Period
to 9 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Cyber Essentials skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 9 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > England
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 623 717 818
Rank change year-on-year +94 +101 +87
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 199 376 372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.25% 2.00% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 192 312 283
Median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% -8.70% -
10th Percentile £38,650 £32,500 £38,706
90th Percentile £79,900 £80,000 £89,550
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% -13.04% -

Cyber Essentials 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 8,832 18,821 21,628
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.31% 13.83% 13.03%
Number of salaries quoted 6,819 13,869 16,634
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,500
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
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 9 July 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 +104 76 £55,069 -11.89% 3
South East +120 43 £50,000 +24.22%
North of England +95 25 £47,500 - 1
Midlands +92 25 £62,500 +19.05%
East of England +97 18 £51,000 +45.71%
West Midlands +93 16 £65,000 +15.56%
North West +84 13 £46,750 -1.45% 1
South West +93 12 £47,713 +12.26% 3
Yorkshire +80 9 £47,500 -9.52%
East Midlands +68 9 £50,000 +27.28%
North East +27 3 £38,375 +0.99%
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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.

1 165 (82.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 139 (69.85%) Information Security
3 115 (57.79%) Cybersecurity
4 88 (44.22%) CISSP
5 79 (39.70%) Firewall
6 76 (38.19%) CISM
7 72 (36.18%) GDPR
8 70 (35.18%) PCI DSS
9 60 (30.15%) Risk Management
10 52 (26.13%) Windows
11 50 (25.13%) Security Cleared
12 44 (22.11%) Penetration Testing
13 41 (20.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 40 (20.10%) Data Protection
15 39 (19.60%) Finance
16 38 (19.10%) Legal
16 38 (19.10%) SC Cleared
17 36 (18.09%) Management Information System
18 35 (17.59%) NIST
19 34 (17.09%) Security Management
20 32 (16.08%) Information Security Management
20 32 (16.08%) Active Directory
21 31 (15.58%) Microsoft
21 31 (15.58%) SIEM
21 31 (15.58%) Office 365
22 30 (15.08%) Cyberthreat
22 30 (15.08%) Linux
23 29 (14.57%) Azure
23 29 (14.57%) CRISC
23 29 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineering

Cyber Essentials
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 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.51%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.01%) nginx
3 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.58%) Office 365
2 29 (14.57%) Azure
3 14 (7.04%) AWS
4 11 (5.53%) SaaS
5 10 (5.03%) PaaS
6 7 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.52%) IaaS
7 3 (1.51%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 79 (39.70%) Firewall
2 22 (11.06%) DNS
3 20 (10.05%) VPN
4 15 (7.54%) DHCP
5 14 (7.04%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (7.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (7.04%) LAN
5 14 (7.04%) TCP/IP
6 12 (6.03%) WAN
7 10 (5.03%) Broadband
8 9 (4.52%) SAN
9 8 (4.02%) NAS
9 8 (4.02%) Wireshark
10 7 (3.52%) SMTP
10 7 (3.52%) SNMP
10 7 (3.52%) Unified Communications
11 6 (3.02%) WLAN
12 5 (2.51%) Network Security
12 5 (2.51%) Wireless
13 4 (2.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.01%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (1.01%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 7 (3.52%) WinDbg
2 2 (1.01%) Metasploit
General
1 39 (19.60%) Finance
2 38 (19.10%) Legal
3 17 (8.54%) Law
4 12 (6.03%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.51%) Banking
6 4 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.01%) Retail
7 2 (1.01%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (20.10%) Security Manager
2 30 (15.08%) Analyst
3 29 (14.57%) IT Manager
4 28 (14.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (12.06%) IT Security Manager
5 24 (12.06%) Security Analyst
6 21 (10.55%) Security Engineer
7 18 (9.05%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 15 (7.54%) Security Specialist
9 14 (7.04%) Information Manager
9 14 (7.04%) Security Officer
10 12 (6.03%) Information Security Manager
11 11 (5.53%) Head of Security
11 11 (5.53%) Information Security Officer
12 10 (5.03%) Head of Information
12 10 (5.03%) Head of Information Security
13 9 (4.52%) Consultant
13 9 (4.52%) Information Analyst
13 9 (4.52%) Information Security Analyst
14 8 (4.02%) Chief Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.01%) ModSecurity
2 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.50%) HTML
2 1 (0.50%) Node.js
2 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.09%) Management Information System
2 30 (15.08%) Cyberthreat
3 16 (8.04%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (6.03%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (5.53%) Cyberattack
6 11 (5.53%) Handset
7 6 (3.02%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.51%) NHS
9 4 (2.01%) PACS
9 4 (2.01%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.51%) PKI
10 3 (1.51%) Renewable Energy
10 3 (1.51%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.50%) CESG
12 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (26.13%) Windows
2 30 (15.08%) Linux
3 25 (12.56%) Windows Server
4 13 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (4.52%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.51%) Unix
6 3 (1.51%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.51%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Android
8 1 (0.50%) CentOS
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (69.85%) Information Security
2 115 (57.79%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (30.15%) Risk Management
4 44 (22.11%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (20.10%) Data Protection
6 34 (17.09%) Security Management
7 32 (16.08%) Information Security Management
8 31 (15.58%) SIEM
9 29 (14.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 27 (13.57%) ISMS
11 25 (12.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (12.06%) ITIL
13 21 (10.55%) Information Assurance
14 20 (10.05%) Vulnerability Management
15 19 (9.55%) Business Continuity
16 17 (8.54%) Security Architecture
17 15 (7.54%) BCP
17 15 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (7.04%) Data Security
18 14 (7.04%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.03%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.52%) VBScript
3 1 (0.50%) C
3 1 (0.50%) C++
3 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.50%) PHP
3 1 (0.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (44.22%) CISSP
2 76 (38.19%) CISM
3 50 (25.13%) Security Cleared
4 38 (19.10%) SC Cleared
5 29 (14.57%) CRISC
6 28 (14.07%) CISA
7 23 (11.56%) Degree
8 21 (10.55%) CESG Certified Professional
9 18 (9.05%) CEH
10 16 (8.04%) DBS Check
11 11 (5.53%) CREST Certified
12 9 (4.52%) OSCP
13 8 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (3.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (3.52%) DV Cleared
14 7 (3.52%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 6 (3.02%) CISMP
16 5 (2.51%) IISP
17 4 (2.01%) CCSP
17 4 (2.01%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (82.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (36.18%) GDPR
3 70 (35.18%) PCI DSS
4 41 (20.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 35 (17.59%) NIST
6 22 (11.06%) COBIT
7 21 (10.55%) RMADS
8 20 (10.05%) JSP 440
9 17 (8.54%) NCSC
10 12 (6.03%) ISO 22301
10 12 (6.03%) SLA
11 11 (5.53%) ISO 9001
12 8 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 7 (3.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 7 (3.52%) ISO 31000
13 7 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 6 (3.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (1.51%) Government Security Classifications
16 2 (1.01%) NIST 800
17 1 (0.50%) IASME
System Software
1 32 (16.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.01%) Docker
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.02%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 5 (2.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.01%) Ansible
3 2 (1.01%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.01%) QRadar
3 2 (1.01%) Terraform
4 1 (0.50%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 1 (0.50%) Nessus
4 1 (0.50%) SCCM
4 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.56%) Cisco
3 15 (7.54%) AlienVault
4 14 (7.04%) HP
5 11 (5.53%) Splunk
6 10 (5.03%) VMware
7 9 (4.52%) LogRhythm
8 8 (4.02%) SolarWinds
9 7 (3.52%) Dell
9 7 (3.52%) Juniper
9 7 (3.52%) Qualys
10 6 (3.02%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.02%) Forcepoint
10 6 (3.02%) NetApp
11 5 (2.51%) Citrix
11 5 (2.51%) McAfee
11 5 (2.51%) Trustwave
12 4 (2.01%) Oracle
13 3 (1.51%) Adobe
13 3 (1.51%) Avaya