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

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

Cybersecurity Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 795 923 953
Rank change year-on-year +128 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 66 39 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.038% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.039% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 60 34 12
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,950 £40,750 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £73,000 £55,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  

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 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Top 22 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 April 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 +128 65 £47,500 -5.00% 4
London +77 31 £60,000 - 3
South West +19 18 £47,500 -
South East +72 10 £40,000 -11.11% 1
East of England - 6 £44,250 -
Cornwall - 6 £55,000 -
Canary Wharf - 6 £60,000 -
Luton - 6 £44,250 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £44,250 -
Surrey +47 5 £42,500 -29.16%
Berkshire +28 5 £40,000 -5.88%
Gloucestershire +13 5 £47,500 -
Bristol +6 5 £42,750 -22.27%
Guildford - 5 £42,500 -
City of London +41 2 £82,500 +40.42% 1
Cheltenham +8 2 £46,250 -2.63%
Bath - 2 £29,000 -
Somerset - 2 £29,000 -
Wales -5 1 £42,500 -
Swansea - 1 £42,500 -
Maidenhead - 1 £40,000 -
West Wales - 1 £42,500 -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 59 (47.58%) Linux
3 58 (46.77%) SIEM
4 51 (41.13%) Firewall
5 43 (34.68%) Python
6 38 (30.65%) Windows
7 36 (29.03%) Splunk
8 32 (25.81%) Cisco
9 31 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 30 (24.19%) ArcSight
11 28 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (21.77%) C++
12 27 (21.77%) Network Security
13 26 (20.97%) Penetration Testing
13 26 (20.97%) Java
13 26 (20.97%) Security+ Certification
13 26 (20.97%) CompTIA Security+
14 25 (20.16%) Palo Alto
14 25 (20.16%) CISSP
14 25 (20.16%) CheckPoint
15 21 (16.94%) C
15 21 (16.94%) ITIL
15 21 (16.94%) Software Engineering
15 21 (16.94%) Qualys
16 20 (16.13%) Android
16 20 (16.13%) Snort
16 20 (16.13%) Degree
16 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (16.13%) CCNP
17 19 (15.32%) Unix

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 15 (12.10%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (3.23%) Apache
2 4 (3.23%) IBM Notes
2 4 (3.23%) IIS
2 4 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.42%) OpenDNS
3 2 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.61%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.61%) Route 53
3 2 (1.61%) SaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (41.13%) Firewall
2 27 (21.77%) Network Security
3 17 (13.71%) Cisco ASA
3 17 (13.71%) Intrusion Detection
4 13 (10.48%) TCP/IP
5 11 (8.87%) DNS
6 9 (7.26%) LAN
6 9 (7.26%) WAN
7 8 (6.45%) Internet
8 7 (5.65%) HTTP
9 5 (4.03%) NetScreen
9 5 (4.03%) VPN
9 5 (4.03%) Wireshark
10 4 (3.23%) SSH
10 4 (3.23%) SSL
11 3 (2.42%) FTP
11 3 (2.42%) IPsec
12 2 (1.61%) IPv4
12 2 (1.61%) IPv6
13 1 (0.81%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.90%) Big Data
3 10 (8.06%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.65%) Hadoop
5 6 (4.84%) Blockchain
5 6 (4.84%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.81%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) JIRA
2 2 (1.61%) IDA Disassembler
2 2 (1.61%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.81%) JMeter
3 1 (0.81%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 12 (9.68%) Finance
1 12 (9.68%) Games
2 11 (8.87%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.65%) Marketing
4 6 (4.84%) German Language
5 5 (4.03%) French Language
6 4 (3.23%) Electronics
6 4 (3.23%) Portuguese Language
6 4 (3.23%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Advertising
8 1 (0.81%) Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.68%) Regular Expression
2 10 (8.06%) Web Services
2 10 (8.06%) ZeroMQ
3 5 (4.03%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.42%) PCRE
5 2 (1.61%) Node.js
6 1 (0.81%) CSS
6 1 (0.81%) HTML
6 1 (0.81%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.29%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (10.48%) Computer Science
4 11 (8.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (7.26%) Cyber Attack
5 9 (7.26%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (4.84%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (3.23%) Cybercrime
8 3 (2.42%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (2.42%) PKI
9 2 (1.61%) Blog
9 2 (1.61%) Clustering
9 2 (1.61%) Social Media
10 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.81%) CESG
10 1 (0.81%) Fintech
10 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.58%) Linux
2 38 (30.65%) Windows
3 20 (16.13%) Android
4 19 (15.32%) Unix
5 15 (12.10%) Apple iOS
6 13 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (9.68%) CentOS
7 12 (9.68%) Windows Server
8 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.03%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.23%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.23%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.42%) Solaris
11 3 (2.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 58 (46.77%) SIEM
3 31 (25.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 26 (20.97%) Penetration Testing
5 21 (16.94%) ITIL
5 21 (16.94%) Software Engineering
6 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (15.32%) Information Management
8 17 (13.71%) Cryptography
8 17 (13.71%) Presales
9 16 (12.90%) Analytics
10 13 (10.48%) Information Security
10 13 (10.48%) Mathematics
11 9 (7.26%) Reverse Engineering
12 8 (6.45%) Digital Forensics
12 8 (6.45%) Security Operations
13 7 (5.65%) Computer Forensics
13 7 (5.65%) Cyber Intelligence
13 7 (5.65%) DevOps
13 7 (5.65%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 43 (34.68%) Python
2 27 (21.77%) C++
3 26 (20.97%) Java
4 21 (16.94%) C
5 18 (14.52%) C#
6 12 (9.68%) JavaScript
7 10 (8.06%) SQL
8 9 (7.26%) Bash Shell
8 9 (7.26%) Ruby
9 6 (4.84%) Perl
10 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.23%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.42%) Objective-C
11 3 (2.42%) Scala
12 2 (1.61%) Go
12 2 (1.61%) Lua
Qualifications
1 28 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (20.97%) CompTIA Security+
2 26 (20.97%) Security+ Certification
3 25 (20.16%) CISSP
4 20 (16.13%) CCNP
4 20 (16.13%) Degree
5 19 (15.32%) CEH
6 16 (12.90%) Security Cleared
7 10 (8.06%) GCIA
8 9 (7.26%) CCNA
8 9 (7.26%) CISM
8 9 (7.26%) SC Cleared
9 6 (4.84%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.84%) RHCA
9 6 (4.84%) RHCE
9 6 (4.84%) RHCSA
10 5 (4.03%) CREST Certified
10 5 (4.03%) MCSE
10 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (3.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.42%) FISMA
3 2 (1.61%) GPG13
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (16.13%) Snort
2 16 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.65%) Docker
4 4 (3.23%) Samba
5 1 (0.81%) Firmware
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (6.45%) Nessus
2 7 (5.65%) Ansible
2 7 (5.65%) Puppet
3 6 (4.84%) Kibana
3 6 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.84%) QRadar
4 5 (4.03%) CSIRT
4 5 (4.03%) FortiGate
4 5 (4.03%) logstash
4 5 (4.03%) RSA enVision
5 4 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.42%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.61%) Mesos
7 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.61%) RSA Archer
7 2 (1.61%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.81%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.81%) Grafana
8 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 36 (29.03%) Splunk
2 32 (25.81%) Cisco
3 30 (24.19%) ArcSight
4 25 (20.16%) CheckPoint
4 25 (20.16%) Palo Alto
5 21 (16.94%) Qualys
6 14 (11.29%) LogRhythm
7 12 (9.68%) AlienVault
8 11 (8.87%) Sourcefire
9 10 (8.06%) Apple
9 10 (8.06%) Google
9 10 (8.06%) TippingPoint
10 8 (6.45%) FireEye
10 8 (6.45%) Microsoft
11 7 (5.65%) Intel Security
11 7 (5.65%) Juniper
12 6 (4.84%) Acunetix
12 6 (4.84%) Fortinet
12 6 (4.84%) Rapid7
13 5 (4.03%) Sophos
City, London
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 7 days ago