Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 490 558 513
Rank change year-on-year +68 -45 +31
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 909 837 1,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.47% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.51% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 659 653 835
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,130 £37,120
90th Percentile £87,500 £80,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £51,820
% change year-on-year +15.00% -3.51% +2.76%

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 145,877 165,074 169,374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.58% 91.89% 91.28%
Number of salaries quoted 115,394 131,109 140,507
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,696
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 14 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Top 16 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 14 December 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 +72 848 £60,000 +9.09% 116
UK excluding London +115 614 £57,500 +15.00% 71
London 0 260 £63,750 +6.25% 46
North of England +114 237 £60,000 +20.00% 25
North West +121 179 £60,000 +15.38% 15
South East +12 159 £55,000 +12.24% 23
East of England +100 113 £54,000 -11.84% 4
Yorkshire +7 45 £45,000 -6.25% 6
Midlands +9 40 £56,250 +12.50% 8
West Midlands +24 36 £47,500 -9.52% 4
South West 0 32 £52,500 +6.06% 10
Scotland +2 23 £51,500 +35.53%
North East +11 13 £40,000 -17.53% 4
Northern Ireland - 7 £45,000 - 1
Wales +7 5 £42,250 +20.54%
East Midlands +17 3 £66,000 +69.23% 4

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 694 (76.35%) Information Security
2 456 (50.17%) Information Security Management
3 435 (47.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 382 (42.02%) Management Information System
5 376 (41.36%) CISSP
6 342 (37.62%) Risk Management
7 281 (30.91%) ISMS
8 246 (27.06%) Windows
9 230 (25.30%) Cybersecurity
10 219 (24.09%) Microsoft
11 212 (23.32%) SIEM
12 210 (23.10%) Incident Management
13 200 (22.00%) Degree
14 191 (21.01%) Data Protection
15 177 (19.47%) Penetration Testing
16 174 (19.14%) Finance
17 173 (19.03%) CISM
18 167 (18.37%) Active Directory
19 166 (18.26%) ITIL
19 166 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
20 164 (18.04%) Cisco Certification
21 163 (17.93%) Linux
22 161 (17.71%) GDPR
23 158 (17.38%) Amazon AWS
24 154 (16.94%) Security Operations
25 146 (16.06%) Data Loss Prevention
26 135 (14.85%) Firewall
27 128 (14.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 125 (13.75%) PCI DSS
29 112 (12.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP

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 14 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 7 (0.77%) IIS
2 7 (0.77%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.33%) Confluence
5 1 (0.11%) Apache
5 1 (0.11%) SAS
5 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
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
1 166 (18.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 158 (17.38%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (4.51%) Office 365
4 18 (1.98%) SaaS
5 11 (1.21%) PaaS
6 8 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.44%) GitHub
8 4 (0.44%) IaaS
9 3 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.22%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.22%) G Suite
10 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 135 (14.85%) Firewall
2 91 (10.01%) Network Security
3 35 (3.85%) DNS
3 35 (3.85%) WAN
4 33 (3.63%) DHCP
4 33 (3.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 30 (3.30%) LAN
6 27 (2.97%) Internet
7 24 (2.64%) Wireshark
8 23 (2.53%) VPN
9 18 (1.98%) TCP/IP
10 13 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.32%) SSL
12 11 (1.21%) MPLS
12 11 (1.21%) Skype
13 10 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.10%) Ethernet
13 10 (1.10%) Intranet
13 10 (1.10%) Wireless
14 9 (0.99%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.42%) Big Data
3 12 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (0.77%) Geospatial Data
5 7 (0.77%) GIS
5 7 (0.77%) Lumira
5 7 (0.77%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (0.77%) Snowflake Schema
6 6 (0.66%) MySQL
7 5 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.55%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 5 (0.55%) DB2
7 5 (0.55%) DB2 UDB
7 5 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 6 (0.66%) Metasploit
2 5 (0.55%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.55%) JIRA
2 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.44%) Maven
3 4 (0.44%) Subversion
3 4 (0.44%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.33%) JMeter
4 3 (0.33%) LoadRunner
4 3 (0.33%) Mercurial
4 3 (0.33%) The Grinder
5 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 174 (19.14%) Finance
2 111 (12.21%) Legal
3 72 (7.92%) Retail
4 58 (6.38%) Law
5 25 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.42%) Banking
7 12 (1.32%) Back Office
8 9 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.88%) Games
9 8 (0.88%) Marketing
10 7 (0.77%) Billing
11 6 (0.66%) Local Government
11 6 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.55%) Electronics
13 4 (0.44%) Publishing
13 4 (0.44%) Romanian Language
13 4 (0.44%) Russian Language
14 3 (0.33%) Advertising
14 3 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
14 3 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 289 (31.79%) Security Manager
2 226 (24.86%) Information Manager
3 222 (24.42%) Information Security Manager
4 194 (21.34%) Analyst
5 108 (11.88%) Security Analyst
6 64 (7.04%) Information Analyst
7 63 (6.93%) Information Security Analyst
8 46 (5.06%) Architect
9 41 (4.51%) Service Analyst
10 40 (4.40%) IT Manager
11 39 (4.29%) Service Desk Analyst
12 37 (4.07%) Consultant
12 37 (4.07%) Security Architect
12 37 (4.07%) Security Officer
13 36 (3.96%) Head of Security
14 29 (3.19%) Compliance Manager
14 29 (3.19%) Security Consultant
15 25 (2.75%) Information Security Officer
16 24 (2.64%) Risk Manager
16 24 (2.64%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.87%) .NET
2 10 (1.10%) Web Services
3 6 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (0.66%) XML
4 5 (0.55%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.55%) YAML
5 4 (0.44%) Middleware
6 3 (0.33%) HTML
6 3 (0.33%) LDAP
6 3 (0.33%) Servlets
7 2 (0.22%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (0.22%) SAML
8 1 (0.11%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.11%) LESS
8 1 (0.11%) Sass
8 1 (0.11%) Spring
8 1 (0.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 382 (42.02%) Management Information System
2 80 (8.80%) Security Operations Centre
3 70 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (6.93%) Cyberthreat
5 57 (6.27%) Data Protection Act
6 44 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
7 42 (4.62%) CESG
7 42 (4.62%) Data Centre
8 28 (3.08%) PKI
9 26 (2.86%) Cyberattack
10 24 (2.64%) Cyber Defence
10 24 (2.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 15 (1.65%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.43%) Public Cloud
12 13 (1.43%) Smart Meter
13 12 (1.32%) User Experience
14 10 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 10 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.99%) BYOD
15 9 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 246 (27.06%) Windows
2 163 (17.93%) Linux
3 30 (3.30%) Windows 10
4 29 (3.19%) Windows 7
5 20 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 18 (1.98%) Unix
7 13 (1.43%) Android
8 12 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.55%) CentOS
12 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (76.35%) Information Security
2 456 (50.17%) Information Security Management
3 342 (37.62%) Risk Management
4 281 (30.91%) ISMS
5 230 (25.30%) Cybersecurity
6 212 (23.32%) SIEM
7 210 (23.10%) Incident Management
8 191 (21.01%) Data Protection
9 177 (19.47%) Penetration Testing
10 166 (18.26%) ITIL
11 154 (16.94%) Security Operations
12 146 (16.06%) Data Loss Prevention
13 128 (14.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 106 (11.66%) OWASP
15 98 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
16 90 (9.90%) Vulnerability Management
17 71 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
17 71 (7.81%) Service Management
18 68 (7.48%) Business Continuity
19 67 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 39 (4.29%) SQL
2 34 (3.74%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.98%) Python
4 15 (1.65%) C
5 11 (1.21%) Shell Script
6 9 (0.99%) Java
7 8 (0.88%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.77%) C#
9 4 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.44%) Korn
10 3 (0.33%) C++
10 3 (0.33%) Haskell
10 3 (0.33%) PureScript
10 3 (0.33%) Scala
11 2 (0.22%) Ruby
12 1 (0.11%) ES6
12 1 (0.11%) Groovy
12 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 376 (41.36%) CISSP
2 200 (22.00%) Degree
3 173 (19.03%) CISM
4 164 (18.04%) Cisco Certification
5 112 (12.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 107 (11.77%) CISA
7 59 (6.49%) Security Cleared
8 55 (6.05%) SSCP
9 54 (5.94%) CISMP
10 49 (5.39%) CCNA
11 46 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
11 46 (5.06%) SC Cleared
12 43 (4.73%) CEH
13 38 (4.18%) SANS
14 34 (3.74%) MCSE
15 31 (3.41%) CREST Certified
16 25 (2.75%) GCIH
16 25 (2.75%) GSEC
17 24 (2.64%) GCFA
17 24 (2.64%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 435 (47.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 161 (17.71%) GDPR
3 125 (13.75%) PCI DSS
4 63 (6.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 50 (5.50%) SLA
6 47 (5.17%) COBIT
7 37 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 28 (3.08%) QA
9 20 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 13 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 10 (1.10%) RMADS
12 9 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 8 (0.88%) PMO
14 7 (0.77%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.66%) Data Quality
15 6 (0.66%) ISAE 3402
15 6 (0.66%) NIST 800
16 5 (0.55%) GPG13
16 5 (0.55%) IASME
16 5 (0.55%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 167 (18.37%) Active Directory
2 29 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.88%) Docker
5 6 (0.66%) KVM
6 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.11%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) LXC
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.11%) pfSense
8 1 (0.11%) Samba
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
8 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (2.64%) RSA Security Analytics
1 24 (2.64%) Stealthwatch
2 17 (1.87%) SCOM
3 13 (1.43%) Ansible
4 12 (1.32%) QRadar
5 9 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (0.88%) Nessus
7 7 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (0.77%) SCCM
8 6 (0.66%) Kubernetes
8 6 (0.66%) OpenVAS
8 6 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.66%) Puppet
9 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.44%) Nmap
9 4 (0.44%) Terraform
9 4 (0.44%) WSUS
10 3 (0.33%) AirWatch
10 3 (0.33%) Nagios
10 3 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 219 (24.09%) Microsoft
2 58 (6.38%) Cisco
3 51 (5.61%) Splunk
4 41 (4.51%) Qualys
5 40 (4.40%) Sony
6 36 (3.96%) VMware
7 32 (3.52%) CheckPoint
8 31 (3.41%) Symantec
9 27 (2.97%) Oracle
10 20 (2.20%) Citrix
11 19 (2.09%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.76%) McAfee
12 16 (1.76%) Palo Alto
12 16 (1.76%) SAP
13 15 (1.65%) Google
14 11 (1.21%) Juniper
15 9 (0.99%) CA
16 8 (0.88%) ArcSight
16 8 (0.88%) IBM
16 8 (0.88%) iManage