Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Reverse Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Reverse Engineering over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Reverse Engineering
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 897 1031 900
Rank change year-on-year +134 -131 +144
Permanent jobs citing Reverse Engineering 261 152 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.087% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.095% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 195 111 242
UK median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £38,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £91,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -9.09%

Reverse Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 149,898 160,584 173,054
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.02% 91.57% 90.85%
Number of salaries quoted 119,286 126,736 144,177
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

Reverse Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Reverse Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Reverse Engineering in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering.

Salary trend for Reverse Engineering in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Reverse Engineering in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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 +158 247 £52,500 -8.70% 40
UK excluding London +101 160 £47,500 - 29
London +65 96 £61,750 -11.79% 14
East of England +68 54 £42,500 +8.28% 3
South West +57 54 £47,500 -24.00% 10
North of England +32 21 £45,000 +5.88% 6
North West +23 19 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Midlands +25 15 £43,750 -10.71% 3
West Midlands +34 11 £47,500 -3.06% 3
Scotland +2 7 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Wales +2 5 £57,500 +21.05% 2
South East -6 4 £68,750 +44.74% 4
East Midlands - 4 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +23 1 - - 1
North East - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Reverse Engineering.

1 147 (56.32%) Cybersecurity
2 115 (44.06%) Python
3 108 (41.38%) Firewall
4 106 (40.61%) Microsoft
5 103 (39.46%) Windows
6 99 (37.93%) CISSP
7 96 (36.78%) SANS
8 94 (36.02%) C++
9 93 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
10 92 (35.25%) C
11 88 (33.72%) Security Cleared
12 85 (32.57%) Java
12 85 (32.57%) Penetration Testing
13 82 (31.42%) C#
14 81 (31.03%) Linux
15 80 (30.65%) MCSE
15 80 (30.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 80 (30.65%) SSCP
16 78 (29.89%) Analytical Skills
17 76 (29.12%) GIAC
18 73 (27.97%) SQL Server
18 73 (27.97%) DV Cleared
19 72 (27.59%) Software Engineering
20 71 (27.20%) Big Data
21 70 (26.82%) Android
22 68 (26.05%) HTTP
23 67 (25.67%) Test Automation
24 66 (25.29%) JavaScript
25 65 (24.90%) Objective-C
26 64 (24.52%) TCP/IP

Reverse Engineering
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 45 (17.24%) Apache Pig
2 16 (6.13%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.30%) Confluence
4 2 (0.77%) Apache
4 2 (0.77%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.77%) SAS
5 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.38%) Smallworld
Applications
1 16 (6.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.68%) SaaS
3 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.53%) IaaS
3 4 (1.53%) PaaS
4 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 108 (41.38%) Firewall
2 68 (26.05%) HTTP
3 64 (24.52%) TCP/IP
4 59 (22.61%) SSL
5 44 (16.86%) Intrusion Detection
6 32 (12.26%) Wireshark
7 15 (5.75%) HTTPS
8 11 (4.21%) DNS
8 11 (4.21%) Internet
9 10 (3.83%) SMTP
10 8 (3.07%) Network Security
11 5 (1.92%) ASN.1
12 2 (0.77%) Broadband
12 2 (0.77%) IPsec
13 1 (0.38%) BGP
13 1 (0.38%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.38%) FTP
13 1 (0.38%) OSPF
13 1 (0.38%) SMS
13 1 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (27.97%) SQL Server
2 71 (27.20%) Big Data
3 55 (21.07%) Hadoop
4 50 (19.16%) Apache Hive
5 46 (17.62%) MySQL
6 24 (9.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (3.83%) Power BI
9 10 (3.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.68%) Data Lake
10 7 (2.68%) Maltego
10 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.92%) PowerPivot
13 4 (1.53%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (1.15%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 51 (19.54%) JIRA
2 49 (18.77%) Git (software)
3 48 (18.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 46 (17.62%) Selenium
5 45 (17.24%) Bitbucket
6 44 (16.86%) CodeSonar
6 44 (16.86%) git-flow
6 44 (16.86%) Robot Framework
7 14 (5.36%) IDA Disassembler
8 7 (2.68%) Metasploit
9 6 (2.30%) MorphX
10 5 (1.92%) ER Studio
10 5 (1.92%) OllyDbg
11 4 (1.53%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.77%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.77%) GDB
13 1 (0.38%) AppScan
13 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.38%) WinDbg
General
1 38 (14.56%) Finance
2 35 (13.41%) Retail
3 23 (8.81%) Games
4 8 (3.07%) Law
5 6 (2.30%) Banking
6 5 (1.92%) Marketing
7 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.53%) Legal
7 4 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Front Office
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (21.46%) Developer
2 45 (17.24%) Analyst
2 45 (17.24%) Software Engineer
3 38 (14.56%) C++ Software Engineer
3 38 (14.56%) Java Engineer
3 38 (14.56%) Java Software Engineer
4 32 (12.26%) C# Software Engineer
5 25 (9.58%) SIEM Analyst
6 22 (8.43%) SOC Analyst
7 19 (7.28%) Consultant
7 19 (7.28%) Security Engineer
8 18 (6.90%) SIEM Engineer
8 18 (6.90%) SOC Engineer
9 15 (5.75%) Tester
10 14 (5.36%) Requirements Engineer
10 14 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (4.98%) Penetration Tester
12 12 (4.60%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (4.60%) SQL Developer
12 12 (4.60%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.69%) .NET
1 54 (20.69%) Java EE
2 49 (18.77%) STL
3 48 (18.39%) SOAP
4 47 (18.01%) REST
5 46 (17.62%) Node.js
6 45 (17.24%) LAMP
7 44 (16.86%) .NET Framework
7 44 (16.86%) ASP.NET
7 44 (16.86%) Django
7 44 (16.86%) RabbitMQ
7 44 (16.86%) Spring MVC
8 23 (8.81%) XML
9 17 (6.51%) HTML
10 16 (6.13%) EJB
10 16 (6.13%) Hibernate
10 16 (6.13%) J2EE
10 16 (6.13%) Spring
11 10 (3.83%) Web Services
12 6 (2.30%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 78 (29.89%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (14.18%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 31 (11.88%) Self-Motivation
4 29 (11.11%) Cyberthreat
5 16 (6.13%) iPhone
6 15 (5.75%) Security Operations Centre
7 13 (4.98%) Fintech
8 12 (4.60%) Cybercrime
9 10 (3.83%) Computer Science
10 8 (3.07%) Cyberattack
11 7 (2.68%) Cyber Defence
12 6 (2.30%) Analytical Mindset
13 4 (1.53%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.53%) NHS
14 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
16 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
16 1 (0.38%) Replication
16 1 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 103 (39.46%) Windows
2 81 (31.03%) Linux
3 70 (26.82%) Android
4 54 (20.69%) Apple iOS
5 50 (19.16%) Mac OS X
6 30 (11.49%) Unix
7 16 (6.13%) Windows Phone
8 9 (3.45%) Solaris
9 8 (3.07%) VMS
10 7 (2.68%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.38%) CentOS
11 1 (0.38%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.38%) SUSE
11 1 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (56.32%) Cybersecurity
2 85 (32.57%) Penetration Testing
3 72 (27.59%) Software Engineering
4 67 (25.67%) Test Automation
5 59 (22.61%) Ethical Hacking
6 57 (21.84%) User Stories
7 52 (19.92%) Analytics
7 52 (19.92%) Security Operations
7 52 (19.92%) SIEM
8 51 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (19.54%) Multithreading
9 50 (19.16%) Threat Intelligence
10 48 (18.39%) Malware Reverse Engineering
11 47 (18.01%) Scrum
12 46 (17.62%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 46 (17.62%) Information Security
12 46 (17.62%) Mentoring
13 45 (17.24%) Kanban
14 44 (16.86%) API Design
15 43 (16.48%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 115 (44.06%) Python
2 94 (36.02%) C++
3 92 (35.25%) C
4 85 (32.57%) Java
5 82 (31.42%) C#
6 66 (25.29%) JavaScript
7 65 (24.90%) Objective-C
8 54 (20.69%) PowerShell
9 48 (18.39%) PHP
9 48 (18.39%) SQL
10 44 (16.86%) Bash Shell
11 22 (8.43%) Perl
12 13 (4.98%) T-SQL
13 10 (3.83%) Ruby
14 7 (2.68%) VBA
15 6 (2.30%) Assembly Language
15 6 (2.30%) VB
15 6 (2.30%) X++
16 4 (1.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 4 (1.53%) R
Qualifications
1 99 (37.93%) CISSP
2 96 (36.78%) SANS
3 93 (35.63%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (33.72%) Security Cleared
5 80 (30.65%) MCSE
5 80 (30.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 80 (30.65%) SSCP
6 76 (29.12%) GIAC
7 73 (27.97%) DV Cleared
8 60 (22.99%) CCNA
9 50 (19.16%) CompTIA Security+
9 50 (19.16%) Linux+ Certification
9 50 (19.16%) Network+ Certification
10 37 (14.18%) CCNP
11 36 (13.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 36 (13.79%) CCSP
12 30 (11.49%) CSSLP
12 30 (11.49%) GCWN
12 30 (11.49%) RHCA
12 30 (11.49%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.60%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.92%) GDPR
3 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.53%) QA
4 3 (1.15%) PMO
5 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (18.01%) Docker
2 44 (16.86%) vSphere
3 7 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.92%) Active Directory
5 4 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.15%) HDFS
7 2 (0.77%) Firmware
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 45 (17.24%) Puppet
2 44 (16.86%) Salt
3 30 (11.49%) RSA Security Analytics
4 10 (3.83%) OpenVAS
5 9 (3.45%) EnCase
6 7 (2.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (2.68%) Nessus
6 7 (2.68%) Nmap
7 6 (2.30%) QRadar
8 3 (1.15%) Ambari
9 2 (0.77%) Ansible
9 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.38%) CFEngine
10 1 (0.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 1 (0.38%) CSIRT
10 1 (0.38%) FTK
10 1 (0.38%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.38%) Terraform
10 1 (0.38%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 106 (40.61%) Microsoft
2 46 (17.62%) Cisco
3 39 (14.94%) Splunk
4 32 (12.26%) Red Hat
5 30 (11.49%) Symantec
6 27 (10.34%) VMware
7 18 (6.90%) Atlassian
8 10 (3.83%) AlienVault
9 6 (2.30%) LogRhythm
9 6 (2.30%) Qualys
10 5 (1.92%) Oracle
11 4 (1.53%) Cognos
11 4 (1.53%) Tableau
12 3 (1.15%) Google
12 3 (1.15%) Teradata
12 3 (1.15%) WorldPay
13 2 (0.77%) Citrix
13 2 (0.77%) NVIDIA
14 1 (0.38%) Nuix
14 1 (0.38%) Xero