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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 701 671 692
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 197 225 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 165 170 142
Average salary £57,500 £50,000 £44,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.00% +12.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £73,000 £74,250 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £51,177 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-7.18% +20.41%

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
92095 89576 91817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.23% 81.81% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75962 71840 78174
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(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 -26 186 £56,250 +12.50% 9
London +31 91 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -14 29 £45,000 - 2
City of London +24 27 £63,750 +12.33%
West Yorkshire +10 26 £45,000 - 2
Leeds +16 23 £45,000 - 2
South East -38 23 £57,500 +12.35% 3
East Midlands +24 9 £45,000 -17.43%
West Midlands -5 9 £57,500 - 1
Hampshire -49 9 £58,750 -9.61% 1
Berkshire -20 8 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £36,000 -
South West -7 7 £25,000 -37.50%
East of England -14 7 £36,000 - 1
Leicestershire +21 6 £45,000 -32.07%
North West -2 5 £47,500 -13.63% 1
Surrey - 5 £45,000 - 1
Manchester - 5 £47,500 - 1
Peterborough - 5 £35,000 -
Bromley - 5 £45,000 -
Guildford - 4 £45,000 - 1
Cheadle - 4 - -
Leicester +28 3 £40,000 -39.62%
Bristol 0 3 £25,000 -37.50%
Southampton - 3 £60,000 -
Coventry - 3 £57,500 - 1
Birmingham -12 2 £42,000 -
Gloucestershire -14 2 - -
Northamptonshire -17 2 £32,500 -33.67%
Slough -23 2 £80,000 +68.42%

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 260 (65.33%) Information Security
2 174 (43.72%) CISSP
3 139 (34.92%) Penetration Testing
4 135 (33.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 132 (33.17%) Management Information System
6 124 (31.16%) Firewall
7 101 (25.38%) Windows
7 101 (25.38%) PCI DSS
8 96 (24.12%) Linux
9 89 (22.36%) Finance
10 74 (18.59%) Degree
10 74 (18.59%) CISM
11 72 (18.09%) SIEM
12 70 (17.59%) Risk Management
13 65 (16.33%) UNIX
14 64 (16.08%) Security Management
14 64 (16.08%) Security Architecture
15 62 (15.58%) ITIL
16 60 (15.08%) CISA
17 58 (14.57%) Security Testing
18 57 (14.32%) Network Security
19 56 (14.07%) Microsoft
20 48 (12.06%) Cisco
20 48 (12.06%) CEH
20 48 (12.06%) Wireless
21 45 (11.31%) Solaris
22 42 (10.55%) VPN
22 42 (10.55%) COBIT
23 39 (9.80%) Incident Management
24 38 (9.55%) Security Cleared

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 9 (2.26%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (1.76%) IIS
4 6 (1.51%) Apache
4 6 (1.51%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 1 (0.25%) Lync
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.25%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
Applications
1 27 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.26%) MS Office
3 6 (1.51%) MS Project
4 5 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.25%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.51%) SaaS
3 4 (1.01%) PaaS
3 4 (1.01%) IaaS
3 4 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 124 (31.16%) Firewall
2 57 (14.32%) Network Security
3 48 (12.06%) Wireless
4 42 (10.55%) VPN
5 38 (9.55%) TCP/IP
6 37 (9.30%) LAN
7 34 (8.54%) WAN
7 34 (8.54%) Intrusion Detection
8 28 (7.04%) DNS
8 28 (7.04%) SAN
9 27 (6.78%) SSL
10 22 (5.53%) DHCP
11 19 (4.77%) LDAP
12 16 (4.02%) DMZ
13 12 (3.02%) WLAN
14 11 (2.76%) VoIP
15 9 (2.26%) HTTP
16 8 (2.01%) Internet
16 8 (2.01%) IPsec
17 7 (1.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.76%) MySQL
3 2 (0.50%) Big Data
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (3.52%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.26%) WinDbg
2 5 (1.26%) GDB
3 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.50%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) AppScan
4 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 89 (22.36%) Finance
2 19 (4.77%) Retail
3 11 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.26%) Banking
5 8 (2.01%) Legal
6 6 (1.51%) Games
6 6 (1.51%) iGaming
7 5 (1.26%) Military
7 5 (1.26%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.26%) Electronics
8 3 (0.75%) Law
9 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
9 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.50%) Marketing
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 146 (36.68%) Analyst
2 127 (31.91%) Security Analyst
3 48 (12.06%) Information Analyst
4 46 (11.56%) Information Security Analyst
5 44 (11.06%) Tester
6 43 (10.80%) Consultant
6 43 (10.80%) Penetration Tester
7 37 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
8 36 (9.05%) Security Consultant
9 34 (8.54%) Security Manager
10 32 (8.04%) Security Engineer
11 31 (7.79%) Senior Security Analyst
12 27 (6.78%) Architect
13 23 (5.78%) Security Architect
14 18 (4.52%) IT Security Analyst
15 15 (3.77%) Information Security Manager
15 15 (3.77%) Information Manager
16 14 (3.52%) Account Manager
16 14 (3.52%) Information Security Engineer
17 13 (3.27%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.02%) .NET
2 13 (3.27%) JSP
3 8 (2.01%) Web Services
4 5 (1.26%) Middleware
4 5 (1.26%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.75%) WinForms
5 3 (0.75%) WPF
6 2 (0.50%) Ajax
6 2 (0.50%) J2EE
6 2 (0.50%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) HTML
7 1 (0.25%) Servlets
7 1 (0.25%) EJB
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) Spring
7 1 (0.25%) JMX
7 1 (0.25%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.25%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) JMS
7 1 (0.25%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 132 (33.17%) Management Information System
2 38 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (8.29%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.52%) CESG
5 14 (3.52%) PKI
5 14 (3.52%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (3.27%) NHS
7 12 (3.02%) Open Source
8 11 (2.76%) CESG CLAS
9 9 (2.26%) Clustering
10 8 (2.01%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.26%) GIS
11 5 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.26%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.01%) SCADA
12 4 (1.01%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.75%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.75%) Statistics
13 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 101 (25.38%) Windows
2 96 (24.12%) Linux
3 65 (16.33%) UNIX
4 45 (11.31%) Solaris
5 19 (4.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.77%) AIX
7 13 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.01%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.75%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.75%) Android
12 2 (0.50%) CentOS
12 2 (0.50%) Debian
12 2 (0.50%) HPUX
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.50%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (65.33%) Information Security
2 139 (34.92%) Penetration Testing
3 72 (18.09%) SIEM
4 70 (17.59%) Risk Management
5 64 (16.08%) Security Management
5 64 (16.08%) Security Architecture
6 62 (15.58%) ITIL
7 58 (14.57%) Security Testing
8 39 (9.80%) Incident Management
9 36 (9.05%) Risk Assessment
10 33 (8.29%) Cyber Security
11 32 (8.04%) Vulnerability Management
12 29 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
13 26 (6.53%) Project Management
14 25 (6.28%) Service Management
15 24 (6.03%) Ethical Hacking
16 23 (5.78%) TOGAF
16 23 (5.78%) Business Development
16 23 (5.78%) Data Protection
17 22 (5.53%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.54%) Perl
2 29 (7.29%) Python
3 22 (5.53%) Bash Shell
4 21 (5.28%) C
5 19 (4.77%) C++
6 17 (4.27%) Ruby
7 12 (3.02%) Java
8 11 (2.76%) SQL
8 11 (2.76%) Bourne shell
9 9 (2.26%) PHP
10 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.01%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.01%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.75%) C#
12 3 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.50%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 174 (43.72%) CISSP
2 74 (18.59%) CISM
2 74 (18.59%) Degree
3 60 (15.08%) CISA
4 48 (12.06%) CEH
5 38 (9.55%) Security Cleared
6 33 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (6.78%) CCNA
8 20 (5.03%) CRISC
9 19 (4.77%) GIAC
10 14 (3.52%) SC Cleared
11 13 (3.27%) DV Cleared
11 13 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (3.02%) CGEIT
13 9 (2.26%) OSCP
13 9 (2.26%) RHCE
13 9 (2.26%) CCNP
14 8 (2.01%) GCIH
14 8 (2.01%) PCI QSA
14 8 (2.01%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (33.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (25.38%) PCI DSS
3 42 (10.55%) COBIT
4 19 (4.77%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 12 (3.02%) SLA
5 12 (3.02%) JSP 440
6 7 (1.76%) BS7799
6 7 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (1.26%) COSO
8 4 (1.01%) QA
9 2 (0.50%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.76%) NFS
4 10 (2.51%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.51%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.26%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.75%) vSphere
7 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.75%) Nmap
8 2 (0.50%) Snort
8 2 (0.50%) Firmware
8 2 (0.50%) Varnish
9 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 19 (4.77%) Nessus
2 16 (4.02%) Nagios
3 15 (3.77%) NetBackup
4 12 (3.02%) Puppet
5 11 (2.76%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (2.51%) yum
7 4 (1.01%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.01%) WSUS
7 4 (1.01%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.75%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.50%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
10 1 (0.25%) SCCM
10 1 (0.25%) SCOM
10 1 (0.25%) WebInspect
10 1 (0.25%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 56 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.06%) Cisco
3 31 (7.79%) CheckPoint
4 29 (7.29%) Qualys
5 24 (6.03%) VMware
6 22 (5.53%) Red Hat
6 22 (5.53%) HP
7 21 (5.28%) Symantec
8 19 (4.77%) CA
9 18 (4.52%) McAfee
10 16 (4.02%) Brocade
11 15 (3.77%) NetApp
12 14 (3.52%) Tripwire
13 12 (3.02%) Veritas
13 12 (3.02%) Oracle
14 10 (2.51%) Juniper
14 10 (2.51%) Websense
15 8 (2.01%) F5
16 7 (1.76%) SAP
17 6 (1.51%) LogRhythm
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Intelletect
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury
The People Network
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
AQA
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum circa
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 15 days ago
Rawdon, Leeds
EMIS
Salary: Up to £45,000pa dependent on level of experience (+ excellent benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Bolton
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
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