Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Scanning
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 756 678 916
Rank change year-on-year -78 +238 +62
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 462 585 407
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 395 439 324
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £38,500 £34,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

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 161555 165982 191669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.45% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 128029 137602 158590
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.29% - +6.25%

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 14 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Top 12 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 14 December 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 -61 460 £55,000 -8.33% 23
London +19 301 £57,500 -17.86% 9
UK excluding London -108 159 £47,500 +5.56% 14
South East +8 63 £52,500 +16.67% 1
North of England -28 40 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Midlands -13 33 £50,000 +36.99% 2
North West -9 26 £45,000 -18.18% 5
West Midlands -46 21 £52,500 +38.16% 2
Yorkshire +4 14 £43,250 +16.89% 4
South West -7 14 £40,000 -27.27%
East Midlands +24 12 £38,750 +9.15%
East of England +5 9 £55,000 +27.91% 2

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 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 Scanning.

1 315 (68.18%) Information Security
2 272 (58.87%) SIEM
3 270 (58.44%) CISSP
4 258 (55.84%) Firewall
5 219 (47.40%) Penetration Testing
6 218 (47.19%) Cybersecurity
7 213 (46.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 179 (38.74%) Vulnerability Management
9 169 (36.58%) Linux
10 167 (36.15%) Windows
11 162 (35.06%) CISM
12 138 (29.87%) TCP/IP
13 134 (29.00%) Finance
14 127 (27.49%) Security Operations
15 124 (26.84%) ITIL
16 122 (26.41%) Network Security
17 118 (25.54%) Active Directory
18 106 (22.94%) Windows Server
19 98 (21.21%) Data Protection
20 92 (19.91%) Data Protection Act
21 91 (19.70%) Microsoft
21 91 (19.70%) Incident Management
22 90 (19.48%) Cisco
23 88 (19.05%) Security Architecture
24 87 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
24 87 (18.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
25 86 (18.61%) GIAC
26 85 (18.40%) Nessus
27 83 (17.97%) Data Loss Prevention
28 80 (17.32%) Banking

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 3 (0.65%) Apache
1 3 (0.65%) Apache Spark
1 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.22%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.76%) Office 365
4 11 (2.38%) Cloudflare
5 9 (1.95%) SaaS
6 8 (1.73%) IaaS
7 6 (1.30%) Mimecast
7 6 (1.30%) PaaS
8 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 258 (55.84%) Firewall
2 138 (29.87%) TCP/IP
3 122 (26.41%) Network Security
4 41 (8.87%) DNS
5 37 (8.01%) Intrusion Detection
5 37 (8.01%) WAN
6 32 (6.93%) HTTP
7 31 (6.71%) VPN
8 30 (6.49%) DHCP
9 25 (5.41%) Internet
10 23 (4.98%) LAN
11 22 (4.76%) SMTP
12 21 (4.55%) VLAN
13 19 (4.11%) MPLS
14 17 (3.68%) Wireless
15 14 (3.03%) SSH
16 13 (2.81%) Junos
17 11 (2.38%) SSL
18 10 (2.16%) VoIP
19 7 (1.52%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.65%) Big Data
2 3 (0.65%) MySQL
3 1 (0.22%) Looker
3 1 (0.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (6.71%) Metasploit
2 10 (2.16%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.43%) AppScan
4 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.22%) Xcode
General
1 134 (29.00%) Finance
2 80 (17.32%) Banking
3 30 (6.49%) Legal
4 15 (3.25%) Law
4 15 (3.25%) Retail
5 9 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 4 (0.87%) Advertising
8 3 (0.65%) Games
8 3 (0.65%) International Banking
8 3 (0.65%) Military
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.43%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (42.21%) Analyst
2 172 (37.23%) Security Analyst
3 77 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 59 (12.77%) IT Analyst
4 59 (12.77%) IT Security Analyst
5 53 (11.47%) Information Analyst
5 53 (11.47%) Information Security Analyst
6 51 (11.04%) IT Engineer
6 51 (11.04%) IT Security Engineer
7 50 (10.82%) Security Manager
8 46 (9.96%) Operations Analyst
8 46 (9.96%) Security Operations Analyst
9 39 (8.44%) Consultant
9 39 (8.44%) Security Consultant
10 36 (7.79%) Security Officer
11 34 (7.36%) Senior Analyst
12 28 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
12 28 (6.06%) Senior Security Analyst
13 26 (5.63%) Information Officer
13 26 (5.63%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.46%) Web Services
2 13 (2.81%) SailPoint
3 5 (1.08%) .NET
3 5 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.08%) Regular Expression
4 3 (0.65%) Middleware
4 3 (0.65%) PCRE
5 2 (0.43%) HTML
5 2 (0.43%) JSON
5 2 (0.43%) REST
5 2 (0.43%) XML
6 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.22%) Ajax
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.22%) LAMP
6 1 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 92 (19.91%) Data Protection Act
2 71 (15.37%) Management Information System
3 38 (8.23%) Cyberthreat
4 28 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 28 (6.06%) PKI
5 26 (5.63%) Computer Science
6 24 (5.19%) Security Operations Centre
7 21 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (4.11%) Data Centre
9 14 (3.03%) Fintech
9 14 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (2.60%) Cyber Attack
10 12 (2.60%) Reinsurance
11 8 (1.73%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (1.52%) Cybercrime
12 7 (1.52%) NHS
13 4 (0.87%) CESG
14 3 (0.65%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.65%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 169 (36.58%) Linux
2 167 (36.15%) Windows
3 106 (22.94%) Windows Server
4 60 (12.99%) Unix
5 36 (7.79%) Apple iOS
6 33 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 15 (3.25%) Kali Linux
8 7 (1.52%) Android
8 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.30%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.43%) VMS
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.22%) Solaris
11 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (68.18%) Information Security
2 272 (58.87%) SIEM
3 219 (47.40%) Penetration Testing
4 218 (47.19%) Cybersecurity
5 179 (38.74%) Vulnerability Management
6 127 (27.49%) Security Operations
7 124 (26.84%) ITIL
8 98 (21.21%) Data Protection
9 91 (19.70%) Incident Management
10 88 (19.05%) Security Architecture
11 87 (18.83%) Agile Software Development
12 83 (17.97%) Data Loss Prevention
13 80 (17.32%) DRM
14 57 (12.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 54 (11.69%) Threat Intelligence
16 51 (11.04%) Risk Management
17 49 (10.61%) Security Monitoring
18 42 (9.09%) Patch Management
19 41 (8.87%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
20 40 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (11.47%) Python
2 31 (6.71%) Perl
3 22 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.25%) Bash Shell
4 15 (3.25%) PHP
5 11 (2.38%) Ruby
6 8 (1.73%) Java
7 6 (1.30%) C
7 6 (1.30%) C#
7 6 (1.30%) C++
8 5 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.08%) SQL
9 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 270 (58.44%) CISSP
2 162 (35.06%) CISM
3 86 (18.61%) GIAC
4 72 (15.58%) CISA
5 65 (14.07%) CEH
6 52 (11.26%) Degree
7 48 (10.39%) SANS
8 41 (8.87%) OSCP
9 40 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (8.01%) GCIH
11 35 (7.58%) Security Cleared
12 26 (5.63%) CCNP
12 26 (5.63%) CREST Certified
13 23 (4.98%) CCNA
13 23 (4.98%) GCIA
14 22 (4.76%) SC Cleared
15 20 (4.33%) GSEC
16 18 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (3.46%) SSCP
18 13 (2.81%) GISF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 213 (46.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 87 (18.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 47 (10.17%) PCI DSS
4 31 (6.71%) GDPR
5 19 (4.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (3.68%) NIST 800
7 14 (3.03%) COBIT
8 10 (2.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 9 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (1.08%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.87%) ISO 31000
12 3 (0.65%) GPG13
13 2 (0.43%) SLA
14 1 (0.22%) IASME
System Software
1 118 (25.54%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (4.11%) ProxySG
4 16 (3.46%) Snort
5 9 (1.95%) vSphere
6 8 (1.73%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.30%) XenApp
7 6 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.08%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.65%) HDFS
10 2 (0.43%) KVM
11 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 85 (18.40%) Nessus
2 39 (8.44%) SCCM
3 36 (7.79%) McAfee ePO
4 26 (5.63%) OpenVAS
5 22 (4.76%) Core Impact
6 21 (4.55%) QRadar
7 18 (3.90%) WSUS
8 17 (3.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 13 (2.81%) Nexpose
9 13 (2.81%) PowerBroker
9 13 (2.81%) RSA Security Analytics
10 7 (1.52%) SCOM
11 6 (1.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 6 (1.30%) Suricata
12 5 (1.08%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.08%) RSA enVision
12 5 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.65%) CSIRT
13 3 (0.65%) Fluentd
14 2 (0.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 91 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 90 (19.48%) Cisco
3 72 (15.58%) Palo Alto
3 72 (15.58%) Qualys
4 69 (14.94%) CheckPoint
5 44 (9.52%) McAfee
6 42 (9.09%) Splunk
7 41 (8.87%) Juniper
8 34 (7.36%) Blue Coat
9 33 (7.14%) Apple
10 29 (6.28%) ArcSight
11 25 (5.41%) CyberArk
12 23 (4.98%) Fortinet
13 22 (4.76%) FireEye
13 22 (4.76%) SolarWinds
14 21 (4.55%) Dell
14 21 (4.55%) LogRhythm
15 20 (4.33%) F5
16 17 (3.68%) Acunetix
16 17 (3.68%) AlienVault