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 have cited Cyberattack over the 6 months to 7 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
7 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 445 408 832
Rank change year-on-year -37 +424 -160
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 303 957 250
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.78% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.55% 1.81% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 151 174 109
10th Percentile £38,750 £30,831 £42,500
25th Percentile £47,750 £34,026 £53,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £57,500 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.04% -17.86% +16.67%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,853 £115,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,300 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +23.81% -12.50% +9.09%

All Generic Skills
UK

Cyberattack is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 19,511 52,884 56,385
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 36.83% 43.05% 44.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14,245 29,698 33,809
10th Percentile £33,000 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £64,750 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.47% +7.92% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £106,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 7 December 2023.

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 7 December 2023. 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 -34 258 £65,000 +18.18% 68
UK excluding London -35 199 £65,000 +23.81% 49
Work from Home -48 160 £62,500 +4.17% 89
South West +12 117 £65,000 +13.04% 6
London +98 66 £62,500 +6.38% 32
North of England +55 61 £63,750 +59.38% 12
North West +56 58 £50,737 +64.56% 6
West Midlands +112 6 £63,750 -8.93% 4
Midlands +106 6 £63,750 -5.56% 7
South East -6 6 £70,000 +115.38% 10
Northern Ireland +42 5 £37,500 -
Yorkshire +67 2 £68,389 +70.97% 6
East of England +49 2 £56,250 -10.00% 2
Scotland +21 2 £47,305 -27.22% 9
North East - 1 £70,000 -

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 12 (3.96%) Jupyter
2 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 107 (35.31%) AWS
2 81 (26.73%) Azure
3 29 (9.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 24 (7.92%) GCP
5 14 (4.62%) Microsoft 365
6 13 (4.29%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.32%) Power Platform
8 3 (0.99%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (0.66%) Azure Pipelines
10 1 (0.33%) Entra ID
10 1 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.84%) Firewall
2 45 (14.85%) DNS
2 45 (14.85%) HTTP
3 36 (11.88%) TCP/IP
4 35 (11.55%) DHCP
5 14 (4.62%) LAN
6 13 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (2.97%) Internet
8 6 (1.98%) NGFW
9 5 (1.65%) Network Security
10 4 (1.32%) DKIM
10 4 (1.32%) DMARC
11 2 (0.66%) FTP
11 2 (0.66%) SMTP
11 2 (0.66%) SSL
11 2 (0.66%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.33%) Broadband
12 1 (0.33%) VoIP
12 1 (0.33%) WAN
12 1 (0.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (15.51%) Big Data
2 26 (8.58%) Metadata
2 26 (8.58%) MongoDB
3 24 (7.92%) Elasticsearch
3 24 (7.92%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.32%) Power BI
5 3 (0.99%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) DB2
7 1 (0.33%) MySQL
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Metasploit
1 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 161 (53.14%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 155 (51.16%) Finance
3 131 (43.23%) Social Skills
4 51 (16.83%) Public Sector
5 35 (11.55%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (7.26%) Retail
7 14 (4.62%) Law
8 13 (4.29%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.65%) Banking
9 5 (1.65%) Local Government
9 5 (1.65%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 68 (22.44%) Senior
2 47 (15.51%) Architect
3 42 (13.86%) Lead
4 37 (12.21%) Analyst
5 29 (9.57%) Consultant
6 28 (9.24%) Data Engineer
7 23 (7.59%) Data Scientist
8 21 (6.93%) Software Engineer
9 20 (6.60%) Security Consultant
9 20 (6.60%) Security Specialist
10 19 (6.27%) Cybersecurity Specialist
11 17 (5.61%) Senior Data Scientist
12 16 (5.28%) Cloud Architect
12 16 (5.28%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 16 (5.28%) Security Analyst
12 16 (5.28%) Security Architect
12 16 (5.28%) Senior Consultant
13 13 (4.29%) Security Manager
13 13 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.96%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (32.34%) HTML
2 32 (10.56%) .NET
3 29 (9.57%) Node.js
3 29 (9.57%) OpenID
3 29 (9.57%) SAML
4 24 (7.92%) React
5 14 (4.62%) Pandas
5 14 (4.62%) PyTorch
5 14 (4.62%) scikit-learn
6 2 (0.66%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.66%) LDAP
7 1 (0.33%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 53 (17.49%) Cloud Native
2 39 (12.87%) Algorithms
3 29 (9.57%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (9.24%) Product Ownership
5 27 (8.91%) Management Information System
6 23 (7.59%) Linux Command Line
6 23 (7.59%) PKI
7 20 (6.60%) Onboarding
8 17 (5.61%) Cyber Threat
9 15 (4.95%) Security Operations Centre
10 14 (4.62%) Data Centre
11 9 (2.97%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 8 (2.64%) iPhone
13 7 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
13 7 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.98%) CSOC
14 6 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (1.98%) Operational Technology
15 4 (1.32%) IoT
15 4 (1.32%) Security Posture
Operating Systems
1 35 (11.55%) Linux
2 12 (3.96%) Windows
3 7 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.33%) Unix
4 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (35.64%) Cybersecurity
2 98 (32.34%) Agile
3 89 (29.37%) Mentoring
4 76 (25.08%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (24.42%) Identity Management
6 65 (21.45%) Software Engineering
7 64 (21.12%) Machine Learning
8 62 (20.46%) Data Engineering
9 61 (20.13%) Roadmaps
10 59 (19.47%) DevSecOps
11 54 (17.82%) Information Security
12 51 (16.83%) Security Architecture
12 51 (16.83%) SIEM
13 50 (16.50%) Artificial Intelligence
14 49 (16.17%) Line Management
15 48 (15.84%) Data Science
16 45 (14.85%) Mathematics
17 43 (14.19%) Cloud Security
17 43 (14.19%) Computer Science
18 41 (13.53%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.07%) Python
2 62 (20.46%) JavaScript
3 57 (18.81%) Java
4 32 (10.56%) Rust
5 25 (8.25%) R
6 23 (7.59%) Go
7 6 (1.98%) C++
7 6 (1.98%) Kusto Query Language
8 4 (1.32%) C#
8 4 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.66%) SQL
10 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 182 (60.07%) Security Cleared
2 125 (41.25%) DV Cleared
3 85 (28.05%) Degree
4 65 (21.45%) AWS Certification
5 52 (17.16%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
6 42 (13.86%) CISSP
7 27 (8.91%) SC Cleared
8 26 (8.58%) Computer Science Degree
9 25 (8.25%) CISM
9 25 (8.25%) Master's Degree
10 23 (7.59%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
10 23 (7.59%) AWS Certified Developer
11 20 (6.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 14 (4.62%) Numerate Degree
12 14 (4.62%) OSCP
13 13 (4.29%) Azure Certification
14 12 (3.96%) CEH
14 12 (3.96%) CISA
15 11 (3.63%) CESG Certified Professional
15 11 (3.63%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (8.25%) NCSC
3 23 (7.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 22 (7.26%) NIST
5 15 (4.95%) QA
6 10 (3.30%) GRC
7 9 (2.97%) Accessibility
7 9 (2.97%) NIST 800
8 6 (1.98%) GDPR
9 5 (1.65%) PCI DSS
10 4 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.66%) IASME
11 2 (0.66%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 26 (8.58%) Docker
2 21 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.33%) Snort
3 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (9.57%) Terraform
2 25 (8.25%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.98%) CSIRT
4 4 (1.32%) CASB
5 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.33%) Nessus
5 1 (0.33%) Nmap
5 1 (0.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 25 (8.25%) Oracle
2 20 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.98%) Intel
4 5 (1.65%) Google
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe
5 1 (0.33%) Apple
5 1 (0.33%) Meraki
5 1 (0.33%) NetApp
5 1 (0.33%) Qualys
5 1 (0.33%) Splunk
5 1 (0.33%) Veeam
5 1 (0.33%) VMware