Cyber Essentials PLUS Jobs

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Cyber Essentials PLUS skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 718 729 760
Rank change year-on-year +11 +31 +98
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 187 193 568
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.33% 1.16% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 155 138 186
10th Percentile £32,500 £39,775 £35,050
25th Percentile £42,500 £50,000 £45,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £64,000 £62,708
Median % change year-on-year -14.06% +2.06% +37.07%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +33.33%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS falls under the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring quality assurance or compliance skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 14,021 16,698 29,954
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 12.76% 18.06% 17.34%
Number of salaries quoted 9,272 8,331 13,395
10th Percentile £26,250 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £70,000 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £91,500 £93,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 12 June 2024.

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 12 June 2024. 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 +14 160 £55,000 -12.00% 42
UK excluding London -46 127 £50,000 -20.00% 38
Work from Home +36 73 £57,500 -17.86% 16
North of England +19 42 £56,000 -13.85% 11
London +73 37 £67,500 +3.85% 7
North West -12 30 £46,750 +0.54% 6
South East -27 30 £45,922 -38.77% 7
South West -61 22 £50,000 -23.08% 4
Midlands -29 20 £40,750 +16.43% 11
West Midlands -5 16 £40,750 +16.43% 9
East of England -5 9 £48,750 -27.78% 2
Yorkshire +60 7 £60,000 -11.11% 5
North East -14 5 £80,000 +5.61%
Scotland -68 4 £45,000 +12.18% 1
East Midlands - 4 £41,250 - 2

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.28%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Exchange
3 1 (0.53%) CMS
3 1 (0.53%) Drupal
3 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 66 (35.29%) Azure
2 51 (27.27%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (12.30%) AWS
4 22 (11.76%) Entra ID
5 17 (9.09%) SaaS
6 11 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (4.81%) IaaS
8 7 (3.74%) PaaS
9 3 (1.60%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.07%) Azure Sentinel
11 1 (0.53%) GCP
11 1 (0.53%) Nutanix
11 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.53%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 50 (26.74%) Firewall
2 18 (9.63%) LAN
3 12 (6.42%) Network Security
4 11 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (5.35%) SD-WAN
5 10 (5.35%) VPN
6 9 (4.81%) Cisco IPT
6 9 (4.81%) MPLS
7 8 (4.28%) Wireless
8 7 (3.74%) DHCP
8 7 (3.74%) DNS
9 6 (3.21%) WAN
9 6 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.67%) VLAN
11 4 (2.14%) TCP/IP
12 3 (1.60%) BGP
12 3 (1.60%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (1.60%) EIGRP
12 3 (1.60%) Internet
12 3 (1.60%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (2.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.07%) JIRA
2 1 (0.53%) GitLab
2 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 51 (27.27%) Social Skills
2 26 (13.90%) Finance
3 23 (12.30%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (11.23%) Law
5 17 (9.09%) Public Sector
6 12 (6.42%) Legal
7 10 (5.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 7 (3.74%) Presentation Skills
9 6 (3.21%) Local Government
9 6 (3.21%) Military
9 6 (3.21%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (2.67%) Automotive
10 5 (2.67%) Manufacturing
11 4 (2.14%) Retail
12 3 (1.60%) Publishing
13 2 (1.07%) Tech for Good
14 1 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
Job Titles
1 36 (19.25%) Analyst
2 30 (16.04%) Security Analyst
3 28 (14.97%) Security Manager
4 17 (9.09%) Lead
4 17 (9.09%) Security Officer
5 15 (8.02%) Information Manager
5 15 (8.02%) Information Security Manager
5 15 (8.02%) Senior
6 14 (7.49%) Information Analyst
6 14 (7.49%) Information Security Analyst
7 13 (6.95%) IT Manager
8 12 (6.42%) IT Technician
9 11 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (5.35%) IT Engineer
11 9 (4.81%) Compliance Analyst
11 9 (4.81%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 8 (4.28%) IT Support
12 8 (4.28%) Security Compliance Analyst
12 8 (4.28%) Security Specialist
13 7 (3.74%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.81%) ModSecurity
2 5 (2.67%) SAML
3 4 (2.14%) OAuth
4 2 (1.07%) EDI
4 2 (1.07%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.53%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.37%) Management Information System
2 22 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.95%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (5.35%) Cyberattack
5 9 (4.81%) Cyber Threat
6 8 (4.28%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.28%) Security Posture
7 6 (3.21%) CCTV
8 5 (2.67%) IoT
9 4 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (2.14%) NHS
10 3 (1.60%) Onboarding
11 2 (1.07%) Anti-Spyware
11 2 (1.07%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.07%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.07%) Educational Technology
11 2 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.51%) Windows
2 16 (8.56%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.67%) Android
4 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (2.14%) Linux
6 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.53%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.53%) Unix
7 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (55.08%) Information Security
2 92 (49.20%) Cybersecurity
3 32 (17.11%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (14.97%) Penetration Testing
5 26 (13.90%) ITIL
5 26 (13.90%) SIEM
6 23 (12.30%) Business Continuity
7 22 (11.76%) Data Protection
7 22 (11.76%) Incident Response
7 22 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 21 (11.23%) ISMS
8 21 (11.23%) Security Management
9 20 (10.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (9.63%) Information Security Management
11 16 (8.56%) Data Security
11 16 (8.56%) Security Operations
12 15 (8.02%) Mentoring
12 15 (8.02%) Roadmaps
12 15 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.28%) SQL
2 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.53%) Bash
3 1 (0.53%) PHP
3 1 (0.53%) Python
Qualifications
1 51 (27.27%) CISSP
2 45 (24.06%) CISM
3 32 (17.11%) Security Cleared
4 28 (14.97%) CISA
5 25 (13.37%) SC Cleared
6 24 (12.83%) Degree
7 11 (5.88%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (4.81%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 8 (4.28%) CEH
9 8 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (4.28%) CompTIA CySA+
9 8 (4.28%) CRISC
10 7 (3.74%) Azure Certification
10 7 (3.74%) DBS Check
11 6 (3.21%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 6 (3.21%) AWS Certification
11 6 (3.21%) CCSP
11 6 (3.21%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.21%) ISACA
11 6 (3.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 126 (67.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (19.25%) NIST
4 26 (13.90%) GDPR
5 20 (10.70%) NCSC
5 20 (10.70%) PCI DSS
6 16 (8.56%) GRC
7 11 (5.88%) SOC 2
8 9 (4.81%) ISO 9001
9 8 (4.28%) IASME
10 6 (3.21%) QA
11 4 (2.14%) TickIT
12 2 (1.07%) Def Stans
12 2 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.53%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (16.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.74%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (1.60%) Nessus
2 3 (1.60%) Terraform
3 2 (1.07%) Ansible
3 2 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.07%) SCCM
3 2 (1.07%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (8.02%) Cisco
3 14 (7.49%) VMware
4 9 (4.81%) Fortinet
5 7 (3.74%) Meraki
6 5 (2.67%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.14%) Barracuda Networks
7 4 (2.14%) Citrix
7 4 (2.14%) Dell
7 4 (2.14%) ESET
7 4 (2.14%) Qualys
7 4 (2.14%) SolarWinds
7 4 (2.14%) Varonis
7 4 (2.14%) Veeam
8 3 (1.60%) Juniper
9 2 (1.07%) CrowdStrike
9 2 (1.07%) Darktrace
9 2 (1.07%) Mitel
9 2 (1.07%) Sophos
9 2 (1.07%) Symantec