Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > England
6 months to
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 547 666 689
Rank change year-on-year +119 +23 +175
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 287 272 412
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.27% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.13% 2.19% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 247 236 323
10th Percentile £36,250 £39,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% -9.48%
75th Percentile £68,750 £71,125 £68,750
90th Percentile £78,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +0.95% - -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 9,181 12,434 19,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.07% 12.49% 14.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6,618 9,723 14,440
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

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 April 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 23 April 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
London +119 110 £62,500 -3.85% 10
Midlands +36 50 £55,000 -4.35% 7
South East +72 47 £53,000 +2.88% 11
North of England +36 33 £46,500 -5.58% 14
South West 0 26 £43,000 -9.88% 10
East Midlands +39 25 £60,000 +13.21% 2
West Midlands +13 25 £55,000 -4.35% 4
East of England +34 17 £45,000 -11.76% 3
Yorkshire 0 16 £31,500 -33.68% 4
North West +48 15 £67,500 +35.00% 9
North East +9 2 - - 1
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 219 (76.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 174 (60.63%) Information Security
3 147 (51.22%) Cybersecurity
4 101 (35.19%) NIST
5 95 (33.10%) GDPR
6 87 (30.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 80 (27.87%) Windows
8 78 (27.18%) PCI DSS
9 77 (26.83%) Management Information System
10 76 (26.48%) CISSP
11 68 (23.69%) Azure
12 65 (22.65%) CISM
13 59 (20.56%) Microsoft
14 54 (18.82%) Firewall
14 54 (18.82%) SIEM
15 52 (18.12%) Security Management
15 52 (18.12%) Penetration Testing
16 51 (17.77%) Active Directory
17 46 (16.03%) ITIL
17 46 (16.03%) Microsoft 365
18 45 (15.68%) Finance
19 44 (15.33%) Information Security Management
20 42 (14.63%) Legal
20 42 (14.63%) Data Protection
20 42 (14.63%) Windows Server
21 41 (14.29%) AWS
22 39 (13.59%) Network Security
23 37 (12.89%) ISMS
24 36 (12.54%) Security Operations
24 36 (12.54%) VMware

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 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.79%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.35%) CMS
4 1 (0.35%) IIS
4 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 68 (23.69%) Azure
2 46 (16.03%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (14.29%) AWS
4 24 (8.36%) SaaS
5 16 (5.57%) IaaS
6 15 (5.23%) PaaS
7 9 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (2.79%) Google Workspace
9 6 (2.09%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.09%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (18.82%) Firewall
2 39 (13.59%) Network Security
3 33 (11.50%) DNS
4 19 (6.62%) DHCP
5 14 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
6 13 (4.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (3.48%) SAN
8 8 (2.79%) FTP
9 7 (2.44%) WAN
10 6 (2.09%) SSL
10 6 (2.09%) VPN
10 6 (2.09%) Wireless
11 5 (1.74%) LAN
12 4 (1.39%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.39%) PBX
12 4 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.05%) NAS
13 3 (1.05%) RTP
13 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
13 3 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.14%) Big Data
2 8 (2.79%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.70%) GIS
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (2.79%) Burp Suite
2 4 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 45 (15.68%) Finance
2 42 (14.63%) Legal
3 26 (9.06%) Retail
4 17 (5.92%) Public Sector
5 7 (2.44%) Law
6 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 78 (27.18%) Analyst
2 57 (19.86%) Security Analyst
3 32 (11.15%) Security Manager
4 31 (10.80%) Security Specialist
5 26 (9.06%) Information Analyst
5 26 (9.06%) Information Security Analyst
6 23 (8.01%) IT Manager
7 21 (7.32%) Consultant
8 19 (6.62%) Information Officer
8 19 (6.62%) Information Security Officer
8 19 (6.62%) Security Engineer
8 19 (6.62%) Security Officer
9 18 (6.27%) Security Consultant
10 17 (5.92%) Information Security Specialist
10 17 (5.92%) Information Specialist
10 17 (5.92%) IT Security Manager
11 15 (5.23%) Architect
11 15 (5.23%) Information Manager
11 15 (5.23%) Information Security Manager
12 14 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.79%) Web Services
2 1 (0.35%) ISPF
2 1 (0.35%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 77 (26.83%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.97%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (5.57%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.79%) Replication
7 7 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
7 7 (2.44%) Social Media
8 5 (1.74%) CMDB
8 5 (1.74%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.74%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.39%) Clustering
9 4 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.05%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.05%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.05%) NHS
11 2 (0.70%) BYOD
11 2 (0.70%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.70%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 80 (27.87%) Windows
2 42 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 34 (11.85%) Linux
4 18 (6.27%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.09%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.74%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.39%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.39%) Unix
10 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.35%) Android
11 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.35%) CentOS
11 1 (0.35%) HPUX
11 1 (0.35%) MVS
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (60.63%) Information Security
2 147 (51.22%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (18.82%) SIEM
4 52 (18.12%) Penetration Testing
4 52 (18.12%) Security Management
5 46 (16.03%) ITIL
6 44 (15.33%) Information Security Management
7 42 (14.63%) Data Protection
8 37 (12.89%) ISMS
9 36 (12.54%) Security Operations
10 33 (11.50%) Risk Management
11 32 (11.15%) OWASP
12 31 (10.80%) Incident Management
12 31 (10.80%) Vulnerability Management
13 29 (10.10%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (8.71%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (8.71%) Security Architecture
16 23 (8.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 22 (7.67%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.62%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.05%) SQL
3 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 76 (26.48%) CISSP
2 65 (22.65%) CISM
3 27 (9.41%) Degree
4 23 (8.01%) CEH
5 21 (7.32%) CISA
6 19 (6.62%) SSCP
7 17 (5.92%) CompTIA Security+
8 16 (5.57%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (5.23%) Security Cleared
10 11 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (3.83%) PCI QSA
11 10 (3.48%) CCNA
11 10 (3.48%) CRISC
11 10 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (2.79%) MCSE
13 6 (2.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 6 (2.09%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 5 (1.74%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 5 (1.74%) SC Cleared
15 4 (1.39%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (76.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (35.19%) NIST
3 95 (33.10%) GDPR
4 87 (30.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 78 (27.18%) PCI DSS
6 25 (8.71%) GRC
7 22 (7.67%) NCSC
8 15 (5.23%) COBIT
9 9 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (3.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (2.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (2.44%) NIST 800
11 7 (2.44%) SOC 2
12 4 (1.39%) ISO 22301
12 4 (1.39%) QA
13 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
13 3 (1.05%) PMO
13 3 (1.05%) SLA
14 2 (0.70%) Actionable Recommendations
14 2 (0.70%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 51 (17.77%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (2.79%) Shibboleth
5 7 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) XenApp
7 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (5.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (4.18%) Nessus
3 9 (3.14%) Single Sign-On
4 8 (2.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 8 (2.79%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (2.79%) SCCM
4 8 (2.79%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (1.74%) OpenVAS
5 5 (1.74%) PaperCut
6 4 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.39%) SCDPM
7 3 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.35%) Ansible
8 1 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.35%) Packer
8 1 (0.35%) QRadar
8 1 (0.35%) SCOM
8 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (20.56%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.54%) VMware
3 30 (10.45%) Cisco
4 15 (5.23%) Sophos
5 13 (4.53%) OneTrust
6 10 (3.48%) Barracuda Networks
7 9 (3.14%) Oracle
7 9 (3.14%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.79%) Google
8 8 (2.79%) McAfee
8 8 (2.79%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.44%) Darktrace
10 6 (2.09%) FireEye
10 6 (2.09%) IronPort
10 6 (2.09%) LogRhythm
10 6 (2.09%) NetWitness
10 6 (2.09%) Veeam
11 5 (1.74%) HP
12 4 (1.39%) Citrix
12 4 (1.39%) Sage