NCSC Jobs in England

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > England

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 18 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
18 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 592 600 901
Rank change year-on-year +8 +301 -164
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 232 386 222
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.40% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.96% 2.05% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 180 218 138
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £43,675
25th Percentile £57,500 £55,554 £45,788
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £70,000 £61,240
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +14.30% -5.78%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £83,875 £95,000 £82,875
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06% +1.54%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
England

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,808 18,848 21,179
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 14.02% 19.77% 16.32%
Number of salaries quoted 8,416 8,528 11,779
10th Percentile £27,300 £32,200 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,583 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £71,000 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +2.42%

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 18 April 2024.

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 18 April 2024. 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
Jobs
London +50 60 £70,000 +3.70% 7
South West -6 57 £68,500 -8.67% 12
North of England +29 34 £62,783 -0.90% 6
Midlands +12 28 £60,000 -14.29% 4
South East -6 28 £67,500 +8.00% 8
West Midlands +45 20 £60,000 -5.88% 4
North West +1 19 £62,783 +39.52% 6
East of England +36 15 £65,000 -7.14%
North East - 11 £62,783 -
East Midlands -15 8 £61,439 -12.23%
Yorkshire +50 4 £55,000 -26.67%
NCSC
UK

NCSC
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Exchange
2 1 (0.43%) Apache
2 1 (0.43%) Confluence
2 1 (0.43%) Drupal
2 1 (0.43%) nginx
2 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Fuse
2 1 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 43 (18.53%) Azure
2 33 (14.22%) AWS
3 18 (7.76%) IaaS
3 18 (7.76%) PaaS
3 18 (7.76%) SaaS
4 13 (5.60%) Microsoft 365
5 12 (5.17%) GitHub
5 12 (5.17%) GitHub Actions
6 11 (4.74%) Azure DevOps
7 9 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (3.88%) GCP
8 5 (2.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 4 (1.72%) AWS CodeBuild
9 4 (1.72%) Entra ID
9 4 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.29%) Serverless
11 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.07%) Network Security
2 24 (10.34%) Firewall
2 24 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (3.45%) 5G
5 6 (2.59%) DMZ
5 6 (2.59%) VPN
5 6 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.59%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.16%) DNS
6 5 (2.16%) IPsec
6 5 (2.16%) SSL
7 4 (1.72%) BGP
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.72%) Internet
7 4 (1.72%) MPLS
7 4 (1.72%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.72%) VLAN
7 4 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (4.74%) JIRA
2 7 (3.02%) SonarQube
3 4 (1.72%) Git
3 4 (1.72%) Terragrunt
4 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 39 (16.81%) Finance
2 34 (14.66%) Social Skills
3 31 (13.36%) Public Sector
4 22 (9.48%) Telecoms
5 18 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (6.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 12 (5.17%) Aerospace
8 7 (3.02%) Organisational Skills
9 6 (2.59%) Law
9 6 (2.59%) Military
10 5 (2.16%) Influencing Skills
11 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.29%) Retail
12 2 (0.86%) Legal
12 2 (0.86%) Local Government
12 2 (0.86%) Public Speaking
12 2 (0.86%) Publishing
13 1 (0.43%) Banking
13 1 (0.43%) Police
13 1 (0.43%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 42 (18.10%) Security Manager
2 40 (17.24%) Consultant
3 35 (15.09%) Analyst
3 35 (15.09%) Cybersecurity Manager
4 34 (14.66%) Security Analyst
5 33 (14.22%) Security Consultant
6 31 (13.36%) Information Manager
6 31 (13.36%) Information Security Manager
6 31 (13.36%) Security Assurance Manager
7 30 (12.93%) Information Assurance Manager
8 26 (11.21%) Senior
9 25 (10.78%) Lead
10 20 (8.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 14 (6.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 14 (6.03%) Security Engineer
12 12 (5.17%) Architect
12 12 (5.17%) Managing Consultant
13 10 (4.31%) Cloud Engineer
14 9 (3.88%) Product Owner
14 9 (3.88%) Senior Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.02%) ARM Templates
1 7 (3.02%) Azure Blueprints
1 7 (3.02%) JSON
1 7 (3.02%) XML
2 6 (2.59%) JSON Schema
2 6 (2.59%) KML
2 6 (2.59%) Regular Expression
3 4 (1.72%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.43%) EDI
4 1 (0.43%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) SOAP
4 1 (0.43%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.43%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (30.60%) Management Information System
2 46 (19.83%) Cyberattack
3 30 (12.93%) Operational Technology
4 17 (7.33%) Cyber Defence
5 13 (5.60%) Cyber Threat
6 10 (4.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 10 (4.31%) SCADA
7 9 (3.88%) Product Ownership
7 9 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.02%) Data Centre
8 7 (3.02%) Onboarding
9 6 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.59%) Legacy Systems
9 6 (2.59%) NHS
9 6 (2.59%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (2.16%) Industry 4.0
10 5 (2.16%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.86%) CMDB
11 2 (0.86%) Insider Threat
11 2 (0.86%) Security Posture
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.33%) Linux
2 12 (5.17%) Windows
3 4 (1.72%) Android
3 4 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 4 (1.72%) DC/OS
4 3 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (81.03%) Cybersecurity
2 83 (35.78%) Risk Management
3 74 (31.90%) Information Security
4 52 (22.41%) Information Assurance
5 51 (21.98%) Mentoring
6 48 (20.69%) Security Management
7 46 (19.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (16.38%) Security Architecture
8 38 (16.38%) SIEM
9 37 (15.95%) Incident Response
9 37 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
10 32 (13.79%) Project Management
11 30 (12.93%) Security Operations
12 26 (11.21%) Agile
13 22 (9.48%) Coaching
13 22 (9.48%) Data Protection
14 21 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (8.62%) Architectural Patterns
15 20 (8.62%) Cyber Assurance
16 19 (8.19%) Cloud Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.31%) Python
2 8 (3.45%) Bash
2 8 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.72%) C
3 4 (1.72%) C#
3 4 (1.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.43%) Go
4 1 (0.43%) Java
4 1 (0.43%) PHP
4 1 (0.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (48.71%) Security Cleared
2 85 (36.64%) SC Cleared
3 51 (21.98%) CISSP
4 47 (20.26%) CISM
5 38 (16.38%) Degree
6 21 (9.05%) CRISC
7 20 (8.62%) CESG Certified Professional
8 19 (8.19%) DV Cleared
9 17 (7.33%) CASP
9 17 (7.33%) Master's Degree
10 16 (6.90%) CEH
11 12 (5.17%) CISA
12 10 (4.31%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (4.31%) GIAC
13 9 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (3.45%) PCI QSA
15 6 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (2.16%) CompTIA CySA+
16 5 (2.16%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (42.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 75 (32.33%) NIST
3 31 (13.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 29 (12.50%) GDPR
4 29 (12.50%) GRC
5 25 (10.78%) PCI DSS
6 18 (7.76%) NIST 800
7 17 (7.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 9 (3.88%) JSP 440
9 8 (3.45%) RMADS
10 6 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (1.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (1.72%) ISO 31000
12 3 (1.29%) ISA99
12 3 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
13 1 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.43%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.43%) QA
13 1 (0.43%) SOC 2
System Software
1 15 (6.47%) Docker
2 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.86%) vSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (6.47%) Terraform
2 13 (5.60%) Ansible
3 11 (4.74%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.59%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (0.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.86%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.43%) Check_MK
6 1 (0.43%) Progress Chef
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) QRadar
6 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (13.36%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.31%) Splunk
3 9 (3.88%) ServiceNow
4 6 (2.59%) Google
4 6 (2.59%) Qualys
5 5 (2.16%) BT
5 5 (2.16%) Cisco
6 4 (1.72%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.72%) Palo Alto
6 4 (1.72%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.29%) VMware
8 2 (0.86%) BMC
8 2 (0.86%) Facebook
9 1 (0.43%) Darktrace
9 1 (0.43%) Databricks
9 1 (0.43%) Fortinet
9 1 (0.43%) Juniper
9 1 (0.43%) LogRhythm
9 1 (0.43%) Red Hat