Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1034 964 993
Rank change year-on-year -70 +29 -66
Permanent jobs citing Forcepoint 142 227 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 119 194 204
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +2.27%

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 77,735 77,348 94,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.66% 43.73% 45.47%
Number of salaries quoted 60,934 62,278 77,826
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Top 12 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 19 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 -54 141 £47,500 +5.56% 23
UK excluding London -40 79 £37,500 -6.25% 16
London -10 63 £52,500 -12.50% 8
South East +17 60 £36,750 +5.00% 6
North of England -28 9 £30,000 -29.41% 5
West Midlands +25 8 - - 2
Midlands +18 8 - - 2
North West -3 8 £30,000 -29.41% 3
East of England -3 8 £47,500 -15.56% 1
Northern Ireland -27 1 £42,500 +80.85%
North East -31 1 £37,500 -14.29% 1
South West - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Forcepoint 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 Forcepoint.

1 79 (55.63%) Microsoft
2 75 (52.82%) Cisco
3 71 (50.00%) Windows
4 66 (46.48%) Juniper
5 56 (39.44%) Symantec
6 50 (35.21%) VMware
6 50 (35.21%) Windows Server
7 49 (34.51%) F5
8 48 (33.80%) Firewall
9 46 (32.39%) CISSP
10 41 (28.87%) MS Exchange
10 41 (28.87%) SQL
10 41 (28.87%) SIEM
11 39 (27.46%) Exchange Server 2010
12 38 (26.76%) Office 365
12 38 (26.76%) SQL Server
13 37 (26.06%) Exchange Server 2013
13 37 (26.06%) VMware ESXi
14 36 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
14 36 (25.35%) Data Loss Prevention
14 36 (25.35%) Backup Exec
15 35 (24.65%) ITIL
15 35 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
15 35 (24.65%) Veritas
15 35 (24.65%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (23.24%) vCenter Server
16 33 (23.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 32 (22.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 32 (22.54%) CISM
18 31 (21.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 41 (28.87%) MS Exchange
2 39 (27.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (26.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (16.90%) SharePoint
5 21 (14.79%) IIS
6 9 (6.34%) CMS
7 5 (3.52%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.11%) Apache
8 3 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.11%) nginx
8 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.70%) Moodle
Applications
1 24 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (9.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 38 (26.76%) Office 365
2 36 (25.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (13.38%) OneDrive
4 14 (9.86%) Mimecast
5 10 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.11%) SaaS
8 1 (0.70%) IaaS
8 1 (0.70%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (33.80%) Firewall
2 31 (21.83%) WAN
3 30 (21.13%) DNS
4 28 (19.72%) LAN
5 27 (19.01%) Cisco ASA
5 27 (19.01%) TCP/IP
6 25 (17.61%) Network Security
7 23 (16.20%) DHCP
8 21 (14.79%) VPN
9 16 (11.27%) SSL
9 16 (11.27%) Wireshark
10 15 (10.56%) BGP
10 15 (10.56%) OSPF
11 14 (9.86%) MPLS
12 13 (9.15%) DKIM
12 13 (9.15%) DMARC
12 13 (9.15%) SAN
13 12 (8.45%) Ethernet
14 11 (7.75%) Wireless
14 11 (7.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Burp Suite
1 4 (2.82%) IDA Disassembler
1 4 (2.82%) OllyDbg
1 4 (2.82%) WinDbg
General
1 23 (16.20%) Finance
2 13 (9.15%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Law
4 5 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.11%) Front Office
5 3 (2.11%) Publishing
6 2 (1.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.70%) Legal
7 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (23.24%) Support Engineer
2 24 (16.90%) Analyst
3 23 (16.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (15.49%) VMware Engineer
5 20 (14.08%) VMware Support Engineer
6 19 (13.38%) Security Engineer
7 15 (10.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (9.86%) Security Analyst
9 13 (9.15%) Office 365 Specialist
10 12 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (8.45%) Technical Support
11 11 (7.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 11 (7.75%) Infrastructure Support
11 11 (7.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 10 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (7.04%) Network Analyst
12 10 (7.04%) Technical Engineer
12 10 (7.04%) Technical Support Engineer
13 9 (6.34%) Administrator
13 9 (6.34%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) .NET
1 4 (2.82%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (0.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.83%) Clustering
2 21 (14.79%) Data Centre
3 19 (13.38%) PKI
4 12 (8.45%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (8.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (7.04%) Management Information System
6 8 (5.63%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.82%) Blog
7 4 (2.82%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (2.82%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.41%) Replication
9 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.70%) BYOD
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.70%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 71 (50.00%) Windows
2 50 (35.21%) Windows Server
3 35 (24.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (10.56%) Linux
5 7 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.52%) Unix
7 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.70%) Android
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.87%) SIEM
2 36 (25.35%) Data Loss Prevention
3 35 (24.65%) ITIL
4 30 (21.13%) Information Security
5 29 (20.42%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (20.42%) Kalman Filter
6 24 (16.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 22 (15.49%) Web Filtering
8 17 (11.97%) Load Balancing
9 16 (11.27%) Data Protection
10 15 (10.56%) Network Design
11 14 (9.86%) Change Management
12 13 (9.15%) CRM
12 13 (9.15%) Open Source
12 13 (9.15%) Presales
13 12 (8.45%) Security Operations
14 11 (7.75%) Incident Management
14 11 (7.75%) ITIL V3
14 11 (7.75%) Proactive Monitoring
15 10 (7.04%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.87%) SQL
2 28 (19.72%) PowerShell
3 17 (11.97%) Perl
3 17 (11.97%) Python
3 17 (11.97%) Ruby
4 13 (9.15%) Bash Shell
4 13 (9.15%) Bourne shell
4 13 (9.15%) C#
4 13 (9.15%) Korn
5 5 (3.52%) C
6 4 (2.82%) C++
6 4 (2.82%) Java
6 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.82%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (32.39%) CISSP
2 35 (24.65%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (23.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 32 (22.54%) CISM
4 32 (22.54%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 28 (19.72%) CISA
6 26 (18.31%) GIAC
7 17 (11.97%) CCNA
8 15 (10.56%) SANS
8 15 (10.56%) SSCP
9 14 (9.86%) CCNP
9 14 (9.86%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (9.15%) CSSLP
11 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
12 10 (7.04%) CCSE
13 9 (6.34%) Degree
14 8 (5.63%) CCDP
14 8 (5.63%) IISP
14 8 (5.63%) ISSAP
14 8 (5.63%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.56%) GDPR
2 14 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 5 (3.52%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.52%) SLA
4 2 (1.41%) COBIT
4 2 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 37 (26.06%) VMware ESXi
2 15 (10.56%) Active Directory
3 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.63%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.11%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.11%) VMware Server
5 3 (2.11%) XenApp
5 3 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.41%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 36 (25.35%) Backup Exec
2 33 (23.24%) vCenter Server
3 31 (21.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 31 (21.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 31 (21.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (7.04%) QRadar
5 7 (4.93%) SCCM
6 6 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.52%) Nagios
7 5 (3.52%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (2.82%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (2.11%) Cacti
9 3 (2.11%) FortiGate
9 3 (2.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 3 (2.11%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.11%) SCOM
10 2 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (55.63%) Microsoft
2 75 (52.82%) Cisco
3 66 (46.48%) Juniper
4 56 (39.44%) Symantec
5 50 (35.21%) VMware
6 49 (34.51%) F5
7 35 (24.65%) Veritas
8 31 (21.83%) Altiris
9 24 (16.90%) McAfee
10 21 (14.79%) CheckPoint
11 18 (12.68%) Palo Alto
12 15 (10.56%) Fortinet
12 15 (10.56%) SolarWinds
13 13 (9.15%) IBM
13 13 (9.15%) SonicWALL
13 13 (9.15%) Splunk
13 13 (9.15%) Varonis
14 11 (7.75%) HP
15 10 (7.04%) Blue Coat
15 10 (7.04%) LogRhythm