Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > North of England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 115 102
Rank change year-on-year +40 -13 +59
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 828 692 710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 3.77% 2.84% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 3.10% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 640 480 550
North of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -6.86% +13.33%
10th Percentile £31,700 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £71,600 £71,250 £70,000
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 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 20,102 22,308 22,512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 91.42% 91.67% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 16,342 18,216 18,746
North of England median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +31 501 £55,000 +2.80% 54
Yorkshire +43 299 £45,000 - 30
North East -18 28 £58,750 +23.68% 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 367 (44.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 328 (39.61%) CISSP
3 231 (27.90%) Management Information System
4 218 (26.33%) Cybersecurity
5 209 (25.24%) GDPR
6 208 (25.12%) Risk Management
7 200 (24.15%) Finance
8 198 (23.91%) Windows
9 181 (21.86%) SIEM
10 180 (21.74%) Degree
11 176 (21.26%) Data Protection
12 173 (20.89%) PCI DSS
13 156 (18.84%) Linux
14 155 (18.72%) Microsoft
15 154 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
16 141 (17.03%) Security Management
17 138 (16.67%) CISM
18 129 (15.58%) Network Security
19 126 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
20 115 (13.89%) Legal
21 111 (13.41%) Business Continuity
22 110 (13.29%) Mentoring
23 108 (13.04%) Firewall
23 108 (13.04%) Incident Management
24 105 (12.68%) CISA
25 102 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
25 102 (12.32%) Continuous Improvement
26 97 (11.71%) Vulnerability Management
27 94 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
28 91 (10.99%) VMware

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 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.09%) Sitefinity
3 8 (0.97%) Confluence
4 2 (0.24%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.24%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.24%) nginx
5 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.12%) IIS
5 1 (0.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 27 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.48%) Relativity
3 1 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 94 (11.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (4.11%) SaaS
4 32 (3.86%) IaaS
5 27 (3.26%) PaaS
6 22 (2.66%) Office 365
7 8 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.24%) GitHub
11 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.12%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 129 (15.58%) Network Security
2 108 (13.04%) Firewall
3 55 (6.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 46 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
5 39 (4.71%) LAN
5 39 (4.71%) VPN
6 35 (4.23%) Internet
7 32 (3.86%) TCP/IP
8 31 (3.74%) WAN
9 24 (2.90%) DNS
10 21 (2.54%) WLAN
11 20 (2.42%) SAN
12 14 (1.69%) DHCP
13 11 (1.33%) NAS
14 10 (1.21%) Intranet
15 8 (0.97%) IPsec
16 6 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
16 6 (0.72%) Cisco IPT
16 6 (0.72%) Wireless
17 5 (0.60%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.83%) Big Data
2 21 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 11 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.85%) GIS
4 7 (0.85%) MS Access
5 4 (0.48%) MySQL
5 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.12%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 14 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.57%) JIRA
3 11 (1.33%) Cucumber
3 11 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 11 (1.33%) Selenium
3 11 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.21%) MSBuild
5 6 (0.72%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.48%) AppScan
6 4 (0.48%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.36%) NetBeans
8 2 (0.24%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.24%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.24%) Subversion
9 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.12%) Bower
9 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
General
1 200 (24.15%) Finance
2 115 (13.89%) Legal
3 45 (5.43%) Military
4 39 (4.71%) Banking
5 36 (4.35%) Electronics
6 32 (3.86%) Retail
7 29 (3.50%) Telecoms
8 25 (3.02%) Law
9 20 (2.42%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.45%) Back Office
10 12 (1.45%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.21%) Publishing
12 8 (0.97%) Games
12 8 (0.97%) Retail Banking
13 5 (0.60%) Brand Awareness
14 4 (0.48%) Front Office
14 4 (0.48%) Marketing
15 1 (0.12%) Advertising
15 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 222 (26.81%) Analyst
2 199 (24.03%) Security Analyst
3 179 (21.62%) Security Manager
4 139 (16.79%) Information Manager
5 133 (16.06%) Information Security Manager
6 94 (11.35%) Information Analyst
7 92 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
8 62 (7.49%) IT Analyst
8 62 (7.49%) IT Security Analyst
8 62 (7.49%) Senior Analyst
8 62 (7.49%) Senior Security Analyst
9 60 (7.25%) Architect
10 52 (6.28%) Security Architect
11 46 (5.56%) Senior IT Security Analyst
12 45 (5.43%) Security Specialist
13 37 (4.47%) Security Engineer
14 36 (4.35%) Consultant
14 36 (4.35%) IT Manager
15 33 (3.99%) Software Engineer
16 31 (3.74%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.50%) .NET
2 17 (2.05%) Middleware
3 16 (1.93%) .NET Framework
3 16 (1.93%) Web Services
4 11 (1.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 11 (1.33%) RESTful
5 6 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.72%) HTML
6 5 (0.60%) LDAP
6 5 (0.60%) XML
7 3 (0.36%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.36%) JSF
7 3 (0.36%) JSP
7 3 (0.36%) OAuth
7 3 (0.36%) SAML
7 3 (0.36%) Servlets
7 3 (0.36%) Spring
8 2 (0.24%) Ajax
8 2 (0.24%) JSON
8 2 (0.24%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 231 (27.90%) Management Information System
2 47 (5.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 45 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.74%) Data Centre
5 28 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
6 26 (3.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 24 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
8 22 (2.66%) CESG
9 15 (1.81%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (1.57%) Freedom of Information
11 11 (1.33%) PKI
12 10 (1.21%) NHS
12 10 (1.21%) Smart Energy
13 8 (0.97%) Life Science
14 7 (0.85%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.72%) Cyberattack
15 6 (0.72%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 5 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 198 (23.91%) Windows
2 156 (18.84%) Linux
3 39 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 20 (2.42%) Unix
5 10 (1.21%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.09%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.97%) AIX
8 7 (0.85%) Android
9 6 (0.72%) Solaris
10 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.36%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.36%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (26.33%) Cybersecurity
2 208 (25.12%) Risk Management
3 181 (21.86%) SIEM
4 176 (21.26%) Data Protection
5 154 (18.60%) Penetration Testing
6 141 (17.03%) Security Management
7 126 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 111 (13.41%) Business Continuity
9 110 (13.29%) Mentoring
10 108 (13.04%) Incident Management
11 102 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
11 102 (12.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 97 (11.71%) Vulnerability Management
13 81 (9.78%) Information Security Management
14 80 (9.66%) Continuous Integration
15 77 (9.30%) Security Architecture
16 76 (9.18%) SDLC
17 72 (8.70%) OWASP
18 70 (8.45%) Due Diligence
19 68 (8.21%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (10.99%) SQL
2 52 (6.28%) Java
3 43 (5.19%) Python
4 36 (4.35%) Perl
5 25 (3.02%) C
6 22 (2.66%) C++
7 19 (2.29%) C#
8 18 (2.17%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.81%) PowerShell
10 13 (1.57%) VB.NET
11 10 (1.21%) VB
12 8 (0.97%) PHP
13 7 (0.85%) VBA
14 5 (0.60%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.48%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.36%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.36%) Ruby
16 3 (0.36%) Scala
17 1 (0.12%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 328 (39.61%) CISSP
2 180 (21.74%) Degree
3 138 (16.67%) CISM
4 105 (12.68%) CISA
5 84 (10.14%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (7.37%) CREST Certified
7 57 (6.88%) SANS
8 47 (5.68%) Security Cleared
9 46 (5.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 32 (3.86%) CEH
11 26 (3.14%) DV Cleared
12 25 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (2.78%) CCNP
14 21 (2.54%) MCSE
15 20 (2.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 18 (2.17%) CCNA
17 16 (1.93%) SSCP
18 14 (1.69%) GIAC
18 14 (1.69%) Numerate Degree
19 13 (1.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (44.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 209 (25.24%) GDPR
3 173 (20.89%) PCI DSS
4 48 (5.80%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (3.38%) COBIT
5 28 (3.38%) SLA
6 21 (2.54%) ISO 9001
6 21 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (1.57%) ISO 22301
8 9 (1.09%) IASME
9 7 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (0.72%) FISMA
10 6 (0.72%) QA
10 6 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 84 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 76 (9.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.42%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.57%) vSphere
5 10 (1.21%) Firmware
5 10 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.72%) Docker
7 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.36%) Snort
9 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (1.81%) SCCM
2 11 (1.33%) vCenter Server
3 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
3 10 (1.21%) Nessus
4 8 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (0.85%) Terraform
6 6 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.72%) Puppet
7 5 (0.60%) Ansible
8 4 (0.48%) EnCase
8 4 (0.48%) FTK
8 4 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.48%) Nmap
8 4 (0.48%) QRadar
9 3 (0.36%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.24%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 155 (18.72%) Microsoft
2 91 (10.99%) VMware
3 84 (10.14%) Cisco
4 28 (3.38%) CheckPoint
5 20 (2.42%) Juniper
6 19 (2.29%) Forcepoint
7 16 (1.93%) Splunk
8 14 (1.69%) Fortinet
9 12 (1.45%) Symantec
9 12 (1.45%) Tufin
10 11 (1.33%) Xamarin
11 9 (1.09%) HP
12 8 (0.97%) Blue Prism
12 8 (0.97%) IBM
12 8 (0.97%) SolarWinds
12 8 (0.97%) UiPath
13 7 (0.85%) Citrix
13 7 (0.85%) McAfee
13 7 (0.85%) Sophos
13 7 (0.85%) Veeam