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 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SANS Institute
UK
Rank 620 724 877
Rank change year-on-year +104 +153  
Permanent jobs citing SANS 245 220 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.18% 0.77% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 166 182 63
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £82,500 £57,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +15.78%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 20804 28457 28919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.80% 27.81% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16398 22800 22703
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SANS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for SANS in the UK

SANS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SANS.

Salary trend for SANS in the UK

SANS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SANS over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SANS in the UK

SANS
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +134 239 £60,000 -4.00% 27
London +103 136 £62,500 -10.71% 15
South East +61 40 £55,000 - 4
South West +18 26 £45,000 -32.33% 1
Milton Keynes - 22 £55,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 22 £55,000 - 1
Bristol +11 20 £56,250 -6.25%
City of London +43 19 £62,500 -3.84% 2
West Midlands +31 12 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Canary Wharf - 8 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +31 7 £70,000 +27.27% 1
Berkshire +25 7 £75,000 +50.00% 1
Leeds +22 7 £70,000 +27.27% 1
West Yorkshire +20 7 £70,000 +27.27% 1
East of England +20 7 £47,500 -2.56%
Hertfordshire +19 7 £47,500 +11.76%
Scotland +17 6 £85,000 +70.00% 1
Hampshire +20 5 £33,500 -41.73% 1
Bracknell +12 5 - -
St Albans - 5 £47,500 -
Surrey +52 4 £55,000 -4.34% 1
North West -29 4 £35,000 -48.14% 4
Wiltshire +23 3 - -
Glasgow +21 3 £85,000 +74.35% 1
Birmingham +11 3 - - 2
Edinburgh +9 3 - -
Gloucestershire 0 3 £45,000 -40.00% 1
Shropshire -1 3 - -
Telford -4 3 - -
Leamington Spa - 3 £40,000 -

SANS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing SANS 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 SANS.

1 341 (77.68%) CISSP
2 266 (60.59%) Information Security
3 265 (60.36%) Cybersecurity
4 221 (50.34%) CISM
5 190 (43.28%) GIAC
6 157 (35.76%) Windows
7 153 (34.85%) SIEM
8 151 (34.40%) Linux
9 140 (31.89%) Firewall
10 135 (30.75%) Security Cleared
11 134 (30.52%) Security Operations
12 125 (28.47%) CEH
13 118 (26.88%) Finance
14 103 (23.46%) Degree
15 100 (22.78%) GCIH
15 100 (22.78%) SC Cleared
16 98 (22.32%) GCIA
17 96 (21.87%) ITIL
18 95 (21.64%) TCP/IP
19 94 (21.41%) Intrusion Detection
20 92 (20.96%) CISA
20 92 (20.96%) Vulnerability Management
21 91 (20.73%) Unix
22 88 (20.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 85 (19.36%) Cisco Certification
24 74 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
24 74 (16.86%) Network Security
25 71 (16.17%) DV Cleared
26 67 (15.26%) PCI DSS
27 64 (14.58%) Vulnerability Assessment

SANS
Top Related 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 12 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.05%) Apache Pig
3 4 (0.91%) Apache
4 3 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.59%) Sumo Logic
3 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.91%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) IaaS
4 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 140 (31.89%) Firewall
2 95 (21.64%) TCP/IP
3 94 (21.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 74 (16.86%) Network Security
5 36 (8.20%) HTTP
6 25 (5.69%) HTTPS
7 17 (3.87%) Internet
8 14 (3.19%) Wireshark
9 12 (2.73%) SNMP
10 7 (1.59%) DNS
10 7 (1.59%) Wireless
11 6 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (1.37%) DHCP
11 6 (1.37%) FTP
11 6 (1.37%) ICMP
11 6 (1.37%) IPv4
11 6 (1.37%) IPv6
11 6 (1.37%) POP3
11 6 (1.37%) SMTP
11 6 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.10%) Big Data
2 10 (2.28%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.05%) Apache Hive
4 6 (1.37%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.14%) MySQL
6 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (3.42%) Burp Suite
2 11 (2.51%) AppScan
2 11 (2.51%) Paros
2 11 (2.51%) WebScarab
3 9 (2.05%) JIRA
4 7 (1.59%) Metasploit
5 5 (1.14%) Redmine
6 4 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.91%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.91%) CodeSonar
6 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.91%) git-flow
6 4 (0.91%) Robot Framework
6 4 (0.91%) Selenium
General
1 118 (26.88%) Finance
2 36 (8.20%) Legal
3 33 (7.52%) Banking
4 19 (4.33%) Games
4 19 (4.33%) German Language
5 18 (4.10%) Dutch Language
5 18 (4.10%) Marketing
6 17 (3.87%) French Language
6 17 (3.87%) Italian Language
6 17 (3.87%) Spanish Language
7 11 (2.51%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.37%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.91%) Retail
11 3 (0.68%) Local Government
12 2 (0.46%) Law
12 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.23%) Arabic Language
13 1 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 208 (47.38%) Analyst
2 122 (27.79%) Security Analyst
3 60 (13.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 47 (10.71%) SOC Analyst
5 42 (9.57%) Consultant
5 42 (9.57%) Senior Analyst
6 38 (8.66%) Architect
7 37 (8.43%) Security Manager
8 33 (7.52%) Security Consultant
9 27 (6.15%) CISSP Analyst
10 26 (5.92%) Information Analyst
10 26 (5.92%) Information Security Analyst
10 26 (5.92%) Security Specialist
10 26 (5.92%) Senior Security Analyst
10 26 (5.92%) SIEM Analyst
11 25 (5.69%) IT Analyst
11 25 (5.69%) Security Architect
12 23 (5.24%) Senior Manager
13 22 (5.01%) Monitoring Analyst
14 21 (4.78%) Malware Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.87%) .NET
2 13 (2.96%) Java EE
2 13 (2.96%) STL
3 7 (1.59%) Web Services
4 6 (1.37%) REST
5 5 (1.14%) LAMP
5 5 (1.14%) SOAP
6 4 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.91%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.91%) Django
6 4 (0.91%) Node.js
6 4 (0.91%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.91%) Spring MVC
7 3 (0.68%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.23%) CGI
8 1 (0.23%) HTML
8 1 (0.23%) ODBC
8 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (13.90%) Management Information System
2 60 (13.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 53 (12.07%) Cyber Attack
4 41 (9.34%) Computer Science
5 32 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (5.24%) Data Centre
7 18 (4.10%) Cybercrime
7 18 (4.10%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (2.96%) Online Banking
9 12 (2.73%) Cyberthreat
10 9 (2.05%) Cyber Defence
11 8 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (1.82%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.37%) CESG
12 6 (1.37%) PMI
13 3 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.68%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.68%) Online Games
13 3 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 157 (35.76%) Windows
2 151 (34.40%) Linux
3 91 (20.73%) Unix
4 12 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.51%) Android
6 8 (1.82%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.14%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.91%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.23%) HPUX
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 266 (60.59%) Information Security
2 265 (60.36%) Cybersecurity
3 153 (34.85%) SIEM
4 134 (30.52%) Security Operations
5 96 (21.87%) ITIL
6 92 (20.96%) Vulnerability Management
7 74 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
8 64 (14.58%) Risk Management
8 64 (14.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 59 (13.44%) Security Monitoring
9 59 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (11.85%) Computer Security
11 51 (11.62%) Mentoring
12 49 (11.16%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 48 (10.93%) Incident Management
14 46 (10.48%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 45 (10.25%) Security Architecture
16 43 (9.79%) Malware Analysis
17 38 (8.66%) Analytics
18 37 (8.43%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 59 (13.44%) SQL
2 29 (6.61%) C
3 28 (6.38%) Java
4 21 (4.78%) Python
5 19 (4.33%) Bash Shell
6 17 (3.87%) PowerShell
7 14 (3.19%) C#
7 14 (3.19%) C++
8 13 (2.96%) Objective-C
9 8 (1.82%) Perl
10 6 (1.37%) PHP
11 5 (1.14%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.14%) Korn
12 4 (0.91%) VB
Qualifications
1 341 (77.68%) CISSP
2 221 (50.34%) CISM
3 190 (43.28%) GIAC
4 135 (30.75%) Security Cleared
5 125 (28.47%) CEH
6 103 (23.46%) Degree
7 100 (22.78%) GCIH
7 100 (22.78%) SC Cleared
8 98 (22.32%) GCIA
9 92 (20.96%) CISA
10 85 (19.36%) Cisco Certification
11 71 (16.17%) DV Cleared
12 56 (12.76%) SSCP
13 55 (12.53%) Network+ Certification
14 48 (10.93%) CREST Certified
15 41 (9.34%) CCNA
16 38 (8.66%) CCNP
17 32 (7.29%) CompTIA Security+
17 32 (7.29%) Security+ Certification
18 28 (6.38%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (20.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (15.26%) PCI DSS
3 19 (4.33%) COBIT
4 10 (2.28%) SSAE 16
5 9 (2.05%) GDPR
6 8 (1.82%) SLA
7 7 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (1.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.68%) GPG13
10 3 (0.68%) QA
10 3 (0.68%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (0.46%) FINRA
11 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
11 2 (0.46%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
11 2 (0.46%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 23 (5.24%) Snort
3 15 (3.42%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.14%) NFS
5 5 (1.14%) Samba
5 5 (1.14%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.91%) Docker
6 4 (0.91%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.23%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 43 (9.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 30 (6.83%) CSIRT
2 30 (6.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 26 (5.92%) Nessus
4 15 (3.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 13 (2.96%) QRadar
6 12 (2.73%) Endace
7 11 (2.51%) Nmap
8 10 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (2.05%) Puppet
10 7 (1.59%) logstash
10 7 (1.59%) WMI
11 6 (1.37%) Ansible
12 5 (1.14%) EnCase
12 5 (1.14%) Nagios
12 5 (1.14%) RSA Security Analytics
13 4 (0.91%) FTK
13 4 (0.91%) RSA enVision
13 4 (0.91%) Salt
14 2 (0.46%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 46 (10.48%) Microsoft
2 44 (10.02%) Cisco
3 37 (8.43%) ArcSight
4 36 (8.20%) LogRhythm
5 26 (5.92%) Oracle
5 26 (5.92%) Splunk
6 24 (5.47%) FireEye
6 24 (5.47%) Intel Security
7 21 (4.78%) Sun
8 16 (3.64%) CheckPoint
8 16 (3.64%) IBM
9 15 (3.42%) Forcepoint
9 15 (3.42%) Juniper
10 13 (2.96%) HP
11 12 (2.73%) ServiceNow
12 11 (2.51%) Fujitsu
12 11 (2.51%) Palo Alto
12 11 (2.51%) Qualys
13 10 (2.28%) Symantec
14 9 (2.05%) Intel
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East London
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
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North
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Salford, Lancashire
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Salary: £40000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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City, London
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Salary: £100,000k+ & comprehensive benefits package
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Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum Plus Excellent Benefits + 25% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Salary: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
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Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
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Liverpool, Merseyside
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
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Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 + excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pixel Hires
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits!
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London
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
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London
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
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London
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