Period
to 25 May 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 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 832 969 1092
Rank change year-on-year +137 +123 -6
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 41 105 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.078% 0.052%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.39% 0.55% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 37 89 69
Median annual salary £59,000 £42,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.82% -26.09% -
10th Percentile £44,897 £32,500 £47,250
90th Percentile £81,000 £57,500 £97,500
UK median annual salary £55,138 £42,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +29.74% -26.09% -

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 10,492 18,977 21,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.35% 14.13% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 8,042 13,826 16,294
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £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 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 May 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 May 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 +137 22 £70,000 +64.71% 2
North of England +105 7 £50,000 -4.76%
Yorkshire +86 6 £48,750 -7.14%
South East +75 6 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Midlands +88 3 £70,000 +100.00%
East Midlands +34 3 £70,000 +100.00%
South West +65 2 £55,000 +29.41%
North West +80 1 £80,000 +66.67%
East of England +72 1 £25,000 -28.57% 1
Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 41 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 37 (90.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (75.61%) Information Security
4 23 (56.10%) GDPR
5 19 (46.34%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (43.90%) Firewall
7 16 (39.02%) PCI DSS
8 12 (29.27%) CISM
9 11 (26.83%) CISSP
9 11 (26.83%) Data Protection
10 8 (19.51%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (17.07%) CEH
11 7 (17.07%) ISMS
11 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
11 7 (17.07%) Windows
11 7 (17.07%) LAN
11 7 (17.07%) SIEM
12 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (14.63%) Security Architecture
12 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
12 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
12 6 (14.63%) Legal
12 6 (14.63%) Finance
13 5 (12.20%) VMware
13 5 (12.20%) Business Continuity
13 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (12.20%) Network Security
13 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
13 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (12.20%) Law

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 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) Azure
3 1 (2.44%) AWS
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
3 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) Firewall
2 7 (17.07%) LAN
3 5 (12.20%) Network Security
3 5 (12.20%) WAN
4 4 (9.76%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (4.88%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) SAN
6 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.88%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.44%) DHCP
7 1 (2.44%) FTP
7 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.44%) IPsec
7 1 (2.44%) NAS
7 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.44%) Skype
7 1 (2.44%) SSL
7 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
1 6 (14.63%) Legal
2 5 (12.20%) Law
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 3 (7.32%) Public Sector
5 2 (4.88%) Advertising
6 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Security Manager
1 7 (17.07%) Security Specialist
2 6 (14.63%) Information Manager
2 6 (14.63%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Head of Information
3 4 (9.76%) Head of Information Security
3 4 (9.76%) Head of Security
3 4 (9.76%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Chief Information Security Officer
4 3 (7.32%) CISSP Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Information Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Security Officer
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (4.88%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
1 5 (12.20%) Data Protection Act
1 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.32%) Renewable Energy
3 3 (7.32%) Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (75.61%) Information Security
2 19 (46.34%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (26.83%) Data Protection
4 8 (19.51%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (17.07%) ISMS
5 7 (17.07%) SIEM
6 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (14.63%) Risk Management
6 6 (14.63%) Security Architecture
7 5 (12.20%) Business Continuity
7 5 (12.20%) Data Loss Prevention
7 5 (12.20%) Data Privacy
7 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Incident Management
8 4 (9.76%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (9.76%) Matrix Management
8 4 (9.76%) Patch Management
8 4 (9.76%) Time Management
8 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
8 4 (9.76%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) CISM
2 11 (26.83%) CISSP
3 7 (17.07%) CEH
4 3 (7.32%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.88%) GSEC
6 1 (2.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (2.44%) CCNP
6 1 (2.44%) CCSP
6 1 (2.44%) CIMA
6 1 (2.44%) CISA
6 1 (2.44%) CRISC
6 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.44%) OSCP
6 1 (2.44%) PCI QSA
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.44%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 37 (90.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (56.10%) GDPR
4 16 (39.02%) PCI DSS
5 5 (12.20%) ISO 22301
5 5 (12.20%) NIST
6 1 (2.44%) IASME
6 1 (2.44%) ISO 31000
6 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (2.44%) NCSC
6 1 (2.44%) NIST 800
6 1 (2.44%) PMO
6 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Nessus
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix
3 2 (4.88%) HP
3 2 (4.88%) Veeam
4 1 (2.44%) CommVault
4 1 (2.44%) Dell
4 1 (2.44%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (2.44%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.44%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.44%) Okta
4 1 (2.44%) Shavlik
4 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL
4 1 (2.44%) Sophos