Period
to 10 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 10 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 626 690
Rank change year-on-year +164 +64 +76
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 115 226 248
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.32% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.54% 1.93% 1.93%
Number of salaries quoted 97 180 163
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -21.74% +15.00%
10th Percentile £28,450 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,750 £70,000 £68,750
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% -13.04% +2.22%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,532 11,686 12,829
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 12.69% 14.12% 13.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,447 8,330 9,609
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the UK excluding London

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in the UK excluding London

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK excluding London

Cyber Essentials
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 August 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
South East +160 39 £50,000 +11.11% 3
North of England +108 24 £45,000 - 5
Midlands +90 19 £65,000 +23.81% 2
South West +100 15 £45,106 -9.33% 7
North West +105 14 £45,000 - 4
East of England +98 14 £51,000 +20.00% 2
West Midlands +84 12 £66,750 +27.14% 1
Yorkshire +118 7 £37,500 -12.79% 1
East Midlands +72 7 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Scotland +91 3 £25,500 -32.00% 2
North East +29 3 £38,375 -4.06%
Wales +27 1 £45,000 - 1
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 92 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 72 (62.61%) Information Security
3 66 (57.39%) Cybersecurity
4 43 (37.39%) CISSP
5 42 (36.52%) Firewall
6 41 (35.65%) CISM
7 40 (34.78%) Security Cleared
8 39 (33.91%) GDPR
9 38 (33.04%) Risk Management
10 37 (32.17%) Windows
11 35 (30.43%) PCI DSS
12 32 (27.83%) SC Cleared
13 31 (26.96%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (22.61%) Cyberthreat
15 24 (20.87%) Linux
15 24 (20.87%) Data Protection
16 20 (17.39%) Security Management
17 19 (16.52%) Legal
17 19 (16.52%) CRISC
18 18 (15.65%) Active Directory
18 18 (15.65%) Management Information System
19 17 (14.78%) Information Security Management
19 17 (14.78%) RMADS
19 17 (14.78%) Information Assurance
19 17 (14.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
20 16 (13.91%) CESG Certified Professional
20 16 (13.91%) Degree
20 16 (13.91%) JSP 440
20 16 (13.91%) ISMS
20 16 (13.91%) Office 365

Cyber Essentials
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 10 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.61%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.74%) IIS
3 2 (1.74%) nginx
3 2 (1.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.91%) Office 365
2 12 (10.43%) Azure
3 7 (6.09%) PaaS
3 7 (6.09%) SaaS
4 6 (5.22%) IaaS
5 5 (4.35%) AWS
6 2 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.87%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (36.52%) Firewall
2 13 (11.30%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.57%) VPN
4 10 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (6.09%) DNS
5 7 (6.09%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (4.35%) Broadband
6 5 (4.35%) VoIP
6 5 (4.35%) WAN
7 4 (3.48%) IPsec
7 4 (3.48%) LAN
7 4 (3.48%) PSTN
7 4 (3.48%) VLAN
8 2 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.87%) ADSL
9 1 (0.87%) NAS
9 1 (0.87%) Network Security
9 1 (0.87%) SMTP
9 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (1.74%) MariaDB
2 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) WinDbg
General
1 19 (16.52%) Legal
2 13 (11.30%) Finance
3 12 (10.43%) Public Sector
4 7 (6.09%) Law
5 5 (4.35%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
7 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Security Manager
2 25 (21.74%) IT Manager
3 22 (19.13%) IT Security Manager
4 19 (16.52%) Analyst
5 15 (13.04%) Security Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.96%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Consultant
8 7 (6.09%) Information Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (6.09%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Security Officer
10 5 (4.35%) Security Specialist
10 5 (4.35%) Team Leader
11 4 (3.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) CRM Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) CRM Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Healthcare Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Service Desk Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.87%) HTML
1 1 (0.87%) ModSecurity
1 1 (0.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.61%) Cyberthreat
2 18 (15.65%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.57%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (7.83%) Cyberattack
5 6 (5.22%) Handset
6 5 (4.35%) NHS
7 4 (3.48%) PACS
7 4 (3.48%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.74%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.74%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.87%) CESG
10 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.87%) PKI
10 1 (0.87%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 37 (32.17%) Windows
2 24 (20.87%) Linux
3 14 (12.17%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.83%) Mac OS
5 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.61%) Unix
8 2 (1.74%) Android
9 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.87%) CentOS
9 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.87%) Solaris
9 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.61%) Information Security
2 66 (57.39%) Cybersecurity
3 38 (33.04%) Risk Management
4 31 (26.96%) Penetration Testing
5 24 (20.87%) Data Protection
6 20 (17.39%) Security Management
7 17 (14.78%) Information Assurance
7 17 (14.78%) Information Security Management
8 16 (13.91%) ISMS
8 16 (13.91%) SIEM
9 13 (11.30%) ITIL
9 13 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (11.30%) Security Architecture
10 11 (9.57%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (8.70%) Business Continuity
11 10 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (8.70%) Security Patching
12 9 (7.83%) Information Management
12 9 (7.83%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (6.96%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.74%) C
3 1 (0.87%) C++
3 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.87%) PHP
3 1 (0.87%) SQL
3 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (37.39%) CISSP
2 41 (35.65%) CISM
3 40 (34.78%) Security Cleared
4 32 (27.83%) SC Cleared
5 19 (16.52%) CRISC
6 16 (13.91%) CESG Certified Professional
6 16 (13.91%) Degree
7 13 (11.30%) CISA
8 12 (10.43%) CREST Certified
9 9 (7.83%) CEH
9 9 (7.83%) DBS Check
10 8 (6.96%) OSCP
11 5 (4.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 4 (3.48%) CHECK Team Leader
13 3 (2.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 3 (2.61%) CCSP
13 3 (2.61%) CHECK Team Member
13 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (2.61%) ECSA
13 3 (2.61%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (80.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (33.91%) GDPR
3 35 (30.43%) PCI DSS
4 17 (14.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 17 (14.78%) RMADS
5 16 (13.91%) JSP 440
6 15 (13.04%) NIST
7 10 (8.70%) ISO 9001
8 7 (6.09%) NCSC
8 7 (6.09%) SLA
9 6 (5.22%) COBIT
9 6 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (3.48%) ISO 22301
11 4 (3.48%) ISO 31000
11 4 (3.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (2.61%) Government Security Classifications
13 2 (1.74%) IASME
14 1 (0.87%) Def Stans
System Software
1 18 (15.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.74%) Docker
4 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.22%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 6 (5.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.74%) Ansible
2 2 (1.74%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (1.74%) Terraform
2 2 (1.74%) WSUS
3 1 (0.87%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.87%) Malwarebytes
3 1 (0.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.87%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (11.30%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.43%) Cisco
3 10 (8.70%) Splunk
4 9 (7.83%) LogRhythm
5 8 (6.96%) AlienVault
6 5 (4.35%) Avaya
7 4 (3.48%) Adobe
7 4 (3.48%) Citrix
7 4 (3.48%) ESET
7 4 (3.48%) Freshdesk
7 4 (3.48%) Oracle
8 3 (2.61%) Sophos
8 3 (2.61%) VMware
9 2 (1.74%) Apple
9 2 (1.74%) Sage
9 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.87%) Juniper
10 1 (0.87%) Meraki
10 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.87%) WatchGuard