Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 949 1035 1129
Rank change year-on-year +86 +94 +20
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 88 73 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.048% 0.037%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.55% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 77 62 52
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% +20.29%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,975 £37,200
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -16.36% -12.00% +25.00%

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 15,871 20,899 21,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.57% 13.86% 12.58%
Number of salaries quoted 12,196 15,335 16,688
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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 +111 81 £62,500 +13.64% 16
UK excluding London +70 42 £46,000 -16.36% 10
London +64 39 £75,000 +25.00% 6
North of England +59 14 £41,500 +3.75% 5
East of England +78 10 £30,000 - 2
Yorkshire +36 9 £46,750 +16.88% 2
South East +29 8 £45,000 -18.18% 2
Midlands +14 6 £70,000 +21.74% 1
East Midlands +17 5 £70,000 +81.82% 1
North West - 5 £37,500 - 3
South West +22 4 £65,000 -13.33%
West Midlands +4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 88 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 68 (77.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 60 (68.18%) Information Security
4 43 (48.86%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (42.05%) GDPR
6 33 (37.50%) Office 365
7 32 (36.36%) CISM
8 29 (32.95%) CISSP
9 22 (25.00%) Windows
9 22 (25.00%) Data Protection
10 20 (22.73%) Azure
10 20 (22.73%) Management Information System
11 19 (21.59%) Law
11 19 (21.59%) VMware
11 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
11 19 (21.59%) ISMS
11 19 (21.59%) SIEM
12 18 (20.45%) Firewall
13 17 (19.32%) Business Continuity
13 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
13 17 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (18.18%) PCI DSS
14 16 (18.18%) Incident Management
15 15 (17.05%) Continuous Improvement
15 15 (17.05%) Data Privacy
15 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
15 15 (17.05%) Change Management
16 14 (15.91%) ITIL
16 14 (15.91%) Threat Intelligence
17 13 (14.77%) Security Operations

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 7 (7.95%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (37.50%) Office 365
2 20 (22.73%) Azure
3 7 (7.95%) AWS
4 3 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.41%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.41%) Power Platform
4 3 (3.41%) PowerApps
4 3 (3.41%) SaaS
5 2 (2.27%) GCP
5 2 (2.27%) IaaS
6 1 (1.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.45%) Firewall
2 9 (10.23%) Network Security
3 7 (7.95%) LAN
4 6 (6.82%) WAN
5 4 (4.55%) Skype
5 4 (4.55%) VPN
6 3 (3.41%) Intranet
6 3 (3.41%) SAN
7 2 (2.27%) DNS
7 2 (2.27%) FTP
7 2 (2.27%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.27%) IPsec
7 2 (2.27%) SSL
7 2 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.14%) NAS
8 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Burp Suite
1 1 (1.14%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (21.59%) Law
2 11 (12.50%) Legal
3 5 (5.68%) Marketing
4 2 (2.27%) Finance
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (27.27%) Analyst
1 24 (27.27%) Information Analyst
1 24 (27.27%) Information Security Analyst
1 24 (27.27%) Security Analyst
2 13 (14.77%) Security Manager
3 12 (13.64%) Information Manager
3 12 (13.64%) Information Security Manager
4 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (7.95%) Technical Security Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Consultant
5 6 (6.82%) Security Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Head of Security
6 5 (5.68%) IT Manager
6 5 (5.68%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Information Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Information Security Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.73%) Management Information System
2 12 (13.64%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (10.23%) Replication
3 9 (10.23%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (7.95%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 6 (6.82%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (6.82%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
7 3 (3.41%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.27%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.14%) BYOD
9 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.00%) Windows
2 15 (17.05%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.77%) Linux
4 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (68.18%) Information Security
2 43 (48.86%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 19 (21.59%) ISMS
4 19 (21.59%) SIEM
5 17 (19.32%) Business Continuity
6 16 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 15 (17.05%) Change Management
7 15 (17.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (17.05%) Data Privacy
8 14 (15.91%) ITIL
8 14 (15.91%) Threat Intelligence
9 13 (14.77%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 13 (14.77%) Security Operations
10 12 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (13.64%) Security Management
11 10 (11.36%) Data Loss Prevention
11 10 (11.36%) IT Governance
11 10 (11.36%) Penetration Testing
12 9 (10.23%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.68%) C
3 3 (3.41%) SQL
4 2 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (36.36%) CISM
2 29 (32.95%) CISSP
3 10 (11.36%) CEH
4 8 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
5 7 (7.95%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 7 (7.95%) CCSP
5 7 (7.95%) Degree
5 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.95%) SSCP
6 3 (3.41%) CISMP
6 3 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.41%) MCSE
6 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.27%) CHECK Team Member
7 2 (2.27%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.27%) ECSA
7 2 (2.27%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 68 (77.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 37 (42.05%) GDPR
4 16 (18.18%) PCI DSS
5 11 (12.50%) ISO 22301
6 7 (7.95%) NIST
6 7 (7.95%) NIST 800
7 5 (5.68%) SLA
8 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (2.27%) IASME
9 2 (2.27%) ISO 9001
9 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (2.27%) RMADS
10 1 (1.14%) PMO
10 1 (1.14%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 17 (19.32%) Active Directory
1 17 (19.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.95%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.41%) Firmware
6 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (3.41%) SCCM
1 3 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.27%) Nessus
3 1 (1.14%) Nmap
3 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.14%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
1 19 (21.59%) VMware
2 12 (13.64%) ServiceNow
3 7 (7.95%) Dell Compellent
4 4 (4.55%) Cisco
4 4 (4.55%) Google
5 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.27%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.27%) CA
6 2 (2.27%) Citrix
6 2 (2.27%) HP
6 2 (2.27%) Veeam
7 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.14%) Dell
7 1 (1.14%) iManage
7 1 (1.14%) McAfee
7 1 (1.14%) Okta
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle
7 1 (1.14%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.14%) Sophos