Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 87 71 68
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 +25
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 647 407 925
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 3.63% 4.09% 3.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 4.44% 4.37%
Number of salaries quoted 367 195 611
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £31,750
25th Percentile £43,250 £41,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £68,625 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,000 £77,080 £82,500
England median annual salary £62,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -0.80% +4.17% -

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 16,583 9,160 21,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 92.97% 92.11% 91.10%
Number of salaries quoted 11,285 7,406 17,267
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,259
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Surrey 0 188 £60,000 +9.09% 20
Thames Valley -66 165 £60,000 - 39
Hampshire -29 114 £50,000 +17.65% 11
Berkshire -63 92 £65,000 +4.00% 24
West Sussex +40 69 £65,000 +13.04% 4
Kent -19 51 £77,500 +63.16% 1
Oxfordshire +7 42 £52,000 -22.96% 8
Buckinghamshire -35 33 £77,500 +82.35% 7
East Sussex -18 25 £40,000 -18.37% 2
Sussex +2 6 £60,000 +71.43% 4
Middlesex -10 1 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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.

1 297 (45.90%) Cybersecurity
2 222 (34.31%) Social Skills
3 196 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
4 192 (29.68%) Azure
5 185 (28.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 185 (28.59%) Risk Management
6 165 (25.50%) CISSP
7 164 (25.35%) Management Information System
8 144 (22.26%) Microsoft
9 142 (21.95%) DevOps
10 137 (21.17%) GDPR
11 129 (19.94%) Finance
12 125 (19.32%) AWS
13 118 (18.24%) Security Testing
13 118 (18.24%) C#
14 117 (18.08%) SQL
15 106 (16.38%) CISM
16 101 (15.61%) Microsoft 365
17 100 (15.46%) SIEM
17 100 (15.46%) Python
18 98 (15.15%) Degree
19 97 (14.99%) PowerShell
19 97 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
20 95 (14.68%) Analytics
21 87 (13.45%) Legal
22 86 (13.29%) Firewall
23 83 (12.83%) CI/CD
24 78 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
25 76 (11.75%) Data Protection
25 76 (11.75%) Power Platform

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 20 (3.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.24%) CMS
2 8 (1.24%) Umbraco
2 8 (1.24%) WordPress
3 4 (0.62%) Confluence
3 4 (0.62%) SAS
4 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 23 (3.55%) Sentinel
2 16 (2.47%) Maximo
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.15%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 192 (29.68%) Azure
2 125 (19.32%) AWS
3 101 (15.61%) Microsoft 365
4 76 (11.75%) Power Platform
5 50 (7.73%) Azure Data Factory
6 32 (4.95%) SaaS
7 29 (4.48%) PaaS
8 25 (3.86%) Serverless
9 22 (3.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 22 (3.40%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 22 (3.40%) Amazon S3
9 22 (3.40%) AWS CloudTrail
9 22 (3.40%) AWS Lambda
9 22 (3.40%) Azure Logic Apps
9 22 (3.40%) Azure Monitor
9 22 (3.40%) Azure Sentinel
9 22 (3.40%) CloudFront
9 22 (3.40%) IaaS
10 19 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 86 (13.29%) Firewall
2 57 (8.81%) Network Security
3 23 (3.55%) VPN
4 18 (2.78%) SSL
5 14 (2.16%) Internet
6 12 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (1.55%) HTTP
7 10 (1.55%) WAN
7 10 (1.55%) Wireless
8 9 (1.39%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.24%) LAN
10 7 (1.08%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.93%) SMTP
12 5 (0.77%) DNS
12 5 (0.77%) FTP
12 5 (0.77%) Intranet
12 5 (0.77%) WLAN
13 4 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.62%) IP Telephony
13 4 (0.62%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.75%) Power BI
2 71 (10.97%) NoSQL
3 66 (10.20%) Data Lake
4 65 (10.05%) MongoDB
5 59 (9.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 59 (9.12%) Big Data
6 54 (8.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 49 (7.57%) HDInsight
8 31 (4.79%) SQL Server
9 11 (1.70%) MySQL
10 6 (0.93%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.46%) DB2
12 3 (0.46%) MS Access
12 3 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 13 (2.01%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.85%) Burp Suite
3 9 (1.39%) Emacs
4 8 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.24%) Postman
5 7 (1.08%) JIRA
6 6 (0.93%) Ant
6 6 (0.93%) Artifactory
6 6 (0.93%) Maven
6 6 (0.93%) Subversion
7 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.15%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.15%) Log4j
9 1 (0.15%) Selenium
9 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
General
1 222 (34.31%) Social Skills
2 129 (19.94%) Finance
3 97 (14.99%) Analytical Skills
4 87 (13.45%) Legal
5 48 (7.42%) Retail
6 37 (5.72%) Organisational Skills
7 26 (4.02%) Influencing Skills
7 26 (4.02%) Law
7 26 (4.02%) Marketing
7 26 (4.02%) Presentation Skills
8 20 (3.09%) Telecoms
9 19 (2.94%) Electronics
9 19 (2.94%) Public Sector
10 12 (1.85%) Automotive
11 9 (1.39%) Billing
11 9 (1.39%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 7 (1.08%) Banking
12 7 (1.08%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.77%) Military
13 5 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 129 (19.94%) Analyst
2 115 (17.77%) Security Engineer
3 105 (16.23%) Security Analyst
4 73 (11.28%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 53 (8.19%) Architect
6 49 (7.57%) Big Data Engineer
6 49 (7.57%) Data Engineer
7 48 (7.42%) Information Analyst
7 48 (7.42%) Information Security Analyst
8 47 (7.26%) Security Manager
9 44 (6.80%) IT Analyst
10 39 (6.03%) IT Security Analyst
11 31 (4.79%) Security Specialist
12 30 (4.64%) IT Engineer
13 29 (4.48%) IT Security Engineer
14 28 (4.33%) Security Officer
14 28 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
15 26 (4.02%) Consultant
16 25 (3.86%) Security Architect
17 21 (3.25%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.86%) .NET
1 25 (3.86%) HTML
2 23 (3.55%) JSON
2 23 (3.55%) XML
3 21 (3.25%) CSS
4 15 (2.32%) .NET Core
5 14 (2.16%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.16%) jQuery
6 12 (1.85%) OAuth
6 12 (1.85%) OpenID
7 11 (1.70%) AngularJS
7 11 (1.70%) ARM Templates
7 11 (1.70%) ASP.NET Core
7 11 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
7 11 (1.70%) OAuth2
7 11 (1.70%) React
8 8 (1.24%) Node.js
8 8 (1.24%) RESTful
9 7 (1.08%) Ajax
10 6 (0.93%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 164 (25.35%) Management Information System
2 37 (5.72%) Self-Motivation
3 28 (4.33%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (3.55%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 17 (2.63%) Data Centre
7 14 (2.16%) User Experience
8 13 (2.01%) Social Media
9 11 (1.70%) Cyber Defence
10 9 (1.39%) Blog
10 9 (1.39%) Reinsurance
10 9 (1.39%) Tandem
11 8 (1.24%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.24%) SCADA
11 8 (1.24%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.08%) Life Science
12 7 (1.08%) Reference Data
12 7 (1.08%) Renewable Energy
13 6 (0.93%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (10.97%) Windows
2 55 (8.50%) Linux
3 26 (4.02%) Mac OS
4 14 (2.16%) VMS
5 13 (2.01%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.39%) Kali Linux
6 9 (1.39%) Unix
7 6 (0.93%) Debian
8 5 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.62%) Android
10 3 (0.46%) AIX
10 3 (0.46%) zOS
11 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 297 (45.90%) Cybersecurity
2 196 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (28.59%) Risk Management
4 142 (21.95%) DevOps
5 118 (18.24%) Security Testing
6 100 (15.46%) SIEM
7 95 (14.68%) Analytics
8 83 (12.83%) CI/CD
9 78 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
10 76 (11.75%) Data Protection
10 76 (11.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 75 (11.59%) Service Delivery
12 73 (11.28%) Continuous Improvement
13 72 (11.13%) Line Management
14 68 (10.51%) Data Management
14 68 (10.51%) ITIL
14 68 (10.51%) Test Automation
15 63 (9.74%) Security Management
16 62 (9.58%) Mentoring
17 59 (9.12%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 118 (18.24%) C#
2 117 (18.08%) SQL
3 100 (15.46%) Python
4 97 (14.99%) PowerShell
5 67 (10.36%) Java
6 43 (6.65%) JavaScript
7 29 (4.48%) Ruby
8 26 (4.02%) VB
9 23 (3.55%) Perl
10 17 (2.63%) C
11 9 (1.39%) Bash
12 5 (0.77%) PHP
13 4 (0.62%) C++
13 4 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.62%) VBScript
14 3 (0.46%) Go
15 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.15%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.15%) Groovy
16 1 (0.15%) JCL
Qualifications
1 165 (25.50%) CISSP
2 106 (16.38%) CISM
3 98 (15.15%) Degree
4 45 (6.96%) CRISC
5 38 (5.87%) CISA
6 36 (5.56%) CEH
7 31 (4.79%) SANS
8 29 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 28 (4.33%) CompTIA Security+
10 26 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (3.86%) Security Cleared
12 24 (3.71%) GCIH
13 21 (3.25%) GCFA
13 21 (3.25%) GCFE
13 21 (3.25%) GCIA
14 18 (2.78%) CASP
15 17 (2.63%) OSCP
16 15 (2.32%) SC Cleared
17 13 (2.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 13 (2.01%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (28.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 137 (21.17%) GDPR
3 55 (8.50%) NIST
4 39 (6.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 38 (5.87%) PCI DSS
6 33 (5.10%) SLA
7 31 (4.79%) GRC
8 27 (4.17%) COBIT
9 19 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 19 (2.94%) QA
10 17 (2.63%) IASME
11 15 (2.32%) HIPAA
12 6 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 5 (0.77%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 4 (0.62%) ISO 22301
14 4 (0.62%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.62%) PMO
14 4 (0.62%) SOC 2
15 3 (0.46%) NCSC
System Software
1 20 (3.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.16%) Docker
3 6 (0.93%) Firmware
4 5 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.62%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.46%) OpenAM
6 3 (0.46%) OpenIDM
6 3 (0.46%) RACF
7 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 14 (2.16%) CSIRT
2 13 (2.01%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
4 8 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (0.93%) Ansible
5 6 (0.93%) Galera Cluster
5 6 (0.93%) Istio
5 6 (0.93%) Nessus
5 6 (0.93%) SCCM
5 6 (0.93%) Terraform
6 5 (0.77%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (0.62%) IBM BigFix
7 4 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (0.62%) Nexpose
8 3 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.46%) Nmap
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
8 3 (0.46%) Puppet
9 2 (0.31%) QRadar
9 2 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 144 (22.26%) Microsoft
2 50 (7.73%) Databricks
3 49 (7.57%) Palantir
4 25 (3.86%) Oracle
5 13 (2.01%) SAP
6 7 (1.08%) CyberArk
6 7 (1.08%) Splunk
6 7 (1.08%) VMware
7 6 (0.93%) Apple
7 6 (0.93%) Ariba
7 6 (0.93%) Cisco
7 6 (0.93%) Qualys
8 5 (0.77%) Blue Coat
8 5 (0.77%) CrowdStrike
8 5 (0.77%) IBM
8 5 (0.77%) Sophos
9 4 (0.62%) Automation Anywhere
9 4 (0.62%) Siemens
9 4 (0.62%) UiPath
9 4 (0.62%) Xerox