Period
to 19 May 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyber Kill Chain in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Kill Chain over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Kill Chain
UK
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 979 1117 1139
Rank change year-on-year +138 +22 +95
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 103 67 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.039% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.095% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 77 25 45
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -27.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £38,150 £34,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £68,500 £60,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -31.82% -26.67%

Cyber Kill Chain 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 60,046 70,162 68,537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.65% 40.44% 40.19%
Number of salaries quoted 45,382 54,579 55,155
UK median annual salary £53,202 £50,000 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.40% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,725 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%

Cyber Kill Chain
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyber Kill Chain as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Kill Chain in the UK

Cyber Kill Chain
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain.

Salary trend for Cyber Kill Chain in the UK

Cyber Kill Chain
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Cyber Kill Chain in the UK

Cyber Kill Chain
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain within the UK over the 6 months to 19 May 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 +132 101 £45,000 +12.50% 2
UK excluding London +106 62 £45,000 +20.00% 2
London +98 39 £50,000 -
North of England +58 26 £45,000 -
North West +56 26 £45,000 -
South East +50 19 £53,750 -
East of England +72 8 £35,500 -5.33% 1
South West - 5 £21,000 -
Midlands - 4 £49,100 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £49,100 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 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 Kill Chain.

1 94 (91.26%) SIEM
2 71 (68.93%) CISSP
3 66 (64.08%) Cybersecurity
4 59 (57.28%) Management Information System
5 54 (52.43%) Security Operations
6 53 (51.46%) Information Security
7 52 (50.49%) Windows
8 50 (48.54%) Linux
9 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
9 44 (42.72%) Data Protection
10 43 (41.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 43 (41.75%) SANS
11 41 (39.81%) Threat Intelligence
12 39 (37.86%) Vulnerability Management
13 36 (34.95%) Finance
13 36 (34.95%) Mentoring
13 36 (34.95%) Cyberthreat
14 35 (33.98%) CREST Certified
14 35 (33.98%) Cisco
14 35 (33.98%) Network Security
15 34 (33.01%) Legal
16 33 (32.04%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
17 32 (31.07%) Firewall
18 31 (30.10%) VMware
18 31 (30.10%) Threat Analysis
19 30 (29.13%) GDPR
19 30 (29.13%) PCI DSS
20 29 (28.16%) Penetration Testing
21 28 (27.18%) Degree
22 27 (26.21%) CEH

Cyber Kill Chain
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 1 (0.97%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 26 (25.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.97%) Gephi
2 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.98%) Network Security
2 32 (31.07%) Firewall
3 26 (25.24%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (14.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 14 (13.59%) Intranet
6 11 (10.68%) TCP/IP
7 8 (7.77%) Wireshark
8 6 (5.83%) LAN
8 6 (5.83%) WAN
9 3 (2.91%) DNS
9 3 (2.91%) tcpdump
10 2 (1.94%) HTTP
11 1 (0.97%) Broadband
11 1 (0.97%) DMZ
11 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.97%) FTP
11 1 (0.97%) MPLS
11 1 (0.97%) SMTP
11 1 (0.97%) SSL
11 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
1 1 (0.97%) Big Data
1 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
1 1 (0.97%) Impala
1 1 (0.97%) Maltego
1 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.97%) Neo4j
1 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 36 (34.95%) Finance
2 34 (33.01%) Legal
3 8 (7.77%) Financial Institution
4 7 (6.80%) Banking
5 6 (5.83%) Retail
6 3 (2.91%) Military
7 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (68.93%) Analyst
2 69 (66.99%) Security Analyst
3 39 (37.86%) Senior Analyst
4 38 (36.89%) Senior Security Analyst
5 27 (26.21%) IT Analyst
5 27 (26.21%) IT Security Analyst
6 26 (25.24%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 20 (19.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 12 (11.65%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 8 (7.77%) Incident Analyst
9 8 (7.77%) Security Incident Analyst
9 8 (7.77%) Senior Incident Analyst
10 7 (6.80%) Junior
10 7 (6.80%) Junior Analyst
10 7 (6.80%) Junior Security Analyst
10 7 (6.80%) Security Engineer
11 6 (5.83%) Cyber Intelligence Analyst
11 6 (5.83%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 6 (5.83%) Information Analyst
11 6 (5.83%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) OLE
2 1 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.97%) Flask
2 1 (0.97%) Kafka
2 1 (0.97%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 59 (57.28%) Management Information System
2 36 (34.95%) Cyberthreat
3 22 (21.36%) Security Operations Centre
4 10 (9.71%) Social Media
5 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.80%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.94%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.97%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.97%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.97%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 52 (50.49%) Windows
2 50 (48.54%) Linux
3 7 (6.80%) CentOS
4 6 (5.83%) AIX
4 6 (5.83%) HPUX
4 6 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.83%) Unix
4 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (5.83%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (91.26%) SIEM
2 66 (64.08%) Cybersecurity
3 54 (52.43%) Security Operations
4 53 (51.46%) Information Security
5 44 (42.72%) Data Protection
6 41 (39.81%) Threat Intelligence
7 39 (37.86%) Vulnerability Management
8 36 (34.95%) Mentoring
9 33 (32.04%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 31 (30.10%) Threat Analysis
11 29 (28.16%) Penetration Testing
12 26 (25.24%) Business Continuity
12 26 (25.24%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (25.24%) Due Diligence
12 26 (25.24%) Risk Analysis
12 26 (25.24%) Scenario Testing
12 26 (25.24%) Web Development
13 19 (18.45%) Reverse Engineering
14 18 (17.48%) Analytics
14 18 (17.48%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.21%) SQL
2 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.91%) Python
3 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.97%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (68.93%) CISSP
2 43 (41.75%) SANS
3 35 (33.98%) CREST Certified
4 28 (27.18%) Degree
5 27 (26.21%) CEH
6 22 (21.36%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (21.36%) CISM
7 19 (18.45%) MCSE
7 19 (18.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (17.48%) CISA
9 17 (16.50%) CCNA
9 17 (16.50%) OSCP
10 12 (11.65%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (11.65%) CRISC
11 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
12 5 (4.85%) GCWN
12 5 (4.85%) ISSAP
12 5 (4.85%) ISSEP
12 5 (4.85%) RHCA
12 5 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (41.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (29.13%) GDPR
2 30 (29.13%) PCI DSS
3 14 (13.59%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (13.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 14 (13.59%) NIST 800
4 3 (2.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 26 (25.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.91%) Snort
3 1 (0.97%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 14 (13.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 12 (11.65%) CSIRT
2 12 (11.65%) QRadar
3 7 (6.80%) RSA Security Analytics
4 2 (1.94%) Kibana
5 1 (0.97%) Nessus
5 1 (0.97%) Oozie
Vendors
1 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 35 (33.98%) Cisco
3 31 (30.10%) VMware
4 19 (18.45%) Splunk
5 17 (16.50%) FireEye
6 13 (12.62%) Symantec
7 12 (11.65%) Red Hat
8 10 (9.71%) LogRhythm
9 5 (4.85%) ArcSight
9 5 (4.85%) Darktrace
9 5 (4.85%) Qualys
9 5 (4.85%) Sun
10 1 (0.97%) BT
10 1 (0.97%) Cybereason
10 1 (0.97%) HP
10 1 (0.97%) Informatica
10 1 (0.97%) Juniper
10 1 (0.97%) McAfee
10 1 (0.97%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.97%) Varonis