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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 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 2 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Essentials
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 573 480 294
Rank change year-on-year -93 -186 +57
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Essentials 311 143 21
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.40% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.46% 3.04% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 236 131 21
10th Percentile £35,175 £35,000 £20,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +10.53% -26.92%
75th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £53,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £51,259
% change year-on-year +9.09% +7.30% +2.52%

Cyber Essentials 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 12,633 4,706 974
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.05% 12.53% 10.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,408 3,198 795
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,442 £52,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.41% -4.55% -4.35%
75th Percentile £72,647 £71,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

Cyber Essentials
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

Cyber Essentials trend for jobs with a WFH option

Cyber Essentials
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.

Cyber Essentials salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

Cyber Essentials
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing Cyber Essentials over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Cyber Essentials salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, Cyber Essentials 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.

1 217 (69.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 162 (52.09%) Microsoft
3 148 (47.59%) Information Security
4 143 (45.98%) Cybersecurity
5 117 (37.62%) Microsoft 365
6 104 (33.44%) Azure
7 95 (30.55%) CISSP
8 89 (28.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 86 (27.65%) ITIL
10 80 (25.72%) Social Skills
11 78 (25.08%) NIST
12 72 (23.15%) Security Cleared
13 70 (22.51%) Data Protection
14 69 (22.19%) GDPR
15 67 (21.54%) Windows
15 67 (21.54%) Management Information System
16 66 (21.22%) NCSC
17 64 (20.58%) CISM
18 60 (19.29%) Risk Management
19 59 (18.97%) Active Directory
20 58 (18.65%) Penetration Testing
21 57 (18.33%) Firewall
22 52 (16.72%) Service Management
23 51 (16.40%) Service Delivery
23 51 (16.40%) SC Cleared
24 50 (16.08%) Finance
24 50 (16.08%) Google
25 46 (14.79%) PCI DSS
25 46 (14.79%) Public Sector
26 44 (14.15%) Migration

Cyber Essentials
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 8 (2.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.96%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.64%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) SAS
5 1 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 15 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 117 (37.62%) Microsoft 365
2 104 (33.44%) Azure
3 35 (11.25%) Google Workspace
4 33 (10.61%) AWS
5 25 (8.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (6.75%) SaaS
7 20 (6.43%) GCP
8 15 (4.82%) Azure Sentinel
9 11 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (3.54%) Mimecast
10 9 (2.89%) Cloudflare
10 9 (2.89%) Firebase
10 9 (2.89%) GitHub
10 9 (2.89%) GitHub Actions
11 8 (2.57%) Power Platform
12 7 (2.25%) PaaS
13 6 (1.93%) IaaS
14 3 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
15 2 (0.64%) Dropbox
16 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (18.33%) Firewall
2 22 (7.07%) Network Security
3 17 (5.47%) LAN
3 17 (5.47%) WAN
4 10 (3.22%) VPN
5 9 (2.89%) DNS
5 9 (2.89%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (2.25%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.93%) SD-WAN
7 6 (1.93%) Wireless
7 6 (1.93%) WLAN
8 5 (1.61%) Internet
8 5 (1.61%) MPLS
8 5 (1.61%) VLAN
8 5 (1.61%) Wireless Security
9 4 (1.29%) DHCP
9 4 (1.29%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.29%) VoIP
10 3 (0.96%) SAN
10 3 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.25%) Power BI
3 6 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.64%) Big Data
5 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.64%) MySQL
5 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.32%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.29%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.32%) JIRA
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 80 (25.72%) Social Skills
2 50 (16.08%) Finance
3 46 (14.79%) Public Sector
4 21 (6.75%) Banking
4 21 (6.75%) Legal
5 14 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.50%) Retail
6 12 (3.86%) Telecoms
7 11 (3.54%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 8 (2.57%) Marketing
9 5 (1.61%) Law
10 4 (1.29%) Documentation Skills
10 4 (1.29%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.96%) Advertising
12 2 (0.64%) Back Office
12 2 (0.64%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 41 (13.18%) Analyst
2 40 (12.86%) Consultant
3 38 (12.22%) Security Analyst
4 36 (11.58%) Security Consultant
4 36 (11.58%) Security Manager
5 34 (10.93%) Microsoft 365 Specialist
5 34 (10.93%) Microsoft Specialist
5 34 (10.93%) Technology Specialist
6 29 (9.32%) Information Manager
7 27 (8.68%) Information Security Manager
8 22 (7.07%) IT Engineer
9 20 (6.43%) Security Engineer
10 18 (5.79%) IT Manager
11 16 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.50%) Head of Security
12 14 (4.50%) Information Analyst
12 14 (4.50%) Information Security Analyst
12 14 (4.50%) Information Security Consultant
13 13 (4.18%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 13 (4.18%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.57%) SAML
2 4 (1.29%) OAuth
2 4 (1.29%) OpenID
2 4 (1.29%) Web Services
3 3 (0.96%) .NET
4 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (0.64%) Entity Framework
4 2 (0.64%) LAMP
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Graph
4 2 (0.64%) React
4 2 (0.64%) REST
5 1 (0.32%) JSON Web Signature
5 1 (0.32%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (21.54%) Management Information System
2 33 (10.61%) Data Protection Act
3 18 (5.79%) Data Centre
4 16 (5.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (4.82%) Cyberthreat
6 13 (4.18%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.89%) Blockchain
7 9 (2.89%) Cyberattack
8 7 (2.25%) Cyber Defence
8 7 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 7 (2.25%) Replication
9 6 (1.93%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.61%) NHS
11 4 (1.29%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.29%) e-Learning
11 4 (1.29%) Life Science
11 4 (1.29%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.64%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 67 (21.54%) Windows
2 35 (11.25%) Linux
3 34 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.54%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.89%) Android
5 9 (2.89%) Mac OS
6 6 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.61%) Unix
8 4 (1.29%) Kali Linux
9 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.64%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (47.59%) Information Security
2 143 (45.98%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (27.65%) ITIL
4 70 (22.51%) Data Protection
5 60 (19.29%) Risk Management
6 58 (18.65%) Penetration Testing
7 52 (16.72%) Service Management
8 51 (16.40%) Service Delivery
9 44 (14.15%) Migration
10 43 (13.83%) Problem-Solving
11 41 (13.18%) Security Management
11 41 (13.18%) SIEM
12 37 (11.90%) Business Continuity
13 36 (11.58%) Security Operations
14 35 (11.25%) Service Design
14 35 (11.25%) Technology Roadmap
14 35 (11.25%) Vulnerability Management
15 33 (10.61%) Information Security Management
16 31 (9.97%) Incident Management
17 30 (9.65%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.82%) SQL
2 10 (3.22%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.89%) C
4 6 (1.93%) Python
5 4 (1.29%) C#
6 2 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.64%) R
6 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.32%) Bicep
7 1 (0.32%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 95 (30.55%) CISSP
2 72 (23.15%) Security Cleared
3 64 (20.58%) CISM
4 51 (16.40%) SC Cleared
5 39 (12.54%) DBS Check
6 20 (6.43%) Degree
7 19 (6.11%) CISA
8 18 (5.79%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
9 17 (5.47%) CISMP
10 15 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (4.18%) CREST Certified
12 12 (3.86%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (3.54%) OSCP
14 8 (2.57%) A+ Certification
15 7 (2.25%) CCNA
15 7 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (1.93%) CEH
16 6 (1.93%) CRISC
16 6 (1.93%) ISEB
16 6 (1.93%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (69.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 89 (28.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 78 (25.08%) NIST
4 69 (22.19%) GDPR
5 66 (21.22%) NCSC
6 46 (14.79%) PCI DSS
7 20 (6.43%) ISO 22301
8 17 (5.47%) BS25999
8 17 (5.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 17 (5.47%) JSP 440
8 17 (5.47%) RMADS
9 11 (3.54%) COBIT
10 10 (3.22%) ISO 9001
11 9 (2.89%) GRC
11 9 (2.89%) IASME
12 6 (1.93%) HIPAA
13 5 (1.61%) SLA
14 4 (1.29%) SOC 2
15 3 (0.96%) ISO 31000
15 3 (0.96%) SOC 3
System Software
1 59 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.11%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.64%) vSphere
7 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.32%) iptables
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (8.04%) SCCM
2 22 (7.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.86%) Jamf Pro
4 11 (3.54%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.89%) CSIRT
5 9 (2.89%) Kustomize
6 7 (2.25%) CASB
7 5 (1.61%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.64%) Grafana
9 2 (0.64%) Kibana
9 2 (0.64%) Prometheus
10 1 (0.32%) Ansible
10 1 (0.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.32%) Nessus
10 1 (0.32%) QRadar
10 1 (0.32%) SCOM
10 1 (0.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 162 (52.09%) Microsoft
2 50 (16.08%) Google
3 39 (12.54%) VMware
4 34 (10.93%) NEC
4 34 (10.93%) Northgate
5 24 (7.72%) Citrix
6 21 (6.75%) Cisco
7 12 (3.86%) Qualys
8 11 (3.54%) Apple
8 11 (3.54%) Rapid7
9 9 (2.89%) Adobe
9 9 (2.89%) Sophos
10 8 (2.57%) McAfee
10 8 (2.57%) Veeam
11 7 (2.25%) Splunk
12 6 (1.93%) Freshdesk
12 6 (1.93%) Meraki
12 6 (1.93%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.61%) Extreme Networks
14 2 (0.64%) Samsung