Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1123 1150 1310
Rank change year-on-year +27 +160 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 71 48 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.026% 0.000%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.31% 0.20% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 56 25 1
UK median annual salary £60,000 £47,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.32% +7.95% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £41,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £58,250 £47,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,000 £50,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +16.00% +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 22809 23808 27819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.70% 12.83% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17253 18861 22054
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 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 +40 70 £60,000 +26.32% 3
UK excluding London +32 38 £58,000 +16.00% 1
London +15 33 £60,000 +26.32% 2
South East +57 11 £70,000 +68.69%
East of England - 11 £65,000 -
Midlands +5 7 £53,500 +7.00%
North of England +1 7 £42,500 -16.67% 1
West Midlands -19 7 £53,500 +7.00%
Yorkshire +35 5 £47,500 -10.38%
North East -9 1 £27,500 -38.89%
North West -12 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £20,500 -
Wales - 1 £35,050 -

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 63 (88.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (53.52%) Cybersecurity
4 35 (49.30%) Windows
5 32 (45.07%) Information Security
6 21 (29.58%) SIEM
6 21 (29.58%) FireEye
6 21 (29.58%) NIST 800
7 18 (25.35%) Penetration Testing
8 17 (23.94%) Data Protection
8 17 (23.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 17 (23.94%) Cyberthreat
8 17 (23.94%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (21.13%) CISSP
10 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
10 14 (19.72%) Citrix
10 14 (19.72%) Change Management
11 13 (18.31%) Windows 7
12 12 (16.90%) Firewall
12 12 (16.90%) Management Information System
12 12 (16.90%) Legal
12 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
12 12 (16.90%) PCI DSS
13 11 (15.49%) Risk Management
14 10 (14.08%) VMware
14 10 (14.08%) Business Continuity
14 10 (14.08%) Project Management
14 10 (14.08%) SQL
14 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (14.08%) Data Protection Act

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 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.82%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) Firewall
2 10 (14.08%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (9.86%) VLAN
4 6 (8.45%) DHCP
4 6 (8.45%) DNS
4 6 (8.45%) iSCSI
4 6 (8.45%) LAN
4 6 (8.45%) SAN
4 6 (8.45%) VoIP
4 6 (8.45%) VPN
4 6 (8.45%) WAN
4 6 (8.45%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (7.04%) Network Security
6 4 (5.63%) Intranet
7 3 (4.23%) DMZ
8 2 (2.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (16.90%) Legal
2 4 (5.63%) Law
3 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Security Analyst
3 14 (19.72%) Team Leader
4 9 (12.68%) Consultant
4 9 (12.68%) Security Consultant
5 8 (11.27%) Architect
5 8 (11.27%) Citrix Architect
5 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 8 (11.27%) Information Manager
6 7 (9.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Desktop Support
6 7 (9.86%) Information Security Consultant
7 6 (8.45%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Information Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Information Officer
7 6 (8.45%) Information Security Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Information Security Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Information Security Officer
7 6 (8.45%) Security Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
1 17 (23.94%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (16.90%) Management Information System
3 10 (14.08%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (12.68%) Mobile App
5 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (8.45%) User Experience
7 4 (5.63%) Analytical Mindset
8 3 (4.23%) CESG
8 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
8 3 (4.23%) Cybercrime
8 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
9 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
9 2 (2.82%) Internet of Things
10 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information
10 1 (1.41%) Freedom of Information Act
10 1 (1.41%) Life Science
10 1 (1.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (49.30%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.82%) Debian
5 2 (2.82%) Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (45.07%) Information Security
3 21 (29.58%) SIEM
4 18 (25.35%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (23.94%) Data Protection
5 17 (23.94%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (19.72%) Change Management
7 11 (15.49%) Risk Management
8 10 (14.08%) Business Continuity
8 10 (14.08%) Project Management
9 9 (12.68%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (12.68%) Regulatory Compliance
10 8 (11.27%) Release Management
10 8 (11.27%) Security Testing
11 7 (9.86%) Capacity Management
11 7 (9.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (9.86%) Performance Measurement
11 7 (9.86%) Security Operations
11 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Management
12 6 (8.45%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.45%) VBScript
4 2 (2.82%) Go
4 2 (2.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) CISSP
2 9 (12.68%) CISM
3 6 (8.45%) CISA
3 6 (8.45%) CREST Certified
3 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) CCAA
5 3 (4.23%) CCNA
5 3 (4.23%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.23%) CRISC
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
5 3 (4.23%) MCSA
5 3 (4.23%) MCSE
5 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.82%) CEH
6 2 (2.82%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (2.82%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 63 (88.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (29.58%) NIST 800
4 12 (16.90%) PCI DSS
5 10 (14.08%) GDPR
6 9 (12.68%) ISO 22301
7 3 (4.23%) COBIT
7 3 (4.23%) ISO 14001
7 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (1.41%) IASME
9 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (5.63%) XenApp
4 4 (5.63%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.82%) Ceph
5 2 (2.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 4 (5.63%) Nessus
2 4 (5.63%) WSUS
3 3 (4.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (4.23%) Perfmon
3 3 (4.23%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.82%) Icinga
5 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) FireEye
2 14 (19.72%) Citrix
3 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.08%) VMware
5 6 (8.45%) HP
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco
7 4 (5.63%) AppSense
7 4 (5.63%) Lumension
8 3 (4.23%) CA
8 3 (4.23%) iManage
8 3 (4.23%) SonicWALL