Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for GPG13 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GPG13 over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1113 1185 1250
Rank change year-on-year +72 +65 +19
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 59 16 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.009% 0.017%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.26% 0.074% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 36 1 15
UK median annual salary £53,750 £75,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.33% +25.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £32,250 £72,500 £51,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £79,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 - £55,000

GPG13 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 22,780 21,506 26,029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.48% 12.22% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 17,211 16,085 20,663
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% - +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

GPG13
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing GPG13 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing GPG13.

Salary trend for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPG13 over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GPG13 within the UK over the 6 months to 20 August 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 +70 53 £52,500 -30.00% 2
UK excluding London +65 47 £55,000 - 2
Midlands +53 22 £72,500 -
West Midlands +43 22 £72,500 -
South East +16 16 £55,000 -
London - 9 £52,500 -
South West +5 4 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
North of England - 2 £41,374 -
North West - 2 £41,374 -

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing GPG13 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 GPG13.

1 52 (88.14%) SIEM
2 45 (76.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (71.19%) CISSP
4 37 (62.71%) Information Security
5 36 (61.02%) CEH
5 36 (61.02%) Firewall
6 35 (59.32%) ITIL
7 28 (47.46%) Service Management
8 27 (45.76%) Capacity Planning
9 25 (42.37%) CompTIA Security+
10 24 (40.68%) Management Information System
11 23 (38.98%) CheckPoint
11 23 (38.98%) Citrix
12 22 (37.29%) Software Engineering
12 22 (37.29%) VMware
12 22 (37.29%) Degree
12 22 (37.29%) Presales
12 22 (37.29%) Line Management
12 22 (37.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (37.29%) Security Operations
13 21 (35.59%) Gantt Chart
13 21 (35.59%) IT Strategy
13 21 (35.59%) Computer Science Degree
13 21 (35.59%) Self-Motivation
13 21 (35.59%) Due Diligence
13 21 (35.59%) IaaS
13 21 (35.59%) ITIL V3
13 21 (35.59%) PaaS
13 21 (35.59%) Data Centre
13 21 (35.59%) Computer Science

GPG13
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 9 (15.25%) Apache
1 9 (15.25%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.59%) IaaS
1 21 (35.59%) PaaS
2 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.08%) SaaS
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (61.02%) Firewall
2 18 (30.51%) Network Security
3 13 (22.03%) VPN
4 11 (18.64%) Sourcefire
5 7 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (10.17%) LAN
7 5 (8.47%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (6.78%) Internet
9 3 (5.08%) Intranet
9 3 (5.08%) IPsec
9 3 (5.08%) SSL
10 1 (1.69%) BGP
10 1 (1.69%) Broadband
10 1 (1.69%) HSRP
10 1 (1.69%) IPv4
10 1 (1.69%) IPv6
10 1 (1.69%) L2TP
10 1 (1.69%) OSPF
10 1 (1.69%) RSVP
10 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) Big Data
1 9 (15.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) GitLab
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 21 (35.59%) Publishing
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.69%) Local Government
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Architect
2 21 (35.59%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (18.64%) Analyst
4 10 (16.95%) Security Architect
4 10 (16.95%) Security Engineer
5 9 (15.25%) Security Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Network Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) Security Solutions Architect
7 6 (10.17%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 4 (6.78%) SIEM Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Consultant
9 3 (5.08%) IT Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) IT Security Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Security Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) CISSP Consultant
10 2 (3.39%) SOC Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.69%) JSON
2 1 (1.69%) RESTful
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (40.68%) Management Information System
2 21 (35.59%) CMDB
2 21 (35.59%) Computer Science
2 21 (35.59%) Data Centre
2 21 (35.59%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (28.81%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (15.25%) CESG
5 7 (11.86%) NHS
6 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (10.17%) Driving Licence
7 4 (6.78%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (6.78%) PKI
7 4 (6.78%) Public Cloud
8 3 (5.08%) Cyberattack
8 3 (5.08%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.64%) Linux
2 9 (15.25%) Windows
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (88.14%) SIEM
2 37 (62.71%) Information Security
3 35 (59.32%) ITIL
4 28 (47.46%) Service Management
5 27 (45.76%) Capacity Planning
6 22 (37.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (37.29%) Line Management
6 22 (37.29%) Presales
6 22 (37.29%) Security Operations
6 22 (37.29%) Software Engineering
7 21 (35.59%) Business Development
7 21 (35.59%) Customer Engagement
7 21 (35.59%) Due Diligence
7 21 (35.59%) Gantt Chart
7 21 (35.59%) IT Governance
7 21 (35.59%) IT Strategy
7 21 (35.59%) Requirements Analysis
7 21 (35.59%) Technical Architecture
7 21 (35.59%) TOGAF
7 21 (35.59%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 42 (71.19%) CISSP
2 36 (61.02%) CEH
3 25 (42.37%) CompTIA Security+
4 22 (37.29%) Degree
5 21 (35.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (35.59%) ISEB
5 21 (35.59%) PMI Certification
5 21 (35.59%) PMP
6 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
6 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
7 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (15.25%) GCIH
8 9 (15.25%) OSCP
9 8 (13.56%) SANS
10 7 (11.86%) CISA
10 7 (11.86%) CISM
10 7 (11.86%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (10.17%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (10.17%) CCNA
11 6 (10.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (76.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (28.81%) GDPR
3 10 (16.95%) Cyber Essentials
4 7 (11.86%) PCI DSS
5 4 (6.78%) COBIT
6 1 (1.69%) QA
6 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.25%) HDFS
2 9 (15.25%) Snort
3 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) QRadar
1 9 (15.25%) Suricata
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 2 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.69%) Cacti
3 1 (1.69%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.69%) Kibana
3 1 (1.69%) logstash
3 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) CheckPoint
1 23 (38.98%) Citrix
2 22 (37.29%) VMware
3 21 (35.59%) EMC
3 21 (35.59%) NetApp
4 12 (20.34%) Cisco
5 11 (18.64%) ArcSight
5 11 (18.64%) Palo Alto
6 10 (16.95%) AlienVault
7 9 (15.25%) FireEye
7 9 (15.25%) Fortinet
7 9 (15.25%) LogRhythm
7 9 (15.25%) Sophos
7 9 (15.25%) Splunk
7 9 (15.25%) TippingPoint
8 5 (8.47%) Juniper
9 4 (6.78%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.39%) Intel
10 2 (3.39%) McAfee
11 1 (1.69%) Redback