Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 988 1106 1099
Rank change year-on-year +118 -7 +207
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 110 98 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.057% 0.042%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.44% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 96 82 59
UK median annual salary £42,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.17% +4.35% +43.75%
10th Percentile £32,500 £47,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £63,125 £96,250 £72,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £57,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -39.13% +64.29% -

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 19,926 22,192 20,800
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.90% 12.92% 12.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14,498 17,044 16,025
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +9.76% -3.53%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +100 110 £42,500 -29.17% 2
UK excluding London +100 83 £35,000 -39.13% 2
South East +76 42 £35,000 -
London +45 26 £42,500 -29.17% 1
North of England +38 20 £48,000 -20.00% 1
Yorkshire - 13 £52,500 - 1
East of England - 10 £35,000 -
Midlands +19 9 £35,000 -39.13%
North West +32 7 £48,000 -14.29%
East Midlands +31 7 £35,000 -50.00%
West Midlands +15 2 £31,250 -45.65%
South West +11 2 £42,500 -29.17%

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 104 (94.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 59 (53.64%) Windows
4 58 (52.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (50.00%) ITIL
6 54 (49.09%) Security Cleared
7 53 (48.18%) MCSE
8 51 (46.36%) Microsoft
9 50 (45.45%) Business Continuity
10 49 (44.55%) Cisco
11 48 (43.64%) SC Cleared
12 43 (39.09%) Office 365
12 43 (39.09%) VMware
13 41 (37.27%) Windows Server
14 40 (36.36%) PowerShell
15 39 (35.45%) SCCM
15 39 (35.45%) Remote Desktop
16 38 (34.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 37 (33.64%) Problem-Solving
17 37 (33.64%) Electronics
17 37 (33.64%) Mitel
17 37 (33.64%) IP Telephony
17 37 (33.64%) BIG-IP
17 37 (33.64%) HP
17 37 (33.64%) MCSA
17 37 (33.64%) Data Centre
17 37 (33.64%) PMO
17 37 (33.64%) SCVMM
17 37 (33.64%) Load Balancing
17 37 (33.64%) Hyper-V

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 3 (2.73%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.91%) Apache
2 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 43 (39.09%) Office 365
2 8 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.82%) IaaS
5 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.91%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.91%) PowerApps
5 1 (0.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (35.45%) Remote Desktop
2 37 (33.64%) BIG-IP
2 37 (33.64%) IP Telephony
3 20 (18.18%) Intranet
4 14 (12.73%) Firewall
5 13 (11.82%) LAN
5 13 (11.82%) WAN
6 10 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (8.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (8.18%) VLAN
8 7 (6.36%) BGP
8 7 (6.36%) EIGRP
8 7 (6.36%) MPLS
8 7 (6.36%) Network Security
8 7 (6.36%) OSPF
8 7 (6.36%) VoIP
8 7 (6.36%) Wireless
8 7 (6.36%) Wireless Security
8 7 (6.36%) WLAN
8 7 (6.36%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
General
1 37 (33.64%) Electronics
2 8 (7.27%) Law
2 8 (7.27%) Military
3 7 (6.36%) Legal
4 4 (3.64%) Finance
5 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
7 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.91%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (34.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (30.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (22.73%) Analyst
3 25 (22.73%) Security Analyst
4 24 (21.82%) Security Manager
5 15 (13.64%) IT Manager
5 15 (13.64%) IT Security Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Compliance Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Compliance Officer
6 9 (8.18%) IT Security Officer
6 9 (8.18%) Security Compliance Manager
6 9 (8.18%) Security Compliance Officer
6 9 (8.18%) Security Officer
7 8 (7.27%) Security Specialist
8 6 (5.45%) Information Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) IT Security Specialist
9 5 (4.55%) Network Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Network Security Manager
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.73%) LDAP
2 1 (0.91%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (33.64%) Data Centre
2 31 (28.18%) Management Information System
3 16 (14.55%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (13.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 8 (7.27%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.55%) Social Media
7 3 (2.73%) LIMS
7 3 (2.73%) NHS
8 2 (1.82%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.91%) Blog
9 1 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.91%) Freedom of Information Act
9 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.91%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.64%) Windows
2 41 (37.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.64%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.64%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.00%) ITIL
2 50 (45.45%) Business Continuity
3 38 (34.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 37 (33.64%) High Availability
4 37 (33.64%) Load Balancing
4 37 (33.64%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (30.91%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (28.18%) Information Security
7 27 (24.55%) Data Protection
8 22 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
9 21 (19.09%) Security Operations
10 17 (15.45%) SIEM
11 16 (14.55%) Ethical Hacking
12 15 (13.64%) Identity Access Management
13 14 (12.73%) Risk Management
14 11 (10.00%) Data Security
15 10 (9.09%) Capacity Management
16 9 (8.18%) Information Assurance
16 9 (8.18%) Internal Audit
16 9 (8.18%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (52.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (49.09%) Security Cleared
3 53 (48.18%) MCSE
4 48 (43.64%) SC Cleared
5 37 (33.64%) MCSA
6 30 (27.27%) CISSP
7 22 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (15.45%) CCNA
8 17 (15.45%) CEH
9 13 (11.82%) CISM
10 8 (7.27%) CISA
11 7 (6.36%) CCNP
12 5 (4.55%) Degree
12 5 (4.55%) MCP
13 4 (3.64%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (3.64%) DBS Check
13 4 (3.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 3 (2.73%) CompTIA Security+
15 2 (1.82%) CISMP
15 2 (1.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 104 (94.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (33.64%) PMO
4 28 (25.45%) NIST
5 24 (21.82%) GDPR
6 15 (13.64%) NIST 800
7 13 (11.82%) NCSC
8 12 (10.91%) ISO 9001
9 11 (10.00%) ISO 22301
10 9 (8.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 9 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 9 (8.18%) JSP 440
10 9 (8.18%) RMADS
11 7 (6.36%) SLA
12 5 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (4.55%) PCI DSS
13 4 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
14 2 (1.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (33.64%) Hyper-V
2 6 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (35.45%) SCCM
2 37 (33.64%) SCVMM
3 15 (13.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.82%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (1.82%) Graylog
4 2 (1.82%) QRadar
4 2 (1.82%) WSUS
5 1 (0.91%) Nessus
Vendors
1 51 (46.36%) Microsoft
2 49 (44.55%) Cisco
3 43 (39.09%) VMware
4 37 (33.64%) Aruba
4 37 (33.64%) F5
4 37 (33.64%) HP
4 37 (33.64%) Mitel
5 15 (13.64%) FireEye
6 5 (4.55%) Sophos
7 2 (1.82%) Aderant
7 2 (1.82%) AlienVault
7 2 (1.82%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.82%) CA
7 2 (1.82%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (1.82%) iManage
7 2 (1.82%) Intapp
7 2 (1.82%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.82%) SonicWALL
7 2 (1.82%) Splunk
8 1 (0.91%) Okta