Period
to 23 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 August 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
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1095 1148 1237
Rank change year-on-year +53 +89 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 99 116 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.059% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.061% 0.022%
Number of salaries quoted 83 97 43
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +27.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,150 £34,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,000 £85,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £48,750 £37,500
% change year-on-year +12.82% +30.00% -11.76%

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 168714 189810 208926
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 96.47% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 135862 159661 172073
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Top 9 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 23 August 2017. 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 +73 98 £55,000 -8.33% 5
UK excluding London +42 55 £55,000 +12.82%
London +45 44 £50,000 -16.67% 5
South West +11 33 £55,000 +15.79%
East of England +17 13 £65,000 +30.00%
South East +38 7 £45,000 -10.00%
Midlands +32 1 £62,500 -21.88%
West Midlands +13 1 £62,500 -21.88%
Scotland +13 1 - -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 99 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (40.40%) Firewall
3 39 (39.39%) Linux
3 39 (39.39%) SIEM
4 36 (36.36%) Java
4 36 (36.36%) Python
5 28 (28.28%) CISSP
5 28 (28.28%) Snort
6 27 (27.27%) Information Security
6 27 (27.27%) Splunk
7 25 (25.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
9 22 (22.22%) Unix
9 22 (22.22%) CISM
10 21 (21.21%) Telecoms
10 21 (21.21%) Nessus
10 21 (21.21%) AlienVault
11 20 (20.20%) RHCSA
11 20 (20.20%) LogRhythm
11 20 (20.20%) Acunetix
11 20 (20.20%) Rapid7
11 20 (20.20%) RHCA
11 20 (20.20%) RHCE
12 19 (19.19%) Cisco
13 18 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
14 17 (17.17%) Windows
15 15 (15.15%) ITIL
15 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
15 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
16 14 (14.14%) Network Security

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 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.04%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.02%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (4.04%) Amazon S3
2 4 (4.04%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (4.04%) Route 53
3 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.01%) IaaS
3 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (40.40%) Firewall
2 14 (14.14%) Network Security
3 11 (11.11%) DNS
4 10 (10.10%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (10.10%) LAN
4 10 (10.10%) WAN
5 9 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (9.09%) VPN
6 8 (8.08%) Internet
7 7 (7.07%) DHCP
7 7 (7.07%) iSCSI
7 7 (7.07%) SAN
7 7 (7.07%) VLAN
7 7 (7.07%) VoIP
7 7 (7.07%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.03%) FTP
8 3 (3.03%) HTTP
8 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.01%) DMZ
9 1 (1.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.07%) SQL Server
1 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.05%) Big Data
3 4 (4.04%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.04%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.03%) Apache Hive
4 3 (3.03%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.02%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Automotive
4 2 (2.02%) Electronics
4 2 (2.02%) Games
4 2 (2.02%) Legal
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) French Language
5 1 (1.01%) Law
5 1 (1.01%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) Node.js
2 2 (2.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.01%) D3.js
3 1 (1.01%) Deeplearning4j
3 1 (1.01%) ggplot
3 1 (1.01%) Kafka
3 1 (1.01%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (9.09%) User Experience
3 8 (8.08%) Cyber Defence
4 7 (7.07%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (4.04%) Cyber Attack
7 4 (4.04%) Cybercrime
7 4 (4.04%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (3.03%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (2.02%) Blog
9 2 (2.02%) Fintech
9 2 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (1.01%) Internet of Things
10 1 (1.01%) PKI
10 1 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.39%) Linux
2 22 (22.22%) Unix
3 17 (17.17%) Windows
4 11 (11.11%) Android
5 8 (8.08%) Windows Server
6 7 (7.07%) Apple iOS
6 7 (7.07%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.04%) Mac OS X
7 4 (4.04%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.01%) CentOS
9 1 (1.01%) Kali Linux
9 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (39.39%) SIEM
3 27 (27.27%) Information Security
4 18 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
5 15 (15.15%) ITIL
5 15 (15.15%) Software Engineering
6 13 (13.13%) Cryptography
7 11 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 10 (10.10%) Analytics
8 10 (10.10%) DevOps
9 9 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (9.09%) Mathematics
10 8 (8.08%) Change Management
10 8 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (8.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 7 (7.07%) Patch Management
11 7 (7.07%) Problem Management
11 7 (7.07%) Project Management
11 7 (7.07%) Regulatory Compliance
12 6 (6.06%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.36%) Java
1 36 (36.36%) Python
2 24 (24.24%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.13%) C++
4 12 (12.12%) C
5 10 (10.10%) PowerShell
6 8 (8.08%) SQL
7 7 (7.07%) VBScript
8 5 (5.05%) C#
8 5 (5.05%) Ruby
8 5 (5.05%) Scala
9 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.02%) Go
11 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.01%) R
11 1 (1.01%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (28.28%) CISSP
2 22 (22.22%) CISM
3 20 (20.20%) RHCA
3 20 (20.20%) RHCE
3 20 (20.20%) RHCSA
4 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (13.13%) Degree
5 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
6 8 (8.08%) CCNA
6 8 (8.08%) DV Cleared
7 7 (7.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (6.06%) CCAA
8 6 (6.06%) CCNP
8 6 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (6.06%) MCSA
8 6 (6.06%) MCSE
8 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (5.05%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (5.05%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) Cyber Essentials
1 7 (7.07%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 7 (7.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (7.07%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.03%) GPG13
3 1 (1.01%) FISMA
3 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (28.28%) Snort
2 8 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.06%) Firmware
5 5 (5.05%) Docker
6 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (21.21%) Nessus
2 5 (5.05%) Ansible
2 5 (5.05%) FortiGate
3 4 (4.04%) Kubernetes
3 4 (4.04%) Puppet
4 3 (3.03%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (3.03%) Mesos
4 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.03%) RSA Archer
4 3 (3.03%) RSA enVision
4 3 (3.03%) RSA Security Analytics
4 3 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.02%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.01%) QRadar
Vendors
1 27 (27.27%) Splunk
2 21 (21.21%) AlienVault
3 20 (20.20%) Acunetix
3 20 (20.20%) LogRhythm
3 20 (20.20%) Rapid7
4 19 (19.19%) Cisco
5 14 (14.14%) ArcSight
6 9 (9.09%) VMware
7 7 (7.07%) Citrix
7 7 (7.07%) HP
8 6 (6.06%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.06%) Palo Alto
8 6 (6.06%) Qualys
8 6 (6.06%) SonicWALL
8 6 (6.06%) Sourcefire
9 5 (5.05%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.05%) TippingPoint
10 4 (4.04%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.04%) Symantec
11 3 (3.03%) Trend Micro