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

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
UK
Rank 182 213 439
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +226
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1557 1616 668
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.85% 1.60% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 1.81% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1199 456
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,875 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £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
74604 89126 91423
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.73% 88.31% 86.72%
Number of salaries quoted 61307 73847 74567
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 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £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 February 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 28 February 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 +36 1462 £57,500 -4.16% 200
London +87 730 £65,000 +0.77% 95
South East 0 265 £55,000 -4.34% 31
South West -29 187 £47,500 -11.62% 22
Gloucestershire -14 124 £47,500 -5.00% 14
City of London +38 106 £60,000 +4.34% 27
North West +30 105 £45,000 -30.76% 23
Berkshire +14 98 £55,000 -8.33% 7
West Midlands +49 88 £50,000 -16.66% 11
Manchester +13 71 £42,500 -37.03% 17
Hampshire -6 54 £42,500 -15.00% 10
Scotland +39 50 £35,000 -37.21% 15
Surrey +35 48 £55,000 -14.56% 9
Cheltenham -8 48 £50,000 -6.97% 8
Edinburgh +34 38 £35,000 -33.64% 5
Bristol -9 38 £62,500 +4.16% 7
East of England +5 34 £40,000 -27.27% 5
Reading +6 33 £45,000 -21.73% 4
Buckinghamshire +26 30 £55,000 -2.22% 3
Gloucester -2 29 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Birmingham -8 28 £72,500 +20.83% 2
Milton Keynes +28 27 £55,000 -13.72% 3
Maidenhead +27 23 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire +40 22 £52,500 +3.96% 2
East Midlands -21 21 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Coventry +30 20 £42,500 -22.72% 2
Oxfordshire -14 20 £65,000 +8.33% 1
Yorkshire -18 20 £40,000 -20.00% 9
Canary Wharf +5 18 £82,500 +20.00%
Wales +23 16 £34,000 -26.48% 6

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 1186 (36.48%) Information Security
2 986 (30.33%) CISSP
3 775 (23.84%) Security Cleared
4 672 (20.67%) Finance
5 655 (20.15%) Firewall
6 654 (20.12%) CISM
7 611 (18.79%) Linux
8 588 (18.09%) SIEM
9 580 (17.84%) Degree
10 572 (17.59%) Windows
11 536 (16.49%) Penetration Testing
12 531 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 510 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
14 466 (14.33%) Java
15 431 (13.26%) Python
16 413 (12.70%) Risk Management
17 387 (11.90%) DV Cleared
18 383 (11.78%) CISA
19 376 (11.57%) Security Operations
20 354 (10.89%) Network Security
21 338 (10.40%) Security Architecture
22 337 (10.37%) SC Cleared
23 328 (10.09%) Management Information System
23 328 (10.09%) C++
24 322 (9.90%) Software Engineering
25 321 (9.87%) ITIL
26 309 (9.50%) C
27 283 (8.71%) SQL
28 274 (8.43%) Unix
29 270 (8.31%) Data Protection

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 87 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
2 69 (2.12%) IIS
3 61 (1.88%) WebLogic
4 54 (1.66%) Apache Pig
5 39 (1.20%) Apache Spark
6 38 (1.17%) Apache
7 36 (1.11%) SharePoint
8 35 (1.08%) WebSphere
9 33 (1.02%) Confluence
10 32 (0.98%) MS Exchange
11 31 (0.95%) JBoss
12 17 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (0.40%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.31%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
16 4 (0.12%) nginx
17 3 (0.092%) Exchange Server 2003
17 3 (0.092%) OpenStack
18 2 (0.062%) Exchange Server 2007
18 2 (0.062%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 80 (2.46%) MS Excel
2 35 (1.08%) MS Office
3 16 (0.49%) MS Project
4 12 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.092%) FrameMaker
8 2 (0.062%) Siemens NX
8 2 (0.062%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.031%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.031%) Maya
9 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.031%) Snagit
9 1 (0.031%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 18 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.22%) assyst
2 7 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.062%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.031%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.031%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 99 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (2.43%) SaaS
3 52 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (1.02%) GitHub
5 27 (0.83%) IaaS
6 25 (0.77%) Office 365
7 13 (0.40%) PaaS
8 9 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
10 7 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.18%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.092%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.092%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.092%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 655 (20.15%) Firewall
2 354 (10.89%) Network Security
3 250 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 212 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
5 100 (3.08%) DNS
6 90 (2.77%) HTTP
7 85 (2.61%) Internet
8 80 (2.46%) VPN
9 77 (2.37%) LAN
10 64 (1.97%) WAN
11 58 (1.78%) Wireless
12 56 (1.72%) Wireshark
13 48 (1.48%) SSL
14 46 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
15 40 (1.23%) DHCP
16 39 (1.20%) HTTPS
16 39 (1.20%) VLAN
17 32 (0.98%) SAN
18 25 (0.77%) FTP
19 24 (0.74%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (7.29%) Big Data
2 100 (3.08%) Hadoop
3 83 (2.55%) SQL Server
4 73 (2.25%) MySQL
5 71 (2.18%) MongoDB
6 65 (2.00%) NoSQL
7 54 (1.66%) Apache Hive
8 50 (1.54%) GIS
9 30 (0.92%) Relational Database
10 26 (0.80%) OrientDB
11 21 (0.65%) Data Mining
12 18 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (0.43%) Cognos Impromptu
14 13 (0.40%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.37%) Neo4j
15 12 (0.37%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.31%) Blockchain
16 10 (0.31%) Data Lake
17 8 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 69 (2.12%) JIRA
2 66 (2.03%) Selenium
3 56 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 50 (1.54%) Git (software)
5 46 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 40 (1.23%) Metasploit
7 33 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 21 (0.65%) JMeter
9 19 (0.58%) Subversion
10 18 (0.55%) LoadRunner
11 17 (0.52%) Bitbucket
11 17 (0.52%) JUnit
12 15 (0.46%) Burp Suite
13 12 (0.37%) Maven
14 11 (0.34%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.28%) Mercurial
15 9 (0.28%) Redmine
16 7 (0.22%) Gatling
16 7 (0.22%) Hudson
17 6 (0.18%) SoapUI
General
1 672 (20.67%) Finance
2 193 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 161 (4.95%) Banking
4 102 (3.14%) Games
4 102 (3.14%) Marketing
5 94 (2.89%) Legal
6 87 (2.68%) Manufacturing
7 66 (2.03%) Retail
8 45 (1.38%) Aerospace
9 41 (1.26%) Law
10 38 (1.17%) Electronics
10 38 (1.17%) German Language
11 37 (1.14%) French Language
12 26 (0.80%) Spanish Language
13 22 (0.68%) Local Government
14 18 (0.55%) Dutch Language
15 17 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.52%) Italian Language
16 16 (0.49%) Investment Banking
17 15 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 556 (17.10%) Analyst
2 445 (13.69%) Security Manager
3 418 (12.86%) Consultant
4 405 (12.46%) Security Analyst
5 287 (8.83%) Security Consultant
6 281 (8.64%) Security Engineer
7 251 (7.72%) Developer
8 243 (7.47%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 227 (6.98%) Architect
10 221 (6.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 180 (5.54%) Software Engineer
12 173 (5.32%) Security Architect
13 143 (4.40%) Information Security Manager
14 141 (4.34%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 133 (4.09%) Information Manager
16 122 (3.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
17 113 (3.48%) Security Specialist
18 101 (3.11%) Senior Manager
19 96 (2.95%) IT Manager
19 96 (2.95%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (5.81%) HTML
2 126 (3.88%) CSS
3 111 (3.41%) Web Services
4 87 (2.68%) .NET
5 73 (2.25%) J2EE
6 66 (2.03%) Java EE
7 54 (1.66%) AngularJS
8 50 (1.54%) Node.js
8 50 (1.54%) XML
9 49 (1.51%) HTML5
10 45 (1.38%) Spring
11 44 (1.35%) Django
12 43 (1.32%) jQuery
13 41 (1.26%) Regular Expression
14 38 (1.17%) STL
15 34 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
16 33 (1.02%) Hibernate
17 32 (0.98%) EJB
17 32 (0.98%) REST
18 30 (0.92%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 328 (10.09%) Management Information System
2 212 (6.52%) Cyberthreat
3 211 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 200 (6.15%) Security Operations Centre
5 194 (5.97%) Computer Science
6 176 (5.41%) Cyber Attack
7 110 (3.38%) Cyber Defence
8 108 (3.32%) PKI
9 74 (2.28%) Cybercrime
10 66 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
11 63 (1.94%) CESG
12 59 (1.81%) Data Centre
13 54 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 36 (1.11%) Fintech
15 35 (1.08%) Algorithms
16 31 (0.95%) Mobile App
17 28 (0.86%) NHS
18 25 (0.77%) Client/Server
18 25 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
18 25 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 611 (18.79%) Linux
2 572 (17.59%) Windows
3 274 (8.43%) Unix
4 133 (4.09%) Windows Server
5 121 (3.72%) Apple iOS
6 114 (3.51%) Android
7 80 (2.46%) Mac OS X
8 44 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (1.32%) CentOS
10 32 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (0.83%) Ubuntu
12 23 (0.71%) AIX
12 23 (0.71%) VxWorks
13 20 (0.62%) Windows 7
14 19 (0.58%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (0.49%) Windows 10
16 15 (0.46%) Solaris
17 14 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1186 (36.48%) Information Security
2 588 (18.09%) SIEM
3 536 (16.49%) Penetration Testing
4 510 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
5 413 (12.70%) Risk Management
6 376 (11.57%) Security Operations
7 338 (10.40%) Security Architecture
8 322 (9.90%) Software Engineering
9 321 (9.87%) ITIL
10 270 (8.31%) Data Protection
11 267 (8.21%) Vulnerability Management
12 243 (7.47%) Analytics
13 237 (7.29%) Stakeholder Management
14 224 (6.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 194 (5.97%) Project Management
16 189 (5.81%) Presales
17 180 (5.54%) Security Monitoring
18 179 (5.51%) Ethical Hacking
19 175 (5.38%) Mentoring
20 170 (5.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 466 (14.33%) Java
2 431 (13.26%) Python
3 328 (10.09%) C++
4 309 (9.50%) C
5 283 (8.71%) SQL
6 237 (7.29%) JavaScript
7 230 (7.07%) C#
8 150 (4.61%) Perl
9 131 (4.03%) Ruby
10 105 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 101 (3.11%) PHP
12 78 (2.40%) PowerShell
13 56 (1.72%) Objective-C
14 34 (1.05%) Go
15 31 (0.95%) Embedded C
16 30 (0.92%) Scala
17 29 (0.89%) VB
18 20 (0.62%) Shell Script
19 11 (0.34%) Embedded C++
19 11 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 986 (30.33%) CISSP
2 775 (23.84%) Security Cleared
3 654 (20.12%) CISM
4 580 (17.84%) Degree
5 387 (11.90%) DV Cleared
6 383 (11.78%) CISA
7 337 (10.37%) SC Cleared
8 261 (8.03%) SANS
9 260 (8.00%) CEH
10 218 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
11 195 (6.00%) GIAC
12 144 (4.43%) CREST Certified
13 131 (4.03%) GCIA
14 126 (3.88%) CCNA
15 122 (3.75%) GCIH
16 94 (2.89%) CompTIA Security+
16 94 (2.89%) Security+ Certification
17 90 (2.77%) CESG Certified Professional
18 87 (2.68%) CCNP
19 80 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 531 (16.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 262 (8.06%) PCI DSS
3 74 (2.28%) SLA
4 66 (2.03%) Cyber Essentials
5 64 (1.97%) COBIT
6 53 (1.63%) GDPR
7 51 (1.57%) GPG13
8 44 (1.35%) QA
9 37 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 32 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 27 (0.83%) PMO
12 18 (0.55%) RMADS
13 16 (0.49%) ISO22301
14 14 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 12 (0.37%) ISO27002
15 12 (0.37%) MISRA
16 11 (0.34%) SSAE 16
17 9 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 9 (0.28%) JTAG
18 6 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 202 (6.21%) Active Directory
2 101 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 56 (1.72%) Snort
5 37 (1.14%) Docker
6 22 (0.68%) Xen
7 21 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.46%) Samba
9 13 (0.40%) Firmware
9 13 (0.40%) NFS
10 11 (0.34%) vSphere
11 8 (0.25%) KVM
12 7 (0.22%) HDFS
12 7 (0.22%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 4 (0.12%) IAG
14 3 (0.092%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.062%) NDS
15 2 (0.062%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 85 (2.61%) Nessus
2 75 (2.31%) QRadar
3 62 (1.91%) CSIRT
4 61 (1.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 59 (1.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 59 (1.81%) Nmap
6 43 (1.32%) Puppet
7 40 (1.23%) Ansible
8 28 (0.86%) Kibana
9 25 (0.77%) logstash
10 22 (0.68%) FortiGate
11 20 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (0.55%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 18 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
13 17 (0.52%) Grafana
13 17 (0.52%) SCCM
14 14 (0.43%) EnCase
14 14 (0.43%) RSA enVision
15 13 (0.40%) OpenVAS
16 12 (0.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 244 (7.51%) Cisco
2 188 (5.78%) Microsoft
2 188 (5.78%) Splunk
3 137 (4.21%) VMware
4 122 (3.75%) CheckPoint
4 122 (3.75%) Palo Alto
5 111 (3.41%) ArcSight
6 105 (3.23%) Oracle
7 74 (2.28%) Sophos
8 72 (2.21%) Juniper
9 66 (2.03%) Qualys
10 62 (1.91%) HP
11 60 (1.85%) LogRhythm
12 57 (1.75%) Fortinet
13 53 (1.63%) FireEye
13 53 (1.63%) Intel Security
14 48 (1.48%) Apple
15 46 (1.41%) Citrix
16 42 (1.29%) IBM
17 37 (1.14%) NetApp
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
Cititec
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Base Salary 70,000 - 75,000 - Uncapped Commission + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Durham Professional Services Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 8 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 39 minutes ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: 51 minutes ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: 48 minutes ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £65,000
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £64000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elliot
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum + 25% bonus, car allowance, pension & medical
Posted: 44 minutes ago
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: £70000 - £100000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £85k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £85k + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Marine Information Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Dependant on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Spencer Rose
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £75000 - £100000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 28,000 - 35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Salary: £55000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago