Period
to 12 July 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 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 80 113 157
Rank change year-on-year +33 +44 +7
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 490 753 663
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.62% 2.81% 2.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% 3.08% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 429 621 519
Median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £59,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -0.42% - +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 12,343 24,485 27,809
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.16% 91.31% 90.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9,969 19,675 23,058
Median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 12 July 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 12 July 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 +50 212 £52,500 -16.00% 7
Berkshire +20 113 £55,000 -12.00% 4
Hampshire -3 102 £50,000 -4.76% 6
Surrey +10 89 £65,000 +4.00% 5
Oxfordshire +55 73 £56,250 -10.00% 2
East Sussex +47 33 £50,000 -23.08% 6
West Sussex +43 28 £70,000 +3.70% 1
Buckinghamshire +44 26 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Kent +56 22 £34,250 -34.76% 3
Middlesex +3 3 £60,000 +20.00%
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 12 July 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.

1 128 (26.12%) Information Security
2 122 (24.90%) Firewall
3 107 (21.84%) CISSP
4 100 (20.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 99 (20.20%) Security Cleared
6 91 (18.57%) Azure
7 81 (16.53%) Risk Management
8 79 (16.12%) CISM
9 77 (15.71%) Windows
9 77 (15.71%) Degree
10 72 (14.69%) Security Operations
11 71 (14.49%) SC Cleared
12 68 (13.88%) Microsoft
13 67 (13.67%) SIEM
14 65 (13.27%) Linux
15 63 (12.86%) Finance
16 59 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
17 56 (11.43%) Python
18 54 (11.02%) Network Security
19 53 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (10.61%) TCP/IP
20 52 (10.61%) Java
21 47 (9.59%) NIST
22 46 (9.39%) C
22 46 (9.39%) AWS
23 45 (9.18%) SQL
24 44 (8.98%) Security Architecture
25 39 (7.96%) Management Information System
26 38 (7.76%) CISA
26 38 (7.76%) Cisco

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 18 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.86%) Confluence
3 6 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.61%) IIS
4 3 (0.61%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.41%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.20%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.20%) nginx
6 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.43%) Camtasia
2 7 (1.43%) MadCap Flare
3 5 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.82%) assyst
1 4 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.41%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.20%) Primavera
3 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 91 (18.57%) Azure
2 46 (9.39%) AWS
3 28 (5.71%) IaaS
4 26 (5.31%) PaaS
4 26 (5.31%) SaaS
5 21 (4.29%) GCP
6 14 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (2.86%) Office 365
7 8 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 7 (1.43%) OneDrive
9 6 (1.22%) GitHub
9 6 (1.22%) Power Automate
9 6 (1.22%) Power Platform
9 6 (1.22%) vREST
10 5 (1.02%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.82%) Serverless
11 4 (0.82%) Slack
12 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.41%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 122 (24.90%) Firewall
2 54 (11.02%) Network Security
3 52 (10.61%) TCP/IP
4 27 (5.51%) BGP
5 25 (5.10%) VPN
6 24 (4.90%) Internet
6 24 (4.90%) OSPF
7 23 (4.69%) DNS
8 22 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (3.88%) WAN
9 19 (3.88%) Wireless
10 16 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (3.06%) LAN
12 14 (2.86%) Skype
13 11 (2.24%) Wireshark
14 10 (2.04%) HTTP
15 8 (1.63%) SAN
16 7 (1.43%) Ethernet
16 7 (1.43%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.27%) Relational Database
2 15 (3.06%) Big Data
3 13 (2.65%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.45%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.02%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.02%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.82%) MySQL
6 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.41%) Power BI
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon QuickSight
8 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (6.12%) JIRA
2 15 (3.06%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.43%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.22%) Selenium
6 4 (0.82%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.82%) EasyMock
6 4 (0.82%) Gradle
6 4 (0.82%) JUnit
7 3 (0.61%) IDA Disassembler
8 2 (0.41%) Cypress.io
8 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.41%) Postman
9 1 (0.20%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.20%) GitLab
9 1 (0.20%) MagicDraw
9 1 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.20%) Xcode
General
1 63 (12.86%) Finance
2 15 (3.06%) Legal
2 15 (3.06%) Public Sector
3 10 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.84%) Norwegian Language
5 7 (1.43%) Retail
6 6 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.02%) Banking
7 5 (1.02%) German Language
7 5 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (0.61%) Advertising
8 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.61%) Local Government
8 3 (0.61%) Military
9 2 (0.41%) French Language
9 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.20%) Avionics
10 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 72 (14.69%) Analyst
2 67 (13.67%) Architect
3 55 (11.22%) Security Manager
4 50 (10.20%) Security Analyst
5 41 (8.37%) Consultant
5 41 (8.37%) Developer
5 41 (8.37%) Security Architect
6 35 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 30 (6.12%) Network Engineer
8 27 (5.51%) Security Consultant
9 26 (5.31%) IT Manager
10 23 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 23 (4.69%) IT Security Manager
11 22 (4.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 20 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (3.88%) Trainee
14 17 (3.47%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 17 (3.47%) Graduate
14 17 (3.47%) Security Specialist
14 17 (3.47%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.45%) .NET
1 12 (2.45%) HTML
1 12 (2.45%) Spring
2 11 (2.24%) Middleware
3 10 (2.04%) HTML5
3 10 (2.04%) JMS
4 9 (1.84%) jQuery
4 9 (1.84%) WebRTC
5 7 (1.43%) CSS
5 7 (1.43%) Regular Expression
5 7 (1.43%) XML
6 6 (1.22%) 802.1X
7 5 (1.02%) Ajax
7 5 (1.02%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.02%) LDAP
7 5 (1.02%) SAML
7 5 (1.02%) Spring Boot
8 4 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (0.82%) RESTful
8 4 (0.82%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.96%) Management Information System
2 27 (5.51%) Cyber Defence
2 27 (5.51%) Cyberthreat
3 24 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.90%) Security Operations Centre
4 23 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
5 22 (4.49%) Driving Licence
6 19 (3.88%) PKI
7 18 (3.67%) Cyberattack
8 17 (3.47%) Data Protection Act
9 16 (3.27%) DataPower
10 13 (2.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 12 (2.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (2.24%) Public Cloud
13 10 (2.04%) NHS
14 9 (1.84%) Mobile App
14 9 (1.84%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (1.63%) Data Centre
16 7 (1.43%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 6 (1.22%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 77 (15.71%) Windows
2 65 (13.27%) Linux
3 21 (4.29%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.24%) Unix
5 9 (1.84%) Android
5 9 (1.84%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.02%) CentOS
9 5 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.82%) Solaris
11 3 (0.61%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (26.12%) Information Security
2 81 (16.53%) Risk Management
3 72 (14.69%) Security Operations
4 67 (13.67%) SIEM
5 59 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
6 53 (10.82%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (8.98%) Security Architecture
8 38 (7.76%) Information Assurance
8 38 (7.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 36 (7.35%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 36 (7.35%) Threat Intelligence
10 34 (6.94%) ITIL
11 33 (6.73%) DevOps
11 33 (6.73%) TOGAF
12 32 (6.53%) Vulnerability Management
13 31 (6.33%) Data Protection
13 31 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (6.12%) OWASP
15 29 (5.92%) Analytics
16 26 (5.31%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 56 (11.43%) Python
2 52 (10.61%) Java
3 46 (9.39%) C
4 45 (9.18%) SQL
5 25 (5.10%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 21 (4.29%) C++
7 20 (4.08%) C#
8 19 (3.88%) Perl
9 12 (2.45%) PHP
10 7 (1.43%) Ruby
11 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.22%) Embedded C
12 5 (1.02%) VBA
13 4 (0.82%) Java 8
13 4 (0.82%) Rust
14 2 (0.41%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.41%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.41%) R
14 2 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 107 (21.84%) CISSP
2 99 (20.20%) Security Cleared
3 79 (16.12%) CISM
4 77 (15.71%) Degree
5 71 (14.49%) SC Cleared
6 38 (7.76%) CISA
7 35 (7.14%) CEH
8 33 (6.73%) CRISC
9 31 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (5.10%) MCSE
12 24 (4.90%) CESG Certified Professional
12 24 (4.90%) Computer Science Degree
12 24 (4.90%) DV Cleared
13 17 (3.47%) MCSA
14 16 (3.27%) TOGAF Certification
15 13 (2.65%) CCNP
16 11 (2.24%) CCNA
17 8 (1.63%) GIAC
18 7 (1.43%) CHECK Team Member
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (20.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (9.59%) NIST
3 36 (7.35%) GDPR
4 31 (6.33%) PCI DSS
5 30 (6.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 22 (4.49%) RMADS
7 19 (3.88%) JSP 440
7 19 (3.88%) NCSC
8 14 (2.86%) QA
8 14 (2.86%) SLA
9 13 (2.65%) NIST 800
10 6 (1.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 6 (1.22%) MISRA
11 4 (0.82%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (0.61%) COBIT
13 2 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
System Software
1 31 (6.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.29%) Docker
2 21 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.22%) Firmware
5 5 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.61%) LXC
8 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.20%) vSphere
8 1 (0.20%) XenApp
8 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (4.90%) Ansible
2 11 (2.24%) QRadar
2 11 (2.24%) Terraform
3 9 (1.84%) Puppet
4 5 (1.02%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.82%) Amdocs OSS
5 4 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (0.82%) Icinga
5 4 (0.82%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.82%) logstash
5 4 (0.82%) Observium
5 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.61%) HP Fortify
6 3 (0.61%) Kibana
6 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.61%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.41%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.41%) Nessus
7 2 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 68 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.76%) Cisco
3 31 (6.33%) VMware
4 22 (4.49%) Palo Alto
5 21 (4.29%) Google
6 17 (3.47%) SolarWinds
7 16 (3.27%) Aruba
7 16 (3.27%) IBM
7 16 (3.27%) Meraki
8 15 (3.06%) LogRhythm
9 11 (2.24%) Oracle
10 10 (2.04%) HP
10 10 (2.04%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.84%) F5
11 9 (1.84%) Splunk
12 7 (1.43%) Adobe
12 7 (1.43%) Juniper
13 6 (1.22%) CA
13 6 (1.22%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.02%) Salesforce.com