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

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1007 1026 939
Rank change year-on-year +19 -87 +166
Permanent jobs citing CESG 164 189 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.24% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 117 132 262
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -11.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £40,800 £40,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £75,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.91% -8.33% +15.94%

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 76,126 78,002 88,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 43.66% 43.67%
Number of salaries quoted 58,808 60,696 71,988
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,341 £78,750
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 July 2018.

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 21 July 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 -5 129 £57,500 +4.55% 15
UK excluding London -7 97 £55,500 +0.91% 14
London +13 37 £62,500 - 8
South West -15 33 £47,500 +5.56% 4
South East +13 29 £52,500 -16.00% 2
North of England +24 17 £66,250 +20.45% 1
Midlands -4 13 £40,500 -40.00%
West Midlands +33 12 £40,500 -46.00%
North West +12 11 £77,500 +40.91% 1
North East - 6 £57,500 -
Northern Ireland -2 3 - - 1
Scotland - 2 £62,500 - 4
East Midlands -3 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 97 (59.15%) Information Security
2 80 (48.78%) CISSP
3 75 (45.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 73 (44.51%) Security Architecture
5 64 (39.02%) CESG Certified Professional
6 53 (32.32%) Security Cleared
7 49 (29.88%) ITIL
8 48 (29.27%) CISM
9 47 (28.66%) PCI DSS
9 47 (28.66%) Cybersecurity
9 47 (28.66%) Problem-Solving
10 42 (25.61%) Firewall
11 38 (23.17%) Risk Analysis
12 37 (22.56%) SC Cleared
12 37 (22.56%) Information Assurance
13 36 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
13 36 (21.95%) Network Security
14 34 (20.73%) Management Information System
14 34 (20.73%) Microsoft
15 33 (20.12%) Degree
16 28 (17.07%) Customer Requirements
16 28 (17.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 27 (16.46%) Service Management
18 25 (15.24%) PKI
18 25 (15.24%) Risk Management
19 23 (14.02%) TOGAF
19 23 (14.02%) Windows
19 23 (14.02%) Web Services
20 22 (13.41%) Risk Assessment
21 21 (12.80%) Change Management

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 8 (4.88%) IIS
2 4 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.22%) CMS
3 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 6 (3.66%) assyst
1 6 (3.66%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.37%) Azure Active Directory
1 17 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (10.37%) SaaS
2 2 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.22%) Office 365
2 2 (1.22%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (25.61%) Firewall
2 36 (21.95%) Network Security
3 17 (10.37%) DHCP
3 17 (10.37%) DNS
3 17 (10.37%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.54%) DMZ
4 14 (8.54%) FTP
4 14 (8.54%) HTTP
4 14 (8.54%) HTTPS
4 14 (8.54%) SMTP
4 14 (8.54%) X.400
5 10 (6.10%) Internet
6 9 (5.49%) VPN
7 6 (3.66%) LAN
8 5 (3.05%) Intranet
9 4 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.44%) WAN
9 4 (2.44%) Wireless
10 2 (1.22%) Skype
10 2 (1.22%) Unified Communications
General
1 17 (10.37%) Finance
2 10 (6.10%) Legal
3 7 (4.27%) Retail
4 4 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.83%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (36.59%) Architect
1 60 (36.59%) Security Architect
2 34 (20.73%) Consultant
3 29 (17.68%) Security Consultant
4 27 (16.46%) Cloud Architect
5 21 (12.80%) Senior Architect
5 21 (12.80%) Senior Security Architect
6 17 (10.37%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 15 (9.15%) Network Engineer
8 14 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (7.32%) Principal Architect
9 12 (7.32%) Principal Security Architect
9 12 (7.32%) Security Officer
10 9 (5.49%) Information Officer
10 9 (5.49%) Information Security Officer
11 8 (4.88%) Security Engineer
11 8 (4.88%) Subject Matter Expert
12 7 (4.27%) Compliance Officer
12 7 (4.27%) Security Compliance Officer
12 7 (4.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.02%) Web Services
2 13 (7.93%) OAuth
2 13 (7.93%) SAML
3 2 (1.22%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (20.73%) Management Information System
3 25 (15.24%) PKI
4 19 (11.59%) Computer Science
5 12 (7.32%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (6.10%) Freedom of Information
7 7 (4.27%) Cyberattack
8 6 (3.66%) Cyberthreat
8 6 (3.66%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.66%) Driving Licence
8 6 (3.66%) Smart Meter
8 6 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (3.05%) BYOD
10 4 (2.44%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (2.44%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.83%) NHS
11 3 (1.83%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (1.22%) SCADA
12 2 (1.22%) Smart Energy
12 2 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.02%) Windows
2 15 (9.15%) Linux
3 2 (1.22%) Unix
3 2 (1.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.61%) Android
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (59.15%) Information Security
2 73 (44.51%) Security Architecture
3 49 (29.88%) ITIL
4 47 (28.66%) Cybersecurity
4 47 (28.66%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (23.17%) Risk Analysis
6 37 (22.56%) Information Assurance
7 28 (17.07%) Customer Requirements
8 27 (16.46%) Service Management
9 25 (15.24%) Risk Management
10 23 (14.02%) TOGAF
11 22 (13.41%) Risk Assessment
12 21 (12.80%) Change Management
13 20 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (12.20%) Information Security Management
13 20 (12.20%) Security Testing
14 19 (11.59%) Security Management
15 18 (10.98%) SIEM
15 18 (10.98%) Workflow
16 17 (10.37%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.71%) C
2 3 (1.83%) C++
3 2 (1.22%) C#
3 2 (1.22%) Java
3 2 (1.22%) PHP
3 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.22%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (48.78%) CISSP
2 64 (39.02%) CESG Certified Professional
3 53 (32.32%) Security Cleared
4 48 (29.27%) CISM
5 37 (22.56%) SC Cleared
6 33 (20.12%) Degree
7 21 (12.80%) CCNA
7 21 (12.80%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (12.20%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (10.98%) DV Cleared
9 18 (10.98%) MCSE
9 18 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (10.37%) MCITP
11 14 (8.54%) CISA
11 14 (8.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (7.32%) CLAS
12 12 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (6.10%) CREST Certified
13 10 (6.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 8 (4.88%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (45.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (28.66%) PCI DSS
3 28 (17.07%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 17 (10.37%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (10.37%) Data Quality
5 15 (9.15%) JSP 440
6 12 (7.32%) COBIT
7 11 (6.71%) RMADS
8 10 (6.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (5.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 9 (5.49%) GDPR
9 9 (5.49%) GPG13
10 6 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 6 (3.66%) QA
11 4 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.61%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.54%) vSphere
3 2 (1.22%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.22%) XenApp
3 2 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.22%) SCCM
1 2 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (20.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.10%) Cisco
3 5 (3.05%) Symantec
4 4 (2.44%) Citrix
5 3 (1.83%) CheckPoint
5 3 (1.83%) Clearswift
6 2 (1.22%) Altiris
6 2 (1.22%) Ivanti
6 2 (1.22%) VMware
7 1 (0.61%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.61%) Juniper
7 1 (0.61%) Palo Alto