The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CESG over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
Rank 764 776 822
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +46
Permanent jobs citing CESG 126 124 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 93 92 59
Average salary £60,000 £61,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £47,250 £43,000 £40,750
10% offered a salary of more than £71,250 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £57,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%

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
41203 42236 43835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.49% 39.21% 38.49%
Number of salaries quoted 33266 33196 36779
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

CESG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing CESG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 December 2014 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CESG within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 120 £60,000 -3.22% 9
South East +4 51 £60,000 +33.33% 3
London +15 36 £60,000 -12.40% 3
Berkshire +19 27 £69,000 +53.33% 2
Surrey +14 18 £60,000 -23.80% 1
Guildford -9 14 £60,000 -23.80%
South West +6 11 £62,500 -16.66%
Reading -5 11 £55,000 +22.22%
West Midlands -13 10 £55,000 +22.22% 1
Bracknell - 8 £68,250 - 2
Hampshire -33 7 £48,000 +11.62%
Nottinghamshire - 6 £31,025 -
East Midlands - 6 £31,025 -
Bristol - 6 £62,500 -
Nottingham - 6 £31,025 -
Birmingham -12 5 £55,000 +15.18%
Farnborough - 5 £47,000 -
Wiltshire -7 4 £40,000 -46.66%
Manchester -13 4 - -
North West -16 4 - - 1
Cheadle - 4 - -
Chippenham - 4 £40,000 -
City of London +3 3 £35,000 -47.76%
Warwickshire - 3 £52,500 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £55,000 -
Oxford - 3 £55,000 -
Southampton +8 2 £55,000 -15.38%
East of England -35 2 £70,000 +150.00%
East Sussex - 2 £55,000 -
Slough - 2 £80,000 -

CESG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing CESG also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CESG.

1 134 (50.38%) CESG CLAS
2 126 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 108 (40.60%) Security Cleared
3 108 (40.60%) Information Assurance
4 104 (39.10%) CISSP
5 100 (37.59%) Risk Management
6 98 (36.84%) Management Information System
7 96 (36.09%) Information Security
8 95 (35.71%) RMADS
9 69 (25.94%) SC Cleared
10 63 (23.68%) Security Architecture
11 62 (23.31%) Firewall
12 51 (19.17%) ISMS
13 44 (16.54%) Risk Assessment
13 44 (16.54%) CISM
14 43 (16.17%) PCI DSS
15 42 (15.79%) Windows
16 37 (13.91%) DV Cleared
17 35 (13.16%) Microsoft
18 34 (12.78%) Linux
19 33 (12.41%) JSP 440
20 30 (11.28%) MS Excel
20 30 (11.28%) ITIL
20 30 (11.28%) Telecoms
21 29 (10.90%) TOGAF
22 28 (10.53%) Network Security
23 27 (10.15%) LAN
24 25 (9.40%) WAN
24 25 (9.40%) Cryptography
25 24 (9.02%) SOA

CESG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing CESG also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited CESG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (4.89%) Tomcat
1 13 (4.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (3.76%) Apache
3 5 (1.88%) IIS
4 4 (1.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (11.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.75%) MS Project
3 2 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.63%) RMDS
2 1 (0.38%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (23.31%) Firewall
2 28 (10.53%) Network Security
3 27 (10.15%) LAN
4 25 (9.40%) WAN
5 24 (9.02%) VPN
6 22 (8.27%) TCP/IP
7 15 (5.64%) LDAP
7 15 (5.64%) Wireless
7 15 (5.64%) IPsec
8 14 (5.26%) DNS
8 14 (5.26%) SAN
9 13 (4.89%) iSCSI
10 11 (4.14%) X.509
11 10 (3.76%) SNMP
11 10 (3.76%) MRTG
12 9 (3.38%) HTTP
12 9 (3.38%) DMZ
13 7 (2.63%) Internet
14 6 (2.26%) OSPF
14 6 (2.26%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.39%) MySQL
2 10 (3.76%) MongoDB
3 8 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 30 (11.28%) Telecoms
2 23 (8.65%) Finance
3 15 (5.64%) Local Government
4 12 (4.51%) Banking
5 10 (3.76%) Law
6 9 (3.38%) Electronics
7 8 (3.01%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.50%) Military
8 4 (1.50%) Retail
9 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (33.08%) Consultant
2 65 (24.44%) Architect
3 51 (19.17%) Security Consultant
4 49 (18.42%) Security Architect
5 34 (12.78%) CLAS Consultant
6 24 (9.02%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 20 (7.52%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (6.77%) Security Manager
9 16 (6.02%) Enterprise Architect
10 15 (5.64%) Technical Architect
11 13 (4.89%) Information Security Consultant
12 12 (4.51%) Security Advisor
13 11 (4.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 10 (3.76%) Security Specialist
15 8 (3.01%) Security Engineer
15 8 (3.01%) Enterprise Security Architect
15 8 (3.01%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
15 8 (3.01%) Network Engineer
15 8 (3.01%) Administrator
16 7 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.64%) JSP
2 11 (4.14%) Web Services
3 10 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.13%) Middleware
4 3 (1.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 134 (50.38%) CESG CLAS
2 98 (36.84%) Management Information System
3 95 (35.71%) RMADS
4 25 (9.40%) Cryptography
5 23 (8.65%) PKI
6 11 (4.14%) Smartcard
6 11 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.76%) Streaming Video
8 8 (3.01%) Clustering
9 6 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.88%) iPad
10 5 (1.88%) Replication
10 5 (1.88%) GIS
11 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.50%) PMI
11 4 (1.50%) SCADA
11 4 (1.50%) Social Network
12 3 (1.13%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.13%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.13%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.79%) Windows
2 34 (12.78%) Linux
3 13 (4.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.14%) UNIX
5 10 (3.76%) CentOS
6 6 (2.26%) Solaris
7 5 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.50%) AIX
9 3 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.13%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.75%) Windows NT
10 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (40.60%) Information Assurance
2 100 (37.59%) Risk Management
3 96 (36.09%) Information Security
4 63 (23.68%) Security Architecture
5 51 (19.17%) ISMS
6 44 (16.54%) Risk Assessment
7 30 (11.28%) ITIL
8 29 (10.90%) TOGAF
9 24 (9.02%) SOA
10 23 (8.65%) Security Testing
10 23 (8.65%) Cyber Security
11 22 (8.27%) SABSA
11 22 (8.27%) Risk Analysis
11 22 (8.27%) UML
12 18 (6.77%) Service Management
12 18 (6.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 18 (6.77%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (6.39%) Network Design
13 17 (6.39%) Time Management
14 16 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.14%) Java
2 10 (3.76%) Perl
2 10 (3.76%) Bash Shell
3 8 (3.01%) SQL
4 5 (1.88%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.88%) C
Qualifications
1 108 (40.60%) Security Cleared
2 104 (39.10%) CISSP
3 69 (25.94%) SC Cleared
4 44 (16.54%) CISM
5 37 (13.91%) DV Cleared
6 23 (8.65%) Degree
7 20 (7.52%) CISA
8 13 (4.89%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (4.14%) CEH
10 9 (3.38%) CCNP
10 9 (3.38%) CCNA
10 9 (3.38%) CCDP
11 6 (2.26%) MCSE
11 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.88%) SSCP
13 4 (1.50%) PMI Certification
13 4 (1.50%) GCIA
13 4 (1.50%) PCI QSA
14 3 (1.13%) CRISC
14 3 (1.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (16.17%) PCI DSS
3 33 (12.41%) JSP 440
4 13 (4.89%) COBIT
5 9 (3.38%) ISO 9001
6 6 (2.26%) CESG Infosec
7 4 (1.50%) QA
8 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.38%) SLA
9 1 (0.38%) BS25999
System Software
1 13 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.76%) XenServer
3 6 (2.26%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.88%) NFS
5 4 (1.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (3.76%) Nagios
1 10 (3.76%) WSUS
1 10 (3.76%) SELinux
1 10 (3.76%) Icinga
2 5 (1.88%) OpenView
2 5 (1.88%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.13%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 35 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.27%) Cisco
3 16 (6.02%) VMware
4 14 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 12 (4.51%) Red Hat
6 11 (4.14%) Juniper
6 11 (4.14%) Oracle
7 9 (3.38%) F5
8 7 (2.63%) Sourcefire
8 7 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 7 (2.63%) BT
9 6 (2.26%) MobileIron
10 5 (1.88%) CA
10 5 (1.88%) HP
10 5 (1.88%) Dell
11 4 (1.50%) Infoblox
11 4 (1.50%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.13%) LogRhythm
13 2 (0.75%) Citrix
13 2 (0.75%) SAP
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