Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Information Security (InfoSec)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 141 122
Rank change year-on-year +33 -19 +51
Permanent jobs citing Information Security 874 714 1,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.78% 2.30% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.17% 2.64% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 616 538 932
South East median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -

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 27,580 27,075 36,017
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.64% 87.19% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22,801 22,160 30,353
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -12 341 £55,000 - 29
Berkshire -10 246 £55,000 -8.33% 20
Surrey +53 204 £57,500 +4.55% 18
Hampshire -40 142 £58,000 -3.33% 23
West Sussex +63 79 £60,000 -4.00% 8
Buckinghamshire +30 72 £50,000 +9.29% 2
Kent +15 43 £57,500 -4.17% 4
East Sussex -5 29 £56,250 -6.25% 7
Oxfordshire -36 20 £47,500 -13.64% 7
M4 Corridor -3 3 - -
Middlesex - 2 £75,000 -
Home Counties +13 1 £95,000 -9.52%
Sussex - 1 - - 1
Information Security
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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.

1 351 (40.16%) CISSP
2 286 (32.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 246 (28.15%) CISM
4 237 (27.12%) Cybersecurity
5 233 (26.66%) Finance
6 202 (23.11%) Risk Management
7 201 (23.00%) Management Information System
8 193 (22.08%) Firewall
9 162 (18.54%) Degree
10 151 (17.28%) ITIL
11 143 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
12 130 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
13 119 (13.62%) Security Management
14 117 (13.39%) Data Protection
15 116 (13.27%) Network Security
16 113 (12.93%) Microsoft
17 111 (12.70%) Linux
18 110 (12.59%) SIEM
19 108 (12.36%) PCI DSS
20 107 (12.24%) Security Operations
21 106 (12.13%) Risk Assessment
22 104 (11.90%) Information Security Management
22 104 (11.90%) Windows
23 102 (11.67%) GIAC
23 102 (11.67%) GDPR
24 101 (11.56%) Security Cleared
25 99 (11.33%) CISA
26 96 (10.98%) Security Architecture
27 94 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
28 77 (8.81%) Project Management

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 16 (1.83%) IIS
2 12 (1.37%) Apache
3 7 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.57%) JBoss
5 5 (0.57%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.34%) Confluence
7 2 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.23%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.23%) Primavera
2 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.95%) SaaS
4 15 (1.72%) Office 365
5 12 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.92%) IaaS
7 4 (0.46%) Akamai
8 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.34%) npm
8 3 (0.34%) PaaS
9 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.11%) Force.com
10 1 (0.11%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.11%) Route 53
10 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 193 (22.08%) Firewall
2 116 (13.27%) Network Security
3 56 (6.41%) TCP/IP
4 42 (4.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (4.81%) WAN
5 41 (4.69%) VPN
6 26 (2.97%) LAN
7 19 (2.17%) Wireless
8 18 (2.06%) SSL
9 17 (1.95%) SAN
10 16 (1.83%) HTTP
11 15 (1.72%) DNS
11 15 (1.72%) Internet
11 15 (1.72%) IPsec
12 11 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.14%) SCCP
13 10 (1.14%) VLAN
14 8 (0.92%) DHCP
14 8 (0.92%) HTTPS
14 8 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.95%) Relational Database
3 11 (1.26%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 8 (0.92%) MySQL
6 7 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.57%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.46%) Data Lake
8 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.46%) Power BI
8 4 (0.46%) Redis
9 3 (0.34%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.11%) GIS
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (2.06%) Selenium
2 17 (1.95%) Maven
3 9 (1.03%) Bower
4 7 (0.80%) Grunt
5 6 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.34%) Burp Suite
9 2 (0.23%) NuGet
10 1 (0.11%) AppScan
10 1 (0.11%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.11%) gulp
10 1 (0.11%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.11%) JIRA
10 1 (0.11%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.11%) Moq
10 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 233 (26.66%) Finance
2 50 (5.72%) Legal
3 41 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.72%) Banking
5 13 (1.49%) Retail
6 12 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.37%) Military
7 10 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.03%) Marketing
9 8 (0.92%) Law
10 7 (0.80%) Games
11 5 (0.57%) Advertising
12 4 (0.46%) Digital Economy
12 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.34%) Back Office
13 3 (0.34%) Electronics
14 2 (0.23%) Publishing
15 1 (0.11%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.11%) Automotive
15 1 (0.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 200 (22.88%) Analyst
2 173 (19.79%) Consultant
3 164 (18.76%) Security Analyst
4 139 (15.90%) Security Consultant
5 113 (12.93%) Security Manager
6 81 (9.27%) Information Analyst
6 81 (9.27%) Information Security Analyst
7 80 (9.15%) Architect
8 78 (8.92%) Information Security Consultant
9 74 (8.47%) Information Security Manager
10 65 (7.44%) Information Manager
11 38 (4.35%) IT Manager
12 37 (4.23%) Security Engineer
12 37 (4.23%) Senior Consultant
13 35 (4.00%) Security Architect
14 32 (3.66%) Senior Security Consultant
15 31 (3.55%) Senior Manager
16 29 (3.32%) IT Analyst
17 27 (3.09%) Security Officer
17 27 (3.09%) Senior Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.35%) Middleware
2 17 (1.95%) Hibernate
3 16 (1.83%) Spring
4 14 (1.60%) Web Services
5 11 (1.26%) .NET
5 11 (1.26%) HTML
6 10 (1.14%) LDAP
7 6 (0.69%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.69%) LESS
7 6 (0.69%) Lucene
7 6 (0.69%) Sass
7 6 (0.69%) Vue (Vue.js)
8 5 (0.57%) SOAP
9 4 (0.46%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.46%) REST
10 3 (0.34%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.34%) JSON
10 3 (0.34%) LAMP
10 3 (0.34%) ModSecurity
10 3 (0.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 201 (23.00%) Management Information System
2 130 (14.87%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 41 (4.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 39 (4.46%) Cyberthreat
5 39 (4.46%) Data Centre
6 34 (3.89%) NHS
7 33 (3.78%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 12 (1.37%) Cyber Defence
10 10 (1.14%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.03%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.03%) PKI
12 8 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 7 (0.80%) Clustering
13 7 (0.80%) iSeries
13 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.57%) CESG
14 5 (0.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 111 (12.70%) Linux
2 104 (11.90%) Windows
3 39 (4.46%) Unix
4 30 (3.43%) Windows Server
5 15 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (1.37%) Solaris
8 11 (1.26%) Android
9 9 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 8 (0.92%) FreeBSD
10 8 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.80%) CentOS
11 7 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (0.69%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.57%) AIX
14 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.34%) Kali Linux
14 3 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.11%) SUSE
15 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (27.12%) Cybersecurity
2 202 (23.11%) Risk Management
3 151 (17.28%) ITIL
4 143 (16.36%) Penetration Testing
5 119 (13.62%) Security Management
6 117 (13.39%) Data Protection
7 110 (12.59%) SIEM
8 107 (12.24%) Security Operations
9 106 (12.13%) Risk Assessment
10 104 (11.90%) Information Security Management
11 96 (10.98%) Security Architecture
12 94 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
13 77 (8.81%) Project Management
14 69 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (7.09%) PRINCE2
16 60 (6.86%) ISMS
17 59 (6.75%) TOGAF
18 58 (6.64%) Risk Analysis
19 57 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
20 53 (6.06%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 35 (4.00%) SQL
2 31 (3.55%) C
3 27 (3.09%) JavaScript
4 24 (2.75%) Python
5 23 (2.63%) Java
5 23 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 20 (2.29%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.72%) C++
8 7 (0.80%) Perl
9 6 (0.69%) C#
10 5 (0.57%) Ruby
11 4 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.34%) AWK
12 3 (0.34%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.34%) Korn
12 3 (0.34%) PHP
12 3 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.23%) VB
13 2 (0.23%) X++
14 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 351 (40.16%) CISSP
2 246 (28.15%) CISM
3 162 (18.54%) Degree
4 102 (11.67%) GIAC
5 101 (11.56%) Security Cleared
6 99 (11.33%) CISA
7 76 (8.70%) CEH
8 69 (7.89%) CRISC
9 51 (5.84%) SC Cleared
10 47 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 46 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
12 44 (5.03%) SSCP
13 29 (3.32%) DV Cleared
14 25 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (2.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 24 (2.75%) SANS
16 22 (2.52%) APMP
17 19 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 19 (2.17%) CCSP
18 17 (1.95%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (32.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (12.36%) PCI DSS
3 102 (11.67%) GDPR
4 50 (5.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 42 (4.81%) Cyber Essentials
6 30 (3.43%) COBIT
7 26 (2.97%) QA
8 24 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 17 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (1.95%) SLA
10 14 (1.60%) ISO 22301
11 11 (1.26%) ISAE 3402
11 11 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 10 (1.14%) ISO 31000
12 10 (1.14%) NIST 800
13 9 (1.03%) GPG13
13 9 (1.03%) ISO 9001
13 9 (1.03%) RMADS
14 7 (0.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 5 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 35 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.26%) Docker
5 9 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.34%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.11%) Firmware
8 1 (0.11%) Snort
8 1 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (1.37%) Nessus
2 10 (1.14%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.14%) QRadar
3 8 (0.92%) IBM BigFix
3 8 (0.92%) Juniper STRM
3 8 (0.92%) RSA enVision
3 8 (0.92%) RSA Security Analytics
3 8 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (0.57%) WSUS
6 4 (0.46%) Grafana
6 4 (0.46%) Nmap
6 4 (0.46%) Prometheus
6 4 (0.46%) Puppet
6 4 (0.46%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.34%) Ansible
7 3 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 113 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.95%) VMware
3 41 (4.69%) Cisco
4 37 (4.23%) Oracle
5 33 (3.78%) CheckPoint
6 19 (2.17%) LogRhythm
7 18 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.95%) Blue Coat
8 17 (1.95%) IBM
9 16 (1.83%) Palo Alto
10 15 (1.72%) Splunk
11 14 (1.60%) F5
12 13 (1.49%) Juniper
13 12 (1.37%) ArcSight
14 11 (1.26%) Fortinet
14 11 (1.26%) Sun
15 10 (1.14%) CA
15 10 (1.14%) Citrix
15 10 (1.14%) Qualys
16 8 (0.92%) BMC