Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 685 718 887
Rank change year-on-year +33 +169 +99
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 314 441 323
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.22% 2.11% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 294 352 266
Median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £35,250 £32,500 £38,098
90th Percentile £79,000 £80,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £43,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +16.28% -25.22% +15.56%

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 14,151 20,871 22,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.29% 14.00% 12.76%
Number of salaries quoted 10,841 15,167 17,567
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,625 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +7.32%

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 9 April 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 9 April 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 +10 285 £52,500 -4.55% 20
UK excluding London +86 190 £50,000 +16.28% 17
London +14 108 £65,000 +4.00% 6
South East +35 57 £52,500 +31.25% 5
East of England +68 37 £51,000 +45.71% 2
Midlands +47 34 £50,000 -7.83% 3
North of England +28 28 £50,000 +8.25% 3
West Midlands +54 22 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Work from Home +30 20 £47,500 -29.63% 2
South West +72 18 £47,713 -3.61% 1
North West +55 14 £50,000 +5.54% 3
Wales -3 12 £37,500 -16.67% 3
East Midlands +38 11 £53,000 +34.91% 2
Yorkshire +25 10 £47,500 +9.20%
Scotland +40 4 £35,000 -6.67%
North East - 4 £38,375 -

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 243 (77.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 212 (67.52%) Information Security
3 156 (49.68%) Cybersecurity
4 116 (36.94%) Firewall
5 108 (34.39%) CISSP
6 103 (32.80%) GDPR
7 102 (32.48%) CISM
8 85 (27.07%) PCI DSS
9 79 (25.16%) Windows
10 78 (24.84%) Active Directory
11 76 (24.20%) Azure
12 75 (23.89%) Microsoft
13 74 (23.57%) Risk Management
13 74 (23.57%) Finance
14 72 (22.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 68 (21.66%) Office 365
16 57 (18.15%) Management Information System
17 55 (17.52%) Data Protection
18 51 (16.24%) Windows Server
18 51 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 48 (15.29%) Legal
20 47 (14.97%) NIST
21 45 (14.33%) VMware
21 45 (14.33%) Security Cleared
21 45 (14.33%) ISMS
22 44 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
23 43 (13.69%) Security Management
24 41 (13.06%) ITIL
25 40 (12.74%) DNS
25 40 (12.74%) Information Security 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 26 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.78%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.18%) IIS
4 6 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.64%) nginx
5 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.32%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 76 (24.20%) Azure
2 68 (21.66%) Office 365
3 32 (10.19%) AWS
4 23 (7.32%) SaaS
5 15 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (4.14%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (4.14%) IaaS
6 13 (4.14%) PaaS
7 7 (2.23%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.64%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.32%) GCP
9 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 116 (36.94%) Firewall
2 40 (12.74%) DNS
3 39 (12.42%) LAN
3 39 (12.42%) VPN
4 36 (11.46%) WAN
5 33 (10.51%) DHCP
6 27 (8.60%) TCP/IP
7 23 (7.32%) Network Security
8 21 (6.69%) WLAN
9 20 (6.37%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (6.05%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (5.10%) Unified Communications
12 13 (4.14%) SAN
12 13 (4.14%) Wireshark
13 12 (3.82%) Broadband
14 8 (2.55%) IPsec
14 8 (2.55%) SMTP
14 8 (2.55%) SNMP
14 8 (2.55%) VoIP
14 8 (2.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
2 4 (1.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.64%) MariaDB
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.32%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.23%) Chocolatey
1 7 (2.23%) WinDbg
2 3 (0.96%) JIRA
3 2 (0.64%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.32%) Burp Suite
General
1 74 (23.57%) Finance
2 48 (15.29%) Legal
3 33 (10.51%) Law
4 26 (8.28%) Public Sector
5 13 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.87%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.23%) Marketing
8 6 (1.91%) Banking
9 4 (1.27%) Retail
10 3 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.64%) Advertising
11 2 (0.64%) Electronics
12 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 62 (19.75%) Security Manager
2 47 (14.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (12.42%) Analyst
3 39 (12.42%) Information Manager
4 38 (12.10%) Information Security Manager
5 37 (11.78%) Security Engineer
6 35 (11.15%) Consultant
7 30 (9.55%) Security Analyst
8 29 (9.24%) IT Manager
9 28 (8.92%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 26 (8.28%) Network Engineer
11 23 (7.32%) IT Security Manager
12 22 (7.01%) Information Analyst
12 22 (7.01%) Information Security Analyst
13 20 (6.37%) Security Consultant
14 17 (5.41%) Support Engineer
15 16 (5.10%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (5.10%) Security Officer
16 15 (4.78%) Security Specialist
17 12 (3.82%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.91%) ModSecurity
2 4 (1.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 57 (18.15%) Management Information System
2 24 (7.64%) Cyberthreat
3 21 (6.69%) Data Centre
4 20 (6.37%) Data Protection Act
5 19 (6.05%) Replication
6 17 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
7 12 (3.82%) Handset
8 11 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.50%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (3.18%) Clustering
10 8 (2.55%) NHS
11 7 (2.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 7 (2.23%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.59%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.27%) CCTV
13 4 (1.27%) e-Learning
13 4 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.27%) PACS
13 4 (1.27%) Renewable Energy
13 4 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 79 (25.16%) Windows
2 51 (16.24%) Windows Server
3 34 (10.83%) Linux
4 22 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.50%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (2.55%) Windows 10
7 8 (2.55%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (1.27%) Unix
9 3 (0.96%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (67.52%) Information Security
2 156 (49.68%) Cybersecurity
3 74 (23.57%) Risk Management
4 55 (17.52%) Data Protection
5 51 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 45 (14.33%) ISMS
7 43 (13.69%) Security Management
8 41 (13.06%) ITIL
9 40 (12.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 40 (12.74%) Information Security Management
9 40 (12.74%) Penetration Testing
10 33 (10.51%) SIEM
11 27 (8.60%) Data Privacy
12 26 (8.28%) Change Management
12 26 (8.28%) Vulnerability Management
13 24 (7.64%) Decision-Making
13 24 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
14 23 (7.32%) Data Security
14 23 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
14 23 (7.32%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.64%) PowerShell
2 13 (4.14%) SQL
3 8 (2.55%) VBScript
4 5 (1.59%) C
5 1 (0.32%) Java
5 1 (0.32%) Perl
5 1 (0.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 108 (34.39%) CISSP
2 102 (32.48%) CISM
3 45 (14.33%) Security Cleared
4 37 (11.78%) CISA
5 31 (9.87%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (9.55%) Degree
7 28 (8.92%) CRISC
8 23 (7.32%) CESG Certified Professional
9 22 (7.01%) SC Cleared
10 19 (6.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 18 (5.73%) CEH
12 14 (4.46%) CCSP
13 13 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (3.82%) DBS Check
14 12 (3.82%) MCSE
15 11 (3.50%) CCNA
15 11 (3.50%) MCSA
16 10 (3.18%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (3.18%) SSCP
17 9 (2.87%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (77.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 103 (32.80%) GDPR
3 85 (27.07%) PCI DSS
4 72 (22.93%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 47 (14.97%) NIST
6 35 (11.15%) COBIT
7 32 (10.19%) NCSC
8 26 (8.28%) SLA
9 25 (7.96%) JSP 440
10 22 (7.01%) RMADS
11 19 (6.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 15 (4.78%) ISO 22301
12 15 (4.78%) NIST 800
13 13 (4.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 10 (3.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 3 (0.96%) IASME
15 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.96%) PMBOK
16 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 78 (24.84%) Active Directory
2 44 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (8.92%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.18%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.55%) Firmware
6 7 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.27%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.64%) Docker
9 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.82%) SCCM
2 11 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.18%) Nessus
4 9 (2.87%) Terraform
5 6 (1.91%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.27%) Cisco CME
6 4 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.27%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.96%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.64%) Ansible
8 2 (0.64%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.64%) QRadar
9 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.32%) Nmap
9 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 45 (14.33%) VMware
3 37 (11.78%) Cisco
4 24 (7.64%) HP
5 14 (4.46%) Qualys
5 14 (4.46%) SolarWinds
6 12 (3.82%) Palo Alto
6 12 (3.82%) Veeam
7 11 (3.50%) CheckPoint
7 11 (3.50%) Dell
7 11 (3.50%) Juniper
7 11 (3.50%) NetApp
8 9 (2.87%) McAfee
9 8 (2.55%) Avaya
9 8 (2.55%) Capita
10 7 (2.23%) AlienVault
10 7 (2.23%) Dell Compellent
10 7 (2.23%) Forcepoint
10 7 (2.23%) Oracle
11 6 (1.91%) Trustwave