Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Kill Chain
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 894 1136 1165
Rank change year-on-year +242 +29 +81
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 216 38 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.054% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 157 20 29
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% -8.33% -20.00%
10th Percentile £40,000 £51,900 £45,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £70,000 £78,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,850 £50,500
% change year-on-year -5.96% -5.25% -32.67%

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 63,239 70,026 69,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.84% 40.63% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 48,509 53,882 56,669
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 15 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Cyber Kill Chain in the UK

Cyber Kill Chain
Top 9 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 15 January 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 +233 213 £45,000 -18.18% 5
UK excluding London +219 188 £45,000 -5.96% 3
North of England - 109 £45,000 -
North West - 109 £45,000 -
East of England +80 57 £35,000 - 1
London +43 25 £55,000 - 2
South East +40 21 £67,500 +12.50% 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 January 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.

1 187 (86.57%) SIEM
2 181 (83.80%) CISSP
2 181 (83.80%) Information Security
3 155 (71.76%) Microsoft
4 149 (68.98%) SANS
5 145 (67.13%) Linux
6 134 (62.04%) Cisco
6 134 (62.04%) Vulnerability Management
7 132 (61.11%) Mentoring
7 132 (61.11%) Threat Analysis
7 132 (61.11%) VMware
7 132 (61.11%) Windows
8 127 (58.80%) Management Information System
9 122 (56.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 120 (55.56%) Finance
11 119 (55.09%) CREST Certified
12 115 (53.24%) Legal
13 113 (52.31%) Penetration Testing
14 111 (51.39%) PCI DSS
14 111 (51.39%) Due Diligence
15 109 (50.46%) Network Security
15 109 (50.46%) Data Protection
16 108 (50.00%) SQL
16 108 (50.00%) GDPR
17 106 (49.07%) Scenario Testing
17 106 (49.07%) Business Continuity
17 106 (49.07%) Wi-Fi
17 106 (49.07%) Disaster Recovery
17 106 (49.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 106 (49.07%) VMware Infrastructure

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 5 (2.31%) Apache
1 5 (2.31%) IIS
2 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 106 (49.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 109 (50.46%) Network Security
2 106 (49.07%) Wi-Fi
3 81 (37.50%) Firewall
4 50 (23.15%) Wireshark
5 37 (17.13%) Intrusion Detection
6 18 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.63%) DNS
8 9 (4.17%) HTTP
9 7 (3.24%) LAN
9 7 (3.24%) VPN
10 6 (2.78%) Internet
11 5 (2.31%) DHCP
11 5 (2.31%) ICMP
11 5 (2.31%) SNMP
11 5 (2.31%) WAN
11 5 (2.31%) Wireless
12 4 (1.85%) FTP
12 4 (1.85%) SMTP
13 1 (0.46%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
1 2 (0.93%) Maltego
1 2 (0.93%) Neo4j
1 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
1 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (0.93%) Redis
2 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
General
1 120 (55.56%) Finance
2 115 (53.24%) Legal
3 55 (25.46%) Retail
4 12 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.31%) Banking
6 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 186 (86.11%) Analyst
2 137 (63.43%) Security Analyst
3 119 (55.09%) Senior Analyst
3 119 (55.09%) Senior Security Analyst
4 108 (50.00%) IT Analyst
4 108 (50.00%) IT Security Analyst
4 108 (50.00%) Senior IT Security Analyst
5 26 (12.04%) SOC Analyst
6 24 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 18 (8.33%) SIEM Analyst
7 18 (8.33%) SIEM Engineer
7 18 (8.33%) SOC Engineer
8 17 (7.87%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.09%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) Security Incident Analyst
10 9 (4.17%) Senior Incident Analyst
11 8 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
12 7 (3.24%) Cybersecurity Engineer
13 5 (2.31%) Cyber Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (0.93%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 127 (58.80%) Management Information System
2 57 (26.39%) Cyberthreat
2 57 (26.39%) Self-Motivation
3 56 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (17.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 24 (11.11%) Cyber Defence
6 12 (5.56%) Data Centre
7 7 (3.24%) Hedge funds
7 7 (3.24%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.39%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 145 (67.13%) Linux
2 132 (61.11%) Windows
3 7 (3.24%) CentOS
3 7 (3.24%) Unix
4 5 (2.31%) AIX
4 5 (2.31%) HPUX
4 5 (2.31%) Kali Linux
4 5 (2.31%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.31%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.93%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (86.57%) SIEM
2 181 (83.80%) Information Security
3 134 (62.04%) Vulnerability Management
4 132 (61.11%) Mentoring
4 132 (61.11%) Threat Analysis
5 113 (52.31%) Penetration Testing
6 111 (51.39%) Due Diligence
7 109 (50.46%) Data Protection
8 106 (49.07%) Business Continuity
8 106 (49.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 106 (49.07%) Risk Analysis
8 106 (49.07%) Scenario Testing
8 106 (49.07%) Web Development
9 93 (43.06%) Cybersecurity
10 81 (37.50%) Threat Intelligence
11 79 (36.57%) Security Operations
12 76 (35.19%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 66 (30.56%) Cyber Intelligence
14 64 (29.63%) IT Strategy
15 63 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 108 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (5.09%) Python
3 7 (3.24%) Bash Shell
3 7 (3.24%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.31%) Java
5 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 181 (83.80%) CISSP
2 149 (68.98%) SANS
3 119 (55.09%) CREST Certified
4 64 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (25.46%) CEH
6 38 (17.59%) CCNA
7 35 (16.20%) Degree
8 31 (14.35%) SSCP
9 30 (13.89%) GCIA
9 30 (13.89%) GCIH
10 29 (13.43%) GSEC
11 26 (12.04%) CCIE
11 26 (12.04%) CSSLP
11 26 (12.04%) GCWN
11 26 (12.04%) ISSAP
11 26 (12.04%) ISSEP
11 26 (12.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (12.04%) RHCA
11 26 (12.04%) RHCE
11 26 (12.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (56.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 111 (51.39%) PCI DSS
3 108 (50.00%) GDPR
4 9 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 106 (49.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 50 (23.15%) RSA Security Analytics
2 24 (11.11%) Stealthwatch
3 11 (5.09%) CSIRT
4 7 (3.24%) QRadar
5 2 (0.93%) Kibana
Vendors
1 155 (71.76%) Microsoft
2 134 (62.04%) Cisco
3 132 (61.11%) VMware
4 59 (27.31%) Symantec
5 57 (26.39%) Splunk
6 33 (15.28%) Red Hat
7 24 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 24 (11.11%) Qualys
8 4 (1.85%) Sun
9 2 (0.93%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.93%) Cybereason
9 2 (0.93%) Darktrace
9 2 (0.93%) FireEye
9 2 (0.93%) Juniper
9 2 (0.93%) McAfee
9 2 (0.93%) Palo Alto
10 1 (0.46%) HP