Period
to 10 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 667 813 781
Rank change year-on-year +146 -32 +114
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 114 57 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.17% 0.077% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.081% 0.083%
Number of salaries quoted 79 52 43
London median annual salary £70,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +55.56% -25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £46,250 £31,250 £38,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 63,503 69,967 71,079
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 94.76% 96.04%
Number of salaries quoted 52,145 55,427 61,156
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £33,500 £33,570 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +27 26 £65,000 +8.33% 8
South London - 2 - -
West London - 1 £70,000 - 2
Cybersecurity Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 64 (56.14%) Windows
3 59 (51.75%) Linux
4 50 (43.86%) Security Operations
4 50 (43.86%) Data Loss Prevention
5 49 (42.98%) SIEM
6 47 (41.23%) Information Security
7 46 (40.35%) Finance
8 39 (34.21%) Degree
8 39 (34.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 32 (28.07%) Big Data
9 32 (28.07%) Computer Science
9 32 (28.07%) Identity Management
10 31 (27.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 30 (26.32%) Quantitative Research
11 30 (26.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
12 27 (23.68%) Management Information System
13 26 (22.81%) Hybrid Cloud
14 25 (21.93%) Firewall
15 24 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 24 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
16 23 (20.18%) CISSP
17 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
18 21 (18.42%) Qualys
18 21 (18.42%) Nessus
19 20 (17.54%) Cisco
19 20 (17.54%) Hedge funds
20 19 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
21 18 (15.79%) Asset Management
21 18 (15.79%) DevOps

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 3 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.88%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.04%) Office 365
3 12 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (7.89%) Mimecast
5 5 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.75%) IaaS
6 2 (1.75%) PaaS
6 2 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (21.93%) Firewall
2 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 10 (8.77%) Network Security
4 5 (4.39%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (4.39%) DKIM
4 5 (4.39%) DMARC
5 3 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.63%) Internet
5 3 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.63%) SSL
5 3 (2.63%) VPN
6 2 (1.75%) DNS
6 2 (1.75%) HTTP
6 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.75%) LAN
6 2 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.75%) WAN
7 1 (0.88%) IMAP
7 1 (0.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.07%) Big Data
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (10.53%) JIRA
2 7 (6.14%) Metasploit
3 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.88%) Maven
General
1 46 (40.35%) Finance
2 11 (9.65%) Retail
3 7 (6.14%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.39%) Banking
5 4 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) .NET
2 5 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (4.39%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.75%) Kafka
4 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.88%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.68%) Management Information System
2 26 (22.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 20 (17.54%) Hedge funds
4 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
5 9 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (7.02%) Private Cloud
7 5 (4.39%) BYOD
8 3 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (2.63%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.88%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.88%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 64 (56.14%) Windows
2 59 (51.75%) Linux
3 14 (12.28%) Unix
4 11 (9.65%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.88%) Android
5 1 (0.88%) CentOS
5 1 (0.88%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 50 (43.86%) Data Loss Prevention
2 50 (43.86%) Security Operations
3 49 (42.98%) SIEM
4 47 (41.23%) Information Security
5 39 (34.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 32 (28.07%) Computer Science
6 32 (28.07%) Identity Management
7 30 (26.32%) Quantitative Research
7 30 (26.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 24 (21.05%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
10 18 (15.79%) Asset Management
10 18 (15.79%) DevOps
11 13 (11.40%) OWASP
12 11 (9.65%) Ethical Hacking
12 11 (9.65%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 11 (9.65%) Network Design
12 11 (9.65%) Risk Management
12 11 (9.65%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.53%) Python
2 6 (5.26%) Java
2 6 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.75%) Go
3 2 (1.75%) Perl
3 2 (1.75%) SQL
4 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.88%) C#
4 1 (0.88%) C++
4 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (34.21%) Degree
2 31 (27.19%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (20.18%) CISSP
4 15 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (11.40%) CCNA
6 11 (9.65%) CISM
7 10 (8.77%) SANS
7 10 (8.77%) SSCP
8 9 (7.89%) GIAC
9 7 (6.14%) CEH
9 7 (6.14%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (2.63%) GCIA
10 3 (2.63%) GPEN
11 1 (0.88%) CCIE
11 1 (0.88%) CHFI
11 1 (0.88%) GCIH
11 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.88%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.40%) PCI DSS
3 11 (9.65%) GDPR
4 10 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 17 (14.91%) iptables
2 15 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 14 (12.28%) Docker
4 12 (10.53%) Snort
5 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.39%) KVM
5 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (18.42%) Nessus
2 13 (11.40%) Kubernetes
3 11 (9.65%) Ansible
4 9 (7.89%) CASB
4 9 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (6.14%) OpenVAS
5 7 (6.14%) QRadar
6 6 (5.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (5.26%) SCCM
7 5 (4.39%) SCOM
8 2 (1.75%) Kibana
9 1 (0.88%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.88%) Nmap
9 1 (0.88%) OpenView
9 1 (0.88%) Terraform
9 1 (0.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (18.42%) Qualys
2 20 (17.54%) Cisco
3 16 (14.04%) Palo Alto
3 16 (14.04%) Rapid7
4 12 (10.53%) Darktrace
4 12 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 11 (9.65%) SolarWinds
6 9 (7.89%) Forcepoint
6 9 (7.89%) Sophos
6 9 (7.89%) Splunk
6 9 (7.89%) Symantec
7 7 (6.14%) VMware
8 5 (4.39%) McAfee
8 5 (4.39%) Tripwire
9 4 (3.51%) CyberArk
9 4 (3.51%) HP
10 3 (2.63%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.75%) AlienVault
11 2 (1.75%) MapR
11 2 (1.75%) Vertica