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

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1003 983 961
Rank change year-on-year -20 -22 +128
Permanent jobs citing CESG 163 205 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 118 149 239
UK median annual salary £61,250 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.52% -11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £38,600 £39,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £87,375 £80,000 £91,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +33.33%

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 73,362 78,585 83,128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.80% 44.47% 42.74%
Number of salaries quoted 56,703 59,178 68,175
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 September 2018.

Salary histogram for CESG in the UK

CESG
Top 15 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 September 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 -7 131 £60,000 +9.09% 19
UK excluding London +7 105 £60,000 +20.00% 20
South East +9 34 £60,000 - 10
London +40 31 £65,000 - 3
North of England +42 25 £60,000 +9.09% 4
South West -61 20 £48,750 +8.33% 2
North West +31 19 £60,000 +9.09% 3
Midlands +31 18 £40,500 -33.88%
West Midlands +32 17 £40,500 -35.20%
North East -15 6 £57,500 +29.92% 1
East of England +5 3 £75,000 -31.82%
Scotland +6 2 £62,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
Wales +3 1 £55,000 - 3
East Midlands -10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 104 (63.80%) Information Security
2 81 (49.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 77 (47.24%) CISSP
4 64 (39.26%) Security Architecture
5 61 (37.42%) CESG Certified Professional
6 53 (32.52%) PCI DSS
7 50 (30.67%) CISM
8 48 (29.45%) Management Information System
9 46 (28.22%) ITIL
10 42 (25.77%) Risk Analysis
11 41 (25.15%) Cybersecurity
11 41 (25.15%) Service Management
12 39 (23.93%) Security Cleared
13 37 (22.70%) Degree
13 37 (22.70%) Risk Management
14 35 (21.47%) Information Assurance
15 33 (20.25%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (19.02%) Security Management
17 30 (18.40%) Information Security Management
17 30 (18.40%) Customer Requirements
18 29 (17.79%) Network Security
19 28 (17.18%) CISA
20 27 (16.56%) Analytical Skills
21 26 (15.95%) Continuous Improvement
22 25 (15.34%) SC Cleared
22 25 (15.34%) Data Protection
22 25 (15.34%) Microsoft
23 24 (14.72%) Change Management
23 24 (14.72%) TOGAF
23 24 (14.72%) ISMS

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 4 (2.45%) IIS
1 4 (2.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.61%) CMS
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 7 (4.29%) assyst
1 7 (4.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.88%) Azure Active Directory
1 21 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (10.43%) SaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Office 365
3 2 (1.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (17.79%) Network Security
2 19 (11.66%) Firewall
3 9 (5.52%) VPN
4 6 (3.68%) LAN
4 6 (3.68%) WAN
5 4 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.45%) DNS
5 4 (2.45%) Internet
5 4 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.45%) Wireless
6 3 (1.84%) DHCP
6 3 (1.84%) Intranet
6 3 (1.84%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.23%) Skype
7 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.61%) FTP
8 1 (0.61%) HTTP
8 1 (0.61%) SMTP
8 1 (0.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (14.11%) Finance
2 19 (11.66%) Legal
3 10 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.68%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Advertising
5 2 (1.23%) Electronics
5 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 62 (38.04%) Architect
2 61 (37.42%) Security Architect
3 26 (15.95%) Cloud Architect
3 26 (15.95%) Consultant
4 22 (13.50%) Security Consultant
5 18 (11.04%) Senior Architect
5 18 (11.04%) Senior Security Architect
6 14 (8.59%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 13 (7.98%) Information Manager
7 13 (7.98%) Security Officer
8 12 (7.36%) Information Security Manager
8 12 (7.36%) Security Manager
9 11 (6.75%) Principal Architect
9 11 (6.75%) Principal Security Architect
10 10 (6.13%) Information Officer
10 10 (6.13%) Information Security Officer
11 8 (4.91%) Compliance Officer
11 8 (4.91%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.91%) Security Compliance Officer
11 8 (4.91%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.27%) Web Services
2 15 (9.20%) OAuth
2 15 (9.20%) SAML
3 2 (1.23%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 48 (29.45%) Management Information System
2 27 (16.56%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (14.72%) PKI
4 21 (12.88%) Computer Science
5 11 (6.75%) Freedom of Information
6 8 (4.91%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (4.29%) CESG CLAS
7 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (3.68%) Cyberattack
8 6 (3.68%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.07%) BYOD
10 4 (2.45%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.45%) Replication
11 3 (1.84%) Cloud Native
11 3 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (1.84%) Smart Meter
12 2 (1.23%) NHS
12 2 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.13%) Windows
2 3 (1.84%) Unix
3 2 (1.23%) Linux
3 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.23%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.23%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (63.80%) Information Security
2 64 (39.26%) Security Architecture
3 46 (28.22%) ITIL
4 42 (25.77%) Risk Analysis
5 41 (25.15%) Cybersecurity
5 41 (25.15%) Service Management
6 37 (22.70%) Risk Management
7 35 (21.47%) Information Assurance
8 33 (20.25%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (19.02%) Security Management
10 30 (18.40%) Customer Requirements
10 30 (18.40%) Information Security Management
11 26 (15.95%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (15.34%) Data Protection
13 24 (14.72%) Change Management
13 24 (14.72%) ISMS
13 24 (14.72%) TOGAF
14 23 (14.11%) Workflow
15 21 (12.88%) Business Continuity
15 21 (12.88%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.29%) C
2 4 (2.45%) Java
3 2 (1.23%) C#
3 2 (1.23%) C++
3 2 (1.23%) PHP
3 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.23%) VBScript
4 1 (0.61%) Python
4 1 (0.61%) Ruby
4 1 (0.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (47.24%) CISSP
2 61 (37.42%) CESG Certified Professional
3 50 (30.67%) CISM
4 39 (23.93%) Security Cleared
5 37 (22.70%) Degree
6 28 (17.18%) CISA
7 25 (15.34%) SC Cleared
8 23 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (13.50%) MCSE
10 21 (12.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 21 (12.88%) MCITP
11 19 (11.66%) CREST Certified
12 13 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (7.98%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (6.75%) DV Cleared
14 10 (6.13%) ISSAP
14 10 (6.13%) SANS
15 9 (5.52%) CEH
16 7 (4.29%) CLAS
16 7 (4.29%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (49.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (32.52%) PCI DSS
3 22 (13.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 22 (13.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 21 (12.88%) Data Quality
5 18 (11.04%) GDPR
6 10 (6.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 10 (6.13%) JSP 440
7 8 (4.91%) GPG13
8 7 (4.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (4.29%) QA
8 7 (4.29%) RMADS
9 5 (3.07%) COBIT
9 5 (3.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (2.45%) ISO 31000
10 4 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 4 (2.45%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.61%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (14.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.23%) XenApp
2 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.23%) SCCM
1 2 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (15.34%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.13%) Cisco
3 5 (3.07%) Symantec
4 4 (2.45%) Fortinet
4 4 (2.45%) Juniper
4 4 (2.45%) Palo Alto
5 3 (1.84%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.84%) Citrix
5 3 (1.84%) Clearswift
6 2 (1.23%) Altiris
6 2 (1.23%) Ivanti
6 2 (1.23%) SAP
6 2 (1.23%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.61%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.61%) SmartCo