Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK > England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 722 735 849
Rank change year-on-year +13 +114 +296
Permanent jobs citing SANS 469 442 415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 1.05% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 355 325 328
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -4.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £39,750 £41,250 £42,125
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% -4.00% +19.05%

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 38,512 41,905 54,510
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.62% 25.43% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 30,085 33,357 43,865
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 £78,750 £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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 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
London +56 262 £72,500 +7.41% 16
South East -19 63 £55,000 - 2
North of England +45 56 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West +16 37 £55,000 +4.76%
East of England +21 34 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West -44 32 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Yorkshire +31 19 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Midlands -10 18 £60,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -8 10 £42,000 -16.00% 2
East Midlands +29 8 £60,000 -22.58%
SANS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 England region with a requirement for SANS.

1 326 (69.51%) CISSP
2 230 (49.04%) Cybersecurity
3 214 (45.63%) Information Security
4 182 (38.81%) CISM
5 180 (38.38%) Windows
6 179 (38.17%) SIEM
7 174 (37.10%) Firewall
8 173 (36.89%) GIAC
9 138 (29.42%) Linux
10 132 (28.14%) Finance
11 127 (27.08%) Penetration Testing
12 125 (26.65%) CISA
13 121 (25.80%) OWASP
14 113 (24.09%) CEH
15 107 (22.81%) Unix
16 101 (21.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 101 (21.54%) Security Operations
17 95 (20.26%) TCP/IP
18 92 (19.62%) SSCP
19 91 (19.40%) Microsoft
19 91 (19.40%) Management Information System
20 87 (18.55%) CSSLP
21 80 (17.06%) CompTIA Security+
22 79 (16.84%) Security Architecture
23 78 (16.63%) ITIL
24 75 (15.99%) Cisco Certification
25 74 (15.78%) Stakeholder Management
26 69 (14.71%) Network Security
27 68 (14.50%) PCI DSS
28 65 (13.86%) Cisco

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 28 (5.97%) IIS
2 21 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 12 (2.56%) Apache
4 9 (1.92%) Apache Pig
5 4 (0.85%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.43%) JBoss
6 2 (0.43%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.33%) Office 365
2 23 (4.90%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.62%) Mimecast
5 16 (3.41%) SaaS
6 15 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.85%) IaaS
8 4 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 174 (37.10%) Firewall
2 95 (20.26%) TCP/IP
3 69 (14.71%) Network Security
4 58 (12.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 35 (7.46%) VPN
6 29 (6.18%) Internet
7 20 (4.26%) Wireless
8 19 (4.05%) SNMP
9 17 (3.62%) DKIM
9 17 (3.62%) DMARC
9 17 (3.62%) SSL
10 14 (2.99%) FCoE
11 13 (2.77%) HTTP
12 11 (2.35%) SAN
13 10 (2.13%) DNS
14 9 (1.92%) PPP
14 9 (1.92%) VoIP
15 8 (1.71%) MPLS
15 8 (1.71%) SMTP
16 7 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.12%) Big Data
3 17 (3.62%) MySQL
4 9 (1.92%) Apache Hive
4 9 (1.92%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.21%) GIS
6 1 (0.21%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 22 (4.69%) JIRA
2 19 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.99%) Redmine
4 10 (2.13%) Metasploit
5 8 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (1.71%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.71%) CodeSonar
5 8 (1.71%) git-flow
5 8 (1.71%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.71%) Robot Framework
5 8 (1.71%) Selenium
6 5 (1.07%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.85%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.21%) AppScan
8 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 132 (28.14%) Finance
2 34 (7.25%) Banking
3 32 (6.82%) Legal
4 21 (4.48%) Private Banking
5 15 (3.20%) Games
6 8 (1.71%) Marketing
6 8 (1.71%) Retail
7 7 (1.49%) Law
8 6 (1.28%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.85%) Local Government
9 4 (0.85%) Military
9 4 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.64%) Advertising
10 3 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 124 (26.44%) Analyst
2 93 (19.83%) Security Engineer
3 92 (19.62%) Security Analyst
4 45 (9.59%) Tester
5 44 (9.38%) Penetration Tester
6 39 (8.32%) Architect
6 39 (8.32%) Security Architect
7 33 (7.04%) Information Analyst
8 32 (6.82%) Information Security Analyst
9 28 (5.97%) IT Manager
10 27 (5.76%) Security Manager
11 24 (5.12%) Consultant
12 23 (4.90%) Infrastructure Manager
13 22 (4.69%) Security Consultant
13 22 (4.69%) Security Specialist
14 21 (4.48%) Finance Manager
14 21 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (4.48%) SOC Analyst
15 18 (3.84%) Senior Penetration Tester
15 18 (3.84%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.69%) .NET
2 21 (4.48%) MSMQ
2 21 (4.48%) REST
2 21 (4.48%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (3.84%) Java EE
4 13 (2.77%) STL
5 10 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.92%) Web Services
7 8 (1.71%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.71%) Django
7 8 (1.71%) LAMP
7 8 (1.71%) Node.js
7 8 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (1.71%) SOAP
7 8 (1.71%) Spring MVC
8 7 (1.49%) WCF
9 5 (1.07%) CSS
9 5 (1.07%) HTML
10 4 (0.85%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (19.40%) Management Information System
2 42 (8.96%) Cyber Defence
2 42 (8.96%) Security Operations Centre
3 41 (8.74%) Cyberthreat
4 33 (7.04%) PKI
5 32 (6.82%) Computer Science
6 26 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 11 (2.35%) Data Centre
8 11 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.35%) Fintech
9 9 (1.92%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.92%) Cyberattack
9 9 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.71%) Reinsurance
11 7 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.07%) CESG
12 5 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.85%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 180 (38.38%) Windows
2 138 (29.42%) Linux
3 107 (22.81%) Unix
4 40 (8.53%) Windows Server
5 23 (4.90%) Android
5 23 (4.90%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.56%) Kali Linux
7 9 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.71%) FreeBSD
8 8 (1.71%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.28%) CentOS
9 6 (1.28%) Debian
9 6 (1.28%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.64%) VMS
11 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (49.04%) Cybersecurity
2 214 (45.63%) Information Security
3 179 (38.17%) SIEM
4 127 (27.08%) Penetration Testing
5 121 (25.80%) OWASP
6 101 (21.54%) Security Operations
7 79 (16.84%) Security Architecture
8 78 (16.63%) ITIL
9 74 (15.78%) Stakeholder Management
10 60 (12.79%) Ethical Hacking
11 57 (12.15%) Risk Management
12 56 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (10.45%) Data Loss Prevention
14 48 (10.23%) Threat Modelling
15 47 (10.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 46 (9.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 42 (8.96%) Incident Management
18 40 (8.53%) Vulnerability Management
19 39 (8.32%) Mentoring
19 39 (8.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 55 (11.73%) Java
2 51 (10.87%) Python
3 49 (10.45%) C
4 43 (9.17%) SQL
5 42 (8.96%) C++
6 39 (8.32%) C#
7 33 (7.04%) Bash Shell
8 26 (5.54%) JavaScript
9 21 (4.48%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.84%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.20%) PHP
12 14 (2.99%) Korn
12 14 (2.99%) Objective-C
13 10 (2.13%) Perl
13 10 (2.13%) Ruby
14 1 (0.21%) Go
Qualifications
1 326 (69.51%) CISSP
2 182 (38.81%) CISM
3 173 (36.89%) GIAC
4 125 (26.65%) CISA
5 113 (24.09%) CEH
6 92 (19.62%) SSCP
7 87 (18.55%) CSSLP
8 80 (17.06%) CompTIA Security+
9 75 (15.99%) Cisco Certification
10 63 (13.43%) Security Cleared
11 62 (13.22%) GCIH
12 61 (13.01%) CREST Certified
13 55 (11.73%) Degree
14 53 (11.30%) CCNA
15 48 (10.23%) GCIA
16 46 (9.81%) OSCP
17 39 (8.32%) CRISC
18 38 (8.10%) Network+ Certification
19 37 (7.89%) SC Cleared
20 34 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (21.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (14.50%) PCI DSS
3 39 (8.32%) GDPR
4 27 (5.76%) COBIT
5 18 (3.84%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (3.84%) HIPAA
6 15 (3.20%) GCP
7 14 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (2.13%) NIST 800
9 6 (1.28%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (1.28%) ISO 31000
9 6 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (1.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.07%) ISO 9001
10 5 (1.07%) QA
10 5 (1.07%) RMADS
11 4 (0.85%) MiFID
12 3 (0.64%) GPG13
12 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.64%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 31 (6.61%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.97%) Snort
3 15 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (3.20%) VMware NSX
4 14 (2.99%) NFS
4 14 (2.99%) Samba
4 14 (2.99%) vSphere
5 12 (2.56%) Docker
5 12 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.28%) pfSense
8 2 (0.43%) Firmware
8 2 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (5.54%) Nessus
2 23 (4.90%) Puppet
3 22 (4.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 17 (3.62%) Nagios
4 17 (3.62%) RSA enVision
5 15 (3.20%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (3.20%) Single Sign-On
5 15 (3.20%) WebInspect
6 14 (2.99%) Ansible
6 14 (2.99%) CSIRT
6 14 (2.99%) vCenter Server
7 11 (2.35%) RSA Security Analytics
8 10 (2.13%) FortiGate
8 10 (2.13%) QRadar
8 10 (2.13%) SCOM
9 9 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (1.71%) Juniper STRM
10 8 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.71%) Salt
11 6 (1.28%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 91 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 65 (13.86%) Cisco
3 40 (8.53%) Symantec
4 38 (8.10%) Sophos
5 36 (7.68%) VMware
6 34 (7.25%) McAfee
7 32 (6.82%) CheckPoint
8 27 (5.76%) Palo Alto
9 25 (5.33%) Sourcefire
10 24 (5.12%) HP
11 20 (4.26%) Forcepoint
12 19 (4.05%) Juniper
12 19 (4.05%) Red Hat
12 19 (4.05%) SolarWinds
13 17 (3.62%) Sun
14 16 (3.41%) NetApp
14 16 (3.41%) Qualys
15 15 (3.20%) LogRhythm
15 15 (3.20%) Veracode
16 14 (2.99%) EMC