Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 350 344
Rank change year-on-year +48 -6 +51
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 61 35 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.49% 0.23% 0.42%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.82% 1.72% 2.89%
Number of salaries quoted 52 29 14
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £53,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.21% +25.88% -39.72%
10th Percentile £31,250 £42,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £63,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% - -8.33%

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 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 2,166 2,029 2,526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.39% 13.28% 14.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,386 1,568 1,776
Midlands median annual salary £44,560 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £64,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the Midlands.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the Midlands over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials
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 within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
West Midlands +67 58 £47,500 +5.56% 1
East Midlands +26 5 £45,000 -17.43% 3
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 47 (77.05%) Information Security
2 45 (73.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (60.66%) PCI DSS
4 29 (47.54%) CISSP
5 26 (42.62%) ITIL
6 25 (40.98%) CISM
6 25 (40.98%) SIEM
7 23 (37.70%) Data Centre
7 23 (37.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 23 (37.70%) Risk Management
8 21 (34.43%) Management Information System
9 19 (31.15%) Firewall
9 19 (31.15%) GDPR
9 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
10 18 (29.51%) Data Security
11 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
12 16 (26.23%) Service Delivery
13 13 (21.31%) CISA
14 12 (19.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (19.67%) Data Protection
15 10 (16.39%) Windows
15 10 (16.39%) Security Architecture
16 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
16 9 (14.75%) VPN
16 9 (14.75%) Cisco
16 9 (14.75%) Security Management
16 9 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
16 9 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
17 8 (13.11%) Information Security Management

Cyber Essentials
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 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) assyst
2 3 (4.92%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) IaaS
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (11.48%) PaaS
1 7 (11.48%) SaaS
2 4 (6.56%) Office 365
3 3 (4.92%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.15%) Firewall
2 9 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
2 9 (14.75%) VPN
3 7 (11.48%) LAN
4 6 (9.84%) WAN
5 3 (4.92%) Internet
5 3 (4.92%) Network Security
5 3 (4.92%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.28%) MPLS
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Legal
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Security Manager
2 23 (37.70%) Information Manager
2 23 (37.70%) Information Security Manager
3 17 (27.87%) Compliance Manager
3 17 (27.87%) Security Compliance Manager
4 13 (21.31%) Information Security Compliance Manager
5 9 (14.75%) Analyst
5 9 (14.75%) Security Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Compliance Officer
6 5 (8.20%) Information Officer
6 5 (8.20%) Information Security Compliance Officer
6 5 (8.20%) Information Security Officer
6 5 (8.20%) Security Compliance Officer
6 5 (8.20%) Security Officer
6 5 (8.20%) Security Specialist
7 4 (6.56%) Information Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Security Advisor
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.70%) Data Centre
2 21 (34.43%) Management Information System
3 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (11.48%) CESG
5 6 (9.84%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (8.20%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (6.56%) Virtual Team
8 3 (4.92%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.64%) Cyberattack
10 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) Windows
2 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (77.05%) Information Security
2 26 (42.62%) ITIL
3 25 (40.98%) SIEM
4 23 (37.70%) Risk Management
5 18 (29.51%) Data Security
6 16 (26.23%) Service Delivery
7 12 (19.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (19.67%) Data Protection
8 10 (16.39%) Security Architecture
9 9 (14.75%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (14.75%) Security Management
10 8 (13.11%) Information Security Management
11 7 (11.48%) Cryptography
11 7 (11.48%) Internal Audit
11 7 (11.48%) Security Operations
12 6 (9.84%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
12 6 (9.84%) ISMS
12 6 (9.84%) ITIL V3
13 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) SQL
1 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (47.54%) CISSP
2 25 (40.98%) CISM
3 19 (31.15%) Security Cleared
4 17 (27.87%) SC Cleared
5 13 (21.31%) CISA
6 7 (11.48%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (6.56%) CCNA
8 4 (6.56%) MCSE
8 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.92%) Degree
9 3 (4.92%) SANS
10 2 (3.28%) CRISC
11 1 (1.64%) CCDP
11 1 (1.64%) CCIE
11 1 (1.64%) CCNP
11 1 (1.64%) CEH
11 1 (1.64%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (73.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (60.66%) PCI DSS
3 23 (37.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 19 (31.15%) GDPR
5 7 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (6.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (6.56%) ISO 31000
8 3 (4.92%) QA
9 2 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (1.64%) IASME
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Firmware
3 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.64%) Docker
4 1 (1.64%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Nessus
1 3 (4.92%) QRadar
2 1 (1.64%) CASB
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 9 (14.75%) Cisco
2 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.84%) VMware
4 3 (4.92%) AlienVault
4 3 (4.92%) Alteryx
4 3 (4.92%) Cognos
4 3 (4.92%) Forcepoint
4 3 (4.92%) Qualys
4 3 (4.92%) Rapid7
4 3 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.92%) Tableau
5 2 (3.28%) F5
6 1 (1.64%) Aruba
6 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.64%) Infoblox
6 1 (1.64%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.64%) Meraki
6 1 (1.64%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.64%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds