Period
to 29 October 2020

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 29 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 650 914 1058
Rank change year-on-year +264 +144 +22
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 38 155 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 30 122 78
Median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £62,000 £27,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £90,450 £93,375 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +44.44% -12.20%

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 18,957 53,596 65,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.11% 38.91% 39.54%
Number of salaries quoted 15,268 40,581 49,852
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £85,225
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

Cyber Defence
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Defence.

Salary trend for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Defence over the 6 months to 29 October 2020.

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 29 October 2020. 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 +261 36 £70,000 - 11
UK excluding London +274 26 £70,000 +7.69% 9
South East +198 12 £70,000 +14.29% 4
London +209 9 £70,000 -3.45% 4
Midlands +137 6 £65,000 -23.53%
North of England +160 3 £72,500 -5.70% 2
North West +133 3 £72,500 -5.70%
South West +114 3 £92,000 +19.66% 1
East Midlands - 3 £70,000 -
East of England +131 2 - -
Work from Home +20 2 £112,500 +50.00%
West Midlands +112 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 October 2020, 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 29 (76.32%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (26.32%) SIEM
3 10 (26.32%) Security Operations
4 9 (23.68%) Information Security
5 8 (21.05%) CISM
5 8 (21.05%) Python
5 8 (21.05%) CISSP
5 8 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (18.42%) Big Data
6 7 (18.42%) Finance
6 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
7 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
7 6 (15.79%) Degree
7 6 (15.79%) Cyber Intelligence
7 6 (15.79%) Cyberattack
8 5 (13.16%) Cyberthreat
8 5 (13.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 5 (13.16%) Threat Intelligence
8 5 (13.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 5 (13.16%) NIST
8 5 (13.16%) OSCP
8 5 (13.16%) Firewall
8 5 (13.16%) Security Management
8 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
8 5 (13.16%) ETL
9 4 (10.53%) Unix
9 4 (10.53%) Windows

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 1 (2.63%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) AWS
1 2 (5.26%) Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon GuardDuty
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) PaaS
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) Firewall
1 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.89%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (7.89%) LAN
2 3 (7.89%) Network Security
3 2 (5.26%) HTTP
3 2 (5.26%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.26%) SSH
3 2 (5.26%) SSL
3 2 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) CTI
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Blockchain
2 1 (2.63%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Aerospace
2 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (13.16%) Data Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Head of Operations
3 3 (7.89%) SOC Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Data Scientist
4 2 (5.26%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Tester
4 2 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 1 (2.63%) Head of Cybersecurity
5 1 (2.63%) Security Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.63%) LDAP
1 1 (2.63%) OAuth
1 1 (2.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Security Operations Centre
2 6 (15.79%) Cyberattack
3 5 (13.16%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 5 (13.16%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 3 (7.89%) Virtual Team
6 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.63%) Cybercrime
7 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (2.63%) PKI
7 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Unix
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (26.32%) Security Operations
2 10 (26.32%) SIEM
3 9 (23.68%) Information Security
4 8 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
6 6 (15.79%) Cyber Intelligence
6 6 (15.79%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (13.16%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 5 (13.16%) ETL
7 5 (13.16%) Security Management
7 5 (13.16%) Threat Intelligence
8 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
8 4 (10.53%) Malware Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (10.53%) Secure Coding
8 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (7.89%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Python
2 3 (7.89%) C++
3 2 (5.26%) C
3 2 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) R
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) CISM
2 8 (21.05%) CISSP
3 6 (15.79%) Degree
3 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
4 5 (13.16%) OSCP
5 4 (10.53%) GIAC
6 2 (5.26%) CHECK Team Leader
6 2 (5.26%) CHECK Team Member
6 2 (5.26%) CISA
6 2 (5.26%) CISMP
6 2 (5.26%) CREST Certified
6 2 (5.26%) Cyber Scheme
6 2 (5.26%) ECSA
6 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.63%) GCIH
7 1 (2.63%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) NIST
2 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (5.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (5.26%) IASME
3 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.63%) GDPR
4 1 (2.63%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) logstash
1 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (2.63%) Nessus
1 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) BT
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco
1 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
1 1 (2.63%) McAfee
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
1 1 (2.63%) Rapid7
1 1 (2.63%) Sophos
1 1 (2.63%) Splunk
1 1 (2.63%) Symantec