Period
to 26 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cybersecurity skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 26 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 183 346
Rank change year-on-year -9 +163 +228
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 3328 3560 2020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.88% 1.85% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.09% 2.07% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2653 2738 1576
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Cybersecurity is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 159505 171809 193501
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.91% 89.13% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 125527 143321 159045
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybersecurity within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 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 -7 3181 £57,500 -4.17% 161
London +32 1703 £65,000 - 76
UK excluding London -29 1565 £50,000 -4.76% 91
South East -3 615 £52,500 -12.50% 21
North of England -33 287 £50,000 -4.76% 21
South West -74 263 £47,500 -5.00% 25
North West +5 219 £52,500 +10.53% 18
Midlands +23 192 £50,000 -16.67% 6
West Midlands +21 163 £50,000 -16.67% 4
East of England +25 112 £57,500 +15.00% 12
Scotland +30 79 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Yorkshire -53 63 £41,000 -31.67% 2
East Midlands +43 28 £48,750 +14.71% 2
Wales +1 24 £47,500 +35.71% 3
North East +9 5 £28,000 -32.12% 1
Channel Islands +9 2 £75,000 -6.25%
Northern Ireland -21 2 £51,250 +20.59%

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 1399 (42.04%) Information Security
2 871 (26.17%) CISSP
3 792 (23.80%) Finance
4 698 (20.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 642 (19.29%) Firewall
6 626 (18.81%) CISM
7 621 (18.66%) Degree
8 620 (18.63%) SIEM
9 603 (18.12%) Security Cleared
10 591 (17.76%) Windows
11 577 (17.34%) Linux
12 572 (17.19%) Penetration Testing
13 488 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
14 459 (13.79%) Risk Management
15 455 (13.67%) Security Operations
16 434 (13.04%) Data Protection
17 398 (11.96%) Java
18 383 (11.51%) Security Architecture
19 358 (10.76%) Python
20 355 (10.67%) ITIL
21 351 (10.55%) Network Security
22 349 (10.49%) PCI DSS
23 321 (9.65%) Computer Science
24 319 (9.59%) SC Cleared
25 300 (9.01%) Management Information System
26 299 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
27 274 (8.23%) Banking
28 272 (8.17%) Project Management
29 262 (7.87%) Vulnerability Management
30 249 (7.48%) TCP/IP

Cybersecurity
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 57 (1.71%) MS Exchange
2 53 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 39 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
4 33 (0.99%) SharePoint
5 25 (0.75%) Apache
6 21 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (0.60%) IIS
8 17 (0.51%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 13 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.27%) Confluence
12 8 (0.24%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.18%) Documentum
13 6 (0.18%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.12%) nginx
15 3 (0.090%) JBoss
15 3 (0.090%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.090%) WebLogic
16 2 (0.060%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.090%) GIMP
6 3 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.030%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.030%) InVision
7 1 (0.030%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.030%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.030%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (0.33%) assyst
2 8 (0.24%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.12%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.12%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.060%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.060%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.030%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 185 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 163 (4.90%) SaaS
3 127 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 105 (3.16%) IaaS
5 66 (1.98%) PaaS
6 61 (1.83%) Office 365
7 52 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.48%) GitHub
9 12 (0.36%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 11 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.21%) Slack
13 5 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.090%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.090%) Bluemix
15 3 (0.090%) IBM Cloud
15 3 (0.090%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 642 (19.29%) Firewall
2 351 (10.55%) Network Security
3 249 (7.48%) TCP/IP
4 152 (4.57%) Internet
5 146 (4.39%) DNS
6 124 (3.73%) WAN
7 111 (3.34%) LAN
8 97 (2.91%) DHCP
9 87 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 82 (2.46%) VPN
11 62 (1.86%) Wireless
12 57 (1.71%) VLAN
13 48 (1.44%) Ethernet
13 48 (1.44%) HTTP
14 41 (1.23%) MPLS
15 40 (1.20%) SAN
16 35 (1.05%) VoIP
17 34 (1.02%) SSL
18 33 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
19 30 (0.90%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (4.48%) Big Data
2 67 (2.01%) SQL Server
3 54 (1.62%) Hadoop
4 49 (1.47%) MongoDB
5 42 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 28 (0.84%) Blockchain
8 21 (0.63%) GIS
9 19 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (0.57%) Relational Database
10 18 (0.54%) MySQL
11 16 (0.48%) Apache Hive
12 15 (0.45%) Data Lake
12 15 (0.45%) Redis
13 12 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.30%) Couchbase
16 8 (0.24%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.21%) CouchDB
17 7 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 64 (1.92%) Selenium
2 45 (1.35%) Cucumber
3 41 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 37 (1.11%) Metasploit
5 33 (0.99%) JIRA
6 31 (0.93%) Jenkins
7 23 (0.69%) JMeter
8 22 (0.66%) WebDriver
9 21 (0.63%) Burp Suite
10 20 (0.60%) JUnit
11 15 (0.45%) LoadRunner
12 13 (0.39%) Bitbucket
13 11 (0.33%) IDA Disassembler
13 11 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (0.30%) EasyMock
15 8 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.24%) OllyDbg
15 8 (0.24%) WinDbg
16 7 (0.21%) Maven
16 7 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 792 (23.80%) Finance
2 274 (8.23%) Banking
3 200 (6.01%) Telecoms
4 157 (4.72%) Legal
5 138 (4.15%) Retail
6 125 (3.76%) Marketing
7 92 (2.76%) Law
8 88 (2.64%) Investment Banking
9 66 (1.98%) Manufacturing
10 63 (1.89%) Electronics
11 61 (1.83%) Retail Banking
12 39 (1.17%) Games
13 27 (0.81%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.48%) Advertising
16 14 (0.42%) Automotive
17 12 (0.36%) Publishing
18 11 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 8 (0.24%) Military
20 6 (0.18%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 607 (18.24%) Analyst
2 469 (14.09%) Security Analyst
3 425 (12.77%) Consultant
4 341 (10.25%) Security Manager
5 319 (9.59%) Security Engineer
6 315 (9.47%) Security Consultant
7 249 (7.48%) Architect
8 221 (6.64%) Developer
9 190 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 175 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 169 (5.08%) Security Architect
12 138 (4.15%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 120 (3.61%) Business Manager
14 113 (3.40%) Development Manager
14 113 (3.40%) IT Analyst
15 111 (3.34%) Business Development Manager
16 109 (3.28%) Information Security Manager
17 108 (3.25%) Information Manager
18 106 (3.19%) Senior Consultant
19 104 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (4.30%) Web Services
2 91 (2.73%) HTML
3 88 (2.64%) .NET
4 73 (2.19%) CSS
5 55 (1.65%) Node.js
6 39 (1.17%) REST
7 36 (1.08%) Natural Language Processing
8 35 (1.05%) AngularJS
9 33 (0.99%) Spring
10 32 (0.96%) Django
11 31 (0.93%) jQuery
12 29 (0.87%) Java EE
13 26 (0.78%) HTML5
14 25 (0.75%) React
15 24 (0.72%) JSON
15 24 (0.72%) XML
16 23 (0.69%) Hibernate
17 22 (0.66%) TensorFlow
18 21 (0.63%) ASP.NET
19 19 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 321 (9.65%) Computer Science
2 300 (9.01%) Management Information System
3 299 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
4 215 (6.46%) Cyberthreat
5 180 (5.41%) Data Centre
6 157 (4.72%) Security Operations Centre
7 136 (4.09%) Cyber Attack
8 134 (4.03%) Data Protection Act
9 77 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
10 75 (2.25%) CESG
11 68 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 55 (1.65%) Cybercrime
12 55 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 50 (1.50%) PKI
14 48 (1.44%) User Experience
15 44 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
16 39 (1.17%) Fintech
16 39 (1.17%) Mobile App
17 36 (1.08%) Smartphone
18 35 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 591 (17.76%) Windows
2 577 (17.34%) Linux
3 204 (6.13%) Windows Server
4 193 (5.80%) Unix
5 85 (2.55%) Android
5 85 (2.55%) Apple iOS
6 53 (1.59%) Mac OS X
7 43 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (1.20%) VxWorks
10 26 (0.78%) CentOS
11 23 (0.69%) Windows 7
12 22 (0.66%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.51%) Kali Linux
14 16 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.45%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.24%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.21%) AIX
17 7 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1399 (42.04%) Information Security
2 620 (18.63%) SIEM
3 572 (17.19%) Penetration Testing
4 488 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
5 459 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 455 (13.67%) Security Operations
7 434 (13.04%) Data Protection
8 383 (11.51%) Security Architecture
9 355 (10.67%) ITIL
10 272 (8.17%) Project Management
11 262 (7.87%) Vulnerability Management
12 239 (7.18%) Analytics
13 224 (6.73%) DevOps
14 217 (6.52%) Business Development
15 209 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 200 (6.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 198 (5.95%) Identity Access Management
18 194 (5.83%) Software Engineering
19 178 (5.35%) Incident Management
20 168 (5.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 398 (11.96%) Java
2 358 (10.76%) Python
3 231 (6.94%) C++
4 220 (6.61%) C
5 185 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 176 (5.29%) C#
7 135 (4.06%) SQL
8 95 (2.85%) Ruby
9 90 (2.70%) PowerShell
10 86 (2.58%) Perl
11 57 (1.71%) Bash Shell
12 43 (1.29%) PHP
12 43 (1.29%) Shell Script
13 33 (0.99%) Go
14 32 (0.96%) Scala
15 17 (0.51%) R
16 13 (0.39%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.36%) VB
18 11 (0.33%) Korn
19 8 (0.24%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 871 (26.17%) CISSP
2 626 (18.81%) CISM
3 621 (18.66%) Degree
4 603 (18.12%) Security Cleared
5 319 (9.59%) SC Cleared
6 242 (7.27%) DV Cleared
7 235 (7.06%) CISA
8 145 (4.36%) CEH
9 137 (4.12%) CREST Certified
10 127 (3.82%) GIAC
11 125 (3.76%) GCIH
12 121 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
13 107 (3.22%) CESG Certified Professional
14 98 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
15 97 (2.91%) SANS
16 96 (2.88%) CRISC
17 70 (2.10%) ISEB
18 65 (1.95%) GCIA
19 63 (1.89%) CCNP
20 56 (1.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 698 (20.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 349 (10.49%) PCI DSS
3 210 (6.31%) GDPR
4 149 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 139 (4.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 65 (1.95%) QA
7 63 (1.89%) NIST 800
8 58 (1.74%) COBIT
9 54 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 40 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 36 (1.08%) ISO 22301
12 32 (0.96%) SLA
13 29 (0.87%) ISO 9001
14 26 (0.78%) PMO
15 24 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 17 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 10 (0.30%) ISO 14001
17 10 (0.30%) RMADS
18 9 (0.27%) SAS 70
19 7 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 204 (6.13%) Active Directory
2 124 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (2.37%) Docker
4 68 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
5 60 (1.80%) Snort
6 41 (1.23%) vSphere
7 33 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 28 (0.84%) Firmware
8 28 (0.84%) ProxySG
8 28 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.33%) KVM
10 9 (0.27%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.21%) XenApp
12 6 (0.18%) iptables
12 6 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.15%) NFS
13 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.12%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.090%) Postfix
15 3 (0.090%) Samba
Systems Management
1 75 (2.25%) Nessus
2 61 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 56 (1.68%) Ansible
4 41 (1.23%) Puppet
5 40 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 36 (1.08%) QRadar
7 35 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (0.99%) FortiGate
9 32 (0.96%) CSIRT
10 25 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 24 (0.72%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 21 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (0.51%) SCCM
14 16 (0.48%) SCOM
15 15 (0.45%) FTK
16 14 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
16 14 (0.42%) Nagios
17 13 (0.39%) RSA enVision
17 13 (0.39%) vCenter Server
18 12 (0.36%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 218 (6.55%) Microsoft
2 195 (5.86%) Cisco
3 166 (4.99%) VMware
4 129 (3.88%) CheckPoint
5 120 (3.61%) Splunk
6 89 (2.67%) LogRhythm
7 81 (2.43%) Palo Alto
8 74 (2.22%) Juniper
9 70 (2.10%) ArcSight
10 63 (1.89%) SAP
11 56 (1.68%) Apple
12 48 (1.44%) Oracle
13 47 (1.41%) Blue Coat
14 46 (1.38%) McAfee
15 41 (1.23%) Citrix
15 41 (1.23%) F5
16 39 (1.17%) FireEye
17 35 (1.05%) Qualys
18 31 (0.93%) IBM
18 31 (0.93%) Symantec