Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Reverse Engineering
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1011 907 898
Rank change year-on-year -104 -9 +242
Permanent jobs citing Reverse Engineering 165 286 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 112 194 309
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,735 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.04% -12.11% +9.09%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £78,000 £83,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +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 156,373 158,366 185,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.84% 89.53% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 125,540 130,914 153,932
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -104 156 £57,500 +8.55% 26
UK excluding London -117 93 £57,500 +15.00% 18
London +31 70 £57,500 -4.96% 9
South East +21 44 £62,500 - 6
South West -96 15 £48,750 -2.50% 4
Midlands -10 13 £57,500 +9.52% 3
West Midlands -6 11 £68,250 +30.00% 3
North of England -11 8 £65,000 +44.44% 2
East of England +7 6 £49,750 +4.74% 2
Yorkshire - 6 £65,000 -
Scotland -34 4 £41,250 -8.33% 1
Wales - 3 £51,450 -
North West -13 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 68 (41.21%) Cybersecurity
2 58 (35.15%) Malware Analysis
3 52 (31.52%) Penetration Testing
4 51 (30.91%) Java
4 51 (30.91%) Python
5 41 (24.85%) C++
6 38 (23.03%) C#
7 37 (22.42%) C
8 35 (21.21%) JavaScript
8 35 (21.21%) Windows
9 34 (20.61%) Finance
9 34 (20.61%) Blog
10 33 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
11 32 (19.39%) Internet
11 32 (19.39%) .NET
12 30 (18.18%) Cyberattack
13 29 (17.58%) Open Source
13 29 (17.58%) SQL
13 29 (17.58%) Linux
14 27 (16.36%) Sophos
15 26 (15.76%) Information Security
16 25 (15.15%) Firewall
16 25 (15.15%) Perl
17 24 (14.55%) MySQL
17 24 (14.55%) Software Engineering
18 23 (13.94%) Ruby
18 23 (13.94%) Microsoft
18 23 (13.94%) CREST Certified
19 22 (13.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
19 22 (13.33%) 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 11 (6.67%) Apache Pig
2 2 (1.21%) Drupal
2 2 (1.21%) SAS
2 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.61%) Apache
3 1 (0.61%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.82%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (1.82%) Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics
3 3 (1.82%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.21%) G Suite
4 2 (1.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (19.39%) Internet
2 25 (15.15%) Firewall
3 17 (10.30%) HTTP
4 15 (9.09%) Network Security
4 15 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 14 (8.48%) DNS
5 14 (8.48%) SSL
6 13 (7.88%) SMTP
7 11 (6.67%) Wireshark
8 6 (3.64%) tcpdump
9 2 (1.21%) Intranet
9 2 (1.21%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.21%) VoIP
9 2 (1.21%) VPN
9 2 (1.21%) Wireless
10 1 (0.61%) Broadband
10 1 (0.61%) FTP
10 1 (0.61%) SMS
10 1 (0.61%) SSH
10 1 (0.61%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.55%) MySQL
2 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 21 (12.73%) Big Data
4 12 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (6.67%) Apache Hive
5 11 (6.67%) Hadoop
6 9 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (4.24%) Power BI
9 6 (3.64%) MongoDB
10 5 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (2.42%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.82%) Amazon Athena
12 3 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.82%) Amazon Redshift
12 3 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.82%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.82%) Redis
13 2 (1.21%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 17 (10.30%) IDA Disassembler
1 17 (10.30%) OllyDbg
1 17 (10.30%) WinDbg
2 15 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 11 (6.67%) Burp Suite
3 11 (6.67%) JIRA
4 10 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (6.06%) Bitbucket
4 10 (6.06%) CodeSonar
4 10 (6.06%) git-flow
4 10 (6.06%) Robot Framework
4 10 (6.06%) Selenium
5 8 (4.85%) Metasploit
6 4 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.21%) AppScan
7 2 (1.21%) Moq
7 2 (1.21%) MSTest
7 2 (1.21%) Paros
7 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.61%) WiX
General
1 34 (20.61%) Finance
2 18 (10.91%) Publishing
3 10 (6.06%) Banking
4 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.42%) Law
5 4 (2.42%) Legal
5 4 (2.42%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Electronics
6 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.61%) Games
6 1 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (21.82%) Developer
2 27 (16.36%) Analyst
3 20 (12.12%) Security Researcher
3 20 (12.12%) Senior Developer
4 18 (10.91%) Consultant
5 16 (9.70%) Software Engineer
6 14 (8.48%) Tester
7 13 (7.88%) Penetration Tester
8 8 (4.85%) Java Developer
8 8 (4.85%) Senior Java Developer
8 8 (4.85%) Software Developer
9 7 (4.24%) C# Developer
9 7 (4.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Cyberthreat Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Security Consultant
10 6 (3.64%) Ruby Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Security Incident Consultant
10 6 (3.64%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 6 (3.64%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.64%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (19.39%) .NET
2 20 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 19 (11.52%) HTML
4 16 (9.70%) .NET Framework
5 15 (9.09%) Java EE
5 15 (9.09%) Regular Expression
6 13 (7.88%) REST
7 12 (7.27%) SOAP
8 11 (6.67%) Django
8 11 (6.67%) STL
9 10 (6.06%) CSS
9 10 (6.06%) LAMP
9 10 (6.06%) Node.js
9 10 (6.06%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (6.06%) Spring MVC
10 8 (4.85%) React
10 8 (4.85%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (4.85%) Symfony
11 6 (3.64%) Spring
11 6 (3.64%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (20.61%) Blog
2 30 (18.18%) Cyberattack
3 22 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.27%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (6.06%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (4.85%) Cybercrime
7 7 (4.24%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.64%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (3.03%) Algorithms
9 5 (3.03%) Client/Server
9 5 (3.03%) Management Information System
10 4 (2.42%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.82%) Online Banking
12 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.61%) Cyber Defence
13 1 (0.61%) Derivative
13 1 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.61%) Equities
13 1 (0.61%) PKI
13 1 (0.61%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.21%) Windows
2 29 (17.58%) Linux
3 15 (9.09%) Android
3 15 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 11 (6.67%) Mac OS X
5 9 (5.45%) Unix
6 3 (1.82%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.61%) VMS
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (41.21%) Cybersecurity
2 58 (35.15%) Malware Analysis
3 52 (31.52%) Penetration Testing
4 33 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
5 29 (17.58%) Open Source
6 26 (15.76%) Information Security
7 24 (14.55%) Software Engineering
8 22 (13.33%) Malware Reverse Engineering
8 22 (13.33%) Threat Intelligence
9 20 (12.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 19 (11.52%) Multithreading
11 13 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (7.88%) OO
12 12 (7.27%) Data Modelling
12 12 (7.27%) Scrum
12 12 (7.27%) Test Automation
13 11 (6.67%) Analytics
13 11 (6.67%) Kanban
13 11 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 51 (30.91%) Java
1 51 (30.91%) Python
2 41 (24.85%) C++
3 38 (23.03%) C#
4 37 (22.42%) C
5 35 (21.21%) JavaScript
6 29 (17.58%) SQL
7 25 (15.15%) Perl
8 23 (13.94%) Ruby
9 21 (12.73%) PHP
10 14 (8.48%) PowerShell
11 12 (7.27%) Objective-C
12 9 (5.45%) Bash Shell
13 5 (3.03%) T-SQL
14 4 (2.42%) VBA
15 3 (1.82%) VB
16 2 (1.21%) Assembly Language
16 2 (1.21%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 2 (1.21%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (13.94%) CREST Certified
2 21 (12.73%) SANS
3 20 (12.12%) CISSP
4 18 (10.91%) GIAC
5 16 (9.70%) Degree
6 14 (8.48%) Security Cleared
7 13 (7.88%) GCIH
7 13 (7.88%) OSCP
8 9 (5.45%) CCNA
8 9 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (5.45%) Linux+ Certification
8 9 (5.45%) MCSE
8 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (5.45%) Network+ Certification
8 9 (5.45%) SSCP
9 8 (4.85%) CEH
9 8 (4.85%) CompTIA Security+
9 8 (4.85%) GCFA
9 8 (4.85%) GPEN
10 7 (4.24%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.82%) QA
3 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) GDPR
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (9.09%) Docker
2 10 (6.06%) vSphere
3 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.61%) Snort
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (8.48%) CSIRT
2 13 (7.88%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 10 (6.06%) Puppet
3 10 (6.06%) Salt
4 7 (4.24%) Nessus
4 7 (4.24%) Nmap
5 3 (1.82%) EnCase
6 2 (1.21%) HP Fortify
6 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.21%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.61%) Cuckoo Sandbox
7 1 (0.61%) Grafana
7 1 (0.61%) Kibana
7 1 (0.61%) logstash
7 1 (0.61%) StatsD
Vendors
1 27 (16.36%) Sophos
2 23 (13.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.42%) Forcepoint
3 4 (2.42%) Oracle
3 4 (2.42%) SAP
3 4 (2.42%) Tableau
4 3 (1.82%) Intel
5 2 (1.21%) Cognos
5 2 (1.21%) Siebel
6 1 (0.61%) Concur
6 1 (0.61%) Remedy