Period
to 24 January 2019

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

SANS Institute
England > London
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 633 584 645
Rank change year-on-year -49 +61 +118
Permanent jobs citing SANS 150 249 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.10% 1.57% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 104 214 146
London median annual salary £65,000 £71,250 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.77% +5.56% +3.85%
10th Percentile £41,625 £40,150 £47,500
90th Percentile £102,475 £100,000 £88,125
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £59,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% -3.36% -0.83%

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 13,611 15,810 16,988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.58% 22.56% 23.98%
Number of salaries quoted 10,122 12,289 13,930
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 24 January 2019.

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 24 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
Central London +9 16 £92,500 +76.19% 5
West London +30 2 £70,000 -30.00% 1
North London - 1 £85,000 -
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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.

1 120 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 95 (63.33%) CISSP
3 87 (58.00%) Information Security
4 64 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 61 (40.67%) Firewall
6 59 (39.33%) GIAC
7 56 (37.33%) Penetration Testing
8 52 (34.67%) SIEM
8 52 (34.67%) CISM
9 49 (32.67%) Linux
10 45 (30.00%) Windows
11 40 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
12 39 (26.00%) CISA
13 37 (24.67%) Problem-Solving
14 35 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 34 (22.67%) CEH
16 32 (21.33%) PowerShell
16 32 (21.33%) TCP/IP
16 32 (21.33%) Unix
16 32 (21.33%) C
17 30 (20.00%) Security Architecture
18 28 (18.67%) SQL
18 28 (18.67%) Security Operations
19 26 (17.33%) Finance
20 25 (16.67%) Risk Management
20 25 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
20 25 (16.67%) Management Information System
20 25 (16.67%) GCIH
20 25 (16.67%) OWASP
20 25 (16.67%) Google

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 2 (1.33%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.33%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (14.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 21 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (10.00%) Office 365
5 11 (7.33%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.33%) Google Drive
6 2 (1.33%) OpenDNS
6 2 (1.33%) SaaS
6 2 (1.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 61 (40.67%) Firewall
2 35 (23.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 32 (21.33%) TCP/IP
4 17 (11.33%) Network Security
5 9 (6.00%) Wireshark
6 8 (5.33%) HTTP
6 8 (5.33%) SSL
7 7 (4.67%) Internet
8 6 (4.00%) FCoE
8 6 (4.00%) SNMP
9 4 (2.67%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (2.67%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.33%) DNS
10 2 (1.33%) IPsec
10 2 (1.33%) SMTP
10 2 (1.33%) Wireless
11 1 (0.67%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) Big Data
2 2 (1.33%) Apache Hive
2 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.33%) MySQL
2 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Metasploit
2 8 (5.33%) JIRA
3 6 (4.00%) Redmine
4 2 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.33%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.33%) CodeSonar
4 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.33%) git-flow
4 2 (1.33%) Robot Framework
4 2 (1.33%) Selenium
5 1 (0.67%) AppScan
5 1 (0.67%) SonarQube
General
1 26 (17.33%) Finance
2 21 (14.00%) Legal
3 8 (5.33%) Marketing
4 7 (4.67%) Banking
4 7 (4.67%) Games
5 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.33%) Retail
7 4 (2.67%) Front Office
8 2 (1.33%) Electronics
8 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (29.33%) Analyst
2 41 (27.33%) Security Engineer
3 40 (26.67%) Security Analyst
4 35 (23.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 21 (14.00%) Consultant
6 20 (13.33%) Security Consultant
7 19 (12.67%) Senior Analyst
8 17 (11.33%) Senior Security Analyst
9 15 (10.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 14 (9.33%) Architect
10 14 (9.33%) Security Architect
11 11 (7.33%) Applications Engineer
12 10 (6.67%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 9 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 9 (6.00%) Java Engineer
13 9 (6.00%) Security Manager
14 7 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 7 (4.67%) Malware Engineer
14 7 (4.67%) Operations Engineer
14 7 (4.67%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.00%) Regular Expression
2 11 (7.33%) Web Services
3 10 (6.67%) .NET
4 6 (4.00%) Node.js
4 6 (4.00%) SOAP
5 4 (2.67%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.33%) Django
6 2 (1.33%) Java EE
6 2 (1.33%) LAMP
6 2 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.33%) REST
6 2 (1.33%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.33%) STL
7 1 (0.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 21 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.33%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (5.33%) PKI
5 7 (4.67%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (4.00%) Cybercrime
7 5 (3.33%) Fintech
7 5 (3.33%) User Experience
8 4 (2.67%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.67%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (2.00%) Cyberattack
9 3 (2.00%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.33%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (32.67%) Linux
2 45 (30.00%) Windows
3 32 (21.33%) Unix
4 9 (6.00%) Kali Linux
4 9 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (5.33%) Debian
6 4 (2.67%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.33%) Android
7 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.33%) Solaris
8 1 (0.67%) CentOS
8 1 (0.67%) Fedora
8 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (80.00%) Cybersecurity
2 87 (58.00%) Information Security
3 56 (37.33%) Penetration Testing
4 52 (34.67%) SIEM
5 40 (26.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 37 (24.67%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (20.00%) Security Architecture
8 28 (18.67%) Security Operations
9 25 (16.67%) OWASP
9 25 (16.67%) Risk Management
9 25 (16.67%) SABSA
9 25 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (15.33%) Threat Detection
10 23 (15.33%) TOGAF
10 23 (15.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 20 (13.33%) Data Loss Prevention
11 20 (13.33%) GAP Analysis
11 20 (13.33%) Identity Access Management
12 19 (12.67%) Security Monitoring
13 18 (12.00%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.33%) C
1 32 (21.33%) PowerShell
2 28 (18.67%) SQL
3 23 (15.33%) C++
3 23 (15.33%) Python
4 19 (12.67%) C#
5 17 (11.33%) VB
6 14 (9.33%) Java
7 13 (8.67%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.00%) Korn
9 5 (3.33%) Perl
10 3 (2.00%) Go
11 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.33%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.33%) PHP
11 2 (1.33%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (63.33%) CISSP
2 59 (39.33%) GIAC
3 52 (34.67%) CISM
4 39 (26.00%) CISA
5 34 (22.67%) CEH
6 25 (16.67%) GCIH
7 24 (16.00%) GCIA
8 23 (15.33%) Degree
9 21 (14.00%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (12.67%) Security Cleared
11 17 (11.33%) CCNA
12 15 (10.00%) CREST Certified
13 14 (9.33%) CompTIA Security+
13 14 (9.33%) SSCP
14 12 (8.00%) Network+ Certification
15 11 (7.33%) GSEC
16 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (6.00%) Linux+ Certification
17 9 (6.00%) MCSE
17 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (10.67%) GDPR
3 9 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (6.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.00%) FINRA
4 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.33%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.67%) COBIT
6 1 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.67%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.67%) PSD2
6 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.67%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 9 (6.00%) Snort
2 7 (4.67%) Docker
2 7 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.00%) NFS
3 6 (4.00%) Samba
3 6 (4.00%) VMware NSX
4 5 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.33%) Squid
6 2 (1.33%) vSphere
7 1 (0.67%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (12.67%) CSIRT
2 15 (10.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 14 (9.33%) Nessus
4 12 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (8.00%) QRadar
5 9 (6.00%) CASB
5 9 (6.00%) EnCase
5 9 (6.00%) FTK
5 9 (6.00%) Nexpose
5 9 (6.00%) Puppet
5 9 (6.00%) Suricata
6 7 (4.67%) Ansible
6 7 (4.67%) Nagios
6 7 (4.67%) vCenter Server
7 5 (3.33%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.00%) AirWatch
8 3 (2.00%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 2 (1.33%) Salt
10 1 (0.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.67%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 25 (16.67%) Google
2 22 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.67%) Symantec
3 18 (12.00%) Forcepoint
4 17 (11.33%) Palo Alto
5 16 (10.67%) Splunk
6 15 (10.00%) McAfee
6 15 (10.00%) Sun
7 14 (9.33%) Cisco
8 12 (8.00%) ArcSight
8 12 (8.00%) CyberArk
8 12 (8.00%) LogRhythm
8 12 (8.00%) Qualys
8 12 (8.00%) VMware
9 10 (6.67%) CheckPoint
10 9 (6.00%) Bomgar
10 9 (6.00%) IBM
10 9 (6.00%) ServiceNow
10 9 (6.00%) Sophos
10 9 (6.00%) Trend Micro