The table below looks at the statistics for Vulnerability Management skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Vulnerability Management
Rank 627 777 781
Rank change year-on-year
+150 +4
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Management 272 152 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.13% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 243 107 70
Average salary £55,000 £49,050 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.13% -18.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,650 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £77,250
UK excluding London average salary £46,250 £40,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -30.43%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

Vulnerability Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Vulnerability Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Salary Trend

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

Vulnerability Management Salary Trend in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 within the UK.

Vulnerability Management Salary Histogram in the UK

Vulnerability Management
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 Management within the UK over the 3 months to 31 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
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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 +130 246 £57,500 +15.00% 44
London +73 117 £62,500 +4.16% 20
South East +30 62 £46,000 +15.00% 9
Berkshire +19 38 £40,000 - 4
Reading - 24 £40,000 - 4
Scotland +14 20 £45,000 -8.25% 2
North West +13 20 £50,000 +42.85% 5
City of London +12 20 £63,750 +6.25% 3
Manchester +22 17 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Edinburgh 0 17 £45,000 -8.25% 2
West Yorkshire +16 12 £37,500 +22.95% 1
Yorkshire +3 12 £37,500 +22.95% 1
Leeds +22 11 £37,500 +22.95%
East of England +15 11 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Hampshire +10 10 £50,000 +25.00% 2
West Midlands -3 10 £50,000 +33.33%
East Midlands - 8 £70,000 - 1
Coventry - 7 £50,000 -
Slough - 7 £58,000 -
Belfast +19 5 - -
Surrey +19 5 £75,000 +30.43% 2
Northern Ireland +19 5 - -
County Antrim +16 5 - -
Essex +2 5 £47,500 -5.00% 2
West Sussex +8 4 £46,000 -0.54%
South West -10 4 £32,500 -15.58% 3
Hertfordshire - 4 £57,500 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 £72,500 -
Farnborough - 4 £48,750 -
Nottingham - 4 £72,500 -

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Vulnerability Management 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 Management.

1 235 (48.65%) CISSP
2 228 (47.20%) Information Security
3 201 (41.61%) Firewall
4 146 (30.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 132 (27.33%) Security Architecture
6 131 (27.12%) SIEM
7 130 (26.92%) Finance
8 126 (26.09%) PCI DSS
9 120 (24.84%) Windows
10 108 (22.36%) Penetration Testing
11 104 (21.53%) CISM
12 103 (21.33%) Degree
13 99 (20.50%) Management Information System
14 95 (19.67%) Network Security
15 93 (19.25%) Linux
16 86 (17.81%) UNIX
16 86 (17.81%) Data Centre
17 84 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
18 81 (16.77%) TCP/IP
19 79 (16.36%) ITIL
20 78 (16.15%) Project Management
21 75 (15.53%) Splunk
22 72 (14.91%) Performance Management
23 68 (14.08%) Incident Management
24 66 (13.66%) ArcSight
25 64 (13.25%) CEH
25 64 (13.25%) Internet
25 64 (13.25%) IIS
26 62 (12.84%) Cisco
27 59 (12.22%) VPN

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing Vulnerability Management 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 Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 64 (13.25%) IIS
2 9 (1.86%) Apache
2 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.86%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.45%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.24%) SAS
5 3 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.21%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (2.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.04%) IaaS
2 24 (4.97%) SaaS
3 16 (3.31%) PaaS
4 14 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) Route 53
6 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 201 (41.61%) Firewall
2 95 (19.67%) Network Security
3 84 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 81 (16.77%) TCP/IP
5 64 (13.25%) Internet
6 59 (12.22%) VPN
7 41 (8.49%) LAN
8 38 (7.87%) WAN
8 38 (7.87%) Wireless
9 33 (6.83%) SSL
10 23 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (3.93%) VLAN
12 15 (3.11%) IP Telephony
12 15 (3.11%) MPLS
13 14 (2.90%) OSPF
13 14 (2.90%) BGP
13 14 (2.90%) SAN
13 14 (2.90%) EIGRP
14 13 (2.69%) DNS
15 12 (2.48%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.86%) Big Data
3 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.41%) MySQL
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.21%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.21%) Ant
General
1 130 (26.92%) Finance
2 58 (12.01%) Law
3 43 (8.90%) Banking
4 27 (5.59%) German Language
5 25 (5.18%) Legal
6 18 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 14 (2.90%) French Language
7 14 (2.90%) Retail
8 12 (2.48%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.45%) Online Betting
10 6 (1.24%) Back Office
11 4 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.83%) Marketing
12 3 (0.62%) Advertising
13 2 (0.41%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.21%) Games
14 1 (0.21%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 147 (30.43%) Analyst
2 137 (28.36%) Security Analyst
3 81 (16.77%) Consultant
4 71 (14.70%) Security Consultant
5 50 (10.35%) Architect
6 49 (10.14%) Security Manager
7 45 (9.32%) IT Consultant
8 41 (8.49%) IT Security Consultant
9 36 (7.45%) Support Engineer
9 36 (7.45%) IT Security Analyst
10 35 (7.25%) Senior Security Analyst
10 35 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
11 34 (7.04%) Technical Engineer
11 34 (7.04%) Security Engineer
12 33 (6.83%) Security Architect
13 31 (6.42%) Technical Support
14 29 (6.00%) Technical Support Engineer
15 23 (4.76%) Security Specialist
16 22 (4.55%) Information Security Analyst
16 22 (4.55%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.11%) Web Services
2 6 (1.24%) XML
2 6 (1.24%) SOAP
2 6 (1.24%) Middleware
3 3 (0.62%) WSDL
3 3 (0.62%) SAML
3 3 (0.62%) Spring
3 3 (0.62%) JSON
3 3 (0.62%) OAuth
3 3 (0.62%) RESTful
3 3 (0.62%) OpenID
4 1 (0.21%) REST
4 1 (0.21%) LAMP
4 1 (0.21%) Lucene
4 1 (0.21%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 99 (20.50%) Management Information System
2 86 (17.81%) Data Centre
3 31 (6.42%) Cryptography
4 23 (4.76%) PKI
5 22 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.48%) Visualisation
6 12 (2.48%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.07%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.07%) Cybercrime
8 9 (1.86%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.24%) Social Network
9 6 (1.24%) Clustering
10 5 (1.04%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.04%) PMI
10 5 (1.04%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (1.04%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.83%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 120 (24.84%) Windows
2 93 (19.25%) Linux
3 86 (17.81%) UNIX
4 9 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (1.86%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.66%) Solaris
6 7 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.24%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.83%) VMS
9 3 (0.62%) zOS
10 2 (0.41%) Android
10 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.41%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.21%) SUSE
11 1 (0.21%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (47.20%) Information Security
2 132 (27.33%) Security Architecture
3 131 (27.12%) SIEM
4 108 (22.36%) Penetration Testing
5 79 (16.36%) ITIL
6 78 (16.15%) Project Management
7 72 (14.91%) Performance Management
8 68 (14.08%) Incident Management
9 50 (10.35%) Portfolio Management
10 47 (9.73%) Risk Management
11 46 (9.52%) Cyber Security
12 43 (8.90%) Security Management
13 42 (8.70%) Test Strategy
14 41 (8.49%) Mentoring
15 39 (8.07%) Risk Assessment
15 39 (8.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 37 (7.66%) Kalman Filter
17 35 (7.25%) Service Management
18 34 (7.04%) Data Protection
19 30 (6.21%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (2.69%) SQL
2 12 (2.48%) Java
3 10 (2.07%) Python
4 8 (1.66%) Ruby
4 8 (1.66%) Perl
5 6 (1.24%) PHP
5 6 (1.24%) C
6 3 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.62%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.41%) VBScript
8 1 (0.21%) C++
8 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.21%) R
8 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 235 (48.65%) CISSP
2 104 (21.53%) CISM
3 103 (21.33%) Degree
4 64 (13.25%) CEH
5 37 (7.66%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (7.04%) Security+ Certification
7 32 (6.63%) CISA
8 24 (4.97%) CCNP
8 24 (4.97%) Security Cleared
9 20 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (3.73%) SC Cleared
10 18 (3.73%) GCIA
11 16 (3.31%) GCIH
12 14 (2.90%) CCIE
13 12 (2.48%) DV Cleared
14 11 (2.28%) CCNA
15 10 (2.07%) MCSE
16 9 (1.86%) MCSA
16 9 (1.86%) CCSA
17 8 (1.66%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (30.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 126 (26.09%) PCI DSS
3 27 (5.59%) COBIT
4 21 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.41%) SLA
6 2 (0.41%) QA
6 2 (0.41%) HIPAA
System Software
1 49 (10.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.48%) Snort
3 11 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.86%) vSphere
5 6 (1.24%) XenApp
6 4 (0.83%) Firmware
7 3 (0.62%) vCloud
7 3 (0.62%) pfSense
7 3 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.21%) MDaemon
8 1 (0.21%) XenServer
8 1 (0.21%) KVM
8 1 (0.21%) RACF
Systems Management
1 26 (5.38%) Nessus
2 15 (3.11%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (2.48%) Nmap
4 8 (1.66%) WSUS
4 8 (1.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (1.24%) SCCM
5 6 (1.24%) OpenView
6 5 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.62%) ZENworks
7 3 (0.62%) SCOM
7 3 (0.62%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.62%) OSSEC
7 3 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.41%) CORE IMPACT
8 2 (0.41%) Ionix
8 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.21%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.21%) Puppet
9 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 75 (15.53%) Splunk
2 66 (13.66%) ArcSight
3 62 (12.84%) Cisco
4 49 (10.14%) Microsoft
5 40 (8.28%) McAfee
6 30 (6.21%) HP
7 27 (5.59%) CheckPoint
8 22 (4.55%) F5
9 21 (4.35%) VMware
9 21 (4.35%) Oracle
10 18 (3.73%) Juniper
11 17 (3.52%) Citrix
12 15 (3.11%) Rapid7
13 13 (2.69%) Symantec
14 12 (2.48%) Qualys
15 11 (2.28%) Cyber-Ark
16 10 (2.07%) EMC
17 9 (1.86%) CA
17 9 (1.86%) WorldPay
17 9 (1.86%) LogLogic
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