The table below looks at the statistics for the Cybersecurity Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cybersecurity Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity Specialist
Rank 919 930 934
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 16 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.007% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 2
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £45,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -30.76%

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
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Cybersecurity Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +28 15 £55,000 +22.22% 1
London - 8 £52,500 - 1
South East +18 3 - -
South West -11 3 £55,000 +22.22%
Gloucestershire +4 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Cheltenham +3 2 £55,000 +22.22%
Abingdon - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
North West +27 1 - -
Berkshire -9 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £71,500 -
Windsor - 1 - -

Cybersecurity Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cybersecurity Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Cybersecurity Specialist in their job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (52.94%) Information Security
3 17 (50.00%) Firewall
4 14 (41.18%) CISSP
5 12 (35.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 11 (32.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (29.41%) SIEM
8 9 (26.47%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (26.47%) Network Security
8 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
8 9 (26.47%) Windows
8 9 (26.47%) CheckPoint
9 8 (23.53%) Intel Security
9 8 (23.53%) DNS
9 8 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (20.59%) Risk Assessment
10 7 (20.59%) DHCP
10 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
10 7 (20.59%) Threat Modelling
10 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
10 7 (20.59%) Security Operations
11 6 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (17.65%) Sophos
11 6 (17.65%) MPLS
11 6 (17.65%) Junos
11 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (17.65%) Anomaly Detection
11 6 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (17.65%) VLAN
11 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001

Cybersecurity Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Cybersecurity Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Cybersecurity Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (26.47%) Network Security
2 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
3 8 (23.53%) DNS
4 7 (20.59%) DHCP
5 6 (17.65%) Junos
5 6 (17.65%) MPLS
5 6 (17.65%) VLAN
6 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (14.71%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (5.88%) LAN
7 2 (5.88%) tcpdump
7 2 (5.88%) WAN
8 1 (2.94%) FTP
8 1 (2.94%) HTTP
8 1 (2.94%) Internet
8 1 (2.94%) SMTP
8 1 (2.94%) WebEx
8 1 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Legal
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.94%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) WSH
1 1 (2.94%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Cyberthreat
2 4 (11.76%) SCADA
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (2.94%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (2.94%) Solaris
4 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (52.94%) Information Security
3 12 (35.29%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 11 (32.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (29.41%) SIEM
6 9 (26.47%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (20.59%) Risk Assessment
8 7 (20.59%) Security Operations
8 7 (20.59%) Threat Modelling
9 6 (17.65%) Anomaly Detection
9 6 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
10 3 (8.82%) Information Security Management
10 3 (8.82%) ITIL
10 3 (8.82%) Security Management
10 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.88%) Change Management
11 2 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (2.94%) C
2 1 (2.94%) C++
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.94%) Perl
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) Ruby
2 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) CISSP
2 5 (14.71%) CEH
2 5 (14.71%) CISA
2 5 (14.71%) CISM
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.82%) CCNA
4 3 (8.82%) MCP
4 3 (8.82%) MCSA
4 3 (8.82%) MCSE
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) CCDP
6 1 (2.94%) CCNP
6 1 (2.94%) CISMP
6 1 (2.94%) EnCE
6 1 (2.94%) GIAC
6 1 (2.94%) GREM
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.82%) ISO27002
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.94%) EnCase
2 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) CheckPoint
2 8 (23.53%) Intel Security
3 6 (17.65%) Sophos
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
5 3 (8.82%) F5
5 3 (8.82%) Fortinet
5 3 (8.82%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.94%) Juniper
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.94%) Sourcefire
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Oho Group Ltd.
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