Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 1072 1259
Rank change year-on-year +203 +187 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 302 145 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.076% 0.026%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.38% 0.58% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 258 94 47
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% -
10th Percentile £42,350 £30,000 £42,050
90th Percentile £70,000 £78,500 £78,100
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% -3.51% -

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 21845 25080 27818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.51% 13.08% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 16220 19832 21995
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +231 297 £55,000 - 17
UK excluding London +127 160 £52,500 -4.55% 9
London +100 139 £57,500 -17.86% 8
South East +95 52 £62,000 +12.73% 1
Midlands +36 48 £52,500 +9.38% 2
West Midlands +25 42 £51,250 +2.50% 2
North of England +48 39 £45,000 -8.63% 5
Yorkshire +37 19 £45,000 -16.67% 1
North West +13 18 £47,500 - 2
East of England +18 14 £65,000 +23.81%
East Midlands +51 6 £53,250 +77.50%
South West +5 4 £64,750 +85.00% 1
Wales +21 2 £50,025 +66.75%
North East +16 2 £51,250 +36.67% 2
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing Cyber Essentials also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cyber Essentials.

1 227 (75.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 182 (60.26%) Information Security
3 136 (45.03%) CISSP
4 131 (43.38%) Cybersecurity
5 106 (35.10%) CISM
6 97 (32.12%) GDPR
7 95 (31.46%) Firewall
8 91 (30.13%) SIEM
9 85 (28.15%) PCI DSS
10 82 (27.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 77 (25.50%) Data Protection
12 75 (24.83%) Cisco
13 73 (24.17%) Windows
13 73 (24.17%) Risk Management
14 65 (21.52%) Penetration Testing
15 56 (18.54%) Management Information System
16 54 (17.88%) ITIL
17 50 (16.56%) CheckPoint
17 50 (16.56%) CISA
17 50 (16.56%) Network Security
18 46 (15.23%) Degree
18 46 (15.23%) Data Protection Act
19 43 (14.24%) LAN
20 42 (13.91%) WAN
20 42 (13.91%) Network Monitoring
21 40 (13.25%) Security Cleared
21 40 (13.25%) CEH
22 39 (12.91%) SC Cleared
22 39 (12.91%) Patch Management
23 37 (12.25%) ISMS

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 12 (3.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.66%) IIS
7 1 (0.33%) Apache
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.62%) SaaS
2 18 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.64%) PaaS
4 10 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.31%) IaaS
5 6 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.99%) Office 365
6 5 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.33%) G Suite
7 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 95 (31.46%) Firewall
2 50 (16.56%) Network Security
3 43 (14.24%) LAN
4 42 (13.91%) WAN
5 36 (11.92%) Internet
6 32 (10.60%) VPN
7 29 (9.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 27 (8.94%) DNS
9 19 (6.29%) DHCP
9 19 (6.29%) Unified Communications
9 19 (6.29%) VoIP
10 18 (5.96%) Wireless
11 15 (4.97%) SAN
12 12 (3.97%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (3.64%) VLAN
14 10 (3.31%) iSCSI
14 10 (3.31%) TCP/IP
14 10 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (2.32%) FTP
15 7 (2.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 6 (1.99%) PerformancePoint
3 6 (1.99%) PowerPivot
3 6 (1.99%) SAP Data Services
3 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.33%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.33%) MySQL
4 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (4.64%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 33 (10.93%) Finance
1 33 (10.93%) Law
2 26 (8.61%) Legal
3 13 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.31%) Retail
5 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.32%) Marketing
7 2 (0.66%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Military
8 1 (0.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 85 (28.15%) Analyst
2 67 (22.19%) Security Analyst
3 52 (17.22%) Consultant
4 48 (15.89%) Security Consultant
5 39 (12.91%) Security Manager
6 38 (12.58%) Information Manager
6 38 (12.58%) Security Specialist
7 34 (11.26%) Information Security Manager
8 29 (9.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 27 (8.94%) Network Engineer
10 26 (8.61%) Information Analyst
10 26 (8.61%) Information Security Analyst
11 23 (7.62%) Information Security Consultant
12 21 (6.95%) Team Leader
13 20 (6.62%) IT Security Specialist
14 19 (6.29%) IT Analyst
15 18 (5.96%) Network Analyst
15 18 (5.96%) Security Engineer
16 17 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Specialist
16 17 (5.63%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.96%) Web Services
2 6 (1.99%) MDX
3 3 (0.99%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.99%) LAMP
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 56 (18.54%) Management Information System
2 46 (15.23%) Data Protection Act
3 26 (8.61%) Computer Science
4 23 (7.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 23 (7.62%) Cyberthreat
4 23 (7.62%) PKI
5 19 (6.29%) Mobile App
6 14 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.64%) Driving Licence
7 13 (4.30%) Data Centre
8 12 (3.97%) CESG
9 9 (2.98%) User Experience
10 6 (1.99%) NHS
11 5 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.66%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.66%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.32%) Life Science
13 3 (0.99%) Cybercrime
13 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.99%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 73 (24.17%) Windows
2 29 (9.60%) Windows Server
3 16 (5.30%) Linux
4 11 (3.64%) Windows 7
4 11 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.65%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.32%) CentOS
6 4 (1.32%) Debian
7 3 (0.99%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.66%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.33%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (60.26%) Information Security
2 131 (43.38%) Cybersecurity
3 91 (30.13%) SIEM
4 77 (25.50%) Data Protection
5 73 (24.17%) Risk Management
6 65 (21.52%) Penetration Testing
7 54 (17.88%) ITIL
8 42 (13.91%) Network Monitoring
9 39 (12.91%) Patch Management
10 37 (12.25%) ISMS
11 30 (9.93%) Data Security
12 29 (9.60%) Project Management
13 27 (8.94%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (8.94%) Information Assurance
14 26 (8.61%) Security Management
15 25 (8.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 24 (7.95%) Security Testing
17 22 (7.28%) Information Security Management
18 20 (6.62%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.96%) SQL
2 12 (3.97%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.98%) VBScript
4 6 (1.99%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 5 (1.66%) Perl
6 4 (1.32%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.32%) PHP
6 4 (1.32%) Python
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) C++
7 1 (0.33%) Java
7 1 (0.33%) Ruby
7 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 136 (45.03%) CISSP
2 106 (35.10%) CISM
3 50 (16.56%) CISA
4 46 (15.23%) Degree
5 40 (13.25%) CEH
5 40 (13.25%) Security Cleared
6 39 (12.91%) SC Cleared
7 33 (10.93%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (9.60%) CCNA
9 24 (7.95%) CCNP
10 21 (6.95%) CESG Certified Professional
11 17 (5.63%) CREST Certified
12 16 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (5.30%) SSCP
13 15 (4.97%) CRISC
14 14 (4.64%) CASP
15 13 (4.30%) CHECK Team Member
15 13 (4.30%) Cyber Scheme
15 13 (4.30%) MCSE
15 13 (4.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 227 (75.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 97 (32.12%) GDPR
3 85 (28.15%) PCI DSS
4 82 (27.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 28 (9.27%) NIST 800
6 21 (6.95%) ISO 22301
7 20 (6.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 15 (4.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (2.98%) COBIT
9 9 (2.98%) ISO 31000
10 8 (2.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 7 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (1.66%) HIPAA
12 5 (1.66%) ISO 9001
13 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (1.32%) QA
14 2 (0.66%) IASME
15 1 (0.33%) Actionable Recommendations
15 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
15 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (9.60%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.62%) Hyper-V
3 19 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.33%) NFS
5 1 (0.33%) Snort
5 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.33%) XenApp
5 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (7.28%) Nessus
2 6 (1.99%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 5 (1.66%) SCCM
4 4 (1.32%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.66%) Nmap
7 1 (0.33%) EnCase
7 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.33%) Nexpose
7 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.33%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.33%) Suricata
7 1 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (24.83%) Cisco
2 50 (16.56%) CheckPoint
3 33 (10.93%) Microsoft
4 30 (9.93%) HP
5 27 (8.94%) FireEye
6 20 (6.62%) VMware
7 19 (6.29%) Juniper
8 17 (5.63%) Citrix
8 17 (5.63%) Palo Alto
9 11 (3.64%) LogRhythm
10 10 (3.31%) Qualys
11 9 (2.98%) McAfee
12 7 (2.32%) IBM
12 7 (2.32%) Sophos
13 6 (1.99%) Nintex
13 6 (1.99%) SAP
13 6 (1.99%) SonicWALL
13 6 (1.99%) Splunk
14 3 (0.99%) Google
14 3 (0.99%) SolarWinds