Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 87 112
Rank change year-on-year -1 +25 +3
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 3,894 5,201 5,136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.36% 3.49% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 3.78% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,107 3,528 3,917
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £93,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

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 106,413 137,502 164,438
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.93% 92.16% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 84,394 108,150 133,646
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security.

Salary trend for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Top 18 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 8 April 2020. 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 -3 3,631 £60,000 - 280
UK excluding London +4 2,222 £55,000 - 199
London -5 1,564 £65,000 -7.14% 98
South East +15 761 £60,000 +4.35% 45
Midlands +36 457 £52,500 - 33
North of England -36 422 £55,000 - 51
West Midlands +56 381 £52,500 +0.39% 26
South West +1 239 £45,000 -14.29% 28
Yorkshire +8 205 £57,500 +10.58% 15
North West -60 200 £52,000 -9.57% 32
Work from Home +6 186 £62,500 +4.17% 7
East of England +3 186 £60,000 - 25
Scotland +37 108 £57,500 +27.78% 11
East Midlands -20 75 £52,750 -4.09% 7
Wales -17 50 £47,500 -1.04% 4
North East -5 17 £42,851 +7.13% 4
Northern Ireland +17 11 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £180,000 -

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 1,349 (34.64%) Cybersecurity
2 1,303 (33.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,188 (30.51%) CISSP
4 1,003 (25.76%) Finance
5 936 (24.04%) Management Information System
6 824 (21.16%) CISM
7 806 (20.70%) Firewall
8 698 (17.93%) Risk Management
9 663 (17.03%) Windows
10 640 (16.44%) Azure
11 609 (15.64%) Microsoft
12 608 (15.61%) SIEM
13 595 (15.28%) GDPR
14 586 (15.05%) Security Management
15 555 (14.25%) ITIL
16 518 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
17 517 (13.28%) AWS
17 517 (13.28%) PCI DSS
18 471 (12.10%) Security Operations
19 455 (11.68%) Penetration Testing
20 447 (11.48%) Degree
21 446 (11.45%) Information Security Management
22 432 (11.09%) Linux
23 427 (10.97%) NIST
24 417 (10.71%) ISMS
25 414 (10.63%) Data Protection
26 407 (10.45%) CISA
27 394 (10.12%) Office 365
28 389 (9.99%) Vulnerability Management
29 368 (9.45%) Cisco Certification

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
1 118 (3.03%) IIS
2 97 (2.49%) SharePoint
3 56 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 37 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (0.92%) Apache Spark
6 31 (0.80%) Apache
7 30 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 23 (0.59%) Confluence
9 20 (0.51%) Skype for Business
10 14 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (0.21%) JBoss
15 5 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 4 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.077%) CMS
17 3 (0.077%) ColdFusion
17 3 (0.077%) Umbraco
Applications
1 89 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.13%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.051%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.26%) Relativity
3 7 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.15%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.10%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.10%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.10%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 2 (0.051%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.051%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.051%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.051%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.026%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.026%) FastStats
7 1 (0.026%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.026%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.026%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 640 (16.44%) Azure
2 517 (13.28%) AWS
3 394 (10.12%) Office 365
4 183 (4.70%) SaaS
5 129 (3.31%) PaaS
6 124 (3.18%) IaaS
7 61 (1.57%) Serverless
8 57 (1.46%) GCP
9 51 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 48 (1.23%) Power Platform
11 44 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (0.72%) Mimecast
12 28 (0.72%) PowerApps
13 22 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
14 21 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
15 20 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (0.44%) Amazon S3
16 17 (0.44%) GitHub
17 16 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 15 (0.39%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 806 (20.70%) Firewall
2 317 (8.14%) Network Security
3 199 (5.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 195 (5.01%) TCP/IP
5 193 (4.96%) DNS
6 173 (4.44%) LAN
7 164 (4.21%) VPN
8 153 (3.93%) WAN
9 138 (3.54%) Internet
10 110 (2.82%) DHCP
11 78 (2.00%) Wireless
12 60 (1.54%) HTTP
13 59 (1.52%) VLAN
14 51 (1.31%) SAN
15 45 (1.16%) MPLS
16 44 (1.13%) IPsec
17 43 (1.10%) SSL
18 37 (0.95%) Wireshark
19 33 (0.85%) NetScaler
20 30 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 37 (0.95%) Big Data
3 36 (0.92%) MySQL
4 34 (0.87%) Power BI
5 31 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 28 (0.72%) Hadoop
8 20 (0.51%) MongoDB
8 20 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 18 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 15 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (0.28%) Apache Hive
13 9 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (0.23%) Data Lake
14 8 (0.21%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.21%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 34 (0.87%) JIRA
2 31 (0.80%) Visual Studio
3 30 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 25 (0.64%) Metasploit
4 25 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 16 (0.41%) Burp Suite
7 12 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (0.26%) JUnit
10 9 (0.23%) Selenium
11 7 (0.18%) Rational DOORS
11 7 (0.18%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (0.15%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.13%) Snyk
13 5 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (0.10%) fastlane
14 4 (0.10%) Maven
14 4 (0.10%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1,003 (25.76%) Finance
2 318 (8.17%) Legal
3 189 (4.85%) Public Sector
4 180 (4.62%) Law
5 138 (3.54%) Banking
6 122 (3.13%) Retail
7 95 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 87 (2.23%) Manufacturing
8 87 (2.23%) Marketing
9 56 (1.44%) Back Office
10 37 (0.95%) Electronics
11 33 (0.85%) Games
12 26 (0.67%) Advertising
12 26 (0.67%) Automotive
13 20 (0.51%) Aerospace
13 20 (0.51%) Military
14 18 (0.46%) Financial Institution
14 18 (0.46%) Front Office
15 17 (0.44%) French Language
16 16 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 838 (21.52%) Analyst
2 631 (16.20%) Security Analyst
3 452 (11.61%) Security Manager
4 389 (9.99%) Security Engineer
5 324 (8.32%) Information Analyst
6 321 (8.24%) Information Security Analyst
7 319 (8.19%) Architect
8 309 (7.94%) Information Manager
8 309 (7.94%) Information Security Manager
9 266 (6.83%) Consultant
10 218 (5.60%) Security Architect
11 202 (5.19%) Security Officer
12 199 (5.11%) Security Consultant
13 166 (4.26%) Information Security Officer
14 151 (3.88%) Security Specialist
15 147 (3.78%) Information Officer
16 140 (3.60%) IT Analyst
17 123 (3.16%) IT Manager
18 122 (3.13%) IT Engineer
19 112 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (2.57%) .NET
2 74 (1.90%) SailPoint
3 68 (1.75%) HTML
4 62 (1.59%) Web Services
5 53 (1.36%) OAuth
6 46 (1.18%) OpenID
7 39 (1.00%) CSS
7 39 (1.00%) SAML
8 37 (0.95%) .NET Framework
9 34 (0.87%) HTML5
10 31 (0.80%) jQuery
11 30 (0.77%) React
12 25 (0.64%) Middleware
13 23 (0.59%) AngularJS
14 22 (0.56%) LDAP
14 22 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
14 22 (0.56%) XML
15 21 (0.54%) ASP.NET
15 21 (0.54%) LAMP
16 19 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 936 (24.04%) Management Information System
2 350 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
4 127 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 113 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
6 108 (2.77%) Data Protection Act
7 90 (2.31%) User Experience
8 83 (2.13%) Security Operations Centre
9 74 (1.90%) Cyber Defence
10 70 (1.80%) CESG
11 68 (1.75%) Cyberattack
12 66 (1.69%) Mobile App
13 65 (1.67%) Public Cloud
14 54 (1.39%) PKI
15 46 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 40 (1.03%) Cloud Native
17 35 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
18 34 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
19 32 (0.82%) Clustering
20 29 (0.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 663 (17.03%) Windows
2 432 (11.09%) Linux
3 214 (5.50%) Windows Server
4 144 (3.70%) Unix
5 122 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 86 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (2.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 57 (1.46%) Windows 7
9 48 (1.23%) Android
9 48 (1.23%) Mac OS
10 33 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 29 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 24 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (0.51%) Kali Linux
13 20 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
14 12 (0.31%) Solaris
15 9 (0.23%) CentOS
15 9 (0.23%) Debian
16 8 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,349 (34.64%) Cybersecurity
2 698 (17.93%) Risk Management
3 608 (15.61%) SIEM
4 586 (15.05%) Security Management
5 555 (14.25%) ITIL
6 518 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
7 471 (12.10%) Security Operations
8 455 (11.68%) Penetration Testing
9 446 (11.45%) Information Security Management
10 417 (10.71%) ISMS
11 414 (10.63%) Data Protection
12 389 (9.99%) Vulnerability Management
13 363 (9.32%) Security Architecture
14 319 (8.19%) Problem-Solving
15 307 (7.88%) Incident Management
16 297 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
17 269 (6.91%) DevOps
18 243 (6.24%) Continuous Improvement
19 239 (6.14%) Risk Assessment
20 230 (5.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (6.83%) Python
2 234 (6.01%) PowerShell
3 197 (5.06%) SQL
4 141 (3.62%) Java
5 98 (2.52%) JavaScript
6 96 (2.47%) Bash Shell
7 83 (2.13%) C
7 83 (2.13%) C#
8 53 (1.36%) Perl
9 48 (1.23%) Ruby
10 40 (1.03%) C++
10 40 (1.03%) PHP
11 28 (0.72%) Go
12 25 (0.64%) T-SQL
13 24 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.49%) Scala
15 12 (0.31%) Apple Swift
15 12 (0.31%) VBScript
16 8 (0.21%) TypeScript
16 8 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1,188 (30.51%) CISSP
2 824 (21.16%) CISM
3 447 (11.48%) Degree
4 407 (10.45%) CISA
5 368 (9.45%) Cisco Certification
6 326 (8.37%) Security Cleared
7 219 (5.62%) SC Cleared
8 197 (5.06%) CEH
9 152 (3.90%) CRISC
10 135 (3.47%) CESG Certified Professional
11 124 (3.18%) CCNP
12 122 (3.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 113 (2.90%) CCNA
14 111 (2.85%) GIAC
14 111 (2.85%) IISP
15 107 (2.75%) SANS
16 90 (2.31%) CCSP
17 82 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
18 80 (2.05%) DV Cleared
19 70 (1.80%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,303 (33.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 595 (15.28%) GDPR
3 517 (13.28%) PCI DSS
4 427 (10.97%) NIST
5 215 (5.52%) Cyber Essentials
6 199 (5.11%) COBIT
7 151 (3.88%) SLA
8 118 (3.03%) QA
9 116 (2.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 106 (2.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 96 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 90 (2.31%) NCSC
13 88 (2.26%) JSP 440
14 67 (1.72%) ISO 9001
15 51 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 49 (1.26%) NIST 800
17 43 (1.10%) ISO 22301
18 27 (0.69%) Data Quality
18 27 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
19 26 (0.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 356 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 164 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 83 (2.13%) Docker
5 35 (0.90%) XenApp
6 29 (0.74%) vSphere
7 28 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (0.69%) BitLocker
9 21 (0.54%) Firmware
9 21 (0.54%) XenDesktop
10 17 (0.44%) Snort
11 16 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.33%) VMware NSX
13 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.18%) HDFS
15 6 (0.15%) OpenAM
16 5 (0.13%) KVM
16 5 (0.13%) Squid
17 4 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 102 (2.62%) Nessus
2 65 (1.67%) Kubernetes
3 64 (1.64%) Terraform
4 48 (1.23%) Ansible
5 47 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 46 (1.18%) SCCM
7 29 (0.74%) Single Sign-On
8 25 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 25 (0.64%) QRadar
9 22 (0.56%) Nmap
10 21 (0.54%) WSUS
11 17 (0.44%) Puppet
12 16 (0.41%) EnCase
13 15 (0.39%) Backup Exec
13 15 (0.39%) CSIRT
13 15 (0.39%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 15 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.31%) HP Fortify
14 12 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 609 (15.64%) Microsoft
2 246 (6.32%) VMware
3 242 (6.21%) Cisco
4 127 (3.26%) Splunk
5 121 (3.11%) Citrix
6 103 (2.65%) Palo Alto
7 98 (2.52%) Qualys
8 97 (2.49%) CyberArk
9 77 (1.98%) McAfee
10 66 (1.69%) HP
11 63 (1.62%) CheckPoint
12 60 (1.54%) Dell
13 59 (1.52%) Juniper
14 56 (1.44%) LogRhythm
15 55 (1.41%) Oracle
16 54 (1.39%) Sophos
17 52 (1.34%) SAP
18 51 (1.31%) ArcSight
19 48 (1.23%) Sony
20 46 (1.18%) Sun