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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for NCSC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NCSC over the 6 months to 27 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 312 273 272
Rank change year-on-year -39 -1 +76
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 35 17 5
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.31% 0.21% 0.070%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.66% 1.42% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 11 17 5
10th Percentile £41,750 £51,250 £45,900
25th Percentile £50,625 £58,750 £52,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +3.85% -27.78%
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile - £73,500 £81,600
England median annual salary £61,481 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -5.41% -7.14% -

NCSC 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 2,105 1,201 1,083
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 18.90% 14.54% 15.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1,328 867 885
10th Percentile £27,000 £28,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,625 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.16% +5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £68,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - - +10.00%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in the Midlands

NCSC
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for NCSC in the Midlands

NCSC
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing NCSC in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 May 2022.

Salary histogram for NCSC in the Midlands

NCSC
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 NCSC within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 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 -50 21 £72,500 +7.41% 1
East Midlands -23 14 £44,500 -15.24%
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, IT jobs citing NCSC 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 NCSC.

1 21 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
2 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
3 18 (51.43%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (51.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 17 (48.57%) Public Sector
4 17 (48.57%) ITIL
5 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
5 16 (45.71%) Information Security
5 16 (45.71%) Service Design
5 16 (45.71%) NIST
6 15 (42.86%) Technology Roadmap
6 15 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (42.86%) DBS Check
6 15 (42.86%) Google Workspace
6 15 (42.86%) Northgate
6 15 (42.86%) Google
6 15 (42.86%) NEC
6 15 (42.86%) Migration
6 15 (42.86%) Service Management
6 15 (42.86%) Service Delivery
7 13 (37.14%) CISSP
8 12 (34.29%) Public Cloud
9 9 (25.71%) Agile
9 9 (25.71%) Security Architecture
10 7 (20.00%) Manufacturing
11 5 (14.29%) SIEM
11 5 (14.29%) IoT
11 5 (14.29%) Line Management
11 5 (14.29%) Security Auditing

NCSC
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:

Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (42.86%) Google Workspace
3 4 (11.43%) AWS
3 4 (11.43%) Azure
4 2 (5.71%) Azure Sentinel
5 1 (2.86%) Amazon GuardDuty
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) Firewall
1 3 (8.57%) Network Security
2 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.86%) SSH
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
1 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (48.57%) Public Sector
2 7 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (11.43%) Automotive
4 2 (5.71%) Finance
5 1 (2.86%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
1 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Specialist
1 15 (42.86%) Technology Specialist
2 10 (28.57%) Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Cloud Architect
2 10 (28.57%) Security Architect
3 5 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (11.43%) Information Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Information Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Information Assurance Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Information Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Security Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.86%) COM
1 1 (2.86%) CSS
1 1 (2.86%) HTML
1 1 (2.86%) HTML5
1 1 (2.86%) jQuery
1 1 (2.86%) RESTful
1 1 (2.86%) SOAP
1 1 (2.86%) WCF
1 1 (2.86%) WinForms
1 1 (2.86%) WML
1 1 (2.86%) XML
1 1 (2.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Public Cloud
2 5 (14.29%) IoT
3 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.86%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.86%) Blog
4 1 (2.86%) CSOC
4 1 (2.86%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) ITIL
2 16 (45.71%) Information Security
2 16 (45.71%) Service Design
3 15 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (42.86%) Migration
3 15 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 15 (42.86%) Service Management
3 15 (42.86%) Technology Roadmap
4 9 (25.71%) Agile
4 9 (25.71%) Security Architecture
5 5 (14.29%) Line Management
5 5 (14.29%) Security Auditing
5 5 (14.29%) SIEM
5 5 (14.29%) SOAR
6 4 (11.43%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (8.57%) Information Assurance
8 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
8 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C#
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) Python
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
1 19 (54.29%) Security Cleared
2 15 (42.86%) DBS Check
3 13 (37.14%) CISSP
4 4 (11.43%) CEH
5 3 (8.57%) CISA
5 3 (8.57%) CISM
5 3 (8.57%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) GCIH
6 2 (5.71%) GCIA
6 2 (5.71%) GIAC
6 2 (5.71%) GSEC
6 2 (5.71%) SANS
7 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.86%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (60.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (51.43%) Cyber Essentials
3 16 (45.71%) NIST
4 4 (11.43%) GDPR
5 2 (5.71%) IASME
5 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
5 2 (5.71%) SOC 2
6 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Ansible
1 1 (2.86%) Nessus
1 1 (2.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Google
2 15 (42.86%) NEC
2 15 (42.86%) Northgate
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco
3 1 (2.86%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.86%) Rapid7
3 1 (2.86%) Sophos
3 1 (2.86%) Splunk