Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 810 908 1174
Rank change year-on-year +98 +266 +83
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 380 273 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.051%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.66% 1.31% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 293 224 90
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -19.23%
10th Percentile £38,695 £35,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £51,750
% change year-on-year +21.05% -8.21% -9.21%

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 22,886 20,906 26,404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 12.09% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 17,521 16,132 20,960
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,266 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +91 365 £60,000 +4.35% 52
UK excluding London +57 205 £57,500 +21.05% 35
London +34 166 £62,500 +4.17% 17
South East +52 84 £57,500 +35.29% 7
Midlands +35 74 £45,000 -18.18% 12
West Midlands +38 62 £51,250 -18.00% 12
North of England +14 36 £60,000 +41.18% 14
Yorkshire +32 18 £53,750 +19.44% 4
South West +6 17 £60,000 +4.35% 1
East Midlands +20 15 £45,000 -18.18%
North West +2 14 £67,500 +92.86% 9
East of England +9 7 - - 1
Scotland - 4 £46,500 -
North East - 4 £60,000 - 1
Wales - 2 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 281 (73.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 223 (58.68%) Information Security
3 157 (41.32%) CISSP
4 144 (37.89%) GDPR
5 138 (36.32%) CISM
6 127 (33.42%) Cybersecurity
7 115 (30.26%) Management Information System
8 114 (30.00%) ITIL
9 102 (26.84%) Data Protection
10 100 (26.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 99 (26.05%) CISA
12 93 (24.47%) Firewall
13 89 (23.42%) PCI DSS
14 88 (23.16%) Cisco
15 86 (22.63%) SIEM
16 73 (19.21%) Windows
17 72 (18.95%) Data Centre
18 69 (18.16%) Degree
19 67 (17.63%) Risk Management
19 67 (17.63%) Legal
20 65 (17.11%) Security Management
21 57 (15.00%) VMware
21 57 (15.00%) Security Cleared
21 57 (15.00%) Network Security
22 54 (14.21%) WAN
23 51 (13.42%) Finance
23 51 (13.42%) Penetration Testing
24 48 (12.63%) Microsoft
24 48 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
24 48 (12.63%) Problem-Solving

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 (6.05%) Skype for Business
2 8 (2.11%) IIS
3 6 (1.58%) WordPress
4 5 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.05%) Apache
6 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.79%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) assyst
1 5 (1.32%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.11%) Office 365
2 30 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.89%) SaaS
5 9 (2.37%) PaaS
6 6 (1.58%) IaaS
6 6 (1.58%) Zapier
7 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.53%) Dropbox
7 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 93 (24.47%) Firewall
2 57 (15.00%) Network Security
3 54 (14.21%) WAN
4 41 (10.79%) LAN
5 40 (10.53%) VPN
6 31 (8.16%) SSL
7 29 (7.63%) Intrusion Detection
8 28 (7.37%) Wireless
9 27 (7.11%) Internet
10 26 (6.84%) VoIP
11 25 (6.58%) IPsec
12 23 (6.05%) Skype
13 22 (5.79%) Unified Communications
14 19 (5.00%) DNS
15 18 (4.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (4.21%) Cisco ISE
17 12 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
18 11 (2.89%) MPLS
19 9 (2.37%) IP Telephony
20 8 (2.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.05%) MySQL
3 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.79%) Big Data
4 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (0.79%) PerformancePoint
4 3 (0.79%) PowerPivot
4 3 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.53%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.58%) GitLab
2 3 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
General
1 67 (17.63%) Legal
2 51 (13.42%) Finance
3 29 (7.63%) Law
4 12 (3.16%) Retail
5 9 (2.37%) Publishing
6 8 (2.11%) Banking
6 8 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.53%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.53%) Automotive
7 2 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (20.53%) Security Manager
2 64 (16.84%) Consultant
3 46 (12.11%) Analyst
4 45 (11.84%) Security Consultant
5 43 (11.32%) Architect
6 35 (9.21%) Information Security Manager
7 32 (8.42%) Compliance Manager
7 32 (8.42%) Information Manager
7 32 (8.42%) Security Compliance Manager
8 27 (7.11%) Security Engineer
9 26 (6.84%) IT Manager
9 26 (6.84%) Security Architect
10 23 (6.05%) Information Security Consultant
11 20 (5.26%) IT Security Manager
11 20 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (4.47%) Head of Security
12 17 (4.47%) Information Security Officer
12 17 (4.47%) Network Engineer
12 17 (4.47%) Security Officer
12 17 (4.47%) Security Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.89%) HTML
2 6 (1.58%) CSS
2 6 (1.58%) Twig
3 5 (1.32%) Web Services
4 3 (0.79%) MDX
5 2 (0.53%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.26%) .NET
6 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.26%) LAMP
6 1 (0.26%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 115 (30.26%) Management Information System
2 72 (18.95%) Data Centre
3 47 (12.37%) Data Protection Act
4 38 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
5 30 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (5.53%) NHS
7 20 (5.26%) Computer Science
8 16 (4.21%) CESG
8 16 (4.21%) FlexPod
9 14 (3.68%) Replication
10 13 (3.42%) Public Cloud
11 8 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.84%) Fintech
12 7 (1.84%) Internet of Things
13 5 (1.32%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
13 5 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.32%) PKI
13 5 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 73 (19.21%) Windows
2 42 (11.05%) Windows Server
3 18 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (4.47%) Linux
5 13 (3.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (2.11%) Debian
7 7 (1.84%) Unix
7 7 (1.84%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.32%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.32%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.53%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.26%) Android
10 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.26%) CentOS
10 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (58.68%) Information Security
2 127 (33.42%) Cybersecurity
3 114 (30.00%) ITIL
4 102 (26.84%) Data Protection
5 86 (22.63%) SIEM
6 67 (17.63%) Risk Management
7 65 (17.11%) Security Management
8 51 (13.42%) Penetration Testing
9 48 (12.63%) Problem-Solving
10 45 (11.84%) Security Monitoring
11 42 (11.05%) ISMS
12 39 (10.26%) Information Security Management
13 38 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
14 37 (9.74%) Agile Software Development
15 36 (9.47%) PRINCE2
16 35 (9.21%) Security Architecture
17 31 (8.16%) Identity Access Management
18 30 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
19 29 (7.63%) Data Privacy
20 28 (7.37%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.26%) SQL
2 14 (3.68%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.37%) Python
4 8 (2.11%) PHP
5 7 (1.84%) Go
6 6 (1.58%) C
7 5 (1.32%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 3 (0.79%) Java
9 2 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.26%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.26%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.26%) VB
10 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 157 (41.32%) CISSP
2 138 (36.32%) CISM
3 99 (26.05%) CISA
4 69 (18.16%) Degree
5 57 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 48 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (9.74%) SC Cleared
8 32 (8.42%) CCNP
9 22 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (5.53%) CCNA
10 21 (5.53%) GIAC
10 21 (5.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 20 (5.26%) CCIE
12 18 (4.74%) CEH
13 17 (4.47%) SANS
14 16 (4.21%) CCDP
14 16 (4.21%) CRISC
15 14 (3.68%) CESG Certified Professional
16 13 (3.42%) PCI QSA
17 12 (3.16%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 281 (73.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 144 (37.89%) GDPR
3 100 (26.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 89 (23.42%) PCI DSS
5 44 (11.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 38 (10.00%) ISO 9001
7 22 (5.79%) COBIT
8 14 (3.68%) GPG13
9 9 (2.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (2.37%) SLA
10 7 (1.84%) ISO 14001
10 7 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (1.84%) QA
11 6 (1.58%) ISO 22301
11 6 (1.58%) ISO 31000
11 6 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 5 (1.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.79%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.79%) COSO
13 3 (0.79%) HIPAA
System Software
1 36 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (8.16%) Active Directory
3 16 (4.21%) VMware NSX
4 14 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.89%) vSphere
6 7 (1.84%) Ceph
6 7 (1.84%) KVM
7 5 (1.32%) Firmware
8 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.53%) Docker
10 1 (0.26%) NFS
10 1 (0.26%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (4.74%) CASB
1 18 (4.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (4.21%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (1.84%) Icinga
4 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.79%) WSUS
5 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.53%) Nessus
5 2 (0.53%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.26%) EnCase
6 1 (0.26%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.26%) Nmap
6 1 (0.26%) QRadar
6 1 (0.26%) Suricata
Vendors
1 88 (23.16%) Cisco
2 57 (15.00%) VMware
3 48 (12.63%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.11%) Sophos
5 26 (6.84%) CheckPoint
6 24 (6.32%) SolarWinds
7 21 (5.53%) Juniper
8 19 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 17 (4.47%) Aruba
9 17 (4.47%) F5
9 17 (4.47%) HP
9 17 (4.47%) Meraki
10 16 (4.21%) Fortinet
10 16 (4.21%) Infoblox
10 16 (4.21%) McAfee
10 16 (4.21%) Riverbed
11 14 (3.68%) NetApp
12 9 (2.37%) Google
13 6 (1.58%) Zuora
14 5 (1.32%) Oracle