Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 74 115 101
Rank change year-on-year +41 -14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 831 1,579 2,221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.18% 2.88% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.49% 3.09% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 688 1,165 1,707
Median annual salary £67,875 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.04% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £46,250 £43,950 £43,750
90th Percentile £120,000 £105,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

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 18,524 51,155 63,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.29% 93.16% 92.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15,284 41,169 50,576
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £109,350 £98,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security in London.

Salary trend for Information Security in London

Information Security
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in London over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 +51 162 £66,250 -5.36% 29
West London +77 28 £60,000 -14.29% 4
South London +6 10 £50,750 -12.77% 2
East London +28 6 £54,500 -19.26% 7
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 341 (41.03%) CISSP
2 317 (38.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 291 (35.02%) Finance
4 283 (34.06%) Cybersecurity
5 186 (22.38%) AWS
6 176 (21.18%) CISM
7 174 (20.94%) NIST
8 169 (20.34%) Management Information System
9 159 (19.13%) Firewall
10 156 (18.77%) Identity Access Management
11 151 (18.17%) Azure
12 142 (17.09%) Risk Management
13 132 (15.88%) Cisco Certification
14 129 (15.52%) Security Architecture
15 122 (14.68%) Degree
16 117 (14.08%) Windows
17 107 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
17 107 (12.88%) SIEM
18 106 (12.76%) ITIL
19 103 (12.39%) GDPR
20 100 (12.03%) Microsoft
21 99 (11.91%) Security Operations
22 96 (11.55%) CCNA
23 91 (10.95%) CCNP
24 88 (10.59%) DevOps
25 87 (10.47%) Active Directory
26 86 (10.35%) OAuth
26 86 (10.35%) Office 365
27 85 (10.23%) OpenID
28 83 (9.99%) Vulnerability 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 18 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.05%) WebSphere
3 8 (0.96%) IIS
4 4 (0.48%) Confluence
4 4 (0.48%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.24%) Apache
5 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.24%) ColdFusion
5 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.12%) CMS
6 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Actimize
1 4 (0.48%) FastStats
1 4 (0.48%) Unica
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 186 (22.38%) AWS
2 151 (18.17%) Azure
3 86 (10.35%) Office 365
4 51 (6.14%) IaaS
5 42 (5.05%) SaaS
6 40 (4.81%) GCP
7 29 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (2.65%) PaaS
9 14 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (1.56%) Serverless
11 12 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.20%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
14 6 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
15 5 (0.60%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.60%) Power Platform
16 4 (0.48%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 4 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 159 (19.13%) Firewall
2 57 (6.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 42 (5.05%) DNS
4 41 (4.93%) Network Security
5 37 (4.45%) VPN
6 28 (3.37%) DHCP
7 27 (3.25%) WAN
8 23 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (2.65%) Cisco IOS
9 22 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
10 19 (2.29%) BGP
10 19 (2.29%) OSPF
11 18 (2.17%) Unified Communications
12 17 (2.05%) LAN
12 17 (2.05%) Wireless
13 15 (1.81%) EIGRP
14 14 (1.68%) IPv6
14 14 (1.68%) Multicast
14 14 (1.68%) NX-OS
14 14 (1.68%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.77%) NoSQL
2 14 (1.68%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 12 (1.44%) RDBMS
5 11 (1.32%) Big Data
6 10 (1.20%) Data Lake
7 7 (0.84%) EDRMS
8 6 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.60%) GIS
9 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.60%) Power BI
10 4 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.36%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.24%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.24%) MySQL
12 2 (0.24%) Presto
Development Applications
1 17 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.20%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.84%) JIRA
4 6 (0.72%) GitLab
5 2 (0.24%) Ant
5 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.24%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.24%) JUnit
5 2 (0.24%) Maven
6 1 (0.12%) Babel
6 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.12%) Gradle
6 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.12%) Selenium
6 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.12%) Subversion
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 291 (35.02%) Finance
2 83 (9.99%) Banking
3 64 (7.70%) Legal
4 37 (4.45%) Law
5 26 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 25 (3.01%) Back Office
7 23 (2.77%) Telecoms
8 20 (2.41%) Public Sector
9 16 (1.93%) Front Office
9 16 (1.93%) Marketing
10 11 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
11 9 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.08%) Retail
12 7 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.60%) Electronics
15 4 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.36%) Advertising
17 2 (0.24%) Games
17 2 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 148 (17.81%) Analyst
2 128 (15.40%) Security Analyst
3 127 (15.28%) Consultant
4 79 (9.51%) Security Engineer
5 72 (8.66%) Information Analyst
6 71 (8.54%) Information Security Analyst
7 60 (7.22%) Security Manager
8 56 (6.74%) Architect
9 45 (5.42%) Security Officer
10 43 (5.17%) Information Manager
10 43 (5.17%) Security Consultant
11 39 (4.69%) Senior Manager
12 37 (4.45%) Information Security Manager
13 35 (4.21%) Network Engineer
13 35 (4.21%) Risk Analyst
14 34 (4.09%) Security Risk Analyst
15 31 (3.73%) Information Security Officer
16 30 (3.61%) IT Analyst
17 25 (3.01%) Information Officer
17 25 (3.01%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (10.35%) OAuth
2 85 (10.23%) OpenID
3 81 (9.75%) SAML
4 49 (5.90%) SailPoint
5 34 (4.09%) Web Services
6 27 (3.25%) .NET
7 16 (1.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (1.56%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.72%) YAML
10 5 (0.60%) Node.js
10 5 (0.60%) REST
11 4 (0.48%) Kafka
11 4 (0.48%) Middleware
11 4 (0.48%) OAuth2
11 4 (0.48%) SOAP
11 4 (0.48%) Spring
12 3 (0.36%) J2EE
12 3 (0.36%) JSON
12 3 (0.36%) React
12 3 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 169 (20.34%) Management Information System
2 55 (6.62%) Cyberthreat
3 50 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.45%) Data Centre
5 29 (3.49%) Public Cloud
6 27 (3.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 22 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (2.17%) Mobile App
9 16 (1.93%) Security Operations Centre
10 15 (1.81%) Cybercrime
11 13 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
12 11 (1.32%) Cloud Native
12 11 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.08%) Cyberattack
13 9 (1.08%) User Experience
14 8 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
15 7 (0.84%) PKI
16 6 (0.72%) Robotics
16 6 (0.72%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.60%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 117 (14.08%) Windows
2 58 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 57 (6.86%) Linux
4 33 (3.97%) Unix
5 19 (2.29%) Windows 10
6 11 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.96%) Mac OS
7 8 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (0.84%) Solaris
8 7 (0.84%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (0.84%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.72%) Android
9 6 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.48%) VMS
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (34.06%) Cybersecurity
2 156 (18.77%) Identity Access Management
3 142 (17.09%) Risk Management
4 129 (15.52%) Security Architecture
5 107 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (12.88%) SIEM
6 106 (12.76%) ITIL
7 99 (11.91%) Security Operations
8 88 (10.59%) DevOps
9 83 (9.99%) Vulnerability Management
10 75 (9.03%) Penetration Testing
11 67 (8.06%) Data Protection
12 63 (7.58%) Security Management
13 61 (7.34%) Incident Management
14 57 (6.86%) Kalman Filter
15 56 (6.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 53 (6.38%) ISMS
17 52 (6.26%) Computer Science
18 51 (6.14%) Security Monitoring
19 50 (6.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (9.15%) Python
2 62 (7.46%) Java
3 59 (7.10%) PowerShell
4 42 (5.05%) SQL
5 21 (2.53%) C#
6 19 (2.29%) Bash Shell
7 17 (2.05%) C++
7 17 (2.05%) Perl
8 13 (1.56%) C
9 11 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.96%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.60%) VBScript
12 4 (0.48%) Go
12 4 (0.48%) Ruby
12 4 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.24%) Java 8
13 2 (0.24%) PHP
13 2 (0.24%) VB
13 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 341 (41.03%) CISSP
2 176 (21.18%) CISM
3 132 (15.88%) Cisco Certification
4 122 (14.68%) Degree
5 96 (11.55%) CCNA
6 91 (10.95%) CCNP
7 77 (9.27%) CISA
8 39 (4.69%) Security Cleared
9 35 (4.21%) CompTIA Security+
10 30 (3.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 29 (3.49%) SC Cleared
12 28 (3.37%) CRISC
13 24 (2.89%) DV Cleared
13 24 (2.89%) GIAC
14 22 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (2.53%) Master's Degree
16 20 (2.41%) CREST Certified
17 19 (2.29%) CCSP
17 19 (2.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
17 19 (2.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 317 (38.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 174 (20.94%) NIST
3 103 (12.39%) GDPR
4 48 (5.78%) PCI DSS
5 47 (5.66%) COBIT
6 26 (3.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (2.65%) ISO 31000
8 21 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 20 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (1.08%) Data Quality
10 9 (1.08%) NIST 800
10 9 (1.08%) SLA
11 6 (0.72%) BS7799
11 6 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.72%) GLBA
11 6 (0.72%) ISO 22301
11 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (0.60%) NCSC
12 5 (0.60%) QA
13 4 (0.48%) PSD2
System Software
1 87 (10.47%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.13%) Docker
3 23 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.84%) XenApp
7 4 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.12%) Firmware
9 1 (0.12%) NDS
9 1 (0.12%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 30 (3.61%) Terraform
3 21 (2.53%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.29%) SCCM
5 16 (1.93%) Ansible
6 14 (1.68%) Nessus
7 12 (1.44%) CSIRT
7 12 (1.44%) Puppet
8 9 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.60%) CASB
11 4 (0.48%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.48%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 3 (0.36%) Mesos
12 3 (0.36%) Salt
13 2 (0.24%) HP Fortify
14 1 (0.12%) FTK
14 1 (0.12%) Grafana
Vendors
1 100 (12.03%) Microsoft
2 60 (7.22%) VMware
3 57 (6.86%) ForgeRock
4 56 (6.74%) Cisco
5 50 (6.02%) CyberArk
6 28 (3.37%) Citrix
7 27 (3.25%) Google
8 22 (2.65%) CheckPoint
9 21 (2.53%) Splunk
10 17 (2.05%) Qualys
11 16 (1.93%) Informatica
12 15 (1.81%) HP
13 14 (1.68%) Infoblox
13 14 (1.68%) Sophos
13 14 (1.68%) Sun
14 13 (1.56%) Aveksa
14 13 (1.56%) Oracle
15 11 (1.32%) ArcSight
16 9 (1.08%) ServiceNow
17 8 (0.96%) SAP