Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 911 990 1012
Rank change year-on-year +79 +22 +222
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 230 200 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 164 149 150
UK median annual salary £54,250 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% -4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £39,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +32.91% -21.00% -

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 72,015 79,637 79,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.22% 44.35% 42.28%
Number of salaries quoted 55,970 60,054 65,355
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £81,250 £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 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyberattack in the UK

Cyberattack
Top 14 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 13 November 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 +52 191 £55,000 +4.76% 41
UK excluding London +65 132 £52,500 +32.91% 19
London +47 79 £60,000 -4.00% 23
South West +22 30 £55,000 +66.67% 2
South East +4 29 £65,000 +64.56% 1
Midlands +38 20 £40,000 +3.90% 8
North of England +39 17 £40,000 +23.08% 5
East of England +35 16 £60,000 +42.86% 2
North West +3 14 £40,000 +33.33% 2
East Midlands - 12 £40,000 - 3
Northern Ireland - 11 £45,000 -
Scotland -3 9 £47,500 -24.00% 1
West Midlands +40 8 £43,750 +13.64% 5
Yorkshire +26 3 £40,000 -5.88% 3

For the 6 months to 13 November 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.

1 150 (65.22%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (35.22%) Information Security
3 60 (26.09%) Security Operations
4 57 (24.78%) Finance
5 56 (24.35%) CISSP
6 43 (18.70%) Linux
7 41 (17.83%) Windows
8 40 (17.39%) CISM
8 40 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 39 (16.96%) Penetration Testing
9 39 (16.96%) SIEM
10 36 (15.65%) Risk Management
11 35 (15.22%) Cyberthreat
12 34 (14.78%) Degree
13 33 (14.35%) Firewall
14 30 (13.04%) CREST Certified
14 30 (13.04%) Security Cleared
15 28 (12.17%) Retail
16 27 (11.74%) Incident Management
16 27 (11.74%) Legal
16 27 (11.74%) Security Management
16 27 (11.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 27 (11.74%) Security Operations Centre
16 27 (11.74%) Threat Intelligence
17 25 (10.87%) Cyber Intelligence
17 25 (10.87%) Security Testing
18 24 (10.43%) Management Information System
19 23 (10.00%) Network Security
19 23 (10.00%) GDPR
19 23 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional

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 6 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.87%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.43%) Confluence
3 1 (0.43%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) OrCAD
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.35%) SaaS
3 5 (2.17%) Office 365
4 2 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.43%) IaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.35%) Firewall
2 23 (10.00%) Network Security
3 20 (8.70%) Internet
4 14 (6.09%) TCP/IP
5 13 (5.65%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (5.22%) VPN
7 11 (4.78%) LAN
7 11 (4.78%) WAN
8 10 (4.35%) IPsec
9 8 (3.48%) Wireless
10 7 (3.04%) DNS
10 7 (3.04%) Intranet
10 7 (3.04%) SSL
11 6 (2.61%) Sourcefire
12 5 (2.17%) VoIP
13 4 (1.74%) DHCP
14 3 (1.30%) FTP
14 3 (1.30%) SMTP
15 2 (0.87%) ATM
15 2 (0.87%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.52%) Big Data
2 6 (2.61%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.87%) MySQL
4 1 (0.43%) Bigtable
4 1 (0.43%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.43%) GIS
4 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.17%) Cucumber
2 5 (2.17%) IDA Disassembler
2 5 (2.17%) JIRA
2 5 (2.17%) OllyDbg
2 5 (2.17%) Selenium
3 4 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.74%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.87%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.43%) Hudson
5 1 (0.43%) JMeter
5 1 (0.43%) Trac
5 1 (0.43%) Zephyr
General
1 57 (24.78%) Finance
2 28 (12.17%) Retail
3 27 (11.74%) Legal
4 14 (6.09%) Marketing
5 7 (3.04%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.61%) Aerospace
6 6 (2.61%) Military
7 5 (2.17%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.74%) Law
8 4 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.30%) Electronics
10 2 (0.87%) Automotive
10 2 (0.87%) Brand Awareness
10 2 (0.87%) Games
11 1 (0.43%) Back Office
11 1 (0.43%) Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Hungarian Language
Job Titles
1 63 (27.39%) Analyst
2 47 (20.43%) Security Analyst
3 35 (15.22%) Security Manager
4 30 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 20 (8.70%) Consultant
6 19 (8.26%) Security Consultant
7 17 (7.39%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 16 (6.96%) Tester
9 14 (6.09%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 14 (6.09%) Penetration Tester
10 13 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
10 13 (5.65%) Senior Security Analyst
11 12 (5.22%) IT Analyst
11 12 (5.22%) IT Security Analyst
11 12 (5.22%) Senior Security Engineer
11 12 (5.22%) SOC Analyst
12 11 (4.78%) Information Analyst
12 11 (4.78%) Information Security Analyst
12 11 (4.78%) Security Penetration Tester
12 11 (4.78%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.17%) Middleware
2 4 (1.74%) CGI
2 4 (1.74%) RESTful
3 3 (1.30%) ModSecurity
4 2 (0.87%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.43%) .NET
5 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.43%) Ajax
5 1 (0.43%) CSS
5 1 (0.43%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.43%) HTML
5 1 (0.43%) Kafka
5 1 (0.43%) LAMP
5 1 (0.43%) Node.js
5 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.43%) React
5 1 (0.43%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.43%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.22%) Cyberthreat
2 27 (11.74%) Security Operations Centre
3 24 (10.43%) Management Information System
4 16 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (6.52%) Cybercrime
6 14 (6.09%) Social Media
7 13 (5.65%) Cyber Defence
7 13 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (3.91%) Mobile App
9 8 (3.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (3.48%) PKI
10 7 (3.04%) CESG
10 7 (3.04%) Virtual Team
11 6 (2.61%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (2.61%) NHS
12 5 (2.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 5 (2.17%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.74%) Algorithms
13 4 (1.74%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (18.70%) Linux
2 41 (17.83%) Windows
3 6 (2.61%) CentOS
4 4 (1.74%) Android
4 4 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.74%) Unix
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (65.22%) Cybersecurity
2 81 (35.22%) Information Security
3 60 (26.09%) Security Operations
4 39 (16.96%) Penetration Testing
4 39 (16.96%) SIEM
5 36 (15.65%) Risk Management
6 27 (11.74%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 27 (11.74%) Incident Management
6 27 (11.74%) Security Management
6 27 (11.74%) Threat Intelligence
7 25 (10.87%) Cyber Intelligence
7 25 (10.87%) Security Testing
8 22 (9.57%) Use Case
9 20 (8.70%) DevOps
10 19 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (8.26%) Security Architecture
11 17 (7.39%) Threat Modelling
12 16 (6.96%) Vulnerability Management
13 15 (6.52%) Malware Analysis
13 15 (6.52%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.22%) Java
1 12 (5.22%) Python
2 10 (4.35%) C
3 5 (2.17%) C++
4 4 (1.74%) SQL
5 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.87%) C#
6 2 (0.87%) MATLAB
6 2 (0.87%) Perl
6 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.87%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.43%) Go
7 1 (0.43%) Ruby
7 1 (0.43%) Scala
7 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (24.35%) CISSP
2 40 (17.39%) CISM
3 34 (14.78%) Degree
4 30 (13.04%) CREST Certified
4 30 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 23 (10.00%) CESG Certified Professional
6 22 (9.57%) CEH
7 19 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (6.96%) CISA
9 15 (6.52%) SC Cleared
10 13 (5.65%) GIAC
11 10 (4.35%) DBS Check
12 9 (3.91%) CCNA
12 9 (3.91%) CCNP
12 9 (3.91%) SANS
13 7 (3.04%) GCFA
13 7 (3.04%) GPEN
13 7 (3.04%) GREM
13 7 (3.04%) GXPN
13 7 (3.04%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (17.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (10.00%) GDPR
3 18 (7.83%) PCI DSS
4 14 (6.09%) QA
5 10 (4.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 10 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (1.74%) FIPS 140-2
7 3 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.87%) COBIT
8 2 (0.87%) PMO
8 2 (0.87%) SLA
9 1 (0.43%) GPG13
9 1 (0.43%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.43%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (2.61%) Snort
2 5 (2.17%) Docker
3 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.43%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 6 (2.61%) Ansible
2 5 (2.17%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.87%) CSIRT
5 2 (0.87%) SCCM
6 1 (0.43%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 14 (6.09%) Cisco
2 9 (3.91%) Red Hat
3 6 (2.61%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.74%) Darktrace
4 4 (1.74%) Digital Shadows
5 3 (1.30%) Aquila
5 3 (1.30%) Citrix
5 3 (1.30%) Oracle
6 2 (0.87%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.87%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.87%) Clearswift
6 2 (0.87%) Qualys
6 2 (0.87%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.87%) Symantec
6 2 (0.87%) VMware
6 2 (0.87%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.43%) Forcepoint
7 1 (0.43%) LogRhythm
7 1 (0.43%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.43%) Trend Micro