Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 186 193
Rank change year-on-year +46 +7 +206
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 3,846 3,030 3,334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 2.39% 1.87% 1.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.64% 2.07% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3,046 2,485 2,484
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,392 £36,750
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -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 145,916 146,705 168,991
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.70% 90.59% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 118,152 120,328 142,183
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +2.15%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 +50 2,053 £65,000 - 222
South East +10 642 £52,500 +5.00% 82
North of England +49 383 £50,000 +5.26% 71
South West -1 304 £45,000 -10.00% 47
East of England +119 263 £50,000 -9.09% 37
North West +1 233 £52,500 +10.53% 32
Midlands -17 187 £54,000 +13.68% 45
Yorkshire +102 142 £46,250 -2.63% 35
West Midlands -16 130 £50,000 +5.26% 32
East Midlands +14 56 £52,500 +16.67% 13
North East -14 8 £60,000 +33.33% 4
South Coast - 2 - -
Cybersecurity
UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 1,371 (35.65%) Information Security
2 1,101 (28.63%) CISSP
3 886 (23.04%) Firewall
4 842 (21.89%) Finance
5 764 (19.86%) SIEM
6 733 (19.06%) Degree
7 695 (18.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 687 (17.86%) Windows
9 678 (17.63%) CISM
10 562 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
11 534 (13.88%) Linux
12 521 (13.55%) Security Cleared
13 501 (13.03%) Risk Management
14 494 (12.84%) Penetration Testing
15 464 (12.06%) Security Operations
16 445 (11.57%) Python
17 408 (10.61%) Vulnerability Management
18 403 (10.48%) Network Security
19 401 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
20 399 (10.37%) Microsoft
21 385 (10.01%) Management Information System
22 372 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
23 367 (9.54%) CISA
24 365 (9.49%) Security Architecture
25 364 (9.46%) GDPR
26 362 (9.41%) ITIL
27 329 (8.55%) Java
28 322 (8.37%) Computer Science
29 301 (7.83%) SC Cleared
30 286 (7.44%) Data Protection

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 72 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
2 61 (1.59%) Apache Spark
2 61 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 57 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 42 (1.09%) IIS
5 35 (0.91%) Apache
6 33 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 31 (0.81%) Confluence
8 28 (0.73%) Apache Pig
9 23 (0.60%) WordPress
10 22 (0.57%) Skype for Business
11 20 (0.52%) nginx
12 19 (0.49%) JBoss
13 17 (0.44%) WebLogic
14 16 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.31%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.23%) Cloud Foundry
17 8 (0.21%) CMS
17 8 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
18 6 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 99 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.052%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.026%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.026%) InDesign
7 1 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.026%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 17 (0.44%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.078%) Sage 200
3 2 (0.052%) Actimize
3 2 (0.052%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.052%) Magento
3 2 (0.052%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.026%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.026%) Concordance
4 1 (0.026%) Relativity
4 1 (0.026%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.026%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.026%) SunGard APT
4 1 (0.026%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 222 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 217 (5.64%) Amazon AWS
3 152 (3.95%) Office 365
4 138 (3.59%) SaaS
5 106 (2.76%) PaaS
6 89 (2.31%) IaaS
7 38 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (0.88%) Mimecast
9 30 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 17 (0.44%) Serverless
11 13 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
12 12 (0.31%) OpenShift
13 11 (0.29%) OneDrive
14 9 (0.23%) Amazon S3
14 9 (0.23%) Bluemix
15 6 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.16%) GitHub
16 5 (0.13%) G Suite
17 4 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
17 4 (0.10%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 886 (23.04%) Firewall
2 403 (10.48%) Network Security
3 239 (6.21%) TCP/IP
4 232 (6.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 161 (4.19%) DNS
6 118 (3.07%) Internet
7 96 (2.50%) LAN
8 94 (2.44%) WAN
9 85 (2.21%) DHCP
10 81 (2.11%) SSL
10 81 (2.11%) VPN
11 71 (1.85%) HTTP
12 63 (1.64%) SAN
13 54 (1.40%) Wireless
14 44 (1.14%) MPLS
14 44 (1.14%) SMTP
14 44 (1.14%) Wireshark
15 43 (1.12%) VoIP
16 39 (1.01%) VLAN
17 31 (0.81%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (4.37%) Big Data
2 116 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 109 (2.83%) Hadoop
4 77 (2.00%) MySQL
5 64 (1.66%) Apache Hive
6 52 (1.35%) NoSQL
7 45 (1.17%) Blockchain
8 43 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 42 (1.09%) MongoDB
10 41 (1.07%) HBase
11 20 (0.52%) QlikView
12 19 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 18 (0.47%) Text Mining
14 17 (0.44%) Data Mining
15 16 (0.42%) Redis
16 15 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
17 12 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
18 11 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 9 (0.23%) Impala
20 7 (0.18%) GIS
Development Applications
1 100 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 97 (2.52%) JIRA
3 66 (1.72%) Selenium
4 59 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 28 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 27 (0.70%) Bitbucket
7 26 (0.68%) Metasploit
8 24 (0.62%) JUnit
8 24 (0.62%) Robot Framework
9 22 (0.57%) Maven
10 19 (0.49%) CodeSonar
10 19 (0.49%) git-flow
11 18 (0.47%) Cucumber
12 16 (0.42%) WiX
13 15 (0.39%) Eclipse
14 13 (0.34%) Ant
15 12 (0.31%) Burp Suite
15 12 (0.31%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
17 9 (0.23%) Redmine
General
1 842 (21.89%) Finance
2 207 (5.38%) Banking
3 152 (3.95%) Legal
4 140 (3.64%) Retail
5 109 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 84 (2.18%) Law
7 75 (1.95%) Games
8 67 (1.74%) Marketing
9 60 (1.56%) Investment Banking
10 48 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 32 (0.83%) Advertising
12 27 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 24 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 21 (0.55%) Billing
15 19 (0.49%) Publishing
16 15 (0.39%) French Language
17 14 (0.36%) Automotive
17 14 (0.36%) Digital Economy
17 14 (0.36%) German Language
18 13 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 599 (15.57%) Analyst
2 507 (13.18%) Consultant
3 396 (10.30%) Security Consultant
4 395 (10.27%) Security Analyst
5 385 (10.01%) Security Engineer
6 351 (9.13%) Security Manager
7 309 (8.03%) Developer
8 303 (7.88%) Architect
9 227 (5.90%) Security Architect
10 195 (5.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 175 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 172 (4.47%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 171 (4.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 153 (3.98%) Security Specialist
15 144 (3.74%) IT Manager
16 109 (2.83%) Head of Security
17 108 (2.81%) IT Engineer
18 103 (2.68%) Tester
19 99 (2.57%) Senior Consultant
20 92 (2.39%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (4.34%) HTML
2 134 (3.48%) CSS
3 102 (2.65%) .NET
4 94 (2.44%) Node.js
5 84 (2.18%) AngularJS
6 81 (2.11%) Django
7 67 (1.74%) HTML5
8 59 (1.53%) React
9 58 (1.51%) Spring
10 53 (1.38%) SailPoint
11 52 (1.35%) REST
12 50 (1.30%) jQuery
13 47 (1.22%) Java EE
14 44 (1.14%) ASP.NET
14 44 (1.14%) J2EE
14 44 (1.14%) LAMP
15 42 (1.09%) Web Services
16 38 (0.99%) CSS3
17 35 (0.91%) RESTful
18 34 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 401 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
2 385 (10.01%) Management Information System
3 322 (8.37%) Computer Science
4 193 (5.02%) Security Operations Centre
5 191 (4.97%) Cyberthreat
6 160 (4.16%) Fintech
7 159 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
8 146 (3.80%) Data Centre
9 132 (3.43%) Cyberattack
10 96 (2.50%) PKI
11 90 (2.34%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 84 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
13 71 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
14 52 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
15 50 (1.30%) Cybercrime
16 48 (1.25%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 44 (1.14%) Mobile App
18 39 (1.01%) CESG
19 37 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
20 34 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 687 (17.86%) Windows
2 534 (13.88%) Linux
3 213 (5.54%) Windows Server
4 182 (4.73%) Unix
5 82 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 73 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (1.79%) Android
9 59 (1.53%) Mac OS X
10 55 (1.43%) Windows 10
11 53 (1.38%) Windows 7
12 43 (1.12%) CentOS
13 27 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 18 (0.47%) Solaris
16 17 (0.44%) Kali Linux
17 10 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
18 7 (0.18%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.16%) AIX
20 5 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,371 (35.65%) Information Security
2 764 (19.86%) SIEM
3 562 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
4 501 (13.03%) Risk Management
5 494 (12.84%) Penetration Testing
6 464 (12.06%) Security Operations
7 408 (10.61%) Vulnerability Management
8 372 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
9 365 (9.49%) Security Architecture
10 362 (9.41%) ITIL
11 286 (7.44%) Data Protection
12 271 (7.05%) Stakeholder Management
13 257 (6.68%) Project Management
14 241 (6.27%) Analytics
15 240 (6.24%) Identity Access Management
16 224 (5.82%) Security Management
17 220 (5.72%) Threat Intelligence
18 207 (5.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
19 200 (5.20%) DevOps
20 198 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 445 (11.57%) Python
2 329 (8.55%) Java
3 277 (7.20%) JavaScript
4 263 (6.84%) C
5 240 (6.24%) C#
6 208 (5.41%) C++
7 204 (5.30%) SQL
8 148 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 114 (2.96%) Bash Shell
10 99 (2.57%) PHP
11 91 (2.37%) Ruby
12 69 (1.79%) Perl
13 39 (1.01%) Objective-C
14 31 (0.81%) Shell Script
15 26 (0.68%) VBA
16 25 (0.65%) BeanShell
17 20 (0.52%) Go
18 19 (0.49%) Java 8
19 17 (0.44%) Embedded C
20 14 (0.36%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1,101 (28.63%) CISSP
2 733 (19.06%) Degree
3 678 (17.63%) CISM
4 521 (13.55%) Security Cleared
5 367 (9.54%) CISA
6 301 (7.83%) SC Cleared
7 260 (6.76%) SANS
8 257 (6.68%) CEH
9 253 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
10 183 (4.76%) GIAC
11 179 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
12 154 (4.00%) DV Cleared
13 135 (3.51%) CCNA
14 124 (3.22%) CREST Certified
15 117 (3.04%) CCNP
16 109 (2.83%) CompTIA Security+
17 108 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 107 (2.78%) OSCP
19 99 (2.57%) SSCP
20 92 (2.39%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 695 (18.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 364 (9.46%) GDPR
3 284 (7.38%) PCI DSS
4 139 (3.61%) COBIT
5 121 (3.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 83 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 39 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 37 (0.96%) ISO 9001
8 37 (0.96%) SLA
9 35 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 32 (0.83%) NIST 800
10 32 (0.83%) QA
11 26 (0.68%) GCP
11 26 (0.68%) ISO 22301
12 24 (0.62%) HIPAA
13 23 (0.60%) ISAE 3402
14 22 (0.57%) SSAE 16
15 19 (0.49%) PMO
16 16 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
17 13 (0.34%) GPG13
System Software
1 235 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 137 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (2.89%) Docker
4 64 (1.66%) vSphere
5 58 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 56 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 38 (0.99%) HDFS
8 21 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.44%) Firmware
9 17 (0.44%) Snort
10 12 (0.31%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.29%) XenApp
12 10 (0.26%) Apache Flume
13 9 (0.23%) NFS
13 9 (0.23%) Samba
14 7 (0.18%) iptables
15 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.10%) Squid
16 4 (0.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 81 (2.11%) Nessus
1 81 (2.11%) Puppet
2 75 (1.95%) QRadar
3 62 (1.61%) SCCM
4 55 (1.43%) Ansible
5 37 (0.96%) Kubernetes
6 32 (0.83%) Salt
6 32 (0.83%) SCOM
7 30 (0.78%) Single Sign-On
8 26 (0.68%) CSIRT
9 23 (0.60%) CASB
10 21 (0.55%) Nagios
10 21 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
10 21 (0.55%) RSA Security Analytics
11 18 (0.47%) Kibana
11 18 (0.47%) vCenter Server
12 17 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (0.42%) HAProxy
13 16 (0.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 13 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 399 (10.37%) Microsoft
2 225 (5.85%) Cisco
3 218 (5.67%) VMware
4 163 (4.24%) Splunk
5 135 (3.51%) Qualys
6 81 (2.11%) McAfee
7 76 (1.98%) Red Hat
8 73 (1.90%) Symantec
9 65 (1.69%) Oracle
10 60 (1.56%) Juniper
10 60 (1.56%) Palo Alto
11 57 (1.48%) ArcSight
12 51 (1.33%) Citrix
13 50 (1.30%) CheckPoint
13 50 (1.30%) LogRhythm
13 50 (1.30%) Sophos
14 49 (1.27%) Fortinet
14 49 (1.27%) HP
15 44 (1.14%) Apple
15 44 (1.14%) SolarWinds