Cyber Kill Chain
UK

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 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 763 881 1074
Rank change year-on-year +118 +193 -283
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 59 120 83
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.11% 0.059%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 54 65 67
10th Percentile £53,750 £47,800 £51,336
25th Percentile £59,750 £56,250 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £75,000 £73,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% -2.67%
75th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £100,000
90th Percentile - £106,250 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £72,500
% change year-on-year - -13.79% +31.82%

All Generic Skills
UK

Cyber Kill Chain is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 27,929 46,403 63,774
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.77% 42.03% 45.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19,933 25,600 32,978
10th Percentile £29,000 £35,000 £33,750
25th Percentile £39,750 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.84% +3.33%
75th Percentile £77,500 £87,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Cyber Kill Chain in the UK

Cyber Kill Chain
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 Kill Chain within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +167 59 £70,000 -9.09% 15
London +124 33 £90,000 -2.70% 1
Work from Home +154 27 £62,500 -3.85% 3
UK excluding London +111 24 £62,500 - 12
South East +70 12 £60,500 +21.00% 7
North of England +99 5 £57,500 -4.17% 1
South West +19 5 £91,500 +20.00% 4
North West - 5 £57,500 -
West Midlands +70 2 £52,500 -30.92%
Midlands +64 2 £52,500 -30.92%

Cyber Kill Chain
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Azure
2 6 (10.17%) AWS
3 5 (8.47%) IaaS
3 5 (8.47%) SaaS
4 3 (5.08%) PaaS
5 2 (3.39%) GitHub
6 1 (1.69%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (1.69%) GCP
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (42.37%) Network Security
2 14 (23.73%) Firewall
3 11 (18.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) IPv4
4 1 (1.69%) IPv6
4 1 (1.69%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) GitLab
2 1 (1.69%) SonarQube
General
1 15 (25.42%) Military
2 13 (22.03%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Social Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Law
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Analyst
2 20 (33.90%) Consultant
2 20 (33.90%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 19 (32.20%) Security Consultant
4 18 (30.51%) Security Analyst
5 15 (25.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 12 (20.34%) Senior
7 8 (13.56%) Lead
8 7 (11.86%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (11.86%) SOC Engineer
9 6 (10.17%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (10.17%) Security Engineer
10 5 (8.47%) SOC Analyst
11 4 (6.78%) Lead Consultant
11 4 (6.78%) Lead Security Consultant
12 3 (5.08%) Information Analyst
12 3 (5.08%) IT Engineer
12 3 (5.08%) IT Security Engineer
12 3 (5.08%) Senior IT Engineer
12 3 (5.08%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.69%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 28 (47.46%) Cyber Defence
2 21 (35.59%) Security Operations Centre
3 14 (23.73%) Cyberattack
4 4 (6.78%) Cybercrime
4 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.08%) Security Posture
6 2 (3.39%) Cyber Threat
6 2 (3.39%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.69%) Insider Threat
7 1 (1.69%) Operational Technology
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Linux
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (88.14%) SIEM
2 48 (81.36%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (74.58%) Security Operations
4 35 (59.32%) Incident Response
5 31 (52.54%) Information Security
6 26 (44.07%) MITRE ATT&CK
7 25 (42.37%) Analytics
7 25 (42.37%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (37.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 22 (37.29%) Threat Intelligence
9 20 (33.90%) Incident Management
10 19 (32.20%) Data Analytics
10 19 (32.20%) Security Architecture
11 17 (28.81%) Agile
12 13 (22.03%) Attack Monitoring
13 9 (15.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (15.25%) ITIL
13 9 (15.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 8 (13.56%) Change Management
14 8 (13.56%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) Python
2 2 (3.39%) C++
3 1 (1.69%) Kusto Query Language
3 1 (1.69%) R
3 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (37.29%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.20%) DV Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) Degree
4 5 (8.47%) CISSP
4 5 (8.47%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (6.78%) GIAC
6 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) CISM
7 2 (3.39%) CISMP
8 1 (1.69%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (71.19%) NIST
2 13 (22.03%) NCSC
2 13 (22.03%) PCI DSS
3 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.39%) GDPR
4 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (3.39%) SLA
5 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) vSphere
2 3 (5.08%) Docker
3 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.08%) Ansible
3 2 (3.39%) Progress Chef
3 2 (3.39%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Tanium
2 19 (32.20%) SolarWinds
2 19 (32.20%) Tripwire
3 6 (10.17%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.47%) LogRhythm
4 5 (8.47%) McAfee
5 2 (3.39%) Splunk
6 1 (1.69%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.69%) Checkmarx
6 1 (1.69%) FireEye
6 1 (1.69%) Intel