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

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 174 338 566
Rank change year-on-year
+164 +228
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1896 1005 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.94% 0.92% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.05% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1475 783 373
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 £38,432 £32,900 £37,800
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £84,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +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
86109 95786 100064
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.02% 87.52% 85.36%
Number of salaries quoted 72031 78787 79868
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 £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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +185 1836 £60,000 +9.09% 218
London +169 812 £65,000 +8.33% 76
South East +138 396 £57,500 +4.54% 45
South West +82 279 £50,000 +11.11% 42
Gloucestershire +18 200 £49,000 +8.88% 30
Berkshire +80 136 £55,000 -8.33% 14
City of London +98 113 £60,000 +4.34% 18
Cheltenham +4 107 £50,000 +11.11% 11
North West +56 97 £47,500 -5.00% 19
Reading +67 87 £57,500 +4.54% 9
Oxfordshire +35 84 £60,000 +54.83% 8
West Midlands +25 83 £60,000 -5.21% 8
Yorkshire +49 75 £58,750 +23.68% 16
East of England +73 64 £50,000 -6.54% 5
Hampshire +43 62 £62,500 +13.63% 10
Manchester +38 59 £62,500 +16.27% 16
West Yorkshire +28 59 £57,500 +21.05% 12
Bristol +38 53 £70,000 +45.68% 6
Birmingham +19 53 £65,000 +30.00% 3
Surrey +33 50 £65,000 +8.33% 6
Leeds +18 35 £52,500 +10.52% 9
Kent +48 34 £45,000 +23.28% 2
Hertfordshire +43 30 £57,500 -11.53% 3
Gloucester +6 26 £45,000 -12.19% 11
Warwickshire +23 20 £45,000 -38.98% 3
Banbury +8 20 £50,000 +8.10% 2
Buckinghamshire +35 19 £72,500 +31.81% 5
Scotland -26 19 £50,000 +14.28% 5
Liverpool - 19 £40,000 -
Merseyside - 19 £40,000 -

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 1446 (38.41%) Information Security
2 1039 (27.60%) Security Cleared
3 1030 (27.36%) CISSP
4 853 (22.66%) Finance
5 779 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 688 (18.27%) Degree
7 669 (17.77%) Penetration Testing
8 658 (17.48%) Windows
9 652 (17.32%) Firewall
10 633 (16.81%) SIEM
11 632 (16.79%) Linux
12 631 (16.76%) SC Cleared
13 600 (15.94%) CISM
14 511 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
15 510 (13.55%) Security Architecture
16 490 (13.01%) Java
17 488 (12.96%) Python
18 466 (12.38%) Security Operations
19 449 (11.93%) Risk Management
20 439 (11.66%) PCI DSS
21 435 (11.55%) DV Cleared
22 417 (11.08%) Management Information System
23 377 (10.01%) CISA
24 373 (9.91%) C
25 364 (9.67%) C++
26 340 (9.03%) Telecoms
27 334 (8.87%) Network Security
28 328 (8.71%) Big Data
29 317 (8.42%) Software Engineering
30 316 (8.39%) ITIL

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 91 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
2 65 (1.73%) SharePoint
3 49 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 47 (1.25%) Apache Spark
5 45 (1.20%) Apache
6 44 (1.17%) Confluence
7 41 (1.09%) Apache Pig
8 39 (1.04%) IIS
9 37 (0.98%) JBoss
10 29 (0.77%) MS Exchange
11 27 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 22 (0.58%) Tomcat
13 18 (0.48%) SAS
14 15 (0.40%) nginx
15 13 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 11 (0.29%) Liferay
17 10 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
18 6 (0.16%) Drupal
18 6 (0.16%) GlassFish
18 6 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 107 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 41 (1.09%) MS Office
3 21 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.40%) MS Project
5 12 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.11%) Maple
7 2 (0.053%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 25 (0.66%) SAP GRC
3 22 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.027%) assyst
5 1 (0.027%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.027%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 119 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (1.62%) SaaS
4 36 (0.96%) IaaS
5 32 (0.85%) Office 365
6 30 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.27%) GitHub
7 10 (0.27%) PaaS
8 9 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.053%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.053%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.053%) AWS CloudTrail
12 2 (0.053%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.053%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.027%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.027%) Force.com
13 1 (0.027%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 652 (17.32%) Firewall
2 334 (8.87%) Network Security
3 215 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 151 (4.01%) Intrusion Detection
5 133 (3.53%) LAN
6 118 (3.13%) WAN
7 111 (2.95%) Internet
8 106 (2.82%) DNS
9 99 (2.63%) Wireless
10 92 (2.44%) VPN
11 66 (1.75%) SAN
12 64 (1.70%) HTTP
13 56 (1.49%) SSL
14 49 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
15 42 (1.12%) VoIP
16 41 (1.09%) DHCP
17 40 (1.06%) MPLS
18 39 (1.04%) Wireshark
19 36 (0.96%) VLAN
20 35 (0.93%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (8.71%) Big Data
2 173 (4.59%) SQL Server
3 172 (4.57%) Hadoop
4 122 (3.24%) MySQL
5 86 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 62 (1.65%) MongoDB
7 59 (1.57%) Apache Hive
8 53 (1.41%) Relational Database
9 35 (0.93%) Apache Accumulo
9 35 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 29 (0.77%) OrientDB
11 22 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
13 19 (0.50%) Data Mining
13 19 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 16 (0.42%) Neo4j
15 15 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.35%) QlikView
17 12 (0.32%) MariaDB
17 12 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 131 (3.48%) Metasploit
2 74 (1.97%) JIRA
3 60 (1.59%) Burp Suite
4 56 (1.49%) Selenium
5 54 (1.43%) Git (software)
6 53 (1.41%) Jenkins
7 24 (0.64%) Cucumber
8 21 (0.56%) Eclipse
8 21 (0.56%) JUnit
9 18 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (0.48%) Subversion
10 15 (0.40%) Ant
11 14 (0.37%) Maven
11 14 (0.37%) Mercurial
12 12 (0.32%) AppScan
12 12 (0.32%) LoadRunner
13 11 (0.29%) Bitbucket
13 11 (0.29%) EasyMock
13 11 (0.29%) gulp
13 11 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 853 (22.66%) Finance
2 340 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 194 (5.15%) Banking
4 124 (3.29%) Legal
5 111 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 104 (2.76%) Retail
7 80 (2.12%) Marketing
8 77 (2.05%) Aerospace
9 71 (1.89%) Games
10 55 (1.46%) Law
11 48 (1.27%) Electronics
12 38 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
13 36 (0.96%) Financial Institution
14 20 (0.53%) Military
15 19 (0.50%) Investment Banking
16 14 (0.37%) Advertising
17 13 (0.35%) Automotive
18 12 (0.32%) Local Government
19 11 (0.29%) Back Office
20 6 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 879 (23.35%) Consultant
2 719 (19.10%) Security Consultant
3 564 (14.98%) Analyst
4 423 (11.24%) Security Analyst
5 368 (9.77%) Architect
6 361 (9.59%) Security Manager
7 319 (8.47%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 290 (7.70%) Security Architect
9 259 (6.88%) Developer
10 200 (5.31%) Security Engineer
11 196 (5.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 178 (4.73%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 166 (4.41%) Information Security Consultant
14 161 (4.28%) Cybersecurity Architect
15 157 (4.17%) Tester
16 153 (4.06%) Penetration Tester
17 136 (3.61%) Software Engineer
18 131 (3.48%) Security Specialist
19 122 (3.24%) IT Manager
20 119 (3.16%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (3.19%) HTML
2 111 (2.95%) .NET
3 104 (2.76%) Web Services
4 90 (2.39%) J2EE
5 87 (2.31%) CSS
6 82 (2.18%) XML
7 69 (1.83%) Spring
8 65 (1.73%) Java EE
9 54 (1.43%) Node.js
10 49 (1.30%) AngularJS
11 47 (1.25%) Hibernate
12 46 (1.22%) EJB
13 42 (1.12%) HTML5
14 41 (1.09%) jQuery
15 31 (0.82%) Middleware
15 31 (0.82%) REST
16 30 (0.80%) STL
17 25 (0.66%) JSON
17 25 (0.66%) SOAP
18 23 (0.61%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 417 (11.08%) Management Information System
2 309 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
3 299 (7.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 285 (7.57%) Cyberthreat
5 278 (7.38%) Computer Science
6 184 (4.89%) Cyber Attack
7 175 (4.65%) PKI
8 132 (3.51%) Cybercrime
9 125 (3.32%) Mobile App
10 117 (3.11%) CESG
11 112 (2.97%) Cryptography
12 109 (2.90%) Mathematics
13 96 (2.55%) Data Centre
14 61 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
15 56 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 41 (1.09%) Client/Server
17 39 (1.04%) Visualisation
18 36 (0.96%) User Experience
19 32 (0.85%) Life Science
20 30 (0.80%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 658 (17.48%) Windows
2 632 (16.79%) Linux
3 261 (6.93%) Unix
4 173 (4.59%) Windows Server
5 135 (3.59%) Android
6 95 (2.52%) Apple iOS
7 66 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 48 (1.27%) Kali Linux
9 45 (1.20%) CentOS
10 44 (1.17%) VxWorks
11 38 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 32 (0.85%) Windows 7
12 32 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (0.74%) Windows Phone
14 20 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (0.50%) Ubuntu
16 17 (0.45%) AIX
16 17 (0.45%) Windows 8
17 16 (0.42%) Windows 10
18 15 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1446 (38.41%) Information Security
2 669 (17.77%) Penetration Testing
3 633 (16.81%) SIEM
4 511 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
5 510 (13.55%) Security Architecture
6 466 (12.38%) Security Operations
7 449 (11.93%) Risk Management
8 317 (8.42%) Software Engineering
9 316 (8.39%) ITIL
10 304 (8.07%) Data Protection
11 241 (6.40%) Information Assurance
11 241 (6.40%) Presales
12 231 (6.14%) Analytics
13 219 (5.82%) Risk Assessment
13 219 (5.82%) Stakeholder Management
14 208 (5.52%) Mentoring
14 208 (5.52%) Security Management
15 195 (5.18%) Vulnerability Management
16 190 (5.05%) Project Management
17 178 (4.73%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 490 (13.01%) Java
2 488 (12.96%) Python
3 373 (9.91%) C
4 364 (9.67%) C++
5 282 (7.49%) SQL
6 223 (5.92%) C#
7 186 (4.94%) JavaScript
8 161 (4.28%) Perl
9 111 (2.95%) PowerShell
10 107 (2.84%) Ruby
11 104 (2.76%) Bash Shell
12 98 (2.60%) PHP
13 65 (1.73%) Objective-C
14 42 (1.12%) VB
15 36 (0.96%) Shell Script
16 27 (0.72%) PL/SQL
17 24 (0.64%) Scala
18 22 (0.58%) VB.NET
19 21 (0.56%) R
20 19 (0.50%) Go
Qualifications
1 1039 (27.60%) Security Cleared
2 1030 (27.36%) CISSP
3 688 (18.27%) Degree
4 631 (16.76%) SC Cleared
5 600 (15.94%) CISM
6 435 (11.55%) DV Cleared
7 377 (10.01%) CISA
8 252 (6.69%) CREST Certified
9 233 (6.19%) CEH
10 222 (5.90%) SANS
11 163 (4.33%) GIAC
12 150 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
13 138 (3.67%) CESG Certified Professional
14 108 (2.87%) CRISC
15 97 (2.58%) OSCP
16 95 (2.52%) CLAS
17 85 (2.26%) CCNA
18 84 (2.23%) GCIH
19 73 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
20 72 (1.91%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 779 (20.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 439 (11.66%) PCI DSS
3 105 (2.79%) COBIT
4 102 (2.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 91 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 44 (1.17%) QA
7 43 (1.14%) SLA
8 40 (1.06%) RMADS
9 36 (0.96%) ISO27002
10 29 (0.77%) ISO22301
11 26 (0.69%) ISO 9001
12 21 (0.56%) GPG13
13 12 (0.32%) Data Quality
14 8 (0.21%) PA-DSS
15 5 (0.13%) IEC 61508
16 4 (0.11%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.11%) ISO26262
16 4 (0.11%) JSP 440
16 4 (0.11%) MISRA
17 3 (0.080%) COSO
System Software
1 239 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 92 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 35 (0.93%) Snort
5 26 (0.69%) vSphere
6 22 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (0.50%) XenApp
8 17 (0.45%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.42%) NFS
10 13 (0.35%) Firmware
11 11 (0.29%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 9 (0.24%) Apache Flume
12 9 (0.24%) HDFS
13 7 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (0.16%) Docker
14 6 (0.16%) Samba
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 183 (4.86%) Nessus
2 103 (2.74%) Nmap
3 43 (1.14%) QRadar
4 38 (1.01%) Puppet
5 29 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 28 (0.74%) EnCase
7 24 (0.64%) Ansible
8 23 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
8 23 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 21 (0.56%) SCCM
10 20 (0.53%) WSUS
11 19 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.40%) Nagios
13 13 (0.35%) Kibana
13 13 (0.35%) logstash
13 13 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
14 11 (0.29%) Backup Exec
15 10 (0.27%) ArcSight ESM
15 10 (0.27%) OpenVAS
16 9 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 222 (5.90%) Cisco
2 203 (5.39%) Microsoft
3 165 (4.38%) Oracle
4 152 (4.04%) VMware
5 149 (3.96%) ArcSight
6 99 (2.63%) HP
7 83 (2.20%) Splunk
8 82 (2.18%) Intel Security
9 80 (2.12%) CheckPoint
10 79 (2.10%) Juniper
11 74 (1.97%) SAP
12 52 (1.38%) Citrix
12 52 (1.38%) Qualys
13 50 (1.33%) Palo Alto
14 46 (1.22%) CA
14 46 (1.22%) Red Hat
14 46 (1.22%) SolarWinds
15 45 (1.20%) Fortinet
15 45 (1.20%) Hortonworks
16 40 (1.06%) FireEye
Manchester, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Pension & Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £90,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 10 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £85,000 + 17% Flex Fund
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
Via Resource
Salary: From £50,000 to £68,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Saffron Walden, Essex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000 + an excellent package including a very generous bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday