Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 40 79 86
Rank change year-on-year +39 +7 +53
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1,071 386 805
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 6.03% 3.86% 3.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.48% 4.19% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 523 259 658
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,250 £33,375
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £74,688
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +8.11%

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 16,519 9,220 21,117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.00% 92.11% 91.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11,249 7,455 17,218
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley +48 455 £58,750 +2.17% 46
Surrey +24 266 £60,000 +9.09% 34
Buckinghamshire +38 199 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Hampshire -22 183 £55,000 +22.22% 32
Berkshire +26 171 £55,000 -2.22% 27
Oxfordshire +21 89 £82,500 +32.00% 14
Kent -5 77 £70,000 +51.76% 4
West Sussex +21 42 £45,500 -30.00% 2
East Sussex -17 22 £39,000 -33.33% 7
Sussex +1 5 £90,000 - 2
Middlesex -8 3 - -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 431 (40.24%) Azure
2 387 (36.13%) Microsoft
3 343 (32.03%) Social Skills
4 322 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
5 303 (28.29%) Risk Management
6 301 (28.10%) Analytics
7 296 (27.64%) Information Security
8 257 (24.00%) Finance
9 228 (21.29%) DevOps
10 221 (20.63%) AWS
11 193 (18.02%) Degree
12 185 (17.27%) SIEM
13 170 (15.87%) Windows
14 169 (15.78%) Microsoft 365
15 166 (15.50%) Software Licensing
16 150 (14.01%) Security Cleared
17 148 (13.82%) Active Directory
18 146 (13.63%) Python
18 146 (13.63%) Firewall
19 143 (13.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 135 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
21 134 (12.51%) Apple
21 134 (12.51%) ITIL
22 131 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
23 128 (11.95%) Public Cloud
24 127 (11.86%) SQL
25 125 (11.67%) Adobe
25 125 (11.67%) Security Testing
26 124 (11.58%) CISSP
27 121 (11.30%) Power Platform

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 13 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 7 (0.65%) Appian
4 4 (0.37%) Apache
4 4 (0.37%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.28%) Jetty
5 3 (0.28%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.19%) IIS
6 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.093%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 26 (2.43%) Sentinel
2 19 (1.77%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.093%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.093%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 431 (40.24%) Azure
2 221 (20.63%) AWS
3 169 (15.78%) Microsoft 365
4 121 (11.30%) Power Platform
5 84 (7.84%) SaaS
6 74 (6.91%) Azure Data Factory
7 73 (6.82%) IaaS
8 72 (6.72%) PaaS
9 66 (6.16%) Azure Active Directory
10 59 (5.51%) Serverless
11 41 (3.83%) Azure Sentinel
12 40 (3.73%) Azure Monitor
13 34 (3.17%) Azure Key Vault
14 32 (2.99%) Azure Logic Apps
15 29 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
16 26 (2.43%) Azure Machine Learning
17 22 (2.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 21 (1.96%) Amazon S3
18 21 (1.96%) AWS CloudTrail
18 21 (1.96%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 146 (13.63%) Firewall
2 92 (8.59%) Network Security
3 38 (3.55%) TCP/IP
4 36 (3.36%) VPN
5 31 (2.89%) WAN
6 27 (2.52%) LAN
7 25 (2.33%) DNS
8 23 (2.15%) HTTP
8 23 (2.15%) VLAN
8 23 (2.15%) Wireless
9 18 (1.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 18 (1.68%) SSL
10 16 (1.49%) Wireshark
11 13 (1.21%) DHCP
11 13 (1.21%) Internet
11 13 (1.21%) SNA
12 12 (1.12%) SMTP
13 11 (1.03%) 5G
13 11 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (0.93%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 83 (7.75%) Power BI
3 69 (6.44%) MongoDB
3 69 (6.44%) NoSQL
4 66 (6.16%) Big Data
5 55 (5.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 55 (5.14%) Data Lake
6 53 (4.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (4.58%) HDInsight
8 20 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
9 19 (1.77%) Tableau
10 14 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (1.12%) Data Mining
11 12 (1.12%) MySQL
12 11 (1.03%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.56%) Power Query
13 6 (0.56%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (2.71%) Visual Studio Team System
2 20 (1.87%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.12%) IDA Disassembler
3 12 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 9 (0.84%) JIRA
5 6 (0.56%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.19%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.19%) NUnit
7 1 (0.093%) Babel
7 1 (0.093%) rollup.js
7 1 (0.093%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.093%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.093%) Storybook
7 1 (0.093%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.093%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.093%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.093%) webpack
General
1 343 (32.03%) Social Skills
2 257 (24.00%) Finance
3 131 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (4.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 47 (4.39%) Telecoms
6 38 (3.55%) Public Sector
7 37 (3.45%) Marketing
8 36 (3.36%) Legal
9 30 (2.80%) Law
10 25 (2.33%) Banking
11 23 (2.15%) Retail
12 22 (2.05%) Police
13 20 (1.87%) Manufacturing
13 20 (1.87%) Organisational Skills
14 15 (1.40%) Billing
14 15 (1.40%) Documentation Skills
15 14 (1.31%) Games
15 14 (1.31%) Presentation Skills
16 12 (1.12%) Electronics
17 11 (1.03%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 178 (16.62%) Analyst
2 155 (14.47%) Architect
3 143 (13.35%) Security Engineer
4 141 (13.17%) Consultant
5 105 (9.80%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 102 (9.52%) Security Analyst
7 84 (7.84%) Cloud Consultant
8 62 (5.79%) Solutions Architect
9 57 (5.32%) Data Engineer
10 53 (4.95%) Developer
11 49 (4.58%) Big Data Engineer
12 44 (4.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 44 (4.11%) IT Analyst
12 44 (4.11%) Security Specialist
13 36 (3.36%) Software Engineer
14 34 (3.17%) Data Architect
14 34 (3.17%) Security Consultant
15 32 (2.99%) IT Security Analyst
16 31 (2.89%) Cybersecurity Consultant
16 31 (2.89%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.64%) JSON
2 23 (2.15%) .NET
3 21 (1.96%) XML
4 19 (1.77%) CSS
5 17 (1.59%) .NET Core
5 17 (1.59%) Middleware
6 14 (1.31%) Web Services
7 13 (1.21%) ARM Templates
8 12 (1.12%) React
9 11 (1.03%) .NET Framework
9 11 (1.03%) Entity Framework
9 11 (1.03%) HTML
10 10 (0.93%) Node.js
10 10 (0.93%) RESTful
10 10 (0.93%) Scrapy
11 9 (0.84%) AngularJS
11 9 (0.84%) CSS3
11 9 (0.84%) Kafka
12 6 (0.56%) SignalR
12 6 (0.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 128 (11.95%) Public Cloud
2 90 (8.40%) Management Information System
3 86 (8.03%) Cyberthreat
4 74 (6.91%) Data Centre
5 53 (4.95%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (4.20%) Cyber Defence
7 33 (3.08%) Robotics
8 32 (2.99%) Cyberattack
9 23 (2.15%) Blog
10 20 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
11 18 (1.68%) Smart Meter
12 16 (1.49%) Analytical Mindset
13 15 (1.40%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 15 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (1.21%) Driving Licence
15 13 (1.21%) Social Network
16 11 (1.03%) Algorithms
17 10 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
17 10 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 170 (15.87%) Windows
2 113 (10.55%) Linux
3 43 (4.01%) Windows Server
4 22 (2.05%) Mac OS
5 16 (1.49%) Unix
6 9 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 7 (0.65%) Solaris
8 6 (0.56%) VMS
9 4 (0.37%) Android
9 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.28%) AIX
10 3 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.28%) zOS
11 2 (0.19%) CentOS
11 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.093%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.093%) Debian
12 1 (0.093%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (28.29%) Risk Management
3 301 (28.10%) Analytics
4 296 (27.64%) Information Security
5 228 (21.29%) DevOps
6 185 (17.27%) SIEM
7 166 (15.50%) Software Licensing
8 134 (12.51%) ITIL
9 125 (11.67%) Security Testing
10 115 (10.74%) Test Automation
11 113 (10.55%) CI/CD
12 111 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
12 111 (10.36%) Presales
13 107 (9.99%) Continuous Improvement
14 95 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
15 91 (8.50%) Continuous Integration
16 83 (7.75%) Customer-Centricity
16 83 (7.75%) Penetration Testing
17 82 (7.66%) Change Management
17 82 (7.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (13.63%) Python
2 127 (11.86%) SQL
3 110 (10.27%) PowerShell
4 99 (9.24%) C#
5 69 (6.44%) Java
6 43 (4.01%) JavaScript
7 37 (3.45%) Perl
8 32 (2.99%) Ruby
9 24 (2.24%) C
10 22 (2.05%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.96%) VB
12 19 (1.77%) C++
12 19 (1.77%) Scala
13 14 (1.31%) PHP
14 13 (1.21%) Groovy
15 7 (0.65%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 5 (0.47%) Bash
18 4 (0.37%) TypeScript
19 3 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 193 (18.02%) Degree
2 150 (14.01%) Security Cleared
3 135 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 124 (11.58%) CISSP
5 119 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 96 (8.96%) CISM
7 57 (5.32%) CISA
8 56 (5.23%) CRISC
9 44 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (2.89%) MCSE
10 31 (2.89%) SANS
11 28 (2.61%) TOGAF Certification
12 26 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (2.33%) GCIH
14 24 (2.24%) CompTIA Security+
15 22 (2.05%) MCP
16 21 (1.96%) CCNA
16 21 (1.96%) GCFA
16 21 (1.96%) GCFE
16 21 (1.96%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (13.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 91 (8.50%) GDPR
3 84 (7.84%) NIST
4 57 (5.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 44 (4.11%) PCI DSS
6 38 (3.55%) GRC
7 36 (3.36%) QA
8 30 (2.80%) SLA
9 22 (2.05%) COBIT
9 22 (2.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 21 (1.96%) ITGC
11 19 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 17 (1.59%) IASME
13 16 (1.49%) HIPAA
14 14 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 8 (0.75%) GAMP
15 8 (0.75%) NCSC
15 8 (0.75%) PMO
16 6 (0.56%) JSP 440
16 6 (0.56%) SOC 2
System Software
1 148 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 87 (8.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.58%) Docker
4 28 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.75%) Firmware
7 6 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.47%) Snort
9 3 (0.28%) OpenAM
9 3 (0.28%) OpenIDM
9 3 (0.28%) RACF
9 3 (0.28%) XenApp
9 3 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.19%) vSphere
11 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.093%) PowerDNS
11 1 (0.093%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.093%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 47 (4.39%) Kubernetes
2 26 (2.43%) Terraform
3 24 (2.24%) Single Sign-On
4 23 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (1.87%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 17 (1.59%) Ansible
6 17 (1.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 16 (1.49%) CSIRT
8 13 (1.21%) Nessus
9 10 (0.93%) FortiGate
9 10 (0.93%) QRadar
10 8 (0.75%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 5 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.28%) Kibana
13 3 (0.28%) logstash
13 3 (0.28%) Nexpose
13 3 (0.28%) Nmap
13 3 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 387 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 134 (12.51%) Apple
3 125 (11.67%) Adobe
4 93 (8.68%) VMware
5 68 (6.35%) Databricks
6 49 (4.58%) Citrix
6 49 (4.58%) Palantir
7 48 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
8 43 (4.01%) Cisco
9 35 (3.27%) MuleSoft
10 31 (2.89%) Splunk
11 29 (2.71%) Palo Alto
12 25 (2.33%) CheckPoint
12 25 (2.33%) Oracle
13 24 (2.24%) SAP
14 21 (1.96%) Google
14 21 (1.96%) Sophos
15 15 (1.40%) Aruba
16 13 (1.21%) IBM
17 12 (1.12%) Fortinet