Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 161 117
Rank change year-on-year +39 -44 +46
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,601 2,145 3,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.64% 2.17% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.42% 3.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1,848 1,561 2,470
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 89,091 88,754 102,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 90.31% 89.97% 89.07%
Number of salaries quoted 71,860 72,294 83,386
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +48 790 £57,500 +4.55% 83
North of England +42 735 £52,500 +8.25% 72
North West +21 399 £55,000 - 40
Midlands +2 369 £50,635 +1.27% 45
East of England +32 325 £50,000 -9.09% 41
Yorkshire +63 317 £50,000 +19.76% 25
West Midlands +6 253 £50,635 -5.36% 32
South West -8 219 £50,500 -12.17% 44
Scotland -5 126 £46,500 -11.43% 21
East Midlands +28 113 £50,000 +11.11% 13
Wales -3 38 £40,210 -8.61% 7
North East -27 19 £62,500 +38.89% 7
Northern Ireland -2 8 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Isle of Man +2 5 £55,000 -
Information Security
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 952 (36.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 891 (34.26%) CISSP
3 606 (23.30%) Cybersecurity
4 604 (23.22%) Management Information System
5 583 (22.41%) Finance
6 577 (22.18%) CISM
7 546 (20.99%) Risk Management
8 480 (18.45%) Degree
9 450 (17.30%) GDPR
10 445 (17.11%) ITIL
11 432 (16.61%) PCI DSS
12 406 (15.61%) Firewall
13 400 (15.38%) Data Protection
14 366 (14.07%) SIEM
15 345 (13.26%) Windows
16 320 (12.30%) Microsoft
17 300 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
18 298 (11.46%) Security Management
19 293 (11.26%) CISA
20 290 (11.15%) Security Cleared
21 287 (11.03%) Network Security
22 279 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
23 264 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
24 259 (9.96%) Security Architecture
25 227 (8.73%) Information Security Management
26 224 (8.61%) Penetration Testing
27 220 (8.46%) Legal
27 220 (8.46%) Security Operations
28 213 (8.19%) Project Management
29 212 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management

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 54 (2.08%) IIS
2 33 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 21 (0.81%) Confluence
4 17 (0.65%) Apache
4 17 (0.65%) MS Exchange
4 17 (0.65%) Sitefinity
5 14 (0.54%) OpenStack
6 11 (0.42%) CMS
7 10 (0.38%) Skype for Business
8 9 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 9 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.31%) JBoss
10 7 (0.27%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.15%) nginx
13 3 (0.12%) WebSphere Portal
14 2 (0.077%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.077%) CICS
14 2 (0.077%) lighttpd
Applications
1 122 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.077%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 7 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.23%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.15%) assyst
4 4 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.15%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.12%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.077%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.077%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.038%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.038%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.038%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.038%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 168 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 128 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (4.42%) SaaS
4 79 (3.04%) IaaS
5 65 (2.50%) Office 365
6 64 (2.46%) PaaS
7 40 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (0.85%) GitHub
8 22 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.42%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 10 (0.38%) Bluemix
10 10 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
11 6 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (0.23%) NuGet
11 6 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (0.19%) OneDrive
13 4 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 406 (15.61%) Firewall
2 287 (11.03%) Network Security
3 127 (4.88%) VPN
4 118 (4.54%) TCP/IP
5 98 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 97 (3.73%) WAN
7 93 (3.58%) LAN
8 89 (3.42%) Internet
9 81 (3.11%) DNS
10 58 (2.23%) HTTP
11 57 (2.19%) DHCP
12 52 (2.00%) SAN
13 51 (1.96%) Wireless
14 40 (1.54%) SSL
15 37 (1.42%) WLAN
16 29 (1.11%) Wireshark
17 24 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
18 23 (0.88%) MPLS
19 22 (0.85%) VLAN
20 21 (0.81%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 51 (1.96%) Big Data
3 31 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 21 (0.81%) MySQL
5 15 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 14 (0.54%) GIS
7 13 (0.50%) RDBMS
8 12 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
10 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (0.27%) MongoDB
12 6 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.19%) CouchDB
13 5 (0.19%) DB2
13 5 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 55 (2.11%) JIRA
2 52 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 52 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (1.96%) Jenkins
4 31 (1.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 27 (1.04%) MSBuild
6 18 (0.69%) Maven
7 15 (0.58%) Selenium
8 13 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 13 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (0.42%) Ant
9 11 (0.42%) Burp Suite
10 9 (0.35%) AppScan
11 8 (0.31%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.27%) CA Release Automation
12 7 (0.27%) Gradle
12 7 (0.27%) Subversion
13 6 (0.23%) Bower
13 6 (0.23%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.19%) Spock
General
1 583 (22.41%) Finance
2 220 (8.46%) Legal
3 165 (6.34%) Retail
4 142 (5.46%) Banking
5 85 (3.27%) Law
6 76 (2.92%) Investment Banking
7 59 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 54 (2.08%) Marketing
9 45 (1.73%) Retail Banking
10 42 (1.61%) Military
11 36 (1.38%) Manufacturing
12 33 (1.27%) Publishing
13 16 (0.62%) Back Office
13 16 (0.62%) Games
14 13 (0.50%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.42%) Billing
16 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.27%) Local Government
18 6 (0.23%) Electronics
19 5 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 545 (20.95%) Analyst
2 423 (16.26%) Security Manager
3 411 (15.80%) Security Analyst
4 306 (11.76%) Information Manager
5 299 (11.50%) Information Security Manager
6 241 (9.27%) Architect
7 217 (8.34%) Consultant
8 187 (7.19%) Information Analyst
9 185 (7.11%) Information Security Analyst
10 170 (6.54%) Security Consultant
11 149 (5.73%) Security Architect
12 131 (5.04%) Security Engineer
13 125 (4.81%) IT Manager
14 121 (4.65%) Security Officer
15 108 (4.15%) IT Analyst
16 101 (3.88%) Information Security Consultant
17 88 (3.38%) Information Security Officer
18 85 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
19 77 (2.96%) Information Officer
20 76 (2.92%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (4.08%) .NET
2 78 (3.00%) Middleware
3 65 (2.50%) Web Services
4 48 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 46 (1.77%) RESTful
6 34 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
7 27 (1.04%) HTML
8 26 (1.00%) REST
9 25 (0.96%) J2EE
10 23 (0.88%) SailPoint
11 22 (0.85%) Spring
12 20 (0.77%) CSS
13 18 (0.69%) LDAP
14 17 (0.65%) Node.js
15 14 (0.54%) Hibernate
15 14 (0.54%) XML
16 13 (0.50%) AngularJS
17 12 (0.46%) ASP.NET
17 12 (0.46%) Castle Windsor
17 12 (0.46%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 604 (23.22%) Management Information System
2 300 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
3 196 (7.54%) Data Centre
4 174 (6.69%) Computer Science
5 150 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (3.11%) Cyberthreat
7 77 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
8 69 (2.65%) Security Operations Centre
9 53 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 42 (1.61%) NHS
11 37 (1.42%) CESG
12 33 (1.27%) PKI
13 31 (1.19%) Cyberattack
13 31 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 29 (1.11%) Public Cloud
16 28 (1.08%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 28 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
17 24 (0.92%) Driving Licence
17 24 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 345 (13.26%) Windows
2 195 (7.50%) Linux
3 119 (4.58%) Unix
4 107 (4.11%) Windows Server
5 42 (1.61%) Android
6 33 (1.27%) Mac OS X
7 30 (1.15%) Windows 7
8 28 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 23 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 21 (0.81%) Solaris
12 19 (0.73%) AIX
13 14 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.35%) Kali Linux
16 8 (0.31%) CentOS
17 6 (0.23%) FreeBSD
17 6 (0.23%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (23.30%) Cybersecurity
2 546 (20.99%) Risk Management
3 445 (17.11%) ITIL
4 400 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 366 (14.07%) SIEM
6 298 (11.46%) Security Management
7 279 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
8 264 (10.15%) Problem-Solving
9 259 (9.96%) Security Architecture
10 227 (8.73%) Information Security Management
11 224 (8.61%) Penetration Testing
12 220 (8.46%) Security Operations
13 213 (8.19%) Project Management
14 212 (8.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 200 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
16 184 (7.07%) Incident Management
17 176 (6.77%) Vulnerability Management
18 173 (6.65%) Business Continuity
19 170 (6.54%) ISMS
20 158 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 137 (5.27%) SQL
2 136 (5.23%) Java
3 103 (3.96%) Python
4 101 (3.88%) C
5 76 (2.92%) C#
6 69 (2.65%) PowerShell
7 50 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 47 (1.81%) C++
9 41 (1.58%) Perl
10 39 (1.50%) T-SQL
11 32 (1.23%) VB.NET
12 30 (1.15%) Bash Shell
13 25 (0.96%) VB
14 20 (0.77%) Shell Script
15 19 (0.73%) Ruby
16 14 (0.54%) PHP
17 11 (0.42%) Java 8
18 10 (0.38%) Apex Code
19 8 (0.31%) VBA
20 4 (0.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 891 (34.26%) CISSP
2 577 (22.18%) CISM
3 480 (18.45%) Degree
4 293 (11.26%) CISA
5 290 (11.15%) Security Cleared
6 170 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
7 158 (6.07%) CEH
8 147 (5.65%) SC Cleared
9 99 (3.81%) SANS
10 98 (3.77%) GIAC
11 93 (3.58%) SSCP
12 91 (3.50%) DV Cleared
13 87 (3.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 85 (3.27%) CCNP
15 83 (3.19%) CRISC
16 69 (2.65%) CESG Certified Professional
17 66 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 59 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
19 56 (2.15%) CCSP
20 54 (2.08%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 952 (36.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 450 (17.30%) GDPR
3 432 (16.61%) PCI DSS
4 141 (5.42%) COBIT
5 117 (4.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 115 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 74 (2.85%) ISO 9001
8 65 (2.50%) SLA
9 55 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 34 (1.31%) ISO 22301
10 34 (1.31%) QA
11 26 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 26 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 24 (0.92%) GPG13
13 23 (0.88%) RMADS
14 20 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 19 (0.73%) ISAE 3402
15 19 (0.73%) PSD2
16 14 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 14 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 111 (4.27%) Active Directory
2 109 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 32 (1.23%) Docker
5 22 (0.85%) vSphere
6 18 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.62%) Firmware
8 13 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.42%) Snort
10 6 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.19%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 3 (0.12%) XenApp
14 2 (0.077%) GlusterFS
14 2 (0.077%) HDFS
14 2 (0.077%) KVM
14 2 (0.077%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.077%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.077%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (0.077%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (1.92%) Nessus
2 33 (1.27%) SCCM
3 28 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (1.04%) QRadar
5 25 (0.96%) Ansible
5 25 (0.96%) RSA Security Analytics
6 24 (0.92%) Puppet
7 20 (0.77%) OpenVAS
8 17 (0.65%) Core Impact
8 17 (0.65%) Nexpose
9 16 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 15 (0.58%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.50%) FortiGate
12 12 (0.46%) SCOM
13 11 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (0.38%) WSUS
15 9 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
16 8 (0.31%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 320 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 167 (6.42%) Cisco
3 147 (5.65%) VMware
4 104 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 95 (3.65%) Splunk
6 76 (2.92%) Oracle
7 68 (2.61%) Citrix
8 53 (2.04%) LogRhythm
9 51 (1.96%) Qualys
10 50 (1.92%) Juniper
11 48 (1.85%) IBM
12 44 (1.69%) Symantec
13 41 (1.58%) Capita
13 41 (1.58%) Forcepoint
14 39 (1.50%) Red Hat
15 38 (1.46%) ArcSight
15 38 (1.46%) Fortinet
15 38 (1.46%) SolarWinds
16 35 (1.35%) CyberArk
17 34 (1.31%) Xamarin