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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 861 819 831
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +12
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 54 57 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.053% 0.072%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.71% 0.88% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 49 29 60
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,500 £97,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £42,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year
-12.94% -8.60%

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
7629 6466 6637
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.70% 6.04% 5.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6044 5169 5363
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 30 September 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 30 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
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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 -47 41 £45,000 -25.00% 6
London -7 20 £52,500 -46.15% 2
South Wales +16 8 £32,500 -
Wales +4 8 £32,500 -
Cardiff -4 8 £32,500 -
West Yorkshire -33 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire -33 6 £35,000 -22.22% 1
South East -21 5 £37,000 -15.42%
Leeds -22 5 £35,000 -22.22% 1
City of London - 5 £52,500 -
North West -14 4 £42,500 -29.16%
Wilmslow - 3 £42,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £42,500 -
South West -24 2 £63,500 -15.33%
East of England - 2 £41,750 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 £63,500 -
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
Berkshire - 2 £37,000 -
Slough - 2 £37,000 -
Swindon - 2 £63,500 -
Oxfordshire +5 1 £25,000 -
Banbury -1 1 £25,000 -
Manchester -1 1 £32,500 -45.83%
West Midlands -11 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -
Peterborough - 1 £36,000 - 1
Reigate - 1 £42,500 -
Bromley - 1 £45,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £47,500 - 1

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 69 (51.11%) Windows
2 64 (47.41%) Firewall
3 63 (46.67%) Information Security
4 61 (45.19%) Nmap
5 59 (43.70%) Linux
6 51 (37.78%) SIEM
7 43 (31.85%) CISSP
8 42 (31.11%) Management Information System
9 39 (28.89%) UNIX
9 39 (28.89%) Penetration Testing
10 38 (28.15%) Metasploit
11 36 (26.67%) Snort
11 36 (26.67%) TCP/IP
12 35 (25.93%) tcpdump
13 32 (23.70%) Wireshark
13 32 (23.70%) SQL
14 31 (22.96%) Finance
14 31 (22.96%) Intrusion Detection
15 30 (22.22%) Perl
15 30 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
16 29 (21.48%) CheckPoint
17 28 (20.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 28 (20.74%) CEH
17 28 (20.74%) Network Security
18 27 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (19.26%) Risk Assessment
19 26 (19.26%) Websense
20 24 (17.78%) Blue Coat
20 24 (17.78%) Security Cleared
21 22 (16.30%) Python

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (6.67%) Apache
2 5 (3.70%) IIS
3 3 (2.22%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.22%) CMS
3 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Office
2 7 (5.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.74%) PaaS
3 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (47.41%) Firewall
2 36 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 35 (25.93%) tcpdump
4 32 (23.70%) Wireshark
5 31 (22.96%) Intrusion Detection
6 28 (20.74%) Network Security
7 19 (14.07%) VPN
8 16 (11.85%) HTTP
9 15 (11.11%) Wireless
10 10 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
11 8 (5.93%) Internet
12 7 (5.19%) SSL
12 7 (5.19%) VLAN
13 5 (3.70%) Ethereal
14 4 (2.96%) DNS
14 4 (2.96%) HTTPS
15 3 (2.22%) SNMP
15 3 (2.22%) LAN
15 3 (2.22%) WAN
16 2 (1.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.70%) MySQL
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (28.15%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
General
1 31 (22.96%) Finance
2 12 (8.89%) Welsh Language
3 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.70%) Billing
5 4 (2.96%) Games
5 4 (2.96%) Law
5 4 (2.96%) Retail
6 2 (1.48%) Advertising
6 2 (1.48%) Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (31.85%) Analyst
2 35 (25.93%) Security Analyst
3 22 (16.30%) Security Specialist
4 19 (14.07%) Security Engineer
5 16 (11.85%) Information Analyst
5 16 (11.85%) Tester
5 16 (11.85%) Information Security Analyst
6 15 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
7 10 (7.41%) IT Security Engineer
8 8 (5.93%) Senior Security Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Security Officer
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Information Analyst
9 7 (5.19%) Senior Information Security Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Senior Security Specialist
10 6 (4.44%) IT Security Analyst
10 6 (4.44%) Graduate
11 5 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.70%) Senior Manager
11 5 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) Web Services
2 6 (4.44%) .NET
2 6 (4.44%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.48%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.48%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (31.11%) Management Information System
2 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.93%) Open Source
4 7 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.44%) PKI
6 5 (3.70%) Economics
7 4 (2.96%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.96%) Online Games
8 2 (1.48%) RMADS
9 1 (0.74%) iSeries
9 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.74%) HP StorageWorks
9 1 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 69 (51.11%) Windows
2 59 (43.70%) Linux
3 39 (28.89%) UNIX
4 27 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (14.81%) CentOS
5 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (8.89%) Debian
8 11 (8.15%) Solaris
9 10 (7.41%) FreeBSD
10 8 (5.93%) Ubuntu
11 5 (3.70%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.96%) Windows NT
13 3 (2.22%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.48%) AIX
15 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (46.67%) Information Security
2 51 (37.78%) SIEM
3 39 (28.89%) Penetration Testing
4 30 (22.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 28 (20.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (19.26%) Risk Assessment
7 20 (14.81%) ITIL
8 17 (12.59%) OWASP
9 16 (11.85%) Data Protection
10 15 (11.11%) Risk Management
10 15 (11.11%) Business Continuity
11 14 (10.37%) Incident Management
11 14 (10.37%) Cyber Security
12 11 (8.15%) Security Testing
12 11 (8.15%) Ethical Hacking
13 10 (7.41%) PRINCE2
13 10 (7.41%) ISMS
14 8 (5.93%) Security Management
15 7 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (5.19%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.70%) SQL
2 30 (22.22%) Perl
3 22 (16.30%) Python
4 19 (14.07%) Bash Shell
5 17 (12.59%) Ruby
6 10 (7.41%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.19%) PHP
8 5 (3.70%) C
9 4 (2.96%) Java
10 3 (2.22%) C++
11 2 (1.48%) VB
11 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 43 (31.85%) CISSP
2 28 (20.74%) CEH
3 24 (17.78%) Security Cleared
4 19 (14.07%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.15%) CCNP
6 11 (8.15%) CCSE
6 11 (8.15%) Degree
7 10 (7.41%) SSCP
8 9 (6.67%) CCNA
9 8 (5.93%) OSCP
10 7 (5.19%) CISM
11 5 (3.70%) ISEB
12 4 (2.96%) MCSE
12 4 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.96%) GCIA
12 4 (2.96%) GCIH
12 4 (2.96%) OSCE
12 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
13 3 (2.22%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.85%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.19%) HIPAA
4 4 (2.96%) SLA
5 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.74%) COBIT
5 1 (0.74%) GPG13
System Software
1 61 (45.19%) Nmap
2 36 (26.67%) Snort
3 12 (8.89%) Active Directory
3 12 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.70%) Xen
5 3 (2.22%) Samba
6 2 (1.48%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.74%) XenApp
7 1 (0.74%) XenServer
7 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.74%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (8.89%) Nagios
1 12 (8.89%) McAfee ePO
1 12 (8.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 11 (8.15%) CORE IMPACT
3 6 (4.44%) WebInspect
4 5 (3.70%) Puppet
5 4 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.96%) WSUS
6 3 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (21.48%) CheckPoint
2 26 (19.26%) Websense
3 24 (17.78%) Blue Coat
4 22 (16.30%) Splunk
4 22 (16.30%) Microsoft
5 19 (14.07%) Juniper
6 18 (13.33%) Cisco
6 18 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 18 (13.33%) Qualys
7 16 (11.85%) LogRhythm
8 15 (11.11%) McAfee
9 14 (10.37%) Symantec
10 13 (9.63%) Sophos
10 13 (9.63%) Imperva
11 12 (8.89%) Lumension
11 12 (8.89%) Becrypt
11 12 (8.89%) IronPort
11 12 (8.89%) VMware
12 7 (5.19%) Sourcefire
13 4 (2.96%) Fujitsu
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