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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 6 months to 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 759 818 808
Rank change year-on-year +59 -10 +207
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 570 158 42
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.15% 0.053%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.81% 1.07% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 193 100 35
10th Percentile £35,020 £35,500 £35,250
25th Percentile £45,750 £40,615 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £50,000 £61,500
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.70% +44.71%
75th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £70,250 £93,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,750 £46,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +26.34% -15.45% +57.14%

Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 31,540 14,780 10,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.56% 13.83% 12.89%
Number of salaries quoted 13,877 9,285 7,872
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £39,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,346 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 16 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 6 months to 1 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
England +61 487 £63,354 +26.71% 23
UK excluding London +88 395 £58,750 +26.34% 17
East of England +42 155 £52,500 +22.09%
London -122 143 £75,000 +38.02% 7
Work from Home -189 89 £60,000 +20.00% 6
North of England -65 64 £60,000 +33.33% 4
Scotland -15 56 £41,950 +39.83%
Midlands -31 43 £50,000 - 3
South East -88 40 £62,500 +11.11% 6
South West -18 36 £62,354 +34.09% 3
North West -66 36 £43,750 -27.08% 2
West Midlands -31 34 £50,000 -4.76% 1
Yorkshire -37 27 £60,000 +33.33% 2
East Midlands -37 7 £37,500 -3.23% 2
Wales - 2 - - 1
North East -22 1 £25,000 -56.52%

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 Essentials PLUS.

1 570 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 510 (89.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 375 (65.79%) Social Skills
4 351 (61.58%) Finance
5 322 (56.49%) Cybersecurity
6 296 (51.93%) Information Security
7 237 (41.58%) GDPR
8 227 (39.82%) SIEM
9 221 (38.77%) Vulnerability Management
10 213 (37.37%) Security Operations
11 211 (37.02%) NIST
12 182 (31.93%) Security Testing
13 173 (30.35%) Banking
14 172 (30.18%) Police
14 172 (30.18%) Smart Meter
15 165 (28.95%) Public Sector
16 161 (28.25%) Life Science
17 160 (28.07%) Manufacturing
17 160 (28.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
18 159 (27.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 158 (27.72%) Innovative Thinking
20 94 (16.49%) Azure
21 91 (15.96%) Microsoft 365
21 91 (15.96%) Microsoft
22 80 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
23 66 (11.58%) CISSP
24 65 (11.40%) Firewall
25 57 (10.00%) Management Information System
26 52 (9.12%) Windows
27 47 (8.25%) ITIL

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 13 (2.28%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.93%) MS Exchange
3 4 (0.70%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.53%) CMS
5 2 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 94 (16.49%) Azure
2 91 (15.96%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (6.67%) AWS
4 21 (3.68%) Mimecast
5 16 (2.81%) SaaS
6 13 (2.28%) IaaS
6 13 (2.28%) PaaS
7 10 (1.75%) Azure Sentinel
8 8 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.40%) Power Platform
9 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.70%) GCP
10 4 (0.70%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.53%) Cloudflare
12 2 (0.35%) Dropbox
12 2 (0.35%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.35%) Slack
13 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 65 (11.40%) Firewall
2 34 (5.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 31 (5.44%) WAN
4 23 (4.04%) DNS
5 21 (3.68%) Network Security
6 20 (3.51%) VPN
7 18 (3.16%) DHCP
8 14 (2.46%) LAN
8 14 (2.46%) SSL
9 13 (2.28%) Wireless
10 10 (1.75%) Wireless Security
11 8 (1.40%) SD-WAN
12 6 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (0.88%) MPLS
13 5 (0.88%) VLAN
13 5 (0.88%) VoIP
13 5 (0.88%) WLAN
14 4 (0.70%) Unified Communications
15 3 (0.53%) PBX
16 2 (0.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.23%) Power BI
3 6 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.35%) MySQL
5 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.18%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.18%) DTS
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.63%) Burp Suite
1 15 (2.63%) Log4j
2 4 (0.70%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 375 (65.79%) Social Skills
2 351 (61.58%) Finance
3 173 (30.35%) Banking
4 172 (30.18%) Police
5 165 (28.95%) Public Sector
6 160 (28.07%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 160 (28.07%) Manufacturing
7 35 (6.14%) Legal
8 16 (2.81%) Organisational Skills
9 15 (2.63%) Law
10 9 (1.58%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (1.23%) Local Government
11 7 (1.23%) Retail
12 5 (0.88%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
14 3 (0.53%) Back Office
14 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.35%) Advertising
15 2 (0.35%) Marketing
15 2 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 199 (34.91%) Analyst
2 195 (34.21%) Security Analyst
3 178 (31.23%) Information Analyst
3 178 (31.23%) Information Security Analyst
4 174 (30.53%) Architect
4 174 (30.53%) Security Architect
5 34 (5.96%) Security Manager
6 24 (4.21%) Head of Security
6 24 (4.21%) Security Engineer
7 18 (3.16%) Head of Information
7 18 (3.16%) Head of Information Security
7 18 (3.16%) IT Engineer
8 17 (2.98%) Information Manager
8 17 (2.98%) Information Security Manager
9 16 (2.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (2.63%) Compliance Analyst
10 15 (2.63%) Security Compliance Analyst
11 13 (2.28%) IT Manager
12 12 (2.11%) DevOps Platform Engineer
12 12 (2.11%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.70%) Web Services
2 2 (0.35%) .NET
2 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
2 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (0.35%) Entity Framework
2 2 (0.35%) LAMP
2 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Graph
2 2 (0.35%) React
2 2 (0.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 172 (30.18%) Smart Meter
2 161 (28.25%) Life Science
3 57 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 31 (5.44%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.98%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (2.28%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (2.11%) Cloud Native
7 12 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
8 10 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.40%) PMI
9 8 (1.40%) Replication
10 6 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (1.05%) Cyberattack
10 6 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.05%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.70%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.70%) NHS
11 4 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.53%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.35%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.12%) Windows
2 30 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 26 (4.56%) Linux
4 19 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.58%) Mac OS
6 7 (1.23%) Android
7 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
8 5 (0.88%) Unix
9 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.70%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (56.49%) Cybersecurity
2 296 (51.93%) Information Security
3 227 (39.82%) SIEM
4 221 (38.77%) Vulnerability Management
5 213 (37.37%) Security Operations
6 182 (31.93%) Security Testing
7 158 (27.72%) Innovative Thinking
8 80 (14.04%) Penetration Testing
9 47 (8.25%) ITIL
9 47 (8.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 41 (7.19%) Incident Management
11 38 (6.67%) Business Continuity
11 38 (6.67%) Data Protection
12 35 (6.14%) Risk Management
13 34 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
14 33 (5.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 28 (4.91%) OWASP
16 27 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (4.56%) Computer Science
17 26 (4.56%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.51%) Python
2 19 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.11%) Shell Script
4 10 (1.75%) SQL
5 4 (0.70%) C#
6 2 (0.35%) Bash
6 2 (0.35%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.35%) R
6 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (11.58%) CISSP
2 36 (6.32%) CISM
3 32 (5.61%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.39%) Degree
5 19 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
6 17 (2.98%) CEH
7 15 (2.63%) GCIA
7 15 (2.63%) GCIH
8 14 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (2.11%) CISA
10 11 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (1.40%) CCNA
12 8 (1.40%) CREST Certified
12 8 (1.40%) Cyber Scheme
12 8 (1.40%) PMI Certification
12 8 (1.40%) SC Cleared
13 7 (1.23%) ECSA
13 7 (1.23%) OSCP
14 6 (1.05%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 570 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 510 (89.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 237 (41.58%) GDPR
4 211 (37.02%) NIST
5 159 (27.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 34 (5.96%) PCI DSS
7 27 (4.74%) GRC
8 20 (3.51%) NCSC
9 19 (3.33%) ISO 9001
10 13 (2.28%) SOC 2
11 11 (1.93%) IASME
12 4 (0.70%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.35%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
14 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.18%) SLA
14 1 (0.18%) SOC 1
System Software
1 39 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.46%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.88%) BitLocker
5 5 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) Docker
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 24 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (3.16%) FortiGate
3 17 (2.98%) Nessus
4 15 (2.63%) Kubernetes
4 15 (2.63%) QRadar
4 15 (2.63%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 12 (2.11%) Terraform
6 11 (1.93%) SCCM
7 9 (1.58%) WSUS
8 6 (1.05%) CSIRT
9 5 (0.88%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.18%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 91 (15.96%) Microsoft
2 32 (5.61%) VMware
3 31 (5.44%) IBM
4 29 (5.09%) Sophos
5 27 (4.74%) Qualys
6 18 (3.16%) Okta
7 17 (2.98%) Cisco
7 17 (2.98%) CrowdStrike
7 17 (2.98%) Fortinet
8 16 (2.81%) Veeam
9 15 (2.63%) Forcepoint
9 15 (2.63%) OneTrust
9 15 (2.63%) Tanium
10 11 (1.93%) Rapid7
11 10 (1.75%) arcserve
11 10 (1.75%) Citrix
12 9 (1.58%) McAfee
12 9 (1.58%) ServiceNow
13 8 (1.40%) LexisNexis
14 6 (1.05%) Splunk