Period
to 26 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Security Patching skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Patching over the 6 months to 26 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Patching
UK > England
6 months to
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 573 887 956
Rank change year-on-year +314 +69 -14
Permanent jobs citing Security Patching 87 166 208
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 72 123 169
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £63,975 £57,500 £72,500
UK median annual salary £46,250 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.63% -11.11% -

Security Patching is in the Processes and Methodologies 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 process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 41,083 119,600 143,529
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.68% 92.22% 91.91%
Number of salaries quoted 33,769 94,736 115,162
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Security Patching
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Security Patching as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Patching in England

Security Patching
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Patching in England.

Salary trend for Security Patching in England

Security Patching
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Patching in England over the 6 months to 26 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Patching in England

Security Patching
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Patching within the England region over the 6 months to 26 September 2020. 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
North of England +167 21 £38,750 -9.88% 1
Midlands +158 20 £45,000 +15.38% 3
London +247 19 £50,000 -4.76% 6
South East +188 18 £41,250 +24.81% 8
West Midlands +115 13 £45,000 - 2
Yorkshire +132 11 £63,250 +48.82%
North West +138 10 £31,000 -27.91% 1
South West +143 8 £42,500 +32.81% 2
East Midlands +101 7 £50,000 +28.21% 1
East of England +141 1 - -
Security Patching
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 2020, IT jobs citing Security Patching 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 Security Patching.

1 42 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 29 (33.33%) Windows
2 29 (33.33%) Linux
3 26 (29.89%) Firewall
4 22 (25.29%) Azure
5 19 (21.84%) Relational Database
6 18 (20.69%) DNS
7 17 (19.54%) PCI DSS
7 17 (19.54%) Data Centre
8 16 (18.39%) Patch Management
8 16 (18.39%) Office 365
8 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
8 16 (18.39%) SQL
8 16 (18.39%) ITIL
9 15 (17.24%) SAN
9 15 (17.24%) AWS
9 15 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (16.09%) Hyper-V
10 14 (16.09%) Degree
10 14 (16.09%) DHCP
10 14 (16.09%) Information Security
11 13 (14.94%) VPN
11 13 (14.94%) SCCM
11 13 (14.94%) Network Security
12 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
12 12 (13.79%) SLA
12 12 (13.79%) VMware
12 12 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
12 12 (13.79%) DevOps
12 12 (13.79%) Problem-Solving

Security Patching
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 5 (5.75%) IIS
2 3 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.29%) Azure
2 16 (18.39%) Office 365
3 15 (17.24%) AWS
4 8 (9.20%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (5.75%) Amazon ECS
5 5 (5.75%) SaaS
6 3 (3.45%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.45%) Loggly
6 3 (3.45%) Power Platform
7 2 (2.30%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.15%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 1 (1.15%) GCP
8 1 (1.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.15%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 26 (29.89%) Firewall
2 18 (20.69%) DNS
3 15 (17.24%) SAN
4 14 (16.09%) DHCP
5 13 (14.94%) Network Security
5 13 (14.94%) VPN
6 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
7 10 (11.49%) LAN
8 8 (9.20%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (8.05%) Internet
9 7 (8.05%) WAN
10 6 (6.90%) Wireless
11 5 (5.75%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (5.75%) IPv6
11 5 (5.75%) SNMP
11 5 (5.75%) Wireless Security
12 4 (4.60%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (3.45%) Broadband
13 3 (3.45%) HTTP
14 2 (2.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.84%) Relational Database
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database 12c
3 8 (9.20%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (9.20%) RDBMS
4 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.45%) MySQL
5 3 (3.45%) OLAP
5 3 (3.45%) OLTP
5 3 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.45%) Power BI
6 2 (2.30%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.05%) GitLab
3 3 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio Code
5 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.15%) Maven
5 1 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Back Office
3 2 (2.30%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Administrator
2 11 (12.64%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (10.34%) Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Security Specialist
5 8 (9.20%) DBA
5 8 (9.20%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) IT Engineer
6 7 (8.05%) IT Support
6 7 (8.05%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 7 (8.05%) Senior Security Specialist
7 6 (6.90%) Developer
7 6 (6.90%) IT Analyst
7 6 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.90%) PHP Developer
7 6 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.34%) HTML
2 6 (6.90%) CSS
2 6 (6.90%) Laravel
2 6 (6.90%) React Native
2 6 (6.90%) RESTful
2 6 (6.90%) Vue.js
3 3 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.45%) Sensu
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.34%) Clustering
3 6 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.90%) Replication
4 5 (5.75%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.75%) Public Cloud
5 3 (3.45%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.30%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) NHS
7 1 (1.15%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (33.33%) Linux
1 29 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (11.49%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.34%) Unix
3 9 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.90%) CentOS
5 6 (6.90%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.45%) Debian
7 3 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
1 16 (18.39%) Patch Management
2 15 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (16.09%) Information Security
4 12 (13.79%) DevOps
4 12 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
5 11 (12.64%) Antivirus Management
5 11 (12.64%) Data Protection
5 11 (12.64%) Service Management
6 10 (11.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (11.49%) Server Management
7 9 (10.34%) Business Continuity
7 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (10.34%) Problem Management
7 9 (10.34%) Project Management
7 9 (10.34%) Security Operations
8 8 (9.20%) Configuration Management
9 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (8.05%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) SQL
2 11 (12.64%) Bash Shell
2 11 (12.64%) Python
3 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.34%) Java
4 9 (10.34%) PHP
4 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
5 8 (9.20%) Perl
6 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.75%) Ruby
8 2 (2.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) Degree
2 10 (11.49%) CISSP
3 9 (10.34%) CISM
4 6 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 5 (5.75%) CCSP
5 5 (5.75%) CISA
5 5 (5.75%) MCSE
6 4 (4.60%) ISSAP
6 4 (4.60%) ISSMP
6 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.15%) CCNA
8 1 (1.15%) CCNP
8 1 (1.15%) GCIH
8 1 (1.15%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (19.54%) PCI DSS
2 12 (13.79%) SLA
3 8 (9.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (9.20%) NIST
4 7 (8.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (5.75%) GDPR
6 3 (3.45%) COBIT
7 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 16 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.60%) Firmware
4 4 (4.60%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.15%) vSphere
6 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) SCCM
2 8 (9.20%) Ansible
2 8 (9.20%) NetBackup
2 8 (9.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (9.20%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (9.20%) Puppet
2 8 (9.20%) SCOrch
3 7 (8.05%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.90%) WSUS
5 5 (5.75%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (5.75%) Terraform
6 4 (4.60%) Data Guard
6 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Control-M
7 3 (3.45%) Fluentd
7 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (2.30%) HP Fortify
8 2 (2.30%) Nessus
8 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 42 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) VMware
3 11 (12.64%) Red Hat
4 9 (10.34%) Oracle
5 7 (8.05%) Cisco
5 7 (8.05%) Splunk
6 6 (6.90%) Citrix
6 6 (6.90%) Veeam
7 5 (5.75%) McAfee
7 5 (5.75%) Palo Alto
8 4 (4.60%) IronPort
9 3 (3.45%) BMC
9 3 (3.45%) Dell
9 3 (3.45%) HP
9 3 (3.45%) Percona
9 3 (3.45%) Tableau
10 2 (2.30%) CommVault
10 2 (2.30%) Meraki
10 2 (2.30%) Qualys
10 2 (2.30%) Sophos