Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Social Engineering
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1054 1034 1098
Rank change year-on-year -20 +64 +128
Permanent jobs citing Social Engineering 31 125 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.022% 0.077% 0.043%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.084% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 25 97 34
England median annual salary £67,500 £47,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.11% -29.63% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £35,200
90th Percentile £83,500 £78,250 £83,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £47,500 £67,500
% change year-on-year +42.11% -29.63% +3.85%

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 128,817 149,145 152,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.70% 91.83% 91.35%
Number of salaries quoted 102,612 120,883 126,844
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -9 17 £68,750 +37.50% 1
West Midlands +46 4 £57,500 -
Midlands +24 4 £57,500 -
South West +5 4 £56,250 +70.45% 1
North of England +23 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +14 3 - - 1
South East +20 1 - - 2
East of England - 1 £35,000 -
Social Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 23 (74.19%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (54.84%) Information Security
3 15 (48.39%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Finance
5 12 (38.71%) SIEM
5 12 (38.71%) OSCP
5 12 (38.71%) CREST Certified
6 11 (35.48%) Open Source
7 10 (32.26%) OSCE
8 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
9 8 (25.81%) VPN
9 8 (25.81%) LAN
9 8 (25.81%) WAN
9 8 (25.81%) VMware
9 8 (25.81%) Firewall
9 8 (25.81%) GPEN
9 8 (25.81%) OWASP
9 8 (25.81%) GXPN
9 8 (25.81%) Service Design
10 7 (22.58%) Network Security
10 7 (22.58%) Unix
10 7 (22.58%) Windows
11 6 (19.35%) ITIL
11 6 (19.35%) C
11 6 (19.35%) Java
11 6 (19.35%) Service Management
11 6 (19.35%) ITSM
11 6 (19.35%) SLA
11 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
1 1 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
1 8 (25.81%) LAN
1 8 (25.81%) VPN
1 8 (25.81%) WAN
2 7 (22.58%) Network Security
3 5 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (16.13%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) Multicast
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Burp Suite
1 4 (12.90%) Metasploit
2 1 (3.23%) AppScan
2 1 (3.23%) Paros
2 1 (3.23%) WebScarab
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Military
4 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Penetration Tester
3 9 (29.03%) Tester
4 8 (25.81%) Security Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Security Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Security Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Information Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Information Security Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) CISSP Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) CGI
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) CESG
2 4 (12.90%) Cyberattack
2 4 (12.90%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 3 (9.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Cybercrime
4 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Unix
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Kali Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (54.84%) Information Security
3 15 (48.39%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (38.71%) SIEM
5 11 (35.48%) Open Source
6 9 (29.03%) Security Testing
7 8 (25.81%) OWASP
7 8 (25.81%) Service Design
8 6 (19.35%) Change Control
8 6 (19.35%) Change Management
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 6 (19.35%) ITSM
8 6 (19.35%) Release Management
8 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
8 6 (19.35%) Service Management
9 5 (16.13%) Data Privacy
9 5 (16.13%) Thought Leadership
10 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
10 4 (12.90%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) C
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) C#
2 4 (12.90%) C++
3 3 (9.68%) PHP
3 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
4 2 (6.45%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) CREST Certified
1 12 (38.71%) OSCP
2 10 (32.26%) OSCE
3 8 (25.81%) GPEN
3 8 (25.81%) GXPN
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 4 (12.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (12.90%) CSSLP
5 4 (12.90%) GWAPT
5 4 (12.90%) OSWP
5 4 (12.90%) SANS
5 4 (12.90%) Tigerscheme
6 3 (9.68%) CISM
6 3 (9.68%) CISSP
6 3 (9.68%) MCSA
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (6.45%) CHECK Team Leader
7 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.23%) CEH
8 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) GDPR
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 4 (12.90%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Nessus
1 4 (12.90%) Nmap
2 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.23%) Facebook
3 1 (3.23%) Forcepoint
3 1 (3.23%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Hootsuite
3 1 (3.23%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
3 1 (3.23%) Sophos
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter