Period
to 27 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North of 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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
England > North of England
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 155 162
Rank change year-on-year +76 +7 +87
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 234 436 458
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North of England 3.28% 2.30% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 2.48% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 191 327 342
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £30,125
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,562 £76,250
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 the North of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,640 17,546 20,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North of England 93.01% 92.67% 91.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5,670 13,600 16,353
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +3.96% +1.00%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend in the North of England

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North of England.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the North of England

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend in the North of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity in the North of England.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the North of England

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram in the North of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity in the North of England over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the North of England

Cybersecurity
Job Locations in the North of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the North of England region over the 6 months to 27 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
North West +51 162 £53,500 +7.00% 46
Yorkshire +80 53 £55,000 +4.76% 26
North East +35 19 £53,925 +2.71% 7
Cybersecurity
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 North of England region with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 60 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 52 (22.22%) Information Security
3 50 (21.37%) ITIL
4 48 (20.51%) Azure
5 44 (18.80%) Degree
6 40 (17.09%) Security Operations
7 39 (16.67%) Finance
8 38 (16.24%) CISSP
9 37 (15.81%) Windows
10 36 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 35 (14.96%) Firewall
12 33 (14.10%) Risk Management
12 33 (14.10%) SQL
12 33 (14.10%) Security Cleared
13 30 (12.82%) GDPR
14 29 (12.39%) Threat Intelligence
14 29 (12.39%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 29 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (11.97%) LAN
16 27 (11.54%) CISM
17 26 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
18 25 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
19 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
20 23 (9.83%) AWS
20 23 (9.83%) Vulnerability Management
20 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
20 23 (9.83%) Disaster Recovery
20 23 (9.83%) Management Information System
20 23 (9.83%) Legal

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North of 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 21 (8.97%) IIS
2 18 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.27%) Apache
4 9 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.71%) Confluence
5 4 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (10.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Relativity
1 2 (0.85%) Ringtail
Cloud Services
1 48 (20.51%) Azure
2 23 (9.83%) AWS
3 21 (8.97%) SaaS
4 17 (7.26%) Office 365
5 16 (6.84%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (6.84%) IaaS
5 16 (6.84%) PaaS
6 12 (5.13%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.14%) AWS IoT
8 4 (1.71%) GCP
9 3 (1.28%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.28%) Serverless
10 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.85%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.43%) Akamai
11 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.43%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.96%) Firewall
2 28 (11.97%) LAN
3 17 (7.26%) WAN
4 13 (5.56%) Internet
5 10 (4.27%) VPN
6 9 (3.85%) Skype
7 8 (3.42%) Wireless
8 7 (2.99%) Network Security
9 6 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (2.56%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.14%) SAN
10 5 (2.14%) VLAN
10 5 (2.14%) Wireless Security
11 3 (1.28%) DNS
11 3 (1.28%) VoIP
12 2 (0.85%) Broadband
12 2 (0.85%) DHCP
12 2 (0.85%) MPLS
12 2 (0.85%) OSPF
12 2 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.83%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.56%) Big Data
4 5 (2.14%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.28%) Apache Accumulo
5 3 (1.28%) MySQL
6 2 (0.85%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.85%) Power BI
6 2 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.43%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.71%) JIRA
3 2 (0.85%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.43%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.43%) GitLab
4 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 39 (16.67%) Finance
2 23 (9.83%) Legal
3 12 (5.13%) Public Sector
4 11 (4.70%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.56%) Retail
6 6 (2.56%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.14%) Games
8 4 (1.71%) Banking
9 3 (1.28%) Marketing
10 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.85%) Law
11 1 (0.43%) Automotive
11 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.43%) Local Government
11 1 (0.43%) Police
11 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (24.36%) Analyst
2 29 (12.39%) Architect
3 26 (11.11%) Security Analyst
4 19 (8.12%) Applications Support
4 19 (8.12%) Applications Support Analyst
4 19 (8.12%) Security Manager
4 19 (8.12%) Support Analyst
5 14 (5.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 14 (5.98%) Security Engineer
5 14 (5.98%) Security Specialist
6 13 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.27%) Consultant
8 10 (4.27%) Information Security Specialist
8 10 (4.27%) Information Specialist
8 10 (4.27%) IT Manager
9 9 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 9 (3.85%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.42%) Developer
11 7 (2.99%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.99%) Spring
2 5 (2.14%) Spring Boot
3 4 (1.71%) .NET
3 4 (1.71%) Web Services
4 3 (1.28%) 802.1X
4 3 (1.28%) Apache NiFi
4 3 (1.28%) Kafka
5 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.85%) CSS
5 2 (0.85%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.85%) HTML
5 2 (0.85%) J2EE
5 2 (0.85%) jQuery
5 2 (0.85%) React
6 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.43%) Laravel
6 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.43%) REST
6 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 25 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (9.83%) Management Information System
4 17 (7.26%) Cyberthreat
5 14 (5.98%) Data Centre
6 12 (5.13%) PKI
7 10 (4.27%) User Experience
8 8 (3.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (2.99%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.56%) Cyberattack
10 6 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (2.14%) Augmented Reality
11 5 (2.14%) Life Science
12 4 (1.71%) Mobile App
13 3 (1.28%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
13 3 (1.28%) Social Media
13 3 (1.28%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 2 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.81%) Windows
2 24 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (4.70%) Linux
5 10 (4.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (2.14%) Unix
7 4 (1.71%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.85%) Android
8 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.85%) HPUX
8 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.43%) CentOS
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.22%) Information Security
2 50 (21.37%) ITIL
3 40 (17.09%) Security Operations
4 33 (14.10%) Risk Management
5 29 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (12.39%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 29 (12.39%) Threat Intelligence
6 23 (9.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (9.83%) Vulnerability Management
7 22 (9.40%) Cyber Intelligence
8 21 (8.97%) Service Design
9 20 (8.55%) ITIL V3
10 19 (8.12%) Business Continuity
10 19 (8.12%) Computer Science
10 19 (8.12%) Incident Management
10 19 (8.12%) Investment Management
10 19 (8.12%) Penetration Testing
10 19 (8.12%) Release Management
11 16 (6.84%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.10%) SQL
2 21 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 19 (8.12%) Java
4 15 (6.41%) Python
5 10 (4.27%) C
6 9 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.56%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.14%) Java 8
9 4 (1.71%) PHP
10 2 (0.85%) C#
11 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.43%) Go
11 1 (0.43%) Perl
11 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (18.80%) Degree
2 38 (16.24%) CISSP
3 33 (14.10%) Security Cleared
4 27 (11.54%) CISM
5 20 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (8.12%) MCP
7 17 (7.26%) MCSE
8 14 (5.98%) SANS
8 14 (5.98%) SC Cleared
9 12 (5.13%) CISA
9 12 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (5.13%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (4.70%) DV Cleared
10 11 (4.70%) MCSA
11 10 (4.27%) GIAC
12 9 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
13 7 (2.99%) CISMP
13 7 (2.99%) CompTIA Security+
14 6 (2.56%) CEH
15 5 (2.14%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (12.82%) GDPR
3 20 (8.55%) PCI DSS
4 18 (7.69%) NIST
5 12 (5.13%) NCSC
6 8 (3.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (2.56%) RMADS
9 5 (2.14%) SLA
10 4 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (1.28%) QA
12 2 (0.85%) COBIT
12 2 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.85%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.85%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.70%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.56%) Docker
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.43%) Xen
5 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.99%) SCCM
2 5 (2.14%) Ansible
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (2.14%) Nessus
3 4 (1.71%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.28%) FTK
5 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.85%) SCOM
5 2 (0.85%) Terraform
6 1 (0.43%) EnCase
6 1 (0.43%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.43%) Istio
6 1 (0.43%) Kibana
6 1 (0.43%) linkerd
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (25.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.56%) Cisco
3 10 (4.27%) VMware
4 7 (2.99%) CheckPoint
4 7 (2.99%) Citrix
5 5 (2.14%) HP
5 5 (2.14%) Meraki
5 5 (2.14%) Oracle
6 3 (1.28%) Dell
6 3 (1.28%) Forcepoint
6 3 (1.28%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.85%) EMC
7 2 (0.85%) Fortinet
7 2 (0.85%) Google
7 2 (0.85%) Juniper
7 2 (0.85%) McAfee
8 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.43%) Capita
8 1 (0.43%) Intel
8 1 (0.43%) Mitel