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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 19 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
England > South East
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 419 324 393
Rank change year-on-year -95 +69 +84
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 51 53 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.40% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.63% 2.63% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35 40 19
10th Percentile - £47,175 £53,623
25th Percentile £45,750 £51,250 £61,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,000 £63,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.17% -6.67% -3.57%
75th Percentile £72,750 £69,063 £72,500
90th Percentile £78,250 £72,500 £73,926
England median annual salary £61,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -6.15% -7.14% -

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 3,137 2,012 2,408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.69% 15.11% 14.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,890 1,305 1,847
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,600 £28,750
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £64,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

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 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 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
Hampshire -61 24 £76,250 +22.45%
Thames Valley -56 11 £65,000 - 1
Kent - 9 £46,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -48 7 £65,000 +35.42% 1
East Sussex -6 5 £61,000 +16.19%
West Sussex +8 4 £70,000 +14.75%
Berkshire -16 4 £70,000 +7.69%
Surrey -68 1 £62,500 +6.38%
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, 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 40 (78.43%) Cybersecurity
2 26 (50.98%) Security Cleared
3 22 (43.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (41.18%) DV Cleared
5 20 (39.22%) SC Cleared
5 20 (39.22%) Information Assurance
6 19 (37.25%) Azure
7 18 (35.29%) AWS
7 18 (35.29%) SIEM
8 17 (33.33%) Security Testing
8 17 (33.33%) Data Security
9 15 (29.41%) Firewall
9 15 (29.41%) CISSP
9 15 (29.41%) Google
9 15 (29.41%) CEH
10 14 (27.45%) Cyber Essentials
11 13 (25.49%) GDPR
11 13 (25.49%) Infrastructure as Code
11 13 (25.49%) Social Skills
11 13 (25.49%) JSP 440
12 11 (21.57%) RMADS
12 11 (21.57%) Degree
12 11 (21.57%) Security Architecture
12 11 (21.57%) Linux
13 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
13 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
13 10 (19.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 9 (17.65%) Boundary Protection
14 9 (17.65%) Public Cloud
14 9 (17.65%) Palo Alto

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (37.25%) Azure
2 18 (35.29%) AWS
3 8 (15.69%) GCP
4 7 (13.73%) IaaS
4 7 (13.73%) PaaS
5 5 (9.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (9.80%) HP Helion
5 5 (9.80%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (9.80%) SoftLayer
6 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.92%) SaaS
7 1 (1.96%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) Firewall
2 7 (13.73%) Network Security
3 5 (9.80%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.92%) Internet
5 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.96%) DHCP
6 1 (1.96%) DNS
6 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.96%) SSH
6 1 (1.96%) SSL
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
6 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Tableau
General
1 13 (25.49%) Social Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.96%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Architect
1 8 (15.69%) IT Engineer
1 8 (15.69%) IT Security Engineer
1 8 (15.69%) Security Architect
1 8 (15.69%) Security Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Consultant
2 7 (13.73%) Security Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 6 (11.76%) Security Technical Architect
3 6 (11.76%) Technical Architect
4 5 (9.80%) Cloud Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Data Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Security Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Data Protection Officer
5 4 (7.84%) GDPR Officer
6 3 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) LDAP
1 8 (15.69%) SAML
2 5 (9.80%) ARM Templates
3 2 (3.92%) ModSecurity
4 1 (1.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Public Cloud
2 8 (15.69%) PKI
3 6 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.92%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (3.92%) Cyberattack
6 2 (3.92%) SCADA
7 1 (1.96%) CSOC
7 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.96%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) CentOS
2 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (78.43%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (39.22%) Information Assurance
3 18 (35.29%) SIEM
4 17 (33.33%) Data Security
4 17 (33.33%) Security Testing
5 13 (25.49%) Infrastructure as Code
6 11 (21.57%) Security Architecture
7 10 (19.61%) Computer Science
7 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
8 9 (17.65%) Boundary Protection
8 9 (17.65%) Information Governance
8 9 (17.65%) ISMS
8 9 (17.65%) IT Governance
8 9 (17.65%) Security Management
9 8 (15.69%) ITIL
9 8 (15.69%) Project Delivery
9 8 (15.69%) Risk Assessment
9 8 (15.69%) Risk Management
9 8 (15.69%) SOAR
9 8 (15.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.80%) Python
2 5 (9.80%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (50.98%) Security Cleared
2 21 (41.18%) DV Cleared
3 20 (39.22%) SC Cleared
4 15 (29.41%) CEH
4 15 (29.41%) CISSP
5 11 (21.57%) Degree
6 8 (15.69%) CISM
6 8 (15.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (11.76%) CESG Certified Professional
8 5 (9.80%) CISA
8 5 (9.80%) CREST Certified
8 5 (9.80%) GSEC
8 5 (9.80%) MCSE
8 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (5.88%) CHECK Team Leader
9 3 (5.88%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (5.88%) Cyber Scheme
10 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (3.92%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (3.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (43.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (27.45%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (25.49%) GDPR
3 13 (25.49%) JSP 440
4 11 (21.57%) RMADS
5 10 (19.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 9 (17.65%) NIST
7 8 (15.69%) Government Security Classifications
7 8 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (15.69%) PCI DSS
8 5 (9.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (1.96%) IASME
9 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Firmware
2 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) Nexpose
2 5 (9.80%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (9.80%) Terraform
3 3 (5.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.96%) Kibana
4 1 (1.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Google
2 9 (17.65%) Palo Alto
2 9 (17.65%) Splunk
3 8 (15.69%) Centrify
4 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco
6 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) Dell
7 1 (1.96%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Rapid7
7 1 (1.96%) Sophos