Period
to 19 October 2017

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

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 90 144
Rank change year-on-year -28 +54 +16
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 786 1155 923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.72% 3.26% 2.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.12% 3.73% 2.51%
Number of salaries quoted 614 834 820
South East median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £72,575
England median annual salary £58,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -2.50% +9.09% +4.76%

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 25225 30928 36723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.24% 87.26% 86.64%
Number of salaries quoted 20729 25721 30137
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%

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 19 October 2017.

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 19 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 -64 276 £50,000 -9.09% 25
Surrey +27 232 £52,500 -4.55% 12
Berkshire -88 139 £55,000 - 20
Hampshire -20 121 £55,000 - 7
Oxfordshire +62 86 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 53 £55,000 -2.22% 4
Kent -21 46 £45,000 -14.29% 2
West Sussex +26 43 £60,000 +4.35% 3
East Sussex +19 35 £53,000 +0.95%
Sussex +1 11 £57,500 +21.05%
Middlesex +15 10 £47,500 -17.39% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT jobs citing Information Security 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 Information Security.

1 334 (42.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 296 (37.66%) CISSP
3 261 (33.21%) Cybersecurity
4 228 (29.01%) Penetration Testing
5 202 (25.70%) Finance
6 197 (25.06%) CISM
7 186 (23.66%) Risk Management
8 180 (22.90%) Firewall
9 174 (22.14%) Management Information System
9 174 (22.14%) Degree
9 174 (22.14%) PCI DSS
10 173 (22.01%) ITIL
11 113 (14.38%) SIEM
12 102 (12.98%) Data Protection
12 102 (12.98%) Security Architecture
13 100 (12.72%) Windows
14 98 (12.47%) Linux
15 97 (12.34%) Risk Assessment
16 96 (12.21%) Microsoft
16 96 (12.21%) Network Security
17 90 (11.45%) Security Cleared
18 89 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
19 88 (11.20%) Security Management
20 87 (11.07%) Active Directory
20 87 (11.07%) Computer Science
21 81 (10.31%) Information Security Management
22 77 (9.80%) Security Operations
22 77 (9.80%) GDPR
23 72 (9.16%) Project Management
24 71 (9.03%) CEH

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 19 (2.42%) MS Exchange
2 13 (1.65%) IIS
3 10 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.27%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.76%) Apache
5 5 (0.64%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.38%) nginx
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.25%) Moodle
7 2 (0.25%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.25%) Totara
8 1 (0.13%) CMS
8 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.13%) JBoss
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.38%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.12%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (4.83%) SaaS
3 31 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (3.31%) IaaS
5 16 (2.04%) Office 365
6 5 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 180 (22.90%) Firewall
2 96 (12.21%) Network Security
3 58 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.07%) LAN
5 31 (3.94%) SAN
6 28 (3.56%) WAN
7 26 (3.31%) VPN
8 19 (2.42%) Internet
9 18 (2.29%) Wireless
10 17 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (1.78%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (1.65%) VLAN
13 10 (1.27%) SSL
14 9 (1.15%) Cisco PIX
14 9 (1.15%) DMVPN
14 9 (1.15%) FWSM
14 9 (1.15%) HTTP
14 9 (1.15%) IPsec
14 9 (1.15%) SMTP
15 7 (0.89%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.91%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (0.76%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.51%) Big Data
5 4 (0.51%) Ingres
5 4 (0.51%) MySQL
5 4 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.25%) GIS
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.13%) MS Access
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (2.67%) Metasploit
2 7 (0.89%) Burp Suite
2 7 (0.89%) Selenium
3 6 (0.76%) Bower
3 6 (0.76%) Grunt
4 5 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.64%) Maven
5 2 (0.25%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.25%) JIRA
5 2 (0.25%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 202 (25.70%) Finance
2 41 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 40 (5.09%) Legal
4 16 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.04%) Marketing
5 13 (1.65%) Digital Economy
6 12 (1.53%) Retail
7 10 (1.27%) Banking
8 9 (1.15%) Electronics
9 8 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.02%) Local Government
10 7 (0.89%) Automotive
10 7 (0.89%) Games
11 5 (0.64%) Advertising
11 5 (0.64%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.64%) Billing
11 5 (0.64%) Military
12 3 (0.38%) Law
12 3 (0.38%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (20.99%) Analyst
2 151 (19.21%) Security Analyst
3 138 (17.56%) Consultant
4 109 (13.87%) Security Consultant
5 80 (10.18%) Architect
6 66 (8.40%) Information Analyst
6 66 (8.40%) Security Manager
7 62 (7.89%) Information Security Analyst
8 54 (6.87%) IT Analyst
9 51 (6.49%) Business Manager
10 50 (6.36%) IT Security Analyst
11 47 (5.98%) Information Security Manager
12 46 (5.85%) Security Engineer
13 44 (5.60%) Business Development Manager
13 44 (5.60%) Development Manager
13 44 (5.60%) Information Manager
14 40 (5.09%) Information Security Consultant
15 34 (4.33%) Security Architect
16 27 (3.44%) IT Manager
17 20 (2.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (4.45%) Web Services
2 25 (3.18%) .NET
3 22 (2.80%) Middleware
4 21 (2.67%) HTML
5 7 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (0.76%) JSON
6 6 (0.76%) LESS
6 6 (0.76%) Lucene
6 6 (0.76%) Sass
6 6 (0.76%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 5 (0.64%) CSS
7 5 (0.64%) Hibernate
7 5 (0.64%) LAMP
7 5 (0.64%) Regular Expression
7 5 (0.64%) RESTful
7 5 (0.64%) WSH
8 4 (0.51%) HTML5
8 4 (0.51%) REST
8 4 (0.51%) Spring
8 4 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 174 (22.14%) Management Information System
2 87 (11.07%) Computer Science
3 64 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (8.14%) Data Centre
4 57 (7.25%) Cyberthreat
5 38 (4.83%) Data Protection Act
6 22 (2.80%) NHS
7 21 (2.67%) CESG
8 19 (2.42%) PKI
9 18 (2.29%) Driving Licence
9 18 (2.29%) Mobile App
10 17 (2.16%) Cyber Defence
11 16 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 12 (1.53%) Cyber Attack
14 8 (1.02%) Cybercrime
14 8 (1.02%) iSeries
15 6 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
15 6 (0.76%) Internet of Things
15 6 (0.76%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 100 (12.72%) Windows
2 98 (12.47%) Linux
3 40 (5.09%) Windows Server
4 34 (4.33%) Unix
5 13 (1.65%) Solaris
6 11 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.27%) Kali Linux
8 9 (1.15%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.89%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.76%) CentOS
10 6 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.64%) Android
12 1 (0.13%) Debian
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (33.21%) Cybersecurity
2 228 (29.01%) Penetration Testing
3 186 (23.66%) Risk Management
4 173 (22.01%) ITIL
5 113 (14.38%) SIEM
6 102 (12.98%) Data Protection
6 102 (12.98%) Security Architecture
7 97 (12.34%) Risk Assessment
8 89 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
9 88 (11.20%) Security Management
10 81 (10.31%) Information Security Management
11 77 (9.80%) Security Operations
12 72 (9.16%) Project Management
13 69 (8.78%) Vulnerability Management
14 63 (8.02%) ISMS
14 63 (8.02%) TOGAF
15 62 (7.89%) PRINCE2
16 56 (7.12%) Business Development
17 55 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
18 54 (6.87%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 31 (3.94%) SQL
2 27 (3.44%) C
3 23 (2.93%) Python
4 21 (2.67%) Java
5 19 (2.42%) Perl
6 14 (1.78%) PowerShell
7 13 (1.65%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.65%) C#
8 11 (1.40%) C++
9 10 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.27%) Ruby
10 9 (1.15%) PHP
11 7 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.76%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.76%) VBScript
13 4 (0.51%) AWK
13 4 (0.51%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.51%) Korn
14 3 (0.38%) COBOL
15 2 (0.25%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 296 (37.66%) CISSP
2 197 (25.06%) CISM
3 174 (22.14%) Degree
4 90 (11.45%) Security Cleared
5 71 (9.03%) CEH
6 61 (7.76%) CISA
7 48 (6.11%) SC Cleared
8 46 (5.85%) CRISC
9 44 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
10 43 (5.47%) GIAC
11 34 (4.33%) CREST Certified
12 32 (4.07%) Computer Science Degree
12 32 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (3.31%) CCNP
13 26 (3.31%) MCSE
13 26 (3.31%) OSCP
14 18 (2.29%) CCNA
14 18 (2.29%) DV Cleared
14 18 (2.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 15 (1.91%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 334 (42.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 174 (22.14%) PCI DSS
3 77 (9.80%) GDPR
4 64 (8.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 44 (5.60%) Cyber Essentials
6 36 (4.58%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 29 (3.69%) QA
7 29 (3.69%) SLA
8 20 (2.54%) COBIT
9 16 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 16 (2.04%) ISO 22301
10 13 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (1.53%) ISO 9001
12 10 (1.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 9 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 9 (1.15%) RMADS
14 8 (1.02%) NIST 800
15 7 (0.89%) Data Quality
16 6 (0.76%) ISO 31000
16 6 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 87 (11.07%) Active Directory
2 31 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.02%) Docker
6 4 (0.51%) GlusterFS
6 4 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.38%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.38%) vSphere
8 2 (0.25%) Xen
9 1 (0.13%) XenApp
9 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (3.44%) Nessus
2 12 (1.53%) Nmap
3 8 (1.02%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.89%) CSIRT
4 7 (0.89%) SCCM
5 6 (0.76%) Ansible
5 6 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 6 (0.76%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.64%) Puppet
7 4 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.51%) Oracle ZFS
7 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (0.38%) SCOM
9 2 (0.25%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.25%) Cacti
9 2 (0.25%) Nagios
9 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 96 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 65 (8.27%) Cisco
3 62 (7.89%) VMware
4 27 (3.44%) Oracle
5 20 (2.54%) Splunk
6 17 (2.16%) F5
7 16 (2.04%) LogRhythm
7 16 (2.04%) Qualys
8 15 (1.91%) CA
8 15 (1.91%) CheckPoint
8 15 (1.91%) Palo Alto
9 14 (1.78%) HP
10 13 (1.65%) Fortinet
10 13 (1.65%) Juniper
10 13 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.40%) ArcSight
12 10 (1.27%) Apple
12 10 (1.27%) Blue Coat
12 10 (1.27%) Citrix
13 9 (1.15%) SAP