Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 984 1081 1139
Rank change year-on-year +97 +58 +79
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 79 83 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.051% 0.043%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.45% 0.38% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 70 72 60
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +27.66%
10th Percentile £36,169 £32,975 £36,575
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £57,500 £53,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.48% +7.00%

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 17,634 21,825 22,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.97% 13.39% 12.57%
Number of salaries quoted 13,349 16,451 16,935
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 16 November 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 16 November 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 +104 79 £60,000 +4.35% 19
London +100 40 £75,000 +25.00% 6
UK excluding London +40 39 £46,000 -20.00% 13
North of England +51 22 £43,750 +9.38% 8
Yorkshire +19 17 £47,500 +26.67% 6
East of England - 7 £40,000 - 1
North West +43 5 £37,500 -33.04% 2
Midlands +13 4 £67,500 +17.39% 1
South East +23 3 £34,500 -32.68% 2
South West +2 3 £70,000 +16.67% 1
East Midlands +23 2 £67,500 +75.32%
West Midlands +2 2 £47,500 -17.39% 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 79 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 70 (88.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (65.82%) Information Security
4 39 (49.37%) Cybersecurity
5 30 (37.97%) GDPR
6 27 (34.18%) CISSP
7 26 (32.91%) Office 365
8 25 (31.65%) CISM
9 24 (30.38%) Azure
10 23 (29.11%) Law
11 21 (26.58%) Management Information System
12 19 (24.05%) Business Continuity
12 19 (24.05%) Firewall
12 19 (24.05%) SIEM
13 17 (21.52%) Change Management
13 17 (21.52%) Incident Management
14 16 (20.25%) Legal
14 16 (20.25%) ITIL
14 16 (20.25%) Data Protection
15 15 (18.99%) ISMS
15 15 (18.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (18.99%) Security Operations
16 14 (17.72%) Threat Intelligence
16 14 (17.72%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 14 (17.72%) Capacity Management
16 14 (17.72%) Windows
16 14 (17.72%) Security Management
17 13 (16.46%) ServiceNow
17 13 (16.46%) Network Security
17 13 (16.46%) Security Operations Centre

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 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (32.91%) Office 365
2 24 (30.38%) Azure
3 11 (13.92%) AWS
4 5 (6.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.33%) OneDrive
4 5 (6.33%) Power Platform
4 5 (6.33%) PowerApps
5 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.53%) GCP
6 2 (2.53%) SaaS
7 1 (1.27%) IaaS
7 1 (1.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.05%) Firewall
2 13 (16.46%) Network Security
3 10 (12.66%) LAN
3 10 (12.66%) WAN
4 7 (8.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (7.59%) BGP
5 6 (7.59%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (7.59%) EIGRP
5 6 (7.59%) HSRP
5 6 (7.59%) Intranet
5 6 (7.59%) MPLS
5 6 (7.59%) OSPF
5 6 (7.59%) VLAN
5 6 (7.59%) VoIP
5 6 (7.59%) Wireless
5 6 (7.59%) Wireless Security
5 6 (7.59%) WLAN
5 6 (7.59%) xDSL
6 3 (3.80%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (3.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2017
General
1 23 (29.11%) Law
2 16 (20.25%) Legal
3 5 (6.33%) Marketing
4 3 (3.80%) Finance
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Analyst
1 29 (36.71%) Security Analyst
2 27 (34.18%) Information Analyst
2 27 (34.18%) Information Security Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Security Manager
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Information Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Information Security Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Senior Security Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Technical Analyst
4 8 (10.13%) Technical Security Analyst
5 7 (8.86%) Information Manager
5 7 (8.86%) Information Security Manager
6 5 (6.33%) Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) Head of Security
6 5 (6.33%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) IT Security Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Office 365 Specialist
6 5 (6.33%) Security Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.58%) Management Information System
2 13 (16.46%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.59%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 6 (7.59%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.80%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.53%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.27%) BYOD
7 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.72%) Windows
2 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.80%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (65.82%) Information Security
2 39 (49.37%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (24.05%) Business Continuity
3 19 (24.05%) SIEM
4 17 (21.52%) Change Management
4 17 (21.52%) Incident Management
5 16 (20.25%) Data Protection
5 16 (20.25%) ITIL
6 15 (18.99%) Continuous Improvement
6 15 (18.99%) ISMS
6 15 (18.99%) Security Operations
7 14 (17.72%) Capacity Management
7 14 (17.72%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 14 (17.72%) Security Management
7 14 (17.72%) Threat Intelligence
8 12 (15.19%) Supplier Management
8 12 (15.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 11 (13.92%) Data Privacy
9 11 (13.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (13.92%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.33%) SQL
3 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.53%) C
3 2 (2.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (34.18%) CISSP
2 25 (31.65%) CISM
3 12 (15.19%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (10.13%) CEH
5 7 (8.86%) CISMP
5 7 (8.86%) Degree
5 7 (8.86%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.59%) CCNP
6 6 (7.59%) SSCP
7 5 (6.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 5 (6.33%) CCSP
7 5 (6.33%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (5.06%) CCNA
8 4 (5.06%) MCSE
8 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.80%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (3.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 70 (88.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 30 (37.97%) GDPR
4 10 (12.66%) SLA
5 9 (11.39%) ISO 22301
5 9 (11.39%) PCI DSS
6 6 (7.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (7.59%) NIST
6 6 (7.59%) NIST 800
7 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
7 2 (2.53%) RMADS
8 1 (1.27%) IASME
8 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (1.27%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.80%) Firmware
3 3 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.27%) Nessus
4 1 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.27%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) ServiceNow
2 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 8 (10.13%) Cisco
4 7 (8.86%) VMware
5 4 (5.06%) iManage
6 3 (3.80%) Aderant
6 3 (3.80%) Google
6 3 (3.80%) Intapp
6 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
6 3 (3.80%) Sophos
7 2 (2.53%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.53%) CA
7 2 (2.53%) Citrix
8 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.27%) FireEye
8 1 (1.27%) McAfee
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle