Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 121 105
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16 +39
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 5,360 4,709 5,851
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.05% 2.65% 2.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 2.92% 3.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,869 3,657 4,637
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,900 £36,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -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 159,438 161,090 183,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.70% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 127,376 129,920 152,232
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 5,054 £60,000 - 555
UK excluding London +35 2,781 £55,000 +10.00% 355
London +14 2,456 £65,000 - 233
South East +26 794 £57,500 +9.52% 96
North of England +31 789 £52,500 +5.00% 73
North West +18 433 £55,000 - 38
Midlands +32 402 £52,250 +4.50% 70
East of England +52 388 £52,500 -4.55% 37
Yorkshire +60 329 £47,500 +8.53% 31
West Midlands +24 275 £51,635 -3.49% 50
South West +1 236 £50,500 -8.18% 46
Scotland +4 132 £46,000 -20.00% 25
East Midlands +38 121 £52,500 +16.67% 20
Wales -4 41 £40,210 -10.65% 5
North East -28 27 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Northern Ireland -5 8 £52,500 +40.00% 2
Isle of Man +2 5 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 1,942 (36.23%) CISSP
2 1,822 (33.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1,582 (29.51%) Cybersecurity
4 1,535 (28.64%) Finance
5 1,333 (24.87%) CISM
6 1,185 (22.11%) Management Information System
7 1,171 (21.85%) Risk Management
8 1,043 (19.46%) Degree
9 944 (17.61%) Firewall
10 904 (16.87%) GDPR
11 837 (15.62%) CISA
12 823 (15.35%) SIEM
13 807 (15.06%) PCI DSS
14 801 (14.94%) Data Protection
15 774 (14.44%) Windows
16 754 (14.07%) ITIL
17 706 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
18 652 (12.16%) Microsoft
19 631 (11.77%) Security Architecture
20 577 (10.76%) Security Operations
21 563 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
22 547 (10.21%) Vulnerability Management
23 534 (9.96%) Linux
23 534 (9.96%) Penetration Testing
23 534 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
24 530 (9.89%) Network Security
25 488 (9.10%) Security Management
26 455 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
27 454 (8.47%) Legal
28 432 (8.06%) 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 97 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 76 (1.42%) MS Exchange
3 75 (1.40%) IIS
4 47 (0.88%) Confluence
5 41 (0.76%) CMS
6 38 (0.71%) Apache
6 38 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (0.65%) Apache Spark
8 24 (0.45%) Skype for Business
9 21 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 20 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (0.35%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.32%) Sitefinity
13 16 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
13 16 (0.30%) nginx
14 13 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 8 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 184 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 41 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 33 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.075%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.019%) Abaqus
8 1 (0.019%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.019%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 15 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.15%) Elite 3E
3 8 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
4 7 (0.13%) assyst
4 7 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
5 6 (0.11%) Sentinel
6 5 (0.093%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.056%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.056%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.037%) Carpe Diem
8 2 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.037%) SAP Hybris
8 2 (0.037%) Visualfiles
9 1 (0.019%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.019%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.019%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 338 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 259 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
3 220 (4.10%) SaaS
4 181 (3.38%) Office 365
5 141 (2.63%) IaaS
6 138 (2.57%) PaaS
7 47 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 37 (0.69%) GitHub
9 28 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 11 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
11 11 (0.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
12 10 (0.19%) Serverless
13 9 (0.17%) G Suite
14 8 (0.15%) Mimecast
15 7 (0.13%) Slack
16 6 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 944 (17.61%) Firewall
2 530 (9.89%) Network Security
3 289 (5.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 280 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 197 (3.68%) VPN
6 190 (3.54%) WAN
7 188 (3.51%) LAN
8 171 (3.19%) Internet
9 129 (2.41%) DNS
10 98 (1.83%) SAN
11 74 (1.38%) DHCP
12 71 (1.32%) Wireless
13 70 (1.31%) HTTP
14 52 (0.97%) VoIP
15 48 (0.90%) MPLS
16 47 (0.88%) SSL
17 44 (0.82%) WLAN
18 42 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
19 40 (0.75%) SNMP
20 39 (0.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (3.15%) SQL Server
2 165 (3.08%) Big Data
3 72 (1.34%) Hadoop
4 67 (1.25%) MySQL
5 46 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 43 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (0.58%) Blockchain
7 31 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 28 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 23 (0.43%) MongoDB
10 21 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
11 20 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
12 18 (0.34%) GIS
13 17 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
14 15 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (0.24%) Apache Hive
15 13 (0.24%) Impala
15 13 (0.24%) Oracle Database
15 13 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 101 (1.88%) JIRA
2 85 (1.59%) Jenkins
3 77 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 47 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
6 30 (0.56%) MSBuild
6 30 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 24 (0.45%) Burp Suite
8 23 (0.43%) Bitbucket
9 22 (0.41%) Maven
10 19 (0.35%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.34%) Selenium
12 16 (0.30%) Metasploit
13 15 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (0.26%) AppScan
15 12 (0.22%) Gradle
15 12 (0.22%) NUnit
16 11 (0.21%) Ant
16 11 (0.21%) Subversion
17 9 (0.17%) Cucumber
General
1 1,535 (28.64%) Finance
2 454 (8.47%) Legal
3 359 (6.70%) Banking
4 277 (5.17%) Retail
5 160 (2.99%) Investment Banking
6 153 (2.85%) Telecoms
7 139 (2.59%) Law
8 79 (1.47%) Marketing
9 68 (1.27%) Games
10 66 (1.23%) Military
11 53 (0.99%) Financial Institution
11 53 (0.99%) Publishing
12 46 (0.86%) Advertising
12 46 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 45 (0.84%) Retail Banking
14 27 (0.50%) Back Office
15 23 (0.43%) Billing
16 22 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 17 (0.32%) Local Government
18 15 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1,063 (19.83%) Analyst
2 811 (15.13%) Security Analyst
3 766 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 507 (9.46%) Consultant
5 502 (9.37%) Architect
6 489 (9.12%) Information Manager
7 475 (8.86%) Information Security Manager
8 402 (7.50%) Information Analyst
9 391 (7.29%) Information Security Analyst
10 385 (7.18%) Security Engineer
11 359 (6.70%) Security Consultant
12 353 (6.59%) Security Architect
13 270 (5.04%) Security Officer
14 220 (4.10%) IT Manager
15 204 (3.81%) Information Security Officer
16 185 (3.45%) Information Officer
17 171 (3.19%) Senior Analyst
18 158 (2.95%) Developer
19 148 (2.76%) Senior Security Analyst
20 144 (2.69%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (3.82%) .NET
2 110 (2.05%) Web Services
3 86 (1.60%) Middleware
4 76 (1.42%) HTML
5 73 (1.36%) .NET Framework
6 62 (1.16%) CSS
7 59 (1.10%) RESTful
8 58 (1.08%) SailPoint
9 52 (0.97%) AngularJS
10 50 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 48 (0.90%) Node.js
12 46 (0.86%) REST
13 39 (0.73%) Spring
14 38 (0.71%) React
15 31 (0.58%) J2EE
16 29 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
16 29 (0.54%) Entity Framework
17 28 (0.52%) ASP.NET
18 25 (0.47%) Hibernate
19 23 (0.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1,185 (22.11%) Management Information System
2 563 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
3 372 (6.94%) Computer Science
4 281 (5.24%) Data Centre
5 259 (4.83%) Self-Motivation
6 207 (3.86%) Data Protection Act
7 192 (3.58%) Cyberthreat
8 162 (3.02%) Security Operations Centre
9 120 (2.24%) Fintech
10 108 (2.01%) PKI
11 103 (1.92%) Mobile App
12 100 (1.87%) CESG
13 86 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 78 (1.46%) User Experience
15 75 (1.40%) Cyberattack
16 56 (1.04%) Smartphone
17 54 (1.01%) NHS
18 51 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
19 49 (0.91%) Public Cloud
20 46 (0.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 774 (14.44%) Windows
2 534 (9.96%) Linux
3 230 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 211 (3.94%) Unix
5 76 (1.42%) Apple iOS
6 75 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 68 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 55 (1.03%) Android
9 55 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (0.88%) Windows 10
11 36 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 31 (0.58%) Solaris
13 26 (0.49%) CentOS
14 21 (0.39%) AIX
15 20 (0.37%) Kali Linux
16 17 (0.32%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 13 (0.24%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,582 (29.51%) Cybersecurity
2 1,171 (21.85%) Risk Management
3 823 (15.35%) SIEM
4 801 (14.94%) Data Protection
5 754 (14.07%) ITIL
6 706 (13.17%) Agile Software Development
7 631 (11.77%) Security Architecture
8 577 (10.76%) Security Operations
9 547 (10.21%) Vulnerability Management
10 534 (9.96%) Penetration Testing
10 534 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
11 488 (9.10%) Security Management
12 455 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 432 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
14 409 (7.63%) Project Management
15 384 (7.16%) Incident Management
16 361 (6.74%) Information Security Management
17 338 (6.31%) Business Continuity
18 331 (6.18%) Identity Access Management
19 324 (6.04%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 274 (5.11%) SQL
2 256 (4.78%) Java
3 248 (4.63%) Python
4 178 (3.32%) C
4 178 (3.32%) C#
5 166 (3.10%) PowerShell
6 137 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 98 (1.83%) Perl
8 86 (1.60%) Ruby
9 80 (1.49%) C++
10 78 (1.46%) Bash Shell
11 49 (0.91%) PHP
12 43 (0.80%) T-SQL
13 30 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 27 (0.50%) VB.NET
15 26 (0.49%) VB
16 23 (0.43%) BeanShell
17 16 (0.30%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.22%) Java 8
18 12 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1,942 (36.23%) CISSP
2 1,333 (24.87%) CISM
3 1,043 (19.46%) Degree
4 837 (15.62%) CISA
5 410 (7.65%) Security Cleared
6 335 (6.25%) CEH
7 282 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 216 (4.03%) SANS
9 193 (3.60%) CRISC
10 188 (3.51%) SC Cleared
11 179 (3.34%) GIAC
12 170 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 145 (2.71%) SSCP
14 133 (2.48%) CCNA
15 129 (2.41%) CompTIA Security+
16 122 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
17 114 (2.13%) DV Cleared
18 110 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
19 102 (1.90%) CISMP
20 98 (1.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,822 (33.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 904 (16.87%) GDPR
3 807 (15.06%) PCI DSS
4 298 (5.56%) COBIT
5 238 (4.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 237 (4.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 131 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 110 (2.05%) SLA
9 100 (1.87%) QA
10 88 (1.64%) ISO 9001
11 64 (1.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 52 (0.97%) ISO 22301
13 48 (0.90%) ISAE 3402
14 45 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 33 (0.62%) GPG13
16 29 (0.54%) HIPAA
16 29 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 29 (0.54%) PMO
17 28 (0.52%) NIST 800
17 28 (0.52%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 311 (5.80%) Active Directory
2 167 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (1.42%) Docker
4 56 (1.04%) Hyper-V
5 45 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (0.63%) Snort
6 34 (0.63%) vSphere
7 25 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (0.39%) HDFS
9 19 (0.35%) Firmware
10 17 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (0.28%) Apache Flume
12 6 (0.11%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.11%) XenApp
13 4 (0.075%) GlusterFS
13 4 (0.075%) iptables
13 4 (0.075%) LXC
13 4 (0.075%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.075%) vCloud
13 4 (0.075%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 107 (2.00%) Nessus
2 64 (1.19%) SCCM
3 55 (1.03%) QRadar
4 51 (0.95%) Ansible
5 48 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 48 (0.90%) Puppet
6 45 (0.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 45 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
7 31 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 29 (0.54%) Kubernetes
9 28 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
10 27 (0.50%) Core Impact
11 26 (0.49%) CSIRT
12 24 (0.45%) Nexpose
12 24 (0.45%) OpenVAS
13 21 (0.39%) RSA Security Analytics
14 19 (0.35%) Terraform
15 18 (0.34%) FortiGate
15 18 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 18 (0.34%) SCOM
Vendors
1 652 (12.16%) Microsoft
2 276 (5.15%) Cisco
3 240 (4.48%) VMware
4 179 (3.34%) Splunk
5 142 (2.65%) CheckPoint
6 139 (2.59%) Oracle
7 97 (1.81%) Citrix
8 95 (1.77%) Qualys
9 91 (1.70%) LogRhythm
10 77 (1.44%) Juniper
11 74 (1.38%) ArcSight
12 72 (1.34%) Symantec
13 67 (1.25%) CyberArk
14 64 (1.19%) Apple
15 58 (1.08%) IBM
16 57 (1.06%) McAfee
17 56 (1.04%) Fortinet
17 56 (1.04%) SAP
18 55 (1.03%) Google
19 52 (0.97%) Sophos