Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 818 850 960
Rank change year-on-year +32 +110 -42
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 188 289 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.20% 1.66% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 153 206 180
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £50,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +4.48% -16.25%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,317 £38,225
90th Percentile £112,000 £100,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.28% +3.33% -18.18%

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 15,732 17,372 16,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.78% 11.48% 9.39%
Number of salaries quoted 12,056 13,592 13,267
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +0.96%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 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 +36 173 £60,000 +15.09% 11
UK excluding London +43 96 £55,000 +18.28% 7
London +35 80 £80,000 +33.33% 4
South East +33 30 £57,500 +15.00% 2
Midlands +52 22 £56,250 +44.23% 3
West Midlands +49 18 £56,250 +44.23% 3
North of England +12 16 £52,000 -0.26% 1
East of England +68 14 £55,000 +57.14%
Yorkshire +6 10 £55,000 +5.50%
South West +23 6 £26,750 -35.54% 1
Wales 0 6 £52,500 +13.51%
North East +17 5 £50,000 +35.78%
East Midlands +25 4 - -
Scotland +28 2 £53,750 -10.42%
North West +40 1 £115,000 +120.59% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 107 (56.91%) Vulnerability Management
2 102 (54.26%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (48.40%) SIEM
4 89 (47.34%) Penetration Testing
5 86 (45.74%) Linux
6 80 (42.55%) Information Security
7 76 (40.43%) Firewall
8 73 (38.83%) Qualys
9 67 (35.64%) Security Operations
10 66 (35.11%) Nmap
11 64 (34.04%) Finance
12 63 (33.51%) Metasploit
13 62 (32.98%) Python
14 61 (32.45%) CISSP
15 60 (31.91%) Management Information System
16 59 (31.38%) Windows
17 56 (29.79%) Kali Linux
18 45 (23.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 42 (22.34%) Azure
19 42 (22.34%) Splunk
20 39 (20.74%) Java
21 38 (20.21%) Active Directory
21 38 (20.21%) Palo Alto
22 37 (19.68%) Threat Intelligence
22 37 (19.68%) PCI DSS
23 36 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
24 35 (18.62%) AWS
25 34 (18.09%) Security Testing
25 34 (18.09%) Degree
25 34 (18.09%) Microsoft

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 14 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 14 (7.45%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.26%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.72%) IIS
4 4 (2.13%) Confluence
5 2 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) Apache
6 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (22.34%) Azure
2 35 (18.62%) AWS
3 21 (11.17%) GCP
4 14 (7.45%) SaaS
5 11 (5.85%) IaaS
5 11 (5.85%) PaaS
6 9 (4.79%) Office 365
7 3 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.06%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 76 (40.43%) Firewall
2 34 (18.09%) TCP/IP
3 29 (15.43%) Network Security
3 29 (15.43%) VPN
4 24 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
5 19 (10.11%) DNS
6 17 (9.04%) DHCP
6 17 (9.04%) HTTP
7 15 (7.98%) LAN
7 15 (7.98%) WAN
8 14 (7.45%) Wireshark
9 11 (5.85%) Internet
10 8 (4.26%) Skype
11 7 (3.72%) 802.11
11 7 (3.72%) FTP
11 7 (3.72%) HTTPS
11 7 (3.72%) IPsec
11 7 (3.72%) SNMP
11 7 (3.72%) Sourcefire
12 6 (3.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.19%) Maltego
2 3 (1.60%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 63 (33.51%) Metasploit
2 30 (15.96%) Burp Suite
3 16 (8.51%) GitLab
3 16 (8.51%) Jenkins
4 15 (7.98%) Snyk
4 15 (7.98%) SonarQube
5 6 (3.19%) JIRA
6 2 (1.06%) AppScan
7 1 (0.53%) Selenium
General
1 64 (34.04%) Finance
2 12 (6.38%) Banking
3 4 (2.13%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.13%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.06%) Military
5 2 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (27.13%) Analyst
2 45 (23.94%) Security Analyst
3 40 (21.28%) Security Engineer
4 20 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (8.51%) Penetration Tester
5 16 (8.51%) Tester
6 15 (7.98%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 14 (7.45%) DevSecOps Engineer
8 13 (6.91%) SOC Analyst
9 12 (6.38%) Security Specialist
10 11 (5.85%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 10 (5.32%) Consultant
11 10 (5.32%) Security Consultant
12 9 (4.79%) Information Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Information Security Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Operations Analyst
12 9 (4.79%) Security Operations Analyst
13 7 (3.72%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 7 (3.72%) Network Analyst
13 7 (3.72%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (9.04%) SAML
2 16 (8.51%) OpenID
3 15 (7.98%) OAuth
4 11 (5.85%) Kafka
4 11 (5.85%) SailPoint
5 7 (3.72%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.06%) .NET
7 1 (0.53%) JSON
7 1 (0.53%) LDAP
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 60 (31.91%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.45%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 14 (7.45%) Cyberthreat
4 13 (6.91%) PKI
5 11 (5.85%) Cyber Defence
5 11 (5.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 10 (5.32%) Public Cloud
7 9 (4.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (4.79%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (4.26%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.13%) Cloud Native
9 4 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.13%) SCADA
10 3 (1.60%) CMDB
10 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.06%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.06%) PMI
12 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 86 (45.74%) Linux
2 59 (31.38%) Windows
3 56 (29.79%) Kali Linux
4 26 (13.83%) Windows Server
5 23 (12.23%) Unix
6 19 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (10.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.13%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.13%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.53%) Android
9 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (56.91%) Vulnerability Management
2 102 (54.26%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (48.40%) SIEM
4 89 (47.34%) Penetration Testing
5 80 (42.55%) Information Security
6 67 (35.64%) Security Operations
7 37 (19.68%) Threat Intelligence
8 36 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (18.09%) Security Testing
10 33 (17.55%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 33 (17.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 27 (14.36%) Patch Management
12 25 (13.30%) Identity Access Management
12 25 (13.30%) Security Management
13 24 (12.77%) Computer Science
13 24 (12.77%) SDLC
14 21 (11.17%) ITIL
15 20 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 20 (10.64%) Project Delivery
16 19 (10.11%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (32.98%) Python
2 39 (20.74%) Java
3 27 (14.36%) C++
3 27 (14.36%) PowerShell
4 25 (13.30%) Go
5 16 (8.51%) JavaScript
6 15 (7.98%) Bash Shell
6 15 (7.98%) Ruby
7 11 (5.85%) Perl
8 8 (4.26%) C#
8 8 (4.26%) SQL
9 7 (3.72%) C
9 7 (3.72%) Lua
9 7 (3.72%) PHP
10 2 (1.06%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 61 (32.45%) CISSP
2 34 (18.09%) Degree
3 33 (17.55%) CISM
4 25 (13.30%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (12.23%) Security Cleared
6 18 (9.57%) CISA
6 18 (9.57%) OSCP
7 17 (9.04%) CEH
7 17 (9.04%) SC Cleared
8 16 (8.51%) CCNA
9 13 (6.91%) CCSA
9 13 (6.91%) SANS
10 11 (5.85%) PhD
11 10 (5.32%) CREST Certified
12 9 (4.79%) CCNP
12 9 (4.79%) CCSP
12 9 (4.79%) DV Cleared
13 8 (4.26%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (4.26%) GIAC
14 7 (3.72%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (23.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (19.68%) PCI DSS
3 24 (12.77%) NIST
4 19 (10.11%) COBIT
5 17 (9.04%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (3.72%) QA
7 5 (2.66%) GDPR
7 5 (2.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.60%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.60%) NCSC
9 2 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (20.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.45%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (2.66%) Docker
3 5 (2.66%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.66%) Snort
3 5 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.13%) BitLocker
4 4 (2.13%) vSphere
4 4 (2.13%) XenApp
5 3 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (35.11%) Nmap
2 31 (16.49%) SCCM
3 15 (7.98%) Kubernetes
3 15 (7.98%) Sysdig
4 14 (7.45%) SCOrch
5 13 (6.91%) FortiGate
5 13 (6.91%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (3.72%) OpenVAS
7 5 (2.66%) WSUS
8 3 (1.60%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (1.60%) IBM Guardium
8 3 (1.60%) Mesos
8 3 (1.60%) OSSEC
8 3 (1.60%) Puppet
8 3 (1.60%) QRadar
8 3 (1.60%) Rancher
8 3 (1.60%) RSA Archer
9 2 (1.06%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.53%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.53%) Terraform
Vendors
1 73 (38.83%) Qualys
2 42 (22.34%) Splunk
3 38 (20.21%) Palo Alto
4 34 (18.09%) Microsoft
5 26 (13.83%) McAfee
6 24 (12.77%) Cisco
7 23 (12.23%) LogRhythm
8 21 (11.17%) Fortinet
9 19 (10.11%) SolarWinds
10 17 (9.04%) CheckPoint
11 14 (7.45%) ArcSight
12 13 (6.91%) VMware
13 12 (6.38%) Google
13 12 (6.38%) HP
14 11 (5.85%) Aveksa
14 11 (5.85%) Centrify
15 7 (3.72%) Aruba
15 7 (3.72%) F5
15 7 (3.72%) Netsparker
15 7 (3.72%) ProCurve