NCSC Jobs with Work from Home Options

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > Work from Home

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 18 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
18 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 477 511 671
Rank change year-on-year +34 +160 -175
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 106 177 165
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.31% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.47% 2.70% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 83 153 111
10th Percentile £50,000 £49,850 £43,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £55,638 £57,328
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,202 £70,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.00% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £70,625 £81,000 £80,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £66,000
% change year-on-year -7.14% +6.06% +1.54%

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home

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

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 4,295 6,564 10,309
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 12.70% 14.87% 15.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,296 4,399 5,970
10th Percentile £34,905 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £73,750 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,875 £92,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +2.42%

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Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

NCSC trend for jobs with a WFH option

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Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

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

NCSC salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

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Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing NCSC over the 6 months to 18 April 2024.

NCSC salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

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Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities with WFH Options by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Exchange
2 1 (0.94%) Apache
2 1 (0.94%) Drupal
2 1 (0.94%) nginx
2 1 (0.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.64%) Azure
2 15 (14.15%) AWS
3 12 (11.32%) GitHub
3 12 (11.32%) GitHub Actions
4 8 (7.55%) Azure DevOps
4 8 (7.55%) IaaS
4 8 (7.55%) Microsoft 365
4 8 (7.55%) PaaS
4 8 (7.55%) SaaS
5 6 (5.66%) GCP
6 4 (3.77%) AWS CodeBuild
6 4 (3.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.94%) AWS Control Tower
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.94%) Entra ID
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.38%) Network Security
3 10 (9.43%) Firewall
4 6 (5.66%) Wireshark
5 4 (3.77%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.94%) 4G
7 1 (0.94%) 5G
7 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) JIRA
2 7 (6.60%) SonarQube
3 4 (3.77%) Terragrunt
4 1 (0.94%) Git
4 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 26 (24.53%) Finance
2 21 (19.81%) Social Skills
3 20 (18.87%) Public Sector
4 14 (13.21%) Telecoms
5 10 (9.43%) Aerospace
5 10 (9.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 7 (6.60%) Influencing Skills
7 6 (5.66%) Military
8 5 (4.72%) Legal
9 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.89%) Local Government
10 2 (1.89%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.89%) Public Speaking
10 2 (1.89%) Publishing
11 1 (0.94%) Law
11 1 (0.94%) Police
11 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (25.47%) Consultant
2 21 (19.81%) Security Consultant
3 15 (14.15%) Analyst
3 15 (14.15%) Security Analyst
4 14 (13.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 11 (10.38%) Managing Consultant
5 11 (10.38%) Senior
6 9 (8.49%) Lead
6 9 (8.49%) Product Owner
6 9 (8.49%) Senior Product Owner
7 7 (6.60%) Security Manager
8 6 (5.66%) Architect
8 6 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 6 (5.66%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 6 (5.66%) Email Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) IT Security Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Security Specialist
8 6 (5.66%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 6 (5.66%) Vulnerability Management Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.60%) ARM Templates
1 7 (6.60%) Azure Blueprints
2 4 (3.77%) ModSecurity
3 1 (0.94%) JSON
3 1 (0.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (42.45%) Management Information System
2 23 (21.70%) Operational Technology
3 15 (14.15%) Cyber Threat
4 11 (10.38%) Cyber Defence
5 9 (8.49%) Cyberattack
5 9 (8.49%) Product Ownership
6 7 (6.60%) Onboarding
7 6 (5.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 6 (5.66%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.89%) NHS
9 1 (0.94%) CESG
9 1 (0.94%) PKI
9 1 (0.94%) Security Posture
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.66%) Linux
1 6 (5.66%) Windows
2 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (82.08%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (46.23%) Risk Management
3 45 (42.45%) Mentoring
4 37 (34.91%) Information Security
5 27 (25.47%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (24.53%) SIEM
7 23 (21.70%) Security Architecture
8 21 (19.81%) Agile
9 20 (18.87%) Coaching
10 19 (17.92%) Information Assurance
11 18 (16.98%) Data Protection
11 18 (16.98%) Security Operations
12 17 (16.04%) Line Management
12 17 (16.04%) Project Delivery
12 17 (16.04%) Project Management
13 14 (13.21%) Architectural Patterns
14 13 (12.26%) Incident Response
15 12 (11.32%) MITRE ATT&CK
15 12 (11.32%) Software Engineering
15 12 (11.32%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) Python
2 5 (4.72%) Bash
2 5 (4.72%) C
2 5 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.94%) Go
4 1 (0.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (51.89%) Security Cleared
2 41 (38.68%) SC Cleared
3 33 (31.13%) CISSP
4 30 (28.30%) CISM
5 23 (21.70%) Degree
6 19 (17.92%) CRISC
7 15 (14.15%) CEH
8 14 (13.21%) CASP
8 14 (13.21%) DV Cleared
9 11 (10.38%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (7.55%) CISA
11 5 (4.72%) MBCS
11 5 (4.72%) PCI QSA
12 3 (2.83%) ISACA
12 3 (2.83%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 3 (2.83%) Master's Degree
13 2 (1.89%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (1.89%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.89%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (41.51%) NIST
2 35 (33.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (14.15%) GDPR
3 15 (14.15%) PCI DSS
4 14 (13.21%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (11.32%) GRC
6 9 (8.49%) JSP 440
6 9 (8.49%) NIST 800
7 8 (7.55%) RMADS
8 6 (5.66%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 3 (2.83%) ISO 31000
11 2 (1.89%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) Terraform
2 7 (6.60%) Ansible
2 7 (6.60%) Kubernetes
3 6 (5.66%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.94%) Check_MK
4 1 (0.94%) Progress Chef
4 1 (0.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.43%) Splunk
3 9 (8.49%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.66%) Qualys
5 2 (1.89%) Facebook
5 2 (1.89%) Google
6 1 (0.94%) CA
6 1 (0.94%) Cisco
6 1 (0.94%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.94%) Juniper