Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 648 810 870
Rank change year-on-year +162 +60 +116
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 122 219 252
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.46% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 57 175 171
Median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,150 £20,981 £33,750
90th Percentile £83,000 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £49,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -3.06% -2.00% +26.58%

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 24,808 48,114 60,069
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.54% 38.52% 39.58%
Number of salaries quoted 19,260 37,405 46,331
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.65%

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 25 January 2021.

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 25 January 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 +160 112 £60,000 +9.09% 24
UK excluding London +154 88 £47,500 -3.06% 20
North of England +114 36 £43,000 -14.00% 3
Yorkshire +59 30 £40,000 +90.65% 2
London +167 28 £71,250 -3.39% 5
South West +43 27 £65,000 +154.90% 3
South East +124 10 £46,250 -15.91% 6
East of England +98 5 £72,500 +40.78% 4
Scotland +28 4 £55,000 +22.22% 1
North West +84 3 £42,500 -22.73% 1
North East - 3 £75,000 -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Midlands +49 1 - - 3
West Midlands +44 1 - - 3
Work from Home -69 1 £62,500 +6.38% 3

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 69 (56.56%) Cybersecurity
2 41 (33.61%) SIEM
3 38 (31.15%) Azure
4 37 (30.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 37 (30.33%) Threat Intelligence
5 36 (29.51%) Cyberthreat
5 36 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (27.87%) Microsoft
7 32 (26.23%) Information Security
7 32 (26.23%) Cyber Intelligence
8 30 (24.59%) Open Source
8 30 (24.59%) Docker
9 29 (23.77%) Analytics
9 29 (23.77%) Software Engineering
9 29 (23.77%) Active Directory
10 28 (22.95%) Legal
11 27 (22.13%) Artificial Intelligence
11 27 (22.13%) Windows
11 27 (22.13%) Linux
11 27 (22.13%) Machine Learning
11 27 (22.13%) Big Data
11 27 (22.13%) Microservices
11 27 (22.13%) Information Assurance
11 27 (22.13%) Incident Management
11 27 (22.13%) Collaborative Working
11 27 (22.13%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 27 (22.13%) Data Science
11 27 (22.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 27 (22.13%) DevSecOps
12 26 (21.31%) DevOps

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 17 (13.93%) Confluence
2 5 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.82%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (8.20%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 38 (31.15%) Azure
2 15 (12.30%) AWS
2 15 (12.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 11 (9.02%) Office 365
4 7 (5.74%) GitHub
5 4 (3.28%) OneDrive
5 4 (3.28%) SaaS
6 3 (2.46%) IaaS
6 3 (2.46%) PaaS
7 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.82%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.82%) Serverless
7 1 (0.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.03%) Firewall
2 20 (16.39%) TCP/IP
3 18 (14.75%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (9.84%) HTTP
5 11 (9.02%) Network Security
6 6 (4.92%) DNS
6 6 (4.92%) FTP
6 6 (4.92%) HTTPS
6 6 (4.92%) SMS
6 6 (4.92%) SMTP
7 4 (3.28%) SSL
8 2 (1.64%) LAN
8 2 (1.64%) WAN
9 1 (0.82%) DHCP
9 1 (0.82%) ICMP
9 1 (0.82%) IPv4
9 1 (0.82%) IPv6
9 1 (0.82%) POP3
9 1 (0.82%) SNMP
9 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.13%) Big Data
2 7 (5.74%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.28%) Apache Accumulo
4 2 (1.64%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.82%) MySQL
5 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (19.67%) Jenkins
1 24 (19.67%) JIRA
2 3 (2.46%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
General
1 28 (22.95%) Legal
2 7 (5.74%) Finance
3 6 (4.92%) Retail
4 5 (4.10%) Publishing
5 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.46%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.64%) Marketing
8 1 (0.82%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.82%) Banking
8 1 (0.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (13.93%) Analyst
2 13 (10.66%) Developer
3 12 (9.84%) Administrator
3 12 (9.84%) Software Engineer
4 11 (9.02%) Consultant
5 9 (7.38%) Security Analyst
5 9 (7.38%) Security Consultant
5 9 (7.38%) Security Engineer
5 9 (7.38%) Security Specialist
6 8 (6.56%) Data Scientist
6 8 (6.56%) Senior Data Scientist
6 8 (6.56%) SOC Manager
7 7 (5.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 7 (5.74%) Information Security Consultant
7 7 (5.74%) Information Security Specialist
7 7 (5.74%) Information Specialist
7 7 (5.74%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.92%) SIEM Engineer
9 5 (4.10%) Architect
9 5 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.11%) Apache NiFi
2 12 (9.84%) Kafka
3 8 (6.56%) Natural Language Processing
4 6 (4.92%) CGI
5 5 (4.10%) Spring
6 4 (3.28%) LDAP
6 4 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.46%) Dropwizard
7 3 (2.46%) React
7 3 (2.46%) Web Services
8 2 (1.64%) GraphQL
8 2 (1.64%) HTML5 Canvas
8 2 (1.64%) Redux
8 2 (1.64%) RESTful
8 2 (1.64%) SVG
9 1 (0.82%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.82%) Ember.js
9 1 (0.82%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.51%) Cyberthreat
2 19 (15.57%) Management Information System
3 17 (13.93%) Data Protection Act
4 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (9.02%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 9 (7.38%) Algorithms
6 9 (7.38%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (4.92%) PKI
8 4 (3.28%) Analytical Mindset
8 4 (3.28%) Blog
9 3 (2.46%) Cloud Native
9 3 (2.46%) User Experience
10 2 (1.64%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.64%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.82%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.82%) PMI
11 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.13%) Linux
1 27 (22.13%) Windows
2 16 (13.11%) CentOS
3 15 (12.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.64%) Android
5 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.64%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (56.56%) Cybersecurity
2 41 (33.61%) SIEM
3 37 (30.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 37 (30.33%) Threat Intelligence
4 36 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (26.23%) Cyber Intelligence
5 32 (26.23%) Information Security
6 30 (24.59%) Open Source
7 29 (23.77%) Analytics
7 29 (23.77%) Software Engineering
8 27 (22.13%) Artificial Intelligence
8 27 (22.13%) Collaborative Working
8 27 (22.13%) Data Science
8 27 (22.13%) DevSecOps
8 27 (22.13%) Incident Management
8 27 (22.13%) Information Assurance
8 27 (22.13%) Machine Learning
8 27 (22.13%) Microservices
8 27 (22.13%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 27 (22.13%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.21%) Java
1 21 (17.21%) Python
2 18 (14.75%) C
3 13 (10.66%) SQL
4 9 (7.38%) C++
5 8 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.92%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.46%) Perl
8 3 (2.46%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.64%) Go
10 1 (0.82%) Rust
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) CISSP
1 8 (6.56%) Degree
1 8 (6.56%) PhD
2 7 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.92%) CISM
4 4 (3.28%) GCIA
4 4 (3.28%) GCIH
5 3 (2.46%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.46%) SANS
6 2 (1.64%) CCNP
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.64%) GCFA
6 2 (1.64%) GIAC
6 2 (1.64%) GREM
6 2 (1.64%) SSCP
7 1 (0.82%) CEH
7 1 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.82%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (15.57%) GDPR
3 16 (13.11%) Cyber Essentials
4 15 (12.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (3.28%) NIST
6 3 (2.46%) NCSC
6 3 (2.46%) NIST 800
7 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
7 2 (1.64%) QA
8 1 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 30 (24.59%) Docker
2 29 (23.77%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.82%) LXC
Systems Management
1 19 (15.57%) Ansible
2 8 (6.56%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.10%) CSIRT
4 4 (3.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 4 (3.28%) Terraform
5 3 (2.46%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.82%) Nessus
6 1 (0.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.82%) QRadar
Vendors
1 34 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.30%) Red Hat
3 7 (5.74%) LogRhythm
4 5 (4.10%) Splunk
5 4 (3.28%) Blue Coat
5 4 (3.28%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.28%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.28%) Darktrace
5 4 (3.28%) FireEye
5 4 (3.28%) McAfee
5 4 (3.28%) Twitter
6 3 (2.46%) Cisco
6 3 (2.46%) Google
6 3 (2.46%) VMware
7 2 (1.64%) HubSpot
7 2 (1.64%) Oracle
7 2 (1.64%) Qualys
7 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.64%) Thycotic
8 1 (0.82%) Sage