Period
to 25 February 2020

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 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 907 989 1090
Rank change year-on-year +82 +101 +16
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 69 98 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.070% 0.045%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.48% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 60 79 65
England median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.18% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £36,150 £32,500 £45,250
90th Percentile £82,625 £77,500 £97,000
UK median annual salary £61,500 £52,500 £62,500
% change year-on-year +17.14% -16.00% +8.70%

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 14,345 19,606 20,964
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.58% 14.04% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 11,170 14,459 16,468
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 25 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +82 34 £75,000 +27.66% 2
East of England +64 9 £30,000 -14.29%
North of England +55 9 £47,500 +2.15% 7
South East +38 8 £55,000 +57.14% 2
Yorkshire +30 8 £47,500 +8.57% 5
East Midlands +25 5 £70,000 +100.00% 2
Midlands +19 5 £70,000 +21.74% 2
South West +30 4 £65,000 +4.00% 1
North West +51 1 £37,500 -19.35% 2
Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 69 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 59 (85.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (76.81%) Information Security
4 38 (55.07%) Cybersecurity
5 33 (47.83%) GDPR
6 30 (43.48%) CISM
7 27 (39.13%) CISSP
8 21 (30.43%) Data Protection
9 20 (28.99%) Firewall
10 18 (26.09%) Office 365
11 17 (24.64%) SIEM
11 17 (24.64%) Management Information System
11 17 (24.64%) Law
12 16 (23.19%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (21.74%) ISMS
14 14 (20.29%) PCI DSS
14 14 (20.29%) Azure
15 13 (18.84%) CEH
15 13 (18.84%) Business Continuity
15 13 (18.84%) ITIL
15 13 (18.84%) Windows
15 13 (18.84%) Data Privacy
16 12 (17.39%) Change Management
16 12 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (17.39%) Incident Management
16 12 (17.39%) Data Loss Prevention
16 12 (17.39%) Threat Intelligence
17 11 (15.94%) VMware
17 11 (15.94%) Security Architecture
17 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.45%) Apache
2 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) Office 365
2 14 (20.29%) Azure
3 6 (8.70%) AWS
4 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.35%) SaaS
5 2 (2.90%) GCP
5 2 (2.90%) IaaS
6 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.45%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.45%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) Firewall
2 9 (13.04%) LAN
3 8 (11.59%) Network Security
4 7 (10.14%) WAN
5 5 (7.25%) VPN
6 3 (4.35%) SAN
6 3 (4.35%) Skype
7 2 (2.90%) DNS
7 2 (2.90%) FTP
7 2 (2.90%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.90%) IPsec
7 2 (2.90%) SSL
7 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.90%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.45%) Intranet
8 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.45%) NAS
8 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (24.64%) Law
2 10 (14.49%) Legal
3 3 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (24.64%) Analyst
1 17 (24.64%) Information Analyst
1 17 (24.64%) Information Security Analyst
1 17 (24.64%) Security Analyst
2 14 (20.29%) Security Manager
3 13 (18.84%) Information Manager
3 13 (18.84%) Information Security Manager
4 7 (10.14%) CISSP Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Head of Security
6 5 (7.25%) IT Manager
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Technical Security Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Head of Information
7 4 (5.80%) Head of Information Security
8 3 (4.35%) Compliance Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Incident Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Junior
8 3 (4.35%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.35%) Security Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.59%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (10.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 7 (10.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (7.25%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.35%) Replication
6 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.90%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.45%) BYOD
7 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.84%) Windows
2 7 (10.14%) Linux
2 7 (10.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (76.81%) Information Security
2 38 (55.07%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (30.43%) Data Protection
4 17 (24.64%) SIEM
5 16 (23.19%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (21.74%) ISMS
7 13 (18.84%) Business Continuity
7 13 (18.84%) Data Privacy
7 13 (18.84%) ITIL
8 12 (17.39%) Change Management
8 12 (17.39%) Data Loss Prevention
8 12 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (17.39%) Incident Management
8 12 (17.39%) Threat Intelligence
9 11 (15.94%) Security Architecture
10 10 (14.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 9 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (13.04%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.25%) C
2 3 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (43.48%) CISM
2 27 (39.13%) CISSP
3 13 (18.84%) CEH
4 9 (13.04%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (11.59%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (10.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 7 (10.14%) CCSP
6 7 (10.14%) SSCP
7 6 (8.70%) Degree
8 3 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
9 2 (2.90%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (2.90%) CHECK Team Member
9 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (2.90%) MCSE
9 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.90%) PCI QSA
9 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 59 (85.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (47.83%) GDPR
4 14 (20.29%) PCI DSS
5 9 (13.04%) ISO 22301
6 8 (11.59%) NIST
7 7 (10.14%) NIST 800
8 4 (5.80%) SLA
9 2 (2.90%) IASME
9 2 (2.90%) ISO 9001
9 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (2.90%) RMADS
10 1 (1.45%) PMO
10 1 (1.45%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.90%) Firmware
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.90%) SCCM
1 2 (2.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.45%) Nessus
2 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (15.94%) VMware
2 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) ServiceNow
4 5 (7.25%) Cisco
5 3 (4.35%) Google
6 2 (2.90%) CA
6 2 (2.90%) HP
6 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.90%) Veeam
7 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix
7 1 (1.45%) CommVault
7 1 (1.45%) Dell
7 1 (1.45%) Dell Compellent
7 1 (1.45%) iManage
7 1 (1.45%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.45%) McAfee
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle
7 1 (1.45%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.45%) Sophos