Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of England 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North of England
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 132 96
Rank change year-on-year +38 -36 +63
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 747 607 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.14% 2.45% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.42% 2.67% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 528 398 568
North of England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,600 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £74,125 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 the North of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 21,866 22,728 22,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 91.85% 91.63% 89.72%
Number of salaries quoted 18,005 19,054 18,627
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the North of England

Information Security
Salary Trend in the North of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in the North of England.

Salary trend for Information Security in the North of England

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the North of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the North of England over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the North of England

Information Security
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the North of England region over the 6 months to 24 June 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
North West +20 403 £55,000 - 45
Yorkshire +60 323 £47,500 +13.10% 28
North East -23 21 £60,000 +33.33% 10
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North of England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 231 (30.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 218 (29.18%) CISSP
3 210 (28.11%) Finance
4 188 (25.17%) Risk Management
5 170 (22.76%) Management Information System
6 152 (20.35%) Degree
7 148 (19.81%) Cybersecurity
8 130 (17.40%) CISM
9 126 (16.87%) PCI DSS
10 123 (16.47%) Data Protection
11 121 (16.20%) GDPR
12 112 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
13 104 (13.92%) Windows
14 91 (12.18%) Firewall
15 90 (12.05%) Security Management
16 87 (11.65%) CISA
17 86 (11.51%) Banking
18 83 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
19 79 (10.58%) ITIL
20 76 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
21 74 (9.91%) SIEM
22 73 (9.77%) Retail
22 73 (9.77%) Java
23 72 (9.64%) Penetration Testing
24 71 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
25 70 (9.37%) Network Security
26 69 (9.24%) Information Security Management
27 65 (8.70%) Legal
27 65 (8.70%) Microsoft
27 65 (8.70%) Security Architecture

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of England 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 15 (2.01%) SharePoint
1 15 (2.01%) Sitefinity
2 14 (1.87%) Confluence
3 9 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.80%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.67%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.40%) Apache
8 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.27%) CICS
8 2 (0.27%) CMS
8 2 (0.27%) IIS
8 2 (0.27%) JBoss
8 2 (0.27%) nginx
8 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (2.68%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.13%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (4.15%) SaaS
4 29 (3.88%) IaaS
5 26 (3.48%) Office 365
6 22 (2.95%) PaaS
7 13 (1.74%) GitHub
8 10 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.40%) G Suite
11 3 (0.40%) NuGet
11 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (12.18%) Firewall
2 70 (9.37%) Network Security
3 35 (4.69%) VPN
4 34 (4.55%) LAN
5 31 (4.15%) Internet
6 27 (3.61%) TCP/IP
7 26 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 25 (3.35%) WAN
9 20 (2.68%) DNS
10 19 (2.54%) SAN
11 16 (2.14%) DHCP
11 16 (2.14%) WLAN
12 12 (1.61%) NAS
13 11 (1.47%) Intranet
14 9 (1.20%) Wireless
15 8 (1.07%) VLAN
16 6 (0.80%) BGP
16 6 (0.80%) Cisco IPT
16 6 (0.80%) PABX
16 6 (0.80%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.55%) Big Data
2 18 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.01%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.61%) MySQL
5 10 (1.34%) GIS
6 6 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.67%) DB2
7 5 (0.67%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.67%) QlikView
8 4 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (0.54%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.40%) MS Access
9 3 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 41 (5.49%) JIRA
2 35 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 35 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 35 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (4.02%) Octopus Deploy
4 27 (3.61%) MSBuild
5 8 (1.07%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.94%) CA Release Automation
7 6 (0.80%) Gradle
7 6 (0.80%) Maven
8 5 (0.67%) JUnit
8 5 (0.67%) Selenium
8 5 (0.67%) Spock
9 4 (0.54%) AppScan
9 4 (0.54%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.54%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.54%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.40%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.40%) TeamCity
General
1 210 (28.11%) Finance
2 86 (11.51%) Banking
3 73 (9.77%) Retail
4 65 (8.70%) Legal
5 61 (8.17%) Investment Banking
6 58 (7.76%) Law
7 40 (5.35%) Retail Banking
8 28 (3.75%) Military
9 19 (2.54%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.34%) Publishing
11 8 (1.07%) Marketing
12 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.67%) Back Office
13 5 (0.67%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.54%) Billing
14 4 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.54%) Front Office
15 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.13%) Local Government
15 1 (0.13%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 133 (17.80%) Analyst
2 129 (17.27%) Security Manager
3 115 (15.39%) Security Analyst
4 98 (13.12%) Information Manager
5 90 (12.05%) Information Security Manager
6 68 (9.10%) Architect
7 49 (6.56%) Software Engineer
8 48 (6.43%) Information Analyst
8 48 (6.43%) Information Security Analyst
8 48 (6.43%) Security Architect
9 45 (6.02%) IT Manager
10 34 (4.55%) Security Specialist
11 32 (4.28%) Developer
12 29 (3.88%) Security Engineer
13 26 (3.48%) Consultant
13 26 (3.48%) IT Analyst
13 26 (3.48%) IT Security Analyst
14 24 (3.21%) Security Consultant
15 23 (3.08%) Risk Manager
16 22 (2.95%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.17%) .NET
2 43 (5.76%) RESTful
2 43 (5.76%) Web Services
3 42 (5.62%) Middleware
4 27 (3.61%) ASP.NET Web API
5 26 (3.48%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.74%) Spring
7 12 (1.61%) Castle Windsor
8 11 (1.47%) HTML
9 9 (1.20%) XML
10 6 (0.80%) CSS
10 6 (0.80%) JSON
11 5 (0.67%) GraphQL
11 5 (0.67%) JMS
11 5 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (0.67%) Spring Boot
11 5 (0.67%) Spring Integration
12 4 (0.54%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
12 4 (0.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 170 (22.76%) Management Information System
2 57 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
7 17 (2.28%) Cyberthreat
8 16 (2.14%) Smart Energy
9 15 (2.01%) Freedom of Information
10 13 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.74%) Smart Meter
11 9 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.20%) PKI
12 8 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.94%) CESG
13 7 (0.94%) Cyberattack
13 7 (0.94%) Life Science
13 7 (0.94%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.94%) NHS
14 6 (0.80%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 104 (13.92%) Windows
2 53 (7.10%) Linux
3 34 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 28 (3.75%) Unix
5 9 (1.20%) AIX
5 9 (1.20%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.80%) Windows 2000
6 6 (0.80%) Windows XP
7 5 (0.67%) Android
7 5 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.40%) FreeBSD
8 3 (0.40%) Solaris
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (25.17%) Risk Management
2 148 (19.81%) Cybersecurity
3 123 (16.47%) Data Protection
4 112 (14.99%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (12.05%) Security Management
6 83 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 79 (10.58%) ITIL
8 76 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
9 74 (9.91%) SIEM
10 72 (9.64%) Penetration Testing
11 71 (9.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 69 (9.24%) Information Security Management
13 65 (8.70%) Security Architecture
14 64 (8.57%) Software Engineering
14 64 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
15 63 (8.43%) Project Management
16 61 (8.17%) Mentoring
16 61 (8.17%) Wealth Management
17 57 (7.63%) SDLC
18 54 (7.23%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 73 (9.77%) Java
2 60 (8.03%) SQL
3 46 (6.16%) C#
4 36 (4.82%) C
5 33 (4.42%) Python
6 32 (4.28%) T-SQL
7 25 (3.35%) Perl
7 25 (3.35%) VB.NET
8 20 (2.68%) C++
9 17 (2.28%) VB
10 15 (2.01%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.20%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.20%) Ruby
12 8 (1.07%) PHP
13 7 (0.94%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.54%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.40%) VBA
16 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.27%) Scala
17 1 (0.13%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 218 (29.18%) CISSP
2 152 (20.35%) Degree
3 130 (17.40%) CISM
4 87 (11.65%) CISA
5 47 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (5.89%) Security Cleared
7 26 (3.48%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.21%) CEH
8 24 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (3.08%) CCNP
10 21 (2.81%) MCSE
10 21 (2.81%) SANS
11 20 (2.68%) CCNA
11 20 (2.68%) CSSLP
12 16 (2.14%) CRISC
12 16 (2.14%) Numerate Degree
13 15 (2.01%) SC Cleared
13 15 (2.01%) SSCP
14 14 (1.87%) OSCP
15 13 (1.74%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 231 (30.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 126 (16.87%) PCI DSS
3 121 (16.20%) GDPR
4 36 (4.82%) COBIT
5 24 (3.21%) ISO 9001
6 21 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 20 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
8 19 (2.54%) SLA
9 13 (1.74%) ISO 22301
10 8 (1.07%) IASME
11 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (0.80%) QA
12 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
13 4 (0.54%) GCP
14 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 2 (0.27%) PMO
15 2 (0.27%) PSD2
16 1 (0.13%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 38 (5.09%) Active Directory
2 28 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (1.61%) Docker
4 12 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.61%) vSphere
5 11 (1.47%) Firmware
6 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (0.27%) XenApp
8 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.87%) SCCM
2 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (1.34%) vCenter Server
3 8 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.94%) Ansible
4 7 (0.94%) Nessus
5 5 (0.67%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.54%) BladeLogic
6 4 (0.54%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.54%) Puppet
6 4 (0.54%) QRadar
6 4 (0.54%) Terraform
7 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.40%) Nagios
7 3 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.27%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.27%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 65 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 50 (6.69%) Cisco
3 36 (4.82%) VMware
4 28 (3.75%) Xamarin
5 27 (3.61%) CheckPoint
6 19 (2.54%) Juniper
7 17 (2.28%) IBM
8 16 (2.14%) Forcepoint
9 14 (1.87%) Capita
10 13 (1.74%) Google
10 13 (1.74%) Oracle
11 12 (1.61%) Fortinet
12 11 (1.47%) Splunk
12 11 (1.47%) Tufin
13 10 (1.34%) Citrix
14 9 (1.20%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.20%) Symantec
15 7 (0.94%) New Relic
16 6 (0.80%) LogRhythm
16 6 (0.80%) Meraki