Period
to 15 September 2019

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 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 459 541 611
Rank change year-on-year +82 +70 -64
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 901 837 748
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.55% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 556 642 591
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,375 £36,525 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +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 128,908 153,074 163,775
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.11% 91.77% 92.30%
Number of salaries quoted 101,192 121,815 129,338
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 15 September 2019.

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 15 September 2019. 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 +104 843 £55,000 -4.35% 77
UK excluding London +61 604 £50,000 -9.09% 69
London +111 278 £62,500 -3.85% 17
South East +123 237 £57,125 +1.56% 17
North of England -64 111 £47,500 -13.64% 8
Midlands +69 96 £47,500 -9.52% 19
North West -44 74 £51,250 -14.58% 7
West Midlands +52 71 £47,500 -11.21% 12
East of England +42 65 £55,000 - 8
South West +29 58 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Yorkshire -33 32 £47,000 +4.44% 1
East Midlands +32 25 £42,500 -19.05% 7
Scotland +17 23 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Wales +14 11 £51,250 +20.59% 5
North East +22 4 £40,500 +1.25%
Northern Ireland -17 3 £62,500 +38.89%

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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.

1 675 (74.92%) Information Security
2 483 (53.61%) Information Security Management
3 394 (43.73%) Management Information System
4 361 (40.07%) ISMS
5 339 (37.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 305 (33.85%) ITIL
7 261 (28.97%) Windows
8 249 (27.64%) CISSP
9 220 (24.42%) Cybersecurity
10 199 (22.09%) Finance
11 176 (19.53%) CISM
12 150 (16.65%) Azure
13 145 (16.09%) Degree
14 143 (15.87%) Microsoft
15 138 (15.32%) GDPR
16 136 (15.09%) Security Architecture
17 135 (14.98%) Security Operations
18 133 (14.76%) Risk Management
19 131 (14.54%) SLA
20 130 (14.43%) Windows 7
21 128 (14.21%) Citrix
22 127 (14.10%) Law
23 125 (13.87%) Active Directory
24 120 (13.32%) Firewall
24 120 (13.32%) Sony
25 118 (13.10%) SIEM
26 117 (12.99%) Windows 10
27 114 (12.65%) Ticket Management
28 109 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
29 106 (11.76%) Data Protection

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 43 (4.77%) MS Exchange
2 22 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.89%) IIS
4 15 (1.66%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.00%) CMS
6 8 (0.89%) EPiServer
6 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.33%) JBoss
7 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.22%) SAS
9 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 53 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.22%) Carpe Diem
1 11 (1.22%) Elite 3E
2 6 (0.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.33%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 150 (16.65%) Azure
2 105 (11.65%) AWS
3 93 (10.32%) Office 365
4 31 (3.44%) GCP
5 27 (3.00%) SaaS
6 23 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (2.55%) npm
7 14 (1.55%) IaaS
8 9 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.89%) PaaS
10 5 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.44%) G Suite
12 3 (0.33%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Flow
13 2 (0.22%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.22%) Serverless
14 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 120 (13.32%) Firewall
2 96 (10.65%) Network Security
3 36 (4.00%) VPN
4 28 (3.11%) DNS
5 26 (2.89%) Internet
6 23 (2.55%) TCP/IP
7 20 (2.22%) DHCP
8 19 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
9 18 (2.00%) Skype
10 16 (1.78%) LAN
11 15 (1.66%) Broadband
11 15 (1.66%) SSL
11 15 (1.66%) WAN
12 12 (1.33%) IPstream
12 12 (1.33%) LLU
13 11 (1.22%) SAN
13 11 (1.22%) Wireless
14 10 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.00%) VoIP
16 6 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.89%) Big Data
3 20 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.33%) FileMaker
6 3 (0.33%) MySQL
6 3 (0.33%) Power BI
7 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.11%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.11%) GIS
Development Applications
1 23 (2.55%) Bower
2 16 (1.78%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.89%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.67%) JIRA
5 6 (0.67%) SonarQube
5 6 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.22%) CF BOSH
7 2 (0.22%) GitLab
General
1 199 (22.09%) Finance
2 127 (14.10%) Law
3 85 (9.43%) Legal
4 36 (4.00%) Public Sector
5 27 (3.00%) Multimedia
6 22 (2.44%) Banking
6 22 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 19 (2.11%) Marketing
8 17 (1.89%) Retail
9 16 (1.78%) Back Office
9 16 (1.78%) Manufacturing
10 9 (1.00%) Aerospace
11 8 (0.89%) Games
12 7 (0.78%) Billing
13 6 (0.67%) Local Government
14 4 (0.44%) Electronics
14 4 (0.44%) Military
15 3 (0.33%) Housing Association
15 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 239 (26.53%) Analyst
2 118 (13.10%) Service Analyst
3 106 (11.76%) Security Manager
4 105 (11.65%) Service Desk Analyst
5 85 (9.43%) Security Analyst
6 80 (8.88%) Consultant
7 77 (8.55%) Architect
8 76 (8.44%) Senior Analyst
9 67 (7.44%) Security Architect
10 55 (6.10%) Information Manager
10 55 (6.10%) Information Security Manager
11 52 (5.77%) Security Consultant
12 50 (5.55%) Information Analyst
12 50 (5.55%) Information Security Analyst
12 50 (5.55%) Security Officer
13 48 (5.33%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
14 37 (4.11%) Information Security Officer
14 37 (4.11%) Security Engineer
15 36 (4.00%) Developer
16 34 (3.77%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.55%) Web Services
2 37 (4.11%) CSS
2 37 (4.11%) HTML
3 27 (3.00%) Sass
4 23 (2.55%) Node.js
5 13 (1.44%) REST
6 12 (1.33%) .NET
7 11 (1.22%) JSON
7 11 (1.22%) SOAP
7 11 (1.22%) XML
8 10 (1.11%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (0.89%) ASP.NET
9 8 (0.89%) CSS3
9 8 (0.89%) HTML5
9 8 (0.89%) SailPoint
9 8 (0.89%) Spring
9 8 (0.89%) XSLT
10 6 (0.67%) LDAP
11 5 (0.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 394 (43.73%) Management Information System
2 67 (7.44%) Data Centre
3 40 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 31 (3.44%) Public Cloud
6 26 (2.89%) Security Operations Centre
6 26 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
7 25 (2.77%) Cyberthreat
8 18 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
9 16 (1.78%) Cyberattack
9 16 (1.78%) iPhone
10 12 (1.33%) IPTV
11 11 (1.22%) Blackberry
12 10 (1.11%) Private Cloud
13 9 (1.00%) Social Media
14 8 (0.89%) CESG
14 8 (0.89%) PKI
15 7 (0.78%) Driving Licence
16 6 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 261 (28.97%) Windows
2 130 (14.43%) Windows 7
3 117 (12.99%) Windows 10
4 98 (10.88%) Linux
5 80 (8.88%) Windows Server
6 32 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (3.33%) Android
8 25 (2.77%) Unix
8 25 (2.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.22%) Apple iOS
11 16 (1.78%) Ubuntu
12 13 (1.44%) CentOS
12 13 (1.44%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.00%) Solaris
15 4 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.11%) VMS
16 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 675 (74.92%) Information Security
2 483 (53.61%) Information Security Management
3 361 (40.07%) ISMS
4 305 (33.85%) ITIL
5 220 (24.42%) Cybersecurity
6 136 (15.09%) Security Architecture
7 135 (14.98%) Security Operations
8 133 (14.76%) Risk Management
9 118 (13.10%) SIEM
10 114 (12.65%) Ticket Management
11 109 (12.10%) Continuous Improvement
12 106 (11.76%) Data Protection
13 80 (8.88%) Business Continuity
14 78 (8.66%) Incident Management
15 77 (8.55%) Risk Assessment
15 77 (8.55%) Vulnerability Management
16 75 (8.32%) Project Management
17 67 (7.44%) Identity Access Management
18 60 (6.66%) Problem-Solving
19 58 (6.44%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (5.33%) SQL
2 44 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 43 (4.77%) C#
4 26 (2.89%) PowerShell
5 25 (2.77%) ES6
6 18 (2.00%) C
7 15 (1.66%) Java
8 14 (1.55%) Python
9 8 (0.89%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.89%) XPath
10 6 (0.67%) R
11 4 (0.44%) Ruby
12 2 (0.22%) C++
12 2 (0.22%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.22%) VBA
13 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 249 (27.64%) CISSP
2 176 (19.53%) CISM
3 145 (16.09%) Degree
4 97 (10.77%) CISA
5 51 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 44 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 43 (4.77%) GIAC
8 32 (3.55%) CISMP
9 28 (3.11%) CRISC
10 25 (2.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 24 (2.66%) CCNA
12 22 (2.44%) CEH
12 22 (2.44%) SC Cleared
12 22 (2.44%) SSCP
13 21 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (2.22%) CREST Certified
15 19 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.78%) CCNP
17 15 (1.66%) CompTIA Security+
18 14 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 339 (37.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (15.32%) GDPR
3 131 (14.54%) SLA
4 100 (11.10%) PCI DSS
5 86 (9.54%) NIST
6 69 (7.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 58 (6.44%) COBIT
8 57 (6.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 26 (2.89%) ISO 9001
10 25 (2.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 24 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 22 (2.44%) QA
13 21 (2.33%) ISO 22301
14 17 (1.89%) ISO 31000
15 16 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 16 (1.78%) NCSC
16 9 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 6 (0.67%) ISAE 3402
18 5 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
18 5 (0.55%) NIST 800
System Software
1 125 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.55%) Hyper-V
3 31 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.89%) XenApp
6 15 (1.66%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.67%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.67%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.33%) Docker
9 3 (0.33%) Firmware
9 3 (0.33%) Sendmail
9 3 (0.33%) vSphere
10 1 (0.11%) ACF2
10 1 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.11%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (2.22%) SCCM
2 15 (1.66%) Nagios
3 14 (1.55%) QRadar
4 13 (1.44%) Nessus
5 12 (1.33%) Cacti
6 11 (1.22%) DameWare
7 8 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.78%) FortiGate
8 7 (0.78%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.78%) SCOrch
8 7 (0.78%) Terraform
9 6 (0.67%) Control-M
9 6 (0.67%) IBM Guardium
9 6 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.67%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 5 (0.55%) SCOM
11 4 (0.44%) Ansible
11 4 (0.44%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.44%) WSUS
11 4 (0.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 143 (15.87%) Microsoft
2 128 (14.21%) Citrix
3 120 (13.32%) Sony
4 58 (6.44%) VMware
5 47 (5.22%) Cisco
6 40 (4.44%) ServiceNow
7 30 (3.33%) iManage
8 27 (3.00%) Google
9 25 (2.77%) Red Hat
10 22 (2.44%) Oracle
10 22 (2.44%) Splunk
11 21 (2.33%) Qualys
12 16 (1.78%) Avaya
13 14 (1.55%) LogRhythm
14 12 (1.33%) Ivanti
14 12 (1.33%) McAfee
14 12 (1.33%) Nimble Storage
14 12 (1.33%) Palo Alto
14 12 (1.33%) Sonus
15 11 (1.22%) Mitel