Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 783 683 872
Rank change year-on-year -100 +189 +108
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 442 599 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 346 486 365
UK median annual salary £52,750 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.26% -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £38,250 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,250 £76,875 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £53,879
% change year-on-year -4.76% -2.56% +13.43%

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 160296 168588 194039
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.36% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 126459 140088 159820
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 19 November 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 19 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 -88 401 £55,000 - 23
UK excluding London -83 247 £50,000 -4.76% 14
London -18 167 £60,000 -4.00% 9
South East +11 90 £50,000 -9.09% 6
North of England -4 67 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Midlands -4 41 £50,000 -
West Midlands -12 38 £50,000 -
North West 0 35 £51,000 -2.86% 1
Yorkshire +17 29 £48,000 -8.57% 4
East of England +15 20 £63,750 -1.92%
South West -20 15 £60,000 - 2
Wales +21 6 £43,750 -46.97%
Scotland -10 5 £50,750 -9.37%
East Midlands +23 3 £32,500 -38.10%
North East +7 3 £48,500 -4.43% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 442 (100.00%) Security Management
1 442 (100.00%) Information Security
2 269 (60.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 236 (53.39%) ISMS
4 229 (51.81%) Management Information System
5 195 (44.12%) CISSP
6 165 (37.33%) CISM
7 137 (31.00%) Finance
8 113 (25.57%) Data Protection
9 111 (25.11%) Firewall
10 103 (23.30%) Risk Management
11 101 (22.85%) ITIL
12 98 (22.17%) Risk Assessment
13 76 (17.19%) CISA
14 75 (16.97%) Penetration Testing
15 73 (16.52%) CRISC
16 72 (16.29%) GDPR
17 71 (16.06%) Degree
17 71 (16.06%) PCI DSS
18 68 (15.38%) Active Directory
19 60 (13.57%) Business Continuity
19 60 (13.57%) Project Management
20 59 (13.35%) Cybersecurity
21 58 (13.12%) Network Security
21 58 (13.12%) Windows
21 58 (13.12%) Disaster Recovery
22 57 (12.90%) Microsoft
23 52 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
24 44 (9.95%) SIEM
25 41 (9.28%) Service 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 22 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.39%) IIS
3 11 (2.49%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.36%) Apache
4 6 (1.36%) nginx
5 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.68%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.45%) Moodle
7 2 (0.45%) SAS
7 2 (0.45%) Totara
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.45%) Unica
2 1 (0.23%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.23%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (3.39%) Office 365
2 14 (3.17%) SaaS
3 10 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.26%) IaaS
4 4 (0.90%) PaaS
5 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.68%) Google Compute Engine
6 2 (0.45%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.23%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 111 (25.11%) Firewall
2 58 (13.12%) Network Security
3 19 (4.30%) Internet
3 19 (4.30%) WAN
4 18 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (3.85%) VoIP
6 10 (2.26%) SCCP
7 9 (2.04%) LAN
8 7 (1.58%) SMS
8 7 (1.58%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.36%) SAN
9 6 (1.36%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (1.36%) VLAN
9 6 (1.36%) VPN
10 5 (1.13%) DHCP
10 5 (1.13%) DNS
10 5 (1.13%) SMTP
10 5 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.90%) IPsec
12 3 (0.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.30%) MySQL
3 16 (3.62%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.49%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (2.26%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.26%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 10 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.36%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.68%) Big Data
9 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 10 (2.26%) TeamCity
1 10 (2.26%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.13%) JIRA
3 3 (0.68%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.68%) MSI
3 3 (0.68%) Selenium
3 3 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.45%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.45%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.23%) Bower
5 1 (0.23%) Grunt
5 1 (0.23%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.23%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.23%) Moq
5 1 (0.23%) NUnit
General
1 137 (31.00%) Finance
2 32 (7.24%) Legal
3 31 (7.01%) Telecoms
4 28 (6.33%) Manufacturing
5 22 (4.98%) Marketing
6 15 (3.39%) Retail
7 11 (2.49%) Electronics
8 9 (2.04%) Law
9 4 (0.90%) Banking
10 3 (0.68%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.45%) Billing
11 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 123 (27.83%) Analyst
2 104 (23.53%) Security Analyst
3 97 (21.95%) Security Manager
4 83 (18.78%) Information Analyst
5 82 (18.55%) Information Security Analyst
6 66 (14.93%) Information Security Manager
7 65 (14.71%) Information Manager
8 42 (9.50%) Consultant
9 31 (7.01%) Security Consultant
10 30 (6.79%) IT Manager
11 23 (5.20%) Security Specialist
12 20 (4.52%) Information Security Consultant
12 20 (4.52%) Information Security Specialist
12 20 (4.52%) Information Specialist
12 20 (4.52%) Security Officer
13 18 (4.07%) Architect
13 18 (4.07%) Information Security Officer
13 18 (4.07%) Technical Analyst
13 18 (4.07%) Technical Security Analyst
14 17 (3.85%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.71%) .NET
1 12 (2.71%) ASP.NET
2 4 (0.90%) LAMP
3 3 (0.68%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.68%) CSS
3 3 (0.68%) HTML
3 3 (0.68%) jQuery
3 3 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (0.68%) OpenVZ
3 3 (0.68%) Web Services
4 2 (0.45%) Ajax
5 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.23%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.23%) OAuth
5 1 (0.23%) OpenID
5 1 (0.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 229 (51.81%) Management Information System
2 39 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (8.14%) Data Protection Act
4 24 (5.43%) Computer Science
5 19 (4.30%) CESG
6 10 (2.26%) Clustering
6 10 (2.26%) FMCG
6 10 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.04%) Mobile Computing
8 8 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.81%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.81%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.36%) Smart Meter
10 5 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.13%) Smart Energy
11 4 (0.90%) BYOD
11 4 (0.90%) Cyber Attack
11 4 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.12%) Windows
2 33 (7.47%) Linux
3 26 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.49%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.36%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.90%) Unix
6 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.23%) CentOS
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (100.00%) Information Security
1 442 (100.00%) Security Management
2 236 (53.39%) ISMS
3 113 (25.57%) Data Protection
4 103 (23.30%) Risk Management
5 101 (22.85%) ITIL
6 98 (22.17%) Risk Assessment
7 75 (16.97%) Penetration Testing
8 60 (13.57%) Business Continuity
8 60 (13.57%) Project Management
9 59 (13.35%) Cybersecurity
10 58 (13.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 52 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (9.95%) SIEM
13 41 (9.28%) Service Management
14 40 (9.05%) Data Security
15 37 (8.37%) Process Improvement
15 37 (8.37%) Quality Management
15 37 (8.37%) Security Architecture
15 37 (8.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.14%) SQL
2 12 (2.71%) C#
3 10 (2.26%) Perl
3 10 (2.26%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.13%) Java
4 5 (1.13%) PHP
4 5 (1.13%) Python
5 4 (0.90%) C
5 4 (0.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.90%) VB
6 3 (0.68%) Ruby
6 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.45%) PHP 5
7 2 (0.45%) R
8 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 195 (44.12%) CISSP
2 165 (37.33%) CISM
3 76 (17.19%) CISA
4 73 (16.52%) CRISC
5 71 (16.06%) Degree
6 36 (8.14%) GIAC
7 29 (6.56%) Security Cleared
8 26 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 17 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
10 16 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (3.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 14 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (2.94%) CITP
14 12 (2.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 10 (2.26%) CEH
15 10 (2.26%) CompTIA Security+
15 10 (2.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (2.26%) MCITP
15 10 (2.26%) MCTS
15 10 (2.26%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (60.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (16.29%) GDPR
3 71 (16.06%) PCI DSS
4 35 (7.92%) ISO 9001
5 24 (5.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (5.20%) COBIT
7 18 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 18 (4.07%) SLA
8 16 (3.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 16 (3.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (2.71%) QA
10 11 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 10 (2.26%) ISO 22301
11 10 (2.26%) JSP 440
12 8 (1.81%) ISO 14001
12 8 (1.81%) ISO 31000
13 6 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (1.13%) Data Quality
14 5 (1.13%) RMADS
15 4 (0.90%) BS25999
System Software
1 68 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.58%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.68%) Docker
6 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (4.07%) SCCM
2 11 (2.49%) SCOM
3 6 (1.36%) Ansible
3 6 (1.36%) Puppet
4 5 (1.13%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.23%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.23%) Nessus
8 1 (0.23%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 57 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.30%) Cisco
3 12 (2.71%) SAP
3 12 (2.71%) VMware
4 11 (2.49%) Citrix
5 10 (2.26%) Oracle
6 9 (2.04%) Juniper
7 8 (1.81%) CheckPoint
7 8 (1.81%) Fortinet
8 6 (1.36%) Google
8 6 (1.36%) Veeam
9 5 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.13%) Symantec
10 4 (0.90%) Darktrace
10 4 (0.90%) LogRhythm
10 4 (0.90%) Palo Alto
11 3 (0.68%) BMC
11 3 (0.68%) NEC
11 3 (0.68%) Sage
11 3 (0.68%) SaltStack