Period
to 8 December 2021

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 8 December 2021 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
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 417 320 486
Rank change year-on-year -97 +166 +65
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Management 375 231 301
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.73% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.84% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 173 203
10th Percentile £400 £375 £313
25th Percentile £475 £475 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £556 £575 £475
Median % change year-on-year -3.26% +21.05% -5.00%
75th Percentile £669 £650 £638
90th Percentile £750 £700 £710
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £475
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.22 - -
UK median hourly rate £41.22 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year +3.04% - -

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 63,772 27,491 63,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.16% 86.91% 86.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,162 18,967 43,087
10th Percentile £325 £300 £294
25th Percentile £419 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £667 £650
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,565 892 1,858
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £11.57
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.75
Median hourly rate £24.46 £27.50 £21.51
Median % change year-on-year -11.07% +27.83% +6.74%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.25 £46.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +25.00% +8.72%

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England.

Daily rate trend for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Management in England

Vulnerability Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Vulnerability Management in England.

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 8 December 2021. 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 -136 205 £567 -1.47% 43
South East -53 55 £565 -5.83% 20
North of England -49 36 £523 +19.43% 15
Yorkshire -25 22 £538 +22.86% 6
East of England -39 18 £500 +29.03% 7
North West -45 15 £490 +12.00% 8
Midlands -74 11 £575 - 12
West Midlands -69 9 £575 - 8
North East - 4 £698 - 1
South West -68 2 £550 -6.38% 9
East Midlands -37 1 £375 -31.82% 4
Vulnerability Management
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 187 (49.87%) Cybersecurity
2 113 (30.13%) Firewall
3 109 (29.07%) Azure
4 99 (26.40%) Information Security
5 95 (25.33%) Finance
6 86 (22.93%) CISSP
7 83 (22.13%) AWS
8 80 (21.33%) SIEM
9 77 (20.53%) Risk Management
10 71 (18.93%) Social Skills
11 70 (18.67%) Windows
12 69 (18.40%) Security Operations
13 62 (16.53%) Microsoft
14 61 (16.27%) Network Security
14 61 (16.27%) GCP
15 56 (14.93%) Kubernetes
16 55 (14.67%) VMware
17 52 (13.87%) Linux
18 50 (13.33%) ITIL
18 50 (13.33%) DevOps
19 49 (13.07%) Security Architecture
20 48 (12.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 48 (12.80%) Degree
21 46 (12.27%) Incident Management
22 45 (12.00%) CISM
23 44 (11.73%) GDPR
24 43 (11.47%) Python
25 42 (11.20%) Security Cleared
26 41 (10.93%) Threat Modelling
27 40 (10.67%) Identity Access Management

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 35 (9.33%) OpenStack
2 10 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.60%) Confluence
4 4 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.80%) Apache
5 3 (0.80%) CMS
6 1 (0.27%) Mule
6 1 (0.27%) nginx
6 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.13%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.27%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 109 (29.07%) Azure
2 83 (22.13%) AWS
3 61 (16.27%) GCP
4 36 (9.60%) IaaS
5 31 (8.27%) SaaS
6 28 (7.47%) Serverless
7 27 (7.20%) PaaS
8 25 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (5.60%) Microsoft 365
10 13 (3.47%) Azure Sentinel
10 13 (3.47%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (1.60%) Slack
12 4 (1.07%) Google Workspace
13 3 (0.80%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.53%) Amazon SageMaker
14 2 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
14 2 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
14 2 (0.53%) GitHub
14 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 113 (30.13%) Firewall
2 61 (16.27%) Network Security
3 37 (9.87%) VPN
4 31 (8.27%) SSL
5 28 (7.47%) IPsec
6 20 (5.33%) DNS
6 20 (5.33%) IKE
7 19 (5.07%) TCP/IP
8 15 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 14 (3.73%) Internet
10 11 (2.93%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (2.67%) HTTP
12 6 (1.60%) WAN
13 5 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.33%) SAN
14 4 (1.07%) DHCP
14 4 (1.07%) ICMP
14 4 (1.07%) LAN
14 4 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.47%) Power BI
2 12 (3.20%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.53%) DTS
5 2 (0.53%) Metadata
5 2 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (0.53%) Tableau
6 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (4.00%) JIRA
2 8 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (1.87%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.33%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.07%) SoapUI
6 3 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.80%) Snyk
7 2 (0.53%) MLflow
8 1 (0.27%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.27%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.27%) Postman
8 1 (0.27%) Selenium
8 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 95 (25.33%) Finance
2 71 (18.93%) Social Skills
3 40 (10.67%) Public Sector
4 35 (9.33%) Banking
5 27 (7.20%) Legal
5 27 (7.20%) Telecoms
6 19 (5.07%) Financial Institution
7 18 (4.80%) Games
8 17 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (2.93%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.87%) French Language
10 7 (1.87%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.60%) German Language
12 5 (1.33%) Electronics
12 5 (1.33%) Marketing
12 5 (1.33%) Organisational Skills
13 3 (0.80%) Automotive
13 3 (0.80%) Documentation Skills
14 2 (0.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (24.27%) Architect
2 79 (21.07%) Security Architect
3 62 (16.53%) Security Engineer
4 43 (11.47%) Analyst
5 35 (9.33%) Security Manager
6 24 (6.40%) Cloud Architect
7 22 (5.87%) AWS Architect
7 22 (5.87%) Consultant
8 21 (5.60%) Security Analyst
9 19 (5.07%) Security Consultant
10 16 (4.27%) Lead Architect
10 16 (4.27%) Technical Leader
11 15 (4.00%) Design Engineer
11 15 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (4.00%) Lead Security Architect
11 15 (4.00%) Operational Security Manager
11 15 (4.00%) Operations Manager
11 15 (4.00%) Security Operations Manager
12 14 (3.73%) Security Specialist
13 12 (3.20%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.33%) OAuth
1 20 (5.33%) OAuth2
2 6 (1.60%) SOAP
3 5 (1.33%) Middleware
4 4 (1.07%) LDAP
4 4 (1.07%) Web Services
5 3 (0.80%) .NET
5 3 (0.80%) JSON
5 3 (0.80%) OpenID
5 3 (0.80%) REST
5 3 (0.80%) SAML
6 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.53%) Django
6 2 (0.53%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.53%) Flask
6 2 (0.53%) LAMP
6 2 (0.53%) Node.js
7 1 (0.27%) FastAPI
7 1 (0.27%) React
7 1 (0.27%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.33%) Management Information System
3 34 (9.07%) PKI
4 33 (8.80%) Public Cloud
5 24 (6.40%) Cyberthreat
6 20 (5.33%) Private Cloud
7 17 (4.53%) Hedge funds
8 16 (4.27%) Enterprise Cloud
9 12 (3.20%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (2.13%) CMDB
12 7 (1.87%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (1.60%) Cyberattack
14 5 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (1.33%) Virtual Team
15 4 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 4 (1.07%) Taxonomies
16 3 (0.80%) Cloud Native
16 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
16 3 (0.80%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (18.67%) Windows
2 52 (13.87%) Linux
3 23 (6.13%) Unix
4 14 (3.73%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (1.33%) CentOS
7 5 (1.33%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (0.80%) HPUX
8 3 (0.80%) Solaris
8 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.80%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.53%) SUSE
9 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (49.87%) Cybersecurity
2 99 (26.40%) Information Security
3 80 (21.33%) SIEM
4 77 (20.53%) Risk Management
5 69 (18.40%) Security Operations
6 50 (13.33%) DevOps
6 50 (13.33%) ITIL
7 49 (13.07%) Security Architecture
8 46 (12.27%) Incident Management
9 41 (10.93%) Threat Modelling
10 40 (10.67%) Identity Access Management
11 39 (10.40%) Threat Intelligence
12 38 (10.13%) Privileged Access Management
13 36 (9.60%) Infrastructure as Code
14 35 (9.33%) Penetration Testing
15 33 (8.80%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (8.53%) Data Protection
17 31 (8.27%) Identity Management
18 30 (8.00%) DevSecOps
19 29 (7.73%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.47%) Python
2 30 (8.00%) Java
3 29 (7.73%) C
4 26 (6.93%) JavaScript
5 25 (6.67%) C++
6 24 (6.40%) PowerShell
7 10 (2.67%) SQL
8 7 (1.87%) Perl
9 6 (1.60%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.80%) PHP
10 3 (0.80%) VB
11 2 (0.53%) Go
11 2 (0.53%) Ruby
11 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.53%) VBScript
12 1 (0.27%) Groovy
12 1 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Rust
12 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (22.93%) CISSP
2 48 (12.80%) Degree
3 45 (12.00%) CISM
4 42 (11.20%) Security Cleared
5 31 (8.27%) SC Cleared
6 26 (6.93%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (5.07%) CISA
8 18 (4.80%) CRISC
9 14 (3.73%) CEH
9 14 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (3.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 11 (2.93%) CCSP
12 9 (2.40%) OSCP
13 8 (2.13%) GIAC
14 7 (1.87%) CCNA
14 7 (1.87%) SANS
15 6 (1.60%) CCIE
15 6 (1.60%) CCIE Security
15 6 (1.60%) CCNP
16 5 (1.33%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (12.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (11.73%) GDPR
3 38 (10.13%) NIST
4 22 (5.87%) GRC
5 12 (3.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 11 (2.93%) PCI DSS
7 9 (2.40%) QA
7 9 (2.40%) SLA
8 8 (2.13%) NCSC
9 6 (1.60%) COBIT
9 6 (1.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (1.07%) SOC 2
11 3 (0.80%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.80%) FedRAMP
12 2 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.53%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.53%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 40 (10.67%) Docker
2 34 (9.07%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (5.33%) vCloud
4 20 (5.33%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.60%) vSphere
6 5 (1.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.53%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (0.53%) NFS
7 2 (0.53%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.27%) Firmware
8 1 (0.27%) GPFS
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 56 (14.93%) Kubernetes
2 35 (9.33%) Terraform
3 21 (5.60%) SCCM
4 10 (2.67%) RSA Archer
5 9 (2.40%) QRadar
6 7 (1.87%) Ansible
7 5 (1.33%) CASB
7 5 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (1.07%) Nessus
8 4 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.07%) Puppet
8 4 (1.07%) SCOM
8 4 (1.07%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (0.80%) HP ALM
9 3 (0.80%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.80%) Nexpose
9 3 (0.80%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 62 (16.53%) Microsoft
2 55 (14.67%) VMware
3 40 (10.67%) Qualys
4 27 (7.20%) Cisco
5 25 (6.67%) Splunk
6 20 (5.33%) CA
6 20 (5.33%) McAfee
7 19 (5.07%) Palo Alto
8 14 (3.73%) Oracle
9 13 (3.47%) Google
10 11 (2.93%) Citrix
10 11 (2.93%) HP
10 11 (2.93%) Red Hat
10 11 (2.93%) ServiceNow
11 9 (2.40%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.40%) LogRhythm
12 8 (2.13%) Darktrace
13 7 (1.87%) ArcSight
13 7 (1.87%) IBM
13 7 (1.87%) SAP