Period
to 18 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OpenVAS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OpenVAS over the 6 months to 18 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

OpenVAS
UK
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 833 966 1124
Rank change year-on-year +133 +158 +67
Permanent jobs citing OpenVAS 12 2 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.088% 0.014% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 7
10th Percentile £38,500 £60,250 £30,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £68,125 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £85,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -47.06% +112.50% -30.43%
75th Percentile £50,313 £105,625 £86,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £115,750 £89,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £85,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -50.00% +112.50% -33.33%

OpenVAS 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 13,697 14,581 17,799
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.27% 13.25% 11.97%
Number of salaries quoted 10,945 11,537 13,989
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
75th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £76,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

OpenVAS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OpenVAS in the UK

OpenVAS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for OpenVAS in the UK

OpenVAS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing OpenVAS over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Salary histogram for OpenVAS in the UK

OpenVAS
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OpenVAS within the UK over the 6 months to 18 April 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 +131 10 £45,000 -47.06% 1
UK excluding London +96 7 £42,500 -50.00% 2
North West +38 3 £42,500 -63.04% 1
North of England +31 3 £42,500 -63.04% 1
Wales - 2 £42,500 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £50,000 -
London - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, IT jobs citing OpenVAS 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 OpenVAS.

1 12 (100.00%) Nessus
2 10 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (83.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) DNS
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 7 (58.33%) Retail
3 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (58.33%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (58.33%) SaaS
3 7 (58.33%) PaaS
4 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (41.67%) GDPR
5 5 (41.67%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (41.67%) ISMS
5 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (41.67%) Azure
6 4 (33.33%) SAML
6 4 (33.33%) AWS
6 4 (33.33%) OAuth
6 4 (33.33%) PKI
6 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (33.33%) Security Operations
6 4 (33.33%) IaaS
6 4 (33.33%) Security Architecture
6 4 (33.33%) BitLocker
7 3 (25.00%) OWASP

OpenVAS
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 2 (16.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (58.33%) PaaS
1 7 (58.33%) SaaS
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (41.67%) Azure
4 4 (33.33%) AWS
4 4 (33.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Snyk
General
1 7 (58.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
1 10 (83.33%) Security Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Information Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) OAuth
1 4 (33.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) PKI
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) BYOD
2 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
1 10 (83.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 7 (58.33%) Information Security
3 6 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) ISMS
5 4 (33.33%) Security Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) Security Operations
5 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (25.00%) OWASP
7 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) DevOps
7 2 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (16.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
7 2 (16.67%) Open Source
7 2 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
7 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (16.67%) Service Management
7 2 (16.67%) SIEM
7 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (41.67%) Cyber Essentials
2 5 (41.67%) GDPR
3 2 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (16.67%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (16.67%) NCSC
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (100.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) AlienVault