Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 564 433 647
Rank change year-on-year -131 +214 +50
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 157 47 106
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.18% 1.96% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 121 43 91
10th Percentile £41,250 £43,544 £38,750
25th Percentile £51,250 £48,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - -12.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,250 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -13.04%

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 7,213 2,394 7,269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 14.66% 11.85% 13.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4,516 1,957 5,695
10th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £103,750 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -41 31 £67,500 +32.35% 12
East London - 5 £60,000 - 3
South London - 5 £70,000 - 2
West London -68 3 £50,000 -37.50% 3
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 127 (80.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (64.33%) Information Security
3 98 (62.42%) Cybersecurity
4 72 (45.86%) NIST
5 61 (38.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 48 (30.57%) CISSP
7 45 (28.66%) Social Skills
8 42 (26.75%) GDPR
9 39 (24.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 37 (23.57%) CISM
11 35 (22.29%) Finance
12 34 (21.66%) Azure
13 33 (21.02%) SIEM
13 33 (21.02%) Data Protection
13 33 (21.02%) Risk Management
14 32 (20.38%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (19.11%) PCI DSS
15 30 (19.11%) Management Information System
16 27 (17.20%) Firewall
16 27 (17.20%) ISMS
17 25 (15.92%) Microsoft
18 24 (15.29%) Security Management
18 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (14.65%) Vulnerability Management
20 22 (14.01%) AWS
21 19 (12.10%) Information Security Management
21 19 (12.10%) Microsoft 365
22 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
22 18 (11.46%) Legal
22 18 (11.46%) Disaster Recovery

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 7 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.27%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.55%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.64%) AlphaBridge
2 1 (0.64%) Alphatax
2 1 (0.64%) Farmplan
2 1 (0.64%) KEYPrime
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.66%) Azure
2 22 (14.01%) AWS
3 19 (12.10%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (7.01%) SaaS
5 10 (6.37%) GCP
6 4 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.55%) Mimecast
6 4 (2.55%) PaaS
7 3 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.27%) IaaS
9 1 (0.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.20%) Firewall
2 17 (10.83%) Network Security
3 10 (6.37%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (5.10%) DNS
5 2 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (1.27%) SSL
5 2 (1.27%) WAN
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (0.64%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.64%) VPN
6 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) MySQL
2 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.91%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) Burp Suite
General
1 45 (28.66%) Social Skills
2 35 (22.29%) Finance
3 24 (15.29%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (11.46%) Legal
5 17 (10.83%) Police
6 14 (8.92%) Banking
7 7 (4.46%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (3.18%) Influencing Skills
8 5 (3.18%) Public Sector
9 4 (2.55%) Law
9 4 (2.55%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.27%) Games
10 2 (1.27%) Publishing
10 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.64%) Electronics
11 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.64%) Marketing
11 1 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (25.48%) Analyst
2 33 (21.02%) Security Analyst
3 22 (14.01%) Security Manager
4 21 (13.38%) Consultant
5 20 (12.74%) Information Manager
6 18 (11.46%) Information Security Manager
7 16 (10.19%) Security Consultant
8 14 (8.92%) Information Officer
8 14 (8.92%) Security Engineer
9 11 (7.01%) Security Specialist
10 10 (6.37%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 10 (6.37%) Information Security Officer
10 10 (6.37%) IT Analyst
10 10 (6.37%) IT Security Analyst
10 10 (6.37%) Security Officer
11 9 (5.73%) Information Analyst
11 9 (5.73%) Information Security Engineer
12 8 (5.10%) Cybersecurity Specialist
12 8 (5.10%) Information Security Analyst
12 8 (5.10%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.11%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.28%) Smart Meter
3 11 (7.01%) Data Protection Act
4 8 (5.10%) Reinsurance
5 6 (3.82%) Private Cloud
6 5 (3.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (3.18%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (2.55%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.55%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.91%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.27%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.64%) Life Science
10 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.19%) Windows
2 9 (5.73%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.27%) Linux
3 2 (1.27%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (64.33%) Information Security
2 98 (62.42%) Cybersecurity
3 39 (24.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 33 (21.02%) Data Protection
4 33 (21.02%) Risk Management
4 33 (21.02%) SIEM
5 32 (20.38%) Penetration Testing
6 27 (17.20%) ISMS
7 24 (15.29%) Security Management
8 23 (14.65%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (12.10%) Information Security Management
10 18 (11.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (9.55%) ITIL
11 15 (9.55%) Project Management
12 14 (8.92%) Security Operations
12 14 (8.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 13 (8.28%) Business Continuity
13 13 (8.28%) Computer Science
13 13 (8.28%) Data Privacy
14 12 (7.64%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.91%) Java
3 1 (0.64%) C
3 1 (0.64%) Go
3 1 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (30.57%) CISSP
2 37 (23.57%) CISM
3 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
4 16 (10.19%) Degree
5 10 (6.37%) SSCP
6 9 (5.73%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (4.46%) CISA
7 7 (4.46%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.82%) CEH
8 6 (3.82%) CRISC
9 5 (3.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.55%) MCSA
11 3 (1.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (1.91%) APMP
11 3 (1.91%) CCSP
11 3 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (1.91%) GIAC
12 2 (1.27%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (80.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (45.86%) NIST
3 61 (38.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 42 (26.75%) GDPR
5 30 (19.11%) PCI DSS
6 11 (7.01%) IASME
6 11 (7.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (6.37%) NCSC
8 9 (5.73%) GRC
9 6 (3.82%) SLA
10 3 (1.91%) PMBOK
10 3 (1.91%) SOC 2
11 2 (1.27%) ISO 22301
11 2 (1.27%) ISO 31000
11 2 (1.27%) NIST 800
11 2 (1.27%) PSD2
11 2 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.64%) COSO
12 1 (0.64%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.27%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.91%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.91%) Nessus
1 3 (1.91%) QRadar
2 2 (1.27%) DatAdvantage
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.64%) John the Ripper
3 1 (0.64%) Nmap
3 1 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (15.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.82%) Darktrace
3 5 (3.18%) Cisco
4 4 (2.55%) LogRhythm
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle
4 4 (2.55%) Palo Alto
4 4 (2.55%) Qualys
4 4 (2.55%) VMware
5 2 (1.27%) CheckPoint
5 2 (1.27%) FireEye
5 2 (1.27%) Google
5 2 (1.27%) Meraki
5 2 (1.27%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.27%) Sophos
5 2 (1.27%) Thycotic
5 2 (1.27%) Varonis
5 2 (1.27%) WatchGuard
6 1 (0.64%) Sage
6 1 (0.64%) SAP
6 1 (0.64%) SonicWALL