Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for HMG Security Policy Framework skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF)
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 916 1117 1092
Rank change year-on-year +201 -25 +34
Permanent jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 159 94 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.054% 0.070%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.81% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 125 64 97
UK median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £50,292
Median salary % change year-on-year - +29.25% -21.11%
10th Percentile £47,750 £38,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £89,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £45,269
% change year-on-year +8.33% +32.54% -35.33%

HMG Security Policy Framework 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 19,703 22,773 21,594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.58% 13.04% 12.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14,482 17,364 16,347
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,125 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,792
% change year-on-year - +7.68% -1.67%

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HMG Security Policy Framework as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework.

Salary trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Salary histogram for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework within the UK over the 6 months to 18 July 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 +190 157 £65,000 +8.33% 23
UK excluding London +142 125 £65,000 +8.33% 19
South West +72 67 £65,000 +13.04% 8
South East +51 38 £70,000 +16.67% 2
London +88 17 £67,500 +8.00% 4
East of England +89 13 £65,000 - 3
Midlands +40 4 £57,500 +41.98% 4
West Midlands +26 4 £57,500 +41.98% 4
North West +37 3 - - 1
North of England +17 3 - - 2
Wales +12 1 £30,000 -14.29%

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, IT jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 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 HMG Security Policy Framework.

1 103 (64.78%) Security Cleared
2 97 (61.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 96 (60.38%) Information Assurance
3 96 (60.38%) Cybersecurity
4 74 (46.54%) Information Security
5 61 (38.36%) JSP 440
6 53 (33.33%) TOGAF
6 53 (33.33%) Security Architecture
7 52 (32.70%) Firewall
8 51 (32.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 49 (30.82%) Technical Architecture
9 49 (30.82%) HMG Infosec
9 49 (30.82%) IT Strategy
10 48 (30.19%) Risk Management
11 47 (29.56%) Critical Thinking
11 47 (29.56%) Analytical Skills
12 46 (28.93%) Management Information System
13 42 (26.42%) ITIL
14 41 (25.79%) Finance
15 39 (24.53%) PCI DSS
16 38 (23.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 37 (23.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
18 34 (21.38%) CISSP
19 32 (20.13%) SABSA
20 31 (19.50%) Network Security
21 30 (18.87%) SIEM
21 30 (18.87%) SC Cleared
22 29 (18.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 29 (18.24%) Cryptography
22 29 (18.24%) Degree

HMG Security Policy Framework
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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.77%) IIS
2 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (32.70%) Firewall
2 31 (19.50%) Network Security
3 17 (10.69%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (10.69%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (3.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.63%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.63%) Maven
1 1 (0.63%) SoapUI
General
1 41 (25.79%) Finance
2 21 (13.21%) Banking
3 19 (11.95%) Local Government
4 8 (5.03%) Military
5 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.14%) Electronics
6 5 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.14%) Marketing
7 3 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (48.43%) Consultant
2 65 (40.88%) Security Consultant
3 51 (32.08%) Architect
4 46 (28.93%) Solutions Architect
5 32 (20.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 30 (18.87%) Security Architect
7 25 (15.72%) Security Solutions Architect
8 23 (14.47%) Network Consultant
8 23 (14.47%) Network Security Consultant
9 19 (11.95%) IT Architect
9 19 (11.95%) IT Security Architect
10 17 (10.69%) Firewall Consultant
11 12 (7.55%) Security Officer
12 11 (6.92%) Security Manager
13 10 (6.29%) IT Manager
13 10 (6.29%) IT Security Manager
14 8 (5.03%) Compliance Manager
14 8 (5.03%) Compliance Officer
14 8 (5.03%) IT Security Officer
14 8 (5.03%) Security Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.84%) SOAP
1 22 (13.84%) Web Services
2 21 (13.21%) JSON
2 21 (13.21%) JSP
2 21 (13.21%) XML
3 1 (0.63%) EJB
3 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.63%) iBATIS
3 1 (0.63%) Java SE
3 1 (0.63%) REST
3 1 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (29.56%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (28.93%) Management Information System
3 29 (18.24%) PKI
4 11 (6.92%) CESG
4 11 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (6.29%) NHS
6 7 (4.40%) Mobile Computing
7 5 (3.14%) CESG CLAS
8 3 (1.89%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.89%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.89%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.26%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.63%) Acoustics
10 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.21%) Linux
2 1 (0.63%) Windows
2 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.63%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (60.38%) Cybersecurity
1 96 (60.38%) Information Assurance
2 74 (46.54%) Information Security
3 53 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 53 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 51 (32.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 49 (30.82%) IT Strategy
5 49 (30.82%) Technical Architecture
6 48 (30.19%) Risk Management
7 47 (29.56%) Critical Thinking
8 42 (26.42%) ITIL
9 32 (20.13%) SABSA
10 30 (18.87%) SIEM
11 29 (18.24%) Cryptography
11 29 (18.24%) Identity Management
11 29 (18.24%) Service Delivery
11 29 (18.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 25 (15.72%) GAP Analysis
13 23 (14.47%) Architectural Design
14 21 (13.21%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.09%) C
2 22 (13.84%) Java
2 22 (13.84%) PowerShell
3 21 (13.21%) C++
3 21 (13.21%) Python
Qualifications
1 103 (64.78%) Security Cleared
2 34 (21.38%) CISSP
3 30 (18.87%) SC Cleared
4 29 (18.24%) Degree
5 28 (17.61%) CESG Certified Professional
5 28 (17.61%) Master's Degree
6 20 (12.58%) CISM
7 11 (6.92%) CREST Certified
7 11 (6.92%) TOGAF Certification
8 10 (6.29%) CISA
8 10 (6.29%) DV Cleared
9 7 (4.40%) IISP
10 5 (3.14%) CLAS
11 2 (1.26%) CRISC
11 2 (1.26%) ISSAP
12 1 (0.63%) CCIE
12 1 (0.63%) CCNP
12 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.63%) CISMP
12 1 (0.63%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (61.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (38.36%) JSP 440
3 49 (30.82%) HMG Infosec
4 39 (24.53%) PCI DSS
5 38 (23.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 37 (23.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 18 (11.32%) RMADS
8 16 (10.06%) Cyber Essentials
8 16 (10.06%) NIST
9 10 (6.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 9 (5.66%) ISO 22301
11 8 (5.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (5.03%) ISO 9001
11 8 (5.03%) NCSC
12 3 (1.89%) COBIT
13 1 (0.63%) GDPR
13 1 (0.63%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (12.58%) CASB
1 20 (12.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 17 (10.69%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (0.63%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (14.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.58%) McAfee
2 20 (12.58%) Symantec
2 20 (12.58%) Trend Micro
3 18 (11.32%) Cisco
4 17 (10.69%) CheckPoint
4 17 (10.69%) Juniper
4 17 (10.69%) Palo Alto
5 5 (3.14%) SAP
6 3 (1.89%) Capita
7 1 (0.63%) Google
7 1 (0.63%) IBM
7 1 (0.63%) Splunk
7 1 (0.63%) VMware