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

Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG)
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 951 916 1054
Rank change year-on-year -35 +138 +21
Permanent jobs citing CESG 227 309 250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.39% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 167 242 179
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +16.82% -2.73%
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,800 £35,000
90th Percentile £81,750 £95,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £58,145 £45,000
% change year-on-year -14.01% +29.21% -14.29%

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 75301 78287 91139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.26% 40.97% 41.60%
Number of salaries quoted 56522 64209 72964
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 October 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 October 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 -25 195 £57,500 -8.00% 9
UK excluding London -9 143 £50,000 -14.01% 7
South West +27 81 £45,000 -20.46% 2
London +19 51 £65,000 -16.13% 2
South East +44 27 £60,000 +33.33% 2
North of England -25 13 £55,000 - 1
East of England +11 11 £110,000 +57.14%
North West -10 11 £55,000 -8.33%
Midlands +22 9 £61,250 -5.77% 2
Wales - 7 - -
East Midlands +29 5 £61,250 -5.77% 1
West Midlands +8 4 £62,500 -3.85% 1
North East +17 2 £56,136 -6.44% 1
Scotland -17 2 £51,500 -14.17%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 129 (56.83%) Information Security
2 116 (51.10%) Security Cleared
3 111 (48.90%) CISSP
4 92 (40.53%) SC Cleared
5 89 (39.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 86 (37.89%) CESG Certified Professional
7 79 (34.80%) Security Architecture
8 76 (33.48%) DV Cleared
9 72 (31.72%) Cybersecurity
10 67 (29.52%) Firewall
11 60 (26.43%) Windows
12 56 (24.67%) TOGAF
13 53 (23.35%) Network Security
13 53 (23.35%) CISM
14 50 (22.03%) TCP/IP
14 50 (22.03%) ITIL
15 48 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
16 45 (19.82%) Degree
16 45 (19.82%) Information Assurance
17 42 (18.50%) Linux
18 40 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
18 40 (17.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
19 39 (17.18%) Management Information System
20 37 (16.30%) DNS
20 37 (16.30%) HTTP
21 36 (15.86%) CCNA
21 36 (15.86%) DHCP
21 36 (15.86%) FTP
21 36 (15.86%) SMTP
21 36 (15.86%) X.400

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 9 (3.96%) IIS
2 4 (1.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.76%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.32%) SAS
4 1 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Mathcad
1 2 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Infor M3
1 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (2.20%) IaaS
3 5 (2.20%) PaaS
4 4 (1.76%) Office 365
4 4 (1.76%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.44%) Route 53
5 1 (0.44%) Serverless
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (29.52%) Firewall
2 53 (23.35%) Network Security
3 50 (22.03%) TCP/IP
4 37 (16.30%) DNS
4 37 (16.30%) HTTP
5 36 (15.86%) DHCP
5 36 (15.86%) FTP
5 36 (15.86%) SMTP
5 36 (15.86%) X.400
6 26 (11.45%) DMZ
7 15 (6.61%) Wireless
8 12 (5.29%) BIG-IP
9 10 (4.41%) Internet
10 8 (3.52%) IPsec
11 4 (1.76%) Skype
11 4 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (1.32%) SSL
13 2 (0.88%) VPN
14 1 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.64%) Big Data
2 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
2 3 (1.32%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.44%) MySQL
3 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.88%) RequisitePro
3 1 (0.44%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) JIRA
3 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.44%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (14.54%) Finance
2 14 (6.17%) Retail
3 11 (4.85%) Electronics
4 8 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.64%) Legal
6 5 (2.20%) Marketing
6 5 (2.20%) Publishing
7 4 (1.76%) Banking
7 4 (1.76%) Law
7 4 (1.76%) Local Government
8 3 (1.32%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.88%) Military
10 1 (0.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 68 (29.96%) Architect
2 66 (29.07%) Security Architect
3 49 (21.59%) Security Engineer
4 43 (18.94%) Consultant
5 32 (14.10%) Security Consultant
6 30 (13.22%) Network Engineer
7 25 (11.01%) Network Security Engineer
8 20 (8.81%) Analyst
8 20 (8.81%) Security Manager
9 15 (6.61%) IT Engineer
9 15 (6.61%) IT Security Engineer
9 15 (6.61%) Lead Architect
9 15 (6.61%) Lead Security Architect
10 13 (5.73%) Cloud Architect
10 13 (5.73%) Information Assurance Leader
10 13 (5.73%) Information Manager
11 11 (4.85%) Security Analyst
12 10 (4.41%) Security Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.96%) Solutions Architect
14 8 (3.52%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.96%) Web Services
2 6 (2.64%) OAuth
2 6 (2.64%) OpenID
2 6 (2.64%) REST
2 6 (2.64%) SAML
2 6 (2.64%) SOAP
3 2 (0.88%) .NET
3 2 (0.88%) CSS
4 1 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (17.62%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (17.18%) Management Information System
3 25 (11.01%) CESG CLAS
4 18 (7.93%) PKI
5 12 (5.29%) Smart Meter
6 11 (4.85%) Data Protection Act
7 9 (3.96%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (3.52%) Security Operations Centre
9 6 (2.64%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.20%) Cyber Attack
10 5 (2.20%) Cybercrime
10 5 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.20%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.76%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.76%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.76%) User Experience
12 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (1.32%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.43%) Windows
2 42 (18.50%) Linux
3 9 (3.96%) Unix
4 5 (2.20%) Android
4 5 (2.20%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.76%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.88%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.44%) CentOS
7 1 (0.44%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (56.83%) Information Security
2 79 (34.80%) Security Architecture
3 72 (31.72%) Cybersecurity
4 56 (24.67%) TOGAF
5 50 (22.03%) ITIL
6 45 (19.82%) Information Assurance
7 36 (15.86%) SABSA
8 29 (12.78%) SIEM
9 27 (11.89%) Virtual Environments
10 24 (10.57%) Infrastructure Management
10 24 (10.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 22 (9.69%) Risk Analysis
11 22 (9.69%) Risk Management
12 20 (8.81%) Customer Requirements
13 19 (8.37%) Business Continuity
13 19 (8.37%) Data Protection
13 19 (8.37%) Identity Access Management
13 19 (8.37%) ISMS
13 19 (8.37%) Security Management
14 18 (7.93%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.93%) C
2 9 (3.96%) C++
3 6 (2.64%) Java
3 6 (2.64%) SQL
4 4 (1.76%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.76%) VBScript
5 3 (1.32%) Python
6 2 (0.88%) C#
6 2 (0.88%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.88%) R
6 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 116 (51.10%) Security Cleared
2 111 (48.90%) CISSP
3 92 (40.53%) SC Cleared
4 86 (37.89%) CESG Certified Professional
5 76 (33.48%) DV Cleared
6 53 (23.35%) CISM
7 48 (21.15%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (19.82%) Degree
9 36 (15.86%) CCNA
9 36 (15.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 25 (11.01%) CLAS
11 21 (9.25%) CEH
12 18 (7.93%) CISA
13 17 (7.49%) MCSA
13 17 (7.49%) MCSE
13 17 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (7.05%) IISP
15 15 (6.61%) ISSAP
16 13 (5.73%) CISMP
17 11 (4.85%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (39.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (17.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 35 (15.42%) PCI DSS
4 28 (12.33%) JSP 440
5 25 (11.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (9.25%) COBIT
7 20 (8.81%) GDPR
8 18 (7.93%) RMADS
9 12 (5.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 11 (4.85%) ISO 9001
11 10 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (2.20%) HIPAA
13 3 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (1.32%) ISO 22301
13 3 (1.32%) NIST 800
13 3 (1.32%) SAS 70
14 2 (0.88%) FIPS 140-2
14 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.44%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 24 (10.57%) vSphere
2 11 (4.85%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.52%) Firmware
4 4 (1.76%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.76%) XenApp
4 4 (1.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.44%) Docker
5 1 (0.44%) GlusterFS
5 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (5.29%) FortiGate
2 4 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (1.76%) SCCM
2 4 (1.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.44%) Ansible
3 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.44%) Nagios
3 1 (0.44%) OSSEC
3 1 (0.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (14.98%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.17%) ArcSight
3 13 (5.73%) Cisco
4 12 (5.29%) CheckPoint
4 12 (5.29%) F5
5 4 (1.76%) Altiris
5 4 (1.76%) AppSense
5 4 (1.76%) Citrix
5 4 (1.76%) LANDesk
5 4 (1.76%) Symantec
5 4 (1.76%) VMware
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle
7 2 (0.88%) Apple
7 2 (0.88%) BMC
7 2 (0.88%) HP
7 2 (0.88%) hybris
7 2 (0.88%) IBM
7 2 (0.88%) Remedy
7 2 (0.88%) SAP
7 2 (0.88%) Splunk