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 3 months to 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 732 917 950
Rank change year-on-year +185 +33  
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 129 45 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.043% 0.019%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.25% 0.33% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 106 41 15
Median salary £60,000 £51,750 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.94% -9.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £52,900
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £51,750 £57,000
% change year-on-year -17.87% -9.21%  

Cyber Essentials is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 10337 13551 14145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.97% 13.05% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 8099 10752 10984
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £74,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  

Cyber Essentials
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cyber Essentials as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +187 129 £60,000 +14.28% 15
London +121 71 £63,750 -3.77% 8
South East +79 23 £42,500 -15.00% 1
City of London +61 23 £80,000 +15.94% 2
West Midlands +28 13 £75,000 -11.76% 2
North West -7 13 £35,000 -32.36%
Oxfordshire +15 10 £70,000 +55.55%
Manchester -17 9 £43,000 -16.90%
West Malling - 7 £42,500 - 1
Kent - 7 £42,500 - 1
Birmingham +19 6 - - 1
South West - 5 - - 1
Oxford - 5 £70,000 -
Coventry +6 3 £75,000 +66.66%
Staffordshire - 3 £62,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £62,500 -
Salford - 3 £35,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £32,500 -
Liverpool - 3 £32,500 -
Berkshire +24 2 - -
Yorkshire +23 2 £45,000 +80.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £116,250 +111.36%
Bristol - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £45,000 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £45,000 - 2
Surrey +40 1 £55,000 +10.00%
Hampshire +16 1 £32,500 -13.33%
East Midlands +12 1 £40,000 -20.00%
East of England +6 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 166 (76.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 123 (56.68%) Information Security
3 122 (56.22%) CISSP
4 96 (44.24%) CISM
5 73 (33.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 72 (33.18%) Cybersecurity
7 65 (29.95%) Firewall
8 64 (29.49%) Management Information System
8 64 (29.49%) CISA
8 64 (29.49%) SIEM
9 60 (27.65%) Data Security
9 60 (27.65%) Data Protection
9 60 (27.65%) PCI DSS
10 59 (27.19%) Risk Management
11 58 (26.73%) Security Cleared
12 55 (25.35%) ITIL
13 48 (22.12%) Security Management
14 45 (20.74%) Legal
15 40 (18.43%) Degree
15 40 (18.43%) ISO22301
16 39 (17.97%) Information Assurance
17 38 (17.51%) Finance
17 38 (17.51%) Data Centre
18 37 (17.05%) SC Cleared
19 35 (16.13%) Cisco
19 35 (16.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
20 34 (15.67%) Incident Management
21 33 (15.21%) Intrusion Detection
21 33 (15.21%) GDPR
22 32 (14.75%) Data Protection Act

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 7 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.84%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (2.76%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (11.52%) Sentinel
2 12 (5.53%) assyst
3 8 (3.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.29%) SaaS
3 14 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (5.99%) Office 365
5 6 (2.76%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.84%) IaaS
6 4 (1.84%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (29.95%) Firewall
2 33 (15.21%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (7.83%) DNS
3 17 (7.83%) Network Security
4 10 (4.61%) LAN
4 10 (4.61%) VoIP
5 9 (4.15%) DHCP
5 9 (4.15%) Internet
5 9 (4.15%) WAN
6 8 (3.69%) VPN
7 7 (3.23%) HTTP
7 7 (3.23%) SSL
8 6 (2.76%) FTP
8 6 (2.76%) SMTP
8 6 (2.76%) SNMP
8 6 (2.76%) SSH
8 6 (2.76%) Telnet
8 6 (2.76%) Wireless
9 4 (1.84%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (1.84%) PerformancePoint
2 4 (1.84%) PowerPivot
2 4 (1.84%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.92%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.84%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.46%) JIRA
General
1 45 (20.74%) Legal
2 38 (17.51%) Finance
3 32 (14.75%) Law
4 21 (9.68%) Telecoms
5 16 (7.37%) Banking
6 10 (4.61%) Marketing
7 5 (2.30%) Retail
8 3 (1.38%) Military
9 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (28.57%) Analyst
2 54 (24.88%) Security Analyst
3 51 (23.50%) Consultant
4 37 (17.05%) Security Manager
5 30 (13.82%) Security Officer
6 29 (13.36%) Information Officer
6 29 (13.36%) Information Security Officer
7 27 (12.44%) IT Analyst
8 24 (11.06%) Security Consultant
9 22 (10.14%) IT Security Analyst
10 17 (7.83%) Information Analyst
10 17 (7.83%) Information Security Analyst
11 16 (7.37%) Information Assurance Consultant
11 16 (7.37%) IT Manager
12 14 (6.45%) Architect
12 14 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 13 (5.99%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 13 (5.99%) Information Security Manager
14 12 (5.53%) CISSP Manager
15 11 (5.07%) SIEM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.99%) Web Services
2 8 (3.69%) LAMP
3 4 (1.84%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.84%) MDX
4 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
4 2 (0.92%) Velocity
5 1 (0.46%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) HTML
5 1 (0.46%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 64 (29.49%) Management Information System
2 38 (17.51%) Data Centre
3 32 (14.75%) Data Protection Act
4 29 (13.36%) Computer Science
5 19 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
7 13 (5.99%) CESG
8 12 (5.53%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (3.69%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.84%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.84%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.84%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.92%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.92%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.92%) NHS
12 1 (0.46%) Clustering
12 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.46%) Replication
12 1 (0.46%) SCADA
12 1 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.44%) Windows
2 14 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.07%) Linux
4 4 (1.84%) CentOS
4 4 (1.84%) Debian
5 2 (0.92%) CoreOS
6 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (56.68%) Information Security
2 72 (33.18%) Cybersecurity
3 64 (29.49%) SIEM
4 60 (27.65%) Data Protection
4 60 (27.65%) Data Security
5 59 (27.19%) Risk Management
6 55 (25.35%) ITIL
7 48 (22.12%) Security Management
8 39 (17.97%) Information Assurance
9 35 (16.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 34 (15.67%) Incident Management
11 31 (14.29%) Presales
12 30 (13.82%) Continuous Improvement
13 29 (13.36%) IT Governance
13 29 (13.36%) Risk Assessment
14 27 (12.44%) Penetration Testing
14 27 (12.44%) Reverse Engineering
15 25 (11.52%) Business Development
15 25 (11.52%) Information Security Management
16 23 (10.60%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 16 (7.37%) C
2 8 (3.69%) PowerShell
2 8 (3.69%) Python
3 7 (3.23%) SQL
4 4 (1.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 3 (1.38%) PHP
6 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.92%) Perl
7 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 122 (56.22%) CISSP
2 96 (44.24%) CISM
3 64 (29.49%) CISA
4 58 (26.73%) Security Cleared
5 40 (18.43%) Degree
6 37 (17.05%) SC Cleared
7 28 (12.90%) CEH
8 26 (11.98%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (8.76%) CCNP
9 19 (8.76%) DV Cleared
10 18 (8.29%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (5.99%) CLAS
12 12 (5.53%) CRISC
13 11 (5.07%) CISMP
14 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (3.69%) MCSA
15 8 (3.69%) SANS
16 7 (3.23%) MCSE
17 6 (2.76%) SSCP
18 5 (2.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (76.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 73 (33.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 60 (27.65%) PCI DSS
4 40 (18.43%) ISO22301
5 33 (15.21%) GDPR
6 24 (11.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 19 (8.76%) GPG13
8 14 (6.45%) QA
9 10 (4.61%) COBIT
10 8 (3.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (3.69%) ISO 9001
10 8 (3.69%) RMADS
11 4 (1.84%) ISO 14001
11 4 (1.84%) ISO27002
12 2 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (7.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.84%) Firmware
5 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.92%) Docker
6 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.92%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (5.07%) QRadar
2 7 (3.23%) SCCM
3 6 (2.76%) Nessus
4 5 (2.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.84%) WSUS
6 2 (0.92%) Ansible
6 2 (0.92%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.92%) Mesos
6 2 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.46%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (16.13%) Cisco
2 20 (9.22%) Microsoft
3 18 (8.29%) VMware
4 15 (6.91%) IBM
5 13 (5.99%) Palo Alto
6 11 (5.07%) CheckPoint
7 9 (4.15%) Citrix
8 8 (3.69%) Intel Security
8 8 (3.69%) ServiceNow
9 7 (3.23%) NetApp
10 5 (2.30%) Qualys
11 4 (1.84%) Nintex
11 4 (1.84%) SAP
11 4 (1.84%) Sophos
12 3 (1.38%) Avaya
12 3 (1.38%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.38%) Forcepoint
12 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.38%) Sun
12 3 (1.38%) Symantec
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Waterstons
Salary: £35 - £40K (negotiable subject to experience & proven track record)
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Metaswitch Networks
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Excellent Training + Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networkers
Salary: £49000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum
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