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

CREST Certification
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 726 706 871
Rank change year-on-year -20 +165  
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 163 237 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.100%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.75% 0.91% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 132 152 76
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 £33,750 £38,750 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,375 £80,000 £76,875
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -13.63% +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 21812 26092 30465
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.53% 26.60% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 35594 44568 49436
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 £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for CREST Certified in the UK

CREST Certified
Top 8 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 29 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 -21 143 £55,000 -4.34% 16
UK excluding London -14 78 £47,500 -13.63% 10
London -5 69 £55,000 -12.00% 6
South East +23 28 £46,250 -11.90% 3
South West -3 16 £55,000 +2.32%
Midlands +18 14 £55,000 +4.76% 5
North of England -30 12 £60,000 -14.28% 2
Scotland +10 8 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 157 (55.87%) Penetration Testing
2 132 (46.98%) Cybersecurity
3 126 (44.84%) Information Security
4 107 (38.08%) Windows
5 100 (35.59%) Security Cleared
6 92 (32.74%) CISSP
7 88 (31.32%) OSCP
8 79 (28.11%) Security Testing
9 78 (27.76%) Degree
10 76 (27.05%) SC Cleared
11 66 (23.49%) Java
12 65 (23.13%) Security Architecture
13 63 (22.42%) Network Security
13 63 (22.42%) Ethical Hacking
14 61 (21.71%) GIAC
15 59 (21.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 56 (19.93%) CEH
17 55 (19.57%) Linux
18 54 (19.22%) SIEM
19 51 (18.15%) GCIH
20 50 (17.79%) Ruby
21 48 (17.08%) TCP/IP
21 48 (17.08%) C
21 48 (17.08%) CHECK Team Member
22 47 (16.73%) Unix
22 47 (16.73%) Firewall
23 46 (16.37%) Python
24 43 (15.30%) SANS
25 41 (14.59%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
25 41 (14.59%) 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 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.41%) SaaS
2 13 (4.63%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 63 (22.42%) Network Security
2 48 (17.08%) TCP/IP
3 47 (16.73%) Firewall
4 31 (11.03%) Wireless
5 24 (8.54%) Internet
6 22 (7.83%) HTTP
7 15 (5.34%) Wireless Security
8 13 (4.63%) Wireshark
9 9 (3.20%) SMTP
10 5 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.78%) DHCP
10 5 (1.78%) DNS
10 5 (1.78%) FTP
10 5 (1.78%) HTTPS
10 5 (1.78%) IPsec
10 5 (1.78%) LDAP
10 5 (1.78%) SSL
10 5 (1.78%) tcpdump
10 5 (1.78%) Telnet
10 5 (1.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.91%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (8.54%) Metasploit
2 16 (5.69%) Burp Suite
3 12 (4.27%) Eclipse
3 12 (4.27%) Xcode
4 3 (1.07%) AppScan
4 3 (1.07%) Paros
General
1 35 (12.46%) Finance
2 11 (3.91%) Publishing
3 8 (2.85%) Legal
4 7 (2.49%) Marketing
5 6 (2.14%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.42%) Digital Economy
6 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.07%) Retail
8 2 (0.71%) Automotive
8 2 (0.71%) Banking
8 2 (0.71%) Electronics
8 2 (0.71%) German Language
9 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (39.15%) Tester
2 93 (33.10%) Penetration Tester
3 51 (18.15%) Analyst
4 45 (16.01%) Consultant
5 38 (13.52%) Security Consultant
6 35 (12.46%) Security Analyst
7 26 (9.25%) SOC Analyst
8 24 (8.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 23 (8.19%) Security Tester
10 17 (6.05%) Ethical Hacker
11 16 (5.69%) Manual Tester
12 14 (4.98%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (4.98%) Senior Penetration Tester
12 14 (4.98%) Senior Tester
13 13 (4.63%) Senior Security Analyst
13 13 (4.63%) Team Leader
14 12 (4.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
14 12 (4.27%) Security Manager
15 9 (3.20%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
16 8 (2.85%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.96%) Web Services
2 20 (7.12%) .NET
3 5 (1.78%) HTML
4 4 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.42%) Middleware
4 4 (1.42%) Regular Expression
5 3 (1.07%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.32%) Mobile App
3 27 (9.61%) Cyberthreat
3 27 (9.61%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (7.12%) Computer Science
4 20 (7.12%) Management Information System
5 15 (5.34%) Cyber Attack
6 14 (4.98%) Driving Licence
7 7 (2.49%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.78%) CESG
8 5 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.78%) PKI
9 4 (1.42%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.42%) iSeries
9 4 (1.42%) Life Science
10 3 (1.07%) iPad
10 3 (1.07%) NHS
11 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.36%) Blog
12 1 (0.36%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 107 (38.08%) Windows
2 55 (19.57%) Linux
3 47 (16.73%) Unix
4 20 (7.12%) Solaris
5 18 (6.41%) Android
6 17 (6.05%) Apple iOS
7 10 (3.56%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.78%) CentOS
8 5 (1.78%) Debian
8 5 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.78%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.07%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.07%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.36%) KNOPPIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (55.87%) Penetration Testing
2 132 (46.98%) Cybersecurity
3 126 (44.84%) Information Security
4 79 (28.11%) Security Testing
5 65 (23.13%) Security Architecture
6 63 (22.42%) Ethical Hacking
7 54 (19.22%) SIEM
8 41 (14.59%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 41 (14.59%) Threat Intelligence
9 38 (13.52%) Security Operations
10 33 (11.74%) Risk Management
11 31 (11.03%) Incident Management
11 31 (11.03%) ITIL
11 31 (11.03%) OWASP
11 31 (11.03%) Presales
12 29 (10.32%) Social Engineering
13 28 (9.96%) Vulnerability Management
14 26 (9.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 23 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (7.47%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.49%) Java
2 50 (17.79%) Ruby
3 48 (17.08%) C
4 46 (16.37%) Python
5 37 (13.17%) C++
6 25 (8.90%) Perl
7 18 (6.41%) Bash Shell
8 17 (6.05%) SQL
9 16 (5.69%) VB
10 12 (4.27%) PHP
11 5 (1.78%) C-shell
11 5 (1.78%) Korn
11 5 (1.78%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.42%) C#
12 4 (1.42%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.07%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 100 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 92 (32.74%) CISSP
3 88 (31.32%) OSCP
4 78 (27.76%) Degree
5 76 (27.05%) SC Cleared
6 61 (21.71%) GIAC
7 56 (19.93%) CEH
8 51 (18.15%) GCIH
9 48 (17.08%) CHECK Team Member
10 43 (15.30%) SANS
11 41 (14.59%) DV Cleared
12 38 (13.52%) Tigerscheme
13 31 (11.03%) GCIA
14 30 (10.68%) CISM
15 29 (10.32%) CHECK Team Leader
16 26 (9.25%) OSCE
17 22 (7.83%) CISA
18 20 (7.12%) GPEN
19 17 (6.05%) Cyber Scheme
20 14 (4.98%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (21.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (7.47%) PCI DSS
3 14 (4.98%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (4.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 8 (2.85%) GDPR
5 6 (2.14%) QA
6 4 (1.42%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.42%) NIST 800
7 3 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.71%) BS25999
8 2 (0.71%) COBIT
8 2 (0.71%) FINRA
8 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.71%) SLA
9 1 (0.36%) GPG13
9 1 (0.36%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.36%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 22 (7.83%) Snort
2 5 (1.78%) pfSense
3 4 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (7.83%) Nessus
2 10 (3.56%) RSA enVision
3 6 (2.14%) CSIRT
4 5 (1.78%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.78%) logstash
4 5 (1.78%) Nmap
5 4 (1.42%) Kibana
5 4 (1.42%) QRadar
6 3 (1.07%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (1.07%) HP Fortify
6 3 (1.07%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.71%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 2 (0.71%) EnCase
8 1 (0.36%) Core Impact
8 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (7.47%) Red Hat
2 20 (7.12%) LogRhythm
3 17 (6.05%) Cisco
4 16 (5.69%) ArcSight
5 11 (3.91%) Splunk
6 10 (3.56%) CheckPoint
6 10 (3.56%) Palo Alto
7 9 (3.20%) Fortinet
7 9 (3.20%) Juniper
8 5 (1.78%) Aruba
8 5 (1.78%) Extreme Networks
8 5 (1.78%) F5
8 5 (1.78%) SonicWALL
8 5 (1.78%) Sophos
8 5 (1.78%) WatchGuard
9 4 (1.42%) AlienVault
9 4 (1.42%) FireEye
9 4 (1.42%) McAfee
9 4 (1.42%) TippingPoint
9 4 (1.42%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 70000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
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Salary: 55,000 - 65000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £60000 per annum + Additional benefits
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum circa £60,000 plus bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000 + shift allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Talent Point
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
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Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxford
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, pension, certification
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £55k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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London
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Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + competitive
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