Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Kill Chain
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 817 998 1128
Rank change year-on-year +181 +130 +23
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 54 99 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.069% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.18% 0.099%
Number of salaries quoted 42 79 29
Median annual salary £75,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.50% -27.27%
10th Percentile £45,250 £20,500 £35,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £68,750 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +52.78% +12.50% -27.27%

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 34,056 55,795 66,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.89% 39.12% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 26,221 41,585 51,415
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Cyber Kill Chain
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Kill Chain in the UK

Cyber Kill Chain
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain.

Salary trend for Cyber Kill Chain in the UK

Cyber Kill Chain
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +173 51 £75,000 +66.67% 2
London +125 30 £85,000 +70.00% 1
UK excluding London +145 22 £68,750 +52.78% 1
South East +115 8 £63,750 +50.00% 1
South West +74 5 £75,000 +257.14%
Midlands +89 4 - -
West Midlands +75 4 - -
North of England +104 2 - -
North West +76 2 - -
East of England +68 2 £70,000 +40.00%
Wales - 1 £65,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 46 (85.19%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (59.26%) SIEM
3 31 (57.41%) Security Operations
4 22 (40.74%) Malware Analysis
5 19 (35.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 19 (35.19%) Threat Intelligence
6 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 17 (31.48%) Firewall
7 17 (31.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 16 (29.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (29.63%) Finance
9 15 (27.78%) CISSP
9 15 (27.78%) Cryptography
10 14 (25.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 14 (25.93%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (25.93%) Cyberattack
10 14 (25.93%) Identity Access Management
11 13 (24.07%) Coaching
11 13 (24.07%) Anomaly Detection
11 13 (24.07%) Behavioural Analysis
11 13 (24.07%) Information Security
11 13 (24.07%) ISMS
12 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
12 12 (22.22%) Linux
12 12 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (20.37%) Analytics
13 11 (20.37%) Management Information System
14 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
14 10 (18.52%) Windows
14 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared

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 3 (5.56%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) AWS
1 2 (3.70%) Azure
1 2 (3.70%) GCP
2 1 (1.85%) Akamai
2 1 (1.85%) IaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) PaaS
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) Firewall
2 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.96%) HTTP
3 7 (12.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (12.96%) Wireshark
4 6 (11.11%) tcpdump
5 5 (9.26%) DNS
6 3 (5.56%) HTTPS
6 3 (5.56%) SMTP
7 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.70%) FTP
7 2 (3.70%) MPLS
7 2 (3.70%) SSL
7 2 (3.70%) VPN
8 1 (1.85%) DHCP
8 1 (1.85%) IPsec
8 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Apache Hive
1 2 (3.70%) Big Data
1 2 (3.70%) Impala
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) IDA Disassembler
2 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
2 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket Server
2 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) git-flow
2 2 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.85%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
2 4 (7.41%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (25.93%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Security Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (14.81%) Architect
4 8 (14.81%) Security Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 5 (9.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Security Specialist
6 4 (7.41%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Security Operations Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Security Specialist
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) CISSP Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Information Assurance Architect
8 2 (3.70%) SIEM Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) SOC Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) Vulnerability Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (3.70%) Kafka
2 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Cyberattack
1 14 (25.93%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (22.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 11 (20.37%) Management Information System
4 8 (14.81%) CESG
5 7 (12.96%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (3.70%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.85%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Linux
2 10 (18.52%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) Unix
4 1 (1.85%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (85.19%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (59.26%) SIEM
3 31 (57.41%) Security Operations
4 22 (40.74%) Malware Analysis
5 19 (35.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 19 (35.19%) Threat Intelligence
6 17 (31.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 16 (29.63%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (27.78%) Cryptography
9 14 (25.93%) Identity Access Management
9 14 (25.93%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (24.07%) Anomaly Detection
10 13 (24.07%) Behavioural Analysis
10 13 (24.07%) Coaching
10 13 (24.07%) Information Security
10 13 (24.07%) ISMS
11 11 (20.37%) Analytics
12 10 (18.52%) Open Source
12 10 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
1 4 (7.41%) Perl
1 4 (7.41%) Python
2 2 (3.70%) C
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.70%) R
2 2 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.78%) CISSP
3 12 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
5 8 (14.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (12.96%) CEH
6 7 (12.96%) SSCP
7 5 (9.26%) GCFA
7 5 (9.26%) SANS
8 4 (7.41%) CISM
8 4 (7.41%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (7.41%) GCFE
8 4 (7.41%) GCIH
8 4 (7.41%) GIAC
8 4 (7.41%) GREM
8 4 (7.41%) GSEC
9 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (5.56%) GCIA
9 3 (5.56%) IISP
10 2 (3.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 8 (14.81%) JSP 440
2 7 (12.96%) NIST
3 2 (3.70%) GDPR
4 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.85%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Apache Flume
2 2 (3.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (11.11%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 5 (9.26%) CSIRT
3 4 (7.41%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (7.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (3.70%) Kibana
4 2 (3.70%) Oozie
5 1 (1.85%) EnCase
5 1 (1.85%) FTK
5 1 (1.85%) Nessus
5 1 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) ArcSight
2 4 (7.41%) Darktrace
2 4 (7.41%) Qualys
2 4 (7.41%) Splunk
3 2 (3.70%) BT
3 2 (3.70%) FireEye
3 2 (3.70%) Google
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) NetWitness
4 1 (1.85%) Carbon Black
4 1 (1.85%) CrowdStrike
4 1 (1.85%) Prolexic