The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyber Defence in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Defence over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cyber Defence
UK
Rank 801 896 900
Rank change year-on-year +95 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 64 45 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.044% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57 23 50
Median salary £59,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.27% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £46,900 £38,850
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £64,500 £68,250
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +37.50%  

Cyber Defence is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 32242 41852 40831
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 38.43% 40.90% 38.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25912 33433 32267
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Cyber Defence
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cyber Defence as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Defence.

Salary trend for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Defence over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Defence within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +121 58 £55,000 - 10
London +98 38 £70,000 +7.69% 6
South West +3 12 £55,000 - 2
Cheltenham +3 11 £55,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -3 11 £55,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £59,000 -
Scotland - 6 £59,000 -
South East +52 2 £35,500 -32.38%
North West -28 2 £52,500 -4.54% 2
Manchester -30 2 £52,500 -4.54% 2
City of London - 2 £62,500 - 3
East of England - 2 £26,500 -
Cambridge - 2 £26,500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £26,500 -
Berkshire +33 1 £37,500 -28.57%
Bristol +1 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 £77,500 -
Hampshire - 1 £33,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £33,500 -
Reading - 1 £37,500 -
Feltham - 1 £40,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £70,000 -

Cyber Defence
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT jobs citing Cyber Defence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cyber Defence.

1 103 (68.21%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (37.09%) Information Security
3 55 (36.42%) Finance
4 54 (35.76%) Security Cleared
5 43 (28.48%) Java
6 36 (23.84%) SIEM
7 35 (23.18%) DV Cleared
8 34 (22.52%) Software Engineering
9 33 (21.85%) Firewall
10 30 (19.87%) CISSP
11 29 (19.21%) Unix
12 28 (18.54%) JavaScript
12 28 (18.54%) HTML
12 28 (18.54%) Identity Access Management
13 27 (17.88%) Linux
13 27 (17.88%) HTML5
14 26 (17.22%) MongoDB
14 26 (17.22%) SQL
15 24 (15.89%) Penetration Testing
16 23 (15.23%) Degree
17 21 (13.91%) CISM
17 21 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (13.91%) Threat Detection
18 19 (12.58%) J2EE
18 19 (12.58%) Deep Packet Inspection
18 19 (12.58%) NoSQL
18 19 (12.58%) Information Assurance
19 18 (11.92%) CSS3
19 18 (11.92%) Management Information System

Cyber Defence
Top Related 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 17 (11.26%) JBoss
1 17 (11.26%) WebLogic
1 17 (11.26%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.96%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.32%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) GitHub
2 1 (0.66%) Office 365
2 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.85%) Firewall
2 11 (7.28%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.62%) HTTPS
4 8 (5.30%) HTTP
5 6 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (3.31%) Internet
7 4 (2.65%) DNS
7 4 (2.65%) Network Security
8 3 (1.99%) SSL
9 2 (1.32%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.66%) FTP
10 1 (0.66%) IPv4
10 1 (0.66%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.22%) MongoDB
2 19 (12.58%) NoSQL
3 17 (11.26%) MySQL
3 17 (11.26%) OrientDB
4 11 (7.28%) Big Data
5 1 (0.66%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.28%) Cucumber
1 11 (7.28%) Selenium
2 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.32%) JIRA
2 2 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.66%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.66%) JMeter
3 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.66%) WinDbg
General
1 55 (36.42%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) Banking
3 7 (4.64%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.65%) French Language
4 4 (2.65%) German Language
4 4 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.99%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.66%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.56%) Analyst
2 22 (14.57%) Consultant
2 22 (14.57%) Developer
3 20 (13.25%) Architect
4 19 (12.58%) Security Architect
5 15 (9.93%) Security Analyst
6 14 (9.27%) Software Developer
7 13 (8.61%) Security Manager
8 12 (7.95%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 11 (7.28%) Test Engineer
10 10 (6.62%) Software Engineer
11 9 (5.96%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 8 (5.30%) Big Data Engineer
12 8 (5.30%) Data Engineer
12 8 (5.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 8 (5.30%) Java Software Engineer
12 8 (5.30%) Penetration Test Consultant
12 8 (5.30%) Principal Consultant
12 8 (5.30%) Security Consultant
12 8 (5.30%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.54%) HTML
2 27 (17.88%) HTML5
3 19 (12.58%) J2EE
4 18 (11.92%) CSS
4 18 (11.92%) CSS3
5 17 (11.26%) Java SE
5 17 (11.26%) Web Services
6 8 (5.30%) AngularJS
6 8 (5.30%) Node.js
7 1 (0.66%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.66%) Flash
7 1 (0.66%) jQuery
7 1 (0.66%) REST
7 1 (0.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.91%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (11.92%) Management Information System
3 17 (11.26%) Cyberthreat
4 15 (9.93%) Cyber Attack
5 8 (5.30%) Cybercrime
5 8 (5.30%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (3.97%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.32%) CESG
7 2 (1.32%) Cyber Warfare
8 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.66%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.66%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.21%) Unix
2 27 (17.88%) Linux
3 17 (11.26%) AIX
4 15 (9.93%) Windows
5 2 (1.32%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.66%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (68.21%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (37.09%) Information Security
3 36 (23.84%) SIEM
4 34 (22.52%) Software Engineering
5 28 (18.54%) Identity Access Management
6 24 (15.89%) Penetration Testing
7 21 (13.91%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (13.91%) Threat Detection
8 19 (12.58%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 19 (12.58%) Information Assurance
9 17 (11.26%) Translating Business Requirements
10 16 (10.60%) Security Operations
11 15 (9.93%) Risk Management
11 15 (9.93%) Security Monitoring
12 12 (7.95%) Analytics
12 12 (7.95%) Ethical Hacking
12 12 (7.95%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 11 (7.28%) Test Scripting
14 10 (6.62%) Software Testing
14 10 (6.62%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (28.48%) Java
2 28 (18.54%) JavaScript
3 26 (17.22%) SQL
4 15 (9.93%) C
5 13 (8.61%) C++
6 12 (7.95%) Python
7 8 (5.30%) Perl
8 3 (1.99%) C#
9 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.32%) Ruby
9 2 (1.32%) Scala
9 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.66%) Lua
Qualifications
1 54 (35.76%) Security Cleared
2 35 (23.18%) DV Cleared
3 30 (19.87%) CISSP
4 23 (15.23%) Degree
5 21 (13.91%) CISM
6 17 (11.26%) CREST Certified
6 17 (11.26%) SC Cleared
7 12 (7.95%) CEH
8 9 (5.96%) SANS
9 6 (3.97%) GCIA
9 6 (3.97%) GCIH
10 5 (3.31%) GIAC
11 4 (2.65%) CCNA
11 4 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.99%) CISA
12 3 (1.99%) GREM
12 3 (1.99%) OSCP
13 2 (1.32%) CHECK Team Leader
13 2 (1.32%) CISMP
13 2 (1.32%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.95%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (5.30%) Snort
2 7 (4.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.32%) Docker
3 2 (1.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.99%) CSIRT
2 2 (1.32%) EnCase
2 2 (1.32%) FTK
2 2 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.32%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.66%) Nessus
3 1 (0.66%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.66%) Nmap
3 1 (0.66%) QRadar
3 1 (0.66%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 17 (11.26%) Oracle
2 9 (5.96%) Splunk
3 2 (1.32%) Qualys
3 2 (1.32%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.66%) Cellebrite
4 1 (0.66%) Cisco
4 1 (0.66%) Computacenter
4 1 (0.66%) HP
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