Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
Central London > City of London
6 months to
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 191 275 286
Rank change year-on-year +84 +11 +30
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 37 27 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.70% 2.55% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 37 26 37
Median annual salary £50,000 £75,000 £75,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £45,000 £41,875 £46,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,750 £80,000
Central London median annual salary £52,500 £75,000 £75,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% - -

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 552 1,057 1,223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.80% 11.66% 11.75%
Number of salaries quoted 448 891 1,074
Median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £43,375 £35,000 £36,975
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £93,375
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £62,500

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 26 February 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 20 (54.05%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (51.35%) NIST
2 19 (51.35%) CISSP
2 19 (51.35%) CISM
2 19 (51.35%) Firewall
3 18 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (43.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (37.84%) Data Protection
5 14 (37.84%) CISA
5 14 (37.84%) Identity Access Management
5 14 (37.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 14 (37.84%) GDPR
6 13 (35.14%) Privileged Access Management
6 13 (35.14%) Antivirus Management
6 13 (35.14%) Patch Management
6 13 (35.14%) Security Patching
6 13 (35.14%) Information Security
6 13 (35.14%) CCSP
6 13 (35.14%) SIEM
6 13 (35.14%) Degree
6 13 (35.14%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (35.14%) Computer Science
6 13 (35.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (35.14%) Intrusion Detection
7 12 (32.43%) AWS
7 12 (32.43%) Management Information System
8 10 (27.03%) Finance
8 10 (27.03%) Windows
9 8 (21.62%) Azure
9 8 (21.62%) Penetration Testing

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 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (32.43%) AWS
2 8 (21.62%) Azure
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (5.41%) IaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (51.35%) Firewall
2 13 (35.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
3 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) iSCSI
3 4 (10.81%) VPN
4 3 (8.11%) NAS
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security
5 2 (5.41%) LAN
5 2 (5.41%) SSL
5 2 (5.41%) WAN
6 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Burp Suite
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Security Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) AWS Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) CISSP Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) IT Security Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 6 (16.22%) Senior Security Specialist
3 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Information Officer
4 4 (10.81%) Information Security Officer
4 4 (10.81%) Security Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Security Officer
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Support
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Linux Support
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Data Protection Act
2 12 (32.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.51%) Replication
4 4 (10.81%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
4 4 (10.81%) Mac OS
5 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (37.84%) Data Protection
2 14 (37.84%) Identity Access Management
3 13 (35.14%) Antivirus Management
3 13 (35.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (35.14%) Information Security
3 13 (35.14%) Patch Management
3 13 (35.14%) Privileged Access Management
3 13 (35.14%) Security Patching
3 13 (35.14%) SIEM
3 13 (35.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (21.62%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (18.92%) Analytics
5 7 (18.92%) Data Analytics
5 7 (18.92%) Decision-Making
5 7 (18.92%) OWASP
6 6 (16.22%) Security Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Threat Modelling
7 5 (13.51%) ITIL
8 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (51.35%) CISM
1 19 (51.35%) CISSP
2 18 (48.65%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (37.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 14 (37.84%) CISA
4 13 (35.14%) CCSP
4 13 (35.14%) Degree
5 4 (10.81%) CCNA
5 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.41%) CCNP
6 2 (5.41%) PCI QSA
7 1 (2.70%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) NIST
2 16 (43.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (37.84%) GDPR
4 8 (21.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.70%) COBIT
6 1 (2.70%) ISO 22301
6 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.70%) NIST 800
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (10.81%) SCDPM
3 3 (8.11%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco
3 4 (10.81%) VMware
4 3 (8.11%) Aruba
4 3 (8.11%) Barracuda Networks
4 3 (8.11%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Synology
5 2 (5.41%) Veeam
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Sage
6 1 (2.70%) Xero