Period
to 19 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months to 19 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 639 489 676
Rank change year-on-year -150 +187 +107
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 109 22 38
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.092% 0.075%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.44% 0.77% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 59 19 36
10th Percentile £51,000 £44,450 £46,125
25th Percentile £55,376 £45,625 £61,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,000 £52,500 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +21.90% -30.00% +25.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £81,500 £83,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +21.05% -26.92% +18.18%

Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 7,565 2,849 6,379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.87% 11.96% 12.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4,939 2,305 4,893
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £61,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.56% +1.67%
75th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials PLUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in London

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in London.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in London

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in London

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS within the London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2022. 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
Central London -32 12 £75,000 +50.00% 6
West London - 9 £64,000 -
South London -22 2 £43,750 +3.55% 1
Cyber Essentials PLUS
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 London region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 109 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 91 (83.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 79 (72.48%) Cybersecurity
4 62 (56.88%) NIST
5 49 (44.95%) Social Skills
6 46 (42.20%) Information Security
7 45 (41.28%) GDPR
7 45 (41.28%) SIEM
8 43 (39.45%) Police
9 39 (35.78%) Smart Meter
10 37 (33.94%) Vulnerability Management
11 36 (33.03%) Finance
12 35 (32.11%) Security Testing
13 30 (27.52%) Banking
14 27 (24.77%) Data Protection
14 27 (24.77%) Azure
15 25 (22.94%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
17 19 (17.43%) Risk Management
18 18 (16.51%) Management Information System
18 18 (16.51%) Microsoft 365
19 17 (15.60%) CISM
19 17 (15.60%) CISSP
20 16 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
21 14 (12.84%) Legal
21 14 (12.84%) ISMS
21 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
21 14 (12.84%) Incident Management
22 13 (11.93%) Supplier Management
23 12 (11.01%) Security Management

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.77%) Azure
2 18 (16.51%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (8.26%) AWS
3 9 (8.26%) GCP
4 4 (3.67%) Mimecast
4 4 (3.67%) Power Automate
4 4 (3.67%) SaaS
5 2 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.83%) IaaS
6 1 (0.92%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.42%) Firewall
2 5 (4.59%) DNS
2 5 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (4.59%) WAN
3 4 (3.67%) Network Security
4 1 (0.92%) DHCP
4 1 (0.92%) LAN
4 1 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.92%) Power BI
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 49 (44.95%) Social Skills
2 43 (39.45%) Police
3 36 (33.03%) Finance
4 30 (27.52%) Banking
5 16 (14.68%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (12.84%) Legal
7 5 (4.59%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.92%) Advertising
8 1 (0.92%) Electronics
8 1 (0.92%) Law
8 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.92%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.92%) Publishing
8 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (31.19%) Analyst
1 34 (31.19%) Architect
1 34 (31.19%) Security Architect
2 23 (21.10%) Security Analyst
3 12 (11.01%) Consultant
3 12 (11.01%) Security Consultant
4 11 (10.09%) Information Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 9 (8.26%) Information Security Analyst
7 7 (6.42%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.50%) Information Manager
8 6 (5.50%) Information Officer
8 6 (5.50%) Security Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Junior
9 4 (3.67%) Junior Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) Junior Security Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) Network Security Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Risk Officer
10 3 (2.75%) Governance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Graph
Miscellaneous
1 39 (35.78%) Smart Meter
2 18 (16.51%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.17%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (8.26%) Private Cloud
5 7 (6.42%) Reinsurance
6 6 (5.50%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (4.59%) Algorithms
7 5 (4.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (3.67%) NHS
9 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.92%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.92%) Life Science
10 1 (0.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.92%) Linux
1 1 (0.92%) Windows
1 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
1 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (72.48%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (42.20%) Information Security
3 45 (41.28%) SIEM
4 37 (33.94%) Vulnerability Management
5 35 (32.11%) Security Testing
6 27 (24.77%) Data Protection
7 25 (22.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (17.43%) Risk Management
9 14 (12.84%) Incident Management
9 14 (12.84%) ISMS
10 13 (11.93%) Supplier Management
11 12 (11.01%) Security Management
12 10 (9.17%) Identity Management
12 10 (9.17%) ITIL
12 10 (9.17%) OWASP
13 9 (8.26%) Cyber Assurance
13 9 (8.26%) Fraud Detection
13 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 9 (8.26%) Privileged Access Management
13 9 (8.26%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.83%) Python
2 1 (0.92%) Bash
2 1 (0.92%) C#
2 1 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (0.92%) Java
2 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.92%) R
2 1 (0.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) CISM
1 17 (15.60%) CISSP
2 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.34%) Degree
4 6 (5.50%) CRISC
5 4 (3.67%) CISMP
5 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.92%) CEH
7 1 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.92%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 1 (0.92%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 91 (83.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 62 (56.88%) NIST
4 45 (41.28%) GDPR
5 9 (8.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (5.50%) PCI DSS
7 5 (4.59%) SLA
8 3 (2.75%) GRC
9 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.92%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.92%) NCSC
System Software
1 6 (5.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.92%) John the Ripper
3 1 (0.92%) Nmap
3 1 (0.92%) QRadar
Vendors
1 20 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.50%) VMware
3 5 (4.59%) Darktrace
3 5 (4.59%) LogRhythm
3 5 (4.59%) Qualys
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle
4 4 (3.67%) ServiceNow
4 4 (3.67%) Sophos
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco
5 1 (0.92%) SAP
5 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds
5 1 (0.92%) Splunk