Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 636 983 1080
Rank change year-on-year +347 +97 +45
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 71 99 93
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.071% 0.056%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.19% 0.53% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 65 88 50
Median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +46.34%
10th Percentile £39,750 £44,625 £18,495
90th Percentile £90,000 £89,125 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,750 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -7.08% - +50.00%

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 5,946 18,506 21,885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.94% 13.30% 13.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4,599 13,669 16,628
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 September 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 22 September 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 +382 68 £60,000 -14.29% 21
UK excluding London +329 64 £55,750 -7.08% 16
South West +157 29 £90,000 +50.00% 5
South East +196 16 £50,000 -20.00% 2
North of England +198 12 £55,000 -26.00% 5
Work from Home +48 10 £55,000 -16.98% 4
London +238 7 £82,500 +11.86% 5
North West +128 6 £55,000 -26.00% 4
Yorkshire - 6 £55,000 - 1
Midlands +146 4 £80,000 +8.47% 2
West Midlands +103 4 £80,000 +19.63% 2
Scotland +104 2 £67,500 +42.11%
Wales - 1 £38,000 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 55 (77.46%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (54.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 36 (50.70%) Security Cleared
4 29 (40.85%) NIST
5 28 (39.44%) Azure
6 27 (38.03%) Security Architecture
6 27 (38.03%) Information Assurance
7 26 (36.62%) Risk Management
7 26 (36.62%) Microsoft
8 25 (35.21%) Active Directory
8 25 (35.21%) CISSP
9 21 (29.58%) AWS
10 20 (28.17%) Information Security
11 19 (26.76%) Legal
11 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (26.76%) High Availability
11 19 (26.76%) SC Cleared
11 19 (26.76%) DV Cleared
12 18 (25.35%) CISM
12 18 (25.35%) CESG Certified Professional
13 17 (23.94%) Firewall
14 16 (22.54%) Data Security
14 16 (22.54%) Management Information System
14 16 (22.54%) Open Source
14 16 (22.54%) Analytics
14 16 (22.54%) Cyberattack
14 16 (22.54%) Cyber Intelligence
14 16 (22.54%) NIST 800
15 15 (21.13%) Terraform
15 15 (21.13%) IaaS

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 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.41%) Camunda
2 1 (1.41%) CMS
2 1 (1.41%) Confluence
2 1 (1.41%) Drupal
2 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (39.44%) Azure
2 21 (29.58%) AWS
3 15 (21.13%) IaaS
3 15 (21.13%) PaaS
4 14 (19.72%) SaaS
5 10 (14.08%) Office 365
6 6 (8.45%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (8.45%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (8.45%) OneDrive
6 6 (8.45%) Power Automate
7 2 (2.82%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.41%) GCP
8 1 (1.41%) Google Analytics
8 1 (1.41%) HP Helion
8 1 (1.41%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.41%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) Firewall
2 10 (14.08%) VPN
3 7 (9.86%) LAN
3 7 (9.86%) WAN
4 6 (8.45%) Wireless
4 6 (8.45%) Wireless Security
5 5 (7.04%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (5.63%) IPv4
6 4 (5.63%) IPv6
6 4 (5.63%) Unified Communications
7 3 (4.23%) Internet
7 3 (4.23%) Network Security
7 3 (4.23%) SSL
7 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.82%) DMARC
8 2 (2.82%) SAN
8 2 (2.82%) SSH
9 1 (1.41%) DMZ
9 1 (1.41%) HTTP
9 1 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Ant
1 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.41%) Gradle
1 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.41%) JIRA
1 1 (1.41%) JUnit
1 1 (1.41%) Maven
1 1 (1.41%) Mockito
1 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (26.76%) Legal
2 10 (14.08%) Public Sector
3 4 (5.63%) Advertising
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Military
6 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.41%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Finance
6 1 (1.41%) Law
6 1 (1.41%) Local Government
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Architect
2 18 (25.35%) Solutions Architect
3 13 (18.31%) Cloud Architect
3 13 (18.31%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 12 (16.90%) Security Manager
5 11 (15.49%) Consultant
6 8 (11.27%) Security Architect
7 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Consultant
7 6 (8.45%) Operational Security Manager
7 6 (8.45%) Operations Manager
7 6 (8.45%) Security Operations Manager
7 6 (8.45%) SOC Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 4 (5.63%) Security Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Auditor
10 3 (4.23%) IT Manager
10 3 (4.23%) IT Security Manager
11 2 (2.82%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.63%) ModSecurity
3 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.82%) React
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) LDAP
4 1 (1.41%) Material Design
4 1 (1.41%) Nightwatchjs
4 1 (1.41%) REST
4 1 (1.41%) SAML
4 1 (1.41%) SOAP
4 1 (1.41%) Spring
4 1 (1.41%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.41%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Cyberattack
1 16 (22.54%) Management Information System
2 15 (21.13%) PKI
3 13 (18.31%) Cloud Native
4 9 (12.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 8 (11.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (7.04%) Public Cloud
7 4 (5.63%) CESG
8 3 (4.23%) Blog
8 3 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (2.82%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
10 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.41%) Social Media
10 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.72%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
2 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2016
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (77.46%) Cybersecurity
2 27 (38.03%) Information Assurance
2 27 (38.03%) Security Architecture
3 26 (36.62%) Risk Management
4 20 (28.17%) Information Security
5 19 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (26.76%) High Availability
6 16 (22.54%) Analytics
6 16 (22.54%) Cyber Intelligence
6 16 (22.54%) Data Security
6 16 (22.54%) Open Source
7 14 (19.72%) DevSecOps
7 14 (19.72%) Technical Leadership
8 13 (18.31%) Artificial Intelligence
8 13 (18.31%) Collaborative Working
8 13 (18.31%) Data Acquisition
8 13 (18.31%) Data Science
8 13 (18.31%) Infrastructure as Code
8 13 (18.31%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 13 (18.31%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.82%) Java
2 2 (2.82%) SQL
3 1 (1.41%) Java 8
3 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (50.70%) Security Cleared
2 25 (35.21%) CISSP
3 19 (26.76%) DV Cleared
3 19 (26.76%) SC Cleared
4 18 (25.35%) CESG Certified Professional
4 18 (25.35%) CISM
5 14 (19.72%) Degree
6 11 (15.49%) CEH
7 7 (9.86%) MCSE
7 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (8.45%) CISA
8 6 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (8.45%) MBCS
8 6 (8.45%) RHCSA
9 5 (7.04%) DBS Check
9 5 (7.04%) OSCP
10 4 (5.63%) CRISC
10 4 (5.63%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
11 1 (1.41%) GCIH
11 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (54.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (40.85%) NIST
3 16 (22.54%) NIST 800
4 12 (16.90%) PCI DSS
5 10 (14.08%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (11.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 7 (9.86%) GDPR
7 7 (9.86%) ISO 31000
8 6 (8.45%) ISO 22301
9 5 (7.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 5 (7.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (5.63%) JSP 440
10 4 (5.63%) RMADS
11 3 (4.23%) COBIT
12 1 (1.41%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 25 (35.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) Terraform
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.41%) Nessus
4 1 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) Google
3 12 (16.90%) Cisco
4 5 (7.04%) Juniper
5 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.82%) Splunk
5 2 (2.82%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.41%) CA
6 1 (1.41%) LogRhythm
6 1 (1.41%) McAfee
6 1 (1.41%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.41%) Progress
6 1 (1.41%) Rapid7
6 1 (1.41%) Sophos
6 1 (1.41%) Symantec