Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > London
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 644 643 760
Rank change year-on-year -1 +117 +89
Permanent jobs citing SANS 201 189 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 1.05% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 171 162 113
London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £44,500 £50,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,125 £89,750
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 16554 17919 22479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.30% 24.10% 25.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12434 14779 18532
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.85% +8.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £83,750
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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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 -7 22 £70,000 +7.69% 4
East London +7 9 £77,500 +29.17% 1
West London +13 1 £100,000 -
South London -1 1 - -
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT jobs citing SANS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for SANS.

1 121 (60.20%) CISSP
2 105 (52.24%) Cybersecurity
3 99 (49.25%) Windows
4 91 (45.27%) Finance
5 90 (44.78%) Information Security
6 88 (43.78%) CISM
7 85 (42.29%) Linux
8 83 (41.29%) Firewall
8 83 (41.29%) GIAC
9 71 (35.32%) SIEM
10 55 (27.36%) Unix
11 52 (25.87%) Penetration Testing
12 47 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 43 (21.39%) TCP/IP
14 42 (20.90%) ITIL
15 41 (20.40%) CISA
16 40 (19.90%) CEH
17 37 (18.41%) SQL
18 36 (17.91%) Intrusion Detection
18 36 (17.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 36 (17.91%) CRISC
19 35 (17.41%) Cisco
20 34 (16.92%) COBIT
20 34 (16.92%) GCIA
20 34 (16.92%) GCIH
20 34 (16.92%) OWASP
21 33 (16.42%) CREST Certified
21 33 (16.42%) Security Operations
22 32 (15.92%) GDPR
22 32 (15.92%) Ethical Hacking

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 29 (14.43%) IIS
2 23 (11.44%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.98%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.99%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.99%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.46%) Office 365
2 10 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.49%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 83 (41.29%) Firewall
2 43 (21.39%) TCP/IP
3 36 (17.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 30 (14.93%) Network Security
5 20 (9.95%) Internet
6 14 (6.97%) VPN
7 11 (5.47%) VoIP
8 9 (4.48%) SAN
9 8 (3.98%) SSL
9 8 (3.98%) WAN
10 7 (3.48%) Wireless
11 6 (2.99%) DHCP
11 6 (2.99%) DNS
11 6 (2.99%) DSL
11 6 (2.99%) FTP
11 6 (2.99%) MPLS
11 6 (2.99%) Skype
11 6 (2.99%) SNMP
12 5 (2.49%) DKIM
12 5 (2.49%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.98%) Big Data
3 5 (2.49%) MySQL
4 4 (1.99%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.99%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.98%) Metasploit
2 7 (3.48%) JIRA
3 5 (2.49%) Burp Suite
4 4 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.99%) Bitbucket
4 4 (1.99%) CodeSonar
4 4 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.99%) git-flow
4 4 (1.99%) Robot Framework
4 4 (1.99%) Selenium
5 3 (1.49%) Redmine
6 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 91 (45.27%) Finance
2 32 (15.92%) Banking
3 29 (14.43%) Private Banking
4 16 (7.96%) Legal
5 4 (1.99%) Marketing
5 4 (1.99%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.00%) Local Government
6 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Advertising
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Automotive
7 1 (0.50%) Games
7 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (27.36%) Analyst
2 34 (16.92%) Security Analyst
3 23 (11.44%) Security Engineer
4 19 (9.45%) IT Manager
5 18 (8.96%) Security Manager
6 17 (8.46%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (7.96%) Information Analyst
7 16 (7.96%) Information Security Analyst
7 16 (7.96%) Infrastructure Manager
8 15 (7.46%) Finance Manager
8 15 (7.46%) Penetration Tester
8 15 (7.46%) Tester
9 12 (5.97%) Check Point Analyst
9 12 (5.97%) Cisco Analyst
9 12 (5.97%) Cisco Security Analyst
9 12 (5.97%) Incident Analyst
9 12 (5.97%) Senior Incident Analyst
10 11 (5.47%) IT Analyst
10 11 (5.47%) IT Engineer
10 11 (5.47%) IT Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.44%) MSMQ
1 23 (11.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (4.98%) Java EE
3 8 (3.98%) REST
4 6 (2.99%) STL
5 4 (1.99%) .NET
5 4 (1.99%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.99%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.99%) Django
5 4 (1.99%) LAMP
5 4 (1.99%) Node.js
5 4 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.99%) SOAP
5 4 (1.99%) Spring MVC
6 3 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.43%) Management Information System
2 16 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.97%) Computer Science
4 13 (6.47%) Cyberthreat
5 12 (5.97%) Cyber Defence
5 12 (5.97%) Reinsurance
6 9 (4.48%) Algorithms
6 9 (4.48%) Data Structures
6 9 (4.48%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (3.98%) PKI
8 7 (3.48%) Fintech
9 6 (2.99%) Replication
10 4 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
12 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.00%) Shadow IT
12 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.50%) CESG
13 1 (0.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 99 (49.25%) Windows
2 85 (42.29%) Linux
3 55 (27.36%) Unix
4 31 (15.42%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.48%) Kali Linux
7 6 (2.99%) Android
7 6 (2.99%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.99%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.49%) CentOS
9 3 (1.49%) Debian
9 3 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.00%) VMS
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.50%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (52.24%) Cybersecurity
2 90 (44.78%) Information Security
3 71 (35.32%) SIEM
4 52 (25.87%) Penetration Testing
5 47 (23.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (20.90%) ITIL
7 34 (16.92%) OWASP
8 33 (16.42%) Security Operations
9 32 (15.92%) Ethical Hacking
10 30 (14.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 29 (14.43%) Client Onboarding
11 29 (14.43%) Data Protection
12 26 (12.94%) Computer Security
13 25 (12.44%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 25 (12.44%) Threat Intelligence
13 25 (12.44%) Use Case
14 23 (11.44%) Malware Analysis
15 21 (10.45%) Change Management
16 19 (9.45%) Kalman Filter
16 19 (9.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (18.41%) SQL
2 26 (12.94%) Java
2 26 (12.94%) Python
3 24 (11.94%) C++
4 21 (10.45%) C
5 18 (8.96%) C#
6 11 (5.47%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.48%) PowerShell
8 8 (3.98%) Perl
8 8 (3.98%) PHP
9 7 (3.48%) Ruby
9 7 (3.48%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.99%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.99%) Korn
12 1 (0.50%) C-shell
12 1 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 121 (60.20%) CISSP
2 88 (43.78%) CISM
3 83 (41.29%) GIAC
4 41 (20.40%) CISA
5 40 (19.90%) CEH
6 36 (17.91%) CRISC
7 34 (16.92%) GCIA
7 34 (16.92%) GCIH
8 33 (16.42%) CREST Certified
9 23 (11.44%) OSCP
10 22 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (10.45%) SSCP
12 20 (9.95%) Degree
12 20 (9.95%) Security Cleared
13 19 (9.45%) CompTIA Security+
13 19 (9.45%) Network+ Certification
14 17 (8.46%) CCNA
15 14 (6.97%) CSSLP
15 14 (6.97%) Master's Degree
16 12 (5.97%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (17.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (16.92%) COBIT
3 32 (15.92%) GDPR
4 21 (10.45%) PCI DSS
5 15 (7.46%) NIST 800
6 10 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.00%) QA
9 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 18 (8.96%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (6.97%) Active Directory
3 11 (5.47%) Snort
4 10 (4.98%) vSphere
5 7 (3.48%) Docker
6 6 (2.99%) Firmware
7 5 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (1.49%) NFS
8 3 (1.49%) pfSense
8 3 (1.49%) Samba
8 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.49%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (11.44%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 19 (9.45%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (5.97%) CSIRT
3 12 (5.97%) Nessus
4 10 (4.98%) SCOM
5 9 (4.48%) Puppet
6 7 (3.48%) WebInspect
7 6 (2.99%) WMI
8 5 (2.49%) Ansible
8 5 (2.49%) Nmap
8 5 (2.49%) RSA enVision
8 5 (2.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.99%) Salt
10 3 (1.49%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.49%) Nagios
10 3 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.49%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.49%) XenMobile
11 2 (1.00%) OpenVAS
11 2 (1.00%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 35 (17.41%) Cisco
2 26 (12.94%) McAfee
2 26 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 20 (9.95%) CheckPoint
3 20 (9.95%) Dell
4 19 (9.45%) Blue Coat
5 15 (7.46%) Symantec
6 14 (6.97%) FireEye
7 11 (5.47%) Palo Alto
7 11 (5.47%) VMware
8 10 (4.98%) HP
8 10 (4.98%) Qualys
8 10 (4.98%) Sophos
9 9 (4.48%) Sun
10 8 (3.98%) Citrix
11 7 (3.48%) Forcepoint
11 7 (3.48%) Sourcefire
12 6 (2.99%) EqualLogic
12 6 (2.99%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.99%) Veeam