Period
to 19 September 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyber Defence in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Defence over the 6 months to 19 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 787 848 874
Rank change year-on-year +61 +26 +30
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 59 54 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.072% 0.057% 0.050%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 32 32
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,863 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.32% -11.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £23,590 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £69,750 £80,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £71,500 £68,750
% change year-on-year -19.58% +4.00% +14.58%

Cyber Defence 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,453 34,962 35,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.37% 37.02% 36.56%
Number of salaries quoted 22,275 26,860 28,339
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £71,807 £68,750 £65,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Cyber Defence
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Cyber Defence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Defence in the UK excluding London

Cyber Defence
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Defence in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Cyber Defence in the UK excluding London

Cyber Defence
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Defence in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK excluding London

Cyber Defence
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Defence within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 19 September 2019. 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
South East +53 22 £55,000 -26.67% 25
East of England +75 18 £26,000 -67.50% 13
North of England +14 8 £52,727 -12.12% 26
South West -1 7 £27,416 -50.15% 24
North West +33 5 £58,863 -1.89% 12
North East - 3 £50,000 - 6
Midlands - 2 £90,000 - 15
Wales - 2 £50,000 - 9
West Midlands - 2 £90,000 - 9
Cyber Defence
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 2019, IT jobs citing Cyber Defence 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Cyber Defence.

1 38 (64.41%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (52.54%) SIEM
2 31 (52.54%) Firewall
3 29 (49.15%) Security Operations
4 23 (38.98%) Security Operations Centre
5 22 (37.29%) Incident Management
6 17 (28.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (23.73%) Identity Access Management
7 14 (23.73%) Validation
8 12 (20.34%) Windows
9 11 (18.64%) Finance
9 11 (18.64%) Threat Intelligence
9 11 (18.64%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 10 (16.95%) Linux
10 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
10 10 (16.95%) Juniper
10 10 (16.95%) Network Security
10 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
11 9 (15.25%) Network Design
11 9 (15.25%) Information Security
11 9 (15.25%) NIST
12 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.56%) LAN
12 8 (13.56%) WAN
12 8 (13.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
13 7 (11.86%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (10.17%) Threat Detection
14 6 (10.17%) Office 365

Cyber Defence
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (52.54%) Firewall
2 10 (16.95%) Network Security
2 10 (16.95%) TCP/IP
3 8 (13.56%) LAN
3 8 (13.56%) WAN
4 7 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (8.47%) Unified Communications
5 5 (8.47%) VPN
5 5 (8.47%) Wireless
6 4 (6.78%) tcpdump
6 4 (6.78%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.39%) DHCP
7 2 (3.39%) DNS
7 2 (3.39%) Junos
7 2 (3.39%) MPLS
7 2 (3.39%) VLAN
8 1 (1.69%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.69%) JMeter
2 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Games
2 3 (5.08%) Military
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.69%) Digital Economy
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.69%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 20 (33.90%) Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) Cyber Defence Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Team Leader
4 5 (8.47%) Coordinator
4 5 (8.47%) Data Centre Team Leader
4 5 (8.47%) Network Team Leader
4 5 (8.47%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (6.78%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Cyber Security Incident Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Incident Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Security Incident Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Incident Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Resilience Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.08%) Security Specialist
6 3 (5.08%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) OLE
2 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.69%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.98%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (11.86%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (10.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.08%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) VHDL
6 1 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 10 (16.95%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Mac OS
3 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
3 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Cybersecurity
2 31 (52.54%) SIEM
3 29 (49.15%) Security Operations
4 22 (37.29%) Incident Management
5 17 (28.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (23.73%) Identity Access Management
6 14 (23.73%) Validation
7 11 (18.64%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 11 (18.64%) Threat Intelligence
8 9 (15.25%) Information Security
8 9 (15.25%) Network Design
9 6 (10.17%) Penetration Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Risk Management
9 6 (10.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.17%) Threat Detection
10 5 (8.47%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (8.47%) Data Science
10 5 (8.47%) IT Audit
10 5 (8.47%) Malware Reverse Engineering
10 5 (8.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.78%) Python
2 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) C++
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) CISSP
3 6 (10.17%) GCIH
3 6 (10.17%) GIAC
4 5 (8.47%) CISA
4 5 (8.47%) Degree
5 4 (6.78%) GREM
6 3 (5.08%) GCIA
7 2 (3.39%) CEH
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.39%) CRISC
7 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.69%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.69%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (1.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) NIST
2 8 (13.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (8.47%) GDPR
4 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
4 3 (5.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.69%) COBIT
5 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.69%) NCSC
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) QRadar
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (16.95%) Juniper
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco
4 5 (8.47%) Arqiva
4 5 (8.47%) F5
4 5 (8.47%) Splunk
5 4 (6.78%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.39%) Altera
6 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.39%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.69%) Darktrace
7 1 (1.69%) FireEye
7 1 (1.69%) HP
7 1 (1.69%) McAfee
7 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.69%) TippingPoint