Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 842 930 933
Rank change year-on-year +88 +3 -107
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 229 242 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.28% 1.39% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 171 191 222
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £76,250 £92,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,133 £57,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -7.59% +21.05% -13.64%

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 17,826 17,452 15,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.99% 10.61% 9.03%
Number of salaries quoted 13,441 13,804 12,927
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 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 +105 218 £60,000 - 34
London +124 124 £62,500 -3.85% 12
UK excluding London +40 94 £53,133 -7.59% 24
South East +12 30 £57,500 -2.13% 7
North of England +18 26 £43,646 -27.26% 4
Midlands +45 19 £46,250 -5.61% 3
Yorkshire -7 19 £42,500 -29.75% 1
East of England +40 14 £55,000 +10.00% 2
West Midlands +35 10 £46,250 +1.65% 1
East Midlands +33 9 - - 2
North West +39 6 £45,000 -25.00% 3
South West +7 4 £24,250 -45.51% 6
Wales +15 1 £62,500 +4.17% 1
North East - 1 £40,823 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 117 (51.09%) Linux
2 113 (49.34%) SIEM
3 111 (48.47%) Vulnerability Management
3 111 (48.47%) Cybersecurity
4 109 (47.60%) Information Security
5 108 (47.16%) Penetration Testing
6 102 (44.54%) Finance
7 89 (38.86%) Firewall
8 85 (37.12%) Qualys
9 84 (36.68%) CISSP
9 84 (36.68%) Splunk
10 75 (32.75%) Python
11 72 (31.44%) Security Operations
12 68 (29.69%) Management Information System
13 67 (29.26%) Degree
14 59 (25.76%) McAfee
15 56 (24.45%) Windows
15 56 (24.45%) Active Directory
15 56 (24.45%) SCCM
16 54 (23.58%) Nmap
16 54 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
17 52 (22.71%) Java
18 51 (22.27%) Metasploit
19 50 (21.83%) CISM
20 47 (20.52%) SolarWinds
21 46 (20.09%) Azure
21 46 (20.09%) Palo Alto
22 45 (19.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 45 (19.65%) C++
23 44 (19.21%) Identity Access Management

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 14 (6.11%) IIS
1 14 (6.11%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (5.24%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.24%) Skype for Business
3 9 (3.93%) Confluence
4 4 (1.75%) MediaWiki
5 2 (0.87%) Apache
5 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 46 (20.09%) Azure
2 39 (17.03%) AWS
3 35 (15.28%) GCP
4 22 (9.61%) SaaS
5 16 (6.99%) Office 365
6 12 (5.24%) IaaS
6 12 (5.24%) PaaS
7 9 (3.93%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.62%) Slack
9 3 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.87%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.44%) G Suite
11 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 89 (38.86%) Firewall
2 39 (17.03%) DNS
3 37 (16.16%) TCP/IP
4 30 (13.10%) DHCP
5 27 (11.79%) LAN
5 27 (11.79%) WAN
6 24 (10.48%) Network Security
7 20 (8.73%) Intrusion Detection
7 20 (8.73%) VPN
8 15 (6.55%) FTP
9 14 (6.11%) Wireshark
10 12 (5.24%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (5.24%) Skype
11 11 (4.80%) Wireless
12 10 (4.37%) ISDN
12 10 (4.37%) MPLS
12 10 (4.37%) NGN
12 10 (4.37%) PBX
12 10 (4.37%) SAN
13 9 (3.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.11%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.93%) Maltego
3 7 (3.06%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 51 (22.27%) Metasploit
2 25 (10.92%) Burp Suite
3 21 (9.17%) Jenkins
3 21 (9.17%) SonarQube
4 16 (6.99%) JIRA
5 15 (6.55%) Snyk
6 14 (6.11%) GitLab
7 7 (3.06%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.62%) HP UFT
8 6 (2.62%) JMeter
8 6 (2.62%) LoadRunner
9 4 (1.75%) AppScan
9 4 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (1.31%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.31%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.44%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.44%) Cobertura
12 1 (0.44%) Gradle
General
1 102 (44.54%) Finance
2 24 (10.48%) Banking
3 12 (5.24%) Retail
4 5 (2.18%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.31%) Back Office
6 2 (0.87%) Military
7 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.44%) Games
7 1 (0.44%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (24.02%) Analyst
2 52 (22.71%) Security Analyst
3 37 (16.16%) Security Engineer
4 26 (11.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (10.04%) Security Manager
6 22 (9.61%) Head of Information
6 22 (9.61%) Head of Information Security
6 22 (9.61%) Head of Security
7 21 (9.17%) Information Manager
7 21 (9.17%) Information Security Manager
8 18 (7.86%) Consultant
8 18 (7.86%) Security Consultant
9 16 (6.99%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 15 (6.55%) Network Analyst
10 15 (6.55%) Network Security Analyst
11 14 (6.11%) Penetration Tester
11 14 (6.11%) Tester
12 12 (5.24%) SOC Analyst
13 11 (4.80%) Information Analyst
13 11 (4.80%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (15.72%) SailPoint
2 16 (6.99%) OpenID
2 16 (6.99%) SAML
3 15 (6.55%) OAuth
4 3 (1.31%) Kafka
4 3 (1.31%) Web Services
5 2 (0.87%) .NET
6 1 (0.44%) boto
6 1 (0.44%) CGI
6 1 (0.44%) Flash
6 1 (0.44%) HTML
6 1 (0.44%) LAMP
6 1 (0.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (29.69%) Management Information System
2 43 (18.78%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.30%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (4.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 9 (3.93%) CMDB
5 9 (3.93%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.49%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.75%) NHS
8 3 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.31%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.31%) PKI
9 2 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.44%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (51.09%) Linux
2 56 (24.45%) Windows
3 41 (17.90%) Kali Linux
4 36 (15.72%) Windows Server
5 26 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (9.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.24%) Windows 10
8 10 (4.37%) Windows 8
8 10 (4.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.62%) Unix
10 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.75%) Solaris
11 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (49.34%) SIEM
2 111 (48.47%) Cybersecurity
2 111 (48.47%) Vulnerability Management
3 109 (47.60%) Information Security
4 108 (47.16%) Penetration Testing
5 72 (31.44%) Security Operations
6 54 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (19.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 44 (19.21%) Identity Access Management
9 40 (17.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 39 (17.03%) Project Delivery
11 33 (14.41%) Antivirus Management
12 32 (13.97%) Incident Management
13 27 (11.79%) High Availability
13 27 (11.79%) High-Frequency Trading
13 27 (11.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 27 (11.79%) Market Making
14 23 (10.04%) Patch Management
15 21 (9.17%) OWASP
15 21 (9.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (32.75%) Python
2 52 (22.71%) Java
3 45 (19.65%) C++
4 29 (12.66%) SQL
5 21 (9.17%) PowerShell
6 18 (7.86%) Go
7 16 (6.99%) JavaScript
8 14 (6.11%) Bash Shell
9 13 (5.68%) Perl
10 7 (3.06%) Ruby
11 6 (2.62%) VB
12 5 (2.18%) Bourne shell
12 5 (2.18%) C#
12 5 (2.18%) Korn
13 2 (0.87%) R
13 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.44%) C
14 1 (0.44%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 84 (36.68%) CISSP
2 67 (29.26%) Degree
3 50 (21.83%) CISM
4 42 (18.34%) CISA
5 30 (13.10%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (11.35%) GIAC
7 25 (10.92%) CCNA
8 16 (6.99%) CCSA
9 15 (6.55%) SANS
10 12 (5.24%) CREST Certified
11 10 (4.37%) CCNP
11 10 (4.37%) MCSE
11 10 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (3.93%) Master's Degree
13 7 (3.06%) SC Cleared
13 7 (3.06%) Security Cleared
14 5 (2.18%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 5 (2.18%) GISF
14 5 (2.18%) GSEC
14 5 (2.18%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (18.78%) PCI DSS
2 35 (15.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (10.04%) NIST
4 17 (7.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (5.68%) COBIT
6 7 (3.06%) GDPR
7 6 (2.62%) WCAG
8 3 (1.31%) ISAE 3402
8 3 (1.31%) ISO 22301
8 3 (1.31%) ISO 31000
8 3 (1.31%) ISO 9001
8 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 3 (1.31%) RMADS
8 3 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.87%) QA
9 2 (0.87%) SEPA
10 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 56 (24.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.11%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.68%) vSphere
4 13 (5.68%) XenApp
5 12 (5.24%) Docker
5 12 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.18%) Snort
7 3 (1.31%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.44%) iptables
9 1 (0.44%) NFS
9 1 (0.44%) Postfix
9 1 (0.44%) Samba
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (24.45%) SCCM
2 54 (23.58%) Nmap
3 43 (18.78%) McAfee ePO
4 30 (13.10%) FortiGate
5 16 (6.99%) Kubernetes
6 15 (6.55%) Sysdig
6 15 (6.55%) WSUS
7 13 (5.68%) QRadar
8 12 (5.24%) SCOrch
9 11 (4.80%) OpenVAS
10 8 (3.49%) Puppet
10 8 (3.49%) Terraform
11 5 (2.18%) CASB
11 5 (2.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 5 (2.18%) CSIRT
12 4 (1.75%) Mesos
12 4 (1.75%) Rancher
12 4 (1.75%) SCVMM
13 3 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (1.31%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 85 (37.12%) Qualys
2 84 (36.68%) Splunk
3 59 (25.76%) McAfee
4 47 (20.52%) SolarWinds
5 46 (20.09%) Palo Alto
6 42 (18.34%) LogRhythm
6 42 (18.34%) Microsoft
7 37 (16.16%) VMware
8 36 (15.72%) Aveksa
9 30 (13.10%) Cisco
10 28 (12.23%) ArcSight
11 27 (11.79%) HP
12 26 (11.35%) CheckPoint
13 24 (10.48%) Fortinet
14 16 (6.99%) Citrix
15 15 (6.55%) Aruba
15 15 (6.55%) F5
15 15 (6.55%) ProCurve
16 14 (6.11%) CyberArk
16 14 (6.11%) Google