Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 62 101 101
Rank change year-on-year +39 0 +47
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 858 228 771
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 4.79% 2.90% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.13% 3.15% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 457 183 608
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,375
25th Percentile £41,500 £42,500 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,000 £81,250 £85,000
England median annual salary £62,500 £62,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.40% +3.75% -

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 16,737 7,249 23,231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.50% 92.05% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 11,350 6,023 18,920
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,371 £40,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +32 406 £60,000 +14.29% 44
Berkshire +26 238 £70,000 +40.00% 27
Surrey +14 174 £56,250 -11.76% 27
Hampshire -37 159 £55,000 +10.00% 22
Buckinghamshire +22 97 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Oxfordshire +6 73 £55,000 -12.00% 10
West Sussex +12 40 £60,000 -14.29% 8
Kent -11 35 £60,000 +71.43% 11
East Sussex -39 21 £70,000 +47.37% 3
Sussex - 7 £60,000 -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 292 (34.03%) Social Skills
2 285 (33.22%) Azure
3 251 (29.25%) Microsoft
4 230 (26.81%) Information Security
5 215 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
6 202 (23.54%) Finance
7 191 (22.26%) Degree
8 184 (21.45%) Risk Management
9 177 (20.63%) Security Cleared
10 167 (19.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 156 (18.18%) SIEM
12 154 (17.95%) DevOps
13 139 (16.20%) Analytics
14 130 (15.15%) Cyber Essentials
15 129 (15.03%) AWS
16 126 (14.69%) Windows
17 117 (13.64%) CISSP
18 115 (13.40%) Python
19 111 (12.94%) NIST
20 108 (12.59%) Linux
21 107 (12.47%) Active Directory
21 107 (12.47%) Management Information System
22 106 (12.35%) SC Cleared
23 105 (12.24%) Microsoft 365
24 94 (10.96%) Software Licensing
25 93 (10.84%) CISM
26 91 (10.61%) Firewall
26 91 (10.61%) Computer Science
27 89 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
27 89 (10.37%) Public Cloud

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 24 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (2.45%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.82%) Appian
4 5 (0.58%) Apache
4 5 (0.58%) IIS
4 5 (0.58%) nginx
5 4 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.35%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (2.45%) Sentinel
2 7 (0.82%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.12%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 285 (33.22%) Azure
2 129 (15.03%) AWS
3 105 (12.24%) Microsoft 365
4 67 (7.81%) SaaS
5 62 (7.23%) Power Platform
6 50 (5.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 47 (5.48%) Serverless
8 45 (5.24%) IaaS
8 45 (5.24%) PaaS
9 31 (3.61%) Azure Data Factory
10 26 (3.03%) GCP
11 24 (2.80%) Azure Key Vault
12 22 (2.56%) Azure Sentinel
13 21 (2.45%) Azure Logic Apps
13 21 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (2.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 17 (1.98%) PowerApps
16 15 (1.75%) AWS CloudTrail
16 15 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
16 15 (1.75%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 91 (10.61%) Firewall
2 63 (7.34%) Network Security
3 29 (3.38%) TCP/IP
4 28 (3.26%) VPN
5 25 (2.91%) VLAN
6 23 (2.68%) WAN
7 22 (2.56%) SSH
8 19 (2.21%) LAN
9 18 (2.10%) DNS
9 18 (2.10%) HTTP
10 16 (1.86%) SSL
11 14 (1.63%) Ethernet
11 14 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (1.52%) IPv6
13 11 (1.28%) Wireless
14 9 (1.05%) 5G
14 9 (1.05%) Internet
14 9 (1.05%) LTE
15 8 (0.93%) DHCP
15 8 (0.93%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.20%) MongoDB
2 36 (4.20%) NoSQL
3 30 (3.50%) Power BI
4 27 (3.15%) Big Data
5 25 (2.91%) Data Lake
6 22 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.86%) HDInsight
8 16 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.17%) MySQL
11 9 (1.05%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.70%) Power Query
13 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.70%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (2.21%) Visual Studio Team System
2 16 (1.86%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.75%) JIRA
4 12 (1.40%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.70%) SoapUI
5 6 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.70%) Travis CI
6 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.47%) GitLab
7 2 (0.23%) Selenium
8 1 (0.12%) Babel
8 1 (0.12%) Storybook
8 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 292 (34.03%) Social Skills
2 202 (23.54%) Finance
3 79 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
4 58 (6.76%) Legal
5 47 (5.48%) Police
6 42 (4.90%) Telecoms
7 40 (4.66%) Law
8 38 (4.43%) Games
9 37 (4.31%) Public Sector
10 24 (2.80%) Influencing Skills
11 23 (2.68%) Banking
12 22 (2.56%) Marketing
12 22 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
13 20 (2.33%) Organisational Skills
14 19 (2.21%) Manufacturing
15 18 (2.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 17 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
16 17 (1.98%) Retail
17 14 (1.63%) Automotive
18 12 (1.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 149 (17.37%) Consultant
2 144 (16.78%) Architect
3 114 (13.29%) Analyst
4 110 (12.82%) Security Engineer
5 66 (7.69%) Security Analyst
6 59 (6.88%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 58 (6.76%) Security Consultant
8 46 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
9 44 (5.13%) Security Architect
10 43 (5.01%) Cloud Consultant
11 42 (4.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 36 (4.20%) Developer
13 34 (3.96%) IT Manager
13 34 (3.96%) Security Specialist
14 33 (3.85%) IT Analyst
15 32 (3.73%) Data Architect
16 27 (3.15%) Information Analyst
16 27 (3.15%) Information Security Analyst
17 25 (2.91%) Azure Architect
17 25 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.33%) Web Services
2 18 (2.10%) .NET
2 18 (2.10%) JSON
2 18 (2.10%) XML
3 14 (1.63%) Scrapy
4 12 (1.40%) ARM Templates
4 12 (1.40%) HTML
5 10 (1.17%) CSS
6 9 (1.05%) AngularJS
6 9 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
6 9 (1.05%) Laravel
6 9 (1.05%) Vue.js
7 8 (0.93%) .NET Core
8 7 (0.82%) SOAP
9 6 (0.70%) Node.js
9 6 (0.70%) SignalR
9 6 (0.70%) Swagger
9 6 (0.70%) Symfony
9 6 (0.70%) WebSockets
10 5 (0.58%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 107 (12.47%) Management Information System
2 89 (10.37%) Public Cloud
3 64 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (7.34%) Cyberthreat
5 55 (6.41%) Data Centre
6 47 (5.48%) Smart Meter
7 27 (3.15%) Driving Licence
8 18 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.86%) Security Operations Centre
10 15 (1.75%) Robotics
11 13 (1.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 13 (1.52%) SCADA
12 12 (1.40%) Cloud Native
12 12 (1.40%) Cybercrime
13 10 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.17%) Life Science
13 10 (1.17%) Renewable Energy
13 10 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 126 (14.69%) Windows
2 108 (12.59%) Linux
3 42 (4.90%) Windows Server
4 21 (2.45%) Ubuntu
5 20 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.21%) CentOS
6 19 (2.21%) Debian
6 19 (2.21%) Unix
7 16 (1.86%) Mac OS
8 11 (1.28%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.82%) VMS
10 6 (0.70%) Solaris
11 5 (0.58%) Android
12 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.23%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.12%) AIX
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
14 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (26.81%) Information Security
2 215 (25.06%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (21.45%) Risk Management
4 156 (18.18%) SIEM
5 154 (17.95%) DevOps
6 139 (16.20%) Analytics
7 94 (10.96%) Software Licensing
8 91 (10.61%) Computer Science
9 87 (10.14%) Vulnerability Management
10 85 (9.91%) Presales
10 85 (9.91%) Security Testing
11 82 (9.56%) ITIL
11 82 (9.56%) Project Management
12 81 (9.44%) Penetration Testing
13 75 (8.74%) Problem-Solving
14 67 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 66 (7.69%) Mentoring
16 64 (7.46%) Time Management
17 61 (7.11%) Scrum
18 57 (6.64%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 115 (13.40%) Python
2 69 (8.04%) PowerShell
3 66 (7.69%) SQL
4 62 (7.23%) JavaScript
5 51 (5.94%) C#
6 47 (5.48%) Java
7 23 (2.68%) Bash Shell
8 22 (2.56%) C++
9 21 (2.45%) C
9 21 (2.45%) Ruby
10 19 (2.21%) Perl
11 17 (1.98%) PHP
12 15 (1.75%) VB
13 8 (0.93%) Apex Code
13 8 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 6 (0.70%) Go
15 3 (0.35%) Java 11
15 3 (0.35%) Rust
16 2 (0.23%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 191 (22.26%) Degree
2 177 (20.63%) Security Cleared
3 117 (13.64%) CISSP
4 106 (12.35%) SC Cleared
5 93 (10.84%) CISM
6 89 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (5.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 39 (4.55%) CISA
9 35 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (3.38%) CEH
11 28 (3.26%) CRISC
12 25 (2.91%) MCSE
13 24 (2.80%) SANS
14 20 (2.33%) DV Cleared
14 20 (2.33%) GCIH
15 16 (1.86%) CCNA
15 16 (1.86%) GCFA
15 16 (1.86%) GCIA
16 15 (1.75%) GCFE
16 15 (1.75%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (19.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 130 (15.15%) Cyber Essentials
3 111 (12.94%) NIST
4 86 (10.02%) GDPR
5 57 (6.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 33 (3.85%) PCI DSS
7 31 (3.61%) SLA
8 27 (3.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 16 (1.86%) COBIT
9 16 (1.86%) GRC
10 14 (1.63%) QA
11 12 (1.40%) SOC 2
12 11 (1.28%) NIST 800
12 11 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 9 (1.05%) ITGC
13 9 (1.05%) NCSC
13 9 (1.05%) RMADS
14 7 (0.82%) IASME
15 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
15 5 (0.58%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 107 (12.47%) Active Directory
2 86 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (6.41%) Docker
4 22 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.70%) XenApp
5 6 (0.70%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.47%) OpenSSH
6 4 (0.47%) Snort
7 3 (0.35%) Firmware
8 2 (0.23%) HDFS
9 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.12%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.12%) pfSense
9 1 (0.12%) RACF
9 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 40 (4.66%) Kubernetes
2 30 (3.50%) Ansible
3 24 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (2.68%) Single Sign-On
5 20 (2.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 13 (1.52%) CSIRT
7 11 (1.28%) QRadar
8 9 (1.05%) Terraform
9 8 (0.93%) Nessus
9 8 (0.93%) WSUS
10 6 (0.70%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.70%) HP Fortify
10 6 (0.70%) WebInspect
11 4 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
11 4 (0.47%) Kibana
11 4 (0.47%) logstash
11 4 (0.47%) SCCM
12 3 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.35%) Nmap
12 3 (0.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 251 (29.25%) Microsoft
2 87 (10.14%) VMware
3 61 (7.11%) Apple
4 54 (6.29%) Adobe
5 50 (5.83%) Citrix
6 32 (3.73%) SAP
7 28 (3.26%) Cisco
8 27 (3.15%) Google
8 27 (3.15%) Splunk
9 26 (3.03%) Databricks
10 25 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (2.21%) Oracle
12 16 (1.86%) Palantir
13 15 (1.75%) F5
13 15 (1.75%) MuleSoft
13 15 (1.75%) Palo Alto
14 12 (1.40%) LogRhythm
15 11 (1.28%) ArcSight
15 11 (1.28%) Aruba
16 10 (1.17%) Meraki