Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for WinDbg skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited WinDbg over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

WinDbg
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1126 1158 1270
Rank change year-on-year +32 +112 +22
Permanent jobs citing WinDbg 31 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.008% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.088% 0.045% 0.036%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 6
UK median annual salary £65,000 £50,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.00% -20.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £56,250 £39,000 £50,875
90th Percentile £71,750 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +14.94% +16.00%

WinDbg is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 35,063 33,499 36,095
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.24% 18.84% 17.56%
Number of salaries quoted 28,743 28,720 30,727
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

WinDbg
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing WinDbg as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for WinDbg in the UK

WinDbg
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing WinDbg.

Salary trend for WinDbg in the UK

WinDbg
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing WinDbg within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +24 30 £70,000 +40.00% 6
UK excluding London +30 28 £60,000 +20.00% 5
South East +30 26 - - 4
London - 3 £70,000 - 1
South West - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing WinDbg 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 WinDbg.

1 27 (87.10%) C++
2 24 (77.42%) Python
3 22 (70.97%) Java
3 22 (70.97%) DNS
4 21 (67.74%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (61.29%) Windows
6 18 (58.06%) Sophos
7 17 (54.84%) Linux
7 17 (54.84%) Wireshark
7 17 (54.84%) PowerShell
8 16 (51.61%) Reverse Engineering
8 16 (51.61%) C#
8 16 (51.61%) OllyDbg
8 16 (51.61%) IDA Disassembler
9 15 (48.39%) Malware Reverse Engineering
9 15 (48.39%) C
9 15 (48.39%) Perl
9 15 (48.39%) Blog
10 14 (45.16%) Regular Expression
10 14 (45.16%) HTTP
10 14 (45.16%) SSL
11 13 (41.94%) VBScript
12 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
12 12 (38.71%) SMTP
12 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
13 10 (32.26%) Progress
13 10 (32.26%) SLA
13 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
14 9 (29.03%) .NET
15 8 (25.81%) HTML

WinDbg
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 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Office 365
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (70.97%) DNS
2 17 (54.84%) Wireshark
3 14 (45.16%) HTTP
3 14 (45.16%) SSL
4 12 (38.71%) SMTP
5 8 (25.81%) Internet
6 6 (19.35%) tcpdump
7 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Big Data
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) IDA Disassembler
1 16 (51.61%) OllyDbg
2 6 (19.35%) Burp Suite
3 3 (9.68%) MSI
4 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Development Engineer
1 10 (32.26%) Escalation Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Malware Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Malware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Malware Researcher
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Desktop Support
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (45.16%) Regular Expression
2 9 (29.03%) .NET
3 8 (25.81%) HTML
4 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
5 2 (6.45%) WCF
5 2 (6.45%) XML
6 1 (3.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (67.74%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (48.39%) Blog
3 6 (19.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
5 4 (12.90%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (9.68%) User Experience
7 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
7 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Reverse Engineering
2 15 (48.39%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 10 (32.26%) Data Analysis
4 8 (25.81%) Computer Security
4 8 (25.81%) Data Protection
4 8 (25.81%) Malware Analysis
4 8 (25.81%) Workflow
5 6 (19.35%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Open Source
6 4 (12.90%) OSINT
6 4 (12.90%) Time Management
7 3 (9.68%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) Cryptography
7 3 (9.68%) ITIL
7 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (9.68%) Security Patching
8 2 (6.45%) Project Management
8 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
8 2 (6.45%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (87.10%) C++
2 24 (77.42%) Python
3 22 (70.97%) Java
4 17 (54.84%) PowerShell
5 16 (51.61%) C#
6 15 (48.39%) C
6 15 (48.39%) Perl
7 13 (41.94%) VBScript
8 12 (38.71%) JavaScript
9 6 (19.35%) SQL
10 4 (12.90%) PHP
10 4 (12.90%) Ruby
11 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) MCSE
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) BitLocker
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Jamf Pro
1 3 (9.68%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (9.68%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (9.68%) Perfmon
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
1 3 (9.68%) SCOrch
1 3 (9.68%) vRealize
1 3 (9.68%) WSUS
2 1 (3.23%) Cuckoo Sandbox
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Sophos
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) Progress
4 4 (12.90%) Forcepoint
5 3 (9.68%) Apple
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) Lumension
5 3 (9.68%) McAfee
5 3 (9.68%) Symantec
5 3 (9.68%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.23%) Snow