Period
to 23 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1088 1106 1263
Rank change year-on-year +18 +157 +52
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 93 118 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.062% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.065% 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 76 97 51
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,500 £34,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £85,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% +5.88%

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 168119 182893 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.45% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134641 153253 174947
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £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 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Top 11 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 October 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 +61 92 £55,000 -8.33% 8
London +13 50 £45,000 -28.00% 4
UK excluding London +21 43 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South West +29 21 £55,000 -31.25% 1
East of England +16 12 £65,000 +30.00%
South East +24 6 £42,000 -6.67% 3
Midlands +13 2 £72,500 -9.38%
West Midlands -5 2 £72,500 -9.38%
North West +10 1 £57,500 -
North of England +4 1 £57,500 -
Scotland -9 1 - -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 93 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (43.01%) SIEM
3 38 (40.86%) Linux
4 37 (39.78%) Firewall
5 32 (34.41%) Information Security
6 31 (33.33%) Python
7 29 (31.18%) CISSP
8 23 (24.73%) Java
9 21 (22.58%) CISM
10 20 (21.51%) Snort
11 19 (20.43%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
13 17 (18.28%) Splunk
13 17 (18.28%) DevOps
14 16 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (17.20%) Unix
14 16 (17.20%) Windows
15 15 (16.13%) Telecoms
15 15 (16.13%) ITIL
15 15 (16.13%) DNS
15 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
15 15 (16.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 14 (15.05%) LogRhythm
16 14 (15.05%) Rapid7
16 14 (15.05%) RHCSA
16 14 (15.05%) AlienVault
16 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
16 14 (15.05%) Data Protection
16 14 (15.05%) Software Engineering
16 14 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 11 (11.83%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (10.75%) MS Exchange
3 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.15%) Apache Pig
4 2 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.08%) Apache
5 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) Route 53
3 1 (1.08%) IaaS
3 1 (1.08%) npm
3 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (39.78%) Firewall
2 15 (16.13%) DNS
3 12 (12.90%) SAN
4 10 (10.75%) Internet
4 10 (10.75%) LAN
4 10 (10.75%) VPN
4 10 (10.75%) WAN
5 9 (9.68%) DHCP
5 9 (9.68%) iSCSI
5 9 (9.68%) VLAN
5 9 (9.68%) VoIP
5 9 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (6.45%) FTP
6 6 (6.45%) HTTP
6 6 (6.45%) Network Security
7 4 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.08%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) MongoDB
2 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.23%) Apache Hive
3 3 (3.23%) Big Data
4 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.08%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.08%) HBase
5 1 (1.08%) MySQL
5 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Grunt
1 1 (1.08%) gulp
1 1 (1.08%) webpack
General
1 15 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.38%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Automotive
3 2 (2.15%) Legal
3 2 (2.15%) Marketing
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Digital Economy
4 1 (1.08%) French Language
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) Node.js
2 2 (2.15%) CSS
2 2 (2.15%) HTML
2 2 (2.15%) RESTful
2 2 (2.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.08%) CSS3
3 1 (1.08%) D3.js
3 1 (1.08%) ggplot
3 1 (1.08%) HTML5
3 1 (1.08%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.08%) JSON
3 1 (1.08%) Kafka
3 1 (1.08%) LESS
3 1 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.08%) React
3 1 (1.08%) Redux
3 1 (1.08%) REST
3 1 (1.08%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.08%) Sass
3 1 (1.08%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 12 (12.90%) User Experience
3 11 (11.83%) Cybercrime
4 10 (10.75%) Cyber Defence
4 10 (10.75%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
6 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.23%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (2.15%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (1.08%) Fintech
10 1 (1.08%) Internet of Things
10 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (1.08%) PKI
10 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (40.86%) Linux
2 16 (17.20%) Unix
2 16 (17.20%) Windows
3 12 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 10 (10.75%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.23%) Android
6 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.08%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (43.01%) SIEM
3 32 (34.41%) Information Security
4 19 (20.43%) Penetration Testing
5 17 (18.28%) DevOps
6 15 (16.13%) ITIL
7 14 (15.05%) Data Protection
7 14 (15.05%) Software Engineering
8 13 (13.98%) Analytics
8 13 (13.98%) Cryptography
9 12 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (10.75%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 10 (10.75%) Auto-Scaling
10 10 (10.75%) Change Management
10 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (10.75%) Load Balancing
10 10 (10.75%) Security Operations
11 9 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
11 9 (9.68%) Patch Management
11 9 (9.68%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) Python
2 23 (24.73%) Java
3 18 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 15 (16.13%) PowerShell
5 10 (10.75%) SQL
6 9 (9.68%) VBScript
7 8 (8.60%) C
8 6 (6.45%) C++
8 6 (6.45%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.23%) Scala
10 2 (2.15%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.15%) Ruby
11 1 (1.08%) C#
11 1 (1.08%) ES6
11 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.08%) PHP
11 1 (1.08%) R
11 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (31.18%) CISSP
2 21 (22.58%) CISM
3 14 (15.05%) RHCA
3 14 (15.05%) RHCE
3 14 (15.05%) RHCSA
3 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.98%) SC Cleared
5 12 (12.90%) Degree
6 10 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (8.60%) CCNA
8 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (6.45%) CCAA
9 6 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (6.45%) DV Cleared
9 6 (6.45%) MCSA
9 6 (6.45%) MCSE
10 2 (2.15%) CCNP
10 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.15%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.68%) Cyber Essentials
2 9 (9.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 9 (9.68%) PCI DSS
3 6 (6.45%) GPG13
4 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (21.51%) Snort
2 11 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.68%) Active Directory
3 9 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.45%) Firmware
5 3 (3.23%) Docker
6 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.08%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (15.05%) Nessus
2 6 (6.45%) ArcSight ESM
2 6 (6.45%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (6.45%) RSA Archer
2 6 (6.45%) RSA enVision
2 6 (6.45%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (6.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.23%) Ansible
4 2 (2.15%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.08%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco CME
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.08%) Kibana
5 1 (1.08%) logstash
5 1 (1.08%) Mesos
5 1 (1.08%) Puppet
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Splunk
2 14 (15.05%) Acunetix
2 14 (15.05%) AlienVault
2 14 (15.05%) LogRhythm
2 14 (15.05%) Rapid7
3 12 (12.90%) VMware
4 10 (10.75%) ArcSight
4 10 (10.75%) Cisco
5 9 (9.68%) Citrix
5 9 (9.68%) HP
6 8 (8.60%) Symantec
7 7 (7.53%) Trend Micro
8 6 (6.45%) LogLogic
8 6 (6.45%) SonicWALL
8 6 (6.45%) Sourcefire
9 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (3.23%) McAfee
11 2 (2.15%) Juniper
11 2 (2.15%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.15%) Sophos