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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
UK
Rank 189 231 472
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +241
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1529 1470 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.82% 1.47% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.67% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1141 989 444
Median salary £57,500 £57,750 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.43% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £39,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +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
73988 87832 90309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.12% 87.69% 86.05%
Number of salaries quoted 60898 73039 74561
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £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 19 January 2017 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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +45 1433 £57,500 -4.16% 239
London +105 685 £65,250 +0.38% 99
South East +21 265 £52,500 -8.69% 52
South West -4 222 £47,500 -5.00% 32
Gloucestershire -10 149 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Berkshire +46 97 £57,500 -4.16% 19
West Midlands +48 92 £50,250 -8.63% 10
City of London +41 85 £62,500 - 31
North West +12 79 £45,000 -23.40% 30
Cheltenham -4 65 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Manchester +1 52 £42,500 -39.28% 28
Hampshire -17 51 £40,000 -20.79% 3
Bristol +22 45 £65,000 +8.33% 13
Surrey +9 45 £55,000 -21.42% 17
Oxfordshire +31 44 £57,500 +35.29% 4
Scotland +32 39 £35,250 -37.61% 7
Birmingham +17 39 £77,500 +40.90% 4
Reading +21 35 £50,000 -13.04% 14
East of England -13 28 £45,000 -21.73% 5
Gloucester -11 27 £47,500 - 5
Edinburgh +28 26 £35,000 -33.33% 6
Yorkshire +7 25 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Basingstoke +7 24 £40,000 -27.27%
Coventry +36 22 £47,500 -13.63%
West Yorkshire +9 22 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Leeds +8 21 £40,000 -11.11% 1
Canary Wharf +2 21 £85,000 +25.92%
East Midlands +4 20 £45,000 -20.00% 2
Guildford +27 18 £30,000 -52.94% 14
Cheshire +21 18 £37,500 -12.28% 1

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 1215 (36.87%) Information Security
2 1001 (30.38%) CISSP
3 869 (26.37%) Security Cleared
4 701 (21.27%) Finance
5 624 (18.94%) Penetration Testing
6 612 (18.57%) CISM
7 596 (18.09%) Degree
8 592 (17.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 587 (17.81%) Firewall
10 582 (17.66%) SIEM
11 562 (17.06%) Windows
12 548 (16.63%) Linux
13 538 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
14 474 (14.39%) Java
15 464 (14.08%) Python
16 444 (13.47%) DV Cleared
17 401 (12.17%) CISA
17 401 (12.17%) Risk Management
18 381 (11.56%) SC Cleared
19 362 (10.99%) C
20 352 (10.68%) Security Architecture
21 350 (10.62%) Security Operations
21 350 (10.62%) C++
21 350 (10.62%) Software Engineering
22 326 (9.89%) Network Security
22 326 (9.89%) Management Information System
23 325 (9.86%) ITIL
24 294 (8.92%) Data Protection
25 282 (8.56%) PCI DSS
26 276 (8.38%) CEH

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 74 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (2.09%) IIS
3 65 (1.97%) Apache Pig
4 62 (1.88%) WebLogic
5 46 (1.40%) Confluence
6 44 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 42 (1.27%) Apache Spark
8 39 (1.18%) Apache
9 33 (1.00%) MS Exchange
10 30 (0.91%) JBoss
10 30 (0.91%) WebSphere
11 11 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.24%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (0.18%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.091%) nginx
16 3 (0.091%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.091%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 86 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 29 (0.88%) MS Office
3 16 (0.49%) MS Project
4 10 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.21%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.091%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.061%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.061%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.030%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.030%) Maya
8 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.030%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.030%) Snagit
8 1 (0.030%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 18 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.36%) SAP GRC
4 7 (0.21%) assyst
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.061%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.030%) Orchestrade
7 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.030%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 82 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
1 82 (2.49%) SaaS
2 54 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 35 (1.06%) GitHub
4 35 (1.06%) IaaS
5 28 (0.85%) Office 365
6 15 (0.46%) PaaS
7 8 (0.24%) Sumo Logic
8 4 (0.12%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.091%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.061%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.030%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.030%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.030%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.030%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.030%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.030%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.030%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 587 (17.81%) Firewall
2 326 (9.89%) Network Security
3 233 (7.07%) TCP/IP
4 161 (4.89%) Intrusion Detection
5 98 (2.97%) DNS
6 83 (2.52%) HTTP
6 83 (2.52%) VPN
7 78 (2.37%) Internet
8 75 (2.28%) LAN
9 56 (1.70%) Wireless
10 52 (1.58%) WAN
11 51 (1.55%) SSL
12 46 (1.40%) Wireshark
13 42 (1.27%) VLAN
14 36 (1.09%) DHCP
15 34 (1.03%) HTTPS
15 34 (1.03%) SAN
16 32 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (0.85%) FTP
18 27 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (7.47%) Big Data
2 114 (3.46%) Hadoop
3 94 (2.85%) MySQL
4 80 (2.43%) MongoDB
5 72 (2.19%) SQL Server
6 65 (1.97%) Apache Hive
7 56 (1.70%) NoSQL
8 46 (1.40%) GIS
9 41 (1.24%) Relational Database
10 29 (0.88%) OrientDB
11 24 (0.73%) Data Mining
12 16 (0.49%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (0.42%) Neo4j
15 11 (0.33%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
17 8 (0.24%) Apache Accumulo
17 8 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
18 7 (0.21%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 82 (2.49%) JIRA
2 61 (1.85%) Selenium
3 54 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 54 (1.64%) Metasploit
4 48 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 40 (1.21%) Cucumber
6 29 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (0.70%) Subversion
8 22 (0.67%) Burp Suite
9 19 (0.58%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.49%) JMeter
11 15 (0.46%) JUnit
12 14 (0.42%) Mercurial
13 13 (0.39%) Maven
13 13 (0.39%) Redmine
14 12 (0.36%) LoadRunner
15 8 (0.24%) Ant
16 7 (0.21%) git-flow
16 7 (0.21%) gulp
16 7 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 701 (21.27%) Finance
2 235 (7.13%) Telecoms
3 166 (5.04%) Banking
4 117 (3.55%) Games
5 90 (2.73%) Manufacturing
5 90 (2.73%) Marketing
6 77 (2.34%) Legal
7 69 (2.09%) Retail
8 51 (1.55%) Aerospace
9 41 (1.24%) Electronics
10 35 (1.06%) Law
11 23 (0.70%) French Language
11 23 (0.70%) German Language
12 22 (0.67%) Investment Banking
12 22 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
13 17 (0.52%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.46%) Local Government
15 14 (0.42%) Publishing
15 14 (0.42%) Retail Banking
16 13 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 541 (16.42%) Analyst
2 474 (14.39%) Consultant
3 453 (13.75%) Security Manager
4 395 (11.99%) Security Analyst
5 320 (9.71%) Security Consultant
6 247 (7.50%) Cybersecurity Manager
7 246 (7.47%) Developer
8 230 (6.98%) Security Engineer
9 224 (6.80%) Architect
10 200 (6.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 194 (5.89%) Software Engineer
12 166 (5.04%) Security Architect
13 161 (4.89%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 150 (4.55%) Information Security Manager
15 138 (4.19%) Information Manager
16 119 (3.61%) Security Specialist
17 111 (3.37%) Cybersecurity Engineer
18 107 (3.25%) IT Manager
19 95 (2.88%) Senior Manager
20 93 (2.82%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (5.25%) HTML
2 115 (3.49%) CSS
3 109 (3.31%) Web Services
4 99 (3.00%) .NET
5 79 (2.40%) J2EE
5 79 (2.40%) Java EE
6 60 (1.82%) AngularJS
7 56 (1.70%) XML
8 53 (1.61%) Spring
9 52 (1.58%) HTML5
10 50 (1.52%) Node.js
11 49 (1.49%) STL
12 46 (1.40%) Django
13 43 (1.31%) jQuery
14 41 (1.24%) Hibernate
15 40 (1.21%) EJB
16 33 (1.00%) Ruby on Rails
17 32 (0.97%) Regular Expression
18 28 (0.85%) REST
19 27 (0.82%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 326 (9.89%) Management Information System
2 215 (6.53%) Cyberthreat
3 213 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (5.64%) Computer Science
5 183 (5.55%) Security Operations Centre
6 168 (5.10%) Cyber Attack
7 121 (3.67%) Cryptography
8 120 (3.64%) PKI
9 117 (3.55%) Cyber Defence
10 79 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
11 78 (2.37%) Cybercrime
12 73 (2.22%) CESG
13 69 (2.09%) Data Centre
14 65 (1.97%) Mathematics
15 50 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 43 (1.31%) Visualisation
17 42 (1.27%) Physics
18 39 (1.18%) Algorithms
19 38 (1.15%) Mobile App
20 33 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 562 (17.06%) Windows
2 548 (16.63%) Linux
3 255 (7.74%) Unix
4 125 (3.79%) Windows Server
5 118 (3.58%) Android
6 116 (3.52%) Apple iOS
7 82 (2.49%) Mac OS X
8 35 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (1.03%) CentOS
10 33 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (0.91%) VxWorks
12 23 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 23 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (0.61%) AIX
13 20 (0.61%) Windows Phone
14 19 (0.58%) Windows 7
15 17 (0.52%) Kali Linux
16 15 (0.46%) Mac OS
17 11 (0.33%) Debian
17 11 (0.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1215 (36.87%) Information Security
2 624 (18.94%) Penetration Testing
3 582 (17.66%) SIEM
4 538 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
5 401 (12.17%) Risk Management
6 352 (10.68%) Security Architecture
7 350 (10.62%) Security Operations
7 350 (10.62%) Software Engineering
8 325 (9.86%) ITIL
9 294 (8.92%) Data Protection
10 252 (7.65%) Vulnerability Management
11 229 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 220 (6.68%) Analytics
13 207 (6.28%) Presales
14 195 (5.92%) Ethical Hacking
14 195 (5.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 188 (5.71%) Project Management
16 184 (5.58%) Mentoring
17 175 (5.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 168 (5.10%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 474 (14.39%) Java
2 464 (14.08%) Python
3 362 (10.99%) C
4 350 (10.62%) C++
5 249 (7.56%) SQL
6 244 (7.41%) C#
7 231 (7.01%) JavaScript
8 156 (4.73%) Perl
9 123 (3.73%) Ruby
10 122 (3.70%) PHP
11 98 (2.97%) Bash Shell
12 83 (2.52%) PowerShell
13 72 (2.19%) Objective-C
14 40 (1.21%) Go
14 40 (1.21%) VB
15 35 (1.06%) Scala
16 33 (1.00%) Embedded C
17 25 (0.76%) Shell Script
18 22 (0.67%) VB.NET
19 15 (0.46%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1001 (30.38%) CISSP
2 869 (26.37%) Security Cleared
3 612 (18.57%) CISM
4 596 (18.09%) Degree
5 444 (13.47%) DV Cleared
6 401 (12.17%) CISA
7 381 (11.56%) SC Cleared
8 276 (8.38%) CEH
9 238 (7.22%) SANS
10 204 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
11 187 (5.68%) GIAC
12 169 (5.13%) CREST Certified
13 130 (3.95%) CCNA
14 99 (3.00%) CompTIA Security+
14 99 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 99 (3.00%) Security+ Certification
15 85 (2.58%) MCSE
16 82 (2.49%) GCIA
17 80 (2.43%) CESG Certified Professional
18 78 (2.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 592 (17.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 282 (8.56%) PCI DSS
3 77 (2.34%) SLA
4 73 (2.22%) COBIT
5 57 (1.73%) GPG13
6 50 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 49 (1.49%) GDPR
8 43 (1.31%) QA
9 37 (1.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 18 (0.55%) RMADS
11 17 (0.52%) ISO22301
12 13 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 13 (0.39%) MISRA
13 11 (0.33%) SSAE 16
14 10 (0.30%) ISO27002
15 8 (0.24%) ISO 9001
15 8 (0.24%) JTAG
16 5 (0.15%) BS7799
17 4 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
17 4 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 183 (5.55%) Active Directory
2 98 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.70%) Snort
5 33 (1.00%) Docker
6 21 (0.64%) Xen
7 19 (0.58%) NFS
8 15 (0.46%) Samba
9 14 (0.42%) Firmware
10 13 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.39%) VMware ESX
11 10 (0.30%) HDFS
11 10 (0.30%) vSphere
12 8 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.12%) IAG
13 4 (0.12%) KVM
14 3 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.091%) XenApp
15 2 (0.061%) NDS
15 2 (0.061%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 102 (3.10%) Nessus
2 81 (2.46%) QRadar
3 74 (2.25%) Nmap
4 49 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 46 (1.40%) CSIRT
6 41 (1.24%) Puppet
7 37 (1.12%) Ansible
8 36 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 26 (0.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 21 (0.64%) logstash
11 18 (0.55%) Kibana
12 17 (0.52%) SCCM
13 16 (0.49%) Nagios
13 16 (0.49%) OpenVAS
14 15 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
16 13 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
17 12 (0.36%) RSA enVision
18 10 (0.30%) Grafana
18 10 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 221 (6.71%) Cisco
2 172 (5.22%) Microsoft
3 147 (4.46%) Splunk
4 132 (4.01%) VMware
5 106 (3.22%) CheckPoint
6 104 (3.16%) Palo Alto
7 103 (3.13%) Oracle
8 101 (3.07%) ArcSight
9 81 (2.46%) Sophos
10 76 (2.31%) Qualys
11 60 (1.82%) FireEye
12 59 (1.79%) Intel Security
13 56 (1.70%) Juniper
14 55 (1.67%) LogRhythm
15 53 (1.61%) HP
16 48 (1.46%) Fortinet
16 48 (1.46%) IBM
17 41 (1.24%) Citrix
17 41 (1.24%) NetApp
17 41 (1.24%) SAP
UK
Acumin
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Midlands
Acumin
Salary: Unspecified Competitive, DOE
Posted: 14 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 15% Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £90000 per annum + Pension, Bonus, Training
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k
Posted: Yesterday
London
Adeptis Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Oscar
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £90000 - £110000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000-65,000k base, 10% bonus and strong package
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Resource Group
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + car and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £63000 - £64000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Bonus & Industry Leading Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000-70,000k base and strong package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Acumin
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Berkshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £70,000 (with exceptional package)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Fenwick Ryan
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BIG BENS, Bonus, Stock, CISSP
Posted: 3 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Acumin
Posted: 15 hours ago