Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 920 936 1004
Rank change year-on-year +16 +68 +200
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 267 226 303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.53% 1.52% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 212 185 229
UK median annual salary £50,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.83% +9.09% +14.58%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,658 £33,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £51,525
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.81% +8.47%

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 17,436 14,909 17,350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.86% 8.77% 8.48%
Number of salaries quoted 13,846 12,073 14,037
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,750 £30,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +20 257 £50,500 -15.83% 38
London -22 140 £57,500 -11.54% 6
UK excluding London -4 119 £50,000 +5.26% 34
North of England +26 42 £45,000 +12.15% 6
South East +4 42 £55,000 -8.33% 9
Yorkshire +24 23 £45,000 -2.70% 5
North West -5 18 £60,000 +59.47% 1
South West 0 12 £47,000 -14.55% 10
East of England -15 12 £51,250 +28.13% 2
West Midlands -4 6 £52,500 +23.53% 4
Midlands -11 6 £52,500 +23.53% 5
Wales - 4 - - 2
Scotland -40 1 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £31,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 137 (51.31%) Vulnerability Management
2 130 (48.69%) Information Security
3 125 (46.82%) Firewall
4 118 (44.19%) Qualys
5 116 (43.45%) Linux
6 112 (41.95%) SIEM
7 101 (37.83%) Windows
8 95 (35.58%) Cybersecurity
9 92 (34.46%) CISSP
10 80 (29.96%) Finance
11 78 (29.21%) TCP/IP
11 78 (29.21%) Security Operations
12 77 (28.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 77 (28.84%) PCI DSS
13 76 (28.46%) Penetration Testing
14 73 (27.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 68 (25.47%) Management Information System
16 67 (25.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 67 (25.09%) Network Security
17 56 (20.97%) McAfee
18 55 (20.60%) Microsoft
19 54 (20.22%) Cisco
20 51 (19.10%) VPN
20 51 (19.10%) Degree
20 51 (19.10%) GIAC
21 50 (18.73%) Analytical Skills
22 49 (18.35%) DNS
23 48 (17.98%) CISA
23 48 (17.98%) CEH
24 47 (17.60%) Wireless

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 (3.00%) Apache
2 6 (2.25%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.87%) Confluence
4 4 (1.50%) IIS
4 4 (1.50%) JBoss
5 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.75%) nginx
6 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (2.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 45 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.87%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (7.87%) Office 365
3 18 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.25%) SaaS
5 4 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.50%) IaaS
6 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (46.82%) Firewall
2 78 (29.21%) TCP/IP
3 67 (25.09%) Network Security
4 51 (19.10%) VPN
5 49 (18.35%) DNS
6 47 (17.60%) Wireless
7 46 (17.23%) WAN
8 45 (16.85%) HTTP
9 34 (12.73%) IPsec
10 33 (12.36%) VoIP
11 31 (11.61%) HTTPS
12 28 (10.49%) DHCP
13 23 (8.61%) VLAN
14 20 (7.49%) SSL
15 19 (7.12%) DWDM
15 19 (7.12%) VPLS
15 19 (7.12%) Wireless Security
16 15 (5.62%) Intrusion Detection
16 15 (5.62%) LAN
16 15 (5.62%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.50%) MySQL
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (14.61%) Metasploit
2 24 (8.99%) Burp Suite
3 6 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.25%) sqlmap
4 5 (1.87%) AppScan
4 5 (1.87%) JIRA
5 4 (1.50%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.12%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.75%) IDA Disassembler
7 2 (0.75%) Subversion
7 2 (0.75%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.75%) WebScarab
8 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 80 (29.96%) Finance
2 13 (4.87%) Banking
3 7 (2.62%) Legal
4 5 (1.87%) Games
5 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.37%) Electronics
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.37%) Marketing
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 111 (41.57%) Analyst
2 105 (39.33%) Security Analyst
3 44 (16.48%) Information Analyst
3 44 (16.48%) Information Security Analyst
4 36 (13.48%) Security Engineer
4 36 (13.48%) Security Specialist
5 26 (9.74%) Consultant
6 25 (9.36%) Security Consultant
7 24 (8.99%) SOC Analyst
8 22 (8.24%) Senior Analyst
8 22 (8.24%) Senior Security Analyst
9 20 (7.49%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
9 20 (7.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 19 (7.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (6.37%) Network Security Analyst
12 16 (5.99%) Network Analyst
13 15 (5.62%) Network Security Specialist
13 15 (5.62%) Network Specialist
13 15 (5.62%) Senior Information Analyst
13 15 (5.62%) Senior Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.12%) LDAP
2 11 (4.12%) SailPoint
3 6 (2.25%) Middleware
4 4 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.50%) RESTful
5 3 (1.12%) .NET
5 3 (1.12%) Web Services
6 2 (0.75%) HTML
6 2 (0.75%) J2EE
6 2 (0.75%) OAuth
7 1 (0.37%) Ajax
7 1 (0.37%) Django
7 1 (0.37%) JSON
7 1 (0.37%) REST
7 1 (0.37%) SOAP
7 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (25.47%) Management Information System
2 50 (18.73%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (14.98%) Computer Science
3 40 (14.98%) Fintech
4 37 (13.86%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (7.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 16 (5.99%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (4.12%) PKI
9 10 (3.75%) Clustering
9 10 (3.75%) Mobile App
9 10 (3.75%) Security Operations Centre
10 7 (2.62%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.62%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (2.25%) Cyberattack
12 4 (1.50%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.75%) Replication
13 2 (0.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 116 (43.45%) Linux
2 101 (37.83%) Windows
3 43 (16.10%) Kali Linux
4 39 (14.61%) Unix
5 20 (7.49%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.00%) CentOS
7 8 (3.00%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.25%) Debian
9 3 (1.12%) Android
9 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.75%) VMS
10 2 (0.75%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (51.31%) Vulnerability Management
2 130 (48.69%) Information Security
3 112 (41.95%) SIEM
4 95 (35.58%) Cybersecurity
5 78 (29.21%) Security Operations
6 77 (28.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 76 (28.46%) Penetration Testing
8 73 (27.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 47 (17.60%) Patch Management
10 41 (15.36%) Incident Management
10 41 (15.36%) Security Monitoring
11 33 (12.36%) Configuration Management
11 33 (12.36%) Information Assurance
12 32 (11.99%) Threat Intelligence
13 28 (10.49%) ITIL
13 28 (10.49%) OWASP
14 27 (10.11%) Creative Thinking
14 27 (10.11%) Strategic Thinking
15 26 (9.74%) Social Engineering
16 22 (8.24%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.11%) Python
2 34 (12.73%) Bash Shell
3 31 (11.61%) PowerShell
4 30 (11.24%) C
5 18 (6.74%) Java
6 14 (5.24%) C#
7 13 (4.87%) Perl
8 11 (4.12%) C++
8 11 (4.12%) PHP
9 9 (3.37%) Ruby
10 8 (3.00%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.87%) SQL
12 2 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 92 (34.46%) CISSP
2 51 (19.10%) Degree
2 51 (19.10%) GIAC
3 48 (17.98%) CEH
3 48 (17.98%) CISA
4 40 (14.98%) CISM
5 34 (12.73%) GCIH
6 33 (12.36%) SANS
7 31 (11.61%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (11.24%) CREST Certified
9 28 (10.49%) GCIA
10 24 (8.99%) OSCP
11 21 (7.87%) CCNA
12 20 (7.49%) Security Cleared
13 16 (5.99%) CCNP
14 14 (5.24%) SSCP
15 12 (4.49%) RHCSA
16 11 (4.12%) CCSP
17 10 (3.75%) SC Cleared
18 6 (2.25%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (28.84%) PCI DSS
2 67 (25.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (9.36%) COBIT
4 19 (7.12%) GDPR
5 13 (4.87%) SLA
6 12 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (1.12%) GPG13
8 3 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.75%) QA
10 1 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.37%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.37%) ISO 31000
10 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 32 (11.99%) Virtual Machines
2 29 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.49%) Active Directory
4 15 (5.62%) Docker
5 13 (4.87%) Snort
6 8 (3.00%) vSphere
7 6 (2.25%) Firmware
7 6 (2.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.25%) pfSense
8 2 (0.75%) Ceph
8 2 (0.75%) Varnish
8 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 46 (17.23%) QRadar
2 36 (13.48%) Nmap
3 30 (11.24%) CSIRT
4 25 (9.36%) OpenVAS
5 20 (7.49%) Core Impact
6 16 (5.99%) Puppet
7 12 (4.49%) Failover Clustering
8 11 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (4.12%) Nexpose
9 10 (3.75%) SCCM
10 8 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
10 8 (3.00%) Cisco UCCX
11 7 (2.62%) FortiGate
11 7 (2.62%) Nagios
11 7 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (2.62%) WSUS
12 6 (2.25%) Ansible
12 6 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (2.25%) OSSEC
12 6 (2.25%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 118 (44.19%) Qualys
2 56 (20.97%) McAfee
3 55 (20.60%) Microsoft
4 54 (20.22%) Cisco
5 34 (12.73%) Splunk
6 32 (11.99%) CheckPoint
6 32 (11.99%) VMware
7 30 (11.24%) BeyondTrust
7 30 (11.24%) Juniper
7 30 (11.24%) Oracle
8 27 (10.11%) Foundstone
9 25 (9.36%) Palo Alto
10 20 (7.49%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (7.12%) LogRhythm
12 18 (6.74%) AlienVault
12 18 (6.74%) CyberArk
13 16 (5.99%) ArcSight
14 14 (5.24%) SolarWinds
15 13 (4.87%) Acunetix
16 12 (4.49%) Ivanti