Period
to 7 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 7 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > South East
6 months to
7 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 415 291 469
Rank change year-on-year -124 +178 -4
Permanent jobs citing SANS 37 9 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.10% 0.094%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.40% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 16 5 22
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% +13.04%
England median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% - +18.18%

SANS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 5,212 2,241 6,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.70% 24.93% 27.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2,817 1,679 5,057
10th Percentile £28,250 £29,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,702
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,200 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SANS in the South East

SANS
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SANS in the South East

SANS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing SANS in the South East over the 6 months to 7 December 2021.

Salary histogram for SANS in the South East

SANS
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 SANS within the South East region over the 6 months to 7 December 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
Surrey -44 24 £60,000 - 1
Thames Valley -85 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £97,500 -
Hampshire -110 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2021, IT jobs citing SANS 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 SANS.

1 35 (94.59%) AWS
2 34 (91.89%) Azure
3 30 (81.08%) Linux
3 30 (81.08%) Windows
4 29 (78.38%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (72.97%) Information Security
6 26 (70.27%) Python
7 25 (67.57%) C#
7 25 (67.57%) JavaScript
8 24 (64.86%) Identity Management
8 24 (64.86%) DevOps
8 24 (64.86%) API Integration
9 23 (62.16%) SIEM
9 23 (62.16%) Risk Management
10 22 (59.46%) Analytics
11 21 (56.76%) GCFE
11 21 (56.76%) Serverless
11 21 (56.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 21 (56.76%) Azure Logic Apps
11 21 (56.76%) Azure Sentinel
11 21 (56.76%) GCIA
11 21 (56.76%) GCIH
11 21 (56.76%) GCFA
11 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (56.76%) Sentinel
11 21 (56.76%) Ruby
11 21 (56.76%) Perl
11 21 (56.76%) VB
11 21 (56.76%) XML
11 21 (56.76%) Continuous Improvement

SANS
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:

Business Applications
1 21 (56.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 35 (94.59%) AWS
2 34 (91.89%) Azure
3 21 (56.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 21 (56.76%) Amazon GuardDuty
3 21 (56.76%) Amazon S3
3 21 (56.76%) AWS CloudTrail
3 21 (56.76%) AWS Lambda
3 21 (56.76%) Azure Logic Apps
3 21 (56.76%) Azure Sentinel
3 21 (56.76%) CloudFront
3 21 (56.76%) Serverless
4 8 (21.62%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (16.22%) Google Workspace
6 4 (10.81%) GCP
6 4 (10.81%) SaaS
7 3 (8.11%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Internet
2 8 (21.62%) Firewall
3 7 (18.92%) SAN
4 6 (16.22%) DNS
4 6 (16.22%) VPN
5 5 (13.51%) Network Security
6 3 (8.11%) HTTP
6 3 (8.11%) HTTPS
6 3 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (8.11%) IPsec
6 3 (8.11%) Kerberos
6 3 (8.11%) LAN
6 3 (8.11%) NNTP
6 3 (8.11%) SSL
6 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.11%) WAN
6 3 (8.11%) Wireless
6 3 (8.11%) X.509
7 1 (2.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Burp Suite
General
1 6 (16.22%) Games
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 26 (70.27%) Security Engineer
2 21 (56.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (8.11%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (8.11%) IT Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Applications Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) SOC Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (56.76%) JSON
1 21 (56.76%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) LDAP
2 3 (8.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (8.11%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (81.08%) Linux
1 30 (81.08%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Mac OS
3 3 (8.11%) AIX
3 3 (8.11%) zOS
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (78.38%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (72.97%) Information Security
3 24 (64.86%) API Integration
3 24 (64.86%) DevOps
3 24 (64.86%) Identity Management
4 23 (62.16%) Risk Management
4 23 (62.16%) SIEM
5 22 (59.46%) Analytics
6 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (56.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (56.76%) Data Analytics
6 21 (56.76%) Mentoring
6 21 (56.76%) Visualisation
7 8 (21.62%) ITIL
8 6 (16.22%) Inventory Management
8 6 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) SDLC
8 6 (16.22%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (13.51%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 26 (70.27%) Python
2 25 (67.57%) C#
2 25 (67.57%) JavaScript
3 21 (56.76%) Perl
3 21 (56.76%) PowerShell
3 21 (56.76%) Ruby
3 21 (56.76%) VB
4 5 (13.51%) Java
5 4 (10.81%) Go
6 3 (8.11%) SQL
7 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) Degree
1 21 (56.76%) GCFA
1 21 (56.76%) GCFE
1 21 (56.76%) GCIA
1 21 (56.76%) GCIH
2 10 (27.03%) CISSP
3 5 (13.51%) CISM
3 5 (13.51%) GPEN
4 4 (10.81%) CEH
4 4 (10.81%) OSCP
5 2 (5.41%) CISA
6 1 (2.70%) CCNA
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) GDPR
2 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (8.11%) HIPAA
3 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (8.11%) NIST
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.11%) OpenAM
1 3 (8.11%) OpenIDM
1 3 (8.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Google
2 3 (8.11%) Apple
2 3 (8.11%) CA
2 3 (8.11%) CyberArk
2 3 (8.11%) ForgeRock
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Red Hat