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The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months to 18 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials PLUS
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 782 623 296
Rank change year-on-year -159 -327 -
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials PLUS 81 43 2
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.11% 0.10% 0.023%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.67% 0.78% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 74 33 2
10th Percentile £34,500 £36,250 -
25th Percentile £37,795 £41,250 £54,027
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £55,138
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.32% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £62,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £77,700 £74,750 -
UK median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -19.23% +52.94%

Cyber Essentials PLUS 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 WFH option and a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,034 5,547 930
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.17% 13.42% 10.54%
Number of salaries quoted 6,451 3,688 754
10th Percentile £32,600 £32,500 £31,075
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing Cyber Essentials PLUS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Cyber Essentials PLUS trend for jobs with a WFH option

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing Cyber Essentials PLUS.

Cyber Essentials PLUS salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Cyber Essentials PLUS over the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

Cyber Essentials PLUS salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, Cyber Essentials PLUS job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

1 81 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 51 (62.96%) Cybersecurity
3 46 (56.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 46 (56.79%) Microsoft
4 40 (49.38%) Information Security
5 39 (48.15%) Azure
6 35 (43.21%) Microsoft 365
7 29 (35.80%) Penetration Testing
8 28 (34.57%) Social Skills
9 25 (30.86%) CISSP
10 23 (28.40%) Windows
10 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
10 23 (28.40%) Vulnerability Management
11 22 (27.16%) Security Operations
12 20 (24.69%) ITIL
13 19 (23.46%) Management Information System
13 19 (23.46%) SIEM
14 18 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
14 18 (22.22%) VMware
14 18 (22.22%) Incident Response
15 16 (19.75%) Security Operations Centre
15 16 (19.75%) Risk Management
15 16 (19.75%) Incident Management
16 15 (18.52%) Linux
16 15 (18.52%) Active Directory
17 14 (17.28%) Firewall
17 14 (17.28%) CISM
17 14 (17.28%) NIST
18 13 (16.05%) GDPR
18 13 (16.05%) Cisco

Cyber Essentials PLUS
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 4 (4.94%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (48.15%) Azure
2 35 (43.21%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (14.81%) AWS
4 9 (11.11%) Azure Sentinel
5 8 (9.88%) Power Platform
6 5 (6.17%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (4.94%) GCP
8 3 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (3.70%) Mimecast
9 2 (2.47%) Dropbox
9 2 (2.47%) IaaS
9 2 (2.47%) PaaS
9 2 (2.47%) SaaS
10 1 (1.23%) Azure DevOps
10 1 (1.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) Firewall
2 12 (14.81%) WAN
3 9 (11.11%) LAN
4 8 (9.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (7.41%) Network Security
5 6 (7.41%) VPN
6 5 (6.17%) DNS
6 5 (6.17%) MPLS
6 5 (6.17%) SD-WAN
6 5 (6.17%) WLAN
7 4 (4.94%) Unified Communications
7 4 (4.94%) VoIP
8 1 (1.23%) DHCP
8 1 (1.23%) SSL
8 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.23%) Wireless
8 1 (1.23%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) Power BI
2 6 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.47%) MySQL
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 28 (34.57%) Social Skills
2 10 (12.35%) Finance
3 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.17%) Organisational Skills
4 5 (6.17%) Public Sector
4 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.70%) Marketing
6 2 (2.47%) Advertising
6 2 (2.47%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Law
6 2 (2.47%) Legal
7 1 (1.23%) Back Office
7 1 (1.23%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (12.35%) IT Engineer
2 9 (11.11%) Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Security Specialist
4 7 (8.64%) Head of Security
4 7 (8.64%) IT Manager
4 7 (8.64%) Security Analyst
4 7 (8.64%) Security Manager
5 6 (7.41%) Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (7.41%) Security Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) IT Support
7 4 (4.94%) Head of IT
7 4 (4.94%) Head of IT Security
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) Web Services
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
2 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.47%) Entity Framework
2 2 (2.47%) LAMP
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Graph
2 2 (2.47%) React
2 2 (2.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Management Information System
2 16 (19.75%) Security Operations Centre
3 12 (14.81%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (9.88%) Data Centre
5 7 (8.64%) Virtual Team
6 6 (7.41%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (7.41%) Cyberattack
6 6 (7.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (6.17%) Replication
8 4 (4.94%) e-Learning
8 4 (4.94%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (2.47%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (2.47%) User Experience
10 1 (1.23%) CMDB
10 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.23%) Life Science
10 1 (1.23%) LIMS
10 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Windows
2 15 (18.52%) Linux
3 10 (12.35%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.64%) Android
5 6 (7.41%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.94%) Kali Linux
6 4 (4.94%) Unix
7 3 (3.70%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (62.96%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (49.38%) Information Security
3 29 (35.80%) Penetration Testing
4 23 (28.40%) Vulnerability Management
5 22 (27.16%) Security Operations
6 20 (24.69%) ITIL
7 19 (23.46%) SIEM
8 18 (22.22%) Incident Response
9 16 (19.75%) Incident Management
9 16 (19.75%) Risk Management
10 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 11 (13.58%) Customer Service
11 11 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (12.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (12.35%) Data Protection
12 10 (12.35%) MITRE ATT&CK
12 10 (12.35%) Patch Management
12 10 (12.35%) Security Monitoring
12 10 (12.35%) SOAR
13 8 (9.88%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) Python
3 5 (6.17%) C#
3 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.47%) R
4 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (30.86%) CISSP
2 23 (28.40%) Security Cleared
3 14 (17.28%) CISM
4 10 (12.35%) Azure Certification
5 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (8.64%) CISA
6 7 (8.64%) SSCP
7 6 (7.41%) CCNA
7 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (6.17%) A+ Certification
8 5 (6.17%) Degree
8 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.94%) CompTIA Security+
9 4 (4.94%) GIAC
10 3 (3.70%) CompTIA CySA+
10 3 (3.70%) CREST Certified
10 3 (3.70%) Cyber Scheme
10 3 (3.70%) ECSA
10 3 (3.70%) OSCP
11 2 (2.47%) CHECK Team Leader
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (100.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 46 (56.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (17.28%) NIST
4 13 (16.05%) GDPR
5 7 (8.64%) ISO 9001
6 6 (7.41%) IASME
6 6 (7.41%) NCSC
6 6 (7.41%) PCI DSS
7 2 (2.47%) Accessibility
7 2 (2.47%) Data Quality
7 2 (2.47%) Def Stans
7 2 (2.47%) NIST 800
System Software
1 18 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (7.41%) CSIRT
2 6 (7.41%) SCCM
3 5 (6.17%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.47%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.23%) Nessus
5 1 (1.23%) QRadar
Vendors
1 46 (56.79%) Microsoft
2 18 (22.22%) VMware
3 13 (16.05%) Cisco
4 11 (13.58%) Rapid7
5 10 (12.35%) Citrix
5 10 (12.35%) Qualys
6 9 (11.11%) Sophos
7 8 (9.88%) McAfee
8 6 (7.41%) Freshdesk
8 6 (7.41%) ServiceNow
8 6 (7.41%) Splunk
8 6 (7.41%) Veeam
9 5 (6.17%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (2.47%) Broadcom
10 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.47%) CrowdStrike
10 2 (2.47%) FireEye
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle
10 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.23%) arcserve