Period
to 15 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
Central London > City of London
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 89 76 120
Rank change year-on-year -13 +44 -13
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 191 128 278
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 3.21% 3.58% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.40% 3.80% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 175 98 227
10th Percentile £35,000 £42,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £50,140 £47,313 £54,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £60,000 £75,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% -20.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,812 £91,875
90th Percentile £100,000 £101,125 £98,750
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -3.85% -

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,623 3,369 9,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.55% 94.13% 93.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5,013 2,964 8,353
10th Percentile £42,999 £45,000 £38,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £53,750 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £91,250 £86,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £100,000 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% +4.00%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in the City of London.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the City of London

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in the City of London over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 69 (36.13%) Information Security
2 61 (31.94%) Azure
3 59 (30.89%) Finance
4 43 (22.51%) Firewall
5 42 (21.99%) AWS
6 36 (18.85%) CISSP
6 36 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (18.32%) NIST
8 34 (17.80%) Social Skills
9 33 (17.28%) SIEM
10 31 (16.23%) DevOps
11 30 (15.71%) Management Information System
12 28 (14.66%) CISM
12 28 (14.66%) Microsoft
12 28 (14.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 28 (14.66%) Network Security
13 27 (14.14%) Active Directory
14 25 (13.09%) Windows
15 22 (11.52%) Risk Management
15 22 (11.52%) IaaS
16 21 (10.99%) Vulnerability Management
16 21 (10.99%) Identity Access Management
16 21 (10.99%) Terraform
17 20 (10.47%) Palo Alto
17 20 (10.47%) Security Architecture
17 20 (10.47%) Project Management
17 20 (10.47%) Python
18 19 (9.95%) PowerShell
18 19 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (9.95%) Microsoft 365

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (0.52%) Confluence
2 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (31.94%) Azure
2 42 (21.99%) AWS
3 22 (11.52%) IaaS
4 19 (9.95%) Microsoft 365
5 13 (6.81%) PaaS
6 12 (6.28%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (6.28%) Amazon ECS
6 12 (6.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (6.28%) AWS Lambda
6 12 (6.28%) SaaS
6 12 (6.28%) Serverless
6 12 (6.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 11 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (5.76%) Azure Sentinel
8 8 (4.19%) Mimecast
9 7 (3.66%) Azure Key Vault
10 6 (3.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 6 (3.14%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (3.14%) AWS Fargate
11 3 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (22.51%) Firewall
2 28 (14.66%) Network Security
3 17 (8.90%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 11 (5.76%) DNS
6 8 (4.19%) WAN
7 6 (3.14%) LAN
8 5 (2.62%) BGP
8 5 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (2.62%) Internet
8 5 (2.62%) OSPF
8 5 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.09%) DHCP
10 3 (1.57%) HTTP
10 3 (1.57%) HTTPS
10 3 (1.57%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.57%) SAN
10 3 (1.57%) SD-WAN
10 3 (1.57%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.14%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.05%) Big Data
2 2 (1.05%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.05%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.05%) Power BI
2 2 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.52%) Flink
3 1 (0.52%) HDInsight
3 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.52%) Parquet
3 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.14%) Terragrunt
3 2 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.52%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.52%) JIRA
4 1 (0.52%) Maven
4 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (30.89%) Finance
2 34 (17.80%) Social Skills
3 18 (9.42%) Law
4 17 (8.90%) Public Sector
5 11 (5.76%) Legal
6 7 (3.66%) Banking
7 4 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.09%) Front Office
7 4 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (2.09%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.57%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.05%) Marketing
10 1 (0.52%) Electronics
10 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (17.28%) Consultant
2 29 (15.18%) Security Consultant
3 28 (14.66%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 26 (13.61%) Analyst
4 26 (13.61%) Security Engineer
4 26 (13.61%) Security Manager
5 20 (10.47%) Security Analyst
6 17 (8.90%) Graduate
6 17 (8.90%) Graduate Consultant
6 17 (8.90%) Graduate Recruitment Consultant
6 17 (8.90%) Information Manager
6 17 (8.90%) Information Security Manager
6 17 (8.90%) Recruitment Consultant
7 15 (7.85%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 13 (6.81%) Graduate IT Consultant
8 13 (6.81%) IT Consultant
8 13 (6.81%) IT Graduate
8 13 (6.81%) IT Recruitment Consultant
8 13 (6.81%) IT Security Consultant
9 9 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.19%) JSON
2 5 (2.62%) AngularJS
2 5 (2.62%) RESTful
3 4 (2.09%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.05%) Django
4 2 (1.05%) YAML
5 1 (0.52%) .NET
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Avro
5 1 (0.52%) ARM Templates
5 1 (0.52%) COM
5 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.52%) GraphQL
5 1 (0.52%) HTML
5 1 (0.52%) Kafka
5 1 (0.52%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (0.52%) React
5 1 (0.52%) REST
5 1 (0.52%) RxJS
5 1 (0.52%) SOAP
5 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.71%) Management Information System
2 11 (5.76%) Cyberthreat
3 9 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (3.66%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.14%) Enterprise Cloud
5 6 (3.14%) Legacy Code
6 5 (2.62%) Cyberattack
6 5 (2.62%) DataPower
6 5 (2.62%) Tandem
7 3 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.52%) CESG
9 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Life Science
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.52%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.52%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.09%) Windows
2 12 (6.28%) Linux
2 12 (6.28%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.09%) Unix
4 3 (1.57%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.52%) Android
6 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (36.13%) Information Security
2 36 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (17.28%) SIEM
4 31 (16.23%) DevOps
5 22 (11.52%) Risk Management
6 21 (10.99%) Identity Access Management
6 21 (10.99%) Vulnerability Management
7 20 (10.47%) Project Management
7 20 (10.47%) Security Architecture
8 18 (9.42%) Data Protection
9 17 (8.90%) Proactive Monitoring
9 17 (8.90%) Threat Intelligence
10 16 (8.38%) Penetration Testing
11 15 (7.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 15 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (7.33%) Security Operations
13 13 (6.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (6.28%) ITIL
14 12 (6.28%) Presales
15 11 (5.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.47%) Python
2 19 (9.95%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.81%) SQL
4 9 (4.71%) Java
5 5 (2.62%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.57%) Perl
7 2 (1.05%) C#
7 2 (1.05%) Go
7 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) Haskell
8 1 (0.52%) Scala
8 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 36 (18.85%) CISSP
2 28 (14.66%) CISM
3 19 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (6.28%) CCNA
5 11 (5.76%) Degree
6 10 (5.24%) GIAC
6 10 (5.24%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.66%) AWS Certification
7 7 (3.66%) CEH
7 7 (3.66%) SANS
8 6 (3.14%) MCSE
8 6 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.14%) OSCP
9 5 (2.62%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 5 (2.62%) CISA
10 4 (2.09%) CompTIA Security+
10 4 (2.09%) CREST Certified
11 3 (1.57%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.57%) SC Cleared
11 3 (1.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (18.32%) NIST
2 28 (14.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (9.42%) GDPR
4 15 (7.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (4.19%) PCI DSS
6 5 (2.62%) GRC
7 3 (1.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (1.57%) NCSC
8 2 (1.05%) COBIT
8 2 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (1.05%) ISO 31000
8 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (1.05%) JSP 440
8 2 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.52%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.52%) IASME
9 1 (0.52%) ITGC
9 1 (0.52%) RMADS
9 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.76%) Docker
3 7 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.14%) XenApp
5 4 (2.09%) Firmware
5 4 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.52%) KVM
7 1 (0.52%) LXC
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.52%) vSphere
7 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (10.99%) Terraform
2 15 (7.85%) Kubernetes
3 7 (3.66%) SCCM
4 6 (3.14%) EdgeSight
4 6 (3.14%) Nagios
4 6 (3.14%) SCOM
4 6 (3.14%) SCOrch
4 6 (3.14%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.57%) Ansible
5 3 (1.57%) PowerCLI
5 3 (1.57%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.52%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.52%) Mesos
7 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.52%) Nessus
7 1 (0.52%) Nmap
7 1 (0.52%) Puppet
7 1 (0.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 28 (14.66%) Microsoft
2 20 (10.47%) Palo Alto
3 12 (6.28%) Cisco
4 9 (4.71%) Citrix
4 9 (4.71%) CyberArk
4 9 (4.71%) HP
5 6 (3.14%) AlienVault
5 6 (3.14%) Fortinet
5 6 (3.14%) OneLogin
6 5 (2.62%) Aruba
6 5 (2.62%) CheckPoint
6 5 (2.62%) Forcepoint
6 5 (2.62%) IBM
6 5 (2.62%) Meraki
6 5 (2.62%) Rapid7
6 5 (2.62%) SolarWinds
6 5 (2.62%) Thales
6 5 (2.62%) Thycotic
6 5 (2.62%) Trend Micro
6 5 (2.62%) VMware