Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 603 542
Rank change year-on-year +71 -61 +68
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 844 747 981
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 637 577 788
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £80,000
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 153,945 161,370 178,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.55% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,592 128,232 149,403
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +56 775 £57,500 +4.55% 84
UK excluding London +59 538 £55,000 +10.00% 55
London +17 286 £65,000 +4.00% 36
North of England +122 185 £50,000 - 21
South East -11 133 £57,500 +35.29% 12
North West +88 117 £60,000 +15.38% 11
East of England +60 90 £55,000 - 3
Yorkshire +65 67 £45,000 -2.17% 8
Midlands -2 64 £52,500 +5.00% 3
West Midlands +15 50 £52,000 +4.00% 3
South West -2 32 £42,500 -27.66% 9
Scotland -2 29 £60,000 +60.00% 5
East Midlands +5 14 £52,500 +12.90%
Wales +9 9 £42,500 -5.56%
Northern Ireland +6 7 £45,000 -35.71% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
North East -23 1 £36,000 -1.37% 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 489 (57.94%) Information Security
2 335 (39.69%) Information Security Management
3 326 (38.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 314 (37.20%) CISSP
5 268 (31.75%) Management Information System
6 262 (31.04%) Risk Management
7 233 (27.61%) Cybersecurity
8 192 (22.75%) ISMS
9 190 (22.51%) Finance
10 178 (21.09%) CISM
11 163 (19.31%) ITIL
12 159 (18.84%) Firewall
13 156 (18.48%) SIEM
14 152 (18.01%) Microsoft
15 143 (16.94%) GDPR
16 140 (16.59%) Data Protection
17 133 (15.76%) Windows
18 130 (15.40%) Degree
19 118 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
20 117 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
20 117 (13.86%) Security Operations
21 116 (13.74%) Linux
22 111 (13.15%) PCI DSS
22 111 (13.15%) Network Security
23 109 (12.91%) Penetration Testing
24 105 (12.44%) CISA
25 102 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
26 101 (11.97%) Incident Management
27 100 (11.85%) Vulnerability Management
28 97 (11.49%) Problem-Solving

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 31 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.90%) MS Exchange
2 16 (1.90%) Skype for Business
3 14 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (1.66%) IIS
4 13 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.59%) JBoss
5 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.36%) Confluence
6 3 (0.36%) Predix
6 3 (0.36%) ThingWorx
7 1 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.12%) Documentum
7 1 (0.12%) FileNet
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.12%) HFM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.12%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 118 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (4.62%) Office 365
4 28 (3.32%) PaaS
5 20 (2.37%) SaaS
6 16 (1.90%) IaaS
7 7 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.47%) GitHub
9 4 (0.47%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.24%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.24%) G Suite
11 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.12%) Slack
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 159 (18.84%) Firewall
2 111 (13.15%) Network Security
3 62 (7.35%) WAN
4 59 (6.99%) DNS
5 52 (6.16%) DHCP
6 46 (5.45%) LAN
7 44 (5.21%) VPN
8 42 (4.98%) TCP/IP
9 41 (4.86%) Intrusion Detection
10 36 (4.27%) Internet
11 34 (4.03%) Cisco ISE
12 31 (3.67%) Wireless
13 26 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (2.73%) SSL
15 22 (2.61%) Skype
16 18 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (2.01%) VoIP
18 16 (1.90%) IPsec
18 16 (1.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.13%) Big Data
3 16 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.78%) MySQL
5 12 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.83%) Lumira
7 7 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (0.83%) Snowflake Schema
7 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.71%) GIS
9 5 (0.59%) DB2
9 5 (0.59%) DB2 UDB
9 5 (0.59%) SAP BW
9 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (1.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.83%) Subversion
3 7 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.59%) JIRA
5 4 (0.47%) Maven
6 3 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.24%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.24%) JMeter
7 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.24%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.24%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.24%) Spinnaker
7 2 (0.24%) The Grinder
7 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 190 (22.51%) Finance
2 88 (10.43%) Legal
3 62 (7.35%) Retail
4 26 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.78%) Banking
6 12 (1.42%) Law
6 12 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.95%) Local Government
8 7 (0.83%) Games
8 7 (0.83%) Marketing
9 6 (0.71%) Publishing
10 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Billing
11 3 (0.36%) Automotive
11 3 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.36%) French Language
11 3 (0.36%) German Language
11 3 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.36%) Romanian Language
11 3 (0.36%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 177 (20.97%) Security Manager
2 134 (15.88%) Analyst
3 121 (14.34%) Information Manager
4 116 (13.74%) Information Security Manager
5 101 (11.97%) Security Analyst
6 72 (8.53%) Consultant
7 66 (7.82%) Architect
8 58 (6.87%) Security Consultant
9 48 (5.69%) Information Analyst
9 48 (5.69%) Security Architect
10 47 (5.57%) IT Manager
11 46 (5.45%) Information Security Analyst
12 45 (5.33%) Security Engineer
13 41 (4.86%) Security Officer
14 35 (4.15%) Information Security Officer
15 34 (4.03%) Head of Security
16 33 (3.91%) Cybersecurity Consultant
17 32 (3.79%) Information Officer
17 32 (3.79%) IT Security Manager
18 31 (3.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.44%) Web Services
2 20 (2.37%) .NET
3 10 (1.18%) SOAP
4 9 (1.07%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (0.95%) XML
6 7 (0.83%) REST
7 6 (0.71%) LDAP
7 6 (0.71%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.59%) JSON
8 5 (0.59%) Node.js
8 5 (0.59%) OAuth
8 5 (0.59%) SailPoint
8 5 (0.59%) SAML
8 5 (0.59%) Spring Boot
8 5 (0.59%) YAML
8 5 (0.59%) Zuul
9 4 (0.47%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.47%) HTML
10 3 (0.36%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 268 (31.75%) Management Information System
2 93 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.92%) Data Centre
4 49 (5.81%) Data Protection Act
5 45 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
6 43 (5.09%) Security Operations Centre
7 35 (4.15%) Computer Science
8 34 (4.03%) Cyberthreat
9 29 (3.44%) Cyberattack
10 25 (2.96%) PKI
11 23 (2.73%) CESG
12 16 (1.90%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 14 (1.66%) Internet of Things
13 14 (1.66%) Virtual Team
14 13 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
15 12 (1.42%) FlexPod
15 12 (1.42%) Life Science
15 12 (1.42%) Smart Meter
16 10 (1.18%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 133 (15.76%) Windows
2 116 (13.74%) Linux
3 34 (4.03%) Unix
4 21 (2.49%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.01%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.59%) Android
8 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.59%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.36%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.24%) CentOS
10 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.12%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.12%) HPUX
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.12%) Solaris
11 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 489 (57.94%) Information Security
2 335 (39.69%) Information Security Management
3 262 (31.04%) Risk Management
4 233 (27.61%) Cybersecurity
5 192 (22.75%) ISMS
6 163 (19.31%) ITIL
7 156 (18.48%) SIEM
8 140 (16.59%) Data Protection
9 117 (13.86%) Security Operations
10 109 (12.91%) Penetration Testing
11 102 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
12 101 (11.97%) Incident Management
13 100 (11.85%) Vulnerability Management
14 97 (11.49%) Problem-Solving
15 91 (10.78%) Project Management
16 76 (9.00%) Business Continuity
17 74 (8.77%) DevOps
18 69 (8.18%) Analytics
19 67 (7.94%) Data Loss Prevention
20 66 (7.82%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 48 (5.69%) Python
2 43 (5.09%) PowerShell
3 37 (4.38%) SQL
4 28 (3.32%) Java
5 15 (1.78%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.66%) C#
6 14 (1.66%) Shell Script
7 13 (1.54%) Ruby
8 12 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 8 (0.95%) Perl
10 7 (0.83%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.59%) Delphi
12 4 (0.47%) C
12 4 (0.47%) Korn
13 3 (0.36%) C++
13 3 (0.36%) PHP
14 2 (0.24%) Haskell
14 2 (0.24%) PureScript
14 2 (0.24%) Scala
15 1 (0.12%) ES6
Qualifications
1 314 (37.20%) CISSP
2 178 (21.09%) CISM
3 130 (15.40%) Degree
4 105 (12.44%) CISA
5 93 (11.02%) Cisco Certification
6 70 (8.29%) Security Cleared
7 53 (6.28%) CCNP
7 53 (6.28%) SC Cleared
8 46 (5.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 40 (4.74%) CEH
9 40 (4.74%) SSCP
10 39 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 37 (4.38%) SANS
12 33 (3.91%) CCIE
13 30 (3.55%) CESG Certified Professional
14 29 (3.44%) MCSE
15 28 (3.32%) GIAC
16 27 (3.20%) GCIH
17 25 (2.96%) CCDP
18 23 (2.73%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (38.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (16.94%) GDPR
3 111 (13.15%) PCI DSS
4 66 (7.82%) Cyber Essentials
5 55 (6.52%) COBIT
6 44 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 27 (3.20%) ISO 9001
8 25 (2.96%) SLA
9 24 (2.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 17 (2.01%) QA
11 12 (1.42%) Data Quality
11 12 (1.42%) IASME
11 12 (1.42%) RMADS
12 10 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (1.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 9 (1.07%) ISO 22301
13 9 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 8 (0.95%) JSP 440
15 7 (0.83%) ISO 14001
16 6 (0.71%) GPG13
System Software
1 94 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 44 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.54%) Firmware
4 13 (1.54%) VMware NSX
5 11 (1.30%) Docker
6 10 (1.18%) BitLocker
7 9 (1.07%) VMware Server
8 7 (0.83%) XenApp
9 6 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.47%) vSphere
11 2 (0.24%) KVM
12 1 (0.12%) LXC
12 1 (0.12%) pfSense
12 1 (0.12%) Samba
12 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.12%) Xen
12 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (3.08%) Nessus
2 20 (2.37%) RSA Security Analytics
3 17 (2.01%) Ansible
4 15 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (1.78%) Puppet
5 13 (1.54%) CASB
5 13 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
5 13 (1.54%) SCCM
6 12 (1.42%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
7 11 (1.30%) Kubernetes
7 11 (1.30%) TrustSec
8 10 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.18%) QRadar
9 8 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.95%) Stealthwatch
10 7 (0.83%) OpenVAS
10 7 (0.83%) Terraform
11 6 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 152 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 89 (10.55%) Cisco
3 53 (6.28%) VMware
4 45 (5.33%) Splunk
5 43 (5.09%) McAfee
6 36 (4.27%) CheckPoint
7 30 (3.55%) HP
7 30 (3.55%) SolarWinds
8 27 (3.20%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.96%) Palo Alto
9 25 (2.96%) Qualys
9 25 (2.96%) Symantec
10 21 (2.49%) Oracle
11 20 (2.37%) Sophos
12 19 (2.25%) Intel
12 19 (2.25%) Juniper
13 16 (1.90%) Citrix
13 16 (1.90%) F5
14 15 (1.78%) Riverbed
15 14 (1.66%) Fortinet