Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Scanning
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 786 932
Rank change year-on-year -20 +146 +154
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 394 503 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.29% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 337 368 307
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +21.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £37,000 £37,500 £31,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +12.50%

Vulnerability Scanning is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 158275 175507 192436
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.92% 89.06% 88.16%
Number of salaries quoted 125523 146398 157190
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Top 13 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 21 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 -3 387 £55,000 -4.35% 20
London +73 230 £57,500 -17.86% 11
UK excluding London -42 163 £47,500 -5.00% 10
North of England -25 68 £45,000 -14.29% 6
North West -21 56 £45,000 -18.18% 4
South East +33 43 £65,000 +30.00%
South West +11 18 £40,000 -23.81% 1
East of England -8 17 £50,000 +1.32% 1
Yorkshire +5 12 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Midlands -26 11 £39,250 -7.65% 1
West Midlands -44 8 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Wales +16 6 £23,500 -71.52%
East Midlands +29 3 £31,000 -12.68%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 250 (63.45%) SIEM
2 244 (61.93%) Information Security
3 217 (55.08%) Firewall
4 200 (50.76%) Penetration Testing
5 197 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 180 (45.69%) CISSP
7 156 (39.59%) Windows
8 147 (37.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 139 (35.28%) ITIL
10 134 (34.01%) Linux
10 134 (34.01%) Vulnerability Management
11 128 (32.49%) TCP/IP
12 125 (31.73%) CISM
13 119 (30.20%) Active Directory
14 115 (29.19%) Windows Server
15 112 (28.43%) Security Operations
16 103 (26.14%) Finance
17 99 (25.13%) Network Security
18 90 (22.84%) Cisco
19 89 (22.59%) Palo Alto
20 87 (22.08%) CheckPoint
21 83 (21.07%) Data Protection
21 83 (21.07%) Security Architecture
22 79 (20.05%) Data Loss Prevention
23 77 (19.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
24 76 (19.29%) Qualys
25 73 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
26 72 (18.27%) DRM
27 68 (17.26%) Banking
28 67 (17.01%) Data Protection Act

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 (0.76%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.51%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.25%) Apache
3 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.79%) Office 365
4 6 (1.52%) SaaS
5 5 (1.27%) IaaS
6 3 (0.76%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 217 (55.08%) Firewall
2 128 (32.49%) TCP/IP
3 99 (25.13%) Network Security
4 50 (12.69%) DNS
5 48 (12.18%) WAN
6 42 (10.66%) DHCP
7 38 (9.64%) LAN
8 35 (8.88%) MPLS
9 34 (8.63%) Intrusion Detection
10 33 (8.38%) VLAN
11 32 (8.12%) Junos
12 29 (7.36%) Internet
13 26 (6.60%) HTTP
14 25 (6.35%) VPN
15 21 (5.33%) SMTP
16 17 (4.31%) Wireless
17 16 (4.06%) SSH
18 13 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
19 11 (2.79%) FTP
19 11 (2.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.51%) GIS
2 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.51%) Looker
2 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.25%) MySQL
3 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.03%) AppScan
1 8 (2.03%) Burp Suite
1 8 (2.03%) Paros
1 8 (2.03%) WebScarab
2 2 (0.51%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
General
1 103 (26.14%) Finance
2 68 (17.26%) Banking
3 25 (6.35%) Legal
4 8 (2.03%) Aerospace
4 8 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.52%) Law
6 4 (1.02%) Military
7 2 (0.51%) International Banking
7 2 (0.51%) Marketing
7 2 (0.51%) Retail
8 1 (0.25%) Automotive
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 158 (40.10%) Analyst
2 144 (36.55%) Security Analyst
3 90 (22.84%) Security Engineer
4 57 (14.47%) IT Analyst
4 57 (14.47%) IT Security Analyst
5 52 (13.20%) IT Engineer
5 52 (13.20%) IT Security Engineer
6 47 (11.93%) Security Manager
7 38 (9.64%) Consultant
8 37 (9.39%) Network Engineer
9 33 (8.38%) Senior Analyst
10 31 (7.87%) Information Analyst
10 31 (7.87%) Information Security Analyst
10 31 (7.87%) Operations Analyst
10 31 (7.87%) Security Consultant
10 31 (7.87%) Security Operations Analyst
10 31 (7.87%) SOC Analyst
11 28 (7.11%) Operations Engineer
12 25 (6.35%) Senior Security Analyst
13 23 (5.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.58%) SailPoint
2 13 (3.30%) Web Services
3 4 (1.02%) HTML
4 3 (0.76%) .NET
4 3 (0.76%) XML
5 2 (0.51%) LAMP
5 2 (0.51%) XSL
6 1 (0.25%) CGI
6 1 (0.25%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.01%) Data Protection Act
2 47 (11.93%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 23 (5.84%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.84%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.05%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.05%) PKI
7 11 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.03%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.52%) Reinsurance
10 4 (1.02%) NHS
10 4 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.76%) CESG
11 3 (0.76%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.51%) CESG CLAS
12 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.51%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (39.59%) Windows
2 134 (34.01%) Linux
3 115 (29.19%) Windows Server
4 38 (9.64%) Apple iOS
5 34 (8.63%) Mac OS X
6 23 (5.84%) Unix
7 4 (1.02%) Android
7 4 (1.02%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.02%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.51%) Solaris
8 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.25%) CentOS
9 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.25%) HPUX
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (63.45%) SIEM
2 244 (61.93%) Information Security
3 200 (50.76%) Penetration Testing
4 197 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
5 139 (35.28%) ITIL
6 134 (34.01%) Vulnerability Management
7 112 (28.43%) Security Operations
8 83 (21.07%) Data Protection
8 83 (21.07%) Security Architecture
9 79 (20.05%) Data Loss Prevention
10 73 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
11 72 (18.27%) DRM
12 57 (14.47%) Incident Management
13 56 (14.21%) Analytics
14 50 (12.69%) Threat Intelligence
15 46 (11.68%) Network Design
16 44 (11.17%) Change Management
16 44 (11.17%) Security Monitoring
17 42 (10.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 39 (9.90%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.12%) Python
2 19 (4.82%) Perl
3 15 (3.81%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.54%) Java
5 9 (2.28%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.28%) PHP
5 9 (2.28%) SQL
6 8 (2.03%) C
6 8 (2.03%) C++
7 7 (1.78%) C#
8 6 (1.52%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 180 (45.69%) CISSP
2 125 (31.73%) CISM
3 59 (14.97%) GIAC
4 46 (11.68%) Degree
5 42 (10.66%) CISA
6 32 (8.12%) SANS
7 31 (7.87%) GSEC
8 28 (7.11%) CEH
9 23 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (5.84%) GCIH
9 23 (5.84%) Security Cleared
10 22 (5.58%) GISF
11 18 (4.57%) CCNP
12 17 (4.31%) CompTIA Security+
12 17 (4.31%) Security+ Certification
13 16 (4.06%) GCIA
13 16 (4.06%) SC Cleared
14 14 (3.55%) CCNA
15 12 (3.05%) CREST Certified
16 11 (2.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (37.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 77 (19.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 36 (9.14%) PCI DSS
4 15 (3.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (3.30%) GDPR
7 12 (3.05%) COBIT
7 12 (3.05%) NIST 800
8 10 (2.54%) SLA
9 7 (1.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (0.76%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.25%) IASME
11 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 119 (30.20%) Active Directory
2 50 (12.69%) ProxySG
3 11 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (1.78%) vSphere
7 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.51%) XenApp
8 2 (0.51%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 61 (15.48%) Nessus
2 35 (8.88%) McAfee ePO
3 30 (7.61%) SCCM
4 24 (6.09%) OpenVAS
4 24 (6.09%) QRadar
4 24 (6.09%) WSUS
5 23 (5.84%) Nexpose
6 22 (5.58%) Core Impact
6 22 (5.58%) PowerBroker
6 22 (5.58%) RSA Security Analytics
7 13 (3.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 8 (2.03%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 5 (1.27%) Nmap
10 4 (1.02%) CSIRT
10 4 (1.02%) FortiGate
10 4 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.51%) Graphite
11 2 (0.51%) HP Fortify
11 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 90 (22.84%) Cisco
2 89 (22.59%) Palo Alto
3 87 (22.08%) CheckPoint
4 76 (19.29%) Qualys
5 62 (15.74%) Blue Coat
6 55 (13.96%) Juniper
7 54 (13.71%) Microsoft
8 52 (13.20%) ArcSight
9 46 (11.68%) Splunk
10 39 (9.90%) McAfee
11 37 (9.39%) SolarWinds
12 34 (8.63%) Apple
13 26 (6.60%) Symantec
14 25 (6.35%) AlienVault
15 24 (6.09%) CyberArk
15 24 (6.09%) LogRhythm
16 22 (5.58%) Aveksa
16 22 (5.58%) Bomgar
17 16 (4.06%) Dell
17 16 (4.06%) HP