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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 757 841 837
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -4
Permanent jobs citing CESG 161 122 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.27% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 132 82 117
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,250 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £72,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £60,000 £49,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+22.44% -6.66%

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
39206 45906 45879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 40.97% 42.41% 40.15%
Number of salaries quoted 32009 36939 35878
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +6.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +82 154 £62,500 +13.63% 9
South West 0 36 £50,000 -16.66% 1
London +44 30 £90,000 +41.17% 3
Yorkshire +38 22 £55,000 +46.66% 1
Wiltshire - 19 £50,000 -
Leeds +35 18 £55,000 +46.66% 1
West Yorkshire +31 18 £55,000 +46.66% 1
South East +16 18 £45,000 -2.70% 2
Hampshire +13 15 £45,000 -
Bristol +9 12 £90,000 +71.42%
East Midlands +25 11 £67,500 +50.00%
Salisbury - 11 £50,000 -
West Midlands -11 9 £70,000 +45.83%
Birmingham -23 9 £70,000 +45.83%
Farnborough - 9 £26,500 -
East of England +29 8 £70,000 -5.40%
Nottingham - 8 £67,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 8 £67,500 -
Hertfordshire +18 7 £70,000 -
St Albans - 6 £70,000 -
City of London +58 5 £81,250 +16.07%
Corsham - 5 £38,000 -
Andover - 5 £45,000 -
Cheltenham -10 4 £55,000 -8.33%
Gloucestershire -25 4 £55,000 -8.33% 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £50,000 -
Scotland +26 3 - -
Glasgow +16 3 - -
Lincolnshire - 3 £67,500 -
Lincoln - 3 £67,500 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 190 (62.30%) Information Security
2 178 (58.36%) CISSP
3 145 (47.54%) Security Cleared
4 119 (39.02%) SC Cleared
5 109 (35.74%) Cybersecurity
6 106 (34.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 105 (34.43%) CESG Certified Professional
8 99 (32.46%) Windows
9 90 (29.51%) Degree
10 82 (26.89%) Risk Management
11 74 (24.26%) CISM
11 74 (24.26%) Penetration Testing
12 72 (23.61%) Security Architecture
13 69 (22.62%) Finance
14 64 (20.98%) CREST Certified
15 63 (20.66%) Security Management
16 62 (20.33%) Management Information System
17 56 (18.36%) Firewall
17 56 (18.36%) PCI DSS
18 55 (18.03%) C
19 54 (17.70%) Risk Assessment
19 54 (17.70%) Network Security
19 54 (17.70%) Information Assurance
20 53 (17.38%) Java
21 50 (16.39%) PHP
21 50 (16.39%) CESG CLAS
21 50 (16.39%) CLAS
22 48 (15.74%) C++
22 48 (15.74%) ITIL
23 46 (15.08%) CEH

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 15 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.95%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.31%) IIS
5 2 (0.66%) Confluence
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (11.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.95%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.95%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.64%) Office 365
3 5 (1.64%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 56 (18.36%) Firewall
2 54 (17.70%) Network Security
3 39 (12.79%) Wireless
4 37 (12.13%) Wireless Security
5 26 (8.52%) DNS
6 23 (7.54%) DHCP
6 23 (7.54%) VPN
7 22 (7.21%) DMZ
7 22 (7.21%) FTP
7 22 (7.21%) HTTP
7 22 (7.21%) SMTP
7 22 (7.21%) TCP/IP
7 22 (7.21%) X.400
8 16 (5.25%) Internet
9 11 (3.61%) HTTPS
10 6 (1.97%) LAN
11 5 (1.64%) Skype
12 4 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (1.31%) WAN
13 2 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.66%) MySQL
3 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) OLAP
4 1 (0.33%) OLTP
4 1 (0.33%) QlikView
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.98%) ProC
4 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.66%) JIRA
4 2 (0.66%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 69 (22.62%) Finance
2 43 (14.10%) Publishing
3 20 (6.56%) Legal
4 17 (5.57%) Manufacturing
5 16 (5.25%) Telecoms
6 15 (4.92%) Electronics
7 13 (4.26%) Marketing
8 10 (3.28%) Banking
9 8 (2.62%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.97%) Local Government
10 6 (1.97%) Retail
11 5 (1.64%) Retail Banking
12 4 (1.31%) Military
13 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 95 (31.15%) Consultant
2 67 (21.97%) Security Consultant
3 53 (17.38%) Penetration Tester
3 53 (17.38%) Tester
4 51 (16.72%) Architect
5 43 (14.10%) Security Architect
6 30 (9.84%) Senior Consultant
7 23 (7.54%) Network Engineer
8 20 (6.56%) Senior Security Consultant
9 16 (5.25%) Security Manager
10 15 (4.92%) Information Manager
10 15 (4.92%) IT Consultant
10 15 (4.92%) IT Security Consultant
11 14 (4.59%) Information Security Manager
11 14 (4.59%) Senior Penetration Tester
11 14 (4.59%) Senior Tester
12 13 (4.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 12 (3.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 12 (3.93%) Head of Security
14 11 (3.61%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.26%) Web Services
2 7 (2.30%) .NET
3 4 (1.31%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.98%) XML
5 2 (0.66%) CSS
5 2 (0.66%) HTML
5 2 (0.66%) jQuery
5 2 (0.66%) JSON
5 2 (0.66%) Kendo UI
5 2 (0.66%) Middleware
5 2 (0.66%) Zend Framework
6 1 (0.33%) REST
6 1 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.33%) SOAP
6 1 (0.33%) WCF
6 1 (0.33%) WF
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 62 (20.33%) Management Information System
2 50 (16.39%) CESG CLAS
3 42 (13.77%) Mobile App
4 33 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (7.54%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.92%) iPad
7 10 (3.28%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.95%) Cryptography
8 9 (2.95%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.97%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.64%) User Experience
11 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.66%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.66%) IVR
11 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.33%) Physics
12 1 (0.33%) PKI
12 1 (0.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 99 (32.46%) Windows
2 42 (13.77%) Unix
3 20 (6.56%) Linux
4 9 (2.95%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.30%) Kali Linux
5 7 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.98%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.98%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (62.30%) Information Security
2 109 (35.74%) Cybersecurity
3 82 (26.89%) Risk Management
4 74 (24.26%) Penetration Testing
5 72 (23.61%) Security Architecture
6 63 (20.66%) Security Management
7 54 (17.70%) Information Assurance
7 54 (17.70%) Risk Assessment
8 48 (15.74%) ITIL
9 42 (13.77%) Information Security Management
9 42 (13.77%) Security Operations
10 41 (13.44%) Presales
11 40 (13.11%) TOGAF
12 35 (11.48%) Data Protection
13 27 (8.85%) Protective Monitoring
14 25 (8.20%) SIEM
15 23 (7.54%) Ethical Hacking
15 23 (7.54%) Security Testing
16 22 (7.21%) Business Development
16 22 (7.21%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.03%) C
2 53 (17.38%) Java
3 50 (16.39%) PHP
4 48 (15.74%) C++
5 45 (14.75%) Ruby
6 44 (14.43%) Perl
6 44 (14.43%) Python
7 20 (6.56%) SQL
8 6 (1.97%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.64%) VBScript
10 4 (1.31%) C#
10 4 (1.31%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 178 (58.36%) CISSP
2 145 (47.54%) Security Cleared
3 119 (39.02%) SC Cleared
4 105 (34.43%) CESG Certified Professional
5 90 (29.51%) Degree
6 74 (24.26%) CISM
7 64 (20.98%) CREST Certified
8 50 (16.39%) CLAS
9 46 (15.08%) CEH
10 45 (14.75%) DV Cleared
11 44 (14.43%) CISA
12 30 (9.84%) PCI QSA
13 22 (7.21%) CCNA
13 22 (7.21%) CHECK Team Member
13 22 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (7.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (6.56%) OSCP
15 18 (5.90%) Tigerscheme
16 17 (5.57%) CHECK Team Leader
17 15 (4.92%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (34.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 56 (18.36%) PCI DSS
3 25 (8.20%) COBIT
4 20 (6.56%) QA
5 17 (5.57%) ISO27002
5 17 (5.57%) RMADS
6 16 (5.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 13 (4.26%) GPG13
8 10 (3.28%) JSP 440
9 5 (1.64%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (1.64%) ISO 9001
10 4 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.98%) ISO22301
12 2 (0.66%) ISO27005
12 2 (0.66%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.33%) BS25999
13 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (10.82%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.93%) vSphere
3 10 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.64%) BitLocker
4 5 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.64%) XenApp
4 5 (1.64%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.33%) vCloud
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (2.30%) Nessus
2 5 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (1.64%) SCCM
2 5 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.66%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.66%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 25 (8.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (4.92%) Oracle
3 13 (4.26%) SAP
4 10 (3.28%) Symantec
4 10 (3.28%) VMware
5 7 (2.30%) HP
6 5 (1.64%) Altiris
6 5 (1.64%) AppSense
6 5 (1.64%) Citrix
6 5 (1.64%) IBM
6 5 (1.64%) LANDesk
6 5 (1.64%) Sun
7 4 (1.31%) SunGard
8 3 (0.98%) Cisco
8 3 (0.98%) Computacenter
8 3 (0.98%) Dell
8 3 (0.98%) Veeam
8 3 (0.98%) Wyse
9 2 (0.66%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.66%) Varonis
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