Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 548 510 507
Rank change year-on-year -38 -3 +102
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 805 955 1,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.54% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.60% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 636 777 891
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +9.52%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £81,938 £76,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,250 £53,000
% change year-on-year -2.44% -3.30% +11.58%

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 155,871 157,999 183,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.53% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 125,016 130,615 152,469
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -57 760 £55,000 +4.76% 108
UK excluding London -53 438 £50,000 -2.44% 69
London +6 345 £60,000 - 41
South East -37 148 £50,000 -2.44% 26
North of England -8 129 £50,000 -2.91% 20
North West -38 62 £51,750 +0.49% 9
Yorkshire +45 60 £48,000 -4.95% 9
Midlands -10 59 £50,000 - 4
South West -22 48 £40,000 -23.81% 6
West Midlands -13 44 £50,000 - 2
East of England -3 39 £55,000 -12.00% 11
East Midlands +11 15 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Scotland -28 15 £38,500 -15.38% 1
Wales +19 7 £34,375 -58.33%
North East -14 7 £48,500 -19.17% 2
Isle of Man - 3 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Security Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Security Management.

1 523 (64.97%) Information Security
2 419 (52.05%) Information Security Management
3 346 (42.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 324 (40.25%) Management Information System
5 308 (38.26%) CISSP
6 244 (30.31%) ISMS
7 229 (28.45%) Finance
8 212 (26.34%) CISM
9 199 (24.72%) Firewall
10 190 (23.60%) ITIL
11 185 (22.98%) Risk Management
12 162 (20.12%) Cybersecurity
13 161 (20.00%) Network Security
14 132 (16.40%) Data Protection
15 128 (15.90%) Risk Assessment
16 122 (15.16%) Windows
17 120 (14.91%) Microsoft
17 120 (14.91%) GDPR
18 116 (14.41%) Degree
19 114 (14.16%) SIEM
20 110 (13.66%) Security Operations
21 103 (12.80%) Project Management
22 102 (12.67%) Active Directory
23 100 (12.42%) Penetration Testing
24 95 (11.80%) CISA
24 95 (11.80%) PCI DSS
25 90 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
26 86 (10.68%) Legal
26 86 (10.68%) CRISC
27 83 (10.31%) Linux

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 23 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.99%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.49%) IIS
4 7 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.50%) JBoss
5 4 (0.50%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.50%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (0.37%) Vectorworks
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.50%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.50%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM On Demand
5 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.73%) Office 365
4 18 (2.24%) IaaS
5 16 (1.99%) Amazon S3
6 15 (1.86%) PaaS
7 14 (1.74%) SaaS
8 7 (0.87%) OneDrive
9 6 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.25%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.12%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 199 (24.72%) Firewall
2 161 (20.00%) Network Security
3 57 (7.08%) TCP/IP
4 52 (6.46%) DNS
5 50 (6.21%) WAN
6 48 (5.96%) DHCP
6 48 (5.96%) LAN
7 31 (3.85%) VPN
8 30 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
9 23 (2.86%) SSL
10 22 (2.73%) DMZ
11 21 (2.61%) Internet
12 19 (2.36%) Multicast
13 16 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (1.99%) IPsec
13 16 (1.99%) SAN
14 14 (1.74%) MPLS
14 14 (1.74%) VoIP
14 14 (1.74%) Wireless
15 13 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (2.36%) MySQL
4 17 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (1.99%) MongoDB
6 15 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (1.49%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
13 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.50%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.50%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (0.62%) TeamCity
1 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.50%) JIRA
3 2 (0.25%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.12%) Bower
4 1 (0.12%) Grunt
4 1 (0.12%) gulp
4 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.12%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (0.12%) Moq
4 1 (0.12%) MSI
4 1 (0.12%) NUnit
General
1 229 (28.45%) Finance
2 86 (10.68%) Legal
3 45 (5.59%) Retail
4 40 (4.97%) Law
5 39 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 35 (4.35%) Banking
7 27 (3.35%) Marketing
8 24 (2.98%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.24%) Publishing
10 9 (1.12%) Billing
11 8 (0.99%) Electronics
11 8 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Games
12 4 (0.50%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
14 2 (0.25%) Advertising
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
14 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.12%) Military
15 1 (0.12%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 211 (26.21%) Analyst
2 171 (21.24%) Security Analyst
3 164 (20.37%) Security Manager
4 99 (12.30%) Information Manager
4 99 (12.30%) Information Security Manager
5 83 (10.31%) Information Analyst
6 81 (10.06%) Information Security Analyst
7 67 (8.32%) Consultant
8 57 (7.08%) IT Manager
9 43 (5.34%) Security Consultant
10 39 (4.84%) IT Security Manager
11 37 (4.60%) Risk Manager
12 34 (4.22%) Security Officer
13 33 (4.10%) Information Security Officer
14 31 (3.85%) Information Officer
14 31 (3.85%) IT Analyst
14 31 (3.85%) Security Engineer
15 29 (3.60%) Security Specialist
16 28 (3.48%) Architect
16 28 (3.48%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.61%) .NET
2 8 (0.99%) ASP.NET
2 8 (0.99%) Web Services
3 5 (0.62%) XML
4 4 (0.50%) JDBC
4 4 (0.50%) ODBC
5 3 (0.37%) CSS
5 3 (0.37%) HTML
5 3 (0.37%) J2EE
5 3 (0.37%) JNI
5 3 (0.37%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.25%) CGI
6 2 (0.25%) CSS3
6 2 (0.25%) HTML5
6 2 (0.25%) jQuery
6 2 (0.25%) Middleware
6 2 (0.25%) XMPP
7 1 (0.12%) D3.js
7 1 (0.12%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.12%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 324 (40.25%) Management Information System
2 69 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (5.47%) Data Centre
4 42 (5.22%) Data Protection Act
5 33 (4.10%) Computer Science
6 29 (3.60%) Cyberthreat
7 28 (3.48%) Security Operations Centre
8 22 (2.73%) Derivative
9 19 (2.36%) CESG
10 17 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
11 16 (1.99%) PMI
11 16 (1.99%) Smart Meter
12 15 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.49%) Virtual Team
14 10 (1.24%) Cyberattack
15 9 (1.12%) FlexPod
15 9 (1.12%) PKI
15 9 (1.12%) Replication
16 8 (0.99%) Clustering
16 8 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 122 (15.16%) Windows
2 83 (10.31%) Linux
3 39 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 32 (3.98%) Unix
5 30 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (2.98%) CentOS
7 22 (2.73%) Oracle Linux
8 17 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.49%) Windows 7
9 12 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.24%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.50%) Android
12 4 (0.50%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.50%) VMS
13 3 (0.37%) Debian
13 3 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (64.97%) Information Security
2 419 (52.05%) Information Security Management
3 244 (30.31%) ISMS
4 190 (23.60%) ITIL
5 185 (22.98%) Risk Management
6 162 (20.12%) Cybersecurity
7 132 (16.40%) Data Protection
8 128 (15.90%) Risk Assessment
9 114 (14.16%) SIEM
10 110 (13.66%) Security Operations
11 103 (12.80%) Project Management
12 100 (12.42%) Penetration Testing
13 90 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
14 82 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 73 (9.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 73 (9.07%) Security Architecture
16 69 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 68 (8.45%) Business Continuity
18 67 (8.32%) Incident Management
19 61 (7.58%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 55 (6.83%) SQL
2 26 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 18 (2.24%) Python
4 16 (1.99%) Perl
4 16 (1.99%) PowerShell
5 15 (1.86%) C#
6 11 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 11 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 9 (1.12%) C
8 6 (0.75%) Ruby
9 5 (0.62%) Java
9 5 (0.62%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.62%) VB
10 4 (0.50%) Korn
11 3 (0.37%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.12%) PHP
12 1 (0.12%) Scala
12 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 308 (38.26%) CISSP
2 212 (26.34%) CISM
3 116 (14.41%) Degree
4 95 (11.80%) CISA
5 86 (10.68%) CRISC
6 82 (10.19%) Security Cleared
7 72 (8.94%) SC Cleared
8 61 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
9 59 (7.33%) GIAC
10 44 (5.47%) CCNA
11 32 (3.98%) DV Cleared
12 31 (3.85%) RHCE
13 27 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 26 (3.23%) CCNP
14 26 (3.23%) SSCP
15 24 (2.98%) CESG Certified Professional
15 24 (2.98%) RHCSA
16 19 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (2.36%) SANS
17 17 (2.11%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 346 (42.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 120 (14.91%) GDPR
3 95 (11.80%) PCI DSS
4 49 (6.09%) COBIT
5 37 (4.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 32 (3.98%) ISO 9001
7 25 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 23 (2.86%) SLA
9 21 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 19 (2.36%) QA
11 17 (2.11%) ISO 22301
12 16 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 12 (1.49%) ISO 31000
13 12 (1.49%) JSP 440
14 9 (1.12%) COSO
14 9 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 9 (1.12%) RMADS
15 8 (0.99%) Data Quality
16 7 (0.87%) GPG13
16 7 (0.87%) PSD2
System Software
1 102 (12.67%) Active Directory
2 50 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.99%) NFS
5 16 (1.99%) Samba
6 10 (1.24%) BitLocker
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.50%) Docker
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.37%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.37%) vSphere
10 2 (0.25%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.25%) vCloud
10 2 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.25%) XenApp
11 1 (0.12%) Firmware
11 1 (0.12%) iptables
Systems Management
1 29 (3.60%) Puppet
2 18 (2.24%) SCCM
3 9 (1.12%) Cisco Prime
4 6 (0.75%) Ansible
4 6 (0.75%) Nessus
4 6 (0.75%) RSA Archer
5 5 (0.62%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.62%) FortiGate
5 5 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.62%) SCOM
6 4 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.50%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.50%) Nexpose
6 4 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (0.37%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.25%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.25%) QRadar
8 2 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 120 (14.91%) Microsoft
2 78 (9.69%) VMware
3 55 (6.83%) Cisco
4 54 (6.71%) Oracle
5 37 (4.60%) HP
6 36 (4.47%) Red Hat
7 31 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 29 (3.60%) F5
9 19 (2.36%) SAP
10 17 (2.11%) Citrix
10 17 (2.11%) Fortinet
10 17 (2.11%) SolarWinds
11 16 (1.99%) Scality
12 13 (1.61%) Juniper
13 12 (1.49%) Meraki
13 12 (1.49%) Palo Alto
14 11 (1.37%) Google
14 11 (1.37%) Sourcefire
15 10 (1.24%) Aruba
16 9 (1.12%) Brocade