Security Posture
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Security Posture in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Posture over the 6 months to 6 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
6 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 530 623 769
Rank change year-on-year +93 +146 -176
Permanent jobs citing Security Posture 204 507 335
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.41% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 0.95% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 175 246 146
10th Percentile £41,100 £40,625 £37,500
25th Percentile £51,750 £52,500 £43,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £64,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +5.47% -1.54%
75th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £114,500 £110,000 £99,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £54,000 £58,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year -8.09% +23.68% -20.83%

All Generic Skills
UK

Security Posture is in the General and Transferable Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 19,755 53,550 56,307
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 36.85% 43.13% 44.02%
Number of salaries quoted 14,466 30,042 33,625
10th Percentile £33,205 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £64,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.34% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £84,056 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Security Posture
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Posture in the UK

Security Posture
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Posture in the UK

Security Posture
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Posture over the 6 months to 6 December 2023.

Salary histogram for Security Posture in the UK

Security Posture
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Posture within the UK over the 6 months to 6 December 2023. 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
Jobs
England +106 171 £70,000 +2.41% 119
UK excluding London +86 96 £54,000 -8.09% 73
London +161 80 £80,000 +6.67% 57
Work from Home +145 79 £75,000 +8.38% 66
North of England +110 26 £54,000 -20.00% 8
North West +104 22 £54,000 -15.29% 6
Midlands +102 18 £57,500 +4.55% 7
West Midlands +118 16 £56,250 +2.27% 6
South East +112 16 £57,500 -17.86% 30
South West +82 15 £49,923 -4.91% 8
Wales +25 15 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England +97 6 £60,000 +20.00% 14
Yorkshire +72 4 £65,000 -6.07% 2
East Midlands - 2 £60,500 - 1

Security Posture
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.49%) IIS
1 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.49%) Salesforce CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (34.80%) Azure
2 46 (22.55%) AWS
3 28 (13.73%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (5.39%) SaaS
5 9 (4.41%) Entra ID
6 8 (3.92%) Azure Sentinel
6 8 (3.92%) GCP
7 4 (1.96%) GitHub
7 4 (1.96%) PaaS
7 4 (1.96%) WhatsApp
8 3 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.47%) IaaS
8 3 (1.47%) Nutanix
8 3 (1.47%) Serverless
9 2 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.98%) Azure Key Vault
9 2 (0.98%) Azure Logic Apps
9 2 (0.98%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 47 (23.04%) Firewall
2 33 (16.18%) Network Security
3 17 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 17 (8.33%) VPN
4 16 (7.84%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (7.35%) DNS
6 7 (3.43%) DHCP
6 7 (3.43%) Internet
7 5 (2.45%) LAN
8 4 (1.96%) IPv4
8 4 (1.96%) SAN
8 4 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.47%) WAN
9 3 (1.47%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.98%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.98%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (0.98%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.98%) SD-WAN
10 2 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.98%) Power BI
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.98%) Tableau
4 1 (0.49%) Big Data
4 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.98%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.49%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.49%) Git
3 1 (0.49%) GitLab
3 1 (0.49%) MSI
3 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
General
1 56 (27.45%) Finance
2 55 (26.96%) Social Skills
3 26 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.33%) Legal
5 13 (6.37%) Banking
6 11 (5.39%) Retail
7 10 (4.90%) Law
8 7 (3.43%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (2.45%) Manufacturing
9 5 (2.45%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (2.45%) Presentation Skills
10 3 (1.47%) Automotive
10 3 (1.47%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.98%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.98%) French Language
11 2 (0.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 2 (0.98%) Public Sector
12 1 (0.49%) Advertising
12 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 55 (26.96%) Analyst
2 49 (24.02%) Security Analyst
3 34 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 32 (15.69%) Senior
5 18 (8.82%) Security Manager
6 16 (7.84%) Consultant
6 16 (7.84%) Lead
7 14 (6.86%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 14 (6.86%) IT Analyst
7 14 (6.86%) IT Security Analyst
8 13 (6.37%) Information Analyst
8 13 (6.37%) Security Consultant
9 12 (5.88%) Information Security Analyst
9 12 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (5.39%) Senior Security Analyst
11 10 (4.90%) Information Manager
11 10 (4.90%) Information Security Manager
12 9 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (4.41%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.47%) ARM Templates
2 2 (0.98%) JWT
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Graph
2 2 (0.98%) OAuth
2 2 (0.98%) React
2 2 (0.98%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) CSS
3 1 (0.49%) HTML
3 1 (0.49%) Kafka
3 1 (0.49%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (0.49%) LangChain
3 1 (0.49%) LDAP
3 1 (0.49%) Node.js
3 1 (0.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.33%) Cyber Threat
3 14 (6.86%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (5.39%) Insider Threat
5 10 (4.90%) Cyber Security Posture
6 9 (4.41%) Operational Technology
7 8 (3.92%) Cloud Security Posture
8 5 (2.45%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 4 (1.96%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.96%) PKI
10 3 (1.47%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.98%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.98%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.98%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.98%) Product Ownership
11 2 (0.98%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.20%) Windows
2 15 (7.35%) Linux
3 9 (4.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.96%) Unix
5 3 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.98%) Android
6 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) CentOS
7 1 (0.49%) Debian
7 1 (0.49%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (62.75%) Cybersecurity
2 75 (36.76%) Information Security
3 64 (31.37%) Security Operations
4 55 (26.96%) Incident Response
5 53 (25.98%) SIEM
6 46 (22.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 41 (20.10%) Cloud Security
8 36 (17.65%) Security Management
9 30 (14.71%) Mentoring
9 30 (14.71%) Risk Assessment
10 29 (14.22%) Business Continuity
10 29 (14.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (14.22%) Penetration Testing
10 29 (14.22%) Risk Management
11 25 (12.25%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (11.76%) Computer Science
12 24 (11.76%) Data Loss Prevention
12 24 (11.76%) Roadmaps
12 24 (11.76%) Threat Intelligence
13 23 (11.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.82%) Python
2 12 (5.88%) C#
3 10 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.43%) Bash
5 4 (1.96%) Java
6 3 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.47%) Ruby
6 3 (1.47%) SQL
7 2 (0.98%) Go
7 2 (0.98%) Lua
7 2 (0.98%) R
7 2 (0.98%) Rust
7 2 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.98%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.49%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.49%) Kusto Query Language
Qualifications
1 60 (29.41%) CISSP
2 54 (26.47%) Degree
3 45 (22.06%) CISM
4 27 (13.24%) CEH
4 27 (13.24%) CompTIA Security+
5 17 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 16 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (7.84%) GCIH
7 15 (7.35%) CISA
7 15 (7.35%) CRISC
7 15 (7.35%) OSCP
8 14 (6.86%) GCIA
9 13 (6.37%) GCFA
9 13 (6.37%) GREM
10 12 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 12 (5.88%) GIAC
11 10 (4.90%) CCSP
11 10 (4.90%) GSEC
12 9 (4.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (40.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (20.10%) NIST
3 38 (18.63%) PCI DSS
4 28 (13.73%) GDPR
5 20 (9.80%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (4.41%) SLA
7 7 (3.43%) GRC
8 5 (2.45%) COBIT
8 5 (2.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 5 (2.45%) SOC 2
9 2 (0.98%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.98%) GLBA
9 2 (0.98%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.98%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.98%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.98%) NIST 800
9 2 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.49%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.94%) Docker
2 6 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.49%) KVM
6 1 (0.49%) QEMU
6 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (3.92%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (2.45%) Ansible
4 4 (1.96%) HP Fortify
5 3 (1.47%) Nmap
5 3 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.47%) Terraform
5 3 (1.47%) WSUS
6 2 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.98%) Nessus
6 2 (0.98%) Progress Chef
6 2 (0.98%) Puppet
7 1 (0.49%) CASB
7 1 (0.49%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.49%) Istio
7 1 (0.49%) linkerd
7 1 (0.49%) SCCM
7 1 (0.49%) SCOM
7 1 (0.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.37%) Splunk
3 11 (5.39%) ServiceNow
3 11 (5.39%) VMware
4 9 (4.41%) Palo Alto
5 7 (3.43%) Veeam
6 6 (2.94%) Cisco
7 5 (2.45%) Google
7 5 (2.45%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.96%) Oracle
9 3 (1.47%) Commvault
9 3 (1.47%) ESRI
9 3 (1.47%) F5
9 3 (1.47%) HP
9 3 (1.47%) Nimble Storage
10 2 (0.98%) arcserve
10 2 (0.98%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.98%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.98%) Qualys
10 2 (0.98%) Salesforce