Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > England
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 706 703 906
Rank change year-on-year -3 +203 +82
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 295 411 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.05% 2.11% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 255 309 240
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.78% +2.61%
10th Percentile £35,950 £32,500 £38,695
90th Percentile £81,500 £80,000 £87,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £56,500 £58,000
% change year-on-year -2.65% -2.59% +0.87%

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 14,365 19,504 21,016
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.60% 14.04% 12.82%
Number of salaries quoted 11,157 14,359 16,423
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,509
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £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 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 17 February 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 17 February 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 +3 110 £65,000 +4.00% 15
South East +16 52 £55,000 +29.41% 8
East of England +89 44 £52,500 +50.00% 10
Midlands +4 34 £57,500 +9.52% 8
North of England +27 27 £47,000 +4.44% 14
West Midlands -2 25 £47,750 -16.96% 4
South West +31 24 £52,500 -2.33% 1
North West +34 14 £47,500 +11.76% 8
Yorkshire -1 12 £47,000 -1.05% 6
East Midlands +28 8 £68,750 +67.54% 4
North East - 1 - -
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 219 (74.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 205 (69.49%) Information Security
3 148 (50.17%) Cybersecurity
4 109 (36.95%) CISSP
5 99 (33.56%) CISM
6 91 (30.85%) Firewall
7 84 (28.47%) PCI DSS
7 84 (28.47%) Azure
8 78 (26.44%) GDPR
9 73 (24.75%) Windows
10 71 (24.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 70 (23.73%) Management Information System
12 69 (23.39%) Active Directory
13 68 (23.05%) Microsoft
14 65 (22.03%) Office 365
15 63 (21.36%) Finance
16 58 (19.66%) Risk Management
17 57 (19.32%) NIST
18 52 (17.63%) ISMS
19 49 (16.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 45 (15.25%) ITIL
20 45 (15.25%) Security Management
21 44 (14.92%) Data Protection
22 43 (14.58%) NCSC
23 42 (14.24%) Information Security Management
24 41 (13.90%) COBIT
25 40 (13.56%) Security Cleared
25 40 (13.56%) SIEM
26 39 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
26 39 (13.22%) Windows Server

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 21 (7.12%) MS Exchange
2 15 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.36%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
5 1 (0.34%) nginx
5 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.34%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 84 (28.47%) Azure
2 65 (22.03%) Office 365
3 29 (9.83%) AWS
4 21 (7.12%) SaaS
5 13 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (4.07%) OneDrive
7 10 (3.39%) IaaS
7 10 (3.39%) PaaS
8 6 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.03%) GCP
8 6 (2.03%) Power Platform
9 5 (1.69%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (30.85%) Firewall
2 31 (10.51%) LAN
3 29 (9.83%) WAN
4 26 (8.81%) DNS
4 26 (8.81%) VPN
5 25 (8.47%) Network Security
6 23 (7.80%) DHCP
7 18 (6.10%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (5.42%) Unified Communications
9 13 (4.41%) Wireshark
10 11 (3.73%) SAN
10 11 (3.73%) WLAN
11 10 (3.39%) Internet
11 10 (3.39%) TCP/IP
12 9 (3.05%) VoIP
12 9 (3.05%) Wireless
13 8 (2.71%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (2.37%) VLAN
14 7 (2.37%) WebEx
15 6 (2.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) Power BI
4 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.37%) Chocolatey
2 5 (1.69%) WinDbg
3 3 (1.02%) JIRA
4 2 (0.68%) Metasploit
General
1 63 (21.36%) Finance
2 37 (12.54%) Legal
3 32 (10.85%) Law
3 32 (10.85%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.37%) Marketing
5 4 (1.36%) Banking
5 4 (1.36%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.02%) Aerospace
6 3 (1.02%) Back Office
6 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.68%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Police
8 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 52 (17.63%) Security Manager
2 47 (15.93%) Information Manager
3 46 (15.59%) Analyst
3 46 (15.59%) Information Security Manager
4 42 (14.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (12.88%) Security Engineer
6 37 (12.54%) Consultant
7 36 (12.20%) Security Analyst
8 31 (10.51%) Information Analyst
8 31 (10.51%) Information Security Analyst
9 29 (9.83%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 25 (8.47%) Network Engineer
11 24 (8.14%) Security Consultant
12 14 (4.75%) Head of Security
13 13 (4.41%) Security Officer
14 12 (4.07%) Information Security Officer
14 12 (4.07%) Junior
15 11 (3.73%) IT Manager
15 11 (3.73%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 10 (3.39%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.37%) XMPP
2 6 (2.03%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.34%) CSS
3 1 (0.34%) CSS3
3 1 (0.34%) HTML
3 1 (0.34%) HTML5
3 1 (0.34%) jQuery
3 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (23.73%) Management Information System
2 21 (7.12%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.76%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (4.75%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.73%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (3.73%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (2.37%) CCTV
7 7 (2.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 7 (2.37%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.37%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (1.69%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.69%) Handset
8 5 (1.69%) NHS
9 4 (1.36%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.36%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.36%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (1.02%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (24.75%) Windows
2 39 (13.22%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.81%) Linux
4 24 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (3.39%) Mac OS
6 10 (3.39%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.36%) Unix
8 4 (1.36%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (69.49%) Information Security
2 148 (50.17%) Cybersecurity
3 58 (19.66%) Risk Management
4 52 (17.63%) ISMS
5 49 (16.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 45 (15.25%) ITIL
6 45 (15.25%) Security Management
7 44 (14.92%) Data Protection
8 42 (14.24%) Information Security Management
9 40 (13.56%) SIEM
10 39 (13.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 32 (10.85%) Data Privacy
12 31 (10.51%) Vulnerability Management
13 30 (10.17%) Internal Audit
13 30 (10.17%) Security Operations
14 29 (9.83%) Change Management
14 29 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (9.49%) Patch Management
16 25 (8.47%) GAP Analysis
17 24 (8.14%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (2.37%) VBScript
3 6 (2.03%) C
4 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.68%) SQL
5 1 (0.34%) Java
5 1 (0.34%) Perl
5 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 109 (36.95%) CISSP
2 99 (33.56%) CISM
3 40 (13.56%) Security Cleared
4 33 (11.19%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (10.51%) CISA
6 29 (9.83%) Degree
7 23 (7.80%) CRISC
8 18 (6.10%) CESG Certified Professional
9 17 (5.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 16 (5.42%) CCNA
11 15 (5.08%) CEH
11 15 (5.08%) SC Cleared
11 15 (5.08%) SSCP
12 13 (4.41%) CCNP
12 13 (4.41%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (3.73%) DV Cleared
14 10 (3.39%) CCSP
14 10 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
15 9 (3.05%) CREST Certified
16 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (74.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 84 (28.47%) PCI DSS
3 78 (26.44%) GDPR
4 71 (24.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 57 (19.32%) NIST
6 43 (14.58%) NCSC
7 41 (13.90%) COBIT
8 23 (7.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 17 (5.76%) ISO 22301
9 17 (5.76%) JSP 440
9 17 (5.76%) NIST 800
10 14 (4.75%) RMADS
11 11 (3.73%) SLA
12 9 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 9 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (1.69%) ISO 9001
14 4 (1.36%) IASME
15 3 (1.02%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 1 (0.34%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 69 (23.39%) Active Directory
2 35 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.44%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (6.10%) Hyper-V
5 14 (4.75%) Firmware
6 7 (2.37%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.02%) vSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Docker
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (9.15%) SCCM
2 19 (6.44%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (5.76%) Nessus
4 15 (5.08%) SCOrch
5 8 (2.71%) Terraform
6 7 (2.37%) Cisco CME
6 7 (2.37%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (2.37%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.36%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.68%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.68%) QRadar
10 1 (0.34%) Ansible
10 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (23.05%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.54%) VMware
3 32 (10.85%) Cisco
4 22 (7.46%) HP
4 22 (7.46%) Palo Alto
5 20 (6.78%) Qualys
6 18 (6.10%) SolarWinds
7 13 (4.41%) CheckPoint
7 13 (4.41%) Juniper
8 11 (3.73%) McAfee
8 11 (3.73%) NetApp
9 10 (3.39%) Dell
9 10 (3.39%) Oracle
10 9 (3.05%) Apple
10 9 (3.05%) Capita
10 9 (3.05%) ServiceNow
11 7 (2.37%) Avaya
11 7 (2.37%) Google
12 6 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.69%) CA