Period
to 21 August 2018

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 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > England
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 196 185
Rank change year-on-year +67 -11 +194
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 4,102 3,094 3,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.60% 1.87% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 2.04% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3,050 2,521 2,646
England median annual salary £58,875 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.39% -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,417 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £57,750 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +0.43% -4.17% +9.09%

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 143,792 151,600 168,665
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.13% 91.52% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 115,332 121,306 142,374
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 August 2018.

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 August 2018. 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 +56 2,087 £65,000 - 218
South East +10 627 £53,750 +7.50% 136
North of England +93 455 £50,000 - 117
East of England +174 379 £47,500 -17.39% 46
South West +34 339 £45,000 -5.26% 92
North West +37 279 £51,500 -1.90% 73
Midlands +1 198 £55,000 +15.79% 81
Yorkshire +123 161 £47,500 +0.11% 33
West Midlands -11 123 £49,750 +4.74% 58
East Midlands +30 69 £57,500 +21.05% 23
North East -4 15 £60,000 -25.00% 11
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 1,580 (38.52%) Information Security
2 1,227 (29.91%) CISSP
3 932 (22.72%) Firewall
4 857 (20.89%) SIEM
5 856 (20.87%) Finance
6 807 (19.67%) Windows
7 799 (19.48%) Degree
8 756 (18.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 702 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
10 695 (16.94%) Linux
11 662 (16.14%) CISM
12 575 (14.02%) Security Cleared
13 569 (13.87%) Risk Management
14 557 (13.58%) Python
15 537 (13.09%) Vulnerability Management
16 525 (12.80%) Security Operations
17 494 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
18 457 (11.14%) Microsoft
19 452 (11.02%) Management Information System
20 415 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
21 413 (10.07%) Java
22 410 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
23 406 (9.90%) Network Security
24 400 (9.75%) CISA
25 366 (8.92%) GDPR
26 357 (8.70%) Computer Science
27 352 (8.58%) ITIL
28 333 (8.12%) Security Architecture
29 320 (7.80%) CEH
30 317 (7.73%) JavaScript

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 96 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
2 77 (1.88%) Apache Spark
3 64 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 50 (1.22%) MS Exchange
5 47 (1.15%) Apache Pig
6 46 (1.12%) Apache
7 43 (1.05%) Confluence
8 37 (0.90%) IIS
8 37 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 27 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 24 (0.59%) Skype for Business
11 22 (0.54%) nginx
12 18 (0.44%) WebSphere
13 17 (0.41%) WordPress
14 14 (0.34%) JBoss
15 13 (0.32%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (0.15%) CMS
17 4 (0.098%) SharePoint 2013
18 3 (0.073%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 109 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.024%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.024%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.024%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (0.41%) Distributed Ledger
2 10 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.073%) Magento
3 3 (0.073%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.073%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.049%) Actimize
4 2 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.024%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.024%) Concordance
5 1 (0.024%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.024%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.024%) Relativity
5 1 (0.024%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.024%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.024%) SunGard APT
5 1 (0.024%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 280 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 222 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 165 (4.02%) Office 365
4 126 (3.07%) SaaS
5 114 (2.78%) PaaS
6 90 (2.19%) IaaS
7 51 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
8 43 (1.05%) Mimecast
9 29 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.41%) Serverless
11 16 (0.39%) OpenShift
12 13 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
13 9 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (0.22%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
14 8 (0.20%) G Suite
14 8 (0.20%) OneDrive
15 7 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.098%) GitHub
17 3 (0.073%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 932 (22.72%) Firewall
2 406 (9.90%) Network Security
3 303 (7.39%) TCP/IP
4 243 (5.92%) Intrusion Detection
5 150 (3.66%) DNS
6 125 (3.05%) Internet
7 116 (2.83%) WAN
8 113 (2.75%) LAN
9 100 (2.44%) SSL
10 96 (2.34%) VPN
11 91 (2.22%) HTTP
12 66 (1.61%) DHCP
13 60 (1.46%) Wireshark
14 56 (1.37%) Wireless
15 53 (1.29%) MPLS
16 49 (1.19%) VoIP
17 46 (1.12%) VLAN
18 45 (1.10%) SAN
19 43 (1.05%) SNMP
20 39 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (6.19%) Big Data
2 174 (4.24%) Hadoop
3 166 (4.05%) SQL Server
4 119 (2.90%) MySQL
5 87 (2.12%) Apache Hive
6 42 (1.02%) HBase
7 39 (0.95%) NoSQL
7 39 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 36 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (0.68%) Blockchain
11 26 (0.63%) MongoDB
12 23 (0.56%) QlikView
13 21 (0.51%) Text Mining
14 19 (0.46%) Redis
15 18 (0.44%) Neo4j
16 13 (0.32%) Impala
17 12 (0.29%) GIS
17 12 (0.29%) Power BI
17 12 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 135 (3.29%) JIRA
2 124 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 105 (2.56%) Selenium
4 83 (2.02%) Jenkins
5 61 (1.49%) Bitbucket
6 59 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 48 (1.17%) Robot Framework
8 40 (0.98%) CodeSonar
8 40 (0.98%) git-flow
9 35 (0.85%) Metasploit
10 31 (0.76%) JUnit
11 27 (0.66%) Cucumber
12 25 (0.61%) Maven
13 21 (0.51%) Eclipse
14 17 (0.41%) SoapUI
14 17 (0.41%) WiX
15 16 (0.39%) JMeter
15 16 (0.39%) Rational DOORS
16 14 (0.34%) WebDriver
17 13 (0.32%) Burp Suite
General
1 856 (20.87%) Finance
2 244 (5.95%) Banking
3 195 (4.75%) Retail
4 153 (3.73%) Legal
5 119 (2.90%) Investment Banking
6 112 (2.73%) Telecoms
7 99 (2.41%) Law
8 65 (1.58%) Marketing
9 59 (1.44%) Games
10 50 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 44 (1.07%) Electronics
12 32 (0.78%) Military
13 29 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 23 (0.56%) Advertising
15 20 (0.49%) Aerospace
15 20 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (0.37%) Billing
17 13 (0.32%) Digital Economy
18 12 (0.29%) German Language
19 9 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 642 (15.65%) Analyst
2 551 (13.43%) Consultant
3 433 (10.56%) Security Consultant
4 431 (10.51%) Security Engineer
5 373 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 330 (8.04%) Security Manager
7 327 (7.97%) Architect
8 294 (7.17%) Developer
9 246 (6.00%) Security Architect
10 219 (5.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 210 (5.12%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 195 (4.75%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 151 (3.68%) Cybersecurity Manager
14 144 (3.51%) Software Engineer
15 130 (3.17%) IT Manager
15 130 (3.17%) Tester
16 119 (2.90%) Security Specialist
17 113 (2.75%) IT Engineer
18 111 (2.71%) Senior Consultant
19 107 (2.61%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (3.51%) .NET
1 144 (3.51%) HTML
2 120 (2.93%) Node.js
3 115 (2.80%) AngularJS
4 112 (2.73%) CSS
5 97 (2.36%) Django
6 87 (2.12%) Java EE
7 82 (2.00%) Spring
8 68 (1.66%) REST
9 66 (1.61%) SailPoint
10 65 (1.58%) ASP.NET
11 63 (1.54%) React
12 61 (1.49%) LAMP
13 58 (1.41%) SOAP
14 56 (1.37%) HTML5
15 55 (1.34%) Web Services
16 52 (1.27%) J2EE
17 51 (1.24%) .NET Framework
17 51 (1.24%) STL
18 43 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 452 (11.02%) Management Information System
2 415 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 357 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 243 (5.92%) Security Operations Centre
5 187 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
6 181 (4.41%) Cyberthreat
7 162 (3.95%) Fintech
8 131 (3.19%) PKI
9 119 (2.90%) Data Centre
10 115 (2.80%) Data Protection Act
11 101 (2.46%) Cyberattack
11 101 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 73 (1.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 67 (1.63%) Cybercrime
14 64 (1.56%) Cyber Defence
15 51 (1.24%) Tandem
16 45 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
16 45 (1.10%) Robotics
17 42 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
18 38 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 807 (19.67%) Windows
2 695 (16.94%) Linux
3 228 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 167 (4.07%) Unix
5 102 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 96 (2.34%) Mac OS X
7 91 (2.22%) Android
8 85 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 76 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 54 (1.32%) CentOS
11 50 (1.22%) Windows 7
12 48 (1.17%) Windows 10
13 31 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (0.56%) Ubuntu
15 17 (0.41%) Solaris
16 15 (0.37%) Kali Linux
17 13 (0.32%) AIX
18 9 (0.22%) Mac OS
19 8 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
19 8 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,580 (38.52%) Information Security
2 857 (20.89%) SIEM
3 702 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
4 569 (13.87%) Risk Management
5 537 (13.09%) Vulnerability Management
6 525 (12.80%) Security Operations
7 494 (12.04%) Penetration Testing
8 410 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
9 352 (8.58%) ITIL
10 333 (8.12%) Security Architecture
11 303 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 294 (7.17%) Data Protection
13 286 (6.97%) Identity Access Management
14 283 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 282 (6.87%) Analytics
16 262 (6.39%) Software Engineering
17 258 (6.29%) DevOps
18 256 (6.24%) Project Management
19 253 (6.17%) Data Loss Prevention
20 215 (5.24%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 557 (13.58%) Python
2 413 (10.07%) Java
3 317 (7.73%) JavaScript
4 302 (7.36%) C
5 282 (6.87%) C#
6 257 (6.27%) SQL
7 247 (6.02%) C++
8 206 (5.02%) PowerShell
9 141 (3.44%) Bash Shell
10 107 (2.61%) Perl
11 106 (2.58%) PHP
12 96 (2.34%) Ruby
13 59 (1.44%) Objective-C
14 37 (0.90%) BeanShell
15 36 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 31 (0.76%) Embedded C
16 31 (0.76%) Go
16 31 (0.76%) VBA
17 24 (0.59%) Embedded C++
18 18 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1,227 (29.91%) CISSP
2 799 (19.48%) Degree
3 662 (16.14%) CISM
4 575 (14.02%) Security Cleared
5 400 (9.75%) CISA
6 320 (7.80%) CEH
7 289 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
8 285 (6.95%) SC Cleared
9 275 (6.70%) SANS
10 243 (5.92%) GIAC
11 207 (5.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 196 (4.78%) CompTIA Security+
12 196 (4.78%) DV Cleared
13 185 (4.51%) CCNA
14 146 (3.56%) SSCP
15 143 (3.49%) CREST Certified
16 119 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
17 115 (2.80%) CCNP
18 102 (2.49%) OSCP
19 101 (2.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 756 (18.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 366 (8.92%) GDPR
3 282 (6.87%) PCI DSS
4 142 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 125 (3.05%) COBIT
6 122 (2.97%) Cyber Essentials
7 75 (1.83%) QA
8 45 (1.10%) SLA
9 40 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 36 (0.88%) ISO 9001
11 29 (0.71%) NIST 800
12 24 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 18 (0.44%) JSP 440
14 17 (0.41%) ISAE 3402
14 17 (0.41%) SSAE 16
15 15 (0.37%) GCP
15 15 (0.37%) ISO 22301
15 15 (0.37%) PMO
16 14 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
16 14 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 250 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 165 (4.02%) Docker
3 137 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
5 73 (1.78%) vSphere
6 69 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 46 (1.12%) HDFS
8 28 (0.68%) Snort
9 25 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.46%) VMware NSX
11 14 (0.34%) iptables
12 13 (0.32%) Apache Flume
13 12 (0.29%) NFS
13 12 (0.29%) Samba
14 8 (0.20%) KVM
15 6 (0.15%) Firmware
15 6 (0.15%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.15%) XenApp
16 5 (0.12%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 116 (2.83%) Puppet
2 99 (2.41%) QRadar
3 79 (1.93%) Nessus
4 77 (1.88%) SCCM
5 68 (1.66%) Ansible
6 58 (1.41%) Kubernetes
7 55 (1.34%) Salt
8 41 (1.00%) RSA Security Analytics
9 35 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
10 28 (0.68%) WSUS
11 27 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (0.59%) Kibana
12 24 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
13 23 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 23 (0.56%) Nagios
14 22 (0.54%) SCOM
15 21 (0.51%) CSIRT
16 18 (0.44%) vCenter Server
17 17 (0.41%) CASB
17 17 (0.41%) IBM BigFix
Vendors
1 457 (11.14%) Microsoft
2 257 (6.27%) Cisco
3 242 (5.90%) VMware
4 196 (4.78%) Splunk
5 156 (3.80%) Qualys
6 133 (3.24%) Symantec
7 97 (2.36%) Red Hat
8 89 (2.17%) Oracle
9 83 (2.02%) Palo Alto
10 82 (2.00%) McAfee
11 78 (1.90%) Sophos
12 70 (1.71%) Juniper
13 59 (1.44%) SolarWinds
14 57 (1.39%) Tableau
15 56 (1.37%) ArcSight
16 54 (1.32%) Fortinet
17 49 (1.19%) Citrix
17 49 (1.19%) LogRhythm
18 48 (1.17%) CheckPoint
19 46 (1.12%) Apple