Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 678 998 1094
Rank change year-on-year +320 +96 +28
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 30 75 89
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.055% 0.054%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.52% 0.42% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 26 69 74
Median annual salary £58,819 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £38,750 £35,200 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £46,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +6.52% -20.00% +7.48%

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 5,809 17,880 21,762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.78% 13.15% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 4,528 13,426 16,476
Median annual salary £54,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £28,188
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials PLUS in the UK

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Top 11 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 26 October 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 +342 30 £58,819 +6.94% 12
UK excluding London +283 16 £49,000 +6.52% 9
London +242 14 £62,500 -16.67% 3
North of England +166 6 £40,000 -8.57% 5
South West +129 5 £65,000 -13.33% 2
Yorkshire +114 5 £36,250 -23.68% 1
Work from Home +38 4 £55,138 +32.86% 2
South East +213 3 £80,000 +131.88% 2
Midlands +134 2 £49,000 -14.78%
West Midlands +103 2 £49,000 +22.50%
North West +120 1 £47,500 +26.67% 4

For the 6 months to 26 October 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 30 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 22 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (70.00%) Firewall
3 21 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
4 17 (56.67%) Information Security
5 13 (43.33%) CISSP
6 12 (40.00%) Management Information System
7 11 (36.67%) PCI DSS
8 10 (33.33%) Azure
8 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 10 (33.33%) Security Architecture
8 10 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (30.00%) Degree
9 9 (30.00%) CISM
9 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (30.00%) GDPR
10 8 (26.67%) NIST
10 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
10 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
11 7 (23.33%) Data Protection
11 7 (23.33%) OSCP
11 7 (23.33%) CEH
11 7 (23.33%) Business Continuity
11 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (20.00%) Legal
12 6 (20.00%) Data Security
12 6 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (16.67%) Data Privacy
13 5 (16.67%) DBS Check
13 5 (16.67%) ISO 22301

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Azure
2 4 (13.33%) Office 365
3 3 (10.00%) IaaS
3 3 (10.00%) Mimecast
3 3 (10.00%) PaaS
3 3 (10.00%) SaaS
4 2 (6.67%) AWS
5 1 (3.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) WAN
3 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (10.00%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (6.67%) VLAN
4 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.33%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
General
1 6 (20.00%) Legal
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
1 7 (23.33%) Security Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Information Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Security Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Compliance Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Head of Security
5 2 (6.67%) Penetration Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Security Compliance Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Security Tester
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (10.00%) Public Cloud
2 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) CMDB
3 2 (6.67%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (56.67%) Information Security
3 10 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 8 (26.67%) Risk Management
5 7 (23.33%) Business Continuity
5 7 (23.33%) Data Protection
5 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (20.00%) Data Security
7 5 (16.67%) BCP
7 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity Management
7 5 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
7 5 (16.67%) Data Privacy
7 5 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (16.67%) Time Management
8 4 (13.33%) Presales
9 3 (10.00%) Data Loss Prevention
9 3 (10.00%) Information Security Management
9 3 (10.00%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) CISSP
2 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 9 (30.00%) CISM
3 9 (30.00%) Degree
4 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (23.33%) CEH
5 7 (23.33%) OSCP
6 5 (16.67%) DBS Check
7 3 (10.00%) ECSA
7 3 (10.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 2 (6.67%) CAPM
8 2 (6.67%) CHECK Team Leader
8 2 (6.67%) CHECK Team Member
8 2 (6.67%) CREST Certified
8 2 (6.67%) Cyber Scheme
8 2 (6.67%) GSEC
8 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
8 2 (6.67%) PMP
8 2 (6.67%) SSCP
8 2 (6.67%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 22 (73.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (36.67%) PCI DSS
4 9 (30.00%) GDPR
5 8 (26.67%) NIST
6 6 (20.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (16.67%) ISO 22301
7 5 (16.67%) ISO 31000
7 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 5 (16.67%) NCSC
8 3 (10.00%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (6.67%) IASME
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 2 (6.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.33%) CASB
3 1 (3.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (6.67%) Trend Micro
2 2 (6.67%) Veeam
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.33%) LogRhythm
3 1 (3.33%) Qualys