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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CREST Certification
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 716 716 881
Rank change year-on-year 0 +165  
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 159 234 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 0.89% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 128 143 72
Median salary £55,000 £57,500 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.34% +7.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,700 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,250 £75,000 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76%  

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 21879 26355 30467
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.63% 26.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17040 21310 24136
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -28 140 £55,000 -4.34% 13
London +3 69 £55,000 -12.00% 8
South East +21 25 £45,000 -14.28% 3
City of London +36 19 £65,000 +10.63%
South West +7 17 £37,500 -31.81%
Oxfordshire +23 15 £35,000 - 2
West Midlands +23 13 £55,000 +12.82% 1
Worcestershire +5 9 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Malvern - 9 £55,000 -
Scotland +20 8 £37,500 -
Bristol -17 8 £57,500 +4.54%
Edinburgh - 8 £37,500 -
North West -46 7 £60,000 - 1
Surrey +38 6 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Guildford +17 6 £60,000 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -5 5 - -
Yorkshire -18 5 - -
Oxford - 5 £47,500 - 2
Gloucestershire +5 4 £48,750 -15.21%
Birmingham - 4 £62,500 -
Exeter - 3 £25,729 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £45,000 -
Devon - 3 £25,729 -
Gloucester +3 2 - -
Manchester -40 2 £61,250 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £67,500 -
Cheltenham - 2 £48,750 -
Berkshire +19 1 £45,000 -21.73%
Reading +17 1 £45,000 -21.73%

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 156 (56.32%) Penetration Testing
2 132 (47.65%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (44.04%) Information Security
4 107 (38.63%) Windows
5 96 (34.66%) Security Cleared
6 92 (33.21%) CISSP
7 88 (31.77%) OSCP
8 79 (28.52%) Security Testing
8 79 (28.52%) Degree
9 72 (25.99%) SC Cleared
10 65 (23.47%) Java
11 64 (23.10%) Security Architecture
11 64 (23.10%) Ethical Hacking
12 61 (22.02%) Network Security
13 60 (21.66%) GIAC
14 57 (20.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 56 (20.22%) CEH
15 56 (20.22%) Linux
16 53 (19.13%) SIEM
17 50 (18.05%) Ruby
17 50 (18.05%) GCIH
18 49 (17.69%) C
19 48 (17.33%) TCP/IP
20 47 (16.97%) Python
20 47 (16.97%) Firewall
20 47 (16.97%) CHECK Team Member
21 46 (16.61%) Unix
22 43 (15.52%) SANS
23 40 (14.44%) Threat Intelligence
23 40 (14.44%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.14%) SaaS
2 14 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.72%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 61 (22.02%) Network Security
2 48 (17.33%) TCP/IP
3 47 (16.97%) Firewall
4 31 (11.19%) Wireless
5 23 (8.30%) HTTP
5 23 (8.30%) Internet
6 15 (5.42%) Wireless Security
7 13 (4.69%) Wireshark
8 10 (3.61%) SMTP
9 5 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.81%) DHCP
9 5 (1.81%) DNS
9 5 (1.81%) FTP
9 5 (1.81%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.81%) IPsec
9 5 (1.81%) LDAP
9 5 (1.81%) SSL
9 5 (1.81%) tcpdump
9 5 (1.81%) Telnet
9 5 (1.81%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.97%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (8.66%) Metasploit
2 16 (5.78%) Burp Suite
3 12 (4.33%) Eclipse
3 12 (4.33%) Xcode
4 3 (1.08%) AppScan
4 3 (1.08%) Paros
General
1 38 (13.72%) Finance
2 11 (3.97%) Publishing
3 7 (2.53%) Marketing
4 6 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 6 (2.17%) Legal
5 4 (1.44%) Digital Economy
5 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.08%) Retail
7 2 (0.72%) Automotive
7 2 (0.72%) Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 108 (38.99%) Tester
2 91 (32.85%) Penetration Tester
3 50 (18.05%) Analyst
4 44 (15.88%) Consultant
5 36 (13.00%) Security Consultant
6 34 (12.27%) Security Analyst
7 26 (9.39%) SOC Analyst
8 23 (8.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 23 (8.30%) Security Tester
9 17 (6.14%) Ethical Hacker
10 16 (5.78%) Manual Tester
11 14 (5.05%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (5.05%) Senior Penetration Tester
11 14 (5.05%) Senior Tester
12 13 (4.69%) Senior Security Analyst
12 13 (4.69%) Team Leader
13 12 (4.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 12 (4.33%) Security Manager
14 9 (3.25%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
15 8 (2.89%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.39%) Web Services
2 19 (6.86%) .NET
3 5 (1.81%) HTML
3 5 (1.81%) Middleware
4 4 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.44%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.47%) Mobile App
3 27 (9.75%) Security Operations Centre
4 26 (9.39%) Cyberthreat
5 19 (6.86%) Computer Science
5 19 (6.86%) Management Information System
6 14 (5.05%) Cyber Attack
7 13 (4.69%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.53%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.17%) CESG
10 5 (1.81%) iSeries
10 5 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.81%) PKI
11 4 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
12 3 (1.08%) iPad
12 3 (1.08%) Life Science
12 3 (1.08%) NHS
13 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.36%) Blog
14 1 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 107 (38.63%) Windows
2 56 (20.22%) Linux
3 46 (16.61%) Unix
4 21 (7.58%) Solaris
5 18 (6.50%) Android
6 17 (6.14%) Apple iOS
7 11 (3.97%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.81%) CentOS
8 5 (1.81%) Debian
8 5 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.81%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.08%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.08%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.36%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (56.32%) Penetration Testing
2 132 (47.65%) Cybersecurity
3 122 (44.04%) Information Security
4 79 (28.52%) Security Testing
5 64 (23.10%) Ethical Hacking
5 64 (23.10%) Security Architecture
6 53 (19.13%) SIEM
7 40 (14.44%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 40 (14.44%) Threat Intelligence
8 38 (13.72%) Security Operations
9 32 (11.55%) Risk Management
10 31 (11.19%) Social Engineering
11 30 (10.83%) ITIL
11 30 (10.83%) OWASP
11 30 (10.83%) Presales
12 29 (10.47%) Incident Management
12 29 (10.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 27 (9.75%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (7.94%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.47%) Java
2 50 (18.05%) Ruby
3 49 (17.69%) C
4 47 (16.97%) Python
5 38 (13.72%) C++
6 25 (9.03%) Perl
7 19 (6.86%) Bash Shell
8 18 (6.50%) SQL
9 16 (5.78%) VB
10 12 (4.33%) PHP
11 5 (1.81%) C-shell
11 5 (1.81%) Korn
11 5 (1.81%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.44%) C#
13 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (34.66%) Security Cleared
2 92 (33.21%) CISSP
3 88 (31.77%) OSCP
4 79 (28.52%) Degree
5 72 (25.99%) SC Cleared
6 60 (21.66%) GIAC
7 56 (20.22%) CEH
8 50 (18.05%) GCIH
9 47 (16.97%) CHECK Team Member
10 43 (15.52%) SANS
11 38 (13.72%) DV Cleared
12 37 (13.36%) Tigerscheme
13 31 (11.19%) CHECK Team Leader
14 30 (10.83%) GCIA
15 29 (10.47%) CISM
16 26 (9.39%) OSCE
17 21 (7.58%) CISA
17 21 (7.58%) GPEN
18 16 (5.78%) Cyber Scheme
19 15 (5.42%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (20.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (7.22%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (4.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 7 (2.53%) GDPR
4 7 (2.53%) QA
5 4 (1.44%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.44%) NIST 800
6 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.72%) BS25999
7 2 (0.72%) COBIT
7 2 (0.72%) FINRA
7 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.72%) SLA
7 2 (0.72%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.36%) GPG13
8 1 (0.36%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 22 (7.94%) Snort
2 5 (1.81%) pfSense
2 5 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (1.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (7.94%) Nessus
2 10 (3.61%) RSA enVision
3 6 (2.17%) CSIRT
3 6 (2.17%) logstash
4 5 (1.81%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.81%) Nmap
5 4 (1.44%) Kibana
5 4 (1.44%) QRadar
6 3 (1.08%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (1.08%) HP Fortify
6 3 (1.08%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.72%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 2 (0.72%) EnCase
7 2 (0.72%) WMI
8 1 (0.36%) Core Impact
Vendors
1 21 (7.58%) Red Hat
2 20 (7.22%) LogRhythm
3 17 (6.14%) Cisco
4 16 (5.78%) ArcSight
5 12 (4.33%) Splunk
6 10 (3.61%) CheckPoint
6 10 (3.61%) Palo Alto
7 9 (3.25%) Fortinet
7 9 (3.25%) Juniper
8 6 (2.17%) Sophos
9 5 (1.81%) Aruba
9 5 (1.81%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (1.81%) F5
9 5 (1.81%) SonicWALL
9 5 (1.81%) VMware
9 5 (1.81%) WatchGuard
10 4 (1.44%) AlienVault
10 4 (1.44%) FireEye
10 4 (1.44%) Sourcefire
10 4 (1.44%) TippingPoint
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
United Kingdom
Nexere Consulting Limited
Salary: Car + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Adeptis Group
Salary: £70000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cloudscope
Salary: £50k - 60k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: Depending on Experience / Location
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £90000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Oxford
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, certification
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago