Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1069 979 1008
Rank change year-on-year -90 +29 -42
Permanent jobs citing Forcepoint 134 246 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Vendors category 0.17% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 110 212 200
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,689
90th Percentile £77,525 £76,250 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11% +5.88%

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 80222 83400 100341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.53% 43.86% 45.75%
Number of salaries quoted 62076 67337 81724
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
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 £40,750
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Top 13 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 17 November 2017. 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 -36 132 £45,000 - 8
UK excluding London +3 90 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South East +55 60 £35,000 - 1
London -46 42 £65,000 +18.18% 7
East of England -1 14 £50,000 -9.09%
North of England -33 10 £32,500 -18.75%
North West 0 8 £31,250 -26.47%
Midlands +46 4 £51,250 +52.99%
West Midlands +18 3 £30,000 -36.17%
South West - 2 £45,000 -
East Midlands +32 1 £72,500 +116.42%
Yorkshire +2 1 £36,000 -5.26%
North East -2 1 £37,500 -11.76%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 76 (56.72%) Windows
2 72 (53.73%) Cisco
3 68 (50.75%) Microsoft
4 55 (41.04%) Firewall
5 54 (40.30%) Symantec
6 53 (39.55%) Juniper
6 53 (39.55%) VMware
7 49 (36.57%) F5
8 47 (35.07%) SQL
9 45 (33.58%) Windows Server
10 41 (30.60%) VMware ESXi
10 41 (30.60%) DNS
11 39 (29.10%) MS Exchange
12 38 (28.36%) Linux
13 37 (27.61%) Backup Exec
14 36 (26.87%) Exchange Server 2010
15 34 (25.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 34 (25.37%) ITIL
16 33 (24.63%) Information Security
16 33 (24.63%) SIEM
17 32 (23.88%) PowerShell
17 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
17 32 (23.88%) Veritas
18 31 (23.13%) CISSP
18 31 (23.13%) Exchange Server 2013
19 30 (22.39%) vCenter Server
19 30 (22.39%) Active Directory
19 30 (22.39%) Clustering
20 29 (21.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
20 29 (21.64%) WAN

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 39 (29.10%) MS Exchange
2 36 (26.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (23.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (13.43%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.99%) IIS
6 3 (2.24%) Apache
6 3 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.24%) nginx
6 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.75%) Moodle
8 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (18.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) Sentinel
3 2 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.40%) Office 365
2 18 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.70%) OneDrive
4 12 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.73%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.75%) IaaS
7 1 (0.75%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (41.04%) Firewall
2 41 (30.60%) DNS
3 29 (21.64%) WAN
4 28 (20.90%) LAN
4 28 (20.90%) TCP/IP
5 27 (20.15%) DHCP
6 26 (19.40%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (16.42%) SAN
8 21 (15.67%) SSL
9 18 (13.43%) Wireless
10 15 (11.19%) Network Security
11 14 (10.45%) Internet
12 13 (9.70%) Wireshark
13 11 (8.21%) HTTP
13 11 (8.21%) SMTP
13 11 (8.21%) tcpdump
13 11 (8.21%) Unified Communications
13 11 (8.21%) VPN
13 11 (8.21%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (8.21%) Burp Suite
1 11 (8.21%) IDA Disassembler
1 11 (8.21%) OllyDbg
1 11 (8.21%) WinDbg
General
1 21 (15.67%) Finance
2 8 (5.97%) Banking
3 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.99%) Law
5 3 (2.24%) Front Office
6 2 (1.49%) Retail
7 1 (0.75%) Electronics
7 1 (0.75%) French Language
7 1 (0.75%) German Language
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (23.13%) Support Engineer
2 30 (22.39%) Analyst
3 26 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (13.43%) Network Engineer
5 17 (12.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (12.69%) Security Analyst
6 16 (11.94%) Security Engineer
6 16 (11.94%) Technical Support
7 14 (10.45%) Technical Engineer
7 14 (10.45%) Technical Support Engineer
8 13 (9.70%) VMware Engineer
9 11 (8.21%) Infrastructure Support
9 11 (8.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 11 (8.21%) IT Engineer
9 11 (8.21%) Malware Analyst
9 11 (8.21%) Malware Engineer
9 11 (8.21%) VMware Support Engineer
10 10 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (6.72%) Juniper Engineer
11 9 (6.72%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.21%) .NET
1 11 (8.21%) Regular Expression
2 6 (4.48%) Web Services
3 3 (2.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.39%) Clustering
2 20 (14.93%) Computer Science
3 18 (13.43%) Data Centre
4 16 (11.94%) Management Information System
5 15 (11.19%) PKI
6 13 (9.70%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (8.21%) Blog
7 11 (8.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 8 (5.97%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.99%) Replication
10 3 (2.24%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.49%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
12 1 (0.75%) BYOD
12 1 (0.75%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.75%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 76 (56.72%) Windows
2 45 (33.58%) Windows Server
3 38 (28.36%) Linux
4 29 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.45%) Unix
6 10 (7.46%) Apple iOS
7 8 (5.97%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.49%) Android
10 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.75%) AIX
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (25.37%) ITIL
2 33 (24.63%) Information Security
2 33 (24.63%) SIEM
3 29 (21.64%) Kalman Filter
4 28 (20.90%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (20.15%) Data Loss Prevention
6 19 (14.18%) Web Filtering
7 18 (13.43%) Data Protection
7 18 (13.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (11.19%) Network Design
9 12 (8.96%) Load Balancing
9 12 (8.96%) Time Management
10 11 (8.21%) Malware Analysis
10 11 (8.21%) Malware Reverse Engineering
10 11 (8.21%) Open Source
10 11 (8.21%) OSINT
10 11 (8.21%) Reverse Engineering
10 11 (8.21%) Technical Analysis
11 10 (7.46%) Identity Access Management
11 10 (7.46%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 47 (35.07%) SQL
2 32 (23.88%) PowerShell
3 19 (14.18%) Perl
3 19 (14.18%) Python
3 19 (14.18%) Ruby
4 12 (8.96%) C
5 11 (8.21%) C++
5 11 (8.21%) Java
5 11 (8.21%) JavaScript
5 11 (8.21%) PHP
6 8 (5.97%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.97%) Bourne shell
6 8 (5.97%) C#
6 8 (5.97%) Korn
7 3 (2.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (25.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 31 (23.13%) CISSP
3 29 (21.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (18.66%) CISM
5 23 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (14.93%) Security Cleared
7 16 (11.94%) Degree
8 15 (11.19%) CISA
9 13 (9.70%) GIAC
10 10 (7.46%) CCNA
11 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (5.97%) MCSE
13 7 (5.22%) SANS
13 7 (5.22%) SSCP
14 6 (4.48%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (4.48%) MCSA
14 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
14 6 (4.48%) Security+ Certification
15 5 (3.73%) CEH
15 5 (3.73%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 10 (7.46%) GDPR
3 10 (7.46%) SLA
4 6 (4.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.75%) COBIT
5 1 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.75%) QA
5 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (30.60%) VMware ESXi
2 30 (22.39%) Active Directory
3 19 (14.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (6.72%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.24%) XenApp
5 3 (2.24%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.49%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.75%) NDS
7 1 (0.75%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.75%) Snort
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 37 (27.61%) Backup Exec
2 30 (22.39%) vCenter Server
3 28 (20.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 28 (20.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 28 (20.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 14 (10.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 11 (8.21%) SCCM
6 9 (6.72%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (5.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (4.48%) Nagios
9 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (2.99%) WSUS
11 3 (2.24%) FortiGate
11 3 (2.24%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (2.24%) NetBackup
11 3 (2.24%) SCOM
12 2 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
13 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.75%) Nessus
13 1 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 72 (53.73%) Cisco
2 68 (50.75%) Microsoft
3 54 (40.30%) Symantec
4 53 (39.55%) Juniper
4 53 (39.55%) VMware
5 49 (36.57%) F5
6 32 (23.88%) Veritas
7 28 (20.90%) Altiris
8 21 (15.67%) McAfee
9 20 (14.93%) CheckPoint
10 16 (11.94%) Palo Alto
10 16 (11.94%) SolarWinds
11 12 (8.96%) HP
12 11 (8.21%) Dell
13 9 (6.72%) Apple
13 9 (6.72%) Barracuda Networks
13 9 (6.72%) Blue Coat
13 9 (6.72%) IBM
13 9 (6.72%) Veeam
14 8 (5.97%) Varonis