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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tenable Nessus
Rank 790 857 811
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -46
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 112 81 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.069% 0.067%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.45% 1.09% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 82 67 31
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £67,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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
7744 7437 6986
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 7.00% 6.30% 6.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6141 5994 5612
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.17%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +65 109 £42,500 -5.55% 18
London +23 33 £50,000 -20.00% 6
South East +24 31 £43,500 -3.33% 3
Yorkshire +20 21 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Oxfordshire - 20 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire - 13 £37,500 -
Watford - 11 £24,000 -
Hertfordshire - 11 £24,000 -
East of England - 11 £24,000 -
City of London +39 8 £50,000 -16.66% 3
Leeds +9 6 £35,000 +3.70% 1
Kent +7 6 £43,500 -42.00%
West Yorkshire +7 6 £35,000 - 1
Manchester +4 6 £26,500 -1.85%
North West -9 6 £26,500 -24.28%
West Midlands -6 5 £42,500 - 1
Berkshire -15 5 £58,000 +58.90% 1
Maidstone - 5 £43,500 -
Banbury - 5 £30,000 -
Slough -13 4 £58,000 +107.14%
South Wales -1 3 £70,000 +86.66%
Birmingham -5 3 £40,000 -
Wales -9 3 £70,000 +86.66%
Bromley - 3 £50,000 -
East Midlands +5 2 - - 3
Cardiff -11 2 £55,000 +46.66%
Oxford - 2 £30,000 -
Sheffield - 2 £40,000 -
Derbyshire - 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £40,000 -

Nessus
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 87 (52.10%) Information Security
2 77 (46.11%) Firewall
3 65 (38.92%) Windows
4 62 (37.13%) Linux
5 61 (36.53%) Penetration Testing
6 54 (32.34%) Nmap
7 52 (31.14%) Security Cleared
8 50 (29.94%) Metasploit
9 48 (28.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 41 (24.55%) Network Security
11 38 (22.75%) SIEM
12 34 (20.36%) Python
13 32 (19.16%) CISSP
14 30 (17.96%) Risk Management
15 28 (16.77%) Vulnerability Management
16 26 (15.57%) Qualys
16 26 (15.57%) DV Cleared
16 26 (15.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 26 (15.57%) Degree
17 25 (14.97%) UNIX
18 24 (14.37%) PHP
18 24 (14.37%) Cisco
18 24 (14.37%) VMware
19 23 (13.77%) Microsoft
19 23 (13.77%) CEH
20 22 (13.17%) Java
20 22 (13.17%) Perl
20 22 (13.17%) Management Information System
21 21 (12.57%) Finance
21 21 (12.57%) ITIL

Nessus
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (2.99%) Apache
2 3 (1.80%) SAS
3 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (2.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) PaaS
2 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (46.11%) Firewall
2 41 (24.55%) Network Security
3 19 (11.38%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.98%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (8.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 13 (7.78%) Wireless
6 13 (7.78%) Internet
7 12 (7.19%) VPN
8 10 (5.99%) Wireshark
9 7 (4.19%) VoIP
10 5 (2.99%) Broadband
10 5 (2.99%) HTTP
10 5 (2.99%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (1.80%) OpenVPN
11 3 (1.80%) LAN
11 3 (1.80%) WAN
11 3 (1.80%) SSL
12 2 (1.20%) OSPF
12 2 (1.20%) BGP
12 2 (1.20%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 50 (29.94%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.20%) AppScan
General
1 21 (12.57%) Finance
2 16 (9.58%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.39%) Advertising
4 6 (3.59%) Banking
5 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.60%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.60%) Military
Job Titles
1 61 (36.53%) Security Engineer
2 28 (16.77%) Tester
3 27 (16.17%) Analyst
3 27 (16.17%) Penetration Tester
4 26 (15.57%) Security Analyst
5 15 (8.98%) Consultant
5 15 (8.98%) Network Engineer
5 15 (8.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (8.98%) IT Security Engineer
6 13 (7.78%) Security Manager
7 12 (7.19%) Security Tester
7 12 (7.19%) Architect
8 11 (6.59%) Security Consultant
9 9 (5.39%) Test Manager
9 9 (5.39%) Product Manager
9 9 (5.39%) Information Security Engineer
9 9 (5.39%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 9 (5.39%) Security Architect
10 8 (4.79%) Security Officer
11 7 (4.19%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.99%) .NET
1 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.80%) JSP
2 3 (1.80%) Web Services
2 3 (1.80%) HTML
3 2 (1.20%) Ajax
4 1 (0.60%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.17%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.19%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.39%) CESG
5 8 (4.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 7 (4.19%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.99%) PKI
8 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.80%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.20%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.60%) iSeries
10 1 (0.60%) Tandem
10 1 (0.60%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 65 (38.92%) Windows
2 62 (37.13%) Linux
3 25 (14.97%) UNIX
4 8 (4.79%) VxWorks
5 5 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.99%) MVS
6 4 (2.40%) Solaris
7 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.20%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (52.10%) Information Security
2 61 (36.53%) Penetration Testing
3 48 (28.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 38 (22.75%) SIEM
5 30 (17.96%) Risk Management
6 28 (16.77%) Vulnerability Management
7 21 (12.57%) ITIL
8 20 (11.98%) Security Testing
9 19 (11.38%) Ethical Hacking
9 19 (11.38%) Cyber Security
10 15 (8.98%) Security Architecture
11 14 (8.38%) Patch Management
12 13 (7.78%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (7.78%) Open Source
13 11 (6.59%) Incident Management
13 11 (6.59%) Security Management
14 10 (5.99%) OWASP
14 10 (5.99%) Security Patching
15 9 (5.39%) Social Engineering
15 9 (5.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.36%) Python
2 24 (14.37%) PHP
3 22 (13.17%) Java
3 22 (13.17%) Perl
4 18 (10.78%) C
5 15 (8.98%) C++
6 13 (7.78%) SQL
7 8 (4.79%) Ruby
8 6 (3.59%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.99%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.80%) VBScript
11 2 (1.20%) C#
11 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (31.14%) Security Cleared
2 32 (19.16%) CISSP
3 26 (15.57%) DV Cleared
3 26 (15.57%) Degree
4 23 (13.77%) CEH
5 14 (8.38%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.59%) CISM
7 10 (5.99%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.59%) CCNA
9 4 (2.40%) CCIE
9 4 (2.40%) SAP Certification
9 4 (2.40%) CISA
9 4 (2.40%) GIAC
10 3 (1.80%) GCIA
10 3 (1.80%) GCIH
10 3 (1.80%) OSCP
11 2 (1.20%) CCNP
11 2 (1.20%) CHFI
11 2 (1.20%) GPEN
11 2 (1.20%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (9.58%) PCI DSS
3 10 (5.99%) QA
4 5 (2.99%) COBIT
5 4 (2.40%) ISO 9001
5 4 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.20%) HIPAA
6 2 (1.20%) FISMA
7 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (8.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.38%) Active Directory
3 12 (7.19%) vSphere
4 10 (5.99%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.59%) Snort
6 5 (2.99%) OpenSSH
7 3 (1.80%) vCloud
8 2 (1.20%) pfSense
8 2 (1.20%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (32.34%) Nmap
2 15 (8.98%) CORE IMPACT
3 10 (5.99%) Nagios
4 5 (2.99%) SCCM
5 3 (1.80%) OSSEC
6 2 (1.20%) WebInspect
6 2 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.20%) Ionix
7 1 (0.60%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.60%) logstash
7 1 (0.60%) Kibana
Vendors
1 26 (15.57%) Qualys
2 24 (14.37%) VMware
2 24 (14.37%) Cisco
3 23 (13.77%) Microsoft
4 18 (10.78%) CheckPoint
5 15 (8.98%) LogRhythm
6 14 (8.38%) Tripwire
7 13 (7.78%) Websense
7 13 (7.78%) Fortinet
8 12 (7.19%) Sophos
9 11 (6.59%) Coverity
9 11 (6.59%) McAfee
10 10 (5.99%) HP
11 8 (4.79%) Citrix
11 8 (4.79%) Sourcefire
11 8 (4.79%) Splunk
12 6 (3.59%) ArcSight
12 6 (3.59%) LogLogic
12 6 (3.59%) Acunetix
12 6 (3.59%) Juniper
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