Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 721 940 1051
Rank change year-on-year +219 +111 +210
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 433 287 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.16% 0.098%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.02% 1.27% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 320 247 99
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £32,475 £41,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £70,500 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,142 £53,750 £51,750
% change year-on-year -12.29% +3.86% -10.00%

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 21,407 22,534 23,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.54% 12.56% 12.78%
Number of salaries quoted 15,948 17,042 18,751
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
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% - -

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 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 14 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 15 December 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 +187 409 £56,500 +2.73% 56
UK excluding London +175 271 £47,142 -12.29% 43
London +61 148 £66,250 +15.22% 16
South East +63 96 £53,500 -10.83% 15
North of England +47 66 £41,250 -15.38% 12
Midlands +70 61 £47,500 -11.21% 4
West Midlands +78 58 £47,500 +5.56% 1
Yorkshire +56 39 £41,250 -8.33% 6
North West +31 27 £41,250 -17.50% 6
South West +27 23 £56,250 +13.07% 6
East of England +48 19 £35,000 -46.15% 3
Scotland +12 7 £75,000 - 3
East Midlands +20 5 £45,000 -17.43% 3
Wales +5 3 £30,500 -39.03%

For the 6 months to 15 December 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.

1 344 (79.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 244 (56.35%) Information Security
3 185 (42.73%) GDPR
4 162 (37.41%) Cybersecurity
5 144 (33.26%) CISSP
6 135 (31.18%) Windows
6 135 (31.18%) Firewall
7 132 (30.48%) Management Information System
8 118 (27.25%) PCI DSS
9 106 (24.48%) CISM
10 94 (21.71%) ITIL
10 94 (21.71%) Data Protection
11 86 (19.86%) Cisco
11 86 (19.86%) Risk Management
12 85 (19.63%) Windows Server
13 76 (17.55%) Network Security
14 73 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
15 72 (16.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 69 (15.94%) Vulnerability Management
17 68 (15.70%) SIEM
18 67 (15.47%) Microsoft
19 66 (15.24%) Finance
20 65 (15.01%) Cisco Certification
21 63 (14.55%) Security Management
22 61 (14.09%) Security Architecture
23 59 (13.63%) Microsoft Azure
24 58 (13.39%) Active Directory
25 57 (13.16%) Degree
25 57 (13.16%) Self-Motivation
26 56 (12.93%) Data Centre

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 40 (9.24%) Apache
2 29 (6.70%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.70%) Apache Solr
4 12 (2.77%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.31%) IIS
6 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.69%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.23%) Confluence
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.15%) assyst
2 3 (0.69%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (12.24%) SaaS
3 47 (10.85%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (9.47%) Office 365
5 11 (2.54%) IaaS
5 11 (2.54%) PaaS
6 7 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.62%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.46%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.46%) Yammer
9 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.23%) G Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 135 (31.18%) Firewall
2 76 (17.55%) Network Security
3 37 (8.55%) DNS
4 33 (7.62%) Intrusion Detection
5 31 (7.16%) SSL
6 26 (6.00%) WAN
7 25 (5.77%) VPN
8 23 (5.31%) LAN
9 21 (4.85%) HTTP
10 19 (4.39%) SAN
11 17 (3.93%) Internet
12 15 (3.46%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (3.46%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (3.23%) iSCSI
14 11 (2.54%) VLAN
15 8 (1.85%) IPsec
15 8 (1.85%) MPLS
15 8 (1.85%) TCP/IP
15 8 (1.85%) Wireless
16 7 (1.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 24 (5.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (2.54%) Geospatial Data
4 10 (2.31%) Big Data
5 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.39%) MySQL
6 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.92%) PerformancePoint
7 4 (0.92%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.92%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 66 (15.24%) Finance
2 54 (12.47%) Legal
3 33 (7.62%) Law
4 26 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.31%) Marketing
6 8 (1.85%) Games
6 8 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.62%) Publishing
7 7 (1.62%) Retail
8 6 (1.39%) Electronics
9 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.69%) Banking
10 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Advertising
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 108 (24.94%) Analyst
2 101 (23.33%) Security Analyst
3 79 (18.24%) Security Manager
4 50 (11.55%) Consultant
5 37 (8.55%) Architect
5 37 (8.55%) Information Analyst
5 37 (8.55%) Information Security Analyst
5 37 (8.55%) IT Manager
6 36 (8.31%) Information Manager
6 36 (8.31%) Information Security Manager
7 32 (7.39%) IT Analyst
8 30 (6.93%) IT Security Analyst
8 30 (6.93%) Security Consultant
9 29 (6.70%) IT Security Manager
9 29 (6.70%) Support Engineer
10 25 (5.77%) Cisco Analyst
10 25 (5.77%) Cisco Security Analyst
11 22 (5.08%) Applications Support
12 21 (4.85%) Applications Support Engineer
12 21 (4.85%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.77%) Web Services
2 6 (1.39%) .NET
2 6 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.15%) LAMP
3 5 (1.15%) LDAP
4 4 (0.92%) MDX
5 2 (0.46%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.46%) COM
6 1 (0.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (30.48%) Management Information System
2 57 (13.16%) Self-Motivation
3 56 (12.93%) Data Centre
4 35 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (8.08%) Data Protection Act
5 24 (5.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 15 (3.46%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.31%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.08%) PKI
9 8 (1.85%) CESG
9 8 (1.85%) Cyberattack
9 8 (1.85%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.62%) NHS
11 6 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.39%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.39%) Social Media
12 5 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 135 (31.18%) Windows
2 85 (19.63%) Windows Server
3 49 (11.32%) Linux
4 11 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.15%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.69%) Kali Linux
8 3 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.46%) Mac OS X
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%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (56.35%) Information Security
2 162 (37.41%) Cybersecurity
3 94 (21.71%) Data Protection
3 94 (21.71%) ITIL
4 86 (19.86%) Risk Management
5 73 (16.86%) Penetration Testing
6 69 (15.94%) Vulnerability Management
7 68 (15.70%) SIEM
8 63 (14.55%) Security Management
9 61 (14.09%) Security Architecture
10 51 (11.78%) Problem-Solving
11 49 (11.32%) Information Security Management
12 47 (10.85%) Security Operations
13 46 (10.62%) TOGAF
14 43 (9.93%) Continuous Improvement
15 40 (9.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 39 (9.01%) Service Management
17 37 (8.55%) ISMS
18 36 (8.31%) Data Security
18 36 (8.31%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.39%) PowerShell
2 41 (9.47%) SQL
3 22 (5.08%) Java
4 7 (1.62%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.39%) PHP
6 5 (1.15%) C
6 5 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.15%) VBScript
7 4 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.46%) Perl
10 1 (0.23%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.23%) C#
10 1 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 144 (33.26%) CISSP
2 106 (24.48%) CISM
3 65 (15.01%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (13.16%) Degree
5 51 (11.78%) Security Cleared
6 46 (10.62%) CISA
7 41 (9.47%) CEH
8 34 (7.85%) CCNP
9 33 (7.62%) GIAC
10 31 (7.16%) SC Cleared
11 27 (6.24%) GSEC
12 26 (6.00%) CCNA
12 26 (6.00%) SSCP
13 25 (5.77%) CCIE
14 22 (5.08%) SANS
15 12 (2.77%) CRISC
16 11 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (2.31%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 10 (2.31%) PCI QSA
18 9 (2.08%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (79.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 185 (42.73%) GDPR
3 118 (27.25%) PCI DSS
4 72 (16.63%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 33 (7.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 30 (6.93%) HIPAA
7 11 (2.54%) SLA
8 9 (2.08%) ISO 9001
9 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 7 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 6 (1.39%) COBIT
10 6 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (1.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (1.15%) ISO 22301
12 4 (0.92%) FIPS 140-2
12 4 (0.92%) ISO 31000
12 4 (0.92%) QA
13 3 (0.69%) COSO
13 3 (0.69%) IASME
14 1 (0.23%) NIST 800
System Software
1 58 (13.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (4.16%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.85%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.46%) Firmware
5 2 (0.46%) Snort
5 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.46%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.23%) Docker
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.23%) vSphere
6 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (6.70%) Ansible
1 29 (6.70%) Opscode Chef
1 29 (6.70%) Puppet
2 22 (5.08%) Nessus
3 19 (4.39%) SCOM
4 13 (3.00%) Nagios
5 6 (1.39%) SCCM
6 5 (1.15%) SCSM
7 3 (0.69%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.69%) QRadar
8 2 (0.46%) CASB
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.46%) EnCase
8 2 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.46%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.46%) Nmap
8 2 (0.46%) Suricata
9 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 86 (19.86%) Cisco
2 67 (15.47%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.08%) VMware
4 31 (7.16%) Splunk
5 29 (6.70%) CheckPoint
6 23 (5.31%) Oracle
7 16 (3.70%) HP
8 13 (3.00%) Juniper
9 12 (2.77%) Dell
10 11 (2.54%) SolarWinds
11 10 (2.31%) Sophos
12 9 (2.08%) SAP
13 8 (1.85%) EMC
13 8 (1.85%) EqualLogic
13 8 (1.85%) NetApp
14 7 (1.62%) Fortinet
14 7 (1.62%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (1.39%) AlienVault
15 6 (1.39%) Virgin Media