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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 711 849
Rank change year-on-year -33 +138  
Permanent jobs citing SANS 145 232 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.66% 0.89% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 110 199 126
Median salary £58,750 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.81% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £41,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £78,750 £98,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% -1.81%  

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 21812 26092 30465
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.53% 26.60% 27.42%
Number of salaries quoted 35594 44568 49436
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 £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SANS in the UK

SANS
Top 9 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 29 June 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 -21 144 £58,750 +6.81% 19
UK excluding London -4 84 £55,000 +1.85% 10
London -24 61 £62,500 +4.16% 10
North of England +9 26 £60,000 -14.28% 4
South West +2 26 £40,000 -27.27% 2
South East +15 14 £80,000 +52.38% 1
East of England -18 11 £47,500 -9.52%
Midlands +7 6 £60,000 -22.58% 2
Scotland -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 304 (78.96%) CISSP
2 248 (64.42%) Information Security
3 210 (54.55%) CISM
4 179 (46.49%) Cybersecurity
5 156 (40.52%) Windows
6 142 (36.88%) Linux
7 135 (35.06%) Security Operations
8 133 (34.55%) SIEM
9 130 (33.77%) GIAC
10 109 (28.31%) ITIL
10 109 (28.31%) Finance
11 108 (28.05%) Security Cleared
12 106 (27.53%) GCIA
13 105 (27.27%) GCIH
14 104 (27.01%) CEH
14 104 (27.01%) Firewall
15 98 (25.45%) CISA
15 98 (25.45%) Unix
15 98 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 94 (24.42%) SC Cleared
17 85 (22.08%) TCP/IP
18 81 (21.04%) Degree
19 75 (19.48%) Intrusion Detection
20 72 (18.70%) Network Security
20 72 (18.70%) Vulnerability Management
21 67 (17.40%) PCI DSS
22 62 (16.10%) Security Operations Centre
23 61 (15.84%) Management Information System
24 59 (15.32%) Incident Management
25 58 (15.06%) Stakeholder 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.56%) IIS
3 5 (1.30%) Apache
4 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 21 (5.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.78%) Office 365
4 3 (0.78%) SaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.26%) GitHub
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 104 (27.01%) Firewall
2 85 (22.08%) TCP/IP
3 75 (19.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 72 (18.70%) Network Security
5 38 (9.87%) Internet
6 21 (5.45%) HTTP
6 21 (5.45%) Wireshark
7 19 (4.94%) HTTPS
8 13 (3.38%) VPN
9 11 (2.86%) LAN
9 11 (2.86%) WAN
10 9 (2.34%) DNS
10 9 (2.34%) SNMP
11 8 (2.08%) DHCP
11 8 (2.08%) Wireless
12 7 (1.82%) Software-Defined Networking
13 5 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (1.30%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (1.30%) IPsec
14 4 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.04%) Big Data
2 3 (0.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.26%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.90%) Burp Suite
2 12 (3.12%) Paros
2 12 (3.12%) WebScarab
3 11 (2.86%) AppScan
4 7 (1.82%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.30%) Metasploit
6 4 (1.04%) JIRA
6 4 (1.04%) Redmine
General
1 109 (28.31%) Finance
2 31 (8.05%) Legal
3 22 (5.71%) Banking
4 18 (4.68%) German Language
5 16 (4.16%) Dutch Language
5 16 (4.16%) French Language
5 16 (4.16%) Italian Language
5 16 (4.16%) Spanish Language
6 13 (3.38%) Marketing
7 10 (2.60%) Retail
8 7 (1.82%) Games
8 7 (1.82%) Private Banking
8 7 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.78%) Billing
9 3 (0.78%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.52%) Electronics
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 192 (49.87%) Analyst
2 109 (28.31%) Security Analyst
3 63 (16.36%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 59 (15.32%) SOC Analyst
5 49 (12.73%) Consultant
6 45 (11.69%) Security Manager
6 45 (11.69%) Senior Analyst
7 41 (10.65%) Security Consultant
8 24 (6.23%) SIEM Analyst
9 22 (5.71%) Architect
9 22 (5.71%) Monitoring Analyst
10 20 (5.19%) Incident Manager
10 20 (5.19%) Senior Manager
10 20 (5.19%) Senior Security Analyst
11 19 (4.94%) Information Security Consultant
11 19 (4.94%) Malware Analyst
11 19 (4.94%) Security Architect
11 19 (4.94%) Security Engineer
12 18 (4.68%) IT Analyst
13 17 (4.42%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (7.01%) .NET
2 9 (2.34%) Web Services
3 3 (0.78%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.52%) CGI
4 2 (0.52%) HTML
4 2 (0.52%) MSMQ
4 2 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (0.52%) XML
5 1 (0.26%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) Java EE
5 1 (0.26%) LAMP
5 1 (0.26%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.10%) Security Operations Centre
2 61 (15.84%) Management Information System
3 35 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
4 30 (7.79%) Computer Science
5 29 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (5.97%) Data Protection Act
7 21 (5.45%) Cyberthreat
8 15 (3.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 14 (3.64%) Cybercrime
10 12 (3.12%) Data Centre
11 10 (2.60%) Internet of Things
12 8 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.30%) PKI
14 4 (1.04%) CESG
14 4 (1.04%) PMI
15 3 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
15 3 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 3 (0.78%) Online Games
15 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
16 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 156 (40.52%) Windows
2 142 (36.88%) Linux
3 98 (25.45%) Unix
4 13 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.82%) Kali Linux
8 6 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.56%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.30%) CentOS
9 5 (1.30%) Debian
9 5 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.52%) Android
11 2 (0.52%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.52%) HPUX
12 1 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (64.42%) Information Security
2 179 (46.49%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (35.06%) Security Operations
4 133 (34.55%) SIEM
5 109 (28.31%) ITIL
6 72 (18.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 59 (15.32%) Incident Management
8 58 (15.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 57 (14.81%) Security Monitoring
10 55 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
11 54 (14.03%) Computer Security
12 52 (13.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 49 (12.73%) Risk Management
14 48 (12.47%) Threat Intelligence
15 45 (11.69%) Data Protection
15 45 (11.69%) Security Architecture
16 44 (11.43%) Coaching
16 44 (11.43%) Mentoring
17 40 (10.39%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 39 (10.13%) Attack Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.69%) SQL
2 42 (10.91%) Java
3 19 (4.94%) Python
4 14 (3.64%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.38%) C
6 12 (3.12%) Perl
7 9 (2.34%) C#
7 9 (2.34%) Korn
8 8 (2.08%) C++
9 6 (1.56%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.30%) C-shell
10 5 (1.30%) Ruby
11 4 (1.04%) PHP
12 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 304 (78.96%) CISSP
2 210 (54.55%) CISM
3 130 (33.77%) GIAC
4 108 (28.05%) Security Cleared
5 106 (27.53%) GCIA
6 105 (27.27%) GCIH
7 104 (27.01%) CEH
8 98 (25.45%) CISA
9 94 (24.42%) SC Cleared
10 81 (21.04%) Degree
11 56 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
12 52 (13.51%) DV Cleared
13 43 (11.17%) CREST Certified
14 39 (10.13%) CRISC
15 38 (9.87%) Network+ Certification
16 34 (8.83%) GSEC
16 34 (8.83%) SSCP
17 30 (7.79%) GCED
18 29 (7.53%) CNA
18 29 (7.53%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (25.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (17.40%) PCI DSS
3 30 (7.79%) GDPR
4 17 (4.42%) COBIT
5 12 (3.12%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (2.60%) NIST 800
7 9 (2.34%) ISO 22301
7 9 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (1.56%) SLA
9 3 (0.78%) GPG13
9 3 (0.78%) RMADS
9 3 (0.78%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 2 (0.52%) FINRA
10 2 (0.52%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.52%) ISAE 3402
10 2 (0.52%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.26%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 26 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.49%) Snort
3 11 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.82%) vSphere
6 5 (1.30%) pfSense
7 4 (1.04%) NFS
7 4 (1.04%) Samba
8 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (9.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 26 (6.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 25 (6.49%) CSIRT
4 20 (5.19%) Nessus
5 18 (4.68%) Nmap
6 11 (2.86%) Ansible
6 11 (2.86%) Puppet
7 10 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (2.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 9 (2.34%) FortiGate
9 6 (1.56%) QRadar
9 6 (1.56%) RSA enVision
10 4 (1.04%) EnCase
10 4 (1.04%) FTK
10 4 (1.04%) Nagios
10 4 (1.04%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.78%) Endace
12 2 (0.52%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 2 (0.52%) SCCM
13 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 41 (10.65%) LogRhythm
3 34 (8.83%) ArcSight
4 30 (7.79%) Cisco
5 27 (7.01%) Oracle
6 26 (6.75%) FireEye
7 21 (5.45%) Sun
8 19 (4.94%) CheckPoint
9 17 (4.42%) Splunk
10 15 (3.90%) Dell
11 13 (3.38%) McAfee
12 12 (3.12%) AlienVault
12 12 (3.12%) SonicWALL
13 11 (2.86%) IBM
13 11 (2.86%) Palo Alto
13 11 (2.86%) ServiceNow
13 11 (2.86%) VMware
14 10 (2.60%) HP
14 10 (2.60%) Juniper
14 10 (2.60%) Symantec
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum circa £60,000 plus bens
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London
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 25% bonus + 10% pension
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London
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Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 25% bonus + 10% pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible working, exc pen, bonus
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Manchester
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