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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Security (INFOSEC)
Rank 132 141 159
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 461 441 357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 2.22% 1.96% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 2.42% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 397 361 278
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
17267 18198 16760
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.09% 80.94% 78.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14255 14088 13660
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 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +41 133 £52,500 -8.69% 18
Surrey -2 98 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Hampshire -6 78 £50,000 -16.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +35 76 £52,500 -9.87% 5
West Sussex +9 35 £45,000 +38.46%
Oxfordshire +25 26 £42,500 -22.72% 6
Middlesex +12 13 £70,000 -
Kent -44 13 £43,750 +6.70% 2
Sussex - 6 £55,000 -
East Sussex +7 4 £50,000 +5.26%
Home Counties - 1 £90,000 -
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 291 (32.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 288 (32.47%) CISSP
3 222 (25.03%) Management Information System
4 220 (24.80%) Finance
5 219 (24.69%) Firewall
6 202 (22.77%) PCI DSS
7 171 (19.28%) Windows
8 156 (17.59%) Risk Management
9 153 (17.25%) Degree
10 148 (16.69%) CISM
11 135 (15.22%) ITIL
12 129 (14.54%) Security Management
13 123 (13.87%) Network Security
14 122 (13.75%) Penetration Testing
15 121 (13.64%) Security Cleared
16 110 (12.40%) Linux
16 110 (12.40%) Cyber Security
17 103 (11.61%) CISA
18 102 (11.50%) Cisco
19 100 (11.27%) Microsoft
20 98 (11.05%) Business Continuity
21 92 (10.37%) SIEM
22 89 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
23 86 (9.70%) Security Architecture
24 84 (9.47%) LAN
25 82 (9.24%) WAN
26 76 (8.57%) Internet
26 76 (8.57%) SC Cleared
27 74 (8.34%) Cisco Certification
27 74 (8.34%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 35 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 32 (3.61%) IIS
3 25 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 18 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.13%) SAS
7 7 (0.79%) CMS
8 6 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.34%) Apache
10 3 (0.34%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Node.js
12 1 (0.11%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.11%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.11%) nginx
Applications
1 46 (5.19%) MS Office
2 39 (4.40%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.34%) MS Project
5 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.11%) Maximo
2 1 (0.11%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.58%) SaaS
2 12 (1.35%) Office 365
3 9 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.34%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (24.69%) Firewall
2 123 (13.87%) Network Security
3 84 (9.47%) LAN
4 82 (9.24%) WAN
5 76 (8.57%) Internet
6 71 (8.00%) VPN
7 69 (7.78%) DNS
8 57 (6.43%) TCP/IP
9 54 (6.09%) Intrusion Detection
10 45 (5.07%) Wireless
11 37 (4.17%) DHCP
12 33 (3.72%) VoIP
13 32 (3.61%) DMZ
14 28 (3.16%) SAN
15 27 (3.04%) SSL
16 21 (2.37%) MPLS
16 21 (2.37%) VLAN
17 19 (2.14%) BGP
18 18 (2.03%) IPsec
19 17 (1.92%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.64%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.35%) Big Data
3 10 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.56%) MySQL
7 5 (0.56%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.11%) DTS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 6 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.34%) YourKit
3 3 (0.34%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.34%) Maven
4 2 (0.23%) FitNesse
4 2 (0.23%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.23%) AppScan
4 2 (0.23%) Paros
5 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.11%) ProC
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
General
1 220 (24.80%) Finance
2 72 (8.12%) Telecoms
3 50 (5.64%) Legal
4 37 (4.17%) Banking
5 31 (3.49%) Retail
6 25 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.59%) Marketing
8 18 (2.03%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.35%) Law
9 12 (1.35%) Publishing
10 8 (0.90%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.68%) Advertising
12 5 (0.56%) Automotive
12 5 (0.56%) Games
13 2 (0.23%) Military
13 2 (0.23%) Back Office
13 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 167 (18.83%) Analyst
2 139 (15.67%) Consultant
2 139 (15.67%) Security Manager
3 115 (12.97%) Security Analyst
4 102 (11.50%) Security Consultant
5 89 (10.03%) Information Manager
6 85 (9.58%) Information Security Manager
7 76 (8.57%) Architect
8 67 (7.55%) Security Architect
9 59 (6.65%) Security Engineer
10 47 (5.30%) Information Analyst
11 46 (5.19%) Information Security Analyst
12 40 (4.51%) Security Officer
13 38 (4.28%) Information Security Consultant
14 37 (4.17%) Information Security Officer
15 30 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
16 28 (3.16%) Senior Consultant
17 24 (2.71%) Senior Security Analyst
17 24 (2.71%) IT Security Analyst
18 23 (2.59%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.80%) Middleware
2 15 (1.69%) JSP
3 9 (1.01%) Web Services
3 9 (1.01%) .NET
4 6 (0.68%) STL
4 6 (0.68%) Hibernate
4 6 (0.68%) Spring
5 5 (0.56%) HTML
5 5 (0.56%) CSS
5 5 (0.56%) ODBC
5 5 (0.56%) Regular Expression
5 5 (0.56%) ZeroMQ
5 5 (0.56%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.45%) OpenID
6 4 (0.45%) SAML
6 4 (0.45%) OAuth
7 3 (0.34%) jQuery
7 3 (0.34%) Spring MVC
7 3 (0.34%) Spring Integration
7 3 (0.34%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 222 (25.03%) Management Information System
2 89 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (5.98%) Computer Science
4 37 (4.17%) RMADS
5 36 (4.06%) Data Centre
6 26 (2.93%) CESG
7 20 (2.25%) Mathematics
8 17 (1.92%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.80%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 15 (1.69%) Cryptography
10 15 (1.69%) IVR
11 14 (1.58%) Mobile Banking
12 13 (1.47%) PKI
13 9 (1.01%) Statistics
13 9 (1.01%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.90%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.90%) Online Banking
14 8 (0.90%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 171 (19.28%) Windows
2 110 (12.40%) Linux
3 55 (6.20%) UNIX
4 20 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (1.80%) Windows 7
6 13 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.90%) Android
8 8 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.56%) Solaris
10 4 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.45%) CentOS
10 4 (0.45%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.34%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.23%) SUSE
13 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (17.59%) Risk Management
2 135 (15.22%) ITIL
3 129 (14.54%) Security Management
4 122 (13.75%) Penetration Testing
5 110 (12.40%) Cyber Security
6 98 (11.05%) Business Continuity
7 92 (10.37%) SIEM
8 86 (9.70%) Security Architecture
9 72 (8.12%) Information Security Management
10 69 (7.78%) Data Protection
10 69 (7.78%) ISMS
11 67 (7.55%) Information Assurance
12 60 (6.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 58 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
13 58 (6.54%) Incident Management
14 56 (6.31%) Service Management
15 55 (6.20%) Security Testing
16 51 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
17 49 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (5.30%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (6.31%) SQL
2 39 (4.40%) C
3 34 (3.83%) Java
4 27 (3.04%) Python
5 17 (1.92%) C++
6 16 (1.80%) Perl
7 12 (1.35%) PHP
7 12 (1.35%) Ruby
8 11 (1.24%) C#
9 9 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 8 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.68%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.56%) Uniface
13 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.23%) Assembly Language
14 2 (0.23%) VB
15 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 288 (32.47%) CISSP
2 153 (17.25%) Degree
3 148 (16.69%) CISM
4 121 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 103 (11.61%) CISA
6 76 (8.57%) SC Cleared
7 74 (8.34%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (7.44%) CEH
9 47 (5.30%) CCNA
10 45 (5.07%) CCNP
11 28 (3.16%) DV Cleared
12 27 (3.04%) GIAC
12 27 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (2.93%) SSCP
14 21 (2.37%) CRISC
15 20 (2.25%) MCSE
16 18 (2.03%) PCI QSA
17 16 (1.80%) CCIE
18 15 (1.69%) GSEC
19 14 (1.58%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 291 (32.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 202 (22.77%) PCI DSS
3 41 (4.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 32 (3.61%) SLA
5 23 (2.59%) ISO 9001
6 17 (1.92%) COBIT
7 11 (1.24%) BS25999
8 10 (1.13%) ISO 14001
9 8 (0.90%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.79%) GPG13
10 7 (0.79%) QA
11 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 5 (0.56%) ISO 9000
12 3 (0.34%) COSO
13 1 (0.11%) BS7799
13 1 (0.11%) FISMA
13 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 74 (8.34%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.24%) vSphere
4 11 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (1.24%) Firmware
5 9 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 7 (0.79%) Snort
6 7 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (0.79%) XenApp
7 4 (0.45%) XenServer
7 4 (0.45%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.34%) Squid
9 2 (0.23%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.11%) qmail
Systems Management
1 16 (1.80%) Cisco UCCX
2 15 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 15 (1.69%) FortiGate
3 9 (1.01%) Icinga
4 8 (0.90%) Nagios
5 7 (0.79%) Nessus
5 7 (0.79%) Check_MK
6 4 (0.45%) WSUS
7 3 (0.34%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.23%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.23%) logstash
8 2 (0.23%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.23%) Puppet
8 2 (0.23%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.23%) WMI
9 1 (0.11%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 102 (11.50%) Cisco
2 100 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 56 (6.31%) CheckPoint
4 44 (4.96%) Juniper
5 36 (4.06%) VMware
6 35 (3.95%) Oracle
7 32 (3.61%) Websense
8 22 (2.48%) Citrix
8 22 (2.48%) Qualys
9 21 (2.37%) ArcSight
9 21 (2.37%) F5
10 20 (2.25%) SAP
10 20 (2.25%) McAfee
11 19 (2.14%) Splunk
12 17 (1.92%) HP
13 16 (1.80%) Blue Coat
14 14 (1.58%) Tripwire
15 13 (1.47%) Computacenter
16 12 (1.35%) Symantec
17 11 (1.24%) Dell
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum plus generous bonus, car allowance a
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Cubic Transportation Systems Limited
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £45k - 65k per year + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
FT Select
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Plus bonus + car allowance + corpora
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
EXCELerate
Salary: £40k-£50k + Bonus, Car allowance, Health, Life, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EarthStream Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Neg + benefits Packagr
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: To £50K, Bonus, Health, Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60,000 to 80,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Directions On-line Ltd
Salary: From £42,000 to £45,000 per annum Extensive Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Coburg Banks IT
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago