Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Assessment
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 778 658 752
Rank change year-on-year -120 +94 +195
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 438 651 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.39% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 322 500 454
UK median annual salary £54,500 £57,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.63% +0.43% +15.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £83,875 £80,000
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 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Assessment in the UK

Vulnerability Assessment
Top 16 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 20 November 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 -101 429 £55,000 -5.41% 27
London -46 228 £55,000 -15.38% 11
UK excluding London -112 202 £52,500 - 17
South East -93 86 £55,000 - 5
South West +33 40 £57,500 +15.00% 3
North of England -19 35 £44,500 -1.11% 3
Midlands +10 23 £69,000 +38.00% 4
West Midlands +10 20 £69,000 +38.00% 3
North West -16 20 £44,500 +5.33% 1
Yorkshire -15 13 £36,750 -26.50% 2
East of England -9 11 £45,000 -2.70% 1
East Midlands +22 3 £45,000 - 1
Scotland -16 3 £48,500 -
Wales +12 2 £58,750 +42.42% 1
North East - 2 £55,000 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 282 (64.38%) Information Security
2 199 (45.43%) Firewall
3 167 (38.13%) Penetration Testing
4 158 (36.07%) CISSP
5 156 (35.62%) SIEM
6 131 (29.91%) Cybersecurity
7 129 (29.45%) Finance
8 118 (26.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 118 (26.94%) Network Security
9 111 (25.34%) Management Information System
10 108 (24.66%) Linux
11 107 (24.43%) CISM
12 106 (24.20%) Degree
13 101 (23.06%) Windows
14 99 (22.60%) Security Operations
15 77 (17.58%) Nessus
16 70 (15.98%) Risk Management
17 65 (14.84%) Computer Science
18 63 (14.38%) PCI DSS
18 63 (14.38%) Security Cleared
19 57 (13.01%) Unix
20 54 (12.33%) Risk Assessment
21 53 (12.10%) ITIL
22 52 (11.87%) CEH
22 52 (11.87%) OWASP
23 51 (11.64%) Security Testing
23 51 (11.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 51 (11.64%) CISA
24 49 (11.19%) TCP/IP
24 49 (11.19%) Security Monitoring

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 3 (0.68%) IIS
2 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.23%) Apache
3 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.83%) Office 365
3 3 (0.68%) IaaS
3 3 (0.68%) SaaS
4 2 (0.46%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Akamai
5 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 199 (45.43%) Firewall
2 118 (26.94%) Network Security
3 49 (11.19%) TCP/IP
4 45 (10.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 45 (10.27%) Wireless
5 32 (7.31%) WAN
6 30 (6.85%) Internet
7 26 (5.94%) LAN
8 24 (5.48%) VPN
9 23 (5.25%) DNS
10 19 (4.34%) DHCP
10 19 (4.34%) SS7
11 18 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (3.88%) Ethernet
13 14 (3.20%) Multicast
13 14 (3.20%) Radio Access Network
13 14 (3.20%) SSL
13 14 (3.20%) VoLTE
14 12 (2.74%) DMZ
15 11 (2.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.60%) Big Data
2 5 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (1.14%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.14%) Looker
2 5 (1.14%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.46%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.23%) GIS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (5.48%) Metasploit
2 23 (5.25%) Burp Suite
3 12 (2.74%) AppScan
4 9 (2.05%) Paros
5 5 (1.14%) Fiddler
6 4 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.91%) WebScarab
7 3 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.46%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 129 (29.45%) Finance
2 39 (8.90%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.71%) Banking
4 22 (5.02%) Legal
5 15 (3.42%) Law
6 9 (2.05%) Digital Economy
7 8 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.14%) Aerospace
8 5 (1.14%) Local Government
8 5 (1.14%) Retail
9 4 (0.91%) Games
10 3 (0.68%) International Banking
10 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.68%) Marketing
10 3 (0.68%) Military
11 2 (0.46%) Advertising
11 2 (0.46%) Automotive
11 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 182 (41.55%) Analyst
2 157 (35.84%) Security Analyst
3 56 (12.79%) Security Engineer
4 48 (10.96%) Information Analyst
4 48 (10.96%) Information Security Analyst
5 46 (10.50%) Consultant
6 37 (8.45%) Network Engineer
6 37 (8.45%) Security Consultant
7 36 (8.22%) Penetration Tester
7 36 (8.22%) Tester
8 32 (7.31%) Senior Analyst
9 30 (6.85%) Senior Security Analyst
10 24 (5.48%) Security Manager
10 24 (5.48%) Technical Analyst
10 24 (5.48%) Technical Security Analyst
11 23 (5.25%) IT Analyst
12 22 (5.02%) IT Security Analyst
13 19 (4.34%) SOC Analyst
14 18 (4.11%) Junior
15 17 (3.88%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.42%) .NET
1 15 (3.42%) HTML
1 15 (3.42%) XML
2 10 (2.28%) CGI
3 5 (1.14%) JSON
3 5 (1.14%) RESTful
3 5 (1.14%) Web Services
4 4 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (0.91%) HTML5
5 2 (0.46%) Express
5 2 (0.46%) Node.js
6 1 (0.23%) Ajax
6 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.23%) REST
6 1 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.23%) SOAP
6 1 (0.23%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 111 (25.34%) Management Information System
2 65 (14.84%) Computer Science
3 35 (7.99%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (7.76%) Cyberthreat
4 34 (7.76%) Data Centre
5 25 (5.71%) Cyber Attack
6 21 (4.79%) PKI
7 16 (3.65%) Security Operations Centre
8 14 (3.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (3.20%) Mobile App
8 14 (3.20%) Smartphone
9 9 (2.05%) CESG
9 9 (2.05%) Cyber Defence
9 9 (2.05%) Fintech
10 6 (1.37%) BYOD
10 6 (1.37%) Cybercrime
10 6 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.14%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 3 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 108 (24.66%) Linux
2 101 (23.06%) Windows
3 57 (13.01%) Unix
4 30 (6.85%) Kali Linux
5 24 (5.48%) Android
6 10 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.83%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.68%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (64.38%) Information Security
2 167 (38.13%) Penetration Testing
3 156 (35.62%) SIEM
4 131 (29.91%) Cybersecurity
5 99 (22.60%) Security Operations
6 70 (15.98%) Risk Management
7 54 (12.33%) Risk Assessment
8 53 (12.10%) ITIL
9 52 (11.87%) OWASP
10 51 (11.64%) Security Testing
10 51 (11.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 49 (11.19%) Security Monitoring
12 45 (10.27%) Data Protection
12 45 (10.27%) Security Architecture
13 44 (10.05%) Threat Analysis
14 43 (9.82%) Incident Management
15 42 (9.59%) Information Assurance
15 42 (9.59%) Security Management
16 41 (9.36%) Vulnerability Management
17 39 (8.90%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 41 (9.36%) Python
2 34 (7.76%) C
3 23 (5.25%) Perl
4 18 (4.11%) Java
5 14 (3.20%) PowerShell
6 13 (2.97%) C++
7 12 (2.74%) JavaScript
8 11 (2.51%) C#
9 10 (2.28%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.05%) SQL
11 8 (1.83%) Ruby
12 5 (1.14%) PHP
13 4 (0.91%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.46%) ES6
14 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.46%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.23%) AWK
15 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 158 (36.07%) CISSP
2 107 (24.43%) CISM
3 106 (24.20%) Degree
4 63 (14.38%) Security Cleared
5 52 (11.87%) CEH
6 51 (11.64%) CISA
7 47 (10.73%) GIAC
8 40 (9.13%) GCIH
9 38 (8.68%) DV Cleared
10 35 (7.99%) GCIA
11 30 (6.85%) SANS
12 25 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
13 24 (5.48%) SC Cleared
14 23 (5.25%) CCNA
14 23 (5.25%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (4.57%) CREST Certified
16 19 (4.34%) OSCP
17 17 (3.88%) CCNP
17 17 (3.88%) CHECK Team Leader
18 13 (2.97%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (26.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 63 (14.38%) PCI DSS
3 24 (5.48%) GDPR
4 20 (4.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 18 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 12 (2.74%) COBIT
7 7 (1.60%) NIST 800
8 5 (1.14%) RMADS
9 4 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (0.91%) SSAE 16
10 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.68%) SLA
11 1 (0.23%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
System Software
1 36 (8.22%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (4.79%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.05%) Snort
4 6 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.91%) Docker
7 3 (0.68%) Firmware
8 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.23%) LXC
9 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.23%) vSphere
9 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (17.58%) Nessus
2 36 (8.22%) CSIRT
3 35 (7.99%) QRadar
4 23 (5.25%) Nmap
5 13 (2.97%) WebInspect
6 11 (2.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 10 (2.28%) HP Fortify
8 7 (1.60%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 7 (1.60%) Suricata
9 6 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (1.14%) EnCase
11 4 (0.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 4 (0.91%) Nagios
12 2 (0.46%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.46%) Puppet
13 1 (0.23%) AirWatch
13 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
13 1 (0.23%) John the Ripper
13 1 (0.23%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 43 (9.82%) Cisco
2 39 (8.90%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.53%) Oracle
4 29 (6.62%) BeyondTrust
5 28 (6.39%) CheckPoint
6 26 (5.94%) Splunk
7 19 (4.34%) Qualys
8 14 (3.20%) HP
9 10 (2.28%) Citrix
10 9 (2.05%) NetWitness
11 7 (1.60%) F5
11 7 (1.60%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.37%) Veracode
12 6 (1.37%) VMware
13 5 (1.14%) NetApp
13 5 (1.14%) Sophos
14 4 (0.91%) ArcSight
15 3 (0.68%) Juniper
15 3 (0.68%) SolarWinds
16 2 (0.46%) Siemens