Period
to 30 November 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 30 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > England
6 months to
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 830 615 905
Rank change year-on-year -215 +290 +134
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 185 87 136
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.08% 1.40% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 148 68 101
10th Percentile £40,293 £40,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £53,813 £48,438 £54,274
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - -3.70% +12.50%
75th Percentile £77,813 £72,500 £78,319
90th Percentile £85,000 £88,250 £90,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year +3.85% -3.70% +12.50%

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 17,158 6,207 16,890
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 15.21% 12.43% 13.60%
Number of salaries quoted 11,234 4,947 13,048
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £51,000
Median % change year-on-year - +7.84% +2.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £83,499
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 30 November 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 30 November 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 -173 77 £70,000 - 13
South West -61 42 £65,000 - 9
North of England -116 24 £62,500 +19.96% 7
Midlands -106 17 £80,000 +14.29% 6
South East -138 16 £65,000 +26.83% 10
North West -89 15 £65,000 +28.71% 6
West Midlands -98 15 £80,000 +14.29% 2
Yorkshire -86 9 £38,000 -30.91% 1
East of England -104 9 £55,000 -35.29% 4
North East - 4 £62,500 -
East Midlands -63 2 £60,000 +100.00% 4
NCSC
UK

For the 6 months to 30 November 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.

1 117 (63.24%) Cybersecurity
2 112 (60.54%) CISSP
3 82 (44.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 73 (39.46%) Security Cleared
4 73 (39.46%) CISM
4 73 (39.46%) Risk Management
5 66 (35.68%) Information Security
5 66 (35.68%) NIST
6 53 (28.65%) Azure
6 53 (28.65%) Security Architecture
7 48 (25.95%) SC Cleared
7 48 (25.95%) Social Skills
8 44 (23.78%) Information Assurance
9 39 (21.08%) CESG Certified Professional
10 37 (20.00%) SIEM
11 34 (18.38%) Risk Assessment
12 33 (17.84%) Firewall
13 31 (16.76%) AWS
14 30 (16.22%) CEH
15 29 (15.68%) Network Security
16 28 (15.14%) Cyber Essentials
17 27 (14.59%) TOGAF
17 27 (14.59%) Security Management
18 25 (13.51%) Management Information System
18 25 (13.51%) CISA
18 25 (13.51%) Nessus
18 25 (13.51%) Microsoft
19 24 (12.97%) Cisco Certification
19 24 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
19 24 (12.97%) 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 17 (9.19%) IIS
2 5 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.08%) Apache
3 2 (1.08%) nginx
3 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.54%) Drupal
4 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Magento
1 1 (0.54%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 53 (28.65%) Azure
2 31 (16.76%) AWS
3 21 (11.35%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (4.86%) IaaS
4 9 (4.86%) PaaS
5 5 (2.70%) HP Helion
5 5 (2.70%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (2.70%) SoftLayer
6 3 (1.62%) Azure Key Vault
6 3 (1.62%) Azure Storage
6 3 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.62%) GCP
6 3 (1.62%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.62%) SaaS
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (0.54%) AWS Fargate
7 1 (0.54%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (0.54%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.84%) Firewall
2 29 (15.68%) Network Security
3 9 (4.86%) Unified Communications
3 9 (4.86%) Wireless
4 8 (4.32%) Broadband
5 5 (2.70%) DHCP
5 5 (2.70%) DNS
5 5 (2.70%) Kerberos
5 5 (2.70%) SAN
5 5 (2.70%) WAN
6 4 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.16%) RTP
6 4 (2.16%) SSL
6 4 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.16%) VPN
7 3 (1.62%) Internet
7 3 (1.62%) LAN
7 3 (1.62%) SD-WAN
7 3 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.08%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (5.41%) Burp Suite
2 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.08%) GitLab
2 2 (1.08%) Snyk
3 1 (0.54%) Terragrunt
3 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 48 (25.95%) Social Skills
2 24 (12.97%) Public Sector
3 23 (12.43%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.03%) Military
5 12 (6.49%) Finance
6 11 (5.95%) Legal
7 7 (3.78%) Telecoms
8 5 (2.70%) Local Government
9 4 (2.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 3 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.62%) Retail
11 2 (1.08%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (1.08%) Law
12 1 (0.54%) Marketing
12 1 (0.54%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 32 (17.30%) Architect
1 32 (17.30%) Consultant
2 30 (16.22%) Security Architect
3 22 (11.89%) Security Engineer
4 21 (11.35%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 17 (9.19%) Security Consultant
5 17 (9.19%) Security Manager
6 12 (6.49%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 12 (6.49%) Cybersecurity Manager
6 12 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (5.95%) Analyst
7 11 (5.95%) Lead Architect
7 11 (5.95%) Lead Security Architect
7 11 (5.95%) Security Analyst
8 10 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 8 (4.32%) Information Analyst
9 8 (4.32%) Information Security Analyst
10 7 (3.78%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 7 (3.78%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (3.78%) Technical Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.24%) ARM Templates
2 2 (1.08%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.08%) LAMP
2 2 (1.08%) ModSecurity
2 2 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 18 (9.73%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (5.41%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.86%) Cyberattack
4 9 (4.86%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.16%) BYOD
6 4 (2.16%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.16%) NHS
6 4 (2.16%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.08%) CESG
8 2 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.08%) PKI
8 2 (1.08%) SCADA
8 2 (1.08%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.57%) Windows
2 9 (4.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.70%) Linux
3 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.62%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.08%) CentOS
5 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.54%) Android
6 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (63.24%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (39.46%) Risk Management
3 66 (35.68%) Information Security
4 53 (28.65%) Security Architecture
5 44 (23.78%) Information Assurance
6 37 (20.00%) SIEM
7 34 (18.38%) Risk Assessment
8 27 (14.59%) Security Management
8 27 (14.59%) TOGAF
9 24 (12.97%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (12.43%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (11.35%) Security Operations
11 21 (11.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 18 (9.73%) Information Security Management
12 18 (9.73%) ISMS
13 17 (9.19%) Ethical Hacking
13 17 (9.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 16 (8.65%) ITIL
14 16 (8.65%) OWASP
14 16 (8.65%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.95%) Python
1 11 (5.95%) SQL
2 8 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.70%) C
4 4 (2.16%) Java
5 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 112 (60.54%) CISSP
2 73 (39.46%) CISM
2 73 (39.46%) Security Cleared
3 48 (25.95%) SC Cleared
4 39 (21.08%) CESG Certified Professional
5 30 (16.22%) CEH
6 25 (13.51%) CISA
7 24 (12.97%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (12.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 20 (10.81%) Degree
10 17 (9.19%) SANS
11 14 (7.57%) DV Cleared
12 12 (6.49%) IISP
13 8 (4.32%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (4.32%) CREST Certified
13 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (3.78%) ISSAP
14 7 (3.78%) SSCP
15 6 (3.24%) CSSLP
15 6 (3.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (44.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (35.68%) NIST
3 28 (15.14%) Cyber Essentials
4 21 (11.35%) PCI DSS
5 20 (10.81%) JSP 440
6 17 (9.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 16 (8.65%) GRC
7 16 (8.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 15 (8.11%) RMADS
9 11 (5.95%) GDPR
9 11 (5.95%) SLA
10 7 (3.78%) QA
11 6 (3.24%) NIST 800
12 5 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (2.70%) ISO 9001
13 4 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (1.08%) ISO 22301
14 2 (1.08%) ISO 31000
15 1 (0.54%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 12 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.70%) vSphere
5 2 (1.08%) iptables
5 2 (1.08%) KVM
5 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.54%) Docker
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (13.51%) Nessus
2 9 (4.86%) Terraform
3 8 (4.32%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.70%) Ansible
5 4 (2.16%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.16%) WSUS
6 3 (1.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (1.62%) Puppet
7 2 (1.08%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.08%) HP Fortify
7 2 (1.08%) Proxmox
8 1 (0.54%) Bitnami
8 1 (0.54%) Consul
8 1 (0.54%) Nexpose
8 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.54%) Packer
Vendors
1 25 (13.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.32%) Cisco
3 7 (3.78%) Google
3 7 (3.78%) VMware
4 6 (3.24%) Qualys
5 5 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.62%) F5
6 3 (1.62%) Forcepoint
6 3 (1.62%) Meraki
6 3 (1.62%) Symantec
6 3 (1.62%) Zscaler
7 2 (1.08%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.08%) Rapid7
8 1 (0.54%) Apple
8 1 (0.54%) BT
8 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle
8 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.54%) Samsung
8 1 (0.54%) TOWER Software