Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 851 1018 1147
Rank change year-on-year +167 +129 +66
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 175 108 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.071% 0.027%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.11% 0.51% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 124 68 32
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +37.14% -32.11%
10th Percentile £48,325 £52,137 £35,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,500 £80,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +8.33% +37.14% -32.11%

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 15,765 21,059 21,933
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.54% 13.88% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 12,125 15,442 16,961
UK median annual salary £52,368 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.74% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +151 164 £67,500 +12.50% 24
UK excluding London +83 104 £65,000 +8.33% 17
London +124 61 £73,750 -7.81% 7
South East +70 38 £65,000 -7.14% 1
South West +39 32 £76,883 +112.09% 4
Midlands +49 14 £65,000 -27.78% 2
North of England +32 14 £75,317 +25.53% 5
West Midlands +32 12 £62,500 -30.56% 2
North West +25 12 £76,883 +28.14% 2
East of England +73 4 £57,500 - 5
Yorkshire +42 2 £73,750 - 2
Scotland +28 1 £73,750 +22.92%
East Midlands +18 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 124 (70.86%) Cybersecurity
2 119 (68.00%) CISSP
3 113 (64.57%) CISM
4 111 (63.43%) Information Security
5 96 (54.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 62 (35.43%) Information Assurance
7 61 (34.86%) Degree
7 61 (34.86%) CESG Certified Professional
8 55 (31.43%) Risk Management
9 54 (30.86%) Security Cleared
10 50 (28.57%) NIST
11 44 (25.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 40 (22.86%) IIS
13 39 (22.29%) IISP
14 33 (18.86%) CISA
14 33 (18.86%) SC Cleared
15 32 (18.29%) MBCS
15 32 (18.29%) Ergonomics
15 32 (18.29%) Human Factors
16 31 (17.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
17 29 (16.57%) Mentoring
17 29 (16.57%) PCI DSS
18 27 (15.43%) Azure
18 27 (15.43%) Security Architecture
19 26 (14.86%) Law
19 26 (14.86%) Management Information System
19 26 (14.86%) GDPR
20 25 (14.29%) Public Sector
20 25 (14.29%) OWASP
21 24 (13.71%) Agile Software Development

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 40 (22.86%) IIS
2 3 (1.71%) Confluence
2 3 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.71%) Red Hat Fuse
3 2 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.14%) Drupal
3 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.57%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.43%) Azure
2 24 (13.71%) AWS
3 14 (8.00%) Office 365
4 13 (7.43%) IaaS
5 11 (6.29%) PaaS
6 10 (5.71%) SaaS
7 6 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (1.71%) Amazon GuardDuty
8 3 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon ECS
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (1.14%) AWS CodePipeline
9 2 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.14%) CloudFront
9 2 (1.14%) Datadog
9 2 (1.14%) GCP
9 2 (1.14%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.86%) Network Security
2 16 (9.14%) Firewall
3 9 (5.14%) Internet
4 5 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.71%) DHCP
5 3 (1.71%) DNS
5 3 (1.71%) HTTP
5 3 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.14%) SAN
6 2 (1.14%) VSAN
6 2 (1.14%) WAN
6 2 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.57%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.57%) RTP
7 1 (0.57%) Skype
7 1 (0.57%) SSL
7 1 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.14%) MySQL
3 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.57%) Big Data
4 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) JIRA
2 2 (1.14%) Ant
2 2 (1.14%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.14%) Selenium
General
1 26 (14.86%) Law
2 25 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 17 (9.71%) Aerospace
4 12 (6.86%) Finance
5 10 (5.71%) Legal
5 10 (5.71%) Military
6 6 (3.43%) Retail
7 5 (2.86%) Advertising
7 5 (2.86%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (20.00%) Consultant
2 31 (17.71%) Security Consultant
3 25 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 22 (12.57%) Information Manager
4 22 (12.57%) Information Security Manager
5 14 (8.00%) Architect
6 13 (7.43%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 10 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
7 10 (5.71%) Senior Security Consultant
8 9 (5.14%) Information Security Consultant
9 7 (4.00%) Information Assurance Engineer
9 7 (4.00%) Penetration Tester
9 7 (4.00%) Principal Consultant
9 7 (4.00%) Principal Security Consultant
9 7 (4.00%) Risk Consultant
9 7 (4.00%) Security Architect
9 7 (4.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
9 7 (4.00%) Tester
10 6 (3.43%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.43%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) RESTful
2 6 (3.43%) ModSecurity
3 4 (2.29%) Web Services
4 3 (1.71%) LDAP
4 3 (1.71%) REST
4 3 (1.71%) SOAP
4 3 (1.71%) Velocity
4 3 (1.71%) XML
5 2 (1.14%) LAMP
6 1 (0.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Management Information System
2 22 (12.57%) Cyber Defence
3 11 (6.29%) Virtual Team
4 9 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.43%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.86%) CESG
6 5 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.29%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.71%) Clustering
8 3 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.71%) SCADA
8 3 (1.71%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.14%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.14%) PKI
10 1 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.29%) Windows
2 16 (9.14%) Linux
3 7 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.29%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.71%) Ubuntu
5 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.14%) Fedora
6 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (70.86%) Cybersecurity
2 111 (63.43%) Information Security
3 62 (35.43%) Information Assurance
4 55 (31.43%) Risk Management
5 32 (18.29%) Ergonomics
5 32 (18.29%) Human Factors
6 29 (16.57%) Mentoring
7 27 (15.43%) Security Architecture
8 25 (14.29%) OWASP
9 24 (13.71%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (13.14%) Security Management
11 22 (12.57%) Identity Access Management
12 21 (12.00%) Coaching
12 21 (12.00%) Data Privacy
12 21 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (11.43%) Risk Assessment
13 20 (11.43%) Thought Leadership
14 19 (10.86%) Data Protection
14 19 (10.86%) Penetration Testing
15 18 (10.29%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.00%) C
2 6 (3.43%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.29%) Java
3 4 (2.29%) SQL
4 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.57%) Perl
5 1 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 119 (68.00%) CISSP
2 113 (64.57%) CISM
3 61 (34.86%) CESG Certified Professional
3 61 (34.86%) Degree
4 54 (30.86%) Security Cleared
5 39 (22.29%) IISP
6 33 (18.86%) CISA
6 33 (18.86%) SC Cleared
7 32 (18.29%) MBCS
8 16 (9.14%) CRISC
9 14 (8.00%) CREST Certified
10 13 (7.43%) DV Cleared
11 11 (6.29%) SSCP
12 10 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (5.71%) PCI QSA
13 8 (4.57%) CISMP
14 7 (4.00%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 7 (4.00%) OSCP
15 6 (3.43%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (3.43%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (54.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (28.57%) NIST
3 44 (25.14%) Cyber Essentials
4 31 (17.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 29 (16.57%) PCI DSS
6 26 (14.86%) GDPR
7 16 (9.14%) JSP 440
8 14 (8.00%) QA
8 14 (8.00%) RMADS
9 11 (6.29%) COBIT
10 9 (5.14%) NIST 800
10 9 (5.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (2.86%) HIPAA
12 4 (2.29%) ISO 22301
13 3 (1.71%) Government Security Classifications
13 3 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.57%) IASME
14 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
14 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 7 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.14%) vSphere
3 2 (1.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.57%) ACF2
4 1 (0.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.71%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.71%) Terraform
1 3 (1.71%) ZABBIX
2 2 (1.14%) Ansible
2 2 (1.14%) Avamar
2 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.14%) Packer
2 2 (1.14%) Prometheus
2 2 (1.14%) Puppet
2 2 (1.14%) SCCM
2 2 (1.14%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.14%) vRealize
3 1 (0.57%) CSIRT
3 1 (0.57%) Nessus
3 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.57%) QRadar
3 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 16 (9.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.14%) Capita
2 9 (5.14%) Cisco
3 7 (4.00%) VMware
4 6 (3.43%) Oracle
5 4 (2.29%) CA
5 4 (2.29%) Palo Alto
6 3 (1.71%) McAfee
6 3 (1.71%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.71%) Sophos
6 3 (1.71%) Sparx
6 3 (1.71%) Symantec
7 2 (1.14%) 3PAR
7 2 (1.14%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.14%) Citrix
7 2 (1.14%) Dynatrace
7 2 (1.14%) EMC
7 2 (1.14%) HP
7 2 (1.14%) Veritas
7 2 (1.14%) Zerto