Period
to 14 July 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 14 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > Midlands
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 221 318 330
Rank change year-on-year +97 +12 +26
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 24 36 75
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.41% 0.30% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.77% 1.87% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 27 34 43
Median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -18.18%
10th Percentile £34,600 £32,500 £41,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £74,625 £58,750
England median annual salary £51,259 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.52% -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 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 866 1,928 2,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.94% 15.95% 14.13%
Number of salaries quoted 693 1,364 1,501
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £25,400 £24,575 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in the Midlands

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the Midlands over the 6 months to 14 July 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 14 July 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 +90 15 £65,000 +23.81%
East Midlands +63 9 £50,000 +27.28%
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 20 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (54.17%) Windows
3 12 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (45.83%) Linux
5 10 (41.67%) CREST Certified
5 10 (41.67%) PCI DSS
5 10 (41.67%) Splunk
5 10 (41.67%) SIEM
6 9 (37.50%) Information Security
7 8 (33.33%) ISO 9001
7 8 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
7 8 (33.33%) Network Architecture
7 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) Mac OS
7 8 (33.33%) AlienVault
7 8 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (33.33%) Cyberattack
7 8 (33.33%) LogRhythm
8 7 (29.17%) Firewall
8 7 (29.17%) GDPR
9 5 (20.83%) Decision-Making
9 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco
9 5 (20.83%) CISSP
9 5 (20.83%) CISM
9 5 (20.83%) Office 365
9 5 (20.83%) ISMS
10 4 (16.67%) PowerShell

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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 4 (16.67%) Azure
3 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) Broadband
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) SMTP
4 2 (8.33%) SNMP
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) PSTN
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) WinDbg
General
1 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Information Officer
2 3 (12.50%) Information Security Officer
2 3 (12.50%) Security Officer
3 2 (8.33%) Head of Information
3 2 (8.33%) Head of Information Security
3 2 (8.33%) Head of Security
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) IT Security Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Information Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Cyberattack
1 8 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (12.50%) Handset
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Mac OS
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 12 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 10 (41.67%) SIEM
3 9 (37.50%) Information Security
4 8 (33.33%) Digital Forensics
4 8 (33.33%) Network Architecture
5 5 (20.83%) Decision-Making
5 5 (20.83%) ISMS
6 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
8 2 (8.33%) DevOps
8 2 (8.33%) High Availability
8 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) OWASP
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (8.33%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) CREST Certified
2 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) CISM
3 5 (20.83%) CISSP
4 3 (12.50%) DBS Check
5 2 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (8.33%) CCSP
5 2 (8.33%) CEH
5 2 (8.33%) CHECK Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) CHECK Team Member
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.33%) ECSA
5 2 (8.33%) OSCP
5 2 (8.33%) SANS
5 2 (8.33%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (83.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (41.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (33.33%) ISO 9001
4 7 (29.17%) GDPR
5 3 (12.50%) SLA
6 2 (8.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (8.33%) NCSC
7 1 (4.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (4.17%) NIST
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (8.33%) QRadar
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Splunk
2 8 (33.33%) AlienVault
2 8 (33.33%) LogRhythm
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
5 2 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Adobe
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) ESET
6 1 (4.17%) Freshdesk
6 1 (4.17%) VMware