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

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 175 346 552
Rank change year-on-year
+171 +206
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1839 982 501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 0.89% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 1.03% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1431 748 400
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 £37,500 £34,900 £36,600
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
86057 95763 100141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 87.26% 85.38%
Number of salaries quoted 71845 78422 80737
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 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +181 1762 £60,000 +9.09% 215
London +166 741 £65,000 +8.33% 75
South East +127 420 £60,000 +9.09% 38
South West +90 253 £50,000 +5.26% 31
Gloucestershire +23 172 £50,000 +11.11% 24
Berkshire +75 147 £57,500 +4.54% 8
North West +80 105 £45,000 -10.00% 22
City of London +50 96 £57,500 -4.16% 27
Cheltenham +13 96 £50,000 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +42 92 £60,000 +9.09% 22
Reading +62 91 £57,500 +12.19% 5
Oxfordshire +24 77 £60,000 +50.00% 9
Surrey +57 74 £62,250 +8.26% 2
East of England +77 65 £50,000 -6.54% 5
Hampshire +29 57 £64,500 +12.17% 9
Birmingham +22 57 £65,000 +30.00% 10
Manchester +40 55 £65,000 +23.80% 19
Yorkshire +28 55 £58,750 +30.55% 16
Bristol +47 51 £65,000 +30.00% 2
West Yorkshire +20 48 £58,750 +30.55% 14
Kent +48 36 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Leeds +17 34 £52,500 +10.52% 12
Hertfordshire +43 30 £57,500 - 1
Merseyside - 28 £38,000 -
Scotland -8 27 £50,000 +19.04% 8
Liverpool - 26 £38,750 -
Warwickshire +28 25 £45,000 -41.93% 7
Leatherhead +37 21 £65,000 -
Wiltshire +29 21 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Guildford +12 21 £50,000 -9.09% 1

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1434 (38.39%) Information Security
2 1034 (27.68%) Security Cleared
3 941 (25.19%) CISSP
4 869 (23.27%) Finance
5 726 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 699 (18.71%) Degree
7 657 (17.59%) SC Cleared
8 650 (17.40%) Windows
9 643 (17.22%) Firewall
10 620 (16.60%) Linux
11 597 (15.98%) Penetration Testing
12 584 (15.64%) SIEM
13 558 (14.94%) CISM
14 506 (13.55%) Security Architecture
15 470 (12.58%) Java
16 464 (12.42%) Python
17 462 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
18 457 (12.24%) Security Operations
19 422 (11.30%) Risk Management
20 401 (10.74%) DV Cleared
21 398 (10.66%) Management Information System
22 373 (9.99%) PCI DSS
23 367 (9.83%) C++
24 345 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
25 344 (9.21%) C
26 334 (8.94%) CISA
27 328 (8.78%) Big Data
28 327 (8.76%) Telecoms
29 308 (8.25%) Network Security
30 303 (8.11%) Software Engineering

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 95 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 52 (1.39%) WebLogic
4 46 (1.23%) Apache Spark
5 39 (1.04%) Apache
5 39 (1.04%) Confluence
5 39 (1.04%) JBoss
6 37 (0.99%) MS Exchange
7 33 (0.88%) Apache Pig
8 31 (0.83%) IIS
9 29 (0.78%) WebSphere
10 22 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 20 (0.54%) SAS
12 16 (0.43%) nginx
13 15 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (0.29%) Liferay
15 7 (0.19%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.16%) Drupal
16 6 (0.16%) Jetty
Applications
1 108 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 44 (1.18%) MS Office
3 20 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.40%) MS Project
5 12 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.16%) Maple
7 2 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.48%) SAP GRC
3 15 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.027%) assyst
5 1 (0.027%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.027%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 133 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (1.50%) SaaS
4 35 (0.94%) Office 365
5 34 (0.91%) IaaS
6 28 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.37%) PaaS
8 13 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.19%) GitHub
11 4 (0.11%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.11%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.054%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.054%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.054%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (0.054%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.027%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.027%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 643 (17.22%) Firewall
2 308 (8.25%) Network Security
3 213 (5.70%) TCP/IP
4 155 (4.15%) Intrusion Detection
5 135 (3.61%) LAN
6 130 (3.48%) WAN
7 119 (3.19%) Internet
8 111 (2.97%) DNS
9 102 (2.73%) Wireless
10 95 (2.54%) VPN
11 87 (2.33%) SAN
12 72 (1.93%) HTTP
13 59 (1.58%) SSL
14 49 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
15 48 (1.29%) VoIP
16 43 (1.15%) Wireshark
17 42 (1.12%) HTTPS
18 40 (1.07%) DHCP
19 37 (0.99%) LDAP
19 37 (0.99%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 328 (8.78%) Big Data
2 196 (5.25%) SQL Server
3 169 (4.52%) Hadoop
4 122 (3.27%) MySQL
5 93 (2.49%) NoSQL
6 62 (1.66%) MongoDB
7 54 (1.45%) Apache Hive
7 54 (1.45%) Relational Database
8 35 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 30 (0.80%) Apache Accumulo
9 30 (0.80%) OrientDB
10 24 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
11 23 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 20 (0.54%) Data Mining
13 16 (0.43%) MariaDB
14 15 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
14 15 (0.40%) Neo4j
14 15 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
14 15 (0.40%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 131 (3.51%) Metasploit
2 64 (1.71%) JIRA
3 60 (1.61%) Burp Suite
4 57 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 51 (1.37%) Selenium
6 49 (1.31%) Git (software)
7 22 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 21 (0.56%) JUnit
9 20 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 17 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 14 (0.37%) LoadRunner
12 13 (0.35%) Ant
12 13 (0.35%) AppScan
13 12 (0.32%) Maven
14 11 (0.29%) Bitbucket
14 11 (0.29%) EasyMock
14 11 (0.29%) gulp
14 11 (0.29%) Subversion
14 11 (0.29%) Visual Studio
15 10 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 869 (23.27%) Finance
2 327 (8.76%) Telecoms
3 176 (4.71%) Banking
4 130 (3.48%) Legal
5 108 (2.89%) Retail
6 107 (2.86%) Manufacturing
7 82 (2.20%) Marketing
8 72 (1.93%) Aerospace
9 63 (1.69%) Law
10 59 (1.58%) Games
11 48 (1.29%) Electronics
12 42 (1.12%) Financial Institution
13 31 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.56%) Military
15 15 (0.40%) Advertising
15 15 (0.40%) Local Government
16 12 (0.32%) Automotive
17 11 (0.29%) Investment Banking
18 10 (0.27%) Back Office
19 6 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 926 (24.79%) Consultant
2 765 (20.48%) Security Consultant
3 526 (14.08%) Analyst
4 387 (10.36%) Security Analyst
5 380 (10.17%) Architect
6 336 (9.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 318 (8.51%) Security Manager
8 304 (8.14%) Security Architect
9 270 (7.23%) Developer
10 214 (5.73%) Security Engineer
11 184 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 171 (4.58%) Information Security Consultant
13 155 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Architect
14 145 (3.88%) Tester
15 143 (3.83%) Penetration Tester
16 136 (3.64%) Cybersecurity Manager
17 133 (3.56%) Security Specialist
18 124 (3.32%) Software Engineer
19 119 (3.19%) Information Security Manager
20 116 (3.11%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (3.16%) HTML
2 104 (2.78%) .NET
3 102 (2.73%) Web Services
4 95 (2.54%) J2EE
5 82 (2.20%) CSS
6 81 (2.17%) XML
7 77 (2.06%) Spring
8 64 (1.71%) Java EE
9 62 (1.66%) Node.js
10 54 (1.45%) AngularJS
11 49 (1.31%) EJB
12 48 (1.29%) HTML5
13 46 (1.23%) Hibernate
14 35 (0.94%) jQuery
14 35 (0.94%) Middleware
15 32 (0.86%) REST
16 28 (0.75%) SOAP
17 27 (0.72%) CSS3
18 26 (0.70%) Regular Expression
19 25 (0.67%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 398 (10.66%) Management Information System
2 345 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 303 (8.11%) Security Operations Centre
4 287 (7.68%) Computer Science
5 286 (7.66%) Cyberthreat
6 194 (5.19%) PKI
7 184 (4.93%) Cyber Attack
8 144 (3.86%) Cybercrime
9 132 (3.53%) Mobile App
10 129 (3.45%) Mathematics
11 117 (3.13%) CESG
12 115 (3.08%) Cryptography
13 106 (2.84%) Data Centre
14 56 (1.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 40 (1.07%) User Experience
16 39 (1.04%) Visualisation
17 38 (1.02%) CESG CLAS
18 33 (0.88%) Client/Server
19 32 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
19 32 (0.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 650 (17.40%) Windows
2 620 (16.60%) Linux
3 245 (6.56%) Unix
4 172 (4.61%) Windows Server
5 138 (3.69%) Android
6 85 (2.28%) Apple iOS
7 55 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 49 (1.31%) Kali Linux
9 43 (1.15%) CentOS
9 43 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (1.12%) VxWorks
11 37 (0.99%) Windows 7
12 34 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 26 (0.70%) Windows Phone
14 20 (0.54%) Ubuntu
15 19 (0.51%) AIX
15 19 (0.51%) Windows 8
16 18 (0.48%) Solaris
16 18 (0.48%) Windows 10
16 18 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1434 (38.39%) Information Security
2 597 (15.98%) Penetration Testing
3 584 (15.64%) SIEM
4 506 (13.55%) Security Architecture
5 462 (12.37%) Agile Software Development
6 457 (12.24%) Security Operations
7 422 (11.30%) Risk Management
8 303 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 297 (7.95%) ITIL
10 267 (7.15%) Data Protection
11 261 (6.99%) Information Assurance
12 234 (6.27%) Analytics
13 219 (5.86%) Presales
14 214 (5.73%) Risk Assessment
15 208 (5.57%) Mentoring
16 198 (5.30%) Security Management
17 196 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
18 177 (4.74%) Project Management
19 164 (4.39%) Identity Management
20 160 (4.28%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 470 (12.58%) Java
2 464 (12.42%) Python
3 367 (9.83%) C++
4 344 (9.21%) C
5 298 (7.98%) SQL
6 215 (5.76%) C#
7 176 (4.71%) JavaScript
8 150 (4.02%) Perl
9 115 (3.08%) PowerShell
10 111 (2.97%) Ruby
11 107 (2.86%) Bash Shell
12 72 (1.93%) PHP
13 57 (1.53%) Objective-C
14 38 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 36 (0.96%) VB
16 30 (0.80%) PL/SQL
17 21 (0.56%) R
18 20 (0.54%) Scala
19 16 (0.43%) Embedded C
20 14 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 1034 (27.68%) Security Cleared
2 941 (25.19%) CISSP
3 699 (18.71%) Degree
4 657 (17.59%) SC Cleared
5 558 (14.94%) CISM
6 401 (10.74%) DV Cleared
7 334 (8.94%) CISA
8 235 (6.29%) CREST Certified
9 201 (5.38%) CEH
10 195 (5.22%) SANS
11 150 (4.02%) CESG Certified Professional
12 149 (3.99%) Cisco Certification
13 140 (3.75%) GIAC
14 109 (2.92%) CLAS
15 105 (2.81%) CRISC
16 89 (2.38%) OSCP
17 80 (2.14%) GCIH
18 79 (2.12%) CCNA
19 68 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
20 67 (1.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 726 (19.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 373 (9.99%) PCI DSS
3 108 (2.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 106 (2.84%) COBIT
5 76 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 46 (1.23%) QA
7 44 (1.18%) SLA
8 39 (1.04%) ISO27002
8 39 (1.04%) RMADS
9 29 (0.78%) ISO 9001
10 25 (0.67%) ISO22301
11 15 (0.40%) Data Quality
11 15 (0.40%) GPG13
12 9 (0.24%) PA-DSS
13 5 (0.13%) IEC 61508
14 4 (0.11%) ISO26262
15 3 (0.080%) DO-254
15 3 (0.080%) Government Security Classifications
15 3 (0.080%) HIPAA
15 3 (0.080%) MISRA
System Software
1 260 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 92 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 41 (1.10%) Snort
5 34 (0.91%) vSphere
6 23 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (0.54%) XenApp
8 17 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.43%) Firmware
9 16 (0.43%) NFS
10 14 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.27%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 7 (0.19%) HDFS
14 6 (0.16%) Docker
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
15 5 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.13%) vCloud
15 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
16 4 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 183 (4.90%) Nessus
2 101 (2.70%) Nmap
3 37 (0.99%) QRadar
4 36 (0.96%) Puppet
5 31 (0.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 30 (0.80%) EnCase
7 24 (0.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 23 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
8 23 (0.62%) SCCM
9 22 (0.59%) Ansible
10 18 (0.48%) WSUS
11 16 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
13 13 (0.35%) Kibana
13 13 (0.35%) logstash
14 12 (0.32%) Backup Exec
14 12 (0.32%) Nagios
15 10 (0.27%) ArcSight ESM
16 8 (0.21%) RSA Archer
16 8 (0.21%) SCOM
Vendors
1 246 (6.59%) Cisco
2 228 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 182 (4.87%) Oracle
4 167 (4.47%) VMware
5 141 (3.78%) ArcSight
6 105 (2.81%) HP
7 87 (2.33%) Juniper
8 82 (2.20%) CheckPoint
9 79 (2.12%) Splunk
10 71 (1.90%) Intel Security
11 68 (1.82%) SAP
12 55 (1.47%) SolarWinds
13 54 (1.45%) Citrix
14 52 (1.39%) Red Hat
15 51 (1.37%) Palo Alto
16 49 (1.31%) Fortinet
17 45 (1.20%) CA
17 45 (1.20%) Hortonworks
18 43 (1.15%) Google
19 41 (1.10%) LogRhythm
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
OSM Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + Many more benefits!
Posted: 1 hour ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £100,000- £160,000 + package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Raytheon
Salary: Salary, Bonus, Car Allowance & Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £85,000 - £120,000
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50K-55K + 40K commission + Excellent benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £40,000- £59,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rainford Recruitment
Salary: £64000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Banking bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago