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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months to 21 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > England
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 691 760 853
Rank change year-on-year +69 +93 +140
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 470 93 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.11% 0.049%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.06% 0.88% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 163 89 35
10th Percentile £35,330 £35,400 £44,221
25th Percentile £46,875 £40,615 £52,013
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £50,000 £59,000
Median % change year-on-year +30.00% -15.25% +38.82%
75th Percentile £78,125 £56,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £73,000 £81,500
UK median annual salary £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% +29.41%

Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 England with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 22,805 10,579 11,276
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 16.61% 12.97% 13.05%
Number of salaries quoted 11,910 7,485 8,750
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +10.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials PLUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in England

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in England.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in England

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in England

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS within the England region over the 6 months to 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
East of England +54 156 £53,750 +25.00% 3
London -150 132 £75,000 +42.86% 11
North of England -40 63 £57,500 +37.15% 9
Midlands -37 45 £47,500 -5.00% 9
North West -42 38 £47,500 +11.76% 5
South West -11 37 £52,000 +33.33% 6
West Midlands -22 35 £57,500 +4.55% 5
South East -84 33 £66,250 +20.45% 4
Yorkshire -35 24 £60,000 +45.10% 3
East Midlands -35 9 £37,500 - 4
North East -17 1 £25,000 -56.52% 1
Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 England region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 470 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 442 (94.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 312 (66.38%) Social Skills
4 300 (63.83%) Finance
5 265 (56.38%) Information Security
6 231 (49.15%) Cybersecurity
7 196 (41.70%) Security Operations
8 188 (40.00%) GDPR
9 170 (36.17%) SIEM
10 167 (35.53%) Vulnerability Management
11 165 (35.11%) Public Sector
12 163 (34.68%) NIST
13 159 (33.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 159 (33.83%) Life Science
14 156 (33.19%) Manufacturing
14 156 (33.19%) Innovative Thinking
14 156 (33.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 137 (29.15%) Security Testing
16 128 (27.23%) Banking
16 128 (27.23%) Smart Meter
16 128 (27.23%) Police
17 75 (15.96%) Azure
18 72 (15.32%) Microsoft 365
19 58 (12.34%) Microsoft
20 48 (10.21%) Management Information System
21 47 (10.00%) CISSP
21 47 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
22 44 (9.36%) Incident Management
23 36 (7.66%) Data Protection
23 36 (7.66%) CISM

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.85%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.43%) Apache
3 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 75 (15.96%) Azure
2 72 (15.32%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (5.96%) AWS
4 19 (4.04%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.70%) Azure Sentinel
6 6 (1.28%) Power Automate
7 5 (1.06%) SaaS
8 4 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.85%) GCP
9 3 (0.64%) IaaS
9 3 (0.64%) PaaS
9 3 (0.64%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.43%) Dropbox
10 2 (0.43%) Google Workspace
10 2 (0.43%) Slack
11 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.21%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.45%) Firewall
2 21 (4.47%) Intrusion Detection
3 18 (3.83%) WAN
4 11 (2.34%) SSL
5 9 (1.91%) DNS
5 9 (1.91%) Network Security
5 9 (1.91%) VPN
6 5 (1.06%) DHCP
7 4 (0.85%) LAN
7 4 (0.85%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.64%) PBX
8 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.64%) Wireless
8 3 (0.64%) WLAN
9 2 (0.43%) BGP
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.43%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.28%) SQL Server
1 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (0.85%) Data Lake
2 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.43%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.43%) MySQL
3 2 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.43%) Power BI
4 1 (0.21%) DTS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.19%) Burp Suite
1 15 (3.19%) Log4j
2 4 (0.85%) Metasploit
2 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 312 (66.38%) Social Skills
2 300 (63.83%) Finance
3 165 (35.11%) Public Sector
4 156 (33.19%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 156 (33.19%) Manufacturing
5 128 (27.23%) Banking
5 128 (27.23%) Police
6 34 (7.23%) Legal
7 18 (3.83%) Law
8 16 (3.40%) Organisational Skills
9 8 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.49%) Local Government
11 5 (1.06%) Back Office
11 5 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
12 4 (0.85%) Retail
13 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.43%) Advertising
14 2 (0.43%) Marketing
15 1 (0.21%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 187 (39.79%) Analyst
2 183 (38.94%) Security Analyst
3 177 (37.66%) Information Analyst
4 176 (37.45%) Information Security Analyst
5 131 (27.87%) Architect
5 131 (27.87%) Security Architect
6 31 (6.60%) Security Manager
7 19 (4.04%) Head of Security
8 17 (3.62%) Head of Information
8 17 (3.62%) Head of Information Security
9 14 (2.98%) Information Manager
9 14 (2.98%) Information Security Manager
10 12 (2.55%) DevOps Platform Engineer
10 12 (2.55%) Lead DevOps
11 11 (2.34%) IT Manager
11 11 (2.34%) Security Specialist
12 10 (2.13%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 10 (2.13%) Security Engineer
13 8 (1.70%) IT Engineer
14 7 (1.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.43%) .NET
1 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
1 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
1 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (0.43%) Entity Framework
1 2 (0.43%) LAMP
1 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Graph
1 2 (0.43%) React
1 2 (0.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 159 (33.83%) Life Science
2 128 (27.23%) Smart Meter
3 48 (10.21%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.04%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.19%) Security Operations Centre
6 12 (2.55%) Cloud Native
6 12 (2.55%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (2.55%) Enterprise Cloud
7 6 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (1.28%) Cyberattack
7 6 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.06%) NHS
8 5 (1.06%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.85%) e-Learning
9 4 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.43%) Replication
11 2 (0.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (4.68%) Windows
2 12 (2.55%) Windows Server
3 9 (1.91%) Linux
4 6 (1.28%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (1.06%) Unix
5 5 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.85%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.64%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (56.38%) Information Security
2 231 (49.15%) Cybersecurity
3 196 (41.70%) Security Operations
4 170 (36.17%) SIEM
5 167 (35.53%) Vulnerability Management
6 156 (33.19%) Innovative Thinking
7 137 (29.15%) Security Testing
8 47 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
9 44 (9.36%) Incident Management
10 36 (7.66%) Data Protection
11 31 (6.60%) Risk Management
12 27 (5.74%) ITIL
12 27 (5.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 26 (5.53%) OWASP
14 25 (5.32%) Business Continuity
14 25 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
15 24 (5.11%) DevOps
16 22 (4.68%) Data Loss Prevention
16 22 (4.68%) MITRE ATT&CK
17 21 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (4.26%) Python
2 13 (2.77%) SQL
3 12 (2.55%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.55%) Shell Script
4 4 (0.85%) C#
5 2 (0.43%) Bash
5 2 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.43%) R
5 2 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (10.00%) CISSP
2 36 (7.66%) CISM
3 25 (5.32%) Degree
4 17 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.98%) CEH
5 14 (2.98%) CompTIA Security+
6 13 (2.77%) GCIH
7 12 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (2.55%) GCIA
8 11 (2.34%) CISA
9 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.28%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.06%) CCNA
11 5 (1.06%) GIAC
11 5 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.06%) SC Cleared
12 4 (0.85%) CISMP
13 3 (0.64%) CRISC
13 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 470 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 442 (94.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 188 (40.00%) GDPR
4 163 (34.68%) NIST
5 159 (33.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 33 (7.02%) PCI DSS
7 27 (5.74%) GRC
8 13 (2.77%) ISO 9001
9 12 (2.55%) NCSC
10 4 (0.85%) ISO 13485
11 2 (0.43%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.43%) IASME
12 1 (0.21%) COBIT
12 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.21%) SLA
12 1 (0.21%) SOC 2
System Software
1 14 (2.98%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.28%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.21%) Docker
5 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.21%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (3.40%) FortiGate
2 15 (3.19%) Nessus
2 15 (3.19%) Trend Micro Deep Security
3 12 (2.55%) QRadar
3 12 (2.55%) Terraform
4 11 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (1.91%) SCCM
6 7 (1.49%) CSIRT
7 5 (1.06%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.64%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco CME
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 58 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.74%) IBM
3 26 (5.53%) Sophos
4 22 (4.68%) Qualys
5 18 (3.83%) CrowdStrike
6 15 (3.19%) Forcepoint
6 15 (3.19%) Fortinet
6 15 (3.19%) Okta
6 15 (3.19%) OneTrust
6 15 (3.19%) Tanium
6 15 (3.19%) VMware
7 11 (2.34%) Cisco
8 8 (1.70%) Rapid7
8 8 (1.70%) Splunk
9 7 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.06%) McAfee
11 4 (0.85%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.43%) Broadcom
12 2 (0.43%) Google
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle