Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1095 1201 1301
Rank change year-on-year +106 +100 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 83 21 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.011% 0.000%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.38% 0.084% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 62 14 1
UK median annual salary £60,000 £47,250 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.98% +7.39% -
10th Percentile £35,175 £37,500 £41,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £52,850 £47,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% +13.64% -

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 21844 25025 27993
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.55% 13.10% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16219 19780 22112
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +120 82 £60,000 +26.98% 2
UK excluding London +78 48 £53,500 +7.00%
London +59 35 £70,000 +75.00% 2
South East +75 19 £35,000 -15.65%
East of England - 14 £65,000 -
North of England +16 9 £43,750 -14.22%
Yorkshire +26 6 £45,000 -15.09%
Midlands +35 5 £53,500 +7.00%
West Midlands +12 5 £53,500 +7.00%
North West -16 2 - -
North East +18 1 £27,500 -38.89%
Wales - 1 £35,050 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 83 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 75 (90.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (67.47%) Cybersecurity
4 46 (55.42%) Information Security
5 44 (53.01%) Windows
6 32 (38.55%) SIEM
7 28 (33.73%) NIST 800
7 28 (33.73%) FireEye
8 27 (32.53%) Penetration Testing
9 26 (31.33%) CISSP
9 26 (31.33%) Data Protection
10 24 (28.92%) Network Monitoring
10 24 (28.92%) Cyberthreat
10 24 (28.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 20 (24.10%) Firewall
11 20 (24.10%) Management Information System
12 19 (22.89%) Risk Management
12 19 (22.89%) PCI DSS
13 18 (21.69%) Data Protection Act
14 17 (20.48%) Security Testing
15 16 (19.28%) Nessus
16 15 (18.07%) Active Directory
16 15 (18.07%) Mobile App
17 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
17 14 (16.87%) CREST Certified
17 14 (16.87%) DNS
17 14 (16.87%) ITIL
17 14 (16.87%) CEH
17 14 (16.87%) Network Security
18 13 (15.66%) Cisco

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 10 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2013
1 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.05%) SaaS
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) Office 365
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.20%) IaaS
4 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.10%) Firewall
2 14 (16.87%) DNS
2 14 (16.87%) Network Security
3 10 (12.05%) DHCP
3 10 (12.05%) iSCSI
3 10 (12.05%) VLAN
3 10 (12.05%) VPN
4 9 (10.84%) LAN
4 9 (10.84%) SAN
4 9 (10.84%) VoIP
4 9 (10.84%) WAN
4 9 (10.84%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (7.23%) Intranet
6 4 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.61%) DMZ
8 2 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.20%) DKIM
9 1 (1.20%) DMARC
9 1 (1.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
1 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 8 (9.64%) Legal
2 4 (4.82%) Law
2 4 (4.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Local Government
3 1 (1.20%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) Analyst
1 21 (25.30%) Security Analyst
2 20 (24.10%) Team Leader
3 19 (22.89%) Consultant
3 19 (22.89%) Security Consultant
4 18 (21.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 11 (13.25%) Information Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) Information Security Analyst
6 10 (12.05%) Information Security Consultant
7 9 (10.84%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 9 (10.84%) Information Security Engineer
7 9 (10.84%) Security Engineer
8 8 (9.64%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 7 (8.43%) Information Manager
10 6 (7.23%) Information Officer
10 6 (7.23%) Information Security Manager
10 6 (7.23%) Information Security Officer
10 6 (7.23%) Security Manager
10 6 (7.23%) Security Officer
11 5 (6.02%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.92%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 24 (28.92%) Cyberthreat
2 20 (24.10%) Management Information System
3 18 (21.69%) Data Protection Act
4 15 (18.07%) Mobile App
5 11 (13.25%) Computer Science
6 10 (12.05%) Driving Licence
7 9 (10.84%) User Experience
8 8 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (4.82%) Life Science
9 4 (4.82%) NHS
10 3 (3.61%) CESG
10 3 (3.61%) Cybercrime
11 1 (1.20%) Clustering
11 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information
11 1 (1.20%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (1.20%) PKI
11 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (53.01%) Windows
2 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
3 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.20%) Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (67.47%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (55.42%) Information Security
3 32 (38.55%) SIEM
4 27 (32.53%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (31.33%) Data Protection
6 24 (28.92%) Network Monitoring
7 19 (22.89%) Risk Management
8 17 (20.48%) Security Testing
9 14 (16.87%) ITIL
10 13 (15.66%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (13.25%) Change Management
11 11 (13.25%) Project Management
12 10 (12.05%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (12.05%) OWASP
12 10 (12.05%) Regulatory Compliance
12 10 (12.05%) Social Engineering
13 9 (10.84%) Cryptography
13 9 (10.84%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (10.84%) Patch Management
13 9 (10.84%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.05%) SQL
3 9 (10.84%) VBScript
4 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) CISSP
2 14 (16.87%) CEH
2 14 (16.87%) CREST Certified
3 12 (14.46%) CISM
4 11 (13.25%) Degree
4 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.05%) CHECK Team Member
5 10 (12.05%) Cyber Scheme
5 10 (12.05%) OSCP
5 10 (12.05%) Tigerscheme
6 7 (8.43%) CISA
6 7 (8.43%) MCSE
6 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (7.23%) CCAA
7 6 (7.23%) CCNA
7 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (7.23%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (7.23%) CLAS
7 6 (7.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 75 (90.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (33.73%) NIST 800
4 19 (22.89%) PCI DSS
5 11 (13.25%) GDPR
6 7 (8.43%) ISO 22301
7 3 (3.61%) COBIT
7 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.20%) IASME
8 1 (1.20%) ISO 14001
8 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 15 (18.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.05%) Hyper-V
2 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.20%) XenApp
3 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (19.28%) Nessus
2 6 (7.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (3.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.20%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.20%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) FireEye
2 13 (15.66%) Cisco
3 12 (14.46%) Citrix
4 10 (12.05%) HP
4 10 (12.05%) VMware
5 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
6 6 (7.23%) SonicWALL
7 4 (4.82%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.82%) LogRhythm
7 4 (4.82%) McAfee
7 4 (4.82%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.82%) Qualys
7 4 (4.82%) Sophos
7 4 (4.82%) Splunk
8 3 (3.61%) CA
9 1 (1.20%) AppSense
9 1 (1.20%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.20%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.20%) Lumension
9 1 (1.20%) Symantec