Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > England
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 721 777 946
Rank change year-on-year +56 +169 +199
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 131 123 138
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.35% 1.11% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 100 80 83
10th Percentile £47,250 £50,250 £50,000
25th Percentile £53,650 £57,150 £57,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%
75th Percentile £71,250 £90,000 £76,875
90th Percentile £77,625 £92,625 £96,250
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% - +12.00%

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 9,682 11,081 19,077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 12.12% 12.49% 14.27%
Number of salaries quoted 6,901 8,649 14,048
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +7.00% -
75th Percentile £70,250 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,200 £83,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 16 May 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 16 May 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
South East +72 55 £61,000 -9.63% 7
London +30 29 £67,500 -7.46% 3
Midlands +11 20 £67,500 +3.85% 4
West Midlands +4 17 £67,500 +12.50% 1
North of England -3 16 £60,000 +11.73% 2
North West +29 8 £58,750 +9.41% 1
Yorkshire -17 8 £62,500 +11.11% 1
South West -61 8 £68,750 -23.61% 4
North East - 4 £62,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £52,500 - 3
East of England +29 1 £42,500 -29.17% 2
NCSC
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 91 (69.47%) Cybersecurity
2 74 (56.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 63 (48.09%) CISSP
4 61 (46.56%) Information Security
5 59 (45.04%) Risk Management
6 57 (43.51%) NIST
7 50 (38.17%) Security Cleared
8 49 (37.40%) CISM
9 36 (27.48%) SC Cleared
10 32 (24.43%) Security Architecture
11 31 (23.66%) Azure
12 30 (22.90%) CESG Certified Professional
13 29 (22.14%) Social Skills
13 29 (22.14%) SIEM
14 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
15 26 (19.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 26 (19.85%) GDPR
16 25 (19.08%) Information Assurance
16 25 (19.08%) PCI DSS
17 23 (17.56%) JSP 440
17 23 (17.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 23 (17.56%) Cyber Essentials
18 20 (15.27%) SABSA
18 20 (15.27%) Risk Assessment
19 19 (14.50%) AWS
20 16 (12.21%) Security Management
20 16 (12.21%) SSCP
20 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
21 15 (11.45%) Penetration Testing
21 15 (11.45%) RMADS

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 3 (2.29%) Confluence
2 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.29%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (6.87%) Infor M3
2 3 (2.29%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.66%) Azure
2 19 (14.50%) AWS
3 9 (6.87%) IaaS
3 9 (6.87%) PaaS
3 9 (6.87%) SaaS
4 5 (3.82%) Microsoft 365
5 4 (3.05%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.29%) GCP
7 2 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.76%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.16%) Firewall
2 8 (6.11%) Network Security
3 6 (4.58%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.58%) WAN
4 4 (3.05%) DHCP
4 4 (3.05%) DNS
4 4 (3.05%) Internet
4 4 (3.05%) RTP
4 4 (3.05%) Unified Communications
4 4 (3.05%) VPN
5 3 (2.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.53%) HTTP
6 2 (1.53%) LAN
6 2 (1.53%) SSH
6 2 (1.53%) SSL
6 2 (1.53%) Wireless
6 2 (1.53%) Wireless Security
7 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.76%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.40%) Big Data
2 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (5.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.76%) Snyk
General
1 29 (22.14%) Social Skills
2 12 (9.16%) Influencing Skills
3 8 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.11%) Finance
3 8 (6.11%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.58%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.58%) Public Speaking
5 5 (3.82%) Law
6 4 (3.05%) Legal
7 3 (2.29%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.76%) Billing
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.76%) Police
8 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (34.35%) Consultant
2 37 (28.24%) Architect
3 31 (23.66%) Security Consultant
4 29 (22.14%) Security Architect
5 13 (9.92%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 12 (9.16%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 12 (9.16%) Information Security Consultant
7 11 (8.40%) Security Specialist
8 8 (6.11%) Risk Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 7 (5.34%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 7 (5.34%) Security Engineer
9 7 (5.34%) Security Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 6 (4.58%) Managing Consultant
11 5 (3.82%) Analyst
11 5 (3.82%) Network Engineer
11 5 (3.82%) Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.05%) Cloud Architect
12 4 (3.05%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.29%) REST
2 2 (1.53%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.53%) SOAP
2 2 (1.53%) Velocity
2 2 (1.53%) XML
3 1 (0.76%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.87%) CESG
2 8 (6.11%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.11%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.34%) BYOD
4 6 (4.58%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.82%) Cyberattack
6 4 (3.05%) Cloud Native
6 4 (3.05%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (3.05%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.29%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.29%) PKI
8 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.76%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.76%) SCADA
9 1 (0.76%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.92%) Linux
2 8 (6.11%) Windows
3 5 (3.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.53%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.76%) Android
5 1 (0.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (69.47%) Cybersecurity
2 61 (46.56%) Information Security
3 59 (45.04%) Risk Management
4 32 (24.43%) Security Architecture
5 29 (22.14%) SIEM
6 28 (21.37%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (19.08%) Information Assurance
8 20 (15.27%) Risk Assessment
8 20 (15.27%) SABSA
9 16 (12.21%) Security Management
10 15 (11.45%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (10.69%) TOGAF
12 12 (9.16%) Security Operations
13 11 (8.40%) Information Security Management
14 10 (7.63%) Migration
15 9 (6.87%) Customer-Centricity
15 9 (6.87%) ISMS
15 9 (6.87%) Risk Analysis
16 8 (6.11%) Project Delivery
16 8 (6.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.16%) Python
2 11 (8.40%) Java
3 4 (3.05%) C
3 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.53%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.76%) C#
5 1 (0.76%) Lua
5 1 (0.76%) Perl
5 1 (0.76%) Ruby
5 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (48.09%) CISSP
2 50 (38.17%) Security Cleared
3 49 (37.40%) CISM
4 36 (27.48%) SC Cleared
5 30 (22.90%) CESG Certified Professional
6 16 (12.21%) SSCP
7 13 (9.92%) DV Cleared
8 11 (8.40%) SANS
9 10 (7.63%) Degree
10 9 (6.87%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (5.34%) CEH
12 6 (4.58%) PCI QSA
13 5 (3.82%) CISA
14 4 (3.05%) CCNA
14 4 (3.05%) CCNP
14 4 (3.05%) CRISC
15 3 (2.29%) CISMP
15 3 (2.29%) GCIH
15 3 (2.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (56.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (43.51%) NIST
3 26 (19.85%) GDPR
3 26 (19.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 25 (19.08%) PCI DSS
5 23 (17.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 23 (17.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 23 (17.56%) JSP 440
6 15 (11.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 15 (11.45%) RMADS
7 10 (7.63%) NIST 800
8 9 (6.87%) Government Security Classifications
9 6 (4.58%) PA-DSS
10 4 (3.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (2.29%) QA
12 2 (1.53%) GRC
13 1 (0.76%) COBIT
13 1 (0.76%) IASME
13 1 (0.76%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 11 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.05%) Docker
2 4 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.53%) Firmware
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (9.92%) Ansible
2 12 (9.16%) Terraform
3 3 (2.29%) Nessus
4 2 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.53%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.76%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.76%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (12.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.87%) Cisco
3 7 (5.34%) Oracle
4 5 (3.82%) Google
5 4 (3.05%) Dell
5 4 (3.05%) VMware
6 3 (2.29%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.53%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.53%) McAfee
7 2 (1.53%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.53%) Rapid7
7 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.53%) Sophos
7 2 (1.53%) Splunk
7 2 (1.53%) Symantec
8 1 (0.76%) AlienVault
8 1 (0.76%) Centrify
8 1 (0.76%) ForeScout