Period
to 7 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for NCSC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NCSC over the 6 months to 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 737 972 1136
Rank change year-on-year +235 +164 +16
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 109 137 70
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.093% 0.039%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.13% 0.68% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 82 102 42
Median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +16.67% +41.18%
10th Percentile £41,600 £50,089 £18,495
90th Percentile £90,000 £96,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £70,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% +21.74% +91.67%

NCSC 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 9,620 20,204 23,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.23% 13.75% 12.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7,334 14,816 17,750
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £28,125
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +8.43%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing NCSC as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in the UK

NCSC
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing NCSC.

Salary trend for NCSC in the UK

NCSC
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing NCSC over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Salary histogram for NCSC in the UK

NCSC
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing NCSC within the UK over the 6 months to 7 July 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 +254 103 £65,000 -7.14% 13
UK excluding London +210 78 £60,000 -14.29% 12
London +154 30 £70,250 -3.10% 5
South West +107 30 £90,000 +80.00% 3
South East +124 23 £60,000 -14.29%
North of England +138 15 £55,000 -26.00% 5
Work from Home +69 15 £55,000 -8.33% 1
North West +101 10 £55,000 -26.00% 2
Yorkshire +121 5 £55,000 - 3
Scotland +92 5 £60,000 +17.07% 3
Midlands +104 4 £60,000 -14.29%
West Midlands +96 4 £60,000 -35.14%
Wales - 3 £38,000 - 2
East of England +102 1 £60,000 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, IT jobs citing NCSC 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 NCSC.

1 91 (83.49%) Cybersecurity
2 57 (52.29%) Security Cleared
3 56 (51.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 46 (42.20%) CISSP
5 42 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (38.53%) Security Architecture
6 41 (37.61%) Azure
7 40 (36.70%) CISM
7 40 (36.70%) NIST
8 37 (33.94%) Information Security
8 37 (33.94%) Risk Management
8 37 (33.94%) Information Assurance
9 34 (31.19%) AWS
10 31 (28.44%) SC Cleared
10 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
11 28 (25.69%) Active Directory
11 28 (25.69%) DV Cleared
12 26 (23.85%) Analytics
13 24 (22.02%) CESG Certified Professional
14 23 (21.10%) IaaS
14 23 (21.10%) Public Cloud
14 23 (21.10%) PaaS
15 22 (20.18%) High Availability
15 22 (20.18%) SaaS
15 22 (20.18%) Firewall
15 22 (20.18%) Linux
15 22 (20.18%) Security Management
16 21 (19.27%) Open Source
16 21 (19.27%) Technical Leadership
17 20 (18.35%) Legal

NCSC
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 (6.42%) Confluence
1 7 (6.42%) Red Hat Fuse
2 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.83%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 41 (37.61%) Azure
2 34 (31.19%) AWS
3 23 (21.10%) IaaS
3 23 (21.10%) PaaS
4 22 (20.18%) SaaS
5 15 (13.76%) Office 365
6 10 (9.17%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 8 (7.34%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (6.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (5.50%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (5.50%) OneDrive
9 6 (5.50%) Power Automate
10 3 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.92%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 1 (0.92%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.92%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.18%) Firewall
2 12 (11.01%) VPN
3 10 (9.17%) Network Security
4 8 (7.34%) LAN
4 8 (7.34%) WAN
4 8 (7.34%) Wireless
4 8 (7.34%) Wireless Security
5 7 (6.42%) HTTP
6 5 (4.59%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.67%) DMARC
7 4 (3.67%) Internet
7 4 (3.67%) SAN
7 4 (3.67%) SSL
7 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.75%) SSH
9 1 (0.92%) DMZ
9 1 (0.92%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.84%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) JIRA
General
1 20 (18.35%) Legal
2 6 (5.50%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Public Sector
2 6 (5.50%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Advertising
3 3 (2.75%) Back Office
4 2 (1.83%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.83%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Consultant
2 26 (23.85%) Architect
3 21 (19.27%) Security Consultant
4 18 (16.51%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 15 (13.76%) Security Manager
6 14 (12.84%) Cloud Architect
6 14 (12.84%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 14 (12.84%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (8.26%) Information Security Officer
7 9 (8.26%) Security Officer
8 8 (7.34%) Operational Security Manager
8 8 (7.34%) Operations Manager
8 8 (7.34%) Security Operations Manager
9 7 (6.42%) Security Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Technical Architect
10 6 (5.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Consultant
10 6 (5.50%) SOC Manager
11 5 (4.59%) Chief Security Officer
11 5 (4.59%) CIO
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) 802.1X
2 7 (6.42%) REST
2 7 (6.42%) SOAP
2 7 (6.42%) XML
3 4 (3.67%) ModSecurity
3 4 (3.67%) Velocity
4 2 (1.83%) Web Services
5 1 (0.92%) LDAP
5 1 (0.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.10%) Public Cloud
2 19 (17.43%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (15.60%) Cyberattack
4 16 (14.68%) PKI
5 14 (12.84%) Cloud Native
5 14 (12.84%) Management Information System
6 12 (11.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (5.50%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.75%) Blog
9 3 (2.75%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.83%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.83%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (1.83%) NHS
11 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.18%) Linux
2 12 (11.01%) Windows
3 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (9.17%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.42%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.50%) Windows 10
6 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (83.49%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (38.53%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (38.53%) Security Architecture
3 37 (33.94%) Information Assurance
3 37 (33.94%) Information Security
3 37 (33.94%) Risk Management
4 26 (23.85%) Analytics
5 22 (20.18%) High Availability
5 22 (20.18%) Security Management
6 21 (19.27%) Open Source
6 21 (19.27%) Technical Leadership
7 20 (18.35%) Risk Assessment
8 17 (15.60%) Cyber Intelligence
8 17 (15.60%) Microservices
9 16 (14.68%) Collaborative Working
9 16 (14.68%) DevSecOps
10 15 (13.76%) Artificial Intelligence
10 15 (13.76%) Data Security
10 15 (13.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 14 (12.84%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.42%) Java
2 5 (4.59%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.92%) Python
3 1 (0.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (52.29%) Security Cleared
2 46 (42.20%) CISSP
3 40 (36.70%) CISM
4 31 (28.44%) SC Cleared
5 28 (25.69%) DV Cleared
6 24 (22.02%) CESG Certified Professional
7 20 (18.35%) Degree
8 19 (17.43%) CRISC
9 18 (16.51%) CEH
10 13 (11.93%) CISA
11 9 (8.26%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (8.26%) MCSE
11 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (7.34%) MBCS
12 8 (7.34%) RHCSA
13 7 (6.42%) IISP
14 6 (5.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 6 (5.50%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (5.50%) DBS Check
14 6 (5.50%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (51.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (36.70%) NIST
3 18 (16.51%) NIST 800
4 17 (15.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (13.76%) PCI DSS
6 11 (10.09%) COBIT
7 7 (6.42%) GDPR
7 7 (6.42%) Government Security Classifications
7 7 (6.42%) ISO 31000
7 7 (6.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 6 (5.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (5.50%) ISO 22301
8 6 (5.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (4.59%) QA
10 4 (3.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (2.75%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.92%) IASME
12 1 (0.92%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (25.69%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.84%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (14.68%) Terraform
2 7 (6.42%) ZABBIX
3 6 (5.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 3 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.75%) Nessus
5 2 (1.83%) QRadar
6 1 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) Google
3 12 (11.01%) Cisco
4 7 (6.42%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.50%) Fortinet
5 6 (5.50%) Splunk
6 4 (3.67%) Trend Micro
7 3 (2.75%) McAfee
7 3 (2.75%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.75%) Rapid7
7 3 (2.75%) Sophos
7 3 (2.75%) Symantec
8 1 (0.92%) CA
8 1 (0.92%) Centrify
8 1 (0.92%) ForeScout
8 1 (0.92%) Juniper
8 1 (0.92%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.92%) Progress