Period
to

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 28 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > London
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 772 539 544
Rank change year-on-year -233 +5 +89
Permanent jobs citing SANS 116 77 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 1.19% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 85 68 69
10th Percentile £55,000 £57,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £85,000 £85,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year - +21.43% -6.67%
75th Percentile £120,000 - £85,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £92,875 £95,000
England median annual salary £82,500 £71,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% +18.75% -

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 13,466 6,464 7,354
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.66% 18.29% 19.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,892 4,648 5,632
10th Percentile £38,750 £37,510 £32,500
25th Percentile £49,750 £48,750 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £100,000 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SANS in London

SANS
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for SANS in London

SANS
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing SANS in London over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -24 20 £98,750 +23.44% 3
West London - 1 £75,000 -
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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 70 (60.34%) Information Security
2 57 (49.14%) Finance
3 54 (46.55%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (39.66%) GIAC
5 45 (38.79%) CISSP
6 42 (36.21%) PowerShell
7 41 (35.34%) SIEM
8 40 (34.48%) Azure
8 40 (34.48%) Python
9 39 (33.62%) AWS
10 37 (31.90%) CISM
11 30 (25.86%) GCIH
12 29 (25.00%) Splunk
13 28 (24.14%) Security Architecture
14 27 (23.28%) Bash
14 27 (23.28%) GCFA
14 27 (23.28%) Asset Management
14 27 (23.28%) GREM
15 26 (22.41%) Datadog
15 26 (22.41%) Application Security
15 26 (22.41%) Risk Management
15 26 (22.41%) McAfee
15 26 (22.41%) Sun
15 26 (22.41%) SolarWinds
15 26 (22.41%) OWASP
15 26 (22.41%) Network Security
16 23 (19.83%) Degree
16 23 (19.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 23 (19.83%) Vulnerability Management
16 23 (19.83%) Windows

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 1 (0.86%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 11 (9.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (5.17%) InVision
2 6 (5.17%) Sketch
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (34.48%) Azure
2 39 (33.62%) AWS
3 26 (22.41%) Datadog
4 14 (12.07%) PaaS
4 14 (12.07%) SaaS
5 12 (10.34%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (6.03%) IaaS
8 6 (5.17%) Azure Sentinel
9 5 (4.31%) Azure Functions
9 5 (4.31%) GCP
9 5 (4.31%) Serverless
10 4 (3.45%) Google Workspace
11 2 (1.72%) Azure Logic Apps
11 2 (1.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.41%) Network Security
2 20 (17.24%) Firewall
3 6 (5.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.45%) HTTP
4 4 (3.45%) SSL
5 3 (2.59%) HTTPS
5 3 (2.59%) Internet
5 3 (2.59%) IPsec
5 3 (2.59%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.59%) LAN
5 3 (2.59%) NNTP
5 3 (2.59%) WAN
5 3 (2.59%) Wireless
5 3 (2.59%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) Power BI
2 1 (0.86%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.86%) Big Data
2 1 (0.86%) DB2
2 1 (0.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.86%) MySQL
2 1 (0.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (9.48%) Burp Suite
2 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.03%) Selenium
3 6 (5.17%) Cypress.io
3 6 (5.17%) PostCSS
4 3 (2.59%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (0.86%) CodeSonar
5 1 (0.86%) git-flow
5 1 (0.86%) JIRA
5 1 (0.86%) Robot Framework
General
1 57 (49.14%) Finance
2 14 (12.07%) Legal
2 14 (12.07%) Social Skills
3 12 (10.34%) Marketing
4 8 (6.90%) Retail
5 6 (5.17%) Games
5 6 (5.17%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
7 4 (3.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (2.59%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (1.72%) Banking
10 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.86%) Law
10 1 (0.86%) Military
10 1 (0.86%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 32 (27.59%) Analyst
2 26 (22.41%) Financial Analyst
2 26 (22.41%) Incident Analyst
2 26 (22.41%) SIEM Analyst
2 26 (22.41%) Splunk Analyst
3 13 (11.21%) Architect
3 13 (11.21%) Security Architect
3 13 (11.21%) Security Engineer
4 12 (10.34%) Consultant
4 12 (10.34%) Security Consultant
5 10 (8.62%) Developer
6 8 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 6 (5.17%) React Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior React Developer
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Security Consultant
8 5 (4.31%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.48%) .NET
2 9 (7.76%) ASP.NET
3 7 (6.03%) Node.js
4 6 (5.17%) CSS
4 6 (5.17%) CSS3
4 6 (5.17%) GraphQL
4 6 (5.17%) HTML
4 6 (5.17%) HTML5
4 6 (5.17%) Puppeteer
4 6 (5.17%) React
4 6 (5.17%) Sass
4 6 (5.17%) Spring
4 6 (5.17%) Spring Boot
4 6 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (5.17%) Web Components
5 5 (4.31%) J2EE
6 4 (3.45%) SAML
7 2 (1.72%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.86%) LAMP
8 1 (0.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.93%) Management Information System
2 14 (12.07%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (12.07%) Data Centre
3 13 (11.21%) PKI
4 11 (9.48%) Linux Command Line
4 11 (9.48%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (8.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (5.17%) Mobile App
6 6 (5.17%) User Experience
7 4 (3.45%) CSOC
7 4 (3.45%) IoT
8 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
8 3 (2.59%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.72%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.86%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.83%) Windows
2 18 (15.52%) Linux
3 11 (9.48%) Kali Linux
4 5 (4.31%) Unix
5 3 (2.59%) AIX
5 3 (2.59%) zOS
6 1 (0.86%) Android
6 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (60.34%) Information Security
2 54 (46.55%) Cybersecurity
3 41 (35.34%) SIEM
4 28 (24.14%) Security Architecture
5 27 (23.28%) Asset Management
6 26 (22.41%) Application Security
6 26 (22.41%) OWASP
6 26 (22.41%) Risk Management
7 23 (19.83%) Vulnerability Management
8 19 (16.38%) Agile
9 18 (15.52%) DevOps
9 18 (15.52%) Threat Intelligence
10 17 (14.66%) Penetration Testing
10 17 (14.66%) Red Team
11 16 (13.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 15 (12.93%) Security Operations
13 13 (11.21%) Analytics
13 13 (11.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 12 (10.34%) Ethical Hacking
14 12 (10.34%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.21%) PowerShell
2 40 (34.48%) Python
3 27 (23.28%) Bash
4 21 (18.10%) C#
5 13 (11.21%) Java
6 12 (10.34%) C
7 7 (6.03%) JavaScript
7 7 (6.03%) SQL
8 6 (5.17%) ES6
8 6 (5.17%) ES7
8 6 (5.17%) Kotlin
8 6 (5.17%) Objective-C
8 6 (5.17%) Scala
8 6 (5.17%) TypeScript
9 5 (4.31%) C++
10 1 (0.86%) PHP
10 1 (0.86%) Rust
Qualifications
1 46 (39.66%) GIAC
2 45 (38.79%) CISSP
3 37 (31.90%) CISM
4 30 (25.86%) GCIH
5 27 (23.28%) GCFA
5 27 (23.28%) GREM
6 23 (19.83%) Degree
7 20 (17.24%) CISA
8 18 (15.52%) OSCP
9 16 (13.79%) CREST Certified
10 15 (12.93%) OSCE
11 11 (9.48%) CEH
12 9 (7.76%) GPEN
13 7 (6.03%) GCIA
14 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (5.17%) Security Cleared
15 5 (4.31%) Cyber Scheme
15 5 (4.31%) PMI Certification
15 5 (4.31%) PMP
15 5 (4.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (19.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (16.38%) NIST
3 13 (11.21%) GRC
4 8 (6.90%) GDPR
4 8 (6.90%) PCI DSS
5 7 (6.03%) HIPAA
6 6 (5.17%) QA
6 6 (5.17%) WCAG
7 5 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (3.45%) COBIT
8 4 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (3.45%) SOC 2
9 2 (1.72%) COSO
9 2 (1.72%) NCSC
10 1 (0.86%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 19 (16.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.90%) Docker
3 7 (6.03%) Firmware
4 1 (0.86%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.86%) OpenIDM
4 1 (0.86%) RACF
4 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.72%) EnCase
4 1 (0.86%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.86%) CASB
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.86%) Puppet
4 1 (0.86%) QRadar
4 1 (0.86%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (25.00%) Splunk
2 26 (22.41%) McAfee
2 26 (22.41%) SolarWinds
2 26 (22.41%) Sun
3 12 (10.34%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.45%) Google
4 4 (3.45%) Qualys
5 3 (2.59%) AlienVault
5 3 (2.59%) Apple
5 3 (2.59%) Okta
6 2 (1.72%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.72%) Intel
6 2 (1.72%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.86%) CA
7 1 (0.86%) F5
7 1 (0.86%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle