Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > South East
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 158 312
Rank change year-on-year -9 +154 +81
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 590 756 420
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.05% 2.15% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.35% 2.46% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 488 541 317
South East median annual salary £53,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.39% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,175 £36,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,250 £90,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 25150 30722 36678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.23% 87.34% 86.68%
Number of salaries quoted 20681 25544 30152
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £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 22 October 2017.

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 22 October 2017. 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 -36 270 £50,000 -16.67% 28
Surrey +59 175 £60,000 - 6
Oxfordshire -6 132 £43,750 -27.08% 3
Berkshire -46 111 £52,500 -8.70% 22
Hampshire +21 93 £60,000 +14.29% 8
Buckinghamshire +12 27 £64,000 -11.72% 3
West Sussex +23 22 £60,000 -11.11% 2
Kent -19 15 £60,000 +33.33%
Middlesex +15 9 £47,500 - 1
East Sussex +4 2 £70,000 +3.70%
Sussex -8 2 £46,250 -19.57%
M4 Corridor -4 1 - -
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, 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.

1 261 (44.24%) Information Security
2 213 (36.10%) Security Cleared
3 175 (29.66%) Penetration Testing
4 153 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 138 (23.39%) Linux
6 134 (22.71%) CISSP
7 121 (20.51%) Degree
8 119 (20.17%) Windows
9 115 (19.49%) Firewall
10 107 (18.14%) SC Cleared
11 98 (16.61%) PCI DSS
11 98 (16.61%) SIEM
12 90 (15.25%) Finance
13 88 (14.92%) Security Architecture
14 86 (14.58%) Risk Management
14 86 (14.58%) DV Cleared
15 85 (14.41%) ITIL
16 82 (13.90%) Computer Science
17 81 (13.73%) CISM
17 81 (13.73%) Security Operations
18 78 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
19 75 (12.71%) Data Protection
20 69 (11.69%) Telecoms
21 66 (11.19%) C
22 63 (10.68%) Business Development
23 60 (10.17%) Network Security
23 60 (10.17%) Python
24 59 (10.00%) Data Centre
25 56 (9.49%) Unix
26 52 (8.81%) Management Information System

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 10 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (1.53%) IIS
3 3 (0.51%) nginx
4 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.34%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.17%) Drupal
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) SAP CO
1 7 (1.19%) SAP FI
1 7 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (0.68%) SAP BPC
2 4 (0.68%) SAP PS
3 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.44%) Amazon AWS
1 38 (6.44%) SaaS
2 19 (3.22%) IaaS
3 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.51%) GitHub
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 115 (19.49%) Firewall
2 60 (10.17%) Network Security
3 50 (8.47%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.90%) Internet
5 22 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (3.56%) SS7
7 19 (3.22%) Radio Access Network
8 18 (3.05%) Ethernet
8 18 (3.05%) VoLTE
9 14 (2.37%) DNS
10 12 (2.03%) VPN
11 11 (1.86%) LAN
11 11 (1.86%) WAN
12 7 (1.19%) BGP
13 6 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (1.02%) DMZ
14 5 (0.85%) Intranet
14 5 (0.85%) SAN
15 4 (0.68%) DHCP
15 4 (0.68%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.22%) Big Data
2 11 (1.86%) MongoDB
2 11 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (1.69%) Redis
4 9 (1.53%) MySQL
4 9 (1.53%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.19%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.85%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.68%) OLAP
7 4 (0.68%) TokuDB
8 3 (0.51%) SQLite
9 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.34%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.17%) GIS
10 1 (0.17%) Impala
10 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (3.73%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.36%) Burp Suite
3 5 (0.85%) IDA Disassembler
4 3 (0.51%) JMeter
4 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.34%) GDB
5 2 (0.34%) JIRA
5 2 (0.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) OllyDbg
6 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
General
1 90 (15.25%) Finance
2 69 (11.69%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.22%) Banking
4 10 (1.69%) Marketing
5 9 (1.53%) Automotive
5 9 (1.53%) Legal
5 9 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.68%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.68%) Retail
8 3 (0.51%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.51%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.34%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.34%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (16.78%) Analyst
2 95 (16.10%) Consultant
3 76 (12.88%) Security Consultant
4 74 (12.54%) Security Analyst
5 64 (10.85%) Security Engineer
6 55 (9.32%) Architect
7 50 (8.47%) Development Manager
8 49 (8.31%) Business Development Manager
8 49 (8.31%) Business Manager
9 47 (7.97%) Security Architect
10 40 (6.78%) Security Manager
11 39 (6.61%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 36 (6.10%) Developer
13 33 (5.59%) Network Engineer
14 30 (5.08%) IT Analyst
14 30 (5.08%) IT Security Analyst
15 29 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
16 23 (3.90%) Graduate
17 22 (3.73%) IT Manager
17 22 (3.73%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.78%) Web Services
2 21 (3.56%) HTML
3 14 (2.37%) CSS
4 10 (1.69%) CGI
5 9 (1.53%) Django
6 8 (1.36%) AngularJS
7 7 (1.19%) .NET
8 6 (1.02%) jQuery
8 6 (1.02%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.85%) Ext JS
10 4 (0.68%) HTML5
10 4 (0.68%) OAuth
10 4 (0.68%) OpenID
10 4 (0.68%) React
10 4 (0.68%) SAML
10 4 (0.68%) XML
11 3 (0.51%) Ajax
11 3 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.51%) Laravel
11 3 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 82 (13.90%) Computer Science
2 59 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 52 (8.81%) Management Information System
4 49 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (7.29%) PKI
6 40 (6.78%) Cyberthreat
7 38 (6.44%) Security Operations Centre
8 33 (5.59%) Cyber Attack
9 22 (3.73%) Smartphone
10 21 (3.56%) Cybercrime
11 17 (2.88%) NHS
12 16 (2.71%) Data Protection Act
13 13 (2.20%) Driving Licence
13 13 (2.20%) Mobile App
14 12 (2.03%) CESG
15 10 (1.69%) Smart Meter
16 9 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
17 8 (1.36%) Life Science
17 8 (1.36%) RSA SecurID
18 7 (1.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 138 (23.39%) Linux
2 119 (20.17%) Windows
3 56 (9.49%) Unix
4 29 (4.92%) VxWorks
5 27 (4.58%) Windows Server
6 23 (3.90%) Android
7 13 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 10 (1.69%) CentOS
9 9 (1.53%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.53%) Kali Linux
10 7 (1.19%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.02%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.34%) AIX
14 2 (0.34%) Solaris
15 1 (0.17%) Debian
15 1 (0.17%) HPUX
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (44.24%) Information Security
2 175 (29.66%) Penetration Testing
3 98 (16.61%) SIEM
4 88 (14.92%) Security Architecture
5 86 (14.58%) Risk Management
6 85 (14.41%) ITIL
7 81 (13.73%) Security Operations
8 78 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
9 75 (12.71%) Data Protection
10 63 (10.68%) Business Development
11 48 (8.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 46 (7.80%) Identity Management
12 46 (7.80%) Vulnerability Management
13 45 (7.63%) Enterprise Architecture
14 44 (7.46%) Mentoring
15 43 (7.29%) Software Engineering
16 42 (7.12%) Ethical Hacking
16 42 (7.12%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 40 (6.78%) Project Management
18 37 (6.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 66 (11.19%) C
2 60 (10.17%) Python
3 46 (7.80%) Java
4 43 (7.29%) C++
5 24 (4.07%) JavaScript
6 21 (3.56%) SQL
7 18 (3.05%) Shell Script
8 17 (2.88%) C#
9 15 (2.54%) Perl
9 15 (2.54%) PHP
10 14 (2.37%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.53%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.53%) Ruby
12 8 (1.36%) Korn
13 6 (1.02%) Scala
14 4 (0.68%) Go
14 4 (0.68%) R
15 3 (0.51%) VB
16 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 213 (36.10%) Security Cleared
2 134 (22.71%) CISSP
3 121 (20.51%) Degree
4 107 (18.14%) SC Cleared
5 86 (14.58%) DV Cleared
6 81 (13.73%) CISM
7 41 (6.95%) CREST Certified
8 37 (6.27%) CEH
9 25 (4.24%) CESG Certified Professional
10 23 (3.90%) OSCP
11 22 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (2.88%) APMP
12 17 (2.88%) CISA
13 16 (2.71%) GCIH
14 13 (2.20%) CHECK Team Member
14 13 (2.20%) CLAS
14 13 (2.20%) Cyber Scheme
15 12 (2.03%) CRISC
16 10 (1.69%) Tigerscheme
17 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (25.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (16.61%) PCI DSS
3 51 (8.64%) GDPR
4 33 (5.59%) Cyber Essentials
5 29 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 16 (2.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 16 (2.71%) PMO
7 13 (2.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (2.20%) QA
8 12 (2.03%) NIST 800
9 7 (1.19%) ISO 9001
10 6 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.17%) BS7799
11 1 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.17%) RMADS
11 1 (0.17%) SLA
11 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 36 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (5.25%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (1.69%) Docker
4 10 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (1.69%) vSphere
5 7 (1.19%) KVM
6 5 (0.85%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.51%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.51%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.17%) GPFS
8 1 (0.17%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (2.88%) Nessus
2 14 (2.37%) Ansible
3 11 (1.86%) FortiGate
4 10 (1.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 10 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.19%) Pingdom
5 7 (1.19%) SCOM
5 7 (1.19%) vCenter Server
6 6 (1.02%) Nagios
7 5 (0.85%) Nmap
8 4 (0.68%) Kibana
8 4 (0.68%) logstash
9 3 (0.51%) Puppet
10 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.17%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.29%) VMware
3 24 (4.07%) Cisco
4 16 (2.71%) CheckPoint
4 16 (2.71%) F5
5 14 (2.37%) Palo Alto
6 13 (2.20%) Fortinet
7 12 (2.03%) ArcSight
7 12 (2.03%) LogRhythm
8 11 (1.86%) SAP
9 9 (1.53%) Juniper
9 9 (1.53%) Splunk
10 8 (1.36%) CyberArk
10 8 (1.36%) Cylance
10 8 (1.36%) IBM
10 8 (1.36%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.19%) Apple
11 7 (1.19%) Aquila
11 7 (1.19%) Oracle
11 7 (1.19%) ServiceNow