Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Reverse Engineering
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 942 1000 958
Rank change year-on-year +58 -42 +172
Permanent jobs citing Reverse Engineering 230 215 334
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 161 134 233
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -13.04% +13.86%
10th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -5.00% -

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 158,622 162,137 182,500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.66% 90.74% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,735 130,343 151,856
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 21 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Reverse Engineering in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Top 14 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 21 July 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 +51 226 £52,500 +5.00% 34
London +76 132 £55,000 -15.38% 18
UK excluding London -18 94 £47,500 - 17
East of England - 33 £40,000 - 2
South West -18 27 £47,500 - 4
North of England +28 24 £45,000 +5.88% 4
North West +20 20 £46,250 +8.82% 3
South East -44 5 £58,750 +46.88% 2
Midlands -10 4 - - 4
Yorkshire +24 3 £36,250 - 1
West Midlands +18 3 - - 3
East Midlands +6 1 - - 1
Scotland -18 1 £30,000 -29.41% 1
North East -20 1 £70,000 +55.56%

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 116 (50.43%) Cybersecurity
2 104 (45.22%) Python
3 95 (41.30%) Windows
4 93 (40.43%) Firewall
5 81 (35.22%) Linux
6 75 (32.61%) C
7 73 (31.74%) C#
7 73 (31.74%) SQL Server
8 70 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
9 68 (29.57%) Microsoft
10 67 (29.13%) GIAC
11 63 (27.39%) Penetration Testing
12 62 (26.96%) CCNA
13 60 (26.09%) C++
14 57 (24.78%) TCP/IP
14 57 (24.78%) CISSP
14 57 (24.78%) Big Data
15 56 (24.35%) Security Operations
16 55 (23.91%) SANS
16 55 (23.91%) Analytics
17 54 (23.48%) Malware Analysis
18 53 (23.04%) Java
19 51 (22.17%) Hadoop
20 50 (21.74%) Apache Hive
20 50 (21.74%) Software Engineering
21 49 (21.30%) Unix
21 49 (21.30%) Security Cleared
22 47 (20.43%) HTTP
22 47 (20.43%) Finance
23 46 (20.00%) JavaScript

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 33 (14.35%) Apache Pig
2 7 (3.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.30%) Apache
3 3 (1.30%) SAS
4 2 (0.87%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.87%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.43%) Confluence
5 1 (0.43%) IIS
5 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.96%) Spreadsheet
3 15 (6.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.74%) Serverless
3 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.30%) SaaS
4 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 93 (40.43%) Firewall
2 57 (24.78%) TCP/IP
3 47 (20.43%) HTTP
4 39 (16.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 39 (16.96%) SSL
5 12 (5.22%) Internet
6 10 (4.35%) DNS
6 10 (4.35%) Network Security
6 10 (4.35%) SMTP
6 10 (4.35%) Wireshark
7 8 (3.48%) HTTPS
8 4 (1.74%) VPN
9 2 (0.87%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.87%) IPsec
10 1 (0.43%) BGP
10 1 (0.43%) Broadband
10 1 (0.43%) HSRP
10 1 (0.43%) Junos
10 1 (0.43%) OSPF
10 1 (0.43%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (31.74%) SQL Server
2 57 (24.78%) Big Data
3 51 (22.17%) Hadoop
4 50 (21.74%) Apache Hive
5 42 (18.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (15.65%) MySQL
7 32 (13.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (7.83%) Power BI
11 16 (6.96%) Data Lake
12 15 (6.52%) HBase
13 14 (6.09%) Oracle ODI
13 14 (6.09%) Sqoop
14 8 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
16 5 (2.17%) MongoDB
16 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
17 4 (1.74%) PowerPivot
18 3 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 35 (15.22%) JIRA
1 35 (15.22%) Selenium
2 34 (14.78%) Git (software)
3 31 (13.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 31 (13.48%) Bitbucket
3 31 (13.48%) CodeSonar
3 31 (13.48%) git-flow
3 31 (13.48%) Robot Framework
4 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.87%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.87%) IDA Disassembler
5 2 (0.87%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.43%) ERwin
6 1 (0.43%) OllyDbg
6 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (20.43%) Finance
2 22 (9.57%) Law
3 14 (6.09%) Retail
4 12 (5.22%) Games
5 6 (2.61%) Banking
5 6 (2.61%) Legal
6 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.74%) Marketing
8 2 (0.87%) Automotive
8 2 (0.87%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Front Office
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (20.87%) Developer
2 39 (16.96%) Analyst
3 35 (15.22%) Consultant
4 32 (13.91%) Software Engineer
5 27 (11.74%) C++ Software Engineer
5 27 (11.74%) Java Engineer
5 27 (11.74%) Java Software Engineer
6 23 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
7 18 (7.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 16 (6.96%) Security Consultant
8 16 (6.96%) Security Engineer
9 15 (6.52%) Senior Consultant
10 14 (6.09%) Tester
11 13 (5.65%) Incident Engineer
11 13 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (5.22%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 12 (5.22%) Security Analyst
12 12 (5.22%) Security Incident Consultant
13 10 (4.35%) Data Analyst
13 10 (4.35%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (16.09%) Java EE
2 36 (15.65%) .NET
3 35 (15.22%) SOAP
4 34 (14.78%) REST
5 33 (14.35%) Node.js
5 33 (14.35%) STL
6 32 (13.91%) .NET Framework
7 31 (13.48%) ASP.NET
7 31 (13.48%) Django
7 31 (13.48%) LAMP
7 31 (13.48%) RabbitMQ
7 31 (13.48%) Spring MVC
8 13 (5.65%) XML
9 12 (5.22%) HTML
9 12 (5.22%) Web Services
10 7 (3.04%) EJB
10 7 (3.04%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.04%) J2EE
10 7 (3.04%) React
10 7 (3.04%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (13.04%) Security Operations Centre
3 28 (12.17%) Data Structures
4 26 (11.30%) Cybercrime
5 25 (10.87%) Computer Science
6 23 (10.00%) Fintech
7 18 (7.83%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 11 (4.78%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (3.04%) iPhone
10 6 (2.61%) Management Information System
11 5 (2.17%) Cyber Defence
11 5 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.74%) Cyberattack
13 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.87%) Replication
14 2 (0.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (41.30%) Windows
2 81 (35.22%) Linux
3 49 (21.30%) Unix
4 41 (17.83%) Android
5 34 (14.78%) Apple iOS
5 34 (14.78%) Mac OS X
6 9 (3.91%) Solaris
7 7 (3.04%) Windows Phone
8 4 (1.74%) VMS
9 2 (0.87%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.87%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (50.43%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (27.39%) Penetration Testing
3 56 (24.35%) Security Operations
4 55 (23.91%) Analytics
5 54 (23.48%) Malware Analysis
6 50 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 44 (19.13%) Test Automation
8 40 (17.39%) Ethical Hacking
9 37 (16.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 37 (16.09%) User Stories
10 35 (15.22%) Multithreading
11 34 (14.78%) SIEM
12 33 (14.35%) Malware Reverse Engineering
12 33 (14.35%) Scrum
13 32 (13.91%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (13.91%) Kanban
14 31 (13.48%) API Design
15 29 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (12.17%) ETL
16 28 (12.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 104 (45.22%) Python
2 75 (32.61%) C
3 73 (31.74%) C#
4 60 (26.09%) C++
5 53 (23.04%) Java
6 46 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 40 (17.39%) Objective-C
7 40 (17.39%) SQL
8 38 (16.52%) PowerShell
9 37 (16.09%) PHP
10 35 (15.22%) VBA
11 33 (14.35%) Bash Shell
12 16 (6.96%) VB
13 14 (6.09%) R
14 11 (4.78%) Perl
15 10 (4.35%) Ruby
16 8 (3.48%) T-SQL
17 7 (3.04%) Assembly Language
18 4 (1.74%) Shell Script
19 3 (1.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 70 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (29.13%) GIAC
3 62 (26.96%) CCNA
4 57 (24.78%) CISSP
5 55 (23.91%) SANS
6 49 (21.30%) Security Cleared
7 45 (19.57%) MCSE
7 45 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 45 (19.57%) SSCP
8 42 (18.26%) DV Cleared
9 35 (15.22%) Linux+ Certification
9 35 (15.22%) Network+ Certification
10 33 (14.35%) CCNP
10 33 (14.35%) CompTIA Security+
11 31 (13.48%) Degree
12 29 (12.61%) CREST Certified
13 26 (11.30%) GCFA
13 26 (11.30%) GREM
14 25 (10.87%) Computer Science Degree
14 25 (10.87%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.87%) SLA
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (14.35%) Docker
2 31 (13.48%) vSphere
3 23 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (6.09%) HDFS
5 5 (2.17%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (13.48%) Puppet
1 31 (13.48%) Salt
2 15 (6.52%) EnCase
3 14 (6.09%) Ambari
4 10 (4.35%) RSA Security Analytics
5 6 (2.61%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.30%) Nessus
6 3 (1.30%) QRadar
7 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.87%) Nmap
7 2 (0.87%) OpenVAS
8 1 (0.43%) Nagios
8 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.43%) SCOM
8 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 68 (29.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.61%) Tableau
3 17 (7.39%) Cisco
3 17 (7.39%) Oracle
4 15 (6.52%) Cognos
5 14 (6.09%) WorldPay
6 12 (5.22%) Splunk
7 11 (4.78%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.78%) Symantec
8 7 (3.04%) VMware
9 6 (2.61%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.17%) SAP
11 3 (1.30%) LogRhythm
11 3 (1.30%) Teradata
12 2 (0.87%) AlienVault
12 2 (0.87%) CheckPoint
12 2 (0.87%) Juniper
12 2 (0.87%) Qualys
12 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.87%) Xero