The table below looks at the statistics for CREST Certified in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited CREST Certified over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CREST Certification
UK
Rank 738 790 856
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +66
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 106 166 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.59% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 68 119 85
Median salary £56,250 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,000 £41,750
10% offered a salary of more than £80,750 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
20988 28186 29416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.77% 27.96% 27.57%
Number of salaries quoted 16603 22559 23458
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CREST Certified
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing CREST Certified as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

CREST Certified Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

CREST Certified
Salary Trend

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

CREST Certified Salary Trend in the UK

CREST Certified
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing CREST Certified over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 within the UK.

CREST Certified Salary Histogram in the UK

CREST Certified
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CREST Certified within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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 +54 98 £60,000 - 23
London +30 43 £70,000 +7.69% 10
South East +36 16 £65,000 +13.04% 2
West Midlands +38 15 £47,500 -24.00% 2
South West +24 10 £52,500 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire +22 9 - - 1
Berkshire +48 8 £75,000 -18.91%
West Yorkshire +31 8 - - 1
Leeds +29 8 - - 1
Scotland - 8 £37,500 - 1
Warwickshire +39 7 £52,750 -12.08% 1
Edinburgh - 7 £37,500 - 1
City of London +41 6 £78,750 +31.25% 3
Leamington Spa - 6 £52,500 - 1
Swindon - 5 £50,000 -
Wiltshire - 5 £50,000 -
Reading +36 4 £75,000 -18.91%
Oxfordshire +2 4 - - 1
Gloucestershire -6 4 £52,500 +23.52% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £52,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £52,500 -
Bracknell - 4 - -
Abingdon - 4 - - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Birmingham +14 2 £48,750 +21.87%
Gloucester -9 2 £52,500 +23.52%
North West -20 2 £70,000 -22.22% 3
Worcester - 2 £37,500 -
East of England +28 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 1 - -

CREST Certified
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing CREST Certified 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 CREST Certified.

1 203 (75.46%) Penetration Testing
2 147 (54.65%) Cybersecurity
3 116 (43.12%) Information Security
4 101 (37.55%) Windows
5 96 (35.69%) Degree
6 94 (34.94%) OSCP
7 90 (33.46%) Security Cleared
8 88 (32.71%) CEH
9 68 (25.28%) Java
10 67 (24.91%) C++
11 61 (22.68%) Linux
11 61 (22.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 59 (21.93%) CHECK Team Leader
13 58 (21.56%) Python
14 57 (21.19%) C
15 55 (20.45%) CISSP
16 52 (19.33%) Security Testing
16 52 (19.33%) Network Security
16 52 (19.33%) SC Cleared
17 51 (18.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 50 (18.59%) Ethical Hacking
19 49 (18.22%) SIEM
19 49 (18.22%) Finance
20 48 (17.84%) Ruby
21 47 (17.47%) CHECK Team Member
22 46 (17.10%) PHP
23 45 (16.73%) Unix
24 44 (16.36%) GIAC
24 44 (16.36%) SANS
24 44 (16.36%) Mobile App

CREST Certified
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 10 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.35%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.97%) Sumo Logic
3 3 (1.12%) SaaS
4 2 (0.74%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (19.33%) Network Security
2 38 (14.13%) Wireless
3 35 (13.01%) Firewall
4 19 (7.06%) TCP/IP
5 18 (6.69%) Wireless Security
6 12 (4.46%) Internet
7 11 (4.09%) HTTP
8 10 (3.72%) NetScreen
9 7 (2.60%) Wireshark
10 6 (2.23%) SMTP
11 3 (1.12%) LAN
11 3 (1.12%) WAN
12 2 (0.74%) DHCP
12 2 (0.74%) DNS
12 2 (0.74%) FTP
12 2 (0.74%) LDAP
12 2 (0.74%) SSL
12 2 (0.74%) tcpdump
12 2 (0.74%) Telnet
13 1 (0.37%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (8.92%) Metasploit
2 18 (6.69%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.49%) AppScan
General
1 49 (18.22%) Finance
2 17 (6.32%) Publishing
3 7 (2.60%) Legal
4 6 (2.23%) Marketing
5 5 (1.86%) Retail
6 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.74%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 125 (46.47%) Tester
2 118 (43.87%) Penetration Tester
3 51 (18.96%) Consultant
4 34 (12.64%) Security Consultant
5 29 (10.78%) Analyst
6 24 (8.92%) Security Tester
7 22 (8.18%) Security Analyst
8 18 (6.69%) Security Penetration Tester
9 15 (5.58%) Architect
9 15 (5.58%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 15 (5.58%) Security Manager
10 13 (4.83%) SOC Analyst
11 12 (4.46%) Ethical Hacker
12 11 (4.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 11 (4.09%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 11 (4.09%) Cybersecurity Specialist
12 11 (4.09%) IT Consultant
12 11 (4.09%) IT Security Consultant
12 11 (4.09%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 11 (4.09%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.78%) .NET
2 14 (5.20%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (3.72%) Regular Expression
4 9 (3.35%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.49%) Middleware
6 3 (1.12%) 802.1X
6 3 (1.12%) HTML
7 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.37%) CGI
7 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.36%) Mobile App
2 34 (12.64%) CESG
2 34 (12.64%) Security Operations Centre
3 22 (8.18%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.69%) Computer Science
5 15 (5.58%) Cyber Defence
5 15 (5.58%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.09%) Blog
7 4 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.49%) iPad
7 4 (1.49%) iSeries
7 4 (1.49%) PKI
8 3 (1.12%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.12%) NHS
9 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.37%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 101 (37.55%) Windows
2 61 (22.68%) Linux
3 45 (16.73%) Unix
4 16 (5.95%) Solaris
5 11 (4.09%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.49%) AIX
7 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) Android
9 1 (0.37%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (75.46%) Penetration Testing
2 147 (54.65%) Cybersecurity
3 116 (43.12%) Information Security
4 61 (22.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 52 (19.33%) Security Testing
6 50 (18.59%) Ethical Hacking
7 49 (18.22%) SIEM
8 41 (15.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 38 (14.13%) Security Operations
10 34 (12.64%) Risk Management
11 31 (11.52%) Threat Modelling
12 30 (11.15%) Social Engineering
13 26 (9.67%) Project Management
14 22 (8.18%) Presales
15 20 (7.43%) Vulnerability Management
16 18 (6.69%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (6.69%) Open Source
17 17 (6.32%) Business Development
17 17 (6.32%) Cyber Intelligence
18 16 (5.95%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (25.28%) Java
2 67 (24.91%) C++
3 58 (21.56%) Python
4 57 (21.19%) C
5 48 (17.84%) Ruby
6 46 (17.10%) PHP
7 29 (10.78%) C#
8 28 (10.41%) Perl
9 23 (8.55%) VB.NET
10 21 (7.81%) Bash Shell
11 11 (4.09%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.35%) Objective-C
12 9 (3.35%) SQL
12 9 (3.35%) VB
13 5 (1.86%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 96 (35.69%) Degree
2 94 (34.94%) OSCP
3 90 (33.46%) Security Cleared
4 88 (32.71%) CEH
5 59 (21.93%) CHECK Team Leader
6 55 (20.45%) CISSP
7 52 (19.33%) SC Cleared
8 47 (17.47%) CHECK Team Member
9 44 (16.36%) GIAC
9 44 (16.36%) SANS
10 25 (9.29%) GPEN
10 25 (9.29%) Tigerscheme
11 22 (8.18%) DV Cleared
12 21 (7.81%) CISA
12 21 (7.81%) CISM
13 17 (6.32%) GCIH
14 12 (4.46%) GCFA
15 11 (4.09%) GCIA
16 10 (3.72%) GREM
16 10 (3.72%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (18.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (7.81%) PCI DSS
3 17 (6.32%) QA
4 11 (4.09%) SSAE 16
5 4 (1.49%) GPG13
5 4 (1.49%) SLA
6 3 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.74%) FINRA
7 2 (0.74%) GDPR
7 2 (0.74%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.74%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 14 (5.20%) Snort
2 4 (1.49%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 27 (10.04%) Nessus
2 18 (6.69%) logstash
3 14 (5.20%) CSIRT
4 13 (4.83%) Nmap
5 10 (3.72%) Kibana
5 10 (3.72%) QRadar
5 10 (3.72%) RSA enVision
6 8 (2.97%) WMI
7 4 (1.49%) Core Impact
7 4 (1.49%) HP Fortify
8 3 (1.12%) OpenVAS
9 2 (0.74%) EnCase
9 2 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.37%) Ansible
10 1 (0.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (7.06%) Splunk
2 18 (6.69%) Cisco
2 18 (6.69%) Sophos
3 16 (5.95%) LogRhythm
4 14 (5.20%) ArcSight
5 13 (4.83%) Fortinet
5 13 (4.83%) Juniper
6 11 (4.09%) CheckPoint
6 11 (4.09%) FireEye
6 11 (4.09%) Palo Alto
7 10 (3.72%) AlienVault
7 10 (3.72%) Intel Security
7 10 (3.72%) Sourcefire
7 10 (3.72%) TippingPoint
8 7 (2.60%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.23%) HP
10 4 (1.49%) IBM
10 4 (1.49%) VMware
11 3 (1.12%) Nokia
11 3 (1.12%) Qualys
England
Outsource UK
Salary: Dependent on experience level
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000-30,000 + 20% shift allowance
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £80,000 DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £60k - 65k per year + £6000 car allowance + £7,000 bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum + excellent benefits package!
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Intelletec
Salary: From £55,000 to £150,000 per annum Basic Salary £55000 - £75000 (doubl
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £51000 - £59000 per annum + Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,028 - £48,034 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ECSC Group PLC
Salary: From £60,000 to £100,000 per annum (dep. on skills & experience)
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
UK
ECSC Group PLC
Salary: From £27,000 to £50,000 per annum (dep. on skills & experience)
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000.00 - £800000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
London
PWC
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago