Period
to 13 July 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 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 104 102
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2 +23
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2,684 4,566 5,418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.53% 3.10% 3.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.82% 3.36% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 2,082 3,443 4,120
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,250
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 70,170 135,755 164,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.17% 92.21% 92.12%
Number of salaries quoted 55,978 106,868 131,604
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,916 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
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 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 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 +19 2,474 £60,000 - 173
UK excluding London +8 1,335 £55,000 - 122
London +23 1,244 £65,000 -7.14% 68
South East +10 420 £57,500 - 27
North of England +25 288 £55,000 +0.46% 28
Midlands +45 268 £52,500 +1.94% 18
West Midlands +38 219 £52,500 +5.00% 14
South West +9 176 £45,000 -5.26% 18
Work from Home +33 147 £60,000 -4.00% 25
Yorkshire +71 146 £57,500 +9.52% 9
North West -9 135 £52,500 -11.02% 18
East of England -26 91 £61,250 +2.08% 14
East Midlands +49 62 £48,750 -9.72% 4
Scotland +25 62 £53,750 +19.44% 13
Wales -15 41 £45,000 -6.25% 3
Northern Ireland +21 7 £45,000 +20.00% 1
North East +16 7 £50,000 +12.99% 1

For the 6 months to 13 July 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.

1 931 (34.69%) Cybersecurity
2 888 (33.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 791 (29.47%) CISSP
4 774 (28.84%) Finance
5 580 (21.61%) Management Information System
6 523 (19.49%) Firewall
7 514 (19.15%) Risk Management
8 489 (18.22%) CISM
9 474 (17.66%) Azure
10 457 (17.03%) AWS
11 441 (16.43%) Windows
12 410 (15.28%) Microsoft
13 396 (14.75%) SIEM
14 372 (13.86%) Security Management
15 361 (13.45%) ITIL
16 350 (13.04%) GDPR
17 348 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
18 340 (12.67%) PCI DSS
19 321 (11.96%) Penetration Testing
20 317 (11.81%) Security Operations
21 304 (11.33%) Cisco Certification
22 300 (11.18%) Degree
23 299 (11.14%) NIST
24 294 (10.95%) Linux
25 290 (10.80%) ISMS
26 277 (10.32%) Information Security Management
27 273 (10.17%) Security Architecture
28 271 (10.10%) Office 365
29 264 (9.84%) CISA
30 258 (9.61%) Data Protection

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 64 (2.38%) IIS
2 53 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 26 (0.97%) Apache
3 26 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 21 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 19 (0.71%) Confluence
7 17 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 16 (0.60%) Tomcat
9 12 (0.45%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (0.30%) JBoss
12 7 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.15%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.11%) Gluu
15 2 (0.075%) CMS
15 2 (0.075%) Jupyter
16 1 (0.037%) Apache Solr
16 1 (0.037%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.075%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.037%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.037%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (0.67%) Sentinel
2 10 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.15%) FastStats
4 4 (0.15%) Relativity
4 4 (0.15%) Unica
4 4 (0.15%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 2 (0.075%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.037%) Magento
6 1 (0.037%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.037%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.037%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.037%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.037%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.037%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
6 1 (0.037%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 474 (17.66%) Azure
2 457 (17.03%) AWS
3 271 (10.10%) Office 365
4 163 (6.07%) SaaS
5 108 (4.02%) IaaS
6 95 (3.54%) PaaS
7 60 (2.24%) Serverless
8 56 (2.09%) GCP
9 39 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
10 36 (1.34%) Power Platform
11 33 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
12 31 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 30 (1.12%) Mimecast
14 21 (0.78%) PowerApps
15 19 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (0.67%) Logic Apps
16 18 (0.67%) Slack
16 18 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 17 (0.63%) Azure Functions
18 15 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 523 (19.49%) Firewall
2 178 (6.63%) Network Security
3 167 (6.22%) DNS
4 142 (5.29%) TCP/IP
5 126 (4.69%) VPN
6 109 (4.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 105 (3.91%) LAN
8 100 (3.73%) Internet
9 91 (3.39%) WAN
10 81 (3.02%) DHCP
11 56 (2.09%) Wireless
12 50 (1.86%) VLAN
13 45 (1.68%) HTTP
14 42 (1.56%) Wireshark
15 41 (1.53%) SAN
16 34 (1.27%) MPLS
17 32 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
18 27 (1.01%) Cisco IOS
19 26 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
20 23 (0.86%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (3.46%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.15%) MySQL
3 29 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 24 (0.89%) RDBMS
5 23 (0.86%) NoSQL
6 20 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (0.75%) Power BI
7 17 (0.63%) Big Data
8 14 (0.52%) Data Lake
8 14 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
9 13 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
10 11 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (0.41%) MongoDB
10 11 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.37%) Hadoop
12 9 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.30%) EDRMS
14 6 (0.22%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.19%) OLTP
15 5 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 36 (1.34%) JIRA
2 26 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 26 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 26 (0.97%) Metasploit
3 17 (0.63%) Burp Suite
4 13 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 11 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.37%) GitLab
7 8 (0.30%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.22%) Selenium
9 4 (0.15%) fastlane
9 4 (0.15%) JUnit
9 4 (0.15%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.11%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.11%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.11%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.075%) Bower
11 2 (0.075%) Snyk
11 2 (0.075%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 774 (28.84%) Finance
2 207 (7.71%) Legal
3 122 (4.55%) Law
4 114 (4.25%) Banking
5 100 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 89 (3.32%) Public Sector
7 65 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 62 (2.31%) Retail
9 61 (2.27%) Back Office
10 49 (1.83%) Marketing
11 29 (1.08%) Financial Institution
12 26 (0.97%) Games
13 25 (0.93%) Police
14 22 (0.82%) Electronics
15 17 (0.63%) Advertising
16 16 (0.60%) Front Office
17 14 (0.52%) Aerospace
18 12 (0.45%) Military
18 12 (0.45%) Retail Banking
19 10 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 519 (19.34%) Analyst
2 396 (14.75%) Security Analyst
3 279 (10.39%) Security Engineer
4 226 (8.42%) Consultant
5 223 (8.31%) Security Manager
6 212 (7.90%) Architect
7 202 (7.53%) Information Analyst
8 198 (7.38%) Information Security Analyst
9 165 (6.15%) Security Consultant
10 147 (5.48%) Security Architect
11 137 (5.10%) Security Officer
12 128 (4.77%) Information Manager
13 126 (4.69%) Information Security Manager
14 121 (4.51%) Security Specialist
15 94 (3.50%) Information Security Officer
16 91 (3.39%) IT Manager
17 85 (3.17%) IT Analyst
18 83 (3.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
19 78 (2.91%) Information Officer
20 76 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (3.02%) OAuth
2 80 (2.98%) OpenID
3 78 (2.91%) SailPoint
4 66 (2.46%) SAML
5 65 (2.42%) .NET
6 62 (2.31%) Web Services
7 55 (2.05%) HTML
8 28 (1.04%) jQuery
9 23 (0.86%) LAMP
9 23 (0.86%) Node.js
10 21 (0.78%) HTML5
11 20 (0.75%) CSS
11 20 (0.75%) React
12 17 (0.63%) LDAP
12 17 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
13 16 (0.60%) Middleware
14 15 (0.56%) ASP.NET
14 15 (0.56%) XML
15 14 (0.52%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 580 (21.61%) Management Information System
2 258 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (4.40%) Cyberthreat
4 90 (3.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 89 (3.32%) Self-Motivation
6 78 (2.91%) Data Centre
7 74 (2.76%) Public Cloud
8 57 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
9 56 (2.09%) User Experience
10 53 (1.97%) Cyberattack
11 52 (1.94%) Cyber Defence
11 52 (1.94%) Mobile App
12 45 (1.68%) PKI
13 41 (1.53%) CESG
14 36 (1.34%) Cloud Native
15 30 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 26 (0.97%) Cybercrime
17 22 (0.82%) Clustering
18 21 (0.78%) Driving Licence
19 20 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 441 (16.43%) Windows
2 294 (10.95%) Linux
3 131 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 105 (3.91%) Unix
5 72 (2.68%) Windows 10
6 47 (1.75%) Mac OS
7 44 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
9 36 (1.34%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.01%) Android
11 25 (0.93%) Kali Linux
12 21 (0.78%) Apple iOS
13 19 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
15 10 (0.37%) Solaris
16 9 (0.34%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (0.19%) Debian
19 4 (0.15%) CentOS
19 4 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 931 (34.69%) Cybersecurity
2 514 (19.15%) Risk Management
3 396 (14.75%) SIEM
4 372 (13.86%) Security Management
5 361 (13.45%) ITIL
6 348 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
7 321 (11.96%) Penetration Testing
8 317 (11.81%) Security Operations
9 290 (10.80%) ISMS
10 277 (10.32%) Information Security Management
11 273 (10.17%) Security Architecture
12 258 (9.61%) Data Protection
13 251 (9.35%) Vulnerability Management
14 228 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
15 204 (7.60%) DevOps
16 191 (7.12%) Security Testing
17 186 (6.93%) Incident Management
18 181 (6.74%) Data Privacy
19 172 (6.41%) Continuous Improvement
20 160 (5.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 216 (8.05%) Python
2 200 (7.45%) PowerShell
3 172 (6.41%) SQL
4 107 (3.99%) Java
5 97 (3.61%) Bash Shell
6 63 (2.35%) C#
7 62 (2.31%) JavaScript
8 54 (2.01%) Perl
9 46 (1.71%) C++
10 41 (1.53%) PHP
11 39 (1.45%) C
12 26 (0.97%) Shell Script
13 25 (0.93%) Ruby
14 20 (0.75%) Go
15 16 (0.60%) VBScript
16 12 (0.45%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.26%) Scala
18 6 (0.22%) R
19 5 (0.19%) VB
19 5 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 791 (29.47%) CISSP
2 489 (18.22%) CISM
3 304 (11.33%) Cisco Certification
4 300 (11.18%) Degree
5 264 (9.84%) CISA
6 243 (9.05%) Security Cleared
7 163 (6.07%) SC Cleared
8 143 (5.33%) CCNA
9 130 (4.84%) CCNP
10 124 (4.62%) CEH
11 107 (3.99%) CRISC
12 103 (3.84%) SANS
13 101 (3.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 85 (3.17%) CREST Certified
15 78 (2.91%) DV Cleared
16 67 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
16 67 (2.50%) GIAC
17 66 (2.46%) CCSP
18 60 (2.24%) OSCP
19 56 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 888 (33.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 350 (13.04%) GDPR
3 340 (12.67%) PCI DSS
4 299 (11.14%) NIST
5 148 (5.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 139 (5.18%) COBIT
7 77 (2.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 76 (2.83%) QA
9 70 (2.61%) SLA
10 57 (2.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 55 (2.05%) JSP 440
12 47 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 41 (1.53%) ISO 9001
14 35 (1.30%) NCSC
14 35 (1.30%) NIST 800
15 32 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 26 (0.97%) ISO 22301
17 19 (0.71%) RMADS
18 18 (0.67%) Data Quality
19 15 (0.56%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 257 (9.58%) Active Directory
2 129 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (3.24%) Hyper-V
4 66 (2.46%) Docker
5 26 (0.97%) XenApp
6 24 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 22 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (0.75%) Snort
9 15 (0.56%) vSphere
10 14 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.45%) Firmware
11 12 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 10 (0.37%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.22%) OpenAM
14 4 (0.15%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.11%) iptables
15 3 (0.11%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.075%) KVM
16 2 (0.075%) Squid
16 2 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 68 (2.53%) Nessus
2 62 (2.31%) Terraform
3 41 (1.53%) Kubernetes
4 32 (1.19%) SCCM
5 29 (1.08%) Ansible
6 27 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 25 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (0.67%) QRadar
9 17 (0.63%) Backup Exec
9 17 (0.63%) CSIRT
10 16 (0.60%) Puppet
11 14 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
13 10 (0.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 10 (0.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 9 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
15 8 (0.30%) HP Fortify
15 8 (0.30%) Nmap
16 6 (0.22%) BladeLogic
16 6 (0.22%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 410 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 183 (6.82%) Cisco
3 182 (6.78%) VMware
4 108 (4.02%) Splunk
5 106 (3.95%) Citrix
6 95 (3.54%) CyberArk
7 62 (2.31%) Qualys
8 60 (2.24%) ForgeRock
9 57 (2.12%) HP
10 55 (2.05%) Palo Alto
11 53 (1.97%) CheckPoint
12 50 (1.86%) McAfee
13 44 (1.64%) ArcSight
14 43 (1.60%) Sun
15 41 (1.53%) Sophos
16 39 (1.45%) Google
17 37 (1.38%) Oracle
18 36 (1.34%) LogRhythm
19 35 (1.30%) Juniper
20 34 (1.27%) Dell