Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1095 1092 1294
Rank change year-on-year -3 +202 +16
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 98 73 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.042% 0.006%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.43% 0.35% 0.045%
Number of salaries quoted 82 59 12
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +43.75% -41.18%
10th Percentile £47,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £72,000 £50,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £35,000 -
% change year-on-year +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 22,663 20,754 26,412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 12.07% 13.15%
Number of salaries quoted 17,380 16,023 20,955
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,363 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% +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 17 June 2018.

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 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 +22 97 £60,000 +4.35% 10
London +13 61 £60,000 - 8
UK excluding London +22 37 £57,500 +64.29% 2
Midlands +20 22 £57,500 +7.48%
West Midlands +26 20 £57,500 +7.48%
North of England +9 6 £60,000 +33.33% 1
South East -16 4 £35,000 -
South West - 4 £60,000 - 1
North East - 4 £60,000 - 1
North West +11 2 £56,000 -
East Midlands - 2 £70,000 -
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 98 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 89 (90.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 58 (59.18%) CISSP
4 55 (56.12%) Information Security
5 49 (50.00%) CISM
6 39 (39.80%) Management Information System
6 39 (39.80%) ITIL
7 27 (27.55%) SIEM
8 25 (25.51%) Continuous Improvement
9 24 (24.49%) PCI DSS
9 24 (24.49%) Legal
10 21 (21.43%) Cisco
10 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
10 21 (21.43%) Office 365
11 20 (20.41%) SC Cleared
11 20 (20.41%) Service Delivery
12 19 (19.39%) Unified Communications
12 19 (19.39%) Capacity Management
12 19 (19.39%) Data Centre
13 18 (18.37%) Skype
13 18 (18.37%) Skype for Business
13 18 (18.37%) ISMS
13 18 (18.37%) CISA
14 17 (17.35%) VoIP
14 17 (17.35%) Finance
14 17 (17.35%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (17.35%) GDPR
15 16 (16.33%) Cybersecurity
15 16 (16.33%) Data Management
15 16 (16.33%) ISO 9001

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 18 (18.37%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.08%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) assyst
1 4 (4.08%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.02%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.43%) Office 365
2 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.39%) Unified Communications
2 18 (18.37%) Skype
3 17 (17.35%) VoIP
4 15 (15.31%) WAN
5 14 (14.29%) LAN
6 9 (9.18%) Firewall
7 7 (7.14%) Internet
8 6 (6.12%) IP Telephony
8 6 (6.12%) PBX
9 5 (5.10%) Network Security
10 4 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (3.06%) DHCP
11 3 (3.06%) DNS
11 3 (3.06%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
12 2 (2.04%) SSL
12 2 (2.04%) VPN
13 1 (1.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 7 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 24 (24.49%) Legal
2 17 (17.35%) Finance
3 14 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Analyst
2 21 (21.43%) Security Manager
3 15 (15.31%) Information Security Manager
4 14 (14.29%) Compliance Manager
4 14 (14.29%) Information Manager
4 14 (14.29%) Information Security Compliance Manager
4 14 (14.29%) Security Compliance Manager
5 8 (8.16%) Head of Security
5 8 (8.16%) Penetration Tester
5 8 (8.16%) Tester
6 7 (7.14%) Administrator
6 7 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Security Administrator
7 6 (6.12%) Consultant
7 6 (6.12%) Head of Information
7 6 (6.12%) Information Officer
7 6 (6.12%) Information Security Officer
7 6 (6.12%) Security Officer
8 5 (5.10%) Head of Information Security
8 5 (5.10%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 39 (39.80%) Management Information System
2 19 (19.39%) Data Centre
3 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.14%) CESG
4 7 (7.14%) Internet of Things
4 7 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.08%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.06%) CESG CLAS
6 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.06%) PKI
7 2 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.14%) Debian
1 7 (7.14%) Linux
1 7 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (3.06%) Windows 10
2 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (56.12%) Information Security
2 39 (39.80%) ITIL
3 27 (27.55%) SIEM
4 25 (25.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (20.41%) Service Delivery
6 19 (19.39%) Capacity Management
7 18 (18.37%) ISMS
8 16 (16.33%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (16.33%) Data Management
8 16 (16.33%) Information Security Management
8 16 (16.33%) Security Management
9 15 (15.31%) Information Governance
9 15 (15.31%) Supplier Management
10 14 (14.29%) Data Strategy
10 14 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 14 (14.29%) Programme Management
11 13 (13.27%) Data Protection
11 13 (13.27%) Risk Management
12 11 (11.22%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.14%) Go
1 7 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (1.02%) SQL
2 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (59.18%) CISSP
2 49 (50.00%) CISM
3 21 (21.43%) Security Cleared
4 20 (20.41%) SC Cleared
5 18 (18.37%) CISA
6 8 (8.16%) CEH
6 8 (8.16%) GIAC
6 8 (8.16%) GPEN
6 8 (8.16%) OSCP
7 7 (7.14%) SSCP
8 6 (6.12%) Degree
9 5 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (4.08%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (3.06%) CCSA
11 3 (3.06%) CCSE
11 3 (3.06%) CLAS
11 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (3.06%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (2.04%) CISMP
13 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 89 (90.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (24.49%) PCI DSS
4 17 (17.35%) GDPR
5 16 (16.33%) ISO 9001
6 7 (7.14%) ISO 14001
7 5 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (4.08%) QA
9 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (2.04%) ISO 22301
11 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
11 1 (1.02%) HIPAA
11 1 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (1.02%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (15.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.14%) Ceph
2 7 (7.14%) KVM
3 4 (4.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.14%) Icinga
3 2 (2.04%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.02%) SCCM
4 1 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (21.43%) Cisco
2 15 (15.31%) VMware
3 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.14%) Google
5 3 (3.06%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.06%) Clearswift
5 3 (3.06%) iManage
5 3 (3.06%) Symantec
6 2 (2.04%) Recommind
7 1 (1.02%) Aderant
7 1 (1.02%) CA
7 1 (1.02%) Citrix
7 1 (1.02%) Intapp