Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 335 343 438
Rank change year-on-year +8 +95 +34
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 79 40 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.54% 2.01% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 59 31 53
10th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 "
25th Percentile £40,500 £47,654 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +42.86% -39.13%
75th Percentile £60,434 £55,381 £57,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £64,050
England median annual salary £55,000 £51,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -16.67%

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 2,229 1,990 3,823
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.60% 13.78% 14.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,385 1,552 2,950
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,346
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median % change year-on-year - +1.01% +4.21%
75th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £61,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £72,500
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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +25 47 £55,000 +6.76% 3
Berkshire +20 26 £65,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire - 14 £53,000 -
Surrey -2 11 £47,000 -32.86% 6
Oxfordshire +1 7 £55,000 +6.76%
Hampshire -30 6 £58,497 +6.36% 3
West Sussex - 6 £60,000 -
Sussex - 5 £40,000 -
Middlesex - 3 £55,000 -
East Sussex -25 1 £40,000 -20.00%
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 69 (87.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (86.08%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (55.70%) Social Skills
4 40 (50.63%) NIST
5 35 (44.30%) Information Security
6 33 (41.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 27 (34.18%) Management Information System
8 26 (32.91%) CISM
8 26 (32.91%) CISSP
9 23 (29.11%) SIEM
10 22 (27.85%) Degree
10 22 (27.85%) Risk Management
11 20 (25.32%) Finance
11 20 (25.32%) Windows
11 20 (25.32%) Vulnerability Management
11 20 (25.32%) Azure
12 19 (24.05%) Smart Meter
12 19 (24.05%) CGI
12 19 (24.05%) Police
13 18 (22.78%) GDPR
13 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
14 16 (20.25%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (18.99%) PCI DSS
16 14 (17.72%) Business Analysis
16 14 (17.72%) Influencing Skills
17 13 (16.46%) Banking
17 13 (16.46%) CEH
17 13 (16.46%) Security Testing
17 13 (16.46%) VMware
18 12 (15.19%) Legal

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 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.32%) Azure
2 9 (11.39%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (8.86%) AWS
4 4 (5.06%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.80%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Firewall
1 5 (6.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (1.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) Big Data
2 1 (1.27%) GIS
General
1 44 (55.70%) Social Skills
2 20 (25.32%) Finance
3 19 (24.05%) Police
4 14 (17.72%) Influencing Skills
5 13 (16.46%) Banking
6 12 (15.19%) Legal
7 8 (10.13%) Public Sector
8 7 (8.86%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.27%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 28 (35.44%) Consultant
2 20 (25.32%) Security Consultant
3 13 (16.46%) Analyst
3 13 (16.46%) Architect
3 13 (16.46%) Security Architect
4 12 (15.19%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 11 (13.92%) Security Analyst
6 10 (12.66%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (10.13%) Junior
7 8 (10.13%) Junior Consultant
7 8 (10.13%) Junior Security Consultant
8 6 (7.59%) Information Security Advisor
8 6 (7.59%) Security Advisor
9 5 (6.33%) Information Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
10 4 (5.06%) Head of Information Security
10 4 (5.06%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (24.05%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.18%) Management Information System
2 19 (24.05%) Smart Meter
3 8 (10.13%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.06%) CMDB
4 4 (5.06%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.32%) Windows
2 10 (12.66%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.39%) Linux
4 8 (10.13%) Unix
4 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (1.27%) CentOS
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (86.08%) Cybersecurity
2 35 (44.30%) Information Security
3 23 (29.11%) SIEM
4 22 (27.85%) Risk Management
5 20 (25.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 16 (20.25%) Technical Architecture
7 14 (17.72%) Business Analysis
8 13 (16.46%) Security Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Ethical Hacking
9 12 (15.19%) ITIL
9 12 (15.19%) PRINCE2
9 12 (15.19%) Project Management
10 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
11 10 (12.66%) Identity Management
11 10 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (11.39%) Security Architecture
13 8 (10.13%) BPMN
13 8 (10.13%) ITSM
13 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 8 (10.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.33%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (32.91%) CISM
1 26 (32.91%) CISSP
2 22 (27.85%) Degree
3 18 (22.78%) Security Cleared
4 13 (16.46%) CEH
5 12 (15.19%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.59%) SSCP
7 4 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (3.80%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (1.27%) CISMP
9 1 (1.27%) CRISC
9 1 (1.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.27%) SANS
9 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (87.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (50.63%) NIST
3 33 (41.77%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 18 (22.78%) GDPR
5 15 (18.99%) PCI DSS
6 10 (12.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (10.13%) NIST 800
8 6 (7.59%) NCSC
9 4 (5.06%) SLA
10 1 (1.27%) GRC
10 1 (1.27%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.27%) Ansible
3 1 (1.27%) Packer
3 1 (1.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) VMware
2 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle
4 5 (6.33%) Sophos
5 4 (5.06%) Google
5 4 (5.06%) SAP
6 3 (3.80%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (3.80%) Veeam
7 1 (1.27%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.27%) Splunk