Period
to 25 May 2018

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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Management
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 645 712
Rank change year-on-year +141 +67 +185
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Management 951 604 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.36% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 772 502 547
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,000 £37,000 £39,800
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%

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 157,933 153,059 180,627
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.82% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 126,923 125,473 150,145
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

Vulnerability Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 25 May 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 +124 915 £60,000 +2.56% 90
London +87 516 £67,500 +3.85% 49
UK excluding London +146 425 £55,000 +10.00% 45
South East +44 144 £55,000 - 15
North of England +44 103 £50,000 +13.56% 8
Midlands +15 74 £65,000 +44.44% 5
East of England +41 72 £53,500 -10.83% 11
Yorkshire +48 58 £45,000 +2.20% 4
West Midlands +17 52 £55,000 +29.41% 4
North West +2 44 £60,000 +29.73% 3
Scotland -17 28 £65,000 +36.84% 3
South West -11 23 £55,000 -8.33% 2
East Midlands +2 22 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Wales +7 3 £35,000 +75.00%
North East - 1 £48,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 499 (52.47%) SIEM
2 494 (51.95%) Firewall
3 483 (50.79%) Information Security
4 426 (44.79%) Cybersecurity
5 392 (41.22%) CISSP
6 263 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 257 (27.02%) Network Security
8 251 (26.39%) Security Operations
9 228 (23.97%) Finance
10 227 (23.87%) CISM
11 189 (19.87%) Windows
12 182 (19.14%) Penetration Testing
13 177 (18.61%) Incident Management
14 171 (17.98%) Qualys
15 170 (17.88%) ITIL
16 167 (17.56%) Linux
17 161 (16.93%) Data Loss Prevention
18 159 (16.72%) TCP/IP
19 153 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
20 143 (15.04%) Cisco
20 143 (15.04%) PCI DSS
21 136 (14.30%) VPN
22 135 (14.20%) Nessus
23 134 (14.09%) Splunk
24 132 (13.88%) Risk Management
25 130 (13.67%) GDPR
26 128 (13.46%) Management Information System
27 126 (13.25%) Security Architecture
28 123 (12.93%) WAN
28 123 (12.93%) Identity Access Management

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 32 (3.36%) IIS
2 19 (2.00%) JBoss
2 19 (2.00%) Tomcat
3 15 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.47%) Apache
5 10 (1.05%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.32%) iPlanet
7 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.21%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 108 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (4.42%) PaaS
4 38 (4.00%) Office 365
5 33 (3.47%) SaaS
6 30 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
7 27 (2.84%) IaaS
8 16 (1.68%) OneDrive
9 5 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.32%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.11%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 494 (51.95%) Firewall
2 257 (27.02%) Network Security
3 159 (16.72%) TCP/IP
4 136 (14.30%) VPN
5 123 (12.93%) WAN
6 111 (11.67%) LAN
7 88 (9.25%) DNS
8 83 (8.73%) SSL
9 62 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
10 61 (6.41%) DHCP
11 57 (5.99%) Cisco ASA
12 52 (5.47%) VLAN
13 51 (5.36%) HTTP
13 51 (5.36%) Wireless
14 50 (5.26%) WLAN
15 45 (4.73%) IPsec
16 44 (4.63%) MPLS
17 38 (4.00%) Internet
18 36 (3.79%) VoIP
19 32 (3.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.16%) Big Data
2 9 (0.95%) MySQL
3 7 (0.74%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (0.53%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.53%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.32%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.21%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.21%) Power BI
6 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (1.89%) Metasploit
2 8 (0.84%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
General
1 228 (23.97%) Finance
2 44 (4.63%) Banking
3 34 (3.58%) Retail
4 21 (2.21%) Law
5 16 (1.68%) Legal
6 13 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.16%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.84%) Advertising
9 7 (0.74%) Games
10 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.63%) German Language
10 6 (0.63%) Spanish Language
11 5 (0.53%) Military
12 2 (0.21%) Marketing
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 217 (22.82%) Analyst
2 182 (19.14%) Security Analyst
3 157 (16.51%) Security Engineer
4 112 (11.78%) Architect
4 112 (11.78%) Security Manager
5 108 (11.36%) Consultant
5 108 (11.36%) Security Architect
6 100 (10.52%) Security Consultant
7 64 (6.73%) Security Specialist
8 56 (5.89%) Network Engineer
9 54 (5.68%) IT Analyst
9 54 (5.68%) IT Security Analyst
10 53 (5.57%) IT Manager
11 50 (5.26%) Security Solutions Architect
11 50 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
12 48 (5.05%) Network Security Engineer
13 44 (4.63%) IT Consultant
13 44 (4.63%) IT Security Consultant
14 43 (4.52%) Security Officer
14 43 (4.52%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.15%) LDAP
2 21 (2.21%) Web Services
3 18 (1.89%) SAML
4 15 (1.58%) OAuth
5 13 (1.37%) Middleware
6 8 (0.84%) REST
7 7 (0.74%) .NET
7 7 (0.74%) SOAP
7 7 (0.74%) Spring Boot
7 7 (0.74%) Zuul
8 6 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.53%) LAMP
10 2 (0.21%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.21%) Java EE
10 2 (0.21%) RESTful
10 2 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.11%) JSON
11 1 (0.11%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 128 (13.46%) Management Information System
2 120 (12.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 102 (10.73%) Cyberthreat
4 94 (9.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 87 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (7.78%) PKI
7 56 (5.89%) Data Centre
8 53 (5.57%) Data Protection Act
9 44 (4.63%) Fintech
10 38 (4.00%) Computer Science
11 32 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (2.10%) Cyberattack
13 14 (1.47%) Private Cloud
14 12 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.16%) Public Cloud
16 10 (1.05%) Clustering
16 10 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
17 8 (0.84%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 8 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 189 (19.87%) Windows
2 167 (17.56%) Linux
3 81 (8.52%) Windows Server
4 44 (4.63%) Unix
5 36 (3.79%) Kali Linux
6 25 (2.63%) Mac OS X
7 22 (2.31%) Apple iOS
8 15 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.26%) CentOS
10 9 (0.95%) Solaris
11 7 (0.74%) Ubuntu
11 7 (0.74%) VMS
11 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (0.63%) Debian
12 6 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 5 (0.53%) DC/OS
13 5 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.42%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.32%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (52.47%) SIEM
2 483 (50.79%) Information Security
3 426 (44.79%) Cybersecurity
4 251 (26.39%) Security Operations
5 182 (19.14%) Penetration Testing
6 177 (18.61%) Incident Management
7 170 (17.88%) ITIL
8 161 (16.93%) Data Loss Prevention
9 132 (13.88%) Risk Management
10 126 (13.25%) Security Architecture
11 123 (12.93%) Identity Access Management
12 117 (12.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 107 (11.25%) Data Protection
14 98 (10.30%) Security Management
15 92 (9.67%) Threat Intelligence
16 88 (9.25%) Agile Software Development
17 87 (9.15%) Security Monitoring
18 86 (9.04%) Patch Management
19 81 (8.52%) Stakeholder Management
19 81 (8.52%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (5.68%) Bash Shell
2 49 (5.15%) Python
3 35 (3.68%) PowerShell
4 31 (3.26%) Perl
5 24 (2.52%) Ruby
6 23 (2.42%) C#
7 21 (2.21%) C
8 15 (1.58%) Bourne shell
8 15 (1.58%) Korn
9 13 (1.37%) Java
10 9 (0.95%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.95%) SQL
11 4 (0.42%) C++
12 2 (0.21%) PHP
12 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.11%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.11%) VB
13 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 392 (41.22%) CISSP
2 227 (23.87%) CISM
3 153 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (11.57%) CISA
5 97 (10.20%) CEH
6 93 (9.78%) Degree
7 82 (8.62%) GIAC
8 72 (7.57%) CCNP
9 60 (6.31%) CCNA
10 57 (5.99%) SSCP
11 55 (5.78%) CCDP
12 49 (5.15%) SANS
13 44 (4.63%) GCIH
14 43 (4.52%) Security Cleared
15 42 (4.42%) SC Cleared
16 37 (3.89%) CREST Certified
16 37 (3.89%) OSCP
17 26 (2.73%) IISP
17 26 (2.73%) ISSAP
18 24 (2.52%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (27.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 143 (15.04%) PCI DSS
3 130 (13.67%) GDPR
4 61 (6.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 45 (4.73%) COBIT
6 35 (3.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 22 (2.31%) SLA
8 12 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 11 (1.16%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.74%) PMO
11 5 (0.53%) Government Security Classifications
11 5 (0.53%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.53%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 4 (0.42%) QA
13 2 (0.21%) ISAE 3402
14 1 (0.11%) FISMA
14 1 (0.11%) GPG13
14 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 98 (10.30%) Active Directory
2 28 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.37%) Firmware
3 13 (1.37%) Snort
4 11 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.84%) ProxySG
6 7 (0.74%) Docker
7 6 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.63%) pfSense
8 3 (0.32%) vSphere
9 2 (0.21%) XenServer
10 1 (0.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 135 (14.20%) Nessus
2 93 (9.78%) QRadar
3 26 (2.73%) CSIRT
4 17 (1.79%) Core Impact
5 16 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
6 15 (1.58%) RSA enVision
7 14 (1.47%) Nmap
8 13 (1.37%) SCCM
9 12 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
10 11 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
10 11 (1.16%) TrustSec
11 10 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.05%) SCOM
12 9 (0.95%) OpenVAS
12 9 (0.95%) WSUS
13 8 (0.84%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.84%) SCOrch
14 7 (0.74%) Kubernetes
14 7 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 171 (17.98%) Qualys
2 143 (15.04%) Cisco
3 134 (14.09%) Splunk
4 108 (11.36%) Microsoft
5 105 (11.04%) CheckPoint
6 83 (8.73%) Juniper
7 61 (6.41%) F5
8 59 (6.20%) Forcepoint
9 57 (5.99%) Fortinet
10 55 (5.78%) McAfee
11 46 (4.84%) Tufin
12 45 (4.73%) LogRhythm
13 38 (4.00%) ArcSight
14 34 (3.58%) VMware
15 30 (3.15%) Oracle
16 28 (2.94%) IBM
17 27 (2.84%) Foundstone
18 26 (2.73%) Palo Alto
19 25 (2.63%) Apple
20 23 (2.42%) Blue Coat