Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 101 120
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 +27
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 332 835 797
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 2.94% 3.18% 2.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.22% 3.49% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 256 582 600
Median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.71% +11.43%
10th Percentile £32,308 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £83,125 £82,500 £85,000
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 10,309 23,954 27,080
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.29% 91.21% 90.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,319 19,271 22,363
Median annual salary £50,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £70,000
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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Information Security in the South East over the 6 months to 6 August 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 6 August 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 +7 144 £62,500 - 11
Berkshire +39 101 £62,500 - 10
Surrey +10 73 £58,000 -3.33% 8
Hampshire -26 37 £47,500 -13.64% 7
West Sussex +42 35 £55,000 -4.35% 4
East Sussex +41 31 £50,000 +53.85% 1
Buckinghamshire -23 29 £55,000 -4.35%
Oxfordshire +38 15 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Kent +18 11 £30,000 -57.14%
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 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.

1 113 (34.04%) Cybersecurity
2 111 (33.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 97 (29.22%) Management Information System
4 89 (26.81%) CISSP
5 79 (23.80%) Windows
6 78 (23.49%) Firewall
7 73 (21.99%) Risk Management
8 69 (20.78%) Security Management
9 68 (20.48%) Finance
10 66 (19.88%) Azure
11 64 (19.28%) Information Security Management
12 63 (18.98%) CISM
13 62 (18.67%) Microsoft
14 57 (17.17%) Security Cleared
15 53 (15.96%) Active Directory
15 53 (15.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 52 (15.66%) GDPR
17 51 (15.36%) Penetration Testing
18 49 (14.76%) ITIL
19 47 (14.16%) AWS
20 42 (12.65%) CISA
21 41 (12.35%) NIST
22 39 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
23 38 (11.45%) ISMS
24 37 (11.14%) Network Security
24 37 (11.14%) Degree
24 37 (11.14%) Office 365
24 37 (11.14%) Security Operations
25 36 (10.84%) PCI DSS
25 36 (10.84%) SQL

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 13 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (2.71%) IIS
3 5 (1.51%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.51%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.90%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 66 (19.88%) Azure
2 47 (14.16%) AWS
3 37 (11.14%) Office 365
4 21 (6.33%) SaaS
5 13 (3.92%) IaaS
6 12 (3.61%) PaaS
7 11 (3.31%) Serverless
8 8 (2.41%) AWS Lambda
9 7 (2.11%) Azure Functions
9 7 (2.11%) Power Platform
9 7 (2.11%) PowerApps
10 6 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon Cognito
11 1 (0.30%) GCP
11 1 (0.30%) GitHub
11 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (23.49%) Firewall
2 37 (11.14%) Network Security
3 31 (9.34%) DNS
4 22 (6.63%) Internet
4 22 (6.63%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.33%) VPN
6 16 (4.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 14 (4.22%) DHCP
8 13 (3.92%) WAN
9 10 (3.01%) LAN
10 9 (2.71%) HTTP
10 9 (2.71%) NetScaler
10 9 (2.71%) Wireless
11 8 (2.41%) Skype
12 6 (1.81%) VLAN
13 5 (1.51%) MPLS
13 5 (1.51%) Wireshark
14 4 (1.20%) SMTP
14 4 (1.20%) SSL
14 4 (1.20%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2014
2 9 (2.71%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.51%) OLTP
3 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (1.51%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.51%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.60%) BigQuery
6 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.30%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.30%) MySQL
7 1 (0.30%) NewSQL
7 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 8 (2.41%) JIRA
2 6 (1.81%) Burp Suite
2 6 (1.81%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.30%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.30%) JUnit
General
1 68 (20.48%) Finance
2 18 (5.42%) Legal
3 13 (3.92%) Public Sector
4 8 (2.41%) Law
5 6 (1.81%) Automotive
5 6 (1.81%) Back Office
5 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.51%) Banking
7 4 (1.20%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.90%) Publishing
9 2 (0.60%) Games
9 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.60%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Marketing
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (15.36%) Analyst
2 43 (12.95%) Security Manager
3 36 (10.84%) Architect
4 35 (10.54%) Security Analyst
5 33 (9.94%) IT Manager
6 29 (8.73%) Security Engineer
7 27 (8.13%) IT Security Manager
8 23 (6.93%) Security Architect
9 21 (6.33%) Consultant
9 21 (6.33%) IT Engineer
10 20 (6.02%) Security Specialist
10 20 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (5.42%) Penetration Tester
11 18 (5.42%) Tester
12 15 (4.52%) Administrator
13 14 (4.22%) Information Analyst
13 14 (4.22%) Information Security Analyst
13 14 (4.22%) Operations Analyst
13 14 (4.22%) Security Operations Analyst
14 13 (3.92%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.41%) React
2 7 (2.11%) Node.js
3 5 (1.51%) LDAP
4 4 (1.20%) .NET
4 4 (1.20%) Middleware
5 3 (0.90%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.90%) HTML
6 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.60%) ModSecurity
6 2 (0.60%) OAuth
6 2 (0.60%) SAML
6 2 (0.60%) Web Services
6 2 (0.60%) XML
7 1 (0.30%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.30%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) Java EE
7 1 (0.30%) POSIX
7 1 (0.30%) Redux
7 1 (0.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 97 (29.22%) Management Information System
2 25 (7.53%) Cyberthreat
3 20 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.42%) Data Protection Act
5 15 (4.52%) Cyber Defence
6 12 (3.61%) Clustering
6 12 (3.61%) PKI
7 10 (3.01%) Cyberattack
8 9 (2.71%) CMDB
8 9 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.71%) User Experience
9 8 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (2.41%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.41%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (2.11%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.81%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.51%) NHS
12 5 (1.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (23.80%) Windows
2 31 (9.34%) Linux
3 30 (9.04%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.12%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.22%) Unix
7 13 (3.92%) Windows 10
8 9 (2.71%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.41%) Solaris
10 6 (1.81%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.60%) Android
12 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (34.04%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (21.99%) Risk Management
3 69 (20.78%) Security Management
4 64 (19.28%) Information Security Management
5 53 (15.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (15.36%) Penetration Testing
7 49 (14.76%) ITIL
8 39 (11.75%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (11.45%) ISMS
10 37 (11.14%) Security Operations
11 34 (10.24%) Data Protection
11 34 (10.24%) SIEM
12 30 (9.04%) Open Source
13 28 (8.43%) Project Management
13 28 (8.43%) Vulnerability Management
14 27 (8.13%) Change Management
14 27 (8.13%) Information Assurance
15 23 (6.93%) Security Architecture
16 20 (6.02%) TOGAF
17 19 (5.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.84%) SQL
2 30 (9.04%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.72%) Python
4 11 (3.31%) Java
5 7 (2.11%) C
6 5 (1.51%) C#
7 4 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.20%) Ruby
8 3 (0.90%) C++
8 3 (0.90%) Perl
8 3 (0.90%) VBScript
9 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.60%) PHP
9 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.30%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.30%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.30%) Erlang
10 1 (0.30%) Haskell
10 1 (0.30%) Rust
10 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 89 (26.81%) CISSP
2 63 (18.98%) CISM
3 57 (17.17%) Security Cleared
4 42 (12.65%) CISA
5 37 (11.14%) Degree
6 35 (10.54%) SC Cleared
7 22 (6.63%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (6.63%) CRISC
8 18 (5.42%) CEH
8 18 (5.42%) CESG Certified Professional
9 17 (5.12%) MCSE
9 17 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.61%) CCNA
11 11 (3.31%) CCNP
12 7 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.11%) GIAC
12 7 (2.11%) GSEC
12 7 (2.11%) MCSA
13 6 (1.81%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (1.81%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (33.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (15.66%) GDPR
3 41 (12.35%) NIST
4 36 (10.84%) PCI DSS
5 34 (10.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 23 (6.93%) QA
6 23 (6.93%) SLA
7 16 (4.82%) RMADS
8 15 (4.52%) JSP 440
9 13 (3.92%) NIST 800
10 12 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 11 (3.31%) ISO 9001
12 8 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (1.81%) COBIT
13 6 (1.81%) Data Quality
13 6 (1.81%) ISAE 3402
13 6 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (1.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 4 (1.20%) NCSC
15 4 (1.20%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (15.96%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.33%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.71%) vSphere
4 9 (2.71%) XenApp
4 9 (2.71%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.41%) Firmware
6 6 (1.81%) Docker
6 6 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.90%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.30%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (2.71%) Backup Exec
1 9 (2.71%) Norton AntiVirus
1 9 (2.71%) Terraform
2 8 (2.41%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.20%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (1.20%) Nessus
3 4 (1.20%) SCCM
4 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.90%) WSUS
5 2 (0.60%) Ansible
5 2 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.60%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.60%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.60%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.60%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.30%) CASB
6 1 (0.30%) IBM Guardium
6 1 (0.30%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 62 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.73%) Cisco
3 28 (8.43%) VMware
4 18 (5.42%) Citrix
4 18 (5.42%) Palo Alto
5 17 (5.12%) HP
6 15 (4.52%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (4.22%) McAfee
8 12 (3.61%) Juniper
9 11 (3.31%) LogRhythm
9 11 (3.31%) Sophos
10 10 (3.01%) Dell
11 9 (2.71%) CommVault
11 9 (2.71%) EqualLogic
11 9 (2.71%) NetApp
11 9 (2.71%) Splunk
11 9 (2.71%) Symantec
11 9 (2.71%) Veeam
12 8 (2.41%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.11%) CheckPoint