Malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer, has increased by 78% among males and 48% among females from 2003 to 2012, official figures have shown.
The latest research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said these increases are considered to be due to changes in exposure to solar UV rays as a result of altered patterns of behaviour in recent decades, such as choice of clothing and recreational sunbathing.
This is now the fifth most common cancer in England, according to the ONS.
Meanwhile, the three most common cancers for men in 2012 remained prostate (25.9%), lung (13.6%) and colorectal (13.4%).
The three most common cancers for women in 2012 remained breast (30.9%), lung (11.9%) and colorectal (10.9%).
Liver cancer incidence has increased by 70% for males and 60% for females from 2003 to 2012. This is now the 18th most common cancer in England.
The main risk factors for developing liver cancer are hepatitis B or C infection - which can be attributed to over 80% of liver cancer cases worldwide.
Alcohol consumption and diabetes are other risk factors, the research added.
Cancer incidence was more than 5% higher than expected in the north of England (North East and North West), and more than 5% lower than expected in London.