Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > Midlands
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 292 308 356
Rank change year-on-year +16 +48 -1
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 41 65 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.36% 0.50% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.50% 2.95% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 34 56 31
Midlands median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +23.53%
10th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £42,000
90th Percentile £88,500 £58,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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 1,643 2,203 2,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 14.56% 16.82% 13.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,337 1,404 1,580
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £44,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.49% +1.14% +3.53%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -

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 5 December 2019.

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 5 December 2019. 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 -7 34 £52,500 +7.69% 10
East Midlands +18 7 £67,500 +50.00% 2
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2019, 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 27 (65.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (60.98%) Information Security
3 21 (51.22%) Cybersecurity
4 19 (46.34%) SIEM
5 18 (43.90%) CISSP
6 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
6 14 (34.15%) Office 365
6 14 (34.15%) Azure
7 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
7 13 (31.71%) Management Information System
8 12 (29.27%) Windows
8 12 (29.27%) CISM
8 12 (29.27%) Firewall
8 12 (29.27%) PCI DSS
9 11 (26.83%) Finance
10 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
10 10 (24.39%) SANS
11 9 (21.95%) CompTIA Security+
11 9 (21.95%) ITIL
11 9 (21.95%) Security Management
12 8 (19.51%) Penetration Testing
12 8 (19.51%) GDPR
12 8 (19.51%) NIST
12 8 (19.51%) AWS
12 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (19.51%) Public Sector
13 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
13 7 (17.07%) ISMS
13 7 (17.07%) CEH

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 (7.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 14 (34.15%) Azure
1 14 (34.15%) Office 365
2 8 (19.51%) AWS
3 6 (14.63%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (12.20%) PaaS
5 4 (9.76%) IaaS
5 4 (9.76%) SaaS
6 3 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (7.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.44%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) Firewall
2 6 (14.63%) SAN
3 3 (7.32%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.44%) DHCP
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
5 1 (2.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Chocolatey
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 8 (19.51%) Public Sector
3 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.88%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Security Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Security Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Head of Security
4 4 (9.76%) Information Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Security Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Security Officer
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Azure Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Information Officer
5 3 (7.32%) Information Security Officer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Security Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) PC Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) PC Support
5 3 (7.32%) PC Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (9.76%) Cyberattack
3 4 (9.76%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (9.76%) NHS
3 4 (9.76%) Virtual Team
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.32%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) CESG
5 2 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Unix
3 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
3 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Information Security
2 21 (51.22%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (46.34%) SIEM
4 10 (24.39%) Risk Management
5 9 (21.95%) ITIL
5 9 (21.95%) Security Management
6 8 (19.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (19.51%) Penetration Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (17.07%) Identity Management
7 7 (17.07%) ISMS
8 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
8 6 (14.63%) Data Protection
8 6 (14.63%) Validation
8 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (12.20%) Internal Audit
9 5 (12.20%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (12.20%) Remediation Plan
9 5 (12.20%) Runbook
9 5 (12.20%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) Java
2 1 (2.44%) Perl
2 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (43.90%) CISSP
2 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
3 12 (29.27%) CISM
4 10 (24.39%) SANS
5 9 (21.95%) CompTIA Security+
6 7 (17.07%) CEH
6 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (17.07%) Degree
6 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
7 6 (14.63%) CCNA
7 6 (14.63%) CCNP
8 5 (12.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (12.20%) JNCIA
8 5 (12.20%) Network+ Certification
8 5 (12.20%) OSCP
8 5 (12.20%) Tigerscheme
9 3 (7.32%) CISA
9 3 (7.32%) SSCP
10 2 (4.88%) CISMP
10 2 (4.88%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (65.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (29.27%) PCI DSS
3 8 (19.51%) GDPR
3 8 (19.51%) NIST
4 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (9.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (9.76%) NCSC
6 3 (7.32%) ISO 22301
7 2 (4.88%) COBIT
7 2 (4.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (4.88%) JSP 440
7 2 (4.88%) PA-DSS
8 1 (2.44%) BS25999
8 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Firmware
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (12.20%) CSIRT
3 3 (7.32%) AirWatch
3 3 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.32%) QRadar
3 3 (7.32%) SCCM
3 3 (7.32%) Terraform
4 2 (4.88%) Nessus
5 1 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco
2 6 (14.63%) McAfee
3 5 (12.20%) Google
3 5 (12.20%) Juniper
4 4 (9.76%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Apple
5 3 (7.32%) ArcSight
5 3 (7.32%) Becrypt
5 3 (7.32%) Dell
5 3 (7.32%) NetWitness
5 3 (7.32%) Samsung
5 3 (7.32%) Splunk
6 2 (4.88%) BeyondTrust
6 2 (4.88%) CA
6 2 (4.88%) Centrify
6 2 (4.88%) CyberArk
6 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 2 (4.88%) Thycotic
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix