Period
to 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > England
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1047 1098 1155
Rank change year-on-year +51 +57 +137
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 74 73 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.050% 0.043% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.37% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 63 57 24
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +26.32% +7.95%
10th Percentile £33,200 £42,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £56,750
UK median annual salary £56,250 £60,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +26.32% +7.95%

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 20,238 21,282 22,419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.64% 12.65% 12.85%
Number of salaries quoted 15,222 16,142 17,867
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 +55 25 £58,750 -2.08% 5
Midlands +54 24 £57,500 +7.48% 1
West Midlands +34 22 £57,500 +7.48% 1
North of England +42 10 £40,000 -8.57% 3
Yorkshire +40 9 £37,500 -16.67% 3
South East +18 9 £55,000 -21.43% 6
South West +20 6 £67,500 +229.27% 4
East Midlands - 2 £38,500 -
North East 0 1 £60,000 +118.18%
Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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 63 (85.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (71.62%) Information Security
4 38 (51.35%) CISSP
4 38 (51.35%) PCI DSS
5 34 (45.95%) CISM
6 31 (41.89%) Data Centre
7 27 (36.49%) ITIL
8 26 (35.14%) Management Information System
9 22 (29.73%) GDPR
10 21 (28.38%) SIEM
10 21 (28.38%) SC Cleared
10 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
11 19 (25.68%) CISA
12 17 (22.97%) Risk Management
12 17 (22.97%) Service Delivery
12 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
13 16 (21.62%) Data Security
13 16 (21.62%) Business Continuity
14 14 (18.92%) Firewall
14 14 (18.92%) Windows
15 13 (17.57%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
16 12 (16.22%) Data Protection
16 12 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
17 11 (14.86%) VMware
18 10 (13.51%) WAN
18 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
18 10 (13.51%) IT Governance

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 (5.41%) Apache
2 3 (4.05%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (8.11%) assyst
2 4 (5.41%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.35%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Office 365
2 7 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.11%) SaaS
4 5 (6.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.70%) IaaS
5 2 (2.70%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.70%) PaaS
6 1 (1.35%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.92%) Firewall
2 10 (13.51%) WAN
3 6 (8.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (6.76%) Intranet
4 5 (6.76%) LAN
4 5 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (5.41%) MPLS
5 4 (5.41%) SAN
5 4 (5.41%) VoIP
6 3 (4.05%) Internet
6 3 (4.05%) Skype
6 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.70%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.70%) NAS
7 2 (2.70%) VPN
8 1 (1.35%) DHCP
8 1 (1.35%) DNS
8 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (12.16%) Legal
1 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.41%) Games
3 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Security Manager
3 16 (21.62%) Security Analyst
4 15 (20.27%) Information Analyst
4 15 (20.27%) Information Security Analyst
5 14 (18.92%) Compliance Manager
5 14 (18.92%) Security Compliance Manager
6 13 (17.57%) Information Manager
6 13 (17.57%) Information Security Compliance Manager
6 13 (17.57%) Information Security Manager
7 9 (12.16%) IT Manager
7 9 (12.16%) Security Officer
8 8 (10.81%) Information Security Officer
9 7 (9.46%) Compliance Officer
9 7 (9.46%) Information Officer
9 7 (9.46%) Security Compliance Officer
10 6 (8.11%) Information Security Compliance Officer
11 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (5.41%) Consultant
12 4 (5.41%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (41.89%) Data Centre
2 26 (35.14%) Management Information System
3 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.11%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (8.11%) Social Media
4 6 (8.11%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.41%) BYOD
5 4 (5.41%) CESG
5 4 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.41%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.70%) Blog
7 2 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.70%) LIMS
7 2 (2.70%) Replication
8 1 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.92%) Windows
2 8 (10.81%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.35%) CentOS
5 1 (1.35%) Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (71.62%) Information Security
2 27 (36.49%) ITIL
3 21 (28.38%) SIEM
4 17 (22.97%) Risk Management
4 17 (22.97%) Service Delivery
5 16 (21.62%) Business Continuity
5 16 (21.62%) Data Security
6 13 (17.57%) Penetration Testing
7 12 (16.22%) Cybersecurity
7 12 (16.22%) Data Protection
7 12 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 10 (13.51%) IT Audit
8 10 (13.51%) IT Governance
9 9 (12.16%) Cryptography
10 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (10.81%) Risk Assessment
10 8 (10.81%) Security Management
10 8 (10.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.35%) C
3 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (51.35%) CISSP
2 34 (45.95%) CISM
3 21 (28.38%) SC Cleared
3 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
4 19 (25.68%) CISA
5 9 (12.16%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.76%) CEH
7 3 (4.05%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (4.05%) GIAC
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.70%) Degree
8 2 (2.70%) GPEN
8 2 (2.70%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (2.70%) MCP
8 2 (2.70%) OSCP
8 2 (2.70%) SSCP
9 1 (1.35%) CRISC
9 1 (1.35%) GSNA
9 1 (1.35%) ISACA
9 1 (1.35%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 63 (85.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (51.35%) PCI DSS
4 22 (29.73%) GDPR
5 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (8.11%) ISO 9001
7 5 (6.76%) ISO 22301
7 5 (6.76%) QA
8 1 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.35%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.35%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.41%) Nessus
1 4 (5.41%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.70%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.35%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.86%) VMware
3 7 (9.46%) Cisco
4 4 (5.41%) Google
4 4 (5.41%) iManage
4 4 (5.41%) Okta
5 3 (4.05%) Apple
5 3 (4.05%) Avaya
5 3 (4.05%) CA
5 3 (4.05%) Dell
5 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.05%) Sophos
6 2 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (1.35%) Aderant
7 1 (1.35%) FireEye
7 1 (1.35%) Intapp
7 1 (1.35%) Kaseya