Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 917 935 882
Rank change year-on-year +18 -53 +250
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 251 271 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.41% 1.70% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 218 234 324
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +24.32%
10th Percentile £39,450 £36,250 £34,200
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -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 17,841 15,941 17,895
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.29% 8.92% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 14,115 12,853 14,503
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,138 £30,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +6 240 £60,000 +9.09% 18
UK excluding London +54 152 £55,000 +15.79% 12
London -68 91 £70,000 +7.69% 6
South East +31 62 £55,000 +25.71% 2
North of England +37 47 £56,000 +48.36% 5
Yorkshire +41 25 £50,000 +5.26% 3
East of England +25 23 £52,500 +31.25% 2
North West +11 21 £60,000 +60.00% 2
South West -7 8 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Wales - 7 £60,000 -
West Midlands +20 4 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Midlands -2 4 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Scotland -16 1 £47,500 -
North East - 1 £31,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 144 (57.37%) Qualys
2 123 (49.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 103 (41.04%) Information Security
4 102 (40.64%) CISSP
5 91 (36.25%) Cybersecurity
6 87 (34.66%) Linux
7 80 (31.87%) Finance
8 75 (29.88%) PCI DSS
9 72 (28.69%) Firewall
10 69 (27.49%) Penetration Testing
11 65 (25.90%) Analytical Skills
12 63 (25.10%) Splunk
13 60 (23.90%) McAfee
14 59 (23.51%) SIEM
15 58 (23.11%) CEH
16 57 (22.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 55 (21.91%) CISA
18 54 (21.51%) CISM
18 54 (21.51%) TCP/IP
19 53 (21.12%) Security Monitoring
20 52 (20.72%) Windows
21 50 (19.92%) Nmap
22 47 (18.73%) Cisco
22 47 (18.73%) Patch Management
23 44 (17.53%) ITIL
23 44 (17.53%) Degree
24 43 (17.13%) Security Operations
25 42 (16.73%) GIAC
26 40 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
27 38 (15.14%) Metasploit

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 12 (4.78%) Apache
2 8 (3.19%) Confluence
3 6 (2.39%) IIS
3 6 (2.39%) nginx
3 6 (2.39%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.59%) JBoss
5 3 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.20%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
1 11 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 11 (4.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 40 (15.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.77%) SaaS
3 14 (5.58%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (5.58%) Office 365
4 11 (4.38%) IaaS
5 9 (3.59%) PaaS
6 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 72 (28.69%) Firewall
2 54 (21.51%) TCP/IP
3 38 (15.14%) VPN
4 37 (14.74%) Network Security
5 35 (13.94%) DNS
5 35 (13.94%) WAN
6 31 (12.35%) Wireless
7 29 (11.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 28 (11.16%) VoIP
9 27 (10.76%) IPsec
10 24 (9.56%) HTTP
11 22 (8.76%) HTTPS
12 20 (7.97%) DHCP
13 18 (7.17%) LAN
13 18 (7.17%) VLAN
14 16 (6.37%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (6.37%) SSL
15 13 (5.18%) DWDM
15 13 (5.18%) VPLS
15 13 (5.18%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.59%) NoSQL
1 4 (1.59%) Redis
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (15.14%) Metasploit
2 12 (4.78%) Burp Suite
3 9 (3.59%) AppScan
4 8 (3.19%) JIRA
5 7 (2.79%) sqlmap
6 6 (2.39%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.59%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.80%) Paros
8 2 (0.80%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.80%) Subversion
8 2 (0.80%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.80%) WebScarab
9 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 80 (31.87%) Finance
2 9 (3.59%) Banking
3 7 (2.79%) Legal
4 5 (1.99%) Welsh Language
5 4 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (32.27%) Analyst
2 71 (28.29%) Security Analyst
3 54 (21.51%) Security Engineer
4 36 (14.34%) Information Analyst
4 36 (14.34%) Information Security Analyst
5 30 (11.95%) Security Specialist
6 24 (9.56%) Consultant
7 20 (7.97%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
7 20 (7.97%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 18 (7.17%) Network Engineer
8 18 (7.17%) Security Consultant
8 18 (7.17%) Senior Analyst
8 18 (7.17%) Senior Security Analyst
9 17 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 17 (6.77%) Senior Information Analyst
9 17 (6.77%) Senior Information Security Analyst
10 16 (6.37%) Network Security Engineer
11 13 (5.18%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (4.78%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 12 (4.78%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.16%) SailPoint
2 16 (6.37%) LDAP
3 4 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.20%) Middleware
4 3 (1.20%) Web Services
5 2 (0.80%) .NET
5 2 (0.80%) HTML
5 2 (0.80%) J2EE
5 2 (0.80%) OAuth
5 2 (0.80%) RESTful
6 1 (0.40%) Ajax
6 1 (0.40%) Django
6 1 (0.40%) JSON
6 1 (0.40%) REST
6 1 (0.40%) SOAP
6 1 (0.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (25.90%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (12.75%) Fintech
2 32 (12.75%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.57%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (5.58%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 13 (5.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 9 (3.59%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.79%) Clustering
7 7 (2.79%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.99%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.99%) PKI
10 4 (1.59%) Cyberattack
11 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.80%) Cloud Native
12 2 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 87 (34.66%) Linux
2 52 (20.72%) Windows
3 34 (13.55%) Kali Linux
4 16 (6.37%) Unix
5 14 (5.58%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.59%) Android
7 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.59%) VMS
8 3 (1.20%) CentOS
8 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.40%) Debian
10 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (49.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 103 (41.04%) Information Security
3 91 (36.25%) Cybersecurity
4 69 (27.49%) Penetration Testing
5 59 (23.51%) SIEM
6 53 (21.12%) Security Monitoring
7 47 (18.73%) Patch Management
8 44 (17.53%) ITIL
9 43 (17.13%) Security Operations
10 38 (15.14%) Configuration Management
11 37 (14.74%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 32 (12.75%) Creative Thinking
13 31 (12.35%) Privileged Access Management
14 29 (11.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 28 (11.16%) Security Management
15 28 (11.16%) Threat Intelligence
16 27 (10.76%) Strategic Thinking
17 25 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (9.96%) Continuous Improvement
17 25 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.55%) Python
2 26 (10.36%) Bash Shell
3 21 (8.37%) PowerShell
4 19 (7.57%) Perl
5 17 (6.77%) PHP
6 15 (5.98%) Ruby
7 14 (5.58%) Java
8 10 (3.98%) C#
9 9 (3.59%) Go
10 8 (3.19%) SQL
11 6 (2.39%) C
11 6 (2.39%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 102 (40.64%) CISSP
2 58 (23.11%) CEH
3 55 (21.91%) CISA
4 54 (21.51%) CISM
5 44 (17.53%) Degree
6 42 (16.73%) GIAC
7 35 (13.94%) SANS
8 25 (9.96%) OSCP
9 22 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (7.17%) CCNP
11 14 (5.58%) CREST Certified
11 14 (5.58%) GCIH
11 14 (5.58%) SSCP
12 11 (4.38%) CCDP
13 10 (3.98%) CompTIA Security+
13 10 (3.98%) OSCE
14 9 (3.59%) CSSLP
15 6 (2.39%) CCNA
15 6 (2.39%) GCIA
15 6 (2.39%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (29.88%) PCI DSS
2 57 (22.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (10.76%) COBIT
4 26 (10.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 15 (5.98%) SLA
6 7 (2.79%) GDPR
7 3 (1.20%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.80%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.80%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.80%) ISO 31000
8 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.40%) FINRA
System Software
1 20 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.18%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.38%) Docker
3 11 (4.38%) Firmware
4 6 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.20%) Snort
6 2 (0.80%) Ceph
6 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.80%) Varnish
6 2 (0.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.40%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 50 (19.92%) Nmap
2 35 (13.94%) QRadar
3 32 (12.75%) Nexpose
4 27 (10.76%) OpenVAS
5 23 (9.16%) Core Impact
6 21 (8.37%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (5.58%) Puppet
8 13 (5.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 12 (4.78%) Cisco UCCX
9 12 (4.78%) TrustSec
10 10 (3.98%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (3.59%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (2.39%) Ansible
12 6 (2.39%) CSIRT
12 6 (2.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (2.39%) WSUS
13 5 (1.99%) HP Fortify
13 5 (1.99%) Nagios
14 4 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
14 4 (1.59%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 144 (57.37%) Qualys
2 63 (25.10%) Splunk
3 60 (23.90%) McAfee
4 47 (18.73%) Cisco
5 33 (13.15%) ArcSight
6 32 (12.75%) CyberArk
7 28 (11.16%) Aveksa
7 28 (11.16%) Microsoft
8 27 (10.76%) AlienVault
8 27 (10.76%) Foundstone
8 27 (10.76%) LogRhythm
9 26 (10.36%) SolarWinds
10 23 (9.16%) Bomgar
11 22 (8.76%) VMware
12 18 (7.17%) CheckPoint
12 18 (7.17%) Juniper
12 18 (7.17%) Netsparker
13 14 (5.58%) Rapid7
13 14 (5.58%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (3.98%) NetWitness