Period
to 1 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 1 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 116 172
Rank change year-on-year +41 +56 +16
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 771 716 628
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.60% 2.70% 2.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 2.94% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 688 552 506
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £84,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £57,500

Cybersecurity 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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 19,369 24,335 28,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.53% 91.74% 90.34%
Number of salaries quoted 15,616 19,894 23,470
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the South East

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South East.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the South East

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South East over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the South East

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the South East region over the 6 months to 1 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
Thames Valley +51 370 £60,000 +4.35% 39
Berkshire +25 197 £65,000 +8.33% 21
Surrey +59 149 £62,500 -3.85% 5
Hampshire -32 140 £52,500 +10.53% 18
Oxfordshire +54 113 £57,500 +4.55% 10
Buckinghamshire +44 59 £50,000 -13.04% 8
East Sussex +41 47 £50,000 -28.57% 5
West Sussex +42 37 £65,000 +8.33% 4
Kent +37 37 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Middlesex +7 7 £60,000 +8.11%
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity 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 South East region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 215 (27.89%) Information Security
2 182 (23.61%) Firewall
2 182 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 178 (23.09%) Security Cleared
4 174 (22.57%) CISSP
5 139 (18.03%) SIEM
6 134 (17.38%) Linux
7 130 (16.86%) Windows
8 123 (15.95%) CISM
9 122 (15.82%) Degree
10 114 (14.79%) Finance
11 112 (14.53%) Penetration Testing
12 110 (14.27%) Risk Management
13 106 (13.75%) Security Architecture
14 104 (13.49%) SC Cleared
15 103 (13.36%) Azure
15 103 (13.36%) Security Operations
16 86 (11.15%) NIST
17 85 (11.02%) Network Security
17 85 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
18 82 (10.64%) Python
19 78 (10.12%) Microsoft
20 74 (9.60%) ITIL
21 73 (9.47%) Threat Intelligence
21 73 (9.47%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 71 (9.21%) VMware
23 69 (8.95%) AWS
24 66 (8.56%) Java
25 65 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
26 63 (8.17%) Management Information System

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.30%) Apache Spark
2 10 (1.30%) Confluence
2 10 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (1.17%) IIS
4 8 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.39%) Apache
6 2 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.26%) IBM Domino
6 2 (0.26%) IPython
7 1 (0.13%) CMS
7 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.13%) nginx
7 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.78%) Camtasia
4 6 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.52%) assyst
1 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.52%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.13%) Primavera
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 103 (13.36%) Azure
2 69 (8.95%) AWS
3 41 (5.32%) Office 365
4 39 (5.06%) SaaS
5 26 (3.37%) IaaS
6 24 (3.11%) PaaS
7 18 (2.33%) GCP
7 18 (2.33%) vREST
8 14 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 6 (0.78%) GitHub
10 6 (0.78%) Power Platform
10 6 (0.78%) Slack
11 5 (0.65%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.26%) Serverless
12 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.13%) Apigee
13 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 182 (23.61%) Firewall
2 85 (11.02%) Network Security
3 60 (7.78%) TCP/IP
4 45 (5.84%) BGP
5 43 (5.58%) DNS
5 43 (5.58%) Internet
6 39 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 34 (4.41%) OSPF
8 28 (3.63%) WAN
9 27 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (3.37%) VPN
11 24 (3.11%) LAN
12 16 (2.08%) Wireless
13 15 (1.95%) DHCP
13 15 (1.95%) Wireshark
14 14 (1.82%) LTE
14 14 (1.82%) SAN
15 9 (1.17%) Broadband
15 9 (1.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.93%) Big Data
2 13 (1.69%) Hadoop
3 11 (1.43%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.30%) MySQL
4 10 (1.30%) SQL Server
5 6 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (0.78%) Power BI
5 6 (0.78%) RDBMS
6 5 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.65%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.39%) Maltego
7 3 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.39%) SAP HANA
8 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.26%) Presto
8 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.13%) Amazon QuickSight
9 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (3.24%) JIRA
2 12 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.91%) Bitbucket
3 7 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.65%) IDA Disassembler
5 5 (0.65%) Selenium
6 4 (0.52%) EasyMock
6 4 (0.52%) Gradle
6 4 (0.52%) JUnit
7 3 (0.39%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.39%) Burp Suite
7 3 (0.39%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.26%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.26%) Postman
8 2 (0.26%) Xcode
9 1 (0.13%) MagicDraw
9 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 114 (14.79%) Finance
2 45 (5.84%) Public Sector
3 31 (4.02%) Legal
4 28 (3.63%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.46%) Retail
6 12 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.17%) Marketing
8 8 (1.04%) Games
9 5 (0.65%) Local Government
10 4 (0.52%) French Language
10 4 (0.52%) German Language
10 4 (0.52%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.39%) Norwegian Language
12 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 129 (16.73%) Analyst
2 100 (12.97%) Architect
2 100 (12.97%) Security Analyst
3 83 (10.77%) Consultant
4 78 (10.12%) Security Architect
5 68 (8.82%) Security Consultant
6 52 (6.74%) Security Engineer
7 50 (6.49%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 48 (6.23%) Security Manager
9 47 (6.10%) Developer
10 41 (5.32%) Network Engineer
11 40 (5.19%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 30 (3.89%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 29 (3.76%) IT Manager
14 26 (3.37%) Security Specialist
15 24 (3.11%) Information Analyst
15 24 (3.11%) Information Security Analyst
16 23 (2.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (2.72%) Cybersecurity Engineer
18 20 (2.59%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.33%) .NET
2 14 (1.82%) HTML
3 11 (1.43%) jQuery
4 10 (1.30%) Middleware
4 10 (1.30%) ModSecurity
4 10 (1.30%) OAuth
4 10 (1.30%) OAuth2
4 10 (1.30%) XACML
5 9 (1.17%) CSS
5 9 (1.17%) HTML5
5 9 (1.17%) Regular Expression
6 6 (0.78%) Ajax
6 6 (0.78%) XML
7 5 (0.65%) AngularJS
7 5 (0.65%) Hibernate
7 5 (0.65%) REST
7 5 (0.65%) Spring
8 4 (0.52%) Laravel
8 4 (0.52%) Node.js
8 4 (0.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (8.17%) Management Information System
3 58 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (5.19%) PKI
5 35 (4.54%) Cyberthreat
6 32 (4.15%) Security Operations Centre
7 26 (3.37%) Cyberattack
8 24 (3.11%) DataPower
8 24 (3.11%) Driving Licence
9 22 (2.85%) Cyber Defence
9 22 (2.85%) Data Protection Act
10 21 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
11 19 (2.46%) Data Centre
12 16 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 14 (1.82%) Private Cloud
14 12 (1.56%) Mobile App
15 11 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.43%) NHS
15 11 (1.43%) Public Cloud
16 9 (1.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 134 (17.38%) Linux
2 130 (16.86%) Windows
3 36 (4.67%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.20%) Android
4 17 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.08%) Unix
6 8 (1.04%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.78%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 4 (0.52%) Solaris
10 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.39%) CentOS
11 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.26%) Debian
12 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.26%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (27.89%) Information Security
2 139 (18.03%) SIEM
3 112 (14.53%) Penetration Testing
4 110 (14.27%) Risk Management
5 106 (13.75%) Security Architecture
6 103 (13.36%) Security Operations
7 85 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (9.60%) ITIL
9 73 (9.47%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 73 (9.47%) Threat Intelligence
10 63 (8.17%) TOGAF
11 61 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (7.91%) Vulnerability Management
12 56 (7.26%) Information Assurance
13 53 (6.87%) Analytics
14 52 (6.74%) Project Management
15 51 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 50 (6.49%) OWASP
16 50 (6.49%) Security Testing
17 47 (6.10%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 82 (10.64%) Python
2 66 (8.56%) Java
3 58 (7.52%) C
4 56 (7.26%) SQL
5 44 (5.71%) JavaScript
6 32 (4.15%) C++
7 25 (3.24%) PHP
8 24 (3.11%) PowerShell
9 23 (2.98%) C#
10 21 (2.72%) Perl
11 13 (1.69%) Java 8
12 11 (1.43%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.91%) Ruby
13 7 (0.91%) VBA
14 6 (0.78%) Embedded C
15 3 (0.39%) R
15 3 (0.39%) Scala
15 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.26%) Ladder Logic
16 2 (0.26%) PyPy
Qualifications
1 178 (23.09%) Security Cleared
2 174 (22.57%) CISSP
3 123 (15.95%) CISM
4 122 (15.82%) Degree
5 104 (13.49%) SC Cleared
6 61 (7.91%) CISA
7 59 (7.65%) CEH
8 55 (7.13%) Cisco Certification
9 45 (5.84%) DV Cleared
10 42 (5.45%) CRISC
11 29 (3.76%) CESG Certified Professional
12 26 (3.37%) CREST Certified
13 23 (2.98%) SANS
14 21 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (2.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 20 (2.59%) GIAC
16 19 (2.46%) CHECK Team Member
16 19 (2.46%) OSCP
16 19 (2.46%) Tigerscheme
17 18 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (23.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (11.15%) NIST
3 50 (6.49%) GDPR
4 48 (6.23%) PCI DSS
5 41 (5.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 31 (4.02%) RMADS
7 29 (3.76%) JSP 440
8 27 (3.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 24 (3.11%) NCSC
9 24 (3.11%) SLA
10 23 (2.98%) QA
11 22 (2.85%) NIST 800
12 15 (1.95%) COBIT
13 11 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 10 (1.30%) ISO 22301
14 10 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 9 (1.17%) COSO
16 8 (1.04%) ISO 9001
16 8 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 6 (0.78%) MISRA
System Software
1 42 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.08%) Docker
4 13 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.78%) Firmware
7 5 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.26%) vSphere
8 2 (0.26%) XenApp
9 1 (0.13%) KVM
9 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (4.28%) Ansible
2 19 (2.46%) QRadar
3 15 (1.95%) Terraform
4 12 (1.56%) Puppet
5 11 (1.43%) Nessus
6 10 (1.30%) Nmap
7 9 (1.17%) HP Fortify
7 9 (1.17%) WebInspect
8 8 (1.04%) FortiGate
9 6 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.52%) Amdocs OSS
10 4 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
10 4 (0.52%) Icinga
10 4 (0.52%) Kibana
10 4 (0.52%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.52%) logstash
10 4 (0.52%) Observium
11 3 (0.39%) OpenVAS
11 3 (0.39%) SCCM
11 3 (0.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (10.12%) Microsoft
2 71 (9.21%) VMware
3 53 (6.87%) Cisco
4 31 (4.02%) IBM
5 30 (3.89%) Palo Alto
6 29 (3.76%) SolarWinds
7 25 (3.24%) Meraki
8 24 (3.11%) Aruba
9 19 (2.46%) Red Hat
10 18 (2.33%) Juniper
10 18 (2.33%) LogRhythm
11 16 (2.08%) Google
11 16 (2.08%) Qualys
12 11 (1.43%) HP
12 11 (1.43%) Oracle
13 10 (1.30%) F5
13 10 (1.30%) Splunk
14 9 (1.17%) Black Duck
14 9 (1.17%) Micro Focus
14 9 (1.17%) Sonatype