Period
to 23 July 2019

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 23 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 961 1123 1143
Rank change year-on-year +162 +20 -
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 125 78 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.045% 0.038%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.64% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 83 43 53
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £47,393
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% +26.60% -
10th Percentile £46,500 £18,495 £27,500
90th Percentile £94,000 £81,250 £71,121
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £58,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year +19.15% +67.86% -

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 19,565 22,693 21,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.52% 13.10% 12.18%
Number of salaries quoted 14,403 17,278 16,304
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £28,125 £26,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%

NCSC
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for NCSC in the UK

NCSC
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing NCSC.

Salary trend for NCSC in the UK

NCSC
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing NCSC over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Salary histogram for NCSC in the UK

NCSC
Top 12 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 23 July 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 +137 106 £70,000 +16.67% 17
UK excluding London +101 89 £70,000 +19.15% 17
South East +60 46 £70,000 +16.67% 2
London +109 21 £72,500 -6.45% 4
South West +7 17 £50,000 +170.34% 2
North of England +10 12 £74,327 +29.26% 3
North West +46 10 £74,327 +23.88% 2
Midlands +45 7 £80,000 - 4
Scotland +15 5 £47,500 -24.00% 4
East Midlands - 4 £70,000 - 4
West Midlands +19 3 £92,500 -
East of England - 2 £45,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 65 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 64 (51.20%) CESG
2 64 (51.20%) NIST
3 62 (49.60%) Cybersecurity
4 55 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 41 (32.80%) CISSP
6 40 (32.00%) Degree
7 39 (31.20%) Risk Management
8 38 (30.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 36 (28.80%) SC Cleared
10 34 (27.20%) Information Security
10 34 (27.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 33 (26.40%) SAML
11 33 (26.40%) Microsoft
11 33 (26.40%) OAuth
12 31 (24.80%) Computer Science
12 31 (24.80%) Azure Active Directory
12 31 (24.80%) B2B
12 31 (24.80%) B2C
12 31 (24.80%) MCSE
12 31 (24.80%) Microsoft Certification
12 31 (24.80%) Active Directory
12 31 (24.80%) MCITP
12 31 (24.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 28 (22.40%) CISM
13 28 (22.40%) Security Architecture
14 27 (21.60%) Windows
14 27 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (18.40%) Information Assurance

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 9 (7.20%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 38 (30.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (24.80%) Azure Active Directory
3 23 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (5.60%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (5.60%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (5.60%) Amazon Glacier
4 7 (5.60%) Amazon S3
4 7 (5.60%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (5.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (4.80%) SaaS
6 5 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.60%) Office 365
9 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) Firewall
2 9 (7.20%) 3G
2 9 (7.20%) 4G
2 9 (7.20%) VPN
3 8 (6.40%) Network Security
4 5 (4.00%) Bluetooth
4 5 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.00%) NFC
4 5 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.60%) DNS
6 2 (1.60%) FTP
6 2 (1.60%) HTTP
6 2 (1.60%) SMTP
6 2 (1.60%) WAN
7 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 7 (5.60%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (12.80%) Jenkins
2 8 (6.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) CMake
3 1 (0.80%) GitLab
General
1 10 (8.00%) Military
2 7 (5.60%) Billing
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 4 (3.20%) Legal
3 4 (3.20%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (24.80%) Subject Matter Expert
2 15 (12.00%) Active Directory Expert
2 15 (12.00%) Consultant
2 15 (12.00%) Developer
3 14 (11.20%) Architect
3 14 (11.20%) Security Consultant
4 13 (10.40%) Security Architect
5 12 (9.60%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 10 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
6 10 (8.00%) Senior Security Consultant
7 9 (7.20%) Android Developer
7 9 (7.20%) Security Manager
7 9 (7.20%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
8 8 (6.40%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Compliance Manager
8 8 (6.40%) Compliance Officer
8 8 (6.40%) IT Security Officer
8 8 (6.40%) Security Compliance Manager
8 8 (6.40%) Security Compliance Officer
8 8 (6.40%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (26.40%) OAuth
1 33 (26.40%) SAML
2 13 (10.40%) Jinja
2 13 (10.40%) RESTful
3 11 (8.80%) Web Services
4 10 (8.00%) REST
5 8 (6.40%) jQuery
6 7 (5.60%) Node.js
7 4 (3.20%) .NET
7 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.60%) OpenID
8 2 (1.60%) SOAP
9 1 (0.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.80%) HTML
9 1 (0.80%) HTML5
9 1 (0.80%) JSON
9 1 (0.80%) Middleware
9 1 (0.80%) ModSecurity
9 1 (0.80%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 64 (51.20%) CESG
2 13 (10.40%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (9.60%) CESG CLAS
4 10 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.20%) Public Cloud
5 9 (7.20%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (5.60%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
8 5 (4.00%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (4.00%) SCADA
9 4 (3.20%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (2.40%) Cyberattack
10 3 (2.40%) PKI
10 3 (2.40%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (2.40%) Smart Meter
11 2 (1.60%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (1.60%) NHS
11 2 (1.60%) Smart Energy
12 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (21.60%) Windows
2 22 (17.60%) Linux
3 9 (7.20%) Android
4 8 (6.40%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (49.60%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (31.20%) Risk Management
3 34 (27.20%) Information Security
4 31 (24.80%) B2B
4 31 (24.80%) B2C
4 31 (24.80%) Computer Science
5 28 (22.40%) Security Architecture
6 27 (21.60%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (18.40%) Information Assurance
8 16 (12.80%) Business Continuity
8 16 (12.80%) DevOps
9 14 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (11.20%) Project Management
10 13 (10.40%) Service Design
11 11 (8.80%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (8.00%) Privileged Access Management
13 9 (7.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (7.20%) MVC
13 9 (7.20%) OOD
13 9 (7.20%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.40%) Shell Script
2 12 (9.60%) C
3 9 (7.20%) Python
4 8 (6.40%) C#
5 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.60%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.80%) C++
7 1 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 41 (32.80%) CISSP
3 40 (32.00%) Degree
4 36 (28.80%) SC Cleared
5 34 (27.20%) CESG Certified Professional
6 31 (24.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 31 (24.80%) MCITP
6 31 (24.80%) MCSE
6 31 (24.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (22.40%) CISM
8 17 (13.60%) CISA
9 13 (10.40%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (9.60%) CLAS
11 11 (8.80%) CEH
11 11 (8.80%) CREST Certified
12 10 (8.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 8 (6.40%) DV Cleared
14 6 (4.80%) GIAC
14 6 (4.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 5 (4.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (51.20%) NIST
2 55 (44.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (15.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 19 (15.20%) RMADS
4 13 (10.40%) QA
5 12 (9.60%) PCI DSS
6 11 (8.80%) GDPR
7 10 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 10 (8.00%) ISO 9001
7 10 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 9 (7.20%) COBIT
8 9 (7.20%) ISO 22301
9 8 (6.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (6.40%) JSP 440
10 7 (5.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (4.80%) Data Quality
12 2 (1.60%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 31 (24.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.20%) Docker
3 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (11.20%) Ansible
2 13 (10.40%) Puppet
3 8 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.00%) AirWatch
5 3 (2.40%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.80%) SELinux
7 1 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (26.40%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.00%) CyberArk
3 5 (4.00%) Sparx
4 2 (1.60%) Google
5 1 (0.80%) CA
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco
5 1 (0.80%) Splunk
5 1 (0.80%) VMware