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

Cybersecurity
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 183 184 343
Rank change year-on-year +1 +159  
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 1563 1905 1032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.81% 1.83% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 2.07% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1307 1320 687
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +10.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £83,250
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 77188 92199 96461
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.35% 88.76% 87.10%
Number of salaries quoted 63463 76569 77919
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 26 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 26 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 -5 1488 £57,500 -4.16% 235
London +55 763 £65,000 - 105
South East -4 274 £50,000 -16.66% 50
South West -54 156 £50,000 -9.09% 18
North West +22 116 £47,500 -13.63% 26
City of London +57 103 £62,500 +9.64% 26
Gloucestershire -17 97 £50,000 - 10
Manchester +17 90 £45,000 -25.00% 18
West Midlands +4 77 £47,500 -20.83% 14
Oxfordshire +39 66 £50,000 -28.57% 9
Surrey +16 65 £55,000 -12.00% 14
Hampshire +38 61 £45,000 - 13
Berkshire -55 59 £46,750 -22.08% 9
East of England +20 44 £55,000 +2.32% 7
Cheltenham -12 43 £50,000 - 3
Bristol -18 40 £60,000 - 6
Scotland +20 38 £37,500 -44.44% 5
Warwickshire - 37 £40,000 - 3
Edinburgh +27 34 £33,750 -61.97% 2
Banbury +11 34 £50,000 - 5
Yorkshire -45 27 £43,697 -27.17% 10
Reading -33 26 £42,500 -26.08% 6
Wales +5 25 £41,250 +17.85% 2
East Midlands -8 24 £47,500 +11.76% 2
Gloucester -10 21 £50,000 -9.09% 6
Guildford 0 20 £41,250 -29.78% 6
Hertfordshire +33 19 £78,000 +20.00% 1
Cheshire -5 19 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 16 £55,000 -2.22% 1
West Yorkshire -60 16 £55,000 -8.33% 7

For the 6 months to 26 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 1098 (35.66%) Information Security
2 851 (27.64%) CISSP
3 697 (22.64%) Security Cleared
4 679 (22.05%) Finance
5 613 (19.91%) Linux
6 604 (19.62%) CISM
7 580 (18.84%) Degree
8 576 (18.71%) Firewall
9 564 (18.32%) SIEM
10 532 (17.28%) Windows
11 482 (15.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 449 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
13 446 (14.49%) Java
14 393 (12.76%) Penetration Testing
15 384 (12.47%) Security Operations
16 376 (12.21%) Network Security
17 373 (12.11%) Python
17 373 (12.11%) Risk Management
18 332 (10.78%) CISA
19 330 (10.72%) Security Architecture
20 324 (10.52%) SC Cleared
21 320 (10.39%) DV Cleared
22 316 (10.26%) C++
23 307 (9.97%) Management Information System
24 293 (9.52%) ITIL
25 273 (8.87%) Software Engineering
26 271 (8.80%) C
27 254 (8.25%) Unix
28 239 (7.76%) SANS
29 236 (7.66%) SQL

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 69 (2.24%) 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 27 (0.88%) 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 20 (0.65%) Confluence
12 10 (0.32%) OpenStack
13 8 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.13%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.097%) 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 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.032%) FrameMaker
7 1 (0.032%) Maya
7 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
4 2 (0.065%) Orchestrade
4 2 (0.065%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.032%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 110 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (2.40%) SaaS
3 52 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (0.78%) IaaS
4 24 (0.78%) Office 365
5 23 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 15 (0.49%) PaaS
8 14 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.32%) GitHub
10 9 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.23%) OpenDNS
13 6 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.13%) Sumo Logic
15 3 (0.097%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.065%) Dynamics 365
16 2 (0.065%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.065%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 576 (18.71%) Firewall
2 376 (12.21%) Network Security
3 218 (7.08%) TCP/IP
4 192 (6.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 109 (3.54%) Internet
6 106 (3.44%) DNS
7 79 (2.57%) HTTP
8 61 (1.98%) LAN
9 60 (1.95%) WAN
10 59 (1.92%) VPN
11 58 (1.88%) DHCP
11 58 (1.88%) Wireshark
12 55 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
13 49 (1.59%) SSL
14 44 (1.43%) Wireless
15 35 (1.14%) VLAN
16 30 (0.97%) MPLS
17 29 (0.94%) FTP
17 29 (0.94%) HTTPS
18 22 (0.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (7.15%) Big Data
2 85 (2.76%) Hadoop
3 81 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 69 (2.24%) NoSQL
5 48 (1.56%) 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%) InfluxDB
15 10 (0.32%) Neo4j
15 10 (0.32%) RDBMS
16 9 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 81 (2.63%) Selenium
2 58 (1.88%) Jenkins
3 55 (1.79%) Cucumber
4 52 (1.69%) JIRA
5 46 (1.49%) Git (software)
6 37 (1.20%) JMeter
7 32 (1.04%) LoadRunner
8 29 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 29 (0.94%) Metasploit
9 22 (0.71%) IDA Disassembler
10 14 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 14 (0.45%) Burp Suite
10 14 (0.45%) Maven
11 12 (0.39%) Subversion
12 11 (0.36%) JUnit
12 11 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (0.36%) WebDriver
13 10 (0.32%) OllyDbg
13 10 (0.32%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.32%) WinDbg
General
1 679 (22.05%) Finance
2 176 (5.72%) Banking
3 165 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 131 (4.25%) Marketing
5 95 (3.09%) Legal
6 66 (2.14%) Games
7 64 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 60 (1.95%) Law
9 57 (1.85%) Electronics
10 49 (1.59%) 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 25 (0.81%) Aerospace
15 22 (0.71%) Spanish Language
16 21 (0.68%) Investment Banking
17 19 (0.62%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.55%) Dutch Language
18 17 (0.55%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 591 (19.19%) Analyst
2 428 (13.90%) Security Analyst
3 400 (12.99%) Security Manager
4 375 (12.18%) Consultant
5 281 (9.13%) Security Engineer
6 267 (8.67%) Security Consultant
7 232 (7.53%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 228 (7.41%) Developer
9 227 (7.37%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 201 (6.53%) Architect
11 158 (5.13%) Security Architect
12 141 (4.58%) Software Engineer
13 124 (4.03%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 118 (3.83%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 116 (3.77%) SOC Analyst
16 109 (3.54%) Information Security Manager
17 106 (3.44%) Information Manager
17 106 (3.44%) Senior Manager
18 98 (3.18%) Software Developer
19 88 (2.86%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (5.26%) HTML
2 112 (3.64%) Web Services
3 110 (3.57%) CSS
4 73 (2.37%) .NET
5 53 (1.72%) J2EE
6 47 (1.53%) Node.js
7 44 (1.43%) Java EE
8 43 (1.40%) XML
9 38 (1.23%) HTML5
10 36 (1.17%) AngularJS
11 32 (1.04%) Django
11 32 (1.04%) jQuery
11 32 (1.04%) Regular Expression
12 29 (0.94%) CSS3
12 29 (0.94%) REST
13 28 (0.91%) JSON
13 28 (0.91%) Spring
14 23 (0.75%) STL
15 22 (0.71%) Hibernate
16 20 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 307 (9.97%) Management Information System
2 228 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 214 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
4 194 (6.30%) Security Operations Centre
5 180 (5.85%) Cyberthreat
6 175 (5.68%) Cyber Attack
7 91 (2.96%) Cyber Defence
8 61 (1.98%) PKI
9 59 (1.92%) CESG
10 55 (1.79%) Cybercrime
11 52 (1.69%) Data Centre
11 52 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
12 48 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 43 (1.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 39 (1.27%) Fintech
15 37 (1.20%) Cyber Kill Chain
16 32 (1.04%) Smartphone
17 30 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
17 30 (0.97%) Mobile App
18 28 (0.91%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 613 (19.91%) Linux
2 532 (17.28%) Windows
3 254 (8.25%) Unix
4 133 (4.32%) Android
5 130 (4.22%) Windows Server
6 109 (3.54%) Apple iOS
7 60 (1.95%) Mac OS X
8 51 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (1.53%) CentOS
10 45 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (1.17%) VxWorks
13 31 (1.01%) Ubuntu
14 28 (0.91%) Windows 7
15 21 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (0.68%) Windows 10
16 18 (0.58%) AIX
17 16 (0.52%) Mac OS
18 14 (0.45%) Solaris
19 11 (0.36%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1098 (35.66%) Information Security
2 564 (18.32%) SIEM
3 449 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
4 393 (12.76%) Penetration Testing
5 384 (12.47%) Security Operations
6 373 (12.11%) Risk Management
7 330 (10.72%) Security Architecture
8 293 (9.52%) ITIL
9 273 (8.87%) Software Engineering
10 236 (7.66%) Data Protection
11 229 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
12 220 (7.15%) Analytics
13 218 (7.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 216 (7.02%) Vulnerability Management
15 208 (6.76%) Security Monitoring
16 201 (6.53%) Project Management
17 186 (6.04%) Incident Management
18 178 (5.78%) Presales
19 160 (5.20%) Mentoring
20 156 (5.07%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 446 (14.49%) Java
2 373 (12.11%) Python
3 316 (10.26%) C++
4 271 (8.80%) C
5 236 (7.66%) SQL
6 221 (7.18%) C#
7 217 (7.05%) JavaScript
8 143 (4.64%) Ruby
9 123 (3.99%) Perl
10 77 (2.50%) PHP
11 66 (2.14%) Bash Shell
12 60 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 35 (1.14%) Objective-C
14 31 (1.01%) VB
15 27 (0.88%) Shell Script
16 26 (0.84%) Scala
17 21 (0.68%) Embedded C
18 18 (0.58%) Go
19 9 (0.29%) Embedded C++
20 8 (0.26%) R
Qualifications
1 851 (27.64%) CISSP
2 697 (22.64%) Security Cleared
3 604 (19.62%) CISM
4 580 (18.84%) Degree
5 332 (10.78%) CISA
6 324 (10.52%) SC Cleared
7 320 (10.39%) DV Cleared
8 239 (7.76%) SANS
9 203 (6.59%) CEH
10 201 (6.53%) GIAC
11 178 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
12 157 (5.10%) GCIA
12 157 (5.10%) GCIH
13 131 (4.25%) CREST Certified
14 98 (3.18%) CCNP
15 91 (2.96%) CCNA
16 90 (2.92%) CESG Certified Professional
17 78 (2.53%) ISEB
18 60 (1.95%) CompTIA Security+
18 60 (1.95%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 482 (15.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 230 (7.47%) PCI DSS
3 72 (2.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 62 (2.01%) GDPR
5 59 (1.92%) COBIT
6 57 (1.85%) QA
7 51 (1.66%) SLA
8 27 (0.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 27 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 23 (0.75%) GPG13
10 21 (0.68%) PMO
11 20 (0.65%) RMADS
12 17 (0.55%) ISO22301
13 14 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 12 (0.39%) ISO 9001
15 10 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 10 (0.32%) SSAE 16
16 9 (0.29%) ISO 14001
16 9 (0.29%) ISO27002
17 7 (0.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 170 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 95 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.11%) Snort
4 50 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 43 (1.40%) Docker
5 43 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.52%) vSphere
7 15 (0.49%) Firmware
8 13 (0.42%) ProxySG
9 12 (0.39%) KVM
9 12 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (0.29%) Xen
11 7 (0.23%) HDFS
12 6 (0.19%) NFS
12 6 (0.19%) Samba
12 6 (0.19%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.16%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.13%) IAG
14 4 (0.13%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.065%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 66 (2.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 64 (2.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 57 (1.85%) Nessus
3 57 (1.85%) QRadar
4 55 (1.79%) Ansible
5 54 (1.75%) CSIRT
6 51 (1.66%) Puppet
7 29 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
8 28 (0.91%) FortiGate
8 28 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (0.68%) Kibana
10 20 (0.65%) Grafana
10 20 (0.65%) Kubernetes
11 19 (0.62%) Salt
12 18 (0.58%) EnCase
12 18 (0.58%) Nmap
13 14 (0.45%) FTK
13 14 (0.45%) logstash
14 13 (0.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
15 12 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 210 (6.82%) Cisco
2 197 (6.40%) Splunk
3 196 (6.37%) Microsoft
4 127 (4.12%) CheckPoint
5 125 (4.06%) ArcSight
6 123 (3.99%) VMware
7 105 (3.41%) Palo Alto
8 78 (2.53%) Oracle
9 74 (2.40%) Juniper
10 66 (2.14%) HP
11 63 (2.05%) LogRhythm
12 43 (1.40%) Fortinet
13 42 (1.36%) Citrix
14 39 (1.27%) Apple
15 38 (1.23%) Intel Security
16 37 (1.20%) Qualys
17 34 (1.10%) FireEye
18 33 (1.07%) Red Hat
18 33 (1.07%) SAP
19 32 (1.04%) IBM
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £120000 - £160000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
UK
Networkers
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £60000 - £72000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
PwC
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £68000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Romsey, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 55,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Stott & May
Salary: £60000 - £73000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Itecco
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Flexible Working + Oncall
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 85000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Sanderson
Salary: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £0.00 per annum + Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 80,000 - 100,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000-75,000+bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago