Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for CREST Certified qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CREST Certification
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 891 774 1077
Rank change year-on-year -117 +303 +37
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 295 518 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.97% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 222 377 170
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -18.18% +4.76% -12.50%

CREST Certified is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 43109 53182 59840
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.40% 26.85% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 33154 42976 47460
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

CREST Certified
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing CREST Certified as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for CREST Certified in the UK

CREST Certified
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing CREST Certified.

Salary trend for CREST Certified in the UK

CREST Certified
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing CREST Certified over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for CREST Certified in the UK

CREST Certified
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CREST Certified within the UK over the 6 months to 16 August 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 -149 265 £55,000 -4.35% 21
UK excluding London -68 149 £45,000 -18.18% 8
London -61 121 £60,000 -4.00% 13
South East +11 51 £45,000 -18.18% 4
South West -9 32 £42,500 -22.73%
Midlands +13 25 £55,000 +4.76% 2
West Midlands +9 25 £55,000 +4.76% 2
North of England -38 24 £61,250 +11.36% 2
Scotland +24 12 £37,500 -
Yorkshire -11 12 £44,031 -29.55% 1
North West -44 12 £66,250 +32.50% 1
East of England +7 5 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing CREST Certified 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 CREST Certified.

1 169 (57.29%) Penetration Testing
2 137 (46.44%) Information Security
3 132 (44.75%) Cybersecurity
4 104 (35.25%) Security Cleared
5 102 (34.58%) Windows
6 99 (33.56%) OSCP
7 95 (32.20%) CISSP
8 80 (27.12%) SC Cleared
9 76 (25.76%) Security Architecture
10 75 (25.42%) Degree
11 71 (24.07%) Security Testing
11 71 (24.07%) Network Security
12 69 (23.39%) Java
13 64 (21.69%) GIAC
13 64 (21.69%) Ethical Hacking
14 61 (20.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 61 (20.68%) GCIH
15 55 (18.64%) Linux
15 55 (18.64%) SIEM
16 51 (17.29%) SANS
17 50 (16.95%) CEH
17 50 (16.95%) Unix
18 49 (16.61%) Firewall
19 47 (15.93%) TCP/IP
20 46 (15.59%) ITIL
20 46 (15.59%) CHECK Team Member
21 45 (15.25%) DV Cleared
22 44 (14.92%) Ruby
22 44 (14.92%) C
23 43 (14.58%) Analytical Skills

CREST Certified
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:

Cloud Services
1 17 (5.76%) SaaS
2 12 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 71 (24.07%) Network Security
2 49 (16.61%) Firewall
3 47 (15.93%) TCP/IP
4 33 (11.19%) Wireless
5 32 (10.85%) Internet
6 19 (6.44%) HTTP
7 13 (4.41%) Wireless Security
8 12 (4.07%) Wireshark
9 6 (2.03%) SMTP
10 5 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.69%) Cisco Wireless
10 5 (1.69%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.69%) IPsec
10 5 (1.69%) VoIP
10 5 (1.69%) VPN
11 4 (1.36%) DHCP
11 4 (1.36%) DNS
11 4 (1.36%) SSL
11 4 (1.36%) tcpdump
11 4 (1.36%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.37%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 28 (9.49%) Metasploit
2 18 (6.10%) Burp Suite
3 12 (4.07%) Eclipse
3 12 (4.07%) Xcode
4 5 (1.69%) AppScan
4 5 (1.69%) Paros
General
1 37 (12.54%) Finance
2 10 (3.39%) Legal
2 10 (3.39%) Publishing
3 7 (2.37%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.69%) Marketing
6 4 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.02%) Automotive
7 3 (1.02%) Retail
8 2 (0.68%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 125 (42.37%) Tester
2 112 (37.97%) Penetration Tester
3 50 (16.95%) Analyst
4 49 (16.61%) Consultant
5 45 (15.25%) Security Consultant
6 31 (10.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 30 (10.17%) Security Analyst
8 27 (9.15%) SOC Analyst
9 22 (7.46%) Security Tester
10 17 (5.76%) Ethical Hacker
11 15 (5.08%) Senior Penetration Tester
11 15 (5.08%) Senior Tester
12 14 (4.75%) Team Leader
13 12 (4.07%) Manual Tester
14 11 (3.73%) Security Manager
14 11 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
15 10 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 10 (3.39%) Security Penetration Tester
15 10 (3.39%) Senior Security Analyst
16 8 (2.71%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (11.86%) Web Services
2 26 (8.81%) .NET
3 6 (2.03%) HTML
4 3 (1.02%) CSS
5 2 (0.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.53%) Cyberthreat
3 30 (10.17%) Mobile App
4 28 (9.49%) Management Information System
5 26 (8.81%) Computer Science
6 24 (8.14%) Cyber Attack
6 24 (8.14%) Security Operations Centre
7 14 (4.75%) Driving Licence
8 9 (3.05%) PKI
9 7 (2.37%) NHS
10 6 (2.03%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.69%) CESG
11 5 (1.69%) iPad
11 5 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.36%) Life Science
13 3 (1.02%) Cyber Defence
14 2 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.68%) iSeries
15 1 (0.34%) Cybercrime
15 1 (0.34%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 102 (34.58%) Windows
2 55 (18.64%) Linux
3 50 (16.95%) Unix
4 20 (6.78%) Android
5 19 (6.44%) Apple iOS
6 14 (4.75%) Solaris
7 10 (3.39%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.69%) CentOS
8 5 (1.69%) Debian
8 5 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.02%) KNOPPIX
9 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (57.29%) Penetration Testing
2 137 (46.44%) Information Security
3 132 (44.75%) Cybersecurity
4 76 (25.76%) Security Architecture
5 71 (24.07%) Security Testing
6 64 (21.69%) Ethical Hacking
7 55 (18.64%) SIEM
8 46 (15.59%) ITIL
9 41 (13.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 41 (13.90%) Threat Intelligence
10 39 (13.22%) OWASP
11 38 (12.88%) Security Operations
12 34 (11.53%) Incident Management
13 32 (10.85%) Mentoring
14 30 (10.17%) Vulnerability Management
15 25 (8.47%) Risk Analysis
15 25 (8.47%) Service Management
16 24 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (7.80%) Risk Management
17 23 (7.80%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 69 (23.39%) Java
2 44 (14.92%) C
2 44 (14.92%) Ruby
3 38 (12.88%) Python
4 33 (11.19%) C++
5 27 (9.15%) Perl
6 18 (6.10%) SQL
7 13 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 12 (4.07%) PHP
8 12 (4.07%) VB
9 6 (2.03%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.69%) C#
10 5 (1.69%) C-shell
10 5 (1.69%) Korn
11 3 (1.02%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.02%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 104 (35.25%) Security Cleared
2 99 (33.56%) OSCP
3 95 (32.20%) CISSP
4 80 (27.12%) SC Cleared
5 75 (25.42%) Degree
6 64 (21.69%) GIAC
7 61 (20.68%) GCIH
8 51 (17.29%) SANS
9 50 (16.95%) CEH
10 46 (15.59%) CHECK Team Member
11 45 (15.25%) DV Cleared
12 37 (12.54%) Tigerscheme
13 35 (11.86%) GCIA
14 33 (11.19%) CISM
15 29 (9.83%) CHECK Team Leader
15 29 (9.83%) OSCE
16 20 (6.78%) CISA
16 20 (6.78%) GPEN
17 18 (6.10%) Cyber Scheme
18 12 (4.07%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (20.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (7.12%) PCI DSS
3 19 (6.44%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (6.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (2.37%) GDPR
6 4 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (1.36%) QA
7 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.02%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.68%) BS25999
8 2 (0.68%) COBIT
8 2 (0.68%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.34%) GPG13
9 1 (0.34%) IASME
9 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (5.08%) Snort
2 5 (1.69%) pfSense
3 2 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 26 (8.81%) Nessus
2 9 (3.05%) Nmap
3 6 (2.03%) RSA enVision
4 5 (1.69%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.69%) HP Fortify
4 5 (1.69%) WebInspect
5 3 (1.02%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (1.02%) Core Impact
5 3 (1.02%) CSIRT
6 2 (0.68%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (0.68%) EnCase
6 2 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 17 (5.76%) Red Hat
2 13 (4.41%) Cisco
2 13 (4.41%) LogRhythm
3 11 (3.73%) ArcSight
4 6 (2.03%) Splunk
5 5 (1.69%) Aruba
5 5 (1.69%) CheckPoint
5 5 (1.69%) Extreme Networks
5 5 (1.69%) F5
5 5 (1.69%) Fortinet
5 5 (1.69%) Juniper
5 5 (1.69%) Palo Alto
5 5 (1.69%) SonicWALL
5 5 (1.69%) WatchGuard
6 2 (0.68%) SunGard
6 2 (0.68%) VMware
7 1 (0.34%) HP
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft