Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1066 1149 1129
Rank change year-on-year +83 -20 +140
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 25 43 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.024% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.12% 0.19% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 26 29
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £49,000 £57,500 £45,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,625 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £80,000 £62,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +28.00% +19.05% -12.50%

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 20,516 22,372 21,106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.82% 12.73% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 14,989 17,431 16,692
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% -2.35%

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 19 March 2019.

Salary histogram 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 19 March 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 +83 25 £67,500 - 3
UK excluding London +75 24 £80,000 +28.00% 3
Midlands +47 17 - - 1
West Midlands +27 17 - - 1
South East +48 5 £80,000 +28.00% 1
East of England +54 2 - - 1
London +50 1 £50,000 -28.57%

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 24 (96.00%) Firewall
1 24 (96.00%) SIEM
2 21 (84.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 21 (84.00%) Presales
2 21 (84.00%) GDPR
2 21 (84.00%) Information Security
2 21 (84.00%) CheckPoint
3 20 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (80.00%) Data Centre
4 19 (76.00%) CISSP
4 19 (76.00%) ITIL
5 17 (68.00%) PRINCE2
5 17 (68.00%) CRM
5 17 (68.00%) EMC
5 17 (68.00%) ISEB
5 17 (68.00%) Citrix
5 17 (68.00%) PMP
5 17 (68.00%) PMI Certification
5 17 (68.00%) NetApp
5 17 (68.00%) Project Management
5 17 (68.00%) Service Management
5 17 (68.00%) Service Delivery
5 17 (68.00%) Technical Architecture
5 17 (68.00%) Business Development
5 17 (68.00%) Degree
5 17 (68.00%) Software Engineering
5 17 (68.00%) IT Governance
5 17 (68.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 17 (68.00%) Computer Science
5 17 (68.00%) CMDB

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:

Cloud Services
1 17 (68.00%) IaaS
1 17 (68.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) BGP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) OSPF
4 1 (4.00%) SNMP
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
General
1 17 (68.00%) Publishing
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Architect
2 15 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Principal Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Principal Security Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (8.00%) SOC Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 20 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 17 (68.00%) CMDB
2 17 (68.00%) Management Information System
2 17 (68.00%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (16.00%) e-Learning
4 2 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) SIEM
2 21 (84.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 21 (84.00%) Information Security
2 21 (84.00%) Presales
3 19 (76.00%) ITIL
4 17 (68.00%) Business Development
4 17 (68.00%) Computer Science
4 17 (68.00%) CRM
4 17 (68.00%) Customer Engagement
4 17 (68.00%) Data Protection
4 17 (68.00%) IT Governance
4 17 (68.00%) PRINCE2
4 17 (68.00%) Project Management
4 17 (68.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 17 (68.00%) Service Delivery
4 17 (68.00%) Service Management
4 17 (68.00%) Software Engineering
4 17 (68.00%) Technical Architecture
4 17 (68.00%) TOGAF
4 17 (68.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Perl
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (12.00%) Python
2 2 (8.00%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) CISSP
2 17 (68.00%) CEH
2 17 (68.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 17 (68.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 17 (68.00%) Degree
2 17 (68.00%) ISEB
2 17 (68.00%) PMI Certification
2 17 (68.00%) PMP
3 6 (24.00%) CCNP
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) MCSE
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (84.00%) GDPR
2 20 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (12.00%) NIST 800
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) EnCase
1 3 (12.00%) Nexpose
1 3 (12.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) CheckPoint
2 17 (68.00%) Citrix
2 17 (68.00%) EMC
2 17 (68.00%) NetApp
2 17 (68.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) Juniper
5 4 (16.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (16.00%) Virgin Media
6 3 (12.00%) Becrypt
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (12.00%) Splunk