Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 795 733 913
Rank change year-on-year -62 +180 +211
Permanent jobs citing SANS 369 472 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 1.04% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 270 388 308
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £41,250
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £59,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.54% -1.67% +9.09%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 40046 45429 55422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.80% 26.03% 27.31%
Number of salaries quoted 31047 36560 44729
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SANS in England

SANS
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for SANS in England

SANS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SANS in England over the 6 months to 11 December 2017.

Salary histogram for SANS in England

SANS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SANS within the England region over the 6 months to 11 December 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 201 £70,000 +3.70% 14
South West -44 47 £45,000 -18.18%
South East -11 41 £75,000 +36.36%
North of England +1 33 £53,000 +11.58% 5
East of England +7 28 £50,000 +17.65% 1
North West -7 17 £53,000 -7.83% 2
Yorkshire +15 16 £40,750 +14.79% 3
Midlands -1 14 £48,000 -8.57% 3
West Midlands -7 9 £38,500 -26.67% 3
East Midlands +32 5 £57,500 -25.81%
SANS
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT jobs citing SANS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for SANS.

1 257 (69.65%) CISSP
2 181 (49.05%) Windows
3 176 (47.70%) Information Security
4 166 (44.99%) Cybersecurity
5 158 (42.82%) SIEM
6 152 (41.19%) CISM
7 147 (39.84%) Firewall
8 146 (39.57%) Linux
9 139 (37.67%) GIAC
10 120 (32.52%) Finance
11 97 (26.29%) Unix
12 96 (26.02%) ITIL
12 96 (26.02%) TCP/IP
13 92 (24.93%) CISA
14 91 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 83 (22.49%) Security Operations
16 74 (20.05%) CEH
16 74 (20.05%) Penetration Testing
17 69 (18.70%) GCIH
18 68 (18.43%) SSCP
18 68 (18.43%) Network Security
18 68 (18.43%) Security Cleared
19 67 (18.16%) Management Information System
19 67 (18.16%) Cisco Certification
19 67 (18.16%) GCIA
20 66 (17.89%) Cisco
21 65 (17.62%) CREST Certified
22 58 (15.72%) Microsoft
23 55 (14.91%) Java
23 55 (14.91%) Security Architecture

SANS
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 30 (8.13%) IIS
2 23 (6.23%) WebSphere
3 9 (2.44%) Apache Pig
4 8 (2.17%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.63%) Apache
5 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.63%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.27%) JBoss
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.15%) Office 365
2 11 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.71%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.81%) SaaS
5 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.54%) IaaS
5 2 (0.54%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 147 (39.84%) Firewall
2 96 (26.02%) TCP/IP
3 68 (18.43%) Network Security
4 50 (13.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 49 (13.28%) Internet
6 23 (6.23%) VPN
7 15 (4.07%) SNMP
8 14 (3.79%) DNS
8 14 (3.79%) WAN
9 13 (3.52%) HTTP
10 12 (3.25%) DHCP
10 12 (3.25%) SAN
10 12 (3.25%) SSL
11 11 (2.98%) VoIP
11 11 (2.98%) Wireless
12 10 (2.71%) FCoE
13 9 (2.44%) DKIM
13 9 (2.44%) DMARC
13 9 (2.44%) MPLS
14 8 (2.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.52%) MySQL
3 12 (3.25%) Big Data
4 9 (2.44%) Apache Hive
4 9 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (4.88%) JIRA
2 10 (2.71%) Metasploit
2 10 (2.71%) Redmine
3 8 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (2.17%) Bitbucket
3 8 (2.17%) CodeSonar
3 8 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.17%) git-flow
3 8 (2.17%) Robot Framework
3 8 (2.17%) Selenium
4 6 (1.63%) Burp Suite
5 3 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.27%) AppScan
6 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 120 (32.52%) Finance
2 33 (8.94%) Banking
3 30 (8.13%) Private Banking
4 22 (5.96%) Legal
5 8 (2.17%) Games
5 8 (2.17%) Retail
6 7 (1.90%) Law
6 7 (1.90%) Marketing
7 4 (1.08%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.81%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Military
9 2 (0.54%) Billing
9 2 (0.54%) Digital Economy
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 125 (33.88%) Analyst
2 78 (21.14%) Security Analyst
3 52 (14.09%) Security Engineer
4 31 (8.40%) SOC Analyst
5 29 (7.86%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (7.59%) Security Manager
7 25 (6.78%) Information Analyst
7 25 (6.78%) Information Security Analyst
8 23 (6.23%) Consultant
9 22 (5.96%) IT Engineer
9 22 (5.96%) IT Manager
10 21 (5.69%) Security Consultant
11 18 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 18 (4.88%) Penetration Tester
11 18 (4.88%) Tester
12 16 (4.34%) Infrastructure Manager
13 15 (4.07%) Architect
13 15 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.07%) IT Analyst
13 15 (4.07%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.59%) .NET
2 23 (6.23%) MSMQ
2 23 (6.23%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (4.61%) Java EE
4 13 (3.52%) REST
4 13 (3.52%) STL
5 9 (2.44%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.17%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.17%) Django
6 8 (2.17%) LAMP
6 8 (2.17%) Node.js
6 8 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
6 8 (2.17%) SOAP
6 8 (2.17%) Spring MVC
7 5 (1.36%) Web Services
8 1 (0.27%) Ajax
8 1 (0.27%) CSS
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) Middleware
8 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (18.16%) Management Information System
2 47 (12.74%) Cyberthreat
3 44 (11.92%) Security Operations Centre
4 26 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (5.15%) Cyber Defence
5 19 (5.15%) PKI
6 17 (4.61%) Computer Science
6 17 (4.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (3.25%) Cyber Attack
7 12 (3.25%) Reinsurance
8 9 (2.44%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.44%) Data Structures
9 8 (2.17%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.90%) Fintech
11 6 (1.63%) Internet of Things
11 6 (1.63%) Replication
12 5 (1.36%) CESG
13 4 (1.08%) BYOD
13 4 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 181 (49.05%) Windows
2 146 (39.57%) Linux
3 97 (26.29%) Unix
4 38 (10.30%) Windows Server
5 17 (4.61%) Apple iOS
6 14 (3.79%) Android
6 14 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.17%) Kali Linux
7 8 (2.17%) Mac OS X
8 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.08%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.81%) CentOS
11 3 (0.81%) Debian
11 3 (0.81%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.81%) VMS
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.27%) KNOPPIX
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (47.70%) Information Security
2 166 (44.99%) Cybersecurity
3 158 (42.82%) SIEM
4 96 (26.02%) ITIL
5 83 (22.49%) Security Operations
6 74 (20.05%) Penetration Testing
7 55 (14.91%) Security Architecture
8 52 (14.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 49 (13.28%) Ethical Hacking
9 49 (13.28%) OWASP
10 45 (12.20%) Threat Intelligence
10 45 (12.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 44 (11.92%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 42 (11.38%) Risk Management
13 40 (10.84%) Mentoring
14 38 (10.30%) Coaching
14 38 (10.30%) Data Protection
14 38 (10.30%) Vulnerability Management
15 37 (10.03%) Malware Analysis
16 36 (9.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.91%) Java
2 48 (13.01%) Python
3 44 (11.92%) SQL
4 39 (10.57%) C
5 34 (9.21%) Bash Shell
6 32 (8.67%) C++
7 25 (6.78%) C#
8 18 (4.88%) PHP
9 16 (4.34%) JavaScript
10 15 (4.07%) PowerShell
11 14 (3.79%) Objective-C
11 14 (3.79%) Ruby
12 12 (3.25%) Korn
12 12 (3.25%) Perl
13 9 (2.44%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.54%) C-shell
15 1 (0.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 257 (69.65%) CISSP
2 152 (41.19%) CISM
3 139 (37.67%) GIAC
4 92 (24.93%) CISA
5 74 (20.05%) CEH
6 69 (18.70%) GCIH
7 68 (18.43%) Security Cleared
7 68 (18.43%) SSCP
8 67 (18.16%) Cisco Certification
8 67 (18.16%) GCIA
9 65 (17.62%) CREST Certified
10 53 (14.36%) CRISC
11 52 (14.09%) CCNA
12 48 (13.01%) CompTIA Security+
12 48 (13.01%) Security+ Certification
13 45 (12.20%) SC Cleared
14 40 (10.84%) Network+ Certification
14 40 (10.84%) OSCP
15 39 (10.57%) DV Cleared
16 36 (9.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (24.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (14.63%) PCI DSS
3 48 (13.01%) GDPR
4 37 (10.03%) COBIT
5 19 (5.15%) NIST 800
6 11 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.63%) ISO 22301
9 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (1.08%) ISO 9001
10 4 (1.08%) RMADS
11 3 (0.81%) GPG13
11 3 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.81%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.81%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.81%) Web Application Security Consortium
12 2 (0.54%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.54%) QA
13 1 (0.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 31 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.78%) vSphere
3 18 (4.88%) Snort
3 18 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (3.25%) Docker
7 11 (2.98%) VMware NSX
8 10 (2.71%) NFS
8 10 (2.71%) Samba
9 6 (1.63%) Firmware
10 3 (0.81%) pfSense
11 2 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 32 (8.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 21 (5.69%) McAfee ePO
2 21 (5.69%) Puppet
3 14 (3.79%) Nagios
4 12 (3.25%) Ansible
4 12 (3.25%) CSIRT
5 11 (2.98%) Nessus
6 10 (2.71%) FortiGate
6 10 (2.71%) SCOM
6 10 (2.71%) vCenter Server
6 10 (2.71%) WebInspect
7 9 (2.44%) RSA enVision
8 8 (2.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (2.17%) Salt
9 6 (1.63%) WMI
10 5 (1.36%) Nmap
10 5 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (1.36%) Trend Micro Deep Security
11 4 (1.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 66 (17.89%) Cisco
2 58 (15.72%) Microsoft
3 36 (9.76%) VMware
4 33 (8.94%) McAfee
5 31 (8.40%) CheckPoint
6 28 (7.59%) Symantec
7 26 (7.05%) Dell
7 26 (7.05%) Sophos
8 21 (5.69%) Palo Alto
9 20 (5.42%) Blue Coat
10 18 (4.88%) SolarWinds
11 17 (4.61%) FireEye
12 16 (4.34%) Sourcefire
13 15 (4.07%) HP
14 13 (3.52%) Sun
15 11 (2.98%) Forcepoint
15 11 (2.98%) NetApp
15 11 (2.98%) Qualys
15 11 (2.98%) Splunk
16 10 (2.71%) Red Hat