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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 41 83
Rank change year-on-year -17 +42  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 18 44 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.69% 4.55% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 5.15% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 18 40 17
Median salary £45,000 £46,250 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.70% +10.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £67,750 £50,600
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 549 855 933
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 82.19% 88.51% 86.95%
Number of salaries quoted 471 746 811
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Malling +12 5 £42,500 +6.25%
Chatham +5 2 £63,750 +70.00% 1
Information Security
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 32 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (61.90%) CISSP
3 25 (59.52%) PCI DSS
4 23 (54.76%) ISMS
5 22 (52.38%) GDPR
6 21 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
7 15 (35.71%) CISM
8 11 (26.19%) Management Information System
8 11 (26.19%) COBIT
9 10 (23.81%) Security Management
10 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
10 8 (19.05%) CISA
10 8 (19.05%) Cyber Essentials
10 8 (19.05%) Performance Metrics
11 7 (16.67%) SDLC
11 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 7 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (14.29%) Finance
12 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
12 6 (14.29%) Information Security Management
12 6 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
12 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
12 6 (14.29%) Data Protection
12 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
12 6 (14.29%) IT Audit
12 6 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (11.90%) Regulatory Compliance
13 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (11.90%) OWASP
13 5 (11.90%) Project 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) LAN
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Advertising
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Analyst
2 26 (61.90%) Security Analyst
3 20 (47.62%) Information Analyst
3 20 (47.62%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) IT Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) IT Security Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Information Officer
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Junior Information Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Junior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Junior Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Security Officer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Information Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
1 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (54.76%) ISMS
2 21 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
3 10 (23.81%) Security Management
4 8 (19.05%) Performance Metrics
4 8 (19.05%) Risk Management
5 7 (16.67%) SDLC
5 7 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 6 (14.29%) Information Security Management
6 6 (14.29%) IT Audit
6 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (11.90%) OWASP
7 5 (11.90%) Project Management
7 5 (11.90%) Regulatory Compliance
8 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (7.14%) Security Operations
10 2 (4.76%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) CISSP
2 15 (35.71%) CISM
3 8 (19.05%) CISA
4 6 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
4 6 (14.29%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (76.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (59.52%) PCI DSS
3 22 (52.38%) GDPR
4 11 (26.19%) COBIT
5 8 (19.05%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (4.76%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) vSphere
1 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (4.76%) Cisco
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.38%) Citrix
2 1 (2.38%) LogRhythm
2 1 (2.38%) Splunk
2 1 (2.38%) VMware
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Chatham
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Folkestone
Saga
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Folkestone
Saga
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago