Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 94 134
Rank change year-on-year -17 +40 +39
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5144 5688 5265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.86% 3.00% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.18% 3.35% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3843 4502 4267
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 £33,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +1.99%

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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -13 4881 £57,500 -4.17% 315
UK excluding London -15 2524 £51,000 -2.86% 202
London -9 2459 £65,000 - 119
South East -20 833 £55,000 - 56
North of England -6 740 £48,000 -4.00% 71
North West +8 429 £52,000 -0.95% 27
Midlands -40 296 £50,000 - 23
South West -4 270 £47,500 -9.52% 20
Yorkshire -24 262 £45,000 -10.00% 32
East of England +24 255 £56,000 +24.44% 25
West Midlands -49 227 £50,000 - 16
Scotland -44 94 £50,000 -4.76% 5
East Midlands +23 71 £47,500 -13.64% 7
North East +29 49 £52,500 +16.67% 12
Wales -9 33 £33,000 -36.54% 2
Northern Ireland -34 7 £55,000 +37.50%
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 1870 (36.35%) CISSP
2 1847 (35.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1565 (30.42%) Finance
4 1463 (28.44%) Cybersecurity
5 1379 (26.81%) CISM
6 1049 (20.39%) Risk Management
7 1035 (20.12%) Management Information System
8 1012 (19.67%) Firewall
9 1005 (19.54%) Data Protection
10 984 (19.13%) Degree
11 892 (17.34%) PCI DSS
12 852 (16.56%) Penetration Testing
13 837 (16.27%) SIEM
14 783 (15.22%) Windows
15 766 (14.89%) ITIL
16 764 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
17 712 (13.84%) CISA
18 659 (12.81%) Linux
19 609 (11.84%) Security Architecture
20 601 (11.68%) GDPR
21 582 (11.31%) Security Operations
22 567 (11.02%) Microsoft
23 526 (10.23%) Network Security
24 525 (10.21%) Project Management
25 523 (10.17%) Computer Science
26 515 (10.01%) Security Management
27 512 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
28 457 (8.88%) Banking
28 457 (8.88%) Vulnerability Management
29 445 (8.65%) Information Security 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
1 111 (2.16%) MS Exchange
2 88 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 73 (1.42%) IIS
4 48 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 48 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 36 (0.70%) Apache
7 25 (0.49%) Skype for Business
8 22 (0.43%) Confluence
9 21 (0.41%) SAS
10 18 (0.35%) CMS
11 17 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
11 17 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 16 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 11 (0.21%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.19%) nginx
16 7 (0.14%) JBoss
16 7 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 131 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 18 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.058%) SPSS
7 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.019%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.019%) Revit
Business Applications
1 31 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.23%) Magento
3 9 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.14%) assyst
5 6 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
5 6 (0.12%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.078%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.078%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.078%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.058%) Sage CRM
8 3 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.058%) Workfront
9 2 (0.039%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.039%) BASE24
9 2 (0.039%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.039%) Primavera
9 2 (0.039%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 293 (5.70%) Amazon AWS
2 225 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 203 (3.95%) SaaS
4 150 (2.92%) Office 365
5 145 (2.82%) IaaS
6 71 (1.38%) PaaS
7 39 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (0.49%) OneDrive
9 18 (0.35%) Mimecast
10 14 (0.27%) G Suite
11 12 (0.23%) Sumo Logic
12 11 (0.21%) Cloudflare
13 8 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.14%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (0.097%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
16 4 (0.078%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.078%) SoftLayer
17 3 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 1012 (19.67%) Firewall
2 526 (10.23%) Network Security
3 358 (6.96%) TCP/IP
4 217 (4.22%) Internet
5 194 (3.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 188 (3.65%) WAN
7 171 (3.32%) LAN
8 141 (2.74%) DNS
8 141 (2.74%) VPN
9 100 (1.94%) SAN
10 92 (1.79%) VoIP
11 84 (1.63%) DHCP
12 83 (1.61%) Wireless
13 74 (1.44%) HTTP
14 58 (1.13%) SMTP
15 55 (1.07%) Cisco ASA
15 55 (1.07%) VLAN
16 52 (1.01%) Wireshark
17 49 (0.95%) LDAP
18 45 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 88 (1.71%) MySQL
3 69 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
4 53 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 50 (0.97%) Relational Database
6 46 (0.89%) Big Data
7 45 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 38 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 35 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 33 (0.64%) Hadoop
11 29 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (0.52%) GIS
13 22 (0.43%) RDBMS
14 20 (0.39%) Oracle Database
15 17 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.27%) Redis
16 14 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 13 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 54 (1.05%) Metasploit
2 43 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 42 (0.82%) JIRA
4 38 (0.74%) Burp Suite
5 32 (0.62%) Jenkins
6 23 (0.45%) Selenium
7 20 (0.39%) Maven
8 19 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 18 (0.35%) AppScan
10 15 (0.29%) Gradle
11 14 (0.27%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.27%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.25%) Cucumber
13 10 (0.19%) JUnit
13 10 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
13 10 (0.19%) Subversion
14 9 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.17%) Mockito
14 9 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
14 9 (0.17%) TestNG
General
1 1565 (30.42%) Finance
2 457 (8.88%) Banking
3 433 (8.42%) Legal
4 213 (4.14%) Law
5 196 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 193 (3.75%) Retail
7 162 (3.15%) Marketing
8 142 (2.76%) Investment Banking
9 117 (2.27%) Manufacturing
10 82 (1.59%) Electronics
11 79 (1.54%) Financial Institution
12 72 (1.40%) Retail Banking
13 35 (0.68%) Military
14 31 (0.60%) Games
15 27 (0.52%) Front Office
16 25 (0.49%) Advertising
17 22 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
18 18 (0.35%) Local Government
19 17 (0.33%) Publishing
20 15 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1141 (22.18%) Analyst
2 867 (16.85%) Security Analyst
3 662 (12.87%) Security Manager
4 638 (12.40%) Consultant
5 484 (9.41%) Security Consultant
6 435 (8.46%) Information Manager
7 424 (8.24%) Information Security Manager
8 423 (8.22%) Information Analyst
9 418 (8.13%) Information Security Analyst
10 383 (7.45%) Architect
11 309 (6.01%) Security Engineer
12 272 (5.29%) Security Officer
13 231 (4.49%) Information Security Officer
14 225 (4.37%) Security Specialist
15 222 (4.32%) IT Manager
16 211 (4.10%) Information Officer
17 209 (4.06%) Security Architect
18 194 (3.77%) IT Analyst
19 188 (3.65%) Information Security Consultant
20 166 (3.23%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (3.77%) .NET
2 128 (2.49%) Web Services
3 118 (2.29%) HTML
4 77 (1.50%) Middleware
5 76 (1.48%) Natural Language Processing
6 61 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 55 (1.07%) CSS
8 54 (1.05%) REST
9 46 (0.89%) SailPoint
10 39 (0.76%) React
11 34 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 34 (0.66%) HTML5
12 33 (0.64%) XML
13 31 (0.60%) ASP.NET
14 29 (0.56%) RESTful
14 29 (0.56%) SOAP
15 28 (0.54%) J2EE
15 28 (0.54%) Node.js
16 23 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
17 22 (0.43%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 1035 (20.12%) Management Information System
2 523 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 512 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
4 349 (6.78%) Data Protection Act
5 267 (5.19%) Cyberthreat
6 223 (4.34%) Data Centre
7 132 (2.57%) CESG
8 123 (2.39%) Security Operations Centre
9 89 (1.73%) Mobile App
10 84 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 80 (1.56%) PKI
12 79 (1.54%) Cyber Attack
13 71 (1.38%) User Experience
14 65 (1.26%) Algorithms
15 60 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
16 56 (1.09%) NHS
17 54 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
18 47 (0.91%) Fintech
19 45 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
20 42 (0.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 783 (15.22%) Windows
2 659 (12.81%) Linux
3 316 (6.14%) Unix
4 274 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 94 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 74 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (1.17%) Windows 7
8 58 (1.13%) Android
9 54 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (0.80%) Kali Linux
10 41 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 37 (0.72%) Windows 10
12 25 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (0.47%) Solaris
14 23 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 22 (0.43%) CentOS
16 19 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (0.21%) Debian
18 9 (0.17%) AIX
18 9 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1463 (28.44%) Cybersecurity
2 1049 (20.39%) Risk Management
3 1005 (19.54%) Data Protection
4 852 (16.56%) Penetration Testing
5 837 (16.27%) SIEM
6 766 (14.89%) ITIL
7 764 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
8 609 (11.84%) Security Architecture
9 582 (11.31%) Security Operations
10 525 (10.21%) Project Management
11 515 (10.01%) Security Management
12 457 (8.88%) Vulnerability Management
13 445 (8.65%) Information Security Management
14 403 (7.83%) ISMS
15 401 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 387 (7.52%) Risk Assessment
17 368 (7.15%) Incident Management
18 364 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
19 335 (6.51%) Change Management
20 307 (5.97%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 291 (5.66%) SQL
2 243 (4.72%) Python
3 238 (4.63%) Java
4 201 (3.91%) C#
5 174 (3.38%) C
6 167 (3.25%) JavaScript
7 122 (2.37%) PowerShell
8 114 (2.22%) Ruby
9 107 (2.08%) Perl
10 81 (1.57%) Bash Shell
11 61 (1.19%) C++
12 60 (1.17%) Shell Script
13 51 (0.99%) PHP
14 34 (0.66%) VB.NET
15 25 (0.49%) Bourne shell
15 25 (0.49%) Korn
16 21 (0.41%) Go
17 18 (0.35%) VB
18 15 (0.29%) VBScript
19 14 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1870 (36.35%) CISSP
2 1379 (26.81%) CISM
3 984 (19.13%) Degree
4 712 (13.84%) CISA
5 409 (7.95%) Security Cleared
6 307 (5.97%) CEH
7 302 (5.87%) GIAC
8 242 (4.70%) SC Cleared
9 235 (4.57%) CRISC
10 200 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
10 200 (3.89%) Computer Science Degree
11 173 (3.36%) SANS
12 158 (3.07%) CREST Certified
13 151 (2.94%) GCIH
14 129 (2.51%) CCNA
15 122 (2.37%) DV Cleared
16 118 (2.29%) SSCP
17 110 (2.14%) CESG Certified Professional
18 96 (1.87%) GCIA
19 87 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1847 (35.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 892 (17.34%) PCI DSS
3 601 (11.68%) GDPR
4 340 (6.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 227 (4.41%) COBIT
6 194 (3.77%) QA
7 170 (3.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 124 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 104 (2.02%) SLA
10 84 (1.63%) ISO 9001
11 74 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 72 (1.40%) ISO 22301
13 62 (1.21%) Data Quality
14 60 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 44 (0.86%) PMO
16 42 (0.82%) RMADS
17 41 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 41 (0.80%) NIST 800
18 38 (0.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 30 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 444 (8.63%) Active Directory
2 163 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
4 85 (1.65%) Docker
5 80 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 64 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (0.89%) vSphere
8 44 (0.86%) Snort
9 12 (0.23%) Firmware
10 11 (0.21%) Apache Flume
10 11 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.19%) XenApp
12 9 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (0.16%) iptables
13 8 (0.16%) XenServer
14 7 (0.14%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.097%) HDFS
15 5 (0.097%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.078%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 173 (3.36%) Nessus
2 93 (1.81%) SCCM
3 85 (1.65%) QRadar
4 70 (1.36%) CSIRT
5 67 (1.30%) Kubernetes
6 62 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
7 47 (0.91%) Ansible
8 45 (0.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 44 (0.86%) Puppet
10 35 (0.68%) Nmap
11 34 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
12 29 (0.56%) vCenter Server
13 28 (0.54%) Core Impact
14 27 (0.52%) OpenVAS
15 26 (0.51%) SCOM
16 25 (0.49%) Nexpose
17 24 (0.47%) RSA Security Analytics
18 21 (0.41%) Nagios
19 19 (0.37%) Terraform
19 19 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 567 (11.02%) Microsoft
2 308 (5.99%) Cisco
3 250 (4.86%) VMware
4 149 (2.90%) Oracle
5 138 (2.68%) Splunk
6 110 (2.14%) McAfee
7 108 (2.10%) Palo Alto
8 100 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 95 (1.85%) SAP
9 95 (1.85%) Symantec
10 87 (1.69%) CyberArk
11 83 (1.61%) Qualys
12 82 (1.59%) Cadence
13 75 (1.46%) LogRhythm
14 71 (1.38%) ArcSight
15 62 (1.21%) Apple
16 61 (1.19%) Citrix
17 55 (1.07%) F5
18 54 (1.05%) Juniper
18 54 (1.05%) SolarWinds