Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1180 1123 1289
Rank change year-on-year -57 +166 -18
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 31 99 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.052% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.14% 0.40% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 13 39 25
UK median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +30.00% -9.91%
10th Percentile £57,500 £49,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £82,500 £77,100
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £48,375
% change year-on-year +9.09% +13.70% -15.87%

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 22797 24521 28165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.66% 12.96% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17109 19418 22276
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +4.30% +3.33%
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 £41,980
% change year-on-year - +1.24% +4.95%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Top 8 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 24 November 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 -12 31 £70,000 +16.67% 3
UK excluding London -6 22 £60,000 +9.09% 2
London +7 9 £70,000 -17.65% 1
Midlands -4 9 £60,000 +9.09% 1
West Midlands -20 9 £60,000 +9.09% 1
South West +21 7 - -
South East +44 5 - - 1
East of England +4 1 £38,316 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 27 (87.10%) SIEM
2 25 (80.65%) Information Security
3 22 (70.97%) CISSP
4 20 (64.52%) Analytics
5 19 (61.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (58.06%) Sourcefire
7 17 (54.84%) CEH
7 17 (54.84%) Firewall
7 17 (54.84%) Python
7 17 (54.84%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (51.61%) Event Correlation
8 16 (51.61%) Snort
8 16 (51.61%) ArcSight
9 15 (48.39%) ITIL
10 14 (45.16%) Linux
11 13 (41.94%) Service Management
11 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
12 12 (38.71%) Degree
12 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
12 12 (38.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
14 10 (32.26%) Hadoop
14 10 (32.26%) Regular Expression
14 10 (32.26%) Computer Forensics
14 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
14 10 (32.26%) Big Data
15 9 (29.03%) HDFS
15 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (29.03%) Apache Spark
15 9 (29.03%) PCRE

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 (29.03%) Apache
1 9 (29.03%) Apache Spark
2 7 (22.58%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) IaaS
1 6 (19.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
3 7 (22.58%) FTP
3 7 (22.58%) HTTP
3 7 (22.58%) Internet
4 5 (16.13%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) Big Data
1 10 (32.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (19.35%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Security Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Security Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Security Solutions Architect
3 6 (19.35%) SOC Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security Architect
6 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
6 2 (6.45%) IT Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
6 2 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) CISSP Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Head of IT Security
7 1 (3.23%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) SIEM Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) SIEM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Regular Expression
2 9 (29.03%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (29.03%) PCRE
3 5 (16.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Management Information System
2 9 (29.03%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (22.58%) Cyber Defence
4 6 (19.35%) CMDB
4 6 (19.35%) Computer Science
4 6 (19.35%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.45%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (3.23%) PKI
6 1 (3.23%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Linux
2 5 (16.13%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Kali Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) SIEM
2 25 (80.65%) Information Security
3 20 (64.52%) Analytics
4 17 (54.84%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (51.61%) Event Correlation
6 15 (48.39%) ITIL
7 13 (41.94%) Service Management
7 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
8 10 (32.26%) Computer Forensics
9 7 (22.58%) ITSM
9 7 (22.58%) Workflow
10 6 (19.35%) CRM
10 6 (19.35%) ETL
10 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2
10 6 (19.35%) Project Management
10 6 (19.35%) Risk Management
10 6 (19.35%) Service Delivery
10 6 (19.35%) Technical Architecture
10 6 (19.35%) TOGAF
10 6 (19.35%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 17 (54.84%) Python
2 9 (29.03%) Bash Shell
2 9 (29.03%) Ruby
3 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
4 7 (22.58%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.45%) C
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) CISSP
2 17 (54.84%) CEH
3 12 (38.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (38.71%) Degree
3 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
4 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
5 9 (29.03%) GCIH
5 9 (29.03%) OSCP
6 7 (22.58%) CompTIA Security+
6 7 (22.58%) Security+ Certification
7 6 (19.35%) ISEB
7 6 (19.35%) PMI Certification
7 6 (19.35%) PMP
8 3 (9.68%) SANS
9 2 (6.45%) CREST Certified
10 1 (3.23%) CCNA
10 1 (3.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (3.23%) IISP
10 1 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 1 (3.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (61.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) COBIT
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (3.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Snort
2 9 (29.03%) HDFS
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) Suricata
2 7 (22.58%) ArcSight ESM
2 7 (22.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (22.58%) RSA Archer
2 7 (22.58%) RSA enVision
2 7 (22.58%) RSA Security Analytics
2 7 (22.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (19.35%) QRadar
4 3 (9.68%) Fluentd
5 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (6.45%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Sourcefire
2 16 (51.61%) ArcSight
3 9 (29.03%) FireEye
3 9 (29.03%) Fortinet
3 9 (29.03%) Palo Alto
3 9 (29.03%) Sophos
3 9 (29.03%) TippingPoint
3 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 7 (22.58%) LogLogic
4 7 (22.58%) LogRhythm
4 7 (22.58%) Symantec
4 7 (22.58%) Trend Micro
5 6 (19.35%) AlienVault
5 6 (19.35%) CheckPoint
5 6 (19.35%) Citrix
5 6 (19.35%) EMC
5 6 (19.35%) NetApp
5 6 (19.35%) Splunk
6 3 (9.68%) HP
7 2 (6.45%) McAfee