When looking to start a career in Cyber Security, it’s a good thing to know what to expect in terms of income. To make it convenient for students and job seekers, here is a clear and concise list of the most popular cyber security jobs and their average UK salaries.
A Cryptographer is responsible for developing security systems using algorithms and cyphers to encrypt sensitive data. A related job role, that of Cryptanalyst, is like the flip side of the same coin. They analyse and decrypt information contained within cipher texts and encrypted data.
Average Crytographer UK salary: £50,064/year.
A Penetration Tester, sometimes known as an IT Pen Tester or Ethical Hacker, is normally responsible for probing for and exploiting any IT security vulnerabilities in a clients IT networks, systems and websites.
Average Penetration Tester UK salary: £37,442/year.
A Secure Code Auditor is responsible for reviewing source code to discover if there are any potential security weaknesses, bugs, exploits or violations of programming standards.
Average Secure Code Auditor UK salary: £40,000/year
A Security Analyst helps to detect cyber threats to an organisation, and helps to prevent them by analysis of the threats and aiding in implementing of solutions for identified IT Security weaknesses.
Average Security Analyst UK salary: £32,073 – £78,183/year
An IT Security Engineer is responsible for building and maintaining security software and integrating security into production environments in an organisation using various tools and techniques including firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
Average IT Security Engineer UK salary: £42,600 to £100,143/year
A Vulnerability Assessor is sometimes known as a Vulnerability Assessment Analyst and not to be confused with a Penetration Tester. They are usually responsible for scanning through applications and systems to identify IT security vulnerabilities in a clients IT networks, systems and websites.
Average Vulnerability Assessor UK salary: £43,076/year
An IT Security Consultant will likely have a wealth of knowledge gained in IT Security roles. They may be involved in all aspects of cyber security including in the design, build, implementation, management and training of staff regarding an organisations IT Security infrastructure.
Average Security Consultant UK salary: £43,773 – £92,414/year
A Security Manager is a mid level management role, also known as an Information or IT Security Manager, they are responsible for the overall management of an organisations IT Security.
Average Security Manager UK salary: £56,194 to £117,441/year
A Chief Information Security Officer is a C-level management role, also known as a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or Information Security Director. They are responsible for overseeing the overall IT, Information and Data security of an entire organisation.
Average Chief Information Security Officer UK salary: £81,473 to £195,935/year
A Security Administrator is the person responsible for the administration of their organisations cyber security systems. They will have the responsibility for installing, administering and day-to-day troubleshooting of the organisations IT security infrastructure.
Average Security Administrator UK salary: £31,939 – £74,535/year
Network Security Engineers are the persons in charge of the administration and the whole security of a network, and are responsible for installing, administering and day-to-day troubleshooting of the organisations IT security infrastructure.
Average Network Security Engineer UK salary: £19,500 – £71,216/year
An IT Security Architect will likely be involved in the design, build, implementation and management of an organisations IT Security infrastructure as part of their job role.
Average Security Architect UK salary: £65,438 – £117,616/year