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 3 months to 25 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CREST Certification
UK
3 months to
25 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 720 679 862
Rank change year-on-year -41 +183  
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 149 255 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.95% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 112 162 75
Median salary £56,250 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £43,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £76,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -21.73% +9.52%  

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 21265 26803 29435
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.71% 27.17% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 16604 21557 23107
Median salary £45,415 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.38% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

CREST Certified
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing CREST Certified as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 May 2017.

Salary histogram for CREST Certified in the UK

CREST Certified
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 135 £55,000 -4.34% 18
London +21 68 £62,500 - 8
South East +35 22 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South West -10 17 £37,500 -34.78%
West Midlands +20 12 £50,000 -13.04% 4
City of London +29 11 £65,000 -7.14%
Oxfordshire +11 9 £35,000 - 1
West Yorkshire +5 8 £44,031 -44.96%
Yorkshire +4 8 £44,031 -41.29%
Malvern - 8 £52,500 -
Worcestershire - 8 £52,500 - 2
Gloucestershire -9 7 £37,500 -34.78%
Scotland +24 6 £37,500 -
North West -34 6 £63,750 +21.42% 2
Edinburgh - 6 £37,500 -
Surrey +31 5 £60,000 -17.24%
Guildford +23 5 £60,000 -15.49%
Buckinghamshire +12 5 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Bristol -15 5 £42,500 -22.72%
Milton Keynes +4 4 - - 1
Cheltenham +24 3 £37,500 -46.42%
Berkshire +17 3 £45,000 -21.73%
Exeter - 3 £25,729 -
Devon - 3 £25,729 -
Warwickshire +21 2 £43,750 -2.77%
Reading +11 2 £45,000 -21.73%
Gloucester +7 2 - -
Birmingham -7 2 £50,000 -13.04% 2
Leeds -7 2 £44,031 -44.96%
Cheshire -21 2 £67,500 +28.57%

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 149 (57.75%) Penetration Testing
2 131 (50.78%) Cybersecurity
3 108 (41.86%) Information Security
4 91 (35.27%) Windows
5 88 (34.11%) Security Cleared
6 85 (32.95%) OSCP
7 84 (32.56%) CISSP
8 76 (29.46%) Degree
9 74 (28.68%) Security Testing
10 66 (25.58%) SC Cleared
11 59 (22.87%) Ethical Hacking
12 57 (22.09%) GIAC
13 55 (21.32%) Java
14 54 (20.93%) CEH
15 49 (18.99%) C
15 49 (18.99%) Network Security
15 49 (18.99%) Security Architecture
15 49 (18.99%) SIEM
16 45 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 45 (17.44%) Python
17 44 (17.05%) Linux
18 43 (16.67%) Ruby
19 42 (16.28%) GCIH
20 41 (15.89%) TCP/IP
20 41 (15.89%) CHECK Team Member
21 40 (15.50%) Unix
22 39 (15.12%) Finance
22 39 (15.12%) Firewall
22 39 (15.12%) SANS
23 38 (14.73%) C++

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.65%) SaaS
3 3 (1.16%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.99%) Network Security
2 41 (15.89%) TCP/IP
3 39 (15.12%) Firewall
4 31 (12.02%) Wireless
5 18 (6.98%) HTTP
6 17 (6.59%) Internet
6 17 (6.59%) Wireless Security
7 12 (4.65%) SMTP
7 12 (4.65%) Wireshark
8 6 (2.33%) DHCP
8 6 (2.33%) DNS
8 6 (2.33%) FTP
8 6 (2.33%) LDAP
8 6 (2.33%) SSL
8 6 (2.33%) tcpdump
8 6 (2.33%) Telnet
9 4 (1.55%) LAN
9 4 (1.55%) NetScreen
9 4 (1.55%) WAN
10 2 (0.78%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (8.53%) Metasploit
2 12 (4.65%) Eclipse
2 12 (4.65%) Xcode
3 8 (3.10%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.78%) AppScan
4 2 (0.78%) Paros
General
1 39 (15.12%) Finance
2 12 (4.65%) Publishing
3 8 (3.10%) Marketing
4 6 (2.33%) Legal
5 4 (1.55%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.78%) Banking
7 2 (0.78%) Electronics
7 2 (0.78%) German Language
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 98 (37.98%) Tester
2 84 (32.56%) Penetration Tester
3 50 (19.38%) Analyst
4 42 (16.28%) Consultant
5 37 (14.34%) Security Analyst
6 32 (12.40%) Security Consultant
7 24 (9.30%) SOC Analyst
8 21 (8.14%) Security Tester
9 18 (6.98%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 17 (6.59%) Ethical Hacker
11 15 (5.81%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (5.43%) Senior Security Analyst
13 13 (5.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 13 (5.04%) Manual Tester
13 13 (5.04%) Security Manager
14 12 (4.65%) Team Leader
15 10 (3.88%) Senior Penetration Tester
15 10 (3.88%) Senior Tester
16 9 (3.49%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
17 8 (3.10%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.59%) Web Services
2 15 (5.81%) .NET
3 6 (2.33%) Middleware
4 4 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.55%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.16%) CSS
5 3 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.63%) Mobile App
2 27 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (9.69%) Security Operations Centre
4 21 (8.14%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (6.20%) Management Information System
6 15 (5.81%) Computer Science
7 11 (4.26%) CESG
8 10 (3.88%) Cyber Attack
8 10 (3.88%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
9 6 (2.33%) iSeries
10 4 (1.55%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.16%) iPad
11 3 (1.16%) NHS
12 2 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.78%) Life Science
13 1 (0.39%) Blog
13 1 (0.39%) iPhone
13 1 (0.39%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 91 (35.27%) Windows
2 44 (17.05%) Linux
3 40 (15.50%) Unix
4 20 (7.75%) Solaris
5 18 (6.98%) Android
6 17 (6.59%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.33%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.55%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.16%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.78%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (57.75%) Penetration Testing
2 131 (50.78%) Cybersecurity
3 108 (41.86%) Information Security
4 74 (28.68%) Security Testing
5 59 (22.87%) Ethical Hacking
6 49 (18.99%) Security Architecture
6 49 (18.99%) SIEM
7 37 (14.34%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 37 (14.34%) Threat Intelligence
8 33 (12.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 32 (12.40%) Presales
9 32 (12.40%) Risk Management
10 31 (12.02%) Security Operations
10 31 (12.02%) Social Engineering
11 27 (10.47%) ITIL
12 25 (9.69%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (9.30%) SDLC
14 23 (8.91%) Incident Management
14 23 (8.91%) Vulnerability Management
15 21 (8.14%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.32%) Java
2 49 (18.99%) C
3 45 (17.44%) Python
4 43 (16.67%) Ruby
5 38 (14.73%) C++
6 25 (9.69%) Perl
7 14 (5.43%) PHP
7 14 (5.43%) SQL
7 14 (5.43%) VB
8 13 (5.04%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.55%) C#
11 3 (1.16%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (34.11%) Security Cleared
2 85 (32.95%) OSCP
3 84 (32.56%) CISSP
4 76 (29.46%) Degree
5 66 (25.58%) SC Cleared
6 57 (22.09%) GIAC
7 54 (20.93%) CEH
8 42 (16.28%) GCIH
9 41 (15.89%) CHECK Team Member
10 39 (15.12%) SANS
11 38 (14.73%) DV Cleared
12 37 (14.34%) Tigerscheme
13 33 (12.79%) CHECK Team Leader
14 27 (10.47%) CISM
14 27 (10.47%) GCIA
15 24 (9.30%) GPEN
16 22 (8.53%) CISA
17 20 (7.75%) OSCE
18 17 (6.59%) GCFA
19 14 (5.43%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.43%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (3.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 8 (3.10%) QA
5 6 (2.33%) GDPR
6 4 (1.55%) HIPAA
7 3 (1.16%) ISO27002
7 3 (1.16%) SLA
7 3 (1.16%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.78%) BS25999
8 2 (0.78%) COBIT
8 2 (0.78%) FINRA
8 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.39%) GPG13
9 1 (0.39%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 23 (8.91%) Snort
2 6 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (7.36%) Nessus
2 10 (3.88%) RSA enVision
3 7 (2.71%) logstash
4 5 (1.94%) CSIRT
5 4 (1.55%) EnCase
5 4 (1.55%) Kibana
5 4 (1.55%) QRadar
6 3 (1.16%) Core Impact
6 3 (1.16%) WMI
7 2 (0.78%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 2 (0.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.78%) HP Fortify
7 2 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.78%) Nmap
7 2 (0.78%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 21 (8.14%) LogRhythm
2 17 (6.59%) ArcSight
3 14 (5.43%) Cisco
3 14 (5.43%) Red Hat
3 14 (5.43%) Splunk
4 7 (2.71%) Sophos
5 6 (2.33%) VMware
6 5 (1.94%) CheckPoint
6 5 (1.94%) FireEye
6 5 (1.94%) Palo Alto
7 4 (1.55%) AlienVault
7 4 (1.55%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.55%) Juniper
7 4 (1.55%) McAfee
7 4 (1.55%) Sourcefire
7 4 (1.55%) TippingPoint
8 2 (0.78%) SunGard
9 1 (0.39%) Microsoft
UK
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + 10k bonus, £5k Car + bens
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum (Depending on Location/Experience)
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: bonus and benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum £50,000 to £60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Salary: Please quote your rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Braintree, Essex
Peopleworks
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus + Share Options +
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Linkpoint Resources
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000 + shift allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £28000 - £32500 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Flex Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £55k + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
South East
Peopleworks
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum £50000 to £60000 + Excellent Benefit
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago