Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 59 68
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9 +19
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 34 50 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.02% 3.90% 3.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.33% 4.29% 3.98%
Number of salaries quoted 31 32 79
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £51,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.83% -14.58% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £44,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,750 £70,000
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +1.97%

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 785 1,166 1,481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 92.79% 90.95% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 639 1,000 1,235
Kent median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.53% - +5.46%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,500 £62,500 £61,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +2 14 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Maidstone - 6 £60,000 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +23 5 £62,500 -7.41% 1
Dartford +12 2 - - 1
Tonbridge - 1 £65,000 -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 20 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) ITIL
3 14 (41.18%) CISSP
4 13 (38.24%) SIEM
4 13 (38.24%) CISM
4 13 (38.24%) GDPR
5 12 (35.29%) Firewall
6 11 (32.35%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (29.41%) Data Security
8 9 (26.47%) SSCP
8 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
8 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (26.47%) Security Operations
8 9 (26.47%) COBIT
8 9 (26.47%) PCI DSS
9 8 (23.53%) Data Protection
9 8 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (23.53%) SLA
9 8 (23.53%) CISA
9 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
10 7 (20.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (20.59%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (17.65%) Email Filtering
11 6 (17.65%) Web Filtering
11 6 (17.65%) VMware
11 6 (17.65%) Retail
11 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (14.71%) Fintech
12 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 15 (44.12%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
1 17 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 14 (41.18%) IT Analyst
2 14 (41.18%) IT Security Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) Risk Manager
4 5 (14.71%) IT Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) IT Manager
4 5 (14.71%) IT Security Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Information Manager
5 4 (11.76%) IT Risk Manager
6 3 (8.82%) Information Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Information Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Information Risk Manager
7 2 (5.88%) IT Governance Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Technology Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 5 (14.71%) Fintech
4 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.94%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Debian
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 13 (38.24%) SIEM
3 11 (32.35%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (29.41%) Data Security
5 9 (26.47%) Security Operations
6 8 (23.53%) Data Protection
7 7 (20.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (17.65%) Email Filtering
8 6 (17.65%) Web Filtering
9 5 (14.71%) Cybersecurity
10 4 (11.76%) Change Management
11 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
11 3 (8.82%) Data Loss Prevention
11 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (8.82%) Technical Leadership
12 2 (5.88%) Compliance Audit
12 2 (5.88%) Data Encryption
12 2 (5.88%) Information Security Governance
12 2 (5.88%) ISMS
12 2 (5.88%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.88%) Perl
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) CISSP
2 13 (38.24%) CISM
3 9 (26.47%) SSCP
4 8 (23.53%) CISA
5 7 (20.59%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (11.76%) MCSA
7 4 (11.76%) MCSE
8 3 (8.82%) CCNA
8 3 (8.82%) CEH
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (5.88%) CRISC
9 2 (5.88%) Degree
10 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.94%) Linux+ Certification
10 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.94%) RHCE
10 1 (2.94%) RHCSA
10 1 (2.94%) VCAP
10 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (58.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (38.24%) GDPR
3 9 (26.47%) COBIT
3 9 (26.47%) PCI DSS
4 8 (23.53%) SLA
5 2 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) CSIRT
2 1 (2.94%) Core Impact
2 1 (2.94%) Nessus
2 1 (2.94%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.94%) OpenVAS
2 1 (2.94%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (8.82%) Splunk
4 1 (2.94%) AlienVault
4 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.94%) Aveksa
4 1 (2.94%) Bomgar
4 1 (2.94%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.94%) LogRhythm
4 1 (2.94%) Qualys
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds