Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > South East
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 486 470 502
Rank change year-on-year -16 +32 +33
Permanent jobs citing SANS 33 89 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.29% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.44% 1.11% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 25 76 37
South East median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £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 7,539 8,006 8,472
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.29% 26.23% 28.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5,492 6,313 6,909
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,700 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

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 15 July 2019.

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 15 July 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
Thames Valley +3 23 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Berkshire -11 13 £42,500 -22.73%
Buckinghamshire - 10 £50,000 -
Hampshire +6 6 £52,500 -2.33%
Surrey +12 4 £71,750 +36.67% 1
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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 30 (90.91%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (63.64%) Nessus
3 20 (60.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 20 (60.61%) Qualys
4 19 (57.58%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (57.58%) CISSP
5 18 (54.55%) Information Security
6 17 (51.52%) Degree
7 15 (45.45%) CEH
7 15 (45.45%) SIEM
7 15 (45.45%) CISM
7 15 (45.45%) GIAC
8 14 (42.42%) Symantec
8 14 (42.42%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 14 (42.42%) CSIRT
8 14 (42.42%) Threat Intelligence
8 14 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (42.42%) NIST
9 13 (39.39%) OWASP
10 12 (36.36%) Finance
11 11 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
11 11 (33.33%) Meraki
11 11 (33.33%) LogRhythm
11 11 (33.33%) QRadar
11 11 (33.33%) Splunk
11 11 (33.33%) ArcSight
11 11 (33.33%) Threat Detection
11 11 (33.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 10 (30.30%) Firewall

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 1 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (12.12%) Network Security
2 4 (12.12%) WAN
3 3 (9.09%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) HTTP
4 2 (6.06%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (3.03%) FCoE
5 1 (3.03%) IPsec
5 1 (3.03%) SMTP
5 1 (3.03%) SNMP
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
1 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Burp Suite
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) Metasploit
1 1 (3.03%) Redmine
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Legal
3 2 (6.06%) Military
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Analyst
2 14 (42.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 14 (42.42%) Security Analyst
3 13 (39.39%) SOC Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Vulnerability Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Security Incident Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Incident Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Security Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Security Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (12.12%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (9.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 2 (6.06%) Cyberattack
5 2 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (90.91%) Cybersecurity
2 20 (60.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 19 (57.58%) Vulnerability Management
4 18 (54.55%) Information Security
5 15 (45.45%) SIEM
6 14 (42.42%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 14 (42.42%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (42.42%) Threat Intelligence
7 13 (39.39%) OWASP
8 11 (33.33%) Threat Detection
9 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
9 5 (15.15%) Security Operations
10 3 (9.09%) Digital Forensics
10 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 3 (9.09%) Informatics
10 3 (9.09%) Logistics
10 3 (9.09%) Network Architecture
10 3 (9.09%) Protective Monitoring
10 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 3 (9.09%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
1 2 (6.06%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) C++
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) CISSP
2 17 (51.52%) Degree
3 15 (45.45%) CEH
3 15 (45.45%) CISM
3 15 (45.45%) GIAC
4 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) CISA
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (15.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (15.15%) CRISC
5 5 (15.15%) OSCP
6 4 (12.12%) CCNA
6 4 (12.12%) CREST Certified
7 3 (9.09%) A+ Certification
8 2 (6.06%) GCFA
8 2 (6.06%) GCIA
8 2 (6.06%) GCIH
8 2 (6.06%) GSEC
8 2 (6.06%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (6.06%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (42.42%) NIST
2 10 (30.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.03%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) NFS
1 1 (3.03%) Samba
1 1 (3.03%) Snort
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (3.03%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (63.64%) Nessus
2 14 (42.42%) CSIRT
3 11 (33.33%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 11 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 11 (33.33%) QRadar
4 1 (3.03%) Ansible
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) Nmap
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
4 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Qualys
2 14 (42.42%) Symantec
3 11 (33.33%) ArcSight
3 11 (33.33%) LogRhythm
3 11 (33.33%) Meraki
3 11 (33.33%) Splunk
4 8 (24.24%) Rapid7
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.03%) Sophos
6 1 (3.03%) VMware