Cybersecurity
UK

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 24 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 37 45 79
Rank change year-on-year +8 +34 -8
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 5,439 5,911 7,541
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.37% 6.03% 4.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.35% 6.31% 4.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3,924 3,155 3,689
10th Percentile £35,631 £37,500 £36,750
25th Percentile £44,250 £48,750 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £79,750 £83,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £59,526 £58,000
% change year-on-year -11.80% +2.63% +5.45%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,719 93,735 157,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 84.61% 95.58% 95.84%
Number of salaries quoted 60,185 55,235 82,763
10th Percentile £29,250 £34,000 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +9.38%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 24 May 2024.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 19 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 24 May 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 +18 4,883 £57,500 -11.54% 1,215
UK excluding London +8 3,826 £52,500 -11.80% 928
Work from Home +9 1,899 £57,500 -11.54% 559
London +22 1,415 £72,500 +3.57% 454
South East +22 972 £50,500 -8.18% 291
North of England +11 927 £52,084 -13.19% 218
Midlands +18 697 £55,000 -8.33% 120
South West +11 622 £60,000 -4.00% 150
North West -2 574 £52,084 -15.99% 138
West Midlands +12 504 £55,087 -11.86% 67
Scotland -54 317 £52,500 -11.80% 49
Yorkshire +18 258 £51,000 -15.00% 71
East of England +24 206 £54,000 +2.86% 86
East Midlands +27 189 £42,500 -10.53% 52
North East +50 95 £42,500 -3.41% 9
Wales -40 52 £52,500 -25.00% 22
Northern Ireland -16 25 £42,500 -19.05% 15
Isle of Man -12 8 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Channel Islands -4 1 £100,000 -13.04% 1

Cybersecurity
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:

Application Platforms
1 249 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 219 (4.03%) Microsoft Exchange
3 37 (0.68%) IIS
4 22 (0.40%) Apache Spark
5 21 (0.39%) Apache
6 16 (0.29%) Confluence
7 14 (0.26%) FileNet
8 10 (0.18%) CMS
9 6 (0.11%) Jupyter
10 5 (0.092%) Apache Airflow
10 5 (0.092%) Luigi
10 5 (0.092%) Site Server
11 4 (0.074%) CloudStack
11 4 (0.074%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (0.074%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.055%) nginx
13 2 (0.037%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.037%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.037%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.037%) WordPress
Applications
1 225 (4.14%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 49 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.17%) Simulink
7 8 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 8 (0.15%) Revit
8 6 (0.11%) Trello
9 5 (0.092%) CANalyzer
10 4 (0.074%) Stateflow
10 4 (0.074%) Windchill
11 2 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 17 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.092%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (0.092%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.074%) SAP WM
5 3 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.055%) Primavera
6 2 (0.037%) Infor LN
7 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.018%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.018%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1,366 (25.11%) Azure
2 826 (15.19%) Microsoft 365
3 558 (10.26%) AWS
4 471 (8.66%) Entra ID
5 252 (4.63%) SaaS
6 186 (3.42%) GCP
7 135 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
8 125 (2.30%) PaaS
9 111 (2.04%) IaaS
10 105 (1.93%) Power Platform
11 82 (1.51%) Azure Sentinel
12 65 (1.20%) Amazon S3
13 57 (1.05%) Azure DevOps
14 52 (0.96%) OneDrive
15 49 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
16 38 (0.70%) GitHub
16 38 (0.70%) PowerApps
17 37 (0.68%) Serverless
18 35 (0.64%) Datadog
18 35 (0.64%) Microsoft Purview
Communications & Networking
1 823 (15.13%) Firewall
2 381 (7.00%) Network Security
3 263 (4.84%) WAN
4 244 (4.49%) 5G
5 236 (4.34%) DNS
6 235 (4.32%) Broadband
7 207 (3.81%) TCP/IP
8 188 (3.46%) LAN
9 170 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 155 (2.85%) DHCP
11 133 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
11 133 (2.45%) VPN
12 107 (1.97%) SD-WAN
13 93 (1.71%) Internet
14 92 (1.69%) Wireless
15 79 (1.45%) SAN
16 63 (1.16%) MPLS
17 58 (1.07%) VLAN
18 55 (1.01%) Unified Communications
19 48 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 89 (1.64%) Power BI
3 58 (1.07%) MySQL
4 56 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 54 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 53 (0.97%) Big Data
7 40 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 33 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 29 (0.53%) Redis
10 27 (0.50%) MongoDB
11 24 (0.44%) Oracle Database
11 24 (0.44%) Relational Database
12 23 (0.42%) Data Lake
13 20 (0.37%) Scylla
14 18 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
15 16 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
16 14 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
17 11 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
18 8 (0.15%) Tableau
19 6 (0.11%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 85 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 74 (1.36%) JIRA
3 52 (0.96%) Git
4 36 (0.66%) Burp Suite
4 36 (0.66%) Metasploit
5 24 (0.44%) GitLab
6 22 (0.40%) JUnit
7 20 (0.37%) SonarQube
8 19 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
9 17 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
10 13 (0.24%) Visual Studio
11 10 (0.18%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.15%) Subversion
13 7 (0.13%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.13%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.11%) Mockito
15 5 (0.092%) CANoe
15 5 (0.092%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.092%) Gradle
15 5 (0.092%) Selenium
General
1 1,316 (24.20%) Social Skills
2 976 (17.94%) Finance
3 722 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
4 680 (12.50%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 364 (6.69%) Law
6 311 (5.72%) Legal
7 236 (4.34%) Public Sector
8 186 (3.42%) Banking
9 178 (3.27%) Telecoms
10 150 (2.76%) Retail
11 147 (2.70%) Marketing
12 142 (2.61%) Manufacturing
13 125 (2.30%) Games
14 117 (2.15%) Military
15 111 (2.04%) Organisational Skills
16 108 (1.99%) Aerospace
17 88 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
18 75 (1.38%) Automotive
19 63 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
20 54 (0.99%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 924 (16.99%) Senior
2 719 (13.22%) Analyst
3 435 (8.00%) Architect
4 434 (7.98%) Lead
5 368 (6.77%) Consultant
6 352 (6.47%) Security Analyst
7 333 (6.12%) Security Engineer
8 281 (5.17%) Security Manager
9 267 (4.91%) Security Consultant
10 264 (4.85%) Software Engineer
11 234 (4.30%) IT Manager
12 228 (4.19%) Security Architect
13 214 (3.93%) Technical Specialist
14 213 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 212 (3.90%) Linux Specialist
16 192 (3.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 188 (3.46%) IT Engineer
18 185 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
19 178 (3.27%) IT Support
20 158 (2.90%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (1.58%) HTML
2 83 (1.53%) .NET
3 73 (1.34%) CSS
3 73 (1.34%) REST
4 64 (1.18%) Web Services
5 63 (1.16%) Kafka
6 58 (1.07%) AngularJS
7 54 (0.99%) JSON
8 53 (0.97%) React
9 52 (0.96%) Node.js
10 48 (0.88%) Spring
11 47 (0.86%) OAuth
12 46 (0.85%) OpenID
13 43 (0.79%) jQuery
14 41 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
15 36 (0.66%) OpenTelemetry
16 34 (0.63%) GraphQL
17 32 (0.59%) Middleware
18 27 (0.50%) RESTful
19 26 (0.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 623 (11.45%) Management Information System
2 340 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 276 (5.07%) Cyber Threat
4 255 (4.69%) Social Media
5 224 (4.12%) Security Posture
6 222 (4.08%) Operational Technology
7 195 (3.59%) Algorithms
8 188 (3.46%) Security Operations Centre
9 185 (3.40%) Cyberattack
10 184 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
11 145 (2.67%) Public Cloud
12 132 (2.43%) IoT
13 123 (2.26%) Driving Licence
14 120 (2.21%) Onboarding
15 95 (1.75%) PKI
16 94 (1.73%) Cloud Native
17 87 (1.60%) Cyber Defence
18 76 (1.40%) Product Ownership
19 67 (1.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
20 64 (1.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 979 (18.00%) Windows
2 644 (11.84%) Linux
3 418 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 242 (4.45%) Ubuntu
5 144 (2.65%) Windows 10
6 98 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 93 (1.71%) Unix
8 80 (1.47%) Android
9 71 (1.31%) Windows Server 2016
10 65 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
11 57 (1.05%) Mac OS
12 53 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
13 45 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (0.75%) Kali Linux
15 25 (0.46%) Windows 7
16 21 (0.39%) VMS
17 20 (0.37%) Mac OS X
18 19 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (0.18%) Debian
20 9 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,061 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
2 970 (17.83%) Information Security
3 657 (12.08%) Incident Response
4 615 (11.31%) SIEM
5 561 (10.31%) Risk Management
6 556 (10.22%) Agile
7 550 (10.11%) Security Operations
8 548 (10.08%) Mentoring
9 513 (9.43%) Computer Science
10 458 (8.42%) ITIL
11 447 (8.22%) Artificial Intelligence
12 406 (7.46%) Coaching
13 391 (7.19%) Software Engineering
14 383 (7.04%) IT Strategy
15 373 (6.86%) Roadmaps
16 369 (6.78%) Penetration Testing
17 365 (6.71%) Vulnerability Management
18 364 (6.69%) Decision-Making
19 362 (6.66%) Project Management
20 348 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 464 (8.53%) Python
2 414 (7.61%) Bash
3 349 (6.42%) SQL
4 324 (5.96%) PowerShell
5 228 (4.19%) Java
6 144 (2.65%) JavaScript
7 132 (2.43%) C
8 80 (1.47%) C#
9 65 (1.20%) Rust
10 51 (0.94%) Embedded C
11 49 (0.90%) C++
12 43 (0.79%) Go
13 35 (0.64%) TypeScript
14 27 (0.50%) PHP
15 25 (0.46%) Scala
16 22 (0.40%) Perl
17 19 (0.35%) PL/SQL
18 14 (0.26%) R
19 12 (0.22%) Ruby
20 11 (0.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1,161 (21.35%) Degree
2 844 (15.52%) Security Cleared
3 668 (12.28%) CISSP
4 431 (7.92%) SC Cleared
5 408 (7.50%) CISM
6 241 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
7 220 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 190 (3.49%) DV Cleared
9 165 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 155 (2.85%) CCNA
11 150 (2.76%) CRISC
12 146 (2.68%) CISA
13 123 (2.26%) Master's Degree
14 120 (2.21%) CEH
15 119 (2.19%) GIAC
16 115 (2.11%) Azure Certification
17 110 (2.02%) CompTIA Security+
18 108 (1.99%) CCNP
19 101 (1.86%) CREST Certified
20 85 (1.56%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 717 (13.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 605 (11.12%) NIST
3 332 (6.10%) GDPR
4 303 (5.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 207 (3.81%) NCSC
6 205 (3.77%) GRC
7 161 (2.96%) PCI DSS
8 105 (1.93%) SLA
9 96 (1.77%) QA
10 84 (1.54%) Def Stans
11 82 (1.51%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 79 (1.45%) NIST 800
13 70 (1.29%) COBIT
14 62 (1.14%) Data Quality
15 56 (1.03%) ISO 9001
16 48 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 48 (0.88%) SOC 2
17 44 (0.81%) JSP 440
18 40 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
19 29 (0.53%) Accessibility
System Software
1 879 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 254 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (2.68%) Hyper-V
4 131 (2.41%) Docker
5 52 (0.96%) vSphere
6 50 (0.92%) RACF
7 36 (0.66%) Firmware
8 33 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 30 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.11%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.11%) XenApp
14 5 (0.092%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.074%) NFS
15 4 (0.074%) pfSense
15 4 (0.074%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 412 (7.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 214 (3.93%) Jamf Pro
3 153 (2.81%) Kubernetes
4 130 (2.39%) Terraform
5 96 (1.77%) Ansible
6 52 (0.96%) SCCM
7 47 (0.86%) Grafana
7 47 (0.86%) WSUS
8 45 (0.83%) Nessus
9 42 (0.77%) Single Sign-On
10 39 (0.72%) CASB
11 35 (0.64%) FortiGate
12 30 (0.55%) QRadar
13 28 (0.51%) Stealthwatch
14 26 (0.48%) Puppet
14 26 (0.48%) vCenter Server
15 24 (0.44%) EnCase
16 20 (0.37%) Nagios
17 19 (0.35%) SCOM
18 18 (0.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1,656 (30.45%) Microsoft
2 353 (6.49%) VMware
3 297 (5.46%) Cisco
4 290 (5.33%) CyberArk
5 238 (4.38%) Tanium
6 176 (3.24%) Apple
7 152 (2.79%) Adobe
8 140 (2.57%) Splunk
9 139 (2.56%) Google
10 126 (2.32%) Veeam
11 122 (2.24%) Dell
12 96 (1.77%) Meraki
13 89 (1.64%) HP
14 80 (1.47%) Oracle
15 60 (1.10%) Juniper
16 59 (1.08%) Qualys
17 56 (1.03%) ServiceNow
18 55 (1.01%) Fortinet
19 51 (0.94%) CrowdStrike
20 49 (0.90%) SAP