Period
to 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 602 927 1066
Rank change year-on-year +325 +139 +36
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 71 116 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.092% 0.055%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.35% 0.69% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 65 101 46
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% +43.71%
10th Percentile £38,750 £45,000 £18,495
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £66,250 £60,000
% change year-on-year -1.89% +10.42% +33.33%

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 5,275 16,776 20,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.76% 13.34% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4,189 12,627 15,423
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £28,684
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020. 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 West +132 32 £65,000 -11.49% 10
South East +200 15 £50,000 +5.26% 8
North of England +159 11 £55,000 -26.00% 2
London +235 9 £70,000 -5.08% 3
Yorkshire +132 6 £55,000 - 1
North West +119 5 £45,750 -38.45% 1
Midlands +129 4 £80,000 +8.47%
West Midlands +101 4 £80,000 +8.47%
NCSC
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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 50 (70.42%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
3 36 (50.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (43.66%) CISSP
4 31 (43.66%) Risk Management
5 29 (40.85%) Security Architecture
6 25 (35.21%) CISM
6 25 (35.21%) SC Cleared
7 24 (33.80%) Azure
8 23 (32.39%) Information Assurance
8 23 (32.39%) NIST
9 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
9 22 (30.99%) Information Security
10 21 (29.58%) CESG Certified Professional
11 20 (28.17%) Management Information System
12 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
12 19 (26.76%) AWS
13 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (22.54%) Firewall
14 16 (22.54%) DV Cleared
15 15 (21.13%) Legal
16 14 (19.72%) Google
16 14 (19.72%) Open Source
16 14 (19.72%) PaaS
16 14 (19.72%) High Availability
16 14 (19.72%) IaaS
16 14 (19.72%) Analytics
16 14 (19.72%) Terraform
17 13 (18.31%) SaaS
17 13 (18.31%) Security Management

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 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) Camunda
3 1 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) Drupal
3 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Fuse
Cloud Services
1 24 (33.80%) Azure
2 19 (26.76%) AWS
3 14 (19.72%) IaaS
3 14 (19.72%) PaaS
4 13 (18.31%) SaaS
5 8 (11.27%) Office 365
6 6 (8.45%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (8.45%) OneDrive
6 6 (8.45%) Power Automate
7 4 (5.63%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (4.23%) GCP
9 2 (2.82%) OpenShift
10 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.41%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
10 1 (1.41%) HP Helion
10 1 (1.41%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (1.41%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) Firewall
2 7 (9.86%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (9.86%) Unified Communications
3 6 (8.45%) VPN
4 5 (7.04%) LAN
4 5 (7.04%) Network Security
4 5 (7.04%) WAN
5 4 (5.63%) IPv4
5 4 (5.63%) IPv6
5 4 (5.63%) Wireless
5 4 (5.63%) Wireless Security
6 2 (2.82%) DMARC
6 2 (2.82%) SAN
7 1 (1.41%) DMZ
7 1 (1.41%) HTTP
7 1 (1.41%) Internet
7 1 (1.41%) SSH
7 1 (1.41%) SSL
7 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Big Data
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Ant
1 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.82%) Gradle
1 2 (2.82%) JUnit
1 2 (2.82%) Maven
1 2 (2.82%) Mockito
2 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (21.13%) Legal
2 12 (16.90%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.63%) Advertising
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Military
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Finance
6 1 (1.41%) Law
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (39.44%) Architect
2 17 (23.94%) Consultant
3 14 (19.72%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (18.31%) Security Architect
5 12 (16.90%) Cloud Architect
6 9 (12.68%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 8 (11.27%) Security Manager
8 7 (9.86%) Security Consultant
9 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 4 (5.63%) Operational Security Manager
11 4 (5.63%) Operations Manager
11 4 (5.63%) Security Engineer
11 4 (5.63%) Security Operations Manager
11 4 (5.63%) SOC Manager
12 3 (4.23%) Analyst
12 3 (4.23%) Information Assurance Consultant
12 3 (4.23%) IT Manager
12 3 (4.23%) IT Security Manager
13 2 (2.82%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.23%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.23%) ModSecurity
2 3 (4.23%) React
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) Nightwatchjs
3 2 (2.82%) Spring
3 2 (2.82%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.82%) Vue.js
3 2 (2.82%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) Material Design
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) SOAP
4 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.17%) Management Information System
2 12 (16.90%) PKI
3 10 (14.08%) Cloud Native
4 9 (12.68%) Cyberattack
5 7 (9.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (8.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (5.63%) CESG
7 4 (5.63%) Public Cloud
7 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (4.23%) Blog
9 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (2.82%) User Experience
10 1 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.41%) PMI
10 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.41%) Social Media
10 1 (1.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.08%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2016
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (70.42%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (43.66%) Risk Management
3 29 (40.85%) Security Architecture
4 23 (32.39%) Information Assurance
5 22 (30.99%) Information Security
6 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (19.72%) Analytics
7 14 (19.72%) High Availability
7 14 (19.72%) Open Source
8 13 (18.31%) DevSecOps
8 13 (18.31%) Security Management
9 12 (16.90%) Data Security
10 11 (15.49%) Cyber Intelligence
11 10 (14.08%) Data Acquisition
11 10 (14.08%) Data Science
11 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure as Code
11 10 (14.08%) Microservices
11 10 (14.08%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 10 (14.08%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 10 (14.08%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) Java
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.23%) Python
2 3 (4.23%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) Java 8
3 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
2 31 (43.66%) CISSP
3 25 (35.21%) CISM
3 25 (35.21%) SC Cleared
4 21 (29.58%) CESG Certified Professional
5 16 (22.54%) DV Cleared
6 11 (15.49%) CEH
7 10 (14.08%) Degree
8 9 (12.68%) CISA
9 8 (11.27%) CRISC
10 7 (9.86%) OSCP
11 5 (7.04%) DBS Check
11 5 (7.04%) MCSE
11 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (5.63%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (5.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
12 4 (5.63%) MBCS
12 4 (5.63%) RHCSA
13 2 (2.82%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 2 (2.82%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (50.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (32.39%) NIST
3 12 (16.90%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 11 (15.49%) PCI DSS
5 10 (14.08%) NIST 800
6 9 (12.68%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (11.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (9.86%) RMADS
9 6 (8.45%) COBIT
9 6 (8.45%) GDPR
9 6 (8.45%) ISO 22301
9 6 (8.45%) ISO 31000
9 6 (8.45%) JSP 440
10 5 (7.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (1.41%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) Terraform
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.82%) Ansible
4 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.72%) Google
3 9 (12.68%) Cisco
4 5 (7.04%) Juniper
5 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.82%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.82%) Trend Micro
7 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.41%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.41%) Progress
7 1 (1.41%) Splunk