Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1171 1225 1268
Rank change year-on-year +54 +43 +33
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 16 34 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.017% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.075% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 15 32
UK median annual salary £75,000 £60,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.08% -12.16%
10th Percentile £72,500 £51,000 £41,375
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,750 £68,375
UK excluding London median annual salary - £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -17.39%

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

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 21464 26007 28192
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.19% 13.20% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16021 20648 22163
UK median annual salary £48,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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
Top 7 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 21 August 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 +63 16 £75,000 +36.36% 2
UK excluding London +58 15 - - 1
South East +70 6 - -
South West +9 4 - -
East of England +2 4 - -
Midlands +25 1 - - 1
West Midlands +7 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT jobs citing GPG13 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 GPG13.

1 13 (81.25%) CISSP
1 13 (81.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (68.75%) SIEM
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) Information Security
3 10 (62.50%) Firewall
4 9 (56.25%) Python
4 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
4 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Analytics
5 8 (50.00%) Sourcefire
6 7 (43.75%) Security+ Certification
6 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
6 7 (43.75%) Windows
6 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
6 7 (43.75%) CompTIA Security+
7 6 (37.50%) LogRhythm
7 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
7 6 (37.50%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (37.50%) Presales
7 6 (37.50%) Regular Expression
7 6 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (37.50%) MCSE
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 6 (37.50%) MCP
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
7 6 (37.50%) CCNA

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 6 (37.50%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) FTP
5 3 (18.75%) HTTP
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Local Government
2 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Consultant
2 10 (62.50%) Security Consultant
3 6 (37.50%) Professional Services Consultant
4 5 (31.25%) Principal Consultant
5 4 (25.00%) IT Consultant
5 4 (25.00%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (25.00%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (25.00%) Principal Security Consultant
5 4 (25.00%) SIEM Consultant
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Consultant
6 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 3 (18.75%) Security Engineer
7 1 (6.25%) Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Information Security Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Security Solutions Architect
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (37.50%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (25.00%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) CMDB
5 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) SIEM
2 10 (62.50%) Information Security
3 9 (56.25%) Analytics
4 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 6 (37.50%) Presales
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Service Management
5 5 (31.25%) Software Engineering
6 4 (25.00%) ITSM
7 3 (18.75%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (18.75%) Event Correlation
7 3 (18.75%) Workflow
8 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (6.25%) Business Development
9 1 (6.25%) CRM
9 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
1 9 (56.25%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (81.25%) CISSP
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (56.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (43.75%) CompTIA Security+
4 7 (43.75%) Security+ Certification
5 6 (37.50%) CCNA
5 6 (37.50%) MCP
5 6 (37.50%) MCSE
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (37.50%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (31.25%) CCDP
6 5 (31.25%) CCIE
6 5 (31.25%) CCNP
6 5 (31.25%) CCSE
7 1 (6.25%) CEH
7 1 (6.25%) Degree
7 1 (6.25%) GCIA
7 1 (6.25%) GCIH
7 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (81.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 5 (31.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Snort
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) RSA enVision
2 3 (18.75%) ArcSight ESM
2 3 (18.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (18.75%) RSA Archer
2 3 (18.75%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 6 (37.50%) LogRhythm
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) ArcSight
4 4 (25.00%) Computacenter
4 4 (25.00%) Symantec
5 3 (18.75%) LogLogic
5 3 (18.75%) Trend Micro
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) CyberArk
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) FireEye
6 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee
6 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Splunk
6 1 (6.25%) VMware