Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CESG Certified Professional qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CESG Certified Professional (CCP)
UK
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1033 969 1017
Rank change year-on-year -64 +48 +173
Permanent jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 146 196 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.46% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 96 176 216
UK median annual salary £58,500 £60,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.50% -7.69% -
10th Percentile £37,875 £38,563 £41,250
90th Percentile £83,500 £91,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% -8.33%

CESG Certified Professional 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 41,011 42,555 55,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.60% 24.94% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,037 33,372 44,632
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.89% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,400 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,898 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.18% +6.25%

CESG Certified Professional
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CESG Certified Professional as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional.

Salary trend for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional within the UK over the 6 months to 26 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
England -68 135 £58,500 -2.50% 26
UK excluding London -1 99 £57,500 -4.17% 13
South West -11 39 £55,500 -7.50% 2
London -66 37 £72,500 -12.12% 13
South East -2 29 £58,500 -2.50% 9
North of England +14 16 £77,500 +14.81% 1
North West +7 11 £82,000 +21.48%
West Midlands +1 8 £40,500 -32.50% 1
Midlands -4 8 £40,500 -32.50% 1
East of England -27 5 £62,500 +4.17%
Yorkshire - 4 £50,000 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
North East - 1 £48,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 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 with a requirement for CESG Certified Professional.

1 115 (78.77%) CISSP
2 105 (71.92%) Information Security
3 95 (65.07%) CISM
4 82 (56.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 70 (47.95%) Security Cleared
5 70 (47.95%) Information Assurance
6 69 (47.26%) Cybersecurity
7 58 (39.73%) CESG
8 53 (36.30%) Risk Management
9 47 (32.19%) Security Architecture
10 43 (29.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 42 (28.77%) Management Information System
12 40 (27.40%) Firewall
13 38 (26.03%) SC Cleared
14 36 (24.66%) RMADS
15 33 (22.60%) Risk Assessment
16 28 (19.18%) PKI
17 27 (18.49%) Security Management
18 25 (17.12%) SABSA
19 24 (16.44%) DV Cleared
20 23 (15.75%) Finance
20 23 (15.75%) Degree
20 23 (15.75%) Security Testing
21 22 (15.07%) PCI DSS
22 21 (14.38%) C
23 20 (13.70%) TOGAF
24 19 (13.01%) IIS
24 19 (13.01%) Information Security Management
24 19 (13.01%) CLAS
25 18 (12.33%) ITIL

CESG Certified Professional
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (13.01%) IIS
2 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Office 365
2 6 (4.11%) SaaS
3 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.68%) Cloudflare
4 1 (0.68%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Route 53
4 1 (0.68%) Serverless
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.40%) Firewall
2 11 (7.53%) Internet
3 7 (4.79%) Network Security
4 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.05%) DHCP
5 3 (2.05%) DNS
6 1 (0.68%) HTTP
6 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.68%) SAN
6 1 (0.68%) SSL
6 1 (0.68%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.05%) GIS
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.68%) MySQL
2 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.68%) Artifactory
2 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (15.75%) Finance
2 8 (5.48%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.48%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.79%) Legal
3 7 (4.79%) Marketing
4 4 (2.74%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.74%) Electronics
5 2 (1.37%) Automotive
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (47.26%) Consultant
2 56 (38.36%) Security Consultant
3 24 (16.44%) Architect
3 24 (16.44%) Information Security Consultant
3 24 (16.44%) Security Architect
4 20 (13.70%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 18 (12.33%) Security Manager
6 13 (8.90%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Architect
7 12 (8.22%) Senior Security Architect
8 10 (6.85%) IT Manager
8 10 (6.85%) IT Security Manager
8 10 (6.85%) Senior Consultant
9 9 (6.16%) Security Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Information Assurance Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Senior Security Consultant
11 7 (4.79%) Security Officer
12 6 (4.11%) Information Manager
12 6 (4.11%) Security Specialist
12 6 (4.11%) Senior Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.96%) Web Services
2 1 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 58 (39.73%) CESG
2 42 (28.77%) Management Information System
3 28 (19.18%) PKI
4 15 (10.27%) CESG CLAS
5 11 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (5.48%) Smart Meter
8 6 (4.11%) NHS
8 6 (4.11%) SCADA
9 5 (3.42%) BYOD
10 4 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (2.74%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (2.74%) Smart Energy
11 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
12 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.68%) Clustering
13 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.48%) Windows
2 2 (1.37%) Linux
3 1 (0.68%) CentOS
3 1 (0.68%) CoreOS
3 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (71.92%) Information Security
2 70 (47.95%) Information Assurance
3 69 (47.26%) Cybersecurity
4 53 (36.30%) Risk Management
5 47 (32.19%) Security Architecture
6 33 (22.60%) Risk Assessment
7 27 (18.49%) Security Management
8 25 (17.12%) SABSA
9 23 (15.75%) Security Testing
10 20 (13.70%) TOGAF
11 19 (13.01%) Information Security Management
12 18 (12.33%) ITIL
13 17 (11.64%) Incident Management
13 17 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (10.27%) SIEM
14 15 (10.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 14 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (9.59%) Risk Analysis
16 13 (8.90%) Business Development
16 13 (8.90%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.38%) C
2 2 (1.37%) SQL
3 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.68%) Java
3 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.68%) Python
3 1 (0.68%) Ruby
3 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 115 (78.77%) CISSP
2 95 (65.07%) CISM
3 70 (47.95%) Security Cleared
4 38 (26.03%) SC Cleared
5 24 (16.44%) DV Cleared
6 23 (15.75%) Degree
7 19 (13.01%) CLAS
8 17 (11.64%) CISA
9 15 (10.27%) IISP
10 14 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (6.16%) CREST Certified
11 9 (6.16%) TOGAF Certification
12 8 (5.48%) SANS
13 7 (4.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 7 (4.79%) ISACA
14 6 (4.11%) CCNP
14 6 (4.11%) CCSP
14 6 (4.11%) CompTIA Security+
15 5 (3.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 4 (2.74%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (56.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 43 (29.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 36 (24.66%) RMADS
4 22 (15.07%) PCI DSS
5 17 (11.64%) GDPR
5 17 (11.64%) JSP 440
6 8 (5.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (2.74%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (2.05%) COBIT
9 3 (2.05%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (1.37%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.68%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.68%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) GlusterFS
2 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.68%) vSphere
2 1 (0.68%) XenApp
2 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) Ansible
1 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.68%) Nagios
1 1 (0.68%) OSSEC
1 1 (0.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (5.48%) Cisco
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.42%) CheckPoint
4 4 (2.74%) VMware
5 3 (2.05%) Clearswift
5 3 (2.05%) Symantec
6 2 (1.37%) SAP
7 1 (0.68%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.68%) Capita
7 1 (0.68%) Citrix
7 1 (0.68%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.68%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.68%) New Relic
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle
7 1 (0.68%) Red Hat