Period
to 24 August 2017

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 24 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1107 1228 1290
Rank change year-on-year +121 +62 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 68 17 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.009% 0.000%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.32% 0.066% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 52 17 1
UK median annual salary £56,750 £47,000 £68,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.74% -30.88% -
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 -
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 21510 25921 27987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.24% 13.20% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16025 20587 22027
UK median annual salary £49,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.03% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 24 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 10 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 24 August 2017. 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 +115 68 £56,750 +20.74% 2
UK excluding London +65 37 £52,500 +5.00% 2
London +58 31 £65,000 +62.50%
South East +108 18 £35,000 -15.65% 1
East of England - 12 £65,000 -
North of England -5 4 £52,500 +2.94% 1
Midlands +40 3 £53,500 +7.00%
West Midlands +34 3 £53,500 +7.00%
Yorkshire +15 3 £52,500 -0.94% 1
North West -22 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 68 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 58 (85.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 42 (61.76%) Cybersecurity
4 39 (57.35%) Information Security
5 31 (45.59%) Windows
6 26 (38.24%) CISSP
7 24 (35.29%) Penetration Testing
8 20 (29.41%) Security Testing
8 20 (29.41%) Data Protection
8 20 (29.41%) SIEM
9 19 (27.94%) Nessus
9 19 (27.94%) Firewall
10 18 (26.47%) CEH
10 18 (26.47%) Network Security
10 18 (26.47%) SaaS
10 18 (26.47%) Mobile App
10 18 (26.47%) CREST Certified
11 16 (23.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 16 (23.53%) NIST 800
11 16 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (23.53%) FireEye
11 16 (23.53%) Cyberthreat
11 16 (23.53%) PCI DSS
11 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
11 16 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (23.53%) Management Information System
11 16 (23.53%) Risk Management
12 15 (22.06%) Web Services
13 14 (20.59%) ITIL
13 14 (20.59%) DNS

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 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.47%) SaaS
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) Office 365
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) Firewall
2 18 (26.47%) Network Security
3 14 (20.59%) DNS
4 8 (11.76%) DHCP
4 8 (11.76%) iSCSI
4 8 (11.76%) VLAN
4 8 (11.76%) VPN
5 7 (10.29%) LAN
5 7 (10.29%) SAN
5 7 (10.29%) VoIP
5 7 (10.29%) WAN
5 7 (10.29%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (4.41%) DMZ
8 2 (2.94%) Intranet
9 1 (1.47%) DKIM
9 1 (1.47%) DMARC
9 1 (1.47%) NAS
9 1 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 9 (13.24%) Legal
2 5 (7.35%) Law
3 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Consultant
1 21 (30.88%) Security Consultant
2 20 (29.41%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 18 (26.47%) Analyst
3 18 (26.47%) Security Analyst
4 11 (16.18%) Team Leader
5 8 (11.76%) Information Security Consultant
6 7 (10.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Information Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) Information Security Analyst
6 7 (10.29%) Information Security Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Information Manager
7 5 (7.35%) Information Security Manager
7 5 (7.35%) Penetration Tester
7 5 (7.35%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.35%) Security Specialist
7 5 (7.35%) Tester
8 3 (4.41%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.06%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) LAMP
2 2 (2.94%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Mobile App
2 16 (23.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 16 (23.53%) Cyberthreat
2 16 (23.53%) Data Protection Act
2 16 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 14 (20.59%) Computer Science
3 14 (20.59%) Driving Licence
4 7 (10.29%) User Experience
5 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.88%) Life Science
6 4 (5.88%) NHS
7 3 (4.41%) Cybercrime
8 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.94%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.47%) CESG
9 1 (1.47%) Clustering
9 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 14 (20.59%) Windows Server
3 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.41%) Linux
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (61.76%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (57.35%) Information Security
3 24 (35.29%) Penetration Testing
4 20 (29.41%) Data Protection
4 20 (29.41%) Security Testing
4 20 (29.41%) SIEM
5 16 (23.53%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (23.53%) Risk Management
6 14 (20.59%) ITIL
6 14 (20.59%) OWASP
6 14 (20.59%) Social Engineering
7 13 (19.12%) Ethical Hacking
8 11 (16.18%) Change Management
9 9 (13.24%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (11.76%) PRINCE2
10 8 (11.76%) Project Management
11 7 (10.29%) Cryptography
11 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (10.29%) Patch Management
11 7 (10.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.29%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) VBScript
3 2 (2.94%) Python
4 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (38.24%) CISSP
2 18 (26.47%) CEH
2 18 (26.47%) CREST Certified
3 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
4 14 (20.59%) CHECK Team Member
4 14 (20.59%) Cyber Scheme
4 14 (20.59%) Degree
4 14 (20.59%) OSCP
4 14 (20.59%) SC Cleared
4 14 (20.59%) Tigerscheme
5 9 (13.24%) CLAS
5 9 (13.24%) MCSE
5 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (11.76%) CISM
6 8 (11.76%) MCSA
7 6 (8.82%) CCAA
7 6 (8.82%) CCNA
7 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (8.82%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 58 (85.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (23.53%) NIST 800
3 16 (23.53%) PCI DSS
4 5 (7.35%) ISO 22301
5 4 (5.88%) GDPR
6 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (2.94%) ISO 14001
7 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
7 2 (2.94%) SLA
8 1 (1.47%) COBIT
8 1 (1.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 14 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (27.94%) Nessus
2 3 (4.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.94%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (2.94%) SCCM
3 2 (2.94%) WSUS
4 1 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.47%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (23.53%) FireEye
2 13 (19.12%) Cisco
3 10 (14.71%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) Citrix
4 8 (11.76%) HP
5 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.82%) SonicWALL
7 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.88%) LogRhythm
7 4 (5.88%) McAfee
7 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.88%) Qualys
7 4 (5.88%) Sophos
7 4 (5.88%) Splunk
8 2 (2.94%) Sun
9 1 (1.47%) Aruba
9 1 (1.47%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (1.47%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.47%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) Synology