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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity Specialist
Rank 903 947 1004
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 23 11 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.010% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.011% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 1
Median salary £57,500 £58,438 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.60% +11.30%
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%

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
94959 103109 113376
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.26% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79822 84547 92802
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 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 25 May 2016 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 25 May 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 +36 23 £57,500 -1.60% 2
London +3 11 £58,750 -1.05% 1
North West - 9 £62,500 -
Manchester - 9 £62,500 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £45,000 -
South West - 2 £45,000 -
City of London +41 1 £72,500 +26.77% 1
South East +17 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £42,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 39 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (56.41%) Information Security
3 18 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (38.46%) Firewall
4 15 (38.46%) SIEM
5 14 (35.90%) Windows
6 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 13 (33.33%) Change Management
6 13 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 13 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 12 (30.77%) Intel Security
8 11 (28.21%) Juniper
8 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
8 11 (28.21%) ITIL
8 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
8 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
9 10 (25.64%) Network Security
9 10 (25.64%) VLAN
9 10 (25.64%) Junos
9 10 (25.64%) DNS
9 10 (25.64%) DHCP
9 10 (25.64%) MPLS
10 8 (20.51%) Cyber Attack
10 8 (20.51%) C
10 8 (20.51%) Java
11 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
12 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
12 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
12 6 (15.38%) CISSP
12 6 (15.38%) Information Security Management

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 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Project
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) Firewall
2 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.64%) DHCP
3 10 (25.64%) DNS
3 10 (25.64%) Junos
3 10 (25.64%) MPLS
3 10 (25.64%) Network Security
3 10 (25.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (10.26%) Law
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Cyber Attack
2 5 (12.82%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (56.41%) Information Security
3 18 (46.15%) Penetration Testing
4 15 (38.46%) SIEM
5 13 (33.33%) Change Management
5 13 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 13 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 11 (28.21%) ITIL
7 6 (15.38%) Information Security Management
7 6 (15.38%) Security Management
8 5 (12.82%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (12.82%) Security Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Threat Analysis
9 4 (10.26%) Reverse Engineering
9 4 (10.26%) Threat Modelling
9 4 (10.26%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (7.69%) Ethical Hacking
10 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
10 3 (7.69%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) C
1 8 (20.51%) Java
2 3 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) CISSP
2 6 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) CISM
4 3 (7.69%) CEH
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.13%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) CISA
5 2 (5.13%) Sun Certification
6 1 (2.56%) CCDP
6 1 (2.56%) CCNP
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) EnCE
6 1 (2.56%) GCFA
6 1 (2.56%) GCIA
6 1 (2.56%) GCIH
6 1 (2.56%) GIAC
6 1 (2.56%) GREM
6 1 (2.56%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) ISO27002
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) EnCase
1 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 12 (30.77%) Intel Security
3 11 (28.21%) Juniper
4 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.13%) F5
4 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
4 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.56%) CA
5 1 (2.56%) ForgeRock
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.56%) NetIQ
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Sophos
5 1 (2.56%) Sourcefire
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