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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CESG Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
Rank 860 885 884
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -1
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 32 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.010% 0.003%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.28% 0.094% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 30 11 3
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £70,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% -14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -14.28%

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
11450 11680 11155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 10.64% 10.43% 10.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8903 9134 8889
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 2015 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 27 March 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
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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 +32 32 £47,500 -20.83% 13
South East +10 26 £47,500 -20.83% 11
Surrey - 13 £45,000 -
Berkshire +4 7 £57,500 -4.16% 10
Maidenhead -2 7 £57,500 -4.16% 7
London +45 6 £45,000 -28.00% 1
Kent - 6 £47,500 -
Hampshire 0 4 £62,500 -
Home Counties - 2 £47,500 -

GPG13
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 42 (93.33%) Firewall
1 42 (93.33%) PCI DSS
2 39 (86.67%) Information Security
2 39 (86.67%) TCP/IP
3 37 (82.22%) Cisco
3 37 (82.22%) CheckPoint
4 34 (75.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 31 (68.89%) Websense
5 31 (68.89%) CCNP
5 31 (68.89%) CCNA
5 31 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (68.89%) Blue Coat
5 31 (68.89%) Cisco ASA
5 31 (68.89%) Squid
6 13 (28.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (28.89%) Regular Expression
7 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
7 12 (26.67%) CISSP
7 12 (26.67%) Windows
8 11 (24.44%) Linux
8 11 (24.44%) SQL
8 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
8 11 (24.44%) SIEM
9 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
10 9 (20.00%) CISA
10 9 (20.00%) MCSE
10 9 (20.00%) UNIX
10 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (20.00%) MCITP

GPG13
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 42 (93.33%) Firewall
2 39 (86.67%) TCP/IP
3 31 (68.89%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.22%) Network Security
5 1 (2.22%) MPLS
5 1 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.11%) Big Data
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Support Engineer
2 17 (37.78%) Project Engineer
3 14 (31.11%) Implementation Engineer
4 11 (24.44%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 11 (24.44%) Network Support
4 11 (24.44%) Network Support Engineer
4 11 (24.44%) Network Engineer
5 9 (20.00%) Consultant
6 7 (15.56%) Operations Support Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Professional Services Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) IT Security Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) IT Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Pre Sales Engineer
9 1 (2.22%) Head of Security
9 1 (2.22%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (2.22%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Regular Expression
2 6 (13.33%) ODBC
3 2 (4.44%) Lucene
4 1 (2.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Linux
3 9 (20.00%) UNIX
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (86.67%) Information Security
2 11 (24.44%) SIEM
3 7 (15.56%) Cyber Security
4 5 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 3 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (4.44%) Digital Forensics
7 2 (4.44%) Network Management
8 1 (2.22%) SOA
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.22%) Big Data Analytics
8 1 (2.22%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) C
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (68.89%) Cisco Certification
1 31 (68.89%) CCNP
1 31 (68.89%) CCNA
2 12 (26.67%) CISSP
3 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 9 (20.00%) MCSE
4 9 (20.00%) MCITP
4 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (20.00%) CISA
5 5 (11.11%) CCSA
5 5 (11.11%) CCSE
6 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (93.33%) PCI DSS
2 34 (75.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 13 (28.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (6.67%) FISMA
5 1 (2.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 31 (68.89%) Squid
2 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Snort
Vendors
1 37 (82.22%) CheckPoint
1 37 (82.22%) Cisco
2 31 (68.89%) Websense
2 31 (68.89%) Blue Coat
3 7 (15.56%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
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