Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 118 146
Rank change year-on-year -21 +28 +32
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2405 3036 2752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.50% 2.75% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 3.12% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1711 2256 2223
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.09% +4.76%

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 85354 97381 110267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 88.74% 88.34% 87.98%
Number of salaries quoted 69125 79312 89616
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.01% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,250 £64,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017. 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 -24 785 £52,500 -4.55% 55
North of England -4 691 £47,500 -9.52% 33
North West +27 420 £51,500 -6.36% 18
Midlands -40 297 £50,000 - 15
East of England -3 251 £55,000 +22.22% 15
South West -5 250 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Yorkshire -14 234 £45,000 -10.89% 13
West Midlands -44 229 £50,000 - 12
Scotland -40 89 £49,000 -6.67% 1
East Midlands +22 69 £47,500 -13.64% 3
North East +19 37 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Wales +13 34 £33,000 -23.70% 3
Northern Ireland -35 9 £40,000 - 1
Isle of Man - 6 £25,000 -
South Coast - 2 £95,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 937 (38.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 824 (34.26%) CISSP
3 611 (25.41%) Finance
4 597 (24.82%) Cybersecurity
5 586 (24.37%) CISM
6 559 (23.24%) Risk Management
7 545 (22.66%) Management Information System
8 499 (20.75%) PCI DSS
9 462 (19.21%) ITIL
10 440 (18.30%) Penetration Testing
11 432 (17.96%) Firewall
12 399 (16.59%) Degree
13 359 (14.93%) Windows
14 331 (13.76%) Data Protection
15 297 (12.35%) CISA
16 291 (12.10%) Microsoft
17 283 (11.77%) Agile Software Development
18 279 (11.60%) SIEM
19 273 (11.35%) Project Management
20 272 (11.31%) Security Management
21 268 (11.14%) Linux
22 255 (10.60%) Security Cleared
23 243 (10.10%) Security Architecture
23 243 (10.10%) GDPR
24 241 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
25 236 (9.81%) Information Security Management
26 224 (9.31%) Active Directory
27 213 (8.86%) Network Security
28 205 (8.52%) ISMS
29 201 (8.36%) Security Operations

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 77 (3.20%) MS Exchange
2 43 (1.79%) IIS
3 42 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (1.46%) SharePoint
5 31 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 15 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.54%) Apache
9 11 (0.46%) Confluence
9 11 (0.46%) SAS
10 10 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (0.29%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.17%) JBoss
13 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.17%) WordPress
14 3 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 3 (0.12%) IBM HTTP Server
14 3 (0.12%) nginx
15 2 (0.083%) CICS
Applications
1 68 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 10 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.042%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.042%) Revit
Business Applications
1 12 (0.50%) Magento
2 9 (0.37%) assyst
3 8 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.21%) Sentinel
5 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.17%) Sage 200
5 4 (0.17%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.083%) BASE24
6 2 (0.083%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.083%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.042%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.042%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 115 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.33%) SaaS
4 63 (2.62%) Office 365
5 53 (2.20%) IaaS
6 19 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.58%) PaaS
8 12 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (0.25%) Force.com
9 6 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.21%) Trello
11 2 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.083%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.083%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.042%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.042%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.042%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.042%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 432 (17.96%) Firewall
2 213 (8.86%) Network Security
3 147 (6.11%) TCP/IP
4 129 (5.36%) LAN
5 118 (4.91%) WAN
6 117 (4.86%) Internet
7 106 (4.41%) VPN
8 83 (3.45%) SAN
9 73 (3.04%) DNS
10 55 (2.29%) DHCP
11 47 (1.95%) VLAN
12 45 (1.87%) HTTP
12 45 (1.87%) Intrusion Detection
13 43 (1.79%) Wireless
14 39 (1.62%) VoIP
15 32 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
16 31 (1.29%) SMTP
16 31 (1.29%) SSL
17 29 (1.21%) Wireshark
18 26 (1.08%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.00%) MySQL
3 31 (1.29%) Relational Database
4 28 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (0.96%) GIS
6 22 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (0.62%) Hadoop
9 15 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 15 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (0.58%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (0.42%) Big Data
13 9 (0.37%) MongoDB
13 9 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
15 6 (0.25%) Looker
Development Applications
1 28 (1.16%) JIRA
2 21 (0.87%) Metasploit
3 19 (0.79%) Selenium
4 16 (0.67%) Burp Suite
5 14 (0.58%) Git (software)
6 12 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.37%) Visual Studio
8 8 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
9 7 (0.29%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.29%) Maven
10 6 (0.25%) Bower
10 6 (0.25%) Fiddler
10 6 (0.25%) Grunt
10 6 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.25%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.17%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.17%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.17%) Gradle
General
1 611 (25.41%) Finance
2 158 (6.57%) Legal
3 119 (4.95%) Banking
4 103 (4.28%) Telecoms
5 101 (4.20%) Retail
6 74 (3.08%) Marketing
7 71 (2.95%) Manufacturing
8 68 (2.83%) Law
9 52 (2.16%) Electronics
10 47 (1.95%) Investment Banking
11 32 (1.33%) Financial Institution
12 27 (1.12%) Retail Banking
13 22 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
13 22 (0.91%) Military
14 21 (0.87%) Games
15 13 (0.54%) Digital Economy
16 12 (0.50%) Aerospace
16 12 (0.50%) Publishing
17 10 (0.42%) Local Government
17 10 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 559 (23.24%) Analyst
2 422 (17.55%) Security Analyst
3 307 (12.77%) Consultant
4 264 (10.98%) Security Manager
5 245 (10.19%) Security Consultant
6 217 (9.02%) Information Analyst
7 212 (8.81%) Information Security Analyst
8 185 (7.69%) Information Manager
9 183 (7.61%) Information Security Manager
10 167 (6.94%) Architect
11 144 (5.99%) Security Engineer
12 126 (5.24%) IT Analyst
13 124 (5.16%) Information Security Consultant
14 107 (4.45%) IT Security Analyst
15 105 (4.37%) IT Manager
16 103 (4.28%) Security Specialist
17 94 (3.91%) Security Officer
18 84 (3.49%) Business Manager
19 81 (3.37%) Development Manager
19 81 (3.37%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (3.99%) .NET
2 68 (2.83%) Web Services
3 51 (2.12%) HTML
4 35 (1.46%) CSS
4 35 (1.46%) Middleware
5 19 (0.79%) ASP.NET
6 15 (0.62%) XML
7 14 (0.58%) jQuery
8 13 (0.54%) HTML5
8 13 (0.54%) SOAP
9 11 (0.46%) AngularJS
9 11 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web API
10 10 (0.42%) JSON
10 10 (0.42%) REST
11 9 (0.37%) React
12 8 (0.33%) .NET Framework
12 8 (0.33%) J2EE
12 8 (0.33%) RESTful
13 7 (0.29%) Django
13 7 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 545 (22.66%) Management Information System
2 241 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
3 154 (6.40%) Computer Science
4 139 (5.78%) Data Centre
5 115 (4.78%) Data Protection Act
6 107 (4.45%) Cyberthreat
7 73 (3.04%) CESG
8 61 (2.54%) Mobile App
9 44 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
10 34 (1.41%) NHS
11 33 (1.37%) Algorithms
11 33 (1.37%) User Experience
12 32 (1.33%) Contactless
12 32 (1.33%) PMI
13 31 (1.29%) iPad
14 30 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
15 27 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 26 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
17 25 (1.04%) PKI
18 24 (1.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 359 (14.93%) Windows
2 268 (11.14%) Linux
3 151 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 141 (5.86%) Unix
5 66 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 31 (1.29%) Android
9 28 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 22 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (0.83%) Solaris
13 19 (0.79%) Mac OS X
14 17 (0.71%) Windows 10
15 16 (0.67%) CentOS
15 16 (0.67%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.62%) Kali Linux
17 14 (0.58%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.33%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.29%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (24.82%) Cybersecurity
2 559 (23.24%) Risk Management
3 462 (19.21%) ITIL
4 440 (18.30%) Penetration Testing
5 331 (13.76%) Data Protection
6 283 (11.77%) Agile Software Development
7 279 (11.60%) SIEM
8 273 (11.35%) Project Management
9 272 (11.31%) Security Management
10 243 (10.10%) Security Architecture
11 236 (9.81%) Information Security Management
12 205 (8.52%) ISMS
13 201 (8.36%) Security Operations
14 195 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
15 191 (7.94%) Service Management
16 179 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
17 154 (6.40%) PRINCE2
18 148 (6.15%) Incident Management
19 130 (5.41%) Business Continuity
19 130 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (6.65%) SQL
2 124 (5.16%) Java
3 85 (3.53%) C
4 80 (3.33%) Python
5 61 (2.54%) PowerShell
6 50 (2.08%) Perl
7 47 (1.95%) C#
7 47 (1.95%) JavaScript
8 33 (1.37%) PHP
9 31 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 24 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 24 (1.00%) C++
11 17 (0.71%) Ruby
12 15 (0.62%) VB.NET
12 15 (0.62%) VBScript
13 13 (0.54%) VB
14 11 (0.46%) PHP 5
15 9 (0.37%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.21%) COBOL
17 4 (0.17%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 824 (34.26%) CISSP
2 586 (24.37%) CISM
3 399 (16.59%) Degree
4 297 (12.35%) CISA
5 255 (10.60%) Security Cleared
6 169 (7.03%) SC Cleared
7 146 (6.07%) CRISC
8 123 (5.11%) CEH
9 110 (4.57%) Cisco Certification
10 102 (4.24%) DV Cleared
11 85 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
12 79 (3.28%) CREST Certified
12 79 (3.28%) GIAC
13 68 (2.83%) CCNA
13 68 (2.83%) SANS
14 67 (2.79%) MCSE
15 65 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
16 64 (2.66%) Computer Science Degree
17 51 (2.12%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 48 (2.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 937 (38.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 499 (20.75%) PCI DSS
3 243 (10.10%) GDPR
4 141 (5.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 113 (4.70%) Cyber Essentials
6 70 (2.91%) SLA
7 64 (2.66%) COBIT
8 60 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 55 (2.29%) ISO 22301
10 52 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 49 (2.04%) ISO 9001
12 45 (1.87%) QA
13 40 (1.66%) Data Quality
14 39 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 36 (1.50%) RMADS
16 33 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 31 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
18 20 (0.83%) PMO
19 17 (0.71%) GPG13
20 14 (0.58%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 224 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 113 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 51 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (1.46%) vSphere
6 23 (0.96%) Snort
7 11 (0.46%) Docker
8 9 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.29%) XenServer
10 6 (0.25%) Firmware
10 6 (0.25%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.21%) XenApp
12 4 (0.17%) GlusterFS
12 4 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.12%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.12%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.083%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (1.70%) Nessus
2 28 (1.16%) SCCM
3 18 (0.75%) vCenter Server
4 15 (0.62%) FortiGate
4 15 (0.62%) Nmap
5 13 (0.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 12 (0.50%) QRadar
7 10 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (0.42%) Kubernetes
7 10 (0.42%) Nagios
8 9 (0.37%) Ansible
9 8 (0.33%) CSIRT
9 8 (0.33%) RSA Archer
9 8 (0.33%) RSA enVision
10 7 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (0.29%) Puppet
10 7 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (0.29%) WMI
11 6 (0.25%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 291 (12.10%) Microsoft
2 186 (7.73%) Cisco
3 166 (6.90%) VMware
4 60 (2.49%) Oracle
5 51 (2.12%) SAP
6 47 (1.95%) Splunk
7 46 (1.91%) CheckPoint
8 44 (1.83%) Citrix
9 39 (1.62%) HP
10 35 (1.46%) Apple
10 35 (1.46%) Juniper
10 35 (1.46%) LogRhythm
11 32 (1.33%) ArcSight
12 30 (1.25%) F5
12 30 (1.25%) Symantec
13 27 (1.12%) Red Hat
14 25 (1.04%) McAfee
14 25 (1.04%) Palo Alto
15 23 (0.96%) IBM
16 22 (0.91%) NetApp