Period
to 18 January 2022

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 January 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 459 317 265
Rank change year-on-year -142 -52 +16
Permanent jobs citing NCSC 87 22 20
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.30% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.08% 2.00% 2.77%
Number of salaries quoted 87 14 13
10th Percentile £52,500 £49,875 £67,500
25th Percentile £62,500 £59,063 £70,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £68,750 £73,750
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% -6.78% -10.61%
75th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £76,875
90th Percentile £95,000 £79,500 £112,500
UK median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £69,591
% change year-on-year +3.85% -6.60% +15.99%

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 4,178 1,099 721
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 14.43% 10.52% 9.87%
Number of salaries quoted 2,940 890 589
10th Percentile £33,320 £31,250 £36,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,150 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% -8.70% +4.55%
75th Percentile £73,750 £68,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £80,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%

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 18 January 2022.

NCSC salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, NCSC job roles required the following IT 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 51 (58.62%) CISSP
1 51 (58.62%) Security Architecture
2 48 (55.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (51.72%) Azure
4 37 (42.53%) Information Security
5 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
6 34 (39.08%) Risk Management
6 34 (39.08%) Cybersecurity
7 33 (37.93%) CISM
7 33 (37.93%) NIST
8 31 (35.63%) AWS
9 23 (26.44%) CESG Certified Professional
10 22 (25.29%) TOGAF
10 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
11 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (20.69%) ISMS
12 18 (20.69%) Information Assurance
13 17 (19.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 17 (19.54%) Security Management
14 16 (18.39%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (18.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 16 (18.39%) DevSecOps
15 15 (17.24%) Information Security Management
16 14 (16.09%) Firewall
16 14 (16.09%) RMADS
17 13 (14.94%) CEH
17 13 (14.94%) Windows
17 13 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 13 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27005

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 3 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.15%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 45 (51.72%) Azure
2 31 (35.63%) AWS
3 6 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (5.75%) GCP
5 3 (3.45%) IaaS
5 3 (3.45%) PaaS
6 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.15%) GitHub
6 1 (1.15%) HP Helion
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (1.15%) SaaS
6 1 (1.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) Firewall
2 7 (8.05%) Network Security
3 4 (4.60%) SSL
3 4 (4.60%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.15%) IPsec
4 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.15%) RTP
4 1 (1.15%) SAN
4 1 (1.15%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.15%) VPN
4 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.15%) git-flow
2 1 (1.15%) GitLab
General
1 12 (13.79%) Social Skills
2 10 (11.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.90%) Public Sector
4 6 (6.90%) Public Speaking
5 3 (3.45%) Legal
6 2 (2.30%) Law
6 2 (2.30%) Marketing
6 2 (2.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 35 (40.23%) Architect
2 34 (39.08%) Security Architect
3 17 (19.54%) Consultant
4 12 (13.79%) Security Manager
5 11 (12.64%) Security Consultant
6 9 (10.34%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 8 (9.20%) Information Security Consultant
8 7 (8.05%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (8.05%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 7 (8.05%) Information Manager
8 7 (8.05%) Information Security Manager
8 7 (8.05%) Lead Architect
8 7 (8.05%) Lead Security Architect
9 5 (5.75%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 5 (5.75%) SOC Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Information Assurance Consultant
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Manager
11 3 (3.45%) Security Specialist
12 2 (2.30%) Information Security Specialist
12 2 (2.30%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) SAML
2 2 (2.30%) ARM Templates
2 2 (2.30%) JSON Web Signature
2 2 (2.30%) OAuth
2 2 (2.30%) OpenID
3 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.15%) CSS
3 1 (1.15%) CSS3
3 1 (1.15%) Java EE
3 1 (1.15%) LDAP
3 1 (1.15%) PySpark
3 1 (1.15%) React
3 1 (1.15%) RESTful
3 1 (1.15%) Spring
3 1 (1.15%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.15%) Spring Security
3 1 (1.15%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.64%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.20%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (8.05%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (3.45%) Cyberattack
6 2 (2.30%) PKI
6 2 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.30%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.15%) BYOD
7 1 (1.15%) Cloud Native
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.94%) Windows
2 9 (10.34%) Linux
3 4 (4.60%) Android
3 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.15%) CentOS
5 1 (1.15%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (58.62%) Security Architecture
2 37 (42.53%) Information Security
3 34 (39.08%) Cybersecurity
3 34 (39.08%) Risk Management
4 22 (25.29%) TOGAF
5 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (20.69%) Information Assurance
6 18 (20.69%) ISMS
7 17 (19.54%) Security Management
8 16 (18.39%) DevSecOps
8 16 (18.39%) Risk Assessment
9 15 (17.24%) Information Security Management
10 13 (14.94%) SABSA
11 12 (13.79%) OWASP
12 11 (12.64%) Open Source
12 11 (12.64%) SDLC
12 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (11.49%) Internal Audit
13 10 (11.49%) Migration
13 10 (11.49%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.75%) SQL
3 3 (3.45%) Python
4 2 (2.30%) C
5 1 (1.15%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) Julia
5 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 51 (58.62%) CISSP
2 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
3 33 (37.93%) CISM
4 23 (26.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
6 19 (21.84%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (19.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 13 (14.94%) CEH
9 12 (13.79%) CISA
10 9 (10.34%) ISSAP
11 7 (8.05%) CCSP
11 7 (8.05%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 6 (6.90%) CRISC
12 6 (6.90%) ISACA
12 6 (6.90%) PCI QSA
13 4 (4.60%) Degree
13 4 (4.60%) DV Cleared
14 2 (2.30%) IISP
14 2 (2.30%) MCSE
14 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (55.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (37.93%) NIST
3 16 (18.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 14 (16.09%) RMADS
5 13 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (14.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 12 (13.79%) JSP 440
7 10 (11.49%) Cyber Essentials
8 9 (10.34%) GDPR
8 9 (10.34%) PCI DSS
9 1 (1.15%) BS25999
9 1 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (1.15%) GRC
9 1 (1.15%) IASME
9 1 (1.15%) ISO 22301
9 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (1.15%) QA
9 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) Nessus
2 5 (5.75%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.45%) Terraform
5 2 (2.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.15%) Ansible
6 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.60%) Apple
2 4 (4.60%) Samsung
3 3 (3.45%) Google
4 2 (2.30%) VMware
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco
5 1 (1.15%) Qualys
5 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.15%) Salesforce.com