Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 530 744 744
Rank change year-on-year +214 0 +133
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 143 318 416
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.71% 1.89% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 123 272 312
Median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% -8.70% +4.07%
10th Percentile £36,500 £31,350 £32,275
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,400 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,500 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -3.81% -8.70% +2.68%

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 5,272 16,850 20,416
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.69% 13.34% 13.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4,193 12,734 15,563
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +217 52 £51,000 -7.27% 8
North of England +152 32 £42,500 -5.56% 9
Yorkshire +122 22 £35,500 -23.66% 4
South East +194 21 £67,500 +22.73% 13
South West +112 17 £65,000 +23.81% 6
Midlands +110 15 £67,500 +28.57% 2
West Midlands +105 13 £67,500 +28.57%
North West +105 10 £46,250 +2.78% 5
East of England +111 4 £70,000 +27.27% 1
East Midlands +87 2 £67,500 - 2
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 105 (73.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (62.94%) Information Security
3 77 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
4 64 (44.76%) GDPR
5 57 (39.86%) Data Protection
6 55 (38.46%) CISSP
7 54 (37.76%) Firewall
8 48 (33.57%) CISM
8 48 (33.57%) Management Information System
9 39 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 38 (26.57%) PCI DSS
11 37 (25.87%) NIST
12 36 (25.17%) Risk Management
13 34 (23.78%) Penetration Testing
14 33 (23.08%) Windows
15 32 (22.38%) SIEM
16 29 (20.28%) Data Protection Act
16 29 (20.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 29 (20.28%) Cyberthreat
17 28 (19.58%) Security Cleared
18 27 (18.88%) Degree
19 26 (18.18%) Azure
19 26 (18.18%) Office 365
20 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
20 24 (16.78%) Cyberattack
21 23 (16.08%) Finance
21 23 (16.08%) ITIL
22 22 (15.38%) CISA
22 22 (15.38%) Security Architecture
22 22 (15.38%) Incident Management

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 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.40%) IIS
3 2 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (18.18%) Azure
1 26 (18.18%) Office 365
2 9 (6.29%) AWS
3 8 (5.59%) SaaS
4 7 (4.90%) IaaS
4 7 (4.90%) PaaS
5 5 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.50%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.80%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.70%) GCP
7 1 (0.70%) Serverless
7 1 (0.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (37.76%) Firewall
2 17 (11.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (7.69%) Network Security
4 7 (4.90%) DNS
5 6 (4.20%) VPN
6 5 (3.50%) WAN
7 4 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.10%) DHCP
8 3 (2.10%) LAN
8 3 (2.10%) VLAN
9 2 (1.40%) SAN
9 2 (1.40%) Skype
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.70%) Internet
10 1 (0.70%) NAS
10 1 (0.70%) SMTP
10 1 (0.70%) SNMP
10 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.70%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (16.08%) Finance
2 18 (12.59%) Legal
3 13 (9.09%) Public Sector
4 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.10%) Electronics
5 3 (2.10%) Law
5 3 (2.10%) Marketing
6 2 (1.40%) Advertising
6 2 (1.40%) Banking
6 2 (1.40%) French Language
6 2 (1.40%) German Language
6 2 (1.40%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (18.88%) Analyst
2 26 (18.18%) Security Manager
3 25 (17.48%) Security Analyst
4 23 (16.08%) Security Specialist
5 18 (12.59%) Consultant
6 14 (9.79%) Information Manager
7 13 (9.09%) Information Security Manager
8 12 (8.39%) Security Consultant
9 10 (6.99%) Information Security Consultant
10 9 (6.29%) IT Security Specialist
11 8 (5.59%) Cybersecurity Specialist
11 8 (5.59%) Information Security Specialist
11 8 (5.59%) Information Specialist
11 8 (5.59%) IT Analyst
11 8 (5.59%) IT Security Analyst
11 8 (5.59%) Security Engineer
12 7 (4.90%) Information Analyst
12 7 (4.90%) Information Security Analyst
12 7 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (4.20%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.70%) HTML
1 1 (0.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (33.57%) Management Information System
2 29 (20.28%) Cyberthreat
2 29 (20.28%) Data Protection Act
3 24 (16.78%) Cyberattack
4 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (8.39%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (4.20%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (2.80%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.10%) PKI
9 2 (1.40%) CMDB
9 2 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.40%) NHS
9 2 (1.40%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Handset
10 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 33 (23.08%) Windows
2 16 (11.19%) Linux
3 10 (6.99%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.29%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) CentOS
5 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Unix
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (62.94%) Information Security
2 77 (53.85%) Cybersecurity
3 57 (39.86%) Data Protection
4 36 (25.17%) Risk Management
5 34 (23.78%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (22.38%) SIEM
7 23 (16.08%) ITIL
8 22 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 22 (15.38%) Security Architecture
9 20 (13.99%) Patch Management
9 20 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (12.59%) Security Operations
11 17 (11.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 16 (11.19%) Identity Access Management
12 16 (11.19%) ISMS
13 15 (10.49%) Business Continuity
13 15 (10.49%) Security Patching
14 14 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (9.79%) Security Testing
15 13 (9.09%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.70%) C
2 1 (0.70%) C++
2 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.70%) PHP
2 1 (0.70%) SQL
2 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 55 (38.46%) CISSP
2 48 (33.57%) CISM
3 28 (19.58%) Security Cleared
4 27 (18.88%) Degree
5 24 (16.78%) SC Cleared
6 22 (15.38%) CISA
7 16 (11.19%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (10.49%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 13 (9.09%) CCSP
10 11 (7.69%) CEH
10 11 (7.69%) CRISC
11 10 (6.99%) CREST Certified
12 8 (5.59%) OSCP
13 6 (4.20%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 5 (3.50%) DBS Check
14 5 (3.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
15 3 (2.10%) CESG Certified Professional
15 3 (2.10%) ECSA
16 2 (1.40%) CHECK Team Leader
16 2 (1.40%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (73.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (44.76%) GDPR
3 38 (26.57%) PCI DSS
4 37 (25.87%) NIST
5 29 (20.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 21 (14.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 13 (9.09%) ISO 9001
8 9 (6.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (5.59%) ISO 22301
9 8 (5.59%) NCSC
10 6 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 5 (3.50%) ISO 31000
12 4 (2.80%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (2.80%) RMADS
13 3 (2.10%) COBIT
13 3 (2.10%) JSP 440
14 2 (1.40%) IASME
14 2 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (1.40%) NIST 800
System Software
1 13 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (4.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (2.10%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (1.40%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.40%) WSUS
5 1 (0.70%) CASB
5 1 (0.70%) Nessus
Vendors
1 39 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.99%) AlienVault
3 9 (6.29%) LogRhythm
3 9 (6.29%) Splunk
4 6 (4.20%) Cisco
5 5 (3.50%) VMware
6 3 (2.10%) Qualys
6 3 (2.10%) SAP
7 2 (1.40%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.40%) HP
7 2 (1.40%) Sage
7 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.40%) Sophos
7 2 (1.40%) Thycotic
7 2 (1.40%) Trend Micro
7 2 (1.40%) Veeam
8 1 (0.70%) Dell
8 1 (0.70%) Infor
8 1 (0.70%) Meraki
8 1 (0.70%) WatchGuard