Period
to 16 September 2021

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 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 124 74 118
Rank change year-on-year -50 +44 -18
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1,376 894 1,602
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.82% 4.20% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.95% 4.47% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 968 740 1,187
10th Percentile £44,625 £45,000 £44,050
25th Percentile £53,250 £51,250 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £65,000 £72,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% -10.34% +9.85%
75th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £91,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £120,000 £107,500
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 46,605 19,997 52,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 95.45% 94.01% 93.49%
Number of salaries quoted 30,296 16,641 42,466
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £36,250
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £108,750 £100,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,244 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.08% +5.23% +3.96%

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 16 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -4 257 £65,000 - 61
South London +19 46 £55,000 -7.18% 5
West London -46 46 £65,000 +8.33% 18
East London +3 15 £55,000 +24.62% 8
North London -8 2 £52,000 +7.12% 2
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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.

1 419 (30.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 419 (30.45%) Cybersecurity
2 376 (27.33%) Finance
2 376 (27.33%) Social Skills
3 372 (27.03%) Azure
4 325 (23.62%) Management Information System
5 300 (21.80%) AWS
6 295 (21.44%) Microsoft
7 284 (20.64%) CISSP
8 257 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
9 251 (18.24%) Risk Management
10 236 (17.15%) Firewall
11 208 (15.12%) CISM
12 203 (14.75%) Degree
13 197 (14.32%) GDPR
14 186 (13.52%) PCI DSS
15 184 (13.37%) NIST
16 183 (13.30%) Service Delivery
17 167 (12.14%) Line Management
18 165 (11.99%) Windows
19 162 (11.77%) Security Management
20 161 (11.70%) DevOps
21 160 (11.63%) Security Operations
22 158 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
23 155 (11.26%) SIEM
24 150 (10.90%) Python
25 142 (10.32%) Project Management
26 141 (10.25%) ITIL
27 139 (10.10%) Retail
27 139 (10.10%) Data Protection

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 35 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.47%) Confluence
3 14 (1.02%) SAS
4 12 (0.87%) Apache
4 12 (0.87%) Apache Spark
4 12 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (0.87%) MTS
5 10 (0.73%) IIS
6 8 (0.58%) nginx
7 6 (0.44%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.36%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.15%) TPMS
11 1 (0.073%) Apache Airflow
11 1 (0.073%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.073%) Site Server
11 1 (0.073%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 73 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (2.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.58%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.29%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.073%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.073%) Figma
8 1 (0.073%) InVision
8 1 (0.073%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.073%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.58%) Maximo
2 7 (0.51%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.44%) Unica
4 4 (0.29%) FastStats
5 3 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.22%) IBM Planning Analytics
5 3 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 1 (0.073%) AlphaBridge
7 1 (0.073%) Alphatax
7 1 (0.073%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.073%) Farmplan
7 1 (0.073%) KEYPrime
7 1 (0.073%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 372 (27.03%) Azure
2 300 (21.80%) AWS
3 121 (8.79%) Microsoft 365
4 98 (7.12%) SaaS
5 78 (5.67%) GCP
6 63 (4.58%) PaaS
7 58 (4.22%) IaaS
8 38 (2.76%) Serverless
9 35 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (1.96%) Power Platform
11 22 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (1.45%) Mimecast
13 16 (1.16%) Akamai
13 16 (1.16%) GitHub
14 15 (1.09%) Datadog
15 14 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (1.02%) CloudFront
16 13 (0.94%) Azure Sentinel
17 12 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 236 (17.15%) Firewall
2 118 (8.58%) Network Security
3 51 (3.71%) DNS
4 48 (3.49%) VPN
5 41 (2.98%) Internet
6 33 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
6 33 (2.40%) WAN
7 32 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 30 (2.18%) DHCP
9 27 (1.96%) TCP/IP
10 22 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 22 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 20 (1.45%) Wireless
12 19 (1.38%) HTTP
12 19 (1.38%) VLAN
13 17 (1.24%) LAN
14 12 (0.87%) Wireshark
15 11 (0.80%) Cisco Firepower
15 11 (0.80%) SSL
16 10 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.33%) Big Data
3 30 (2.18%) NoSQL
4 19 (1.38%) Power BI
4 19 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.31%) MongoDB
5 18 (1.31%) MySQL
5 18 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (1.24%) Tableau
7 16 (1.16%) Data Lake
7 16 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 13 (0.94%) RDBMS
10 11 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.58%) Apache Hive
13 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
14 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 43 (3.13%) JIRA
2 29 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 21 (1.53%) Selenium
4 13 (0.94%) SpecFlow
4 13 (0.94%) webpack
5 10 (0.73%) GitLab
5 10 (0.73%) Spinnaker
5 10 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 10 (0.73%) Travis CI
6 9 (0.65%) JUnit
7 8 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (0.58%) Jasmine
7 8 (0.58%) Protractor
8 5 (0.36%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.15%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.15%) Snyk
9 2 (0.15%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.073%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.073%) Burp Suite
General
1 376 (27.33%) Finance
1 376 (27.33%) Social Skills
2 139 (10.10%) Retail
3 112 (8.14%) Legal
4 103 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
5 101 (7.34%) Banking
6 55 (4.00%) Presentation Skills
7 54 (3.92%) Law
8 43 (3.13%) Influencing Skills
9 42 (3.05%) Public Sector
10 41 (2.98%) Organisational Skills
11 33 (2.40%) Telecoms
12 28 (2.03%) Manufacturing
13 27 (1.96%) Marketing
14 15 (1.09%) Games
15 14 (1.02%) Back Office
16 12 (0.87%) French Language
16 12 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
17 11 (0.80%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.80%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (13.30%) Analyst
2 128 (9.30%) Security Engineer
3 124 (9.01%) Consultant
4 122 (8.87%) Security Manager
5 117 (8.50%) Security Analyst
6 111 (8.07%) Architect
7 89 (6.47%) Security Consultant
8 73 (5.31%) Security Specialist
9 68 (4.94%) Information Analyst
10 67 (4.87%) Information Security Analyst
11 60 (4.36%) Information Manager
12 58 (4.22%) Information Security Manager
12 58 (4.22%) Security Architect
13 56 (4.07%) Senior Manager
14 48 (3.49%) Head of Security
15 47 (3.42%) Developer
15 47 (3.42%) Security Officer
16 44 (3.20%) Information Security Specialist
16 44 (3.20%) Information Specialist
17 43 (3.13%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (4.00%) .NET
2 45 (3.27%) Middleware
3 43 (3.13%) AngularJS
4 39 (2.83%) React
5 36 (2.62%) Web Services
6 32 (2.33%) HTML
7 25 (1.82%) .NET Framework
8 23 (1.67%) Entity Framework
8 23 (1.67%) REST
9 22 (1.60%) Node.js
10 21 (1.53%) Kafka
11 19 (1.38%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
11 19 (1.38%) SOAP
11 19 (1.38%) Vue.js
12 18 (1.31%) jQuery
12 18 (1.31%) LINQ
12 18 (1.31%) WCF
12 18 (1.31%) WinForms
13 16 (1.16%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 325 (23.62%) Management Information System
2 103 (7.49%) Cyberthreat
3 58 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
4 43 (3.13%) Cloud Native
5 42 (3.05%) Virtual Team
6 38 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 38 (2.76%) Data Protection Act
7 36 (2.62%) Cyberattack
8 29 (2.11%) User Experience
9 27 (1.96%) Public Cloud
9 27 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
10 25 (1.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 21 (1.53%) PDA
12 19 (1.38%) Equities
13 17 (1.24%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.24%) Mobile App
14 16 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
15 13 (0.94%) Algorithms
15 13 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
15 13 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 165 (11.99%) Windows
2 129 (9.38%) Linux
3 56 (4.07%) Unix
4 43 (3.13%) Windows Server
5 28 (2.03%) Windows 10
6 21 (1.53%) Mac OS
7 20 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.02%) VMS
9 8 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.36%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.22%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.15%) Android
14 2 (0.15%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
15 1 (0.073%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (30.45%) Cybersecurity
2 257 (18.68%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (18.24%) Risk Management
4 183 (13.30%) Service Delivery
5 167 (12.14%) Line Management
6 162 (11.77%) Security Management
7 161 (11.70%) DevOps
8 160 (11.63%) Security Operations
9 158 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
10 155 (11.26%) SIEM
11 142 (10.32%) Project Management
12 141 (10.25%) ITIL
13 139 (10.10%) Data Protection
14 138 (10.03%) Vulnerability Management
15 124 (9.01%) ISMS
16 121 (8.79%) Information Security Management
17 116 (8.43%) Security Architecture
18 111 (8.07%) Stakeholder Management
19 110 (7.99%) DNA
20 105 (7.63%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 150 (10.90%) Python
2 105 (7.63%) SQL
3 89 (6.47%) JavaScript
4 61 (4.43%) C#
5 59 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 53 (3.85%) Java
7 36 (2.62%) Bash Shell
8 26 (1.89%) C
9 24 (1.74%) VB
10 20 (1.45%) Go
11 19 (1.38%) R
12 18 (1.31%) Ruby
13 16 (1.16%) T-SQL
14 15 (1.09%) Perl
15 12 (0.87%) PHP
16 11 (0.80%) Shell Script
17 10 (0.73%) C++
18 8 (0.58%) Kotlin
19 5 (0.36%) Groovy
19 5 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 284 (20.64%) CISSP
2 208 (15.12%) CISM
3 203 (14.75%) Degree
4 108 (7.85%) CISA
5 65 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (3.13%) CCNA
7 39 (2.83%) CEH
8 33 (2.40%) GIAC
9 32 (2.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 32 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 31 (2.25%) SANS
11 29 (2.11%) SSCP
12 26 (1.89%) CRISC
12 26 (1.89%) OSCP
13 25 (1.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 22 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
15 21 (1.53%) AWS Certification
16 20 (1.45%) MCSA
16 20 (1.45%) Security Cleared
17 18 (1.31%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 419 (30.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 197 (14.32%) GDPR
3 186 (13.52%) PCI DSS
4 184 (13.37%) NIST
5 98 (7.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 93 (6.76%) GRC
7 80 (5.81%) COBIT
8 44 (3.20%) QA
9 43 (3.13%) SLA
10 30 (2.18%) NCSC
11 29 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 24 (1.74%) NIST 800
13 20 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 19 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
15 18 (1.31%) SOC 2
16 17 (1.24%) ISO 22301
17 15 (1.09%) Data Quality
18 13 (0.94%) ITGC
19 11 (0.80%) IASME
20 10 (0.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 97 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 47 (3.42%) Docker
3 24 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 24 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.51%) vSphere
5 5 (0.36%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.36%) HDFS
6 4 (0.29%) vCloud
6 4 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.22%) KVM
7 3 (0.22%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.15%) XenApp
9 1 (0.073%) Firmware
9 1 (0.073%) LXC
9 1 (0.073%) Xen
Systems Management
1 54 (3.92%) Terraform
2 49 (3.56%) Kubernetes
3 27 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (1.82%) Ansible
5 21 (1.53%) QRadar
6 18 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (1.09%) Nagios
8 14 (1.02%) Consul
9 11 (0.80%) Kibana
10 10 (0.73%) SCCM
10 10 (0.73%) Sysdig
11 8 (0.58%) Nessus
12 7 (0.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
13 6 (0.44%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 5 (0.36%) Galera Cluster
14 5 (0.36%) Grafana
15 4 (0.29%) CASB
15 4 (0.29%) Opsgenie
15 4 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 295 (21.44%) Microsoft
2 86 (6.25%) Cisco
3 69 (5.01%) Google
4 56 (4.07%) Splunk
5 40 (2.91%) ServiceNow
6 32 (2.33%) Apple
6 32 (2.33%) VMware
7 30 (2.18%) CheckPoint
8 23 (1.67%) Zscaler
9 22 (1.60%) Atlassian
9 22 (1.60%) F5
10 21 (1.53%) Palo Alto
11 18 (1.31%) IBM
11 18 (1.31%) Meraki
12 11 (0.80%) LogRhythm
12 11 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.73%) HP
13 10 (0.73%) Intel
13 10 (0.73%) Oracle
13 10 (0.73%) Qualys