Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for FIPS 140-2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FIPS 140-2 over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

FIPS 140-2
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1106 1189 1204
Rank change year-on-year +83 +15 +74
Permanent jobs citing FIPS 140-2 3 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.014% 0.032% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 0
UK median annual salary £65,000 £110,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.91% - -
UK excluding London median annual salary - £87,500 -

FIPS 140-2 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 20,814 21,784 22,257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 12.56% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 15,288 16,769 17,607
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,275 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

FIPS 140-2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FIPS 140-2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FIPS 140-2 in the UK

FIPS 140-2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FIPS 140-2.

Salary trend for FIPS 140-2 in the UK

FIPS 140-2
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FIPS 140-2 within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
England +70 3 £65,000 -40.91%
London +48 2 £65,000 -40.91%
UK excluding London +48 1 - -
North West +35 1 - -
North of England +34 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT jobs citing FIPS 140-2 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 with a requirement for FIPS 140-2.

1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
2 2 (66.67%) Legal
2 2 (66.67%) CISA
2 2 (66.67%) CISM
2 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (66.67%) ISMS
2 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (66.67%) Information Security
2 2 (66.67%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Data Privacy
2 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (66.67%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (66.67%) Cyberattack
2 2 (66.67%) SANS
2 2 (66.67%) Compliance Audit
2 2 (66.67%) GDPR
2 2 (66.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity

FIPS 140-2
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Legal
1 2 (66.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Information Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Information Security Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (66.67%) Cyberattack
2 2 (66.67%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Compliance Audit
1 2 (66.67%) Cryptography
1 2 (66.67%) Data Privacy
1 2 (66.67%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) ISMS
1 2 (66.67%) Protective Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) CISM
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (66.67%) GDPR
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (66.67%) PCI DSS