Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 765 683 794
Rank change year-on-year -82 +111 +124
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 410 540 528
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 317 449 443
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £38,450 £39,500 £36,900
90th Percentile £78,950 £76,250 £85,000
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 155,536 158,519 185,447
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.84% 89.54% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,908 131,030 153,743
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -73 390 £55,000 +1.85% 53
UK excluding London -77 242 £50,000 -4.76% 35
London -20 159 £60,000 +9.09% 21
South East +15 99 £52,500 - 15
North of England +1 70 £50,000 -4.76% 8
Yorkshire +17 41 £50,500 -3.81% 5
Midlands -7 32 £50,000 - 4
North West -17 24 £52,000 -0.95% 3
West Midlands -9 22 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East of England -6 15 £53,750 -17.31% 2
South West -31 14 £60,000 - 3
East Midlands +25 10 £50,000 - 1
Scotland -38 6 £50,750 +16.67% 3
North East -14 5 £48,500 -19.17%
Wales +17 3 £40,025 -51.48%
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 410 (100.00%) Security Management
1 410 (100.00%) Information Security
2 280 (68.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 236 (57.56%) Management Information System
4 234 (57.07%) ISMS
5 194 (47.32%) CISSP
6 163 (39.76%) CISM
7 122 (29.76%) Finance
8 121 (29.51%) Risk Management
9 115 (28.05%) Data Protection
10 97 (23.66%) Risk Assessment
11 94 (22.93%) Firewall
12 91 (22.20%) GDPR
13 81 (19.76%) CRISC
14 78 (19.02%) CISA
15 76 (18.54%) ITIL
16 70 (17.07%) Penetration Testing
16 70 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
17 69 (16.83%) PCI DSS
18 60 (14.63%) Network Security
19 57 (13.90%) Legal
20 55 (13.41%) Degree
21 50 (12.20%) Business Continuity
22 49 (11.95%) Active Directory
23 46 (11.22%) Process Improvement
24 45 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
25 44 (10.73%) Project Management
25 44 (10.73%) Data Security
26 43 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
27 42 (10.24%) GIAC

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 15 (3.66%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.71%) IIS
3 2 (0.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (4.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.22%) Office 365
4 4 (0.98%) IaaS
5 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) npm
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (22.93%) Firewall
2 60 (14.63%) Network Security
3 8 (1.95%) Internet
3 8 (1.95%) SMS
3 8 (1.95%) WAN
4 7 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (1.46%) LAN
5 6 (1.46%) SAN
6 5 (1.22%) VoIP
7 4 (0.98%) VLAN
7 4 (0.98%) VPN
8 3 (0.73%) DHCP
8 3 (0.73%) HTTP
8 3 (0.73%) SCCP
8 3 (0.73%) SSH
9 2 (0.49%) DNS
9 2 (0.49%) FTP
9 2 (0.49%) SNMP
9 2 (0.49%) SSL
9 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.95%) MySQL
2 8 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (1.22%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (0.98%) Data Mining
4 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (0.98%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (0.98%) TeamCity
1 4 (0.98%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.49%) JIRA
2 2 (0.49%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.24%) Bower
3 1 (0.24%) Grunt
3 1 (0.24%) gulp
3 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.24%) Moq
3 1 (0.24%) NUnit
3 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 122 (29.76%) Finance
2 57 (13.90%) Legal
3 25 (6.10%) Retail
4 24 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 21 (5.12%) Manufacturing
6 20 (4.88%) Marketing
7 11 (2.68%) Banking
8 9 (2.20%) Law
9 8 (1.95%) Electronics
10 5 (1.22%) Games
11 2 (0.49%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 120 (29.27%) Analyst
2 114 (27.80%) Security Manager
3 105 (25.61%) Security Analyst
4 89 (21.71%) Information Security Manager
5 86 (20.98%) Information Manager
6 80 (19.51%) Information Analyst
7 79 (19.27%) Information Security Analyst
8 54 (13.17%) Consultant
9 40 (9.76%) Security Consultant
10 26 (6.34%) Risk Manager
10 26 (6.34%) Security Officer
11 25 (6.10%) Information Security Officer
11 25 (6.10%) IT Manager
12 24 (5.85%) Information Security Consultant
13 23 (5.61%) Information Officer
14 20 (4.88%) Information Risk Manager
14 20 (4.88%) Information Security Risk Manager
15 17 (4.15%) Compliance Manager
15 17 (4.15%) IT Analyst
15 17 (4.15%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.22%) .NET
1 5 (1.22%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.73%) Web Services
3 2 (0.49%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.24%) CGI
4 1 (0.24%) CSS
4 1 (0.24%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.24%) HTML
4 1 (0.24%) jQuery
4 1 (0.24%) OAuth
4 1 (0.24%) OpenID
4 1 (0.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 236 (57.56%) Management Information System
2 38 (9.27%) Data Protection Act
3 32 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 18 (4.39%) Mobile Computing
6 17 (4.15%) CESG
7 14 (3.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 6 (1.46%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.46%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.22%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.98%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.98%) NHS
10 4 (0.98%) Smart Energy
10 4 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.73%) Clustering
11 3 (0.73%) Cyberattack
11 3 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (0.73%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.29%) Windows
2 21 (5.12%) Linux
3 11 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.24%) CentOS
6 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.24%) Unix
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 410 (100.00%) Information Security
1 410 (100.00%) Security Management
2 234 (57.07%) ISMS
3 121 (29.51%) Risk Management
4 115 (28.05%) Data Protection
5 97 (23.66%) Risk Assessment
6 76 (18.54%) ITIL
7 70 (17.07%) Cybersecurity
7 70 (17.07%) Penetration Testing
8 50 (12.20%) Business Continuity
9 46 (11.22%) Process Improvement
10 45 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (10.73%) Data Security
11 44 (10.73%) Project Management
12 43 (10.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 42 (10.24%) IT Governance
14 39 (9.51%) Risk Analysis
14 39 (9.51%) SIEM
15 35 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (8.29%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.90%) SQL
2 7 (1.71%) C
3 5 (1.22%) C#
4 4 (0.98%) Perl
4 4 (0.98%) PowerShell
4 4 (0.98%) VB
5 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 194 (47.32%) CISSP
2 163 (39.76%) CISM
3 81 (19.76%) CRISC
4 78 (19.02%) CISA
5 55 (13.41%) Degree
6 42 (10.24%) GIAC
7 17 (4.15%) CESG Certified Professional
8 16 (3.90%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.41%) SC Cleared
10 12 (2.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 11 (2.68%) CISMP
12 10 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (2.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
13 9 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (1.95%) CGEIT
14 8 (1.95%) PCI QSA
15 7 (1.71%) SANS
16 6 (1.46%) DBS Check
16 6 (1.46%) DV Cleared
17 5 (1.22%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 280 (68.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (22.20%) GDPR
3 69 (16.83%) PCI DSS
4 33 (8.05%) COBIT
5 28 (6.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 25 (6.10%) ISO 9001
7 20 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 19 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (3.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 13 (3.17%) ISO 22301
11 12 (2.93%) ISO 31000
12 11 (2.68%) SLA
13 9 (2.20%) JSP 440
14 8 (1.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (1.46%) Government Security Classifications
15 6 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 5 (1.22%) HIPAA
16 5 (1.22%) RMADS
17 3 (0.73%) BS25999
17 3 (0.73%) COSO
System Software
1 49 (11.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.22%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.73%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.24%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.22%) Backup Exec
1 5 (1.22%) SCCM
2 3 (0.73%) Nessus
2 3 (0.73%) SCOM
3 2 (0.49%) CSIRT
3 2 (0.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.24%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.24%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.24%) OpenVAS
4 1 (0.24%) PowerBroker
4 1 (0.24%) QRadar
4 1 (0.24%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 31 (7.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (2.20%) VMware
3 8 (1.95%) SAP
4 7 (1.71%) Cisco
5 6 (1.46%) CheckPoint
5 6 (1.46%) Oracle
5 6 (1.46%) Reuters
6 5 (1.22%) Palo Alto
7 4 (0.98%) Fortinet
7 4 (0.98%) Juniper
7 4 (0.98%) Veeam
8 3 (0.73%) Citrix
8 3 (0.73%) CyberArk
8 3 (0.73%) Google
8 3 (0.73%) McAfee
9 2 (0.49%) FireEye
9 2 (0.49%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.49%) Nuix
9 2 (0.49%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.49%) Sophos