Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > London
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 629 649 695
Rank change year-on-year +20 +46 +117
Permanent jobs citing SANS 207 188 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 1.10% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 153 150 168
London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +18.18%
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £103,750 £85,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%

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 16,471 17,068 20,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 23.01% 23.37% 25.04%
Number of salaries quoted 12,263 13,117 17,419
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -38 31 £72,500 +23.40% 4
East London -12 6 £64,250 -1.15%
North London +8 5 £42,500 -22.73%
West London +18 1 £85,000 +21.43% 3
South London -6 1 £56,000 -10.40%
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 137 (66.18%) CISSP
2 112 (54.11%) Information Security
3 107 (51.69%) Cybersecurity
4 94 (45.41%) CISM
5 74 (35.75%) OWASP
6 73 (35.27%) GIAC
7 69 (33.33%) Windows
8 68 (32.85%) SIEM
9 66 (31.88%) CISA
10 64 (30.92%) Penetration Testing
11 62 (29.95%) Firewall
11 62 (29.95%) Security Operations
12 60 (28.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 56 (27.05%) Linux
14 52 (25.12%) Finance
15 44 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
16 40 (19.32%) CCNA
17 38 (18.36%) Management Information System
17 38 (18.36%) Python
17 38 (18.36%) Ethical Hacking
18 35 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
19 34 (16.43%) Java
20 33 (15.94%) C++
20 33 (15.94%) TCP/IP
20 33 (15.94%) CEH
21 32 (15.46%) PCI DSS
21 32 (15.46%) SSCP
22 31 (14.98%) Microsoft
23 30 (14.49%) Risk Management
23 30 (14.49%) CompTIA Security+

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 12 (5.80%) Apache Pig
2 8 (3.86%) IIS
3 2 (0.97%) Apache
3 2 (0.97%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.73%) Office 365
2 8 (3.86%) Mimecast
3 6 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.90%) Serverless
4 5 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.97%) SaaS
6 1 (0.48%) IaaS
6 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (29.95%) Firewall
2 33 (15.94%) TCP/IP
3 23 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (8.21%) SSL
5 13 (6.28%) Internet
6 12 (5.80%) HTTP
7 11 (5.31%) Network Security
8 9 (4.35%) VPN
9 8 (3.86%) DKIM
9 8 (3.86%) DMARC
10 7 (3.38%) SAN
10 7 (3.38%) VoIP
11 6 (2.90%) DNS
11 6 (2.90%) Wireless
12 5 (2.42%) Cisco Firepower
12 5 (2.42%) SMTP
13 4 (1.93%) DHCP
13 4 (1.93%) IPsec
14 3 (1.45%) Sourcefire
15 1 (0.48%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.59%) Big Data
2 13 (6.28%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.80%) Apache Hive
3 12 (5.80%) Hadoop
4 11 (5.31%) MySQL
5 1 (0.48%) GIS
5 1 (0.48%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 11 (5.31%) JIRA
2 10 (4.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (4.83%) Bitbucket
2 10 (4.83%) CodeSonar
2 10 (4.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.83%) git-flow
2 10 (4.83%) Robot Framework
2 10 (4.83%) Selenium
3 2 (0.97%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.48%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.48%) Redmine
General
1 52 (25.12%) Finance
2 13 (6.28%) Banking
3 12 (5.80%) Legal
4 11 (5.31%) Games
5 10 (4.83%) Retail
6 6 (2.90%) Local Government
7 4 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.97%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (20.29%) Analyst
2 39 (18.84%) Security Analyst
3 38 (18.36%) Security Engineer
4 29 (14.01%) Security Manager
5 24 (11.59%) Architect
6 22 (10.63%) Security Architect
7 19 (9.18%) Information Analyst
7 19 (9.18%) Operational Security Manager
7 19 (9.18%) Security Operations Manager
8 18 (8.70%) Information Security Analyst
8 18 (8.70%) Operations Manager
9 15 (7.25%) Penetration Tester
9 15 (7.25%) Tester
10 14 (6.76%) Information Security Engineer
11 13 (6.28%) Consultant
12 12 (5.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 11 (5.31%) Security Consultant
14 10 (4.83%) Software Engineer
15 9 (4.35%) Senior Penetration Tester
15 9 (4.35%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.28%) .NET
1 13 (6.28%) Java EE
2 11 (5.31%) ASP.NET
2 11 (5.31%) LAMP
2 11 (5.31%) STL
3 10 (4.83%) .NET Framework
3 10 (4.83%) Django
3 10 (4.83%) Node.js
3 10 (4.83%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (4.83%) REST
3 10 (4.83%) SOAP
3 10 (4.83%) Spring MVC
4 2 (0.97%) J2EE
4 2 (0.97%) MSMQ
4 2 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.48%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.48%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.36%) Management Information System
2 29 (14.01%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.66%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.28%) Fintech
5 12 (5.80%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (5.31%) Data Centre
7 10 (4.83%) PKI
8 9 (4.35%) Algorithms
8 9 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
8 9 (4.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (3.38%) Data Structures
9 7 (3.38%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.93%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.93%) PMI
11 3 (1.45%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.48%) Replication
13 1 (0.48%) SCADA
13 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 69 (33.33%) Windows
2 56 (27.05%) Linux
3 22 (10.63%) Unix
4 15 (7.25%) Android
4 15 (7.25%) Apple iOS
5 12 (5.80%) Mac OS X
5 12 (5.80%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.38%) Windows 10
7 6 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.97%) Solaris
9 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (54.11%) Information Security
2 107 (51.69%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (35.75%) OWASP
4 68 (32.85%) SIEM
5 64 (30.92%) Penetration Testing
6 62 (29.95%) Security Operations
7 38 (18.36%) Ethical Hacking
8 35 (16.91%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (14.49%) Risk Management
10 28 (13.53%) Incident Management
11 25 (12.08%) Security Architecture
11 25 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 24 (11.59%) Use Case
13 23 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
14 21 (10.14%) Reverse Engineering
15 18 (8.70%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
15 18 (8.70%) Malware Analysis
16 17 (8.21%) Risk Assessment
17 16 (7.73%) TOGAF
17 16 (7.73%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.36%) Python
2 34 (16.43%) Java
3 33 (15.94%) C++
4 29 (14.01%) C
5 19 (9.18%) PowerShell
6 16 (7.73%) C#
6 16 (7.73%) JavaScript
7 15 (7.25%) Bash Shell
8 12 (5.80%) Objective-C
8 12 (5.80%) Perl
9 11 (5.31%) PHP
10 9 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 7 (3.38%) Ruby
12 4 (1.93%) SQL
13 2 (0.97%) Go
14 1 (0.48%) Korn
14 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 137 (66.18%) CISSP
2 94 (45.41%) CISM
3 73 (35.27%) GIAC
4 66 (31.88%) CISA
5 44 (21.26%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (19.32%) CCNA
7 33 (15.94%) CEH
8 32 (15.46%) SSCP
9 30 (14.49%) CompTIA Security+
10 27 (13.04%) Degree
11 25 (12.08%) Security Cleared
12 21 (10.14%) CSSLP
13 20 (9.66%) CRISC
14 16 (7.73%) Network+ Certification
15 15 (7.25%) OSCP
16 14 (6.76%) Linux+ Certification
16 14 (6.76%) MCSE
16 14 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (5.31%) CREST Certified
17 11 (5.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (28.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (15.46%) PCI DSS
3 16 (7.73%) GDPR
4 10 (4.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 8 (3.86%) COBIT
5 8 (3.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (2.42%) GCP
7 3 (1.45%) HIPAA
7 3 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.97%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.97%) COSO
8 2 (0.97%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.97%) QA
9 1 (0.48%) BS7799
9 1 (0.48%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.48%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.48%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.48%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.80%) Docker
3 11 (5.31%) vSphere
4 3 (1.45%) Snort
5 1 (0.48%) Firmware
5 1 (0.48%) NFS
5 1 (0.48%) Samba
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (7.25%) Single Sign-On
2 11 (5.31%) Puppet
3 10 (4.83%) Salt
4 7 (3.38%) Nessus
4 7 (3.38%) QRadar
5 5 (2.42%) CASB
6 3 (1.45%) RSA enVision
6 3 (1.45%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (1.45%) SCOM
6 3 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.97%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.97%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.97%) Nmap
7 2 (0.97%) WMI
8 1 (0.48%) Ansible
8 1 (0.48%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.48%) FTK
8 1 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.48%) SCCM
8 1 (0.48%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.70%) Symantec
3 17 (8.21%) Cisco
4 11 (5.31%) McAfee
4 11 (5.31%) Palo Alto
4 11 (5.31%) Sophos
5 10 (4.83%) Splunk
6 8 (3.86%) Forcepoint
7 7 (3.38%) Fortinet
8 6 (2.90%) Cybereason
8 6 (2.90%) FireEye
9 5 (2.42%) ArcSight
9 5 (2.42%) LogRhythm
9 5 (2.42%) VMware
10 4 (1.93%) Qualys
11 3 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.45%) F5
11 3 (1.45%) Juniper
11 3 (1.45%) Veracode
12 2 (0.97%) CyberArk