Period
to 23 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 984 1085 1176
Rank change year-on-year +101 +91 +117
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 205 115 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.065% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.067% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 154 98 86
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £51,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +7.32% +13.89%
10th Percentile £34,950 £33,150 £36,250
90th Percentile £72,125 £75,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 166,603 170,818 195,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.18% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 134,776 139,014 164,319
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Engineer in the UK

Cybersecurity Engineer
Top 12 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 July 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 +118 201 £52,500 -4.55% 22
UK excluding London +48 116 £47,500 - 11
London +36 85 £60,000 - 12
South West +5 48 £47,500 -13.64% 1
South East +18 42 £55,000 +37.50% 5
North of England - 14 £54,500 -
North West - 11 £30,000 -
Midlands +23 10 - - 4
West Midlands +34 9 - - 3
East of England +6 3 £50,000 +6.95%
Yorkshire - 3 £57,500 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 205 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (39.51%) Linux
3 76 (37.07%) Windows
4 65 (31.71%) Security Cleared
5 64 (31.22%) SIEM
6 58 (28.29%) Degree
7 56 (27.32%) Firewall
8 51 (24.88%) CISSP
9 49 (23.90%) Information Security
10 48 (23.41%) Finance
11 46 (22.44%) Python
12 41 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 40 (19.51%) C
14 36 (17.56%) Computer Science
15 35 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 35 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (16.59%) Collaborative Working
17 32 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
17 32 (15.61%) Penetration Testing
18 30 (14.63%) CISM
18 30 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
19 29 (14.15%) Java
20 28 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
21 27 (13.17%) Vulnerability Management
21 27 (13.17%) Computer Science Degree
21 27 (13.17%) Intrusion Detection
22 25 (12.20%) Incident Management
22 25 (12.20%) Network Security
22 25 (12.20%) ITIL
22 25 (12.20%) Problem-Solving

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 10 (4.88%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.90%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.95%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.98%) Apache
5 2 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.49%) IIS
6 1 (0.49%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 32 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (13.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.88%) Office 365
4 5 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.44%) OneDrive
4 5 (2.44%) SaaS
5 4 (1.95%) IaaS
5 4 (1.95%) PaaS
6 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.46%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.49%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.49%) GitHub
7 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 56 (27.32%) Firewall
2 27 (13.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 25 (12.20%) Network Security
4 18 (8.78%) TCP/IP
5 16 (7.80%) SSL
6 15 (7.32%) DNS
7 10 (4.88%) SMTP
8 9 (4.39%) HTTP
8 9 (4.39%) SNMP
8 9 (4.39%) VLAN
9 7 (3.41%) IPsec
10 6 (2.93%) IPv4
10 6 (2.93%) LAN
10 6 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.44%) Ethernet
11 5 (2.44%) Internet
11 5 (2.44%) IPv6
11 5 (2.44%) SSH
11 5 (2.44%) VPN
12 4 (1.95%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.78%) Hadoop
2 15 (7.32%) Big Data
3 8 (3.90%) Apache Hive
3 8 (3.90%) HBase
3 8 (3.90%) Impala
4 7 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.95%) MySQL
6 3 (1.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.98%) GIS
7 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.49%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 11 (5.37%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.93%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.98%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.49%) GitLab
5 1 (0.49%) Maven
5 1 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 48 (23.41%) Finance
2 9 (4.39%) Banking
2 9 (4.39%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.95%) Financial Institution
3 4 (1.95%) Legal
4 3 (1.46%) Front Office
5 2 (0.98%) Electronics
5 2 (0.98%) Law
5 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.85%) HTML
2 8 (3.90%) AngularJS
3 6 (2.93%) .NET
3 6 (2.93%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.93%) CSS
4 5 (2.44%) SAML
4 5 (2.44%) XML
5 4 (1.95%) REST
5 4 (1.95%) STL
5 4 (1.95%) Yocto
6 3 (1.46%) Kafka
7 2 (0.98%) Java EE
7 2 (0.98%) LAMP
7 2 (0.98%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.98%) Spring
8 1 (0.49%) Django
8 1 (0.49%) JAX-WS
8 1 (0.49%) JPA
8 1 (0.49%) JSON
8 1 (0.49%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.56%) Computer Science
2 21 (10.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 20 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.29%) Cyberattack
5 14 (6.83%) Cyberthreat
6 11 (5.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 11 (5.37%) Data Protection Act
6 11 (5.37%) Embedded Systems
6 11 (5.37%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (4.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (4.39%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.93%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (2.44%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.95%) CESG
10 4 (1.95%) Cyber Defence
10 4 (1.95%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.95%) VHDL
11 3 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 81 (39.51%) Linux
2 76 (37.07%) Windows
3 19 (9.27%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.95%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.95%) Unix
4 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.46%) Android
5 3 (1.46%) CentOS
5 3 (1.46%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Solaris
7 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 64 (31.22%) SIEM
3 49 (23.90%) Information Security
4 35 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (16.59%) Collaborative Working
6 32 (15.61%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (13.17%) Vulnerability Management
8 25 (12.20%) Incident Management
8 25 (12.20%) ITIL
8 25 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (11.71%) Data Loss Prevention
9 24 (11.71%) Security Architecture
10 23 (11.22%) Ethical Hacking
11 22 (10.73%) DevOps
11 22 (10.73%) Software Engineering
12 19 (9.27%) Threat Modelling
13 18 (8.78%) Data Analysis
13 18 (8.78%) Secure Coding
14 17 (8.29%) UML
15 16 (7.80%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (22.44%) Python
2 40 (19.51%) C
3 29 (14.15%) Java
4 20 (9.76%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.27%) C++
6 15 (7.32%) PowerShell
7 14 (6.83%) Bash Shell
8 13 (6.34%) SQL
9 9 (4.39%) Perl
9 9 (4.39%) Shell Script
10 7 (3.41%) C#
10 7 (3.41%) Embedded C
10 7 (3.41%) Embedded C++
10 7 (3.41%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.95%) Go
11 4 (1.95%) Tcl
12 2 (0.98%) Java 8
12 2 (0.98%) PHP
12 2 (0.98%) Ruby
13 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 58 (28.29%) Degree
3 51 (24.88%) CISSP
4 41 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 30 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (14.63%) CISM
6 27 (13.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (9.76%) CEH
8 17 (8.29%) GSEC
9 16 (7.80%) CCNP
10 10 (4.88%) DV Cleared
11 9 (4.39%) CCNA
12 6 (2.93%) CISA
13 4 (1.95%) CCIE
13 4 (1.95%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.95%) JNCIE
13 4 (1.95%) RHCE
14 3 (1.46%) MCSE
14 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.46%) GDPR
4 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.98%) RMADS
5 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) GCP
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (9.27%) Docker
2 13 (6.34%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.90%) Apache Flume
3 8 (3.90%) HDFS
4 7 (3.41%) iptables
4 7 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.98%) Firmware
5 2 (0.98%) Squid
6 1 (0.49%) Snort
6 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (7.32%) Kubernetes
2 10 (4.88%) Kibana
3 8 (3.90%) Puppet
4 7 (3.41%) Stealthwatch
5 6 (2.93%) Ansible
6 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.95%) OpenView
8 3 (1.46%) Nagios
9 2 (0.98%) Nmap
9 2 (0.98%) SCCM
9 2 (0.98%) SELinux
10 1 (0.49%) Nessus
10 1 (0.49%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.49%) QRadar
10 1 (0.49%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (6.34%) Cisco
2 9 (4.39%) ArcSight
2 9 (4.39%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.90%) SolarWinds
4 7 (3.41%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.41%) Darktrace
4 7 (3.41%) Juniper
4 7 (3.41%) Lancope
5 6 (2.93%) EMC
5 6 (2.93%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.93%) Splunk
6 5 (2.44%) Forcepoint
6 5 (2.44%) Palo Alto
6 5 (2.44%) Sun
7 4 (1.95%) Altera
7 4 (1.95%) HP
7 4 (1.95%) Mentor Graphics
7 4 (1.95%) Oracle
7 4 (1.95%) Remedy
7 4 (1.95%) Xilinx