Period
to 17 November 2018

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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 890 925 772
Rank change year-on-year +35 -153 +60
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 268 281 505
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 166 192 380
UK median annual salary £60,000 £54,250 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.60% -1.36% -
10th Percentile £34,750 £35,098 £36,234
90th Percentile £86,250 £87,500 £77,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% +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 147,510 164,941 172,927
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.47% 90.93%
Number of salaries quoted 117,253 130,473 143,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 +7 259 £60,000 +9.09% 63
UK excluding London +35 204 £56,500 +2.73% 46
South East +40 68 £60,000 +14.29% 13
South West +5 61 £57,500 -4.17% 13
London +30 57 £75,000 +42.86% 18
North of England +64 56 £43,625 -12.75% 6
North West +43 41 £58,750 +17.50% 3
Midlands -15 15 £53,260 -13.04% 8
Yorkshire +40 12 £42,500 -44.26% 3
West Midlands -8 8 £46,750 -25.20% 8
East Midlands +21 7 £53,260 -11.23%
North East - 3 £36,000 -
East of England +14 2 £72,500 -14.71% 5
Wales 0 2 £40,250 -23.33%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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.

1 166 (61.94%) Information Security
2 153 (57.09%) Cybersecurity
3 113 (42.16%) Management Information System
4 107 (39.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 101 (37.69%) CISSP
6 78 (29.10%) Security Cleared
7 76 (28.36%) CISM
8 75 (27.99%) Risk Management
9 64 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (22.76%) Firewall
11 59 (22.01%) CESG Certified Professional
12 58 (21.64%) ITIL
13 49 (18.28%) Degree
14 48 (17.91%) Data Protection
15 45 (16.79%) ISMS
16 40 (14.93%) Electronics
17 39 (14.55%) Security Management
17 39 (14.55%) Cryptography
18 38 (14.18%) Security Architecture
18 38 (14.18%) Line Management
19 37 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
20 35 (13.06%) SDLC
21 34 (12.69%) PCI DSS
21 34 (12.69%) CESG
21 34 (12.69%) TOGAF
21 34 (12.69%) Service Delivery
22 32 (11.94%) Information Security Management
22 32 (11.94%) SC Cleared
22 32 (11.94%) DV Cleared
23 31 (11.57%) SIEM

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 6 (2.24%) Confluence
1 6 (2.24%) IIS
2 3 (1.12%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.75%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.87%) SaaS
5 3 (1.12%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (22.76%) Firewall
2 16 (5.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 13 (4.85%) Broadband
4 10 (3.73%) Network Security
5 4 (1.49%) Internet
6 3 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.75%) BGP
7 2 (0.75%) DNS
7 2 (0.75%) EIGRP
7 2 (0.75%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.75%) FTP
7 2 (0.75%) HTTP
7 2 (0.75%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.75%) IGRP
7 2 (0.75%) IPsec
7 2 (0.75%) OSPF
7 2 (0.75%) SMTP
7 2 (0.75%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.34%) Big Data
2 4 (1.49%) GIS
3 3 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (4.85%) Cucumber
2 8 (2.99%) Selenium
3 6 (2.24%) Bitbucket
3 6 (2.24%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.24%) JIRA
4 5 (1.87%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 40 (14.93%) Electronics
2 29 (10.82%) Finance
3 25 (9.33%) Telecoms
4 18 (6.72%) Legal
5 17 (6.34%) Marketing
6 13 (4.85%) Military
7 12 (4.48%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.87%) Law
9 4 (1.49%) Banking
9 4 (1.49%) Games
10 3 (1.12%) Retail
11 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (18.66%) Architect
2 47 (17.54%) Consultant
3 40 (14.93%) Security Consultant
4 31 (11.57%) Analyst
5 29 (10.82%) Security Architect
5 29 (10.82%) Security Manager
6 26 (9.70%) Security Officer
7 25 (9.33%) Information Officer
8 24 (8.96%) Information Security Officer
8 24 (8.96%) Security Analyst
9 23 (8.58%) Information Manager
10 21 (7.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 19 (7.09%) Information Analyst
12 18 (6.72%) Information Security Analyst
13 17 (6.34%) Information Security Manager
14 16 (5.97%) Software Engineer
15 14 (5.22%) Information Security Consultant
16 13 (4.85%) IT Manager
16 13 (4.85%) IT Security Manager
17 12 (4.48%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.10%) Web Services
2 4 (1.49%) CSS
3 3 (1.12%) OAuth
3 3 (1.12%) OpenID
3 3 (1.12%) SAML
4 2 (0.75%) REST
4 2 (0.75%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.37%) CSS3
5 1 (0.37%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) HTML5
5 1 (0.37%) J2EE
5 1 (0.37%) Java EE
5 1 (0.37%) jQuery
5 1 (0.37%) MFC
5 1 (0.37%) Middleware
5 1 (0.37%) Node.js
5 1 (0.37%) Spring
5 1 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (42.16%) Management Information System
2 34 (12.69%) CESG
3 29 (10.82%) PKI
4 22 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.99%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (2.61%) Tandem
8 5 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (1.87%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.49%) CESG CLAS
9 4 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (1.49%) NHS
9 4 (1.49%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.49%) User Experience
10 3 (1.12%) Life Science
10 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.12%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.09%) Linux
2 9 (3.36%) Windows
3 6 (2.24%) Unix
4 2 (0.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (61.94%) Information Security
2 153 (57.09%) Cybersecurity
3 75 (27.99%) Risk Management
4 64 (23.88%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (21.64%) ITIL
6 48 (17.91%) Data Protection
7 45 (16.79%) ISMS
8 39 (14.55%) Cryptography
8 39 (14.55%) Security Management
9 38 (14.18%) Line Management
9 38 (14.18%) Security Architecture
10 37 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (13.06%) SDLC
12 34 (12.69%) Service Delivery
12 34 (12.69%) TOGAF
13 32 (11.94%) Information Security Management
14 31 (11.57%) SIEM
15 27 (10.07%) Time Management
16 24 (8.96%) Visualisation
17 23 (8.58%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.34%) Java
2 15 (5.60%) Python
3 12 (4.48%) Perl
4 9 (3.36%) C
4 9 (3.36%) C++
5 5 (1.87%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.87%) SQL
6 1 (0.37%) C#
6 1 (0.37%) Java 8
6 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.37%) Scala
6 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (37.69%) CISSP
2 78 (29.10%) Security Cleared
3 76 (28.36%) CISM
4 59 (22.01%) CESG Certified Professional
5 49 (18.28%) Degree
6 32 (11.94%) DV Cleared
6 32 (11.94%) SC Cleared
7 28 (10.45%) CEH
7 28 (10.45%) CISA
8 21 (7.84%) SANS
9 20 (7.46%) SSCP
10 17 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (6.34%) Master's Degree
11 14 (5.22%) CREST Certified
11 14 (5.22%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (2.99%) CLAS
12 8 (2.99%) GCIA
12 8 (2.99%) GCIH
13 7 (2.61%) CCSP
13 7 (2.61%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (39.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (12.69%) PCI DSS
3 30 (11.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 26 (9.70%) GDPR
5 18 (6.72%) JSP 440
6 15 (5.60%) QA
7 14 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 12 (4.48%) Cyber Essentials
9 9 (3.36%) RMADS
10 7 (2.61%) Data Quality
10 7 (2.61%) HMG Infosec
11 5 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (1.49%) PMO
13 3 (1.12%) COBIT
13 3 (1.12%) PSD2
14 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 2 (0.75%) SLA
15 1 (0.37%) BS7799
15 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 15 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.48%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.87%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.37%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (1.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.12%) QRadar
3 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (6.72%) VMware
2 14 (5.22%) SAP
3 10 (3.73%) Atlassian
4 7 (2.61%) Google
5 6 (2.24%) Cisco
6 5 (1.87%) F5
6 5 (1.87%) Juniper
6 5 (1.87%) Microsoft
7 4 (1.49%) CA
8 3 (1.12%) Casewise
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle
8 3 (1.12%) Palo Alto
8 3 (1.12%) Splunk
9 2 (0.75%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.75%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.75%) Informatica
9 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.75%) Temenos
10 1 (0.37%) Qualys
10 1 (0.37%) Red Hat