Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > South East
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 350 440 474
Rank change year-on-year +90 +34 +34
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 46 77 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.09% 2.06% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 40 57 48
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.46% -29.57% +35.29%
10th Percentile £46,250 £32,500 £32,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% +4.35%

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 2,201 3,730 3,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.64% 14.22% 13.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,661 2,879 3,151
Median annual salary £51,518 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.04% +6.38% +10.59%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,327 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £71,250 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 31 May 2020.

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 31 May 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
East Sussex +42 22 £50,000 -
Thames Valley +48 13 £51,518 +47.19%
Hampshire +68 9 £47,500 +5.56%
Oxfordshire +25 9 £51,518 +14.48%
Berkshire +44 3 £70,000 +100.00%
Surrey +32 2 £70,000 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire +24 1 £80,000 +128.57%
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 44 (95.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 38 (82.61%) Information Security
3 35 (76.09%) CISM
4 34 (73.91%) Cybersecurity
5 31 (67.39%) CISSP
6 29 (63.04%) Security Cleared
7 22 (47.83%) SC Cleared
7 22 (47.83%) Risk Management
8 21 (45.65%) JSP 440
8 21 (45.65%) RMADS
8 21 (45.65%) Cyberthreat
9 20 (43.48%) Information Assurance
10 19 (41.30%) CRISC
10 19 (41.30%) CESG Certified Professional
11 17 (36.96%) GDPR
11 17 (36.96%) Firewall
12 14 (30.43%) Windows
13 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
13 13 (28.26%) Legal
14 12 (26.09%) Linux
14 12 (26.09%) Data Protection
14 12 (26.09%) Data Protection Act
15 10 (21.74%) TOGAF
16 9 (19.57%) Penetration Testing
16 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
16 9 (19.57%) CISA
17 8 (17.39%) Information Security Management
17 8 (17.39%) Security Management
17 8 (17.39%) Online Security
17 8 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection

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 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) Azure
3 3 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) Firewall
2 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (8.70%) Broadband
4 4 (8.70%) DNS
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (6.52%) DHCP
5 3 (6.52%) NAS
5 3 (6.52%) SAN
5 3 (6.52%) SMTP
5 3 (6.52%) SNMP
6 1 (2.17%) DMZ
6 1 (2.17%) IPsec
6 1 (2.17%) Network Security
6 1 (2.17%) PSTN
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) WinDbg
General
1 13 (28.26%) Legal
2 5 (10.87%) Public Sector
3 4 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (56.52%) Security Manager
2 22 (47.83%) IT Manager
2 22 (47.83%) IT Security Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) IT Security Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Risk Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) ICT Architect
5 2 (4.35%) ICT Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Information Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 21 (45.65%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (26.09%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (8.70%) Handset
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (2.17%) PKI
6 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Linux
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (82.61%) Information Security
2 34 (73.91%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (47.83%) Risk Management
4 20 (43.48%) Information Assurance
5 12 (26.09%) Data Protection
6 10 (21.74%) TOGAF
7 9 (19.57%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Forensic Analysis
8 8 (17.39%) Information Governance
8 8 (17.39%) Information Management
8 8 (17.39%) Information Security Management
8 8 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (17.39%) Online Security
8 8 (17.39%) Security Management
8 8 (17.39%) Security Patching
8 8 (17.39%) Server Hardening
8 8 (17.39%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (13.04%) ITIL
10 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
10 5 (10.87%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (76.09%) CISM
2 31 (67.39%) CISSP
3 29 (63.04%) Security Cleared
4 22 (47.83%) SC Cleared
5 19 (41.30%) CESG Certified Professional
5 19 (41.30%) CRISC
6 9 (19.57%) CISA
7 8 (17.39%) Degree
8 4 (8.70%) DBS Check
9 2 (4.35%) APMP
9 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (2.17%) CCSP
10 1 (2.17%) CHECK Team Leader
10 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (2.17%) CREST Certified
10 1 (2.17%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (95.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (45.65%) JSP 440
2 21 (45.65%) RMADS
3 17 (36.96%) GDPR
4 7 (15.22%) PCI DSS
5 5 (10.87%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (10.87%) NCSC
6 4 (8.70%) NIST
6 4 (8.70%) SLA
7 3 (6.52%) NIST 800
8 1 (2.17%) COBIT
8 1 (2.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Cisco
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Dell
2 3 (6.52%) HP
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe
3 1 (2.17%) Avaya
3 1 (2.17%) Citrix
3 1 (2.17%) Dell Compellent
3 1 (2.17%) ESET
3 1 (2.17%) Freshdesk
3 1 (2.17%) Juniper
3 1 (2.17%) LogRhythm
3 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
3 1 (2.17%) Splunk
3 1 (2.17%) VMware