Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 105 126
Rank change year-on-year +12 +21 -14
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 4,831 5,132 4,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 2.95% 2.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 3.21% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3,229 3,769 3,384
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £94,000 £92,300 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,827 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.11% +5.65% -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 133,132 159,666 154,663
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.82% 91.48%
Number of salaries quoted 104,204 128,438 126,868
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,790
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 +15 4,515 £60,000 - 286
UK excluding London +35 2,750 £55,000 +4.11% 192
London -8 1,941 £70,000 +3.70% 121
South East +26 854 £57,500 - 34
North of England 0 635 £55,000 +4.76% 51
Midlands +49 429 £52,500 +5.00% 47
North West +23 400 £57,500 +4.55% 31
South West +71 354 £50,000 - 19
West Midlands +35 293 £51,375 +2.75% 38
East of England +47 283 £60,000 +14.29% 14
Yorkshire -36 217 £52,500 +5.00% 19
East Midlands +43 124 £55,000 +10.00% 9
Scotland +14 117 £47,500 +2.15% 13
Wales +45 66 £48,000 +19.37% 12
North East +19 17 £45,000 +2.54% 1
Northern Ireland -22 13 £45,000 -14.29% 1
Isle of Man +1 10 £50,500 -8.18% 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 1,465 (30.32%) CISSP
2 1,461 (30.24%) Cybersecurity
3 1,420 (29.39%) Management Information System
4 1,338 (27.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1,089 (22.54%) Finance
6 975 (20.18%) Degree
7 937 (19.40%) CISM
8 917 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
9 904 (18.71%) Risk Management
10 840 (17.39%) Windows
11 782 (16.19%) Firewall
12 754 (15.61%) ITIL
13 730 (15.11%) SIEM
14 668 (13.83%) Microsoft
15 658 (13.62%) Penetration Testing
16 656 (13.58%) Security Management
17 640 (13.25%) GDPR
18 624 (12.92%) Linux
19 588 (12.17%) CISA
20 559 (11.57%) PCI DSS
21 558 (11.55%) Continuous Improvement
22 555 (11.49%) Security Architecture
23 513 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
23 513 (10.62%) Information Security Management
24 512 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
25 506 (10.47%) Banking
26 502 (10.39%) Security Operations
27 501 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
28 499 (10.33%) Data Protection
29 446 (9.23%) Computer Science

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 88 (1.82%) IIS
2 69 (1.43%) MS Exchange
3 49 (1.01%) Apache Spark
4 47 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 27 (0.56%) Skype for Business
6 26 (0.54%) Apache
7 23 (0.48%) Confluence
8 18 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 15 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
11 11 (0.23%) CMS
12 6 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.12%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.12%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.10%) Apache Pig
13 5 (0.10%) SAS
14 4 (0.083%) nginx
14 4 (0.083%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.062%) concrete5
Applications
1 79 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 25 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.10%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.10%) Sketch
6 3 (0.062%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.062%) Adobe XD
6 3 (0.062%) InDesign
7 2 (0.041%) SPSS
8 1 (0.021%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 122 (2.53%) Temenos T24
2 81 (1.68%) thinkFolio
3 41 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.23%) Carpe Diem
4 11 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.23%) Elite 3E
4 11 (0.23%) SAP Business One
5 9 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 9 (0.19%) SimCorp Dimension
6 7 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
7 3 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.041%) assyst
8 2 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.041%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.041%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.041%) SAP FI
8 2 (0.041%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.041%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.041%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.021%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 513 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
2 512 (10.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 229 (4.74%) Office 365
4 186 (3.85%) SaaS
5 161 (3.33%) PaaS
6 98 (2.03%) IaaS
7 88 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
8 36 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 36 (0.75%) Power Platform
9 30 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (0.39%) Serverless
11 17 (0.35%) GitHub
12 11 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 11 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
12 11 (0.23%) Mimecast
13 10 (0.21%) Heroku
14 9 (0.19%) SoftLayer
15 7 (0.14%) Akamai
15 7 (0.14%) Amazon S3
16 6 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 782 (16.19%) Firewall
2 404 (8.36%) Network Security
3 241 (4.99%) TCP/IP
4 210 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 188 (3.89%) VPN
6 173 (3.58%) WAN
7 153 (3.17%) LAN
8 150 (3.10%) DNS
8 150 (3.10%) Internet
9 95 (1.97%) DHCP
9 95 (1.97%) HTTP
10 80 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
11 76 (1.57%) SAN
12 69 (1.43%) Wireless
13 68 (1.41%) VLAN
14 58 (1.20%) IPsec
15 57 (1.18%) MPLS
15 57 (1.18%) SSL
16 43 (0.89%) SNMP
17 36 (0.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 93 (1.93%) Big Data
3 64 (1.32%) MySQL
4 60 (1.24%) Hadoop
5 56 (1.16%) NoSQL
6 38 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 33 (0.68%) GIS
7 33 (0.68%) Power BI
8 31 (0.64%) Data Lake
8 31 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (0.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 21 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 18 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
11 18 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 13 (0.27%) CouchDB
12 13 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
12 13 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 73 (1.51%) JIRA
2 68 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 55 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 29 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 24 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
6 18 (0.37%) Selenium
6 18 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 16 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (0.31%) HP UFT
9 14 (0.29%) GitLab
9 14 (0.29%) SonarQube
10 13 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 13 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 12 (0.25%) AppScan
12 11 (0.23%) Metasploit
13 10 (0.21%) Burp Suite
14 9 (0.19%) Bitbucket
15 5 (0.10%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.10%) Subversion
15 5 (0.10%) WebDriver
General
1 1,089 (22.54%) Finance
2 506 (10.47%) Banking
3 367 (7.60%) Legal
4 278 (5.75%) Retail
5 184 (3.81%) Law
6 183 (3.79%) Games
7 119 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 107 (2.21%) Marketing
9 60 (1.24%) Front Office
10 56 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 52 (1.08%) Back Office
12 43 (0.89%) Advertising
12 43 (0.89%) Private Banking
13 42 (0.87%) German Language
14 41 (0.85%) Military
15 38 (0.79%) Electronics
16 28 (0.58%) Investment Banking
17 25 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
18 22 (0.46%) Publishing
19 21 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,071 (22.17%) Analyst
2 650 (13.45%) Security Analyst
3 612 (12.67%) Security Manager
4 561 (11.61%) Architect
5 418 (8.65%) Consultant
6 394 (8.16%) Information Security Manager
7 381 (7.89%) Information Manager
8 371 (7.68%) Security Engineer
9 351 (7.27%) Security Architect
10 327 (6.77%) Information Analyst
11 320 (6.62%) Information Security Analyst
12 303 (6.27%) Security Consultant
13 205 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
14 176 (3.64%) Developer
15 172 (3.56%) IT Analyst
16 164 (3.39%) Security Officer
17 151 (3.13%) Head of Security
18 143 (2.96%) Information Security Officer
19 142 (2.94%) Information Security Consultant
20 134 (2.77%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (2.32%) REST
2 105 (2.17%) .NET
3 103 (2.13%) Web Services
4 84 (1.74%) AngularJS
4 84 (1.74%) HTML
5 83 (1.72%) SailPoint
6 61 (1.26%) React
7 59 (1.22%) jQuery
8 53 (1.10%) CSS
8 53 (1.10%) Vue.js
9 49 (1.01%) JSON
10 48 (0.99%) XML
11 38 (0.79%) OAuth
12 36 (0.75%) ASP.NET
13 32 (0.66%) .NET Framework
13 32 (0.66%) Node.js
14 31 (0.64%) SOAP
15 28 (0.58%) HTML5
16 27 (0.56%) LDAP
17 26 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1,420 (29.39%) Management Information System
2 501 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
4 154 (3.19%) Cyberthreat
5 138 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 134 (2.77%) Security Operations Centre
7 116 (2.40%) Fintech
8 98 (2.03%) CESG
9 93 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 92 (1.90%) Cyberattack
11 91 (1.88%) Data Protection Act
12 88 (1.82%) Equities
12 88 (1.82%) Fixed Income
13 87 (1.80%) Mobile App
14 79 (1.64%) PKI
15 68 (1.41%) User Experience
16 65 (1.35%) Public Cloud
17 62 (1.28%) Derivative
18 55 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
18 55 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 840 (17.39%) Windows
2 624 (12.92%) Linux
3 268 (5.55%) Unix
4 203 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 131 (2.71%) Windows 7
6 116 (2.40%) Windows 10
7 90 (1.86%) Android
8 72 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 51 (1.06%) Apple iOS
11 43 (0.89%) Mac OS X
12 39 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (0.60%) Mac OS
14 26 (0.54%) CentOS
15 24 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (0.31%) Ubuntu
17 13 (0.27%) Solaris
17 13 (0.27%) Windows 8
18 12 (0.25%) AIX
18 12 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,461 (30.24%) Cybersecurity
2 917 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
3 904 (18.71%) Risk Management
4 754 (15.61%) ITIL
5 730 (15.11%) SIEM
6 658 (13.62%) Penetration Testing
7 656 (13.58%) Security Management
8 558 (11.55%) Continuous Improvement
9 555 (11.49%) Security Architecture
10 513 (10.62%) Information Security Management
11 502 (10.39%) Security Operations
12 499 (10.33%) Data Protection
13 446 (9.23%) Computer Science
14 431 (8.92%) Vulnerability Management
15 428 (8.86%) Software Engineering
16 421 (8.71%) Change Management
17 419 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
18 414 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
19 397 (8.22%) ISMS
20 390 (8.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 330 (6.83%) Python
2 276 (5.71%) Java
3 267 (5.53%) SQL
4 167 (3.46%) PowerShell
5 145 (3.00%) C
6 144 (2.98%) C#
7 114 (2.36%) JavaScript
8 95 (1.97%) C++
9 75 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 72 (1.49%) Ruby
11 54 (1.12%) PHP
12 45 (0.93%) Perl
13 32 (0.66%) Scala
14 29 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 25 (0.52%) VBScript
16 22 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 21 (0.43%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.27%) TypeScript
19 12 (0.25%) Go
19 12 (0.25%) R
Qualifications
1 1,465 (30.32%) CISSP
2 975 (20.18%) Degree
3 937 (19.40%) CISM
4 588 (12.17%) CISA
5 419 (8.67%) Security Cleared
6 376 (7.78%) Cisco Certification
7 290 (6.00%) CEH
8 227 (4.70%) SC Cleared
9 225 (4.66%) CRISC
10 217 (4.49%) SANS
11 188 (3.89%) GIAC
12 154 (3.19%) CCNP
13 152 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 148 (3.06%) CCNA
15 145 (3.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 145 (3.00%) CESG Certified Professional
16 141 (2.92%) DV Cleared
17 139 (2.88%) CREST Certified
18 98 (2.03%) OSCP
19 91 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,338 (27.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 640 (13.25%) GDPR
3 559 (11.57%) PCI DSS
4 334 (6.91%) QA
5 208 (4.31%) COBIT
6 191 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 156 (3.23%) SLA
8 152 (3.15%) Cyber Essentials
9 114 (2.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 71 (1.47%) JSP 440
11 62 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 49 (1.01%) ISO 22301
13 45 (0.93%) ISO 9001
14 39 (0.81%) HMG Infosec
15 38 (0.79%) ISAE 3402
15 38 (0.79%) MiFID
16 35 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 33 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
18 32 (0.66%) Data Quality
18 32 (0.66%) HIPAA
System Software
1 378 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 182 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 66 (1.37%) Docker
5 37 (0.77%) Snort
6 27 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.39%) vSphere
8 11 (0.23%) ISA Server
8 11 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (0.19%) Firmware
10 7 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.10%) Apache Flume
11 5 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (0.10%) HDFS
12 4 (0.083%) vCloud
12 4 (0.083%) VMware NSX
13 3 (0.062%) NDS
13 3 (0.062%) XenApp
14 2 (0.041%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 120 (2.48%) Nessus
2 73 (1.51%) SCCM
3 72 (1.49%) Terraform
4 62 (1.28%) Kubernetes
5 61 (1.26%) McAfee ePO
6 48 (0.99%) Ansible
7 45 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 45 (0.93%) Puppet
8 33 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
9 22 (0.46%) CASB
10 20 (0.41%) Nmap
10 20 (0.41%) Stealthwatch
11 17 (0.35%) Nagios
12 16 (0.33%) CSIRT
12 16 (0.33%) WSUS
13 15 (0.31%) HP ALM
14 14 (0.29%) FortiGate
15 13 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (0.27%) IBM Guardium
15 13 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 668 (13.83%) Microsoft
2 301 (6.23%) Cisco
3 250 (5.17%) VMware
4 176 (3.64%) Splunk
5 160 (3.31%) Citrix
6 119 (2.46%) CheckPoint
7 111 (2.30%) Oracle
7 111 (2.30%) Palo Alto
8 109 (2.26%) McAfee
9 106 (2.19%) Qualys
10 88 (1.82%) Symantec
11 82 (1.70%) Charles River
12 78 (1.61%) Google
13 75 (1.55%) Sony
14 70 (1.45%) CyberArk
15 64 (1.32%) SAP
16 60 (1.24%) LogRhythm
17 58 (1.20%) Cadence
18 57 (1.18%) IBM
19 54 (1.12%) HP