Period
to 16 December 2017

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

Reverse Engineering
UK
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1018 905 966
Rank change year-on-year -113 +61 +184
Permanent jobs citing Reverse Engineering 167 294 332
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 110 212 262
UK median annual salary £60,000 £52,735 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.78% -12.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £41,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £76,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% -13.04% +12.20%

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 160238 165751 191244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.47% 88.91%
Number of salaries quoted 127030 137396 158261
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -98 157 £58,750 +10.91% 21
UK excluding London -98 86 £55,000 +10.00% 15
London +32 76 £61,250 -2.00% 6
South East +62 42 £60,000 +17.07% 5
South West -91 15 £48,750 -2.50% 2
Midlands +12 12 £57,500 +9.52% 4
West Midlands -6 10 £68,250 +30.00% 4
North of England -14 8 £46,000 +2.22% 4
East of England +3 4 £39,250 -17.37%
North West -19 4 £42,500 -24.44% 4
Yorkshire - 4 £46,000 -
Wales - 3 £51,450 -
Scotland -20 2 £41,250 -8.33%
East Midlands - 2 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering 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 Reverse Engineering.

1 72 (43.11%) Cybersecurity
2 57 (34.13%) Malware Analysis
3 51 (30.54%) Java
4 50 (29.94%) Python
5 49 (29.34%) Penetration Testing
6 47 (28.14%) Windows
7 42 (25.15%) C++
8 41 (24.55%) SQL
9 40 (23.95%) Linux
10 37 (22.16%) Finance
11 36 (21.56%) C
12 33 (19.76%) C#
13 32 (19.16%) JavaScript
14 31 (18.56%) Blog
15 30 (17.96%) Perl
15 30 (17.96%) Microsoft
16 29 (17.37%) .NET
17 28 (16.77%) Open Source
18 27 (16.17%) Internet
18 27 (16.17%) Firewall
18 27 (16.17%) Ethical Hacking
19 25 (14.97%) Information Security
19 25 (14.97%) Cyber Attack
20 23 (13.77%) Unix
20 23 (13.77%) Software Engineering
20 23 (13.77%) Ruby
21 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
21 22 (13.17%) CREST Certified
21 22 (13.17%) Malware Reverse Engineering
22 21 (12.57%) Threat Intelligence

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 10 (5.99%) Apache Pig
2 5 (2.99%) Confluence
3 4 (2.40%) SAS
4 2 (1.20%) Drupal
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.60%) Apache
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (6.59%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (2.99%) Global One
2 4 (2.40%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.80%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.80%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (1.80%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.20%) G Suite
4 2 (1.20%) Office 365
5 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (16.17%) Firewall
1 27 (16.17%) Internet
2 18 (10.78%) HTTP
3 17 (10.18%) TCP/IP
4 16 (9.58%) SSL
5 15 (8.98%) DNS
6 14 (8.38%) Network Security
6 14 (8.38%) SMTP
6 14 (8.38%) Wireshark
7 13 (7.78%) Wireless
8 9 (5.39%) tcpdump
9 3 (1.80%) VoIP
10 2 (1.20%) Intranet
10 2 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.20%) VPN
11 1 (0.60%) Broadband
11 1 (0.60%) SMS
11 1 (0.60%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 20 (11.98%) MySQL
3 19 (11.38%) Big Data
4 12 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (6.59%) Apache Hive
5 11 (6.59%) Hadoop
5 11 (6.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (4.79%) Power BI
9 7 (4.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (3.59%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.80%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (10.78%) IDA Disassembler
1 18 (10.78%) OllyDbg
1 18 (10.78%) WinDbg
2 15 (8.98%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.98%) JIRA
3 14 (8.38%) Burp Suite
4 9 (5.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (5.39%) Bitbucket
4 9 (5.39%) CodeSonar
4 9 (5.39%) git-flow
4 9 (5.39%) Metasploit
4 9 (5.39%) Robot Framework
4 9 (5.39%) Selenium
5 3 (1.80%) AppScan
5 3 (1.80%) Paros
5 3 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.20%) Moq
6 2 (1.20%) MSTest
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.60%) MSI
General
1 37 (22.16%) Finance
2 18 (10.78%) Banking
3 14 (8.38%) Publishing
4 9 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.59%) Retail Banking
5 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.40%) Law
6 4 (2.40%) Legal
6 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (23.35%) Developer
2 31 (18.56%) Analyst
3 23 (13.77%) Tester
4 22 (13.17%) Penetration Tester
5 16 (9.58%) Software Engineer
6 15 (8.98%) Security Researcher
6 15 (8.98%) Senior Developer
7 13 (7.78%) Consultant
8 8 (4.79%) Malware Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.79%) SQL Developer
9 7 (4.19%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.19%) Cyberthreat Analyst
9 7 (4.19%) Malware Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.59%) Security Incident Consultant
10 6 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.59%) Team Leader
11 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.37%) .NET
2 16 (9.58%) ASP.NET
2 16 (9.58%) Regular Expression
3 14 (8.38%) HTML
4 13 (7.78%) .NET Framework
5 12 (7.19%) Java EE
5 12 (7.19%) REST
6 11 (6.59%) SOAP
7 10 (5.99%) Django
7 10 (5.99%) STL
8 9 (5.39%) LAMP
8 9 (5.39%) Node.js
8 9 (5.39%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (5.39%) Spring MVC
9 7 (4.19%) CSS
10 6 (3.59%) Spring
10 6 (3.59%) WCF
11 5 (2.99%) JDBC
11 5 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
11 5 (2.99%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.56%) Blog
2 25 (14.97%) Cyber Attack
3 19 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (11.38%) Cyberthreat
4 14 (8.38%) Computer Science
5 10 (5.99%) Mainframe
6 9 (5.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 8 (4.79%) Cybercrime
8 5 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 5 (2.99%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.99%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.40%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.80%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.60%) Derivative
11 1 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.60%) Equities
11 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 47 (28.14%) Windows
2 40 (23.95%) Linux
3 23 (13.77%) Unix
4 15 (8.98%) Android
4 15 (8.98%) Apple iOS
5 10 (5.99%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.40%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.60%) VMS
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (43.11%) Cybersecurity
2 57 (34.13%) Malware Analysis
3 49 (29.34%) Penetration Testing
4 28 (16.77%) Open Source
5 27 (16.17%) Ethical Hacking
6 25 (14.97%) Information Security
7 23 (13.77%) Software Engineering
8 22 (13.17%) Malware Reverse Engineering
9 21 (12.57%) Threat Intelligence
10 19 (11.38%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 18 (10.78%) Multithreading
12 15 (8.98%) Social Engineering
13 14 (8.38%) Technical Analysis
14 13 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (7.78%) Analytics
14 13 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (7.78%) Forensic Analysis
15 12 (7.19%) Data Modelling
16 11 (6.59%) OO
16 11 (6.59%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.54%) Java
2 50 (29.94%) Python
3 42 (25.15%) C++
4 41 (24.55%) SQL
5 36 (21.56%) C
6 33 (19.76%) C#
7 32 (19.16%) JavaScript
8 30 (17.96%) Perl
9 23 (13.77%) Ruby
10 20 (11.98%) PHP
11 17 (10.18%) PowerShell
12 11 (6.59%) Objective-C
13 8 (4.79%) Bash Shell
14 7 (4.19%) T-SQL
15 6 (3.59%) Shell Script
16 5 (2.99%) UniBasic
17 4 (2.40%) VBA
18 3 (1.80%) VB
19 2 (1.20%) Assembly Language
19 2 (1.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 22 (13.17%) CREST Certified
2 20 (11.98%) CISSP
2 20 (11.98%) SANS
3 19 (11.38%) Degree
4 16 (9.58%) GIAC
4 16 (9.58%) Security Cleared
5 14 (8.38%) OSCP
6 13 (7.78%) GCIH
7 9 (5.39%) CCNA
7 9 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (5.39%) Linux+ Certification
7 9 (5.39%) MCSE
7 9 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (5.39%) Network+ Certification
7 9 (5.39%) SSCP
8 8 (4.79%) CEH
8 8 (4.79%) CISM
8 8 (4.79%) CompTIA Security+
8 8 (4.79%) GPEN
8 8 (4.79%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.59%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.80%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.38%) Docker
2 9 (5.39%) vSphere
3 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.60%) Snort
4 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (7.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 12 (7.19%) CSIRT
2 9 (5.39%) Puppet
2 9 (5.39%) Salt
3 8 (4.79%) Nessus
3 8 (4.79%) Nmap
4 3 (1.80%) EnCase
4 3 (1.80%) HP Fortify
4 3 (1.80%) WebInspect
5 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.60%) Ansible
6 1 (0.60%) Cuckoo Sandbox
6 1 (0.60%) Grafana
6 1 (0.60%) Kibana
6 1 (0.60%) logstash
6 1 (0.60%) StatsD
Vendors
1 30 (17.96%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.57%) Sophos
3 7 (4.19%) Forcepoint
4 5 (2.99%) SAP
5 4 (2.40%) Tableau
6 3 (1.80%) Intel
7 2 (1.20%) Cognos
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle
7 2 (1.20%) Siebel
8 1 (0.60%) Concur
8 1 (0.60%) Genesys
8 1 (0.60%) Informatica
8 1 (0.60%) Remedy
8 1 (0.60%) Talend