Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Defence
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1037 1062 1067
Rank change year-on-year +25 +5 +168
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Defence 105 137 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.078% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 71 96 155
UK median annual salary £62,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.41% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £42,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -8.33%

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 72,606 77,947 81,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.07% 44.59% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56,197 58,601 66,696
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 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 +8 101 £62,500 -7.41% 20
UK excluding London +34 57 £55,000 -8.33% 14
London -6 45 £72,500 -3.33% 7
East of England +49 25 £35,000 -16.67% 5
South West -1 16 £55,000 +80.33% 4
South East -22 7 £75,000 - 2
North of England +25 6 £40,000 +18.52% 1
North West +7 5 £40,000 +18.52%
Scotland - 3 £55,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 65 (61.90%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (35.24%) Information Security
2 37 (35.24%) SIEM
3 35 (33.33%) Python
4 34 (32.38%) CISSP
5 33 (31.43%) Security Operations
6 29 (27.62%) Firewall
6 29 (27.62%) CEH
7 28 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (26.67%) Threat Intelligence
8 27 (25.71%) Cyber Intelligence
8 27 (25.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 26 (24.76%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (24.76%) Linux
10 25 (23.81%) Java
10 25 (23.81%) Cyberthreat
11 22 (20.95%) Analytics
12 21 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 21 (20.00%) GCIH
12 21 (20.00%) GCIA
12 21 (20.00%) Splunk
13 20 (19.05%) GCFA
13 20 (19.05%) Risk Management
13 20 (19.05%) C++
13 20 (19.05%) Perl
13 20 (19.05%) GREM
14 19 (18.10%) Self-Motivation
14 19 (18.10%) Data Loss Prevention
14 19 (18.10%) C
14 19 (18.10%) CCNA

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 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.81%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.90%) Apache
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.62%) Firewall
2 19 (18.10%) Wireshark
3 11 (10.48%) TCP/IP
4 9 (8.57%) HTTP
4 9 (8.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (8.57%) Network Security
4 9 (8.57%) SSL
5 4 (3.81%) HTTPS
5 4 (3.81%) IMAP
5 4 (3.81%) Kerberos
5 4 (3.81%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (3.81%) SAN
5 4 (3.81%) SMTP
6 3 (2.86%) Sourcefire
7 1 (0.95%) DNS
7 1 (0.95%) FTP
7 1 (0.95%) IPsec
7 1 (0.95%) SSH
7 1 (0.95%) tcpdump
7 1 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.81%) Big Data
2 4 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.95%) HBase
4 1 (0.95%) Redis
4 1 (0.95%) Riak
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.76%) Selenium
3 4 (3.81%) AutoIt
3 4 (3.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (3.81%) JIRA
4 3 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.86%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.90%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.90%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.95%) Ant
6 1 (0.95%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.95%) Gradle
6 1 (0.95%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.95%) JMeter
6 1 (0.95%) JUnit
6 1 (0.95%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.95%) Maven
6 1 (0.95%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (16.19%) Retail
2 12 (11.43%) Finance
3 7 (6.67%) Law
4 5 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Marketing
5 3 (2.86%) Electronics
5 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.86%) Military
5 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (27.62%) Analyst
2 15 (14.29%) Consultant
3 13 (12.38%) Tester
4 11 (10.48%) Penetration Tester
5 10 (9.52%) Security Consultant
6 9 (8.57%) Developer
7 8 (7.62%) Security Analyst
7 8 (7.62%) Security Specialist
8 7 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 7 (6.67%) Senior Security Specialist
9 6 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
10 5 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Principal Consultant
11 4 (3.81%) Principal Security Consultant
11 4 (3.81%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Technical Consultant
11 4 (3.81%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.57%) SAML
2 8 (7.62%) SOAP
3 7 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.71%) HTML
5 5 (4.76%) LDAP
5 5 (4.76%) Node.js
5 5 (4.76%) Spring
6 4 (3.81%) .NET
6 4 (3.81%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.81%) EJB
6 4 (3.81%) Hibernate
6 4 (3.81%) J2EE
6 4 (3.81%) Java EE
6 4 (3.81%) OAuth
6 4 (3.81%) REST
6 4 (3.81%) Web Services
7 3 (2.86%) Google Maps API
7 3 (2.86%) RESTful
8 2 (1.90%) Kafka
9 1 (0.95%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (23.81%) Cyberthreat
3 19 (18.10%) Self-Motivation
4 18 (17.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 17 (16.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 11 (10.48%) Computer Science
7 10 (9.52%) Cyberattack
7 10 (9.52%) Cybercrime
8 7 (6.67%) Fintech
9 6 (5.71%) Management Information System
10 4 (3.81%) FMCG
11 3 (2.86%) Device Driver
12 2 (1.90%) PKI
12 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
12 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.95%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.95%) CESG
13 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.76%) Linux
2 16 (15.24%) Windows
3 7 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.86%) Android
4 3 (2.86%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.95%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (61.90%) Cybersecurity
2 37 (35.24%) Information Security
2 37 (35.24%) SIEM
3 33 (31.43%) Security Operations
4 28 (26.67%) Threat Intelligence
5 27 (25.71%) Cyber Intelligence
5 27 (25.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 26 (24.76%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (20.95%) Analytics
8 20 (19.05%) Risk Management
9 19 (18.10%) Data Loss Prevention
10 17 (16.19%) Event Correlation
10 17 (16.19%) Information Management
10 17 (16.19%) Security Management
11 16 (15.24%) Penetration Testing
12 13 (12.38%) Incident Management
13 12 (11.43%) DevOps
13 12 (11.43%) OWASP
14 11 (10.48%) Malware Analysis
15 10 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.33%) Python
2 25 (23.81%) Java
3 20 (19.05%) C++
3 20 (19.05%) Perl
4 19 (18.10%) C
5 13 (12.38%) Ruby
6 10 (9.52%) SQL
7 8 (7.62%) C#
7 8 (7.62%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.71%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.95%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 34 (32.38%) CISSP
2 29 (27.62%) CEH
3 21 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (20.00%) GCIA
3 21 (20.00%) GCIH
4 20 (19.05%) GCFA
4 20 (19.05%) GREM
5 19 (18.10%) CCNA
6 18 (17.14%) GSEC
7 17 (16.19%) GCFE
7 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
8 12 (11.43%) CREST Certified
8 12 (11.43%) SANS
9 10 (9.52%) Degree
9 10 (9.52%) DV Cleared
10 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
11 8 (7.62%) OSCP
12 5 (4.76%) CISA
12 5 (4.76%) CISM
12 5 (4.76%) GWAPT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.71%) COBIT
3 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.90%) GDPR
4 2 (1.90%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.90%) Docker
2 2 (1.90%) Snort
2 2 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (16.19%) RSA Security Analytics
1 17 (16.19%) Stealthwatch
2 4 (3.81%) OpenView
3 3 (2.86%) Ansible
3 3 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.95%) CASB
4 1 (0.95%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.95%) Nagios
4 1 (0.95%) Nessus
4 1 (0.95%) Nmap
4 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.95%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Splunk
2 19 (18.10%) Qualys
3 17 (16.19%) CheckPoint
3 17 (16.19%) Symantec
4 8 (7.62%) Microsoft
5 7 (6.67%) Cisco
5 7 (6.67%) Google
6 5 (4.76%) HP
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle
7 4 (3.81%) Remedy
7 4 (3.81%) WorldPay
8 3 (2.86%) ArcSight
8 3 (2.86%) SAP
9 2 (1.90%) Juniper
10 1 (0.95%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.95%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.95%) IBM
10 1 (0.95%) Intel
10 1 (0.95%) LogRhythm