Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 826 972 891
Rank change year-on-year +146 -81 +140
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 288 244 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.68% 1.48% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 206 181 230
UK median annual salary £52,317 £50,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.60% -15.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,158 £38,250 £37,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £73,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% -18.18% +10.00%

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 17,185 16,443 15,450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.42% 9.33% 8.80%
Number of salaries quoted 13,440 13,240 12,494
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,568 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.07% +3.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +4.65%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 +134 270 £52,133 +3.23% 38
UK excluding London +125 140 £45,500 +1.11% 25
London +52 127 £60,000 +9.09% 15
North of England +71 56 £52,133 +15.85% 8
South East +65 49 £50,000 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +46 38 £52,133 +15.85% 4
North West +47 17 £52,133 -13.11% 4
South West +13 16 £41,500 -11.70% 7
East of England +61 9 £35,000 - 3
Midlands +40 7 £39,000 -25.71% 4
West Midlands +34 4 £39,000 -25.71% 2
East Midlands - 3 £51,250 - 2
Wales +9 2 £46,250 -
Scotland +13 1 £60,000 +26.32% 2
North East - 1 £36,823 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 155 (53.82%) Cybersecurity
2 139 (48.26%) SIEM
3 124 (43.06%) Information Security
4 112 (38.89%) Windows
5 110 (38.19%) Splunk
6 106 (36.81%) Qualys
7 102 (35.42%) Firewall
8 99 (34.38%) Cisco
9 97 (33.68%) Penetration Testing
10 90 (31.25%) CISSP
11 89 (30.90%) Vulnerability Management
12 82 (28.47%) Linux
13 81 (28.13%) Finance
14 75 (26.04%) OWASP
15 73 (25.35%) McAfee
16 68 (23.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 68 (23.61%) Palo Alto
17 65 (22.57%) LogRhythm
18 61 (21.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 60 (20.83%) Nmap
19 60 (20.83%) CISM
20 59 (20.49%) GIAC
21 58 (20.14%) CEH
22 57 (19.79%) Metasploit
23 54 (18.75%) Python
24 53 (18.40%) CheckPoint
25 52 (18.06%) Security Operations
26 50 (17.36%) Symantec
26 50 (17.36%) CISA
27 47 (16.32%) SANS

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 33 (11.46%) Confluence
2 13 (4.51%) IIS
3 8 (2.78%) Apache
4 4 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (4.86%) MS Visio
2 12 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.85%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (9.03%) Office 365
4 21 (7.29%) Slack
5 11 (3.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (2.43%) Mimecast
6 7 (2.43%) SaaS
7 2 (0.69%) OpenDNS
8 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (35.42%) Firewall
2 44 (15.28%) BGP
3 42 (14.58%) TCP/IP
4 41 (14.24%) IPsec
5 39 (13.54%) Network Security
6 30 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 30 (10.42%) EIGRP
7 29 (10.07%) Wireshark
8 28 (9.72%) Cisco ASA
9 25 (8.68%) WAN
10 24 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
11 23 (7.99%) LAN
11 23 (7.99%) Sourcefire
12 20 (6.94%) DNS
13 19 (6.60%) Cisco IOS
13 19 (6.60%) OSPF
14 18 (6.25%) MPLS
14 18 (6.25%) VoIP
15 16 (5.56%) DHCP
16 15 (5.21%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.39%) MySQL
4 3 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 57 (19.79%) Metasploit
2 46 (15.97%) Burp Suite
3 44 (15.28%) JIRA
4 27 (9.38%) Jenkins
5 21 (7.29%) Git (software)
5 21 (7.29%) HP UFT
5 21 (7.29%) JMeter
5 21 (7.29%) LoadRunner
6 13 (4.51%) AppScan
7 4 (1.39%) MSI
8 2 (0.69%) Paros
8 2 (0.69%) WebScarab
9 1 (0.35%) Ant
9 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.35%) eggPlant
9 1 (0.35%) GDB
9 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.35%) WinDbg
General
1 81 (28.13%) Finance
2 39 (13.54%) Banking
3 33 (11.46%) Retail
4 16 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.86%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.43%) Marketing
7 5 (1.74%) Law
7 5 (1.74%) Military
8 3 (1.04%) Electronics
8 3 (1.04%) Local Government
8 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 97 (33.68%) Security Engineer
2 63 (21.88%) Analyst
3 42 (14.58%) Security Analyst
4 25 (8.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 25 (8.68%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 25 (8.68%) Head of Finance
4 25 (8.68%) Head of Information
4 25 (8.68%) Head of Information Security
4 25 (8.68%) Head of Security
5 22 (7.64%) Network Engineer
5 22 (7.64%) Operations Engineer
6 21 (7.29%) Test Engineer
7 19 (6.60%) Consultant
8 14 (4.86%) Senior Test Engineer
8 14 (4.86%) SIEM Engineer
9 13 (4.51%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 12 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
10 12 (4.17%) Security Consultant
10 12 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (3.82%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.11%) SailPoint
2 15 (5.21%) .NET
2 15 (5.21%) Web Services
3 5 (1.74%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.74%) Regular Expression
3 5 (1.74%) REST
4 4 (1.39%) LAMP
4 4 (1.39%) LDAP
4 4 (1.39%) Middleware
5 2 (0.69%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.69%) OAuth
5 2 (0.69%) OpenID
5 2 (0.69%) SAML
6 1 (0.35%) CGI
6 1 (0.35%) Express
6 1 (0.35%) HTML
6 1 (0.35%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.35%) Sass
6 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 26 (9.03%) Data Centre
3 21 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (6.94%) PKI
5 13 (4.51%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.43%) Analytical Mindset
6 7 (2.43%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.43%) Virtual Team
7 6 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (2.08%) iPad
7 6 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.39%) BYOD
9 4 (1.39%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.39%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.39%) Fintech
10 3 (1.04%) NHS
11 2 (0.69%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 112 (38.89%) Windows
2 82 (28.47%) Linux
3 38 (13.19%) Unix
4 35 (12.15%) Kali Linux
5 32 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 10 (3.47%) Windows 10
6 10 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.43%) Android
8 6 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.04%) VMS
11 2 (0.69%) CentOS
12 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (53.82%) Cybersecurity
2 139 (48.26%) SIEM
3 124 (43.06%) Information Security
4 97 (33.68%) Penetration Testing
5 89 (30.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 75 (26.04%) OWASP
7 68 (23.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 52 (18.06%) Security Operations
9 47 (16.32%) Patch Management
10 44 (15.28%) Identity Access Management
11 36 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 33 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (10.76%) Line Management
13 31 (10.76%) Open Source
14 29 (10.07%) DevOps
15 28 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (9.72%) Mentoring
16 27 (9.38%) ITIL
16 27 (9.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (18.75%) Python
2 45 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 39 (13.54%) SQL
4 23 (7.99%) Bash Shell
5 19 (6.60%) C++
6 16 (5.56%) C
7 13 (4.51%) Perl
7 13 (4.51%) VB
8 12 (4.17%) Java
9 11 (3.82%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.47%) C#
10 10 (3.47%) PHP
11 9 (3.13%) Ruby
12 8 (2.78%) VBScript
13 6 (2.08%) Go
14 5 (1.74%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 90 (31.25%) CISSP
2 60 (20.83%) CISM
3 59 (20.49%) GIAC
4 58 (20.14%) CEH
5 50 (17.36%) CISA
6 47 (16.32%) SANS
7 46 (15.97%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (14.24%) Degree
9 36 (12.50%) CCNP
10 31 (10.76%) CCNA
11 25 (8.68%) CCIE
11 25 (8.68%) GISF
11 25 (8.68%) Security Cleared
12 20 (6.94%) OSCP
13 16 (5.56%) SC Cleared
14 14 (4.86%) CREST Certified
15 12 (4.17%) DV Cleared
15 12 (4.17%) OSCE
16 10 (3.47%) GPEN
16 10 (3.47%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (21.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (13.89%) PCI DSS
3 21 (7.29%) WCAG
4 18 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (6.25%) GDPR
5 4 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (1.39%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.04%) PMO
6 3 (1.04%) SLA
7 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.35%) QA
7 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.33%) Snort
3 19 (6.60%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.21%) Docker
5 10 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.74%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.39%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.39%) KVM
8 2 (0.69%) Squid
9 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (20.83%) Nmap
2 40 (13.89%) McAfee ePO
3 35 (12.15%) QRadar
3 35 (12.15%) SCCM
4 23 (7.99%) Nexpose
5 21 (7.29%) Puppet
6 15 (5.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 15 (5.21%) OpenVAS
7 14 (4.86%) Nagios
8 13 (4.51%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
10 11 (3.82%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 11 (3.82%) CSIRT
11 10 (3.47%) EnCase
11 10 (3.47%) HP Fortify
11 10 (3.47%) Suricata
12 9 (3.13%) FTK
12 9 (3.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 8 (2.78%) Kubernetes
13 8 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 110 (38.19%) Splunk
2 106 (36.81%) Qualys
3 99 (34.38%) Cisco
4 73 (25.35%) McAfee
5 68 (23.61%) Palo Alto
6 65 (22.57%) LogRhythm
7 53 (18.40%) CheckPoint
8 50 (17.36%) Symantec
9 44 (15.28%) ArcSight
10 38 (13.19%) FireEye
10 38 (13.19%) Microsoft
11 37 (12.85%) Rapid7
12 35 (12.15%) Juniper
13 33 (11.46%) Blue Coat
14 28 (9.72%) CyberArk
14 28 (9.72%) IBM
15 27 (9.38%) Aveksa
16 23 (7.99%) NetWitness
17 21 (7.29%) Tripwire
18 20 (6.94%) Fortinet