Period
to 7 April 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 7 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 902 1004 1139
Rank change year-on-year +102 +135 -18
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 71 106 75
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.071% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.50% 0.51% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 65 90 65
Median annual salary £61,500 £43,034 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.91% -28.28% +4.35%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,500 £49,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £69,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +42.86% -39.13% +15.56%

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 14,175 20,880 22,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.29% 14.00% 12.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10,865 15,177 17,673
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%

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 7 April 2020.

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 7 April 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 +72 64 £65,000 +52.94% 6
London +96 33 £75,000 +36.36% 1
UK excluding London +87 31 £50,000 +42.86% 5
North of England +56 10 £47,500 -1.04% 1
Yorkshire +56 9 £47,500 -9.52%
South East +52 8 £55,000 +57.14% 2
East of England +56 6 £30,000 -14.29%
South West +52 4 £65,000 +36.84% 1
Work from Home +20 4 £58,750 -12.96% 1
Midlands +34 3 £70,000 +100.00% 1
East Midlands +25 3 £70,000 +100.00% 1
North West +33 1 £80,000 +66.67% 1

For the 6 months to 7 April 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 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 56 (78.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 51 (71.83%) Information Security
4 37 (52.11%) GDPR
5 33 (46.48%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (32.39%) CISM
7 22 (30.99%) Firewall
8 21 (29.58%) Data Protection
9 20 (28.17%) CISSP
10 18 (25.35%) Windows
11 17 (23.94%) PCI DSS
12 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
12 16 (22.54%) VMware
13 15 (21.13%) Office 365
14 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
14 14 (19.72%) Law
14 14 (19.72%) Management Information System
14 14 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
15 13 (18.31%) Linux
16 12 (16.90%) Security Architecture
16 12 (16.90%) Network Security
16 12 (16.90%) Data Loss Prevention
17 11 (15.49%) SIEM
17 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
17 11 (15.49%) Business Continuity
17 11 (15.49%) CEH
17 11 (15.49%) LAN
18 10 (14.08%) Change 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 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.13%) Office 365
2 7 (9.86%) Azure
3 3 (4.23%) AWS
3 3 (4.23%) SaaS
4 2 (2.82%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) Firewall
2 12 (16.90%) Network Security
3 11 (15.49%) LAN
4 9 (12.68%) WAN
5 6 (8.45%) VPN
6 3 (4.23%) DNS
6 3 (4.23%) SAN
6 3 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.82%) FTP
7 2 (2.82%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.82%) IPsec
7 2 (2.82%) Skype
7 2 (2.82%) SSL
7 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.82%) Wireshark
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.41%) DHCP
8 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.41%) NAS
8 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.41%) Burp Suite
General
1 14 (19.72%) Law
2 7 (9.86%) Legal
3 5 (7.04%) Finance
4 4 (5.63%) Public Sector
4 4 (5.63%) Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (16.90%) Analyst
1 12 (16.90%) Information Analyst
1 12 (16.90%) Information Security Analyst
1 12 (16.90%) Security Analyst
2 11 (15.49%) Security Manager
3 10 (14.08%) Information Manager
3 10 (14.08%) Information Security Manager
4 8 (11.27%) Security Specialist
5 7 (9.86%) Network Engineer
6 6 (8.45%) CISSP Manager
6 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.04%) IT Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Head of Security
9 3 (4.23%) Consultant
9 3 (4.23%) Head of Information
9 3 (4.23%) Head of Information Security
9 3 (4.23%) Security Officer
9 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.68%) Replication
3 8 (11.27%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (9.86%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (9.86%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (8.45%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (4.23%) Renewable Energy
7 3 (4.23%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.82%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.82%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.41%) BYOD
9 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.31%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (71.83%) Information Security
2 33 (46.48%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (29.58%) Data Protection
4 14 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (16.90%) Data Loss Prevention
5 12 (16.90%) Security Architecture
6 11 (15.49%) Business Continuity
6 11 (15.49%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (15.49%) SIEM
7 10 (14.08%) Change Management
7 10 (14.08%) Data Privacy
7 10 (14.08%) Patch Management
8 9 (12.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (12.68%) GAP Analysis
8 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
8 9 (12.68%) ISMS
8 9 (12.68%) ITIL
8 9 (12.68%) Risk Analysis
8 9 (12.68%) Threat Intelligence
9 8 (11.27%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) C
2 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) CISM
2 20 (28.17%) CISSP
3 11 (15.49%) CEH
4 9 (12.68%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (9.86%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 7 (9.86%) CCSP
6 7 (9.86%) SSCP
7 3 (4.23%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (4.23%) OSCP
8 2 (2.82%) CREST Certified
8 2 (2.82%) Degree
8 2 (2.82%) ECSA
8 2 (2.82%) GSEC
8 2 (2.82%) PCI QSA
8 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.82%) Tigerscheme
9 1 (1.41%) CISA
9 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 56 (78.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (52.11%) GDPR
4 17 (23.94%) PCI DSS
5 10 (14.08%) NIST
6 9 (12.68%) ISO 22301
7 7 (9.86%) NIST 800
8 3 (4.23%) SLA
9 2 (2.82%) IASME
9 2 (2.82%) ISO 9001
9 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (1.41%) ISO 31000
10 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (1.41%) NCSC
10 1 (1.41%) PMO
10 1 (1.41%) RMADS
10 1 (1.41%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 16 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.31%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.86%) Virtual Servers
4 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.41%) Firmware
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Nessus
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.41%) Nmap
3 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.41%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
1 16 (22.54%) VMware
2 7 (9.86%) Dell Compellent
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco
4 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.82%) Citrix
5 2 (2.82%) HP
5 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.82%) Veeam
6 1 (1.41%) CommVault
6 1 (1.41%) Dell
6 1 (1.41%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.41%) Google
6 1 (1.41%) iManage
6 1 (1.41%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.41%) Okta
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) Shavlik
6 1 (1.41%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.41%) Sophos