Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 954 954 1036
Rank change year-on-year 0 +82 +189
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 218 262 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 160 214 143
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £56,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.08% +13.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £35,250
90th Percentile £81,375 £85,000 £87,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £51,500 £42,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +21.18% -15.00% -

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 76,126 78,002 88,539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.51% 43.66% 43.67%
Number of salaries quoted 58,808 60,696 71,988
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% -1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,341 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Cyberattack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyberattack.

Salary trend for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyberattack over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 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
England -18 195 £52,500 -4.55% 35
UK excluding London -33 110 £51,500 +21.18% 21
London +17 97 £65,000 -3.70% 16
South West +23 33 £47,500 - 8
South East -37 30 £65,000 +52.94% 6
North of England +3 20 £50,000 +17.65% 4
North West +3 17 £50,000 +32.46% 1
East of England +11 11 £70,000 +55.56% 1
Northern Ireland - 6 - - 1
Scotland -18 5 £67,500 +125.00% 1
Midlands -14 4 £70,000 +81.82%
Yorkshire +17 3 £50,000 +17.65% 2
West Midlands +12 2 £80,000 +107.79%
East Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
Wales +8 1 £50,000 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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.

1 141 (64.68%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (35.32%) Information Security
3 73 (33.49%) SIEM
4 61 (27.98%) Firewall
5 59 (27.06%) Security Operations
6 51 (23.39%) CISSP
7 47 (21.56%) Finance
7 47 (21.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 41 (18.81%) Degree
9 40 (18.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 40 (18.35%) Management Information System
10 39 (17.89%) Risk Management
11 38 (17.43%) CISM
11 38 (17.43%) Cyberthreat
11 38 (17.43%) Security Monitoring
12 37 (16.97%) Intrusion Detection
12 37 (16.97%) Penetration Testing
13 36 (16.51%) Security Cleared
14 34 (15.60%) Threat Management
15 33 (15.14%) Network Security
16 31 (14.22%) Security Management
17 30 (13.76%) Collaborative Working
18 28 (12.84%) Kalman Filter
18 28 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
18 28 (12.84%) Incident Management
19 25 (11.47%) VPN
19 25 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
20 24 (11.01%) Self-Motivation
20 24 (11.01%) Threat Intelligence
20 24 (11.01%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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 2 (0.92%) IIS
1 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 16 (7.34%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.46%) OrCAD
2 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.75%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (27.98%) Firewall
2 37 (16.97%) Intrusion Detection
3 33 (15.14%) Network Security
4 25 (11.47%) VPN
5 22 (10.09%) IPsec
6 20 (9.17%) DNS
6 20 (9.17%) Wireless
7 18 (8.26%) OSPF
8 17 (7.80%) DHCP
8 17 (7.80%) TCP/IP
9 16 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (7.34%) Cisco Firepower
9 16 (7.34%) Spanning Tree
9 16 (7.34%) Wireshark
10 8 (3.67%) Internet
10 8 (3.67%) LAN
10 8 (3.67%) WAN
11 5 (2.29%) VoIP
12 4 (1.83%) SSL
13 3 (1.38%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.75%) Big Data
2 1 (0.46%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (7.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.83%) Burp Suite
2 4 (1.83%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.83%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.46%) Trac
General
1 47 (21.56%) Finance
2 21 (9.63%) Legal
3 18 (8.26%) Manufacturing
4 13 (5.96%) Games
5 8 (3.67%) Aerospace
5 8 (3.67%) Retail
6 6 (2.75%) Banking
6 6 (2.75%) Marketing
7 5 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.83%) Military
9 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.38%) Law
10 2 (0.92%) Electronics
10 2 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.92%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.46%) Automotive
11 1 (0.46%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 55 (25.23%) Analyst
2 43 (19.72%) Security Analyst
3 36 (16.51%) Security Engineer
4 27 (12.39%) Consultant
4 27 (12.39%) Security Manager
5 23 (10.55%) Security Consultant
6 22 (10.09%) Senior Security Engineer
7 19 (8.72%) Network Engineer
8 18 (8.26%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (7.80%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 16 (7.34%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 16 (7.34%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 16 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
10 16 (7.34%) Senior Network Security Engineer
11 15 (6.88%) Head of Security
12 13 (5.96%) Head of Cybersecurity
12 13 (5.96%) SOC Analyst
13 12 (5.50%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 10 (4.59%) Security Operations Analyst
14 10 (4.59%) Senior IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.83%) HTML
2 3 (1.38%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.38%) ModSecurity
3 2 (0.92%) CGI
3 2 (0.92%) CSS
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.46%) jQuery
4 1 (0.46%) Middleware
4 1 (0.46%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.46%) RESTful
4 1 (0.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.46%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.56%) Security Operations Centre
2 40 (18.35%) Management Information System
3 38 (17.43%) Cyberthreat
4 24 (11.01%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.67%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.67%) Cybercrime
6 8 (3.67%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.21%) CESG
7 7 (3.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (3.21%) NHS
8 6 (2.75%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (2.75%) PKI
9 5 (2.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (2.29%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.83%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.83%) Social Media
11 2 (0.92%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.17%) Linux
1 20 (9.17%) Windows
2 4 (1.83%) Kali Linux
3 1 (0.46%) AIX
3 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.46%) Unix
3 1 (0.46%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (64.68%) Cybersecurity
2 77 (35.32%) Information Security
3 73 (33.49%) SIEM
4 59 (27.06%) Security Operations
5 39 (17.89%) Risk Management
6 38 (17.43%) Security Monitoring
7 37 (16.97%) Penetration Testing
8 34 (15.60%) Threat Management
9 31 (14.22%) Security Management
10 30 (13.76%) Collaborative Working
11 28 (12.84%) Incident Management
11 28 (12.84%) Kalman Filter
12 25 (11.47%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (11.01%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 24 (11.01%) Threat Intelligence
14 23 (10.55%) Analytics
14 23 (10.55%) ITIL
14 23 (10.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 21 (9.63%) Cyber Intelligence
15 21 (9.63%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.88%) Python
2 7 (3.21%) C
3 6 (2.75%) C++
3 6 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.29%) Java
4 5 (2.29%) Perl
5 3 (1.38%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.92%) C#
6 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.92%) SQL
7 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) PHP
7 1 (0.46%) R
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (23.39%) CISSP
2 41 (18.81%) Degree
3 38 (17.43%) CISM
4 36 (16.51%) Security Cleared
5 28 (12.84%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (10.09%) CCNP
7 20 (9.17%) SC Cleared
8 18 (8.26%) CCNA
9 13 (5.96%) CISA
10 11 (5.05%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (5.05%) CREST Certified
11 9 (4.13%) CEH
12 8 (3.67%) OSCP
13 7 (3.21%) GIAC
14 6 (2.75%) GCFA
14 6 (2.75%) GPEN
14 6 (2.75%) GXPN
14 6 (2.75%) SANS
15 5 (2.29%) GREM
16 4 (1.83%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (18.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (10.55%) PCI DSS
3 21 (9.63%) GDPR
4 8 (3.67%) PMO
5 7 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (1.38%) COBIT
8 3 (1.38%) GPG13
8 3 (1.38%) ISO 22301
8 3 (1.38%) QA
9 2 (0.92%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.92%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.46%) IFRS
10 1 (0.46%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.46%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.92%) Firmware
3 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) pfSense
3 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (7.34%) Cisco CUCM
1 16 (7.34%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (1.83%) Ansible
2 4 (1.83%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.83%) Nessus
3 3 (1.38%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 3 (1.38%) CSIRT
3 3 (1.38%) Nexpose
3 3 (1.38%) Nmap
3 3 (1.38%) QRadar
4 1 (0.46%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (9.63%) Cisco
2 19 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 16 (7.34%) Clearswift
3 16 (7.34%) SolarWinds
4 10 (4.59%) Splunk
5 5 (2.29%) Aquila
5 5 (2.29%) ArcSight
6 4 (1.83%) Darktrace
6 4 (1.83%) Digital Shadows
6 4 (1.83%) Intel
6 4 (1.83%) Qualys
7 3 (1.38%) Citrix
7 3 (1.38%) McAfee
7 3 (1.38%) NetWitness
8 1 (0.46%) Adobe
8 1 (0.46%) Apple
8 1 (0.46%) EMC
8 1 (0.46%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.46%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com