Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CESG Certified Professional (CCP)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 933 1007 1013
Rank change year-on-year +74 +6 +114
Permanent jobs citing CESG Certified Professional 185 173 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.100% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 106 116 139
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -8.00% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,625 £45,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.60% -7.50% +9.09%

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 36,043 41,119 45,727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.10% 23.75% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 26,360 31,892 36,330
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +55 147 £60,000 +4.35% 36
UK excluding London +51 110 £57,500 +3.60% 32
South West +2 48 £55,000 -5.17% 8
London +55 36 £72,500 +5.45% 5
South East +35 24 £62,500 +4.17% 9
Midlands +22 16 £60,000 +33.33% 5
North of England +37 14 £75,000 +54.64% 7
North West +34 13 £75,000 -33.33% 3
West Midlands +30 10 £60,000 +33.33% 3
East of England +37 8 £75,000 +4.66% 2
East Midlands - 6 £62,500 - 2
Yorkshire +30 1 £65,000 +52.94% 3

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 130 (70.27%) CISSP
2 118 (63.78%) Information Security
3 111 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 88 (47.57%) Security Cleared
5 81 (43.78%) Security Architecture
6 76 (41.08%) Information Assurance
7 71 (38.38%) CESG
8 69 (37.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 68 (36.76%) CISM
10 61 (32.97%) Management Information System
11 52 (28.11%) TOGAF
11 52 (28.11%) SC Cleared
12 46 (24.86%) Risk Management
13 41 (22.16%) SABSA
14 40 (21.62%) Degree
15 39 (21.08%) Firewall
16 38 (20.54%) CREST Certified
17 33 (17.84%) DV Cleared
18 31 (16.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 29 (15.68%) Cryptography
20 28 (15.14%) PKI
21 27 (14.59%) ITIL
21 27 (14.59%) Cyberattack
22 24 (12.97%) Security Testing
22 24 (12.97%) SIEM
22 24 (12.97%) Penetration Testing
23 23 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
23 23 (12.43%) RMADS
23 23 (12.43%) Threat Intelligence
24 22 (11.89%) Virtual Team

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 13 (7.03%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.70%) IaaS
2 5 (2.70%) PaaS
2 5 (2.70%) SaaS
3 4 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (21.08%) Firewall
2 8 (4.32%) Internet
3 7 (3.78%) Network Security
4 5 (2.70%) VPN
4 5 (2.70%) WAN
5 4 (2.16%) DNS
5 4 (2.16%) FTP
5 4 (2.16%) HTTP
5 4 (2.16%) SMTP
5 4 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.54%) LAN
7 1 (0.54%) VLAN
7 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.08%) GIS
2 1 (0.54%) Big Data
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Ant
General
1 21 (11.35%) Finance
2 11 (5.95%) Marketing
3 10 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.86%) Retail
5 7 (3.78%) Electronics
5 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.16%) Local Government
7 3 (1.62%) Advertising
7 3 (1.62%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (37.30%) Architect
2 65 (35.14%) Security Architect
3 52 (28.11%) Consultant
4 47 (25.41%) Security Consultant
5 29 (15.68%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 22 (11.89%) Penetration Tester
6 22 (11.89%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 22 (11.89%) Senior Tester
6 22 (11.89%) Tester
7 20 (10.81%) Security Penetration Tester
7 20 (10.81%) Security Tester
8 14 (7.57%) Information Security Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 9 (4.86%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 9 (4.86%) Senior Architect
10 8 (4.32%) Security Manager
11 7 (3.78%) Analyst
11 7 (3.78%) Security Analyst
12 6 (3.24%) Information Manager
12 6 (3.24%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.86%) ModSecurity
1 9 (4.86%) Web Services
2 5 (2.70%) SOAP
3 3 (1.62%) OAuth
3 3 (1.62%) REST
3 3 (1.62%) SAML
4 2 (1.08%) JSON
4 2 (1.08%) Middleware
4 2 (1.08%) RESTful
4 2 (1.08%) XML
5 1 (0.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.54%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 71 (38.38%) CESG
2 61 (32.97%) Management Information System
3 28 (15.14%) PKI
4 27 (14.59%) Cyberattack
5 22 (11.89%) Virtual Team
6 16 (8.65%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (5.95%) NHS
8 10 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (5.41%) CESG CLAS
9 8 (4.32%) Cyberthreat
10 5 (2.70%) Cloud Native
10 5 (2.70%) Smart Meter
10 5 (2.70%) Social Media
11 3 (1.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.62%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.62%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.62%) SCADA
12 2 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 2 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.19%) Windows
2 10 (5.41%) Unix
3 9 (4.86%) Linux
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (63.78%) Information Security
2 111 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
3 81 (43.78%) Security Architecture
4 76 (41.08%) Information Assurance
5 52 (28.11%) TOGAF
6 46 (24.86%) Risk Management
7 41 (22.16%) SABSA
8 29 (15.68%) Cryptography
9 27 (14.59%) ITIL
10 24 (12.97%) Penetration Testing
10 24 (12.97%) Security Testing
10 24 (12.97%) SIEM
11 23 (12.43%) Threat Intelligence
12 22 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (11.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 22 (11.89%) Digital Forensics
12 22 (11.89%) Ethical Hacking
13 20 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
13 20 (10.81%) Service Delivery
14 17 (9.19%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.95%) C
2 1 (0.54%) Java
2 1 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 130 (70.27%) CISSP
2 88 (47.57%) Security Cleared
3 68 (36.76%) CISM
4 52 (28.11%) SC Cleared
5 40 (21.62%) Degree
6 38 (20.54%) CREST Certified
7 33 (17.84%) DV Cleared
8 23 (12.43%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (10.81%) TOGAF Certification
10 17 (9.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 16 (8.65%) CLAS
11 16 (8.65%) ISSAP
11 16 (8.65%) Master's Degree
12 15 (8.11%) CompTIA Security+
12 15 (8.11%) IISP
12 15 (8.11%) ISACA
13 11 (5.95%) CEH
14 10 (5.41%) SANS
15 8 (4.32%) CRISC
16 7 (3.78%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (37.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (16.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 23 (12.43%) RMADS
4 17 (9.19%) GDPR
5 9 (4.86%) COBIT
5 9 (4.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 7 (3.78%) JSP 440
7 6 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (2.70%) QA
9 3 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 3 (1.62%) vSphere
2 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.08%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.54%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (1.08%) SCCM
1 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (4.86%) Cisco
2 8 (4.32%) SAP
3 5 (2.70%) VMware
4 4 (2.16%) Citrix
4 4 (2.16%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.62%) Google
6 2 (1.08%) Infor
7 1 (0.54%) Oracle
7 1 (0.54%) SmartCo