Period
to 21 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 740 892 1084
Rank change year-on-year +152 +192 +176
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 436 310 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.18% 0.077%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.03% 1.43% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 326 265 93
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £32,250 £42,500 £30,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -4.55% -3.51%

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 21,464 21,680 24,989
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 12.44% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 16,287 16,082 19,745
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 October 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 October 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 +138 411 £57,500 +4.55% 57
UK excluding London +148 292 £52,500 - 39
London +17 129 £62,500 +8.70% 24
South East +62 97 £50,000 -19.35% 6
Midlands +60 79 £47,500 -9.52% 9
North of England +79 74 £42,500 -5.56% 14
West Midlands +63 74 £50,000 -2.44% 8
Yorkshire +49 37 £42,500 -5.56% 8
North West +27 34 £47,500 -5.00% 6
South West +23 24 £67,500 +4.25% 3
East of England +29 18 £35,000 -46.15% 1
East Midlands +2 9 £45,000 -15.49% 1
Scotland +13 7 £75,000 - 3
Wales +2 3 £30,500 -39.03% 3
North East -9 3 £60,000 +26.32%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 349 (80.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 252 (57.80%) Information Security
3 159 (36.47%) GDPR
4 154 (35.32%) CISSP
5 153 (35.09%) Management Information System
6 148 (33.94%) Cybersecurity
7 144 (33.03%) PCI DSS
8 134 (30.73%) Firewall
9 114 (26.15%) Windows
10 113 (25.92%) CISM
11 106 (24.31%) ITIL
12 100 (22.94%) Risk Management
13 96 (22.02%) Data Protection
14 89 (20.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 88 (20.18%) Cisco
16 74 (16.97%) Degree
17 73 (16.74%) Security Cleared
17 73 (16.74%) Cisco Certification
18 72 (16.51%) Security Architecture
18 72 (16.51%) Windows Server
19 71 (16.28%) SIEM
19 71 (16.28%) Network Security
20 67 (15.37%) Penetration Testing
21 63 (14.45%) Legal
21 63 (14.45%) CISA
22 60 (13.76%) Finance
22 60 (13.76%) Security Management
23 58 (13.30%) TOGAF
23 58 (13.30%) Data Centre
23 58 (13.30%) Self-Motivation

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 26 (5.96%) Apache
2 16 (3.67%) Tomcat
3 11 (2.52%) IIS
3 11 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.52%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.83%) Apache Solr
5 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.06%) assyst
2 7 (1.61%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (9.17%) Office 365
3 37 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (6.88%) SaaS
5 11 (2.52%) PaaS
6 8 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (1.83%) IaaS
7 4 (0.92%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.23%) G Suite
9 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.23%) Slack
9 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 134 (30.73%) Firewall
2 71 (16.28%) Network Security
3 36 (8.26%) WAN
4 34 (7.80%) LAN
5 32 (7.34%) VPN
6 28 (6.42%) Intrusion Detection
7 25 (5.73%) SSL
8 24 (5.50%) DNS
9 16 (3.67%) Internet
10 15 (3.44%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (3.44%) Wireless
11 14 (3.21%) VoIP
12 12 (2.75%) IPsec
13 11 (2.52%) HTTP
13 11 (2.52%) SAN
13 11 (2.52%) Skype
14 10 (2.29%) MPLS
14 10 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (2.06%) iSCSI
15 9 (2.06%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (2.52%) Geospatial Data
4 9 (2.06%) Big Data
5 8 (1.83%) MySQL
6 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (0.92%) PerformancePoint
7 4 (0.92%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 63 (14.45%) Legal
2 60 (13.76%) Finance
3 39 (8.94%) Law
4 24 (5.50%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.52%) Publishing
6 10 (2.29%) Retail
7 9 (2.06%) Marketing
8 8 (1.83%) Banking
8 8 (1.83%) Games
8 8 (1.83%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.92%) Electronics
9 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Advertising
11 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.46%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 96 (22.02%) Analyst
2 78 (17.89%) Security Analyst
3 75 (17.20%) Security Manager
4 69 (15.83%) Consultant
5 49 (11.24%) Architect
6 38 (8.72%) Security Consultant
7 37 (8.49%) Information Manager
7 37 (8.49%) Information Security Manager
8 32 (7.34%) IT Manager
9 31 (7.11%) Compliance Manager
9 31 (7.11%) Security Compliance Manager
10 30 (6.88%) IT Analyst
11 27 (6.19%) Information Analyst
11 27 (6.19%) Information Security Analyst
11 27 (6.19%) Security Architect
12 26 (5.96%) IT Security Analyst
13 24 (5.50%) Cisco Analyst
13 24 (5.50%) IT Security Manager
14 23 (5.28%) Information Security Officer
14 23 (5.28%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.75%) Web Services
2 6 (1.38%) .NET
2 6 (1.38%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.15%) LAMP
3 5 (1.15%) LDAP
4 4 (0.92%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.92%) MDX
5 2 (0.46%) COM
6 1 (0.23%) Tapestry
6 1 (0.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 153 (35.09%) Management Information System
2 58 (13.30%) Data Centre
2 58 (13.30%) Self-Motivation
3 40 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (6.65%) Data Protection Act
5 21 (4.82%) Public Cloud
6 18 (4.13%) CESG
7 12 (2.75%) PKI
8 11 (2.52%) Cyberattack
8 11 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
9 9 (2.06%) NHS
9 9 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.61%) Fintech
10 7 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 5 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 114 (26.15%) Windows
2 72 (16.51%) Windows Server
3 39 (8.94%) Linux
4 14 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.38%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.92%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.46%) Unix
10 1 (0.23%) Android
10 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.23%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (57.80%) Information Security
2 148 (33.94%) Cybersecurity
3 106 (24.31%) ITIL
4 100 (22.94%) Risk Management
5 96 (22.02%) Data Protection
6 72 (16.51%) Security Architecture
7 71 (16.28%) SIEM
8 67 (15.37%) Penetration Testing
9 60 (13.76%) Security Management
10 58 (13.30%) TOGAF
11 52 (11.93%) Vulnerability Management
12 46 (10.55%) Service Management
13 44 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
14 42 (9.63%) Information Security Management
14 42 (9.63%) Project Management
15 41 (9.40%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (9.40%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (8.72%) ISMS
16 38 (8.72%) Technical Architecture
17 37 (8.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 29 (6.65%) SQL
2 26 (5.96%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.21%) Java
4 9 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.61%) PHP
6 5 (1.15%) C
6 5 (1.15%) VBScript
7 4 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.46%) Python
10 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.23%) C#
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 154 (35.32%) CISSP
2 113 (25.92%) CISM
3 74 (16.97%) Degree
4 73 (16.74%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (16.74%) Security Cleared
5 63 (14.45%) CISA
6 42 (9.63%) CEH
6 42 (9.63%) SC Cleared
7 40 (9.17%) CCNP
8 37 (8.49%) GIAC
9 31 (7.11%) CCNA
10 26 (5.96%) CCIE
11 25 (5.73%) GSEC
12 22 (5.05%) SANS
13 20 (4.59%) SSCP
14 17 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (3.90%) PCI QSA
15 15 (3.44%) APMP
16 14 (3.21%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
17 11 (2.52%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 349 (80.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 159 (36.47%) GDPR
3 144 (33.03%) PCI DSS
4 89 (20.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 48 (11.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 21 (4.82%) ISO 9001
7 17 (3.90%) HIPAA
8 12 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (2.29%) QA
10 9 (2.06%) SLA
11 8 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 6 (1.38%) COBIT
12 6 (1.38%) GPG13
13 4 (0.92%) FIPS 140-2
13 4 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.92%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.46%) ISO 22301
15 1 (0.23%) COSO
15 1 (0.23%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 46 (10.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.98%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.38%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.92%) Firmware
6 3 (0.69%) DFS Replication
6 3 (0.69%) Docker
6 3 (0.69%) Snort
7 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (4.36%) Nessus
2 14 (3.21%) Ansible
2 14 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (3.21%) Puppet
3 11 (2.52%) SCOM
4 8 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.38%) CASB
5 6 (1.38%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (1.38%) Nagios
6 5 (1.15%) SCSM
7 3 (0.69%) EnCase
7 3 (0.69%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.69%) Nmap
7 3 (0.69%) Suricata
8 2 (0.46%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.46%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.46%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.46%) QRadar
8 2 (0.46%) SCCM
9 1 (0.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 88 (20.18%) Cisco
2 51 (11.70%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.72%) VMware
4 33 (7.57%) CheckPoint
5 20 (4.59%) Juniper
6 16 (3.67%) Oracle
7 15 (3.44%) Sophos
8 14 (3.21%) Splunk
9 13 (2.98%) HP
10 12 (2.75%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.29%) Fortinet
12 9 (2.06%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.83%) Google
13 8 (1.83%) SAP
14 7 (1.61%) Aruba
14 7 (1.61%) F5
14 7 (1.61%) Meraki
14 7 (1.61%) Symantec
15 6 (1.38%) Infoblox
15 6 (1.38%) Veeam