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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 97 173
Rank change year-on-year -80 +76  
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 259 628 369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.73% 3.23% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 3.70% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 182 531 304
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,100 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £78,300 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  

Information Security is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12911 16973 17958
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.11% 87.17% 85.84%
Number of salaries quoted 10602 14317 14296
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,764 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Information Security
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Information Security as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -48 77 £65,000 +18.18% 14
Hampshire +13 67 £55,000 +22.22% 10
Surrey -19 45 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Kent -1 24 £45,000 -14.28%
East Sussex -9 24 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Oxfordshire -33 18 £55,000 +13.40% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 15 £57,500 +15.00% 4
West Sussex -12 3 £62,500 -13.79%
M4 Corridor 0 1 £40,000 -40.74%
Information Security
England

Information Security
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 181 (28.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 175 (27.60%) Risk Management
3 160 (25.24%) CISSP
4 159 (25.08%) Management Information System
4 159 (25.08%) Firewall
5 142 (22.40%) Security Operations
6 133 (20.98%) Windows
7 128 (20.19%) Finance
8 124 (19.56%) Linux
9 118 (18.61%) ITIL
9 118 (18.61%) PCI DSS
10 115 (18.14%) CISM
11 110 (17.35%) Degree
12 109 (17.19%) Cybersecurity
13 107 (16.88%) Unix
14 98 (15.46%) Network Security
15 97 (15.30%) Penetration Testing
15 97 (15.30%) Security Management
16 93 (14.67%) Microsoft
17 89 (14.04%) CISA
18 83 (13.09%) Change Management
18 83 (13.09%) SIEM
19 81 (12.78%) Cisco
20 75 (11.83%) Project Management
21 74 (11.67%) TCP/IP
22 68 (10.73%) Security Cleared
23 66 (10.41%) Information Security Management
24 65 (10.25%) VMware
24 65 (10.25%) Information Assurance
25 64 (10.09%) MS Excel

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 (4.57%) IIS
2 10 (1.58%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.42%) JBoss
3 9 (1.42%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.32%) GroupWise
7 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) Apache
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 64 (10.09%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.84%) MS Office
3 31 (4.89%) MS Visio
4 28 (4.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.94%) SaaS
2 15 (2.37%) IaaS
3 14 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.05%) PaaS
5 12 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (1.89%) Office 365
6 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.95%) Sumo Logic
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 159 (25.08%) Firewall
2 98 (15.46%) Network Security
3 74 (11.67%) TCP/IP
4 58 (9.15%) SSL
5 55 (8.68%) VPN
6 52 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 50 (7.89%) Internet
8 32 (5.05%) DNS
9 29 (4.57%) HTTP
10 22 (3.47%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (3.31%) DHCP
11 21 (3.31%) LAN
12 18 (2.84%) WAN
13 16 (2.52%) IPsec
14 15 (2.37%) SNMP
15 14 (2.21%) Ethernet
15 14 (2.21%) Wireless
16 13 (2.05%) ICMP
17 12 (1.89%) MPLS
17 12 (1.89%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.15%) Relational Database
2 19 (3.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.42%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.26%) Big Data
4 8 (1.26%) MySQL
5 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.32%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.32%) DB2
6 2 (0.32%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.16%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (1.26%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 128 (20.19%) Finance
2 48 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 42 (6.62%) Legal
4 16 (2.52%) Games
5 14 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.58%) Banking
7 9 (1.42%) Marketing
8 6 (0.95%) Local Government
9 5 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.79%) Retail
10 3 (0.47%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Law
11 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
12 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (17.35%) Analyst
2 91 (14.35%) Security Analyst
3 79 (12.46%) Consultant
4 66 (10.41%) Security Engineer
5 63 (9.94%) Security Consultant
5 63 (9.94%) Security Manager
6 60 (9.46%) Architect
7 46 (7.26%) Information Analyst
8 45 (7.10%) Information Security Analyst
9 33 (5.21%) Security Architect
10 32 (5.05%) Information Security Manager
11 31 (4.89%) Administrator
12 29 (4.57%) Information Manager
13 28 (4.42%) IT Manager
13 28 (4.42%) Senior Security Engineer
14 25 (3.94%) Security Specialist
15 22 (3.47%) Juniper Engineer
15 22 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
16 20 (3.15%) Senior Security Analyst
17 19 (3.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.31%) 802.1X
2 17 (2.68%) HTML
3 12 (1.89%) SailPoint
4 9 (1.42%) Ext JS
4 9 (1.42%) mod_perl
4 9 (1.42%) Symfony
5 8 (1.26%) LAMP
5 8 (1.26%) Middleware
5 8 (1.26%) WebSockets
6 6 (0.95%) .NET
6 6 (0.95%) OAuth
6 6 (0.95%) Web Services
7 5 (0.79%) Ajax
8 3 (0.47%) OpenID
8 3 (0.47%) RESTful
9 2 (0.32%) JCE
10 1 (0.16%) CSS
10 1 (0.16%) Flash
10 1 (0.16%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 159 (25.08%) Management Information System
2 57 (8.99%) Data Centre
2 57 (8.99%) Security Operations Centre
3 51 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (7.57%) Computer Science
5 32 (5.05%) Data Protection Act
6 28 (4.42%) Driving Licence
7 26 (4.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (2.84%) Cyberthreat
9 17 (2.68%) NHS
10 16 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (2.37%) PKI
12 12 (1.89%) Cyber Attack
13 10 (1.58%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.42%) CESG
14 9 (1.42%) Fintech
15 8 (1.26%) iPad
16 6 (0.95%) iSeries
17 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
18 4 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 133 (20.98%) Windows
2 124 (19.56%) Linux
3 107 (16.88%) Unix
4 29 (4.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (2.84%) Windows Server
8 14 (2.21%) Solaris
9 10 (1.58%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.95%) Android
10 6 (0.95%) Mac OS
11 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.63%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.32%) AIX
13 2 (0.32%) CentOS
13 2 (0.32%) NetWare
13 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (27.60%) Risk Management
2 142 (22.40%) Security Operations
3 118 (18.61%) ITIL
4 109 (17.19%) Cybersecurity
5 97 (15.30%) Penetration Testing
5 97 (15.30%) Security Management
6 83 (13.09%) Change Management
6 83 (13.09%) SIEM
7 75 (11.83%) Project Management
8 66 (10.41%) Information Security Management
9 65 (10.25%) Information Assurance
10 63 (9.94%) Security Architecture
10 63 (9.94%) Vulnerability Management
11 62 (9.78%) Data Protection
12 60 (9.46%) ISMS
13 57 (8.99%) Kalman Filter
14 53 (8.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 52 (8.20%) Risk Assessment
16 50 (7.89%) Technical Architecture
17 48 (7.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 40 (6.31%) C
2 33 (5.21%) Java
2 33 (5.21%) Python
3 29 (4.57%) C++
4 28 (4.42%) Perl
5 19 (3.00%) SQL
6 12 (1.89%) PowerShell
7 11 (1.74%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.58%) Bourne shell
8 10 (1.58%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.58%) PHP
9 8 (1.26%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.79%) Ruby
11 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.32%) AWK
12 2 (0.32%) Korn
13 1 (0.16%) ABAP
13 1 (0.16%) C#
13 1 (0.16%) COBOL
13 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 160 (25.24%) CISSP
2 115 (18.14%) CISM
3 110 (17.35%) Degree
4 89 (14.04%) CISA
5 68 (10.73%) Security Cleared
6 41 (6.47%) SC Cleared
7 39 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (5.68%) GIAC
9 30 (4.73%) GCIH
10 25 (3.94%) CCIE
10 25 (3.94%) CCSP
10 25 (3.94%) CEH
10 25 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (3.63%) CCSE
11 23 (3.63%) JNCIS
12 22 (3.47%) MCSE
13 20 (3.15%) CREST Certified
13 20 (3.15%) MCSA
14 17 (2.68%) CompTIA Security+
14 17 (2.68%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (28.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 118 (18.61%) PCI DSS
3 34 (5.36%) COBIT
3 34 (5.36%) SLA
4 26 (4.10%) GDPR
5 20 (3.15%) ISO27002
6 19 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 14 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials
9 13 (2.05%) QA
10 9 (1.42%) ISO 9001
11 8 (1.26%) ISO 9000
11 8 (1.26%) SSAE 16
12 5 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.63%) COSO
14 3 (0.47%) FISMA
14 3 (0.47%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
16 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 1 (0.16%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 56 (8.83%) Active Directory
2 48 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.57%) VMware ESX
4 23 (3.63%) ProxySG
5 12 (1.89%) Firmware
6 9 (1.42%) Docker
7 5 (0.79%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.32%) GlusterFS
8 2 (0.32%) HDFS
8 2 (0.32%) NDS
8 2 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.32%) XenApp
9 1 (0.16%) RACF
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 40 (6.31%) Nessus
2 22 (3.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 18 (2.84%) WSUS
4 15 (2.37%) SCCM
5 9 (1.42%) Kubernetes
6 6 (0.95%) logstash
6 6 (0.95%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (0.95%) WMI
7 5 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.63%) QRadar
9 3 (0.47%) EnCase
10 2 (0.32%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.32%) FTK
10 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 93 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 81 (12.78%) Cisco
3 65 (10.25%) VMware
4 57 (8.99%) CheckPoint
5 54 (8.52%) Palo Alto
6 48 (7.57%) F5
7 47 (7.41%) Blue Coat
8 42 (6.62%) Imperva
9 34 (5.36%) Juniper
10 30 (4.73%) HP
10 30 (4.73%) Oracle
11 29 (4.57%) Intel Security
12 25 (3.94%) Fortinet
12 25 (3.94%) Qualys
13 23 (3.63%) Proofpoint
13 23 (3.63%) Sourcefire
13 23 (3.63%) Splunk
13 23 (3.63%) TippingPoint
14 22 (3.47%) ArcSight
15 21 (3.31%) LogLogic
Reading, Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum Plus bonus and car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum £70K OTE + car allowance + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Sanderson
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 22 hours ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000 + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary, pension, holidays, OnCall Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 to 45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + PENSION, HEALTH, GYM
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k -£50k
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South East
Talent International
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £1 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Talent International
Salary: £125000 - £135000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Harris Global
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Cornucopia IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum PLUS 20% bonus + Pension + Private H
Posted: 6 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Vadis People
Salary: 6 month Fixed Term Contract - £40,000-£50,000 pa pro rata
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago