Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1095 1164 1161
Rank change year-on-year +69 -3 +128
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 53 17 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.010% 0.040%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.25% 0.078% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 43 1 34
UK median annual salary £55,000 £38,316 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +43.55% -41.05% +30.00%
10th Percentile £37,394 £37,213 £51,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £39,418 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £38,316 £55,000
% change year-on-year +43.55% -30.34% +11.68%

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 21,613 21,688 25,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.14% 12.40% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16,405 16,089 19,800
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
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% - +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
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing GPG13 over the 6 months to 18 October 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 18 October 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 +63 49 £55,000 +43.55% 1
UK excluding London +40 41 £55,000 +43.55% 1
West Midlands +46 19 £72,500 -
Midlands +30 19 £72,500 -
South East +21 15 £55,000 -
London - 9 £52,500 -
South West -7 4 - - 1
East of England +21 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
North of England - 1 £37,747 -
North West - 1 £37,747 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 49 (92.45%) SIEM
2 43 (81.13%) CISSP
3 39 (73.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (64.15%) CEH
5 33 (62.26%) Information Security
6 29 (54.72%) ITIL
7 26 (49.06%) Firewall
8 23 (43.40%) Service Management
8 23 (43.40%) Security Operations
9 22 (41.51%) CompTIA Security+
9 22 (41.51%) Capacity Planning
10 20 (37.74%) Management Information System
11 19 (35.85%) Service Delivery
11 19 (35.85%) Citrix
11 19 (35.85%) Degree
11 19 (35.85%) Computer Science
11 19 (35.85%) VMware
11 19 (35.85%) Software Engineering
11 19 (35.85%) Presales
11 19 (35.85%) Line Management
12 18 (33.96%) Data Centre
12 18 (33.96%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (33.96%) ITIL V3
12 18 (33.96%) IaaS
12 18 (33.96%) Security Operations Centre
12 18 (33.96%) Gantt Chart
12 18 (33.96%) IT Strategy
12 18 (33.96%) Computer Science Degree
12 18 (33.96%) Self-Motivation
12 18 (33.96%) Due Diligence

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 9 (16.98%) Apache
1 9 (16.98%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 18 (33.96%) IaaS
1 18 (33.96%) PaaS
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (49.06%) Firewall
2 15 (28.30%) Network Security
3 11 (20.75%) Sourcefire
4 7 (13.21%) VPN
5 5 (9.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (7.55%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.89%) DMZ
7 1 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (1.89%) Intranet
7 1 (1.89%) IPsec
7 1 (1.89%) SSL
7 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) Big Data
1 9 (16.98%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) GitLab
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 18 (33.96%) Publishing
2 2 (3.77%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (41.51%) Architect
2 18 (33.96%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (20.75%) Analyst
4 10 (18.87%) Security Architect
5 9 (16.98%) Security Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Security Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) Security Solutions Architect
7 6 (11.32%) SIEM Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Cybersecurity Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) SOC Analyst
10 2 (3.77%) CISSP Consultant
10 2 (3.77%) Consultant
10 2 (3.77%) Security Consultant
11 1 (1.89%) Administrator
11 1 (1.89%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.89%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) RESTful
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
2 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.74%) Management Information System
2 19 (35.85%) Computer Science
3 18 (33.96%) CMDB
3 18 (33.96%) Data Centre
3 18 (33.96%) Security Operations Centre
3 18 (33.96%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (9.43%) CESG
6 4 (7.55%) Driving Licence
6 4 (7.55%) PKI
7 3 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (5.66%) NHS
8 2 (3.77%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.89%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 4 (7.55%) Windows
3 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (92.45%) SIEM
2 33 (62.26%) Information Security
3 29 (54.72%) ITIL
4 23 (43.40%) Security Operations
4 23 (43.40%) Service Management
5 22 (41.51%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (35.85%) Line Management
6 19 (35.85%) Presales
6 19 (35.85%) Service Delivery
6 19 (35.85%) Software Engineering
7 18 (33.96%) Business Development
7 18 (33.96%) CRM
7 18 (33.96%) Due Diligence
7 18 (33.96%) Gantt Chart
7 18 (33.96%) IT Governance
7 18 (33.96%) IT Strategy
7 18 (33.96%) PRINCE2
7 18 (33.96%) Project Management
7 18 (33.96%) Requirements Analysis
7 18 (33.96%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 43 (81.13%) CISSP
2 34 (64.15%) CEH
3 22 (41.51%) CompTIA Security+
4 19 (35.85%) Degree
5 18 (33.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 18 (33.96%) ISEB
5 18 (33.96%) PMI Certification
5 18 (33.96%) PMP
6 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
6 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.75%) SANS
8 9 (16.98%) GCIH
8 9 (16.98%) OSCP
9 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (13.21%) CISA
11 6 (11.32%) CISM
12 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (7.55%) MCSE
12 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (7.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (73.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (32.08%) GDPR
3 6 (11.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (9.43%) PCI DSS
5 3 (5.66%) COBIT
5 3 (5.66%) QA
6 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.98%) HDFS
2 9 (16.98%) Snort
3 3 (5.66%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) QRadar
1 9 (16.98%) Suricata
2 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (1.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.89%) Kibana
4 1 (1.89%) logstash
4 1 (1.89%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Citrix
1 19 (35.85%) VMware
2 18 (33.96%) CheckPoint
2 18 (33.96%) EMC
2 18 (33.96%) NetApp
3 11 (20.75%) ArcSight
4 10 (18.87%) AlienVault
4 10 (18.87%) Splunk
5 9 (16.98%) FireEye
5 9 (16.98%) Fortinet
5 9 (16.98%) LogRhythm
5 9 (16.98%) Palo Alto
5 9 (16.98%) Sophos
5 9 (16.98%) TippingPoint
6 6 (11.32%) Cisco
7 4 (7.55%) Intel
8 3 (5.66%) McAfee
9 2 (3.77%) Juniper
10 1 (1.89%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.89%) Microsoft