Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Scanning
UK
6 months to
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 715 760 840
Rank change year-on-year +45 +80 +7
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 389 465 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 283 306 316
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% -
10th Percentile £38,000 £41,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 133,975 161,602 163,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.03% 91.91% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 105,462 129,254 131,836
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,920 £27,836
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 +22 357 £60,000 +9.09% 74
UK excluding London +97 242 £55,000 +10.00% 58
London -27 135 £70,000 +16.67% 21
South East +69 70 £58,500 +6.36% 16
North of England +25 57 £41,500 -17.00% 19
East of England +50 40 £60,000 +9.09% 7
South West +27 35 £50,000 +47.06% 2
Yorkshire 0 29 £40,000 -20.00% 3
North West +36 26 £42,000 -18.05% 14
Wales +25 16 £39,250 -34.58% 3
Midlands +27 15 £56,950 +19.89% 9
East Midlands +42 11 £23,000 - 2
Scotland +20 9 £55,000 +7.32% 1
West Midlands +14 4 £65,900 +38.74% 7
North East - 1 £32,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 213 (54.76%) SIEM
2 208 (53.47%) Information Security
3 191 (49.10%) Penetration Testing
4 188 (48.33%) Cybersecurity
5 148 (38.05%) CISSP
6 141 (36.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 138 (35.48%) Firewall
8 108 (27.76%) Windows
9 107 (27.51%) Linux
10 104 (26.74%) ITIL
11 94 (24.16%) Amazon AWS
12 83 (21.34%) Security Testing
13 80 (20.57%) Degree
13 80 (20.57%) Management Information System
14 74 (19.02%) Qualys
15 71 (18.25%) Security Operations
16 70 (17.99%) Intrusion Detection
17 68 (17.48%) CEH
17 68 (17.48%) Microsoft
17 68 (17.48%) Vulnerability Management
18 64 (16.45%) SaaS
18 64 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
19 62 (15.94%) Secure Coding
20 60 (15.42%) VPN
21 58 (14.91%) CISM
22 57 (14.65%) NIST
23 55 (14.14%) Risk Management
24 53 (13.62%) OWASP
25 51 (13.11%) Nessus
26 50 (12.85%) Finance

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 13 (3.34%) OpenStack
2 6 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.29%) Apache
4 4 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.77%) Confluence
5 3 (0.77%) IIS
6 2 (0.51%) MediaWiki
6 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.26%) nginx
7 1 (0.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 94 (24.16%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (16.45%) SaaS
3 40 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (7.20%) Office 365
5 20 (5.14%) IaaS
5 20 (5.14%) PaaS
6 10 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.29%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.03%) Amazon ECS
8 4 (1.03%) AWS Fargate
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.26%) G Suite
10 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 138 (35.48%) Firewall
2 70 (17.99%) Intrusion Detection
3 60 (15.42%) VPN
4 37 (9.51%) Network Security
5 34 (8.74%) TCP/IP
6 26 (6.68%) LAN
6 26 (6.68%) WAN
7 24 (6.17%) Internet
8 23 (5.91%) Wireless
9 19 (4.88%) DNS
10 18 (4.63%) WLAN
11 16 (4.11%) DHCP
11 16 (4.11%) SSL
12 13 (3.34%) SMTP
13 12 (3.08%) HTTP
14 11 (2.83%) VLAN
15 10 (2.57%) DSL
16 8 (2.06%) MPLS
17 7 (1.80%) SAN
17 7 (1.80%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.06%) RDBMS
2 8 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (3.08%) Metasploit
2 9 (2.31%) JIRA
3 6 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.77%) AppScan
5 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.77%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.26%) GitLab
7 1 (0.26%) Hudson
7 1 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 50 (12.85%) Finance
2 18 (4.63%) Retail
3 13 (3.34%) Banking
4 12 (3.08%) Law
5 11 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.06%) Legal
7 5 (1.29%) Back Office
8 4 (1.03%) Advertising
8 4 (1.03%) Games
8 4 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.51%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 105 (26.99%) Security Engineer
2 84 (21.59%) Analyst
3 74 (19.02%) Security Analyst
4 45 (11.57%) Consultant
5 43 (11.05%) Security Consultant
6 34 (8.74%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 34 (8.74%) Security Manager
7 33 (8.48%) Architect
7 33 (8.48%) Security Architect
8 26 (6.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 25 (6.43%) IT Engineer
9 25 (6.43%) IT Security Engineer
10 22 (5.66%) Cloud Engineer
11 19 (4.88%) Security Specialist
11 19 (4.88%) SOC Analyst
12 16 (4.11%) Information Manager
12 16 (4.11%) Information Security Manager
12 16 (4.11%) IT Analyst
12 16 (4.11%) IT Security Analyst
12 16 (4.11%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.80%) LDAP
2 6 (1.54%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (1.29%) SAML
4 4 (1.03%) Middleware
4 4 (1.03%) REST
5 2 (0.51%) Web Services
6 1 (0.26%) Express
6 1 (0.26%) OAuth
6 1 (0.26%) OpenID
6 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.26%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 80 (20.57%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.74%) PKI
3 30 (7.71%) Cyberthreat
4 25 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (5.14%) Internet of Things
7 17 (4.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 16 (4.11%) Cyberattack
8 16 (4.11%) Data Centre
8 16 (4.11%) Mobile App
9 13 (3.34%) Security Operations Centre
10 11 (2.83%) NHS
11 9 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.03%) Life Science
13 4 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
14 3 (0.77%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 108 (27.76%) Windows
2 107 (27.51%) Linux
3 23 (5.91%) Windows Server
4 20 (5.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.08%) Unix
7 11 (2.83%) Windows 10
7 11 (2.83%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.03%) CentOS
8 4 (1.03%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.77%) Android
9 3 (0.77%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.26%) Debian
11 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (54.76%) SIEM
2 208 (53.47%) Information Security
3 191 (49.10%) Penetration Testing
4 188 (48.33%) Cybersecurity
5 104 (26.74%) ITIL
6 83 (21.34%) Security Testing
7 71 (18.25%) Security Operations
8 68 (17.48%) Vulnerability Management
9 64 (16.45%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (15.94%) Secure Coding
11 55 (14.14%) Risk Management
12 53 (13.62%) OWASP
13 50 (12.85%) DevOps
14 46 (11.83%) Security Architecture
15 42 (10.80%) TOGAF
16 39 (10.03%) Risk Assessment
17 37 (9.51%) Fintech
17 37 (9.51%) Security Monitoring
17 37 (9.51%) Threat Modelling
18 35 (9.00%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.57%) Java
2 41 (10.54%) Python
3 30 (7.71%) PowerShell
4 25 (6.43%) JavaScript
5 22 (5.66%) SQL
6 17 (4.37%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.34%) Bash Shell
8 10 (2.57%) TypeScript
9 8 (2.06%) Perl
10 6 (1.54%) Go
11 5 (1.29%) Ruby
12 4 (1.03%) C
13 2 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.26%) PHP
14 1 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 148 (38.05%) CISSP
2 80 (20.57%) Degree
3 68 (17.48%) CEH
4 58 (14.91%) CISM
5 39 (10.03%) SANS
6 34 (8.74%) Security Cleared
7 32 (8.23%) GIAC
8 28 (7.20%) CISA
8 28 (7.20%) Master's Degree
9 24 (6.17%) TOGAF Certification
10 18 (4.63%) CISMP
11 16 (4.11%) CREST Certified
11 16 (4.11%) SC Cleared
12 15 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
13 14 (3.60%) CRISC
14 12 (3.08%) CESG Certified Professional
14 12 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (2.57%) ISSMP
16 10 (2.57%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (36.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (14.65%) NIST
3 43 (11.05%) PCI DSS
4 42 (10.80%) GDPR
5 38 (9.77%) COBIT
6 29 (7.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 17 (4.37%) Cyber Essentials
8 12 (3.08%) SAS 70
9 11 (2.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 6 (1.54%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.77%) ISO 31000
11 3 (0.77%) NCSC
11 3 (0.77%) RMADS
11 3 (0.77%) SLA
12 2 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.26%) BS7799
13 1 (0.26%) QA
13 1 (0.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 49 (12.60%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.60%) Docker
4 12 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.29%) vSphere
7 3 (0.77%) KVM
7 3 (0.77%) LXC
7 3 (0.77%) Xen
8 2 (0.51%) Firmware
9 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.26%) Snort
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (13.11%) Nessus
2 19 (4.88%) Ansible
2 19 (4.88%) QRadar
3 16 (4.11%) SCCM
4 15 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (3.60%) Kubernetes
5 14 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (2.83%) CSIRT
7 10 (2.57%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 7 (1.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 7 (1.80%) Terraform
9 6 (1.54%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.29%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.29%) Nmap
10 5 (1.29%) WSUS
11 4 (1.03%) Grafana
12 3 (0.77%) HP Fortify
12 3 (0.77%) Mesos
12 3 (0.77%) OpenVAS
12 3 (0.77%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 74 (19.02%) Qualys
2 68 (17.48%) Microsoft
3 34 (8.74%) VMware
4 32 (8.23%) Veracode
5 28 (7.20%) Splunk
6 20 (5.14%) LogRhythm
7 18 (4.63%) Cisco
8 16 (4.11%) ArcSight
8 16 (4.11%) Symantec
9 15 (3.86%) Meraki
10 11 (2.83%) CheckPoint
11 9 (2.31%) AlienVault
11 9 (2.31%) Google
12 8 (2.06%) Rapid7
13 7 (1.80%) HP
13 7 (1.80%) McAfee
14 6 (1.54%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.29%) IBM
15 5 (1.29%) Red Hat
16 4 (1.03%) Dell