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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
Rank 122 105 155
Rank change year-on-year -17 +50  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2153 2934 2141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.53% 2.85% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 3.22% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1613 2356 1682
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,500 £35,516
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £78,450
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75650 91140 91950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.53% 87.02%
Number of salaries quoted 62160 75461 74357
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 2023 £60,000 +4.34% 272
London +18 1058 £66,000 +5.60% 128
South East -83 257 £55,000 +4.76% 46
North West -9 163 £53,573 -2.59% 21
City of London +19 142 £62,500 +8.69% 30
South West -7 138 £52,500 +1.71% 14
West Midlands -15 123 £50,500 -12.17% 26
East of England -19 117 £47,500 -9.52% 13
Yorkshire -77 90 £41,500 -12.00% 10
Manchester -35 87 £54,500 -9.16% 18
Berkshire -48 80 £65,000 +18.18% 12
Hampshire +21 67 £55,000 +22.22% 8
Scotland +26 58 £55,750 +11.50% 11
Bristol -2 58 £53,750 +3.24% 7
East Midlands -11 58 £45,000 -25.00% 5
West Yorkshire -57 57 £45,000 - 5
Hertfordshire +7 53 £65,000 +5.69% 5
Birmingham -21 52 £50,000 -16.66% 13
Leeds -55 44 £47,393 +5.31% 4
Surrey -35 43 £60,000 +14.28% 10
Essex +41 39 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Reading +5 39 £70,000 +60.00% 4
Wales +25 31 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Cheshire +17 31 £55,000 +41.93% 2
Edinburgh +4 27 £60,000 +18.22% 3
East Sussex -6 26 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Gloucestershire -35 26 £57,500 - 4
Coventry +25 24 £60,000 - 3
Northamptonshire +30 21 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Kent -6 21 £45,000 -14.28% 2

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 1891 (40.12%) CISSP
2 1464 (31.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1354 (28.73%) CISM
4 1252 (26.56%) Finance
5 1162 (24.66%) Cybersecurity
6 1154 (24.49%) Management Information System
7 1064 (22.58%) Risk Management
8 1011 (21.45%) Degree
9 930 (19.73%) Firewall
10 896 (19.01%) CISA
11 741 (15.72%) PCI DSS
12 736 (15.62%) Windows
13 726 (15.40%) SIEM
14 673 (14.28%) Linux
15 618 (13.11%) Security Operations
16 612 (12.99%) Security Management
17 597 (12.67%) ITIL
18 596 (12.65%) Data Protection
19 594 (12.60%) Network Security
20 574 (12.18%) Penetration Testing
20 574 (12.18%) Security Architecture
21 526 (11.16%) Security Cleared
22 474 (10.06%) Information Security Management
23 458 (9.72%) Vulnerability Management
24 447 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
25 436 (9.25%) Microsoft
26 418 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
27 396 (8.40%) Unix
28 382 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
29 365 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement

Information Security
Top Related 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
1 128 (2.72%) IIS
2 67 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
3 65 (1.38%) MS Exchange
4 60 (1.27%) SharePoint
5 55 (1.17%) Apache Spark
6 48 (1.02%) Apache Pig
7 27 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 24 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 23 (0.49%) Confluence
10 22 (0.47%) Apache
11 17 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.32%) JBoss
13 14 (0.30%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.25%) CMS
14 12 (0.25%) Skype for Business
15 8 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.15%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.15%) SAS
16 7 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 223 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 132 (2.80%) MS Office
3 57 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 33 (0.70%) MS Project
6 5 (0.11%) GIMP
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.021%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.021%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.021%) Revit
8 1 (0.021%) SmartSuite
8 1 (0.021%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (0.70%) Sentinel
2 25 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 16 (0.34%) assyst
5 14 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 12 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.11%) Sage CRM
8 4 (0.085%) Veritas eDiscovery
9 3 (0.064%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.042%) Bankmaster
10 2 (0.042%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.042%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.021%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.021%) Maximo
11 1 (0.021%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.021%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.021%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.021%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 152 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 137 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (1.78%) Office 365
4 71 (1.51%) SaaS
5 54 (1.15%) IaaS
6 36 (0.76%) PaaS
7 29 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.19%) Mimecast
11 8 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.15%) Sumo Logic
13 5 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (0.085%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.085%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.085%) Heroku
14 4 (0.085%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.064%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.064%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 930 (19.73%) Firewall
2 594 (12.60%) Network Security
3 296 (6.28%) TCP/IP
4 286 (6.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 185 (3.93%) VPN
6 170 (3.61%) LAN
7 155 (3.29%) WAN
8 153 (3.25%) DNS
8 153 (3.25%) Internet
9 114 (2.42%) SSL
10 110 (2.33%) Wireless
11 78 (1.65%) HTTP
12 71 (1.51%) DHCP
13 66 (1.40%) LDAP
14 57 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
15 54 (1.15%) Wireshark
16 51 (1.08%) SAN
17 43 (0.91%) OSPF
18 40 (0.85%) HSRP
19 39 (0.83%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (3.12%) SQL Server
2 103 (2.19%) Big Data
3 95 (2.02%) Relational Database
4 88 (1.87%) MySQL
5 86 (1.82%) Hadoop
6 62 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 55 (1.17%) RDBMS
8 50 (1.06%) Apache Hive
9 48 (1.02%) GIS
10 33 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (0.70%) Oracle Database
11 22 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
13 20 (0.42%) NoSQL
14 19 (0.40%) Bigtable
15 13 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
17 9 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 8 (0.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 31 (0.66%) Burp Suite
2 29 (0.62%) JIRA
3 24 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.38%) Selenium
6 17 (0.36%) AppScan
7 16 (0.34%) Cucumber
7 16 (0.34%) Subversion
8 15 (0.32%) Metasploit
9 12 (0.25%) Paros
9 12 (0.25%) WebScarab
10 11 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.17%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.13%) Hudson
13 5 (0.11%) Gitweb
13 5 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
14 3 (0.064%) ClearCase
14 3 (0.064%) GoCD
14 3 (0.064%) sqlmap
14 3 (0.064%) Travis CI
General
1 1252 (26.56%) Finance
2 320 (6.79%) Banking
3 302 (6.41%) Legal
4 183 (3.88%) Retail
5 165 (3.50%) Telecoms
6 81 (1.72%) Marketing
7 79 (1.68%) Law
8 67 (1.42%) Military
9 64 (1.36%) Financial Institution
10 60 (1.27%) Advertising
11 53 (1.12%) Games
11 53 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 28 (0.59%) Front Office
13 24 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 21 (0.45%) Publishing
15 20 (0.42%) Aerospace
16 16 (0.34%) German Language
16 16 (0.34%) Spanish Language
17 14 (0.30%) Local Government
18 13 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 962 (20.41%) Analyst
2 751 (15.93%) Security Analyst
3 718 (15.23%) Security Manager
4 483 (10.25%) Consultant
5 409 (8.68%) Architect
6 405 (8.59%) Information Manager
7 400 (8.49%) Information Analyst
8 394 (8.36%) Information Security Manager
9 392 (8.32%) Information Security Analyst
10 368 (7.81%) Security Consultant
11 322 (6.83%) Security Engineer
12 282 (5.98%) Security Architect
13 227 (4.82%) Security Officer
14 211 (4.48%) Security Specialist
15 202 (4.29%) IT Manager
16 184 (3.90%) Information Security Officer
17 163 (3.46%) Information Officer
17 163 (3.46%) Information Security Consultant
18 145 (3.08%) Information Security Engineer
19 134 (2.84%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (2.46%) HTML
2 102 (2.16%) .NET
3 84 (1.78%) CSS
4 83 (1.76%) Web Services
5 79 (1.68%) Middleware
6 71 (1.51%) SailPoint
7 65 (1.38%) jQuery
8 62 (1.32%) HTML5
9 53 (1.12%) Node.js
10 52 (1.10%) Hibernate
10 52 (1.10%) Spring
11 50 (1.06%) AngularJS
12 47 (1.00%) Apache Camel
12 47 (1.00%) CSS3
13 46 (0.98%) Java EE
14 40 (0.85%) XML
15 39 (0.83%) LAMP
16 31 (0.66%) ASP.NET
17 29 (0.62%) 802.1X
18 23 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1154 (24.49%) Management Information System
2 360 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 357 (7.57%) Computer Science
4 234 (4.96%) Data Centre
5 217 (4.60%) Security Operations Centre
6 210 (4.46%) Data Protection Act
7 138 (2.93%) CESG
8 119 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
9 107 (2.27%) PKI
10 87 (1.85%) Cyber Attack
11 65 (1.38%) Driving Licence
12 60 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 55 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
14 54 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 48 (1.02%) Mainframe
16 43 (0.91%) Fintech
17 40 (0.85%) NHS
18 38 (0.81%) BYOD
19 36 (0.76%) Virtual Team
20 32 (0.68%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 736 (15.62%) Windows
2 673 (14.28%) Linux
3 396 (8.40%) Unix
4 199 (4.22%) Windows Server
5 132 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 41 (0.87%) Mac OS X
9 31 (0.66%) CentOS
10 25 (0.53%) AIX
10 25 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (0.53%) Windows XP
11 24 (0.51%) Solaris
11 24 (0.51%) Windows 7
12 17 (0.36%) Android
12 17 (0.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 17 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.30%) Windows 10
14 12 (0.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1162 (24.66%) Cybersecurity
2 1064 (22.58%) Risk Management
3 726 (15.40%) SIEM
4 618 (13.11%) Security Operations
5 612 (12.99%) Security Management
6 597 (12.67%) ITIL
7 596 (12.65%) Data Protection
8 574 (12.18%) Penetration Testing
8 574 (12.18%) Security Architecture
9 474 (10.06%) Information Security Management
10 458 (9.72%) Vulnerability Management
11 447 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
12 418 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 382 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
14 365 (7.74%) Continuous Improvement
15 360 (7.64%) Incident Management
16 341 (7.24%) Project Management
17 307 (6.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 297 (6.30%) ISMS
19 293 (6.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 274 (5.81%) Java
2 269 (5.71%) Python
3 260 (5.52%) C
4 219 (4.65%) SQL
5 187 (3.97%) Perl
6 157 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 116 (2.46%) Ruby
8 88 (1.87%) C++
9 86 (1.82%) C#
10 82 (1.74%) PHP
11 70 (1.49%) PowerShell
12 53 (1.12%) Bash Shell
13 36 (0.76%) Shell Script
14 22 (0.47%) Bourne shell
15 16 (0.34%) BeanShell
16 14 (0.30%) Korn
17 13 (0.28%) PL/SQL
17 13 (0.28%) Scala
18 10 (0.21%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.11%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 1891 (40.12%) CISSP
2 1354 (28.73%) CISM
3 1011 (21.45%) Degree
4 896 (19.01%) CISA
5 526 (11.16%) Security Cleared
6 333 (7.07%) SC Cleared
7 303 (6.43%) GIAC
8 299 (6.34%) CEH
9 294 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
10 268 (5.69%) SANS
11 166 (3.52%) DV Cleared
12 156 (3.31%) CRISC
12 156 (3.31%) GCIH
13 151 (3.20%) CESG Certified Professional
14 137 (2.91%) CCNP
15 123 (2.61%) GCIA
16 114 (2.42%) CISMP
17 109 (2.31%) CREST Certified
18 107 (2.27%) CCNA
19 84 (1.78%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1464 (31.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 741 (15.72%) PCI DSS
3 288 (6.11%) COBIT
4 138 (2.93%) QA
5 119 (2.52%) GDPR
6 113 (2.40%) SLA
7 107 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 97 (2.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 78 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 61 (1.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 52 (1.10%) RMADS
12 50 (1.06%) ISO27002
13 42 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 42 (0.89%) ISO22301
14 36 (0.76%) ISO 9001
15 33 (0.70%) GPG13
16 30 (0.64%) JSP 440
17 20 (0.42%) PMO
18 19 (0.40%) Data Quality
19 11 (0.23%) BS25999
System Software
1 282 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 185 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 62 (1.32%) Snort
5 47 (1.00%) VMware ESX
6 25 (0.53%) ProxySG
7 24 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
8 21 (0.45%) Firmware
8 21 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.42%) Docker
10 17 (0.36%) iptables
11 9 (0.19%) HDFS
11 9 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.19%) vSphere
11 9 (0.19%) XenServer
12 7 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.15%) XenApp
13 5 (0.11%) NDS
13 5 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 160 (3.39%) Nessus
2 90 (1.91%) CSIRT
3 84 (1.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 67 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
5 57 (1.21%) SCCM
6 50 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 43 (0.91%) QRadar
8 33 (0.70%) Puppet
9 32 (0.68%) WSUS
10 25 (0.53%) logstash
11 24 (0.51%) RSA enVision
12 23 (0.49%) EnCase
12 23 (0.49%) PowerBroker
13 22 (0.47%) Nmap
14 20 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 19 (0.40%) Ansible
16 18 (0.38%) Kibana
16 18 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
17 17 (0.36%) SELinux
18 15 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 436 (9.25%) Microsoft
2 343 (7.28%) Cisco
3 236 (5.01%) VMware
4 200 (4.24%) Oracle
5 171 (3.63%) Splunk
6 152 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 149 (3.16%) Palo Alto
8 123 (2.61%) Intel Security
8 123 (2.61%) Juniper
9 109 (2.31%) ArcSight
10 88 (1.87%) Qualys
11 87 (1.85%) F5
12 80 (1.70%) HP
13 76 (1.61%) CyberArk
14 73 (1.55%) Blue Coat
15 72 (1.53%) Fortinet
16 69 (1.46%) LogRhythm
17 63 (1.34%) Citrix
18 59 (1.25%) Symantec
19 55 (1.17%) ServiceNow
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65500 per annum + Car allowance 5.5k, Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
UK
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
Talent International
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Royston, Hertfordshire
Square One Resources
Salary: From £60,000 to £64,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, stock, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits flexi package, pension
Posted: 16 hours ago
UK
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 19 hours ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People
Salary: 6 month Fixed Term Contract - £40,000-£50,000 pa pro rata
Posted: 2 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Health, Pension, Gym
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 23 hours ago
North London
Metaswitch Networks
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago