The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 227 475 686
Rank change year-on-year
+248 +211
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1547 569 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.52% 0.54% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.64% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 1107 424 217
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Cybersecurity Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK.

Cybersecurity Salary Trend in the UK

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Cybersecurity Salary Histogram in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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 +242 1396 £60,000 +9.09% 292
London +205 514 £64,000 -1.53% 122
South East +136 350 £60,000 +14.28% 65
South West +111 257 £52,500 -4.54% 55
Gloucestershire +39 198 £50,000 -4.76% 47
Cheltenham +49 146 £55,000 +12.82% 28
Berkshire +56 119 £60,000 +6.66% 27
Hampshire +81 91 £50,000 +11.11% 2
City of London +103 90 £61,000 -7.92% 30
Surrey +18 66 £70,000 +40.00% 20
East of England +48 64 £55,000 - 6
Reading +40 64 £57,500 +4.54% 14
North West +33 57 £62,500 +35.13% 18
West Midlands -3 51 £58,500 +46.25% 11
Yorkshire +47 48 £45,000 +2.85% 12
West Yorkshire +37 47 £45,000 +2.85% 12
Oxfordshire +32 43 £57,500 +134.69% 3
Leeds +33 42 £46,250 +5.71% 12
Bristol +27 40 £60,000 +14.28% 1
East Midlands +12 39 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Manchester +46 35 £70,000 +55.55% 8
Scotland +22 35 £56,500 -16.29% 1
Birmingham +16 30 £60,000 +33.33% 8
Gloucester +4 27 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Glasgow - 27 £56,500 -
Leicestershire -4 23 £60,000 +33.33%
Hertfordshire +7 22 £65,000 +8.33%
Lutterworth +4 22 £60,000 +33.33%
Suffolk +6 20 £55,000 +22.90% 2
Ipswich +5 20 £55,000 +23.59% 2

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Cybersecurity also 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 that cited Cybersecurity.

1 861 (32.30%) Information Security
2 702 (26.33%) CISSP
3 645 (24.19%) Security Cleared
4 558 (20.93%) Degree
5 544 (20.41%) Finance
6 414 (15.53%) Firewall
7 408 (15.30%) Linux
8 400 (15.00%) Java
9 399 (14.97%) Windows
10 393 (14.74%) C++
11 383 (14.37%) Penetration Testing
12 375 (14.07%) SC Cleared
13 366 (13.73%) CISM
14 351 (13.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 351 (13.17%) SIEM
15 310 (11.63%) Python
16 297 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
17 293 (10.99%) C#
18 291 (10.92%) Software Engineering
19 288 (10.80%) C
20 285 (10.69%) Information Assurance
21 276 (10.35%) Management Information System
22 270 (10.13%) Network Security
23 269 (10.09%) Risk Management
23 269 (10.09%) Big Data
24 268 (10.05%) Security Architecture
25 261 (9.79%) DV Cleared
26 251 (9.41%) Telecoms
27 250 (9.38%) SQL
28 248 (9.30%) TCP/IP

Cybersecurity
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK citing Cybersecurity also 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 that cited Cybersecurity. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 109 (4.09%) Apache Pig
2 46 (1.73%) WebLogic
3 44 (1.65%) MS Exchange
4 42 (1.58%) Node.js
5 30 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
5 30 (1.13%) IIS
6 29 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (1.05%) Apache
8 24 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (0.79%) JBoss
10 19 (0.71%) Lync
11 18 (0.68%) Confluence
12 16 (0.60%) SharePoint
13 14 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 11 (0.41%) Apache Spark
15 9 (0.34%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.26%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.26%) SAS
17 6 (0.23%) nginx
18 5 (0.19%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 44 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 12 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.38%) MS Project
4 9 (0.34%) MS Office
5 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.038%) Maple
Business Applications
1 14 (0.53%) Lawson
2 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.19%) SAP GRC
2 5 (0.19%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.038%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (1.99%) SaaS
2 51 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.71%) Office 365
6 7 (0.26%) IaaS
7 5 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.11%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.075%) Heroku
11 1 (0.038%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.038%) GitHub
11 1 (0.038%) PaaS
11 1 (0.038%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 414 (15.53%) Firewall
2 270 (10.13%) Network Security
3 248 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 161 (6.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 86 (3.23%) LAN
6 83 (3.11%) DNS
6 83 (3.11%) WAN
7 72 (2.70%) VPN
8 70 (2.63%) Internet
9 55 (2.06%) HTTP
10 53 (1.99%) SSL
11 40 (1.50%) Wireshark
12 32 (1.20%) tcpdump
13 31 (1.16%) SAN
14 30 (1.13%) Wireless
15 29 (1.09%) Broadband
15 29 (1.09%) HTTPS
15 29 (1.09%) IPsec
16 27 (1.01%) LDAP
17 24 (0.90%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (10.09%) Big Data
2 137 (5.14%) Hadoop
3 117 (4.39%) SQL Server
4 109 (4.09%) Apache Hive
5 58 (2.18%) MySQL
6 42 (1.58%) NoSQL
7 27 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 27 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 20 (0.75%) Data Mining
9 16 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.53%) IBM BigInsights
11 13 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
12 9 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.34%) GIS
12 9 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (0.30%) OrientDB
14 7 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.23%) Informix
16 5 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 64 (2.40%) Metasploit
2 35 (1.31%) Selenium
3 27 (1.01%) JIRA
4 20 (0.75%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.75%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.53%) Burp Suite
6 12 (0.45%) Cucumber
7 10 (0.38%) JUnit
8 9 (0.34%) JMeter
8 9 (0.34%) WebDriver
9 8 (0.30%) Protractor
10 7 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
11 6 (0.23%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.19%) AppScan
13 4 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (0.15%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.15%) Subversion
13 4 (0.15%) TestLink
13 4 (0.15%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.15%) VersionOne
General
1 544 (20.41%) Finance
2 251 (9.41%) Telecoms
3 106 (3.98%) Banking
4 77 (2.89%) Marketing
5 68 (2.55%) Legal
6 67 (2.51%) Law
7 58 (2.18%) Retail
8 54 (2.03%) Military
9 40 (1.50%) Aerospace
10 28 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.86%) Electronics
12 22 (0.83%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.75%) Advertising
14 9 (0.34%) Local Government
15 8 (0.30%) Publishing
16 7 (0.26%) Games
17 5 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.19%) German Language
17 5 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 510 (19.13%) Consultant
2 432 (16.20%) Analyst
3 341 (12.79%) Security Consultant
4 322 (12.08%) Security Analyst
5 270 (10.13%) Architect
6 227 (8.51%) Security Manager
7 214 (8.03%) Security Architect
8 190 (7.13%) Developer
9 170 (6.38%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 149 (5.59%) Security Engineer
11 148 (5.55%) Software Engineer
12 125 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 117 (4.39%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 74 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
15 71 (2.66%) Graduate
16 66 (2.48%) Tester
17 65 (2.44%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 65 (2.44%) Information Security Consultant
18 63 (2.36%) Project Manager
19 60 (2.25%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (5.10%) HTML
2 109 (4.09%) Java EE
3 86 (3.23%) STL
4 81 (3.04%) .NET
5 80 (3.00%) CSS
5 80 (3.00%) J2EE
6 70 (2.63%) XML
7 66 (2.48%) HTML5
8 59 (2.21%) Web Services
9 51 (1.91%) Spring
10 42 (1.58%) REST
11 41 (1.54%) Hibernate
12 40 (1.50%) EJB
12 40 (1.50%) jQuery
13 39 (1.46%) AngularJS
14 36 (1.35%) CSS3
15 27 (1.01%) RESTful
16 18 (0.68%) Regular Expression
17 17 (0.64%) ASP.NET
18 15 (0.56%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 276 (10.35%) Management Information System
2 248 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 226 (8.48%) Computer Science
4 198 (7.43%) Cyberthreat
5 132 (4.95%) Cybercrime
6 130 (4.88%) Security Operations Centre
7 97 (3.64%) Cyber Attack
8 93 (3.49%) Mathematics
9 83 (3.11%) PKI
10 81 (3.04%) Cryptography
11 73 (2.74%) CESG
12 56 (2.10%) Visualisation
13 46 (1.73%) Data Centre
14 35 (1.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 34 (1.28%) User Experience
16 32 (1.20%) Digital Media
16 32 (1.20%) Smartcard
17 31 (1.16%) iPhone
18 30 (1.13%) Blackberry
19 28 (1.05%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 408 (15.30%) Linux
2 399 (14.97%) Windows
3 174 (6.53%) Unix
4 164 (6.15%) Android
5 124 (4.65%) Apple iOS
6 69 (2.59%) Windows Server
7 52 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (1.31%) VxWorks
11 34 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 32 (1.20%) Windows Phone
13 29 (1.09%) CentOS
14 28 (1.05%) Solaris
15 14 (0.53%) Windows 7
16 11 (0.41%) AIX
16 11 (0.41%) BlackBerry OS
17 10 (0.38%) FreeBSD
18 9 (0.34%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 861 (32.30%) Information Security
2 383 (14.37%) Penetration Testing
3 351 (13.17%) SIEM
4 297 (11.14%) Agile Software Development
5 291 (10.92%) Software Engineering
6 285 (10.69%) Information Assurance
7 269 (10.09%) Risk Management
8 268 (10.05%) Security Architecture
9 236 (8.85%) Ethical Hacking
10 234 (8.78%) Security Operations
11 220 (8.25%) ITIL
12 198 (7.43%) Reverse Engineering
13 167 (6.26%) Mentoring
14 153 (5.74%) Risk Assessment
15 144 (5.40%) Project Management
16 136 (5.10%) Analytics
17 124 (4.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 122 (4.58%) Mobile Development
19 118 (4.43%) Security Management
19 118 (4.43%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 400 (15.00%) Java
2 393 (14.74%) C++
3 310 (11.63%) Python
4 293 (10.99%) C#
5 288 (10.80%) C
6 250 (9.38%) SQL
7 173 (6.49%) JavaScript
8 121 (4.54%) Objective-C
9 107 (4.01%) Perl
10 77 (2.89%) Ruby
11 74 (2.78%) PHP
12 66 (2.48%) PowerShell
13 55 (2.06%) Bash Shell
14 19 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 18 (0.68%) VB
16 12 (0.45%) Assembly Language
17 11 (0.41%) R
18 10 (0.38%) Lisp
18 10 (0.38%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 702 (26.33%) CISSP
2 645 (24.19%) Security Cleared
3 558 (20.93%) Degree
4 375 (14.07%) SC Cleared
5 366 (13.73%) CISM
6 261 (9.79%) DV Cleared
7 243 (9.11%) GIAC
8 219 (8.21%) CISA
9 205 (7.69%) SANS
10 195 (7.31%) Cisco Certification
11 158 (5.93%) CCNA
12 138 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 136 (5.10%) CEH
14 130 (4.88%) MCSE
15 106 (3.98%) CLAS
16 105 (3.94%) SSCP
17 94 (3.53%) CESG Certified Professional
18 89 (3.34%) Linux+ Certification
19 72 (2.70%) GCIH
20 70 (2.63%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 351 (13.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 188 (7.05%) PCI DSS
3 80 (3.00%) COBIT
4 41 (1.54%) QA
5 33 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 25 (0.94%) RMADS
8 17 (0.64%) ISO27002
9 13 (0.49%) SLA
10 12 (0.45%) SSAE 16
11 9 (0.34%) Data Quality
12 6 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 5 (0.19%) HIPAA
14 3 (0.11%) GPG13
14 3 (0.11%) ISO13485
14 3 (0.11%) ISO22301
14 3 (0.11%) PA-DSS
15 2 (0.075%) FISMA
15 2 (0.075%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.075%) PMBOK
System Software
1 158 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 53 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (1.84%) Snort
4 17 (0.64%) HDFS
4 17 (0.64%) vSphere
5 14 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 13 (0.49%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.23%) NFS
8 4 (0.15%) Xen
9 3 (0.11%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.11%) Docker
9 3 (0.11%) Postfix
9 3 (0.11%) XenApp
10 2 (0.075%) ACF2
10 2 (0.075%) Firmware
10 2 (0.075%) vCloud
10 2 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.038%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.038%) UAG
11 1 (0.038%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 107 (4.01%) Nessus
2 90 (3.38%) Nmap
3 39 (1.46%) EnCase
4 29 (1.09%) QRadar
5 19 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
5 19 (0.71%) Endace
6 18 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 17 (0.64%) Oozie
8 14 (0.53%) Ambari
9 11 (0.41%) OpenVAS
9 11 (0.41%) SCOM
10 10 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
12 7 (0.26%) AirWatch
12 7 (0.26%) Ansible
12 7 (0.26%) HP Fortify
12 7 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.23%) CiscoWorks
13 6 (0.23%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.23%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 160 (6.00%) Cisco
2 145 (5.44%) Microsoft
3 95 (3.56%) VMware
4 89 (3.34%) Oracle
5 79 (2.96%) CheckPoint
6 72 (2.70%) Splunk
7 55 (2.06%) Red Hat
8 53 (1.99%) McAfee
9 44 (1.65%) ArcSight
10 42 (1.58%) Fortinet
10 42 (1.58%) Palo Alto
11 41 (1.54%) LogRhythm
12 39 (1.46%) Juniper
13 35 (1.31%) Symantec
14 34 (1.28%) Qualys
15 32 (1.20%) IBM
16 31 (1.16%) F5
17 27 (1.01%) Blue Coat
18 24 (0.90%) SolarWinds
19 22 (0.83%) Coverity
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car, Bonus, Pension, Cash Pot
Posted: 17 hours ago
Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £32,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus/pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £95,000 per annum + Financial Benefits + Bonuses
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £60k - 90k per year + Benefits, car allowance, Commission
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Tech
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Atos
Salary: Competitive Salary with Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Up to £50k - £70k
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £80,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £72,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £74,000 - £95,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £55,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 to £50,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 to £64,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45K - 65K+ & an Outstanding Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45K - 65K+ & an Outstanding Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £85,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £62,500 + competitive package
Posted: 22 hours ago