Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 325 296 429
Rank change year-on-year -29 +133 -2
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 114 36 59
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 0.36% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.93% 2.22% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 84 25 54
10th Percentile £34,000 £38,750 £27,800
25th Percentile £41,500 £45,000 £42,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
75th Percentile £60,000 £60,869 £71,250
90th Percentile £66,750 £70,250 £80,625
England median annual salary £55,000 £49,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.68% -10.45% -

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 2,904 1,618 3,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.22% 16.12% 14.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1,928 1,138 2,594
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,250 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% -4.76% +8.81%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 22 January 2022.

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 22 January 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
Surrey -44 37 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Thames Valley -54 36 £55,000 -18.52% 11
West Sussex - 26 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire - 21 £36,000 - 3
Berkshire -26 15 £70,000 +3.70% 5
Hampshire -86 8 £62,999 +7.70% 8
East Sussex - 4 £60,000 - 1
Sussex - 3 £60,000 -
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 83 (72.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 57 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (47.37%) NIST
4 49 (42.98%) Windows
5 44 (38.60%) Windows Server
6 43 (37.72%) GDPR
7 42 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 41 (35.96%) Social Skills
9 40 (35.09%) Degree
10 39 (34.21%) Active Directory
11 38 (33.33%) Information Security
11 38 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
12 37 (32.46%) Azure
13 34 (29.82%) PCI DSS
13 34 (29.82%) CISSP
14 30 (26.32%) Management Information System
15 29 (25.44%) Disaster Recovery
15 29 (25.44%) Security Testing
16 28 (24.56%) OWASP
17 26 (22.81%) Mentoring
18 25 (21.93%) Security Cleared
18 25 (21.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
19 24 (21.05%) Firewall
20 23 (20.18%) ITIL
21 22 (19.30%) Penetration Testing
21 22 (19.30%) Vulnerability Management
22 21 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
22 21 (18.42%) Manufacturing
23 20 (17.54%) Threat Modelling
23 20 (17.54%) MITRE ATT&CK

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 (9.65%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.51%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 38 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
2 37 (32.46%) Azure
3 21 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (9.65%) AWS
5 3 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.63%) Google Workspace
6 1 (0.88%) IaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (3.51%) Telepresence
3 1 (0.88%) Network Security
3 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) SQL Server
General
1 41 (35.96%) Social Skills
2 21 (18.42%) Manufacturing
3 18 (15.79%) Police
4 10 (8.77%) Legal
5 8 (7.02%) Public Sector
6 7 (6.14%) Finance
7 6 (5.26%) Banking
8 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.63%) Games
9 3 (2.63%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (0.88%) Electronics
10 1 (0.88%) Marketing
10 1 (0.88%) Military
10 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (33.33%) Analyst
2 34 (29.82%) Security Analyst
3 23 (20.18%) Consultant
4 18 (15.79%) Security Consultant
5 15 (13.16%) IT Analyst
5 15 (13.16%) IT Security Analyst
6 13 (11.40%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 13 (11.40%) IT Manager
7 12 (10.53%) Support Engineer
8 11 (9.65%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 10 (8.77%) Network Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Support
10 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) IT Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.02%) Network Support
10 8 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (6.14%) Information Analyst
11 7 (6.14%) Information Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 30 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 18 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (15.79%) Smart Meter
3 15 (13.16%) Data Centre
4 11 (9.65%) Replication
5 7 (6.14%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.63%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.88%) Cyberattack
8 1 (0.88%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (42.98%) Windows
2 44 (38.60%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.65%) Linux
4 4 (3.51%) Android
4 4 (3.51%) Mac OS
4 4 (3.51%) VMS
4 4 (3.51%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (33.33%) Information Security
3 29 (25.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (25.44%) Security Testing
4 28 (24.56%) OWASP
5 26 (22.81%) Mentoring
6 23 (20.18%) ITIL
7 22 (19.30%) Penetration Testing
7 22 (19.30%) Vulnerability Management
8 20 (17.54%) MITRE ATT&CK
8 20 (17.54%) Threat Modelling
9 18 (15.79%) Network Management
9 18 (15.79%) SIEM
10 17 (14.91%) Data Protection
11 16 (14.04%) Project Management
11 16 (14.04%) Risk Management
12 15 (13.16%) Identity Management
12 15 (13.16%) Security Management
13 14 (12.28%) Data Security
14 13 (11.40%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (35.09%) Degree
2 34 (29.82%) CISSP
3 25 (21.93%) Security Cleared
4 14 (12.28%) CISM
5 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 11 (9.65%) FFIEC
7 8 (7.02%) CEH
8 5 (4.39%) CISA
9 3 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.63%) HND
9 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.63%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.75%) CGEIT
10 2 (1.75%) CRISC
11 1 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.88%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (72.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 54 (47.37%) NIST
3 43 (37.72%) GDPR
4 34 (29.82%) PCI DSS
5 25 (21.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 11 (9.65%) SLA
7 4 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (2.63%) GRC
8 3 (2.63%) NCSC
9 2 (1.75%) QA
9 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.88%) COBIT
10 1 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.88%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.88%) RMADS
10 1 (0.88%) SOC 2
System Software
1 39 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.16%) BitLocker
4 11 (9.65%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.88%) Docker
6 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (9.65%) Nessus
2 4 (3.51%) IBM BigFix
2 4 (3.51%) Jamf Pro
2 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.79%) VMware
3 15 (13.16%) Qualys
4 12 (10.53%) SAP
5 11 (9.65%) AlienVault
5 11 (9.65%) Dell Compellent
6 9 (7.89%) Cisco
6 9 (7.89%) Oracle
7 6 (5.26%) Google
8 4 (3.51%) Ariba
8 4 (3.51%) Avaya
8 4 (3.51%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.51%) CyberArk
8 4 (3.51%) FireEye
8 4 (3.51%) IBM
8 4 (3.51%) Polycom
8 4 (3.51%) Siemens
8 4 (3.51%) Symantec
8 4 (3.51%) Xerox
9 1 (0.88%) Zscaler