Period
to 9 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for NCSC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NCSC over the 6 months to 9 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
England > South East
6 months to
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 308 396 471
Rank change year-on-year +88 +75 +82
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 58 31 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.05% 1.23% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 42 19 31
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,000 £67,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% -3.57% +27.27%
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -8.20%

NCSC is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 1,901 2,520 3,817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.54% 13.88% 14.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1,235 1,949 2,951
10th Percentile £30,200 £29,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £64,125 £67,500 £61,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NCSC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in the South East

NCSC
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NCSC in the South East.

Salary trend for NCSC in the South East

NCSC
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing NCSC in the South East over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Salary histogram for NCSC in the South East

NCSC
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 NCSC within the South East region over the 6 months to 9 May 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
Hampshire +57 40 £58,750 -14.55% 2
Thames Valley +41 9 £65,000 -7.14% 3
Surrey +16 9 £65,000 -
Berkshire +20 7 £65,000 -7.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +29 1 £48,000 -40.00%
West Sussex +8 1 £61,000 -6.15%
East Sussex - 1 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £57,500 -
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, IT jobs citing NCSC 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 NCSC.

1 36 (62.07%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (48.28%) CISSP
3 27 (46.55%) NIST
4 24 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (39.66%) Risk Management
6 22 (37.93%) CISM
7 21 (36.21%) Azure
7 21 (36.21%) SIEM
8 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
9 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
10 17 (29.31%) Social Skills
11 16 (27.59%) JSP 440
12 14 (24.14%) Information Security
12 14 (24.14%) GDPR
13 13 (22.41%) PCI DSS
13 13 (22.41%) Information Assurance
14 12 (20.69%) Security Architecture
14 12 (20.69%) Cyber Essentials
15 11 (18.97%) CESG Certified Professional
15 11 (18.97%) SABSA
15 11 (18.97%) TOGAF
15 11 (18.97%) SSCP
16 10 (17.24%) Migration
16 10 (17.24%) RMADS
16 10 (17.24%) Influencing Skills
17 9 (15.52%) Big Data
17 9 (15.52%) Infor M3
17 9 (15.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 9 (15.52%) Risk Analysis
17 9 (15.52%) CESG

NCSC
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:

Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 21 (36.21%) Azure
2 3 (5.17%) AWS
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.72%) HP Helion
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Firewall
2 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.62%) Unified Communications
3 5 (8.62%) WAN
4 4 (6.90%) DHCP
4 4 (6.90%) DNS
4 4 (6.90%) Internet
5 3 (5.17%) Network Security
5 3 (5.17%) VPN
6 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.45%) SSH
6 2 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.72%) LAN
7 1 (1.72%) Wireless
7 1 (1.72%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) JIRA
General
1 17 (29.31%) Social Skills
2 10 (17.24%) Influencing Skills
3 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Aerospace
5 2 (3.45%) Finance
5 2 (3.45%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Architect
1 23 (39.66%) Security Architect
2 19 (32.76%) Consultant
3 14 (24.14%) Cybersecurity Architect
4 13 (22.41%) Security Consultant
5 11 (18.97%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 6 (10.34%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Network Engineer
8 4 (6.90%) Security Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Analyst
9 3 (5.17%) Information Security Specialist
9 3 (5.17%) Information Specialist
10 2 (3.45%) Security Engineer
11 1 (1.72%) Integration Engineer
11 1 (1.72%) Network Analyst
11 1 (1.72%) Network Security Analyst
11 1 (1.72%) Operations Manager
11 1 (1.72%) Security Analyst
11 1 (1.72%) Security Manager
11 1 (1.72%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.72%) REST
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) CESG
2 5 (8.62%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.17%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
5 2 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (62.07%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (39.66%) Risk Management
3 21 (36.21%) SIEM
4 14 (24.14%) Information Security
5 13 (22.41%) Information Assurance
6 12 (20.69%) Security Architecture
7 11 (18.97%) SABSA
7 11 (18.97%) TOGAF
8 10 (17.24%) Migration
9 9 (15.52%) Risk Analysis
10 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (12.07%) Customer-Centricity
10 7 (12.07%) Decision-Making
10 7 (12.07%) Test Strategy
11 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (8.62%) Converged Infrastructure
13 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
13 4 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
14 3 (5.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) C
2 3 (5.17%) Python
3 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) Lua
4 1 (1.72%) Ruby
4 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (48.28%) CISSP
2 22 (37.93%) CISM
3 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
4 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
5 11 (18.97%) CESG Certified Professional
5 11 (18.97%) SSCP
6 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (6.90%) CCNA
8 4 (6.90%) CCNP
8 4 (6.90%) Degree
9 3 (5.17%) CRISC
9 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.45%) GCIH
10 2 (3.45%) MCSE
11 1 (1.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (1.72%) CCSP
11 1 (1.72%) CEH
11 1 (1.72%) MBCS
11 1 (1.72%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (46.55%) NIST
2 24 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (27.59%) JSP 440
4 14 (24.14%) GDPR
5 13 (22.41%) PCI DSS
6 12 (20.69%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (17.24%) RMADS
8 9 (15.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.45%) Firmware
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Ansible
2 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.45%) Nessus
3 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) Cisco
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) Dell
3 4 (6.90%) VMware
4 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.45%) McAfee
4 2 (3.45%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.45%) Rapid7
4 2 (3.45%) Sophos
4 2 (3.45%) Splunk
4 2 (3.45%) Symantec
5 1 (1.72%) Centrify
5 1 (1.72%) ForeScout
5 1 (1.72%) Google