Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cryptography (Cryptology)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 864 941
Rank change year-on-year +69 +77 +49
Permanent jobs citing Cryptography 389 336 339
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 287 256 251
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £88,500 £83,750 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £56,500 £52,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +8.65% +8.33% -4.00%

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.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 155,871 157,999 183,963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.87% 89.53% 88.86%
Number of salaries quoted 125,016 130,615 152,469
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £79,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Cryptography
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cryptography.

Salary trend for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cryptography over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Cryptography in the UK

Cryptography
Top 15 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 16 January 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
England +47 369 £62,500 +4.17% 51
UK excluding London +28 196 £56,500 +8.65% 15
London +53 183 £65,000 - 38
South East +37 57 £53,500 +7.00% 3
East of England +28 51 £56,500 -7.76% 4
North of England -1 31 £65,000 - 4
Midlands +3 25 £61,500 +36.67% 2
North West -6 23 £60,000 +14.29% 3
West Midlands -2 21 £55,000 +44.74% 1
South West -7 21 £65,000 +36.84%
Yorkshire +25 8 £65,000 - 1
Scotland -30 6 £42,500 -20.56%
Wales +20 4 £66,250 +1.92% 2
East Midlands +13 4 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing Cryptography also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cryptography.

1 135 (34.70%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (28.53%) Linux
3 108 (27.76%) Finance
4 105 (26.99%) Java
5 104 (26.74%) Cybersecurity
6 87 (22.37%) Python
7 84 (21.59%) Windows
7 84 (21.59%) Software Engineering
8 82 (21.08%) C++
9 81 (20.82%) Information Security
10 79 (20.31%) CISSP
11 78 (20.05%) Firewall
12 71 (18.25%) Degree
13 68 (17.48%) CISM
14 67 (17.22%) Management Information System
15 60 (15.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 58 (14.91%) Identity Access Management
17 57 (14.65%) C
18 56 (14.40%) Banking
18 56 (14.40%) Computer Science
19 54 (13.88%) Blockchain
20 53 (13.62%) Network Security
20 53 (13.62%) JavaScript
21 52 (13.37%) DevOps
22 51 (13.11%) Security Cleared
22 51 (13.11%) SIEM
23 48 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
24 47 (12.08%) AngularJS
24 47 (12.08%) Fintech
25 46 (11.83%) Docker

Cryptography
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 19 (4.88%) Hyperledger
2 13 (3.34%) Ethereum
3 9 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (2.06%) OpenStack
5 6 (1.54%) IIS
5 6 (1.54%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (5.40%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (1.54%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.77%) Ripple
4 1 (0.26%) MultiChain
Cloud Services
1 48 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (5.91%) OpenShift
3 21 (5.40%) GitHub
4 15 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (2.57%) SaaS
6 7 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.03%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.03%) PaaS
8 2 (0.51%) Office 365
9 1 (0.26%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.26%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (20.05%) Firewall
2 53 (13.62%) Network Security
3 23 (5.91%) Wireless
4 22 (5.66%) SSL
5 21 (5.40%) NFC
6 19 (4.88%) VPN
7 16 (4.11%) Internet
8 15 (3.86%) TCP/IP
9 13 (3.34%) Software-Defined Networking
10 12 (3.08%) LAN
10 12 (3.08%) WAN
11 10 (2.57%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (2.06%) DVB
13 7 (1.80%) HTTP
13 7 (1.80%) X.509
14 6 (1.54%) DNS
14 6 (1.54%) SAN
14 6 (1.54%) Wireshark
15 5 (1.29%) HTTPS
15 5 (1.29%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.88%) Blockchain
2 26 (6.68%) NoSQL
3 24 (6.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (2.06%) SQL Server
5 7 (1.80%) Big Data
6 6 (1.54%) GIS
6 6 (1.54%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.54%) MySQL
7 5 (1.29%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.03%) HBase
8 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.77%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.51%) Couchbase
10 2 (0.51%) InfluxDB
10 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.26%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.26%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 36 (9.25%) Git (software)
2 34 (8.74%) Jenkins
3 24 (6.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 20 (5.14%) Cucumber
5 14 (3.60%) Gradle
6 13 (3.34%) JIRA
7 9 (2.31%) Subversion
8 4 (1.03%) Burp Suite
8 4 (1.03%) CMake
8 4 (1.03%) Maven
8 4 (1.03%) Selenium
9 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.77%) IDA Disassembler
9 3 (0.77%) OllyDbg
9 3 (0.77%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.51%) Metasploit
10 2 (0.51%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.51%) Xcode
11 1 (0.26%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.26%) Mockito
General
1 108 (27.76%) Finance
2 56 (14.40%) Banking
3 28 (7.20%) Telecoms
4 25 (6.43%) Electronics
5 24 (6.17%) Retail
6 22 (5.66%) Games
7 15 (3.86%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.83%) Law
9 8 (2.06%) Multimedia
10 7 (1.80%) Legal
11 5 (1.29%) Automotive
11 5 (1.29%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.77%) Advertising
12 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.51%) Marketing
13 2 (0.51%) Military
14 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (25.71%) Developer
2 58 (14.91%) Architect
2 58 (14.91%) Consultant
3 39 (10.03%) Java Developer
4 38 (9.77%) Security Engineer
5 36 (9.25%) Software Engineer
6 35 (9.00%) Security Consultant
7 32 (8.23%) Security Architect
7 32 (8.23%) Senior Developer
8 28 (7.20%) Security Manager
8 28 (7.20%) Senior Consultant
9 24 (6.17%) C++ Software Engineer
10 19 (4.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 19 (4.88%) IT Manager
10 19 (4.88%) IT Security Manager
10 19 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
11 18 (4.63%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
11 18 (4.63%) Senior Java Developer
11 18 (4.63%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (4.11%) E-Commerce Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.08%) AngularJS
2 40 (10.28%) RESTful
2 40 (10.28%) Spring
3 35 (9.00%) HTML
4 31 (7.97%) Web Services
5 26 (6.68%) .NET
6 21 (5.40%) CSS
7 20 (5.14%) .NET Framework
7 20 (5.14%) Akka
7 20 (5.14%) HTML5
8 17 (4.37%) Node.js
9 13 (3.34%) REST
10 11 (2.83%) CSS3
10 11 (2.83%) JSON
10 11 (2.83%) Middleware
11 10 (2.57%) XML
12 9 (2.31%) Django
12 9 (2.31%) Hibernate
12 9 (2.31%) Spring Boot
13 8 (2.06%) HEVC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.22%) Management Information System
2 56 (14.40%) Computer Science
3 47 (12.08%) Fintech
4 41 (10.54%) PKI
5 26 (6.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 24 (6.17%) Smartcard
7 23 (5.91%) Mobile Payment
8 21 (5.40%) Contactless
8 21 (5.40%) EMV
9 20 (5.14%) Algorithms
9 20 (5.14%) Online Games
9 20 (5.14%) Private Cloud
10 17 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (4.11%) Mobile App
11 16 (4.11%) Public Cloud
12 13 (3.34%) Digital TV
13 11 (2.83%) User Experience
14 10 (2.57%) Data Centre
15 9 (2.31%) Digital Currency
15 9 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 111 (28.53%) Linux
2 84 (21.59%) Windows
3 43 (11.05%) Unix
4 39 (10.03%) Apple iOS
5 38 (9.77%) Android
6 9 (2.31%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.06%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (1.80%) CentOS
8 7 (1.80%) Debian
8 7 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.80%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.03%) AIX
9 4 (1.03%) VMS
9 4 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.77%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.77%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (34.70%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (26.74%) Cybersecurity
3 84 (21.59%) Software Engineering
4 81 (20.82%) Information Security
5 58 (14.91%) Identity Access Management
6 52 (13.37%) DevOps
7 51 (13.11%) SIEM
8 45 (11.57%) Penetration Testing
9 44 (11.31%) TDD
10 41 (10.54%) E-Commerce
10 41 (10.54%) Integration Testing
10 41 (10.54%) TOGAF
11 37 (9.51%) ITIL
12 36 (9.25%) Data Protection
12 36 (9.25%) Security Architecture
13 33 (8.48%) Multithreading
14 32 (8.23%) Scrum
15 29 (7.46%) Risk Management
16 28 (7.20%) Vulnerability Management
17 26 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 105 (26.99%) Java
2 87 (22.37%) Python
3 82 (21.08%) C++
4 57 (14.65%) C
5 53 (13.62%) JavaScript
6 37 (9.51%) Scala
7 36 (9.25%) SQL
8 29 (7.46%) Ruby
9 24 (6.17%) PHP
10 21 (5.40%) Go
11 20 (5.14%) Bash Shell
12 12 (3.08%) Perl
13 10 (2.57%) C#
14 9 (2.31%) Objective-C
15 8 (2.06%) Groovy
16 5 (1.29%) PowerShell
17 4 (1.03%) Assembly Language
17 4 (1.03%) Kotlin
17 4 (1.03%) VBScript
18 3 (0.77%) Ada
Qualifications
1 79 (20.31%) CISSP
2 71 (18.25%) Degree
3 68 (17.48%) CISM
4 51 (13.11%) Security Cleared
5 42 (10.80%) SC Cleared
6 28 (7.20%) CISA
7 26 (6.68%) DV Cleared
8 24 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (4.37%) CCNP
10 16 (4.11%) CESG Certified Professional
11 11 (2.83%) CRISC
12 10 (2.57%) GIAC
12 10 (2.57%) SSCP
13 9 (2.31%) CREST Certified
14 8 (2.06%) CEH
14 8 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (2.06%) PhD
15 6 (1.54%) CCNA
15 6 (1.54%) CSSLP
15 6 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (15.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (11.57%) PCI DSS
3 25 (6.43%) GDPR
4 12 (3.08%) COBIT
5 11 (2.83%) Cyber Essentials
6 9 (2.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 8 (2.06%) ISO 22301
8 7 (1.80%) QA
9 6 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (1.54%) GCP
9 6 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (1.03%) OIPF
11 3 (0.77%) FIPS 140-2
11 3 (0.77%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.77%) MISRA
11 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.51%) PA-DSS
12 2 (0.51%) PMO
12 2 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (11.83%) Docker
2 24 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (5.40%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.54%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.03%) Snort
6 3 (0.77%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (6.68%) Ansible
2 20 (5.14%) Kubernetes
3 18 (4.63%) Puppet
4 6 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.03%) Suricata
5 4 (1.03%) systemd
6 3 (0.77%) Nmap
6 3 (0.77%) Salt
7 2 (0.51%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.51%) Nessus
8 1 (0.26%) Cuckoo Sandbox
8 1 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.26%) Mesos
8 1 (0.26%) Oozie
8 1 (0.26%) QRadar
8 1 (0.26%) rkt
8 1 (0.26%) SELinux
8 1 (0.26%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (6.68%) Cisco
3 24 (6.17%) VMware
4 21 (5.40%) Hyperion
5 20 (5.14%) WorldPay
6 9 (2.31%) Apple
6 9 (2.31%) Atlassian
6 9 (2.31%) LogRhythm
6 9 (2.31%) Splunk
7 8 (2.06%) Arqiva
7 8 (2.06%) BT
7 8 (2.06%) CA
8 7 (1.80%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.54%) Citrix
9 6 (1.54%) Google
9 6 (1.54%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.29%) HP
11 4 (1.03%) Imperva
11 4 (1.03%) Oracle
11 4 (1.03%) Riverbed