Period
to 5 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
England > North West
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 242 317 357
Rank change year-on-year +75 +40 -
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 9 16 1
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 0.15% 0.16% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.15% 1.04% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 6 13 1
Median annual salary £54,350 £74,327 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.88% +65.17% -
England median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £68,750
% change year-on-year -7.14% +1.82% +129.17%

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 North West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 782 1,541 1,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.89% 15.15% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 595 996 1,135
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +17.33%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,375 £23,850
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £65,750
England median annual salary £54,250 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.50% - +5.26%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in the North West

NCSC
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for NCSC in the North West

NCSC
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing NCSC in the North West over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for NCSC in the North West

NCSC
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NCSC within the North West region over the 6 months to 5 June 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
Manchester +62 9 £54,350 -26.88%
NCSC
England

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for NCSC.

1 8 (88.89%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
3 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
4 4 (44.44%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Information Security
4 4 (44.44%) CEH
4 4 (44.44%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (44.44%) NIST
5 3 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (33.33%) Tech Ops
5 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
5 3 (33.33%) MBCS
5 3 (33.33%) Resource Management
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) CISA
5 3 (33.33%) CISM
5 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) MCSE
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) CISSP
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP

NCSC
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (22.22%) AWS
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
2 2 (22.22%) PaaS
2 2 (22.22%) SaaS
3 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (11.11%) AWS CodeDeploy
3 1 (11.11%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless Security
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Operational Security Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Operations Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Security Manager
1 3 (33.33%) Security Operations Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Auditor
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Lead Security Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architect
2 2 (22.22%) SOC Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Product Owner
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (22.22%) Cyberattack
2 2 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (55.56%) Risk Management
2 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
3 4 (44.44%) Information Security
4 3 (33.33%) Commercial Awareness
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (33.33%) High Availability
4 3 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 3 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Resource Management
4 3 (33.33%) Security Hardening
4 3 (33.33%) Tech Ops
4 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (22.22%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Informatics
5 2 (22.22%) Information Assurance
5 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Automation
5 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
5 2 (22.22%) Threat Intelligence
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CEH
1 4 (44.44%) CESG Certified Professional
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
2 3 (33.33%) CISA
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) CISM
2 3 (33.33%) CISSP
2 3 (33.33%) MBCS
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) RHCSA
3 2 (22.22%) CCSP
3 2 (22.22%) CREST Certified
4 1 (11.11%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (44.44%) NIST
3 2 (22.22%) COBIT
3 2 (22.22%) NIST 800
3 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco