Period
to 15 August 2018

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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1084 1116 1258
Rank change year-on-year +32 +142 +61
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 99 71 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.040% 0.008%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.43% 0.33% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 80 54 16
UK median annual salary £57,500 £58,750 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.13% +24.34% -30.51%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £54,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +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 22,892 21,612 26,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.50% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17,334 16,157 20,795
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.03% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 August 2018.

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 15 August 2018. 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 +44 97 £57,500 -2.13% 6
London +62 53 £57,500 -4.17% 2
UK excluding London +34 45 £57,500 +9.52% 4
West Midlands +58 28 £57,500 +7.48%
Midlands +46 28 £57,500 +7.48% 1
North of England +28 9 £58,000 +18.97% 2
North East - 4 £60,000 -
South West - 4 £60,000 -
Yorkshire +27 3 £40,000 -17.95% 1
South East -9 3 £45,000 +28.57% 1
North West +21 2 £56,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, 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 99 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 85 (85.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 61 (61.62%) Information Security
4 55 (55.56%) CISSP
5 45 (45.45%) CISM
6 38 (38.38%) Management Information System
7 36 (36.36%) PCI DSS
8 33 (33.33%) ITIL
9 29 (29.29%) SIEM
10 27 (27.27%) Data Centre
11 25 (25.25%) CISA
11 25 (25.25%) Legal
12 24 (24.24%) Service Delivery
13 23 (23.23%) Risk Management
13 23 (23.23%) Security Cleared
14 22 (22.22%) SC Cleared
15 21 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 21 (21.21%) Capacity Management
15 21 (21.21%) Unified Communications
15 21 (21.21%) Office 365
16 20 (20.20%) Skype
16 20 (20.20%) Skype for Business
16 20 (20.20%) VoIP
17 19 (19.19%) Cisco
17 19 (19.19%) Data Protection
17 19 (19.19%) Cisco CUCM
17 19 (19.19%) GDPR
18 17 (17.17%) WAN
19 16 (16.16%) VMware
19 16 (16.16%) LAN

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 20 (20.20%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.04%) IIS
3 1 (1.01%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.09%) assyst
2 7 (7.07%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.01%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.21%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) G Suite
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.21%) Unified Communications
2 20 (20.20%) Skype
2 20 (20.20%) VoIP
3 17 (17.17%) WAN
4 16 (16.16%) LAN
5 9 (9.09%) Firewall
6 6 (6.06%) IP Telephony
6 6 (6.06%) PBX
7 5 (5.05%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.04%) DHCP
8 4 (4.04%) DNS
8 4 (4.04%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.03%) Network Security
10 2 (2.02%) Intranet
10 2 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.01%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 25 (25.25%) Legal
2 14 (14.14%) Law
3 8 (8.08%) Finance
4 4 (4.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 33 (33.33%) Analyst
2 17 (17.17%) Security Manager
3 15 (15.15%) Compliance Manager
3 15 (15.15%) Information Manager
3 15 (15.15%) Information Security Compliance Manager
3 15 (15.15%) Information Security Manager
3 15 (15.15%) Security Compliance Manager
4 11 (11.11%) Information Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Information Officer
4 11 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Information Security Officer
4 11 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 11 (11.11%) Security Officer
5 9 (9.09%) Compliance Officer
5 9 (9.09%) Information Security Compliance Officer
5 9 (9.09%) Security Compliance Officer
6 8 (8.08%) Penetration Tester
6 8 (8.08%) Tester
7 7 (7.07%) Administrator
7 7 (7.07%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (38.38%) Management Information System
2 27 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 13 (13.13%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.10%) CESG
5 7 (7.07%) Freedom of Information
5 7 (7.07%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (4.04%) BYOD
6 4 (4.04%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (4.04%) Social Media
7 3 (3.03%) CESG CLAS
7 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.06%) Windows
2 3 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (61.62%) Information Security
2 33 (33.33%) ITIL
3 29 (29.29%) SIEM
4 24 (24.24%) Service Delivery
5 23 (23.23%) Risk Management
6 21 (21.21%) Capacity Management
6 21 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 19 (19.19%) Data Protection
8 15 (15.15%) Cryptography
8 15 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
9 14 (14.14%) IT Governance
10 13 (13.13%) Continuous Improvement Process
10 13 (13.13%) Data Security
10 13 (13.13%) IT Audit
10 13 (13.13%) Problem Management
10 13 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (13.13%) Security Management
11 12 (12.12%) Information Security Management
12 10 (10.10%) Incident Management
12 10 (10.10%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.02%) SQL
2 1 (1.01%) C
2 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (55.56%) CISSP
2 45 (45.45%) CISM
3 25 (25.25%) CISA
4 23 (23.23%) Security Cleared
5 22 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 12 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (9.09%) CEH
8 8 (8.08%) GIAC
8 8 (8.08%) GPEN
8 8 (8.08%) OSCP
9 6 (6.06%) Degree
10 5 (5.05%) SSCP
11 4 (4.04%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (3.03%) CCSA
12 3 (3.03%) CCSE
12 3 (3.03%) CLAS
12 3 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
13 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (2.02%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 85 (85.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (36.36%) PCI DSS
4 19 (19.19%) GDPR
5 12 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 9 (9.09%) ISO 9001
7 7 (7.07%) QA
8 3 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (2.02%) ISO 22301
10 1 (1.01%) HIPAA
10 1 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (1.01%) NIST 800
10 1 (1.01%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (19.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.02%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.01%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.01%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (19.19%) Cisco
2 16 (16.16%) VMware
3 11 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.03%) Clearswift
4 3 (3.03%) iManage
4 3 (3.03%) Symantec
5 2 (2.02%) Recommind
6 1 (1.01%) Aderant
6 1 (1.01%) Apple
6 1 (1.01%) CA
6 1 (1.01%) Dell
6 1 (1.01%) FireEye
6 1 (1.01%) Google
6 1 (1.01%) Intapp
6 1 (1.01%) Kaseya
6 1 (1.01%) Okta
6 1 (1.01%) Sophos