Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 105 140
Rank change year-on-year -13 +35 +61
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4762 5818 5054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.67% 2.87% 2.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 3.23% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3712 4601 4087
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +6.80%
10th Percentile £35,525 £36,250 £33,738
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +8.70%

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 160109 179919 194848
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.89% 87.86%
Number of salaries quoted 128522 149744 158446
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017. 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 -14 4521 £60,000 +4.35% 311
London +6 2328 £65,000 - 135
UK excluding London -36 2321 £50,000 -4.76% 191
South East -58 684 £52,500 -4.55% 55
North of England -19 655 £50,000 - 56
North West +15 382 £55,000 -0.45% 27
Midlands -34 347 £50,500 -8.18% 25
East of England -11 264 £55,000 +8.80% 22
West Midlands -32 260 £53,500 -2.73% 18
South West -6 240 £55,000 +10.00% 18
Yorkshire -55 235 £44,031 -4.28% 24
Scotland -3 88 £57,500 +15.00% 10
East Midlands -10 81 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Wales +28 51 £44,000 +6.02% 4
North East +31 38 £45,000 +18.42% 5
Northern Ireland -4 16 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Isle of Man - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1883 (39.54%) CISSP
2 1625 (34.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1433 (30.09%) Finance
4 1357 (28.50%) CISM
5 1251 (26.27%) Cybersecurity
6 1093 (22.95%) Management Information System
7 1021 (21.44%) Risk Management
8 975 (20.47%) Degree
9 894 (18.77%) Firewall
10 835 (17.53%) CISA
11 812 (17.05%) PCI DSS
12 779 (16.36%) Windows
13 761 (15.98%) Data Protection
14 753 (15.81%) SIEM
15 710 (14.91%) ITIL
16 657 (13.80%) Penetration Testing
17 640 (13.44%) Security Architecture
18 618 (12.98%) Linux
19 556 (11.68%) Security Operations
20 515 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
21 506 (10.63%) Network Security
22 505 (10.60%) Security Management
23 454 (9.53%) Microsoft
24 451 (9.47%) Computer Science
25 444 (9.32%) Security Cleared
26 427 (8.97%) Project Management
26 427 (8.97%) Vulnerability Management
27 412 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
27 412 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
28 401 (8.42%) Active Directory

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
1 103 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 72 (1.51%) IIS
3 60 (1.26%) SharePoint
4 51 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
5 26 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (0.46%) CMS
6 22 (0.46%) Skype for Business
7 20 (0.42%) Apache
8 18 (0.38%) Apache Spark
9 15 (0.31%) Apache Pig
10 14 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
13 9 (0.19%) nginx
14 8 (0.17%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.15%) MS Project Server
15 7 (0.15%) SAS
16 5 (0.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 99 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 46 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 27 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.084%) SPSS
8 3 (0.063%) GIMP
9 1 (0.021%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 32 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (0.42%) Sentinel
3 18 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 12 (0.25%) assyst
4 12 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.15%) Magento
6 6 (0.13%) Sage CRM
7 4 (0.084%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.084%) Infor M3
7 4 (0.084%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.063%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.063%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.063%) Unica
9 2 (0.042%) BASE24
9 2 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.042%) Veritas eDiscovery
10 1 (0.021%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.021%) Maximo
10 1 (0.021%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 207 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 173 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 142 (2.98%) SaaS
4 109 (2.29%) Office 365
5 94 (1.97%) IaaS
6 42 (0.88%) PaaS
7 37 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
8 28 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.17%) Force.com
13 5 (0.10%) Trello
14 4 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.084%) G Suite
14 4 (0.084%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.084%) Sumo Logic
15 3 (0.063%) Google Compute Engine
15 3 (0.063%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 894 (18.77%) Firewall
2 506 (10.63%) Network Security
3 288 (6.05%) TCP/IP
4 226 (4.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 207 (4.35%) LAN
6 205 (4.30%) WAN
7 197 (4.14%) Internet
8 144 (3.02%) VPN
9 139 (2.92%) DNS
10 85 (1.78%) DHCP
11 75 (1.57%) Wireless
12 74 (1.55%) VoIP
13 69 (1.45%) SAN
14 59 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
15 53 (1.11%) HTTP
16 50 (1.05%) Wireshark
17 47 (0.99%) LDAP
18 45 (0.94%) SSL
19 42 (0.88%) VLAN
20 34 (0.71%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 70 (1.47%) MySQL
3 54 (1.13%) Hadoop
4 51 (1.07%) Big Data
5 49 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 44 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 41 (0.86%) Relational Database
9 39 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
11 32 (0.67%) GIS
12 31 (0.65%) MongoDB
13 24 (0.50%) NoSQL
13 24 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (0.48%) RDBMS
14 23 (0.48%) SQL Server 2000
14 23 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
15 16 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
16 15 (0.31%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 15 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (0.80%) Burp Suite
2 33 (0.69%) Metasploit
3 26 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 21 (0.44%) AppScan
5 20 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (0.40%) Git (software)
7 18 (0.38%) JIRA
8 16 (0.34%) Paros
9 13 (0.27%) Selenium
9 13 (0.27%) WebScarab
10 12 (0.25%) TeamCity
11 11 (0.23%) Visual Studio
12 10 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
13 6 (0.13%) Bugzilla
13 6 (0.13%) Fiddler
13 6 (0.13%) HP UFT
13 6 (0.13%) SoapUI
13 6 (0.13%) Toad
13 6 (0.13%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.084%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1433 (30.09%) Finance
2 370 (7.77%) Banking
3 291 (6.11%) Legal
4 219 (4.60%) Retail
5 187 (3.93%) Telecoms
6 129 (2.71%) Marketing
7 100 (2.10%) Financial Institution
8 96 (2.02%) Law
9 88 (1.85%) Manufacturing
10 56 (1.18%) Investment Banking
11 49 (1.03%) Electronics
12 39 (0.82%) Advertising
13 37 (0.78%) Digital Economy
14 27 (0.57%) Retail Banking
15 24 (0.50%) Games
16 21 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
16 21 (0.44%) Publishing
17 17 (0.36%) Military
17 17 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
18 16 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1026 (21.55%) Analyst
2 784 (16.46%) Security Analyst
3 629 (13.21%) Security Manager
4 514 (10.79%) Consultant
5 408 (8.57%) Information Analyst
6 401 (8.42%) Information Security Analyst
7 390 (8.19%) Security Consultant
8 367 (7.71%) Architect
9 330 (6.93%) Information Manager
10 323 (6.78%) Information Security Manager
11 310 (6.51%) Security Engineer
12 248 (5.21%) Security Architect
13 227 (4.77%) IT Manager
14 225 (4.72%) Security Specialist
15 219 (4.60%) Security Officer
16 183 (3.84%) Information Security Consultant
17 171 (3.59%) IT Analyst
18 165 (3.46%) Information Security Officer
19 146 (3.07%) Information Officer
20 139 (2.92%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (2.88%) .NET
2 126 (2.65%) Web Services
3 83 (1.74%) HTML
4 74 (1.55%) SailPoint
5 41 (0.86%) Middleware
6 39 (0.82%) CSS
7 35 (0.73%) AngularJS
8 31 (0.65%) ASP.NET
9 29 (0.61%) HTML5
10 28 (0.59%) REST
11 23 (0.48%) LAMP
12 22 (0.46%) 802.1X
12 22 (0.46%) XML
13 21 (0.44%) OAuth
14 20 (0.42%) Regular Expression
15 19 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (0.38%) jQuery
16 18 (0.38%) React
17 16 (0.34%) RESTful
18 15 (0.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1093 (22.95%) Management Information System
2 451 (9.47%) Computer Science
3 412 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
4 289 (6.07%) Data Protection Act
5 166 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 148 (3.11%) Cyberthreat
7 141 (2.96%) Security Operations Centre
8 110 (2.31%) CESG
9 99 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
10 97 (2.04%) Cyber Attack
11 89 (1.87%) Mobile App
12 71 (1.49%) PKI
13 50 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 48 (1.01%) Driving Licence
14 48 (1.01%) Fintech
15 46 (0.97%) User Experience
16 45 (0.94%) NHS
17 44 (0.92%) Virtual Team
18 42 (0.88%) Cybercrime
19 40 (0.84%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 779 (16.36%) Windows
2 618 (12.98%) Linux
3 307 (6.45%) Unix
4 284 (5.96%) Windows Server
5 118 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 51 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 43 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 40 (0.84%) Android
11 39 (0.82%) Windows 7
12 38 (0.80%) CentOS
12 38 (0.80%) Windows 10
13 31 (0.65%) Windows XP
14 22 (0.46%) Solaris
15 21 (0.44%) Kali Linux
15 21 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 13 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
18 10 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1251 (26.27%) Cybersecurity
2 1021 (21.44%) Risk Management
3 761 (15.98%) Data Protection
4 753 (15.81%) SIEM
5 710 (14.91%) ITIL
6 657 (13.80%) Penetration Testing
7 640 (13.44%) Security Architecture
8 556 (11.68%) Security Operations
9 515 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
10 505 (10.60%) Security Management
11 427 (8.97%) Project Management
11 427 (8.97%) Vulnerability Management
12 412 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 384 (8.06%) Information Security Management
14 343 (7.20%) ISMS
15 332 (6.97%) Incident Management
16 326 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
17 319 (6.70%) Change Management
18 299 (6.28%) Risk Assessment
19 290 (6.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 233 (4.89%) Python
2 232 (4.87%) SQL
3 195 (4.09%) Java
4 148 (3.11%) Perl
5 138 (2.90%) C
6 120 (2.52%) C#
6 120 (2.52%) JavaScript
7 99 (2.08%) PowerShell
8 73 (1.53%) Ruby
9 69 (1.45%) PHP
10 45 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 41 (0.86%) C++
12 33 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 16 (0.34%) VB
14 15 (0.31%) Bourne shell
15 14 (0.29%) VBScript
16 11 (0.23%) Korn
17 9 (0.19%) Go
17 9 (0.19%) VB.NET
18 8 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1883 (39.54%) CISSP
2 1357 (28.50%) CISM
3 975 (20.47%) Degree
4 835 (17.53%) CISA
5 444 (9.32%) Security Cleared
6 294 (6.17%) CEH
7 293 (6.15%) SC Cleared
8 282 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
9 248 (5.21%) GIAC
10 229 (4.81%) SANS
11 181 (3.80%) CRISC
12 166 (3.49%) GCIH
13 147 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 138 (2.90%) CCNA
15 134 (2.81%) CREST Certified
16 126 (2.65%) CESG Certified Professional
17 125 (2.62%) DV Cleared
17 125 (2.62%) GCIA
18 107 (2.25%) SSCP
19 105 (2.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1625 (34.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 812 (17.05%) PCI DSS
3 326 (6.85%) GDPR
4 269 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 202 (4.24%) COBIT
6 177 (3.72%) QA
7 174 (3.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 141 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 107 (2.25%) SLA
10 90 (1.89%) ISO 9001
11 66 (1.39%) ISO 22301
12 57 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 51 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 47 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 42 (0.88%) Data Quality
16 40 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 33 (0.69%) NIST 800
18 30 (0.63%) RMADS
19 28 (0.59%) PMO
20 24 (0.50%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 401 (8.42%) Active Directory
2 125 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 52 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (0.94%) Snort
5 45 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.52%) Docker
6 25 (0.52%) vSphere
7 23 (0.48%) iptables
7 23 (0.48%) ProxySG
8 15 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (0.27%) Firmware
10 11 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.13%) XenApp
13 5 (0.10%) XenServer
14 4 (0.084%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.063%) RACF
15 3 (0.063%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.063%) Xen
Systems Management
1 173 (3.63%) Nessus
2 111 (2.33%) SCCM
3 81 (1.70%) CSIRT
4 80 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
5 64 (1.34%) QRadar
6 48 (1.01%) Puppet
7 44 (0.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 41 (0.86%) Ansible
9 38 (0.80%) Nmap
10 35 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 29 (0.61%) Nexpose
11 29 (0.61%) PowerBroker
12 28 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
13 26 (0.55%) EnCase
14 25 (0.52%) WSUS
15 21 (0.44%) FortiGate
15 21 (0.44%) RSA Security Analytics
15 21 (0.44%) SELinux
16 20 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
17 19 (0.40%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 454 (9.53%) Microsoft
2 339 (7.12%) Cisco
3 198 (4.16%) VMware
4 161 (3.38%) Oracle
5 147 (3.09%) CheckPoint
6 142 (2.98%) Splunk
7 136 (2.86%) McAfee
8 134 (2.81%) Palo Alto
9 110 (2.31%) CyberArk
10 109 (2.29%) LogRhythm
10 109 (2.29%) Symantec
11 99 (2.08%) ArcSight
12 90 (1.89%) Qualys
13 87 (1.83%) HP
14 67 (1.41%) Juniper
15 62 (1.30%) F5
16 61 (1.28%) Cadence
16 61 (1.28%) Citrix
17 58 (1.22%) SolarWinds
18 56 (1.18%) Apple
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum + To £60K Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £53000 - £68000 per annum + bonus + benefits + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance, Bonus, pension etc
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + plus 20% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Circa £62,500 dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Circa £62,500 dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + 20% Annual Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Modis International
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + bonus&bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30k-£35k + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Salary circa £35,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Modis International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: 3 days ago