Period
to 26 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Security Patching skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Patching over the 6 months to 26 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Patching
UK
6 months to
26 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 833 614 894
Rank change year-on-year -219 +280 +18
Permanent jobs citing Security Patching 229 104 185
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 171 85 139
10th Percentile £25,125 £29,710 £27,350
25th Percentile £33,188 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +12.50% -13.04%
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £50,625
90th Percentile £82,500 £63,750 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £35,250
% change year-on-year - +20.57% -17.06%

Security Patching is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 122,279 50,484 125,788
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 94.34% 92.87% 92.58%
Number of salaries quoted 81,214 42,368 100,870
10th Percentile £33,000 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +2.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

Security Patching
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Patching as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Patching in the UK

Security Patching
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Patching.

Salary trend for Security Patching in the UK

Security Patching
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Patching over the 6 months to 26 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Security Patching in the UK

Security Patching
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Patching within the UK over the 6 months to 26 November 2021. 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 -215 191 £47,500 - 35
UK excluding London -153 141 £42,500 - 27
London -203 72 £57,500 +17.35% 9
Midlands -72 55 £42,500 -5.56% 3
Work from Home -221 55 £51,250 +13.89% 5
East Midlands -39 35 £47,500 -9.52% 1
North of England -110 25 £42,500 +6.25% 13
West Midlands -80 20 £28,500 -22.31% 2
South East -155 20 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Wales -43 15 £25,000 -42.53% 1
East of England -95 15 £36,000 -48.57% 2
Yorkshire -84 14 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Scotland -62 7 £40,000 -3.61%
South West -79 6 £56,250 +36.74% 3
North East - 6 £25,250 -
North West - 5 £67,750 - 3

For the 6 months to 26 November 2021, IT jobs citing Security Patching 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 Security Patching.

1 128 (55.90%) Windows
2 124 (54.15%) Microsoft
3 85 (37.12%) Active Directory
4 75 (32.75%) Windows 10
5 66 (28.82%) SLA
6 62 (27.07%) ITIL
7 60 (26.20%) Azure
8 59 (25.76%) Windows Server
9 56 (24.45%) LAN
10 55 (24.02%) Windows Server 2016
10 55 (24.02%) Social Skills
11 54 (23.58%) Firewall
12 53 (23.14%) VMware
12 53 (23.14%) VPN
12 53 (23.14%) DNS
13 52 (22.71%) WAN
13 52 (22.71%) SCCM
14 50 (21.83%) VMware Infrastructure
15 49 (21.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 49 (21.40%) Linux
16 47 (20.52%) Microsoft 365
17 45 (19.65%) PowerShell
17 45 (19.65%) Windows Server 2019
18 43 (18.78%) DHCP
19 42 (18.34%) ServiceNow
20 40 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 39 (17.03%) Cisco
22 36 (15.72%) Incident Management
23 34 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
24 33 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery

Security Patching
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 18 (7.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (4.37%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.49%) IIS
5 7 (3.06%) Apache
6 5 (2.18%) Confluence
6 5 (2.18%) nginx
7 2 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.87%) CloudStack
7 2 (0.87%) Jetty
7 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.44%) SAS
8 1 (0.44%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (13.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Magento
2 1 (0.44%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 60 (26.20%) Azure
2 47 (20.52%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (10.92%) AWS
4 19 (8.30%) Power Platform
5 18 (7.86%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (5.68%) AWS Direct Connect
6 13 (5.68%) SaaS
7 11 (4.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (3.93%) OneDrive
9 7 (3.06%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (3.06%) IaaS
9 7 (3.06%) Power Automate
10 6 (2.62%) GCP
10 6 (2.62%) PowerApps
11 5 (2.18%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.75%) PaaS
13 2 (0.87%) GitHub
13 2 (0.87%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.45%) LAN
2 54 (23.58%) Firewall
3 53 (23.14%) DNS
3 53 (23.14%) VPN
4 52 (22.71%) WAN
5 43 (18.78%) DHCP
6 24 (10.48%) Broadband
7 23 (10.04%) TCP/IP
8 18 (7.86%) BGP
9 17 (7.42%) SAN
10 16 (6.99%) IPsec
10 16 (6.99%) SSL
10 16 (6.99%) Wireless
11 15 (6.55%) VLAN
12 14 (6.11%) Network Security
12 14 (6.11%) OSPF
13 13 (5.68%) IPv6
13 13 (5.68%) SNMP
14 12 (5.24%) MPLS
15 11 (4.80%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.55%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.68%) OLTP
4 12 (5.24%) OLAP
5 11 (4.80%) MariaDB
6 7 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (2.62%) Power BI
7 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (2.18%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.75%) MySQL
10 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2019
11 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (6.55%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.24%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.06%) JIRA
4 5 (2.18%) Visual Studio Code
5 3 (1.31%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.31%) Maven
6 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.87%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.87%) Gradle
7 1 (0.44%) Ant
7 1 (0.44%) GitLab
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.44%) Selenium
7 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 55 (24.02%) Social Skills
2 25 (10.92%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.42%) Law
4 12 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.80%) Advertising
5 11 (4.80%) Finance
6 8 (3.49%) Retail
7 4 (1.75%) Automotive
7 4 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.31%) French Language
9 2 (0.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (0.87%) Legal
9 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.87%) Publishing
10 1 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.44%) Environmental Health
10 1 (0.44%) Games
10 1 (0.44%) Military
10 1 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 38 (16.59%) Analyst
2 32 (13.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (10.92%) IT Support
4 16 (6.99%) Support Engineer
5 15 (6.55%) Service Desk Technician
6 14 (6.11%) Administrator
6 14 (6.11%) IT Analyst
7 13 (5.68%) IT Engineer
7 13 (5.68%) IT Support Technician
7 13 (5.68%) IT Technician
7 13 (5.68%) Support Technician
8 12 (5.24%) Service Analyst
8 12 (5.24%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (5.24%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (4.80%) DBA
9 11 (4.80%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.80%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.93%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
11 8 (3.49%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.18%) .NET
1 5 (2.18%) LAMP
1 5 (2.18%) LAPP Stack
1 5 (2.18%) LEMP Stack
1 5 (2.18%) Web Services
2 3 (1.31%) Node.js
2 3 (1.31%) REST
3 2 (0.87%) CSS
3 2 (0.87%) Express
3 2 (0.87%) GraphQL
3 2 (0.87%) NestJS
3 2 (0.87%) Node-RED
3 2 (0.87%) React
3 2 (0.87%) SOAP
3 2 (0.87%) Yocto
4 1 (0.44%) J2EE
4 1 (0.44%) Middleware
4 1 (0.44%) OpenEmbedded
4 1 (0.44%) SonicMQ
4 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.97%) Management Information System
2 27 (11.79%) Clustering
3 18 (7.86%) Data Centre
4 13 (5.68%) User Experience
5 11 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (3.49%) CMDB
6 8 (3.49%) Fat Client
6 8 (3.49%) Thin Client
7 7 (3.06%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.06%) Replication
8 6 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.62%) Smartphone
8 6 (2.62%) Social Media
9 5 (2.18%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.31%) iPhone
12 2 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.87%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 128 (55.90%) Windows
2 75 (32.75%) Windows 10
3 59 (25.76%) Windows Server
4 55 (24.02%) Windows Server 2016
5 49 (21.40%) Linux
5 49 (21.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (19.65%) Windows Server 2019
7 26 (11.35%) CentOS
8 19 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.49%) Ubuntu
11 7 (3.06%) Unix
11 7 (3.06%) Windows 7
12 5 (2.18%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.75%) Android
13 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.87%) Debian
14 2 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.07%) ITIL
2 40 (17.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 36 (15.72%) Incident Management
4 34 (14.85%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (14.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 31 (13.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 31 (13.54%) Cybersecurity
7 30 (13.10%) High Availability
8 26 (11.35%) Change Management
9 23 (10.04%) Migration
10 21 (9.17%) DevOps
11 20 (8.73%) Performance Tuning
12 19 (8.30%) Information Security
13 18 (7.86%) Configuration Management
14 17 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (7.42%) Capacity Management
14 17 (7.42%) Project Delivery
14 17 (7.42%) Time Management
15 16 (6.99%) Patch Management
15 16 (6.99%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.65%) PowerShell
2 27 (11.79%) SQL
3 26 (11.35%) Python
4 6 (2.62%) C#
5 5 (2.18%) C
5 5 (2.18%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.75%) Java
7 3 (1.31%) Perl
7 3 (1.31%) PHP
8 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.87%) Rust
8 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.87%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.44%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.44%) Ruby
9 1 (0.44%) Scala
9 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (13.54%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (13.10%) Degree
3 28 (12.23%) MCP
4 24 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (10.04%) CCNA
6 15 (6.55%) CCNP
7 13 (5.68%) MCSE
8 11 (4.80%) MCSA
9 9 (3.93%) CEH
9 9 (3.93%) CISSP
10 8 (3.49%) A+ Certification
10 8 (3.49%) CISA
10 8 (3.49%) CISMP
10 8 (3.49%) CompTIA Security+
10 8 (3.49%) Security Cleared
10 8 (3.49%) SSCP
11 6 (2.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.75%) CCENT
12 4 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (28.82%) SLA
2 26 (11.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (4.37%) NIST
4 8 (3.49%) GDPR
4 8 (3.49%) PCI DSS
5 5 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (2.18%) QA
6 2 (0.87%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.44%) NCSC
System Software
1 85 (37.12%) Active Directory
2 50 (21.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.48%) vSphere
4 22 (9.61%) Hyper-V
5 14 (6.11%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (5.24%) iptables
7 10 (4.37%) XenApp
8 7 (3.06%) BitLocker
8 7 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (2.62%) Docker
10 5 (2.18%) Firmware
10 5 (2.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.31%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle Clusterware
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 52 (22.71%) SCCM
2 26 (11.35%) Ansible
3 18 (7.86%) WSUS
4 16 (6.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (6.55%) Failover Clustering
6 14 (6.11%) Puppet
6 14 (6.11%) ZABBIX
7 13 (5.68%) Icinga
8 12 (5.24%) Terraform
9 9 (3.93%) vCenter Server
10 8 (3.49%) CASB
10 8 (3.49%) Kubernetes
10 8 (3.49%) NetBackup
11 7 (3.06%) Grafana
11 7 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (3.06%) SCSM
12 6 (2.62%) Nagios
12 6 (2.62%) Nessus
12 6 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (2.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 124 (54.15%) Microsoft
2 53 (23.14%) VMware
3 42 (18.34%) ServiceNow
4 39 (17.03%) Cisco
5 22 (9.61%) Citrix
6 19 (8.30%) Red Hat
7 18 (7.86%) Veritas
8 16 (6.99%) Veeam
9 13 (5.68%) SolarWinds
10 12 (5.24%) Dell
11 10 (4.37%) Google
12 9 (3.93%) HP
13 7 (3.06%) Huawei
13 7 (3.06%) RedGate
14 6 (2.62%) Nokia
15 5 (2.18%) Atlassian
15 5 (2.18%) BMC
15 5 (2.18%) SOTI
16 4 (1.75%) IBM
16 4 (1.75%) Siemens