Period
to 24 May 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1006 1026 1187
Rank change year-on-year +20 +161 +108
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 163 120 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.071% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.073% 0.048%
Number of salaries quoted 129 98 78
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% -
10th Percentile £28,550 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% -10.53% -11.63%

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 166,181 163,317 193,967
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.45% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,160 135,214 162,871
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,748
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +54 162 £47,500 - 33
UK excluding London +8 94 £47,500 +11.76% 20
London +32 68 £55,000 -8.33% 13
South East -7 33 £60,000 +50.00% 8
South West -8 33 £45,000 -5.26% 6
West Midlands - 11 - - 1
Midlands - 11 - - 2
North of England - 11 £30,000 -
North West - 8 £30,000 -
East of England -4 6 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Yorkshire - 3 £57,500 -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, Cybersecurity Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title.

1 163 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 68 (41.72%) Firewall
3 56 (34.36%) SIEM
4 51 (31.29%) Linux
5 48 (29.45%) CISSP
6 47 (28.83%) Windows
7 44 (26.99%) Degree
8 36 (22.09%) Information Security
9 35 (21.47%) Security Cleared
10 31 (19.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 30 (18.40%) Network Security
11 30 (18.40%) C
12 29 (17.79%) Python
12 29 (17.79%) SC Cleared
13 28 (17.18%) Ethical Hacking
13 28 (17.18%) Penetration Testing
14 25 (15.34%) CISM
15 23 (14.11%) Finance
16 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (12.88%) Intrusion Detection
17 21 (12.88%) Security Architecture
18 20 (12.27%) Incident Management
18 20 (12.27%) CEH
18 20 (12.27%) Java
18 20 (12.27%) Collaborative Working
18 20 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (11.66%) Cisco Certification
20 18 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
20 18 (11.04%) Computer Science
20 18 (11.04%) Security Operations

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 7 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.45%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) Apache
5 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (4.91%) Office 365
4 7 (4.29%) OneDrive
5 5 (3.07%) SaaS
6 4 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.84%) IaaS
7 3 (1.84%) PaaS
8 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.61%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.61%) GitHub
9 1 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 68 (41.72%) Firewall
2 30 (18.40%) Network Security
3 21 (12.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (7.98%) SSL
5 12 (7.36%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.75%) DNS
7 10 (6.13%) HTTP
8 9 (5.52%) VLAN
9 7 (4.29%) IPsec
10 6 (3.68%) VPN
11 5 (3.07%) IPv4
11 5 (3.07%) LAN
11 5 (3.07%) SMTP
11 5 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (2.45%) Ethernet
12 4 (2.45%) HTTPS
12 4 (2.45%) IPv6
12 4 (2.45%) SNMP
12 4 (2.45%) SSH
12 4 (2.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.68%) Hadoop
2 4 (2.45%) Apache Hive
2 4 (2.45%) Big Data
2 4 (2.45%) HBase
2 4 (2.45%) Impala
2 4 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) dBASE
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.61%) GitLab
General
1 23 (14.11%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Legal
3 3 (1.84%) Banking
3 3 (1.84%) Front Office
3 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) HTML
2 5 (3.07%) Yocto
3 4 (2.45%) STL
4 3 (1.84%) .NET
4 3 (1.84%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.84%) REST
4 3 (1.84%) SAML
5 2 (1.23%) CSS
5 2 (1.23%) Kafka
6 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.61%) Django
6 1 (0.61%) Java EE
6 1 (0.61%) jQuery
6 1 (0.61%) JSON
6 1 (0.61%) LAMP
6 1 (0.61%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.61%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.61%) Spring
6 1 (0.61%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.61%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.04%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.59%) Cyberthreat
3 14 (8.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 12 (7.36%) Security Operations Centre
5 11 (6.75%) Cyberattack
6 10 (6.13%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 10 (6.13%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (4.91%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
8 7 (4.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.45%) Device Driver
9 4 (2.45%) VHDL
10 3 (1.84%) CESG
10 3 (1.84%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.61%) PKI
12 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (31.29%) Linux
2 47 (28.83%) Windows
3 12 (7.36%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.07%) Android
5 4 (2.45%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.45%) Unix
6 2 (1.23%) CentOS
6 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.61%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.61%) Solaris
7 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (34.36%) SIEM
3 36 (22.09%) Information Security
4 28 (17.18%) Ethical Hacking
4 28 (17.18%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (12.88%) Security Architecture
6 20 (12.27%) Collaborative Working
6 20 (12.27%) Incident Management
6 20 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (11.04%) Security Operations
8 17 (10.43%) ITIL
8 17 (10.43%) Secure Coding
8 17 (10.43%) Software Engineering
8 17 (10.43%) Threat Modelling
9 16 (9.82%) Data Analysis
9 16 (9.82%) DevOps
9 16 (9.82%) Malware Analysis
9 16 (9.82%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (9.20%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.40%) C
2 29 (17.79%) Python
3 20 (12.27%) Java
4 17 (10.43%) SQL
5 14 (8.59%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.36%) C++
7 11 (6.75%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.52%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.91%) C#
9 8 (4.91%) Shell Script
10 7 (4.29%) Perl
11 4 (2.45%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.45%) Embedded C++
11 4 (2.45%) Tcl
12 3 (1.84%) Go
13 2 (1.23%) Java 8
13 2 (1.23%) Ruby
14 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (29.45%) CISSP
2 44 (26.99%) Degree
3 35 (21.47%) Security Cleared
4 29 (17.79%) SC Cleared
5 25 (15.34%) CISM
6 20 (12.27%) CEH
7 19 (11.66%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (10.43%) GSEC
9 15 (9.20%) CCNP
10 14 (8.59%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (3.68%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.45%) MCSE
12 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (2.45%) RHCE
13 3 (1.84%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (1.84%) GCIH
13 3 (1.84%) GIAC
13 3 (1.84%) RHCT
13 3 (1.84%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.45%) GDPR
2 4 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.23%) RMADS
5 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.61%) GCP
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.68%) Docker
2 6 (3.68%) Firmware
3 4 (2.45%) Apache Flume
3 4 (2.45%) HDFS
4 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.61%) iptables
5 1 (0.61%) Snort
5 1 (0.61%) Squid
5 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (6.13%) Stealthwatch
2 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.07%) Kibana
4 4 (2.45%) Puppet
4 4 (2.45%) SCCM
5 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.23%) Nagios
5 2 (1.23%) OpenView
6 1 (0.61%) Ansible
6 1 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.61%) Salt
6 1 (0.61%) SELinux
Vendors
1 12 (7.36%) ArcSight
2 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.13%) Lancope
4 9 (5.52%) Cisco
5 7 (4.29%) Forcepoint
6 6 (3.68%) Juniper
7 5 (3.07%) Sun
8 4 (2.45%) Altera
8 4 (2.45%) EMC
8 4 (2.45%) Mentor Graphics
8 4 (2.45%) Oracle
8 4 (2.45%) Xilinx
9 3 (1.84%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.84%) VMware
10 2 (1.23%) Brocade
10 2 (1.23%) HP
10 2 (1.23%) MapR
10 2 (1.23%) Qualys
10 2 (1.23%) Remedy
10 2 (1.23%) Vertica