Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > England
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 736 640 967
Rank change year-on-year -96 +327 +97
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 267 29 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.065% 0.060%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.61% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 124 22 69
10th Percentile £36,250 £37,750 £35,200
25th Percentile £41,439 £46,563 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £63,750 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% -
75th Percentile £65,188 £73,750 £77,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £79,500 £82,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £63,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% -

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 16,561 5,563 17,508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.93% 12.40% 13.91%
Number of salaries quoted 10,682 4,450 13,351
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,225
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -

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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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
North of England -66 70 £46,250 +27.59% 9
London -205 68 £61,500 -3.53% 10
South East -102 61 £52,500 -34.38% 5
North West -43 54 £55,000 +15.79% 9
South West -65 38 £51,250 -21.15% 5
Midlands -95 22 £52,500 +7.14% 10
West Midlands -86 20 £53,250 +8.67% 9
Yorkshire -87 13 £45,000 +38.46%
East of England - 12 £50,750 - 3
North East - 3 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £38,242 - 1
Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 267 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 230 (86.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 193 (72.28%) Cybersecurity
4 148 (55.43%) Social Skills
5 144 (53.93%) NIST
6 124 (46.44%) GDPR
7 120 (44.94%) Police
8 114 (42.70%) Smart Meter
9 101 (37.83%) SIEM
10 100 (37.45%) Vulnerability Management
11 96 (35.96%) Data Protection
12 95 (35.58%) Risk Management
13 90 (33.71%) Security Cleared
14 86 (32.21%) Security Testing
15 78 (29.21%) Identity Management
16 77 (28.84%) Information Security
17 74 (27.72%) Regulatory Compliance
17 74 (27.72%) Fraud Detection
17 74 (27.72%) Cyber Assurance
17 74 (27.72%) Threat Analysis
18 68 (25.47%) Management Information System
19 64 (23.97%) ISMS
20 60 (22.47%) Security Management
21 57 (21.35%) Microsoft
22 52 (19.48%) Finance
22 52 (19.48%) Azure
23 51 (19.10%) Change Management
24 44 (16.48%) CISSP
25 43 (16.10%) Windows
26 40 (14.98%) 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 16 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.25%) IIS
3 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.25%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 52 (19.48%) Azure
2 32 (11.99%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (10.86%) SaaS
4 18 (6.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (4.87%) AWS
5 13 (4.87%) IaaS
5 13 (4.87%) PaaS
6 9 (3.37%) OneDrive
7 8 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (3.00%) GCP
8 4 (1.50%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.12%) Azure Key Vault
9 3 (1.12%) Azure Storage
9 3 (1.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.24%) Firewall
2 15 (5.62%) DNS
3 11 (4.12%) Network Security
4 9 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (3.00%) WAN
6 7 (2.62%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (2.62%) LAN
7 6 (2.25%) IP Telephony
7 6 (2.25%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (2.25%) VPN
8 5 (1.87%) DHCP
8 5 (1.87%) Unified Communications
9 3 (1.12%) SD-WAN
9 3 (1.12%) VoIP
9 3 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.37%) BGP
10 1 (0.37%) SSL
10 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.37%) Wireless
10 1 (0.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.25%) Geospatial Data
2 6 (2.25%) GIS
3 4 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 148 (55.43%) Social Skills
2 120 (44.94%) Police
3 52 (19.48%) Finance
4 40 (14.98%) Banking
5 30 (11.24%) Legal
6 23 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.49%) Public Sector
8 6 (2.25%) Law
9 4 (1.50%) Retail
10 3 (1.12%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.75%) Marketing
11 2 (0.75%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.75%) Publishing
11 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.37%) Electronics
12 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.37%) Military
12 1 (0.37%) Organisational Skills
12 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (31.09%) Consultant
2 82 (30.71%) Security Consultant
3 77 (28.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 45 (16.85%) Analyst
5 44 (16.48%) Architect
6 43 (16.10%) Security Architect
7 36 (13.48%) Security Analyst
8 29 (10.86%) Junior
8 29 (10.86%) Junior Consultant
8 29 (10.86%) Junior Security Consultant
9 17 (6.37%) Security Manager
10 16 (5.99%) Information Analyst
10 16 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (5.62%) Information Security Analyst
11 15 (5.62%) IT Engineer
12 13 (4.87%) Information Manager
13 11 (4.12%) Information Security Manager
14 10 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
14 10 (3.75%) IT Manager
15 8 (3.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.25%) .NET
1 6 (2.25%) .NET Core
1 6 (2.25%) RESTful
2 4 (1.50%) OAuth
3 3 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.12%) Akka.NET
3 3 (1.12%) Blazor
3 3 (1.12%) jQuery
3 3 (1.12%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (1.12%) WPF
4 1 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.37%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 114 (42.70%) Smart Meter
2 68 (25.47%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.49%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.00%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.00%) Reinsurance
6 7 (2.62%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.25%) iPhone
7 6 (2.25%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.87%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.50%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.12%) Cybercrime
10 3 (1.12%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.10%) Windows
2 24 (8.99%) Windows Server
3 18 (6.74%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.37%) Mac OS
5 6 (2.25%) Linux
6 5 (1.87%) CentOS
6 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (72.28%) Cybersecurity
2 101 (37.83%) SIEM
3 100 (37.45%) Vulnerability Management
4 96 (35.96%) Data Protection
5 95 (35.58%) Risk Management
6 86 (32.21%) Security Testing
7 78 (29.21%) Identity Management
8 77 (28.84%) Information Security
9 74 (27.72%) Cyber Assurance
9 74 (27.72%) Fraud Detection
9 74 (27.72%) Regulatory Compliance
9 74 (27.72%) Threat Analysis
10 64 (23.97%) ISMS
11 60 (22.47%) Security Management
12 51 (19.10%) Change Management
13 33 (12.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (11.99%) ITIL
15 25 (9.36%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (7.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.62%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.25%) C#
3 3 (1.12%) C
4 2 (0.75%) Java
5 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 90 (33.71%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.48%) CISSP
3 40 (14.98%) CISM
4 34 (12.73%) Degree
5 6 (2.25%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.50%) CEH
6 4 (1.50%) CRISC
6 4 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.12%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.12%) CCSA
7 3 (1.12%) JNCIA
8 2 (0.75%) CCNA
8 2 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CISA
9 1 (0.37%) CISMP
9 1 (0.37%) GCIA
9 1 (0.37%) GCIH
9 1 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 267 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 230 (86.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 144 (53.93%) NIST
4 124 (46.44%) GDPR
5 19 (7.12%) SLA
6 17 (6.37%) PCI DSS
7 9 (3.37%) ISO 22301
8 7 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (2.25%) NIST 800
9 6 (2.25%) TickIT
10 4 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (1.50%) NCSC
11 3 (1.12%) PMO
12 2 (0.75%) GRC
13 1 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.37%) COBIT
13 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (7.12%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (2.25%) Nessus
3 4 (1.50%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (1.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.37%) Cisco CME
4 1 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.37%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.37%) John the Ripper
4 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.37%) Nmap
4 1 (0.37%) QRadar
4 1 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (21.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.24%) VMware
3 13 (4.87%) Cisco
4 7 (2.62%) Rapid7
5 6 (2.25%) Darktrace
5 6 (2.25%) DevExpress
5 6 (2.25%) Oracle
5 6 (2.25%) Qualys
6 5 (1.87%) LogRhythm
6 5 (1.87%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.50%) Forcepoint
7 4 (1.50%) Meraki
7 4 (1.50%) Veeam
8 3 (1.12%) Symantec
8 3 (1.12%) Xamarin
8 3 (1.12%) Zscaler
9 1 (0.37%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.37%) Cylance
9 1 (0.37%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.37%) Splunk