Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 116 101
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15 +39
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5,299 4,961 5,614
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.16% 2.81% 2.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 3.07% 3.21%
Number of salaries quoted 3,870 3,836 4,446
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £90,000 £85,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.00% -4.76% +5.00%

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 152,730 161,474 175,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.05% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,581 127,491 146,021
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018. 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 5,020 £60,000 - 561
UK excluding London +47 2,902 £54,500 +9.00% 378
London +3 2,269 £65,000 - 213
South East +18 831 £60,000 +14.29% 103
North of England +38 830 £50,000 +3.09% 82
North West +33 497 £55,000 +1.38% 50
East of England +74 420 £53,250 -3.18% 51
Midlands +56 411 £52,250 +4.50% 61
Yorkshire +44 304 £45,000 - 31
West Midlands +42 299 £50,000 -4.76% 44
South West +4 246 £50,500 +1.00% 51
East Midlands +38 106 £57,500 +21.05% 17
Scotland +9 104 £45,500 -7.14% 23
Wales +16 49 £40,210 -5.39% 6
North East -29 29 £58,750 +23.68% 1
Northern Ireland -3 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
Isle of Man +6 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 1,959 (36.97%) CISSP
2 1,876 (35.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,696 (32.01%) Cybersecurity
4 1,400 (26.42%) Finance
5 1,211 (22.85%) CISM
6 1,197 (22.59%) Risk Management
7 1,181 (22.29%) Management Information System
8 969 (18.29%) Degree
9 927 (17.49%) SIEM
10 923 (17.42%) GDPR
11 898 (16.95%) Firewall
12 883 (16.66%) Windows
13 860 (16.23%) Data Protection
14 802 (15.13%) PCI DSS
15 751 (14.17%) CISA
16 726 (13.70%) Microsoft
17 706 (13.32%) ITIL
18 699 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
19 685 (12.93%) Linux
20 640 (12.08%) Security Operations
21 593 (11.19%) Security Architecture
22 576 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
23 572 (10.79%) Vulnerability Management
24 569 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
25 552 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
26 539 (10.17%) Network Security
27 519 (9.79%) Security Management
28 474 (8.95%) Legal
29 460 (8.68%) Continuous Improvement
30 415 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management

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 90 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 75 (1.42%) MS Exchange
3 66 (1.25%) IIS
4 53 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 41 (0.77%) CMS
6 40 (0.75%) Confluence
7 37 (0.70%) Apache
8 33 (0.62%) Apache Spark
9 22 (0.42%) Skype for Business
10 21 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 18 (0.34%) nginx
12 14 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.21%) Sitefinity
15 9 (0.17%) uWSGI
16 8 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
16 8 (0.15%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 197 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 79 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 69 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 48 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.019%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.019%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 17 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.17%) assyst
3 8 (0.15%) Elite 3E
4 7 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
4 7 (0.13%) Sentinel
5 6 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.094%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.094%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.094%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.094%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.094%) SAP R/3
6 5 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
6 5 (0.094%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.075%) Relativity
8 3 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.057%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.057%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.057%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.057%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.057%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 410 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 303 (5.72%) Amazon AWS
3 221 (4.17%) SaaS
4 168 (3.17%) Office 365
5 139 (2.62%) IaaS
6 135 (2.55%) PaaS
7 33 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (0.42%) GitHub
10 18 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 16 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.25%) G Suite
13 12 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
14 11 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
14 11 (0.21%) Serverless
15 9 (0.17%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.15%) Mimecast
16 8 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 898 (16.95%) Firewall
2 539 (10.17%) Network Security
3 321 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 305 (5.76%) TCP/IP
5 232 (4.38%) LAN
6 226 (4.26%) WAN
7 196 (3.70%) VPN
8 158 (2.98%) Internet
9 157 (2.96%) DNS
10 101 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
11 86 (1.62%) SAN
12 83 (1.57%) Wireless
13 67 (1.26%) DHCP
14 64 (1.21%) Wireshark
15 61 (1.15%) VoIP
16 53 (1.00%) HTTP
17 48 (0.91%) SSL
18 46 (0.87%) WLAN
19 40 (0.75%) Intranet
20 39 (0.74%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 190 (3.59%) Big Data
3 94 (1.77%) Hadoop
4 81 (1.53%) MySQL
5 64 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 42 (0.79%) Relational Database
7 34 (0.64%) Blockchain
8 33 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 33 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
10 22 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 21 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
12 19 (0.36%) SAP HANA
13 16 (0.30%) GIS
13 16 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
14 15 (0.28%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.26%) Power BI
16 12 (0.23%) Apache Hive
16 12 (0.23%) Impala
Development Applications
1 78 (1.47%) JIRA
2 64 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 60 (1.13%) Jenkins
4 33 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (0.53%) TeamCity
6 22 (0.42%) Metasploit
7 21 (0.40%) Burp Suite
7 21 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
8 20 (0.38%) Selenium
8 20 (0.38%) Visual Studio
9 17 (0.32%) MSBuild
10 16 (0.30%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.28%) Subversion
12 14 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 14 (0.26%) GitLab
13 13 (0.25%) Bitbucket
14 12 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
15 10 (0.19%) Maven
15 10 (0.19%) NUnit
15 10 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,400 (26.42%) Finance
2 474 (8.95%) Legal
3 339 (6.40%) Banking
4 287 (5.42%) Retail
5 159 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 141 (2.66%) Investment Banking
7 127 (2.40%) Law
8 82 (1.55%) Marketing
9 80 (1.51%) Military
10 59 (1.11%) Electronics
11 50 (0.94%) Publishing
12 49 (0.92%) Games
13 47 (0.89%) Manufacturing
14 39 (0.74%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.70%) Advertising
16 24 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
17 23 (0.43%) Back Office
18 19 (0.36%) Billing
18 19 (0.36%) Local Government
19 13 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,140 (21.51%) Analyst
2 841 (15.87%) Security Analyst
3 729 (13.76%) Security Manager
4 505 (9.53%) Information Manager
5 486 (9.17%) Architect
6 483 (9.11%) Information Security Manager
7 466 (8.79%) Consultant
8 409 (7.72%) Information Analyst
9 405 (7.64%) Security Engineer
10 397 (7.49%) Information Security Analyst
11 341 (6.44%) Security Consultant
12 336 (6.34%) Security Architect
13 264 (4.98%) Security Officer
14 216 (4.08%) IT Manager
15 205 (3.87%) Senior Analyst
16 201 (3.79%) Information Security Officer
17 184 (3.47%) IT Analyst
18 181 (3.42%) Information Officer
19 175 (3.30%) Senior Security Analyst
20 157 (2.96%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (3.74%) .NET
2 81 (1.53%) HTML
2 81 (1.53%) Web Services
3 73 (1.38%) SailPoint
4 58 (1.09%) .NET Framework
5 54 (1.02%) REST
6 52 (0.98%) Middleware
7 48 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
8 44 (0.83%) CSS
9 41 (0.77%) Node.js
10 38 (0.72%) J2EE
11 37 (0.70%) AngularJS
12 35 (0.66%) ASP.NET
13 33 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
13 33 (0.62%) React
14 30 (0.57%) jQuery
15 26 (0.49%) Spring
16 23 (0.43%) Hibernate
17 22 (0.42%) OAuth
17 22 (0.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1,181 (22.29%) Management Information System
2 569 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
3 344 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 285 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
5 263 (4.96%) Data Centre
6 249 (4.70%) Data Protection Act
7 204 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
8 190 (3.59%) Cyberthreat
9 125 (2.36%) PKI
10 118 (2.23%) Fintech
11 104 (1.96%) CESG
12 103 (1.94%) Mobile App
13 100 (1.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 80 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 73 (1.38%) Cyberattack
15 73 (1.38%) User Experience
16 60 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
17 59 (1.11%) NHS
18 52 (0.98%) Tandem
19 47 (0.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 883 (16.66%) Windows
2 685 (12.93%) Linux
3 214 (4.04%) Unix
4 206 (3.89%) Windows Server
5 87 (1.64%) Apple iOS
6 73 (1.38%) Mac OS X
7 64 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 62 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (0.98%) Android
10 49 (0.92%) Windows 10
11 32 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.59%) CentOS
13 29 (0.55%) Solaris
14 18 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 17 (0.32%) AIX
15 17 (0.32%) Kali Linux
16 16 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 12 (0.23%) Ubuntu
17 12 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,696 (32.01%) Cybersecurity
2 1,197 (22.59%) Risk Management
3 927 (17.49%) SIEM
4 860 (16.23%) Data Protection
5 706 (13.32%) ITIL
6 699 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
7 640 (12.08%) Security Operations
8 593 (11.19%) Security Architecture
9 576 (10.87%) Penetration Testing
10 572 (10.79%) Vulnerability Management
11 552 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
12 519 (9.79%) Security Management
13 460 (8.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 415 (7.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 400 (7.55%) Incident Management
16 392 (7.40%) Project Management
17 370 (6.98%) Business Continuity
18 351 (6.62%) Information Security Management
19 317 (5.98%) ISMS
20 309 (5.83%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (6.13%) SQL
2 293 (5.53%) Python
3 240 (4.53%) Java
4 210 (3.96%) PowerShell
5 154 (2.91%) C#
6 146 (2.76%) C
7 137 (2.59%) JavaScript
8 132 (2.49%) Perl
9 70 (1.32%) Ruby
10 64 (1.21%) C++
11 63 (1.19%) Bash Shell
12 43 (0.81%) PHP
13 38 (0.72%) BeanShell
14 30 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 29 (0.55%) T-SQL
16 26 (0.49%) VBScript
17 16 (0.30%) VB
18 15 (0.28%) VB.NET
19 14 (0.26%) Go
19 14 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1,959 (36.97%) CISSP
2 1,211 (22.85%) CISM
3 969 (18.29%) Degree
4 751 (14.17%) CISA
5 387 (7.30%) Security Cleared
6 358 (6.76%) CEH
7 319 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
8 240 (4.53%) SANS
9 209 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
10 206 (3.89%) GIAC
11 205 (3.87%) CRISC
12 188 (3.55%) SSCP
13 176 (3.32%) SC Cleared
14 161 (3.04%) CompTIA Security+
15 149 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 138 (2.60%) CISMP
17 132 (2.49%) CREST Certified
18 128 (2.42%) (ISC)2 CCSP
19 122 (2.30%) CCNA
19 122 (2.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,876 (35.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 923 (17.42%) GDPR
3 802 (15.13%) PCI DSS
4 282 (5.32%) COBIT
5 263 (4.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 256 (4.83%) Cyber Essentials
7 127 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 123 (2.32%) SLA
9 87 (1.64%) QA
10 83 (1.57%) ISO 9001
11 59 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 50 (0.94%) ISO 22301
13 37 (0.70%) GPG13
14 34 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 33 (0.62%) HIPAA
15 33 (0.62%) PMO
16 32 (0.60%) NIST 800
17 31 (0.59%) Data Quality
18 29 (0.55%) ISAE 3402
19 27 (0.51%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 346 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 203 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (1.40%) Docker
4 69 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 52 (0.98%) Snort
6 50 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 30 (0.57%) vSphere
8 25 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 22 (0.42%) HDFS
11 19 (0.36%) Firmware
12 12 (0.23%) Apache Flume
13 8 (0.15%) KVM
14 7 (0.13%) iptables
14 7 (0.13%) RACF
14 7 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.13%) XenApp
15 5 (0.094%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.094%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.075%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 94 (1.77%) Nessus
1 94 (1.77%) SCCM
2 60 (1.13%) Ansible
2 60 (1.13%) QRadar
3 48 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
3 48 (0.91%) RSA Security Analytics
4 43 (0.81%) Puppet
5 38 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
6 34 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 32 (0.60%) Kubernetes
7 32 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 30 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 30 (0.57%) OpenVAS
9 28 (0.53%) OSSEC
9 28 (0.53%) Terraform
10 27 (0.51%) Nexpose
11 26 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
11 26 (0.49%) WSUS
12 23 (0.43%) Stealthwatch
13 22 (0.42%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 726 (13.70%) Microsoft
2 327 (6.17%) Cisco
3 297 (5.60%) VMware
4 236 (4.45%) Splunk
5 150 (2.83%) CheckPoint
6 148 (2.79%) Oracle
7 124 (2.34%) Symantec
8 111 (2.09%) LogRhythm
9 110 (2.08%) Qualys
10 94 (1.77%) Citrix
11 84 (1.59%) ArcSight
12 75 (1.42%) McAfee
13 68 (1.28%) Juniper
13 68 (1.28%) SAP
14 67 (1.26%) Red Hat
15 66 (1.25%) CyberArk
16 64 (1.21%) Apple
16 64 (1.21%) Palo Alto
17 63 (1.19%) Google
18 59 (1.11%) ServiceNow