Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 953 980 1026
Rank change year-on-year +27 +46 +206
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 203 211 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 145 154 147
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £27,539 £31,500 £35,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,125 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +15.29% -10.53% -5.00%

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 72,931 78,573 82,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.80% 44.47% 42.73%
Number of salaries quoted 56,359 59,191 67,963
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +29 176 £52,500 - 24
UK excluding London +12 119 £49,000 +15.29% 17
London +31 73 £53,500 -17.69% 9
South West +37 34 £45,000 - 3
South East -7 32 £52,500 +23.53% 4
North of England +22 16 £42,690 +0.45% 3
North West +11 14 £42,690 -25.76% 1
Midlands +30 12 £30,000 -22.08% 3
East of England +11 9 £70,000 +55.56% 2
Scotland 0 8 £50,000 +66.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 7 £45,000 - 1
East Midlands - 7 - - 2
West Midlands +24 5 £30,000 -22.08% 1
Yorkshire +32 2 £41,250 -2.94% 2
Wales +1 1 £50,000 +5.26%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 116 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
2 70 (34.48%) Information Security
3 53 (26.11%) SIEM
4 49 (24.14%) Security Operations
4 49 (24.14%) CISSP
5 47 (23.15%) Finance
6 44 (21.67%) Firewall
7 38 (18.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 37 (18.23%) Risk Management
9 36 (17.73%) CISM
10 33 (16.26%) Security Cleared
11 32 (15.76%) Cyberthreat
12 31 (15.27%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (14.78%) Incident Management
13 30 (14.78%) Security Operations Centre
14 29 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
15 28 (13.79%) Management Information System
16 27 (13.30%) Windows
16 27 (13.30%) Linux
16 27 (13.30%) Degree
16 27 (13.30%) Network Security
17 26 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
18 25 (12.32%) Security Management
18 25 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
19 24 (11.82%) Intrusion Detection
19 24 (11.82%) Cyber Intelligence
20 23 (11.33%) Kalman Filter
21 20 (9.85%) Use Case
21 20 (9.85%) Legal
21 20 (9.85%) Threat Modelling

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 1 (0.49%) Confluence
1 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.49%) IIS
1 1 (0.49%) JBoss
1 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (5.42%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.45%) SaaS
4 2 (0.99%) Office 365
5 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.67%) Firewall
2 27 (13.30%) Network Security
3 24 (11.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 19 (9.36%) VPN
5 18 (8.87%) TCP/IP
6 17 (8.37%) IPsec
7 15 (7.39%) Wireless
8 13 (6.40%) DHCP
8 13 (6.40%) DNS
8 13 (6.40%) Internet
9 11 (5.42%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (5.42%) Cisco Firepower
9 11 (5.42%) LAN
9 11 (5.42%) OSPF
9 11 (5.42%) Spanning Tree
9 11 (5.42%) WAN
9 11 (5.42%) Wireshark
10 6 (2.96%) VoIP
11 5 (2.46%) Intranet
12 3 (1.48%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.94%) Big Data
2 5 (2.46%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.99%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) Bigtable
4 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (5.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 9 (4.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.97%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.97%) JIRA
3 4 (1.97%) Selenium
4 3 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.48%) Burp Suite
4 3 (1.48%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.48%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.49%) Hudson
5 1 (0.49%) JMeter
5 1 (0.49%) Trac
5 1 (0.49%) Zephyr
General
1 47 (23.15%) Finance
2 20 (9.85%) Legal
3 18 (8.87%) Retail
4 13 (6.40%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.96%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.96%) Marketing
6 5 (2.46%) Banking
6 5 (2.46%) Games
6 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.97%) Law
8 2 (0.99%) Automotive
8 2 (0.99%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.99%) Electronics
8 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.99%) Military
8 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.99%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.49%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 62 (30.54%) Analyst
2 42 (20.69%) Security Analyst
3 32 (15.76%) Security Engineer
4 24 (11.82%) Security Manager
5 21 (10.34%) Senior Security Engineer
6 17 (8.37%) SOC Analyst
7 16 (7.88%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 14 (6.90%) Network Engineer
9 13 (6.40%) Consultant
9 13 (6.40%) Network Security Engineer
10 12 (5.91%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 11 (5.42%) Security Consultant
11 11 (5.42%) Senior Network Engineer
11 11 (5.42%) Senior Network Security Engineer
12 10 (4.93%) IT Analyst
12 10 (4.93%) IT Security Analyst
12 10 (4.93%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (4.93%) Security Operations Analyst
13 9 (4.43%) IT Manager
13 9 (4.43%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.97%) CGI
1 4 (1.97%) RESTful
2 3 (1.48%) ModSecurity
3 2 (0.99%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.99%) Middleware
4 1 (0.49%) .NET
4 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.49%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.49%) Ajax
4 1 (0.49%) CSS
4 1 (0.49%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.49%) HTML
4 1 (0.49%) Kafka
4 1 (0.49%) LAMP
4 1 (0.49%) Node.js
4 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.49%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.49%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.76%) Cyberthreat
2 30 (14.78%) Security Operations Centre
3 28 (13.79%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.43%) Cyber Defence
5 9 (4.43%) Cybercrime
5 9 (4.43%) Social Media
6 8 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (3.45%) NHS
8 6 (2.96%) CESG
8 6 (2.96%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.96%) PKI
9 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 5 (2.46%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.46%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.99%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 27 (13.30%) Linux
1 27 (13.30%) Windows
2 3 (1.48%) Kali Linux
3 2 (0.99%) Unix
3 2 (0.99%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.49%) CentOS
4 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (57.14%) Cybersecurity
2 70 (34.48%) Information Security
3 53 (26.11%) SIEM
4 49 (24.14%) Security Operations
5 37 (18.23%) Risk Management
6 31 (15.27%) Penetration Testing
7 30 (14.78%) Incident Management
8 29 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
9 25 (12.32%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (12.32%) Security Management
10 24 (11.82%) Cyber Intelligence
11 23 (11.33%) Kalman Filter
12 20 (9.85%) Threat Management
12 20 (9.85%) Threat Modelling
12 20 (9.85%) Use Case
13 19 (9.36%) ITIL
14 16 (7.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 16 (7.88%) Threat Intelligence
14 16 (7.88%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 15 (7.39%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.39%) Python
2 10 (4.93%) C
3 9 (4.43%) Java
4 6 (2.96%) C++
5 4 (1.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.97%) Perl
6 3 (1.48%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.99%) C#
7 2 (0.99%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.49%) Go
8 1 (0.49%) Ruby
8 1 (0.49%) Scala
8 1 (0.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (24.14%) CISSP
2 36 (17.73%) CISM
3 33 (16.26%) Security Cleared
4 27 (13.30%) Degree
5 26 (12.81%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (8.37%) CCNP
7 16 (7.88%) CCNA
8 15 (7.39%) CREST Certified
8 15 (7.39%) SC Cleared
9 14 (6.90%) CEH
10 11 (5.42%) CESG Certified Professional
10 11 (5.42%) CISA
11 8 (3.94%) OSCP
12 7 (3.45%) GCFA
12 7 (3.45%) GIAC
13 6 (2.96%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.96%) GREM
14 5 (2.46%) GPEN
14 5 (2.46%) GXPN
14 5 (2.46%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (18.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (9.36%) GDPR
2 19 (9.36%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.43%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (3.94%) PMO
5 7 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (1.48%) COBIT
6 3 (1.48%) QA
6 3 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.99%) FIPS 140-2
7 2 (0.99%) GPG13
8 1 (0.49%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (2.46%) Docker
2 3 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) pfSense
3 1 (0.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (5.42%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (5.42%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.96%) Ansible
3 5 (2.46%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.99%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.99%) Nessus
6 1 (0.49%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.49%) Nexpose
6 1 (0.49%) Nmap
6 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.49%) Puppet
6 1 (0.49%) QRadar
6 1 (0.49%) SCCM
6 1 (0.49%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (9.36%) Cisco
2 12 (5.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.42%) Clearswift
3 11 (5.42%) SolarWinds
4 5 (2.46%) Aquila
5 4 (1.97%) Darktrace
5 4 (1.97%) Digital Shadows
5 4 (1.97%) Qualys
5 4 (1.97%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.99%) Apple
6 2 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.99%) Citrix
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle
6 2 (0.99%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.49%) EMC
7 1 (0.49%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.49%) Intel
7 1 (0.49%) McAfee
7 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec