Period
to 20 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 422 470 569
Rank change year-on-year +48 +99 -66
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 852 935 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.63% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.68% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 576 648 621
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £34,750 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £59,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -15.25% +18.00% -2.91%

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 115,341 137,833 159,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.00% 92.15% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 91,272 108,711 128,416
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,979 £28,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +41 781 £55,000 -8.33% 103
UK excluding London +24 573 £50,000 -15.25% 85
London +47 254 £62,750 +0.40% 23
South East +103 230 £55,000 - 30
Midlands +112 111 £47,500 -17.39% 16
West Midlands +74 92 £47,500 -9.09% 13
North of England -81 71 £45,000 -25.00% 23
East of England -3 59 £51,000 -7.27% 8
South West +45 56 £45,000 -21.74% 3
North West -90 36 £45,000 -25.00% 13
Yorkshire +18 33 £45,000 -10.00% 10
Scotland +43 29 £63,750 +27.50% 4
East Midlands +32 19 £42,500 -40.77% 3
Wales +5 16 £50,000 +12.36% 1
North East -8 2 £42,000 +5.00%
Northern Ireland +4 1 £80,000 +77.78%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 627 (73.59%) Information Security
2 444 (52.11%) Information Security Management
3 351 (41.20%) Management Information System
4 333 (39.08%) ISMS
5 302 (35.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 244 (28.64%) Windows
7 240 (28.17%) Cybersecurity
8 236 (27.70%) ITIL
9 233 (27.35%) Finance
10 205 (24.06%) CISSP
11 169 (19.84%) Microsoft
12 162 (19.01%) Azure
13 160 (18.78%) CISM
14 154 (18.08%) Firewall
14 154 (18.08%) Risk Management
15 138 (16.20%) Active Directory
16 133 (15.61%) SIEM
17 128 (15.02%) Security Operations
18 111 (13.03%) Degree
19 108 (12.68%) Windows Server
20 106 (12.44%) Windows 10
21 104 (12.21%) Office 365
21 104 (12.21%) NIST
22 103 (12.09%) CISA
23 101 (11.85%) SLA
24 100 (11.74%) Security Architecture
25 93 (10.92%) AWS
26 90 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
26 90 (10.56%) GDPR
27 85 (9.98%) COBIT

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 46 (5.40%) MS Exchange
2 34 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 23 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (1.41%) IIS
5 8 (0.94%) CMS
5 8 (0.94%) EPiServer
6 7 (0.82%) Apache Airflow
7 4 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.47%) SAS
8 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.12%) Confluence
9 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.12%) JBoss
9 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (5.87%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
3 2 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 162 (19.01%) Azure
2 104 (12.21%) Office 365
3 93 (10.92%) AWS
4 28 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (1.76%) GCP
6 14 (1.64%) npm
6 14 (1.64%) SaaS
7 12 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.29%) Power Platform
9 10 (1.17%) Serverless
10 9 (1.06%) PaaS
11 7 (0.82%) Amazon Cognito
11 7 (0.82%) IaaS
12 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Flow
12 6 (0.70%) ShareGate
13 5 (0.59%) Dynamics 365
13 5 (0.59%) G Suite
14 4 (0.47%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 4 (0.47%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 4 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 154 (18.08%) Firewall
2 80 (9.39%) Network Security
3 46 (5.40%) DHCP
4 40 (4.69%) DNS
5 33 (3.87%) TCP/IP
6 28 (3.29%) LAN
7 27 (3.17%) Wireless
8 26 (3.05%) Internet
8 26 (3.05%) WAN
9 23 (2.70%) SAN
10 22 (2.58%) VPN
11 17 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (2.00%) NetScaler
12 16 (1.88%) VoIP
13 14 (1.64%) IPsec
13 14 (1.64%) NAS
14 13 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (1.41%) iSCSI
15 12 (1.41%) MPLS
15 12 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.64%) Big Data
3 11 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.06%) MySQL
5 7 (0.82%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.59%) Power BI
7 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.47%) FileMaker
8 4 (0.47%) Looker
8 4 (0.47%) OLAP
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (0.47%) QlikView
8 4 (0.47%) Spotfire
9 3 (0.35%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.12%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.12%) Impala
Development Applications
1 14 (1.64%) Bower
2 13 (1.53%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.06%) Git (software)
4 8 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.82%) JUnit
6 5 (0.59%) Burp Suite
6 5 (0.59%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket Server
8 1 (0.12%) git-flow
8 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 233 (27.35%) Finance
2 79 (9.27%) Legal
3 66 (7.75%) Law
4 40 (4.69%) Public Sector
5 30 (3.52%) Manufacturing
6 27 (3.17%) Multimedia
7 23 (2.70%) Games
7 23 (2.70%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.46%) Retail
9 19 (2.23%) Marketing
10 17 (2.00%) Banking
11 11 (1.29%) Back Office
12 10 (1.17%) Electronics
13 7 (0.82%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.70%) Billing
15 4 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
15 4 (0.47%) Local Government
15 4 (0.47%) Military
16 3 (0.35%) Advertising
16 3 (0.35%) Housing Association
Job Titles
1 206 (24.18%) Analyst
2 113 (13.26%) Security Manager
3 110 (12.91%) Security Analyst
4 86 (10.09%) Information Security Manager
5 82 (9.62%) Information Manager
6 67 (7.86%) Service Analyst
7 65 (7.63%) Security Engineer
8 61 (7.16%) Architect
9 57 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
10 53 (6.22%) Security Officer
11 51 (5.99%) Developer
12 47 (5.52%) Consultant
12 47 (5.52%) Security Architect
12 47 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
13 42 (4.93%) Information Analyst
13 42 (4.93%) Information Security Analyst
14 39 (4.58%) Information Security Officer
15 38 (4.46%) Information Officer
16 33 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 32 (3.76%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.46%) HTML
2 54 (6.34%) CSS
3 40 (4.69%) Web Services
4 29 (3.40%) Sass
4 29 (3.40%) XML
5 27 (3.17%) React
6 24 (2.82%) JSON
7 22 (2.58%) Redux
8 16 (1.88%) RESTful
9 15 (1.76%) .NET
9 15 (1.76%) HTML5
10 14 (1.64%) Node.js
11 8 (0.94%) .NET Framework
11 8 (0.94%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.94%) CSS3
11 8 (0.94%) REST
11 8 (0.94%) SOAP
11 8 (0.94%) Spring
11 8 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 351 (41.20%) Management Information System
2 68 (7.98%) Data Centre
3 52 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.69%) Data Protection Act
5 37 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
6 22 (2.58%) Security Operations Centre
7 21 (2.46%) Cyberthreat
8 19 (2.23%) CESG
9 17 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.88%) Replication
11 15 (1.76%) Clustering
11 15 (1.76%) PKI
12 13 (1.53%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.41%) Smart Meter
14 10 (1.17%) SCADA
15 8 (0.94%) Cyberattack
15 8 (0.94%) Mobile App
15 8 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 244 (28.64%) Windows
2 108 (12.68%) Windows Server
3 106 (12.44%) Windows 10
4 79 (9.27%) Linux
5 74 (8.69%) Windows 7
6 52 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (3.52%) Android
8 27 (3.17%) Apple iOS
9 25 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.06%) CentOS
12 8 (0.94%) Kali Linux
13 4 (0.47%) Solaris
13 4 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.47%) Unix
14 2 (0.23%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.12%) Debian
15 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (73.59%) Information Security
2 444 (52.11%) Information Security Management
3 333 (39.08%) ISMS
4 240 (28.17%) Cybersecurity
5 236 (27.70%) ITIL
6 154 (18.08%) Risk Management
7 133 (15.61%) SIEM
8 128 (15.02%) Security Operations
9 100 (11.74%) Security Architecture
10 90 (10.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 83 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
12 81 (9.51%) Data Protection
13 80 (9.39%) Incident Management
14 76 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
15 70 (8.22%) Vulnerability Management
16 67 (7.86%) Penetration Testing
16 67 (7.86%) Ticket Management
17 66 (7.75%) Risk Assessment
18 56 (6.57%) Project Management
19 50 (5.87%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 60 (7.04%) JavaScript
2 44 (5.16%) SQL
3 29 (3.40%) ES6
4 27 (3.17%) C#
5 22 (2.58%) PowerShell
6 21 (2.46%) C
7 12 (1.41%) Java
8 8 (0.94%) XPath
9 7 (0.82%) Apple Swift
9 7 (0.82%) C++
10 6 (0.70%) PHP
11 5 (0.59%) R
11 5 (0.59%) VBA
12 4 (0.47%) Apex Code
12 4 (0.47%) Python
13 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.12%) Go
14 1 (0.12%) Perl
14 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 205 (24.06%) CISSP
2 160 (18.78%) CISM
3 111 (13.03%) Degree
4 103 (12.09%) CISA
5 71 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 44 (5.16%) SC Cleared
7 34 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (3.87%) CEH
9 27 (3.17%) CRISC
10 26 (3.05%) GIAC
11 25 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (2.58%) CISMP
13 19 (2.23%) DV Cleared
14 18 (2.11%) CCNP
14 18 (2.11%) CompTIA Security+
15 17 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
15 17 (2.00%) SSCP
16 16 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (1.53%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 13 (1.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 302 (35.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 104 (12.21%) NIST
3 101 (11.85%) SLA
4 90 (10.56%) GDPR
5 85 (9.98%) COBIT
5 85 (9.98%) PCI DSS
6 58 (6.81%) Cyber Essentials
7 57 (6.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 33 (3.87%) QA
9 24 (2.82%) NCSC
10 18 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 18 (2.11%) ISO 9001
10 18 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 13 (1.53%) JSP 440
12 12 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 10 (1.17%) NIST 800
14 8 (0.94%) ISO 22301
14 8 (0.94%) PMO
15 7 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 6 (0.70%) BS25999
System Software
1 138 (16.20%) Active Directory
2 31 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
3 29 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.05%) XenApp
5 24 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.53%) vSphere
9 11 (1.29%) Firmware
10 9 (1.06%) BitLocker
10 9 (1.06%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.82%) Docker
12 3 (0.35%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.12%) ACF2
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 39 (4.58%) SCCM
2 31 (3.64%) QRadar
3 30 (3.52%) WSUS
4 27 (3.17%) Nessus
5 18 (2.11%) SCOrch
6 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (0.94%) CSIRT
8 8 (0.94%) Nmap
9 7 (0.82%) Ansible
9 7 (0.82%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 4 (0.47%) Control-M
11 4 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.35%) Nagios
12 3 (0.35%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 169 (19.84%) Microsoft
2 80 (9.39%) Citrix
3 74 (8.69%) Sony
4 65 (7.63%) VMware
5 52 (6.10%) Cisco
6 41 (4.81%) Splunk
7 34 (3.99%) LogRhythm
8 32 (3.76%) Palo Alto
9 29 (3.40%) Red Hat
10 27 (3.17%) Qualys
11 23 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 22 (2.58%) Google
13 18 (2.11%) Dell
14 17 (2.00%) Brocade
14 17 (2.00%) iManage
15 16 (1.88%) Oracle
16 15 (1.76%) Fortinet
16 15 (1.76%) Ivanti
16 15 (1.76%) Nimble Storage
17 14 (1.64%) Veeam