The table below looks at the statistics for Cybersecurity skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Cybersecurity over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 175 332 525
Rank change year-on-year
+157 +193
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1878 1005 558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 0.93% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 1.08% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 710 448
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,575 £37,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%

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
86262 93359 103515
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.85% 86.36% 85.34%
Number of salaries quoted 71870 75862 84172
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median 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 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Cybersecurity
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
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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 +171 1738 £60,000 +9.09% 223
London +105 665 £62,500 - 90
South East +115 413 £60,500 +10.00% 60
South West +111 313 £50,000 - 29
Gloucestershire +42 233 £50,000 - 22
Berkshire +76 172 £60,000 +6.66% 22
Cheltenham +34 121 £50,000 +36.98% 11
Reading +73 109 £57,500 - 14
Surrey +72 101 £62,500 +25.00% 12
West Midlands +48 93 £60,000 +50.00% 5
North West +78 92 £50,000 -9.09% 11
Yorkshire +45 91 £57,000 +30.28% 13
West Yorkshire +55 83 £55,000 +25.71% 12
Leeds +55 82 £60,000 +33.33% 11
Birmingham +48 74 £60,000 +20.00% 3
City of London +4 72 £57,500 -4.16% 26
Bristol +48 59 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Gloucester +31 51 £55,000 - 6
Manchester +37 48 £55,000 -8.33% 6
Guildford +19 43 £56,250 +12.50% 8
Buckinghamshire +52 39 £70,000 +40.00% 2
Oxfordshire +17 39 £67,500 +68.75% 5
East of England +43 33 £57,500 +7.93% 11
East Midlands +27 33 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Milton Keynes +43 31 £70,000 +93.10% 2
Hampshire -5 31 £47,250 -24.40% 8
Scotland -29 30 £60,000 +42.85%
Leatherhead +38 27 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Wales +9 22 £35,000 -12.50% 1
South Wales +5 21 £35,000 -12.50% 1

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 1280 (36.25%) Information Security
2 929 (26.31%) Security Cleared
3 876 (24.81%) CISSP
4 825 (23.36%) Finance
5 730 (20.67%) Degree
6 584 (16.54%) SC Cleared
7 557 (15.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 556 (15.75%) Windows
9 528 (14.95%) Firewall
10 515 (14.59%) CISM
11 500 (14.16%) Linux
12 489 (13.85%) SIEM
13 469 (13.28%) Penetration Testing
14 462 (13.08%) Java
15 427 (12.09%) Security Architecture
16 414 (11.72%) Python
17 403 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
18 397 (11.24%) Management Information System
19 395 (11.19%) Risk Management
20 393 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
21 392 (11.10%) C++
22 344 (9.74%) Security Operations
23 342 (9.69%) Information Assurance
24 333 (9.43%) DV Cleared
25 319 (9.03%) Big Data
26 315 (8.92%) Software Engineering
27 312 (8.84%) Network Security
28 304 (8.61%) CISA
29 290 (8.21%) Computer Science
30 289 (8.18%) PCI DSS

Cybersecurity
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 79 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
2 59 (1.67%) Node.js
3 57 (1.61%) WebLogic
4 49 (1.39%) SharePoint
5 48 (1.36%) MS Exchange
6 41 (1.16%) Apache Spark
7 33 (0.93%) Apache
8 30 (0.85%) Apache Pig
8 30 (0.85%) Confluence
8 30 (0.85%) JBoss
9 23 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.62%) WebSphere
11 21 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.59%) SAS
12 20 (0.57%) IIS
13 17 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (0.31%) Liferay
15 9 (0.25%) Skype for Business
16 6 (0.17%) Drupal
16 6 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 90 (2.55%) MS Excel
2 28 (0.79%) MS Office
3 22 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.37%) MS Project
6 6 (0.17%) Maple
7 1 (0.028%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.028%) assyst
2 1 (0.028%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.028%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 114 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (1.22%) SaaS
4 31 (0.88%) Office 365
5 28 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.57%) IaaS
7 12 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.14%) PaaS
11 2 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.028%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.028%) GitHub
12 1 (0.028%) Heroku
12 1 (0.028%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 528 (14.95%) Firewall
2 312 (8.84%) Network Security
3 197 (5.58%) TCP/IP
4 142 (4.02%) Intrusion Detection
5 126 (3.57%) WAN
6 122 (3.46%) LAN
7 120 (3.40%) DNS
8 92 (2.61%) VPN
9 91 (2.58%) Internet
10 90 (2.55%) SAN
11 74 (2.10%) HTTP
12 71 (2.01%) Wireless
13 65 (1.84%) SSL
14 56 (1.59%) Wireshark
15 50 (1.42%) LDAP
16 45 (1.27%) VoIP
17 43 (1.22%) HTTPS
18 39 (1.10%) NAS
19 35 (0.99%) DHCP
20 28 (0.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 319 (9.03%) Big Data
2 195 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 158 (4.47%) Hadoop
4 105 (2.97%) MySQL
5 73 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 55 (1.56%) Relational Database
7 49 (1.39%) MongoDB
8 48 (1.36%) Apache Hive
9 30 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 30 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
10 29 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (0.71%) Apache Accumulo
11 25 (0.71%) Data Mining
12 19 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
12 19 (0.54%) RDBMS
12 19 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
13 18 (0.51%) OrientDB
14 13 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.34%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 114 (3.23%) Metasploit
2 49 (1.39%) JIRA
3 48 (1.36%) Selenium
4 45 (1.27%) Burp Suite
5 40 (1.13%) Jenkins
6 39 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 21 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 20 (0.57%) JUnit
9 18 (0.51%) Cucumber
10 13 (0.37%) LoadRunner
11 12 (0.34%) AppScan
12 10 (0.28%) FindBugs
13 9 (0.25%) Ant
13 9 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.25%) Hudson
14 8 (0.23%) EasyMock
14 8 (0.23%) NetBeans
14 8 (0.23%) Subversion
15 7 (0.20%) Maven
15 7 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 825 (23.36%) Finance
2 274 (7.76%) Telecoms
3 136 (3.85%) Banking
4 133 (3.77%) Legal
5 100 (2.83%) Retail
6 82 (2.32%) Marketing
7 80 (2.27%) Law
8 59 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 57 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 43 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 39 (1.10%) Electronics
12 37 (1.05%) Military
13 25 (0.71%) Games
14 19 (0.54%) Local Government
15 16 (0.45%) Advertising
16 6 (0.17%) Automotive
17 5 (0.14%) Back Office
17 5 (0.14%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.14%) Publishing
18 4 (0.11%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 872 (24.70%) Consultant
2 696 (19.71%) Security Consultant
3 479 (13.57%) Analyst
4 377 (10.68%) Architect
5 334 (9.46%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 331 (9.37%) Security Analyst
7 299 (8.47%) Security Architect
8 272 (7.70%) Security Manager
9 254 (7.19%) Developer
10 214 (6.06%) Security Engineer
11 168 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 143 (4.05%) Information Security Consultant
13 125 (3.54%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 119 (3.37%) Tester
15 117 (3.31%) Penetration Tester
16 116 (3.29%) Cybersecurity Architect
17 111 (3.14%) Software Engineer
18 96 (2.72%) Information Manager
19 91 (2.58%) Cybersecurity Engineer
20 88 (2.49%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (3.65%) HTML
2 114 (3.23%) .NET
3 112 (3.17%) J2EE
4 107 (3.03%) XML
5 92 (2.61%) Web Services
6 82 (2.32%) Spring
7 78 (2.21%) CSS
8 66 (1.87%) Java EE
9 58 (1.64%) EJB
10 54 (1.53%) AngularJS
11 50 (1.42%) Hibernate
11 50 (1.42%) HTML5
12 36 (1.02%) jQuery
13 32 (0.91%) Middleware
14 31 (0.88%) CSS3
15 30 (0.85%) Regular Expression
16 26 (0.74%) REST
16 26 (0.74%) SOAP
17 24 (0.68%) ASP.NET
18 23 (0.65%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 397 (11.24%) Management Information System
2 393 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
3 290 (8.21%) Computer Science
4 277 (7.84%) Cyberthreat
5 224 (6.34%) Security Operations Centre
6 196 (5.55%) Cyber Attack
7 174 (4.93%) PKI
8 160 (4.53%) Cybercrime
9 155 (4.39%) Mathematics
10 127 (3.60%) Cryptography
11 123 (3.48%) CESG
12 97 (2.75%) Data Centre
13 89 (2.52%) Mobile App
14 59 (1.67%) Visualisation
15 51 (1.44%) Smartcard
16 44 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
16 44 (1.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 43 (1.22%) User Experience
18 35 (0.99%) Blackberry
18 35 (0.99%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 556 (15.75%) Windows
2 500 (14.16%) Linux
3 205 (5.81%) Unix
4 160 (4.53%) Android
5 134 (3.79%) Windows Server
6 97 (2.75%) Apple iOS
7 51 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (1.08%) Windows Phone
10 37 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (0.96%) VxWorks
11 34 (0.96%) Windows 7
12 30 (0.85%) CentOS
13 29 (0.82%) Solaris
14 27 (0.76%) Kali Linux
15 24 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (0.59%) Mac OS X
17 19 (0.54%) AIX
18 17 (0.48%) BlackBerry OS
19 16 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1280 (36.25%) Information Security
2 489 (13.85%) SIEM
3 469 (13.28%) Penetration Testing
4 427 (12.09%) Security Architecture
5 403 (11.41%) Agile Software Development
6 395 (11.19%) Risk Management
7 344 (9.74%) Security Operations
8 342 (9.69%) Information Assurance
9 315 (8.92%) Software Engineering
10 286 (8.10%) ITIL
11 250 (7.08%) Data Protection
12 207 (5.86%) Risk Assessment
13 195 (5.52%) Analytics
14 190 (5.38%) Mentoring
15 181 (5.13%) Security Management
16 173 (4.90%) Identity Management
17 164 (4.64%) Project Management
17 164 (4.64%) SDLC
18 163 (4.62%) Ethical Hacking
19 160 (4.53%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 462 (13.08%) Java
2 414 (11.72%) Python
3 392 (11.10%) C++
4 279 (7.90%) C
5 269 (7.62%) SQL
6 256 (7.25%) C#
7 179 (5.07%) JavaScript
8 157 (4.45%) Perl
9 108 (3.06%) Ruby
10 102 (2.89%) Bash Shell
11 100 (2.83%) PowerShell
12 65 (1.84%) PHP
13 57 (1.61%) Objective-C
14 33 (0.93%) Shell Script
15 31 (0.88%) VB
16 27 (0.76%) PL/SQL
17 24 (0.68%) R
18 13 (0.37%) Scala
19 8 (0.23%) Erlang
20 7 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 929 (26.31%) Security Cleared
2 876 (24.81%) CISSP
3 730 (20.67%) Degree
4 584 (16.54%) SC Cleared
5 515 (14.59%) CISM
6 333 (9.43%) DV Cleared
7 304 (8.61%) CISA
8 176 (4.98%) CEH
9 174 (4.93%) CREST Certified
10 166 (4.70%) SANS
11 154 (4.36%) CESG Certified Professional
12 144 (4.08%) GIAC
13 138 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
14 119 (3.37%) CLAS
15 106 (3.00%) CRISC
16 88 (2.49%) CCNA
17 81 (2.29%) GCIH
18 72 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
19 68 (1.93%) MCSE
20 61 (1.73%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 557 (15.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 289 (8.18%) PCI DSS
3 97 (2.75%) COBIT
4 75 (2.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 60 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 56 (1.59%) QA
7 43 (1.22%) RMADS
8 39 (1.10%) SLA
9 37 (1.05%) ISO27002
10 26 (0.74%) ISO 9001
11 22 (0.62%) Data Quality
12 17 (0.48%) ISO22301
13 8 (0.23%) GPG13
14 7 (0.20%) SSAE 16
15 5 (0.14%) PA-DSS
16 4 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
16 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
17 3 (0.085%) DO-254
17 3 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 17799
17 3 (0.085%) MISRA
System Software
1 222 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 90 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (1.59%) Snort
4 37 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.88%) vSphere
6 15 (0.42%) XenApp
7 14 (0.40%) NFS
8 13 (0.37%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.37%) Firmware
9 11 (0.31%) HDFS
10 9 (0.25%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.20%) vCloud
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.11%) ACF2
14 4 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 4 (0.11%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 153 (4.33%) Nessus
2 96 (2.72%) Nmap
3 44 (1.25%) EnCase
4 42 (1.19%) QRadar
5 26 (0.74%) Puppet
6 19 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
6 19 (0.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 19 (0.54%) RSA Archer
6 19 (0.54%) SCCM
7 18 (0.51%) WSUS
8 16 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
9 15 (0.42%) Ansible
10 14 (0.40%) Kibana
10 14 (0.40%) logstash
10 14 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 13 (0.37%) SCOM
12 9 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (0.23%) ArcSight ESM
13 8 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.23%) Endace
Vendors
1 228 (6.46%) Cisco
2 223 (6.32%) Microsoft
3 183 (5.18%) Oracle
4 168 (4.76%) VMware
5 128 (3.63%) ArcSight
6 92 (2.61%) HP
7 82 (2.32%) CheckPoint
8 78 (2.21%) Juniper
9 77 (2.18%) Splunk
10 72 (2.04%) Intel Security
11 60 (1.70%) Fortinet
12 55 (1.56%) SolarWinds
13 53 (1.50%) Red Hat
14 50 (1.42%) Palo Alto
15 43 (1.22%) Hortonworks
16 42 (1.19%) LogRhythm
17 41 (1.16%) Citrix
18 37 (1.05%) SAP
19 36 (1.02%) Intel
20 35 (0.99%) CA
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £100000 per annum + Bonus, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £60000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Health care
Posted: 3 days ago
London
KnownFour
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £45,000 per annum Up to £45k plus bens plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Xchanging
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Pension, Childcare Vouchers, Free Parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: Up to £68,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £70,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £110,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £100000 - £135000 per annum + Attractive bonus scheme, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Schroders plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum package + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000 - £90000 per annum + Attractive bonus scheme, Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago