The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East / Kent
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 53 59
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 24 52 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.00% 4.58% 4.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% 5.04% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 24 45 37
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% -4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £52,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £66,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 712 1031 792
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 89.00% 90.76% 83.63%
Number of salaries quoted 584 892 705
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,780 £29,000 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Kent

Information Security
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Information Security in Kent

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in Kent over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Information Security in Kent

Information Security
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells -2 5 £60,000 +14.28%
West Malling - 5 £42,500 -
Tonbridge 0 1 £52,500 -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 36 (81.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (59.09%) CISSP
3 21 (47.73%) PCI DSS
4 20 (45.45%) CISM
5 18 (40.91%) COBIT
6 17 (38.64%) Penetration Testing
7 15 (34.09%) CISA
7 15 (34.09%) Security+ Certification
7 15 (34.09%) CompTIA Security+
7 15 (34.09%) IT Audit
8 14 (31.82%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (31.82%) Continuous Delivery
8 14 (31.82%) SDLC
8 14 (31.82%) Project Management
8 14 (31.82%) OWASP
8 14 (31.82%) ISMS
9 12 (27.27%) GDPR
10 11 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
11 9 (20.45%) Risk Assessment
12 8 (18.18%) Network Security
12 8 (18.18%) Firewall
13 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
14 6 (13.64%) Security Management
15 5 (11.36%) Finance
15 5 (11.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 5 (11.36%) SIEM
16 4 (9.09%) Data Protection
16 4 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
16 4 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
16 4 (9.09%) Information Security Management

Information Security
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
1 8 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.55%) VPN
2 2 (4.55%) Wireless
2 2 (4.55%) Wireless Security
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) VLAN
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 19 (43.18%) Security Analyst
3 13 (29.55%) Information Analyst
3 13 (29.55%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Incident Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) IT Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (4.55%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Junior Information Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Junior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Junior Security Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Information Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (34.09%) IT Audit
3 14 (31.82%) Continuous Delivery
3 14 (31.82%) ISMS
3 14 (31.82%) OWASP
3 14 (31.82%) Project Management
3 14 (31.82%) SDLC
3 14 (31.82%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
5 9 (20.45%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (13.64%) Security Management
7 5 (11.36%) SIEM
8 4 (9.09%) Data Protection
8 4 (9.09%) Information Security Management
8 4 (9.09%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.82%) Regulatory Compliance
9 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.82%) Threat Analysis
10 2 (4.55%) Secure Coding
Qualifications
1 26 (59.09%) CISSP
2 20 (45.45%) CISM
3 15 (34.09%) CISA
3 15 (34.09%) CompTIA Security+
3 15 (34.09%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 2 (4.55%) CEH
5 2 (4.55%) CREST Certified
5 2 (4.55%) OSCP
5 2 (4.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (81.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (47.73%) PCI DSS
3 18 (40.91%) COBIT
4 12 (27.27%) GDPR
5 5 (11.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (9.09%) Cyber Essentials
Vendors
1 1 (2.27%) Cisco