Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 490 540 538
Rank change year-on-year +50 -2 -39
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 858 901 850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.55% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 535 698 647
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,000 £35,500
90th Percentile £93,250 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +16.00% - -9.09%

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 136,280 162,983 157,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.70% 91.82% 91.38%
Number of salaries quoted 106,828 132,168 129,900
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +58 809 £60,000 +9.09% 59
UK excluding London +82 534 £58,000 +16.00% 48
London +7 290 £61,250 -2.00% 13
South East +50 165 £57,125 -0.65% 19
North of England +39 162 £60,000 +20.00% 6
North West +54 99 £60,000 +20.00% 5
East of England +98 80 £65,000 +18.18% 7
Midlands +23 64 £52,250 +0.48% 9
West Midlands +29 53 £47,500 -8.65% 9
Yorkshire -18 49 £50,000 +2.04% 1
South West +16 45 £60,000 +50.00% 5
Scotland +6 15 £50,750 -18.80% 2
North East +34 13 £40,000 -17.53%
East Midlands +25 9 £56,250 +9.76%
Wales +22 5 £46,250 +8.82%
Northern Ireland -30 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 704 (82.05%) Information Security
2 515 (60.02%) Information Security Management
3 436 (50.82%) Management Information System
4 393 (45.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 335 (39.04%) ISMS
6 310 (36.13%) CISSP
7 283 (32.98%) ITIL
8 264 (30.77%) Windows
9 230 (26.81%) Risk Management
10 211 (24.59%) Cybersecurity
11 192 (22.38%) CISM
12 174 (20.28%) Incident Management
13 150 (17.48%) Data Protection
14 148 (17.25%) Microsoft
15 147 (17.13%) Active Directory
15 147 (17.13%) Degree
16 145 (16.90%) Finance
17 139 (16.20%) Legal
18 134 (15.62%) GDPR
19 130 (15.15%) Security Operations
20 128 (14.92%) Linux
21 123 (14.34%) SIEM
22 116 (13.52%) PCI DSS
23 115 (13.40%) Penetration Testing
24 112 (13.05%) Firewall
25 105 (12.24%) CISA
26 104 (12.12%) SLA
27 103 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
28 102 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
29 98 (11.42%) Law

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 26 (3.03%) IIS
2 13 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.17%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.93%) Apache
4 8 (0.93%) nginx
5 6 (0.70%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.35%) CMS
7 3 (0.35%) concrete5
8 2 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
Applications
1 28 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.35%) InDesign
4 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.82%) Infor SunSystems
3 6 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (0.58%) Carpe Diem
4 5 (0.58%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.23%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.12%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.12%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 103 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (11.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (5.59%) Office 365
4 17 (1.98%) SaaS
5 13 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (0.93%) Slack
8 7 (0.82%) IaaS
9 6 (0.70%) PaaS
10 4 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.47%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.35%) npm
12 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 112 (13.05%) Firewall
2 58 (6.76%) Network Security
3 40 (4.66%) DNS
4 37 (4.31%) DHCP
4 37 (4.31%) VPN
5 28 (3.26%) WAN
6 26 (3.03%) SSL
7 24 (2.80%) LAN
8 23 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 22 (2.56%) SAN
10 18 (2.10%) Internet
11 17 (1.98%) TCP/IP
11 17 (1.98%) VoIP
12 14 (1.63%) VLAN
13 13 (1.52%) MPLS
13 13 (1.52%) Skype
13 13 (1.52%) Wireless
14 12 (1.40%) IPsec
15 10 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (0.93%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (1.28%) Data Lake
4 8 (0.93%) Big Data
4 8 (0.93%) MySQL
4 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (0.70%) SAP HANA
5 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.58%) Lumira
6 5 (0.58%) Power BI
6 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.58%) SAP BW
6 5 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (0.58%) Snowflake Schema
6 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.21%) Visual Studio
2 10 (1.17%) JIRA
3 9 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 9 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.58%) SonarQube
4 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.35%) Bower
6 2 (0.23%) GitLab
7 1 (0.12%) JMeter
7 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.12%) Subversion
7 1 (0.12%) The Grinder
General
1 145 (16.90%) Finance
2 139 (16.20%) Legal
3 98 (11.42%) Law
4 34 (3.96%) Back Office
5 29 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.45%) Banking
7 18 (2.10%) Retail
8 14 (1.63%) Marketing
9 10 (1.17%) Games
10 9 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.93%) Billing
12 7 (0.82%) Electronics
13 6 (0.70%) Front Office
14 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.35%) Publishing
14 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.23%) Military
15 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.12%) Advertising
16 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 218 (25.41%) Analyst
1 218 (25.41%) Security Manager
2 171 (19.93%) Information Manager
2 171 (19.93%) Information Security Manager
3 78 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 76 (8.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 75 (8.74%) Security Analyst
6 51 (5.94%) Consultant
7 45 (5.24%) Head of Security
7 45 (5.24%) Security Consultant
8 42 (4.90%) Security Officer
9 39 (4.55%) Information Analyst
10 38 (4.43%) Information Security Analyst
11 35 (4.08%) Support Analyst
12 31 (3.61%) Information Officer
12 31 (3.61%) Information Security Officer
13 30 (3.50%) Architect
14 29 (3.38%) IT Manager
15 27 (3.15%) Desktop Support
16 25 (2.91%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.08%) Web Services
2 19 (2.21%) RabbitMQ
3 16 (1.86%) XML
4 15 (1.75%) .NET
5 14 (1.63%) REST
6 11 (1.28%) JSON
6 11 (1.28%) Spring
6 11 (1.28%) XSLT
7 10 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (1.05%) CSS
8 9 (1.05%) HTML
8 9 (1.05%) Sass
9 8 (0.93%) LAMP
9 8 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
9 8 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (0.58%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 4 (0.47%) LDAP
12 3 (0.35%) Entity Framework
12 3 (0.35%) HTML5
12 3 (0.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 436 (50.82%) Management Information System
2 48 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (5.01%) Cyberthreat
4 38 (4.43%) Data Centre
5 32 (3.73%) Security Operations Centre
6 30 (3.50%) iPhone
7 29 (3.38%) PKI
8 27 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
10 25 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
11 18 (2.10%) CESG
11 18 (2.10%) Public Cloud
11 18 (2.10%) Smart Meter
12 16 (1.86%) User Experience
13 15 (1.75%) Cyberattack
14 14 (1.63%) Blackberry
15 12 (1.40%) Driving Licence
16 9 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.93%) Mobile App
18 7 (0.82%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 264 (30.77%) Windows
2 128 (14.92%) Linux
3 87 (10.14%) Windows 7
4 54 (6.29%) Windows 10
5 42 (4.90%) Windows Server
6 38 (4.43%) Android
7 25 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (2.10%) Unix
10 14 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (1.40%) Apple iOS
12 8 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 8 (0.93%) VyOS
13 7 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.58%) Solaris
15 3 (0.35%) CentOS
15 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (82.05%) Information Security
2 515 (60.02%) Information Security Management
3 335 (39.04%) ISMS
4 283 (32.98%) ITIL
5 230 (26.81%) Risk Management
6 211 (24.59%) Cybersecurity
7 174 (20.28%) Incident Management
8 150 (17.48%) Data Protection
9 130 (15.15%) Security Operations
10 123 (14.34%) SIEM
11 115 (13.40%) Penetration Testing
12 73 (8.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 72 (8.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 71 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
14 71 (8.28%) Business Continuity
15 68 (7.93%) Vulnerability Management
16 64 (7.46%) Data Loss Prevention
16 64 (7.46%) Security Architecture
17 55 (6.41%) Ticket Management
18 54 (6.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (5.48%) SQL
2 25 (2.91%) C#
3 16 (1.86%) Java
4 15 (1.75%) Python
5 14 (1.63%) PowerShell
6 11 (1.28%) C
6 11 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.17%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.93%) Perl
9 7 (0.82%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.58%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.47%) Ruby
12 3 (0.35%) ES6
13 1 (0.12%) C++
13 1 (0.12%) Haskell
13 1 (0.12%) PureScript
13 1 (0.12%) Scala
13 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 310 (36.13%) CISSP
2 192 (22.38%) CISM
3 147 (17.13%) Degree
4 105 (12.24%) CISA
5 85 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (6.76%) Security Cleared
7 55 (6.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 42 (4.90%) CRISC
9 41 (4.78%) SC Cleared
10 36 (4.20%) CISMP
11 27 (3.15%) SSCP
12 26 (3.03%) CEH
13 22 (2.56%) CREST Certified
13 22 (2.56%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 21 (2.45%) CCNA
15 18 (2.10%) GIAC
15 18 (2.10%) ISACA
15 18 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
16 16 (1.86%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 393 (45.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 134 (15.62%) GDPR
3 116 (13.52%) PCI DSS
4 104 (12.12%) SLA
5 65 (7.58%) COBIT
6 51 (5.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 36 (4.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 20 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 15 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 13 (1.52%) ISO 9001
11 11 (1.28%) ISAE 3402
12 10 (1.17%) ISO 22301
13 8 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 7 (0.82%) ISO 31000
15 6 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 5 (0.58%) COSO
16 5 (0.58%) Data Quality
16 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
17 4 (0.47%) QA
18 3 (0.35%) MiFID
System Software
1 147 (17.13%) Active Directory
2 36 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.17%) Docker
5 5 (0.58%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.23%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.23%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (1.52%) Ansible
2 11 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 10 (1.17%) Puppet
4 9 (1.05%) Nessus
4 9 (1.05%) QRadar
5 8 (0.93%) HAProxy
5 8 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.70%) RSA Security Analytics
7 6 (0.70%) SCOM
7 6 (0.70%) Stealthwatch
7 6 (0.70%) Terraform
8 5 (0.58%) DameWare
8 5 (0.58%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.58%) IBM Guardium
8 5 (0.58%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.58%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 3 (0.35%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 148 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 75 (8.74%) Sony
3 66 (7.69%) Citrix
4 42 (4.90%) VMware
5 37 (4.31%) Cisco
6 34 (3.96%) Oracle
7 24 (2.80%) iManage
7 24 (2.80%) Splunk
8 19 (2.21%) Qualys
9 18 (2.10%) McAfee
10 17 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 16 (1.86%) Symantec
12 13 (1.52%) SAP
13 11 (1.28%) CheckPoint
13 11 (1.28%) Google
14 9 (1.05%) IBM
14 9 (1.05%) Infor
14 9 (1.05%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.93%) LogRhythm
16 7 (0.82%) ArcSight