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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
Rank 741 759 861
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +102
Permanent jobs citing CESG 100 180 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.098%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 57 128 62
Median salary £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,600 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £79,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -12.00%

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
31716 41553 41321
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.24% 40.71% 38.75%
Number of salaries quoted 25594 33227 33096
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 25 February 2017 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 25 February 2017. 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 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 +36 94 £52,500 -4.54% 11
South West +16 26 £45,000 -2.70% 2
South East +51 23 £55,000 - 1
London +51 15 £57,500 -8.00% 4
Wiltshire +25 13 £45,000 +2.85%
Salisbury - 10 £45,000 -
East of England +9 9 £60,000 -12.72%
Hertfordshire +3 9 £60,000 -14.28%
West Midlands +43 8 £65,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +8 8 £60,000 -14.28%
Birmingham - 8 £65,000 -
Surrey +47 6 £53,750 +2.38%
East Midlands -2 6 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Staines - 6 £53,750 -
Hampshire +17 5 £65,000 +18.18% 1
Leicester -20 5 £42,500 -8.10% 1
Leicestershire -22 5 £42,500 -20.93% 1
M4 Corridor - 5 £40,000 -
Berkshire +45 4 £55,000 -
Avon - 4 - -
Yorkshire +34 3 - -
Swindon +14 3 - -
Wales +12 3 - - 1
East Sussex +11 3 £50,000 -37.50%
Brighton +9 3 £50,000 -37.50%
Bristol -6 3 £61,250 +47.59%
Devon - 3 £33,581 -
West Wales - 3 - - 1
Exeter - 3 £33,581 -
Gosport - 3 £65,000 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 148 (61.67%) Information Security
2 129 (53.75%) CISSP
3 123 (51.25%) Security Cleared
4 99 (41.25%) SC Cleared
5 83 (34.58%) Risk Management
6 82 (34.17%) Management Information System
7 81 (33.75%) CESG Certified Professional
8 79 (32.92%) CISM
9 75 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 66 (27.50%) CISA
11 65 (27.08%) Risk Assessment
12 64 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
13 62 (25.83%) Information Assurance
14 61 (25.42%) Degree
15 59 (24.58%) Security Architecture
16 58 (24.17%) ITIL
17 56 (23.33%) Security Management
18 51 (21.25%) Network Security
19 50 (20.83%) Windows
20 47 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
21 43 (17.92%) DV Cleared
22 40 (16.67%) Firewall
23 39 (16.25%) Penetration Testing
24 36 (15.00%) C
24 36 (15.00%) Data Protection
24 36 (15.00%) SIEM
25 35 (14.58%) TOGAF
26 34 (14.17%) C++
27 33 (13.75%) Protective Monitoring
28 32 (13.33%) CREST Certified

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 7 (2.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.25%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.83%) Confluence
3 2 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (9.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (5.83%) assyst
1 14 (5.83%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.25%) Office 365
4 3 (1.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (21.25%) Network Security
2 40 (16.67%) Firewall
3 22 (9.17%) HTTP
3 22 (9.17%) X.400
4 19 (7.92%) TCP/IP
5 18 (7.50%) DHCP
5 18 (7.50%) DMZ
5 18 (7.50%) DNS
5 18 (7.50%) FTP
5 18 (7.50%) SMTP
6 15 (6.25%) Wireless
6 15 (6.25%) Wireless Security
7 6 (2.50%) LAN
7 6 (2.50%) WAN
8 4 (1.67%) Internet
8 4 (1.67%) IPsec
8 4 (1.67%) SSL
8 4 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.25%) Skype
9 3 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.83%) MySQL
2 1 (0.42%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.25%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.83%) JIRA
2 2 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.42%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.42%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 30 (12.50%) Finance
2 18 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 16 (6.67%) Publishing
4 10 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.75%) Electronics
6 5 (2.08%) Military
7 4 (1.67%) Legal
8 3 (1.25%) Local Government
8 3 (1.25%) Marketing
8 3 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (18.33%) Consultant
2 38 (15.83%) Architect
3 30 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 29 (12.08%) Penetration Tester
4 29 (12.08%) Tester
5 28 (11.67%) Security Consultant
6 24 (10.00%) Analyst
7 23 (9.58%) Security Analyst
8 19 (7.92%) Security Engineer
8 19 (7.92%) Security Manager
9 18 (7.50%) Security Officer
10 16 (6.67%) Information Security Officer
11 15 (6.25%) Information Manager
11 15 (6.25%) Network Engineer
12 13 (5.42%) Information Officer
13 11 (4.58%) IT Analyst
14 10 (4.17%) IT Security Analyst
14 10 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
15 9 (3.75%) Information Security Consultant
15 9 (3.75%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.67%) .NET
1 4 (1.67%) .NET Framework
1 4 (1.67%) Middleware
2 2 (0.83%) HTML
2 2 (0.83%) Zend Framework
3 1 (0.42%) CSS
3 1 (0.42%) jQuery
3 1 (0.42%) JSON
3 1 (0.42%) Kendo UI
3 1 (0.42%) Web Services
3 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 82 (34.17%) Management Information System
2 47 (19.58%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (12.08%) CESG CLAS
4 15 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 14 (5.83%) Data Centre
5 14 (5.83%) Freedom of Information
5 14 (5.83%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (5.42%) Computer Science
7 12 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
8 8 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (3.33%) Social Media
9 7 (2.92%) Cyberthreat
10 6 (2.50%) Smartphone
11 5 (2.08%) Driving Licence
12 4 (1.67%) Blog
12 4 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (1.67%) Life Science
13 3 (1.25%) Algorithms
13 3 (1.25%) Private Cloud
13 3 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 50 (20.83%) Windows
2 25 (10.42%) Linux
3 19 (7.92%) Unix
4 7 (2.92%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.08%) Android
5 5 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 5 (2.08%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.67%) AIX
6 4 (1.67%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.42%) CentOS
7 1 (0.42%) Debian
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (61.67%) Information Security
2 83 (34.58%) Risk Management
3 65 (27.08%) Risk Assessment
4 64 (26.67%) Cybersecurity
5 62 (25.83%) Information Assurance
6 59 (24.58%) Security Architecture
7 58 (24.17%) ITIL
8 56 (23.33%) Security Management
9 39 (16.25%) Penetration Testing
10 36 (15.00%) Data Protection
10 36 (15.00%) SIEM
11 35 (14.58%) TOGAF
12 33 (13.75%) Protective Monitoring
13 31 (12.92%) Service Management
14 30 (12.50%) Cryptography
15 27 (11.25%) Incident Management
15 27 (11.25%) Information Security Management
16 26 (10.83%) Security Operations
16 26 (10.83%) Vulnerability Management
17 25 (10.42%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.00%) C
2 34 (14.17%) C++
3 25 (10.42%) PHP
4 24 (10.00%) Java
5 21 (8.75%) Perl
6 20 (8.33%) Python
6 20 (8.33%) Ruby
7 11 (4.58%) SQL
8 5 (2.08%) C#
9 4 (1.67%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.25%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.25%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.25%) VBScript
11 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.42%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 129 (53.75%) CISSP
2 123 (51.25%) Security Cleared
3 99 (41.25%) SC Cleared
4 81 (33.75%) CESG Certified Professional
5 79 (32.92%) CISM
6 66 (27.50%) CISA
7 61 (25.42%) Degree
8 43 (17.92%) DV Cleared
9 32 (13.33%) CREST Certified
10 31 (12.92%) CEH
11 29 (12.08%) CLAS
12 20 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
13 18 (7.50%) CCNA
13 18 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (7.08%) OSCP
15 13 (5.42%) CHECK Team Leader
15 13 (5.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (5.00%) CRISC
17 10 (4.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (13.33%) PCI DSS
3 29 (12.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (10.42%) QA
5 23 (9.58%) JSP 440
6 17 (7.08%) Cyber Essentials
7 15 (6.25%) RMADS
8 14 (5.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 11 (4.58%) COBIT
10 8 (3.33%) ISO27002
11 7 (2.92%) GPG13
11 7 (2.92%) HMG Infosec
12 6 (2.50%) SLA
13 5 (2.08%) BS7799
14 4 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (1.25%) ISO27005
16 2 (0.83%) ISO22301
17 1 (0.42%) BS25999
17 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
17 1 (0.42%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 10 (4.17%) vSphere
2 8 (3.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.25%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (1.25%) XenApp
4 3 (1.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (2.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (1.67%) Nessus
3 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.25%) SCCM
3 3 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.42%) Ansible
4 1 (0.42%) Nmap
4 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.42%) Puppet
4 1 (0.42%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (1.67%) Symantec
2 4 (1.67%) VMware
3 3 (1.25%) Altiris
3 3 (1.25%) AppSense
3 3 (1.25%) Citrix
3 3 (1.25%) LANDesk
3 3 (1.25%) SAP
3 3 (1.25%) Wyse
4 2 (0.83%) Zend
5 1 (0.42%) Computacenter
5 1 (0.42%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.42%) Juniper
5 1 (0.42%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.42%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.42%) Varonis
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