Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Assessment
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 744 682 746
Rank change year-on-year -62 +64 +202
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 450 570 587
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 319 422 433
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £58,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +2.56% +6.36%
10th Percentile £34,750 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £86,125 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,750 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.48% - +16.67%

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 155,871 157,999 183,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.53% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 125,016 130,615 152,469
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -77 437 £55,000 -8.33% 52
London -10 230 £55,000 -19.12% 26
UK excluding London -65 210 £52,750 +0.48% 27
South East -86 67 £55,000 - 8
South West +64 63 £45,000 -10.00% 3
North of England -33 35 £44,500 +4.71% 3
Midlands +16 20 £62,500 +28.52% 7
Yorkshire +3 18 £41,500 -34.90% 1
East of England +1 17 £47,500 -11.63% 5
North West -16 17 £58,750 +46.88% 2
West Midlands +6 15 £58,250 +17.06% 5
East Midlands +18 5 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Scotland -27 4 £52,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £56,250 -
Wales +15 2 £58,750 +42.42%

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 (66.22%) Information Security
2 212 (47.11%) Firewall
3 173 (38.44%) SIEM
4 171 (38.00%) Cybersecurity
5 152 (33.78%) CISSP
6 146 (32.44%) Penetration Testing
7 134 (29.78%) Security Operations
8 133 (29.56%) Management Information System
9 126 (28.00%) Network Security
10 119 (26.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 116 (25.78%) Finance
12 104 (23.11%) Windows
12 104 (23.11%) Degree
13 100 (22.22%) CISM
14 93 (20.67%) Linux
15 91 (20.22%) Nessus
16 77 (17.11%) Computer Science
17 75 (16.67%) ITIL
18 68 (15.11%) PCI DSS
19 61 (13.56%) Security Cleared
19 61 (13.56%) TCP/IP
20 58 (12.89%) GIAC
21 57 (12.67%) Risk Management
22 54 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
23 53 (11.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
24 52 (11.56%) Security Architecture
25 51 (11.33%) CEH
26 50 (11.11%) OWASP
27 49 (10.89%) Security Testing
27 49 (10.89%) SANS

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 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.22%) Apache
2 1 (0.22%) IIS
2 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.22%) Office 365
4 6 (1.33%) IaaS
4 6 (1.33%) SaaS
5 4 (0.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 212 (47.11%) Firewall
2 126 (28.00%) Network Security
3 61 (13.56%) TCP/IP
4 43 (9.56%) Wireless
5 40 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 36 (8.00%) WAN
7 34 (7.56%) VPN
8 22 (4.89%) DNS
8 22 (4.89%) HTTP
8 22 (4.89%) LAN
9 20 (4.44%) Internet
9 20 (4.44%) SSL
10 18 (4.00%) SMTP
11 16 (3.56%) SSH
12 14 (3.11%) DHCP
13 13 (2.89%) Wireshark
14 12 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (2.22%) Multicast
15 10 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.00%) Big Data
2 5 (1.11%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (1.11%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.44%) Couchbase
3 2 (0.44%) GIS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (5.78%) Metasploit
2 24 (5.33%) Burp Suite
3 8 (1.78%) AppScan
4 5 (1.11%) Paros
4 5 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (0.67%) WebScarab
6 2 (0.44%) CircleCI
6 2 (0.44%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.22%) Xcode
General
1 116 (25.78%) Finance
2 32 (7.11%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.56%) Legal
4 18 (4.00%) Banking
5 17 (3.78%) Law
6 11 (2.44%) Games
6 11 (2.44%) Retail
7 6 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.11%) Automotive
8 5 (1.11%) Local Government
9 4 (0.89%) Digital Economy
9 4 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.89%) Marketing
10 3 (0.67%) Advertising
10 3 (0.67%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.67%) International Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Military
11 2 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.22%) Electronics
12 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 177 (39.33%) Analyst
2 156 (34.67%) Security Analyst
3 56 (12.44%) Security Engineer
4 45 (10.00%) Information Analyst
4 45 (10.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 42 (9.33%) Consultant
6 41 (9.11%) Senior Analyst
7 36 (8.00%) Senior Security Analyst
8 34 (7.56%) Security Manager
9 33 (7.33%) Security Consultant
10 31 (6.89%) Penetration Tester
10 31 (6.89%) Tester
11 30 (6.67%) Security Specialist
12 26 (5.78%) Network Engineer
13 24 (5.33%) IT Manager
14 23 (5.11%) IT Security Manager
15 20 (4.44%) SOC Analyst
16 19 (4.22%) Architect
16 19 (4.22%) IT Analyst
17 18 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.44%) .NET
2 9 (2.00%) HTML
2 9 (2.00%) XML
3 6 (1.33%) CGI
4 5 (1.11%) Web Services
5 3 (0.67%) JSON
5 3 (0.67%) RESTful
6 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (0.44%) Express
6 2 (0.44%) HTML5
6 2 (0.44%) Node.js
7 1 (0.22%) Ajax
7 1 (0.22%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.22%) REST
7 1 (0.22%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 133 (29.56%) Management Information System
2 77 (17.11%) Computer Science
3 44 (9.78%) Cyberthreat
4 42 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (6.44%) Security Operations Centre
6 28 (6.22%) PKI
7 25 (5.56%) Data Centre
8 18 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
9 17 (3.78%) Cyberattack
10 13 (2.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (2.44%) Fintech
11 11 (2.44%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.78%) CESG
12 8 (1.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 8 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.56%) BYOD
13 7 (1.56%) Smartphone
14 6 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
15 4 (0.89%) Cybercrime
15 4 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 104 (23.11%) Windows
2 93 (20.67%) Linux
3 42 (9.33%) Unix
4 26 (5.78%) Kali Linux
5 12 (2.67%) Android
6 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (66.22%) Information Security
2 173 (38.44%) SIEM
3 171 (38.00%) Cybersecurity
4 146 (32.44%) Penetration Testing
5 134 (29.78%) Security Operations
6 75 (16.67%) ITIL
7 57 (12.67%) Risk Management
8 54 (12.00%) Vulnerability Management
9 53 (11.78%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 52 (11.56%) Security Architecture
11 50 (11.11%) OWASP
12 49 (10.89%) Security Testing
13 47 (10.44%) Risk Assessment
14 46 (10.22%) Data Protection
15 43 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 43 (9.56%) Information Assurance
16 42 (9.33%) Security Monitoring
17 38 (8.44%) Incident Management
18 36 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
19 34 (7.56%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.00%) Python
2 33 (7.33%) C
3 26 (5.78%) PowerShell
4 17 (3.78%) Bash Shell
5 14 (3.11%) Java
6 12 (2.67%) Perl
7 9 (2.00%) C++
8 8 (1.78%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.56%) Ruby
10 6 (1.33%) C#
11 5 (1.11%) SQL
12 4 (0.89%) PHP
12 4 (0.89%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.44%) ES6
13 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.44%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.22%) AWK
14 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 152 (33.78%) CISSP
2 104 (23.11%) Degree
3 100 (22.22%) CISM
4 61 (13.56%) Security Cleared
5 58 (12.89%) GIAC
6 51 (11.33%) CEH
7 49 (10.89%) SANS
8 48 (10.67%) CISA
9 37 (8.22%) GCIH
10 36 (8.00%) GCIA
11 31 (6.89%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (6.22%) Computer Science Degree
13 26 (5.78%) CCNA
14 25 (5.56%) DV Cleared
15 24 (5.33%) SC Cleared
15 24 (5.33%) SSCP
16 21 (4.67%) CCNP
17 18 (4.00%) CREST Certified
18 16 (3.56%) OSCP
19 10 (2.22%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (26.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (15.11%) PCI DSS
3 27 (6.00%) COBIT
3 27 (6.00%) GDPR
4 23 (5.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 9 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 9 (2.00%) SSAE 16
6 6 (1.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (1.33%) RMADS
7 5 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (1.11%) ISO 31000
8 4 (0.89%) QA
8 4 (0.89%) SLA
9 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.44%) PMO
11 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 40 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
2 28 (6.22%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.89%) Snort
4 9 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.67%) vSphere
6 2 (0.44%) Docker
7 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 91 (20.22%) Nessus
2 37 (8.22%) QRadar
3 34 (7.56%) CSIRT
4 18 (4.00%) Nmap
5 16 (3.56%) WebInspect
6 13 (2.89%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 8 (1.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (1.56%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 6 (1.33%) Nagios
10 5 (1.11%) EnCase
10 5 (1.11%) Suricata
11 2 (0.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 2 (0.44%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.44%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.44%) RSA Security Analytics
11 2 (0.44%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.22%) Cisco CME
12 1 (0.22%) John the Ripper
12 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.22%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 48 (10.67%) Cisco
2 41 (9.11%) Microsoft
3 36 (8.00%) Oracle
4 32 (7.11%) BeyondTrust
5 24 (5.33%) Qualys
6 23 (5.11%) CheckPoint
7 16 (3.56%) Splunk
8 14 (3.11%) HP
9 12 (2.67%) Sophos
9 12 (2.67%) VMware
10 11 (2.44%) Citrix
11 8 (1.78%) Juniper
12 7 (1.56%) Fortinet
13 6 (1.33%) F5
14 4 (0.89%) ArcSight
14 4 (0.89%) NetWitness
14 4 (0.89%) Palo Alto
14 4 (0.89%) SolarWinds
15 3 (0.67%) Aruba
15 3 (0.67%) Extreme Networks