Period
to 21 February 2018

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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 896 999 1196
Rank change year-on-year +103 +197 +96
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 293 188 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.29% 0.86% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 257 110 75
UK median annual salary £58,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.87% +15.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £38,695 £36,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -

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 22,781 21,835 26,913
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.92% 12.41% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 17,741 17,314 21,307
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 +102 278 £59,000 +2.61% 29
London +99 152 £60,000 -12.73% 9
UK excluding London +9 132 £57,500 +15.00% 22
South East +49 65 £58,000 +5.45% 9
Midlands -27 30 £44,000 +3.53% 6
North of England +1 21 £42,500 +5.59% 5
West Midlands -49 21 £44,000 -4.62% 5
Yorkshire +19 12 £42,500 -22.73% 4
South West +11 9 £49,500 -
East Midlands -1 9 £62,500 +108.33% 1
North West -16 6 £72,500 +100.00% 1
East of England -4 4 £65,000 +116.67%
Wales - 4 £67,500 - 1
North East -23 3 £38,200 -15.11%
Scotland - 3 £38,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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.

1 234 (79.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 178 (60.75%) Information Security
3 120 (40.96%) CISSP
4 113 (38.57%) CISM
5 103 (35.15%) Cybersecurity
6 93 (31.74%) GDPR
7 76 (25.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 76 (25.94%) Management Information System
8 72 (24.57%) CISA
9 71 (24.23%) ITIL
10 70 (23.89%) Firewall
11 66 (22.53%) Windows
12 65 (22.18%) Data Protection
13 64 (21.84%) SIEM
14 62 (21.16%) Microsoft
15 57 (19.45%) PCI DSS
16 55 (18.77%) Security Management
17 53 (18.09%) Finance
18 52 (17.75%) Risk Management
19 51 (17.41%) ISMS
20 50 (17.06%) Penetration Testing
21 45 (15.36%) Legal
22 43 (14.68%) Data Centre
23 42 (14.33%) Information Security Management
24 41 (13.99%) Continuous Improvement
25 40 (13.65%) Cisco
26 39 (13.31%) Active Directory
27 38 (12.97%) VMware
27 38 (12.97%) Network Security
28 37 (12.63%) Degree

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 7 (2.39%) IIS
2 5 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (1.71%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.34%) Apache
4 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 32 (10.92%) Office 365
2 14 (4.78%) IaaS
3 12 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.10%) PaaS
4 10 (3.41%) SaaS
5 5 (1.71%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.37%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (23.89%) Firewall
2 38 (12.97%) Network Security
3 33 (11.26%) VPN
4 32 (10.92%) WAN
5 29 (9.90%) LAN
6 24 (8.19%) Intrusion Detection
7 21 (7.17%) SSL
8 20 (6.83%) Internet
9 17 (5.80%) Wireless
10 16 (5.46%) VoIP
11 15 (5.12%) DNS
11 15 (5.12%) IPsec
12 14 (4.78%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (3.41%) DHCP
14 9 (3.07%) TCP/IP
14 9 (3.07%) VLAN
15 8 (2.73%) HTTP
15 8 (2.73%) SMTP
15 8 (2.73%) SNMP
15 8 (2.73%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.07%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.71%) Big Data
4 3 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.34%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 53 (18.09%) Finance
2 45 (15.36%) Legal
3 25 (8.53%) Law
4 9 (3.07%) Marketing
5 8 (2.73%) Retail
5 8 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.02%) Banking
7 3 (1.02%) Front Office
7 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 50 (17.06%) Security Manager
2 45 (15.36%) Consultant
3 37 (12.63%) Analyst
3 37 (12.63%) Security Consultant
4 34 (11.60%) Security Analyst
5 29 (9.90%) Architect
6 23 (7.85%) Information Security Consultant
7 22 (7.51%) IT Manager
8 21 (7.17%) Information Manager
8 21 (7.17%) Information Security Manager
8 21 (7.17%) Security Engineer
9 18 (6.14%) Head of Security
9 18 (6.14%) IT Security Manager
9 18 (6.14%) Security Specialist
10 13 (4.44%) Information Security Specialist
10 13 (4.44%) Information Specialist
11 12 (4.10%) ICT Assistant
11 12 (4.10%) ICT Manager
11 12 (4.10%) ICT Operations Manager
11 12 (4.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 76 (25.94%) Management Information System
2 43 (14.68%) Data Centre
3 35 (11.95%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (6.83%) NHS
5 18 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (6.14%) Cyberthreat
6 16 (5.46%) Replication
7 13 (4.44%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 10 (3.41%) Computer Science
8 10 (3.41%) PKI
9 9 (3.07%) Internet of Things
10 8 (2.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.71%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.37%) FlexPod
13 4 (1.37%) Mainframe
13 4 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
14 3 (1.02%) CESG
14 3 (1.02%) Fintech
14 3 (1.02%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 66 (22.53%) Windows
2 23 (7.85%) Windows Server
3 20 (6.83%) Linux
4 10 (3.41%) Debian
4 10 (3.41%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.05%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.37%) VMS
6 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.02%) Unix
8 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.34%) CentOS
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (60.75%) Information Security
2 103 (35.15%) Cybersecurity
3 71 (24.23%) ITIL
4 65 (22.18%) Data Protection
5 64 (21.84%) SIEM
6 55 (18.77%) Security Management
7 52 (17.75%) Risk Management
8 51 (17.41%) ISMS
9 50 (17.06%) Penetration Testing
10 42 (14.33%) Information Security Management
11 41 (13.99%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (9.22%) Information Assurance
12 27 (9.22%) Patch Management
13 26 (8.87%) Vulnerability Management
14 25 (8.53%) PRINCE2
15 24 (8.19%) Enterprise Architecture
16 23 (7.85%) Business Continuity
16 23 (7.85%) Disaster Recovery
16 23 (7.85%) Information Governance
16 23 (7.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.80%) SQL
2 12 (4.10%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.07%) Go
3 9 (3.07%) Python
4 2 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 120 (40.96%) CISSP
2 113 (38.57%) CISM
3 72 (24.57%) CISA
4 37 (12.63%) Degree
5 21 (7.17%) Security Cleared
6 20 (6.83%) CRISC
7 18 (6.14%) SANS
8 15 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (5.12%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (5.12%) SC Cleared
9 14 (4.78%) CEH
10 11 (3.75%) GIAC
11 10 (3.41%) CCNA
12 9 (3.07%) CCNP
13 7 (2.39%) CGEIT
13 7 (2.39%) DV Cleared
14 6 (2.05%) CESG Certified Professional
14 6 (2.05%) CISMP
14 6 (2.05%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (2.05%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (79.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 93 (31.74%) GDPR
3 76 (25.94%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 57 (19.45%) PCI DSS
5 22 (7.51%) ISO 22301
6 20 (6.83%) ISO 9001
7 19 (6.48%) ISO 31000
8 17 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 17 (5.80%) NIST 800
9 14 (4.78%) COBIT
10 10 (3.41%) ISO 14001
11 7 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (1.71%) GPG13
12 5 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (1.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 2 (0.68%) PSD2
14 2 (0.68%) QA
14 2 (0.68%) SLA
15 1 (0.34%) ISO 9000
15 1 (0.34%) RMADS
System Software
1 39 (13.31%) Active Directory
2 25 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.46%) Hyper-V
3 16 (5.46%) vSphere
4 9 (3.07%) Ceph
4 9 (3.07%) KVM
5 7 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.37%) VMware NSX
6 4 (1.37%) XenApp
6 4 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) NFS
7 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (3.75%) SCCM
2 9 (3.07%) Icinga
3 7 (2.39%) WSUS
4 5 (1.71%) Nessus
5 4 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (1.37%) QRadar
5 4 (1.37%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.02%) Perfmon
6 3 (1.02%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.34%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 62 (21.16%) Microsoft
2 40 (13.65%) Cisco
3 38 (12.97%) VMware
4 19 (6.48%) NetApp
5 18 (6.14%) HP
6 17 (5.80%) CheckPoint
6 17 (5.80%) FireEye
7 11 (3.75%) Citrix
7 11 (3.75%) Juniper
8 9 (3.07%) SolarWinds
9 8 (2.73%) F5
10 7 (2.39%) Avaya
10 7 (2.39%) Google
10 7 (2.39%) Palo Alto
11 5 (1.71%) CA
11 5 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.37%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.37%) Ivanti
12 4 (1.37%) McAfee
12 4 (1.37%) Sophos