Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 897 1050 1232
Rank change year-on-year +153 +182 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 284 182 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.098% 0.024%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.25% 0.76% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 245 99 48
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% -
10th Percentile £40,800 £35,000 £40,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +1.90% -8.70% -

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 22803 23882 27600
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.82% 12.90%
Number of salaries quoted 17241 18914 21886
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +109 276 £55,000 - 18
UK excluding London +59 149 £53,500 +1.90% 14
London +70 129 £57,500 -13.21% 5
South East +66 52 £58,000 +5.45% 1
North of England +32 37 £47,500 -3.55% 10
Midlands -19 35 £53,500 +25.88% 1
West Midlands -15 30 £49,250 -1.02%
Yorkshire +38 16 £45,000 -16.67% 5
North West 0 16 £50,000 +17.65% 3
East of England +12 14 £65,000 +116.67% 1
South West -1 8 £49,750 +65.83%
East Midlands +17 5 £54,000 +80.00% 1
North East +6 5 £43,887 +6.39% 2
Wales +19 2 £50,025 +66.75%
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 215 (75.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 171 (60.21%) Information Security
3 121 (42.61%) CISSP
4 114 (40.14%) Cybersecurity
5 108 (38.03%) CISM
6 99 (34.86%) GDPR
7 78 (27.46%) Firewall
8 73 (25.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 71 (25.00%) Windows
9 71 (25.00%) PCI DSS
10 69 (24.30%) Penetration Testing
11 66 (23.24%) SIEM
12 60 (21.13%) Risk Management
13 59 (20.77%) Data Protection
14 52 (18.31%) Management Information System
15 51 (17.96%) Cisco
16 48 (16.90%) CISA
17 45 (15.85%) ITIL
17 45 (15.85%) Network Security
18 44 (15.49%) Legal
19 40 (14.08%) Law
19 40 (14.08%) Microsoft
19 40 (14.08%) ISMS
20 36 (12.68%) Finance
21 33 (11.62%) Security Management
22 32 (11.27%) CheckPoint
22 32 (11.27%) Internet
22 32 (11.27%) Security Cleared
23 31 (10.92%) LAN
24 30 (10.56%) WAN

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 8 (2.82%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.11%) IIS
4 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.70%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (4.93%) SaaS
3 11 (3.87%) Office 365
4 9 (3.17%) IaaS
4 9 (3.17%) PaaS
5 8 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.41%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (27.46%) Firewall
2 45 (15.85%) Network Security
3 32 (11.27%) Internet
4 31 (10.92%) LAN
5 30 (10.56%) WAN
6 26 (9.15%) VPN
7 19 (6.69%) Intrusion Detection
8 17 (5.99%) DNS
9 15 (5.28%) Wireless
10 14 (4.93%) DHCP
10 14 (4.93%) VLAN
10 14 (4.93%) VoIP
11 13 (4.58%) Unified Communications
12 11 (3.87%) TCP/IP
13 10 (3.52%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (2.46%) DMZ
15 7 (2.46%) iSCSI
15 7 (2.46%) SAN
15 7 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (1.06%) PerformancePoint
3 3 (1.06%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.06%) SAP Data Services
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.76%) Metasploit
General
1 44 (15.49%) Legal
2 40 (14.08%) Law
3 36 (12.68%) Finance
4 10 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.82%) Marketing
5 8 (2.82%) Retail
6 5 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.06%) Front Office
8 2 (0.70%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.70%) Automotive
8 2 (0.70%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.35%) Advertising
9 1 (0.35%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 71 (25.00%) Analyst
2 60 (21.13%) Security Analyst
3 49 (17.25%) Consultant
4 40 (14.08%) Security Consultant
5 37 (13.03%) Security Manager
6 34 (11.97%) Information Manager
7 32 (11.27%) Security Specialist
8 31 (10.92%) Information Security Manager
9 27 (9.51%) Information Security Consultant
10 20 (7.04%) Security Engineer
11 19 (6.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 17 (5.99%) Information Analyst
12 17 (5.99%) Information Security Analyst
12 17 (5.99%) IT Manager
13 15 (5.28%) Network Engineer
14 14 (4.93%) Architect
14 14 (4.93%) Information Security Specialist
14 14 (4.93%) Information Specialist
14 14 (4.93%) Team Leader
15 13 (4.58%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.52%) Web Services
2 3 (1.06%) MDX
3 1 (0.35%) HTML
3 1 (0.35%) ModSecurity
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.31%) Management Information System
2 27 (9.51%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.69%) PKI
5 17 (5.99%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 17 (5.99%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (4.23%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.23%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.87%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.46%) CESG
8 7 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (2.46%) User Experience
9 5 (1.76%) Internet of Things
9 5 (1.76%) NHS
10 4 (1.41%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.41%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.06%) Cybercrime
11 3 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 71 (25.00%) Windows
2 18 (6.34%) Linux
3 17 (5.99%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.93%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.06%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.70%) Check Point GAiA
8 2 (0.70%) Debian
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (60.21%) Information Security
2 114 (40.14%) Cybersecurity
3 69 (24.30%) Penetration Testing
4 66 (23.24%) SIEM
5 60 (21.13%) Risk Management
6 59 (20.77%) Data Protection
7 45 (15.85%) ITIL
8 40 (14.08%) ISMS
9 33 (11.62%) Security Management
10 30 (10.56%) Network Monitoring
10 30 (10.56%) Patch Management
10 30 (10.56%) Project Management
11 28 (9.86%) Information Security Management
12 27 (9.51%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (9.51%) Data Security
12 27 (9.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (8.45%) Vulnerability Management
14 23 (8.10%) Information Assurance
14 23 (8.10%) IT Strategy
14 23 (8.10%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.04%) SQL
2 12 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.46%) VBScript
4 5 (1.76%) Python
5 4 (1.41%) Perl
6 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.06%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (1.06%) PHP
7 2 (0.70%) Go
8 1 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.35%) C++
8 1 (0.35%) Java
8 1 (0.35%) Ruby
8 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 121 (42.61%) CISSP
2 108 (38.03%) CISM
3 48 (16.90%) CISA
4 32 (11.27%) Security Cleared
5 30 (10.56%) SC Cleared
6 28 (9.86%) Degree
7 25 (8.80%) CEH
7 25 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (8.10%) CCNA
8 23 (8.10%) CESG Certified Professional
9 16 (5.63%) CCNP
9 16 (5.63%) CRISC
10 12 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.87%) CREST Certified
11 11 (3.87%) MCSA
12 10 (3.52%) SANS
13 9 (3.17%) MCSE
14 8 (2.82%) GIAC
14 8 (2.82%) SSCP
15 7 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (75.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 99 (34.86%) GDPR
3 73 (25.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 71 (25.00%) PCI DSS
5 28 (9.86%) ISO 22301
6 22 (7.75%) NIST 800
7 18 (6.34%) ISO 31000
7 18 (6.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (3.17%) ISO 9001
9 8 (2.82%) COBIT
9 8 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 7 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (2.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (1.06%) ISO 14001
12 3 (1.06%) QA
13 2 (0.70%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.70%) IASME
13 2 (0.70%) SLA
14 1 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 30 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.41%) XenApp
4 4 (1.41%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.70%) Ceph
6 2 (0.70%) KVM
6 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.70%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (3.52%) SCCM
2 9 (3.17%) Nessus
3 4 (1.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (1.41%) WSUS
4 3 (1.06%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.06%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.06%) Perfmon
4 3 (1.06%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.70%) Icinga
5 2 (0.70%) Nmap
5 2 (0.70%) QRadar
6 1 (0.35%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.35%) EnCase
6 1 (0.35%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.35%) Suricata
Vendors
1 51 (17.96%) Cisco
2 40 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 32 (11.27%) CheckPoint
4 26 (9.15%) HP
5 21 (7.39%) FireEye
6 20 (7.04%) VMware
7 15 (5.28%) Citrix
8 13 (4.58%) Juniper
9 6 (2.11%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.76%) IBM
11 4 (1.41%) AppSense
11 4 (1.41%) Lumension
11 4 (1.41%) SonicWALL
12 3 (1.06%) Avaya
12 3 (1.06%) CA
12 3 (1.06%) F5
12 3 (1.06%) iManage
12 3 (1.06%) NetApp
12 3 (1.06%) Nintex
12 3 (1.06%) SAP