Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > South East
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 447 513 496
Rank change year-on-year +66 -17 +70
Permanent jobs citing SANS 88 40 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.32% 0.13% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.14% 0.48% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 65 25 74
South East median annual salary £55,000 £75,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.67% +36.36% -4.35%
10th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £89,500 £91,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% -

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 7,695 8,320 10,353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.57% 26.68% 30.64%
Number of salaries quoted 5,870 6,685 8,360
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SANS as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for SANS in the South East

SANS
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SANS in the South East over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

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 19 December 2018. 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 +51 69 £55,000 -31.25%
Berkshire +39 62 £55,000 -31.25%
Surrey +53 14 £55,000 -29.03%
Hampshire +29 13 £55,000 -4.35% 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £57,500 -
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 72 (81.82%) Cybersecurity
2 58 (65.91%) OWASP
3 56 (63.64%) CISSP
3 56 (63.64%) Security Operations
4 55 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 53 (60.23%) Security Operations Centre
6 51 (57.95%) Information Security
7 44 (50.00%) Logistics
8 38 (43.18%) Incident Management
9 37 (42.05%) Customer Engagement
10 36 (40.91%) Problem Management
11 35 (39.77%) CISM
12 33 (37.50%) CEH
13 29 (32.95%) Root Cause Analysis
14 25 (28.41%) SIEM
14 25 (28.41%) Management Information System
15 23 (26.14%) Firewall
15 23 (26.14%) Vulnerability Management
16 19 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
16 19 (21.59%) Linux
17 18 (20.45%) ITIL
18 17 (19.32%) Threat Intelligence
19 16 (18.18%) CRISC
19 16 (18.18%) Legal
19 16 (18.18%) CISA
20 15 (17.05%) GIAC
21 14 (15.91%) Data Protection
21 14 (15.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
22 13 (14.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.95%) ExpressionEngine
1 7 (7.95%) WordPress
2 2 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) IaaS
2 7 (7.95%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.95%) SaaS
3 2 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.14%) Firewall
2 7 (7.95%) Internet
3 4 (4.55%) FCoE
3 4 (4.55%) SNMP
3 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.27%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.27%) Big Data
2 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) JIRA
1 4 (4.55%) Redmine
General
1 16 (18.18%) Legal
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 5 (5.68%) Electronics
3 5 (5.68%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.68%) Marketing
3 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (67.05%) Analyst
2 34 (38.64%) SOC Analyst
3 24 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
4 17 (19.32%) Security Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Incident Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Security Incident Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 9 (10.23%) Senior Security Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Security Manager
7 8 (9.09%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 7 (7.95%) Incident Manager
8 7 (7.95%) Information Assurance Specialist
8 7 (7.95%) Information Specialist
8 7 (7.95%) Security Incident Manager
9 6 (6.82%) Head of Cybersecurity
9 6 (6.82%) Head of Security
9 6 (6.82%) SIEM Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) Node.js
2 5 (5.68%) REST
3 4 (4.55%) LAMP
4 1 (1.14%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 53 (60.23%) Security Operations Centre
2 25 (28.41%) Management Information System
3 9 (10.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Linux
2 12 (13.64%) Windows
3 4 (4.55%) CentOS
3 4 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (81.82%) Cybersecurity
2 58 (65.91%) OWASP
3 56 (63.64%) Security Operations
4 51 (57.95%) Information Security
5 44 (50.00%) Logistics
6 38 (43.18%) Incident Management
7 37 (42.05%) Customer Engagement
8 36 (40.91%) Problem Management
9 29 (32.95%) Root Cause Analysis
10 25 (28.41%) SIEM
11 23 (26.14%) Vulnerability Management
12 18 (20.45%) ITIL
13 17 (19.32%) Threat Intelligence
14 14 (15.91%) Data Protection
15 13 (14.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 11 (12.50%) Mentoring
17 9 (10.23%) Regulatory Compliance
17 9 (10.23%) Runbook
17 9 (10.23%) Security Management
18 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) Bash Shell
1 4 (4.55%) C
2 2 (2.27%) Korn
3 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 56 (63.64%) CISSP
2 35 (39.77%) CISM
3 33 (37.50%) CEH
4 19 (21.59%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (18.18%) CISA
5 16 (18.18%) CRISC
6 15 (17.05%) GIAC
7 14 (15.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 13 (14.77%) CCSP
8 13 (14.77%) Security Cleared
9 11 (12.50%) CREST Certified
9 11 (12.50%) Degree
9 11 (12.50%) OSCP
9 11 (12.50%) SSCP
10 8 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 7 (7.95%) GCIA
11 7 (7.95%) GCIH
12 5 (5.68%) CCNA
12 5 (5.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (62.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.95%) COBIT
2 7 (7.95%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (6.82%) GPG13
4 2 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.55%) NFS
1 4 (4.55%) Samba
1 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) CSIRT
2 8 (9.09%) Nessus
3 4 (4.55%) Ansible
3 4 (4.55%) Nagios
3 4 (4.55%) Puppet
3 4 (4.55%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.27%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Symantec
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (9.09%) Qualys
4 6 (6.82%) Rapid7
5 5 (5.68%) Cisco
5 5 (5.68%) EMC
5 5 (5.68%) SAP
6 4 (4.55%) ArcSight
6 4 (4.55%) Intel
6 4 (4.55%) NetApp
6 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds
6 4 (4.55%) VMware
7 3 (3.41%) LogRhythm
8 2 (2.27%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.27%) Google
8 2 (2.27%) McAfee
8 2 (2.27%) Meraki
8 2 (2.27%) Okta
8 2 (2.27%) Remedy
8 2 (2.27%) Splunk