Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > Midlands
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 259 195 306
Rank change year-on-year -64 +111 -9
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 66 15 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.62% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.79% 2.57% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 54 14 27
10th Percentile £34,469 £43,425 £36,200
25th Percentile £51,250 £60,625 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £67,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £69,375
90th Percentile £72,500 " £75,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,727
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.17% -8.30%

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 1,741 583 1,692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 16.28% 14.45% 15.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,240 459 1,325
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £54,299
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £66,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% 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 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 -70 47 £60,000 -11.11% 12
East Midlands -64 19 £60,000 +20.00% 4
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 51 (77.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (48.48%) Information Security
4 26 (39.39%) NIST
4 26 (39.39%) Social Skills
5 25 (37.88%) SIEM
6 24 (36.36%) CISSP
7 23 (34.85%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (33.33%) GDPR
8 22 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 21 (31.82%) PCI DSS
10 20 (30.30%) Azure
10 20 (30.30%) CISM
11 18 (27.27%) Risk Management
12 17 (25.76%) Management Information System
12 17 (25.76%) Firewall
12 17 (25.76%) Microsoft 365
13 13 (19.70%) ISMS
13 13 (19.70%) Identity Management
13 13 (19.70%) Security Management
14 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
14 12 (18.18%) Degree
14 12 (18.18%) Security Testing
14 12 (18.18%) Police
15 11 (16.67%) Data Protection
15 11 (16.67%) Finance
16 10 (15.15%) Legal
16 10 (15.15%) Windows
16 10 (15.15%) Smart Meter
17 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement

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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) Azure
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (10.61%) AWS
3 7 (10.61%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.55%) SaaS
5 2 (3.03%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.52%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.52%) IaaS
6 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.76%) Firewall
2 6 (9.09%) LAN
2 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.09%) VoIP
3 5 (7.58%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) BGP
4 4 (6.06%) DMZ
4 4 (6.06%) Network Security
5 3 (4.55%) DHCP
5 3 (4.55%) DNS
5 3 (4.55%) HSRP
5 3 (4.55%) OSPF
5 3 (4.55%) RTP
5 3 (4.55%) SD-WAN
5 3 (4.55%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (4.55%) VPN
5 3 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (3.03%) VLAN
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.52%) Power BI
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (39.39%) Social Skills
2 12 (18.18%) Police
3 11 (16.67%) Finance
4 10 (15.15%) Legal
5 6 (9.09%) Law
6 4 (6.06%) Banking
6 4 (6.06%) Public Sector
7 3 (4.55%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (3.03%) Retail
8 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.52%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (19.70%) Consultant
2 12 (18.18%) Head of Security
3 10 (15.15%) Head of Information Security
3 10 (15.15%) Security Consultant
4 9 (13.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 9 (13.64%) Security Manager
5 7 (10.61%) Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 7 (10.61%) Security Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Information Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Information Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Security Specialist
8 4 (6.06%) Information Security Officer
8 4 (6.06%) Junior
8 4 (6.06%) Junior Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Security Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) ISPF
2 1 (1.52%) NLTK
2 1 (1.52%) NumPy
2 1 (1.52%) Pandas
2 1 (1.52%) scikit-learn
2 1 (1.52%) SciPy
2 1 (1.52%) Seaborn
2 1 (1.52%) SpaCy
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.15%) Smart Meter
3 6 (9.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (6.06%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.03%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.52%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.52%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.15%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2019
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.52%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (59.09%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (48.48%) Information Security
3 25 (37.88%) SIEM
4 23 (34.85%) Vulnerability Management
5 18 (27.27%) Risk Management
6 13 (19.70%) Identity Management
6 13 (19.70%) ISMS
6 13 (19.70%) Security Management
7 12 (18.18%) Security Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Data Protection
9 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (13.64%) Security Operations
10 8 (12.12%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (12.12%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (10.61%) Business Continuity
11 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
11 7 (10.61%) ITIL
11 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
11 7 (10.61%) Supplier Management
11 7 (10.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) SQL
1 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) CISSP
2 20 (30.30%) CISM
3 12 (18.18%) Degree
3 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.61%) CEH
4 7 (10.61%) CISA
4 7 (10.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.06%) CCNA
7 3 (4.55%) CASP
7 3 (4.55%) CCNP
7 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.55%) SSCP
8 2 (3.03%) CRISC
8 2 (3.03%) IRCA
8 2 (3.03%) MCITP
8 2 (3.03%) MCSE
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.03%) PCI QSA
8 2 (3.03%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (77.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (39.39%) NIST
3 22 (33.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 22 (33.33%) GDPR
4 21 (31.82%) PCI DSS
5 8 (12.12%) GRC
6 5 (7.58%) COBIT
7 3 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (4.55%) NCSC
7 3 (4.55%) PMO
7 3 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (3.03%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (3.03%) COSO
8 2 (3.03%) SLA
9 1 (1.52%) IASME
9 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (3.03%) Nessus
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco CME
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.52%) QRadar
2 1 (1.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.61%) Cisco
2 7 (10.61%) Google
3 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
3 5 (7.58%) Qualys
3 5 (7.58%) Rapid7
4 3 (4.55%) Aruba
4 3 (4.55%) Meraki
4 3 (4.55%) Palo Alto
4 3 (4.55%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.52%) Intel
6 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.52%) Veeam