The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 737 817 837
Rank change year-on-year
+80 +20
Permanent jobs citing CESG 140 141 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 101 76 107
Median salary £56,250 £54,625 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.97% -8.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,500 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £46,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+18.27% -22.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
36816 45202 46174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.54% 42.56% 40.25%
Number of salaries quoted 30051 36006 37313
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,433 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CESG as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

CESG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CESG
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CESG within the UK.

CESG Salary Trend in the UK

CESG
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CESG over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 within the UK.

CESG Salary Histogram in the UK

CESG
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +83 136 £55,000 - 13
London +65 38 £65,000 -7.14% 3
South West +28 36 £53,750 +19.44% 3
South East +61 24 £52,500 -3.89% 3
West Yorkshire - 15 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire - 15 £55,000 - 2
Hampshire +4 14 £60,250 +9.54%
Leeds - 14 £55,000 - 2
Wiltshire - 13 £40,000 -
Bristol +16 11 £70,000 - 2
Salisbury - 10 £40,000 -
City of London +33 9 £105,000 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -3 9 £57,500 +19.79%
Birmingham -9 9 £57,500 +19.79%
Farnborough - 7 - -
Brighton - 6 £48,750 - 2
East Sussex - 6 £48,750 - 2
East of England -6 5 £50,000 +7.52%
Gloucestershire -22 5 £47,500 +5.55% 1
Hertfordshire +4 4 £70,000 -
East Midlands -5 4 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Cheltenham -7 4 £46,250 +2.77% 1
Devon - 4 £52,500 -
Berkshire - 3 £55,000 - 1
Nottingham - 3 £65,000 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 3 £65,000 - 2
Exeter - 3 - -
Corsham - 2 £26,250 -
Gosport - 2 £65,000 -
Westminster - 2 - -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT jobs citing CESG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CESG.

1 179 (61.09%) Information Security
2 155 (52.90%) CISSP
3 136 (46.42%) Security Cleared
4 110 (37.54%) SC Cleared
5 94 (32.08%) CESG Certified Professional
6 92 (31.40%) Windows
7 88 (30.03%) Management Information System
8 87 (29.69%) Cybersecurity
9 85 (29.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 79 (26.96%) Risk Management
11 78 (26.62%) CISM
12 71 (24.23%) Degree
13 67 (22.87%) Network Security
14 64 (21.84%) Security Architecture
15 63 (21.50%) Information Assurance
16 61 (20.82%) Risk Assessment
17 60 (20.48%) Firewall
18 56 (19.11%) Finance
19 55 (18.77%) CISA
19 55 (18.77%) ITIL
20 54 (18.43%) Security Management
20 54 (18.43%) Penetration Testing
21 51 (17.41%) DV Cleared
21 51 (17.41%) CREST Certified
22 49 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
22 49 (16.72%) CEH
23 45 (15.36%) C
23 45 (15.36%) TOGAF
24 44 (15.02%) Java
24 44 (15.02%) PHP

CESG
Top Related IT Skills 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 12 (4.10%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.39%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.37%) Confluence
5 3 (1.02%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 40 (13.65%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 11 (3.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (2.39%) assyst
2 7 (2.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.39%) Office 365
3 7 (2.39%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 67 (22.87%) Network Security
2 60 (20.48%) Firewall
3 32 (10.92%) HTTP
3 32 (10.92%) X.400
4 31 (10.58%) DNS
5 29 (9.90%) DHCP
6 28 (9.56%) DMZ
6 28 (9.56%) FTP
6 28 (9.56%) SMTP
6 28 (9.56%) TCP/IP
7 26 (8.87%) Wireless
8 24 (8.19%) Wireless Security
9 13 (4.44%) VPN
10 12 (4.10%) Internet
11 10 (3.41%) HTTPS
12 7 (2.39%) LAN
12 7 (2.39%) Skype
13 6 (2.05%) WAN
14 4 (1.37%) IPsec
14 4 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.37%) MySQL
2 3 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.02%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.02%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.34%) OLAP
4 1 (0.34%) OLTP
4 1 (0.34%) QlikView
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.37%) JIRA
2 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.02%) Mercurial
2 3 (1.02%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.02%) ProC
2 3 (1.02%) Subversion
3 2 (0.68%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
General
1 56 (19.11%) Finance
2 27 (9.22%) Publishing
3 21 (7.17%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.12%) Aerospace
5 14 (4.78%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.44%) Electronics
7 11 (3.75%) Marketing
8 10 (3.41%) Legal
9 3 (1.02%) Banking
9 3 (1.02%) Military
9 3 (1.02%) Retail
9 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (21.16%) Consultant
2 52 (17.75%) Architect
3 46 (15.70%) Penetration Tester
3 46 (15.70%) Tester
4 43 (14.68%) Security Architect
5 32 (10.92%) Security Consultant
6 25 (8.53%) Network Engineer
7 18 (6.14%) Senior Consultant
8 16 (5.46%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 15 (5.12%) Security Manager
10 14 (4.78%) Analyst
10 14 (4.78%) Security Officer
11 13 (4.44%) Head of Security
11 13 (4.44%) Security Analyst
12 12 (4.10%) Ethical Hacker
12 12 (4.10%) Information Manager
12 12 (4.10%) Information Security Officer
13 11 (3.75%) Head of IT
13 11 (3.75%) Security Tester
13 11 (3.75%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.07%) .NET
2 8 (2.73%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.37%) HTML
3 4 (1.37%) Web Services
3 4 (1.37%) XML
3 4 (1.37%) Zend Framework
4 3 (1.02%) CSS
4 3 (1.02%) jQuery
4 3 (1.02%) JSON
4 3 (1.02%) Kendo UI
4 3 (1.02%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.34%) SOAP
5 1 (0.34%) WCF
5 1 (0.34%) WF
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 88 (30.03%) Management Information System
2 49 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (13.65%) CESG CLAS
4 24 (8.19%) Cryptography
4 24 (8.19%) Mobile App
5 17 (5.80%) Computer Science
6 14 (4.78%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (4.10%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.73%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.73%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.73%) Social Media
9 7 (2.39%) Freedom of Information
9 7 (2.39%) User Experience
9 7 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (2.05%) iPad
11 5 (1.71%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (1.02%) Algorithms
12 3 (1.02%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.68%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 92 (31.40%) Windows
2 32 (10.92%) Unix
3 24 (8.19%) Linux
4 12 (4.10%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.05%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.71%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.71%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.37%) AIX
7 4 (1.37%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) Debian
8 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (61.09%) Information Security
2 87 (29.69%) Cybersecurity
3 79 (26.96%) Risk Management
4 64 (21.84%) Security Architecture
5 63 (21.50%) Information Assurance
6 61 (20.82%) Risk Assessment
7 55 (18.77%) ITIL
8 54 (18.43%) Penetration Testing
8 54 (18.43%) Security Management
9 45 (15.36%) TOGAF
10 43 (14.68%) Protective Monitoring
10 43 (14.68%) Security Operations
11 36 (12.29%) Data Protection
12 35 (11.95%) Ethical Hacking
13 34 (11.60%) SIEM
14 33 (11.26%) Information Security Management
15 31 (10.58%) Vulnerability Management
16 29 (9.90%) Project Management
17 28 (9.56%) Infrastructure Management
18 26 (8.87%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.36%) C
2 44 (15.02%) Java
2 44 (15.02%) PHP
3 42 (14.33%) C++
4 34 (11.60%) Perl
4 34 (11.60%) Ruby
5 33 (11.26%) Python
6 24 (8.19%) SQL
7 9 (3.07%) C#
8 8 (2.73%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.73%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.39%) VBScript
10 5 (1.71%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.34%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 155 (52.90%) CISSP
2 136 (46.42%) Security Cleared
3 110 (37.54%) SC Cleared
4 94 (32.08%) CESG Certified Professional
5 78 (26.62%) CISM
6 71 (24.23%) Degree
7 55 (18.77%) CISA
8 51 (17.41%) CREST Certified
8 51 (17.41%) DV Cleared
9 49 (16.72%) CEH
10 40 (13.65%) CLAS
11 28 (9.56%) CCNA
11 28 (9.56%) Cisco Certification
11 28 (9.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 23 (7.85%) OSCP
13 19 (6.48%) CHECK Team Member
14 16 (5.46%) CHECK Team Leader
15 15 (5.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (5.12%) PCI QSA
15 15 (5.12%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (29.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (13.31%) PCI DSS
3 29 (9.90%) QA
4 21 (7.17%) RMADS
5 18 (6.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 15 (5.12%) COBIT
6 15 (5.12%) JSP 440
7 14 (4.78%) GPG13
8 10 (3.41%) HMG Infosec
8 10 (3.41%) ISO27002
9 5 (1.71%) BS7799
10 3 (1.02%) PA-DSS
11 2 (0.68%) BS25999
11 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.68%) ISO22301
11 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.34%) ISO27005
System Software
1 25 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.44%) vSphere
3 7 (2.39%) BitLocker
3 7 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (2.39%) XenApp
3 7 (2.39%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.34%) vCloud
5 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (2.39%) SCCM
1 7 (2.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (1.37%) Nessus
3 1 (0.34%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.34%) Ansible
3 1 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.34%) Nmap
3 1 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.34%) Puppet
3 1 (0.34%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (9.90%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.44%) VMware
3 11 (3.75%) SAP
3 11 (3.75%) Symantec
4 7 (2.39%) Altiris
4 7 (2.39%) AppSense
4 7 (2.39%) Citrix
4 7 (2.39%) LANDesk
5 5 (1.71%) HP
6 4 (1.37%) Computacenter
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle
6 4 (1.37%) SunGard
6 4 (1.37%) Zend
7 3 (1.02%) Dell
7 3 (1.02%) IBM
7 3 (1.02%) Sun
7 3 (1.02%) Veeam
7 3 (1.02%) Wyse
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco
9 1 (0.34%) Juniper
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