Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 94 119
Rank change year-on-year +24 +25 +31
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 855 893 880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 3.78% 3.33% 2.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.19% 3.62% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 620 630 614
South East median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,625 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £81,375 £83,842 £90,875
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 20,429 24,643 28,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.31% 91.82% 90.35%
Number of salaries quoted 16,483 20,166 23,721
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,375 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £69,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 -13 312 £62,500 +4.17% 36
Berkshire 0 211 £62,500 +4.17% 21
Surrey +54 157 £60,000 - 21
Hampshire -24 123 £45,000 -14.29% 9
West Sussex +45 117 £65,000 +18.18% 5
East Sussex +54 96 £43,000 -42.67% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 85 £60,000 - 4
Kent +7 40 £45,500 +16.67% 2
Oxfordshire -38 16 £63,750 +8.51% 11
Middlesex -3 3 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 288 (33.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 275 (32.16%) Management Information System
3 251 (29.36%) CISSP
4 227 (26.55%) Windows
5 225 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
6 197 (23.04%) ITIL
7 189 (22.11%) Microsoft
8 187 (21.87%) Finance
9 169 (19.77%) Firewall
10 151 (17.66%) CISM
10 151 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
11 139 (16.26%) Security Management
12 135 (15.79%) Azure
13 129 (15.09%) Network Security
14 128 (14.97%) Degree
14 128 (14.97%) SLA
15 124 (14.50%) Risk Management
16 123 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
17 114 (13.33%) Active Directory
18 113 (13.22%) Information Security Management
19 110 (12.87%) ISMS
20 107 (12.51%) NIST
21 104 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
22 101 (11.81%) GDPR
23 100 (11.70%) Security Cleared
24 99 (11.58%) Data Protection
25 98 (11.46%) SIEM
26 97 (11.35%) Legal
27 94 (10.99%) Security Architecture
28 92 (10.76%) CISA

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 30 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.27%) IIS
3 27 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (0.82%) Apache
6 6 (0.70%) Skype for Business
7 4 (0.47%) Confluence
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 27 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 30 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 135 (15.79%) Azure
2 88 (10.29%) AWS
2 88 (10.29%) Office 365
3 54 (6.32%) SaaS
4 14 (1.64%) IaaS
5 12 (1.40%) PaaS
6 10 (1.17%) Amazon Cognito
7 9 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (0.94%) Power Platform
8 8 (0.94%) PowerApps
9 4 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.47%) GCP
9 4 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.47%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.47%) Serverless
10 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.35%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 169 (19.77%) Firewall
2 129 (15.09%) Network Security
3 71 (8.30%) DNS
4 51 (5.96%) TCP/IP
5 49 (5.73%) VPN
6 48 (5.61%) WAN
7 46 (5.38%) LAN
8 38 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 36 (4.21%) DHCP
10 30 (3.51%) Internet
11 22 (2.57%) SSL
12 13 (1.52%) Ethernet
12 13 (1.52%) SAN
13 12 (1.40%) IPsec
14 11 (1.29%) RTP
14 11 (1.29%) Wireless
15 9 (1.05%) VLAN
16 8 (0.94%) NAS
16 8 (0.94%) Skype
17 7 (0.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 36 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (1.40%) SQL Server 2017
3 12 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (1.05%) Big Data
5 6 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.58%) MySQL
6 5 (0.58%) Power BI
6 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.35%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.35%) OLTP
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.35%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.35%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.23%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.12%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.12%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 25 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.29%) Rational DOORS
3 11 (1.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 10 (1.17%) JUnit
5 4 (0.47%) JIRA
General
1 187 (21.87%) Finance
2 97 (11.35%) Legal
3 40 (4.68%) Law
4 39 (4.56%) Public Sector
5 34 (3.98%) Retail
6 27 (3.16%) Marketing
7 23 (2.69%) Telecoms
8 21 (2.46%) Back Office
9 20 (2.34%) Automotive
10 19 (2.22%) Manufacturing
11 15 (1.75%) Games
12 8 (0.94%) Electronics
13 7 (0.82%) Billing
14 6 (0.70%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.70%) Banking
15 4 (0.47%) Local Government
16 2 (0.23%) Advertising
16 2 (0.23%) Police
17 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
17 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 193 (22.57%) Analyst
2 137 (16.02%) Security Analyst
3 69 (8.07%) Information Analyst
3 69 (8.07%) Information Security Analyst
3 69 (8.07%) Security Engineer
4 67 (7.84%) Security Manager
5 59 (6.90%) Architect
6 52 (6.08%) Consultant
7 51 (5.96%) Systems Engineer
8 44 (5.15%) Developer
8 44 (5.15%) Network Engineer
9 43 (5.03%) IT Engineer
10 42 (4.91%) Security Architect
11 41 (4.80%) Administrator
11 41 (4.80%) Information Manager
11 41 (4.80%) Information Security Manager
12 37 (4.33%) Systems Administrator
13 35 (4.09%) Service Analyst
14 34 (3.98%) Security Consultant
15 33 (3.86%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.56%) .NET
2 33 (3.86%) .NET Framework
3 14 (1.64%) HTML
4 12 (1.40%) CSS
5 11 (1.29%) OAuth
5 11 (1.29%) OAuth2
5 11 (1.29%) XACML
6 10 (1.17%) HTML5
6 10 (1.17%) LDAP
6 10 (1.17%) POSIX
6 10 (1.17%) React
6 10 (1.17%) Redux
6 10 (1.17%) STL
7 7 (0.82%) Middleware
8 6 (0.70%) Web Services
9 5 (0.58%) SailPoint
9 5 (0.58%) Spring
10 4 (0.47%) Kafka
10 4 (0.47%) OpenID
10 4 (0.47%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 275 (32.16%) Management Information System
2 104 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (4.21%) Clustering
5 28 (3.27%) Data Protection Act
6 25 (2.92%) Cyberthreat
7 21 (2.46%) Data Centre
8 18 (2.11%) Cyberattack
8 18 (2.11%) Wiki
9 14 (1.64%) e-Learning
10 13 (1.52%) Cyber Defence
11 12 (1.40%) PKI
12 10 (1.17%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.17%) User Experience
13 9 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (1.05%) iPhone
13 9 (1.05%) Reinsurance
14 8 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 227 (26.55%) Windows
2 83 (9.71%) Linux
3 62 (7.25%) Windows 10
4 59 (6.90%) Unix
5 47 (5.50%) Windows 7
6 43 (5.03%) Windows Server
7 27 (3.16%) Solaris
8 26 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.22%) Android
10 13 (1.52%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.82%) CentOS
12 6 (0.70%) Debian
13 4 (0.47%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.23%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
2 197 (23.04%) ITIL
3 151 (17.66%) Agile Software Development
4 139 (16.26%) Security Management
5 124 (14.50%) Risk Management
6 123 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
7 113 (13.22%) Information Security Management
8 110 (12.87%) ISMS
9 99 (11.58%) Data Protection
10 98 (11.46%) SIEM
11 94 (10.99%) Security Architecture
12 88 (10.29%) Security Operations
13 84 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management
14 73 (8.54%) Penetration Testing
15 71 (8.30%) Project Management
16 63 (7.37%) Risk Assessment
16 63 (7.37%) Security Testing
17 62 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
18 59 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 59 (6.90%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (9.59%) PowerShell
2 55 (6.43%) SQL
3 36 (4.21%) Python
4 34 (3.98%) C#
5 25 (2.92%) C
6 24 (2.81%) T-SQL
7 23 (2.69%) JavaScript
8 22 (2.57%) Ruby
9 20 (2.34%) Java
10 12 (1.40%) C++
11 10 (1.17%) Apple Swift
12 7 (0.82%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.47%) PHP
14 3 (0.35%) VBScript
15 2 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 251 (29.36%) CISSP
2 151 (17.66%) CISM
3 128 (14.97%) Degree
4 100 (11.70%) Security Cleared
5 92 (10.76%) CISA
6 86 (10.06%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (7.49%) SC Cleared
8 46 (5.38%) CRISC
9 45 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 43 (5.03%) GIAC
11 30 (3.51%) CCNA
11 30 (3.51%) CEH
11 30 (3.51%) MCP
12 24 (2.81%) IISP
13 23 (2.69%) CCNP
14 22 (2.57%) CCSP
15 21 (2.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 17 (1.99%) MCSA
17 16 (1.87%) CREST Certified
17 16 (1.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 288 (33.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (14.97%) SLA
3 107 (12.51%) NIST
4 101 (11.81%) GDPR
5 92 (10.76%) PCI DSS
6 42 (4.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 38 (4.44%) ISO 9001
7 38 (4.44%) QA
8 32 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials
9 28 (3.27%) NIST 800
10 25 (2.92%) COBIT
11 21 (2.46%) JSP 440
12 20 (2.34%) NCSC
13 15 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 13 (1.52%) RMADS
15 11 (1.29%) ISO 22301
15 11 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 15288
16 10 (1.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 9 (1.05%) COSO
18 7 (0.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 114 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 43 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.33%) Firmware
4 23 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (1.17%) BitLocker
8 7 (0.82%) KVM
9 5 (0.58%) Docker
9 5 (0.58%) NFS
9 5 (0.58%) Squid
9 5 (0.58%) vSphere
9 5 (0.58%) XenApp
9 5 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.23%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.23%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.12%) DRBD
11 1 (0.12%) Postfix
11 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 16 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
3 11 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.17%) Ansible
4 10 (1.17%) Nessus
5 9 (1.05%) HP Fortify
5 9 (1.05%) WebInspect
6 6 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (0.58%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.58%) SCCM
8 4 (0.47%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.47%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.47%) QRadar
8 4 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
8 4 (0.47%) Terraform
8 4 (0.47%) WSUS
9 3 (0.35%) IBM Guardium
9 3 (0.35%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.23%) OpenNMS
11 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 189 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 66 (7.72%) VMware
3 57 (6.67%) Cisco
4 43 (5.03%) Citrix
4 43 (5.03%) Palo Alto
5 34 (3.98%) Juniper
5 34 (3.98%) ServiceNow
6 29 (3.39%) HP
7 27 (3.16%) McAfee
8 25 (2.92%) CheckPoint
8 25 (2.92%) Splunk
9 22 (2.57%) Symantec
10 20 (2.34%) Qualys
11 17 (1.99%) IBM
11 17 (1.99%) Sophos
11 17 (1.99%) Virgin Media
12 15 (1.75%) Blue Coat
12 15 (1.75%) SAP
13 14 (1.64%) Dell
14 13 (1.52%) Oracle