Period
to 13 November 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Forcepoint products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Forcepoint over the 6 months to 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within Forcepoint, LLC (formerly Websense).

Forcepoint
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 969 1055 990
Rank change year-on-year +86 -65 +54
Permanent jobs citing Forcepoint 172 135 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.25% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 128 113 203
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,750 £77,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £37,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year +46.67% -3.85% -13.33%

Forcepoint is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 69,519 79,646 82,646
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 44.36% 43.90%
Number of salaries quoted 53,917 61,590 66,702
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

Forcepoint
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Forcepoint as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Forcepoint over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Forcepoint within the UK over the 6 months to 13 November 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 +82 166 £55,000 +18.28% 19
UK excluding London +65 121 £55,000 +46.67% 14
London +64 47 £55,000 -12.00% 5
Midlands +66 40 £57,500 +12.20% 1
West Midlands +76 35 £57,500 +91.67% 1
North of England +66 34 £40,000 +23.08% 8
East of England +34 23 £48,750 -2.50%
North West +17 20 £41,250 +32.00% 4
South East -26 13 £57,500 +59.72% 4
Yorkshire +38 12 £40,000 +11.11% 4
South West +9 9 £36,618 -18.63% 1
East Midlands +11 5 £77,500 +6.90%
North East +3 2 £25,000 -33.33%
Scotland - 2 £38,500 -

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, IT jobs citing Forcepoint 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 Forcepoint.

1 105 (61.05%) Cisco
2 76 (44.19%) Data Centre
3 74 (43.02%) Firewall
4 73 (42.44%) Microsoft
5 68 (39.53%) SIEM
6 67 (38.95%) Symantec
7 66 (38.37%) McAfee
8 59 (34.30%) Office 365
9 58 (33.72%) Network Security
10 52 (30.23%) Windows
10 52 (30.23%) WAN
11 50 (29.07%) LAN
12 49 (28.49%) Vulnerability Management
13 48 (27.91%) VPN
14 47 (27.33%) Data Loss Prevention
15 46 (26.74%) Active Directory
16 44 (25.58%) Norton AntiVirus
17 43 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
17 43 (25.00%) CheckPoint
17 43 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
18 41 (23.84%) Juniper
18 41 (23.84%) CISSP
19 40 (23.26%) VMware
20 39 (22.67%) IBM
20 39 (22.67%) Load Balancing
20 39 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
20 39 (22.67%) Cybersecurity
21 38 (22.09%) Security Operations
21 38 (22.09%) DNS
21 38 (22.09%) DHCP

Forcepoint
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 28 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 20 (11.63%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.58%) IIS
3 1 (0.58%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 59 (34.30%) Office 365
2 34 (19.77%) Mimecast
3 30 (17.44%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (14.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.33%) SaaS
7 3 (1.74%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (43.02%) Firewall
2 58 (33.72%) Network Security
3 52 (30.23%) WAN
4 50 (29.07%) LAN
5 48 (27.91%) VPN
6 38 (22.09%) DHCP
6 38 (22.09%) DNS
7 27 (15.70%) WLAN
8 24 (13.95%) Intrusion Detection
8 24 (13.95%) OSPF
9 21 (12.21%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (11.63%) BGP
11 19 (11.05%) Wireless
12 18 (10.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (10.47%) DKIM
12 18 (10.47%) DMARC
12 18 (10.47%) Sourcefire
13 17 (9.88%) IPsec
14 14 (8.14%) SNMP
14 14 (8.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.16%) Big Data
1 2 (1.16%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (4.07%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (16.86%) Finance
2 5 (2.91%) Retail
3 4 (2.33%) Banking
3 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.33%) Marketing
3 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.16%) Advertising
4 2 (1.16%) Back Office
4 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (31.40%) Security Engineer
2 32 (18.60%) Network Engineer
3 27 (15.70%) Analyst
4 18 (10.47%) Architect
4 18 (10.47%) Information Architect
4 18 (10.47%) Information Security Architect
4 18 (10.47%) Security Architect
4 18 (10.47%) Security Solutions Architect
4 18 (10.47%) Solutions Architect
5 16 (9.30%) Security Analyst
6 13 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (6.40%) Technical Leader
9 9 (5.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Network Analyst
10 8 (4.65%) Senior Network Engineer
11 7 (4.07%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.07%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 7 (4.07%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.49%) Web Services
2 1 (0.58%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.58%) LDAP
2 1 (0.58%) Middleware
2 1 (0.58%) ModSecurity
2 1 (0.58%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 76 (44.19%) Data Centre
2 22 (12.79%) Self-Motivation
3 18 (10.47%) Cyberthreat
3 18 (10.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 18 (10.47%) PKI
4 13 (7.56%) Management Information System
5 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.40%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.33%) Fintech
7 3 (1.74%) Replication
8 2 (1.16%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.58%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.58%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.58%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 52 (30.23%) Windows
2 28 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (11.05%) Unix
4 15 (8.72%) Linux
5 7 (4.07%) Kali Linux
6 5 (2.91%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.74%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.16%) Android
8 2 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (39.53%) SIEM
2 49 (28.49%) Vulnerability Management
3 47 (27.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 43 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
5 39 (22.67%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (22.67%) Load Balancing
6 38 (22.09%) Security Operations
7 36 (20.93%) Information Security
8 35 (20.35%) Patch Management
9 34 (19.77%) ITIL
10 33 (19.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 32 (18.60%) Service Delivery
12 29 (16.86%) Web Filtering
13 25 (14.53%) Incident Management
14 23 (13.37%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (12.79%) Use Case
16 21 (12.21%) DevOps
16 21 (12.21%) Root Cause Analysis
17 20 (11.63%) Presales
18 18 (10.47%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.40%) SQL
2 9 (5.23%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.49%) C
3 6 (3.49%) C#
3 6 (3.49%) C++
3 6 (3.49%) Python
3 6 (3.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (23.84%) CISSP
3 37 (21.51%) CCNP
4 32 (18.60%) SANS
5 29 (16.86%) SSCP
6 28 (16.28%) ITIL Certification
7 23 (13.37%) GIAC
8 19 (11.05%) CompTIA Security+
9 18 (10.47%) CCDP
10 14 (8.14%) CISM
11 12 (6.98%) CISA
12 11 (6.40%) CCNA
13 8 (4.65%) CSSLP
14 5 (2.91%) MCT
14 5 (2.91%) Security Cleared
15 4 (2.33%) CEH
15 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 3 (1.74%) Degree
17 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
17 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.14%) GDPR
3 10 (5.81%) PCI DSS
4 8 (4.65%) SLA
5 3 (1.74%) COBIT
5 3 (1.74%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.58%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.58%) GPG13
6 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 46 (26.74%) Active Directory
2 39 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (16.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.07%) Snort
5 5 (2.91%) NFS
5 5 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.74%) XenApp
7 2 (1.16%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.16%) Squid
7 2 (1.16%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.58%) vCloud
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.58%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (25.58%) Norton AntiVirus
2 30 (17.44%) SCCM
3 26 (15.12%) CASB
4 18 (10.47%) FortiGate
5 11 (6.40%) McAfee ePO
5 11 (6.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 11 (6.40%) QRadar
6 10 (5.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (4.65%) Nessus
8 6 (3.49%) EnCase
8 6 (3.49%) FTK
8 6 (3.49%) Nexpose
8 6 (3.49%) Suricata
9 4 (2.33%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (1.74%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.74%) CSIRT
10 3 (1.74%) Nagios
10 3 (1.74%) WSUS
11 2 (1.16%) Nmap
11 2 (1.16%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 105 (61.05%) Cisco
2 73 (42.44%) Microsoft
3 67 (38.95%) Symantec
4 66 (38.37%) McAfee
5 43 (25.00%) CheckPoint
6 41 (23.84%) Juniper
7 40 (23.26%) VMware
8 39 (22.67%) IBM
9 33 (19.19%) Dell
9 33 (19.19%) HP
10 31 (18.02%) Sophos
11 24 (13.95%) Fortinet
12 23 (13.37%) F5
13 18 (10.47%) Splunk
13 18 (10.47%) Tufin
14 17 (9.88%) Citrix
15 15 (8.72%) Palo Alto
15 15 (8.72%) Trend Micro
16 13 (7.56%) FireEye
17 12 (6.98%) Meraki