Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Reverse Engineering
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 995 921 927
Rank change year-on-year -74 +6 +195
Permanent jobs citing Reverse Engineering 208 250 365
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 134 146 272
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £58,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -14.89% +6.82%
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £79,625 £77,500 £92,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.79% -13.64% +15.79%

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 161,231 156,030 184,053
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.43% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130,643 128,474 152,913
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,128 £27,854 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -47 200 £51,250 +2.50% 16
London +35 107 £50,000 -20.00% 7
UK excluding London -106 97 £55,000 +15.79% 11
South East -3 38 £62,500 +42.86% 2
East of England +17 19 £60,000 -
South West -90 18 £50,000 +5.26% 3
North of England -4 12 £56,250 +25.00% 4
North West -16 6 £47,500 -32.14% 1
Midlands -19 6 £57,500 +21.05%
Yorkshire - 6 £65,000 - 3
West Midlands -26 4 £40,000 -15.79%
Scotland -43 3 £40,000 -8.57% 1
East Midlands +2 2 £57,500 -
Wales - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 89 (42.79%) Cybersecurity
2 75 (36.06%) Python
3 64 (30.77%) Malware Analysis
4 53 (25.48%) Firewall
5 50 (24.04%) Finance
6 49 (23.56%) Windows
7 47 (22.60%) C#
8 46 (22.12%) Penetration Testing
9 45 (21.63%) Linux
10 44 (21.15%) SQL Server
11 43 (20.67%) C
12 40 (19.23%) Java
13 38 (18.27%) Analytics
14 33 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 32 (15.38%) GIAC
15 32 (15.38%) Information Security
15 32 (15.38%) C++
15 32 (15.38%) VBA
15 32 (15.38%) Security Operations
15 32 (15.38%) Malware Reverse Engineering
16 31 (14.90%) Big Data
16 31 (14.90%) SQL
16 31 (14.90%) Unix
17 30 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
17 30 (14.42%) Internet
17 30 (14.42%) Degree
17 30 (14.42%) Ethical Hacking
18 29 (13.94%) CCNA
18 29 (13.94%) JavaScript
18 29 (13.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 11 (5.29%) Apache Pig
2 3 (1.44%) SAS
3 2 (0.96%) Apache
4 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.48%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.48%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (8.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (5.77%) MS Visio
2 12 (5.77%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.96%) SPSS
4 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon EMR
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon Kinesis
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.44%) Serverless
3 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 53 (25.48%) Firewall
2 30 (14.42%) Internet
3 25 (12.02%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (10.58%) TCP/IP
5 17 (8.17%) HTTP
6 13 (6.25%) DNS
6 13 (6.25%) SMTP
6 13 (6.25%) SSL
7 12 (5.77%) Network Security
8 8 (3.85%) Wireshark
9 6 (2.88%) VPN
10 2 (0.96%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.96%) IPsec
10 2 (0.96%) tcpdump
11 1 (0.48%) Broadband
11 1 (0.48%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.48%) FTP
11 1 (0.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 33 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (14.90%) Big Data
4 29 (13.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (12.02%) MySQL
6 24 (11.54%) Apache Hive
6 24 (11.54%) Hadoop
7 21 (10.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (9.13%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (8.65%) Power BI
10 17 (8.17%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (6.25%) Data Lake
11 13 (6.25%) HBase
12 12 (5.77%) Oracle ODI
12 12 (5.77%) Sqoop
13 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database
14 3 (1.44%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (1.44%) Biml
14 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 14 (6.73%) JIRA
3 13 (6.25%) Selenium
4 11 (5.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (5.29%) Bitbucket
4 11 (5.29%) CodeSonar
4 11 (5.29%) git-flow
4 11 (5.29%) IDA Disassembler
4 11 (5.29%) OllyDbg
4 11 (5.29%) Robot Framework
4 11 (5.29%) WinDbg
5 4 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.96%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.48%) ERwin
7 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.48%) Subversion
7 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (24.04%) Finance
2 20 (9.62%) Law
3 16 (7.69%) Publishing
4 9 (4.33%) Banking
5 7 (3.37%) Legal
5 7 (3.37%) Retail
6 4 (1.92%) Marketing
6 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.96%) Electronics
8 2 (0.96%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Advertising
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (23.08%) Developer
2 35 (16.83%) Analyst
3 34 (16.35%) Consultant
4 19 (9.13%) Senior Developer
5 18 (8.65%) Security Researcher
6 16 (7.69%) Security Consultant
7 15 (7.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 14 (6.73%) Senior Consultant
9 12 (5.77%) Software Engineer
10 11 (5.29%) Security Incident Consultant
10 11 (5.29%) Tester
11 10 (4.81%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 10 (4.81%) Data Analyst
11 10 (4.81%) Ruby Developer
11 10 (4.81%) Senior Ruby Developer
12 9 (4.33%) Security Engineer
13 8 (3.85%) Security Analyst
14 7 (3.37%) Java Developer
14 7 (3.37%) Penetration Tester
14 7 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.06%) .NET
2 18 (8.65%) HTML
3 15 (7.21%) .NET Framework
3 15 (7.21%) ASP.NET
3 15 (7.21%) Java EE
4 11 (5.29%) Django
4 11 (5.29%) LAMP
4 11 (5.29%) Node.js
4 11 (5.29%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (5.29%) Regular Expression
4 11 (5.29%) REST
4 11 (5.29%) SOAP
4 11 (5.29%) Spring MVC
4 11 (5.29%) STL
5 10 (4.81%) CSS
5 10 (4.81%) React
5 10 (4.81%) Ruby on Rails
5 10 (4.81%) Symfony
6 4 (1.92%) RESTful
6 4 (1.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.98%) Data Structures
2 26 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (12.50%) Blog
3 24 (11.54%) Cybercrime
4 23 (11.06%) Cyberattack
5 20 (9.62%) Computer Science
6 16 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
7 14 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (6.25%) Fintech
9 10 (4.81%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (3.37%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 7 (3.37%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (2.40%) Client/Server
11 5 (2.40%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.44%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.96%) Online Banking
14 1 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
14 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.56%) Windows
2 45 (21.63%) Linux
3 31 (14.90%) Unix
4 12 (5.77%) Android
4 12 (5.77%) Apple iOS
5 11 (5.29%) Mac OS X
6 4 (1.92%) Solaris
7 1 (0.48%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (42.79%) Cybersecurity
2 64 (30.77%) Malware Analysis
3 46 (22.12%) Penetration Testing
4 38 (18.27%) Analytics
5 32 (15.38%) Information Security
5 32 (15.38%) Malware Reverse Engineering
5 32 (15.38%) Security Operations
6 30 (14.42%) Ethical Hacking
7 27 (12.98%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (12.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 21 (10.10%) Open Source
10 20 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (9.13%) Data Modelling
11 19 (9.13%) SIEM
11 19 (9.13%) Software Engineering
12 18 (8.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 18 (8.65%) Threat Intelligence
13 17 (8.17%) Digital Forensics
13 17 (8.17%) Kimball Methodology
13 17 (8.17%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 75 (36.06%) Python
2 47 (22.60%) C#
3 43 (20.67%) C
4 40 (19.23%) Java
5 32 (15.38%) C++
5 32 (15.38%) VBA
6 31 (14.90%) SQL
7 29 (13.94%) JavaScript
8 19 (9.13%) PHP
9 15 (7.21%) Ruby
10 14 (6.73%) R
11 13 (6.25%) Perl
11 13 (6.25%) VB
12 11 (5.29%) Bash Shell
12 11 (5.29%) Objective-C
13 10 (4.81%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.40%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.92%) Shell Script
16 3 (1.44%) Java 8
17 2 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 32 (15.38%) GIAC
2 30 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (14.42%) Degree
3 29 (13.94%) CCNA
4 22 (10.58%) CREST Certified
5 21 (10.10%) CCNP
6 20 (9.62%) CISSP
6 20 (9.62%) SANS
7 19 (9.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (8.65%) Master's Degree
9 16 (7.69%) GCFA
10 14 (6.73%) GCFE
11 13 (6.25%) GREM
12 12 (5.77%) GCIH
12 12 (5.77%) MCSE
12 12 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (5.77%) SSCP
13 9 (4.33%) CompTIA Security+
13 9 (4.33%) Linux+ Certification
13 9 (4.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.17%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (8.65%) Virtual Machines
2 17 (8.17%) Docker
3 12 (5.77%) HDFS
4 11 (5.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.48%) Firmware
5 1 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (5.77%) Ambari
2 11 (5.29%) CSIRT
2 11 (5.29%) Puppet
2 11 (5.29%) Salt
3 10 (4.81%) EnCase
4 7 (3.37%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.44%) RSA Security Analytics
6 1 (0.48%) Cuckoo Sandbox
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.48%) Nessus
6 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.48%) QRadar
6 1 (0.48%) SCOM
6 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (13.46%) Tableau
2 27 (12.98%) Microsoft
3 24 (11.54%) Sophos
4 17 (8.17%) Oracle
5 14 (6.73%) Cognos
6 12 (5.77%) WorldPay
7 4 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.92%) SAP
7 4 (1.92%) Symantec
8 3 (1.44%) Cisco
8 3 (1.44%) Intel
8 3 (1.44%) Splunk
9 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.96%) VMware
10 1 (0.48%) CyberArk
10 1 (0.48%) ForeScout
10 1 (0.48%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.48%) Remedy
10 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.48%) Xero