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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 848 810 836
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +26
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 55 57 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.054% 0.075%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.74% 0.88% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 50 29 66
Average salary £43,750 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £97,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £42,500 £45,750
% change year-on-year
-9.41% -7.10%

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
7453 6502 6530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.53% 6.11% 5.55%
Number of salaries quoted 5898 5238 5291
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 2014 within the UK.

Nessus Salary Histogram in the UK

Nessus
Top 29 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 15 September 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
(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 -41 42 £47,500 -20.83% 5
London -10 23 £55,000 -43.58% 3
Wales +6 10 £35,000 +7.69% 1
South Wales +5 10 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Cardiff -7 10 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Yorkshire -18 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Yorkshire -24 7 £35,000 -22.22%
Leeds -29 5 £35,000 -22.22%
North West -20 4 £42,500 -29.16%
South East -36 4 £39,750 -9.14% 1
City of London - 4 £56,250 -
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
Wilmslow - 3 £42,500 -
South West -19 2 £63,500 -15.33%
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £37,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £63,500 -
Slough - 2 £37,000 -
Swindon - 2 £63,500 -
Manchester -18 1 £32,500 -45.83%
Reigate - 1 £42,500 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £47,500 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £35,000 -
Wakefield - 1 £47,500 -
Wetherby - 1 £45,000 -
Bromley - 1 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
East of England - 1 £47,500 - 1

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 68 (51.91%) Windows
2 67 (51.15%) Firewall
3 60 (45.80%) Linux
3 60 (45.80%) Nmap
4 56 (42.75%) SIEM
5 55 (41.98%) Information Security
6 44 (33.59%) CISSP
7 43 (32.82%) Management Information System
8 40 (30.53%) Snort
9 38 (29.01%) TCP/IP
10 37 (28.24%) tcpdump
11 36 (27.48%) UNIX
12 35 (26.72%) Metasploit
13 33 (25.19%) Network Security
13 33 (25.19%) Intrusion Detection
14 32 (24.43%) Penetration Testing
14 32 (24.43%) Finance
15 31 (23.66%) CheckPoint
15 31 (23.66%) Perl
16 30 (22.90%) SQL
16 30 (22.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 30 (22.90%) Vulnerability Management
17 29 (22.14%) Wireshark
18 28 (21.37%) CEH
18 28 (21.37%) Websense
19 27 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
20 26 (19.85%) Blue Coat
21 25 (19.08%) Risk Assessment
22 24 (18.32%) Microsoft
23 23 (17.56%) Python

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 9 (6.87%) Apache
2 5 (3.82%) IIS
3 3 (2.29%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.29%) CMS
3 3 (2.29%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.29%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (8.40%) MS Office
2 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.45%) SaaS
2 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (51.15%) Firewall
2 38 (29.01%) TCP/IP
3 37 (28.24%) tcpdump
4 33 (25.19%) Network Security
4 33 (25.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (22.14%) Wireshark
6 18 (13.74%) HTTP
7 17 (12.98%) VPN
8 14 (10.69%) Wireless
9 10 (7.63%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (6.87%) SSL
11 8 (6.11%) Internet
12 7 (5.34%) VLAN
13 6 (4.58%) HTTPS
14 5 (3.82%) Ethereal
15 4 (3.05%) DNS
15 4 (3.05%) SNMP
16 3 (2.29%) LAN
16 3 (2.29%) WAN
17 2 (1.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (26.72%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (24.43%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Welsh Language
3 8 (6.11%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.34%) Retail
5 5 (3.82%) Billing
6 3 (2.29%) Games
7 2 (1.53%) Banking
7 2 (1.53%) Advertising
7 2 (1.53%) Law
8 1 (0.76%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (30.53%) Analyst
2 33 (25.19%) Security Analyst
3 23 (17.56%) Security Specialist
4 22 (16.79%) Security Engineer
5 15 (11.45%) Information Analyst
5 15 (11.45%) Information Security Analyst
6 12 (9.16%) Tester
7 11 (8.40%) Penetration Tester
8 10 (7.63%) IT Security Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Security Officer
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Security Analyst
9 7 (5.34%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Senior Security Specialist
11 5 (3.82%) Linux Administrator
11 5 (3.82%) IT Security Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Information Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) UNIX Administrator
11 5 (3.82%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.34%) Web Services
2 5 (3.82%) .NET
2 5 (3.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.53%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.53%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (32.82%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.34%) Open Source
4 6 (4.58%) PKI
5 5 (3.82%) Economics
5 5 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.29%) Online Games
6 3 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.53%) RMADS
8 1 (0.76%) iSeries
8 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.76%) HP StorageWorks
8 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (51.91%) Windows
2 60 (45.80%) Linux
3 36 (27.48%) UNIX
4 27 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (16.03%) CentOS
6 20 (15.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (12.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (9.16%) Debian
9 11 (8.40%) Solaris
10 10 (7.63%) FreeBSD
11 9 (6.87%) Ubuntu
12 5 (3.82%) Windows XP
13 4 (3.05%) Windows NT
14 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.53%) AIX
16 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (42.75%) SIEM
2 55 (41.98%) Information Security
3 32 (24.43%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (22.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 30 (22.90%) Vulnerability Management
5 25 (19.08%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (15.27%) ITIL
7 16 (12.21%) Cyber Security
8 15 (11.45%) Business Continuity
9 14 (10.69%) Incident Management
9 14 (10.69%) OWASP
10 13 (9.92%) Data Protection
11 11 (8.40%) Risk Management
12 10 (7.63%) PRINCE2
13 8 (6.11%) Change Management
13 8 (6.11%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (6.11%) ISMS
13 8 (6.11%) Security Testing
14 7 (5.34%) Business Continuity Planning
14 7 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 31 (23.66%) Perl
2 30 (22.90%) SQL
3 23 (17.56%) Python
4 20 (15.27%) Bash Shell
5 18 (13.74%) Ruby
6 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.11%) PHP
8 4 (3.05%) C
9 3 (2.29%) Java
10 2 (1.53%) C++
10 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (33.59%) CISSP
2 28 (21.37%) CEH
3 23 (17.56%) Security Cleared
4 20 (15.27%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (13.74%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.40%) CCSE
6 11 (8.40%) CCNP
7 10 (7.63%) CCNA
7 10 (7.63%) SSCP
7 10 (7.63%) OSCP
8 9 (6.87%) Degree
9 6 (4.58%) OSCE
9 6 (4.58%) CISM
10 5 (3.82%) ISEB
11 4 (3.05%) MCSE
11 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.05%) GCIA
11 4 (3.05%) GCIH
12 3 (2.29%) GIAC
13 2 (1.53%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (12.98%) PCI DSS
3 9 (6.87%) HIPAA
4 4 (3.05%) SLA
5 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.76%) COBIT
6 1 (0.76%) GPG13
System Software
1 60 (45.80%) Nmap
2 40 (30.53%) Snort
3 14 (10.69%) Active Directory
4 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.82%) Xen
6 3 (2.29%) Samba
7 2 (1.53%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.76%) XenApp
8 1 (0.76%) XenServer
8 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 14 (10.69%) McAfee ePO
1 14 (10.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 12 (9.16%) Nagios
3 9 (6.87%) CORE IMPACT
4 6 (4.58%) WebInspect
5 5 (3.82%) WSUS
5 5 (3.82%) Puppet
6 4 (3.05%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (23.66%) CheckPoint
2 28 (21.37%) Websense
3 26 (19.85%) Blue Coat
4 24 (18.32%) Microsoft
5 23 (17.56%) Splunk
6 22 (16.79%) Juniper
7 19 (14.50%) Cisco
7 19 (14.50%) Red Hat
7 19 (14.50%) Qualys
8 18 (13.74%) LogRhythm
9 17 (12.98%) McAfee
10 15 (11.45%) Sophos
10 15 (11.45%) Imperva
10 15 (11.45%) Symantec
11 14 (10.69%) IronPort
11 14 (10.69%) Lumension
11 14 (10.69%) Becrypt
12 12 (9.16%) VMware
13 6 (4.58%) Sourcefire
13 6 (4.58%) Fujitsu
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Discovery Education
Salary: Circa £40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum training and certifications offered
Posted: 6 days ago