Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Tenable Nessus
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 696 828 839
Rank change year-on-year +132 +11 +123
Permanent jobs citing Nessus 116 181 286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.95% 1.16% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 91 155 210
Median annual salary £46,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.50% +14.29% +3.96%
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £37,482
90th Percentile £75,000 £112,500 £105,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £54,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% +16.13% +1.09%

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 12,196 15,620 17,190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.11% 12.78% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 9,875 12,139 13,594
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.38%

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 3 March 2021.

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 3 March 2021. 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 +147 102 £47,500 -20.83% 29
UK excluding London +130 72 £45,000 -16.67% 29
London +142 41 £55,000 -35.29% 6
East of England +95 21 £46,000 -13.21% 2
South East +119 14 £42,500 -22.73% 5
North West +62 13 £65,000 -43.48% 13
North of England +57 13 £65,000 +20.37% 13
Work from Home -95 11 £45,000 -43.75% 6
Scotland +39 9 £46,000 -14.42% 2
Midlands +35 8 £45,000 -20.00% 1
Wales +33 5 £45,000 -14.29% 3
West Midlands +32 4 £41,500 -26.22% 1
East Midlands +32 3 £45,000 -
South West +34 2 £46,250 +72.90% 2

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 65 (56.03%) Cybersecurity
2 61 (52.59%) Firewall
3 59 (50.86%) Information Security
4 45 (38.79%) Security Operations
5 36 (31.03%) Vulnerability Management
6 35 (30.17%) Penetration Testing
7 32 (27.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 32 (27.59%) SIEM
7 32 (27.59%) CISSP
8 30 (25.86%) OWASP
9 27 (23.28%) Microsoft
9 27 (23.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 26 (22.41%) Windows
10 26 (22.41%) Cisco
11 25 (21.55%) OAuth
12 23 (19.83%) SAML
13 22 (18.97%) TCP/IP
13 22 (18.97%) SQL
13 22 (18.97%) Qualys
14 20 (17.24%) Linux
15 19 (16.38%) Network Security
15 19 (16.38%) AWS
15 19 (16.38%) Palo Alto
15 19 (16.38%) Kalman Filter
16 18 (15.52%) Intrusion Detection
16 18 (15.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 18 (15.52%) WAN
16 18 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
17 17 (14.66%) CCNA
17 17 (14.66%) CheckPoint

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 (6.90%) Confluence
2 5 (4.31%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.38%) AWS
2 17 (14.66%) Azure
3 16 (13.79%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (6.90%) SaaS
5 7 (6.03%) Mimecast
6 6 (5.17%) GCP
6 6 (5.17%) IaaS
7 5 (4.31%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (4.31%) Amazon EKS
7 5 (4.31%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (4.31%) Amazon S3
7 5 (4.31%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (4.31%) Serverless
7 5 (4.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (3.45%) PaaS
9 3 (2.59%) OpenDNS
10 2 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.86%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 61 (52.59%) Firewall
2 22 (18.97%) TCP/IP
3 19 (16.38%) Network Security
4 18 (15.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 18 (15.52%) WAN
5 17 (14.66%) LAN
6 15 (12.93%) DNS
7 11 (9.48%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (9.48%) Cisco Firepower
7 11 (9.48%) Cisco ISE
7 11 (9.48%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (9.48%) VPN
8 5 (4.31%) DMZ
8 5 (4.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (4.31%) Internet
8 5 (4.31%) Intranet
8 5 (4.31%) SMTP
8 5 (4.31%) SSL
8 5 (4.31%) Wireless
9 4 (3.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.59%) DB2
3 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (11.21%) Metasploit
2 9 (7.76%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.90%) JIRA
4 5 (4.31%) Burp Suite
4 5 (4.31%) GitLab
5 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.59%) Bitbucket Server
6 3 (2.59%) HP UFT
6 3 (2.59%) JMeter
6 3 (2.59%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.59%) Selenium
6 3 (2.59%) Snyk
6 3 (2.59%) WebScarab
7 1 (0.86%) Maven
7 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (6.90%) Public Sector
2 7 (6.03%) Finance
3 5 (4.31%) Law
3 5 (4.31%) Legal
3 5 (4.31%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.72%) Electronics
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) Police
Job Titles
1 37 (31.90%) Security Engineer
2 32 (27.59%) Analyst
3 23 (19.83%) Security Analyst
4 14 (12.07%) IT Engineer
5 13 (11.21%) IT Security Engineer
6 12 (10.34%) Security Manager
7 11 (9.48%) Network Engineer
7 11 (9.48%) Senior Manager
8 10 (8.62%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) Penetration Tester
9 8 (6.90%) Security Operations Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) Tester
9 8 (6.90%) Vulnerability Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) Compliance Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 5 (4.31%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) DevSecOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.55%) OAuth
2 23 (19.83%) SAML
3 14 (12.07%) Web Services
4 8 (6.90%) OpenID
5 5 (4.31%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (4.31%) OAuth2
6 4 (3.45%) LDAP
7 1 (0.86%) .NET
7 1 (0.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Management Information System
2 10 (8.62%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.62%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (5.17%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (4.31%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.59%) Cloud Native
5 3 (2.59%) FMCG
5 3 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.59%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.59%) PKI
5 3 (2.59%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.72%) Robotics
7 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.41%) Windows
2 20 (17.24%) Linux
3 13 (11.21%) Kali Linux
4 6 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.31%) Check Point GAiA
5 5 (4.31%) Ubuntu
5 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.45%) Debian
7 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.86%) Android
8 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.86%) CentOS
8 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (56.03%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (50.86%) Information Security
3 45 (38.79%) Security Operations
4 36 (31.03%) Vulnerability Management
5 35 (30.17%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (27.59%) SIEM
6 32 (27.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 30 (25.86%) OWASP
8 27 (23.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 19 (16.38%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (14.66%) ITIL
11 14 (12.07%) Identity Access Management
11 14 (12.07%) Security Architecture
12 13 (11.21%) Security Monitoring
12 13 (11.21%) Threat Intelligence
13 12 (10.34%) DevOps
13 12 (10.34%) Mobile Device Management
14 11 (9.48%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 11 (9.48%) SOA
14 11 (9.48%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) SQL
2 13 (11.21%) Python
3 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.31%) C#
5 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.59%) C
6 3 (2.59%) C++
6 3 (2.59%) VB
7 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.86%) Java
7 1 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (27.59%) CISSP
2 18 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (14.66%) CCNA
4 16 (13.79%) CEH
5 15 (12.93%) CCNP
6 10 (8.62%) OSCP
7 9 (7.76%) CISM
7 9 (7.76%) Degree
8 7 (6.03%) CISA
8 7 (6.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (6.03%) GIAC
8 7 (6.03%) GPEN
9 5 (4.31%) OSCE
10 4 (3.45%) MCSE
10 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
10 4 (3.45%) SSCP
11 3 (2.59%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (1.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (8.62%) NIST
3 7 (6.03%) Cyber Essentials
3 7 (6.03%) GDPR
4 5 (4.31%) PCI DSS
5 4 (3.45%) NCSC
6 3 (2.59%) COBIT
6 3 (2.59%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (2.59%) SLA
7 1 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 10 (8.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.45%) vSphere
3 3 (2.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 3 (2.59%) Docker
3 3 (2.59%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.59%) Snort
3 3 (2.59%) Squid
3 3 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.59%) XenApp
3 3 (2.59%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.72%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (1.72%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.72%) Shibboleth
4 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.72%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (7.76%) OpenVAS
2 8 (6.90%) Nexpose
3 6 (5.17%) Nmap
4 5 (4.31%) Terraform
5 4 (3.45%) Puppet
5 4 (3.45%) SCCM
6 3 (2.59%) Core Impact
6 3 (2.59%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.59%) Prometheus
6 3 (2.59%) QRadar
6 3 (2.59%) Suricata
6 3 (2.59%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.72%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.86%) Ansible
8 1 (0.86%) CASB
8 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.86%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (23.28%) Microsoft
2 26 (22.41%) Cisco
3 22 (18.97%) Qualys
4 19 (16.38%) Palo Alto
5 17 (14.66%) CheckPoint
6 14 (12.07%) Rapid7
7 10 (8.62%) CA
7 10 (8.62%) Forcepoint
7 10 (8.62%) Splunk
7 10 (8.62%) VMware
8 6 (5.17%) Citrix
8 6 (5.17%) Google
8 6 (5.17%) LogRhythm
8 6 (5.17%) Twitter
9 4 (3.45%) F5
9 4 (3.45%) Symantec
10 3 (2.59%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.59%) McAfee
10 3 (2.59%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.59%) Sophos