Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 707 867 996
Rank change year-on-year +160 +129 -62
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 160 238 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 131 146 157
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +23.81% -2.33%
10th Percentile £51,250 £40,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £92,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.73% +10.00% +11.11%

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 33,703 55,913 66,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.94% 39.13% 38.83%
Number of salaries quoted 25,946 41,689 51,383
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 5 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Top 13 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 5 June 2020. 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 +170 151 £70,000 +6.06% 10
UK excluding London +149 96 £67,500 +22.73% 8
London +137 62 £70,000 - 4
Midlands +66 29 £60,000 +3.45% 3
West Midlands +60 29 £60,000 +3.45% 2
South East +107 24 £70,000 +23.35% 1
South West +98 20 £90,000 +20.00% 2
North of England +126 16 £56,250 +12.50%
North West +85 11 £55,000 +10.00%
Yorkshire +97 5 £70,000 -
Scotland +63 4 £56,250 -15.09% 1
Northern Ireland +15 3 - - 1
Work from Home +42 2 £67,500 +12.50%

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 121 (75.63%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (39.38%) Information Security
3 38 (23.75%) CISSP
4 36 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (21.88%) Security Operations
6 34 (21.25%) Security Cleared
6 34 (21.25%) Linux
7 33 (20.63%) SIEM
7 33 (20.63%) NIST
8 31 (19.38%) Penetration Testing
9 28 (17.50%) Security Architecture
9 28 (17.50%) Open Source
9 28 (17.50%) Threat Intelligence
10 26 (16.25%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 23 (14.38%) Analytics
12 22 (13.75%) Cyberthreat
13 20 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (12.50%) Firewall
14 19 (11.88%) Windows
14 19 (11.88%) CISM
14 19 (11.88%) Digital Forensics
14 19 (11.88%) Information Assurance
14 19 (11.88%) Degree
15 18 (11.25%) Malware Analysis
16 17 (10.63%) Public Sector
16 17 (10.63%) Finance
16 17 (10.63%) Network Security
17 16 (10.00%) GCIA
17 16 (10.00%) Cyber Intelligence
17 16 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre

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 4 (2.50%) IIS
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.63%) EPiServer
3 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.13%) AWS
2 12 (7.50%) Azure
3 11 (6.88%) IaaS
3 11 (6.88%) PaaS
3 11 (6.88%) SaaS
4 3 (1.88%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.25%) GCP
5 2 (1.25%) Office 365
6 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.50%) Firewall
2 17 (10.63%) Network Security
3 7 (4.38%) Wireshark
4 5 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.50%) Internet
6 3 (1.88%) HTTP
6 3 (1.88%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.25%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.25%) SAN
7 2 (1.25%) Wireless
8 1 (0.63%) DNS
8 1 (0.63%) SMTP
8 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.88%) Big Data
2 5 (3.13%) EDRMS
3 4 (2.50%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.63%) GIS
5 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.88%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) UI Automator
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (10.63%) Finance
1 17 (10.63%) Public Sector
2 15 (9.38%) Legal
3 8 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.50%) Games
5 3 (1.88%) Law
5 3 (1.88%) Retail
6 2 (1.25%) Advertising
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (15.63%) Security Engineer
2 20 (12.50%) Architect
3 19 (11.88%) Consultant
4 18 (11.25%) Operations Manager
4 18 (11.25%) Security Consultant
5 17 (10.63%) Security Manager
6 15 (9.38%) Operational Security Manager
6 15 (9.38%) Security Operations Manager
7 13 (8.13%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 11 (6.88%) Analyst
8 11 (6.88%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (6.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 11 (6.88%) Senior Consultant
8 11 (6.88%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 10 (6.25%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
9 10 (6.25%) Senior Security Consultant
10 9 (5.63%) QA Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) React
2 3 (1.88%) Dropwizard
2 3 (1.88%) Spring
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) Ajax
3 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.63%) CSS
3 1 (0.63%) HTML
3 1 (0.63%) HTML5
3 1 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (0.63%) Redux
3 1 (0.63%) Vue.js
3 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.75%) Cyberthreat
2 16 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 15 (9.38%) Cyber Defence
4 14 (8.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 12 (7.50%) PKI
6 11 (6.88%) Cloud Native
7 10 (6.25%) Cybercrime
8 9 (5.63%) Management Information System
9 7 (4.38%) CESG
10 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.88%) Social Media
12 2 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
12 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (1.25%) User Experience
13 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.25%) Linux
2 19 (11.88%) Windows
3 11 (6.88%) Mac OS
4 5 (3.13%) Unix
5 3 (1.88%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (75.63%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (39.38%) Information Security
3 35 (21.88%) Security Operations
4 33 (20.63%) SIEM
5 31 (19.38%) Penetration Testing
6 28 (17.50%) Open Source
6 28 (17.50%) Security Architecture
6 28 (17.50%) Threat Intelligence
7 26 (16.25%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 23 (14.38%) Analytics
9 20 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (11.88%) Digital Forensics
10 19 (11.88%) Information Assurance
11 18 (11.25%) Malware Analysis
12 16 (10.00%) Cyber Intelligence
13 15 (9.38%) Artificial Intelligence
13 15 (9.38%) Incident Management
13 15 (9.38%) Machine Learning
13 15 (9.38%) Risk Management
14 14 (8.75%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.25%) Python
2 7 (4.38%) Java
3 6 (3.75%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.50%) C++
5 4 (2.50%) R
5 4 (2.50%) SQL
6 3 (1.88%) Ruby
7 2 (1.25%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.25%) C
8 1 (0.63%) C#
8 1 (0.63%) PHP
8 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 38 (23.75%) CISSP
2 34 (21.25%) Security Cleared
3 19 (11.88%) CISM
3 19 (11.88%) Degree
4 16 (10.00%) GCIA
5 15 (9.38%) GCIH
6 14 (8.75%) CEH
6 14 (8.75%) DV Cleared
6 14 (8.75%) SC Cleared
7 12 (7.50%) CompTIA Security+
8 11 (6.88%) CREST Certified
9 10 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (5.63%) GIAC
11 8 (5.00%) CCNP
11 8 (5.00%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (3.75%) CISA
12 6 (3.75%) OSCP
12 6 (3.75%) SANS
13 4 (2.50%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (22.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (20.63%) NIST
3 14 (8.75%) NCSC
3 14 (8.75%) NIST 800
4 9 (5.63%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (5.63%) QA
5 8 (5.00%) GDPR
6 7 (4.38%) PCI DSS
7 6 (3.75%) ISO 9001
8 5 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (3.13%) JSP 440
9 2 (1.25%) SLA
10 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 13 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 11 (6.88%) Terraform
3 9 (5.63%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 9 (5.63%) HP Fortify
3 9 (5.63%) WebInspect
4 7 (4.38%) CSIRT
5 1 (0.63%) EnCase
Vendors
1 13 (8.13%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.88%) Google
3 9 (5.63%) Black Duck
3 9 (5.63%) Micro Focus
3 9 (5.63%) Qualys
3 9 (5.63%) Sonatype
4 5 (3.13%) AlienVault
4 5 (3.13%) LogRhythm
4 5 (3.13%) Splunk
5 2 (1.25%) Carbon Black
5 2 (1.25%) Cisco
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe
6 1 (0.63%) Apple