Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 319 339 334
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5 +11
Permanent jobs citing SANS 37 25 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 0.84% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 34 20 20
North West median annual salary £55,000 £43,750 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.71% -37.50% +27.27%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,375 £51,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £79,500 £81,250
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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,582 2,981 2,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.66% 22.57% 24.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,918 2,249 2,294
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SANS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SANS in the North West

SANS
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SANS in the North West.

Salary trend for SANS in the North West

SANS
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SANS in the North West over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for SANS in the North West

SANS
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SANS within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 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
Manchester +32 25 £50,000 -9.09% 3
Cheshire -13 7 £55,000 -8.33% 1
Merseyside - 5 £57,500 -
SANS
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 North West region with a requirement for SANS.

1 32 (86.49%) CISSP
1 32 (86.49%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (67.57%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (51.35%) OWASP
3 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (51.35%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (51.35%) Security Architecture
4 18 (48.65%) CISM
5 17 (45.95%) Windows
5 17 (45.95%) GCP
5 17 (45.95%) CSSLP
5 17 (45.95%) HIPAA
5 17 (45.95%) Artificial Intelligence
5 17 (45.95%) Cryptography
5 17 (45.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (45.95%) Veracode
6 16 (43.24%) Linux
7 15 (40.54%) Machine Learning
8 14 (37.84%) Software Deployment
8 14 (37.84%) Cyber Defence
9 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
10 12 (32.43%) Ethical Hacking
10 12 (32.43%) Android
11 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
11 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (29.73%) Python
11 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
12 10 (27.03%) PHP
12 10 (27.03%) .NET
12 10 (27.03%) Java

SANS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (21.62%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (51.35%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (45.95%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) Firewall
1 8 (21.62%) HTTP
1 8 (21.62%) SSL
1 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) Network Security
2 5 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.70%) Sourcefire
3 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) Big Data
1 9 (24.32%) Hadoop
2 8 (21.62%) Apache Hive
2 8 (21.62%) MySQL
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (21.62%) Bitbucket
1 8 (21.62%) CodeSonar
1 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
1 8 (21.62%) git-flow
1 8 (21.62%) JIRA
1 8 (21.62%) Robot Framework
1 8 (21.62%) Selenium
2 2 (5.41%) AppScan
2 2 (5.41%) Burp Suite
2 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Legal
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) C# Software Engineer
1 8 (21.62%) C++ Software Engineer
1 8 (21.62%) Java Engineer
1 8 (21.62%) Java Software Engineer
1 8 (21.62%) Software Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) IT Security Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) Security Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) IT Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) IT Security Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Security Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Security Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Senior IT Security Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Security Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) IT Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Penetration Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) .NET
1 10 (27.03%) ASP.NET
2 8 (21.62%) .NET Framework
2 8 (21.62%) Django
2 8 (21.62%) Java EE
2 8 (21.62%) LAMP
2 8 (21.62%) Node.js
2 8 (21.62%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (21.62%) REST
2 8 (21.62%) SOAP
2 8 (21.62%) Spring MVC
2 8 (21.62%) STL
3 3 (8.11%) JSON
3 3 (8.11%) XML
4 2 (5.41%) Ajax
4 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (37.84%) Cyber Defence
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Linux
3 12 (32.43%) Android
4 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
5 8 (21.62%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.41%) Unix
7 1 (2.70%) AIX
7 1 (2.70%) CentOS
7 1 (2.70%) HPUX
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Solaris
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) Penetration Testing
2 25 (67.57%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (51.35%) OWASP
3 19 (51.35%) Security Architecture
4 17 (45.95%) Artificial Intelligence
4 17 (45.95%) Cryptography
5 15 (40.54%) Machine Learning
6 14 (37.84%) Software Deployment
7 12 (32.43%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (24.32%) Information Security
10 8 (21.62%) API Design
10 8 (21.62%) Kanban
10 8 (21.62%) Multithreading
10 8 (21.62%) Reverse Engineering
10 8 (21.62%) Scrum
10 8 (21.62%) Software Engineering
10 8 (21.62%) Test Automation
10 8 (21.62%) User Stories
11 5 (13.51%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) JavaScript
1 11 (29.73%) Python
2 10 (27.03%) Java
2 10 (27.03%) Objective-C
2 10 (27.03%) PHP
3 8 (21.62%) Bash Shell
3 8 (21.62%) C
3 8 (21.62%) C#
3 8 (21.62%) C++
3 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
3 8 (21.62%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) Perl
5 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (86.49%) CISSP
2 18 (48.65%) CISM
3 17 (45.95%) CSSLP
4 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (24.32%) CREST Certified
4 9 (24.32%) GIAC
5 8 (21.62%) CCNA
5 8 (21.62%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (21.62%) DV Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) Linux+ Certification
5 8 (21.62%) MCSE
5 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (21.62%) Network+ Certification
5 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
5 8 (21.62%) SSCP
6 4 (10.81%) OSCP
7 2 (5.41%) OSCE
8 1 (2.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (2.70%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (45.95%) GCP
1 17 (45.95%) HIPAA
2 6 (16.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (16.22%) PCI DSS
3 5 (13.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Docker
1 8 (21.62%) vSphere
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Puppet
1 8 (21.62%) Salt
2 2 (5.41%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Veracode
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.70%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Splunk