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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity Specialist
Rank 836 953 975
Rank change year-on-year
+117 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 54 10 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.010% 0.004%
Number of salaries quoted 34 10 4
Median salary £57,500 £77,500 £53,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.80% +44.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,976 £49,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £85,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £41,362 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+32.97% -24.79%

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
90486 104724 110047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.27% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 75738 87307 89008
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 October 2016 within the UK.

Cybersecurity Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Top 21 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 1 October 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 +98 52 £57,500 -25.80% 5
South East +78 16 - - 1
London +69 15 £75,000 -6.25%
Oxfordshire - 15 - - 1
Abingdon - 15 - - 1
West Midlands - 8 £55,000 - 2
Birmingham - 7 £55,000 - 1
South West - 6 £50,000 - 2
Yorkshire +38 5 £50,000 +20.88%
Leeds +29 4 £50,000 +20.88%
West Yorkshire +20 4 £50,000 +20.88%
Swindon - 3 £50,000 -
Cheltenham - 3 £57,500 - 2
Wiltshire - 3 £50,000 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £57,500 - 2
Manchester - 2 £70,000 -
North West - 2 £70,000 -
Berkshire +32 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 86 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (55.81%) Information Security
3 35 (40.70%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (38.37%) SIEM
4 33 (38.37%) Security Cleared
5 27 (31.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (30.23%) ITIL
6 26 (30.23%) CISSP
7 25 (29.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (27.91%) SC Cleared
9 22 (25.58%) Security Operations
10 21 (24.42%) DV Cleared
11 20 (23.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 18 (20.93%) CISM
13 16 (18.60%) Windows
13 16 (18.60%) Firewall
13 16 (18.60%) Cyber Attack
13 16 (18.60%) Security Operations Centre
14 15 (17.44%) Threat Modelling
14 15 (17.44%) Change Management
14 15 (17.44%) TCP/IP
14 15 (17.44%) Sophos
14 15 (17.44%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (16.28%) Intel Security
15 14 (16.28%) CISA
15 14 (16.28%) C
15 14 (16.28%) Java
15 14 (16.28%) Security Management
15 14 (16.28%) Risk Assessment
16 13 (15.12%) Active Directory

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.16%) MS Project
1 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.33%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.60%) Firewall
2 15 (17.44%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.63%) Network Security
4 8 (9.30%) DHCP
4 8 (9.30%) DNS
4 8 (9.30%) Junos
4 8 (9.30%) MPLS
4 8 (9.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) AppScan
1 3 (3.49%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Law
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Cyber Attack
1 16 (18.60%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (10.47%) PKI
3 6 (6.98%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.33%) CESG
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.60%) Windows
2 13 (15.12%) Windows Server
3 10 (11.63%) Linux
4 5 (5.81%) Unix
5 3 (3.49%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 48 (55.81%) Information Security
3 35 (40.70%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (38.37%) SIEM
5 27 (31.40%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (30.23%) ITIL
7 22 (25.58%) Security Operations
8 20 (23.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 15 (17.44%) Change Management
9 15 (17.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (17.44%) Threat Modelling
10 14 (16.28%) Risk Assessment
10 14 (16.28%) Security Management
11 13 (15.12%) Threat Detection
12 12 (13.95%) Malware Analysis
13 11 (12.79%) Data Loss Prevention
13 11 (12.79%) Incident Management
14 10 (11.63%) Security Testing
14 10 (11.63%) Threat Analysis
15 9 (10.47%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.28%) C
1 14 (16.28%) Java
2 4 (4.65%) C++
3 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.33%) Python
3 2 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (38.37%) Security Cleared
2 26 (30.23%) CISSP
3 24 (27.91%) SC Cleared
4 21 (24.42%) DV Cleared
5 18 (20.93%) CISM
6 14 (16.28%) CISA
7 10 (11.63%) CEH
8 8 (9.30%) Degree
9 5 (5.81%) SANS
10 4 (4.65%) CREST Certified
10 4 (4.65%) OSCP
11 3 (3.49%) GIAC
11 3 (3.49%) GPEN
11 3 (3.49%) Sun Certification
12 2 (2.33%) CHECK Team Leader
12 2 (2.33%) GCFA
13 1 (1.16%) ISSAP
13 1 (1.16%) QiCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (8.14%) GPG13
2 7 (8.14%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.33%) ISO27002
3 2 (2.33%) SSAE 16
4 1 (1.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) Nessus
2 2 (2.33%) logstash
2 2 (2.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (17.44%) Sophos
2 14 (16.28%) Intel Security
3 13 (15.12%) CheckPoint
3 13 (15.12%) Juniper
4 10 (11.63%) ArcSight
5 3 (3.49%) Qualys
6 2 (2.33%) Splunk
7 1 (1.16%) AlienVault
7 1 (1.16%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.16%) LogRhythm
Birmingham
Ifftner Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Perth, Perth & Kinross
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fife
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Aberdeen
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Linlithgow, West Lothian
The Army
Salary: Excellent Salary +Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
United Kingdom
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Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
West Midlands
Atos
Salary: Car allowance, Bonus, Helathcare
Posted: 16 days ago
Cheltenham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competative + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago