Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Security Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Management over the 6 months to 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 599 535
Rank change year-on-year +83 -64 +41
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 876 748 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.43% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 677 594 776
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £84,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

Security Management 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 150,004 160,879 172,382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.57% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 119,274 126,930 143,463
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Management.

Salary trend for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Management over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Management within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 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 +67 805 £60,000 +9.09% 116
UK excluding London +105 574 £55,000 +10.00% 75
London -1 271 £65,000 +8.33% 41
North of England +115 217 £60,000 +20.00% 16
North West +84 150 £60,000 +17.65% 10
South East -1 141 £60,000 +33.33% 21
East of England +100 104 £55,000 -8.33% 9
Yorkshire +36 62 £46,000 - 4
Midlands +4 47 £57,500 +15.00% 12
West Midlands +24 39 £57,500 +15.00% 10
South West -13 30 £45,000 -20.00% 17
Scotland +11 27 £60,000 +37.14%
East Midlands -4 7 £66,000 +103.08% 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £45,000 -
Isle of Man +8 5 £55,000 +120.00%
Wales +5 5 £42,500 +23.64%
North East -17 5 £40,000 +9.59% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing Security Management 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 Security Management.

1 591 (67.47%) Information Security
2 388 (44.29%) Information Security Management
3 375 (42.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 365 (41.67%) CISSP
5 321 (36.64%) Risk Management
6 313 (35.73%) Management Information System
7 237 (27.05%) ISMS
8 235 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
9 204 (23.29%) SIEM
10 191 (21.80%) Microsoft
11 182 (20.78%) Windows
11 182 (20.78%) Finance
12 172 (19.63%) CISM
13 170 (19.41%) Degree
14 164 (18.72%) Firewall
15 163 (18.61%) Data Protection
16 156 (17.81%) ITIL
17 148 (16.89%) GDPR
18 147 (16.78%) Penetration Testing
19 142 (16.21%) Cisco Certification
20 141 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
21 138 (15.75%) Security Operations
21 138 (15.75%) Incident Management
22 134 (15.30%) Active Directory
23 133 (15.18%) Linux
24 131 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
25 129 (14.73%) PCI DSS
26 118 (13.47%) Data Loss Prevention
27 108 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
28 106 (12.10%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Management
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 20 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.48%) IIS
3 9 (1.03%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.11%) Apache
7 1 (0.11%) SAS
7 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.11%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 141 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (14.95%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (4.22%) Office 365
4 18 (2.05%) PaaS
5 17 (1.94%) SaaS
6 9 (1.03%) IaaS
7 5 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.46%) GitHub
8 4 (0.46%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.23%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.23%) G Suite
11 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 164 (18.72%) Firewall
2 95 (10.84%) Network Security
3 50 (5.71%) WAN
4 47 (5.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 40 (4.57%) DNS
6 38 (4.34%) LAN
7 35 (4.00%) DHCP
8 30 (3.42%) Internet
8 30 (3.42%) VPN
9 24 (2.74%) TCP/IP
9 24 (2.74%) Wireshark
10 19 (2.17%) Wireless
11 17 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (1.83%) Cisco ISE
12 16 (1.83%) MPLS
13 14 (1.60%) IPsec
13 14 (1.60%) SSL
14 13 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (1.48%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.85%) Big Data
3 14 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (1.26%) GIS
5 11 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
6 9 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
6 9 (1.03%) Lumira
6 9 (1.03%) SAP Data Services
6 9 (1.03%) Snowflake Schema
7 8 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.80%) MySQL
8 7 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 5 (0.57%) DB2
9 5 (0.57%) DB2 UDB
9 5 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.57%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (0.68%) Git (software)
1 6 (0.68%) Jenkins
1 6 (0.68%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.57%) JIRA
2 5 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.46%) Maven
3 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.34%) Subversion
5 2 (0.23%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.23%) JMeter
5 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.23%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.23%) The Grinder
5 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.11%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.11%) Spinnaker
General
1 182 (20.78%) Finance
2 88 (10.05%) Legal
3 82 (9.36%) Retail
4 25 (2.85%) Law
5 23 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.94%) Banking
7 13 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.80%) Games
9 6 (0.68%) Local Government
9 6 (0.68%) Marketing
10 5 (0.57%) Billing
10 5 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.46%) Military
11 4 (0.46%) Romanian Language
11 4 (0.46%) Russian Language
12 3 (0.34%) Advertising
12 3 (0.34%) Automotive
12 3 (0.34%) Back Office
12 3 (0.34%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 244 (27.85%) Security Manager
2 170 (19.41%) Information Manager
3 169 (19.29%) Information Security Manager
4 167 (19.06%) Analyst
5 114 (13.01%) Security Analyst
6 64 (7.31%) Information Analyst
7 63 (7.19%) Information Security Analyst
8 58 (6.62%) Consultant
9 51 (5.82%) Architect
9 51 (5.82%) IT Manager
10 49 (5.59%) Security Consultant
11 43 (4.91%) Security Architect
12 38 (4.34%) Security Officer
13 32 (3.65%) IT Security Manager
14 30 (3.42%) Information Security Officer
15 29 (3.31%) Compliance Manager
15 29 (3.31%) Security Engineer
16 28 (3.20%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 27 (3.08%) Information Officer
18 26 (2.97%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.28%) .NET
2 14 (1.60%) Web Services
3 7 (0.80%) XML
4 6 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
4 6 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (0.57%) HTML
5 5 (0.57%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.57%) YAML
6 4 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.46%) Middleware
6 4 (0.46%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.34%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.34%) CSS
7 3 (0.34%) Hibernate
7 3 (0.34%) LESS
7 3 (0.34%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.34%) Sass
7 3 (0.34%) Spring
8 2 (0.23%) Servlets
8 2 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 313 (35.73%) Management Information System
2 90 (10.27%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (7.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 57 (6.51%) Data Protection Act
5 49 (5.59%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (5.25%) Cyberthreat
7 41 (4.68%) Data Centre
8 36 (4.11%) CESG
9 29 (3.31%) Computer Science
10 27 (3.08%) Cyberattack
11 24 (2.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 23 (2.63%) PKI
13 19 (2.17%) Cyber Defence
14 13 (1.48%) Client/Server
14 13 (1.48%) Virtual Team
15 11 (1.26%) Life Science
16 10 (1.14%) BYOD
16 10 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 10 (1.14%) Public Cloud
17 9 (1.03%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 182 (20.78%) Windows
2 133 (15.18%) Linux
3 31 (3.54%) Unix
4 24 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.28%) Windows 10
6 16 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.03%) Android
8 8 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.57%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.34%) CentOS
11 3 (0.34%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) Solaris
13 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 591 (67.47%) Information Security
2 388 (44.29%) Information Security Management
3 321 (36.64%) Risk Management
4 237 (27.05%) ISMS
5 235 (26.83%) Cybersecurity
6 204 (23.29%) SIEM
7 163 (18.61%) Data Protection
8 156 (17.81%) ITIL
9 147 (16.78%) Penetration Testing
10 138 (15.75%) Incident Management
10 138 (15.75%) Security Operations
11 118 (13.47%) Data Loss Prevention
12 108 (12.33%) Agile Software Development
13 106 (12.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 95 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
15 90 (10.27%) Vulnerability Management
16 87 (9.93%) Project Management
17 77 (8.79%) Business Continuity
18 75 (8.56%) OWASP
19 73 (8.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 41 (4.68%) PowerShell
1 41 (4.68%) SQL
2 30 (3.42%) Python
3 18 (2.05%) Java
4 10 (1.14%) C
5 9 (1.03%) Shell Script
5 9 (1.03%) T-SQL
6 8 (0.91%) C#
7 6 (0.68%) JavaScript
8 5 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.57%) Ruby
9 4 (0.46%) Korn
10 3 (0.34%) C++
11 2 (0.23%) Delphi
11 2 (0.23%) Haskell
11 2 (0.23%) PureScript
11 2 (0.23%) Scala
12 1 (0.11%) ES6
12 1 (0.11%) Groovy
12 1 (0.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 365 (41.67%) CISSP
2 172 (19.63%) CISM
3 170 (19.41%) Degree
4 142 (16.21%) Cisco Certification
5 101 (11.53%) CISA
6 87 (9.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 53 (6.05%) Security Cleared
8 51 (5.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (5.71%) SSCP
10 48 (5.48%) CEH
11 42 (4.79%) CCNP
12 41 (4.68%) SANS
13 40 (4.57%) CCNA
13 40 (4.57%) SC Cleared
14 34 (3.88%) MCSE
15 32 (3.65%) CISMP
16 29 (3.31%) CCIE
17 28 (3.20%) CESG Certified Professional
18 27 (3.08%) GCIH
19 24 (2.74%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 375 (42.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 148 (16.89%) GDPR
3 129 (14.73%) PCI DSS
4 61 (6.96%) Cyber Essentials
5 44 (5.02%) COBIT
6 40 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 38 (4.34%) SLA
8 32 (3.65%) QA
9 22 (2.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 17 (1.94%) ISO 9001
11 15 (1.71%) RMADS
12 11 (1.26%) IASME
12 11 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 9 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (1.03%) JSP 440
13 9 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 8 (0.91%) PMO
15 7 (0.80%) ISO 14001
15 7 (0.80%) ISO 22301
16 6 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 134 (15.30%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.05%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.14%) Docker
5 8 (0.91%) BitLocker
5 8 (0.91%) Firmware
6 6 (0.68%) KVM
6 6 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.68%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.46%) XenApp
8 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.11%) LXC
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.11%) pfSense
9 1 (0.11%) Samba
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (3.20%) RSA Security Analytics
2 19 (2.17%) Nessus
2 19 (2.17%) Stealthwatch
3 18 (2.05%) Ansible
4 16 (1.83%) QRadar
4 16 (1.83%) SCCM
5 13 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
5 13 (1.48%) SCOM
6 10 (1.14%) Kubernetes
6 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.14%) OpenVAS
7 9 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.03%) Puppet
8 8 (0.91%) WSUS
9 7 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 6 (0.68%) CASB
10 6 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (0.68%) Terraform
10 6 (0.68%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 191 (21.80%) Microsoft
2 84 (9.59%) Cisco
3 52 (5.94%) Splunk
4 42 (4.79%) VMware
5 41 (4.68%) Qualys
6 35 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 31 (3.54%) Symantec
8 28 (3.20%) McAfee
9 25 (2.85%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.51%) Palo Alto
11 20 (2.28%) Oracle
12 16 (1.83%) Juniper
12 16 (1.83%) SAP
13 13 (1.48%) ArcSight
13 13 (1.48%) Citrix
13 13 (1.48%) Google
13 13 (1.48%) Sony
14 12 (1.37%) HP
14 12 (1.37%) LogRhythm
14 12 (1.37%) SolarWinds