Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1094 1154 1140
Rank change year-on-year +60 -14 +149
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 39 40 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.022% 0.051%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.18% 0.18% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32 20 40
UK median annual salary £55,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.52% +3.85% +30.00%
10th Percentile £42,375 £52,500 £47,500
90th Percentile £67,625 £79,625 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +15.79%

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 21,608 22,379 23,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.50% 12.54% 12.81%
Number of salaries quoted 16,151 16,905 18,743
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - -

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Top 11 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 10 December 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 +49 35 £55,000 -18.52% 2
UK excluding London +56 33 £55,000 -8.33% 2
West Midlands +37 16 £72,500 +16.00% 1
Midlands +34 16 £72,500 +16.00% 1
South East +28 10 £55,000 -8.33%
London +81 3 £55,000 -21.43%
East of England +27 3 - - 1
South West +2 2 - -
North West +12 1 £37,747 -39.60%
North of England +11 1 £37,747 -39.60%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 38 (97.44%) SIEM
2 34 (87.18%) CISSP
3 28 (71.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (64.10%) CEH
5 24 (61.54%) Information Security
6 21 (53.85%) ITIL
7 20 (51.28%) Firewall
8 19 (48.72%) CompTIA Security+
9 18 (46.15%) GDPR
9 18 (46.15%) Service Management
10 17 (43.59%) Management Information System
10 17 (43.59%) Security Operations
10 17 (43.59%) Data Centre
11 16 (41.03%) Presales
11 16 (41.03%) Service Delivery
11 16 (41.03%) Citrix
11 16 (41.03%) Degree
11 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
11 16 (41.03%) Computer Science
11 16 (41.03%) Capacity Planning
12 15 (38.46%) ITIL V3
12 15 (38.46%) PaaS
12 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
12 15 (38.46%) Technical Architecture
12 15 (38.46%) Business Development
12 15 (38.46%) CMDB
12 15 (38.46%) Data Protection
12 15 (38.46%) IT Governance
12 15 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis

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 3 (7.69%) Apache
1 3 (7.69%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) IaaS
1 15 (38.46%) PaaS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (51.28%) Firewall
2 5 (12.82%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (12.82%) Sourcefire
3 4 (10.26%) Network Security
4 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.69%) VPN
5 1 (2.56%) DMZ
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) Intranet
5 1 (2.56%) LAN
5 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Big Data
1 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) GitLab
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 15 (38.46%) Publishing
2 2 (5.13%) Aerospace
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (48.72%) Architect
2 15 (38.46%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (23.08%) Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Security Architect
4 6 (15.38%) SIEM Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Security Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Security Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Security Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) SOC Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Head of Compliance
9 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) IT Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Network Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) RESTful
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (43.59%) Data Centre
1 17 (43.59%) Management Information System
2 15 (38.46%) CMDB
2 15 (38.46%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (35.90%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (10.26%) PKI
6 3 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (5.13%) CESG
8 1 (2.56%) Cyberattack
8 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
8 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) SIEM
2 24 (61.54%) Information Security
3 21 (53.85%) ITIL
4 18 (46.15%) Service Management
5 17 (43.59%) Security Operations
6 16 (41.03%) Capacity Planning
6 16 (41.03%) Computer Science
6 16 (41.03%) Presales
6 16 (41.03%) Service Delivery
6 16 (41.03%) Software Engineering
7 15 (38.46%) Business Development
7 15 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (38.46%) Customer Engagement
7 15 (38.46%) Data Protection
7 15 (38.46%) IT Governance
7 15 (38.46%) ITIL V3
7 15 (38.46%) Requirements Analysis
7 15 (38.46%) Technical Architecture
7 15 (38.46%) TOGAF
7 15 (38.46%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) C
1 2 (5.13%) Perl
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (87.18%) CISSP
2 25 (64.10%) CEH
3 19 (48.72%) CompTIA Security+
4 16 (41.03%) Degree
5 15 (38.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 15 (38.46%) ISEB
5 15 (38.46%) PMI Certification
5 15 (38.46%) PMP
6 12 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
7 9 (23.08%) SANS
8 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (15.38%) MCSE
9 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (12.82%) CISA
11 4 (10.26%) CCDP
11 4 (10.26%) CCIE
11 4 (10.26%) CISM
11 4 (10.26%) ISACA
11 4 (10.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (71.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (46.15%) GDPR
3 5 (12.82%) PCI DSS
4 3 (7.69%) QA
5 2 (5.13%) NIST 800
6 1 (2.56%) COBIT
6 1 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) HDFS
2 3 (7.69%) Snort
3 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) QRadar
2 3 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (7.69%) Suricata
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 2 (5.13%) EnCase
3 2 (5.13%) Nexpose
4 1 (2.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.56%) Kibana
4 1 (2.56%) logstash
4 1 (2.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Citrix
2 15 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 15 (38.46%) EMC
2 15 (38.46%) NetApp
2 15 (38.46%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) Splunk
4 5 (12.82%) ArcSight
5 4 (10.26%) AlienVault
5 4 (10.26%) Intel
6 3 (7.69%) Cisco
6 3 (7.69%) FireEye
6 3 (7.69%) Fortinet
6 3 (7.69%) Juniper
6 3 (7.69%) LogRhythm
6 3 (7.69%) McAfee
6 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.69%) Sophos
6 3 (7.69%) TippingPoint
7 2 (5.13%) Becrypt