Cybersecurity Specialist Jobs

Cybersecurity Specialist
UK

The median Cybersecurity Specialist salary in the UK is £50,500 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 16 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
16 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 765 841 1246
Rank change year-on-year +76 +405 -287
Permanent jobs requiring a Cybersecurity Specialist 121 49 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.058% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.063% 0.028%
Number of salaries quoted 96 45 46
10th Percentile - £42,500 £27,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £45,607
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,500 £58,000 £64,094
Median % change year-on-year -12.93% -9.51% -3.25%
75th Percentile £53,375 £72,000 £90,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £82,000 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £55,000 £62,250
% change year-on-year -8.18% -11.65% -4.23%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,221 77,630 172,276
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.62% 95.54%
Number of salaries quoted 66,169 53,196 89,143
10th Percentile £29,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £39,439 £44,192 £43,263
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £51,125
% change year-on-year -5.66% +3.67% +7.63%

Cybersecurity Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Cybersecurity Specialist in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity Specialist in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity Specialist in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity Specialist over the 6 months to 16 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity Specialist in the UK

Cybersecurity Specialist
Top 9 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 6 months to 16 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +84 119 £50,500 -8.18% 3
UK excluding London +21 100 £50,500 -8.18% 2
South East +41 71 £50,500 -0.49% 1
North of England +14 24 £60,000 +14.29% 1
North West +6 24 £60,000 +6.19%
London +70 19 £65,000 -3.70% 1
Work from Home +25 12 £60,000 -11.11% 3
South West -20 4 £45,000 -
Scotland -64 1 - -

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 16 July 2024, Cybersecurity Specialist job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Cybersecurity Specialist in the job title.

1 121 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (66.94%) NIST
3 68 (56.20%) Def Stans
4 67 (55.37%) GRC
5 22 (18.18%) Degree
5 22 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
7 17 (14.05%) Incident Response
8 16 (13.22%) Information Security
8 16 (13.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 14 (11.57%) Finance
9 14 (11.57%) Change Management
10 13 (10.74%) Social Skills
11 12 (9.92%) Operational Technology
12 9 (7.44%) Industrial Internet of Things
12 9 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (7.44%) Manufacturing
13 8 (6.61%) Firewall
13 8 (6.61%) CISSP
13 8 (6.61%) Cyber Essentials
13 8 (6.61%) Cyber Threat
13 8 (6.61%) SIEM
14 7 (5.79%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (5.79%) Mentoring
14 7 (5.79%) Identity Access Management
14 7 (5.79%) NCSC
15 6 (4.96%) Cyber Assurance
15 6 (4.96%) NIST 800
15 6 (4.96%) Coaching
15 6 (4.96%) Windows

Cybersecurity Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) AWS
1 5 (4.13%) Azure
2 2 (1.65%) Azure Sentinel
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Purview
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.61%) Firewall
2 3 (2.48%) Network Security
3 2 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.83%) X.509
General
1 14 (11.57%) Finance
2 13 (10.74%) Social Skills
3 9 (7.44%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.96%) Aerospace
5 4 (3.31%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (2.48%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) Sass
2 1 (0.83%) J2EE
2 1 (0.83%) LDAP
2 1 (0.83%) OAuth
2 1 (0.83%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.83%) OpenID
2 1 (0.83%) REST
2 1 (0.83%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Operational Technology
2 9 (7.44%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 8 (6.61%) Cyber Threat
4 4 (3.31%) Security Posture
5 3 (2.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.48%) PKI
6 2 (1.65%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Cyber Security Posture
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Onboarding
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.96%) Linux
1 6 (4.96%) Windows
2 3 (2.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 22 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 17 (14.05%) Incident Response
4 16 (13.22%) Information Security
5 14 (11.57%) Change Management
6 9 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (6.61%) SIEM
8 7 (5.79%) Identity Access Management
8 7 (5.79%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (4.96%) Coaching
9 6 (4.96%) Cyber Assurance
9 6 (4.96%) Information Assurance
9 6 (4.96%) Security Architecture
9 6 (4.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
11 4 (3.31%) Critical Thinking
11 4 (3.31%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 4 (3.31%) Threat Intelligence
11 4 (3.31%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (18.18%) Degree
2 19 (15.70%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.61%) CISSP
4 6 (4.96%) CISM
4 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.31%) CISA
6 3 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.65%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.83%) Azure Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (66.94%) NIST
2 68 (56.20%) Def Stans
3 67 (55.37%) GRC
4 16 (13.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (6.61%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (5.79%) NCSC
7 6 (4.96%) NIST 800
8 5 (4.13%) GDPR
9 4 (3.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (2.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
11 2 (1.65%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (2.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.83%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (3.31%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.83%) ForgeRock
2 1 (0.83%) Okta
2 1 (0.83%) Rapid7
2 1 (0.83%) Salesforce
2 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
2 1 (0.83%) Splunk
2 1 (0.83%) VMware