Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 38 102
Rank change year-on-year -18 +64 -30
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 52 101 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.97% 5.92% 2.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.61% 6.72% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 38 99 53
Kent median annual salary £44,750 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.64% +10.00% +6.95%
10th Percentile £32,500 £37,400 £32,100
90th Percentile £69,500 £79,000 £61,125
South East median annual salary £53,750 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% +5.00%

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 1127 1504 1954
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 85.96% 88.21% 87.70%
Number of salaries quoted 954 1333 1724
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.66% -2.38%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,100 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +14 14 £37,500 -
Folkestone -1 4 - -
Tunbridge Wells -4 1 £67,500 +12.50%
Dartford -5 1 - -
West Malling -9 1 £44,500 -6.32%
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (48.08%) ITIL
2 21 (40.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (34.62%) GDPR
4 16 (30.77%) PCI DSS
4 16 (30.77%) Risk Management
5 14 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
6 12 (23.08%) COBIT
6 12 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (23.08%) Data Protection
6 12 (23.08%) Finance
6 12 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 12 (23.08%) Change Management
6 12 (23.08%) Firewall
7 11 (21.15%) Statistical Analysis
8 10 (19.23%) Fortinet
8 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
8 10 (19.23%) F5
8 10 (19.23%) Palo Alto
9 9 (17.31%) Security Operations
9 9 (17.31%) Windows
9 9 (17.31%) Project Management
10 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2
10 8 (15.38%) Business Continuity
11 7 (13.46%) Network Security
11 7 (13.46%) CISSP
11 7 (13.46%) Security Management
11 7 (13.46%) Information Security Management
11 7 (13.46%) DevOps
12 6 (11.54%) Change Control

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 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) Network Security
3 6 (11.54%) LAN
4 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (9.62%) Internet
4 5 (9.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (9.62%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) DHCP
5 1 (1.92%) DNS
5 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.92%) SAN
5 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.92%) VLAN
5 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Legal
3 3 (5.77%) Advertising
4 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Security Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) IT Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Consultant
4 7 (13.46%) IT Consultant
4 7 (13.46%) IT Security Consultant
4 7 (13.46%) Security Consultant
5 6 (11.54%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Change Manager
6 5 (9.62%) Firewall Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) Network Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) Network Security Consultant
6 5 (9.62%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Operations Team Leader
7 4 (7.69%) Team Leader
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Change Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Data Protection Act
1 12 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Unix
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) ITIL
2 16 (30.77%) Risk Management
3 14 (26.92%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (23.08%) Change Management
4 12 (23.08%) Data Protection
4 12 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (21.15%) Statistical Analysis
6 9 (17.31%) Project Management
6 9 (17.31%) Security Operations
7 8 (15.38%) Business Continuity
7 8 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 7 (13.46%) DevOps
8 7 (13.46%) Information Security Management
8 7 (13.46%) Security Management
9 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (11.54%) Change Control
9 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (9.62%) ITSM
10 5 (9.62%) Quality Management
10 5 (9.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C
1 3 (5.77%) C++
1 3 (5.77%) COBOL
1 3 (5.77%) Perl
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) CISSP
2 3 (5.77%) CEH
2 3 (5.77%) CISA
2 3 (5.77%) CISM
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) SSCP
4 1 (1.92%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (1.92%) CRISC
4 1 (1.92%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (34.62%) GDPR
3 16 (30.77%) PCI DSS
4 12 (23.08%) COBIT
5 5 (9.62%) ISO 9001
5 5 (9.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (9.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (5.77%) ISO 22301
7 1 (1.92%) BS25999
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
1 10 (19.23%) F5
1 10 (19.23%) Fortinet
1 10 (19.23%) Palo Alto
2 5 (9.62%) Blue Coat
2 5 (9.62%) Cisco
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.69%) LogRhythm
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 4 (7.69%) Splunk
4 3 (5.77%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.92%) Avaya