Period
to 23 September 2020

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 23 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 536 765 763
Rank change year-on-year +229 -2 +143
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 151 324 428
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.56% 1.74% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 124 275 334
Median annual salary £51,750 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.50% -13.04% +2.68%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £79,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -13.64% +4.76%

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 5,894 18,623 21,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.92% 13.30% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,561 13,771 16,494
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.88%

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Essentials.

Salary trend for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 16 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 23 September 2020. 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 +226 135 £52,500 +5.00% 31
UK excluding London +213 91 £47,500 - 23
London +209 48 £55,000 +4.76% 8
North of England +153 26 £37,500 -14.29% 13
South East +190 25 £56,250 +18.42% 3
Midlands +131 17 £67,500 +28.57% 1
Work from Home +64 16 £52,500 -19.23% 6
Yorkshire +134 15 £33,750 -27.81% 8
West Midlands +92 14 £67,500 +28.57% 1
South West +115 13 £65,000 +23.81% 4
North West +111 10 £45,000 +5.88% 3
East of England +125 6 £48,750 -11.36% 1
Scotland +99 3 £25,500 -32.00%
East Midlands +91 3 £53,250 -3.18%
Wales +41 1 £45,000 - 1
North East +23 1 £20,000 -50.00% 2

For the 6 months to 23 September 2020, 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.

1 123 (81.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 98 (64.90%) Information Security
3 77 (50.99%) Cybersecurity
4 55 (36.42%) Risk Management
5 53 (35.10%) PCI DSS
6 50 (33.11%) GDPR
7 49 (32.45%) Firewall
8 47 (31.13%) CISSP
9 41 (27.15%) CISM
9 41 (27.15%) Data Protection
10 37 (24.50%) Windows
11 35 (23.18%) Management Information System
12 33 (21.85%) Security Cleared
13 31 (20.53%) Microsoft
14 29 (19.21%) Finance
15 28 (18.54%) Penetration Testing
15 28 (18.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 28 (18.54%) NIST
16 27 (17.88%) Office 365
16 27 (17.88%) Cyberthreat
17 26 (17.22%) SC Cleared
17 26 (17.22%) ISMS
18 25 (16.56%) Legal
19 23 (15.23%) SIEM
19 23 (15.23%) Data Privacy
20 22 (14.57%) Security Testing
21 20 (13.25%) ITIL
21 20 (13.25%) Azure
21 20 (13.25%) SaaS
22 19 (12.58%) Incident Management

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 14 (9.27%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.99%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.99%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (17.88%) Office 365
2 20 (13.25%) Azure
2 20 (13.25%) SaaS
3 7 (4.64%) AWS
3 7 (4.64%) IaaS
4 6 (3.97%) PaaS
5 4 (2.65%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.99%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.66%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 49 (32.45%) Firewall
2 11 (7.28%) VPN
3 9 (5.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (5.30%) DNS
4 8 (5.30%) Network Security
5 6 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.31%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.31%) VoIP
7 4 (2.65%) Broadband
7 4 (2.65%) IPsec
7 4 (2.65%) PSTN
7 4 (2.65%) VLAN
7 4 (2.65%) WAN
8 3 (1.99%) LAN
8 3 (1.99%) Skype
9 1 (0.66%) DHCP
9 1 (0.66%) DMZ
9 1 (0.66%) Internet
9 1 (0.66%) SAN
9 1 (0.66%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
General
1 29 (19.21%) Finance
2 25 (16.56%) Legal
3 14 (9.27%) Manufacturing
4 13 (8.61%) Public Sector
5 12 (7.95%) Marketing
6 8 (5.30%) Law
7 3 (1.99%) Advertising
8 2 (1.32%) Retail
9 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.66%) Banking
9 1 (0.66%) French Language
9 1 (0.66%) German Language
9 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.66%) Local Government
9 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (19.21%) Analyst
2 26 (17.22%) Consultant
3 25 (16.56%) Security Analyst
4 24 (15.89%) Security Manager
5 22 (14.57%) Security Consultant
6 15 (9.93%) Security Specialist
7 13 (8.61%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 11 (7.28%) IT Manager
9 9 (5.96%) Information Analyst
9 9 (5.96%) Information Manager
9 9 (5.96%) Information Security Analyst
10 8 (5.30%) Information Security Manager
11 7 (4.64%) Information Security Consultant
11 7 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (4.64%) Team Leader
12 6 (3.97%) IT Analyst
12 6 (3.97%) IT Security Analyst
12 6 (3.97%) IT Security Manager
13 5 (3.31%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 5 (3.31%) Security Compliance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
1 1 (0.66%) HTML
1 1 (0.66%) ModSecurity
1 1 (0.66%) Node.js
1 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.18%) Management Information System
2 27 (17.88%) Cyberthreat
3 19 (12.58%) Cyberattack
4 14 (9.27%) Data Protection Act
5 12 (7.95%) Blog
6 10 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (5.96%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (3.31%) Handset
9 4 (2.65%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.65%) PKI
9 4 (2.65%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.99%) Security Operations Centre
11 2 (1.32%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.32%) PACS
12 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.66%) NHS
12 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.66%) Reinsurance
12 1 (0.66%) Renewable Energy
12 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (24.50%) Windows
2 15 (9.93%) Linux
2 15 (9.93%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.96%) Mac OS
4 6 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.31%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.32%) Android
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.66%) CentOS
7 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.66%) Solaris
7 1 (0.66%) Unix
7 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (64.90%) Information Security
2 77 (50.99%) Cybersecurity
3 55 (36.42%) Risk Management
4 41 (27.15%) Data Protection
5 28 (18.54%) Penetration Testing
6 26 (17.22%) ISMS
7 23 (15.23%) Data Privacy
7 23 (15.23%) SIEM
8 22 (14.57%) Security Testing
9 20 (13.25%) ITIL
10 19 (12.58%) Incident Management
11 18 (11.92%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (10.60%) Security Architecture
13 15 (9.93%) GAP Analysis
14 14 (9.27%) Internal Audit
15 13 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (8.61%) Business Continuity
15 13 (8.61%) Information Assurance
15 13 (8.61%) Patch Management
16 12 (7.95%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.66%) C
2 1 (0.66%) C++
2 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.66%) PHP
2 1 (0.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (31.13%) CISSP
2 41 (27.15%) CISM
3 33 (21.85%) Security Cleared
4 26 (17.22%) SC Cleared
5 18 (11.92%) CRISC
6 15 (9.93%) CISA
7 14 (9.27%) Degree
8 10 (6.62%) CREST Certified
9 9 (5.96%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (5.96%) DBS Check
10 8 (5.30%) OSCP
11 7 (4.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 7 (4.64%) CEH
11 7 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (4.64%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 5 (3.31%) CCSP
13 4 (2.65%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 2 (1.32%) CHECK Team Leader
14 2 (1.32%) Cyber Scheme
14 2 (1.32%) ECSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (81.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 53 (35.10%) PCI DSS
3 50 (33.11%) GDPR
4 28 (18.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 28 (18.54%) NIST
5 14 (9.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (8.61%) ISO 9001
7 10 (6.62%) NCSC
8 9 (5.96%) ISO 22301
8 9 (5.96%) JSP 440
8 9 (5.96%) RMADS
9 7 (4.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (3.97%) ISO 31000
11 5 (3.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (2.65%) SLA
13 3 (1.99%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (1.32%) COBIT
14 2 (1.32%) IASME
15 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
15 1 (0.66%) NIST 800
System Software
1 13 (8.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.64%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (3.97%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.32%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.32%) WSUS
4 1 (0.66%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.66%) Malwarebytes
4 1 (0.66%) Nessus
4 1 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (20.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.28%) Cisco
3 10 (6.62%) AlienVault
3 10 (6.62%) Splunk
4 9 (5.96%) LogRhythm
5 5 (3.31%) Avaya
5 5 (3.31%) Citrix
5 5 (3.31%) VMware
6 4 (2.65%) Adobe
6 4 (2.65%) ESET
6 4 (2.65%) Freshdesk
6 4 (2.65%) Qualys
7 3 (1.99%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.99%) Sophos
8 2 (1.32%) Sage
9 1 (0.66%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.66%) HP
9 1 (0.66%) Juniper
9 1 (0.66%) Symantec
9 1 (0.66%) WatchGuard