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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CREST Certification
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 706 858
Rank change year-on-year -27 +152  
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 119 247 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.24% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.56% 0.85% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 75 178 80
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £56,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -26.08% -  

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 21178 28974 29635
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.77% 27.71% 27.53%
Number of salaries quoted 16684 23232 23258
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,000 £71,000
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -36 110 £56,250 -6.25% 18
London +9 51 £70,000 +7.69% 6
South East +28 18 £55,000 -4.34% 7
West Midlands +32 14 £50,000 -13.04%
South West +20 13 £42,500 -26.08% 2
Berkshire +35 9 £75,000 +53.84%
Edinburgh - 9 £37,500 -
Scotland - 9 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +25 8 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Milton Keynes +16 8 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Warwickshire +36 7 £56,250 -6.25%
Yorkshire +28 7 £44,031 +76.12% 1
West Yorkshire +17 7 £44,031 - 1
Leamington Spa - 6 £60,000 -
City of London +35 5 - - 2
Reading +32 5 £75,000 +76.47%
Bristol -4 5 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Gloucestershire -12 5 £37,500 -34.78% 1
Leeds +21 4 £44,031 - 1
Malvern - 4 £50,000 -
Bracknell - 4 - -
Worcestershire - 4 £50,000 -
East of England +35 2 £35,000 -
Cheltenham +12 2 £37,500 -39.02% 1
North West -24 2 £68,750 +5.76% 1
Manchester -31 2 £68,750 +1.85% 1
Exeter - 2 £25,729 -
Devon - 2 £25,729 -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 - -
Birmingham +12 1 £52,500 -8.69%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 167 (64.23%) Penetration Testing
2 144 (55.38%) Cybersecurity
3 101 (38.85%) Information Security
4 97 (37.31%) Windows
5 88 (33.85%) Security Cleared
6 73 (28.08%) OSCP
6 73 (28.08%) Degree
7 72 (27.69%) CEH
8 64 (24.62%) CISSP
9 59 (22.69%) GIAC
10 58 (22.31%) Security Testing
10 58 (22.31%) SC Cleared
10 58 (22.31%) CHECK Team Leader
11 54 (20.77%) Linux
12 51 (19.62%) Java
13 49 (18.85%) Unix
14 48 (18.46%) SIEM
14 48 (18.46%) Ethical Hacking
15 47 (18.08%) C
16 46 (17.69%) C++
17 45 (17.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 45 (17.31%) CHECK Team Member
18 44 (16.92%) Finance
19 43 (16.54%) Python
19 43 (16.54%) SANS
20 41 (15.77%) Firewall
21 40 (15.38%) Ruby
21 40 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 39 (15.00%) Security Operations
23 38 (14.62%) Risk Management

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 8 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.31%) Sumo Logic
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.77%) Firewall
2 36 (13.85%) Wireless
3 34 (13.08%) Network Security
4 29 (11.15%) TCP/IP
5 19 (7.31%) Wireless Security
6 14 (5.38%) HTTP
7 10 (3.85%) Wireshark
8 8 (3.08%) Internet
8 8 (3.08%) NetScreen
8 8 (3.08%) SMTP
9 4 (1.54%) LAN
9 4 (1.54%) WAN
10 2 (0.77%) DHCP
10 2 (0.77%) DNS
10 2 (0.77%) FTP
10 2 (0.77%) LDAP
10 2 (0.77%) SSL
10 2 (0.77%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.77%) Telnet
11 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (6.15%) Metasploit
2 10 (3.85%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.77%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.77%) Xcode
General
1 44 (16.92%) Finance
2 10 (3.85%) Publishing
3 9 (3.46%) Legal
4 7 (2.69%) Marketing
5 4 (1.54%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.15%) Retail
7 2 (0.77%) Banking
7 2 (0.77%) Electronics
7 2 (0.77%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (40.38%) Tester
2 93 (35.77%) Penetration Tester
3 45 (17.31%) Analyst
4 35 (13.46%) Consultant
4 35 (13.46%) Security Analyst
5 27 (10.38%) Security Tester
6 19 (7.31%) SOC Analyst
7 18 (6.92%) Security Consultant
8 17 (6.54%) Security Penetration Tester
8 17 (6.54%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (6.15%) Senior Security Analyst
10 15 (5.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 14 (5.38%) Security Manager
12 13 (5.00%) Architect
13 11 (4.23%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 11 (4.23%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
13 11 (4.23%) Senior Penetration Tester
13 11 (4.23%) Senior Tester
13 11 (4.23%) Team Leader
14 10 (3.85%) Penetration Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.00%) .NET
2 11 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (3.08%) Regular Expression
4 6 (2.31%) Middleware
5 4 (1.54%) HTML
6 3 (1.15%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.77%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.77%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.38%) CGI
8 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.46%) Security Operations Centre
2 32 (12.31%) Mobile App
3 22 (8.46%) CESG
3 22 (8.46%) Management Information System
4 19 (7.31%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (6.54%) Cyber Defence
7 10 (3.85%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.31%) iSeries
9 5 (1.92%) iPad
10 4 (1.54%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.15%) NHS
12 2 (0.77%) Blog
12 2 (0.77%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.38%) iPhone
13 1 (0.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 97 (37.31%) Windows
2 54 (20.77%) Linux
3 49 (18.85%) Unix
4 17 (6.54%) Solaris
5 8 (3.08%) Kali Linux
6 6 (2.31%) Android
6 6 (2.31%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.31%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.77%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (64.23%) Penetration Testing
2 144 (55.38%) Cybersecurity
3 101 (38.85%) Information Security
4 58 (22.31%) Security Testing
5 48 (18.46%) Ethical Hacking
5 48 (18.46%) SIEM
6 45 (17.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 39 (15.00%) Security Operations
8 38 (14.62%) Risk Management
9 33 (12.69%) Presales
10 31 (11.92%) Social Engineering
11 27 (10.38%) Vulnerability Management
12 21 (8.08%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (8.08%) Security Architecture
13 20 (7.69%) Project Management
13 20 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
14 18 (6.92%) Incident Management
14 18 (6.92%) Protective Monitoring
14 18 (6.92%) Threat Modelling
14 18 (6.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.62%) Java
2 47 (18.08%) C
3 46 (17.69%) C++
4 43 (16.54%) Python
5 40 (15.38%) Ruby
6 25 (9.62%) PHP
7 21 (8.08%) Perl
8 19 (7.31%) Bash Shell
9 14 (5.38%) C#
10 11 (4.23%) VB
11 10 (3.85%) PowerShell
11 10 (3.85%) VB.NET
12 7 (2.69%) SQL
13 6 (2.31%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 88 (33.85%) Security Cleared
2 73 (28.08%) Degree
2 73 (28.08%) OSCP
3 72 (27.69%) CEH
4 64 (24.62%) CISSP
5 59 (22.69%) GIAC
6 58 (22.31%) CHECK Team Leader
6 58 (22.31%) SC Cleared
7 45 (17.31%) CHECK Team Member
8 43 (16.54%) SANS
9 32 (12.31%) DV Cleared
10 30 (11.54%) GPEN
11 28 (10.77%) GCIH
12 26 (10.00%) Tigerscheme
13 24 (9.23%) CISM
14 23 (8.85%) CISA
15 21 (8.08%) GCIA
16 16 (6.15%) GCFA
17 14 (5.38%) GREM
18 8 (3.08%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (4.62%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.46%) SSAE 16
4 7 (2.69%) QA
5 5 (1.92%) SLA
6 3 (1.15%) GDPR
6 3 (1.15%) GPG13
6 3 (1.15%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.77%) FINRA
8 1 (0.38%) BS25999
8 1 (0.38%) COBIT
8 1 (0.38%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.38%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (6.92%) Snort
2 6 (2.31%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (7.69%) Nessus
2 14 (5.38%) logstash
3 12 (4.62%) CSIRT
3 12 (4.62%) RSA enVision
4 8 (3.08%) Kibana
4 8 (3.08%) Nmap
4 8 (3.08%) QRadar
5 6 (2.31%) WMI
6 5 (1.92%) Core Impact
7 4 (1.54%) EnCase
8 2 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.77%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.38%) Ansible
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.38%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (8.46%) LogRhythm
2 19 (7.31%) Cisco
2 19 (7.31%) Splunk
3 18 (6.92%) ArcSight
4 14 (5.38%) Sophos
5 11 (4.23%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 10 (3.85%) Juniper
7 9 (3.46%) CheckPoint
7 9 (3.46%) FireEye
7 9 (3.46%) Palo Alto
8 8 (3.08%) AlienVault
8 8 (3.08%) Intel Security
8 8 (3.08%) Sourcefire
8 8 (3.08%) TippingPoint
9 6 (2.31%) VMware
10 2 (0.77%) HP
10 2 (0.77%) Nokia
11 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.38%) SunGard
City, London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
Adteq
Salary: Up to £120,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £55 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
NHS Digital
Salary: £40,428 - £48,514 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000.00 - £800000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Northampton
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 22 days ago