Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Kali Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Kali Linux over the 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kali Linux
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1147 1137 1205
Rank change year-on-year -10 +68 +79
Permanent jobs citing Kali Linux 49 58 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.034% 0.035%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 39 44 65
UK median annual salary £50,000 £41,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.95% -39.26% +80.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,975 £31,250
90th Percentile £69,000 £74,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £33,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +56.72% -44.17% +60.00%

Kali Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 40,157 42,135 51,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.28% 24.42% 25.83%
Number of salaries quoted 32,443 35,085 44,007
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Kali Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Kali Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Kali Linux in the UK

Kali Linux
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Kali Linux.

Salary trend for Kali Linux in the UK

Kali Linux
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Kali Linux over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Kali Linux in the UK

Kali Linux
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Kali Linux within the UK over the 6 months to 21 June 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 0 49 £50,000 +20.48% 7
UK excluding London +2 27 £52,500 +56.72% 5
London -19 22 £42,500 -15.00% 2
East of England +14 15 £52,500 +56.72% 1
South East -1 7 £105,000 +75.00%
North of England +19 2 £32,500 -
North West +3 2 £32,500 -
South West -8 2 £43,750 - 1
Midlands +13 1 - - 3
West Midlands +8 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT jobs citing Kali Linux 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 Kali Linux.

1 32 (65.31%) Nessus
2 30 (61.22%) Vulnerability Management
3 29 (59.18%) Metasploit
4 28 (57.14%) SIEM
5 27 (55.10%) CISSP
6 26 (53.06%) Firewall
6 26 (53.06%) Information Security
7 24 (48.98%) Linux
8 23 (46.94%) Penetration Testing
9 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
10 20 (40.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 19 (38.78%) Nmap
12 18 (36.73%) OSCP
13 17 (34.69%) Qualys
14 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (32.65%) Incident Management
14 16 (32.65%) Cybersecurity
15 15 (30.61%) CCNA
15 15 (30.61%) CISM
16 14 (28.57%) CEH
16 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (26.53%) GAP Analysis
17 13 (26.53%) SSCP
17 13 (26.53%) Burp Suite
17 13 (26.53%) Threat Modelling
17 13 (26.53%) GDPR
18 12 (24.49%) Netsparker
18 12 (24.49%) Core Impact
18 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
18 12 (24.49%) VPN

Kali Linux
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 6 (12.24%) Apache
1 6 (12.24%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) Confluence
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.12%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (6.12%) IaaS
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.04%) PaaS
5 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (53.06%) Firewall
2 12 (24.49%) TCP/IP
2 12 (24.49%) VPN
3 8 (16.33%) DNS
4 7 (14.29%) DHCP
5 6 (12.24%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (12.24%) Wireless
6 5 (10.20%) SNMP
6 5 (10.20%) WAN
6 5 (10.20%) Wireshark
7 4 (8.16%) HTTP
7 4 (8.16%) IPsec
7 4 (8.16%) LAN
8 3 (6.12%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (6.12%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (6.12%) ICMP
8 3 (6.12%) Internet
8 3 (6.12%) OpenVPN
8 3 (6.12%) Sourcefire
9 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) Big Data
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (59.18%) Metasploit
2 13 (26.53%) Burp Suite
3 4 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.16%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.08%) JIRA
4 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.04%) GDB
5 1 (2.04%) Paros
5 1 (2.04%) sqlmap
5 1 (2.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Financial Institution
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 2 (4.08%) Games
3 2 (4.08%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 14 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 10 (20.41%) Security Engineer
4 9 (18.37%) Architect
4 9 (18.37%) Consultant
4 9 (18.37%) Security Consultant
5 7 (14.29%) IT Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (14.29%) Security Architect
6 6 (12.24%) SIEM Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Firewall Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) AWS Architect
8 2 (4.08%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Security Tester
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) LAMP
3 1 (2.04%) LDAP
3 1 (2.04%) OAuth
3 1 (2.04%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (12.24%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (8.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 4 (8.16%) Cyberattack
3 4 (8.16%) PKI
3 4 (8.16%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.08%) Fintech
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Linux
2 10 (20.41%) Windows
3 6 (12.24%) CentOS
3 6 (12.24%) Ubuntu
4 4 (8.16%) Debian
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.08%) Android
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Vulnerability Management
2 28 (57.14%) SIEM
3 26 (53.06%) Information Security
4 23 (46.94%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (32.65%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (32.65%) Incident Management
6 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (26.53%) GAP Analysis
7 13 (26.53%) Threat Modelling
8 9 (18.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (18.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
9 8 (16.33%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (12.24%) Compliance Audit
11 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
11 6 (12.24%) DevOps
11 6 (12.24%) SDLC
11 6 (12.24%) Security Operations
11 6 (12.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) Python
2 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.24%) Perl
4 5 (10.20%) Java
5 4 (8.16%) PHP
6 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.12%) Go
6 3 (6.12%) Ruby
6 3 (6.12%) SQL
7 1 (2.04%) C
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) CISSP
2 18 (36.73%) OSCP
3 16 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (30.61%) CCNA
4 15 (30.61%) CISM
5 14 (28.57%) CEH
6 13 (26.53%) SSCP
7 11 (22.45%) CISA
8 10 (20.41%) CREST Certified
9 8 (16.33%) GIAC
10 7 (14.29%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (12.24%) CCIE
11 6 (12.24%) CCIE Security
11 6 (12.24%) CCSA
11 6 (12.24%) CCSP
11 6 (12.24%) JNCIA
12 5 (10.20%) SANS
12 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
12 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
13 4 (8.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (26.53%) GDPR
3 7 (14.29%) PCI DSS
4 4 (8.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) Snort
4 3 (6.12%) pfSense
5 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (65.31%) Nessus
2 19 (38.78%) Nmap
3 12 (24.49%) Core Impact
4 4 (8.16%) Ansible
4 4 (8.16%) FortiGate
5 3 (6.12%) Nexpose
5 3 (6.12%) OpenVAS
5 3 (6.12%) OSSEC
5 3 (6.12%) QRadar
6 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
6 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (4.08%) Nagios
6 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.08%) Puppet
6 2 (4.08%) SCCM
6 2 (4.08%) SCOM
7 1 (2.04%) CASB
7 1 (2.04%) EnCase
7 1 (2.04%) Suricata
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.69%) Qualys
3 12 (24.49%) Netsparker
4 9 (18.37%) Cisco
5 8 (16.33%) Splunk
6 6 (12.24%) Interwoven
6 6 (12.24%) Juniper
6 6 (12.24%) Palo Alto
7 5 (10.20%) F5
7 5 (10.20%) McAfee
7 5 (10.20%) Red Hat
7 5 (10.20%) VMware
8 4 (8.16%) AlienVault
8 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
8 4 (8.16%) Fortinet
8 4 (8.16%) LogRhythm
9 3 (6.12%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (6.12%) ForeScout
9 3 (6.12%) Okta
9 3 (6.12%) Sophos