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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cybersecurity
UK
Rank 183 185 385
Rank change year-on-year +2 +200  
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1571 1902 817
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.85% 1.84% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.08% 2.08% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1287 1340 531
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -17.39% +15.00%  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75633 91466 92413
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.04% 88.55% 87.00%
Number of salaries quoted 62140 75689 74754
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.01%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 1481 £57,500 -4.16% 214
London +76 757 £65,000 - 87
South East -9 268 £55,000 -8.33% 50
South West -46 176 £50,000 -9.09% 20
Gloucestershire -15 120 £50,000 - 7
North West +34 114 £45,000 -25.00% 27
City of London +65 109 £60,000 +4.80% 25
Manchester +22 82 £45,000 -30.76% 25
Berkshire -32 80 £50,000 -16.66% 13
West Midlands +13 77 £50,000 -16.66% 8
Hampshire +33 63 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Surrey +8 57 £55,000 -21.42% 13
Cheltenham -8 52 £50,000 - 4
Scotland +43 50 £35,000 -39.13% 20
Edinburgh +30 42 £35,000 -55.55% 8
Bristol -18 37 £62,500 +4.16% 8
East of England +19 36 £40,000 -27.27% 9
Reading -17 34 £45,000 -18.18% 7
Oxfordshire -7 30 £65,000 +8.33% 8
Warwickshire +55 29 £40,000 -20.00%
Buckinghamshire +13 28 £55,000 -6.38% 5
Milton Keynes +7 25 £55,000 -21.42% 5
Gloucester -11 25 £50,000 -9.09% 3
East Midlands -21 25 £45,000 -10.00% 5
Wales +17 23 £34,000 -6.20% 1
Yorkshire -40 21 £47,447 -17.48% 5
Coventry +32 19 £51,000 -7.27% 1
Maidenhead +19 17 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Northamptonshire +32 16 £45,000 +50.00% 3
Cheshire +9 16 £51,250 +16.47% 1

Cybersecurity
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1162 (36.45%) Information Security
2 932 (29.23%) CISSP
3 715 (22.43%) Security Cleared
4 694 (21.77%) Finance
5 644 (20.20%) CISM
6 634 (19.89%) Firewall
7 610 (19.13%) Linux
8 593 (18.60%) SIEM
9 582 (18.26%) Degree
10 555 (17.41%) Windows
11 490 (15.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 481 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
13 466 (14.62%) Penetration Testing
14 455 (14.27%) Java
15 409 (12.83%) Python
16 394 (12.36%) Risk Management
17 389 (12.20%) Security Operations
18 382 (11.98%) Network Security
19 372 (11.67%) CISA
20 346 (10.85%) Security Architecture
21 330 (10.35%) DV Cleared
22 326 (10.23%) SC Cleared
23 322 (10.10%) C++
24 321 (10.07%) Management Information System
25 302 (9.47%) ITIL
26 289 (9.07%) Software Engineering
27 276 (8.66%) SQL
28 273 (8.56%) C
29 268 (8.41%) Unix
30 261 (8.19%) SANS

Cybersecurity
Top Related 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 81 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
2 59 (1.85%) IIS
3 55 (1.73%) WebLogic
4 46 (1.44%) Apache Pig
5 39 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 34 (1.07%) Apache Spark
7 32 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 31 (0.97%) MS Exchange
9 29 (0.91%) Apache
10 27 (0.85%) Confluence
10 27 (0.85%) JBoss
11 22 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
12 12 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.28%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.22%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.19%) nginx
16 3 (0.094%) Exchange Server 2010
17 2 (0.063%) Exchange Server 2003
18 1 (0.031%) Exchange Server 2007
18 1 (0.031%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 92 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 46 (1.44%) MS Office
3 18 (0.56%) MS Project
4 15 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.28%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.094%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.031%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.031%) Maya
8 1 (0.031%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.031%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.031%) Snagit
8 1 (0.031%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.031%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 21 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.063%) assyst
3 2 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.063%) Orchestrade
4 1 (0.031%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.031%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 109 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (2.26%) SaaS
3 55 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (0.88%) IaaS
5 24 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (0.72%) Office 365
7 19 (0.60%) GitHub
8 14 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (0.44%) PaaS
9 11 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
10 7 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.19%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.16%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.063%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.031%) G Suite
14 1 (0.031%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 634 (19.89%) Firewall
2 382 (11.98%) Network Security
3 242 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 223 (6.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 108 (3.39%) DNS
6 87 (2.73%) HTTP
6 87 (2.73%) Internet
7 64 (2.01%) LAN
8 61 (1.91%) VPN
9 58 (1.82%) WAN
10 56 (1.76%) Wireshark
11 54 (1.69%) Wireless
12 48 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
12 48 (1.51%) DHCP
13 47 (1.47%) SSL
14 38 (1.19%) VLAN
15 35 (1.10%) HTTPS
16 26 (0.82%) FTP
16 26 (0.82%) SAN
17 24 (0.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (7.21%) Big Data
2 96 (3.01%) Hadoop
3 86 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 71 (2.23%) NoSQL
5 65 (2.04%) MySQL
6 62 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 53 (1.66%) GIS
8 47 (1.47%) Apache Hive
9 23 (0.72%) Relational Database
10 22 (0.69%) OrientDB
11 20 (0.63%) Cognos Impromptu
11 20 (0.63%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (0.44%) Blockchain
14 13 (0.41%) Data Lake
14 13 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
15 11 (0.35%) Neo4j
16 8 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 75 (2.35%) Selenium
2 61 (1.91%) JIRA
3 59 (1.85%) Jenkins
4 53 (1.66%) Cucumber
5 51 (1.60%) Git (software)
6 33 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 31 (0.97%) Metasploit
8 29 (0.91%) JMeter
9 26 (0.82%) LoadRunner
10 16 (0.50%) Bitbucket
10 16 (0.50%) Subversion
11 15 (0.47%) Maven
12 13 (0.41%) Burp Suite
12 13 (0.41%) JUnit
13 11 (0.35%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.28%) Gatling
14 9 (0.28%) SoapUI
15 8 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.25%) WebDriver
16 7 (0.22%) Redmine
General
1 694 (21.77%) Finance
2 177 (5.55%) Banking
3 162 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 113 (3.54%) Marketing
5 96 (3.01%) Legal
6 88 (2.76%) Games
7 65 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 55 (1.73%) Retail
9 49 (1.54%) Law
10 46 (1.44%) Electronics
11 38 (1.19%) German Language
12 37 (1.16%) French Language
13 28 (0.88%) Aerospace
14 27 (0.85%) Local Government
15 26 (0.82%) Military
15 26 (0.82%) Spanish Language
16 19 (0.60%) Financial Institution
17 18 (0.56%) Dutch Language
18 17 (0.53%) Italian Language
19 13 (0.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 571 (17.91%) Analyst
2 423 (13.27%) Security Manager
3 412 (12.92%) Security Analyst
4 395 (12.39%) Consultant
5 294 (9.22%) Security Engineer
6 282 (8.85%) Security Consultant
7 243 (7.62%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 237 (7.43%) Developer
9 228 (7.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 216 (6.78%) Architect
11 167 (5.24%) Security Architect
12 159 (4.99%) Software Engineer
13 128 (4.02%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 128 (4.02%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 121 (3.80%) Information Security Manager
15 112 (3.51%) Information Manager
16 107 (3.36%) Senior Manager
17 104 (3.26%) SOC Analyst
18 99 (3.11%) Security Specialist
19 89 (2.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (5.83%) HTML
2 122 (3.83%) CSS
3 121 (3.80%) Web Services
4 80 (2.51%) .NET
5 66 (2.07%) J2EE
6 52 (1.63%) Java EE
7 49 (1.54%) XML
8 46 (1.44%) Node.js
9 45 (1.41%) AngularJS
10 43 (1.35%) HTML5
11 42 (1.32%) Django
12 41 (1.29%) jQuery
13 39 (1.22%) Regular Expression
14 36 (1.13%) Spring
15 32 (1.00%) REST
16 31 (0.97%) CSS3
16 31 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
16 31 (0.97%) STL
17 28 (0.88%) Hibernate
17 28 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 321 (10.07%) Management Information System
2 216 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 208 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 207 (6.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 198 (6.21%) Cyberthreat
6 181 (5.68%) Cyber Attack
7 100 (3.14%) Cyber Defence
8 92 (2.89%) PKI
9 75 (2.35%) Cybercrime
10 63 (1.98%) CESG
11 58 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
12 50 (1.57%) Data Centre
13 47 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 38 (1.19%) Fintech
15 35 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
16 34 (1.07%) Algorithms
17 32 (1.00%) Mobile App
18 29 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
19 26 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
19 26 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 610 (19.13%) Linux
2 555 (17.41%) Windows
3 268 (8.41%) Unix
4 137 (4.30%) Windows Server
5 120 (3.76%) Android
6 118 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 72 (2.26%) Mac OS X
8 51 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (1.38%) CentOS
9 44 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (0.94%) Ubuntu
12 26 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 25 (0.78%) VxWorks
14 22 (0.69%) Windows 10
15 21 (0.66%) AIX
16 20 (0.63%) Mac OS
17 17 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.50%) Solaris
19 11 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1162 (36.45%) Information Security
2 593 (18.60%) SIEM
3 481 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
4 466 (14.62%) Penetration Testing
5 394 (12.36%) Risk Management
6 389 (12.20%) Security Operations
7 346 (10.85%) Security Architecture
8 302 (9.47%) ITIL
9 289 (9.07%) Software Engineering
10 252 (7.90%) Data Protection
11 244 (7.65%) Vulnerability Management
12 242 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 240 (7.53%) Analytics
14 228 (7.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 201 (6.30%) Project Management
16 200 (6.27%) Security Monitoring
17 184 (5.77%) Presales
18 181 (5.68%) Ethical Hacking
19 179 (5.61%) Incident Management
20 166 (5.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 455 (14.27%) Java
2 409 (12.83%) Python
3 322 (10.10%) C++
4 276 (8.66%) SQL
5 273 (8.56%) C
6 239 (7.50%) C#
7 227 (7.12%) JavaScript
8 146 (4.58%) Ruby
9 143 (4.49%) Perl
10 96 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 96 (3.01%) PHP
11 68 (2.13%) PowerShell
12 48 (1.51%) Objective-C
13 33 (1.04%) VB
14 30 (0.94%) Embedded C
14 30 (0.94%) Scala
15 24 (0.75%) Shell Script
16 20 (0.63%) Go
17 12 (0.38%) Embedded C++
18 10 (0.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 932 (29.23%) CISSP
2 715 (22.43%) Security Cleared
3 644 (20.20%) CISM
4 582 (18.26%) Degree
5 372 (11.67%) CISA
6 330 (10.35%) DV Cleared
7 326 (10.23%) SC Cleared
8 261 (8.19%) SANS
9 243 (7.62%) CEH
10 209 (6.56%) GIAC
11 200 (6.27%) Cisco Certification
12 150 (4.71%) CREST Certified
13 148 (4.64%) GCIA
14 142 (4.45%) GCIH
15 109 (3.42%) CCNA
16 90 (2.82%) CCNP
17 88 (2.76%) CESG Certified Professional
18 78 (2.45%) CompTIA Security+
18 78 (2.45%) Security+ Certification
19 69 (2.16%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 490 (15.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 230 (7.21%) PCI DSS
3 71 (2.23%) SLA
4 65 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
5 57 (1.79%) COBIT
6 54 (1.69%) GDPR
7 44 (1.38%) QA
8 40 (1.25%) GPG13
9 31 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 31 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 25 (0.78%) PMO
11 21 (0.66%) RMADS
12 14 (0.44%) ISO22301
13 13 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 10 (0.31%) ISO27002
14 10 (0.31%) JTAG
14 10 (0.31%) MISRA
14 10 (0.31%) SSAE 16
15 9 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 9 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 194 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 90 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 57 (1.79%) Snort
5 42 (1.32%) Docker
6 31 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.50%) Firmware
8 15 (0.47%) Xen
9 13 (0.41%) Samba
10 12 (0.38%) vSphere
11 10 (0.31%) KVM
11 10 (0.31%) NFS
11 10 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.25%) ProxySG
13 7 (0.22%) HDFS
14 6 (0.19%) VMware ESX
15 5 (0.16%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.13%) IAG
17 3 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 2 (0.063%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 75 (2.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 74 (2.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 66 (2.07%) Nessus
4 61 (1.91%) QRadar
5 57 (1.79%) CSIRT
6 52 (1.63%) Puppet
7 49 (1.54%) Ansible
8 36 (1.13%) Nmap
9 27 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
9 27 (0.85%) Kibana
10 26 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (0.78%) FortiGate
12 23 (0.72%) logstash
13 17 (0.53%) EnCase
13 17 (0.53%) Grafana
13 17 (0.53%) Salt
14 16 (0.50%) Kubernetes
14 16 (0.50%) SCCM
15 15 (0.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
16 14 (0.44%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 225 (7.06%) Cisco
2 206 (6.46%) Microsoft
3 204 (6.40%) Splunk
4 129 (4.05%) CheckPoint
5 126 (3.95%) VMware
6 122 (3.83%) ArcSight
7 118 (3.70%) Palo Alto
8 95 (2.98%) Oracle
9 75 (2.35%) Juniper
10 64 (2.01%) HP
11 56 (1.76%) LogRhythm
12 50 (1.57%) Qualys
13 49 (1.54%) FireEye
13 49 (1.54%) Fortinet
14 47 (1.47%) Sophos
15 46 (1.44%) Citrix
15 46 (1.44%) Intel Security
16 45 (1.41%) Apple
17 36 (1.13%) Red Hat
17 36 (1.13%) Symantec
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Hampshire
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Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
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