Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 785 887 853
Rank change year-on-year +102 -34 +78
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 76 39 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.090% 0.039% 0.091%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.11% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 82
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.82% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £27,000 £24,650 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £72,375
UK median annual salary £53,750 £74,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -27.36% +28.70% -4.17%

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 33,075 35,949 37,557
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 39.12% 36.38% 36.39%
Number of salaries quoted 24,844 28,207 29,969
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,713 £67,500 £66,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
East of England +70 44 £35,000 -16.67% 2
South West +16 17 £55,000 +139.13% 4
North of England +37 9 £40,000 -27.27% 1
North West +35 8 £40,000 -27.27% 1
South East +19 6 £75,000 +15.38% 4
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cyber Defence
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 55 (72.37%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (59.21%) Security Operations
2 45 (59.21%) SIEM
3 41 (53.95%) Firewall
3 41 (53.95%) Security Operations Centre
4 32 (42.11%) Information Security
5 31 (40.79%) CISSP
6 29 (38.16%) Cyber Intelligence
7 28 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (36.84%) Analytics
8 27 (35.53%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (35.53%) CEH
9 26 (34.21%) Qualys
9 26 (34.21%) Risk Management
9 26 (34.21%) Threat Intelligence
9 26 (34.21%) Cyberthreat
10 25 (32.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 25 (32.89%) GREM
10 25 (32.89%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (32.89%) Retail
10 25 (32.89%) GCIA
10 25 (32.89%) GCIH
10 25 (32.89%) GCFA
11 24 (31.58%) GSEC
11 24 (31.58%) Information Management
11 24 (31.58%) Wireshark
11 24 (31.58%) Security Management
11 24 (31.58%) CheckPoint
11 24 (31.58%) Symantec
11 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification

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 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.26%) IaaS
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (53.95%) Firewall
2 24 (31.58%) Wireshark
3 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.58%) AMQP
5 4 (5.26%) HTTP
5 4 (5.26%) HTTPS
5 4 (5.26%) Kerberos
5 4 (5.26%) SAN
6 3 (3.95%) Network Security
7 2 (2.63%) FTP
7 2 (2.63%) IPsec
7 2 (2.63%) SSL
7 2 (2.63%) VPN
8 1 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.32%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.21%) Big Data
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Cucumber
1 5 (6.58%) Selenium
2 4 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (5.26%) AutoIt
2 4 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.26%) JIRA
2 4 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.32%) JMeter
3 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (32.89%) Retail
2 10 (13.16%) Finance
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (5.26%) Law
4 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Analyst
2 15 (19.74%) Cyber Defence Analyst
3 8 (10.53%) Software Engineer
4 5 (6.58%) Consultant
4 5 (6.58%) Developer
4 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (5.26%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 4 (5.26%) Senior Technologist
5 4 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (5.26%) Technologist
6 3 (3.95%) Business Development Executive
6 3 (3.95%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Security Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) RESTful
2 4 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.26%) EJB
2 4 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 4 (5.26%) HTML
2 4 (5.26%) J2EE
2 4 (5.26%) Java EE
2 4 (5.26%) LDAP
2 4 (5.26%) OAuth
2 4 (5.26%) REST
2 4 (5.26%) SAML
2 4 (5.26%) SOAP
2 4 (5.26%) Spring
2 4 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) Entity Framework
3 3 (3.95%) Node.js
3 3 (3.95%) WPF
4 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 41 (53.95%) Security Operations Centre
2 28 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (35.53%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (34.21%) Cyberthreat
5 24 (31.58%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 10 (13.16%) Cyberattack
7 7 (9.21%) Cybercrime
8 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.84%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 4 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (72.37%) Cybersecurity
2 45 (59.21%) Security Operations
2 45 (59.21%) SIEM
3 32 (42.11%) Information Security
4 29 (38.16%) Cyber Intelligence
5 28 (36.84%) Analytics
6 26 (34.21%) Risk Management
6 26 (34.21%) Threat Intelligence
7 25 (32.89%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 25 (32.89%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (31.58%) Data Loss Prevention
8 24 (31.58%) Event Correlation
8 24 (31.58%) Information Management
8 24 (31.58%) Security Management
9 18 (23.68%) Identity Access Management
9 18 (23.68%) Incident Management
10 17 (22.37%) Root Cause Analysis
11 14 (18.42%) Validation
12 12 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) Java
2 16 (21.05%) Python
3 12 (15.79%) C#
3 12 (15.79%) C++
4 11 (14.47%) C
5 8 (10.53%) Perl
6 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.58%) Ruby
7 4 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (40.79%) CISSP
2 27 (35.53%) CEH
3 25 (32.89%) GCFA
3 25 (32.89%) GCIA
3 25 (32.89%) GCIH
3 25 (32.89%) GREM
4 24 (31.58%) CCNA
4 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (31.58%) GCFE
4 24 (31.58%) GSEC
5 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared
7 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
8 6 (7.89%) Degree
9 3 (3.95%) GIAC
10 2 (2.63%) CISM
10 2 (2.63%) Master's Degree
11 1 (1.32%) ISEB
11 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (31.58%) RSA Security Analytics
1 24 (31.58%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (2.63%) CASB
2 2 (2.63%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.63%) QRadar
3 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Qualys
2 24 (31.58%) CheckPoint
2 24 (31.58%) Splunk
2 24 (31.58%) Symantec
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (2.63%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.32%) HP
6 1 (1.32%) IBM