Period
to 20 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term CESG in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited CESG over the 6 months to 20 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 974 981 930
Rank change year-on-year +7 -51 +82
Permanent jobs citing CESG 144 199 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.28% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 102 151 190
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £38,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +9.38%

CESG is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 62,584 70,139 70,005
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.84% 40.51% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47,950 54,146 57,218
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

CESG
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for CESG in the UK

CESG
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for CESG in the UK

CESG
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CESG over the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for CESG in the UK

CESG
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CESG 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 +41 136 £60,000 +9.09% 34
UK excluding London +48 113 £60,000 +20.00% 29
North of England +56 33 £60,000 +20.90% 4
South East +53 33 £65,000 +8.33% 8
North West +51 33 £60,000 -7.69% 2
London +39 24 £65,000 - 7
South West -43 22 £57,500 +15.00% 9
East of England +44 15 £75,000 -28.57% 2
West Midlands +38 11 £52,295 +4.59% 4
Midlands +22 11 £52,295 +4.59% 4
Wales +9 1 £55,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, IT jobs citing CESG 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.

1 99 (68.75%) Information Security
2 90 (62.50%) CISSP
3 71 (49.31%) CESG Certified Professional
4 68 (47.22%) Management Information System
5 59 (40.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 51 (35.42%) Risk Management
6 51 (35.42%) Security Architecture
7 45 (31.25%) Information Assurance
8 43 (29.86%) Security Management
9 41 (28.47%) TOGAF
9 41 (28.47%) Security Cleared
10 38 (26.39%) Information Security Management
11 37 (25.69%) ITIL
12 35 (24.31%) Network Security
13 34 (23.61%) Finance
14 33 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
15 31 (21.53%) Risk Analysis
16 30 (20.83%) ISMS
16 30 (20.83%) Data Protection
16 30 (20.83%) CREST Certified
16 30 (20.83%) Service Management
17 29 (20.14%) CISA
18 28 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
18 28 (19.44%) GDPR
19 27 (18.75%) Business Continuity
20 26 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (18.06%) SABSA
21 25 (17.36%) Degree
21 25 (17.36%) Firewall
21 25 (17.36%) Incident Management

CESG
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 8 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) assyst
1 1 (0.69%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.39%) SaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (24.31%) Network Security
2 25 (17.36%) Firewall
3 8 (5.56%) DNS
3 8 (5.56%) FTP
3 8 (5.56%) HTTP
3 8 (5.56%) SMTP
3 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.17%) WAN
5 4 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.78%) DHCP
5 4 (2.78%) DMZ
5 4 (2.78%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.78%) Internet
5 4 (2.78%) VPN
5 4 (2.78%) Wireless
5 4 (2.78%) X.400
6 3 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.69%) LAN
7 1 (0.69%) SSH
7 1 (0.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Ant
General
1 34 (23.61%) Finance
2 24 (16.67%) Legal
3 12 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.86%) Retail
5 6 (4.17%) Advertising
6 3 (2.08%) Electronics
6 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (38.89%) Architect
2 55 (38.19%) Security Architect
3 25 (17.36%) Security Manager
4 24 (16.67%) Information Manager
4 24 (16.67%) Information Security Manager
5 16 (11.11%) Consultant
6 15 (10.42%) Security Consultant
7 13 (9.03%) Senior Architect
7 13 (9.03%) Senior Security Architect
8 9 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (5.56%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 8 (5.56%) Subject Matter Expert
10 7 (4.86%) Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (4.86%) Security Advisor
10 7 (4.86%) Security Analyst
11 5 (3.47%) AWS Architect
11 5 (3.47%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 5 (3.47%) Penetration Tester
11 5 (3.47%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.03%) OAuth
1 13 (9.03%) SAML
2 10 (6.94%) Web Services
3 3 (2.08%) REST
3 3 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (0.69%) .NET
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 68 (47.22%) Management Information System
2 17 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.03%) PKI
4 10 (6.94%) CESG CLAS
5 8 (5.56%) Cloud Native
5 8 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.78%) Cyberattack
7 4 (2.78%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.78%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.78%) Replication
7 4 (2.78%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.08%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.39%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.39%) SCADA
10 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.81%) Windows
2 11 (7.64%) Linux
3 6 (4.17%) Unix
4 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (68.75%) Information Security
2 51 (35.42%) Risk Management
2 51 (35.42%) Security Architecture
3 45 (31.25%) Information Assurance
4 43 (29.86%) Security Management
5 41 (28.47%) TOGAF
6 38 (26.39%) Information Security Management
7 37 (25.69%) ITIL
8 33 (22.92%) Cybersecurity
9 31 (21.53%) Risk Analysis
10 30 (20.83%) Data Protection
10 30 (20.83%) ISMS
10 30 (20.83%) Service Management
11 28 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (18.75%) Business Continuity
13 26 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (18.06%) SABSA
14 25 (17.36%) Incident Management
15 23 (15.97%) Information Security Governance
15 23 (15.97%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.03%) C
2 4 (2.78%) Java
3 1 (0.69%) C#
3 1 (0.69%) C++
3 1 (0.69%) PHP
3 1 (0.69%) Python
3 1 (0.69%) Ruby
3 1 (0.69%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 90 (62.50%) CISSP
2 71 (49.31%) CESG Certified Professional
3 41 (28.47%) Security Cleared
4 30 (20.83%) CREST Certified
5 29 (20.14%) CISA
6 25 (17.36%) Degree
7 24 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (15.97%) CISM
8 23 (15.97%) SC Cleared
9 20 (13.89%) DV Cleared
10 19 (13.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 19 (13.19%) ISSAP
11 13 (9.03%) ISACA
11 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (8.33%) MCITP
12 12 (8.33%) MCSE
13 11 (7.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (6.94%) CLAS
15 8 (5.56%) IISP
16 6 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (40.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 28 (19.44%) GDPR
3 19 (13.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 18 (12.50%) PCI DSS
5 12 (8.33%) RMADS
6 8 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (4.86%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (4.86%) JSP 440
8 4 (2.78%) COBIT
8 4 (2.78%) Data Quality
8 4 (2.78%) ISO 31000
8 4 (2.78%) NIST 800
9 2 (1.39%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) vSphere
Vendors
1 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) Cisco
3 5 (3.47%) Google
3 5 (3.47%) Palo Alto
4 4 (2.78%) Fortinet
4 4 (2.78%) Juniper
4 4 (2.78%) SAP
5 3 (2.08%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.39%) Infor
7 1 (0.69%) Citrix
7 1 (0.69%) Darktrace
7 1 (0.69%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle
7 1 (0.69%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.69%) SmartCo