Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 894 940 793
Rank change year-on-year +46 -147 +266
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 247 251 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.40% 1.56% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 179 198 351
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £92,500 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -13.64% +37.50%

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 17,693 16,075 16,773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.86% 8.95% 8.91%
Number of salaries quoted 13,973 13,190 13,555
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,450
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +33 232 £60,000 +4.35% 33
UK excluding London +80 127 £57,500 +21.05% 25
London +5 104 £62,500 -1.96% 9
South East +40 50 £57,500 -0.86% 11
North of England +69 34 £60,000 +45.45% 3
Yorkshire +47 25 £68,750 +66.67% 1
East of England - 18 £35,000 - 1
South West -6 15 £44,750 -18.64% 2
North West +12 9 £58,133 +13.43% 1
Midlands +18 6 £57,750 +54.00% 7
East Midlands - 4 £70,000 - 3
Wales - 3 £60,000 -
West Midlands +28 2 £45,500 +21.33% 4
Scotland -11 1 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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.

1 123 (49.80%) Qualys
2 108 (43.72%) SIEM
3 105 (42.51%) Information Security
4 102 (41.30%) Cybersecurity
5 93 (37.65%) Firewall
6 90 (36.44%) Splunk
7 89 (36.03%) Windows
8 86 (34.82%) Linux
8 86 (34.82%) CISSP
9 77 (31.17%) Vulnerability Management
10 75 (30.36%) Penetration Testing
11 66 (26.72%) Cisco
12 64 (25.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 58 (23.48%) Metasploit
14 56 (22.67%) Finance
15 55 (22.27%) Nmap
15 55 (22.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 52 (21.05%) McAfee
17 51 (20.65%) Python
18 47 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
18 47 (19.03%) Amazon AWS
19 46 (18.62%) CEH
20 45 (18.22%) PCI DSS
20 45 (18.22%) Security Operations
21 44 (17.81%) Network Security
22 43 (17.41%) ArcSight
23 42 (17.00%) CISA
24 41 (16.60%) CISM
24 41 (16.60%) TCP/IP
24 41 (16.60%) GIAC

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 (5.67%) Apache
2 12 (4.86%) Confluence
3 7 (2.83%) IIS
4 5 (2.02%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.62%) nginx
5 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.83%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 47 (19.03%) Amazon AWS
1 47 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (10.12%) Office 365
3 19 (7.69%) SaaS
4 8 (3.24%) IaaS
5 7 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (2.83%) PaaS
6 5 (2.02%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.62%) Slack
8 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.81%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 93 (37.65%) Firewall
2 44 (17.81%) Network Security
3 41 (16.60%) TCP/IP
4 25 (10.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 23 (9.31%) Wireshark
6 21 (8.50%) WAN
7 20 (8.10%) Sourcefire
8 19 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (7.69%) DNS
9 18 (7.29%) LAN
10 16 (6.48%) DHCP
11 15 (6.07%) VPN
12 12 (4.86%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (4.86%) IPsec
12 12 (4.86%) VoIP
13 9 (3.64%) BGP
13 9 (3.64%) OSPF
13 9 (3.64%) VLAN
13 9 (3.64%) Wireless
14 8 (3.24%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.02%) MySQL
4 4 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.62%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.62%) Redis
5 2 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 58 (23.48%) Metasploit
2 21 (8.50%) Burp Suite
3 18 (7.29%) JIRA
4 10 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.24%) AppScan
6 5 (2.02%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.62%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.62%) JMeter
7 4 (1.62%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.21%) MSI
8 3 (1.21%) Paros
9 2 (0.81%) WebScarab
10 1 (0.40%) Ant
10 1 (0.40%) GDB
10 1 (0.40%) IDA Disassembler
10 1 (0.40%) OllyDbg
10 1 (0.40%) sqlmap
10 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.40%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.40%) WinDbg
General
1 56 (22.67%) Finance
2 22 (8.91%) Retail
3 16 (6.48%) Banking
4 12 (4.86%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.64%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.83%) Marketing
7 6 (2.43%) Law
8 3 (1.21%) Legal
8 3 (1.21%) Welsh Language
9 2 (0.81%) Electronics
9 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (34.01%) Security Engineer
2 64 (25.91%) Analyst
3 50 (20.24%) Security Analyst
4 22 (8.91%) Information Analyst
4 22 (8.91%) Information Security Analyst
5 20 (8.10%) Consultant
6 16 (6.48%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 15 (6.07%) Network Engineer
7 15 (6.07%) Operations Engineer
8 14 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
8 14 (5.67%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 13 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 13 (5.26%) Security Consultant
10 12 (4.86%) Senior Security Analyst
10 12 (4.86%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
11 11 (4.45%) Senior Information Analyst
11 11 (4.45%) Senior Information Security Analyst
12 10 (4.05%) Network Consultant
12 10 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.26%) .NET
1 13 (5.26%) SailPoint
1 13 (5.26%) Web Services
2 6 (2.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.02%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (2.02%) LAMP
3 5 (2.02%) LDAP
3 5 (2.02%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.62%) ActiveMQ
4 4 (1.62%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.21%) REST
6 2 (0.81%) OAuth
6 2 (0.81%) OpenID
6 2 (0.81%) SAML
7 1 (0.40%) CGI
7 1 (0.40%) HTML
7 1 (0.40%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (4.45%) Analytical Mindset
5 11 (4.45%) PKI
5 11 (4.45%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (3.64%) NHS
7 8 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.43%) iPad
9 5 (2.02%) BYOD
9 5 (2.02%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.62%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.21%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 89 (36.03%) Windows
2 86 (34.82%) Linux
3 41 (16.60%) Kali Linux
4 28 (11.34%) Unix
5 27 (10.93%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.05%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.24%) Android
10 7 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.43%) VMS
12 3 (1.21%) CentOS
12 3 (1.21%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.40%) Debian
14 1 (0.40%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (43.72%) SIEM
2 105 (42.51%) Information Security
3 102 (41.30%) Cybersecurity
4 77 (31.17%) Vulnerability Management
5 75 (30.36%) Penetration Testing
6 55 (22.27%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 45 (18.22%) Security Operations
8 41 (16.60%) Identity Access Management
9 40 (16.19%) OWASP
9 40 (16.19%) Patch Management
10 37 (14.98%) Security Monitoring
11 36 (14.57%) ITIL
12 35 (14.17%) Open Source
13 34 (13.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 31 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
15 27 (10.93%) DevOps
16 24 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
16 24 (9.72%) Privileged Access Management
17 20 (8.10%) Risk Management
18 19 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.65%) Python
2 41 (16.60%) PowerShell
3 37 (14.98%) SQL
4 23 (9.31%) PHP
5 21 (8.50%) Bash Shell
6 18 (7.29%) Ruby
7 17 (6.88%) Perl
8 13 (5.26%) Go
8 13 (5.26%) Java
9 11 (4.45%) C++
10 10 (4.05%) C
10 10 (4.05%) C#
11 8 (3.24%) VB
11 8 (3.24%) VBScript
12 6 (2.43%) JavaScript
13 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 86 (34.82%) CISSP
2 46 (18.62%) CEH
3 42 (17.00%) CISA
4 41 (16.60%) CISM
4 41 (16.60%) GIAC
5 36 (14.57%) SANS
6 32 (12.96%) Degree
7 26 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (7.69%) OSCP
9 15 (6.07%) Security Cleared
9 15 (6.07%) SSCP
10 13 (5.26%) CCNP
10 13 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (5.26%) CSSLP
11 10 (4.05%) GCIH
11 10 (4.05%) OSCE
11 10 (4.05%) SC Cleared
12 8 (3.24%) CCNA
12 8 (3.24%) CREST Certified
13 7 (2.83%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (25.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (18.22%) PCI DSS
3 22 (8.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (5.26%) COBIT
4 13 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (4.86%) GDPR
6 8 (3.24%) SLA
7 4 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (1.62%) PMO
7 4 (1.62%) WCAG
8 1 (0.40%) FINRA
8 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 26 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.69%) Docker
3 17 (6.88%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.48%) Snort
5 9 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.02%) KVM
6 5 (2.02%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.21%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.81%) Firmware
8 2 (0.81%) Squid
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (22.27%) Nmap
2 40 (16.19%) QRadar
3 34 (13.77%) Nexpose
4 29 (11.74%) OpenVAS
5 25 (10.12%) McAfee ePO
6 20 (8.10%) Puppet
7 14 (5.67%) Core Impact
7 14 (5.67%) SCOM
8 11 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (4.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 9 (3.64%) EnCase
10 9 (3.64%) SCCM
10 9 (3.64%) Suricata
11 8 (3.24%) Cisco CUCM
11 8 (3.24%) Kubernetes
11 8 (3.24%) Nagios
11 8 (3.24%) Terraform
12 6 (2.43%) FTK
12 6 (2.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 6 (2.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (49.80%) Qualys
2 90 (36.44%) Splunk
3 66 (26.72%) Cisco
4 52 (21.05%) McAfee
5 43 (17.41%) ArcSight
6 40 (16.19%) CyberArk
6 40 (16.19%) LogRhythm
7 35 (14.17%) Microsoft
8 33 (13.36%) Palo Alto
9 31 (12.55%) Rapid7
10 27 (10.93%) AlienVault
11 25 (10.12%) CheckPoint
12 21 (8.50%) SolarWinds
13 20 (8.10%) VMware
14 19 (7.69%) Aveksa
14 19 (7.69%) NetWitness
15 18 (7.29%) Bomgar
16 16 (6.48%) Juniper
17 15 (6.07%) Tripwire
18 14 (5.67%) Fortinet