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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 724 842 817
Rank change year-on-year
+118 -25
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 169 65 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.057% 0.053%
As % of the Systems Management category 2.15% 0.84% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 134 59 30
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £67,500 £97,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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
7856 7712 6854
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.17% 6.72% 6.45%
Number of salaries quoted 6367 6143 5558
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +122 166 £47,500 +2.70% 11
London +41 57 £52,500 -4.54% 5
South East +58 51 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Oxfordshire - 35 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +39 33 £37,500 +7.14% 3
North Yorkshire - 17 £37,500 - 1
City of London +32 12 £50,000 -16.66% 2
West Yorkshire +11 12 £35,000 - 1
Leeds +20 10 £35,000 +7.69%
Banbury - 10 £52,500 -
Maidstone - 8 £43,500 -
Kent - 8 £43,500 -
East Midlands +3 6 £37,500 +7.14%
East of England - 6 - -
Hertfordshire - 6 - -
Derbyshire - 6 £37,500 -
Watford - 6 - -
Berkshire +12 5 £58,000 +56.75% 2
South West -19 5 £40,000 -37.00%
Manchester +4 4 £26,500 -18.46%
North West +3 4 £26,500 -37.64%
Slough -4 4 £58,000 +56.75%
Derby - 4 £37,500 -
West Midlands - 4 £53,750 -
Birmingham - 3 £60,000 -
Bristol - 3 £45,000 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £40,000 - 1
Swindon +12 2 £39,421 -37.92%
Wetherby -1 2 - - 1

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 127 (52.70%) Firewall
2 106 (43.98%) Information Security
3 101 (41.91%) Penetration Testing
4 98 (40.66%) Windows
5 90 (37.34%) Linux
6 89 (36.93%) Nmap
7 76 (31.54%) Metasploit
8 69 (28.63%) Security Cleared
9 67 (27.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 63 (26.14%) SIEM
11 60 (24.90%) Network Security
11 60 (24.90%) Python
12 45 (18.67%) DV Cleared
13 43 (17.84%) Cyber Security
14 39 (16.18%) Risk Management
14 39 (16.18%) UNIX
15 38 (15.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 36 (14.94%) Perl
17 34 (14.11%) PHP
17 34 (14.11%) Java
17 34 (14.11%) Degree
17 34 (14.11%) Ethical Hacking
18 33 (13.69%) Cisco
19 32 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
20 31 (12.86%) CISSP
20 31 (12.86%) Management Information System
21 30 (12.45%) Security Testing
22 29 (12.03%) TCP/IP
22 29 (12.03%) C
23 28 (11.62%) Microsoft

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (3.73%) Apache
2 4 (1.66%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.24%) SAS
3 3 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (1.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) PaaS
2 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (52.70%) Firewall
2 60 (24.90%) Network Security
3 29 (12.03%) TCP/IP
4 26 (10.79%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (10.79%) Cisco ASA
5 20 (8.30%) Internet
5 20 (8.30%) VPN
6 19 (7.88%) Wireless
7 11 (4.56%) VoIP
8 9 (3.73%) Broadband
9 8 (3.32%) HTTP
9 8 (3.32%) Wireshark
10 5 (2.07%) OpenLDAP
10 5 (2.07%) SSH
11 3 (1.24%) OpenVPN
11 3 (1.24%) SSL
12 2 (0.83%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.83%) LAN
12 2 (0.83%) WAN
12 2 (0.83%) FirePass
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.66%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 76 (31.54%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.83%) AppScan
General
1 26 (10.79%) Telecoms
1 26 (10.79%) Finance
2 13 (5.39%) Banking
3 6 (2.49%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.49%) Advertising
4 4 (1.66%) Games
5 2 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.41%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.41%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.41%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Military
6 1 (0.41%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 88 (36.51%) Security Engineer
2 60 (24.90%) Analyst
3 57 (23.65%) Security Analyst
4 28 (11.62%) Penetration Tester
4 28 (11.62%) Tester
5 25 (10.37%) Network Engineer
5 25 (10.37%) Network Security Engineer
6 23 (9.54%) Security Manager
7 21 (8.71%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 20 (8.30%) Consultant
9 19 (7.88%) Test Manager
10 14 (5.81%) Security Consultant
10 14 (5.81%) IT Security Engineer
11 13 (5.39%) Architect
11 13 (5.39%) Product Manager
12 11 (4.56%) Technical Analyst
12 11 (4.56%) Security Officer
12 11 (4.56%) Technical Security Analyst
13 10 (4.15%) Security Architect
14 9 (3.73%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.32%) Web Services
2 6 (2.49%) .NET
2 6 (2.49%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.07%) HTML
3 5 (2.07%) JSP
4 2 (0.83%) COM
5 1 (0.41%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 15 (6.22%) CESG
3 12 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (3.73%) PKI
5 9 (3.73%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.90%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.24%) Mobile Games
7 3 (1.24%) Cybercrime
7 3 (1.24%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.83%) Online Gambling
8 2 (0.83%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.83%) Tandem
8 2 (0.83%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.41%) Online Games
9 1 (0.41%) Robotics
9 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) iSeries
9 1 (0.41%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.41%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 98 (40.66%) Windows
2 90 (37.34%) Linux
3 39 (16.18%) UNIX
4 19 (7.88%) VxWorks
5 8 (3.32%) MVS
6 6 (2.49%) Windows 2000
6 6 (2.49%) Windows NT
7 5 (2.07%) Solaris
8 4 (1.66%) CentOS
8 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (43.98%) Information Security
2 101 (41.91%) Penetration Testing
3 67 (27.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 63 (26.14%) SIEM
5 43 (17.84%) Cyber Security
6 39 (16.18%) Risk Management
7 34 (14.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 32 (13.28%) Vulnerability Management
9 30 (12.45%) Security Testing
10 27 (11.20%) ITIL
11 21 (8.71%) Data Security
12 19 (7.88%) Test Management
12 19 (7.88%) Test Strategy
13 17 (7.05%) OWASP
14 16 (6.64%) Open Source
15 15 (6.22%) Line Management
15 15 (6.22%) Security Management
16 14 (5.81%) E-Commerce
16 14 (5.81%) Social Engineering
16 14 (5.81%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 60 (24.90%) Python
2 36 (14.94%) Perl
3 34 (14.11%) PHP
3 34 (14.11%) Java
4 29 (12.03%) C
5 25 (10.37%) C++
6 17 (7.05%) SQL
7 9 (3.73%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.90%) Ruby
9 6 (2.49%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.07%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.24%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.83%) C#
12 2 (0.83%) VBScript
13 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 69 (28.63%) Security Cleared
2 45 (18.67%) DV Cleared
3 34 (14.11%) Degree
4 31 (12.86%) CISSP
5 24 (9.96%) CEH
6 18 (7.47%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.15%) OSCP
8 8 (3.32%) CISM
9 6 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (2.07%) SAP Certification
11 4 (1.66%) CCNA
12 3 (1.24%) CISA
12 3 (1.24%) GIAC
13 2 (0.83%) Security+ Certification
13 2 (0.83%) CCDP
13 2 (0.83%) CCIE
13 2 (0.83%) CCNP
14 1 (0.41%) CSSLP
14 1 (0.41%) VCAP
14 1 (0.41%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (9.96%) PCI DSS
3 11 (4.56%) QA
4 6 (2.49%) ISO 9001
5 5 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.07%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (8.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (8.30%) Active Directory
3 13 (5.39%) vSphere
4 11 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (3.73%) Snort
6 6 (2.49%) iptables
7 5 (2.07%) OpenSSH
8 3 (1.24%) vCloud
9 2 (0.83%) pfSense
9 2 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 89 (36.93%) Nmap
2 25 (10.37%) CORE IMPACT
3 17 (7.05%) Nagios
4 6 (2.49%) Bcfg2
5 5 (2.07%) Graphite
6 4 (1.66%) HAProxy
6 4 (1.66%) Ansible
6 4 (1.66%) Puppet
7 3 (1.24%) logstash
7 3 (1.24%) Kibana
7 3 (1.24%) OSSEC
8 2 (0.83%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.83%) Ionix
8 2 (0.83%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.83%) SCCM
9 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (13.69%) Cisco
2 28 (11.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.62%) VMware
3 26 (10.79%) Qualys
4 23 (9.54%) Fortinet
5 22 (9.13%) CheckPoint
6 21 (8.71%) LogRhythm
7 20 (8.30%) Coverity
8 16 (6.64%) McAfee
9 14 (5.81%) Tripwire
10 13 (5.39%) LogLogic
11 12 (4.98%) Citrix
12 11 (4.56%) Sophos
12 11 (4.56%) Websense
12 11 (4.56%) Acunetix
13 10 (4.15%) HP
14 8 (3.32%) F5
14 8 (3.32%) ArcSight
15 7 (2.90%) Juniper
16 5 (2.07%) NetApp
City, London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Berkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Searchability
Posted: 3 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Allied Worldwide
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £45000 - £65000.00 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Iter8
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum Excellent benefits - share options,
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ Tech
Salary: £5000 - £6500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £50000 - £58000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Package
Posted: 11 days ago
UK
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
CGI
Salary: £28,000 - £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
ABRS
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + package
Posted: 23 days ago