Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 613 597 795
Rank change year-on-year -16 +198 +55
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 216 293 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.28% 0.32% 0.15%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.05% 2.32% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 179 211 116
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.54% -2.73%
10th Percentile £28,950 £31,250 £35,625
90th Percentile £70,500 £73,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% -

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 10,515 12,652 11,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 13.48% 13.82% 11.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7,886 9,391 9,178
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £69,875 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage 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

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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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
North of England +30 53 £45,000 +5.88% 13
South East -3 47 £55,000 +14.58% 16
East of England +84 38 £55,000 +57.14% 8
Midlands +10 37 £52,500 +10.53% 16
South West +13 33 £52,500 -10.64% 7
West Midlands +6 30 £52,500 +10.53% 12
North West +41 27 £42,500 - 7
Yorkshire +5 23 £46,500 +9.41% 6
East Midlands +20 7 £67,500 +50.00% 4
Wales +7 6 £37,500 +22.95%
North East +20 3 £40,000 -33.33%
Scotland +12 2 £35,004 -53.33% 3
Cyber Essentials
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 145 (67.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 138 (63.89%) Information Security
3 93 (43.06%) Cybersecurity
4 76 (35.19%) Management Information System
5 75 (34.72%) Windows
6 73 (33.80%) Azure
7 66 (30.56%) PCI DSS
7 66 (30.56%) CISSP
8 55 (25.46%) Security Management
8 55 (25.46%) GDPR
9 52 (24.07%) Firewall
10 50 (23.15%) ITIL
10 50 (23.15%) ISMS
11 49 (22.69%) Windows Server
11 49 (22.69%) Active Directory
12 48 (22.22%) Microsoft
13 47 (21.76%) Vulnerability Management
14 46 (21.30%) Office 365
14 46 (21.30%) Finance
15 45 (20.83%) Public Sector
16 42 (19.44%) CISM
16 42 (19.44%) Security Cleared
17 39 (18.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 39 (18.06%) Risk Management
18 38 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
18 38 (17.59%) Information Security Management
19 36 (16.67%) AWS
20 35 (16.20%) NIST
21 33 (15.28%) SIEM
21 33 (15.28%) Identity Management

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 24 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.80%) SharePoint
3 18 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.31%) IIS
5 3 (1.39%) CMS
5 3 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.46%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 73 (33.80%) Azure
2 46 (21.30%) Office 365
3 36 (16.67%) AWS
4 17 (7.87%) SaaS
5 14 (6.48%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (5.09%) PaaS
7 9 (4.17%) IaaS
8 7 (3.24%) GCP
8 7 (3.24%) OneDrive
9 6 (2.78%) Asana
9 6 (2.78%) Power Platform
10 5 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (2.31%) PowerApps
11 4 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (24.07%) Firewall
2 21 (9.72%) WAN
3 19 (8.80%) LAN
4 16 (7.41%) Network Security
5 15 (6.94%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.02%) VPN
7 10 (4.63%) DHCP
7 10 (4.63%) DNS
7 10 (4.63%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (4.63%) VoIP
7 10 (4.63%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (4.17%) WLAN
9 8 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (3.70%) Internet
9 8 (3.70%) Wireless
10 7 (3.24%) SAN
10 7 (3.24%) VLAN
11 5 (2.31%) BGP
11 5 (2.31%) MPLS
11 5 (2.31%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.46%) Big Data
3 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.46%) Power BI
3 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.93%) Chocolatey
General
1 46 (21.30%) Finance
2 45 (20.83%) Public Sector
3 14 (6.48%) Legal
4 9 (4.17%) Marketing
5 7 (3.24%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.78%) Housing Association
6 6 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.31%) Aerospace
7 5 (2.31%) Law
8 4 (1.85%) Back Office
9 2 (0.93%) Electronics
9 2 (0.93%) Police
9 2 (0.93%) Publishing
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (20.83%) Consultant
2 33 (15.28%) Analyst
3 31 (14.35%) Security Engineer
4 28 (12.96%) Security Consultant
5 24 (11.11%) Security Manager
6 21 (9.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (9.72%) Security Analyst
7 19 (8.80%) Information Manager
7 19 (8.80%) Information Security Manager
7 19 (8.80%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 13 (6.02%) Information Analyst
8 13 (6.02%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (6.02%) IT Manager
9 12 (5.56%) Technology Consultant
10 11 (5.09%) Support Engineer
11 10 (4.63%) Information Security Consultant
11 10 (4.63%) Information Security Officer
11 10 (4.63%) IT Support
11 10 (4.63%) Security Officer
12 9 (4.17%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.24%) .NET
1 7 (3.24%) ASP.NET
2 6 (2.78%) Ajax
2 6 (2.78%) CSS
2 6 (2.78%) HTML
2 6 (2.78%) jQuery
2 6 (2.78%) Web Services
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.46%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 76 (35.19%) Management Information System
2 17 (7.87%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (6.02%) Data Protection Act
4 10 (4.63%) NHS
5 8 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
5 8 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.24%) Driving Licence
6 7 (3.24%) Mobile Computing
7 6 (2.78%) User Experience
8 5 (2.31%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (2.31%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.85%) Clustering
9 4 (1.85%) Cyberattack
9 4 (1.85%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.85%) Replication
10 3 (1.39%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.93%) CESG
11 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 75 (34.72%) Windows
2 49 (22.69%) Windows Server
3 28 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (8.80%) Linux
6 15 (6.94%) Windows 10
7 9 (4.17%) Android
8 8 (3.70%) Apple iOS
9 7 (3.24%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.39%) Unix
10 3 (1.39%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.39%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (63.89%) Information Security
2 93 (43.06%) Cybersecurity
3 55 (25.46%) Security Management
4 50 (23.15%) ISMS
4 50 (23.15%) ITIL
5 47 (21.76%) Vulnerability Management
6 39 (18.06%) Risk Management
7 38 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (17.59%) Information Security Management
8 33 (15.28%) Identity Management
8 33 (15.28%) SIEM
9 32 (14.81%) Security Operations
10 26 (12.04%) Data Protection
10 26 (12.04%) Project Management
11 24 (11.11%) Patch Management
12 22 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (9.72%) Internal Audit
14 20 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 20 (9.26%) PRINCE2
14 20 (9.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.72%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.02%) SQL
3 9 (4.17%) C#
4 6 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.31%) C
6 3 (1.39%) Java
6 3 (1.39%) Perl
6 3 (1.39%) Python
7 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.93%) C++
7 2 (0.93%) Ruby
7 2 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 66 (30.56%) CISSP
2 42 (19.44%) CISM
2 42 (19.44%) Security Cleared
3 32 (14.81%) Degree
4 22 (10.19%) CISA
5 15 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (6.02%) CCNP
7 13 (6.02%) CEH
7 13 (6.02%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (6.02%) CompTIA Security+
8 12 (5.56%) MCSE
8 12 (5.56%) SSCP
9 11 (5.09%) CCNA
9 11 (5.09%) MCSA
9 11 (5.09%) SANS
10 10 (4.63%) CISMP
10 10 (4.63%) CRISC
11 9 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (67.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 66 (30.56%) PCI DSS
3 55 (25.46%) GDPR
4 39 (18.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 35 (16.20%) NIST
6 27 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 22 (10.19%) COBIT
8 18 (8.33%) NCSC
9 16 (7.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 13 (6.02%) SLA
11 10 (4.63%) ISO 22301
12 8 (3.70%) ISO 9001
13 3 (1.39%) JSP 440
13 3 (1.39%) NIST 800
13 3 (1.39%) RMADS
14 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 2 (0.93%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.93%) QA
15 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.46%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 49 (22.69%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.65%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.31%) Firmware
6 2 (0.93%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (14.81%) SCCM
2 21 (9.72%) Nessus
3 18 (8.33%) SCOrch
4 13 (6.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.31%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.39%) QRadar
6 3 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.93%) Terraform
7 2 (0.93%) WSUS
8 1 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.19%) VMware
3 19 (8.80%) Palo Alto
4 18 (8.33%) Qualys
5 15 (6.94%) Cisco
6 14 (6.48%) Google
7 10 (4.63%) Apple
7 10 (4.63%) Oracle
7 10 (4.63%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.78%) McAfee
8 6 (2.78%) Meraki
9 5 (2.31%) Juniper
9 5 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.85%) Splunk
10 4 (1.85%) Veeam
11 3 (1.39%) ArcSight
11 3 (1.39%) CA
11 3 (1.39%) Citrix
11 3 (1.39%) HP
11 3 (1.39%) NetWitness