Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1067 1113 1216
Rank change year-on-year +46 +103 +105
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 90 83 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.047% 0.011%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.42% 0.38% 0.085%
Number of salaries quoted 74 62 14
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £47,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +26.98% +7.39%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,175 £37,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £52,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.48% +7.00% +13.64%

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 21,677 21,864 24,779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 12.44% 13.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16,432 16,226 19,575
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,013 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 23 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 13 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 23 October 2018. 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 +37 88 £57,500 -4.17% 11
UK excluding London +37 59 £57,500 +7.48% 9
Midlands +48 31 £57,500 +7.48% 2
London +21 30 £56,250 -19.64% 3
West Midlands +66 29 £57,500 +7.48% 2
North of England +32 13 £40,000 -8.57% 5
Yorkshire +22 9 £37,500 -16.67% 3
South West - 8 £60,000 - 1
South East -7 6 £46,250 +32.14%
North East -14 3 £60,000 +118.18%
East Midlands - 2 £38,500 -
North West 0 1 £56,000 - 2
Scotland - 1 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 90 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 76 (84.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (66.67%) Information Security
4 47 (52.22%) PCI DSS
5 46 (51.11%) CISSP
6 38 (42.22%) CISM
7 34 (37.78%) Management Information System
8 33 (36.67%) Data Centre
9 32 (35.56%) ITIL
10 31 (34.44%) SIEM
11 26 (28.89%) SC Cleared
11 26 (28.89%) Security Cleared
11 26 (28.89%) Service Delivery
12 20 (22.22%) Risk Management
13 19 (21.11%) CISA
13 19 (21.11%) Data Protection
13 19 (21.11%) GDPR
14 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (17.78%) Firewall
15 16 (17.78%) Business Continuity
16 15 (16.67%) Legal
16 15 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
17 14 (15.56%) Cryptography
17 14 (15.56%) IT Governance
17 14 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (15.56%) Office 365
17 14 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (14.44%) IT Audit
18 13 (14.44%) Continuous Improvement Process
18 13 (14.44%) Data Security

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 9 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.33%) Apache
2 3 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (10.00%) assyst
2 7 (7.78%) Sentinel
3 1 (1.11%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.56%) Office 365
2 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.56%) SaaS
4 4 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.22%) IaaS
6 2 (2.22%) PaaS
7 1 (1.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.78%) Firewall
2 12 (13.33%) WAN
3 10 (11.11%) LAN
4 9 (10.00%) Skype
4 9 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 9 (10.00%) VoIP
5 6 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (4.44%) DNS
8 3 (3.33%) DHCP
8 3 (3.33%) Intranet
8 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.22%) VPN
10 1 (1.11%) Internet
10 1 (1.11%) MPLS
10 1 (1.11%) Network Security
10 1 (1.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 15 (16.67%) Legal
2 7 (7.78%) Law
3 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.44%) Games
5 2 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Analyst
2 19 (21.11%) Security Manager
3 17 (18.89%) Compliance Manager
3 17 (18.89%) Information Manager
3 17 (18.89%) Information Security Compliance Manager
3 17 (18.89%) Information Security Manager
3 17 (18.89%) Security Compliance Manager
4 13 (14.44%) Security Analyst
5 12 (13.33%) Information Analyst
5 12 (13.33%) Information Security Analyst
6 11 (12.22%) Information Security Officer
6 11 (12.22%) Security Officer
7 10 (11.11%) Information Officer
8 9 (10.00%) Compliance Officer
8 9 (10.00%) Information Security Compliance Officer
8 9 (10.00%) Security Compliance Officer
9 7 (7.78%) Administrator
10 6 (6.67%) IT Manager
10 6 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
10 6 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.78%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (37.78%) Management Information System
2 33 (36.67%) Data Centre
3 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.00%) CESG
4 9 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (7.78%) Freedom of Information
6 6 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (4.44%) BYOD
7 4 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (4.44%) Social Media
8 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
9 2 (2.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.33%) Windows
2 6 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.22%) Linux
3 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
3 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) CentOS
4 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (66.67%) Information Security
2 32 (35.56%) ITIL
3 31 (34.44%) SIEM
4 26 (28.89%) Service Delivery
5 20 (22.22%) Risk Management
6 19 (21.11%) Data Protection
7 16 (17.78%) Business Continuity
8 15 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (15.56%) Cryptography
9 14 (15.56%) IT Governance
9 14 (15.56%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (14.44%) Continuous Improvement Process
10 13 (14.44%) Data Security
10 13 (14.44%) IT Audit
11 12 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (13.33%) Problem Management
12 11 (12.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (11.11%) Change Management
13 10 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.78%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) C
2 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (51.11%) CISSP
2 38 (42.22%) CISM
3 26 (28.89%) SC Cleared
3 26 (28.89%) Security Cleared
4 19 (21.11%) CISA
5 12 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (7.78%) CEH
7 6 (6.67%) GIAC
7 6 (6.67%) GPEN
7 6 (6.67%) OSCP
8 5 (5.56%) Degree
9 3 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (3.33%) SSCP
10 2 (2.22%) CCSA
10 2 (2.22%) CCSE
10 2 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (2.22%) CLAS
10 2 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 76 (84.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (52.22%) PCI DSS
4 19 (21.11%) GDPR
5 12 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (8.89%) ISO 9001
6 8 (8.89%) QA
7 2 (2.22%) ISO 22301
7 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (1.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (1.11%) NIST 800
8 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.33%) Nessus
3 2 (2.22%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.22%) Perfmon
3 2 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (1.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.11%) VMware
3 9 (10.00%) Cisco
4 4 (4.44%) Google
5 3 (3.33%) Apple
5 3 (3.33%) iManage
5 3 (3.33%) Okta
6 2 (2.22%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.22%) Clearswift
6 2 (2.22%) Recommind
6 2 (2.22%) Symantec
7 1 (1.11%) Aderant
7 1 (1.11%) CA
7 1 (1.11%) Dell
7 1 (1.11%) FireEye
7 1 (1.11%) Intapp
7 1 (1.11%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.11%) Sophos
7 1 (1.11%) Veeam