Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Assurance
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 904 904 801
Rank change year-on-year 0 -103 +122
Permanent jobs citing Information Assurance 256 291 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.18% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 162 205 333
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,125 £37,328 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,250 £83,750 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.27% - +6.80%

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 152,515 161,529 173,960
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 121,393 127,449 145,145
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 £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -22 241 £57,000 +8.57% 56
UK excluding London +16 193 £51,000 -7.27% 47
South East +18 66 £58,750 +11.90% 10
North of England +65 62 £45,000 -10.00% 12
London +9 54 £75,000 +42.86% 10
North West +45 47 £48,750 -2.50% 10
South West -8 39 £47,500 -13.64% 17
Midlands -26 17 £54,750 -20.65% 3
West Midlands -17 14 £52,250 -24.28% 1
Yorkshire +33 12 £42,500 -45.16% 2
Wales +6 4 £42,500 -19.05%
East of England +14 3 £70,000 -33.33% 4
East Midlands +11 3 £70,000 +1.82% 2
North East - 3 £36,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 148 (57.81%) Information Security
2 113 (44.14%) Cybersecurity
3 109 (42.58%) CISSP
4 106 (41.41%) Management Information System
5 97 (37.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 88 (34.38%) CISM
7 79 (30.86%) Security Cleared
8 74 (28.91%) Risk Management
8 74 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (25.39%) ITIL
10 64 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
11 50 (19.53%) Security Management
12 49 (19.14%) Firewall
13 47 (18.36%) Security Architecture
14 39 (15.23%) DV Cleared
15 38 (14.84%) Cryptography
15 38 (14.84%) PKI
16 37 (14.45%) ISMS
17 36 (14.06%) CESG
18 35 (13.67%) Degree
18 35 (13.67%) Service Delivery
18 35 (13.67%) Test Automation
19 33 (12.89%) Electronics
19 33 (12.89%) Linux
20 32 (12.50%) Waterfall
20 32 (12.50%) SC Cleared
20 32 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
21 31 (12.11%) Line Management
21 31 (12.11%) Data Protection
21 31 (12.11%) 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 17 (6.64%) Confluence
2 7 (2.73%) IIS
3 2 (0.78%) JBoss
4 1 (0.39%) Apache
4 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.39%) CMS
4 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.78%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (19.14%) Firewall
2 22 (8.59%) Network Security
3 12 (4.69%) Broadband
4 11 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (1.95%) HTTP
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.17%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.17%) IPsec
6 3 (1.17%) VLAN
7 2 (0.78%) DNS
7 2 (0.78%) FTP
7 2 (0.78%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.78%) Intranet
7 2 (0.78%) LAN
7 2 (0.78%) SMTP
7 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.78%) VXLAN
7 2 (0.78%) WAN
7 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.69%) Big Data
2 3 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.17%) GIS
3 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (8.98%) Cucumber
2 17 (6.64%) JIRA
3 16 (6.25%) Bitbucket
3 16 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.13%) Selenium
5 6 (2.34%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.39%) JUnit
7 1 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 33 (12.89%) Electronics
2 28 (10.94%) Legal
3 27 (10.55%) Finance
4 19 (7.42%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.08%) Military
6 10 (3.91%) Marketing
7 6 (2.34%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.56%) Banking
8 4 (1.56%) Games
8 4 (1.56%) Retail
9 2 (0.78%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (18.36%) Analyst
2 44 (17.19%) Architect
2 44 (17.19%) Consultant
3 35 (13.67%) Security Consultant
4 32 (12.50%) Information Officer
4 32 (12.50%) Security Manager
4 32 (12.50%) Security Officer
5 30 (11.72%) Information Security Officer
6 28 (10.94%) Security Analyst
6 28 (10.94%) Security Architect
7 22 (8.59%) Information Manager
8 20 (7.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 20 (7.81%) Information Security Manager
9 15 (5.86%) Test Analyst
10 14 (5.47%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (5.08%) Information Analyst
11 13 (5.08%) Security Assurance Manager
11 13 (5.08%) Test Engineer
12 12 (4.69%) Information Security Analyst
12 12 (4.69%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.25%) Web Services
2 4 (1.56%) CSS
3 3 (1.17%) J2EE
3 3 (1.17%) OAuth
3 3 (1.17%) OpenID
3 3 (1.17%) REST
3 3 (1.17%) SAML
4 2 (0.78%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.78%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) Java EE
4 2 (0.78%) Middleware
4 2 (0.78%) SOAP
4 2 (0.78%) Spring Boot
4 2 (0.78%) Thymeleaf
5 1 (0.39%) EJB
5 1 (0.39%) LDAP
5 1 (0.39%) MFC
5 1 (0.39%) XML
5 1 (0.39%) XSD
5 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 106 (41.41%) Management Information System
2 38 (14.84%) PKI
3 36 (14.06%) CESG
4 19 (7.42%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (5.86%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (3.52%) Smart Meter
8 8 (3.13%) BYOD
8 8 (3.13%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (2.73%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (2.73%) Tandem
10 6 (2.34%) User Experience
11 4 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.56%) Security Operations Centre
12 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.78%) Cyberattack
13 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.89%) Linux
2 20 (7.81%) Windows
3 17 (6.64%) Unix
4 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (57.81%) Information Security
2 113 (44.14%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (28.91%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (28.91%) Risk Management
4 65 (25.39%) ITIL
5 50 (19.53%) Security Management
6 47 (18.36%) Security Architecture
7 38 (14.84%) Cryptography
8 37 (14.45%) ISMS
9 35 (13.67%) Service Delivery
9 35 (13.67%) Test Automation
10 32 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 31 (12.11%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (12.11%) Data Protection
11 31 (12.11%) Line Management
11 31 (12.11%) SIEM
11 31 (12.11%) TOGAF
12 30 (11.72%) Security Testing
13 29 (11.33%) Information Security Management
14 27 (10.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.94%) Java
2 16 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 16 (6.25%) SQL
3 14 (5.47%) Python
4 12 (4.69%) Perl
5 9 (3.52%) C++
6 5 (1.95%) C
7 2 (0.78%) Java 9
7 2 (0.78%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) C#
8 1 (0.39%) Java 8
8 1 (0.39%) Scala
8 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 109 (42.58%) CISSP
2 88 (34.38%) CISM
3 79 (30.86%) Security Cleared
4 64 (25.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 39 (15.23%) DV Cleared
6 35 (13.67%) Degree
7 32 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 30 (11.72%) CISA
9 25 (9.77%) CEH
10 20 (7.81%) SSCP
11 18 (7.03%) Master's Degree
12 17 (6.64%) SANS
12 17 (6.64%) TOGAF Certification
13 16 (6.25%) CREST Certified
14 11 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (4.30%) GIAC
15 10 (3.91%) GCIH
16 7 (2.73%) CRISC
16 7 (2.73%) IISP
17 5 (1.95%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (37.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 27 (10.55%) PCI DSS
4 25 (9.77%) GDPR
5 17 (6.64%) QA
6 16 (6.25%) JSP 440
7 13 (5.08%) RMADS
8 6 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (2.34%) Data Quality
9 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (1.17%) COBIT
10 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (1.17%) PSD2
10 3 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.78%) SLA
12 1 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 16 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (5.86%) Docker
3 12 (4.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.95%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (1.17%) QRadar
3 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.39%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.39%) Kibana
4 1 (0.39%) Nessus
4 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 20 (7.81%) Atlassian
2 19 (7.42%) VMware
3 7 (2.73%) Cisco
4 6 (2.34%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.34%) SAP
5 5 (1.95%) F5
5 5 (1.95%) Google
5 5 (1.95%) Juniper
6 4 (1.56%) CA
7 3 (1.17%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.17%) Splunk
8 2 (0.78%) Casewise
8 2 (0.78%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.78%) Informatica
8 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.78%) Temenos
9 1 (0.39%) Citrix
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle
9 1 (0.39%) Symantec