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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 118 144 168
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +24
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 509 435 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 2.45% 1.92% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.96% 2.38% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 431 362 289
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £54,960
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -13.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £32,500 £37,475
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,400 £71,250
UK excluding London average salary £49,000 £46,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.52% -8.00%
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
17191 18240 16945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.90% 80.54% 76.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13980 14301 13794
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +45 144 £55,000 -4.34% 25
Surrey -3 112 £47,500 +3.26% 10
Buckinghamshire +46 83 £55,000 - 7
Hampshire -7 82 £50,000 -9.09% 15
West Sussex +27 34 £45,000 +15.38% 3
Kent -12 20 £41,750 +11.33% 2
Oxfordshire +22 16 £42,500 -45.16% 6
East Sussex +28 13 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Middlesex +12 8 £70,000 +115.38% 2
Sussex 0 5 £50,000 +17.64%
Home Counties - 1 £90,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 323 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 306 (33.05%) CISSP
3 258 (27.86%) Firewall
4 252 (27.21%) PCI DSS
5 235 (25.38%) Management Information System
6 233 (25.16%) Finance
7 181 (19.55%) Risk Management
8 176 (19.01%) Windows
9 160 (17.28%) Security Management
10 158 (17.06%) ITIL
10 158 (17.06%) Degree
11 146 (15.77%) Security Cleared
12 145 (15.66%) CISM
13 132 (14.25%) Network Security
14 131 (14.15%) Cyber Security
15 125 (13.50%) Penetration Testing
16 113 (12.20%) SIEM
17 112 (12.10%) Cisco
18 106 (11.45%) Linux
18 106 (11.45%) CISA
19 100 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
20 98 (10.58%) TCP/IP
20 98 (10.58%) LAN
21 97 (10.48%) SC Cleared
22 96 (10.37%) WAN
23 94 (10.15%) Business Continuity
24 92 (9.94%) Microsoft
24 92 (9.94%) Data Protection
25 91 (9.83%) Information Security Management
26 88 (9.50%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 33 (3.56%) IIS
2 31 (3.35%) MS Exchange
3 19 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (1.40%) SAS
7 6 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.54%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.43%) CMS
10 3 (0.32%) Lync
10 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.22%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 45 (4.86%) MS Office
2 35 (3.78%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.65%) MS Project
4 5 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.11%) Maximo
2 1 (0.11%) Exstream
2 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.73%) SaaS
2 12 (1.30%) Office 365
3 6 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.32%) PaaS
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 258 (27.86%) Firewall
2 132 (14.25%) Network Security
3 98 (10.58%) LAN
3 98 (10.58%) TCP/IP
4 96 (10.37%) WAN
5 73 (7.88%) Internet
6 72 (7.78%) DNS
7 71 (7.67%) VPN
8 69 (7.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 39 (4.21%) Wireless
10 38 (4.10%) DMZ
10 38 (4.10%) DHCP
11 32 (3.46%) SAN
11 32 (3.46%) VoIP
12 27 (2.92%) SSL
13 24 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (2.38%) VLAN
15 20 (2.16%) IPsec
16 18 (1.94%) MPLS
17 17 (1.84%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.51%) Big Data
3 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 8 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (0.86%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.54%) MySQL
7 5 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.43%) Redis
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.11%) DTS
10 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.11%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.54%) FitNesse
2 4 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.32%) YourKit
3 3 (0.32%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.32%) JMeter
3 3 (0.32%) Maven
4 2 (0.22%) JIRA
4 2 (0.22%) Selenium
4 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.11%) NeoLoad
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.11%) ProC
General
1 233 (25.16%) Finance
2 82 (8.86%) Telecoms
3 54 (5.83%) Legal
4 38 (4.10%) Banking
5 33 (3.56%) Retail
6 27 (2.92%) Marketing
7 19 (2.05%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.94%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.62%) Law
10 13 (1.40%) Advertising
10 13 (1.40%) Publishing
11 10 (1.08%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.76%) Automotive
13 6 (0.65%) Games
14 3 (0.32%) Back Office
15 2 (0.22%) Military
16 1 (0.11%) Electronics
16 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 173 (18.68%) Analyst
2 151 (16.31%) Consultant
3 139 (15.01%) Security Manager
4 120 (12.96%) Security Analyst
5 113 (12.20%) Security Consultant
6 86 (9.29%) Information Manager
7 82 (8.86%) Information Security Manager
8 78 (8.42%) Architect
9 73 (7.88%) Security Architect
10 56 (6.05%) Information Analyst
11 55 (5.94%) Security Engineer
11 55 (5.94%) Information Security Analyst
12 53 (5.72%) Security Officer
13 46 (4.97%) Information Security Consultant
14 44 (4.75%) Information Security Officer
15 28 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
16 26 (2.81%) Support Engineer
16 26 (2.81%) Senior Consultant
16 26 (2.81%) Information Architect
16 26 (2.81%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.62%) JSP
2 13 (1.40%) Middleware
3 11 (1.19%) Web Services
4 7 (0.76%) STL
4 7 (0.76%) .NET
4 7 (0.76%) ODBC
4 7 (0.76%) Regular Expression
5 6 (0.65%) Spring
5 6 (0.65%) Hibernate
6 5 (0.54%) ZeroMQ
6 5 (0.54%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.43%) OAuth
7 4 (0.43%) OpenID
7 4 (0.43%) SAML
7 4 (0.43%) HTML
7 4 (0.43%) CSS
8 3 (0.32%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.32%) Lucene
8 3 (0.32%) jQuery
8 3 (0.32%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 235 (25.38%) Management Information System
2 100 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (4.75%) Computer Science
4 40 (4.32%) RMADS
5 38 (4.10%) Data Centre
6 30 (3.24%) CESG
7 27 (2.92%) PKI
8 26 (2.81%) Mathematics
9 25 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
10 20 (2.16%) Cryptography
11 16 (1.73%) IVR
11 16 (1.73%) Blackberry
12 14 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 13 (1.40%) Client/Server
14 12 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
15 11 (1.19%) Statistics
16 10 (1.08%) Online Banking
17 8 (0.86%) Economics
17 8 (0.86%) Fat Client
17 8 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 176 (19.01%) Windows
2 106 (11.45%) Linux
3 57 (6.16%) UNIX
4 20 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (1.84%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.54%) Solaris
9 4 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.32%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.32%) Android
11 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.22%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (19.55%) Risk Management
2 160 (17.28%) Security Management
3 158 (17.06%) ITIL
4 131 (14.15%) Cyber Security
5 125 (13.50%) Penetration Testing
6 113 (12.20%) SIEM
7 94 (10.15%) Business Continuity
8 92 (9.94%) Data Protection
9 91 (9.83%) Information Security Management
10 88 (9.50%) Security Architecture
11 85 (9.18%) ISMS
12 68 (7.34%) Incident Management
13 63 (6.80%) Service Management
14 62 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
15 61 (6.59%) Information Assurance
16 57 (6.16%) Disaster Recovery
17 52 (5.62%) Project Management
17 52 (5.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 50 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (5.18%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 62 (6.70%) SQL
2 41 (4.43%) C
3 38 (4.10%) Java
4 31 (3.35%) Python
5 17 (1.84%) Ruby
5 17 (1.84%) C++
6 16 (1.73%) PHP
7 15 (1.62%) Perl
8 14 (1.51%) C#
9 10 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.97%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.76%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.54%) Uniface
12 5 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.43%) VB
14 2 (0.22%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.11%) VBScript
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 306 (33.05%) CISSP
2 158 (17.06%) Degree
3 146 (15.77%) Security Cleared
4 145 (15.66%) CISM
5 106 (11.45%) CISA
6 97 (10.48%) SC Cleared
7 88 (9.50%) Cisco Certification
8 72 (7.78%) CEH
9 59 (6.37%) CCNA
10 52 (5.62%) CCNP
11 35 (3.78%) CRISC
12 31 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 28 (3.02%) DV Cleared
14 27 (2.92%) SSCP
15 25 (2.70%) GIAC
16 24 (2.59%) MCSE
17 20 (2.16%) PCI QSA
18 16 (1.73%) OSCP
19 15 (1.62%) CISMP
20 13 (1.40%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (34.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 252 (27.21%) PCI DSS
3 53 (5.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 38 (4.10%) SLA
5 22 (2.38%) ISO 9001
6 20 (2.16%) GPG13
7 19 (2.05%) COBIT
8 10 (1.08%) BS25999
9 9 (0.97%) ISO 14001
10 8 (0.86%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.76%) COSO
12 5 (0.54%) QA
12 5 (0.54%) ISO 9000
13 4 (0.43%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.32%) BS7799
15 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 2 (0.22%) FISMA
16 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 87 (9.40%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 13 (1.40%) Squid
5 11 (1.19%) Firmware
5 11 (1.19%) vSphere
5 11 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.08%) Snort
7 8 (0.86%) XenApp
8 7 (0.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 7 (0.76%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.43%) Terminal Server
9 4 (0.43%) XenServer
10 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (1.73%) Cisco UCCX
2 15 (1.62%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (1.62%) FortiGate
3 7 (0.76%) Nessus
3 7 (0.76%) Check_MK
3 7 (0.76%) Icinga
4 4 (0.43%) WMI
4 4 (0.43%) WSUS
4 4 (0.43%) SCCM
4 4 (0.43%) Nagios
4 4 (0.43%) HAProxy
5 2 (0.22%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.22%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.22%) Puppet
5 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.11%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 112 (12.10%) Cisco
2 92 (9.94%) Microsoft
3 76 (8.21%) CheckPoint
4 49 (5.29%) Juniper
5 42 (4.54%) Websense
5 42 (4.54%) VMware
6 30 (3.24%) Oracle
7 28 (3.02%) Blue Coat
8 26 (2.81%) McAfee
9 23 (2.48%) Citrix
9 23 (2.48%) Splunk
10 21 (2.27%) ArcSight
10 21 (2.27%) F5
10 21 (2.27%) Qualys
11 18 (1.94%) HP
12 17 (1.84%) SAP
13 16 (1.73%) Sourcefire
14 15 (1.62%) Fortinet
15 14 (1.51%) Tripwire
15 14 (1.51%) Symantec
Kent
Stem Graduates
Salary: £16000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Up to £61,323 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £60,000 (+ superb package!!)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
CBS butler
Salary: Excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Arrows Group
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + additional flexible benefits packa
Posted: 3 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: £40k-£50k + Bonus, Car allowance, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + good benefits + bonus
Posted: 3 days ago