The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 867 965
Rank change year-on-year +32 +98  
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 55 65 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.066% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.068% 0.016%
Number of salaries quoted 45 56 16
Median salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £80,000 £56,400
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £47,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +15.78% +26.66%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +42 54 £55,000 - 4
London +42 24 £45,415 -24.30% 2
South West +6 20 £55,000 +15.78%
Cornwall - 13 £55,000 -
East of England -5 7 £65,000 +30.00%
Bristol -28 5 £28,000 -49.09%
Hertfordshire - 5 £65,000 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £65,000 -
South East +26 3 £24,000 -43.52%
Berkshire +11 2 £23,500 -41.25%
Luton - 2 £46,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £46,000 -
Surrey +31 1 £47,500 -47.22%
Guildford +11 1 £47,500 -5.00%
Scotland +4 1 - -
Edinburgh -5 1 - -
Gloucestershire -6 1 £47,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £52,500 -
Somerset - 1 £29,000 -
Bath - 1 £29,000 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £33,500 -
Newbury - 1 £24,000 -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 51 (43.97%) Linux
2 51 (43.97%) SIEM
3 48 (41.38%) Firewall
4 42 (36.21%) Python
5 36 (31.03%) Splunk
6 34 (29.31%) Java
7 32 (27.59%) Windows
7 32 (27.59%) CISSP
8 29 (25.00%) Cisco
9 26 (22.41%) Information Security
9 26 (22.41%) Snort
10 25 (21.55%) Unix
11 23 (19.83%) Network Security
12 22 (18.97%) ArcSight
12 22 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
13 21 (18.10%) JavaScript
13 21 (18.10%) C++
13 21 (18.10%) Penetration Testing
13 21 (18.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 20 (17.24%) AlienVault
14 20 (17.24%) LogRhythm
14 20 (17.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 20 (17.24%) Software Engineering
14 20 (17.24%) Degree
15 19 (16.38%) Telecoms
16 18 (15.52%) CISM
16 18 (15.52%) ITIL
17 17 (14.66%) C
17 17 (14.66%) CheckPoint

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 9 (7.76%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.31%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.45%) Apache
4 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.45%) IIS
4 4 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.59%) Amazon S3
1 3 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (2.59%) Route 53
2 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.86%) IaaS
2 1 (0.86%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) OpenDNS
2 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (41.38%) Firewall
2 23 (19.83%) Network Security
3 16 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (12.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 13 (11.21%) DNS
6 12 (10.34%) LAN
6 12 (10.34%) WAN
7 10 (8.62%) Internet
7 10 (8.62%) TCP/IP
8 8 (6.90%) VPN
9 6 (5.17%) HTTP
10 4 (3.45%) DHCP
10 4 (3.45%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.45%) NetScreen
10 4 (3.45%) SAN
10 4 (3.45%) SSH
10 4 (3.45%) SSL
10 4 (3.45%) VLAN
10 4 (3.45%) VoIP
10 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.62%) Big Data
3 7 (6.03%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.17%) Blockchain
5 5 (4.31%) Data Lake
5 5 (4.31%) NoSQL
5 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.72%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.86%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.86%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.86%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (16.38%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.48%) Finance
3 6 (5.17%) Games
3 6 (5.17%) Marketing
4 4 (3.45%) French Language
4 4 (3.45%) German Language
4 4 (3.45%) Portuguese Language
4 4 (3.45%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.59%) Electronics
6 2 (1.72%) Automotive
7 1 (0.86%) Advertising
7 1 (0.86%) Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.86%) Law
7 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.86%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.76%) Regular Expression
1 9 (7.76%) Web Services
2 5 (4.31%) ZeroMQ
3 4 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.59%) Node.js
5 1 (0.86%) CSS
5 1 (0.86%) HTML
5 1 (0.86%) jQuery
5 1 (0.86%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 15 (12.93%) Computer Science
3 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.90%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (6.03%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (5.17%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (5.17%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (5.17%) User Experience
7 4 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (2.59%) PKI
9 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.72%) Blog
9 2 (1.72%) Clustering
9 2 (1.72%) Fintech
10 1 (0.86%) CESG
10 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.86%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (43.97%) Linux
2 32 (27.59%) Windows
3 25 (21.55%) Unix
4 16 (13.79%) Android
5 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (9.48%) Apple iOS
7 10 (8.62%) Windows Server
8 6 (5.17%) CentOS
9 5 (4.31%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.45%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.45%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.45%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.59%) Solaris
12 1 (0.86%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 51 (43.97%) SIEM
3 26 (22.41%) Information Security
4 21 (18.10%) Penetration Testing
4 21 (18.10%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 20 (17.24%) Software Engineering
6 18 (15.52%) ITIL
7 17 (14.66%) Cryptography
8 13 (11.21%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (10.34%) Analytics
10 11 (9.48%) Information Management
10 11 (9.48%) Mathematics
10 11 (9.48%) Presales
11 8 (6.90%) Security Operations
12 7 (6.03%) Computer Forensics
12 7 (6.03%) Identity Access Management
12 7 (6.03%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (6.03%) Prototyping
12 7 (6.03%) Security Architecture
12 7 (6.03%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 42 (36.21%) Python
2 34 (29.31%) Java
3 21 (18.10%) C++
3 21 (18.10%) JavaScript
4 17 (14.66%) C
5 13 (11.21%) SQL
6 12 (10.34%) C#
7 8 (6.90%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.90%) Ruby
8 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.45%) Scala
9 4 (3.45%) VBScript
10 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.72%) Go
11 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.86%) Perl
12 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (27.59%) CISSP
2 22 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (17.24%) Degree
4 18 (15.52%) CISM
5 16 (13.79%) CompTIA Security+
5 16 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 16 (13.79%) Security+ Certification
6 15 (12.93%) RHCA
6 15 (12.93%) RHCE
6 15 (12.93%) RHCSA
7 13 (11.21%) CEH
8 12 (10.34%) CCNP
8 12 (10.34%) SC Cleared
9 11 (9.48%) CCNA
10 8 (6.90%) MCSE
10 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (5.17%) DV Cleared
12 5 (4.31%) GCIA
12 5 (4.31%) PhD
12 5 (4.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 4 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.59%) FISMA
4 2 (1.72%) GPG13
5 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (22.41%) Snort
2 14 (12.07%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.31%) Firmware
3 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.45%) Docker
4 4 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.45%) Samba
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) Nessus
2 6 (5.17%) RSA enVision
3 5 (4.31%) FortiGate
3 5 (4.31%) Kibana
4 4 (3.45%) Ansible
4 4 (3.45%) CSIRT
4 4 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.45%) logstash
4 4 (3.45%) Puppet
4 4 (3.45%) QRadar
5 3 (2.59%) Mesos
5 3 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.72%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.72%) RSA Archer
6 2 (1.72%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.86%) Grafana
Vendors
1 36 (31.03%) Splunk
2 29 (25.00%) Cisco
3 22 (18.97%) ArcSight
4 20 (17.24%) AlienVault
4 20 (17.24%) LogRhythm
5 17 (14.66%) CheckPoint
5 17 (14.66%) Palo Alto
6 15 (12.93%) Acunetix
6 15 (12.93%) Rapid7
7 13 (11.21%) Qualys
8 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
8 10 (8.62%) VMware
9 9 (7.76%) Sourcefire
9 9 (7.76%) TippingPoint
10 6 (5.17%) Apple
10 6 (5.17%) Juniper
11 5 (4.31%) FireEye
11 5 (4.31%) Google
11 5 (4.31%) McAfee
12 4 (3.45%) Dell KACE
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