Period
to 24 May 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 190 199
Rank change year-on-year +45 +9 +209
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 4,026 3,115 3,504
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.33% 1.84% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.57% 2.03% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3,171 2,532 2,514
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -12.73% +10.00%

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 156,628 153,326 180,680
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.55% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 125,948 125,702 150,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 +41 3,758 £57,500 - 587
London +52 2,057 £65,000 - 250
UK excluding London +38 1,859 £50,000 +4.17% 371
South East +10 626 £52,500 +5.00% 101
North of England +31 331 £50,000 +11.11% 89
South West -26 291 £45,000 -10.00% 53
East of England +116 240 £50,000 - 37
North West -3 209 £52,500 +10.53% 42
Midlands -7 191 £55,000 +15.79% 57
West Midlands -18 135 £54,000 +8.00% 45
Scotland +9 131 £55,000 +33.33% 27
Yorkshire +86 119 £47,500 +18.75% 45
East Midlands +10 53 £62,500 +38.89% 12
Wales +19 36 £50,000 +21.21% 6
Northern Ireland +12 7 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -
North East -24 3 £65,000 +44.44% 2

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT jobs citing Cybersecurity also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Cybersecurity.

1 1,421 (35.30%) Information Security
2 1,136 (28.22%) CISSP
3 925 (22.98%) Firewall
4 860 (21.36%) SIEM
5 837 (20.79%) Finance
6 763 (18.95%) Degree
7 735 (18.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 717 (17.81%) CISM
9 699 (17.36%) Windows
10 573 (14.23%) Linux
11 554 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
12 552 (13.71%) Security Operations
13 536 (13.31%) Risk Management
14 522 (12.97%) Penetration Testing
15 492 (12.22%) Security Cleared
16 462 (11.48%) Python
17 458 (11.38%) Network Security
18 423 (10.51%) Vulnerability Management
19 411 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
20 404 (10.03%) Management Information System
21 402 (9.99%) Microsoft
22 380 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
23 378 (9.39%) CISA
24 376 (9.34%) Security Architecture
25 373 (9.26%) ITIL
26 371 (9.22%) GDPR
27 349 (8.67%) Computer Science
28 325 (8.07%) Java
29 318 (7.90%) Data Protection
30 302 (7.50%) PCI DSS

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 71 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
2 67 (1.66%) Apache Spark
3 63 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 58 (1.44%) SharePoint
5 52 (1.29%) IIS
6 33 (0.82%) Apache
7 28 (0.70%) Confluence
8 26 (0.65%) Apache Pig
9 23 (0.57%) nginx
9 23 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 23 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 21 (0.52%) WordPress
11 18 (0.45%) JBoss
12 16 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (0.22%) CMS
13 9 (0.22%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 83 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.099%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.025%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 17 (0.42%) Distributed Ledger
2 4 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.075%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.075%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.050%) Magento
4 2 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.050%) Veritas eDiscovery
5 1 (0.025%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.025%) Concordance
5 1 (0.025%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.025%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.025%) Relativity
5 1 (0.025%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.025%) SunGard APT
Cloud Services
1 236 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 206 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 154 (3.83%) Office 365
4 133 (3.30%) SaaS
5 99 (2.46%) PaaS
6 94 (2.33%) IaaS
7 38 (0.94%) Mimecast
8 29 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 10 (0.25%) Serverless
12 8 (0.20%) Amazon S3
13 6 (0.15%) GitHub
13 6 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.12%) G Suite
14 5 (0.12%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.099%) SoftLayer
16 3 (0.075%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 925 (22.98%) Firewall
2 458 (11.38%) Network Security
3 254 (6.31%) TCP/IP
4 242 (6.01%) Intrusion Detection
5 158 (3.92%) DNS
6 123 (3.06%) Internet
7 93 (2.31%) VPN
8 90 (2.24%) WAN
9 88 (2.19%) DHCP
9 88 (2.19%) LAN
10 77 (1.91%) SSL
11 74 (1.84%) SAN
12 68 (1.69%) HTTP
13 61 (1.52%) Wireless
14 51 (1.27%) SMTP
15 45 (1.12%) MPLS
16 43 (1.07%) VLAN
16 43 (1.07%) Wireshark
17 40 (0.99%) VoIP
18 31 (0.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (3.97%) Big Data
2 119 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 100 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 77 (1.91%) NoSQL
5 67 (1.66%) MySQL
6 62 (1.54%) MongoDB
7 56 (1.39%) Apache Hive
8 55 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
9 49 (1.22%) Blockchain
10 42 (1.04%) HBase
11 20 (0.50%) Data Mining
12 19 (0.47%) Redis
13 18 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 17 (0.42%) QlikView
15 16 (0.40%) Text Mining
16 15 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
16 15 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 14 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (0.30%) Relational Database
18 12 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 102 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 84 (2.09%) JIRA
3 50 (1.24%) Selenium
4 49 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 33 (0.82%) JUnit
6 25 (0.62%) Metasploit
7 23 (0.57%) Cucumber
8 20 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 19 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (0.47%) Robot Framework
9 19 (0.47%) WiX
10 16 (0.40%) Burp Suite
11 15 (0.37%) CodeSonar
11 15 (0.37%) git-flow
12 14 (0.35%) Eclipse
13 13 (0.32%) Maven
13 13 (0.32%) Visual Studio
14 11 (0.27%) Gradle
15 10 (0.25%) Redmine
16 8 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 837 (20.79%) Finance
2 211 (5.24%) Banking
3 184 (4.57%) Legal
4 121 (3.01%) Retail
5 103 (2.56%) Law
6 99 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 91 (2.26%) Games
8 82 (2.04%) Marketing
9 60 (1.49%) Investment Banking
10 42 (1.04%) Manufacturing
11 36 (0.89%) Advertising
11 36 (0.89%) Publishing
12 29 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.55%) Billing
13 22 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.40%) Automotive
14 16 (0.40%) French Language
15 14 (0.35%) Digital Economy
15 14 (0.35%) Military
16 13 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 634 (15.75%) Analyst
2 544 (13.51%) Consultant
3 434 (10.78%) Security Consultant
4 425 (10.56%) Security Analyst
5 402 (9.99%) Security Manager
6 376 (9.34%) Security Engineer
7 351 (8.72%) Developer
8 288 (7.15%) Architect
9 210 (5.22%) Security Architect
10 196 (4.87%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 195 (4.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 179 (4.45%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 163 (4.05%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 160 (3.97%) IT Manager
15 156 (3.87%) Security Specialist
16 120 (2.98%) Head of Security
17 117 (2.91%) Senior Consultant
18 107 (2.66%) IT Engineer
18 107 (2.66%) IT Security Manager
19 93 (2.31%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (4.30%) HTML
2 138 (3.43%) CSS
3 94 (2.33%) .NET
4 92 (2.29%) AngularJS
5 89 (2.21%) Node.js
6 79 (1.96%) Django
7 71 (1.76%) Spring
8 70 (1.74%) HTML5
9 61 (1.52%) React
10 58 (1.44%) REST
11 54 (1.34%) jQuery
12 48 (1.19%) SailPoint
13 45 (1.12%) Web Services
14 43 (1.07%) ASP.NET
14 43 (1.07%) J2EE
15 40 (0.99%) CSS3
16 38 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
17 37 (0.92%) LAMP
18 34 (0.84%) Hibernate
19 33 (0.82%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 411 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 404 (10.03%) Management Information System
3 349 (8.67%) Computer Science
4 258 (6.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 220 (5.46%) Cyberthreat
6 161 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
7 157 (3.90%) Data Centre
8 154 (3.83%) Fintech
9 151 (3.75%) Cyberattack
10 119 (2.96%) PKI
11 102 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 91 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
13 72 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
14 58 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
15 50 (1.24%) Cybercrime
15 50 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
16 47 (1.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 43 (1.07%) Mobile App
18 38 (0.94%) CESG
19 34 (0.84%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 699 (17.36%) Windows
2 573 (14.23%) Linux
3 222 (5.51%) Windows Server
4 198 (4.92%) Unix
5 88 (2.19%) Apple iOS
6 73 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 71 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 66 (1.64%) Android
9 54 (1.34%) Mac OS X
10 48 (1.19%) Windows 10
11 45 (1.12%) Windows 7
12 31 (0.77%) CentOS
13 29 (0.72%) Ubuntu
14 20 (0.50%) Kali Linux
15 19 (0.47%) Solaris
16 17 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
18 7 (0.17%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.15%) VMS
19 6 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,421 (35.30%) Information Security
2 860 (21.36%) SIEM
3 554 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
4 552 (13.71%) Security Operations
5 536 (13.31%) Risk Management
6 522 (12.97%) Penetration Testing
7 423 (10.51%) Vulnerability Management
8 380 (9.44%) Problem-Solving
9 376 (9.34%) Security Architecture
10 373 (9.26%) ITIL
11 318 (7.90%) Data Protection
12 261 (6.48%) Project Management
12 261 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
13 258 (6.41%) Identity Access Management
14 256 (6.36%) Analytics
15 248 (6.16%) Threat Intelligence
16 243 (6.04%) Security Management
17 230 (5.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 230 (5.71%) Data Loss Prevention
18 213 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 462 (11.48%) Python
2 325 (8.07%) Java
3 276 (6.86%) JavaScript
4 267 (6.63%) C
5 251 (6.23%) C#
6 234 (5.81%) SQL
7 211 (5.24%) C++
8 160 (3.97%) PowerShell
9 126 (3.13%) Bash Shell
10 100 (2.48%) Ruby
11 94 (2.33%) PHP
12 69 (1.71%) Perl
13 41 (1.02%) Objective-C
14 36 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 34 (0.84%) Java 8
16 24 (0.60%) VBA
17 23 (0.57%) Go
18 20 (0.50%) BeanShell
19 13 (0.32%) Embedded C
19 13 (0.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,136 (28.22%) CISSP
2 763 (18.95%) Degree
3 717 (17.81%) CISM
4 492 (12.22%) Security Cleared
5 378 (9.39%) CISA
6 291 (7.23%) SC Cleared
7 277 (6.88%) SANS
8 252 (6.26%) Cisco Certification
9 244 (6.06%) CEH
10 193 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 180 (4.47%) GIAC
12 144 (3.58%) DV Cleared
13 128 (3.18%) CCNA
14 118 (2.93%) CompTIA Security+
15 117 (2.91%) SSCP
16 115 (2.86%) CCNP
17 112 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
18 97 (2.41%) CREST Certified
18 97 (2.41%) OSCP
19 93 (2.31%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 735 (18.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 371 (9.22%) GDPR
3 302 (7.50%) PCI DSS
4 144 (3.58%) COBIT
5 116 (2.88%) Cyber Essentials
6 75 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 45 (1.12%) SLA
8 44 (1.09%) ISO 9001
9 40 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 34 (0.84%) PMO
10 34 (0.84%) QA
11 32 (0.79%) NIST 800
12 28 (0.70%) SSAE 16
13 27 (0.67%) ISO 22301
14 26 (0.65%) ISAE 3402
15 25 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 22 (0.55%) ISO 31000
17 21 (0.52%) GPG13
17 21 (0.52%) HIPAA
18 20 (0.50%) GCP
System Software
1 248 (6.16%) Active Directory
2 145 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (2.93%) Docker
4 66 (1.64%) vSphere
5 65 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 59 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (0.89%) HDFS
8 26 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (0.60%) Snort
10 14 (0.35%) Firmware
10 14 (0.35%) XenApp
11 11 (0.27%) NFS
12 10 (0.25%) Samba
12 10 (0.25%) VMware NSX
13 7 (0.17%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.12%) iptables
15 5 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.12%) Squid
16 3 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 93 (2.31%) QRadar
2 92 (2.29%) Nessus
3 75 (1.86%) Puppet
4 69 (1.71%) SCCM
5 64 (1.59%) Ansible
6 37 (0.92%) Kubernetes
6 37 (0.92%) SCOM
7 33 (0.82%) CSIRT
8 32 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
9 27 (0.67%) CASB
10 22 (0.55%) Nagios
10 22 (0.55%) RSA Security Analytics
10 22 (0.55%) Salt
11 19 (0.47%) HAProxy
12 17 (0.42%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 16 (0.40%) Nmap
14 15 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (0.35%) Kibana
15 14 (0.35%) Suricata
Vendors
1 402 (9.99%) Microsoft
2 226 (5.61%) VMware
3 223 (5.54%) Cisco
4 192 (4.77%) Splunk
5 148 (3.68%) Qualys
6 73 (1.81%) ArcSight
7 71 (1.76%) McAfee
7 71 (1.76%) Symantec
8 69 (1.71%) Oracle
9 62 (1.54%) Sophos
10 59 (1.47%) Palo Alto
11 58 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 57 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 56 (1.39%) Juniper
14 54 (1.34%) Citrix
14 54 (1.34%) LogRhythm
15 48 (1.19%) Apple
15 48 (1.19%) HP
16 46 (1.14%) Fortinet
17 43 (1.07%) SolarWinds