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

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 798 787 729
Rank change year-on-year -11 -58 +194
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 393 406 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 317 324 511
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.33% -10.42% +9.09%
10th Percentile £38,150 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £85,100 £77,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +10.00%

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 160,685 153,962 184,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.83% 90.48% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 130,206 126,729 153,106
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 25 April 2018.

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 25 April 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 -12 366 £55,000 +4.76% 39
UK excluding London -4 251 £50,000 - 32
London -22 134 £63,500 +15.45% 11
North of England +17 88 £49,250 -1.50% 6
South East +25 83 £56,500 +25.56% 7
Yorkshire +38 51 £50,000 - 1
North West -23 32 £50,000 - 5
East of England -46 27 £50,000 +16.28% 5
Midlands -16 26 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Midlands -13 16 £52,000 +15.56% 5
Scotland -24 12 £67,000 +0.75% 1
East Midlands -1 10 £50,000 +11.11% 1
South West -31 8 £48,500 -25.38% 4
Wales +2 5 £42,500 +9.68% 2
North East - 5 £48,500 -
Northern Ireland +2 2 - -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 393 (100.00%) Information Security
2 391 (99.49%) Security Management
3 296 (75.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 234 (59.54%) ISMS
5 225 (57.25%) Management Information System
6 194 (49.36%) CISSP
7 170 (43.26%) CISM
8 146 (37.15%) Risk Management
9 120 (30.53%) Finance
10 111 (28.24%) Data Protection
11 95 (24.17%) GDPR
12 90 (22.90%) Cybersecurity
13 89 (22.65%) CISA
14 76 (19.34%) PCI DSS
15 72 (18.32%) Risk Assessment
16 70 (17.81%) ITIL
17 69 (17.56%) Legal
18 53 (13.49%) Continuous Improvement
19 50 (12.72%) Firewall
19 50 (12.72%) CRISC
20 47 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
21 46 (11.70%) Cyber Essentials
22 45 (11.45%) COBIT
23 43 (10.94%) Degree
24 42 (10.69%) Security Architecture
25 40 (10.18%) IT Audit
26 38 (9.67%) Penetration Testing
27 36 (9.16%) Network Security
28 35 (8.91%) Information Assurance
28 35 (8.91%) Security Operations

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 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.25%) Documentum
3 1 (0.25%) FileNet
Applications
1 11 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.34%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.53%) SaaS
4 5 (1.27%) Office 365
5 4 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 50 (12.72%) Firewall
2 36 (9.16%) Network Security
3 14 (3.56%) Internet
4 6 (1.53%) SMS
5 5 (1.27%) DHCP
5 5 (1.27%) DNS
5 5 (1.27%) HTTP
6 4 (1.02%) IPv6
6 4 (1.02%) LAN
7 3 (0.76%) SAN
7 3 (0.76%) VPN
8 2 (0.51%) Intranet
8 2 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.51%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.51%) WAN
9 1 (0.25%) IPsec
9 1 (0.25%) PBX
9 1 (0.25%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.25%) VoIP
9 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.51%) Big Data
3 1 (0.25%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.02%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.02%) Subversion
2 2 (0.51%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.25%) Bower
3 1 (0.25%) Grunt
3 1 (0.25%) gulp
3 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.25%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.25%) Moq
3 1 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 120 (30.53%) Finance
2 69 (17.56%) Legal
3 28 (7.12%) Retail
4 17 (4.33%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.82%) Marketing
6 11 (2.80%) Banking
7 8 (2.04%) Law
7 8 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.27%) Games
8 5 (1.27%) Publishing
9 3 (0.76%) Local Government
10 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.51%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 114 (29.01%) Security Manager
2 92 (23.41%) Information Manager
3 91 (23.16%) Information Security Manager
4 85 (21.63%) Analyst
5 74 (18.83%) Security Analyst
6 52 (13.23%) Information Analyst
7 49 (12.47%) Consultant
7 49 (12.47%) Information Security Analyst
8 40 (10.18%) Security Officer
9 36 (9.16%) Information Security Officer
9 36 (9.16%) Security Consultant
10 33 (8.40%) Information Officer
11 32 (8.14%) Risk Manager
12 27 (6.87%) Information Risk Manager
12 27 (6.87%) Information Security Consultant
13 25 (6.36%) Head of Security
14 22 (5.60%) Information Security Risk Manager
15 15 (3.82%) IT Manager
16 14 (3.56%) Compliance Manager
16 14 (3.56%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.27%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.02%) Node.js
3 1 (0.25%) .NET
3 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.25%) CGI
3 1 (0.25%) CSS
3 1 (0.25%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.25%) HTML
3 1 (0.25%) jQuery
3 1 (0.25%) OAuth
3 1 (0.25%) OpenID
3 1 (0.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 225 (57.25%) Management Information System
2 30 (7.63%) Data Protection Act
3 27 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (4.83%) Mobile Computing
6 16 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 16 (4.07%) Security Operations Centre
7 14 (3.56%) CESG
8 12 (3.05%) Smart Energy
9 11 (2.80%) Smart Meter
10 8 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
11 7 (1.78%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.78%) NHS
12 6 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (1.53%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.27%) Cyberattack
14 4 (1.02%) Client/Server
15 3 (0.76%) BYOD
15 3 (0.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (3.82%) Windows
2 7 (1.78%) Linux
3 5 (1.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.51%) AIX
4 2 (0.51%) CentOS
4 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.51%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (100.00%) Information Security
2 391 (99.49%) Security Management
3 234 (59.54%) ISMS
4 146 (37.15%) Risk Management
5 111 (28.24%) Data Protection
6 90 (22.90%) Cybersecurity
7 72 (18.32%) Risk Assessment
8 70 (17.81%) ITIL
9 53 (13.49%) Continuous Improvement
10 47 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (10.69%) Security Architecture
12 40 (10.18%) IT Audit
13 38 (9.67%) Penetration Testing
14 35 (8.91%) Information Assurance
14 35 (8.91%) Security Operations
14 35 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (8.14%) Information Governance
16 30 (7.63%) Business Continuity
17 29 (7.38%) Internal Audit
17 29 (7.38%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (1.53%) C
2 2 (0.51%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.25%) C#
3 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.25%) SQL
3 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 194 (49.36%) CISSP
2 170 (43.26%) CISM
3 89 (22.65%) CISA
4 50 (12.72%) CRISC
5 43 (10.94%) Degree
6 25 (6.36%) GIAC
7 22 (5.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 19 (4.83%) CESG Certified Professional
9 14 (3.56%) CGEIT
10 13 (3.31%) CISMP
11 12 (3.05%) PCI QSA
12 11 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (2.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 10 (2.54%) SANS
14 9 (2.29%) Security Cleared
15 8 (2.04%) GCIH
16 7 (1.78%) CEH
16 7 (1.78%) CompTIA Security+
17 6 (1.53%) DBS Check
17 6 (1.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 296 (75.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 95 (24.17%) GDPR
3 76 (19.34%) PCI DSS
4 46 (11.70%) Cyber Essentials
5 45 (11.45%) COBIT
6 27 (6.87%) ISO 9001
7 25 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 17 (4.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 16 (4.07%) ISO 22301
10 15 (3.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 12 (3.05%) ISO 31000
12 11 (2.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 10 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (1.78%) Government Security Classifications
14 7 (1.78%) SLA
15 4 (1.02%) GCP
15 4 (1.02%) HIPAA
16 3 (0.76%) Actionable Recommendations
16 3 (0.76%) COSO
16 3 (0.76%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 15 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.76%) BitLocker
2 3 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.76%) vSphere
3 1 (0.25%) Firmware
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (2.29%) Nessus
2 4 (1.02%) OpenVAS
2 4 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.76%) Nagios
4 2 (0.51%) Ansible
4 2 (0.51%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.25%) Core Impact
5 1 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.25%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.25%) PowerBroker
5 1 (0.25%) QRadar
5 1 (0.25%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 27 (6.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (2.80%) Cisco
3 8 (2.04%) Reuters
4 7 (1.78%) CheckPoint
5 6 (1.53%) VMware
5 6 (1.53%) Zscaler
6 5 (1.27%) CyberArk
6 5 (1.27%) LogRhythm
6 5 (1.27%) SolarWinds
7 4 (1.02%) AlienVault
7 4 (1.02%) Bomgar
7 4 (1.02%) Informatica
7 4 (1.02%) Nuix
7 4 (1.02%) Qualys
7 4 (1.02%) Splunk
8 3 (0.76%) CA
8 3 (0.76%) Capita
8 3 (0.76%) Sophos
9 2 (0.51%) McAfee
9 2 (0.51%) Symantec