Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 959 1052 967
Rank change year-on-year +93 -85 +60
Permanent jobs citing Forcepoint 152 164 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.093% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.24% 0.21% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 127 136 179
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £36,000 £31,250 £31,300
90th Percentile £71,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -11.11%

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 63,585 77,790 77,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.26% 44.15% 43.87%
Number of salaries quoted 48,954 61,620 61,871
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 +78 146 £52,500 +5.00% 14
UK excluding London +73 101 £50,000 +33.33% 14
Midlands +73 46 £57,500 +36.90% 4
West Midlands +70 46 £57,500 +36.90% 4
London +49 46 £53,750 +2.38% 2
North of England +63 31 £40,000 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire - 20 £50,000 -
South East -19 13 £75,000 +100.00% 3
North West +40 11 £40,000 +33.33% 2
South West +16 7 £40,000 -30.43% 2
East of England +50 3 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £52,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 94 (61.84%) Cisco
2 92 (60.53%) McAfee
3 86 (56.58%) Microsoft
4 77 (50.66%) Firewall
5 76 (50.00%) Symantec
6 73 (48.03%) Windows
7 65 (42.76%) VMware
8 63 (41.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 62 (40.79%) Active Directory
10 59 (38.82%) IBM
11 57 (37.50%) Data Centre
12 55 (36.18%) Dell
13 54 (35.53%) Kalman Filter
14 53 (34.87%) DHCP
14 53 (34.87%) DNS
14 53 (34.87%) Norton AntiVirus
15 52 (34.21%) Patch Management
16 51 (33.55%) ITIL
16 51 (33.55%) HP
17 50 (32.89%) SCCM
18 43 (28.29%) Windows Server 2003
18 43 (28.29%) SharePoint
19 42 (27.63%) ITIL Certification
19 42 (27.63%) Hyper-V
19 42 (27.63%) Web Filtering
20 41 (26.97%) Office 365
21 40 (26.32%) CheckPoint
22 39 (25.66%) SIEM
23 36 (23.68%) Data Loss Prevention
23 36 (23.68%) Self-Motivation

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 43 (28.29%) SharePoint
2 34 (22.37%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (3.95%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 41 (26.97%) Office 365
2 31 (20.39%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (17.76%) Mimecast
4 22 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (5.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.63%) OpenDNS
7 2 (1.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 77 (50.66%) Firewall
2 53 (34.87%) DHCP
2 53 (34.87%) DNS
3 32 (21.05%) Network Security
4 31 (20.39%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (15.13%) WAN
6 20 (13.16%) LAN
7 17 (11.18%) VPN
8 16 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (8.55%) Wi-Fi
10 12 (7.89%) Sourcefire
11 11 (7.24%) Wireless
12 10 (6.58%) Wireshark
13 8 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 8 (5.26%) OSPF
14 7 (4.61%) SAN
15 6 (3.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 6 (3.95%) IPsec
15 6 (3.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) Big Data
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Metasploit
2 4 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (17.11%) Finance
2 12 (7.89%) Marketing
3 8 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.61%) Electronics
4 7 (4.61%) Retail
4 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (30.26%) Security Engineer
2 31 (20.39%) Network Engineer
3 28 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (13.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 14 (9.21%) Technical Leader
6 11 (7.24%) Analyst
7 7 (4.61%) Malware Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Network Security Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Operations Engineer
7 7 (4.61%) Security Analyst
7 7 (4.61%) SIEM Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) Team Leader
9 5 (3.29%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (3.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 5 (3.29%) SOC Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.92%) Web Services
2 1 (0.66%) Middleware
2 1 (0.66%) ModSecurity
2 1 (0.66%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 57 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 36 (23.68%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 11 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (3.29%) Replication
7 2 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.32%) Fintech
7 2 (1.32%) PKI
7 2 (1.32%) PMI
8 1 (0.66%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.66%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 73 (48.03%) Windows
2 43 (28.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (8.55%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.58%) Kali Linux
5 9 (5.92%) Linux
6 8 (5.26%) Unix
7 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.32%) Android
8 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (35.53%) Kalman Filter
2 52 (34.21%) Patch Management
3 51 (33.55%) ITIL
4 42 (27.63%) Web Filtering
5 39 (25.66%) SIEM
6 36 (23.68%) Data Loss Prevention
7 35 (23.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 34 (22.37%) Service Delivery
9 31 (20.39%) Cybersecurity
9 31 (20.39%) Security Operations
10 29 (19.08%) Vulnerability Management
11 26 (17.11%) Load Balancing
12 25 (16.45%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (14.47%) DevOps
14 22 (14.47%) Technical Leadership
15 14 (9.21%) Information Security
16 12 (7.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
17 11 (7.24%) Network Monitoring
17 11 (7.24%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.53%) SQL
2 15 (9.87%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.92%) C
3 9 (5.92%) C#
3 9 (5.92%) C++
3 9 (5.92%) Python
3 9 (5.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (27.63%) ITIL Certification
2 30 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (16.45%) CISSP
4 22 (14.47%) SANS
5 20 (13.16%) CCNP
6 19 (12.50%) SSCP
7 13 (8.55%) CCNA
8 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (7.24%) GIAC
10 7 (4.61%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (3.95%) MCSE
12 5 (3.29%) RHCE
12 5 (3.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (2.63%) CEH
14 3 (1.97%) Degree
14 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
15 2 (1.32%) GCIA
15 2 (1.32%) GCIH
15 2 (1.32%) ISSAP
15 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.53%) GDPR
2 14 (9.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (5.26%) PCI DSS
3 8 (5.26%) SLA
4 6 (3.95%) COBIT
5 5 (3.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.66%) GPG13
6 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 63 (41.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (40.79%) Active Directory
3 42 (27.63%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.87%) Snort
5 7 (4.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.32%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.32%) Squid
7 1 (0.66%) NFS
7 1 (0.66%) vCloud
7 1 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 53 (34.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 50 (32.89%) SCCM
3 25 (16.45%) CASB
4 18 (11.84%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (11.18%) QRadar
6 14 (9.21%) Nessus
7 13 (8.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 12 (7.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (5.92%) EnCase
9 9 (5.92%) FortiGate
9 9 (5.92%) FTK
9 9 (5.92%) Nexpose
9 9 (5.92%) Suricata
10 6 (3.95%) Nagios
10 6 (3.95%) WSUS
11 5 (3.29%) Proventia
12 4 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
13 3 (1.97%) AirWatch
14 2 (1.32%) SCOM
14 2 (1.32%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 94 (61.84%) Cisco
2 92 (60.53%) McAfee
3 86 (56.58%) Microsoft
4 76 (50.00%) Symantec
5 65 (42.76%) VMware
6 59 (38.82%) IBM
7 55 (36.18%) Dell
8 51 (33.55%) HP
9 40 (26.32%) CheckPoint
10 27 (17.76%) Trend Micro
11 26 (17.11%) F5
12 23 (15.13%) Palo Alto
12 23 (15.13%) Splunk
13 22 (14.47%) Sophos
14 16 (10.53%) FireEye
15 15 (9.87%) Qualys
16 12 (7.89%) Blue Coat
16 12 (7.89%) Juniper
16 12 (7.89%) LogRhythm
16 12 (7.89%) Meraki