Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > East of England
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 91 145
Rank change year-on-year +12 +54 +40
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 213 304 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.58% 3.35% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 3.72% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 137 136 190
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +18.92%
10th Percentile £32,000 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,700 £78,250 £82,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 5,431 8,166 11,491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.15% 89.91% 91.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3,865 6,192 9,324
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -4.04% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020. 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
Bedfordshire +29 72 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Hertfordshire +7 63 £60,000 -9.43% 21
Cambridgeshire -26 43 £70,000 +94.44% 6
Suffolk 0 19 £32,500 -38.10% 1
Essex +19 16 £50,000 -16.67% 5
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 82 (38.50%) Management Information System
2 70 (32.86%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (32.39%) Vulnerability Management
4 64 (30.05%) Firewall
5 62 (29.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 58 (27.23%) Windows
7 56 (26.29%) Azure
8 54 (25.35%) AWS
8 54 (25.35%) Office 365
9 51 (23.94%) Security Management
10 48 (22.54%) CISSP
10 48 (22.54%) Security Operations
11 46 (21.60%) Information Security Management
12 44 (20.66%) SIEM
13 43 (20.19%) Microsoft
14 39 (18.31%) Active Directory
14 39 (18.31%) ISMS
15 38 (17.84%) Risk Management
16 37 (17.37%) Finance
17 36 (16.90%) Degree
18 35 (16.43%) Cyber Essentials
19 34 (15.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 33 (15.49%) PCI DSS
21 32 (15.02%) ITIL
22 27 (12.68%) Linux
23 25 (11.74%) CISM
24 24 (11.27%) COBIT
24 24 (11.27%) Windows Server
25 22 (10.33%) Computer Science
26 21 (9.86%) Python

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 14 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 14 (6.57%) IIS
1 14 (6.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.47%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Relativity
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 56 (26.29%) Azure
2 54 (25.35%) AWS
2 54 (25.35%) Office 365
3 9 (4.23%) Power Platform
4 7 (3.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (2.35%) GCP
5 5 (2.35%) IaaS
5 5 (2.35%) PaaS
5 5 (2.35%) SaaS
6 4 (1.88%) G Suite
6 4 (1.88%) GitHub
7 3 (1.41%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 64 (30.05%) Firewall
2 13 (6.10%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (4.69%) DNS
4 5 (2.35%) 2.5G
4 5 (2.35%) 2G
4 5 (2.35%) 3G
4 5 (2.35%) 4G
4 5 (2.35%) 5G
4 5 (2.35%) Wireshark
5 4 (1.88%) LAN
5 4 (1.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.88%) WAN
6 3 (1.41%) DHCP
6 3 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.94%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.94%) HTTP
7 2 (0.94%) ICMP
7 2 (0.94%) Network Security
7 2 (0.94%) SNMP
7 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.63%) Big Data
3 9 (4.23%) Power BI
3 9 (4.23%) RDBMS
3 9 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.82%) Text Mining
5 5 (2.35%) EDRMS
6 3 (1.41%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.47%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.47%) MySQL
8 1 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.35%) JIRA
1 5 (2.35%) TeamCity
1 5 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.88%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (17.37%) Finance
2 19 (8.92%) Legal
3 18 (8.45%) Law
4 7 (3.29%) Retail
5 6 (2.82%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.88%) Games
6 4 (1.88%) Marketing
7 3 (1.41%) Military
8 2 (0.94%) Back Office
8 2 (0.94%) Local Government
8 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Electronics
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (23.47%) Analyst
2 49 (23.00%) Security Analyst
3 37 (17.37%) Security Engineer
4 34 (15.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (11.27%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 21 (9.86%) Information Analyst
6 21 (9.86%) Information Security Analyst
6 21 (9.86%) Security Manager
7 18 (8.45%) Information Manager
7 18 (8.45%) Information Security Manager
8 15 (7.04%) Consultant
9 11 (5.16%) Architect
10 10 (4.69%) Platform Engineer
11 9 (4.23%) DBA
11 9 (4.23%) Developer
11 9 (4.23%) Security Officer
12 7 (3.29%) Information Security Officer
12 7 (3.29%) IT Security Analyst
12 7 (3.29%) Security Architect
12 7 (3.29%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.98%) .NET
2 7 (3.29%) ASP.NET
2 7 (3.29%) SAML
3 4 (1.88%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.94%) .NET Core
4 2 (0.94%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.94%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.94%) CSS
4 2 (0.94%) CSS3
4 2 (0.94%) HTML
4 2 (0.94%) HTML5
4 2 (0.94%) JSON
4 2 (0.94%) Node.js
4 2 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.94%) XML
4 2 (0.94%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.47%) J2EE
5 1 (0.47%) OAuth
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 82 (38.50%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.16%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (4.23%) Replication
5 8 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (2.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 5 (2.35%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.88%) Learning Management System
7 4 (1.88%) Online Games
7 4 (1.88%) Social Media
8 3 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (1.41%) Reinsurance
9 2 (0.94%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.94%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.94%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) Handset
10 1 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.23%) Windows
2 27 (12.68%) Linux
3 24 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 14 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (6.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (4.69%) Mac OS
6 7 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.82%) Unix
8 3 (1.41%) CentOS
9 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (32.86%) Cybersecurity
2 69 (32.39%) Vulnerability Management
3 51 (23.94%) Security Management
4 48 (22.54%) Security Operations
5 46 (21.60%) Information Security Management
6 44 (20.66%) SIEM
7 39 (18.31%) ISMS
8 38 (17.84%) Risk Management
9 34 (15.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 32 (15.02%) ITIL
11 22 (10.33%) Computer Science
12 20 (9.39%) DevOps
12 20 (9.39%) Threat Intelligence
13 19 (8.92%) IT Strategy
13 19 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (8.92%) Security Architecture
14 18 (8.45%) Kalman Filter
14 18 (8.45%) Web Filtering
15 17 (7.98%) Configuration Management
15 17 (7.98%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.86%) Python
2 14 (6.57%) SQL
3 13 (6.10%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.63%) C
5 11 (5.16%) C#
6 9 (4.23%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.88%) Java
8 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.94%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 48 (22.54%) CISSP
2 36 (16.90%) Degree
3 25 (11.74%) CISM
4 17 (7.98%) GCIH
5 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
6 15 (7.04%) CISA
7 14 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (6.57%) IISP
8 12 (5.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 12 (5.63%) CSSLP
8 12 (5.63%) GCIA
8 12 (5.63%) ISSAP
8 12 (5.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 11 (5.16%) CCSP
9 11 (5.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (5.16%) SC Cleared
10 9 (4.23%) HND
11 7 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (2.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (29.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (16.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 33 (15.49%) PCI DSS
4 24 (11.27%) COBIT
5 15 (7.04%) GDPR
6 9 (4.23%) NIST
7 8 (3.76%) HIPAA
8 5 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (1.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.88%) PMO
10 3 (1.41%) NCSC
11 2 (0.94%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.47%) IASME
12 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.47%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 39 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.57%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (2.82%) Docker
3 6 (2.82%) Snort
4 3 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (7.98%) Ansible
2 15 (7.04%) Kubernetes
3 14 (6.57%) Nessus
3 14 (6.57%) SCCM
3 14 (6.57%) SCOrch
4 10 (4.69%) EnCase
5 7 (3.29%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.35%) FTK
6 5 (2.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.35%) Puppet
6 5 (2.35%) Terraform
7 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.47%) Suricata
Vendors
1 43 (20.19%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.98%) Qualys
3 14 (6.57%) Palo Alto
4 10 (4.69%) Oracle
5 9 (4.23%) Forcepoint
5 9 (4.23%) RedGate
6 6 (2.82%) Cisco
6 6 (2.82%) Google
6 6 (2.82%) VMware
7 5 (2.35%) FireEye
7 5 (2.35%) NetWitness
7 5 (2.35%) Nuix
8 4 (1.88%) SAP
9 3 (1.41%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.94%) Aruba
10 2 (0.94%) Splunk
11 1 (0.47%) F5
11 1 (0.47%) Rackspace