Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 730 736 890
Rank change year-on-year +6 +154 +188
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 319 416 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.89% 2.04% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 264 308 260
England median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £81,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -

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 16,875 20,380 20,620
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.34% 13.27% 12.60%
Number of salaries quoted 12,730 15,565 15,333
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +72 108 £55,000 -12.00% 12
North of England +19 57 £45,000 +5.88% 9
South East -6 49 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Midlands +3 35 £52,500 +10.53% 6
South West +26 34 £52,500 -17.65% 11
East of England +74 31 £55,000 +57.14% 4
North West +37 31 £45,000 -5.26% 6
West Midlands -7 28 £50,500 +1.00% 6
Yorkshire -4 24 £47,000 +10.59%
East Midlands +21 7 £67,500 +50.00%
North East +20 2 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 235 (73.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 200 (62.70%) Information Security
3 132 (41.38%) Cybersecurity
4 115 (36.05%) CISSP
5 101 (31.66%) PCI DSS
6 93 (29.15%) Windows
7 88 (27.59%) Management Information System
8 86 (26.96%) GDPR
9 83 (26.02%) CISM
10 78 (24.45%) Azure
11 76 (23.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 72 (22.57%) NIST
12 72 (22.57%) Office 365
13 69 (21.63%) Risk Management
13 69 (21.63%) ITIL
14 58 (18.18%) Security Management
15 55 (17.24%) Active Directory
16 54 (16.93%) Firewall
17 53 (16.61%) SIEM
18 51 (15.99%) Windows Server
18 51 (15.99%) Public Sector
19 50 (15.67%) Microsoft
20 48 (15.05%) Finance
20 48 (15.05%) Vulnerability Management
20 48 (15.05%) ISMS
20 48 (15.05%) Security Operations
21 47 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
22 43 (13.48%) CISA
22 43 (13.48%) Degree
23 41 (12.85%) Security Cleared

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 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.27%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.57%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.94%) Apache
5 3 (0.94%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.94%) CMS
5 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.63%) IIS
6 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (4.39%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.31%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 78 (24.45%) Azure
2 72 (22.57%) Office 365
3 37 (11.60%) AWS
4 19 (5.96%) SaaS
5 15 (4.70%) Power Platform
6 14 (4.39%) PaaS
7 11 (3.45%) OneDrive
8 10 (3.13%) PowerApps
9 9 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.82%) IaaS
10 7 (2.19%) GCP
11 6 (1.88%) Asana
12 5 (1.57%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.93%) Firewall
2 23 (7.21%) Network Security
3 19 (5.96%) WAN
4 18 (5.64%) VoIP
5 17 (5.33%) LAN
6 16 (5.02%) Internet
7 15 (4.70%) Wireless
8 14 (4.39%) DNS
9 13 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 13 (4.08%) TCP/IP
10 12 (3.76%) Intranet
10 12 (3.76%) VLAN
11 10 (3.13%) VPN
12 9 (2.82%) MPLS
12 9 (2.82%) WLAN
13 8 (2.51%) BGP
13 8 (2.51%) EIGRP
13 8 (2.51%) OSPF
13 8 (2.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.57%) Power BI
3 4 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.31%) Big Data
5 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.88%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 51 (15.99%) Public Sector
2 48 (15.05%) Finance
3 37 (11.60%) Legal
4 23 (7.21%) Law
5 7 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.19%) Marketing
6 6 (1.88%) Housing Association
7 5 (1.57%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.57%) Back Office
8 3 (0.94%) Police
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Retail
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 85 (26.65%) Analyst
2 72 (22.57%) Security Analyst
3 53 (16.61%) Consultant
4 52 (16.30%) Information Analyst
4 52 (16.30%) Information Security Analyst
5 36 (11.29%) Security Consultant
6 30 (9.40%) Security Engineer
6 30 (9.40%) Security Manager
7 22 (6.90%) Information Manager
7 22 (6.90%) Information Security Manager
8 20 (6.27%) Risk Analyst
9 19 (5.96%) Security Risk Analyst
10 18 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (5.33%) Security Officer
12 15 (4.70%) Information Officer
12 15 (4.70%) Information Security Officer
12 15 (4.70%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 14 (4.39%) IT Support
14 13 (4.08%) Architect
14 13 (4.08%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.19%) .NET
1 7 (2.19%) ASP.NET
1 7 (2.19%) CSS
1 7 (2.19%) HTML
1 7 (2.19%) jQuery
2 6 (1.88%) Ajax
2 6 (1.88%) Web Services
2 6 (1.88%) XMPP
3 5 (1.57%) LDAP
4 3 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.31%) CSS3
5 1 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 88 (27.59%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (5.96%) Security Operations Centre
4 15 (4.70%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (4.39%) NHS
6 13 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (3.76%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.82%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.19%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.19%) User Experience
11 6 (1.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 6 (1.88%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.57%) CCTV
12 5 (1.57%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (1.25%) Blog
13 4 (1.25%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.25%) Podcast
13 4 (1.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 93 (29.15%) Windows
2 51 (15.99%) Windows Server
3 25 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (6.27%) Linux
6 16 (5.02%) Windows 10
7 13 (4.08%) Mac OS
8 11 (3.45%) Apple iOS
9 9 (2.82%) Android
9 9 (2.82%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.88%) Unix
11 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.94%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (62.70%) Information Security
2 132 (41.38%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (21.63%) ITIL
3 69 (21.63%) Risk Management
4 58 (18.18%) Security Management
5 53 (16.61%) SIEM
6 48 (15.05%) ISMS
6 48 (15.05%) Security Operations
6 48 (15.05%) Vulnerability Management
7 47 (14.73%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (12.54%) Information Security Management
9 34 (10.66%) Business Continuity
10 32 (10.03%) Data Protection
11 31 (9.72%) Security Architecture
12 28 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 28 (8.78%) Identity Management
13 26 (8.15%) Internal Audit
13 26 (8.15%) Service Management
14 25 (7.84%) Incident Management
14 25 (7.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.64%) SQL
3 10 (3.13%) C#
4 7 (2.19%) Java
5 6 (1.88%) C
5 6 (1.88%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.25%) Perl
6 4 (1.25%) Python
7 3 (0.94%) C++
7 3 (0.94%) Ruby
8 2 (0.63%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 115 (36.05%) CISSP
2 83 (26.02%) CISM
3 43 (13.48%) CISA
3 43 (13.48%) Degree
4 41 (12.85%) Security Cleared
5 37 (11.60%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (6.90%) CCNA
7 21 (6.58%) CCNP
7 21 (6.58%) CEH
7 21 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (5.96%) CompTIA Security+
8 19 (5.96%) CRISC
9 18 (5.64%) MCSE
10 15 (4.70%) SANS
11 14 (4.39%) CESG Certified Professional
11 14 (4.39%) CISMP
11 14 (4.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (4.08%) SSCP
13 10 (3.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 9 (2.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (73.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (31.66%) PCI DSS
3 86 (26.96%) GDPR
4 76 (23.82%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 72 (22.57%) NIST
6 28 (8.78%) COBIT
6 28 (8.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 23 (7.21%) NCSC
8 17 (5.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 12 (3.76%) ISO 22301
10 11 (3.45%) SLA
11 7 (2.19%) ISO 9001
11 7 (2.19%) NIST 800
11 7 (2.19%) QA
12 3 (0.94%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.63%) PA-DSS
13 2 (0.63%) RMADS
13 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.31%) BS25999
14 1 (0.31%) IASME
System Software
1 55 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.13%) Firmware
5 7 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.57%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.63%) vSphere
9 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (10.97%) SCCM
2 18 (5.64%) Nessus
3 16 (5.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (4.08%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco CME
5 5 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 5 (1.57%) CSIRT
5 5 (1.57%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.25%) QRadar
6 4 (1.25%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.94%) Ansible
7 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.94%) Puppet
7 3 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.63%) SCOM
8 2 (0.63%) SCSM
8 2 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.09%) Cisco
3 25 (7.84%) VMware
4 18 (5.64%) Palo Alto
4 18 (5.64%) ServiceNow
5 14 (4.39%) Apple
5 14 (4.39%) Google
6 13 (4.08%) Qualys
7 12 (3.76%) SolarWinds
8 9 (2.82%) Oracle
8 9 (2.82%) Splunk
9 8 (2.51%) McAfee
10 6 (1.88%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.57%) Avaya
11 5 (1.57%) FireEye
11 5 (1.57%) Juniper
11 5 (1.57%) Meraki
11 5 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.57%) Sophos
12 4 (1.25%) ArcSight