Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1123 1117 1304
Rank change year-on-year -6 +187 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 71 61 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.035% 0.002%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.28% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 63 33 5
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% +43.75% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £61,250 £49,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £49,759 £44,000
% change year-on-year +25.61% +13.09% -

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 22,383 21,691 27,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.85% 12.42% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17,382 17,187 21,576
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 14 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 18 February 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 -1 70 £62,500 +8.70% 3
London +19 46 £62,500 +8.70% 1
UK excluding London +5 25 £62,500 +25.61% 2
South East - 9 £70,000 -
Midlands -20 7 £62,500 +25.61% 1
North of England +14 5 £42,500 -5.56% 1
West Midlands -14 5 £62,500 +25.61% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £70,000 -
East of England - 2 £65,000 -
North East -27 1 £27,500 -38.89%
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £20,500 -
Wales - 1 £35,050 -

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 69 (97.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (42.25%) Information Security
3 30 (42.25%) Windows
4 27 (38.03%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (28.17%) CISSP
6 19 (26.76%) Management Information System
6 19 (26.76%) SIEM
6 19 (26.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 18 (25.35%) CISM
8 17 (23.94%) FireEye
8 17 (23.94%) NIST 800
9 15 (21.13%) Cyberthreat
9 15 (21.13%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
9 15 (21.13%) ITIL
10 14 (19.72%) Security Management
10 14 (19.72%) ISMS
11 13 (18.31%) Legal
11 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
11 13 (18.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 12 (16.90%) Change Management
13 11 (15.49%) Information Security Management
13 11 (15.49%) Citrix
13 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (15.49%) Data Management
13 11 (15.49%) GDPR
13 11 (15.49%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (14.08%) DevOps
14 10 (14.08%) Windows 7

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 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Remote Desktop
2 9 (12.68%) Internet
3 6 (8.45%) Firewall
4 4 (5.63%) Intranet
4 4 (5.63%) VPN
5 3 (4.23%) Network Security
5 3 (4.23%) SAN
6 2 (2.82%) DHCP
6 2 (2.82%) DNS
6 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.82%) LAN
6 2 (2.82%) SSL
6 2 (2.82%) VLAN
6 2 (2.82%) VoIP
6 2 (2.82%) WAN
6 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (12.68%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (18.31%) Legal
2 9 (12.68%) Finance
3 4 (5.63%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Analyst
2 13 (18.31%) Security Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Architect
3 10 (14.08%) Team Leader
4 9 (12.68%) Citrix Architect
4 9 (12.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Desktop Support
5 8 (11.27%) Security Manager
6 7 (9.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Information Manager
7 6 (8.45%) Information Officer
7 6 (8.45%) Information Security Officer
7 6 (8.45%) Security Officer
8 5 (7.04%) Head of Security
8 5 (7.04%) Information Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Information Security Analyst
9 4 (5.63%) Information Security Manager
9 4 (5.63%) SCCM Architect
10 3 (4.23%) Head of Information
10 3 (4.23%) Information Assurance Manager
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Management Information System
2 15 (21.13%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (18.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 9 (12.68%) Internet of Things
5 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.63%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
7 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.82%) CESG
8 2 (2.82%) User Experience
9 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (42.25%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
3 9 (12.68%) Debian
3 9 (12.68%) Linux
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) Information Security
2 27 (38.03%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (26.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 19 (26.76%) SIEM
4 15 (21.13%) ITIL
4 15 (21.13%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (19.72%) ISMS
5 14 (19.72%) Security Management
6 12 (16.90%) Change Management
7 11 (15.49%) Data Management
7 11 (15.49%) Information Security Management
8 10 (14.08%) Data Protection
8 10 (14.08%) DevOps
8 10 (14.08%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (12.68%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.68%) Data Strategy
9 9 (12.68%) Information Governance
9 9 (12.68%) Open Source
9 9 (12.68%) Programme Management
9 9 (12.68%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) Go
1 9 (12.68%) Python
2 6 (8.45%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) CISSP
2 18 (25.35%) CISM
3 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.63%) CISA
6 3 (4.23%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.82%) Degree
7 2 (2.82%) SSCP
8 1 (1.41%) CCNA
8 1 (1.41%) CCNP
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.41%) CRISC
8 1 (1.41%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 69 (97.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (23.94%) NIST 800
4 11 (15.49%) GDPR
5 10 (14.08%) ISO 14001
5 10 (14.08%) ISO 9001
6 9 (12.68%) ISO 22301
7 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
8 2 (2.82%) COBIT
9 1 (1.41%) Data Quality
9 1 (1.41%) IASME
9 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (1.41%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) Ceph
2 9 (12.68%) KVM
3 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.63%) XenApp
4 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) Icinga
1 9 (12.68%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (5.63%) vCenter Server
2 4 (5.63%) WSUS
3 3 (4.23%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.41%) Nessus
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) FireEye
2 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
3 11 (15.49%) Citrix
4 7 (9.86%) Google
4 7 (9.86%) VMware
5 4 (5.63%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) Ivanti
5 4 (5.63%) Lumension
6 3 (4.23%) Aderant
6 3 (4.23%) CA
6 3 (4.23%) iManage
7 2 (2.82%) HP