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 23 May 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 698 748 853
Rank change year-on-year +50 +105  
Permanent jobs citing SANS 165 191 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.71% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 115 158 97
Median salary £62,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.63% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,500 £91,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  

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 20985 26732 29771
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.64% 27.14% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16369 21503 23355
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 £75,000 £69,000 £70,000
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 23 May 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 23 May 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 +45 162 £62,500 +9.64% 16
London +54 81 £62,500 -3.84% 7
South West +17 27 £42,500 -19.04%
Bristol +3 21 £42,500 -15.00%
City of London +31 12 £62,500 -3.84%
East of England +5 12 £47,500 -9.52% 1
North West -25 12 £52,500 -25.00% 3
Canary Wharf - 11 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire +11 10 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +24 9 £62,500 +38.88% 2
Yorkshire +21 9 £62,500 +38.88% 2
South East +43 8 £80,000 +45.45% 1
Berkshire +21 8 £80,000 +39.13%
West Midlands +15 8 £65,000 -16.12% 2
St Albans - 8 £47,500 -
Leeds +15 7 £62,500 +38.88% 2
Manchester -24 6 £43,750 -37.50% 3
Shropshire +10 3 - -
Telford +9 3 - -
Scotland +8 3 - -
Gloucestershire 0 3 £60,000 -
Coventry - 3 £65,000 -
Reading +19 2 - -
Glasgow +18 2 - -
Cheshire -17 2 £60,000 +26.31%
Wiltshire - 2 £55,000 -
North East - 2 £30,000 -
Warrington - 2 £60,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £30,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 315 (79.15%) CISSP
2 264 (66.33%) Information Security
3 218 (54.77%) CISM
4 211 (53.02%) Cybersecurity
5 159 (39.95%) Windows
6 154 (38.69%) GIAC
7 148 (37.19%) SIEM
8 141 (35.43%) Linux
9 135 (33.92%) Security Operations
10 115 (28.89%) Security Cleared
11 113 (28.39%) GCIH
12 112 (28.14%) GCIA
12 112 (28.14%) CEH
13 109 (27.39%) Finance
14 105 (26.38%) Firewall
15 104 (26.13%) ITIL
16 99 (24.87%) Unix
16 99 (24.87%) CISA
16 99 (24.87%) SC Cleared
17 97 (24.37%) Degree
18 88 (22.11%) Intrusion Detection
19 86 (21.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 82 (20.60%) TCP/IP
21 77 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
22 75 (18.84%) Network Security
23 70 (17.59%) Cisco Certification
24 67 (16.83%) Security Operations Centre
25 66 (16.58%) Management Information System
26 63 (15.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
27 61 (15.33%) 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 12 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.26%) Apache
3 4 (1.01%) IIS
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (5.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.01%) SaaS
4 3 (0.75%) Office 365
4 3 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
5 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.50%) IaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (26.38%) Firewall
2 88 (22.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 82 (20.60%) TCP/IP
4 75 (18.84%) Network Security
5 28 (7.04%) Internet
6 22 (5.53%) Wireshark
7 21 (5.28%) HTTP
8 17 (4.27%) HTTPS
9 10 (2.51%) SNMP
10 7 (1.76%) DNS
10 7 (1.76%) LAN
10 7 (1.76%) WAN
11 6 (1.51%) DHCP
11 6 (1.51%) VPN
12 5 (1.26%) Wireless
13 4 (1.01%) MPLS
13 4 (1.01%) SAN
13 4 (1.01%) VLAN
13 4 (1.01%) Wireless Security
14 3 (0.75%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.01%) Big Data
2 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.25%) MySQL
3 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (4.27%) Burp Suite
2 13 (3.27%) Paros
2 13 (3.27%) WebScarab
3 12 (3.02%) AppScan
4 7 (1.76%) Metasploit
5 3 (0.75%) JIRA
5 3 (0.75%) Redmine
6 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 109 (27.39%) Finance
2 37 (9.30%) Legal
3 23 (5.78%) Banking
4 19 (4.77%) German Language
5 17 (4.27%) Dutch Language
5 17 (4.27%) French Language
5 17 (4.27%) Italian Language
5 17 (4.27%) Spanish Language
6 16 (4.02%) Marketing
7 10 (2.51%) Games
8 7 (1.76%) Retail
8 7 (1.76%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.75%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.25%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (49.25%) Analyst
2 113 (28.39%) Security Analyst
3 62 (15.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 57 (14.32%) SOC Analyst
5 49 (12.31%) Consultant
6 45 (11.31%) Security Manager
7 42 (10.55%) Senior Analyst
8 40 (10.05%) Security Consultant
9 29 (7.29%) Architect
10 28 (7.04%) SIEM Analyst
11 24 (6.03%) Senior Manager
12 22 (5.53%) Monitoring Analyst
12 22 (5.53%) Security Architect
13 20 (5.03%) Malware Analyst
14 19 (4.77%) IT Analyst
15 18 (4.52%) Incident Manager
15 18 (4.52%) Information Security Consultant
16 17 (4.27%) Senior Security Analyst
17 16 (4.02%) Information Analyst
17 16 (4.02%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.03%) .NET
2 5 (1.26%) Web Services
3 3 (0.75%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.50%) CGI
4 2 (0.50%) HTML
4 2 (0.50%) XML
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) Java EE
5 1 (0.25%) LAMP
5 1 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.25%) ODBC
5 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.25%) REST
5 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (16.83%) Security Operations Centre
2 66 (16.58%) Management Information System
3 42 (10.55%) Cyber Attack
4 35 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (7.29%) Computer Science
6 24 (6.03%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (4.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 15 (3.77%) Cybercrime
9 14 (3.52%) Data Centre
10 13 (3.27%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.51%) CESG
11 6 (1.51%) PMI
12 5 (1.26%) Internet of Things
13 4 (1.01%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (1.01%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.75%) Online Games
15 2 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 2 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 159 (39.95%) Windows
2 141 (35.43%) Linux
3 99 (24.87%) Unix
4 10 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.01%) Kali Linux
6 4 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.75%) Android
8 2 (0.50%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.50%) HPUX
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (66.33%) Information Security
2 211 (53.02%) Cybersecurity
3 148 (37.19%) SIEM
4 135 (33.92%) Security Operations
5 104 (26.13%) ITIL
6 77 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 63 (15.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 61 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 59 (14.82%) Incident Management
9 59 (14.82%) Security Monitoring
10 55 (13.82%) Risk Management
11 54 (13.57%) Computer Security
12 53 (13.32%) Malware Analysis
13 47 (11.81%) Threat Intelligence
14 45 (11.31%) Mentoring
15 43 (10.80%) Security Architecture
15 43 (10.80%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 41 (10.30%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 39 (9.80%) Attack Monitoring
18 38 (9.55%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.06%) SQL
2 29 (7.29%) Java
3 10 (2.51%) C
3 10 (2.51%) Python
4 9 (2.26%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.01%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.51%) Perl
7 5 (1.26%) C#
8 4 (1.01%) C++
9 3 (0.75%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.75%) Korn
10 2 (0.50%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 315 (79.15%) CISSP
2 218 (54.77%) CISM
3 154 (38.69%) GIAC
4 115 (28.89%) Security Cleared
5 113 (28.39%) GCIH
6 112 (28.14%) CEH
6 112 (28.14%) GCIA
7 99 (24.87%) CISA
7 99 (24.87%) SC Cleared
8 97 (24.37%) Degree
9 70 (17.59%) Cisco Certification
10 59 (14.82%) DV Cleared
11 40 (10.05%) Network+ Certification
12 38 (9.55%) CREST Certified
13 36 (9.05%) CCNP
14 33 (8.29%) SSCP
15 32 (8.04%) GSEC
16 29 (7.29%) GCED
17 27 (6.78%) CRISC
18 26 (6.53%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (21.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (13.82%) PCI DSS
3 16 (4.02%) GDPR
4 15 (3.77%) COBIT
5 9 (2.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (2.26%) ISO27002
6 7 (1.76%) SLA
7 6 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.75%) GPG13
8 3 (0.75%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.75%) RMADS
8 3 (0.75%) SSAE 16
8 3 (0.75%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.50%) FINRA
9 2 (0.50%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (6.78%) Snort
2 25 (6.28%) Active Directory
3 14 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.75%) NFS
5 3 (0.75%) Samba
5 3 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (10.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 30 (7.54%) CSIRT
3 29 (7.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 27 (6.78%) Nessus
5 19 (4.77%) Nmap
6 13 (3.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 11 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (2.51%) QRadar
9 7 (1.76%) Endace
10 6 (1.51%) Ansible
10 6 (1.51%) RSA enVision
11 5 (1.26%) EnCase
11 5 (1.26%) Puppet
12 4 (1.01%) FTK
13 3 (0.75%) logstash
13 3 (0.75%) Nagios
13 3 (0.75%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.75%) WMI
13 3 (0.75%) WSUS
14 2 (0.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 46 (11.56%) LogRhythm
2 40 (10.05%) ArcSight
3 38 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 32 (8.04%) Oracle
5 28 (7.04%) Cisco
6 27 (6.78%) FireEye
7 21 (5.28%) Sun
8 17 (4.27%) Splunk
9 14 (3.52%) McAfee
10 12 (3.02%) AlienVault
10 12 (3.02%) CheckPoint
10 12 (3.02%) HP
10 12 (3.02%) IBM
10 12 (3.02%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.76%) Dell
12 10 (2.51%) LogLogic
13 9 (2.26%) Juniper
13 9 (2.26%) Symantec
14 8 (2.01%) Blue Coat
15 7 (1.76%) Fujitsu
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