Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 77 111
Rank change year-on-year -18 +34 +52
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 588 422 783
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.57% 3.56% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 3.87% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 390 348 582
10th Percentile £37,500 £28,675 £33,525
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £84,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -

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 15,419 10,895 24,264
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.60% 91.90% 91.81%
Number of salaries quoted 10,937 8,948 19,830
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,301 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 +8 290 £60,000 +14.29% 52
Berkshire +13 190 £70,000 +30.23% 28
Hampshire -54 112 £55,500 +13.85% 35
Surrey -10 93 £55,000 -8.33% 36
Oxfordshire -4 59 £55,000 +4.76% 19
Buckinghamshire -8 41 £55,000 +46.67% 5
West Sussex +7 39 £60,000 -14.29% 7
East Sussex -35 19 £70,000 +40.00% 6
Kent -33 14 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Sussex - 9 £40,000 - 1
Middlesex +9 3 £55,000 -15.38%
M4 Corridor - 1 £70,000 -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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.

1 192 (32.65%) Social Skills
2 169 (28.74%) Information Security
3 147 (25.00%) Finance
3 147 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 146 (24.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 127 (21.60%) Azure
6 115 (19.56%) CISSP
7 106 (18.03%) Degree
7 106 (18.03%) NIST
8 101 (17.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 100 (17.01%) Microsoft
10 97 (16.50%) SIEM
11 95 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
11 95 (16.16%) SC Cleared
12 80 (13.61%) Risk Management
13 74 (12.59%) CISM
13 74 (12.59%) Management Information System
14 72 (12.24%) Windows
15 71 (12.07%) Linux
16 63 (10.71%) Project Management
17 61 (10.37%) Penetration Testing
17 61 (10.37%) GDPR
18 60 (10.20%) Security Operations
19 59 (10.03%) Firewall
20 58 (9.86%) Microsoft 365
21 57 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
21 57 (9.69%) Python
22 56 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
23 54 (9.18%) ITIL
24 52 (8.84%) Legal

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 25 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (1.19%) IIS
3 7 (1.19%) nginx
4 6 (1.02%) Apache
4 6 (1.02%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.17%) Jetty
7 1 (0.17%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 127 (21.60%) Azure
2 58 (9.86%) Microsoft 365
3 47 (7.99%) AWS
4 27 (4.59%) SaaS
5 26 (4.42%) IaaS
5 26 (4.42%) PaaS
6 23 (3.91%) Power Platform
7 21 (3.57%) PowerApps
8 13 (2.21%) GCP
9 12 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (1.87%) GitHub
11 10 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
12 8 (1.36%) Azure Stack
13 7 (1.19%) Azure Logic Apps
14 5 (0.85%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.85%) Sumo Logic
15 4 (0.68%) npm
15 4 (0.68%) Yarn
16 3 (0.51%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (10.03%) Firewall
2 39 (6.63%) Network Security
3 23 (3.91%) SSH
4 22 (3.74%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.57%) VPN
6 19 (3.23%) VLAN
7 14 (2.38%) DNS
7 14 (2.38%) WAN
8 13 (2.21%) DHCP
8 13 (2.21%) Ethernet
8 13 (2.21%) Internet
9 11 (1.87%) SSL
10 10 (1.70%) HTTP
11 9 (1.53%) IP Telephony
11 9 (1.53%) LAN
12 7 (1.19%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (1.19%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (1.02%) SAN
13 6 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.04%) MySQL
2 12 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 8 (1.36%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.19%) Big Data
4 7 (1.19%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.51%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.34%) HBase
7 2 (0.34%) Power BI
7 2 (0.34%) Redis
7 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.17%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.17%) PolyBase
Development Applications
1 14 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.36%) JIRA
3 7 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.02%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 4 (0.68%) GitLab
6 3 (0.51%) Selenium
7 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.17%) WebDriver
General
1 192 (32.65%) Social Skills
2 147 (25.00%) Finance
3 57 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (8.84%) Legal
5 38 (6.46%) Telecoms
6 37 (6.29%) Public Sector
7 29 (4.93%) Police
8 27 (4.59%) Influencing Skills
9 26 (4.42%) Games
10 25 (4.25%) Law
11 21 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
12 19 (3.23%) Banking
13 18 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
14 17 (2.89%) Marketing
15 15 (2.55%) Manufacturing
16 14 (2.38%) Electronics
17 13 (2.21%) Aerospace
18 12 (2.04%) Documentation Skills
19 11 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
20 10 (1.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 95 (16.16%) Consultant
2 93 (15.82%) Analyst
3 89 (15.14%) Architect
4 66 (11.22%) Security Engineer
5 57 (9.69%) Security Analyst
6 47 (7.99%) Security Architect
6 47 (7.99%) Security Consultant
7 29 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 29 (4.93%) IT Analyst
7 29 (4.93%) Security Manager
8 27 (4.59%) Technical Consultant
9 23 (3.91%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 23 (3.91%) Information Analyst
9 23 (3.91%) Information Security Analyst
10 22 (3.74%) Developer
11 21 (3.57%) IT Manager
11 21 (3.57%) Network Engineer
12 20 (3.40%) IT Security Analyst
13 17 (2.89%) Data Architect
13 17 (2.89%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.72%) .NET
2 13 (2.21%) HTML
3 12 (2.04%) CSS
4 9 (1.53%) Laravel
4 9 (1.53%) Vue.js
5 8 (1.36%) Web Services
6 7 (1.19%) SOAP
7 6 (1.02%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (1.02%) Scrapy
7 6 (1.02%) Spring Boot
8 5 (0.85%) J2EE
8 5 (0.85%) JSON
8 5 (0.85%) SAML
9 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.68%) Kafka
9 4 (0.68%) LAMP
9 4 (0.68%) Node.js
9 4 (0.68%) Symfony
9 4 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.59%) Management Information System
2 36 (6.12%) Cyberthreat
3 33 (5.61%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (5.10%) Public Cloud
5 29 (4.93%) Smart Meter
6 21 (3.57%) Driving Licence
7 16 (2.72%) Cloud Native
7 16 (2.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 16 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 13 (2.21%) Cybercrime
8 13 (2.21%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.70%) Life Science
9 10 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.70%) Renewable Energy
10 7 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.19%) SCADA
11 6 (1.02%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.02%) User Experience
12 5 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.24%) Windows
2 71 (12.07%) Linux
3 38 (6.46%) Windows Server
4 20 (3.40%) Ubuntu
5 19 (3.23%) Debian
6 18 (3.06%) CentOS
6 18 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.55%) Unix
8 13 (2.21%) Windows 10
9 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.36%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (1.02%) Solaris
11 5 (0.85%) Android
12 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.17%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (28.74%) Information Security
2 97 (16.50%) SIEM
3 95 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (13.61%) Risk Management
5 63 (10.71%) Project Management
6 61 (10.37%) Penetration Testing
7 60 (10.20%) Security Operations
8 56 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
9 54 (9.18%) ITIL
10 52 (8.84%) Threat Intelligence
11 50 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
12 49 (8.33%) Scrum
13 48 (8.16%) Computer Science
14 47 (7.99%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 44 (7.48%) PRINCE2
16 42 (7.14%) OWASP
17 40 (6.80%) DevOps
18 39 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
19 36 (6.12%) Programme Management
19 36 (6.12%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 57 (9.69%) Python
2 48 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 43 (7.31%) JavaScript
4 42 (7.14%) Java
5 25 (4.25%) Bash Shell
6 22 (3.74%) C
7 19 (3.23%) C++
8 17 (2.89%) SQL
9 16 (2.72%) PHP
10 7 (1.19%) C#
11 5 (0.85%) Java 11
11 5 (0.85%) VBScript
12 3 (0.51%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.51%) Go
12 3 (0.51%) Ruby
13 2 (0.34%) Scala
14 1 (0.17%) Groovy
14 1 (0.17%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 147 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 115 (19.56%) CISSP
3 106 (18.03%) Degree
4 95 (16.16%) SC Cleared
5 74 (12.59%) CISM
6 35 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (5.27%) CEH
8 29 (4.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 27 (4.59%) DV Cleared
10 25 (4.25%) CISA
10 25 (4.25%) CRISC
11 14 (2.38%) CCNA
12 13 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
14 10 (1.70%) CESG Certified Professional
14 10 (1.70%) MCSE
14 10 (1.70%) PMI Certification
14 10 (1.70%) PMP
15 9 (1.53%) A+ Certification
15 9 (1.53%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (24.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 106 (18.03%) NIST
3 101 (17.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 61 (10.37%) GDPR
5 40 (6.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 34 (5.78%) PCI DSS
7 27 (4.59%) SLA
8 21 (3.57%) QA
9 20 (3.40%) NCSC
10 18 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 16 (2.72%) NIST 800
12 11 (1.87%) RMADS
13 10 (1.70%) SOC 2
14 9 (1.53%) GRC
15 8 (1.36%) COBIT
16 5 (0.85%) JSP 440
17 4 (0.68%) ISO 22301
18 3 (0.51%) IASME
18 3 (0.51%) PMO
18 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.44%) Docker
3 27 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.85%) Firmware
6 4 (0.68%) OpenSSH
6 4 (0.68%) XenApp
6 4 (0.68%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.51%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.51%) vSphere
8 2 (0.34%) HDFS
8 2 (0.34%) pfSense
8 2 (0.34%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (5.27%) Ansible
2 25 (4.25%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.36%) Puppet
3 8 (1.36%) Terraform
3 8 (1.36%) WSUS
4 6 (1.02%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.02%) HP Fortify
4 6 (1.02%) QRadar
4 6 (1.02%) WebInspect
5 5 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (0.68%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
6 4 (0.68%) Kibana
6 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.68%) SCCM
7 3 (0.51%) Nagios
7 3 (0.51%) Nessus
7 3 (0.51%) SCOM
8 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 100 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.46%) VMware
3 33 (5.61%) Cisco
4 25 (4.25%) SAP
5 20 (3.40%) Splunk
6 15 (2.55%) Citrix
6 15 (2.55%) Oracle
7 13 (2.21%) Apple
8 12 (2.04%) F5
9 11 (1.87%) ArcSight
9 11 (1.87%) Sophos
10 10 (1.70%) Adobe
11 9 (1.53%) Google
11 9 (1.53%) HP
11 9 (1.53%) Sitecore
12 7 (1.19%) LogRhythm
12 7 (1.19%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.02%) Black Duck
13 6 (1.02%) ForgeRock
13 6 (1.02%) Sonatype