Period
to 22 January 2022

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 22 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 715 713 948
Rank change year-on-year -2 +235 +128
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 371 64 88
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.10% 0.070%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.85% 0.79% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 125 55 77
10th Percentile £36,250 £30,850 £35,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £38,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £47,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.89% -13.64% -
75th Percentile £66,000 £56,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +25.00% -13.04% -16.36%

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 20,064 8,085 16,721
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 12.74% 13.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12,305 6,047 12,934
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £40,750 £41,250 £36,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £83,750 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 15 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 22 January 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 -14 307 £57,500 +21.05% 43
UK excluding London +4 247 £50,000 +25.00% 35
London -130 116 £64,000 +21.90% 11
North of England -68 68 £45,000 +42.86% 9
Scotland - 55 £54,500 - 3
Midlands -57 49 £41,250 -15.82% 6
North West -33 47 £40,250 -15.26% 7
South West -16 46 £50,750 +30.13% 6
West Midlands -35 44 £52,500 -8.70% 3
Work from Home -191 33 £57,500 +47.44% 3
South East -87 25 £60,000 +9.09% 10
Yorkshire -60 21 £45,000 +42.86% 1
East Midlands -54 5 £36,483 -2.71% 3
East of England -92 3 £57,500 +33.72% 1
Wales - 1 £45,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 371 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 332 (89.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 286 (77.09%) Cybersecurity
4 255 (68.73%) Social Skills
5 246 (66.31%) NIST
6 239 (64.42%) GDPR
7 224 (60.38%) Police
8 218 (58.76%) Smart Meter
9 216 (58.22%) SIEM
10 206 (55.53%) Vulnerability Management
11 202 (54.45%) Security Testing
12 178 (47.98%) Finance
13 170 (45.82%) Banking
14 86 (23.18%) Information Security
15 78 (21.02%) Data Protection
16 67 (18.06%) Security Cleared
17 65 (17.52%) Risk Management
18 58 (15.63%) Management Information System
18 58 (15.63%) Azure
19 55 (14.82%) ISMS
20 52 (14.02%) Identity Management
21 48 (12.94%) Security Management
21 48 (12.94%) Threat Analysis
21 48 (12.94%) Fraud Detection
21 48 (12.94%) Regulatory Compliance
21 48 (12.94%) Cyber Assurance
22 44 (11.86%) Microsoft
23 41 (11.05%) Microsoft 365
24 40 (10.78%) Change Management
24 40 (10.78%) Legal

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 11 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.62%) IIS
3 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.54%) Maximo
3 1 (0.27%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.63%) Azure
2 41 (11.05%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (4.85%) SaaS
4 15 (4.04%) AWS
5 14 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.96%) IaaS
7 9 (2.43%) GCP
8 7 (1.89%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.89%) PaaS
9 6 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.35%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.08%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.81%) Azure Key Vault
12 3 (0.81%) Azure Storage
13 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.28%) Firewall
2 14 (3.77%) LAN
2 14 (3.77%) WAN
3 12 (3.23%) DNS
4 8 (2.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (2.16%) VPN
5 7 (1.89%) Network Security
6 6 (1.62%) IP Telephony
6 6 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (1.35%) DHCP
7 5 (1.35%) VLAN
8 4 (1.08%) BGP
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.08%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (1.08%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.08%) Wireless
8 4 (1.08%) WLAN
9 3 (0.81%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.89%) GIS
3 6 (1.62%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.08%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2019
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.27%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 255 (68.73%) Social Skills
2 224 (60.38%) Police
3 178 (47.98%) Finance
4 170 (45.82%) Banking
5 40 (10.78%) Legal
6 25 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (4.58%) Public Sector
8 10 (2.70%) Law
9 5 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
9 5 (1.35%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.08%) Back Office
10 4 (1.08%) Retail
11 2 (0.54%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.27%) Electronics
12 1 (0.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.27%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 176 (47.44%) Architect
1 176 (47.44%) Security Architect
2 53 (14.29%) Analyst
3 50 (13.48%) Consultant
3 50 (13.48%) Security Consultant
4 48 (12.94%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 39 (10.51%) Security Analyst
6 18 (4.85%) Information Analyst
7 17 (4.58%) Junior
7 17 (4.58%) Junior Consultant
7 17 (4.58%) Junior Security Consultant
8 16 (4.31%) Information Security Analyst
9 14 (3.77%) Security Manager
10 11 (2.96%) Information Manager
11 10 (2.70%) Information Officer
11 10 (2.70%) Information Security Manager
12 8 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.16%) IT Manager
13 7 (1.89%) Developer
13 7 (1.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.89%) .NET
1 7 (1.89%) RESTful
2 6 (1.62%) .NET Core
3 4 (1.08%) Akka.NET
4 3 (0.81%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.81%) Blazor
4 3 (0.81%) jQuery
4 3 (0.81%) OAuth
4 3 (0.81%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (0.81%) WPF
5 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.27%) CSS
5 1 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.27%) HTML
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Graph
5 1 (0.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 218 (58.76%) Smart Meter
2 58 (15.63%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.04%) Data Protection Act
4 13 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.70%) Private Cloud
7 7 (1.89%) Reinsurance
8 6 (1.62%) iPhone
8 6 (1.62%) NHS
9 5 (1.35%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.08%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.81%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.27%) Life Science
12 1 (0.27%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.27%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.27%) User Experience
12 1 (0.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.01%) Windows
2 17 (4.58%) Windows Server
3 15 (4.04%) Windows 10
4 6 (1.62%) Mac OS
5 5 (1.35%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (0.81%) Linux
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.27%) Android
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Unix
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (77.09%) Cybersecurity
2 216 (58.22%) SIEM
3 206 (55.53%) Vulnerability Management
4 202 (54.45%) Security Testing
5 86 (23.18%) Information Security
6 78 (21.02%) Data Protection
7 65 (17.52%) Risk Management
8 55 (14.82%) ISMS
9 52 (14.02%) Identity Management
10 48 (12.94%) Cyber Assurance
10 48 (12.94%) Fraud Detection
10 48 (12.94%) Regulatory Compliance
10 48 (12.94%) Security Management
10 48 (12.94%) Threat Analysis
11 40 (10.78%) Change Management
12 35 (9.43%) ITIL
13 31 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (8.09%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
16 23 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (1.89%) C#
1 7 (1.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (1.62%) SQL
3 2 (0.54%) Python
4 1 (0.27%) Bash
4 1 (0.27%) C
4 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (0.27%) Java
4 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 67 (18.06%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.51%) CISSP
3 36 (9.70%) CISM
4 29 (7.82%) Degree
5 7 (1.89%) CRISC
5 7 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.62%) CISA
7 5 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.08%) CCNA
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.08%) CISMP
8 4 (1.08%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.81%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.81%) CEH
10 2 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.54%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.27%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 371 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 332 (89.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 246 (66.31%) NIST
4 239 (64.42%) GDPR
5 20 (5.39%) SLA
6 10 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (2.70%) PCI DSS
7 8 (2.16%) ISO 22301
8 7 (1.89%) TickIT
9 6 (1.62%) NCSC
10 5 (1.35%) GRC
11 2 (0.54%) COBIT
11 2 (0.54%) IASME
12 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.27%) PMO
12 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.27%) SOC 2
System Software
1 27 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.08%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (1.89%) SCCM
3 4 (1.08%) Cisco CME
3 4 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.81%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.27%) John the Ripper
5 1 (0.27%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.27%) Nmap
5 1 (0.27%) QRadar
Vendors
1 44 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.23%) VMware
3 9 (2.43%) Cisco
4 7 (1.89%) DevExpress
4 7 (1.89%) Qualys
5 6 (1.62%) Citrix
5 6 (1.62%) Oracle
6 5 (1.35%) Darktrace
6 5 (1.35%) LogRhythm
7 4 (1.08%) CheckPoint
7 4 (1.08%) Forcepoint
7 4 (1.08%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.08%) Sophos
7 4 (1.08%) Veeam
7 4 (1.08%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.81%) Meraki
8 3 (0.81%) Splunk
8 3 (0.81%) Symantec
8 3 (0.81%) Zscaler
9 2 (0.54%) IBM