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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Vulnerability Assessment
Rank 676 661 771
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +110
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 226 214 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.25% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 192 150 97
Average salary £48,250 £50,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £74,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+6.50% -15.50%

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
93904 84659 90979
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.68% 79.59% 77.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74903 69182 77129
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -36 207 £50,000 - 14
South East -34 67 £47,500 +18.75% 3
London -15 66 £55,500 +5.71% 8
Hampshire -34 27 £58,000 -10.76% 1
East of England +5 23 £45,000 -16.66%
Surrey +2 23 £43,500 +8.75%
Havant - 15 £58,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -9 13 £50,000 -
Potters Bar - 13 £50,000 -
East Midlands -8 12 £62,500 +92.30%
City of London -19 11 £60,000 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire -44 11 £36,500 +23.72% 2
West Yorkshire -28 10 £37,000 - 2
West Midlands -5 9 £38,000 +4.82%
Leeds - 9 £37,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £45,000 -4.25% 2
Leicestershire - 8 £62,500 -
Northern Ireland - 8 £26,000 -
Leicester - 8 £62,500 -
County Antrim - 8 £26,000 -
Belfast - 8 £26,000 -
Berkshire -14 7 £45,000 -7.69%
South West -29 6 £46,250 -15.90%
Bedfordshire +5 5 £45,000 -16.66%
North West -17 5 £40,000 +33.33%
Luton - 5 £45,000 -
Coventry - 5 £41,250 -
Milton Keynes -13 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Reigate -24 4 £43,750 +9.37%
Redhill - 4 £43,500 -

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 216 (51.92%) Information Security
2 205 (49.28%) Penetration Testing
3 193 (46.39%) CISSP
4 164 (39.42%) Firewall
5 120 (28.85%) Finance
6 119 (28.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 111 (26.68%) Windows
8 108 (25.96%) Management Information System
9 103 (24.76%) PCI DSS
10 90 (21.63%) Linux
11 86 (20.67%) Microsoft
11 86 (20.67%) CEH
12 84 (20.19%) Security Testing
13 82 (19.71%) SIEM
14 70 (16.83%) Degree
15 66 (15.87%) ITIL
16 64 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
17 58 (13.94%) CISA
18 56 (13.46%) CISM
19 51 (12.26%) Risk Management
20 49 (11.78%) Security Cleared
21 48 (11.54%) Network Security
21 48 (11.54%) VPN
22 46 (11.06%) UNIX
23 45 (10.82%) Cyber Security
24 44 (10.58%) Wireless
24 44 (10.58%) GIAC
25 43 (10.34%) .NET
26 42 (10.10%) Security Management
27 41 (9.86%) Risk Assessment

Vulnerability Assessment
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (5.29%) IIS
2 16 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (1.92%) Apache
5 7 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.48%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.24%) nginx
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.13%) MS Office
3 8 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.68%) MS Project
5 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (39.42%) Firewall
2 48 (11.54%) VPN
2 48 (11.54%) Network Security
3 44 (10.58%) Wireless
4 36 (8.65%) Intrusion Detection
5 29 (6.97%) DNS
6 27 (6.49%) WAN
7 26 (6.25%) DHCP
8 25 (6.01%) LAN
9 23 (5.53%) VoIP
10 21 (5.05%) TCP/IP
10 21 (5.05%) SAN
11 19 (4.57%) NAS
12 13 (3.13%) HTTP
13 12 (2.88%) tcpdump
14 10 (2.40%) SSH
14 10 (2.40%) SSL
15 8 (1.92%) Internet
16 6 (1.44%) WLAN
17 5 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 13 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.44%) MySQL
4 1 (0.24%) Big Data
4 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (7.45%) Metasploit
2 6 (1.44%) WinDbg
2 6 (1.44%) GDB
3 3 (0.72%) AppScan
4 2 (0.48%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
General
1 120 (28.85%) Finance
2 19 (4.57%) Retail
3 11 (2.64%) Banking
4 7 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.20%) Law
5 5 (1.20%) Legal
6 4 (0.96%) Military
7 3 (0.72%) Marketing
7 3 (0.72%) Advertising
8 2 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.24%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 196 (47.12%) Analyst
2 172 (41.35%) Security Analyst
3 72 (17.31%) Tester
4 66 (15.87%) Information Analyst
4 66 (15.87%) Penetration Tester
4 66 (15.87%) Information Security Analyst
5 41 (9.86%) Senior Analyst
6 35 (8.41%) Senior Security Analyst
7 34 (8.17%) IT Security Analyst
8 33 (7.93%) Security Engineer
9 29 (6.97%) Security Manager
10 26 (6.25%) Consultant
11 24 (5.77%) Security Consultant
12 20 (4.81%) Security Tester
13 19 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 18 (4.33%) Information Manager
14 18 (4.33%) Information Security Manager
14 18 (4.33%) Security Specialist
14 18 (4.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
15 10 (2.40%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.34%) .NET
2 7 (1.68%) Web Services
2 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.20%) Middleware
4 3 (0.72%) WinForms
4 3 (0.72%) WPF
4 3 (0.72%) HTML
5 2 (0.48%) Ajax
5 2 (0.48%) XML
6 1 (0.24%) XHTML
6 1 (0.24%) J2EE
6 1 (0.24%) COM
6 1 (0.24%) CSS
6 1 (0.24%) JSP
6 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 108 (25.96%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.01%) Open Source
3 24 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.61%) Clustering
5 12 (2.88%) PKI
6 11 (2.64%) NHS
7 8 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.44%) Cryptography
9 4 (0.96%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.72%) CESG
11 2 (0.48%) Firmware
11 2 (0.48%) Statistics
11 2 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.24%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.24%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.24%) Online Games
12 1 (0.24%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 111 (26.68%) Windows
2 90 (21.63%) Linux
3 46 (11.06%) UNIX
4 25 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (3.61%) Solaris
6 15 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.68%) CentOS
7 7 (1.68%) AIX
8 6 (1.44%) Windows NT
8 6 (1.44%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.72%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.48%) HPUX
13 1 (0.24%) Debian
13 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (51.92%) Information Security
2 205 (49.28%) Penetration Testing
3 84 (20.19%) Security Testing
4 82 (19.71%) SIEM
5 66 (15.87%) ITIL
6 64 (15.38%) Ethical Hacking
7 51 (12.26%) Risk Management
8 45 (10.82%) Cyber Security
9 42 (10.10%) Security Management
10 41 (9.86%) Project Management
10 41 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
11 36 (8.65%) Incident Management
12 28 (6.73%) E-Commerce
13 27 (6.49%) Change Management
14 24 (5.77%) ITIL V3
14 24 (5.77%) Vulnerability Management
15 23 (5.53%) Network Architecture
15 23 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (5.29%) Information Management
17 20 (4.81%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.86%) C
2 36 (8.65%) Java
2 36 (8.65%) PHP
3 35 (8.41%) Python
4 32 (7.69%) Ruby
5 27 (6.49%) C++
6 21 (5.05%) Objective-C
6 21 (5.05%) SQL
7 17 (4.09%) Perl
8 10 (2.40%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.20%) VB
9 5 (1.20%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.48%) C#
10 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 193 (46.39%) CISSP
2 86 (20.67%) CEH
3 70 (16.83%) Degree
4 58 (13.94%) CISA
5 56 (13.46%) CISM
6 49 (11.78%) Security Cleared
7 44 (10.58%) GIAC
8 41 (9.86%) OSCP
9 34 (8.17%) SC Cleared
10 28 (6.73%) GPEN
11 24 (5.77%) CISMP
11 24 (5.77%) CCNA
11 24 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (4.09%) GCIH
13 15 (3.61%) CGEIT
13 15 (3.61%) CRISC
14 12 (2.88%) OSCE
15 10 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (1.68%) GCIA
17 6 (1.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (28.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (24.76%) PCI DSS
3 36 (8.65%) COBIT
4 23 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 8 (1.92%) HIPAA
6 7 (1.68%) QA
7 5 (1.20%) COSO
8 4 (0.96%) BS7799
9 2 (0.48%) SLA
10 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.81%) VMware ESX
3 19 (4.57%) vSphere
4 17 (4.09%) Nmap
5 13 (3.13%) Snort
6 9 (2.16%) XenDesktop
7 8 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.48%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.24%) XenApp
10 1 (0.24%) XenServer
10 1 (0.24%) Varnish
10 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (8.17%) Nessus
2 19 (4.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 19 (4.57%) NetBackup
2 19 (4.57%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.96%) CORE IMPACT
3 4 (0.96%) WSUS
4 3 (0.72%) WebInspect
5 2 (0.48%) Nagios
5 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.24%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 86 (20.67%) Microsoft
2 32 (7.69%) Sophos
3 27 (6.49%) VMware
4 25 (6.01%) Qualys
4 25 (6.01%) Cisco
5 24 (5.77%) Symantec
6 21 (5.05%) CheckPoint
6 21 (5.05%) Citrix
7 19 (4.57%) Veritas
8 14 (3.37%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.88%) Imperva
10 11 (2.64%) Juniper
11 8 (1.92%) HP
11 8 (1.92%) McAfee
12 7 (1.68%) ArcSight
13 6 (1.44%) Splunk
14 5 (1.20%) Tripwire
14 5 (1.20%) Capita
14 5 (1.20%) LogRhythm
15 4 (0.96%) Brocade
Wales
Intapeople
Salary: £25000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
UK
CSC
Salary: From £50 to £65 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Broady Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum 55k to 65k + car allowance + min 18%
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: £40000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £85000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Spring Technology
Salary: £22000.00 - £40000.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Salary: £65000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + BONUS + BENS
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Travel Card / 10% Bonus / Health Care
Posted: 22 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Steria
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago