Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 901 855 1104
Rank change year-on-year -46 +249 +94
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 283 415 211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.21% 0.097%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.83% 2.44% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 242 321 167
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +27.78% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £92,250 £78,750 £69,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% +37.50% +6.67%

Nessus is in the systems management skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills.

Systems Management Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 15435 17029 16521
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.74% 8.60% 7.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12487 13856 13200
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £30,500 £29,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Nessus in the UK

Nessus
Top 12 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 16 August 2017. 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 -58 281 £55,000 -4.35% 20
London +66 178 £63,750 +2.00% 14
UK excluding London -106 105 £47,500 -13.64% 6
South East -68 38 £45,000 -21.74% 1
South West +19 27 £55,000 +4.76%
Midlands +40 18 £37,500 -34.78% 3
West Midlands +23 18 £37,500 -34.78% 3
North of England -7 14 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Yorkshire +7 7 £47,500 -5.00%
North West -30 7 £37,500 -11.76% 2
East of England -15 6 £40,000 -25.58%
Scotland +11 2 - -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, 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.

1 182 (64.31%) Information Security
2 168 (59.36%) SIEM
3 156 (55.12%) Linux
4 140 (49.47%) CISSP
5 109 (38.52%) Firewall
5 109 (38.52%) Splunk
6 105 (37.10%) CISM
7 98 (34.63%) Windows
7 98 (34.63%) GIAC
8 92 (32.51%) Qualys
9 89 (31.45%) Finance
10 85 (30.04%) Vulnerability Management
11 83 (29.33%) Network Security
12 82 (28.98%) LogRhythm
13 81 (28.62%) McAfee
14 79 (27.92%) Palo Alto
15 77 (27.21%) CEH
16 75 (26.50%) CyberArk
17 73 (25.80%) Symantec
18 72 (25.44%) Cybersecurity
19 71 (25.09%) GSEC
20 69 (24.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 69 (24.38%) CISA
21 68 (24.03%) Security Operations
22 67 (23.67%) AlienVault
23 66 (23.32%) Cisco
24 61 (21.55%) Metasploit
25 60 (21.20%) Python
25 60 (21.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
25 60 (21.20%) Degree

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 8 (2.83%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.12%) IIS
3 4 (1.41%) Apache
4 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
5 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.35%) nginx
5 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.01%) SaaS
2 13 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.18%) Office 365
5 6 (2.12%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (38.52%) Firewall
2 83 (29.33%) Network Security
3 36 (12.72%) VPN
4 33 (11.66%) Wireless
5 32 (11.31%) DNS
5 32 (11.31%) TCP/IP
6 26 (9.19%) Cisco ASA
7 23 (8.13%) DHCP
7 23 (8.13%) Internet
8 22 (7.77%) HTTP
8 22 (7.77%) WAN
9 19 (6.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 17 (6.01%) IPsec
10 17 (6.01%) OSPF
10 17 (6.01%) SSH
10 17 (6.01%) SSL
11 16 (5.65%) BGP
11 16 (5.65%) SMTP
12 13 (4.59%) LAN
13 12 (4.24%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.12%) Hadoop
1 6 (2.12%) Looker
2 5 (1.77%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.71%) MySQL
3 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 61 (21.55%) Metasploit
2 17 (6.01%) Paros
3 16 (5.65%) AppScan
3 16 (5.65%) Burp Suite
4 12 (4.24%) WebScarab
5 6 (2.12%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.71%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.35%) JIRA
7 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 89 (31.45%) Finance
2 59 (20.85%) Banking
3 36 (12.72%) Telecoms
4 24 (8.48%) Legal
5 6 (2.12%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.77%) Digital Economy
7 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.41%) Military
8 3 (1.06%) Automotive
8 3 (1.06%) Law
8 3 (1.06%) Retail
9 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (33.57%) Analyst
2 84 (29.68%) Security Analyst
3 46 (16.25%) Consultant
4 45 (15.90%) Security Consultant
5 39 (13.78%) Security Engineer
6 29 (10.25%) Security Manager
7 24 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (8.13%) Head of Security
9 21 (7.42%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 21 (7.42%) Finance Manager
9 21 (7.42%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 20 (7.07%) Penetration Tester
10 20 (7.07%) Tester
11 18 (6.36%) Head of Finance
11 18 (6.36%) Head of Information
11 18 (6.36%) Head of Information Security
11 18 (6.36%) Information Manager
11 18 (6.36%) Information Security Manager
11 18 (6.36%) IT Analyst
11 18 (6.36%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.02%) SailPoint
2 19 (6.71%) Web Services
3 8 (2.83%) HTML
4 5 (1.77%) XML
5 3 (1.06%) .NET
5 3 (1.06%) CGI
6 2 (0.71%) XSL
7 1 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.35%) LAMP
7 1 (0.35%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.37%) Management Information System
2 47 (16.61%) Computer Science
3 28 (9.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 23 (8.13%) Mobile App
5 18 (6.36%) Cyberthreat
6 15 (5.30%) Driving Licence
7 12 (4.24%) Data Centre
8 10 (3.53%) PKI
9 9 (3.18%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (2.83%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.83%) NHS
11 7 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.41%) iPad
13 4 (1.41%) Life Science
14 2 (0.71%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 156 (55.12%) Linux
2 98 (34.63%) Windows
3 43 (15.19%) Unix
4 38 (13.43%) Kali Linux
5 15 (5.30%) Android
5 15 (5.30%) Apple iOS
6 13 (4.59%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.83%) CentOS
7 8 (2.83%) Debian
7 8 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.47%) Ubuntu
9 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.06%) KNOPPIX
10 3 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.71%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.71%) HPUX
11 2 (0.71%) Solaris
11 2 (0.71%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (64.31%) Information Security
2 168 (59.36%) SIEM
3 85 (30.04%) Vulnerability Management
4 72 (25.44%) Cybersecurity
5 69 (24.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 68 (24.03%) Security Operations
7 58 (20.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 57 (20.14%) Penetration Testing
9 47 (16.61%) OWASP
10 45 (15.90%) Security Monitoring
11 41 (14.49%) Security Architecture
12 40 (14.13%) Incident Management
13 36 (12.72%) Analytics
14 31 (10.95%) Privileged Access Management
15 28 (9.89%) Open Source
16 26 (9.19%) Performance Management
17 24 (8.48%) Security Testing
17 24 (8.48%) Social Engineering
18 23 (8.13%) Ethical Hacking
19 21 (7.42%) Forensic Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.20%) Python
2 37 (13.07%) Java
3 34 (12.01%) PowerShell
4 28 (9.89%) SQL
5 25 (8.83%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.83%) Perl
6 16 (5.65%) C
7 15 (5.30%) C++
8 10 (3.53%) Ruby
9 7 (2.47%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.12%) Bourne shell
10 6 (2.12%) C#
10 6 (2.12%) Korn
11 3 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 140 (49.47%) CISSP
2 105 (37.10%) CISM
3 98 (34.63%) GIAC
4 77 (27.21%) CEH
5 71 (25.09%) GSEC
6 69 (24.38%) CISA
7 60 (21.20%) Degree
8 50 (17.67%) GISF
9 38 (13.43%) OSCP
10 35 (12.37%) Security Cleared
11 27 (9.54%) SC Cleared
12 26 (9.19%) CREST Certified
13 22 (7.77%) RHCA
13 22 (7.77%) RHCE
13 22 (7.77%) RHCSA
14 21 (7.42%) GCIH
15 17 (6.01%) CHECK Team Member
15 17 (6.01%) Cyber Scheme
16 16 (5.65%) GCIA
17 15 (5.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (21.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (12.37%) PCI DSS
3 25 (8.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 19 (6.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 10 (3.53%) COBIT
6 9 (3.18%) NIST 800
7 8 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (1.06%) GDPR
9 1 (0.35%) IASME
9 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 54 (19.08%) Snort
2 36 (12.72%) Active Directory
3 24 (8.48%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.47%) pfSense
4 7 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.41%) XenApp
7 3 (1.06%) Docker
8 2 (0.71%) vSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 57 (20.14%) McAfee ePO
2 56 (19.79%) Nmap
3 49 (17.31%) QRadar
4 46 (16.25%) SCCM
5 43 (15.19%) Nexpose
6 28 (9.89%) PowerBroker
7 26 (9.19%) OpenVAS
8 25 (8.83%) Core Impact
9 23 (8.13%) WSUS
10 21 (7.42%) EnCase
10 21 (7.42%) RSA Security Analytics
11 16 (5.65%) CSIRT
12 11 (3.89%) HP Fortify
13 7 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (2.12%) OSSEC
14 6 (2.12%) Puppet
15 5 (1.77%) WebInspect
16 4 (1.41%) Defensics
17 2 (0.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
17 2 (0.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 109 (38.52%) Splunk
2 92 (32.51%) Qualys
3 82 (28.98%) LogRhythm
4 81 (28.62%) McAfee
5 79 (27.92%) Palo Alto
6 75 (26.50%) CyberArk
7 73 (25.80%) Symantec
8 67 (23.67%) AlienVault
9 66 (23.32%) Cisco
10 51 (18.02%) Aveksa
11 46 (16.25%) Rapid7
12 28 (9.89%) Bomgar
13 26 (9.19%) Microsoft
14 25 (8.83%) ArcSight
15 24 (8.48%) Oracle
15 24 (8.48%) SolarWinds
15 24 (8.48%) Sophos
16 21 (7.42%) Acunetix
16 21 (7.42%) BeyondTrust
17 20 (7.07%) Sourcefire