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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 22 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK
6 months to
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 869 725 786
Rank change year-on-year -144 +61 +193
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 353 177 128
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.27% 1.46% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 203 116 85
10th Percentile £41,850 £47,500 £46,000
25th Percentile £45,750 £52,500 £55,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £65,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £90,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,125 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £61,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year -6.88% -5.00% -7.14%

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 27,786 12,155 12,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.01% 13.20% 12.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13,262 8,255 9,281
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year - - +5.56%

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 22 May 2022.

Salary histogram for NCSC in the UK

NCSC
Top 16 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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -156 252 £61,000 -6.15% 31
Work from Home -130 184 £66,750 +6.80% 10
UK excluding London -103 183 £57,500 -6.88% 22
London -229 78 £65,000 -3.70% 10
South East -93 51 £61,000 -6.15% 5
South West +6 44 £52,500 -8.70% 2
Midlands -54 35 £65,000 -1.89% 2
North of England -70 26 £48,500 -19.17% 6
West Midlands -50 21 £72,500 +7.41% 1
Wales -18 19 £67,500 +28.57% 1
East Midlands -25 14 £44,500 -15.24%
Yorkshire -51 14 £40,000 -36.00%
North West -61 12 £48,500 -17.45% 5
East of England -68 9 £60,000 +41.18% 5
Scotland -78 9 £61,000 +10.91% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 206 (58.36%) Cybersecurity
2 167 (47.31%) Security Cleared
3 158 (44.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 146 (41.36%) SC Cleared
5 136 (38.53%) Information Security
6 132 (37.39%) CISSP
7 101 (28.61%) Information Assurance
8 88 (24.93%) CISM
8 88 (24.93%) Management Information System
9 83 (23.51%) NIST
10 82 (23.23%) Cyber Essentials
11 80 (22.66%) Azure
12 78 (22.10%) Risk Management
13 70 (19.83%) Social Skills
14 69 (19.55%) Security Architecture
15 67 (18.98%) ITIL
15 67 (18.98%) Microsoft
16 65 (18.41%) AWS
17 61 (17.28%) Security Management
17 61 (17.28%) Risk Assessment
18 60 (17.00%) Google
19 57 (16.15%) Firewall
19 57 (16.15%) Microsoft 365
20 55 (15.58%) RMADS
21 54 (15.30%) JSP 440
22 51 (14.45%) Public Sector
23 50 (14.16%) Service Delivery
23 50 (14.16%) Finance
24 48 (13.60%) Migration
24 48 (13.60%) Degree

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 (2.55%) IIS
2 8 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.70%) Confluence
4 4 (1.13%) Apache
4 4 (1.13%) Apache Airflow
4 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.57%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 80 (22.66%) Azure
2 65 (18.41%) AWS
3 57 (16.15%) Microsoft 365
4 35 (9.92%) Google Workspace
5 27 (7.65%) GCP
6 20 (5.67%) PaaS
7 17 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (4.82%) IaaS
8 11 (3.12%) SaaS
9 8 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.70%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 6 (1.70%) Azure Sentinel
11 5 (1.42%) HP Helion
11 5 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (1.42%) SoftLayer
12 4 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (1.13%) AWS Step Functions
12 4 (1.13%) Slack
13 3 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 57 (16.15%) Firewall
2 26 (7.37%) Network Security
3 17 (4.82%) SSL
4 13 (3.68%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (3.40%) VPN
6 11 (3.12%) Unified Communications
6 11 (3.12%) Wireless
7 9 (2.55%) IPsec
7 9 (2.55%) MPLS
8 6 (1.70%) BGP
8 6 (1.70%) Broadband
9 5 (1.42%) Ethernet
9 5 (1.42%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.42%) VPLS
9 5 (1.42%) VSAN
9 5 (1.42%) WAN
10 4 (1.13%) HTTP
10 4 (1.13%) Internet
10 4 (1.13%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.85%) Big Data
3 1 (0.28%) DTS
3 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (1.98%) JIRA
2 6 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.42%) GitLab
3 5 (1.42%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.13%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.13%) git-flow
4 4 (1.13%) Maven
4 4 (1.13%) SonarQube
4 4 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.28%) Snyk
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (19.83%) Social Skills
2 51 (14.45%) Public Sector
3 50 (14.16%) Finance
4 33 (9.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 25 (7.08%) Police
6 23 (6.52%) Military
7 19 (5.38%) Aerospace
8 15 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (3.40%) Manufacturing
10 10 (2.83%) Legal
11 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.70%) Retail
13 5 (1.42%) Public Speaking
14 4 (1.13%) Automotive
14 4 (1.13%) Aviation
15 3 (0.85%) Law
16 1 (0.28%) Advertising
16 1 (0.28%) Banking
16 1 (0.28%) Local Government
16 1 (0.28%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 52 (14.73%) Architect
2 47 (13.31%) Consultant
3 41 (11.61%) Security Architect
4 36 (10.20%) Security Consultant
5 34 (9.63%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
5 34 (9.63%) Microsoft Specialist
5 34 (9.63%) Technology Specialist
6 32 (9.07%) Security Engineer
7 30 (8.50%) Analyst
8 27 (7.65%) Security Manager
9 23 (6.52%) Security Analyst
10 21 (5.95%) IT Engineer
11 19 (5.38%) IT Security Engineer
12 17 (4.82%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 17 (4.82%) Information Manager
12 17 (4.82%) Information Security Manager
13 12 (3.40%) Cloud Architect
13 12 (3.40%) Information Analyst
13 12 (3.40%) Security Officer
13 12 (3.40%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.23%) SAML
2 17 (4.82%) LDAP
3 6 (1.70%) .NET
4 5 (1.42%) ARM Templates
4 5 (1.42%) EDI
4 5 (1.42%) ModSecurity
5 4 (1.13%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.13%) ActiveMQ
5 4 (1.13%) OpenAPI
5 4 (1.13%) Swagger
6 3 (0.85%) COM
6 3 (0.85%) CSS
6 3 (0.85%) HTML
6 3 (0.85%) HTML5
6 3 (0.85%) SOAP
6 3 (0.85%) XML
7 2 (0.57%) OAuth
7 2 (0.57%) OpenID
7 2 (0.57%) REST
7 2 (0.57%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 88 (24.93%) Management Information System
2 41 (11.61%) Public Cloud
3 38 (10.76%) Cyberattack
4 23 (6.52%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (6.52%) PKI
5 19 (5.38%) Cyber Defence
6 16 (4.53%) Cyberthreat
7 15 (4.25%) Cybercrime
8 14 (3.97%) Data Centre
9 13 (3.68%) SCADA
10 11 (3.12%) IoT
11 8 (2.27%) Cloud Native
11 8 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
13 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (0.85%) Industry 4.0
14 3 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
14 3 (0.85%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 46 (13.03%) Linux
2 31 (8.78%) Windows
3 7 (1.98%) Android
3 7 (1.98%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.98%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.85%) CentOS
5 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.57%) Unix
6 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (58.36%) Cybersecurity
2 136 (38.53%) Information Security
3 101 (28.61%) Information Assurance
4 78 (22.10%) Risk Management
5 69 (19.55%) Security Architecture
6 67 (18.98%) ITIL
7 61 (17.28%) Risk Assessment
7 61 (17.28%) Security Management
8 50 (14.16%) Service Delivery
9 48 (13.60%) Migration
10 47 (13.31%) Technology Roadmap
11 45 (12.75%) Agile
12 42 (11.90%) Data Protection
12 42 (11.90%) Service Management
13 39 (11.05%) SIEM
14 37 (10.48%) Service Design
15 36 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
16 35 (9.92%) Decision-Making
17 34 (9.63%) Business Continuity
18 32 (9.07%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 16 (4.53%) PowerShell
2 13 (3.68%) SQL
3 10 (2.83%) Python
4 9 (2.55%) Java
5 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.57%) PHP
6 1 (0.28%) Bash
6 1 (0.28%) Bicep
6 1 (0.28%) C#
6 1 (0.28%) Go
6 1 (0.28%) Ruby
6 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 167 (47.31%) Security Cleared
2 146 (41.36%) SC Cleared
3 132 (37.39%) CISSP
4 88 (24.93%) CISM
5 48 (13.60%) Degree
6 43 (12.18%) CESG Certified Professional
6 43 (12.18%) DV Cleared
7 35 (9.92%) CEH
8 34 (9.63%) DBS Check
9 26 (7.37%) CISA
10 25 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (7.08%) CISMP
11 24 (6.80%) CREST Certified
11 24 (6.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 23 (6.52%) CRISC
13 21 (5.95%) Computer Science Degree
14 20 (5.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 15 (4.25%) OSCP
16 14 (3.97%) Cyber Scheme
17 11 (3.12%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (44.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 83 (23.51%) NIST
3 82 (23.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 55 (15.58%) RMADS
5 54 (15.30%) JSP 440
6 48 (13.60%) GDPR
7 41 (11.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 25 (7.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 22 (6.23%) PCI DSS
10 16 (4.53%) BS25999
10 16 (4.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 16 (4.53%) Government Security Classifications
10 16 (4.53%) ISO 22301
11 11 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 8 (2.27%) GRC
12 8 (2.27%) QA
13 7 (1.98%) COBIT
13 7 (1.98%) IASME
14 5 (1.42%) Def Stans
14 5 (1.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.83%) Docker
3 9 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.55%) vSphere
4 8 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.85%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.85%) Firmware
6 3 (0.85%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (4.82%) Nexpose
2 12 (3.40%) Ansible
2 12 (3.40%) Terraform
3 9 (2.55%) Nessus
3 9 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (1.42%) Prometheus
5 5 (1.42%) Puppet
5 5 (1.42%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.13%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (1.13%) Grafana
6 4 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.13%) WSUS
7 3 (0.85%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.57%) Packer
8 2 (0.57%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.28%) Podman
Vendors
1 67 (18.98%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.00%) Google
3 34 (9.63%) NEC
3 34 (9.63%) Northgate
4 25 (7.08%) Splunk
5 24 (6.80%) Palo Alto
6 17 (4.82%) Centrify
7 13 (3.68%) VMware
8 12 (3.40%) Cisco
9 5 (1.42%) Sophos
10 4 (1.13%) Apple
10 4 (1.13%) Qualys
10 4 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.13%) Samsung
10 4 (1.13%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.13%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.13%) Veracode
11 3 (0.85%) Juniper
11 3 (0.85%) LogRhythm
11 3 (0.85%) Rapid7