Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > Midlands
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 316 368
Rank change year-on-year +38 +52 -26
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 35 48 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.35% 0.39% 0.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.36% 2.05% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 33 45 23
Midlands median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +30.68% +3.53%
10th Percentile £29,050 £32,500 £37,400
90th Percentile £88,550 £72,500 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year - -5.17% +0.87%

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 1,486 2,337 2,114
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.96% 19.18% 13.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1,251 1,485 1,614
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +4.05% +1.76%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,950 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,175
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 29 February 2020.

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 29 February 2020. 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 +42 23 £47,500 -17.39% 3
East Midlands +27 11 £67,500 +64.50% 8
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, 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 25 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (62.86%) Information Security
3 14 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 14 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (37.14%) CISSP
5 12 (34.29%) GDPR
6 11 (31.43%) Office 365
6 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (31.43%) Azure
7 10 (28.57%) Data Protection
7 10 (28.57%) CISM
7 10 (28.57%) SIEM
8 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
8 9 (25.71%) ISMS
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) Windows
9 8 (22.86%) Firewall
9 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
10 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
10 7 (20.00%) Legal
10 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (17.14%) NIST
11 6 (17.14%) Finance
11 6 (17.14%) HP
11 6 (17.14%) Dell
11 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
11 6 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (14.29%) AWS
12 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Azure
1 11 (31.43%) Office 365
2 5 (14.29%) AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (8.57%) IaaS
3 3 (8.57%) OneDrive
3 3 (8.57%) SaaS
4 2 (5.71%) PaaS
5 1 (2.86%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (5.71%) Broadband
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) NAS
4 2 (5.71%) SMTP
4 2 (5.71%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Chocolatey
2 2 (5.71%) WinDbg
General
1 7 (20.00%) Legal
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Public Sector
4 2 (5.71%) Electronics
4 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.71%) Marketing
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Information Manager
1 6 (17.14%) Information Security Manager
1 6 (17.14%) Security Manager
2 5 (14.29%) Consultant
2 5 (14.29%) Head of Information
2 5 (14.29%) Head of Information Security
2 5 (14.29%) Head of Security
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) PC Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) PC Support
3 4 (11.43%) PC Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Security Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Security Specialist
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Information Security Specialist
4 3 (8.57%) Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (8.57%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.57%) Private Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Cyberattack
4 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.71%) Handset
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
2 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Information Security
2 14 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 10 (28.57%) SIEM
4 9 (25.71%) ISMS
5 8 (22.86%) ITIL
6 7 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (20.00%) Risk Management
7 6 (17.14%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (14.29%) Decision-Making
8 5 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (11.43%) Change Control
9 4 (11.43%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
9 4 (11.43%) DevOps
9 4 (11.43%) Identity Management
9 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (8.57%) Data Security
10 3 (8.57%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) VBScript
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Perl
3 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) CISSP
2 10 (28.57%) CISM
3 5 (14.29%) OSCP
3 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) Tigerscheme
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 3 (8.57%) CCNP
5 3 (8.57%) CEH
5 3 (8.57%) CHECK Team Leader
5 3 (8.57%) CHECK Team Member
5 3 (8.57%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (8.57%) CREST Certified
5 3 (8.57%) ECSA
5 3 (8.57%) SANS
6 2 (5.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.71%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (71.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 12 (34.29%) GDPR
4 6 (17.14%) NIST
5 5 (14.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 3 (8.57%) NCSC
7 2 (5.71%) JSP 440
7 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (5.71%) SLA
8 1 (2.86%) COBIT
8 1 (2.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (11.43%) AirWatch
2 4 (11.43%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (11.43%) SCCM
3 3 (8.57%) Terraform
4 1 (2.86%) CSIRT
4 1 (2.86%) Nessus
4 1 (2.86%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Dell
2 6 (17.14%) HP
3 4 (11.43%) Apple
3 4 (11.43%) Becrypt
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) McAfee
3 4 (11.43%) Samsung
4 2 (5.71%) BeyondTrust
4 2 (5.71%) CA
4 2 (5.71%) Centrify
4 2 (5.71%) CyberArk
4 2 (5.71%) Google
4 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Thycotic
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) Qualys
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy
5 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.86%) Splunk