Period
to 20 September 2020

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 20 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 104 153
Rank change year-on-year +7 +49 +16
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 252 778 646
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.08% 2.99% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 3.29% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 222 669 517
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,875 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £58,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +4.35%

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 7,508 23,613 26,671
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.75% 90.84% 90.33%
Number of salaries quoted 6,092 18,880 22,036
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £70,250
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +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 20 September 2020.

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 20 September 2020. 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 +25 105 £55,000 -15.38% 16
Berkshire +4 65 £50,000 -23.08% 9
Hampshire -12 54 £52,500 +10.53% 13
Surrey -9 46 £59,072 -5.49%
Oxfordshire +52 33 £62,500 -16.67% 6
East Sussex +63 23 £49,000 -24.62% 2
West Sussex +40 15 £70,000 +3.70%
Kent +58 9 £33,500 -41.48% 1
Buckinghamshire +63 8 £40,000 -27.27% 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, 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 78 (30.95%) Information Security
2 61 (24.21%) Firewall
3 53 (21.03%) Microsoft
3 53 (21.03%) CISSP
4 50 (19.84%) Azure
5 48 (19.05%) Security Cleared
6 45 (17.86%) Risk Management
7 43 (17.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 41 (16.27%) Finance
9 39 (15.48%) Management Information System
10 36 (14.29%) CISM
10 36 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 33 (13.10%) Windows
11 33 (13.10%) Security Operations
12 32 (12.70%) NIST
12 32 (12.70%) Python
13 31 (12.30%) Linux
13 31 (12.30%) Java
13 31 (12.30%) SIEM
14 29 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (10.71%) TCP/IP
15 27 (10.71%) AWS
16 26 (10.32%) Degree
17 23 (9.13%) SQL
17 23 (9.13%) CISA
18 22 (8.73%) ITIL
18 22 (8.73%) Network Security
19 21 (8.33%) Active Directory
19 21 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
19 21 (8.33%) Penetration Testing

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 12 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.38%) Confluence
3 4 (1.59%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.79%) Camtasia
4 2 (0.79%) MadCap Flare
4 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.40%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 50 (19.84%) Azure
2 27 (10.71%) AWS
3 19 (7.54%) SaaS
4 18 (7.14%) IaaS
5 16 (6.35%) PaaS
6 14 (5.56%) GCP
7 11 (4.37%) Office 365
8 10 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (2.78%) OneDrive
10 7 (2.78%) Power Automate
11 4 (1.59%) Power Platform
11 4 (1.59%) PowerApps
11 4 (1.59%) Serverless
12 3 (1.19%) Logic Apps
13 2 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.79%) Azure Functions
13 2 (0.79%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.40%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 61 (24.21%) Firewall
2 27 (10.71%) TCP/IP
3 22 (8.73%) Network Security
4 16 (6.35%) VPN
5 14 (5.56%) Internet
6 12 (4.76%) Skype
7 11 (4.37%) DNS
7 11 (4.37%) Wireless
8 10 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (3.17%) HTTP
9 8 (3.17%) WAN
10 7 (2.78%) LAN
10 7 (2.78%) SSL
11 6 (2.38%) Wireless Security
12 5 (1.98%) BGP
12 5 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.98%) HTTPS
12 5 (1.98%) OSPF
12 5 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.59%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.78%) RDBMS
2 7 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.98%) MySQL
3 5 (1.98%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.19%) Big Data
5 2 (0.79%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.40%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.40%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 14 (5.56%) JIRA
2 7 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.19%) Selenium
5 2 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.40%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.40%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.40%) MagicDraw
6 1 (0.40%) Postman
General
1 41 (16.27%) Finance
2 7 (2.78%) Legal
3 6 (2.38%) Banking
3 6 (2.38%) Norwegian Language
4 5 (1.98%) Law
5 4 (1.59%) German Language
5 4 (1.59%) Marketing
6 3 (1.19%) Advertising
6 3 (1.19%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.19%) Military
7 2 (0.79%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.40%) Avionics
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (13.49%) Analyst
2 33 (13.10%) Developer
3 30 (11.90%) Architect
4 29 (11.51%) Security Manager
5 22 (8.73%) Security Analyst
6 18 (7.14%) Consultant
6 18 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 16 (6.35%) Java Developer
8 13 (5.16%) Python Developer
8 13 (5.16%) Security Architect
9 12 (4.76%) Security Consultant
10 11 (4.37%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 10 (3.97%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (3.97%) Operational Security Manager
11 10 (3.97%) Operations Manager
11 10 (3.97%) Security Operations Manager
12 9 (3.57%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 8 (3.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 8 (3.17%) IT Security Manager
13 8 (3.17%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.95%) Spring
2 12 (4.76%) JMS
3 7 (2.78%) Spring Boot
4 6 (2.38%) Hibernate
4 6 (2.38%) WebRTC
5 5 (1.98%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.98%) Apache Flex
5 5 (1.98%) LDAP
5 5 (1.98%) SAML
6 4 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.19%) .NET
7 3 (1.19%) GStreamer
8 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.79%) HTML
8 2 (0.79%) HTML5
8 2 (0.79%) Middleware
8 2 (0.79%) OAuth
8 2 (0.79%) XML
9 1 (0.40%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.40%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.48%) Management Information System
2 16 (6.35%) Cyber Defence
3 12 (4.76%) Cyberattack
3 12 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 11 (4.37%) Security Operations Centre
5 10 (3.97%) PKI
6 9 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (3.17%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.38%) Clustering
8 6 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.38%) Internet of Things
8 6 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.98%) DataPower
10 4 (1.59%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.59%) Smart Energy
10 4 (1.59%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.19%) Blog
11 3 (1.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.10%) Windows
2 31 (12.30%) Linux
3 16 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 9 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 7 (2.78%) CentOS
5 7 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (2.78%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (2.38%) Unix
7 4 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.19%) Android
8 3 (1.19%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.79%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (30.95%) Information Security
2 45 (17.86%) Risk Management
3 33 (13.10%) Security Operations
4 31 (12.30%) SIEM
5 29 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (8.73%) ITIL
7 21 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 19 (7.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 19 (7.54%) Information Assurance
8 19 (7.54%) Threat Intelligence
9 18 (7.14%) DevOps
9 18 (7.14%) Security Management
9 18 (7.14%) TOGAF
10 16 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
11 15 (5.95%) Business Continuity
11 15 (5.95%) Data Protection
11 15 (5.95%) Project Management
12 14 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.70%) Python
2 31 (12.30%) Java
3 23 (9.13%) SQL
4 20 (7.94%) C
5 17 (6.75%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.78%) Rust
8 6 (2.38%) C++
9 5 (1.98%) C#
10 4 (1.59%) Embedded C
11 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.19%) Perl
12 2 (0.79%) Java 8
13 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.40%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.40%) Erlang
13 1 (0.40%) Haskell
13 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.40%) Ruby
13 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (21.03%) CISSP
2 48 (19.05%) Security Cleared
3 36 (14.29%) CISM
3 36 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 26 (10.32%) Degree
5 23 (9.13%) CISA
6 18 (7.14%) CRISC
6 18 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (6.35%) MCSE
8 13 (5.16%) CEH
9 12 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (4.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (4.37%) DV Cleared
10 11 (4.37%) MCSA
11 10 (3.97%) TOGAF Certification
12 7 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (1.98%) CCNA
13 5 (1.98%) GIAC
13 5 (1.98%) MBCS
13 5 (1.98%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (17.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (12.70%) NIST
3 21 (8.33%) GDPR
4 15 (5.95%) PCI DSS
5 14 (5.56%) NCSC
6 13 (5.16%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (4.37%) RMADS
7 11 (4.37%) SLA
8 8 (3.17%) JSP 440
9 7 (2.78%) NIST 800
10 5 (1.98%) COBIT
10 5 (1.98%) COSO
10 5 (1.98%) QA
11 4 (1.59%) MISRA
11 4 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (1.19%) GAMP
12 3 (1.19%) HIPAA
12 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 2 (0.79%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 21 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.54%) Docker
3 11 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.59%) Firmware
4 4 (1.59%) LXC
4 4 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (7.14%) Ansible
2 9 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.17%) Terraform
4 5 (1.98%) Puppet
5 4 (1.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.19%) QRadar
7 2 (0.79%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.79%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.79%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.79%) WSUS
8 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.40%) logstash
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.40%) Nessus
8 1 (0.40%) SCCM
8 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 53 (21.03%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.95%) Cisco
3 14 (5.56%) Google
4 12 (4.76%) VMware
5 10 (3.97%) Palo Alto
6 8 (3.17%) HP
7 6 (2.38%) Dell
7 6 (2.38%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 5 (1.98%) Aruba
8 5 (1.98%) IBM
8 5 (1.98%) LogRhythm
8 5 (1.98%) Meraki
8 5 (1.98%) Oracle
8 5 (1.98%) Remedy
9 4 (1.59%) Apple
9 4 (1.59%) CA
9 4 (1.59%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.59%) Splunk
10 3 (1.19%) F5