Cybersecurity Jobs

Cybersecurity
UK

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies requiring Cybersecurity skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Cybersecurity over the 6 months leading up to 25 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
25 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 36 41 77
Rank change year-on-year +5 +36 -6
Permanent jobs citing Cybersecurity 5,572 5,731 7,968
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.07% 6.20% 4.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.14% 6.49% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 3,956 3,090 3,709
10th Percentile £35,125 £37,500 £36,750
25th Percentile £43,750 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% - +4.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £79,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £94,500 £97,500 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £59,526 £57,500
% change year-on-year -11.80% +3.52% +4.55%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

Cybersecurity falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 90,810 88,242 165,721
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 82.65% 95.42% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 62,635 53,650 83,244
10th Percentile £29,750 £33,818 £33,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,000 £43,896
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +8.81%

Cybersecurity
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cybersecurity as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybersecurity.

Salary trend for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybersecurity over the 6 months to 25 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Cybersecurity in the UK

Cybersecurity
Top 19 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 25 June 2024. 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
Jobs
England +15 5,007 £57,500 -11.54% 855
UK excluding London +2 3,958 £52,500 -11.80% 618
Work from Home +7 1,921 £57,500 -13.79% 350
London +19 1,410 £72,500 +3.57% 313
South East +16 1,008 £50,500 -8.27% 158
North of England +1 966 £52,084 -13.19% 153
Midlands +8 725 £54,650 -0.64% 108
South West +2 642 £60,000 -4.00% 110
North West -9 602 £52,084 -15.99% 96
West Midlands +4 528 £56,282 -6.20% 66
Scotland -51 314 £50,000 -16.00% 33
Yorkshire +17 272 £50,000 -16.67% 43
East of England +13 212 £50,000 -6.10% 42
East Midlands +14 195 £42,500 -10.53% 42
North East +42 92 £42,500 -3.68% 16
Wales -39 54 £49,000 -30.00% 25
Northern Ireland -12 28 £42,500 -22.73% 6
Isle of Man -12 8 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Channel Islands -3 1 £100,000 -13.04%

Cybersecurity
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 255 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 210 (3.77%) Microsoft Exchange
3 35 (0.63%) IIS
4 21 (0.38%) Apache
5 16 (0.29%) Confluence
6 14 (0.25%) Apache Spark
6 14 (0.25%) FileNet
7 10 (0.18%) CMS
8 6 (0.11%) Jupyter
9 5 (0.090%) Apache Airflow
9 5 (0.090%) Luigi
9 5 (0.090%) Site Server
10 4 (0.072%) CloudStack
10 4 (0.072%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.072%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.072%) WordPress
11 3 (0.054%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.036%) nginx
12 2 (0.036%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.036%) WebSphere
Applications
1 223 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.14%) Simulink
7 6 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.11%) Revit
7 6 (0.11%) Trello
8 4 (0.072%) CANalyzer
8 4 (0.072%) Stateflow
8 4 (0.072%) Windchill
9 2 (0.036%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.018%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.090%) Dynamics GP
3 5 (0.090%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.072%) Primavera
4 4 (0.072%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.036%) Infor LN
6 1 (0.018%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1,376 (24.69%) Azure
2 842 (15.11%) Microsoft 365
3 547 (9.82%) AWS
4 474 (8.51%) Entra ID
5 216 (3.88%) SaaS
6 153 (2.75%) GCP
7 139 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
8 106 (1.90%) Power Platform
9 103 (1.85%) IaaS
9 103 (1.85%) PaaS
10 85 (1.53%) Azure Sentinel
11 56 (1.01%) OneDrive
12 55 (0.99%) Amazon S3
13 50 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
14 48 (0.86%) Azure DevOps
15 41 (0.74%) PowerApps
16 35 (0.63%) Datadog
16 35 (0.63%) Serverless
17 34 (0.61%) Power Automate
18 32 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 841 (15.09%) Firewall
2 384 (6.89%) Network Security
3 278 (4.99%) WAN
4 244 (4.38%) 5G
5 236 (4.24%) Broadband
6 229 (4.11%) DNS
7 201 (3.61%) LAN
8 200 (3.59%) TCP/IP
9 177 (3.18%) Wi-Fi
10 152 (2.73%) DHCP
11 137 (2.46%) VPN
12 135 (2.42%) Intrusion Detection
13 112 (2.01%) SD-WAN
14 101 (1.81%) Wireless
15 94 (1.69%) Internet
16 74 (1.33%) SAN
17 69 (1.24%) MPLS
18 63 (1.13%) VLAN
19 58 (1.04%) Unified Communications
20 50 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (2.06%) SQL Server
2 88 (1.58%) Power BI
3 63 (1.13%) MySQL
4 51 (0.92%) Big Data
4 51 (0.92%) NoSQL
5 44 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 31 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 28 (0.50%) Hadoop
7 28 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 27 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
9 23 (0.41%) Oracle Database
10 21 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (0.38%) Redis
11 16 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
12 12 (0.22%) Scylla
13 11 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (0.16%) Data Lake
15 8 (0.14%) BigQuery
16 7 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 77 (1.38%) JIRA
2 69 (1.24%) Jenkins
3 54 (0.97%) Git
4 36 (0.65%) Burp Suite
4 36 (0.65%) Metasploit
5 23 (0.41%) GitLab
5 23 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
6 22 (0.39%) JUnit
7 21 (0.38%) SonarQube
8 17 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
9 14 (0.25%) Visual Studio
10 10 (0.18%) TeamCity
11 9 (0.16%) Selenium
11 9 (0.16%) Subversion
12 8 (0.14%) Rational Team Concert
13 7 (0.13%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.13%) IntelliJ
14 6 (0.11%) Mockito
15 5 (0.090%) Cucumber
15 5 (0.090%) Gradle
General
1 1,326 (23.80%) Social Skills
2 963 (17.28%) Finance
3 736 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
4 671 (12.04%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 349 (6.26%) Law
6 294 (5.28%) Legal
7 234 (4.20%) Public Sector
8 178 (3.19%) Telecoms
9 163 (2.93%) Banking
10 151 (2.71%) Retail
11 148 (2.66%) Marketing
12 142 (2.55%) Manufacturing
13 118 (2.12%) Games
14 115 (2.06%) Organisational Skills
15 112 (2.01%) Military
16 102 (1.83%) Aerospace
17 86 (1.54%) Presentation Skills
18 74 (1.33%) Automotive
19 66 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
20 50 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 940 (16.87%) Senior
2 731 (13.12%) Analyst
3 476 (8.54%) Lead
4 441 (7.91%) Architect
5 400 (7.18%) Consultant
6 360 (6.46%) Security Analyst
7 323 (5.80%) Security Engineer
8 291 (5.22%) Security Consultant
9 285 (5.11%) Security Manager
10 256 (4.59%) Software Engineer
11 242 (4.34%) IT Manager
12 240 (4.31%) Security Architect
13 217 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 214 (3.84%) Technical Specialist
15 211 (3.79%) Linux Specialist
16 193 (3.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
17 188 (3.37%) IT Engineer
18 185 (3.32%) IT Support
19 184 (3.30%) Cybersecurity Consultant
20 182 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (1.58%) HTML
2 87 (1.56%) .NET
3 77 (1.38%) CSS
4 75 (1.35%) REST
5 62 (1.11%) AngularJS
6 61 (1.09%) Web Services
7 60 (1.08%) Kafka
8 59 (1.06%) Node.js
9 58 (1.04%) React
10 50 (0.90%) JSON
11 48 (0.86%) Spring
12 44 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
12 44 (0.79%) jQuery
13 42 (0.75%) OAuth
14 36 (0.65%) OpenTelemetry
15 33 (0.59%) OpenID
16 27 (0.48%) 802.1X
16 27 (0.48%) RESTful
17 26 (0.47%) GraphQL
17 26 (0.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 621 (11.15%) Management Information System
2 352 (6.32%) Data Centre
3 280 (5.03%) Cyber Threat
4 254 (4.56%) Social Media
5 221 (3.97%) Operational Technology
6 217 (3.89%) Security Posture
7 198 (3.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 195 (3.50%) Cyberattack
9 190 (3.41%) Algorithms
10 189 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
11 135 (2.42%) IoT
12 123 (2.21%) Onboarding
12 123 (2.21%) Public Cloud
13 122 (2.19%) Driving Licence
14 90 (1.62%) Cloud Native
15 89 (1.60%) Cyber Defence
16 81 (1.45%) PKI
17 74 (1.33%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 65 (1.17%) Cyber Security Posture
18 65 (1.17%) Product Ownership
Operating Systems
1 968 (17.37%) Windows
2 643 (11.54%) Linux
3 408 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 242 (4.34%) Ubuntu
5 138 (2.48%) Windows 10
6 88 (1.58%) Apple iOS
7 84 (1.51%) Unix
8 72 (1.29%) Android
9 68 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
10 65 (1.17%) Windows Server 2016
11 54 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
12 49 (0.88%) Mac OS
13 41 (0.74%) Kali Linux
14 40 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (0.45%) Windows 7
16 22 (0.39%) VMS
17 18 (0.32%) Mac OS X
18 17 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (0.18%) Debian
20 9 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,054 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
2 983 (17.64%) Information Security
3 677 (12.15%) Incident Response
4 620 (11.13%) SIEM
5 585 (10.50%) Risk Management
6 556 (9.98%) Mentoring
7 551 (9.89%) Security Operations
8 534 (9.58%) Agile
9 513 (9.21%) Computer Science
10 458 (8.22%) ITIL
11 439 (7.88%) Artificial Intelligence
12 411 (7.38%) Coaching
13 396 (7.11%) Software Engineering
14 386 (6.93%) IT Strategy
15 382 (6.86%) Project Management
16 380 (6.82%) Decision-Making
17 368 (6.60%) Penetration Testing
18 362 (6.50%) Vulnerability Management
19 352 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 343 (6.16%) Roadmaps
Programming Languages
1 461 (8.27%) Python
2 411 (7.38%) Bash
3 368 (6.60%) SQL
4 330 (5.92%) PowerShell
5 216 (3.88%) Java
6 146 (2.62%) JavaScript
7 137 (2.46%) C
8 80 (1.44%) C#
9 70 (1.26%) Rust
10 61 (1.09%) C++
11 52 (0.93%) Embedded C
12 43 (0.77%) Go
13 34 (0.61%) PHP
13 34 (0.61%) TypeScript
14 30 (0.54%) Perl
15 19 (0.34%) PL/SQL
16 17 (0.31%) Scala
17 13 (0.23%) R
18 11 (0.20%) Kusto Query Language
19 10 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1,183 (21.23%) Degree
2 880 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 670 (12.02%) CISSP
4 442 (7.93%) SC Cleared
5 409 (7.34%) CISM
6 240 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
7 215 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 198 (3.55%) DV Cleared
9 166 (2.98%) CCNA
10 160 (2.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 150 (2.69%) CISA
12 148 (2.66%) CRISC
13 122 (2.19%) GIAC
14 120 (2.15%) Master's Degree
15 117 (2.10%) CEH
16 116 (2.08%) Azure Certification
16 116 (2.08%) CCNP
17 106 (1.90%) CompTIA Security+
17 106 (1.90%) CREST Certified
18 94 (1.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 712 (12.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 602 (10.80%) NIST
3 336 (6.03%) GDPR
4 317 (5.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 211 (3.79%) NCSC
6 203 (3.64%) GRC
7 149 (2.67%) PCI DSS
8 112 (2.01%) SLA
9 95 (1.70%) QA
10 92 (1.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 83 (1.49%) Def Stans
11 83 (1.49%) NIST 800
12 70 (1.26%) COBIT
13 59 (1.06%) Data Quality
14 52 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 51 (0.92%) ISO 9001
16 43 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
17 42 (0.75%) JSP 440
18 41 (0.74%) SOC 2
19 29 (0.52%) Accessibility
System Software
1 877 (15.74%) Active Directory
2 249 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (2.66%) Hyper-V
4 124 (2.23%) Docker
5 59 (1.06%) vSphere
6 50 (0.90%) RACF
7 43 (0.77%) Firmware
8 30 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
9 29 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
10 24 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
11 22 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 11 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
13 9 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
14 7 (0.13%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.13%) XenApp
15 5 (0.090%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.072%) NFS
16 4 (0.072%) pfSense
16 4 (0.072%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 404 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 214 (3.84%) Jamf Pro
3 135 (2.42%) Kubernetes
4 114 (2.05%) Terraform
5 100 (1.79%) Ansible
6 54 (0.97%) SCCM
7 51 (0.92%) Nessus
8 50 (0.90%) WSUS
9 44 (0.79%) Grafana
10 41 (0.74%) FortiGate
11 40 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
12 38 (0.68%) CASB
13 33 (0.59%) Stealthwatch
14 31 (0.56%) QRadar
15 25 (0.45%) Puppet
16 24 (0.43%) vCenter Server
17 20 (0.36%) EnCase
18 19 (0.34%) SCOM
19 18 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
19 18 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1,675 (30.06%) Microsoft
2 355 (6.37%) VMware
3 310 (5.56%) Cisco
4 294 (5.28%) CyberArk
5 242 (4.34%) Tanium
6 178 (3.19%) Apple
7 150 (2.69%) Adobe
8 135 (2.42%) Splunk
9 125 (2.24%) Veeam
10 123 (2.21%) Google
11 109 (1.96%) Dell
11 109 (1.96%) Meraki
12 86 (1.54%) HP
13 75 (1.35%) Oracle
14 64 (1.15%) Juniper
15 61 (1.09%) Fortinet
16 58 (1.04%) Qualys
17 54 (0.97%) CrowdStrike
17 54 (0.97%) ServiceNow
18 46 (0.83%) SolarWinds