The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 940 987
Rank change year-on-year +107 +47  
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 41 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.046% 0.007% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.054% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 35 7 1
Median salary £56,000 £40,000 £68,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +40.00% -41.17%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £80,000 -
% change year-on-year -56.25% -  

Cyber Essentials PLUS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10657 12879 14090
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.00% 13.06% 12.70%
Number of salaries quoted 8045 10272 11112
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cyber Essentials PLUS as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +86 41 £56,000 +40.00%
London +50 22 £70,000 +75.00%
South East - 13 £35,000 -
Uxbridge - 12 £70,000 -
Oxfordshire - 12 £35,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £65,000 -
Oxford - 3 - -
East of England - 3 £65,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £65,000 -
Aylesbury - 1 £45,000 -
Leeds - 1 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £53,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £45,000 -
North West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £53,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 67 (94.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (54.93%) Information Security
4 34 (47.89%) Cybersecurity
5 29 (40.85%) CISSP
6 23 (32.39%) Windows
6 23 (32.39%) Firewall
7 21 (29.58%) SIEM
8 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
8 20 (28.17%) SaaS
8 20 (28.17%) ISO 22301
9 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
9 17 (23.94%) Management Information System
9 17 (23.94%) PRINCE2
9 17 (23.94%) Law
9 17 (23.94%) Legal
9 17 (23.94%) Nessus
9 17 (23.94%) CEH
10 16 (22.54%) Data Protection
11 15 (21.13%) Security Testing
11 15 (21.13%) Network Security
11 15 (21.13%) Risk Management
11 15 (21.13%) CISM
12 14 (19.72%) Change Management
12 14 (19.72%) Data Security
12 14 (19.72%) Web Services
12 14 (19.72%) ITIL
13 13 (18.31%) Degree
13 13 (18.31%) Computer Science
13 13 (18.31%) Mobile App

Cyber Essentials PLUS
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) assyst
1 4 (5.63%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.17%) SaaS
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (32.39%) Firewall
2 15 (21.13%) Network Security
3 10 (14.08%) DNS
4 4 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.63%) DHCP
4 4 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (5.63%) iSCSI
4 4 (5.63%) VPN
5 3 (4.23%) LAN
5 3 (4.23%) SAN
5 3 (4.23%) VLAN
5 3 (4.23%) VoIP
5 3 (4.23%) WAN
5 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.82%) Intranet
7 1 (1.41%) DKIM
7 1 (1.41%) DMARC
7 1 (1.41%) DMZ
7 1 (1.41%) NAS
7 1 (1.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 17 (23.94%) Law
1 17 (23.94%) Legal
2 12 (16.90%) Finance
3 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Analyst
1 31 (43.66%) Security Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Consultant
2 15 (21.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
2 15 (21.13%) Security Consultant
3 11 (15.49%) Information Analyst
3 11 (15.49%) Information Security Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) Information Officer
4 9 (12.68%) Information Security Officer
4 9 (12.68%) Security Officer
5 7 (9.86%) Team Leader
6 6 (8.45%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Data Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) IT Security Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Security Manager
9 3 (4.23%) IT Security Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) Web Services
2 4 (5.63%) LAMP
3 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.82%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Management Information System
2 13 (18.31%) Computer Science
2 13 (18.31%) Driving Licence
2 13 (18.31%) Mobile App
3 12 (16.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 12 (16.90%) Cyberthreat
4 10 (14.08%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.63%) CESG
6 4 (5.63%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (5.63%) NHS
6 4 (5.63%) Smart Meter
6 4 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (4.23%) Life Science
7 3 (4.23%) User Experience
8 1 (1.41%) Clustering
8 1 (1.41%) Cybercrime
8 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.39%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.23%) Linux
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.93%) Information Security
2 34 (47.89%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (29.58%) SIEM
4 17 (23.94%) PRINCE2
5 16 (22.54%) Data Protection
6 15 (21.13%) Risk Management
6 15 (21.13%) Security Testing
7 14 (19.72%) Change Management
7 14 (19.72%) Data Security
7 14 (19.72%) ITIL
8 13 (18.31%) OWASP
8 13 (18.31%) Social Engineering
9 12 (16.90%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (15.49%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (14.08%) Service Management
12 9 (12.68%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (11.27%) ITIL V3
13 8 (11.27%) Project Management
14 7 (9.86%) Cryptography
14 7 (9.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.63%) Python
2 3 (4.23%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) VBScript
3 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) CISSP
2 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
3 17 (23.94%) CEH
3 17 (23.94%) SC Cleared
4 15 (21.13%) CISM
5 13 (18.31%) CHECK Team Member
5 13 (18.31%) CREST Certified
5 13 (18.31%) Cyber Scheme
5 13 (18.31%) Degree
5 13 (18.31%) OSCP
5 13 (18.31%) Tigerscheme
6 10 (14.08%) CISA
7 9 (12.68%) CLAS
8 6 (8.45%) MCSE
8 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (7.04%) MCSA
10 4 (5.63%) CASP
10 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (5.63%) Security+ Certification
10 4 (5.63%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 67 (94.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (28.17%) ISO 22301
4 12 (16.90%) NIST 800
4 12 (16.90%) PCI DSS
5 4 (5.63%) ISO 14001
5 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (5.63%) QA
6 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (2.82%) SLA
8 1 (1.41%) GDPR
8 1 (1.41%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Firmware
2 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (23.94%) Nessus
2 2 (2.82%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) WSUS
3 1 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.41%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) FireEye
2 8 (11.27%) Cisco
3 6 (8.45%) VMware
4 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.63%) Citrix
5 4 (5.63%) HP
5 4 (5.63%) LogRhythm
5 4 (5.63%) McAfee
5 4 (5.63%) Palo Alto
5 4 (5.63%) Qualys
5 4 (5.63%) Sophos
5 4 (5.63%) Splunk
6 3 (4.23%) SonicWALL
6 3 (4.23%) Sun
7 1 (1.41%) Aruba
7 1 (1.41%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (1.41%) Bomgar
7 1 (1.41%) Symantec
7 1 (1.41%) Synology