The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Assessment skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 725 657 740
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +83
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 171 219 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 140 147 109
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £37,500 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +41.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93611 87345 89294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.03% 81.54% 79.00%
Number of salaries quoted 75601 71738 75250
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Vulnerability Assessment
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Vulnerability Assessment Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Salary Trend

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

Vulnerability Assessment Salary Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 within the UK.

Vulnerability Assessment Salary Histogram in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -43 164 £47,500 -13.63% 13
London -41 53 £57,500 +4.54% 6
South East -37 41 £48,250 -25.76% 1
East of England +1 19 £45,000 -16.66%
Yorkshire -41 19 £43,750 -2.77% 3
Hampshire -38 18 £58,000 -10.76%
West Yorkshire - 18 £42,500 - 3
Leeds - 16 £42,500 - 3
Surrey 0 15 £45,000 -5.26%
South West -26 12 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Southampton - 10 £55,000 -
City of London +4 9 £57,750 -7.60% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £35,500 -
West Midlands -18 8 £44,500 +22.75%
Bristol -13 7 £25,000 -54.54%
Berkshire +4 6 £57,500 +21.05%
Peterborough - 6 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire 0 5 £57,500 +9.52% 1
Manchester -7 4 £47,500 +35.71% 2
Hertfordshire -17 4 £50,000 -
North West -28 4 £47,500 +5.55% 2
South Wales - 4 £35,000 -
Wales - 4 £35,000 -
Potters Bar - 4 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 4 - - 1
Coventry - 4 £44,500 -
Bedfordshire -5 3 £45,000 -16.66%
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 - -
Redhill - 3 £43,500 -
Reigate - 3 £45,000 -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Vulnerability Assessment 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 Vulnerability Assessment.

1 237 (58.52%) Information Security
2 175 (43.21%) Penetration Testing
3 170 (41.98%) CISSP
4 147 (36.30%) Firewall
5 132 (32.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 128 (31.60%) Management Information System
7 112 (27.65%) PCI DSS
8 108 (26.67%) Windows
9 104 (25.68%) Finance
10 97 (23.95%) Linux
11 74 (18.27%) SIEM
12 73 (18.02%) Microsoft
13 71 (17.53%) Security Testing
14 68 (16.79%) Degree
15 66 (16.30%) CISM
16 65 (16.05%) ITIL
17 63 (15.56%) CEH
18 62 (15.31%) CISA
19 55 (13.58%) Network Security
20 53 (13.09%) Risk Management
20 53 (13.09%) Security Management
21 52 (12.84%) VPN
22 50 (12.35%) UNIX
23 46 (11.36%) Wireless
24 43 (10.62%) Incident Management
25 42 (10.37%) COBIT
26 41 (10.12%) Ethical Hacking
26 41 (10.12%) Cisco
26 41 (10.12%) Security Cleared
27 37 (9.14%) Analytical Skills

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing Vulnerability Assessment 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 Vulnerability Assessment. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (3.95%) IIS
1 16 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (2.22%) Apache
5 8 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.49%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) Lync
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.21%) MS Office
3 5 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.23%) MS Project
4 3 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (36.30%) Firewall
2 55 (13.58%) Network Security
3 52 (12.84%) VPN
4 46 (11.36%) Wireless
5 33 (8.15%) TCP/IP
6 32 (7.90%) WAN
7 30 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 29 (7.16%) LAN
8 29 (7.16%) DNS
9 24 (5.93%) DHCP
10 22 (5.43%) SAN
11 21 (5.19%) SSL
12 16 (3.95%) VoIP
13 15 (3.70%) HTTP
14 12 (2.96%) Internet
14 12 (2.96%) NAS
15 11 (2.72%) tcpdump
16 10 (2.47%) DMZ
16 10 (2.47%) SSH
17 8 (1.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.98%) MySQL
3 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.25%) Big Data
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (6.91%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.73%) GDB
2 7 (1.73%) WinDbg
3 3 (0.74%) Subversion
4 2 (0.49%) AppScan
4 2 (0.49%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 104 (25.68%) Finance
2 19 (4.69%) Retail
3 11 (2.72%) Banking
4 7 (1.73%) Military
4 7 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.74%) Marketing
5 3 (0.74%) Electronics
5 3 (0.74%) Legal
6 2 (0.49%) Advertising
6 2 (0.49%) Law
6 2 (0.49%) Local Government
7 1 (0.25%) Back Office
7 1 (0.25%) Games
7 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.25%) Automotive
7 1 (0.25%) Publishing
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 172 (42.47%) Analyst
2 142 (35.06%) Security Analyst
3 61 (15.06%) Tester
4 59 (14.57%) Penetration Tester
5 53 (13.09%) Information Analyst
6 52 (12.84%) Information Security Analyst
7 42 (10.37%) Senior Analyst
8 39 (9.63%) Security Manager
9 36 (8.89%) Senior Security Analyst
10 34 (8.40%) Security Engineer
11 27 (6.67%) Consultant
12 24 (5.93%) Security Consultant
13 23 (5.68%) IT Security Analyst
14 18 (4.44%) Security Tester
15 17 (4.20%) Security Specialist
16 16 (3.95%) Information Manager
16 16 (3.95%) Information Security Manager
17 12 (2.96%) Architect
17 12 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 12 (2.96%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.65%) .NET
2 7 (1.73%) Web Services
2 7 (1.73%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.23%) Middleware
3 5 (1.23%) JSP
4 3 (0.74%) Ajax
4 3 (0.74%) WPF
4 3 (0.74%) WinForms
5 2 (0.49%) J2EE
5 2 (0.49%) HTML
5 2 (0.49%) XML
6 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.25%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.25%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.25%) Spring
6 1 (0.25%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.25%) JMX
6 1 (0.25%) SAML
6 1 (0.25%) Servlets
6 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 128 (31.60%) Management Information System
2 37 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.17%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.94%) Open Source
5 15 (3.70%) PKI
6 11 (2.72%) Clustering
6 11 (2.72%) NHS
7 10 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.98%) Cryptography
9 6 (1.48%) CESG
10 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.99%) CESG CLAS
10 4 (0.99%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.74%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.49%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
13 1 (0.25%) Mobile Computing
13 1 (0.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 108 (26.67%) Windows
2 97 (23.95%) Linux
3 50 (12.35%) UNIX
4 25 (6.17%) Solaris
5 23 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (3.21%) AIX
9 6 (1.48%) CentOS
10 5 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.74%) Android
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.49%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.49%) HPUX
13 2 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (58.52%) Information Security
2 175 (43.21%) Penetration Testing
3 74 (18.27%) SIEM
4 71 (17.53%) Security Testing
5 65 (16.05%) ITIL
6 53 (13.09%) Risk Management
6 53 (13.09%) Security Management
7 43 (10.62%) Incident Management
8 41 (10.12%) Ethical Hacking
9 37 (9.14%) Project Management
10 34 (8.40%) Security Architecture
11 33 (8.15%) Cyber Security
12 31 (7.65%) Risk Assessment
13 28 (6.91%) E-Commerce
14 27 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (6.17%) Change Management
15 25 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
16 23 (5.68%) Network Architecture
17 22 (5.43%) OWASP
18 20 (4.94%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.40%) C
2 33 (8.15%) Python
3 30 (7.41%) Ruby
4 26 (6.42%) C++
4 26 (6.42%) PHP
5 24 (5.93%) Java
6 20 (4.94%) SQL
7 14 (3.46%) Perl
8 11 (2.72%) Objective-C
9 7 (1.73%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.48%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.49%) C#
14 1 (0.25%) Erlang
14 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 170 (41.98%) CISSP
2 68 (16.79%) Degree
3 66 (16.30%) CISM
4 63 (15.56%) CEH
5 62 (15.31%) CISA
6 41 (10.12%) Security Cleared
7 34 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (7.90%) CCNA
9 28 (6.91%) GIAC
10 24 (5.93%) SC Cleared
11 23 (5.68%) OSCP
12 18 (4.44%) CRISC
13 17 (4.20%) GPEN
14 16 (3.95%) CISMP
15 13 (3.21%) CGEIT
16 11 (2.72%) GCIH
16 11 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (2.47%) DV Cleared
18 8 (1.98%) OSCE
19 7 (1.73%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (32.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 112 (27.65%) PCI DSS
3 42 (10.37%) COBIT
4 23 (5.68%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 6 (1.48%) BS7799
5 6 (1.48%) QA
5 6 (1.48%) HIPAA
6 5 (1.23%) COSO
6 5 (1.23%) SLA
7 4 (0.99%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (8.15%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 14 (3.46%) Nmap
5 12 (2.96%) Snort
5 12 (2.96%) vSphere
6 7 (1.73%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.99%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.49%) Firmware
9 2 (0.49%) Varnish
10 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 28 (6.91%) Nessus
2 19 (4.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 12 (2.96%) NetBackup
3 12 (2.96%) Backup Exec
4 4 (0.99%) WSUS
4 4 (0.99%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.74%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (0.74%) Nagios
6 2 (0.49%) WebInspect
6 2 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.49%) Zenoss
6 2 (0.49%) Puppet
7 1 (0.25%) SCCM
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 73 (18.02%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.12%) Cisco
3 34 (8.40%) CheckPoint
4 30 (7.41%) VMware
5 27 (6.67%) Qualys
5 27 (6.67%) Symantec
6 22 (5.43%) Sophos
7 17 (4.20%) McAfee
8 14 (3.46%) Citrix
8 14 (3.46%) Juniper
9 12 (2.96%) Veritas
9 12 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.47%) Imperva
11 9 (2.22%) Websense
12 8 (1.98%) HP
12 8 (1.98%) Tripwire
13 6 (1.48%) CA
13 6 (1.48%) F5
13 6 (1.48%) Splunk
13 6 (1.48%) LogRhythm
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 21,000 + Benefits OTE 30,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 + Benefits OTE 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40000 - £50000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Salary: Double OTE uncapped
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Car
Posted: 15 days ago