Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 112 93
Rank change year-on-year +23 -19 +45
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5,380 5,077 5,672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.32% 2.85% 3.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 3.11% 3.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,875 3,804 4,491
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +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 147,698 163,216 171,560
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.11% 91.49% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 117,431 129,024 142,667
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,615
90th Percentile £84,250 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +26 5,121 £60,000 +4.35% 666
UK excluding London +47 3,076 £52,500 +5.00% 449
London -3 2,171 £67,500 +3.85% 254
North of England +40 950 £50,000 +5.26% 115
South East +21 874 £60,000 +11.63% 113
North West +46 612 £54,500 +9.00% 66
East of England +84 433 £48,000 -12.73% 54
Midlands +52 397 £52,500 +5.00% 66
Yorkshire +28 304 £45,000 - 42
West Midlands +46 284 £50,000 - 48
South West +19 271 £47,750 +0.53% 65
East Midlands +39 108 £53,260 +12.13% 17
Scotland +10 107 £45,750 -8.50% 29
Wales +9 34 £42,500 +40.50% 7
North East -15 34 £45,595 -13.15% 7
Northern Ireland +2 12 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Isle of Man +9 1 £55,000 +120.00%

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 1,936 (35.99%) CISSP
2 1,890 (35.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,794 (33.35%) Cybersecurity
4 1,296 (24.09%) Management Information System
5 1,269 (23.59%) Finance
6 1,179 (21.91%) Risk Management
7 1,136 (21.12%) CISM
8 1,031 (19.16%) Windows
9 971 (18.05%) SIEM
10 927 (17.23%) Firewall
11 911 (16.93%) Degree
12 878 (16.32%) GDPR
13 862 (16.02%) Data Protection
14 851 (15.82%) Linux
15 824 (15.32%) Microsoft
16 776 (14.42%) PCI DSS
17 745 (13.85%) ITIL
18 737 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
19 689 (12.81%) Penetration Testing
20 683 (12.70%) Security Operations
21 653 (12.14%) CISA
22 651 (12.10%) Vulnerability Management
23 640 (11.90%) Security Management
24 608 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
25 587 (10.91%) Network Security
26 555 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
27 541 (10.06%) Security Architecture
28 526 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
29 491 (9.13%) Continuous Improvement
30 487 (9.05%) Legal

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 78 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 62 (1.15%) IIS
3 47 (0.87%) Apache
4 45 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 31 (0.58%) Confluence
7 28 (0.52%) Apache Spark
8 24 (0.45%) CMS
9 20 (0.37%) Skype for Business
10 15 (0.28%) nginx
11 10 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.17%) SAS
13 8 (0.15%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
15 6 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.11%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.11%) uWSGI
16 5 (0.093%) Exchange Server 2010
16 5 (0.093%) Tornado
Applications
1 199 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 115 (2.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 86 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
4 57 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.074%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.019%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.019%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 31 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.30%) thinkFolio
3 10 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 7 (0.13%) assyst
4 7 (0.13%) SAP GRC
4 7 (0.13%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.093%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.093%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.093%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.093%) SAP MM
5 5 (0.093%) SAP R/3
5 5 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.093%) SAP SD
6 4 (0.074%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.074%) Infor M3
6 4 (0.074%) Relativity
7 3 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.056%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.037%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.019%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 526 (9.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 453 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
3 210 (3.90%) Office 365
4 196 (3.64%) SaaS
5 107 (1.99%) PaaS
6 106 (1.97%) IaaS
7 56 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 40 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 29 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
10 18 (0.33%) G Suite
10 18 (0.33%) GitHub
11 17 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
12 15 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 14 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
14 10 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
15 9 (0.17%) Mimecast
16 8 (0.15%) Serverless
17 5 (0.093%) Amazon S3
17 5 (0.093%) OneDrive
18 4 (0.074%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 927 (17.23%) Firewall
2 587 (10.91%) Network Security
3 332 (6.17%) TCP/IP
4 316 (5.87%) Intrusion Detection
5 257 (4.78%) LAN
6 245 (4.55%) WAN
7 197 (3.66%) VPN
8 183 (3.40%) Internet
9 174 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
10 154 (2.86%) DNS
11 90 (1.67%) Wireshark
12 89 (1.65%) Wireless
13 68 (1.26%) DHCP
14 65 (1.21%) SAN
15 63 (1.17%) HTTP
16 62 (1.15%) VoIP
17 51 (0.95%) SSL
18 50 (0.93%) VLAN
19 46 (0.86%) OSPF
20 44 (0.82%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (3.75%) Big Data
2 192 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 92 (1.71%) Hadoop
4 91 (1.69%) MySQL
5 61 (1.13%) NoSQL
6 55 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 46 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 40 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
9 35 (0.65%) Power BI
10 33 (0.61%) MongoDB
10 33 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (0.43%) Blockchain
12 20 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
13 18 (0.33%) GIS
14 17 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
14 17 (0.32%) SAP HANA
15 16 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 14 (0.26%) CouchDB
17 13 (0.24%) Redis
18 12 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 71 (1.32%) JIRA
2 50 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 48 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 30 (0.56%) Metasploit
5 21 (0.39%) Burp Suite
5 21 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (0.37%) Selenium
7 18 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 17 (0.32%) Cucumber
9 15 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 11 (0.20%) GitLab
11 10 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 9 (0.17%) Hudson
13 8 (0.15%) MSTest
13 8 (0.15%) NUnit
14 7 (0.13%) AppScan
14 7 (0.13%) Bitbucket
15 6 (0.11%) Vagrant
16 5 (0.093%) Subversion
General
1 1,269 (23.59%) Finance
2 487 (9.05%) Legal
3 372 (6.91%) Banking
4 305 (5.67%) Retail
5 159 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 156 (2.90%) Law
7 132 (2.45%) Investment Banking
8 80 (1.49%) Marketing
9 78 (1.45%) Electronics
10 68 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 62 (1.15%) Military
12 53 (0.99%) Games
13 36 (0.67%) Local Government
14 35 (0.65%) Back Office
15 30 (0.56%) Publishing
16 25 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
17 22 (0.41%) Advertising
17 22 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 19 (0.35%) Billing
19 12 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,248 (23.20%) Analyst
2 869 (16.15%) Security Analyst
3 743 (13.81%) Security Manager
4 494 (9.18%) Information Manager
5 487 (9.05%) Information Security Manager
6 473 (8.79%) Consultant
7 458 (8.51%) Architect
8 438 (8.14%) Security Engineer
9 411 (7.64%) Information Analyst
10 397 (7.38%) Information Security Analyst
11 340 (6.32%) Security Consultant
12 297 (5.52%) Security Architect
13 259 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
14 238 (4.42%) IT Analyst
15 223 (4.14%) Senior Security Analyst
16 222 (4.13%) Security Officer
17 198 (3.68%) IT Manager
18 194 (3.61%) IT Security Analyst
19 163 (3.03%) Information Security Officer
20 153 (2.84%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (3.14%) .NET
2 82 (1.52%) HTML
3 81 (1.51%) Web Services
4 68 (1.26%) SailPoint
5 64 (1.19%) REST
6 52 (0.97%) AngularJS
7 45 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
8 44 (0.82%) jQuery
8 44 (0.82%) React
9 39 (0.72%) ASP.NET
10 38 (0.71%) .NET Framework
11 36 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
12 35 (0.65%) J2EE
12 35 (0.65%) Middleware
13 33 (0.61%) CSS
14 29 (0.54%) HTML5
15 28 (0.52%) OAuth
16 27 (0.50%) LDAP
17 25 (0.46%) LAMP
18 24 (0.45%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,296 (24.09%) Management Information System
2 608 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
3 315 (5.86%) Computer Science
4 293 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
5 241 (4.48%) Data Protection Act
6 236 (4.39%) Security Operations Centre
7 226 (4.20%) Data Centre
8 195 (3.62%) Cyberthreat
9 153 (2.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 126 (2.34%) PKI
11 116 (2.16%) Fintech
12 98 (1.82%) Mobile App
13 96 (1.78%) CESG
14 93 (1.73%) User Experience
15 80 (1.49%) Cyberattack
16 65 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 54 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
18 53 (0.99%) NHS
19 51 (0.95%) Robotics
20 47 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,031 (19.16%) Windows
2 851 (15.82%) Linux
3 224 (4.16%) Unix
4 216 (4.01%) Windows Server
5 84 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 79 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 71 (1.32%) Windows 7
7 71 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 65 (1.21%) Android
9 61 (1.13%) Windows 10
9 61 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (0.76%) CentOS
11 26 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.41%) Kali Linux
12 22 (0.41%) Solaris
13 18 (0.33%) AIX
14 16 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.26%) Windows 8
16 12 (0.22%) Debian
17 11 (0.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,794 (33.35%) Cybersecurity
2 1,179 (21.91%) Risk Management
3 971 (18.05%) SIEM
4 862 (16.02%) Data Protection
5 745 (13.85%) ITIL
6 737 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
7 689 (12.81%) Penetration Testing
8 683 (12.70%) Security Operations
9 651 (12.10%) Vulnerability Management
10 640 (11.90%) Security Management
11 555 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
12 541 (10.06%) Security Architecture
13 491 (9.13%) Continuous Improvement
14 486 (9.03%) Incident Management
15 422 (7.84%) Information Security Management
16 392 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 352 (6.54%) ISMS
18 340 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
19 338 (6.28%) Business Continuity
20 337 (6.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 401 (7.45%) SQL
2 309 (5.74%) Python
3 243 (4.52%) Java
4 203 (3.77%) PowerShell
5 165 (3.07%) C#
6 136 (2.53%) C
7 127 (2.36%) Perl
8 125 (2.32%) JavaScript
9 66 (1.23%) Ruby
10 63 (1.17%) C++
11 50 (0.93%) Bash Shell
12 48 (0.89%) PHP
13 34 (0.63%) BeanShell
14 30 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 20 (0.37%) Apple Swift
16 19 (0.35%) Go
17 18 (0.33%) Objective-C
18 17 (0.32%) VBScript
19 15 (0.28%) Scala
19 15 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1,936 (35.99%) CISSP
2 1,136 (21.12%) CISM
3 911 (16.93%) Degree
4 653 (12.14%) CISA
5 364 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
6 351 (6.52%) Security Cleared
7 350 (6.51%) CEH
8 309 (5.74%) SANS
9 237 (4.41%) CRISC
10 217 (4.03%) GIAC
11 199 (3.70%) CREST Certified
12 193 (3.59%) SSCP
13 189 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
14 162 (3.01%) SC Cleared
15 161 (2.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 159 (2.96%) CISMP
17 153 (2.84%) CCNA
18 152 (2.83%) CompTIA Security+
19 139 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
20 114 (2.12%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,890 (35.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 878 (16.32%) GDPR
3 776 (14.42%) PCI DSS
4 252 (4.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 248 (4.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 235 (4.37%) COBIT
7 148 (2.75%) QA
8 147 (2.73%) SLA
9 108 (2.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 57 (1.06%) ISO 9001
11 56 (1.04%) Data Quality
12 53 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 45 (0.84%) ISO 22301
14 39 (0.72%) PMO
15 36 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
16 35 (0.65%) HIPAA
17 33 (0.61%) NIST 800
18 26 (0.48%) GPG13
19 25 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 25 (0.46%) MiFID
System Software
1 400 (7.43%) Active Directory
2 209 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (1.56%) Docker
4 79 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 53 (0.99%) Snort
6 38 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.24%) Firmware
10 10 (0.19%) iptables
11 9 (0.17%) KVM
11 9 (0.17%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.17%) vSphere
12 8 (0.15%) HDFS
13 7 (0.13%) RACF
13 7 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.13%) XenApp
13 7 (0.13%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.11%) Apache Flume
15 5 (0.093%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 104 (1.93%) Nessus
2 90 (1.67%) SCCM
3 55 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (0.97%) Ansible
4 52 (0.97%) Terraform
5 51 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
6 50 (0.93%) RSA Security Analytics
7 48 (0.89%) QRadar
8 47 (0.87%) Kubernetes
9 42 (0.78%) Puppet
10 41 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 36 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
12 34 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
13 32 (0.59%) Single Sign-On
14 30 (0.56%) WSUS
15 29 (0.54%) OSSEC
16 26 (0.48%) CSIRT
17 25 (0.46%) Nmap
18 21 (0.39%) Nexpose
18 21 (0.39%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 824 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 369 (6.86%) Cisco
3 315 (5.86%) VMware
4 227 (4.22%) Splunk
5 158 (2.94%) Oracle
6 155 (2.88%) CheckPoint
7 146 (2.71%) Symantec
8 135 (2.51%) Qualys
9 105 (1.95%) Citrix
10 98 (1.82%) Google
11 90 (1.67%) Palo Alto
12 86 (1.60%) SAP
13 85 (1.58%) McAfee
14 76 (1.41%) LogRhythm
15 69 (1.28%) CyberArk
16 64 (1.19%) SolarWinds
17 56 (1.04%) ArcSight
17 56 (1.04%) Red Hat
17 56 (1.04%) ServiceNow
18 55 (1.02%) Apple