Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 577 613 706
Rank change year-on-year +36 +93 +142
Permanent jobs citing SANS 252 208 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.59% 1.29% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 209 161 135
London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +23.81%
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £46,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% - +20.00%

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 15,883 16,100 21,127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 23.01% 23.58% 25.69%
Number of salaries quoted 12,081 12,844 17,645
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,658
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.55% +3.68%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +7 43 £56,000 -10.40% 1
East London +2 8 £65,000 -
North London +2 5 £42,500 -22.73%
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 180 (71.43%) CISSP
2 131 (51.98%) Cybersecurity
3 127 (50.40%) Information Security
4 116 (46.03%) CISM
5 95 (37.70%) SIEM
6 92 (36.51%) GIAC
7 90 (35.71%) OWASP
8 87 (34.52%) Windows
9 86 (34.13%) CISA
10 79 (31.35%) Firewall
10 79 (31.35%) Finance
11 76 (30.16%) Security Operations
12 67 (26.59%) Linux
13 62 (24.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 55 (21.83%) CEH
15 52 (20.63%) Penetration Testing
15 52 (20.63%) Management Information System
16 51 (20.24%) PCI DSS
17 46 (18.25%) SSCP
18 44 (17.46%) CompTIA Security+
19 42 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
20 41 (16.27%) Microsoft
20 41 (16.27%) Unix
20 41 (16.27%) Stakeholder Management
21 39 (15.48%) CSSLP
22 38 (15.08%) Use Case
23 36 (14.29%) Risk Management
23 36 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
24 35 (13.89%) CCNA
24 35 (13.89%) Incident Management

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 18 (7.14%) IIS
2 9 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.17%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.79%) Apache
5 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.73%) Office 365
2 15 (5.95%) Mimecast
3 8 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (31.35%) Firewall
2 30 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 25 (9.92%) VPN
4 20 (7.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (5.95%) DKIM
5 15 (5.95%) DMARC
5 15 (5.95%) Network Security
6 14 (5.56%) SSL
7 12 (4.76%) Sourcefire
8 9 (3.57%) Wireless
9 8 (3.17%) IPsec
10 7 (2.78%) Internet
10 7 (2.78%) SAN
11 6 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.38%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (2.38%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (2.38%) HTTP
11 6 (2.38%) OpenVPN
12 5 (1.98%) DHCP
12 5 (1.98%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.51%) Big Data
2 16 (6.35%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.17%) Apache Hive
3 8 (3.17%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.78%) MySQL
5 2 (0.79%) GIS
5 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 7 (2.78%) JIRA
2 6 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (2.38%) Bitbucket
2 6 (2.38%) CodeSonar
2 6 (2.38%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.38%) git-flow
2 6 (2.38%) Robot Framework
2 6 (2.38%) Selenium
3 4 (1.59%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.40%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Redmine
General
1 79 (31.35%) Finance
2 23 (9.13%) Banking
3 19 (7.54%) Legal
4 13 (5.16%) Games
5 9 (3.57%) Private Banking
6 6 (2.38%) Retail
6 6 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.98%) Local Government
7 5 (1.98%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.59%) Marketing
9 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 59 (23.41%) Security Engineer
2 50 (19.84%) Analyst
3 45 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 29 (11.51%) Security Manager
5 25 (9.92%) Architect
5 25 (9.92%) Information Analyst
6 24 (9.52%) Information Security Analyst
6 24 (9.52%) Security Architect
7 18 (7.14%) Penetration Tester
7 18 (7.14%) Tester
8 16 (6.35%) Operational Security Manager
8 16 (6.35%) Security Operations Manager
9 15 (5.95%) Consultant
9 15 (5.95%) Operations Manager
9 15 (5.95%) Senior Penetration Tester
9 15 (5.95%) Senior Tester
10 13 (5.16%) Information Security Engineer
10 13 (5.16%) Security Consultant
11 12 (4.76%) IT Manager
12 10 (3.97%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.37%) Java EE
2 9 (3.57%) .NET
2 9 (3.57%) MSMQ
2 9 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (3.17%) REST
4 7 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.78%) LAMP
4 7 (2.78%) STL
5 6 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.38%) Django
5 6 (2.38%) Node.js
5 6 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (2.38%) SOAP
5 6 (2.38%) Spring MVC
6 2 (0.79%) J2EE
7 1 (0.40%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.40%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 52 (20.63%) Management Information System
2 23 (9.13%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.33%) PKI
4 18 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (6.35%) Computer Science
6 13 (5.16%) Cyber Defence
6 13 (5.16%) Fintech
7 12 (4.76%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.98%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.98%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 5 (1.98%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.59%) PMI
12 3 (1.19%) Cybercrime
13 2 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
13 2 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 87 (34.52%) Windows
2 67 (26.59%) Linux
3 41 (16.27%) Unix
4 23 (9.13%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.76%) Android
5 12 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 9 (3.57%) Kali Linux
7 7 (2.78%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.38%) CentOS
8 6 (2.38%) Debian
8 6 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (51.98%) Cybersecurity
2 127 (50.40%) Information Security
3 95 (37.70%) SIEM
4 90 (35.71%) OWASP
5 76 (30.16%) Security Operations
6 52 (20.63%) Penetration Testing
7 41 (16.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (15.08%) Use Case
9 36 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (14.29%) Risk Management
10 35 (13.89%) Incident Management
11 34 (13.49%) Ethical Hacking
12 26 (10.32%) Risk Assessment
12 26 (10.32%) Security Architecture
13 24 (9.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 21 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
14 21 (8.33%) Data Protection
15 19 (7.54%) Change Control
15 19 (7.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 18 (7.14%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.49%) Python
2 33 (13.10%) Java
3 31 (12.30%) C++
4 25 (9.92%) C
5 14 (5.56%) C#
5 14 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 14 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 14 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 14 (5.56%) SQL
6 10 (3.97%) Bash Shell
7 8 (3.17%) Objective-C
7 8 (3.17%) Perl
7 8 (3.17%) PHP
8 3 (1.19%) Go
8 3 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.40%) Korn
9 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 180 (71.43%) CISSP
2 116 (46.03%) CISM
3 92 (36.51%) GIAC
4 86 (34.13%) CISA
5 55 (21.83%) CEH
6 46 (18.25%) SSCP
7 44 (17.46%) CompTIA Security+
8 42 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (15.48%) CSSLP
10 35 (13.89%) CCNA
11 31 (12.30%) Degree
12 27 (10.71%) CRISC
12 27 (10.71%) Security Cleared
13 17 (6.75%) SC Cleared
14 16 (6.35%) CREST Certified
14 16 (6.35%) Linux+ Certification
15 12 (4.76%) OSCP
16 11 (4.37%) EC-Council LPT
16 11 (4.37%) ECSA
16 11 (4.37%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (24.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 51 (20.24%) PCI DSS
3 21 (8.33%) GDPR
4 15 (5.95%) COBIT
5 12 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (1.98%) GCP
8 5 (1.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (1.59%) MiFID
9 4 (1.59%) QA
10 3 (1.19%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.79%) Actionable Recommendations
11 2 (0.79%) BS7799
11 2 (0.79%) COSO
11 2 (0.79%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.40%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.40%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.40%) PSD2
System Software
1 18 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.56%) Snort
3 10 (3.97%) Docker
4 7 (2.78%) vSphere
5 6 (2.38%) pfSense
6 1 (0.40%) Firmware
6 1 (0.40%) NFS
6 1 (0.40%) Samba
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (7.54%) Nessus
2 16 (6.35%) Single Sign-On
3 12 (4.76%) CASB
4 7 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.78%) Puppet
4 7 (2.78%) QRadar
5 6 (2.38%) OpenVAS
5 6 (2.38%) OSSEC
5 6 (2.38%) RSA enVision
5 6 (2.38%) Salt
5 6 (2.38%) SCOM
5 6 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.98%) WebInspect
7 4 (1.59%) CSIRT
8 3 (1.19%) RSA Security Analytics
9 2 (0.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.79%) Nmap
10 1 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 41 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.71%) Symantec
3 25 (9.92%) Cisco
4 24 (9.52%) Palo Alto
5 21 (8.33%) Sophos
6 18 (7.14%) McAfee
7 15 (5.95%) Forcepoint
8 12 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 12 (4.76%) Juniper
8 12 (4.76%) LogRhythm
9 11 (4.37%) F5
9 11 (4.37%) HP
10 9 (3.57%) Splunk
11 8 (3.17%) Qualys
12 6 (2.38%) AlienVault
12 6 (2.38%) Aruba
12 6 (2.38%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.38%) SonicWALL
12 6 (2.38%) WatchGuard