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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Vulnerability Assessment over the 6 months to 19 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Vulnerability Assessment
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 660 573 298
Rank change year-on-year -87 -275 +44
Permanent jobs citing Vulnerability Assessment 201 90 15
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.27% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 156 86 14
10th Percentile £40,000 £40,000 £47,822
25th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £49,243
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £70,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.74% -4.17%
75th Percentile £70,000 £79,750 £67,188
90th Percentile £83,000 £94,375 £95,250
UK median annual salary £60,250 £65,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year -7.31% +10.64% -2.08%

Vulnerability Assessment 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 WFH option and a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,178 39,656 8,149
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 96.85% 95.56% 92.71%
Number of salaries quoted 42,953 29,747 7,050
10th Percentile £36,750 £35,000 £34,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,189 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.43% - -
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

Vulnerability Assessment
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Vulnerability Assessment as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Vulnerability Assessment trend for jobs with a WFH option

Vulnerability Assessment
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Vulnerability Assessment.

Vulnerability Assessment salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Vulnerability Assessment
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Vulnerability Assessment over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Vulnerability Assessment salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, Vulnerability Assessment job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Vulnerability Assessment.

1 155 (77.11%) Cybersecurity
2 102 (50.75%) Information Security
3 96 (47.76%) Azure
4 92 (45.77%) DevOps
5 79 (39.30%) Security Operations
6 73 (36.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 67 (33.33%) Management Information System
8 65 (32.34%) AWS
9 63 (31.34%) Linux
10 61 (30.35%) GCP
11 57 (28.36%) Incident Management
11 57 (28.36%) Data Protection
12 56 (27.86%) Firewall
13 55 (27.36%) PCI DSS
14 54 (26.87%) SIEM
15 49 (24.38%) Python
16 48 (23.88%) GRC
17 46 (22.89%) Risk Management
18 45 (22.39%) Penetration Testing
18 45 (22.39%) Google
19 44 (21.89%) Infrastructure as Code
20 43 (21.39%) Agile
21 42 (20.90%) Threat Modelling
22 40 (19.90%) Public Cloud
22 40 (19.90%) Configuration Management
22 40 (19.90%) ISMS
23 39 (19.40%) Windows
24 38 (18.91%) Information Security Management
24 38 (18.91%) Security Management
25 37 (18.41%) Intrusion Detection

Vulnerability Assessment
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 (1.99%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 96 (47.76%) Azure
2 65 (32.34%) AWS
3 61 (30.35%) GCP
4 26 (12.94%) SaaS
5 18 (8.96%) Azure Sentinel
6 9 (4.48%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.49%) PaaS
9 3 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.49%) Azure Monitor
9 3 (1.49%) IaaS
9 3 (1.49%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.00%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (1.00%) Azure Service Bus
11 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (27.86%) Firewall
2 37 (18.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 16 (7.96%) Wireless
4 13 (6.47%) Network Security
5 9 (4.48%) MPLS
6 6 (2.99%) BGP
6 6 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (2.99%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (2.99%) DNS
6 6 (2.99%) IOS XR
6 6 (2.99%) VPN
7 5 (2.49%) Internet
7 5 (2.49%) SSL
7 5 (2.49%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.99%) DHCP
9 3 (1.49%) SD-WAN
9 3 (1.49%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.49%) WAN
10 2 (1.00%) Cisco IPT
11 1 (0.50%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (1.49%) Power BI
1 3 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.50%) MySQL
2 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.99%) Metasploit
3 3 (1.49%) ERwin
4 2 (1.00%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 37 (18.41%) Social Skills
2 34 (16.92%) Public Sector
3 29 (14.43%) Finance
4 11 (5.47%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 11 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
6 3 (1.49%) Law
7 2 (1.00%) Legal
7 2 (1.00%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.50%) Automotive
8 1 (0.50%) French Language
8 1 (0.50%) German Language
8 1 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (0.50%) Retail
8 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (26.37%) Analyst
2 44 (21.89%) Security Analyst
3 26 (12.94%) Senior DevOps
4 23 (11.44%) Consultant
4 23 (11.44%) Security Officer
5 22 (10.95%) Security Manager
6 21 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (10.45%) Information Officer
6 21 (10.45%) Information Security Officer
6 21 (10.45%) Security Engineer
7 20 (9.95%) Cloud Consultant
7 20 (9.95%) Information Manager
7 20 (9.95%) Information Security Manager
8 17 (8.46%) Tester
9 16 (7.96%) Penetration Tester
9 16 (7.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 15 (7.46%) IT Analyst
10 15 (7.46%) IT Security Analyst
11 12 (5.97%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 12 (5.97%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.48%) Web Services
2 6 (2.99%) JSON
2 6 (2.99%) XML
3 3 (1.49%) .NET
3 3 (1.49%) LAMP
4 2 (1.00%) React
4 2 (1.00%) REST
5 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.50%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 67 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 40 (19.90%) Public Cloud
3 26 (12.94%) User Experience
4 16 (7.96%) IoT
5 15 (7.46%) Mobile App
5 15 (7.46%) Security Operations Centre
6 11 (5.47%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.49%) ASIC
8 5 (2.49%) Social Media
9 4 (1.99%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.99%) SCADA
10 3 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.49%) Replication
10 3 (1.49%) TM Forum
11 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.50%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.50%) CSOC
12 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 63 (31.34%) Linux
2 39 (19.40%) Windows
3 9 (4.48%) Android
3 9 (4.48%) Unix
3 9 (4.48%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.99%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.99%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.50%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (77.11%) Cybersecurity
2 102 (50.75%) Information Security
3 92 (45.77%) DevOps
4 79 (39.30%) Security Operations
5 57 (28.36%) Data Protection
5 57 (28.36%) Incident Management
6 54 (26.87%) SIEM
7 46 (22.89%) Risk Management
8 45 (22.39%) Penetration Testing
9 44 (21.89%) Infrastructure as Code
10 43 (21.39%) Agile
11 42 (20.90%) Threat Modelling
12 40 (19.90%) Configuration Management
12 40 (19.90%) ISMS
13 38 (18.91%) Information Security Management
13 38 (18.91%) Security Management
14 36 (17.91%) Continuous Improvement
15 34 (16.92%) DevSecOps
15 34 (16.92%) GAP Analysis
16 29 (14.43%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 49 (24.38%) Python
2 19 (9.45%) Ruby
3 14 (6.97%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.49%) Bash
4 3 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.49%) Perl
5 2 (1.00%) Bicep
6 1 (0.50%) ABAP
6 1 (0.50%) Go
6 1 (0.50%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) Search Processing Language
Qualifications
1 31 (15.42%) CISSP
2 21 (10.45%) Security Cleared
3 20 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (8.96%) Degree
5 17 (8.46%) CREST Certified
5 17 (8.46%) OSCP
6 15 (7.46%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.97%) CEH
8 12 (5.97%) CCNA
9 10 (4.98%) CCSP
9 10 (4.98%) CISA
9 10 (4.98%) CISM
10 9 (4.48%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (3.98%) CCDP
11 8 (3.98%) CCNP
11 8 (3.98%) CCSA
11 8 (3.98%) GIAC
12 6 (2.99%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.99%) CCIE
12 6 (2.99%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (36.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (27.36%) PCI DSS
3 48 (23.88%) GRC
4 33 (16.42%) NIST
5 26 (12.94%) NCSC
6 20 (9.95%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (7.96%) GDPR
8 12 (5.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 8 (3.98%) COBIT
9 8 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 7 (3.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 6 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 2 (1.00%) IASME
14 1 (0.50%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.50%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 31 (15.42%) Docker
2 13 (6.47%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.50%) NFS
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (14.43%) Kubernetes
2 20 (9.95%) Terraform
3 19 (9.45%) Ansible
4 16 (7.96%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (7.96%) Puppet
5 11 (5.47%) Nessus
6 6 (2.99%) CASB
7 4 (1.99%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.49%) CSIRT
8 3 (1.49%) Suricata
9 2 (1.00%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 45 (22.39%) Google
2 29 (14.43%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.96%) SaltStack
4 14 (6.97%) Darktrace
5 9 (4.48%) Cisco
5 9 (4.48%) Qualys
5 9 (4.48%) Splunk
6 8 (3.98%) VMware
7 6 (2.99%) Fortinet
7 6 (2.99%) LogRhythm
7 6 (2.99%) Palo Alto
8 5 (2.49%) FireEye
8 5 (2.49%) IronPort
8 5 (2.49%) NetWitness
8 5 (2.49%) Rapid7
9 4 (1.99%) McAfee
9 4 (1.99%) Sophos
10 3 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.49%) Citrix
10 3 (1.49%) F5