Period
to 19 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 135 123
Rank change year-on-year -6 -12 +52
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,509 2,409 3,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.48% 2.39% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 2.69% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,656 1,771 2,405
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £32,000
90th Percentile £82,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 90,159 89,706 106,254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 88.96% 88.92% 88.09%
Number of salaries quoted 73,133 72,944 87,130
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £66,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the UK excluding London

Information Security
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Information Security in the UK excluding London

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the UK excluding London

Information Security
Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 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
South East +33 874 £57,500 +4.55% 96
North of England +6 735 £52,500 +5.00% 104
North West -12 396 £55,000 +10.00% 55
Yorkshire +28 305 £50,000 +11.11% 43
East of England +38 265 £55,000 +22.22% 61
Midlands -44 262 £49,250 +0.51% 58
South West -7 242 £45,000 -14.29% 44
West Midlands -52 186 £50,635 +1.27% 33
Scotland -50 112 £50,750 -3.33% 29
East Midlands +10 79 £45,000 - 25
North East -13 34 £45,000 - 6
Wales -14 25 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Northern Ireland -30 6 £48,750 +30.00% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 935 (37.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 871 (34.72%) CISSP
3 617 (24.59%) Finance
4 595 (23.71%) CISM
5 587 (23.40%) Management Information System
6 576 (22.96%) Risk Management
7 525 (20.92%) Cybersecurity
8 469 (18.69%) Firewall
9 468 (18.65%) ITIL
10 441 (17.58%) Degree
11 388 (15.46%) PCI DSS
12 366 (14.59%) Data Protection
13 348 (13.87%) Windows
14 335 (13.35%) GDPR
15 327 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
16 307 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
17 304 (12.12%) Security Management
18 303 (12.08%) SIEM
19 293 (11.68%) CISA
20 290 (11.56%) Microsoft
21 277 (11.04%) Network Security
22 276 (11.00%) Security Cleared
23 272 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
24 270 (10.76%) Project Management
25 252 (10.04%) Linux
26 251 (10.00%) Information Security Management
27 236 (9.41%) Security Operations
28 222 (8.85%) Security Architecture
29 203 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
30 193 (7.69%) ISMS

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 45 (1.79%) IIS
2 41 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.12%) Confluence
5 22 (0.88%) Apache
6 19 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.64%) Skype for Business
8 15 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 13 (0.52%) JBoss
11 12 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 12 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.32%) SAS
14 6 (0.24%) WebSphere Portal
15 5 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
16 4 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
17 3 (0.12%) CICS
17 3 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 90 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 7 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.040%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.16%) Sage 200
4 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
4 4 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.12%) assyst
5 3 (0.12%) Workfront
6 2 (0.080%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.080%) Primavera
6 2 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.040%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 112 (4.46%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (3.71%) SaaS
4 80 (3.19%) Office 365
5 70 (2.79%) IaaS
6 54 (2.15%) PaaS
7 46 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.36%) GitHub
11 7 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
11 7 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 5 (0.20%) OpenShift
12 5 (0.20%) SoftLayer
13 4 (0.16%) Akamai
13 4 (0.16%) G Suite
14 3 (0.12%) BrowserStack
14 3 (0.12%) npm
15 2 (0.080%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 469 (18.69%) Firewall
2 277 (11.04%) Network Security
3 130 (5.18%) TCP/IP
4 107 (4.26%) VPN
5 89 (3.55%) WAN
6 87 (3.47%) Internet
7 81 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 81 (3.23%) LAN
8 74 (2.95%) DNS
9 73 (2.91%) HTTP
10 64 (2.55%) SSL
11 58 (2.31%) Wireless
12 54 (2.15%) DHCP
13 47 (1.87%) SAN
14 31 (1.24%) MPLS
15 30 (1.20%) VLAN
16 28 (1.12%) Wireshark
17 25 (1.00%) VoIP
18 24 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
19 22 (0.88%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.47%) Relational Database
3 29 (1.16%) MySQL
4 21 (0.84%) Oracle Database
5 17 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 13 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
7 12 (0.48%) GIS
7 12 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.44%) Big Data
9 10 (0.40%) MongoDB
9 10 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.32%) DB2
12 7 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
12 7 (0.28%) CouchDB
12 7 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.20%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 55 (2.19%) JIRA
2 37 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 33 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 31 (1.24%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.24%) Selenium
5 24 (0.96%) Maven
6 14 (0.56%) Cucumber
7 12 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 12 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (0.44%) MSBuild
9 10 (0.40%) Bower
9 10 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
9 10 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 10 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.32%) Gradle
11 7 (0.28%) Grunt
12 6 (0.24%) Burp Suite
13 5 (0.20%) Subversion
14 4 (0.16%) AppScan
14 4 (0.16%) SoapUI
General
1 617 (24.59%) Finance
2 170 (6.78%) Legal
3 165 (6.58%) Banking
4 137 (5.46%) Retail
5 121 (4.82%) Investment Banking
6 120 (4.78%) Law
7 67 (2.67%) Telecoms
8 49 (1.95%) Marketing
9 35 (1.39%) Retail Banking
10 34 (1.36%) Military
11 31 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 22 (0.88%) Games
13 17 (0.68%) Publishing
14 14 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.48%) Front Office
16 10 (0.40%) Advertising
16 10 (0.40%) Electronics
17 9 (0.36%) Back Office
18 6 (0.24%) Local Government
19 5 (0.20%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 562 (22.40%) Analyst
2 387 (15.42%) Security Analyst
3 383 (15.27%) Security Manager
4 280 (11.16%) Consultant
5 266 (10.60%) Information Security Manager
6 261 (10.40%) Information Manager
7 220 (8.77%) Security Consultant
8 206 (8.21%) Architect
9 193 (7.69%) Information Analyst
10 188 (7.49%) Information Security Analyst
11 133 (5.30%) Security Engineer
12 122 (4.86%) Information Security Consultant
13 118 (4.70%) IT Manager
14 96 (3.83%) Security Architect
15 94 (3.75%) Security Officer
16 92 (3.67%) Security Specialist
17 85 (3.39%) IT Analyst
18 80 (3.19%) Information Security Officer
19 70 (2.79%) Information Officer
20 69 (2.75%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (3.91%) .NET
2 97 (3.87%) Middleware
3 59 (2.35%) Web Services
4 29 (1.16%) LDAP
5 28 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 26 (1.04%) RESTful
6 26 (1.04%) Spring
7 25 (1.00%) HTML
8 23 (0.92%) J2EE
9 21 (0.84%) Hibernate
10 20 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
11 17 (0.68%) REST
11 17 (0.68%) XML
12 16 (0.64%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.64%) CSS
13 12 (0.48%) JSON
14 11 (0.44%) AngularJS
14 11 (0.44%) jQuery
15 10 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (0.36%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 587 (23.40%) Management Information System
2 272 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
3 148 (5.90%) Computer Science
4 127 (5.06%) Data Centre
5 94 (3.75%) Cyberthreat
6 82 (3.27%) Data Protection Act
6 82 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 51 (2.03%) CESG
8 50 (1.99%) NHS
9 38 (1.51%) Algorithms
10 34 (1.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 33 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
12 32 (1.28%) Mobile App
13 30 (1.20%) PMI
14 29 (1.16%) PKI
15 27 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
15 27 (1.08%) Mainframe
16 25 (1.00%) Java Card
17 24 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
18 22 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 348 (13.87%) Windows
2 252 (10.04%) Linux
3 161 (6.42%) Unix
4 126 (5.02%) Windows Server
5 50 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (1.24%) Solaris
8 28 (1.12%) Android
9 27 (1.08%) Windows 7
10 26 (1.04%) AIX
11 22 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 22 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (0.76%) Mac OS X
13 18 (0.72%) Windows 10
14 16 (0.64%) CentOS
15 9 (0.36%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.36%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.32%) FreeBSD
17 7 (0.28%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 576 (22.96%) Risk Management
2 525 (20.92%) Cybersecurity
3 468 (18.65%) ITIL
4 366 (14.59%) Data Protection
5 327 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
6 307 (12.24%) Penetration Testing
7 304 (12.12%) Security Management
8 303 (12.08%) SIEM
9 270 (10.76%) Project Management
10 251 (10.00%) Information Security Management
11 236 (9.41%) Security Operations
12 222 (8.85%) Security Architecture
13 203 (8.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 193 (7.69%) ISMS
15 173 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
16 157 (6.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 151 (6.02%) Incident Management
18 150 (5.98%) PRINCE2
19 149 (5.94%) Business Continuity
19 149 (5.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (6.50%) Java
2 152 (6.06%) SQL
3 119 (4.74%) C
4 75 (2.99%) Python
5 70 (2.79%) C#
6 56 (2.23%) PowerShell
7 52 (2.07%) JavaScript
8 42 (1.67%) C++
9 39 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 33 (1.32%) Perl
11 30 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 25 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 19 (0.76%) Ruby
14 18 (0.72%) PHP
14 18 (0.72%) VB
15 15 (0.60%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.20%) Korn
17 4 (0.16%) VBScript
18 3 (0.12%) COBOL
18 3 (0.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 871 (34.72%) CISSP
2 595 (23.71%) CISM
3 441 (17.58%) Degree
4 293 (11.68%) CISA
5 276 (11.00%) Security Cleared
6 152 (6.06%) GIAC
7 145 (5.78%) CRISC
8 143 (5.70%) SC Cleared
9 140 (5.58%) CEH
10 107 (4.26%) DV Cleared
11 103 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
12 92 (3.67%) SANS
13 91 (3.63%) SSCP
14 76 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
15 62 (2.47%) CREST Certified
16 60 (2.39%) CESG Certified Professional
17 51 (2.03%) OSCP
18 49 (1.95%) GCIH
19 48 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
20 47 (1.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 935 (37.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 388 (15.46%) PCI DSS
3 335 (13.35%) GDPR
4 117 (4.66%) COBIT
5 103 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 99 (3.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 53 (2.11%) ISO 9001
7 53 (2.11%) SLA
8 46 (1.83%) ISO 22301
9 44 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 42 (1.67%) QA
11 39 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 33 (1.32%) RMADS
13 32 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 26 (1.04%) GPG13
15 23 (0.92%) ISO 31000
16 22 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 21 (0.84%) PMO
18 18 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 12 (0.48%) NIST 800
System Software
1 155 (6.18%) Active Directory
2 100 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.08%) Snort
5 26 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (1.00%) vSphere
7 24 (0.96%) Docker
8 16 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (0.32%) Firmware
10 6 (0.24%) Apache Flume
10 6 (0.24%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.20%) XenApp
12 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.16%) XenServer
13 3 (0.12%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.12%) GlusterFS
13 3 (0.12%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.080%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 24 (0.96%) SCCM
2 22 (0.88%) Nessus
3 18 (0.72%) vCenter Server
4 15 (0.60%) Kubernetes
5 14 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 14 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (0.56%) RSA enVision
5 14 (0.56%) RSA Security Analytics
6 13 (0.52%) Ansible
6 13 (0.52%) QRadar
7 12 (0.48%) Nagios
8 10 (0.40%) SCOM
9 9 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (0.32%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
10 8 (0.32%) Juniper STRM
10 8 (0.32%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (0.32%) WSUS
11 7 (0.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 290 (11.56%) Microsoft
2 140 (5.58%) VMware
3 121 (4.82%) Cisco
4 80 (3.19%) Oracle
5 66 (2.63%) CheckPoint
6 46 (1.83%) IBM
7 45 (1.79%) Citrix
8 44 (1.75%) Splunk
9 39 (1.55%) Google
10 37 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 37 (1.47%) SAP
11 34 (1.36%) Capita
12 28 (1.12%) LogRhythm
13 27 (1.08%) F5
13 27 (1.08%) Palo Alto
14 25 (1.00%) Juniper
15 24 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
16 23 (0.92%) CA
17 19 (0.76%) Fortinet
17 19 (0.76%) McAfee