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 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cybersecurity
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 182 346
Rank change year-on-year -7 +164  
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1568 1896 1023
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.83% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 2.07% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1305 1318 694
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £84,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +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 77870 91765 96775
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.30% 88.79% 87.15%
Number of salaries quoted 64067 76274 78129
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 0 1496 £57,500 -4.16% 221
London +61 768 £65,000 - 105
South East -10 277 £50,000 -16.66% 46
South West -54 156 £50,000 -4.76% 17
North West +12 114 £47,500 -9.73% 20
City of London +54 104 £62,500 +13.63% 27
Gloucestershire -18 94 £48,750 -2.50% 10
Manchester +24 90 £45,000 -23.40% 13
West Midlands +7 80 £47,500 -20.83% 11
Oxfordshire +48 68 £50,000 -28.57% 7
Surrey +26 64 £55,000 -12.00% 12
Hampshire +39 63 £45,000 - 11
Berkshire -55 58 £46,750 -22.08% 8
East of England +23 44 £55,000 +2.32% 8
Cheltenham -11 42 £50,000 - 3
Bristol -11 41 £60,000 - 6
Warwickshire +58 39 £40,000 - 2
Scotland +22 35 £36,250 -46.29% 2
Banbury +11 34 £50,000 - 4
Edinburgh +22 31 £32,500 -63.88% 1
Yorkshire -57 27 £43,697 -27.17% 10
Wales +9 26 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Reading -41 24 £42,500 -26.08% 6
East Midlands -1 23 £47,500 +2.70% 2
Gloucester -9 21 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Hertfordshire +33 19 £78,000 +20.00% 1
Guildford -6 19 £40,000 -37.25% 6
Cheshire -9 18 £54,250 +20.55% 2
Buckinghamshire -18 17 £55,000 -15.38% 3
Leamington Spa +5 16 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1102 (35.66%) Information Security
2 854 (27.64%) CISSP
3 707 (22.88%) Security Cleared
4 682 (22.07%) Finance
5 616 (19.94%) Linux
6 601 (19.45%) CISM
7 582 (18.83%) Degree
8 581 (18.80%) Firewall
9 567 (18.35%) SIEM
10 537 (17.38%) Windows
11 483 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 451 (14.60%) Java
13 450 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
14 394 (12.75%) Penetration Testing
15 384 (12.43%) Security Operations
16 380 (12.30%) Network Security
17 377 (12.20%) Python
18 372 (12.04%) Risk Management
19 335 (10.84%) Security Architecture
20 330 (10.68%) SC Cleared
21 329 (10.65%) DV Cleared
22 328 (10.61%) CISA
23 318 (10.29%) C++
24 307 (9.94%) Management Information System
25 292 (9.45%) ITIL
26 277 (8.96%) C
27 269 (8.71%) Software Engineering
28 252 (8.16%) Unix
29 239 (7.73%) Data Protection
30 236 (7.64%) SANS

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 70 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (1.33%) IIS
2 41 (1.33%) WebLogic
3 38 (1.23%) Apache Pig
4 34 (1.10%) Apache Spark
5 33 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 28 (0.91%) Apache
7 25 (0.81%) WebSphere
8 24 (0.78%) JBoss
9 22 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (0.68%) MS Exchange
11 19 (0.61%) Confluence
12 10 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.13%) IBM Notes
14 4 (0.13%) nginx
15 3 (0.097%) Skype for Business
16 2 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2003
16 2 (0.065%) Exchange Server 2010
17 1 (0.032%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.032%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.032%) Maya
8 1 (0.032%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 26 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.097%) assyst
3 3 (0.097%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.065%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.032%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 112 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (2.49%) SaaS
3 51 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.78%) IaaS
4 24 (0.78%) Office 365
5 23 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 16 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (0.49%) PaaS
9 10 (0.32%) Amazon S3
9 10 (0.32%) GitHub
10 9 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
11 7 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (0.23%) OpenDNS
12 4 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
13 3 (0.097%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.097%) Route 53
14 2 (0.065%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 581 (18.80%) Firewall
2 380 (12.30%) Network Security
3 222 (7.18%) TCP/IP
4 194 (6.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 113 (3.66%) Internet
6 109 (3.53%) DNS
7 82 (2.65%) HTTP
8 61 (1.97%) DHCP
9 60 (1.94%) LAN
9 60 (1.94%) VPN
9 60 (1.94%) WAN
9 60 (1.94%) Wireshark
10 56 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
11 51 (1.65%) SSL
12 45 (1.46%) Wireless
13 35 (1.13%) VLAN
14 31 (1.00%) FTP
14 31 (1.00%) MPLS
15 29 (0.94%) HTTPS
16 24 (0.78%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (7.22%) Big Data
2 85 (2.75%) Hadoop
3 79 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 70 (2.27%) NoSQL
5 49 (1.59%) MySQL
6 46 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 41 (1.33%) Apache Hive
8 30 (0.97%) GIS
9 24 (0.78%) Cognos Impromptu
10 18 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 16 (0.52%) Blockchain
11 16 (0.52%) Data Lake
11 16 (0.52%) Data Mining
12 15 (0.49%) OrientDB
12 15 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
14 11 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (0.36%) InfluxDB
15 10 (0.32%) Neo4j
15 10 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 85 (2.75%) Selenium
2 59 (1.91%) Jenkins
3 56 (1.81%) Cucumber
4 54 (1.75%) JIRA
5 47 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 37 (1.20%) JMeter
7 32 (1.04%) LoadRunner
8 31 (1.00%) Metasploit
9 30 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 23 (0.74%) IDA Disassembler
11 16 (0.52%) Burp Suite
12 14 (0.45%) Bitbucket
12 14 (0.45%) Maven
13 12 (0.39%) JUnit
13 12 (0.39%) Subversion
14 11 (0.36%) OllyDbg
14 11 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
14 11 (0.36%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.36%) WebDriver
14 11 (0.36%) WinDbg
General
1 682 (22.07%) Finance
2 177 (5.73%) Banking
3 163 (5.28%) Telecoms
4 131 (4.24%) Marketing
5 96 (3.11%) Legal
6 66 (2.14%) Games
7 64 (2.07%) Manufacturing
8 60 (1.94%) Law
9 57 (1.84%) Electronics
10 50 (1.62%) Retail
11 34 (1.10%) German Language
12 32 (1.04%) French Language
12 32 (1.04%) Local Government
13 28 (0.91%) Military
14 26 (0.84%) Aerospace
15 23 (0.74%) Spanish Language
16 22 (0.71%) Investment Banking
17 20 (0.65%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.55%) Dutch Language
18 17 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 594 (19.22%) Analyst
2 428 (13.85%) Security Analyst
3 398 (12.88%) Security Manager
4 378 (12.23%) Consultant
5 285 (9.22%) Security Engineer
6 270 (8.74%) Security Consultant
7 234 (7.57%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 227 (7.35%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 225 (7.28%) Developer
10 202 (6.54%) Architect
11 159 (5.15%) Security Architect
12 139 (4.50%) Software Engineer
13 127 (4.11%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 120 (3.88%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 118 (3.82%) SOC Analyst
16 106 (3.43%) Information Security Manager
17 105 (3.40%) Senior Manager
18 104 (3.37%) Information Manager
19 95 (3.07%) Software Developer
20 88 (2.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (5.21%) HTML
2 115 (3.72%) Web Services
3 110 (3.56%) CSS
4 71 (2.30%) .NET
5 52 (1.68%) J2EE
6 48 (1.55%) Node.js
7 44 (1.42%) XML
8 43 (1.39%) Java EE
9 38 (1.23%) HTML5
10 35 (1.13%) AngularJS
11 34 (1.10%) Regular Expression
12 32 (1.04%) jQuery
13 31 (1.00%) Django
14 30 (0.97%) REST
15 29 (0.94%) CSS3
16 28 (0.91%) JSON
16 28 (0.91%) Spring
17 23 (0.74%) STL
18 22 (0.71%) Hibernate
19 19 (0.61%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 307 (9.94%) Management Information System
2 229 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 217 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 194 (6.28%) Security Operations Centre
5 182 (5.89%) Cyberthreat
6 178 (5.76%) Cyber Attack
7 92 (2.98%) Cyber Defence
8 59 (1.91%) PKI
9 56 (1.81%) CESG
10 55 (1.78%) Cybercrime
11 52 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
12 49 (1.59%) Data Centre
13 48 (1.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 44 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 38 (1.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 38 (1.23%) Fintech
16 32 (1.04%) Smartphone
17 30 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
17 30 (0.97%) Mobile App
18 28 (0.91%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 616 (19.94%) Linux
2 537 (17.38%) Windows
3 252 (8.16%) Unix
4 132 (4.27%) Android
4 132 (4.27%) Windows Server
5 108 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 60 (1.94%) Mac OS X
7 51 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (1.52%) CentOS
9 44 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (1.20%) VxWorks
10 37 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 28 (0.91%) Windows 7
13 22 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (0.68%) Windows 10
15 18 (0.58%) AIX
16 16 (0.52%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.45%) Solaris
18 12 (0.39%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1102 (35.66%) Information Security
2 567 (18.35%) SIEM
3 450 (14.56%) Agile Software Development
4 394 (12.75%) Penetration Testing
5 384 (12.43%) Security Operations
6 372 (12.04%) Risk Management
7 335 (10.84%) Security Architecture
8 292 (9.45%) ITIL
9 269 (8.71%) Software Engineering
10 239 (7.73%) Data Protection
11 225 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
12 219 (7.09%) Analytics
13 218 (7.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 218 (7.06%) Vulnerability Management
14 209 (6.76%) Security Monitoring
15 203 (6.57%) Project Management
16 191 (6.18%) Incident Management
17 180 (5.83%) Presales
18 161 (5.21%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 161 (5.21%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 451 (14.60%) Java
2 377 (12.20%) Python
3 318 (10.29%) C++
4 277 (8.96%) C
5 235 (7.61%) SQL
6 220 (7.12%) C#
7 217 (7.02%) JavaScript
8 144 (4.66%) Ruby
9 125 (4.05%) Perl
10 77 (2.49%) PHP
11 67 (2.17%) Bash Shell
12 59 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 35 (1.13%) Objective-C
14 31 (1.00%) VB
15 27 (0.87%) Shell Script
16 25 (0.81%) Scala
17 20 (0.65%) Embedded C
18 17 (0.55%) Go
19 9 (0.29%) Embedded C++
19 9 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 854 (27.64%) CISSP
2 707 (22.88%) Security Cleared
3 601 (19.45%) CISM
4 582 (18.83%) Degree
5 330 (10.68%) SC Cleared
6 329 (10.65%) DV Cleared
7 328 (10.61%) CISA
8 236 (7.64%) SANS
9 203 (6.57%) CEH
10 201 (6.50%) GIAC
11 176 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
12 162 (5.24%) GCIH
13 158 (5.11%) GCIA
14 135 (4.37%) CREST Certified
15 97 (3.14%) CCNP
16 91 (2.94%) CCNA
17 87 (2.82%) CESG Certified Professional
18 79 (2.56%) ISEB
19 60 (1.94%) CompTIA Security+
19 60 (1.94%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (15.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 230 (7.44%) PCI DSS
3 74 (2.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 63 (2.04%) GDPR
5 61 (1.97%) COBIT
5 61 (1.97%) QA
6 50 (1.62%) SLA
7 29 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 26 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 23 (0.74%) GPG13
10 20 (0.65%) PMO
11 19 (0.61%) RMADS
12 17 (0.55%) ISO22301
13 15 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 13 (0.42%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.32%) ISO 14001
16 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 9 (0.29%) SSAE 16
17 8 (0.26%) ISO27002
18 7 (0.23%) MISRA
System Software
1 172 (5.57%) Active Directory
2 96 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (2.23%) Snort
4 50 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 44 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
6 43 (1.39%) Docker
7 17 (0.55%) vSphere
8 16 (0.52%) Firmware
9 14 (0.45%) ProxySG
10 13 (0.42%) KVM
11 12 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.29%) Xen
13 7 (0.23%) HDFS
14 6 (0.19%) Samba
14 6 (0.19%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.16%) NFS
15 5 (0.16%) VMware ESX
16 4 (0.13%) IAG
16 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 67 (2.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 65 (2.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 58 (1.88%) Nessus
4 57 (1.84%) QRadar
5 56 (1.81%) Ansible
6 54 (1.75%) CSIRT
7 53 (1.72%) Puppet
8 30 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
9 29 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (0.91%) FortiGate
11 21 (0.68%) Kibana
11 21 (0.68%) Kubernetes
12 20 (0.65%) Grafana
12 20 (0.65%) Salt
13 18 (0.58%) EnCase
14 17 (0.55%) Nmap
15 14 (0.45%) FTK
15 14 (0.45%) logstash
16 13 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
17 12 (0.39%) RSA enVision
Vendors
1 213 (6.89%) Cisco
2 199 (6.44%) Splunk
3 196 (6.34%) Microsoft
4 128 (4.14%) CheckPoint
5 127 (4.11%) ArcSight
6 124 (4.01%) VMware
7 107 (3.46%) Palo Alto
8 77 (2.49%) Oracle
9 75 (2.43%) Juniper
10 66 (2.14%) HP
11 65 (2.10%) LogRhythm
12 44 (1.42%) Fortinet
13 42 (1.36%) Citrix
14 39 (1.26%) Apple
14 39 (1.26%) Intel Security
15 37 (1.20%) Qualys
16 34 (1.10%) FireEye
16 34 (1.10%) Red Hat
17 33 (1.07%) Blue Coat
17 33 (1.07%) SAP
London
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
PwC
Salary: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £120000 - £160000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, stock, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 80000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Adeptis Group
Salary: From £50,000 to £100,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Experis Ltd
Salary: on call and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
AWD Recruitment
Salary: £18,000 - £26,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Posted: Yesterday