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

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 167 153
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 +160
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 627 583 811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.12% 2.00% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 2.25% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 480 488 562
South East median annual salary £53,750 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,350 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £83,750
England median annual salary £58,875 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.39% -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 26,533 25,941 32,870
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.53% 89.09% 89.08%
Number of salaries quoted 21,930 21,449 27,535
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,875 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 August 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 August 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 -3 286 £51,000 +2.00% 48
Berkshire +82 202 £55,000 +10.00% 32
Hampshire +35 183 £50,750 +1.50% 25
Surrey -16 113 £60,000 +4.35% 27
Buckinghamshire +37 55 £45,000 -29.69% 9
Oxfordshire -107 29 £47,500 - 7
West Sussex +14 18 £60,000 -4.00% 4
East Sussex -14 12 £82,500 +17.86% 8
Kent +11 9 £57,500 +22.34% 16
Middlesex +8 5 £55,000 +15.79%
Sussex -10 1 £75,000 +62.16%
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 153 (24.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 152 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 152 (24.24%) Information Security
3 142 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
4 135 (21.53%) Degree
5 134 (21.37%) CISSP
6 124 (19.78%) Linux
7 113 (18.02%) Python
8 98 (15.63%) CISM
9 97 (15.47%) Firewall
10 91 (14.51%) Windows
11 83 (13.24%) C
12 79 (12.60%) ITIL
13 78 (12.44%) Finance
14 77 (12.28%) SIEM
15 76 (12.12%) Java
16 69 (11.00%) SC Cleared
16 69 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
17 67 (10.69%) C#
18 66 (10.53%) JavaScript
19 63 (10.05%) Management Information System
19 63 (10.05%) SQL
20 62 (9.89%) Computer Science
20 62 (9.89%) Network Security
21 61 (9.73%) Cisco
22 60 (9.57%) C++
23 58 (9.25%) Risk Management
23 58 (9.25%) Software Engineering
24 56 (8.93%) TOGAF
24 56 (8.93%) CEH

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 23 (3.67%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.71%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (2.71%) nginx
3 13 (2.07%) WordPress
4 9 (1.44%) Confluence
5 7 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.96%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.80%) Apache
8 4 (0.64%) IIS
8 4 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.48%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.16%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.16%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (1.59%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (5.90%) Office 365
4 9 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.44%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (0.96%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.48%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.48%) SaaS
7 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.32%) GitHub
7 2 (0.32%) IaaS
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.16%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 97 (15.47%) Firewall
2 62 (9.89%) Network Security
3 21 (3.35%) DNS
4 20 (3.19%) Internet
5 18 (2.87%) WAN
6 16 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (2.23%) LAN
7 14 (2.23%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.75%) Wireless
9 10 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (1.59%) IPsec
9 10 (1.59%) PBX
10 9 (1.44%) DHCP
10 9 (1.44%) VoIP
10 9 (1.44%) VPN
11 7 (1.12%) MPLS
11 7 (1.12%) VLAN
12 6 (0.96%) BGP
12 6 (0.96%) SAN
12 6 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.47%) Big Data
2 24 (3.83%) Hadoop
3 21 (3.35%) MySQL
4 19 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (2.71%) Redis
6 16 (2.55%) HBase
7 13 (2.07%) Apache Hive
7 13 (2.07%) Impala
7 13 (2.07%) Neo4j
8 11 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (1.75%) Power BI
9 9 (1.44%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.44%) SQL Server
10 6 (0.96%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.80%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.48%) Geospatial Data
13 1 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 43 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.58%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.51%) JIRA
4 17 (2.71%) WiX
5 12 (1.91%) Selenium
6 10 (1.59%) JMeter
7 9 (1.44%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.44%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.44%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.28%) Bitbucket
8 8 (1.28%) JIRA Agile
8 8 (1.28%) Robot Framework
8 8 (1.28%) SoapUI
8 8 (1.28%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.64%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.64%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.64%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.32%) Maven
10 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 78 (12.44%) Finance
2 24 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 16 (2.55%) Retail
4 14 (2.23%) Legal
5 11 (1.75%) Marketing
6 10 (1.59%) Digital Economy
7 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.96%) Games
10 5 (0.80%) Advertising
10 5 (0.80%) Banking
11 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.48%) Electronics
13 2 (0.32%) Automotive
13 2 (0.32%) Back Office
13 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 104 (16.59%) Consultant
2 78 (12.44%) Security Consultant
3 77 (12.28%) Analyst
4 66 (10.53%) Developer
5 54 (8.61%) Security Engineer
6 53 (8.45%) Architect
7 48 (7.66%) Security Architect
8 41 (6.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 36 (5.74%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 34 (5.42%) IT Manager
11 32 (5.10%) Software Engineer
12 30 (4.78%) Security Manager
13 28 (4.47%) Security Analyst
14 27 (4.31%) Technical Consultant
15 26 (4.15%) Software Developer
16 24 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
17 23 (3.67%) Cybersecurity Architect
17 23 (3.67%) IT Engineer
18 21 (3.35%) Administrator
19 20 (3.19%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.54%) AngularJS
2 34 (5.42%) React
3 30 (4.78%) Ruby on Rails
4 25 (3.99%) CSS
4 25 (3.99%) HTML
5 24 (3.83%) Django
6 22 (3.51%) jQuery
7 21 (3.35%) Node.js
8 17 (2.71%) Celery
8 17 (2.71%) RESTful
8 17 (2.71%) SQLAlchemy
8 17 (2.71%) Twisted
8 17 (2.71%) wxWidgets
9 16 (2.55%) Web Services
10 14 (2.23%) LAMP
10 14 (2.23%) Laravel
11 12 (1.91%) Vue.js
12 11 (1.75%) Gherkin
13 10 (1.59%) HTML5
14 9 (1.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.00%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (10.05%) Management Information System
3 62 (9.89%) Computer Science
4 45 (7.18%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (3.03%) PKI
6 18 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (2.87%) Security Operations Centre
7 17 (2.71%) Cyberthreat
8 16 (2.55%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.39%) Cyberattack
10 14 (2.23%) Data Centre
11 11 (1.75%) Robotics
12 9 (1.44%) Device Driver
13 8 (1.28%) Cybercrime
13 8 (1.28%) SCADA
14 7 (1.12%) Fat Client
14 7 (1.12%) Mobile App
14 7 (1.12%) Tandem
14 7 (1.12%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 124 (19.78%) Linux
2 91 (14.51%) Windows
3 32 (5.10%) Windows Server
4 18 (2.87%) Ubuntu
5 16 (2.55%) Unix
6 12 (1.91%) Android
6 12 (1.91%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.44%) CentOS
10 5 (0.80%) Kali Linux
10 5 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.80%) VMS
11 4 (0.64%) DC/OS
11 4 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.48%) VyOS
12 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.32%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.32%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (24.24%) Information Security
2 142 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (12.60%) ITIL
4 77 (12.28%) SIEM
5 58 (9.25%) Risk Management
5 58 (9.25%) Software Engineering
6 56 (8.93%) OWASP
6 56 (8.93%) TOGAF
6 56 (8.93%) Vulnerability Management
7 53 (8.45%) Incident Management
7 53 (8.45%) Security Architecture
8 49 (7.81%) Project Management
9 48 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
10 46 (7.34%) DevOps
10 46 (7.34%) Penetration Testing
11 43 (6.86%) Security Operations
12 41 (6.54%) PRINCE2
12 41 (6.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 40 (6.38%) Service Management
14 38 (6.06%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 113 (18.02%) Python
2 83 (13.24%) C
3 76 (12.12%) Java
4 67 (10.69%) C#
5 66 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 63 (10.05%) SQL
7 60 (9.57%) C++
8 55 (8.77%) Ruby
9 31 (4.94%) PHP
10 19 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 13 (2.07%) Bash Shell
12 10 (1.59%) Perl
13 9 (1.44%) Embedded C
13 9 (1.44%) Embedded C++
13 9 (1.44%) Rust
14 5 (0.80%) Go
14 5 (0.80%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.32%) VB
15 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 152 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 135 (21.53%) Degree
3 134 (21.37%) CISSP
4 98 (15.63%) CISM
5 69 (11.00%) SC Cleared
6 56 (8.93%) CEH
7 54 (8.61%) DV Cleared
8 53 (8.45%) SANS
9 42 (6.70%) CISA
10 37 (5.90%) CESG Certified Professional
11 36 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (4.63%) CREST Certified
13 20 (3.19%) Master's Degree
14 19 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
15 14 (2.23%) CCNA
15 14 (2.23%) CCNP
16 12 (1.91%) CRISC
16 12 (1.91%) GSEC
17 11 (1.75%) OSCP
18 9 (1.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (24.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (7.50%) GDPR
3 41 (6.54%) PCI DSS
4 27 (4.31%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (3.51%) COBIT
6 20 (3.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 20 (3.19%) QA
7 19 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.28%) JSP 440
8 8 (1.28%) NIST 800
8 8 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.64%) ISO 14001
10 4 (0.64%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.64%) ISO 31000
10 4 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (0.48%) GPG13
11 3 (0.48%) PMO
11 3 (0.48%) SLA
12 2 (0.32%) IASME
System Software
1 40 (6.38%) Docker
2 29 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.47%) Active Directory
4 21 (3.35%) vSphere
5 18 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (2.55%) HDFS
7 13 (2.07%) Apache Flume
8 12 (1.91%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.96%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.80%) KVM
11 2 (0.32%) Snort
Systems Management
1 26 (4.15%) Ansible
2 22 (3.51%) Puppet
3 17 (2.71%) HAProxy
3 17 (2.71%) Nessus
4 14 (2.23%) Kibana
5 12 (1.91%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (0.64%) QRadar
8 3 (0.48%) Core Impact
8 3 (0.48%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.48%) OpenVAS
8 3 (0.48%) PowerBroker
8 3 (0.48%) RSA Security Analytics
8 3 (0.48%) SCCM
9 2 (0.32%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.32%) CASB
9 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.16%) Nmap
Vendors
1 61 (9.73%) Cisco
2 55 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 39 (6.22%) VMware
4 38 (6.06%) Juniper
5 25 (3.99%) Qualys
6 23 (3.67%) Fortinet
6 23 (3.67%) Palo Alto
7 21 (3.35%) F5
8 20 (3.19%) Atlassian
8 20 (3.19%) Rapid7
9 16 (2.55%) CheckPoint
10 14 (2.23%) Oracle
11 13 (2.07%) CyberArk
12 9 (1.44%) SAP
12 9 (1.44%) Splunk
13 8 (1.28%) Citrix
13 8 (1.28%) LogRhythm
14 7 (1.12%) Cloudera
14 7 (1.12%) McAfee
15 6 (0.96%) ArcSight