Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Information Security Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security Management over the 6 months to 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 744 930
Rank change year-on-year -63 +186 +23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 393 559 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 298 429 321
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.17% +22.11%
10th Percentile £34,300 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +23.53%

Information Security Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158870 176361 191387
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.05% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 126186 147044 156131
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,533 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Information Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Management over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Management within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 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 -97 355 £55,000 - 26
UK excluding London -87 225 £50,000 -4.76% 17
London +8 139 £60,000 -4.00% 9
South East -22 60 £42,250 -19.52% 8
North of England -9 58 £50,000 -0.99% 6
Midlands +1 41 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands -6 38 £50,000 - 1
East of England +18 37 £55,000 +33.58%
Yorkshire +9 29 £46,000 -12.38% 2
North West -35 28 £52,000 +30.00% 4
South West -35 17 £57,500 -4.17% 2
Wales - 6 £45,000 -
Scotland +9 4 £67,000 +11.67%
East Midlands +12 3 £41,250 -17.50%
Northern Ireland - 2 £70,000 -
North East +28 1 £39,000 +1.30%

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security Management 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 Security Management.

1 393 (100.00%) Security Management
1 393 (100.00%) Information Security
2 234 (59.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 216 (54.96%) ISMS
4 190 (48.35%) Management Information System
5 161 (40.97%) CISSP
6 143 (36.39%) CISM
7 105 (26.72%) Risk Management
8 103 (26.21%) ITIL
9 93 (23.66%) Finance
9 93 (23.66%) Data Protection
10 91 (23.16%) CISA
11 82 (20.87%) PCI DSS
12 74 (18.83%) Degree
13 73 (18.58%) Project Management
14 68 (17.30%) Microsoft
15 61 (15.52%) Windows
16 60 (15.27%) Firewall
17 58 (14.76%) GDPR
18 57 (14.50%) Cybersecurity
19 54 (13.74%) Business Continuity
19 54 (13.74%) Service Management
20 51 (12.98%) Disaster Recovery
21 50 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
22 49 (12.47%) Risk Assessment
22 49 (12.47%) Security Architecture
23 41 (10.43%) Active Directory
23 41 (10.43%) Linux
24 40 (10.18%) ISO 9001
25 39 (9.92%) Data Protection Act

Information Security Management
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 19 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.07%) IIS
2 16 (4.07%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.53%) Apache
3 6 (1.53%) nginx
4 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.76%) SAS
5 3 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.51%) Moodle
6 2 (0.51%) Totara
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (5.34%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.76%) SPSS
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Adobe Campaign
1 3 (0.76%) Unica
2 1 (0.25%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.25%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.33%) SaaS
2 14 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.56%) Office 365
3 12 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.05%) IaaS
4 3 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.76%) Google Compute Engine
4 3 (0.76%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 60 (15.27%) Firewall
2 22 (5.60%) Network Security
3 20 (5.09%) WAN
4 17 (4.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (3.82%) Internet
6 14 (3.56%) VoIP
7 12 (3.05%) LAN
8 10 (2.54%) SAN
9 9 (2.29%) Cisco IPT
9 9 (2.29%) IP Telephony
9 9 (2.29%) SCCP
10 8 (2.04%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.53%) DNS
11 6 (1.53%) Software-Defined Networking
12 5 (1.27%) VLAN
12 5 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.27%) Wireshark
13 4 (1.02%) DHCP
13 4 (1.02%) SNMP
13 4 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.60%) MySQL
3 20 (5.09%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.83%) MongoDB
5 17 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (3.31%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.31%) NoSQL
7 13 (3.31%) RDBMS
7 13 (3.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (3.31%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (3.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.02%) Big Data
9 3 (0.76%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (3.31%) Octopus Deploy
1 13 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
1 13 (3.31%) TeamCity
1 13 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.27%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.02%) HP UFT
3 4 (1.02%) JIRA
3 4 (1.02%) Selenium
3 4 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.76%) MSI
5 2 (0.51%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.51%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.51%) TestRail
5 2 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 93 (23.66%) Finance
2 36 (9.16%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.12%) Manufacturing
4 26 (6.62%) Legal
5 17 (4.33%) Marketing
6 12 (3.05%) Electronics
7 9 (2.29%) Law
8 6 (1.53%) Banking
9 4 (1.02%) Digital Economy
9 4 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.02%) Retail
10 3 (0.76%) Games
10 3 (0.76%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.51%) Billing
11 2 (0.51%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (21.12%) Analyst
1 83 (21.12%) Security Manager
2 69 (17.56%) Security Analyst
3 53 (13.49%) Information Analyst
3 53 (13.49%) Information Security Analyst
4 47 (11.96%) Information Manager
5 43 (10.94%) Information Security Manager
6 29 (7.38%) Consultant
7 23 (5.85%) Security Consultant
8 22 (5.60%) Architect
9 19 (4.83%) IT Manager
10 17 (4.33%) Head of Information Security
10 17 (4.33%) Head of Security
11 16 (4.07%) Compliance Manager
11 16 (4.07%) Head of Information
11 16 (4.07%) Information Security Consultant
11 16 (4.07%) Security Specialist
12 15 (3.82%) Information Security Specialist
12 15 (3.82%) Information Specialist
13 13 (3.31%) DevOps Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.82%) .NET
1 15 (3.82%) ASP.NET
2 5 (1.27%) Web Services
3 4 (1.02%) CGI
3 4 (1.02%) LAMP
3 4 (1.02%) XML
4 3 (0.76%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.76%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (0.76%) OpenVZ
5 2 (0.51%) Ajax
5 2 (0.51%) CSS
5 2 (0.51%) HTML
5 2 (0.51%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 190 (48.35%) Management Information System
2 39 (9.92%) Data Protection Act
3 34 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.07%) CESG
5 12 (3.05%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.80%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (2.29%) Clustering
7 9 (2.29%) Cyber Defence
7 9 (2.29%) FMCG
8 8 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.53%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.27%) BYOD
11 5 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
11 5 (1.27%) Smart Energy
12 4 (1.02%) Data Centre
12 4 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
12 4 (1.02%) Smart Meter
12 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (15.52%) Windows
2 41 (10.43%) Linux
3 34 (8.65%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.80%) Unix
5 10 (2.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.29%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.53%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.02%) SUSE
9 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.02%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.25%) CentOS
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (100.00%) Information Security
1 393 (100.00%) Security Management
2 216 (54.96%) ISMS
3 105 (26.72%) Risk Management
4 103 (26.21%) ITIL
5 93 (23.66%) Data Protection
6 73 (18.58%) Project Management
7 57 (14.50%) Cybersecurity
8 54 (13.74%) Business Continuity
8 54 (13.74%) Service Management
9 51 (12.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 50 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
11 49 (12.47%) Risk Assessment
11 49 (12.47%) Security Architecture
12 36 (9.16%) Change Management
13 35 (8.91%) Penetration Testing
14 34 (8.65%) Continuous Improvement
14 34 (8.65%) Information Assurance
14 34 (8.65%) Mentoring
15 33 (8.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.67%) SQL
2 15 (3.82%) C#
3 13 (3.31%) Perl
3 13 (3.31%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.54%) Python
5 9 (2.29%) Java
6 5 (1.27%) PHP
7 4 (1.02%) C
8 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.76%) R
8 3 (0.76%) Ruby
8 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.51%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 161 (40.97%) CISSP
2 143 (36.39%) CISM
3 91 (23.16%) CISA
4 74 (18.83%) Degree
5 36 (9.16%) CRISC
5 36 (9.16%) Security Cleared
6 32 (8.14%) SC Cleared
7 22 (5.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 20 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (4.33%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 16 (4.07%) CEH
10 16 (4.07%) CESG Certified Professional
11 13 (3.31%) MCITP
11 13 (3.31%) MCTS
12 12 (3.05%) CITP
13 10 (2.54%) CISMP
14 9 (2.29%) CompTIA Security+
14 9 (2.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (2.29%) Security+ Certification
15 8 (2.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (59.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (20.87%) PCI DSS
3 58 (14.76%) GDPR
4 40 (10.18%) ISO 9001
5 28 (7.12%) COBIT
6 25 (6.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 20 (5.09%) SLA
9 13 (3.31%) ISO 14001
10 11 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 11 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (2.54%) ISO 22301
12 9 (2.29%) QA
13 8 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (1.78%) ISO 31000
15 6 (1.53%) COSO
15 6 (1.53%) Data Quality
15 6 (1.53%) JSP 440
16 5 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 4 (1.02%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 41 (10.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.76%) Docker
5 3 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (4.33%) SCCM
2 10 (2.54%) SCOM
3 7 (1.78%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.53%) Ansible
4 6 (1.53%) Puppet
5 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.51%) WSUS
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
8 1 (0.25%) Nessus
8 1 (0.25%) Netcool
8 1 (0.25%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.25%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 68 (17.30%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.62%) Cisco
3 18 (4.58%) Citrix
4 16 (4.07%) VMware
5 13 (3.31%) Oracle
5 13 (3.31%) SAP
6 12 (3.05%) Symantec
7 9 (2.29%) Juniper
8 6 (1.53%) Fortinet
8 6 (1.53%) Veeam
9 5 (1.27%) Google
9 5 (1.27%) HP
9 5 (1.27%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.02%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.02%) Computacenter
10 4 (1.02%) LogRhythm
10 4 (1.02%) Sophos
11 3 (0.76%) Aruba
11 3 (0.76%) NEC
11 3 (0.76%) SaltStack