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 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity Specialist
Rank 848 941 966
Rank change year-on-year
+93 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 29 17 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.016% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.017% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 10
Median salary £60,000 £55,750 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.62% +8.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,700 £46,250 £47,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,750 £56,500
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £55,750 £51,250
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +8.78%

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
87588 102541 110850
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 72774 85459 91721
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 December 2016 within the UK.

Cybersecurity Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Top 16 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 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +82 25 £57,500 +3.13%
South East +62 12 £60,000 +7.62%
Oxfordshire +32 9 - -
Abingdon +6 6 - -
West Midlands -5 6 £52,500 -
Birmingham - 5 £52,500 -
London +73 3 £82,500 +46.66%
South West - 3 £57,500 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £57,500 -
Cheltenham - 3 £57,500 -
Horley - 2 £60,000 -
Surrey - 2 £60,000 -
Berkshire +49 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £60,000 -
Coventry - 1 £48,000 -
North West - 1 £60,000 -

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 87 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 51 (58.62%) Information Security
3 39 (44.83%) Penetration Testing
3 39 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
5 33 (37.93%) SIEM
5 33 (37.93%) CISSP
6 26 (29.89%) ITIL
7 25 (28.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 25 (28.74%) SC Cleared
7 25 (28.74%) CISM
7 25 (28.74%) Security Operations
8 21 (24.14%) Threat Modelling
8 21 (24.14%) CISA
9 19 (21.84%) Security Management
10 18 (20.69%) Sophos
10 18 (20.69%) DV Cleared
10 18 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (20.69%) Security Operations Centre
10 18 (20.69%) Identity Access Management
10 18 (20.69%) Threat Detection
11 17 (19.54%) Data Loss Prevention
11 17 (19.54%) PCI DSS
12 16 (18.39%) PKI
13 15 (17.24%) Windows
14 14 (16.09%) Linux
14 14 (16.09%) Virtual Environments
14 14 (16.09%) Security Auditing
14 14 (16.09%) Server Hardening
15 13 (14.94%) Vulnerability Scanning

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 (2.30%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.30%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (5.75%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) Firewall
2 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.05%) Network Security
4 3 (3.45%) DHCP
4 3 (3.45%) DNS
4 3 (3.45%) Junos
4 3 (3.45%) MPLS
4 3 (3.45%) VLAN
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) Big Data
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) AppScan
1 3 (3.45%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (8.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Law
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Security Operations Centre
2 16 (18.39%) PKI
3 8 (9.20%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (5.75%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.30%) CESG
6 1 (1.15%) FMCG
6 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.24%) Windows
2 14 (16.09%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.45%) Kali Linux
5 2 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 51 (58.62%) Information Security
3 39 (44.83%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (37.93%) SIEM
5 26 (29.89%) ITIL
6 25 (28.74%) Security Operations
6 25 (28.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 21 (24.14%) Threat Modelling
8 19 (21.84%) Security Management
9 18 (20.69%) Identity Access Management
9 18 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
9 18 (20.69%) Threat Detection
10 17 (19.54%) Data Loss Prevention
11 14 (16.09%) Security Auditing
11 14 (16.09%) Server Hardening
11 14 (16.09%) Virtual Environments
12 13 (14.94%) Information Security Management
12 13 (14.94%) Presales
12 13 (14.94%) Risk Assessment
12 13 (14.94%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) C
1 6 (6.90%) Java
2 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
2 5 (5.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.75%) Python
3 3 (3.45%) SQL
4 2 (2.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 35 (40.23%) Security Cleared
2 33 (37.93%) CISSP
3 25 (28.74%) CISM
3 25 (28.74%) SC Cleared
4 21 (24.14%) CISA
5 18 (20.69%) DV Cleared
6 13 (14.94%) SANS
7 12 (13.79%) Degree
8 10 (11.49%) CREST Certified
9 9 (10.34%) GIAC
10 7 (8.05%) CEH
10 7 (8.05%) OSCP
11 6 (6.90%) GPEN
12 5 (5.75%) GCFA
13 2 (2.30%) CHECK Team Leader
14 1 (1.15%) ISSAP
14 1 (1.15%) SSCP
14 1 (1.15%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (44.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (19.54%) PCI DSS
3 13 (14.94%) GPG13
4 8 (9.20%) SSAE 16
5 1 (1.15%) COBIT
5 1 (1.15%) ISO27002
System Software
1 7 (8.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Nessus
2 5 (5.75%) logstash
2 5 (5.75%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (20.69%) Sophos
2 10 (11.49%) ArcSight
3 8 (9.20%) Intel Security
4 7 (8.05%) CheckPoint
4 7 (8.05%) Juniper
5 5 (5.75%) Splunk
6 3 (3.45%) Qualys
7 2 (2.30%) CA
7 2 (2.30%) ForgeRock
7 2 (2.30%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.30%) IBM
7 2 (2.30%) LogRhythm
7 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.30%) NetIQ
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle
7 2 (2.30%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.30%) Tufin
8 1 (1.15%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.15%) Forcepoint
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