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

CREST Certification
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 715 870
Rank change year-on-year -21 +155  
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 122 242 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.100%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.84% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 75 176 77
Median salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £73,750 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,031 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -23.42% -  

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 21097 28876 29768
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.76% 27.77% 27.55%
Number of salaries quoted 16613 23156 23363
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 £68,500 £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 28 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 28 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 +2 113 £58,750 -2.08% 35
London +27 52 £70,000 +7.69% 6
South East +19 19 £55,000 -4.34% 10
West Midlands +42 14 £50,000 -13.04% 3
South West +17 13 £42,500 -26.08% 6
Berkshire +34 10 £75,000 +53.84% 2
Scotland - 9 £37,500 -
West Yorkshire +32 8 £44,031 - 2
Yorkshire +31 8 £44,031 +76.12% 2
Buckinghamshire +20 8 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Milton Keynes +16 8 £52,500 -8.69% 2
Edinburgh - 8 £37,500 -
Warwickshire +33 7 £56,250 -6.25%
Leamington Spa - 6 £60,000 -
City of London +37 5 - - 3
Reading +27 5 £75,000 +76.47% 2
Leeds +24 5 £44,031 - 2
Bristol +1 5 £42,500 -26.08% 2
Gloucestershire -6 5 £37,500 -34.78% 4
Bracknell - 5 - -
Malvern - 4 £50,000 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £50,000 - 1
East of England +21 2 £35,000 - 1
Cheltenham +7 2 £37,500 -39.02% 3
North West -20 2 £68,750 +5.76% 5
Manchester -30 2 £68,750 +1.85% 4
Swindon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +13 1 - -
Birmingham +6 1 £52,500 -8.69% 2

CREST Certified
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 169 (64.50%) Penetration Testing
2 147 (56.11%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (40.08%) Information Security
4 98 (37.40%) Windows
5 89 (33.97%) Security Cleared
6 75 (28.63%) OSCP
7 74 (28.24%) Degree
8 73 (27.86%) CEH
9 64 (24.43%) CISSP
10 59 (22.52%) GIAC
10 59 (22.52%) SC Cleared
10 59 (22.52%) CHECK Team Leader
11 57 (21.76%) Security Testing
12 55 (20.99%) Linux
13 49 (18.70%) Java
13 49 (18.70%) SIEM
13 49 (18.70%) Ethical Hacking
14 48 (18.32%) Unix
15 47 (17.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 46 (17.56%) C
16 46 (17.56%) CHECK Team Member
17 45 (17.18%) C++
17 45 (17.18%) Finance
18 44 (16.79%) SANS
19 42 (16.03%) Firewall
20 41 (15.65%) Python
20 41 (15.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 39 (14.89%) Ruby
21 39 (14.89%) Security Operations
22 38 (14.50%) 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 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.44%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.29%) Sumo Logic
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (16.03%) Firewall
2 37 (14.12%) Wireless
3 35 (13.36%) Network Security
4 28 (10.69%) TCP/IP
5 19 (7.25%) Wireless Security
6 14 (5.34%) HTTP
7 10 (3.82%) Wireshark
8 8 (3.05%) Internet
8 8 (3.05%) NetScreen
8 8 (3.05%) SMTP
9 4 (1.53%) LAN
9 4 (1.53%) WAN
10 2 (0.76%) DHCP
10 2 (0.76%) DNS
10 2 (0.76%) FTP
10 2 (0.76%) LDAP
10 2 (0.76%) SSL
10 2 (0.76%) tcpdump
10 2 (0.76%) Telnet
11 1 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.96%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 17 (6.49%) Metasploit
2 12 (4.58%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.76%) Xcode
General
1 45 (17.18%) Finance
2 10 (3.82%) Publishing
3 9 (3.44%) Legal
4 7 (2.67%) Marketing
5 4 (1.53%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.15%) Retail
7 2 (0.76%) Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Electronics
7 2 (0.76%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 107 (40.84%) Tester
2 96 (36.64%) Penetration Tester
3 44 (16.79%) Analyst
4 37 (14.12%) Consultant
5 34 (12.98%) Security Analyst
6 27 (10.31%) Security Tester
7 20 (7.63%) Security Consultant
8 19 (7.25%) SOC Analyst
9 18 (6.87%) Security Penetration Tester
10 17 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (6.11%) Senior Security Analyst
12 15 (5.73%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 14 (5.34%) Security Manager
14 13 (4.96%) Architect
15 11 (4.20%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 11 (4.20%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
15 11 (4.20%) Senior Penetration Tester
15 11 (4.20%) Senior Tester
15 11 (4.20%) Team Leader
16 10 (3.82%) Ethical Hacker
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.96%) .NET
2 11 (4.20%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (3.05%) Regular Expression
4 6 (2.29%) Middleware
5 3 (1.15%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.15%) HTML
6 2 (0.76%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.38%) CGI
7 1 (0.38%) CSS
7 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (13.36%) Security Operations Centre
2 34 (12.98%) Mobile App
3 22 (8.40%) CESG
3 22 (8.40%) Management Information System
4 19 (7.25%) Cyberthreat
5 18 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (6.49%) Cyber Defence
7 10 (3.82%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.29%) iSeries
9 5 (1.91%) iPad
10 4 (1.53%) Cyber Attack
11 3 (1.15%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.15%) NHS
12 2 (0.76%) Blog
12 2 (0.76%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.38%) iPhone
13 1 (0.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 98 (37.40%) Windows
2 55 (20.99%) Linux
3 48 (18.32%) Unix
4 16 (6.11%) Solaris
5 8 (3.05%) Kali Linux
6 6 (2.29%) Android
6 6 (2.29%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.29%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.76%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (64.50%) Penetration Testing
2 147 (56.11%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (40.08%) Information Security
4 57 (21.76%) Security Testing
5 49 (18.70%) Ethical Hacking
5 49 (18.70%) SIEM
6 47 (17.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 39 (14.89%) Security Operations
8 38 (14.50%) Risk Management
9 33 (12.60%) Presales
10 31 (11.83%) Social Engineering
11 27 (10.31%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (8.40%) Security Architecture
13 20 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (7.63%) Project Management
13 20 (7.63%) Reverse Engineering
13 20 (7.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 18 (6.87%) Protective Monitoring
14 18 (6.87%) Security Monitoring
14 18 (6.87%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.70%) Java
2 46 (17.56%) C
3 45 (17.18%) C++
4 41 (15.65%) Python
5 39 (14.89%) Ruby
6 25 (9.54%) PHP
7 21 (8.02%) Perl
8 19 (7.25%) Bash Shell
9 14 (5.34%) C#
10 10 (3.82%) VB
10 10 (3.82%) VB.NET
11 9 (3.44%) PowerShell
12 8 (3.05%) SQL
13 5 (1.91%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 89 (33.97%) Security Cleared
2 75 (28.63%) OSCP
3 74 (28.24%) Degree
4 73 (27.86%) CEH
5 64 (24.43%) CISSP
6 59 (22.52%) CHECK Team Leader
6 59 (22.52%) GIAC
6 59 (22.52%) SC Cleared
7 46 (17.56%) CHECK Team Member
8 44 (16.79%) SANS
9 32 (12.21%) DV Cleared
10 30 (11.45%) GPEN
11 28 (10.69%) GCIH
12 26 (9.92%) Tigerscheme
13 24 (9.16%) CISM
14 23 (8.78%) CISA
15 21 (8.02%) GCIA
16 16 (6.11%) GCFA
17 14 (5.34%) GREM
18 9 (3.44%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (4.96%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.44%) SSAE 16
4 7 (2.67%) QA
5 5 (1.91%) SLA
6 3 (1.15%) GDPR
6 3 (1.15%) GPG13
6 3 (1.15%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.76%) 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 (6.87%) Snort
2 6 (2.29%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 21 (8.02%) Nessus
2 14 (5.34%) logstash
3 12 (4.58%) CSIRT
3 12 (4.58%) RSA enVision
4 8 (3.05%) Kibana
4 8 (3.05%) Nmap
4 8 (3.05%) QRadar
5 6 (2.29%) WMI
6 5 (1.91%) Core Impact
7 4 (1.53%) EnCase
8 2 (0.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.76%) 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 (8.40%) LogRhythm
2 19 (7.25%) Cisco
2 19 (7.25%) Splunk
3 18 (6.87%) ArcSight
4 14 (5.34%) Sophos
5 10 (3.82%) Fortinet
5 10 (3.82%) Juniper
5 10 (3.82%) Red Hat
6 9 (3.44%) CheckPoint
6 9 (3.44%) FireEye
6 9 (3.44%) Palo Alto
7 8 (3.05%) AlienVault
7 8 (3.05%) Intel Security
7 8 (3.05%) Sourcefire
7 8 (3.05%) TippingPoint
8 6 (2.29%) VMware
9 2 (0.76%) HP
9 2 (0.76%) Nokia
10 1 (0.38%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.38%) SunGard
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £55 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £50,000 to £87,000 per annum plus benefits and car allowence
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Datasource Computer Employment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cloudscope
Salary: From £55 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Iress
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000.00 - £800000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
England
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: benefits
Posted: 13 days ago