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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity Specialist
UK
Rank 849 937 947
Rank change year-on-year
+88 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 13 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.015% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.015% 0.007%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 6
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,913 £50,000 £38,750
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £64,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,652 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-16.99% +22.22%

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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
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 £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +70 11 £60,000 +9.09% 2
South East +81 6 £60,000 -
London +61 4 £72,500 +31.81% 2
Oxfordshire +21 3 - -
Abingdon +12 3 - -
Surrey - 3 £60,000 -
West Wales - 2 £31,304 - 1
Wales - 2 £31,304 - 1
Swansea - 2 £31,304 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £30,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £30,000 -

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 44 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (75.00%) Information Security
3 27 (61.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
6 14 (31.82%) Threat Modelling
6 14 (31.82%) CISSP
7 13 (29.55%) CISA
7 13 (29.55%) CISM
7 13 (29.55%) Windows
7 13 (29.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 13 (29.55%) PCI DSS
7 13 (29.55%) SIEM
7 13 (29.55%) SANS
7 13 (29.55%) Security Operations
8 12 (27.27%) Identity Access Management
8 12 (27.27%) Linux
8 12 (27.27%) ITIL
9 11 (25.00%) Sophos
9 11 (25.00%) GIAC
9 11 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (25.00%) SSAE 16
9 11 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
9 11 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
9 11 (25.00%) CREST Certified
10 10 (22.73%) Data Loss Prevention
10 10 (22.73%) PKI
11 9 (20.45%) Degree
11 9 (20.45%) Splunk
11 9 (20.45%) GPG13

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 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (18.18%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Firewall
1 7 (15.91%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 2 (4.55%) Junos
2 2 (4.55%) MPLS
2 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.55%) VLAN
3 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.27%) VPN
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
1 3 (6.82%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (22.73%) PKI
3 4 (9.09%) Cyber Attack
4 3 (6.82%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (6.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (75.00%) Information Security
3 24 (54.55%) Penetration Testing
4 14 (31.82%) Threat Modelling
5 13 (29.55%) Security Operations
5 13 (29.55%) SIEM
5 13 (29.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 12 (27.27%) Identity Access Management
6 12 (27.27%) ITIL
7 11 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (22.73%) Data Loss Prevention
9 9 (20.45%) Information Security Management
9 9 (20.45%) Presales
9 9 (20.45%) Security Auditing
9 9 (20.45%) Security Management
9 9 (20.45%) Server Hardening
9 9 (20.45%) Threat Detection
10 8 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (18.18%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Bash Shell
1 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 8 (18.18%) Python
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) C++
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.82%) CISSP
3 13 (29.55%) CISA
3 13 (29.55%) CISM
3 13 (29.55%) SANS
4 11 (25.00%) CREST Certified
4 11 (25.00%) GIAC
5 9 (20.45%) Degree
6 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
6 8 (18.18%) GCFA
6 8 (18.18%) GPEN
6 8 (18.18%) OSCP
6 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.27%) CCNP
7 1 (2.27%) CEH
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.27%) CRISC
7 1 (2.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (61.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (29.55%) PCI DSS
3 11 (25.00%) SSAE 16
4 9 (20.45%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) logstash
1 8 (18.18%) WMI
2 2 (4.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (4.55%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Sophos
2 9 (20.45%) Splunk
3 2 (4.55%) CA
3 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
3 2 (4.55%) ForgeRock
3 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
3 2 (4.55%) IBM
3 2 (4.55%) Intel Security
3 2 (4.55%) Juniper
3 2 (4.55%) LogRhythm
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) NetIQ
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Palo Alto
3 2 (4.55%) Tufin
4 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
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Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
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