Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 576 509
Rank change year-on-year +17 -67 +92
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 828 761 1,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.44% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.49% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 644 583 904
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,000 £34,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £85,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,270 £45,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +12.68% -9.00% -

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 157,709 156,756 180,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.73% 90.60% 89.97%
Number of salaries quoted 126,494 127,661 150,345
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 +21 767 £55,000 - 82
UK excluding London -8 482 £51,270 +12.68% 51
London +64 326 £65,000 - 36
North of England +98 170 £50,000 +5.26% 13
South East -37 119 £57,500 +15.00% 10
North West +51 87 £50,000 - 10
Yorkshire +67 82 £45,000 -0.55% 3
Midlands +14 75 £52,000 +15.56% 12
East of England -25 57 £55,000 +27.91% 5
West Midlands +15 55 £52,000 +13.04% 10
South West -28 39 £42,500 -26.09% 6
Scotland -23 26 £62,500 +42.86% 4
East Midlands +19 20 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Wales +9 6 £42,500 +30.77%
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland +7 4 - - 1
North East -21 1 £36,000 -1.37%

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 461 (55.68%) Information Security
2 335 (40.46%) Information Security Management
3 316 (38.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 291 (35.14%) CISSP
5 249 (30.07%) Management Information System
6 235 (28.38%) Cybersecurity
7 232 (28.02%) Risk Management
8 210 (25.36%) Finance
9 205 (24.76%) CISM
10 198 (23.91%) ITIL
11 186 (22.46%) ISMS
12 158 (19.08%) Firewall
13 135 (16.30%) GDPR
14 134 (16.18%) SIEM
15 131 (15.82%) Data Protection
16 116 (14.01%) Windows
16 116 (14.01%) Network Security
17 115 (13.89%) Microsoft
18 107 (12.92%) PCI DSS
19 104 (12.56%) Degree
20 103 (12.44%) CISA
21 102 (12.32%) Linux
22 99 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
23 98 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
24 96 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
25 93 (11.23%) Vulnerability Management
26 92 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
26 92 (11.11%) Project Management
27 87 (10.51%) Security Operations
28 85 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management

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 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.05%) MS Exchange
3 15 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.45%) IIS
5 12 (1.45%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.85%) JBoss
6 7 (0.85%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.85%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.48%) Predix
7 4 (0.48%) ThingWorx
8 2 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.24%) Zimbra
9 1 (0.12%) Documentum
9 1 (0.12%) FileNet
Applications
1 40 (4.83%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 14 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.48%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.24%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.12%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 99 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.11%) Office 365
4 29 (3.50%) PaaS
5 17 (2.05%) IaaS
5 17 (2.05%) SaaS
6 8 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.85%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.60%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.48%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.24%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 158 (19.08%) Firewall
2 116 (14.01%) Network Security
3 69 (8.33%) WAN
4 58 (7.00%) DNS
5 52 (6.28%) LAN
5 52 (6.28%) TCP/IP
6 51 (6.16%) DHCP
7 46 (5.56%) VPN
8 39 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 36 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
10 33 (3.99%) Wireless
11 28 (3.38%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (3.26%) Internet
13 26 (3.14%) Multicast
14 25 (3.02%) SSL
15 21 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (2.42%) VoIP
17 18 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
18 16 (1.93%) IPsec
19 15 (1.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.54%) MySQL
3 14 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.33%) Big Data
5 8 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.72%) SAP BW
7 6 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
7 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.48%) GIS
8 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.48%) OLAP
8 4 (0.48%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (0.48%) QlikView
8 4 (0.48%) Snowflake Schema
8 4 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.33%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.48%) SonarQube
4 4 (0.48%) Subversion
5 2 (0.24%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.24%) JIRA
5 2 (0.24%) Spinnaker
6 1 (0.12%) Maven
6 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 210 (25.36%) Finance
2 75 (9.06%) Legal
3 34 (4.11%) Retail
4 31 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.17%) Banking
6 17 (2.05%) Law
7 15 (1.81%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.21%) Marketing
9 7 (0.85%) Publishing
10 4 (0.48%) Back Office
10 4 (0.48%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.48%) French Language
10 4 (0.48%) Games
10 4 (0.48%) German Language
11 3 (0.36%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 154 (18.60%) Security Manager
2 136 (16.43%) Analyst
3 110 (13.29%) Security Analyst
4 96 (11.59%) Information Manager
5 92 (11.11%) Information Security Manager
6 81 (9.78%) Consultant
7 66 (7.97%) Security Engineer
8 63 (7.61%) Architect
8 63 (7.61%) Security Consultant
9 51 (6.16%) Head of Security
10 49 (5.92%) Information Analyst
11 45 (5.43%) Information Security Analyst
12 42 (5.07%) Security Architect
12 42 (5.07%) Security Officer
13 41 (4.95%) IT Manager
14 37 (4.47%) Information Security Officer
15 36 (4.35%) Network Engineer
16 35 (4.23%) Information Officer
17 31 (3.74%) Network Security Engineer
18 28 (3.38%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.50%) Web Services
2 12 (1.45%) .NET
2 12 (1.45%) SOAP
3 9 (1.09%) REST
4 7 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (0.85%) LDAP
4 7 (0.85%) OAuth
4 7 (0.85%) SAML
4 7 (0.85%) Spring Boot
4 7 (0.85%) Zuul
5 6 (0.72%) SailPoint
5 6 (0.72%) Software Packaging
6 5 (0.60%) JSON
6 5 (0.60%) LAMP
6 5 (0.60%) XML
7 4 (0.48%) Middleware
7 4 (0.48%) Node.js
8 3 (0.36%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.36%) Spring
9 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 249 (30.07%) Management Information System
2 80 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 37 (4.47%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 34 (4.11%) Data Protection Act
7 26 (3.14%) Cyberthreat
8 25 (3.02%) Cyberattack
8 25 (3.02%) PKI
9 16 (1.93%) FlexPod
9 16 (1.93%) Security Operations Centre
10 15 (1.81%) Smart Meter
11 14 (1.69%) Fintech
11 14 (1.69%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.57%) Taxonomies
13 12 (1.45%) CESG
13 12 (1.45%) Freedom of Information
13 12 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
13 12 (1.45%) Internet of Things
14 11 (1.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 116 (14.01%) Windows
2 102 (12.32%) Linux
3 32 (3.86%) Unix
4 30 (3.62%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (1.69%) Windows 10
6 14 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.45%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.72%) Android
9 6 (0.72%) CentOS
10 4 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.36%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) Solaris
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 461 (55.68%) Information Security
2 335 (40.46%) Information Security Management
3 235 (28.38%) Cybersecurity
4 232 (28.02%) Risk Management
5 198 (23.91%) ITIL
6 186 (22.46%) ISMS
7 134 (16.18%) SIEM
8 131 (15.82%) Data Protection
9 98 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
10 96 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
11 93 (11.23%) Vulnerability Management
12 92 (11.11%) Project Management
13 87 (10.51%) Security Operations
14 85 (10.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 84 (10.14%) Incident Management
16 82 (9.90%) DevOps
17 79 (9.54%) Penetration Testing
18 76 (9.18%) Analytics
19 75 (9.06%) Security Architecture
20 71 (8.57%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 48 (5.80%) Python
2 33 (3.99%) PowerShell
2 33 (3.99%) SQL
3 28 (3.38%) Java
4 19 (2.29%) Shell Script
5 18 (2.17%) Ruby
6 16 (1.93%) JavaScript
7 15 (1.81%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.45%) C#
8 12 (1.45%) Perl
9 6 (0.72%) C
10 5 (0.60%) Delphi
11 2 (0.24%) PHP
11 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.12%) C++
12 1 (0.12%) Korn
Qualifications
1 291 (35.14%) CISSP
2 205 (24.76%) CISM
3 104 (12.56%) Degree
4 103 (12.44%) CISA
5 71 (8.57%) Security Cleared
6 65 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
7 60 (7.25%) SC Cleared
8 51 (6.16%) CCNP
9 33 (3.99%) GIAC
10 31 (3.74%) CEH
10 31 (3.74%) CRISC
11 29 (3.50%) CESG Certified Professional
12 28 (3.38%) CCDP
13 25 (3.02%) GCIH
13 25 (3.02%) SANS
14 24 (2.90%) CCIE
15 23 (2.78%) SSCP
16 21 (2.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 21 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (2.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (38.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 135 (16.30%) GDPR
3 107 (12.92%) PCI DSS
4 69 (8.33%) COBIT
5 65 (7.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 40 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 32 (3.86%) ISO 9001
8 28 (3.38%) SLA
9 20 (2.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 18 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 17 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 14 (1.69%) Data Quality
13 10 (1.21%) ISO 22301
14 9 (1.09%) IASME
14 9 (1.09%) RMADS
15 8 (0.97%) QA
16 7 (0.85%) JSP 440
17 6 (0.72%) COSO
18 5 (0.60%) Government Security Classifications
18 5 (0.60%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 62 (7.49%) Active Directory
2 39 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 16 (1.93%) VMware NSX
5 13 (1.57%) Firmware
6 11 (1.33%) BitLocker
7 9 (1.09%) VMware Server
8 8 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.97%) XenApp
9 6 (0.72%) Docker
10 5 (0.60%) vSphere
11 3 (0.36%) NFS
11 3 (0.36%) Samba
12 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.12%) KVM
13 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (3.50%) Nessus
2 25 (3.02%) Puppet
3 16 (1.93%) CASB
3 16 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
4 15 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
5 13 (1.57%) Ansible
5 13 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 13 (1.57%) Cisco UCCX
5 13 (1.57%) SCCM
6 12 (1.45%) RSA Security Analytics
7 11 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.33%) TrustSec
8 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.09%) QRadar
10 8 (0.97%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.85%) OpenVAS
12 6 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.48%) Nagios
13 4 (0.48%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 79 (9.54%) Cisco
3 55 (6.64%) VMware
4 41 (4.95%) McAfee
5 37 (4.47%) HP
6 32 (3.86%) SolarWinds
7 30 (3.62%) CheckPoint
7 30 (3.62%) Splunk
8 28 (3.38%) F5
9 26 (3.14%) Oracle
10 24 (2.90%) Palo Alto
11 22 (2.66%) Red Hat
11 22 (2.66%) Sophos
12 20 (2.42%) Juniper
13 19 (2.29%) Intel
14 18 (2.17%) Symantec
15 16 (1.93%) Aruba
15 16 (1.93%) Fortinet
15 16 (1.93%) Infoblox
15 16 (1.93%) Riverbed