Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 683 724 907
Rank change year-on-year +41 +183 +117
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 347 417 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.20% 2.01% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 306 302 242
UK median annual salary £52,500 £56,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.08% -1.74% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,627 £32,500 £38,695
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,000 £47,142 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.18% -18.01% +4.55%

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 15,791 20,714 21,794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.60% 13.85% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12,127 15,198 16,799
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 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 +26 323 £55,000 - 53
UK excluding London +44 225 £51,000 +8.18% 37
London +17 108 £60,000 -11.11% 17
South East +15 59 £55,000 - 6
East of England +87 46 £52,500 +50.00% 7
Midlands +34 42 £55,000 +5.17% 9
South West +33 32 £52,500 -4.55% 3
North of England +31 31 £45,000 +12.50% 11
West Midlands -1 30 £52,500 +0.20% 7
Yorkshire +12 15 £46,250 +15.63% 4
North West +33 14 £38,750 -3.13% 7
Wales +3 12 £37,500 +63.04% 1
East Midlands +26 11 £67,500 +74.19% 2
Scotland +31 3 £35,009 -53.32%
North East - 2 £42,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 244 (70.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 227 (65.42%) Information Security
3 166 (47.84%) Cybersecurity
4 112 (32.28%) CISSP
5 109 (31.41%) Azure
6 102 (29.39%) Windows
7 100 (28.82%) CISM
8 98 (28.24%) Firewall
9 97 (27.95%) Office 365
10 90 (25.94%) GDPR
11 89 (25.65%) PCI DSS
11 89 (25.65%) Active Directory
12 88 (25.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 86 (24.78%) Microsoft
14 84 (24.21%) Management Information System
15 64 (18.44%) Finance
16 62 (17.87%) Windows Server
17 60 (17.29%) Risk Management
18 59 (17.00%) ISMS
18 59 (17.00%) NIST
19 58 (16.71%) Security Management
20 52 (14.99%) SIEM
21 51 (14.70%) ITIL
21 51 (14.70%) VMware
22 48 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 47 (13.54%) Security Cleared
23 47 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
23 47 (13.54%) AWS
24 46 (13.26%) Public Sector
25 45 (12.97%) Vulnerability 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 33 (9.51%) SharePoint
2 31 (8.93%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.88%) IIS
5 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.86%) CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (8.65%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Sage X3
3 1 (0.29%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 109 (31.41%) Azure
2 97 (27.95%) Office 365
3 47 (13.54%) AWS
4 22 (6.34%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (6.05%) SaaS
6 15 (4.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (4.32%) OneDrive
7 10 (2.88%) IaaS
8 9 (2.59%) Power Platform
9 8 (2.31%) PaaS
9 8 (2.31%) PowerApps
10 7 (2.02%) GCP
11 3 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 98 (28.24%) Firewall
2 36 (10.37%) LAN
2 36 (10.37%) WAN
3 33 (9.51%) VPN
4 31 (8.93%) DNS
4 31 (8.93%) Network Security
5 27 (7.78%) DHCP
6 23 (6.63%) TCP/IP
7 17 (4.90%) WLAN
8 12 (3.46%) Internet
8 12 (3.46%) Unified Communications
9 11 (3.17%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (3.17%) VoIP
10 10 (2.88%) SAN
10 10 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (2.31%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (2.31%) Wireless
11 8 (2.31%) Wireshark
12 7 (2.02%) VLAN
12 7 (2.02%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (1.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.15%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.29%) Big Data
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
5 1 (0.29%) Power BI
5 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Chocolatey
2 3 (0.86%) JIRA
3 2 (0.58%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.29%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
General
1 64 (18.44%) Finance
2 46 (13.26%) Public Sector
3 32 (9.22%) Legal
4 31 (8.93%) Law
5 13 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.59%) Marketing
7 7 (2.02%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.15%) Back Office
8 4 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Police
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (18.44%) Analyst
2 54 (15.56%) Consultant
3 51 (14.70%) Security Analyst
4 50 (14.41%) Security Manager
5 46 (13.26%) Information Manager
5 46 (13.26%) Information Security Manager
6 44 (12.68%) Information Analyst
6 44 (12.68%) Information Security Analyst
7 41 (11.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (10.95%) Security Engineer
9 35 (10.09%) Security Consultant
10 26 (7.49%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
10 26 (7.49%) Network Engineer
11 19 (5.48%) Support Engineer
12 16 (4.61%) Security Officer
13 15 (4.32%) Information Security Officer
14 14 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 14 (4.03%) IT Support
15 13 (3.75%) Junior
16 12 (3.46%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.02%) XMPP
2 5 (1.44%) ModSecurity
3 3 (0.86%) LDAP
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) CSS3
4 1 (0.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.29%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) jQuery
4 1 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (24.21%) Management Information System
2 26 (7.49%) Self-Motivation
3 19 (5.48%) Replication
4 15 (4.32%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (4.03%) Data Centre
5 14 (4.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 13 (3.75%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.88%) Clustering
9 7 (2.02%) CCTV
9 7 (2.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (2.02%) Cyberattack
9 7 (2.02%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (2.02%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.73%) NHS
11 4 (1.15%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.15%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 102 (29.39%) Windows
2 62 (17.87%) Windows Server
3 34 (9.80%) Linux
4 33 (9.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (4.61%) Windows 10
7 12 (3.46%) Mac OS
8 5 (1.44%) Unix
9 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.15%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.86%) Android
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (65.42%) Information Security
2 166 (47.84%) Cybersecurity
3 60 (17.29%) Risk Management
4 59 (17.00%) ISMS
5 58 (16.71%) Security Management
6 52 (14.99%) SIEM
7 51 (14.70%) ITIL
8 48 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 45 (12.97%) Vulnerability Management
10 43 (12.39%) Identity Management
11 41 (11.82%) Information Security Management
12 40 (11.53%) Data Protection
12 40 (11.53%) Security Operations
13 33 (9.51%) Continuous Improvement
13 33 (9.51%) GAP Analysis
13 33 (9.51%) Internal Audit
13 33 (9.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (9.22%) Data Privacy
14 32 (9.22%) Patch Management
15 29 (8.36%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.36%) PowerShell
2 15 (4.32%) SQL
3 8 (2.31%) C
4 5 (1.44%) Java
5 4 (1.15%) Perl
5 4 (1.15%) Python
5 4 (1.15%) VBScript
6 3 (0.86%) C#
6 3 (0.86%) C++
6 3 (0.86%) Ruby
7 2 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 112 (32.28%) CISSP
2 100 (28.82%) CISM
3 47 (13.54%) Security Cleared
4 42 (12.10%) Degree
5 35 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (8.36%) CISA
7 21 (6.05%) CompTIA Security+
7 21 (6.05%) CRISC
8 20 (5.76%) CEH
8 20 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (5.48%) CCNA
10 18 (5.19%) MCSE
10 18 (5.19%) SSCP
11 17 (4.90%) MCSA
12 16 (4.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 16 (4.61%) CCNP
12 16 (4.61%) CESG Certified Professional
12 16 (4.61%) Computer Science Degree
13 13 (3.75%) SC Cleared
14 12 (3.46%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (70.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 90 (25.94%) GDPR
3 89 (25.65%) PCI DSS
4 88 (25.36%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 59 (17.00%) NIST
6 43 (12.39%) NCSC
7 35 (10.09%) COBIT
8 25 (7.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (6.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 18 (5.19%) ISO 22301
11 17 (4.90%) NIST 800
11 17 (4.90%) SLA
12 13 (3.75%) JSP 440
13 10 (2.88%) RMADS
14 9 (2.59%) ISO 9001
15 7 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 4 (1.15%) IASME
17 3 (0.86%) PMBOK
17 3 (0.86%) QA
18 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 89 (25.65%) Active Directory
2 47 (13.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.92%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.34%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (4.03%) Firmware
6 7 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.02%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.58%) vSphere
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (9.22%) SCCM
2 21 (6.05%) Microsoft Intune
2 21 (6.05%) Nessus
3 18 (5.19%) SCOrch
4 7 (2.02%) Cisco CME
4 7 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.02%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.02%) Terraform
5 4 (1.15%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.15%) CSIRT
5 4 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.15%) QRadar
6 3 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.29%) Nmap
7 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.29%) Puppet
7 1 (0.29%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 86 (24.78%) Microsoft
2 51 (14.70%) VMware
3 27 (7.78%) Cisco
4 25 (7.20%) Palo Alto
5 21 (6.05%) Qualys
6 16 (4.61%) ServiceNow
7 15 (4.32%) Google
7 15 (4.32%) HP
7 15 (4.32%) SolarWinds
8 12 (3.46%) Apple
8 12 (3.46%) Veeam
9 11 (3.17%) Juniper
9 11 (3.17%) McAfee
10 9 (2.59%) Capita
10 9 (2.59%) CheckPoint
10 9 (2.59%) Oracle
11 7 (2.02%) Avaya
11 7 (2.02%) Dell
11 7 (2.02%) Dell Compellent
11 7 (2.02%) NetApp