Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 92 99
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 +25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 549 480 836
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.70% 3.21% 3.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.99% 3.51% 3.48%
Number of salaries quoted 294 332 523
10th Percentile £37,998 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £58,250 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.58% +1.30% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 13,743 13,659 24,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 92.58% 91.34% 91.69%
Number of salaries quoted 9,899 11,113 19,574
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £28,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
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 14 June 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 14 June 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 +3 221 £62,500 - 32
Berkshire +9 152 £66,500 +6.40% 14
Surrey +5 110 £60,000 -7.69% 19
Hampshire +13 87 £52,500 +16.67% 12
West Sussex +8 72 £52,500 -16.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -4 37 £55,000 - 10
Oxfordshire +21 32 £45,000 -37.93% 8
East Sussex -25 27 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Kent -5 24 £50,000 +66.67% 6
Middlesex -1 3 £55,000 -
Home Counties - 1 £110,000 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 307 (55.92%) Social Skills
2 218 (39.71%) Management Information System
3 153 (27.87%) Project Management
4 152 (27.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 150 (27.32%) GDPR
6 148 (26.96%) Data Protection
7 146 (26.59%) Legal
8 127 (23.13%) Cybersecurity
9 124 (22.59%) Presentation Skills
10 117 (21.31%) Matrix Organization
11 114 (20.77%) Manufacturing
12 113 (20.58%) Azure
13 110 (20.04%) CISSP
14 108 (19.67%) Law
15 107 (19.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 102 (18.58%) Finance
17 89 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
18 82 (14.94%) CISM
19 81 (14.75%) Risk Management
20 76 (13.84%) Microsoft
21 72 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
22 71 (12.93%) Microsoft 365
23 69 (12.57%) Degree
23 69 (12.57%) Security Operations
23 69 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
24 65 (11.84%) DevOps
25 64 (11.66%) Service Delivery
26 61 (11.11%) ITIL
27 57 (10.38%) Line Management
28 56 (10.20%) NIST

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 (1.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (1.46%) Apache
3 7 (1.28%) IIS
4 6 (1.09%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.36%) Drupal
6 2 (0.36%) nginx
7 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.09%) Maximo
2 5 (0.91%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 113 (20.58%) Azure
2 71 (12.93%) Microsoft 365
3 37 (6.74%) SaaS
4 31 (5.65%) AWS
5 28 (5.10%) PaaS
6 23 (4.19%) IaaS
6 23 (4.19%) Power Platform
7 21 (3.83%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (2.55%) Serverless
9 12 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (2.00%) BPaaS
11 9 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (1.64%) Amazon EKS
11 9 (1.64%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.46%) GCP
13 6 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (1.09%) PowerApps
13 6 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.02%) Firewall
2 27 (4.92%) Network Security
3 20 (3.64%) DHCP
3 20 (3.64%) DNS
4 18 (3.28%) VPN
4 18 (3.28%) Wireless
5 12 (2.19%) Internet
5 12 (2.19%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.82%) WAAS
7 6 (1.09%) Skype
8 5 (0.91%) SAN
9 4 (0.73%) LAN
9 4 (0.73%) SSL
10 3 (0.55%) DMZ
10 3 (0.55%) IPv6
10 3 (0.55%) NAS
11 2 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.36%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.10%) Power BI
3 9 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.91%) Big Data
6 5 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.91%) MS Access
6 5 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.36%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.36%) MySQL
10 1 (0.18%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 10 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.73%) GitLab
2 4 (0.73%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.18%) JIRA
4 1 (0.18%) Selenium
General
1 307 (55.92%) Social Skills
2 146 (26.59%) Legal
3 124 (22.59%) Presentation Skills
4 114 (20.77%) Manufacturing
5 108 (19.67%) Law
6 107 (19.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 102 (18.58%) Finance
8 89 (16.21%) Analytical Skills
9 49 (8.93%) Organisational Skills
10 45 (8.20%) Retail
11 21 (3.83%) Influencing Skills
12 19 (3.46%) Telecoms
13 12 (2.19%) Public Sector
14 7 (1.28%) Aerospace
15 6 (1.09%) Marketing
16 5 (0.91%) Digital Economy
17 4 (0.73%) Banking
17 4 (0.73%) Military
17 4 (0.73%) Multimedia
18 3 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 113 (20.58%) Administrator
2 104 (18.94%) Data Administrator
3 88 (16.03%) Analyst
4 60 (10.93%) Security Analyst
5 44 (8.01%) Architect
5 44 (8.01%) IT Analyst
6 32 (5.83%) Information Analyst
6 32 (5.83%) Information Security Analyst
7 29 (5.28%) Security Architect
8 27 (4.92%) IT Security Analyst
9 25 (4.55%) Consultant
10 23 (4.19%) Risk Analyst
10 23 (4.19%) Security Officer
10 23 (4.19%) Security Specialist
11 22 (4.01%) Information Officer
11 22 (4.01%) Information Security Officer
12 21 (3.83%) IT Risk Analyst
12 21 (3.83%) Security Engineer
13 20 (3.64%) Security Administrator
14 19 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.73%) .NET
2 9 (1.64%) OAuth
2 9 (1.64%) SAML
3 7 (1.28%) .NET Framework
3 7 (1.28%) CGI
3 7 (1.28%) jQuery
3 7 (1.28%) Web Services
4 6 (1.09%) OpenID
5 5 (0.91%) AngularJS
5 5 (0.91%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (0.91%) Entity Framework
5 5 (0.91%) HTML
5 5 (0.91%) REST
5 5 (0.91%) SOAP
6 4 (0.73%) CSS
6 4 (0.73%) Vue.js
7 3 (0.55%) Kafka
7 3 (0.55%) React
Miscellaneous
1 218 (39.71%) Management Information System
2 35 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.10%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.00%) Cloud Native
6 10 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 10 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.28%) iSeries
9 6 (1.09%) Clustering
9 6 (1.09%) Renewable Energy
9 6 (1.09%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (0.91%) CESG
10 5 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.73%) CMDB
11 4 (0.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (0.73%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.73%) PMI
12 3 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (6.56%) Windows
2 18 (3.28%) Linux
3 15 (2.73%) Windows Server
4 9 (1.64%) Unix
5 7 (1.28%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.73%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.55%) Android
7 3 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.55%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.55%) Solaris
7 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (27.87%) Project Management
2 148 (26.96%) Data Protection
3 127 (23.13%) Cybersecurity
4 117 (21.31%) Matrix Organization
5 81 (14.75%) Risk Management
6 72 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (12.57%) Problem-Solving
7 69 (12.57%) Security Operations
8 65 (11.84%) DevOps
9 64 (11.66%) Service Delivery
10 61 (11.11%) ITIL
11 57 (10.38%) Line Management
12 45 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (7.83%) Security Architecture
14 42 (7.65%) Risk Analysis
15 39 (7.10%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
17 36 (6.56%) Time Management
18 34 (6.19%) Facilities Management
19 32 (5.83%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 30 (5.46%) C
2 29 (5.28%) Python
3 22 (4.01%) PowerShell
4 18 (3.28%) SQL
5 16 (2.91%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.55%) C#
7 10 (1.82%) Java
8 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.73%) Ruby
10 2 (0.36%) PHP
11 1 (0.18%) C++
11 1 (0.18%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.18%) R
11 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 110 (20.04%) CISSP
2 82 (14.94%) CISM
3 69 (12.57%) Degree
4 36 (6.56%) CRISC
5 32 (5.83%) Security Cleared
6 28 (5.10%) CISA
7 19 (3.46%) SC Cleared
8 18 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (2.91%) CCNA
9 16 (2.91%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 13 (2.37%) CEH
12 11 (2.00%) CCNP
13 9 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.64%) MBA
14 8 (1.46%) CompTIA Security+
15 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (1.28%) SANS
16 5 (0.91%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (27.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 150 (27.32%) GDPR
3 56 (10.20%) NIST
4 50 (9.11%) SLA
5 30 (5.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 22 (4.01%) GRC
7 16 (2.91%) PCI DSS
8 13 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 12 (2.19%) NIST 800
10 11 (2.00%) COBIT
10 11 (2.00%) ITGC
11 10 (1.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 10 (1.82%) HIPAA
11 10 (1.82%) NCSC
12 9 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 6 (1.09%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 5 (0.91%) JSP 440
14 5 (0.91%) QA
15 4 (0.73%) RMADS
System Software
1 25 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.55%) Firmware
4 7 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.91%) Docker
5 5 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.36%) pfSense
6 2 (0.36%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.36%) XenApp
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 15 (2.73%) Terraform
2 11 (2.00%) Puppet
3 8 (1.46%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.28%) Ansible
4 7 (1.28%) CASB
4 7 (1.28%) SCCM
5 4 (0.73%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (0.73%) Nessus
5 4 (0.73%) Nmap
6 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.36%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.18%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.18%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 76 (13.84%) Microsoft
2 23 (4.19%) VMware
3 13 (2.37%) CheckPoint
4 12 (2.19%) ServiceNow
5 11 (2.00%) Cisco
5 11 (2.00%) Palo Alto
6 10 (1.82%) McAfee
7 9 (1.64%) Blue Coat
7 9 (1.64%) Citrix
8 8 (1.46%) Qualys
9 7 (1.28%) Google
9 7 (1.28%) IBM
9 7 (1.28%) Oracle
10 5 (0.91%) Splunk
11 4 (0.73%) SAP
12 3 (0.55%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (0.55%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.55%) Palantir
13 2 (0.36%) Fortinet
13 2 (0.36%) WatchGuard