Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 817 875 869
Rank change year-on-year +58 -6 +68
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 70 46 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.077% 0.046% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 44 25 72
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £35,000 £24,650 £41,325
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -2.04%

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 37,832 40,032 42,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 41.39% 40.03% 39.33%
Number of salaries quoted 29,156 31,776 34,420
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 +62 37 £35,000 -16.67% 3
South West +3 17 £55,000 +134.04% 5
South East +6 8 £75,000 +15.38% 2
North of England +46 7 £40,000 +33.33% 4
North West +8 6 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Cyber Defence
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 51 (72.86%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (52.86%) Information Security
3 36 (51.43%) Security Operations
3 36 (51.43%) SIEM
4 33 (47.14%) CISSP
5 32 (45.71%) Cyber Intelligence
6 31 (44.29%) Firewall
7 30 (42.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 29 (41.43%) Threat Intelligence
8 29 (41.43%) Analytics
8 29 (41.43%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (41.43%) CEH
9 28 (40.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 28 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
10 27 (38.57%) GREM
10 27 (38.57%) GCIA
10 27 (38.57%) GCIH
10 27 (38.57%) GCFA
11 26 (37.14%) Qualys
11 26 (37.14%) Self-Motivation
12 25 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
12 25 (35.71%) Wireshark
12 25 (35.71%) Retail
12 25 (35.71%) Risk Management
12 25 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (35.71%) CCNA
13 24 (34.29%) Security Management
13 24 (34.29%) CheckPoint
13 24 (34.29%) Symantec
13 24 (34.29%) Information Management

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 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (44.29%) Firewall
2 25 (35.71%) Wireshark
3 8 (11.43%) Network Security
4 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.14%) HTTP
6 4 (5.71%) HTTPS
6 4 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (5.71%) Kerberos
6 4 (5.71%) SAN
7 3 (4.29%) Sourcefire
8 2 (2.86%) AMQP
8 2 (2.86%) FTP
8 2 (2.86%) IPsec
8 2 (2.86%) SSL
8 2 (2.86%) VPN
9 1 (1.43%) DNS
9 1 (1.43%) SSH
9 1 (1.43%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.14%) Big Data
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (5.71%) AutoIt
1 4 (5.71%) Cucumber
1 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.71%) JIRA
1 4 (5.71%) Selenium
1 4 (5.71%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (35.71%) Retail
2 13 (18.57%) Finance
3 5 (7.14%) Law
3 5 (7.14%) Marketing
4 4 (5.71%) Banking
5 3 (4.29%) Electronics
5 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 35 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) Developer
3 6 (8.57%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Consultant
4 5 (7.14%) Cyber Defence Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Security Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Security Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Security Specialist
6 3 (4.29%) SOC Specialist
7 2 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Research Manager
7 2 (2.86%) Senior Technologist
7 2 (2.86%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 5 (7.14%) HTML
1 5 (7.14%) RESTful
2 4 (5.71%) EJB
2 4 (5.71%) Hibernate
2 4 (5.71%) J2EE
2 4 (5.71%) Java EE
2 4 (5.71%) LDAP
2 4 (5.71%) OAuth
2 4 (5.71%) REST
2 4 (5.71%) SAML
2 4 (5.71%) SOAP
2 4 (5.71%) Spring
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.43%) Node.js
3 1 (1.43%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (42.86%) Security Operations Centre
2 29 (41.43%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (40.00%) Cyberthreat
4 26 (37.14%) Self-Motivation
5 24 (34.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 12 (17.14%) Cyberattack
7 10 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 8 (11.43%) Cybercrime
9 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
10 3 (4.29%) Device Driver
11 1 (1.43%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.14%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Unix
2 7 (10.00%) Windows
3 3 (4.29%) Android
3 3 (4.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (72.86%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (52.86%) Information Security
3 36 (51.43%) Security Operations
3 36 (51.43%) SIEM
4 32 (45.71%) Cyber Intelligence
5 29 (41.43%) Analytics
5 29 (41.43%) Threat Intelligence
6 28 (40.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 25 (35.71%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (35.71%) Risk Management
8 24 (34.29%) Data Loss Prevention
8 24 (34.29%) Event Correlation
8 24 (34.29%) Information Management
8 24 (34.29%) Security Management
9 11 (15.71%) Incident Management
10 10 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (12.86%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (12.86%) Software Engineering
12 7 (10.00%) DevOps
13 6 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) Python
2 15 (21.43%) Java
3 12 (17.14%) C
3 12 (17.14%) C++
4 9 (12.86%) C#
4 9 (12.86%) Perl
5 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.14%) Ruby
6 5 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (47.14%) CISSP
2 29 (41.43%) CEH
3 27 (38.57%) GCFA
3 27 (38.57%) GCIA
3 27 (38.57%) GCIH
3 27 (38.57%) GREM
4 25 (35.71%) CCNA
4 25 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (34.29%) GCFE
5 24 (34.29%) GSEC
6 15 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 9 (12.86%) Degree
8 8 (11.43%) DV Cleared
8 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
9 3 (4.29%) Master's Degree
10 2 (2.86%) CISM
10 2 (2.86%) GIAC
11 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (34.29%) RSA Security Analytics
1 24 (34.29%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (2.86%) CASB
2 2 (2.86%) CSIRT
2 2 (2.86%) QRadar
3 1 (1.43%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) Qualys
2 24 (34.29%) CheckPoint
2 24 (34.29%) Splunk
2 24 (34.29%) Symantec
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.14%) Cisco
4 5 (7.14%) Oracle
5 3 (4.29%) SAP
6 2 (2.86%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.43%) IBM