Period
to 13 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for CREST Certified qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 13 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CREST Certification
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 89 120 133
Rank change year-on-year +31 +13 -
Permanent jobs citing CREST Certified 15 1 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 1.22% 0.056% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.07% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Median annual salary £52,500 £61,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.63% - -
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% +9.09%

CREST Certified is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 296 390 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.08% 21.85% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 246 320 291
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £41,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% -4.13% +3.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

CREST Certified
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing CREST Certified as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for CREST Certified in Wales

CREST Certified
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing CREST Certified in Wales.

Salary trend for CREST Certified in Wales

CREST Certified
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing CREST Certified within the Wales region over the 6 months to 13 July 2020. 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
South Wales +34 15 £52,500 -14.63% 1
CREST Certified
UK

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, IT jobs citing CREST Certified 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for CREST Certified.

1 15 (100.00%) Finance
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
1 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 15 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 15 (100.00%) Analytics
1 15 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 15 (100.00%) Cyberthreat
1 15 (100.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SANS
1 15 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) Cyber Intelligence
2 14 (93.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
2 14 (93.33%) Purple Team
2 14 (93.33%) Logic Apps
2 14 (93.33%) Security Operations
2 14 (93.33%) Security Operations Centre
2 14 (93.33%) DKIM
2 14 (93.33%) DMARC
2 14 (93.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 14 (93.33%) Data Privacy
2 14 (93.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 14 (93.33%) Kali Linux
2 14 (93.33%) Database Security
2 14 (93.33%) SIEM
2 14 (93.33%) Office 365
2 14 (93.33%) Wireshark
2 14 (93.33%) Security Testing
2 14 (93.33%) Metasploit
2 14 (93.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 14 (93.33%) Azure

CREST Certified
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (93.33%) AWS
1 14 (93.33%) Azure
1 14 (93.33%) Logic Apps
1 14 (93.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) DKIM
1 14 (93.33%) DMARC
1 14 (93.33%) DNS
1 14 (93.33%) Firewall
1 14 (93.33%) TCP/IP
1 14 (93.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 14 (93.33%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (100.00%) Finance
2 14 (93.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Analyst
2 14 (93.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (100.00%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (93.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Kali Linux
1 14 (93.33%) Linux
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Analytics
1 15 (100.00%) Cyber Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 15 (100.00%) Information Security
1 15 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 15 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 14 (93.33%) Data Privacy
2 14 (93.33%) Database Security
2 14 (93.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 14 (93.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
2 14 (93.33%) Purple Team
2 14 (93.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 14 (93.33%) Security Operations
2 14 (93.33%) Security Testing
2 14 (93.33%) SIEM
2 14 (93.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (6.67%) Critical Thinking
3 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Bash Shell
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) SANS
2 14 (93.33%) GCIA
2 14 (93.33%) GCIH
3 1 (6.67%) PhD
3 1 (6.67%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (93.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
1 14 (93.33%) Snort
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft