Period
to 17 May 2021

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 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 754 778 849
Rank change year-on-year +24 +71 +106
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 134 145 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.91% 1.11% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 98 126 202
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,000 £38,750
25th Percentile £40,688 £50,000 £46,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £62,500 £56,133
Median % change year-on-year -24.80% +11.34% +6.92%
75th Percentile £57,500 £85,000 £93,125
90th Percentile £63,750 £95,000 £108,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £52,250 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.88% +4.50% -3.05%

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 14,726 13,029 17,784
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.33% 13.54% 12.22%
Number of salaries quoted 11,281 10,374 13,874
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £33,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021. 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 +38 121 £47,500 -24.00% 25
UK excluding London +46 83 £45,000 -13.88% 26
London +16 42 £55,000 -31.25% 4
East of England - 25 £41,000 - 1
North of England -4 24 £45,500 -9.00% 8
North West +27 19 £45,000 - 6
Work from Home -148 17 £50,000 -3.85% 3
Midlands -11 14 £45,000 -20.00% 6
South East +40 10 £46,500 -6.06% 6
East Midlands - 7 £45,000 - 2
Wales +24 6 £45,000 +18.42% 3
West Midlands -13 6 £55,000 -2.22% 4
Yorkshire -20 5 £55,000 +0.92% 2
Scotland -23 2 £36,000 -42.40% 1
South West -30 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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 74 (55.22%) Cybersecurity
2 66 (49.25%) Firewall
3 62 (46.27%) Information Security
4 55 (41.04%) Security Operations
5 46 (34.33%) Penetration Testing
6 45 (33.58%) Vulnerability Management
7 43 (32.09%) SIEM
8 40 (29.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 39 (29.10%) Windows
10 36 (26.87%) Cisco
11 33 (24.63%) OWASP
12 32 (23.88%) Qualys
13 30 (22.39%) Intrusion Detection
13 30 (22.39%) AWS
14 28 (20.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 28 (20.90%) Microsoft
15 27 (20.15%) DNS
15 27 (20.15%) Azure
16 26 (19.40%) Linux
17 25 (18.66%) SAML
17 25 (18.66%) OAuth
17 25 (18.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 24 (17.91%) Network Security
18 24 (17.91%) Metasploit
18 24 (17.91%) Active Directory
18 24 (17.91%) Microsoft 365
19 23 (17.16%) Patch Management
19 23 (17.16%) SQL
20 22 (16.42%) CISSP
20 22 (16.42%) PowerShell

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 8 (5.97%) Confluence
2 5 (3.73%) Apache
3 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (22.39%) AWS
2 27 (20.15%) Azure
3 24 (17.91%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (9.70%) SaaS
5 11 (8.21%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (8.21%) PaaS
6 10 (7.46%) Azure Sentinel
7 8 (5.97%) IaaS
8 6 (4.48%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 6 (4.48%) GCP
8 6 (4.48%) OpenDNS
9 5 (3.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.73%) Amazon EKS
9 5 (3.73%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (3.73%) Amazon S3
9 5 (3.73%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (3.73%) Serverless
9 5 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 66 (49.25%) Firewall
2 30 (22.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 27 (20.15%) DNS
4 24 (17.91%) Network Security
5 20 (14.93%) TCP/IP
6 18 (13.43%) DHCP
7 10 (7.46%) SSL
8 9 (6.72%) Cisco ISE
8 9 (6.72%) HTTP
8 9 (6.72%) VPN
9 8 (5.97%) SSH
10 7 (5.22%) SMTP
10 7 (5.22%) WAN
11 6 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (4.48%) FTP
11 6 (4.48%) LAN
11 6 (4.48%) SNMP
11 6 (4.48%) VLAN
11 6 (4.48%) Wireshark
12 5 (3.73%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.73%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 24 (17.91%) Metasploit
2 11 (8.21%) Burp Suite
3 10 (7.46%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.97%) JIRA
5 5 (3.73%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.73%) GitLab
6 3 (2.24%) Bitbucket Server
7 2 (1.49%) Maven
7 2 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.75%) Snyk
General
1 18 (13.43%) Social Skills
2 11 (8.21%) Finance
2 11 (8.21%) Public Sector
3 10 (7.46%) Legal
4 9 (6.72%) Retail
5 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.48%) Law
6 5 (3.73%) Electronics
6 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.73%) Marketing
6 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.99%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (38.06%) Analyst
2 38 (28.36%) Security Engineer
3 31 (23.13%) Security Analyst
4 17 (12.69%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.19%) Information Analyst
5 15 (11.19%) Information Security Analyst
5 15 (11.19%) IT Security Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Network Engineer
7 11 (8.21%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (8.21%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Compliance Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (6.72%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (5.97%) Network Security Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Consultant
10 7 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.22%) Penetration Tester
10 7 (5.22%) Tester
11 6 (4.48%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.66%) OAuth
1 25 (18.66%) SAML
2 17 (12.69%) Web Services
3 7 (5.22%) LDAP
4 5 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (3.73%) OpenID
5 3 (2.24%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.49%) .NET
6 2 (1.49%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.49%) OAuth2
6 2 (1.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) Management Information System
2 12 (8.96%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (8.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 10 (7.46%) Mobile App
4 10 (7.46%) PKI
4 10 (7.46%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.73%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.99%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.49%) BYOD
7 2 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.49%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.49%) Robotics
7 2 (1.49%) SCADA
8 1 (0.75%) Clustering
8 1 (0.75%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.10%) Windows
2 26 (19.40%) Linux
3 16 (11.94%) Windows Server
4 15 (11.19%) Kali Linux
5 5 (3.73%) Debian
5 5 (3.73%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.49%) CentOS
6 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (55.22%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (46.27%) Information Security
3 55 (41.04%) Security Operations
4 46 (34.33%) Penetration Testing
5 45 (33.58%) Vulnerability Management
6 43 (32.09%) SIEM
7 40 (29.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 33 (24.63%) OWASP
9 28 (20.90%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 23 (17.16%) Patch Management
11 22 (16.42%) Threat Intelligence
12 21 (15.67%) ITIL
13 20 (14.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 15 (11.19%) Security Management
15 14 (10.45%) Security Monitoring
16 13 (9.70%) Cyber Intelligence
17 12 (8.96%) DevOps
17 12 (8.96%) Task Automation
18 11 (8.21%) Identity Access Management
18 11 (8.21%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.16%) SQL
2 22 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 20 (14.93%) Python
4 8 (5.97%) C
4 8 (5.97%) C#
5 6 (4.48%) C++
5 6 (4.48%) VB
6 5 (3.73%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.24%) Java
8 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.49%) Lua
8 2 (1.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (16.42%) CISSP
2 15 (11.19%) OSCP
3 14 (10.45%) CEH
4 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
5 10 (7.46%) Degree
6 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (5.22%) GIAC
8 6 (4.48%) CCNA
8 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.48%) GPEN
9 5 (3.73%) CCSA
9 5 (3.73%) EC-Council LPT
9 5 (3.73%) ECSA
9 5 (3.73%) OSCE
10 4 (2.99%) CCNP
10 4 (2.99%) CISA
10 4 (2.99%) CISM
10 4 (2.99%) CRISC
11 3 (2.24%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (18.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.94%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (9.70%) PCI DSS
4 10 (7.46%) NIST
5 7 (5.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 7 (5.22%) GDPR
6 4 (2.99%) COBIT
6 4 (2.99%) SLA
7 3 (2.24%) NCSC
8 2 (1.49%) QA
9 1 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 24 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.48%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.48%) Snort
2 6 (4.48%) Squid
3 4 (2.99%) BitLocker
3 4 (2.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 4 (2.99%) vSphere
3 4 (2.99%) XenApp
3 4 (2.99%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.49%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (1.49%) Shibboleth
5 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.49%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (8.21%) OpenVAS
2 9 (6.72%) Nexpose
2 9 (6.72%) Nmap
2 9 (6.72%) QRadar
3 6 (4.48%) Suricata
4 5 (3.73%) Puppet
4 5 (3.73%) Terraform
5 3 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.24%) Prometheus
5 3 (2.24%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.49%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.49%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.49%) WSUS
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (0.75%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.75%) SCCM
7 1 (0.75%) ServerView Suite
7 1 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 36 (26.87%) Cisco
2 32 (23.88%) Qualys
3 28 (20.90%) Microsoft
4 16 (11.94%) Splunk
5 15 (11.19%) Palo Alto
6 14 (10.45%) Rapid7
7 13 (9.70%) LogRhythm
7 13 (9.70%) VMware
8 10 (7.46%) CheckPoint
8 10 (7.46%) Symantec
9 9 (6.72%) CA
9 9 (6.72%) McAfee
10 8 (5.97%) Google
11 7 (5.22%) CrowdStrike
11 7 (5.22%) Fortinet
12 6 (4.48%) Blue Coat
12 6 (4.48%) Carbon Black
12 6 (4.48%) FireEye
12 6 (4.48%) Forcepoint
12 6 (4.48%) Zscaler