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

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 112 119 89
Rank change year-on-year +7 -30 +22
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5,406 3,398 2,199
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.23% 2.95% 3.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 3.14% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 2,977 2,155 1,665
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,916 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
75th Percentile £83,750 £76,250 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,250 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% -1.87% +1.90%

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 160,204 108,315 57,920
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.77% 94.09% 93.13%
Number of salaries quoted 83,315 73,224 47,036
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,756 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.61% +1.37% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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
Jobs
England +15 4,727 £65,000 +8.33% 427
UK excluding London +11 2,692 £57,500 +9.52% 252
London +2 2,231 £75,000 +11.11% 188
Work from Home +1 2,015 £65,000 +8.33% 144
North of England +47 820 £55,000 +4.76% 62
South East -17 595 £60,000 +4.35% 60
North West +36 509 £55,435 +1.71% 38
Midlands -15 395 £60,000 +9.09% 55
South West +31 342 £60,000 +33.33% 39
East of England +23 301 £56,250 -6.25% 19
West Midlands -8 296 £62,500 +13.64% 34
Yorkshire +38 272 £55,000 +7.32% 19
Scotland -5 225 £57,500 +21.05% 12
East Midlands -35 95 £55,000 - 21
Wales +19 61 £57,500 +27.78% 4
North East -21 39 £35,750 -37.83% 5
Northern Ireland +1 17 £52,500 -41.50% 2

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 2,294 (42.43%) Cybersecurity
2 1,777 (32.87%) Azure
3 1,662 (30.74%) Finance
4 1,514 (28.01%) Social Skills
5 1,488 (27.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1,439 (26.62%) Agile
7 1,385 (25.62%) AWS
8 1,253 (23.18%) Microsoft
9 1,206 (22.31%) DevOps
10 1,191 (22.03%) Management Information System
11 1,102 (20.38%) Risk Management
12 1,069 (19.77%) CISSP
13 1,006 (18.61%) Security Operations
14 996 (18.42%) Python
15 891 (16.48%) Security Management
16 868 (16.06%) Analytics
17 852 (15.76%) Degree
18 761 (14.08%) NIST
19 725 (13.41%) CISM
20 718 (13.28%) SIEM
21 690 (12.76%) GCP
22 680 (12.58%) Data Protection
23 679 (12.56%) Mentoring
24 639 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
25 633 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
26 622 (11.51%) Firewall
27 609 (11.27%) GDPR
28 596 (11.02%) Windows
29 573 (10.60%) Data Analytics
30 566 (10.47%) Cyber Essentials

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
1 104 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 69 (1.28%) Apache Spark
3 52 (0.96%) MS Exchange
4 48 (0.89%) IIS
5 44 (0.81%) Confluence
6 41 (0.76%) CMS
7 27 (0.50%) Jupyter
8 19 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 18 (0.33%) Apache
10 16 (0.30%) nginx
11 13 (0.24%) Drupal
11 13 (0.24%) Headless CMS
12 12 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
13 8 (0.15%) Ethereum
13 8 (0.15%) Oracle Spatial
14 5 (0.092%) Apache Airflow
15 3 (0.055%) Anypoint
15 3 (0.055%) Hyperledger
15 3 (0.055%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 157 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (0.87%) Sketch
4 41 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.72%) Photoshop
6 32 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 29 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
8 28 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
9 25 (0.46%) InVision
10 22 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 15 (0.28%) Marvel
12 10 (0.18%) Adobe XD
13 9 (0.17%) Zeplin
14 5 (0.092%) Campfire
15 1 (0.018%) LaTeX
15 1 (0.018%) SPSS
15 1 (0.018%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
2 7 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.13%) MetaTrader
3 6 (0.11%) SAP Business One
4 5 (0.092%) Magento
4 5 (0.092%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 4 (0.074%) Avolution ABACUS
5 4 (0.074%) R3 Corda
5 4 (0.074%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 3 (0.055%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.037%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.018%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.018%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.018%) FLEXCUBE
8 1 (0.018%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.018%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.018%) PlanetPress Connect
8 1 (0.018%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,777 (32.87%) Azure
2 1,385 (25.62%) AWS
3 690 (12.76%) GCP
4 519 (9.60%) Microsoft 365
5 429 (7.94%) SaaS
6 191 (3.53%) PaaS
7 164 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
8 163 (3.02%) IaaS
9 144 (2.66%) Azure Sentinel
10 133 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 122 (2.26%) Serverless
12 111 (2.05%) Azure DevOps
13 93 (1.72%) Power Platform
14 83 (1.54%) AWS Lambda
15 74 (1.37%) Datadog
16 69 (1.28%) Mimecast
17 64 (1.18%) GitHub
18 60 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 56 (1.04%) Figma
20 52 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 622 (11.51%) Firewall
2 412 (7.62%) Network Security
3 180 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 169 (3.13%) WAN
5 151 (2.79%) DNS
6 147 (2.72%) LAN
7 130 (2.40%) TCP/IP
8 118 (2.18%) Internet
9 109 (2.02%) VPN
10 89 (1.65%) DHCP
10 89 (1.65%) Wireshark
11 77 (1.42%) Wireless
12 67 (1.24%) SSL
13 57 (1.05%) HTTP
14 45 (0.83%) SD-WAN
15 39 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
16 34 (0.63%) VLAN
17 33 (0.61%) VoIP
18 30 (0.55%) Broadband
18 30 (0.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 505 (9.34%) Big Data
2 151 (2.79%) SQL Server
3 101 (1.87%) NoSQL
4 100 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
5 99 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
6 88 (1.63%) Power BI
7 74 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
8 73 (1.35%) Data Lake
9 50 (0.92%) Amazon Redshift
9 50 (0.92%) Tableau
10 49 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
11 48 (0.89%) Relational Database
12 45 (0.83%) Amazon Athena
13 43 (0.80%) MySQL
14 42 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
15 37 (0.68%) Hadoop
16 36 (0.67%) Redis
17 28 (0.52%) BigQuery
17 28 (0.52%) CouchDB
17 28 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 112 (2.07%) Jenkins
1 112 (2.07%) JIRA
2 92 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 35 (0.65%) Burp Suite
4 31 (0.57%) TeamCity
5 27 (0.50%) Selenium
5 27 (0.50%) SpecFlow
6 25 (0.46%) Axure RP
7 24 (0.44%) Bitbucket
8 23 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 21 (0.39%) Cypress.io
10 20 (0.37%) Travis CI
11 19 (0.35%) Protractor
12 18 (0.33%) GitLab
13 17 (0.31%) Metasploit
14 16 (0.30%) Postman
14 16 (0.30%) Spinnaker
14 16 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (0.24%) Gatling
15 13 (0.24%) TestCafe
General
1 1,662 (30.74%) Finance
2 1,514 (28.01%) Social Skills
3 639 (11.82%) Analytical Skills
4 522 (9.66%) Legal
5 452 (8.36%) Games
6 449 (8.31%) Public Sector
7 381 (7.05%) Manufacturing
8 369 (6.83%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 347 (6.42%) Marketing
10 289 (5.35%) Banking
11 267 (4.94%) Retail
12 257 (4.75%) Law
13 174 (3.22%) Organisational Skills
14 160 (2.96%) Telecoms
15 113 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
16 108 (2.00%) Local Government
17 102 (1.89%) Influencing Skills
18 67 (1.24%) Aviation
19 65 (1.20%) Advertising
20 56 (1.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,000 (18.50%) Analyst
2 663 (12.26%) Security Analyst
3 563 (10.41%) Architect
4 543 (10.04%) Security Manager
5 395 (7.31%) Information Analyst
6 389 (7.20%) Trainee
7 388 (7.18%) Information Security Analyst
8 348 (6.44%) Security Engineer
9 320 (5.92%) Consultant
10 299 (5.53%) Information Manager
11 280 (5.18%) Information Security Manager
12 256 (4.74%) Security Architect
13 208 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
14 191 (3.53%) Security Consultant
15 174 (3.22%) Developer
16 161 (2.98%) Security Officer
17 160 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 154 (2.85%) IT Manager
19 133 (2.46%) Information Security Officer
20 130 (2.40%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (7.34%) Spring
2 140 (2.59%) .NET
3 133 (2.46%) React
4 125 (2.31%) REST
5 105 (1.94%) HTML
6 80 (1.48%) Node.js
7 74 (1.37%) AngularJS
8 67 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
9 66 (1.22%) CSS
10 63 (1.17%) Kafka
11 62 (1.15%) XML
12 59 (1.09%) SAML
13 57 (1.05%) Web Services
14 46 (0.85%) RESTful
15 44 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
16 37 (0.68%) .NET Core
16 37 (0.68%) OAuth
17 35 (0.65%) JSON
18 34 (0.63%) .NET Framework
18 34 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1,191 (22.03%) Management Information System
2 445 (8.23%) Algorithms
3 279 (5.16%) Data Centre
4 247 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
5 190 (3.51%) Life Science
6 186 (3.44%) Cyberthreat
6 186 (3.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 165 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
8 162 (3.00%) User Experience
9 158 (2.92%) Public Cloud
10 154 (2.85%) Cloud Native
11 117 (2.16%) Data Protection Act
11 117 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
12 111 (2.05%) Virtual Team
13 106 (1.96%) e-Learning
14 100 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
15 92 (1.70%) Cyberattack
16 84 (1.55%) Cyber Defence
17 75 (1.39%) IoT
18 70 (1.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 596 (11.02%) Windows
2 517 (9.56%) Linux
3 189 (3.50%) Windows Server
4 122 (2.26%) Unix
5 93 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 61 (1.13%) Mac OS
7 55 (1.02%) Android
8 51 (0.94%) Apple iOS
9 41 (0.76%) Windows Server 2019
10 39 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.50%) CentOS
13 26 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 21 (0.39%) Kali Linux
14 21 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
15 14 (0.26%) Solaris
16 10 (0.18%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.13%) Debian
17 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
18 6 (0.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,294 (42.43%) Cybersecurity
2 1,439 (26.62%) Agile
3 1,206 (22.31%) DevOps
4 1,102 (20.38%) Risk Management
5 1,006 (18.61%) Security Operations
6 891 (16.48%) Security Management
7 868 (16.06%) Analytics
8 718 (13.28%) SIEM
9 680 (12.58%) Data Protection
10 679 (12.56%) Mentoring
11 633 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
12 573 (10.60%) Data Analytics
13 566 (10.47%) Incident Response
14 539 (9.97%) Data Science
15 529 (9.79%) Machine Learning
16 478 (8.84%) ITIL
17 475 (8.79%) Data Architecture
18 464 (8.58%) ISMS
19 462 (8.55%) Project Management
20 440 (8.14%) Data Engineering
Programming Languages
1 996 (18.42%) Python
2 555 (10.27%) Java
3 388 (7.18%) PowerShell
4 339 (6.27%) SQL
5 311 (5.75%) Bash
6 188 (3.48%) JavaScript
7 153 (2.83%) C#
8 115 (2.13%) Ruby
9 98 (1.81%) C
10 85 (1.57%) Go
11 73 (1.35%) TypeScript
12 50 (0.92%) Perl
13 48 (0.89%) R
14 34 (0.63%) Shell Script
15 29 (0.54%) T-SQL
16 26 (0.48%) Groovy
17 25 (0.46%) C++
17 25 (0.46%) VB
18 22 (0.41%) PHP
19 12 (0.22%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1,069 (19.77%) CISSP
2 852 (15.76%) Degree
3 725 (13.41%) CISM
4 347 (6.42%) CISA
5 319 (5.90%) Security Cleared
6 239 (4.42%) CRISC
7 203 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
8 167 (3.09%) SC Cleared
9 165 (3.05%) CEH
10 144 (2.66%) SANS
11 141 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
12 138 (2.55%) GCIH
12 138 (2.55%) GIAC
13 111 (2.05%) CompTIA Security+
14 109 (2.02%) CISMP
15 95 (1.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 94 (1.74%) Master's Degree
16 94 (1.74%) OSCP
17 90 (1.66%) SSCP
18 81 (1.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,488 (27.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 761 (14.08%) NIST
3 609 (11.27%) GDPR
4 566 (10.47%) Cyber Essentials
5 499 (9.23%) QA
6 487 (9.01%) GRC
7 464 (8.58%) PCI DSS
8 288 (5.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 279 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 164 (3.03%) NCSC
11 147 (2.72%) COBIT
12 92 (1.70%) Data Quality
13 89 (1.65%) SOC 2
14 75 (1.39%) SLA
15 59 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 58 (1.07%) ISO 22301
17 57 (1.05%) Accessibility
18 50 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 49 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
20 44 (0.81%) RMADS
System Software
1 371 (6.86%) Active Directory
2 185 (3.42%) Docker
3 161 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (1.83%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (0.46%) KVM
7 22 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (0.24%) Snort
10 12 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.18%) XenApp
12 9 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 8 (0.15%) vSphere
14 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.11%) OpenSSH
14 6 (0.11%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.092%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.055%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.037%) Firmware
17 2 (0.037%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 253 (4.68%) Kubernetes
2 237 (4.38%) Terraform
3 130 (2.40%) Ansible
4 84 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
5 76 (1.41%) Nessus
6 70 (1.29%) CASB
6 70 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
7 66 (1.22%) SCCM
8 65 (1.20%) Kibana
9 50 (0.92%) logstash
10 42 (0.78%) Puppet
11 38 (0.70%) FortiGate
11 38 (0.70%) QRadar
12 37 (0.68%) WSUS
13 34 (0.63%) CSIRT
14 30 (0.55%) Consul
15 27 (0.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 26 (0.48%) ZABBIX
17 24 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
18 23 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,253 (23.18%) Microsoft
2 289 (5.35%) Google
3 226 (4.18%) Cisco
4 216 (4.00%) VMware
5 194 (3.59%) Splunk
6 131 (2.42%) SAP
7 91 (1.68%) Palo Alto
8 76 (1.41%) Oracle
9 75 (1.39%) SolarWinds
10 67 (1.24%) CrowdStrike
10 67 (1.24%) Juniper
11 65 (1.20%) Citrix
12 64 (1.18%) IBM
13 57 (1.05%) Qualys
14 54 (1.00%) Darktrace
15 53 (0.98%) Sun
16 52 (0.96%) Adobe
17 49 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
18 45 (0.83%) McAfee
19 43 (0.80%) Red Hat