Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 425 273 487
Rank change year-on-year -152 +214 +35
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 24 16 32
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.87% 1.50% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 22 13 26
10th Percentile £49,225 £42,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £51,688 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,000 £50,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +26.00% -25.93% +12.50%
75th Percentile £69,688 £61,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,200 "
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £69,591
% change year-on-year +8.33% -13.78% +15.99%

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 2,751 1,066 3,722
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.78% 12.93% 14.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,758 853 2,787
10th Percentile £29,813 £32,500 £27,346
25th Percentile £36,750 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -114 12 £66,773 +4.74% 3
Surrey -67 5 £52,500 -12.50% 1
Thames Valley -97 5 £65,000 +30.00% 5
Berkshire -77 3 £70,000 +40.00% 5
East Sussex -39 2 £65,000 +58.54%
West Sussex - 2 £61,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £48,000 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £57,500 -
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 12 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (45.83%) Risk Management
3 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) CISSP
4 9 (37.50%) NIST
5 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
5 7 (29.17%) CISM
5 7 (29.17%) Information Assurance
5 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (25.00%) Firewall
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (20.83%) Windows
7 5 (20.83%) Linux
7 5 (20.83%) Information Security
7 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) Azure
7 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
7 5 (20.83%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (20.83%) Social Skills
8 4 (16.67%) GDPR
8 4 (16.67%) Ansible
8 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (16.67%) SIEM
8 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
8 4 (16.67%) JSP 440
8 4 (16.67%) RMADS

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 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Azure
2 2 (8.33%) AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 2 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) HP Helion
3 1 (4.17%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (4.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 3 (12.50%) Internet
3 3 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.83%) Social Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Military
3 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.17%) Billing
4 1 (4.17%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Security Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Information Assurance Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Security Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Data Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) OSS Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) ARM Templates
2 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
4 1 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.17%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (45.83%) Risk Management
3 7 (29.17%) Information Assurance
4 5 (20.83%) Data Protection
4 5 (20.83%) Information Security
5 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 4 (16.67%) OWASP
5 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 4 (16.67%) SIEM
5 4 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
5 4 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Business Case
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
6 3 (12.50%) Decision-Making
6 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Principle of Least Privilege
6 3 (12.50%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 9 (37.50%) CISSP
4 7 (29.17%) CISM
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.83%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 4 (16.67%) CCNA
7 4 (16.67%) CCNP
7 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (12.50%) SSCP
9 2 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (4.17%) CRISC
10 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) NIST
2 7 (29.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (16.67%) GDPR
3 4 (16.67%) JSP 440
3 4 (16.67%) RMADS
4 2 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (4.17%) COBIT
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (4.17%) GRC
5 1 (4.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (12.50%) Firmware
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Ansible
2 2 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (8.33%) Terraform
3 1 (4.17%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco
1 4 (16.67%) Dell
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Google