Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 702 896 1012
Rank change year-on-year +194 +116 +238
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 428 288 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.07% 1.30% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 326 253 108
UK median annual salary £56,500 £58,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.59% +0.87% +15.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,695 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £57,750 £50,000
% change year-on-year -17.75% +15.50% -

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 20,650 22,172 21,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 12.66% 12.39%
Number of salaries quoted 15,132 17,227 17,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +203 411 £55,000 -6.78% 61
UK excluding London +172 241 £47,500 -17.75% 42
London +88 175 £62,500 +4.17% 20
South East +68 94 £42,500 -26.72% 8
North of England +88 57 £45,000 +5.88% 16
Midlands +78 52 £52,500 +19.32% 11
Yorkshire +89 45 £47,500 +11.76% 12
West Midlands +74 45 £57,500 +30.68% 9
South West +23 19 £53,750 +8.59% 4
East of England +47 16 £35,000 -46.15% 2
North West +47 12 £42,500 -41.38% 4
East Midlands +15 7 £41,034 -38.06% 2
Wales +17 4 £35,250 -47.78%
Scotland +9 1 £32,500 -14.47% 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 343 (80.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 193 (45.09%) Information Security
3 184 (42.99%) Windows
3 184 (42.99%) Cybersecurity
4 181 (42.29%) GDPR
5 137 (32.01%) CISSP
6 132 (30.84%) Firewall
7 131 (30.61%) Windows Server
8 110 (25.70%) Microsoft
9 105 (24.53%) ITIL
10 101 (23.60%) CISM
11 94 (21.96%) Cisco
11 94 (21.96%) PCI DSS
12 92 (21.50%) Management Information System
13 90 (21.03%) Active Directory
14 89 (20.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 86 (20.09%) PowerShell
16 83 (19.39%) SIEM
17 82 (19.16%) Penetration Testing
17 82 (19.16%) Problem-Solving
18 77 (17.99%) Data Protection
19 74 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
20 72 (16.82%) SaaS
21 71 (16.59%) DNS
21 71 (16.59%) SQL Server
22 70 (16.36%) Network Security
23 68 (15.89%) Risk Management
23 68 (15.89%) Finance
24 64 (14.95%) Vulnerability Management
25 63 (14.72%) VMware

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 62 (14.49%) Apache
2 51 (11.92%) Tomcat
3 27 (6.31%) Apache Solr
4 20 (4.67%) MS Exchange
5 15 (3.50%) IIS
6 10 (2.34%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 74 (17.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 72 (16.82%) SaaS
3 51 (11.92%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (11.68%) Office 365
5 15 (3.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 14 (3.27%) IaaS
7 8 (1.87%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.87%) PaaS
8 3 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.47%) Yammer
10 1 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 132 (30.84%) Firewall
2 71 (16.59%) DNS
3 70 (16.36%) Network Security
4 41 (9.58%) SSL
5 38 (8.88%) HTTP
6 31 (7.24%) SAN
7 30 (7.01%) VPN
8 29 (6.78%) VLAN
9 26 (6.07%) Intrusion Detection
10 22 (5.14%) LAN
11 21 (4.91%) WAN
12 20 (4.67%) Internet
13 19 (4.44%) iSCSI
14 16 (3.74%) DHCP
14 16 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
15 15 (3.50%) BIG-IP
15 15 (3.50%) IP Telephony
15 15 (3.50%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (3.50%) TCP/IP
16 13 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 42 (9.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 15 (3.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.57%) Geospatial Data
5 10 (2.34%) Big Data
6 5 (1.17%) MySQL
6 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.47%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (0.47%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.47%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.93%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
General
1 68 (15.89%) Finance
2 44 (10.28%) Legal
3 32 (7.48%) Telecoms
4 30 (7.01%) Law
5 21 (4.91%) Electronics
6 10 (2.34%) Marketing
7 7 (1.64%) Publishing
8 6 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.70%) Local Government
9 3 (0.70%) Military
10 2 (0.47%) Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (20.09%) Analyst
2 83 (19.39%) Security Analyst
3 80 (18.69%) Security Manager
4 42 (9.81%) IT Manager
5 41 (9.58%) Information Manager
5 41 (9.58%) Information Security Manager
6 40 (9.35%) Support Engineer
7 39 (9.11%) Consultant
8 36 (8.41%) Applications Engineer
9 34 (7.94%) Applications Support
9 34 (7.94%) Web Applications Engineer
9 34 (7.94%) Web Engineer
10 32 (7.48%) Applications Support Engineer
10 32 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (7.48%) IT Security Manager
11 30 (7.01%) IT Analyst
11 30 (7.01%) IT Security Analyst
11 30 (7.01%) Web Applications Support
11 30 (7.01%) Web Support Engineer
12 27 (6.31%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.87%) Web Services
2 6 (1.40%) .NET
2 6 (1.40%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.17%) LAMP
3 5 (1.17%) LDAP
4 2 (0.47%) MDX
5 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.23%) COM
5 1 (0.23%) Sass
5 1 (0.23%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (21.50%) Management Information System
2 62 (14.49%) Data Centre
3 51 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
4 34 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (7.24%) Security Operations Centre
6 30 (7.01%) Data Protection Act
7 15 (3.50%) EMC VNX
8 13 (3.04%) PKI
9 11 (2.57%) Cyberthreat
10 10 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 9 (2.10%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.40%) e-Learning
13 5 (1.17%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (1.17%) CESG
13 5 (1.17%) Cyberattack
13 5 (1.17%) LIMS
14 4 (0.93%) User Experience
15 3 (0.70%) Blog
15 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
15 3 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 184 (42.99%) Windows
2 131 (30.61%) Windows Server
3 44 (10.28%) Linux
4 14 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.57%) Unix
6 10 (2.34%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.93%) Kali Linux
9 4 (0.93%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.23%) CentOS
11 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (45.09%) Information Security
2 184 (42.99%) Cybersecurity
3 105 (24.53%) ITIL
4 83 (19.39%) SIEM
5 82 (19.16%) Penetration Testing
5 82 (19.16%) Problem-Solving
6 77 (17.99%) Data Protection
7 68 (15.89%) Risk Management
8 64 (14.95%) Vulnerability Management
9 56 (13.08%) Security Operations
10 46 (10.75%) Business Continuity
11 44 (10.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 41 (9.58%) Security Management
13 39 (9.11%) Security Testing
14 38 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
15 36 (8.41%) ISMS
15 36 (8.41%) Performance Tuning
15 36 (8.41%) Web Application Development
16 35 (8.18%) Data Security
17 34 (7.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 86 (20.09%) PowerShell
2 54 (12.62%) SQL
3 36 (8.41%) Java
4 6 (1.40%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.17%) PHP
5 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.17%) VBScript
6 4 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.93%) Perl
7 3 (0.70%) C
7 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 137 (32.01%) CISSP
2 101 (23.60%) CISM
3 52 (12.15%) Security Cleared
4 44 (10.28%) SC Cleared
5 42 (9.81%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (8.88%) CEH
7 37 (8.64%) CISA
8 35 (8.18%) SANS
9 34 (7.94%) Degree
10 33 (7.71%) GIAC
11 31 (7.24%) SSCP
12 28 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (6.07%) CCNP
14 25 (5.84%) GSEC
15 24 (5.61%) CCIE
16 19 (4.44%) MCSA
16 19 (4.44%) MCSE
17 18 (4.21%) CCNA
18 10 (2.34%) CompTIA Security+
18 10 (2.34%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 343 (80.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 181 (42.29%) GDPR
3 94 (21.96%) PCI DSS
4 89 (20.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 51 (11.92%) HIPAA
6 19 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 15 (3.50%) PMO
8 13 (3.04%) ISO 9001
9 10 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 10 (2.34%) SLA
10 9 (2.10%) ISO 22301
11 8 (1.87%) COBIT
12 7 (1.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 7 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 5 (1.17%) JSP 440
13 5 (1.17%) RMADS
14 4 (0.93%) ISO 31000
15 3 (0.70%) COSO
15 3 (0.70%) IASME
16 2 (0.47%) NIST 800
System Software
1 90 (21.03%) Active Directory
2 54 (12.62%) Hyper-V
3 30 (7.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.50%) DFS Replication
5 5 (1.17%) vSphere
6 3 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.70%) XenApp
7 2 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.23%) Docker
8 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.23%) Snort
Systems Management
1 51 (11.92%) Ansible
1 51 (11.92%) Opscode Chef
1 51 (11.92%) Puppet
2 28 (6.54%) SCOM
3 25 (5.84%) SCCM
4 24 (5.61%) Nagios
5 19 (4.44%) Nessus
6 15 (3.50%) SCVMM
7 4 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.93%) QRadar
7 4 (0.93%) WSUS
8 3 (0.70%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.70%) Nmap
9 2 (0.47%) CASB
9 2 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 2 (0.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.23%) Suricata
Vendors
1 110 (25.70%) Microsoft
2 94 (21.96%) Cisco
3 63 (14.72%) VMware
4 55 (12.85%) Splunk
5 41 (9.58%) HP
6 28 (6.54%) Oracle
7 27 (6.31%) CheckPoint
8 19 (4.44%) Dell
9 18 (4.21%) Aruba
10 17 (3.97%) F5
11 15 (3.50%) EMC
11 15 (3.50%) EqualLogic
11 15 (3.50%) Mitel
11 15 (3.50%) NetApp
12 13 (3.04%) Google
13 12 (2.80%) Palo Alto
14 11 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (2.10%) McAfee
15 9 (2.10%) Sophos
16 8 (1.87%) Apple