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

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 182 293 463
Rank change year-on-year
+111 +170
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1718 1164 682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.89% 1.07% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.23% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1277 786 533
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +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
80212 94769 98685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.12% 87.47% 85.65%
Number of salaries quoted 66110 78292 81104
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
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 2 December 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 2 December 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 +142 1626 £60,000 +4.34% 201
London +196 792 £70,000 +7.69% 88
South East +72 323 £53,000 -7.82% 32
South West +51 244 £50,000 -2.53% 23
Gloucestershire +9 183 £50,000 +11.11% 15
Cheltenham -2 104 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Berkshire +60 102 £57,500 -4.16% 18
Oxfordshire +73 95 £70,000 +69.69% 1
North West +32 83 £45,000 -23.40% 22
City of London +71 80 £65,000 +6.12% 23
West Midlands +20 75 £48,000 -4.00% 13
Surrey +27 61 £51,250 -31.66% 4
Manchester +26 58 £45,000 -30.76% 18
Bristol +39 48 £65,000 +18.18% 6
Reading +46 44 £52,500 -12.50% 11
Hampshire -14 42 £40,000 -24.52% 4
Yorkshire +21 38 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Birmingham +3 38 £52,500 +144.18% 8
Banbury +14 36 £85,000 +112.50%
West Yorkshire +18 35 £47,500 +5.55% 6
Abingdon +22 30 - -
East of England -9 29 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Scotland +28 27 £41,500 -26.54% 14
Basingstoke +1 26 £40,000 -33.33% 2
Leeds +9 24 £45,000 - 4
Cheshire +31 21 £36,250 -15.69% 2
Guildford +30 21 £40,000 -38.46% 3
East Midlands +12 20 £45,000 -30.76% 5
Warwickshire +17 19 £41,250 -28.26% 2
Gloucester -2 15 £45,000 +12.50% 6

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 1368 (38.16%) Information Security
2 1076 (30.01%) CISSP
3 981 (27.36%) Security Cleared
4 770 (21.48%) Finance
5 760 (21.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 743 (20.73%) Penetration Testing
7 690 (19.25%) Firewall
8 657 (18.33%) Windows
9 652 (18.19%) SIEM
10 645 (17.99%) CISM
11 641 (17.88%) Degree
12 630 (17.57%) Linux
13 572 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
14 523 (14.59%) Python
15 504 (14.06%) Java
15 504 (14.06%) DV Cleared
16 494 (13.78%) SC Cleared
17 461 (12.86%) Security Architecture
18 439 (12.25%) Risk Management
19 435 (12.13%) CISA
20 428 (11.94%) C
21 417 (11.63%) Security Operations
22 392 (10.93%) PCI DSS
23 379 (10.57%) C++
24 365 (10.18%) Management Information System
25 354 (9.87%) Software Engineering
26 338 (9.43%) Network Security
27 332 (9.26%) ITIL
28 307 (8.56%) Data Protection
29 296 (8.26%) Telecoms

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 80 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
2 74 (2.06%) IIS
3 68 (1.90%) Apache Pig
4 66 (1.84%) WebLogic
5 55 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 50 (1.39%) Confluence
7 44 (1.23%) Apache
8 41 (1.14%) Apache Spark
9 39 (1.09%) MS Exchange
10 34 (0.95%) JBoss
11 32 (0.89%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.47%) nginx
13 11 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.22%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (0.17%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.11%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 93 (2.59%) MS Excel
2 33 (0.92%) MS Office
3 21 (0.59%) MS Project
4 12 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.084%) FrameMaker
7 2 (0.056%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.056%) Siemens NX
7 2 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.028%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.028%) Maya
8 1 (0.028%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.028%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 26 (0.73%) SAP GRC
2 25 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.20%) assyst
4 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.056%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.056%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.028%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.028%) Orchestrade
6 1 (0.028%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.028%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 97 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (2.45%) SaaS
3 74 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (1.26%) IaaS
5 38 (1.06%) GitHub
6 37 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 33 (0.92%) Office 365
8 20 (0.56%) PaaS
9 5 (0.14%) Sumo Logic
10 4 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.084%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.056%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.056%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.056%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.056%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.056%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.028%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.028%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.028%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.028%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 690 (19.25%) Firewall
2 338 (9.43%) Network Security
3 258 (7.20%) TCP/IP
4 169 (4.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 109 (3.04%) DNS
6 108 (3.01%) LAN
7 95 (2.65%) VPN
8 94 (2.62%) Internet
9 74 (2.06%) WAN
10 73 (2.04%) Wireless
11 72 (2.01%) HTTP
12 53 (1.48%) SSL
13 45 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
14 41 (1.14%) VLAN
14 41 (1.14%) Wireshark
15 40 (1.12%) SAN
16 36 (1.00%) DHCP
17 34 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
18 32 (0.89%) HTTPS
19 23 (0.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (7.84%) Big Data
2 123 (3.43%) Hadoop
3 108 (3.01%) MySQL
4 102 (2.85%) SQL Server
5 87 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 70 (1.95%) Apache Hive
7 65 (1.81%) NoSQL
8 48 (1.34%) Relational Database
9 34 (0.95%) GIS
9 34 (0.95%) OrientDB
10 24 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 20 (0.56%) Neo4j
12 19 (0.53%) Oracle Database
13 15 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
14 14 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 13 (0.36%) Apache Accumulo
15 13 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
16 10 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
17 8 (0.22%) Data Lake
17 8 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 83 (2.32%) JIRA
2 82 (2.29%) Metasploit
3 61 (1.70%) Git (software)
4 50 (1.39%) Selenium
5 44 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 35 (0.98%) Burp Suite
7 27 (0.75%) Cucumber
7 27 (0.75%) Subversion
8 25 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 18 (0.50%) Mercurial
10 16 (0.45%) JUnit
11 13 (0.36%) Redmine
12 11 (0.31%) Maven
13 10 (0.28%) Ant
13 10 (0.28%) gulp
14 8 (0.22%) CodeSonar
14 8 (0.22%) git-flow
14 8 (0.22%) Robot Framework
15 7 (0.20%) EasyMock
General
1 770 (21.48%) Finance
2 296 (8.26%) Telecoms
3 188 (5.24%) Banking
4 130 (3.63%) Games
5 120 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 85 (2.37%) Legal
7 79 (2.20%) Retail
8 76 (2.12%) Marketing
9 67 (1.87%) Aerospace
10 49 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 43 (1.20%) Electronics
12 35 (0.98%) Law
13 24 (0.67%) Investment Banking
14 23 (0.64%) Financial Institution
15 18 (0.50%) Publishing
16 16 (0.45%) Retail Banking
17 14 (0.39%) Automotive
17 14 (0.39%) French Language
17 14 (0.39%) German Language
18 11 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 626 (17.46%) Consultant
2 578 (16.12%) Analyst
3 455 (12.69%) Security Consultant
4 445 (12.41%) Security Manager
5 444 (12.38%) Security Analyst
6 274 (7.64%) Architect
7 257 (7.17%) Developer
8 233 (6.50%) Security Engineer
9 226 (6.30%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 218 (6.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 214 (5.97%) Security Architect
12 196 (5.47%) Software Engineer
13 182 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 152 (4.24%) Security Specialist
15 147 (4.10%) Information Security Manager
16 136 (3.79%) Information Manager
17 133 (3.71%) IT Manager
18 128 (3.57%) Tester
19 126 (3.51%) Cybersecurity Engineer
20 123 (3.43%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (4.57%) HTML
2 117 (3.26%) Web Services
3 108 (3.01%) CSS
4 102 (2.85%) .NET
5 82 (2.29%) Java EE
6 79 (2.20%) J2EE
7 67 (1.87%) XML
8 64 (1.79%) Spring
9 61 (1.70%) AngularJS
10 52 (1.45%) Hibernate
11 51 (1.42%) Node.js
11 51 (1.42%) STL
12 47 (1.31%) EJB
13 46 (1.28%) jQuery
14 41 (1.14%) Django
14 41 (1.14%) HTML5
15 30 (0.84%) REST
16 26 (0.73%) JSON
16 26 (0.73%) Regular Expression
17 25 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 365 (10.18%) Management Information System
2 248 (6.92%) Cyberthreat
3 226 (6.30%) Computer Science
4 225 (6.28%) Security Operations Centre
5 220 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
6 165 (4.60%) Cyber Attack
7 158 (4.41%) PKI
8 111 (3.10%) Cryptography
9 92 (2.57%) CESG
10 88 (2.45%) Data Centre
11 85 (2.37%) Cybercrime
11 85 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
12 82 (2.29%) Mathematics
13 77 (2.15%) Mobile App
14 60 (1.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 47 (1.31%) Physics
16 46 (1.28%) Client/Server
17 43 (1.20%) Visualisation
18 38 (1.06%) Algorithms
19 31 (0.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 657 (18.33%) Windows
2 630 (17.57%) Linux
3 281 (7.84%) Unix
4 157 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 114 (3.18%) Android
6 103 (2.87%) Apple iOS
7 100 (2.79%) Mac OS X
8 46 (1.28%) CentOS
9 42 (1.17%) VxWorks
9 42 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (0.84%) Kali Linux
12 27 (0.75%) Windows Phone
13 21 (0.59%) Windows 7
13 21 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (0.56%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.47%) AIX
16 15 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 11 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1368 (38.16%) Information Security
2 743 (20.73%) Penetration Testing
3 652 (18.19%) SIEM
4 572 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
5 461 (12.86%) Security Architecture
6 439 (12.25%) Risk Management
7 417 (11.63%) Security Operations
8 354 (9.87%) Software Engineering
9 332 (9.26%) ITIL
10 307 (8.56%) Data Protection
11 269 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
12 256 (7.14%) Presales
13 243 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 234 (6.53%) Analytics
14 234 (6.53%) Ethical Hacking
15 205 (5.72%) Mentoring
16 199 (5.55%) Project Management
16 199 (5.55%) Security Management
17 195 (5.44%) Open Source
18 190 (5.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 523 (14.59%) Python
2 504 (14.06%) Java
3 428 (11.94%) C
4 379 (10.57%) C++
5 288 (8.03%) SQL
6 248 (6.92%) C#
7 229 (6.39%) JavaScript
8 164 (4.57%) Perl
9 126 (3.51%) PHP
10 114 (3.18%) PowerShell
11 109 (3.04%) Ruby
12 108 (3.01%) Bash Shell
13 84 (2.34%) Objective-C
14 45 (1.26%) Go
15 42 (1.17%) VB
16 38 (1.06%) Scala
17 35 (0.98%) Embedded C
18 33 (0.92%) Shell Script
19 27 (0.75%) VB.NET
20 16 (0.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1076 (30.01%) CISSP
2 981 (27.36%) Security Cleared
3 645 (17.99%) CISM
4 641 (17.88%) Degree
5 504 (14.06%) DV Cleared
6 494 (13.78%) SC Cleared
7 435 (12.13%) CISA
8 285 (7.95%) CEH
9 249 (6.95%) SANS
10 216 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
11 215 (6.00%) CREST Certified
12 185 (5.16%) GIAC
13 134 (3.74%) CCNA
14 109 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
15 108 (3.01%) CESG Certified Professional
16 104 (2.90%) CompTIA Security+
16 104 (2.90%) Security+ Certification
17 95 (2.65%) MCSE
18 92 (2.57%) OSCP
19 76 (2.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 760 (21.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 392 (10.93%) PCI DSS
3 103 (2.87%) COBIT
4 77 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 70 (1.95%) SLA
6 66 (1.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 57 (1.59%) GPG13
8 40 (1.12%) QA
9 23 (0.64%) ISO22301
9 23 (0.64%) RMADS
10 22 (0.61%) ISO27002
11 14 (0.39%) ISO 9001
12 13 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 12 (0.33%) MISRA
14 9 (0.25%) SSAE 16
15 7 (0.20%) JTAG
16 6 (0.17%) PA-DSS
17 5 (0.14%) BS7799
17 5 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
18 4 (0.11%) SDET
System Software
1 225 (6.28%) Active Directory
2 95 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 44 (1.23%) Snort
5 30 (0.84%) Docker
6 20 (0.56%) NFS
6 20 (0.56%) vSphere
7 18 (0.50%) VMware ESX
8 17 (0.47%) Firmware
9 16 (0.45%) Samba
10 15 (0.42%) Xen
11 14 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 9 (0.25%) XenApp
14 6 (0.17%) HDFS
15 5 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
16 2 (0.056%) IAG
16 2 (0.056%) NDS
16 2 (0.056%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 2 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 154 (4.30%) Nessus
2 101 (2.82%) Nmap
3 66 (1.84%) QRadar
4 43 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 39 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 39 (1.09%) Puppet
6 33 (0.92%) Ansible
7 23 (0.64%) OpenVAS
8 21 (0.59%) Nagios
9 17 (0.47%) SCCM
10 15 (0.42%) logstash
10 15 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (0.39%) EnCase
12 13 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
13 11 (0.31%) Kibana
13 11 (0.31%) RSA enVision
14 9 (0.25%) AirWatch
14 9 (0.25%) Salt
15 8 (0.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 225 (6.28%) Cisco
2 201 (5.61%) Microsoft
3 139 (3.88%) VMware
4 126 (3.51%) Splunk
5 109 (3.04%) Oracle
6 104 (2.90%) ArcSight
7 100 (2.79%) CheckPoint
8 91 (2.54%) Palo Alto
9 90 (2.51%) Sophos
10 89 (2.48%) Qualys
11 73 (2.04%) Intel Security
12 66 (1.84%) SAP
13 52 (1.45%) FireEye
14 50 (1.39%) Citrix
15 49 (1.37%) HP
15 49 (1.37%) Juniper
15 49 (1.37%) LogRhythm
16 46 (1.28%) Apple
17 41 (1.14%) Fortinet
17 41 (1.14%) IBM
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Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £20000 - £21000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Car, pension, bonus, flexible
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £80,000 + car + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 - £70000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Flexible + bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 53,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum DoE (+ v strong Benefits)
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000- £80,000 plus an attractive bonus, car and pension scheme
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Networkers
Salary: £90000 - £95000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Full Benefits package, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + +Excellant benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £50k - 65k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
UK
Empiric.com
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday