Period
to 19 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Nessus skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Nessus over the 6 months to 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 913 806 1053
Rank change year-on-year -107 +247 +152
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 263 455 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.70% 2.74% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 217 353 198
UK median annual salary £58,000 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% +26.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £30,875
90th Percentile £92,500 £80,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% +37.50% +11.11%

Nessus is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15466 16586 16830
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.86% 8.67% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12634 13398 13583
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +3.23%
10th Percentile £31,075 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Nessus over the 6 months to 19 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Nessus within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 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 -131 258 £57,750 -3.75% 15
London +57 171 £65,000 - 8
UK excluding London -158 86 £47,500 -13.64% 7
South East -149 33 £56,250 -2.17% 5
South West +22 22 £55,000 -
Midlands +57 19 £37,500 -30.23%
West Midlands +29 19 £37,500 -30.23%
North of England -9 9 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Yorkshire +25 7 £47,500 -5.00%
North West -12 2 £51,250 +20.59% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -
Scotland -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2017, IT jobs citing Nessus 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 Nessus.

1 183 (69.58%) Information Security
2 155 (58.94%) SIEM
3 147 (55.89%) Linux
4 124 (47.15%) CISSP
5 116 (44.11%) Firewall
6 95 (36.12%) CISM
7 94 (35.74%) Windows
8 92 (34.98%) Splunk
9 90 (34.22%) Finance
10 83 (31.56%) Qualys
11 82 (31.18%) GIAC
12 79 (30.04%) Penetration Testing
13 77 (29.28%) Palo Alto
14 75 (28.52%) Metasploit
15 74 (28.14%) Network Security
16 72 (27.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 71 (27.00%) Degree
17 71 (27.00%) Cybersecurity
18 69 (26.24%) Vulnerability Management
19 68 (25.86%) LogRhythm
20 66 (25.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 66 (25.10%) Security Operations
20 66 (25.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 66 (25.10%) McAfee
21 63 (23.95%) Nmap
22 62 (23.57%) Symantec
23 61 (23.19%) GSEC
24 60 (22.81%) Cisco
25 59 (22.43%) CISA
26 58 (22.05%) Banking

Nessus
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 7 (2.66%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.90%) IIS
3 4 (1.52%) Apache
4 3 (1.14%) Confluence
5 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.32%) SaaS
2 11 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.42%) Cloudflare
5 7 (2.66%) Office 365
6 6 (2.28%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) GitHub
8 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.38%) IaaS
8 1 (0.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (44.11%) Firewall
2 74 (28.14%) Network Security
3 36 (13.69%) TCP/IP
4 32 (12.17%) DNS
4 32 (12.17%) VPN
5 29 (11.03%) Wireless
6 27 (10.27%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (9.51%) WAN
8 21 (7.98%) DHCP
9 19 (7.22%) HTTP
10 18 (6.84%) SSL
10 18 (6.84%) Wireshark
11 17 (6.46%) Intrusion Detection
11 17 (6.46%) IPsec
12 15 (5.70%) Internet
12 15 (5.70%) LAN
13 14 (5.32%) SSH
14 13 (4.94%) OSPF
14 13 (4.94%) SMTP
15 12 (4.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.28%) Hadoop
1 6 (2.28%) Looker
2 5 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.76%) MySQL
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.38%) Ingres
4 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (28.52%) Metasploit
2 26 (9.89%) Burp Suite
3 11 (4.18%) AppScan
4 10 (3.80%) Paros
5 6 (2.28%) Fiddler
6 5 (1.90%) WebScarab
7 3 (1.14%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.14%) JIRA
7 3 (1.14%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.76%) IDA Disassembler
8 2 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 90 (34.22%) Finance
2 58 (22.05%) Banking
3 28 (10.65%) Legal
3 28 (10.65%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.42%) Digital Economy
5 6 (2.28%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.90%) Law
7 4 (1.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.52%) Military
8 3 (1.14%) Automotive
8 3 (1.14%) Retail
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (33.46%) Analyst
2 82 (31.18%) Security Analyst
3 42 (15.97%) Consultant
4 38 (14.45%) Security Consultant
5 31 (11.79%) Security Manager
6 27 (10.27%) Security Engineer
7 25 (9.51%) Penetration Tester
7 25 (9.51%) Tester
8 22 (8.37%) Finance Manager
9 21 (7.98%) Head of Security
9 21 (7.98%) Information Analyst
9 21 (7.98%) Information Manager
9 21 (7.98%) Information Security Analyst
9 21 (7.98%) Information Security Manager
10 16 (6.08%) Head of Finance
10 16 (6.08%) Head of Information
10 16 (6.08%) Head of Information Security
10 16 (6.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (5.70%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 15 (5.70%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.59%) SailPoint
2 15 (5.70%) Web Services
3 6 (2.28%) HTML
4 5 (1.90%) .NET
5 3 (1.14%) CGI
5 3 (1.14%) XML
6 2 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.76%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.38%) LAMP
7 1 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 54 (20.53%) Management Information System
2 48 (18.25%) Computer Science
3 31 (11.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 20 (7.60%) Mobile App
5 17 (6.46%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (4.56%) Driving Licence
7 11 (4.18%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (3.42%) Fintech
9 8 (3.04%) Data Centre
9 8 (3.04%) PKI
10 6 (2.28%) NHS
10 6 (2.28%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.52%) iPad
11 4 (1.52%) Life Science
11 4 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.76%) BYOD
13 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (0.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 147 (55.89%) Linux
2 94 (35.74%) Windows
3 56 (21.29%) Unix
4 45 (17.11%) Kali Linux
5 15 (5.70%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.80%) Android
6 10 (3.80%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.28%) CentOS
8 5 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.90%) Ubuntu
8 5 (1.90%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.52%) Debian
10 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.76%) KNOPPIX
11 2 (0.76%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.76%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (69.58%) Information Security
2 155 (58.94%) SIEM
3 79 (30.04%) Penetration Testing
4 72 (27.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 71 (27.00%) Cybersecurity
6 69 (26.24%) Vulnerability Management
7 66 (25.10%) Security Operations
7 66 (25.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 50 (19.01%) OWASP
9 49 (18.63%) Incident Management
10 42 (15.97%) Security Architecture
11 41 (15.59%) Security Monitoring
12 34 (12.93%) Analytics
13 30 (11.41%) Social Engineering
14 28 (10.65%) Open Source
15 27 (10.27%) Security Testing
16 26 (9.89%) Privileged Access Management
17 25 (9.51%) Kalman Filter
18 23 (8.75%) Information Assurance
18 23 (8.75%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.91%) Python
2 35 (13.31%) PowerShell
3 31 (11.79%) Java
4 24 (9.13%) Perl
5 22 (8.37%) SQL
6 18 (6.84%) JavaScript
7 15 (5.70%) C
8 14 (5.32%) C++
8 14 (5.32%) Ruby
9 9 (3.42%) C#
10 8 (3.04%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.14%) Bourne shell
11 3 (1.14%) Korn
11 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.14%) VB
12 1 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 124 (47.15%) CISSP
2 95 (36.12%) CISM
3 82 (31.18%) GIAC
4 71 (27.00%) Degree
5 61 (23.19%) GSEC
6 59 (22.43%) CISA
7 54 (20.53%) CEH
8 44 (16.73%) GISF
9 42 (15.97%) OSCP
10 38 (14.45%) CREST Certified
11 29 (11.03%) Security Cleared
12 25 (9.51%) GCIH
13 24 (9.13%) SC Cleared
14 20 (7.60%) GCIA
15 15 (5.70%) RHCA
15 15 (5.70%) RHCE
15 15 (5.70%) RHCSA
16 14 (5.32%) CHECK Team Member
16 14 (5.32%) Cyber Scheme
17 13 (4.94%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (25.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (15.97%) PCI DSS
3 21 (7.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (6.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 10 (3.80%) COBIT
6 8 (3.04%) GDPR
6 8 (3.04%) NIST 800
7 6 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.38%) IASME
8 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (17.49%) Active Directory
2 41 (15.59%) Snort
3 24 (9.13%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.52%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.52%) Docker
6 4 (1.52%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.14%) pfSense
8 2 (0.76%) KVM
8 2 (0.76%) vSphere
8 2 (0.76%) XenApp
9 1 (0.38%) GlusterFS
9 1 (0.38%) NFS
9 1 (0.38%) Samba
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (23.95%) Nmap
2 53 (20.15%) QRadar
3 52 (19.77%) SCCM
4 48 (18.25%) McAfee ePO
5 40 (15.21%) Nexpose
6 31 (11.79%) Core Impact
7 30 (11.41%) OpenVAS
8 27 (10.27%) WSUS
9 23 (8.75%) PowerBroker
9 23 (8.75%) RSA Security Analytics
10 20 (7.60%) CSIRT
11 17 (6.46%) EnCase
12 12 (4.56%) Suricata
13 11 (4.18%) HP Fortify
14 7 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
15 6 (2.28%) Puppet
16 5 (1.90%) WebInspect
17 4 (1.52%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 4 (1.52%) OSSEC
17 4 (1.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 92 (34.98%) Splunk
2 83 (31.56%) Qualys
3 77 (29.28%) Palo Alto
4 68 (25.86%) LogRhythm
5 66 (25.10%) McAfee
6 62 (23.57%) Symantec
7 60 (22.81%) Cisco
8 58 (22.05%) CyberArk
9 55 (20.91%) AlienVault
10 41 (15.59%) Aveksa
11 39 (14.83%) Microsoft
12 35 (13.31%) Rapid7
13 25 (9.51%) ArcSight
13 25 (9.51%) Oracle
13 25 (9.51%) SolarWinds
14 24 (9.13%) BeyondTrust
15 23 (8.75%) Bomgar
16 20 (7.60%) Sophos
17 19 (7.22%) Acunetix
18 16 (6.08%) Sourcefire