Period
to 18 April 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 18 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > England
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 745 895 997
Rank change year-on-year +150 +102 +115
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 85 58 106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.057% 0.077%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.94% 0.46% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 79 49 90
10th Percentile £33,250 £36,650 "
25th Percentile £40,308 £50,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £65,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +52.94% -29.17%
75th Percentile £56,250 £77,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £74,000 £80,000 £62,000
UK median annual salary £48,750 £57,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -14.47% +34.12% -29.17%

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 9,028 12,693 19,623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.06% 12.50% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6,564 9,944 14,507
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 April 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 18 April 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
London +107 31 £52,500 -30.00% 3
South West +25 14 £39,000 -35.00% 3
Midlands +44 13 £50,000 -28.57%
South East +82 12 £55,000 - 3
North of England +28 9 £31,500 -33.68% 5
West Midlands - 9 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +3 7 £31,500 -33.68% 2
East of England +53 6 £43,000 +56.36% 1
East Midlands +19 4 £37,500 -46.43%
North East - 2 - -
Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 85 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 48 (56.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (52.94%) Information Security
4 41 (48.24%) Windows
4 41 (48.24%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
6 29 (34.12%) ITIL
7 28 (32.94%) Microsoft
8 27 (31.76%) Windows Server
9 23 (27.06%) Linux
9 23 (27.06%) Management Information System
10 22 (25.88%) Azure
10 22 (25.88%) Microsoft 365
11 21 (24.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (24.71%) Firewall
11 21 (24.71%) VMware
11 21 (24.71%) GDPR
12 20 (23.53%) DNS
12 20 (23.53%) ISMS
13 19 (22.35%) Security Management
14 18 (21.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 17 (20.00%) Information Security Management
16 16 (18.82%) Windows 10
17 15 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
17 15 (17.65%) CISSP
18 14 (16.47%) Antivirus Management
19 13 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 13 (15.29%) Legal
19 13 (15.29%) AWS
20 12 (14.12%) PCI DSS

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 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.18%) IIS
4 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.88%) Azure
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (15.29%) AWS
3 9 (10.59%) IaaS
4 8 (9.41%) Google Workspace
4 8 (9.41%) PaaS
4 8 (9.41%) SaaS
5 7 (8.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (5.88%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.71%) Firewall
2 20 (23.53%) DNS
3 12 (14.12%) DHCP
4 9 (10.59%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (10.59%) SAN
5 8 (9.41%) FTP
6 6 (7.06%) Network Security
7 5 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (5.88%) SSL
7 5 (5.88%) VPN
7 5 (5.88%) WAN
7 5 (5.88%) Wireless
8 4 (4.71%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.71%) PBX
9 3 (3.53%) LAN
9 3 (3.53%) NAS
9 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.35%) Internet
10 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.18%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) JIRA
General
1 13 (15.29%) Legal
2 10 (11.76%) Finance
3 9 (10.59%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.71%) Retail
5 2 (2.35%) Law
5 2 (2.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (30.59%) Analyst
2 13 (15.29%) Security Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Server Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Information Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Information Officer
5 8 (9.41%) Information Security Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Information Security Officer
5 8 (9.41%) IT Manager
5 8 (9.41%) Security Manager
5 8 (9.41%) Security Officer
5 8 (9.41%) Server Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Senior Server Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Information Manager
7 5 (5.88%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Senior Server Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) IT Security Manager
8 4 (4.71%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.41%) Replication
3 5 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.71%) Clustering
4 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.35%) BYOD
6 2 (2.35%) Cybercrime
6 2 (2.35%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.35%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.35%) NHS
7 1 (1.18%) CMDB
7 1 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.18%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.18%) iPad
7 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.18%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (48.24%) Windows
2 27 (31.76%) Windows Server
3 23 (27.06%) Linux
4 16 (18.82%) Windows 10
5 8 (9.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.71%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.53%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.18%) HPUX
9 1 (1.18%) Unix
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.94%) Information Security
2 41 (48.24%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (34.12%) ITIL
4 20 (23.53%) ISMS
5 19 (22.35%) Security Management
6 18 (21.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (20.00%) Information Security Management
8 15 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (16.47%) Antivirus Management
10 13 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (12.94%) Business Continuity
12 10 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (11.76%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (10.59%) E-Commerce
13 9 (10.59%) Mobile Device Management
13 9 (10.59%) Penetration Testing
13 9 (10.59%) Project Delivery
14 8 (9.41%) Security Hardening
14 8 (9.41%) Server Management
14 8 (9.41%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) CISSP
2 12 (14.12%) CISM
3 10 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (9.41%) CEH
4 8 (9.41%) MCSE
4 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (8.24%) CompTIA Security+
6 6 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.88%) PCI QSA
8 4 (4.71%) CCNA
8 4 (4.71%) Degree
9 3 (3.53%) CCNP
9 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.35%) CISA
11 1 (1.18%) CAPM
11 1 (1.18%) GSEC
11 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.18%) PMP
11 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 48 (56.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (24.71%) GDPR
4 12 (14.12%) PCI DSS
5 11 (12.94%) GRC
5 11 (12.94%) NIST
6 3 (3.53%) ISO 22301
6 3 (3.53%) ISO 9001
6 3 (3.53%) QA
6 3 (3.53%) SOC 2
7 2 (2.35%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (2.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (2.35%) NIST 800
7 2 (2.35%) PMO
8 1 (1.18%) COBIT
8 1 (1.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (1.18%) NCSC
8 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
2 21 (24.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (9.41%) Shibboleth
5 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.18%) vSphere
7 1 (1.18%) XenApp
7 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (9.41%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (9.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (5.88%) PaperCut
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 4 (4.71%) SCCM
4 4 (4.71%) SCDPM
5 3 (3.53%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.35%) Nessus
6 2 (2.35%) OpenVAS
7 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.18%) SCOM
7 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (32.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.71%) VMware
3 10 (11.76%) Barracuda Networks
4 9 (10.59%) Cisco
5 8 (9.41%) Google
5 8 (9.41%) McAfee
5 8 (9.41%) Red Hat
5 8 (9.41%) SolarWinds
5 8 (9.41%) Sophos
6 5 (5.88%) HP
7 4 (4.71%) Sage
7 4 (4.71%) Veeam
8 3 (3.53%) Aruba
8 3 (3.53%) Citrix
8 3 (3.53%) Synology
8 3 (3.53%) Xero
9 1 (1.18%) Avaya
9 1 (1.18%) Darktrace
9 1 (1.18%) Meraki
9 1 (1.18%) Palo Alto