Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 184 353
Rank change year-on-year +7 +169 +183
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 3391 3413 1855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 1.91% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.14% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2692 2623 1420
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £31,475
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 152449 159358 181424
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.39% 88.74%
Number of salaries quoted 121294 133740 151021
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in England

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in England.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in England

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in England

Cybersecurity
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +37 1904 £62,500 -7.41% 112
South East -2 611 £55,000 -4.35% 55
North of England -5 278 £47,500 -5.00% 50
South West -73 257 £45,000 -10.00% 23
North West +15 207 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Midlands +18 172 £52,500 +5.00% 16
East of England +53 144 £50,000 - 20
West Midlands +8 139 £53,500 +1.90% 14
Yorkshire -27 65 £42,000 -26.96% 20
East Midlands +38 30 £50,000 +17.65% 2
North East +4 6 £28,000 -37.78% 5
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 1441 (42.49%) Information Security
2 909 (26.81%) CISSP
3 839 (24.74%) Finance
4 710 (20.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 709 (20.91%) SIEM
6 685 (20.20%) Firewall
7 647 (19.08%) CISM
8 632 (18.64%) Windows
9 596 (17.58%) Degree
10 592 (17.46%) Penetration Testing
11 580 (17.10%) Linux
12 535 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
13 489 (14.42%) Security Cleared
14 477 (14.07%) Security Operations
15 464 (13.68%) Data Protection
16 438 (12.92%) Risk Management
17 390 (11.50%) Python
18 386 (11.38%) Network Security
19 357 (10.53%) Java
20 355 (10.47%) ITIL
21 337 (9.94%) Security Architecture
22 324 (9.55%) PCI DSS
23 317 (9.35%) Computer Science
23 317 (9.35%) Management Information System
24 312 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
25 303 (8.94%) TCP/IP
26 296 (8.73%) Vulnerability Management
27 291 (8.58%) Project Management
28 290 (8.55%) Microsoft
29 273 (8.05%) Banking

Cybersecurity
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 79 (2.33%) Apache Spark
2 71 (2.09%) MS Exchange
3 54 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
4 40 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 25 (0.74%) Apache
6 21 (0.62%) IIS
7 20 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (0.41%) Apache Pig
9 12 (0.35%) Confluence
9 12 (0.35%) Skype for Business
10 10 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.27%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.21%) Mongoose
12 7 (0.21%) NetWeaver
12 7 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.18%) Documentum
14 5 (0.15%) nginx
15 4 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
16 2 (0.059%) JBoss
Applications
1 84 (2.48%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.029%) InVision
8 1 (0.029%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.029%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.029%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.24%) assyst
2 7 (0.21%) SAP GRC
3 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.15%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.15%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.088%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.088%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.088%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.059%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.059%) Workfront
8 1 (0.029%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 208 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 150 (4.42%) SaaS
3 144 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 106 (3.13%) IaaS
5 80 (2.36%) Office 365
6 63 (1.86%) PaaS
7 57 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 14 (0.41%) GitHub
10 12 (0.35%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.27%) Slack
12 7 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.21%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.21%) OpenShift
13 5 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
13 5 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
13 5 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.12%) G Suite
14 4 (0.12%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 685 (20.20%) Firewall
2 386 (11.38%) Network Security
3 303 (8.94%) TCP/IP
4 142 (4.19%) WAN
5 140 (4.13%) DNS
5 140 (4.13%) Internet
6 132 (3.89%) LAN
7 117 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 90 (2.65%) DHCP
9 86 (2.54%) VPN
10 61 (1.80%) Wireless
11 43 (1.27%) VLAN
12 42 (1.24%) Ethernet
13 41 (1.21%) SAN
14 39 (1.15%) HTTP
15 37 (1.09%) VoIP
16 36 (1.06%) SMTP
17 34 (1.00%) Unified Communications
18 33 (0.97%) SSL
19 30 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (4.31%) Big Data
2 82 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 75 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
4 61 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 55 (1.62%) NoSQL
6 47 (1.39%) Hadoop
7 35 (1.03%) MySQL
8 30 (0.88%) Blockchain
9 26 (0.77%) Apache Hive
10 22 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
10 22 (0.65%) HBase
11 16 (0.47%) GIS
12 11 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.29%) Redis
14 7 (0.21%) Amazon Redshift
15 6 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.18%) Couchbase
16 5 (0.15%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.15%) Relational Database
16 5 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 51 (1.50%) Selenium
3 42 (1.24%) JIRA
4 34 (1.00%) Metasploit
5 31 (0.91%) Cucumber
6 26 (0.77%) Jenkins
7 24 (0.71%) Burp Suite
7 24 (0.71%) WebDriver
8 17 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 13 (0.38%) JMeter
10 11 (0.32%) Maven
10 11 (0.32%) Subversion
10 11 (0.32%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (0.27%) Redmine
12 8 (0.24%) git-flow
12 8 (0.24%) JUnit
12 8 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
13 7 (0.21%) CodeSonar
13 7 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 839 (24.74%) Finance
2 273 (8.05%) Banking
3 215 (6.34%) Legal
4 149 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 106 (3.13%) Retail
6 99 (2.92%) Marketing
7 89 (2.62%) Law
8 87 (2.57%) Investment Banking
9 54 (1.59%) Retail Banking
10 50 (1.47%) Manufacturing
11 40 (1.18%) Games
12 37 (1.09%) Electronics
13 34 (1.00%) Aerospace
14 27 (0.80%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.68%) Publishing
16 20 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.53%) Advertising
18 12 (0.35%) Automotive
19 9 (0.27%) Military
20 8 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 633 (18.67%) Analyst
2 468 (13.80%) Security Analyst
3 430 (12.68%) Consultant
4 341 (10.06%) Security Engineer
5 336 (9.91%) Security Manager
6 317 (9.35%) Security Consultant
7 266 (7.84%) Developer
8 236 (6.96%) Architect
9 186 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 158 (4.66%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 143 (4.22%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 142 (4.19%) Security Architect
13 123 (3.63%) IT Analyst
14 119 (3.51%) Information Manager
14 119 (3.51%) Information Security Manager
14 119 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
15 113 (3.33%) IT Security Analyst
16 106 (3.13%) Security Specialist
17 105 (3.10%) Senior Security Consultant
18 101 (2.98%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (3.57%) Web Services
2 106 (3.13%) .NET
3 101 (2.98%) HTML
4 87 (2.57%) Natural Language Processing
5 80 (2.36%) Node.js
6 76 (2.24%) CSS
7 72 (2.12%) AngularJS
8 60 (1.77%) REST
9 55 (1.62%) Django
10 53 (1.56%) jQuery
11 52 (1.53%) Spring
12 45 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
13 37 (1.09%) React
14 35 (1.03%) Hibernate
15 34 (1.00%) HTML5
16 28 (0.83%) Java EE
17 27 (0.80%) ASP.NET
17 27 (0.80%) TensorFlow
18 24 (0.71%) RESTful
19 21 (0.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 317 (9.35%) Computer Science
1 317 (9.35%) Management Information System
2 312 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 265 (7.81%) Cyberthreat
4 193 (5.69%) Data Centre
5 162 (4.78%) Security Operations Centre
6 145 (4.28%) Data Protection Act
7 128 (3.77%) Cyber Attack
8 70 (2.06%) Cyber Defence
9 61 (1.80%) PKI
10 60 (1.77%) CESG
10 60 (1.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 57 (1.68%) Fintech
12 55 (1.62%) User Experience
13 54 (1.59%) Cybercrime
14 53 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 42 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
16 40 (1.18%) Public Cloud
17 35 (1.03%) Mobile App
18 32 (0.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 632 (18.64%) Windows
2 580 (17.10%) Linux
3 202 (5.96%) Windows Server
4 196 (5.78%) Unix
5 96 (2.83%) Apple iOS
6 71 (2.09%) Android
7 53 (1.56%) Mac OS X
8 42 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 23 (0.68%) CentOS
12 22 (0.65%) Kali Linux
12 22 (0.65%) Ubuntu
13 19 (0.56%) VxWorks
14 18 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.53%) Windows 10
15 10 (0.29%) VMS
15 10 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1441 (42.49%) Information Security
2 709 (20.91%) SIEM
3 592 (17.46%) Penetration Testing
4 535 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
5 477 (14.07%) Security Operations
6 464 (13.68%) Data Protection
7 438 (12.92%) Risk Management
8 355 (10.47%) ITIL
9 337 (9.94%) Security Architecture
10 296 (8.73%) Vulnerability Management
11 291 (8.58%) Project Management
12 248 (7.31%) DevOps
13 238 (7.02%) Analytics
14 222 (6.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 212 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
16 208 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 202 (5.96%) Business Development
18 193 (5.69%) Machine Learning
19 188 (5.54%) Incident Management
20 179 (5.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 390 (11.50%) Python
2 357 (10.53%) Java
3 217 (6.40%) C#
4 205 (6.05%) C++
4 205 (6.05%) JavaScript
5 198 (5.84%) C
6 163 (4.81%) SQL
7 126 (3.72%) Ruby
8 116 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 95 (2.80%) Bash Shell
10 79 (2.33%) Perl
11 69 (2.03%) PHP
12 50 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 42 (1.24%) Go
14 22 (0.65%) Objective-C
15 21 (0.62%) Scala
16 19 (0.56%) VB.NET
17 18 (0.53%) Korn
18 11 (0.32%) VB
19 9 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 909 (26.81%) CISSP
2 647 (19.08%) CISM
3 596 (17.58%) Degree
4 489 (14.42%) Security Cleared
5 271 (7.99%) SC Cleared
6 244 (7.20%) CISA
7 178 (5.25%) GIAC
8 176 (5.19%) CEH
9 169 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
10 159 (4.69%) DV Cleared
11 146 (4.31%) SANS
12 134 (3.95%) CREST Certified
12 134 (3.95%) GCIH
13 109 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
14 90 (2.65%) CRISC
15 85 (2.51%) CESG Certified Professional
16 77 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
16 77 (2.27%) Security+ Certification
17 74 (2.18%) GCIA
18 68 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 710 (20.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 324 (9.55%) PCI DSS
3 234 (6.90%) GDPR
4 168 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 119 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 71 (2.09%) NIST 800
7 65 (1.92%) COBIT
8 57 (1.68%) QA
9 47 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 40 (1.18%) SLA
11 34 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 33 (0.97%) PMO
13 31 (0.91%) ISO 22301
14 23 (0.68%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 22 (0.65%) ISO 9001
16 16 (0.47%) GPG13
17 11 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 11 (0.32%) SAS 70
18 10 (0.29%) PSD2
19 8 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 214 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 132 (3.89%) Docker
3 89 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
5 47 (1.39%) Snort
6 34 (1.00%) vSphere
7 27 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 27 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (0.56%) ProxySG
9 15 (0.44%) Firmware
9 15 (0.44%) VMware NSX
10 11 (0.32%) HDFS
11 9 (0.27%) NFS
11 9 (0.27%) Samba
12 6 (0.18%) KVM
13 4 (0.12%) iptables
13 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.12%) XenApp
14 2 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.059%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 98 (2.89%) Kubernetes
2 71 (2.09%) Nessus
3 64 (1.89%) Puppet
4 51 (1.50%) CSIRT
5 50 (1.47%) Ansible
6 48 (1.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 44 (1.30%) QRadar
8 34 (1.00%) FortiGate
9 29 (0.86%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 28 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
10 28 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (0.68%) Nmap
12 22 (0.65%) SCCM
13 18 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 17 (0.50%) Nagios
14 17 (0.50%) SCOM
15 16 (0.47%) vCenter Server
16 15 (0.44%) Terraform
17 13 (0.38%) FTK
17 13 (0.38%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 290 (8.55%) Microsoft
2 189 (5.57%) Cisco
3 145 (4.28%) VMware
4 116 (3.42%) CheckPoint
5 98 (2.89%) Splunk
6 89 (2.62%) Palo Alto
7 67 (1.98%) ArcSight
8 64 (1.89%) McAfee
9 61 (1.80%) FireEye
9 61 (1.80%) Juniper
10 58 (1.71%) LogRhythm
11 55 (1.62%) Oracle
11 55 (1.62%) Sophos
12 54 (1.59%) SAP
13 53 (1.56%) Apple
14 51 (1.50%) Fortinet
15 50 (1.47%) Blue Coat
16 49 (1.45%) F5
17 44 (1.30%) Citrix
18 42 (1.24%) Symantec