Period
to 25 October 2020

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

Information Assurance
UK
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 593 712 896
Rank change year-on-year +119 +184 +41
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 92 370 269
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 47 278 185
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +12.15%
10th Percentile £44,500 £40,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £79,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,625 £65,000 £55,500
% change year-on-year -12.88% +17.12% +0.91%

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 45,137 125,557 151,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.42% 92.21% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 37,192 98,906 120,203
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,753 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,142 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% - +5.88%

Information Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Assurance.

Salary trend for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Assurance over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Top 13 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 25 October 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
England +120 88 £65,000 - 32
UK excluding London +101 60 £56,625 -12.88% 30
London +212 30 £65,000 -13.33% 4
South West +39 25 £65,000 - 5
South East +169 15 £52,500 -19.23% 15
North of England +160 14 £65,000 +14.82% 3
North West +118 14 £65,000 +14.82% 2
Work from Home +32 7 £53,750 -13.18% 5
Midlands +97 5 - - 3
East Midlands +91 5 - - 1
West Midlands +82 3 - - 2
East of England +114 2 £55,000 +5.77% 1
Wales +49 2 £31,194 -37.61% 2

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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 53 (57.61%) Security Cleared
2 49 (53.26%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (45.65%) CISSP
3 42 (45.65%) Information Security
4 35 (38.04%) Management Information System
4 35 (38.04%) SC Cleared
5 33 (35.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 33 (35.87%) Risk Management
6 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (31.52%) CISM
8 27 (29.35%) CESG Certified Professional
9 22 (23.91%) NCSC
10 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
10 21 (22.83%) Legal
10 21 (22.83%) DV Cleared
11 20 (21.74%) Security Architecture
12 18 (19.57%) Linux
12 18 (19.57%) Security Management
13 17 (18.48%) AWS
13 17 (18.48%) Cyber Intelligence
14 16 (17.39%) RMADS
15 15 (16.30%) Azure
15 15 (16.30%) Degree
16 14 (15.22%) NIST
17 13 (14.13%) Terraform
18 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
18 12 (13.04%) Finance
18 12 (13.04%) SIEM
18 12 (13.04%) Analytics
18 12 (13.04%) GDPR

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 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.48%) AWS
2 15 (16.30%) Azure
3 8 (8.70%) IaaS
3 8 (8.70%) PaaS
3 8 (8.70%) SaaS
4 7 (7.61%) Office 365
5 3 (3.26%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.17%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (1.09%) GCP
7 1 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) Firewall
1 9 (9.78%) LAN
2 7 (7.61%) Unified Communications
3 5 (5.43%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.35%) IPv4
4 4 (4.35%) IPv6
5 3 (3.26%) DNS
5 3 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.17%) Network Security
6 2 (2.17%) SSH
6 2 (2.17%) SSL
6 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.17%) VPN
7 1 (1.09%) Internet
7 1 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.78%) Big Data
2 3 (3.26%) GIS
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) Power BI
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.43%) GitLab
General
1 21 (22.83%) Legal
2 12 (13.04%) Finance
3 9 (9.78%) Law
4 7 (7.61%) Aerospace
4 7 (7.61%) Public Sector
5 6 (6.52%) Back Office
6 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
7 3 (3.26%) Marketing
7 3 (3.26%) Military
7 3 (3.26%) Police
8 1 (1.09%) Banking
8 1 (1.09%) Electronics
8 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (20.65%) Architect
2 16 (17.39%) Information Manager
3 13 (14.13%) Analyst
3 13 (14.13%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (13.04%) Consultant
5 11 (11.96%) Security Manager
6 9 (9.78%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (8.70%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 8 (8.70%) Security Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) IT Manager
8 7 (7.61%) Security Consultant
9 6 (6.52%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 6 (6.52%) Information Assurance Manager
9 6 (6.52%) Information Security Specialist
9 6 (6.52%) Information Specialist
9 6 (6.52%) IT Security Manager
9 6 (6.52%) Security Architect
9 6 (6.52%) Security Specialist
10 5 (5.43%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.17%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 35 (38.04%) Management Information System
2 9 (9.78%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (9.78%) PKI
3 8 (8.70%) Cloud Native
3 8 (8.70%) Cyberattack
3 8 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (5.43%) Cybercrime
4 5 (5.43%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.09%) CESG
8 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (19.57%) Linux
2 3 (3.26%) Windows
3 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
3 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (53.26%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (45.65%) Information Security
3 33 (35.87%) Risk Management
4 32 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (21.74%) Security Architecture
6 18 (19.57%) Security Management
7 17 (18.48%) Cyber Intelligence
8 12 (13.04%) Analytics
8 12 (13.04%) SIEM
9 11 (11.96%) Data Science
9 11 (11.96%) Information Security Management
10 10 (10.87%) ISMS
10 10 (10.87%) ITIL
10 10 (10.87%) Security Operations
11 9 (9.78%) Microservices
11 9 (9.78%) Project Delivery
11 9 (9.78%) Technical Leadership
12 8 (8.70%) DevSecOps
12 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
12 8 (8.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.35%) C
1 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.17%) C#
2 2 (2.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.09%) C++
3 1 (1.09%) Java
3 1 (1.09%) Perl
3 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (57.61%) Security Cleared
2 42 (45.65%) CISSP
3 35 (38.04%) SC Cleared
4 29 (31.52%) CISM
5 27 (29.35%) CESG Certified Professional
6 21 (22.83%) DV Cleared
7 15 (16.30%) Degree
8 8 (8.70%) GIAC
9 7 (7.61%) SANS
10 6 (6.52%) CISA
10 6 (6.52%) CREST Certified
10 6 (6.52%) CRISC
11 5 (5.43%) Master's Degree
12 4 (4.35%) GCIA
13 3 (3.26%) GCFA
13 3 (3.26%) GSLC
14 2 (2.17%) CCNP
14 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (2.17%) GCIH
14 2 (2.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (35.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (23.91%) NCSC
3 16 (17.39%) RMADS
4 14 (15.22%) NIST
5 12 (13.04%) GDPR
6 11 (11.96%) JSP 440
6 11 (11.96%) NIST 800
7 7 (7.61%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (3.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
9 2 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (2.17%) IASME
9 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (2.17%) SLA
10 1 (1.09%) COBIT
10 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.70%) Docker
3 1 (1.09%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) Terraform
2 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.78%) Cisco
2 9 (9.78%) Google
3 7 (7.61%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.35%) Juniper
4 4 (4.35%) Meraki
4 4 (4.35%) SAP
5 3 (3.26%) Citrix
6 2 (2.17%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.17%) Splunk
7 1 (1.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.09%) McAfee
7 1 (1.09%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.09%) Qualys
7 1 (1.09%) Rapid7
7 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.09%) Sophos
7 1 (1.09%) Symantec