Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Management
UK
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 517 387 498
Rank change year-on-year -130 +111 +26
Permanent jobs citing Security Management 406 759 828
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.76% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.82% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 304 513 501
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £39,650
25th Percentile £43,000 £45,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,813 £67,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £83,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £51,518 £58,000
% change year-on-year -2.95% -11.18% +16.00%

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 81,645 92,429 134,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.66% 92.29% 92.35%
Number of salaries quoted 61,586 74,217 106,411
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

Security Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Management.

Salary trend for Security Management in the UK

Security Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Management over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

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 9 May 2021. 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 -126 363 £57,500 +4.55% 72
UK excluding London -152 213 £50,000 -2.95% 51
London +3 149 £71,250 +14.00% 23
Work from Home -81 91 £60,000 -29.41% 9
North of England +20 59 £55,000 +19.57% 15
Midlands -59 52 £52,500 +10.53% 16
South East -99 43 £53,750 +2.38% 12
North West +45 32 £57,500 +27.78% 7
West Midlands -64 30 £53,500 +12.63% 11
East of England +12 26 £43,000 -15.69% 4
East Midlands +22 24 £38,000 -5.00% 5
Yorkshire -10 21 £50,000 +5.26% 7
South West -66 16 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Wales +29 7 £45,000 -30.77% 1
Scotland -44 7 £60,000 +33.33% 1
North East +15 6 £35,000 -46.15% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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.

1 286 (70.44%) Information Security
2 222 (54.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 209 (51.48%) Information Security Management
4 155 (38.18%) Cybersecurity
5 151 (37.19%) ISMS
6 140 (34.48%) Management Information System
7 101 (24.88%) Risk Management
8 96 (23.65%) CISSP
9 95 (23.40%) Finance
10 88 (21.67%) CISM
11 87 (21.43%) Azure
12 79 (19.46%) Social Skills
13 70 (17.24%) ITIL
14 65 (16.01%) GDPR
15 62 (15.27%) Legal
16 61 (15.02%) NIST
17 60 (14.78%) SIEM
18 58 (14.29%) AWS
19 57 (14.04%) Data Protection
20 55 (13.55%) Microsoft
21 52 (12.81%) CISA
21 52 (12.81%) PCI DSS
21 52 (12.81%) Cyber Essentials
22 49 (12.07%) Active Directory
22 49 (12.07%) Windows
23 48 (11.82%) Security Architecture
24 46 (11.33%) Linux
25 45 (11.08%) Firewall
26 43 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
26 43 (10.59%) Degree

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 6 (1.48%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.23%) IIS
2 5 (1.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.49%) ArcGIS
4 2 (0.49%) JBoss
5 1 (0.25%) Site Server
Applications
1 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.48%) Gephi
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.74%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 87 (21.43%) Azure
2 58 (14.29%) AWS
3 36 (8.87%) Azure Active Directory
3 36 (8.87%) Microsoft 365
4 33 (8.13%) SaaS
5 15 (3.69%) IaaS
6 13 (3.20%) PaaS
7 6 (1.48%) Azure Sentinel
7 6 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.48%) Power Platform
8 5 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (1.23%) Google Sheets
9 4 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.74%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.74%) Serverless
11 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.49%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.08%) Firewall
2 37 (9.11%) Network Security
3 18 (4.43%) DNS
4 16 (3.94%) VPN
5 14 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.96%) LAN
7 11 (2.71%) SSL
8 10 (2.46%) HTTP
9 9 (2.22%) FTP
9 9 (2.22%) MPLS
9 9 (2.22%) WAN
10 6 (1.48%) DHCP
10 6 (1.48%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.48%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.48%) VoIP
11 5 (1.23%) SD-WAN
11 5 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.23%) Wireless
12 4 (0.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.48%) Apache Hive
2 6 (1.48%) Big Data
2 6 (1.48%) Impala
2 6 (1.48%) Power BI
3 5 (1.23%) Looker
3 5 (1.23%) MySQL
4 4 (0.99%) GIS
4 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.74%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.49%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.49%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.49%) QGIS
6 2 (0.49%) Sisense
6 2 (0.49%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.49%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (3.20%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.71%) JIRA
3 6 (1.48%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.48%) Bitbucket Server
3 6 (1.48%) Burp Suite
3 6 (1.48%) git-flow
3 6 (1.48%) Metasploit
4 5 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.23%) MSBuild
4 5 (1.23%) webpack
5 2 (0.49%) GitLab
5 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.25%) Ant
6 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 95 (23.40%) Finance
2 79 (19.46%) Social Skills
3 62 (15.27%) Legal
4 38 (9.36%) Retail
5 35 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (6.90%) Law
7 26 (6.40%) Manufacturing
8 23 (5.67%) Public Sector
9 20 (4.93%) Banking
10 14 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
11 12 (2.96%) Marketing
12 9 (2.22%) Telecoms
13 8 (1.97%) Organisational Skills
14 7 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
15 6 (1.48%) Electronics
16 5 (1.23%) Billing
16 5 (1.23%) German Language
17 4 (0.99%) Spanish Language
18 2 (0.49%) Front Office
18 2 (0.49%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (13.79%) Analyst
2 55 (13.55%) Security Manager
3 52 (12.81%) Security Engineer
4 42 (10.34%) Consultant
5 37 (9.11%) Security Analyst
5 37 (9.11%) Security Consultant
6 32 (7.88%) Information Manager
7 31 (7.64%) Architect
8 30 (7.39%) Information Security Manager
9 26 (6.40%) IT Engineer
9 26 (6.40%) Security Specialist
10 25 (6.16%) Information Analyst
10 25 (6.16%) Information Security Analyst
10 25 (6.16%) Security Officer
11 24 (5.91%) IT Manager
11 24 (5.91%) IT Security Engineer
12 23 (5.67%) Security Architect
13 21 (5.17%) Information Officer
13 21 (5.17%) Information Security Officer
14 19 (4.68%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.20%) OAuth
2 11 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (1.97%) REST
4 7 (1.72%) HTML
5 6 (1.48%) Kafka
6 5 (1.23%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.23%) CSS
6 5 (1.23%) CSS3
6 5 (1.23%) HTML5
6 5 (1.23%) PySpark
6 5 (1.23%) React
6 5 (1.23%) Vue.js
7 3 (0.74%) SOAP
7 3 (0.74%) Web Services
8 2 (0.49%) ISPF
8 2 (0.49%) LDAP
8 2 (0.49%) Middleware
8 2 (0.49%) SAML
8 2 (0.49%) WF
8 2 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 140 (34.48%) Management Information System
2 21 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.19%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (3.20%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.22%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 6 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (0.99%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.74%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.49%) ASTM
11 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.49%) iPad
11 2 (0.49%) iPhone
11 2 (0.49%) Replication
11 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.07%) Windows
2 46 (11.33%) Linux
3 16 (3.94%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.48%) Android
5 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.23%) Unix
5 5 (1.23%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.49%) Solaris
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (70.44%) Information Security
2 209 (51.48%) Information Security Management
3 155 (38.18%) Cybersecurity
4 151 (37.19%) ISMS
5 101 (24.88%) Risk Management
6 70 (17.24%) ITIL
7 60 (14.78%) SIEM
8 57 (14.04%) Data Protection
9 48 (11.82%) Security Architecture
10 43 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
11 39 (9.61%) Incident Management
12 36 (8.87%) Security Operations
13 32 (7.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
14 27 (6.65%) Agile Software Development
14 27 (6.65%) Vulnerability Management
15 26 (6.40%) DevOps
15 26 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
16 25 (6.16%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.88%) Python
2 27 (6.65%) SQL
3 15 (3.69%) Java
4 10 (2.46%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.22%) C
5 9 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.22%) R
6 6 (1.48%) Perl
7 5 (1.23%) C#
7 5 (1.23%) ES6
7 5 (1.23%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.99%) VBA
9 1 (0.25%) C++
9 1 (0.25%) Go
Qualifications
1 96 (23.65%) CISSP
2 88 (21.67%) CISM
3 52 (12.81%) CISA
4 43 (10.59%) Degree
5 24 (5.91%) Security Cleared
6 21 (5.17%) CEH
7 19 (4.68%) CRISC
8 16 (3.94%) CompTIA Security+
9 15 (3.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 14 (3.45%) SC Cleared
11 13 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (2.71%) CCNA
13 10 (2.46%) GIAC
14 8 (1.97%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.97%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 8 (1.97%) SSCP
15 7 (1.72%) CESG Certified Professional
15 7 (1.72%) CISMP
15 7 (1.72%) OSCP
15 7 (1.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (54.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 65 (16.01%) GDPR
3 61 (15.02%) NIST
4 52 (12.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 52 (12.81%) PCI DSS
5 31 (7.64%) GRC
6 22 (5.42%) NCSC
7 19 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 17 (4.19%) COBIT
8 17 (4.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 15 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 15 (3.69%) SLA
10 9 (2.22%) NIST 800
11 8 (1.97%) QA
12 6 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (1.48%) SOC 2
13 5 (1.23%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.99%) SOC 1
14 4 (0.99%) Solvency II
System Software
1 49 (12.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.48%) Apache Flume
4 6 (1.48%) XenApp
4 6 (1.48%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.23%) LXC
6 3 (0.74%) Docker
6 3 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.49%) pfSense
7 2 (0.49%) Sendmail
7 2 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (4.43%) Terraform
2 14 (3.45%) Ansible
2 14 (3.45%) Nessus
3 12 (2.96%) QRadar
4 6 (1.48%) Kibana
4 6 (1.48%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.48%) Oozie
4 6 (1.48%) XenMobile
5 5 (1.23%) Grafana
5 5 (1.23%) Prometheus
6 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.49%) Nagios
7 2 (0.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (13.55%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.39%) VMware
3 21 (5.17%) Splunk
4 14 (3.45%) Cisco
5 11 (2.71%) OneTrust
6 10 (2.46%) LogRhythm
7 8 (1.97%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.72%) Oracle
8 7 (1.72%) Qualys
9 6 (1.48%) Barracuda Networks
9 6 (1.48%) BT
9 6 (1.48%) Citrix
9 6 (1.48%) Google
9 6 (1.48%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.48%) SAP
10 5 (1.23%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.23%) Databricks
10 5 (1.23%) Juniper
11 4 (0.99%) Aruba
11 4 (0.99%) JD Edwards