Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 226 214 295
Rank change year-on-year -12 +81 +39
Permanent jobs citing SANS 28 2 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.047% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 0.25% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 11
10th Percentile £80,625 £83,250 £60,000
25th Percentile £86,250 £91,875 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £115,000 £110,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +22.22% -2.70%
75th Percentile £127,500 £129,375 £145,000
90th Percentile - £138,750 -
Central London median annual salary £110,000 £110,000 £82,500
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -2.94%

SANS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 928 800 1,636
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.04% 18.86% 17.93%
Number of salaries quoted 773 680 1,406
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,375 £30,125
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +8.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,000 £95,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.48% +7.20% -

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing SANS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for SANS in the City of London

SANS
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SANS in the City of London.

Salary trend for SANS in the City of London

SANS
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SANS in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Salary histogram for SANS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT jobs citing SANS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SANS.

1 25 (89.29%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (67.86%) CISSP
3 17 (60.71%) GIAC
4 16 (57.14%) Information Security
5 15 (53.57%) Risk Management
5 15 (53.57%) Finance
5 15 (53.57%) Security Architecture
6 14 (50.00%) AWS
7 13 (46.43%) SaaS
7 13 (46.43%) PaaS
7 13 (46.43%) IaaS
7 13 (46.43%) Kubernetes
7 13 (46.43%) Compliance Audit
7 13 (46.43%) Management Information System
7 13 (46.43%) Firmware
8 12 (42.86%) Degree
9 10 (35.71%) Firewall
10 8 (28.57%) PKI
11 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (14.29%) Social Skills
12 4 (14.29%) CISM
12 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
13 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
13 3 (10.71%) Red Team
13 3 (10.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
13 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
13 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
13 3 (10.71%) OSCP

SANS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) AWS
2 13 (46.43%) IaaS
2 13 (46.43%) PaaS
2 13 (46.43%) SaaS
3 2 (7.14%) Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) HTTP
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) AppScan
1 1 (3.57%) Burp Suite
1 1 (3.57%) Eclipse
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Law
4 1 (3.57%) Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Security Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Architect
2 8 (28.57%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 7 (25.00%) Automation Architect
3 7 (25.00%) AWS Architect
3 7 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
3 7 (25.00%) Security Specialist
4 6 (21.43%) Information Security Specialist
4 6 (21.43%) Information Specialist
5 4 (14.29%) Information Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Information Security Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Security Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Information Security Specialist
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Manager
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Security Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 2 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (3.57%) JSP
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (46.43%) Management Information System
2 8 (28.57%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (89.29%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (57.14%) Information Security
3 15 (53.57%) Risk Management
3 15 (53.57%) Security Architecture
4 13 (46.43%) Compliance Audit
5 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Red Team
6 3 (10.71%) Security Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 2 (7.14%) Digital Forensics
8 1 (3.57%) Computer Security
8 1 (3.57%) Investment Management
8 1 (3.57%) ISMS
8 1 (3.57%) OpenUP
8 1 (3.57%) OWASP
8 1 (3.57%) SIEM
8 1 (3.57%) Strategic Roadmap
8 1 (3.57%) Thought Leadership
8 1 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C#
1 2 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) C++
2 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.57%) PHP
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) CISSP
2 17 (60.71%) GIAC
3 12 (42.86%) Degree
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (14.29%) CISM
5 3 (10.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) OSCP
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) CCNP
6 2 (7.14%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (7.14%) SSCP
7 1 (3.57%) CCNA
7 1 (3.57%) CCSP
7 1 (3.57%) CEH
7 1 (3.57%) CISA
7 1 (3.57%) GCIA
7 1 (3.57%) GCIH
7 1 (3.57%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) GRC
2 1 (3.57%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.57%) NIST
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.57%) HP Fortify
2 1 (3.57%) Nessus
2 1 (3.57%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Checkmarx
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco
1 1 (3.57%) Intel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle
1 1 (3.57%) Qualys