Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 782 880 1157
Rank change year-on-year +98 +277 +101
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 397 321 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.057%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.74% 1.48% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 289 269 87
UK median annual salary £57,500 £56,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.68% +1.82% -3.51%
10th Percentile £32,500 £41,250 £37,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% -4.76% -7.89%

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 22,873 21,621 26,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.49% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 17,319 16,162 20,807
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.03% +7.78%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,750
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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +126 383 £57,500 +2.68% 51
UK excluding London +89 248 £57,500 +15.00% 39
London +13 143 £60,000 - 13
Midlands +52 81 £45,000 -15.89% 8
South East +16 79 £51,750 +18.29% 9
West Midlands +54 72 £47,500 -11.21% 6
North of England +53 62 £51,250 +13.89% 15
Yorkshire +54 29 £45,000 - 6
North West +14 29 £55,000 +41.94% 9
South West +22 19 £60,000 +4.35% 3
East of England +34 16 - - 3
East Midlands +11 13 £45,000 -14.29% 2
Scotland -7 6 £75,000 - 1
North East -18 4 £60,000 +17.07%
Wales - 2 £38,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 303 (76.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 237 (59.70%) Information Security
3 158 (39.80%) GDPR
4 142 (35.77%) CISSP
5 135 (34.01%) Management Information System
6 126 (31.74%) Cybersecurity
7 117 (29.47%) CISM
8 116 (29.22%) PCI DSS
9 108 (27.20%) Firewall
10 107 (26.95%) ITIL
11 100 (25.19%) Data Protection
12 98 (24.69%) Cisco
12 98 (24.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 86 (21.66%) CISA
13 86 (21.66%) Risk Management
14 85 (21.41%) Windows
15 78 (19.65%) Degree
15 78 (19.65%) SIEM
16 73 (18.39%) Legal
17 68 (17.13%) Cisco Certification
18 66 (16.62%) Security Management
19 64 (16.12%) Network Security
20 63 (15.87%) Data Centre
21 61 (15.37%) Security Cleared
22 56 (14.11%) Security Architecture
23 52 (13.10%) WAN
24 49 (12.34%) Finance
25 47 (11.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
26 46 (11.59%) VMware
27 45 (11.34%) Windows Server

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 23 (5.79%) Skype for Business
2 10 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.51%) IIS
3 6 (1.51%) WordPress
4 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.76%) Apache
6 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 19 (4.79%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.27%) assyst
2 7 (1.76%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.82%) Office 365
2 32 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.77%) SaaS
5 8 (2.02%) PaaS
6 6 (1.51%) Zapier
7 4 (1.01%) IaaS
8 3 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.50%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.25%) G Suite
10 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 108 (27.20%) Firewall
2 64 (16.12%) Network Security
3 52 (13.10%) WAN
4 40 (10.08%) LAN
5 33 (8.31%) VPN
6 30 (7.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 25 (6.30%) VoIP
8 23 (5.79%) Skype
8 23 (5.79%) Unified Communications
8 23 (5.79%) Wireless
9 22 (5.54%) SSL
10 20 (5.04%) Internet
11 19 (4.79%) DNS
12 18 (4.53%) IPsec
13 16 (4.03%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (3.78%) Cisco Nexus
15 13 (3.27%) Cisco ISE
15 13 (3.27%) MPLS
16 11 (2.77%) IP Telephony
17 8 (2.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (1.01%) MySQL
2 4 (1.01%) PerformancePoint
2 4 (1.01%) PowerPivot
2 4 (1.01%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.51%) GitLab
2 2 (0.50%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
General
1 73 (18.39%) Legal
2 49 (12.34%) Finance
3 32 (8.06%) Law
4 15 (3.78%) Retail
5 13 (3.27%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.02%) Banking
6 8 (2.02%) Publishing
7 6 (1.51%) Games
8 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
9 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.50%) Automotive
9 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 74 (18.64%) Analyst
1 74 (18.64%) Security Manager
2 63 (15.87%) Consultant
3 44 (11.08%) Architect
4 41 (10.33%) Security Consultant
5 40 (10.08%) Security Analyst
6 35 (8.82%) Compliance Manager
6 35 (8.82%) Security Compliance Manager
7 32 (8.06%) Information Manager
7 32 (8.06%) Information Security Manager
7 32 (8.06%) IT Manager
8 27 (6.80%) Security Architect
9 26 (6.55%) Network Engineer
10 25 (6.30%) Information Security Officer
10 25 (6.30%) Security Engineer
10 25 (6.30%) Security Officer
11 23 (5.79%) Information Officer
11 23 (5.79%) IT Security Manager
12 21 (5.29%) Information Security Analyst
12 21 (5.29%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.77%) HTML
2 6 (1.51%) CSS
2 6 (1.51%) Twig
3 4 (1.01%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.01%) MDX
3 4 (1.01%) Web Services
4 2 (0.50%) COM
5 1 (0.25%) .NET
5 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.25%) LAMP
5 1 (0.25%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 135 (34.01%) Management Information System
2 63 (15.87%) Data Centre
3 40 (10.08%) Self-Motivation
4 33 (8.31%) Data Protection Act
5 32 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (4.79%) CESG
7 15 (3.78%) Computer Science
8 14 (3.53%) Public Cloud
9 13 (3.27%) FlexPod
10 12 (3.02%) NHS
11 9 (2.27%) Fintech
12 7 (1.76%) Cyberattack
12 7 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.76%) Freedom of Information
12 7 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (1.51%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.51%) PKI
14 5 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 5 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (1.01%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 85 (21.41%) Windows
2 45 (11.34%) Windows Server
3 19 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (4.28%) Linux
5 16 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.26%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.26%) Unix
8 4 (1.01%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.76%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.50%) Android
10 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (59.70%) Information Security
2 126 (31.74%) Cybersecurity
3 107 (26.95%) ITIL
4 100 (25.19%) Data Protection
5 86 (21.66%) Risk Management
6 78 (19.65%) SIEM
7 66 (16.62%) Security Management
8 56 (14.11%) Security Architecture
9 44 (11.08%) Penetration Testing
10 42 (10.58%) Security Monitoring
11 41 (10.33%) ISMS
12 40 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
12 40 (10.08%) TOGAF
13 38 (9.57%) Information Security Management
14 37 (9.32%) Project Management
15 35 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (8.82%) Service Management
15 35 (8.82%) Vulnerability Management
16 33 (8.31%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (8.31%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.79%) SQL
2 10 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.27%) PHP
4 8 (2.02%) C
5 5 (1.26%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (1.01%) Java
7 3 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.76%) Python
8 2 (0.50%) C#
9 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.25%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 142 (35.77%) CISSP
2 117 (29.47%) CISM
3 86 (21.66%) CISA
4 78 (19.65%) Degree
5 68 (17.13%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (15.37%) Security Cleared
7 43 (10.83%) CCNP
8 36 (9.07%) SC Cleared
9 30 (7.56%) CCNA
10 28 (7.05%) GIAC
11 25 (6.30%) CEH
12 24 (6.05%) CCIE
13 22 (5.54%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 20 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (3.27%) CCDP
15 13 (3.27%) CESG Certified Professional
15 13 (3.27%) GSEC
15 13 (3.27%) PCI QSA
16 12 (3.02%) CRISC
16 12 (3.02%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (76.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 158 (39.80%) GDPR
3 116 (29.22%) PCI DSS
4 98 (24.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 47 (11.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 26 (6.55%) ISO 9001
7 15 (3.78%) COBIT
8 12 (3.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 10 (2.52%) GPG13
10 9 (2.27%) QA
10 9 (2.27%) SLA
11 7 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 7 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (1.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.76%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.76%) COSO
13 3 (0.76%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.76%) ISO 22301
14 2 (0.50%) ISO 31000
14 2 (0.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (7.30%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.27%) VMware NSX
4 6 (1.51%) Firmware
4 6 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.50%) Docker
5 2 (0.50%) Snort
6 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (4.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (3.27%) CASB
2 13 (3.27%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (1.76%) Nessus
4 5 (1.26%) SCOM
4 5 (1.26%) SCSM
5 2 (0.50%) EnCase
5 2 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.50%) Nexpose
5 2 (0.50%) Nmap
5 2 (0.50%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.50%) Suricata
5 2 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.50%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.50%) WSUS
6 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.25%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 98 (24.69%) Cisco
2 46 (11.59%) VMware
3 41 (10.33%) Microsoft
4 30 (7.56%) CheckPoint
5 27 (6.80%) Juniper
5 27 (6.80%) Sophos
6 21 (5.29%) SolarWinds
7 14 (3.53%) Aruba
7 14 (3.53%) F5
7 14 (3.53%) Fortinet
7 14 (3.53%) HP
7 14 (3.53%) Meraki
7 14 (3.53%) Palo Alto
8 13 (3.27%) Infoblox
8 13 (3.27%) McAfee
8 13 (3.27%) Riverbed
9 6 (1.51%) Oracle
9 6 (1.51%) Zuora
10 5 (1.26%) Symantec
11 4 (1.01%) Salesforce.com