Period
to 21 January 2021

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 21 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 707 956 1040
Rank change year-on-year +249 +84 +91
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 62 88 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.070% 0.048%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.81% 0.55% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 65 82 63
Median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £32,800 £35,250 £33,200
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £46,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -15.22% -16.36% -12.00%

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 7,660 15,873 20,902
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.01% 12.57% 13.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,675 12,341 15,548
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £30,850 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 13 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 21 January 2021. 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 +242 62 £45,000 -28.00% 8
UK excluding London +189 40 £39,000 -15.22% 7
London +203 22 £52,500 -19.23% 3
South West +73 14 £39,000 -40.00%
Work from Home -61 13 £39,000 -25.71% 3
Midlands +101 10 £49,500 -29.29% 1
North of England +79 9 £31,500 -24.10% 2
Yorkshire +38 8 £31,500 -31.52%
West Midlands +77 7 £65,000 - 1
South East +160 5 £55,000 +22.22% 2
East Midlands +62 3 £37,500 -46.43%
East of England +104 2 £43,000 +43.33%
North West +77 1 £47,500 +26.67% 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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 62 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 33 (53.23%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (48.39%) Information Security
4 29 (46.77%) Windows
4 29 (46.77%) Microsoft
4 29 (46.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
6 24 (38.71%) ITIL
7 23 (37.10%) Azure
8 22 (35.48%) Windows Server
9 20 (32.26%) Firewall
9 20 (32.26%) Management Information System
10 18 (29.03%) Linux
11 17 (27.42%) DNS
11 17 (27.42%) Office 365
12 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (25.81%) VMware
12 16 (25.81%) GDPR
13 15 (24.19%) CISSP
14 14 (22.58%) Antivirus Management
15 13 (20.97%) Windows 10
16 12 (19.35%) Security Management
17 11 (17.74%) Disaster Recovery
17 11 (17.74%) Finance
17 11 (17.74%) DHCP
18 10 (16.13%) Information Security Management
18 10 (16.13%) ISMS
19 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
19 9 (14.52%) CISM
19 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification

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 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 23 (37.10%) Azure
2 17 (27.42%) Office 365
3 8 (12.90%) AWS
3 8 (12.90%) G Suite
3 8 (12.90%) IaaS
4 6 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (8.06%) OneDrive
5 5 (8.06%) PaaS
5 5 (8.06%) SaaS
6 3 (4.84%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) Firewall
2 17 (27.42%) DNS
3 11 (17.74%) DHCP
4 8 (12.90%) FTP
4 8 (12.90%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (12.90%) SAN
5 6 (9.68%) Network Security
5 6 (9.68%) WAN
6 5 (8.06%) Wireless
7 4 (6.45%) LAN
7 4 (6.45%) VPN
8 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
8 3 (4.84%) PBX
8 3 (4.84%) SSL
8 3 (4.84%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
9 2 (3.23%) NAS
10 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2017
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) JIRA
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Security Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Server Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Server Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) IT Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Security Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Senior Server Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Senior Server Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Information Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Information Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Information Security Manager
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Information Officer
9 3 (4.84%) IT Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) IT Services Manager
9 3 (4.84%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.26%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.68%) Private Cloud
3 5 (8.06%) Replication
4 3 (4.84%) Clustering
4 3 (4.84%) CMDB
4 3 (4.84%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.84%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.77%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows Server
3 18 (29.03%) Linux
4 13 (20.97%) Windows 10
5 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.84%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (53.23%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (48.39%) Information Security
3 24 (38.71%) ITIL
4 14 (22.58%) Antivirus Management
5 12 (19.35%) Security Management
6 11 (17.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (16.13%) Information Security Management
7 10 (16.13%) ISMS
8 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
8 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (12.90%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (12.90%) Security Architecture
9 8 (12.90%) Security Hardening
9 8 (12.90%) Server Management
9 8 (12.90%) Server Patching
10 7 (11.29%) Project Delivery
10 7 (11.29%) Service Delivery
10 7 (11.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) CISSP
2 9 (14.52%) CISM
2 9 (14.52%) MCSE
2 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (11.29%) CEH
4 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.06%) PCI QSA
6 4 (6.45%) CCNP
6 4 (6.45%) CompTIA Security+
6 4 (6.45%) Degree
6 4 (6.45%) ECSA
7 3 (4.84%) CAPM
7 3 (4.84%) CCNA
7 3 (4.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
7 3 (4.84%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.84%) PMP
7 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.84%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 29 (46.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (25.81%) GDPR
4 8 (12.90%) NIST
5 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
6 4 (6.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (3.23%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (3.23%) IASME
7 2 (3.23%) QA
8 1 (1.61%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (1.61%) ISO 22301
8 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
8 1 (1.61%) NCSC
System Software
1 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.90%) Shibboleth
3 8 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.61%) XenApp
6 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (12.90%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (12.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (8.06%) PaperCut
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (4.84%) SCCM
4 3 (4.84%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) CASB
6 1 (1.61%) Nessus
6 1 (1.61%) SCOM
6 1 (1.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 29 (46.77%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.81%) VMware
3 8 (12.90%) Google
3 8 (12.90%) McAfee
3 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 8 (12.90%) SolarWinds
3 8 (12.90%) Sophos
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 6 (9.68%) Barracuda Networks
6 5 (8.06%) Veeam
7 3 (4.84%) Sage
7 3 (4.84%) Xero
8 2 (3.23%) Aruba
8 2 (3.23%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.23%) HP
8 2 (3.23%) Synology
8 2 (3.23%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.61%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.61%) Twitter