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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 797 908 923
Rank change year-on-year +111 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 68 42 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.040% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.095% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 60 31 49
Median salary £61,250 £55,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.36% +29.41%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £52,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £88,000 £70,000 £63,100
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +37.50%  

Cyber Defence is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35226 44197 45139
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 40.95% 42.60% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 28476 35751 35689
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

Cyber Defence
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cyber Defence as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Top 26 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +116 64 £62,500 +13.63% 11
London +106 42 £62,500 +8.69% 2
South West +13 11 £55,000 - 3
Gloucestershire 0 7 £45,000 -18.18% 3
South East +68 6 £72,500 +38.09% 5
City of London - 6 £62,500 - 1
Cheltenham +5 5 £55,000 - 1
Scotland +16 4 £59,000 +0.85%
Edinburgh +10 4 £59,000 +0.85%
North West -26 4 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Manchester -35 3 £37,500 -31.81% 1
Oxford - 3 £75,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £75,000 -
Gloucester +10 2 £41,250 -9.34% 1
Bristol - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £35,500 -
Farnborough - 1 £33,500 -
East of England - 1 £26,500 -
Wiltshire - 1 £75,000 -
Kent - 1 £70,000 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £26,500 -
Swindon - 1 £75,000 -
Feltham - 1 £40,000 -
Fareham - 1 £37,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £26,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 89 (60.54%) Cybersecurity
2 67 (45.58%) Information Security
3 50 (34.01%) Finance
4 45 (30.61%) Security Cleared
5 40 (27.21%) Firewall
6 39 (26.53%) Java
7 33 (22.45%) SIEM
7 33 (22.45%) Identity Access Management
8 29 (19.73%) DV Cleared
9 28 (19.05%) Linux
9 28 (19.05%) CISSP
10 26 (17.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 26 (17.69%) Threat Intelligence
11 25 (17.01%) Software Engineering
12 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
12 24 (16.33%) Threat Detection
13 23 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (14.97%) Deep Packet Inspection
15 21 (14.29%) Unix
16 20 (13.61%) HTML
16 20 (13.61%) Management Information System
16 20 (13.61%) Risk Management
17 19 (12.93%) Degree
17 19 (12.93%) HTML5
17 19 (12.93%) MongoDB
18 18 (12.24%) CISM
18 18 (12.24%) Python
19 17 (11.56%) Windows
19 17 (11.56%) SQL

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 13 (8.84%) JBoss
1 13 (8.84%) WebLogic
1 13 (8.84%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.36%) Confluence
3 2 (1.36%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.36%) GitHub
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.21%) Firewall
2 7 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (4.08%) DNS
4 4 (2.72%) HTTPS
4 4 (2.72%) Internet
4 4 (2.72%) Network Security
4 4 (2.72%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.04%) HTTP
5 3 (2.04%) SSL
6 2 (1.36%) VPN
6 2 (1.36%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.68%) DMZ
7 1 (0.68%) FTP
7 1 (0.68%) IPv4
7 1 (0.68%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.93%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.20%) NoSQL
3 13 (8.84%) MySQL
3 13 (8.84%) OrientDB
4 8 (5.44%) Big Data
5 2 (1.36%) GIS
5 2 (1.36%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.36%) Maltego
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.68%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 12 (8.16%) Cucumber
1 12 (8.16%) Selenium
2 7 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 6 (4.08%) JMeter
4 3 (2.04%) JIRA
5 2 (1.36%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.36%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.68%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.68%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.68%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (34.01%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Banking
3 7 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.72%) French Language
4 4 (2.72%) German Language
4 4 (2.72%) Retail
5 3 (2.04%) Law
5 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.68%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 28 (19.05%) Architect
2 27 (18.37%) Security Architect
3 22 (14.97%) Analyst
4 20 (13.61%) Consultant
5 17 (11.56%) Developer
6 16 (10.88%) Security Analyst
7 14 (9.52%) Security Manager
8 12 (8.16%) Cybersecurity Manager
8 12 (8.16%) Test Engineer
9 11 (7.48%) Software Developer
10 9 (6.12%) Security Consultant
11 8 (5.44%) Software Engineer
12 7 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 7 (4.76%) IT Analyst
12 7 (4.76%) IT Security Analyst
13 6 (4.08%) Big Data Engineer
13 6 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 6 (4.08%) Data Engineer
13 6 (4.08%) Information Security Advisor
13 6 (4.08%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.61%) HTML
2 19 (12.93%) HTML5
3 15 (10.20%) J2EE
3 15 (10.20%) Web Services
4 13 (8.84%) CSS
4 13 (8.84%) CSS3
4 13 (8.84%) Java SE
5 6 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 6 (4.08%) Node.js
6 1 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (13.61%) Management Information System
3 15 (10.20%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (6.12%) Cybercrime
5 7 (4.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 6 (4.08%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.08%) Cyber Attack
7 3 (2.04%) CESG
8 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.68%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.05%) Linux
2 21 (14.29%) Unix
3 17 (11.56%) Windows
4 13 (8.84%) AIX
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (60.54%) Cybersecurity
2 67 (45.58%) Information Security
3 33 (22.45%) Identity Access Management
3 33 (22.45%) SIEM
4 26 (17.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 26 (17.69%) Threat Intelligence
5 25 (17.01%) Software Engineering
6 24 (16.33%) Threat Detection
7 23 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (14.97%) Deep Packet Inspection
9 20 (13.61%) Risk Management
10 15 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (8.84%) Security Architecture
11 13 (8.84%) Translating Business Requirements
12 12 (8.16%) Data Privacy
12 12 (8.16%) Test Scripting
13 10 (6.80%) Information Assurance
14 9 (6.12%) Analytics
14 9 (6.12%) Security Management
14 9 (6.12%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.53%) Java
2 24 (16.33%) JavaScript
3 18 (12.24%) Python
4 17 (11.56%) SQL
5 13 (8.84%) C++
6 9 (6.12%) C#
7 8 (5.44%) C
7 8 (5.44%) Ruby
8 7 (4.76%) Perl
9 3 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.04%) Scala
10 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.68%) Lua
11 1 (0.68%) R
11 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (30.61%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.73%) DV Cleared
3 28 (19.05%) CISSP
4 19 (12.93%) Degree
5 18 (12.24%) CISM
6 11 (7.48%) CREST Certified
6 11 (7.48%) SC Cleared
7 9 (6.12%) CEH
7 9 (6.12%) ISEB
8 7 (4.76%) ISTQB
9 6 (4.08%) GCIA
9 6 (4.08%) GCIH
10 5 (3.40%) CISA
11 4 (2.72%) CCNA
11 4 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.72%) GIAC
11 4 (2.72%) SANS
12 3 (2.04%) GREM
13 2 (1.36%) CISMP
13 2 (1.36%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (7.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.68%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.72%) Snort
2 2 (1.36%) Docker
2 2 (1.36%) Firmware
3 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.72%) CSIRT
3 3 (2.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 2 (1.36%) EnCase
4 2 (1.36%) FTK
4 2 (1.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.36%) Puppet
4 2 (1.36%) QRadar
5 1 (0.68%) Nessus
5 1 (0.68%) Nmap
5 1 (0.68%) RSA Security Analytics
Vendors
1 15 (10.20%) Oracle
2 7 (4.76%) HP
3 4 (2.72%) Splunk
4 2 (1.36%) CheckPoint
4 2 (1.36%) Citrix
4 2 (1.36%) hybris
4 2 (1.36%) Intel
4 2 (1.36%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.36%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.36%) Qualys
4 2 (1.36%) Sourcefire
5 1 (0.68%) AlienVault
5 1 (0.68%) ArcSight
5 1 (0.68%) Cellebrite
5 1 (0.68%) Cisco
5 1 (0.68%) EMC
5 1 (0.68%) Intel Security
5 1 (0.68%) LogRhythm
5 1 (0.68%) NetIQ
5 1 (0.68%) Palantir
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