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

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 176 246
Rank change year-on-year -1 +70 +123
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 589 593 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.92% 1.87% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.14% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 447 442 396
South East median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £28,500 £34,250 £34,375
90th Percentile £83,750 £90,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 26,782 27,734 35,676
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.42% 87.48% 87.27%
Number of salaries quoted 22,067 22,717 29,937
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 January 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 January 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 -29 273 £52,500 -12.50% 43
Hampshire +23 131 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Surrey +37 125 £60,000 +9.09% 22
Berkshire -32 124 £57,500 - 25
Oxfordshire -52 80 £50,000 -16.67% 7
Buckinghamshire +60 69 £50,000 -9.09% 11
West Sussex +21 24 £60,000 +4.35% 2
Kent +9 19 £39,000 -13.33% 3
M4 Corridor 0 8 £80,000 -15.79%
East Sussex -17 2 - - 3
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 249 (42.28%) Information Security
2 154 (26.15%) Security Cleared
3 124 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
4 121 (20.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 105 (17.83%) CISSP
5 105 (17.83%) Risk Management
6 100 (16.98%) Degree
7 96 (16.30%) Windows
7 96 (16.30%) SIEM
8 91 (15.45%) Firewall
8 91 (15.45%) SC Cleared
9 87 (14.77%) Linux
10 86 (14.60%) Finance
11 83 (14.09%) Security Operations
12 82 (13.92%) Python
13 74 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
14 72 (12.22%) CISM
15 68 (11.54%) Management Information System
16 67 (11.38%) Data Protection
17 64 (10.87%) Network Security
18 62 (10.53%) Security Architecture
19 61 (10.36%) ITIL
20 57 (9.68%) Computer Science
21 56 (9.51%) PCI DSS
22 55 (9.34%) GDPR
23 51 (8.66%) C
23 51 (8.66%) Microsoft
23 51 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
24 50 (8.49%) Ethical Hacking
25 47 (7.98%) DV Cleared

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 9 (1.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (1.02%) WordPress
3 5 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (0.68%) nginx
5 3 (0.51%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.17%) TPMS
Applications
1 22 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.96%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.70%) SaaS
4 8 (1.36%) IaaS
5 4 (0.68%) Office 365
5 4 (0.68%) Serverless
6 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.51%) GitHub
7 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.17%) Route 53
8 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (15.45%) Firewall
2 64 (10.87%) Network Security
3 30 (5.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 27 (4.58%) WAN
5 23 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 22 (3.74%) Internet
6 22 (3.74%) LAN
7 15 (2.55%) DNS
7 15 (2.55%) VPN
8 7 (1.19%) DHCP
8 7 (1.19%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.19%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (1.19%) SS7
8 7 (1.19%) VoLTE
8 7 (1.19%) Wireless
9 6 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (1.02%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.85%) BGP
10 5 (0.85%) Intranet
10 5 (0.85%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.23%) NoSQL
2 9 (1.53%) Big Data
2 9 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.85%) MySQL
3 5 (0.85%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.51%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.51%) HBase
5 2 (0.34%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.34%) Impala
5 2 (0.34%) Redis
5 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.17%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.17%) GIS
6 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (1.70%) Git (software)
1 10 (1.70%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.19%) Burp Suite
2 7 (1.19%) Subversion
3 6 (1.02%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (0.51%) JMeter
4 3 (0.51%) Selenium
5 2 (0.34%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.34%) OllyDbg
5 2 (0.34%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.34%) WinDbg
5 2 (0.34%) WiX
6 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.17%) Gatling
6 1 (0.17%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.17%) PyCharm
6 1 (0.17%) TestNG
6 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 86 (14.60%) Finance
2 22 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.40%) Publishing
4 15 (2.55%) Banking
5 8 (1.36%) Marketing
6 6 (1.02%) French Language
6 6 (1.02%) Legal
6 6 (1.02%) Retail
7 5 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.34%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.34%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Games
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (18.34%) Analyst
2 76 (12.90%) Consultant
3 66 (11.21%) Security Analyst
4 58 (9.85%) Security Consultant
5 53 (9.00%) Security Engineer
5 53 (9.00%) Security Manager
6 52 (8.83%) Architect
7 47 (7.98%) Developer
8 41 (6.96%) Security Architect
9 29 (4.92%) IT Manager
10 28 (4.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 25 (4.24%) Security Specialist
12 24 (4.07%) Information Security Consultant
13 23 (3.90%) Software Developer
14 22 (3.74%) Cybersecurity Specialist
14 22 (3.74%) Security Researcher
15 21 (3.57%) Project Manager
15 21 (3.57%) SOC Analyst
16 20 (3.40%) IT Analyst
16 20 (3.40%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.06%) HTML
2 17 (2.89%) .NET
3 15 (2.55%) Web Services
4 14 (2.38%) CSS
5 11 (1.87%) CGI
6 10 (1.70%) React
7 9 (1.53%) jQuery
8 8 (1.36%) Laravel
8 8 (1.36%) Node.js
9 6 (1.02%) Ajax
9 6 (1.02%) LAMP
10 4 (0.68%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.68%) Django
10 4 (0.68%) HTML5
10 4 (0.68%) JSON
10 4 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (0.68%) Spring
11 3 (0.51%) REST
11 3 (0.51%) SQLAlchemy
11 3 (0.51%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 57 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 51 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (6.79%) Cyberattack
4 40 (6.79%) Security Operations Centre
5 35 (5.94%) Cyberthreat
5 35 (5.94%) Data Centre
6 33 (5.60%) PKI
7 20 (3.40%) Blog
8 14 (2.38%) NHS
9 13 (2.21%) Smart Meter
10 10 (1.70%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (1.19%) Cyber Defence
11 7 (1.19%) Smartphone
12 6 (1.02%) CESG
12 6 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 5 (0.85%) Cybercrime
13 5 (0.85%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.85%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 96 (16.30%) Windows
2 87 (14.77%) Linux
3 26 (4.41%) Unix
4 20 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.87%) Android
6 10 (1.70%) VxWorks
7 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.85%) Kali Linux
9 5 (0.85%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (42.28%) Information Security
2 124 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
3 105 (17.83%) Risk Management
4 96 (16.30%) SIEM
5 83 (14.09%) Security Operations
6 74 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
7 67 (11.38%) Data Protection
8 62 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 61 (10.36%) ITIL
10 50 (8.49%) Ethical Hacking
11 47 (7.98%) Malware Analysis
12 45 (7.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 43 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (6.79%) Incident Management
14 40 (6.79%) Open Source
15 38 (6.45%) PRINCE2
15 38 (6.45%) Project Management
16 37 (6.28%) Data Security
16 37 (6.28%) Enterprise Architecture
16 37 (6.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 82 (13.92%) Python
2 51 (8.66%) C
3 45 (7.64%) C++
4 44 (7.47%) C#
5 39 (6.62%) Java
6 33 (5.60%) JavaScript
7 26 (4.41%) SQL
8 25 (4.24%) PHP
8 25 (4.24%) Ruby
9 22 (3.74%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.06%) Perl
11 17 (2.89%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.85%) Scala
13 4 (0.68%) Go
13 4 (0.68%) VB
14 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.17%) VBA
15 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 154 (26.15%) Security Cleared
2 105 (17.83%) CISSP
3 100 (16.98%) Degree
4 91 (15.45%) SC Cleared
5 72 (12.22%) CISM
6 47 (7.98%) DV Cleared
7 31 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (4.41%) CEH
8 26 (4.41%) CISA
9 24 (4.07%) CREST Certified
10 17 (2.89%) APMP
10 17 (2.89%) CESG Certified Professional
10 17 (2.89%) CRISC
11 16 (2.72%) GIAC
12 15 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (1.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 10 (1.70%) OSCP
14 9 (1.53%) GCIH
14 9 (1.53%) SANS
14 9 (1.53%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (20.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (9.51%) PCI DSS
3 55 (9.34%) GDPR
4 21 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 14 (2.38%) NIST 800
7 12 (2.04%) QA
8 11 (1.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (1.70%) SSAE 16
10 7 (1.19%) PMO
10 7 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.51%) SLA
13 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.17%) COBIT
14 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.17%) IASME
14 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.19%) Docker
2 7 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.85%) vSphere
4 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.34%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.34%) HDFS
5 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) Snort
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (1.36%) Ansible
1 8 (1.36%) Kibana
1 8 (1.36%) SCCM
1 8 (1.36%) SCOM
2 7 (1.19%) Nessus
3 6 (1.02%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 6 (1.02%) logstash
3 6 (1.02%) Puppet
4 5 (0.85%) Nmap
4 5 (0.85%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (0.68%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.34%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.34%) Nagios
6 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.34%) WMI
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 51 (8.66%) Microsoft
2 35 (5.94%) Sophos
3 26 (4.41%) Cisco
4 20 (3.40%) CheckPoint
5 16 (2.72%) Palo Alto
6 14 (2.38%) F5
7 13 (2.21%) Blue Coat
8 11 (1.87%) Fortinet
9 10 (1.70%) ArcSight
9 10 (1.70%) Oracle
9 10 (1.70%) Splunk
10 8 (1.36%) Google
10 8 (1.36%) VMware
11 7 (1.19%) Darktrace
11 7 (1.19%) Proofpoint
12 5 (0.85%) FireEye
12 5 (0.85%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.68%) BMC
13 4 (0.68%) IBM
13 4 (0.68%) McAfee