Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1028 977 932
Rank change year-on-year -51 -45 +150
Permanent jobs citing CESG 155 190 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.26% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 115 121 248
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £39,450 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £75,000 £80,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -8.33%

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 74,016 72,084 87,980
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.07% 42.61% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 57,741 58,056 71,208
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 May 2018.

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 23 May 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 -58 121 £52,500 -4.55% 11
UK excluding London -85 89 £50,000 -9.09% 9
South West -16 51 £45,000 - 4
London -9 34 £63,750 +10.87% 5
South East -31 15 £52,500 -4.55% 1
West Midlands +12 11 £40,500 -37.69%
Midlands +3 11 £40,500 -33.88%
North of England -3 10 £77,500 +34.78% 1
North West +4 8 £79,750 +38.70%
Yorkshire +28 2 £42,500 - 1
Northern Ireland +6 2 - -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 90 (58.06%) Information Security
2 80 (51.61%) CISSP
3 74 (47.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 73 (47.10%) Security Architecture
5 59 (38.06%) Security Cleared
5 59 (38.06%) CESG Certified Professional
6 58 (37.42%) Firewall
7 49 (31.61%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (29.68%) ITIL
8 46 (29.68%) Network Security
9 43 (27.74%) SC Cleared
10 42 (27.10%) PCI DSS
11 40 (25.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 38 (24.52%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (24.52%) CISM
13 37 (23.87%) Information Assurance
13 37 (23.87%) Risk Analysis
13 37 (23.87%) Cybersecurity
14 36 (23.23%) Windows
14 36 (23.23%) Microsoft
15 35 (22.58%) TCP/IP
16 34 (21.94%) Cisco Certification
16 34 (21.94%) CCNA
17 33 (21.29%) DNS
17 33 (21.29%) DHCP
17 33 (21.29%) Linux
17 33 (21.29%) TOGAF
18 32 (20.65%) HTTP
19 30 (19.35%) FTP
19 30 (19.35%) SMTP

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 10 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (1.29%) CMS
2 2 (1.29%) Confluence
2 2 (1.29%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) assyst
1 3 (1.94%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.81%) SaaS
2 5 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (1.29%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.29%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.29%) Route 53
4 2 (1.29%) Serverless
4 2 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (37.42%) Firewall
2 46 (29.68%) Network Security
3 35 (22.58%) TCP/IP
4 33 (21.29%) DHCP
4 33 (21.29%) DNS
5 32 (20.65%) HTTP
6 30 (19.35%) DMZ
6 30 (19.35%) FTP
6 30 (19.35%) HTTPS
6 30 (19.35%) SMTP
6 30 (19.35%) X.400
7 13 (8.39%) Internet
8 8 (5.16%) VPN
9 4 (2.58%) Intranet
9 4 (2.58%) LAN
9 4 (2.58%) Wireless
10 3 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (1.29%) SSL
12 1 (0.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (1.29%) MySQL
1 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
1 2 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (1.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.29%) Artifactory
1 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.29%) JIRA
1 2 (1.29%) SonarQube
1 2 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (1.29%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (9.03%) Finance
2 9 (5.81%) Retail
3 4 (2.58%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.94%) Legal
5 2 (1.29%) Automotive
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Military
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (34.19%) Architect
1 53 (34.19%) Security Architect
2 30 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (18.71%) Cloud Architect
4 25 (16.13%) Consultant
5 24 (15.48%) Senior Architect
5 24 (15.48%) Senior Security Architect
6 21 (13.55%) Network Engineer
7 19 (12.26%) Security Consultant
8 16 (10.32%) Principal Architect
8 16 (10.32%) Principal Security Architect
9 15 (9.68%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 15 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Security Officer
11 9 (5.81%) Information Security Officer
11 9 (5.81%) Security Engineer
12 8 (5.16%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 8 (5.16%) Information Assurance Engineer
12 8 (5.16%) Information Officer
13 6 (3.87%) Information Assurance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.26%) Web Services
2 4 (2.58%) OAuth
2 4 (2.58%) SAML
3 2 (1.29%) .NET
3 2 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.65%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.52%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (17.42%) Management Information System
3 21 (13.55%) PKI
4 16 (10.32%) CESG CLAS
5 9 (5.81%) Computer Science
6 8 (5.16%) Smart Meter
7 7 (4.52%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (3.87%) Cyberattack
9 5 (3.23%) BYOD
10 4 (2.58%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (2.58%) Driving Licence
10 4 (2.58%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (2.58%) Mobile App
10 4 (2.58%) Smart Energy
11 3 (1.94%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (1.29%) NHS
12 2 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.23%) Windows
2 33 (21.29%) Linux
3 2 (1.29%) CentOS
3 2 (1.29%) CoreOS
3 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.29%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Android
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (58.06%) Information Security
2 73 (47.10%) Security Architecture
3 49 (31.61%) Problem-Solving
4 46 (29.68%) ITIL
5 37 (23.87%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (23.87%) Information Assurance
5 37 (23.87%) Risk Analysis
6 33 (21.29%) TOGAF
7 30 (19.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 30 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 30 (19.35%) Virtual Environments
8 29 (18.71%) Customer Requirements
9 27 (17.42%) SABSA
10 24 (15.48%) Risk Management
11 23 (14.84%) Risk Assessment
12 20 (12.90%) Security Testing
13 16 (10.32%) Penetration Testing
14 13 (8.39%) Data Protection
14 13 (8.39%) Security Operations
15 12 (7.74%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.97%) C
2 4 (2.58%) Java
3 3 (1.94%) C++
4 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.29%) C#
4 2 (1.29%) PHP
4 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.29%) Python
4 2 (1.29%) Ruby
4 2 (1.29%) SQL
4 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 80 (51.61%) CISSP
2 59 (38.06%) CESG Certified Professional
2 59 (38.06%) Security Cleared
3 43 (27.74%) SC Cleared
4 38 (24.52%) CISM
5 34 (21.94%) CCNA
5 34 (21.94%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (19.35%) DV Cleared
6 30 (19.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 16 (10.32%) CLAS
7 16 (10.32%) Degree
8 10 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (5.81%) CISA
10 7 (4.52%) IISP
10 7 (4.52%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.87%) CREST Certified
11 6 (3.87%) OSCP
12 5 (3.23%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (3.23%) ISACA
12 5 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (47.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (27.10%) PCI DSS
3 40 (25.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 24 (15.48%) JSP 440
5 21 (13.55%) COBIT
6 18 (11.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (10.97%) RMADS
8 13 (8.39%) GDPR
9 12 (7.74%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (3.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 6 (3.87%) GPG13
11 5 (3.23%) Data Quality
12 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (1.94%) QA
13 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (19.35%) vSphere
2 6 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.29%) Docker
3 2 (1.29%) GlusterFS
3 2 (1.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.29%) Ansible
1 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.29%) Nagios
1 2 (1.29%) OSSEC
1 2 (1.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.81%) Cisco
3 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
3 3 (1.94%) Clearswift
3 3 (1.94%) Symantec
4 2 (1.29%) Citrix
4 2 (1.29%) New Relic
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle
4 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) CyberArk