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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 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > London
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 144 126 91
Rank change year-on-year -18 -35 +8
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1,964 926 1,401
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.79% 2.69% 3.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 2.84% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1,212 694 1,087
10th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £55,500 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -7.14%
75th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £96,250 £105,000
England median annual salary £64,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.92% - -

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 67,904 32,625 36,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 96.54% 94.78% 94.42%
Number of salaries quoted 34,108 24,729 30,011
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
25th Percentile £53,750 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 21 May 2022.

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 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -3 267 £65,000 +4.00% 40
West London -41 53 £61,250 -5.77% 16
East London -15 48 £90,000 +50.00% 8
South London -31 41 £57,500 +15.00% 3
North London -31 7 £95,000 +35.71%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 660 (33.60%) Finance
2 636 (32.38%) Cybersecurity
3 536 (27.29%) Azure
4 519 (26.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 513 (26.12%) Social Skills
6 498 (25.36%) Risk Management
7 483 (24.59%) Management Information System
8 464 (23.63%) AWS
9 458 (23.32%) Agile
10 431 (21.95%) CISSP
11 336 (17.11%) Degree
12 318 (16.19%) DevOps
13 315 (16.04%) CISM
13 315 (16.04%) Python
14 308 (15.68%) Security Operations
15 300 (15.27%) Data Protection
16 291 (14.82%) Microsoft
17 267 (13.59%) NIST
18 245 (12.47%) Analytics
19 244 (12.42%) SIEM
20 237 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
21 232 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
22 221 (11.25%) Windows
22 221 (11.25%) GDPR
23 213 (10.85%) Legal
24 201 (10.23%) ISMS
25 196 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
26 195 (9.93%) Firewall
27 191 (9.73%) SaaS
28 190 (9.67%) Computer Science

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 38 (1.93%) Apache Spark
2 34 (1.73%) Confluence
3 23 (1.17%) SharePoint
4 12 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 12 (0.61%) CMS
4 12 (0.61%) IIS
5 11 (0.56%) Drupal
5 11 (0.56%) Headless CMS
6 10 (0.51%) Jupyter
6 10 (0.51%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.36%) Apache
9 6 (0.31%) nginx
10 5 (0.25%) MTS
11 3 (0.15%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.15%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.10%) Apache Airflow
12 2 (0.10%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.10%) WordPress
13 1 (0.051%) Ethereum
Applications
1 87 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
5 19 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (0.87%) Photoshop
6 17 (0.87%) Sketch
7 14 (0.71%) InVision
8 12 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.15%) Marvel
Business Applications
1 15 (0.76%) Sentinel
2 11 (0.56%) Distributed Ledger
3 9 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.41%) Avolution ABACUS
5 5 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.25%) MetaTrader
6 4 (0.20%) Elite 3E
7 2 (0.10%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.051%) BambooHR
8 1 (0.051%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.051%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 536 (27.29%) Azure
2 464 (23.63%) AWS
3 191 (9.73%) SaaS
4 178 (9.06%) Microsoft 365
5 151 (7.69%) GCP
6 102 (5.19%) PaaS
7 98 (4.99%) IaaS
8 58 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
9 50 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 50 (2.55%) Vertex AI
10 46 (2.34%) Cloud Composer
10 46 (2.34%) Serverless
11 33 (1.68%) Amazon SQS
12 32 (1.63%) Firebase
13 31 (1.58%) Mimecast
14 30 (1.53%) Google Workspace
14 30 (1.53%) Power Platform
15 29 (1.48%) AWS CloudTrail
16 27 (1.37%) GitHub
17 26 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 195 (9.93%) Firewall
2 128 (6.52%) Network Security
3 54 (2.75%) WAN
4 50 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 50 (2.55%) LAN
5 44 (2.24%) SSL
6 42 (2.14%) VPN
7 41 (2.09%) HTTP
8 35 (1.78%) DNS
9 32 (1.63%) TCP/IP
10 30 (1.53%) Internet
11 24 (1.22%) VLAN
11 24 (1.22%) VoIP
12 20 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (0.92%) Wireless
14 15 (0.76%) DHCP
15 12 (0.61%) Wireshark
16 11 (0.56%) WebEx
17 8 (0.41%) IP Telephony
17 8 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.56%) NoSQL
2 52 (2.65%) Big Data
3 49 (2.49%) Data Warehouse
4 42 (2.14%) Data Lake
5 40 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 40 (2.04%) SQL Server
6 32 (1.63%) CouchDB
7 29 (1.48%) Tableau
8 26 (1.32%) BigQuery
8 26 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (1.32%) Power BI
9 25 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 22 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
10 22 (1.12%) Redis
11 21 (1.07%) MySQL
12 19 (0.97%) Relational Database
13 18 (0.92%) Flink
13 18 (0.92%) HBase
13 18 (0.92%) Metadata
14 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 73 (3.72%) JIRA
2 60 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 27 (1.37%) Burp Suite
4 17 (0.87%) Bitbucket
5 15 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (0.71%) Axure RP
6 14 (0.71%) Bower
7 12 (0.61%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.61%) webpack
8 11 (0.56%) CircleCI
9 10 (0.51%) RStudio
10 9 (0.46%) Selenium
11 8 (0.41%) ERwin
11 8 (0.41%) GitLab
11 8 (0.41%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.36%) ScriptRunner
12 7 (0.36%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.25%) Babel
13 5 (0.25%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.25%) PostCSS
General
1 660 (33.60%) Finance
2 513 (26.12%) Social Skills
3 213 (10.85%) Legal
4 196 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
5 138 (7.03%) Banking
6 116 (5.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 115 (5.86%) Law
8 84 (4.28%) Marketing
9 74 (3.77%) Retail
10 61 (3.11%) Public Sector
11 58 (2.95%) Organisational Skills
12 48 (2.44%) Influencing Skills
13 46 (2.34%) Presentation Skills
14 43 (2.19%) Telecoms
15 42 (2.14%) Games
16 40 (2.04%) Financial Institution
17 24 (1.22%) Aviation
18 21 (1.07%) Advertising
19 19 (0.97%) Local Government
19 19 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 351 (17.87%) Analyst
2 227 (11.56%) Architect
3 200 (10.18%) Security Manager
4 191 (9.73%) Security Analyst
5 161 (8.20%) Security Engineer
6 108 (5.50%) Information Analyst
6 108 (5.50%) Information Manager
7 107 (5.45%) Information Security Analyst
8 106 (5.40%) Consultant
9 103 (5.24%) Information Security Manager
10 99 (5.04%) Developer
11 97 (4.94%) Security Architect
12 79 (4.02%) IT Analyst
13 69 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
14 66 (3.36%) Security Consultant
15 56 (2.85%) Risk Analyst
16 52 (2.65%) Security Officer
17 44 (2.24%) Cloud Architect
18 42 (2.14%) Project Manager
19 40 (2.04%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (4.48%) REST
2 76 (3.87%) React
3 68 (3.46%) HTML
4 50 (2.55%) .NET
5 44 (2.24%) RabbitMQ
6 43 (2.19%) OAuth
7 40 (2.04%) Kafka
8 39 (1.99%) Node.js
9 37 (1.88%) AngularJS
10 34 (1.73%) OpenID
11 33 (1.68%) GraphQL
12 32 (1.63%) CSS
12 32 (1.63%) Web Services
13 28 (1.43%) SAML
14 25 (1.27%) Jest
15 22 (1.12%) JWT
15 22 (1.12%) Sass
16 21 (1.07%) Django
16 21 (1.07%) XML
17 19 (0.97%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 483 (24.59%) Management Information System
2 124 (6.31%) User Experience
3 93 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 82 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (3.87%) Cyberthreat
6 59 (3.00%) Algorithms
7 53 (2.70%) Virtual Team
8 47 (2.39%) Mobile App
9 44 (2.24%) Hybrid Cloud
9 44 (2.24%) Public Cloud
10 40 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
11 39 (1.99%) Data Protection Act
12 36 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
12 36 (1.83%) PKI
13 35 (1.78%) Cloud Native
14 33 (1.68%) Cyberattack
15 30 (1.53%) Social Media
15 30 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
16 27 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
17 24 (1.22%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 221 (11.25%) Windows
2 163 (8.30%) Linux
3 63 (3.21%) Windows Server
4 61 (3.11%) Windows 10
5 55 (2.80%) Apple iOS
6 48 (2.44%) Mac OS
7 44 (2.24%) Android
8 32 (1.63%) Unix
9 25 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 22 (1.12%) Kali Linux
10 22 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 20 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.20%) CentOS
14 4 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.15%) AIX
15 3 (0.15%) zOS
16 2 (0.10%) Amazon Linux
16 2 (0.10%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (32.38%) Cybersecurity
2 498 (25.36%) Risk Management
3 458 (23.32%) Agile
4 318 (16.19%) DevOps
5 308 (15.68%) Security Operations
6 300 (15.27%) Data Protection
7 245 (12.47%) Analytics
8 244 (12.42%) SIEM
9 237 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 232 (11.81%) Problem-Solving
11 201 (10.23%) ISMS
12 190 (9.67%) Computer Science
13 182 (9.27%) Mentoring
14 177 (9.01%) Security Management
15 175 (8.91%) Project Management
16 154 (7.84%) Vulnerability Management
17 151 (7.69%) Coaching
18 147 (7.48%) Data Privacy
19 139 (7.08%) Scrum
20 138 (7.03%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (16.04%) Python
2 162 (8.25%) SQL
3 117 (5.96%) PowerShell
4 107 (5.45%) JavaScript
5 98 (4.99%) Java
6 95 (4.84%) Go
7 79 (4.02%) Bash
8 61 (3.11%) C#
9 55 (2.80%) TypeScript
10 50 (2.55%) C
11 29 (1.48%) Ruby
12 22 (1.12%) R
13 19 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 14 (0.71%) Rust
15 13 (0.66%) Kotlin
16 12 (0.61%) PHP
17 11 (0.56%) Perl
18 9 (0.46%) Elm
18 9 (0.46%) Haskell
19 7 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 431 (21.95%) CISSP
2 336 (17.11%) Degree
3 315 (16.04%) CISM
4 167 (8.50%) CISA
5 136 (6.92%) CRISC
6 90 (4.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 71 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
8 70 (3.56%) GIAC
9 68 (3.46%) SANS
10 65 (3.31%) CEH
11 61 (3.11%) GCIH
12 56 (2.85%) Master's Degree
13 55 (2.80%) Security Cleared
14 50 (2.55%) OSCP
15 36 (1.83%) CompTIA Security+
16 34 (1.73%) SC Cleared
17 30 (1.53%) CCNA
17 30 (1.53%) PMI Certification
18 27 (1.37%) GCIA
19 26 (1.32%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 519 (26.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 267 (13.59%) NIST
3 221 (11.25%) GDPR
4 153 (7.79%) GRC
5 136 (6.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 117 (5.96%) PCI DSS
7 62 (3.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 57 (2.90%) Data Quality
8 57 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 46 (2.34%) QA
10 41 (2.09%) COBIT
11 39 (1.99%) SOC 2
12 33 (1.68%) NCSC
13 28 (1.43%) HIPAA
14 20 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 19 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 19 (0.97%) SLA
16 18 (0.92%) ISO 31000
17 14 (0.71%) ISO 22301
17 14 (0.71%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 127 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 92 (4.68%) Docker
3 29 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.71%) KVM
5 11 (0.56%) BitLocker
6 9 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.41%) Firmware
8 7 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (0.31%) Snort
10 4 (0.20%) vSphere
11 2 (0.10%) Dovecot
11 2 (0.10%) NDS
11 2 (0.10%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.10%) Postfix
11 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.10%) zsh
12 1 (0.051%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.051%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 139 (7.08%) Kubernetes
2 110 (5.60%) Terraform
3 47 (2.39%) Ansible
4 38 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
5 37 (1.88%) SCCM
6 28 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (1.43%) QRadar
7 27 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
8 23 (1.17%) CASB
9 20 (1.02%) Nessus
10 19 (0.97%) FortiGate
11 15 (0.76%) Puppet
12 14 (0.71%) CSIRT
13 9 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (0.46%) Proxmox
14 7 (0.36%) Nmap
14 7 (0.36%) Opsgenie
15 6 (0.31%) WSUS
16 5 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
16 5 (0.25%) Grafana
Vendors
1 291 (14.82%) Microsoft
2 146 (7.43%) Google
3 85 (4.33%) Splunk
4 38 (1.93%) VMware
5 36 (1.83%) Cisco
5 36 (1.83%) Sun
6 34 (1.73%) IBM
7 33 (1.68%) Adobe
8 30 (1.53%) SolarWinds
9 29 (1.48%) Twitter
10 28 (1.43%) Apple
11 27 (1.37%) McAfee
12 26 (1.32%) Meraki
13 23 (1.17%) Alteryx
13 23 (1.17%) Atlassian
13 23 (1.17%) Oracle
13 23 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 22 (1.12%) Palo Alto
15 20 (1.02%) Facebook
16 19 (0.97%) CheckPoint