Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > London
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 551 624 727
Rank change year-on-year +73 +103 +133
Permanent jobs citing SANS 264 203 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.68% 1.21% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 225 159 119
London median annual salary £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.41% -3.57% +9.80%
10th Percentile £41,250 £49,500 £48,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £87,000 £89,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% -4.00% +19.05%

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 15,755 16,785 22,019
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.42% 23.96% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 12,399 13,665 18,115
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SANS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SANS in London

SANS
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SANS in London.

Salary trend for SANS in London

SANS
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SANS in London over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for SANS in London

SANS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SANS within the London region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Central London -30 39 £48,750 -22.00% 7
East London +4 14 £77,500 +19.23% 2
West London +20 1 £100,000 +42.86% 1
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 London region with a requirement for SANS.

1 175 (66.29%) CISSP
2 137 (51.89%) Cybersecurity
3 121 (45.83%) Information Security
4 112 (42.42%) CISM
5 109 (41.29%) Windows
6 103 (39.02%) Firewall
7 101 (38.26%) GIAC
7 101 (38.26%) SIEM
8 98 (37.12%) Finance
9 86 (32.58%) Linux
10 73 (27.65%) OWASP
11 72 (27.27%) CISA
12 70 (26.52%) CEH
13 67 (25.38%) Unix
14 63 (23.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (21.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 56 (21.21%) Security Operations
17 51 (19.32%) Penetration Testing
18 48 (18.18%) Management Information System
18 48 (18.18%) TCP/IP
19 44 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
20 43 (16.29%) PCI DSS
21 42 (15.91%) Microsoft
22 39 (14.77%) SSCP
22 39 (14.77%) Ethical Hacking
22 39 (14.77%) CompTIA Security+
23 38 (14.39%) Windows Server
24 36 (13.64%) SQL
25 35 (13.26%) Java
25 35 (13.26%) Use Case

SANS
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:

Application Platforms
1 27 (10.23%) IIS
2 21 (7.95%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.52%) Apache Pig
3 4 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.76%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.38%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.58%) Office 365
2 13 (4.92%) Mimecast
3 7 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (39.02%) Firewall
2 48 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 44 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 29 (10.98%) VPN
5 26 (9.85%) Network Security
6 15 (5.68%) Internet
7 13 (4.92%) DKIM
7 13 (4.92%) DMARC
7 13 (4.92%) SSL
8 10 (3.79%) Wireless
9 9 (3.41%) VoIP
10 6 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
10 6 (2.27%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (2.27%) DHCP
10 6 (2.27%) DNS
10 6 (2.27%) IPsec
10 6 (2.27%) OpenVPN
11 5 (1.89%) SAN
12 4 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.82%) Big Data
3 5 (1.89%) MySQL
4 4 (1.52%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.38%) GIS
5 1 (0.38%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Metasploit
2 7 (2.65%) JIRA
3 4 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.52%) Bitbucket
3 4 (1.52%) CodeSonar
3 4 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.52%) git-flow
3 4 (1.52%) Robot Framework
3 4 (1.52%) Selenium
4 3 (1.14%) Burp Suite
4 3 (1.14%) Redmine
General
1 98 (37.12%) Finance
2 31 (11.74%) Banking
3 25 (9.47%) Legal
4 21 (7.95%) Private Banking
5 6 (2.27%) Games
6 5 (1.89%) Marketing
6 5 (1.89%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.14%) Local Government
8 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.76%) Retail
8 2 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (24.24%) Analyst
2 52 (19.70%) Security Engineer
3 47 (17.80%) Security Analyst
4 27 (10.23%) Information Analyst
5 26 (9.85%) Information Security Analyst
6 24 (9.09%) IT Manager
7 23 (8.71%) Infrastructure Manager
8 21 (7.95%) Finance Manager
8 21 (7.95%) Penetration Tester
8 21 (7.95%) Security Manager
8 21 (7.95%) Tester
9 17 (6.44%) IT Technical Manager
9 17 (6.44%) Senior Analyst
9 17 (6.44%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 17 (6.44%) Senior Tester
9 17 (6.44%) Technical Manager
10 15 (5.68%) Incident Analyst
10 15 (5.68%) Risk Manager
11 14 (5.30%) IT Finance Manager
11 14 (5.30%) IT Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.95%) MSMQ
1 21 (7.95%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (4.17%) Java EE
3 9 (3.41%) REST
4 6 (2.27%) .NET
4 6 (2.27%) STL
5 4 (1.52%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.52%) Django
5 4 (1.52%) LAMP
5 4 (1.52%) Node.js
5 4 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.52%) SOAP
5 4 (1.52%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.76%) J2EE
7 1 (0.38%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 21 (7.95%) Computer Science
2 21 (7.95%) Cyberthreat
3 19 (7.20%) PKI
4 18 (6.82%) Cyber Defence
5 12 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.17%) Fintech
7 9 (3.41%) Algorithms
7 9 (3.41%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.65%) Reinsurance
9 6 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.27%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (1.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 3 (1.14%) Cyberattack
13 2 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.76%) Replication
13 2 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 109 (41.29%) Windows
2 86 (32.58%) Linux
3 67 (25.38%) Unix
4 38 (14.39%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.17%) Kali Linux
6 9 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.03%) Android
7 8 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.27%) CentOS
8 6 (2.27%) Debian
8 6 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.27%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.52%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.76%) VMS
11 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (51.89%) Cybersecurity
2 121 (45.83%) Information Security
3 101 (38.26%) SIEM
4 73 (27.65%) OWASP
5 63 (23.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 56 (21.21%) Security Operations
7 51 (19.32%) Penetration Testing
8 39 (14.77%) Ethical Hacking
9 35 (13.26%) Use Case
10 33 (12.50%) ITIL
11 29 (10.98%) Data Protection
11 29 (10.98%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 28 (10.61%) Risk Management
13 27 (10.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 25 (9.47%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 25 (9.47%) Incident Management
14 25 (9.47%) Threat Intelligence
15 23 (8.71%) Data Loss Prevention
15 23 (8.71%) Risk Assessment
16 22 (8.33%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.64%) SQL
2 35 (13.26%) Java
3 34 (12.88%) C++
3 34 (12.88%) Python
4 27 (10.23%) C
5 16 (6.06%) C#
5 16 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 15 (5.68%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.68%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.79%) Bash Shell
8 9 (3.41%) Perl
9 7 (2.65%) PHP
10 6 (2.27%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.52%) Ruby
12 3 (1.14%) Korn
13 1 (0.38%) Go
Qualifications
1 175 (66.29%) CISSP
2 112 (42.42%) CISM
3 101 (38.26%) GIAC
4 72 (27.27%) CISA
5 70 (26.52%) CEH
6 39 (14.77%) CompTIA Security+
6 39 (14.77%) SSCP
7 34 (12.88%) CRISC
7 34 (12.88%) GCIH
8 32 (12.12%) CSSLP
9 31 (11.74%) Degree
10 28 (10.61%) CREST Certified
11 27 (10.23%) GCIA
11 27 (10.23%) Security Cleared
12 25 (9.47%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (7.20%) Network+ Certification
14 17 (6.44%) CCNA
14 17 (6.44%) OSCP
15 14 (5.30%) SC Cleared
16 13 (4.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (21.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (16.29%) PCI DSS
3 31 (11.74%) GDPR
4 24 (9.09%) COBIT
5 12 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 9 (3.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (2.65%) NIST 800
8 5 (1.89%) QA
8 5 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.52%) MiFID
10 2 (0.76%) BS7799
10 2 (0.76%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 21 (7.95%) Snort
2 19 (7.20%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.03%) Docker
5 6 (2.27%) pfSense
5 6 (2.27%) vSphere
6 3 (1.14%) NFS
6 3 (1.14%) Samba
6 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.14%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.76%) Firmware
7 2 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (9.47%) Nessus
2 16 (6.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 14 (5.30%) CSIRT
4 12 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (4.17%) SCOM
5 11 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
6 10 (3.79%) RSA enVision
6 10 (3.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (3.79%) WebInspect
7 7 (2.65%) FortiGate
7 7 (2.65%) Puppet
8 6 (2.27%) OpenVAS
8 6 (2.27%) OSSEC
9 5 (1.89%) Nmap
10 4 (1.52%) Salt
10 4 (1.52%) WMI
11 3 (1.14%) Ansible
11 3 (1.14%) Nagios
11 3 (1.14%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 42 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.88%) Cisco
3 24 (9.09%) McAfee
3 24 (9.09%) Symantec
4 23 (8.71%) Sophos
5 21 (7.95%) Palo Alto
6 18 (6.82%) CheckPoint
7 16 (6.06%) HP
7 16 (6.06%) Qualys
7 16 (6.06%) Sourcefire
8 15 (5.68%) Forcepoint
9 10 (3.79%) Blue Coat
9 10 (3.79%) F5
9 10 (3.79%) Juniper
10 9 (3.41%) Dell
10 9 (3.41%) Sun
11 8 (3.03%) VMware
12 7 (2.65%) FireEye
12 7 (2.65%) LogRhythm
13 6 (2.27%) Aruba