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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tenable Nessus
Rank 840 837 791
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -46
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 56 44 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.040% 0.085%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.72% 0.68% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 48 19 65
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,550 £97,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £32,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%

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
7753 6507 6493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 6.80% 5.98% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6162 5256 5289
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £64,450
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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +10 50 £45,000 -10.00% 8
London +23 23 £52,500 -44.00% 6
South East -9 8 £42,500 -30.61%
East of England - 7 £38,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 -
Leeds - 5 £35,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £37,250 -
City of London - 4 £52,500 - 1
South Wales +6 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Wales -2 3 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Cardiff -2 3 £40,000 +23.07%
North West -22 3 £42,500 +54.54%
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £50,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire -4 2 £37,000 -50.66%
Surrey - 2 £42,500 -
Kent - 2 £46,250 -
Bromley - 2 £45,000 - 1
Maidstone - 2 £46,250 -
Peterborough - 2 £35,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £42,500 -
Wilmslow - 2 £42,500 -
Slough - 2 £37,000 -
Oxfordshire +15 1 £25,000 -
Banbury +4 1 £25,000 -
Manchester -3 1 - -
West Midlands -19 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £63,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £35,000 -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 67 (51.15%) Information Security
2 60 (45.80%) Firewall
3 58 (44.27%) Windows
3 58 (44.27%) Nmap
4 53 (40.46%) Linux
5 42 (32.06%) Penetration Testing
6 40 (30.53%) SIEM
7 39 (29.77%) Metasploit
8 38 (29.01%) CISSP
9 35 (26.72%) UNIX
10 32 (24.43%) Management Information System
11 31 (23.66%) tcpdump
12 29 (22.14%) Wireshark
13 28 (21.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 28 (21.37%) CEH
13 28 (21.37%) Finance
13 28 (21.37%) TCP/IP
14 27 (20.61%) SQL
15 26 (19.85%) Perl
16 24 (18.32%) Risk Assessment
17 23 (17.56%) Intrusion Detection
18 22 (16.79%) Snort
19 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (16.03%) Network Security
20 20 (15.27%) Python
21 19 (14.50%) VPN
21 19 (14.50%) Vulnerability Management
21 19 (14.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 18 (13.74%) CentOS
22 18 (13.74%) OWASP

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 8 (6.11%) Apache
2 4 (3.05%) 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 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.58%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.69%) SaaS
2 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (45.80%) Firewall
2 31 (23.66%) tcpdump
3 29 (22.14%) Wireshark
4 28 (21.37%) TCP/IP
5 23 (17.56%) Intrusion Detection
6 21 (16.03%) Network Security
7 19 (14.50%) VPN
8 15 (11.45%) Wireless
9 13 (9.92%) HTTP
10 8 (6.11%) Internet
11 7 (5.34%) VLAN
11 7 (5.34%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (4.58%) LAN
13 5 (3.82%) WAN
14 4 (3.05%) Ethereal
15 3 (2.29%) SNMP
15 3 (2.29%) DNS
16 2 (1.53%) SSL
16 2 (1.53%) SAN
16 2 (1.53%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (29.77%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.76%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.76%) AppScan
General
1 28 (21.37%) Finance
2 12 (9.16%) Welsh Language
3 4 (3.05%) Billing
3 4 (3.05%) Games
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.29%) Law
5 2 (1.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (34.35%) Analyst
2 37 (28.24%) Security Analyst
3 18 (13.74%) Tester
4 17 (12.98%) Penetration Tester
5 15 (11.45%) Information Analyst
5 15 (11.45%) Security Engineer
5 15 (11.45%) Information Security Analyst
6 12 (9.16%) Security Specialist
7 8 (6.11%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (6.11%) Graduate
7 8 (6.11%) Senior Security Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) IT Security Engineer
8 7 (5.34%) Security Officer
8 7 (5.34%) Senior Information Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Senior Information Security Analyst
8 7 (5.34%) Consultant
9 6 (4.58%) Security Consultant
9 6 (4.58%) IT Security Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Ethical Hacker
10 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
4 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.43%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.87%) Computer Science
2 9 (6.87%) Open Source
3 7 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.58%) PKI
5 4 (3.05%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.05%) Economics
5 4 (3.05%) Online Games
6 2 (1.53%) RMADS
6 2 (1.53%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 58 (44.27%) Windows
2 53 (40.46%) Linux
3 35 (26.72%) UNIX
4 21 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (13.74%) CentOS
6 16 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (9.16%) Debian
9 8 (6.11%) Solaris
10 7 (5.34%) FreeBSD
10 7 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (4.58%) Ubuntu
12 5 (3.82%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.29%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (51.15%) Information Security
2 42 (32.06%) Penetration Testing
3 40 (30.53%) SIEM
4 28 (21.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 24 (18.32%) Risk Assessment
6 19 (14.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 18 (13.74%) OWASP
8 16 (12.21%) Data Protection
9 15 (11.45%) Incident Management
9 15 (11.45%) Risk Management
10 14 (10.69%) ITIL
10 14 (10.69%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (9.92%) Business Continuity
12 12 (9.16%) Security Testing
13 10 (7.63%) ISMS
14 9 (6.87%) Security Management
15 8 (6.11%) Cyber Security
16 7 (5.34%) Business Continuity Planning
16 7 (5.34%) Time Management
16 7 (5.34%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.61%) SQL
2 26 (19.85%) Perl
3 20 (15.27%) Python
4 14 (10.69%) Bash Shell
5 13 (9.92%) Ruby
6 7 (5.34%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.58%) PHP
8 4 (3.05%) C
9 3 (2.29%) C++
9 3 (2.29%) Java
10 1 (0.76%) C#
10 1 (0.76%) VB
10 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (29.01%) CISSP
2 28 (21.37%) CEH
3 17 (12.98%) Security Cleared
4 15 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (9.92%) Degree
6 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.87%) OSCP
7 8 (6.11%) CISM
7 8 (6.11%) SSCP
7 8 (6.11%) CCNA
8 7 (5.34%) CCNP
8 7 (5.34%) CCSE
9 6 (4.58%) GCIA
9 6 (4.58%) GCIH
10 5 (3.82%) ISEB
11 4 (3.05%) MCSE
11 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.05%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.05%) OSCE
12 3 (2.29%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.92%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.58%) HIPAA
4 4 (3.05%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (44.27%) Nmap
2 22 (16.79%) Snort
3 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.87%) Active Directory
5 5 (3.82%) Xen
6 3 (2.29%) Samba
7 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.16%) Nagios
1 12 (9.16%) CORE IMPACT
2 6 (4.58%) WebInspect
3 5 (3.82%) Puppet
4 3 (2.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.29%) WSUS
4 3 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (12.21%) CheckPoint
2 14 (10.69%) Cisco
2 14 (10.69%) Splunk
3 13 (9.92%) Red Hat
3 13 (9.92%) Websense
4 12 (9.16%) VMware
4 12 (9.16%) Imperva
4 12 (9.16%) Sophos
5 11 (8.40%) Qualys
5 11 (8.40%) Blue Coat
5 11 (8.40%) Microsoft
6 9 (6.87%) Juniper
7 7 (5.34%) Sourcefire
7 7 (5.34%) LogRhythm
8 5 (3.82%) Symantec
8 5 (3.82%) McAfee
9 3 (2.29%) Altiris
9 3 (2.29%) Novell
9 3 (2.29%) Lotus
9 3 (2.29%) Oracle
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