The median annual salary for a Cybersecurity Specialist was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity Specialist
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 937 967
Rank change year-on-year +93 +30  
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 14 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.016% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.017% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 12 9 7
Median salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,304 £55,000 £42,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,750 £64,300 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,304 £55,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -43.08% +22.22%  

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 82030 100201 104416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68128 83906 85283
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Cybersecurity Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Cybersecurity Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Specialist in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Specialist in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Specialist in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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 +98 10 £61,250 +11.36%
South East +56 5 £60,000 -
London +75 4 £85,000 +36.00%
West Wales - 4 £31,304 -
Wales - 4 £31,304 -
Swansea - 4 £31,304 -
Surrey - 3 £60,000 -
Birmingham - 1 £30,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £30,000 -
Southampton - 1 £62,500 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £62,500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Cybersecurity Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (75.68%) Information Security
3 19 (51.35%) Penetration Testing
3 19 (51.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (32.43%) CISSP
5 11 (29.73%) CISA
5 11 (29.73%) CISM
5 11 (29.73%) SANS
6 10 (27.03%) Windows
6 10 (27.03%) PCI DSS
6 10 (27.03%) SIEM
7 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) Threat Modelling
7 9 (24.32%) Identity Access Management
7 9 (24.32%) CREST Certified
7 9 (24.32%) Linux
7 9 (24.32%) GIAC
7 9 (24.32%) SSAE 16
8 8 (21.62%) Security Operations
8 8 (21.62%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (21.62%) ITIL
9 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
9 7 (18.92%) Degree
9 7 (18.92%) PKI
9 7 (18.92%) Splunk
9 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 7 (18.92%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (16.22%) Security Operations Centre
10 6 (16.22%) Security Auditing
10 6 (16.22%) Threat Detection

Cybersecurity Specialist 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 2 (5.41%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (16.22%) Sumo Logic
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) Network Security
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.70%) Junos
4 1 (2.70%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) VLAN
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) PKI
2 6 (16.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (8.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.41%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.70%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 28 (75.68%) Information Security
3 19 (51.35%) Penetration Testing
4 10 (27.03%) SIEM
5 9 (24.32%) Identity Access Management
5 9 (24.32%) Threat Modelling
6 8 (21.62%) ITIL
6 8 (21.62%) Security Operations
6 8 (21.62%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (18.92%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (18.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (16.22%) Information Security Management
8 6 (16.22%) Open Source
8 6 (16.22%) Presales
8 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (16.22%) Security Architecture
8 6 (16.22%) Security Auditing
8 6 (16.22%) Security Management
8 6 (16.22%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Bash Shell
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
1 6 (16.22%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) CISSP
2 11 (29.73%) CISA
2 11 (29.73%) CISM
2 11 (29.73%) SANS
3 9 (24.32%) CREST Certified
3 9 (24.32%) GIAC
3 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
4 7 (18.92%) Degree
4 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) GCFA
5 6 (16.22%) GPEN
5 6 (16.22%) OSCP
6 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) CCNP
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.70%) CRISC
7 1 (2.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (27.03%) PCI DSS
3 9 (24.32%) SSAE 16
4 6 (16.22%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) logstash
1 6 (16.22%) WMI
2 2 (5.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (5.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Splunk
2 6 (16.22%) Sophos
3 2 (5.41%) CA
3 2 (5.41%) ForgeRock
3 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.41%) IBM
3 2 (5.41%) LogRhythm
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) NetIQ
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.41%) Tufin
4 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.70%) Juniper
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