Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1035 1022 1226
Rank change year-on-year -13 +204 +26
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 137 150 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.085% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.21% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 100 131 45
UK median annual salary £74,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.55% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £43,500 £36,250 £41,250
90th Percentile £91,250 £91,250 £74,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +24.35%

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 72,949 71,426 89,393
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.65% 40.66% 42.35%
Number of salaries quoted 57,556 58,343 71,806
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 24 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Top 13 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 24 February 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 -2 134 £74,000 +34.55% 5
London +27 83 £80,000 - 3
UK excluding London -47 49 £55,000 - 4
South East +11 17 £75,000 +36.36%
North of England +7 16 £55,000 +29.41%
North West +12 15 £55,000 +29.41%
South West -40 10 £23,000 -58.18% 2
Midlands +10 3 £42,500 -38.18%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Wales - 2 £65,000 - 1
West Midlands +1 1 £42,500 -38.18%
East of England 0 1 £42,000 -30.86%
Yorkshire - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 83 (60.58%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (40.88%) SIEM
2 56 (40.88%) Information Security
3 54 (39.42%) CISSP
4 48 (35.04%) Finance
5 44 (32.12%) Firewall
6 43 (31.39%) SANS
7 41 (29.93%) Penetration Testing
8 36 (26.28%) PCI DSS
9 35 (25.55%) OWASP
10 32 (23.36%) Security Architecture
11 28 (20.44%) Risk Management
12 27 (19.71%) CISM
13 24 (17.52%) Network Security
13 24 (17.52%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 24 (17.52%) Threat Intelligence
14 22 (16.06%) Cyberthreat
15 21 (15.33%) Degree
15 21 (15.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 21 (15.33%) Security Operations
16 20 (14.60%) Cryptography
16 20 (14.60%) Management Information System
17 19 (13.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 18 (13.14%) Artificial Intelligence
18 18 (13.14%) Machine Learning
18 18 (13.14%) Identity Access Management
19 17 (12.41%) Cisco
20 16 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
20 16 (11.68%) GIAC
20 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure

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 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (1.46%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.95%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (32.12%) Firewall
2 24 (17.52%) Network Security
3 12 (8.76%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.30%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (5.11%) Internet
6 4 (2.92%) DNS
6 4 (2.92%) FTP
6 4 (2.92%) HTTP
7 3 (2.19%) VLAN
7 3 (2.19%) VPN
8 2 (1.46%) LAN
8 2 (1.46%) SAN
8 2 (1.46%) WAN
9 1 (0.73%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.11%) Big Data
2 2 (1.46%) MySQL
2 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) JMeter
1 2 (1.46%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (35.04%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Legal
2 7 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.38%) Games
4 3 (2.19%) Law
4 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.19%) Military
4 3 (2.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Advertising
5 2 (1.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.73%) Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
6 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (20.44%) Analyst
1 28 (20.44%) Security Specialist
2 25 (18.25%) Architect
3 22 (16.06%) Security Architect
4 18 (13.14%) Security Analyst
5 13 (9.49%) Consultant
6 12 (8.76%) Application Security Specialist
6 12 (8.76%) Applications Specialist
6 12 (8.76%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 11 (8.03%) Security Engineer
7 11 (8.03%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (7.30%) Security Consultant
9 8 (5.84%) Security Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.11%) SOC Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Information Security Consultant
11 6 (4.38%) IT Engineer
12 5 (3.65%) Security Manager
13 4 (2.92%) IT Security Architect
13 4 (2.92%) IT Security Specialist
13 4 (2.92%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.19%) SailPoint
2 2 (1.46%) Java EE
2 2 (1.46%) Kafka
2 2 (1.46%) REST
3 1 (0.73%) Flash
3 1 (0.73%) HTML
3 1 (0.73%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) Cyberthreat
2 20 (14.60%) Management Information System
3 14 (10.22%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (8.03%) PKI
6 10 (7.30%) Fintech
7 9 (6.57%) Cyberattack
8 7 (5.11%) Computer Science
9 6 (4.38%) Public Cloud
10 4 (2.92%) Client/Server
10 4 (2.92%) Data Centre
10 4 (2.92%) Virtual Team
11 3 (2.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (2.19%) VAX
12 2 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.73%) Device Driver
13 1 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.49%) Windows
2 9 (6.57%) Linux
3 8 (5.84%) Unix
4 5 (3.65%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (60.58%) Cybersecurity
2 56 (40.88%) Information Security
2 56 (40.88%) SIEM
3 41 (29.93%) Penetration Testing
4 35 (25.55%) OWASP
5 32 (23.36%) Security Architecture
6 28 (20.44%) Risk Management
7 24 (17.52%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 24 (17.52%) Threat Intelligence
8 21 (15.33%) Security Operations
9 20 (14.60%) Cryptography
10 19 (13.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 18 (13.14%) Artificial Intelligence
11 18 (13.14%) Identity Access Management
11 18 (13.14%) Machine Learning
12 16 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (10.95%) Software Deployment
14 14 (10.22%) Analytics
15 13 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (9.49%) Deep Packet Inspection
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.57%) Python
2 8 (5.84%) C
3 7 (5.11%) Shell Script
4 6 (4.38%) SQL
5 5 (3.65%) Java
6 4 (2.92%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.19%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.19%) Ruby
8 2 (1.46%) C#
8 2 (1.46%) C++
8 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.46%) Perl
Qualifications
1 54 (39.42%) CISSP
2 43 (31.39%) SANS
3 27 (19.71%) CISM
4 21 (15.33%) Degree
5 16 (11.68%) GIAC
6 15 (10.95%) CSSLP
7 14 (10.22%) CISA
8 12 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (6.57%) SC Cleared
9 9 (6.57%) Security Cleared
10 8 (5.84%) CCNP
10 8 (5.84%) GCIH
11 7 (5.11%) OSCP
12 6 (4.38%) CCDP
12 6 (4.38%) CCIE
12 6 (4.38%) CCIE Security
12 6 (4.38%) CEH
12 6 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (4.38%) GCIA
12 6 (4.38%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (26.28%) PCI DSS
2 21 (15.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (10.95%) GCP
3 15 (10.95%) HIPAA
4 10 (7.30%) GDPR
5 9 (6.57%) QA
6 8 (5.84%) COBIT
7 4 (2.92%) GPG13
8 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (5.11%) Snort
2 5 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.46%) Docker
4 2 (1.46%) Firmware
4 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) WebInspect
2 7 (5.11%) QRadar
3 6 (4.38%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (3.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 5 (3.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (2.92%) ArcSight ESM
5 4 (2.92%) RSA Archer
5 4 (2.92%) RSA enVision
5 4 (2.92%) RSA Security Analytics
5 4 (2.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.19%) Suricata
7 1 (0.73%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.73%) Nessus
7 1 (0.73%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 17 (12.41%) Cisco
2 15 (10.95%) Veracode
3 13 (9.49%) HP
4 10 (7.30%) ArcSight
4 10 (7.30%) McAfee
4 10 (7.30%) Sourcefire
4 10 (7.30%) Splunk
5 7 (5.11%) AlienVault
5 7 (5.11%) AVG
5 7 (5.11%) Kaspersky
6 6 (4.38%) FireEye
6 6 (4.38%) Juniper
6 6 (4.38%) WorldPay
7 5 (3.65%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.92%) LogLogic
8 4 (2.92%) Symantec
8 4 (2.92%) Trend Micro
9 3 (2.19%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.19%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.19%) Qualys