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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 956 970
Rank change year-on-year +126 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 31 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.006% 0.001%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.30% 0.044% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 26 6 1
Median salary £60,000 £40,000 £68,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -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 10337 13551 14145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.97% 13.05% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8099 10752 10984
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +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 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 10 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 26 April 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 +122 31 £60,000 +50.00% 2
London +80 23 £60,000 +50.00% 1
South East - 7 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 6 £35,000 -
City of London - 2 £57,500 -
Oxford - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £45,000 -
Aylesbury - 1 £45,000 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 73 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 69 (94.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (58.90%) Information Security
4 36 (49.32%) CISSP
5 35 (47.95%) ISO22301
6 32 (43.84%) Data Security
7 31 (42.47%) CISM
8 28 (38.36%) Law
9 27 (36.99%) Security Cleared
10 24 (32.88%) SC Cleared
10 24 (32.88%) Data Centre
11 23 (31.51%) Change Management
12 22 (30.14%) Management Information System
12 22 (30.14%) CISA
12 22 (30.14%) Data Protection
12 22 (30.14%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (28.77%) Legal
13 21 (28.77%) Risk Assessment
14 20 (27.40%) Sentinel
14 20 (27.40%) Risk Management
14 20 (27.40%) PRINCE2
14 20 (27.40%) IT Governance
14 20 (27.40%) PCI DSS
15 19 (26.03%) Firewall
16 17 (23.29%) Finance
16 17 (23.29%) ITIL
17 16 (21.92%) Service Management
18 14 (19.18%) Cybersecurity
19 13 (17.81%) ITIL V3
19 13 (17.81%) SIEM

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 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 20 (27.40%) Sentinel
2 12 (16.44%) assyst
3 8 (10.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) SaaS
2 9 (12.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.03%) Firewall
2 5 (6.85%) Network Security
3 3 (4.11%) DNS
4 1 (1.37%) DHCP
4 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.37%) NAS
4 1 (1.37%) VPN
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
General
1 28 (38.36%) Law
2 21 (28.77%) Legal
3 17 (23.29%) Finance
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (47.95%) Analyst
1 35 (47.95%) Security Analyst
2 22 (30.14%) Information Officer
2 22 (30.14%) Information Security Officer
2 22 (30.14%) Security Officer
3 13 (17.81%) IT Analyst
3 13 (17.81%) IT Security Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Information Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Data Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Information Manager
6 9 (12.33%) Security Manager
7 7 (9.59%) Compliance Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Information Security Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) IT Manager
9 5 (6.85%) IT Security Manager
10 4 (5.48%) Consultant
10 4 (5.48%) Information Assurance Manager
10 4 (5.48%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) Web Services
2 4 (5.48%) LAMP
3 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.74%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) Data Centre
2 22 (30.14%) Management Information System
3 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (16.44%) CESG
3 12 (16.44%) Freedom of Information
3 12 (16.44%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (13.70%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.48%) Driving Licence
5 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.48%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Linux
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
1 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.37%) Ubuntu
2 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.90%) Information Security
2 32 (43.84%) Data Security
3 23 (31.51%) Change Management
4 22 (30.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 22 (30.14%) Data Protection
5 21 (28.77%) Risk Assessment
6 20 (27.40%) IT Governance
6 20 (27.40%) PRINCE2
6 20 (27.40%) Risk Management
7 17 (23.29%) ITIL
8 16 (21.92%) Service Management
9 14 (19.18%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (17.81%) ITIL V3
10 13 (17.81%) SIEM
11 12 (16.44%) Configuration Management
11 12 (16.44%) Cryptography
11 12 (16.44%) Incident Management
11 12 (16.44%) IT Audit
11 12 (16.44%) Problem Management
11 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.48%) Python
2 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (49.32%) CISSP
2 31 (42.47%) CISM
3 27 (36.99%) Security Cleared
4 24 (32.88%) SC Cleared
5 22 (30.14%) CISA
6 12 (16.44%) CEH
6 12 (16.44%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (13.70%) CISMP
8 8 (10.96%) CRISC
9 4 (5.48%) CHECK Team Member
9 4 (5.48%) CREST Certified
9 4 (5.48%) Cyber Scheme
9 4 (5.48%) Degree
9 4 (5.48%) OSCP
9 4 (5.48%) Tigerscheme
10 3 (4.11%) CLAS
10 3 (4.11%) MCSE
10 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.74%) MCSA
12 1 (1.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 69 (94.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 35 (47.95%) ISO22301
4 20 (27.40%) PCI DSS
5 12 (16.44%) QA
6 8 (10.96%) GPG13
6 8 (10.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 8 (10.96%) RMADS
7 4 (5.48%) ISO 14001
8 3 (4.11%) ISO 9001
9 2 (2.74%) ISO27002
9 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Firmware
2 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Nessus
2 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) WSUS
3 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.37%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 8 (10.96%) ServiceNow
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.11%) Sun
2 3 (4.11%) VMware
3 1 (1.37%) Aruba
3 1 (1.37%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (1.37%) Bomgar
3 1 (1.37%) HP
3 1 (1.37%) Synology
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago