Period
to 21 February 2018

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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 989 942 954
Rank change year-on-year -47 +12 +108
Permanent jobs citing CESG 199 245 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 154 170 215
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £45,000 £39,800 £36,100
90th Percentile £87,125 £90,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% - -12.50%

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 73,503 71,496 88,248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.69% 40.65% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 57,829 58,467 70,858
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%

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 21 February 2018.

Salary histogram for CESG in the UK

CESG
Top 14 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 21 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 -56 169 £55,000 - 14
UK excluding London -65 118 £50,000 -4.76% 9
South West +19 77 £45,000 - 1
London +12 51 £65,000 - 6
North of England -7 17 £55,000 - 5
South East -23 14 £60,000 +14.29% 2
North West +7 13 £75,000 +11.11% 3
Midlands -11 8 £50,000 -
West Midlands -24 6 £50,000 -20.00%
East Midlands -11 2 - -
Yorkshire -11 2 £42,500 -22.73% 2
North East -24 2 £56,136 +35.27%
East of England -17 1 £105,000 +250.00%
Scotland - 1 £51,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 115 (57.79%) Information Security
2 108 (54.27%) CISSP
3 90 (45.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 87 (43.72%) Security Cleared
5 82 (41.21%) CESG Certified Professional
6 81 (40.70%) Security Architecture
7 76 (38.19%) Firewall
8 65 (32.66%) SC Cleared
9 54 (27.14%) Linux
10 51 (25.63%) Windows
11 50 (25.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 49 (24.62%) TOGAF
12 49 (24.62%) Network Security
13 46 (23.12%) CISM
13 46 (23.12%) TCP/IP
14 45 (22.61%) DV Cleared
14 45 (22.61%) Information Assurance
15 44 (22.11%) ITIL
15 44 (22.11%) Cisco Certification
15 44 (22.11%) Cybersecurity
16 39 (19.60%) HTTP
17 37 (18.59%) Microsoft
17 37 (18.59%) PCI DSS
17 37 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
17 37 (18.59%) Virtual Environments
18 36 (18.09%) DNS
19 35 (17.59%) DHCP
19 35 (17.59%) FTP
19 35 (17.59%) SMTP
19 35 (17.59%) CCNA

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 13 (6.53%) IIS
2 6 (3.02%) SAS
3 4 (2.01%) Confluence
4 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (2.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 4 (2.01%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.01%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 4 (2.01%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (2.01%) OpenShift
2 4 (2.01%) Route 53
2 4 (2.01%) Serverless
2 4 (2.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (1.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 76 (38.19%) Firewall
2 49 (24.62%) Network Security
3 46 (23.12%) TCP/IP
4 39 (19.60%) HTTP
5 36 (18.09%) DNS
6 35 (17.59%) DHCP
6 35 (17.59%) DMZ
6 35 (17.59%) FTP
6 35 (17.59%) SMTP
6 35 (17.59%) X.400
7 27 (13.57%) HTTPS
8 16 (8.04%) Internet
9 10 (5.03%) Wireless
10 7 (3.52%) IPsec
10 7 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.51%) BIG-IP
11 5 (2.51%) VPN
12 4 (2.01%) SSL
13 2 (1.01%) PSTN
14 1 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 4 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (2.01%) MongoDB
1 4 (2.01%) MySQL
1 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
1 4 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.01%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Artifactory
1 4 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (2.01%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.01%) JIRA
1 4 (2.01%) SonarQube
1 4 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (2.01%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 12 (6.03%) Retail
3 10 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.02%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.02%) Legal
4 6 (3.02%) Marketing
5 5 (2.51%) Electronics
6 4 (2.01%) Banking
6 4 (2.01%) Law
6 4 (2.01%) Local Government
7 3 (1.51%) Automotive
7 3 (1.51%) Military
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.01%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (26.13%) Architect
2 51 (25.63%) Security Architect
3 41 (20.60%) Consultant
4 33 (16.58%) Security Consultant
5 27 (13.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (12.06%) Network Engineer
7 22 (11.06%) Cloud Architect
7 22 (11.06%) Security Engineer
8 19 (9.55%) Senior Architect
8 19 (9.55%) Senior Security Architect
9 18 (9.05%) Security Manager
10 14 (7.04%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (6.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.53%) Analyst
12 11 (5.53%) Information Analyst
12 11 (5.53%) Information Security Analyst
12 11 (5.53%) Security Analyst
13 10 (5.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 10 (5.03%) Information Manager
14 9 (4.52%) Principal Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.04%) Web Services
2 7 (3.52%) OAuth
2 7 (3.52%) OpenID
2 7 (3.52%) REST
2 7 (3.52%) SAML
2 7 (3.52%) SOAP
3 4 (2.01%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.01%) Middleware
5 1 (0.50%) CSS
5 1 (0.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.59%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (17.59%) Management Information System
3 22 (11.06%) CESG CLAS
4 13 (6.53%) PKI
5 10 (5.03%) Data Protection Act
5 10 (5.03%) Smart Meter
6 8 (4.02%) Mobile App
7 6 (3.02%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (2.51%) Security Operations Centre
9 4 (2.01%) Cyberattack
9 4 (2.01%) Cybercrime
9 4 (2.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.01%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (2.01%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.51%) Smart Energy
11 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.01%) SCADA
12 1 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
12 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.50%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.14%) Linux
2 51 (25.63%) Windows
3 8 (4.02%) Unix
4 4 (2.01%) Android
4 4 (2.01%) CentOS
4 4 (2.01%) CoreOS
4 4 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (57.79%) Information Security
2 81 (40.70%) Security Architecture
3 49 (24.62%) TOGAF
4 45 (22.61%) Information Assurance
5 44 (22.11%) Cybersecurity
5 44 (22.11%) ITIL
6 37 (18.59%) Virtual Environments
7 35 (17.59%) Infrastructure Management
7 35 (17.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 34 (17.09%) SABSA
9 33 (16.58%) Risk Analysis
10 30 (15.08%) Risk Assessment
11 23 (11.56%) Customer Requirements
12 22 (11.06%) Risk Management
13 20 (10.05%) Penetration Testing
14 19 (9.55%) Identity Access Management
14 19 (9.55%) ISMS
15 18 (9.05%) Data Protection
15 18 (9.05%) Information Security Management
16 17 (8.54%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.54%) C
2 7 (3.52%) Java
3 6 (3.02%) Python
4 4 (2.01%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.01%) C++
4 4 (2.01%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.01%) Ruby
4 4 (2.01%) SQL
5 2 (1.01%) R
Qualifications
1 108 (54.27%) CISSP
2 87 (43.72%) Security Cleared
3 82 (41.21%) CESG Certified Professional
4 65 (32.66%) SC Cleared
5 46 (23.12%) CISM
6 45 (22.61%) DV Cleared
7 44 (22.11%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (17.59%) CCNA
8 35 (17.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 32 (16.08%) Degree
10 22 (11.06%) CLAS
11 14 (7.04%) CISA
11 14 (7.04%) IISP
12 13 (6.53%) ISSAP
13 12 (6.03%) CRISC
14 11 (5.53%) CREST Certified
14 11 (5.53%) SSCP
15 9 (4.52%) CCIE
15 9 (4.52%) CEH
16 8 (4.02%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (45.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (25.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 37 (18.59%) PCI DSS
4 32 (16.08%) JSP 440
5 31 (15.58%) COBIT
6 27 (13.57%) RMADS
7 24 (12.06%) GDPR
8 23 (11.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (3.02%) SAS 70
10 3 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (1.01%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (17.59%) vSphere
2 4 (2.01%) Docker
2 4 (2.01%) GlusterFS
2 4 (2.01%) VirtualBox
3 3 (1.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (2.51%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.01%) Ansible
2 4 (2.01%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.01%) Nagios
2 4 (2.01%) OSSEC
2 4 (2.01%) Terraform
3 2 (1.01%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.04%) Cisco
3 5 (2.51%) CheckPoint
3 5 (2.51%) F5
4 4 (2.01%) New Relic
4 4 (2.01%) Oracle
4 4 (2.01%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.01%) Capita
5 2 (1.01%) HP
5 2 (1.01%) SAP
6 1 (0.50%) CyberArk