Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 146 152
Rank change year-on-year +83 +6 +4
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 429 252 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.07% 2.15% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.54% 2.39% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 213 173 187
East of England median annual salary £48,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.73% +22.22% -8.16%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £30,300
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +9.09%

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 advertised in the East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,439 10,522 11,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 89.53% 89.95% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7,061 8,595 9,751
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £69,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the East of England

Information Security
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the East of England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2018. 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
Hertfordshire +83 207 £55,000 -15.38% 15
Cambridgeshire +74 139 £40,000 -3.03% 12
Suffolk +40 38 £70,000 +42.86% 2
Bedfordshire -12 35 £54,000 -16.28% 6
Essex -6 8 £70,000 +33.33% 1
Norfolk +8 2 - - 3
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 across the East of England region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 180 (41.96%) Cybersecurity
2 172 (40.09%) SIEM
3 169 (39.39%) CISSP
4 162 (37.76%) Firewall
5 130 (30.30%) Retail
6 127 (29.60%) Security Operations
7 118 (27.51%) Management Information System
8 104 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 98 (22.84%) Risk Management
9 98 (22.84%) Analytical Skills
10 97 (22.61%) Vulnerability Management
11 96 (22.38%) Cisco Certification
12 94 (21.91%) Problem-Solving
13 88 (20.51%) Microsoft
14 86 (20.05%) CISM
14 86 (20.05%) Self-Motivation
15 85 (19.81%) Degree
16 81 (18.88%) Splunk
17 78 (18.18%) Network Security
17 78 (18.18%) Finance
18 73 (17.02%) Symantec
19 71 (16.55%) Wireshark
19 71 (16.55%) Security Operations Centre
20 67 (15.62%) Cisco
21 64 (14.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 63 (14.69%) Security Architecture
22 63 (14.69%) CCNA
23 62 (14.45%) Stakeholder Management
23 62 (14.45%) Continuous Improvement
24 60 (13.99%) ITIL

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (2.80%) IIS
2 8 (1.86%) Apache
3 7 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (4.90%) SaaS
4 13 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.80%) GitHub
6 9 (2.10%) Office 365
7 8 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.17%) IaaS
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.47%) PaaS
10 1 (0.23%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 162 (37.76%) Firewall
2 78 (18.18%) Network Security
3 71 (16.55%) Wireshark
4 56 (13.05%) TCP/IP
5 46 (10.72%) LAN
6 43 (10.02%) Intrusion Detection
7 42 (9.79%) WAN
8 33 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 27 (6.29%) DNS
10 26 (6.06%) Ethernet
11 25 (5.83%) DHCP
12 24 (5.59%) HTTP
12 24 (5.59%) OSPF
13 20 (4.66%) ICMP
13 20 (4.66%) SNMP
14 17 (3.96%) VPN
15 14 (3.26%) VoIP
16 13 (3.03%) Internet
17 11 (2.56%) Wireless
18 7 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.17%) GIS
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon QuickSight
3 2 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (0.47%) Big Data
3 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.47%) HBase
3 2 (0.47%) Impala
3 2 (0.47%) MySQL
3 2 (0.47%) Parquet
3 2 (0.47%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (5.36%) JIRA
2 12 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.63%) Burp Suite
General
1 130 (30.30%) Retail
2 78 (18.18%) Finance
3 12 (2.80%) Legal
4 9 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.40%) Banking
6 3 (0.70%) Law
7 2 (0.47%) Advertising
7 2 (0.47%) Back Office
7 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 151 (35.20%) Analyst
2 70 (16.32%) Security Engineer
3 62 (14.45%) Security Analyst
4 49 (11.42%) Security Manager
5 43 (10.02%) SOC Analyst
6 39 (9.09%) Information Security Engineer
7 38 (8.86%) Information Manager
8 37 (8.62%) Information Security Manager
9 33 (7.69%) SOC Engineer
10 29 (6.76%) Network Analyst
11 25 (5.83%) Consultant
12 24 (5.59%) Architect
13 23 (5.36%) SIEM Analyst
13 23 (5.36%) SIEM Engineer
14 22 (5.13%) Security Architect
15 21 (4.90%) Network Security Analyst
16 20 (4.66%) Information Analyst
16 20 (4.66%) Team Leader
17 19 (4.43%) Information Security Analyst
18 18 (4.20%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.96%) .NET
2 8 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (1.86%) OAuth
3 6 (1.40%) ISPF
3 6 (1.40%) J2EE
4 5 (1.17%) OAuth2
4 5 (1.17%) OpenID
4 5 (1.17%) Web Services
4 5 (1.17%) XACML
5 3 (0.70%) SAML
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Avro
6 2 (0.47%) Kafka
7 1 (0.23%) DirectX
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) Middleware
7 1 (0.23%) OpenCL
7 1 (0.23%) OpenGL ES
7 1 (0.23%) REST
7 1 (0.23%) Vulkan
Miscellaneous
1 118 (27.51%) Management Information System
2 98 (22.84%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (20.05%) Self-Motivation
4 71 (16.55%) Security Operations Centre
5 58 (13.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 50 (11.66%) Cyberthreat
7 46 (10.72%) Computer Science
8 38 (8.86%) Data Centre
9 19 (4.43%) Cyber Defence
10 14 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
11 12 (2.80%) Mobile App
12 11 (2.56%) Driving Licence
13 9 (2.10%) Algorithms
13 9 (2.10%) Java Card
14 8 (1.86%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
15 7 (1.63%) iSeries
15 7 (1.63%) Replication
16 6 (1.40%) Mainframe
16 6 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.29%) Windows
2 48 (11.19%) Linux
3 25 (5.83%) Unix
4 20 (4.66%) Mac OS X
5 15 (3.50%) Windows Server
6 14 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.86%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.17%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.93%) Android
9 4 (0.93%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (41.96%) Cybersecurity
2 172 (40.09%) SIEM
3 127 (29.60%) Security Operations
4 98 (22.84%) Risk Management
5 97 (22.61%) Vulnerability Management
6 94 (21.91%) Problem-Solving
7 64 (14.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 63 (14.69%) Security Architecture
9 62 (14.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 62 (14.45%) Stakeholder Management
10 60 (13.99%) ITIL
11 58 (13.52%) Security Management
12 57 (13.29%) Analytics
12 57 (13.29%) Kalman Filter
13 54 (12.59%) Web Filtering
14 53 (12.35%) Data Loss Prevention
15 49 (11.42%) Threat Intelligence
15 49 (11.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 48 (11.19%) Event Correlation
16 48 (11.19%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.72%) Java
2 24 (5.59%) Python
3 10 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 9 (2.10%) SQL
5 8 (1.86%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.63%) C#
7 6 (1.40%) JCL
7 6 (1.40%) REXX
7 6 (1.40%) VB.NET
8 4 (0.93%) C
9 3 (0.70%) PHP
10 2 (0.47%) R
10 2 (0.47%) Ruby
11 1 (0.23%) C++
11 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 169 (39.39%) CISSP
2 96 (22.38%) Cisco Certification
3 86 (20.05%) CISM
4 85 (19.81%) Degree
5 63 (14.69%) CCNA
6 58 (13.52%) CCNP
7 57 (13.29%) SSCP
8 53 (12.35%) CEH
9 47 (10.96%) GSEC
10 46 (10.72%) GCIH
11 43 (10.02%) GCIA
12 40 (9.32%) CISA
13 38 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (8.16%) SANS
15 34 (7.93%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 33 (7.69%) ISSAP
17 31 (7.23%) Computer Science Degree
18 30 (6.99%) CCSP
19 29 (6.76%) MCSE
19 29 (6.76%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (24.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (13.29%) PCI DSS
3 55 (12.82%) GDPR
4 24 (5.59%) COBIT
5 19 (4.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (3.96%) HIPAA
6 17 (3.96%) ISO 22301
7 12 (2.80%) SLA
8 11 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.93%) QA
11 3 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.23%) GPG13
12 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 42 (9.79%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.40%) RACF
4 5 (1.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.93%) Firmware
6 2 (0.47%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.47%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.47%) HDFS
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (11.42%) RSA Security Analytics
2 40 (9.32%) Stealthwatch
3 10 (2.33%) QRadar
4 7 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (1.63%) SCCM
5 6 (1.40%) zSecure
6 5 (1.17%) SCOM
7 3 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.47%) Oozie
8 2 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 88 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 81 (18.88%) Splunk
3 73 (17.02%) Symantec
4 67 (15.62%) Cisco
5 48 (11.19%) CheckPoint
6 42 (9.79%) VMware
7 29 (6.76%) Qualys
7 29 (6.76%) Red Hat
8 24 (5.59%) LogRhythm
9 23 (5.36%) Palo Alto
9 23 (5.36%) SolarWinds
10 10 (2.33%) IBM
11 8 (1.86%) ArcSight
11 8 (1.86%) Dell
11 8 (1.86%) LogLogic
11 8 (1.86%) TIBCO
12 7 (1.63%) EMC
12 7 (1.63%) Sophos
13 6 (1.40%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.40%) TOWER Software