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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 27 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 151 148 107
Rank change year-on-year -3 -41 +18
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 1,990 866 251
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 2.58% 2.37% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.51% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 716 225
10th Percentile £39,000 £36,250 £35,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £44,688 £47,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £88,750 £91,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

Information Security 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 WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 74,559 34,555 8,144
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.58% 94.72% 92.80%
Number of salaries quoted 42,637 26,812 6,948
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £57,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% -0.87%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Information Security
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Information Security trend for jobs with a WFH option

Information Security
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Information Security.

Information Security salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Information Security
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Information Security over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Information Security salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, Information Security job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Information Security.

1 728 (36.58%) Cybersecurity
2 614 (30.85%) Finance
3 598 (30.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 530 (26.63%) Risk Management
5 509 (25.58%) Management Information System
6 475 (23.87%) Social Skills
7 473 (23.77%) Azure
8 445 (22.36%) CISSP
9 394 (19.80%) Agile
10 351 (17.64%) GDPR
11 333 (16.73%) Data Protection
12 320 (16.08%) AWS
13 301 (15.13%) DevOps
14 290 (14.57%) Security Operations
15 284 (14.27%) SIEM
15 284 (14.27%) CISM
16 278 (13.97%) Microsoft
17 273 (13.72%) NIST
18 246 (12.36%) Degree
19 243 (12.21%) Security Management
20 234 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
21 226 (11.36%) SaaS
22 225 (11.31%) Firewall
23 223 (11.21%) Legal
23 223 (11.21%) GRC
24 214 (10.75%) PCI DSS
25 205 (10.30%) Analytics
26 196 (9.85%) Information Security Management
27 193 (9.70%) Python
28 188 (9.45%) Public Sector

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 19 (0.95%) Apache Spark
3 14 (0.70%) Confluence
3 14 (0.70%) MS Exchange
3 14 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 13 (0.65%) IIS
5 12 (0.60%) CMS
5 12 (0.60%) Jupyter
6 8 (0.40%) nginx
7 6 (0.30%) Apache
7 6 (0.30%) Umbraco
7 6 (0.30%) WordPress
8 5 (0.25%) Ethereum
9 3 (0.15%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.050%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.050%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.050%) Mule
11 1 (0.050%) Solana
Applications
1 53 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (0.95%) Sketch
3 16 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.50%) Adobe XD
6 9 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.45%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.050%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (0.40%) Avolution ABACUS
2 4 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
3 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.10%) assyst
5 1 (0.050%) BambooHR
5 1 (0.050%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.050%) Maximo
5 1 (0.050%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.050%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 473 (23.77%) Azure
2 320 (16.08%) AWS
3 226 (11.36%) SaaS
4 177 (8.89%) Microsoft 365
5 100 (5.03%) GCP
6 55 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
7 52 (2.61%) Datadog
8 50 (2.51%) Azure Sentinel
9 48 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 45 (2.26%) PaaS
10 45 (2.26%) Power Platform
11 44 (2.21%) Azure DevOps
12 40 (2.01%) IaaS
13 29 (1.46%) GitHub
14 28 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
14 28 (1.41%) Figma
15 24 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
16 23 (1.16%) Serverless
17 20 (1.01%) Amazon S3
17 20 (1.01%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 225 (11.31%) Firewall
2 157 (7.89%) Network Security
3 64 (3.22%) Intrusion Detection
4 56 (2.81%) TCP/IP
5 47 (2.36%) Internet
5 47 (2.36%) WAN
6 43 (2.16%) LAN
7 41 (2.06%) DNS
8 35 (1.76%) VPN
9 27 (1.36%) DHCP
10 21 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (1.01%) SSL
11 20 (1.01%) Wireless
12 19 (0.95%) Wireshark
13 16 (0.80%) Broadband
14 14 (0.70%) IPsec
14 14 (0.70%) SNMP
15 13 (0.65%) HTTP
15 13 (0.65%) NGFW
16 12 (0.60%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
2 50 (2.51%) Big Data
3 46 (2.31%) SQL Server
4 44 (2.21%) Power BI
5 43 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 36 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
7 34 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (1.06%) Data Lake
9 19 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
10 18 (0.90%) MySQL
11 16 (0.80%) Redis
12 12 (0.60%) DynamoDB
13 11 (0.55%) Electronic Patient Records
13 11 (0.55%) Metadata
13 11 (0.55%) Neo4j
13 11 (0.55%) Relational Database
14 10 (0.50%) InterSystems Cache
15 9 (0.45%) MongoDB
15 9 (0.45%) NoSQL
16 8 (0.40%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 43 (2.16%) Jenkins
2 36 (1.81%) Git (software)
3 22 (1.11%) JIRA
4 20 (1.01%) Postman
5 19 (0.95%) Burp Suite
6 18 (0.90%) Selenium
7 17 (0.85%) SpecFlow
8 16 (0.80%) Emacs
9 14 (0.70%) Cypress.io
9 14 (0.70%) ERwin
10 13 (0.65%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.60%) Gatling
11 12 (0.60%) Gerrit
11 12 (0.60%) JMeter
11 12 (0.60%) Protractor
11 12 (0.60%) TestCafe
12 9 (0.45%) webpack
13 7 (0.35%) Metasploit
14 6 (0.30%) CircleCI
14 6 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 614 (30.85%) Finance
2 475 (23.87%) Social Skills
3 223 (11.21%) Legal
4 188 (9.45%) Public Sector
5 164 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
6 146 (7.34%) Retail
7 122 (6.13%) Manufacturing
8 107 (5.38%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 92 (4.62%) Marketing
10 91 (4.57%) Local Government
11 84 (4.22%) Banking
12 83 (4.17%) Law
13 81 (4.07%) Organisational Skills
14 73 (3.67%) Telecoms
15 40 (2.01%) Games
15 40 (2.01%) Presentation Skills
16 30 (1.51%) Influencing Skills
17 28 (1.41%) Aerospace
18 26 (1.31%) Financial Institution
19 25 (1.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 331 (16.63%) Analyst
2 267 (13.42%) Security Manager
3 201 (10.10%) Security Analyst
4 180 (9.05%) Architect
5 164 (8.24%) Information Manager
6 158 (7.94%) Information Security Manager
7 128 (6.43%) Security Engineer
8 112 (5.63%) Consultant
9 105 (5.28%) Security Officer
10 98 (4.92%) Security Specialist
11 96 (4.82%) Security Consultant
12 88 (4.42%) IT Manager
13 86 (4.32%) Information Analyst
14 85 (4.27%) Information Security Analyst
15 80 (4.02%) Information Security Officer
16 77 (3.87%) Information Officer
17 66 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
18 57 (2.86%) Security Architect
19 56 (2.81%) DevOps Engineer
20 55 (2.76%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.07%) .NET
2 52 (2.61%) React
3 48 (2.41%) Web Services
4 36 (1.81%) HTML
5 34 (1.71%) CSS
6 27 (1.36%) AngularJS
6 27 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
7 25 (1.26%) Ruby on Rails
8 24 (1.21%) SAML
9 21 (1.06%) RESTful
9 21 (1.06%) XML
10 20 (1.01%) REST
11 17 (0.85%) Node.js
12 15 (0.75%) Django
12 15 (0.75%) Swagger
13 13 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
13 13 (0.65%) SOAP
13 13 (0.65%) Spring
14 12 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
14 12 (0.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 509 (25.58%) Management Information System
2 94 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
2 94 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
3 70 (3.52%) Data Centre
3 70 (3.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 64 (3.22%) User Experience
5 63 (3.17%) Cyberthreat
6 54 (2.71%) Social Media
7 53 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 41 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
9 36 (1.81%) Public Cloud
10 33 (1.66%) Cyberattack
11 31 (1.56%) Virtual Team
12 28 (1.41%) Mobile App
13 26 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
14 24 (1.21%) IoT
15 23 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
16 21 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 21 (1.06%) SCADA
17 20 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 184 (9.25%) Linux
2 182 (9.15%) Windows
3 50 (2.51%) Windows Server
4 45 (2.26%) Unix
5 21 (1.06%) Android
5 21 (1.06%) Kali Linux
6 18 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 15 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 13 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.60%) Mac OS
11 9 (0.45%) Windows Server 2019
12 8 (0.40%) CentOS
13 5 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.20%) AIX
14 4 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (0.15%) Solaris
16 2 (0.10%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 728 (36.58%) Cybersecurity
2 530 (26.63%) Risk Management
3 394 (19.80%) Agile
4 333 (16.73%) Data Protection
5 301 (15.13%) DevOps
6 290 (14.57%) Security Operations
7 284 (14.27%) SIEM
8 243 (12.21%) Security Management
9 234 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 205 (10.30%) Analytics
11 196 (9.85%) Information Security Management
12 183 (9.20%) ISMS
13 181 (9.10%) Security Architecture
14 176 (8.84%) Incident Management
15 155 (7.79%) Project Management
16 151 (7.59%) Vulnerability Management
17 145 (7.29%) Penetration Testing
18 141 (7.09%) Data Privacy
19 139 (6.98%) ITIL
20 129 (6.48%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 193 (9.70%) Python
2 170 (8.54%) SQL
3 129 (6.48%) PowerShell
4 97 (4.87%) Bash
5 83 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 78 (3.92%) C#
7 67 (3.37%) Java
8 34 (1.71%) TypeScript
9 30 (1.51%) Ruby
10 24 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 24 (1.21%) T-SQL
11 23 (1.16%) C
12 18 (0.90%) Perl
13 14 (0.70%) Go
14 12 (0.60%) Groovy
15 7 (0.35%) C++
15 7 (0.35%) PHP
16 4 (0.20%) ES6
16 4 (0.20%) Korn
16 4 (0.20%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 445 (22.36%) CISSP
2 284 (14.27%) CISM
3 246 (12.36%) Degree
4 162 (8.14%) Security Cleared
5 158 (7.94%) CISA
6 128 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
7 110 (5.53%) SC Cleared
8 83 (4.17%) CRISC
9 72 (3.62%) CEH
9 72 (3.62%) GIAC
10 67 (3.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 59 (2.96%) CCSP
12 55 (2.76%) OSCP
13 54 (2.71%) CompTIA Security+
13 54 (2.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 53 (2.66%) SANS
15 52 (2.61%) CISMP
16 50 (2.51%) GCIH
17 42 (2.11%) SSCP
18 40 (2.01%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 598 (30.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 351 (17.64%) GDPR
3 273 (13.72%) NIST
4 223 (11.21%) GRC
5 214 (10.75%) PCI DSS
6 147 (7.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 80 (4.02%) NCSC
8 73 (3.67%) COBIT
9 69 (3.47%) QA
10 47 (2.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 44 (2.21%) HIPAA
12 43 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 42 (2.11%) ISO 22301
14 39 (1.96%) SOC 2
15 36 (1.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 33 (1.66%) SLA
17 27 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
18 26 (1.31%) RMADS
19 25 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27005
20 24 (1.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 114 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 84 (4.22%) Docker
3 57 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.25%) OpenSSH
6 5 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.20%) Snort
8 2 (0.10%) vSphere
9 1 (0.050%) ACF2
9 1 (0.050%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.050%) Firmware
9 1 (0.050%) KVM
9 1 (0.050%) Postfix
9 1 (0.050%) Squid
9 1 (0.050%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 107 (5.38%) Terraform
2 99 (4.97%) Kubernetes
3 64 (3.22%) Ansible
4 21 (1.06%) CASB
4 21 (1.06%) Nessus
5 18 (0.90%) Kibana
5 18 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
6 17 (0.85%) CSIRT
7 16 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (0.75%) HAProxy
9 14 (0.70%) logstash
9 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.70%) SCCM
10 12 (0.60%) Consul
10 12 (0.60%) Failover Clustering
10 12 (0.60%) ZABBIX
11 11 (0.55%) Grafana
11 11 (0.55%) Prometheus
12 8 (0.40%) RSA Archer
13 7 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 278 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 92 (4.62%) Google
3 90 (4.52%) Splunk
4 87 (4.37%) Cisco
5 72 (3.62%) VMware
6 50 (2.51%) SolarWinds
7 43 (2.16%) McAfee
8 38 (1.91%) Sun
9 34 (1.71%) Qualys
10 32 (1.61%) Darktrace
11 31 (1.56%) Juniper
12 25 (1.26%) Palo Alto
13 23 (1.16%) IBM
14 22 (1.11%) CheckPoint
15 21 (1.06%) Citrix
16 20 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
17 19 (0.95%) Databricks
18 18 (0.90%) SAP
19 17 (0.85%) Oracle
20 16 (0.80%) Meraki