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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 NCSC skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited NCSC over the 6 months to 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 689 584 275
Rank change year-on-year -105 -309 +60
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 185 50 20
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.24% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.51% 0.92% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 148 45 8
10th Percentile £40,875 £53,000 £36,000
25th Percentile £50,900 £57,500 £38,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £67,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.70% +28.57% -12.50%
75th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 -
UK median annual salary £61,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.38% +8.33% -14.29%

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.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 12,285 5,427 941
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 16.14% 13.31% 10.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6,503 3,641 764
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,500
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 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +2.80% +1.90% +5.00%

NCSC
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

NCSC
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

NCSC
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 12 August 2022.

NCSC salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, NCSC 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 NCSC.

1 116 (62.70%) Cybersecurity
2 98 (52.97%) CISSP
3 80 (43.24%) Information Security
4 71 (38.38%) Security Cleared
5 69 (37.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 68 (36.76%) CISM
7 66 (35.68%) SC Cleared
8 55 (29.73%) Management Information System
9 52 (28.11%) Finance
10 51 (27.57%) Social Skills
11 48 (25.95%) NIST
11 48 (25.95%) Risk Management
12 45 (24.32%) Security Architecture
13 41 (22.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 38 (20.54%) Azure
15 36 (19.46%) Decision-Making
16 34 (18.38%) Risk Assessment
16 34 (18.38%) Data Protection
17 33 (17.84%) JSP 440
17 33 (17.84%) Penetration Testing
18 32 (17.30%) GDPR
19 31 (16.76%) Cyber Essentials
19 31 (16.76%) Information Assurance
20 30 (16.22%) Project Delivery
21 27 (14.59%) AWS
22 26 (14.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
23 25 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
24 24 (12.97%) Security Management
24 24 (12.97%) Information Security Management
24 24 (12.97%) Vulnerability Assessment

NCSC
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 1 (0.54%) IIS
1 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (20.54%) Azure
2 27 (14.59%) AWS
3 17 (9.19%) SaaS
4 11 (5.95%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (5.41%) IaaS
6 9 (4.86%) PaaS
7 7 (3.78%) Power Platform
8 6 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (1.08%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.54%) GCP
10 1 (0.54%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.65%) Firewall
2 11 (5.95%) Wireless
3 10 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.32%) Network Security
4 8 (4.32%) Unified Communications
5 7 (3.78%) IPsec
5 7 (3.78%) MPLS
5 7 (3.78%) SSL
5 7 (3.78%) WAN
6 5 (2.70%) VPN
7 4 (2.16%) SD-WAN
8 3 (1.62%) 3G
8 3 (1.62%) 5G
8 3 (1.62%) CATAPAN
8 3 (1.62%) HTTP
8 3 (1.62%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.62%) L2TP
8 3 (1.62%) LAN
8 3 (1.62%) SNMP
8 3 (1.62%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (2.16%) Power BI
1 4 (2.16%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) JIRA
1 1 (0.54%) Snyk
General
1 52 (28.11%) Finance
2 51 (27.57%) Social Skills
3 16 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.65%) Public Sector
4 12 (6.49%) Legal
5 11 (5.95%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 6 (3.24%) Military
6 6 (3.24%) Police
6 6 (3.24%) Retail
6 6 (3.24%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.08%) Advertising
7 2 (1.08%) Electronics
7 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.08%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (24.86%) Architect
2 35 (18.92%) Security Architect
3 32 (17.30%) Analyst
4 26 (14.05%) Consultant
4 26 (14.05%) Security Analyst
5 19 (10.27%) Security Consultant
6 17 (9.19%) Security Manager
7 13 (7.03%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 13 (7.03%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 13 (7.03%) Information Manager
8 12 (6.49%) Information Security Manager
8 12 (6.49%) Tester
9 11 (5.95%) Cybersecurity Architect
9 11 (5.95%) Penetration Tester
10 10 (5.41%) Domain Architect
10 10 (5.41%) Information Analyst
10 10 (5.41%) Information Security Analyst
10 10 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.32%) Auditor
11 8 (4.32%) Security Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.16%) Web Services
2 3 (1.62%) ModSecurity
3 2 (1.08%) .NET
3 2 (1.08%) SAML
4 1 (0.54%) ARM Templates
4 1 (0.54%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 55 (29.73%) Management Information System
2 24 (12.97%) Data Protection Act
3 21 (11.35%) Cyberattack
4 11 (5.95%) IoT
4 11 (5.95%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.32%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (3.78%) Blog
7 5 (2.70%) NHS
7 5 (2.70%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.16%) Replication
9 3 (1.62%) CESG
9 3 (1.62%) Industry 4.0
9 3 (1.62%) PKI
10 2 (1.08%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.54%) BYOD
11 1 (0.54%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.95%) Linux
1 11 (5.95%) Windows
2 5 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.62%) Android
3 3 (1.62%) Unix
4 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (62.70%) Cybersecurity
2 80 (43.24%) Information Security
3 48 (25.95%) Risk Management
4 45 (24.32%) Security Architecture
5 36 (19.46%) Decision-Making
6 34 (18.38%) Data Protection
6 34 (18.38%) Risk Assessment
7 33 (17.84%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (16.76%) Information Assurance
9 30 (16.22%) Project Delivery
10 24 (12.97%) Information Security Management
10 24 (12.97%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (12.97%) Security Management
10 24 (12.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 23 (12.43%) Business Continuity
11 23 (12.43%) Incident Response
12 18 (9.73%) Agile
12 18 (9.73%) TOGAF
13 17 (9.19%) Business Continuity Management
13 17 (9.19%) Facilities Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.41%) Java
2 5 (2.70%) Python
3 2 (1.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (52.97%) CISSP
2 71 (38.38%) Security Cleared
3 68 (36.76%) CISM
4 66 (35.68%) SC Cleared
5 25 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (12.43%) CESG Certified Professional
6 23 (12.43%) CISA
6 23 (12.43%) CISMP
7 22 (11.89%) DV Cleared
8 21 (11.35%) CRISC
9 19 (10.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 19 (10.27%) CREST Certified
10 18 (9.73%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 13 (7.03%) Degree
11 13 (7.03%) OSCP
12 10 (5.41%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (3.24%) Cyber Scheme
14 5 (2.70%) CCNA
14 5 (2.70%) GIAC
15 4 (2.16%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (37.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (25.95%) NIST
3 41 (22.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 33 (17.84%) JSP 440
5 32 (17.30%) GDPR
6 31 (16.76%) Cyber Essentials
7 26 (14.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 23 (12.43%) RMADS
9 22 (11.89%) ISO 22301
10 17 (9.19%) BS25999
11 16 (8.65%) PCI DSS
12 12 (6.49%) ISO 31000
13 10 (5.41%) NIST 800
14 9 (4.86%) COBIT
14 9 (4.86%) GRC
15 8 (4.32%) Government Security Classifications
16 6 (3.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 5 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 5 (2.70%) SOC 2
17 5 (2.70%) SOC 3
System Software
1 12 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.70%) Docker
4 3 (1.62%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.08%) Firmware
6 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (1.62%) Terraform
2 2 (1.08%) Ansible
3 1 (0.54%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (0.54%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.54%) Nessus
3 1 (0.54%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.78%) VMware
3 5 (2.70%) Cisco
3 5 (2.70%) IBM
3 5 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.16%) Citrix
5 3 (1.62%) Juniper
5 3 (1.62%) McAfee
5 3 (1.62%) Palo Alto
5 3 (1.62%) SolarWinds
6 2 (1.08%) Qualys
6 2 (1.08%) SAP
7 1 (0.54%) Dell
7 1 (0.54%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.54%) Google
7 1 (0.54%) IPFX
7 1 (0.54%) Sophos
7 1 (0.54%) Splunk