Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Kent
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 50 71
Rank change year-on-year +9 +21 +13
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 32 40 44
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Kent 4.87% 4.44% 3.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.39% 4.87% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 19 29 30
Median annual salary £45,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.00% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £28,050 £32,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,500 £74,000 £65,000
South East median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - -

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 594 821 1,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 90.41% 91.12% 89.53%
Number of salaries quoted 478 675 960
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
South East median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in Kent

Information Security
Salary Trend in Kent

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security in Kent.

Salary trend for Information Security in Kent

Information Security
Salary Histogram in Kent

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in Kent over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 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
Tunbridge Wells +15 10 - -
Maidstone +18 8 £45,500 -27.20%
Chatham +2 5 £30,000 -20.00% 1
West Malling +11 1 £75,000 +76.47%
Tonbridge - 1 £75,000 -
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 8 April 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 Kent region with a requirement for Information Security.

1 21 (65.63%) Management Information System
2 19 (59.38%) Windows
3 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 14 (43.75%) Firewall
4 13 (40.63%) ITIL
5 12 (37.50%) SLA
5 12 (37.50%) Security Management
5 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 12 (37.50%) Windows 10
6 11 (34.38%) ISMS
6 11 (34.38%) Information Security Management
7 10 (31.25%) Legal
7 10 (31.25%) Citrix
7 10 (31.25%) Ticket Management
7 10 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (31.25%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (31.25%) Mentoring
8 8 (25.00%) RHCSA
8 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (25.00%) VCAP
8 8 (25.00%) Capacity Management
8 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (25.00%) RHCE
8 8 (25.00%) DNS
8 8 (25.00%) Linux
8 8 (25.00%) MCSE
8 8 (25.00%) MCSA

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 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) Firewall
2 8 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (18.75%) Gigabit Ethernet
4 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.25%) Skype
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
General
1 10 (31.25%) Legal
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Deskside Support
1 10 (31.25%) Desktop Support
1 10 (31.25%) Support Team Leader
1 10 (31.25%) Team Leader
2 7 (21.88%) Administrator
2 7 (21.88%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (15.63%) Security Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Information Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Server Support
4 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.38%) IT Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Server Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (65.63%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 10
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (18.75%) Debian
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) Security Management
3 11 (34.38%) Information Security Management
3 11 (34.38%) ISMS
4 10 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 10 (31.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 10 (31.25%) Ticket Management
5 8 (25.00%) Capacity Management
5 8 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 8 (25.00%) Workflow
6 7 (21.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (18.75%) Network Design
7 6 (18.75%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (15.63%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (12.50%) SIEM
10 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
10 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) LFCE
1 8 (25.00%) LFCS
1 8 (25.00%) Linux+ Certification
1 8 (25.00%) MCSA
1 8 (25.00%) MCSE
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (25.00%) RHCE
1 8 (25.00%) RHCSA
1 8 (25.00%) VCAP
2 6 (18.75%) CISM
2 6 (18.75%) CISSP
2 6 (18.75%) Degree
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.25%) CISA
4 2 (6.25%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) SLA
2 5 (15.63%) NIST
3 4 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (6.25%) GDPR
4 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Citrix
2 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft