Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > England
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 967 1097 1090
Rank change year-on-year +130 -7 +184
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 110 78 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.047% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.57% 0.37% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 90 68 39
England median annual salary £44,284 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.19% +4.35% +43.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £47,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £97,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -25.00% +4.35% +43.75%

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 19,219 21,165 20,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.93% 12.84% 12.36%
Number of salaries quoted 14,147 16,591 15,975
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +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 20 March 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 20 March 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
South East +84 46 £35,000 -26.32% 3
London +19 24 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Midlands +49 15 £41,034 -34.35%
North of England +41 11 £48,000 +37.14% 3
East of England +71 10 £35,000 -46.15%
East Midlands +39 8 £35,000 -50.00%
West Midlands +29 7 £57,500 -
Yorkshire +29 6 £52,500 +23.53% 1
North West +46 5 £48,000 - 2
South West +23 3 £50,000 +143.90% 1
Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 102 (92.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (57.27%) Security Cleared
4 58 (52.73%) Microsoft
5 56 (50.91%) SC Cleared
6 54 (49.09%) ITIL
6 54 (49.09%) Windows
7 52 (47.27%) Business Continuity
8 48 (43.64%) VMware
8 48 (43.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 48 (43.64%) Data Centre
9 43 (39.09%) Information Security
10 42 (38.18%) Cisco
10 42 (38.18%) MCSE
10 42 (38.18%) Windows Server
11 41 (37.27%) Office 365
12 39 (35.45%) SCCM
12 39 (35.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 38 (34.55%) CISSP
14 37 (33.64%) HP
14 37 (33.64%) PowerShell
15 36 (32.73%) Problem-Solving
16 35 (31.82%) PMO
16 35 (31.82%) SCVMM
16 35 (31.82%) Load Balancing
16 35 (31.82%) Aruba
16 35 (31.82%) F5
16 35 (31.82%) High Availability
16 35 (31.82%) Hyper-V
16 35 (31.82%) Remote Desktop

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 4 (3.64%) Apache
1 4 (3.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 41 (37.27%) Office 365
2 5 (4.55%) SaaS
3 4 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.73%) IaaS
4 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.82%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.91%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (31.82%) BIG-IP
1 35 (31.82%) IP Telephony
1 35 (31.82%) Remote Desktop
2 13 (11.82%) Intranet
3 12 (10.91%) Firewall
4 10 (9.09%) WAN
5 7 (6.36%) Internet
5 7 (6.36%) SAN
6 6 (5.45%) LAN
7 5 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.64%) MPLS
8 4 (3.64%) VPN
9 3 (2.73%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.82%) DHCP
10 2 (1.82%) DNS
10 2 (1.82%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.82%) NAS
10 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.82%) VLAN
General
1 35 (31.82%) Electronics
2 9 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.27%) Military
4 6 (5.45%) Law
5 5 (4.55%) Legal
6 3 (2.73%) Finance
7 1 (0.91%) Back Office
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (35.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (31.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (25.45%) Security Manager
4 19 (17.27%) IT Manager
5 18 (16.36%) Analyst
5 18 (16.36%) Security Analyst
6 17 (15.45%) IT Security Manager
7 16 (14.55%) Compliance Manager
7 16 (14.55%) Security Compliance Manager
8 12 (10.91%) Security Officer
9 10 (9.09%) Compliance Officer
9 10 (9.09%) Information Manager
9 10 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
9 10 (9.09%) IT Security Officer
9 10 (9.09%) Security Compliance Officer
10 8 (7.27%) Information Analyst
10 8 (7.27%) Information Security Analyst
11 6 (5.45%) Information Security Compliance Manager
11 6 (5.45%) Security Specialist
12 5 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.91%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 48 (43.64%) Data Centre
2 25 (22.73%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
4 7 (6.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (6.36%) Social Media
5 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (4.55%) LIMS
7 3 (2.73%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.73%) Blog
7 3 (2.73%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.73%) NHS
8 2 (1.82%) Replication
9 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.91%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.91%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (49.09%) Windows
2 42 (38.18%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.91%) CentOS
5 1 (0.91%) Linux
5 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.09%) ITIL
2 52 (47.27%) Business Continuity
3 43 (39.09%) Information Security
4 39 (35.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 36 (32.73%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (31.82%) High Availability
6 35 (31.82%) Load Balancing
7 33 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
8 17 (15.45%) Data Protection
8 17 (15.45%) Risk Management
9 16 (14.55%) Data Security
10 15 (13.64%) SIEM
11 12 (10.91%) ISMS
11 12 (10.91%) Penetration Testing
12 11 (10.00%) Information Assurance
12 11 (10.00%) Security Operations
13 10 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
13 10 (9.09%) Internal Audit
14 9 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (8.18%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.55%) SQL
3 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (57.27%) Security Cleared
2 56 (50.91%) SC Cleared
3 48 (43.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (38.18%) MCSE
5 38 (34.55%) CISSP
6 35 (31.82%) MCSA
7 28 (25.45%) CISM
8 16 (14.55%) CISA
9 10 (9.09%) CEH
10 7 (6.36%) CCNA
10 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (6.36%) Degree
11 6 (5.45%) MCP
12 5 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 4 (3.64%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (3.64%) DBS Check
14 3 (2.73%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (2.73%) SSCP
15 1 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
15 1 (0.91%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 102 (92.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (31.82%) PMO
4 32 (29.09%) GDPR
5 16 (14.55%) ISO 22301
5 16 (14.55%) ISO 9001
6 15 (13.64%) PCI DSS
7 10 (9.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 10 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 10 (9.09%) JSP 440
7 10 (9.09%) RMADS
8 7 (6.36%) NIST 800
9 4 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 35 (31.82%) Hyper-V
2 9 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 39 (35.45%) SCCM
2 35 (31.82%) SCVMM
3 7 (6.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (3.64%) Nessus
5 2 (1.82%) WSUS
6 1 (0.91%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.91%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 58 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 48 (43.64%) VMware
3 42 (38.18%) Cisco
4 37 (33.64%) HP
5 35 (31.82%) Aruba
5 35 (31.82%) F5
5 35 (31.82%) Mitel
6 7 (6.36%) FireEye
7 5 (4.55%) CA
8 4 (3.64%) Okta
8 4 (3.64%) Sophos
9 3 (2.73%) Avaya
9 3 (2.73%) iManage
9 3 (2.73%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.82%) Dell
10 2 (1.82%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (1.82%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.91%) Google
11 1 (0.91%) Juniper
11 1 (0.91%) SAP