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

Information Security Management
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 773 743 892
Rank change year-on-year -30 +149 +75
Permanent jobs citing Information Security Management 422 536 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.28% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.31% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 328 426 359
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +19.79%
10th Percentile £36,600 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £76,800 £79,375 £81,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%

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 157069 170641 194298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.96% 89.19% 88.57%
Number of salaries quoted 123633 141993 159740
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.76% - +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 October 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 October 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 -72 382 £55,000 - 30
UK excluding London -49 236 £50,000 -4.76% 18
London +23 159 £60,000 -7.69% 12
South East -6 81 £47,500 -13.64% 8
North of England 0 60 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Midlands +11 39 £50,000 - 4
West Midlands -5 36 £50,000 - 4
North West -2 30 £51,000 +27.50% 2
Yorkshire +26 29 £45,500 -13.33% 1
East of England +12 23 £55,000 +24.05%
South West -21 19 £60,000 - 3
Scotland -11 6 £51,500 -14.17%
Wales +22 5 £42,500 -48.48%
East Midlands +25 3 £32,500 -38.10%
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -
North East +10 1 £39,000 -23.15%

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 422 (100.00%) Security Management
1 422 (100.00%) Information Security
2 253 (59.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 222 (52.61%) ISMS
4 205 (48.58%) Management Information System
5 174 (41.23%) CISSP
6 150 (35.55%) CISM
7 132 (31.28%) Finance
8 104 (24.64%) Data Protection
9 99 (23.46%) Risk Management
10 97 (22.99%) ITIL
11 96 (22.75%) Firewall
12 83 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
13 80 (18.96%) PCI DSS
14 78 (18.48%) CISA
15 74 (17.54%) GDPR
16 73 (17.30%) Degree
17 65 (15.40%) Windows
17 65 (15.40%) Project Management
18 64 (15.17%) Microsoft
18 64 (15.17%) Active Directory
18 64 (15.17%) Penetration Testing
19 61 (14.45%) CRISC
20 58 (13.74%) Disaster Recovery
20 58 (13.74%) Business Continuity
21 56 (13.27%) Cybersecurity
22 55 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
23 47 (11.14%) Service Management
23 47 (11.14%) Network Security
24 41 (9.72%) Security Architecture

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 21 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.50%) IIS
3 17 (4.03%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.42%) Apache
4 6 (1.42%) nginx
5 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.71%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.47%) Moodle
7 2 (0.47%) SAS
7 2 (0.47%) Totara
8 1 (0.24%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.24%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (4.50%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.47%) Unica
2 1 (0.24%) Sage CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.24%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.03%) SaaS
2 15 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.55%) Office 365
3 13 (3.08%) IaaS
4 11 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.95%) PaaS
6 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.71%) Google Compute Engine
7 2 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 96 (22.75%) Firewall
2 47 (11.14%) Network Security
3 21 (4.98%) WAN
4 18 (4.27%) Internet
5 17 (4.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (4.03%) VoIP
6 11 (2.61%) LAN
7 10 (2.37%) SCCP
8 8 (1.90%) SAN
9 7 (1.66%) Cisco IPT
9 7 (1.66%) IP Telephony
9 7 (1.66%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.42%) Software-Defined Networking
10 6 (1.42%) VLAN
10 6 (1.42%) VPN
11 5 (1.18%) DHCP
11 5 (1.18%) DNS
11 5 (1.18%) SMTP
11 5 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.95%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.69%) MySQL
3 20 (4.74%) MongoDB
4 19 (4.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (3.55%) Hadoop
8 14 (3.32%) NoSQL
8 14 (3.32%) RDBMS
8 14 (3.32%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.32%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.18%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.71%) Big Data
10 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (3.32%) Octopus Deploy
1 14 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (3.32%) TeamCity
1 14 (3.32%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.42%) JIRA
3 5 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.95%) HP UFT
4 4 (0.95%) Selenium
5 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.71%) MSI
5 3 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.47%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.47%) TestComplete
6 2 (0.47%) TestRail
6 2 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 132 (31.28%) Finance
2 35 (8.29%) Telecoms
3 27 (6.40%) Manufacturing
4 21 (4.98%) Legal
5 14 (3.32%) Marketing
6 11 (2.61%) Electronics
7 9 (2.13%) Law
8 5 (1.18%) Banking
9 4 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.95%) Retail
10 3 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Digital Economy
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 109 (25.83%) Analyst
2 88 (20.85%) Security Manager
3 87 (20.62%) Security Analyst
4 70 (16.59%) Information Analyst
5 69 (16.35%) Information Security Analyst
6 51 (12.09%) Information Manager
6 51 (12.09%) Information Security Manager
7 39 (9.24%) Consultant
8 29 (6.87%) Security Consultant
9 27 (6.40%) IT Manager
10 19 (4.50%) Architect
10 19 (4.50%) Compliance Manager
11 18 (4.27%) Information Security Consultant
11 18 (4.27%) Technical Analyst
11 18 (4.27%) Technical Security Analyst
12 16 (3.79%) IT Security Manager
13 15 (3.55%) Security Officer
13 15 (3.55%) Security Specialist
14 14 (3.32%) Head of Information Security
14 14 (3.32%) Information Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.79%) .NET
1 16 (3.79%) ASP.NET
2 4 (0.95%) LAMP
2 4 (0.95%) Web Services
3 3 (0.71%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.71%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (0.71%) OpenVZ
4 2 (0.47%) Ajax
4 2 (0.47%) CGI
4 2 (0.47%) CSS
4 2 (0.47%) HTML
4 2 (0.47%) jQuery
4 2 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 205 (48.58%) Management Information System
2 36 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (8.53%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (4.27%) CESG
3 18 (4.27%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (2.37%) Clustering
5 10 (2.37%) Cyber Defence
5 10 (2.37%) FMCG
5 10 (2.37%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.66%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.95%) BYOD
10 4 (0.95%) Cyber Attack
10 4 (0.95%) NHS
10 4 (0.95%) Smart Energy
10 4 (0.95%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 65 (15.40%) Windows
2 40 (9.48%) Linux
3 35 (8.29%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.61%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.66%) Unix
5 7 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.42%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.47%) SUSE
8 2 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (100.00%) Information Security
1 422 (100.00%) Security Management
2 222 (52.61%) ISMS
3 104 (24.64%) Data Protection
4 99 (23.46%) Risk Management
5 97 (22.99%) ITIL
6 83 (19.67%) Risk Assessment
7 65 (15.40%) Project Management
8 64 (15.17%) Penetration Testing
9 58 (13.74%) Business Continuity
9 58 (13.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 56 (13.27%) Cybersecurity
11 55 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (11.14%) Service Management
13 41 (9.72%) Security Architecture
14 40 (9.48%) Quality Management
14 40 (9.48%) SIEM
15 39 (9.24%) Security Operations
16 38 (9.00%) Data Security
17 37 (8.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.72%) SQL
2 16 (3.79%) C#
3 14 (3.32%) Perl
3 14 (3.32%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.66%) Java
4 7 (1.66%) Python
5 5 (1.18%) PHP
6 4 (0.95%) C
7 3 (0.71%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.71%) Ruby
7 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.71%) VB
8 2 (0.47%) PHP 5
8 2 (0.47%) R
9 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 174 (41.23%) CISSP
2 150 (35.55%) CISM
3 78 (18.48%) CISA
4 73 (17.30%) Degree
5 61 (14.45%) CRISC
6 31 (7.35%) Security Cleared
7 28 (6.64%) SC Cleared
8 26 (6.16%) GIAC
9 21 (4.98%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 19 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 18 (4.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 16 (3.79%) CESG Certified Professional
13 14 (3.32%) MCITP
13 14 (3.32%) MCTS
14 13 (3.08%) CEH
14 13 (3.08%) CITP
15 10 (2.37%) CompTIA Security+
15 10 (2.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (2.37%) Security+ Certification
16 9 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 253 (59.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 80 (18.96%) PCI DSS
3 74 (17.54%) GDPR
4 38 (9.00%) ISO 9001
5 22 (5.21%) Cyber Essentials
6 19 (4.50%) COBIT
6 19 (4.50%) SLA
7 18 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 17 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 13 (3.08%) ISO 14001
10 12 (2.84%) QA
11 11 (2.61%) ISO 22301
11 11 (2.61%) JSP 440
12 10 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 6 (1.42%) Data Quality
15 4 (0.95%) BS25999
15 4 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (0.95%) ISO 31000
15 4 (0.95%) RMADS
System Software
1 64 (15.17%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.71%) Docker
6 3 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.71%) XenApp
7 2 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (4.27%) SCCM
2 11 (2.61%) SCOM
3 7 (1.66%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.42%) Ansible
4 6 (1.42%) Puppet
5 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.47%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.24%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.24%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.24%) Nagios
8 1 (0.24%) Nessus
8 1 (0.24%) Netcool
8 1 (0.24%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 64 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.92%) Cisco
3 15 (3.55%) Citrix
4 14 (3.32%) Oracle
4 14 (3.32%) VMware
5 12 (2.84%) SAP
6 10 (2.37%) Symantec
7 9 (2.13%) Juniper
8 8 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.66%) Darktrace
10 6 (1.42%) Fortinet
10 6 (1.42%) Veeam
11 5 (1.18%) Google
11 5 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.95%) LogRhythm
12 4 (0.95%) Palo Alto
12 4 (0.95%) Sophos
13 3 (0.71%) NEC
13 3 (0.71%) Sage
13 3 (0.71%) SaltStack