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

Cyber Essentials
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 1137 1253
Rank change year-on-year +274 +116 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 322 112 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.057% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.49% 0.43% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 268 85 44
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.82% -3.51% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £48,250
90th Percentile £75,750 £80,000 £79,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £57,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -7.89% -

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 21589 26099 28063
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.20% 13.21% 12.92%
Number of salaries quoted 16166 20731 22027
UK median annual salary £48,500 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.78% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £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 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Essentials in the UK

Cyber Essentials
Top 14 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 August 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 +274 319 £55,750 +1.36% 15
UK excluding London +148 165 £50,000 -4.76% 10
London +172 154 £60,000 -11.11% 5
South East +113 55 £45,000 -18.18% 3
Midlands +67 53 £53,500 +7.00% 2
West Midlands +43 48 £53,500 +4.39% 2
North of England +22 40 £45,000 -12.41% 5
North West -5 22 £43,750 -15.46% 4
Yorkshire +35 16 £45,000 -15.09% 1
East of England +8 13 £65,000 +23.81%
East Midlands +33 5 £52,500 +5.00%
South West +10 3 £57,500 +64.29%
North East +17 2 £51,250 +56.49%
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 235 (72.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 192 (59.63%) Information Security
3 167 (51.86%) CISSP
4 128 (39.75%) CISM
5 126 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
6 108 (33.54%) GDPR
7 105 (32.61%) Firewall
8 94 (29.19%) PCI DSS
8 94 (29.19%) SIEM
9 85 (26.40%) Data Protection
10 78 (24.22%) Cisco
11 76 (23.60%) Risk Management
12 71 (22.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 69 (21.43%) CISA
14 68 (21.12%) Management Information System
14 68 (21.12%) Windows
15 64 (19.88%) ITIL
16 59 (18.32%) Degree
16 59 (18.32%) Penetration Testing
17 56 (17.39%) Data Protection Act
18 53 (16.46%) Security Cleared
18 53 (16.46%) Network Security
19 50 (15.53%) Finance
20 48 (14.91%) CheckPoint
21 47 (14.60%) SC Cleared
22 45 (13.98%) Patch Management
23 44 (13.66%) CEH
24 40 (12.42%) LAN
25 39 (12.11%) Microsoft
25 39 (12.11%) Cisco Certification

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 13 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.11%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.62%) IIS
5 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.31%) Apache
6 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.94%) SaaS
2 28 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.73%) IaaS
4 12 (3.73%) PaaS
5 9 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.48%) Office 365
7 5 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.31%) G Suite
8 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 105 (32.61%) Firewall
2 53 (16.46%) Network Security
3 40 (12.42%) LAN
4 39 (12.11%) Internet
4 39 (12.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 38 (11.80%) WAN
6 37 (11.49%) DNS
7 32 (9.94%) VPN
8 25 (7.76%) VoIP
9 22 (6.83%) DHCP
10 20 (6.21%) Wireless
11 15 (4.66%) SAN
12 13 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.73%) Unified Communications
14 11 (3.42%) FTP
14 11 (3.42%) HTTP
14 11 (3.42%) SMTP
14 11 (3.42%) SNMP
14 11 (3.42%) SSL
14 11 (3.42%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 7 (2.17%) PerformancePoint
2 7 (2.17%) PowerPivot
2 7 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
2 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.62%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (4.97%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 50 (15.53%) Finance
2 35 (10.87%) Law
3 33 (10.25%) Legal
4 15 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.35%) Retail
6 8 (2.48%) Marketing
7 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.24%) Military
8 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.62%) Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Automotive
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (28.57%) Analyst
2 71 (22.05%) Security Analyst
3 59 (18.32%) Consultant
4 54 (16.77%) Security Manager
5 53 (16.46%) Security Consultant
6 38 (11.80%) Security Specialist
7 36 (11.18%) Information Security Manager
8 35 (10.87%) Information Manager
9 32 (9.94%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 25 (7.76%) Information Analyst
10 25 (7.76%) Information Security Analyst
11 24 (7.45%) Information Security Consultant
11 24 (7.45%) IT Analyst
12 23 (7.14%) IT Manager
13 22 (6.83%) IT Security Specialist
13 22 (6.83%) Network Engineer
14 19 (5.90%) Cybersecurity Specialist
15 18 (5.59%) Network Analyst
16 16 (4.97%) Architect
17 15 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.76%) Web Services
2 8 (2.48%) LAMP
3 7 (2.17%) MDX
4 6 (1.86%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.62%) HTML
5 2 (0.62%) Velocity
6 1 (0.31%) CSS
6 1 (0.31%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 68 (21.12%) Management Information System
2 56 (17.39%) Data Protection Act
3 32 (9.94%) Computer Science
4 27 (8.39%) Data Centre
5 20 (6.21%) Mobile App
6 19 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (5.90%) PKI
7 18 (5.59%) Driving Licence
8 15 (4.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 15 (4.66%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (3.11%) CESG
10 8 (2.48%) NHS
11 7 (2.17%) User Experience
12 6 (1.86%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.55%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.55%) Public Cloud
14 4 (1.24%) Life Science
15 3 (0.93%) Cybercrime
15 3 (0.93%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 68 (21.12%) Windows
2 37 (11.49%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.52%) Linux
4 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.48%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.48%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.17%) CentOS
6 7 (2.17%) Debian
7 3 (0.93%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.31%) Android
9 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.31%) Check Point GAiA
9 1 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (59.63%) Information Security
2 126 (39.13%) Cybersecurity
3 94 (29.19%) SIEM
4 85 (26.40%) Data Protection
5 76 (23.60%) Risk Management
6 64 (19.88%) ITIL
7 59 (18.32%) Penetration Testing
8 45 (13.98%) Patch Management
9 39 (12.11%) Information Assurance
10 38 (11.80%) Data Security
10 38 (11.80%) ISMS
11 34 (10.56%) Security Management
12 30 (9.32%) Mentoring
12 30 (9.32%) Presales
12 30 (9.32%) Project Management
13 28 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (8.39%) Network Monitoring
15 26 (8.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 25 (7.76%) Information Security Management
17 24 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (5.90%) SQL
2 14 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.48%) Python
4 7 (2.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 7 (2.17%) VBScript
5 5 (1.55%) Perl
5 5 (1.55%) PHP
6 4 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.93%) C
8 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.31%) C++
9 1 (0.31%) Java
9 1 (0.31%) Ruby
9 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 167 (51.86%) CISSP
2 128 (39.75%) CISM
3 69 (21.43%) CISA
4 59 (18.32%) Degree
5 53 (16.46%) Security Cleared
6 47 (14.60%) SC Cleared
7 44 (13.66%) CEH
8 39 (12.11%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (9.01%) CCNA
10 25 (7.76%) CCNP
11 22 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (6.21%) CLAS
12 20 (6.21%) SSCP
13 19 (5.90%) CESG Certified Professional
13 19 (5.90%) CREST Certified
13 19 (5.90%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
13 19 (5.90%) MCSA
14 18 (5.59%) CASP
14 18 (5.59%) MCSE
15 16 (4.97%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 235 (72.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 108 (33.54%) GDPR
3 94 (29.19%) PCI DSS
4 71 (22.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 25 (7.76%) ISO 22301
5 25 (7.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 21 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 16 (4.97%) NIST 800
8 10 (3.11%) ISO 9001
9 9 (2.80%) COBIT
9 9 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 8 (2.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (2.48%) ISO 31000
11 6 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.93%) QA
13 2 (0.62%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.62%) SLA
14 1 (0.31%) IASME
14 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
14 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 36 (11.18%) Active Directory
2 25 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.55%) vSphere
5 4 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.62%) Firmware
6 2 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.62%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.31%) NFS
7 1 (0.31%) Snort
7 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (7.76%) Nessus
2 8 (2.48%) SCCM
3 4 (1.24%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.24%) WSUS
4 3 (0.93%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.62%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.62%) Nmap
6 1 (0.31%) EnCase
6 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.31%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 78 (24.22%) Cisco
2 48 (14.91%) CheckPoint
3 39 (12.11%) Microsoft
4 30 (9.32%) VMware
5 26 (8.07%) Palo Alto
6 21 (6.52%) HP
7 17 (5.28%) Citrix
8 16 (4.97%) McAfee
9 15 (4.66%) FireEye
10 13 (4.04%) Qualys
11 12 (3.73%) Juniper
12 11 (3.42%) Sophos
13 9 (2.80%) LogRhythm
14 8 (2.48%) IBM
14 8 (2.48%) Splunk
15 7 (2.17%) Nintex
15 7 (2.17%) SAP
16 6 (1.86%) NetApp
16 6 (1.86%) SonicWALL
17 5 (1.55%) SolarWinds