Period
to 8 July 2020

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 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 720 879 955
Rank change year-on-year +159 +76 -4
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 118 236 259
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.05% 1.26% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 108 191 246
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £31,250 £40,000 £38,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £105,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +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 11,231 18,784 18,188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.24% 12.70% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 8,947 14,368 14,371
Median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Nessus
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Nessus as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Nessus.

Salary trend for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Nessus over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

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 8 July 2020. 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 +150 108 £62,000 +3.33% 9
London +131 58 £80,000 +14.29% 2
UK excluding London +192 56 £50,000 - 7
South East +130 18 £42,500 -15.00%
North of England +124 15 £54,000 +21.83% 2
Midlands +115 9 £55,000 +18.92% 3
West Midlands +98 9 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Yorkshire +85 6 £54,000 +11.59% 1
Scotland - 6 £62,500 -
Work from Home +48 5 £58,000 -40.51%
North East +27 5 £50,000 +36.38%
North West +106 4 £62,000 +30.53% 1
South West +84 4 £37,500 -9.64% 1
Wales +21 4 £38,000 -17.84%

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, 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 74 (62.71%) Information Security
2 65 (55.08%) Linux
3 51 (43.22%) Splunk
4 50 (42.37%) CISSP
5 48 (40.68%) Python
5 48 (40.68%) Qualys
6 46 (38.98%) Cybersecurity
7 44 (37.29%) CISM
8 42 (35.59%) Finance
8 42 (35.59%) SIEM
9 40 (33.90%) CISA
10 37 (31.36%) Bash Shell
11 36 (30.51%) SQL
11 36 (30.51%) Windows
11 36 (30.51%) Security Operations
12 35 (29.66%) Perl
13 34 (28.81%) Sun
13 34 (28.81%) Asset Management
13 34 (28.81%) ArcSight
13 34 (28.81%) SailPoint
13 34 (28.81%) Aveksa
13 34 (28.81%) CyberArk
14 33 (27.97%) AWS
15 30 (25.42%) Vulnerability Management
15 30 (25.42%) Management Information System
16 26 (22.03%) Firewall
17 25 (21.19%) Penetration Testing
17 25 (21.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
19 21 (17.80%) Security Cleared

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 6 (5.08%) IIS
2 4 (3.39%) Confluence
2 4 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.54%) JBoss
3 3 (2.54%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.97%) AWS
2 17 (14.41%) Azure
3 16 (13.56%) Office 365
4 9 (7.63%) IaaS
5 7 (5.93%) GCP
5 7 (5.93%) PaaS
5 7 (5.93%) SaaS
6 3 (2.54%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.85%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.03%) Firewall
2 16 (13.56%) TCP/IP
3 13 (11.02%) Network Security
3 13 (11.02%) VPN
4 11 (9.32%) Wireshark
5 9 (7.63%) DNS
6 8 (6.78%) HTTP
7 5 (4.24%) DHCP
7 5 (4.24%) Internet
7 5 (4.24%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (4.24%) SMTP
8 4 (3.39%) SNMP
8 4 (3.39%) SSH
8 4 (3.39%) SSL
9 3 (2.54%) LAN
9 3 (2.54%) WAN
10 2 (1.69%) 802.11
10 2 (1.69%) CTI
10 2 (1.69%) OSPF
10 2 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.69%) Big Data
2 2 (1.69%) MySQL
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.85%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Metasploit
2 9 (7.63%) Burp Suite
3 8 (6.78%) JIRA
4 3 (2.54%) GitLab
4 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.54%) Snyk
4 3 (2.54%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (1.69%) WebScarab
General
1 42 (35.59%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Banking
3 3 (2.54%) Advertising
3 3 (2.54%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.54%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.85%) Military
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (44.92%) Analyst
2 45 (38.14%) Security Analyst
3 39 (33.05%) Security Engineer
4 26 (22.03%) Information Analyst
4 26 (22.03%) Information Security Analyst
5 20 (16.95%) Information Security Engineer
6 17 (14.41%) Technical Analyst
6 17 (14.41%) Technical Security Analyst
7 12 (10.17%) Support Engineer
8 11 (9.32%) Security Support Engineer
8 11 (9.32%) Support Analyst
9 9 (7.63%) Operations Analyst
9 9 (7.63%) Security Manager
9 9 (7.63%) Security Operations Analyst
10 8 (6.78%) Finance Manager
10 8 (6.78%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (6.78%) Information Security Manager
11 7 (5.93%) Network Engineer
11 7 (5.93%) Operational Security Manager
11 7 (5.93%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (28.81%) SailPoint
2 5 (4.24%) OAuth
2 5 (4.24%) OpenID
2 5 (4.24%) SAML
3 3 (2.54%) Kafka
3 3 (2.54%) Middleware
4 2 (1.69%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.69%) OAuth2
4 2 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 30 (25.42%) Management Information System
2 15 (12.71%) PKI
3 8 (6.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (6.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (5.93%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.08%) Cloud Native
5 6 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.54%) Clustering
7 3 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.54%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.54%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.85%) PMI
9 1 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 65 (55.08%) Linux
2 36 (30.51%) Windows
3 16 (13.56%) Kali Linux
3 16 (13.56%) Unix
3 16 (13.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.85%) CentOS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (62.71%) Information Security
2 46 (38.98%) Cybersecurity
3 42 (35.59%) SIEM
4 36 (30.51%) Security Operations
5 34 (28.81%) Asset Management
6 30 (25.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 25 (21.19%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (14.41%) ITIL
9 14 (11.86%) Patch Management
10 12 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (10.17%) Risk Management
11 11 (9.32%) Computer Science
11 11 (9.32%) Threat Intelligence
11 11 (9.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 10 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (8.47%) Security Testing
13 9 (7.63%) DevSecOps
13 9 (7.63%) OWASP
14 8 (6.78%) Malware Analysis
14 8 (6.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 48 (40.68%) Python
2 37 (31.36%) Bash Shell
3 36 (30.51%) SQL
4 35 (29.66%) Perl
5 18 (15.25%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.08%) Java
7 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.24%) Ruby
8 4 (3.39%) Go
9 3 (2.54%) C++
9 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.69%) C
10 2 (1.69%) C#
10 2 (1.69%) Lua
11 1 (0.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 50 (42.37%) CISSP
2 44 (37.29%) CISM
3 40 (33.90%) CISA
4 21 (17.80%) Security Cleared
5 17 (14.41%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (11.02%) SC Cleared
7 10 (8.47%) CCNA
8 9 (7.63%) CCNP
9 8 (6.78%) Degree
9 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (5.93%) DV Cleared
10 7 (5.93%) JNCIS
11 5 (4.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (4.24%) CCSA
11 5 (4.24%) CCSE
11 5 (4.24%) CCSP
11 5 (4.24%) JNCIA
11 5 (4.24%) MCSE
12 4 (3.39%) GIAC
12 4 (3.39%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (21.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (9.32%) PCI DSS
3 9 (7.63%) NIST
4 7 (5.93%) COBIT
5 4 (3.39%) GDPR
6 3 (2.54%) ISO 9001
6 3 (2.54%) NCSC
7 2 (1.69%) QA
7 2 (1.69%) SLA
8 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (14.41%) Nmap
2 8 (6.78%) CSIRT
3 5 (4.24%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.54%) IBM Guardium
5 3 (2.54%) Nexpose
5 3 (2.54%) OSSEC
5 3 (2.54%) SCCM
5 3 (2.54%) Sysdig
6 2 (1.69%) Core Impact
7 1 (0.85%) Ansible
7 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (43.22%) Splunk
2 48 (40.68%) Qualys
3 34 (28.81%) ArcSight
3 34 (28.81%) Aveksa
3 34 (28.81%) CyberArk
3 34 (28.81%) Sun
4 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
5 19 (16.10%) Cisco
6 12 (10.17%) Palo Alto
7 11 (9.32%) Fortinet
7 11 (9.32%) Rapid7
8 8 (6.78%) McAfee
8 8 (6.78%) ServiceNow
9 7 (5.93%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.93%) Juniper
10 6 (5.08%) IBM
10 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.24%) Centrify
11 5 (4.24%) Google
12 4 (3.39%) LogRhythm