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 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity Specialist
Rank 857 973 993
Rank change year-on-year
+116 +20
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 57 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.008% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.009% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 42 8 1
Median salary £65,000 £68,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.45% +61.76%
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.76%

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
94162 105563 113042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.38% 96.20% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 79243 87474 91242
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 August 2016 within the UK.

Cybersecurity Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Top 22 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 August 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 +86 57 £65,000 -5.45%
London +84 24 £75,000 -11.76%
South East +29 11 - -
Oxfordshire - 10 - -
Abingdon - 10 - -
West Midlands - 7 £55,000 -
Manchester - 6 £65,000 -
Birmingham - 6 £55,000 -
North West - 6 £65,000 -
Yorkshire +33 5 £50,000 +20.88%
Leeds +35 4 £50,000 +20.88%
West Yorkshire +27 4 £50,000 +20.88%
South West - 4 £50,000 -
City of London - 3 £72,500 -
Wiltshire - 3 £50,000 -
Swindon - 3 £50,000 -
Berkshire +12 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £42,500 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £42,500 -

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 80 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (53.75%) Information Security
3 35 (43.75%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (41.25%) SIEM
5 28 (35.00%) Security Cleared
6 25 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 24 (30.00%) ITIL
7 24 (30.00%) CISSP
7 24 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 21 (26.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 19 (23.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
10 17 (21.25%) Windows
10 17 (21.25%) Firewall
10 17 (21.25%) Security Operations
11 16 (20.00%) CISM
11 16 (20.00%) Change Management
11 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 15 (18.75%) Intel Security
13 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
13 14 (17.50%) Juniper
13 14 (17.50%) CheckPoint
13 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
14 13 (16.25%) C
14 13 (16.25%) Java
14 13 (16.25%) Cyber Attack
15 12 (15.00%) Threat Modelling
15 12 (15.00%) Malware Analysis
15 12 (15.00%) CISA
16 11 (13.75%) 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 (1.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Project
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) Firewall
2 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.25%) DHCP
3 9 (11.25%) DNS
3 9 (11.25%) Junos
3 9 (11.25%) MPLS
3 9 (11.25%) Network Security
3 9 (11.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) AppScan
1 3 (3.75%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (11.25%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Law
3 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Cyber Attack
2 11 (13.75%) Security Operations Centre
3 7 (8.75%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (7.50%) PKI
5 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.50%) CESG
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Windows
2 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.25%) Linux
4 4 (5.00%) Unix
5 3 (3.75%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (53.75%) Information Security
3 35 (43.75%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (41.25%) SIEM
5 25 (31.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 24 (30.00%) ITIL
7 21 (26.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 17 (21.25%) Security Operations
9 16 (20.00%) Change Management
10 12 (15.00%) Malware Analysis
10 12 (15.00%) Threat Modelling
11 11 (13.75%) Incident Management
11 11 (13.75%) Risk Assessment
11 11 (13.75%) Security Management
12 10 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (12.50%) Security Testing
12 10 (12.50%) Threat Analysis
12 10 (12.50%) Threat Detection
13 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) C
1 13 (16.25%) Java
2 3 (3.75%) C++
3 2 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 24 (30.00%) CISSP
2 24 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (21.25%) DV Cleared
4 16 (20.00%) CISM
5 12 (15.00%) CISA
6 9 (11.25%) CEH
7 6 (7.50%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) CREST Certified
8 3 (3.75%) SANS
8 3 (3.75%) Sun Certification
9 2 (2.50%) CHECK Team Leader
9 2 (2.50%) OSCP
10 1 (1.25%) GIAC
10 1 (1.25%) GPEN
10 1 (1.25%) ISSAP
10 1 (1.25%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.00%) GPG13
4 2 (2.50%) ISO27002
5 1 (1.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Intel Security
2 14 (17.50%) CheckPoint
2 14 (17.50%) Juniper
3 10 (12.50%) ArcSight
3 10 (12.50%) Sophos
4 3 (3.75%) Qualys
5 1 (1.25%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.25%) CA
5 1 (1.25%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.25%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.25%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.25%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle