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

Vulnerability Scanning
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 773 698 904
Rank change year-on-year -75 +206 +149
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Scanning 427 595 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 368 438 330
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £38,500 £36,750 £28,225
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £73,750
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 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 156565 170492 194103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.23% 88.60%
Number of salaries quoted 123230 141844 159582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +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 21 October 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 October 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 -55 425 £55,000 -8.33% 13
London +23 259 £57,500 -17.86% 9
UK excluding London -101 167 £47,500 -5.00% 4
South East -7 58 £52,500 +16.67% 2
North of England -4 55 £45,000 -10.00% 2
North West -2 48 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Midlands -6 21 £57,500 +43.75%
East of England +9 17 £50,000 +8.70%
South West -13 15 £40,000 -27.27%
West Midlands -33 15 £67,500 +63.64%
Yorkshire -8 7 £39,500 +8.22% 1
East Midlands +42 6 £36,535 +3.65%
Wales +16 1 £27,000 -67.27%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 278 (65.11%) Information Security
2 259 (60.66%) SIEM
3 236 (55.27%) Firewall
4 227 (53.16%) CISSP
5 213 (49.88%) Penetration Testing
6 203 (47.54%) Cybersecurity
7 188 (44.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 176 (41.22%) Windows
9 167 (39.11%) Linux
10 157 (36.77%) Vulnerability Management
11 154 (36.07%) CISM
12 141 (33.02%) TCP/IP
13 138 (32.32%) ITIL
14 133 (31.15%) Active Directory
15 130 (30.44%) Finance
16 126 (29.51%) Windows Server
16 126 (29.51%) Security Operations
17 99 (23.19%) Network Security
17 99 (23.19%) Data Protection
18 95 (22.25%) Security Architecture
19 92 (21.55%) Cisco
19 92 (21.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
20 88 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
21 87 (20.37%) DRM
21 87 (20.37%) Data Loss Prevention
22 86 (20.14%) Banking
22 86 (20.14%) Data Protection Act
23 80 (18.74%) Palo Alto
23 80 (18.74%) CheckPoint
24 72 (16.86%) Microsoft

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 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.23%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 53 (12.41%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.98%) Office 365
3 16 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.58%) Cloudflare
5 7 (1.64%) SaaS
6 6 (1.41%) IaaS
7 4 (0.94%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 236 (55.27%) Firewall
2 141 (33.02%) TCP/IP
3 99 (23.19%) Network Security
4 50 (11.71%) DNS
5 42 (9.84%) DHCP
6 37 (8.67%) WAN
7 29 (6.79%) Intrusion Detection
8 28 (6.56%) LAN
8 28 (6.56%) MPLS
9 26 (6.09%) VPN
10 25 (5.85%) VLAN
11 24 (5.62%) HTTP
11 24 (5.62%) Internet
11 24 (5.62%) Junos
12 17 (3.98%) SMTP
13 14 (3.28%) Wireless
14 12 (2.81%) SSH
15 9 (2.11%) BGP
15 9 (2.11%) OSPF
15 9 (2.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.47%) GIS
2 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.47%) Looker
2 2 (0.47%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (4.45%) Metasploit
2 5 (1.17%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.47%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.23%) AppScan
4 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.23%) Xcode
General
1 130 (30.44%) Finance
2 86 (20.14%) Banking
3 29 (6.79%) Legal
4 8 (1.87%) Aerospace
4 8 (1.87%) Retail
5 7 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.94%) Military
7 3 (0.70%) International Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.47%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Publishing
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 165 (38.64%) Analyst
2 149 (34.89%) Security Analyst
3 91 (21.31%) Security Engineer
4 60 (14.05%) IT Engineer
4 60 (14.05%) IT Security Engineer
5 58 (13.58%) IT Analyst
5 58 (13.58%) IT Security Analyst
6 53 (12.41%) Security Manager
7 37 (8.67%) Consultant
7 37 (8.67%) Information Analyst
7 37 (8.67%) Information Security Analyst
8 35 (8.20%) Operations Analyst
8 35 (8.20%) Security Operations Analyst
9 32 (7.49%) Security Consultant
9 32 (7.49%) Senior Analyst
10 31 (7.26%) Operations Engineer
11 29 (6.79%) Network Engineer
12 26 (6.09%) SOC Analyst
13 25 (5.85%) Information Manager
13 25 (5.85%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.39%) SailPoint
2 17 (3.98%) Web Services
3 4 (0.94%) .NET
4 2 (0.47%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.47%) HTML
4 2 (0.47%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.23%) Ajax
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.23%) JSON
5 1 (0.23%) LAMP
5 1 (0.23%) REST
5 1 (0.23%) RESTful
5 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (20.14%) Data Protection Act
2 53 (12.41%) Management Information System
3 32 (7.49%) Cyberthreat
4 24 (5.62%) Security Operations Centre
5 22 (5.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 21 (4.92%) PKI
7 18 (4.22%) Computer Science
8 16 (3.75%) Data Centre
9 14 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (2.81%) Reinsurance
11 11 (2.58%) Fintech
12 9 (2.11%) Cyber Attack
13 7 (1.64%) Cybercrime
13 7 (1.64%) NHS
14 4 (0.94%) CESG
14 4 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.70%) Public Cloud
16 2 (0.47%) BYOD
16 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 176 (41.22%) Windows
2 167 (39.11%) Linux
3 126 (29.51%) Windows Server
4 45 (10.54%) Unix
5 38 (8.90%) Apple iOS
6 36 (8.43%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.87%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.87%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.41%) Kali Linux
9 6 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.47%) Android
10 2 (0.47%) VMS
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) Solaris
11 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (65.11%) Information Security
2 259 (60.66%) SIEM
3 213 (49.88%) Penetration Testing
4 203 (47.54%) Cybersecurity
5 157 (36.77%) Vulnerability Management
6 138 (32.32%) ITIL
7 126 (29.51%) Security Operations
8 99 (23.19%) Data Protection
9 95 (22.25%) Security Architecture
10 88 (20.61%) Agile Software Development
11 87 (20.37%) Data Loss Prevention
11 87 (20.37%) DRM
12 72 (16.86%) Incident Management
13 53 (12.41%) Security Monitoring
14 49 (11.48%) Threat Intelligence
15 48 (11.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 47 (11.01%) Analytics
17 41 (9.60%) Change Management
18 38 (8.90%) Risk Management
19 36 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.37%) Python
2 28 (6.56%) Perl
3 22 (5.15%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.58%) PHP
5 10 (2.34%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.87%) Java
6 8 (1.87%) SQL
7 6 (1.41%) C#
8 5 (1.17%) C++
9 4 (0.94%) C
9 4 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 227 (53.16%) CISSP
2 154 (36.07%) CISM
3 69 (16.16%) GIAC
4 54 (12.65%) CISA
5 40 (9.37%) Degree
6 31 (7.26%) CEH
6 31 (7.26%) GSEC
7 30 (7.03%) Security Cleared
8 29 (6.79%) SANS
9 28 (6.56%) GCIH
10 24 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
11 23 (5.39%) GISF
12 21 (4.92%) GCIA
12 21 (4.92%) SC Cleared
13 20 (4.68%) CREST Certified
13 20 (4.68%) OSCP
14 15 (3.51%) CCNP
15 13 (3.04%) CCNA
16 10 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (2.34%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (44.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (21.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 38 (8.90%) PCI DSS
4 22 (5.15%) GDPR
5 18 (4.22%) NIST 800
6 13 (3.04%) COBIT
7 12 (2.81%) Cyber Essentials
8 11 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (2.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 10 (2.34%) SLA
10 4 (0.94%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.23%) IASME
System Software
1 133 (31.15%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.20%) ProxySG
3 20 (4.68%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.58%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.11%) vSphere
6 8 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.41%) XenApp
7 6 (1.41%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.94%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.70%) Snort
10 2 (0.47%) KVM
Systems Management
1 66 (15.46%) Nessus
2 42 (9.84%) SCCM
3 39 (9.13%) McAfee ePO
4 29 (6.79%) OpenVAS
5 27 (6.32%) Core Impact
5 27 (6.32%) WSUS
6 25 (5.85%) QRadar
7 23 (5.39%) Nexpose
7 23 (5.39%) PowerBroker
7 23 (5.39%) RSA Security Analytics
8 14 (3.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (1.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 5 (1.17%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.94%) CSIRT
11 4 (0.94%) SCOM
12 3 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.47%) Pingdom
13 2 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (21.55%) Cisco
2 80 (18.74%) CheckPoint
2 80 (18.74%) Palo Alto
3 72 (16.86%) Microsoft
4 68 (15.93%) Qualys
5 50 (11.71%) Blue Coat
6 48 (11.24%) Juniper
7 45 (10.54%) McAfee
8 43 (10.07%) Splunk
9 40 (9.37%) ArcSight
10 36 (8.43%) Apple
11 32 (7.49%) SolarWinds
12 30 (7.03%) LogRhythm
13 26 (6.09%) CyberArk
13 26 (6.09%) Symantec
14 24 (5.62%) AlienVault
15 23 (5.39%) Aveksa
15 23 (5.39%) Bomgar
15 23 (5.39%) Dell
16 15 (3.51%) Darktrace