Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1002 1049 1037
Rank change year-on-year +47 -12 +191
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 108 145 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.082% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 61 110 128
UK median annual salary £50,000 £74,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.43% +25.42% +7.27%
10th Percentile £27,000 £43,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £91,250 £95,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -31.82% - -

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 61,996 70,460 68,513
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.80% 40.05% 39.78%
Number of salaries quoted 47,363 55,633 55,653
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% -1.01%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 +31 93 £50,000 -32.43% 23
UK excluding London +89 65 £37,500 -31.82% 16
East of England +99 41 £35,000 -50.00% 3
London -7 28 £63,750 -20.31% 7
South West +30 11 £52,500 +128.26% 5
North of England +35 6 £26,500 -51.82% 4
South East +28 6 £42,500 -43.33% 2
North West +26 6 £26,500 -52.89% 4
Midlands +36 1 £65,900 +55.06% 2
West Midlands +27 1 £65,900 +55.06% 2

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 64 (59.26%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (58.33%) SIEM
3 60 (55.56%) Firewall
4 54 (50.00%) Security Operations
5 42 (38.89%) Windows
6 41 (37.96%) Security Operations Centre
7 36 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
8 32 (29.63%) CISSP
9 28 (25.93%) Information Security
10 27 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (24.07%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 26 (24.07%) Threat Intelligence
12 25 (23.15%) Retail
13 24 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
14 23 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
14 23 (21.30%) Linux
14 23 (21.30%) CCNA
15 22 (20.37%) Security Cleared
16 21 (19.44%) Degree
16 21 (19.44%) DNS
16 21 (19.44%) DHCP
17 20 (18.52%) CEH
17 20 (18.52%) Risk Management
18 19 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (17.59%) Incident Management
18 19 (17.59%) Computer Science
18 19 (17.59%) Identity Access Management
19 18 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
19 18 (16.67%) Qualys
19 18 (16.67%) GIAC

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 5 (4.63%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.85%) Apache
2 2 (1.85%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (55.56%) Firewall
2 21 (19.44%) DHCP
2 21 (19.44%) DNS
3 18 (16.67%) Internet
4 13 (12.04%) FTP
4 13 (12.04%) SSL
4 13 (12.04%) Wireshark
5 12 (11.11%) SMTP
6 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
7 7 (6.48%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (5.56%) Sourcefire
9 5 (4.63%) AMQP
10 2 (1.85%) Network Security
11 1 (0.93%) IPsec
11 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) Big Data
2 6 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Cucumber
1 4 (3.70%) Selenium
2 3 (2.78%) JMeter
2 3 (2.78%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (23.15%) Retail
2 12 (11.11%) Military
3 10 (9.26%) Aerospace
4 6 (5.56%) Finance
5 3 (2.78%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (31.48%) Analyst
2 15 (13.89%) Security Engineer
2 15 (13.89%) Team Leader
3 14 (12.96%) Cyber Defence Analyst
4 11 (10.19%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 7 (6.48%) Consultant
5 7 (6.48%) Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Senior Security Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (4.63%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.63%) SIEM Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Security Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) SOC Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Test Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Incident Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) RESTful
2 3 (2.78%) Entity Framework
2 3 (2.78%) Gherkin
2 3 (2.78%) Node.js
2 3 (2.78%) WPF
3 2 (1.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 41 (37.96%) Security Operations Centre
2 36 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
3 27 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (14.81%) Management Information System
5 15 (13.89%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (12.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 12 (11.11%) e-Learning
8 5 (4.63%) Cyberattack
9 3 (2.78%) Blog
9 3 (2.78%) Cybercrime
9 3 (2.78%) Robotics
9 3 (2.78%) User Experience
10 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.89%) Windows
2 23 (21.30%) Linux
3 7 (6.48%) Unix
3 7 (6.48%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.85%) CentOS
5 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.93%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (59.26%) Cybersecurity
2 63 (58.33%) SIEM
3 54 (50.00%) Security Operations
4 28 (25.93%) Information Security
5 26 (24.07%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 26 (24.07%) Threat Intelligence
6 24 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
7 20 (18.52%) Risk Management
8 19 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (17.59%) Computer Science
8 19 (17.59%) Identity Access Management
8 19 (17.59%) Incident Management
9 18 (16.67%) Event Correlation
9 18 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (13.89%) Computer Forensics
11 15 (13.89%) Information Management
12 14 (12.96%) Validation
13 13 (12.04%) Analytics
13 13 (12.04%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.81%) Python
2 12 (11.11%) Java
3 9 (8.33%) C#
3 9 (8.33%) C++
4 6 (5.56%) Perl
5 5 (4.63%) C
6 3 (2.78%) Ruby
7 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (29.63%) CISSP
2 23 (21.30%) CCNA
2 23 (21.30%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (20.37%) Security Cleared
4 21 (19.44%) Degree
5 20 (18.52%) CEH
6 18 (16.67%) GIAC
7 17 (15.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (14.81%) DV Cleared
9 15 (13.89%) GCIH
10 14 (12.96%) GCIA
11 13 (12.04%) GSEC
11 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
12 12 (11.11%) GCFA
12 12 (11.11%) GCFE
12 12 (11.11%) GREM
13 8 (7.41%) CREST Certified
13 8 (7.41%) SSCP
14 7 (6.48%) CompTIA Security+
15 6 (5.56%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) RSA Security Analytics
1 12 (11.11%) Stealthwatch
2 8 (7.41%) Nessus
3 7 (6.48%) RSA Archer
4 6 (5.56%) Puppet
5 5 (4.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (3.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (2.78%) Ansible
7 3 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.93%) CASB
8 1 (0.93%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.93%) Nagios
8 1 (0.93%) Nmap
8 1 (0.93%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (16.67%) Qualys
2 16 (14.81%) Cisco
3 15 (13.89%) CheckPoint
4 13 (12.04%) Splunk
5 12 (11.11%) Symantec
6 11 (10.19%) VMware
7 10 (9.26%) Citrix
8 7 (6.48%) ArcSight
8 7 (6.48%) Darktrace
8 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.56%) McAfee
9 6 (5.56%) NetScout
9 6 (5.56%) NetWitness
9 6 (5.56%) Oracle
9 6 (5.56%) Palo Alto
9 6 (5.56%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.78%) AlgoSec
10 3 (2.78%) CyberArk
10 3 (2.78%) HP
10 3 (2.78%) Trend Micro