Period
to 24 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North of England
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 113 117
Rank change year-on-year +15 +4 +40
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 750 679 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.08% 2.78% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.39% 3.09% 3.02%
Number of salaries quoted 455 472 528
North of England median annual salary £52,500 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
10th Percentile £34,219 £31,250 £30,875
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £75,000
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 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 22,113 21,974 23,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 90.71% 89.89% 88.96%
Number of salaries quoted 18,297 18,550 19,334
North of England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,500 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 February 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 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
North West -4 403 £55,000 +10.00% 54
Yorkshire +31 313 £50,000 +11.11% 41
North East -12 34 £45,000 - 5
Information Security
England

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

1 285 (38.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 251 (33.47%) Finance
3 233 (31.07%) Risk Management
4 212 (28.27%) CISSP
5 169 (22.53%) Management Information System
5 169 (22.53%) CISM
6 143 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
7 131 (17.47%) Banking
8 130 (17.33%) Data Protection
9 128 (17.07%) PCI DSS
10 126 (16.80%) Degree
11 116 (15.47%) Wealth Management
11 116 (15.47%) Investment Banking
12 112 (14.93%) CISA
13 108 (14.40%) Project Management
14 106 (14.13%) Cybersecurity
15 104 (13.87%) GDPR
16 102 (13.60%) Law
17 96 (12.80%) Windows
18 92 (12.27%) ITIL
19 91 (12.13%) Retail
20 89 (11.87%) Security Management
21 80 (10.67%) Firewall
21 80 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
22 75 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
22 75 (10.00%) Legal
23 74 (9.87%) Information Security Management
24 71 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
25 70 (9.33%) Java
26 68 (9.07%) Network Security

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 18 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.13%) Confluence
3 11 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 9 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 7 (0.93%) IIS
5 7 (0.93%) JBoss
5 7 (0.93%) SAS
6 6 (0.80%) Apache
7 5 (0.67%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.40%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.40%) CICS
9 3 (0.40%) Sitefinity
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.27%) Tuxedo
10 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.40%) Workfront
4 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (4.27%) Office 365
3 31 (4.13%) SaaS
4 30 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (3.73%) IaaS
6 23 (3.07%) PaaS
7 18 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.20%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.67%) GitHub
9 5 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.67%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.40%) BrowserStack
10 3 (0.40%) G Suite
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.13%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 80 (10.67%) Firewall
2 68 (9.07%) Network Security
3 29 (3.87%) VPN
4 27 (3.60%) Internet
5 26 (3.47%) LAN
6 19 (2.53%) Wireless
7 17 (2.27%) WAN
8 15 (2.00%) MPLS
8 15 (2.00%) TCP/IP
9 12 (1.60%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (1.60%) VLAN
10 11 (1.47%) DNS
10 11 (1.47%) SMS
10 11 (1.47%) VoIP
11 10 (1.33%) SAN
11 10 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.07%) BGP
12 8 (1.07%) DMZ
13 7 (0.93%) EIGRP
13 7 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.53%) MySQL
3 18 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.47%) Big Data
4 11 (1.47%) GIS
5 8 (1.07%) DB2
5 8 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.53%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (0.53%) QlikView
9 3 (0.40%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (4.80%) JIRA
2 21 (2.80%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.73%) Cucumber
5 13 (1.73%) Selenium
6 12 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 11 (1.47%) MSBuild
8 8 (1.07%) Gradle
9 6 (0.80%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.80%) Maven
10 4 (0.53%) JUnit
10 4 (0.53%) Spock
11 3 (0.40%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
12 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.27%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 251 (33.47%) Finance
2 131 (17.47%) Banking
3 116 (15.47%) Investment Banking
4 102 (13.60%) Law
5 91 (12.13%) Retail
6 75 (10.00%) Legal
7 36 (4.80%) Retail Banking
8 21 (2.80%) Military
9 18 (2.40%) Marketing
10 12 (1.60%) Front Office
11 10 (1.33%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.80%) Publishing
13 5 (0.67%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.53%) Billing
14 4 (0.53%) Games
14 4 (0.53%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Electronics
16 1 (0.13%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 152 (20.27%) Security Manager
2 125 (16.67%) Analyst
3 114 (15.20%) Information Security Manager
4 113 (15.07%) Information Manager
5 85 (11.33%) Architect
6 71 (9.47%) Security Analyst
7 42 (5.60%) Security Architect
8 41 (5.47%) Information Analyst
9 39 (5.20%) Information Security Analyst
10 34 (4.53%) IT Manager
10 34 (4.53%) Project Manager
11 32 (4.27%) Consultant
11 32 (4.27%) Risk Manager
12 30 (4.00%) Security Consultant
12 30 (4.00%) Security Officer
13 28 (3.73%) Business Analyst
13 28 (3.73%) Information Security Officer
14 26 (3.47%) Security Specialist
15 24 (3.20%) Tester
16 22 (2.93%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.80%) .NET
2 46 (6.13%) Middleware
3 31 (4.13%) Web Services
4 25 (3.33%) RESTful
5 19 (2.53%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 11 (1.47%) XML
7 10 (1.33%) Spring
8 9 (1.20%) CSS
8 9 (1.20%) HTML
8 9 (1.20%) jQuery
9 8 (1.07%) Castle Windsor
9 8 (1.07%) JSON
10 7 (0.93%) AngularJS
11 6 (0.80%) EJB
11 6 (0.80%) JMS
11 6 (0.80%) REST
11 6 (0.80%) Struts
12 5 (0.67%) Node.js
13 4 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 169 (22.53%) Management Information System
2 56 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.07%) PMI
4 21 (2.80%) Mainframe
5 20 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (2.67%) Mobile Computing
6 18 (2.40%) Data Centre
6 18 (2.40%) PKI
7 16 (2.13%) NHS
8 15 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.47%) CESG
10 11 (1.47%) User Experience
11 10 (1.33%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
11 10 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.07%) Fintech
13 7 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 96 (12.80%) Windows
2 59 (7.87%) Linux
3 55 (7.33%) Unix
4 29 (3.87%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.87%) Android
6 13 (1.73%) AIX
6 13 (1.73%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.53%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.40%) Solaris
9 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.13%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (31.07%) Risk Management
2 143 (19.07%) Agile Software Development
3 130 (17.33%) Data Protection
4 116 (15.47%) Wealth Management
5 108 (14.40%) Project Management
6 106 (14.13%) Cybersecurity
7 92 (12.27%) ITIL
8 89 (11.87%) Security Management
9 80 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 75 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
11 74 (9.87%) Information Security Management
12 71 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 64 (8.53%) Scrum
14 59 (7.87%) Data Security
15 55 (7.33%) ISMS
16 52 (6.93%) SIEM
17 50 (6.67%) IT Audit
18 49 (6.53%) Service Management
19 46 (6.13%) PRINCE2
20 45 (6.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 70 (9.33%) Java
2 60 (8.00%) SQL
3 40 (5.33%) C
4 36 (4.80%) C#
5 22 (2.93%) Python
6 20 (2.67%) Perl
7 18 (2.40%) C++
7 18 (2.40%) JavaScript
8 16 (2.13%) VB
9 15 (2.00%) VB.NET
10 14 (1.87%) T-SQL
11 10 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.33%) Ruby
12 8 (1.07%) PHP
13 7 (0.93%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.53%) GraphQL
15 2 (0.27%) COBOL
15 2 (0.27%) Korn
15 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 212 (28.27%) CISSP
2 169 (22.53%) CISM
3 126 (16.80%) Degree
4 112 (14.93%) CISA
5 48 (6.40%) CRISC
6 34 (4.53%) SANS
7 32 (4.27%) Security Cleared
8 29 (3.87%) PMI Certification
9 27 (3.60%) CREST Certified
10 24 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (2.80%) CEH
11 21 (2.80%) OSCP
12 20 (2.67%) DV Cleared
12 20 (2.67%) Numerate Degree
13 16 (2.13%) CCNA
13 16 (2.13%) CISMP
14 15 (2.00%) PMP
15 14 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (1.87%) SSCP
16 11 (1.47%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 285 (38.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (17.07%) PCI DSS
3 104 (13.87%) GDPR
4 37 (4.93%) COBIT
5 23 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (2.13%) SLA
8 11 (1.47%) ISO 9001
8 11 (1.47%) QA
9 10 (1.33%) ISO 22301
10 9 (1.20%) ISO 31000
11 8 (1.07%) Data Quality
11 8 (1.07%) PMBOK
11 8 (1.07%) PMO
12 7 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 6 (0.80%) PSD2
13 6 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 5 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 4 (0.53%) GCP
System Software
1 35 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.47%) Docker
5 6 (0.80%) Firmware
5 6 (0.80%) vSphere
6 4 (0.53%) Snort
6 4 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.40%) XenApp
8 2 (0.27%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.13%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (1.60%) SCCM
2 9 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.93%) BladeLogic
4 5 (0.67%) CA Wily
4 5 (0.67%) FortiGate
4 5 (0.67%) Nagios
5 4 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.53%) SCOM
5 4 (0.53%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (0.40%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.40%) Netcool
6 3 (0.40%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.27%) Ansible
7 2 (0.27%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.27%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.27%) Puppet
7 2 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 55 (7.33%) Microsoft
2 35 (4.67%) VMware
3 33 (4.40%) Cisco
4 23 (3.07%) Google
4 23 (3.07%) Oracle
5 15 (2.00%) SAP
5 15 (2.00%) Siebel
6 13 (1.73%) IBM
6 13 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (1.73%) Xamarin
7 10 (1.33%) Capita
8 9 (1.20%) CA
8 9 (1.20%) Citrix
9 7 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 7 (0.93%) Juniper
9 7 (0.93%) McAfee
9 7 (0.93%) Meraki
9 7 (0.93%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.93%) Remedy
9 7 (0.93%) Splunk