (7.95%) Project Management
17 194 (7.83%) ISMS
18 187 (7.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 170 (6.86%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (6.42%) Python
2 155 (6.26%) C#
3 122 (4.92%) SQL
4 118 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 96 (3.87%) Java
6 84 (3.39%) Ruby
7 64 (2.58%) PowerShell
8 60 (2.42%) C
9 57 (2.30%) Perl
10 50 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 32 (1.29%) C++
12 26 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 22 (0.89%) Go
14 20 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 19 (0.77%) Bourne shell
15 19 (0.77%) Korn
16 17 (0.69%) PHP
17 10 (0.40%) Apex Code
17 10 (0.40%) Objective-C
18 8 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 929 (37.49%) CISSP
2 719 (29.02%) CISM
3 556 (22.44%) Degree
4 403 (16.26%) CISA
5 176 (7.10%) GIAC
6 169 (6.82%) CEH
7 113 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 101 (4.08%) Security Cleared
9 98 (3.95%) GCIH
10 90 (3.63%) SANS
11 89 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
12 84 (3.39%) CRISC
13 69 (2.78%) CREST Certified
14 65 (2.62%) CCNA
15 59 (2.38%) GCIA
16 58 (2.34%) ISEB
17 56 (2.26%) SSCP
18 53 (2.14%) GSEC
19 50 (2.02%) Master's Degree
20 45 (1.82%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 823 (33.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 387 (15.62%) PCI DSS
3 312 (12.59%) GDPR
4 180 (7.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 132 (5.33%) QA
6 124 (5.00%) COBIT
7 67 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
8 65 (2.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 36 (1.45%) SLA
10 27 (1.09%) ISO 9001
11 20 (0.81%) Data Quality
12 18 (0.73%) NIST 800
13 17 (0.69%) ISO 22301
13 17 (0.69%) PMO
14 14 (0.56%) SAS 70
15 11 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 9 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 9 (0.36%) SSAE 16
17 7 (0.28%) BS25999
17 7 (0.28%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 198 (7.99%) Active Directory
2 77 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
3 70 (2.82%) Docker
4 48 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (0.69%) Snort
7 12 (0.48%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.36%) iptables
9 8 (0.32%) vSphere
10 7 (0.28%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.20%) Firmware
11 5 (0.20%) HDFS
11 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.081%) KVM
13 2 (0.081%) OpenAM
13 2 (0.081%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.081%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 133 (5.37%) Nessus
2 69 (2.78%) QRadar
3 58 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
4 57 (2.30%) CSIRT
5 56 (2.26%) Kubernetes
6 47 (1.90%) SCCM
7 34 (1.37%) Ansible
7 34 (1.37%) Puppet
8 29 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 26 (1.05%) Core Impact
9 26 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (1.01%) Nexpose
10 25 (1.01%) OpenVAS
11 20 (0.81%) Nmap
12 19 (0.77%) Terraform
12 19 (0.77%) WSUS
13 16 (0.65%) PowerBroker
13 16 (0.65%) RSA Security Analytics
14 15 (0.61%) EnCase
15 14 (0.56%) FTK
Vendors
1 256 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 123 (4.96%) Cisco
3 85 (3.43%) Oracle
4 82 (3.31%) Cadence
4 82 (3.31%) McAfee
5 77 (3.11%) Palo Alto
6 76 (3.07%) VMware
7 72 (2.91%) Splunk
8 70 (2.82%) Symantec
9 65 (2.62%) CyberArk
10 63 (2.54%) Qualys
11 57 (2.30%) CheckPoint
12 44 (1.78%) LogRhythm
13 39 (1.57%) SolarWinds
14 36 (1.45%) ArcSight
15 35 (1.41%) Apple
16 32 (1.29%) Aveksa
17 29 (1.17%) BeyondTrust
18 28 (1.13%) AlienVault
18 28 (1.13%) SAP