Period
to 12 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cyber Essentials skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 188 256 291
Rank change year-on-year +68 +35 +24
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 44 21 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.45% 2.60% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 42 20 37
10th Percentile £45,000 £39,750 £44,500
25th Percentile £51,398 £50,313 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% - +22.45%
75th Percentile £76,875 £79,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £102,250 "
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £72,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -13.79% +3.57% +16.67%

Cyber Essentials is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 682 807 1,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.78% 10.89% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 566 695 1,051
10th Percentile £43,750 £37,350 £37,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,625 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% - +3.31%
75th Percentile £83,750 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £98,750 £97,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +4.17%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the City of London

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the City of London.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in the City of London

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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 City of London region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 28 (63.64%) Information Security
2 27 (61.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (45.45%) AWS
4 19 (43.18%) Penetration Testing
5 18 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
6 16 (36.36%) Data Analytics
6 16 (36.36%) Analytics
6 16 (36.36%) Decision-Making
6 16 (36.36%) OWASP
7 13 (29.55%) CISSP
8 12 (27.27%) CISM
8 12 (27.27%) NIST
9 11 (25.00%) Firewall
9 11 (25.00%) Finance
9 11 (25.00%) Windows
9 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
10 10 (22.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 9 (20.45%) Burp Suite
11 9 (20.45%) Threat Modelling
11 9 (20.45%) Azure
11 9 (20.45%) Security Testing
11 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (18.18%) Project Management
13 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
13 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
13 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
13 7 (15.91%) Risk Analysis
13 7 (15.91%) Microsoft 365
13 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Intune
14 6 (13.64%) Linux

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (45.45%) AWS
2 9 (20.45%) Azure
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (4.55%) IaaS
4 2 (4.55%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) DHCP
2 4 (9.09%) DNS
2 4 (9.09%) iSCSI
2 4 (9.09%) VPN
3 3 (6.82%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (6.82%) NAS
3 3 (6.82%) Network Security
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) SSL
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Burp Suite
2 4 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Social Skills
3 4 (9.09%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Security Specialist
2 9 (20.45%) AWS Specialist
2 9 (20.45%) Security Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Information Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Information Security Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Security Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Application Security Specialist
5 4 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
5 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Information Officer
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security Officer
5 4 (9.09%) Security Officer
5 4 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) Replication
3 4 (9.09%) Clustering
4 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 4 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Information Security
2 19 (43.18%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (40.91%) Cybersecurity
4 16 (36.36%) Analytics
4 16 (36.36%) Data Analytics
4 16 (36.36%) Decision-Making
4 16 (36.36%) OWASP
5 11 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (20.45%) Security Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Threat Modelling
7 8 (18.18%) Project Management
8 7 (15.91%) Risk Analysis
8 7 (15.91%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (11.36%) ITIL
10 4 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (9.09%) Security Operations
10 4 (9.09%) Web Filtering
11 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (6.82%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) CISSP
2 12 (27.27%) CISM
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.36%) CISA
5 4 (9.09%) CCNA
5 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.55%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (4.55%) CCNP
6 2 (4.55%) PCI QSA
7 1 (2.27%) CCSP
7 1 (2.27%) Degree
7 1 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (61.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (27.27%) NIST
3 10 (22.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (9.09%) PCI DSS
5 3 (6.82%) GDPR
6 2 (4.55%) COBIT
7 1 (2.27%) GRC
7 1 (2.27%) ISO 22301
7 1 (2.27%) NIST 800
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (9.09%) SCDPM
3 3 (6.82%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) SCOM
4 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.27%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) Aruba
4 3 (6.82%) Barracuda Networks
4 3 (6.82%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) Synology
5 2 (4.55%) Veeam
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) Zscaler