Period
to 25 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 619 854 627
Rank change year-on-year +235 -227 +231
Permanent jobs citing SANS 97 216 600
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.86% 0.71% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 85 185 399
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,163 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.56% +13.02% -4.35%
10th Percentile £35,250 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% +10.00% -

SANS is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 11,340 30,429 38,027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 22.56% 23.79%
Number of salaries quoted 8,650 22,508 28,099
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SANS in the UK

SANS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SANS in the UK

SANS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing SANS over the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

Salary histogram for SANS in the UK

SANS
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SANS within the UK over the 6 months to 25 November 2020. 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 +195 89 £65,000 +4.00% 15
London +195 52 £50,000 -33.33% 7
UK excluding London +204 44 £65,000 +18.18% 8
Work from Home +9 11 £90,000 +44.78%
North of England +129 10 £37,500 -16.67% 1
South East +181 9 £66,250 +1.92% 3
East of England +144 9 £70,000 +30.23% 2
North West +115 9 £37,500 +10.29%
Midlands +91 9 £72,000 +37.14% 2
West Midlands +79 7 £67,500 +28.57% 1
Wales +47 5 - -
East Midlands +82 2 £72,500 -14.71% 1
Scotland - 2 £33,250 -
Yorkshire +83 1 £70,000 +50.54% 1

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, IT jobs citing SANS 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 SANS.

1 80 (82.47%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (55.67%) Security Operations
3 52 (53.61%) SIEM
4 47 (48.45%) CISSP
5 45 (46.39%) Firewall
6 44 (45.36%) Information Security
7 37 (38.14%) Threat Intelligence
8 35 (36.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 30 (30.93%) Office 365
9 30 (30.93%) Finance
10 29 (29.90%) Active Directory
10 29 (29.90%) Splunk
11 26 (26.80%) AWS
11 26 (26.80%) Manufacturing
12 25 (25.77%) IBM
12 25 (25.77%) Microsoft
12 25 (25.77%) LogRhythm
13 24 (24.74%) QRadar
14 23 (23.71%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (23.71%) Marketing
14 23 (23.71%) Public Sector
15 22 (22.68%) Privileged Access Management
15 22 (22.68%) Linux
15 22 (22.68%) Security Cleared
16 21 (21.65%) SC Cleared
16 21 (21.65%) Cyberthreat
16 21 (21.65%) Internet
16 21 (21.65%) Telecoms
17 20 (20.62%) Penetration Testing
17 20 (20.62%) Identity Management

SANS
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:

Applications
1 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (30.93%) Office 365
2 26 (26.80%) AWS
3 9 (9.28%) Azure
4 5 (5.15%) Logic Apps
5 2 (2.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (46.39%) Firewall
2 21 (21.65%) Internet
3 9 (9.28%) Intrusion Detection
4 7 (7.22%) DNS
4 7 (7.22%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.22%) VPN
5 6 (6.19%) DMARC
5 6 (6.19%) IPsec
5 6 (6.19%) Network Security
5 6 (6.19%) Wireshark
6 5 (5.15%) DKIM
7 3 (3.09%) SAN
8 2 (2.06%) FTP
8 2 (2.06%) HTTP
8 2 (2.06%) SMTP
9 1 (1.03%) DHCP
9 1 (1.03%) LAN
9 1 (1.03%) POP3
9 1 (1.03%) SNMP
9 1 (1.03%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.15%) GitLab
1 5 (5.15%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.09%) Burp Suite
General
1 30 (30.93%) Finance
2 26 (26.80%) Manufacturing
3 23 (23.71%) Marketing
3 23 (23.71%) Public Sector
4 21 (21.65%) Telecoms
5 19 (19.59%) Electronics
6 6 (6.19%) Law
7 3 (3.09%) Banking
7 3 (3.09%) Legal
8 2 (2.06%) Aerospace
9 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (29.90%) Analyst
2 26 (26.80%) Security Engineer
3 20 (20.62%) Operations Engineer
4 16 (16.49%) Security Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Security Advisor
6 7 (7.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) Security Manager
6 7 (7.22%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 6 (6.19%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (6.19%) Tester
8 5 (5.15%) Architect
8 5 (5.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Security Architect
8 5 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (5.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Splunk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) Web Services
2 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) ADO
2 2 (2.06%) Middleware
2 2 (2.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.65%) Cyberthreat
2 18 (18.56%) Management Information System
3 15 (15.46%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (8.25%) Public Cloud
5 7 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (7.22%) PKI
6 5 (5.15%) Cybercrime
7 3 (3.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (3.09%) Cyberattack
7 3 (3.09%) FMCG
7 3 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.06%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.06%) Social Media
9 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 22 (22.68%) Linux
2 15 (15.46%) Windows
3 8 (8.25%) Unix
4 6 (6.19%) Kali Linux
4 6 (6.19%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.09%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.03%) Android
6 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.03%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (82.47%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (55.67%) Security Operations
3 52 (53.61%) SIEM
4 44 (45.36%) Information Security
5 37 (38.14%) Threat Intelligence
6 35 (36.08%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 23 (23.71%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (22.68%) Privileged Access Management
9 20 (20.62%) Identity Management
9 20 (20.62%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (19.59%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (19.59%) Digital Marketing
10 19 (19.59%) Programme Management
11 18 (18.56%) Security Testing
12 17 (17.53%) OWASP
13 15 (15.46%) Analytics
13 15 (15.46%) Cyber Intelligence
13 15 (15.46%) Risk Assessment
14 14 (14.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 13 (13.40%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.59%) Python
2 14 (14.43%) Bash Shell
3 8 (8.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.15%) Perl
4 5 (5.15%) SQL
5 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (48.45%) CISSP
2 22 (22.68%) Security Cleared
3 21 (21.65%) SC Cleared
4 17 (17.53%) CISM
5 15 (15.46%) CREST Certified
5 15 (15.46%) Degree
6 14 (14.43%) GIAC
7 13 (13.40%) GCIH
8 11 (11.34%) CISMP
9 10 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (10.31%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (8.25%) CRISC
10 8 (8.25%) SSCP
11 7 (7.22%) CCNP
11 7 (7.22%) CEH
11 7 (7.22%) GCIA
11 7 (7.22%) OSCP
12 6 (6.19%) EC-Council LPT
12 6 (6.19%) GXPN
12 6 (6.19%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.53%) NIST
2 12 (12.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (6.19%) COBIT
4 5 (5.15%) GDPR
4 5 (5.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (2.06%) SLA
6 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (1.03%) NCSC
System Software
1 29 (29.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) Docker
3 5 (5.15%) Snort
4 3 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (24.74%) QRadar
2 11 (11.34%) Terraform
3 5 (5.15%) CSIRT
4 2 (2.06%) Demisto
4 2 (2.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.06%) Nessus
4 2 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.03%) Ansible
5 1 (1.03%) CASB
5 1 (1.03%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (29.90%) Splunk
2 25 (25.77%) IBM
2 25 (25.77%) LogRhythm
2 25 (25.77%) Microsoft
3 20 (20.62%) Cisco
3 20 (20.62%) SAP
4 19 (19.59%) ArcSight
4 19 (19.59%) BeyondTrust
4 19 (19.59%) Bomgar
4 19 (19.59%) CheckPoint
4 19 (19.59%) CyberArk
4 19 (19.59%) NetWitness
4 19 (19.59%) Palo Alto
4 19 (19.59%) Thycotic
5 5 (5.15%) Darktrace
6 3 (3.09%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.09%) VMware
7 2 (2.06%) Google
7 2 (2.06%) Sophos
7 2 (2.06%) Symantec