Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months to 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 396 298 499
Rank change year-on-year -98 +201 +39
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 61 3 4
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.037% 0.016%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.10% 0.28% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 14 3 4
10th Percentile £40,000 £68,000 £31,275
25th Percentile £40,313 £72,500 £33,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £80,000 £34,500
Median % change year-on-year -34.38% +131.88% -25.41%
75th Percentile £60,000 " £42,313
90th Percentile " " £55,925
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% -

Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 South East with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 2,911 1,075 3,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.07% 13.22% 14.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1,864 852 2,804
10th Percentile £28,575 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
75th Percentile £63,500 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,175
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials PLUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the South East

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in the South East.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the South East

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the South East

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 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
Berkshire -33 40 - - 2
Thames Valley -48 40 - - 2
Surrey - 11 £40,000 - 3
West Sussex - 7 £60,000 -
Sussex - 2 £60,000 -
Hampshire - 1 £67,500 -
Cyber Essentials PLUS
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 South East region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 61 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 61 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 56 (91.80%) Cybersecurity
3 53 (86.89%) NIST
4 51 (83.61%) Social Skills
5 47 (77.05%) Police
5 47 (77.05%) Smart Meter
6 31 (50.82%) SIEM
6 31 (50.82%) Vulnerability Management
6 31 (50.82%) Security Testing
7 30 (49.18%) GDPR
7 30 (49.18%) Risk Management
8 25 (40.98%) Security Cleared
9 24 (39.34%) Data Protection
9 24 (39.34%) Regulatory Compliance
9 24 (39.34%) Cyber Assurance
9 24 (39.34%) Fraud Detection
9 24 (39.34%) Threat Analysis
9 24 (39.34%) Identity Management
10 23 (37.70%) Finance
10 23 (37.70%) Banking
11 17 (27.87%) Degree
12 16 (26.23%) CISSP
12 16 (26.23%) CISM
13 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
14 12 (19.67%) Security Management
15 11 (18.03%) ISMS
16 9 (14.75%) Information Security
17 8 (13.11%) Change Management
18 7 (11.48%) ITIL

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Azure
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft 365
1 4 (6.56%) Power Platform
General
1 51 (83.61%) Social Skills
2 47 (77.05%) Police
3 23 (37.70%) Banking
3 23 (37.70%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (39.34%) Consultant
1 24 (39.34%) Cybersecurity Consultant
1 24 (39.34%) Security Consultant
2 23 (37.70%) Architect
2 23 (37.70%) Security Architect
3 16 (26.23%) Junior
3 16 (26.23%) Junior Consultant
3 16 (26.23%) Junior Security Consultant
4 6 (9.84%) Information Security Advisor
4 6 (9.84%) Security Advisor
5 4 (6.56%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Information Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) IT Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Information Assurance Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 47 (77.05%) Smart Meter
2 14 (22.95%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
1 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (91.80%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (50.82%) Security Testing
2 31 (50.82%) SIEM
2 31 (50.82%) Vulnerability Management
3 30 (49.18%) Risk Management
4 24 (39.34%) Cyber Assurance
4 24 (39.34%) Data Protection
4 24 (39.34%) Fraud Detection
4 24 (39.34%) Identity Management
4 24 (39.34%) Regulatory Compliance
4 24 (39.34%) Threat Analysis
5 12 (19.67%) Security Management
6 11 (18.03%) ISMS
7 9 (14.75%) Information Security
8 8 (13.11%) Change Management
9 7 (11.48%) ITIL
10 6 (9.84%) Business Analysis
10 6 (9.84%) Data Analysis
10 6 (9.84%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (9.84%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (27.87%) Degree
3 16 (26.23%) CISM
3 16 (26.23%) CISSP
4 2 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 61 (100.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (86.89%) NIST
3 30 (49.18%) GDPR
4 6 (9.84%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.64%) NCSC
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.56%) Veeam
1 4 (6.56%) VMware