Period
to 30 March 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 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 667 676 873
Rank change year-on-year +9 +197 +98
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 295 423 306
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.18% 2.17% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 269 335 255
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £38,695
90th Percentile £79,200 £80,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% -4.17%

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 13,533 19,536 21,399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.40% 14.11% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 10,475 14,307 16,763
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +2 110 £65,000 +4.00% 6
South East +24 55 £52,500 +31.25% 5
East of England +80 42 £51,000 +45.71% 2
Midlands +52 35 £50,000 -7.83% 1
North of England +40 29 £50,000 +12.99% 7
West Midlands +52 24 £47,500 -17.39%
South West +54 21 £47,713 -3.61% 3
North West +49 13 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +11 12 £47,500 +9.20% 2
East Midlands +16 10 £61,500 +56.55% 1
North East - 4 £38,375 - 1
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 224 (75.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 212 (71.86%) Information Security
3 157 (53.22%) Cybersecurity
4 112 (37.97%) CISSP
5 106 (35.93%) CISM
5 106 (35.93%) Firewall
6 96 (32.54%) GDPR
7 87 (29.49%) PCI DSS
8 71 (24.07%) Finance
9 68 (23.05%) Risk Management
10 67 (22.71%) Azure
11 66 (22.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 65 (22.03%) Active Directory
12 65 (22.03%) Windows
13 61 (20.68%) Management Information System
14 60 (20.34%) Microsoft
15 55 (18.64%) Data Protection
16 50 (16.95%) Office 365
17 48 (16.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 47 (15.93%) NIST
18 47 (15.93%) Legal
19 46 (15.59%) Security Management
20 45 (15.25%) ISMS
21 44 (14.92%) Security Cleared
22 43 (14.58%) Information Security Management
23 41 (13.90%) Penetration Testing
23 41 (13.90%) ITIL
23 41 (13.90%) Continuous Improvement
24 39 (13.22%) COBIT
25 38 (12.88%) CISA

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 13 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.68%) nginx
5 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 67 (22.71%) Azure
2 50 (16.95%) Office 365
3 22 (7.46%) AWS
4 19 (6.44%) SaaS
5 14 (4.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (4.07%) IaaS
6 12 (4.07%) PaaS
7 7 (2.37%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.68%) GCP
9 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.34%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 106 (35.93%) Firewall
2 28 (9.49%) DNS
2 28 (9.49%) LAN
3 27 (9.15%) VPN
4 25 (8.47%) WAN
5 22 (7.46%) DHCP
5 22 (7.46%) Network Security
6 20 (6.78%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (6.44%) Intrusion Detection
8 16 (5.42%) TCP/IP
8 16 (5.42%) Unified Communications
9 13 (4.41%) SAN
9 13 (4.41%) Wireshark
10 11 (3.73%) WLAN
11 10 (3.39%) Broadband
12 8 (2.71%) NAS
12 8 (2.71%) VoIP
12 8 (2.71%) Wireless
13 7 (2.37%) IPsec
13 7 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (0.68%) MariaDB
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.37%) Chocolatey
1 7 (2.37%) WinDbg
2 3 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (0.68%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (24.07%) Finance
2 47 (15.93%) Legal
3 33 (11.19%) Law
4 28 (9.49%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.03%) Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.36%) Marketing
6 4 (1.36%) Retail
7 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 64 (21.69%) Security Manager
2 44 (14.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (14.58%) Information Manager
4 42 (14.24%) Information Security Manager
5 41 (13.90%) Security Engineer
6 39 (13.22%) Analyst
7 32 (10.85%) Security Analyst
8 31 (10.51%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 30 (10.17%) Consultant
10 28 (9.49%) IT Manager
11 24 (8.14%) Information Analyst
11 24 (8.14%) Information Security Analyst
12 22 (7.46%) IT Security Manager
12 22 (7.46%) Network Engineer
13 17 (5.76%) Security Consultant
13 17 (5.76%) Security Officer
14 14 (4.75%) Security Specialist
15 13 (4.41%) Information Security Officer
16 11 (3.73%) Head of Security
16 11 (3.73%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.03%) ModSecurity
2 5 (1.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.68%) Management Information System
2 23 (7.80%) Cyberthreat
3 22 (7.46%) Data Centre
4 20 (6.78%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.73%) Enterprise Storage
5 11 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.39%) Handset
7 8 (2.71%) NHS
8 7 (2.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 7 (2.37%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.69%) CCTV
9 5 (1.69%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (1.36%) Cyberattack
10 4 (1.36%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.02%) Renewable Energy
11 3 (1.02%) Replication
12 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 65 (22.03%) Windows
2 37 (12.54%) Windows Server
3 28 (9.49%) Linux
4 24 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (4.75%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.37%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.36%) Unix
9 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.02%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (71.86%) Information Security
2 157 (53.22%) Cybersecurity
3 68 (23.05%) Risk Management
4 55 (18.64%) Data Protection
5 48 (16.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 46 (15.59%) Security Management
7 45 (15.25%) ISMS
8 43 (14.58%) Information Security Management
9 41 (13.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 41 (13.90%) ITIL
9 41 (13.90%) Penetration Testing
10 36 (12.20%) SIEM
11 30 (10.17%) Vulnerability Management
12 28 (9.49%) Change Management
13 26 (8.81%) Data Privacy
13 26 (8.81%) Patch Management
14 25 (8.47%) Decision-Making
15 24 (8.14%) Internal Audit
15 24 (8.14%) Network Monitoring
16 23 (7.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.80%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.71%) VBScript
3 5 (1.69%) C
4 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.34%) Java
4 1 (0.34%) Perl
4 1 (0.34%) Python
4 1 (0.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 112 (37.97%) CISSP
2 106 (35.93%) CISM
3 44 (14.92%) Security Cleared
4 38 (12.88%) CISA
5 33 (11.19%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (10.85%) Degree
7 27 (9.15%) CRISC
8 22 (7.46%) CESG Certified Professional
8 22 (7.46%) SC Cleared
9 19 (6.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 18 (6.10%) CEH
11 14 (4.75%) CCNA
12 13 (4.41%) CCSP
12 13 (4.41%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (3.73%) CCNP
13 11 (3.73%) DBS Check
14 10 (3.39%) SSCP
15 8 (2.71%) DV Cleared
15 8 (2.71%) OSCP
16 7 (2.37%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (75.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 96 (32.54%) GDPR
3 87 (29.49%) PCI DSS
4 66 (22.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 47 (15.93%) NIST
6 39 (13.22%) COBIT
7 37 (12.54%) NCSC
8 24 (8.14%) JSP 440
9 23 (7.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 21 (7.12%) RMADS
11 16 (5.42%) SLA
12 15 (5.08%) ISO 22301
12 15 (5.08%) NIST 800
13 11 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 10 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (1.02%) IASME
15 3 (1.02%) ISO 9001
15 3 (1.02%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 65 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (3.39%) Firmware
6 5 (1.69%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.68%) Docker
7 2 (0.68%) vSphere
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (6.10%) SCCM
2 12 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (4.07%) Nessus
3 9 (3.05%) SCOrch
3 9 (3.05%) Terraform
4 5 (1.69%) Cisco CME
4 5 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (1.69%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.02%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.68%) Ansible
6 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.68%) QRadar
6 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.34%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.34%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (20.34%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.86%) Cisco
3 29 (9.83%) VMware
4 23 (7.80%) HP
5 17 (5.76%) Qualys
6 16 (5.42%) SolarWinds
7 15 (5.08%) Palo Alto
8 12 (4.07%) Juniper
9 11 (3.73%) CheckPoint
9 11 (3.73%) Dell
9 11 (3.73%) NetApp
10 9 (3.05%) Capita
10 9 (3.05%) McAfee
11 8 (2.71%) Avaya
12 7 (2.37%) AlienVault
12 7 (2.37%) Forcepoint
12 7 (2.37%) Oracle
13 6 (2.03%) Apple
13 6 (2.03%) Trustwave
14 5 (1.69%) Citrix