Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 99 98
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +32
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,240 2,451 2,430
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.27% 3.31% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 3.56% 3.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1,651 1,997 2,074
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 62,772 68,761 72,253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.73% 92.77% 92.17%
Number of salaries quoted 50,262 52,679 62,538
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 £33,575
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.00% - +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +3 495 £67,500 +3.85% 83
West London +22 66 £70,000 +27.27% 27
South London +26 56 £52,500 -19.23% 4
East London -51 23 £52,500 -25.00% 13
North London +13 15 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 879 (39.24%) Cybersecurity
2 861 (38.44%) CISSP
3 773 (34.51%) Finance
4 645 (28.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 543 (24.24%) Risk Management
6 541 (24.15%) CISM
7 444 (19.82%) Windows
8 429 (19.15%) Management Information System
9 425 (18.97%) Degree
10 422 (18.84%) Firewall
11 413 (18.44%) Data Protection
12 369 (16.47%) CISA
13 356 (15.89%) Linux
14 352 (15.71%) SIEM
15 351 (15.67%) GDPR
16 334 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
17 286 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
18 277 (12.37%) Vulnerability Management
18 277 (12.37%) Security Operations
19 271 (12.10%) Microsoft
20 259 (11.56%) Security Architecture
21 256 (11.43%) Banking
22 254 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
23 248 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
24 240 (10.71%) ITIL
25 231 (10.31%) PCI DSS
26 204 (9.11%) Legal
27 177 (7.90%) Network Security
28 176 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
29 174 (7.77%) Active Directory

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 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 41 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 29 (1.29%) Apache Spark
5 28 (1.25%) IIS
6 26 (1.16%) Confluence
7 17 (0.76%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.63%) Apache
9 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (0.40%) nginx
10 9 (0.40%) uWSGI
11 8 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (0.36%) CMS
11 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
11 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.27%) Tornado
Applications
1 71 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.18%) Relativity
3 1 (0.045%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.045%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.045%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.045%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 155 (6.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 124 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (4.51%) Office 365
4 87 (3.88%) SaaS
5 45 (2.01%) PaaS
6 43 (1.92%) IaaS
7 13 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.54%) G Suite
9 11 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
9 11 (0.49%) Serverless
10 8 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.36%) Slack
11 7 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.18%) Trello
14 3 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.13%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.089%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.089%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 422 (18.84%) Firewall
2 177 (7.90%) Network Security
3 168 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 140 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 106 (4.73%) WAN
6 104 (4.64%) LAN
7 62 (2.77%) Internet
7 62 (2.77%) VPN
8 52 (2.32%) DNS
9 38 (1.70%) VoIP
10 37 (1.65%) Wireless
11 34 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
12 31 (1.38%) SSL
13 24 (1.07%) SAN
14 20 (0.89%) SMTP
14 20 (0.89%) VLAN
15 19 (0.85%) Intranet
15 19 (0.85%) Sourcefire
16 17 (0.76%) DHCP
17 15 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (4.64%) Big Data
2 95 (4.24%) SQL Server
3 68 (3.04%) Hadoop
4 53 (2.37%) MySQL
5 43 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (1.47%) Blockchain
7 20 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (0.71%) MongoDB
10 15 (0.67%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.67%) Power BI
10 15 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.49%) Apache Hive
12 9 (0.40%) Apache Accumulo
12 9 (0.40%) Impala
13 8 (0.36%) Sqoop
14 7 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.27%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 39 (1.74%) JIRA
2 38 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 22 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 20 (0.89%) TeamCity
5 14 (0.63%) GitLab
6 13 (0.58%) Metasploit
7 12 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.49%) Visual Studio
9 9 (0.40%) NUnit
9 9 (0.40%) Subversion
9 9 (0.40%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (0.31%) Artifactory
11 7 (0.31%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.31%) Maven
11 7 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.27%) MSBuild
12 6 (0.27%) MSTest
13 5 (0.22%) Cucumber
General
1 773 (34.51%) Finance
2 256 (11.43%) Banking
3 204 (9.11%) Legal
4 120 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 67 (2.99%) Law
6 64 (2.86%) Retail
7 57 (2.54%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.43%) Financial Institution
9 29 (1.29%) Games
10 28 (1.25%) Advertising
11 25 (1.12%) Marketing
12 18 (0.80%) Publishing
13 14 (0.63%) Military
14 10 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.40%) Billing
16 8 (0.36%) Local Government
16 8 (0.36%) Manufacturing
17 7 (0.31%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.22%) Back Office
18 5 (0.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 421 (18.79%) Analyst
2 312 (13.93%) Security Analyst
3 257 (11.47%) Security Manager
4 217 (9.69%) Consultant
5 212 (9.46%) Security Engineer
6 173 (7.72%) Architect
7 158 (7.05%) Security Consultant
8 149 (6.65%) Information Analyst
9 144 (6.43%) Information Manager
10 141 (6.29%) Information Security Analyst
10 141 (6.29%) Information Security Manager
11 129 (5.76%) Security Architect
12 105 (4.69%) Security Officer
13 97 (4.33%) Developer
14 94 (4.20%) IT Manager
15 77 (3.44%) Senior Analyst
16 75 (3.35%) Information Security Officer
17 71 (3.17%) Risk Manager
18 69 (3.08%) Information Officer
19 68 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (4.11%) .NET
2 47 (2.10%) Web Services
3 45 (2.01%) SailPoint
4 42 (1.88%) Elastic Stack
5 36 (1.61%) HTML
6 28 (1.25%) CSS
7 25 (1.12%) REST
8 22 (0.98%) React
9 21 (0.94%) ASP.NET
10 20 (0.89%) AngularJS
11 19 (0.85%) Node.js
12 16 (0.71%) Django
13 15 (0.67%) jQuery
13 15 (0.67%) Spring
14 14 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (0.58%) WCF
16 12 (0.54%) Middleware
17 11 (0.49%) Hibernate
18 9 (0.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 429 (19.15%) Management Information System
2 248 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
3 157 (7.01%) Computer Science
3 157 (7.01%) Data Protection Act
4 103 (4.60%) Fintech
5 81 (3.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 78 (3.48%) Cyberthreat
7 67 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
8 57 (2.54%) Data Centre
9 53 (2.37%) Mobile App
10 52 (2.32%) User Experience
11 49 (2.19%) Tandem
12 39 (1.74%) Robotics
13 30 (1.34%) Cyberattack
13 30 (1.34%) PKI
14 27 (1.21%) NHS
15 25 (1.12%) Blackberry
15 25 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 24 (1.07%) Data Structures
17 23 (1.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 444 (19.82%) Windows
2 356 (15.89%) Linux
3 126 (5.63%) Windows Server
4 116 (5.18%) Unix
5 61 (2.72%) Apple iOS
6 47 (2.10%) Mac OS X
7 44 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.94%) CentOS
11 18 (0.80%) Windows 10
12 15 (0.67%) Android
13 14 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.58%) AIX
15 11 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 11 (0.49%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.40%) HPUX
16 9 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (0.36%) Kali Linux
18 6 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 879 (39.24%) Cybersecurity
2 543 (24.24%) Risk Management
3 413 (18.44%) Data Protection
4 352 (15.71%) SIEM
5 334 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
6 286 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
7 277 (12.37%) Security Operations
7 277 (12.37%) Vulnerability Management
8 259 (11.56%) Security Architecture
9 254 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
10 240 (10.71%) ITIL
11 176 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 168 (7.50%) Data Privacy
13 160 (7.14%) Project Management
14 158 (7.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 155 (6.92%) Identity Access Management
16 148 (6.61%) DevOps
16 148 (6.61%) Security Management
17 138 (6.16%) Business Continuity
18 123 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 172 (7.68%) Python
2 157 (7.01%) SQL
3 153 (6.83%) PowerShell
4 107 (4.78%) Java
5 93 (4.15%) JavaScript
6 84 (3.75%) C#
7 70 (3.13%) C
8 65 (2.90%) Perl
9 47 (2.10%) Bash Shell
10 41 (1.83%) Ruby
11 38 (1.70%) BeanShell
12 25 (1.12%) VBScript
13 15 (0.67%) C++
14 14 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.40%) Apple Swift
15 9 (0.40%) Go
15 9 (0.40%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.40%) PHP
16 8 (0.36%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.22%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 861 (38.44%) CISSP
2 541 (24.15%) CISM
3 425 (18.97%) Degree
4 369 (16.47%) CISA
5 156 (6.96%) CEH
6 121 (5.40%) GIAC
7 115 (5.13%) CRISC
8 101 (4.51%) Security Cleared
9 95 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
10 86 (3.84%) CompTIA Security+
11 80 (3.57%) CISMP
12 76 (3.39%) SANS
13 55 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
14 51 (2.28%) CREST Certified
14 51 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 46 (2.05%) SC Cleared
16 30 (1.34%) CCNA
17 29 (1.29%) OSCP
18 25 (1.12%) MCSA
18 25 (1.12%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 645 (28.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 351 (15.67%) GDPR
3 231 (10.31%) PCI DSS
4 148 (6.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 128 (5.71%) COBIT
6 63 (2.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 63 (2.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 47 (2.10%) SLA
8 46 (2.05%) QA
9 25 (1.12%) SSAE 16
10 24 (1.07%) NIST 800
11 21 (0.94%) Data Quality
11 21 (0.94%) MiFID
12 20 (0.89%) ISAE 3402
13 17 (0.76%) COSO
13 17 (0.76%) ISO 9001
13 17 (0.76%) SAS 70
14 16 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 12 (0.54%) HIPAA
16 11 (0.49%) GPG13
System Software
1 174 (7.77%) Active Directory
2 56 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.79%) Docker
3 40 (1.79%) Snort
4 34 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (1.47%) Hyper-V
6 19 (0.85%) HDFS
7 11 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (0.49%) vSphere
8 9 (0.40%) Apache Flume
9 8 (0.36%) iptables
10 6 (0.27%) XenApp
10 6 (0.27%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.22%) KVM
11 5 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.13%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.13%) vCloud
13 3 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 62 (2.77%) SCCM
2 45 (2.01%) Nessus
3 41 (1.83%) Ansible
4 27 (1.21%) WSUS
5 25 (1.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 24 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (1.07%) QRadar
7 22 (0.98%) Kubernetes
8 20 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (0.89%) Puppet
8 20 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.85%) IBM BigFix
9 19 (0.85%) OSSEC
10 15 (0.67%) EnCase
10 15 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (0.63%) Suricata
12 13 (0.58%) RSA Archer
12 13 (0.58%) Terraform
13 12 (0.54%) SCOM
14 11 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 271 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 92 (4.11%) Splunk
3 79 (3.53%) Cisco
4 74 (3.30%) VMware
5 64 (2.86%) Oracle
6 55 (2.46%) Google
7 53 (2.37%) Apple
8 49 (2.19%) Tableau
9 46 (2.05%) ServiceNow
10 42 (1.88%) Qualys
11 40 (1.79%) Palo Alto
12 35 (1.56%) ArcSight
12 35 (1.56%) Citrix
13 33 (1.47%) LogRhythm
14 28 (1.25%) McAfee
15 27 (1.21%) Symantec
16 23 (1.03%) CyberArk
17 22 (0.98%) IBM
17 22 (0.98%) Red Hat
18 21 (0.94%) Sophos