Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 830 685 995
Rank change year-on-year -145 +310 +137
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 123 90 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.14% 0.080%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.88% 1.06% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 99 67 70
10th Percentile £47,500 £40,250 £49,750
25th Percentile £53,782 £49,782 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +16.67%
75th Percentile £72,500 £90,000 £76,562
90th Percentile £78,750 " £95,125
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +16.67%

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 13,909 8,473 19,078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.87% 13.00% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9,004 6,634 14,220
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,500 £28,724
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% -

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in England

NCSC
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NCSC in England.

Salary trend for NCSC in England

NCSC
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing NCSC in England over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 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 -85 49 £67,500 -4.76% 11
South East -69 34 £65,000 +30.00% 4
North of England -67 13 £62,500 +13.64% 7
Midlands -61 12 £63,750 +16.97% 3
North West -36 9 £65,000 +21.04% 7
South West -83 9 £65,000 -27.78% 10
East of England - 9 £55,000 - 3
West Midlands -52 8 £66,250 +21.56% 2
Yorkshire -61 4 £62,500 +13.64%
East Midlands - 4 £52,500 - 1
North East - 3 £62,500 -
NCSC
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 85 (69.11%) Cybersecurity
2 79 (64.23%) CISSP
3 63 (51.22%) NIST
4 55 (44.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 54 (43.90%) Security Cleared
6 49 (39.84%) Information Security
7 48 (39.02%) Risk Management
8 46 (37.40%) CISM
9 41 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 33 (26.83%) Azure
11 28 (22.76%) SIEM
12 27 (21.95%) Security Architecture
13 24 (19.51%) Social Skills
14 23 (18.70%) CESG Certified Professional
15 21 (17.07%) Information Assurance
15 21 (17.07%) Cyber Essentials
16 20 (16.26%) PCI DSS
17 19 (15.45%) GDPR
18 18 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (14.63%) Network Security
18 18 (14.63%) JSP 440
18 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (13.82%) DV Cleared
19 17 (13.82%) Firewall
19 17 (13.82%) Risk Assessment
20 16 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
20 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
21 15 (12.20%) SSCP
21 15 (12.20%) Security Operations
21 15 (12.20%) Public Sector

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 1 (0.81%) Confluence
1 1 (0.81%) IIS
1 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.83%) Azure
2 14 (11.38%) AWS
3 12 (9.76%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (3.25%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.44%) Amazon GuardDuty
5 3 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.44%) GCP
6 2 (1.63%) IaaS
6 2 (1.63%) PaaS
6 2 (1.63%) SaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) HP Helion
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.63%) Network Security
2 17 (13.82%) Firewall
3 9 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 7 (5.69%) DHCP
4 7 (5.69%) DNS
4 7 (5.69%) Internet
5 5 (4.07%) WAN
6 3 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (2.44%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.63%) ISDN
7 2 (1.63%) RTP
7 2 (1.63%) SSH
7 2 (1.63%) SSL
7 2 (1.63%) VPN
7 2 (1.63%) Wireless
8 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.81%) HTTP
8 1 (0.81%) LTE
8 1 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.63%) Big Data
2 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) JIRA
2 2 (1.63%) Snyk
3 1 (0.81%) Burp Suite
General
1 24 (19.51%) Social Skills
2 18 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.20%) Public Sector
4 8 (6.50%) Finance
5 5 (4.07%) Law
5 5 (4.07%) Public Speaking
6 4 (3.25%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (3.25%) Legal
6 4 (3.25%) Local Government
7 3 (2.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Billing
8 1 (0.81%) Police
8 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (26.02%) Consultant
2 22 (17.89%) Architect
3 19 (15.45%) Security Architect
4 18 (14.63%) Security Consultant
5 13 (10.57%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 13 (10.57%) Security Engineer
6 12 (9.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 9 (7.32%) Information Security Consultant
8 8 (6.50%) Security Officer
9 7 (5.69%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 7 (5.69%) Information Security Officer
9 7 (5.69%) Security Specialist
10 6 (4.88%) Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Audit Consultant
10 6 (4.88%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.88%) SOC Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 5 (4.07%) Network Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Product Engineer
11 5 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) REST
2 1 (0.81%) ModSecurity
2 1 (0.81%) SOAP
2 1 (0.81%) Velocity
2 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (5.69%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (4.88%) Cyberattack
4 6 (4.88%) Driving Licence
4 6 (4.88%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.07%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (4.07%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.44%) BYOD
7 2 (1.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.13%) Windows
2 9 (7.32%) Linux
3 6 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.81%) Android
4 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.81%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (69.11%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (39.84%) Information Security
3 48 (39.02%) Risk Management
4 28 (22.76%) SIEM
5 27 (21.95%) Security Architecture
6 21 (17.07%) Information Assurance
7 18 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (13.82%) Risk Assessment
9 15 (12.20%) Security Operations
10 14 (11.38%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (11.38%) Project Delivery
10 14 (11.38%) Security Management
11 12 (9.76%) SABSA
12 11 (8.94%) Identity Access Management
13 10 (8.13%) Data Protection
14 9 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
15 8 (6.50%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
15 8 (6.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.69%) Python
2 5 (4.07%) Java
3 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.44%) C
5 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
5 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (64.23%) CISSP
2 54 (43.90%) Security Cleared
3 46 (37.40%) CISM
4 41 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 23 (18.70%) CESG Certified Professional
6 17 (13.82%) DV Cleared
7 16 (13.01%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (12.20%) SSCP
9 13 (10.57%) Degree
10 11 (8.94%) SANS
11 10 (8.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 10 (8.13%) CISA
12 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (4.07%) CCNA
13 5 (4.07%) CCNP
13 5 (4.07%) CEH
13 5 (4.07%) PCI QSA
14 4 (3.25%) CISMP
15 3 (2.44%) CSSLP
15 3 (2.44%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (51.22%) NIST
2 55 (44.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (17.07%) Cyber Essentials
4 20 (16.26%) PCI DSS
5 19 (15.45%) GDPR
6 18 (14.63%) JSP 440
7 13 (10.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 12 (9.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 11 (8.94%) RMADS
10 6 (4.88%) Government Security Classifications
10 6 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (4.07%) NIST 800
11 5 (4.07%) PA-DSS
12 3 (2.44%) QA
13 2 (1.63%) ISO 31000
13 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.81%) COBIT
14 1 (0.81%) GRC
14 1 (0.81%) IASME
14 1 (0.81%) ITGC
System Software
1 12 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.07%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.44%) Firmware
4 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) Ansible
1 9 (7.32%) Nessus
2 4 (3.25%) Terraform
3 2 (1.63%) HP Fortify
3 2 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.81%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Cisco
3 5 (4.07%) Dell
3 5 (4.07%) VMware
4 4 (3.25%) Fortinet
4 4 (3.25%) JD Edwards
4 4 (3.25%) Rapid7
5 3 (2.44%) Oracle
6 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.63%) McAfee
6 2 (1.63%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.63%) Qualys
6 2 (1.63%) Sophos
6 2 (1.63%) Splunk
6 2 (1.63%) Symantec
7 1 (0.81%) BT
7 1 (0.81%) Centrify
7 1 (0.81%) ForeScout
7 1 (0.81%) Google
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat