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 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 633 745 862
Rank change year-on-year +112 +117  
Permanent jobs citing SANS 229 202 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.099%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.07% 0.71% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 158 165 86
Median salary £60,000 £60,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £72,750
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £53,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.32% +13.15%  

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 21325 28380 30995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.73% 27.28% 27.56%
Number of salaries quoted 16767 22842 24281
Median salary £45,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.21% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +108 224 £60,000 - 19
London +109 128 £62,500 -10.71% 10
South West +23 27 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Bristol +1 23 £42,500 -19.04%
South East +60 21 £55,000 -4.34% 2
City of London +54 21 £62,500 -9.09% 4
Canary Wharf - 15 £65,000 -
West Midlands +38 12 £62,500 -19.35% 1
East of England +15 12 £47,500 -
Hertfordshire +20 11 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 10 £55,000 -
Milton Keynes - 10 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +31 9 £71,250 +58.33% 1
West Yorkshire +20 9 £71,250 +58.33% 1
North West -21 9 £43,750 -36.36% 3
St Albans - 9 £47,500 -
Leeds +22 7 £70,000 +55.55% 1
Hampshire +23 5 £33,500 -41.73% 1
Berkshire +18 5 £75,000 +46.34% 1
Scotland +15 5 - -
Shropshire +12 4 - -
Telford +4 4 - -
Edinburgh +7 3 - -
Gloucestershire +6 3 £60,000 -14.28%
Coventry - 3 £65,000 -
Glasgow +14 2 - -
Bracknell +12 2 - -
Cheshire -2 2 £60,000 +26.31%
Manchester -13 2 £42,500 -39.28% 3
Warrington - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 345 (80.05%) CISSP
2 284 (65.89%) Information Security
3 242 (56.15%) Cybersecurity
4 231 (53.60%) CISM
5 173 (40.14%) GIAC
6 168 (38.98%) Windows
7 152 (35.27%) Linux
8 150 (34.80%) SIEM
9 141 (32.71%) Security Operations
10 128 (29.70%) Security Cleared
10 128 (29.70%) CEH
11 124 (28.77%) Firewall
12 113 (26.22%) GCIH
13 112 (25.99%) Finance
14 111 (25.75%) GCIA
15 108 (25.06%) Degree
16 104 (24.13%) ITIL
17 103 (23.90%) SC Cleared
18 102 (23.67%) CISA
19 98 (22.74%) Unix
20 92 (21.35%) Intrusion Detection
21 87 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
22 86 (19.95%) TCP/IP
23 84 (19.49%) Vulnerability Management
24 80 (18.56%) Network Security
25 79 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
26 66 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
26 66 (15.31%) Security Operations Centre
27 65 (15.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
28 64 (14.85%) DV 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 12 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.16%) Apache Pig
3 4 (0.93%) Apache
4 3 (0.70%) IIS
5 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (5.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.16%) Sumo Logic
4 4 (0.93%) SaaS
5 3 (0.70%) Office 365
6 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.46%) IaaS
6 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (28.77%) Firewall
2 92 (21.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 86 (19.95%) TCP/IP
4 80 (18.56%) Network Security
5 27 (6.26%) HTTP
6 22 (5.10%) Internet
7 21 (4.87%) Wireshark
8 18 (4.18%) HTTPS
9 11 (2.55%) SNMP
10 10 (2.32%) DNS
11 9 (2.09%) DHCP
11 9 (2.09%) VPN
12 6 (1.39%) FTP
12 6 (1.39%) ICMP
12 6 (1.39%) IPv4
12 6 (1.39%) IPv6
12 6 (1.39%) LAN
12 6 (1.39%) POP3
12 6 (1.39%) SMTP
12 6 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.25%) Big Data
2 6 (1.39%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.16%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.70%) MySQL
4 3 (0.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (4.41%) Burp Suite
2 15 (3.48%) AppScan
2 15 (3.48%) Paros
2 15 (3.48%) WebScarab
3 7 (1.62%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.93%) JIRA
5 2 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.46%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.46%) CodeSonar
5 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.46%) git-flow
5 2 (0.46%) Redmine
5 2 (0.46%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.46%) Selenium
General
1 112 (25.99%) Finance
2 36 (8.35%) Legal
3 28 (6.50%) Banking
4 19 (4.41%) German Language
4 19 (4.41%) Marketing
5 17 (3.94%) Dutch Language
5 17 (3.94%) French Language
5 17 (3.94%) Italian Language
5 17 (3.94%) Spanish Language
6 15 (3.48%) Games
7 9 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.62%) Retail
9 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.70%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.46%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 213 (49.42%) Analyst
2 122 (28.31%) Security Analyst
3 62 (14.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 60 (13.92%) SOC Analyst
5 50 (11.60%) Consultant
6 48 (11.14%) Senior Analyst
7 41 (9.51%) Security Manager
8 39 (9.05%) Security Consultant
9 33 (7.66%) Architect
10 29 (6.73%) SIEM Analyst
11 24 (5.57%) Information Analyst
11 24 (5.57%) Information Security Analyst
11 24 (5.57%) Senior Manager
11 24 (5.57%) Senior Security Analyst
12 22 (5.10%) Monitoring Analyst
12 22 (5.10%) Security Architect
13 21 (4.87%) IT Analyst
14 20 (4.64%) Malware Analyst
14 20 (4.64%) Security Specialist
15 18 (4.18%) CISSP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.10%) .NET
2 7 (1.62%) Java EE
3 6 (1.39%) STL
4 4 (0.93%) Web Services
5 3 (0.70%) LAMP
5 3 (0.70%) REST
5 3 (0.70%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.70%) SOAP
6 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.46%) Django
6 2 (0.46%) Node.js
6 2 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.46%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.23%) CGI
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) ODBC
7 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.31%) Security Operations Centre
2 61 (14.15%) Management Information System
3 46 (10.67%) Cyber Attack
4 38 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 35 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (6.03%) Data Protection Act
7 22 (5.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 22 (5.10%) Data Centre
8 16 (3.71%) Cybercrime
9 9 (2.09%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (1.86%) Online Banking
11 6 (1.39%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.39%) PMI
12 5 (1.16%) CESG
13 4 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
14 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.70%) Online Games
15 2 (0.46%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 168 (38.98%) Windows
2 152 (35.27%) Linux
3 98 (22.74%) Unix
4 10 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.86%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.62%) Android
7 4 (0.93%) Kali Linux
7 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.23%) HPUX
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (65.89%) Information Security
2 242 (56.15%) Cybersecurity
3 150 (34.80%) SIEM
4 141 (32.71%) Security Operations
5 104 (24.13%) ITIL
6 84 (19.49%) Vulnerability Management
7 66 (15.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 65 (15.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 60 (13.92%) Risk Management
10 57 (13.23%) Penetration Testing
11 56 (12.99%) Incident Management
12 55 (12.76%) Security Monitoring
13 53 (12.30%) Computer Security
14 51 (11.83%) Malware Analysis
15 49 (11.37%) Mentoring
16 47 (10.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 41 (9.51%) Security Architecture
18 40 (9.28%) Risk Assessment
18 40 (9.28%) Threat Intelligence
19 37 (8.58%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 50 (11.60%) SQL
2 30 (6.96%) Java
3 17 (3.94%) C
4 14 (3.25%) Python
5 13 (3.02%) PowerShell
6 11 (2.55%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.09%) C#
8 8 (1.86%) C++
9 6 (1.39%) Objective-C
9 6 (1.39%) Perl
10 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.93%) PHP
11 2 (0.46%) Korn
11 2 (0.46%) VB
12 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 345 (80.05%) CISSP
2 231 (53.60%) CISM
3 173 (40.14%) GIAC
4 128 (29.70%) CEH
4 128 (29.70%) Security Cleared
5 113 (26.22%) GCIH
6 111 (25.75%) GCIA
7 108 (25.06%) Degree
8 103 (23.90%) SC Cleared
9 102 (23.67%) CISA
10 87 (20.19%) Cisco Certification
11 64 (14.85%) DV Cleared
12 49 (11.37%) Network+ Certification
13 48 (11.14%) SSCP
14 44 (10.21%) CCNP
15 40 (9.28%) CREST Certified
16 35 (8.12%) CCNA
17 30 (6.96%) GSEC
18 29 (6.73%) GCED
19 28 (6.50%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (11.60%) PCI DSS
3 18 (4.18%) COBIT
4 12 (2.78%) GDPR
5 8 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (1.62%) SSAE 16
7 6 (1.39%) SLA
8 3 (0.70%) GPG13
8 3 (0.70%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 2 (0.46%) FINRA
9 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.46%) RMADS
9 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.23%) ISO27002
System Software
1 26 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.80%) Snort
3 14 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.16%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.16%) vSphere
5 4 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.46%) Docker
6 2 (0.46%) NFS
6 2 (0.46%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (9.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 32 (7.42%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 30 (6.96%) CSIRT
4 29 (6.73%) Nessus
5 18 (4.18%) Nmap
6 12 (2.78%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 11 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (2.55%) QRadar
8 10 (2.32%) Endace
9 5 (1.16%) EnCase
9 5 (1.16%) logstash
9 5 (1.16%) RSA enVision
9 5 (1.16%) WMI
10 4 (0.93%) FTK
10 4 (0.93%) Puppet
11 3 (0.70%) Ansible
11 3 (0.70%) WSUS
12 2 (0.46%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.46%) Nagios
12 2 (0.46%) Salt
Vendors
1 47 (10.90%) LogRhythm
2 46 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 45 (10.44%) ArcSight
4 39 (9.05%) Cisco
5 32 (7.42%) Oracle
6 27 (6.26%) FireEye
7 21 (4.87%) Intel Security
7 21 (4.87%) Sun
8 18 (4.18%) Splunk
9 16 (3.71%) IBM
10 13 (3.02%) HP
11 12 (2.78%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.78%) ServiceNow
12 11 (2.55%) AlienVault
12 11 (2.55%) Dell
12 11 (2.55%) Juniper
13 9 (2.09%) Forcepoint
13 9 (2.09%) Fujitsu
13 9 (2.09%) LogLogic
13 9 (2.09%) Qualys
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60000 - 90000 + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Michael Page International
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + exc benefits/ pen/ bonus/ flex work
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Michael Page International
Salary: £63000 - £85000 per annum + car, flex working, exc pen/ hol
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Michael Page International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Flexible working, exc pen, bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Modis International
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Pixel Hires
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + benefits!
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
CGI
Salary: £45000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
London
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Wipro
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
Security Alliance
Posted: 26 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £34,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago