The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Q1 Labs products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Q1 Labs over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Q1 Labs.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Q1 Labs
Rank 910 866 917
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +51
Permanent jobs citing Q1 Labs 7 17 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.015% 0.005%
As % of the Vendors category 0.012% 0.031% 0.010%
Number of salaries quoted 7 17 6
Average salary £60,000 £52,500 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,800 £41,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £67,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £52,500 £48,750
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
57077 54257 60185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 47.05% 48.86% 47.89%
Number of salaries quoted 45694 44157 50746
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Q1 Labs
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Q1 Labs within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Q1 Labs Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Q1 Labs
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Q1 Labs within the UK.

Q1 Labs Salary Trend in the UK

Q1 Labs
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Q1 Labs over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 within the UK.

Q1 Labs Salary Histogram in the UK

Q1 Labs
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Q1 Labs within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -57 5 £60,000 +14.28% 1
London -57 4 £60,000 +20.00% 1
City of London - 3 £60,000 -
Northern Ireland +15 2 £45,000 -
Belfast +15 2 £45,000 -
County Antrim +14 2 £45,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £34,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £34,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £34,500 -

Q1 Labs
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Q1 Labs 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 Q1 Labs.

1 34 (100.00%) SIEM
2 28 (82.35%) Firewall
3 25 (73.53%) Cisco
3 25 (73.53%) Network Security
4 23 (67.65%) Windows
4 23 (67.65%) Information Security
5 22 (64.71%) CISSP
6 21 (61.76%) Cyber Security
7 20 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (58.82%) Linux
8 18 (52.94%) CCIE
9 16 (47.06%) Oracle
10 15 (44.12%) CCSP
10 15 (44.12%) CCNP
10 15 (44.12%) Wireless
11 14 (41.18%) Internet
12 13 (38.24%) OSPF
12 13 (38.24%) VPN
12 13 (38.24%) SSL
12 13 (38.24%) IPsec
12 13 (38.24%) BGP
12 13 (38.24%) EIGRP
12 13 (38.24%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (38.24%) Degree
13 12 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 11 (32.35%) ArcSight
15 10 (29.41%) Nessus
15 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
16 9 (26.47%) Management Information System

Q1 Labs
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Q1 Labs 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 Q1 Labs. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (82.35%) Firewall
2 25 (73.53%) Network Security
3 15 (44.12%) Wireless
4 14 (41.18%) Internet
5 13 (38.24%) OSPF
5 13 (38.24%) VPN
5 13 (38.24%) SSL
5 13 (38.24%) IPsec
5 13 (38.24%) BGP
5 13 (38.24%) EIGRP
5 13 (38.24%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.82%) Wireshark
8 2 (5.88%) DNS
8 2 (5.88%) LAN
8 2 (5.88%) WAN
8 2 (5.88%) Wireless Security
9 1 (2.94%) NetScreen
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Security Engineer
1 17 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 17 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Security Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Security Operations Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
1 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) SIEM
2 23 (67.65%) Information Security
3 21 (61.76%) Cyber Security
4 10 (29.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (17.65%) ITIL
5 6 (17.65%) Information Assurance
6 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
6 5 (14.71%) Service Management
6 5 (14.71%) ITSM
7 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
8 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
9 1 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.94%) Analytics
9 1 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Perl
2 3 (8.82%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) CISSP
2 20 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (52.94%) CCIE
4 15 (44.12%) CCSP
4 15 (44.12%) CCNP
5 13 (38.24%) Degree
6 6 (17.65%) GIAC
6 6 (17.65%) GCIH
7 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
7 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
7 3 (8.82%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (5.88%) GCIA
8 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) Nessus
2 3 (8.82%) WSUS
3 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Cisco
2 16 (47.06%) Oracle
3 11 (32.35%) ArcSight
4 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.65%) McAfee
5 6 (17.65%) LogLogic
6 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.76%) Symantec
6 4 (11.76%) Splunk
6 4 (11.76%) LogRhythm
7 3 (8.82%) Juniper
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.88%) IBM
8 2 (5.88%) Tripwire
8 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire
8 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.88%) F5
9 1 (2.94%) Qualys
9 1 (2.94%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.94%) HP