Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1039 1067 1200
Rank change year-on-year +28 +133 +110
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 138 174 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.091% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.22% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 97 154 69
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £33,750 £42,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £75,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +20.00%

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 75630 78725 90575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.24% 41.03% 41.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56792 64594 72517
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 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Top 9 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 17 October 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 +34 137 £67,500 +12.50% 8
London +26 85 £72,500 +3.57% 4
UK excluding London +13 50 £55,000 - 6
South East +78 27 £75,000 +25.00% 2
South West -9 16 £37,500 -31.82%
North of England -3 5 £33,750 -43.75% 2
North West -16 5 £33,750 -43.75% 1
East of England +14 1 £42,000 +12.00%
Wales - 1 £65,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 80 (57.97%) Cybersecurity
2 78 (56.52%) Information Security
3 52 (37.68%) Firewall
4 42 (30.43%) Python
5 38 (27.54%) SIEM
6 36 (26.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 36 (26.09%) Threat Intelligence
7 35 (25.36%) Risk Management
8 34 (24.64%) Management Information System
9 32 (23.19%) Java
9 32 (23.19%) CISSP
9 32 (23.19%) Analytics
9 32 (23.19%) Security Cleared
10 31 (22.46%) Security Architecture
10 31 (22.46%) Finance
11 28 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (20.29%) Identity Access Management
11 28 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (19.57%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 27 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 25 (18.12%) Degree
13 25 (18.12%) Threat Detection
14 24 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (16.67%) Data Analysis
15 23 (16.67%) Linux
16 22 (15.94%) CISM
16 22 (15.94%) DV Cleared
16 22 (15.94%) Visualisation
17 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
18 20 (14.49%) JavaScript

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 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (0.72%) JBoss
1 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.17%) GIMP
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (37.68%) Firewall
2 19 (13.77%) Network Security
3 8 (5.80%) Internet
3 8 (5.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (4.35%) DNS
4 6 (4.35%) FTP
4 6 (4.35%) HTTP
5 5 (3.62%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.90%) VPN
7 3 (2.17%) VLAN
8 1 (0.72%) LAN
8 1 (0.72%) SAN
8 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.52%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.35%) Big Data
3 5 (3.62%) Data Lake
4 4 (2.90%) GIS
4 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.17%) Maltego
6 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.72%) MySQL
6 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.72%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 11 (7.97%) JMeter
2 9 (6.52%) Cucumber
2 9 (6.52%) LoadRunner
2 9 (6.52%) Selenium
3 2 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (22.46%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Law
3 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.80%) Military
5 6 (4.35%) Legal
6 5 (3.62%) Retail
7 4 (2.90%) Advertising
8 2 (1.45%) Marketing
9 1 (0.72%) Banking
9 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Architect
1 25 (18.12%) Security Architect
2 20 (14.49%) Security Specialist
3 13 (9.42%) Analyst
4 10 (7.25%) Consultant
4 10 (7.25%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 10 (7.25%) Security Consultant
4 10 (7.25%) Security Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Test Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Security Manager
6 8 (5.80%) IT Security Specialist
7 7 (5.07%) Digital Transformation
7 7 (5.07%) Technical Assurance Specialist
7 7 (5.07%) Technical Security Specialist
7 7 (5.07%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (4.35%) Developer
8 6 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Risk Manager
8 6 (4.35%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.87%) Web Services
2 5 (3.62%) HTML
3 4 (2.90%) CSS
3 4 (2.90%) Kafka
4 3 (2.17%) .NET
4 3 (2.17%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.17%) JSON
5 2 (1.45%) HTML5
6 1 (0.72%) CSS3
6 1 (0.72%) Flash
6 1 (0.72%) J2EE
6 1 (0.72%) Java SE
6 1 (0.72%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.64%) Management Information System
2 28 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.59%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (8.70%) Cyber Attack
5 6 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 6 (4.35%) Cybercrime
5 6 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 5 (3.62%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.90%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.17%) Blog
8 3 (2.17%) CESG
8 3 (2.17%) Social Media
9 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.67%) Linux
2 19 (13.77%) Windows
3 8 (5.80%) Unix
4 4 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.72%) AIX
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (57.97%) Cybersecurity
2 78 (56.52%) Information Security
3 38 (27.54%) SIEM
4 36 (26.09%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 36 (26.09%) Threat Intelligence
5 35 (25.36%) Risk Management
6 32 (23.19%) Analytics
7 31 (22.46%) Security Architecture
8 28 (20.29%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (20.29%) Identity Access Management
9 27 (19.57%) Deep Packet Inspection
10 25 (18.12%) Threat Detection
11 24 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
12 23 (16.67%) Data Analysis
13 22 (15.94%) Visualisation
14 19 (13.77%) Data Visualisation
15 17 (12.32%) Data Analytics
15 17 (12.32%) Security Management
16 15 (10.87%) Security Operations
17 14 (10.14%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.43%) Python
2 32 (23.19%) Java
3 20 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 10 (7.25%) SQL
5 9 (6.52%) C#
5 9 (6.52%) C++
5 9 (6.52%) Ruby
5 9 (6.52%) Shell Script
6 8 (5.80%) C
7 7 (5.07%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.62%) R
8 5 (3.62%) Scala
9 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 32 (23.19%) CISSP
1 32 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.12%) Degree
3 22 (15.94%) CISM
3 22 (15.94%) DV Cleared
4 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.52%) CISA
5 9 (6.52%) ISEB
5 9 (6.52%) ISTQB
6 8 (5.80%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (5.07%) ISSAP
8 4 (2.90%) SANS
9 3 (2.17%) APMP
9 3 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.17%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.17%) PMP
10 2 (1.45%) CCNA
10 2 (1.45%) CCNP
10 2 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (11.59%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.07%) GPG13
4 6 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.45%) COBIT
5 2 (1.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (5.07%) Firmware
2 6 (4.35%) Snort
3 5 (3.62%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (4.35%) ArcSight ESM
2 6 (4.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (4.35%) RSA Archer
2 6 (4.35%) RSA enVision
2 6 (4.35%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (2.90%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.45%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 2 (1.45%) QRadar
4 2 (1.45%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 12 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.97%) HP
3 10 (7.25%) Cisco
4 7 (5.07%) ArcSight
5 6 (4.35%) LogLogic
5 6 (4.35%) Sourcefire
5 6 (4.35%) Splunk
5 6 (4.35%) Symantec
5 6 (4.35%) Trend Micro
6 5 (3.62%) CheckPoint
6 5 (3.62%) Oracle
7 4 (2.90%) Intel
7 4 (2.90%) Riverbed
8 3 (2.17%) hybris
8 3 (2.17%) McAfee
8 3 (2.17%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.45%) AlienVault
9 2 (1.45%) AVG
9 2 (1.45%) Citrix
9 2 (1.45%) Kaspersky