Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 86 95 93
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 +12
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 654 244 907
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.74% 3.01% 3.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.00% 3.26% 3.83%
Number of salaries quoted 371 176 577
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £41,625 £42,875 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% - -4.17%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,563 £72,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,875 £82,500
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 16,368 7,478 23,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 93.54% 92.34% 91.50%
Number of salaries quoted 11,167 6,208 19,224
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +2.94%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -18 206 £65,000 +4.00% 45
Surrey +8 177 £47,000 -30.37% 14
Hampshire -17 135 £50,000 -3.85% 10
Berkshire -48 109 £70,000 +12.00% 25
West Sussex +31 75 £60,500 +5.22% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 55 £53,000 +0.95% 14
Oxfordshire +5 43 £56,250 -25.00% 6
East Sussex -35 28 £45,000 -2.17%
Kent -29 20 £53,750 +79.17% 9
Sussex - 3 £60,000 -
Home Counties - 2 £110,000 -
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 296 (45.26%) Social Skills
2 219 (33.49%) Cybersecurity
3 187 (28.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 163 (24.92%) Management Information System
5 158 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
6 157 (24.01%) Azure
7 148 (22.63%) Microsoft
8 131 (20.03%) Service Delivery
9 128 (19.57%) Risk Management
9 128 (19.57%) Line Management
10 123 (18.81%) CISSP
11 121 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
12 119 (18.20%) Degree
13 111 (16.97%) Retail
14 102 (15.60%) CISM
15 99 (15.14%) Finance
16 92 (14.07%) ITIL
17 91 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
18 87 (13.30%) Microsoft 365
19 86 (13.15%) Facilities Management
20 84 (12.84%) AWS
21 81 (12.39%) Continuous Improvement
22 80 (12.23%) Self-Motivation
23 79 (12.08%) Cyber Essentials
24 78 (11.93%) Legal
25 75 (11.47%) GDPR
26 73 (11.16%) C#
27 72 (11.01%) DevOps
28 69 (10.55%) Windows
29 67 (10.24%) Data Protection

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 15 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.38%) IIS
3 6 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (0.92%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.61%) Apache
5 4 (0.61%) SAS
6 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.31%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.31%) Drupal
6 2 (0.31%) nginx
7 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.15%) Confluence
7 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (5.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.82%) Maximo
2 15 (2.29%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 157 (24.01%) Azure
2 87 (13.30%) Microsoft 365
3 84 (12.84%) AWS
4 38 (5.81%) Power Platform
5 27 (4.13%) PaaS
6 23 (3.52%) IaaS
7 22 (3.36%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.21%) SaaS
9 17 (2.60%) Serverless
10 15 (2.29%) Azure Data Factory
11 14 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (1.99%) Azure Sentinel
13 12 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (1.83%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 12 (1.83%) Amazon S3
13 12 (1.83%) AWS CloudTrail
13 12 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (1.83%) Azure Logic Apps
13 12 (1.83%) CloudFront
14 7 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.09%) Firewall
2 39 (5.96%) Network Security
3 21 (3.21%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.29%) HTTP
5 14 (2.14%) DNS
5 14 (2.14%) VPN
6 13 (1.99%) Wireless
7 12 (1.83%) Internet
8 11 (1.68%) SSL
9 9 (1.38%) DHCP
10 7 (1.07%) SMTP
11 6 (0.92%) Skype
12 5 (0.76%) FTP
12 5 (0.76%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.61%) HTTPS
13 4 (0.61%) POP3
13 4 (0.61%) SCCP
13 4 (0.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.35%) NoSQL
1 35 (5.35%) Power BI
1 35 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.59%) Data Lake
3 29 (4.43%) Big Data
4 28 (4.28%) MongoDB
5 27 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (2.29%) HDInsight
8 12 (1.83%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.53%) MySQL
10 6 (0.92%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.92%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.61%) MS Access
11 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (1.38%) JIRA
2 6 (0.92%) SoapUI
3 3 (0.46%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Ant
5 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.15%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.15%) Emacs
5 1 (0.15%) Maven
5 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 296 (45.26%) Social Skills
2 121 (18.50%) Analytical Skills
3 111 (16.97%) Retail
4 99 (15.14%) Finance
5 78 (11.93%) Legal
6 49 (7.49%) Organisational Skills
7 35 (5.35%) Influencing Skills
7 35 (5.35%) Public Sector
8 31 (4.74%) Presentation Skills
9 25 (3.82%) Telecoms
10 21 (3.21%) Marketing
11 20 (3.06%) Electronics
12 18 (2.75%) Manufacturing
13 7 (1.07%) Games
13 7 (1.07%) Law
14 6 (0.92%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.92%) Digital Economy
14 6 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 5 (0.76%) Automotive
15 5 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (15.44%) Analyst
2 88 (13.46%) Security Analyst
3 72 (11.01%) Security Engineer
4 70 (10.70%) Architect
5 48 (7.34%) Information Analyst
5 48 (7.34%) Information Security Analyst
6 40 (6.12%) Consultant
7 36 (5.50%) Security Architect
8 35 (5.35%) IT Analyst
8 35 (5.35%) IT Security Analyst
9 31 (4.74%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 30 (4.59%) Security Manager
10 30 (4.59%) Security Specialist
11 26 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
12 23 (3.52%) Developer
13 22 (3.36%) Information Security Specialist
13 22 (3.36%) Information Specialist
13 22 (3.36%) IT Manager
14 21 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (3.21%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.36%) .NET
1 22 (3.36%) HTML
2 19 (2.91%) jQuery
3 18 (2.75%) CSS
4 15 (2.29%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.29%) OAuth
5 14 (2.14%) .NET Core
5 14 (2.14%) AngularJS
5 14 (2.14%) JSON
5 14 (2.14%) React
5 14 (2.14%) XML
6 12 (1.83%) OAuth2
6 12 (1.83%) OpenID
6 12 (1.83%) SOAP
7 11 (1.68%) ASP.NET Core
7 11 (1.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (1.53%) ARM Templates
9 8 (1.22%) Web Services
10 7 (1.07%) Ajax
11 6 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 163 (24.92%) Management Information System
2 80 (12.23%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (3.98%) Driving Licence
4 15 (2.29%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (2.29%) Renewable Energy
5 14 (2.14%) Data Centre
6 13 (1.99%) Cloud Native
6 13 (1.99%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 13 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.53%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (1.22%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.07%) Social Media
10 6 (0.92%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.76%) Cybercrime
12 4 (0.61%) Blog
12 4 (0.61%) SCADA
12 4 (0.61%) Tandem
12 4 (0.61%) User Experience
12 4 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.55%) Windows
2 40 (6.12%) Linux
3 22 (3.36%) Unix
4 17 (2.60%) Mac OS
5 14 (2.14%) VMS
6 13 (1.99%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 10 (1.53%) Android
9 9 (1.38%) Solaris
10 8 (1.22%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.15%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (33.49%) Cybersecurity
2 158 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (20.03%) Service Delivery
4 128 (19.57%) Line Management
4 128 (19.57%) Risk Management
5 92 (14.07%) ITIL
6 91 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
7 86 (13.15%) Facilities Management
8 81 (12.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 72 (11.01%) DevOps
10 67 (10.24%) Data Protection
11 66 (10.09%) Security Testing
11 66 (10.09%) SIEM
12 64 (9.79%) Project Management
12 64 (9.79%) Security Operations
13 61 (9.33%) Time Management
14 58 (8.87%) OWASP
14 58 (8.87%) Vulnerability Management
15 54 (8.26%) Analytics
15 54 (8.26%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.16%) C#
2 65 (9.94%) SQL
3 57 (8.72%) Python
4 52 (7.95%) PowerShell
5 44 (6.73%) C
6 43 (6.57%) JavaScript
7 40 (6.12%) Java
8 20 (3.06%) Ruby
9 16 (2.45%) VB
10 12 (1.83%) Perl
11 9 (1.38%) PHP
12 4 (0.61%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.61%) C++
12 4 (0.61%) VBScript
13 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.15%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.15%) Go
14 1 (0.15%) Groovy
14 1 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 123 (18.81%) CISSP
2 119 (18.20%) Degree
3 102 (15.60%) CISM
4 54 (8.26%) Security Cleared
5 42 (6.42%) CISA
6 41 (6.27%) CEH
7 34 (5.20%) CRISC
8 32 (4.89%) SC Cleared
9 19 (2.91%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.60%) SANS
11 16 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (1.99%) CCNA
12 13 (1.99%) GCIA
12 13 (1.99%) GCIH
13 12 (1.83%) GCFA
13 12 (1.83%) GCFE
14 11 (1.68%) CompTIA Security+
15 10 (1.53%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (28.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 79 (12.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 75 (11.47%) GDPR
4 67 (10.24%) NIST
5 58 (8.87%) SLA
6 35 (5.35%) PCI DSS
7 25 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 24 (3.67%) COBIT
8 24 (3.67%) GRC
9 16 (2.45%) NIST 800
10 12 (1.83%) QA
10 12 (1.83%) SOC 2
11 11 (1.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.92%) ISO 22301
14 5 (0.76%) IASME
14 5 (0.76%) NCSC
15 4 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
15 4 (0.61%) ISO 9001
16 3 (0.46%) COSHH
System Software
1 22 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 13 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.53%) Firmware
4 9 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (0.92%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.76%) Docker
7 4 (0.61%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.31%) HDFS
8 2 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.31%) XenApp
9 1 (0.15%) pfSense
9 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (1.22%) Jamf Pro
3 8 (1.22%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.22%) SCCM
4 6 (0.92%) HP ALM
4 6 (0.92%) HP Fortify
4 6 (0.92%) WebInspect
5 5 (0.76%) Puppet
6 4 (0.61%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.61%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (0.61%) Kibana
6 4 (0.61%) logstash
7 3 (0.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (0.46%) Ansible
7 3 (0.46%) Nessus
7 3 (0.46%) QRadar
8 2 (0.31%) WSUS
9 1 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.15%) Terraform
Vendors
1 148 (22.63%) Microsoft
2 30 (4.59%) Oracle
3 19 (2.91%) SAP
4 17 (2.60%) Palantir
5 16 (2.45%) VMware
6 15 (2.29%) Cisco
6 15 (2.29%) Citrix
6 15 (2.29%) Databricks
7 13 (1.99%) Splunk
8 10 (1.53%) Qualys
9 9 (1.38%) Google
9 9 (1.38%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.07%) ArcSight
10 7 (1.07%) Ariba
10 7 (1.07%) HP
11 6 (0.92%) Apple
11 6 (0.92%) Blue Coat
11 6 (0.92%) Micro Focus
11 6 (0.92%) Tripwire
11 6 (0.92%) Xamarin