Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 116 133
Rank change year-on-year +29 +17 +9
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 911 872 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.40% 2.81% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.73% 3.13% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 659 620 585
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +1.85%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £87,500 £76,250
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 24,414 27,901 28,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.21% 89.87% 89.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19,964 23,021 23,335
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Information Security as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 +48 444 £60,000 +14.29% 44
Berkshire +29 288 £60,000 +9.09% 28
Hampshire +54 188 £52,500 -9.48% 17
Surrey -3 152 £58,750 +6.82% 23
Buckinghamshire +20 85 £60,000 +20.00% 10
Oxfordshire +72 68 £51,000 +20.00% 6
West Sussex -20 59 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Kent +15 35 £37,500 -26.83% 9
East Sussex +6 32 £75,000 +36.36% 5
Middlesex +12 7 £72,500 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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.

1 323 (35.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 317 (34.80%) Management Information System
3 281 (30.85%) CISSP
4 233 (25.58%) Cybersecurity
5 211 (23.16%) ITIL
6 179 (19.65%) CISM
7 178 (19.54%) Risk Management
8 163 (17.89%) Windows
9 159 (17.45%) Degree
10 155 (17.01%) Firewall
11 153 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
12 151 (16.58%) Finance
13 138 (15.15%) Data Protection
14 133 (14.60%) Microsoft
15 123 (13.50%) Security Management
16 122 (13.39%) Project Management
16 122 (13.39%) SIEM
17 118 (12.95%) GDPR
18 117 (12.84%) Logistics
19 112 (12.29%) Network Security
20 110 (12.07%) TOGAF
20 110 (12.07%) Legal
21 108 (11.86%) Information Security Management
22 106 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
23 105 (11.53%) Vulnerability Management
23 105 (11.53%) Linux
24 104 (11.42%) PCI DSS
24 104 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
25 102 (11.20%) Security Operations
26 101 (11.09%) Security Cleared

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 28 (3.07%) IIS
2 14 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
3 12 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.21%) Apache
5 10 (1.10%) MS Exchange
6 8 (0.88%) CMS
7 5 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.44%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.22%) Site Server
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.11%) Drupal
10 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) SAP GRC
3 5 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.55%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.44%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.44%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.33%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.33%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.33%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 86 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 64 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
3 48 (5.27%) SaaS
4 46 (5.05%) Office 365
5 44 (4.83%) IaaS
6 28 (3.07%) PaaS
7 8 (0.88%) Akamai
8 7 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.11%) GitHub
12 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 155 (17.01%) Firewall
2 112 (12.29%) Network Security
3 60 (6.59%) WAN
4 57 (6.26%) LAN
5 53 (5.82%) TCP/IP
6 44 (4.83%) DNS
6 44 (4.83%) VPN
7 29 (3.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 23 (2.52%) SAN
9 21 (2.31%) Internet
10 16 (1.76%) SCCP
11 15 (1.65%) IPsec
11 15 (1.65%) MPLS
12 13 (1.43%) SSL
13 12 (1.32%) Wireshark
14 11 (1.21%) SNMP
14 11 (1.21%) VLAN
15 9 (0.99%) DHCP
16 8 (0.88%) Wireless
17 7 (0.77%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.16%) SQL Server
2 39 (4.28%) Big Data
3 12 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
4 8 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (0.77%) Hadoop
5 7 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
5 7 (0.77%) SAP HANA
5 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.55%) DB2
7 5 (0.55%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.44%) GIS
8 4 (0.44%) MS Access
8 4 (0.44%) MySQL
8 4 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.44%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (0.44%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (0.22%) JIRA
3 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 151 (16.58%) Finance
2 110 (12.07%) Legal
3 38 (4.17%) Marketing
4 35 (3.84%) Telecoms
5 27 (2.96%) Law
6 21 (2.31%) Back Office
7 17 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (1.54%) Local Government
9 13 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.43%) Retail
10 10 (1.10%) Banking
11 9 (0.99%) Electronics
12 5 (0.55%) Billing
12 5 (0.55%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Advertising
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) Military
13 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 246 (27.00%) Analyst
2 144 (15.81%) Security Analyst
3 89 (9.77%) Consultant
4 88 (9.66%) Security Manager
5 87 (9.55%) Architect
6 75 (8.23%) Security Engineer
7 66 (7.24%) Information Analyst
7 66 (7.24%) Information Security Analyst
8 64 (7.03%) Security Consultant
9 55 (6.04%) Information Manager
10 49 (5.38%) Information Security Manager
11 44 (4.83%) Senior Analyst
12 38 (4.17%) Security Officer
13 34 (3.73%) Information Security Consultant
13 34 (3.73%) Information Security Officer
13 34 (3.73%) IT Manager
14 33 (3.62%) IT Analyst
15 30 (3.29%) Information Officer
15 30 (3.29%) Risk Analyst
15 30 (3.29%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.09%) .NET
2 14 (1.54%) HTML
2 14 (1.54%) REST
3 10 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 9 (0.99%) CSS
4 9 (0.99%) HTML5
5 8 (0.88%) EDI
5 8 (0.88%) XML
6 7 (0.77%) J2EE
6 7 (0.77%) SOAP
7 6 (0.66%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.66%) OAuth
7 6 (0.66%) React
7 6 (0.66%) RESTful
7 6 (0.66%) Vue.js
8 5 (0.55%) jQuery
8 5 (0.55%) Node.js
8 5 (0.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (0.44%) WCF
9 4 (0.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 317 (34.80%) Management Information System
2 106 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (7.24%) Security Operations Centre
4 49 (5.38%) Data Protection Act
5 38 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
6 37 (4.06%) PKI
7 33 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 31 (3.40%) Data Centre
9 23 (2.52%) Virtual Team
10 15 (1.65%) CESG
10 15 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
10 15 (1.65%) User Experience
11 14 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.43%) iPhone
12 13 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 12 (1.32%) Mainframe
13 12 (1.32%) NHS
13 12 (1.32%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.21%) e-Health
14 11 (1.21%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 163 (17.89%) Windows
2 105 (11.53%) Linux
3 45 (4.94%) Windows Server
4 29 (3.18%) Windows 7
5 27 (2.96%) Android
6 18 (1.98%) Windows 10
7 14 (1.54%) CentOS
7 14 (1.54%) Unix
8 10 (1.10%) Mac OS X
9 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.55%) Solaris
11 4 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.44%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.22%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.11%) Debian
13 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (25.58%) Cybersecurity
2 211 (23.16%) ITIL
3 178 (19.54%) Risk Management
4 153 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
5 138 (15.15%) Data Protection
6 123 (13.50%) Security Management
7 122 (13.39%) Project Management
7 122 (13.39%) SIEM
8 117 (12.84%) Logistics
9 110 (12.07%) TOGAF
10 108 (11.86%) Information Security Management
11 105 (11.53%) Vulnerability Management
12 104 (11.42%) Problem-Solving
13 102 (11.20%) Security Operations
14 92 (10.10%) ISMS
15 86 (9.44%) PRINCE2
16 84 (9.22%) Incident Management
17 82 (9.00%) Enterprise Architecture
18 79 (8.67%) Service Management
19 77 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (6.37%) SQL
2 36 (3.95%) Python
3 28 (3.07%) PowerShell
4 25 (2.74%) Java
5 18 (1.98%) C
6 17 (1.87%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.43%) Perl
7 13 (1.43%) PHP
8 12 (1.32%) C#
8 12 (1.32%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.10%) C++
10 8 (0.88%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.44%) ABAP
12 3 (0.33%) Go
12 3 (0.33%) Ruby
13 2 (0.22%) VBScript
14 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 281 (30.85%) CISSP
2 179 (19.65%) CISM
3 159 (17.45%) Degree
4 101 (11.09%) Security Cleared
5 87 (9.55%) CISA
6 72 (7.90%) Cisco Certification
7 69 (7.57%) SSCP
8 54 (5.93%) SC Cleared
9 53 (5.82%) CEH
10 48 (5.27%) Computer Science Degree
11 47 (5.16%) CRISC
11 47 (5.16%) SANS
12 31 (3.40%) CCSP
13 30 (3.29%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 29 (3.18%) DV Cleared
15 27 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (2.63%) GIAC
17 23 (2.52%) OSCP
18 21 (2.31%) CCNA
19 20 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 323 (35.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 118 (12.95%) GDPR
3 104 (11.42%) PCI DSS
4 69 (7.57%) COBIT
5 57 (6.26%) Cyber Essentials
6 53 (5.82%) SLA
7 47 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 35 (3.84%) PMO
9 21 (2.31%) ISO 9001
9 21 (2.31%) QA
10 14 (1.54%) BS7799
11 10 (1.10%) Data Quality
11 10 (1.10%) ISO 22301
12 9 (0.99%) RMADS
13 8 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 7 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 6 (0.66%) ISAE 3402
16 5 (0.55%) FISMA
17 4 (0.44%) PSD2
18 3 (0.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 57 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 31 (3.40%) Hyper-V
3 28 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.65%) Docker
5 7 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.55%) Firmware
6 5 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.22%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (1.87%) Terraform
2 16 (1.76%) Nessus
2 16 (1.76%) SCOM
3 15 (1.65%) CSIRT
4 14 (1.54%) SCCM
5 13 (1.43%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.21%) Nmap
6 11 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.44%) FortiGate
9 4 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.22%) CASB
11 2 (0.22%) OSSEC
11 2 (0.22%) QRadar
Vendors
1 133 (14.60%) Microsoft
2 72 (7.90%) Oracle
3 56 (6.15%) Cisco
4 39 (4.28%) VMware
5 37 (4.06%) Citrix
6 33 (3.62%) SAP
7 29 (3.18%) McAfee
8 25 (2.74%) Qualys
9 23 (2.52%) Splunk
10 22 (2.41%) Sony
11 20 (2.20%) Trend Micro
12 17 (1.87%) ServiceNow
13 15 (1.65%) CheckPoint
14 14 (1.54%) iManage
14 14 (1.54%) Palo Alto
14 14 (1.54%) Riverbed
14 14 (1.54%) Tripwire
15 13 (1.43%) Symantec
16 11 (1.21%) Red Hat
17 8 (0.88%) Salesforce.com