Period
to 24 September 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 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 959 1013 1213
Rank change year-on-year +54 +200 +83
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Attack 205 222 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.28% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 150 148 74
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £31,500 £35,000 £26,400
90th Percentile £77,500 £80,000 £85,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.53% -5.00% +22.70%

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 75226 79364 91398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.15% 41.18% 41.48%
Number of salaries quoted 56537 65060 73316
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 £26,658
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 September 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 September 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 +32 187 £52,500 -4.55% 7
UK excluding London +61 122 £42,500 -10.53% 2
London +5 76 £65,000 +7.44% 5
South East +58 53 £42,500 -15.00%
North of England +12 20 £42,500 -5.56%
Midlands +62 16 £38,500 -1.28%
West Midlands - 16 £38,500 -
North West 0 13 £57,500 +9.52%
South West -3 12 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East of England - 9 £45,000 - 1
Wales +19 8 £47,500 +26.67%
Yorkshire +15 7 £42,500 -
Scotland -4 4 £30,000 -66.67%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 133 (64.88%) Cybersecurity
2 88 (42.93%) Information Security
3 67 (32.68%) Finance
4 62 (30.24%) SIEM
5 48 (23.41%) Security Cleared
6 47 (22.93%) Incident Management
7 46 (22.44%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (21.95%) Linux
9 42 (20.49%) Windows
9 42 (20.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 42 (20.49%) Network Security
10 41 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 39 (19.02%) CISSP
12 38 (18.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 38 (18.54%) Threat Intelligence
13 37 (18.05%) Firewall
13 37 (18.05%) Degree
14 33 (16.10%) GCIH
15 32 (15.61%) Penetration Testing
15 32 (15.61%) CISM
15 32 (15.61%) Security Monitoring
16 29 (14.15%) CREST Certified
16 29 (14.15%) Management Information System
17 28 (13.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 28 (13.66%) Security Architecture
18 26 (12.68%) GIAC
18 26 (12.68%) TCP/IP
19 25 (12.20%) Java
19 25 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
20 24 (11.71%) Security Operations

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 7 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.93%) IIS
3 5 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.95%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.49%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.37%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.41%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (20.49%) Network Security
2 37 (18.05%) Firewall
3 26 (12.68%) TCP/IP
4 19 (9.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 12 (5.85%) DNS
6 9 (4.39%) SAN
7 7 (3.41%) Internet
8 6 (2.93%) SSL
9 5 (2.44%) HTTP
9 5 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.44%) VPN
9 5 (2.44%) Wireless
10 4 (1.95%) DMZ
10 4 (1.95%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.95%) ISDN
10 4 (1.95%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.46%) DHCP
12 2 (0.98%) NX-OS
13 1 (0.49%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.73%) Big Data
2 9 (4.39%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.41%) Blockchain
3 7 (3.41%) Data Lake
4 4 (1.95%) OLAP
5 2 (0.98%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.98%) GIS
5 2 (0.98%) Maltego
5 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Burp Suite
1 9 (4.39%) Metasploit
2 4 (1.95%) IDA Disassembler
2 4 (1.95%) OllyDbg
2 4 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (1.95%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.49%) JIRA
3 1 (0.49%) JMeter
3 1 (0.49%) MSI
3 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 67 (32.68%) Finance
2 13 (6.34%) Banking
3 7 (3.41%) Legal
3 7 (3.41%) Marketing
3 7 (3.41%) Retail
4 6 (2.93%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.44%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Advertising
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
7 1 (0.49%) iGaming
7 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 69 (33.66%) Analyst
2 47 (22.93%) Security Analyst
3 24 (11.71%) Security Engineer
4 17 (8.29%) Consultant
5 15 (7.32%) Security Consultant
6 13 (6.34%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (5.85%) Senior Security Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) Information Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) Information Security Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) Operations Analyst
8 11 (5.37%) Security Operations Analyst
9 8 (3.90%) Architect
9 8 (3.90%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.41%) Developer
10 7 (3.41%) SOC Analyst
11 6 (2.93%) Cybersecurity Architect
11 6 (2.93%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.44%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 5 (2.44%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.73%) Web Services
2 6 (2.93%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.46%) Apache Flex
3 3 (1.46%) CGI
3 3 (1.46%) Drools
3 3 (1.46%) Spring
4 1 (0.49%) Flash
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) HTML5
4 1 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 46 (22.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (14.15%) Management Information System
3 25 (12.20%) Cyberthreat
4 18 (8.78%) Computer Science
5 16 (7.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (7.32%) Data Centre
7 14 (6.83%) Cybercrime
8 11 (5.37%) Freedom of Information
9 10 (4.88%) Cyber Defence
10 9 (4.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 7 (3.41%) Virtual Team
12 5 (2.44%) BYOD
12 5 (2.44%) CESG
13 3 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
13 3 (1.46%) Social Media
14 2 (0.98%) Clustering
14 2 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
14 2 (0.98%) Internet of Things
14 2 (0.98%) NHS
15 1 (0.49%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (21.95%) Linux
2 42 (20.49%) Windows
3 22 (10.73%) Unix
4 16 (7.80%) Windows Server
5 9 (4.39%) Kali Linux
6 7 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.44%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.46%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (64.88%) Cybersecurity
2 88 (42.93%) Information Security
3 62 (30.24%) SIEM
4 47 (22.93%) Incident Management
5 38 (18.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 38 (18.54%) Threat Intelligence
6 32 (15.61%) Penetration Testing
6 32 (15.61%) Security Monitoring
7 28 (13.66%) Security Architecture
7 28 (13.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 24 (11.71%) Security Operations
9 23 (11.22%) Data Protection
9 23 (11.22%) Reverse Engineering
10 21 (10.24%) ITIL
10 21 (10.24%) Malware Analysis
11 19 (9.27%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (8.78%) Data Analysis
12 18 (8.78%) Data Visualisation
12 18 (8.78%) Risk Analysis
12 18 (8.78%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.20%) Java
2 14 (6.83%) C
3 13 (6.34%) C++
3 13 (6.34%) Python
4 11 (5.37%) Perl
5 10 (4.88%) C#
6 9 (4.39%) Shell Script
7 7 (3.41%) SQL
8 6 (2.93%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.44%) Scala
10 4 (1.95%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.95%) PHP
10 4 (1.95%) Ruby
11 3 (1.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 48 (23.41%) Security Cleared
2 41 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 39 (19.02%) CISSP
4 37 (18.05%) Degree
5 33 (16.10%) GCIH
6 32 (15.61%) CISM
7 29 (14.15%) CREST Certified
8 26 (12.68%) GIAC
9 17 (8.29%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (7.32%) DV Cleared
11 14 (6.83%) GCFA
12 12 (5.85%) SANS
13 10 (4.88%) GREM
14 7 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (2.93%) CCNP
16 5 (2.44%) CEH
16 5 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
16 5 (2.44%) GCIA
17 4 (1.95%) CISA
17 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (20.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (5.37%) GDPR
3 10 (4.88%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (2.44%) SLA
6 3 (1.46%) QA
7 1 (0.49%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 13 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.41%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.44%) XenServer
6 4 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (6.34%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 13 (6.34%) CSIRT
2 11 (5.37%) QRadar
3 8 (3.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 8 (3.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (1.95%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.98%) EnCase
Vendors
1 16 (7.80%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.34%) Cisco
3 12 (5.85%) VMware
4 11 (5.37%) IBM
5 10 (4.88%) Citrix
5 10 (4.88%) Splunk
6 9 (4.39%) Aquila
6 9 (4.39%) Avaya
7 6 (2.93%) Veeam
8 4 (1.95%) Apple
8 4 (1.95%) NetApp
8 4 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.46%) Juniper
9 3 (1.46%) NetWitness
9 3 (1.46%) Sage
10 2 (0.98%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.98%) LogRhythm
10 2 (0.98%) Palantir
10 2 (0.98%) Symantec