Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 120 92
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28 +56
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 845 786 1,147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.90% 2.70% 3.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.23% 3.02% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 672 613 825
South East median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £36,450
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £76,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +1.69% -1.67% +9.09%

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 26,149 26,007 31,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.80% 89.50% 89.24%
Number of salaries quoted 21,570 21,443 26,131
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +26 317 £60,000 +20.00% 36
Berkshire +41 220 £60,000 +9.09% 25
Surrey +8 201 £62,500 +19.05% 17
Hampshire +13 172 £55,000 - 17
West Sussex +20 64 £55,000 -8.33% 8
Kent +25 57 £57,500 +27.78% 10
Oxfordshire -21 57 £49,250 +23.13% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 40 £60,000 +4.35% 7
East Sussex -18 39 £75,000 +41.51% 6
Middlesex +5 4 £55,000 +15.79% 1
Sussex -8 1 £75,000 +30.43%
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 337 (39.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 272 (32.19%) CISSP
3 250 (29.59%) Management Information System
4 196 (23.20%) Cybersecurity
5 193 (22.84%) CISM
6 180 (21.30%) ITIL
7 171 (20.24%) Finance
8 152 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (16.92%) Risk Management
10 141 (16.69%) Degree
11 131 (15.50%) TOGAF
12 129 (15.27%) Project Management
13 122 (14.44%) Windows
14 110 (13.02%) GDPR
15 109 (12.90%) Data Protection
16 108 (12.78%) PCI DSS
17 106 (12.54%) Security Cleared
18 103 (12.19%) Microsoft
19 101 (11.95%) Security Architecture
20 100 (11.83%) Security Management
21 99 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
22 96 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
23 95 (11.24%) CISA
24 94 (11.12%) Firewall
25 90 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
26 85 (10.06%) Legal
27 84 (9.94%) Network Security
28 80 (9.47%) Information Security Management
29 79 (9.35%) Linux
29 79 (9.35%) Security Operations

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 (2.25%) CMS
2 14 (1.66%) IIS
3 10 (1.18%) Apache
3 10 (1.18%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 7 (0.83%) nginx
5 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.36%) Confluence
5 3 (0.36%) lighttpd
5 3 (0.36%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.12%) JBoss
7 1 (0.12%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (5.09%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.59%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.12%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) SAP CO
2 5 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 5 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (0.59%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.59%) SAP MM
2 5 (0.59%) SAP R/3
2 5 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (0.59%) SAP SD
3 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.36%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.24%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (4.14%) SaaS
4 25 (2.96%) IaaS
4 25 (2.96%) PaaS
5 14 (1.66%) Office 365
6 7 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
7 6 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.47%) GitHub
10 3 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.12%) G Suite
12 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.12%) NuGet
12 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (11.12%) Firewall
2 84 (9.94%) Network Security
3 37 (4.38%) VPN
4 35 (4.14%) WAN
5 34 (4.02%) LAN
5 34 (4.02%) TCP/IP
6 32 (3.79%) DNS
7 30 (3.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 22 (2.60%) SCCP
9 19 (2.25%) Internet
9 19 (2.25%) IPsec
9 19 (2.25%) Software-Defined Networking
10 16 (1.89%) SAN
11 12 (1.42%) Broadband
11 12 (1.42%) Wireless
12 9 (1.07%) Skype
13 8 (0.95%) DHCP
13 8 (0.95%) MPLS
14 7 (0.83%) CTI
14 7 (0.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.79%) Big Data
3 19 (2.25%) Hadoop
3 19 (2.25%) Oracle Exadata
3 19 (2.25%) SAP HANA
4 11 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
4 11 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.18%) NoSQL
6 8 (0.95%) MySQL
6 8 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.59%) DB2
10 4 (0.47%) Neo4j
10 4 (0.47%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.47%) Redis
11 3 (0.36%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.36%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Jenkins
1 5 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.36%) JIRA
4 2 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.12%) Ant
5 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.12%) Bower
5 1 (0.12%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.12%) Maven
5 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.12%) Selenium
5 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 171 (20.24%) Finance
2 85 (10.06%) Legal
3 38 (4.50%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.43%) Marketing
5 22 (2.60%) Retail
6 14 (1.66%) Law
7 11 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.07%) Banking
8 9 (1.07%) Local Government
9 8 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.71%) Electronics
10 6 (0.71%) Games
11 4 (0.47%) Advertising
11 4 (0.47%) Back Office
12 3 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.36%) Military
13 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.12%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 194 (22.96%) Analyst
2 135 (15.98%) Security Analyst
3 115 (13.61%) Architect
4 92 (10.89%) Security Manager
5 78 (9.23%) Information Analyst
5 78 (9.23%) Information Security Analyst
6 66 (7.81%) Information Manager
7 65 (7.69%) Consultant
8 63 (7.46%) Security Engineer
9 60 (7.10%) Information Security Manager
10 54 (6.39%) Security Officer
11 50 (5.92%) IT Analyst
12 44 (5.21%) Information Security Officer
13 42 (4.97%) Security Consultant
14 41 (4.85%) IT Manager
15 38 (4.50%) Enterprise Architect
15 38 (4.50%) Security Architect
16 34 (4.02%) Administrator
16 34 (4.02%) IT Security Analyst
17 33 (3.91%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.26%) .NET
2 25 (2.96%) .NET Framework
3 20 (2.37%) J2EE
4 19 (2.25%) REST
5 16 (1.89%) SailPoint
6 15 (1.78%) HTML
7 12 (1.42%) Node.js
8 10 (1.18%) Middleware
8 10 (1.18%) XML
9 9 (1.07%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.07%) CSS
9 9 (1.07%) HTML5
10 8 (0.95%) LAMP
11 7 (0.83%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.83%) React
11 7 (0.83%) SOAP
12 6 (0.71%) EDI
12 6 (0.71%) Vue.js
13 5 (0.59%) WSDL
13 5 (0.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 250 (29.59%) Management Information System
2 90 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (5.92%) Computer Science
5 43 (5.09%) Data Centre
6 41 (4.85%) Security Operations Centre
7 35 (4.14%) PKI
8 34 (4.02%) Data Protection Act
9 30 (3.55%) Mobile App
10 25 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
11 22 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (2.49%) User Experience
13 18 (2.13%) Public Cloud
14 17 (2.01%) Mainframe
15 14 (1.66%) Cyberattack
16 12 (1.42%) CESG
16 12 (1.42%) Smartphone
17 11 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
17 11 (1.30%) Private Cloud
18 10 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 122 (14.44%) Windows
2 79 (9.35%) Linux
3 21 (2.49%) Unix
4 20 (2.37%) Windows 7
5 18 (2.13%) Android
6 16 (1.89%) Solaris
6 16 (1.89%) Windows Server
7 14 (1.66%) Windows 10
8 13 (1.54%) CentOS
9 11 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.30%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.24%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.12%) Debian
14 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (23.20%) Cybersecurity
2 180 (21.30%) ITIL
3 152 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (16.92%) Risk Management
5 131 (15.50%) TOGAF
6 129 (15.27%) Project Management
7 109 (12.90%) Data Protection
8 101 (11.95%) Security Architecture
9 100 (11.83%) Security Management
10 99 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
11 96 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
12 80 (9.47%) Information Security Management
13 79 (9.35%) Security Operations
14 78 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
15 77 (9.11%) PRINCE2
16 76 (8.99%) SIEM
17 75 (8.88%) ISMS
17 75 (8.88%) Service Management
18 70 (8.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 65 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 44 (5.21%) SQL
2 38 (4.50%) Python
3 29 (3.43%) PowerShell
4 27 (3.20%) Java
5 20 (2.37%) Perl
6 14 (1.66%) C#
7 13 (1.54%) C
7 13 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 13 (1.54%) Ruby
8 9 (1.07%) PHP
9 7 (0.83%) C++
10 5 (0.59%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.47%) AWK
11 4 (0.47%) Bourne shell
11 4 (0.47%) Go
11 4 (0.47%) Korn
11 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.36%) ABAP
13 2 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 272 (32.19%) CISSP
2 193 (22.84%) CISM
3 141 (16.69%) Degree
4 106 (12.54%) Security Cleared
5 95 (11.24%) CISA
6 78 (9.23%) SSCP
7 66 (7.81%) CEH
8 52 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
9 40 (4.73%) SANS
9 40 (4.73%) SC Cleared
10 28 (3.31%) CISMP
10 28 (3.31%) CRISC
11 25 (2.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 24 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
13 23 (2.72%) CCSP
13 23 (2.72%) GIAC
14 21 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (2.37%) APMP
15 20 (2.37%) CCNA
15 20 (2.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 337 (39.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (13.02%) GDPR
3 108 (12.78%) PCI DSS
4 61 (7.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 52 (6.15%) COBIT
6 51 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 24 (2.84%) SLA
8 23 (2.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 18 (2.13%) ISO 9001
9 18 (2.13%) PMO
10 15 (1.78%) QA
11 14 (1.66%) Data Quality
12 11 (1.30%) FISMA
13 8 (0.95%) PSD2
13 8 (0.95%) RMADS
14 7 (0.83%) NIST 800
15 6 (0.71%) ISAE 3402
16 4 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
16 4 (0.47%) ISO 14001
16 4 (0.47%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 34 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 27 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.37%) Docker
4 19 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.47%) GlusterFS
7 4 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.36%) KVM
9 2 (0.24%) Firmware
10 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (3.55%) Nessus
2 18 (2.13%) QRadar
3 16 (1.89%) Core Impact
3 16 (1.89%) Nexpose
3 16 (1.89%) OpenVAS
4 10 (1.18%) Kubernetes
4 10 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (0.83%) Terraform
7 6 (0.71%) Ansible
7 6 (0.71%) Nmap
7 6 (0.71%) Puppet
8 5 (0.59%) CSIRT
9 4 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (0.47%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 103 (12.19%) Microsoft
2 57 (6.75%) Oracle
3 52 (6.15%) SAP
4 46 (5.44%) Cisco
5 42 (4.97%) VMware
6 37 (4.38%) McAfee
7 36 (4.26%) Qualys
8 30 (3.55%) Splunk
9 24 (2.84%) Citrix
10 21 (2.49%) Trend Micro
11 19 (2.25%) ArcSight
11 19 (2.25%) CyberArk
11 19 (2.25%) HP
12 18 (2.13%) LogRhythm
13 17 (2.01%) SolarWinds
14 16 (1.89%) AlienVault
15 15 (1.78%) Aveksa
15 15 (1.78%) Bomgar
16 14 (1.66%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.66%) LexisNexis