Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 896 1096 1121
Rank change year-on-year +200 +25 +164
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 244 103 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.057% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.059% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 176 84 97
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £29,325 £36,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £85,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% +10.00% +11.11%

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 156,284 173,226 184,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,886 138,930 154,533
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Top 13 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 15 November 2018. 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 +182 237 £55,000 - 34
UK excluding London +106 130 £47,500 -13.64% 23
London +101 107 £65,000 +44.44% 16
South East +63 50 £52,500 +19.32% 1
South West +31 41 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Midlands +39 19 £45,000 -37.93% 3
North of England +43 16 £47,750 -16.96% 5
North West +47 12 £51,250 -10.87% 5
West Midlands +43 9 £45,000 -37.93% 1
East Midlands - 9 £57,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £47,500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £50,000 - 1
East of England +17 2 £65,000 -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 107 (43.85%) Linux
3 97 (39.75%) Windows
4 80 (32.79%) Degree
5 77 (31.56%) Information Security
6 71 (29.10%) Finance
7 66 (27.05%) SIEM
8 65 (26.64%) Computer Science
9 59 (24.18%) Data Loss Prevention
10 55 (22.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 54 (22.13%) Security Cleared
11 54 (22.13%) Python
12 52 (21.31%) Firewall
13 51 (20.90%) CISSP
14 50 (20.49%) Security Operations
15 45 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
16 43 (17.62%) Amazon AWS
16 43 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 40 (16.39%) Penetration Testing
18 39 (15.98%) Big Data
19 37 (15.16%) Identity Management
20 36 (14.75%) Management Information System
20 36 (14.75%) Network Security
20 36 (14.75%) Docker
21 35 (14.34%) Kubernetes
21 35 (14.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 34 (13.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
23 32 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
23 32 (13.11%) Software Engineering
23 32 (13.11%) Quantitative Research

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 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.05%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.82%) Apache
5 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.41%) Confluence
5 1 (0.41%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (17.62%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.97%) Office 365
4 10 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.87%) Mimecast
6 4 (1.64%) IaaS
7 3 (1.23%) PaaS
7 3 (1.23%) SaaS
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.41%) Akamai
9 1 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (21.31%) Firewall
2 36 (14.75%) Network Security
3 21 (8.61%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (7.79%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.51%) DKIM
5 11 (4.51%) DMARC
5 11 (4.51%) LAN
5 11 (4.51%) WAN
6 9 (3.69%) VPN
7 8 (3.28%) DNS
7 8 (3.28%) SMTP
7 8 (3.28%) SSL
8 7 (2.87%) Wireless
9 6 (2.46%) DMZ
9 6 (2.46%) SNMP
9 6 (2.46%) Wireless Security
10 5 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.05%) IPv4
10 5 (2.05%) IPv6
11 4 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.98%) Big Data
2 24 (9.84%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.46%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.05%) Apache Hive
4 5 (2.05%) HBase
4 5 (2.05%) Impala
4 5 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.64%) MySQL
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.82%) GIS
7 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.69%) Jenkins
1 9 (3.69%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (3.28%) Metasploit
3 7 (2.87%) JIRA
4 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.82%) Maven
5 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.41%) Hudson
5 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 71 (29.10%) Finance
2 9 (3.69%) Banking
2 9 (3.69%) Financial Institution
2 9 (3.69%) Investment Banking
3 7 (2.87%) Electronics
3 7 (2.87%) Retail
4 6 (2.46%) Games
4 6 (2.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.23%) Automotive
6 2 (0.82%) Law
6 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.97%) AngularJS
2 10 (4.10%) .NET
3 7 (2.87%) Regular Expression
4 6 (2.46%) RESTful
5 5 (2.05%) CSS
5 5 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (2.05%) HTML
5 5 (2.05%) XML
6 4 (1.64%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.23%) REST
7 3 (1.23%) SAML
8 2 (0.82%) JSON
8 2 (0.82%) Kafka
9 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.41%) Java EE
9 1 (0.41%) JPA
9 1 (0.41%) JSF
9 1 (0.41%) LAMP
9 1 (0.41%) Spring
9 1 (0.41%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (26.64%) Computer Science
2 36 (14.75%) Management Information System
3 24 (9.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 22 (9.02%) Hedge funds
5 17 (6.97%) Cyberattack
6 12 (4.92%) Data Centre
7 11 (4.51%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (4.10%) Private Cloud
9 9 (3.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 8 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (2.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 7 (2.87%) Embedded Systems
11 7 (2.87%) Public Cloud
12 5 (2.05%) BYOD
13 4 (1.64%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
15 2 (0.82%) Fintech
15 2 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 107 (43.85%) Linux
2 97 (39.75%) Windows
3 13 (5.33%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.51%) Unix
5 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.23%) CentOS
7 2 (0.82%) Android
7 2 (0.82%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) VMS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (31.56%) Information Security
3 66 (27.05%) SIEM
4 59 (24.18%) Data Loss Prevention
5 50 (20.49%) Security Operations
6 43 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 40 (16.39%) Penetration Testing
8 37 (15.16%) Identity Management
9 35 (14.34%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 32 (13.11%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (13.11%) Quantitative Research
10 32 (13.11%) Software Engineering
11 28 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (11.07%) Vulnerability Management
13 26 (10.66%) DevOps
14 21 (8.61%) ITIL
14 21 (8.61%) Security Architecture
15 19 (7.79%) Asset Management
15 19 (7.79%) Collaborative Working
16 18 (7.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 54 (22.13%) Python
2 30 (12.30%) Java
3 23 (9.43%) C++
4 22 (9.02%) JavaScript
5 20 (8.20%) C
6 17 (6.97%) TypeScript
7 16 (6.56%) PowerShell
8 10 (4.10%) Bash Shell
8 10 (4.10%) SQL
9 7 (2.87%) Perl
10 5 (2.05%) Embedded C
10 5 (2.05%) Embedded C++
11 4 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.64%) VBScript
12 3 (1.23%) Go
13 2 (0.82%) C#
13 2 (0.82%) PHP
14 1 (0.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 80 (32.79%) Degree
2 55 (22.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (22.13%) Security Cleared
4 51 (20.90%) CISSP
5 30 (12.30%) CISM
6 24 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (7.79%) SC Cleared
8 16 (6.56%) CCNA
9 15 (6.15%) CEH
10 12 (4.92%) SANS
11 8 (3.28%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.87%) CISA
12 7 (2.87%) CompTIA Security+
12 7 (2.87%) SSCP
13 6 (2.46%) CCNP
13 6 (2.46%) GIAC
14 5 (2.05%) GSEC
15 3 (1.23%) GCIA
15 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.23%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 9 (3.69%) PCI DSS
4 7 (2.87%) GDPR
5 4 (1.64%) QA
6 2 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.41%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (14.75%) Docker
2 23 (9.43%) Active Directory
3 21 (8.61%) iptables
4 8 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (2.87%) Snort
6 5 (2.05%) Apache Flume
6 5 (2.05%) HDFS
6 5 (2.05%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.05%) KVM
6 5 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) Postfix
7 1 (0.41%) Squid
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (14.34%) Kubernetes
2 17 (6.97%) Ansible
3 16 (6.56%) Nessus
4 10 (4.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.28%) OpenVAS
6 7 (2.87%) CASB
6 7 (2.87%) Kibana
6 7 (2.87%) Puppet
6 7 (2.87%) QRadar
7 6 (2.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (2.05%) SCCM
8 5 (2.05%) SCOM
9 3 (1.23%) OpenView
10 2 (0.82%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 2 (0.82%) Nagios
10 2 (0.82%) Nmap
10 2 (0.82%) SELinux
11 1 (0.41%) Cobbler
11 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 26 (10.66%) Cisco
2 22 (9.02%) Splunk
3 16 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.56%) Qualys
4 15 (6.15%) Palo Alto
5 11 (4.51%) Rapid7
6 10 (4.10%) CheckPoint
6 10 (4.10%) Darktrace
6 10 (4.10%) SolarWinds
6 10 (4.10%) Symantec
7 8 (3.28%) McAfee
7 8 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.28%) Sophos
7 8 (3.28%) VMware
8 7 (2.87%) Forcepoint
9 6 (2.46%) HP
10 5 (2.05%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.05%) CyberArk
10 5 (2.05%) LogRhythm
10 5 (2.05%) Tripwire