Period
to 13 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Cyber Essentials skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > London
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 454 567 598
Rank change year-on-year +113 +31 +55
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 110 107 194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.06% 1.96% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 97 100 161
10th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £48,500 £46,250 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,875 £86,250
England median annual salary £53,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -3.64% - -5.17%

Cyber Essentials 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 3,593 5,448 8,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 11.65% 11.60% 13.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,704 4,223 6,137
10th Percentile £40,000 £36,763 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,563 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.20% +4.17% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in London

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in London

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in London over the 6 months to 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in London

Cyber Essentials
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 13 April 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
Central London +88 48 £57,500 -23.33% 5
West London +47 2 £45,000 - 2
South London - 2 £42,250 -
East London +21 1 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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.

1 76 (69.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (67.27%) Information Security
3 64 (58.18%) Cybersecurity
4 34 (30.91%) NIST
5 32 (29.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 29 (26.36%) Firewall
6 29 (26.36%) Penetration Testing
7 28 (25.45%) CISM
8 27 (24.55%) Windows
8 27 (24.55%) Management Information System
9 26 (23.64%) Finance
9 26 (23.64%) PCI DSS
10 25 (22.73%) CISSP
11 20 (18.18%) Cisco
11 20 (18.18%) SIEM
12 19 (17.27%) Vulnerability Management
12 19 (17.27%) Azure
12 19 (17.27%) AWS
12 19 (17.27%) Network Security
12 19 (17.27%) GDPR
13 18 (16.36%) Active Directory
14 17 (15.45%) CISA
14 17 (15.45%) Incident Management
15 16 (14.55%) OWASP
15 16 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
15 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
15 16 (14.55%) Risk Management
16 15 (13.64%) ITIL
16 15 (13.64%) Degree
16 15 (13.64%) Security Operations

Cyber Essentials
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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.91%) CMS
2 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.27%) AWS
1 19 (17.27%) Azure
2 13 (11.82%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (6.36%) IaaS
4 6 (5.45%) SaaS
5 5 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.64%) PaaS
7 2 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.82%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.36%) Firewall
2 19 (17.27%) Network Security
3 13 (11.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 10 (9.09%) DNS
5 5 (4.55%) SSL
5 5 (4.55%) VPN
5 5 (4.55%) WAN
6 4 (3.64%) DHCP
6 4 (3.64%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.73%) LAN
7 3 (2.73%) NAS
7 3 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.82%) Internet
8 2 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.91%) Cisco Firepower
9 1 (0.91%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.91%) GIS
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Burp Suite
2 4 (3.64%) JIRA
General
1 26 (23.64%) Finance
2 8 (7.27%) Legal
3 4 (3.64%) Law
4 1 (0.91%) Games
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (29.09%) Analyst
2 30 (27.27%) Security Analyst
3 16 (14.55%) Security Specialist
4 15 (13.64%) Information Analyst
4 15 (13.64%) Information Security Analyst
5 13 (11.82%) Security Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (7.27%) AWS Specialist
7 8 (7.27%) Information Manager
7 8 (7.27%) IT Analyst
7 8 (7.27%) IT Security Analyst
8 7 (6.36%) IT Manager
9 6 (5.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (5.45%) Information Officer
9 6 (5.45%) Information Security Officer
9 6 (5.45%) Security Officer
10 5 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Specialist
10 5 (4.55%) IT Security Manager
10 5 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.55%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.55%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.36%) Replication
3 6 (5.45%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (3.64%) Clustering
5 4 (3.64%) Public Cloud
5 4 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.73%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.82%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.82%) NHS
8 1 (0.91%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.91%) CMDB
8 1 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.55%) Windows
2 14 (12.73%) Linux
3 11 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.36%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.64%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.73%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (67.27%) Information Security
2 64 (58.18%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (26.36%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (18.18%) SIEM
5 19 (17.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (15.45%) Incident Management
7 16 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (14.55%) OWASP
7 16 (14.55%) Risk Management
8 15 (13.64%) ITIL
8 15 (13.64%) Security Operations
9 14 (12.73%) Analytics
9 14 (12.73%) Data Analytics
9 14 (12.73%) Security Management
10 12 (10.91%) Data Protection
10 12 (10.91%) Decision-Making
10 12 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (10.00%) Business Continuity
11 11 (10.00%) Project Management
11 11 (10.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (25.45%) CISM
2 25 (22.73%) CISSP
3 17 (15.45%) CISA
4 15 (13.64%) Degree
5 12 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (8.18%) SSCP
7 7 (6.36%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 7 (6.36%) CEH
7 7 (6.36%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (5.45%) CRISC
9 5 (4.55%) CCSP
9 5 (4.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 4 (3.64%) CCNA
10 4 (3.64%) CGEIT
10 4 (3.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 4 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.64%) PCI QSA
11 3 (2.73%) CCNP
12 2 (1.82%) GSEC
13 1 (0.91%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (69.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (30.91%) NIST
3 32 (29.09%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 26 (23.64%) PCI DSS
5 19 (17.27%) GDPR
6 8 (7.27%) GRC
7 7 (6.36%) SOC 2
8 6 (5.45%) COBIT
8 6 (5.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (3.64%) NIST 800
10 3 (2.73%) ISO 22301
10 3 (2.73%) ISO 9001
10 3 (2.73%) NCSC
11 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (1.82%) QA
12 1 (0.91%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.91%) ISAE 3402
12 1 (0.91%) ITGC
12 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.91%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.91%) XenApp
4 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (4.55%) Nessus
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 4 (3.64%) SCDPM
4 3 (2.73%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.91%) SCCM
5 1 (0.91%) SCOM
5 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (18.18%) Cisco
2 16 (14.55%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.18%) VMware
4 4 (3.64%) HP
5 3 (2.73%) Aruba
5 3 (2.73%) Barracuda Networks
5 3 (2.73%) Sage
5 3 (2.73%) Synology
5 3 (2.73%) Veeam
6 2 (1.82%) Bloomberg
6 2 (1.82%) Fidessa
6 2 (1.82%) Xero
7 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.91%) Citrix
7 1 (0.91%) Meraki
7 1 (0.91%) ProCurve
7 1 (0.91%) Qualys
7 1 (0.91%) Twitter
7 1 (0.91%) WatchGuard
7 1 (0.91%) Zscaler