Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 959 694 848
Rank change year-on-year -265 +154 +32
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 136 93 191
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.64% 0.87% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 108 66 153
10th Percentile £40,425 £37,139 £41,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £49,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £47,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -20.83% +14.29%
75th Percentile £73,000 £65,000 £81,250
90th Percentile £87,375 £76,250 £112,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -13.64% +22.22%

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 21,298 10,674 16,165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.33% 16.50% 12.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13,591 8,841 12,511
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £69,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.20% +4.17% +4.35%
75th Percentile £87,500 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £93,750 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -

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 27 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Top 15 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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -219 114 £54,500 +14.74% 15
UK excluding London -201 68 £52,500 +10.53% 9
London -195 49 £60,000 +9.09% 7
Work from Home -185 36 £73,000 +58.70% 3
South East -103 27 £52,500 +23.53% 3
Midlands -87 18 £53,750 +19.44% 2
North of England -110 13 £42,500 -34.62% 3
Yorkshire -68 9 £43,500 +8.75% 1
West Midlands -70 8 £80,000 +101.07%
South West -43 6 £47,500 -9.52%
East Midlands -51 5 £39,000 -13.33% 1
North West -105 4 £40,000 -40.74% 1
Scotland -71 2 £47,500 -26.92% 1
Wales -43 1 £75,000 +76.47%
East of England -116 1 £52,500 +14.13%

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 78 (57.35%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (43.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 57 (41.91%) Azure
4 50 (36.76%) AWS
5 49 (36.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 48 (35.29%) Qualys
7 44 (32.35%) Information Security
7 44 (32.35%) Microsoft
7 44 (32.35%) Security Operations
8 42 (30.88%) Penetration Testing
9 39 (28.68%) CISSP
10 36 (26.47%) Windows
10 36 (26.47%) Python
10 36 (26.47%) OWASP
10 36 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
11 35 (25.74%) Burp Suite
12 32 (23.53%) Cisco
13 31 (22.79%) SIEM
13 31 (22.79%) Social Skills
14 30 (22.06%) Linux
15 29 (21.32%) Management Information System
16 27 (19.85%) Security Testing
17 26 (19.12%) PCI DSS
17 26 (19.12%) Metasploit
17 26 (19.12%) CEH
17 26 (19.12%) ITIL
17 26 (19.12%) NIST
18 25 (18.38%) NCSC
18 25 (18.38%) Ethical Hacking
19 24 (17.65%) Firewall

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 13 (9.56%) IIS
2 3 (2.21%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) NetSuite
2 5 (3.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 57 (41.91%) Azure
2 50 (36.76%) AWS
3 17 (12.50%) GCP
3 17 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (6.62%) SaaS
5 8 (5.88%) Azure Sentinel
6 6 (4.41%) Amazon Cognito
6 6 (4.41%) Amazon SQS
6 6 (4.41%) AWS KMS
7 4 (2.94%) Mimecast
8 3 (2.21%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (2.21%) IaaS
8 3 (2.21%) PaaS
9 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.47%) GitHub
9 2 (1.47%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.74%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.65%) Firewall
2 15 (11.03%) Intrusion Detection
3 12 (8.82%) Network Security
4 11 (8.09%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.09%) Wireless
5 9 (6.62%) LAN
5 9 (6.62%) WAN
6 8 (5.88%) DNS
7 7 (5.15%) MPLS
8 6 (4.41%) MQTT
8 6 (4.41%) Sourcefire
8 6 (4.41%) VPN
8 6 (4.41%) Wireshark
9 5 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (3.68%) SAN
10 4 (2.94%) DHCP
10 4 (2.94%) ISDN
10 4 (2.94%) NGN
10 4 (2.94%) PBX
11 3 (2.21%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 6 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.68%) MySQL
3 5 (3.68%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.94%) GIS
4 4 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.47%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.74%) Big Data
6 1 (0.74%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.74%) Flink
Development Applications
1 35 (25.74%) Burp Suite
2 26 (19.12%) Metasploit
3 13 (9.56%) SonarQube
4 11 (8.09%) AppScan
5 8 (5.88%) JIRA
5 8 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.21%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.21%) Log4j
7 2 (1.47%) GitLab
8 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.74%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.74%) Gatling
8 1 (0.74%) JMeter
8 1 (0.74%) REST Assured
8 1 (0.74%) sqlmap
General
1 31 (22.79%) Social Skills
2 21 (15.44%) Finance
3 11 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 7 (5.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 7 (5.15%) Military
5 7 (5.15%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (4.41%) Marketing
7 5 (3.68%) Back Office
7 5 (3.68%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (2.94%) Public Sector
9 3 (2.21%) Legal
10 2 (1.47%) Banking
10 2 (1.47%) Electronics
10 2 (1.47%) Games
10 2 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.74%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (33.82%) Analyst
2 39 (28.68%) Security Analyst
3 21 (15.44%) Architect
3 21 (15.44%) Security Architect
3 21 (15.44%) Security Engineer
4 17 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 13 (9.56%) Consultant
5 13 (9.56%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 12 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 12 (8.82%) Lead Architect
6 12 (8.82%) Lead Security Architect
7 11 (8.09%) Operations Analyst
7 11 (8.09%) Security Consultant
7 11 (8.09%) Security Operations Analyst
8 9 (6.62%) Penetration Tester
8 9 (6.62%) Tester
9 8 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.88%) Senior Security Analyst
10 7 (5.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 7 (5.15%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.15%) Kafka
2 6 (4.41%) GraphQL
2 6 (4.41%) JWT
2 6 (4.41%) OpenID
2 6 (4.41%) SAML
2 6 (4.41%) Web Services
3 4 (2.94%) Regular Expression
4 2 (1.47%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.74%) .NET
5 1 (0.74%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.74%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.74%) J2EE
5 1 (0.74%) JSP
5 1 (0.74%) LDAP
5 1 (0.74%) Node.js
5 1 (0.74%) React
5 1 (0.74%) REST
5 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (21.32%) Management Information System
2 19 (13.97%) Public Cloud
3 10 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (6.62%) Data Centre
4 9 (6.62%) Driving Licence
5 8 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
5 8 (5.88%) Smartcard
6 5 (3.68%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (3.68%) Mobile App
6 5 (3.68%) SCADA
7 4 (2.94%) CMDB
7 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.94%) PKI
7 4 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.21%) Cyberattack
8 3 (2.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (26.47%) Windows
2 30 (22.06%) Linux
3 21 (15.44%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.88%) Solaris
5 7 (5.15%) Kali Linux
5 7 (5.15%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.21%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.47%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.74%) Android
11 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.74%) CentOS
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (57.35%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (43.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 44 (32.35%) Information Security
3 44 (32.35%) Security Operations
4 42 (30.88%) Penetration Testing
5 36 (26.47%) OWASP
5 36 (26.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 31 (22.79%) SIEM
7 27 (19.85%) Security Testing
8 26 (19.12%) ITIL
9 25 (18.38%) Ethical Hacking
10 24 (17.65%) CI/CD
10 24 (17.65%) Security Management
11 23 (16.91%) Application Security
12 21 (15.44%) DevOps
12 21 (15.44%) Risk Management
13 19 (13.97%) SDLC
13 19 (13.97%) Security Architecture
13 19 (13.97%) TOGAF
14 18 (13.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.47%) Python
2 13 (9.56%) C#
2 13 (9.56%) Java
3 12 (8.82%) Go
4 11 (8.09%) PowerShell
5 10 (7.35%) SQL
6 9 (6.62%) C
6 9 (6.62%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.15%) Bash
8 4 (2.94%) C++
9 2 (1.47%) Perl
9 2 (1.47%) PHP
9 2 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (28.68%) CISSP
2 26 (19.12%) CEH
3 16 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (11.76%) Degree
4 15 (11.03%) CREST Certified
5 14 (10.29%) Security Cleared
6 13 (9.56%) CompTIA Security+
6 13 (9.56%) OSCP
7 12 (8.82%) GIAC
8 11 (8.09%) CESG Certified Professional
9 10 (7.35%) SC Cleared
10 9 (6.62%) CISA
10 9 (6.62%) CISM
11 8 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 8 (5.88%) CCSP
11 8 (5.88%) CLAS
11 8 (5.88%) IISP
12 7 (5.15%) SANS
13 6 (4.41%) CCNA
13 6 (4.41%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (36.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (19.12%) NIST
2 26 (19.12%) PCI DSS
3 25 (18.38%) NCSC
4 19 (13.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 19 (13.97%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 14 (10.29%) GDPR
6 11 (8.09%) GRC
6 11 (8.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (6.62%) ISO 9001
7 9 (6.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (5.88%) ISAE 3402
8 8 (5.88%) ISO 31000
8 8 (5.88%) NIST 800
9 7 (5.15%) JSP 440
9 7 (5.15%) QA
9 7 (5.15%) RMADS
10 5 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 3 (2.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.29%) BitLocker
2 10 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 9 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.88%) ISA Server
5 7 (5.15%) vSphere
6 6 (4.41%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.41%) XenApp
7 5 (3.68%) Snort
8 4 (2.94%) Docker
9 3 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (1.47%) Squid
10 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.74%) KVM
11 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (9.56%) QRadar
2 11 (8.09%) Nexpose
2 11 (8.09%) Nmap
2 11 (8.09%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 8 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 6 (4.41%) Terraform
5 5 (3.68%) Ansible
5 5 (3.68%) HP Fortify
5 5 (3.68%) WebInspect
6 4 (2.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (2.94%) SCCM
6 4 (2.94%) WSUS
7 3 (2.21%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.21%) Puppet
8 2 (1.47%) Graylog
8 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.47%) Suricata
8 2 (1.47%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.74%) SELinux
Vendors
1 48 (35.29%) Qualys
2 44 (32.35%) Microsoft
3 32 (23.53%) Cisco
4 19 (13.97%) Splunk
5 18 (13.24%) Okta
6 15 (11.03%) CrowdStrike
7 14 (10.29%) AlienVault
8 12 (8.82%) Oracle
9 11 (8.09%) OneTrust
10 10 (7.35%) Google
11 9 (6.62%) CheckPoint
11 9 (6.62%) IBM
11 9 (6.62%) Palo Alto
11 9 (6.62%) Tripwire
11 9 (6.62%) VMware
12 8 (5.88%) Carbon Black
12 8 (5.88%) Centrify
12 8 (5.88%) F5
12 8 (5.88%) Imperva
12 8 (5.88%) Trend Micro