Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CESG Certified Professional (CCP)
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1010 976 1082
Rank change year-on-year -34 +106 +140
Permanent jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 162 196 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 112 151 182
UK median annual salary £58,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.77% - -
10th Percentile £39,920 £46,250 £41,825
90th Percentile £78,750 £91,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,750 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.42% +9.09% -15.38%

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 41,555 44,572 58,410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 25.37% 27.67%
Number of salaries quoted 32,255 35,232 46,572
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for CESG Certified Professional in the UK

CESG Certified Professional
Top 12 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 24 February 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 -23 155 £58,000 -9.38% 27
UK excluding London +10 113 £56,750 -5.42% 22
South West +12 58 £55,250 -7.92% 3
London -44 39 £70,000 -12.50% 7
South East +10 31 £58,500 +6.36% 7
North of England +15 19 £49,250 -21.20% 8
North West +15 12 £77,500 +29.17% 5
North East -17 5 £48,500 -22.40%
Midlands +15 3 £40,000 -33.33% 2
West Midlands +8 3 £40,000 -33.33% 2
East of England -13 2 £71,658 +50.86%
Yorkshire - 2 £42,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 123 (75.93%) CISSP
2 106 (65.43%) Information Security
3 86 (53.09%) Security Cleared
4 83 (51.23%) CESG
5 80 (49.38%) CISM
6 78 (48.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 67 (41.36%) Information Assurance
7 67 (41.36%) Security Architecture
8 65 (40.12%) Cybersecurity
9 54 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 50 (30.86%) Management Information System
11 49 (30.25%) Firewall
12 41 (25.31%) Risk Management
13 40 (24.69%) Degree
14 36 (22.22%) RMADS
15 34 (20.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 30 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
17 29 (17.90%) TOGAF
18 27 (16.67%) DV Cleared
19 26 (16.05%) Finance
19 26 (16.05%) SABSA
20 25 (15.43%) ITIL
21 24 (14.81%) CLAS
22 23 (14.20%) Windows
22 23 (14.20%) PKI
23 22 (13.58%) PCI DSS
23 22 (13.58%) C
23 22 (13.58%) Security Management
24 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
24 21 (12.96%) Cisco Certification

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 14 (8.64%) IIS
2 4 (2.47%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) SaaS
2 7 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.32%) Office 365
3 4 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 4 (2.47%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 4 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (2.47%) Mimecast
3 4 (2.47%) OpenShift
3 4 (2.47%) Route 53
3 4 (2.47%) Serverless
3 4 (2.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (1.85%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.85%) PaaS
4 3 (1.85%) SoftLayer
5 2 (1.23%) Boomi
5 2 (1.23%) BPaaS
5 2 (1.23%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (30.25%) Firewall
2 16 (9.88%) Internet
3 12 (7.41%) Network Security
4 11 (6.79%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.32%) IPsec
6 5 (3.09%) VPN
7 4 (2.47%) HTTP
7 4 (2.47%) SSL
8 2 (1.23%) PSTN
8 2 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.62%) DNS
9 1 (0.62%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.62%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.62%) SAN
9 1 (0.62%) VLAN
9 1 (0.62%) Wireless
9 1 (0.62%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.47%) MySQL
1 4 (2.47%) NoSQL
1 4 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.47%) Artifactory
1 4 (2.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (2.47%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.47%) JIRA
1 4 (2.47%) SonarQube
1 4 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (2.47%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
General
1 26 (16.05%) Finance
2 11 (6.79%) Legal
3 9 (5.56%) Marketing
3 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.47%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.85%) Electronics
5 3 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.85%) Military
5 3 (1.85%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Automotive
6 2 (1.23%) Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Law
7 1 (0.62%) Billing
7 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (42.59%) Consultant
2 53 (32.72%) Security Consultant
3 32 (19.75%) Architect
4 31 (19.14%) Security Architect
5 21 (12.96%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 17 (10.49%) Information Security Consultant
7 14 (8.64%) Security Manager
8 12 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
9 9 (5.56%) Information Manager
9 9 (5.56%) Senior Security Consultant
10 8 (4.94%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 8 (4.94%) Information Assurance Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Information Assurance Leader
10 8 (4.94%) Security Engineer
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Architect
10 8 (4.94%) Senior Security Architect
11 6 (3.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 6 (3.70%) Information Assurance Manager
11 6 (3.70%) Information Security Manager
11 6 (3.70%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.49%) Web Services
2 7 (4.32%) OAuth
2 7 (4.32%) OpenID
2 7 (4.32%) REST
2 7 (4.32%) SAML
2 7 (4.32%) SOAP
3 4 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.62%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 83 (51.23%) CESG
2 50 (30.86%) Management Information System
3 23 (14.20%) PKI
4 18 (11.11%) CESG CLAS
5 10 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (6.17%) Smart Meter
6 9 (5.56%) NHS
7 5 (3.09%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.09%) Public Cloud
7 5 (3.09%) SCADA
7 5 (3.09%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (2.47%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.85%) Smart Energy
10 2 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.62%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.20%) Windows
2 19 (11.73%) Linux
3 12 (7.41%) Unix
4 4 (2.47%) CentOS
4 4 (2.47%) CoreOS
4 4 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.62%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (65.43%) Information Security
2 67 (41.36%) Information Assurance
2 67 (41.36%) Security Architecture
3 65 (40.12%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (25.31%) Risk Management
5 30 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
6 29 (17.90%) TOGAF
7 26 (16.05%) SABSA
8 25 (15.43%) ITIL
9 22 (13.58%) Security Management
10 21 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (12.35%) Security Operations
12 19 (11.73%) Information Security Management
13 18 (11.11%) Cryptography
14 16 (9.88%) Identity Access Management
15 13 (8.02%) Identity Management
15 13 (8.02%) Project Management
16 12 (7.41%) Business Development
16 12 (7.41%) Security Testing
16 12 (7.41%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.58%) C
2 6 (3.70%) Java
3 4 (2.47%) Bash Shell
3 4 (2.47%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.47%) Python
3 4 (2.47%) Ruby
3 4 (2.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (75.93%) CISSP
2 86 (53.09%) Security Cleared
3 80 (49.38%) CISM
4 54 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 40 (24.69%) Degree
6 27 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 24 (14.81%) CLAS
8 21 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (9.26%) CISA
9 15 (9.26%) IISP
10 13 (8.02%) SANS
11 11 (6.79%) CompTIA Security+
11 11 (6.79%) ISACA
11 11 (6.79%) SSCP
12 10 (6.17%) GIAC
13 9 (5.56%) CISMP
14 8 (4.94%) CREST Certified
14 8 (4.94%) CRISC
14 8 (4.94%) ISSAP
15 7 (4.32%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (48.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (22.22%) RMADS
3 34 (20.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 22 (13.58%) PCI DSS
5 18 (11.11%) GDPR
6 13 (8.02%) JSP 440
7 8 (4.94%) COBIT
8 6 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
9 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (1.85%) ISAE 3402
10 3 (1.85%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.62%) GPG13
11 1 (0.62%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 1 (0.62%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) Docker
1 4 (2.47%) GlusterFS
1 4 (2.47%) VirtualBox
1 4 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.62%) vSphere
2 1 (0.62%) XenApp
2 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) Ansible
1 4 (2.47%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.47%) Nagios
1 4 (2.47%) OSSEC
1 4 (2.47%) Terraform
2 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 10 (6.17%) Cisco
2 6 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.47%) New Relic
3 4 (2.47%) Oracle
3 4 (2.47%) Red Hat
3 4 (2.47%) VMware
4 3 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.85%) SAP
5 2 (1.23%) Capita
5 2 (1.23%) Dell
5 2 (1.23%) IBM
5 2 (1.23%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.62%) Citrix
6 1 (0.62%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.62%) Google
6 1 (0.62%) Juniper
6 1 (0.62%) McAfee
6 1 (0.62%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.62%) SolarWinds