Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 80 75 113
Rank change year-on-year -5 +38 +52
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 477 681 723
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.63% 3.71% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 4.07% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 322 569 506
10th Percentile £35,425 £31,250 £31,250
25th Percentile £40,563 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £70,938
90th Percentile £82,375 £79,000 £84,250
England median annual salary £62,500 £58,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.76% +0.87% -

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 12,072 16,744 24,075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.91% 91.12% 91.84%
Number of salaries quoted 9,267 13,612 19,668
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,853 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 7 May 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 7 May 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 -27 165 £60,000 - 37
Hampshire +20 123 £58,497 +11.42% 25
Berkshire -40 74 £63,750 -1.92% 20
Surrey -25 71 £48,500 -19.83% 25
Oxfordshire -15 48 £50,366 -16.06% 7
Buckinghamshire +28 43 £55,000 +46.67% 10
West Sussex +31 40 £42,500 -39.29% 1
Kent +9 34 £45,000 -14.29% 7
East Sussex -10 16 £70,000 +40.00% 4
Sussex - 8 £40,000 -
Middlesex -1 7 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Isle of Wight - 4 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £70,000 -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 127 (26.62%) Social Skills
2 113 (23.69%) Information Security
3 103 (21.59%) Azure
4 99 (20.75%) Finance
5 96 (20.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 87 (18.24%) CISSP
7 84 (17.61%) Microsoft
8 74 (15.51%) NIST
9 67 (14.05%) Security Cleared
10 62 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
11 61 (12.79%) Risk Management
12 56 (11.74%) SIEM
13 55 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
14 54 (11.32%) SC Cleared
14 54 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
15 52 (10.90%) Windows
15 52 (10.90%) Security Operations
16 48 (10.06%) GDPR
17 46 (9.64%) ITIL
17 46 (9.64%) CISM
17 46 (9.64%) Driving Licence
18 45 (9.43%) Python
19 44 (9.22%) Degree
20 42 (8.81%) Firewall
21 39 (8.18%) Linux
22 38 (7.97%) Active Directory
22 38 (7.97%) Management Information System
22 38 (7.97%) Cyber Essentials
23 37 (7.76%) Cisco
24 36 (7.55%) PowerShell

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 15 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (0.63%) NServiceBus
3 3 (0.63%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.42%) CMS
4 2 (0.42%) IIS
4 2 (0.42%) nginx
4 2 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.21%) Apache
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.21%) Confluence
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.21%) Jetty
5 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.63%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 103 (21.59%) Azure
2 33 (6.92%) Microsoft 365
3 30 (6.29%) AWS
4 24 (5.03%) SaaS
5 23 (4.82%) IaaS
6 22 (4.61%) PaaS
7 17 (3.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (3.35%) Power Platform
9 15 (3.14%) PowerApps
10 10 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
11 8 (1.68%) Azure Logic Apps
11 8 (1.68%) GitHub
12 7 (1.47%) Azure Stack
13 5 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (1.05%) GCP
14 3 (0.63%) Azure Storage
14 3 (0.63%) OpenShift
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 2 (0.42%) Amazon S3
15 2 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.81%) Firewall
2 26 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 24 (5.03%) Network Security
4 19 (3.98%) DNS
4 19 (3.98%) VPN
5 15 (3.14%) DHCP
6 13 (2.73%) VLAN
7 10 (2.10%) HTTP
8 9 (1.89%) Internet
8 9 (1.89%) Wireless
9 7 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.26%) WAN
11 5 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (1.05%) SSL
12 4 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (0.84%) LAN
12 4 (0.84%) SMTP
13 3 (0.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.14%) MySQL
2 13 (2.73%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.31%) Big Data
4 8 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.42%) Redis
6 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) HBase
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.21%) Power BI
7 1 (0.21%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.84%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.63%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.21%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.21%) GitLab
6 1 (0.21%) Hudson
6 1 (0.21%) JIRA
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 127 (26.62%) Social Skills
2 99 (20.75%) Finance
3 55 (11.53%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (6.71%) Legal
4 32 (6.71%) Telecoms
5 29 (6.08%) Public Sector
6 28 (5.87%) Law
7 23 (4.82%) Influencing Skills
7 23 (4.82%) Manufacturing
8 21 (4.40%) Electronics
8 21 (4.40%) Organisational Skills
9 20 (4.19%) Marketing
10 17 (3.56%) Presentation Skills
11 15 (3.14%) Aerospace
12 13 (2.73%) Multimedia
13 6 (1.26%) Publishing
13 6 (1.26%) Retail
14 5 (1.05%) Military
15 4 (0.84%) Automotive
15 4 (0.84%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (20.55%) Analyst
2 61 (12.79%) Consultant
3 60 (12.58%) Trainee
4 50 (10.48%) Security Analyst
5 47 (9.85%) Architect
6 35 (7.34%) Security Consultant
7 34 (7.13%) IT Analyst
8 32 (6.71%) Security Engineer
9 30 (6.29%) Developer
10 27 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 27 (5.66%) Security Architect
11 26 (5.45%) Security Manager
12 21 (4.40%) Network Engineer
13 20 (4.19%) Risk Analyst
14 19 (3.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 19 (3.98%) IT Risk Analyst
15 17 (3.56%) Cybersecurity Architect
16 16 (3.35%) Technical Consultant
17 14 (2.94%) IT Security Analyst
18 13 (2.73%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.61%) HTML
2 20 (4.19%) .NET
2 20 (4.19%) CSS
3 19 (3.98%) Node.js
4 11 (2.31%) Web Services
5 9 (1.89%) HTML5
6 7 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.05%) J2EE
7 5 (1.05%) Laravel
7 5 (1.05%) Redux
7 5 (1.05%) REST
7 5 (1.05%) SAML
7 5 (1.05%) Vue.js
8 4 (0.84%) Express
8 4 (0.84%) GraphQL
8 4 (0.84%) OAuth
8 4 (0.84%) Spring
8 4 (0.84%) XMPP
9 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.63%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.64%) Driving Licence
2 38 (7.97%) Management Information System
3 29 (6.08%) Public Cloud
4 20 (4.19%) Security Operations Centre
5 16 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.94%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
8 8 (1.68%) Cyberattack
8 8 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.68%) iSeries
8 8 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.68%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (1.05%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 4 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.90%) Windows
2 39 (8.18%) Linux
3 26 (5.45%) Windows Server
4 7 (1.47%) Unix
4 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.63%) Android
6 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.21%) CentOS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (23.69%) Information Security
2 62 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (12.79%) Risk Management
4 56 (11.74%) SIEM
5 54 (11.32%) Business Intelligence
6 52 (10.90%) Security Operations
7 46 (9.64%) ITIL
8 35 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture
9 31 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (6.50%) Threat Intelligence
10 30 (6.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 27 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
11 27 (5.66%) Project Management
12 26 (5.45%) Information Assurance
13 25 (5.24%) Security Architecture
13 25 (5.24%) Service Management
13 25 (5.24%) Time Management
14 23 (4.82%) Risk Analysis
15 22 (4.61%) Analytics
16 21 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.43%) Python
2 36 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 32 (6.71%) JavaScript
4 25 (5.24%) Java
5 22 (4.61%) C
6 20 (4.19%) SQL
7 15 (3.14%) PHP
8 11 (2.31%) C#
9 7 (1.47%) C++
10 6 (1.26%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.26%) Ruby
11 5 (1.05%) VBScript
12 4 (0.84%) ES6
12 4 (0.84%) Perl
12 4 (0.84%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.63%) Lua
14 2 (0.42%) Java 8
14 2 (0.42%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.42%) R
15 1 (0.21%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 87 (18.24%) CISSP
2 67 (14.05%) Security Cleared
3 54 (11.32%) SC Cleared
4 46 (9.64%) CISM
5 44 (9.22%) Degree
6 30 (6.29%) CRISC
7 24 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (4.82%) CEH
9 18 (3.77%) A+ Certification
10 16 (3.35%) CompTIA Security+
11 14 (2.94%) DV Cleared
11 14 (2.94%) SSCP
12 12 (2.52%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (2.31%) CCNA
14 9 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (1.68%) APMP
16 7 (1.47%) CISA
16 7 (1.47%) MCSE
16 7 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (20.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (15.51%) NIST
3 48 (10.06%) GDPR
4 38 (7.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 36 (7.55%) NCSC
6 31 (6.50%) PCI DSS
7 15 (3.14%) QA
7 15 (3.14%) SLA
8 12 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 10 (2.10%) GRC
10 9 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 9 (1.89%) RMADS
11 7 (1.47%) NIST 800
12 6 (1.26%) JSP 440
13 5 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 3 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.63%) SOC 2
15 2 (0.42%) COBIT
15 2 (0.42%) GAMP
15 2 (0.42%) HIPAA
System Software
1 38 (7.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.31%) Docker
4 8 (1.68%) DFS Replication
4 8 (1.68%) vSphere
5 4 (0.84%) Firmware
6 3 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) pfSense
7 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (2.52%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.47%) Ansible
2 7 (1.47%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 6 (1.26%) Nagios
3 6 (1.26%) SCOM
3 6 (1.26%) Terraform
4 5 (1.05%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (1.05%) Puppet
5 4 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (0.84%) Nessus
5 4 (0.84%) SCCM
5 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.63%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.42%) Kibana
7 2 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 84 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 37 (7.76%) Cisco
3 22 (4.61%) VMware
4 20 (4.19%) SAP
5 16 (3.35%) Citrix
6 15 (3.14%) Oracle
7 14 (2.94%) Barracuda Networks
8 13 (2.73%) F5
9 12 (2.52%) Apple
10 11 (2.31%) Adobe
10 11 (2.31%) IBM
11 10 (2.10%) Sitecore
11 10 (2.10%) Sophos
12 8 (1.68%) Splunk
13 7 (1.47%) ForgeRock
13 7 (1.47%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.26%) Fortinet
15 5 (1.05%) CheckPoint
16 3 (0.63%) Blue Coat
16 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com