The table below looks at the statistics for Information Security skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Information Security over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Security (InfoSec)
Rank 86 163 177
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +14
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 650 415 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 3.36% 1.93% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 2.29% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 533 340 309
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,750
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.56%
Information Security
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
16510 18147 19830
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.47% 84.50% 83.90%
Number of salaries quoted 13883 14344 15744
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Information Security
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Information Security Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Information Security
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Information Security across the South East region.

Information Security Salary Trend in the South East

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Information Security across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Information Security Salary Histogram in the South East

Information Security
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +41 205 £55,000 -4.34% 15
Surrey +58 153 £55,000 +15.18% 13
Hampshire +20 65 £51,250 -4.65% 8
Oxfordshire +36 50 £48,500 +25.97% 1
Kent +3 50 £52,500 -2.32% 4
East Sussex +56 39 £50,000 +85.18% 1
West Sussex -15 33 £72,500 +81.25%
Buckinghamshire +5 28 £52,500 - 7
Middlesex +14 7 £130,000 - 1
Thames Valley - 2 £56,500 -
M4 Corridor - 1 £67,500 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security.

1 459 (37.62%) CISSP
2 410 (33.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 342 (28.03%) Risk Management
4 267 (21.89%) Management Information System
5 255 (20.90%) PCI DSS
6 253 (20.74%) CISM
7 247 (20.25%) Finance
8 236 (19.34%) Degree
9 228 (18.69%) Windows
10 219 (17.95%) Firewall
11 218 (17.87%) Cybersecurity
12 193 (15.82%) Security Management
13 181 (14.84%) ITIL
14 175 (14.34%) Microsoft
15 164 (13.44%) Linux
16 156 (12.79%) CISA
17 153 (12.54%) Computer Science
18 141 (11.56%) Penetration Testing
19 139 (11.39%) Information Security Management
20 136 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
21 127 (10.41%) Network Security
22 124 (10.16%) Business Continuity
23 119 (9.75%) Data Protection
24 105 (8.61%) Cisco
25 104 (8.52%) Active Directory
25 104 (8.52%) Unix
26 103 (8.44%) Legal
27 94 (7.70%) Security Cleared
28 93 (7.62%) ISMS
28 93 (7.62%) Internal Audit

Information Security
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South East region citing Information Security also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Information Security. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 56 (4.59%) IIS
2 26 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 10 (0.82%) JBoss
4 9 (0.74%) WordPress
5 8 (0.66%) CMS
5 8 (0.66%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.57%) Apache
7 6 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (0.49%) Apache Pig
7 6 (0.49%) Drupal
7 6 (0.49%) Joomla!
7 6 (0.49%) WildFly
8 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.33%) nginx
9 4 (0.33%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 77 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 42 (3.44%) MS Office
3 7 (0.57%) MS Project
4 6 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.33%) SPSS
6 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.082%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 13 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) AWD
3 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.082%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 63 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.93%) Office 365
3 36 (2.95%) SaaS
4 10 (0.82%) IaaS
5 9 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.41%) GitHub
6 5 (0.41%) PaaS
7 1 (0.082%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 219 (17.95%) Firewall
2 127 (10.41%) Network Security
3 72 (5.90%) TCP/IP
4 60 (4.92%) DNS
4 60 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 50 (4.10%) Internet
6 45 (3.69%) WAN
7 43 (3.52%) LAN
7 43 (3.52%) VPN
8 26 (2.13%) SAN
9 24 (1.97%) SSL
10 23 (1.89%) IPsec
11 15 (1.23%) VoIP
12 12 (0.98%) DHCP
12 12 (0.98%) FTP
12 12 (0.98%) Wireless
13 11 (0.90%) HTTP
14 10 (0.82%) SMTP
15 8 (0.66%) iSCSI
15 8 (0.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.36%) Big Data
3 16 (1.31%) Data Mining
3 16 (1.31%) MySQL
4 14 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 13 (1.07%) Hadoop
5 13 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (0.98%) NoSQL
7 10 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.57%) Power BI
9 7 (0.57%) PowerPivot
9 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.25%) MS Access
12 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (1.07%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.49%) Subversion
4 5 (0.41%) Android Studio
4 5 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (0.41%) JIRA
4 5 (0.41%) Mercurial
5 3 (0.25%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.16%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.16%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.082%) Moq
7 1 (0.082%) NCrunch
7 1 (0.082%) NUnit
7 1 (0.082%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.082%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.082%) Selenium
7 1 (0.082%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.082%) Vagrant
General
1 247 (20.25%) Finance
2 103 (8.44%) Legal
3 84 (6.89%) Telecoms
4 38 (3.11%) Retail
5 37 (3.03%) Banking
6 35 (2.87%) German Language
7 30 (2.46%) French Language
8 25 (2.05%) Marketing
9 19 (1.56%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.31%) Back Office
11 15 (1.23%) Automotive
11 15 (1.23%) Military
12 14 (1.15%) Electronics
12 14 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (1.07%) Law
14 8 (0.66%) Publishing
15 6 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.49%) Billing
16 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 271 (22.21%) Security Manager
2 222 (18.20%) Consultant
3 195 (15.98%) Information Security Manager
4 191 (15.66%) Analyst
4 191 (15.66%) Information Manager
5 168 (13.77%) Security Consultant
6 146 (11.97%) Security Analyst
7 107 (8.77%) IT Manager
8 77 (6.31%) Security Engineer
9 74 (6.07%) Information Security Consultant
10 73 (5.98%) Information Analyst
10 73 (5.98%) Information Security Analyst
11 64 (5.25%) IT Security Manager
12 58 (4.75%) Architect
13 50 (4.10%) Developer
14 49 (4.02%) Security Officer
15 39 (3.20%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 39 (3.20%) Information Security Officer
16 38 (3.11%) Security Specialist
17 37 (3.03%) Information Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.20%) HTML
2 30 (2.46%) CSS
3 20 (1.64%) .NET
4 14 (1.15%) Middleware
5 13 (1.07%) HTML5
6 10 (0.82%) XML
7 9 (0.74%) JSON
8 7 (0.57%) jQuery
8 7 (0.57%) MDX
9 6 (0.49%) XSLT
10 5 (0.41%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.41%) Cocoa
10 5 (0.41%) Cocoa Touch
10 5 (0.41%) CSS3
10 5 (0.41%) Flash
10 5 (0.41%) JavaBeans
10 5 (0.41%) WPF
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.33%) Regular Expression
11 4 (0.33%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 267 (21.89%) Management Information System
2 153 (12.54%) Computer Science
3 136 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (4.75%) PKI
5 43 (3.52%) Data Protection Act
6 35 (2.87%) Mathematics
6 35 (2.87%) Security Operations Centre
7 33 (2.70%) Cyber Attack
8 29 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
9 27 (2.21%) Data Centre
9 27 (2.21%) Driving Licence
10 25 (2.05%) Cyberthreat
11 24 (1.97%) CESG
12 18 (1.48%) Cryptography
13 15 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
13 15 (1.23%) Mobile App
14 12 (0.98%) Cybercrime
14 12 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.98%) Public Cloud
15 11 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 228 (18.69%) Windows
2 164 (13.44%) Linux
3 104 (8.52%) Unix
4 58 (4.75%) Solaris
4 58 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (4.67%) Windows Server
6 52 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (3.36%) Windows 2000
8 20 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (1.31%) Android
10 14 (1.15%) CentOS
11 13 (1.07%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.57%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.49%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.49%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.16%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 342 (28.03%) Risk Management
2 218 (17.87%) Cybersecurity
3 193 (15.82%) Security Management
4 181 (14.84%) ITIL
5 141 (11.56%) Penetration Testing
6 139 (11.39%) Information Security Management
7 124 (10.16%) Business Continuity
8 119 (9.75%) Data Protection
9 93 (7.62%) Internal Audit
9 93 (7.62%) ISMS
10 91 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 88 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
12 84 (6.89%) Security Architecture
13 82 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 79 (6.48%) Security Operations
14 79 (6.48%) SIEM
15 77 (6.31%) Risk Assessment
16 68 (5.57%) Software Engineering
17 65 (5.33%) Project Management
18 64 (5.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 83 (6.80%) SQL
2 71 (5.82%) C
3 48 (3.93%) Python
4 45 (3.69%) Java
5 41 (3.36%) C#
6 34 (2.79%) Perl
7 30 (2.46%) C++
7 30 (2.46%) JavaScript
8 27 (2.21%) PowerShell
9 19 (1.56%) Ruby
10 11 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.82%) PHP
12 9 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.66%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 7 (0.57%) VBScript
15 6 (0.49%) Assembly Language
16 5 (0.41%) Objective-C
17 3 (0.25%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 459 (37.62%) CISSP
2 253 (20.74%) CISM
3 236 (19.34%) Degree
4 156 (12.79%) CISA
5 94 (7.70%) Security Cleared
6 67 (5.49%) CLAS
7 65 (5.33%) SC Cleared
8 55 (4.51%) CEH
9 53 (4.34%) IISP
10 40 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 34 (2.79%) CRISC
12 32 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
13 31 (2.54%) CISMP
14 27 (2.21%) SANS
15 25 (2.05%) DV Cleared
15 25 (2.05%) MCSE
16 24 (1.97%) CREST Certified
17 19 (1.56%) CCNA
17 19 (1.56%) ISACA
18 17 (1.39%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 410 (33.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 255 (20.90%) PCI DSS
3 70 (5.74%) COBIT
4 58 (4.75%) ISO 9001
5 48 (3.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 47 (3.85%) ISO27002
7 37 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 35 (2.87%) SLA
9 31 (2.54%) RMADS
10 29 (2.38%) ISO22301
11 20 (1.64%) ISO 14001
11 20 (1.64%) QA
12 13 (1.07%) COSO
12 13 (1.07%) FISMA
13 11 (0.90%) SSAE 16
14 10 (0.82%) ISAE 3402
15 7 (0.57%) BS7799
16 6 (0.49%) BS25999
16 6 (0.49%) HIPAA
16 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 104 (8.52%) Active Directory
2 40 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 17 (1.39%) vSphere
5 10 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
5 10 (0.82%) XenApp
6 9 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.49%) ISA Server
7 6 (0.49%) XenServer
8 5 (0.41%) iptables
8 5 (0.41%) Xen
9 3 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.25%) Snort
10 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.16%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.082%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (1.23%) SCOM
2 14 (1.15%) Puppet
2 14 (1.15%) RSA Archer
3 10 (0.82%) Nessus
4 9 (0.74%) SCCM
4 9 (0.74%) SCVMM
4 9 (0.74%) Windows Intune
5 6 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
5 6 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.41%) Nmap
6 5 (0.41%) QRadar
7 4 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.25%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.16%) CORE IMPACT
9 2 (0.16%) MIIS
9 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.16%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.082%) logstash
10 1 (0.082%) StatsD
Vendors
1 175 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 105 (8.61%) Cisco
3 79 (6.48%) VMware
4 64 (5.25%) CheckPoint
5 57 (4.67%) Juniper
6 52 (4.26%) Palo Alto
7 48 (3.93%) Blue Coat
7 48 (3.93%) F5
8 47 (3.85%) Oracle
9 46 (3.77%) Sourcefire
10 41 (3.36%) Crossbeam
11 36 (2.95%) ArcSight
12 30 (2.46%) IBM
13 26 (2.13%) Intel Security
14 25 (2.05%) Citrix
14 25 (2.05%) Qualys
14 25 (2.05%) SAP
15 24 (1.97%) Forcepoint
16 20 (1.64%) HP
16 20 (1.64%) Red Hat
Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Slough, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Woking, Surrey
Yoh
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits (Negotiable)
Posted: 3 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £10000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: From £30,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hampshire
Eurobase People
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £36672.00 - £46414.00 per annum + holiday, pension, flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £90,000 per annum Medical Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28500.00 - £35000.00 per annum + holiday, pension, flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Car,Bens,Bonus,Stock
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £120000 - £140000 per annum + package and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £70000 per annum + 5 Star Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Health, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Adeptis Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum Dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + amazing benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 days ago