Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
England > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 457 468 502
Rank change year-on-year +11 +34 +121
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 68 81 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.83% 1.98% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 45 43 40
South East median annual salary £35,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% -15.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,300 £63,500 £80,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -13.04% - +9.52%

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 3,726 4,084 3,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.04% 13.40% 11.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2,829 3,192 2,822
South East median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% -3.00%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 +68 36 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Surrey +9 21 £59,000 +2.61% 2
Buckinghamshire +32 14 £35,000 -22.22%
Berkshire +19 14 £35,000 -44.00%
Oxfordshire +52 8 - - 1
Hampshire +5 6 £45,000 -7.69% 1
East Sussex - 3 - -
Kent +12 2 £55,000 +19.57% 1
Cyber Essentials
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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 61 (89.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (61.76%) Security Cleared
3 37 (54.41%) Windows
4 35 (51.47%) ITIL
5 33 (48.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 32 (47.06%) Windows Server
7 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
7 31 (45.59%) Business Continuity
7 31 (45.59%) SC Cleared
8 30 (44.12%) Hyper-V
8 30 (44.12%) SCCM
9 29 (42.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 28 (41.18%) MCSE
10 28 (41.18%) VMware
10 28 (41.18%) SCVMM
10 28 (41.18%) Office 365
10 28 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 27 (39.71%) Cisco
12 26 (38.24%) Data Centre
13 25 (36.76%) Information Security
13 25 (36.76%) PowerShell
14 24 (35.29%) MCSA
14 24 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
15 23 (33.82%) Remote Desktop
15 23 (33.82%) Problem-Solving
15 23 (33.82%) PMO
15 23 (33.82%) HP
15 23 (33.82%) Electronics
15 23 (33.82%) Aruba
15 23 (33.82%) F5

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 (4.41%) OpenStack
1 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (41.18%) Office 365
2 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (33.82%) BIG-IP
1 23 (33.82%) IP Telephony
1 23 (33.82%) Remote Desktop
2 8 (11.76%) DNS
3 5 (7.35%) Firewall
3 5 (7.35%) Network Security
4 4 (5.88%) Internet
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.41%) Skype
6 2 (2.94%) DHCP
6 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.47%) WebEx
General
1 23 (33.82%) Electronics
2 8 (11.76%) Military
3 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (29.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (17.65%) Consultant
4 10 (14.71%) Security Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) IT Manager
5 9 (13.24%) IT Security Manager
5 9 (13.24%) Security Manager
5 9 (13.24%) Security Officer
6 8 (11.76%) Compliance Manager
6 8 (11.76%) Compliance Officer
6 8 (11.76%) IT Security Officer
6 8 (11.76%) Security Compliance Manager
6 8 (11.76%) Security Compliance Officer
7 7 (10.29%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (7.35%) Architect
8 5 (7.35%) Technical Architect
9 4 (5.88%) IT Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Information Specialist
10 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.24%) Data Centre
2 14 (20.59%) Management Information System
3 13 (19.12%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (8.82%) NHS
6 3 (4.41%) Cyberthreat
6 3 (4.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (4.41%) PKI
6 3 (4.41%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (54.41%) Windows
2 32 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.35%) Linux
5 3 (4.41%) Unix
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (51.47%) ITIL
2 31 (45.59%) Business Continuity
3 28 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 25 (36.76%) Information Security
5 24 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (33.82%) High Availability
6 23 (33.82%) Load Balancing
6 23 (33.82%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (20.59%) Risk Management
8 13 (19.12%) Security Architecture
9 12 (17.65%) Project Management
10 11 (16.18%) BPMN
10 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
10 11 (16.18%) Service Management
10 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (16.18%) Systems Analysis
10 11 (16.18%) Technical Architecture
10 11 (16.18%) TOGAF
10 11 (16.18%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (36.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.94%) C
2 2 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (61.76%) Security Cleared
2 31 (45.59%) SC Cleared
3 29 (42.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (41.18%) MCSE
5 24 (35.29%) MCSA
6 11 (16.18%) CISSP
6 11 (16.18%) Degree
7 5 (7.35%) APMP
7 5 (7.35%) CISMP
8 4 (5.88%) CCNA
8 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.47%) CISA
9 1 (1.47%) CISM
9 1 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (89.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (48.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 23 (33.82%) PMO
4 13 (19.12%) GDPR
4 13 (19.12%) NCSC
4 13 (19.12%) NIST
5 12 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 8 (11.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (11.76%) ISO 22301
6 8 (11.76%) ISO 9001
6 8 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 8 (11.76%) JSP 440
6 8 (11.76%) RMADS
7 7 (10.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (44.12%) Hyper-V
2 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (44.12%) SCCM
2 28 (41.18%) SCVMM
3 5 (7.35%) Nessus
4 3 (4.41%) SCOM
4 3 (4.41%) SCSM
5 2 (2.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 28 (41.18%) VMware
3 27 (39.71%) Cisco
4 23 (33.82%) Aruba
4 23 (33.82%) F5
4 23 (33.82%) HP
4 23 (33.82%) Mitel
5 5 (7.35%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.94%) Splunk
7 1 (1.47%) Sophos