Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 971 1039 1092
Rank change year-on-year +68 +53 +97
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 74 92 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.060% 0.050%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 67 75 62
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +27.66%
10th Percentile £33,550 £32,600 £35,175
90th Percentile £82,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% -4.17% +27.66%

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 16,985 20,378 20,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.38% 13.28% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 12,765 15,567 15,373
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in England

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in England.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in England

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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
London +89 34 £70,000 +24.44% 6
North of England +39 22 £46,000 +15.00%
Yorkshire +13 17 £47,500 +26.67%
Midlands +18 6 £47,500 -17.39% 1
North West +37 5 £37,500 -33.04%
South East +30 5 £34,500 -25.41% 1
East of England - 5 £67,500 - 2
West Midlands +11 4 £32,500 -43.48% 1
East Midlands +35 2 £67,500 +75.32%
South West +3 2 £75,000 +25.00% 1
Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 74 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 67 (90.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 40 (54.05%) Information Security
4 34 (45.95%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (36.49%) Office 365
5 27 (36.49%) CISSP
6 24 (32.43%) Azure
7 22 (29.73%) GDPR
8 21 (28.38%) SIEM
9 18 (24.32%) CISM
9 18 (24.32%) Windows
10 17 (22.97%) ITIL
10 17 (22.97%) Management Information System
10 17 (22.97%) Security Operations
11 16 (21.62%) Capacity Management
11 16 (21.62%) Firewall
11 16 (21.62%) Business Continuity
11 16 (21.62%) Law
12 15 (20.27%) Legal
12 15 (20.27%) ISMS
13 14 (18.92%) Incident Management
13 14 (18.92%) Security Management
14 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (17.57%) Data Protection
14 13 (17.57%) AWS
14 13 (17.57%) Vulnerability Management
14 13 (17.57%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (17.57%) Network Monitoring
15 11 (14.86%) ServiceNow
15 11 (14.86%) Kalman Filter

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 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (36.49%) Office 365
2 24 (32.43%) Azure
3 13 (17.57%) AWS
4 5 (6.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.76%) OneDrive
4 5 (6.76%) Power Platform
4 5 (6.76%) PowerApps
5 3 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.70%) GCP
7 1 (1.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.62%) Firewall
2 11 (14.86%) Intranet
3 9 (12.16%) Network Security
4 8 (10.81%) BGP
4 8 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (10.81%) EIGRP
4 8 (10.81%) HSRP
4 8 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (10.81%) LAN
4 8 (10.81%) MPLS
4 8 (10.81%) OSPF
4 8 (10.81%) VLAN
4 8 (10.81%) VoIP
4 8 (10.81%) WAN
4 8 (10.81%) Wireless
4 8 (10.81%) Wireless Security
4 8 (10.81%) WLAN
4 8 (10.81%) xDSL
5 4 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (21.62%) Law
2 15 (20.27%) Legal
3 5 (6.76%) Marketing
4 4 (5.41%) Finance
5 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Analyst
1 26 (35.14%) Security Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Information Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Information Security Analyst
3 11 (14.86%) Security Manager
4 8 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Senior Information Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Senior Security Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (9.46%) Technical Security Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Head of Security
7 5 (6.76%) Consultant
7 5 (6.76%) Information Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Network Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Network Security Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Office 365 Specialist
7 5 (6.76%) Security Consultant
8 4 (5.41%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) LDAP
2 1 (1.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.97%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.46%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (8.11%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (6.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Windows
2 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) Information Security
2 34 (45.95%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (28.38%) SIEM
4 17 (22.97%) ITIL
4 17 (22.97%) Security Operations
5 16 (21.62%) Business Continuity
5 16 (21.62%) Capacity Management
6 15 (20.27%) ISMS
7 14 (18.92%) Incident Management
7 14 (18.92%) Security Management
8 13 (17.57%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (17.57%) Data Protection
8 13 (17.57%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (17.57%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (14.86%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (14.86%) Supplier Management
10 10 (13.51%) Change Management
10 10 (13.51%) Data Privacy
10 10 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (13.51%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.70%) VBScript
4 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) CISSP
2 18 (24.32%) CISM
3 13 (17.57%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (14.86%) CEH
5 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (12.16%) MCSE
7 8 (10.81%) CCNA
7 8 (10.81%) CCNP
7 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
8 7 (9.46%) CISMP
9 6 (8.11%) Degree
10 3 (4.05%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.35%) CISA
12 1 (1.35%) MCP
12 1 (1.35%) MCSA
12 1 (1.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 67 (90.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (29.73%) GDPR
4 10 (13.51%) SLA
5 9 (12.16%) PCI DSS
6 7 (9.46%) ISO 22301
7 6 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (6.76%) NIST
8 5 (6.76%) NIST 800
9 2 (2.70%) RMADS
10 1 (1.35%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) Firmware
4 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.35%) Nessus
4 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Cisco
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
1 11 (14.86%) ServiceNow
2 6 (8.11%) VMware
3 5 (6.76%) FireEye
4 4 (5.41%) Sophos
5 3 (4.05%) Aderant
5 3 (4.05%) Google
5 3 (4.05%) iManage
5 3 (4.05%) Intapp
6 2 (2.70%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.70%) CA
6 2 (2.70%) Citrix
6 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.35%) Aruba
7 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.35%) F5
7 1 (1.35%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) McAfee
7 1 (1.35%) Mitel