Period
to 28 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > South East
6 months to
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 283 261 457
Rank change year-on-year -22 +196 -5
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 173 24 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 6.26% 2.36% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 112 12 48
10th Percentile £34,000 " £26,975
25th Percentile £40,500 £50,000 £34,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £67,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% +50.00% -20.35%
75th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £79,500 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £51,250
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -10.87%

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 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 2,762 1,019 3,735
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.69% 12.87% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,761 814 2,808
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,750 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,075
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the South East

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in the South East

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the South East over the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the South East

Cyber Essentials
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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 28 September 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
Thames Valley -17 94 £55,000 -31.25% 4
Berkshire -23 52 £65,000 -18.75% 3
Surrey -43 43 £47,000 -31.64% 4
Oxfordshire - 30 £55,000 - 1
West Sussex - 29 £46,000 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 12 £53,000 -
Hampshire -111 4 £71,250 +14.00% 1
Sussex - 2 £60,000 -
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 135 (78.03%) Cybersecurity
2 128 (73.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 102 (58.96%) Social Skills
4 79 (45.66%) Information Security
5 74 (42.77%) NIST
6 64 (36.99%) Management Information System
7 63 (36.42%) Degree
7 63 (36.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 61 (35.26%) Security Cleared
9 49 (28.32%) Windows
10 47 (27.17%) Risk Management
10 47 (27.17%) Smart Meter
10 47 (27.17%) Police
11 44 (25.43%) Vulnerability Management
12 43 (24.86%) Security Testing
13 42 (24.28%) ITIL
13 42 (24.28%) Project Management
14 41 (23.70%) Microsoft
15 39 (22.54%) GDPR
16 38 (21.97%) PRINCE2
16 38 (21.97%) SIEM
17 36 (20.81%) SC Cleared
18 35 (20.23%) CISSP
18 35 (20.23%) CISM
19 33 (19.08%) Finance
19 33 (19.08%) Windows Server
20 32 (18.50%) VMware
20 32 (18.50%) Self-Motivation
21 31 (17.92%) Identity Management
21 31 (17.92%) Data Protection

Cyber Essentials
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 11 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.31%) SAS
2 4 (2.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.87%) Microsoft 365
2 16 (9.25%) Azure
3 9 (5.20%) AWS
4 7 (4.05%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.89%) Google Workspace
6 4 (2.31%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.62%) Firewall
2 4 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (2.31%) Telepresence
3 2 (1.16%) Network Security
4 1 (0.58%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) GIS
General
1 102 (58.96%) Social Skills
2 47 (27.17%) Police
3 33 (19.08%) Finance
4 26 (15.03%) Legal
5 23 (13.29%) Banking
6 22 (12.72%) Public Sector
7 19 (10.98%) Influencing Skills
8 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
9 8 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (2.89%) Games
11 3 (1.73%) Electronics
11 3 (1.73%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.73%) Marketing
12 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (30.06%) Consultant
2 32 (18.50%) Security Consultant
3 25 (14.45%) Analyst
4 24 (13.87%) Architect
4 24 (13.87%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 23 (13.29%) IT Manager
5 23 (13.29%) Security Architect
6 22 (12.72%) Technical Consultant
7 18 (10.40%) Junior
7 18 (10.40%) Junior Consultant
7 18 (10.40%) Junior Security Consultant
8 17 (9.83%) Security Analyst
9 11 (6.36%) Support Engineer
10 9 (5.20%) Information Analyst
10 9 (5.20%) Information Security Analyst
11 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) Network Support
11 8 (4.62%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (4.62%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 64 (36.99%) Management Information System
2 47 (27.17%) Smart Meter
3 32 (18.50%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (9.83%) Driving Licence
5 15 (8.67%) Data Centre
6 11 (6.36%) Replication
7 5 (2.89%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.31%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.73%) CMDB
9 3 (1.73%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.58%) Contactless
10 1 (0.58%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.32%) Windows
2 33 (19.08%) Windows Server
3 19 (10.98%) Linux
4 7 (4.05%) Unix
5 5 (2.89%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.31%) Android
6 4 (2.31%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.31%) VMS
6 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.58%) CentOS
7 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (78.03%) Cybersecurity
2 79 (45.66%) Information Security
3 47 (27.17%) Risk Management
4 44 (25.43%) Vulnerability Management
5 43 (24.86%) Security Testing
6 42 (24.28%) ITIL
6 42 (24.28%) Project Management
7 38 (21.97%) PRINCE2
7 38 (21.97%) SIEM
8 31 (17.92%) Data Protection
8 31 (17.92%) Identity Management
9 30 (17.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (16.18%) Business Analysis
10 28 (16.18%) Network Management
10 28 (16.18%) Technical Architecture
11 26 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (14.45%) Business Case
12 25 (14.45%) ITSM
12 25 (14.45%) Service Management
13 24 (13.87%) Fraud Detection
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.89%) C
1 5 (2.89%) SQL
2 4 (2.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 63 (36.42%) Degree
2 61 (35.26%) Security Cleared
3 36 (20.81%) SC Cleared
4 35 (20.23%) CISM
4 35 (20.23%) CISSP
5 10 (5.78%) CEH
5 10 (5.78%) FFIEC
6 7 (4.05%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (3.47%) CISA
8 5 (2.89%) CGEIT
8 5 (2.89%) CRISC
9 3 (1.73%) HND
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.58%) GIAC
11 1 (0.58%) GPEN
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (73.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (42.77%) NIST
3 63 (36.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 39 (22.54%) GDPR
5 23 (13.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 21 (12.14%) SLA
7 20 (11.56%) PCI DSS
8 11 (6.36%) NIST 800
9 5 (2.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (2.31%) GRC
11 3 (1.73%) QA
12 2 (1.16%) NCSC
12 2 (1.16%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.58%) COBIT
13 1 (0.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.58%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.58%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.58%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (11.56%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.36%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (3.47%) BitLocker
5 4 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (4.05%) SCCM
3 4 (2.31%) IBM BigFix
3 4 (2.31%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.16%) Nessus
5 1 (0.58%) Ansible
5 1 (0.58%) Packer
5 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (23.70%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.50%) VMware
3 24 (13.87%) SAP
4 12 (6.94%) Google
5 11 (6.36%) Dell Compellent
6 6 (3.47%) Qualys
7 5 (2.89%) Cisco
7 5 (2.89%) Oracle
8 4 (2.31%) Ariba
8 4 (2.31%) Avaya
8 4 (2.31%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.31%) CyberArk
8 4 (2.31%) FireEye
8 4 (2.31%) IBM
8 4 (2.31%) Polycom
8 4 (2.31%) Siemens
8 4 (2.31%) Symantec
8 4 (2.31%) Veeam
8 4 (2.31%) Xerox
9 2 (1.16%) AlienVault