Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > England
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 506 528 765
Rank change year-on-year +22 +237 -15
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 586 147 315
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.52% 2.60% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 406 112 261
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,250
25th Percentile £41,500 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £49,778 £52,727
Median % change year-on-year +10.49% -5.59% -8.30%
75th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £49,556 £52,500
% change year-on-year +10.99% -5.61% -8.70%

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 16,648 5,658 17,475
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 14.94% 12.45% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,713 4,516 13,350
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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
South East -18 166 £52,500 -22.22% 15
London -156 156 £61,500 +23.55% 27
North of England -42 119 £47,500 +18.75% 23
North West -20 87 £55,000 +22.22% 20
South West -42 68 £51,000 -21.54% 13
Midlands -84 67 £60,000 -11.11% 18
West Midlands -63 47 £60,000 -11.11% 13
Yorkshire -101 25 £45,000 +23.29% 2
East Midlands -47 20 £60,000 +20.00% 5
East of England -85 19 £52,500 -22.22% 6
North East - 7 £40,000 - 1
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 462 (78.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 357 (60.92%) Cybersecurity
3 282 (48.12%) Information Security
4 268 (45.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 248 (42.32%) Social Skills
6 231 (39.42%) NIST
7 186 (31.74%) GDPR
8 159 (27.13%) Risk Management
9 158 (26.96%) Management Information System
10 149 (25.43%) Security Cleared
11 148 (25.26%) SIEM
12 144 (24.57%) CISSP
13 139 (23.72%) Vulnerability Management
14 136 (23.21%) Azure
15 123 (20.99%) Microsoft
15 123 (20.99%) Windows
15 123 (20.99%) Data Protection
16 120 (20.48%) Police
17 116 (19.80%) CISM
18 114 (19.45%) Smart Meter
19 110 (18.77%) Security Testing
20 108 (18.43%) Degree
21 100 (17.06%) Security Management
21 100 (17.06%) PCI DSS
22 99 (16.89%) Microsoft 365
22 99 (16.89%) Finance
23 95 (16.21%) ISMS
24 94 (16.04%) Identity Management
25 88 (15.02%) ITIL
26 85 (14.51%) Firewall

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 28 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.54%) IIS
4 4 (0.68%) SAS
5 2 (0.34%) Apache
5 2 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.34%) nginx
5 2 (0.34%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 136 (23.21%) Azure
2 99 (16.89%) Microsoft 365
3 51 (8.70%) AWS
4 43 (7.34%) SaaS
5 24 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (3.92%) IaaS
7 19 (3.24%) PaaS
8 13 (2.22%) GCP
9 11 (1.88%) Mimecast
10 9 (1.54%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.19%) Power Platform
12 6 (1.02%) Google Workspace
13 5 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.68%) Azure Sentinel
15 3 (0.51%) Azure Key Vault
15 3 (0.51%) Azure Storage
15 3 (0.51%) Serverless
16 1 (0.17%) Azure Data Factory
16 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 85 (14.51%) Firewall
2 28 (4.78%) Network Security
3 21 (3.58%) DNS
4 17 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (2.56%) LAN
5 15 (2.56%) WAN
6 14 (2.39%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.22%) VPN
8 11 (1.88%) VoIP
9 10 (1.71%) DHCP
9 10 (1.71%) SD-WAN
9 10 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.37%) Cisco ISE
11 7 (1.19%) BGP
12 6 (1.02%) IP Telephony
12 6 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.02%) VLAN
13 5 (0.85%) OSPF
13 5 (0.85%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.37%) GIS
3 6 (1.02%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.34%) Power BI
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) Big Data
7 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) MySQL
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.51%) JIRA
3 2 (0.34%) GitLab
3 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
General
1 248 (42.32%) Social Skills
2 120 (20.48%) Police
3 99 (16.89%) Finance
4 76 (12.97%) Legal
5 54 (9.22%) Banking
6 38 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
7 35 (5.97%) Public Sector
8 30 (5.12%) Influencing Skills
9 19 (3.24%) Law
10 17 (2.90%) Telecoms
11 14 (2.39%) Organisational Skills
12 12 (2.05%) Retail
13 11 (1.88%) Presentation Skills
14 8 (1.37%) Manufacturing
15 7 (1.19%) Games
16 5 (0.85%) Marketing
17 4 (0.68%) Electronics
17 4 (0.68%) Publishing
18 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
19 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 132 (22.53%) Consultant
2 105 (17.92%) Analyst
3 101 (17.24%) Security Consultant
4 84 (14.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 78 (13.31%) Security Analyst
6 53 (9.04%) Architect
7 50 (8.53%) Security Manager
8 48 (8.19%) Security Architect
9 40 (6.83%) IT Manager
10 37 (6.31%) Information Manager
11 36 (6.14%) Junior
12 35 (5.97%) Information Analyst
12 35 (5.97%) Information Security Manager
12 35 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 34 (5.80%) Information Security Analyst
14 31 (5.29%) Junior Consultant
15 29 (4.95%) Junior Security Consultant
16 27 (4.61%) Head of Security
17 26 (4.44%) IT Engineer
17 26 (4.44%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.02%) .NET
1 6 (1.02%) .NET Core
1 6 (1.02%) OAuth
1 6 (1.02%) RESTful
2 5 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.51%) Akka.NET
3 3 (0.51%) Blazor
3 3 (0.51%) ISPF
3 3 (0.51%) jQuery
3 3 (0.51%) Razor View Engine
3 3 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (0.51%) WPF
4 2 (0.34%) LAMP
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Graph
5 1 (0.17%) Middleware
5 1 (0.17%) NLTK
5 1 (0.17%) SAML
5 1 (0.17%) Seaborn
5 1 (0.17%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 158 (26.96%) Management Information System
2 114 (19.45%) Smart Meter
3 47 (8.02%) Self-Motivation
4 31 (5.29%) Driving Licence
5 30 (5.12%) Data Centre
6 20 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
7 14 (2.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (1.88%) Replication
9 10 (1.71%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.54%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.37%) Reinsurance
12 6 (1.02%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.02%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (1.02%) iPhone
12 6 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
13 5 (0.85%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.85%) Cloud Native
13 5 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 123 (20.99%) Windows
2 74 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 31 (5.29%) Linux
4 28 (4.78%) Windows 10
5 13 (2.22%) Mac OS
6 8 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.19%) CentOS
7 7 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (1.02%) Unix
8 6 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.68%) Android
9 4 (0.68%) VMS
10 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.34%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (60.92%) Cybersecurity
2 282 (48.12%) Information Security
3 159 (27.13%) Risk Management
4 148 (25.26%) SIEM
5 139 (23.72%) Vulnerability Management
6 123 (20.99%) Data Protection
7 110 (18.77%) Security Testing
8 100 (17.06%) Security Management
9 95 (16.21%) ISMS
10 94 (16.04%) Identity Management
11 88 (15.02%) ITIL
12 79 (13.48%) Regulatory Compliance
13 74 (12.63%) Cyber Assurance
13 74 (12.63%) Fraud Detection
13 74 (12.63%) Threat Analysis
14 70 (11.95%) Continuous Improvement
14 70 (11.95%) Disaster Recovery
15 67 (11.43%) Project Management
16 63 (10.75%) Change Management
17 58 (9.90%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (2.56%) C
2 11 (1.88%) PowerShell
2 11 (1.88%) SQL
3 7 (1.19%) C#
4 6 (1.02%) Python
5 5 (0.85%) Java
6 3 (0.51%) PHP
7 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.17%) Go
8 1 (0.17%) R
8 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 149 (25.43%) Security Cleared
2 144 (24.57%) CISSP
3 116 (19.80%) CISM
4 108 (18.43%) Degree
5 53 (9.04%) SC Cleared
6 26 (4.44%) CEH
7 22 (3.75%) CISA
8 20 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (2.73%) CRISC
11 11 (1.88%) FFIEC
11 11 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (1.88%) SSCP
12 9 (1.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (1.37%) CCNA
14 7 (1.19%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.19%) Master's Degree
15 6 (1.02%) GIAC
15 6 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.85%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 462 (78.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 268 (45.73%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 231 (39.42%) NIST
4 186 (31.74%) GDPR
5 100 (17.06%) PCI DSS
6 44 (7.51%) SLA
7 36 (6.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 29 (4.95%) NCSC
9 26 (4.44%) GRC
10 14 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 12 (2.05%) IASME
12 10 (1.71%) NIST 800
13 9 (1.54%) ISO 22301
14 8 (1.37%) COBIT
15 7 (1.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 7 (1.19%) ISO 9001
15 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
16 6 (1.02%) PMO
16 6 (1.02%) TickIT
17 5 (0.85%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 69 (11.77%) Active Directory
2 49 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.73%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (2.39%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.54%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.51%) vSphere
8 2 (0.34%) iptables
8 2 (0.34%) KVM
9 1 (0.17%) Snort
9 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (5.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (2.56%) SCCM
3 14 (2.39%) Nessus
4 8 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (0.68%) IBM BigFix
5 4 (0.68%) QRadar
6 3 (0.51%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.51%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.34%) Ansible
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco CME
7 2 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.34%) DatAdvantage
7 2 (0.34%) Kibana
7 2 (0.34%) Proxmox
7 2 (0.34%) Puppet
8 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.17%) Nmap
8 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 59 (10.07%) VMware
3 32 (5.46%) Cisco
4 25 (4.27%) SAP
5 23 (3.92%) Google
5 23 (3.92%) Qualys
6 13 (2.22%) Oracle
7 11 (1.88%) Dell Compellent
7 11 (1.88%) Rapid7
8 10 (1.71%) CheckPoint
9 9 (1.54%) Palo Alto
10 8 (1.37%) AlienVault
10 8 (1.37%) LogRhythm
10 8 (1.37%) Meraki
11 7 (1.19%) Darktrace
11 7 (1.19%) Symantec
11 7 (1.19%) Veeam
12 6 (1.02%) Aruba
12 6 (1.02%) DevExpress
12 6 (1.02%) Sophos