Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 332 336
Rank change year-on-year +134 +4 +49
Permanent jobs citing SANS 133 24 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.31% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.53% 0.64% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 22 10 21
East of England median annual salary £65,000 £48,250 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.72% +13.53% -15.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £42,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% - -4.17%

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 East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,938 3,725 3,768
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 28.95% 30.94% 28.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,041 2,929 2,967
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.45% +1.16%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SANS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for SANS in the East of England

SANS
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SANS in the East of England.

Salary trend for SANS in the East of England

SANS
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SANS in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for SANS in the East of England

SANS
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SANS within the East of England region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +59 67 - -
Cambridgeshire - 47 £65,000 - 1
Suffolk - 18 - -
Essex +20 1 £75,000 -11.76% 2
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for SANS.

1 129 (96.99%) CISSP
2 120 (90.23%) SSCP
3 97 (72.93%) CSSLP
4 95 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 86 (64.66%) Security Operations
6 82 (61.65%) SIEM
7 77 (57.89%) GIAC
8 75 (56.39%) CompTIA Security+
9 67 (50.38%) Symantec
10 66 (49.62%) Cybersecurity
11 65 (48.87%) CISM
12 64 (48.12%) Retail
13 63 (47.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 61 (45.86%) CISA
15 56 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
15 56 (42.11%) Security Operations Centre
16 55 (41.35%) Data Loss Prevention
16 55 (41.35%) Windows
17 51 (38.35%) MCSE
17 51 (38.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 48 (36.09%) Risk Management
19 47 (35.34%) Firewall
20 45 (33.83%) VMware
20 45 (33.83%) CCSP
20 45 (33.83%) Red Hat
20 45 (33.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
21 44 (33.08%) Sophos
21 44 (33.08%) Unix
22 40 (30.08%) GCWN
22 40 (30.08%) RHCA

SANS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of 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 6 (4.51%) Apache Pig
2 5 (3.76%) ExpressionEngine
2 5 (3.76%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.78%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.28%) Mimecast
2 15 (11.28%) Office 365
3 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.76%) IaaS
4 5 (3.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (35.34%) Firewall
2 25 (18.80%) Intrusion Detection
3 23 (17.29%) Wireshark
4 15 (11.28%) DKIM
4 15 (11.28%) DMARC
5 9 (6.77%) HTTP
5 9 (6.77%) Internet
5 9 (6.77%) SSL
6 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.76%) Broadband
8 3 (2.26%) DHCP
8 3 (2.26%) DNS
8 3 (2.26%) FTP
9 1 (0.75%) DMZ
9 1 (0.75%) VLAN
9 1 (0.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.27%) Big Data
2 6 (4.51%) Apache Hive
2 6 (4.51%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.51%) MySQL
2 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.76%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (11.28%) Metasploit
2 6 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (4.51%) Bitbucket
2 6 (4.51%) CodeSonar
2 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.51%) git-flow
2 6 (4.51%) JIRA
2 6 (4.51%) Robot Framework
2 6 (4.51%) Selenium
3 3 (2.26%) Burp Suite
General
1 64 (48.12%) Retail
2 5 (3.76%) Publishing
3 1 (0.75%) Finance
3 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (30.83%) Security Engineer
2 34 (25.56%) Security Manager
3 28 (21.05%) Engineering Manager
4 22 (16.54%) Analyst
5 18 (13.53%) SIEM Analyst
5 18 (13.53%) SIEM Engineer
5 18 (13.53%) SOC Analyst
5 18 (13.53%) SOC Engineer
6 17 (12.78%) Architect
6 17 (12.78%) IT Architect
6 17 (12.78%) IT Security Architect
6 17 (12.78%) Security Architect
6 17 (12.78%) Service Architect
7 12 (9.02%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Java Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.27%) Node.js
2 10 (7.52%) .NET
3 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.51%) Django
3 6 (4.51%) Java EE
3 6 (4.51%) LAMP
3 6 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (4.51%) REST
3 6 (4.51%) SOAP
3 6 (4.51%) Spring MVC
3 6 (4.51%) STL
4 3 (2.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 56 (42.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 26 (19.55%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (19.55%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (17.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 23 (17.29%) Cyberthreat
4 17 (12.78%) Data Centre
5 15 (11.28%) PKI
6 5 (3.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Life Science
8 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (41.35%) Windows
2 44 (33.08%) Unix
3 23 (17.29%) Linux
4 15 (11.28%) Kali Linux
5 6 (4.51%) Android
5 6 (4.51%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.51%) Mac OS X
6 5 (3.76%) CentOS
6 5 (3.76%) Fedora
6 5 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (3.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (64.66%) Security Operations
2 82 (61.65%) SIEM
3 66 (49.62%) Cybersecurity
4 63 (47.37%) Continuous Improvement
5 55 (41.35%) Data Loss Prevention
6 48 (36.09%) Risk Management
7 40 (30.08%) Event Correlation
7 40 (30.08%) Penetration Testing
8 38 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (27.07%) Information Security
10 34 (25.56%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 34 (25.56%) Identity Access Management
10 34 (25.56%) Performance Monitoring
10 34 (25.56%) Security Architecture
11 33 (24.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 29 (21.80%) Reverse Engineering
13 28 (21.05%) Due Diligence
13 28 (21.05%) Use Case
13 28 (21.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 25 (18.80%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.55%) Python
2 18 (13.53%) PHP
3 15 (11.28%) Perl
3 15 (11.28%) Ruby
4 14 (10.53%) C
5 13 (9.77%) Java
6 12 (9.02%) Go
7 11 (8.27%) Bash Shell
7 11 (8.27%) PowerShell
8 9 (6.77%) C++
9 6 (4.51%) C#
9 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
9 6 (4.51%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 129 (96.99%) CISSP
2 120 (90.23%) SSCP
3 97 (72.93%) CSSLP
4 77 (57.89%) GIAC
5 75 (56.39%) CompTIA Security+
6 65 (48.87%) CISM
7 61 (45.86%) CISA
8 56 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
9 51 (38.35%) MCSE
9 51 (38.35%) Microsoft Certification
10 45 (33.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 45 (33.83%) CCSP
11 40 (30.08%) CCIE
11 40 (30.08%) CCNP
11 40 (30.08%) GCWN
11 40 (30.08%) ISSAP
11 40 (30.08%) ISSEP
11 40 (30.08%) RHCE
11 40 (30.08%) VCAP
11 40 (30.08%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) HIPAA
1 7 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.75%) COBIT
4 1 (0.75%) GPG13
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.27%) Docker
3 6 (4.51%) vSphere
4 5 (3.76%) NFS
4 5 (3.76%) Samba
4 5 (3.76%) VirtualBox
4 5 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.76%) Xen
5 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (17.29%) RSA Security Analytics
2 12 (9.02%) Nessus
2 12 (9.02%) Nmap
3 11 (8.27%) Puppet
4 7 (5.26%) CASB
4 7 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (4.51%) Salt
6 5 (3.76%) Ansible
6 5 (3.76%) Docker Swarm
6 5 (3.76%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.76%) Nagios
6 5 (3.76%) OpenNMS
6 5 (3.76%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.76%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 95 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 67 (50.38%) Symantec
3 45 (33.83%) Red Hat
3 45 (33.83%) VMware
4 44 (33.08%) Sophos
5 40 (30.08%) Cisco
6 24 (18.05%) Splunk
7 16 (12.03%) Forcepoint
7 16 (12.03%) Qualys
8 12 (9.02%) Netsparker
9 5 (3.76%) BT
9 5 (3.76%) Cloudera
9 5 (3.76%) Dell
9 5 (3.76%) EMC
9 5 (3.76%) Hortonworks
9 5 (3.76%) NetApp
9 5 (3.76%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.01%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.75%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.75%) Citrix