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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 105 149
Rank change year-on-year -16 +44  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 2216 2992 2400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.58% 2.88% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 3.25% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1695 2360 1868
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.34% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,150 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £53,536 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.97% +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 76853 92098 96421
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.34% 88.76% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 63221 76512 77821
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -30 2095 £60,000 +4.34% 269
London +17 1082 £67,500 +3.84% 120
South East -56 310 £52,500 -1.86% 41
North West -6 162 £55,000 -0.22% 27
City of London +30 153 £62,500 +4.16% 20
East of England -18 127 £47,500 -9.52% 22
South West -14 121 £55,000 +6.55% 11
West Midlands -28 121 £55,000 -4.34% 17
Yorkshire -60 115 £44,031 -2.15% 20
Manchester -30 85 £55,000 -0.45% 17
Berkshire -43 84 £60,000 +9.09% 12
West Yorkshire -49 75 £55,000 +25.71% 13
Hertfordshire +12 67 £57,500 +2.89% 10
Surrey -16 62 £60,000 +9.09% 8
Hampshire +14 58 £57,500 +15.00% 7
Cheshire +36 56 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Bristol -4 56 £55,000 +4.76% 5
Leeds -47 52 £47,393 +8.32% 10
Scotland +14 44 £59,000 +18.00% 3
East Midlands -4 43 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Reading -10 42 £50,000 +17.64% 5
Birmingham -40 41 £58,750 -5.62% 5
Wales +28 38 £44,000 -2.22% 3
Oxfordshire -14 31 £55,000 +13.40% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 30 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Essex +18 30 £42,750 -18.57% 2
Kent -6 29 £42,500 -19.04% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 26 £55,000 +10.00% 8
North Yorkshire -8 26 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Canary Wharf +12 24 £66,250 +1.92%

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Information Security.

1 1840 (41.13%) CISSP
2 1424 (31.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1321 (29.53%) CISM
4 1240 (27.72%) Finance
5 1100 (24.59%) Cybersecurity
6 1056 (23.60%) Management Information System
7 984 (21.99%) Risk Management
8 947 (21.17%) Degree
9 869 (19.42%) CISA
10 849 (18.98%) Firewall
11 702 (15.69%) SIEM
12 679 (15.18%) PCI DSS
13 659 (14.73%) Windows
14 613 (13.70%) Linux
15 584 (13.05%) Data Protection
16 578 (12.92%) ITIL
17 554 (12.38%) Security Operations
18 550 (12.29%) Network Security
19 538 (12.03%) Security Management
20 519 (11.60%) Security Architecture
21 481 (10.75%) Security Cleared
22 474 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
23 405 (9.05%) Microsoft
24 402 (8.99%) Vulnerability Management
25 400 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
26 395 (8.83%) Information Security Management
27 393 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
28 370 (8.27%) Incident Management
29 361 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
30 358 (8.00%) Unix

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
1 100 (2.24%) IIS
2 65 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 63 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 53 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 43 (0.96%) Apache Spark
6 37 (0.83%) Apache Pig
7 28 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 23 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 21 (0.47%) Apache
10 17 (0.38%) Skype for Business
11 16 (0.36%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.34%) JBoss
13 14 (0.31%) CMS
13 14 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 12 (0.27%) Confluence
15 9 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
16 8 (0.18%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.18%) SAS
17 7 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 115 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 108 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
3 70 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 45 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 26 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.11%) GIMP
6 5 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.067%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.045%) SPSS
9 1 (0.022%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.022%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.022%) Revit
9 1 (0.022%) SmartSuite
Business Applications
1 37 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 25 (0.56%) Sentinel
3 19 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 14 (0.31%) assyst
5 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.089%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.067%) Sage CRM
11 2 (0.045%) Bankmaster
11 2 (0.045%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.045%) SAP HCM
12 1 (0.022%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.022%) Maximo
12 1 (0.022%) ResourceLink
12 1 (0.022%) SAP CO
12 1 (0.022%) SAP FI/CO
12 1 (0.022%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 142 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (1.83%) Office 365
4 69 (1.54%) SaaS
5 53 (1.18%) IaaS
6 43 (0.96%) PaaS
7 32 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.089%) Sumo Logic
12 3 (0.067%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.067%) Bluemix
12 3 (0.067%) Datadog
12 3 (0.067%) Force.com
12 3 (0.067%) Heroku
12 3 (0.067%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.045%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.045%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 849 (18.98%) Firewall
2 550 (12.29%) Network Security
3 265 (5.92%) Intrusion Detection
3 265 (5.92%) TCP/IP
4 161 (3.60%) LAN
5 160 (3.58%) VPN
6 156 (3.49%) Internet
7 145 (3.24%) WAN
8 128 (2.86%) DNS
9 90 (2.01%) SSL
10 87 (1.94%) Wireless
11 67 (1.50%) HTTP
12 65 (1.45%) DHCP
13 58 (1.30%) LDAP
14 56 (1.25%) Wireshark
15 55 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
16 52 (1.16%) SAN
17 35 (0.78%) OSPF
18 33 (0.74%) BGP
19 29 (0.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 83 (1.86%) Big Data
3 70 (1.56%) Hadoop
3 70 (1.56%) MySQL
4 66 (1.48%) Relational Database
5 46 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 42 (0.94%) RDBMS
7 39 (0.87%) Apache Hive
8 31 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
9 25 (0.56%) Oracle Database
10 24 (0.54%) GIS
11 21 (0.47%) NoSQL
12 20 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
12 20 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (0.42%) Bigtable
13 19 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
14 18 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (0.74%) Burp Suite
2 23 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.47%) JIRA
4 20 (0.45%) Jenkins
5 19 (0.42%) AppScan
6 15 (0.34%) Paros
6 15 (0.34%) Selenium
6 15 (0.34%) Subversion
6 15 (0.34%) WebScarab
7 14 (0.31%) Metasploit
8 10 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.22%) Vagrant
9 8 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.13%) Hudson
11 5 (0.11%) Gitweb
12 4 (0.089%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.067%) GoCD
13 3 (0.067%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.067%) sqlmap
13 3 (0.067%) Travis CI
General
1 1240 (27.72%) Finance
2 315 (7.04%) Banking
3 283 (6.33%) Legal
4 190 (4.25%) Retail
5 154 (3.44%) Telecoms
6 87 (1.94%) Marketing
7 70 (1.56%) Financial Institution
8 67 (1.50%) Law
9 61 (1.36%) Advertising
10 52 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 44 (0.98%) Military
12 34 (0.76%) Games
13 30 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 25 (0.56%) Front Office
15 20 (0.45%) Publishing
16 15 (0.34%) Aerospace
17 13 (0.29%) Electronics
17 13 (0.29%) Spanish Language
18 11 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
18 11 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 932 (20.83%) Analyst
2 725 (16.20%) Security Analyst
3 670 (14.98%) Security Manager
4 449 (10.04%) Consultant
5 412 (9.21%) Information Analyst
6 404 (9.03%) Information Security Analyst
7 384 (8.58%) Architect
8 375 (8.38%) Information Manager
9 366 (8.18%) Information Security Manager
10 336 (7.51%) Security Consultant
11 300 (6.71%) Security Engineer
12 270 (6.03%) Security Architect
13 203 (4.54%) Security Officer
14 201 (4.49%) IT Manager
15 183 (4.09%) Security Specialist
16 165 (3.69%) Information Security Officer
17 150 (3.35%) Information Officer
18 141 (3.15%) Information Security Consultant
19 126 (2.82%) Information Security Engineer
20 125 (2.79%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (2.15%) .NET
2 89 (1.99%) HTML
3 81 (1.81%) Web Services
4 77 (1.72%) SailPoint
5 61 (1.36%) Middleware
6 60 (1.34%) CSS
7 45 (1.01%) jQuery
8 42 (0.94%) HTML5
9 38 (0.85%) Hibernate
9 38 (0.85%) LAMP
9 38 (0.85%) Spring
10 37 (0.83%) Node.js
11 35 (0.78%) AngularJS
11 35 (0.78%) Apache Camel
12 34 (0.76%) CSS3
12 34 (0.76%) Java EE
13 26 (0.58%) XML
14 23 (0.51%) ASP.NET
14 23 (0.51%) SAML
15 20 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1056 (23.60%) Management Information System
2 361 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 357 (7.98%) Computer Science
4 196 (4.38%) Security Operations Centre
5 191 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
6 184 (4.11%) Data Centre
7 122 (2.73%) CESG
8 119 (2.66%) Cyberthreat
9 81 (1.81%) Cyber Attack
10 72 (1.61%) PKI
11 67 (1.50%) Cyber Defence
12 56 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
13 50 (1.12%) Mobile App
14 46 (1.03%) Driving Licence
14 46 (1.03%) Fintech
15 43 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 42 (0.94%) Virtual Team
17 39 (0.87%) Mainframe
18 35 (0.78%) PMI
19 34 (0.76%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 659 (14.73%) Windows
2 613 (13.70%) Linux
3 358 (8.00%) Unix
4 195 (4.36%) Windows Server
5 119 (2.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 92 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (0.87%) CentOS
9 35 (0.78%) Apple iOS
10 28 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 27 (0.60%) Solaris
12 25 (0.56%) Windows XP
13 23 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 22 (0.49%) Windows 7
15 20 (0.45%) Android
15 20 (0.45%) Windows 10
16 19 (0.42%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 12 (0.27%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1100 (24.59%) Cybersecurity
2 984 (21.99%) Risk Management
3 702 (15.69%) SIEM
4 584 (13.05%) Data Protection
5 578 (12.92%) ITIL
6 554 (12.38%) Security Operations
7 538 (12.03%) Security Management
8 519 (11.60%) Security Architecture
9 474 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
10 402 (8.99%) Vulnerability Management
11 400 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 395 (8.83%) Information Security Management
13 393 (8.78%) Agile Software Development
14 370 (8.27%) Incident Management
15 345 (7.71%) Project Management
16 339 (7.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 301 (6.73%) Risk Assessment
18 273 (6.10%) Identity Access Management
19 266 (5.95%) Business Continuity
20 258 (5.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 246 (5.50%) Python
2 226 (5.05%) Java
3 222 (4.96%) C
4 186 (4.16%) SQL
5 172 (3.84%) Perl
6 128 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 108 (2.41%) Ruby
8 76 (1.70%) PowerShell
9 74 (1.65%) C++
10 73 (1.63%) PHP
11 72 (1.61%) C#
12 41 (0.92%) Bash Shell
13 35 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 30 (0.67%) Bourne shell
15 20 (0.45%) Korn
16 15 (0.34%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.20%) Scala
18 8 (0.18%) BeanShell
19 7 (0.16%) VB
20 6 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 1840 (41.13%) CISSP
2 1321 (29.53%) CISM
3 947 (21.17%) Degree
4 869 (19.42%) CISA
5 481 (10.75%) Security Cleared
6 313 (7.00%) SC Cleared
7 300 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
8 294 (6.57%) GIAC
9 283 (6.33%) SANS
10 280 (6.26%) CEH
11 156 (3.49%) GCIH
12 144 (3.22%) DV Cleared
13 143 (3.20%) CESG Certified Professional
14 141 (3.15%) CRISC
15 137 (3.06%) GCIA
16 136 (3.04%) CCNP
17 111 (2.48%) CCNA
18 93 (2.08%) CREST Certified
19 92 (2.06%) CCSP
20 89 (1.99%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1424 (31.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 679 (15.18%) PCI DSS
3 268 (5.99%) COBIT
4 146 (3.26%) GDPR
5 133 (2.97%) QA
6 120 (2.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 107 (2.39%) SLA
8 93 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 52 (1.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 51 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 49 (1.10%) ISO22301
12 44 (0.98%) ISO27002
13 41 (0.92%) RMADS
14 40 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 38 (0.85%) ISO 9001
16 31 (0.69%) JSP 440
17 22 (0.49%) PMO
18 19 (0.42%) Data Quality
18 19 (0.42%) SSAE 16
19 17 (0.38%) GPG13
System Software
1 265 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 139 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 55 (1.23%) Snort
5 39 (0.87%) VMware ESX
6 32 (0.72%) ProxySG
7 26 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (0.51%) Docker
8 23 (0.51%) iptables
9 19 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.25%) vSphere
11 9 (0.20%) HDFS
11 9 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.18%) Firmware
12 8 (0.18%) XenServer
13 7 (0.16%) XenApp
14 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.11%) NDS
16 4 (0.089%) IAG
16 4 (0.089%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 148 (3.31%) Nessus
2 86 (1.92%) CSIRT
3 81 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
4 69 (1.54%) SCCM
5 64 (1.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 47 (1.05%) QRadar
7 42 (0.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 37 (0.83%) Puppet
9 26 (0.58%) Ansible
9 26 (0.58%) Nmap
9 26 (0.58%) PowerBroker
10 23 (0.51%) SELinux
11 22 (0.49%) WSUS
12 21 (0.47%) EnCase
13 20 (0.45%) CA Single Sign-On
14 18 (0.40%) logstash
14 18 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 18 (0.40%) RSA enVision
15 17 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 16 (0.36%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 405 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 321 (7.17%) Cisco
3 203 (4.54%) Oracle
4 200 (4.47%) VMware
5 150 (3.35%) Splunk
6 144 (3.22%) CheckPoint
7 140 (3.13%) Palo Alto
8 135 (3.02%) Intel Security
9 107 (2.39%) Juniper
10 100 (2.24%) CyberArk
11 94 (2.10%) ArcSight
12 83 (1.86%) HP
13 82 (1.83%) F5
13 82 (1.83%) LogRhythm
14 75 (1.68%) Symantec
15 71 (1.59%) Qualys
16 67 (1.50%) Blue Coat
17 65 (1.45%) Fortinet
18 60 (1.34%) Citrix
19 54 (1.21%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, stock, benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £120000 - £160000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 21 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 18 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: Yesterday
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £65000.00 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £68000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £90,000 to £95,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Atherstone, Warwickshire
TNT Global IT
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £72000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago