Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberattack
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 846 957 1013
Rank change year-on-year +111 +56 +20
Permanent jobs citing Cyberattack 223 214 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 168 165 139
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - -4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £27,923 £31,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £79,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.65% -10.53%

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 53,372 65,175 70,783
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 39.57% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 40,232 49,941 52,600
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 +115 211 £55,000 +1.85% 32
UK excluding London +88 149 £52,500 +5.00% 26
London +86 69 £75,000 +25.00% 7
South East +40 42 £55,000 -15.38% 8
South West +11 37 £41,406 -12.83% 5
Midlands +59 30 £55,000 +83.33% 4
West Midlands +56 27 £55,000 +83.33% 1
North of England +35 19 £58,863 +47.16% 5
North West +35 14 £51,363 +28.41% 1
East of England +65 12 £44,000 -26.67% 3
Scotland +22 7 £80,000 +68.42% 1
Yorkshire +6 4 £70,000 +69.70% 4
East Midlands +31 3 £40,000 - 3
Northern Ireland -13 2 £50,000 +11.11%
North East - 1 £90,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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.

1 148 (66.37%) Cybersecurity
2 80 (35.87%) Information Security
3 63 (28.25%) CISSP
4 53 (23.77%) SIEM
5 51 (22.87%) Linux
6 50 (22.42%) Firewall
6 50 (22.42%) Security Operations
7 43 (19.28%) TCP/IP
8 41 (18.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 41 (18.39%) Degree
9 39 (17.49%) Penetration Testing
9 39 (17.49%) Windows
9 39 (17.49%) Finance
10 36 (16.14%) GIAC
11 33 (14.80%) SANS
12 32 (14.35%) Security Operations Centre
12 32 (14.35%) Management Information System
12 32 (14.35%) SSCP
13 31 (13.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 31 (13.90%) Threat Intelligence
14 30 (13.45%) CompTIA Security+
15 29 (13.00%) Cybercrime
15 29 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
16 28 (12.56%) Games
17 26 (11.66%) C++
17 26 (11.66%) Software Engineering
17 26 (11.66%) Cyberthreat
18 25 (11.21%) Kubernetes
18 25 (11.21%) AWS
18 25 (11.21%) Python

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 19 (8.52%) Apache Spark
2 17 (7.62%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (7.62%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.21%) AWS
2 21 (9.42%) Azure
3 17 (7.62%) GCP
3 17 (7.62%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.24%) Amazon EKS
4 5 (2.24%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Flow
5 1 (0.45%) Office 365
5 1 (0.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 50 (22.42%) Firewall
2 43 (19.28%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.07%) Intrusion Detection
4 17 (7.62%) HTTPS
5 16 (7.17%) Network Security
6 4 (1.79%) DNS
7 3 (1.35%) Internet
8 2 (0.90%) HTTP
8 2 (0.90%) VPN
8 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.45%) DHCP
9 1 (0.45%) NAS
9 1 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.07%) Big Data
2 4 (1.79%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.90%) InfluxDB
3 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.45%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.45%) MySQL
4 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (7.62%) Bitbucket
1 17 (7.62%) Git (software)
1 17 (7.62%) git-flow
1 17 (7.62%) JIRA
2 5 (2.24%) CircleCI
3 3 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.35%) JUnit
3 3 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.45%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 39 (17.49%) Finance
2 28 (12.56%) Games
3 18 (8.07%) Telecoms
4 12 (5.38%) Legal
5 11 (4.93%) Banking
6 10 (4.48%) Electronics
7 8 (3.59%) Retail
8 7 (3.14%) Aerospace
8 7 (3.14%) Military
8 7 (3.14%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (2.24%) Marketing
10 4 (1.79%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.90%) German Language
11 2 (0.90%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.90%) Law
11 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.90%) Police
11 2 (0.90%) Turkish Language
12 1 (0.45%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 35 (15.70%) Security Manager
2 33 (14.80%) Analyst
3 30 (13.45%) Consultant
4 22 (9.87%) Operational Security Manager
4 22 (9.87%) Operations Manager
4 22 (9.87%) Security Operations Manager
5 21 (9.42%) Security Analyst
6 17 (7.62%) Security Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) Developer
8 14 (6.28%) C++ Consultant
8 14 (6.28%) Software Consultant
9 13 (5.83%) Windows Consultant
10 11 (4.93%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 11 (4.93%) Information Manager
10 11 (4.93%) Information Security Manager
10 11 (4.93%) Security Consultant
11 10 (4.48%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 10 (4.48%) SOC Analyst
12 9 (4.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 9 (4.04%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.42%) REST
2 20 (8.97%) AngularJS
3 19 (8.52%) Kafka
3 19 (8.52%) Spring
3 19 (8.52%) Vue.js
4 18 (8.07%) Node.js
5 17 (7.62%) .NET
5 17 (7.62%) ASP.NET
5 17 (7.62%) GraphQL
5 17 (7.62%) React
5 17 (7.62%) Spring MVC
6 6 (2.69%) RESTful
7 5 (2.24%) CSS
7 5 (2.24%) HTML
8 4 (1.79%) Web Services
9 3 (1.35%) JSON
10 2 (0.90%) Redux
10 2 (0.90%) WebSockets
11 1 (0.45%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.35%) Management Information System
1 32 (14.35%) Security Operations Centre
2 29 (13.00%) Cybercrime
3 26 (11.66%) Cyberthreat
4 20 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.69%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (2.24%) User Experience
7 4 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.79%) Raspberry Pi
7 4 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (0.90%) Anti-Piracy
9 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.90%) PlayStation
9 2 (0.90%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.45%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) PMI
10 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.87%) Linux
2 39 (17.49%) Windows
3 17 (7.62%) Android
3 17 (7.62%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.59%) Unix
5 5 (2.24%) CentOS
6 3 (1.35%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.90%) Fedora
7 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (66.37%) Cybersecurity
2 80 (35.87%) Information Security
3 53 (23.77%) SIEM
4 50 (22.42%) Security Operations
5 39 (17.49%) Penetration Testing
6 31 (13.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 31 (13.90%) Threat Intelligence
7 29 (13.00%) Problem-Solving
8 26 (11.66%) Software Engineering
9 23 (10.31%) Regulatory Compliance
10 22 (9.87%) Incident Management
11 21 (9.42%) Ethical Hacking
12 19 (8.52%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (8.52%) Reverse Engineering
12 19 (8.52%) Risk Management
12 19 (8.52%) Scrum
12 19 (8.52%) Vulnerability Management
13 17 (7.62%) API Design
13 17 (7.62%) Kanban
13 17 (7.62%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.66%) C++
2 25 (11.21%) Python
3 21 (9.42%) C
4 17 (7.62%) C#
5 16 (7.17%) Java
6 8 (3.59%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.14%) SQL
8 6 (2.69%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.69%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.35%) Ruby
9 3 (1.35%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.90%) Go
10 2 (0.90%) Groovy
10 2 (0.90%) Perl
11 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 63 (28.25%) CISSP
2 41 (18.39%) Degree
3 36 (16.14%) GIAC
4 33 (14.80%) SANS
5 32 (14.35%) SSCP
6 30 (13.45%) CompTIA Security+
7 25 (11.21%) CISM
8 21 (9.42%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (8.07%) MCSE
9 18 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (8.07%) Network+ Certification
10 17 (7.62%) CCNA
10 17 (7.62%) Linux+ Certification
11 15 (6.73%) CEH
11 15 (6.73%) Security Cleared
12 14 (6.28%) GCIH
13 13 (5.83%) DV Cleared
14 12 (5.38%) CISA
15 11 (4.93%) GCIA
16 6 (2.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (8.52%) NIST
2 19 (8.52%) PCI DSS
3 9 (4.04%) SLA
4 5 (2.24%) COBIT
4 5 (2.24%) PMO
5 4 (1.79%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.79%) GDPR
5 4 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (1.79%) RMADS
6 3 (1.35%) QA
7 2 (0.90%) NCSC
8 1 (0.45%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.45%) PSD2
8 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (10.31%) Docker
2 11 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.90%) Snort
3 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (11.21%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.93%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 8 (3.59%) Ansible
3 8 (3.59%) Puppet
3 8 (3.59%) QRadar
4 6 (2.69%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.24%) Terraform
6 3 (1.35%) CSIRT
7 2 (0.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.45%) Demisto
8 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.45%) Nagios
8 1 (0.45%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (7.62%) Google
2 13 (5.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.93%) Splunk
4 5 (2.24%) NetWitness
4 5 (2.24%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.79%) ArcSight
5 4 (1.79%) McAfee
5 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.79%) VMware
5 4 (1.79%) Zscaler
6 2 (0.90%) Cisco
6 2 (0.90%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix
7 1 (0.45%) Darktrace
7 1 (0.45%) HP
7 1 (0.45%) IBM
7 1 (0.45%) SAP