Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 847 990 962
Rank change year-on-year +143 -28 +205
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 267 226 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 160 165 172
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,500 £31,250 £35,688
90th Percentile £85,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +37.50% -20.00% +5.26%

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 63,002 70,808 69,375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.87% 40.18% 39.53%
Number of salaries quoted 48,163 55,587 56,436
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 +83 204 £60,000 +9.09% 34
UK excluding London +115 147 £55,000 +37.50% 21
London +36 88 £66,000 +5.60% 14
Midlands +70 42 £60,000 - 7
West Midlands +60 33 £62,500 +4.17% 7
South East +34 31 £67,500 +92.86% 7
Northern Ireland - 21 £45,000 - 1
South West +24 20 £57,500 +42.86% 1
East of England +60 14 £60,000 +71.43% 1
Scotland +16 10 £45,000 -33.33%
East Midlands +36 9 £40,000 -33.33%
North of England +23 8 £40,000 -8.57% 4
North West +21 7 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Yorkshire +25 1 £40,000 -23.81%
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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.

1 181 (67.79%) Cybersecurity
2 96 (35.96%) Information Security
3 70 (26.22%) Finance
4 57 (21.35%) Penetration Testing
5 54 (20.22%) Degree
5 54 (20.22%) Linux
6 50 (18.73%) Security Operations
7 49 (18.35%) CISSP
8 44 (16.48%) CISM
9 43 (16.10%) CREST Certified
10 40 (14.98%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 40 (14.98%) Threat Intelligence
10 40 (14.98%) Security Cleared
11 38 (14.23%) Windows
12 37 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
13 36 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (12.36%) Security Architecture
14 33 (12.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 32 (11.99%) SC Cleared
16 30 (11.24%) Legal
16 30 (11.24%) SIEM
17 28 (10.49%) Risk Management
18 27 (10.11%) CEH
18 27 (10.11%) Use Case
18 27 (10.11%) Digital Forensics
18 27 (10.11%) CESG Certified Professional
19 26 (9.74%) Ethical Hacking
20 25 (9.36%) Retail
20 25 (9.36%) Incident Management
21 24 (8.99%) Vulnerability Management

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 11 (4.12%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.75%) IIS
2 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.25%) Office 365
1 6 (2.25%) SaaS
2 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.87%) Network Security
2 19 (7.12%) Firewall
3 17 (6.37%) Internet
3 17 (6.37%) SMS
4 9 (3.37%) SSL
5 8 (3.00%) DNS
5 8 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 8 (3.00%) VPN
6 7 (2.62%) FTP
6 7 (2.62%) SMTP
6 7 (2.62%) Sourcefire
7 6 (2.25%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.50%) Intranet
9 3 (1.12%) LAN
9 3 (1.12%) WAN
9 3 (1.12%) Wireless
10 2 (0.75%) IPsec
11 1 (0.37%) FlexRay
11 1 (0.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.74%) Big Data
2 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.37%) Bigtable
4 1 (0.37%) GIS
4 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (3.37%) Burp Suite
2 8 (3.00%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (1.87%) IDA Disassembler
3 5 (1.87%) OllyDbg
4 3 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.12%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.12%) JIRA
4 3 (1.12%) Selenium
4 3 (1.12%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.37%) Hudson
General
1 70 (26.22%) Finance
2 30 (11.24%) Legal
3 25 (9.36%) Retail
4 16 (5.99%) Electronics
4 16 (5.99%) Telecoms
5 15 (5.62%) Marketing
6 11 (4.12%) Military
7 6 (2.25%) Law
7 6 (2.25%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
9 1 (0.37%) Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (17.98%) Analyst
2 37 (13.86%) Security Analyst
3 30 (11.24%) Consultant
3 30 (11.24%) Security Consultant
4 29 (10.86%) Security Manager
5 27 (10.11%) Tester
6 25 (9.36%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 25 (9.36%) Penetration Tester
7 22 (8.24%) Security Engineer
7 22 (8.24%) Security Penetration Tester
7 22 (8.24%) Security Tester
7 22 (8.24%) Senior Penetration Tester
7 22 (8.24%) Senior Tester
8 21 (7.87%) Developer
9 15 (5.62%) Information Analyst
9 15 (5.62%) Information Security Analyst
9 15 (5.62%) Operations Manager
10 14 (5.24%) Information Manager
10 14 (5.24%) Information Security Manager
11 12 (4.49%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.37%) CGI
2 4 (1.50%) Middleware
3 2 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.75%) libvirt
3 2 (0.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.24%) Virtual Team
3 21 (7.87%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (7.49%) Cyberthreat
5 19 (7.12%) Management Information System
6 14 (5.24%) Cybercrime
7 12 (4.49%) e-Learning
7 12 (4.49%) Mobile App
8 10 (3.75%) Algorithms
8 10 (3.75%) VHDL
9 9 (3.37%) Social Media
10 8 (3.00%) Fintech
10 8 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (2.62%) Cyber Defence
12 4 (1.50%) CESG
12 4 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.50%) mHealth
13 3 (1.12%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
14 2 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.22%) Linux
2 38 (14.23%) Windows
3 14 (5.24%) Unix
4 13 (4.87%) CentOS
5 9 (3.37%) Android
6 8 (3.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (67.79%) Cybersecurity
2 96 (35.96%) Information Security
3 57 (21.35%) Penetration Testing
4 50 (18.73%) Security Operations
5 40 (14.98%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 40 (14.98%) Threat Intelligence
6 37 (13.86%) Problem-Solving
7 33 (12.36%) Security Architecture
8 30 (11.24%) SIEM
9 28 (10.49%) Risk Management
10 27 (10.11%) Digital Forensics
10 27 (10.11%) Use Case
11 26 (9.74%) Ethical Hacking
12 25 (9.36%) Incident Management
13 24 (8.99%) Creative Thinking
13 24 (8.99%) SDLC
13 24 (8.99%) Vulnerability Management
14 21 (7.87%) Analytical Thinking
14 21 (7.87%) UML
15 20 (7.49%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.37%) Java
1 17 (6.37%) SQL
2 15 (5.62%) C
2 15 (5.62%) C++
3 7 (2.62%) C#
4 6 (2.25%) Python
5 5 (1.87%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.50%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.75%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.37%) Go
Qualifications
1 54 (20.22%) Degree
2 49 (18.35%) CISSP
3 44 (16.48%) CISM
4 43 (16.10%) CREST Certified
5 40 (14.98%) Security Cleared
6 32 (11.99%) SC Cleared
7 27 (10.11%) CEH
7 27 (10.11%) CESG Certified Professional
8 21 (7.87%) CISA
9 17 (6.37%) GIAC
10 14 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (3.75%) CompTIA Security+
12 10 (3.75%) DBS Check
12 10 (3.75%) SANS
13 8 (3.00%) CCNA
13 8 (3.00%) CRISC
14 7 (2.62%) GCIH
14 7 (2.62%) GREM
15 6 (2.25%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (12.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (5.24%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.87%) QA
4 11 (4.12%) GDPR
5 7 (2.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.75%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.75%) PMO
8 2 (0.75%) SLA
9 1 (0.37%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.37%) RMADS
System Software
1 12 (4.49%) Snort
2 5 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.75%) Firmware
3 2 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (3.00%) SELinux
2 4 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (1.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (1.12%) Ansible
3 3 (1.12%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (0.75%) Cacti
4 2 (0.75%) CSIRT
4 2 (0.75%) Nagios
4 2 (0.75%) Prometheus
4 2 (0.75%) SCCM
5 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.37%) Puppet
5 1 (0.37%) QRadar
5 1 (0.37%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 11 (4.12%) Red Hat
2 8 (3.00%) Cisco
3 7 (2.62%) ArcSight
4 6 (2.25%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.25%) SAP
5 5 (1.87%) VMware
6 3 (1.12%) Splunk
7 2 (0.75%) Citrix
7 2 (0.75%) IBM
7 2 (0.75%) Juniper
7 2 (0.75%) Symantec
8 1 (0.37%) Facebook
8 1 (0.37%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.37%) LogRhythm
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle
8 1 (0.37%) Qualys
8 1 (0.37%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.37%) Twitter