Period
to 16 October 2019

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

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 935 1045 1102
Rank change year-on-year +110 +57 -
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 110 86 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.087% 0.056% 0.044%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.65% 0.42% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 85 46 56
England median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +46.34% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £18,495 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,000 £82,500 £70,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +41.18% -

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 16,985 20,378 20,662
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.38% 13.28% 12.56%
Number of salaries quoted 12,765 15,567 15,373
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

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 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 +107 31 £71,875 -4.17% 19
South East +35 28 £47,500 -20.83% 8
North of England +24 19 £74,327 +23.88% 5
South West +14 17 £65,000 +251.45% 13
North West +31 16 £74,327 +23.88% 4
Midlands +43 11 £73,750 -7.81% 1
West Midlands +32 7 £66,875 -16.41% 1
East of England - 4 £56,250 - 8
East Midlands - 4 £85,000 -
Yorkshire +4 1 - - 1
NCSC
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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 75 (68.18%) Cybersecurity
2 67 (60.91%) CISSP
3 64 (58.18%) Information Security
4 63 (57.27%) CISM
5 55 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 50 (45.45%) NIST
7 46 (41.82%) CESG Certified Professional
7 46 (41.82%) Degree
8 35 (31.82%) Information Assurance
9 30 (27.27%) Risk Management
10 24 (21.82%) IIS
10 24 (21.82%) Azure
11 22 (20.00%) Security Management
11 22 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
12 21 (19.09%) IISP
12 21 (19.09%) CESG
12 21 (19.09%) MBCS
12 21 (19.09%) CISA
12 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
12 21 (19.09%) Ergonomics
12 21 (19.09%) Human Factors
13 19 (17.27%) Microsoft
14 17 (15.45%) SC Cleared
14 17 (15.45%) Cyber Defence
15 16 (14.55%) CREST Certified
15 16 (14.55%) COBIT
15 16 (14.55%) Security Architecture
15 16 (14.55%) Coaching
15 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
16 15 (13.64%) Cisco Certification

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 24 (21.82%) IIS
2 3 (2.73%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.82%) Azure
2 14 (12.73%) Azure Active Directory
3 13 (11.82%) AWS
4 8 (7.27%) Office 365
4 8 (7.27%) SaaS
5 6 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.73%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.73%) IaaS
6 3 (2.73%) PaaS
7 2 (1.82%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.82%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.82%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.82%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.82%) Datadog
7 2 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.82%) GCP
7 2 (1.82%) Serverless
8 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) Network Security
2 4 (3.64%) Firewall
2 4 (3.64%) Internet
3 3 (2.73%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.82%) 3G
4 2 (1.82%) 4G
4 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (1.82%) DHCP
4 2 (1.82%) DNS
4 2 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.82%) VSAN
4 2 (1.82%) WAN
4 2 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.91%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.91%) NFC
5 1 (0.91%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.91%) Big Data
3 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Ant
1 2 (1.82%) CircleCI
1 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.82%) Selenium
2 1 (0.91%) CMake
2 1 (0.91%) JIRA
General
1 14 (12.73%) Public Sector
2 12 (10.91%) Law
3 7 (6.36%) Military
4 3 (2.73%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.82%) Finance
6 1 (0.91%) Games
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (13.64%) Consultant
2 13 (11.82%) Subject Matter Expert
3 11 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 8 (7.27%) Head of Design
5 7 (6.36%) Information Manager
5 7 (6.36%) Information Security Manager
5 7 (6.36%) Security Manager
6 6 (5.45%) Active Directory Expert
7 5 (4.55%) Architect
7 5 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (4.55%) Tester
8 3 (2.73%) Auditor
8 3 (2.73%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 3 (2.73%) Information Assurance Engineer
8 3 (2.73%) Information Assurance Practitioner
8 3 (2.73%) Security Engineer
9 2 (1.82%) Head of Security
9 2 (1.82%) Information Assurance Auditor
9 2 (1.82%) Internal Auditor
9 2 (1.82%) Security Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.82%) OAuth
1 13 (11.82%) SAML
2 2 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (0.91%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.09%) CESG
2 17 (15.45%) Cyber Defence
3 12 (10.91%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.45%) Mobile Computing
4 6 (5.45%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.64%) SCADA
5 4 (3.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (3.64%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.73%) Clustering
7 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.82%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.91%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.00%) Windows
2 9 (8.18%) Linux
3 5 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.82%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Fedora
4 2 (1.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.91%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (68.18%) Cybersecurity
2 64 (58.18%) Information Security
3 35 (31.82%) Information Assurance
4 30 (27.27%) Risk Management
5 22 (20.00%) Security Management
6 21 (19.09%) Ergonomics
6 21 (19.09%) Human Factors
7 16 (14.55%) Coaching
7 16 (14.55%) Security Architecture
8 15 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 14 (12.73%) Collaborative Working
9 14 (12.73%) Information Security Management
10 13 (11.82%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (11.82%) B2B
10 13 (11.82%) B2C
11 12 (10.91%) Security Testing
11 12 (10.91%) Thought Leadership
12 11 (10.00%) ITIL
13 10 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.82%) C
2 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.91%) C#
3 1 (0.91%) C++
3 1 (0.91%) PHP
3 1 (0.91%) Python
3 1 (0.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (60.91%) CISSP
2 63 (57.27%) CISM
3 46 (41.82%) CESG Certified Professional
3 46 (41.82%) Degree
4 21 (19.09%) CISA
4 21 (19.09%) IISP
4 21 (19.09%) MBCS
4 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
5 17 (15.45%) SC Cleared
6 16 (14.55%) CREST Certified
7 15 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (11.82%) MCITP
8 13 (11.82%) MCSE
8 13 (11.82%) SSCP
9 11 (10.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 8 (7.27%) CEH
11 6 (5.45%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 6 (5.45%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (45.45%) NIST
3 22 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
4 16 (14.55%) COBIT
5 14 (12.73%) PCI DSS
6 13 (11.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (10.91%) GDPR
8 9 (8.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (8.18%) RMADS
9 6 (5.45%) Data Quality
10 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (2.73%) NIST 800
11 2 (1.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) Docker
3 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (2.73%) Kubernetes
1 3 (2.73%) Terraform
2 2 (1.82%) Ansible
2 2 (1.82%) Avamar
2 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.82%) Packer
2 2 (1.82%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.82%) Puppet
2 2 (1.82%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.82%) vRealize
3 1 (0.91%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.91%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.91%) SELinux
3 1 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (17.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.27%) Sparx
3 6 (5.45%) Oracle
4 5 (4.55%) VMware
5 4 (3.64%) Cisco
6 3 (2.73%) CA
7 2 (1.82%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.82%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.82%) McAfee
7 2 (1.82%) New Relic
7 2 (1.82%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.82%) Sophos
7 2 (1.82%) Symantec
7 2 (1.82%) Veritas
8 1 (0.91%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.91%) Capita
8 1 (0.91%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.91%) Juniper
8 1 (0.91%) Splunk
8 1 (0.91%) Zerto