Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 938 1076 1121
Rank change year-on-year +138 +45 -
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 132 95 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.058% 0.046%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.73% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 102 53 61
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +41.18% -
10th Percentile £45,000 £21,496 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,224 £81,500 £70,606
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +41.18% -

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 18,163 21,708 21,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.24% 13.20% 12.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13,553 16,482 16,171
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 17 October 2019.

Salary histogram for NCSC in the UK

NCSC
Top 13 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 17 October 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 +145 116 £67,500 +12.50% 53
UK excluding London +89 86 £60,000 - 36
London +109 34 £73,750 +9.26% 19
South East +41 28 £47,500 -20.83% 9
North of England +25 21 £74,327 +23.88% 3
North West +45 18 £74,327 +23.88% 3
South West +17 18 £70,000 +278.48% 11
Midlands +34 11 £73,750 -7.81% 2
West Midlands +25 7 £66,875 -16.41% 2
Scotland +16 4 £47,500 -20.83% 2
East of England - 4 £56,250 - 9
East Midlands - 4 £85,000 -
Yorkshire -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 91 (68.94%) Cybersecurity
2 85 (64.39%) CISSP
3 80 (60.61%) CISM
4 75 (56.82%) Information Security
5 69 (52.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 62 (46.97%) CESG Certified Professional
7 58 (43.94%) Degree
8 52 (39.39%) NIST
9 45 (34.09%) Risk Management
10 40 (30.30%) Information Assurance
11 35 (26.52%) Security Cleared
12 31 (23.48%) CESG
13 29 (21.97%) CISA
13 29 (21.97%) IIS
14 27 (20.45%) Security Architecture
15 26 (19.70%) MBCS
15 26 (19.70%) Ergonomics
15 26 (19.70%) Human Factors
15 26 (19.70%) IISP
16 25 (18.94%) Azure
17 23 (17.42%) Public Sector
18 22 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
18 22 (16.67%) Security Management
18 22 (16.67%) SC Cleared
19 21 (15.91%) Microsoft
20 20 (15.15%) Cyber Defence
21 19 (14.39%) Coaching
22 18 (13.64%) PCI DSS
23 17 (12.88%) Time Management
23 17 (12.88%) CREST Certified

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 29 (21.97%) IIS
2 3 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.94%) Azure
2 15 (11.36%) AWS
3 14 (10.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (6.82%) Office 365
5 8 (6.06%) SaaS
6 3 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.27%) IaaS
6 3 (2.27%) PaaS
7 2 (1.52%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.52%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (1.52%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.52%) AWS CodePipeline
7 2 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.52%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.52%) Datadog
7 2 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.52%) GCP
7 2 (1.52%) Serverless
8 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.33%) Network Security
2 6 (4.55%) Firewall
3 4 (3.03%) Internet
4 3 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (1.52%) 3G
5 2 (1.52%) 4G
5 2 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.52%) DHCP
5 2 (1.52%) DNS
5 2 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.52%) VSAN
5 2 (1.52%) WAN
5 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.76%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.76%) NFC
6 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.76%) Big Data
3 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.52%) Ant
2 2 (1.52%) CircleCI
2 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.52%) Selenium
3 1 (0.76%) CMake
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
General
1 23 (17.42%) Public Sector
2 16 (12.12%) Law
3 7 (5.30%) Military
4 3 (2.27%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.52%) Finance
5 2 (1.52%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (18.18%) Consultant
2 20 (15.15%) Security Consultant
3 13 (9.85%) Subject Matter Expert
4 11 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 9 (6.82%) Senior Consultant
5 9 (6.82%) Senior Security Consultant
6 8 (6.06%) Head of Design
6 8 (6.06%) Information Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Information Security Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Security Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
7 6 (4.55%) Active Directory Expert
7 6 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
7 6 (4.55%) Tester
8 5 (3.79%) Architect
9 4 (3.03%) Security Engineer
10 3 (2.27%) Auditor
10 3 (2.27%) Information Assurance Engineer
10 3 (2.27%) Information Assurance Practitioner
10 3 (2.27%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) OAuth
1 13 (9.85%) SAML
2 4 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.52%) Jinja
3 2 (1.52%) RESTful
4 1 (0.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.48%) CESG
2 20 (15.15%) Cyber Defence
3 12 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 9 (6.82%) Mobile Computing
5 7 (5.30%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (5.30%) Virtual Team
6 4 (3.03%) SCADA
6 4 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.03%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.27%) Clustering
8 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.52%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.85%) Windows
2 12 (9.09%) Linux
3 5 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.52%) Android
4 2 (1.52%) Fedora
4 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (68.94%) Cybersecurity
2 75 (56.82%) Information Security
3 45 (34.09%) Risk Management
4 40 (30.30%) Information Assurance
5 27 (20.45%) Security Architecture
6 26 (19.70%) Ergonomics
6 26 (19.70%) Human Factors
7 22 (16.67%) Security Management
8 19 (14.39%) Coaching
9 17 (12.88%) Time Management
10 15 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (11.36%) Computer Science
10 15 (11.36%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (11.36%) Security Testing
10 15 (11.36%) Thought Leadership
11 14 (10.61%) Collaborative Working
11 14 (10.61%) Information Security Management
12 13 (9.85%) B2B
12 13 (9.85%) B2C
12 13 (9.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
2 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.52%) C
4 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.76%) C#
4 1 (0.76%) C++
4 1 (0.76%) PHP
4 1 (0.76%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (64.39%) CISSP
2 80 (60.61%) CISM
3 62 (46.97%) CESG Certified Professional
4 58 (43.94%) Degree
5 35 (26.52%) Security Cleared
6 29 (21.97%) CISA
7 26 (19.70%) IISP
7 26 (19.70%) MBCS
8 22 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 17 (12.88%) CREST Certified
10 16 (12.12%) SSCP
11 15 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (11.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (9.85%) MCITP
12 13 (9.85%) MCSE
13 11 (8.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 11 (8.33%) CEH
14 9 (6.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
15 7 (5.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (52.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (39.39%) NIST
3 22 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (13.64%) PCI DSS
5 16 (12.12%) COBIT
6 13 (9.85%) GDPR
6 13 (9.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (9.09%) RMADS
8 9 (6.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 6 (4.55%) Data Quality
10 3 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (2.27%) NIST 800
11 2 (1.52%) ISO 9001
11 2 (1.52%) QA
12 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
System Software
1 16 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.52%) Docker
3 2 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (3.03%) Ansible
1 4 (3.03%) Puppet
2 3 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.27%) Terraform
3 2 (1.52%) Avamar
3 2 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.52%) Packer
3 2 (1.52%) Prometheus
3 2 (1.52%) SCCM
3 2 (1.52%) vCenter Server
3 2 (1.52%) vRealize
4 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.76%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.76%) SELinux
4 1 (0.76%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.06%) Sparx
3 6 (4.55%) Oracle
4 5 (3.79%) Cisco
4 5 (3.79%) VMware
5 3 (2.27%) CA
6 2 (1.52%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.52%) Dynatrace
6 2 (1.52%) McAfee
6 2 (1.52%) New Relic
6 2 (1.52%) Palo Alto
6 2 (1.52%) Sophos
6 2 (1.52%) Symantec
6 2 (1.52%) Veritas
7 1 (0.76%) 3PAR
7 1 (0.76%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.76%) Capita
7 1 (0.76%) CyberArk
7 1 (0.76%) Splunk
7 1 (0.76%) Zerto