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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 16 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > London
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 676 560 484
Rank change year-on-year -116 -76 +147
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 203 140 58
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.74% 2.10% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 149 124 54
10th Percentile £41,224 £41,250 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,250 £50,563 £48,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £64,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.40% +13.64% -4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £75,625 £76,875
90th Percentile £94,000 £87,500 £85,500
England median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £51,518
% change year-on-year +13.64% +6.76% +3.04%

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 11,700 6,665 3,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 16.47% 14.44% 12.13%
Number of salaries quoted 5,502 4,135 2,442
10th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £40,050
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +6.56%
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% 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 16 August 2022.

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 16 August 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 -55 41 £60,000 -4.00% 13
West London -14 12 £52,000 +4.00% 3
South London -36 10 £46,250 -33.93% 1
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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.

1 157 (77.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 131 (64.53%) Information Security
3 128 (63.05%) Cybersecurity
4 93 (45.81%) Microsoft
5 92 (45.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 89 (43.84%) Azure
7 81 (39.90%) Microsoft 365
8 78 (38.42%) Social Skills
9 70 (34.48%) CISSP
10 54 (26.60%) Penetration Testing
10 54 (26.60%) GDPR
11 52 (25.62%) NIST
11 52 (25.62%) SIEM
11 52 (25.62%) Firewall
12 46 (22.66%) ITIL
13 45 (22.17%) Windows
13 45 (22.17%) PCI DSS
14 43 (21.18%) Incident Response
15 41 (20.20%) Data Protection
15 41 (20.20%) Disaster Recovery
15 41 (20.20%) Finance
15 41 (20.20%) Business Continuity
16 40 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
16 40 (19.70%) Security Operations
17 38 (18.72%) Project Management
18 37 (18.23%) CISM
18 37 (18.23%) Risk Management
19 36 (17.73%) Intrusion Detection
20 35 (17.24%) Active Directory
21 33 (16.26%) AWS

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 18 (8.87%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.43%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.97%) IIS
4 3 (1.48%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 89 (43.84%) Azure
2 81 (39.90%) Microsoft 365
3 33 (16.26%) AWS
4 24 (11.82%) SaaS
5 21 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (10.34%) Mimecast
6 18 (8.87%) GCP
7 14 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (6.40%) Cloudflare
9 11 (5.42%) PaaS
10 10 (4.93%) Firebase
10 10 (4.93%) GitHub
10 10 (4.93%) GitHub Actions
10 10 (4.93%) IaaS
11 8 (3.94%) Azure Sentinel
12 7 (3.45%) OneDrive
13 6 (2.96%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (1.97%) Power Platform
15 3 (1.48%) Google Workspace
16 2 (0.99%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 52 (25.62%) Firewall
2 36 (17.73%) Intrusion Detection
3 33 (16.26%) WAN
4 27 (13.30%) DNS
5 26 (12.81%) DHCP
6 23 (11.33%) Network Security
7 16 (7.88%) LAN
8 15 (7.39%) SSL
9 13 (6.40%) TCP/IP
9 13 (6.40%) VPN
10 10 (4.93%) Wireless
10 10 (4.93%) Wireless Security
11 9 (4.43%) WLAN
12 6 (2.96%) Wireshark
13 5 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.48%) DMARC
14 3 (1.48%) SD-WAN
14 3 (1.48%) VLAN
15 2 (0.99%) Ethernet
16 1 (0.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.97%) Power BI
3 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (4.93%) Git (software)
General
1 78 (38.42%) Social Skills
2 41 (20.20%) Finance
3 20 (9.85%) Organisational Skills
4 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (7.88%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 15 (7.39%) Banking
6 15 (7.39%) Law
6 15 (7.39%) Legal
6 15 (7.39%) Retail
7 10 (4.93%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (3.94%) Influencing Skills
8 8 (3.94%) Manufacturing
9 6 (2.96%) Marketing
9 6 (2.96%) Public Sector
10 4 (1.97%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.99%) Advertising
11 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (19.21%) Analyst
1 39 (19.21%) Security Manager
2 34 (16.75%) Information Manager
2 34 (16.75%) Security Analyst
3 32 (15.76%) Information Security Manager
4 24 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (10.34%) Security Engineer
6 17 (8.37%) Information Analyst
6 17 (8.37%) Information Security Analyst
7 13 (6.40%) Consultant
7 13 (6.40%) IT Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 12 (5.91%) Security Consultant
9 11 (5.42%) DevOps Platform Engineer
9 11 (5.42%) Lead DevOps
10 10 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (4.93%) Head of Security
11 9 (4.43%) Head of Information
11 9 (4.43%) Head of Information Security
12 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Graph
1 2 (0.99%) SAML
2 1 (0.49%) OAuth
2 1 (0.49%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 20 (9.85%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.40%) Cloud Native
4 11 (5.42%) Enterprise Cloud
5 10 (4.93%) Life Science
6 9 (4.43%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (4.43%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.94%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.96%) Blockchain
8 6 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.96%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.97%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.48%) Cyberattack
10 3 (1.48%) Replication
11 2 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.99%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.49%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.49%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 45 (22.17%) Windows
2 29 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 18 (8.87%) Linux
4 17 (8.37%) Windows 10
5 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (1.97%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (64.53%) Information Security
2 128 (63.05%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (26.60%) Penetration Testing
4 52 (25.62%) SIEM
5 46 (22.66%) ITIL
6 43 (21.18%) Incident Response
7 41 (20.20%) Business Continuity
7 41 (20.20%) Data Protection
7 41 (20.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 40 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
8 40 (19.70%) Security Operations
9 38 (18.72%) Project Management
10 37 (18.23%) Risk Management
11 29 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
12 28 (13.79%) DevOps
13 27 (13.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 26 (12.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 25 (12.32%) CI/CD
16 24 (11.82%) Data Privacy
17 23 (11.33%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.37%) Python
2 11 (5.42%) Shell Script
3 10 (4.93%) C
3 10 (4.93%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.96%) SQL
5 2 (0.99%) C#
5 2 (0.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 2 (0.99%) R
Qualifications
1 70 (34.48%) CISSP
2 37 (18.23%) CISM
3 19 (9.36%) CompTIA Security+
4 18 (8.87%) CEH
4 18 (8.87%) Degree
4 18 (8.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (7.88%) GCIA
5 16 (7.88%) GCIH
6 13 (6.40%) SSCP
7 11 (5.42%) CISA
7 11 (5.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (3.94%) CCNA
8 8 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (3.45%) MCSA
9 7 (3.45%) MCSE
10 6 (2.96%) A+ Certification
10 6 (2.96%) ISEB
10 6 (2.96%) LPIC
10 6 (2.96%) MCP
11 5 (2.46%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (77.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 92 (45.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 54 (26.60%) GDPR
4 52 (25.62%) NIST
5 45 (22.17%) PCI DSS
6 21 (10.34%) GRC
7 12 (5.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 11 (5.42%) ISO 9001
9 8 (3.94%) COBIT
9 8 (3.94%) HIPAA
10 5 (2.46%) SOC 2
11 4 (1.97%) IASME
11 4 (1.97%) QA
12 2 (0.99%) Data Quality
12 2 (0.99%) ISO 31000
12 2 (0.99%) SLA
13 1 (0.49%) ISO 9000
13 1 (0.49%) ITGC
13 1 (0.49%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.93%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.96%) Snort
4 6 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.48%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 21 (10.34%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (9.85%) Kubernetes
3 16 (7.88%) QRadar
4 14 (6.90%) SCCM
5 11 (5.42%) Terraform
6 10 (4.93%) Kustomize
6 10 (4.93%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (4.43%) Nessus
7 9 (4.43%) WSUS
8 7 (3.45%) Jamf Pro
9 6 (2.96%) Nmap
9 6 (2.96%) SCVMM
10 5 (2.46%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.97%) CSIRT
11 4 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (45.81%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.32%) Veeam
3 24 (11.82%) VMware
4 19 (9.36%) Google
5 16 (7.88%) IBM
6 10 (4.93%) arcserve
6 10 (4.93%) Cisco
7 8 (3.94%) Sophos
8 7 (3.45%) Adobe
8 7 (3.45%) Apple
8 7 (3.45%) Citrix
9 6 (2.96%) HP
9 6 (2.96%) NetApp
9 6 (2.96%) Proofpoint
9 6 (2.96%) Rapid7
9 6 (2.96%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.46%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (2.46%) McAfee
11 4 (1.97%) Symantec
11 4 (1.97%) Veritas