Period
to 14 August 2018

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

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 845 817 752
Rank change year-on-year -28 -65 +183
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 327 393 557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 258 298 428
UK median annual salary £56,750 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.18% - -5.17%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,075 £80,000 £78,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -

Information Security Management 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 154,531 162,100 180,377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.52% 90.79%
Number of salaries quoted 123,046 129,010 150,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Top 17 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 14 August 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 +8 293 £57,500 +4.55% 48
UK excluding London +8 228 £55,000 +10.00% 30
London -24 88 £65,000 +8.33% 20
South East -1 69 £60,000 +41.18% 9
North of England +41 67 £47,500 -5.00% 7
North West +24 42 £52,500 +2.94% 5
Midlands +13 31 £52,000 +4.00% 6
East of England +18 26 £60,000 +9.09% 2
West Midlands +17 25 £52,000 +4.00% 3
Yorkshire +34 24 £46,000 - 1
South West -1 11 £42,500 -29.17% 4
Wales +17 8 £42,500 -5.56%
Scotland -8 8 £36,250 -45.90%
East Midlands +5 6 £66,000 +76.00% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland 0 3 - - 2
North East -20 1 £36,000 -7.69% 1

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security Management 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 Security Management.

1 327 (100.00%) Security Management
1 327 (100.00%) Information Security
2 215 (65.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 193 (59.02%) Management Information System
4 182 (55.66%) ISMS
5 154 (47.09%) CISSP
6 124 (37.92%) CISM
7 123 (37.61%) Risk Management
8 106 (32.42%) GDPR
9 93 (28.44%) Finance
10 90 (27.52%) Data Protection
11 89 (27.22%) Cybersecurity
12 81 (24.77%) PCI DSS
13 75 (22.94%) CISA
14 65 (19.88%) Legal
15 56 (17.13%) Degree
16 48 (14.68%) ITIL
17 41 (12.54%) Business Continuity
17 41 (12.54%) Security Operations
18 40 (12.23%) Incident Management
19 38 (11.62%) Penetration Testing
19 38 (11.62%) Cyber Essentials
20 34 (10.40%) Information Security Governance
21 33 (10.09%) Data Protection Act
22 31 (9.48%) SIEM
22 31 (9.48%) Security Architecture
22 31 (9.48%) Internal Audit
23 30 (9.17%) Information Assurance
24 29 (8.87%) Microsoft
25 28 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management

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 5 (1.53%) IIS
2 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.61%) Confluence
3 2 (0.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.31%) Documentum
4 1 (0.31%) FileNet
Applications
1 16 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.14%) SaaS
4 6 (1.83%) Office 365
5 4 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.92%) GitHub
6 3 (0.92%) IaaS
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) G Suite
8 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.26%) Firewall
2 26 (7.95%) Network Security
3 22 (6.73%) Internet
4 11 (3.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (2.14%) WAN
6 6 (1.83%) DNS
6 6 (1.83%) LAN
7 5 (1.53%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.53%) VPN
8 4 (1.22%) DHCP
8 4 (1.22%) HTTP
8 4 (1.22%) IPv6
8 4 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.22%) Wireless
9 3 (0.92%) Intranet
9 3 (0.92%) IPsec
9 3 (0.92%) SSL
9 3 (0.92%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.61%) SAN
10 2 (0.61%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.53%) GIS
2 5 (1.53%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.31%) Big Data
5 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.22%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.22%) Subversion
3 3 (0.92%) JIRA
4 2 (0.61%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
General
1 93 (28.44%) Finance
2 65 (19.88%) Legal
3 22 (6.73%) Retail
4 11 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.45%) Local Government
7 7 (2.14%) Games
7 7 (2.14%) Law
7 7 (2.14%) Marketing
8 6 (1.83%) Publishing
9 5 (1.53%) Banking
10 4 (1.22%) Billing
11 3 (0.92%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.61%) Advertising
13 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 95 (29.05%) Security Manager
2 73 (22.32%) Information Manager
3 68 (20.80%) Information Security Manager
4 54 (16.51%) Analyst
5 44 (13.46%) Security Analyst
6 37 (11.31%) Information Analyst
7 35 (10.70%) Information Security Analyst
8 34 (10.40%) Security Officer
9 29 (8.87%) Head of Security
9 29 (8.87%) Information Security Officer
10 28 (8.56%) Information Officer
11 25 (7.65%) Head of Information
12 22 (6.73%) Head of Information Security
13 17 (5.20%) Compliance Manager
14 16 (4.89%) Consultant
15 12 (3.67%) IT Manager
15 12 (3.67%) Security Compliance Manager
16 11 (3.36%) IT Analyst
17 10 (3.06%) Architect
18 8 (2.45%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.75%) .NET
2 6 (1.83%) SailPoint
2 6 (1.83%) Web Services
3 5 (1.53%) Node.js
4 4 (1.22%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.92%) CSS
5 3 (0.92%) Hibernate
5 3 (0.92%) HTML
5 3 (0.92%) LESS
5 3 (0.92%) Sass
5 3 (0.92%) Spring
6 2 (0.61%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.61%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.61%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (0.61%) React
6 2 (0.61%) REST
7 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 193 (59.02%) Management Information System
2 33 (10.09%) Data Protection Act
3 26 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (6.42%) Computer Science
5 20 (6.12%) CESG
5 20 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (3.67%) Life Science
7 10 (3.06%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.75%) BYOD
8 9 (2.75%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (2.14%) PKI
9 7 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (2.14%) Smart Energy
10 6 (1.83%) Cyberattack
10 6 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (1.53%) Smart Meter
11 5 (1.53%) Social Media
12 4 (1.22%) NHS
13 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.98%) Windows
2 5 (1.53%) Unix
2 5 (1.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (1.22%) Linux
4 3 (0.92%) FreeBSD
5 2 (0.61%) CentOS
5 2 (0.61%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.31%) AIX
6 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (100.00%) Information Security
1 327 (100.00%) Security Management
2 182 (55.66%) ISMS
3 123 (37.61%) Risk Management
4 90 (27.52%) Data Protection
5 89 (27.22%) Cybersecurity
6 48 (14.68%) ITIL
7 41 (12.54%) Business Continuity
7 41 (12.54%) Security Operations
8 40 (12.23%) Incident Management
9 38 (11.62%) Penetration Testing
10 34 (10.40%) Information Security Governance
11 31 (9.48%) Internal Audit
11 31 (9.48%) Security Architecture
11 31 (9.48%) SIEM
12 30 (9.17%) Information Assurance
13 28 (8.56%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (8.26%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (7.65%) Data Security
15 25 (7.65%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.59%) SQL
2 4 (1.22%) C#
3 3 (0.92%) Java
3 3 (0.92%) JavaScript
3 3 (0.92%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.31%) ES6
5 1 (0.31%) PHP
5 1 (0.31%) Python
5 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 154 (47.09%) CISSP
2 124 (37.92%) CISM
3 75 (22.94%) CISA
4 56 (17.13%) Degree
5 20 (6.12%) CESG Certified Professional
6 15 (4.59%) CEH
6 15 (4.59%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 15 (4.59%) Security Cleared
7 14 (4.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (3.98%) CISMP
8 13 (3.98%) CRISC
8 13 (3.98%) SSCP
9 12 (3.67%) GIAC
10 9 (2.75%) CREST Certified
10 9 (2.75%) SANS
11 7 (2.14%) CompTIA Security+
11 7 (2.14%) SC Cleared
12 6 (1.83%) PCI QSA
13 5 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.53%) GSLC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (65.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 106 (32.42%) GDPR
3 81 (24.77%) PCI DSS
4 38 (11.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (8.56%) COBIT
6 25 (7.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (7.03%) ISO 9001
8 12 (3.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 12 (3.67%) IASME
9 10 (3.06%) QA
10 9 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (2.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (2.14%) SLA
13 6 (1.83%) ISO 14001
13 6 (1.83%) ISO 22301
14 5 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 4 (1.22%) GCP
15 4 (1.22%) GPG13
15 4 (1.22%) RMADS
16 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (2.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.92%) Docker
3 3 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.92%) vSphere
4 2 (0.61%) KVM
5 1 (0.31%) LXC
5 1 (0.31%) pfSense
5 1 (0.31%) Samba
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (3.06%) Nessus
2 8 (2.45%) OpenVAS
3 5 (1.53%) Ansible
3 5 (1.53%) QRadar
4 4 (1.22%) Core Impact
4 4 (1.22%) Nexpose
4 4 (1.22%) RSA Security Analytics
5 3 (0.92%) Nagios
5 3 (0.92%) PowerBroker
5 3 (0.92%) SCCM
5 3 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.61%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.31%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.31%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) SCOM
7 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (8.87%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.67%) Qualys
3 11 (3.36%) Cisco
4 9 (2.75%) CheckPoint
4 9 (2.75%) LogRhythm
4 9 (2.75%) SolarWinds
5 8 (2.45%) Splunk
6 7 (2.14%) AlienVault
6 7 (2.14%) VMware
7 6 (1.83%) ArcSight
7 6 (1.83%) Bomgar
7 6 (1.83%) CyberArk
8 4 (1.22%) CA
8 4 (1.22%) Capita
8 4 (1.22%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.22%) Trend Micro
9 3 (0.92%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.92%) Sophos
9 3 (0.92%) Symantec