Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 185 189
Rank change year-on-year +21 +4 +127
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 643 542 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.03% 1.81% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 2.06% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 492 443 527
South East median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £83,625 £87,500 £82,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%

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 28,187 26,355 34,485
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.95% 87.82% 88.31%
Number of salaries quoted 23,293 21,692 29,042
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South East.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the South East

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in the South East over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 21 April 2018. 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 +2 331 £50,000 -9.09% 38
Berkshire +6 182 £55,000 +3.77% 26
Hampshire +11 162 £45,000 +5.88% 25
Buckinghamshire +40 88 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Surrey -25 76 £58,750 +6.82% 17
Oxfordshire -44 61 £52,500 +5.00% 7
West Sussex - 34 £60,000 -
Kent +8 7 £41,000 +6.49%
M4 Corridor 0 7 £80,000 +100.00%
East Sussex -7 7 £50,000 -34.21% 4
Middlesex +11 6 £51,250 -32.57% 2
Home Counties +7 1 £85,000 -19.05%
Sussex - 1 £75,000 -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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.

1 210 (32.66%) Information Security
2 134 (20.84%) Security Cleared
3 125 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 122 (18.97%) Firewall
5 118 (18.35%) CISSP
6 109 (16.95%) Linux
6 109 (16.95%) Degree
7 106 (16.49%) SIEM
8 100 (15.55%) Windows
9 98 (15.24%) SC Cleared
10 97 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
11 91 (14.15%) Python
11 91 (14.15%) Penetration Testing
12 90 (14.00%) Risk Management
13 81 (12.60%) Finance
13 81 (12.60%) CISM
14 80 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
15 72 (11.20%) Network Security
16 69 (10.73%) Management Information System
17 67 (10.42%) Security Operations
18 64 (9.95%) Incident Management
19 61 (9.49%) Computer Science
20 60 (9.33%) ITIL
20 60 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
21 59 (9.18%) Microsoft
22 57 (8.86%) C#
22 57 (8.86%) Ethical Hacking
23 56 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
24 55 (8.55%) Data Protection
25 54 (8.40%) C

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 (2.18%) MS Exchange
1 14 (2.18%) WordPress
2 13 (2.02%) nginx
3 9 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.62%) Apache
4 4 (0.62%) Apache Spark
4 4 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.47%) IIS
5 3 (0.47%) JBoss
5 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.31%) Confluence
6 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.16%) TPMS
7 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.56%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.33%) Office 365
4 9 (1.40%) SaaS
5 5 (0.78%) Serverless
6 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.62%) GitHub
7 3 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.47%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.31%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.16%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 122 (18.97%) Firewall
2 72 (11.20%) Network Security
3 35 (5.44%) Internet
4 31 (4.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (4.51%) WAN
6 26 (4.04%) TCP/IP
7 25 (3.89%) DNS
8 21 (3.27%) LAN
9 19 (2.95%) Wireless
10 15 (2.33%) DHCP
10 15 (2.33%) VPN
11 9 (1.40%) SSL
11 9 (1.40%) VoIP
12 7 (1.09%) Wireshark
13 6 (0.93%) Sourcefire
14 5 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.78%) HTTP
14 5 (0.78%) SCCP
14 5 (0.78%) VLAN
14 5 (0.78%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (3.58%) NoSQL
2 13 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (1.56%) Big Data
3 10 (1.56%) Redis
4 8 (1.24%) HBase
5 7 (1.09%) MySQL
6 6 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (0.93%) Blockchain
6 6 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.62%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.62%) Impala
8 4 (0.62%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.16%) Power BI
9 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (4.04%) Git (software)
2 14 (2.18%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.56%) WiX
4 8 (1.24%) Subversion
5 6 (0.93%) JIRA
6 5 (0.78%) Burp Suite
6 5 (0.78%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.62%) IDA Disassembler
7 4 (0.62%) Selenium
8 3 (0.47%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.31%) JMeter
9 2 (0.31%) OllyDbg
9 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.31%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.16%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.16%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.16%) TestNG
General
1 81 (12.60%) Finance
2 30 (4.67%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.80%) Publishing
4 14 (2.18%) Retail
5 11 (1.71%) Legal
6 10 (1.56%) Digital Economy
7 9 (1.40%) Advertising
7 9 (1.40%) Marketing
8 6 (0.93%) Banking
8 6 (0.93%) French Language
8 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.78%) Automotive
9 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.78%) Law
9 5 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.62%) Games
11 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 101 (15.71%) Analyst
2 96 (14.93%) Consultant
3 78 (12.13%) Security Consultant
4 64 (9.95%) Developer
5 56 (8.71%) Security Engineer
6 54 (8.40%) Security Analyst
7 48 (7.47%) Security Manager
8 36 (5.60%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 36 (5.60%) Information Security Consultant
9 33 (5.13%) Architect
10 32 (4.98%) Software Developer
11 28 (4.35%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 25 (3.89%) IT Manager
12 25 (3.89%) Junior
12 25 (3.89%) Senior Consultant
13 24 (3.73%) Administrator
13 24 (3.73%) Software Engineer
14 23 (3.58%) Security Architect
14 23 (3.58%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.27%) React
2 19 (2.95%) Laravel
3 18 (2.80%) CSS
3 18 (2.80%) HTML
4 17 (2.64%) jQuery
5 16 (2.49%) .NET
6 14 (2.18%) LAMP
7 13 (2.02%) Node.js
8 12 (1.87%) AngularJS
8 12 (1.87%) Web Services
9 11 (1.71%) Celery
9 11 (1.71%) Ruby on Rails
9 11 (1.71%) SQLAlchemy
9 11 (1.71%) Twisted
10 10 (1.56%) REST
10 10 (1.56%) wxWidgets
11 9 (1.40%) Django
12 8 (1.24%) JSON
13 7 (1.09%) Ajax
14 5 (0.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (10.73%) Management Information System
3 61 (9.49%) Computer Science
4 31 (4.82%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (3.73%) Cyberattack
6 21 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
6 21 (3.27%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.27%) Security Operations Centre
7 18 (2.80%) Blog
8 14 (2.18%) NHS
9 12 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 11 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
10 11 (1.71%) PKI
11 8 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.09%) Cybercrime
12 7 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (1.09%) Robotics
13 6 (0.93%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.93%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 109 (16.95%) Linux
2 100 (15.55%) Windows
3 27 (4.20%) Unix
4 22 (3.42%) Windows Server
5 14 (2.18%) Ubuntu
6 12 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.40%) Android
7 9 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.09%) CentOS
8 7 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.93%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.93%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.78%) DC/OS
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (0.78%) VyOS
11 4 (0.62%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.47%) VxWorks
12 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (32.66%) Information Security
2 106 (16.49%) SIEM
3 97 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 91 (14.15%) Penetration Testing
5 90 (14.00%) Risk Management
6 67 (10.42%) Security Operations
7 64 (9.95%) Incident Management
8 60 (9.33%) ITIL
8 60 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (8.86%) Ethical Hacking
10 55 (8.55%) Data Protection
11 53 (8.24%) Vulnerability Management
12 45 (7.00%) Security Architecture
13 43 (6.69%) PRINCE2
14 42 (6.53%) Project Management
14 42 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (6.38%) Software Engineering
16 39 (6.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 37 (5.75%) OWASP
18 35 (5.44%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (14.15%) Python
2 57 (8.86%) C#
3 54 (8.40%) C
4 50 (7.78%) C++
4 50 (7.78%) JavaScript
5 41 (6.38%) Ruby
6 40 (6.22%) SQL
7 37 (5.75%) Java
8 33 (5.13%) PHP
9 26 (4.04%) PowerShell
10 23 (3.58%) Bash Shell
11 18 (2.80%) Perl
12 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.31%) Scala
13 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.31%) VB
14 1 (0.16%) Go
14 1 (0.16%) VBA
14 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 134 (20.84%) Security Cleared
2 118 (18.35%) CISSP
3 109 (16.95%) Degree
4 98 (15.24%) SC Cleared
5 81 (12.60%) CISM
6 53 (8.24%) CEH
7 43 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (5.75%) SANS
9 36 (5.60%) CISA
10 31 (4.82%) DV Cleared
11 22 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (2.80%) CESG Certified Professional
13 17 (2.64%) CCNP
14 16 (2.49%) GIAC
15 15 (2.33%) CRISC
15 15 (2.33%) GSEC
16 12 (1.87%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 12 (1.87%) APMP
16 12 (1.87%) CCSP
16 12 (1.87%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (7.47%) GDPR
3 41 (6.38%) PCI DSS
4 16 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 14 (2.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.40%) COBIT
6 9 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (1.40%) QA
6 9 (1.40%) SSAE 16
7 7 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.93%) ISO 22301
8 6 (0.93%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.78%) NIST 800
9 5 (0.78%) PMO
9 5 (0.78%) SLA
10 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.47%) ISO 14001
11 3 (0.47%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 29 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.11%) Docker
3 17 (2.64%) vSphere
4 15 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.09%) HDFS
6 6 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.62%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.47%) Snort
9 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 16 (2.49%) Ansible
2 12 (1.87%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.87%) Nessus
2 12 (1.87%) SCCM
3 10 (1.56%) HAProxy
3 10 (1.56%) Kibana
4 8 (1.24%) CASB
4 8 (1.24%) IBM BigFix
4 8 (1.24%) SCOM
5 7 (1.09%) logstash
5 7 (1.09%) Puppet
6 6 (0.93%) SCOrch
6 6 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.47%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.47%) Nmap
9 2 (0.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.31%) WMI
10 1 (0.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.16%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 59 (9.18%) Microsoft
2 36 (5.60%) CheckPoint
2 36 (5.60%) Cisco
3 30 (4.67%) Sophos
4 17 (2.64%) CyberArk
5 16 (2.49%) Juniper
5 16 (2.49%) Qualys
6 15 (2.33%) Oracle
6 15 (2.33%) Palo Alto
6 15 (2.33%) VMware
7 14 (2.18%) Blue Coat
7 14 (2.18%) Fortinet
8 13 (2.02%) Rapid7
9 11 (1.71%) F5
9 11 (1.71%) Red Hat
9 11 (1.71%) Trend Micro
10 10 (1.56%) IBM
11 9 (1.40%) BMC
11 9 (1.40%) Darktrace
11 9 (1.40%) Proofpoint