Period
to 23 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 6 months to 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Assessment
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 741 675 789
Rank change year-on-year -66 +114 +136
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 484 671 522
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 367 513 386
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +5.77%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £83,750 £84,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +11.11%

Vulnerability Assessment 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 158285 175244 190972
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.17%
Number of salaries quoted 125396 146177 155973
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,723 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Vulnerability Assessment
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Vulnerability Assessment as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment.

Salary trend for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment over the 6 months to 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment within the UK over the 6 months to 23 August 2017. 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 -31 474 £55,000 -8.33% 17
London -23 255 £56,000 -13.85% 7
UK excluding London -32 227 £52,500 - 10
South East +10 109 £50,000 -9.09% 4
North of England -41 39 £47,500 +10.47% 2
Midlands +32 30 £69,000 +38.00%
West Midlands +15 27 £69,000 +34.63%
South West +1 25 £62,500 +13.64% 4
North West -56 25 £50,500 +12.22% 2
East of England -12 16 £45,000 -5.26%
Yorkshire +2 12 £36,750 -12.50%
Scotland - 5 £48,500 -
East Midlands +18 3 £45,000 +15.38%
Isle of Man - 3 - -
North East - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 2017, IT jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 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 Vulnerability Assessment.

1 298 (61.57%) Information Security
2 204 (42.15%) CISSP
3 190 (39.26%) Firewall
4 186 (38.43%) Penetration Testing
5 158 (32.64%) SIEM
6 154 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
7 145 (29.96%) CISM
8 135 (27.89%) Finance
9 133 (27.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 125 (25.83%) Management Information System
10 125 (25.83%) Linux
11 123 (25.41%) Windows
12 105 (21.69%) Network Security
13 104 (21.49%) Risk Management
14 99 (20.45%) Security Operations
15 96 (19.83%) Degree
16 93 (19.21%) Unix
17 90 (18.60%) Security Cleared
18 82 (16.94%) CEH
19 78 (16.12%) Security Monitoring
20 72 (14.88%) Intrusion Detection
20 72 (14.88%) Nessus
21 70 (14.46%) DV Cleared
22 67 (13.84%) Telecoms
23 65 (13.43%) Incident Management
24 64 (13.22%) Network Design
25 59 (12.19%) Computer Science
26 57 (11.78%) PCI DSS
26 57 (11.78%) Threat Analysis
27 56 (11.57%) CISA

Vulnerability Assessment
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 5 (1.03%) WebSphere
2 3 (0.62%) IIS
2 3 (0.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.65%) Office 365
4 4 (0.83%) SaaS
5 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (0.41%) Akamai
6 2 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.41%) GitHub
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.21%) G Suite
7 1 (0.21%) IaaS
7 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 190 (39.26%) Firewall
2 105 (21.69%) Network Security
3 72 (14.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 47 (9.71%) TCP/IP
5 41 (8.47%) SS7
6 36 (7.44%) Internet
7 34 (7.02%) WAN
7 34 (7.02%) Wireless
8 33 (6.82%) DNS
9 27 (5.58%) LAN
10 22 (4.55%) Ethernet
11 21 (4.34%) DHCP
12 18 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (3.72%) Radio Access Network
13 17 (3.51%) VoLTE
13 17 (3.51%) VPN
14 14 (2.89%) Multicast
15 13 (2.69%) DMZ
16 10 (2.07%) SSL
16 10 (2.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.27%) Big Data
2 5 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (1.03%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.03%) Looker
2 5 (1.03%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.62%) GIS
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.21%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (2.89%) Metasploit
2 13 (2.69%) Burp Suite
3 9 (1.86%) AppScan
3 9 (1.86%) Paros
4 5 (1.03%) Fiddler
5 4 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.83%) WebScarab
6 3 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 135 (27.89%) Finance
2 67 (13.84%) Telecoms
3 32 (6.61%) Banking
4 19 (3.93%) Legal
5 12 (2.48%) Law
6 8 (1.65%) Advertising
7 7 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.24%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.24%) Retail
9 5 (1.03%) Digital Economy
10 4 (0.83%) Marketing
10 4 (0.83%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.41%) International Banking
11 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.21%) Electronics
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.21%) Military
12 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 191 (39.46%) Analyst
2 156 (32.23%) Security Analyst
3 61 (12.60%) Information Analyst
3 61 (12.60%) Information Security Analyst
3 61 (12.60%) Network Engineer
4 47 (9.71%) Security Engineer
5 46 (9.50%) Security Manager
6 44 (9.09%) Penetration Tester
6 44 (9.09%) Tester
7 40 (8.26%) Consultant
8 34 (7.02%) IT Analyst
8 34 (7.02%) IT Security Analyst
9 30 (6.20%) Security Consultant
10 26 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
11 24 (4.96%) IP Engineer
11 24 (4.96%) IP Network Engineer
11 24 (4.96%) Senior Security Analyst
11 24 (4.96%) Telecoms Engineer
12 23 (4.75%) SOC Analyst
13 20 (4.13%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.31%) HTML
1 16 (3.31%) XML
2 13 (2.69%) .NET
3 10 (2.07%) CGI
4 6 (1.24%) Web Services
5 4 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (0.83%) HTML5
5 4 (0.83%) JSON
5 4 (0.83%) RESTful
6 3 (0.62%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.41%) XSL
8 1 (0.21%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.21%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.21%) Java EE
8 1 (0.21%) JCE
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.21%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 125 (25.83%) Management Information System
2 59 (12.19%) Computer Science
3 55 (11.36%) Data Centre
4 41 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (7.44%) Cyber Attack
6 34 (7.02%) Cyberthreat
7 31 (6.40%) PKI
8 24 (4.96%) Smartphone
9 22 (4.55%) Security Operations Centre
10 12 (2.48%) Data Protection Act
10 12 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (2.27%) Mobile App
12 10 (2.07%) Cybercrime
12 10 (2.07%) Fintech
13 8 (1.65%) NHS
14 5 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.83%) BYOD
15 4 (0.83%) CESG
15 4 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
16 3 (0.62%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 125 (25.83%) Linux
2 123 (25.41%) Windows
3 93 (19.21%) Unix
4 33 (6.82%) Android
5 22 (4.55%) Kali Linux
6 14 (2.89%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.86%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.62%) VxWorks
9 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.41%) VMS
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (61.57%) Information Security
2 186 (38.43%) Penetration Testing
3 158 (32.64%) SIEM
4 154 (31.82%) Cybersecurity
5 104 (21.49%) Risk Management
6 99 (20.45%) Security Operations
7 78 (16.12%) Security Monitoring
8 65 (13.43%) Incident Management
9 64 (13.22%) Network Design
10 57 (11.78%) Threat Analysis
11 54 (11.16%) Risk Assessment
11 54 (11.16%) Vulnerability Management
12 50 (10.33%) ITIL
13 47 (9.71%) OWASP
13 47 (9.71%) Security Architecture
14 45 (9.30%) Security Testing
15 43 (8.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 42 (8.68%) Data Protection
16 42 (8.68%) Data Security
17 35 (7.23%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 53 (10.95%) C
2 43 (8.88%) Python
3 29 (5.99%) Perl
4 25 (5.17%) Java
5 20 (4.13%) C++
6 14 (2.89%) C#
7 13 (2.69%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.69%) SQL
8 10 (2.07%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.83%) PHP
10 4 (0.83%) Ruby
10 4 (0.83%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 204 (42.15%) CISSP
2 145 (29.96%) CISM
3 96 (19.83%) Degree
4 90 (18.60%) Security Cleared
5 82 (16.94%) CEH
6 70 (14.46%) DV Cleared
7 56 (11.57%) CISA
8 46 (9.50%) GIAC
9 45 (9.30%) GCIH
10 40 (8.26%) GCIA
11 29 (5.99%) SANS
12 27 (5.58%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 25 (5.17%) CRISC
14 24 (4.96%) CHECK Team Leader
15 23 (4.75%) CCNA
15 23 (4.75%) OSCP
15 23 (4.75%) SC Cleared
16 21 (4.34%) SSCP
17 20 (4.13%) CASP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (27.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (11.78%) PCI DSS
3 27 (5.58%) Cyber Essentials
3 27 (5.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 20 (4.13%) GDPR
5 12 (2.48%) COBIT
6 10 (2.07%) NIST 800
7 7 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 5 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 4 (0.83%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (0.83%) ISO 22301
10 4 (0.83%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.62%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.62%) RMADS
12 2 (0.41%) BS25999
13 1 (0.21%) FIPS 140-2
13 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (6.40%) Virtual Machines
2 22 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.24%) Firmware
4 5 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.41%) Docker
6 2 (0.41%) vCloud
6 2 (0.41%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.41%) vSphere
6 2 (0.41%) Xen
7 1 (0.21%) LXC
7 1 (0.21%) Snort
7 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 72 (14.88%) Nessus
2 32 (6.61%) QRadar
3 28 (5.79%) CSIRT
4 22 (4.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 17 (3.51%) Nmap
6 10 (2.07%) HP Fortify
7 6 (1.24%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 5 (1.03%) OpenVAS
8 5 (1.03%) WebInspect
9 4 (0.83%) Defensics
10 3 (0.62%) Nagios
10 3 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.62%) Puppet
11 2 (0.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.41%) SCOM
11 2 (0.41%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.41%) vMotion
12 1 (0.21%) ArcSight ESM
12 1 (0.21%) Kibana
12 1 (0.21%) logstash
Vendors
1 46 (9.50%) Cisco
2 41 (8.47%) CheckPoint
3 36 (7.44%) Microsoft
4 31 (6.40%) Splunk
5 30 (6.20%) Oracle
6 29 (5.99%) Qualys
7 24 (4.96%) BeyondTrust
8 14 (2.89%) Palo Alto
9 11 (2.27%) LogRhythm
10 9 (1.86%) HP
10 9 (1.86%) VMware
11 8 (1.65%) McAfee
11 8 (1.65%) Sophos
12 6 (1.24%) Citrix
13 5 (1.03%) ArcSight
13 5 (1.03%) F5
13 5 (1.03%) NetApp
13 5 (1.03%) NetWitness
13 5 (1.03%) Veracode
14 4 (0.83%) Codenomicon