Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Vulnerability Scanning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Scanning over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Scanning
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 703 784 710
Rank change year-on-year +81 -74 +198
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 484 424 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 321 364 443
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £62,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -11.29% +26.53%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%

Vulnerability Scanning 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 149,712 160,336 174,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.56% 90.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119,082 126,510 145,216
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Vulnerability Scanning
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
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 Scanning within the UK over the 6 months to 17 October 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 +81 461 £60,000 +9.09% 67
London +42 254 £62,500 +8.70% 29
UK excluding London +75 222 £52,500 +10.53% 40
East of England +98 79 £55,000 +10.00% 1
North of England +14 47 £50,000 +11.11% 18
South East -16 47 £57,500 +9.52% 9
Yorkshire +42 29 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Midlands +30 24 £40,000 -30.43% 7
North West -23 18 £50,000 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +23 15 £40,000 -40.74% 6
South West +8 10 £34,000 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +4 9 £39,000 +6.75% 1
Wales +2 8 £60,000 +122.22% 2
Northern Ireland - 5 £62,500 -
Scotland - 2 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 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 Scanning.

1 263 (54.34%) Information Security
2 224 (46.28%) Cybersecurity
3 215 (44.42%) CISSP
4 202 (41.74%) Firewall
5 196 (40.50%) SIEM
6 162 (33.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 157 (32.44%) Penetration Testing
8 138 (28.51%) Vulnerability Management
9 137 (28.31%) Windows
10 130 (26.86%) Network Security
11 118 (24.38%) Security Operations
12 110 (22.73%) Linux
13 100 (20.66%) CISM
14 88 (18.18%) TCP/IP
15 84 (17.36%) Finance
16 76 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 71 (14.67%) PCI DSS
18 69 (14.26%) Security Architecture
18 69 (14.26%) ITIL
19 68 (14.05%) Splunk
20 67 (13.84%) Management Information System
21 66 (13.64%) Degree
22 62 (12.81%) Intrusion Detection
23 60 (12.40%) Risk Management
23 60 (12.40%) Security Operations Centre
24 59 (12.19%) Security Testing
25 55 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
26 52 (10.74%) Qualys
26 52 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
27 51 (10.54%) Continuous Improvement

Vulnerability Scanning
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 16 (3.31%) Apache
2 9 (1.86%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.45%) IIS
4 6 (1.24%) Confluence
5 5 (1.03%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.62%) nginx
6 3 (0.62%) Site Server
7 1 (0.21%) JBoss
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Magento
1 1 (0.21%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 51 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.31%) Office 365
4 10 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.86%) SaaS
6 8 (1.65%) IaaS
7 5 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.03%) PaaS
8 3 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.62%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 202 (41.74%) Firewall
2 130 (26.86%) Network Security
3 88 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 62 (12.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 44 (9.09%) DNS
5 44 (9.09%) Internet
6 42 (8.68%) LAN
6 42 (8.68%) WAN
7 39 (8.06%) SSL
8 30 (6.20%) VPN
9 29 (5.99%) Wireless
10 26 (5.37%) SMTP
11 21 (4.34%) HTTP
12 20 (4.13%) IPsec
13 14 (2.89%) SAN
13 14 (2.89%) Sourcefire
14 11 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (2.27%) DHCP
14 11 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (2.07%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.48%) Big Data
3 9 (1.86%) Hadoop
3 9 (1.86%) MySQL
4 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.03%) Blockchain
6 3 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.62%) MariaDB
6 3 (0.62%) Redis
7 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.41%) GIS
7 2 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.21%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 20 (4.13%) Metasploit
2 12 (2.48%) Burp Suite
3 6 (1.24%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.24%) JIRA
4 5 (1.03%) AppScan
4 5 (1.03%) Subversion
5 4 (0.83%) Selenium
5 4 (0.83%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.62%) Hudson
7 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.21%) Paros
7 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.21%) sqlmap
7 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (17.36%) Finance
2 37 (7.64%) Retail
3 28 (5.79%) Banking
4 17 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.86%) Legal
6 7 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.03%) Welsh Language
8 4 (0.83%) Advertising
8 4 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.83%) International Banking
9 3 (0.62%) Marketing
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 144 (29.75%) Analyst
2 131 (27.07%) Security Engineer
3 123 (25.41%) Security Analyst
4 48 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (8.26%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 38 (7.85%) Information Security Engineer
6 38 (7.85%) Operations Analyst
6 38 (7.85%) Security Manager
6 38 (7.85%) Security Operations Analyst
6 38 (7.85%) Senior Analyst
7 36 (7.44%) Consultant
7 36 (7.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 33 (6.82%) Security Consultant
9 32 (6.61%) Security Specialist
10 31 (6.40%) Senior Security Analyst
11 26 (5.37%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 25 (5.17%) IT Analyst
12 25 (5.17%) IT Security Analyst
13 20 (4.13%) IT Manager
14 19 (3.93%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.89%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (1.86%) HTML
3 8 (1.65%) .NET
3 8 (1.65%) CSS
4 7 (1.45%) JSON
4 7 (1.45%) SAML
5 6 (1.24%) Web Services
6 5 (1.03%) Regular Expression
6 5 (1.03%) REST
6 5 (1.03%) SOAP
7 4 (0.83%) LDAP
7 4 (0.83%) Node.js
8 3 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.62%) Middleware
8 3 (0.62%) PHP-FPM
8 3 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.41%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.41%) LAMP
9 2 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
10 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (13.84%) Management Information System
2 60 (12.40%) Security Operations Centre
3 52 (10.74%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (6.20%) Computer Science
4 30 (6.20%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (5.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 23 (4.75%) Data Protection Act
7 22 (4.55%) Fintech
8 21 (4.34%) PKI
9 16 (3.31%) Mobile App
10 15 (3.10%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.24%) Analytical Mindset
11 6 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (1.24%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.03%) BYOD
12 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (1.03%) NHS
12 5 (1.03%) Replication
13 4 (0.83%) iPad
13 4 (0.83%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 137 (28.31%) Windows
2 110 (22.73%) Linux
3 47 (9.71%) Windows Server
4 23 (4.75%) Unix
5 13 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (2.27%) Kali Linux
6 11 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.07%) Debian
8 8 (1.65%) Solaris
9 7 (1.45%) Android
10 6 (1.24%) VMS
10 6 (1.24%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.83%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.62%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.41%) CentOS
13 2 (0.41%) SUSE
13 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (54.34%) Information Security
2 224 (46.28%) Cybersecurity
3 196 (40.50%) SIEM
4 157 (32.44%) Penetration Testing
5 138 (28.51%) Vulnerability Management
6 118 (24.38%) Security Operations
7 76 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 69 (14.26%) ITIL
8 69 (14.26%) Security Architecture
9 60 (12.40%) Risk Management
10 59 (12.19%) Security Testing
11 55 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
12 51 (10.54%) Continuous Improvement
13 50 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 48 (9.92%) Analytics
15 47 (9.71%) Incident Management
16 45 (9.30%) Data Loss Prevention
16 45 (9.30%) Risk Assessment
17 41 (8.47%) Ethical Hacking
17 41 (8.47%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.12%) PowerShell
2 41 (8.47%) Python
3 30 (6.20%) SQL
4 28 (5.79%) Perl
5 22 (4.55%) C
6 18 (3.72%) Bash Shell
7 17 (3.51%) Java
8 16 (3.31%) VBScript
9 10 (2.07%) PHP
10 7 (1.45%) C++
10 7 (1.45%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.24%) Ruby
12 2 (0.41%) C#
13 1 (0.21%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 215 (44.42%) CISSP
2 100 (20.66%) CISM
3 66 (13.64%) Degree
4 50 (10.33%) GIAC
5 48 (9.92%) CEH
6 38 (7.85%) CISA
7 35 (7.23%) SANS
8 30 (6.20%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (6.20%) OSCP
9 24 (4.96%) GCIH
10 23 (4.75%) TOGAF Certification
11 22 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (3.51%) Security Cleared
13 16 (3.31%) CREST Certified
13 16 (3.31%) Master's Degree
14 15 (3.10%) CCNA
14 15 (3.10%) CESG Certified Professional
15 13 (2.69%) CompTIA Security+
16 12 (2.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 11 (2.27%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (33.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (14.67%) PCI DSS
3 34 (7.02%) GDPR
4 30 (6.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 16 (3.31%) SAS 70
7 15 (3.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 13 (2.69%) HIPAA
9 9 (1.86%) GPG13
10 8 (1.65%) COBIT
10 8 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials
11 5 (1.03%) QA
12 4 (0.83%) PMO
13 2 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 37 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.48%) Snort
5 9 (1.86%) HDFS
6 8 (1.65%) ProxySG
6 8 (1.65%) vSphere
7 5 (1.03%) KVM
8 3 (0.62%) iptables
8 3 (0.62%) LXC
8 3 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (9.09%) Nessus
2 27 (5.58%) QRadar
3 17 (3.51%) OpenVAS
4 16 (3.31%) Nmap
5 11 (2.27%) SCCM
6 10 (2.07%) WSUS
7 9 (1.86%) Puppet
7 9 (1.86%) Suricata
8 6 (1.24%) Nagios
8 6 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.03%) Ansible
9 5 (1.03%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.03%) Nexpose
9 5 (1.03%) SCOM
10 4 (0.83%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.62%) Fail2ban
11 3 (0.62%) WebInspect
12 2 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
12 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 68 (14.05%) Splunk
2 52 (10.74%) Qualys
3 47 (9.71%) Microsoft
4 38 (7.85%) Cisco
5 37 (7.64%) LogRhythm
6 24 (4.96%) CheckPoint
6 24 (4.96%) VMware
7 23 (4.75%) ArcSight
7 23 (4.75%) Palo Alto
8 21 (4.34%) AlienVault
8 21 (4.34%) Sophos
9 16 (3.31%) Juniper
10 14 (2.89%) Citrix
10 14 (2.89%) Darktrace
10 14 (2.89%) FireEye
10 14 (2.89%) Fortinet
10 14 (2.89%) HP
11 11 (2.27%) Symantec
12 10 (2.07%) F5
12 10 (2.07%) Red Hat