Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1018 1110 1139
Rank change year-on-year +92 +29 +185
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 89 71 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.041% 0.035%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.43% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 73 63 33
UK median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.00% +8.70% +43.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £96,250 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £62,500 £49,759
% change year-on-year -16.00% +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 20,650 22,172 21,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 12.66% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15,132 17,227 17,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +105 86 £55,000 -12.00% 20
UK excluding London +107 68 £52,500 -16.00% 14
South East +59 30 £35,000 -50.00% 4
London +37 19 £60,000 -4.00% 6
Midlands +62 17 £57,500 -8.00% 4
West Midlands +55 13 £57,500 -8.00% 3
Yorkshire +63 9 £43,750 +2.94% 1
North of England +57 9 £43,750 +2.94% 4
East of England +39 6 £54,000 -16.92% 1
South West +17 5 £75,000 +265.85% 1
East Midlands +18 4 £38,500 -45.00% 1
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 89 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 80 (89.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (55.06%) Information Security
4 42 (47.19%) Microsoft
5 38 (42.70%) Security Cleared
6 37 (41.57%) ITIL
7 36 (40.45%) CISSP
7 36 (40.45%) SC Cleared
7 36 (40.45%) Data Centre
8 31 (34.83%) Windows
8 31 (34.83%) CISM
8 31 (34.83%) Business Continuity
9 29 (32.58%) VMware
9 29 (32.58%) GDPR
10 25 (28.09%) PCI DSS
11 24 (26.97%) Windows Server
11 24 (26.97%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (25.84%) Cisco
13 22 (24.72%) Office 365
13 22 (24.72%) Cybersecurity
14 20 (22.47%) SCCM
14 20 (22.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (21.35%) Management Information System
16 18 (20.22%) MCSE
16 18 (20.22%) Firewall
16 18 (20.22%) PowerShell
16 18 (20.22%) SIEM
16 18 (20.22%) Problem-Solving
17 17 (19.10%) HP
17 17 (19.10%) Penetration Testing

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 (4.49%) Apache
1 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 22 (24.72%) Office 365
2 7 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.74%) SaaS
4 5 (5.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.49%) IaaS
6 3 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.25%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.22%) Firewall
2 15 (16.85%) BIG-IP
2 15 (16.85%) IP Telephony
2 15 (16.85%) Remote Desktop
3 12 (13.48%) WAN
4 8 (8.99%) Internet
4 8 (8.99%) Intranet
4 8 (8.99%) LAN
4 8 (8.99%) SAN
5 7 (7.87%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (6.74%) VPN
7 4 (4.49%) MPLS
7 4 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.37%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.37%) DNS
9 2 (2.25%) DHCP
9 2 (2.25%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.25%) NAS
9 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) Big Data
General
1 16 (17.98%) Electronics
2 12 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.62%) Legal
4 3 (3.37%) Finance
4 3 (3.37%) Military
5 2 (2.25%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Back Office
6 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (29.21%) Security Manager
2 20 (22.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (19.10%) Compliance Manager
3 17 (19.10%) Security Compliance Manager
3 17 (19.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (16.85%) Analyst
4 15 (16.85%) Security Analyst
5 14 (15.73%) IT Manager
6 12 (13.48%) Information Manager
6 12 (13.48%) Information Security Compliance Manager
6 12 (13.48%) Information Security Manager
6 12 (13.48%) IT Security Manager
7 10 (11.24%) Information Analyst
7 10 (11.24%) Information Security Analyst
8 7 (7.87%) Security Officer
9 6 (6.74%) Consultant
9 6 (6.74%) Security Specialist
10 5 (5.62%) Compliance Officer
10 5 (5.62%) Security Compliance Officer
10 5 (5.62%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (40.45%) Data Centre
2 19 (21.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (8.99%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (6.74%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (5.62%) LIMS
7 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.37%) Blog
7 3 (3.37%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.37%) Social Media
8 2 (2.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (2.25%) Internet of Things
8 2 (2.25%) NHS
8 2 (2.25%) Replication
8 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (1.12%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.83%) Windows
2 24 (26.97%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.74%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.25%) Linux
4 2 (2.25%) Mac OS X
4 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.12%) CentOS
5 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) Information Security
2 37 (41.57%) ITIL
3 31 (34.83%) Business Continuity
4 22 (24.72%) Cybersecurity
5 20 (22.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (20.22%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (20.22%) SIEM
7 17 (19.10%) Penetration Testing
8 15 (16.85%) High Availability
8 15 (16.85%) Load Balancing
9 13 (14.61%) Risk Management
10 12 (13.48%) Data Security
10 12 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (13.48%) Service Delivery
11 11 (12.36%) Data Protection
12 9 (10.11%) Project Management
12 9 (10.11%) Security Patching
12 9 (10.11%) Security Testing
13 8 (8.99%) ISMS
13 8 (8.99%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.22%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.87%) SQL
3 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (42.70%) Security Cleared
2 36 (40.45%) CISSP
2 36 (40.45%) SC Cleared
3 31 (34.83%) CISM
4 24 (26.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (20.22%) MCSE
6 16 (17.98%) CISA
6 16 (17.98%) MCSA
7 9 (10.11%) Degree
8 6 (6.74%) MCP
9 5 (5.62%) CEH
9 5 (5.62%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (3.37%) SSCP
11 2 (2.25%) CCNA
11 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (1.12%) GIAC
12 1 (1.12%) GSNA
12 1 (1.12%) IRCA
12 1 (1.12%) MCSD
12 1 (1.12%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 80 (89.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (32.58%) GDPR
4 25 (28.09%) PCI DSS
5 15 (16.85%) PMO
6 11 (12.36%) ISO 9001
7 9 (10.11%) ISO 22301
8 5 (5.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (5.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 5 (5.62%) JSP 440
8 5 (5.62%) RMADS
9 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (2.25%) NIST 800
11 1 (1.12%) ISO 14001
11 1 (1.12%) QA
11 1 (1.12%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) Hyper-V
2 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (22.47%) SCCM
2 15 (16.85%) SCVMM
3 4 (4.49%) Nessus
4 2 (2.25%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (2.25%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.25%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 42 (47.19%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.58%) VMware
3 23 (25.84%) Cisco
4 17 (19.10%) HP
5 15 (16.85%) Aruba
5 15 (16.85%) F5
5 15 (16.85%) Mitel
6 5 (5.62%) CA
7 4 (4.49%) Okta
7 4 (4.49%) Sophos
8 3 (3.37%) Avaya
8 3 (3.37%) Google
8 3 (3.37%) iManage
8 3 (3.37%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.25%) Apple
9 2 (2.25%) Dell
9 2 (2.25%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.25%) FireEye
9 2 (2.25%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.12%) Veeam