Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Scanning
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 723 820 806
Rank change year-on-year +97 -14 +140
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 463 394 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 294 337 368
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% -8.70% +21.05%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,000 £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 153,945 161,370 178,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.10% 91.55% 90.82%
Number of salaries quoted 122,592 128,232 149,403
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +80 450 £57,500 +4.55% 35
London +35 246 £61,000 +6.09% 18
UK excluding London +61 215 £52,500 +10.53% 19
East of England +89 82 £57,500 +15.00% 1
North of England +25 56 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Yorkshire +63 39 £50,000 +25.00% 5
South East -2 39 £55,000 -15.38% 4
North West -19 17 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Midlands +12 16 £40,000 +1.91% 2
West Midlands +35 13 £40,000 -15.79% 1
South West -1 11 £34,000 -15.00%
Wales +7 5 £60,000 +155.32% 1
East Midlands 0 3 £39,000 +25.81% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £62,500 - 1
Scotland - 3 £51,250 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 279 (60.26%) Information Security
2 218 (47.08%) Cybersecurity
3 198 (42.76%) CISSP
4 187 (40.39%) SIEM
5 176 (38.01%) Penetration Testing
6 170 (36.72%) Firewall
7 162 (34.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 137 (29.59%) Vulnerability Management
9 131 (28.29%) Network Security
10 123 (26.57%) Security Operations
11 120 (25.92%) Windows
12 114 (24.62%) CISM
13 99 (21.38%) Finance
14 92 (19.87%) Linux
15 89 (19.22%) TCP/IP
16 81 (17.49%) PCI DSS
17 76 (16.41%) ITIL
18 73 (15.77%) Stakeholder Management
18 73 (15.77%) Risk Management
19 63 (13.61%) Management Information System
20 59 (12.74%) Security Testing
20 59 (12.74%) Continuous Improvement
20 59 (12.74%) Security Architecture
21 58 (12.53%) Security Operations Centre
22 57 (12.31%) Data Loss Prevention
23 56 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
24 54 (11.66%) Degree
25 48 (10.37%) Analytics
25 48 (10.37%) GDPR
26 45 (9.72%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.46%) Apache
2 9 (1.94%) Apache Spark
3 7 (1.51%) IIS
4 5 (1.08%) Confluence
4 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.65%) JBoss
5 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.65%) Site Server
5 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.43%) nginx
7 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Magento
1 1 (0.22%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.81%) Office 365
4 11 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.94%) SaaS
6 8 (1.73%) IaaS
7 5 (1.08%) PaaS
8 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.65%) Datadog
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 170 (36.72%) Firewall
2 131 (28.29%) Network Security
3 89 (19.22%) TCP/IP
4 45 (9.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 40 (8.64%) Internet
6 32 (6.91%) DNS
7 27 (5.83%) VPN
8 26 (5.62%) LAN
8 26 (5.62%) WAN
9 21 (4.54%) IPsec
10 20 (4.32%) SSL
11 18 (3.89%) HTTP
12 16 (3.46%) Wireless
13 14 (3.02%) SMTP
14 11 (2.38%) VLAN
15 10 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (1.94%) Cisco Firepower
16 9 (1.94%) SAN
16 9 (1.94%) Sourcefire
16 9 (1.94%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.59%) Big Data
2 9 (1.94%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.30%) MySQL
3 6 (1.30%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.08%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.43%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.43%) Redis
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.22%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 13 (2.81%) Burp Suite
2 8 (1.73%) AppScan
3 6 (1.30%) Metasploit
4 5 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.08%) JIRA
5 4 (0.86%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.65%) Selenium
6 3 (0.65%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.65%) Subversion
7 2 (0.43%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.43%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.22%) Paros
8 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 99 (21.38%) Finance
2 39 (8.42%) Retail
3 27 (5.83%) Banking
4 16 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.02%) Legal
6 5 (1.08%) Welsh Language
7 4 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.86%) Marketing
8 2 (0.43%) Advertising
8 2 (0.43%) Back Office
8 2 (0.43%) Games
8 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 142 (30.67%) Analyst
2 120 (25.92%) Security Analyst
3 105 (22.68%) Security Engineer
4 53 (11.45%) Security Manager
5 42 (9.07%) Security Specialist
6 40 (8.64%) Information Security Engineer
7 39 (8.42%) Operations Analyst
7 39 (8.42%) Security Operations Analyst
8 38 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (8.21%) Senior Analyst
9 34 (7.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 30 (6.48%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 30 (6.48%) Senior Security Analyst
11 29 (6.26%) Consultant
11 29 (6.26%) Information Manager
11 29 (6.26%) Information Security Manager
12 28 (6.05%) Security Consultant
13 24 (5.18%) IT Manager
14 22 (4.75%) IT Security Manager
15 21 (4.54%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (1.73%) .NET
3 7 (1.51%) HTML
3 7 (1.51%) LDAP
4 6 (1.30%) Web Services
5 5 (1.08%) CSS
5 5 (1.08%) JSON
5 5 (1.08%) SAML
6 4 (0.86%) LAMP
7 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (0.65%) REST
8 2 (0.43%) Ajax
8 2 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.43%) Middleware
8 2 (0.43%) PHP-FPM
8 2 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.43%) XML
9 1 (0.22%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.22%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.61%) Management Information System
2 58 (12.53%) Security Operations Centre
3 45 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (7.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 29 (6.26%) Data Protection Act
6 26 (5.62%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (4.32%) Data Centre
8 18 (3.89%) Computer Science
8 18 (3.89%) Mobile App
9 17 (3.67%) Fintech
10 16 (3.46%) PKI
11 6 (1.30%) Cyberattack
12 5 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 4 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.86%) Replication
14 3 (0.65%) Blog
14 3 (0.65%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.65%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 120 (25.92%) Windows
2 92 (19.87%) Linux
3 44 (9.50%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.89%) Unix
5 10 (2.16%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.16%) Solaris
6 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.30%) Kali Linux
8 5 (1.08%) Android
8 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.65%) CentOS
10 3 (0.65%) SUSE
10 3 (0.65%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.65%) VMS
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (60.26%) Information Security
2 218 (47.08%) Cybersecurity
3 187 (40.39%) SIEM
4 176 (38.01%) Penetration Testing
5 137 (29.59%) Vulnerability Management
6 123 (26.57%) Security Operations
7 76 (16.41%) ITIL
8 73 (15.77%) Risk Management
8 73 (15.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 59 (12.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 59 (12.74%) Security Architecture
9 59 (12.74%) Security Testing
10 57 (12.31%) Data Loss Prevention
11 56 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (10.37%) Analytics
13 45 (9.72%) Incident Management
13 45 (9.72%) Risk Assessment
14 44 (9.50%) Ethical Hacking
15 43 (9.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 40 (8.64%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.48%) PowerShell
2 25 (5.40%) Python
3 17 (3.67%) SQL
4 15 (3.24%) PHP
5 14 (3.02%) C
6 12 (2.59%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.16%) C++
7 10 (2.16%) Java
7 10 (2.16%) Perl
8 6 (1.30%) Ruby
9 5 (1.08%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.86%) C#
10 4 (0.86%) VBScript
11 3 (0.65%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.43%) Go
12 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 198 (42.76%) CISSP
2 114 (24.62%) CISM
3 54 (11.66%) Degree
4 43 (9.29%) CISA
5 40 (8.64%) CEH
6 36 (7.78%) GIAC
7 33 (7.13%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (6.70%) OSCP
9 29 (6.26%) SANS
10 22 (4.75%) TOGAF Certification
11 19 (4.10%) CREST Certified
11 19 (4.10%) GCIH
12 17 (3.67%) Master's Degree
13 15 (3.24%) CCNA
14 14 (3.02%) CESG Certified Professional
14 14 (3.02%) CGEIT
14 14 (3.02%) Security Cleared
15 13 (2.81%) CCNP
16 12 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (2.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (34.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 81 (17.49%) PCI DSS
3 48 (10.37%) GDPR
4 29 (6.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 16 (3.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (3.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (2.59%) COBIT
7 12 (2.59%) HIPAA
8 9 (1.94%) GPG13
9 6 (1.30%) QA
10 5 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (0.86%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.86%) SAS 70
12 2 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
12 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 2 (0.43%) PMO
13 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (6.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.38%) Snort
3 9 (1.94%) HDFS
4 8 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.30%) vSphere
6 5 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.86%) LXC
7 4 (0.86%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.65%) Docker
9 2 (0.43%) iptables
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.22%) KVM
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (6.05%) Nessus
2 19 (4.10%) QRadar
3 11 (2.38%) Nmap
4 9 (1.94%) Puppet
4 9 (1.94%) Suricata
5 8 (1.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 8 (1.73%) OpenVAS
6 7 (1.51%) SCCM
7 6 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.30%) WebInspect
8 5 (1.08%) Nexpose
9 4 (0.86%) Ansible
9 4 (0.86%) Nagios
10 3 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 3 (0.65%) HP Fortify
10 3 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.43%) Fail2ban
11 2 (0.43%) IBM BigFix
11 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (9.72%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.64%) Splunk
3 39 (8.42%) Qualys
4 30 (6.48%) LogRhythm
5 29 (6.26%) Cisco
6 21 (4.54%) ArcSight
7 18 (3.89%) CheckPoint
7 18 (3.89%) Palo Alto
8 17 (3.67%) AlienVault
8 17 (3.67%) HP
8 17 (3.67%) Sophos
9 15 (3.24%) Juniper
10 14 (3.02%) Darktrace
10 14 (3.02%) VMware
11 13 (2.81%) Symantec
12 11 (2.38%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.94%) FireEye
13 9 (1.94%) Fortinet
13 9 (1.94%) TippingPoint
14 7 (1.51%) ForeScout