Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 99 131
Rank change year-on-year -11 +32 +40
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4,910 5,085 5,237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 2.89% 2.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 3.23% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,635 4,004 4,170
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,750 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Information Security 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 154,446 157,552 185,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.54% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,126 130,212 153,462
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 £28,250 £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
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security.

Salary trend for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 -8 4,662 £60,000 - 575
UK excluding London -10 2,442 £52,500 - 364
London -9 2,319 £65,000 -0.76% 241
South East +14 856 £55,000 - 110
North of England +5 719 £50,000 - 90
North West +8 397 £53,000 +0.95% 54
Yorkshire +12 287 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Midlands -43 248 £50,000 - 52
East of England +27 247 £55,000 +22.22% 51
South West -15 247 £48,000 -8.57% 30
West Midlands -61 184 £50,000 +4.17% 31
Scotland -76 94 £49,000 -6.67% 23
East Midlands +7 67 £47,500 -5.00% 21
North East -2 35 £48,500 +7.78% 11
Wales -5 30 £33,000 -36.54% 6
Northern Ireland -22 7 £52,500 +35.48% 1
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security 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.

1 1,799 (36.64%) CISSP
2 1,771 (36.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,448 (29.49%) Finance
4 1,435 (29.23%) Cybersecurity
5 1,287 (26.21%) CISM
6 1,031 (21.00%) Risk Management
7 1,012 (20.61%) Management Information System
8 989 (20.14%) Firewall
9 940 (19.14%) Data Protection
10 887 (18.07%) Degree
11 830 (16.90%) SIEM
12 800 (16.29%) PCI DSS
13 731 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
14 718 (14.62%) CISA
15 717 (14.60%) Windows
16 703 (14.32%) ITIL
17 700 (14.26%) GDPR
18 679 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
19 640 (13.03%) Linux
20 564 (11.49%) Microsoft
21 556 (11.32%) Security Operations
22 545 (11.10%) Security Architecture
23 533 (10.86%) Network Security
24 506 (10.31%) Security Management
25 487 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
26 475 (9.67%) Project Management
27 460 (9.37%) Legal
28 447 (9.10%) Vulnerability Management
29 431 (8.78%) Computer Science
30 408 (8.31%) Information Security Management

Information Security
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
1 101 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 78 (1.59%) IIS
3 71 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 61 (1.24%) Apache Spark
5 38 (0.77%) Apache
6 30 (0.61%) Confluence
7 28 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 27 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 23 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.41%) SAS
10 20 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.35%) Skype for Business
11 17 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 15 (0.31%) OpenStack
13 12 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.22%) JBoss
14 11 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.18%) CMS
16 7 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.10%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 143 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.041%) SPSS
8 1 (0.020%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.020%) Revit
Business Applications
1 46 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.10%) Magento
5 5 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.081%) Sage 200
6 4 (0.081%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.081%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.081%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.061%) assyst
7 3 (0.061%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.061%) Workfront
8 2 (0.041%) BusinessWorks
8 2 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.041%) Primavera
8 2 (0.041%) SAP MDG
9 1 (0.020%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 290 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 240 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 201 (4.09%) SaaS
4 151 (3.08%) Office 365
5 147 (2.99%) IaaS
6 105 (2.14%) PaaS
7 53 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 44 (0.90%) OneDrive
9 20 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.29%) G Suite
11 14 (0.29%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.24%) Cloudflare
13 8 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
13 8 (0.16%) Sumo Logic
14 6 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.10%) SoftLayer
15 5 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.081%) Akamai
16 4 (0.081%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 989 (20.14%) Firewall
2 533 (10.86%) Network Security
3 334 (6.80%) TCP/IP
4 207 (4.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 174 (3.54%) Internet
6 167 (3.40%) WAN
7 154 (3.14%) VPN
8 140 (2.85%) LAN
9 116 (2.36%) DNS
10 98 (2.00%) SAN
11 89 (1.81%) HTTP
12 81 (1.65%) Wireless
13 72 (1.47%) SSL
14 68 (1.38%) DHCP
15 61 (1.24%) SMTP
16 58 (1.18%) VoIP
17 50 (1.02%) Wireshark
18 49 (1.00%) MPLS
19 44 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
20 43 (0.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 75 (1.53%) MySQL
3 68 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
4 55 (1.12%) Big Data
5 49 (1.00%) NoSQL
6 44 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 33 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 32 (0.65%) MongoDB
9 28 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 22 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 21 (0.43%) GIS
11 21 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (0.39%) Redis
13 17 (0.35%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
16 14 (0.29%) Blockchain
17 11 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.22%) HBase
Development Applications
1 56 (1.14%) JIRA
2 55 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 48 (0.98%) Metasploit
4 37 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 35 (0.71%) Burp Suite
6 31 (0.63%) Maven
7 30 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.55%) Selenium
9 20 (0.41%) Gradle
10 16 (0.33%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.31%) AppScan
12 14 (0.29%) Visual Studio
13 13 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.26%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.24%) Subversion
15 10 (0.20%) JUnit
15 10 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
15 10 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
16 9 (0.18%) Mockito
16 9 (0.18%) TestNG
General
1 1,448 (29.49%) Finance
2 460 (9.37%) Legal
3 405 (8.25%) Banking
4 246 (5.01%) Law
5 218 (4.44%) Retail
6 157 (3.20%) Investment Banking
7 138 (2.81%) Telecoms
8 130 (2.65%) Marketing
9 77 (1.57%) Manufacturing
10 58 (1.18%) Retail Banking
11 46 (0.94%) Electronics
12 44 (0.90%) Military
13 43 (0.88%) Games
14 38 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.61%) Advertising
16 20 (0.41%) Front Office
17 15 (0.31%) Publishing
18 12 (0.24%) Automotive
19 9 (0.18%) Local Government
20 8 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1,108 (22.57%) Analyst
2 828 (16.86%) Security Analyst
3 672 (13.69%) Security Manager
4 612 (12.46%) Consultant
5 457 (9.31%) Security Consultant
6 430 (8.76%) Information Manager
7 424 (8.64%) Information Security Manager
8 410 (8.35%) Architect
9 386 (7.86%) Information Analyst
10 380 (7.74%) Information Security Analyst
11 263 (5.36%) Security Engineer
12 255 (5.19%) Security Officer
13 226 (4.60%) IT Manager
14 223 (4.54%) Security Architect
15 220 (4.48%) Information Security Officer
16 205 (4.18%) Information Officer
17 182 (3.71%) Security Specialist
18 173 (3.52%) IT Analyst
19 168 (3.42%) Information Security Consultant
20 152 (3.10%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (3.22%) .NET
2 109 (2.22%) Middleware
3 92 (1.87%) Web Services
4 80 (1.63%) Natural Language Processing
5 73 (1.49%) HTML
6 50 (1.02%) LDAP
7 43 (0.88%) AngularJS
7 43 (0.88%) REST
8 38 (0.77%) CSS
8 38 (0.77%) Node.js
9 35 (0.71%) RESTful
10 31 (0.63%) J2EE
10 31 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
11 28 (0.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 28 (0.57%) Hibernate
12 26 (0.53%) React
12 26 (0.53%) SailPoint
13 25 (0.51%) ASP.NET
13 25 (0.51%) XML
14 24 (0.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1,012 (20.61%) Management Information System
2 487 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 431 (8.78%) Computer Science
4 300 (6.11%) Data Protection Act
5 287 (5.85%) Cyberthreat
6 214 (4.36%) Data Centre
7 151 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
8 118 (2.40%) CESG
9 78 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 76 (1.55%) PKI
11 69 (1.41%) Algorithms
12 68 (1.38%) Fintech
13 67 (1.36%) Cyberattack
14 60 (1.22%) Mobile App
15 52 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
16 51 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
17 48 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
17 48 (0.98%) User Experience
18 47 (0.96%) NHS
19 44 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 717 (14.60%) Windows
2 640 (13.03%) Linux
3 325 (6.62%) Unix
4 239 (4.87%) Windows Server
5 86 (1.75%) Apple iOS
6 66 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (1.24%) Android
8 57 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 38 (0.77%) Kali Linux
10 38 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 35 (0.71%) Solaris
12 25 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (0.51%) Windows 10
13 24 (0.49%) CentOS
14 20 (0.41%) AIX
15 17 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.31%) VMS
17 13 (0.26%) Debian
18 11 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,435 (29.23%) Cybersecurity
2 1,031 (21.00%) Risk Management
3 940 (19.14%) Data Protection
4 830 (16.90%) SIEM
5 731 (14.89%) Penetration Testing
6 703 (14.32%) ITIL
7 679 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
8 556 (11.32%) Security Operations
9 545 (11.10%) Security Architecture
10 506 (10.31%) Security Management
11 475 (9.67%) Project Management
12 447 (9.10%) Vulnerability Management
13 408 (8.31%) Information Security Management
14 396 (8.07%) Incident Management
15 370 (7.54%) ISMS
16 368 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 363 (7.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 339 (6.90%) Risk Assessment
19 295 (6.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 285 (5.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 251 (5.11%) SQL
2 235 (4.79%) Python
3 215 (4.38%) Java
4 191 (3.89%) C
5 183 (3.73%) C#
6 135 (2.75%) PowerShell
7 131 (2.67%) JavaScript
8 124 (2.53%) Ruby
9 109 (2.22%) Bash Shell
10 101 (2.06%) Perl
11 60 (1.22%) Shell Script
12 57 (1.16%) C++
13 40 (0.81%) Korn
14 38 (0.77%) Bourne shell
15 37 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 35 (0.71%) PHP
17 22 (0.45%) Go
18 17 (0.35%) VB
19 13 (0.26%) T-SQL
20 12 (0.24%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1,799 (36.64%) CISSP
2 1,287 (26.21%) CISM
3 887 (18.07%) Degree
4 718 (14.62%) CISA
5 359 (7.31%) Security Cleared
6 336 (6.84%) GIAC
7 287 (5.85%) CEH
8 227 (4.62%) CRISC
9 207 (4.22%) SC Cleared
10 206 (4.20%) SANS
11 193 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
12 179 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 141 (2.87%) GCIH
14 137 (2.79%) CREST Certified
15 131 (2.67%) SSCP
16 111 (2.26%) CCNA
17 108 (2.20%) DV Cleared
18 101 (2.06%) CESG Certified Professional
19 99 (2.02%) OSCP
20 92 (1.87%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,771 (36.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 800 (16.29%) PCI DSS
3 700 (14.26%) GDPR
4 277 (5.64%) COBIT
5 263 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 167 (3.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 149 (3.03%) QA
8 129 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 74 (1.51%) SLA
10 72 (1.47%) ISO 9001
11 64 (1.30%) ISO 22301
12 63 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 56 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 44 (0.90%) RMADS
15 43 (0.88%) PMO
16 40 (0.81%) GPG13
17 38 (0.77%) JSP 440
18 35 (0.71%) Data Quality
18 35 (0.71%) NIST 800
19 30 (0.61%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 339 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 170 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (1.85%) Docker
4 87 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
5 82 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 45 (0.92%) Snort
7 44 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (0.86%) vSphere
9 13 (0.26%) Apache Flume
10 12 (0.24%) HDFS
10 12 (0.24%) XenApp
11 11 (0.22%) Firmware
12 10 (0.20%) iptables
13 8 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.14%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.12%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.081%) GlusterFS
16 4 (0.081%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.081%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 158 (3.22%) Nessus
2 82 (1.67%) QRadar
3 74 (1.51%) CSIRT
3 74 (1.51%) Kubernetes
4 55 (1.12%) SCCM
5 46 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
6 44 (0.90%) Ansible
7 42 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 37 (0.75%) Puppet
9 31 (0.63%) RSA enVision
10 30 (0.61%) Core Impact
10 30 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (0.59%) vCenter Server
12 26 (0.53%) Terraform
13 24 (0.49%) SCOM
14 22 (0.45%) RSA Security Analytics
15 21 (0.43%) Nmap
15 21 (0.43%) OpenVAS
16 20 (0.41%) Nagios
17 13 (0.26%) Suricata
Vendors
1 564 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 257 (5.23%) Cisco
3 250 (5.09%) VMware
4 152 (3.10%) Oracle
5 124 (2.53%) Splunk
6 104 (2.12%) CheckPoint
7 97 (1.98%) McAfee
8 95 (1.93%) Palo Alto
9 82 (1.67%) SAP
10 78 (1.59%) Qualys
11 64 (1.30%) LogRhythm
11 64 (1.30%) Symantec
12 63 (1.28%) Google
13 62 (1.26%) CyberArk
14 59 (1.20%) ArcSight
15 58 (1.18%) IBM
16 57 (1.16%) Apple
17 56 (1.14%) Citrix
17 56 (1.14%) F5
18 52 (1.06%) Juniper