Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Kill Chain
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 702 917 925
Rank change year-on-year +215 +8 +233
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 61 109 213
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.086% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 40 83 164
Median annual salary £75,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +36.36% +22.22% -18.18%
10th Percentile £53,375 £20,500 £40,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £63,750 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +27.50% +11.11% -5.96%

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 24,571 48,517 60,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.37% 38.48% 39.55%
Number of salaries quoted 19,121 37,731 46,323
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +208 58 £75,000 +36.36% 4
London +197 45 £75,000 +3.45% 1
UK excluding London +159 13 £63,750 +27.50% 3
North of England +86 6 £70,000 +27.27%
North West +82 5 - -
South East +154 3 £63,750 +15.91% 2
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England +99 1 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Midlands +66 1 - -
West Midlands +47 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £70,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 (75.41%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (65.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 38 (62.30%) SIEM
4 35 (57.38%) Security Monitoring
5 33 (54.10%) Information Security
6 30 (49.18%) Threat Intelligence
7 28 (45.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 26 (42.62%) NIST
9 23 (37.70%) Banking
10 21 (34.43%) Investment Management
11 20 (32.79%) Security Operations
12 19 (31.15%) Firewall
13 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
14 13 (21.31%) CISSP
14 13 (21.31%) Azure
15 12 (19.67%) AWS
15 12 (19.67%) Threat Modelling
15 12 (19.67%) Cyberattack
16 11 (18.03%) CREST Certified
16 11 (18.03%) Security Operations Centre
16 11 (18.03%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (18.03%) Wireshark
16 11 (18.03%) LAN
16 11 (18.03%) CISM
16 11 (18.03%) Risk Assessment
17 10 (16.39%) Open Source
17 10 (16.39%) Malware Analysis
17 10 (16.39%) Cyber Intelligence
18 9 (14.75%) OSINT
18 9 (14.75%) GCIA

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 2 (3.28%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.28%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SPSS
1 2 (3.28%) SPSS Modeler
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Azure
2 12 (19.67%) AWS
3 5 (8.20%) GCP
3 5 (8.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (31.15%) Firewall
2 11 (18.03%) LAN
2 11 (18.03%) Wireshark
3 9 (14.75%) HTTP
4 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 7 (11.48%) HTTPS
6 5 (8.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (8.20%) SSL
6 5 (8.20%) VPN
6 5 (8.20%) WAN
7 2 (3.28%) DNS
7 2 (3.28%) FTP
7 2 (3.28%) SMTP
8 1 (1.64%) CTI
8 1 (1.64%) DHCP
8 1 (1.64%) ICMP
8 1 (1.64%) IPv4
8 1 (1.64%) IPv6
8 1 (1.64%) POP3
8 1 (1.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) Blockchain
1 2 (3.28%) Data Lake
1 2 (3.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 23 (37.70%) Banking
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (52.46%) Analyst
2 27 (44.26%) Security Analyst
3 20 (32.79%) Information Analyst
3 20 (32.79%) Information Risk Analyst
3 20 (32.79%) Information Security Analyst
3 20 (32.79%) Risk Analyst
3 20 (32.79%) Security Risk Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Consultant
4 7 (11.48%) SOC Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Security Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Incident Responder
7 4 (6.56%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SOC Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Specialist
8 3 (4.92%) SOC Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) SOC Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) YAML
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Cyberattack
2 11 (18.03%) Cyberthreat
2 11 (18.03%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (13.11%) Management Information System
4 6 (9.84%) BYOD
5 5 (8.20%) Robotics
6 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.28%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.64%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.11%) Linux
1 8 (13.11%) Windows
2 5 (8.20%) Solaris
2 5 (8.20%) Unix
2 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
2 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (75.41%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (65.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 38 (62.30%) SIEM
4 35 (57.38%) Security Monitoring
5 33 (54.10%) Information Security
6 30 (49.18%) Threat Intelligence
7 28 (45.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 21 (34.43%) Investment Management
9 20 (32.79%) Security Operations
10 12 (19.67%) Threat Modelling
11 11 (18.03%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (16.39%) Cyber Intelligence
12 10 (16.39%) Malware Analysis
12 10 (16.39%) Open Source
13 9 (14.75%) OSINT
14 7 (11.48%) ITIL
14 7 (11.48%) Malware Detection/Protection
14 7 (11.48%) Mentoring
14 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Python
2 2 (3.28%) R
2 2 (3.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) CISSP
2 11 (18.03%) CISM
2 11 (18.03%) CREST Certified
3 9 (14.75%) GCIA
3 9 (14.75%) GCIH
4 7 (11.48%) GCFA
5 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (8.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 5 (8.20%) CCSP
6 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.56%) Degree
8 2 (3.28%) GIAC
8 2 (3.28%) GREM
8 2 (3.28%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (3.28%) SANS
9 1 (1.64%) CCNP
9 1 (1.64%) CFCE
9 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.64%) GPEN
9 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (42.62%) NIST
2 5 (8.20%) COBIT
2 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (27.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) CSIRT
1 6 (9.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 1 (1.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Google
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco
4 5 (8.20%) VMware
5 3 (4.92%) LogRhythm
6 2 (3.28%) Sophos
7 1 (1.64%) Qualys