Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 97 84
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 +45
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,183 2,340 2,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 3.46% 3.35% 3.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 3.59% 3.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,417 1,895 2,013
London median annual salary £69,591 £65,000 £65,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.06% -0.76% +9.17%
10th Percentile £46,050 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £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 58,065 65,106 64,291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.99% 93.16% 92.10%
Number of salaries quoted 46,843 52,419 54,782
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +3.45% +5.45%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,575
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 +32 469 £65,000 - 88
West London +15 63 £70,000 +12.00% 35
South London +1 43 £70,000 +3.70% 8
East London -21 25 £65,000 -16.13% 15
North London +10 12 £57,500 -16.36% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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.

1 764 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
2 646 (29.59%) CISSP
3 622 (28.49%) Management Information System
4 596 (27.30%) Finance
5 509 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
6 500 (22.90%) Degree
7 483 (22.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 474 (21.71%) Banking
9 433 (19.84%) Windows
10 424 (19.42%) Risk Management
11 423 (19.38%) CISM
12 370 (16.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 351 (16.08%) Firewall
14 345 (15.80%) Change Management
15 341 (15.62%) Computer Science
16 338 (15.48%) Linux
17 320 (14.66%) QA
18 315 (14.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
19 312 (14.29%) Software Engineering
20 280 (12.83%) Wealth Management
21 279 (12.78%) Portfolio Management
22 276 (12.64%) Penetration Testing
23 267 (12.23%) Data Protection
24 263 (12.05%) Microsoft
25 261 (11.96%) SIEM
26 259 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
27 254 (11.64%) GDPR
28 243 (11.13%) CISA
29 242 (11.09%) Decision-Making
30 213 (9.76%) 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 32 (1.47%) Apache Spark
2 25 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
2 25 (1.15%) IIS
3 19 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 18 (0.82%) Confluence
5 10 (0.46%) Apache
6 9 (0.41%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.27%) nginx
8 4 (0.18%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.14%) Luigi
9 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.14%) Tornado
10 2 (0.092%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.092%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.092%) Jupyter
10 2 (0.092%) uWSGI
11 1 (0.046%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 57 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 27 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.092%) SPSS
7 1 (0.046%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 122 (5.59%) Temenos T24
2 93 (4.26%) thinkFolio
3 44 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) Relativity
5 1 (0.046%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.046%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.046%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.046%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 206 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 169 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
3 95 (4.35%) Office 365
4 65 (2.98%) PaaS
5 62 (2.84%) SaaS
6 45 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.01%) IaaS
8 13 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.46%) G Suite
10 9 (0.41%) OneDrive
11 7 (0.32%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 2 (0.092%) Azure Data Factory
14 2 (0.092%) Data Lake Analytics
14 2 (0.092%) OpenDNS
14 2 (0.092%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 351 (16.08%) Firewall
2 151 (6.92%) TCP/IP
3 140 (6.41%) Network Security
4 109 (4.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 85 (3.89%) WAN
6 83 (3.80%) LAN
7 71 (3.25%) Internet
8 54 (2.47%) VPN
9 51 (2.34%) DNS
10 39 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
11 36 (1.65%) Wireless
12 35 (1.60%) HTTP
13 27 (1.24%) SSL
14 26 (1.19%) BGP
14 26 (1.19%) EIGRP
14 26 (1.19%) IPsec
14 26 (1.19%) VoIP
15 25 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
16 22 (1.01%) DHCP
17 20 (0.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 92 (4.21%) Big Data
3 59 (2.70%) Hadoop
4 52 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 39 (1.79%) MySQL
5 39 (1.79%) Power BI
6 37 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 34 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (1.15%) MongoDB
9 22 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
11 17 (0.78%) Data Lake
11 17 (0.78%) Redis
12 16 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 13 (0.60%) HBase
14 11 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (0.50%) BigQuery
14 11 (0.50%) CouchDB
14 11 (0.50%) Flink
14 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 39 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 26 (1.19%) JIRA
3 23 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
4 22 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.92%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.82%) HP UFT
7 17 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 14 (0.64%) Metasploit
9 12 (0.55%) MSTest
9 12 (0.55%) NUnit
10 10 (0.46%) Hudson
11 9 (0.41%) GitLab
12 8 (0.37%) Selenium
12 8 (0.37%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.23%) Subversion
14 4 (0.18%) AppScan
15 3 (0.14%) Burp Suite
15 3 (0.14%) IDA Disassembler
15 3 (0.14%) Maven
General
1 596 (27.30%) Finance
2 474 (21.71%) Banking
3 182 (8.34%) Games
4 129 (5.91%) Legal
5 92 (4.21%) Law
6 71 (3.25%) Retail
7 53 (2.43%) Investment Banking
8 42 (1.92%) Front Office
9 39 (1.79%) Marketing
10 34 (1.56%) German Language
10 34 (1.56%) Private Banking
11 27 (1.24%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.64%) Advertising
13 12 (0.55%) Local Government
14 9 (0.41%) Billing
14 9 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 9 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.37%) Manufacturing
16 7 (0.32%) Electronics
17 6 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 459 (21.03%) Analyst
2 252 (11.54%) Security Manager
3 240 (10.99%) Security Analyst
4 204 (9.34%) Architect
5 192 (8.80%) Security Engineer
6 174 (7.97%) Consultant
7 160 (7.33%) Developer
8 156 (7.15%) Information Security Manager
9 145 (6.64%) Information Manager
10 127 (5.82%) Security Consultant
11 119 (5.45%) Business Analyst
12 113 (5.18%) Security Architect
13 111 (5.08%) Information Analyst
14 108 (4.95%) Information Security Analyst
15 104 (4.76%) Head of Security
16 86 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
17 79 (3.62%) Security Officer
18 62 (2.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
19 61 (2.79%) Head of Information Security
19 61 (2.79%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (4.54%) REST
2 93 (4.26%) .NET
3 90 (4.12%) AngularJS
4 71 (3.25%) React
5 63 (2.89%) SailPoint
6 58 (2.66%) Vue.js
7 54 (2.47%) Web Services
8 42 (1.92%) HTML
9 33 (1.51%) CSS
10 31 (1.42%) jQuery
11 30 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
12 28 (1.28%) ASP.NET
13 25 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (0.92%) Regular Expression
14 20 (0.92%) WPF
15 16 (0.73%) OAuth
16 15 (0.69%) HTML5
17 12 (0.55%) WCF
18 11 (0.50%) .NET Framework
18 11 (0.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 622 (28.49%) Management Information System
2 259 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (4.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 93 (4.26%) Equities
4 93 (4.26%) Fixed Income
5 90 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
6 69 (3.16%) Mobile App
7 68 (3.11%) Cyberthreat
7 68 (3.11%) Derivative
8 67 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
9 66 (3.02%) Fintech
10 61 (2.79%) Data Centre
10 61 (2.79%) Security Operations Centre
11 52 (2.38%) User Experience
12 34 (1.56%) Cyberattack
13 31 (1.42%) Cloud Native
13 31 (1.42%) Data Structures
14 26 (1.19%) Robotics
15 25 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
16 24 (1.10%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 433 (19.84%) Windows
2 338 (15.48%) Linux
3 142 (6.50%) Unix
4 94 (4.31%) Windows Server
5 61 (2.79%) Apple iOS
6 41 (1.88%) Android
6 41 (1.88%) Windows 7
7 35 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (1.47%) Windows 10
9 31 (1.42%) Mac OS X
10 28 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (0.78%) CentOS
12 16 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (0.60%) Debian
14 11 (0.50%) Kali Linux
15 10 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.41%) AIX
17 5 (0.23%) HPUX
17 5 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (35.00%) Cybersecurity
2 509 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
3 424 (19.42%) Risk Management
4 370 (16.95%) Continuous Improvement
5 345 (15.80%) Change Management
6 341 (15.62%) Computer Science
7 315 (14.43%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 312 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 280 (12.83%) Wealth Management
10 279 (12.78%) Portfolio Management
11 276 (12.64%) Penetration Testing
12 267 (12.23%) Data Protection
13 261 (11.96%) SIEM
14 242 (11.09%) Decision-Making
15 213 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
16 212 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
16 212 (9.71%) Security Management
17 209 (9.57%) Security Operations
18 203 (9.30%) ITIL
19 202 (9.25%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 197 (9.02%) Python
1 197 (9.02%) SQL
2 178 (8.15%) Java
3 134 (6.14%) PowerShell
4 101 (4.63%) C#
5 90 (4.12%) JavaScript
6 66 (3.02%) C
7 64 (2.93%) Perl
8 33 (1.51%) Ruby
9 28 (1.28%) C++
10 27 (1.24%) Bash Shell
11 24 (1.10%) Apple Swift
12 22 (1.01%) Objective-C
13 21 (0.96%) VBScript
14 20 (0.92%) BeanShell
15 17 (0.78%) PHP
15 17 (0.78%) Scala
16 11 (0.50%) Kotlin
17 10 (0.46%) Go
17 10 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 646 (29.59%) CISSP
2 500 (22.90%) Degree
3 423 (19.38%) CISM
4 243 (11.13%) CISA
5 157 (7.19%) CEH
6 131 (6.00%) GIAC
7 108 (4.95%) CRISC
8 103 (4.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 95 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
10 87 (3.99%) SANS
11 71 (3.25%) Security Cleared
12 61 (2.79%) CompTIA Security+
13 60 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 56 (2.57%) CCNA
14 56 (2.57%) CREST Certified
15 52 (2.38%) CISMP
16 51 (2.34%) CCNP
17 40 (1.83%) SAFe Agilist
18 37 (1.69%) MCSA
19 33 (1.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (22.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 320 (14.66%) QA
3 254 (11.64%) GDPR
4 134 (6.14%) PCI DSS
5 84 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 82 (3.76%) COBIT
7 64 (2.93%) SLA
8 51 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 50 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 49 (2.24%) Data Quality
11 48 (2.20%) MiFID
12 19 (0.87%) NIST 800
13 15 (0.69%) SAS 70
14 14 (0.64%) COSO
15 12 (0.55%) ISO 9001
16 10 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 10 (0.46%) ISO 22301
17 9 (0.41%) SSAE 16
18 8 (0.37%) JSP 440
19 7 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 147 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 53 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (1.51%) Docker
4 28 (1.28%) Snort
5 27 (1.24%) Hyper-V
6 15 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.32%) iptables
10 6 (0.27%) vSphere
11 5 (0.23%) KVM
11 5 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.18%) HDFS
12 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.18%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.14%) Firmware
13 3 (0.14%) vCloud
13 3 (0.14%) XenApp
14 2 (0.092%) Squid
Systems Management
1 72 (3.30%) SCCM
2 64 (2.93%) Nessus
3 38 (1.74%) Kubernetes
4 36 (1.65%) Ansible
4 36 (1.65%) WSUS
5 29 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
6 26 (1.19%) IBM BigFix
7 25 (1.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 23 (1.05%) CSIRT
9 21 (0.96%) Terraform
10 19 (0.87%) OSSEC
11 18 (0.82%) HP ALM
12 17 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
14 14 (0.64%) EnCase
15 13 (0.60%) QRadar
16 12 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
17 11 (0.50%) Puppet
18 10 (0.46%) CASB
18 10 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 263 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 109 (4.99%) Cisco
3 94 (4.31%) Charles River
4 87 (3.99%) Splunk
5 74 (3.39%) VMware
6 63 (2.89%) Palo Alto
7 54 (2.47%) Google
8 50 (2.29%) Oracle
9 49 (2.24%) Citrix
10 45 (2.06%) Symantec
11 43 (1.97%) Cadence
12 41 (1.88%) Qualys
13 40 (1.83%) CheckPoint
14 38 (1.74%) McAfee
15 33 (1.51%) Juniper
15 33 (1.51%) LogRhythm
16 32 (1.47%) ServiceNow
17 31 (1.42%) HP
17 31 (1.42%) Sony
18 29 (1.33%) Tableau