Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1056 1130 1182
Rank change year-on-year +74 +52 +117
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 77 74 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.041% 0.025%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.36% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 66 58 24
UK median annual salary £56,250 £60,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.32% +7.95%
10th Percentile £32,625 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £56,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £58,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.17% +16.00% +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 21,608 22,522 23,666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.53% 12.53% 12.80%
Number of salaries quoted 16,141 17,022 18,736
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +51 74 £57,500 -4.17% 20
UK excluding London +62 50 £55,000 -5.17% 15
London +55 25 £58,750 -2.08% 5
Midlands +54 24 £57,500 +7.48% 1
West Midlands +34 22 £57,500 +7.48% 1
North of England +42 10 £40,000 -8.57% 3
Yorkshire +40 9 £37,500 -16.67% 3
South East +18 9 £55,000 -21.43% 6
South West +20 6 £67,500 +229.27% 4
East Midlands - 2 £38,500 -
North East 0 1 £60,000 +118.18%
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 77 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 65 (84.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (71.43%) Information Security
4 39 (50.65%) PCI DSS
5 38 (49.35%) CISSP
6 34 (44.16%) CISM
7 31 (40.26%) Data Centre
8 27 (35.06%) ITIL
8 27 (35.06%) Management Information System
9 23 (29.87%) GDPR
10 21 (27.27%) SIEM
10 21 (27.27%) SC Cleared
10 21 (27.27%) Security Cleared
11 19 (24.68%) CISA
11 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
12 18 (23.38%) Business Continuity
12 18 (23.38%) Risk Management
13 17 (22.08%) Service Delivery
14 16 (20.78%) Firewall
14 16 (20.78%) Data Security
15 15 (19.48%) Windows
16 14 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
16 14 (18.18%) Data Protection
16 14 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (16.88%) Disaster Recovery
18 12 (15.58%) VMware
18 12 (15.58%) Cybersecurity
19 11 (14.29%) WAN
20 10 (12.99%) Security Management
20 10 (12.99%) Office 365

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 4 (5.19%) Apache
2 3 (3.90%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) assyst
2 4 (5.19%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.30%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) Office 365
2 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.79%) SaaS
4 5 (6.49%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.60%) IaaS
6 2 (2.60%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.60%) PaaS
7 1 (1.30%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) Firewall
2 11 (14.29%) WAN
3 7 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (7.79%) LAN
4 6 (7.79%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (6.49%) Intranet
5 5 (6.49%) SAN
6 4 (5.19%) MPLS
6 4 (5.19%) VoIP
7 3 (3.90%) Internet
7 3 (3.90%) Skype
7 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.90%) VPN
8 2 (2.60%) DNS
8 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.60%) NAS
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.30%) DHCP
9 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 9 (11.69%) Legal
1 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Games
3 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Back Office
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Analyst
2 18 (23.38%) Security Manager
3 17 (22.08%) Security Analyst
4 16 (20.78%) Information Analyst
4 16 (20.78%) Information Security Analyst
5 14 (18.18%) Compliance Manager
5 14 (18.18%) Security Compliance Manager
6 13 (16.88%) Information Manager
6 13 (16.88%) Information Security Compliance Manager
6 13 (16.88%) Information Security Manager
7 9 (11.69%) IT Manager
7 9 (11.69%) Security Officer
8 8 (10.39%) Information Security Officer
9 7 (9.09%) Compliance Officer
9 7 (9.09%) Information Officer
9 7 (9.09%) Security Compliance Officer
10 6 (7.79%) Information Security Compliance Officer
11 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 4 (5.19%) Information Security Consultant
12 4 (5.19%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (40.26%) Data Centre
2 27 (35.06%) Management Information System
3 14 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.79%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (7.79%) Social Media
4 6 (7.79%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (6.49%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (5.19%) BYOD
6 4 (5.19%) CESG
6 4 (5.19%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.60%) Blog
8 2 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.60%) LIMS
8 2 (2.60%) Replication
9 1 (1.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.60%) Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) CentOS
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (71.43%) Information Security
2 27 (35.06%) ITIL
3 21 (27.27%) SIEM
4 18 (23.38%) Business Continuity
4 18 (23.38%) Risk Management
5 17 (22.08%) Service Delivery
6 16 (20.78%) Data Security
7 14 (18.18%) Data Protection
7 14 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (16.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (15.58%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement Process
10 10 (12.99%) IT Audit
10 10 (12.99%) IT Governance
10 10 (12.99%) Security Management
11 9 (11.69%) Cryptography
11 9 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (11.69%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (10.39%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (49.35%) CISSP
2 34 (44.16%) CISM
3 21 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 21 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 19 (24.68%) CISA
5 9 (11.69%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (6.49%) CEH
7 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.90%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (3.90%) Degree
8 3 (3.90%) GIAC
9 2 (2.60%) GPEN
9 2 (2.60%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 2 (2.60%) MCP
9 2 (2.60%) MCSE
9 2 (2.60%) OSCP
9 2 (2.60%) SSCP
10 1 (1.30%) CCNA
10 1 (1.30%) MCSA
10 1 (1.30%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 65 (84.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 39 (50.65%) PCI DSS
4 23 (29.87%) GDPR
5 9 (11.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (7.79%) ISO 9001
7 5 (6.49%) ISO 22301
7 5 (6.49%) QA
8 1 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
8 1 (1.30%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.30%) RMADS
8 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Nessus
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.60%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) VMware
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco
4 4 (5.19%) Google
4 4 (5.19%) iManage
4 4 (5.19%) Okta
5 3 (3.90%) Apple
5 3 (3.90%) Avaya
5 3 (3.90%) CA
5 3 (3.90%) Dell
5 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.90%) Sophos
6 2 (2.60%) HP
7 1 (1.30%) Aderant
7 1 (1.30%) FireEye
7 1 (1.30%) Intapp
7 1 (1.30%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.30%) Veeam