Period
to 18 February 2018

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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 757 896
Rank change year-on-year +21 +139 +261
Permanent jobs citing SANS 481 449 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.26% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.01% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 364 328 330
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% -4.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £39,825 £41,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,000 £54,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -1.85% -6.09% +15.00%

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 41,162 44,406 58,342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.63% 25.43% 27.69%
Number of salaries quoted 31,917 35,148 46,519
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 18 February 2018.

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 18 February 2018. 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 +13 469 £57,500 -4.17% 26
London +56 262 £72,500 +7.41% 16
UK excluding London -22 205 £53,000 -1.85% 11
South East -19 63 £55,000 - 2
North of England +45 56 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West +16 37 £55,000 +4.76%
East of England +21 34 £50,000 +11.11% 4
South West -44 32 £45,000 -18.18% 1
Yorkshire +31 19 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Midlands -10 18 £60,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands -8 10 £42,000 -16.00% 2
East Midlands +29 8 £60,000 -22.58%
Scotland -34 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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.

1 334 (69.44%) CISSP
2 234 (48.65%) Cybersecurity
3 221 (45.95%) Information Security
4 188 (39.09%) CISM
5 186 (38.67%) SIEM
6 181 (37.63%) Windows
7 178 (37.01%) Firewall
8 176 (36.59%) GIAC
9 140 (29.11%) Linux
10 134 (27.86%) Finance
11 132 (27.44%) CISA
12 130 (27.03%) Penetration Testing
13 123 (25.57%) OWASP
14 114 (23.70%) CEH
15 108 (22.45%) Unix
15 108 (22.45%) Security Operations
16 102 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 97 (20.17%) TCP/IP
18 93 (19.33%) Management Information System
19 92 (19.13%) SSCP
20 91 (18.92%) Microsoft
21 87 (18.09%) CSSLP
22 80 (16.63%) Security Architecture
22 80 (16.63%) CompTIA Security+
23 79 (16.42%) ITIL
24 76 (15.80%) Cisco Certification
25 74 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
26 70 (14.55%) Network Security
26 70 (14.55%) PCI DSS
27 66 (13.72%) Cisco

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 28 (5.82%) IIS
2 21 (4.37%) WebSphere
3 13 (2.70%) Apache
4 9 (1.87%) Apache Pig
5 4 (0.83%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.42%) JBoss
6 2 (0.42%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.20%) Office 365
2 23 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (3.53%) Mimecast
5 16 (3.33%) SaaS
6 15 (3.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.83%) IaaS
8 4 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 178 (37.01%) Firewall
2 97 (20.17%) TCP/IP
3 70 (14.55%) Network Security
4 59 (12.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 35 (7.28%) VPN
6 29 (6.03%) Internet
7 20 (4.16%) Wireless
8 19 (3.95%) SNMP
9 17 (3.53%) DKIM
9 17 (3.53%) DMARC
9 17 (3.53%) SSL
10 14 (2.91%) FCoE
11 13 (2.70%) HTTP
12 11 (2.29%) SAN
13 10 (2.08%) DNS
14 9 (1.87%) PPP
14 9 (1.87%) VoIP
15 8 (1.66%) MPLS
15 8 (1.66%) SMTP
16 7 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.99%) Big Data
3 18 (3.74%) MySQL
4 9 (1.87%) Apache Hive
4 9 (1.87%) Hadoop
5 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.21%) GIS
6 1 (0.21%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 22 (4.57%) JIRA
2 20 (4.16%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.91%) Redmine
4 11 (2.29%) Metasploit
5 8 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (1.66%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.66%) CodeSonar
5 8 (1.66%) git-flow
5 8 (1.66%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.66%) Robot Framework
5 8 (1.66%) Selenium
6 5 (1.04%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.83%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.21%) AppScan
8 1 (0.21%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.21%) OllyDbg
8 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.21%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.21%) Xcode
General
1 134 (27.86%) Finance
2 35 (7.28%) Banking
3 32 (6.65%) Legal
4 21 (4.37%) Private Banking
5 16 (3.33%) Games
6 8 (1.66%) Marketing
6 8 (1.66%) Retail
7 7 (1.46%) Law
8 6 (1.25%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.83%) Local Government
9 4 (0.83%) Military
9 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.62%) Advertising
10 3 (0.62%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.42%) Digital Economy
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 128 (26.61%) Analyst
2 93 (19.33%) Security Analyst
2 93 (19.33%) Security Engineer
3 45 (9.36%) Tester
4 44 (9.15%) Penetration Tester
5 40 (8.32%) Architect
5 40 (8.32%) Security Architect
6 33 (6.86%) Information Analyst
7 32 (6.65%) Information Security Analyst
8 30 (6.24%) Consultant
9 28 (5.82%) IT Manager
10 27 (5.61%) Security Manager
11 24 (4.99%) Security Consultant
12 23 (4.78%) Infrastructure Manager
13 22 (4.57%) Security Specialist
13 22 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (4.37%) Finance Manager
14 21 (4.37%) SOC Analyst
15 18 (3.74%) Senior Penetration Tester
15 18 (3.74%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.57%) .NET
2 21 (4.37%) MSMQ
2 21 (4.37%) REST
2 21 (4.37%) WebSphere MQ
3 18 (3.74%) Java EE
4 13 (2.70%) STL
5 10 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 9 (1.87%) Web Services
7 8 (1.66%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.66%) Django
7 8 (1.66%) LAMP
7 8 (1.66%) Node.js
7 8 (1.66%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (1.66%) SOAP
7 8 (1.66%) Spring MVC
8 7 (1.46%) WCF
9 5 (1.04%) CSS
9 5 (1.04%) HTML
10 4 (0.83%) Gherkin
10 4 (0.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 93 (19.33%) Management Information System
2 44 (9.15%) Security Operations Centre
3 43 (8.94%) Cyber Defence
3 43 (8.94%) Cyberthreat
4 33 (6.86%) PKI
5 32 (6.65%) Computer Science
6 28 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (3.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 12 (2.49%) Data Centre
9 11 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 11 (2.29%) Fintech
10 9 (1.87%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.87%) Cyberattack
10 9 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.66%) Reinsurance
12 7 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.04%) CESG
13 5 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
14 4 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 181 (37.63%) Windows
2 140 (29.11%) Linux
3 108 (22.45%) Unix
4 40 (8.32%) Windows Server
5 23 (4.78%) Android
5 23 (4.78%) Apple iOS
6 13 (2.70%) Kali Linux
7 9 (1.87%) FreeBSD
7 9 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.66%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.25%) CentOS
9 6 (1.25%) Debian
9 6 (1.25%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.62%) VMS
11 3 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (48.65%) Cybersecurity
2 221 (45.95%) Information Security
3 186 (38.67%) SIEM
4 130 (27.03%) Penetration Testing
5 123 (25.57%) OWASP
6 108 (22.45%) Security Operations
7 80 (16.63%) Security Architecture
8 79 (16.42%) ITIL
9 74 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 61 (12.68%) Ethical Hacking
11 59 (12.27%) Risk Management
12 56 (11.64%) Agile Software Development
13 49 (10.19%) Data Loss Prevention
13 49 (10.19%) Threat Modelling
14 48 (9.98%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 47 (9.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 43 (8.94%) Threat Intelligence
17 42 (8.73%) Incident Management
18 41 (8.52%) Vulnerability Management
19 40 (8.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (11.43%) Java
2 53 (11.02%) Python
3 50 (10.40%) C
4 43 (8.94%) SQL
5 42 (8.73%) C++
6 39 (8.11%) C#
7 34 (7.07%) Bash Shell
8 26 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 22 (4.57%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.74%) Shell Script
11 15 (3.12%) PHP
12 14 (2.91%) Korn
12 14 (2.91%) Objective-C
13 11 (2.29%) Perl
14 10 (2.08%) Ruby
15 1 (0.21%) Go
Qualifications
1 334 (69.44%) CISSP
2 188 (39.09%) CISM
3 176 (36.59%) GIAC
4 132 (27.44%) CISA
5 114 (23.70%) CEH
6 92 (19.13%) SSCP
7 87 (18.09%) CSSLP
8 80 (16.63%) CompTIA Security+
9 76 (15.80%) Cisco Certification
10 65 (13.51%) Security Cleared
11 63 (13.10%) CREST Certified
11 63 (13.10%) GCIH
12 56 (11.64%) Degree
13 54 (11.23%) CCNA
14 48 (9.98%) GCIA
15 46 (9.56%) OSCP
16 39 (8.11%) CRISC
16 39 (8.11%) SC Cleared
17 38 (7.90%) Network+ Certification
18 34 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (21.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 70 (14.55%) PCI DSS
3 40 (8.32%) GDPR
4 27 (5.61%) COBIT
5 18 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (3.74%) HIPAA
6 15 (3.12%) GCP
7 14 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (2.08%) NIST 800
9 6 (1.25%) ISAE 3402
9 6 (1.25%) ISO 31000
9 6 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.04%) ISO 9001
10 5 (1.04%) QA
10 5 (1.04%) RMADS
11 4 (0.83%) MiFID
12 3 (0.62%) GPG13
12 3 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.62%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 31 (6.44%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.82%) Snort
3 15 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (3.12%) VMware NSX
4 14 (2.91%) NFS
4 14 (2.91%) Samba
4 14 (2.91%) vSphere
5 12 (2.49%) Docker
5 12 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.25%) pfSense
8 2 (0.42%) Firmware
8 2 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (5.61%) Nessus
2 23 (4.78%) Puppet
3 22 (4.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 18 (3.74%) RSA enVision
5 17 (3.53%) Nagios
6 16 (3.33%) QRadar
7 15 (3.12%) CSIRT
7 15 (3.12%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (3.12%) Single Sign-On
7 15 (3.12%) WebInspect
8 14 (2.91%) Ansible
8 14 (2.91%) vCenter Server
9 12 (2.49%) RSA Security Analytics
10 10 (2.08%) FortiGate
10 10 (2.08%) SCOM
11 9 (1.87%) Juniper STRM
11 9 (1.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (1.66%) Salt
13 6 (1.25%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 91 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 66 (13.72%) Cisco
3 40 (8.32%) Symantec
4 38 (7.90%) Sophos
5 36 (7.48%) VMware
6 34 (7.07%) McAfee
7 33 (6.86%) CheckPoint
8 27 (5.61%) Palo Alto
9 25 (5.20%) Sourcefire
10 24 (4.99%) HP
11 21 (4.37%) LogRhythm
12 20 (4.16%) Forcepoint
12 20 (4.16%) Juniper
13 19 (3.95%) Red Hat
13 19 (3.95%) SolarWinds
13 19 (3.95%) Splunk
14 18 (3.74%) Sun
15 16 (3.33%) NetApp
15 16 (3.33%) Qualys
16 15 (3.12%) Veracode