Period
to 18 April 2021

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 18 April 2021 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
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 799 902 1002
Rank change year-on-year +103 +100 +40
Permanent jobs citing Forcepoint 46 66 129
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.060% 0.087%
As % of the Vendors category 0.14% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 30 59 117
10th Percentile £42,000 £33,500 £35,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,875 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £77,750 £67,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +25.00%

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 31,796 45,014 61,777
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.77% 40.90% 41.56%
Number of salaries quoted 23,775 34,953 47,752
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £39,625 £37,500 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

Forcepoint
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Forcepoint.

Salary trend for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Forcepoint over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Forcepoint in the UK

Forcepoint
Top 11 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 18 April 2021. 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 +104 45 £55,000 +4.76% 6
London +106 30 £50,000 -16.67% 2
UK excluding London +71 15 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North of England +26 8 £65,000 +66.82% 1
North West +35 5 £65,000 +52.94% 1
South East +64 4 - - 3
Yorkshire - 3 £65,000 -
Work from Home - 3 £52,500 - 2
Midlands +34 2 £46,500 -16.83%
West Midlands +18 2 £46,500 -16.83%
South West +13 1 £55,000 -6.38%

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, 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 38 (82.61%) Firewall
2 26 (56.52%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (54.35%) Cisco
4 22 (47.83%) Palo Alto
5 19 (41.30%) Kalman Filter
6 18 (39.13%) CheckPoint
7 15 (32.61%) Email Filtering
8 14 (30.43%) VPN
8 14 (30.43%) Network Security
9 13 (28.26%) Penetration Testing
9 13 (28.26%) Mimecast
10 12 (26.09%) Web Filtering
10 12 (26.09%) Nessus
10 12 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (26.09%) Finance
10 12 (26.09%) Symantec
11 11 (23.91%) McAfee
11 11 (23.91%) CCNP
12 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
12 10 (21.74%) CISSP
12 10 (21.74%) VMware
12 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (19.57%) F5
13 9 (19.57%) Data Loss Prevention
13 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
13 9 (19.57%) Juniper
13 9 (19.57%) WAN
14 8 (17.39%) LAN
14 8 (17.39%) CISM
14 8 (17.39%) Google

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 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Mimecast
2 8 (17.39%) AWS
2 8 (17.39%) Azure
3 6 (13.04%) GCP
4 5 (10.87%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (82.61%) Firewall
2 14 (30.43%) Network Security
2 14 (30.43%) VPN
3 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (19.57%) WAN
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (17.39%) LAN
6 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
6 7 (15.22%) Wireshark
7 6 (13.04%) DNS
7 6 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (10.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (10.87%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (8.70%) IPsec
9 4 (8.70%) SSL
9 4 (8.70%) VLAN
10 3 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (6.52%) DHCP
10 3 (6.52%) Wireless
11 2 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Public Sector
3 5 (10.87%) Publishing
4 4 (8.70%) Electronics
4 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 4 (8.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.17%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Security Manager
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 7 (15.22%) Security Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Senior Manager
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Security Operations Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Operations Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) LAN Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.52%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) FMCG
2 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
3 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Kali Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.17%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (41.30%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (32.61%) Email Filtering
4 13 (28.26%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (26.09%) Web Filtering
6 9 (19.57%) Data Loss Prevention
7 8 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (17.39%) Threat Intelligence
8 7 (15.22%) Antivirus Management
8 7 (15.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 7 (15.22%) Information Security
8 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
8 7 (15.22%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (15.22%) Presales
8 7 (15.22%) Privileged Access Management
8 7 (15.22%) Security Architecture
8 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (15.22%) Telesales
8 7 (15.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.22%) Python
3 5 (10.87%) C
3 5 (10.87%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) C++
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.91%) CCNP
3 10 (21.74%) CISSP
4 8 (17.39%) CISM
5 6 (13.04%) CISA
6 5 (10.87%) DV Cleared
6 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) Degree
7 3 (6.52%) GIAC
8 2 (4.35%) CEH
8 2 (4.35%) CSSLP
8 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.35%) SANS
8 2 (4.35%) SSCP
9 1 (2.17%) CCNA
9 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.17%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.35%) GDPR
3 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) Snort
2 5 (10.87%) Squid
2 5 (10.87%) VMware NSX
3 2 (4.35%) DFS Replication
3 2 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Nessus
2 5 (10.87%) Nexpose
2 5 (10.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.87%) Suricata
3 3 (6.52%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.35%) OfficeScan
4 2 (4.35%) SCCM
4 2 (4.35%) SCOM
4 2 (4.35%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 2 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Cisco
2 22 (47.83%) Palo Alto
3 18 (39.13%) CheckPoint
4 12 (26.09%) Symantec
5 11 (23.91%) McAfee
6 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 10 (21.74%) VMware
7 9 (19.57%) F5
7 9 (19.57%) Juniper
8 8 (17.39%) Blue Coat
8 8 (17.39%) Google
8 8 (17.39%) Qualys
8 8 (17.39%) Splunk
9 7 (15.22%) AlienVault
9 7 (15.22%) CyberArk
9 7 (15.22%) Gemalto
9 7 (15.22%) OneLogin
9 7 (15.22%) Thales
9 7 (15.22%) Thycotic
9 7 (15.22%) Trend Micro