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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 814 838 779
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -59
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 81 61 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.056% 0.100%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.07% 0.90% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 71 32 65
Average salary £43,000 £50,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,700 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £70,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%

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
7598 6807 6591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.77% 6.21% 5.70%
Number of salaries quoted 6136 5363 5444
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 £29,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £64,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%

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 18 December 2014 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 18 December 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 +30 73 £43,500 -13.00% 4
London +48 42 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East of England -10 13 £50,000 -28.57% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 9 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £50,000 -
City of London +22 8 £52,500 +29.62% 1
North West -15 7 £44,500 +61.81% 1
South Wales +12 5 £24,000 -26.71%
Wales +10 5 £24,000 -26.71%
Cardiff +3 5 £24,000 -26.71%
South East -8 5 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Bromley - 5 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £37,250 -46.78% 1
Cheshire - 4 £44,000 -
Wilmslow - 4 £44,000 -
Manchester -23 3 £47,500 - 1
South West - 3 £38,500 -
West Midlands -6 2 £60,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £38,500 -
Peterborough - 2 £35,500 -
Staines - 2 £38,250 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £60,000 -
Swindon - 2 £38,500 -
Kent - 2 £46,250 -
Staffordshire - 2 £60,000 -
Surrey - 2 £38,250 -
Maidstone - 2 £46,250 -
Leeds -3 1 £25,000 -
West Yorkshire -13 1 £25,000 -
Yorkshire -25 1 £25,000 -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 78 (57.78%) Information Security
2 46 (34.07%) Firewall
2 46 (34.07%) CISSP
3 42 (31.11%) Penetration Testing
4 40 (29.63%) Windows
5 38 (28.15%) SIEM
6 34 (25.19%) Network Security
7 33 (24.44%) Nmap
7 33 (24.44%) Linux
7 33 (24.44%) Management Information System
8 31 (22.96%) TCP/IP
8 31 (22.96%) CEH
9 28 (20.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 27 (20.00%) UNIX
11 26 (19.26%) Intrusion Detection
12 25 (18.52%) Ethical Hacking
12 25 (18.52%) Metasploit
13 24 (17.78%) Finance
14 23 (17.04%) Wireshark
15 20 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 20 (14.81%) VPN
15 20 (14.81%) LAN
16 19 (14.07%) WAN
16 19 (14.07%) Degree
17 18 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
17 18 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
18 17 (12.59%) Risk Management
18 17 (12.59%) tcpdump
19 16 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
19 16 (11.85%) Qualys

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (3.70%) Apache
2 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.22%) IIS
2 3 (2.22%) IBM Notes
2 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.74%) SAS
4 1 (0.74%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.15%) SaaS
2 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (34.07%) Firewall
2 34 (25.19%) Network Security
3 31 (22.96%) TCP/IP
4 26 (19.26%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (17.04%) Wireshark
6 20 (14.81%) VPN
6 20 (14.81%) LAN
7 19 (14.07%) WAN
8 17 (12.59%) tcpdump
9 11 (8.15%) Wireless
10 7 (5.19%) VLAN
10 7 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (3.70%) Internet
11 5 (3.70%) DNS
12 3 (2.22%) HTTP
12 3 (2.22%) SNMP
13 2 (1.48%) DMZ
13 2 (1.48%) Ethereal
13 2 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
14 1 (0.74%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.48%) MySQL
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (18.52%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.48%) AppScan
General
1 24 (17.78%) Finance
2 9 (6.67%) Welsh Language
3 4 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Law
4 3 (2.22%) Games
5 2 (1.48%) Billing
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 49 (36.30%) Analyst
2 47 (34.81%) Security Analyst
3 24 (17.78%) Security Engineer
4 17 (12.59%) Penetration Tester
4 17 (12.59%) Tester
5 15 (11.11%) Information Analyst
5 15 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
6 13 (9.63%) Graduate
7 10 (7.41%) Ethical Hacker
8 8 (5.93%) Senior Security Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Security Specialist
9 7 (5.19%) UNIX Administrator
9 7 (5.19%) Administrator
9 7 (5.19%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.19%) Consultant
9 7 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.19%) Network Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (5.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.44%) Web Services
2 3 (2.22%) .NET
2 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.48%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.44%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.44%) Open Source
4 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.96%) Tandem
6 3 (2.22%) PKI
6 3 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.22%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (2.22%) Online Games
7 2 (1.48%) RMADS
7 2 (1.48%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.48%) CMDB
7 2 (1.48%) Statistics
7 2 (1.48%) Economics
8 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (29.63%) Windows
2 33 (24.44%) Linux
3 27 (20.00%) UNIX
4 9 (6.67%) Debian
4 9 (6.67%) CentOS
5 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.22%) Windows NT
6 3 (2.22%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.22%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.74%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (57.78%) Information Security
2 42 (31.11%) Penetration Testing
3 38 (28.15%) SIEM
4 25 (18.52%) Ethical Hacking
5 20 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 18 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
6 18 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (12.59%) Risk Management
8 14 (10.37%) Security Testing
8 14 (10.37%) Data Protection
8 14 (10.37%) Time Management
9 13 (9.63%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (8.89%) Computer Security
10 12 (8.89%) OWASP
11 11 (8.15%) Problem Management
11 11 (8.15%) Incident Management
11 11 (8.15%) Security Management
11 11 (8.15%) CRM
12 10 (7.41%) ISMS
13 7 (5.19%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.85%) SQL
2 10 (7.41%) Perl
3 9 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (0.74%) Ruby
4 1 (0.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.74%) C
4 1 (0.74%) C#
4 1 (0.74%) C++
4 1 (0.74%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (34.07%) CISSP
2 31 (22.96%) CEH
3 19 (14.07%) Degree
4 15 (11.11%) CISM
5 14 (10.37%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (9.63%) SSCP
7 12 (8.89%) GCIA
7 12 (8.89%) GCIH
8 11 (8.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (8.15%) MCSE
8 11 (8.15%) CCNA
9 10 (7.41%) CCNP
10 9 (6.67%) CCSA
10 9 (6.67%) ISEB
10 9 (6.67%) MCSA
11 8 (5.93%) CCSE
11 8 (5.93%) Security Cleared
12 7 (5.19%) MCITP
12 7 (5.19%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (5.19%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (20.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.93%) SLA
3 7 (5.19%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 33 (24.44%) Nmap
2 16 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.44%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.22%) Samba
6 2 (1.48%) Xen
7 1 (0.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (6.67%) Nagios
2 7 (5.19%) CORE IMPACT
3 6 (4.44%) WSUS
4 5 (3.70%) WebInspect
5 2 (1.48%) Puppet
6 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (11.85%) VMware
1 16 (11.85%) Qualys
2 14 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 13 (9.63%) Websense
4 10 (7.41%) Sourcefire
4 10 (7.41%) Cisco
5 9 (6.67%) Splunk
6 8 (5.93%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.19%) Tripwire
8 5 (3.70%) F5
9 4 (2.96%) Rapid7
9 4 (2.96%) LogRhythm
10 3 (2.22%) ScanSafe
10 3 (2.22%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.22%) Altiris
10 3 (2.22%) Novell
10 3 (2.22%) Lotus
11 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.48%) Symantec
11 2 (1.48%) IBM
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