Period
to 16 July 2020

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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 777 1004 1096
Rank change year-on-year +227 +92 +42
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 40 105 105
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.072% 0.060%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.44% 0.53% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 35 92 88
Median annual salary £62,500 £42,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.06% -26.09% -2.13%
10th Percentile £44,221 £32,500 £45,125
90th Percentile £93,000 £67,250 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £35,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +57.14% -39.13% +27.78%

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 9,070 19,853 22,912
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.19% 13.62% 13.02%
Number of salaries quoted 6,886 14,595 17,498
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

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 16 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 9 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 16 July 2020. 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 +221 39 £63,750 +50.00% 7
London +187 22 £65,000 +52.94% 2
UK excluding London +187 17 £55,000 +57.14% 7
North of England +151 8 £47,500 -1.04% 3
Yorkshire +107 7 £47,500 -9.52% 3
South East +119 5 £70,000 +100.00%
South West +104 4 £65,000 +52.94% 2
Work from Home - 2 £55,138 -
North West +106 1 £80,000 +66.67%

For the 6 months to 16 July 2020, 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 40 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 37 (92.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (75.00%) Information Security
4 22 (55.00%) Firewall
5 21 (52.50%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (50.00%) PCI DSS
7 18 (45.00%) GDPR
8 12 (30.00%) CISSP
8 12 (30.00%) Risk Management
9 11 (27.50%) Business Continuity
9 11 (27.50%) CISM
10 10 (25.00%) CEH
10 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
10 10 (25.00%) Security Architecture
11 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
11 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
11 9 (22.50%) Time Management
11 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
11 9 (22.50%) Legal
11 9 (22.50%) ISO 22301
11 9 (22.50%) NIST
12 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (20.00%) Data Privacy
13 7 (17.50%) LAN
14 6 (15.00%) WAN
14 6 (15.00%) VPN
14 6 (15.00%) BCP
14 6 (15.00%) Ethical Hacking
14 6 (15.00%) Finance
14 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity Management

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 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Azure
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (55.00%) Firewall
2 7 (17.50%) LAN
3 6 (15.00%) VPN
3 6 (15.00%) WAN
4 4 (10.00%) Network Security
5 3 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.00%) DNS
6 2 (5.00%) VLAN
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.50%) DHCP
7 1 (2.50%) FTP
7 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.50%) IPsec
7 1 (2.50%) NAS
7 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.50%) SAN
7 1 (2.50%) SSL
7 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (22.50%) Legal
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Public Sector
3 4 (10.00%) Law
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Security Specialist
2 5 (12.50%) Analyst
2 5 (12.50%) Head of Security
2 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Head of Information
3 4 (10.00%) Head of Information Security
3 4 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Chief Information Security Officer
4 3 (7.50%) Security Officer
5 2 (5.00%) CISSP Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Information Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
5 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) IT Security Officer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.50%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (75.00%) Information Security
2 21 (52.50%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (30.00%) Risk Management
4 11 (27.50%) Business Continuity
5 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 9 (22.50%) Time Management
7 8 (20.00%) Data Privacy
7 8 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (15.00%) BCP
8 6 (15.00%) Business Continuity Management
8 6 (15.00%) Creative Thinking
8 6 (15.00%) Data Protection
8 6 (15.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (12.50%) SIEM
10 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.00%) Incident Management
10 4 (10.00%) Matrix Management
10 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) CISSP
2 11 (27.50%) CISM
3 10 (25.00%) CEH
4 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) DBS Check
5 6 (15.00%) Degree
5 6 (15.00%) OSCP
6 1 (2.50%) CIMA
6 1 (2.50%) CISA
6 1 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.50%) CRISC
6 1 (2.50%) GSEC
6 1 (2.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 1 (2.50%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 37 (92.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (50.00%) PCI DSS
4 18 (45.00%) GDPR
5 9 (22.50%) ISO 22301
5 9 (22.50%) NIST
6 6 (15.00%) ISO 31000
6 6 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 6 (15.00%) NCSC
7 3 (7.50%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (7.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (5.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (2.50%) Nessus
3 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco
2 3 (7.50%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) CommVault
4 1 (2.50%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
4 1 (2.50%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.50%) Shavlik
4 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.50%) Veeam