Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for FIPS 140-2 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FIPS 140-2 over the 6 months to 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

FIPS 140-2
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1175 - 1280
Rank change year-on-year - +1280 +29
Permanent jobs citing FIPS 140-2 5 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.003% - 0.003%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.022% - 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 5
UK median annual salary £65,000 - £84,500
10th Percentile £62,500 - £77,250
90th Percentile £67,500 - £93,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 - £84,500

FIPS 140-2 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 22,967 20,621 26,909
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 12.12% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17,810 16,316 21,317
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,975 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

FIPS 140-2
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FIPS 140-2 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FIPS 140-2 in the UK

FIPS 140-2
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FIPS 140-2.

Salary trend for FIPS 140-2 in the UK

FIPS 140-2
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FIPS 140-2 within the UK over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 5 £65,000 -
UK excluding London - 5 £65,000 -
South East - 4 - -
North West - 1 £65,000 -
North of England - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT jobs citing FIPS 140-2 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for FIPS 140-2.

1 5 (100.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) DMZ
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SAP
2 4 (80.00%) SMS
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) CCSA
2 4 (80.00%) CCSE
2 4 (80.00%) SAP Implementation
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) SAP CAF
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) High Availability
2 4 (80.00%) Dell KACE
2 4 (80.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (20.00%) Cyberattack
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Cryptography

FIPS 140-2
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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) DMZ
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) SMS
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) IT Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) IT Security Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) SAP CAF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
1 1 (20.00%) Cyberattack
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) High Availability
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (80.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (20.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (20.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Assembly Language
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) CCSA
1 4 (80.00%) CCSE
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Dell KACE
1 4 (80.00%) F5
1 4 (80.00%) SAP