The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Cybersecurity Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity Specialist
UK
Rank 829 913 942
Rank change year-on-year
+84 +29
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 15 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.016% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.017% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 9
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £50,000 £39,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £66,100 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £56,250 - £46,250

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
80036 96313 101493
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.47% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 66452 80820 84362
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

Cybersecurity Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Cybersecurity Specialist in the job title.

Cybersecurity Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist within the UK.

Cybersecurity Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 within the UK.

Cybersecurity Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +88 15 £60,000 +9.09%
South East +69 10 £60,000 -
Oxfordshire +25 7 - -
Abingdon +7 5 - -
London +58 3 £72,500 +31.81%
West Midlands +13 2 £50,250 -
Surrey - 2 £60,000 -
Berkshire +48 1 - -
Horley - 1 £60,000 -
Coventry - 1 £48,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £52,500 -

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Cybersecurity Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Cybersecurity Specialist in the job title.

1 52 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (71.15%) Information Security
3 32 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (38.46%) CISSP
5 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 18 (34.62%) Threat Modelling
7 17 (32.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 17 (32.69%) CISM
7 17 (32.69%) Security Operations
8 16 (30.77%) CISA
9 15 (28.85%) Sophos
9 15 (28.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (28.85%) Security Operations Centre
10 14 (26.92%) PCI DSS
10 14 (26.92%) SIEM
10 14 (26.92%) ITIL
11 13 (25.00%) Windows
11 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 13 (25.00%) SANS
11 13 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
12 12 (23.08%) Linux
12 12 (23.08%) Security Management
13 11 (21.15%) GIAC
13 11 (21.15%) DV Cleared
13 11 (21.15%) PKI
13 11 (21.15%) Degree
13 11 (21.15%) CREST Certified
13 11 (21.15%) SSAE 16
13 11 (21.15%) Virtual Environments

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (15.38%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) Firewall
1 6 (11.54%) Network Security
2 2 (3.85%) DHCP
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) Junos
2 2 (3.85%) MPLS
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) VPN
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Big Data
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
1 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (21.15%) PKI
3 5 (9.62%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (9.62%) Cyber Defence
4 2 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.92%) FMCG
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) Unix
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (71.15%) Information Security
3 26 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 18 (34.62%) Threat Modelling
5 17 (32.69%) Security Operations
5 17 (32.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 15 (28.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (26.92%) ITIL
7 14 (26.92%) SIEM
8 13 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
9 12 (23.08%) Security Management
10 11 (21.15%) Data Loss Prevention
10 11 (21.15%) Virtual Environments
11 10 (19.23%) Information Security Management
11 10 (19.23%) Presales
11 10 (19.23%) Security Auditing
11 10 (19.23%) Server Hardening
11 10 (19.23%) Threat Detection
12 8 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (15.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 8 (15.38%) Python
2 3 (5.77%) C
2 3 (5.77%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) C++
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) CISSP
1 20 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 17 (32.69%) CISM
3 16 (30.77%) CISA
4 13 (25.00%) SANS
4 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 11 (21.15%) CREST Certified
5 11 (21.15%) Degree
5 11 (21.15%) DV Cleared
5 11 (21.15%) GIAC
6 8 (15.38%) GCFA
6 8 (15.38%) GPEN
6 8 (15.38%) OSCP
7 3 (5.77%) CEH
8 1 (1.92%) CRISC
8 1 (1.92%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (61.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (26.92%) PCI DSS
3 11 (21.15%) SSAE 16
4 10 (19.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) logstash
1 8 (15.38%) WMI
2 1 (1.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.92%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Sophos
2 8 (15.38%) Splunk
3 3 (5.77%) Intel Security
4 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.85%) CA
4 2 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.85%) ForgeRock
4 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
4 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 2 (3.85%) Juniper
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.85%) NetIQ
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
4 2 (3.85%) Tufin
5 1 (1.92%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.92%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.92%) LogRhythm
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