Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 651 717 693
Rank change year-on-year +66 -24 +89
Permanent jobs citing SANS 162 142 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.04% 0.83% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 116 118 166
London median annual salary £61,750 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.20% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £38,125 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £104,375 £87,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -4.35%

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 15,542 17,111 19,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.64% 22.83% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11,520 12,690 16,137
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,575 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 -16 19 £72,500 +38.10% 2
North London - 5 £42,500 -
West London - 3 £70,000 - 1
South London +4 1 £56,000 -10.40%
East London -18 1 £63,500 -9.29%
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 112 (69.14%) CISSP
2 95 (58.64%) Cybersecurity
3 77 (47.53%) Information Security
4 68 (41.98%) Penetration Testing
5 64 (39.51%) CISM
6 62 (38.27%) Firewall
6 62 (38.27%) GIAC
7 57 (35.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 56 (34.57%) SIEM
9 52 (32.10%) Windows
10 48 (29.63%) Linux
10 48 (29.63%) CISA
11 45 (27.78%) OWASP
12 44 (27.16%) Security Operations
13 41 (25.31%) Cisco Certification
14 40 (24.69%) TCP/IP
14 40 (24.69%) Security Cleared
15 36 (22.22%) CCNA
16 33 (20.37%) Python
17 32 (19.75%) Ethical Hacking
18 30 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
19 29 (17.90%) SSCP
19 29 (17.90%) Finance
20 28 (17.28%) C
20 28 (17.28%) PCI DSS
21 27 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
21 27 (16.67%) Java
21 27 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
22 26 (16.05%) Bash Shell

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 14 (8.64%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.23%) IIS
3 1 (0.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.26%) Google Cloud Platform
2 14 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.94%) Serverless
5 6 (3.70%) Office 365
6 4 (2.47%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.23%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.62%) IaaS
8 1 (0.62%) PaaS
8 1 (0.62%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (38.27%) Firewall
2 40 (24.69%) TCP/IP
3 23 (14.20%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (12.35%) HTTP
4 20 (12.35%) SSL
5 14 (8.64%) Internet
6 10 (6.17%) Network Security
7 8 (4.94%) Wireless
8 7 (4.32%) SAN
8 7 (4.32%) VoIP
9 6 (3.70%) FCoE
9 6 (3.70%) SNMP
10 5 (3.09%) DNS
11 4 (2.47%) Cisco Firepower
11 4 (2.47%) DKIM
11 4 (2.47%) DMARC
11 4 (2.47%) IPsec
11 4 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (2.47%) SMTP
12 2 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.73%) Big Data
2 14 (8.64%) Apache Hive
2 14 (8.64%) Hadoop
3 12 (7.41%) MySQL
3 12 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.62%) GIS
Development Applications
1 18 (11.11%) JIRA
2 12 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (7.41%) Bitbucket
2 12 (7.41%) CodeSonar
2 12 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.41%) git-flow
2 12 (7.41%) Robot Framework
2 12 (7.41%) Selenium
3 6 (3.70%) Redmine
General
1 29 (17.90%) Finance
2 12 (7.41%) Games
3 10 (6.17%) Retail
4 7 (4.32%) Banking
5 6 (3.70%) Legal
6 5 (3.09%) Local Government
7 4 (2.47%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.85%) Marketing
9 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (24.69%) Analyst
2 35 (21.60%) Security Analyst
3 22 (13.58%) Security Engineer
4 21 (12.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 19 (11.73%) Architect
6 17 (10.49%) Security Architect
6 17 (10.49%) Security Manager
7 14 (8.64%) Consultant
8 13 (8.02%) Operational Security Manager
8 13 (8.02%) Operations Manager
8 13 (8.02%) Security Operations Manager
8 13 (8.02%) Senior Security Engineer
9 12 (7.41%) Security Consultant
9 12 (7.41%) Software Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) C++ Software Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) Java Engineer
10 9 (5.56%) Java Software Engineer
11 7 (4.32%) Penetration Tester
11 7 (4.32%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.88%) Node.js
1 16 (9.88%) SOAP
2 15 (9.26%) Java EE
3 13 (8.02%) STL
4 12 (7.41%) .NET
4 12 (7.41%) .NET Framework
4 12 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 12 (7.41%) Django
4 12 (7.41%) LAMP
4 12 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (7.41%) REST
4 12 (7.41%) Spring MVC
5 2 (1.23%) Web Services
6 1 (0.62%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.62%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 23 (14.20%) Computer Science
4 14 (8.64%) Fintech
5 13 (8.02%) Cyber Defence
6 10 (6.17%) Data Centre
7 9 (5.56%) Algorithms
7 9 (5.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 8 (4.94%) PKI
9 7 (4.32%) Data Structures
9 7 (4.32%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (2.47%) Cloud Native
10 4 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.85%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.85%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.85%) PMI
12 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.10%) Windows
2 48 (29.63%) Linux
3 16 (9.88%) Mac OS X
4 15 (9.26%) Unix
5 14 (8.64%) Android
5 14 (8.64%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.47%) Solaris
7 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (58.64%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (47.53%) Information Security
3 68 (41.98%) Penetration Testing
4 56 (34.57%) SIEM
5 45 (27.78%) OWASP
6 44 (27.16%) Security Operations
7 32 (19.75%) Ethical Hacking
8 30 (18.52%) Problem-Solving
9 27 (16.67%) Reverse Engineering
10 25 (15.43%) Malware Analysis
11 24 (14.81%) Threat Intelligence
12 21 (12.96%) Software Engineering
13 20 (12.35%) Risk Management
13 20 (12.35%) Vulnerability Management
14 18 (11.11%) Security Architecture
14 18 (11.11%) User Stories
15 17 (10.49%) Analytics
15 17 (10.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 16 (9.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 15 (9.26%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.37%) Python
2 28 (17.28%) C
3 27 (16.67%) Java
4 26 (16.05%) Bash Shell
5 24 (14.81%) C++
6 17 (10.49%) PowerShell
7 15 (9.26%) C#
8 13 (8.02%) Objective-C
9 12 (7.41%) JavaScript
9 12 (7.41%) Perl
9 12 (7.41%) PHP
10 9 (5.56%) Ruby
11 6 (3.70%) Korn
11 6 (3.70%) SQL
12 5 (3.09%) Go
13 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 112 (69.14%) CISSP
2 64 (39.51%) CISM
3 62 (38.27%) GIAC
4 48 (29.63%) CISA
5 41 (25.31%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (24.69%) Security Cleared
7 36 (22.22%) CCNA
8 29 (17.90%) SSCP
9 27 (16.67%) CompTIA Security+
10 24 (14.81%) Network+ Certification
11 23 (14.20%) Degree
12 21 (12.96%) CEH
12 21 (12.96%) Linux+ Certification
12 21 (12.96%) MCSE
12 21 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
13 18 (11.11%) DV Cleared
13 18 (11.11%) SC Cleared
14 15 (9.26%) CSSLP
15 13 (8.02%) OSCP
16 12 (7.41%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (35.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (17.28%) PCI DSS
3 17 (10.49%) GDPR
4 10 (6.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (4.94%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (4.94%) GCP
6 6 (3.70%) COBIT
7 3 (1.85%) HIPAA
8 2 (1.23%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (1.23%) COSO
8 2 (1.23%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.62%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.62%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.62%) PSD2
9 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 18 (11.11%) Docker
2 13 (8.02%) vSphere
3 6 (3.70%) NFS
3 6 (3.70%) Samba
3 6 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (3.70%) VMware NSX
4 4 (2.47%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (11.11%) Puppet
2 12 (7.41%) Salt
3 8 (4.94%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (3.70%) Ansible
4 6 (3.70%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.70%) Nagios
4 6 (3.70%) vCenter Server
5 5 (3.09%) QRadar
6 2 (1.23%) CASB
6 2 (1.23%) CSIRT
6 2 (1.23%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (1.23%) WMI
7 1 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.62%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (12.35%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.41%) Cisco
2 12 (7.41%) Symantec
3 10 (6.17%) Google
4 9 (5.56%) McAfee
5 8 (4.94%) VMware
6 7 (4.32%) Splunk
7 6 (3.70%) EMC
7 6 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 6 (3.70%) NetApp
7 6 (3.70%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.09%) ArcSight
8 5 (3.09%) Cybereason
8 5 (3.09%) FireEye
8 5 (3.09%) LogRhythm
9 4 (2.47%) Forcepoint
9 4 (2.47%) Sophos
10 3 (1.85%) Veracode
11 2 (1.23%) CyberArk