Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1018 1094 1147
Rank change year-on-year +76 +53 +118
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 71 92 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.055% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.42% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 67 77 57
UK median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.39% -4.17% +26.98%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -32.17% +9.52% +5.00%

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 18,804 22,132 21,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.28% 13.19% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13,877 16,808 16,072
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £27,750 £28,500 £27,251
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 12 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 18 September 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
England +89 71 £47,500 -17.39% 8
UK excluding London +47 39 £39,000 -32.17% 6
London +81 31 £60,000 +6.67% 3
North of England +40 24 £43,750 -8.85%
Yorkshire +16 17 £48,750 +21.88%
South East +35 7 £35,000 -22.22%
North West +20 7 £37,500 -33.04%
Midlands +17 5 £40,000 -30.43%
West Midlands 0 4 £32,500 -43.48%
East of England - 2 £67,500 - 2
East Midlands +21 1 £67,500 +75.32%
South West +13 1 £35,000 -41.67% 3

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 66 (92.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (49.30%) Information Security
4 30 (42.25%) Cybersecurity
5 23 (32.39%) CISSP
5 23 (32.39%) Office 365
6 22 (30.99%) SIEM
6 22 (30.99%) GDPR
6 22 (30.99%) Windows
6 22 (30.99%) Management Information System
7 19 (26.76%) Azure
8 18 (25.35%) Security Operations
9 17 (23.94%) Data Protection
9 17 (23.94%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (23.94%) Security Management
9 17 (23.94%) Business Continuity
9 17 (23.94%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (22.54%) ITIL
10 16 (22.54%) Capacity Management
11 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (21.13%) Intranet
11 15 (21.13%) Firewall
12 14 (19.72%) MCSE
12 14 (19.72%) Cisco
13 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
13 13 (18.31%) Legal
13 13 (18.31%) CEH
14 12 (16.90%) CCNA
14 12 (16.90%) CISM
14 12 (16.90%) PowerShell

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 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.39%) Office 365
2 19 (26.76%) Azure
3 10 (14.08%) AWS
4 5 (7.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (7.04%) OneDrive
4 5 (7.04%) Power Platform
4 5 (7.04%) PowerApps
5 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) Firewall
1 15 (21.13%) Intranet
2 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (12.68%) LAN
2 9 (12.68%) Network Security
2 9 (12.68%) WAN
3 8 (11.27%) BGP
3 8 (11.27%) EIGRP
3 8 (11.27%) HSRP
3 8 (11.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (11.27%) MPLS
3 8 (11.27%) OSPF
3 8 (11.27%) VLAN
3 8 (11.27%) VoIP
3 8 (11.27%) Wireless
3 8 (11.27%) Wireless Security
3 8 (11.27%) WLAN
3 8 (11.27%) xDSL
4 6 (8.45%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (4.23%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (18.31%) Legal
2 11 (15.49%) Law
3 5 (7.04%) Marketing
4 4 (5.63%) Finance
5 3 (4.23%) Electronics
6 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.41%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (39.44%) Analyst
1 28 (39.44%) Security Analyst
2 16 (22.54%) Information Analyst
2 16 (22.54%) Information Security Analyst
3 9 (12.68%) Security Manager
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Information Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Security Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Consultant
5 5 (7.04%) Network Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Network Security Manager
5 5 (7.04%) Office 365 Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) IT Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) IT Security Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Team Leader
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) LDAP
2 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.99%) Management Information System
2 10 (14.08%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (12.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.86%) Data Protection Act
4 7 (9.86%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.99%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (49.30%) Information Security
2 30 (42.25%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (30.99%) SIEM
4 18 (25.35%) Security Operations
5 17 (23.94%) Business Continuity
5 17 (23.94%) Data Protection
5 17 (23.94%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (23.94%) Security Management
6 16 (22.54%) Capacity Management
6 16 (22.54%) ITIL
7 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (15.49%) ISMS
7 11 (15.49%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (14.08%) Incident Management
8 10 (14.08%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (12.68%) Change Management
9 9 (12.68%) Ethical Hacking
9 9 (12.68%) Identity Access Management
9 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
10 8 (11.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.41%) C
3 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) CISSP
2 17 (23.94%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (19.72%) MCSE
5 13 (18.31%) CEH
6 12 (16.90%) CCNA
6 12 (16.90%) CISM
7 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
8 8 (11.27%) CCNP
9 7 (9.86%) CISMP
10 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
11 3 (4.23%) Degree
11 3 (4.23%) MCSA
12 2 (2.82%) CESG Certified Professional
12 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (1.41%) CISA
13 1 (1.41%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (1.41%) MCP
13 1 (1.41%) SSCP
13 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 66 (92.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (30.99%) GDPR
4 12 (16.90%) NIST
5 11 (15.49%) PCI DSS
6 9 (12.68%) NIST 800
6 9 (12.68%) SLA
7 7 (9.86%) ISO 22301
7 7 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (4.23%) PMO
9 2 (2.82%) COBIT
10 1 (1.41%) ISO 9001
10 1 (1.41%) NCSC
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) Firmware
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 7 (9.86%) SCCM
3 3 (4.23%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.82%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (2.82%) Graylog
4 2 (2.82%) QRadar
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.41%) Nessus
5 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Cisco
2 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.68%) FireEye
4 7 (9.86%) ServiceNow
4 7 (9.86%) VMware
5 4 (5.63%) Sophos
6 3 (4.23%) Aderant
6 3 (4.23%) Aruba
6 3 (4.23%) F5
6 3 (4.23%) HP
6 3 (4.23%) iManage
6 3 (4.23%) Intapp
6 3 (4.23%) Mitel
7 2 (2.82%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.82%) AlienVault
7 2 (2.82%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.82%) Citrix
7 2 (2.82%) Google
7 2 (2.82%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.82%) Splunk