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

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cybersecurity
Rank 176 338 587
Rank change year-on-year
+162 +249
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1907 1010 454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 1.86% 0.91% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.06% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1330 687 360
Median salary £60,000 £52,886 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £81,000 £82,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.11%

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
89883 95032 102325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.68% 86.01% 85.28%
Number of salaries quoted 74798 76866 82619
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 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +166 1775 £60,000 +9.09% 216
London +127 680 £65,000 +8.33% 84
South East +105 407 £60,000 +9.09% 44
South West +103 339 £52,500 +5.00% 42
Gloucestershire +41 256 £50,000 - 35
Berkshire +55 168 £60,000 +4.34% 15
Cheltenham +37 152 £50,000 +25.78% 22
Yorkshire +51 101 £59,500 +32.22% 9
Reading +58 99 £55,000 -12.00% 10
Surrey +44 98 £62,500 +25.00% 6
West Yorkshire +50 95 £58,750 +30.55% 9
West Midlands +51 91 £60,000 +50.00% 9
Leeds +70 90 £60,000 +33.33% 8
North West +71 83 £52,500 -4.54% 11
City of London +28 82 £57,250 -2.13% 34
Birmingham +52 79 £60,000 +20.00% 2
Bristol +41 59 £60,000 +60.00% 3
Gloucester +23 52 £55,000 - 6
Guildford +18 49 £70,000 +47.36% 2
Manchester +25 47 £58,750 -30.88% 5
Buckinghamshire +56 43 £65,000 +136.36% 9
Hampshire -10 39 £45,000 -25.00% 2
East Midlands +36 36 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East of England +38 34 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Milton Keynes +48 32 £70,000 +154.54% 4
Oxfordshire +26 31 £68,750 +83.33% 7
Leatherhead +39 25 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Scotland -41 24 £67,500 +54.28% 3
Wales +1 21 £35,000 -12.50% 2
South Wales +2 20 £35,000 -12.50% 2

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1194 (34.53%) Information Security
2 900 (26.03%) Security Cleared
3 836 (24.18%) CISSP
4 804 (23.25%) Finance
5 704 (20.36%) Degree
6 561 (16.22%) SC Cleared
7 527 (15.24%) Firewall
7 527 (15.24%) Windows
8 513 (14.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 476 (13.77%) CISM
10 463 (13.39%) SIEM
11 454 (13.13%) Linux
12 444 (12.84%) Java
13 430 (12.43%) Penetration Testing
14 401 (11.60%) Security Architecture
15 394 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
15 394 (11.39%) C++
16 391 (11.31%) Management Information System
17 390 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
18 386 (11.16%) Python
19 382 (11.05%) Information Assurance
20 363 (10.50%) Risk Management
21 325 (9.40%) Security Operations
22 324 (9.37%) Software Engineering
23 321 (9.28%) Big Data
24 315 (9.11%) Network Security
25 313 (9.05%) DV Cleared
26 290 (8.39%) ITIL
27 285 (8.24%) Telecoms
28 276 (7.98%) CISA

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 71 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
2 60 (1.74%) WebLogic
3 55 (1.59%) Node.js
4 51 (1.47%) MS Exchange
5 50 (1.45%) Apache Pig
6 47 (1.36%) SharePoint
7 42 (1.21%) Apache
8 35 (1.01%) JBoss
9 34 (0.98%) Apache Spark
10 30 (0.87%) Confluence
11 26 (0.75%) Tomcat
12 23 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (0.67%) SAS
12 23 (0.67%) WebSphere
13 21 (0.61%) IIS
14 19 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (0.29%) Skype for Business
16 8 (0.23%) Liferay
17 6 (0.17%) Jetty
17 6 (0.17%) nginx
Applications
1 88 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 19 (0.55%) MS Office
2 19 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 18 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.32%) MS Project
5 6 (0.17%) Maple
6 1 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.029%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.12%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.12%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.029%) assyst
3 1 (0.029%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (1.45%) SaaS
4 33 (0.95%) Office 365
5 27 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.46%) IaaS
7 9 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
8 8 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (0.17%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.14%) PaaS
11 2 (0.058%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.029%) GitHub
12 1 (0.029%) Heroku
12 1 (0.029%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 527 (15.24%) Firewall
2 315 (9.11%) Network Security
3 205 (5.93%) TCP/IP
4 152 (4.40%) Intrusion Detection
5 126 (3.64%) WAN
6 121 (3.50%) LAN
7 117 (3.38%) DNS
8 89 (2.57%) VPN
9 88 (2.54%) Internet
10 87 (2.52%) SAN
11 67 (1.94%) Wireless
12 65 (1.88%) HTTP
13 63 (1.82%) SSL
14 54 (1.56%) LDAP
15 51 (1.47%) Wireshark
16 44 (1.27%) VoIP
17 40 (1.16%) HTTPS
18 35 (1.01%) DHCP
18 35 (1.01%) NAS
19 27 (0.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 321 (9.28%) Big Data
2 192 (5.55%) SQL Server
3 166 (4.80%) Hadoop
4 101 (2.92%) MySQL
5 67 (1.94%) Apache Hive
5 67 (1.94%) NoSQL
6 58 (1.68%) Relational Database
7 49 (1.42%) MongoDB
8 31 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
9 30 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 30 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 25 (0.72%) Data Mining
11 23 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 21 (0.61%) Apache Accumulo
13 19 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 16 (0.46%) OrientDB
15 13 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.32%) IBM BigInsights
16 11 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 93 (2.69%) Metasploit
2 49 (1.42%) JIRA
2 49 (1.42%) Selenium
3 40 (1.16%) Burp Suite
3 40 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 37 (1.07%) Git (software)
5 20 (0.58%) JUnit
6 19 (0.55%) Eclipse
7 17 (0.49%) Cucumber
8 12 (0.35%) LoadRunner
9 10 (0.29%) FindBugs
10 9 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.26%) Hudson
11 8 (0.23%) Ant
11 8 (0.23%) AppScan
11 8 (0.23%) EasyMock
11 8 (0.23%) NetBeans
11 8 (0.23%) Subversion
12 7 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
12 7 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 804 (23.25%) Finance
2 285 (8.24%) Telecoms
3 137 (3.96%) Banking
4 122 (3.53%) Legal
5 102 (2.95%) Retail
6 86 (2.49%) Marketing
7 67 (1.94%) Law
8 60 (1.74%) Aerospace
9 59 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 47 (1.36%) Military
11 42 (1.21%) Financial Institution
12 38 (1.10%) Electronics
13 18 (0.52%) Local Government
14 17 (0.49%) Games
15 16 (0.46%) Advertising
16 7 (0.20%) Publishing
17 5 (0.14%) German Language
17 5 (0.14%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.12%) Automotive
19 3 (0.087%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 816 (23.60%) Consultant
2 619 (17.90%) Security Consultant
3 447 (12.93%) Analyst
4 368 (10.64%) Architect
5 299 (8.65%) Security Analyst
6 288 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 286 (8.27%) Security Architect
8 272 (7.87%) Security Manager
9 241 (6.97%) Developer
10 211 (6.10%) Security Engineer
11 150 (4.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 127 (3.67%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 124 (3.59%) Software Engineer
14 118 (3.41%) Information Security Consultant
15 102 (2.95%) Tester
16 100 (2.89%) Penetration Tester
17 95 (2.75%) Cybersecurity Architect
18 86 (2.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
19 85 (2.46%) Information Manager
20 81 (2.34%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (4.05%) HTML
2 113 (3.27%) .NET
3 111 (3.21%) J2EE
3 111 (3.21%) XML
4 95 (2.75%) Web Services
5 85 (2.46%) CSS
6 81 (2.34%) Spring
7 80 (2.31%) Java EE
8 63 (1.82%) EJB
9 56 (1.62%) AngularJS
10 54 (1.56%) Hibernate
10 54 (1.56%) HTML5
11 40 (1.16%) jQuery
12 33 (0.95%) CSS3
13 31 (0.90%) STL
14 30 (0.87%) Middleware
15 26 (0.75%) ASP.NET
15 26 (0.75%) JSF
16 25 (0.72%) Regular Expression
17 24 (0.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 391 (11.31%) Management Information System
2 390 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
3 275 (7.95%) Computer Science
4 267 (7.72%) Cyberthreat
5 208 (6.02%) Security Operations Centre
6 188 (5.44%) Cyber Attack
7 171 (4.95%) Cybercrime
8 160 (4.63%) Mathematics
9 157 (4.54%) PKI
10 114 (3.30%) Cryptography
11 112 (3.24%) CESG
12 92 (2.66%) Data Centre
13 79 (2.28%) Mobile App
14 62 (1.79%) Visualisation
15 57 (1.65%) Smartcard
16 44 (1.27%) User Experience
17 42 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 39 (1.13%) CESG CLAS
19 35 (1.01%) iPhone
19 35 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 527 (15.24%) Windows
2 454 (13.13%) Linux
3 193 (5.58%) Unix
4 161 (4.66%) Android
5 121 (3.50%) Windows Server
6 105 (3.04%) Apple iOS
7 55 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 44 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (1.19%) Windows Phone
10 39 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (0.98%) Windows 7
13 31 (0.90%) CentOS
14 29 (0.84%) Solaris
15 26 (0.75%) VxWorks
16 20 (0.58%) Kali Linux
17 19 (0.55%) BlackBerry OS
18 17 (0.49%) AIX
19 16 (0.46%) Windows 8
20 15 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1194 (34.53%) Information Security
2 463 (13.39%) SIEM
3 430 (12.43%) Penetration Testing
4 401 (11.60%) Security Architecture
5 394 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
6 382 (11.05%) Information Assurance
7 363 (10.50%) Risk Management
8 325 (9.40%) Security Operations
9 324 (9.37%) Software Engineering
10 290 (8.39%) ITIL
11 223 (6.45%) Data Protection
12 192 (5.55%) Analytics
12 192 (5.55%) Risk Assessment
13 176 (5.09%) Mentoring
14 168 (4.86%) Security Management
15 167 (4.83%) Reverse Engineering
16 163 (4.71%) Ethical Hacking
17 160 (4.63%) Project Management
18 158 (4.57%) Identity Management
18 158 (4.57%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 444 (12.84%) Java
2 394 (11.39%) C++
3 386 (11.16%) Python
4 276 (7.98%) C#
5 271 (7.84%) SQL
6 252 (7.29%) C
7 193 (5.58%) JavaScript
8 146 (4.22%) Perl
9 106 (3.07%) Ruby
10 95 (2.75%) PowerShell
11 92 (2.66%) Bash Shell
12 71 (2.05%) Objective-C
13 67 (1.94%) PHP
14 30 (0.87%) Shell Script
15 28 (0.81%) PL/SQL
15 28 (0.81%) VB
16 25 (0.72%) R
17 11 (0.32%) Scala
18 8 (0.23%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.20%) VC++
Qualifications
1 900 (26.03%) Security Cleared
2 836 (24.18%) CISSP
3 704 (20.36%) Degree
4 561 (16.22%) SC Cleared
5 476 (13.77%) CISM
6 313 (9.05%) DV Cleared
7 276 (7.98%) CISA
8 168 (4.86%) SANS
9 164 (4.74%) GIAC
10 161 (4.66%) CEH
11 159 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
12 149 (4.31%) CESG Certified Professional
13 148 (4.28%) CREST Certified
14 114 (3.30%) CLAS
15 107 (3.09%) CCNA
16 96 (2.78%) CRISC
17 82 (2.37%) GCIH
18 81 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
19 74 (2.14%) MCSE
20 66 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 513 (14.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 264 (7.63%) PCI DSS
3 99 (2.86%) COBIT
4 70 (2.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 59 (1.71%) QA
6 56 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 42 (1.21%) SLA
8 39 (1.13%) RMADS
9 31 (0.90%) ISO27002
10 24 (0.69%) Data Quality
11 23 (0.67%) ISO 9001
12 13 (0.38%) ISO22301
13 9 (0.26%) SSAE 16
14 8 (0.23%) GPG13
15 4 (0.12%) HIPAA
15 4 (0.12%) PA-DSS
16 3 (0.087%) DO-254
16 3 (0.087%) MISRA
17 2 (0.058%) ISAE 3402
17 2 (0.058%) PMBOK
System Software
1 204 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 84 (2.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (1.59%) Snort
4 33 (0.95%) Hyper-V
5 27 (0.78%) vSphere
6 18 (0.52%) HDFS
7 14 (0.40%) Firmware
8 13 (0.38%) Apache Flume
8 13 (0.38%) NFS
9 12 (0.35%) XenApp
10 11 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 9 (0.26%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.20%) vCloud
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle Clusterware
13 5 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.14%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.12%) ACF2
14 4 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.12%) UAG
14 4 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 128 (3.70%) Nessus
2 82 (2.37%) Nmap
3 42 (1.21%) EnCase
3 42 (1.21%) QRadar
4 26 (0.75%) Puppet
5 19 (0.55%) RSA Archer
6 18 (0.52%) SCCM
6 18 (0.52%) WSUS
7 17 (0.49%) Ansible
7 17 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (0.46%) CA Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.40%) Kibana
9 14 (0.40%) logstash
10 13 (0.38%) SCOM
11 12 (0.35%) Endace
11 12 (0.35%) Oozie
12 11 (0.32%) Ambari
13 9 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
14 8 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 225 (6.51%) Cisco
2 211 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 181 (5.23%) Oracle
4 155 (4.48%) VMware
5 118 (3.41%) ArcSight
6 84 (2.43%) CheckPoint
7 79 (2.28%) HP
8 74 (2.14%) Intel Security
8 74 (2.14%) Juniper
8 74 (2.14%) Splunk
9 62 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 60 (1.74%) Fortinet
11 53 (1.53%) Palo Alto
12 51 (1.47%) SolarWinds
13 46 (1.33%) Hortonworks
13 46 (1.33%) LogRhythm
14 43 (1.24%) Citrix
15 37 (1.07%) SAP
16 35 (1.01%) Blue Coat
16 35 (1.01%) Intel
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70 - £90000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Senitor Associates
Salary: £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 to £40,000 basic (Plus substantial package)
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000 basic (Plus substantial package)
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 to £75,000 basic (Plus substantial package)
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £85,000 to £100,000 per annum + Bonuses & benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
RICHARD WHEELER ASSOCIATES
Salary: From £35,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £80,000 per annum Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum, Benefits Bonus+ Car
Posted: 8 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Commission + Car
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Pontoon
Salary: Bonus + Shares + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 to £75,000 basic (Plus substantial package)
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000 basic (Plus substantial package)
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000- 65,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £80,000 and generous package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40k - £80k plus benefits.
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £65,000
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £80,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £75,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £80,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000 - £60,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 - £70,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + bonus + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £35,000 - £55,000
Posted: 23 hours ago