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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cyber Essentials
UK
Rank 758 891 949
Rank change year-on-year +133 +58  
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 99 57 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.055% 0.009%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.96% 0.42% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 76 53 7
Median salary £60,000 £50,000 £68,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -26.47%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £26,000 £52,200
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £75,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £50,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year -14.00% -1.96%  

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 10309 13583 13262
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.13% 13.19% 12.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8134 10744 10245
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 +148 99 £60,000 +20.00% 8
London +100 49 £65,000 -4.41% 5
City of London +65 16 £90,000 +30.43% 1
West Midlands +37 15 £70,000 -6.66% 1
South East +60 14 £52,500 +10.52%
Birmingham +22 12 £65,000 -13.33%
North West -6 12 £35,000 -32.36%
South West +22 8 - -
Manchester -14 7 £43,000 -16.90%
Gloucestershire +3 6 - -
Surrey +36 4 £55,000 +10.00%
Oxfordshire +2 4 £70,000 +55.55%
Kent - 4 £42,500 -
West Malling - 4 £42,500 -
Oxford - 3 £70,000 -
Salford - 3 £35,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £32,500 -
Liverpool - 3 £32,500 -
Coventry +15 2 £75,000 +70.45% 1
East Midlands +4 2 £52,500 +5.00%
Bristol - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £35,000 -
Dorking - 2 £55,000 -
Burnley - 2 £35,000 -
Berkshire +37 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £187,500 -
West End of London - 1 £51,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £65,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £40,000 -

Cyber Essentials
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 148 (76.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (56.70%) CISSP
3 107 (55.15%) Information Security
4 91 (46.91%) CISM
5 71 (36.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 68 (35.05%) Risk Management
6 68 (35.05%) Security Cleared
7 66 (34.02%) Management Information System
8 65 (33.51%) Cybersecurity
9 61 (31.44%) SIEM
10 58 (29.90%) CISA
11 56 (28.87%) Firewall
11 56 (28.87%) PCI DSS
12 55 (28.35%) Data Security
13 54 (27.84%) Security Management
14 52 (26.80%) Data Protection
15 46 (23.71%) Legal
16 45 (23.20%) ITIL
16 45 (23.20%) SC Cleared
17 40 (20.62%) Information Assurance
17 40 (20.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 39 (20.10%) Penetration Testing
18 39 (20.10%) Risk Assessment
19 37 (19.07%) Incident Management
19 37 (19.07%) Data Centre
19 37 (19.07%) ISO22301
20 36 (18.56%) Continuous Improvement
21 33 (17.01%) IT Governance
21 33 (17.01%) Reverse Engineering
22 32 (16.49%) Finance

Cyber Essentials
Top Related 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 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.58%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (5.15%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.58%) MS Office
3 4 (2.06%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 31 (15.98%) Sentinel
2 14 (7.22%) assyst
2 14 (7.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.25%) Office 365
2 13 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.19%) SaaS
4 10 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.58%) PaaS
6 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (28.87%) Firewall
2 29 (14.95%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (5.67%) Network Security
4 4 (2.06%) DNS
4 4 (2.06%) Internet
4 4 (2.06%) LAN
4 4 (2.06%) VoIP
4 4 (2.06%) WAN
5 3 (1.55%) DHCP
5 3 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.03%) 5G
6 2 (1.03%) HTTP
6 2 (1.03%) SSL
6 2 (1.03%) Telepresence
6 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.52%) IPsec
7 1 (0.52%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.52%) S/MIME
7 1 (0.52%) VPN
7 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (2.58%) PerformancePoint
2 5 (2.58%) PowerPivot
2 5 (2.58%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.03%) Blockchain
3 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (23.71%) Legal
2 32 (16.49%) Finance
3 28 (14.43%) Law
4 23 (11.86%) Telecoms
5 17 (8.76%) Banking
6 9 (4.64%) Marketing
7 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.55%) Retail
9 2 (1.03%) Military
10 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 50 (25.77%) Consultant
2 47 (24.23%) Analyst
3 44 (22.68%) Security Analyst
4 36 (18.56%) Security Manager
5 30 (15.46%) Security Officer
6 27 (13.92%) Information Officer
6 27 (13.92%) Information Security Officer
7 20 (10.31%) IT Analyst
8 19 (9.79%) IT Security Analyst
9 17 (8.76%) Information Assurance Consultant
9 17 (8.76%) Security Consultant
10 16 (8.25%) SIEM Consultant
11 14 (7.22%) Architect
11 14 (7.22%) Information Manager
12 13 (6.70%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 12 (6.19%) Information Analyst
13 12 (6.19%) Information Security Analyst
13 12 (6.19%) Information Security Manager
14 11 (5.67%) CISSP Manager
15 10 (5.15%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.09%) Web Services
2 5 (2.58%) MDX
3 3 (1.55%) LAMP
4 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.52%) .NET
5 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 66 (34.02%) Management Information System
2 37 (19.07%) Data Centre
3 28 (14.43%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (11.86%) Computer Science
5 18 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (8.76%) CESG
7 16 (8.25%) Video Conferencing
8 14 (7.22%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (2.06%) Fat Client
9 4 (2.06%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.55%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.03%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (1.03%) Internet of Things
11 2 (1.03%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.52%) NHS
12 1 (0.52%) SCADA
12 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.25%) Windows
2 7 (3.61%) Linux
3 2 (1.03%) CoreOS
4 1 (0.52%) CentOS
4 1 (0.52%) Debian
4 1 (0.52%) Unix
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (55.15%) Information Security
2 68 (35.05%) Risk Management
3 65 (33.51%) Cybersecurity
4 61 (31.44%) SIEM
5 55 (28.35%) Data Security
6 54 (27.84%) Security Management
7 52 (26.80%) Data Protection
8 45 (23.20%) ITIL
9 40 (20.62%) Information Assurance
9 40 (20.62%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 39 (20.10%) Penetration Testing
10 39 (20.10%) Risk Assessment
11 37 (19.07%) Incident Management
12 36 (18.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 33 (17.01%) IT Governance
13 33 (17.01%) Reverse Engineering
14 31 (15.98%) Information Security Management
15 29 (14.95%) Presales
16 27 (13.92%) Vulnerability Management
17 26 (13.40%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.76%) C
2 9 (4.64%) SQL
3 6 (3.09%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.58%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 4 (2.06%) Python
6 2 (1.03%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.03%) Perl
6 2 (1.03%) PHP
7 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 110 (56.70%) CISSP
2 91 (46.91%) CISM
3 68 (35.05%) Security Cleared
4 58 (29.90%) CISA
5 45 (23.20%) SC Cleared
6 31 (15.98%) Degree
7 30 (15.46%) CEH
8 26 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (10.82%) DV Cleared
10 20 (10.31%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (8.76%) CCNP
12 16 (8.25%) CRISC
13 15 (7.73%) CISMP
14 7 (3.61%) SANS
15 6 (3.09%) CLAS
15 6 (3.09%) MCSA
15 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 5 (2.58%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (2.58%) GCIA
16 5 (2.58%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 148 (76.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 71 (36.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 56 (28.87%) PCI DSS
4 37 (19.07%) ISO22301
5 30 (15.46%) GPG13
6 22 (11.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (8.76%) QA
8 15 (7.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 14 (7.22%) RMADS
10 11 (5.67%) GDPR
11 6 (3.09%) COBIT
12 5 (2.58%) ISO 9001
13 3 (1.55%) ISO27002
14 2 (1.03%) ISO 14001
15 1 (0.52%) BS25999
15 1 (0.52%) ISO27005
15 1 (0.52%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 9 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.03%) Docker
4 2 (1.03%) Firmware
4 2 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (8.25%) QRadar
2 5 (2.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 4 (2.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.03%) Ansible
4 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.03%) Mesos
4 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.03%) SCCM
5 1 (0.52%) EnCase
5 1 (0.52%) Nessus
5 1 (0.52%) Nmap
5 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.52%) RSA Archer
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (11.86%) Cisco
2 21 (10.82%) IBM
3 15 (7.73%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.22%) ServiceNow
5 8 (4.12%) Citrix
5 8 (4.12%) VMware
6 6 (3.09%) NetApp
6 6 (3.09%) Palo Alto
7 5 (2.58%) Nintex
7 5 (2.58%) SAP
8 4 (2.06%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.06%) Symantec
9 3 (1.55%) Avaya
9 3 (1.55%) Forcepoint
9 3 (1.55%) Sun
10 2 (1.03%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.03%) Google
10 2 (1.03%) Qualys
10 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.03%) Veeam
North London
Metaswitch Networks
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits and Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + car, pension, training/certification
Posted: 8 days ago