The table below looks at the statistics for Nessus skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Nessus over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 804 862 785
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -77
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 68 62 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.052% 0.088%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.90% 0.85% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 56 46 42
Average salary £50,000 £53,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.97% +19.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £35,000 £32,650
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-13.15% +5.55%

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

Systems Management Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
7578 7309 6523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.89% 6.17% 5.98%
Number of salaries quoted 6041 5837 5060
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -4.70%

Nessus
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Nessus within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Nessus Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Nessus
Salary Trend

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

Nessus Salary Trend in the UK

Nessus
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Nessus over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 within the UK.

Nessus Salary Histogram in the UK

Nessus
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 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 +22 59 £50,000 -0.99% 6
London +38 32 £52,500 -12.50% 1
City of London +43 13 £62,500 +8.69%
South Wales - 9 £70,000 -
Wales - 9 £70,000 -
North West 0 7 £24,000 -31.42%
Manchester - 7 £24,000 -
West Midlands -14 6 £51,250 - 1
Yorkshire +10 5 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Bromley - 5 £50,000 -
Cardiff - 5 £70,000 -
East of England +11 4 £26,000 -51.62%
South East +2 4 £37,500 -21.05%
Caerphilly - 4 £75,000 -
Birmingham -12 3 £40,000 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Hertfordshire -15 2 £24,000 -55.34%
Worcestershire - 2 £80,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £37,500 -
Malvern - 2 £80,000 -
Watford - 2 £24,000 -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 - -
Kent +13 1 £55,000 -26.66%
West Yorkshire +9 1 £45,000 +20.00%
Leeds +5 1 £45,000 +20.00%
East Midlands +2 1 - -
Berkshire -14 1 £24,000 -49.47%
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £28,000 -
Peterborough - 1 - -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Nessus 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 Nessus.

1 76 (54.68%) Information Security
2 48 (34.53%) Windows
3 46 (33.09%) Firewall
4 42 (30.22%) Linux
4 42 (30.22%) CISSP
5 39 (28.06%) Penetration Testing
5 39 (28.06%) Network Security
6 36 (25.90%) Nmap
7 33 (23.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 33 (23.74%) SIEM
8 32 (23.02%) Metasploit
9 30 (21.58%) Qualys
10 27 (19.42%) Security Cleared
10 27 (19.42%) CEH
11 26 (18.71%) Vulnerability Management
12 25 (17.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 25 (17.99%) Management Information System
12 25 (17.99%) VMware
12 25 (17.99%) Microsoft
13 24 (17.27%) TCP/IP
13 24 (17.27%) Cisco
14 21 (15.11%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (15.11%) Degree
15 18 (12.95%) Finance
15 18 (12.95%) UNIX
16 17 (12.23%) CISM
17 16 (11.51%) CheckPoint
17 16 (11.51%) SQL
17 16 (11.51%) LAN
17 16 (11.51%) WAN

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Nessus 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 Nessus. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.60%) Apache
2 2 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (7.91%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.72%) PaaS
2 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (33.09%) Firewall
2 39 (28.06%) Network Security
3 24 (17.27%) TCP/IP
4 16 (11.51%) WAN
4 16 (11.51%) LAN
4 16 (11.51%) Wireshark
5 12 (8.63%) tcpdump
6 11 (7.91%) VPN
7 9 (6.47%) Wireless
8 8 (5.76%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (5.76%) Internet
9 7 (5.04%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.60%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (3.60%) HTTP
10 5 (3.60%) VLAN
11 4 (2.88%) VoIP
12 3 (2.16%) OpenVPN
12 3 (2.16%) SSL
13 2 (1.44%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 32 (23.02%) Metasploit
2 3 (2.16%) AppScan
General
1 18 (12.95%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Advertising
3 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.16%) Welsh Language
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
5 1 (0.72%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 48 (34.53%) Security Engineer
2 27 (19.42%) Tester
3 26 (18.71%) Penetration Tester
4 21 (15.11%) Security Analyst
4 21 (15.11%) Analyst
5 16 (11.51%) Consultant
6 14 (10.07%) Information Security Engineer
7 13 (9.35%) Network Engineer
8 11 (7.91%) Security Consultant
9 9 (6.47%) Architect
9 9 (6.47%) Network Security Engineer
9 9 (6.47%) Security Tester
9 9 (6.47%) Security Architect
10 7 (5.04%) IT Security Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Ethical Hacker
11 6 (4.32%) Senior Technician
11 6 (4.32%) Security Operations Analyst
11 6 (4.32%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (4.32%) Graduate
12 5 (3.60%) Trainee Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) .NET
1 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.16%) JSP
2 3 (2.16%) HTML
3 2 (1.44%) Ajax
4 1 (0.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.99%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.63%) Computer Science
2 12 (8.63%) Open Source
2 12 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.88%) CESG
3 4 (2.88%) Tandem
4 3 (2.16%) PKI
5 2 (1.44%) Statistics
5 2 (1.44%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.44%) CMDB
6 1 (0.72%) iSeries
6 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 48 (34.53%) Windows
2 42 (30.22%) Linux
3 18 (12.95%) UNIX
4 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (2.88%) Solaris
6 3 (2.16%) Debian
6 3 (2.16%) CentOS
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.72%) VMS
8 1 (0.72%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (54.68%) Information Security
2 39 (28.06%) Penetration Testing
3 33 (23.74%) SIEM
4 26 (18.71%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (17.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 15 (10.79%) Ethical Hacking
7 14 (10.07%) Risk Management
8 12 (8.63%) Security Testing
9 10 (7.19%) ITIL
10 9 (6.47%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (6.47%) Network Management
11 8 (5.76%) Product Management
11 8 (5.76%) Social Engineering
11 8 (5.76%) CRM
11 8 (5.76%) Computer Security
11 8 (5.76%) OWASP
12 7 (5.04%) Problem Management
12 7 (5.04%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (4.32%) Time Management
14 5 (3.60%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.51%) SQL
2 14 (10.07%) Python
3 12 (8.63%) Java
4 11 (7.91%) Perl
5 10 (7.19%) PHP
6 8 (5.76%) C
7 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.60%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.60%) C++
8 5 (3.60%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.88%) Ruby
10 3 (2.16%) VBScript
11 2 (1.44%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.72%) VB
12 1 (0.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (30.22%) CISSP
2 27 (19.42%) CEH
2 27 (19.42%) Security Cleared
3 21 (15.11%) Degree
3 21 (15.11%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (12.23%) CISM
5 15 (10.79%) CCNA
6 11 (7.91%) CCNP
6 11 (7.91%) SC Cleared
7 10 (7.19%) CCSA
8 9 (6.47%) MCSE
8 9 (6.47%) MCSA
8 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (5.76%) Security+ Certification
9 8 (5.76%) GCIA
9 8 (5.76%) GCIH
9 8 (5.76%) CCSE
10 7 (5.04%) MCITP
10 7 (5.04%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (4.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (23.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (10.79%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.32%) SLA
4 5 (3.60%) COBIT
5 4 (2.88%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.16%) FISMA
7 2 (1.44%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.72%) QA
8 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.91%) Active Directory
3 8 (5.76%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.32%) Snort
5 5 (3.60%) OpenSSH
6 3 (2.16%) vSphere
6 3 (2.16%) vCloud
6 3 (2.16%) iptables
7 2 (1.44%) pfSense
7 2 (1.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (25.90%) Nmap
2 12 (8.63%) CORE IMPACT
3 5 (3.60%) SCCM
4 4 (2.88%) WebInspect
4 4 (2.88%) Nagios
5 3 (2.16%) WSUS
5 3 (2.16%) OSSEC
5 3 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.44%) Ionix
7 1 (0.72%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (21.58%) Qualys
2 25 (17.99%) VMware
2 25 (17.99%) Microsoft
3 24 (17.27%) Cisco
4 16 (11.51%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.79%) Tripwire
6 14 (10.07%) Websense
6 14 (10.07%) Splunk
7 13 (9.35%) LogRhythm
8 12 (8.63%) Sourcefire
9 11 (7.91%) HP
10 7 (5.04%) Red Hat
10 7 (5.04%) F5
11 6 (4.32%) McAfee
11 6 (4.32%) Juniper
11 6 (4.32%) Oracle
11 6 (4.32%) Rapid7
12 5 (3.60%) Citrix
12 5 (3.60%) ArcSight
13 4 (2.88%) Acunetix
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