Period
to 5 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Information Security skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Information Security over the 6 months to 5 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
5 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 75 72 91
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 +21
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 441 846 892
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.78% 3.73% 3.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.13% 4.13% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 257 644 642
Median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £83,625
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

Information Security 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 10,678 20,505 24,786
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.48% 90.41% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 8,421 16,744 20,578
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,750 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Information Security as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Information Security in the South East.

Salary trend for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the South East over the 6 months to 5 March 2021.

Salary histogram for Information Security in the South East

Information Security
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 Information Security within the South East region over the 6 months to 5 March 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 +23 196 £65,000 +4.00% 24
Berkshire +21 161 £65,000 +4.00% 15
Surrey -1 74 £57,500 -4.17% 17
Hampshire +27 67 £46,250 +2.78% 9
West Sussex -13 54 £42,500 -34.62% 7
Kent +5 20 £50,000 +9.89% 4
Oxfordshire +39 19 £45,000 -29.41% 1
East Sussex -29 17 £49,000 +7.10% 3
Buckinghamshire -15 16 £51,250 -14.58% 8
Middlesex +7 7 £55,000 - 1
Sussex - 1 £35,000 - 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 5 March 2021, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Information Security.

1 212 (48.07%) Management Information System
2 153 (34.69%) GDPR
3 140 (31.75%) Project Management
4 132 (29.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 131 (29.71%) Legal
6 129 (29.25%) Data Protection
7 119 (26.98%) Manufacturing
8 118 (26.76%) Matrix Organization
9 117 (26.53%) Law
10 114 (25.85%) Pharmaceutical
11 104 (23.58%) Cybersecurity
12 95 (21.54%) Azure
12 95 (21.54%) CISSP
13 68 (15.42%) Finance
13 68 (15.42%) DevOps
13 68 (15.42%) SaaS
14 60 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
15 59 (13.38%) Risk Management
15 59 (13.38%) CISM
15 59 (13.38%) Security Operations
15 59 (13.38%) NIST
16 57 (12.93%) Risk Analysis
17 54 (12.24%) Microsoft
18 52 (11.79%) ITIL
19 47 (10.66%) Security Architecture
20 44 (9.98%) Microsoft 365
21 43 (9.75%) Firewall
22 42 (9.52%) Security Management
23 40 (9.07%) Penetration Testing
24 39 (8.84%) PaaS

Information Security
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 9 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.13%) Apache
3 3 (0.68%) IIS
4 2 (0.45%) JBoss
5 1 (0.23%) Confluence
5 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.04%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 95 (21.54%) Azure
2 68 (15.42%) SaaS
3 44 (9.98%) Microsoft 365
4 39 (8.84%) PaaS
5 29 (6.58%) AWS
6 28 (6.35%) IaaS
7 26 (5.90%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (4.99%) BPaaS
9 18 (4.08%) AWS Lambda
10 16 (3.63%) Serverless
11 12 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (2.72%) Amazon EKS
11 12 (2.72%) Amazon S3
12 11 (2.49%) GCP
13 10 (2.27%) Power Platform
14 8 (1.81%) Amazon ELB
14 8 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.91%) Yarn
16 3 (0.68%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.75%) Firewall
2 21 (4.76%) WAAS
3 16 (3.63%) Network Security
4 15 (3.40%) DNS
5 13 (2.95%) VPN
6 12 (2.72%) DHCP
7 11 (2.49%) Wireless
8 10 (2.27%) Internet
9 9 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (1.81%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.36%) LAN
11 6 (1.36%) SAN
12 5 (1.13%) HTTP
12 5 (1.13%) SSL
12 5 (1.13%) WAN
13 4 (0.91%) NAS
14 3 (0.68%) Wireless Security
15 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
15 2 (0.45%) SMTP
15 2 (0.45%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.17%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.72%) MongoDB
3 12 (2.72%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (1.81%) MS Access
6 7 (1.59%) Power BI
6 7 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.45%) Big Data
9 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) MySQL
10 1 (0.23%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (2.95%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.59%) NUnit
2 7 (1.59%) SpecFlow
3 6 (1.36%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.13%) GitLab
4 5 (1.13%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.91%) JUnit
5 4 (0.91%) Maven
5 4 (0.91%) Selenium
5 4 (0.91%) webpack
6 3 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 131 (29.71%) Legal
2 119 (26.98%) Manufacturing
3 117 (26.53%) Law
4 114 (25.85%) Pharmaceutical
5 68 (15.42%) Finance
6 25 (5.67%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.95%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.27%) Retail
9 8 (1.81%) Aerospace
10 7 (1.59%) Automotive
11 6 (1.36%) Banking
12 5 (1.13%) Electronics
12 5 (1.13%) Marketing
13 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.45%) Back Office
14 2 (0.45%) Military
15 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 116 (26.30%) Administrator
2 111 (25.17%) Data Administrator
3 86 (19.50%) Analyst
4 55 (12.47%) Security Analyst
5 45 (10.20%) IT Analyst
6 29 (6.58%) Architect
7 27 (6.12%) IT Security Analyst
8 22 (4.99%) Security Administrator
9 21 (4.76%) Security Architect
10 20 (4.54%) Risk Analyst
11 19 (4.31%) IT Risk Analyst
12 18 (4.08%) Developer
13 17 (3.85%) Consultant
13 17 (3.85%) Security Manager
14 16 (3.63%) Information Analyst
14 16 (3.63%) Information Security Analyst
15 13 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
15 13 (2.95%) Head of Security
16 12 (2.72%) Security Specialist
16 12 (2.72%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.44%) .NET
2 17 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 13 (2.95%) SAML
3 13 (2.95%) Web Services
4 10 (2.27%) OAuth
5 9 (2.04%) REST
6 8 (1.81%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.81%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (1.81%) Entity Framework
6 8 (1.81%) jQuery
6 8 (1.81%) Node.js
6 8 (1.81%) OpenID
6 8 (1.81%) SOAP
6 8 (1.81%) YAML
7 7 (1.59%) HTML
8 6 (1.36%) AngularJS
8 6 (1.36%) Vue.js
9 5 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (1.13%) LDAP
10 4 (0.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 212 (48.07%) Management Information System
2 60 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.67%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.95%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.72%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.72%) Public Cloud
6 12 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (2.04%) CESG
7 9 (2.04%) Clustering
7 9 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (1.81%) iSeries
9 6 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.13%) NHS
11 4 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (0.91%) User Experience
12 3 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (0.68%) PMI
13 2 (0.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.48%) Windows
2 24 (5.44%) Linux
3 20 (4.54%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.36%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.13%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.68%) Unix
6 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.23%) Android
8 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.23%) MVS
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (31.75%) Project Management
2 129 (29.25%) Data Protection
3 118 (26.76%) Matrix Organization
4 104 (23.58%) Cybersecurity
5 68 (15.42%) DevOps
6 59 (13.38%) Risk Management
6 59 (13.38%) Security Operations
7 57 (12.93%) Risk Analysis
8 52 (11.79%) ITIL
9 47 (10.66%) Security Architecture
10 42 (9.52%) Security Management
11 40 (9.07%) Penetration Testing
12 37 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
13 34 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
13 34 (7.71%) Data Privacy
13 34 (7.71%) Service Delivery
14 32 (7.26%) Incident Management
15 31 (7.03%) Data Security
16 29 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
17 28 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.39%) Python
2 25 (5.67%) PowerShell
3 23 (5.22%) SQL
4 22 (4.99%) C#
4 22 (4.99%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.49%) C
6 10 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.81%) Java
8 6 (1.36%) Ruby
9 4 (0.91%) Java 8
10 3 (0.68%) C++
11 2 (0.45%) Lua
11 2 (0.45%) Perl
12 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 95 (21.54%) CISSP
2 59 (13.38%) CISM
3 38 (8.62%) Degree
4 30 (6.80%) CISA
5 28 (6.35%) CRISC
6 25 (5.67%) Security Cleared
7 22 (4.99%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 13 (2.95%) SC Cleared
9 10 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
10 9 (2.04%) CEH
10 9 (2.04%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.81%) CCNA
11 8 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.59%) CCNP
12 7 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.13%) HND
13 5 (1.13%) SANS
14 4 (0.91%) GIAC
14 4 (0.91%) MBA
15 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (34.69%) GDPR
2 132 (29.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (13.38%) NIST
4 34 (7.71%) SLA
5 22 (4.99%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (4.99%) ITGC
6 21 (4.76%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 21 (4.76%) HIPAA
7 15 (3.40%) COBIT
8 14 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 14 (3.17%) NCSC
9 12 (2.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 11 (2.49%) JSP 440
10 11 (2.49%) QA
11 10 (2.27%) COSO
11 10 (2.27%) ISO 22301
12 9 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 9 (2.04%) PCI DSS
13 8 (1.81%) RMADS
14 6 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.36%) Firmware
4 4 (0.91%) Docker
4 4 (0.91%) vCloud
5 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.23%) pfSense
5 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 26 (5.90%) Terraform
2 15 (3.40%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.72%) Ansible
4 10 (2.27%) Nessus
5 8 (1.81%) Puppet
6 6 (1.36%) CASB
7 5 (1.13%) Nmap
8 4 (0.91%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 2 (0.45%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (0.45%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.45%) SCCM
11 1 (0.23%) DatAdvantage
11 1 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
11 1 (0.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.85%) Qualys
2 17 (3.85%) VMware
3 14 (3.17%) CheckPoint
4 11 (2.49%) ServiceNow
5 10 (2.27%) Google
6 9 (2.04%) IBM
7 7 (1.59%) Barracuda Networks
7 7 (1.59%) McAfee
7 7 (1.59%) Palo Alto
8 6 (1.36%) Blue Coat
8 6 (1.36%) SAP
9 5 (1.13%) Remedy
10 4 (0.91%) Oracle
10 4 (0.91%) Veeam
11 3 (0.68%) Splunk
12 2 (0.45%) HP
12 2 (0.45%) Meraki
12 2 (0.45%) Sophos
12 2 (0.45%) Varonis