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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 24 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 247 229 243
Rank change year-on-year -18 +14 +83
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 105 53 28
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.95% 0.65% 0.38%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.03% 4.54% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 53 38 28
10th Percentile £35,020 £36,250 £33,550
25th Percentile £41,250 £47,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £60,000 £59,000
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +1.69% +12.60%
75th Percentile £65,000 £68,438 £70,000
90th Percentile £84,000 £74,875 £80,825
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,518
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.76% -1.49%

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 2,088 1,167 1,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.90% 14.31% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,324 846 900
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £46,425 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -0.92% +3.17% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 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 -27 58 £60,000 - 7
East Midlands -7 45 £44,750 -18.64% 16
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 78 (74.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (55.24%) Cybersecurity
3 48 (45.71%) Social Skills
4 47 (44.76%) ITIL
5 45 (42.86%) GDPR
5 45 (42.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 43 (40.95%) Microsoft 365
7 41 (39.05%) Information Security
8 36 (34.29%) Azure
8 36 (34.29%) NIST
9 35 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 32 (30.48%) Vulnerability Management
11 29 (27.62%) Service Management
11 29 (27.62%) Finance
12 28 (26.67%) Security Testing
13 27 (25.71%) Service Delivery
14 26 (24.76%) SIEM
15 25 (23.81%) Smart Meter
15 25 (23.81%) Banking
15 25 (23.81%) Public Sector
15 25 (23.81%) Police
16 24 (22.86%) CISSP
17 21 (20.00%) Active Directory
18 18 (17.14%) NCSC
19 17 (16.19%) Migration
19 17 (16.19%) Security Architecture
19 17 (16.19%) AWS
19 17 (16.19%) SaaS
19 17 (16.19%) IaaS
19 17 (16.19%) Security Operations

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 8 (7.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.90%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 43 (40.95%) Microsoft 365
2 36 (34.29%) Azure
3 17 (16.19%) AWS
3 17 (16.19%) IaaS
3 17 (16.19%) SaaS
4 15 (14.29%) Google Workspace
4 15 (14.29%) PaaS
5 11 (10.48%) GCP
6 10 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (7.62%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) VPN
2 10 (9.52%) Firewall
2 10 (9.52%) LAN
3 8 (7.62%) SAN
3 8 (7.62%) WAN
4 6 (5.71%) Network Security
5 3 (2.86%) DHCP
5 3 (2.86%) DNS
5 3 (2.86%) PBX
5 3 (2.86%) VLAN
5 3 (2.86%) WLAN
6 2 (1.90%) BGP
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.90%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.90%) Wireless
7 1 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.67%) Power BI
3 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) Subversion
2 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (45.71%) Social Skills
2 29 (27.62%) Finance
3 25 (23.81%) Banking
3 25 (23.81%) Police
3 25 (23.81%) Public Sector
4 14 (13.33%) Manufacturing
5 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.76%) Automotive
7 2 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (1.90%) Law
7 2 (1.90%) Legal
7 2 (1.90%) Retail
8 1 (0.95%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (27.62%) Architect
2 26 (24.76%) Security Architect
3 18 (17.14%) Analyst
4 15 (14.29%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
4 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Specialist
4 15 (14.29%) Security Analyst
4 15 (14.29%) Technology Specialist
5 8 (7.62%) Information Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) IT Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) IT Manager
6 7 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) IT Support
6 7 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Security Operations Analyst
6 7 (6.67%) Senior IT Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Senior IT Support
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) LAMP
2 1 (0.95%) .NET
2 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.95%) CSS
2 1 (0.95%) HTML
2 1 (0.95%) HTML5
2 1 (0.95%) jQuery
2 1 (0.95%) LDAP
2 1 (0.95%) RESTful
2 1 (0.95%) SAML
2 1 (0.95%) SOAP
2 1 (0.95%) WCF
2 1 (0.95%) WinForms
2 1 (0.95%) XML
2 1 (0.95%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.81%) Smart Meter
2 16 (15.24%) Management Information System
3 13 (12.38%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (11.43%) Data Centre
5 11 (10.48%) IoT
6 7 (6.67%) Clustering
7 4 (3.81%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.86%) Life Science
8 3 (2.86%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.90%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.95%) Digital Signage
10 1 (0.95%) EPoS
10 1 (0.95%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (0.95%) PKI
10 1 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.29%) Windows
2 9 (8.57%) Mac OS
3 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2019
4 5 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.90%) Android
6 2 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.90%) Linux
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (55.24%) Cybersecurity
2 47 (44.76%) ITIL
3 41 (39.05%) Information Security
4 32 (30.48%) Vulnerability Management
5 29 (27.62%) Service Management
6 28 (26.67%) Security Testing
7 27 (25.71%) Service Delivery
8 26 (24.76%) SIEM
9 17 (16.19%) Migration
9 17 (16.19%) Security Architecture
9 17 (16.19%) Security Operations
10 15 (14.29%) Service Design
10 15 (14.29%) Technology Roadmap
11 13 (12.38%) Business Continuity
11 13 (12.38%) OWASP
12 12 (11.43%) Incident Management
12 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (11.43%) Threat Modelling
12 12 (11.43%) TOGAF
13 11 (10.48%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.52%) SQL
2 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.95%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (22.86%) CISSP
2 16 (15.24%) SC Cleared
2 16 (15.24%) Security Cleared
3 15 (14.29%) DBS Check
4 14 (13.33%) Degree
5 11 (10.48%) SANS
6 9 (8.57%) CISM
7 6 (5.71%) CISA
8 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.90%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.90%) CCNA
9 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.95%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.95%) CRISC
10 1 (0.95%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.95%) MCITP
10 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (74.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (42.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 45 (42.86%) GDPR
3 36 (34.29%) NIST
4 18 (17.14%) NCSC
5 10 (9.52%) GRC
6 6 (5.71%) PCI DSS
7 3 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (2.86%) QA
7 3 (2.86%) SOC 2
8 2 (1.90%) IASME
9 1 (0.95%) COBIT
System Software
1 21 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 9 (8.57%) SCCM
2 7 (6.67%) WSUS
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco CME
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.90%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.95%) CASB
4 1 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.24%) VMware
3 15 (14.29%) Google
3 15 (14.29%) NEC
3 15 (14.29%) Northgate
4 8 (7.62%) Veeam
5 5 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (1.90%) Apple
6 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.90%) Samsung
7 1 (0.95%) arcserve
7 1 (0.95%) Aruba
7 1 (0.95%) Kenna
7 1 (0.95%) Meraki
7 1 (0.95%) NetApp
7 1 (0.95%) Qualys
7 1 (0.95%) SolarWinds