Period
to 17 January 2022

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 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 119 99 94
Rank change year-on-year -20 -5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 3,681 1,967 4,123
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.93% 3.21% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 3.45% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2,427 1,407 3,053
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,288 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%

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 117,913 56,997 116,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.85% 92.95% 92.57%
Number of salaries quoted 77,883 46,552 93,626
10th Percentile £33,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £43,750 £41,750 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,840
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.89% +1.87%

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -17 3,231 £62,000 -0.80% 496
UK excluding London -9 1,922 £55,000 +4.76% 334
London -28 1,398 £70,000 - 203
Work from Home -27 650 £65,000 +6.12% 71
South East -20 622 £60,000 +14.29% 68
North of England -19 449 £50,000 -9.09% 86
Midlands -12 347 £55,000 -4.35% 62
North West -13 278 £50,000 -9.09% 43
West Midlands -13 244 £57,483 -8.03% 40
South West -4 174 £57,500 +15.00% 37
Yorkshire -15 149 £50,000 - 29
Scotland +14 140 £47,500 -0.16% 24
East of England -11 140 £52,500 -4.55% 37
East Midlands -17 91 £55,000 +26.44% 20
Wales -19 45 £55,000 +2.33% 13
North East -13 24 £55,000 +30.95% 14
Northern Ireland -17 24 £43,125 +1.47% 8

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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 1,312 (35.64%) Cybersecurity
2 1,065 (28.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,012 (27.49%) Management Information System
4 978 (26.57%) Social Skills
5 955 (25.94%) Azure
6 919 (24.97%) Risk Management
7 840 (22.82%) Finance
8 802 (21.79%) CISSP
9 787 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
10 775 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 632 (17.17%) AWS
12 591 (16.06%) GDPR
13 563 (15.29%) CISM
14 555 (15.08%) Firewall
15 554 (15.05%) Degree
16 489 (13.28%) SIEM
17 464 (12.61%) Service Delivery
18 451 (12.25%) DevOps
19 448 (12.17%) Data Protection
20 443 (12.03%) Windows
21 435 (11.82%) Microsoft 365
22 428 (11.63%) NIST
23 423 (11.49%) Legal
24 421 (11.44%) Line Management
25 414 (11.25%) Security Management
26 402 (10.92%) Python
27 383 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
28 379 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
29 357 (9.70%) Analytics
30 351 (9.54%) ITIL

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
1 108 (2.93%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.06%) Confluence
3 31 (0.84%) IIS
4 27 (0.73%) Apache Spark
5 26 (0.71%) MS Exchange
6 19 (0.52%) CMS
7 16 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (0.38%) OpenStack
9 13 (0.35%) WordPress
10 10 (0.27%) SAS
11 9 (0.24%) Apache
12 8 (0.22%) Umbraco
13 7 (0.19%) MTS
13 7 (0.19%) nginx
14 4 (0.11%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.081%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.054%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.054%) TPMS
16 2 (0.054%) WebLogic
17 1 (0.027%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 239 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
2 190 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 80 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 31 (0.84%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.33%) Revit
7 8 (0.22%) Adobe Premiere
7 8 (0.22%) InDesign
7 8 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.11%) SPSS
9 4 (0.11%) Stata
Business Applications
1 81 (2.20%) Sentinel
2 30 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 26 (0.71%) Maximo
4 11 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
6 7 (0.19%) SAP Business One
7 6 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 5 (0.14%) Elite 3E
9 2 (0.054%) assyst
9 2 (0.054%) NetSuite
9 2 (0.054%) RESILIA
9 2 (0.054%) Unica
10 1 (0.027%) Magento
10 1 (0.027%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.027%) Sage 200
10 1 (0.027%) SAP EHS
10 1 (0.027%) SAP S/4HANA
10 1 (0.027%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.027%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.027%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 955 (25.94%) Azure
2 632 (17.17%) AWS
3 435 (11.82%) Microsoft 365
4 188 (5.11%) SaaS
5 166 (4.51%) Power Platform
6 156 (4.24%) IaaS
7 144 (3.91%) PaaS
8 129 (3.50%) GCP
9 114 (3.10%) Serverless
10 98 (2.66%) Azure Sentinel
11 92 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
12 91 (2.47%) Azure Data Factory
13 72 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
14 69 (1.87%) Azure Monitor
15 65 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
16 62 (1.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 60 (1.63%) Amazon S3
18 58 (1.58%) Amazon GuardDuty
18 58 (1.58%) AWS CloudTrail
19 55 (1.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 555 (15.08%) Firewall
2 277 (7.53%) Network Security
3 108 (2.93%) VPN
4 106 (2.88%) WAN
5 101 (2.74%) TCP/IP
6 88 (2.39%) LAN
7 85 (2.31%) DNS
8 80 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 54 (1.47%) Internet
10 45 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
11 42 (1.14%) HTTP
12 39 (1.06%) DHCP
13 38 (1.03%) Wireless
14 37 (1.01%) SSL
15 33 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
16 32 (0.87%) VLAN
17 27 (0.73%) Intranet
18 26 (0.71%) Cisco ISE
19 24 (0.65%) SMTP
20 20 (0.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (4.78%) NoSQL
2 160 (4.35%) Power BI
3 159 (4.32%) SQL Server
4 153 (4.16%) Big Data
5 132 (3.59%) Data Lake
6 120 (3.26%) MongoDB
7 110 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 104 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 85 (2.31%) HDInsight
10 44 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 43 (1.17%) MySQL
12 38 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
13 35 (0.95%) Hadoop
14 31 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 29 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
16 25 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
17 24 (0.65%) BigQuery
18 23 (0.62%) Redis
19 20 (0.54%) HBase
Development Applications
1 84 (2.28%) JIRA
2 80 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 49 (1.33%) Jenkins
4 36 (0.98%) Burp Suite
5 24 (0.65%) Selenium
6 18 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (0.43%) SonarQube
8 14 (0.38%) JUnit
9 13 (0.35%) Jasmine
9 13 (0.35%) Protractor
10 11 (0.30%) Subversion
10 11 (0.30%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.27%) CircleCI
11 10 (0.27%) GitLab
11 10 (0.27%) Metasploit
12 9 (0.24%) SpecFlow
12 9 (0.24%) webpack
13 8 (0.22%) Maven
13 8 (0.22%) Postman
13 8 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 978 (26.57%) Social Skills
2 840 (22.82%) Finance
3 423 (11.49%) Legal
4 383 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
5 333 (9.05%) Retail
6 161 (4.37%) Law
7 144 (3.91%) Public Sector
8 136 (3.69%) Organisational Skills
9 117 (3.18%) Presentation Skills
10 110 (2.99%) Telecoms
11 106 (2.88%) Banking
12 102 (2.77%) Marketing
13 97 (2.64%) Influencing Skills
14 93 (2.53%) Manufacturing
15 81 (2.20%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 64 (1.74%) Electronics
17 36 (0.98%) Back Office
18 35 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
19 27 (0.73%) Documentation Skills
20 26 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 632 (17.17%) Analyst
2 413 (11.22%) Security Analyst
3 379 (10.30%) Security Manager
4 375 (10.19%) Security Engineer
5 355 (9.64%) Architect
6 259 (7.04%) Consultant
7 216 (5.87%) Security Architect
8 199 (5.41%) Information Security Manager
9 197 (5.35%) Information Manager
10 188 (5.11%) Information Analyst
11 183 (4.97%) Information Security Analyst
12 181 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 155 (4.21%) Security Consultant
14 119 (3.23%) IT Manager
15 118 (3.21%) Security Officer
16 109 (2.96%) IT Analyst
17 108 (2.93%) Developer
18 103 (2.80%) Security Specialist
19 97 (2.64%) Data Engineer
20 90 (2.44%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (3.31%) .NET
2 92 (2.50%) React
3 81 (2.20%) HTML
4 75 (2.04%) Web Services
5 71 (1.93%) REST
6 70 (1.90%) AngularJS
7 69 (1.87%) JSON
8 61 (1.66%) XML
9 58 (1.58%) ASP.NET
10 56 (1.52%) Node.js
11 47 (1.28%) CSS
12 44 (1.20%) jQuery
13 40 (1.09%) SOAP
14 36 (0.98%) Kafka
14 36 (0.98%) Middleware
15 34 (0.92%) .NET Framework
16 32 (0.87%) Entity Framework
17 30 (0.81%) OAuth
18 28 (0.76%) OpenID
19 27 (0.73%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,012 (27.49%) Management Information System
2 185 (5.03%) Cyberthreat
3 172 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
4 137 (3.72%) Data Centre
5 122 (3.31%) Data Protection Act
6 104 (2.83%) Security Operations Centre
7 77 (2.09%) User Experience
8 70 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 64 (1.74%) Mobile App
10 61 (1.66%) Cyberattack
11 57 (1.55%) Virtual Team
12 54 (1.47%) Social Media
13 44 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 44 (1.20%) PKI
14 40 (1.09%) Cloud Native
14 40 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
15 39 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
16 38 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
17 37 (1.01%) Blog
18 36 (0.98%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 443 (12.03%) Windows
2 322 (8.75%) Linux
3 121 (3.29%) Windows Server
4 76 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 74 (2.01%) Mac OS
6 64 (1.74%) Unix
7 41 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (1.11%) Windows Server 2016
8 28 (0.76%) VMS
8 28 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 20 (0.54%) Kali Linux
9 20 (0.54%) Mac OS X
10 19 (0.52%) Apple iOS
11 17 (0.46%) Android
12 13 (0.35%) CentOS
12 13 (0.35%) Solaris
13 11 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.16%) Debian
15 5 (0.14%) AIX
15 5 (0.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,312 (35.64%) Cybersecurity
2 919 (24.97%) Risk Management
3 787 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
4 489 (13.28%) SIEM
5 464 (12.61%) Service Delivery
6 451 (12.25%) DevOps
7 448 (12.17%) Data Protection
8 421 (11.44%) Line Management
9 414 (11.25%) Security Management
10 379 (10.30%) Problem-Solving
11 357 (9.70%) Analytics
12 351 (9.54%) ITIL
13 338 (9.18%) Security Operations
14 314 (8.53%) ISMS
15 308 (8.37%) Mentoring
16 299 (8.12%) Information Security Management
17 277 (7.53%) Security Architecture
18 273 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
19 272 (7.39%) Project Management
20 271 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 402 (10.92%) Python
2 344 (9.35%) SQL
3 288 (7.82%) C#
4 258 (7.01%) PowerShell
5 213 (5.79%) JavaScript
6 210 (5.70%) Java
7 86 (2.34%) Ruby
8 85 (2.31%) VB
9 80 (2.17%) C
10 69 (1.87%) Bash
11 59 (1.60%) Perl
12 41 (1.11%) Go
13 35 (0.95%) TypeScript
14 22 (0.60%) PHP
15 20 (0.54%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.41%) VBA
17 14 (0.38%) Rust
18 13 (0.35%) R
18 13 (0.35%) Shell Script
19 11 (0.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 802 (21.79%) CISSP
2 563 (15.29%) CISM
3 554 (15.05%) Degree
4 263 (7.14%) CISA
5 214 (5.81%) Security Cleared
6 204 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
7 167 (4.54%) CRISC
8 166 (4.51%) CEH
9 157 (4.27%) SC Cleared
10 144 (3.91%) SANS
11 89 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 88 (2.39%) CompTIA Security+
13 86 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 83 (2.25%) CCNA
15 81 (2.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 81 (2.20%) GCIH
16 75 (2.04%) GCIA
17 73 (1.98%) OSCP
18 69 (1.87%) GIAC
19 61 (1.66%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,065 (28.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 591 (16.06%) GDPR
3 428 (11.63%) NIST
4 339 (9.21%) PCI DSS
5 266 (7.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 170 (4.62%) GRC
7 131 (3.56%) COBIT
8 124 (3.37%) SLA
9 112 (3.04%) QA
10 90 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 88 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 79 (2.15%) NCSC
13 62 (1.68%) SOC 2
14 51 (1.39%) ISO 22301
15 50 (1.36%) Data Quality
16 45 (1.22%) HIPAA
17 35 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 34 (0.92%) ISO 9001
19 32 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27005
20 30 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 250 (6.79%) Active Directory
2 92 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.06%) Docker
4 66 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.52%) Firmware
7 17 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (0.43%) VMware NSX
9 13 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 11 (0.30%) vSphere
11 10 (0.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 8 (0.22%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.16%) LXC
13 6 (0.16%) Snort
13 6 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.14%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.14%) OpenIDM
14 5 (0.14%) RACF
15 4 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 119 (3.23%) Kubernetes
2 99 (2.69%) Terraform
3 62 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 51 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
5 47 (1.28%) Ansible
6 42 (1.14%) Nessus
7 36 (0.98%) SCCM
8 33 (0.90%) QRadar
9 30 (0.81%) Puppet
10 27 (0.73%) CASB
11 24 (0.65%) CSIRT
12 16 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
12 16 (0.43%) Packer
13 13 (0.35%) FortiGate
14 11 (0.30%) HP Fortify
15 10 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
15 10 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
16 8 (0.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 8 (0.22%) Kibana
16 8 (0.22%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 775 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 179 (4.86%) Cisco
3 150 (4.07%) VMware
4 130 (3.53%) Google
5 105 (2.85%) Splunk
6 98 (2.66%) Databricks
7 85 (2.31%) Palantir
8 77 (2.09%) Oracle
9 67 (1.82%) SAP
10 59 (1.60%) CheckPoint
11 46 (1.25%) Palo Alto
12 39 (1.06%) Meraki
13 38 (1.03%) ServiceNow
14 33 (0.90%) Apple
15 32 (0.87%) Atlassian
16 31 (0.84%) Darktrace
17 30 (0.81%) Citrix
18 29 (0.79%) CyberArk
19 27 (0.73%) F5
19 27 (0.73%) Qualys