Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Kent
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 44 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12 -17
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 45 51 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.71% 5.18% 3.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.24% 5.69% 4.27%
Number of salaries quoted 11 48 40
Kent median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £44,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +28.49% -18.64%
10th Percentile £37,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £69,000
South East median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +13.21% -3.64%

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 858 897 1,195
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 89.75% 91.07% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 728 763 1,021
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £25,675 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £61,250 £62,500
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 13 November 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 13 November 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
Tunbridge Wells +14 23 - - 2
Chatham +5 8 £27,500 -15.38%
Maidstone -8 5 £55,000 -8.33%
West Malling -3 4 £65,000 +8.33% 3
Tonbridge -1 1 £80,000 +45.45%
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 26 (57.78%) ITIL
2 26 (57.78%) Management Information System
3 25 (55.56%) Security Management
3 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 25 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 25 (55.56%) Mentoring
4 24 (53.33%) ISMS
4 24 (53.33%) SLA
4 24 (53.33%) Information Security Management
5 23 (51.11%) Legal
5 23 (51.11%) Citrix
5 23 (51.11%) Windows 7
5 23 (51.11%) Mobile Device Management
5 23 (51.11%) Ticket Management
5 23 (51.11%) Windows 10
6 10 (22.22%) Finance
7 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.56%) AWS
8 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
8 7 (15.56%) Coaching
9 6 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (13.33%) CISSP
9 6 (13.33%) Service Management
9 6 (13.33%) Azure
9 6 (13.33%) SIEM
10 5 (11.11%) Retail
10 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.11%) Line 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) AWS
2 6 (13.33%) Azure
3 2 (4.44%) GCP
3 2 (4.44%) Serverless
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) npm
4 1 (2.22%) NuGet
4 1 (2.22%) Office 365
4 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) Network Security
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
3 1 (2.22%) DKIM
3 1 (2.22%) DMARC
3 1 (2.22%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) Skype
3 1 (2.22%) SMTP
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Axure RP
1 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (4.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) Bower
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (51.11%) Legal
2 10 (22.22%) Finance
3 5 (11.11%) Retail
4 3 (6.67%) Local Government
4 3 (6.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Desktop Support
2 23 (51.11%) Deskside Support
2 23 (51.11%) Support Team Leader
2 23 (51.11%) Team Leader
3 4 (8.89%) Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Junior
4 3 (6.67%) Junior Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Junior Desktop Support
4 3 (6.67%) Junior Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Junior Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) UI Designer
4 3 (6.67%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) CSS
1 3 (6.67%) HTML
1 3 (6.67%) jQuery
1 3 (6.67%) Sass
2 2 (4.44%) JSON
2 2 (4.44%) Velocity
2 2 (4.44%) YAML
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (57.78%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Windows 10
2 23 (51.11%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) Debian
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) ITIL
2 25 (55.56%) Continuous Improvement
2 25 (55.56%) Mentoring
2 25 (55.56%) Security Management
3 24 (53.33%) Information Security Management
3 24 (53.33%) ISMS
4 23 (51.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 23 (51.11%) Ticket Management
5 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (15.56%) Coaching
7 6 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (13.33%) Service Management
7 6 (13.33%) SIEM
8 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 5 (11.11%) DevOps
8 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (11.11%) Line Management
8 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.89%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.44%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) CISSP
2 4 (8.89%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) CISM
5 1 (2.22%) CISA
5 1 (2.22%) CRISC
5 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (2.22%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) RHCE
5 1 (2.22%) RHCSA
5 1 (2.22%) VCAP
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (53.33%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) Docker
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) QRadar
2 2 (4.44%) Terraform
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) Citrix
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco
3 4 (8.89%) LogRhythm
3 4 (8.89%) McAfee
3 4 (8.89%) VMware
4 3 (6.67%) Dell
4 3 (6.67%) EMC
4 3 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (4.44%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) IronPort
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat