Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK > England
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 696 767 862
Rank change year-on-year +71 +95 +240
Permanent jobs citing SANS 483 392 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.27% 0.99% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 394 276 327
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,625 £41,250
90th Percentile £93,875 £85,000 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +20.00%

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 38,105 39,698 52,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 23.69% 24.90% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 29,011 31,340 42,252
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - -

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +36 252 £70,000 +12.00% 12
South East +14 83 £52,500 -4.55% 7
North of England +34 64 £57,500 -4.17% 4
North West +33 42 £55,000 +57.14% 4
Midlands +20 34 £61,250 +22.50% 3
East of England +2 30 £40,000 -15.79% 4
Yorkshire +39 22 £75,000 +7.14%
South West -51 18 £45,000 -10.00% 5
West Midlands 0 16 £60,000 +20.00% 3
East Midlands +24 14 £70,000 -11.11%
SANS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 361 (74.74%) CISSP
2 268 (55.49%) Cybersecurity
3 221 (45.76%) CISM
3 221 (45.76%) Information Security
4 177 (36.65%) OWASP
5 169 (34.99%) GIAC
6 154 (31.88%) Firewall
7 149 (30.85%) Penetration Testing
7 149 (30.85%) SIEM
8 134 (27.74%) Security Operations
9 132 (27.33%) Windows
10 130 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 129 (26.71%) CISA
12 126 (26.09%) CEH
13 119 (24.64%) CSSLP
14 114 (23.60%) Finance
15 107 (22.15%) SSCP
16 101 (20.91%) Linux
17 99 (20.50%) Microsoft
18 97 (20.08%) Security Architecture
19 94 (19.46%) Cisco Certification
20 93 (19.25%) Management Information System
21 89 (18.43%) CompTIA Security+
22 77 (15.94%) PCI DSS
23 73 (15.11%) Ethical Hacking
24 67 (13.87%) Risk Management
24 67 (13.87%) CCNA
25 64 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
26 63 (13.04%) Cisco
27 60 (12.42%) TCP/IP

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 18 (3.73%) IIS
2 16 (3.31%) Apache Pig
3 12 (2.48%) Apache
4 9 (1.86%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.62%) JBoss
5 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (4.55%) Office 365
5 20 (4.14%) SaaS
6 15 (3.11%) Mimecast
7 14 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.04%) IaaS
9 4 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (31.88%) Firewall
2 60 (12.42%) TCP/IP
3 51 (10.56%) Network Security
4 35 (7.25%) Intrusion Detection
5 32 (6.63%) VPN
6 22 (4.55%) SSL
7 18 (3.73%) HTTP
7 18 (3.73%) Wireless
8 15 (3.11%) DKIM
8 15 (3.11%) DMARC
8 15 (3.11%) SNMP
8 15 (3.11%) Wireshark
9 14 (2.90%) SAN
10 13 (2.69%) Sourcefire
11 10 (2.07%) FCoE
11 10 (2.07%) Internet
12 9 (1.86%) DNS
13 8 (1.66%) IPsec
13 8 (1.66%) SMTP
13 8 (1.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.90%) Big Data
2 24 (4.97%) SQL Server
3 22 (4.55%) MySQL
4 16 (3.31%) Apache Hive
4 16 (3.31%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.41%) GIS
5 2 (0.41%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.21%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 27 (5.59%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.97%) JIRA
3 14 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (2.90%) Bitbucket
3 14 (2.90%) CodeSonar
3 14 (2.90%) git-flow
3 14 (2.90%) Robot Framework
3 14 (2.90%) Selenium
4 10 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.07%) Redmine
5 6 (1.24%) SpecFlow
5 6 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.83%) Burp Suite
6 4 (0.83%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.41%) AppScan
7 2 (0.41%) SoapUI
General
1 114 (23.60%) Finance
2 29 (6.00%) Banking
3 25 (5.18%) Legal
4 23 (4.76%) Games
5 21 (4.35%) Retail
6 9 (1.86%) Private Banking
6 9 (1.86%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.24%) Local Government
8 6 (1.24%) Marketing
9 4 (0.83%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.62%) Advertising
11 2 (0.41%) Military
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 107 (22.15%) Analyst
2 91 (18.84%) Security Engineer
3 86 (17.81%) Security Analyst
4 61 (12.63%) Architect
5 60 (12.42%) Security Architect
6 44 (9.11%) Tester
7 43 (8.90%) Penetration Tester
8 40 (8.28%) Security Manager
9 27 (5.59%) Information Analyst
10 26 (5.38%) Information Security Analyst
10 26 (5.38%) Operational Security Manager
10 26 (5.38%) Security Operations Manager
11 25 (5.18%) Operations Manager
12 23 (4.76%) Consultant
13 22 (4.55%) SIEM Analyst
14 20 (4.14%) Applications Engineer
15 19 (3.93%) IT Manager
15 19 (3.93%) IT Security Architect
15 19 (3.93%) Security Consultant
15 19 (3.93%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.18%) REST
2 20 (4.14%) .NET
2 20 (4.14%) Java EE
3 18 (3.73%) ASP.NET
4 16 (3.31%) STL
5 15 (3.11%) LAMP
6 14 (2.90%) .NET Framework
6 14 (2.90%) Django
6 14 (2.90%) Node.js
6 14 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (2.90%) SOAP
6 14 (2.90%) Spring MVC
7 10 (2.07%) Web Services
8 9 (1.86%) MSMQ
8 9 (1.86%) WCF
8 9 (1.86%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (1.66%) HTML
10 6 (1.24%) CSS
10 6 (1.24%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.25%) Management Information System
2 41 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (7.87%) Security Operations Centre
4 32 (6.63%) PKI
5 30 (6.21%) Cyber Defence
6 29 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 28 (5.80%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 21 (4.35%) Data Centre
9 20 (4.14%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (2.90%) Fintech
11 10 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (1.04%) Algorithms
14 5 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.83%) Cyberattack
15 4 (0.83%) PMI
16 3 (0.62%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 132 (27.33%) Windows
2 101 (20.91%) Linux
3 57 (11.80%) Unix
4 30 (6.21%) Android
5 27 (5.59%) Apple iOS
6 24 (4.97%) Windows Server
7 14 (2.90%) Mac OS X
8 12 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.86%) Kali Linux
10 7 (1.45%) FreeBSD
10 7 (1.45%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.24%) CentOS
11 6 (1.24%) Debian
11 6 (1.24%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (55.49%) Cybersecurity
2 221 (45.76%) Information Security
3 177 (36.65%) OWASP
4 149 (30.85%) Penetration Testing
4 149 (30.85%) SIEM
5 134 (27.74%) Security Operations
6 97 (20.08%) Security Architecture
7 73 (15.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 67 (13.87%) Risk Management
9 64 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
10 60 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 56 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (11.39%) Threat Modelling
13 51 (10.56%) Data Loss Prevention
14 50 (10.35%) Vulnerability Management
15 47 (9.73%) Test Automation
16 45 (9.32%) Incident Management
17 44 (9.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 40 (8.28%) Use Case
19 36 (7.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.32%) Java
1 45 (9.32%) Python
2 44 (9.11%) C
3 42 (8.70%) C#
4 40 (8.28%) C++
5 31 (6.42%) Bash Shell
6 30 (6.21%) JavaScript
7 22 (4.55%) PowerShell
8 19 (3.93%) Objective-C
8 19 (3.93%) PHP
9 17 (3.52%) SQL
10 16 (3.31%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.28%) Perl
12 10 (2.07%) Korn
13 3 (0.62%) Go
13 3 (0.62%) Ruby
13 3 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 361 (74.74%) CISSP
2 221 (45.76%) CISM
3 169 (34.99%) GIAC
4 129 (26.71%) CISA
5 126 (26.09%) CEH
6 119 (24.64%) CSSLP
7 107 (22.15%) SSCP
8 94 (19.46%) Cisco Certification
9 89 (18.43%) CompTIA Security+
10 67 (13.87%) CCNA
11 55 (11.39%) Degree
12 53 (10.97%) Security Cleared
13 50 (10.35%) MCSE
13 50 (10.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 36 (7.45%) CREST Certified
15 35 (7.25%) OSCP
16 34 (7.04%) CCNP
16 34 (7.04%) Linux+ Certification
17 30 (6.21%) CRISC
18 29 (6.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (15.94%) PCI DSS
3 36 (7.45%) GDPR
4 34 (7.04%) HIPAA
5 33 (6.83%) GCP
6 21 (4.35%) COBIT
6 21 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (2.28%) ISAE 3402
9 7 (1.45%) ISO 31000
9 7 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (1.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (1.04%) ISO 9001
12 4 (0.83%) COSO
12 4 (0.83%) MiFID
12 4 (0.83%) QA
12 4 (0.83%) Web Application Security Consortium
13 3 (0.62%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.41%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 26 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.73%) Docker
3 15 (3.11%) Snort
3 15 (3.11%) vSphere
4 10 (2.07%) NFS
4 10 (2.07%) Samba
4 10 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.07%) VMware NSX
5 7 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (1.24%) pfSense
7 1 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (6.42%) Nessus
2 27 (5.59%) Puppet
3 25 (5.18%) RSA Security Analytics
4 20 (4.14%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (2.90%) QRadar
5 14 (2.90%) Salt
6 13 (2.69%) RSA enVision
7 12 (2.48%) CASB
8 10 (2.07%) Ansible
8 10 (2.07%) Nagios
8 10 (2.07%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.66%) WebInspect
10 7 (1.45%) FortiGate
10 7 (1.45%) Juniper STRM
11 6 (1.24%) OpenVAS
11 6 (1.24%) OSSEC
11 6 (1.24%) SCOM
11 6 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.83%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 99 (20.50%) Microsoft
2 63 (13.04%) Cisco
3 51 (10.56%) Symantec
4 34 (7.04%) Red Hat
4 34 (7.04%) VMware
5 31 (6.42%) Veracode
6 28 (5.80%) Palo Alto
6 28 (5.80%) Qualys
7 27 (5.59%) CheckPoint
7 27 (5.59%) Splunk
8 26 (5.38%) Sophos
9 24 (4.97%) Juniper
10 21 (4.35%) LogRhythm
11 20 (4.14%) McAfee
12 19 (3.93%) Rapid7
13 18 (3.73%) Forcepoint
14 15 (3.11%) Fortinet
15 14 (2.90%) HP
16 13 (2.69%) IBM
16 13 (2.69%) NetApp