Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

FIPS 140-2
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1160 1178 1273
Rank change year-on-year +18 +95 +40
Permanent jobs citing FIPS 140-2 7 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.001% 0.004%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.032% 0.005% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 3 0 6
UK median annual salary £110,000 - £84,500
10th Percentile £69,000 - £77,250
90th Percentile £122,000 - £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £87,500 - £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 21,996 22,016 27,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.68% 12.61% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 17,019 17,424 21,487
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FIPS 140-2 over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for FIPS 140-2 in the UK

FIPS 140-2
Top 6 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 22 January 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 +26 7 £110,000 -
UK excluding London +5 6 £87,500 -
South East +15 5 £110,000 -
North of England - 1 £65,000 -
London - 1 £110,000 -
North West - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing FIPS 140-2 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 FIPS 140-2.

1 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) DMZ
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) SAP
2 4 (57.14%) SMS
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) CCSA
2 4 (57.14%) CCSE
2 4 (57.14%) SAP Implementation
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) SAP CAF
2 4 (57.14%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) High Availability
2 4 (57.14%) Dell KACE
3 3 (42.86%) PKI
3 3 (42.86%) Algorithms
3 3 (42.86%) Cryptography
4 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) GIS

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 (71.43%) Internet
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) DMZ
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
2 4 (57.14%) SMS
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) IT Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) IT Security Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Network Security Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SAP CAF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Algorithms
1 3 (42.86%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) High Availability
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
1 4 (57.14%) SAP Implementation
2 3 (42.86%) Cryptography
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) CCSA
1 4 (57.14%) CCSE
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Dell KACE
1 4 (57.14%) F5
1 4 (57.14%) SAP