Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for CREST Certified qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CREST Certification
England > London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 586 637 681
Rank change year-on-year +51 +44 +17
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 109 135 151
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.03% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 108 114 163
Median annual salary £62,500 £72,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.79% +11.54% -5.11%
10th Percentile £45,000 £36,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -

CREST Certified 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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,286 13,087 15,946
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.38% 21.45% 22.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7,006 9,666 12,510
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

CREST Certified
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing CREST Certified as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for CREST Certified in London

CREST Certified
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CREST Certified in London.

Salary trend for CREST Certified in London

CREST Certified
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing CREST Certified in London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Salary histogram for CREST Certified in London

CREST Certified
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CREST Certified within the London region over the 6 months to 4 April 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
Central London +39 20 £70,000 -20.00% 5
South London - 2 - -
West London +10 1 £62,500 +38.89% 1
CREST Certified
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT jobs citing CREST Certified 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 London region with a requirement for CREST Certified.

1 75 (68.81%) Penetration Testing
2 47 (43.12%) OSCP
3 43 (39.45%) Cybersecurity
4 36 (33.03%) Python
4 36 (33.03%) Information Security
5 28 (25.69%) Security Cleared
6 27 (24.77%) CHECK Team Leader
7 26 (23.85%) CHECK Team Member
7 26 (23.85%) Security Testing
7 26 (23.85%) SC Cleared
7 26 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (22.94%) C++
8 25 (22.94%) CISSP
9 23 (21.10%) CEH
9 23 (21.10%) Security Operations
10 21 (19.27%) SANS
10 21 (19.27%) Finance
11 20 (18.35%) Ethical Hacking
11 20 (18.35%) OWASP
12 18 (16.51%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 18 (16.51%) GDPR
12 18 (16.51%) Threat Intelligence
13 17 (15.60%) Firewall
14 16 (14.68%) DevSecOps
14 16 (14.68%) Fintech
15 15 (13.76%) OSCE
15 15 (13.76%) Vulnerability Management
15 15 (13.76%) Linux
15 15 (13.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 15 (13.76%) QA

CREST Certified
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.01%) AWS
2 8 (7.34%) Office 365
3 3 (2.75%) Azure
4 2 (1.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) Firewall
2 13 (11.93%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.26%) IPsec
4 8 (7.34%) VPN
5 6 (5.50%) Network Security
6 5 (4.59%) HTTP
7 4 (3.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.67%) SMTP
8 2 (1.83%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.83%) LAN
8 2 (1.83%) WAN
9 1 (0.92%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.83%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 21 (19.27%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Games
3 5 (4.59%) Retail
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Law
5 2 (1.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (55.05%) Tester
2 55 (50.46%) Penetration Tester
3 20 (18.35%) Security Tester
4 15 (13.76%) Security Penetration Tester
5 14 (12.84%) Senior Tester
6 12 (11.01%) Analyst
6 12 (11.01%) Security Engineer
6 12 (11.01%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 10 (9.17%) Consultant
7 10 (9.17%) Security Consultant
8 7 (6.42%) Applications Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Security Specialist
9 5 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Ethical Hacker
10 4 (3.67%) Senior Applications Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Senior Security Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) .NET
1 1 (0.92%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Mobile App
2 10 (9.17%) Public Cloud
3 8 (7.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (7.34%) PKI
4 7 (6.42%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (5.50%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.75%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.83%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.83%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.92%) CESG
8 1 (0.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.76%) Linux
2 9 (8.26%) Unix
2 9 (8.26%) Windows
3 8 (7.34%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.92%) Android
4 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.92%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (68.81%) Penetration Testing
2 43 (39.45%) Cybersecurity
3 36 (33.03%) Information Security
4 26 (23.85%) Security Testing
5 23 (21.10%) Security Operations
6 20 (18.35%) Ethical Hacking
6 20 (18.35%) OWASP
7 18 (16.51%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 18 (16.51%) Threat Intelligence
8 16 (14.68%) DevSecOps
8 16 (14.68%) Fintech
9 15 (13.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 15 (13.76%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (12.84%) Threat Modelling
11 12 (11.01%) Secure Coding
11 12 (11.01%) SIEM
12 11 (10.09%) Security Monitoring
13 10 (9.17%) Process Improvement
13 10 (9.17%) SDLC
14 9 (8.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.03%) Python
2 25 (22.94%) C++
3 11 (10.09%) Bash Shell
3 11 (10.09%) Java
4 7 (6.42%) C
4 7 (6.42%) C#
5 6 (5.50%) Go
5 6 (5.50%) Perl
6 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.75%) Ruby
7 2 (1.83%) PHP
7 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.92%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (43.12%) OSCP
2 28 (25.69%) Security Cleared
3 27 (24.77%) CHECK Team Leader
4 26 (23.85%) CHECK Team Member
4 26 (23.85%) SC Cleared
5 25 (22.94%) CISSP
6 23 (21.10%) CEH
7 21 (19.27%) SANS
8 15 (13.76%) OSCE
9 9 (8.26%) CSSLP
9 9 (8.26%) GXPN
10 8 (7.34%) CEPT
10 8 (7.34%) CISM
10 8 (7.34%) EC-Council LPT
10 8 (7.34%) GIAC
10 8 (7.34%) Tigerscheme
11 7 (6.42%) Degree
12 5 (4.59%) CESG Certified Professional
12 5 (4.59%) GCIH
12 5 (4.59%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (16.51%) GDPR
3 15 (13.76%) QA
4 3 (2.75%) NCSC
4 3 (2.75%) NIST
5 2 (1.83%) COBIT
5 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.92%) IASME
6 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.93%) Docker
2 5 (4.59%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) Terraform
2 2 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.92%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (3.67%) Splunk
2 3 (2.75%) VMware
3 1 (0.92%) AlienVault
3 1 (0.92%) Carbon Black
3 1 (0.92%) CyberArk
3 1 (0.92%) LogRhythm
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.92%) Sparx