The table below looks at the statistics for GPG13 skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited GPG13 over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CESG Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
Rank 880 870 882
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 13 7 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.007% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.065% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 12
Average salary £46,250 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
12218 10825 12229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.64% 10.19% 10.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9416 8500 10054
Average salary £45,000 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

GPG13
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing GPG13 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GPG13 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

GPG13
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPG13 within the UK.

GPG13 Salary Trend in the UK

GPG13
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing GPG13 over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 within the UK.

GPG13 Salary Histogram in the UK

GPG13
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPG13 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -19 13 £46,250 -11.90% 1
London - 6 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire -2 5 £57,500 +9.52%
South East -30 5 £57,500 +9.52%
Slough - 3 £57,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 2 £42,500 -
Chiswick - 1 £47,500 -
City of London - 1 - -

GPG13
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GPG13 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 GPG13.

1 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 17 (73.91%) Information Security
3 16 (69.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
4 15 (65.22%) PCI DSS
5 14 (60.87%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (60.87%) Squid
5 14 (60.87%) Cisco
5 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
5 14 (60.87%) Websense
5 14 (60.87%) CCNP
5 14 (60.87%) CCNA
5 14 (60.87%) Blue Coat
6 13 (56.52%) Telecoms
7 10 (43.48%) Sourcefire
7 10 (43.48%) Snort
7 10 (43.48%) Juniper
7 10 (43.48%) Network Security
8 8 (34.78%) Cisco PIX
9 7 (30.43%) NetScreen
10 6 (26.09%) CISSP
10 6 (26.09%) SIEM
11 4 (17.39%) Windows
11 4 (17.39%) CISM
12 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
12 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
12 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
12 3 (13.04%) PowerShell

GPG13
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing GPG13 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 GPG13. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) Firewall
2 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (43.48%) Network Security
5 8 (34.78%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (30.43%) NetScreen
7 2 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (56.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Security Consultant
1 9 (39.13%) Network Consultant
1 9 (39.13%) Consultant
1 9 (39.13%) Security Consultant
2 5 (21.74%) Security Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Support
3 4 (17.39%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Operations Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Sales Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Security Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Information Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Information Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Lucene
1 2 (8.70%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) ADO.NET
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.35%) CentOS
3 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Information Security
2 6 (26.09%) SIEM
3 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) BCP
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Network Management
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) ITSM
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Management
5 1 (4.35%) Security Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (60.87%) CCNP
1 14 (60.87%) CCNA
2 6 (26.09%) CISSP
3 4 (17.39%) CISM
4 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCSE
5 1 (4.35%) CISA
5 1 (4.35%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (69.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 15 (65.22%) PCI DSS
3 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Squid
2 10 (43.48%) Snort
3 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
1 14 (60.87%) CheckPoint
1 14 (60.87%) Websense
1 14 (60.87%) Blue Coat
2 10 (43.48%) Sourcefire
2 10 (43.48%) Juniper
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.35%) Tripwire
4 1 (4.35%) BMC
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) HP