Period
to 11 May 2021

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 11 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF)
UK
6 months to
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 778 807 986
Rank change year-on-year +29 +179 +135
Permanent jobs citing HMG Security Policy Framework 89 137 130
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.089%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.82% 1.12% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 33 104 85
10th Percentile £43,700 £42,750 £40,240
25th Percentile £61,250 £62,188 £47,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £75,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.38% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £82,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £81,750 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +3.85% +12.07%

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 10,897 12,286 20,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.36% 12.38% 14.13%
Number of salaries quoted 7,512 9,511 15,156
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,750
25th Percentile £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.44% -

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 11 May 2021.

Salary histogram for HMG Security Policy Framework in the UK

HMG Security Policy Framework
Top 10 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 11 May 2021. 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 +46 68 £67,500 - 9
England +32 53 £67,500 -3.57% 10
Scotland - 26 - - 1
South West -33 18 £65,000 -13.33% 2
South East +22 15 £72,500 +3.57% 4
London +46 9 £71,250 -5.00% 2
West Midlands +2 8 £65,000 +13.04% 1
Midlands +1 8 £65,000 +15.56% 1
Work from Home -189 8 £97,500 +21.88%
Wales +15 1 £42,500 +4.21%

For the 6 months to 11 May 2021, 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 77 (86.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (76.40%) Information Security
3 61 (68.54%) NCSC
4 55 (61.80%) JSP 440
5 47 (52.81%) SABSA
6 46 (51.69%) Social Skills
7 42 (47.19%) CESG
8 41 (46.07%) TOGAF
9 40 (44.94%) Risk Analysis
10 37 (41.57%) Cybersecurity
11 35 (39.33%) Information Assurance
11 35 (39.33%) Migration
12 30 (33.71%) Risk Management
13 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
14 22 (24.72%) CESG Certified Professional
15 21 (23.60%) DV Cleared
16 19 (21.35%) CISSP
17 18 (20.22%) Security Architecture
18 15 (16.85%) NIST
19 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
19 14 (15.73%) RMADS
20 13 (14.61%) Risk Assessment
20 13 (14.61%) GDPR
21 12 (13.48%) Public Sector
21 12 (13.48%) CISM
21 12 (13.48%) Finance
21 12 (13.48%) Security Testing
21 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
22 11 (12.36%) PCI DSS
22 11 (12.36%) Manufacturing

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 5 (5.62%) IIS
2 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Azure
2 5 (5.62%) AWS
3 4 (4.49%) GCP
4 1 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) Firewall
2 4 (4.49%) Internet
2 4 (4.49%) RTP
3 1 (1.12%) DHCP
3 1 (1.12%) DKIM
3 1 (1.12%) DMARC
3 1 (1.12%) DNS
3 1 (1.12%) FTP
3 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.12%) Network Security
3 1 (1.12%) Skype
3 1 (1.12%) Wireless
General
1 46 (51.69%) Social Skills
2 12 (13.48%) Finance
2 12 (13.48%) Public Sector
3 11 (12.36%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.74%) Public Speaking
5 5 (5.62%) Electronics
5 5 (5.62%) Marketing
5 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.25%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (56.18%) Architect
1 50 (56.18%) Security Architect
2 17 (19.10%) Consultant
3 13 (14.61%) Security Consultant
4 8 (8.99%) Information Security Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Managing Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Senior Architect
5 6 (6.74%) Senior Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Senior Information Assurance Consultant
5 6 (6.74%) Senior Security Architect
6 5 (5.62%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 4 (4.49%) Information Assurance Engineer
8 3 (3.37%) AWS Architect
8 3 (3.37%) Information Assurance Practitioner
8 3 (3.37%) Information Specialist
8 3 (3.37%) Security Specialist
9 2 (2.25%) Senior Security Consultant
9 2 (2.25%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 42 (47.19%) CESG
2 10 (11.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.49%) Cyberattack
3 4 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (3.37%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (3.37%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (2.25%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.12%) CCTV
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.37%) Linux
1 3 (3.37%) Windows
2 1 (1.12%) Android
2 1 (1.12%) CentOS
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (76.40%) Information Security
2 47 (52.81%) SABSA
3 41 (46.07%) TOGAF
4 40 (44.94%) Risk Analysis
5 37 (41.57%) Cybersecurity
6 35 (39.33%) Information Assurance
6 35 (39.33%) Migration
7 30 (33.71%) Risk Management
8 18 (20.22%) Security Architecture
9 13 (14.61%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (13.48%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (13.48%) Security Testing
11 9 (10.11%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (7.87%) Data Privacy
12 7 (7.87%) DevOps
12 7 (7.87%) Security Monitoring
13 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (6.74%) SIEM
13 6 (6.74%) SOA
14 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) C
2 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.72%) CESG Certified Professional
3 21 (23.60%) DV Cleared
4 19 (21.35%) CISSP
5 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
6 12 (13.48%) CISM
7 6 (6.74%) PCI QSA
7 6 (6.74%) SANS
8 5 (5.62%) IISP
9 4 (4.49%) FFIEC
10 3 (3.37%) CASP
10 3 (3.37%) CISA
11 2 (2.25%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.25%) CLAS
12 1 (1.12%) CCSP
12 1 (1.12%) CISMP
12 1 (1.12%) CRISC
12 1 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (86.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 61 (68.54%) NCSC
3 55 (61.80%) JSP 440
4 15 (16.85%) NIST
5 14 (15.73%) RMADS
6 13 (14.61%) GDPR
7 11 (12.36%) PCI DSS
8 8 (8.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (7.87%) Government Security Classifications
9 7 (7.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (6.74%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (6.74%) NIST 800
10 6 (6.74%) PA-DSS
11 5 (5.62%) HMG Infosec
12 1 (1.12%) COBIT
12 1 (1.12%) GRC
12 1 (1.12%) ISO 22301
12 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.25%) vSphere
2 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (5.62%) SAP
1 5 (5.62%) Splunk
2 4 (4.49%) Google
3 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.25%) VMware
4 1 (1.12%) hybris
4 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.12%) Remedy