Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 995 982 917
Rank change year-on-year -13 -65 +154
Permanent jobs citing CESG 140 221 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.28% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 103 163 234
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £42,500 £39,772 £40,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,500 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year +18.23% -7.73% +22.22%

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 72,307 80,174 80,236
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.20% 44.35% 42.27%
Number of salaries quoted 56,185 60,499 65,925
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -8 119 £60,000 +4.35% 16
UK excluding London -8 99 £60,000 +18.23% 15
South East +20 33 £60,000 - 4
North of England +35 29 £60,000 -2.45% 4
London +30 24 £65,000 - 2
North West +23 23 £60,000 -7.69% 4
South West -59 17 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Midlands +25 12 £60,000 +14.29% 1
West Midlands +33 11 £60,000 +14.29% 1
North East +1 6 £57,500 +2.43%
East of England +26 4 £75,000 -31.82% 1
Scotland -10 2 £62,500 +21.36% 1
East Midlands +9 1 - -
Wales -6 1 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 96 (68.57%) Information Security
2 74 (52.86%) CISSP
3 65 (46.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 53 (37.86%) Management Information System
5 52 (37.14%) CESG Certified Professional
6 45 (32.14%) ITIL
7 43 (30.71%) Service Management
7 43 (30.71%) Security Architecture
8 39 (27.86%) PCI DSS
8 39 (27.86%) Risk Management
9 38 (27.14%) Security Management
10 36 (25.71%) Information Security Management
11 35 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
12 34 (24.29%) Security Cleared
12 34 (24.29%) Cybersecurity
12 34 (24.29%) CISM
13 33 (23.57%) Information Assurance
14 32 (22.86%) Degree
14 32 (22.86%) CISA
14 32 (22.86%) Finance
15 31 (22.14%) Data Protection
15 31 (22.14%) ISMS
16 28 (20.00%) Network Security
17 27 (19.29%) CREST Certified
18 26 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
19 25 (17.86%) Incident Management
19 25 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
19 25 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (17.14%) Business Continuity
21 23 (16.43%) Legal

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 3 (2.14%) IIS
1 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.43%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) assyst
1 5 (3.57%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (12.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (9.29%) SaaS
4 3 (2.14%) Office 365
5 2 (1.43%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.00%) Network Security
2 14 (10.00%) Firewall
3 6 (4.29%) Wireless
4 5 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.57%) VPN
4 5 (3.57%) WAN
5 3 (2.14%) LAN
6 2 (1.43%) DNS
6 2 (1.43%) Internet
6 2 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.43%) Skype
6 2 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.43%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.71%) DHCP
7 1 (0.71%) FTP
7 1 (0.71%) HTTP
7 1 (0.71%) Intranet
7 1 (0.71%) SMTP
7 1 (0.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.71%) SQL Server
General
1 32 (22.86%) Finance
2 23 (16.43%) Legal
3 13 (9.29%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.43%) Retail
5 3 (2.14%) Electronics
5 3 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (33.57%) Architect
2 46 (32.86%) Security Architect
3 22 (15.71%) Consultant
4 20 (14.29%) Information Manager
4 20 (14.29%) Security Consultant
4 20 (14.29%) Security Manager
5 19 (13.57%) Information Security Manager
6 15 (10.71%) Cloud Architect
7 13 (9.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 12 (8.57%) Senior Architect
8 12 (8.57%) Senior Security Architect
9 9 (6.43%) Security Officer
10 8 (5.71%) Penetration Tester
10 8 (5.71%) Tester
11 7 (5.00%) Information Security Officer
11 7 (5.00%) Security Advisor
12 6 (4.29%) Compliance Officer
12 6 (4.29%) Security Compliance Officer
13 5 (3.57%) Principal Security Architect
13 5 (3.57%) Subject Matter Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) Web Services
2 12 (8.57%) OAuth
2 12 (8.57%) SAML
3 1 (0.71%) .NET
3 1 (0.71%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 53 (37.86%) Management Information System
2 26 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.43%) Computer Science
4 15 (10.71%) PKI
5 7 (5.00%) Cyberattack
5 7 (5.00%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (4.29%) Driving Licence
6 6 (4.29%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (4.29%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
7 5 (3.57%) Data Centre
7 5 (3.57%) Freedom of Information
7 5 (3.57%) Replication
7 5 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (2.86%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (1.43%) User Experience
10 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.71%) SCADA
10 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (1.43%) Linux
2 2 (1.43%) Unix
2 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
2 2 (1.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (68.57%) Information Security
2 45 (32.14%) ITIL
3 43 (30.71%) Security Architecture
3 43 (30.71%) Service Management
4 39 (27.86%) Risk Management
5 38 (27.14%) Security Management
6 36 (25.71%) Information Security Management
7 35 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
8 34 (24.29%) Cybersecurity
9 33 (23.57%) Information Assurance
10 31 (22.14%) Data Protection
10 31 (22.14%) ISMS
11 25 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (17.86%) Incident Management
11 25 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (17.14%) Business Continuity
13 22 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (15.00%) TOGAF
15 20 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.29%) C
2 3 (2.14%) Java
3 2 (1.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.43%) VBScript
4 1 (0.71%) C#
4 1 (0.71%) C++
4 1 (0.71%) PHP
4 1 (0.71%) Python
4 1 (0.71%) Ruby
4 1 (0.71%) SQL
4 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (52.86%) CISSP
2 52 (37.14%) CESG Certified Professional
3 34 (24.29%) CISM
3 34 (24.29%) Security Cleared
4 32 (22.86%) CISA
4 32 (22.86%) Degree
5 27 (19.29%) CREST Certified
6 20 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 19 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (12.86%) MCSE
9 17 (12.14%) MCITP
10 15 (10.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (7.86%) ISSAP
12 10 (7.14%) DV Cleared
12 10 (7.14%) SANS
13 9 (6.43%) CEH
14 8 (5.71%) GPEN
14 8 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (5.00%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (46.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (27.86%) PCI DSS
3 23 (16.43%) GDPR
4 17 (12.14%) Data Quality
5 14 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (7.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (4.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (4.29%) JSP 440
8 5 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (3.57%) NIST 800
8 5 (3.57%) QA
8 5 (3.57%) RMADS
9 4 (2.86%) GPG13
9 4 (2.86%) ISO 31000
9 4 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (1.43%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.71%) COBIT
12 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (13.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.43%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.43%) XenApp
2 2 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (1.43%) SCCM
1 2 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.71%) Cisco
3 6 (4.29%) Palo Alto
4 5 (3.57%) Fortinet
4 5 (3.57%) Juniper
5 3 (2.14%) SAP
5 3 (2.14%) Symantec
6 2 (1.43%) Altiris
6 2 (1.43%) Citrix
6 2 (1.43%) Ivanti
6 2 (1.43%) VMware
7 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.71%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.71%) Darktrace
7 1 (0.71%) Gemalto
7 1 (0.71%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.71%) SmartCo