Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 170 104
Rank change year-on-year +55 -66 +76
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 849 580 1,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.68% 1.93% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.01% 2.20% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 592 465 1,014
South East median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £75,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,080
% change year-on-year - +5.12% +3.78%

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 28,169 26,353 34,532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.95% 87.83% 88.33%
Number of salaries quoted 23,279 21,690 29,078
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +24 360 £54,000 -10.00% 36
Berkshire +24 255 £55,000 -8.33% 27
Surrey +41 153 £60,000 - 16
Hampshire -23 135 £55,000 -8.33% 19
West Sussex +74 85 £60,000 -4.00% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 76 £50,000 - 6
Kent +12 39 £57,500 -4.17% 2
East Sussex -8 36 £57,500 -4.17% 8
Oxfordshire -37 26 £52,250 -12.92% 3
Sussex - 4 £75,000 - 1
M4 Corridor -2 3 - -
Middlesex - 2 £65,000 - 2
Home Counties +7 1 £95,000 -9.52%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 316 (37.22%) CISSP
2 263 (30.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 231 (27.21%) CISM
4 210 (24.73%) Cybersecurity
5 185 (21.79%) Finance
6 171 (20.14%) Risk Management
6 171 (20.14%) Management Information System
7 155 (18.26%) Degree
7 155 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
8 147 (17.31%) Firewall
9 126 (14.84%) ITIL
10 120 (14.13%) CISA
11 116 (13.66%) Windows
11 116 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
12 110 (12.96%) GDPR
12 110 (12.96%) Security Cleared
13 109 (12.84%) PCI DSS
13 109 (12.84%) Security Management
14 108 (12.72%) Linux
15 106 (12.49%) Network Security
16 104 (12.25%) SIEM
17 102 (12.01%) Penetration Testing
17 102 (12.01%) Microsoft
18 95 (11.19%) Computer Science
19 93 (10.95%) Data Protection
20 91 (10.72%) Security Operations
21 87 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
22 82 (9.66%) Information Security Management
23 76 (8.95%) Security Architecture
24 74 (8.72%) GIAC

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 29 (3.42%) IIS
2 15 (1.77%) Apache
3 9 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.94%) JBoss
5 3 (0.35%) Confluence
5 3 (0.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (5.42%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.59%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.35%) Elite 3E
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Primavera
4 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 50 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.42%) SaaS
4 17 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.88%) Office 365
6 8 (0.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 6 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.59%) Akamai
8 5 (0.59%) Bluemix
8 5 (0.59%) IaaS
8 5 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
9 4 (0.47%) Force.com
10 3 (0.35%) npm
11 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.24%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.24%) NuGet
11 2 (0.24%) PaaS
12 1 (0.12%) iPaaS
12 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 147 (17.31%) Firewall
2 106 (12.49%) Network Security
3 46 (5.42%) TCP/IP
4 40 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 40 (4.71%) WAN
5 34 (4.00%) VPN
6 24 (2.83%) LAN
7 22 (2.59%) DNS
7 22 (2.59%) Internet
8 20 (2.36%) Wireless
9 14 (1.65%) DHCP
9 14 (1.65%) SAN
9 14 (1.65%) SCCP
9 14 (1.65%) SSL
10 12 (1.41%) HTTP
10 12 (1.41%) IPsec
11 10 (1.18%) IPv6
12 9 (1.06%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.82%) IPv4
14 5 (0.59%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.30%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.06%) Big Data
4 8 (0.94%) MySQL
4 8 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (0.59%) Data Lake
5 5 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
5 5 (0.59%) Power BI
5 5 (0.59%) RDBMS
5 5 (0.59%) Redis
6 3 (0.35%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (1.77%) Selenium
2 14 (1.65%) Maven
3 9 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.94%) Ant
4 8 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.47%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.47%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.47%) Subversion
8 3 (0.35%) Bower
8 3 (0.35%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.12%) Grunt
9 1 (0.12%) gulp
9 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.12%) JIRA
9 1 (0.12%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.12%) Moq
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
General
1 185 (21.79%) Finance
2 64 (7.54%) Legal
3 45 (5.30%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.00%) Marketing
5 16 (1.88%) Retail
6 14 (1.65%) Military
7 13 (1.53%) Law
8 12 (1.41%) Banking
8 12 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.82%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.59%) Advertising
10 5 (0.59%) Games
11 3 (0.35%) Back Office
11 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 172 (20.26%) Analyst
2 148 (17.43%) Consultant
3 138 (16.25%) Security Manager
4 136 (16.02%) Security Analyst
5 118 (13.90%) Security Consultant
6 102 (12.01%) Information Security Manager
7 90 (10.60%) Information Manager
8 74 (8.72%) Information Security Consultant
9 66 (7.77%) Architect
10 61 (7.18%) Information Analyst
10 61 (7.18%) Information Security Analyst
11 37 (4.36%) Senior Consultant
12 35 (4.12%) Security Engineer
13 32 (3.77%) Security Architect
13 32 (3.77%) Security Officer
13 32 (3.77%) Senior Manager
14 31 (3.65%) IT Manager
14 31 (3.65%) Senior Security Consultant
15 29 (3.42%) Senior Information Security Consultant
16 21 (2.47%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.00%) Middleware
2 15 (1.77%) LDAP
3 14 (1.65%) Hibernate
3 14 (1.65%) Spring
4 11 (1.30%) REST
4 11 (1.30%) SailPoint
5 10 (1.18%) HTML
6 9 (1.06%) CSS
7 8 (0.94%) Node.js
7 8 (0.94%) SOAP
7 8 (0.94%) Visualforce
8 7 (0.82%) .NET
8 7 (0.82%) 802.1X
8 7 (0.82%) Web Services
9 6 (0.71%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.59%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.59%) JSON
10 5 (0.59%) XML
11 4 (0.47%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 171 (20.14%) Management Information System
2 155 (18.26%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (11.19%) Computer Science
4 62 (7.30%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (5.42%) Data Centre
6 37 (4.36%) Security Operations Centre
7 30 (3.53%) NHS
8 22 (2.59%) Cyberthreat
8 22 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
9 17 (2.00%) Private Cloud
10 16 (1.88%) Device Driver
10 16 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
14 9 (1.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 9 (1.06%) PKI
15 8 (0.94%) Mobile App
16 7 (0.82%) Clustering
17 5 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 116 (13.66%) Windows
2 108 (12.72%) Linux
3 42 (4.95%) Unix
4 35 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 21 (2.47%) Android
6 16 (1.88%) Mac OS X
6 16 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.06%) Windows 7
9 8 (0.94%) FreeBSD
9 8 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.71%) AIX
11 6 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (0.59%) CentOS
13 4 (0.47%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.35%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.12%) Solaris
15 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (24.73%) Cybersecurity
2 171 (20.14%) Risk Management
3 126 (14.84%) ITIL
4 116 (13.66%) Problem-Solving
5 109 (12.84%) Security Management
6 104 (12.25%) SIEM
7 102 (12.01%) Penetration Testing
8 93 (10.95%) Data Protection
9 91 (10.72%) Security Operations
10 87 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
11 82 (9.66%) Information Security Management
12 76 (8.95%) Security Architecture
13 69 (8.13%) Incident Management
14 68 (8.01%) Risk Assessment
15 64 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
16 62 (7.30%) Business Continuity
17 58 (6.83%) Security Monitoring
18 56 (6.60%) ISMS
18 56 (6.60%) Project Management
19 53 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 37 (4.36%) SQL
2 36 (4.24%) C
3 32 (3.77%) Python
4 31 (3.65%) JavaScript
5 30 (3.53%) PowerShell
6 29 (3.42%) Java
7 20 (2.36%) C++
8 15 (1.77%) Bash Shell
9 14 (1.65%) Java 8
10 9 (1.06%) C#
11 8 (0.94%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.71%) Perl
12 6 (0.71%) Ruby
12 6 (0.71%) VB
13 4 (0.47%) SOQL
13 4 (0.47%) SOSL
13 4 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.47%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.35%) PHP
14 3 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 316 (37.22%) CISSP
2 231 (27.21%) CISM
3 155 (18.26%) Degree
4 120 (14.13%) CISA
5 110 (12.96%) Security Cleared
6 74 (8.72%) GIAC
7 67 (7.89%) CEH
8 62 (7.30%) SC Cleared
9 50 (5.89%) Cisco Certification
10 47 (5.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 42 (4.95%) CRISC
12 41 (4.83%) SSCP
13 39 (4.59%) DV Cleared
14 33 (3.89%) SANS
15 25 (2.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 25 (2.94%) CCSP
16 24 (2.83%) GCIH
17 21 (2.47%) IISP
18 19 (2.24%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
19 17 (2.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (30.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (12.96%) GDPR
3 109 (12.84%) PCI DSS
4 45 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 43 (5.06%) COBIT
6 37 (4.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 28 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 17 (2.00%) ISAE 3402
9 15 (1.77%) SLA
10 13 (1.53%) ISO 22301
10 13 (1.53%) QA
11 12 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 11 (1.30%) ISO 31000
13 8 (0.94%) GPG13
13 8 (0.94%) PSD2
14 7 (0.82%) ISO 9001
15 6 (0.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 6 (0.71%) PMO
16 4 (0.47%) HIPAA
System Software
1 42 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 30 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.18%) Docker
5 4 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.12%) Snort
7 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (2.47%) Nessus
2 15 (1.77%) QRadar
3 12 (1.41%) Puppet
4 11 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (0.94%) IBM BigFix
6 8 (0.94%) Juniper STRM
6 8 (0.94%) OpenVAS
6 8 (0.94%) RSA enVision
6 8 (0.94%) RSA Security Analytics
6 8 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (0.82%) WSUS
8 6 (0.71%) Core Impact
8 6 (0.71%) Nexpose
9 5 (0.59%) Ansible
9 5 (0.59%) Grafana
9 5 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (0.59%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.47%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 102 (12.01%) Microsoft
2 38 (4.48%) Oracle
3 37 (4.36%) VMware
4 35 (4.12%) Cisco
5 31 (3.65%) CheckPoint
6 25 (2.94%) LogRhythm
7 22 (2.59%) Qualys
8 17 (2.00%) CyberArk
8 17 (2.00%) IBM
8 17 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.00%) Splunk
9 16 (1.88%) ArcSight
10 13 (1.53%) SolarWinds
11 12 (1.41%) Blue Coat
11 12 (1.41%) Darktrace
11 12 (1.41%) Juniper
12 11 (1.30%) Citrix
12 11 (1.30%) Palo Alto
13 10 (1.18%) Fortinet
14 9 (1.06%) Capita