Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 182 360
Rank change year-on-year -5 +178 +280
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 3263 3725 1988
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 1.84% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.06% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2679 2740 1443
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £33,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +5.26%

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 158853 180408 194627
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.72% 88.89% 87.83%
Number of salaries quoted 127692 150037 158181
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -5 3109 £57,500 -4.17% 228
UK excluding London -29 1619 £50,000 -9.09% 111
London +46 1600 £65,000 - 122
South East -6 603 £50,000 -16.67% 44
North of England -14 306 £50,000 -4.76% 22
South West -71 270 £50,000 - 12
North West +6 249 £52,500 +5.00% 16
Midlands +10 212 £48,750 -18.75% 17
West Midlands +14 173 £50,000 -16.67% 12
East of England +28 108 £57,500 +13.75% 11
Scotland +42 88 £52,500 -9.48% 5
Yorkshire -61 55 £47,500 -18.45% 5
East Midlands -4 38 £47,500 +11.76% 5
Wales +8 34 £41,500 +18.57%
North East +20 2 £62,500 +138.10% 1
Northern Ireland -6 2 £45,000 +5.88%
Channel Islands - 2 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1246 (38.19%) Information Security
2 832 (25.50%) CISSP
3 705 (21.61%) Finance
4 670 (20.53%) Firewall
5 662 (20.29%) Linux
6 651 (19.95%) Security Cleared
7 630 (19.31%) Windows
8 622 (19.06%) CISM
9 618 (18.94%) SIEM
10 613 (18.79%) Degree
11 598 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 505 (15.48%) Penetration Testing
13 472 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
14 448 (13.73%) Security Operations
15 444 (13.61%) Java
16 426 (13.06%) Security Architecture
17 416 (12.75%) Risk Management
18 404 (12.38%) Network Security
19 364 (11.16%) Python
20 356 (10.91%) Data Protection
21 334 (10.24%) ITIL
22 332 (10.17%) SC Cleared
23 322 (9.87%) Computer Science
24 318 (9.75%) PCI DSS
25 283 (8.67%) DV Cleared
26 273 (8.37%) Management Information System
27 272 (8.34%) CISA
28 269 (8.24%) C++
29 266 (8.15%) TCP/IP
30 261 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management

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 47 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
2 43 (1.32%) MS Exchange
3 37 (1.13%) Apache Spark
3 37 (1.13%) SharePoint
4 33 (1.01%) Apache
5 28 (0.86%) IIS
6 22 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.52%) OpenStack
8 15 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 15 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 14 (0.43%) Apache Pig
9 14 (0.43%) Confluence
10 13 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (0.31%) JBoss
12 8 (0.25%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.21%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.18%) Documentum
14 6 (0.18%) nginx
15 4 (0.12%) IBM Notes
16 3 (0.092%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 44 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.092%) GIMP
6 3 (0.092%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.031%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 11 (0.34%) assyst
2 8 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.21%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.21%) Sentinel
4 6 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.12%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.12%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.061%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.031%) Magento
7 1 (0.031%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 172 (5.27%) Amazon AWS
2 120 (3.68%) SaaS
3 86 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 63 (1.93%) IaaS
5 45 (1.38%) Office 365
6 44 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 40 (1.23%) PaaS
8 23 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (0.64%) GitHub
10 20 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
11 14 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.25%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.12%) Route 53
16 3 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
17 2 (0.061%) Dynamics 365
17 2 (0.061%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 670 (20.53%) Firewall
2 404 (12.38%) Network Security
3 266 (8.15%) TCP/IP
4 165 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
5 140 (4.29%) Internet
6 135 (4.14%) DNS
7 96 (2.94%) WAN
8 91 (2.79%) DHCP
9 89 (2.73%) LAN
10 76 (2.33%) VPN
11 55 (1.69%) VLAN
11 55 (1.69%) Wireless
12 54 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
12 54 (1.65%) HTTP
13 46 (1.41%) SSL
14 44 (1.35%) MPLS
15 42 (1.29%) Ethernet
16 39 (1.20%) Wireshark
17 34 (1.04%) SAN
18 30 (0.92%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (4.84%) Big Data
2 79 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 69 (2.11%) Hadoop
4 55 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 37 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 27 (0.83%) GIS
7 25 (0.77%) MySQL
8 23 (0.70%) Blockchain
9 21 (0.64%) Apache Hive
9 21 (0.64%) Data Lake
10 19 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (0.58%) Redis
11 18 (0.55%) Cognos Impromptu
12 17 (0.52%) Relational Database
13 13 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (0.37%) Couchbase
14 12 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (0.34%) InfluxDB
16 10 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 78 (2.39%) Selenium
2 56 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 53 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 53 (1.62%) Jenkins
4 45 (1.38%) JIRA
5 38 (1.16%) JMeter
6 33 (1.01%) Metasploit
7 29 (0.89%) LoadRunner
8 21 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 18 (0.55%) JUnit
10 17 (0.52%) Bitbucket
10 17 (0.52%) WebDriver
11 16 (0.49%) IDA Disassembler
12 13 (0.40%) Burp Suite
12 13 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (0.31%) Maven
13 10 (0.31%) OllyDbg
13 10 (0.31%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.31%) Vagrant
13 10 (0.31%) WinDbg
General
1 705 (21.61%) Finance
2 244 (7.48%) Banking
3 192 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 134 (4.11%) Marketing
5 114 (3.49%) Legal
6 82 (2.51%) Retail
7 78 (2.39%) Law
8 75 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 74 (2.27%) Electronics
10 49 (1.50%) Investment Banking
11 31 (0.95%) Games
12 30 (0.92%) Retail Banking
13 29 (0.89%) Aerospace
13 29 (0.89%) Military
14 17 (0.52%) Local Government
15 16 (0.49%) Advertising
15 16 (0.49%) French Language
15 16 (0.49%) Spanish Language
16 15 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 14 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 592 (18.14%) Analyst
2 455 (13.94%) Security Analyst
3 422 (12.93%) Consultant
4 362 (11.09%) Security Manager
5 335 (10.27%) Security Engineer
6 322 (9.87%) Security Consultant
7 229 (7.02%) Architect
8 227 (6.96%) Developer
9 224 (6.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 210 (6.44%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 176 (5.39%) Security Architect
12 121 (3.71%) Cybersecurity Consultant
13 116 (3.56%) Network Engineer
14 115 (3.52%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 106 (3.25%) Software Engineer
16 92 (2.82%) Business Manager
17 87 (2.67%) Software Developer
18 86 (2.64%) Senior Manager
19 85 (2.60%) Graduate
20 84 (2.57%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (5.03%) Web Services
2 125 (3.83%) HTML
3 88 (2.70%) CSS
4 75 (2.30%) .NET
5 45 (1.38%) Node.js
6 35 (1.07%) REST
6 35 (1.07%) XML
7 33 (1.01%) jQuery
8 32 (0.98%) Java EE
9 28 (0.86%) .NET Framework
10 27 (0.83%) JSON
11 26 (0.80%) AngularJS
11 26 (0.80%) Spring
12 23 (0.70%) Django
12 23 (0.70%) Middleware
12 23 (0.70%) React
13 22 (0.67%) J2EE
14 20 (0.61%) HTML5
14 20 (0.61%) Regular Expression
15 19 (0.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 322 (9.87%) Computer Science
2 273 (8.37%) Management Information System
3 247 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
4 179 (5.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 178 (5.46%) Cyberthreat
6 172 (5.27%) Cyber Attack
7 126 (3.86%) Data Centre
8 122 (3.74%) Data Protection Act
9 91 (2.79%) Cyber Defence
10 72 (2.21%) CESG
11 69 (2.11%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 58 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 57 (1.75%) Cybercrime
14 49 (1.50%) PKI
15 43 (1.32%) Fintech
15 43 (1.32%) Smartphone
16 41 (1.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
17 38 (1.16%) Mobile App
18 32 (0.98%) User Experience
19 30 (0.92%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 662 (20.29%) Linux
2 630 (19.31%) Windows
3 251 (7.69%) Unix
4 196 (6.01%) Windows Server
5 96 (2.94%) Android
6 93 (2.85%) Apple iOS
7 73 (2.24%) Mac OS X
8 53 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (1.53%) VxWorks
10 48 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (1.04%) CentOS
12 31 (0.95%) Ubuntu
12 31 (0.95%) Windows 7
13 29 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (0.58%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.46%) Windows 10
16 14 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 13 (0.40%) Kali Linux
18 12 (0.37%) AIX
19 9 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1246 (38.19%) Information Security
2 618 (18.94%) SIEM
3 505 (15.48%) Penetration Testing
4 472 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
5 448 (13.73%) Security Operations
6 426 (13.06%) Security Architecture
7 416 (12.75%) Risk Management
8 356 (10.91%) Data Protection
9 334 (10.24%) ITIL
10 261 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
11 252 (7.72%) Project Management
12 221 (6.77%) Analytics
13 216 (6.62%) Software Engineering
14 215 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 195 (5.98%) Security Monitoring
16 194 (5.95%) Business Development
17 184 (5.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 181 (5.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 172 (5.27%) DevOps
20 170 (5.21%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 444 (13.61%) Java
2 364 (11.16%) Python
3 269 (8.24%) C++
4 244 (7.48%) C
5 213 (6.53%) JavaScript
6 206 (6.31%) SQL
7 191 (5.85%) C#
8 110 (3.37%) Ruby
9 90 (2.76%) Perl
10 76 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 66 (2.02%) Bash Shell
12 46 (1.41%) PHP
13 36 (1.10%) Shell Script
14 29 (0.89%) Scala
15 21 (0.64%) Go
16 20 (0.61%) R
17 18 (0.55%) VB
18 12 (0.37%) Objective-C
19 8 (0.25%) Korn
20 7 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 832 (25.50%) CISSP
2 651 (19.95%) Security Cleared
3 622 (19.06%) CISM
4 613 (18.79%) Degree
5 332 (10.17%) SC Cleared
6 283 (8.67%) DV Cleared
7 272 (8.34%) CISA
8 164 (5.03%) CEH
8 164 (5.03%) GCIH
9 152 (4.66%) SANS
10 151 (4.63%) GIAC
11 136 (4.17%) CREST Certified
12 125 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
13 123 (3.77%) GCIA
14 100 (3.06%) CESG Certified Professional
15 98 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
16 90 (2.76%) ISEB
17 73 (2.24%) CRISC
18 71 (2.18%) CCNP
19 64 (1.96%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 598 (18.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 318 (9.75%) PCI DSS
3 140 (4.29%) GDPR
4 131 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 111 (3.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 67 (2.05%) QA
7 58 (1.78%) NIST 800
8 45 (1.38%) COBIT
9 44 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 41 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 36 (1.10%) SLA
12 29 (0.89%) ISO 22301
13 25 (0.77%) ISO 9001
14 23 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 16 (0.49%) PMO
16 13 (0.40%) ISO 14001
16 13 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
17 12 (0.37%) RMADS
18 11 (0.34%) SAS 70
19 7 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 215 (6.59%) Active Directory
2 139 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
4 66 (2.02%) Snort
5 59 (1.81%) Docker
6 43 (1.32%) vSphere
7 38 (1.16%) Hyper-V
8 33 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (0.95%) Firmware
9 31 (0.95%) ProxySG
10 15 (0.46%) KVM
11 8 (0.25%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.18%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.18%) XenApp
13 4 (0.12%) Samba
14 3 (0.092%) iptables
14 3 (0.092%) NFS
14 3 (0.092%) Postfix
14 3 (0.092%) XenDesktop
15 2 (0.061%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 69 (2.11%) Nessus
2 64 (1.96%) Ansible
3 61 (1.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 54 (1.65%) Puppet
5 48 (1.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 47 (1.44%) CSIRT
7 46 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
8 42 (1.29%) FortiGate
8 42 (1.29%) Kubernetes
9 34 (1.04%) QRadar
10 28 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (0.58%) EnCase
11 19 (0.58%) Salt
12 17 (0.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 17 (0.52%) FTK
13 15 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (0.43%) RSA enVision
15 12 (0.37%) Nagios
15 12 (0.37%) SCCM
15 12 (0.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 219 (6.71%) Microsoft
2 208 (6.37%) Cisco
3 178 (5.46%) VMware
4 175 (5.36%) Splunk
5 134 (4.11%) CheckPoint
6 107 (3.28%) ArcSight
7 94 (2.88%) Palo Alto
8 87 (2.67%) LogRhythm
9 83 (2.54%) Juniper
10 66 (2.02%) SAP
11 65 (1.99%) Apple
12 50 (1.53%) HP
13 48 (1.47%) Citrix
14 45 (1.38%) Blue Coat
14 45 (1.38%) McAfee
15 42 (1.29%) Oracle
16 40 (1.23%) Fortinet
17 32 (0.98%) F5
17 32 (0.98%) Qualys
18 31 (0.95%) Symantec
London
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Circa £62,500 dependent on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Circa £62,500 dependent on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 75000 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Car Allowance, Pension, Health Cover, Life Ins
Posted: 2 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Salary circa £35,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Salary circa £45,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experienc
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Circa £45,000 dependant on experienc
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Aviva
Salary: Salary circa £62,500 dependant on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Gloucestershire
WestPoint Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haley Bridge
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum - excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
KnownFour
Salary: £60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £95000 - £115000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits + car allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS PACKAGE
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £85000 - £105000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Kent
Adeptis Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 130000 per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £50k to £75k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus, Training and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago