Period
to 29 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > London
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 94 116
Rank change year-on-year +19 +22 +45
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 828 1,841 2,014
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 4.17% 3.35% 2.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 3.60% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 708 1,411 1,615
Median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.85% -
10th Percentile £46,175 £37,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £98,750
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £60,000

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 18,524 51,155 63,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.29% 93.16% 92.70%
Number of salaries quoted 15,284 41,169 50,576
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £42,500 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £109,350 £98,750 £95,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £51,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.94% +2.00%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in London.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in London over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in London

Cybersecurity
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 29 September 2020. 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 +21 144 £59,500 -10.19% 36
West London +57 30 £65,000 -7.14% 19
South London +54 29 £70,000 +47.37% 5
East London +23 9 £67,500 - 15
North London +30 3 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 283 (34.18%) Information Security
2 276 (33.33%) Finance
3 183 (22.10%) CISSP
4 173 (20.89%) Firewall
5 167 (20.17%) SIEM
6 154 (18.60%) DevOps
7 152 (18.36%) AWS
8 147 (17.75%) Azure
9 144 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 142 (17.15%) Security Operations
11 128 (15.46%) NIST
12 119 (14.37%) CISM
13 117 (14.13%) Microsoft
13 117 (14.13%) Python
13 117 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
14 104 (12.56%) Active Directory
15 97 (11.71%) Degree
16 93 (11.23%) Windows
17 91 (10.99%) ITIL
18 89 (10.75%) Penetration Testing
19 86 (10.39%) Vulnerability Management
20 85 (10.27%) Banking
21 83 (10.02%) Security Architecture
22 82 (9.90%) Security Cleared
23 81 (9.78%) Linux
24 79 (9.54%) Management Information System
25 74 (8.94%) Intrusion Detection
26 73 (8.82%) Risk Management
27 71 (8.57%) Kubernetes
28 70 (8.45%) Office 365

Cybersecurity
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 23 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 8 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.72%) Confluence
4 5 (0.60%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.36%) IIS
5 3 (0.36%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.24%) ColdFusion
6 2 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.24%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.12%) Appian
7 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.12%) Drupal
7 1 (0.12%) Hyperledger
7 1 (0.12%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.12%) Moodle
7 1 (0.12%) nginx
7 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.12%) uWSGI
7 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.60%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 152 (18.36%) AWS
2 147 (17.75%) Azure
3 70 (8.45%) Office 365
4 51 (6.16%) IaaS
4 51 (6.16%) Serverless
5 34 (4.11%) GCP
6 32 (3.86%) SaaS
7 25 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 25 (3.02%) Azure Functions
8 21 (2.54%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 19 (2.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 19 (2.29%) AWS CloudTrail
10 18 (2.17%) PaaS
11 14 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.60%) Apigee
14 5 (0.60%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.60%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 173 (20.89%) Firewall
2 74 (8.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 58 (7.00%) Network Security
4 36 (4.35%) Internet
5 22 (2.66%) LAN
5 22 (2.66%) WAN
6 20 (2.42%) VPN
7 19 (2.29%) Wireless
8 9 (1.09%) DNS
9 8 (0.97%) SSL
10 7 (0.85%) DMZ
10 7 (0.85%) TCP/IP
11 6 (0.72%) DHCP
11 6 (0.72%) HTTP
11 6 (0.72%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.72%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.36%) Intranet
13 3 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (5.68%) Big Data
2 29 (3.50%) NoSQL
3 21 (2.54%) Data Lake
3 21 (2.54%) SQL Server
4 11 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.85%) Blockchain
6 6 (0.72%) EDRMS
6 6 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.60%) GIS
7 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.60%) MySQL
7 5 (0.60%) Power BI
8 4 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.24%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.24%) Bigtable
9 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.24%) HBase
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.12%) DB2
Development Applications
1 32 (3.86%) Octopus Deploy
1 32 (3.86%) TeamCity
2 31 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.57%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.09%) JIRA
6 8 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.48%) GitLab
8 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.36%) Selenium
8 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.12%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.12%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.12%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.12%) JMeter
10 1 (0.12%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.12%) Xcode
General
1 276 (33.33%) Finance
2 85 (10.27%) Banking
3 49 (5.92%) Public Sector
4 46 (5.56%) Marketing
5 41 (4.95%) Telecoms
6 36 (4.35%) Manufacturing
7 33 (3.99%) Law
8 29 (3.50%) Legal
9 26 (3.14%) Electronics
9 26 (3.14%) Retail
10 12 (1.45%) Digital Economy
10 12 (1.45%) Private Banking
10 12 (1.45%) Wholesale Banking
11 9 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.97%) Games
13 6 (0.72%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.72%) Military
13 6 (0.72%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.60%) Advertising
14 5 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 124 (14.98%) Security Engineer
2 104 (12.56%) Analyst
3 82 (9.90%) Security Analyst
4 81 (9.78%) Consultant
5 47 (5.68%) Security Manager
6 46 (5.56%) Security Consultant
7 43 (5.19%) Architect
7 43 (5.19%) Developer
8 41 (4.95%) Information Analyst
8 41 (4.95%) Information Security Analyst
9 39 (4.71%) Security Specialist
10 29 (3.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 27 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
11 27 (3.26%) Security Architect
12 26 (3.14%) Senior Manager
13 25 (3.02%) Information Manager
13 25 (3.02%) Senior Consultant
14 23 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 23 (2.78%) Incident Manager
15 22 (2.66%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.74%) Kafka
2 22 (2.66%) .NET
3 19 (2.29%) Web Services
4 17 (2.05%) React
5 14 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 14 (1.69%) Node.js
6 11 (1.33%) Spring
7 10 (1.21%) SailPoint
7 10 (1.21%) Spring Boot
8 9 (1.09%) SAML
9 8 (0.97%) AngularJS
9 8 (0.97%) REST
9 8 (0.97%) YAML
10 7 (0.85%) RESTful
11 6 (0.72%) Django
11 6 (0.72%) HTML
12 5 (0.60%) CSS
12 5 (0.60%) J2EE
12 5 (0.60%) JSON
12 5 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.54%) Management Information System
2 49 (5.92%) Cyberthreat
3 37 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.35%) Cloud Native
5 34 (4.11%) Security Operations Centre
6 32 (3.86%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (3.74%) Cyberattack
8 30 (3.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 24 (2.90%) Mobile App
10 21 (2.54%) Data Centre
11 16 (1.93%) Cyber Defence
11 16 (1.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 13 (1.57%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (1.33%) Cybercrime
14 9 (1.09%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.09%) User Experience
15 8 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.85%) PKI
17 6 (0.72%) Robotics
17 6 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 93 (11.23%) Windows
2 81 (9.78%) Linux
3 40 (4.83%) Windows Server
4 30 (3.62%) Unix
5 14 (1.69%) Android
6 8 (0.97%) Mac OS
6 8 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 7 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.72%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.72%) Solaris
8 6 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.72%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.60%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.48%) CentOS
11 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (34.18%) Information Security
2 167 (20.17%) SIEM
3 154 (18.60%) DevOps
4 142 (17.15%) Security Operations
5 117 (14.13%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (10.99%) ITIL
7 89 (10.75%) Penetration Testing
8 86 (10.39%) Vulnerability Management
9 83 (10.02%) Security Architecture
10 73 (8.82%) Risk Management
11 69 (8.33%) Threat Intelligence
12 67 (8.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 66 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
14 63 (7.61%) Identity Access Management
15 59 (7.13%) Data Protection
16 55 (6.64%) Kalman Filter
17 51 (6.16%) Incident Management
18 49 (5.92%) Analytics
19 45 (5.43%) Identity Management
19 45 (5.43%) Privileged Access Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (14.13%) Python
2 54 (6.52%) Java
3 53 (6.40%) SQL
4 40 (4.83%) PowerShell
5 30 (3.62%) JavaScript
6 25 (3.02%) Bash Shell
7 22 (2.66%) Scala
8 16 (1.93%) C++
9 15 (1.81%) C
10 10 (1.21%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.09%) C#
11 9 (1.09%) Java 8
12 6 (0.72%) Kotlin
13 5 (0.60%) Perl
14 4 (0.48%) Groovy
14 4 (0.48%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.36%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.36%) R
15 3 (0.36%) Ruby
16 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 183 (22.10%) CISSP
2 119 (14.37%) CISM
3 97 (11.71%) Degree
4 82 (9.90%) Security Cleared
5 63 (7.61%) SC Cleared
6 50 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (4.95%) SANS
8 40 (4.83%) CISA
9 38 (4.59%) CompTIA Security+
10 26 (3.14%) CREST Certified
11 25 (3.02%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 22 (2.66%) CEH
12 22 (2.66%) DV Cleared
13 21 (2.54%) OSCP
14 20 (2.42%) GIAC
15 19 (2.29%) CCNP
15 19 (2.29%) GCIH
16 18 (2.17%) AWS Certification
16 18 (2.17%) CCSP
16 18 (2.17%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 128 (15.46%) NIST
3 65 (7.85%) GDPR
4 39 (4.71%) PCI DSS
5 30 (3.62%) COBIT
6 27 (3.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 24 (2.90%) QA
8 18 (2.17%) ISO 31000
9 11 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 10 (1.21%) SLA
11 7 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.72%) ISO 22301
13 5 (0.60%) NCSC
14 4 (0.48%) COSO
14 4 (0.48%) Data Quality
14 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 4 (0.48%) PSD2
15 3 (0.36%) NIST 800
16 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 2 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 104 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 45 (5.43%) Docker
3 22 (2.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.60%) vSphere
6 4 (0.48%) XenApp
6 4 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.36%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.36%) DFS Replication
7 3 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.12%) Firmware
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 71 (8.57%) Kubernetes
2 35 (4.23%) Terraform
3 27 (3.26%) Ansible
3 27 (3.26%) QRadar
4 26 (3.14%) CSIRT
5 17 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 16 (1.93%) Puppet
6 16 (1.93%) SCCM
7 12 (1.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 8 (0.97%) EnCase
8 8 (0.97%) Nessus
9 6 (0.72%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 6 (0.72%) SCOM
10 5 (0.60%) Istio
11 4 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.36%) CASB
12 3 (0.36%) Marathon
12 3 (0.36%) Mesos
12 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.24%) Salt
Vendors
1 117 (14.13%) Microsoft
2 51 (6.16%) Cisco
3 49 (5.92%) Splunk
3 49 (5.92%) VMware
4 38 (4.59%) CyberArk
5 35 (4.23%) ArcSight
6 30 (3.62%) LogRhythm
6 30 (3.62%) Palo Alto
7 28 (3.38%) CheckPoint
7 28 (3.38%) SAP
8 26 (3.14%) IBM
8 26 (3.14%) NetWitness
9 25 (3.02%) BeyondTrust
9 25 (3.02%) Bomgar
9 25 (3.02%) Thycotic
10 22 (2.66%) Google
11 14 (1.69%) Qualys
12 13 (1.57%) Oracle
12 13 (1.57%) Red Hat
13 10 (1.21%) Citrix