Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 987 944 1044
Rank change year-on-year -43 +100 +16
Permanent jobs citing CESG 220 300 257
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 164 228 169
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +19.05% -5.41%
10th Percentile £38,182 £40,000 £34,750
90th Percentile £83,375 £95,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,750 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.73% +22.22% -18.18%

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 77777 77328 91200
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.99% 40.93% 41.96%
Number of salaries quoted 58681 63584 73079
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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 -72 184 £57,500 -5.62% 14
UK excluding London -43 136 £50,750 -7.73% 9
South West +28 79 £45,000 -16.28% 4
London +13 48 £65,000 -13.33% 6
South East +24 26 £58,750 +30.56% 1
North of England -15 13 £61,507 +11.83% 3
North West +11 11 £65,000 +13.04% 1
East of England -2 10 £110,000 +57.14%
Wales - 7 - -
Midlands +15 6 £52,500 -19.23%
West Midlands +3 4 £52,500 -19.23%
East Midlands +31 2 - -
North East +8 2 £56,136 +7.95% 2
Scotland -24 2 £51,500 -14.17% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 131 (59.55%) Information Security
2 112 (50.91%) Security Cleared
3 109 (49.55%) CISSP
4 94 (42.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 90 (40.91%) CESG Certified Professional
6 87 (39.55%) SC Cleared
7 78 (35.45%) Security Architecture
8 70 (31.82%) Firewall
9 69 (31.36%) DV Cleared
10 67 (30.45%) Cybersecurity
11 56 (25.45%) Windows
12 52 (23.64%) TOGAF
13 50 (22.73%) CISM
14 49 (22.27%) Network Security
14 49 (22.27%) Information Assurance
15 47 (21.36%) Degree
15 47 (21.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 45 (20.45%) TCP/IP
17 44 (20.00%) Linux
18 43 (19.55%) ITIL
18 43 (19.55%) Management Information System
19 40 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
20 35 (15.91%) PCI DSS
21 34 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
22 33 (15.00%) SABSA
23 32 (14.55%) HTTP
24 31 (14.09%) DNS
24 31 (14.09%) Microsoft
24 31 (14.09%) Finance
25 30 (13.64%) 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 12 (5.45%) IIS
2 5 (2.27%) SAS
3 4 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.91%) Confluence
4 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.91%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Mathcad
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.82%) IaaS
3 4 (1.82%) PaaS
4 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.91%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.91%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (0.91%) Office 365
4 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.91%) Route 53
4 2 (0.91%) Serverless
4 2 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (31.82%) Firewall
2 49 (22.27%) Network Security
3 45 (20.45%) TCP/IP
4 32 (14.55%) HTTP
5 31 (14.09%) DNS
6 30 (13.64%) DHCP
6 30 (13.64%) FTP
6 30 (13.64%) SMTP
6 30 (13.64%) X.400
7 24 (10.91%) DMZ
8 15 (6.82%) Wireless
9 13 (5.91%) Internet
10 12 (5.45%) BIG-IP
11 7 (3.18%) IPsec
12 6 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.36%) VPN
14 2 (0.91%) Skype
14 2 (0.91%) SSL
15 1 (0.45%) HTTPS
15 1 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.18%) Big Data
2 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.91%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.91%) MySQL
3 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Artifactory
1 2 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (0.91%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.91%) JIRA
1 2 (0.91%) SonarQube
1 2 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (0.91%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.45%) RequisitePro
General
1 31 (14.09%) Finance
2 10 (4.55%) Electronics
2 10 (4.55%) Retail
3 9 (4.09%) Legal
3 9 (4.09%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.73%) Marketing
5 5 (2.27%) Publishing
6 4 (1.82%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.82%) Banking
6 4 (1.82%) Law
6 4 (1.82%) Local Government
7 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.91%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (28.18%) Architect
2 61 (27.73%) Security Architect
3 46 (20.91%) Security Engineer
4 42 (19.09%) Consultant
5 33 (15.00%) Security Consultant
6 24 (10.91%) Network Engineer
7 23 (10.45%) Security Manager
8 22 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (7.73%) Analyst
10 16 (7.27%) Cloud Architect
10 16 (7.27%) Information Assurance Leader
11 15 (6.82%) Information Manager
12 14 (6.36%) IT Engineer
12 14 (6.36%) IT Security Engineer
13 10 (4.55%) Lead Architect
13 10 (4.55%) Lead Security Architect
13 10 (4.55%) Security Analyst
14 9 (4.09%) Information Analyst
14 9 (4.09%) Information Security Analyst
15 8 (3.64%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.55%) Web Services
2 7 (3.18%) OAuth
2 7 (3.18%) OpenID
2 7 (3.18%) REST
2 7 (3.18%) SAML
2 7 (3.18%) SOAP
3 2 (0.91%) .NET
3 2 (0.91%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.91%) Middleware
4 1 (0.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.55%) Management Information System
2 34 (15.45%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (13.18%) CESG CLAS
4 12 (5.45%) Data Protection Act
4 12 (5.45%) PKI
5 8 (3.64%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (3.18%) Smart Meter
7 6 (2.73%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.73%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (2.27%) Cyber Attack
8 5 (2.27%) Cybercrime
9 4 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.82%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (25.45%) Windows
2 44 (20.00%) Linux
3 10 (4.55%) Unix
4 5 (2.27%) Android
5 4 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.82%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.91%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.91%) CentOS
6 2 (0.91%) CoreOS
6 2 (0.91%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (59.55%) Information Security
2 78 (35.45%) Security Architecture
3 67 (30.45%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (23.64%) TOGAF
5 49 (22.27%) Information Assurance
6 43 (19.55%) ITIL
7 33 (15.00%) SABSA
8 26 (11.82%) SIEM
9 25 (11.36%) Risk Analysis
9 25 (11.36%) Virtual Environments
10 24 (10.91%) Risk Management
11 22 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
11 22 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (9.55%) Business Continuity
12 21 (9.55%) ISMS
12 21 (9.55%) Security Management
13 20 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
13 20 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
14 19 (8.64%) Identity Access Management
14 19 (8.64%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.09%) C
2 8 (3.64%) C++
3 7 (3.18%) Java
4 4 (1.82%) Python
5 3 (1.36%) SQL
6 2 (0.91%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.91%) C#
6 2 (0.91%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.91%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.91%) R
6 2 (0.91%) Ruby
6 2 (0.91%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.91%) VBScript
7 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 112 (50.91%) Security Cleared
2 109 (49.55%) CISSP
3 90 (40.91%) CESG Certified Professional
4 87 (39.55%) SC Cleared
5 69 (31.36%) DV Cleared
6 50 (22.73%) CISM
7 47 (21.36%) Degree
8 40 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (13.64%) CCNA
9 30 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 29 (13.18%) CLAS
11 20 (9.09%) CEH
12 19 (8.64%) IISP
13 15 (6.82%) CISA
13 15 (6.82%) ISSAP
14 12 (5.45%) MCSA
14 12 (5.45%) MCSE
14 12 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (5.00%) SSCP
16 10 (4.55%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (42.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (21.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 35 (15.91%) PCI DSS
4 30 (13.64%) JSP 440
5 25 (11.36%) RMADS
5 25 (11.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 23 (10.45%) COBIT
6 23 (10.45%) GDPR
7 11 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (5.00%) ISO 9001
8 8 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (2.27%) SAS 70
10 4 (1.82%) HIPAA
11 3 (1.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (1.36%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.45%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.45%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.45%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (10.00%) vSphere
2 10 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.73%) Firmware
4 2 (0.91%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.91%) Docker
4 2 (0.91%) GlusterFS
4 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.91%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.91%) XenApp
4 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.45%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.82%) SCCM
3 2 (0.91%) Ansible
3 2 (0.91%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.91%) Nagios
3 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.91%) OSSEC
3 2 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.82%) Cisco
3 12 (5.45%) CheckPoint
3 12 (5.45%) F5
4 8 (3.64%) ArcSight
5 2 (0.91%) Altiris
5 2 (0.91%) Apple
5 2 (0.91%) AppSense
5 2 (0.91%) Capita
5 2 (0.91%) Citrix
5 2 (0.91%) HP
5 2 (0.91%) LANDesk
5 2 (0.91%) New Relic
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle
5 2 (0.91%) Red Hat
5 2 (0.91%) SAP
5 2 (0.91%) Symantec
5 2 (0.91%) VMware
6 1 (0.45%) IBM