Period
to 20 January 2019

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 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 668 779 696
Rank change year-on-year +111 -83 +109
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 487 410 540
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 314 317 449
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -4.35%
10th Percentile £33,318 £38,450 £39,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £78,950 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.00% -4.76% -2.56%

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 137,145 158,927 161,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.80% 91.34%
Number of salaries quoted 108,107 127,841 133,725
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,735
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 20 January 2019.

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 2019. 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 +116 452 £60,000 +9.09% 48
UK excluding London +112 300 £53,000 +6.00% 25
London +72 171 £62,500 +4.17% 26
South East +48 111 £55,000 +4.76% 4
North of England +54 85 £52,500 +5.00% 7
North West +57 51 £60,000 +15.38% 3
East of England +50 33 £65,000 +20.93% 5
Midlands +16 29 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +16 26 £46,500 -7.92% 4
West Midlands +33 22 £42,500 -10.53% 2
South West +22 21 £60,000 - 4
Scotland +15 11 £37,750 -25.62% 3
North East +17 8 £40,000 -17.53%
Northern Ireland - 6 £45,000 -
East Midlands +15 5 £66,000 +32.00%
Wales +13 4 £44,500 +11.18%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 487 (100.00%) Information Security
2 484 (99.38%) Security Management
3 330 (67.76%) Management Information System
4 296 (60.78%) ISMS
5 269 (55.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 163 (33.47%) CISSP
7 154 (31.62%) Data Protection
8 150 (30.80%) Risk Management
9 135 (27.72%) Windows
10 131 (26.90%) ITIL
11 129 (26.49%) Cybersecurity
12 128 (26.28%) CISM
13 116 (23.82%) GDPR
14 98 (20.12%) PCI DSS
15 96 (19.71%) Finance
16 95 (19.51%) Legal
17 87 (17.86%) Incident Management
18 80 (16.43%) CISA
19 70 (14.37%) Degree
20 66 (13.55%) Network Security
21 62 (12.73%) Law
21 62 (12.73%) SLA
22 57 (11.70%) Business Continuity
23 55 (11.29%) Security Operations
24 50 (10.27%) Sony
24 50 (10.27%) Service Management
25 49 (10.06%) Active Directory
25 49 (10.06%) CISMP
25 49 (10.06%) Internal Audit
25 49 (10.06%) Windows 7

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 (1.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.82%) IBM Notes
2 4 (0.82%) IIS
3 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) Confluence
4 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.60%) Office 365
2 35 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.64%) SaaS
5 3 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) IaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.55%) Network Security
2 44 (9.03%) Firewall
3 18 (3.70%) Internet
4 13 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (2.05%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.64%) DNS
6 8 (1.64%) SAN
7 7 (1.44%) Intranet
8 6 (1.23%) DHCP
8 6 (1.23%) SSL
9 5 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.03%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (1.03%) DKIM
9 5 (1.03%) DMARC
9 5 (1.03%) VPN
10 4 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.62%) Broadband
12 2 (0.41%) VoIP
12 2 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.44%) Data Lake
2 7 (1.44%) Geospatial Data
2 7 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.82%) Big Data
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.41%) GIS
5 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (1.85%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.03%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 96 (19.71%) Finance
2 95 (19.51%) Legal
3 62 (12.73%) Law
4 20 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.49%) Back Office
6 10 (2.05%) Retail
7 8 (1.64%) Marketing
8 6 (1.23%) Banking
8 6 (1.23%) Electronics
8 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.03%) Billing
10 4 (0.82%) Front Office
10 4 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.62%) Publishing
12 2 (0.41%) Local Government
12 2 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.41%) Military
13 1 (0.21%) Games
13 1 (0.21%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 156 (32.03%) Security Manager
2 144 (29.57%) Analyst
3 123 (25.26%) Information Manager
3 123 (25.26%) Information Security Manager
4 67 (13.76%) Security Analyst
5 49 (10.06%) Service Analyst
5 49 (10.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 45 (9.24%) Information Analyst
7 44 (9.03%) Information Security Analyst
8 30 (6.16%) Compliance Manager
9 27 (5.54%) Security Officer
10 24 (4.93%) Support Analyst
11 22 (4.52%) Head of Security
11 22 (4.52%) Risk Manager
12 21 (4.31%) Security Compliance Manager
13 19 (3.90%) Desktop Support
14 17 (3.49%) Consultant
14 17 (3.49%) Deskside Support
15 14 (2.87%) Information Security Officer
15 14 (2.87%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.67%) .NET
2 8 (1.64%) REST
3 7 (1.44%) JSON
3 7 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (1.44%) Spring
3 7 (1.44%) Web Services
3 7 (1.44%) XML
3 7 (1.44%) XSLT
4 5 (1.03%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (1.03%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.41%) Kafka
6 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.21%) CSS
6 1 (0.21%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.21%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.21%) LESS
6 1 (0.21%) React
6 1 (0.21%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 330 (67.76%) Management Information System
2 38 (7.80%) CESG
2 38 (7.80%) Data Protection Act
3 31 (6.37%) Security Operations Centre
4 21 (4.31%) Cyberthreat
5 20 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (2.87%) iPhone
7 14 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.67%) Cyberattack
8 13 (2.67%) User Experience
9 11 (2.26%) PKI
10 10 (2.05%) Client/Server
10 10 (2.05%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.03%) BYOD
11 5 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.03%) Smart Meter
12 4 (0.82%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.82%) Data Centre
12 4 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 135 (27.72%) Windows
2 49 (10.06%) Windows 7
3 33 (6.78%) Linux
4 31 (6.37%) Windows 10
5 23 (4.72%) Android
6 14 (2.87%) Windows Server
7 11 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 11 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.44%) Unix
8 7 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.82%) CentOS
9 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (100.00%) Information Security
2 484 (99.38%) Security Management
3 296 (60.78%) ISMS
4 154 (31.62%) Data Protection
5 150 (30.80%) Risk Management
6 131 (26.90%) ITIL
7 129 (26.49%) Cybersecurity
8 87 (17.86%) Incident Management
9 57 (11.70%) Business Continuity
10 55 (11.29%) Security Operations
11 50 (10.27%) Service Management
12 49 (10.06%) Internal Audit
13 46 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
13 46 (9.45%) Vulnerability Management
14 41 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 41 (8.42%) SIEM
15 39 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (8.01%) Mentoring
16 38 (7.80%) Information Security Governance
16 38 (7.80%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.49%) SQL
2 9 (1.85%) C#
3 8 (1.64%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.44%) C
5 6 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.03%) Python
7 1 (0.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 163 (33.47%) CISSP
2 128 (26.28%) CISM
3 80 (16.43%) CISA
4 70 (14.37%) Degree
5 49 (10.06%) CISMP
6 33 (6.78%) Security Cleared
7 30 (6.16%) SSCP
8 27 (5.54%) CREST Certified
8 27 (5.54%) SC Cleared
9 25 (5.13%) CRISC
10 17 (3.49%) ISACA
11 16 (3.29%) CCNA
11 16 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (3.29%) CompTIA Security+
12 15 (3.08%) SANS
13 12 (2.46%) GIAC
13 12 (2.46%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 12 (2.46%) MCSA
13 12 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (2.05%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (55.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 116 (23.82%) GDPR
3 98 (20.12%) PCI DSS
4 62 (12.73%) SLA
5 37 (7.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 36 (7.39%) COBIT
7 25 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 16 (3.29%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 13 (2.67%) QA
10 8 (1.64%) ISO 9001
11 6 (1.23%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (1.03%) NIST 800
13 4 (0.82%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.82%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.82%) RMADS
14 3 (0.62%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 2 (0.41%) GCP
15 2 (0.41%) ISO 14001
15 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.46%) Hyper-V
3 9 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.03%) KVM
5 2 (0.41%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (1.44%) QRadar
2 6 (1.23%) SCCM
2 6 (1.23%) SCOM
3 5 (1.03%) Nessus
3 5 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 5 (1.03%) OpenVAS
4 3 (0.62%) AirWatch
4 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.21%) SCSM
5 1 (0.21%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 50 (10.27%) Sony
2 47 (9.65%) Microsoft
3 28 (5.75%) Cisco
4 20 (4.11%) Citrix
5 15 (3.08%) Oracle
6 14 (2.87%) Qualys
7 13 (2.67%) iManage
7 13 (2.67%) VMware
8 11 (2.26%) Palo Alto
9 10 (2.05%) Google
10 7 (1.44%) Splunk
10 7 (1.44%) Symantec
11 6 (1.23%) SAP
12 5 (1.03%) Rapid7
12 5 (1.03%) Tripwire
13 4 (0.82%) Bloomberg
13 4 (0.82%) Fortinet
13 4 (0.82%) Juniper
13 4 (0.82%) Lotus
13 4 (0.82%) Reuters