Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1061 1052 1137
Rank change year-on-year -9 +85 +59
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 111 149 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.085% 0.075%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 71 112 126
UK median annual salary £69,000 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £50,000 £33,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18% +10.00%

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 73,510 77,931 85,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.50% 44.30% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56,800 59,559 69,813
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Top 10 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 20 August 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 -8 107 £70,000 +3.70% 23
London -3 60 £75,000 +7.14% 11
UK excluding London +29 47 £60,000 -7.69% 12
East of England +35 17 £80,000 +201.89% 2
South West +4 16 £57,500 +27.78% 7
North of England +21 9 £60,000 +60.00% 2
North West +21 8 £60,000 +60.00% 2
Scotland -8 3 £55,000 -6.78%
South East -17 2 £48,750 -35.00%
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 66 (59.46%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (35.14%) Information Security
3 34 (30.63%) Python
4 31 (27.93%) SIEM
5 29 (26.13%) Java
6 26 (23.42%) CISSP
7 25 (22.52%) Penetration Testing
8 24 (21.62%) CEH
9 22 (19.82%) C++
10 20 (18.02%) Firewall
10 20 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (17.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 19 (17.12%) Security Operations
11 19 (17.12%) Threat Intelligence
11 19 (17.12%) C
12 18 (16.22%) Cyber Intelligence
12 18 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (15.32%) Cyberthreat
13 17 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (15.32%) Risk Management
13 17 (15.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 17 (15.32%) PCI DSS
14 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
14 16 (14.41%) Linux
15 15 (13.51%) Splunk
15 15 (13.51%) Degree
15 15 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (13.51%) Identity Access Management
15 15 (13.51%) CREST Certified
16 14 (12.61%) ITIL

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 (8.11%) Tomcat
2 7 (6.31%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.80%) Apache
3 2 (1.80%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.80%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.02%) Firewall
2 12 (10.81%) Network Security
3 10 (9.01%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (9.01%) Wireshark
4 4 (3.60%) IMAP
4 4 (3.60%) SMTP
4 4 (3.60%) Sourcefire
4 4 (3.60%) SSL
4 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.80%) DNS
5 2 (1.80%) HTTP
5 2 (1.80%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.11%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.41%) Big Data
3 5 (4.50%) HBase
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.90%) Redis
7 1 (0.90%) Riak
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.31%) Selenium
3 6 (5.41%) JIRA
4 5 (4.50%) Ant
4 5 (4.50%) CA Release Automation
4 5 (4.50%) Gradle
4 5 (4.50%) IntelliJ
4 5 (4.50%) JUnit
4 5 (4.50%) Maven
4 5 (4.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.80%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.80%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.90%) JMeter
6 1 (0.90%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.90%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (10.81%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Retail
3 7 (6.31%) Law
4 5 (4.50%) Banking
4 5 (4.50%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.60%) Marketing
6 3 (2.70%) Electronics
6 3 (2.70%) Legal
6 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.70%) Military
6 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.80%) Games
7 2 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 22 (19.82%) Analyst
2 15 (13.51%) Security Specialist
3 11 (9.91%) Developer
3 11 (9.91%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 11 (9.91%) Senior Security Specialist
4 10 (9.01%) Consultant
4 10 (9.01%) Penetration Tester
4 10 (9.01%) Security Analyst
4 10 (9.01%) Tester
5 9 (8.11%) Security Consultant
6 8 (7.21%) Architect
6 8 (7.21%) Security Architect
7 7 (6.31%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Security Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.50%) Integration Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Java Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) AngularJS
2 10 (9.01%) HTML
3 9 (8.11%) SAML
3 9 (8.11%) Spring
4 6 (5.41%) Kafka
5 5 (4.50%) .NET
5 5 (4.50%) CSS
5 5 (4.50%) Flask
5 5 (4.50%) LDAP
5 5 (4.50%) NumPy
5 5 (4.50%) Pandas
5 5 (4.50%) scikit-learn
5 5 (4.50%) SciPy
6 4 (3.60%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.60%) EJB
6 4 (3.60%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.60%) J2EE
6 4 (3.60%) Java EE
7 3 (2.70%) Google Maps API
8 2 (1.80%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.02%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (15.32%) Cyberthreat
3 13 (11.71%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (10.81%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.11%) Cyberattack
5 9 (8.11%) Cybercrime
6 8 (7.21%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 8 (7.21%) Fintech
6 8 (7.21%) Management Information System
6 8 (7.21%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (4.50%) PKI
7 5 (4.50%) Public Cloud
8 4 (3.60%) FMCG
9 3 (2.70%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.90%) CESG
11 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.41%) Linux
2 9 (8.11%) Windows
3 5 (4.50%) Unix
4 3 (2.70%) Android
4 3 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (59.46%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (35.14%) Information Security
3 31 (27.93%) SIEM
4 25 (22.52%) Penetration Testing
5 19 (17.12%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 19 (17.12%) Security Operations
5 19 (17.12%) Threat Intelligence
6 18 (16.22%) Cyber Intelligence
6 18 (16.22%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (15.32%) Risk Management
8 15 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (13.51%) Identity Access Management
9 14 (12.61%) ITIL
10 13 (11.71%) Analytics
10 13 (11.71%) Data Loss Prevention
10 13 (11.71%) OWASP
11 12 (10.81%) Incident Management
12 11 (9.91%) Ethical Hacking
12 11 (9.91%) Malware Analysis
12 11 (9.91%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (30.63%) Python
2 29 (26.13%) Java
3 22 (19.82%) C++
4 19 (17.12%) C
5 13 (11.71%) Ruby
6 12 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 12 (10.81%) Perl
7 9 (8.11%) C#
8 7 (6.31%) SQL
9 5 (4.50%) Java 8
10 2 (1.80%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.90%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (23.42%) CISSP
2 24 (21.62%) CEH
3 17 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
5 15 (13.51%) CREST Certified
5 15 (13.51%) Degree
6 13 (11.71%) SANS
7 11 (9.91%) CCNA
7 11 (9.91%) GCFA
7 11 (9.91%) GCIA
7 11 (9.91%) GCIH
7 11 (9.91%) GREM
8 9 (8.11%) CISA
8 9 (8.11%) CISM
8 9 (8.11%) DV Cleared
8 9 (8.11%) OSCP
8 9 (8.11%) SC Cleared
9 8 (7.21%) GCFE
9 8 (7.21%) GSEC
10 6 (5.41%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 17 (15.32%) PCI DSS
2 10 (9.01%) COBIT
3 6 (5.41%) GDPR
4 5 (4.50%) QA
5 4 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.80%) GCP
6 2 (1.80%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.80%) Docker
2 2 (1.80%) Snort
2 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.80%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (9.01%) Single Sign-On
2 8 (7.21%) RSA Security Analytics
2 8 (7.21%) Stealthwatch
3 5 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.60%) OpenView
5 3 (2.70%) Ansible
6 2 (1.80%) CASB
7 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (13.51%) Splunk
2 14 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.01%) CheckPoint
4 9 (8.11%) Cisco
4 9 (8.11%) Qualys
4 9 (8.11%) WorldPay
5 8 (7.21%) Symantec
6 6 (5.41%) Juniper
7 5 (4.50%) Cloudera
7 5 (4.50%) HP
8 4 (3.60%) Remedy
9 3 (2.70%) Google
9 3 (2.70%) SAP
10 2 (1.80%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.80%) Veracode
11 1 (0.90%) F5
11 1 (0.90%) FireEye
11 1 (0.90%) Forcepoint
11 1 (0.90%) Intel
11 1 (0.90%) Oracle