Security Posture Jobs

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 cited Security Posture over the 6 months leading up to 20 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
20 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 597 521 717
Rank change year-on-year -76 +196 +65
Permanent jobs citing Security Posture 303 402 654
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.49% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.94% 1.18% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 237 249 251
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £39,510
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £68,000 £66,837
Median % change year-on-year +6.62% +1.74% +2.83%
75th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £90,000
90th Percentile £108,750 £111,250 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +4.35%

All Generic Skills
UK

Security Posture falls under the General and Transferable Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32,075 34,162 86,041
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.47% 41.23% 48.36%
Number of salaries quoted 19,766 21,065 36,301
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,668 £34,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,350 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Security Posture in the UK

Security Posture
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 Posture within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 2024. 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 -11 272 £72,500 +3.57% 53
UK excluding London -105 147 £55,000 -4.35% 33
London +53 136 £85,000 - 26
Work from Home -24 84 £65,000 -13.33% 20
North of England +38 49 £57,500 -3.36% 10
North West -1 38 £60,000 +1.69% 6
South East -43 32 £59,500 +3.48% 12
Midlands -24 26 £55,000 -4.35% 4
West Midlands -3 21 £55,000 -8.33% 3
South West -21 15 £56,250 -19.64% 4
Scotland -55 15 £70,000 +22.27%
East of England -6 9 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Yorkshire +38 6 £55,000 -12.35% 4
East Midlands -33 5 £52,500 +50.00% 1
North East - 5 £45,000 -
Wales +10 1 - - 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 3 (0.99%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 86 (28.38%) Azure
2 45 (14.85%) AWS
3 33 (10.89%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (8.25%) SaaS
5 15 (4.95%) Entra ID
6 12 (3.96%) GCP
7 11 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.97%) Mimecast
9 8 (2.64%) Azure Key Vault
9 8 (2.64%) GitHub
9 8 (2.64%) IaaS
9 8 (2.64%) PaaS
10 7 (2.31%) Azure API Management
11 6 (1.98%) WhatsApp
12 4 (1.32%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.32%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (1.32%) Serverless
13 3 (0.99%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 80 (26.40%) Firewall
2 42 (13.86%) Network Security
3 27 (8.91%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (7.26%) DNS
5 19 (6.27%) WAN
6 17 (5.61%) SD-WAN
7 15 (4.95%) VPN
8 14 (4.62%) DHCP
8 14 (4.62%) LAN
9 9 (2.97%) Wireless
10 7 (2.31%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.65%) WLAN
12 4 (1.32%) Internet
12 4 (1.32%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.99%) SAN
14 2 (0.66%) OSPF
14 2 (0.66%) VLAN
15 1 (0.33%) Cisco IPT
15 1 (0.33%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.99%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.31%) GitLab
1 7 (2.31%) Katalon Studio
2 2 (0.66%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 121 (39.93%) Social Skills
2 70 (23.10%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (22.77%) Finance
4 43 (14.19%) Legal
5 22 (7.26%) Presentation Skills
6 21 (6.93%) Law
7 20 (6.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 16 (5.28%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (2.97%) Retail
10 8 (2.64%) Banking
11 6 (1.98%) Public Sector
12 5 (1.65%) Aerospace
12 5 (1.65%) Manufacturing
13 4 (1.32%) Advertising
13 4 (1.32%) Games
14 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.99%) Health Technology
14 3 (0.99%) Telecoms
15 2 (0.66%) Electronics
15 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 55 (18.15%) Security Manager
2 45 (14.85%) Architect
3 44 (14.52%) Security Architect
4 35 (11.55%) Analyst
5 27 (8.91%) Security Analyst
6 25 (8.25%) Information Manager
6 25 (8.25%) Information Security Manager
7 20 (6.60%) Lead
7 20 (6.60%) Security Engineer
7 20 (6.60%) Senior
8 18 (5.94%) Penetration Tester
8 18 (5.94%) Tester
9 16 (5.28%) IT Architect
9 16 (5.28%) IT Security Architect
10 12 (3.96%) Azure Engineer
10 12 (3.96%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 12 (3.96%) Network Engineer
11 11 (3.63%) Consultant
11 11 (3.63%) Information Officer
11 11 (3.63%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.31%) YAML
2 6 (1.98%) .NET
2 6 (1.98%) React
3 5 (1.65%) OAuth
3 5 (1.65%) OpenID
3 5 (1.65%) SAML
4 4 (1.32%) Web Services
5 3 (0.99%) ARM Templates
6 2 (0.66%) EDI
6 2 (0.66%) Kafka
7 1 (0.33%) ADO
7 1 (0.33%) REST
7 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.19%) Management Information System
2 36 (11.88%) Cyber Threat
3 24 (7.92%) Cloud Security Posture
4 16 (5.28%) Cyber Security Posture
5 14 (4.62%) Cyberattack
6 13 (4.29%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (3.96%) Operational Technology
8 8 (2.64%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.31%) Cloud Native
9 7 (2.31%) Enterprise Cloud
9 7 (2.31%) Onboarding
10 6 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.98%) Product Ownership
11 4 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.32%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 4 (1.32%) SCADA
12 3 (0.99%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.89%) Windows
2 16 (5.28%) Windows Server
3 9 (2.97%) Linux
4 7 (2.31%) Windows Server 2019
5 6 (1.98%) Android
5 6 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.32%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (58.75%) Cybersecurity
2 156 (51.49%) Information Security
3 96 (31.68%) Incident Response
4 81 (26.73%) Problem-Solving
5 75 (24.75%) Risk Management
6 67 (22.11%) Security Operations
7 64 (21.12%) Cloud Security
8 61 (20.13%) Security Architecture
8 61 (20.13%) SIEM
9 49 (16.17%) Computer Science
9 49 (16.17%) Security Management
9 49 (16.17%) Vulnerability Management
10 42 (13.86%) Penetration Testing
11 35 (11.55%) Roadmaps
12 32 (10.56%) Application Security
12 32 (10.56%) Identity Access Management
13 31 (10.23%) Agile
13 31 (10.23%) Information Security Management
14 29 (9.57%) Data Security
14 29 (9.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (8.58%) PowerShell
2 25 (8.25%) Python
3 7 (2.31%) JavaScript
3 7 (2.31%) SQL
4 6 (1.98%) C#
4 6 (1.98%) Java
5 5 (1.65%) Bash
5 5 (1.65%) Go
6 1 (0.33%) C++
6 1 (0.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 122 (40.26%) CISSP
2 83 (27.39%) Degree
3 65 (21.45%) CISM
4 55 (18.15%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (12.87%) CISA
6 36 (11.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 35 (11.55%) CCSP
8 21 (6.93%) CEH
8 21 (6.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (6.93%) OSCP
9 20 (6.60%) Master's Degree
10 18 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (5.28%) GIAC
12 14 (4.62%) CRISC
13 12 (3.96%) Azure Certification
13 12 (3.96%) Security Cleared
14 10 (3.30%) AWS Certification
14 10 (3.30%) CCSK
15 9 (2.97%) GSEC
16 8 (2.64%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (40.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 82 (27.06%) NIST
3 48 (15.84%) GDPR
4 31 (10.23%) GRC
5 27 (8.91%) PCI DSS
6 26 (8.58%) Cyber Essentials
7 17 (5.61%) SOC 2
8 11 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (2.97%) NIST 800
10 8 (2.64%) COBIT
11 7 (2.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 7 (2.31%) HIPAA
11 7 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (1.32%) FISMA
13 4 (1.32%) GLBA
13 4 (1.32%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.66%) California Consumer Privacy Act
15 1 (0.33%) NCSC
15 1 (0.33%) PSD2
System Software
1 31 (10.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.97%) Docker
3 8 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.65%) VMware NSX
5 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (7.92%) Kubernetes
2 15 (4.95%) Terraform
3 9 (2.97%) CASB
3 9 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (2.31%) Nessus
5 5 (1.65%) CSIRT
6 4 (1.32%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.32%) Suricata
7 3 (0.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.66%) DatAdvantage
8 2 (0.66%) QRadar
8 2 (0.66%) SCCM
8 2 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.33%) Ansible
9 1 (0.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.33%) Nmap
9 1 (0.33%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 77 (25.41%) Microsoft
2 17 (5.61%) Cisco
3 16 (5.28%) VMware
4 11 (3.63%) Meraki
5 7 (2.31%) CrowdStrike
5 7 (2.31%) Palo Alto
5 7 (2.31%) Splunk
6 6 (1.98%) Google
6 6 (1.98%) Qualys
7 5 (1.65%) CA
7 5 (1.65%) Proofpoint
7 5 (1.65%) Rapid7
8 4 (1.32%) Acronis
8 4 (1.32%) Citrix
8 4 (1.32%) Dell
8 4 (1.32%) Juniper
8 4 (1.32%) Sophos
8 4 (1.32%) Synology
8 4 (1.32%) Veeam
8 4 (1.32%) Zscaler