Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity Engineer
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1053 1058 1216
Rank change year-on-year +5 +158 +62
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 104 115 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.065% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.067% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 87 87 58
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £34,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.82% -15.00% +4.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,399 171,574 198,444
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,020 142,894 165,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £79,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

Cybersecurity Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +3 103 £45,000 -5.26% 20
London +23 58 £45,000 -18.18% 8
UK excluding London +8 46 £46,250 +8.82% 12
South East +8 19 £44,000 +10.00% 7
South West +4 14 £26,500 -41.11% 1
East of England - 7 £65,000 - 1
Midlands +16 3 £82,500 +3.13% 2
West Midlands +7 3 £82,500 +3.13% 2
North West - 2 £43,000 - 1
North of England - 2 £43,000 - 1
Scotland - 1 £28,000 -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Cybersecurity Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title.

1 104 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 46 (44.23%) Firewall
3 44 (42.31%) SIEM
4 41 (39.42%) Linux
5 29 (27.88%) DevOps
6 27 (25.96%) CISSP
7 25 (24.04%) Penetration Testing
8 22 (21.15%) Windows
8 22 (21.15%) Degree
8 22 (21.15%) Security Operations
9 21 (20.19%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (20.19%) Python
9 21 (20.19%) Information Security
10 18 (17.31%) Security Operations Centre
11 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
11 17 (16.35%) Software Engineering
12 16 (15.38%) Network Security
12 16 (15.38%) CISM
13 15 (14.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 14 (13.46%) C
15 13 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (12.50%) Analytics
15 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (11.54%) Cybercrime
16 12 (11.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 12 (11.54%) Threat Intelligence
16 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (10.58%) Use Case
17 11 (10.58%) Load Balancing
17 11 (10.58%) MongoDB

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
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 13 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.92%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.96%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.96%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.96%) IIS
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.96%) npm
3 1 (0.96%) Office 365
3 1 (0.96%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (44.23%) Firewall
2 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
3 16 (15.38%) Network Security
4 9 (8.65%) DNS
5 7 (6.73%) SAN
6 6 (5.77%) Wireless
7 5 (4.81%) HTTP
7 5 (4.81%) Internet
8 4 (3.85%) DHCP
8 4 (3.85%) FTP
8 4 (3.85%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.85%) LAN
8 4 (3.85%) VLAN
8 4 (3.85%) VoIP
8 4 (3.85%) VPN
8 4 (3.85%) WAN
8 4 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.58%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.85%) Big Data
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.88%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.88%) HBase
4 2 (1.92%) Impala
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Grunt
1 1 (0.96%) gulp
1 1 (0.96%) webpack
General
1 6 (5.77%) Finance
2 4 (3.85%) Banking
2 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.96%) Automotive
4 1 (0.96%) Digital Economy
4 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Law
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) HTML
2 3 (2.88%) RESTful
3 2 (1.92%) CSS
3 2 (1.92%) Node.js
3 2 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) .NET
4 1 (0.96%) CSS3
4 1 (0.96%) HTML5
4 1 (0.96%) iOS SDK
4 1 (0.96%) JSON
4 1 (0.96%) LESS
4 1 (0.96%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.96%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.96%) React
4 1 (0.96%) Redux
4 1 (0.96%) REST
4 1 (0.96%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.96%) Sass
4 1 (0.96%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (11.54%) Cybercrime
4 9 (8.65%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.81%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (4.81%) Cyberattack
5 5 (4.81%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (4.81%) User Experience
6 4 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.96%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (39.42%) Linux
2 22 (21.15%) Windows
3 11 (10.58%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.85%) Unix
5 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.88%) Android
7 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (42.31%) SIEM
3 29 (27.88%) DevOps
4 25 (24.04%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (21.15%) Security Operations
6 21 (20.19%) Information Security
7 17 (16.35%) Software Engineering
8 13 (12.50%) Analytics
9 12 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (11.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 12 (11.54%) Threat Intelligence
10 11 (10.58%) Load Balancing
10 11 (10.58%) Use Case
10 11 (10.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (9.62%) Anti-Money Laundering
11 10 (9.62%) Auto-Scaling
11 10 (9.62%) Cryptography
11 10 (9.62%) Security Architecture
12 8 (7.69%) Data Analytics
12 8 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.19%) Python
2 14 (13.46%) C
3 10 (9.62%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.69%) Java
4 8 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.73%) C++
5 7 (6.73%) SQL
6 6 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.85%) C#
7 4 (3.85%) PHP
7 4 (3.85%) VBScript
8 1 (0.96%) ES6
8 1 (0.96%) Go
8 1 (0.96%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.96%) Ruby
8 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (25.96%) CISSP
2 22 (21.15%) Degree
3 16 (15.38%) CISM
4 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
5 9 (8.65%) CEH
6 8 (7.69%) CompTIA Security+
7 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.88%) CCNA
9 3 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.88%) RHCE
9 3 (2.88%) SANS
10 2 (1.92%) CCSA
10 2 (1.92%) GIAC
10 2 (1.92%) MCSE
10 2 (1.92%) RHCA
10 2 (1.92%) RHCSA
10 2 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (14.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (3.85%) GPG13
3 4 (3.85%) QA
4 1 (0.96%) GDPR
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Snort
2 5 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.85%) Firmware
3 4 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.92%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.92%) Docker
4 2 (1.92%) HDFS
4 2 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.96%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Kibana
2 4 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
2 4 (3.85%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (3.85%) logstash
2 4 (3.85%) RSA Archer
2 4 (3.85%) RSA enVision
2 4 (3.85%) RSA Security Analytics
2 4 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.92%) Nessus
3 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.92%) Puppet
3 2 (1.92%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.96%) Ansible
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.96%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.96%) SCCM
4 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (7.69%) ArcSight
1 8 (7.69%) Splunk
2 6 (5.77%) Symantec
2 6 (5.77%) VMware
3 5 (4.81%) Sophos
3 5 (4.81%) Trend Micro
4 4 (3.85%) Cisco
4 4 (3.85%) Citrix
4 4 (3.85%) HP
4 4 (3.85%) LogLogic
4 4 (3.85%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.88%) AlienVault
5 3 (2.88%) LogRhythm
5 3 (2.88%) McAfee
5 3 (2.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.92%) Acunetix
6 2 (1.92%) Forcepoint
6 2 (1.92%) Juniper
6 2 (1.92%) Lancope
6 2 (1.92%) Rapid7