Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 106 137
Rank change year-on-year -9 +31 +24
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 885 1007 1002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.82% 2.95% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 3.37% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 659 736 880
South East median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £73,525
England median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +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 27474 29866 36701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.44% 87.46% 87.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22566 24748 30580
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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -46 304 £52,500 -4.55% 20
Surrey +52 252 £52,500 -4.55% 14
Berkshire -47 187 £55,000 - 13
Hampshire -43 145 £58,000 +5.45% 8
Buckinghamshire +27 69 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Sussex +40 58 £60,000 -4.00% 2
Kent +1 53 £44,500 -23.28% 1
Oxfordshire -13 50 £40,750 -25.91% 1
East Sussex +12 36 £53,000 -8.62% 4
Sussex -6 9 £57,500 +21.05%
Middlesex +10 3 £48,750 -35.00%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 348 (39.32%) CISSP
2 326 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 272 (30.73%) Cybersecurity
4 250 (28.25%) Finance
5 239 (27.01%) CISM
6 222 (25.08%) Firewall
7 215 (24.29%) Penetration Testing
8 209 (23.62%) Risk Management
9 207 (23.39%) Management Information System
10 178 (20.11%) ITIL
11 172 (19.44%) Degree
12 140 (15.82%) PCI DSS
13 120 (13.56%) SIEM
13 120 (13.56%) Linux
14 115 (12.99%) Network Security
15 114 (12.88%) Risk Assessment
16 113 (12.77%) Security Architecture
17 109 (12.32%) Security Management
18 108 (12.20%) Data Protection
19 106 (11.98%) Security Operations
19 106 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
20 102 (11.53%) Microsoft
21 100 (11.30%) Windows
22 99 (11.19%) Information Security Management
22 99 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
23 95 (10.73%) Computer Science
24 88 (9.94%) Security Cleared
25 87 (9.83%) CEH
26 86 (9.72%) Active Directory
27 85 (9.60%) GDPR

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 12 (1.36%) Apache
2 11 (1.24%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.13%) IIS
4 9 (1.02%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.45%) JBoss
6 4 (0.45%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.34%) nginx
7 3 (0.34%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.23%) Moodle
8 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.23%) Totara
9 1 (0.11%) Confluence
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Primavera
3 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.50%) SaaS
3 28 (3.16%) IaaS
4 27 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (1.58%) Office 365
6 2 (0.23%) Akamai
6 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.11%) npm
7 1 (0.11%) Route 53
7 1 (0.11%) Slack
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 222 (25.08%) Firewall
2 115 (12.99%) Network Security
3 69 (7.80%) TCP/IP
4 38 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 38 (4.29%) WAN
5 34 (3.84%) LAN
6 30 (3.39%) SAN
7 29 (3.28%) VPN
8 23 (2.60%) Internet
9 19 (2.15%) Wireless
10 13 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.24%) VLAN
12 10 (1.13%) HTTP
13 9 (1.02%) DNS
13 9 (1.02%) IPsec
13 9 (1.02%) SMS
13 9 (1.02%) SMTP
14 8 (0.90%) SSL
15 7 (0.79%) SCCP
16 6 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.03%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (0.90%) MySQL
4 8 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.56%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.56%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.45%) Ingres
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.34%) Big Data
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.23%) GIS
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.23%) Redis
9 2 (0.23%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.11%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.11%) MS Access
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (1.36%) Selenium
2 11 (1.24%) Metasploit
3 9 (1.02%) Maven
4 8 (0.90%) Burp Suite
5 7 (0.79%) Bower
5 7 (0.79%) Grunt
6 6 (0.68%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.34%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.34%) JIRA
8 2 (0.23%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.23%) TestComplete
8 2 (0.23%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.11%) AppScan
9 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.11%) Moq
9 1 (0.11%) NUnit
9 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.11%) Subversion
9 1 (0.11%) Xcode
General
1 250 (28.25%) Finance
2 44 (4.97%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.75%) Legal
4 17 (1.92%) Banking
5 16 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.69%) Marketing
7 11 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.13%) Electronics
9 7 (0.79%) Law
9 7 (0.79%) Local Government
9 7 (0.79%) Military
10 6 (0.68%) Games
10 6 (0.68%) Retail
11 5 (0.56%) Advertising
11 5 (0.56%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.34%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.23%) Automotive
14 2 (0.23%) Back Office
14 2 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 214 (24.18%) Analyst
2 184 (20.79%) Security Analyst
3 156 (17.63%) Consultant
4 118 (13.33%) Security Consultant
5 93 (10.51%) Security Manager
6 86 (9.72%) Information Analyst
7 82 (9.27%) Information Security Analyst
8 79 (8.93%) Architect
9 66 (7.46%) Information Security Manager
10 60 (6.78%) Information Manager
11 54 (6.10%) Information Security Consultant
12 46 (5.20%) Security Engineer
13 45 (5.08%) IT Analyst
14 43 (4.86%) IT Security Analyst
15 36 (4.07%) IT Manager
16 34 (3.84%) Security Architect
17 33 (3.73%) Business Manager
18 30 (3.39%) Business Development Manager
18 30 (3.39%) Development Manager
19 26 (2.94%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.94%) Middleware
1 26 (2.94%) Web Services
2 23 (2.60%) HTML
3 20 (2.26%) .NET
4 9 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (1.02%) Hibernate
5 8 (0.90%) Spring
6 7 (0.79%) RESTful
7 6 (0.68%) CSS
7 6 (0.68%) JSON
7 6 (0.68%) LESS
7 6 (0.68%) Lucene
7 6 (0.68%) Sass
7 6 (0.68%) Vue (Vue.js)
7 6 (0.68%) XML
8 5 (0.56%) HTML5
8 5 (0.56%) LAMP
8 5 (0.56%) WSH
9 4 (0.45%) jQuery
10 3 (0.34%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 207 (23.39%) Management Information System
2 99 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (10.73%) Computer Science
4 65 (7.34%) Data Centre
5 49 (5.54%) Cyberthreat
6 38 (4.29%) Data Protection Act
7 36 (4.07%) Security Operations Centre
8 30 (3.39%) NHS
9 19 (2.15%) PKI
10 15 (1.69%) CESG
11 12 (1.36%) Cyber Attack
11 12 (1.36%) Mobile App
12 11 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 10 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
14 8 (0.90%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.90%) iSeries
15 6 (0.68%) CESG CLAS
15 6 (0.68%) Cybercrime
16 5 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 120 (13.56%) Linux
2 100 (11.30%) Windows
3 37 (4.18%) Unix
4 33 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.58%) Solaris
6 13 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.13%) Kali Linux
8 8 (0.90%) CentOS
8 8 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.90%) Ubuntu
8 8 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.79%) Android
9 7 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.45%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.34%) AIX
11 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (30.73%) Cybersecurity
2 215 (24.29%) Penetration Testing
3 209 (23.62%) Risk Management
4 178 (20.11%) ITIL
5 120 (13.56%) SIEM
6 114 (12.88%) Risk Assessment
7 113 (12.77%) Security Architecture
8 109 (12.32%) Security Management
9 108 (12.20%) Data Protection
10 106 (11.98%) Agile Software Development
10 106 (11.98%) Security Operations
11 99 (11.19%) Information Security Management
12 84 (9.49%) Project Management
13 74 (8.36%) PRINCE2
14 68 (7.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 68 (7.68%) Vulnerability Management
15 62 (7.01%) Ethical Hacking
15 62 (7.01%) TOGAF
16 61 (6.89%) ISMS
17 59 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (4.29%) SQL
2 30 (3.39%) C
3 23 (2.60%) Java
4 21 (2.37%) Python
5 19 (2.15%) Perl
6 18 (2.03%) JavaScript
7 15 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.24%) PHP
8 11 (1.24%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.02%) Ruby
10 8 (0.90%) C++
11 7 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.68%) C#
12 6 (0.68%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.68%) VBScript
13 4 (0.45%) AWK
13 4 (0.45%) Bourne shell
13 4 (0.45%) Korn
14 3 (0.34%) COBOL
15 2 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 348 (39.32%) CISSP
2 239 (27.01%) CISM
3 172 (19.44%) Degree
4 88 (9.94%) Security Cleared
5 87 (9.83%) CEH
6 81 (9.15%) GIAC
7 79 (8.93%) CISA
8 61 (6.89%) CRISC
9 58 (6.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 44 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
10 44 (4.97%) SC Cleared
11 34 (3.84%) SSCP
12 30 (3.39%) CREST Certified
13 27 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (2.60%) CCNP
14 23 (2.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 22 (2.49%) APMP
16 20 (2.26%) OSCP
17 19 (2.15%) MCSE
18 18 (2.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 326 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 140 (15.82%) PCI DSS
3 85 (9.60%) GDPR
4 67 (7.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 43 (4.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 35 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 30 (3.39%) QA
8 27 (3.05%) SLA
9 26 (2.94%) COBIT
10 15 (1.69%) ISO 22301
10 15 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 14 (1.58%) ISO 9001
11 14 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (1.13%) ISO 31000
12 10 (1.13%) NIST 800
12 10 (1.13%) PMO
12 10 (1.13%) RMADS
13 9 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 8 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 7 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 86 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (1.69%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (0.90%) Docker
6 4 (0.45%) GlusterFS
6 4 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.23%) Xen
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Snort
8 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (1.58%) Nessus
2 8 (0.90%) CSIRT
2 8 (0.90%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.79%) Nmap
4 6 (0.68%) Ansible
4 6 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 6 (0.68%) QRadar
4 6 (0.68%) vCenter Server
5 4 (0.45%) Juniper STRM
5 4 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (0.45%) Puppet
5 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (0.45%) RSA enVision
5 4 (0.45%) RSA Security Analytics
5 4 (0.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (0.34%) SCCM
7 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 102 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 59 (6.67%) VMware
3 44 (4.97%) Cisco
4 31 (3.50%) Oracle
5 23 (2.60%) CheckPoint
6 22 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 16 (1.81%) F5
7 16 (1.81%) Palo Alto
7 16 (1.81%) Splunk
8 14 (1.58%) ArcSight
8 14 (1.58%) Blue Coat
8 14 (1.58%) LogRhythm
9 13 (1.47%) Fortinet
10 12 (1.36%) CA
10 12 (1.36%) Qualys
11 11 (1.24%) HP
11 11 (1.24%) SAP
12 10 (1.13%) Apple
12 10 (1.13%) Juniper
13 9 (1.02%) IBM