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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cyber Assurance skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Assurance over the 6 months to 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Assurance
UK
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1231 948 831
Rank change year-on-year -283 -117 +273
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Assurance 29 41 29
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.038% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.041% 0.039%
Number of salaries quoted 24 8 25
10th Percentile £41,250 - -
25th Percentile £45,607 £52,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -26.92% +8.33% +2.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £77,813 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £97,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% -8.33% +2.56%

Cyber Assurance is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 171,418 101,060 73,427
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.33% 93.84% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 84,618 69,994 59,268
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,750
25th Percentile £44,900 £41,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,800 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.42% +4.84% +5.56%

Cyber Assurance
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyber Assurance as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Assurance in the UK

Cyber Assurance
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Assurance.

Salary trend for Cyber Assurance in the UK

Cyber Assurance
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Assurance over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Cyber Assurance in the UK

Cyber Assurance
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Assurance within the UK over the 6 months to 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London -152 25 £47,500 -13.64%
England -255 22 £55,157 -15.14% 2
South East -69 14 £47,500 -
Scotland -51 5 £45,607 -
Work from Home -244 5 £55,157 -15.14%
South West - 4 - -
North of England -102 2 £55,157 -
London -256 2 £83,750 +26.42% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £55,157 -
East of England - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, IT jobs citing Cyber Assurance 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 with a requirement for Cyber Assurance.

1 28 (96.55%) Cybersecurity
2 19 (65.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (58.62%) Degree
3 17 (58.62%) CISSP
3 17 (58.62%) NIST
4 15 (51.72%) CISM
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (48.28%) Information Security
5 14 (48.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 13 (44.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (44.83%) AWS
7 12 (41.38%) Azure
7 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
7 12 (41.38%) Risk Management
7 12 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 12 (41.38%) Security Architecture
7 12 (41.38%) NCSC
8 11 (37.93%) CRISC
8 11 (37.93%) Security Operations
8 11 (37.93%) Security Operations Centre
8 11 (37.93%) TOGAF
9 10 (34.48%) SaaS
9 10 (34.48%) PaaS
9 10 (34.48%) Incident Management
9 10 (34.48%) IaaS
9 10 (34.48%) Application Security
10 9 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
11 6 (20.69%) Police
11 6 (20.69%) Driving Licence

Cyber Assurance
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) AWS
2 12 (41.38%) Azure
3 10 (34.48%) IaaS
3 10 (34.48%) PaaS
3 10 (34.48%) SaaS
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Broadband
2 3 (10.34%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (20.69%) Police
2 3 (10.34%) Legal
3 2 (6.90%) Local Government
4 1 (3.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Cybersecurity Specialist
2 6 (20.69%) Security Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Security Specialist
3 3 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Information Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Information Assurance Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Audit Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Azure Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Compliance Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Consulting Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Risk Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Driving Licence
3 3 (10.34%) Cyberattack
3 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.90%) PKI
4 2 (6.90%) SCADA
5 1 (3.45%) IoT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (48.28%) Information Security
3 13 (44.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 12 (41.38%) Risk Management
4 12 (41.38%) Security Architecture
5 11 (37.93%) Security Operations
5 11 (37.93%) TOGAF
6 10 (34.48%) Application Security
6 10 (34.48%) Incident Management
7 9 (31.03%) Penetration Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (20.69%) Threat Modelling
9 5 (17.24%) Project Delivery
9 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (13.79%) Analytics
10 4 (13.79%) CI/CD
11 3 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (10.34%) People Management
11 3 (10.34%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Bash
1 2 (6.90%) Java
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.90%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) CISSP
1 17 (58.62%) Degree
2 15 (51.72%) CISM
3 14 (48.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
5 11 (37.93%) CRISC
6 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) CISA
8 2 (6.90%) CCSP
9 1 (3.45%) CCNA
9 1 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (3.45%) HCISPP
9 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (3.45%) SANS
9 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (65.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (58.62%) NIST
3 12 (41.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 12 (41.38%) NCSC
4 5 (17.24%) GDPR
4 5 (17.24%) GRC
5 3 (10.34%) NIST 800
6 2 (6.90%) Accessibility
6 2 (6.90%) COBIT
6 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
1 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
1 2 (6.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) BT
2 2 (6.90%) VMware