The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity Engineer
UK
Rank 801 914 952
Rank change year-on-year +113 +38  
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 59 42 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.041% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.042% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 51 34 8
Median salary £47,500 £51,250 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.31% -8.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,250 £42,750
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £47,500 £56,250
% change year-on-year -15.78% -15.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80799 99610 102835
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.25% 96.36% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 67025 83372 83971
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Cybersecurity Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cybersecurity Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Top 25 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +127 57 £47,500 -13.63% 7
London +90 24 £65,000 +8.33% 4
South East +70 17 £40,000 -13.51% 1
South West +17 13 £47,500 - 1
Berkshire +43 10 £40,000 -27.27%
Canary Wharf - 8 £60,000 -
Maidenhead +13 6 £40,000 -
Gloucestershire +2 6 £47,500 - 1
Surrey +44 5 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Guildford - 5 £40,000 - 1
Bristol +3 4 £40,000 -23.80%
City of London +49 3 £82,500 +43.47%
East of England +24 3 £42,500 -34.61% 1
Cheltenham +10 3 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Luton - 3 £42,500 - 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £42,500 - 1
Hampshire +31 2 £60,000 +33.33%
Wales +3 2 £42,500 -8.10%
Swansea - 2 £42,500 -
Aldershot - 2 £60,000 -
Cornwall - 2 £55,000 -
West Wales - 2 £42,500 -
Gloucester -2 1 £40,000 -
Bath - 1 £29,000 -
Somerset - 1 £29,000 -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 64 (50.79%) Linux
3 61 (48.41%) SIEM
4 53 (42.06%) Firewall
5 50 (39.68%) Python
6 46 (36.51%) Windows
7 39 (30.95%) Splunk
8 37 (29.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 29 (23.02%) Penetration Testing
10 28 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (22.22%) CheckPoint
10 28 (22.22%) Security+ Certification
10 28 (22.22%) Palo Alto
10 28 (22.22%) CompTIA Security+
11 27 (21.43%) Cisco
11 27 (21.43%) CISSP
11 27 (21.43%) ArcSight
12 25 (19.84%) CEH
12 25 (19.84%) C++
13 24 (19.05%) Network Security
14 23 (18.25%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (18.25%) Unix
15 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
15 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (17.46%) Regular Expression
16 21 (16.67%) ITIL
16 21 (16.67%) Active Directory
17 20 (15.87%) Information Security
17 20 (15.87%) Degree
18 19 (15.08%) Analytics

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (13.49%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (6.35%) Apache
2 8 (6.35%) IBM Notes
2 8 (6.35%) IIS
2 8 (6.35%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.35%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.59%) SaaS
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.79%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 53 (42.06%) Firewall
2 24 (19.05%) Network Security
3 23 (18.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (13.49%) TCP/IP
5 15 (11.90%) DNS
6 13 (10.32%) HTTP
7 11 (8.73%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (8.73%) LAN
7 11 (8.73%) WAN
8 9 (7.14%) Wireshark
9 8 (6.35%) SSH
9 8 (6.35%) SSL
10 7 (5.56%) Internet
10 7 (5.56%) NetScreen
10 7 (5.56%) VPN
11 5 (3.97%) FTP
11 5 (3.97%) Wireless
12 3 (2.38%) IPsec
13 2 (1.59%) IPv4
13 2 (1.59%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.49%) Big Data
3 10 (7.94%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.35%) Blockchain
4 8 (6.35%) Data Lake
4 8 (6.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.79%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) JIRA
2 2 (1.59%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.79%) JMeter
3 1 (0.79%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.79%) Selenium
General
1 11 (8.73%) Finance
1 11 (8.73%) Games
2 10 (7.94%) German Language
3 9 (7.14%) French Language
4 8 (6.35%) Portuguese Language
4 8 (6.35%) Spanish Language
5 7 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.97%) Marketing
7 3 (2.38%) Electronics
8 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.79%) Banking
9 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.46%) Regular Expression
2 16 (12.70%) Web Services
3 10 (7.94%) ZeroMQ
4 7 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (5.56%) PCRE
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) jQuery
5 1 (0.79%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.08%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 12 (9.52%) Cyber Attack
3 12 (9.52%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (6.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 7 (5.56%) Cybercrime
5 7 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (3.97%) PKI
7 4 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.59%) Clustering
8 2 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.59%) Social Media
9 1 (0.79%) Blog
9 1 (0.79%) CESG
9 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 64 (50.79%) Linux
2 46 (36.51%) Windows
3 23 (18.25%) Unix
4 17 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.90%) Android
6 13 (10.32%) Windows Server
7 12 (9.52%) Apple iOS
7 12 (9.52%) CentOS
8 9 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (6.35%) Mac OS
9 8 (6.35%) Windows NT
9 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.97%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.38%) Solaris
12 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 61 (48.41%) SIEM
3 37 (29.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 29 (23.02%) Penetration Testing
5 22 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (16.67%) ITIL
7 20 (15.87%) Information Security
8 19 (15.08%) Analytics
8 19 (15.08%) Cryptography
9 18 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 17 (13.49%) Information Management
11 16 (12.70%) Presales
12 11 (8.73%) Open Source
13 10 (7.94%) Migration
13 10 (7.94%) Security Operations
14 9 (7.14%) Computer Forensics
14 9 (7.14%) Cyber Intelligence
14 9 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
14 9 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
14 9 (7.14%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 50 (39.68%) Python
2 25 (19.84%) C++
3 19 (15.08%) Java
4 18 (14.29%) C
4 18 (14.29%) C#
5 15 (11.90%) Bash Shell
6 14 (11.11%) SQL
7 10 (7.94%) Perl
7 10 (7.94%) Ruby
8 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
8 8 (6.35%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.76%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.17%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.59%) Lua
12 1 (0.79%) Go
12 1 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 28 (22.22%) CompTIA Security+
1 28 (22.22%) Security+ Certification
2 27 (21.43%) CISSP
3 25 (19.84%) CEH
4 20 (15.87%) Degree
5 17 (13.49%) CCNP
6 16 (12.70%) Security Cleared
7 11 (8.73%) CCNA
7 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (7.94%) GCIA
9 9 (7.14%) MCSE
10 7 (5.56%) CISM
10 7 (5.56%) CREST Certified
10 7 (5.56%) SC Cleared
11 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.97%) CISA
13 2 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (1.59%) PhD
13 2 (1.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.76%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.97%) GPG13
4 3 (2.38%) FISMA
4 3 (2.38%) SLA
5 1 (0.79%) ISO27002
System Software
1 21 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.90%) Snort
3 9 (7.14%) Docker
4 8 (6.35%) Samba
5 1 (0.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (7.14%) Ansible
1 9 (7.14%) Puppet
2 8 (6.35%) Kibana
2 8 (6.35%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.35%) QRadar
3 7 (5.56%) logstash
3 7 (5.56%) RSA enVision
4 6 (4.76%) CSIRT
5 4 (3.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.38%) Nessus
6 3 (2.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.59%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.59%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.59%) RSA Archer
7 2 (1.59%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.79%) Grafana
8 1 (0.79%) Graphite
8 1 (0.79%) Mesos
Vendors
1 39 (30.95%) Splunk
2 28 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 28 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 27 (21.43%) ArcSight
3 27 (21.43%) Cisco
4 18 (14.29%) Qualys
5 14 (11.11%) FireEye
6 12 (9.52%) LogRhythm
6 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 12 (9.52%) Sourcefire
7 10 (7.94%) Apple
7 10 (7.94%) Google
7 10 (7.94%) Intel Security
8 9 (7.14%) AlienVault
8 9 (7.14%) Juniper
8 9 (7.14%) TippingPoint
9 8 (6.35%) Lotus
9 8 (6.35%) Novell
9 8 (6.35%) Oracle
9 8 (6.35%) Salesforce.com
London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
onezeero.
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Employee benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,0000 - 50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford
BAE SYSTEMS
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago