Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 966 915 1030
Rank change year-on-year -51 +115 +185
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 209 252 249
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 156 205 137
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £88,000 £88,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -

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 74,178 72,720 87,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.06% 42.62% 43.80%
Number of salaries quoted 57,669 58,525 71,127
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +6.52%
10th Percentile £27,873 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £84,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -52 192 £52,500 -4.55% 23
London +7 111 £67,500 -6.90% 12
UK excluding London -57 94 £50,000 +11.11% 11
South East -57 25 £74,500 +67.48% 5
South West -5 23 £47,500 -
North of England +4 18 £48,750 +17.83% 5
North West -6 15 £47,500 +25.84% 1
East of England +7 10 £60,000 +33.33%
Scotland -41 8 £67,500 +125.00%
Midlands +13 5 £61,250 +53.13% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
Yorkshire +28 3 £52,500 +59.09% 4
West Midlands -6 3 £71,250 +78.13% 1
East Midlands - 2 £60,000 -
Wales +6 1 £50,000 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 149 (71.29%) Cybersecurity
2 89 (42.58%) SIEM
3 67 (32.06%) Information Security
4 61 (29.19%) Security Monitoring
5 60 (28.71%) Firewall
6 52 (24.88%) Security Operations
7 49 (23.44%) Security Operations Centre
8 46 (22.01%) Penetration Testing
9 44 (21.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 44 (21.05%) Threat Intelligence
10 40 (19.14%) CISSP
11 39 (18.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 39 (18.66%) Degree
12 38 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
12 38 (18.18%) Finance
12 38 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
13 36 (17.22%) Threat Management
13 36 (17.22%) CISM
14 35 (16.75%) Management Information System
15 33 (15.79%) Risk Management
15 33 (15.79%) Security Architecture
16 31 (14.83%) Network Security
17 29 (13.88%) Self-Motivation
18 28 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (12.92%) Mentoring
20 26 (12.44%) Cyberthreat
20 26 (12.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
20 26 (12.44%) Security Cleared
21 25 (11.96%) Security Management
21 25 (11.96%) Analytics

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 7 (3.35%) IIS
2 4 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.96%) Confluence
3 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (7.18%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.91%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.39%) SaaS
2 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (28.71%) Firewall
2 38 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 31 (14.83%) Network Security
4 21 (10.05%) DNS
4 21 (10.05%) VPN
5 19 (9.09%) Wireless
6 18 (8.61%) OSPF
7 17 (8.13%) DHCP
8 15 (7.18%) Cisco ASA
8 15 (7.18%) Cisco Firepower
8 15 (7.18%) Internet
8 15 (7.18%) IPsec
8 15 (7.18%) Spanning Tree
8 15 (7.18%) Wireshark
9 10 (4.78%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.44%) HTTP
10 3 (1.44%) LAN
10 3 (1.44%) SMTP
10 3 (1.44%) SSL
10 3 (1.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.44%) Big Data
2 2 (0.96%) MySQL
3 1 (0.48%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.48%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.48%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (7.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.91%) Burp Suite
2 4 (1.91%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.96%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.96%) JIRA
4 1 (0.48%) Subversion
General
1 38 (18.18%) Finance
2 18 (8.61%) Legal
3 16 (7.66%) Games
4 15 (7.18%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.83%) Publishing
6 7 (3.35%) Retail
7 6 (2.87%) Banking
8 5 (2.39%) Law
8 5 (2.39%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.44%) Military
10 2 (0.96%) Advertising
10 2 (0.96%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.96%) Marketing
10 2 (0.96%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 46 (22.01%) Consultant
2 42 (20.10%) Analyst
3 41 (19.62%) Security Consultant
4 32 (15.31%) Security Analyst
5 28 (13.40%) Security Engineer
6 26 (12.44%) IT Consultant
6 26 (12.44%) IT Security Consultant
6 26 (12.44%) SIEM Consultant
7 21 (10.05%) Security Manager
7 21 (10.05%) Senior Consultant
8 20 (9.57%) Senior IT Consultant
8 20 (9.57%) Senior IT Security Consultant
8 20 (9.57%) Senior Security Consultant
9 19 (9.09%) Head of Security
10 18 (8.61%) Head of Cybersecurity
10 18 (8.61%) Network Engineer
11 17 (8.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 17 (8.13%) Network Security Engineer
11 17 (8.13%) Senior Security Engineer
12 15 (7.18%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.78%) HTML
2 6 (2.87%) jQuery
2 6 (2.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (0.96%) CSS
4 2 (0.96%) Middleware
4 2 (0.96%) Web Services
5 1 (0.48%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.48%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.48%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.48%) RESTful
5 1 (0.48%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 49 (23.44%) Security Operations Centre
2 35 (16.75%) Management Information System
3 29 (13.88%) Self-Motivation
4 26 (12.44%) Cyberthreat
5 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.78%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.83%) Blog
6 8 (3.83%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.87%) CESG
8 5 (2.39%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.44%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.96%) NHS
11 2 (0.96%) PKI
12 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.09%) Windows
2 13 (6.22%) Linux
3 5 (2.39%) Kali Linux
3 5 (2.39%) Unix
4 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) AIX
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (71.29%) Cybersecurity
2 89 (42.58%) SIEM
3 67 (32.06%) Information Security
4 61 (29.19%) Security Monitoring
5 52 (24.88%) Security Operations
6 46 (22.01%) Penetration Testing
7 44 (21.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 44 (21.05%) Threat Intelligence
8 38 (18.18%) Collaborative Working
9 36 (17.22%) Threat Management
10 33 (15.79%) Risk Management
10 33 (15.79%) Security Architecture
11 28 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
12 27 (12.92%) Mentoring
13 26 (12.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 25 (11.96%) Analytics
14 25 (11.96%) Security Management
15 23 (11.00%) Compliance Management
15 23 (11.00%) Incident Management
15 23 (11.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.26%) Python
2 8 (3.83%) PHP
3 7 (3.35%) Java
4 6 (2.87%) SQL
5 5 (2.39%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.91%) C#
6 4 (1.91%) C++
7 3 (1.44%) C
7 3 (1.44%) Perl
7 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.48%) R
8 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (19.14%) CISSP
2 39 (18.66%) Degree
3 36 (17.22%) CISM
4 26 (12.44%) Security Cleared
5 24 (11.48%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (10.05%) CCNP
7 20 (9.57%) SC Cleared
8 16 (7.66%) CCNA
9 8 (3.83%) CISA
9 8 (3.83%) OSCP
10 6 (2.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (2.87%) CREST Certified
10 6 (2.87%) IISP
11 5 (2.39%) CEH
11 5 (2.39%) GIAC
11 5 (2.39%) GPEN
11 5 (2.39%) GXPN
12 4 (1.91%) CSSLP
12 4 (1.91%) OSCE
12 4 (1.91%) OSWP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (18.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (8.61%) PCI DSS
3 12 (5.74%) GDPR
4 8 (3.83%) PMO
5 7 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (3.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (2.87%) GPG13
7 5 (2.39%) COBIT
8 3 (1.44%) ISO 22301
9 2 (0.96%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.48%) IFRS
10 1 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) Firmware
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (7.18%) Cisco CUCM
1 15 (7.18%) Cisco Prime
2 8 (3.83%) CSIRT
3 5 (2.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 5 (2.39%) Nessus
4 3 (1.44%) Nexpose
4 3 (1.44%) Nmap
4 3 (1.44%) QRadar
5 1 (0.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.48%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.09%) Splunk
3 17 (8.13%) Cisco
4 15 (7.18%) Clearswift
4 15 (7.18%) SolarWinds
5 9 (4.31%) ArcSight
6 8 (3.83%) Sophos
7 4 (1.91%) Adobe
7 4 (1.91%) Aquila
7 4 (1.91%) Intel
7 4 (1.91%) Qualys
7 4 (1.91%) VMware
8 3 (1.44%) McAfee
8 3 (1.44%) NetWitness
9 2 (0.96%) Apple
9 2 (0.96%) Citrix
10 1 (0.48%) Avaya
10 1 (0.48%) NetApp