Period
to 19 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Engineer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 954 1107 1146
Rank change year-on-year +153 +39 +128
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Engineer 219 99 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.056% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.058% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 163 83 98
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% -2.22% +25.00%
10th Percentile £36,000 £28,350 £32,500
90th Percentile £77,000 £70,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -13.64% +15.79% +26.67%

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 160,829 170,335 187,327
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 96.01% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 129,588 136,552 157,473
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 £26,750
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% - +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +143 216 £52,500 -4.55% 35
UK excluding London +99 131 £47,500 -13.64% 29
London +89 85 £65,000 +44.44% 8
South West +27 56 £45,000 -18.18% 4
South East +43 35 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Midlands +41 22 £47,500 -34.48% 8
North of England - 17 £47,250 - 4
North West - 15 £45,500 - 4
West Midlands +36 13 £43,750 -39.66% 2
East Midlands - 9 £57,500 - 6
East of England +1 2 £51,250 -21.15% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £47,500 -

Cybersecurity Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 100 (45.66%) Linux
3 93 (42.47%) Windows
4 77 (35.16%) Degree
5 70 (31.96%) Security Cleared
6 65 (29.68%) Finance
7 63 (28.77%) Python
8 62 (28.31%) SIEM
9 61 (27.85%) Information Security
10 57 (26.03%) Computer Science
11 50 (22.83%) Firewall
12 45 (20.55%) Computer Science Degree
13 44 (20.09%) Data Loss Prevention
14 43 (19.63%) Amazon AWS
14 43 (19.63%) CISSP
15 40 (18.26%) C
15 40 (18.26%) SC Cleared
16 36 (16.44%) Network Security
16 36 (16.44%) Collaborative Working
17 35 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
18 34 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
19 32 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 31 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
20 31 (14.16%) Big Data
20 31 (14.16%) Docker
20 31 (14.16%) Penetration Testing
20 31 (14.16%) CISM
21 29 (13.24%) Java
21 29 (13.24%) Software Engineering
21 29 (13.24%) 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 12 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (3.65%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.37%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.46%) Joomla!
Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 43 (19.63%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (15.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.57%) Office 365
4 6 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.74%) IaaS
4 6 (2.74%) SaaS
5 5 (2.28%) PaaS
6 4 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.83%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.83%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.46%) GitHub
7 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.46%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (22.83%) Firewall
2 36 (16.44%) Network Security
3 20 (9.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (8.68%) TCP/IP
5 14 (6.39%) SSL
6 13 (5.94%) DNS
7 11 (5.02%) LAN
8 10 (4.57%) IPv4
8 10 (4.57%) SNMP
8 10 (4.57%) WAN
9 9 (4.11%) IPv6
9 9 (4.11%) SMTP
10 8 (3.65%) DKIM
10 8 (3.65%) DMARC
10 8 (3.65%) HTTP
10 8 (3.65%) VLAN
11 7 (3.20%) IPsec
11 7 (3.20%) SSH
11 7 (3.20%) VPN
11 7 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.16%) Big Data
2 26 (11.87%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.65%) Apache Hive
3 8 (3.65%) HBase
3 8 (3.65%) Impala
4 7 (3.20%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.28%) MySQL
6 4 (1.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.91%) GIS
7 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.46%) dBASE
8 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (5.02%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (4.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.20%) Metasploit
4 6 (2.74%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.46%) GitLab
5 1 (0.46%) Hudson
5 1 (0.46%) Maven
5 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 65 (29.68%) Finance
2 9 (4.11%) Banking
2 9 (4.11%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.37%) Front Office
4 3 (1.37%) Legal
5 2 (0.91%) Electronics
5 2 (0.91%) Games
5 2 (0.91%) Law
5 2 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.46%) Advertising
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Military
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.39%) AngularJS
2 11 (5.02%) .NET
3 6 (2.74%) .NET Framework
3 6 (2.74%) CSS
3 6 (2.74%) HTML
4 5 (2.28%) XML
5 4 (1.83%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.83%) Kafka
5 4 (1.83%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.83%) SAML
5 4 (1.83%) STL
5 4 (1.83%) Yocto
6 3 (1.37%) REST
7 2 (0.91%) LAMP
7 2 (0.91%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.91%) RESTful
8 1 (0.46%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.46%) HTML5
8 1 (0.46%) Java EE
8 1 (0.46%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 57 (26.03%) Computer Science
2 26 (11.87%) Management Information System
3 21 (9.59%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 16 (7.31%) Cyberattack
5 15 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (5.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (5.02%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (5.02%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (5.02%) Hedge funds
8 8 (3.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 7 (3.20%) Cyberthreat
9 7 (3.20%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (2.74%) Public Cloud
10 6 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.83%) BYOD
11 4 (1.83%) Cyber Defence
11 4 (1.83%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.83%) VHDL
12 3 (1.37%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 100 (45.66%) Linux
2 93 (42.47%) Windows
3 18 (8.22%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.65%) Unix
5 4 (1.83%) CentOS
5 4 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.91%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Android
7 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) VMS
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 62 (28.31%) SIEM
3 61 (27.85%) Information Security
4 44 (20.09%) Data Loss Prevention
5 36 (16.44%) Collaborative Working
6 34 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 31 (14.16%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (13.24%) Software Engineering
10 27 (12.33%) Identity Management
11 26 (11.87%) ITIL
12 25 (11.42%) DevOps
12 25 (11.42%) Security Operations
12 25 (11.42%) Vulnerability Management
13 24 (10.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 23 (10.50%) Quantitative Research
15 18 (8.22%) Security Architecture
16 17 (7.76%) Data Analysis
16 17 (7.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 63 (28.77%) Python
2 40 (18.26%) C
3 29 (13.24%) Java
4 23 (10.50%) C++
5 22 (10.05%) JavaScript
6 20 (9.13%) PowerShell
7 14 (6.39%) TypeScript
8 13 (5.94%) Bash Shell
9 12 (5.48%) Perl
10 9 (4.11%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.65%) Embedded C
11 8 (3.65%) Embedded C++
12 6 (2.74%) Go
12 6 (2.74%) SQL
13 4 (1.83%) Tcl
13 4 (1.83%) VBScript
14 2 (0.91%) C#
14 2 (0.91%) Java 8
14 2 (0.91%) PHP
14 2 (0.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (35.16%) Degree
2 70 (31.96%) Security Cleared
3 45 (20.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 43 (19.63%) CISSP
5 40 (18.26%) SC Cleared
6 31 (14.16%) CISM
7 20 (9.13%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (5.48%) CEH
9 10 (4.57%) CISA
9 10 (4.57%) DV Cleared
10 9 (4.11%) CCNA
11 7 (3.20%) GSEC
12 6 (2.74%) CCNP
12 6 (2.74%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.83%) CCIE
13 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.83%) JNCIE
14 3 (1.37%) GCIA
14 3 (1.37%) RHCE
14 3 (1.37%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.37%) GDPR
3 3 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.91%) RMADS
5 1 (0.46%) GCP
5 1 (0.46%) QA
5 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (14.16%) Docker
2 22 (10.05%) Active Directory
3 18 (8.22%) iptables
4 8 (3.65%) Apache Flume
4 8 (3.65%) HDFS
4 8 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.83%) KVM
7 2 (0.91%) Squid
8 1 (0.46%) Postfix
8 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (12.79%) Kubernetes
2 13 (5.94%) Ansible
3 12 (5.48%) Kibana
4 11 (5.02%) Puppet
5 8 (3.65%) Nessus
6 7 (3.20%) OpenVAS
7 6 (2.74%) QRadar
8 5 (2.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (2.28%) SCCM
8 5 (2.28%) Stealthwatch
9 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.83%) Nagios
9 4 (1.83%) OpenView
9 4 (1.83%) SCOM
10 3 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.37%) SELinux
11 2 (0.91%) Nmap
11 2 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.46%) Cobbler
12 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 24 (10.96%) Cisco
2 17 (7.76%) Splunk
3 13 (5.94%) Palo Alto
4 10 (4.57%) Darktrace
4 10 (4.57%) SolarWinds
5 9 (4.11%) ArcSight
6 8 (3.65%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.65%) EMC
6 8 (3.65%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.65%) Qualys
7 7 (3.20%) CheckPoint
7 7 (3.20%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.74%) HP
8 6 (2.74%) Juniper
8 6 (2.74%) VMware
9 5 (2.28%) Lancope
10 4 (1.83%) MapR
10 4 (1.83%) Rapid7
10 4 (1.83%) Tripwire
10 4 (1.83%) Vertica