Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 619 845 957
Rank change year-on-year +226 +112 -24
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 68 240 214
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.84% 1.31% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 56 192 196
Median annual salary £62,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £36,875 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £108,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -17.27% -8.33% +33.33%

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 8,069 18,305 17,369
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.32% 13.07% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 6,603 13,756 13,830
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £36,750 £32,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Nessus.

Salary trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Nessus over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Top 14 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 23 September 2020. 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 +227 56 £62,000 +3.33% 14
UK excluding London +265 37 £45,500 -17.27% 13
London +168 31 £80,000 +23.08% 2
Scotland - 9 £65,000 - 1
South East +199 8 £30,000 -49.58% 6
North of England +164 7 £62,000 +42.05% 1
Work from Home +53 7 £62,000 -38.00% 1
East of England +135 6 £46,000 -16.36% 4
North West +134 4 £62,000 +37.78% 1
South West +131 3 £37,500 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire +123 3 £36,250 -16.95%
Wales +45 3 £41,500 -33.60%
Midlands +126 1 £45,000 -2.70%
West Midlands +93 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, IT jobs citing Nessus 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 Nessus.

1 41 (60.29%) Information Security
2 37 (54.41%) Linux
3 34 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (44.12%) CISSP
4 30 (44.12%) Splunk
5 29 (42.65%) SQL
6 27 (39.71%) SIEM
7 26 (38.24%) Finance
7 26 (38.24%) Security Operations
8 25 (36.76%) Firewall
8 25 (36.76%) Windows
8 25 (36.76%) Python
9 24 (35.29%) AWS
9 24 (35.29%) Office 365
10 23 (33.82%) Bash Shell
10 23 (33.82%) CISA
10 23 (33.82%) CISM
11 22 (32.35%) Asset Management
11 22 (32.35%) Perl
11 22 (32.35%) Sun
11 22 (32.35%) SailPoint
11 22 (32.35%) Aveksa
11 22 (32.35%) CyberArk
12 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
13 18 (26.47%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (23.53%) Cisco
15 16 (23.53%) Qualys
16 15 (22.06%) Azure
16 15 (22.06%) ArcSight

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 4 (5.88%) IIS
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) JBoss
3 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 24 (35.29%) AWS
1 24 (35.29%) Office 365
2 15 (22.06%) Azure
3 7 (10.29%) GCP
3 7 (10.29%) SaaS
4 6 (8.82%) IaaS
5 2 (2.94%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (36.76%) Firewall
2 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
3 12 (17.65%) LAN
3 12 (17.65%) WAN
4 8 (11.76%) DNS
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (8.82%) CTI
5 6 (8.82%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (8.82%) Wireshark
6 5 (7.35%) DHCP
6 5 (7.35%) Network Security
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (5.88%) SMTP
7 4 (5.88%) VPN
8 3 (4.41%) Internet
8 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (4.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Metasploit
2 6 (8.82%) WebScarab
3 3 (4.41%) Burp Suite
4 2 (2.94%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.94%) JMeter
4 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.94%) Selenium
4 2 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (38.24%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Advertising
2 2 (2.94%) Banking
2 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.94%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (45.59%) Analyst
2 23 (33.82%) Security Analyst
3 21 (30.88%) Security Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) Information Analyst
4 12 (17.65%) Information Security Analyst
4 12 (17.65%) Technical Analyst
5 11 (16.18%) Technical Security Analyst
6 10 (14.71%) Information Security Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) Support Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) Financial Analyst
8 7 (10.29%) Security Support Engineer
8 7 (10.29%) Support Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Cloud Architect
9 6 (8.82%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 6 (8.82%) Finance Manager
9 6 (8.82%) Information Security Manager
9 6 (8.82%) Operations Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Security Manager
9 6 (8.82%) Security Operations Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) SailPoint
2 6 (8.82%) OAuth
2 6 (8.82%) OAuth2
2 6 (8.82%) OpenID
2 6 (8.82%) SAML
3 2 (2.94%) Middleware
4 1 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.71%) PKI
3 6 (8.82%) Cloud Native
3 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (4.41%) Clustering
6 3 (4.41%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.94%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.94%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (54.41%) Linux
2 25 (36.76%) Windows
3 13 (19.12%) Windows Server
4 12 (17.65%) Unix
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (2.94%) Kali Linux
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (60.29%) Information Security
2 34 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 27 (39.71%) SIEM
4 26 (38.24%) Security Operations
5 22 (32.35%) Asset Management
6 18 (26.47%) Penetration Testing
7 14 (20.59%) ITIL
8 11 (16.18%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (14.71%) Identity Access Management
9 10 (14.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 8 (11.76%) Coaching
10 8 (11.76%) Malware Analysis
10 8 (11.76%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.29%) Security Management
12 6 (8.82%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (8.82%) Incident Management
12 6 (8.82%) Line Management
12 6 (8.82%) TOGAF
12 6 (8.82%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 6 (8.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.65%) SQL
2 25 (36.76%) Python
3 23 (33.82%) Bash Shell
4 22 (32.35%) Perl
5 9 (13.24%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.47%) PHP
7 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) CISSP
2 23 (33.82%) CISA
2 23 (33.82%) CISM
3 17 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (20.59%) CCNA
5 13 (19.12%) CCNP
6 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (14.71%) MCSE
7 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
9 6 (8.82%) AWS Certification
9 6 (8.82%) CEH
10 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.41%) GCIH
11 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (2.94%) GSEC
11 2 (2.94%) JNCIS
11 2 (2.94%) OSCP
11 2 (2.94%) SANS
12 1 (1.47%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.94%) COBIT
3 1 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.47%) NCSC
3 1 (1.47%) NIST
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) Docker
3 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.47%) vSphere
4 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) CSIRT
2 6 (8.82%) Core Impact
2 6 (8.82%) Kubernetes
2 6 (8.82%) Nexpose
3 4 (5.88%) SCCM
4 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.94%) Nmap
5 2 (2.94%) QRadar
6 1 (1.47%) Ansible
6 1 (1.47%) Puppet
6 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (44.12%) Splunk
2 22 (32.35%) Aveksa
2 22 (32.35%) CyberArk
2 22 (32.35%) Sun
3 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 16 (23.53%) Cisco
4 16 (23.53%) Qualys
5 15 (22.06%) ArcSight
6 9 (13.24%) Rapid7
7 8 (11.76%) ServiceNow
8 6 (8.82%) Google
8 6 (8.82%) VMware
9 5 (7.35%) Citrix
9 5 (7.35%) Fortinet
10 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
11 3 (4.41%) McAfee
11 3 (4.41%) Veeam
12 2 (2.94%) NetScout
12 2 (2.94%) Sophos
12 2 (2.94%) Symantec