Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 885 763 957
Rank change year-on-year -122 +194 +220
Permanent jobs citing SANS 294 496 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.99% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 222 423 307
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,000 £41,250 £39,350
90th Percentile £88,625 £81,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -13.64% -4.35% +27.78%

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 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 42146 50330 59989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.21% 26.34% 27.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32367 40426 47857
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for SANS in the UK

SANS
Top 13 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 21 October 2017. 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 -110 287 £57,500 +2.22% 12
London -5 149 £62,500 - 8
UK excluding London -113 135 £47,500 -13.64% 4
South West -46 47 £45,000 -18.18%
South East -11 33 £80,000 +60.00% 3
North of England +3 31 £54,000 -1.82%
North West -23 19 £47,500 -20.83%
East of England -1 14 £47,500 +2.70%
Yorkshire +27 12 £62,500 +92.31%
Midlands +26 9 £38,500 -30.00% 1
West Midlands +4 8 £38,500 -26.67% 1
Scotland -14 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £100,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 202 (68.71%) CISSP
2 155 (52.72%) Information Security
3 131 (44.56%) Windows
4 130 (44.22%) CISM
5 120 (40.82%) SIEM
6 117 (39.80%) Linux
7 114 (38.78%) Cybersecurity
8 113 (38.44%) Firewall
9 89 (30.27%) Finance
10 86 (29.25%) GIAC
11 85 (28.91%) ITIL
11 85 (28.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 80 (27.21%) TCP/IP
13 78 (26.53%) Security Operations
14 71 (24.15%) CISA
15 70 (23.81%) Unix
16 69 (23.47%) Security Cleared
17 61 (20.75%) GCIA
18 60 (20.41%) CREST Certified
19 58 (19.73%) GCIH
20 55 (18.71%) Cisco
21 53 (18.03%) Threat Intelligence
22 52 (17.69%) Java
23 51 (17.35%) Management Information System
23 51 (17.35%) CRISC
24 50 (17.01%) PCI DSS
24 50 (17.01%) CEH
25 49 (16.67%) Internet
25 49 (16.67%) Security Architecture
26 48 (16.33%) SC Cleared

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 22 (7.48%) IIS
2 15 (5.10%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.38%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (1.70%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.02%) Apache
5 3 (1.02%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.06%) Office 365
4 8 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.34%) GitHub
5 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 113 (38.44%) Firewall
2 80 (27.21%) TCP/IP
3 49 (16.67%) Internet
4 48 (16.33%) Network Security
5 28 (9.52%) Intrusion Detection
6 20 (6.80%) VPN
7 16 (5.44%) WAN
8 15 (5.10%) SNMP
9 13 (4.42%) DHCP
9 13 (4.42%) DNS
10 11 (3.74%) FCoE
10 11 (3.74%) LAN
10 11 (3.74%) VoIP
11 10 (3.40%) SAN
12 9 (3.06%) Wireshark
13 8 (2.72%) HTTP
13 8 (2.72%) Software-Defined Networking
14 6 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (2.04%) HTTPS
14 6 (2.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.36%) Big Data
3 3 (1.02%) Apache Hive
3 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.42%) JIRA
2 11 (3.74%) Redmine
3 9 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.38%) Burp Suite
4 7 (2.38%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.68%) CodeSonar
5 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.68%) git-flow
5 2 (0.68%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.68%) Selenium
6 1 (0.34%) AppScan
6 1 (0.34%) Paros
6 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.34%) WebScarab
6 1 (0.34%) Xcode
General
1 89 (30.27%) Finance
2 24 (8.16%) Banking
3 23 (7.82%) Private Banking
4 13 (4.42%) Legal
5 9 (3.06%) Marketing
6 7 (2.38%) Games
6 7 (2.38%) Retail
7 5 (1.70%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.36%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.02%) Billing
9 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.68%) Digital Economy
10 2 (0.68%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (40.14%) Analyst
2 71 (24.15%) Security Analyst
3 34 (11.56%) SOC Analyst
4 31 (10.54%) Security Engineer
5 29 (9.86%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (8.84%) Consultant
7 24 (8.16%) Information Analyst
7 24 (8.16%) Information Security Analyst
7 24 (8.16%) Security Manager
8 21 (7.14%) IT Engineer
8 21 (7.14%) Security Consultant
9 18 (6.12%) IT Analyst
10 17 (5.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 14 (4.76%) Senior Security Analyst
12 13 (4.42%) Incident Manager
12 13 (4.42%) Information Security Manager
13 12 (4.08%) Cisco Analyst
13 12 (4.08%) Cisco Security Analyst
13 12 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (4.08%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.84%) .NET
2 15 (5.10%) MSMQ
2 15 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
3 11 (3.74%) Web Services
4 8 (2.72%) Java EE
5 7 (2.38%) STL
6 4 (1.36%) REST
7 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.68%) CSS
8 2 (0.68%) Django
8 2 (0.68%) HTML
8 2 (0.68%) LAMP
8 2 (0.68%) Node.js
8 2 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.68%) SOAP
8 2 (0.68%) Spring MVC
8 2 (0.68%) XML
9 1 (0.34%) Ajax
9 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 51 (17.35%) Management Information System
2 46 (15.65%) Cyberthreat
3 35 (11.90%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (5.44%) Computer Science
6 15 (5.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (4.08%) Reinsurance
8 11 (3.74%) Cyber Attack
9 9 (3.06%) Algorithms
9 9 (3.06%) Data Structures
9 9 (3.06%) Internet of Things
10 6 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (2.04%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.70%) PKI
11 5 (1.70%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.70%) Replication
12 4 (1.36%) Fintech
13 3 (1.02%) CESG
13 3 (1.02%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 131 (44.56%) Windows
2 117 (39.80%) Linux
3 70 (23.81%) Unix
4 26 (8.84%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.38%) Kali Linux
7 7 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.38%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.70%) CentOS
8 5 (1.70%) Debian
8 5 (1.70%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.36%) Android
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.02%) VMS
11 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.34%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.34%) HPUX
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (52.72%) Information Security
2 120 (40.82%) SIEM
3 114 (38.78%) Cybersecurity
4 85 (28.91%) ITIL
5 78 (26.53%) Security Operations
6 53 (18.03%) Threat Intelligence
7 49 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 46 (15.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 46 (15.65%) Penetration Testing
9 39 (13.27%) Coaching
10 38 (12.93%) Malware Analysis
11 37 (12.59%) Data Protection
11 37 (12.59%) Service Management
12 34 (11.56%) Mentoring
13 33 (11.22%) Risk Management
14 32 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (9.86%) Ethical Hacking
15 29 (9.86%) Software Engineering
15 29 (9.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 28 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.69%) Java
2 39 (13.27%) Python
3 30 (10.20%) Bash Shell
3 30 (10.20%) C
4 25 (8.50%) SQL
5 23 (7.82%) C++
6 22 (7.48%) C#
7 18 (6.12%) Perl
8 16 (5.44%) Korn
9 12 (4.08%) PHP
10 10 (3.40%) Ruby
11 9 (3.06%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.72%) JavaScript
12 8 (2.72%) Objective-C
13 5 (1.70%) C-shell
14 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 202 (68.71%) CISSP
2 130 (44.22%) CISM
3 86 (29.25%) GIAC
4 71 (24.15%) CISA
5 69 (23.47%) Security Cleared
6 61 (20.75%) GCIA
7 60 (20.41%) CREST Certified
8 58 (19.73%) GCIH
9 51 (17.35%) CRISC
10 50 (17.01%) CEH
11 48 (16.33%) Cisco Certification
11 48 (16.33%) SC Cleared
12 45 (15.31%) DV Cleared
13 38 (12.93%) CCNA
14 35 (11.90%) SSCP
15 34 (11.56%) Degree
16 30 (10.20%) Network+ Certification
17 28 (9.52%) CCNP
18 27 (9.18%) OSCP
19 20 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (28.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (17.01%) PCI DSS
3 46 (15.65%) GDPR
4 30 (10.20%) COBIT
5 18 (6.12%) NIST 800
6 10 (3.40%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (3.06%) ISO 22301
7 9 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (1.36%) ISO 9001
9 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.02%) PA-DSS
9 3 (1.02%) RMADS
9 3 (1.02%) SLA
10 2 (0.68%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.34%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 22 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
2 20 (6.80%) vSphere
3 18 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.08%) VMware NSX
6 11 (3.74%) NFS
6 11 (3.74%) Samba
7 9 (3.06%) Snort
8 5 (1.70%) Firmware
8 5 (1.70%) pfSense
9 3 (1.02%) Docker
10 2 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (9.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 22 (7.48%) Puppet
3 19 (6.46%) Ansible
4 15 (5.10%) Nagios
5 14 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (4.42%) FortiGate
7 11 (3.74%) vCenter Server
8 9 (3.06%) CSIRT
8 9 (3.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 8 (2.72%) Nessus
10 7 (2.38%) Nmap
10 7 (2.38%) SCOM
11 6 (2.04%) QRadar
11 6 (2.04%) WMI
12 4 (1.36%) WebInspect
12 4 (1.36%) ZABBIX
13 3 (1.02%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 3 (1.02%) RSA enVision
13 3 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
13 3 (1.02%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 55 (18.71%) Cisco
2 38 (12.93%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.88%) VMware
4 29 (9.86%) CheckPoint
5 27 (9.18%) Dell
6 20 (6.80%) Blue Coat
7 19 (6.46%) SolarWinds
8 18 (6.12%) McAfee
8 18 (6.12%) Splunk
9 16 (5.44%) FireEye
9 16 (5.44%) Palo Alto
10 13 (4.42%) SonicWALL
11 12 (4.08%) NetApp
12 11 (3.74%) EMC
12 11 (3.74%) LogRhythm
13 10 (3.40%) ArcSight
14 8 (2.72%) Google
14 8 (2.72%) Symantec
15 7 (2.38%) Citrix
15 7 (2.38%) Red Hat