Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyber Attack in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Attack over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1002 1001 1234
Rank change year-on-year -1 +233 -1
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Attack 209 221 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.29% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 153 150 53
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £31,000 £37,500 £19,050
90th Percentile £73,500 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -21.00% - +17.65%

Cyber Attack 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 77325 77436 91779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.93% 40.92% 41.95%
Number of salaries quoted 58359 63619 73574
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £79,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Cyber Attack
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Attack in the UK

Cyber Attack
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Cyber Attack in the UK

Cyber Attack
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Attack over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Attack in the UK

Cyber Attack
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Attack within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +34 196 £52,500 -4.55% 26
UK excluding London +28 108 £39,500 -21.00% 14
London +14 95 £62,500 -16.67% 12
South East +30 47 £39,500 -21.00% 8
North of England +27 23 £32,500 -27.78% 6
North West -6 19 £30,000 -50.00% 1
Midlands +43 14 £38,500 -23.38%
West Midlands +28 14 £38,500 -23.76%
South West +1 9 £33,000 -30.53% 1
East of England - 8 £35,000 -
Wales +22 5 £47,500 +26.67%
Yorkshire - 4 £42,500 - 4
Scotland -16 2 £65,000 +63.52%

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT jobs citing Cyber Attack also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cyber Attack.

1 136 (65.07%) Cybersecurity
2 78 (37.32%) Information Security
3 67 (32.06%) SIEM
4 54 (25.84%) Finance
5 53 (25.36%) Windows
6 51 (24.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 46 (22.01%) CISSP
8 42 (20.10%) Degree
9 41 (19.62%) Penetration Testing
10 40 (19.14%) Incident Management
10 40 (19.14%) Security Cleared
10 40 (19.14%) Linux
11 36 (17.22%) Network Security
11 36 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
12 35 (16.75%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 35 (16.75%) Threat Intelligence
12 35 (16.75%) Management Information System
13 34 (16.27%) CISM
13 34 (16.27%) SC Cleared
14 33 (15.79%) Malware Analysis
15 31 (14.83%) Firewall
16 29 (13.88%) Intrusion Detection
17 28 (13.40%) CREST Certified
18 26 (12.44%) Security Monitoring
19 25 (11.96%) Open Source
19 25 (11.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 24 (11.48%) Computer Science
21 23 (11.00%) GIAC
22 22 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering

Cyber Attack
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 12 (5.74%) IIS
2 9 (4.31%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.83%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.91%) Confluence
6 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (4.31%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.48%) GitHub
3 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (17.22%) Network Security
2 31 (14.83%) Firewall
3 29 (13.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 21 (10.05%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.61%) SAN
6 15 (7.18%) Internet
7 9 (4.31%) HTTPS
7 9 (4.31%) ISDN
8 6 (2.87%) Wireless
9 4 (1.91%) DNS
10 3 (1.44%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.44%) DHCP
10 3 (1.44%) NAS
11 2 (0.96%) NX-OS
11 2 (0.96%) SSL
12 1 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.48%) DMZ
12 1 (0.48%) IPsec
12 1 (0.48%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.31%) OLAP
2 6 (2.87%) Big Data
3 4 (1.91%) MySQL
3 4 (1.91%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.96%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.96%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Burp Suite
1 6 (2.87%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.87%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.91%) JIRA
3 3 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.96%) JMeter
4 2 (0.96%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.48%) MSI
5 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 54 (25.84%) Finance
2 12 (5.74%) Legal
3 11 (5.26%) Marketing
4 8 (3.83%) Publishing
5 7 (3.35%) Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.96%) Retail
7 2 (0.96%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Games
8 1 (0.48%) iGaming
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (28.71%) Analyst
2 39 (18.66%) Security Analyst
3 18 (8.61%) Consultant
4 16 (7.66%) Security Consultant
5 14 (6.70%) Security Engineer
5 14 (6.70%) Security Manager
6 13 (6.22%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (6.22%) SOC Analyst
7 11 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 11 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 11 (5.26%) Senior Security Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) Information Analyst
8 10 (4.78%) Information Security Analyst
9 9 (4.31%) Designer
9 9 (4.31%) Web Designer
10 8 (3.83%) Incident Analyst
10 8 (3.83%) IT Security Manager
10 8 (3.83%) Security Architect
10 8 (3.83%) Security Incident Consultant
10 8 (3.83%) Security Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.66%) Web Services
2 14 (6.70%) HTML
3 13 (6.22%) jQuery
3 13 (6.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (2.39%) CGI
5 3 (1.44%) REST
6 2 (0.96%) Middleware
7 1 (0.48%) .NET
7 1 (0.48%) Flash
7 1 (0.48%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.22%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (16.75%) Management Information System
3 24 (11.48%) Computer Science
4 19 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
5 15 (7.18%) Cyber Defence
6 14 (6.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 11 (5.26%) Cybercrime
7 11 (5.26%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.83%) Blog
9 7 (3.35%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (2.87%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (2.39%) BYOD
11 5 (2.39%) CESG
11 5 (2.39%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (1.44%) PKI
13 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.96%) NHS
14 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 53 (25.36%) Windows
2 40 (19.14%) Linux
3 20 (9.57%) Unix
4 17 (8.13%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.83%) Kali Linux
5 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (2.87%) Windows 10
6 6 (2.87%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.48%) Solaris
8 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (65.07%) Cybersecurity
2 78 (37.32%) Information Security
3 67 (32.06%) SIEM
4 41 (19.62%) Penetration Testing
5 40 (19.14%) Incident Management
6 35 (16.75%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 35 (16.75%) Threat Intelligence
7 33 (15.79%) Malware Analysis
8 26 (12.44%) Security Monitoring
9 25 (11.96%) Open Source
9 25 (11.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 22 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (10.53%) Reverse Engineering
11 21 (10.05%) Security Architecture
12 19 (9.09%) Data Protection
12 19 (9.09%) Security Operations
13 18 (8.61%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (8.13%) Service Delivery
15 15 (7.18%) Business Continuity
15 15 (7.18%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.09%) Java
2 17 (8.13%) SQL
3 16 (7.66%) C#
4 15 (7.18%) PHP
5 7 (3.35%) C
5 7 (3.35%) Python
5 7 (3.35%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.87%) C++
7 5 (2.39%) Perl
8 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.48%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.48%) Go
10 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 46 (22.01%) CISSP
2 42 (20.10%) Degree
3 40 (19.14%) Security Cleared
4 34 (16.27%) CISM
4 34 (16.27%) SC Cleared
5 28 (13.40%) CREST Certified
6 23 (11.00%) GIAC
7 22 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 20 (9.57%) GCIH
9 12 (5.74%) SANS
10 10 (4.78%) DV Cleared
11 9 (4.31%) CCNP
11 9 (4.31%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (2.87%) CISA
12 6 (2.87%) GCFA
12 6 (2.87%) GCIA
13 5 (2.39%) CEH
13 5 (2.39%) CESG Certified Professional
14 4 (1.91%) CRISC
14 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (24.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (7.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 14 (6.70%) PCI DSS
4 11 (5.26%) GDPR
5 6 (2.87%) SLA
6 5 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.96%) COBIT
7 2 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.96%) GPG13
8 1 (0.48%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 19 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.35%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.87%) XenServer
4 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.48%) Firmware
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (9.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 18 (8.61%) CSIRT
3 8 (3.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (3.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (3.35%) QRadar
5 2 (0.96%) EnCase
5 2 (0.96%) Nessus
5 2 (0.96%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Incident Response Team
Vendors
1 18 (8.61%) Cisco
2 15 (7.18%) Avaya
3 14 (6.70%) Microsoft
4 10 (4.78%) Adobe
4 10 (4.78%) Apple
5 9 (4.31%) NetApp
5 9 (4.31%) Sophos
6 7 (3.35%) IBM
6 7 (3.35%) Veeam
6 7 (3.35%) VMware
7 6 (2.87%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.87%) Citrix
7 6 (2.87%) Juniper
7 6 (2.87%) Splunk
8 5 (2.39%) ArcSight
9 4 (1.91%) Aquila
10 3 (1.44%) Blue Coat
10 3 (1.44%) Crossbeam
10 3 (1.44%) Sage
10 3 (1.44%) Sourcefire