Period
to 8 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Security Hardening skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Hardening over the 6 months to 8 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Hardening
England > South East
6 months to
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 431 516 554
Rank change year-on-year +85 +38 -20
Permanent jobs citing Security Hardening 15 8 11
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.071% 0.030% 0.035%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.033% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 9
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £53,750 £57,500 £48,250
90th Percentile £125,000 £62,500 £71,250
England median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +26.32% -13.64% +22.22%

Security Hardening is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 19,053 24,535 28,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.57% 91.72% 90.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15,351 20,016 23,732
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

Security Hardening
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Hardening in the South East

Security Hardening
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Security Hardening in the South East

Security Hardening
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Hardening in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Hardening in the South East

Security Hardening
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 Security Hardening within the South East region over the 6 months to 8 April 2020. 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
Berkshire +46 7 £67,500 -
Thames Valley +45 7 £67,500 - 3
West Sussex - 6 £61,250 -
Surrey - 2 £60,000 -
Security Hardening
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, IT jobs citing Security Hardening 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 Security Hardening.

1 10 (66.67%) Information Security
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (53.33%) High Availability
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (33.33%) Clustering
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (33.33%) Azure
6 5 (33.33%) Ticket Management
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Firmware
6 5 (33.33%) Unix
6 5 (33.33%) SLA
6 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
6 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
7 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
7 4 (26.67%) Public Cloud
7 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (26.67%) AWS

Security Hardening
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 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Azure
2 4 (26.67%) AWS
3 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (20.00%) Google Drive
3 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 3 (20.00%) SaaS
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon Glacier
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (6.67%) GCP
4 1 (6.67%) Serverless
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless Security
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) SNMP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Operations Support Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Operational Security Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Operations Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Security Operations Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Database Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Information Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) Public Cloud
3 2 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Native
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
3 3 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Information Security
2 8 (53.33%) High Availability
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Ticket Management
3 5 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Biometrics
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 3 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Project Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (20.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (20.00%) Software Distribution
6 2 (13.33%) Commercial Awareness
6 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (13.33%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (20.00%) MCP
3 3 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CCNP
4 2 (13.33%) CEH
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (13.33%) MBCS
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) RHCSA
5 1 (6.67%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (6.67%) GCIA
5 1 (6.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (13.33%) NCSC
3 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Firmware
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) CASB
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Packer
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Salt
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) ServiceNow
3 3 (20.00%) Google
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) TOWER Software