Period
to 22 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £61,250 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

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

Cybersecurity Engineer
England > London
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 750 795 866
Rank change year-on-year +45 +71 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 86 51 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.069% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.073% 0.041%
Number of salaries quoted 64 43 29
London median annual salary £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.08% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £40,000 £34,350 £47,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £91,500 £80,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% -4.35% +27.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 67,495 70,304 79,580
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 95.21% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 54,891 56,712 69,047
London median annual salary £60,000 £59,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.27% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Cybersecurity Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in London

Cybersecurity Engineer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in London

Cybersecurity Engineer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in London

Cybersecurity Engineer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Central London -4 20 £65,000 -16.13% 6
North London - 5 £55,000 -
West London - 4 £70,000 - 1
Cybersecurity Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, 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 London region featuring Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title.

1 86 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (41.86%) Linux
2 36 (41.86%) SIEM
3 31 (36.05%) Firewall
4 30 (34.88%) Information Security
5 28 (32.56%) CISSP
6 26 (30.23%) Degree
7 25 (29.07%) Windows
8 24 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 24 (27.91%) CISM
8 24 (27.91%) Data Loss Prevention
9 21 (24.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 19 (22.09%) Java
11 18 (20.93%) Computer Science
12 17 (19.77%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (19.77%) Security Architecture
12 17 (19.77%) Computer Science Degree
13 16 (18.60%) Malware Analysis
14 15 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 15 (17.44%) Finance
14 15 (17.44%) ITIL
15 14 (16.28%) Python
15 14 (16.28%) Malware Detection/Protection
15 14 (16.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
15 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
16 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
16 13 (15.12%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (15.12%) Identity Management

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.65%) Office 365
3 4 (4.65%) SaaS
4 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.49%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.49%) IaaS
4 3 (3.49%) PaaS
5 1 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 31 (36.05%) Firewall
2 11 (12.79%) SSL
3 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.30%) HTTP
5 7 (8.14%) DNS
6 6 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (6.98%) SMTP
7 5 (5.81%) LAN
8 4 (4.65%) IMAP
9 3 (3.49%) HTTPS
9 3 (3.49%) Network Security
9 3 (3.49%) VLAN
9 3 (3.49%) VPN
9 3 (3.49%) WAN
10 2 (2.33%) DMZ
10 2 (2.33%) Internet
10 2 (2.33%) OSPF
10 2 (2.33%) SAN
10 2 (2.33%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.30%) Big Data
2 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.16%) dBASE
4 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.33%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
2 7 (8.14%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) HTML
2 4 (4.65%) .NET
2 4 (4.65%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.65%) SAML
3 3 (3.49%) Kafka
3 3 (3.49%) REST
4 1 (1.16%) CSS
4 1 (1.16%) J2EE
4 1 (1.16%) Java EE
4 1 (1.16%) JAX-WS
4 1 (1.16%) JSON
4 1 (1.16%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) Spring
4 1 (1.16%) WebSockets
4 1 (1.16%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.93%) Computer Science
2 11 (12.79%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 11 (12.79%) Cyberthreat
2 11 (12.79%) Data Protection Act
3 9 (10.47%) Cyberattack
3 9 (10.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (4.65%) Cyber Defence
7 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.33%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.16%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (1.16%) Fintech
9 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 36 (41.86%) Linux
2 25 (29.07%) Windows
3 11 (12.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.49%) Unix
5 2 (2.33%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Solaris
6 1 (1.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (41.86%) SIEM
3 30 (34.88%) Information Security
4 24 (27.91%) Data Loss Prevention
5 21 (24.42%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (19.77%) Penetration Testing
6 17 (19.77%) Security Architecture
7 16 (18.60%) Malware Analysis
8 15 (17.44%) ITIL
9 14 (16.28%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 14 (16.28%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 13 (15.12%) Identity Management
11 11 (12.79%) Data Protection
11 11 (12.79%) DRM
11 11 (12.79%) Security Operations
12 10 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (10.47%) DevOps
14 8 (9.30%) Incident Management
14 8 (9.30%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) Java
2 14 (16.28%) Python
3 9 (10.47%) SQL
4 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.81%) C#
5 5 (5.81%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.65%) Go
7 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.33%) C++
8 2 (2.33%) Java 8
8 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (32.56%) CISSP
2 26 (30.23%) Degree
3 24 (27.91%) CISM
4 17 (19.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
6 13 (15.12%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
7 8 (9.30%) CCNA
8 4 (4.65%) CCIE
8 4 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (4.65%) JNCIE
9 3 (3.49%) CEH
10 2 (2.33%) GCIH
10 2 (2.33%) MCSE
10 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.33%) OSCP
10 2 (2.33%) RHCE
10 2 (2.33%) RHCT
10 2 (2.33%) SANS
11 1 (1.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (27.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (17.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.16%) GCP
3 1 (1.16%) GDPR
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.98%) Docker
2 5 (5.81%) iptables
3 2 (2.33%) Firmware
4 1 (1.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) OpenView
2 3 (3.49%) Kibana
2 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.33%) Nmap
4 1 (1.16%) Nessus
4 1 (1.16%) OpenVAS
4 1 (1.16%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) SolarWinds
2 7 (8.14%) Cisco
2 7 (8.14%) Darktrace
3 5 (5.81%) Palo Alto
3 5 (5.81%) Sun
4 4 (4.65%) HP
4 4 (4.65%) Remedy
5 3 (3.49%) MapR
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle
5 3 (3.49%) Qualys
5 3 (3.49%) Vertica
6 2 (2.33%) AlienVault
6 2 (2.33%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.33%) Brocade
6 2 (2.33%) Extreme Networks
6 2 (2.33%) Juniper
6 2 (2.33%) LogRhythm
6 2 (2.33%) Splunk
6 2 (2.33%) VMware
7 1 (1.16%) Fortinet