Period
to 24 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £65,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 724 793 838
Rank change year-on-year +69 +45 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 84 48 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.065% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.068% 0.052%
Number of salaries quoted 68 41 34
London median annual salary £65,000 £45,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +44.44% -28.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £42,500 £33,750 £45,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +33.33%

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 65,263 70,230 75,297
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 94.76% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 53,140 54,977 65,419
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,250 £33,366 £32,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -17 21 £65,000 +30.00% 4
West London - 4 £70,000 -
Cybersecurity Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 84 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 53 (63.10%) Linux
3 45 (53.57%) Windows
4 40 (47.62%) SIEM
5 39 (46.43%) Data Loss Prevention
6 37 (44.05%) Degree
7 36 (42.86%) Information Security
8 30 (35.71%) Finance
9 29 (34.52%) Computer Science
9 29 (34.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 27 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 27 (32.14%) Firewall
11 24 (28.57%) Identity Management
12 23 (27.38%) Quantitative Research
12 23 (27.38%) Big Data
13 22 (26.19%) Security Operations
14 21 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
15 20 (23.81%) CISSP
16 19 (22.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 18 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
17 18 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 17 (20.24%) Python
18 17 (20.24%) CISM
19 16 (19.05%) Management Information System
20 15 (17.86%) ITIL
20 15 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
20 15 (17.86%) iptables
20 15 (17.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
20 15 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
21 14 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.95%) SaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.76%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.76%) IaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Office 365
4 4 (4.76%) PaaS
5 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.14%) Firewall
2 10 (11.90%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.52%) SSL
4 7 (8.33%) HTTP
5 5 (5.95%) DNS
5 5 (5.95%) Network Security
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (4.76%) DKIM
6 4 (4.76%) DMARC
6 4 (4.76%) HTTPS
6 4 (4.76%) IMAP
6 4 (4.76%) LAN
6 4 (4.76%) SMTP
6 4 (4.76%) WAN
7 3 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.57%) VPN
8 2 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.38%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.19%) VLAN
9 1 (1.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.38%) Big Data
2 4 (4.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.19%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Metasploit
2 4 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (35.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.33%) Banking
2 7 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (4.76%) Kafka
2 4 (4.76%) Regular Expression
2 4 (4.76%) SAML
3 2 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (1.19%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.52%) Computer Science
2 16 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 11 (13.10%) Data Protection Act
3 11 (13.10%) Hedge funds
4 10 (11.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (9.52%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 7 (8.33%) Private Cloud
7 6 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (4.76%) BYOD
8 4 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
8 4 (4.76%) Cyberattack
8 4 (4.76%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
10 1 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (1.19%) Cybercrime
10 1 (1.19%) Fintech
10 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 53 (63.10%) Linux
2 45 (53.57%) Windows
3 11 (13.10%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.52%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) Kali Linux
6 1 (1.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (47.62%) SIEM
3 39 (46.43%) Data Loss Prevention
4 36 (42.86%) Information Security
5 27 (32.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 24 (28.57%) Identity Management
7 23 (27.38%) Quantitative Research
8 22 (26.19%) Security Operations
9 21 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 18 (21.43%) Penetration Testing
10 18 (21.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 15 (17.86%) ITIL
11 15 (17.86%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 14 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (14.29%) Security Architecture
14 11 (13.10%) Asset Management
14 11 (13.10%) Data Protection
14 11 (13.10%) DRM
15 10 (11.90%) DevOps
15 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.24%) Python
2 12 (14.29%) Java
3 6 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.95%) Go
5 4 (4.76%) SQL
6 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.38%) Java 8
7 1 (1.19%) C#
7 1 (1.19%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (44.05%) Degree
2 29 (34.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (23.81%) CISSP
4 17 (20.24%) CISM
5 12 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (11.90%) SC Cleared
6 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
7 7 (8.33%) CCNA
8 4 (4.76%) CCIE
8 4 (4.76%) CEH
8 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (4.76%) JNCIE
9 2 (2.38%) OSCP
10 1 (1.19%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (1.19%) CHFI
10 1 (1.19%) CISA
10 1 (1.19%) ECIH
10 1 (1.19%) GCIH
10 1 (1.19%) GIAC
10 1 (1.19%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (17.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.19%) GDPR
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 15 (17.86%) iptables
2 11 (13.10%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.10%) Docker
3 4 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.76%) KVM
3 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) Kubernetes
1 9 (10.71%) Nessus
2 6 (7.14%) Ansible
2 6 (7.14%) OpenVAS
2 6 (7.14%) QRadar
3 5 (5.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (4.76%) Kibana
4 4 (4.76%) OpenView
4 4 (4.76%) SCCM
4 4 (4.76%) SCOM
5 2 (2.38%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (15.48%) Cisco
2 11 (13.10%) Palo Alto
3 9 (10.71%) Qualys
4 8 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 7 (8.33%) Darktrace
5 7 (8.33%) HP
5 7 (8.33%) Splunk
6 4 (4.76%) MapR
6 4 (4.76%) Oracle
6 4 (4.76%) Rapid7
6 4 (4.76%) Remedy
6 4 (4.76%) Tripwire
6 4 (4.76%) Vertica
6 4 (4.76%) VMware
7 3 (3.57%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.38%) AlienVault
8 2 (2.38%) Sun
9 1 (1.19%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.19%) Progress