Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 727 824 916
Rank change year-on-year +97 +92 +277
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 389 377 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.94% 1.68% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 318 290 229
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% - +9.52%
10th Percentile £32,500 £38,695 £37,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -21.74% +15.00% -3.38%

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 20,001 22,483 20,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.84% 12.89% 12.08%
Number of salaries quoted 14,573 17,245 16,139
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +8.43% -2.35%

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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +119 378 £50,000 -13.42% 7
UK excluding London +87 231 £45,000 -21.74% 8
London +78 153 £61,750 -1.20% 2
South East +25 78 £35,000 -39.13%
North of England +65 72 £46,188 -23.02% 2
Yorkshire +34 42 £47,500 -11.63% 1
Midlands -16 35 £52,295 +13.07% 3
North West +46 29 £45,000 -28.00% 1
West Midlands -9 23 £52,500 -4.55% 2
East of England +94 19 £35,000 -
South West +24 17 £42,500 -29.17%
East Midlands +34 12 £35,000 -22.22% 1
Wales +18 7 £45,000 -35.71%
Scotland +11 3 £37,500 -19.35% 3
North East +15 1 £38,000 -36.67%

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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.

1 338 (86.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 162 (41.65%) Windows
3 161 (41.39%) Information Security
4 151 (38.82%) Cybersecurity
5 119 (30.59%) CISSP
5 119 (30.59%) Windows Server
6 117 (30.08%) Microsoft
7 116 (29.82%) ITIL
8 110 (28.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 109 (28.02%) GDPR
10 90 (23.14%) Management Information System
11 86 (22.11%) Firewall
12 84 (21.59%) Cisco
13 83 (21.34%) PCI DSS
14 81 (20.82%) NIST
15 78 (20.05%) Risk Management
16 76 (19.54%) CISM
17 75 (19.28%) PowerShell
18 74 (19.02%) Security Cleared
18 74 (19.02%) Active Directory
19 70 (17.99%) Hyper-V
19 70 (17.99%) Problem-Solving
20 69 (17.74%) Business Continuity
21 67 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
21 67 (17.22%) Data Protection
22 63 (16.20%) MCSE
22 63 (16.20%) VMware
23 61 (15.68%) DNS
24 60 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
24 60 (15.42%) SIEM

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 31 (7.97%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.17%) Apache
3 23 (5.91%) Tomcat
4 13 (3.34%) Apache Solr
4 13 (3.34%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.80%) IIS
6 3 (0.77%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.77%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.26%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 60 (15.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 58 (14.91%) Office 365
3 33 (8.48%) SaaS
4 29 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (3.08%) IaaS
6 11 (2.83%) PaaS
7 10 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.54%) Power Platform
9 4 (1.03%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.77%) Asana
11 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.51%) PowerApps
11 2 (0.51%) Yammer
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 86 (22.11%) Firewall
2 61 (15.68%) DNS
3 40 (10.28%) Remote Desktop
4 38 (9.77%) Network Security
4 38 (9.77%) VLAN
5 37 (9.51%) BIG-IP
5 37 (9.51%) IP Telephony
6 30 (7.71%) VPN
7 29 (7.46%) DHCP
8 25 (6.43%) HTTP
9 20 (5.14%) Intranet
9 20 (5.14%) SSL
10 17 (4.37%) LAN
10 17 (4.37%) TCP/IP
10 17 (4.37%) WAN
11 16 (4.11%) Internet
12 14 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (3.34%) Intrusion Detection
13 13 (3.34%) Wireless
14 12 (3.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.37%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.03%) Power BI
5 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.77%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (12.85%) Finance
2 46 (11.83%) Legal
3 37 (9.51%) Electronics
4 22 (5.66%) Law
5 14 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.06%) Military
7 4 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.77%) Retail
9 2 (0.51%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 83 (21.34%) Analyst
2 76 (19.54%) Security Analyst
3 58 (14.91%) Security Manager
4 54 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (11.31%) Consultant
6 39 (10.03%) IT Manager
7 38 (9.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (7.71%) Information Manager
8 30 (7.71%) Information Security Manager
9 28 (7.20%) Security Consultant
10 26 (6.68%) Information Analyst
10 26 (6.68%) Information Security Analyst
10 26 (6.68%) IT Security Manager
11 24 (6.17%) Applications Engineer
12 22 (5.66%) Security Engineer
12 22 (5.66%) Security Specialist
13 20 (5.14%) IT Analyst
13 20 (5.14%) IT Security Analyst
14 19 (4.88%) Applications Support
15 18 (4.63%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.03%) .NET
1 4 (1.03%) ASP.NET
1 4 (1.03%) LDAP
2 3 (0.77%) Ajax
2 3 (0.77%) CSS
2 3 (0.77%) HTML
2 3 (0.77%) jQuery
2 3 (0.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (0.26%) COM
3 1 (0.26%) Sass
3 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 90 (23.14%) Management Information System
2 47 (12.08%) Data Centre
3 42 (10.80%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
5 20 (5.14%) Data Protection Act
6 16 (4.11%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 16 (4.11%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.08%) PKI
9 10 (2.57%) NHS
10 7 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.54%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
12 5 (1.29%) Social Media
13 4 (1.03%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (1.03%) EMC VNX
13 4 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.77%) CESG
14 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 162 (41.65%) Windows
2 119 (30.59%) Windows Server
3 16 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (3.34%) Unix
4 13 (3.34%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.57%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.06%) Linux
7 7 (1.80%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.77%) Android
8 3 (0.77%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (41.39%) Information Security
2 151 (38.82%) Cybersecurity
3 116 (29.82%) ITIL
4 78 (20.05%) Risk Management
5 70 (17.99%) Problem-Solving
6 69 (17.74%) Business Continuity
7 67 (17.22%) Data Protection
8 60 (15.42%) SIEM
9 53 (13.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 49 (12.60%) Security Operations
11 42 (10.80%) ISMS
12 38 (9.77%) Continuous Improvement
12 38 (9.77%) Security Architecture
13 37 (9.51%) High Availability
13 37 (9.51%) Load Balancing
13 37 (9.51%) Presales
14 32 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (8.23%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (7.71%) Security Management
15 30 (7.71%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (19.28%) PowerShell
2 35 (9.00%) SQL
3 19 (4.88%) Java
4 4 (1.03%) C#
5 3 (0.77%) C
5 3 (0.77%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 119 (30.59%) CISSP
2 76 (19.54%) CISM
3 74 (19.02%) Security Cleared
4 67 (17.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (16.20%) MCSE
6 51 (13.11%) SC Cleared
7 49 (12.60%) CISA
8 48 (12.34%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (10.03%) Degree
10 38 (9.77%) MCSA
11 34 (8.74%) CCNA
12 32 (8.23%) CEH
13 25 (6.43%) SANS
14 22 (5.66%) GIAC
15 20 (5.14%) CCNP
16 13 (3.34%) CCIE
16 13 (3.34%) GSEC
17 12 (3.08%) CESG Certified Professional
17 12 (3.08%) SSCP
18 10 (2.57%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 338 (86.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 110 (28.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 109 (28.02%) GDPR
4 83 (21.34%) PCI DSS
5 81 (20.82%) NIST
6 37 (9.51%) PMO
7 23 (5.91%) HIPAA
8 22 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 21 (5.40%) NCSC
10 16 (4.11%) COBIT
11 15 (3.86%) NIST 800
12 14 (3.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 12 (3.08%) ISO 22301
14 11 (2.83%) ISO 9001
14 11 (2.83%) SLA
15 9 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
15 9 (2.31%) JSP 440
15 9 (2.31%) RMADS
16 5 (1.29%) QA
17 4 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 74 (19.02%) Active Directory
2 70 (17.99%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.03%) DFS Replication
5 3 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.77%) vSphere
6 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (13.62%) SCCM
2 42 (10.80%) SCVMM
3 23 (5.91%) Ansible
3 23 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (5.91%) Puppet
4 15 (3.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 15 (3.86%) SCOM
5 10 (2.57%) Nagios
5 10 (2.57%) Nessus
6 8 (2.06%) WSUS
7 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.03%) QRadar
9 3 (0.77%) Nmap
9 3 (0.77%) SCSM
10 2 (0.51%) ArcSight ESM
10 2 (0.51%) Graylog
10 2 (0.51%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 117 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 84 (21.59%) Cisco
3 63 (16.20%) VMware
4 45 (11.57%) HP
5 39 (10.03%) Aruba
6 37 (9.51%) F5
6 37 (9.51%) Mitel
7 29 (7.46%) Splunk
8 18 (4.63%) CheckPoint
9 15 (3.86%) FireEye
10 10 (2.57%) Apple
10 10 (2.57%) Google
11 9 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (2.06%) Palo Alto
13 7 (1.80%) Oracle
13 7 (1.80%) Sophos
14 6 (1.54%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.29%) AlienVault
15 5 (1.29%) ArcSight
15 5 (1.29%) Dell