Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 897 636 856
Rank change year-on-year -261 +220 +114
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 124 62 241
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.60% 0.78% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 85 48 186
10th Percentile £37,500 £34,750 £41,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,188 £48,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.29% +3.33% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £85,000 £93,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £98,000 £109,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -17.27% -8.33%

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 20,562 7,936 18,591
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.93% 16.46% 13.23%
Number of salaries quoted 13,212 6,621 14,137
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £48,750 £45,750 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -262 104 £54,750 -8.75% 21
UK excluding London -217 73 £52,500 +15.38% 14
London -220 35 £60,000 -25.00% 9
Work from Home -263 35 £60,000 -3.23% 3
North of England -109 28 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Midlands -104 20 £72,500 +61.11% 3
North West -80 18 £45,000 -27.42% 3
West Midlands -82 16 £80,000 +77.78% 1
Yorkshire -93 10 £60,000 +65.52%
East of England -93 10 £52,500 +14.13% 1
South East -170 6 £35,000 +16.67% 5
Scotland -103 5 £47,500 -26.92%
East Midlands - 4 £40,000 - 2
South West -107 3 £38,500 +2.67%
Wales -40 1 £45,000 +8.43% 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 71 (57.26%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (39.52%) Information Security
3 46 (37.10%) SIEM
4 45 (36.29%) Security Operations
5 43 (34.68%) Vulnerability Management
6 41 (33.06%) Firewall
7 40 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
8 37 (29.84%) Cisco
9 36 (29.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 34 (27.42%) Azure
11 32 (25.81%) CISSP
12 31 (25.00%) Metasploit
13 30 (24.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 30 (24.19%) Qualys
14 29 (23.39%) PowerShell
14 29 (23.39%) Python
14 29 (23.39%) Patch Management
15 28 (22.58%) Social Skills
15 28 (22.58%) AWS
16 26 (20.97%) Linux
17 25 (20.16%) Windows
18 24 (19.35%) Microsoft
18 24 (19.35%) Burp Suite
19 22 (17.74%) Splunk
20 21 (16.94%) Network Security
21 20 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
21 20 (16.13%) Security Management
21 20 (16.13%) Finance
22 19 (15.32%) Security Cleared
23 18 (14.52%) TCP/IP

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 6 (4.84%) IIS
2 2 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.42%) Azure
2 28 (22.58%) AWS
3 17 (13.71%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (11.29%) Azure Sentinel
5 10 (8.06%) GCP
6 5 (4.03%) IaaS
6 5 (4.03%) OpenDNS
6 5 (4.03%) SaaS
7 4 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (3.23%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 4 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (3.23%) PaaS
8 2 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.61%) Google Workspace
9 1 (0.81%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (33.06%) Firewall
2 21 (16.94%) Network Security
3 20 (16.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (14.52%) DNS
4 18 (14.52%) TCP/IP
5 17 (13.71%) HTTP
6 14 (11.29%) VPN
7 13 (10.48%) DHCP
8 12 (9.68%) SNMP
9 11 (8.87%) Sourcefire
10 8 (6.45%) 802.11
10 8 (6.45%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (4.84%) SMTP
12 5 (4.03%) SSL
12 5 (4.03%) Wireshark
13 4 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (3.23%) DMZ
13 4 (3.23%) ICMP
13 4 (3.23%) VLAN
13 4 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.84%) GIS
2 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.61%) MySQL
3 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (25.00%) Metasploit
2 24 (19.35%) Burp Suite
3 6 (4.84%) AppScan
4 5 (4.03%) JIRA
4 5 (4.03%) SonarQube
5 4 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.81%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.81%) Gatling
6 1 (0.81%) GitLab
6 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.81%) JMeter
6 1 (0.81%) REST Assured
General
1 28 (22.58%) Social Skills
2 20 (16.13%) Finance
3 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.06%) Legal
5 9 (7.26%) Manufacturing
6 8 (6.45%) Electronics
6 8 (6.45%) Marketing
6 8 (6.45%) Public Sector
6 8 (6.45%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.03%) Military
7 5 (4.03%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (3.23%) Back Office
8 4 (3.23%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (2.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (2.42%) Retail
10 2 (1.61%) Games
10 2 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.81%) Advertising
11 1 (0.81%) Banking
11 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (30.65%) Analyst
2 31 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 26 (20.97%) Security Analyst
4 18 (14.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 16 (12.90%) Consultant
6 12 (9.68%) Penetration Tester
6 12 (9.68%) Tester
7 11 (8.87%) Security Consultant
8 9 (7.26%) Information Security Consultant
8 9 (7.26%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (6.45%) Architect
9 8 (6.45%) Information Analyst
9 8 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
9 8 (6.45%) Network Engineer
9 8 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) IT Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) IT Security Analyst
10 7 (5.65%) Security Architect
11 6 (4.84%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.26%) Web Services
2 8 (6.45%) 802.1X
2 8 (6.45%) Regular Expression
3 4 (3.23%) SAML
4 3 (2.42%) .NET
5 2 (1.61%) LDAP
6 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.81%) J2EE
6 1 (0.81%) JSP
6 1 (0.81%) Node.js
6 1 (0.81%) OAuth
6 1 (0.81%) React
6 1 (0.81%) REST
6 1 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.06%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (5.65%) PKI
5 6 (4.84%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.84%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (4.03%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.03%) Driving Licence
6 5 (4.03%) SCADA
6 5 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.23%) Cloud Native
7 4 (3.23%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (3.23%) Smartcard
8 3 (2.42%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.61%) User Experience
10 1 (0.81%) Clustering
10 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.97%) Linux
2 25 (20.16%) Windows
3 15 (12.10%) Windows Server
4 14 (11.29%) Kali Linux
5 4 (3.23%) Solaris
6 3 (2.42%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.61%) Unix
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.81%) Android
8 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (57.26%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (39.52%) Information Security
3 46 (37.10%) SIEM
4 45 (36.29%) Security Operations
5 43 (34.68%) Vulnerability Management
6 40 (32.26%) Penetration Testing
7 36 (29.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 29 (23.39%) Patch Management
9 20 (16.13%) Security Management
10 18 (14.52%) Security Architecture
11 17 (13.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 17 (13.71%) Threat Intelligence
12 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (12.10%) Ethical Hacking
13 14 (11.29%) Computer Science
13 14 (11.29%) ITIL
14 13 (10.48%) Security Monitoring
15 12 (9.68%) Information Assurance
15 12 (9.68%) Security Testing
16 11 (8.87%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.39%) PowerShell
1 29 (23.39%) Python
2 12 (9.68%) C#
3 10 (8.06%) Bash Shell
3 10 (8.06%) C
3 10 (8.06%) Java
4 8 (6.45%) Lua
4 8 (6.45%) Ruby
5 7 (5.65%) SQL
6 6 (4.84%) C++
7 5 (4.03%) VB
8 3 (2.42%) Go
9 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.81%) Perl
10 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (25.81%) CISSP
2 19 (15.32%) Security Cleared
3 17 (13.71%) Degree
4 14 (11.29%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.48%) CEH
6 11 (8.87%) CREST Certified
7 10 (8.06%) CISM
7 10 (8.06%) OSCP
8 9 (7.26%) CISA
8 9 (7.26%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (4.84%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (4.84%) SANS
11 5 (4.03%) CCNA
11 5 (4.03%) CHECK Team Member
11 5 (4.03%) GXPN
11 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (3.23%) CCSA
12 4 (3.23%) CCSP
12 4 (3.23%) EC-Council LPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (24.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (13.71%) NCSC
3 14 (11.29%) PCI DSS
4 12 (9.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 11 (8.87%) JSP 440
6 10 (8.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 9 (7.26%) NIST
7 9 (7.26%) QA
8 6 (4.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (4.84%) GDPR
8 6 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (4.03%) ISO 9001
9 5 (4.03%) RMADS
9 5 (4.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (3.23%) GRC
10 4 (3.23%) ISAE 3402
10 4 (3.23%) ISO 31000
10 4 (3.23%) SLA
11 2 (1.61%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.81%) SOC 2
System Software
1 17 (13.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) Snort
2 5 (4.03%) Squid
3 4 (3.23%) ISA Server
4 3 (2.42%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.61%) Docker
5 2 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (12.90%) QRadar
2 13 (10.48%) Nmap
3 11 (8.87%) Nexpose
4 5 (4.03%) Suricata
5 4 (3.23%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 3 (2.42%) CASB
7 2 (1.61%) Ansible
7 2 (1.61%) HP Fortify
7 2 (1.61%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.61%) SCCM
7 2 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.61%) Terraform
7 2 (1.61%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.81%) SCOM
8 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (29.84%) Cisco
2 30 (24.19%) Qualys
3 24 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 22 (17.74%) Splunk
5 15 (12.10%) CrowdStrike
6 13 (10.48%) CheckPoint
6 13 (10.48%) Palo Alto
7 12 (9.68%) LogRhythm
8 11 (8.87%) McAfee
8 11 (8.87%) Rapid7
9 10 (8.06%) Google
10 8 (6.45%) Carbon Black
10 8 (6.45%) SAP
10 8 (6.45%) Symantec
10 8 (6.45%) Trustwave
11 6 (4.84%) Forcepoint
11 6 (4.84%) Oracle
12 5 (4.03%) Blue Coat
12 5 (4.03%) FireEye
12 5 (4.03%) Zscaler