Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 83 128
Rank change year-on-year -11 +45 +32
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,291 2,432 2,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.29% 3.47% 2.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 3.84% 2.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,839 2,004 1,832
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,500 £61,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.76% +7.38% +1.67%
10th Percentile £41,950 £42,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 63,705 63,365 76,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.43% 90.53% 89.75%
Number of salaries quoted 52,077 53,667 65,260
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,250
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 17 February 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 17 February 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 -13 435 £70,000 +5.26% 71
East London +17 51 £77,500 +10.71% 18
West London -45 49 £66,250 +29.27% 25
South London -14 30 £67,500 +12.50% 2
North London +5 24 £90,000 +28.57% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 903 (39.42%) CISSP
2 887 (38.72%) Cybersecurity
3 839 (36.62%) Finance
4 809 (35.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 649 (28.33%) CISM
6 524 (22.87%) Firewall
7 517 (22.57%) Data Protection
8 476 (20.78%) SIEM
9 465 (20.30%) Risk Management
10 459 (20.03%) Degree
11 444 (19.38%) Management Information System
12 412 (17.98%) CISA
13 383 (16.72%) GDPR
14 363 (15.84%) Penetration Testing
15 359 (15.67%) Windows
16 348 (15.19%) Linux
17 343 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
18 339 (14.80%) PCI DSS
19 326 (14.23%) Vulnerability Management
20 296 (12.92%) Security Architecture
21 284 (12.40%) Microsoft
21 284 (12.40%) Security Operations
22 272 (11.87%) Legal
23 268 (11.70%) Network Security
24 252 (11.00%) ITIL
25 240 (10.48%) Computer Science
26 236 (10.30%) Incident Management
27 232 (10.13%) Banking
28 224 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
29 209 (9.12%) Security 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 60 (2.62%) Apache Spark
2 53 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.31%) MS Exchange
4 20 (0.87%) IIS
5 14 (0.61%) Apache
5 14 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.52%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.39%) CMS
8 8 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.35%) SAS
9 6 (0.26%) Confluence
10 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.17%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.13%) Drupal
12 3 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.13%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.13%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.087%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.087%) SPSS
6 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 38 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.48%) SimCorp Dimension
3 9 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.087%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.087%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.044%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.044%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.044%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.044%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 173 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 90 (3.93%) SaaS
4 74 (3.23%) Office 365
5 57 (2.49%) IaaS
6 51 (2.23%) PaaS
7 35 (1.53%) OneDrive
8 14 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.52%) Cloudflare
10 10 (0.44%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.13%) G Suite
14 2 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.087%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.087%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.087%) Slack
14 2 (0.087%) Trello
15 1 (0.044%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 524 (22.87%) Firewall
2 268 (11.70%) Network Security
3 177 (7.73%) TCP/IP
4 131 (5.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 63 (2.75%) WAN
6 62 (2.71%) Internet
7 51 (2.23%) LAN
7 51 (2.23%) VPN
8 39 (1.70%) DNS
9 37 (1.62%) SAN
10 34 (1.48%) SMTP
11 26 (1.13%) HTTP
12 19 (0.83%) VoIP
12 19 (0.83%) Wireshark
13 17 (0.74%) DHCP
13 17 (0.74%) SSL
14 16 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (0.65%) SSH
16 13 (0.57%) Wireless
17 12 (0.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
2 48 (2.10%) SQL Server
3 40 (1.75%) Big Data
4 32 (1.40%) MySQL
5 24 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 21 (0.92%) MongoDB
7 18 (0.79%) NoSQL
8 14 (0.61%) Blockchain
9 13 (0.57%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.48%) Redis
11 9 (0.39%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.31%) HBase
12 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
15 4 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
16 3 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (1.44%) Metasploit
2 22 (0.96%) Burp Suite
3 17 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.61%) JIRA
6 12 (0.52%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.39%) Gradle
7 9 (0.39%) Maven
8 8 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.26%) Subversion
10 5 (0.22%) AppScan
11 4 (0.17%) JUnit
11 4 (0.17%) Mockito
11 4 (0.17%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
11 4 (0.17%) TestNG
11 4 (0.17%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.13%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 839 (36.62%) Finance
2 272 (11.87%) Legal
3 232 (10.13%) Banking
4 112 (4.89%) Law
5 84 (3.67%) Retail
6 60 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 52 (2.27%) Marketing
8 46 (2.01%) Investment Banking
9 33 (1.44%) Games
10 24 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 23 (1.00%) Retail Banking
12 17 (0.74%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.65%) Advertising
14 12 (0.52%) Electronics
15 8 (0.35%) Automotive
15 8 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.22%) French Language
16 5 (0.22%) Military
16 5 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 514 (22.44%) Analyst
2 403 (17.59%) Security Analyst
3 324 (14.14%) Security Manager
4 261 (11.39%) Consultant
5 205 (8.95%) Information Analyst
6 202 (8.82%) Information Security Analyst
7 194 (8.47%) Security Consultant
8 174 (7.59%) Information Manager
9 173 (7.55%) Architect
10 172 (7.51%) Information Security Manager
11 164 (7.16%) Security Officer
12 141 (6.15%) Security Engineer
13 135 (5.89%) Information Security Officer
14 127 (5.54%) Information Officer
15 106 (4.63%) Security Architect
16 100 (4.36%) IT Manager
17 77 (3.36%) Security Specialist
18 76 (3.32%) Risk Manager
19 74 (3.23%) IT Security Manager
20 68 (2.97%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (3.54%) Natural Language Processing
2 51 (2.23%) .NET
3 39 (1.70%) Node.js
4 30 (1.31%) AngularJS
5 28 (1.22%) HTML
5 28 (1.22%) Web Services
6 25 (1.09%) Middleware
7 24 (1.05%) React
8 23 (1.00%) RabbitMQ
9 21 (0.92%) REST
10 20 (0.87%) LDAP
10 20 (0.87%) SAML
11 19 (0.83%) OAuth
12 16 (0.70%) CSS
12 16 (0.70%) RESTful
13 15 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
14 14 (0.61%) SailPoint
15 12 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (0.52%) Redux
15 12 (0.52%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 444 (19.38%) Management Information System
2 240 (10.48%) Computer Science
3 224 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
4 195 (8.51%) Cyberthreat
5 188 (8.21%) Data Protection Act
6 75 (3.27%) Data Centre
7 61 (2.66%) Security Operations Centre
8 55 (2.40%) Fintech
9 45 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 37 (1.62%) Cyberattack
10 37 (1.62%) PKI
11 34 (1.48%) CESG
12 33 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
13 30 (1.31%) Mobile App
13 30 (1.31%) User Experience
14 27 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
15 25 (1.09%) Public Cloud
16 21 (0.92%) Algorithms
16 21 (0.92%) Blog
16 21 (0.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 359 (15.67%) Windows
2 348 (15.19%) Linux
3 165 (7.20%) Unix
4 105 (4.58%) Windows Server
5 54 (2.36%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 28 (1.22%) Android
8 24 (1.05%) Kali Linux
9 19 (0.83%) Windows 7
10 18 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (0.48%) Debian
12 11 (0.48%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.35%) Solaris
14 7 (0.31%) CentOS
14 7 (0.31%) VMS
15 5 (0.22%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.13%) AIX
18 2 (0.087%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 887 (38.72%) Cybersecurity
2 517 (22.57%) Data Protection
3 476 (20.78%) SIEM
4 465 (20.30%) Risk Management
5 363 (15.84%) Penetration Testing
6 343 (14.97%) Agile Software Development
7 326 (14.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 296 (12.92%) Security Architecture
9 284 (12.40%) Security Operations
10 252 (11.00%) ITIL
11 236 (10.30%) Incident Management
12 209 (9.12%) Security Management
13 202 (8.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 189 (8.25%) Continuous Improvement
15 184 (8.03%) Project Management
16 165 (7.20%) Identity Access Management
16 165 (7.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 162 (7.07%) ISMS
17 162 (7.07%) Risk Assessment
17 162 (7.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 158 (6.90%) Python
2 110 (4.80%) Ruby
3 106 (4.63%) C#
4 90 (3.93%) SQL
5 82 (3.58%) JavaScript
5 82 (3.58%) PowerShell
6 74 (3.23%) Bash Shell
7 67 (2.92%) C
8 65 (2.84%) Perl
9 61 (2.66%) Java
10 35 (1.53%) Bourne shell
10 35 (1.53%) Korn
11 29 (1.27%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.00%) Go
13 16 (0.70%) PHP
14 14 (0.61%) C++
14 14 (0.61%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.26%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.22%) ABAP
17 4 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 903 (39.42%) CISSP
2 649 (28.33%) CISM
3 459 (20.03%) Degree
4 412 (17.98%) CISA
5 164 (7.16%) GIAC
6 145 (6.33%) CEH
7 119 (5.19%) SANS
8 103 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
9 87 (3.80%) GCIH
10 76 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 72 (3.14%) Security Cleared
12 69 (3.01%) CRISC
13 66 (2.88%) CCNA
14 65 (2.84%) CREST Certified
15 61 (2.66%) OSCP
16 56 (2.44%) GCIA
17 45 (1.96%) SSCP
18 40 (1.75%) Master's Degree
19 37 (1.62%) SC Cleared
20 35 (1.53%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 809 (35.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 383 (16.72%) GDPR
3 339 (14.80%) PCI DSS
4 142 (6.20%) COBIT
5 136 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 87 (3.80%) QA
7 75 (3.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 60 (2.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 21 (0.92%) ISO 22301
10 20 (0.87%) ISO 9001
10 20 (0.87%) SLA
11 19 (0.83%) ISAE 3402
12 18 (0.79%) SSAE 16
13 16 (0.70%) Data Quality
14 13 (0.57%) NIST 800
15 12 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 9 (0.39%) BS7799
16 9 (0.39%) GPG13
16 9 (0.39%) PMO
17 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 143 (6.24%) Active Directory
2 77 (3.36%) Docker
3 59 (2.58%) Virtual Machines
4 48 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (0.92%) Snort
6 13 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 12 (0.52%) HDFS
7 12 (0.52%) vSphere
8 9 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.35%) iptables
10 4 (0.17%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.13%) Firmware
11 3 (0.13%) XenApp
12 2 (0.087%) KVM
12 2 (0.087%) vCloud
12 2 (0.087%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.044%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 118 (5.15%) Nessus
2 61 (2.66%) Kubernetes
3 54 (2.36%) CSIRT
4 53 (2.31%) QRadar
5 37 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
6 34 (1.48%) Ansible
7 30 (1.31%) Puppet
8 29 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
9 28 (1.22%) Core Impact
10 25 (1.09%) Terraform
11 23 (1.00%) SCCM
12 21 (0.92%) RSA enVision
13 20 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 16 (0.70%) OpenVAS
14 16 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (0.61%) SCOM
16 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
17 9 (0.39%) Suricata
17 9 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 7 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 284 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 99 (4.32%) Cisco
3 73 (3.19%) VMware
4 61 (2.66%) Oracle
5 60 (2.62%) McAfee
6 57 (2.49%) Palo Alto
7 55 (2.40%) Qualys
8 54 (2.36%) Splunk
9 45 (1.96%) CheckPoint
10 44 (1.92%) Apple
11 37 (1.62%) Symantec
12 32 (1.40%) BeyondTrust
13 30 (1.31%) ArcSight
13 30 (1.31%) F5
14 29 (1.27%) CyberArk
14 29 (1.27%) Sophos
15 27 (1.18%) Blue Coat
16 25 (1.09%) Cadence
16 25 (1.09%) FireEye
17 24 (1.05%) Varonis