Period
to 2 December 2020

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 2 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF)
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 669 893 1073
Rank change year-on-year +224 +180 +63
Permanent jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 52 159 75
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.12% 0.047%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.79% 0.92% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 38 130 53
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £40,875 £51,250 £41,900
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -

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 6,598 17,207 21,524
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.73% 12.82% 13.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5,145 13,090 16,138
Median annual salary £53,506 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.01% - -
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

HMG Security Policy Framework
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework.

Salary trend for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework over the 6 months to 2 December 2020.

Salary histogram for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Top 13 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 2 December 2020. 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
UK excluding London +204 47 £67,500 +3.85% 11
England +226 45 £67,500 +3.85% 10
South East +173 15 £72,500 +3.57% 4
South West +85 12 £65,000 -3.70% 3
Midlands +114 8 £80,000 +33.33% 2
West Midlands +87 8 £80,000 +23.08% 2
North of England +142 5 £41,250 -25.00% 1
Wales +57 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +97 3 £40,000 - 1
Scotland +72 3 - -
North West +98 2 £53,750 -2.27%
London +199 1 £62,500 -3.85%
Work from Home -26 1 £80,000 +21.67% 1

For the 6 months to 2 December 2020, 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 43 (82.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (75.00%) Information Security
3 34 (65.38%) Cybersecurity
4 25 (48.08%) Public Sector
4 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
5 24 (46.15%) Risk Management
6 23 (44.23%) NCSC
7 21 (40.38%) CISSP
8 20 (38.46%) SC Cleared
9 17 (32.69%) CISM
10 16 (30.77%) Management Information System
10 16 (30.77%) Finance
10 16 (30.77%) Information Assurance
10 16 (30.77%) CESG Certified Professional
11 14 (26.92%) CISA
12 13 (25.00%) Manufacturing
12 13 (25.00%) Security Testing
12 13 (25.00%) TOGAF
12 13 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
12 13 (25.00%) SABSA
13 12 (23.08%) Firewall
14 11 (21.15%) CESG
15 10 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
15 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
15 10 (19.23%) GDPR
16 9 (17.31%) SIEM
16 9 (17.31%) DV Cleared
16 9 (17.31%) JSP 440
16 9 (17.31%) Security Management
16 9 (17.31%) Microsoft

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 1 (1.92%) IIS
1 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Sentinel
2 2 (3.85%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Azure
2 6 (11.54%) Office 365
3 4 (7.69%) AWS
3 4 (7.69%) Logic Apps
4 3 (5.77%) IaaS
4 3 (5.77%) PaaS
4 3 (5.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (11.54%) DNS
4 5 (9.62%) DKIM
4 5 (9.62%) DMARC
5 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.69%) Wireshark
6 2 (3.85%) Network Security
6 2 (3.85%) RTP
7 1 (1.92%) DHCP
7 1 (1.92%) FTP
7 1 (1.92%) Skype
7 1 (1.92%) VoIP
7 1 (1.92%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (48.08%) Public Sector
2 16 (30.77%) Finance
3 13 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (9.62%) Electronics
5 5 (9.62%) Marketing
6 2 (3.85%) Aerospace
6 2 (3.85%) French Language
6 2 (3.85%) German Language
6 2 (3.85%) Italian Language
6 2 (3.85%) Legal
7 1 (1.92%) Local Government
7 1 (1.92%) Police
7 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Architect
1 16 (30.77%) Security Architect
2 13 (25.00%) Consultant
2 13 (25.00%) Security Consultant
3 8 (15.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 7 (13.46%) Security Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Information Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Information Security Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Information Assurance Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Security Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Information Assurance Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Information Security Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Security Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Compliance Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Security Compliance Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 11 (21.15%) CESG
3 5 (9.62%) Cyberthreat
3 5 (9.62%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (7.69%) PKI
4 4 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 4 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.77%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.85%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.92%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.92%) CentOS
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (75.00%) Information Security
2 34 (65.38%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (46.15%) Risk Management
4 16 (30.77%) Information Assurance
5 13 (25.00%) SABSA
5 13 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 13 (25.00%) TOGAF
6 10 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Security Architecture
7 9 (17.31%) Security Management
7 9 (17.31%) SIEM
8 8 (15.38%) Data Privacy
8 8 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (15.38%) ISMS
8 8 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 7 (13.46%) Ethical Hacking
10 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (11.54%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (11.54%) Security Operations
11 5 (9.62%) Cryptography
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
2 21 (40.38%) CISSP
3 20 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 17 (32.69%) CISM
5 16 (30.77%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (26.92%) CISA
7 9 (17.31%) DV Cleared
8 7 (13.46%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 6 (11.54%) CRISC
10 5 (9.62%) GCIA
10 5 (9.62%) GCIH
11 4 (7.69%) CREST Certified
11 4 (7.69%) SANS
12 3 (5.77%) CASP
12 3 (5.77%) Degree
13 1 (1.92%) CEH
13 1 (1.92%) CLAS
13 1 (1.92%) GCED
13 1 (1.92%) GCFA
13 1 (1.92%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (82.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (44.23%) NCSC
3 13 (25.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 10 (19.23%) GDPR
5 9 (17.31%) JSP 440
6 8 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (13.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (11.54%) COBIT
8 6 (11.54%) NIST
9 5 (9.62%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (3.85%) RMADS
10 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (1.92%) HMG Infosec
11 1 (1.92%) ISO 31000
11 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) Snort
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) SAP
3 2 (3.85%) Splunk
3 2 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat