Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 183 333
Rank change year-on-year +8 +150 +208
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 3584 3556 2137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 1.88% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 2.11% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2833 2722 1563
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,750 £36,250 £31,600
90th Percentile £88,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 162655 168863 192975
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 128479 140408 158967
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 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 3391 £57,500 -4.17% 280
London +37 1904 £62,500 -7.41% 112
UK excluding London -18 1568 £50,000 - 177
South East -2 611 £55,000 -4.35% 54
North of England -5 278 £47,500 -5.00% 52
South West -73 257 £45,000 -10.00% 26
North West +15 207 £50,000 +11.11% 26
Midlands +18 172 £52,500 +5.00% 18
East of England +53 144 £50,000 - 19
West Midlands +8 139 £53,500 +1.90% 16
Scotland +22 85 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Yorkshire -27 65 £42,000 -26.96% 21
East Midlands +38 30 £50,000 +17.65% 2
Wales +20 27 £46,250 +2.78% 3
North East +4 6 £28,000 -37.78% 5
Northern Ireland -22 3 £60,000 -
Channel Islands +3 2 £75,000 -6.25%

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1480 (41.29%) Information Security
2 944 (26.34%) CISSP
3 878 (24.50%) Finance
4 732 (20.42%) SIEM
5 717 (20.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 711 (19.84%) Firewall
7 666 (18.58%) CISM
8 659 (18.39%) Windows
9 641 (17.89%) Degree
10 633 (17.66%) Linux
11 597 (16.66%) Penetration Testing
12 566 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 509 (14.20%) Security Operations
14 499 (13.92%) Security Cleared
15 467 (13.03%) Data Protection
16 453 (12.64%) Risk Management
17 405 (11.30%) Network Security
18 403 (11.24%) Python
19 390 (10.88%) Java
20 371 (10.35%) ITIL
21 350 (9.77%) Security Architecture
22 329 (9.18%) Management Information System
22 329 (9.18%) PCI DSS
23 327 (9.12%) Computer Science
24 324 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
25 309 (8.62%) TCP/IP
26 304 (8.48%) Vulnerability Management
27 302 (8.43%) Project Management
28 301 (8.40%) Microsoft
29 291 (8.12%) Banking

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 84 (2.34%) Apache Spark
2 71 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 54 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
4 46 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 26 (0.73%) Apache
6 21 (0.59%) IIS
7 20 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (0.50%) Skype for Business
9 14 (0.39%) Apache Pig
9 14 (0.39%) Confluence
10 10 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.25%) NetWeaver
11 9 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.20%) Mongoose
12 7 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.17%) Documentum
14 5 (0.14%) nginx
15 4 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.084%) WebSphere
Applications
1 91 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.028%) InVision
8 1 (0.028%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.028%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.028%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.25%) SAP GRC
2 8 (0.22%) assyst
3 6 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.14%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.14%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.084%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.084%) SAP PS
6 3 (0.084%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.056%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.056%) Workfront
8 1 (0.028%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 217 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 158 (4.41%) SaaS
3 156 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 111 (3.10%) IaaS
5 86 (2.40%) Office 365
6 70 (1.95%) PaaS
7 57 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.45%) Mimecast
9 14 (0.39%) GitHub
10 12 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.25%) Slack
12 7 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 7 (0.20%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.14%) Boomi
14 5 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.11%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 711 (19.84%) Firewall
2 405 (11.30%) Network Security
3 309 (8.62%) TCP/IP
4 148 (4.13%) WAN
5 147 (4.10%) DNS
6 143 (3.99%) Internet
7 133 (3.71%) LAN
8 118 (3.29%) Intrusion Detection
9 96 (2.68%) DHCP
10 92 (2.57%) VPN
11 77 (2.15%) Wireless
12 49 (1.37%) VLAN
13 43 (1.20%) SAN
14 42 (1.17%) Ethernet
15 41 (1.14%) HTTP
16 37 (1.03%) SMTP
16 37 (1.03%) VoIP
17 35 (0.98%) Unified Communications
18 33 (0.92%) SSL
19 31 (0.86%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (4.66%) Big Data
2 92 (2.57%) SQL Server
3 75 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
4 71 (1.98%) MongoDB
5 63 (1.76%) NoSQL
6 54 (1.51%) Hadoop
7 37 (1.03%) Blockchain
8 35 (0.98%) MySQL
9 26 (0.73%) Apache Hive
10 24 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (0.61%) HBase
12 16 (0.45%) GIS
13 13 (0.36%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.28%) Redis
16 8 (0.22%) DB2
16 8 (0.22%) RDBMS
17 7 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
18 6 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 63 (1.76%) Git (software)
2 55 (1.53%) Selenium
3 44 (1.23%) JIRA
4 37 (1.03%) Metasploit
5 35 (0.98%) Cucumber
6 26 (0.73%) Burp Suite
6 26 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 24 (0.67%) WebDriver
8 17 (0.47%) Bitbucket
9 16 (0.45%) JUnit
10 13 (0.36%) JMeter
11 12 (0.33%) Eclipse
12 11 (0.31%) Maven
12 11 (0.31%) Subversion
12 11 (0.31%) Visual Studio
13 9 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.25%) Redmine
14 8 (0.22%) git-flow
14 8 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
15 7 (0.20%) CodeSonar
General
1 878 (24.50%) Finance
2 291 (8.12%) Banking
3 215 (6.00%) Legal
4 150 (4.19%) Telecoms
5 108 (3.01%) Retail
6 104 (2.90%) Marketing
7 93 (2.59%) Law
8 87 (2.43%) Investment Banking
9 57 (1.59%) Retail Banking
10 54 (1.51%) Manufacturing
11 40 (1.12%) Games
12 38 (1.06%) Electronics
13 35 (0.98%) Aerospace
14 27 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.64%) Publishing
16 21 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
17 18 (0.50%) Advertising
18 12 (0.33%) Automotive
19 9 (0.25%) German Language
19 9 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 661 (18.44%) Analyst
2 488 (13.62%) Security Analyst
3 461 (12.86%) Consultant
4 353 (9.85%) Security Manager
5 351 (9.79%) Security Engineer
6 339 (9.46%) Security Consultant
7 281 (7.84%) Developer
8 260 (7.25%) Architect
9 193 (5.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 173 (4.83%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 166 (4.63%) Security Architect
12 145 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 134 (3.74%) Senior Consultant
14 123 (3.43%) IT Analyst
15 120 (3.35%) Information Manager
15 120 (3.35%) Information Security Manager
16 117 (3.26%) Senior Security Consultant
17 113 (3.15%) IT Security Analyst
18 107 (2.99%) Security Specialist
19 103 (2.87%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (3.40%) Web Services
2 113 (3.15%) .NET
3 104 (2.90%) HTML
4 87 (2.43%) Natural Language Processing
5 80 (2.23%) Node.js
6 78 (2.18%) CSS
7 75 (2.09%) AngularJS
8 70 (1.95%) Spring
9 61 (1.70%) REST
10 56 (1.56%) Django
11 53 (1.48%) jQuery
12 51 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
13 50 (1.40%) Hibernate
14 40 (1.12%) React
15 34 (0.95%) HTML5
16 30 (0.84%) Java EE
17 27 (0.75%) ASP.NET
17 27 (0.75%) TensorFlow
18 25 (0.70%) RESTful
19 22 (0.61%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 329 (9.18%) Management Information System
2 327 (9.12%) Computer Science
3 324 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
4 280 (7.81%) Cyberthreat
5 199 (5.55%) Data Centre
6 179 (4.99%) Security Operations Centre
7 145 (4.05%) Data Protection Act
8 134 (3.74%) Cyber Attack
9 72 (2.01%) Cyber Defence
10 67 (1.87%) CESG
11 62 (1.73%) PKI
12 60 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 57 (1.59%) Fintech
14 56 (1.56%) Cybercrime
15 55 (1.53%) User Experience
16 54 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 49 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
18 40 (1.12%) Public Cloud
19 37 (1.03%) Mobile App
20 32 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 659 (18.39%) Windows
2 633 (17.66%) Linux
3 218 (6.08%) Unix
4 210 (5.86%) Windows Server
5 98 (2.73%) Apple iOS
6 72 (2.01%) Android
7 54 (1.51%) Mac OS X
8 48 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (0.86%) Windows 7
11 28 (0.78%) CentOS
11 28 (0.78%) Ubuntu
12 24 (0.67%) Kali Linux
13 23 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (0.53%) VxWorks
15 18 (0.50%) Windows 10
15 18 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.28%) VMS
17 7 (0.20%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.20%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1480 (41.29%) Information Security
2 732 (20.42%) SIEM
3 597 (16.66%) Penetration Testing
4 566 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 509 (14.20%) Security Operations
6 467 (13.03%) Data Protection
7 453 (12.64%) Risk Management
8 371 (10.35%) ITIL
9 350 (9.77%) Security Architecture
10 304 (8.48%) Vulnerability Management
11 302 (8.43%) Project Management
12 263 (7.34%) Analytics
12 263 (7.34%) DevOps
13 229 (6.39%) Identity Access Management
14 222 (6.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 220 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
16 212 (5.92%) Business Development
17 198 (5.52%) Incident Management
18 194 (5.41%) Machine Learning
19 179 (4.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 403 (11.24%) Python
2 390 (10.88%) Java
3 229 (6.39%) C#
4 217 (6.05%) C++
5 210 (5.86%) JavaScript
6 204 (5.69%) C
7 187 (5.22%) SQL
8 127 (3.54%) Ruby
9 125 (3.49%) PowerShell
10 100 (2.79%) Bash Shell
11 86 (2.40%) Perl
12 71 (1.98%) PHP
13 52 (1.45%) Shell Script
14 42 (1.17%) Go
15 26 (0.73%) Objective-C
16 22 (0.61%) Scala
17 19 (0.53%) VB.NET
18 18 (0.50%) Korn
19 11 (0.31%) VB
20 9 (0.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 944 (26.34%) CISSP
2 666 (18.58%) CISM
3 641 (17.89%) Degree
4 499 (13.92%) Security Cleared
5 276 (7.70%) SC Cleared
6 253 (7.06%) CISA
7 184 (5.13%) CEH
7 184 (5.13%) GIAC
8 171 (4.77%) Computer Science Degree
9 160 (4.46%) DV Cleared
10 149 (4.16%) SANS
11 138 (3.85%) GCIH
12 136 (3.79%) CREST Certified
13 117 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
14 94 (2.62%) CRISC
15 92 (2.57%) CESG Certified Professional
16 83 (2.32%) CompTIA Security+
16 83 (2.32%) Security+ Certification
17 78 (2.18%) GCIA
18 68 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 717 (20.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 329 (9.18%) PCI DSS
3 235 (6.56%) GDPR
4 169 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 120 (3.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 73 (2.04%) NIST 800
7 69 (1.93%) COBIT
8 60 (1.67%) QA
9 47 (1.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 40 (1.12%) SLA
11 38 (1.06%) PMO
12 36 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 31 (0.86%) ISO 22301
14 23 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
14 23 (0.64%) ISO 9001
15 16 (0.45%) GPG13
16 12 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 11 (0.31%) SAS 70
18 10 (0.28%) PSD2
19 8 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 221 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 132 (3.68%) Docker
3 99 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 48 (1.34%) Snort
6 41 (1.14%) vSphere
7 33 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
8 29 (0.81%) Hyper-V
9 19 (0.53%) ProxySG
10 15 (0.42%) Firmware
10 15 (0.42%) VMware NSX
11 11 (0.31%) HDFS
12 9 (0.25%) NFS
12 9 (0.25%) Samba
13 6 (0.17%) KVM
14 4 (0.11%) iptables
14 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.11%) XenApp
15 2 (0.056%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 98 (2.73%) Kubernetes
2 73 (2.04%) Nessus
3 64 (1.79%) Puppet
4 57 (1.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 54 (1.51%) CSIRT
6 50 (1.40%) Ansible
7 45 (1.26%) QRadar
8 34 (0.95%) FortiGate
9 30 (0.84%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 29 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
11 28 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 25 (0.70%) Nmap
13 25 (0.70%) SCCM
14 19 (0.53%) SCOM
15 17 (0.47%) Nagios
15 17 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
16 16 (0.45%) vCenter Server
17 15 (0.42%) Terraform
18 13 (0.36%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 301 (8.40%) Microsoft
2 205 (5.72%) Cisco
3 156 (4.35%) VMware
4 116 (3.24%) CheckPoint
5 108 (3.01%) Splunk
6 95 (2.65%) Palo Alto
7 70 (1.95%) ArcSight
8 67 (1.87%) McAfee
9 62 (1.73%) Sophos
10 61 (1.70%) FireEye
10 61 (1.70%) Juniper
10 61 (1.70%) LogRhythm
11 59 (1.65%) Apple
12 58 (1.62%) Oracle
13 57 (1.59%) SAP
14 51 (1.42%) Fortinet
15 50 (1.40%) Blue Coat
16 49 (1.37%) F5
16 49 (1.37%) Symantec
17 44 (1.23%) Citrix