Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1146 1140 1283
Rank change year-on-year -6 +143 +3
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 17 77 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.040% 0.015%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.078% 0.31% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 34 24
UK median annual salary £38,316 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.05% +30.00% -9.91%
10th Percentile £37,213 £51,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £39,418 £82,500 £76,050
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,316 £55,000 £49,250
% change year-on-year -30.34% +11.68% -14.35%

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 21845 25080 27818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.51% 13.08% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16220 19832 21995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £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 18 October 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 +26 17 £38,316 -38.70% 1
UK excluding London +24 17 £38,316 -30.34%
South West +14 6 - -
Midlands +13 6 - -
West Midlands +1 6 - -
South East +48 4 - -
East of England +12 1 £38,316 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 17 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (94.12%) SIEM
3 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
3 12 (70.59%) ITIL
3 12 (70.59%) Service Management
3 12 (70.59%) Firewall
4 11 (64.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (64.71%) Analytics
5 10 (58.82%) CompTIA Security+
5 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
5 10 (58.82%) Management Information System
5 10 (58.82%) Security+ Certification
5 10 (58.82%) CISSP
5 10 (58.82%) Python
6 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
6 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 7 (41.18%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (35.29%) Event Correlation
7 6 (35.29%) IT Strategy
7 6 (35.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (35.29%) Presales
7 6 (35.29%) RSA Archer
7 6 (35.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (35.29%) Gantt Chart
7 6 (35.29%) RSA Security Analytics
7 6 (35.29%) RSA enVision
7 6 (35.29%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) IaaS
7 6 (35.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (35.29%) Line Management

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 4 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) IaaS
1 6 (35.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) FTP
2 6 (35.29%) HTTP
2 6 (35.29%) Internet
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
General
1 6 (35.29%) Publishing
2 3 (17.65%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Security Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Security Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Security Solutions Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Professional Services Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Security Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) IT Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) IT Security Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Linux Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) SIEM Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Information Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Management Information System
2 7 (41.18%) Cyber Defence
3 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (35.29%) CMDB
3 6 (35.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
4 4 (23.53%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Information Security
2 16 (94.12%) SIEM
3 12 (70.59%) ITIL
3 12 (70.59%) Service Management
3 12 (70.59%) Software Engineering
4 11 (64.71%) Analytics
5 6 (35.29%) Business Development
5 6 (35.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (35.29%) CRM
5 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (35.29%) Event Correlation
5 6 (35.29%) Gantt Chart
5 6 (35.29%) IT Governance
5 6 (35.29%) IT Strategy
5 6 (35.29%) Line Management
5 6 (35.29%) Presales
5 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 6 (35.29%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (35.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
1 10 (58.82%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) CISSP
1 10 (58.82%) CompTIA Security+
1 10 (58.82%) Security+ Certification
2 7 (41.18%) SC Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) CEH
3 6 (35.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (35.29%) Degree
3 6 (35.29%) ISEB
3 6 (35.29%) PMI Certification
3 6 (35.29%) PMP
4 4 (23.53%) CCNA
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (23.53%) MCP
4 4 (23.53%) MCSE
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (23.53%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (5.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
5 1 (5.88%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Snort
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) ArcSight ESM
1 6 (35.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (35.29%) RSA Archer
1 6 (35.29%) RSA enVision
1 6 (35.29%) RSA Security Analytics
1 6 (35.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) ArcSight
1 6 (35.29%) CheckPoint
1 6 (35.29%) Citrix
1 6 (35.29%) EMC
1 6 (35.29%) LogLogic
1 6 (35.29%) NetApp
1 6 (35.29%) Sourcefire
1 6 (35.29%) Symantec
1 6 (35.29%) Trend Micro
1 6 (35.29%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) LogRhythm