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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 781 860 917
Rank change year-on-year +79 +57  
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 93 75 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.076% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.18% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 68 72 33
Median salary £75,000 £60,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £50,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £96,500 £75,000 £77,000
UK excluding London median salary £75,000 £58,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year +28.20% +32.20%  

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 37496 40573 44751
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.16% 41.23% 40.88%
Number of salaries quoted 29273 33282 35719
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 £29,500 £28,250
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 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyber Defence in the UK

Cyber Defence
Top 25 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 28 June 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 +69 93 £75,000 +25.00% 11
London +43 57 £75,000 +25.00% 3
South East +55 20 £75,000 +25.00% 3
South West -3 12 £45,000 -18.18%
Surrey +34 9 £75,000 +36.36% 2
Staines - 9 £75,000 - 2
Oxfordshire - 6 £75,000 -
Oxford - 6 £75,000 -
Gloucestershire -1 5 £45,000 -18.18%
Bristol -17 5 - -
City of London +30 4 £62,500 +4.16% 2
North West -38 4 £37,500 -40.00% 3
Gloucester - 4 £41,250 -
Berkshire +34 3 £56,250 -
Manchester -35 3 £37,500 -40.00% 2
Reading +23 1 £42,500 -
Hampshire +13 1 £37,500 -40.00% 1
Cheltenham +4 1 £55,000 -
Fareham - 1 £37,500 -
Slough - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £70,000 -
Kent - 1 £70,000 -
Swindon - 1 £75,000 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 96 (61.94%) Information Security
2 91 (58.71%) Cybersecurity
3 46 (29.68%) Firewall
4 45 (29.03%) Java
5 43 (27.74%) Python
5 43 (27.74%) Finance
6 41 (26.45%) Security Cleared
7 38 (24.52%) Management Information System
8 37 (23.87%) Security Architecture
9 36 (23.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 36 (23.23%) Risk Management
10 35 (22.58%) CISSP
11 34 (21.94%) Analytical Skills
12 33 (21.29%) Identity Access Management
12 33 (21.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 33 (21.29%) Threat Intelligence
12 33 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (20.65%) DV Cleared
14 30 (19.35%) SIEM
14 30 (19.35%) Linux
15 28 (18.06%) Windows
15 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
15 28 (18.06%) Data Analysis
16 27 (17.42%) Degree
16 27 (17.42%) Analytics
16 27 (17.42%) Visualisation
17 26 (16.77%) Threat Detection
18 24 (15.48%) Deep Packet Inspection
18 24 (15.48%) Data Visualisation
18 24 (15.48%) CISM

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 6 (3.87%) JBoss
1 6 (3.87%) WebLogic
1 6 (3.87%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.29%) Confluence
3 2 (1.29%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.94%) GIMP
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (29.68%) Firewall
2 16 (10.32%) Network Security
3 9 (5.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.58%) DNS
5 4 (2.58%) Internet
6 3 (1.94%) HTTP
7 2 (1.29%) FTP
7 2 (1.29%) VPN
8 1 (0.65%) DMZ
8 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 8 (5.16%) MongoDB
3 7 (4.52%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.87%) MySQL
4 6 (3.87%) OrientDB
5 5 (3.23%) Data Lake
5 5 (3.23%) GIS
5 5 (3.23%) Maltego
5 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.94%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Cucumber
1 15 (9.68%) Selenium
2 14 (9.03%) LoadRunner
3 13 (8.39%) JMeter
4 3 (1.94%) JIRA
5 2 (1.29%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.29%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.65%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.65%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
General
1 43 (27.74%) Finance
2 12 (7.74%) Law
3 10 (6.45%) Banking
4 7 (4.52%) Retail
5 6 (3.87%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.94%) Advertising
7 3 (1.94%) Military
8 1 (0.65%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 28 (18.06%) Architect
1 28 (18.06%) Security Architect
2 20 (12.90%) Analyst
3 18 (11.61%) Consultant
3 18 (11.61%) Security Specialist
4 14 (9.03%) Security Analyst
4 14 (9.03%) Test Engineer
5 13 (8.39%) IT Security Specialist
6 11 (7.10%) Security Manager
7 10 (6.45%) IT Analyst
7 10 (6.45%) IT Security Analyst
7 10 (6.45%) Security Consultant
8 9 (5.81%) Developer
8 9 (5.81%) Information Architect
8 9 (5.81%) Information Security Architect
8 9 (5.81%) Security Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Digital Transformation
9 7 (4.52%) Software Developer
10 6 (3.87%) Information Security Advisor
10 6 (3.87%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.90%) Web Services
2 11 (7.10%) HTML
3 9 (5.81%) CSS
4 8 (5.16%) HTML5
5 7 (4.52%) J2EE
6 6 (3.87%) CSS3
6 6 (3.87%) Java SE
7 3 (1.94%) .NET
7 3 (1.94%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.94%) JSON
8 2 (1.29%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.29%) Node.js
9 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 38 (24.52%) Management Information System
2 34 (21.94%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (13.55%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (3.87%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 5 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.23%) Cyber Attack
5 5 (3.23%) Cybercrime
6 4 (2.58%) CESG
6 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.58%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.94%) Blog
7 3 (1.94%) Social Media
8 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.35%) Linux
2 28 (18.06%) Windows
3 18 (11.61%) Unix
4 6 (3.87%) AIX
5 3 (1.94%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.29%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (61.94%) Information Security
2 91 (58.71%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (23.87%) Security Architecture
4 36 (23.23%) Risk Management
5 33 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (21.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 33 (21.29%) Identity Access Management
5 33 (21.29%) Threat Intelligence
6 30 (19.35%) SIEM
7 28 (18.06%) Data Analysis
8 27 (17.42%) Analytics
8 27 (17.42%) Visualisation
9 26 (16.77%) Threat Detection
10 24 (15.48%) Data Visualisation
10 24 (15.48%) Deep Packet Inspection
11 22 (14.19%) Security Management
12 20 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
13 19 (12.26%) Risk Analysis
14 18 (11.61%) Test Strategy
15 16 (10.32%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 45 (29.03%) Java
2 43 (27.74%) Python
3 28 (18.06%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.68%) C#
4 15 (9.68%) C++
5 14 (9.03%) Ruby
6 12 (7.74%) SQL
7 7 (4.52%) C
8 6 (3.87%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.87%) Scala
9 5 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.23%) R
10 3 (1.94%) Perl
11 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (26.45%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.58%) CISSP
3 32 (20.65%) DV Cleared
4 27 (17.42%) Degree
5 24 (15.48%) CISM
6 16 (10.32%) ISEB
7 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
8 14 (9.03%) ISTQB
9 10 (6.45%) CISA
10 7 (4.52%) CESG Certified Professional
10 7 (4.52%) ISSAP
11 4 (2.58%) CEH
11 4 (2.58%) CREST Certified
12 3 (1.94%) GIAC
12 3 (1.94%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
12 3 (1.94%) SANS
13 2 (1.29%) APMP
13 2 (1.29%) GCIA
13 2 (1.29%) GCIH
13 2 (1.29%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (23.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (12.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.94%) GPG13
5 2 (1.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.87%) Firmware
2 3 (1.94%) Snort
3 2 (1.29%) Docker
4 1 (0.65%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (8.39%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (1.29%) ArcSight ESM
3 2 (1.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (1.29%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.29%) EnCase
3 2 (1.29%) FTK
3 2 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.29%) Puppet
3 2 (1.29%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.29%) RSA enVision
3 2 (1.29%) RSA Security Analytics
3 2 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.65%) QRadar
Vendors
1 14 (9.03%) HP
2 10 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.45%) Oracle
3 6 (3.87%) CheckPoint
4 5 (3.23%) Cisco
4 5 (3.23%) Intel
4 5 (3.23%) Splunk
5 4 (2.58%) hybris
5 4 (2.58%) MuleSoft
5 4 (2.58%) Riverbed
6 3 (1.94%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.29%) Citrix
7 2 (1.29%) LogLogic
7 2 (1.29%) Qualys
7 2 (1.29%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.29%) Symantec
7 2 (1.29%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.65%) EMC
8 1 (0.65%) McAfee
8 1 (0.65%) NetIQ
London
Advantage XPO
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday and flexible bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + 30 days holiday and flexible bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Acumin
Salary: Up to £64,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Incredible bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago