Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 737 1021 1095
Rank change year-on-year +284 +74 +53
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 8 8 32
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.006% 0.021%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.11% 0.050% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 27
Median annual salary - - £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary - - £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 7,484 15,888 20,939
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.98% 12.57% 13.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,578 12,337 15,577
Median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £30,740 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

GPG13
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GPG13.

Salary trend for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Top 4 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 15 January 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 +280 8 - - 2
UK excluding London +210 8 - - 2
Midlands - 8 - - 2
West Midlands - 8 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (100.00%) Coaching
1 8 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 8 (100.00%) Regular Expression
1 8 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (87.50%) Big Data
2 7 (87.50%) SIEM
2 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (12.50%) Blog
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
3 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
3 1 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) OSINT
3 1 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) GDPR
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Red Team
3 1 (12.50%) Purple Team

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) Big Data
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Analyst
2 7 (87.50%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Coaching
1 8 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (87.50%) Information Security
2 7 (87.50%) SIEM
3 1 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) OSINT
3 1 (12.50%) Purple Team
3 1 (12.50%) Red Team
3 1 (12.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 8 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GDPR
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001