Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Vulnerability Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Vulnerability Management
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 519 562 637
Rank change year-on-year +43 +75 +30
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 327 322 228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.33% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.39% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 185 126
England median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £352
90th Percentile £613 £598 £615
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
England median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.89% -6.56%
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £40.18
% change year-on-year -54.29% -12.89% -6.56%

Vulnerability Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Vulnerability Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +68 185 £480 -4.00% 10
North of England +37 52 £463 +2.78% 7
South East -15 49 £500 +5.26% 6
North West +5 34 £465 +3.33% 1
South West +24 26 £500 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire +16 18 £451 +9.21% 5
East of England -33 10 £350 +15.70% 10
West Midlands +35 3 £363 -19.44% 2
Midlands +17 3 £363 -19.44% 2
Vulnerability Management
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 177 (54.13%) Information Security
2 150 (45.87%) SIEM
3 129 (39.45%) CISSP
4 123 (37.61%) Cybersecurity
5 109 (33.33%) Firewall
6 107 (32.72%) Security Operations
7 83 (25.38%) Windows
8 80 (24.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 79 (24.16%) Penetration Testing
10 70 (21.41%) CISM
11 65 (19.88%) Linux
11 65 (19.88%) Finance
12 64 (19.57%) Management Information System
13 60 (18.35%) Intrusion Detection
14 55 (16.82%) Unix
15 52 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
16 50 (15.29%) Security Monitoring
17 47 (14.37%) Qualys
18 46 (14.07%) Splunk
19 43 (13.15%) Microsoft
20 41 (12.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 41 (12.54%) PCI DSS
21 39 (11.93%) TCP/IP
21 39 (11.93%) Threat Intelligence
22 36 (11.01%) Nessus
22 36 (11.01%) Incident Management
22 36 (11.01%) PKI
22 36 (11.01%) Security Cleared
22 36 (11.01%) OWASP
23 35 (10.70%) Amazon AWS

Vulnerability Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.14%) nginx
2 6 (1.83%) ArcGIS
3 4 (1.22%) IIS
3 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.61%) Confluence
5 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (10.70%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.45%) IaaS
5 7 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.22%) PaaS
7 3 (0.92%) Office 365
8 2 (0.61%) SaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Akamai
9 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 109 (33.33%) Firewall
2 60 (18.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 39 (11.93%) TCP/IP
4 25 (7.65%) Network Security
5 24 (7.34%) LAN
5 24 (7.34%) WAN
6 19 (5.81%) SAN
7 16 (4.89%) Reverse Proxy
8 15 (4.59%) VPN
9 13 (3.98%) NAS
10 10 (3.06%) Internet
10 10 (3.06%) VoIP
11 7 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.92%) SMS
13 2 (0.61%) DMZ
13 2 (0.61%) ICMP
13 2 (0.61%) IPsec
13 2 (0.61%) LDAP
13 2 (0.61%) SSL
13 2 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.45%) Big Data
2 7 (2.14%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.83%) Apache Hive
3 6 (1.83%) GIS
4 4 (1.22%) Maltego
5 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.61%) Redis
5 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (3.36%) Burp Suite
2 9 (2.75%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.83%) Maven
3 6 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
3 6 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.53%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.92%) IBM UrbanCode
5 3 (0.92%) Selenium
6 2 (0.61%) JIRA
7 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
General
1 65 (19.88%) Finance
2 26 (7.95%) Banking
3 13 (3.98%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.75%) Legal
4 9 (2.75%) Marketing
5 8 (2.45%) Retail
6 7 (2.14%) Electronics
7 6 (1.83%) International Banking
8 5 (1.53%) Advertising
8 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.92%) Automotive
10 2 (0.61%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 131 (40.06%) Analyst
2 110 (33.64%) Security Analyst
3 46 (14.07%) Consultant
4 42 (12.84%) Security Consultant
5 39 (11.93%) Operations Analyst
5 39 (11.93%) Security Operations Analyst
6 36 (11.01%) Security Engineer
7 30 (9.17%) IT Analyst
7 30 (9.17%) IT Security Analyst
8 23 (7.03%) Security Manager
9 19 (5.81%) Security Specialist
10 15 (4.59%) Architect
10 15 (4.59%) Operations Engineer
10 15 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (4.28%) Technical Analyst
12 13 (3.98%) Security Architect
12 13 (3.98%) Technical Security Analyst
13 12 (3.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 12 (3.67%) Operational Security Manager
13 12 (3.67%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.50%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.53%) ModSecurity
3 3 (0.92%) Web Services
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.31%) JSON
4 1 (0.31%) Middleware
4 1 (0.31%) Node.js
4 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.31%) VML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (19.57%) Management Information System
2 36 (11.01%) PKI
3 24 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (7.03%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (6.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 21 (6.42%) Security Operations Centre
7 19 (5.81%) Cyber Attack
8 15 (4.59%) Data Centre
9 11 (3.36%) Computer Science
10 9 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (2.75%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.45%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (2.14%) BYOD
13 4 (1.22%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
15 2 (0.61%) CESG
15 2 (0.61%) Cybercrime
15 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.61%) Fintech
15 2 (0.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 83 (25.38%) Windows
2 65 (19.88%) Linux
3 55 (16.82%) Unix
4 13 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.45%) Kali Linux
6 7 (2.14%) CentOS
7 6 (1.83%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.22%) HPUX
9 4 (1.22%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.61%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.61%) SUSE
11 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (54.13%) Information Security
2 150 (45.87%) SIEM
3 123 (37.61%) Cybersecurity
4 107 (32.72%) Security Operations
5 79 (24.16%) Penetration Testing
6 52 (15.90%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (15.29%) Security Monitoring
8 41 (12.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 39 (11.93%) Threat Intelligence
10 36 (11.01%) Incident Management
10 36 (11.01%) OWASP
11 35 (10.70%) Analytics
11 35 (10.70%) Patch Management
12 33 (10.09%) Data Protection
12 33 (10.09%) ITIL
13 30 (9.17%) Security Architecture
14 28 (8.56%) Security Management
15 27 (8.26%) Security Testing
15 27 (8.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 25 (7.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.12%) SQL
2 19 (5.81%) Python
3 9 (2.75%) Java
4 6 (1.83%) Dart
5 4 (1.22%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.22%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.92%) Ruby
7 2 (0.61%) C
7 2 (0.61%) Perl
8 1 (0.31%) C++
8 1 (0.31%) COBOL
8 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
Qualifications
1 129 (39.45%) CISSP
2 70 (21.41%) CISM
3 36 (11.01%) Security Cleared
4 33 (10.09%) Degree
5 27 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (7.65%) SANS
7 24 (7.34%) CRISC
8 23 (7.03%) SC Cleared
9 21 (6.42%) CISA
10 15 (4.59%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 13 (3.98%) CEH
12 11 (3.36%) DV Cleared
13 10 (3.06%) GIAC
14 9 (2.75%) CLAS
14 9 (2.75%) CREST Certified
14 9 (2.75%) SSCP
15 8 (2.45%) CGEIT
15 8 (2.45%) GCIA
15 8 (2.45%) GCIH
16 7 (2.14%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (24.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (12.54%) PCI DSS
3 28 (8.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 26 (7.95%) GDPR
5 9 (2.75%) COBIT
6 7 (2.14%) RMADS
7 6 (1.83%) JSP 440
7 6 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.53%) Data Quality
9 4 (1.22%) GCP
10 2 (0.61%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.61%) QA
11 1 (0.31%) CESG Infosec
11 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.28%) vSphere
4 7 (2.14%) Docker
5 4 (1.22%) Firmware
6 3 (0.92%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.31%) Snort
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (11.01%) Nessus
2 11 (3.36%) Ansible
2 11 (3.36%) Nexpose
2 11 (3.36%) QRadar
3 10 (3.06%) logstash
3 10 (3.06%) Nmap
3 10 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 8 (2.45%) CSIRT
5 7 (2.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (2.14%) SCCM
6 5 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.53%) Terraform
7 4 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.61%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.61%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (0.61%) Kibana
8 2 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.61%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 1 (0.31%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 47 (14.37%) Qualys
2 46 (14.07%) Splunk
3 43 (13.15%) Microsoft
4 33 (10.09%) McAfee
5 32 (9.79%) ArcSight
6 31 (9.48%) Cisco
7 30 (9.17%) AlienVault
8 28 (8.56%) VMware
9 18 (5.50%) Citrix
10 15 (4.59%) Symantec
11 14 (4.28%) HP
11 14 (4.28%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.98%) CheckPoint
12 13 (3.98%) LogRhythm
13 12 (3.67%) Apple
13 12 (3.67%) Oracle
14 10 (3.06%) ServiceNow
15 9 (2.75%) Intel
16 8 (2.45%) FireEye
17 7 (2.14%) Palo Alto