Period
to 23 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £68,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 678 647 824
Rank change year-on-year -31 +177 +73
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 353 97 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 171 81 146
10th Percentile £42,500 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £68,000 £60,500 £61,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.40% -1.63% +8.85%
75th Percentile £85,000 £71,250 £68,438
90th Percentile £96,250 £82,500 £78,750
UK median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +6.19%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 102,098 54,204 111,122
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.25% 95.04% 95.53%
Number of salaries quoted 70,095 44,982 90,710
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,250 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +1.94%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Cybersecurity Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in England

Cybersecurity Engineer
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer in England.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in England

Cybersecurity Engineer
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in England

Cybersecurity Engineer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 23 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -136 113 £70,000 +7.69% 17
South East -16 105 £65,000 +116.67% 6
North of England -91 40 £85,000 +55.96% 6
South West -39 26 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Midlands -82 23 £57,500 +15.00% 10
North West -88 21 £85,000 +55.96% 4
Yorkshire - 19 £110,000 - 2
East of England -75 18 £50,500 -27.86% 2
West Midlands -73 16 £58,750 +17.50% 7
East Midlands - 7 £55,000 - 3
Cybersecurity Engineer
UK

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, Cybersecurity Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region featuring Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title.

1 353 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 228 (64.59%) Python
3 201 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
4 185 (52.41%) Analytics
5 183 (51.84%) Information Security
6 180 (50.99%) Azure
7 173 (49.01%) AWS
8 167 (47.31%) PowerShell
9 153 (43.34%) Risk Management
10 145 (41.08%) DevOps
11 143 (40.51%) C#
12 130 (36.83%) SQL
12 130 (36.83%) Continuous Integration
13 126 (35.69%) Test Automation
14 117 (33.14%) SIEM
15 106 (30.03%) Windows
16 105 (29.75%) Continuous Improvement
17 103 (29.18%) Security Testing
18 102 (28.90%) Java
18 102 (28.90%) CI/CD
19 97 (27.48%) Microsoft 365
20 92 (26.06%) Business Intelligence
21 90 (25.50%) Power BI
21 90 (25.50%) Customer-Centricity
21 90 (25.50%) Power Platform
22 89 (25.21%) Data-Driven Testing
22 89 (25.21%) Azure Data Factory
22 89 (25.21%) Data Lake
22 89 (25.21%) Databricks
22 89 (25.21%) Continuous Delivery

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (1.70%) IIS
2 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.28%) CMS
3 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 56 (15.86%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 180 (50.99%) Azure
2 173 (49.01%) AWS
3 97 (27.48%) Microsoft 365
4 90 (25.50%) Power Platform
5 89 (25.21%) Azure Data Factory
6 63 (17.85%) Azure Sentinel
7 52 (14.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 52 (14.73%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 52 (14.73%) Amazon S3
7 52 (14.73%) AWS CloudTrail
7 52 (14.73%) AWS Lambda
7 52 (14.73%) Azure Logic Apps
7 52 (14.73%) Azure Monitor
7 52 (14.73%) CloudFront
7 52 (14.73%) Serverless
8 16 (4.53%) GCP
9 8 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (1.98%) SaaS
11 3 (0.85%) IaaS
11 3 (0.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (11.05%) Firewall
2 25 (7.08%) Internet
3 17 (4.82%) TCP/IP
4 16 (4.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (3.97%) Broadband
5 14 (3.97%) Network Security
6 11 (3.12%) Wireshark
7 7 (1.98%) VLAN
7 7 (1.98%) Wireless
8 6 (1.70%) DNS
9 5 (1.42%) DHCP
10 4 (1.13%) VPN
11 3 (0.85%) DKIM
11 3 (0.85%) DMARC
11 3 (0.85%) LAN
11 3 (0.85%) WAN
11 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.57%) SD-WAN
13 1 (0.28%) IPsec
13 1 (0.28%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (25.50%) Power BI
2 89 (25.21%) Apache Cassandra
2 89 (25.21%) Big Data
2 89 (25.21%) Data Lake
2 89 (25.21%) HDInsight
2 89 (25.21%) MongoDB
2 89 (25.21%) NoSQL
2 89 (25.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.57%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.57%) IDA Disassembler
2 2 (0.57%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.28%) PhantomJS
General
1 41 (11.61%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (9.92%) Social Skills
3 34 (9.63%) Finance
4 18 (5.10%) Military
5 10 (2.83%) Law
6 9 (2.55%) Public Sector
7 8 (2.27%) Electronics
8 7 (1.98%) Automotive
8 7 (1.98%) Billing
9 6 (1.70%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 5 (1.42%) Marketing
10 5 (1.42%) Retail
11 4 (1.13%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.85%) Banking
12 3 (0.85%) Legal
12 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.30%) XML
2 52 (14.73%) JSON
3 7 (1.98%) HTML
4 6 (1.70%) .NET
4 6 (1.70%) Scrapy
5 3 (0.85%) CSS
5 3 (0.85%) Node.js
5 3 (0.85%) REST
6 2 (0.57%) Web Services
7 1 (0.28%) Django
7 1 (0.28%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.80%) Cyberthreat
2 18 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.25%) PKI
4 11 (3.12%) Cyberattack
5 10 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.98%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.70%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.85%) Social Media
10 2 (0.57%) CESG
11 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.28%) EFT
11 1 (0.28%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.28%) SCADA
11 1 (0.28%) User Experience
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (30.03%) Windows
2 69 (19.55%) Linux
3 56 (15.86%) Mac OS
4 8 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.57%) Android
5 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 201 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (52.41%) Analytics
4 183 (51.84%) Information Security
5 153 (43.34%) Risk Management
6 145 (41.08%) DevOps
7 130 (36.83%) Continuous Integration
8 126 (35.69%) Test Automation
9 117 (33.14%) SIEM
10 105 (29.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 103 (29.18%) Security Testing
12 102 (28.90%) CI/CD
13 92 (26.06%) Business Intelligence
14 90 (25.50%) Customer-Centricity
15 89 (25.21%) Continuous Delivery
15 89 (25.21%) Data Management
15 89 (25.21%) Data Pipeline
15 89 (25.21%) Data-Driven Testing
15 89 (25.21%) ETL
16 69 (19.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 228 (64.59%) Python
2 167 (47.31%) PowerShell
3 143 (40.51%) C#
4 130 (36.83%) SQL
5 102 (28.90%) Java
6 70 (19.83%) JavaScript
7 53 (15.01%) Ruby
8 52 (14.73%) Perl
8 52 (14.73%) VB
9 38 (10.76%) C++
10 15 (4.25%) Bash
11 11 (3.12%) Go
12 2 (0.57%) C
13 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (22.66%) Degree
2 66 (18.70%) SANS
3 53 (15.01%) GCIH
4 52 (14.73%) GCFA
4 52 (14.73%) GCFE
4 52 (14.73%) GCIA
5 26 (7.37%) CISSP
6 20 (5.67%) CEH
7 13 (3.68%) CISM
8 9 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.27%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (2.27%) Security Cleared
10 7 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.70%) IISP
12 5 (1.42%) CCSP
12 5 (1.42%) CISA
12 5 (1.42%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.13%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.13%) GSEC
14 3 (0.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.95%) NIST
2 13 (3.68%) NCSC
2 13 (3.68%) SLA
3 11 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.55%) GDPR
5 8 (2.27%) JSP 440
5 8 (2.27%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.27%) RMADS
6 6 (1.70%) ISO 26262
7 4 (1.13%) NIST 800
7 4 (1.13%) QA
8 2 (0.57%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.57%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.28%) COPPA
9 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.28%) HMG Infosec
9 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.27%) Docker
3 2 (0.57%) Firmware
4 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (3.12%) Nmap
2 7 (1.98%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.98%) Nessus
3 5 (1.42%) Terraform
4 4 (1.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.28%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.28%) QRadar
Vendors
1 89 (25.21%) Databricks
1 89 (25.21%) Palantir
2 55 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.92%) Sophos
4 15 (4.25%) Google
5 13 (3.68%) Palo Alto
6 12 (3.40%) Splunk
7 10 (2.83%) Fortinet
8 8 (2.27%) LexisNexis
9 7 (1.98%) Okta
10 6 (1.70%) Cisco
11 4 (1.13%) Proofpoint
12 3 (0.85%) SAP
13 2 (0.57%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.57%) CyberArk
13 2 (0.57%) Darktrace
13 2 (0.57%) F5
13 2 (0.57%) Juniper
13 2 (0.57%) Meraki
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle