Period
to 1 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Vulnerability Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Management over the 6 months to 1 December 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Management
UK
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 404 463 448
Rank change year-on-year +59 -15 +189
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Management 353 808 1,108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.65% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 310 689 853
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
10th Percentile £38,000 £40,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Vulnerability Management 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 51,425 123,720 147,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.23% 92.18% 92.03%
Number of salaries quoted 42,690 97,923 117,022
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +3.45%

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Vulnerability Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Vulnerability Management.

Salary trend for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Vulnerability Management over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 1 December 2020. 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 +59 326 £70,000 +12.00% 53
London +129 205 £75,000 +15.38% 23
UK excluding London +5 139 £50,000 -9.09% 38
South East +76 34 £88,750 +42.00% 6
Work from Home -43 32 £70,000 -6.67% 10
North of England +87 31 £42,500 -5.56% 15
East of England +56 27 £46,913 -14.70% 3
Scotland +61 20 £46,000 -8.00% 6
North West +82 18 £45,000 +12.50% 7
South West +121 14 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Midlands +70 13 £38,073 -42.53% 3
West Midlands +60 8 £52,500 -25.00% 3
Yorkshire +59 8 £34,500 -25.81% 7
East Midlands +70 5 £32,500 -23.53%
North East +18 5 £36,500 -43.85% 1
Wales +42 1 £38,000 -25.85% 2

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Vulnerability Management.

1 204 (57.79%) Cybersecurity
2 166 (47.03%) SIEM
3 163 (46.18%) Information Security
4 158 (44.76%) Security Operations
5 113 (32.01%) Firewall
6 83 (23.51%) CISSP
7 78 (22.10%) NIST
8 77 (21.81%) Finance
9 70 (19.83%) AWS
10 68 (19.26%) Management Information System
11 67 (18.98%) Penetration Testing
12 66 (18.70%) Threat Intelligence
13 65 (18.41%) Microsoft
13 65 (18.41%) Network Security
14 64 (18.13%) Azure
15 63 (17.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 61 (17.28%) Security Monitoring
17 56 (15.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 51 (14.45%) Windows
19 50 (14.16%) Identity Access Management
20 49 (13.88%) CISM
21 48 (13.60%) PCI DSS
22 47 (13.31%) Cisco
22 47 (13.31%) Banking
23 45 (12.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
24 44 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
24 44 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
25 43 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
26 42 (11.90%) Incident Management
27 41 (11.61%) Active Directory

Vulnerability Management
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 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (1.70%) MS Exchange
1 6 (1.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.28%) Apache
2 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.85%) SAP GRC
2 3 (0.85%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 70 (19.83%) AWS
2 64 (18.13%) Azure
3 40 (11.33%) Office 365
4 15 (4.25%) IaaS
5 13 (3.68%) SaaS
6 12 (3.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (3.12%) GCP
7 11 (3.12%) PaaS
8 7 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.13%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.28%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.28%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.28%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 113 (32.01%) Firewall
2 65 (18.41%) Network Security
3 41 (11.61%) VPN
4 30 (8.50%) LAN
5 29 (8.22%) WAN
6 28 (7.93%) Intrusion Detection
7 22 (6.23%) TCP/IP
8 19 (5.38%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (4.53%) Internet
10 12 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (3.12%) Cisco Firepower
11 11 (3.12%) Cisco ISE
11 11 (3.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (3.12%) DMZ
11 11 (3.12%) Wireless
12 10 (2.83%) IPsec
12 10 (2.83%) VLAN
12 10 (2.83%) VoIP
13 9 (2.55%) DNS
13 9 (2.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.70%) Blockchain
2 5 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (1.13%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.28%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.28%) JIRA
General
1 77 (21.81%) Finance
2 47 (13.31%) Banking
3 18 (5.10%) Legal
4 14 (3.97%) Retail
5 11 (3.12%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.98%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.70%) Marketing
8 5 (1.42%) Electronics
8 5 (1.42%) Public Sector
8 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.13%) Back Office
9 4 (1.13%) Games
9 4 (1.13%) Military
10 3 (0.85%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.57%) Advertising
11 2 (0.57%) International Banking
11 2 (0.57%) Law
12 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 109 (30.88%) Analyst
2 85 (24.08%) Security Analyst
3 77 (21.81%) Security Engineer
4 40 (11.33%) Information Analyst
5 39 (11.05%) Information Security Analyst
6 26 (7.37%) Risk Analyst
6 26 (7.37%) Security Risk Analyst
7 25 (7.08%) Information Risk Analyst
8 16 (4.53%) IT Analyst
9 15 (4.25%) Architect
9 15 (4.25%) DevSecOps Engineer
9 15 (4.25%) IT Security Analyst
9 15 (4.25%) Security Architect
10 14 (3.97%) Head of Security
10 14 (3.97%) Security Manager
11 13 (3.68%) AWS Engineer
11 13 (3.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 13 (3.68%) Network Engineer
12 12 (3.40%) Administrator
12 12 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.98%) YAML
2 5 (1.42%) .NET
3 3 (0.85%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (0.57%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.57%) JSON
5 1 (0.28%) EDI
5 1 (0.28%) OAuth
5 1 (0.28%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (19.26%) Management Information System
2 45 (12.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 41 (11.61%) Security Operations Centre
4 33 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (6.80%) Public Cloud
6 20 (5.67%) PKI
7 16 (4.53%) Cyberthreat
7 16 (4.53%) Data Centre
8 14 (3.97%) Cloud Native
9 9 (2.55%) Cyberattack
10 8 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (1.98%) Clustering
11 7 (1.98%) Internet of Things
11 7 (1.98%) Robotics
12 6 (1.70%) Cybercrime
13 4 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (1.13%) FMCG
14 3 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
15 2 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (14.45%) Windows
2 41 (11.61%) Linux
3 27 (7.65%) Windows Server
4 22 (6.23%) Unix
5 8 (2.27%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.98%) Solaris
6 7 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.98%) Windows XP
7 6 (1.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.42%) VMS
8 5 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.28%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (57.79%) Cybersecurity
2 166 (47.03%) SIEM
3 163 (46.18%) Information Security
4 158 (44.76%) Security Operations
5 67 (18.98%) Penetration Testing
6 66 (18.70%) Threat Intelligence
7 61 (17.28%) Security Monitoring
8 56 (15.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 50 (14.16%) Identity Access Management
10 44 (12.46%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (12.18%) Problem-Solving
12 42 (11.90%) Incident Management
13 40 (11.33%) DevOps
14 37 (10.48%) Risk Assessment
14 37 (10.48%) Risk Management
15 33 (9.35%) Security Management
16 29 (8.22%) Data Security
16 29 (8.22%) OWASP
17 28 (7.93%) Investment Management
17 28 (7.93%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.07%) Python
2 27 (7.65%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.53%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.27%) C
4 8 (2.27%) Perl
5 7 (1.98%) Java
5 7 (1.98%) SQL
6 4 (1.13%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.85%) C#
7 3 (0.85%) C++
7 3 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.85%) Lua
7 3 (0.85%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 83 (23.51%) CISSP
2 49 (13.88%) CISM
3 44 (12.46%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (9.35%) CEH
5 29 (8.22%) Degree
6 25 (7.08%) CCNA
7 24 (6.80%) CCNP
8 21 (5.95%) SANS
9 19 (5.38%) CompTIA Security+
9 19 (5.38%) GCIH
10 16 (4.53%) CISA
10 16 (4.53%) SSCP
11 15 (4.25%) GIAC
12 14 (3.97%) GCFA
13 13 (3.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 13 (3.68%) MCSE
13 13 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (3.40%) CCSP
14 12 (3.40%) RHCSA
15 11 (3.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (22.10%) NIST
2 63 (17.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (13.60%) PCI DSS
4 35 (9.92%) GDPR
5 18 (5.10%) COBIT
6 14 (3.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (3.68%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (3.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (2.27%) GAMP
9 8 (2.27%) HIPAA
10 7 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (1.13%) NCSC
11 4 (1.13%) SLA
12 2 (0.57%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.28%) ISO 31000
13 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 41 (11.61%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.10%) Docker
3 13 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.42%) vSphere
5 3 (0.85%) Firmware
6 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (5.67%) Nessus
2 18 (5.10%) QRadar
3 17 (4.82%) SCCM
4 13 (3.68%) Kubernetes
5 10 (2.83%) Terraform
6 8 (2.27%) CSIRT
6 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.42%) Cisco CME
9 4 (1.13%) Ansible
9 4 (1.13%) CASB
9 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.13%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.57%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.28%) SCOM
11 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 65 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 47 (13.31%) Cisco
3 22 (6.23%) VMware
4 20 (5.67%) Splunk
5 19 (5.38%) Red Hat
6 18 (5.10%) Palo Alto
6 18 (5.10%) SolarWinds
7 15 (4.25%) AlienVault
7 15 (4.25%) Fortinet
8 14 (3.97%) LogRhythm
9 11 (3.12%) Rapid7
10 9 (2.55%) CheckPoint
10 9 (2.55%) Citrix
10 9 (2.55%) Darktrace
10 9 (2.55%) Juniper
10 9 (2.55%) Sophos
11 8 (2.27%) WatchGuard
12 7 (1.98%) Meraki
12 7 (1.98%) Qualys
12 7 (1.98%) SAP