Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 930 742 827
Rank change year-on-year -188 +85 +36
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 281 504 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 190 375 266
UK median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.73% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,151 £37,500
90th Percentile £87,575 £78,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,250 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.13%

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 161950 169183 194286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.41% 88.80%
Number of salaries quoted 127926 140515 160119
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,800 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Assurance in the UK

Information Assurance
Top 14 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 24 November 2017. 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 -118 273 £55,000 - 18
UK excluding London -40 200 £56,250 +7.14% 11
London -108 77 £52,500 -9.48% 7
South West -7 57 £60,000 +14.29% 3
South East +24 53 £52,500 +16.67% 3
Midlands +51 51 £62,500 -10.71% 3
West Midlands +37 49 £62,500 +42.05% 1
North of England 0 21 £50,000 - 2
East of England -2 14 £65,000 -
North West -28 14 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Yorkshire +19 7 £54,736 -8.77% 1
Wales +1 3 £52,500 +0.96%
East Midlands +29 2 £45,425 -35.11% 2
Scotland -13 2 £42,000 -30.00%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Information Assurance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Information Assurance.

1 174 (61.92%) Information Security
2 110 (39.15%) Cybersecurity
3 109 (38.79%) Security Cleared
4 106 (37.72%) Management Information System
5 100 (35.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 86 (30.60%) Degree
7 85 (30.25%) Firewall
8 77 (27.40%) SIEM
9 74 (26.33%) Risk Management
10 73 (25.98%) CISSP
11 71 (25.27%) SC Cleared
12 60 (21.35%) Windows
12 60 (21.35%) GIAC
13 58 (20.64%) CESG Certified Professional
14 56 (19.93%) Network Security
15 53 (18.86%) Linux
15 53 (18.86%) GCIH
16 52 (18.51%) CISM
17 48 (17.08%) Finance
18 47 (16.73%) CESG
18 47 (16.73%) DV Cleared
18 47 (16.73%) Security Operations
19 44 (15.66%) Virtual Machines
19 44 (15.66%) GCIA
20 43 (15.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
21 42 (14.95%) ISMS
21 42 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
22 41 (14.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
22 41 (14.59%) Security Management
23 40 (14.23%) Security Architecture

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 9 (3.20%) IIS
2 2 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.71%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.36%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.36%) Akamai
2 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (30.25%) Firewall
2 56 (19.93%) Network Security
3 13 (4.63%) Internet
4 7 (2.49%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.78%) BGP
5 5 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.78%) MPLS
5 5 (1.78%) OSPF
5 5 (1.78%) SMS
6 4 (1.42%) IPsec
7 3 (1.07%) DMZ
7 3 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.71%) PSTN
8 2 (0.71%) SSL
9 1 (0.36%) DNS
9 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.36%) HTTP
9 1 (0.36%) IPv4
9 1 (0.36%) SNMP
9 1 (0.36%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.85%) Big Data
2 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
General
1 48 (17.08%) Finance
2 18 (6.41%) Legal
3 16 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.56%) Electronics
5 7 (2.49%) Marketing
5 7 (2.49%) Retail
6 5 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.42%) Military
8 3 (1.07%) Law
8 3 (1.07%) Publishing
9 2 (0.71%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (22.06%) Analyst
2 54 (19.22%) Consultant
3 52 (18.51%) Security Analyst
4 43 (15.30%) Architect
5 35 (12.46%) Security Consultant
6 31 (11.03%) Information Manager
7 26 (9.25%) Security Architect
8 25 (8.90%) Solutions Architect
9 24 (8.54%) Information Assurance Manager
10 23 (8.19%) Security Manager
11 22 (7.83%) Information Security Manager
12 17 (6.05%) Information Analyst
13 16 (5.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 16 (5.69%) Information Assurance Consultant
13 16 (5.69%) Information Security Analyst
14 15 (5.34%) Information Assurance Leader
14 15 (5.34%) Security Assurance Manager
15 14 (4.98%) Security Solutions Architect
15 14 (4.98%) Security Specialist
16 12 (4.27%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.78%) XML
2 4 (1.42%) COM
2 4 (1.42%) HTML
2 4 (1.42%) J2EE
2 4 (1.42%) REST
2 4 (1.42%) SOAP
2 4 (1.42%) Web Services
3 3 (1.07%) OAuth
3 3 (1.07%) OpenID
3 3 (1.07%) SAML
4 2 (0.71%) Middleware
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.36%) CGI
5 1 (0.36%) JSON
5 1 (0.36%) MFC
5 1 (0.36%) WPF
5 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 106 (37.72%) Management Information System
2 47 (16.73%) CESG
3 38 (13.52%) Computer Science
4 21 (7.47%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (4.98%) CESG CLAS
6 13 (4.63%) PKI
7 12 (4.27%) NHS
7 12 (4.27%) Reinsurance
8 11 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (3.56%) Smart Meter
10 7 (2.49%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.78%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.78%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.42%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.42%) SCADA
13 3 (1.07%) Cyber Warfare
13 3 (1.07%) Cybercrime
13 3 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.71%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 60 (21.35%) Windows
2 53 (18.86%) Linux
3 8 (2.85%) Unix
4 3 (1.07%) Android
4 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.71%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.36%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (61.92%) Information Security
2 110 (39.15%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (27.40%) SIEM
4 74 (26.33%) Risk Management
5 47 (16.73%) Security Operations
6 42 (14.95%) ISMS
6 42 (14.95%) Penetration Testing
7 41 (14.59%) Security Management
7 41 (14.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 40 (14.23%) Security Architecture
9 35 (12.46%) ITIL
10 34 (12.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 33 (11.74%) Risk Assessment
12 32 (11.39%) Security Monitoring
13 30 (10.68%) TOGAF
14 29 (10.32%) Information Security Management
15 27 (9.61%) Business Continuity
15 27 (9.61%) Data Protection
16 25 (8.90%) Protective Monitoring
17 22 (7.83%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.90%) C
2 10 (3.56%) Java
3 8 (2.85%) C++
4 5 (1.78%) SQL
5 4 (1.42%) C#
5 4 (1.42%) Perl
5 4 (1.42%) Python
6 2 (0.71%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.36%) AWK
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) PHP
7 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) XAML
Qualifications
1 109 (38.79%) Security Cleared
2 86 (30.60%) Degree
3 73 (25.98%) CISSP
4 71 (25.27%) SC Cleared
5 60 (21.35%) GIAC
6 58 (20.64%) CESG Certified Professional
7 53 (18.86%) GCIH
8 52 (18.51%) CISM
9 47 (16.73%) DV Cleared
10 44 (15.66%) GCIA
11 20 (7.12%) CISA
12 17 (6.05%) SANS
13 15 (5.34%) CLAS
13 15 (5.34%) CREST Certified
14 14 (4.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 9 (3.20%) IISP
16 8 (2.85%) CEH
16 8 (2.85%) OSCP
17 7 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
17 7 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (35.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (15.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 30 (10.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 27 (9.61%) RMADS
5 26 (9.25%) PCI DSS
6 21 (7.47%) NIST 800
7 17 (6.05%) JSP 440
8 14 (4.98%) ISO 22301
9 10 (3.56%) ISO 31000
9 10 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (3.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (2.49%) GDPR
10 7 (2.49%) ISO 9001
11 6 (2.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (1.42%) COBIT
13 3 (1.07%) ISO 14001
13 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.71%) SLA
15 1 (0.36%) GCP
15 1 (0.36%) GMP
System Software
1 44 (15.66%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (3.20%) Virtual Desktop
3 6 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.78%) Firmware
5 4 (1.42%) Snort
5 4 (1.42%) vSphere
6 2 (0.71%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 31 (11.03%) QRadar
2 27 (9.61%) Nessus
3 26 (9.25%) CSIRT
4 20 (7.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 15 (5.34%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.71%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.71%) SCCM
7 2 (0.71%) SCOM
7 2 (0.71%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.36%) Ansible
8 1 (0.36%) EnCase
8 1 (0.36%) FTK
8 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (11.74%) Oracle
2 27 (9.61%) BeyondTrust
3 15 (5.34%) Blue Coat
3 15 (5.34%) CheckPoint
3 15 (5.34%) Cisco
3 15 (5.34%) Dell
3 15 (5.34%) FireEye
3 15 (5.34%) McAfee
4 11 (3.91%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.14%) VMware
6 4 (1.42%) SAP
7 2 (0.71%) Remedy
8 1 (0.36%) CA
8 1 (0.36%) Capita
8 1 (0.36%) ESRI
8 1 (0.36%) Qualys
8 1 (0.36%) Splunk
8 1 (0.36%) Veracode