Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1070 1118 1193
Rank change year-on-year +48 +75 -30
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 9 52 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.032% 0.010%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.050% 0.24% 0.082%
Number of salaries quoted 5 41 2
UK median annual salary £67,500 £55,000 £57,908
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.73% -5.02% -10.91%
10th Percentile £31,000 £36,431 £41,117
90th Percentile £71,250 £61,250 £74,817
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £55,000 £38,316
% change year-on-year +22.73% +43.55% -33.36%

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 18,041 21,778 21,975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.22% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 13,527 16,507 16,296
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Top 5 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 23 October 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 +55 9 £67,500 +22.73% 6
UK excluding London +45 9 £67,500 +22.73% 5
Midlands +25 5 £67,500 -6.90% 1
West Midlands -1 5 £67,500 -6.90%
South East +26 4 - - 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (66.67%) SIEM
2 5 (55.56%) Security Management
3 4 (44.44%) Regular Expression
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) JSP 440
3 4 (44.44%) LogRhythm
4 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (33.33%) IT Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) HMG Infosec
4 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
4 3 (33.33%) SABSA
4 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (33.33%) ISO 31000
4 3 (33.33%) NIST
4 3 (33.33%) PaaS
4 3 (33.33%) IaaS
4 3 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) CISSP
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (11.11%) Content Development

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 3 (33.33%) IaaS
1 3 (33.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) IT Architect
2 3 (33.33%) IT Security Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Lead Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Lead Security Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Junior
4 1 (11.11%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) SIEM
2 5 (55.56%) Security Management
3 3 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) SABSA
3 3 (33.33%) Security Testing
3 3 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
5 1 (11.11%) Content Development
5 1 (11.11%) Information Security Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (11.11%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Threat Management
5 1 (11.11%) Ticket Management
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) CISSP
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) CEH
4 1 (11.11%) GCIH
4 1 (11.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) JSP 440
2 3 (33.33%) HMG Infosec
2 3 (33.33%) ISO 31000
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 3 (33.33%) NIST
2 3 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 3 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) LogRhythm
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) ArcSight