Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Social Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Social Engineering over the 6 months to 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Social Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 994 1120 1071
Rank change year-on-year +126 -49 +75
Permanent jobs citing Social Engineering 63 31 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.020% 0.067%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.052% 0.021% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 46 28 82
England median annual salary £62,250 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +26.32% -32.14%
10th Percentile £34,250 £45,000 £30,700
90th Percentile £78,750 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £62,250 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.75% +26.32% -32.14%

Social Engineering 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 120,768 144,926 152,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.18% 91.82% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 95,749 116,289 122,258
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £28,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Social Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Social Engineering in England

Social Engineering
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Social Engineering in England

Social Engineering
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Social Engineering in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Salary histogram for Social Engineering in England

Social Engineering
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Social Engineering within the England region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. 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 +96 49 £62,000 +3.33% 4
Midlands - 9 £70,000 -
West Midlands - 9 £70,000 -
North of England +25 3 £51,250 +4.59% 2
North West - 2 £67,500 - 1
South West - 2 £36,250 - 1
Yorkshire +5 1 £35,000 -28.57% 1
Social Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT jobs citing Social Engineering 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 Social Engineering.

1 38 (60.32%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (58.73%) Penetration Testing
3 25 (39.68%) Information Security
4 24 (38.10%) Finance
5 18 (28.57%) DNS
6 17 (26.98%) OSCP
6 17 (26.98%) CREST Certified
7 15 (23.81%) Open Source
8 14 (22.22%) Fintech
9 13 (20.63%) Python
9 13 (20.63%) Incident Management
10 12 (19.05%) Degree
10 12 (19.05%) OWASP
10 12 (19.05%) Mobile App
11 11 (17.46%) CEH
11 11 (17.46%) Firewall
12 10 (15.87%) Publishing
12 10 (15.87%) SMTP
12 10 (15.87%) Network Security
12 10 (15.87%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (14.29%) Tigerscheme
13 9 (14.29%) OSINT
13 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
13 9 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 9 (14.29%) Nessus
13 9 (14.29%) Linux
14 8 (12.70%) Windows
14 8 (12.70%) DHCP
14 8 (12.70%) RDBMS
14 8 (12.70%) Strategic Planning

Social Engineering
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 4 (6.35%) Apache
1 4 (6.35%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Mule
3 1 (1.59%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) G Suite
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) DNS
2 11 (17.46%) Firewall
3 10 (15.87%) Network Security
3 10 (15.87%) SMTP
4 8 (12.70%) DHCP
5 6 (9.52%) Wireless
6 4 (6.35%) Multicast
6 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.35%) VoIP
7 2 (3.17%) LAN
7 2 (3.17%) VPN
7 2 (3.17%) WAN
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.59%) Internet
8 1 (1.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) RDBMS
1 8 (12.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Burp Suite
2 3 (4.76%) AppScan
2 3 (4.76%) Metasploit
2 3 (4.76%) Paros
2 3 (4.76%) WebScarab
General
1 24 (38.10%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Publishing
3 6 (9.52%) Banking
4 2 (3.17%) Advertising
4 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 2 (3.17%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) Penetration Tester
1 21 (33.33%) Tester
2 16 (25.40%) Security Engineer
3 14 (22.22%) Analyst
4 10 (15.87%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Fraud Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Fraud Data Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Senior Data Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Security Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Security Tester
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Security Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) CGI
2 4 (6.35%) HTML
2 4 (6.35%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.52%) Fat Client
3 6 (9.52%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.76%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.17%) CESG
5 2 (3.17%) Cybercrime
5 2 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.29%) Linux
2 8 (12.70%) Kali Linux
2 8 (12.70%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.17%) Android
5 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (60.32%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (58.73%) Penetration Testing
3 25 (39.68%) Information Security
4 15 (23.81%) Open Source
5 14 (22.22%) Fintech
6 13 (20.63%) Incident Management
7 12 (19.05%) OWASP
8 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 9 (14.29%) OSINT
9 8 (12.70%) Secure Coding
9 8 (12.70%) Server Hardening
9 8 (12.70%) Strategic Planning
9 8 (12.70%) Threat Modelling
9 8 (12.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (11.11%) Analytics
10 7 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
11 6 (9.52%) Data Analytics
11 6 (9.52%) Process Improvement
11 6 (9.52%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) Python
2 6 (9.52%) SQL
3 5 (7.94%) C++
3 5 (7.94%) Java
4 4 (6.35%) C#
4 4 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.35%) Perl
4 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) R
5 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) CREST Certified
1 17 (26.98%) OSCP
2 12 (19.05%) Degree
3 11 (17.46%) CEH
4 9 (14.29%) Tigerscheme
5 7 (11.11%) CHECK Team Leader
5 7 (11.11%) CHECK Team Member
5 7 (11.11%) SANS
5 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.94%) GPEN
7 4 (6.35%) GXPN
8 3 (4.76%) OSCE
9 2 (3.17%) CISSP
9 2 (3.17%) CSSLP
9 2 (3.17%) GWAPT
9 2 (3.17%) OSWP
10 1 (1.59%) CCNA
10 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.59%) GIAC
10 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (9.52%) NIST
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.59%) ITGC
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) Nessus
2 3 (4.76%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) IBM
3 1 (1.59%) AlienVault
3 1 (1.59%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco
3 1 (1.59%) Palo Alto
3 1 (1.59%) Qualys
3 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.59%) Splunk
3 1 (1.59%) VMware