Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1067 1043 1189
Rank change year-on-year -24 +146 +115
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 113 189 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.10% 0.044%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.25% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 84 161 66
UK median annual salary £70,000 £60,000 £63,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.88% +15.91%
10th Percentile £37,375 £42,000 £34,875
90th Percentile £91,250 £95,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £55,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -13.64% -21.43% +27.27%

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 76774 76195 90027
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.80% 40.91% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 58253 62592 72452
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,075 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 12 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Top 11 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 12 December 2017. 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 -57 110 £74,000 +23.33% 4
London -25 66 £77,500 +3.33% 3
UK excluding London -24 42 £47,500 -13.64% 2
South East +35 20 £65,000 +8.33%
South West -39 14 £23,000 -56.19%
North of England +3 3 £30,000 -29.41%
North West -14 3 £30,000 -29.41%
Midlands +17 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £65,000 -
East of England +2 1 £42,000 -36.60% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 57 (50.44%) Cybersecurity
2 55 (48.67%) Information Security
3 50 (44.25%) SIEM
4 45 (39.82%) Firewall
5 34 (30.09%) Finance
6 25 (22.12%) CISSP
6 25 (22.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 25 (22.12%) Threat Intelligence
7 23 (20.35%) Penetration Testing
8 21 (18.58%) SANS
9 19 (16.81%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 19 (16.81%) Network Security
10 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (15.93%) Python
11 17 (15.04%) Risk Management
11 17 (15.04%) Degree
12 16 (14.16%) Analytics
12 16 (14.16%) Management Information System
12 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (14.16%) Identity Access Management
12 16 (14.16%) Cyberthreat
12 16 (14.16%) Threat Detection
13 15 (13.27%) Cyber Attack
13 15 (13.27%) Security Operations
14 14 (12.39%) ITIL
14 14 (12.39%) PCI DSS
14 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
14 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
15 13 (11.50%) ArcSight
15 13 (11.50%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (39.82%) Firewall
2 19 (16.81%) Network Security
3 10 (8.85%) Internet
3 10 (8.85%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.19%) DNS
4 7 (6.19%) FTP
4 7 (6.19%) HTTP
4 7 (6.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (2.65%) VLAN
5 3 (2.65%) VPN
6 2 (1.77%) LAN
6 2 (1.77%) SAN
6 2 (1.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) Big Data
2 2 (1.77%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) GIS
3 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) JMeter
1 2 (1.77%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (30.09%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.19%) Legal
3 7 (6.19%) Military
4 5 (4.42%) Law
5 3 (2.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Games
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Architect
2 20 (17.70%) Security Specialist
3 19 (16.81%) Security Architect
4 18 (15.93%) Analyst
5 11 (9.73%) Security Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) Application Security Specialist
6 8 (7.08%) Applications Specialist
6 8 (7.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (7.08%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Security Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Consultant
7 6 (5.31%) SOC Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Cybersecurity Specialist
8 5 (4.42%) Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Security Consultant
8 5 (4.42%) Security Manager
8 5 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.54%) Big Data Developer
9 4 (3.54%) Data Scientist
9 4 (3.54%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) Kafka
1 4 (3.54%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) Flash
2 1 (0.88%) HTML
2 1 (0.88%) HTML5
2 1 (0.88%) Java EE
2 1 (0.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.16%) Cyberthreat
2 16 (14.16%) Management Information System
3 15 (13.27%) Cyber Attack
4 12 (10.62%) Security Operations Centre
5 6 (5.31%) Cybercrime
6 4 (3.54%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.96%) Linux
2 8 (7.08%) Windows
3 5 (4.42%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.65%) Unix
5 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (50.44%) Cybersecurity
2 55 (48.67%) Information Security
3 50 (44.25%) SIEM
4 25 (22.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 25 (22.12%) Threat Intelligence
5 23 (20.35%) Penetration Testing
6 19 (16.81%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 17 (15.04%) Risk Management
8 16 (14.16%) Analytics
8 16 (14.16%) Identity Access Management
8 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (14.16%) Threat Detection
9 15 (13.27%) Security Operations
10 14 (12.39%) ITIL
11 13 (11.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (10.62%) Computer Forensics
12 12 (10.62%) OWASP
13 11 (9.73%) Security Architecture
14 10 (8.85%) Workflow
15 9 (7.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.93%) Python
2 10 (8.85%) Shell Script
3 8 (7.08%) Java
3 8 (7.08%) SQL
4 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.65%) Ruby
7 2 (1.77%) C
7 2 (1.77%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) C#
8 1 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (22.12%) CISSP
2 21 (18.58%) SANS
3 17 (15.04%) Degree
4 14 (12.39%) SC Cleared
4 14 (12.39%) Security Cleared
5 10 (8.85%) CISM
5 10 (8.85%) GIAC
6 8 (7.08%) CISA
7 7 (6.19%) CEH
8 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (4.42%) GCIH
8 5 (4.42%) OSCP
9 3 (2.65%) CCNA
9 3 (2.65%) CCNP
9 3 (2.65%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.65%) GCIA
9 3 (2.65%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.65%) PMP
10 2 (1.77%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (1.77%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.39%) PCI DSS
2 11 (9.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (6.19%) GPG13
4 3 (2.65%) COBIT
4 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.77%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (8.85%) Snort
2 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.77%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) Docker
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (8.85%) WebInspect
2 8 (7.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 7 (6.19%) ArcSight ESM
3 7 (6.19%) QRadar
3 7 (6.19%) RSA Archer
3 7 (6.19%) RSA enVision
3 7 (6.19%) RSA Security Analytics
3 7 (6.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (4.42%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (3.54%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (2.65%) Suricata
7 1 (0.88%) Nessus
7 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 13 (11.50%) ArcSight
2 10 (8.85%) HP
2 10 (8.85%) McAfee
2 10 (8.85%) Sourcefire
2 10 (8.85%) Splunk
3 8 (7.08%) Cisco
4 7 (6.19%) AlienVault
4 7 (6.19%) AVG
4 7 (6.19%) Kaspersky
4 7 (6.19%) LogLogic
4 7 (6.19%) Symantec
4 7 (6.19%) Trend Micro
5 3 (2.65%) FireEye
5 3 (2.65%) Fortinet
5 3 (2.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.65%) Palo Alto
5 3 (2.65%) Sophos
5 3 (2.65%) TippingPoint
6 2 (1.77%) Citrix
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle