Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for SANS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SANS Institute
UK > Wales
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 85 126 132
Rank change year-on-year +41 +6 -
Permanent jobs citing SANS 16 1 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 1.28% 0.056% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 0.26% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 6
Median annual salary £66,250 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.22% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £54,125 £53,750 £56,875
90th Percentile £77,375 £61,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% -4.17%

SANS 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 300 388 451
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.08% 21.90% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 250 318 286
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,350
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.26% +3.38%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,675 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £61,875
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

SANS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SANS in Wales

SANS
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for SANS in Wales

SANS
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing SANS in Wales over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for SANS in Wales

SANS
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SANS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 10 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 +31 16 £66,250 +15.22%
SANS
UK

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT jobs citing SANS 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 SANS.

1 16 (100.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 15 (93.75%) Cyber Intelligence
2 15 (93.75%) Cyberthreat
2 15 (93.75%) CREST Certified
2 15 (93.75%) Security Operations
2 15 (93.75%) Finance
2 15 (93.75%) Information Security
2 15 (93.75%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (93.75%) Bash Shell
2 15 (93.75%) Analytics
2 15 (93.75%) Cybersecurity
3 14 (87.50%) Data Privacy
3 14 (87.50%) Database Security
3 14 (87.50%) SIEM
3 14 (87.50%) Office 365
3 14 (87.50%) Wireshark
3 14 (87.50%) Security Testing
3 14 (87.50%) Metasploit
3 14 (87.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 14 (87.50%) Azure
3 14 (87.50%) AWS
3 14 (87.50%) GCIA
3 14 (87.50%) GCIH
3 14 (87.50%) Sentinel
3 14 (87.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 14 (87.50%) Snort
3 14 (87.50%) Manufacturing
3 14 (87.50%) Firewall
3 14 (87.50%) SQL

SANS
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 (87.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (87.50%) AWS
1 14 (87.50%) Azure
1 14 (87.50%) Logic Apps
1 14 (87.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) DKIM
1 14 (87.50%) DMARC
1 14 (87.50%) DNS
1 14 (87.50%) Firewall
1 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
1 14 (87.50%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (93.75%) Finance
2 14 (87.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Analyst
2 14 (87.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Threat Intelligence Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (93.75%) Cyberthreat
2 14 (87.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (6.25%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Kali Linux
1 14 (87.50%) Linux
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 15 (93.75%) Analytics
2 15 (93.75%) Cyber Intelligence
2 15 (93.75%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (93.75%) Information Security
2 15 (93.75%) Penetration Testing
2 15 (93.75%) Security Operations
3 14 (87.50%) Data Privacy
3 14 (87.50%) Database Security
3 14 (87.50%) Ethical Hacking
3 14 (87.50%) Malware Reverse Engineering
3 14 (87.50%) Purple Team
3 14 (87.50%) Reverse Engineering
3 14 (87.50%) Security Testing
3 14 (87.50%) SIEM
3 14 (87.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (6.25%) Critical Thinking
4 1 (6.25%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) Bash Shell
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) CREST Certified
2 14 (87.50%) GCIA
2 14 (87.50%) GCIH
3 1 (6.25%) PhD
3 1 (6.25%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (87.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
1 14 (87.50%) Snort
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft