Information Security Jobs in the UK excluding London

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > UK excluding London

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 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
19 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 141 111 114
Rank change year-on-year -30 +3 +1
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1,458 1,801 2,165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.04% 3.04% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 3.18% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,118 996 1,305
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,500 £55,000 £57,483
Median % change year-on-year -2.73% -4.32% +9.49%
75th Percentile £68,750 £73,188 £71,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +4.17%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 59,836 56,548 67,835
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 83.53% 95.58% 94.15%
Number of salaries quoted 41,285 29,231 41,036
10th Percentile £27,250 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +10.43%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,180 £60,000
% change year-on-year -10.10% +1.97% +9.09%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 May 2024.

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 May 2024. 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
Jobs
North of England -2 440 £52,084 +4.17% 99
South East -18 341 £59,500 +3.40% 125
North West -1 267 £52,084 +4.17% 39
Midlands -21 251 £54,650 -8.92% 92
South West -13 187 £50,000 -9.09% 51
West Midlands -32 177 £55,000 -4.35% 55
Yorkshire -3 140 £50,000 -4.76% 52
East of England -23 111 £56,250 -5.46% 39
Scotland -74 95 £49,995 -23.96% 21
East Midlands +27 73 £52,500 -23.64% 37
North East +11 33 £41,536 -12.56% 8
Wales +5 23 £62,500 +35.87% 6
Northern Ireland +3 5 £42,500 -3.41% 3
Isle of Man -15 4 £46,500 +3.33% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £100,000 -
Information Security
UK

Information Security
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 53 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.26%) Microsoft Exchange
3 19 (1.30%) IIS
4 11 (0.75%) WordPress
5 8 (0.55%) CMS
6 7 (0.48%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.41%) Confluence
7 6 (0.41%) nginx
8 4 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.14%) Apache
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.069%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.069%) Drupal
10 1 (0.069%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.069%) WebSphere
Applications
1 44 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
1 11 (0.75%) Endur
2 4 (0.27%) NEC Housing
2 4 (0.27%) SAP GRC
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.21%) Salesforce CRM
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.069%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.069%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 326 (22.36%) Azure
2 184 (12.62%) Microsoft 365
3 138 (9.47%) AWS
4 79 (5.42%) Entra ID
5 69 (4.73%) Power Platform
6 58 (3.98%) SaaS
7 42 (2.88%) IaaS
8 39 (2.67%) PaaS
9 38 (2.61%) GCP
10 35 (2.40%) Serverless
11 33 (2.26%) Azure DevOps
12 29 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (1.51%) Snowflake
14 19 (1.30%) Matillion
15 18 (1.23%) OneDrive
16 16 (1.10%) PowerApps
17 15 (1.03%) Power Automate
18 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Purview
19 11 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
20 10 (0.69%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 152 (10.43%) Firewall
2 102 (7.00%) Network Security
3 74 (5.08%) DNS
4 71 (4.87%) WAN
5 44 (3.02%) SD-WAN
6 33 (2.26%) TCP/IP
7 32 (2.19%) DKIM
7 32 (2.19%) DMARC
7 32 (2.19%) LAN
8 29 (1.99%) Internet
8 29 (1.99%) VPN
9 25 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 23 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (1.58%) Wireless
11 21 (1.44%) DHCP
12 18 (1.23%) SAN
13 14 (0.96%) Cisco IPT
13 14 (0.96%) Wireshark
14 13 (0.89%) OSPF
15 12 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (4.32%) Power BI
2 43 (2.95%) SQL Server
3 24 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (1.51%) Metadata
5 21 (1.44%) Data Lake
5 21 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.89%) MySQL
7 8 (0.55%) Big Data
7 8 (0.55%) SAP BW
8 6 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.34%) DynamoDB
10 4 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.21%) Amazon Athena
11 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.21%) Tableau
12 1 (0.069%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 13 (0.89%) Git
2 11 (0.75%) JIRA
3 5 (0.34%) MSTest
3 5 (0.34%) webpack
4 4 (0.27%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.27%) Toad
5 3 (0.21%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.14%) GDB
6 2 (0.14%) GitLab
7 1 (0.069%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.069%) MSI
7 1 (0.069%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.069%) Selenium
7 1 (0.069%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.069%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.069%) Subversion
General
1 410 (28.12%) Social Skills
2 292 (20.03%) Finance
3 227 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
4 167 (11.45%) Legal
5 78 (5.35%) Retail
6 76 (5.21%) Military
7 73 (5.01%) Public Sector
8 71 (4.87%) Law
9 70 (4.80%) Organisational Skills
10 56 (3.84%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 37 (2.54%) Aerospace
11 37 (2.54%) Telecoms
12 36 (2.47%) Banking
13 21 (1.44%) Marketing
13 21 (1.44%) Presentation Skills
14 17 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
14 17 (1.17%) Manufacturing
15 15 (1.03%) Automotive
16 14 (0.96%) Aviation
16 14 (0.96%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 316 (21.67%) Analyst
2 184 (12.62%) Security Analyst
3 164 (11.25%) Senior
4 142 (9.74%) Lead
5 124 (8.50%) Architect
6 118 (8.09%) Information Analyst
7 117 (8.02%) Security Manager
8 116 (7.96%) Information Security Analyst
9 97 (6.65%) Consultant
10 84 (5.76%) Senior Analyst
11 81 (5.56%) IT Manager
11 81 (5.56%) Security Consultant
12 76 (5.21%) Security Architect
13 61 (4.18%) Information Manager
14 59 (4.05%) Information Security Manager
15 43 (2.95%) Developer
16 41 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 38 (2.61%) Security Specialist
18 35 (2.40%) IT Support
18 35 (2.40%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.74%) .NET
2 31 (2.13%) HTML
3 30 (2.06%) CSS
4 20 (1.37%) React
5 16 (1.10%) Middleware
6 15 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 13 (0.89%) .NET Framework
8 11 (0.75%) Entity Framework
8 11 (0.75%) HTML5 Canvas
8 11 (0.75%) Web Services
9 10 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (0.55%) ModSecurity
11 7 (0.48%) .NET Core
11 7 (0.48%) ADO
11 7 (0.48%) AngularJS
11 7 (0.48%) XML
12 6 (0.41%) HTML5
12 6 (0.41%) JSON
12 6 (0.41%) Laravel
12 6 (0.41%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 404 (27.71%) Management Information System
2 77 (5.28%) Data Centre
3 67 (4.60%) Security Posture
4 61 (4.18%) Security Operations Centre
5 57 (3.91%) Cyberattack
6 45 (3.09%) Cyber Threat
7 44 (3.02%) Data Protection Act
7 44 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 38 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
9 37 (2.54%) Cyber Defence
9 37 (2.54%) PMI
10 35 (2.40%) Operational Technology
11 27 (1.85%) Driving Licence
12 21 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 21 (1.44%) Onboarding
13 20 (1.37%) NHS
13 20 (1.37%) Product Ownership
14 16 (1.10%) Cloud Native
14 16 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (1.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 155 (10.63%) Windows
2 75 (5.14%) Linux
3 60 (4.12%) Windows Server
4 27 (1.85%) Windows 10
5 26 (1.78%) Unix
6 18 (1.23%) Android
7 16 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.10%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.62%) zOS
9 8 (0.55%) Solaris
10 7 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
11 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.27%) VMS
12 3 (0.21%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.069%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (37.11%) Cybersecurity
2 246 (16.87%) Risk Management
3 231 (15.84%) Problem-Solving
4 204 (13.99%) Data Protection
5 185 (12.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 172 (11.80%) Project Management
7 167 (11.45%) Agile
8 166 (11.39%) Security Operations
9 160 (10.97%) Incident Response
10 152 (10.43%) Cloud Security
11 151 (10.36%) Security Management
12 139 (9.53%) Mentoring
13 137 (9.40%) ITIL
13 137 (9.40%) Vulnerability Management
14 131 (8.98%) Coaching
14 131 (8.98%) SIEM
15 115 (7.89%) Information Security Management
16 110 (7.54%) Roadmaps
17 107 (7.34%) Security Architecture
18 106 (7.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (7.41%) SQL
2 73 (5.01%) PowerShell
3 56 (3.84%) Python
4 28 (1.92%) JavaScript
4 28 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 25 (1.71%) C#
6 18 (1.23%) TypeScript
7 15 (1.03%) Bash
8 13 (0.89%) PHP
9 11 (0.75%) Java
10 3 (0.21%) Kusto Query Language
10 3 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.21%) VB
11 2 (0.14%) AWK
11 2 (0.14%) Korn
11 2 (0.14%) Perl
12 1 (0.069%) Bicep
12 1 (0.069%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.069%) R
12 1 (0.069%) sed
Qualifications
1 264 (18.11%) CISSP
2 247 (16.94%) Degree
3 218 (14.95%) CISM
4 166 (11.39%) Security Cleared
5 90 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
6 88 (6.04%) CISA
6 88 (6.04%) SC Cleared
7 74 (5.08%) Azure Certification
8 64 (4.39%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 60 (4.12%) CCSP
10 56 (3.84%) AWS Certification
11 51 (3.50%) CRISC
12 43 (2.95%) DV Cleared
13 42 (2.88%) CCSK
14 40 (2.74%) PMI Certification
15 31 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
16 29 (1.99%) Master's Degree
17 27 (1.85%) CEH
18 24 (1.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
18 24 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 427 (29.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 289 (19.82%) NIST
3 201 (13.79%) GDPR
4 165 (11.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 114 (7.82%) PCI DSS
6 102 (7.00%) GRC
7 58 (3.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 57 (3.91%) NCSC
8 57 (3.91%) NIST 800
9 36 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 33 (2.26%) SLA
11 31 (2.13%) ISO 9001
12 29 (1.99%) COBIT
13 28 (1.92%) QA
14 23 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 22 (1.51%) JSP 440
15 22 (1.51%) RMADS
16 18 (1.23%) ISO 22301
17 17 (1.17%) Data Quality
18 16 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 119 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 38 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.54%) Docker
4 26 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.23%) RACF
6 16 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.34%) vSphere
8 4 (0.27%) pfSense
9 3 (0.21%) Firmware
9 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.14%) Embedded Firmware
10 2 (0.14%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.069%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.069%) Lustre
11 1 (0.069%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.069%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 1 (0.069%) Snort
11 1 (0.069%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (3.22%) Kubernetes
2 38 (2.61%) Single Sign-On
3 37 (2.54%) CASB
4 25 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (0.96%) Nessus
6 12 (0.82%) Terraform
7 11 (0.75%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 10 (0.69%) Ansible
8 10 (0.69%) SCCM
8 10 (0.69%) WSUS
9 9 (0.62%) Nmap
10 5 (0.34%) CSIRT
10 5 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 4 (0.27%) Puppet
12 3 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.21%) QRadar
13 2 (0.14%) DatAdvantage
13 2 (0.14%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 362 (24.83%) Microsoft
2 59 (4.05%) Cisco
3 56 (3.84%) VMware
4 34 (2.33%) Dell
5 27 (1.85%) Databricks
6 23 (1.58%) Oracle
7 21 (1.44%) CyberArk
8 20 (1.37%) Qualys
8 20 (1.37%) Veeam
9 19 (1.30%) Rapid7
10 18 (1.23%) Palo Alto
11 17 (1.17%) SAP
12 14 (0.96%) Google
12 14 (0.96%) Salesforce
13 13 (0.89%) CheckPoint
13 13 (0.89%) HP
14 12 (0.82%) Blue Coat
14 12 (0.82%) Infoblox
14 12 (0.82%) Juniper
14 12 (0.82%) Riverbed