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

Vulnerability Scanning
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 878 898
Rank change year-on-year +87 +20 +166
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 400 313 405
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 302 253 297
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +22.22%
10th Percentile £40,100 £35,150 £31,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +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 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 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 25 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
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 Scanning 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 +68 387 £52,500 -4.55% 53
London +71 248 £57,500 -4.17% 21
UK excluding London 0 146 £50,000 +11.11% 32
North of England -12 56 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Yorkshire +40 45 £47,250 +18.13% 4
South East -3 40 £52,500 +5.00% 6
Midlands 0 17 £47,500 +5.56% 4
West Midlands +5 16 £47,500 +2.70% 3
East of England -6 16 £48,750 -25.00% 8
North West -44 11 £51,250 +13.89% 4
South West -19 10 £50,750 +35.33% 6
Wales +7 4 £60,000 +155.32%
Scotland -41 3 £51,250 -
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 257 (64.25%) Information Security
2 196 (49.00%) CISSP
3 192 (48.00%) Penetration Testing
4 190 (47.50%) Firewall
5 173 (43.25%) SIEM
6 167 (41.75%) Cybersecurity
7 162 (40.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 130 (32.50%) Security Operations
9 117 (29.25%) Vulnerability Management
10 115 (28.75%) TCP/IP
11 113 (28.25%) Finance
12 112 (28.00%) Network Security
13 111 (27.75%) CISM
14 101 (25.25%) Windows
15 97 (24.25%) Linux
16 82 (20.50%) ITIL
17 80 (20.00%) Management Information System
18 71 (17.75%) PCI DSS
19 70 (17.50%) Microsoft
20 69 (17.25%) Data Protection
20 69 (17.25%) Data Loss Prevention
21 66 (16.50%) Qualys
21 66 (16.50%) Nessus
22 65 (16.25%) Risk Management
23 64 (16.00%) Active Directory
23 64 (16.00%) CISA
24 62 (15.50%) Incident Management
25 57 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
26 55 (13.75%) GDPR
27 53 (13.25%) Windows Server

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 17 (4.25%) Apache
2 11 (2.75%) IIS
3 8 (2.00%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.50%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.00%) Confluence
6 4 (1.00%) JBoss
6 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.50%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.25%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.25%) nginx
9 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Magento
1 1 (0.25%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 53 (13.25%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (10.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (8.25%) Office 365
4 22 (5.50%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (3.50%) SaaS
6 13 (3.25%) IaaS
7 11 (2.75%) PaaS
8 5 (1.25%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.25%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.75%) Datadog
10 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.25%) GitHub
11 1 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 190 (47.50%) Firewall
2 115 (28.75%) TCP/IP
3 112 (28.00%) Network Security
4 48 (12.00%) DNS
5 45 (11.25%) VPN
6 42 (10.50%) HTTP
7 38 (9.50%) Intrusion Detection
8 34 (8.50%) WAN
9 30 (7.50%) Wireless
10 29 (7.25%) VLAN
11 27 (6.75%) IPsec
12 26 (6.50%) VoIP
13 23 (5.75%) HTTPS
13 23 (5.75%) VPLS
14 22 (5.50%) Wireless Security
15 21 (5.25%) DWDM
15 21 (5.25%) Internet
16 19 (4.75%) SMTP
16 19 (4.75%) SSL
17 15 (3.75%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.50%) Big Data
1 10 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.25%) MySQL
3 8 (2.00%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.25%) dBASE
8 1 (0.25%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (3.75%) Burp Suite
2 10 (2.50%) Metasploit
3 8 (2.00%) AppScan
4 4 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.75%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.75%) JIRA
6 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.50%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.25%) git-flow
7 1 (0.25%) GoCD
7 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.25%) Paros
7 1 (0.25%) Selenium
7 1 (0.25%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 113 (28.25%) Finance
2 24 (6.00%) Legal
3 17 (4.25%) Banking
4 15 (3.75%) Retail
5 6 (1.50%) Back Office
5 6 (1.50%) Games
6 5 (1.25%) Marketing
7 4 (1.00%) Law
7 4 (1.00%) Welsh Language
8 3 (0.75%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.50%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 151 (37.75%) Analyst
2 134 (33.50%) Security Analyst
3 62 (15.50%) Security Engineer
4 58 (14.50%) Security Manager
5 40 (10.00%) Security Specialist
5 40 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 39 (9.75%) Consultant
7 38 (9.50%) Security Consultant
8 36 (9.00%) Information Analyst
8 36 (9.00%) Information Security Analyst
8 36 (9.00%) Senior Security Analyst
9 32 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
9 32 (8.00%) Security Operations Analyst
10 29 (7.25%) Network Security Specialist
10 29 (7.25%) Network Specialist
11 26 (6.50%) IT Analyst
12 22 (5.50%) Information Manager
12 22 (5.50%) Information Security Manager
12 22 (5.50%) SOC Analyst
13 21 (5.25%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (2.00%) .NET
3 6 (1.50%) LAMP
3 6 (1.50%) LDAP
4 5 (1.25%) HTML
5 4 (1.00%) Web Services
6 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.75%) CSS
6 3 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (0.75%) Middleware
7 2 (0.50%) Ajax
7 2 (0.50%) JSON
7 2 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.50%) SAML
7 2 (0.50%) XML
8 1 (0.25%) CSS3
8 1 (0.25%) HTML5
8 1 (0.25%) Laravel
8 1 (0.25%) PHP-FPM
8 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 50 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 46 (11.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 44 (11.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 33 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (5.50%) Fintech
7 21 (5.25%) Data Centre
8 20 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (4.25%) PKI
10 15 (3.75%) Computer Science
11 12 (3.00%) Blog
11 12 (3.00%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (1.25%) HP StoreVirtual
13 5 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.25%) NHS
14 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.75%) Digital Media
15 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
15 3 (0.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 101 (25.25%) Windows
2 97 (24.25%) Linux
3 53 (13.25%) Windows Server
4 28 (7.00%) Mac OS X
5 26 (6.50%) Apple iOS
6 15 (3.75%) Unix
7 11 (2.75%) Kali Linux
8 9 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.50%) Android
10 5 (1.25%) Solaris
11 4 (1.00%) CentOS
11 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.75%) SUSE
13 2 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
13 2 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.25%) IRIX
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (64.25%) Information Security
2 192 (48.00%) Penetration Testing
3 173 (43.25%) SIEM
4 167 (41.75%) Cybersecurity
5 130 (32.50%) Security Operations
6 117 (29.25%) Vulnerability Management
7 82 (20.50%) ITIL
8 69 (17.25%) Data Loss Prevention
8 69 (17.25%) Data Protection
9 65 (16.25%) Risk Management
10 62 (15.50%) Incident Management
11 57 (14.25%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (11.00%) Security Testing
13 42 (10.50%) Security Architecture
14 37 (9.25%) DevOps
14 37 (9.25%) Risk Assessment
14 37 (9.25%) Threat Intelligence
15 36 (9.00%) DRM
15 36 (9.00%) Identity Access Management
16 35 (8.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.25%) Python
2 23 (5.75%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.00%) PHP
4 12 (3.00%) SQL
5 11 (2.75%) C
6 10 (2.50%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.50%) C++
7 6 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.25%) Java
9 4 (1.00%) Ruby
10 3 (0.75%) C#
10 3 (0.75%) Go
10 3 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.75%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.50%) Perl
11 2 (0.50%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 196 (49.00%) CISSP
2 111 (27.75%) CISM
3 64 (16.00%) CISA
4 44 (11.00%) OSCP
5 43 (10.75%) Degree
6 42 (10.50%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (10.25%) CEH
8 36 (9.00%) SANS
9 30 (7.50%) CREST Certified
10 25 (6.25%) GIAC
11 24 (6.00%) CCNA
12 20 (5.00%) CGEIT
13 16 (4.00%) Security Cleared
14 15 (3.75%) CCNP
14 15 (3.75%) CCSP
15 12 (3.00%) GCIH
16 11 (2.75%) SSCP
17 10 (2.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 10 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
17 10 (2.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (40.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (17.75%) PCI DSS
3 55 (13.75%) GDPR
4 39 (9.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 18 (4.50%) COBIT
6 13 (3.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 9 (2.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (2.00%) GPG13
9 7 (1.75%) HIPAA
9 7 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (1.50%) QA
11 5 (1.25%) ISO 31000
12 4 (1.00%) NIST 800
13 3 (0.75%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
14 2 (0.50%) BS7799
14 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 2 (0.50%) ISAE 3402
14 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.25%) Snort
3 13 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.00%) HDFS
5 5 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.00%) Docker
7 3 (0.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.75%) LXC
7 3 (0.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.25%) iptables
8 1 (0.25%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 66 (16.50%) Nessus
2 16 (4.00%) QRadar
3 11 (2.75%) SCOM
4 8 (2.00%) Core Impact
4 8 (2.00%) SCCM
4 8 (2.00%) Suricata
4 8 (2.00%) WebInspect
5 7 (1.75%) IBM BigFix
5 7 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (1.75%) Puppet
5 7 (1.75%) RSA enVision
6 6 (1.50%) Nmap
6 6 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.25%) HP Fortify
7 5 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (1.00%) Nexpose
8 4 (1.00%) OpenVAS
8 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 70 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 66 (16.50%) Qualys
3 50 (12.50%) Cisco
4 36 (9.00%) CheckPoint
5 27 (6.75%) LogRhythm
5 27 (6.75%) Splunk
6 25 (6.25%) Juniper
7 24 (6.00%) Palo Alto
8 22 (5.50%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (5.00%) Apple
10 17 (4.25%) HP
11 16 (4.00%) ArcSight
11 16 (4.00%) VMware
12 15 (3.75%) IBM
12 15 (3.75%) Sophos
13 11 (2.75%) AlienVault
14 10 (2.50%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.00%) FireEye
15 8 (2.00%) Fortinet
15 8 (2.00%) TippingPoint