Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Scanning
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 805 710 962
Rank change year-on-year -95 +252 +69
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 399 519 349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 335 378 269
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £41,000 £33,375 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -

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 156,623 156,367 187,175
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.54% 88.84%
Number of salaries quoted 126,956 128,832 155,017
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,250 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Vulnerability Scanning in the UK

Vulnerability Scanning
Top 11 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 18 February 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 -93 394 £55,000 -8.33% 52
London +13 265 £57,500 -17.86% 24
UK excluding London -122 129 £45,000 +5.88% 30
South East -23 51 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North of England -30 35 £45,000 +12.50% 13
Midlands -17 34 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Yorkshire +1 24 £45,000 +20.00% 8
West Midlands -19 23 £52,500 +50.00% 4
East Midlands +32 11 £38,750 +3.33% 1
North West -34 11 £45,000 +7.68% 5
East of England -11 9 £50,000 -41.18% 4

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 272 (68.17%) Information Security
2 233 (58.40%) Firewall
2 233 (58.40%) CISSP
3 210 (52.63%) SIEM
4 187 (46.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 184 (46.12%) Penetration Testing
6 172 (43.11%) Cybersecurity
7 163 (40.85%) Vulnerability Management
8 130 (32.58%) CISM
9 125 (31.33%) Linux
10 124 (31.08%) Windows
11 117 (29.32%) Finance
12 110 (27.57%) TCP/IP
13 108 (27.07%) Network Security
14 103 (25.81%) Security Operations
15 97 (24.31%) Microsoft
16 95 (23.81%) Active Directory
16 95 (23.81%) Nessus
17 94 (23.56%) Incident Management
18 93 (23.31%) ITIL
19 88 (22.06%) Data Protection
20 77 (19.30%) Windows Server
21 76 (19.05%) Cisco
22 74 (18.55%) Qualys
22 74 (18.55%) Data Protection Act
23 73 (18.30%) Management Information System
24 72 (18.05%) CISA
25 68 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
26 65 (16.29%) Data Loss Prevention
27 64 (16.04%) GIAC

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 6 (1.50%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.25%) Apache
2 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (1.25%) IIS
3 4 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.50%) Confluence
5 2 (0.50%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.25%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.25%) JBoss
6 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 57 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (9.52%) Office 365
4 16 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.76%) Cloudflare
5 11 (2.76%) Mimecast
6 10 (2.51%) IaaS
6 10 (2.51%) PaaS
7 9 (2.26%) SaaS
8 5 (1.25%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.25%) Datadog
10 1 (0.25%) GitHub
10 1 (0.25%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 233 (58.40%) Firewall
2 110 (27.57%) TCP/IP
3 108 (27.07%) Network Security
4 43 (10.78%) DNS
5 41 (10.28%) VPN
6 38 (9.52%) HTTP
6 38 (9.52%) WAN
7 33 (8.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 26 (6.52%) VLAN
9 25 (6.27%) Wireless
10 21 (5.26%) DHCP
10 21 (5.26%) VoIP
11 20 (5.01%) MPLS
12 18 (4.51%) SMTP
12 18 (4.51%) SSL
13 17 (4.26%) HTTPS
13 17 (4.26%) IPsec
13 17 (4.26%) Wireless Security
14 16 (4.01%) DWDM
14 16 (4.01%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.50%) MySQL
2 5 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (0.75%) Big Data
3 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 37 (9.27%) Metasploit
2 17 (4.26%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.00%) AppScan
4 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.50%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.25%) git-flow
5 1 (0.25%) GoCD
5 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.25%) JIRA
5 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.25%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.25%) Xcode
General
1 117 (29.32%) Finance
2 39 (9.77%) Banking
3 30 (7.52%) Legal
4 18 (4.51%) Law
5 10 (2.51%) Retail
6 6 (1.50%) Games
7 4 (1.00%) Advertising
7 4 (1.00%) Back Office
8 3 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.50%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) International Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 166 (41.60%) Analyst
2 145 (36.34%) Security Analyst
3 55 (13.78%) Security Engineer
4 52 (13.03%) Information Analyst
4 52 (13.03%) Information Security Analyst
5 51 (12.78%) Security Manager
6 41 (10.28%) Consultant
6 41 (10.28%) Security Consultant
7 39 (9.77%) IT Analyst
8 37 (9.27%) Security Officer
9 34 (8.52%) IT Security Analyst
10 33 (8.27%) Operations Analyst
10 33 (8.27%) Security Operations Analyst
11 31 (7.77%) Information Officer
11 31 (7.77%) Information Security Officer
12 28 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
12 28 (7.02%) Senior Security Analyst
13 26 (6.52%) IT Engineer
13 26 (6.52%) IT Security Engineer
13 26 (6.52%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.75%) Web Services
2 6 (1.50%) .NET
2 6 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.25%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.00%) Middleware
5 3 (0.75%) PCRE
5 3 (0.75%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.50%) HTML
6 2 (0.50%) JSON
6 2 (0.50%) LAMP
6 2 (0.50%) LDAP
6 2 (0.50%) REST
6 2 (0.50%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) Ajax
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) CSS3
7 1 (0.25%) HTML5
7 1 (0.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 74 (18.55%) Data Protection Act
2 73 (18.30%) Management Information System
3 39 (9.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 28 (7.02%) Fintech
4 28 (7.02%) Security Operations Centre
5 23 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (5.51%) Cyberthreat
6 22 (5.51%) PKI
7 18 (4.51%) Data Centre
8 16 (4.01%) Computer Science
9 11 (2.76%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (2.51%) Blog
11 8 (2.01%) Cyber Defence
11 8 (2.01%) NHS
11 8 (2.01%) Reinsurance
12 6 (1.50%) Cyberattack
12 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.25%) HP StoreVirtual
14 4 (1.00%) Cybercrime
15 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 125 (31.33%) Linux
2 124 (31.08%) Windows
3 77 (19.30%) Windows Server
4 47 (11.78%) Unix
5 30 (7.52%) Apple iOS
6 28 (7.02%) Mac OS X
7 22 (5.51%) Kali Linux
8 10 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.75%) Android
9 7 (1.75%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.50%) VMS
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (68.17%) Information Security
2 210 (52.63%) SIEM
3 184 (46.12%) Penetration Testing
4 172 (43.11%) Cybersecurity
5 163 (40.85%) Vulnerability Management
6 103 (25.81%) Security Operations
7 94 (23.56%) Incident Management
8 93 (23.31%) ITIL
9 88 (22.06%) Data Protection
10 68 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (16.29%) Data Loss Prevention
12 52 (13.03%) Patch Management
12 52 (13.03%) Security Architecture
13 51 (12.78%) DRM
13 51 (12.78%) Risk Management
14 43 (10.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 42 (10.53%) Threat Intelligence
15 42 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 37 (9.27%) Migration
17 33 (8.27%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.77%) Python
2 24 (6.02%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.76%) Perl
4 11 (2.76%) Ruby
5 9 (2.26%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.01%) PHP
6 8 (2.01%) SQL
7 6 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.75%) Java
9 2 (0.50%) C
9 2 (0.50%) C#
9 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.25%) C++
10 1 (0.25%) Go
10 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 233 (58.40%) CISSP
2 130 (32.58%) CISM
3 72 (18.05%) CISA
4 64 (16.04%) GIAC
5 61 (15.29%) CEH
6 57 (14.29%) OSCP
7 47 (11.78%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (11.78%) SANS
8 39 (9.77%) CREST Certified
9 38 (9.52%) Degree
10 30 (7.52%) CCNA
11 28 (7.02%) Security Cleared
12 25 (6.27%) GCIH
13 24 (6.02%) CCNP
14 18 (4.51%) SSCP
15 15 (3.76%) GCIA
15 15 (3.76%) SC Cleared
16 14 (3.51%) CCSP
17 12 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (2.26%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (46.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 60 (15.04%) PCI DSS
3 58 (14.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 45 (11.28%) GDPR
5 19 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
6 11 (2.76%) COBIT
7 9 (2.26%) NIST 800
8 8 (2.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (1.25%) ISO 31000
9 5 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (1.00%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.75%) GPG13
11 3 (0.75%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.50%) BS7799
12 2 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 95 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.01%) Snort
2 20 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
3 14 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.26%) vSphere
5 7 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.50%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.25%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.25%) XenApp
7 5 (1.25%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.75%) HDFS
9 2 (0.50%) KVM
10 1 (0.25%) Docker
10 1 (0.25%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (23.81%) Nessus
2 32 (8.02%) SCCM
3 21 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
4 19 (4.76%) Core Impact
5 17 (4.26%) OpenVAS
6 16 (4.01%) SCOM
7 13 (3.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 12 (3.01%) QRadar
9 9 (2.26%) RSA enVision
9 9 (2.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (2.01%) WSUS
11 7 (1.75%) IBM BigFix
12 6 (1.50%) Suricata
13 5 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
14 4 (1.00%) WebInspect
15 3 (0.75%) Ansible
15 3 (0.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 3 (0.75%) PowerBroker
15 3 (0.75%) Puppet
15 3 (0.75%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 97 (24.31%) Microsoft
2 76 (19.05%) Cisco
3 74 (18.55%) Qualys
4 57 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 49 (12.28%) Palo Alto
6 37 (9.27%) Juniper
7 28 (7.02%) McAfee
8 27 (6.77%) Apple
9 25 (6.27%) Splunk
10 21 (5.26%) Fortinet
11 19 (4.76%) Acunetix
11 19 (4.76%) Blue Coat
12 18 (4.51%) VMware
13 17 (4.26%) CyberArk
13 17 (4.26%) F5
14 16 (4.01%) FireEye
14 16 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
14 16 (4.01%) Sophos
15 15 (3.76%) Sourcefire
16 14 (3.51%) SolarWinds