Period
to 29 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyberattack in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyberattack over the 6 months to 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 572 847 948
Rank change year-on-year +275 +101 +78
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 116 223 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.42% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 89 173 169
Median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £54,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.64% +1.85% +2.86%
10th Percentile £41,000 £29,443 £30,996
90th Percentile £89,000 £92,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +24.26%

Cyberattack 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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 18,957 53,596 65,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.11% 38.91% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15,268 40,581 49,852
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £85,225
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

Cyberattack
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyberattack as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyberattack.

Salary trend for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyberattack over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyberattack within the UK over the 6 months to 29 October 2020. 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
England +258 106 £62,500 +13.64% 16
UK excluding London +248 85 £60,000 +14.29% 12
North of England +177 29 £42,750 -18.92% 5
London +233 27 £70,000 -12.50% 6
Yorkshire +141 27 £43,750 +108.52% 3
Midlands +124 19 £62,500 +13.64% 2
West Midlands +106 18 £62,500 +13.64% 2
South East +183 14 £50,000 -9.09% 2
South West +96 14 £90,000 +126.06% 1
Northern Ireland +23 7 - -
East of England +131 1 £67,500 +53.41%
North West +128 1 £42,500 -19.40%
Scotland +92 1 £55,000 -31.25% 1
East Midlands +82 1 - -
North East +26 1 £43,000 -52.22% 2
Work from Home +23 1 £72,500 -19.44% 2

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, IT jobs citing Cyberattack 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 with a requirement for Cyberattack.

1 79 (68.10%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (37.93%) Cyberthreat
2 44 (37.93%) SIEM
3 40 (34.48%) Information Security
3 40 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (33.62%) Windows
5 36 (31.03%) Azure
6 35 (30.17%) Microsoft
7 32 (27.59%) Linux
7 32 (27.59%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 32 (27.59%) Threat Intelligence
8 30 (25.86%) Active Directory
9 26 (22.41%) Incident Management
9 26 (22.41%) Penetration Testing
10 25 (21.55%) Cyber Essentials
11 24 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (20.69%) Security Operations
12 23 (19.83%) Security Cleared
13 20 (17.24%) Security Architecture
13 20 (17.24%) TCP/IP
14 18 (15.52%) Firewall
14 18 (15.52%) Digital Forensics
14 18 (15.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 18 (15.52%) GDPR
15 17 (14.66%) Data Protection
15 17 (14.66%) Management Information System
15 17 (14.66%) Intrusion Detection
16 16 (13.79%) CISSP
16 16 (13.79%) AWS
16 16 (13.79%) CREST Certified

Cyberattack
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (3.45%) Confluence
1 4 (3.45%) OpenStack
1 4 (3.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 9 (7.76%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.03%) Azure
2 16 (13.79%) AWS
3 15 (12.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (10.34%) Office 365
5 9 (7.76%) SaaS
6 8 (6.90%) IaaS
6 8 (6.90%) PaaS
7 4 (3.45%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.72%) GitHub
9 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.86%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 18 (15.52%) Firewall
3 17 (14.66%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (7.76%) HTTP
4 9 (7.76%) Network Security
5 7 (6.03%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.72%) DNS
6 2 (1.72%) FTP
6 2 (1.72%) SMTP
7 1 (0.86%) DHCP
7 1 (0.86%) DKIM
7 1 (0.86%) DMARC
7 1 (0.86%) ICMP
7 1 (0.86%) IPv4
7 1 (0.86%) IPv6
7 1 (0.86%) LAN
7 1 (0.86%) SNMP
7 1 (0.86%) WAN
7 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.90%) Big Data
2 2 (1.72%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.86%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) JIRA
2 6 (5.17%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (7.76%) Legal
2 8 (6.90%) Finance
3 4 (3.45%) Banking
3 4 (3.45%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.45%) Retail
4 3 (2.59%) Law
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.86%) German Language
6 1 (0.86%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Military
6 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (12.07%) Developer
2 13 (11.21%) Security Specialist
3 12 (10.34%) Administrator
4 11 (9.48%) Consultant
5 10 (8.62%) Architect
5 10 (8.62%) Security Consultant
6 8 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
6 8 (6.90%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 8 (6.90%) Information Security Specialist
6 8 (6.90%) Information Specialist
6 8 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.90%) SOC Manager
6 8 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (6.03%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (6.03%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Python Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) SIEM Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 4 (3.45%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.03%) Dropwizard
1 7 (6.03%) React
1 7 (6.03%) Spring
2 4 (3.45%) Apache Flex
3 3 (2.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (37.93%) Cyberthreat
2 17 (14.66%) Management Information System
3 14 (12.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 14 (12.07%) Data Protection Act
4 9 (7.76%) PKI
4 9 (7.76%) Security Operations Centre
5 8 (6.90%) Cloud Native
6 6 (5.17%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (3.45%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.72%) Cybercrime
8 2 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.86%) CESG
9 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.86%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.62%) Windows
2 32 (27.59%) Linux
3 13 (11.21%) Mac OS
3 13 (11.21%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.45%) CentOS
4 4 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (68.10%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (37.93%) SIEM
3 40 (34.48%) Information Security
4 32 (27.59%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 32 (27.59%) Threat Intelligence
5 26 (22.41%) Incident Management
5 26 (22.41%) Penetration Testing
6 24 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (20.69%) Security Operations
7 20 (17.24%) Security Architecture
8 18 (15.52%) Digital Forensics
9 17 (14.66%) Data Protection
10 14 (12.07%) Open Source
11 13 (11.21%) DevOps
12 12 (10.34%) Cyber Intelligence
12 12 (10.34%) Event Correlation
12 12 (10.34%) Network Architecture
12 12 (10.34%) Use Case
13 11 (9.48%) Vulnerability Management
14 10 (8.62%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.07%) Python
2 11 (9.48%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.48%) SQL
3 7 (6.03%) Java
3 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.31%) C
5 4 (3.45%) Rust
6 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.79%) CISSP
2 16 (13.79%) CREST Certified
3 13 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.76%) CISM
4 9 (7.76%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.17%) CEH
5 6 (5.17%) Degree
5 6 (5.17%) GCIA
5 6 (5.17%) GCIH
6 5 (4.31%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (2.59%) SANS
8 2 (1.72%) CCNP
8 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.72%) OSCP
9 1 (0.86%) CISA
9 1 (0.86%) CISMP
9 1 (0.86%) OSCE
9 1 (0.86%) OSWP
9 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (34.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (21.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 18 (15.52%) GDPR
3 18 (15.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 12 (10.34%) ISO 9001
4 12 (10.34%) NIST
5 8 (6.90%) NCSC
5 8 (6.90%) NIST 800
6 7 (6.03%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.72%) QA
8 1 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 30 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.79%) Docker
3 4 (3.45%) LXC
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 8 (6.90%) Ansible
2 8 (6.90%) CSIRT
2 8 (6.90%) Terraform
3 7 (6.03%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.72%) EnCase
5 1 (0.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.86%) Nessus
5 1 (0.86%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.86%) QRadar
Vendors
1 35 (30.17%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.76%) LogRhythm
3 8 (6.90%) AlienVault
3 8 (6.90%) Google
3 8 (6.90%) Splunk
4 2 (1.72%) Apple
4 2 (1.72%) Cisco
4 2 (1.72%) Thycotic
5 1 (0.86%) Proofpoint
5 1 (0.86%) Qualys