Period
to 17 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Information Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Assurance over the 6 months to 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 781 893 810
Rank change year-on-year +112 -83 -28
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 334 291 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 203 177 279
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £37,550 £39,703 £35,000
90th Percentile £79,750 £91,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

Information Assurance 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 137,171 160,827 160,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.83% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 108,142 130,549 132,251
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Information Assurance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Assurance.

Salary trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Assurance over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Assurance within the UK over the 6 months to 17 February 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 +117 316 £60,000 +4.35% 74
UK excluding London +107 252 £57,500 +4.55% 59
South West +24 86 £57,500 +4.07% 20
South East +49 67 £65,000 +12.07% 19
London +46 64 £60,000 -11.11% 17
North of England +73 52 £55,774 +11.55% 4
North West +65 47 £61,000 +22.00% 3
Midlands +47 30 £53,260 +2.42% 7
East of England +49 18 £75,000 +22.45% 7
West Midlands +34 18 £50,000 -20.00% 5
East Midlands +24 12 £53,260 +21.85% 2
Yorkshire +52 4 £42,500 - 1
Wales +18 2 £43,000 +4.37%
Scotland +10 1 £21,000 -50.00% 2
North East - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, IT jobs citing Information Assurance 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 Information Assurance.

1 191 (57.19%) Information Security
2 188 (56.29%) Cybersecurity
3 146 (43.71%) Management Information System
4 142 (42.51%) Security Cleared
5 137 (41.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 119 (35.63%) CISSP
7 99 (29.64%) CESG Certified Professional
8 92 (27.54%) Risk Management
9 82 (24.55%) CISM
9 82 (24.55%) TOGAF
10 78 (23.35%) SC Cleared
11 72 (21.56%) Degree
11 72 (21.56%) CESG
12 67 (20.06%) Firewall
13 62 (18.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 58 (17.37%) Cryptography
15 55 (16.47%) Security Management
16 52 (15.57%) DV Cleared
17 47 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (14.07%) Security Architecture
18 46 (13.77%) ISMS
18 46 (13.77%) Data Protection
19 45 (13.47%) ITIL
20 43 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
21 42 (12.57%) PCI DSS
21 42 (12.57%) SIEM
22 40 (11.98%) GDPR
23 38 (11.38%) Information Security Management
24 34 (10.18%) Finance
24 34 (10.18%) SABSA

Information Assurance
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 16 (4.79%) IIS
2 5 (1.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
1 18 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.89%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (1.80%) SaaS
4 5 (1.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (20.06%) Firewall
2 17 (5.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (3.89%) Internet
4 7 (2.10%) Network Security
5 5 (1.50%) DNS
5 5 (1.50%) FTP
5 5 (1.50%) HTTP
5 5 (1.50%) SMTP
6 4 (1.20%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.90%) VPN
7 3 (0.90%) WAN
8 2 (0.60%) BGP
8 2 (0.60%) Broadband
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.60%) EIGRP
8 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.60%) IGRP
8 2 (0.60%) Intranet
8 2 (0.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.59%) Big Data
2 5 (1.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (2.40%) ERwin
2 5 (1.50%) Cucumber
2 5 (1.50%) Selenium
3 3 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.60%) Ant
General
1 34 (10.18%) Finance
2 32 (9.58%) Electronics
3 18 (5.39%) Marketing
4 17 (5.09%) Telecoms
5 16 (4.79%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.29%) Legal
7 10 (2.99%) Military
8 8 (2.40%) Retail
9 4 (1.20%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 111 (33.23%) Architect
2 79 (23.65%) Security Architect
3 69 (20.66%) Consultant
4 59 (17.66%) Security Consultant
5 32 (9.58%) Information Manager
6 31 (9.28%) Security Manager
7 28 (8.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 25 (7.49%) Information Security Manager
9 23 (6.89%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 23 (6.89%) Information Architect
10 21 (6.29%) Analyst
11 20 (5.99%) Information Security Consultant
12 19 (5.69%) Security Analyst
13 18 (5.39%) Software Engineer
14 17 (5.09%) IT Architect
14 17 (5.09%) IT Security Architect
14 17 (5.09%) Security Officer
15 16 (4.79%) Information Security Architect
15 16 (4.79%) Solutions Architect
16 15 (4.49%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.40%) ModSecurity
2 4 (1.20%) OAuth
2 4 (1.20%) REST
2 4 (1.20%) SAML
2 4 (1.20%) SOAP
3 3 (0.90%) CSS
3 3 (0.90%) Web Services
4 1 (0.30%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 146 (43.71%) Management Information System
2 72 (21.56%) CESG
3 47 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (8.98%) PKI
5 25 (7.49%) Cyberthreat
6 17 (5.09%) NHS
6 17 (5.09%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (4.79%) CESG CLAS
8 13 (3.89%) Smart Meter
9 10 (2.99%) Cyber Warfare
10 9 (2.69%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.40%) Private Cloud
12 7 (2.10%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.20%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (1.20%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.20%) SWIFT
14 3 (0.90%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.90%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.09%) Linux
2 8 (2.40%) Windows
3 5 (1.50%) Unix
4 4 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (57.19%) Information Security
2 188 (56.29%) Cybersecurity
3 92 (27.54%) Risk Management
4 82 (24.55%) TOGAF
5 58 (17.37%) Cryptography
6 55 (16.47%) Security Management
7 47 (14.07%) Security Architecture
8 46 (13.77%) Data Protection
8 46 (13.77%) ISMS
9 45 (13.47%) ITIL
10 43 (12.87%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (12.57%) SIEM
12 38 (11.38%) Information Security Management
13 34 (10.18%) SABSA
14 32 (9.58%) Systems Engineering
15 31 (9.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (9.28%) MODAF
16 29 (8.68%) Presales
16 29 (8.68%) Problem-Solving
17 28 (8.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.58%) C
2 10 (2.99%) C++
2 10 (2.99%) Java
2 10 (2.99%) Python
3 6 (1.80%) Perl
4 4 (1.20%) Embedded C
4 4 (1.20%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.30%) PHP
5 1 (0.30%) Scala
5 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 142 (42.51%) Security Cleared
2 119 (35.63%) CISSP
3 99 (29.64%) CESG Certified Professional
4 82 (24.55%) CISM
5 78 (23.35%) SC Cleared
6 72 (21.56%) Degree
7 52 (15.57%) DV Cleared
8 25 (7.49%) CISA
9 22 (6.59%) CLAS
10 21 (6.29%) Master's Degree
11 19 (5.69%) TOGAF Certification
12 18 (5.39%) CEH
12 18 (5.39%) CREST Certified
13 16 (4.79%) IISP
14 15 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (3.59%) SANS
16 10 (2.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 10 (2.99%) CCSP
16 10 (2.99%) CISMP
16 10 (2.99%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (41.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 62 (18.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 42 (12.57%) PCI DSS
4 40 (11.98%) GDPR
5 31 (9.28%) JSP 440
5 31 (9.28%) RMADS
6 21 (6.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 17 (5.09%) Cyber Essentials
8 13 (3.89%) Data Quality
9 12 (3.59%) HMG Infosec
10 9 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 8 (2.40%) PMO
12 7 (2.10%) QA
13 6 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 5 (1.50%) ISO 22301
14 5 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.90%) ISO 9001
16 1 (0.30%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.80%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.60%) vCloud
4 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.30%) IAG
5 1 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (5.99%) SAP
2 13 (3.89%) Google
3 12 (3.59%) Casewise
4 10 (2.99%) VMware
5 7 (2.10%) Microsoft
6 5 (1.50%) Oracle
7 4 (1.20%) CA
8 3 (0.90%) Informatica
9 2 (0.60%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco
9 2 (0.60%) F5
9 2 (0.60%) Juniper
9 2 (0.60%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.30%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.30%) Qualys