Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 145 90
Rank change year-on-year +24 -55 +62
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 794 685 1,289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.61% 2.29% 3.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 2.60% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 584 569 1,011
South East median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £74,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 27,063 26,334 33,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.83% 88.01% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,385 21,786 28,163
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -14 285 £55,000 - 32
Berkshire +28 196 £60,000 +6.67% 23
Surrey +14 181 £62,500 +4.17% 33
Hampshire -2 138 £52,500 -12.50% 18
West Sussex +72 82 £52,500 -8.70% 2
Kent +20 53 £60,000 +33.33% 7
Oxfordshire -55 49 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Buckinghamshire -8 40 £50,000 -9.09% 4
East Sussex -42 28 £57,500 +21.05% 7
Sussex -24 5 £75,000 +30.43%
Middlesex +9 3 £55,000 +15.79% 1
M4 Corridor +11 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 £95,000 -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 300 (37.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 282 (35.52%) CISSP
3 212 (26.70%) CISM
4 201 (25.31%) Management Information System
5 169 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
6 166 (20.91%) Finance
7 155 (19.52%) ITIL
8 151 (19.02%) Degree
9 141 (17.76%) Risk Management
10 133 (16.75%) GDPR
11 126 (15.87%) PCI DSS
12 124 (15.62%) Security Cleared
12 124 (15.62%) Windows
13 121 (15.24%) CISA
13 121 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
14 111 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
15 104 (13.10%) Microsoft
16 102 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
17 94 (11.84%) Legal
18 93 (11.71%) Security Management
19 88 (11.08%) Firewall
20 87 (10.96%) TOGAF
20 87 (10.96%) Data Protection
21 86 (10.83%) SIEM
22 85 (10.71%) Project Management
23 84 (10.58%) Security Architecture
24 78 (9.82%) Linux
25 77 (9.70%) Network Security
26 75 (9.45%) Computer Science
27 70 (8.82%) Business Continuity

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 23 (2.90%) IIS
2 13 (1.64%) Apache
3 11 (1.39%) CMS
4 8 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 7 (0.88%) nginx
6 6 (0.76%) JBoss
6 6 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.38%) Confluence
7 3 (0.38%) lighttpd
7 3 (0.38%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.25%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 60 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
5 3 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Abaqus
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.13%) Mathcad
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.63%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 67 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (5.42%) SaaS
3 32 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.76%) IaaS
4 14 (1.76%) PaaS
5 11 (1.39%) IBM Cloud
5 11 (1.39%) Office 365
6 10 (1.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.50%) Force.com
9 3 (0.38%) GitHub
10 1 (0.13%) Akamai
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) G Suite
10 1 (0.13%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.13%) NuGet
10 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 88 (11.08%) Firewall
2 77 (9.70%) Network Security
3 34 (4.28%) WAN
4 32 (4.03%) VPN
5 30 (3.78%) LAN
5 30 (3.78%) TCP/IP
6 26 (3.27%) DNS
7 25 (3.15%) Intrusion Detection
8 24 (3.02%) Wireless
9 22 (2.77%) Internet
9 22 (2.77%) SAN
10 17 (2.14%) DHCP
11 14 (1.76%) SCCP
12 12 (1.51%) HTTP
12 12 (1.51%) IPsec
13 11 (1.39%) Software-Defined Networking
14 10 (1.26%) IPv6
15 9 (1.13%) SSL
16 8 (1.01%) HTTPS
16 8 (1.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.52%) Big Data
3 11 (1.39%) Hadoop
3 11 (1.39%) Oracle Exadata
3 11 (1.39%) SAP HANA
4 10 (1.26%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.13%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.76%) MySQL
6 6 (0.76%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.63%) Data Lake
7 5 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.63%) Power BI
7 5 (0.63%) Redis
7 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.25%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 10 (1.26%) Ant
2 8 (1.01%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (0.88%) Maven
3 7 (0.88%) Selenium
4 4 (0.50%) Burp Suite
4 4 (0.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.50%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.50%) Subversion
5 3 (0.38%) JIRA
6 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.13%) Bower
7 1 (0.13%) Toad
General
1 166 (20.91%) Finance
2 94 (11.84%) Legal
3 43 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 26 (3.27%) Marketing
5 18 (2.27%) Retail
6 11 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.26%) Law
7 10 (1.26%) Military
8 9 (1.13%) Banking
9 5 (0.63%) Advertising
9 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.25%) Back Office
10 2 (0.25%) Electronics
10 2 (0.25%) Games
10 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 151 (19.02%) Analyst
2 116 (14.61%) Security Analyst
3 115 (14.48%) Security Manager
4 97 (12.22%) Architect
5 92 (11.59%) Information Security Manager
6 88 (11.08%) Information Manager
7 83 (10.45%) Consultant
8 74 (9.32%) Information Analyst
8 74 (9.32%) Information Security Analyst
9 59 (7.43%) Security Consultant
10 54 (6.80%) Security Officer
11 46 (5.79%) Security Engineer
12 37 (4.66%) Information Security Consultant
13 36 (4.53%) Security Architect
14 33 (4.16%) Administrator
14 33 (4.16%) Information Security Officer
14 33 (4.16%) IT Analyst
15 28 (3.53%) Enterprise Architect
16 24 (3.02%) Information Officer
16 24 (3.02%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.65%) Middleware
2 27 (3.40%) .NET
3 26 (3.27%) SailPoint
4 21 (2.64%) REST
5 20 (2.52%) .NET Framework
6 18 (2.27%) Node.js
7 17 (2.14%) HTML
8 16 (2.02%) CSS
8 16 (2.02%) J2EE
9 12 (1.51%) LDAP
10 10 (1.26%) Visualforce
11 9 (1.13%) AngularJS
12 8 (1.01%) SOAP
13 7 (0.88%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.88%) Entity Framework
13 7 (0.88%) Hibernate
13 7 (0.88%) LAMP
14 6 (0.76%) Spring
14 6 (0.76%) Web Services
14 6 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 201 (25.31%) Management Information System
2 111 (13.98%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (9.45%) Computer Science
4 70 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
5 52 (6.55%) Data Centre
6 30 (3.78%) Hybrid Cloud
7 25 (3.15%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (2.27%) Smartphone
10 17 (2.14%) Device Driver
10 17 (2.14%) PKI
11 14 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
12 13 (1.64%) NHS
13 12 (1.51%) Cyberattack
13 12 (1.51%) Cyberthreat
13 12 (1.51%) Private Cloud
14 8 (1.01%) Public Cloud
15 7 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 124 (15.62%) Windows
2 78 (9.82%) Linux
3 40 (5.04%) Unix
4 27 (3.40%) Android
4 27 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 25 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 18 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 14 (1.76%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.51%) Windows 10
8 12 (1.51%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.39%) Solaris
10 10 (1.26%) CentOS
10 10 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (0.50%) Kali Linux
12 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (21.28%) Cybersecurity
2 155 (19.52%) ITIL
3 141 (17.76%) Risk Management
4 121 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
5 102 (12.85%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (11.71%) Security Management
7 87 (10.96%) Data Protection
7 87 (10.96%) TOGAF
8 86 (10.83%) SIEM
9 85 (10.71%) Project Management
10 84 (10.58%) Security Architecture
11 70 (8.82%) Business Continuity
11 70 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 68 (8.56%) Information Security Management
13 64 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
14 61 (7.68%) Penetration Testing
15 58 (7.30%) PRINCE2
16 57 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
16 57 (7.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 56 (7.05%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (5.92%) SQL
2 45 (5.67%) Python
3 32 (4.03%) PowerShell
4 30 (3.78%) Java
4 30 (3.78%) JavaScript
5 29 (3.65%) C
6 20 (2.52%) C++
7 17 (2.14%) C#
7 17 (2.14%) Perl
8 13 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.51%) Ruby
10 10 (1.26%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.01%) PHP
12 7 (0.88%) Java 8
12 7 (0.88%) VB
13 5 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.63%) VBA
14 4 (0.50%) AWK
14 4 (0.50%) Korn
14 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 282 (35.52%) CISSP
2 212 (26.70%) CISM
3 151 (19.02%) Degree
4 124 (15.62%) Security Cleared
5 121 (15.24%) CISA
6 63 (7.93%) CEH
7 51 (6.42%) SC Cleared
8 49 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (4.66%) SANS
9 37 (4.66%) SSCP
10 35 (4.41%) DV Cleared
11 31 (3.90%) GIAC
12 27 (3.40%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 25 (3.15%) CRISC
14 23 (2.90%) CCSP
15 21 (2.64%) Computer Science Degree
16 20 (2.52%) GCIH
17 18 (2.27%) IISP
18 17 (2.14%) APMP
19 16 (2.02%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 300 (37.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 133 (16.75%) GDPR
3 126 (15.87%) PCI DSS
4 56 (7.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 51 (6.42%) COBIT
6 44 (5.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 37 (4.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (2.02%) SLA
9 13 (1.64%) ISAE 3402
10 12 (1.51%) PMO
11 10 (1.26%) PSD2
12 8 (1.01%) QA
13 7 (0.88%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.76%) Data Quality
14 6 (0.76%) FISMA
14 6 (0.76%) NIST 800
15 5 (0.63%) GCP
16 4 (0.50%) ISO 22301
16 4 (0.50%) RMADS
17 3 (0.38%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 34 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.64%) Docker
4 12 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.50%) GlusterFS
5 4 (0.50%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.38%) KVM
7 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 42 (5.29%) Nessus
2 24 (3.02%) OpenVAS
3 21 (2.64%) Core Impact
3 21 (2.64%) Nexpose
3 21 (2.64%) QRadar
4 19 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (1.89%) Puppet
6 11 (1.39%) Ansible
7 8 (1.01%) Kubernetes
7 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.76%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.76%) WSUS
10 5 (0.63%) FortiGate
10 5 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.63%) SCCM
11 4 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 4 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 104 (13.10%) Microsoft
2 49 (6.17%) Oracle
3 45 (5.67%) Qualys
4 44 (5.54%) VMware
5 38 (4.79%) Cisco
6 35 (4.41%) Splunk
7 33 (4.16%) CyberArk
8 30 (3.78%) LogRhythm
9 27 (3.40%) SAP
10 25 (3.15%) ArcSight
10 25 (3.15%) Citrix
10 25 (3.15%) SolarWinds
11 24 (3.02%) AlienVault
12 23 (2.90%) Bomgar
12 23 (2.90%) LexisNexis
13 21 (2.64%) McAfee
14 20 (2.52%) Aveksa
15 17 (2.14%) CheckPoint
16 16 (2.02%) HP
16 16 (2.02%) Trend Micro