Period
to 21 February 2019

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 873 1066 1077
Rank change year-on-year +193 +11 +150
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 223 135 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.077% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.079% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 162 110 92
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -7.32%
10th Percentile £38,800 £27,725 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +25.00% -21.95%

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 145,071 169,822 169,826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.31% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,020 139,244 141,122
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.75%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 21 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Top 14 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 21 February 2019. 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 +150 203 £56,500 +13.00% 36
UK excluding London +138 117 £52,500 +5.00% 25
London +52 95 £67,500 +35.00% 14
South East +43 35 £65,000 +44.44% 1
South West +25 27 £52,500 +110.00% 4
North of England +73 21 £51,500 -6.36% 6
Midlands +48 18 £45,000 -45.45% 8
North West +25 11 £47,500 +66.67% 5
Yorkshire +43 10 £52,500 -6.67% 1
East Midlands - 10 £54,250 - 4
West Midlands +43 7 £45,000 -45.45% 4
Scotland +16 7 £52,500 +87.50% 2
Northern Ireland - 6 £55,000 -
East of England +48 3 £75,000 +30.43% 3

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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.

1 223 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 84 (37.67%) Windows
3 69 (30.94%) Security Operations
4 68 (30.49%) Linux
5 61 (27.35%) Firewall
6 60 (26.91%) Information Security
7 58 (26.01%) Finance
8 55 (24.66%) SIEM
9 51 (22.87%) Degree
10 48 (21.52%) CISSP
11 45 (20.18%) Network Security
12 44 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
13 36 (16.14%) Cisco
13 36 (16.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 35 (15.70%) Python
14 35 (15.70%) Computer Science
15 33 (14.80%) Data Loss Prevention
15 33 (14.80%) Computer Science Degree
16 31 (13.90%) Penetration Testing
17 30 (13.45%) Security Cleared
17 30 (13.45%) Microsoft
18 29 (13.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 28 (12.56%) Management Information System
19 28 (12.56%) Data Centre
20 27 (12.11%) TCP/IP
20 27 (12.11%) Intrusion Detection
21 26 (11.66%) Cisco Certification
21 26 (11.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 25 (11.21%) Vulnerability Management
22 25 (11.21%) Office 365

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 1 (0.45%) Apache
1 1 (0.45%) Confluence
1 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (11.21%) Office 365
3 22 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (4.04%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.35%) IaaS
7 2 (0.90%) PaaS
8 1 (0.45%) Akamai
8 1 (0.45%) GitHub
8 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (27.35%) Firewall
2 45 (20.18%) Network Security
3 27 (12.11%) Intrusion Detection
3 27 (12.11%) TCP/IP
4 19 (8.52%) LAN
4 19 (8.52%) WAN
5 12 (5.38%) VPN
6 11 (4.93%) DKIM
6 11 (4.93%) DMARC
7 10 (4.48%) DNS
7 10 (4.48%) Sourcefire
8 9 (4.04%) Internet
8 9 (4.04%) WLAN
9 8 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (3.59%) DHCP
9 8 (3.59%) Wireless
10 7 (3.14%) DMZ
10 7 (3.14%) Wireless Security
11 6 (2.69%) HTTP
12 5 (2.24%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.42%) Big Data
2 10 (4.48%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (2.69%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.69%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.35%) MySQL
6 1 (0.45%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (5.38%) JIRA
2 5 (2.24%) Metasploit
3 4 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.90%) Hudson
4 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.45%) Maven
5 1 (0.45%) Selenium
5 1 (0.45%) SonarQube
General
1 58 (26.01%) Finance
2 12 (5.38%) Retail
3 9 (4.04%) Aerospace
4 8 (3.59%) Automotive
4 8 (3.59%) Electronics
4 8 (3.59%) Games
5 7 (3.14%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.14%) Marketing
6 5 (2.24%) Military
7 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.35%) Banking
8 3 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.14%) Regular Expression
1 7 (3.14%) RESTful
2 6 (2.69%) AngularJS
3 5 (2.24%) .NET
4 4 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.79%) JSON
4 4 (1.79%) REST
5 2 (0.90%) SOAP
6 1 (0.45%) LDAP
6 1 (0.45%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (0.45%) SAML
6 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.56%) Data Centre
1 28 (12.56%) Management Information System
2 22 (9.87%) Hybrid Cloud
3 21 (9.42%) Hedge funds
4 10 (4.48%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.59%) Cyber Defence
5 8 (3.59%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (3.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 7 (3.14%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.69%) Cyberattack
7 6 (2.69%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.79%) BYOD
9 3 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.90%) CMDB
10 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.90%) NHS
11 1 (0.45%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 84 (37.67%) Windows
2 68 (30.49%) Linux
3 20 (8.97%) Unix
4 10 (4.48%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) CentOS
7 1 (0.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 69 (30.94%) Security Operations
3 60 (26.91%) Information Security
4 55 (24.66%) SIEM
5 36 (16.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 35 (15.70%) Computer Science
7 33 (14.80%) Data Loss Prevention
8 31 (13.90%) Penetration Testing
9 26 (11.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 25 (11.21%) Software Engineering
10 25 (11.21%) Vulnerability Management
11 22 (9.87%) OWASP
12 21 (9.42%) Asset Management
12 21 (9.42%) Identity Management
13 19 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (8.52%) DevOps
13 19 (8.52%) Network Monitoring
13 19 (8.52%) Quantitative Research
14 16 (7.17%) Ethical Hacking
14 16 (7.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.70%) Python
2 18 (8.07%) C++
2 18 (8.07%) Java
3 13 (5.83%) C
4 12 (5.38%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.93%) Embedded C
6 10 (4.48%) Embedded C++
6 10 (4.48%) Perl
7 8 (3.59%) SQL
8 7 (3.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.69%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.69%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.79%) C#
10 4 (1.79%) VBScript
11 2 (0.90%) Go
11 2 (0.90%) Ruby
11 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 51 (22.87%) Degree
2 48 (21.52%) CISSP
3 33 (14.80%) Computer Science Degree
4 30 (13.45%) Security Cleared
5 26 (11.66%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (11.21%) CCNA
7 21 (9.42%) CEH
8 18 (8.07%) SANS
9 15 (6.73%) CISM
9 15 (6.73%) SC Cleared
10 13 (5.83%) SSCP
11 12 (5.38%) CompTIA Security+
12 9 (4.04%) DV Cleared
12 9 (4.04%) GIAC
13 7 (3.14%) CCNP
14 6 (2.69%) GCIA
14 6 (2.69%) RHCE
15 4 (1.79%) GPEN
15 4 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
16 3 (1.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.28%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.38%) GDPR
4 5 (2.24%) SLA
5 4 (1.79%) QA
6 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.45%) RMADS
System Software
1 21 (9.42%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.62%) Docker
2 17 (7.62%) Snort
3 16 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (4.93%) iptables
5 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.79%) KVM
6 3 (1.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.45%) Firmware
7 1 (0.45%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 24 (10.76%) Nessus
2 16 (7.17%) Kubernetes
3 11 (4.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (4.48%) Ansible
5 9 (4.04%) CASB
6 7 (3.14%) Puppet
6 7 (3.14%) SCCM
7 6 (2.69%) OpenVAS
8 5 (2.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (2.24%) Proventia
8 5 (2.24%) QRadar
9 4 (1.79%) SCOM
10 3 (1.35%) IBM BigFix
10 3 (1.35%) WSUS
11 2 (0.90%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 1 (0.45%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 1 (0.45%) SELinux
12 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 36 (16.14%) Cisco
2 30 (13.45%) Microsoft
3 23 (10.31%) Palo Alto
4 19 (8.52%) VMware
5 18 (8.07%) McAfee
5 18 (8.07%) Qualys
6 17 (7.62%) Splunk
7 16 (7.17%) CheckPoint
8 15 (6.73%) Rapid7
9 14 (6.28%) Forcepoint
10 11 (4.93%) Symantec
11 10 (4.48%) Darktrace
11 10 (4.48%) Sophos
12 8 (3.59%) ArcSight
12 8 (3.59%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.69%) CyberArk
13 6 (2.69%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.24%) FireEye
14 5 (2.24%) Meraki
14 5 (2.24%) NetWitness