Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 691 815 902
Rank change year-on-year +124 +87 +268
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 384 333 243
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.04% 1.60% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 310 257 191
England median annual salary £52,295 £58,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.84% +0.87% +10.31%
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,695 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,750 £57,500
% change year-on-year -13.42% +0.43% +13.02%

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 18,830 20,860 19,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.01% 12.92% 12.07%
Number of salaries quoted 13,741 16,110 15,193
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -0.35%
10th Percentile £27,875 £28,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in England

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 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
London +74 161 £62,500 - 3
South East +27 82 £40,000 -30.43% 2
North of England +71 64 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire +22 38 £52,500 +16.67%
Midlands +4 37 £52,397 -6.85% 4
North West +42 26 £45,000 -37.93% 2
West Midlands -14 24 £52,500 -8.70% 4
East of England +96 22 £35,000 -
South West +31 15 £44,821 -33.60% 2
East Midlands +39 13 £39,284 -12.21%
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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.

1 332 (86.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 177 (46.09%) Windows
3 156 (40.63%) Cybersecurity
4 145 (37.76%) Information Security
5 136 (35.42%) Windows Server
6 124 (32.29%) Microsoft
7 117 (30.47%) GDPR
8 114 (29.69%) ITIL
9 112 (29.17%) CISSP
10 105 (27.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 90 (23.44%) Firewall
12 87 (22.66%) Cisco
13 85 (22.14%) Active Directory
14 83 (21.61%) Management Information System
15 81 (21.09%) PowerShell
16 80 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
17 77 (20.05%) DNS
18 75 (19.53%) Security Cleared
18 75 (19.53%) Hyper-V
19 74 (19.27%) VMware
20 73 (19.01%) PCI DSS
21 71 (18.49%) Risk Management
21 71 (18.49%) CISM
22 68 (17.71%) Microsoft Certification
23 67 (17.45%) Data Protection
24 66 (17.19%) SIEM
25 65 (16.93%) Business Continuity
26 62 (16.15%) MCSE
27 59 (15.36%) Microsoft Azure
28 57 (14.84%) Office 365

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 36 (9.38%) Apache
2 35 (9.11%) Tomcat
3 34 (8.85%) MS Exchange
4 19 (4.95%) Apache Solr
5 14 (3.65%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.86%) IIS
7 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.78%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (15.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (14.84%) Office 365
3 45 (11.72%) SaaS
4 31 (8.07%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (3.13%) IaaS
6 11 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (2.34%) PaaS
8 4 (1.04%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.52%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.52%) Yammer
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 90 (23.44%) Firewall
2 77 (20.05%) DNS
3 43 (11.20%) Network Security
4 37 (9.64%) BIG-IP
4 37 (9.64%) IP Telephony
4 37 (9.64%) Remote Desktop
5 36 (9.38%) VLAN
6 32 (8.33%) DHCP
6 32 (8.33%) HTTP
7 31 (8.07%) VPN
8 27 (7.03%) SSL
9 20 (5.21%) Intranet
9 20 (5.21%) SAN
10 18 (4.69%) Internet
10 18 (4.69%) TCP/IP
11 13 (3.39%) LAN
12 12 (3.13%) WAN
12 12 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (2.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.30%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.04%) Power BI
5 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.26%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.52%) Metasploit
General
1 51 (13.28%) Finance
2 41 (10.68%) Legal
3 37 (9.64%) Electronics
4 21 (5.47%) Law
5 16 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.08%) Military
7 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Retail
8 2 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
9 1 (0.26%) Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (21.35%) Analyst
2 76 (19.79%) Security Analyst
3 61 (15.89%) Security Manager
4 57 (14.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 46 (11.98%) IT Manager
6 40 (10.42%) Consultant
7 38 (9.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 34 (8.85%) IT Security Manager
9 28 (7.29%) Applications Engineer
9 28 (7.29%) Information Manager
9 28 (7.29%) Information Security Manager
10 25 (6.51%) Security Consultant
11 24 (6.25%) Applications Support
11 24 (6.25%) IT Analyst
11 24 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
12 23 (5.99%) Security Specialist
13 22 (5.73%) Information Analyst
13 22 (5.73%) Information Security Analyst
14 20 (5.21%) Applications Support Engineer
14 20 (5.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.52%) LDAP
2 1 (0.26%) .NET
2 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.26%) COM
2 1 (0.26%) MDX
2 1 (0.26%) Sass
2 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 83 (21.61%) Management Information System
2 53 (13.80%) Data Centre
3 49 (12.76%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (5.47%) Cyberthreat
5 17 (4.43%) Data Protection Act
5 17 (4.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (3.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 13 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.86%) PKI
9 9 (2.34%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.82%) NHS
10 7 (1.82%) Social Media
11 5 (1.30%) Cyberattack
12 4 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.04%) LIMS
13 3 (0.78%) Blog
13 3 (0.78%) CESG
13 3 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 177 (46.09%) Windows
2 136 (35.42%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (3.65%) Unix
5 11 (2.86%) Linux
6 10 (2.60%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.04%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.52%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (40.63%) Cybersecurity
2 145 (37.76%) Information Security
3 114 (29.69%) ITIL
4 80 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
5 71 (18.49%) Risk Management
6 67 (17.45%) Data Protection
7 66 (17.19%) SIEM
8 65 (16.93%) Business Continuity
9 56 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 50 (13.02%) Security Operations
11 47 (12.24%) ISMS
12 40 (10.42%) Penetration Testing
13 37 (9.64%) High Availability
13 37 (9.64%) Load Balancing
14 36 (9.38%) Security Architecture
15 34 (8.85%) Presales
16 33 (8.59%) Continuous Improvement
17 32 (8.33%) Data Security
17 32 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
18 29 (7.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.09%) PowerShell
2 39 (10.16%) SQL
3 26 (6.77%) Java
4 3 (0.78%) C
5 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.52%) Perl
6 1 (0.26%) C#
6 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 112 (29.17%) CISSP
2 75 (19.53%) Security Cleared
3 71 (18.49%) CISM
4 68 (17.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 62 (16.15%) MCSE
6 53 (13.80%) SC Cleared
7 41 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (10.16%) CISA
9 38 (9.90%) MCSA
10 37 (9.64%) CCNA
10 37 (9.64%) CEH
10 37 (9.64%) Degree
11 25 (6.51%) GIAC
12 24 (6.25%) SANS
13 20 (5.21%) CCNP
14 17 (4.43%) CCIE
14 17 (4.43%) GSEC
15 12 (3.13%) SSCP
16 10 (2.60%) CREST Certified
16 10 (2.60%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 332 (86.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 117 (30.47%) GDPR
3 105 (27.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 73 (19.01%) PCI DSS
5 37 (9.64%) PMO
6 35 (9.11%) HIPAA
7 22 (5.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (3.91%) NIST 800
9 14 (3.65%) ISO 9001
10 13 (3.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 12 (3.13%) ISO 22301
12 10 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 10 (2.60%) JSP 440
12 10 (2.60%) RMADS
13 9 (2.34%) COBIT
14 8 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 7 (1.82%) SLA
16 4 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
16 4 (1.04%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 85 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 75 (19.53%) Hyper-V
3 25 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.34%) DFS Replication
5 5 (1.30%) vSphere
6 4 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.78%) XenApp
8 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (12.76%) SCCM
2 40 (10.42%) SCVMM
3 35 (9.11%) Ansible
3 35 (9.11%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (9.11%) Puppet
4 23 (5.99%) SCOM
5 16 (4.17%) Nagios
6 15 (3.91%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 8 (2.08%) Nessus
8 7 (1.82%) WSUS
9 5 (1.30%) QRadar
10 4 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.78%) SCSM
12 2 (0.52%) ArcSight ESM
12 2 (0.52%) Graylog
12 2 (0.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.52%) Nmap
Vendors
1 124 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 87 (22.66%) Cisco
3 74 (19.27%) VMware
4 49 (12.76%) HP
5 41 (10.68%) Splunk
6 38 (9.90%) Aruba
7 37 (9.64%) F5
7 37 (9.64%) Mitel
8 17 (4.43%) CheckPoint
9 15 (3.91%) FireEye
10 10 (2.60%) Dell
10 10 (2.60%) Google
10 10 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (2.34%) EMC
11 9 (2.34%) EqualLogic
11 9 (2.34%) NetApp
12 8 (2.08%) AlienVault
12 8 (2.08%) McAfee
12 8 (2.08%) Oracle
13 7 (1.82%) Apple