Period
to 17 January 2019

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

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 108 103
Rank change year-on-year +24 -5 +29
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5,411 4,980 5,160
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.58% 2.88% 2.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 3.13% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 3,642 3,705 4,069
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £36,000 £37,085 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +0.96% +4.00%

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 138,598 159,025 162,437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.69% 91.81% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 109,286 127,729 134,362
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 £27,651
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
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 17 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +29 5,156 £60,000 - 620
UK excluding London +59 3,095 £52,500 - 418
London +4 2,176 £69,224 +6.50% 247
North of England +51 943 £52,284 +4.57% 97
South East +28 918 £58,500 +6.36% 126
North West +60 636 £55,000 +3.77% 58
Midlands +97 447 £52,500 +5.00% 56
East of England +78 365 £45,000 -18.18% 47
West Midlands +74 298 £50,000 - 36
South West +34 286 £47,500 -2.06% 47
Yorkshire +12 279 £46,250 -2.63% 33
East Midlands +78 146 £55,000 +15.79% 19
Scotland +1 89 £48,000 +0.52% 29
Wales +18 38 £44,750 +32.79% 13
North East +6 28 £42,500 -12.37% 6
Northern Ireland 0 15 £45,000 -14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT jobs citing Information Security 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.

1 1,821 (33.65%) CISSP
2 1,780 (32.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,663 (30.73%) Cybersecurity
4 1,540 (28.46%) Management Information System
5 1,210 (22.36%) Finance
6 1,134 (20.96%) Risk Management
7 1,087 (20.09%) Windows
8 1,044 (19.29%) Degree
9 1,033 (19.09%) CISM
10 928 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
10 928 (17.15%) SIEM
11 891 (16.47%) Firewall
12 863 (15.95%) Microsoft
13 847 (15.65%) Linux
14 845 (15.62%) GDPR
15 780 (14.42%) ITIL
16 776 (14.34%) Data Protection
17 755 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
18 737 (13.62%) Security Management
19 713 (13.18%) PCI DSS
20 619 (11.44%) Security Operations
21 612 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
22 600 (11.09%) Continuous Improvement
23 577 (10.66%) Vulnerability Management
24 575 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
25 569 (10.52%) Network Security
26 562 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
27 560 (10.35%) CISA
28 537 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
29 535 (9.89%) Banking

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 77 (1.42%) IIS
2 69 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 51 (0.94%) Apache
4 42 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 36 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 28 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (0.50%) Confluence
8 21 (0.39%) Skype for Business
9 17 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (0.26%) CMS
10 14 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
11 9 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (0.15%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.11%) IBM Domino
13 6 (0.11%) nginx
13 6 (0.11%) SAS
13 6 (0.11%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.074%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 147 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
2 142 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 83 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 50 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.092%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.037%) SPSS
8 1 (0.018%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 114 (2.11%) Temenos T24
2 89 (1.64%) thinkFolio
3 55 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.13%) SAP GRC
5 6 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.092%) Infor M3
6 5 (0.092%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.092%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.092%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.092%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.092%) SAP R/3
6 5 (0.092%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.092%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.074%) Relativity
8 3 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.055%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.055%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.037%) assyst
9 2 (0.037%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.018%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 575 (10.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 537 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
3 237 (4.38%) Office 365
4 162 (2.99%) SaaS
5 128 (2.37%) PaaS
6 102 (1.89%) IaaS
7 76 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 47 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 36 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (0.37%) GitHub
11 19 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
12 12 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 11 (0.20%) G Suite
14 10 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 8 (0.15%) Akamai
16 8 (0.15%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.092%) BrowserStack
18 4 (0.074%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 891 (16.47%) Firewall
2 569 (10.52%) Network Security
3 327 (6.04%) TCP/IP
4 265 (4.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 243 (4.49%) LAN
6 235 (4.34%) WAN
7 212 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
8 202 (3.73%) Internet
9 166 (3.07%) DNS
9 166 (3.07%) VPN
10 113 (2.09%) Wireshark
11 84 (1.55%) DHCP
12 79 (1.46%) Wireless
13 74 (1.37%) HTTP
14 69 (1.28%) SAN
15 57 (1.05%) OSPF
16 53 (0.98%) VLAN
17 49 (0.91%) Ethernet
18 48 (0.89%) SNMP
19 47 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 190 (3.51%) Big Data
3 86 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 70 (1.29%) MySQL
5 61 (1.13%) NoSQL
6 48 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 47 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 46 (0.85%) Power BI
9 41 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (0.54%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (0.54%) MongoDB
11 28 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
12 25 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 19 (0.35%) GIS
14 17 (0.31%) Data Lake
14 17 (0.31%) DB2
14 17 (0.31%) Redis
15 14 (0.26%) HBase
16 12 (0.22%) CouchDB
16 12 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 72 (1.33%) JIRA
2 58 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 54 (1.00%) Git (software)
4 28 (0.52%) Metasploit
5 26 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 24 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 23 (0.43%) Selenium
9 18 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 17 (0.31%) HP UFT
11 16 (0.30%) Burp Suite
12 14 (0.26%) Cucumber
13 12 (0.22%) MSTest
13 12 (0.22%) NUnit
14 11 (0.20%) AppScan
14 11 (0.20%) TeamCity
15 10 (0.18%) GitLab
15 10 (0.18%) Hudson
16 6 (0.11%) Bitbucket
17 5 (0.092%) WebDriver
General
1 1,210 (22.36%) Finance
2 535 (9.89%) Banking
3 495 (9.15%) Legal
4 294 (5.43%) Retail
5 190 (3.51%) Games
6 179 (3.31%) Law
7 135 (2.49%) Telecoms
8 109 (2.01%) Marketing
9 80 (1.48%) Electronics
10 71 (1.31%) Investment Banking
10 71 (1.31%) Manufacturing
11 47 (0.87%) Military
12 42 (0.78%) Back Office
13 39 (0.72%) Front Office
14 36 (0.67%) German Language
15 32 (0.59%) Local Government
15 32 (0.59%) Private Banking
16 30 (0.55%) Publishing
17 28 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 24 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,357 (25.08%) Analyst
2 878 (16.23%) Security Analyst
3 756 (13.97%) Security Manager
4 528 (9.76%) Information Security Manager
5 515 (9.52%) Information Manager
6 476 (8.80%) Consultant
7 473 (8.74%) Architect
8 405 (7.48%) Information Analyst
9 400 (7.39%) Security Engineer
10 393 (7.26%) Information Security Analyst
11 331 (6.12%) Security Consultant
12 302 (5.58%) Senior Analyst
13 271 (5.01%) Security Architect
14 265 (4.90%) IT Analyst
15 232 (4.29%) IT Security Analyst
16 229 (4.23%) Senior Security Analyst
17 210 (3.88%) Developer
18 193 (3.57%) Security Officer
19 166 (3.07%) Head of Security
20 156 (2.88%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (2.77%) .NET
2 132 (2.44%) REST
3 104 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 88 (1.63%) HTML
5 82 (1.52%) React
6 79 (1.46%) Web Services
7 74 (1.37%) SailPoint
8 61 (1.13%) Vue.js
9 58 (1.07%) jQuery
10 47 (0.87%) OAuth
11 43 (0.79%) CSS
12 39 (0.72%) ASP.NET
13 38 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
14 36 (0.67%) LDAP
15 35 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web API
15 35 (0.65%) Middleware
16 30 (0.55%) JSON
17 29 (0.54%) .NET Framework
17 29 (0.54%) OpenID
17 29 (0.54%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1,540 (28.46%) Management Information System
2 612 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
3 290 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 228 (4.21%) Security Operations Centre
5 193 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
6 181 (3.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 181 (3.35%) Cyberthreat
7 168 (3.10%) Data Centre
8 114 (2.11%) PKI
9 105 (1.94%) Fintech
10 104 (1.92%) Mobile App
11 98 (1.81%) CESG
11 98 (1.81%) Cyberattack
12 96 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 89 (1.64%) Equities
13 89 (1.64%) Fixed Income
14 82 (1.52%) User Experience
15 74 (1.37%) Virtual Team
16 65 (1.20%) Derivative
17 62 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,087 (20.09%) Windows
2 847 (15.65%) Linux
3 245 (4.53%) Unix
4 214 (3.95%) Windows Server
5 88 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 82 (1.52%) Android
7 79 (1.46%) Windows 10
8 78 (1.44%) Apple iOS
9 66 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 59 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 57 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (0.67%) CentOS
13 28 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 20 (0.37%) Kali Linux
16 18 (0.33%) AIX
17 14 (0.26%) Debian
18 12 (0.22%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.20%) Windows XP
20 8 (0.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,663 (30.73%) Cybersecurity
2 1,134 (20.96%) Risk Management
3 928 (17.15%) Agile Software Development
3 928 (17.15%) SIEM
4 780 (14.42%) ITIL
5 776 (14.34%) Data Protection
6 755 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
7 737 (13.62%) Security Management
8 619 (11.44%) Security Operations
9 600 (11.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 577 (10.66%) Vulnerability Management
11 562 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
12 491 (9.07%) Computer Science
13 485 (8.96%) Information Security Management
14 482 (8.91%) Security Architecture
15 479 (8.85%) Incident Management
16 417 (7.71%) Change Management
17 396 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
18 392 (7.24%) Software Engineering
19 386 (7.13%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 421 (7.78%) SQL
2 305 (5.64%) Python
3 271 (5.01%) Java
4 195 (3.60%) PowerShell
5 159 (2.94%) C#
6 128 (2.37%) C
7 127 (2.35%) JavaScript
8 105 (1.94%) Perl
9 60 (1.11%) Ruby
10 56 (1.03%) C++
10 56 (1.03%) PHP
11 53 (0.98%) Bash Shell
12 29 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 25 (0.46%) VBScript
14 24 (0.44%) Go
15 22 (0.41%) Apple Swift
15 22 (0.41%) BeanShell
16 20 (0.37%) Objective-C
17 17 (0.31%) Scala
18 12 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,821 (33.65%) CISSP
2 1,044 (19.29%) Degree
3 1,033 (19.09%) CISM
4 560 (10.35%) CISA
5 427 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
6 340 (6.28%) SANS
7 332 (6.14%) Security Cleared
8 324 (5.99%) CEH
9 239 (4.42%) CREST Certified
10 231 (4.27%) CRISC
11 218 (4.03%) GIAC
12 210 (3.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 200 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
14 180 (3.33%) CCNA
15 179 (3.31%) SC Cleared
16 174 (3.22%) SSCP
17 159 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
18 146 (2.70%) CCNP
19 141 (2.61%) CompTIA Security+
20 118 (2.18%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,780 (32.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 845 (15.62%) GDPR
3 713 (13.18%) PCI DSS
4 360 (6.65%) QA
5 244 (4.51%) COBIT
6 213 (3.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 213 (3.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 169 (3.12%) SLA
8 104 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 61 (1.13%) Data Quality
10 48 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 48 (0.89%) PMO
11 47 (0.87%) ISO 22301
11 47 (0.87%) MiFID
12 44 (0.81%) ISO 9001
12 44 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 29 (0.54%) HIPAA
14 27 (0.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 27 (0.50%) NIST 800
15 26 (0.48%) JSP 440
System Software
1 453 (8.37%) Active Directory
2 233 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (1.90%) Docker
4 88 (1.63%) Hyper-V
5 61 (1.13%) Snort
6 23 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (0.24%) Firmware
8 13 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.17%) vSphere
10 8 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.13%) iptables
12 6 (0.11%) RACF
13 5 (0.092%) HDFS
13 5 (0.092%) KVM
13 5 (0.092%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (0.092%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.092%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.092%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.074%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 105 (1.94%) SCCM
2 104 (1.92%) Nessus
3 84 (1.55%) Terraform
4 68 (1.26%) Stealthwatch
5 64 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
6 60 (1.11%) Kubernetes
7 55 (1.02%) Puppet
8 51 (0.94%) RSA Security Analytics
9 43 (0.79%) Ansible
10 38 (0.70%) CSIRT
10 38 (0.70%) WSUS
11 37 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
12 35 (0.65%) QRadar
13 32 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
14 31 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 31 (0.57%) Nmap
15 28 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
15 28 (0.52%) SCOM
16 26 (0.48%) IBM BigFix
16 26 (0.48%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 863 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 409 (7.56%) Cisco
3 332 (6.14%) VMware
4 221 (4.08%) Splunk
5 177 (3.27%) Symantec
6 169 (3.12%) Oracle
7 165 (3.05%) CheckPoint
8 128 (2.37%) Palo Alto
9 125 (2.31%) Citrix
10 113 (2.09%) Qualys
11 99 (1.83%) Google
12 90 (1.66%) Charles River
13 85 (1.57%) McAfee
14 74 (1.37%) SAP
15 71 (1.31%) LogRhythm
16 68 (1.26%) Red Hat
17 61 (1.13%) SolarWinds
18 59 (1.09%) Sony
19 57 (1.05%) ServiceNow
20 55 (1.02%) IBM