Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1034 1105 1211
Rank change year-on-year +71 +106 +45
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 149 151 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.076% 0.047%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 112 128 73
UK median annual salary £67,500 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33,750 £42,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,750 £77,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +18.18% +10.00% +25.00%

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 75584 82519 89404
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.78% 41.66% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57618 67459 71200
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +61 148 £67,500 +12.50% 9
London +69 98 £70,000 - 3
UK excluding London +15 51 £65,000 +18.18% 6
South East +76 25 £75,000 +25.00% 3
South West -13 17 £45,000 -18.18% 2
North of England -4 7 £37,500 -38.78% 1
North West -38 7 £37,500 -38.78% 1
Scotland +5 1 £59,000 +0.85%
East of England +4 1 £26,500 -29.33%

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 90 (60.40%) Information Security
2 83 (55.70%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (29.53%) Firewall
3 44 (29.53%) Python
4 40 (26.85%) Security Architecture
5 38 (25.50%) Java
6 36 (24.16%) Risk Management
6 36 (24.16%) Security Cleared
7 35 (23.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 35 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (22.15%) Management Information System
8 33 (22.15%) CISSP
8 33 (22.15%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 33 (22.15%) Identity Access Management
8 33 (22.15%) Threat Intelligence
9 31 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (20.81%) Finance
9 31 (20.81%) SIEM
10 30 (20.13%) Analytics
11 29 (19.46%) DV Cleared
11 29 (19.46%) Data Analysis
12 28 (18.79%) Visualisation
13 27 (18.12%) Threat Detection
14 25 (16.78%) Degree
14 25 (16.78%) Deep Packet Inspection
14 25 (16.78%) Data Visualisation
15 24 (16.11%) Windows
16 23 (15.44%) Linux
17 22 (14.77%) JavaScript
17 22 (14.77%) Penetration Testing

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 (1.34%) Confluence
1 2 (1.34%) JBoss
1 2 (1.34%) OpenStack
1 2 (1.34%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.34%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) GIMP
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.34%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (29.53%) Firewall
2 16 (10.74%) Network Security
3 9 (6.04%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.36%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.36%) DNS
5 4 (2.68%) HTTP
5 4 (2.68%) Internet
6 3 (2.01%) FTP
7 2 (1.34%) VPN
8 1 (0.67%) DMZ
8 1 (0.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.71%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.36%) Data Lake
2 5 (3.36%) GIS
2 5 (3.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.68%) Maltego
4 2 (1.34%) Big Data
4 2 (1.34%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.34%) MySQL
4 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.34%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 14 (9.40%) Cucumber
1 14 (9.40%) LoadRunner
1 14 (9.40%) Selenium
2 13 (8.72%) JMeter
3 3 (2.01%) JIRA
4 2 (1.34%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.34%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.34%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.67%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (20.81%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Banking
2 10 (6.71%) Law
3 8 (5.37%) Retail
4 7 (4.70%) Military
5 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.68%) Legal
7 3 (2.01%) Advertising
8 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.67%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.67%) Marketing
9 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.67%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 29 (19.46%) Architect
1 29 (19.46%) Security Architect
2 21 (14.09%) Security Specialist
3 17 (11.41%) Analyst
4 16 (10.74%) Consultant
5 14 (9.40%) IT Security Specialist
6 13 (8.72%) Security Analyst
6 13 (8.72%) Test Engineer
7 12 (8.05%) Security Manager
8 10 (6.71%) IT Analyst
8 10 (6.71%) IT Security Analyst
8 10 (6.71%) Security Engineer
9 9 (6.04%) Information Architect
9 9 (6.04%) Information Security Architect
9 9 (6.04%) Security Consultant
10 8 (5.37%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 7 (4.70%) Cybersecurity Specialist
11 7 (4.70%) Digital Transformation
11 7 (4.70%) Technical Security Specialist
11 7 (4.70%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.41%) Web Services
2 5 (3.36%) CSS
2 5 (3.36%) HTML
3 3 (2.01%) .NET
3 3 (2.01%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.01%) JSON
4 2 (1.34%) CSS3
4 2 (1.34%) HTML5
4 2 (1.34%) J2EE
4 2 (1.34%) Java SE
4 2 (1.34%) Kafka
5 1 (0.67%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (22.15%) Management Information System
2 31 (20.81%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (10.74%) Cyberthreat
4 9 (6.04%) Cyber Attack
4 9 (6.04%) Cybercrime
5 5 (3.36%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.68%) CESG
6 4 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (2.01%) Blog
7 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.01%) Social Media
8 1 (0.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 1 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 24 (16.11%) Windows
2 23 (15.44%) Linux
3 11 (7.38%) Unix
4 3 (2.01%) Mac OS
5 2 (1.34%) AIX
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (60.40%) Information Security
2 83 (55.70%) Cybersecurity
3 40 (26.85%) Security Architecture
4 36 (24.16%) Risk Management
5 35 (23.49%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (22.15%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 33 (22.15%) Identity Access Management
6 33 (22.15%) Threat Intelligence
7 31 (20.81%) SIEM
8 30 (20.13%) Analytics
9 29 (19.46%) Data Analysis
10 28 (18.79%) Visualisation
11 27 (18.12%) Threat Detection
12 25 (16.78%) Data Visualisation
12 25 (16.78%) Deep Packet Inspection
13 22 (14.77%) Penetration Testing
14 20 (13.42%) Risk Analysis
14 20 (13.42%) Security Management
15 18 (12.08%) Test Strategy
16 16 (10.74%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.53%) Python
2 38 (25.50%) Java
3 22 (14.77%) JavaScript
4 15 (10.07%) C#
5 14 (9.40%) C++
5 14 (9.40%) Ruby
6 9 (6.04%) SQL
7 7 (4.70%) C
8 5 (3.36%) R
8 5 (3.36%) Scala
9 4 (2.68%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.34%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (24.16%) Security Cleared
2 33 (22.15%) CISSP
3 29 (19.46%) DV Cleared
4 25 (16.78%) Degree
5 22 (14.77%) CISM
6 18 (12.08%) SC Cleared
7 16 (10.74%) ISEB
8 14 (9.40%) ISTQB
9 8 (5.37%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (5.37%) CISA
10 7 (4.70%) ISSAP
11 3 (2.01%) APMP
11 3 (2.01%) CREST Certified
11 3 (2.01%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 3 (2.01%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.01%) PMP
12 2 (1.34%) CCNA
12 2 (1.34%) CEH
12 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.67%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (23.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (11.41%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.68%) GPG13
3 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (2.01%) GDPR
5 1 (0.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (4.70%) Firmware
2 4 (2.68%) Snort
3 2 (1.34%) Docker
4 1 (0.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (8.72%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (2.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (2.01%) ArcSight ESM
4 3 (2.01%) RSA Archer
4 3 (2.01%) RSA enVision
4 3 (2.01%) RSA Security Analytics
4 3 (2.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.34%) Puppet
6 1 (0.67%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (9.40%) HP
2 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (4.03%) CheckPoint
3 6 (4.03%) Oracle
4 5 (3.36%) ArcSight
4 5 (3.36%) Cisco
4 5 (3.36%) Intel
5 4 (2.68%) hybris
5 4 (2.68%) MuleSoft
5 4 (2.68%) Riverbed
5 4 (2.68%) Splunk
6 3 (2.01%) LogLogic
6 3 (2.01%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.01%) Symantec
6 3 (2.01%) Trend Micro
7 2 (1.34%) Citrix
8 1 (0.67%) EMC
8 1 (0.67%) McAfee
8 1 (0.67%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.67%) Palantir