Period
to 17 July 2019

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 6 months to 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 61 75
Rank change year-on-year +14 +14 -31
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 46 52 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.92% 4.44% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.67% 5.03% 3.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23 43 49
Kent median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +33.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £33,300 £49,250 £37,750
90th Percentile £78,500 £64,500 £67,500
South East median annual salary £56,750 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -1.30% +9.52% -4.55%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 812 1,034 1,270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.84% 88.38% 88.44%
Number of salaries quoted 688 896 1,077
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,575 £24,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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 6 months to 17 July 2019. 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
Chatham - 24 £38,000 -
Maidstone -17 4 £55,000 -8.33%
Tunbridge Wells +4 2 - - 1
West Malling -1 2 £42,500 -29.17% 2
Dartford - 1 - -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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 Kent region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 35 (76.09%) Finance
2 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Coaching
4 16 (34.78%) SIEM
4 16 (34.78%) ITIL
5 14 (30.43%) DevOps
5 14 (30.43%) Line Management
6 13 (28.26%) CISSP
6 13 (28.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (21.74%) Windows
7 10 (21.74%) Network Security
8 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (19.57%) Security Architecture
8 9 (19.57%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (19.57%) Customer-Centricity
9 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 8 (17.39%) Workload Management
9 8 (17.39%) Service Management
9 8 (17.39%) Citrix
9 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
9 8 (17.39%) Firewall
9 8 (17.39%) Data Protection
10 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
10 7 (15.22%) VMware
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.22%) Chat Support

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.87%) Office 365
3 3 (6.52%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (6.52%) Mimecast
3 3 (6.52%) Serverless
4 1 (2.17%) IaaS
4 1 (2.17%) PaaS
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Network Security
2 8 (17.39%) Firewall
3 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) JIRA
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (6.52%) Axure RP
General
1 35 (76.09%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Desktop Support
2 8 (17.39%) Consultant
2 8 (17.39%) Information Security Consultant
2 8 (17.39%) Security Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Scrum Master
5 4 (8.70%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Designer
6 3 (6.52%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Junior Support Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Security Designer
6 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.52%) UI Designer
6 3 (6.52%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Velocity
2 3 (6.52%) CSS
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 3 (6.52%) jQuery
2 3 (6.52%) JSON
2 3 (6.52%) Sass
2 3 (6.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.52%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.17%) IVR
5 1 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Coaching
3 16 (34.78%) ITIL
3 16 (34.78%) SIEM
4 14 (30.43%) DevOps
4 14 (30.43%) Line Management
5 13 (28.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (19.57%) Customer-Centricity
6 9 (19.57%) Security Architecture
6 9 (19.57%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (17.39%) Data Protection
7 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (17.39%) Service Management
7 8 (17.39%) Workload Management
8 7 (15.22%) Chat Support
8 7 (15.22%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
8 7 (15.22%) Problem Management
8 7 (15.22%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.87%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.70%) C#
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) CISSP
2 3 (6.52%) CISM
3 2 (4.35%) CISA
3 2 (4.35%) CRISC
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (13.04%) GDPR
2 6 (13.04%) SLA
3 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (4.35%) ISO 22301
4 2 (4.35%) NIST
5 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Terraform
2 1 (2.17%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Citrix
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) VMware
3 5 (10.87%) Splunk
4 3 (6.52%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.17%) McAfee