Cyberattack Jobs

Cyberattack
UK

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 cited Cyberattack over the 6 months leading up to 24 July 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 409 520 442
Rank change year-on-year +111 -78 +327
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 538 412 1,457
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.50% 0.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% 1.23% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 224 122 259
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £48,688 £42,271 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £66,959 £58,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +15.45% +0.87% -16.97%
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,550 £72,500
90th Percentile £91,997 £78,625 £89,400
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £58,000 £57,000
% change year-on-year -10.34% +1.75% +20.00%

All Generic Skills
UK

Cyberattack falls under the General and Transferable Skills category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring generic IT skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 30,766 33,614 84,790
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 33.45% 41.18% 48.14%
Number of salaries quoted 18,666 20,934 36,258
10th Percentile £29,750 £35,375 £34,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £64,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -14.06% +2.40% +4.17%
75th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £83,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 24 July 2024.

Salary histogram for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Top 17 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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +107 502 £62,500 +4.17% 26
UK excluding London +39 405 £52,000 -10.34% 26
North of England +141 272 £50,000 -26.85% 8
North West +158 227 £50,000 -26.85% 5
London +107 90 £75,000 +39.95% 3
Work from Home -29 82 £80,000 +18.52% 27
South West -91 77 £68,500 +51.60% 5
Yorkshire +14 32 £50,000 -32.77% 3
South East -3 22 £58,750 +2.17% 6
Midlands -6 19 £32,000 -54.29% 4
North East -7 13 - - 1
West Midlands -9 11 £32,000 -54.29% 4
East Midlands -28 8 £52,500 -16.00%
East of England -5 6 £85,000 +21.43% 1
Wales +34 4 £50,000 -28.57%
Scotland -56 4 £52,500 -9.48% 2
Northern Ireland +19 1 £115,000 +206.67%

Cyberattack
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.37%) Apache
2 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.37%) Jupyter
3 1 (0.19%) Confluence
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 62 (11.52%) Azure
2 30 (5.58%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (5.20%) AWS
4 14 (2.60%) GCP
5 10 (1.86%) IaaS
5 10 (1.86%) PaaS
6 7 (1.30%) SaaS
7 4 (0.74%) Azure Sentinel
8 3 (0.56%) Azure DevOps
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.37%) MinIO
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.19%) Entra ID
10 1 (0.19%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.06%) Firewall
2 28 (5.20%) LAN
3 23 (4.28%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.79%) Internet
5 13 (2.42%) WAN
6 10 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (1.49%) DHCP
7 8 (1.49%) DNS
8 7 (1.30%) Broadband
8 7 (1.30%) VLAN
9 6 (1.12%) HTTP
9 6 (1.12%) SAN
9 6 (1.12%) SMTP
10 5 (0.93%) Wireless
11 4 (0.74%) Network Security
11 4 (0.74%) SSL
12 2 (0.37%) NGFW
13 1 (0.19%) Unified Communications
13 1 (0.19%) VoIP
13 1 (0.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.23%) BigQuery
2 12 (2.23%) Data Hub
2 12 (2.23%) DB2
2 12 (2.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 12 (2.23%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.37%) Apache Hive
3 2 (0.37%) Apache Pinot
3 2 (0.37%) Big Data
3 2 (0.37%) Data Lake
3 2 (0.37%) Flink
3 2 (0.37%) Presto
3 2 (0.37%) Redis
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Git
2 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.19%) JIRA
2 1 (0.19%) Mocha
2 1 (0.19%) Spinnaker
General
1 296 (55.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 59 (10.97%) Social Skills
3 57 (10.59%) Finance
4 33 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.46%) Banking
6 23 (4.28%) Public Sector
7 21 (3.90%) Financial Institution
8 18 (3.35%) Presentation Skills
9 15 (2.79%) Legal
10 14 (2.60%) Influencing Skills
11 8 (1.49%) Law
11 8 (1.49%) Military
12 7 (1.30%) Retail
13 6 (1.12%) Games
14 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.56%) Marketing
16 2 (0.37%) Documentation Skills
17 1 (0.19%) Electronics
17 1 (0.19%) Local Government
17 1 (0.19%) Retail Finance
Job Titles
1 114 (21.19%) Architect
2 112 (20.82%) Lead
3 89 (16.54%) Software Engineer
4 83 (15.43%) Software Architect
5 80 (14.87%) Programmer
5 80 (14.87%) Software Programmer
6 76 (14.13%) Lead Software Engineer
7 74 (13.75%) Senior
8 69 (12.83%) Analyst
9 42 (7.81%) Security Analyst
9 42 (7.81%) Security Manager
10 33 (6.13%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 31 (5.76%) Security Assurance Manager
12 30 (5.58%) Information Assurance Manager
12 30 (5.58%) Information Manager
12 30 (5.58%) Information Security Manager
13 28 (5.20%) Senior Analyst
14 25 (4.65%) Security Engineer
15 23 (4.28%) Cybersecurity Analyst
16 17 (3.16%) Cybersecurity Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.97%) HTML
2 11 (2.04%) Kafka
3 8 (1.49%) Middleware
4 3 (0.56%) ARM Templates
5 1 (0.19%) Anaconda
5 1 (0.19%) Jest
5 1 (0.19%) Node.js
5 1 (0.19%) STL
5 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 66 (12.27%) Cyber Threat
2 33 (6.13%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.72%) Data Fabric
4 17 (3.16%) Cloud Native
4 17 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.60%) Product Ownership
5 14 (2.60%) Security Posture
6 12 (2.23%) Cyber Defence
6 12 (2.23%) Public Cloud
7 10 (1.86%) Onboarding
8 8 (1.49%) Replication
9 5 (0.93%) Cyber Security Posture
9 5 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
10 4 (0.74%) iPhone
11 3 (0.56%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.56%) CSOC
11 3 (0.56%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (0.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.56%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 74 (13.75%) Windows
2 47 (8.74%) Linux
3 20 (3.72%) zOS
4 18 (3.35%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.49%) CentOS
5 8 (1.49%) Solaris
5 8 (1.49%) Ubuntu
5 8 (1.49%) Unix
6 6 (1.12%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (57.06%) Problem-Solving
2 289 (53.72%) Agile
3 280 (52.04%) Mentoring
4 266 (49.44%) Software Engineering
5 259 (48.14%) Machine Learning
6 256 (47.58%) Creative Thinking
6 256 (47.58%) Data Engineering
6 256 (47.58%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 256 (47.58%) User Experience
7 177 (32.90%) Cybersecurity
8 90 (16.73%) Incident Response
9 60 (11.15%) Information Security
10 54 (10.04%) Analytics
11 53 (9.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 53 (9.85%) Threat Intelligence
12 49 (9.11%) Roadmaps
12 49 (9.11%) SIEM
12 49 (9.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (8.74%) Security Management
14 45 (8.36%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.28%) PowerShell
2 22 (4.09%) Python
3 18 (3.35%) SQL
4 17 (3.16%) Go
5 15 (2.79%) C++
6 14 (2.60%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.60%) Ruby
7 3 (0.56%) Bash
7 3 (0.56%) Bicep
7 3 (0.56%) Java
8 1 (0.19%) Rust
8 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 86 (15.99%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.41%) SC Cleared
3 47 (8.74%) CISSP
4 29 (5.39%) CREST Certified
5 28 (5.20%) GIAC
6 24 (4.46%) Degree
7 23 (4.28%) CISM
7 23 (4.28%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (2.79%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 15 (2.79%) AWS Certification
9 15 (2.79%) Azure Certification
9 15 (2.79%) CCSP
9 15 (2.79%) OSCP
10 11 (2.04%) ISACA
11 8 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (1.49%) CompTIA CySA+
12 6 (1.12%) CEH
13 5 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (0.93%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (10.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (6.32%) NCSC
3 22 (4.09%) NIST
4 15 (2.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 11 (2.04%) IASME
6 11 (2.04%) QA
7 8 (1.49%) GDPR
8 7 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 5 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.93%) SOC 2
10 3 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.37%) Accessibility
11 2 (0.37%) GRC
12 1 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.19%) COBIT
12 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (0.74%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (0.74%) Nessus
1 4 (0.74%) QRadar
2 3 (0.56%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.37%) Argo
3 2 (0.37%) Progress Chef
3 2 (0.37%) Terraform
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.19%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.19%) Puppet
4 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (8.18%) Microsoft
2 12 (2.23%) Databricks
2 12 (2.23%) F5
2 12 (2.23%) Oracle
3 10 (1.86%) Splunk
4 9 (1.67%) CrowdStrike
5 8 (1.49%) IBM
6 7 (1.30%) Veeam
7 6 (1.12%) Epicor
8 5 (0.93%) Cisco
9 4 (0.74%) BT
10 3 (0.56%) LogRhythm
10 3 (0.56%) Palo Alto
10 3 (0.56%) VMware
11 2 (0.37%) Intel
11 2 (0.37%) Rapid7
11 2 (0.37%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.19%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.19%) HP
12 1 (0.19%) Red Hat