Period
to 12 June 2021

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 12 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 709 572 659
Rank change year-on-year -137 +87 +215
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 236 326 504
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.42% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 197 191 277
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £39,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £49,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,516 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.91% - -

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 93,157 77,966 132,717
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.10% 92.34% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65,671 62,581 105,227
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

Information Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Information Security Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security Management.

Salary trend for Information Security Management in the UK

Information Security Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security Management over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

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 12 June 2021. 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 -110 210 £57,500 -4.17% 31
UK excluding London -133 132 £54,500 -0.91% 29
London -29 85 £67,500 +3.85% 10
Work from Home -160 47 £55,000 -38.89% 4
Midlands -53 40 £70,000 +21.74% 4
North of England -22 27 £55,000 +2.42% 5
South East -56 27 £55,000 -8.33% 6
East Midlands -3 24 £85,000 +88.89% 1
East of England -20 16 £43,000 -18.87% 3
West Midlands -65 16 £54,500 -5.22% 3
South West -78 11 £45,000 -21.74% 3
North West -18 10 £53,750 +3.66% 1
Yorkshire -34 10 £56,250 +2.27% 2
Wales -1 7 £45,000 -14.29% 2
North East -3 7 £35,000 -46.15% 2
Scotland -45 4 £60,000 +6.67% 6

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Security Management
1 236 (100.00%) Information Security
2 193 (81.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 165 (69.92%) ISMS
4 92 (38.98%) Management Information System
5 68 (28.81%) Cybersecurity
6 59 (25.00%) Social Skills
7 58 (24.58%) GDPR
8 56 (23.73%) Risk Management
8 56 (23.73%) Data Protection
9 55 (23.31%) CISSP
10 52 (22.03%) NIST
11 51 (21.61%) AWS
12 47 (19.92%) Cyber Essentials
13 44 (18.64%) Retail
13 44 (18.64%) CISM
14 38 (16.10%) Finance
15 35 (14.83%) ITIL
16 32 (13.56%) E-Commerce
16 32 (13.56%) Infrastructure as Code
17 31 (13.14%) Legal
18 30 (12.71%) Business Continuity
19 28 (11.86%) Vulnerability Management
19 28 (11.86%) GRC
20 26 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
20 26 (11.02%) Degree
20 26 (11.02%) PCI DSS
21 24 (10.17%) Linux
22 23 (9.75%) Windows
22 23 (9.75%) Network Security

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 3 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.42%) IIS
2 1 (0.42%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (21.61%) AWS
2 21 (8.90%) Azure
3 6 (2.54%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (2.54%) SaaS
4 5 (2.12%) Fivetran
4 5 (2.12%) Google Sheets
4 5 (2.12%) Snowflake
5 3 (1.27%) PaaS
5 3 (1.27%) Serverless
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon Cognito
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.85%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.85%) GitHub
6 2 (0.85%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.85%) Route 53
7 1 (0.42%) GCP
7 1 (0.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.75%) Network Security
2 17 (7.20%) Firewall
3 12 (5.08%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.81%) FTP
5 7 (2.97%) SSL
5 7 (2.97%) VPN
6 5 (2.12%) LAN
7 4 (1.69%) DHCP
7 4 (1.69%) DNS
7 4 (1.69%) HTTP
7 4 (1.69%) SMTP
7 4 (1.69%) SSH
8 3 (1.27%) WAN
8 3 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.12%) Looker
2 2 (0.85%) Power BI
2 2 (0.85%) Sisense
2 2 (0.85%) Snowflake Schema
2 2 (0.85%) Tableau
3 1 (0.42%) GIS
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) GitLab
2 1 (0.42%) Ant
2 1 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 59 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 44 (18.64%) Retail
3 38 (16.10%) Finance
4 31 (13.14%) Legal
5 20 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (8.05%) Banking
6 19 (8.05%) Public Sector
7 14 (5.93%) Influencing Skills
8 9 (3.81%) Marketing
8 9 (3.81%) Telecoms
9 7 (2.97%) Electronics
9 7 (2.97%) Manufacturing
10 5 (2.12%) Law
10 5 (2.12%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.69%) German Language
12 3 (1.27%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.42%) Documentation Skills
14 1 (0.42%) Environmental Health
14 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (19.49%) Security Manager
2 43 (18.22%) Security Engineer
3 36 (15.25%) Analyst
4 32 (13.56%) Security Officer
5 31 (13.14%) Information Manager
5 31 (13.14%) Information Security Manager
5 31 (13.14%) Security Analyst
6 29 (12.29%) Information Officer
6 29 (12.29%) Information Security Officer
7 23 (9.75%) Consultant
7 23 (9.75%) Information Analyst
7 23 (9.75%) Information Security Analyst
8 21 (8.90%) Security Consultant
9 17 (7.20%) Applications Engineer
9 17 (7.20%) Information Security Consultant
10 16 (6.78%) IT Engineer
10 16 (6.78%) IT Security Engineer
11 15 (6.36%) IT Manager
12 14 (5.93%) DevSecOps Engineer
12 14 (5.93%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.12%) PySpark
2 4 (1.69%) Middleware
3 3 (1.27%) REST
3 3 (1.27%) SOAP
4 2 (0.85%) WF
5 1 (0.42%) HTML
5 1 (0.42%) LDAP
5 1 (0.42%) OAuth
5 1 (0.42%) SAML
5 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 92 (38.98%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.36%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (4.66%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (1.69%) Cybercrime
6 3 (1.27%) Life Science
7 2 (0.85%) ASTM
7 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.42%) CCTV
8 1 (0.42%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.42%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.42%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.42%) User Experience
8 1 (0.42%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.17%) Linux
2 23 (9.75%) Windows
3 5 (2.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.85%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.85%) Solaris
5 1 (0.42%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (100.00%) Information Security
1 236 (100.00%) Security Management
2 165 (69.92%) ISMS
3 68 (28.81%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (23.73%) Data Protection
4 56 (23.73%) Risk Management
5 35 (14.83%) ITIL
6 32 (13.56%) E-Commerce
6 32 (13.56%) Infrastructure as Code
7 30 (12.71%) Business Continuity
8 28 (11.86%) Vulnerability Management
9 26 (11.02%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (9.75%) Internal Audit
11 22 (9.32%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (9.32%) Security Architecture
12 21 (8.90%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (8.90%) Security Operations
12 21 (8.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 20 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (7.63%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.90%) Python
2 14 (5.93%) Java
3 9 (3.81%) SQL
4 3 (1.27%) LookML
4 3 (1.27%) R
5 2 (0.85%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (23.31%) CISSP
2 44 (18.64%) CISM
3 26 (11.02%) Degree
4 19 (8.05%) CISA
5 14 (5.93%) CRISC
6 9 (3.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 8 (3.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 7 (2.97%) PCI QSA
8 7 (2.97%) Security Cleared
9 6 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.12%) ISACA
11 4 (1.69%) CEH
11 4 (1.69%) GIAC
12 3 (1.27%) CCNA
12 3 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.27%) CISMP
12 3 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (1.27%) DBS Check
12 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (81.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (24.58%) GDPR
3 52 (22.03%) NIST
4 47 (19.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 28 (11.86%) GRC
6 26 (11.02%) PCI DSS
7 19 (8.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 18 (7.63%) NCSC
9 17 (7.20%) COBIT
10 15 (6.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 15 (6.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 10 (4.24%) NIST 800
12 7 (2.97%) SLA
13 6 (2.54%) ISO 9001
14 4 (1.69%) QA
14 4 (1.69%) Solvency II
15 3 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 3 (1.27%) ISO 22301
16 2 (0.85%) IASME
16 2 (0.85%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 2 (0.85%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.85%) Docker
1 2 (0.85%) Sendmail
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (5.93%) Ansible
1 14 (5.93%) Terraform
2 7 (2.97%) Nessus
3 2 (0.85%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 2 (0.85%) Nagios
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 17 (7.20%) Microsoft
2 7 (2.97%) OneTrust
2 7 (2.97%) SAP
3 6 (2.54%) Google
4 5 (2.12%) Databricks
5 4 (1.69%) Palo Alto
5 4 (1.69%) Qualys
6 3 (1.27%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (1.27%) Cisco
6 3 (1.27%) Juniper
6 3 (1.27%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle
8 1 (0.42%) Cylance
8 1 (0.42%) FireEye
8 1 (0.42%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.42%) VMware