Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 669 790 866
Rank change year-on-year +121 +76 +106
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 169 195 265
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.44% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 56 165 147
10th Percentile £42,500 £20,981 £37,500
25th Percentile £42,547 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £66,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -9.09% +25.71%
75th Percentile £75,313 £77,500 £80,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £95,000 £99,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,500 £55,000 £58,750
% change year-on-year -8.18% -6.38% +23.68%

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 32,873 43,933 58,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.59% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23,335 34,240 44,820
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 13 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Top 15 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 13 April 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
England +92 162 £67,500 +12.50% 29
UK excluding London +109 120 £50,500 -8.18% 18
South West +56 66 £52,500 +150.23% 4
London +79 44 £70,000 - 12
North of England +45 23 £45,000 -18.18% 7
South East +67 12 £44,672 -31.27% 5
East of England +68 11 £72,500 +20.83% 1
Yorkshire +2 11 £35,000 +46.20% 2
North West +36 8 - - 3
Work from Home -116 5 £50,000 -14.89% 1
Scotland +10 4 £37,500 -28.57% 1
North East - 4 £60,000 - 2
Midlands +16 2 £76,250 +38.64%
West Midlands +3 2 £76,250 +38.64%
Wales - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 132 (78.11%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (47.93%) Analytics
2 81 (47.93%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (46.15%) Cyber Intelligence
4 76 (44.97%) Information Assurance
5 75 (44.38%) Machine Learning
5 75 (44.38%) Artificial Intelligence
6 73 (43.20%) Legal
7 72 (42.60%) Software Engineering
7 72 (42.60%) Open Source
8 71 (42.01%) DevSecOps
9 69 (40.83%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 69 (40.83%) Data Science
9 69 (40.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 69 (40.83%) Microservices
9 69 (40.83%) Big Data
10 67 (39.64%) Scrum
11 66 (39.05%) Collaborative Working
12 64 (37.87%) Docker
13 53 (31.36%) JIRA
14 52 (30.77%) Mentoring
15 50 (29.59%) Jenkins
16 49 (28.99%) Java
17 48 (28.40%) Confluence
18 47 (27.81%) Test Automation
19 46 (27.22%) Ansible
19 46 (27.22%) DevOps
20 45 (26.63%) Apache NiFi
21 43 (25.44%) Linux
22 38 (22.49%) SIEM

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 48 (28.40%) Confluence
2 22 (13.02%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.59%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.59%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (2.96%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.78%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.78%) Figma
2 3 (1.78%) GIMP
2 3 (1.78%) Inkscape
2 3 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.59%) Quorum
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.98%) Azure
2 25 (14.79%) AWS
3 13 (7.69%) Serverless
4 6 (3.55%) Heroku
5 5 (2.96%) GitHub
6 4 (2.37%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (1.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.78%) IaaS
7 3 (1.78%) PaaS
7 3 (1.78%) SaaS
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.65%) Network Security
2 17 (10.06%) Firewall
3 14 (8.28%) HTTP
4 11 (6.51%) DNS
4 11 (6.51%) FTP
4 11 (6.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 11 (6.51%) SMTP
5 10 (5.92%) SSL
6 8 (4.73%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.55%) SMS
8 3 (1.78%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.18%) LAN
9 2 (1.18%) WAN
10 1 (0.59%) Internet
10 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (40.83%) Big Data
2 16 (9.47%) Apache Accumulo
3 12 (7.10%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.59%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.59%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.59%) MySQL
5 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (31.36%) JIRA
2 50 (29.59%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.55%) Cypress.io
4 3 (1.78%) Balsamiq
4 3 (1.78%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
General
1 73 (43.20%) Legal
2 17 (10.06%) Finance
3 8 (4.73%) Publishing
4 5 (2.96%) Marketing
5 4 (2.37%) Retail
6 3 (1.78%) Banking
6 3 (1.78%) Law
6 3 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 41 (24.26%) Software Engineer
2 35 (20.71%) Analyst
3 23 (13.61%) Senior Software Engineer
4 18 (10.65%) Security Analyst
5 15 (8.88%) Data Scientist
5 15 (8.88%) Senior Data Scientist
6 14 (8.28%) Developer
6 14 (8.28%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
8 12 (7.10%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 12 (7.10%) SOC Analyst
9 9 (5.33%) Big Data Developer
9 9 (5.33%) Senior Big Data Developer
9 9 (5.33%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.73%) Architect
10 8 (4.73%) Security Engineer
11 7 (4.14%) Consultant
12 6 (3.55%) Python Engineer
12 6 (3.55%) Python Software Engineer
13 5 (2.96%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.63%) Apache NiFi
2 36 (21.30%) Kafka
3 15 (8.88%) Natural Language Processing
4 10 (5.92%) LDAP
5 9 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (5.33%) React
6 6 (3.55%) CGI
6 6 (3.55%) Django
7 3 (1.78%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.78%) CSS
7 3 (1.78%) CSS3
7 3 (1.78%) HTML
7 3 (1.78%) HTML5
7 3 (1.78%) Material Design
7 3 (1.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.18%) GraphQL
8 2 (1.18%) HTML5 Canvas
8 2 (1.18%) Redux
8 2 (1.18%) RESTful
8 2 (1.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.57%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (15.38%) Cyberthreat
3 23 (13.61%) Management Information System
4 18 (10.65%) Security Operations Centre
4 18 (10.65%) User Experience
5 16 (9.47%) Algorithms
6 10 (5.92%) Analytical Mindset
7 7 (4.14%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (3.55%) Blog
8 6 (3.55%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 6 (3.55%) PKI
9 4 (2.37%) CESG
10 3 (1.78%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.78%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (1.78%) Cybercrime
11 2 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.59%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (25.44%) Linux
2 32 (18.93%) CentOS
2 32 (18.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (6.51%) Windows
4 3 (1.78%) Unix
4 3 (1.78%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.18%) Android
5 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (78.11%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (47.93%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (47.93%) Analytics
3 78 (46.15%) Cyber Intelligence
4 76 (44.97%) Information Assurance
5 75 (44.38%) Artificial Intelligence
5 75 (44.38%) Machine Learning
6 72 (42.60%) Open Source
6 72 (42.60%) Software Engineering
7 71 (42.01%) DevSecOps
8 69 (40.83%) Data Science
8 69 (40.83%) Microservices
8 69 (40.83%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 69 (40.83%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 67 (39.64%) Scrum
10 66 (39.05%) Collaborative Working
11 52 (30.77%) Mentoring
12 47 (27.81%) Test Automation
13 46 (27.22%) DevOps
14 38 (22.49%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 49 (28.99%) Java
2 34 (20.12%) C
2 34 (20.12%) Python
3 22 (13.02%) C++
4 9 (5.33%) TypeScript
5 7 (4.14%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.14%) SQL
6 5 (2.96%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.78%) Perl
8 2 (1.18%) Go
9 1 (0.59%) C#
9 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.59%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 16 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.88%) PhD
3 14 (8.28%) Degree
4 9 (5.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.73%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.14%) CISSP
7 6 (3.55%) CISM
8 3 (1.78%) CEH
8 3 (1.78%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (1.78%) GCIA
8 3 (1.78%) GCIH
9 2 (1.18%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (1.18%) GCFA
9 2 (1.18%) GIAC
9 2 (1.18%) GREM
9 2 (1.18%) SSCP
10 1 (0.59%) ACCA
10 1 (0.59%) CCNP
10 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.59%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (4.73%) GDPR
3 4 (2.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (2.37%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.37%) NIST
3 4 (2.37%) QA
4 3 (1.78%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.78%) GRC
4 3 (1.78%) NCSC
4 3 (1.78%) NIST 800
4 3 (1.78%) WCAG
5 2 (1.18%) SLA
6 1 (0.59%) COBIT
6 1 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.59%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (37.87%) Docker
2 16 (9.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 46 (27.22%) Ansible
2 16 (9.47%) Kubernetes
3 6 (3.55%) Grafana
4 4 (2.37%) Terraform
5 3 (1.78%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.59%) Nessus
7 1 (0.59%) Puppet
7 1 (0.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 32 (18.93%) Red Hat
2 18 (10.65%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.10%) LogRhythm
4 11 (6.51%) Splunk
5 10 (5.92%) Blue Coat
5 10 (5.92%) CheckPoint
5 10 (5.92%) Darktrace
5 10 (5.92%) FireEye
5 10 (5.92%) McAfee
5 10 (5.92%) Twitter
6 9 (5.33%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.37%) HubSpot
8 3 (1.78%) Google
8 3 (1.78%) VMware
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle
9 2 (1.18%) Qualys
9 2 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.59%) Rapid7
10 1 (0.59%) YouTube