Period
to 24 June 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyber Kill Chain in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Kill Chain over the 6 months to 24 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Kill Chain
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 835 783 973
Rank change year-on-year -52 +190 +150
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 67 48 92
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.065% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 52 39 78
10th Percentile £36,250 £47,000 £20,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £60,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £75,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -23.33% +50.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £71,750 £91,250 £52,450
90th Percentile £92,000 £92,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £75,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -26.67% +50.00% +17.65%

Cyber Kill Chain is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,923 26,028 46,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 37.48% 35.08% 34.87%
Number of salaries quoted 21,919 20,745 35,706
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £56,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.73% +4.76%
75th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £97,500 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%

Cyber Kill Chain
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cyber Kill Chain as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Kill Chain in England

Cyber Kill Chain
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain in England.

Salary trend for Cyber Kill Chain in England

Cyber Kill Chain
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain in England over the 6 months to 24 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyber Kill Chain in England

Cyber Kill Chain
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain within the England region over the 6 months to 24 June 2021. 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
London -56 33 £65,000 -13.33% 2
South West -59 11 £40,000 -46.67% 1
South East -25 8 £69,000 +8.24%
North West -25 7 £55,000 - 2
North of England -46 7 £55,000 - 2
East of England -22 3 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands -53 3 £121,000 -
Midlands -53 3 £121,000 -
Cyber Kill Chain
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2021, IT jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 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 across the England region with a requirement for Cyber Kill Chain.

1 55 (82.09%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (62.69%) SIEM
3 41 (61.19%) Information Security
4 30 (44.78%) Threat Intelligence
5 28 (41.79%) Security Operations
6 26 (38.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 25 (37.31%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 25 (37.31%) Security Monitoring
7 25 (37.31%) Social Skills
8 24 (35.82%) Firewall
9 23 (34.33%) CISSP
10 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
11 19 (28.36%) Penetration Testing
12 18 (26.87%) Intrusion Detection
12 18 (26.87%) NIST
13 16 (23.88%) Management Information System
14 15 (22.39%) Degree
14 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
15 14 (20.90%) Incident Management
15 14 (20.90%) CEH
15 14 (20.90%) AWS
16 13 (19.40%) Legal
16 13 (19.40%) Malware Analysis
16 13 (19.40%) SANS
17 12 (17.91%) Cyberthreat
17 12 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (17.91%) CISM
17 12 (17.91%) GIAC
17 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
17 12 (17.91%) Azure

Cyber Kill Chain
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 6 (8.96%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Gephi
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) AWS
2 12 (17.91%) Azure
3 10 (14.93%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (10.45%) GCP
5 1 (1.49%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.82%) Firewall
2 18 (26.87%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (16.42%) Wireshark
4 9 (13.43%) HTTP
5 8 (11.94%) Network Security
6 6 (8.96%) DNS
6 6 (8.96%) Ethernet
6 6 (8.96%) MPLS
6 6 (8.96%) SSL
6 6 (8.96%) VPN
7 5 (7.46%) Internet
7 5 (7.46%) LAN
8 3 (4.48%) HTTPS
8 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) Apache Hive
1 6 (8.96%) Big Data
1 6 (8.96%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Bitbucket
1 6 (8.96%) Bitbucket Server
1 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.96%) git-flow
1 6 (8.96%) JIRA
General
1 25 (37.31%) Social Skills
2 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (19.40%) Legal
4 10 (14.93%) Banking
5 8 (11.94%) Finance
6 5 (7.46%) Aerospace
6 5 (7.46%) Games
7 4 (5.97%) Investment Banking
8 3 (4.48%) Presentation Skills
9 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
9 2 (2.99%) Retail
10 1 (1.49%) French Language
10 1 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
10 1 (1.49%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 47 (70.15%) Analyst
2 22 (32.84%) Security Analyst
3 18 (26.87%) Incident Analyst
4 12 (17.91%) Information Analyst
4 12 (17.91%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Information Risk Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Risk Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Security Incident Analyst
5 10 (14.93%) Security Risk Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (10.45%) Security Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) Security Operations Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Data Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Data Science Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) Cyber Intelligence Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) SOC Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Monitoring Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Security Monitoring Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (4.48%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (8.96%) Kafka
2 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Management Information System
2 12 (17.91%) Cyberthreat
3 7 (10.45%) Cyber Defence
4 6 (8.96%) Analytical Mindset
4 6 (8.96%) Cyberattack
4 6 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (7.46%) BYOD
6 4 (5.97%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (4.48%) PMI
7 3 (4.48%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (82.09%) Cybersecurity
2 42 (62.69%) SIEM
3 41 (61.19%) Information Security
4 30 (44.78%) Threat Intelligence
5 28 (41.79%) Security Operations
6 26 (38.81%) Vulnerability Management
7 25 (37.31%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 25 (37.31%) Security Monitoring
8 19 (28.36%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (20.90%) Incident Management
10 13 (19.40%) Malware Analysis
11 12 (17.91%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (17.91%) Reverse Engineering
12 11 (16.42%) Ethical Hacking
12 11 (16.42%) Use Case
13 10 (14.93%) Data Loss Prevention
13 10 (14.93%) Investment Management
13 10 (14.93%) Open Source
14 9 (13.43%) OSINT
14 9 (13.43%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.42%) Python
2 8 (11.94%) Bash Shell
3 7 (10.45%) C
4 6 (8.96%) Perl
4 6 (8.96%) R
5 3 (4.48%) SQL
6 1 (1.49%) C++
6 1 (1.49%) Go
6 1 (1.49%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (34.33%) CISSP
2 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
3 15 (22.39%) Degree
4 14 (20.90%) CEH
5 13 (19.40%) SANS
6 12 (17.91%) CISM
6 12 (17.91%) GIAC
7 9 (13.43%) DV Cleared
8 7 (10.45%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (10.45%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (8.96%) CCNA
9 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (8.96%) Linux+ Certification
9 6 (8.96%) MCSE
9 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
9 6 (8.96%) SSCP
10 5 (7.46%) EnCE
10 5 (7.46%) GPEN
10 5 (7.46%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (26.87%) NIST
2 7 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
4 2 (2.99%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.49%) COBIT
5 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (8.96%) Kibana
2 6 (8.96%) Oozie
3 5 (7.46%) EnCase
4 3 (4.48%) CSIRT
5 2 (2.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (1.49%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft
1 12 (17.91%) Splunk
2 9 (13.43%) Google
3 6 (8.96%) BT
4 1 (1.49%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.49%) Remedy
4 1 (1.49%) Sophos