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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 714 884 952
Rank change year-on-year +170 +68  
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 177 48 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.049% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.65% 0.37% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 151 38 23
Median salary £56,000 £55,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.81% -3.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £52,200
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £83,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £51,250 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year -6.81% -3.50%  

Cyber Essentials is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10726 12861 13958
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.03% 13.06% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 8080 10275 10999
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88%  

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +174 174 £56,000 +1.81% 13
London +111 89 £57,500 -11.53% 3
South East +71 32 £42,500 -39.28% 3
West Midlands +25 27 £53,500 -24.91% 1
Uxbridge - 21 £50,000 -
Birmingham +26 19 £51,250 -2.38%
Oxfordshire - 18 £35,000 -
City of London +41 12 £65,000 -6.47%
Leeds - 9 £45,000 -
West Yorkshire - 9 £45,000 -
Yorkshire - 9 £45,000 -
North West - 9 £38,750 - 4
Hampshire - 8 £62,000 - 1
Oxford - 6 £80,000 -
Manchester - 6 £46,250 - 2
East of England -18 5 £65,000 +20.93%
Winchester - 5 £62,000 -
Hertfordshire -6 4 £65,000 +18.18%
Kent - 4 £42,500 -
Staffordshire - 4 £66,250 -
West Malling - 4 £42,500 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 4 £66,250 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £65,000 -
Coventry -5 2 £75,000 +63.04%
Shropshire - 2 £55,000 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 - 1
Burnley - 2 £35,000 - 1
Bradford - 2 - -
Telford - 2 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire +23 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials 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.

1 206 (74.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 152 (55.27%) Information Security
3 138 (50.18%) CISSP
4 102 (37.09%) CISM
4 102 (37.09%) Cybersecurity
5 97 (35.27%) Firewall
6 92 (33.45%) SIEM
7 76 (27.64%) Data Protection
8 74 (26.91%) PCI DSS
9 73 (26.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 68 (24.73%) CISA
11 67 (24.36%) Management Information System
11 67 (24.36%) Risk Management
12 65 (23.64%) GDPR
13 63 (22.91%) Cisco
14 61 (22.18%) Windows
15 59 (21.45%) ITIL
16 57 (20.73%) Degree
17 49 (17.82%) Data Protection Act
18 47 (17.09%) Security Cleared
19 45 (16.36%) Finance
20 44 (16.00%) Data Security
20 44 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
21 42 (15.27%) Information Assurance
22 40 (14.55%) Patch Management
23 38 (13.82%) Security Management
24 36 (13.09%) Computer Science
25 35 (12.73%) Legal
25 35 (12.73%) CheckPoint
25 35 (12.73%) Microsoft

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 11 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.18%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (4.36%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.09%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.55%) SaaS
2 27 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.82%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.64%) IaaS
5 9 (3.27%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (3.27%) PaaS
6 8 (2.91%) Office 365
7 4 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.36%) G Suite
8 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 97 (35.27%) Firewall
2 44 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 35 (12.73%) DNS
4 34 (12.36%) Network Security
5 29 (10.55%) LAN
6 28 (10.18%) WAN
7 22 (8.00%) VoIP
8 21 (7.64%) Internet
8 21 (7.64%) VPN
9 20 (7.27%) DHCP
10 17 (6.18%) Wireless
11 12 (4.36%) SAN
12 11 (4.00%) FTP
12 11 (4.00%) HTTP
12 11 (4.00%) SMTP
12 11 (4.00%) SNMP
12 11 (4.00%) SSH
12 11 (4.00%) SSL
12 11 (4.00%) Telnet
13 10 (3.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (1.82%) PerformancePoint
2 5 (1.82%) PowerPivot
2 5 (1.82%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.73%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.73%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 45 (16.36%) Finance
2 35 (12.73%) Legal
3 26 (9.45%) Law
4 18 (6.55%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.64%) Retail
6 9 (3.27%) Marketing
7 8 (2.91%) Banking
8 4 (1.45%) Military
9 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 76 (27.64%) Analyst
2 60 (21.82%) Security Analyst
3 52 (18.91%) Consultant
4 41 (14.91%) Security Consultant
4 41 (14.91%) Security Manager
5 28 (10.18%) Security Specialist
6 26 (9.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 26 (9.45%) IT Analyst
7 20 (7.27%) Information Analyst
7 20 (7.27%) Information Security Analyst
8 19 (6.91%) Information Officer
8 19 (6.91%) Information Security Manager
8 19 (6.91%) Information Security Officer
8 19 (6.91%) Security Officer
9 18 (6.55%) IT Manager
10 17 (6.18%) IT Security Specialist
10 17 (6.18%) Network Engineer
11 16 (5.82%) Information Manager
12 15 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (5.45%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.64%) Web Services
2 10 (3.64%) LAMP
3 6 (2.18%) 802.1X
4 5 (1.82%) MDX
5 2 (0.73%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.73%) Velocity
6 1 (0.36%) CSS
6 1 (0.36%) HTML
6 1 (0.36%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 67 (24.36%) Management Information System
2 49 (17.82%) Data Protection Act
3 36 (13.09%) Computer Science
4 31 (11.27%) Data Centre
5 16 (5.82%) Driving Licence
6 14 (5.09%) Mobile App
7 13 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 13 (4.73%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (4.00%) CESG
8 11 (4.00%) PKI
9 8 (2.91%) NHS
10 6 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.45%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.45%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.45%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.45%) User Experience
12 3 (1.09%) Life Science
12 3 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (22.18%) Windows
2 31 (11.27%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.82%) Linux
4 7 (2.55%) CentOS
4 7 (2.55%) Debian
5 6 (2.18%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.36%) Android
8 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.36%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (55.27%) Information Security
2 102 (37.09%) Cybersecurity
3 92 (33.45%) SIEM
4 76 (27.64%) Data Protection
5 67 (24.36%) Risk Management
6 59 (21.45%) ITIL
7 44 (16.00%) Data Security
8 42 (15.27%) Information Assurance
9 40 (14.55%) Patch Management
10 38 (13.82%) Security Management
11 33 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
12 31 (11.27%) Presales
13 29 (10.55%) ISMS
14 28 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
15 27 (9.82%) PRINCE2
16 26 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (8.73%) Business Continuity
18 23 (8.36%) Mentoring
18 23 (8.36%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 21 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.36%) PowerShell
1 12 (4.36%) SQL
2 10 (3.64%) Python
3 8 (2.91%) C
4 5 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 5 (1.82%) PHP
5 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.45%) Perl
5 4 (1.45%) VBScript
6 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 138 (50.18%) CISSP
2 102 (37.09%) CISM
3 68 (24.73%) CISA
4 57 (20.73%) Degree
5 47 (17.09%) Security Cleared
6 35 (12.73%) CEH
7 34 (12.36%) SC Cleared
8 30 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (7.27%) CCNP
9 20 (7.27%) CLAS
10 19 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (6.18%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 17 (6.18%) MCSA
12 16 (5.82%) CCNA
12 16 (5.82%) MCSE
13 15 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (5.45%) SSCP
14 14 (5.09%) CASP
15 13 (4.73%) CHECK Team Member
15 13 (4.73%) Cyber Scheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (74.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 74 (26.91%) PCI DSS
3 73 (26.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 65 (23.64%) GDPR
5 29 (10.55%) ISO 22301
5 29 (10.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (5.09%) NIST 800
7 12 (4.36%) COBIT
7 12 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 11 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 8 (2.91%) ISO 9001
10 6 (2.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (1.82%) QA
12 4 (1.45%) ISO 14001
12 4 (1.45%) ISO 31000
12 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (1.09%) GPG13
14 2 (0.73%) SLA
15 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.91%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.82%) vSphere
5 4 (1.45%) Firmware
5 4 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (7.64%) Nessus
2 9 (3.27%) SCCM
3 4 (1.45%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (1.45%) WSUS
4 3 (1.09%) QRadar
5 2 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.36%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.36%) SCOM
6 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 63 (22.91%) Cisco
2 35 (12.73%) CheckPoint
2 35 (12.73%) Microsoft
3 30 (10.91%) VMware
4 26 (9.45%) Palo Alto
5 17 (6.18%) Citrix
6 16 (5.82%) McAfee
7 13 (4.73%) FireEye
7 13 (4.73%) HP
7 13 (4.73%) Qualys
8 10 (3.64%) Sophos
9 9 (3.27%) NetApp
10 8 (2.91%) IBM
10 8 (2.91%) Juniper
10 8 (2.91%) LogRhythm
10 8 (2.91%) Splunk
11 6 (2.18%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.82%) Nintex
12 5 (1.82%) SAP
13 4 (1.45%) Symantec
London
Acumin
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Begbies Traynor
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Central Employment
Salary: Competitive + car allowance or company car
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £55k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £62000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £75k per year + Car allowance & Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
onezeero.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus + bens
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Burnley, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Incredible bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
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Salary: £52,250 - £57,750
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Chester
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