Period
to 24 August 2017

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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Management
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 635 816
Rank change year-on-year +22 +181 +238
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Management 642 739 499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.38% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.42% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 512 613 414
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,158 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £52,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year -7.62% +12.90% +16.25%

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 158067 174907 190989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.07% 88.20%
Number of salaries quoted 125117 145890 156060
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,623 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Management in the UK

Vulnerability Management
Top 14 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 24 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 -10 601 £57,500 -4.17% 38
London +26 392 £65,000 - 21
UK excluding London -62 224 £48,500 -7.62% 17
South East +21 93 £50,000 -9.09% 11
North of England -9 50 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Yorkshire +17 29 £52,500 +48.94% 2
Midlands +40 28 £42,500 +2.41%
West Midlands +30 23 £46,250 +12.80%
East of England -35 23 £50,000 -10.71% 2
North West -23 21 £62,500 +25.00% 2
South West +21 16 £42,500 -22.73%
Scotland -11 10 £43,500 -17.14%
East Midlands +20 5 £30,250 -27.98%
Wales +7 5 £20,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing Vulnerability Management 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 Management.

1 392 (61.06%) Information Security
2 358 (55.76%) SIEM
3 340 (52.96%) Firewall
4 296 (46.11%) CISSP
5 259 (40.34%) Security Operations
6 247 (38.47%) Windows
7 238 (37.07%) Cybersecurity
8 216 (33.64%) Linux
9 212 (33.02%) CISM
10 210 (32.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 176 (27.41%) Finance
12 169 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
13 157 (24.45%) Network Security
14 133 (20.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 128 (19.94%) PCI DSS
15 128 (19.94%) Security Architecture
16 125 (19.47%) ITIL
17 124 (19.31%) TCP/IP
17 124 (19.31%) Active Directory
18 107 (16.67%) Cisco
18 107 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 103 (16.04%) Data Protection
20 101 (15.73%) Banking
21 98 (15.26%) Management Information System
22 93 (14.49%) Degree
23 92 (14.33%) LogRhythm
24 89 (13.86%) Windows Server
25 86 (13.40%) CEH
26 84 (13.08%) Palo Alto
27 83 (12.93%) Data Protection Act

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 15 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.02%) IIS
3 10 (1.56%) Apache
4 9 (1.40%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 9 (1.40%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.31%) nginx
7 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.16%) Confluence
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.16%) JBoss
8 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 59 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.96%) Office 365
4 14 (2.18%) Mimecast
5 11 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.25%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.25%) OpenDNS
7 5 (0.78%) IaaS
8 3 (0.47%) SaaS
9 2 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.31%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 340 (52.96%) Firewall
2 157 (24.45%) Network Security
3 124 (19.31%) TCP/IP
4 65 (10.12%) VPN
5 53 (8.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 43 (6.70%) Internet
7 41 (6.39%) WAN
8 39 (6.07%) LAN
9 30 (4.67%) Wireless
10 26 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (4.05%) DNS
11 23 (3.58%) SSL
12 22 (3.43%) VLAN
13 21 (3.27%) DHCP
14 19 (2.96%) BGP
14 19 (2.96%) OSPF
15 18 (2.80%) IPsec
16 17 (2.65%) Cisco ISE
17 13 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
18 11 (1.71%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.09%) Big Data
3 4 (0.62%) GIS
3 4 (0.62%) MySQL
4 2 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (2.34%) Metasploit
2 8 (1.25%) AppScan
3 7 (1.09%) Burp Suite
4 6 (0.93%) Paros
4 6 (0.93%) WebScarab
5 4 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.31%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.16%) GitLab
7 1 (0.16%) JIRA
General
1 176 (27.41%) Finance
2 101 (15.73%) Banking
3 21 (3.27%) Legal
3 21 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.34%) Law
5 7 (1.09%) Advertising
5 7 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.09%) Retail
6 6 (0.93%) Marketing
7 4 (0.62%) Digital Economy
7 4 (0.62%) Electronics
7 4 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.62%) Games
7 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.62%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.31%) French Language
8 2 (0.31%) International Banking
8 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.16%) Back Office
9 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 216 (33.64%) Analyst
2 181 (28.19%) Security Analyst
3 117 (18.22%) Security Engineer
4 116 (18.07%) Security Manager
5 66 (10.28%) IT Analyst
6 65 (10.12%) IT Security Analyst
7 57 (8.88%) IT Engineer
8 56 (8.72%) IT Security Engineer
9 48 (7.48%) SOC Analyst
10 46 (7.17%) Information Analyst
10 46 (7.17%) Information Security Analyst
11 44 (6.85%) Operations Engineer
12 43 (6.70%) Consultant
12 43 (6.70%) Operations Analyst
12 43 (6.70%) Security Operations Analyst
13 41 (6.39%) IT Manager
14 40 (6.23%) IT Security Manager
15 39 (6.07%) Architect
15 39 (6.07%) Security Consultant
16 38 (5.92%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.21%) SailPoint
2 17 (2.65%) Web Services
3 3 (0.47%) EDI
4 2 (0.31%) .NET
4 2 (0.31%) Middleware
4 2 (0.31%) RESTful
4 2 (0.31%) Serverless Framework
5 1 (0.16%) Java EE
5 1 (0.16%) OAuth
5 1 (0.16%) OLE
5 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.16%) REST
5 1 (0.16%) SAML
5 1 (0.16%) SOAP
5 1 (0.16%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.16%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 98 (15.26%) Management Information System
2 83 (12.93%) Data Protection Act
3 69 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (10.12%) Security Operations Centre
5 49 (7.63%) Computer Science
6 37 (5.76%) PKI
7 32 (4.98%) Cyberthreat
8 26 (4.05%) Data Centre
9 20 (3.12%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 14 (2.18%) Cyber Attack
12 7 (1.09%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.09%) Thin Client
13 6 (0.93%) Cybercrime
13 6 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
14 5 (0.78%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.78%) CESG
14 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
15 4 (0.62%) BYOD
15 4 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 247 (38.47%) Windows
2 216 (33.64%) Linux
3 89 (13.86%) Windows Server
4 62 (9.66%) Unix
5 43 (6.70%) Apple iOS
6 38 (5.92%) Mac OS X
7 35 (5.45%) Kali Linux
8 25 (3.89%) CentOS
9 24 (3.74%) Ubuntu
10 23 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (3.43%) Debian
12 12 (1.87%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.25%) VMS
13 8 (1.25%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.93%) Android
14 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 392 (61.06%) Information Security
2 358 (55.76%) SIEM
3 259 (40.34%) Security Operations
4 238 (37.07%) Cybersecurity
5 169 (26.32%) Penetration Testing
6 133 (20.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 128 (19.94%) Security Architecture
8 125 (19.47%) ITIL
9 103 (16.04%) Data Protection
10 79 (12.31%) Risk Management
11 78 (12.15%) Data Loss Prevention
12 72 (11.21%) Security Monitoring
13 70 (10.90%) Agile Software Development
13 70 (10.90%) DRM
14 69 (10.75%) Analytics
15 67 (10.44%) Incident Management
16 53 (8.26%) Identity Access Management
17 52 (8.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 51 (7.94%) Mentoring
19 49 (7.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (6.07%) PowerShell
2 34 (5.30%) SQL
3 29 (4.52%) Python
4 27 (4.21%) Java
5 15 (2.34%) C#
6 7 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.09%) Ruby
7 6 (0.93%) C
8 5 (0.78%) C-shell
8 5 (0.78%) Korn
9 4 (0.62%) C++
9 4 (0.62%) Perl
10 3 (0.47%) PHP
10 3 (0.47%) VB
11 2 (0.31%) Go
11 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 296 (46.11%) CISSP
2 212 (33.02%) CISM
3 93 (14.49%) Degree
4 86 (13.40%) CEH
5 81 (12.62%) CISA
6 76 (11.84%) GIAC
7 48 (7.48%) GSEC
8 46 (7.17%) Security Cleared
9 45 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
10 35 (5.45%) SANS
11 33 (5.14%) CCNP
11 33 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
12 31 (4.83%) CREST Certified
13 26 (4.05%) GCIH
14 24 (3.74%) CRISC
15 23 (3.58%) GISF
16 21 (3.27%) CCNA
17 20 (3.12%) CESG Certified Professional
18 18 (2.80%) GCIA
19 16 (2.49%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (32.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (19.94%) PCI DSS
3 107 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 19 (2.96%) GDPR
5 16 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (1.87%) SLA
7 10 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (1.40%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 6 (0.93%) COBIT
12 4 (0.62%) BS25999
12 4 (0.62%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.62%) SSAE 16
13 2 (0.31%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.16%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 124 (19.31%) Active Directory
2 37 (5.76%) Snort
3 28 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.02%) pfSense
6 8 (1.25%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.93%) vSphere
7 6 (0.93%) XenApp
8 4 (0.62%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.62%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.31%) Docker
11 1 (0.16%) Firmware
11 1 (0.16%) LXC
11 1 (0.16%) NFS
11 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 82 (12.77%) Nessus
2 43 (6.70%) Nexpose
3 38 (5.92%) QRadar
4 30 (4.67%) McAfee ePO
5 29 (4.52%) WSUS
6 27 (4.21%) PowerBroker
6 27 (4.21%) SCCM
7 26 (4.05%) CSIRT
8 23 (3.58%) Core Impact
8 23 (3.58%) OpenVAS
8 23 (3.58%) RSA Security Analytics
9 22 (3.43%) FortiGate
10 21 (3.27%) EnCase
11 20 (3.12%) Nmap
12 15 (2.34%) OSSEC
13 11 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 6 (0.93%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 3 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 3 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 107 (16.67%) Cisco
2 92 (14.33%) LogRhythm
3 84 (13.08%) Palo Alto
4 74 (11.53%) Microsoft
5 64 (9.97%) Qualys
6 57 (8.88%) CheckPoint
7 50 (7.79%) Symantec
8 49 (7.63%) McAfee
9 47 (7.32%) CyberArk
10 45 (7.01%) Splunk
11 44 (6.85%) AlienVault
11 44 (6.85%) VMware
12 42 (6.54%) ArcSight
13 37 (5.76%) Apple
14 33 (5.14%) Juniper
15 29 (4.52%) SolarWinds
16 27 (4.21%) Aveksa
16 27 (4.21%) Bomgar
17 25 (3.89%) Fortinet
18 24 (3.74%) F5