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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
Rank 888 917 -
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 4 12 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.010% -
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.034% 0.096% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 10 0
Average salary £71,000 £43,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £65,500 £57,500 -
% change year-on-year
+13.91% -

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
11833 12468 11112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.81% 10.66% 10.22%
Number of salaries quoted 9376 9672 8820
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 July 2015 within the UK.

GPG13 Salary Histogram in the UK

GPG13
Top 3 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 31 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 3 £71,000 +62.28%
London +25 1 £75,000 +76.47%
South East -2 1 £60,000 +4.34%

GPG13
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 27 (96.43%) Cisco
3 26 (92.86%) CheckPoint
4 25 (89.29%) Firewall
5 24 (85.71%) TCP/IP
6 23 (82.14%) Information Security
7 19 (67.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (57.14%) Websense
8 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (57.14%) CCNP
8 16 (57.14%) CCNA
8 16 (57.14%) Blue Coat
8 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (57.14%) Squid
9 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
9 11 (39.29%) CISSP
9 11 (39.29%) Juniper
9 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
10 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
10 9 (32.14%) UNIX
10 9 (32.14%) Windows
10 9 (32.14%) Linux
10 9 (32.14%) MCSE
10 9 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (32.14%) MCITP
10 9 (32.14%) CISA
10 9 (32.14%) Regular Expression
11 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (28.57%) ODBC

GPG13
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 25 (89.29%) Firewall
2 24 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (21.43%) NoSQL
3 6 (21.43%) Big Data
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Consultant
2 9 (32.14%) Support Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Operations Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Operations Support Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Project Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Support
5 3 (10.71%) Solutions Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) IT Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Professional Services Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Principle Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Regular Expression
2 8 (28.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) UNIX
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Information Security
2 6 (21.43%) Cyber Security
3 4 (14.29%) SIEM
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Analytics
6 1 (3.57%) Protective Monitoring
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.57%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (57.14%) CCNP
1 16 (57.14%) CCNA
2 11 (39.29%) CISSP
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
3 9 (32.14%) MCITP
3 9 (32.14%) MCSE
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (32.14%) CISA
4 4 (14.29%) CCSE
5 2 (7.14%) CCSA
6 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 19 (67.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (32.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Squid
2 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Cisco
2 26 (92.86%) CheckPoint
3 16 (57.14%) Websense
3 16 (57.14%) Blue Coat
4 11 (39.29%) Juniper
5 3 (10.71%) FireEye
5 3 (10.71%) Sourcefire
5 3 (10.71%) Symantec
5 3 (10.71%) McAfee
6 2 (7.14%) F5
7 1 (3.57%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.57%) EMC