Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > South East
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 419 427 498
Rank change year-on-year +8 +71 +45
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 50 96 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.36% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.57% 2.47% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 43 60 52
South East median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £58,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -26.72% +5.45%
10th Percentile £27,700 £32,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £70,375 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £58,000
% change year-on-year - -5.17% +0.87%

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 3,176 3,880 4,001
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.15% 14.51% 12.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2,432 3,046 3,188
South East median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £28,050 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the South East over the 6 months to 23 February 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 23 February 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
Thames Valley +34 16 £72,500 +107.14% 3
Berkshire +25 11 £71,250 +103.57%
East Sussex +11 11 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Surrey +5 11 £60,000 +9.09%
Hampshire +3 11 £47,500 +11.76%
Oxfordshire +11 3 £36,500 -18.89% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £90,000 +157.14% 1
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 48 (96.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (64.00%) Information Security
2 32 (64.00%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (50.00%) CISM
4 24 (48.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (44.00%) CISSP
6 17 (34.00%) Risk Management
7 16 (32.00%) JSP 440
8 14 (28.00%) Information Assurance
8 14 (28.00%) GDPR
8 14 (28.00%) TOGAF
8 14 (28.00%) NCSC
8 14 (28.00%) NIST
9 13 (26.00%) Windows
9 13 (26.00%) RMADS
9 13 (26.00%) CRISC
10 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
10 12 (24.00%) Azure
10 12 (24.00%) CESG Certified Professional
11 11 (22.00%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (22.00%) SIEM
11 11 (22.00%) Firewall
12 10 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (20.00%) Office 365
12 10 (20.00%) NIST 800
12 10 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
13 9 (18.00%) AWS
13 9 (18.00%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (18.00%) ITIL
13 9 (18.00%) Active Directory

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 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Azure
2 10 (20.00%) Office 365
3 9 (18.00%) AWS
4 7 (14.00%) SaaS
5 4 (8.00%) GCP
5 4 (8.00%) OneDrive
5 4 (8.00%) Power Platform
5 4 (8.00%) PowerApps
6 2 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.00%) IaaS
6 2 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) DHCP
2 6 (12.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.00%) WAN
4 4 (8.00%) Internet
4 4 (8.00%) LAN
4 4 (8.00%) VoIP
4 4 (8.00%) VPN
5 3 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (6.00%) Network Security
5 3 (6.00%) SAN
6 2 (4.00%) Broadband
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.00%) NAS
6 2 (4.00%) SMTP
6 2 (4.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) WinDbg
General
1 8 (16.00%) Legal
1 8 (16.00%) Public Sector
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Law
3 2 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Consultant
2 10 (20.00%) Security Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) Security Manager
4 7 (14.00%) Risk Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) IT Manager
6 5 (10.00%) IT Security Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Information Security Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Information Security Risk Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Technology Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Information Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Information Security Manager
8 3 (6.00%) IT Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Junior
8 3 (6.00%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Junior Support Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (14.00%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.00%) Handset
6 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (64.00%) Cybersecurity
1 32 (64.00%) Information Security
2 17 (34.00%) Risk Management
3 14 (28.00%) Information Assurance
3 14 (28.00%) TOGAF
4 11 (22.00%) SIEM
5 10 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (18.00%) GAP Analysis
6 9 (18.00%) ITIL
7 8 (16.00%) Data Protection
7 8 (16.00%) MODAF
8 7 (14.00%) Project Management
8 7 (14.00%) Remediation Plan
8 7 (14.00%) SOA
9 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.00%) BPMN
9 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
9 6 (12.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.00%) VBScript
3 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (50.00%) CISM
2 24 (48.00%) Security Cleared
3 22 (44.00%) CISSP
4 13 (26.00%) CRISC
5 12 (24.00%) CESG Certified Professional
5 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) CREST Certified
6 4 (8.00%) MCITP
6 4 (8.00%) MCSA
6 4 (8.00%) MCSE
6 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.00%) CISA
7 3 (6.00%) Degree
7 3 (6.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.00%) DBS Check
8 2 (4.00%) OSCP
8 2 (4.00%) SSCP
9 1 (2.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (2.00%) CCSP
9 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (96.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (32.00%) JSP 440
3 14 (28.00%) GDPR
3 14 (28.00%) NCSC
3 14 (28.00%) NIST
4 13 (26.00%) RMADS
5 10 (20.00%) NIST 800
6 8 (16.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 8 (16.00%) PCI DSS
7 7 (14.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (12.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (4.00%) COBIT
9 2 (4.00%) ISO 22301
9 2 (4.00%) SLA
10 1 (2.00%) IASME
10 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
10 1 (2.00%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) VMware
3 4 (8.00%) Google
3 4 (8.00%) Meraki
3 4 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle
5 2 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (2.00%) Okta
6 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto