Period
to 23 August 2017

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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 999 942 1059
Rank change year-on-year -57 +117 +31
Permanent jobs citing CESG 195 326 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.40% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 139 242 187
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% +18.18% +4.76%
10th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,500 £83,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £58,750 £48,000
% change year-on-year -6.38% +22.40% -2.54%

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 75470 81934 89289
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.88% 41.64% 41.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57316 67013 71147
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for CESG in the UK

CESG
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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 -45 167 £55,000 -15.38% 18
UK excluding London -16 123 £55,000 -6.38% 13
South West +11 62 £45,000 -23.73% 3
London +18 43 £65,000 - 5
South East +43 23 £60,000 +33.33%
East of England +1 17 £110,000 +57.14% 1
Midlands +26 11 £70,000 +7.69% 6
Wales - 9 - -
East Midlands +13 8 £68,750 +10.00%
North West -30 7 £55,000 -8.33%
North of England -46 7 £55,000 - 3
West Midlands +14 3 £75,000 +11.11% 6
Scotland +5 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing CESG also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for CESG.

1 114 (58.46%) Information Security
2 109 (55.90%) Security Cleared
3 99 (50.77%) CISSP
4 88 (45.13%) SC Cleared
5 76 (38.97%) Cybersecurity
6 75 (38.46%) CESG Certified Professional
7 74 (37.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 71 (36.41%) DV Cleared
9 63 (32.31%) Security Architecture
10 48 (24.62%) ITIL
11 47 (24.10%) CISM
12 45 (23.08%) Windows
12 45 (23.08%) Information Assurance
13 44 (22.56%) TOGAF
14 42 (21.54%) Firewall
15 41 (21.03%) Degree
16 37 (18.97%) Network Security
16 37 (18.97%) TCP/IP
17 35 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
18 34 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
19 33 (16.92%) Management Information System
20 30 (15.38%) CCNA
20 30 (15.38%) X.400
20 30 (15.38%) DHCP
20 30 (15.38%) FTP
20 30 (15.38%) HTTP
20 30 (15.38%) DNS
20 30 (15.38%) SMTP
20 30 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 30 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework

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 6 (3.08%) IIS
2 4 (2.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.03%) Mathcad
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (2.56%) IaaS
2 5 (2.56%) PaaS
3 4 (2.05%) Office 365
3 4 (2.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (21.54%) Firewall
2 37 (18.97%) Network Security
2 37 (18.97%) TCP/IP
3 30 (15.38%) DHCP
3 30 (15.38%) DNS
3 30 (15.38%) FTP
3 30 (15.38%) HTTP
3 30 (15.38%) SMTP
3 30 (15.38%) X.400
4 19 (9.74%) DMZ
5 9 (4.62%) Wireless
6 8 (4.10%) Internet
7 7 (3.59%) BIG-IP
7 7 (3.59%) SSL
8 4 (2.05%) Skype
9 3 (1.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.03%) IPsec
10 2 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.08%) Big Data
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (1.03%) RequisitePro
General
1 27 (13.85%) Finance
2 13 (6.67%) Retail
3 10 (5.13%) Electronics
4 6 (3.08%) Legal
4 6 (3.08%) Marketing
4 6 (3.08%) Publishing
5 5 (2.56%) Local Government
5 5 (2.56%) Military
5 5 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.03%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 60 (30.77%) Architect
2 58 (29.74%) Security Architect
3 35 (17.95%) Consultant
4 34 (17.44%) Security Engineer
5 26 (13.33%) Security Consultant
6 22 (11.28%) Network Engineer
7 20 (10.26%) Analyst
8 17 (8.72%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (7.69%) Lead Architect
9 15 (7.69%) Lead Security Architect
10 14 (7.18%) Security Manager
11 11 (5.64%) Information Manager
11 11 (5.64%) Security Analyst
12 10 (5.13%) IT Engineer
12 10 (5.13%) IT Security Engineer
12 10 (5.13%) Penetration Tester
12 10 (5.13%) Security Solutions Architect
12 10 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (5.13%) Tester
13 8 (4.10%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.54%) .NET
1 3 (1.54%) Web Services
2 1 (0.51%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.44%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (16.92%) Management Information System
3 22 (11.28%) CESG CLAS
4 14 (7.18%) PKI
5 10 (5.13%) Cyberthreat
6 8 (4.10%) Computer Science
7 7 (3.59%) Data Protection Act
7 7 (3.59%) Smart Meter
8 6 (3.08%) Cyber Attack
9 5 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (2.56%) Private Cloud
9 5 (2.56%) Public Cloud
10 4 (2.05%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (2.05%) User Experience
11 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (1.03%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.03%) Internet of Things
12 2 (1.03%) Smart Energy
13 1 (0.51%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 45 (23.08%) Windows
2 22 (11.28%) Linux
3 5 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 4 (2.05%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.03%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.03%) Unix
5 2 (1.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.51%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (58.46%) Information Security
2 76 (38.97%) Cybersecurity
3 63 (32.31%) Security Architecture
4 48 (24.62%) ITIL
5 45 (23.08%) Information Assurance
6 44 (22.56%) TOGAF
7 28 (14.36%) Risk Management
7 28 (14.36%) SABSA
8 27 (13.85%) SIEM
9 23 (11.79%) Presales
9 23 (11.79%) Security Management
10 20 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (9.74%) Data Protection
11 19 (9.74%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (9.23%) Virtual Environments
13 17 (8.72%) Business Development
13 17 (8.72%) Infrastructure Management
13 17 (8.72%) Root Cause Analysis
14 16 (8.21%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (8.21%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (7.18%) C
2 7 (3.59%) C++
3 6 (3.08%) SQL
4 4 (2.05%) Java
4 4 (2.05%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.05%) VBScript
5 2 (1.03%) C#
5 2 (1.03%) MATLAB
5 2 (1.03%) Perl
5 2 (1.03%) PHP
5 2 (1.03%) Python
5 2 (1.03%) Ruby
5 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (55.90%) Security Cleared
2 99 (50.77%) CISSP
3 88 (45.13%) SC Cleared
4 75 (38.46%) CESG Certified Professional
5 71 (36.41%) DV Cleared
6 47 (24.10%) CISM
7 41 (21.03%) Degree
8 35 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (15.38%) CCNA
9 30 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 23 (11.79%) CISA
11 22 (11.28%) CLAS
12 18 (9.23%) CEH
12 18 (9.23%) MCSA
12 18 (9.23%) MCSE
12 18 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (7.69%) CISMP
14 12 (6.15%) IISP
15 10 (5.13%) OSCP
16 9 (4.62%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (37.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (15.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 29 (14.87%) PCI DSS
4 22 (11.28%) JSP 440
5 21 (10.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (8.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (7.69%) COBIT
8 13 (6.67%) RMADS
9 10 (5.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 10 (5.13%) GDPR
9 10 (5.13%) ISO 9001
10 3 (1.54%) ISO 22301
10 3 (1.54%) NIST 800
11 2 (1.03%) FIPS 140-2
11 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (1.03%) QA
11 2 (1.03%) SLA
12 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.51%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 17 (8.72%) vSphere
2 11 (5.64%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.13%) Firmware
4 4 (2.05%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.05%) XenApp
4 4 (2.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.59%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.05%) SCCM
2 4 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 27 (13.85%) Microsoft
2 15 (7.69%) ArcSight
3 7 (3.59%) CheckPoint
3 7 (3.59%) Cisco
3 7 (3.59%) F5
4 5 (2.56%) Symantec
5 4 (2.05%) Altiris
5 4 (2.05%) AppSense
5 4 (2.05%) Citrix
5 4 (2.05%) hybris
5 4 (2.05%) LANDesk
5 4 (2.05%) MuleSoft
5 4 (2.05%) Oracle
5 4 (2.05%) VMware
6 2 (1.03%) BMC
6 2 (1.03%) HP
6 2 (1.03%) IBM
6 2 (1.03%) Remedy
6 2 (1.03%) SAP
6 2 (1.03%) Splunk