Cryptography (Cryptology)
UK

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cryptography skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cryptography over the 6 months to 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 592 649 792
Rank change year-on-year +57 +143 -84
Permanent jobs citing Cryptography 261 411 367
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.37% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 227 199 146
10th Percentile £55,650 £39,055 £42,500
25th Percentile £60,000 £51,860 £54,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £75,000 £59,526 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +26.00% -4.76% -10.71%
75th Percentile £97,500 £80,964 £95,000
90th Percentile £122,500 £87,500 £113,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £59,526 £60,000
% change year-on-year +9.20% -0.79% -5.88%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Cryptography 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 71,817 107,039 135,025
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.23% 95.57% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 53,056 64,206 82,276
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,514 £33,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +9.47%

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cryptography as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cryptography.

Salary trend for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cryptography over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

Salary histogram for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cryptography within the UK over the 6 months to 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England +66 254 £75,000 +26.00% 72
London +186 141 £90,000 +20.00% 33
UK excluding London -47 112 £65,000 +9.20% 40
Work from Home +48 91 £72,500 +21.31% 37
East of England +71 33 £61,500 +4.24% 8
South West +13 29 £65,000 +9.20% 13
North of England -11 21 £65,000 +9.20% 4
Yorkshire +17 19 £67,500 +58.82% 2
South East +56 14 £95,000 -5.00% 9
Midlands +29 10 £61,439 +51.23% 2
East Midlands - 6 £70,502 - 1
Scotland -36 5 £75,000 +26.00% 4
West Midlands +30 4 £50,000 +23.08% 1
North West +39 2 £55,000 -7.60% 2

Cryptography
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Exchange
2 11 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.53%) OpenZeppelin
4 3 (1.15%) IIS
5 2 (0.77%) Ethereum
5 2 (0.77%) Hyperledger
6 1 (0.38%) JBoss
6 1 (0.38%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (8.05%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 57 (21.84%) Azure
2 36 (13.79%) AWS
3 24 (9.20%) Microsoft 365
4 16 (6.13%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (5.75%) Azure DevOps
5 15 (5.75%) Azure Sentinel
6 14 (5.36%) GCP
6 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Purview
7 9 (3.45%) Power Platform
8 6 (2.30%) IaaS
8 6 (2.30%) PaaS
8 6 (2.30%) SaaS
9 1 (0.38%) GitHub
9 1 (0.38%) GitHub Actions
9 1 (0.38%) Serverless
9 1 (0.38%) Snowflake
9 1 (0.38%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 99 (37.93%) Firewall
2 48 (18.39%) Network Security
3 36 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 21 (8.05%) DNS
5 16 (6.13%) LAN
5 16 (6.13%) WAN
6 14 (5.36%) Wireshark
7 13 (4.98%) VPN
8 12 (4.60%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (4.21%) DHCP
10 7 (2.68%) HTTP
11 5 (1.92%) IPv4
12 4 (1.53%) Internet
12 4 (1.53%) IPFS
12 4 (1.53%) Wireless
12 4 (1.53%) Wireless Security
13 3 (1.15%) 4G
14 2 (0.77%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.77%) SSL
15 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.45%) Power BI
2 3 (1.15%) Big Data
2 3 (1.15%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.68%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.53%) Hardhat
3 4 (1.53%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.15%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.15%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Continuum
5 2 (0.77%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.77%) JIRA
5 2 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.38%) CMake
6 1 (0.38%) Git
6 1 (0.38%) GoogleTest
6 1 (0.38%) IDA Disassembler
6 1 (0.38%) OllyDbg
6 1 (0.38%) Postman
6 1 (0.38%) WinDbg
General
1 46 (17.62%) Finance
2 45 (17.24%) Public Sector
3 31 (11.88%) Social Skills
4 29 (11.11%) Aerospace
5 24 (9.20%) Law
6 18 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (4.60%) Games
8 9 (3.45%) Banking
9 7 (2.68%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.53%) Marketing
10 4 (1.53%) Retail
11 3 (1.15%) Automotive
11 3 (1.15%) Military
12 2 (0.77%) Aeronautics
12 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (21.46%) Architect
2 44 (16.86%) Security Engineer
3 34 (13.03%) Security Architect
4 29 (11.11%) Lead
5 28 (10.73%) Senior
6 27 (10.34%) Technical Architect
7 21 (8.05%) Team Leader
8 20 (7.66%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 20 (7.66%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 20 (7.66%) Security Specialist
9 19 (7.28%) Network Operations Specialist
9 19 (7.28%) Network Specialist
10 17 (6.51%) Senior Security Engineer
11 16 (6.13%) Consultant
11 16 (6.13%) Security Technical Architect
12 15 (5.75%) Security Manager
13 14 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 14 (5.36%) Security Consultant
14 13 (4.98%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 11 (4.21%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.90%) web3js
2 15 (5.75%) .NET
3 10 (3.83%) Web Services
4 9 (3.45%) PyTorch
4 9 (3.45%) TensorFlow
5 8 (3.07%) Middleware
5 8 (3.07%) Smart Contracts
6 7 (2.68%) HTML
7 5 (1.92%) ERC20
7 5 (1.92%) HTML5
7 5 (1.92%) Truffle
7 5 (1.92%) WebSockets
8 4 (1.53%) Node.js
9 3 (1.15%) JWT
9 3 (1.15%) OAuth
10 2 (0.77%) CSS
10 2 (0.77%) OpenID
11 1 (0.38%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (0.38%) Reactive Extensions
11 1 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 102 (39.08%) PKI
2 32 (12.26%) Blockchain
2 32 (12.26%) Management Information System
3 28 (10.73%) Cyberattack
4 20 (7.66%) Security Operations Centre
5 17 (6.51%) Web3
6 13 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
7 12 (4.60%) Algorithms
8 11 (4.21%) Replication
9 10 (3.83%) Distributed Computing
10 9 (3.45%) Virtual Team
11 8 (3.07%) Operational Technology
12 7 (2.68%) Cyber Threat
12 7 (2.68%) Security Posture
13 6 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
13 6 (2.30%) Mobile App
14 5 (1.92%) Industry 4.0
14 5 (1.92%) IoT
14 5 (1.92%) Onboarding
14 5 (1.92%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 49 (18.77%) Windows
2 41 (15.71%) Linux
3 30 (11.49%) Apple iOS
4 29 (11.11%) Android
5 12 (4.60%) Windows Server
6 11 (4.21%) Windows 10
6 11 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.92%) Unix
8 4 (1.53%) Kali Linux
9 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.77%) Debian
10 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (62.84%) Cybersecurity
2 88 (33.72%) SIEM
3 64 (24.52%) Information Security
4 59 (22.61%) Identity Management
5 46 (17.62%) Security Architecture
6 45 (17.24%) ITIL
6 45 (17.24%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 44 (16.86%) Cloud Security
8 41 (15.71%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (15.71%) Vulnerability Management
9 38 (14.56%) Incident Response
9 38 (14.56%) SABSA
9 38 (14.56%) TOGAF
10 37 (14.18%) Data Loss Prevention
11 33 (12.64%) Risk Assessment
12 31 (11.88%) DevOps
12 31 (11.88%) Software Engineering
13 29 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
14 27 (10.34%) Security Operations
15 26 (9.96%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.31%) Python
2 28 (10.73%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.13%) C
3 16 (6.13%) Rust
4 10 (3.83%) C#
5 9 (3.45%) Bash
6 8 (3.07%) Java
7 6 (2.30%) Solidity
7 6 (2.30%) SQL
8 5 (1.92%) C++
8 5 (1.92%) Go
9 4 (1.53%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.53%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.15%) Swift
11 2 (0.77%) Dart
11 2 (0.77%) Kotlin
11 2 (0.77%) Lua
11 2 (0.77%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.77%) PHP
11 2 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 83 (31.80%) Degree
2 62 (23.75%) CISSP
3 60 (22.99%) Security Cleared
4 46 (17.62%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (17.62%) Master's Degree
5 35 (13.41%) CEH
6 30 (11.49%) CISM
7 26 (9.96%) CCDA
7 26 (9.96%) CCDP
8 25 (9.58%) SC Cleared
9 19 (7.28%) CREST Certified
10 17 (6.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 16 (6.13%) SANS
11 16 (6.13%) SSCP
12 15 (5.75%) CCSP
13 13 (4.98%) DV Cleared
13 13 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (4.21%) GIAC
15 11 (4.21%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (11.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 29 (11.11%) NIST
4 26 (9.96%) PCI DSS
5 16 (6.13%) COBIT
6 13 (4.98%) Accessibility
7 8 (3.07%) NCSC
8 7 (2.68%) GDPR
9 4 (1.53%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.38%) GRC
11 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 15 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
3 13 (4.98%) Active Directory
4 10 (3.83%) Docker
5 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (6.90%) Nmap
2 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (3.83%) Ansible
4 9 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.53%) CASB
7 2 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.77%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.38%) Check_MK
8 1 (0.38%) MIIS
Vendors
1 45 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 44 (16.86%) Cisco
3 16 (6.13%) VMware
4 15 (5.75%) Splunk
5 14 (5.36%) Qualys
5 14 (5.36%) Rapid7
5 14 (5.36%) Thycotic
6 12 (4.60%) Google
7 11 (4.21%) Bloomberg
7 11 (4.21%) FactSet
7 11 (4.21%) MobileIron
7 11 (4.21%) Refinitiv
8 10 (3.83%) Alibaba
9 8 (3.07%) Citrix
10 5 (1.92%) BT
10 5 (1.92%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.53%) Foundry
12 3 (1.15%) Thales
13 2 (0.77%) Fortinet
13 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds