Cybersecurity Engineer
UK

The median Cybersecurity Engineer salary in the UK is £65,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

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

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 676 770 783
Rank change year-on-year +94 +13 -80
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 147 250 385
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.24% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 112 167 182
10th Percentile £43,750 £44,500 £42,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £73,750
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -18.64% +19.92%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £85,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,500 £113,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £77,500
% change year-on-year - -22.58% +55.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,040 104,650 131,712
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.41% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,838 66,214 83,200
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,280 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Cybersecurity Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity Engineer over the 6 months to 21 February 2024.

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 2024. 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
Jobs
England +127 132 £65,000 +8.33% 47
UK excluding London +74 89 £60,000 - 25
Work from Home +117 57 £65,000 +8.33% 30
London +151 48 £67,500 +8.00% 20
South East +99 32 £50,000 -18.37% 4
East of England +56 23 £70,000 +21.74% 2
West Midlands +44 13 £65,000 +18.18% 3
Midlands +40 13 £65,000 +36.84% 3
North of England +81 12 £47,500 -26.92% 11
North West +46 9 £55,000 -15.38% 9
Scotland -13 4 £60,000 -3.23% 1
Yorkshire +103 3 £38,500 -46.90% 1
Wales +1 3 £65,000 +18.18% 2
South West +10 2 £53,750 -6.52% 2

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 February 2024, Cybersecurity Engineer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (28.57%) Degree
2 42 (28.57%) Firewall
3 41 (27.89%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (25.85%) Azure
5 37 (25.17%) SIEM
6 36 (24.49%) Information Security
7 34 (23.13%) Analytics
8 31 (21.09%) Vulnerability Management
8 31 (21.09%) Cloud Security
9 30 (20.41%) Incident Response
10 29 (19.73%) Mentoring
10 29 (19.73%) CISSP
10 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
11 28 (19.05%) Network Security
12 26 (17.69%) Coaching
12 26 (17.69%) Microsoft 365
13 25 (17.01%) Data Modelling
13 25 (17.01%) Python
13 25 (17.01%) NIST
14 23 (15.65%) Red Team
14 23 (15.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 23 (15.65%) Security Operations
15 22 (14.97%) Data Engineering
15 22 (14.97%) Data Quality
15 22 (14.97%) CISM
15 22 (14.97%) Finance
15 22 (14.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 22 (14.97%) Data Science
16 20 (13.61%) Social Skills

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.68%) Confluence
1 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.85%) Azure
2 26 (17.69%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (10.88%) AWS
4 10 (6.80%) Azure Sentinel
4 10 (6.80%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (5.44%) SaaS
6 7 (4.76%) GCP
7 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Purview
8 5 (3.40%) Entra ID
9 3 (2.04%) Power Platform
10 2 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.36%) Azure DevOps
10 2 (1.36%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (28.57%) Firewall
2 28 (19.05%) Network Security
3 9 (6.12%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (5.44%) LAN
5 7 (4.76%) Internet
6 6 (4.08%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.40%) VPN
8 4 (2.72%) WAN
9 3 (2.04%) DNS
10 2 (1.36%) SD-WAN
10 2 (1.36%) VSAN
10 2 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.36%) Wireless
10 2 (1.36%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.04%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Burp Suite
1 3 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 23 (15.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 22 (14.97%) Finance
3 20 (13.61%) Social Skills
4 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.40%) Electronics
6 4 (2.72%) Legal
6 4 (2.72%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.72%) Norwegian Language
6 4 (2.72%) Organisational Skills
7 3 (2.04%) Law
7 3 (2.04%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.36%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.36%) French Language
8 2 (1.36%) German Language
8 2 (1.36%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (1.36%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.36%) Retail
8 2 (1.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.12%) web3js
2 4 (2.72%) CSS
3 2 (1.36%) Django
3 2 (1.36%) Flask
3 2 (1.36%) Fluent Bit
3 2 (1.36%) HTML
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Graph
4 1 (0.68%) Jinja
4 1 (0.68%) Pyramid
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.52%) Cyber Threat
1 14 (9.52%) Operational Technology
1 14 (9.52%) PKI
2 12 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.12%) Blockchain
3 9 (6.12%) Web3
4 6 (4.08%) Cyberattack
4 6 (4.08%) SCADA
4 6 (4.08%) Security Posture
5 4 (2.72%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.72%) Mali
5 4 (2.72%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.72%) Smartphone
6 3 (2.04%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.04%) NHS
7 2 (1.36%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.36%) IoT
7 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.61%) Windows
2 12 (8.16%) Linux
3 10 (6.80%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.36%) Android
5 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 41 (27.89%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (25.17%) SIEM
4 36 (24.49%) Information Security
5 34 (23.13%) Analytics
6 31 (21.09%) Cloud Security
6 31 (21.09%) Vulnerability Management
7 30 (20.41%) Incident Response
8 29 (19.73%) Mentoring
9 26 (17.69%) Coaching
10 25 (17.01%) Data Modelling
11 23 (15.65%) Red Team
11 23 (15.65%) Security Operations
12 22 (14.97%) Data Engineering
12 22 (14.97%) Data Science
13 20 (13.61%) Application Security
14 18 (12.24%) Cryptography
15 17 (11.56%) Identity Access Management
16 16 (10.88%) Security Monitoring
17 15 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.01%) Python
2 12 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.12%) C
4 8 (5.44%) Bash
5 7 (4.76%) C++
6 5 (3.40%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.40%) SQL
7 4 (2.72%) Java
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (28.57%) Degree
2 29 (19.73%) CISSP
3 22 (14.97%) CISM
4 13 (8.84%) CEH
5 12 (8.16%) Security Cleared
6 11 (7.48%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.44%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (4.76%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (4.08%) CCSP
10 4 (2.72%) GIAC
10 4 (2.72%) SSCP
11 3 (2.04%) CompTIA Security+
11 3 (2.04%) CRISC
11 3 (2.04%) ISSMP
11 3 (2.04%) SANS
12 2 (1.36%) CISA
12 2 (1.36%) CompTIA CySA+
12 2 (1.36%) GSEC
12 2 (1.36%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (17.01%) NIST
2 22 (14.97%) Data Quality
2 22 (14.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (6.12%) GDPR
4 6 (4.08%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (3.40%) GRC
6 4 (2.72%) NCSC
6 4 (2.72%) PCI DSS
7 3 (2.04%) COBIT
7 3 (2.04%) SOC 2
8 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.68%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (3.40%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.40%) Firmware
2 4 (2.72%) Embedded Firmware
3 2 (1.36%) Docker
3 2 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) Ansible
2 3 (2.04%) CASB
3 2 (1.36%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.36%) Fluentd
3 2 (1.36%) logstash
3 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.36%) Nmap
3 2 (1.36%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.36%) Terraform
4 1 (0.68%) Core Impact
4 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.68%) QRadar
Vendors
1 29 (19.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.12%) Splunk
3 6 (4.08%) Fortinet
3 6 (4.08%) Rapid7
4 5 (3.40%) Cisco
5 4 (2.72%) Google
5 4 (2.72%) VMware
6 3 (2.04%) Alibaba
6 3 (2.04%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.36%) Citrix
7 2 (1.36%) HP
7 2 (1.36%) Meraki
7 2 (1.36%) Palo Alto
7 2 (1.36%) Qualys
7 2 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.36%) Thycotic
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) McAfee
8 1 (0.68%) Symantec