Period
to 21 June 2018

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 6 months to 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1078 1038 1168
Rank change year-on-year -40 +130 +30
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 118 157 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.091% 0.054%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.21% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 87 126 83
UK median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +17.39% +27.78%
10th Percentile £50,000 £33,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £91,000 £95,000 £76,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +37.50%

Cyber Defence 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 74,767 73,998 87,726
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.34% 42.89% 43.62%
Number of salaries quoted 58,167 58,947 71,169
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +5.55%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

Cyber Defence
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyber Defence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Top 12 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 6 months to 21 June 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 -29 115 £62,500 -7.41% 14
London -25 75 £80,000 +14.29% 7
UK excluding London -26 40 £57,500 +4.55% 7
North of England +35 23 £57,500 +53.33%
North West +18 22 £57,500 +53.33%
South West -24 7 £57,500 +4.55% 3
South East -16 4 £75,000 - 3
East of England +2 3 £70,000 +164.15% 1
Scotland -36 2 £55,000 -6.78%
Midlands +16 1 £42,500 -45.16%
West Midlands +11 1 £42,500 -45.16%
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT jobs citing Cyber Defence 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 Cyber Defence.

1 74 (62.71%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (37.29%) CISSP
3 37 (31.36%) Penetration Testing
4 36 (30.51%) Security Architecture
4 36 (30.51%) Information Security
5 35 (29.66%) PCI DSS
5 35 (29.66%) SIEM
6 29 (24.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 26 (22.03%) OWASP
7 26 (22.03%) SANS
8 25 (21.19%) CISM
9 24 (20.34%) Finance
9 24 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (19.49%) Firewall
11 22 (18.64%) Risk Management
11 22 (18.64%) Cryptography
12 21 (17.80%) Artificial Intelligence
13 19 (16.10%) Degree
13 19 (16.10%) Machine Learning
13 19 (16.10%) Python
14 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (14.41%) HIPAA
15 17 (14.41%) CSSLP
15 17 (14.41%) Software Deployment
15 17 (14.41%) GCP
15 17 (14.41%) Identity Access Management
15 17 (14.41%) Veracode
15 17 (14.41%) Google Cloud Platform
16 16 (13.56%) Problem-Solving

Cyber Defence
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 9 (7.63%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.69%) Apache
3 2 (1.69%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (14.41%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.49%) Firewall
2 16 (13.56%) Network Security
3 7 (5.93%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.24%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.39%) IMAP
5 4 (3.39%) SMTP
5 4 (3.39%) SSL
6 3 (2.54%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.69%) DNS
7 2 (1.69%) HTTP
7 2 (1.69%) tcpdump
7 2 (1.69%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.78%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.24%) HBase
2 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.39%) Big Data
3 4 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.69%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.85%) Redis
5 1 (0.85%) Riak
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.08%) Selenium
3 5 (4.24%) Ant
3 5 (4.24%) CA Release Automation
3 5 (4.24%) Gradle
3 5 (4.24%) IntelliJ
3 5 (4.24%) JIRA
3 5 (4.24%) JUnit
3 5 (4.24%) Maven
3 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.69%) Travis CI
4 2 (1.69%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.85%) JMeter
5 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (20.34%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Legal
3 5 (4.24%) Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Investment Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.24%) Marketing
4 4 (3.39%) Games
4 4 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.54%) Military
5 3 (2.54%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.69%) Electronics
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (19.49%) Security Specialist
2 19 (16.10%) Architect
3 18 (15.25%) Analyst
3 18 (15.25%) Security Architect
4 14 (11.86%) Security Analyst
5 13 (11.02%) Consultant
6 12 (10.17%) Security Engineer
7 11 (9.32%) Security Consultant
7 11 (9.32%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (8.47%) Security Solutions Architect
8 10 (8.47%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 10 (8.47%) Senior Security Specialist
9 9 (7.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 9 (7.63%) Information Security Consultant
10 7 (5.93%) Developer
11 6 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) IT Security Specialist
11 6 (5.08%) Security Manager
12 5 (4.24%) Java Engineer
12 5 (4.24%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.63%) SAML
2 6 (5.08%) Kafka
3 5 (4.24%) .NET
3 5 (4.24%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.24%) CSS
3 5 (4.24%) Flask
3 5 (4.24%) HTML
3 5 (4.24%) LDAP
3 5 (4.24%) NumPy
3 5 (4.24%) Pandas
3 5 (4.24%) scikit-learn
3 5 (4.24%) SciPy
3 5 (4.24%) Spring
4 4 (3.39%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.39%) SailPoint
5 3 (2.54%) Google Maps API
6 1 (0.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.85%) Java EE
6 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) PKI
2 13 (11.02%) Management Information System
3 11 (9.32%) Computer Science
3 11 (9.32%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (9.32%) Fintech
4 10 (8.47%) Public Cloud
5 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.24%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (4.24%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.54%) Cyberattack
8 3 (2.54%) VAX
8 3 (2.54%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.69%) Cybercrime
9 2 (1.69%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (10.17%) Linux
2 9 (7.63%) Windows
3 7 (5.93%) Unix
4 2 (1.69%) Android
4 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (62.71%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (31.36%) Penetration Testing
3 36 (30.51%) Information Security
3 36 (30.51%) Security Architecture
4 35 (29.66%) SIEM
5 26 (22.03%) OWASP
6 24 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (18.64%) Cryptography
7 22 (18.64%) Risk Management
8 21 (17.80%) Artificial Intelligence
9 19 (16.10%) Machine Learning
10 17 (14.41%) Identity Access Management
10 17 (14.41%) Software Deployment
11 16 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (12.71%) ITIL
13 14 (11.86%) Coaching
13 14 (11.86%) Threat Management
14 12 (10.17%) Data Loss Prevention
14 12 (10.17%) TOGAF
15 11 (9.32%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.10%) Python
2 15 (12.71%) Java
3 12 (10.17%) C
4 10 (8.47%) C++
5 8 (6.78%) SQL
6 6 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.24%) Java 8
8 4 (3.39%) C#
9 2 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.69%) Ruby
10 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (37.29%) CISSP
2 26 (22.03%) SANS
3 25 (21.19%) CISM
4 19 (16.10%) Degree
5 17 (14.41%) CSSLP
6 15 (12.71%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (11.02%) CISA
8 11 (9.32%) CCDP
8 11 (9.32%) CCIE
8 11 (9.32%) CCIE Security
8 11 (9.32%) CCNP
8 11 (9.32%) JNCIE
9 9 (7.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
11 7 (5.93%) CEH
11 7 (5.93%) CREST Certified
11 7 (5.93%) GIAC
12 4 (3.39%) CCNA
12 4 (3.39%) DV Cleared
12 4 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (29.66%) PCI DSS
2 29 (24.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (14.41%) GCP
3 17 (14.41%) HIPAA
4 14 (11.86%) GDPR
5 12 (10.17%) QA
6 11 (9.32%) COBIT
7 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.54%) Docker
3 2 (1.69%) Firmware
3 2 (1.69%) Snort
3 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (12.71%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.39%) CASB
3 4 (3.39%) OpenView
4 2 (1.69%) Ansible
4 2 (1.69%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (14.41%) Veracode
2 16 (13.56%) Cisco
3 15 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 13 (11.02%) WorldPay
5 11 (9.32%) Juniper
6 7 (5.93%) HP
6 7 (5.93%) Splunk
7 5 (4.24%) Cloudera
8 4 (3.39%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.39%) Remedy
9 3 (2.54%) ArcSight
9 3 (2.54%) F5
9 3 (2.54%) FireEye
9 3 (2.54%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.54%) Google
9 3 (2.54%) Qualys
10 2 (1.69%) SAP
11 1 (0.85%) Adobe
11 1 (0.85%) NetWitness