Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Good Practice Guide 13 (GPG 13)
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1118 1117 1258
Rank change year-on-year -1 +141 +18
Permanent jobs citing GPG13 51 29 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.017% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.23% 0.14% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 31 9 19
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -16.67% +26.32%
10th Percentile £32,250 £36,300 £47,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +9.09%

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 22,608 20,370 26,448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 12.03% 13.17%
Number of salaries quoted 17,371 15,940 20,967
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -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 24 May 2018.

Salary histogram for GPG13 in the UK

GPG13
Top 10 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 May 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 +24 44 £57,500 +15.00% 2
UK excluding London -7 35 £60,000 +20.00% 2
South East -5 16 £57,500 +74.24% 1
West Midlands +13 14 £73,750 +84.38%
Midlands +10 14 £73,750 +84.38%
London +23 11 £52,500 -12.50%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
North West - 2 £53,750 -
North of England - 2 £53,750 -
East of England -6 1 £77,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 43 (84.31%) SIEM
2 41 (80.39%) Information Security
3 39 (76.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 34 (66.67%) Firewall
5 32 (62.75%) CISSP
6 30 (58.82%) ITIL
7 24 (47.06%) CEH
8 21 (41.18%) VMware
8 21 (41.18%) Linux
8 21 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
9 20 (39.22%) Management Information System
10 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (35.29%) Identity Access Management
10 18 (35.29%) Security Operations
11 17 (33.33%) Data Centre
11 17 (33.33%) Degree
11 17 (33.33%) VPN
11 17 (33.33%) Windows
12 16 (31.37%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (29.41%) Analytics
13 15 (29.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 15 (29.41%) Service Management
13 15 (29.41%) Network Security
14 14 (27.45%) Risk Management
14 14 (27.45%) CheckPoint
14 14 (27.45%) Citrix
14 14 (27.45%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (25.49%) Palo Alto
15 13 (25.49%) CompTIA Security+
15 13 (25.49%) Security Operations Centre

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 11 (21.57%) Apache
1 11 (21.57%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.53%) IaaS
1 12 (23.53%) PaaS
2 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (66.67%) Firewall
2 17 (33.33%) VPN
3 15 (29.41%) Network Security
4 11 (21.57%) Sourcefire
5 10 (19.61%) IPsec
6 8 (15.69%) SSL
7 5 (9.80%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (7.84%) LAN
9 3 (5.88%) Internet
10 2 (3.92%) DNS
10 2 (3.92%) Intranet
11 1 (1.96%) BGP
11 1 (1.96%) BT 21CN
11 1 (1.96%) HSRP
11 1 (1.96%) IPv4
11 1 (1.96%) IPv6
11 1 (1.96%) L2TP
11 1 (1.96%) OSPF
11 1 (1.96%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) Big Data
1 11 (21.57%) Hadoop
General
1 12 (23.53%) Publishing
2 6 (11.76%) Law
3 3 (5.88%) Finance
4 1 (1.96%) Local Government
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Architect
1 12 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (17.65%) Security Engineer
3 8 (15.69%) Consultant
3 8 (15.69%) Security Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Head of Security
4 5 (9.80%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (9.80%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) SOC Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) CISSP Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) Incident Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Operational Security Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Operations Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Security Incident Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Security Operations Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (5.88%) PCRE
2 3 (5.88%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Management Information System
2 17 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 13 (25.49%) Computer Science
3 13 (25.49%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (23.53%) CMDB
4 12 (23.53%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
5 9 (17.65%) NHS
5 9 (17.65%) Public Cloud
6 6 (11.76%) CESG
6 6 (11.76%) Cyberattack
7 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (7.84%) Driving Licence
8 2 (3.92%) PKI
9 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (41.18%) Linux
2 17 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.84%) Unix
5 2 (3.92%) AIX
6 1 (1.96%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (84.31%) SIEM
2 41 (80.39%) Information Security
3 30 (58.82%) ITIL
4 21 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (35.29%) Identity Access Management
5 18 (35.29%) Security Operations
6 16 (31.37%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (29.41%) Analytics
7 15 (29.41%) Service Management
8 14 (27.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (27.45%) Risk Management
9 13 (25.49%) Project Management
10 12 (23.53%) Customer Engagement
10 12 (23.53%) IT Governance
10 12 (23.53%) ITIL V3
10 12 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
10 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
10 12 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
10 12 (23.53%) TOGAF
10 12 (23.53%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 3 (5.88%) Python
1 3 (5.88%) Ruby
2 2 (3.92%) C
2 2 (3.92%) C#
2 2 (3.92%) C++
2 2 (3.92%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) PHP
2 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (62.75%) CISSP
2 24 (47.06%) CEH
3 17 (33.33%) Degree
4 15 (29.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 13 (25.49%) CompTIA Security+
6 12 (23.53%) ISEB
6 12 (23.53%) PMI Certification
6 12 (23.53%) PMP
7 11 (21.57%) GCIH
7 11 (21.57%) OSCP
8 10 (19.61%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (13.73%) CISM
10 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.80%) CISA
11 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
12 4 (7.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (7.84%) CCNA
12 4 (7.84%) CCNP
13 1 (1.96%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (76.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (25.49%) COBIT
2 13 (25.49%) Cyber Essentials
3 10 (19.61%) GDPR
4 4 (7.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
6 1 (1.96%) PMO
6 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (21.57%) HDFS
2 11 (21.57%) Snort
3 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (21.57%) Suricata
2 9 (17.65%) QRadar
3 3 (5.88%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.96%) Cacti
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.96%) Nessus
4 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) VMware
2 14 (27.45%) CheckPoint
2 14 (27.45%) Citrix
3 13 (25.49%) Palo Alto
4 12 (23.53%) EMC
4 12 (23.53%) NetApp
5 11 (21.57%) Cisco
5 11 (21.57%) FireEye
5 11 (21.57%) Fortinet
5 11 (21.57%) Sophos
5 11 (21.57%) TippingPoint
6 10 (19.61%) ArcSight
7 9 (17.65%) LogRhythm
7 9 (17.65%) SolarWinds
7 9 (17.65%) Splunk
8 8 (15.69%) AlienVault
9 5 (9.80%) Juniper
10 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.96%) Redback