Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
England > South East
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 306 466 522
Rank change year-on-year +160 +56 +12
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 21 40 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.15% 0.084%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.47% 1.09% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 16 28 10
Median annual salary £50,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +100.00%
10th Percentile £35,433 £42,500 £53,625
90th Percentile £65,500 £70,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -21.43% +16.67% +33.33%

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 1,432 3,654 3,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 12.88% 13.97% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,126 2,767 3,111
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £74,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +2.04%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +105 8 £50,000 -28.57%
Berkshire +85 8 £50,000 -28.57%
Hampshire +82 6 £75,000 +66.67% 1
Surrey +102 5 £60,000 -
East Sussex - 2 £39,500 -
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 18 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 8 (38.10%) Azure
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2019
5 6 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (28.57%) Power Automate
5 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 6 (28.57%) CISSP
5 6 (28.57%) CISM
5 6 (28.57%) Firewall
5 6 (28.57%) Security Management
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 6 (28.57%) OneDrive
5 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (28.57%) Security Architecture
5 6 (28.57%) Office 365
6 5 (23.81%) CRISC
6 5 (23.81%) Information Assurance
6 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (23.81%) Public Cloud
6 5 (23.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (23.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment

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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Azure
2 6 (28.57%) Dynamics 365
2 6 (28.57%) Office 365
2 6 (28.57%) OneDrive
2 6 (28.57%) Power Automate
3 4 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.76%) AWS
4 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.76%) HP Helion
4 1 (4.76%) IaaS
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) PaaS
4 1 (4.76%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) VPN
3 4 (19.05%) LAN
3 4 (19.05%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) Wireless
3 4 (19.05%) Wireless Security
4 1 (4.76%) DMZ
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (4.76%) Kerberos
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) SSL
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Consultant
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Operational Security Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Operations Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Security Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Security Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Security Operations Manager
4 3 (14.29%) SOC Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Information Officer
5 2 (9.52%) Information Security Officer
5 2 (9.52%) Security Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Security Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) ModSecurity
2 1 (4.76%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 5 (23.81%) Public Cloud
1 5 (23.81%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (14.29%) Blog
2 3 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (9.52%) NHS
3 2 (9.52%) PKI
4 1 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (85.71%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 6 (28.57%) Security Architecture
3 6 (28.57%) Security Management
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (23.81%) Information Assurance
4 5 (23.81%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (19.05%) Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Commercial Awareness
5 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (19.05%) High Availability
5 4 (19.05%) Information Security
5 4 (19.05%) Patch Management
5 4 (19.05%) Resource Management
5 4 (19.05%) Security Hardening
5 4 (19.05%) Security Operations
5 4 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CISM
1 6 (28.57%) CISSP
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (23.81%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (23.81%) CRISC
2 5 (23.81%) MCSE
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) CEH
3 4 (19.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 4 (19.05%) MBCS
3 4 (19.05%) RHCSA
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) NIST
3 1 (4.76%) COBIT
3 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (4.76%) GDPR
3 1 (4.76%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Juniper
3 1 (4.76%) LogRhythm
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk