Period
to 22 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Vulnerability Scanning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Scanning over the 6 months to 22 April 2018 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 Scanning
UK
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 681 748 779
Rank change year-on-year +67 +31 -1
Contract jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 203 88 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.096% 0.085%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 53 64
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.96%
10th Percentile £325 £314 £354
90th Percentile £695 £570 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - -

Vulnerability Scanning 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,614 77,646 89,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.63% 84.39% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,208 51,083 58,365
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,226 2,117 2,447
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +19.22%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -15.04% -1.96% +15.91%

Vulnerability Scanning
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Vulnerability Scanning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning over the 6 months to 22 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning within the UK over the 6 months to 22 April 2018. 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
England +73 193 £500 +11.11% 42
London +43 115 £500 +14.29% 14
UK excluding London -7 86 £463 +2.78% 29
South East -10 35 £475 +5.56% 4
North of England -5 22 £500 +29.03% 9
North West -9 12 £488 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire -5 10 £500 +11.11% 5
East of England -9 10 £475 -15.56% 4
South West +10 6 £380 -27.62% 4
West Midlands -7 6 £450 +24.57% 5
Midlands -12 6 £450 +24.57% 7
Scotland -32 5 £325 -
Wales - 3 £425 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 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 with a requirement for Vulnerability Scanning.

1 92 (45.32%) Information Security
2 86 (42.36%) Firewall
3 81 (39.90%) SIEM
4 77 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
5 67 (33.00%) Penetration Testing
6 63 (31.03%) CISSP
7 61 (30.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 55 (27.09%) CISM
9 52 (25.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 50 (24.63%) Linux
11 44 (21.67%) Qualys
12 43 (21.18%) Security Operations
13 42 (20.69%) Network Security
14 41 (20.20%) Cisco
15 40 (19.70%) PCI DSS
16 39 (19.21%) Windows
16 39 (19.21%) Finance
17 34 (16.75%) Nessus
18 32 (15.76%) Intrusion Detection
18 32 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
19 30 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (11.82%) Data Loss Prevention
21 23 (11.33%) Splunk
22 22 (10.84%) DevOps
22 22 (10.84%) Citrix
22 22 (10.84%) CheckPoint
22 22 (10.84%) DNS
22 22 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (10.84%) Load Balancing
22 22 (10.84%) Vulnerability Assessment

Vulnerability Scanning
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (5.42%) Confluence
2 8 (3.94%) IIS
3 5 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.97%) ExpressionEngine
4 4 (1.97%) WordPress
5 2 (0.99%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.49%) nginx
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 11 (5.42%) AWS CloudTrail
4 10 (4.93%) GitHub
5 6 (2.96%) npm
5 6 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.97%) Akamai
6 4 (1.97%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (1.48%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.99%) PaaS
8 2 (0.99%) SaaS
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.49%) IaaS
9 1 (0.49%) Office 365
9 1 (0.49%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 86 (42.36%) Firewall
2 42 (20.69%) Network Security
3 32 (15.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (10.84%) DNS
5 21 (10.34%) DHCP
6 16 (7.88%) LAN
6 16 (7.88%) NAS
6 16 (7.88%) NetScaler
6 16 (7.88%) SAN
7 15 (7.39%) WAN
8 14 (6.90%) Internet
8 14 (6.90%) Wireless
9 13 (6.40%) TCP/IP
10 12 (5.91%) SSL
10 12 (5.91%) VPN
11 8 (3.94%) IPsec
11 8 (3.94%) Sourcefire
12 7 (3.45%) BGP
13 6 (2.96%) EIGRP
13 6 (2.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.45%) MySQL
3 5 (2.46%) Big Data
3 5 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.46%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.45%) JIRA
3 5 (2.46%) SonarQube
3 5 (2.46%) Subversion
4 4 (1.97%) git-flow
4 4 (1.97%) GoCD
5 3 (1.48%) Burp Suite
5 3 (1.48%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.48%) Metasploit
5 3 (1.48%) Selenium
6 1 (0.49%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.49%) sqlmap
6 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (19.21%) Finance
2 18 (8.87%) Legal
3 17 (8.37%) Banking
4 7 (3.45%) Back Office
5 5 (2.46%) International Banking
6 3 (1.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (17.24%) Architect
2 28 (13.79%) Analyst
2 28 (13.79%) Security Architect
3 27 (13.30%) Security Engineer
4 25 (12.32%) Security Analyst
5 24 (11.82%) Consultant
6 20 (9.85%) Security Consultant
7 16 (7.88%) Network Engineer
8 15 (7.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (6.40%) Security Manager
10 10 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 10 (4.93%) IT Analyst
10 10 (4.93%) IT Security Analyst
11 9 (4.43%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.94%) Cybersecurity Architect
12 8 (3.94%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 8 (3.94%) Security Specialist
13 7 (3.45%) Information Manager
13 7 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
13 7 (3.45%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.94%) Regular Expression
2 7 (3.45%) Middleware
3 6 (2.96%) LDAP
3 6 (2.96%) Node.js
3 6 (2.96%) OAuth
3 6 (2.96%) OAuth2
3 6 (2.96%) RESTful
3 6 (2.96%) SAML
4 5 (2.46%) Web Services
5 4 (1.97%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.97%) CSS
5 4 (1.97%) CSS3
5 4 (1.97%) HTML
5 4 (1.97%) HTML5
5 4 (1.97%) LAMP
5 4 (1.97%) Laravel
5 4 (1.97%) Vue (Vue.js)
6 3 (1.48%) .NET
7 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.87%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.91%) Data Centre
4 11 (5.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (4.93%) PKI
6 9 (4.43%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (3.94%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.96%) Clustering
10 5 (2.46%) Fintech
10 5 (2.46%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.97%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.97%) PMI
12 3 (1.48%) SCADA
13 2 (0.99%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.99%) CMDB
13 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.99%) Cyberattack
14 1 (0.49%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 50 (24.63%) Linux
2 39 (19.21%) Windows
3 19 (9.36%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.91%) CentOS
5 9 (4.43%) Unix
6 8 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.97%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.99%) VMS
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (45.32%) Information Security
2 81 (39.90%) SIEM
3 77 (37.93%) Cybersecurity
4 67 (33.00%) Penetration Testing
5 52 (25.62%) Vulnerability Management
6 43 (21.18%) Security Operations
7 24 (11.82%) Data Loss Prevention
8 22 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (10.84%) DevOps
8 22 (10.84%) Load Balancing
8 22 (10.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (10.34%) Security Architecture
10 20 (9.85%) Change Management
10 20 (9.85%) Security Testing
11 19 (9.36%) ITIL
11 19 (9.36%) Security Management
12 18 (8.87%) Data Protection
13 17 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (7.39%) OWASP
14 15 (7.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.40%) Python
2 10 (4.93%) Java
3 9 (4.43%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 7 (3.45%) Ruby
5 6 (2.96%) Apex Code
5 6 (2.96%) PyPy
6 5 (2.46%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.97%) C
7 4 (1.97%) C#
7 4 (1.97%) SQL
8 3 (1.48%) C++
9 2 (0.99%) PHP
9 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.49%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 63 (31.03%) CISSP
2 55 (27.09%) CISM
3 32 (15.76%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (9.85%) CISA
5 17 (8.37%) CCNA
5 17 (8.37%) SANS
6 16 (7.88%) CCNP
6 16 (7.88%) CEH
7 15 (7.39%) Degree
8 9 (4.43%) CCIE
9 8 (3.94%) GIAC
9 8 (3.94%) OSCP
10 7 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 7 (3.45%) Security Cleared
11 5 (2.46%) CREST Certified
11 5 (2.46%) SC Cleared
12 4 (1.97%) AWS Certification
12 4 (1.97%) CCENT
12 4 (1.97%) CCSA
12 4 (1.97%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (30.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (19.70%) PCI DSS
3 19 (9.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (5.42%) GDPR
5 4 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.97%) NIST 800
6 3 (1.48%) COBIT
7 1 (0.49%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.49%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 14 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.97%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.99%) Snort
3 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (16.75%) Nessus
2 10 (4.93%) Terraform
3 9 (4.43%) Packer
4 7 (3.45%) OSSEC
5 6 (2.96%) Ansible
5 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (2.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 5 (2.46%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.97%) Cacti
7 4 (1.97%) QRadar
8 2 (0.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.99%) Puppet
9 1 (0.49%) CASB
9 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.49%) EnCase
9 1 (0.49%) Nmap
9 1 (0.49%) SCCM
9 1 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (21.67%) Qualys
2 41 (20.20%) Cisco
3 23 (11.33%) Splunk
4 22 (10.84%) CheckPoint
4 22 (10.84%) Citrix
5 21 (10.34%) Microsoft
6 17 (8.37%) McAfee
7 15 (7.39%) Palo Alto
8 14 (6.90%) Dell
8 14 (6.90%) VMware
9 11 (5.42%) CyberArk
10 10 (4.93%) Extreme Networks
11 6 (2.96%) Acunetix
11 6 (2.96%) Intel
11 6 (2.96%) Juniper
11 6 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (2.96%) Sophos
11 6 (2.96%) Symantec
11 6 (2.96%) Trend Micro
11 6 (2.96%) Tripwire