Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 122 116
Rank change year-on-year +13 -6 +43
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5,127 4,542 5,741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.89% 2.65% 2.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 2.93% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3,742 3,509 4,542
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.19% +2.73%
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.84% -2.86% +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 161,161 154,899 184,123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.85% 90.44% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 130,585 127,506 153,009
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 22 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the UK

Information Security
Top 16 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 22 April 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 +11 4,865 £60,000 - 556
UK excluding London +26 2,627 £55,000 +7.84% 350
London -1 2,383 £67,500 +3.85% 233
South East +55 849 £57,500 - 92
North of England +27 797 £52,655 +17.01% 102
North West +7 414 £55,000 +4.76% 52
Yorkshire +58 353 £50,000 +25.00% 38
Midlands -18 324 £50,000 - 59
East of England +18 296 £55,000 - 32
South West -14 222 £47,500 -17.39% 38
West Midlands -34 219 £50,000 -4.76% 41
Scotland -35 118 £47,500 -9.52% 18
East Midlands +16 105 £47,500 +5.56% 18
North East -16 30 £52,500 +16.67% 12
Wales -26 27 £41,355 -8.10% 8
Northern Ireland -7 9 £52,500 +40.00%

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 1,858 (36.24%) CISSP
2 1,791 (34.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,508 (29.41%) Finance
4 1,431 (27.91%) Cybersecurity
5 1,297 (25.30%) CISM
6 1,112 (21.69%) Management Information System
7 1,078 (21.03%) Risk Management
8 1,001 (19.52%) Firewall
9 934 (18.22%) Degree
10 859 (16.75%) GDPR
11 829 (16.17%) Data Protection
12 800 (15.60%) PCI DSS
12 800 (15.60%) CISA
13 777 (15.16%) SIEM
14 739 (14.41%) Windows
15 691 (13.48%) ITIL
16 636 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
17 605 (11.80%) Penetration Testing
18 580 (11.31%) Microsoft
19 577 (11.25%) Security Architecture
20 572 (11.16%) Linux
21 560 (10.92%) Network Security
22 548 (10.69%) Security Operations
23 515 (10.04%) Security Management
24 501 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
25 469 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
26 441 (8.60%) Legal
27 427 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
28 404 (7.88%) Project Management
29 401 (7.82%) Incident 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 98 (1.91%) SharePoint
2 76 (1.48%) IIS
3 55 (1.07%) MS Exchange
4 50 (0.98%) Apache Spark
5 42 (0.82%) Apache
6 36 (0.70%) Confluence
7 27 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 24 (0.47%) CMS
8 24 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 22 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
10 19 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (0.37%) Skype for Business
11 18 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.27%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.25%) JBoss
14 11 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (0.21%) Sitefinity
15 9 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
16 5 (0.098%) SAS
Applications
1 153 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 53 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 26 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.020%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
3 9 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 7 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.098%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.098%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.078%) SAP Business One
6 4 (0.078%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.059%) assyst
7 3 (0.059%) Workfront
8 2 (0.039%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.039%) Primavera
8 2 (0.039%) SAP MDG
8 2 (0.039%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.020%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.020%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.020%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.020%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 289 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 288 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
3 208 (4.06%) SaaS
4 173 (3.37%) Office 365
5 146 (2.85%) IaaS
6 136 (2.65%) PaaS
7 67 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
8 38 (0.74%) OneDrive
9 33 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 29 (0.57%) GitHub
11 13 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 12 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
13 10 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
14 9 (0.18%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 8 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (0.16%) Slack
16 7 (0.14%) G Suite
17 6 (0.12%) Amazon S3
17 6 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1,001 (19.52%) Firewall
2 560 (10.92%) Network Security
3 269 (5.25%) TCP/IP
4 261 (5.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 165 (3.22%) VPN
6 156 (3.04%) Internet
7 149 (2.91%) WAN
8 129 (2.52%) LAN
9 113 (2.20%) DNS
10 91 (1.77%) SAN
11 83 (1.62%) HTTP
12 82 (1.60%) Wireless
13 74 (1.44%) DHCP
14 72 (1.40%) SSL
15 45 (0.88%) MPLS
16 33 (0.64%) SMTP
17 31 (0.60%) SNMP
18 30 (0.59%) Wireshark
19 29 (0.57%) Intranet
20 28 (0.55%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (2.17%) Big Data
2 108 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 52 (1.01%) MySQL
4 40 (0.78%) Relational Database
5 38 (0.74%) Hadoop
6 31 (0.60%) MongoDB
7 26 (0.51%) Cosmos DB
8 25 (0.49%) RDBMS
9 23 (0.45%) NoSQL
10 22 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (0.39%) Blockchain
12 18 (0.35%) Oracle Database
13 17 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (0.33%) GIS
13 17 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (0.25%) Redis
15 12 (0.23%) CouchDB
16 9 (0.18%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 86 (1.68%) JIRA
2 74 (1.44%) Jenkins
3 73 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 50 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 31 (0.60%) Maven
7 27 (0.53%) Burp Suite
7 27 (0.53%) MSBuild
8 24 (0.47%) Metasploit
8 24 (0.47%) Selenium
8 24 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 20 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 20 (0.39%) Visual Studio
10 17 (0.33%) Gradle
11 13 (0.25%) NUnit
11 13 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 12 (0.23%) AppScan
12 12 (0.23%) Subversion
13 10 (0.20%) CA Release Automation
14 9 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 1,508 (29.41%) Finance
2 441 (8.60%) Legal
3 348 (6.79%) Banking
4 262 (5.11%) Retail
5 204 (3.98%) Law
6 137 (2.67%) Investment Banking
7 125 (2.44%) Telecoms
8 105 (2.05%) Marketing
9 79 (1.54%) Games
10 56 (1.09%) Military
11 55 (1.07%) Retail Banking
12 43 (0.84%) Manufacturing
13 42 (0.82%) Advertising
13 42 (0.82%) Financial Institution
14 36 (0.70%) Publishing
15 22 (0.43%) Back Office
16 13 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
17 12 (0.23%) Front Office
18 11 (0.21%) Electronics
19 9 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1,072 (20.91%) Analyst
2 822 (16.03%) Security Analyst
3 815 (15.90%) Security Manager
4 530 (10.34%) Consultant
5 517 (10.08%) Information Security Manager
6 508 (9.91%) Information Manager
7 454 (8.86%) Architect
8 392 (7.65%) Information Analyst
9 384 (7.49%) Information Security Analyst
10 381 (7.43%) Security Consultant
11 293 (5.71%) Security Engineer
12 276 (5.38%) Security Architect
13 250 (4.88%) Security Officer
14 217 (4.23%) IT Manager
15 198 (3.86%) Information Security Officer
16 181 (3.53%) Information Officer
17 178 (3.47%) Information Security Consultant
18 157 (3.06%) Security Specialist
19 147 (2.87%) Risk Manager
20 146 (2.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (3.18%) .NET
2 124 (2.42%) Middleware
3 92 (1.79%) Web Services
4 69 (1.35%) RESTful
5 56 (1.09%) HTML
6 55 (1.07%) .NET Framework
7 53 (1.03%) AngularJS
8 52 (1.01%) Node.js
9 50 (0.98%) CSS
10 49 (0.96%) ASP.NET Web API
11 48 (0.94%) Spring
12 43 (0.84%) LDAP
13 33 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
13 33 (0.64%) REST
14 32 (0.62%) React
15 31 (0.60%) Natural Language Processing
16 29 (0.57%) Hibernate
17 28 (0.55%) Entity Framework
18 27 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
19 26 (0.51%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 1,112 (21.69%) Management Information System
2 501 (9.77%) Analytical Skills
3 383 (7.47%) Computer Science
4 234 (4.56%) Data Centre
5 232 (4.53%) Cyberthreat
6 230 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
7 219 (4.27%) Data Protection Act
8 150 (2.93%) Security Operations Centre
9 102 (1.99%) PKI
10 99 (1.93%) Fintech
11 92 (1.79%) CESG
12 71 (1.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 71 (1.38%) Mobile App
13 68 (1.33%) Cyberattack
14 60 (1.17%) NHS
15 55 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
16 50 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
17 48 (0.94%) Mainframe
18 45 (0.88%) User Experience
19 43 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 739 (14.41%) Windows
2 572 (11.16%) Linux
3 297 (5.79%) Unix
4 233 (4.54%) Windows Server
5 66 (1.29%) Apple iOS
5 66 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 60 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (1.15%) Android
8 53 (1.03%) Mac OS X
9 38 (0.74%) Windows 10
10 37 (0.72%) Windows 7
11 30 (0.59%) Kali Linux
12 29 (0.57%) Solaris
13 28 (0.55%) AIX
14 23 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.31%) Windows 8
16 15 (0.29%) CentOS
17 13 (0.25%) VMS
18 12 (0.23%) Ubuntu
19 11 (0.21%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,431 (27.91%) Cybersecurity
2 1,078 (21.03%) Risk Management
3 829 (16.17%) Data Protection
4 777 (15.16%) SIEM
5 691 (13.48%) ITIL
6 636 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
7 605 (11.80%) Penetration Testing
8 577 (11.25%) Security Architecture
9 548 (10.69%) Security Operations
10 515 (10.04%) Security Management
11 469 (9.15%) Vulnerability Management
12 427 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
13 404 (7.88%) Project Management
14 401 (7.82%) Incident Management
15 391 (7.63%) Information Security Management
16 384 (7.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 372 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
18 322 (6.28%) ISMS
19 312 (6.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 310 (6.05%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 233 (4.54%) Java
2 220 (4.29%) SQL
3 219 (4.27%) Python
4 213 (4.15%) C
5 187 (3.65%) C#
6 139 (2.71%) PowerShell
7 123 (2.40%) JavaScript
8 119 (2.32%) Ruby
9 103 (2.01%) Bash Shell
10 94 (1.83%) Perl
11 76 (1.48%) C++
12 47 (0.92%) PHP
13 40 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 33 (0.64%) VB.NET
15 28 (0.55%) T-SQL
16 27 (0.53%) Java 8
17 26 (0.51%) Korn
18 24 (0.47%) Bourne shell
19 21 (0.41%) VB
20 18 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,858 (36.24%) CISSP
2 1,297 (25.30%) CISM
3 934 (18.22%) Degree
4 800 (15.60%) CISA
5 381 (7.43%) Security Cleared
6 287 (5.60%) CEH
7 262 (5.11%) GIAC
8 238 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
9 235 (4.58%) SANS
10 207 (4.04%) SC Cleared
11 194 (3.78%) CRISC
12 159 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
13 147 (2.87%) SSCP
14 136 (2.65%) GCIH
15 131 (2.56%) CCNA
16 121 (2.36%) OSCP
17 116 (2.26%) DV Cleared
18 107 (2.09%) CREST Certified
19 98 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
20 95 (1.85%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,791 (34.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 859 (16.75%) GDPR
3 800 (15.60%) PCI DSS
4 334 (6.51%) COBIT
5 223 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 196 (3.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 141 (2.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 98 (1.91%) QA
9 80 (1.56%) ISO 9001
10 73 (1.42%) SLA
11 62 (1.21%) ISO 22301
12 57 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 52 (1.01%) ISAE 3402
14 42 (0.82%) GPG13
15 36 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 34 (0.66%) PMO
17 33 (0.64%) ISO 31000
18 32 (0.62%) RMADS
19 31 (0.60%) JSP 440
20 28 (0.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 273 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 158 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (1.74%) Docker
4 71 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 61 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (0.92%) Snort
7 41 (0.80%) vSphere
8 21 (0.41%) HDFS
9 16 (0.31%) Firmware
10 14 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (0.20%) Apache Flume
12 7 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.14%) XenApp
13 5 (0.098%) iptables
14 4 (0.078%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.059%) LXC
15 3 (0.059%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.039%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.039%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 129 (2.52%) Nessus
2 66 (1.29%) QRadar
3 63 (1.23%) CSIRT
4 55 (1.07%) Puppet
5 53 (1.03%) Ansible
6 51 (0.99%) SCCM
6 51 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
7 45 (0.88%) Kubernetes
8 43 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
9 35 (0.68%) Terraform
10 34 (0.66%) RSA enVision
11 33 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
12 27 (0.53%) Core Impact
13 26 (0.51%) CASB
13 26 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 22 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
14 22 (0.43%) RSA Security Analytics
15 20 (0.39%) SCOM
16 17 (0.33%) OpenVAS
17 16 (0.31%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 580 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 219 (4.27%) VMware
3 214 (4.17%) Cisco
4 134 (2.61%) Oracle
5 121 (2.36%) Splunk
6 107 (2.09%) CheckPoint
7 83 (1.62%) Qualys
8 73 (1.42%) Palo Alto
9 63 (1.23%) IBM
10 62 (1.21%) Citrix
10 62 (1.21%) McAfee
11 58 (1.13%) ArcSight
11 58 (1.13%) SAP
12 57 (1.11%) LogRhythm
13 56 (1.09%) Apple
13 56 (1.09%) Google
13 56 (1.09%) Sophos
14 54 (1.05%) Capita
15 53 (1.03%) Symantec
16 45 (0.88%) Fortinet