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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 27 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 302 276 274
Rank change year-on-year -26 -2 +76
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 45 14 3
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.40% 0.17% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.14% 1.17% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 3
10th Percentile £34,772 £35,125 -
25th Percentile £36,250 £36,250 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £50,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% -28.57% +100.00%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 -
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,750 -
England median annual salary £65,000 £45,750 £60,250
% change year-on-year +42.08% -24.07% +41.76%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,105 1,201 1,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.90% 14.54% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,328 867 885
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,625 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £68,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 May 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
West Midlands -31 35 £57,500 +4.55% 2
East Midlands -30 9 £37,500 - 3
Cyber Essentials PLUS
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 45 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 41 (91.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (86.67%) Cybersecurity
4 30 (66.67%) GDPR
5 27 (60.00%) Social Skills
5 27 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 27 (60.00%) Finance
6 26 (57.78%) SIEM
7 25 (55.56%) Security Testing
7 25 (55.56%) Smart Meter
7 25 (55.56%) Police
7 25 (55.56%) NIST
7 25 (55.56%) Banking
8 11 (24.44%) Information Security
8 11 (24.44%) Azure
9 8 (17.78%) Microsoft 365
9 8 (17.78%) ITIL
10 7 (15.56%) CISSP
10 7 (15.56%) Public Sector
11 6 (13.33%) CISM
11 6 (13.33%) Firewall
12 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
12 5 (11.11%) VPN
12 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (11.11%) Security Operations
13 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
13 4 (8.89%) AWS
13 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
14 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (6.67%) Service Management

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 2 (4.44%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Azure
2 8 (17.78%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (8.89%) AWS
4 3 (6.67%) IaaS
5 1 (2.22%) PaaS
5 1 (2.22%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
2 5 (11.11%) VPN
3 3 (6.67%) PBX
4 2 (4.44%) BGP
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.44%) DHCP
4 2 (4.44%) DNS
4 2 (4.44%) LAN
4 2 (4.44%) Network Security
4 2 (4.44%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) VLAN
4 2 (4.44%) Wireless
4 2 (4.44%) WLAN
5 1 (2.22%) MPLS
5 1 (2.22%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (60.00%) Finance
1 27 (60.00%) Social Skills
2 25 (55.56%) Banking
2 25 (55.56%) Police
3 7 (15.56%) Public Sector
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (55.56%) Architect
1 25 (55.56%) Security Architect
2 5 (11.11%) IT Manager
2 5 (11.11%) Service Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Information Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (6.67%) IT Services Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Junior
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Service Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (55.56%) Smart Meter
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Legacy Systems
3 2 (4.44%) Life Science
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.22%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
1 2 (4.44%) Windows
1 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
1 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (86.67%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (60.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 26 (57.78%) SIEM
4 25 (55.56%) Security Testing
5 11 (24.44%) Information Security
6 8 (17.78%) ITIL
7 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (11.11%) Security Operations
7 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.67%) Contract Negotiation
8 3 (6.67%) Cost Reduction
8 3 (6.67%) ISMS
8 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.67%) Service Management
9 2 (4.44%) Agile
9 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.44%) Migration
9 2 (4.44%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) CISSP
2 6 (13.33%) CISM
3 3 (6.67%) CISA
3 3 (6.67%) Degree
3 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 41 (91.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (66.67%) GDPR
4 25 (55.56%) NIST
5 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (2.22%) COBIT
6 1 (2.22%) SOC 2
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco CME
1 2 (4.44%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco