Period
to 21 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cyber Essentials skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 21 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 759 752 907
Rank change year-on-year -7 +155 +189
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 324 436 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.79% 2.02% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 269 326 265
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £32,250 £42,500
90th Percentile £78,500 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,250 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -6.19% - -4.55%

Cyber Essentials 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 18,092 21,564 21,791
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 13.18% 12.51%
Number of salaries quoted 13,521 16,361 16,152
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyber Essentials as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 2019. 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 +19 318 £52,500 -8.70% 47
UK excluding London -12 209 £49,250 -6.19% 39
London +63 108 £55,000 -12.00% 11
North of England 0 57 £45,000 +5.88% 9
South East -26 48 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Midlands -18 35 £52,500 +10.53% 5
South West +27 34 £52,500 -22.22% 12
East of England +75 31 £55,000 +57.14% 4
North West +39 31 £45,000 -5.26% 6
West Midlands -19 28 £50,500 +1.00% 5
Yorkshire -9 24 £47,000 +10.59%
East Midlands +29 7 £67,500 +50.00%
North East +18 2 £40,000 -33.33% 3
Scotland +9 2 £36,254 -51.66% 2
Wales +5 2 £42,500 +39.34% 1

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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.

1 238 (73.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 202 (62.35%) Information Security
3 135 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
4 116 (35.80%) CISSP
5 101 (31.17%) PCI DSS
6 95 (29.32%) Windows
7 89 (27.47%) Management Information System
8 88 (27.16%) GDPR
9 84 (25.93%) CISM
10 78 (24.07%) Azure
11 76 (23.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 74 (22.84%) NIST
13 73 (22.53%) Office 365
14 70 (21.60%) Risk Management
15 69 (21.30%) ITIL
16 60 (18.52%) Security Management
17 56 (17.28%) Active Directory
18 55 (16.98%) Firewall
19 54 (16.67%) SIEM
20 52 (16.05%) Windows Server
21 51 (15.74%) Microsoft
22 50 (15.43%) Public Sector
23 48 (14.81%) Security Operations
23 48 (14.81%) Finance
23 48 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
23 48 (14.81%) ISMS
24 46 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
25 44 (13.58%) CISA
26 43 (13.27%) Degree
27 40 (12.35%) Security Cleared

Cyber Essentials
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 21 (6.48%) MS Exchange
1 21 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (1.54%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.93%) Apache
4 3 (0.93%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.93%) CMS
4 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.62%) IIS
5 2 (0.62%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Pegasus Opera
3 1 (0.31%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 78 (24.07%) Azure
2 73 (22.53%) Office 365
3 37 (11.42%) AWS
4 19 (5.86%) SaaS
5 15 (4.63%) Power Platform
6 14 (4.32%) PaaS
7 11 (3.40%) OneDrive
8 10 (3.09%) PowerApps
9 9 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (2.78%) IaaS
10 7 (2.16%) GCP
11 6 (1.85%) Asana
12 5 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (16.98%) Firewall
2 23 (7.10%) Network Security
3 19 (5.86%) WAN
4 18 (5.56%) VoIP
5 17 (5.25%) LAN
6 16 (4.94%) Internet
7 15 (4.63%) Wireless
8 14 (4.32%) DNS
8 14 (4.32%) TCP/IP
9 13 (4.01%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (4.01%) Intrusion Detection
10 12 (3.70%) Intranet
10 12 (3.70%) VLAN
11 10 (3.09%) VPN
12 9 (2.78%) MPLS
12 9 (2.78%) WLAN
13 8 (2.47%) BGP
13 8 (2.47%) EIGRP
13 8 (2.47%) OSPF
13 8 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.54%) Power BI
3 4 (1.23%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.31%) Big Data
5 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 6 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (15.43%) Public Sector
2 48 (14.81%) Finance
3 37 (11.42%) Legal
4 23 (7.10%) Law
5 8 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.16%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.16%) Marketing
7 6 (1.85%) Housing Association
8 5 (1.54%) Back Office
9 3 (0.93%) Police
10 2 (0.62%) Publishing
10 2 (0.62%) Retail
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
11 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 88 (27.16%) Analyst
2 74 (22.84%) Security Analyst
3 53 (16.36%) Information Analyst
3 53 (16.36%) Information Security Analyst
4 52 (16.05%) Consultant
5 36 (11.11%) Security Consultant
6 30 (9.26%) Security Engineer
6 30 (9.26%) Security Manager
7 22 (6.79%) Information Manager
7 22 (6.79%) Information Security Manager
8 20 (6.17%) Risk Analyst
9 19 (5.86%) Security Risk Analyst
10 18 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (5.25%) Security Officer
12 15 (4.63%) Information Officer
12 15 (4.63%) Information Security Officer
12 15 (4.63%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 14 (4.32%) IT Support
14 13 (4.01%) Architect
14 13 (4.01%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.16%) .NET
1 7 (2.16%) ASP.NET
1 7 (2.16%) CSS
1 7 (2.16%) HTML
1 7 (2.16%) jQuery
2 6 (1.85%) Ajax
2 6 (1.85%) Web Services
2 6 (1.85%) XMPP
3 5 (1.54%) LDAP
4 3 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.31%) CSS3
5 1 (0.31%) HTML5
5 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 89 (27.47%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.17%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (5.86%) Security Operations Centre
4 15 (4.63%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (4.32%) NHS
6 13 (4.01%) Cyberthreat
7 12 (3.70%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.78%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.16%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.16%) User Experience
11 6 (1.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 6 (1.85%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.54%) CCTV
12 5 (1.54%) Cyber Defence
13 4 (1.23%) Blog
13 4 (1.23%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.23%) Podcast
13 4 (1.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 95 (29.32%) Windows
2 52 (16.05%) Windows Server
3 26 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (6.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (6.48%) Linux
6 17 (5.25%) Windows 10
7 13 (4.01%) Mac OS
8 11 (3.40%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.09%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.78%) Android
11 6 (1.85%) Unix
12 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.93%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (62.35%) Information Security
2 135 (41.67%) Cybersecurity
3 70 (21.60%) Risk Management
4 69 (21.30%) ITIL
5 60 (18.52%) Security Management
6 54 (16.67%) SIEM
7 48 (14.81%) ISMS
7 48 (14.81%) Security Operations
7 48 (14.81%) Vulnerability Management
8 46 (14.20%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (12.35%) Information Security Management
10 34 (10.49%) Business Continuity
11 32 (9.88%) Data Protection
12 31 (9.57%) Security Architecture
13 29 (8.95%) Identity Management
14 28 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
15 26 (8.02%) Internal Audit
15 26 (8.02%) Project Management
15 26 (8.02%) Service Management
16 25 (7.72%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.26%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.56%) SQL
3 10 (3.09%) C#
4 7 (2.16%) Java
5 6 (1.85%) C
5 6 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.23%) Perl
6 4 (1.23%) Python
7 3 (0.93%) C++
7 3 (0.93%) Ruby
8 2 (0.62%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (35.80%) CISSP
2 84 (25.93%) CISM
3 44 (13.58%) CISA
4 43 (13.27%) Degree
5 40 (12.35%) Security Cleared
6 37 (11.42%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (6.79%) CCNA
8 21 (6.48%) CCNP
8 21 (6.48%) CEH
8 21 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (6.17%) CRISC
10 19 (5.86%) CompTIA Security+
11 18 (5.56%) MCSE
12 15 (4.63%) SANS
13 14 (4.32%) CESG Certified Professional
13 14 (4.32%) CISMP
13 14 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (4.01%) SSCP
15 10 (3.09%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 9 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (73.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 101 (31.17%) PCI DSS
3 88 (27.16%) GDPR
4 76 (23.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 74 (22.84%) NIST
6 28 (8.64%) COBIT
7 27 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 23 (7.10%) NCSC
9 17 (5.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 12 (3.70%) ISO 22301
10 12 (3.70%) SLA
11 9 (2.78%) ISO 9001
12 8 (2.47%) NIST 800
12 8 (2.47%) QA
13 4 (1.23%) HIPAA
14 2 (0.62%) PA-DSS
14 2 (0.62%) RMADS
14 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.31%) BS25999
15 1 (0.31%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 56 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 18 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.25%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (3.09%) Firmware
5 7 (2.16%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.54%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.62%) vSphere
9 1 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (11.11%) SCCM
2 18 (5.56%) Nessus
3 16 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (4.01%) SCOrch
5 5 (1.54%) Cisco CME
5 5 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 5 (1.54%) CSIRT
5 5 (1.54%) FortiGate
6 4 (1.23%) QRadar
6 4 (1.23%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.93%) Ansible
7 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.93%) Puppet
7 3 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.62%) SCOM
8 2 (0.62%) SCSM
8 2 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (15.74%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.95%) Cisco
3 25 (7.72%) VMware
4 19 (5.86%) ServiceNow
5 18 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 15 (4.63%) Apple
7 14 (4.32%) Google
8 13 (4.01%) Qualys
9 12 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 9 (2.78%) Oracle
10 9 (2.78%) Splunk
11 8 (2.47%) McAfee
12 6 (1.85%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.54%) Avaya
13 5 (1.54%) FireEye
13 5 (1.54%) Juniper
13 5 (1.54%) Meraki
13 5 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.54%) Sophos
14 4 (1.23%) ArcSight