Period
to 17 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NCSC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NCSC over the 6 months to 17 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 836 985 1119
Rank change year-on-year +149 +134 +55
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 160 105 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.075% 0.028%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.08% 0.53% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 115 64 30
England median annual salary £65,701 £60,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.50% +41.18% -
10th Percentile £48,600 £53,053 £35,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £75,625
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +41.18% -34.05%

NCSC 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 14,755 19,673 20,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.65% 14.00% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11,409 14,549 15,993
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 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £51,535 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.07% - +5.26%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing NCSC as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in England

NCSC
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NCSC in England.

Salary trend for NCSC in England

NCSC
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NCSC in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

Salary histogram for NCSC in England

NCSC
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NCSC within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 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 +107 58 £75,317 -5.85% 7
South East +69 37 £65,000 -3.70% 3
South West +35 31 £76,883 +112.09% 6
North of England +36 15 £75,317 +25.53% 3
Midlands +41 14 £73,750 -18.06% 5
North West +22 12 £76,883 +28.14% 3
West Midlands +18 11 £65,000 -27.78% 5
East of England +72 4 £57,500 - 3
Yorkshire +47 2 £73,750 -
East Midlands +28 2 £80,000 -
NCSC
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, IT jobs citing NCSC 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 NCSC.

1 110 (68.75%) Cybersecurity
2 108 (67.50%) CISSP
3 105 (65.63%) Information Security
4 102 (63.75%) CISM
5 84 (52.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 60 (37.50%) Degree
7 59 (36.88%) Information Assurance
7 59 (36.88%) CESG Certified Professional
8 50 (31.25%) Risk Management
9 45 (28.13%) NIST
10 42 (26.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 41 (25.63%) Security Cleared
12 40 (25.00%) IIS
13 37 (23.13%) IISP
14 32 (20.00%) Ergonomics
14 32 (20.00%) Human Factors
14 32 (20.00%) MBCS
15 29 (18.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 27 (16.88%) PCI DSS
16 27 (16.88%) CISA
17 26 (16.25%) Law
17 26 (16.25%) SC Cleared
17 26 (16.25%) Azure
17 26 (16.25%) Public Sector
18 23 (14.38%) AWS
18 23 (14.38%) OWASP
18 23 (14.38%) Security Management
18 23 (14.38%) Management Information System
18 23 (14.38%) GDPR
19 22 (13.75%) Cyber Defence

NCSC
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 40 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (1.88%) Confluence
2 3 (1.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.88%) Red Hat Fuse
3 2 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.25%) Drupal
3 2 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.63%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.25%) Azure
2 23 (14.38%) AWS
3 14 (8.75%) Office 365
4 12 (7.50%) IaaS
5 10 (6.25%) PaaS
6 9 (5.63%) SaaS
7 7 (4.38%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.88%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 3 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.25%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.25%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.25%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.25%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.25%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.25%) Datadog
9 2 (1.25%) GCP
9 2 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.25%) Network Security
2 13 (8.13%) Firewall
3 8 (5.00%) Internet
4 5 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.88%) DHCP
5 3 (1.88%) DNS
5 3 (1.88%) HTTP
5 3 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.25%) SAN
6 2 (1.25%) VSAN
6 2 (1.25%) WAN
6 2 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.63%) RTP
7 1 (0.63%) Skype
7 1 (0.63%) SSL
7 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.50%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.25%) MySQL
3 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.25%) Ant
2 2 (1.25%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 26 (16.25%) Law
1 26 (16.25%) Public Sector
2 11 (6.88%) Aerospace
2 11 (6.88%) Finance
3 10 (6.25%) Legal
4 9 (5.63%) Military
5 5 (3.13%) Advertising
5 5 (3.13%) Back Office
5 5 (3.13%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (15.63%) Consultant
2 24 (15.00%) Security Manager
3 21 (13.13%) Information Manager
3 21 (13.13%) Information Security Manager
3 21 (13.13%) Security Consultant
4 14 (8.75%) Architect
5 7 (4.38%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 7 (4.38%) Security Architect
6 6 (3.75%) Information Assurance Engineer
6 6 (3.75%) Information Security Consultant
6 6 (3.75%) Penetration Tester
6 6 (3.75%) Risk Consultant
6 6 (3.75%) Security Engineer
6 6 (3.75%) Security Specialist
6 6 (3.75%) Senior Architect
6 6 (3.75%) Tester
7 4 (2.50%) Head of Information Assurance
7 4 (2.50%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 4 (2.50%) Information Assurance Practitioner
7 4 (2.50%) Information Security Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) ModSecurity
2 4 (2.50%) Web Services
3 3 (1.88%) LDAP
3 3 (1.88%) REST
3 3 (1.88%) SOAP
3 3 (1.88%) Velocity
3 3 (1.88%) XML
4 2 (1.25%) LAMP
4 2 (1.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.38%) Management Information System
2 22 (13.75%) Cyber Defence
3 10 (6.25%) Virtual Team
4 6 (3.75%) CESG
4 6 (3.75%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.13%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (1.88%) Clustering
6 3 (1.88%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.88%) SCADA
6 3 (1.88%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.25%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.25%) PKI
8 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.38%) Windows
2 13 (8.13%) Linux
3 7 (4.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.88%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.25%) Fedora
6 2 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (68.75%) Cybersecurity
2 105 (65.63%) Information Security
3 59 (36.88%) Information Assurance
4 50 (31.25%) Risk Management
5 32 (20.00%) Ergonomics
5 32 (20.00%) Human Factors
6 23 (14.38%) OWASP
6 23 (14.38%) Security Management
7 22 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (13.75%) Security Architecture
8 21 (13.13%) Coaching
8 21 (13.13%) Identity Access Management
9 20 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 20 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (12.50%) Thought Leadership
10 19 (11.88%) Data Privacy
11 18 (11.25%) Data Protection
11 18 (11.25%) GAP Analysis
12 17 (10.63%) Internal Audit
13 14 (8.75%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.50%) Java
2 4 (2.50%) SQL
3 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.25%) C
3 2 (1.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.63%) Perl
4 1 (0.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 108 (67.50%) CISSP
2 102 (63.75%) CISM
3 60 (37.50%) Degree
4 59 (36.88%) CESG Certified Professional
5 41 (25.63%) Security Cleared
6 37 (23.13%) IISP
7 32 (20.00%) MBCS
8 27 (16.88%) CISA
9 26 (16.25%) SC Cleared
10 13 (8.13%) CREST Certified
11 12 (7.50%) CRISC
11 12 (7.50%) SSCP
12 11 (6.88%) DV Cleared
13 10 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (4.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (3.75%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (3.75%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 6 (3.75%) OSCP
15 6 (3.75%) PCI QSA
16 5 (3.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (52.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (28.13%) NIST
3 42 (26.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 29 (18.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 27 (16.88%) PCI DSS
6 23 (14.38%) GDPR
7 15 (9.38%) JSP 440
8 14 (8.75%) RMADS
9 9 (5.63%) COBIT
9 9 (5.63%) QA
10 8 (5.00%) NIST 800
10 8 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (3.13%) HIPAA
12 4 (2.50%) ISO 22301
13 3 (1.88%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.63%) IASME
14 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 7 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.25%) vSphere
3 2 (1.25%) XenApp
4 1 (0.63%) ACF2
4 1 (0.63%) Docker
4 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.88%) Terraform
1 3 (1.88%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.25%) Ansible
2 2 (1.25%) Avamar
2 2 (1.25%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.25%) Packer
2 2 (1.25%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.25%) Puppet
2 2 (1.25%) SCCM
2 2 (1.25%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.25%) vRealize
3 1 (0.63%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.63%) Nessus
3 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.63%) QRadar
3 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.63%) Capita
2 9 (5.63%) Cisco
3 7 (4.38%) VMware
4 6 (3.75%) Oracle
5 4 (2.50%) CA
5 4 (2.50%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.88%) McAfee
6 3 (1.88%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.88%) Sophos
6 3 (1.88%) Sparx
6 3 (1.88%) Symantec
7 2 (1.25%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.25%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.25%) Citrix
7 2 (1.25%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.25%) EMC
7 2 (1.25%) HP
7 2 (1.25%) Veritas
7 2 (1.25%) Zerto