Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 934 793 1049
Rank change year-on-year -141 +256 +131
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 244 458 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.56% 2.78% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 192 351 195
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £36,325 £37,500 £30,500
90th Percentile £92,250 £83,750 £63,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +37.50% +5.26%

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 15690 16487 16858
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.77% 8.68% 7.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12879 13330 13687
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 -157 238 £57,500 -4.17% 8
London +11 153 £60,000 -11.11% 4
UK excluding London -169 80 £55,000 - 6
South East -164 28 £58,000 +0.87%
South West -5 23 £55,000 -
Midlands +36 19 £37,500 -34.78%
West Midlands +27 19 £37,500 -34.78%
North of England -8 7 £41,250 -17.50% 3
Yorkshire +22 5 £41,250 -17.50%
North West -22 2 £51,250 +20.59%
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -
Scotland -7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 172 (70.49%) Information Security
2 146 (59.84%) Linux
3 143 (58.61%) SIEM
4 114 (46.72%) Firewall
5 108 (44.26%) CISSP
6 100 (40.98%) Windows
7 85 (34.84%) Penetration Testing
8 81 (33.20%) Finance
9 78 (31.97%) CISM
10 77 (31.56%) Metasploit
11 76 (31.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 75 (30.74%) Splunk
13 74 (30.33%) GIAC
14 73 (29.92%) Cybersecurity
15 72 (29.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 72 (29.51%) Degree
16 69 (28.28%) Unix
16 69 (28.28%) Network Security
17 67 (27.46%) Vulnerability Management
17 67 (27.46%) Palo Alto
17 67 (27.46%) Security Operations
18 63 (25.82%) Qualys
19 58 (23.77%) Nmap
20 57 (23.36%) Management Information System
20 57 (23.36%) McAfee
21 56 (22.95%) Python
21 56 (22.95%) CISA
22 53 (21.72%) Banking
22 53 (21.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 51 (20.90%) Incident 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 7 (2.87%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.64%) IIS
3 3 (1.23%) Apache
3 3 (1.23%) Confluence
3 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.69%) Cloudflare
4 8 (3.28%) SaaS
5 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.23%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.82%) Office 365
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) GitHub
7 1 (0.41%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.41%) IaaS
7 1 (0.41%) PaaS
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 114 (46.72%) Firewall
2 69 (28.28%) Network Security
3 40 (16.39%) TCP/IP
4 28 (11.48%) DNS
5 27 (11.07%) VPN
5 27 (11.07%) Wireless
6 24 (9.84%) DHCP
7 20 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (7.38%) SSL
8 18 (7.38%) WAN
9 17 (6.97%) Wireshark
10 13 (5.33%) HTTP
10 13 (5.33%) Internet
10 13 (5.33%) IPsec
11 12 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 10 (4.10%) LAN
12 10 (4.10%) OSPF
13 9 (3.69%) BGP
13 9 (3.69%) Cisco PIX
13 9 (3.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.46%) Hadoop
1 6 (2.46%) Looker
2 3 (1.23%) MySQL
2 3 (1.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.41%) Ingres
3 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (31.56%) Metasploit
2 33 (13.52%) Burp Suite
3 11 (4.51%) AppScan
4 9 (3.69%) Paros
5 6 (2.46%) Fiddler
6 4 (1.64%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.64%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.64%) WebScarab
7 3 (1.23%) IDA Disassembler
7 3 (1.23%) JIRA
7 3 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 81 (33.20%) Finance
2 53 (21.72%) Banking
3 24 (9.84%) Legal
4 22 (9.02%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.69%) Digital Economy
6 8 (3.28%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.64%) Law
7 4 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.64%) Military
8 3 (1.23%) Automotive
8 3 (1.23%) Retail
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Games
9 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.41%) Local Government
9 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (31.56%) Analyst
2 71 (29.10%) Security Analyst
3 39 (15.98%) Consultant
4 33 (13.52%) Security Consultant
5 26 (10.66%) Security Manager
6 25 (10.25%) Penetration Tester
6 25 (10.25%) Tester
7 24 (9.84%) Security Engineer
8 19 (7.79%) Information Analyst
8 19 (7.79%) Information Security Analyst
9 17 (6.97%) Head of Security
9 17 (6.97%) Information Manager
9 17 (6.97%) Information Security Manager
10 15 (6.15%) Finance Manager
11 12 (4.92%) Head of Finance
11 12 (4.92%) Head of Information
11 12 (4.92%) Head of Information Security
11 12 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
11 12 (4.92%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.30%) SailPoint
2 9 (3.69%) Web Services
3 5 (2.05%) HTML
4 4 (1.64%) .NET
5 3 (1.23%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.82%) CGI
6 2 (0.82%) Middleware
6 2 (0.82%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.82%) XML
7 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.41%) LAMP
7 1 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 57 (23.36%) Management Information System
2 50 (20.49%) Computer Science
3 24 (9.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 19 (7.79%) Cyberthreat
5 15 (6.15%) Mobile App
6 11 (4.51%) Fintech
7 8 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (2.46%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.46%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.46%) PKI
9 5 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.05%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.64%) iPad
11 3 (1.23%) BYOD
11 3 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.23%) Life Science
12 2 (0.82%) Cyber Attack
12 2 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
13 1 (0.41%) Online Games
13 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 146 (59.84%) Linux
2 100 (40.98%) Windows
3 69 (28.28%) Unix
4 51 (20.90%) Kali Linux
5 10 (4.10%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.46%) Android
6 6 (2.46%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.05%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.64%) CentOS
8 4 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.23%) VxWorks
9 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.82%) KNOPPIX
10 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.41%) Debian
11 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (70.49%) Information Security
2 143 (58.61%) SIEM
3 85 (34.84%) Penetration Testing
4 76 (31.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 73 (29.92%) Cybersecurity
6 72 (29.51%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 67 (27.46%) Security Operations
7 67 (27.46%) Vulnerability Management
8 51 (20.90%) Incident Management
9 42 (17.21%) OWASP
10 41 (16.80%) Security Monitoring
11 37 (15.16%) Security Architecture
12 27 (11.07%) Social Engineering
13 26 (10.66%) Information Assurance
14 25 (10.25%) Open Source
15 23 (9.43%) Analytics
15 23 (9.43%) Kalman Filter
15 23 (9.43%) Privileged Access Management
16 22 (9.02%) Security Testing
17 20 (8.20%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.95%) Python
2 35 (14.34%) PowerShell
3 33 (13.52%) Java
4 25 (10.25%) C
4 25 (10.25%) Perl
5 21 (8.61%) SQL
6 16 (6.56%) Bash Shell
6 16 (6.56%) C++
6 16 (6.56%) Ruby
7 13 (5.33%) C#
7 13 (5.33%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.05%) PHP
8 5 (2.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.82%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.82%) Korn
9 2 (0.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 108 (44.26%) CISSP
2 78 (31.97%) CISM
3 74 (30.33%) GIAC
4 72 (29.51%) Degree
5 56 (22.95%) CISA
6 45 (18.44%) GSEC
7 40 (16.39%) CREST Certified
8 35 (14.34%) CEH
9 34 (13.93%) OSCP
10 32 (13.11%) GISF
11 31 (12.70%) Security Cleared
12 30 (12.30%) GCIH
13 25 (10.25%) GCIA
14 22 (9.02%) SC Cleared
15 15 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (5.74%) Computer Science Degree
17 12 (4.92%) CCNA
17 12 (4.92%) GPEN
18 11 (4.51%) RHCA
18 11 (4.51%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (21.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (13.11%) PCI DSS
3 12 (4.92%) GDPR
4 10 (4.10%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (3.69%) COBIT
6 7 (2.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 6 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (2.46%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.82%) GPG13
9 1 (0.41%) IASME
9 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.70%) Snort
2 31 (12.70%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.28%) Docker
5 6 (2.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.05%) BitLocker
6 5 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.82%) KVM
8 1 (0.41%) GlusterFS
8 1 (0.41%) pfSense
8 1 (0.41%) vSphere
8 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (23.77%) Nmap
2 49 (20.08%) QRadar
3 47 (19.26%) SCCM
4 41 (16.80%) McAfee ePO
5 29 (11.89%) Nexpose
6 27 (11.07%) Core Impact
7 26 (10.66%) CSIRT
7 26 (10.66%) OpenVAS
8 21 (8.61%) WSUS
9 16 (6.56%) PowerBroker
9 16 (6.56%) RSA Security Analytics
10 13 (5.33%) EnCase
11 11 (4.51%) HP Fortify
11 11 (4.51%) Puppet
12 7 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (2.87%) Suricata
13 5 (2.05%) SCOM
13 5 (2.05%) WebInspect
14 4 (1.64%) Ansible
14 4 (1.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 75 (30.74%) Splunk
2 67 (27.46%) Palo Alto
3 63 (25.82%) Qualys
4 57 (23.36%) McAfee
5 50 (20.49%) Cisco
6 46 (18.85%) CyberArk
7 45 (18.44%) Symantec
8 43 (17.62%) LogRhythm
8 43 (17.62%) Microsoft
9 39 (15.98%) AlienVault
10 30 (12.30%) Aveksa
11 29 (11.89%) Oracle
12 28 (11.48%) BeyondTrust
13 27 (11.07%) Rapid7
14 22 (9.02%) Acunetix
15 20 (8.20%) ArcSight
16 19 (7.79%) SolarWinds
17 17 (6.97%) Sourcefire
18 16 (6.56%) Bomgar
18 16 (6.56%) NetWitness