Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 935 862 1010
Rank change year-on-year -73 +148 +175
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 241 334 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.57% 2.21% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 177 264 178
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +25.00%
10th Percentile £37,750 £37,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.55% +29.41% -

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 15,376 15,145 16,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.83% 8.56% 7.83%
Number of salaries quoted 12,543 12,273 13,400
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,700
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.39% +4.15%

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 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Top 13 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 19 January 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 -82 232 £55,000 -8.33% 25
London +58 162 £57,500 -11.54% 13
UK excluding London -137 66 £47,000 -14.55% 13
South East -128 20 £58,000 +0.87% 5
North of England -6 16 £45,000 -5.26% 4
South West +1 14 £47,000 -14.55%
Yorkshire +21 12 £45,000 -25.00%
West Midlands +23 10 £37,500 -34.78% 2
Midlands +16 10 £37,500 -34.78% 2
North West -5 4 £66,250 +55.88% 2
Wales +15 2 - -
East of England +9 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Nessus also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Nessus.

1 163 (67.63%) Information Security
2 138 (57.26%) SIEM
3 127 (52.70%) Linux
4 124 (51.45%) Firewall
5 110 (45.64%) Windows
6 103 (42.74%) CISSP
7 96 (39.83%) Penetration Testing
8 94 (39.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 93 (38.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 91 (37.76%) Vulnerability Management
11 82 (34.02%) Security Operations
12 76 (31.54%) Cybersecurity
12 76 (31.54%) Finance
13 75 (31.12%) Management Information System
14 72 (29.88%) Metasploit
15 70 (29.05%) Network Security
16 69 (28.63%) GIAC
17 68 (28.22%) Qualys
18 66 (27.39%) Microsoft
18 66 (27.39%) TCP/IP
19 63 (26.14%) Unix
20 62 (25.73%) Degree
21 61 (25.31%) Incident Management
22 55 (22.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
22 55 (22.82%) CISA
23 54 (22.41%) CISM
24 53 (21.99%) Palo Alto
25 52 (21.58%) Kali Linux
26 51 (21.16%) Python
27 50 (20.75%) McAfee

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 5 (2.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.66%) Apache
2 4 (1.66%) Confluence
2 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (1.66%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.39%) Office 365
4 11 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.73%) Cloudflare
6 4 (1.66%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.41%) GitHub
8 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.41%) IaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.41%) PaaS
8 1 (0.41%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 124 (51.45%) Firewall
2 70 (29.05%) Network Security
3 66 (27.39%) TCP/IP
4 38 (15.77%) WAN
5 37 (15.35%) Wireless
6 36 (14.94%) DNS
7 34 (14.11%) VPN
8 32 (13.28%) HTTP
9 22 (9.13%) DHCP
10 21 (8.71%) IPsec
11 18 (7.47%) SMTP
11 18 (7.47%) SSH
12 17 (7.05%) VoIP
13 15 (6.22%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (6.22%) SSL
14 14 (5.81%) LAN
15 13 (5.39%) HTTPS
15 13 (5.39%) Wireshark
16 11 (4.56%) VLAN
16 11 (4.56%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.66%) MySQL
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.41%) Ingres
2 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 72 (29.88%) Metasploit
2 42 (17.43%) Burp Suite
3 7 (2.90%) AppScan
4 5 (2.07%) Paros
5 4 (1.66%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.66%) IDA Disassembler
5 4 (1.66%) JIRA
5 4 (1.66%) TeamCity
5 4 (1.66%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.24%) WebScarab
7 2 (0.83%) SonarQube
General
1 76 (31.54%) Finance
2 43 (17.84%) Banking
3 15 (6.22%) Legal
4 8 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.07%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.66%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.83%) Games
7 2 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 107 (44.40%) Analyst
2 105 (43.57%) Security Analyst
3 36 (14.94%) Information Analyst
3 36 (14.94%) Information Security Analyst
4 32 (13.28%) Consultant
5 26 (10.79%) Security Consultant
6 23 (9.54%) Penetration Tester
6 23 (9.54%) Tester
7 22 (9.13%) Senior Analyst
7 22 (9.13%) Senior Security Analyst
7 22 (9.13%) SOC Analyst
8 20 (8.30%) Security Manager
9 18 (7.47%) Security Engineer
10 17 (7.05%) Operations Analyst
10 17 (7.05%) Security Operations Analyst
11 14 (5.81%) Network Security Analyst
11 14 (5.81%) SIEM Analyst
12 13 (5.39%) Network Analyst
13 12 (4.98%) Security Officer
13 12 (4.98%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.22%) SailPoint
2 4 (1.66%) .NET
3 3 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.24%) HTML
3 3 (1.24%) LDAP
3 3 (1.24%) Middleware
4 2 (0.83%) CGI
4 2 (0.83%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.83%) RESTful
4 2 (0.83%) Web Services
4 2 (0.83%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.41%) LAMP
5 1 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 75 (31.12%) Management Information System
2 49 (20.33%) Computer Science
3 21 (8.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (7.88%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (6.64%) Fintech
6 14 (5.81%) Data Protection Act
7 12 (4.98%) PKI
8 8 (3.32%) Mobile App
8 8 (3.32%) Security Operations Centre
9 7 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.66%) Clustering
11 4 (1.66%) iPad
12 3 (1.24%) BYOD
12 3 (1.24%) Cyberattack
13 2 (0.83%) Cloud Native
14 1 (0.41%) Cyber Defence
14 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 127 (52.70%) Linux
2 110 (45.64%) Windows
3 63 (26.14%) Unix
4 52 (21.58%) Kali Linux
5 16 (6.64%) Windows Server
6 10 (4.15%) CentOS
6 10 (4.15%) Ubuntu
7 7 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.49%) Debian
9 4 (1.66%) VxWorks
9 4 (1.66%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.66%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.83%) Android
10 2 (0.83%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.83%) KNOPPIX
11 1 (0.41%) Solaris
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (67.63%) Information Security
2 138 (57.26%) SIEM
3 96 (39.83%) Penetration Testing
4 94 (39.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 93 (38.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 91 (37.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 82 (34.02%) Security Operations
8 76 (31.54%) Cybersecurity
9 61 (25.31%) Incident Management
10 39 (16.18%) Security Monitoring
11 33 (13.69%) OWASP
11 33 (13.69%) Social Engineering
12 32 (13.28%) Information Assurance
13 23 (9.54%) Threat Analysis
14 20 (8.30%) Patch Management
14 20 (8.30%) Privileged Access Management
15 18 (7.47%) Change Control
15 18 (7.47%) DDoS Mitigation
15 18 (7.47%) Risk Management
16 17 (7.05%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 51 (21.16%) Python
2 37 (15.35%) C
3 34 (14.11%) PowerShell
4 24 (9.96%) Java
5 23 (9.54%) Bash Shell
6 18 (7.47%) Perl
7 17 (7.05%) Ruby
8 16 (6.64%) C++
9 14 (5.81%) C#
10 8 (3.32%) SQL
11 7 (2.90%) PHP
12 4 (1.66%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.66%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.83%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.83%) Korn
Qualifications
1 103 (42.74%) CISSP
2 69 (28.63%) GIAC
3 62 (25.73%) Degree
4 55 (22.82%) CISA
5 54 (22.41%) CISM
6 44 (18.26%) CREST Certified
7 34 (14.11%) GCIH
8 32 (13.28%) GCIA
9 30 (12.45%) OSCP
10 29 (12.03%) Security Cleared
11 28 (11.62%) CEH
12 23 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (9.13%) SANS
14 21 (8.71%) CCNA
15 18 (7.47%) GSEC
16 16 (6.64%) GISF
16 16 (6.64%) SC Cleared
17 13 (5.39%) SSCP
18 12 (4.98%) CCSP
19 10 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (22.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (18.26%) PCI DSS
3 21 (8.71%) GDPR
4 18 (7.47%) COBIT
5 8 (3.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.24%) GPG13
7 3 (1.24%) SLA
8 2 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.83%) QA
8 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.41%) IASME
System Software
1 38 (15.77%) Virtual Machines
2 34 (14.11%) Active Directory
3 21 (8.71%) Snort
4 17 (7.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (4.56%) Docker
6 10 (4.15%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.49%) pfSense
7 6 (2.49%) vSphere
8 5 (2.07%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.83%) KVM
9 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.41%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (20.75%) QRadar
2 45 (18.67%) Nmap
3 36 (14.94%) SCCM
4 34 (14.11%) CSIRT
5 30 (12.45%) McAfee ePO
6 29 (12.03%) OpenVAS
7 26 (10.79%) Core Impact
8 14 (5.81%) WSUS
9 13 (5.39%) Puppet
10 11 (4.56%) Nexpose
11 9 (3.73%) PowerBroker
11 9 (3.73%) RSA Security Analytics
12 7 (2.90%) FortiGate
12 7 (2.90%) Nagios
13 6 (2.49%) OSSEC
13 6 (2.49%) SCOM
14 4 (1.66%) Ansible
14 4 (1.66%) Backup Exec
14 4 (1.66%) NetBackup
14 4 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 68 (28.22%) Qualys
2 66 (27.39%) Microsoft
3 53 (21.99%) Palo Alto
4 50 (20.75%) McAfee
5 47 (19.50%) Splunk
6 46 (19.09%) Cisco
7 35 (14.52%) Oracle
8 34 (14.11%) BeyondTrust
9 29 (12.03%) CyberArk
10 23 (9.54%) Juniper
11 21 (8.71%) AlienVault
11 21 (8.71%) LogRhythm
12 20 (8.30%) Sourcefire
13 19 (7.88%) CheckPoint
13 19 (7.88%) VMware
14 18 (7.47%) Acunetix
14 18 (7.47%) Symantec
15 15 (6.22%) Aveksa
16 14 (5.81%) Citrix
16 14 (5.81%) SolarWinds