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 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 Management
Rank 718 822 688
Rank change year-on-year
+104 -134
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Management 180 68 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.062% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.076% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 119 46 154
Average salary £52,500 £61,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +44.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,318 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £107,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £66,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
-35.60% +60.97%

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 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 19 December 2014 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 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 +108 171 £48,750 -21.37% 11
South East +71 70 £40,000 -37.74% 4
London +50 70 £60,000 +4.34% 2
Berkshire +29 29 £40,000 - 2
City of London +46 28 £57,500 +1.32%
East Sussex - 13 £47,500 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 11 - -
South West +4 10 £40,500 - 1
North West +1 10 £42,500 -66.00% 1
Reading - 10 £37,500 -
Manchester -9 8 £42,500 -66.00% 1
Scotland +4 7 £55,000 +49.07%
Yorkshire -20 7 £55,000 - 3
Wiltshire - 7 £38,500 -
Newbury - 7 - -
Kent - 6 £47,500 -
Surrey -2 4 £47,500 -17.39%
West Yorkshire -13 4 £51,250 - 2
East of England -17 4 £51,500 -42.77%
Hampshire -24 4 £53,750 -18.56% 1
Bracknell - 4 £79,050 - 1
Edinburgh -7 3 - -
Bolton - 3 £32,500 -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 - -
Preston - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 £40,500 -
M4 Corridor - 3 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
Leeds -6 2 £51,250 - 2

Vulnerability Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 147 (45.51%) CISSP
2 139 (43.03%) Information Security
3 117 (36.22%) Firewall
4 109 (33.75%) Penetration Testing
5 106 (32.82%) Linux
6 90 (27.86%) ITIL
7 84 (26.01%) Windows
7 84 (26.01%) Network Security
8 78 (24.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 72 (22.29%) Degree
10 66 (20.43%) Security Architecture
11 65 (20.12%) SIEM
12 64 (19.81%) PCI DSS
13 63 (19.50%) Incident Management
14 61 (18.89%) CISM
15 59 (18.27%) UNIX
16 58 (17.96%) CEH
17 57 (17.65%) Finance
18 55 (17.03%) TCP/IP
19 52 (16.10%) Management Information System
20 50 (15.48%) LAN
21 49 (15.17%) WAN
22 47 (14.55%) CISA
23 46 (14.24%) Cisco
24 42 (13.00%) Intrusion Detection
25 41 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
26 36 (11.15%) VPN
26 36 (11.15%) Service Management
27 35 (10.84%) Risk Management
27 35 (10.84%) GIAC

Vulnerability Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 19 (5.88%) IIS
2 6 (1.86%) Apache
3 5 (1.55%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.31%) JBoss
6 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.31%) SAS
6 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.33%) IaaS
2 6 (1.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (36.22%) Firewall
2 84 (26.01%) Network Security
3 55 (17.03%) TCP/IP
4 50 (15.48%) LAN
5 49 (15.17%) WAN
6 42 (13.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 36 (11.15%) VPN
8 23 (7.12%) SSL
9 18 (5.57%) Wireless
10 16 (4.95%) HSRP
10 16 (4.95%) MPLS
10 16 (4.95%) OSPF
10 16 (4.95%) BGP
10 16 (4.95%) EIGRP
10 16 (4.95%) RIP
11 15 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (4.33%) VLAN
13 13 (4.02%) VPLS
13 13 (4.02%) IP Telephony
13 13 (4.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.64%) SQL Server
1 15 (4.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.31%) DB2
2 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Metasploit
General
1 57 (17.65%) Finance
2 13 (4.02%) Advertising
3 12 (3.72%) German Language
4 11 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.79%) Law
6 8 (2.48%) French Language
7 7 (2.17%) Banking
8 6 (1.86%) Retail
9 5 (1.55%) Legal
10 4 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.62%) Marketing
11 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (28.48%) Analyst
2 90 (27.86%) Security Analyst
3 65 (20.12%) Consultant
4 61 (18.89%) Security Consultant
5 33 (10.22%) Support Engineer
6 30 (9.29%) Technical Support
6 30 (9.29%) Technical Support Engineer
6 30 (9.29%) Technical Engineer
7 29 (8.98%) Operations Analyst
7 29 (8.98%) Security Engineer
7 29 (8.98%) Security Operations Analyst
8 21 (6.50%) Information Security Analyst
8 21 (6.50%) Information Analyst
9 19 (5.88%) IT Operations Analyst
10 17 (5.26%) Security Manager
10 17 (5.26%) Network Engineer
11 16 (4.95%) Tester
11 16 (4.95%) Penetration Tester
12 14 (4.33%) Security Specialist
13 13 (4.02%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.48%) Web Services
2 2 (0.62%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.31%) Middleware
3 1 (0.31%) XACML
3 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.10%) Management Information System
2 17 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 12 (3.72%) Visualisation
5 8 (2.48%) CESG
6 6 (1.86%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.55%) PKI
7 5 (1.55%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.93%) CMDB
9 2 (0.62%) Statistics
9 2 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.62%) Open Source
10 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.31%) SCADA
10 1 (0.31%) Social Network
10 1 (0.31%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 106 (32.82%) Linux
2 84 (26.01%) Windows
3 59 (18.27%) UNIX
4 13 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.41%) Solaris
6 8 (2.48%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (43.03%) Information Security
2 109 (33.75%) Penetration Testing
3 90 (27.86%) ITIL
4 66 (20.43%) Security Architecture
5 65 (20.12%) SIEM
6 63 (19.50%) Incident Management
7 36 (11.15%) Service Management
8 35 (10.84%) Risk Management
9 33 (10.22%) Project Management
10 32 (9.91%) Security Management
10 32 (9.91%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 23 (7.12%) Performance Management
11 23 (7.12%) Cyber Security
12 22 (6.81%) Mentoring
12 22 (6.81%) Security Testing
13 21 (6.50%) E-Commerce
14 19 (5.88%) PRINCE2
15 18 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
16 17 (5.26%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.26%) SQL
2 10 (3.10%) Perl
3 8 (2.48%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.17%) Python
4 7 (2.17%) Ruby
5 4 (1.24%) Java
6 3 (0.93%) C
7 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.31%) C++
8 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 147 (45.51%) CISSP
2 72 (22.29%) Degree
3 61 (18.89%) CISM
4 58 (17.96%) CEH
5 47 (14.55%) CISA
6 41 (12.69%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (10.84%) GIAC
8 22 (6.81%) CCNP
9 20 (6.19%) CCNA
10 16 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (4.95%) PCI QSA
11 15 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (4.02%) Security Cleared
13 11 (3.41%) CCIE
13 11 (3.41%) GCIH
14 10 (3.10%) CRISC
15 8 (2.48%) SC Cleared
15 8 (2.48%) MCSE
16 7 (2.17%) SSCP
16 7 (2.17%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (24.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (19.81%) PCI DSS
3 34 (10.53%) COBIT
4 25 (7.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (5.88%) SLA
6 7 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (1.55%) BS7799
7 5 (1.55%) QA
8 2 (0.62%) HIPAA
System Software
1 18 (5.57%) Nmap
2 17 (5.26%) Snort
3 8 (2.48%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.93%) vSphere
5 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.93%) Firmware
6 1 (0.31%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (5.57%) Nessus
2 9 (2.79%) WSUS
3 5 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.31%) logstash
Vendors
1 46 (14.24%) Cisco
2 33 (10.22%) Juniper
3 26 (8.05%) CheckPoint
3 26 (8.05%) F5
4 23 (7.12%) ArcSight
5 18 (5.57%) Microsoft
6 17 (5.26%) HP
6 17 (5.26%) Qualys
7 16 (4.95%) Splunk
8 10 (3.10%) McAfee
9 9 (2.79%) VMware
9 9 (2.79%) IBM
10 7 (2.17%) Oracle
10 7 (2.17%) CA
11 6 (1.86%) Brocade
11 6 (1.86%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.86%) LANDesk
11 6 (1.86%) Citrix
11 6 (1.86%) Q1 Labs
12 5 (1.55%) Symantec
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