Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kali Linux
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1067 1135 1125
Rank change year-on-year +68 -10 +84
Permanent jobs citing Kali Linux 31 51 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.030% 0.032%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.094% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 21 42 41
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% - -25.93%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,325 £32,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £64,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £36,750
% change year-on-year -9.52% +42.86% -38.75%

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 32,931 40,086 42,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.92% 23.29% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 26,180 32,404 34,982
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 19 June 2019.

Salary histogram for Kali Linux in the UK

Kali Linux
Top 13 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 19 June 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 +82 28 £65,000 +30.00%
London +72 15 £100,000 +116.22%
UK excluding London +68 14 £47,500 -9.52%
North of England +34 7 £45,000 +38.46%
North West +34 3 £40,000 +23.08%
Yorkshire - 3 £90,000 -
East of England +54 2 £75,000 +42.86%
Midlands +47 2 - -
West Midlands +35 2 - -
South East +33 1 - -
South West +16 1 £23,500 -46.29%
North East - 1 £32,500 -
Wales - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 26 (83.87%) Nmap
2 25 (80.65%) Linux
3 24 (77.42%) Nessus
4 23 (74.19%) Metasploit
5 20 (64.52%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (41.94%) Python
7 11 (35.48%) Windows
7 11 (35.48%) Qualys
8 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
8 10 (32.26%) SIEM
8 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (32.26%) Burp Suite
9 9 (29.03%) Open Source
9 9 (29.03%) Java
9 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
9 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (25.81%) PKI
10 8 (25.81%) CISSP
10 8 (25.81%) SAML
10 8 (25.81%) C++
10 8 (25.81%) OpenID
10 8 (25.81%) OSCP
10 8 (25.81%) OAuth
10 8 (25.81%) Kubernetes
10 8 (25.81%) SonarQube
10 8 (25.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
10 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
10 8 (25.81%) Go
10 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (22.58%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) Wireless
2 2 (6.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (74.19%) Metasploit
2 10 (32.26%) Burp Suite
3 8 (25.81%) Jenkins
3 8 (25.81%) Snyk
3 8 (25.81%) SonarQube
4 6 (19.35%) GitLab
5 2 (6.45%) AppScan
5 2 (6.45%) Artifactory
5 2 (6.45%) Cobertura
5 2 (6.45%) Gradle
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Security Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Lead DevOps
3 4 (12.90%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) DevSecOps Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (9.68%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Forensic Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Information Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (6.45%) IT Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Security Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) OAuth
1 8 (25.81%) OpenID
1 8 (25.81%) SAML
2 2 (6.45%) boto
3 1 (3.23%) Kafka
3 1 (3.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Mobile App
1 8 (25.81%) PKI
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (32.26%) Security Testing
2 10 (32.26%) SIEM
2 10 (32.26%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (29.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Open Source
4 8 (25.81%) Cybersecurity
5 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
5 7 (22.58%) OSINT
5 7 (22.58%) Security Operations
6 6 (19.35%) Information Security
6 6 (19.35%) SDLC
6 6 (19.35%) Social Engineering
6 6 (19.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (16.13%) DevOps
7 5 (16.13%) OWASP
8 4 (12.90%) Threat Intelligence
8 4 (12.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (9.68%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 3 (9.68%) DevSecOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (41.94%) Python
2 9 (29.03%) Java
2 9 (29.03%) JavaScript
3 8 (25.81%) C++
3 8 (25.81%) Go
4 5 (16.13%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) CISSP
1 8 (25.81%) OSCP
2 7 (22.58%) Degree
3 5 (16.13%) CEH
3 5 (16.13%) GCIH
3 5 (16.13%) GIAC
4 4 (12.90%) GPEN
4 4 (12.90%) OSCE
5 3 (9.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (9.68%) CHFI
5 3 (9.68%) CISA
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (9.68%) CISM
5 3 (9.68%) ECIH
5 3 (9.68%) GWAPT
5 3 (9.68%) PhD
6 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (6.45%) CREST Certified
6 2 (6.45%) EnCE
6 2 (6.45%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (9.68%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (9.68%) GDPR
3 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 1 (3.23%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (83.87%) Nmap
2 24 (77.42%) Nessus
3 8 (25.81%) Kubernetes
3 8 (25.81%) Sysdig
4 5 (16.13%) Terraform
5 3 (9.68%) OpenVAS
5 3 (9.68%) QRadar
6 2 (6.45%) EnCase
6 2 (6.45%) FTK
6 2 (6.45%) Mesos
6 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (6.45%) Puppet
6 2 (6.45%) Rancher
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Qualys
2 6 (19.35%) Splunk
3 4 (12.90%) AlienVault
4 3 (9.68%) LogRhythm
5 2 (6.45%) Apple
5 2 (6.45%) ArcSight
5 2 (6.45%) Black Duck
5 2 (6.45%) Cellebrite
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Nuix
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Veracode
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Google