Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
England > South East
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 458 512 550
Rank change year-on-year +54 +38 -
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 38 24 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.085% 0.029%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.10% 0.61% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24 9 9
South East median annual salary £56,000 £60,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +100.00% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £54,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £63,000
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +46.34% -

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 3,468 3,944 3,866
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.17% 14.01% 12.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2,632 3,124 3,080
South East median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,328 £26,000
90th Percentile £78,625 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing NCSC as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NCSC in the South East.

Salary trend for NCSC in the South East

NCSC
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NCSC in the South East over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +37 17 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Thames Valley +29 14 £70,000 +12.00% 4
Berkshire +16 13 £70,000 +12.00% 3
East Sussex - 5 £42,500 -
Surrey - 2 £65,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £80,000 - 1
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 29 (76.32%) NIST
2 24 (63.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (47.37%) Azure
3 18 (47.37%) CISSP
3 18 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (44.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (44.74%) CISM
5 16 (42.11%) Information Security
6 15 (39.47%) Degree
7 14 (36.84%) GAP Analysis
8 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
9 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
10 11 (28.95%) JSP 440
10 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
11 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (26.32%) Windows
11 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
11 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
11 10 (26.32%) GDPR
11 10 (26.32%) Computer Science Degree
12 9 (23.68%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (23.68%) CESG
12 9 (23.68%) AWS
13 8 (21.05%) OAuth
13 8 (21.05%) MCITP
13 8 (21.05%) RMADS
13 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
13 8 (21.05%) MCSE
13 8 (21.05%) SAML
13 8 (21.05%) B2B

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 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (47.37%) Azure
2 9 (23.68%) AWS
2 9 (23.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (18.42%) SaaS
4 5 (13.16%) Office 365
5 3 (7.89%) IaaS
5 3 (7.89%) PaaS
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Network Security
2 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.26%) DHCP
3 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (5.26%) SAN
3 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) VSAN
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Geospatial Data
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (10.53%) Legal
1 4 (10.53%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.89%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Consultant
1 13 (34.21%) Security Consultant
2 8 (21.05%) Subject Matter Expert
3 5 (13.16%) Risk Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Active Directory Expert
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Information Security Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Information Security Risk Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) IT Security Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Information Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) OAuth
1 8 (21.05%) SAML
2 5 (13.16%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) CESG
2 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Fedora
4 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (42.11%) Information Security
3 14 (36.84%) GAP Analysis
4 10 (26.32%) Computer Science
4 10 (26.32%) Risk Management
5 8 (21.05%) B2B
5 8 (21.05%) B2C
5 8 (21.05%) Data Protection
6 7 (18.42%) Information Assurance
6 7 (18.42%) Remediation Plan
6 7 (18.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (15.79%) ITIL
7 6 (15.79%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (15.79%) SOA
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) Security Management
8 5 (13.16%) Service Management
8 5 (13.16%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) CISSP
2 17 (44.74%) CISM
3 15 (39.47%) Degree
4 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 10 (26.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (21.05%) MCITP
6 8 (21.05%) MCSE
7 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) SSCP
8 6 (15.79%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (15.79%) CRISC
9 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
10 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (5.26%) CCNA
11 2 (5.26%) CCNP
11 2 (5.26%) CREST Certified
12 1 (2.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 1 (2.63%) CCSP
12 1 (2.63%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (76.32%) NIST
2 24 (63.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (44.74%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (28.95%) JSP 440
5 10 (26.32%) GDPR
6 8 (21.05%) RMADS
7 7 (18.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (15.79%) NIST 800
9 5 (13.16%) Data Quality
10 1 (2.63%) COBIT
10 1 (2.63%) ISO 22301
10 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) Docker
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Avamar
1 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
1 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
1 2 (5.26%) vRealize
2 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 2 (5.26%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) McAfee
6 2 (5.26%) Sophos
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
6 2 (5.26%) Veritas
6 2 (5.26%) Zerto