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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 179 325 582
Rank change year-on-year
+146 +257
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1801 1042 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 0.95% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.09% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1399 828 347
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,650 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +6.63%

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
84063 95842 96288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.27% 87.50% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 69897 79175 77025
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 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +163 1749 £60,000 +9.09% 240
London +207 775 £70,000 +16.66% 93
South East +127 373 £60,000 +4.34% 49
South West +55 290 £50,000 - 37
Gloucestershire +16 214 £50,000 +11.11% 28
Cheltenham 0 117 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Oxfordshire +45 116 £60,000 +41.17% 9
Berkshire +72 107 £55,000 -8.33% 12
City of London +91 105 £60,000 +9.09% 26
West Midlands +16 87 £48,000 -6.72% 12
Yorkshire +38 75 £60,000 +27.65% 9
North West +12 74 £47,500 -5.00% 25
Reading +52 67 £52,500 -8.69% 6
West Yorkshire +31 59 £60,000 +26.31% 8
Manchester +26 56 £60,000 +9.09% 24
Bristol +24 52 £70,000 +40.00% 5
East of England +42 50 £50,000 - 8
Birmingham -5 48 £61,250 +22.50% 5
Surrey +30 43 £60,000 -17.24% 12
Hampshire +28 42 £48,750 -8.01% 10
Banbury +13 41 £80,000 +48.83% 3
Kent +39 35 £45,000 +14.64% 1
Abingdon - 31 - - 3
Gloucester +14 30 £45,000 -10.00% 13
Warwickshire +18 25 £37,500 -46.42%
Leeds +2 25 £52,500 +13.51% 7
Hertfordshire +27 22 £57,500 -20.68% 3
Wiltshire +13 17 £58,145 -12.50% 2
Bradford - 17 £65,000 -
Swindon +9 12 £62,500 -5.94% 1

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1362 (38.14%) Information Security
2 1025 (28.70%) CISSP
3 996 (27.89%) Security Cleared
4 784 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 738 (20.67%) Finance
6 733 (20.53%) Penetration Testing
7 666 (18.65%) Windows
8 661 (18.51%) Degree
9 652 (18.26%) Firewall
10 621 (17.39%) Linux
11 610 (17.08%) SIEM
12 596 (16.69%) CISM
13 553 (15.49%) SC Cleared
14 530 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
15 524 (14.67%) Python
16 496 (13.89%) Security Architecture
17 491 (13.75%) Java
18 480 (13.44%) DV Cleared
19 439 (12.29%) PCI DSS
20 437 (12.24%) C
21 434 (12.15%) Risk Management
22 420 (11.76%) Security Operations
23 388 (10.87%) CISA
24 378 (10.59%) Management Information System
25 373 (10.45%) C++
26 328 (9.19%) Telecoms
27 321 (8.99%) Software Engineering
28 308 (8.63%) Data Protection
29 306 (8.57%) ITIL
30 305 (8.54%) Network Security

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 83 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
2 57 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 50 (1.40%) Apache Pig
4 49 (1.37%) Apache
4 49 (1.37%) Confluence
4 49 (1.37%) IIS
5 47 (1.32%) WebLogic
6 45 (1.26%) Apache Spark
7 34 (0.95%) MS Exchange
8 28 (0.78%) JBoss
9 21 (0.59%) WebSphere
10 15 (0.42%) Tomcat
11 14 (0.39%) nginx
12 13 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
13 11 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (0.31%) Liferay
14 9 (0.25%) SAS
15 6 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
17 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 87 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.04%) MS Office
3 18 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.42%) MS Project
5 8 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.028%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.028%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.028%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 27 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.70%) SAP GRC
3 24 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.17%) assyst
5 2 (0.056%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.028%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.028%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 107 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (1.79%) SaaS
4 42 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 39 (1.09%) IaaS
6 34 (0.95%) Office 365
7 27 (0.76%) GitHub
8 12 (0.34%) PaaS
9 8 (0.22%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.084%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.056%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.056%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.056%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.056%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.056%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.056%) Sumo Logic
13 1 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.028%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 652 (18.26%) Firewall
2 305 (8.54%) Network Security
3 234 (6.55%) TCP/IP
4 141 (3.95%) Intrusion Detection
5 125 (3.50%) LAN
6 104 (2.91%) Internet
7 103 (2.88%) WAN
8 100 (2.80%) VPN
9 98 (2.74%) DNS
10 86 (2.41%) Wireless
11 59 (1.65%) HTTP
12 50 (1.40%) SSL
13 49 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
14 48 (1.34%) SAN
15 40 (1.12%) VLAN
16 37 (1.04%) DHCP
17 36 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
18 35 (0.98%) MPLS
19 33 (0.92%) Wireshark
20 30 (0.84%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (8.15%) Big Data
2 139 (3.89%) Hadoop
3 135 (3.78%) SQL Server
4 107 (3.00%) MySQL
5 72 (2.02%) NoSQL
6 60 (1.68%) Apache Hive
6 60 (1.68%) MongoDB
7 45 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 28 (0.78%) Apache Accumulo
8 28 (0.78%) OrientDB
9 26 (0.73%) Oracle Database
10 19 (0.53%) Data Mining
11 17 (0.48%) Neo4j
11 17 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 15 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (0.31%) MariaDB
14 10 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 115 (3.22%) Metasploit
2 76 (2.13%) JIRA
3 57 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 52 (1.46%) Selenium
5 46 (1.29%) Jenkins
6 40 (1.12%) Burp Suite
7 25 (0.70%) Cucumber
8 21 (0.59%) Subversion
9 19 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (0.53%) JUnit
10 17 (0.48%) Mercurial
11 14 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 13 (0.36%) Bitbucket
13 12 (0.34%) AppScan
14 11 (0.31%) gulp
14 11 (0.31%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.28%) Maven
16 9 (0.25%) Ant
16 9 (0.25%) EasyMock
17 7 (0.20%) Redmine
General
1 738 (20.67%) Finance
2 328 (9.19%) Telecoms
3 188 (5.26%) Banking
4 117 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 100 (2.80%) Legal
6 91 (2.55%) Retail
7 89 (2.49%) Games
8 81 (2.27%) Aerospace
9 78 (2.18%) Marketing
10 57 (1.60%) Law
11 42 (1.18%) Electronics
12 40 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 32 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 24 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 18 (0.50%) Military
16 15 (0.42%) Automotive
17 13 (0.36%) Publishing
18 12 (0.34%) Advertising
19 11 (0.31%) Back Office
20 7 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 771 (21.59%) Consultant
2 625 (17.50%) Security Consultant
3 566 (15.85%) Analyst
4 443 (12.41%) Security Analyst
5 400 (11.20%) Security Manager
6 327 (9.16%) Architect
7 273 (7.64%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 255 (7.14%) Security Architect
9 253 (7.08%) Developer
10 203 (5.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 197 (5.52%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 197 (5.52%) Security Engineer
12 154 (4.31%) Cybersecurity Architect
13 153 (4.28%) Software Engineer
14 142 (3.98%) Information Security Manager
15 141 (3.95%) Tester
16 140 (3.92%) Security Specialist
17 138 (3.86%) Information Security Consultant
18 137 (3.84%) Penetration Tester
19 134 (3.75%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (3.44%) HTML
2 101 (2.83%) .NET
3 97 (2.72%) Web Services
4 86 (2.41%) CSS
5 78 (2.18%) J2EE
6 71 (1.99%) Java EE
7 66 (1.85%) XML
8 63 (1.76%) Spring
9 52 (1.46%) Node.js
10 50 (1.40%) AngularJS
11 46 (1.29%) Hibernate
12 41 (1.15%) EJB
12 41 (1.15%) STL
13 36 (1.01%) jQuery
14 33 (0.92%) HTML5
14 33 (0.92%) REST
15 28 (0.78%) Regular Expression
16 25 (0.70%) Middleware
17 24 (0.67%) JSON
18 23 (0.64%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 378 (10.59%) Management Information System
2 267 (7.48%) Computer Science
3 257 (7.20%) Cyberthreat
4 250 (7.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 241 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
6 160 (4.48%) PKI
7 152 (4.26%) Cyber Attack
8 111 (3.11%) CESG
9 105 (2.94%) Cryptography
10 96 (2.69%) Data Centre
11 92 (2.58%) Mobile App
12 86 (2.41%) Mathematics
13 85 (2.38%) Cybercrime
14 79 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
15 61 (1.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 45 (1.26%) Client/Server
17 37 (1.04%) Physics
18 36 (1.01%) Visualisation
19 30 (0.84%) iPhone
20 27 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 666 (18.65%) Windows
2 621 (17.39%) Linux
3 268 (7.50%) Unix
4 165 (4.62%) Windows Server
5 123 (3.44%) Android
6 93 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 89 (2.49%) Mac OS X
8 52 (1.46%) VxWorks
9 38 (1.06%) CentOS
10 36 (1.01%) Kali Linux
11 34 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (0.73%) Windows Phone
14 24 (0.67%) Windows 7
15 18 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 15 (0.42%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.39%) AIX
17 14 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (0.39%) Windows 10
18 13 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1362 (38.14%) Information Security
2 733 (20.53%) Penetration Testing
3 610 (17.08%) SIEM
4 530 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
5 496 (13.89%) Security Architecture
6 434 (12.15%) Risk Management
7 420 (11.76%) Security Operations
8 321 (8.99%) Software Engineering
9 308 (8.63%) Data Protection
10 306 (8.57%) ITIL
11 229 (6.41%) Presales
12 224 (6.27%) Vulnerability Management
13 218 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 213 (5.96%) Security Management
15 206 (5.77%) Ethical Hacking
16 205 (5.74%) Mentoring
17 193 (5.40%) Risk Assessment
18 185 (5.18%) Analytics
18 185 (5.18%) Project Management
19 176 (4.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 524 (14.67%) Python
2 491 (13.75%) Java
3 437 (12.24%) C
4 373 (10.45%) C++
5 284 (7.95%) SQL
6 226 (6.33%) C#
7 199 (5.57%) JavaScript
8 162 (4.54%) Perl
9 106 (2.97%) Ruby
10 104 (2.91%) PowerShell
11 98 (2.74%) Bash Shell
11 98 (2.74%) PHP
12 77 (2.16%) Objective-C
13 41 (1.15%) VB
14 36 (1.01%) Go
15 30 (0.84%) Shell Script
16 27 (0.76%) Scala
17 22 (0.62%) VB.NET
18 20 (0.56%) PL/SQL
19 19 (0.53%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 1025 (28.70%) CISSP
2 996 (27.89%) Security Cleared
3 661 (18.51%) Degree
4 596 (16.69%) CISM
5 553 (15.49%) SC Cleared
6 480 (13.44%) DV Cleared
7 388 (10.87%) CISA
8 258 (7.22%) CEH
9 233 (6.52%) SANS
10 215 (6.02%) CREST Certified
11 176 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
12 169 (4.73%) GIAC
13 123 (3.44%) CESG Certified Professional
14 110 (3.08%) CCNA
15 97 (2.72%) OSCP
16 92 (2.58%) CRISC
17 91 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 87 (2.44%) MCSE
19 86 (2.41%) CLAS
20 80 (2.24%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 784 (21.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 439 (12.29%) PCI DSS
3 102 (2.86%) COBIT
4 92 (2.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 81 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 46 (1.29%) QA
7 44 (1.23%) SLA
8 36 (1.01%) GPG13
9 34 (0.95%) RMADS
10 30 (0.84%) ISO27002
11 29 (0.81%) ISO22301
12 20 (0.56%) ISO 9001
13 8 (0.22%) PA-DSS
14 5 (0.14%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.14%) IEC 61508
14 5 (0.14%) MISRA
15 4 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
15 4 (0.11%) ISO26262
16 3 (0.084%) BS25999
16 3 (0.084%) COSO
System Software
1 235 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 97 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 41 (1.15%) Snort
5 23 (0.64%) vSphere
6 22 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (0.48%) NFS
7 17 (0.48%) XenApp
8 15 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 12 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (0.31%) Docker
11 9 (0.25%) Firmware
11 9 (0.25%) Samba
11 9 (0.25%) Xen
12 6 (0.17%) HDFS
13 4 (0.11%) RACF
13 4 (0.11%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.11%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 180 (5.04%) Nessus
2 113 (3.16%) Nmap
3 52 (1.46%) QRadar
4 30 (0.84%) Puppet
5 29 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 25 (0.70%) Ansible
7 22 (0.62%) EnCase
7 22 (0.62%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 18 (0.50%) Nagios
8 18 (0.50%) OpenVAS
9 17 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (0.45%) SCCM
11 14 (0.39%) WSUS
12 13 (0.36%) logstash
13 12 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (0.31%) Kibana
15 10 (0.28%) AirWatch
15 10 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
16 7 (0.20%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 211 (5.91%) Cisco
2 183 (5.12%) Microsoft
3 152 (4.26%) VMware
4 122 (3.42%) ArcSight
4 122 (3.42%) Oracle
5 103 (2.88%) Splunk
6 80 (2.24%) Intel Security
7 77 (2.16%) HP
7 77 (2.16%) SAP
8 75 (2.10%) Qualys
9 74 (2.07%) CheckPoint
10 66 (1.85%) Sophos
11 60 (1.68%) Juniper
12 59 (1.65%) Palo Alto
13 55 (1.54%) Citrix
14 45 (1.26%) LogRhythm
15 41 (1.15%) Apple
16 39 (1.09%) Fortinet
16 39 (1.09%) IBM
16 39 (1.09%) SolarWinds
Southampton, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £76,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Acumin
Salary: £80,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Acumin
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum DOE + bonus and package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Surrey
Acumin
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £85000 - £95000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-£80,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cap Gemini UK PLC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
Acumin
Salary: Up to £40 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £53,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Technology Sourcing Limited
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per day + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: Car All , Pension , PMI, Bonus Scheme
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 (DOE)
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago