Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 807 761
Rank change year-on-year +25 -46 +131
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 392 421 535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 310 327 424
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £36,475 £36,550 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,250 £76,350 £77,500
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 150,018 159,708 172,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 119,346 125,959 143,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +35 353 £60,000 +9.09% 41
UK excluding London +38 252 £55,000 +10.00% 27
London +2 121 £62,500 +4.17% 15
North of England +34 83 £52,000 +4.00% 2
South East +3 82 £60,000 +26.32% 10
North West +31 49 £57,500 +12.75% 2
Yorkshire +23 30 £46,000 +2.22%
Midlands +14 30 £57,500 +15.00% 4
West Midlands +16 24 £51,000 +2.00% 4
East of England +18 21 £70,000 +27.27% 2
South West -7 13 £45,000 -25.00% 8
Scotland +2 7 £25,500 -50.49% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £45,000 -
Isle of Man +7 5 £55,000 +120.00%
East Midlands -7 5 £66,000 +103.08%
Wales -8 4 £42,500 -
North East -9 4 £41,250 +5.77%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 392 (100.00%) Information Security
2 390 (99.49%) Security Management
3 255 (65.05%) Management Information System
4 237 (60.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 234 (59.69%) ISMS
6 175 (44.64%) CISSP
7 150 (38.27%) Risk Management
8 128 (32.65%) CISM
9 120 (30.61%) GDPR
10 118 (30.10%) Data Protection
11 109 (27.81%) Cybersecurity
12 95 (24.23%) PCI DSS
13 89 (22.70%) Finance
14 83 (21.17%) CISA
15 73 (18.62%) Degree
16 67 (17.09%) Legal
17 59 (15.05%) Business Continuity
18 55 (14.03%) ITIL
19 51 (13.01%) Security Operations
20 50 (12.76%) SIEM
21 49 (12.50%) Windows
21 49 (12.50%) Incident Management
22 48 (12.24%) Information Security Governance
23 47 (11.99%) Data Protection Act
23 47 (11.99%) Network Security
24 45 (11.48%) Firewall
25 44 (11.22%) Service Management
26 43 (10.97%) Vulnerability Management
26 43 (10.97%) Cyber Essentials
27 42 (10.71%) Internal Audit

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 (1.28%) IIS
2 3 (0.77%) Confluence
3 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.26%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.85%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.55%) Office 365
3 10 (2.55%) SaaS
4 4 (1.02%) IaaS
5 3 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.77%) GitHub
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.26%) G Suite
7 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.26%) Slack
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.99%) Network Security
2 45 (11.48%) Firewall
3 21 (5.36%) Internet
4 20 (5.10%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.04%) Intranet
7 7 (1.79%) WAN
8 6 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.28%) DKIM
9 5 (1.28%) DMARC
9 5 (1.28%) IPsec
9 5 (1.28%) SSL
9 5 (1.28%) VPN
9 5 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.02%) LAN
10 4 (1.02%) Wireless
11 3 (0.77%) DNS
11 3 (0.77%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.51%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.30%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.79%) GIS
4 4 (1.02%) Big Data
4 4 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
5 3 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.26%) MySQL
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.28%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (0.51%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 89 (22.70%) Finance
2 67 (17.09%) Legal
3 29 (7.40%) Retail
4 19 (4.85%) Law
5 12 (3.06%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.81%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.79%) Games
8 6 (1.53%) Local Government
8 6 (1.53%) Marketing
9 5 (1.28%) Billing
9 5 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.77%) Banking
10 3 (0.77%) Electronics
10 3 (0.77%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 2 (0.51%) Military
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Hungarian Language
12 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 126 (32.14%) Security Manager
2 90 (22.96%) Information Manager
3 89 (22.70%) Information Security Manager
4 88 (22.45%) Analyst
5 71 (18.11%) Security Analyst
6 56 (14.29%) Information Analyst
7 55 (14.03%) Information Security Analyst
8 29 (7.40%) Security Officer
9 28 (7.14%) Compliance Manager
10 23 (5.87%) Head of Security
11 22 (5.61%) Information Officer
11 22 (5.61%) Information Security Officer
12 21 (5.36%) Head of Information
13 20 (5.10%) Head of Information Security
14 19 (4.85%) Security Compliance Manager
15 15 (3.83%) IT Analyst
15 15 (3.83%) Risk Manager
16 14 (3.57%) IT Manager
17 12 (3.06%) Architect
17 12 (3.06%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.32%) .NET
2 6 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (1.53%) Web Services
3 5 (1.28%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (1.02%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.77%) CSS
5 3 (0.77%) Hibernate
5 3 (0.77%) HTML
5 3 (0.77%) LESS
5 3 (0.77%) Sass
5 3 (0.77%) Spring
6 2 (0.51%) .NET Core
6 2 (0.51%) Entity Framework
6 2 (0.51%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (0.51%) Node.js
6 2 (0.51%) React
6 2 (0.51%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 255 (65.05%) Management Information System
2 47 (11.99%) Data Protection Act
3 34 (8.67%) CESG
4 25 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (5.36%) Security Operations Centre
7 18 (4.59%) Computer Science
8 14 (3.57%) Cyberthreat
9 13 (3.32%) Cyberattack
10 11 (2.81%) Life Science
11 10 (2.55%) BYOD
12 9 (2.30%) PKI
13 8 (2.04%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.79%) Public Cloud
15 6 (1.53%) Freedom of Information
15 6 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
16 5 (1.28%) Replication
16 5 (1.28%) Social Media
17 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
17 4 (1.02%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.50%) Windows
2 16 (4.08%) Linux
3 10 (2.55%) Unix
3 10 (2.55%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.53%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.28%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.02%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.77%) FreeBSD
7 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) CentOS
8 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (100.00%) Information Security
2 390 (99.49%) Security Management
3 234 (59.69%) ISMS
4 150 (38.27%) Risk Management
5 118 (30.10%) Data Protection
6 109 (27.81%) Cybersecurity
7 59 (15.05%) Business Continuity
8 55 (14.03%) ITIL
9 51 (13.01%) Security Operations
10 50 (12.76%) SIEM
11 49 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 48 (12.24%) Information Security Governance
13 44 (11.22%) Service Management
14 43 (10.97%) Vulnerability Management
15 42 (10.71%) Internal Audit
16 40 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
17 38 (9.69%) Disaster Recovery
18 33 (8.42%) Information Assurance
19 31 (7.91%) Data Security
20 29 (7.40%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.10%) SQL
2 9 (2.30%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.28%) Python
4 4 (1.02%) C#
5 3 (0.77%) Java
5 3 (0.77%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.51%) C
6 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.26%) ES6
7 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 175 (44.64%) CISSP
2 128 (32.65%) CISM
3 83 (21.17%) CISA
4 73 (18.62%) Degree
5 30 (7.65%) CISMP
6 26 (6.63%) SSCP
7 22 (5.61%) CREST Certified
8 18 (4.59%) CESG Certified Professional
9 17 (4.34%) Security Cleared
10 15 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (3.32%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (3.32%) SANS
12 12 (3.06%) CEH
13 11 (2.81%) CCNA
14 10 (2.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 10 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (2.55%) SC Cleared
15 9 (2.30%) CRISC
16 8 (2.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (60.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (30.61%) GDPR
3 95 (24.23%) PCI DSS
4 43 (10.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 24 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 19 (4.85%) QA
7 16 (4.08%) ISO 9001
8 14 (3.57%) COBIT
9 11 (2.81%) IASME
9 11 (2.81%) SLA
10 9 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 9 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 8 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (1.79%) ISO 14001
13 6 (1.53%) RMADS
14 5 (1.28%) ISO 22301
14 5 (1.28%) NIST 800
15 4 (1.02%) FIPS 140-2
15 4 (1.02%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 19 (4.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.53%) KVM
3 6 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.77%) Docker
5 1 (0.26%) LXC
5 1 (0.26%) pfSense
5 1 (0.26%) Samba
5 1 (0.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (2.55%) Nessus
1 10 (2.55%) OpenVAS
2 9 (2.30%) QRadar
3 8 (2.04%) SCCM
4 6 (1.53%) SCOM
5 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.02%) Ansible
6 4 (1.02%) Core Impact
6 4 (1.02%) Nexpose
6 4 (1.02%) RSA Security Analytics
7 3 (0.77%) PowerBroker
8 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.51%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.26%) SCSM
9 1 (0.26%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (8.93%) Microsoft
2 27 (6.89%) Cisco
3 17 (4.34%) Qualys
4 12 (3.06%) Palo Alto
5 10 (2.55%) Sony
5 10 (2.55%) Splunk
6 9 (2.30%) Google
7 8 (2.04%) VMware
8 7 (1.79%) LogRhythm
8 7 (1.79%) SolarWinds
9 6 (1.53%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.28%) AlienVault
10 5 (1.28%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.28%) Fortinet
10 5 (1.28%) Juniper
10 5 (1.28%) Oracle
10 5 (1.28%) Rapid7
10 5 (1.28%) Symantec
10 5 (1.28%) Tripwire
11 4 (1.02%) CA