Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Kill Chain
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 961 993 1169
Rank change year-on-year +32 +176 +34
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 118 177 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.11% 0.024%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.27% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 96 127 29
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -35.71% +15.70%
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,850
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.96% -20.25%

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 53,153 65,174 70,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.90% 39.55% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 40,132 49,883 52,676
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,386 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +31 111 £50,000 +11.11% 2
UK excluding London +16 76 £50,000 +11.11% 2
London +95 34 £55,000 +10.00%
South West - 34 £50,000 -
East of England +28 19 £50,000 +25.00%
West Midlands - 12 £32,500 - 1
Midlands - 12 £32,500 - 1
South East +36 7 £55,000 -18.52%
North West -22 3 £52,727 +17.17% 1
North of England -44 3 £52,727 +17.17% 1
Scotland - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 109 (92.37%) Cybersecurity
2 69 (58.47%) Splunk
3 65 (55.08%) SIEM
4 54 (45.76%) Linux
5 51 (43.22%) Security Operations
6 46 (38.98%) OSINT
7 45 (38.14%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (36.44%) Apache Spark
8 43 (36.44%) Elastic Stack
8 43 (36.44%) MapReduce
8 43 (36.44%) Machine Learning
8 43 (36.44%) Kafka
8 43 (36.44%) Apache Flume
8 43 (36.44%) Oozie
8 43 (36.44%) Big Data
8 43 (36.44%) Impala
8 43 (36.44%) C
8 43 (36.44%) Mathematics
8 43 (36.44%) Visualisation
8 43 (36.44%) Apache Hive
8 43 (36.44%) R
9 42 (35.59%) Perl
9 42 (35.59%) Python
10 41 (34.75%) Bash Shell
10 41 (34.75%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (33.90%) Analytical Mindset
11 40 (33.90%) Bitbucket Server
11 40 (33.90%) Bitbucket
11 40 (33.90%) git-flow
11 40 (33.90%) Kanban

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 43 (36.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Gephi
Communications & Networking
1 29 (24.58%) TCP/IP
2 19 (16.10%) Network Security
3 17 (14.41%) Firewall
4 15 (12.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (4.24%) tcpdump
5 5 (4.24%) Wireshark
6 4 (3.39%) Intranet
7 3 (2.54%) DNS
7 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.54%) HTTP
7 3 (2.54%) MPLS
7 3 (2.54%) SSL
7 3 (2.54%) VPN
8 2 (1.69%) CTI
8 2 (1.69%) Internet
9 1 (0.85%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (36.44%) Apache Hive
1 43 (36.44%) Big Data
1 43 (36.44%) Impala
2 9 (7.63%) Maltego
3 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 40 (33.90%) Bitbucket
1 40 (33.90%) Bitbucket Server
1 40 (33.90%) Git (software)
1 40 (33.90%) git-flow
1 40 (33.90%) JIRA
2 10 (8.47%) Burp Suite
2 10 (8.47%) Metasploit
3 5 (4.24%) IDA Disassembler
4 1 (0.85%) AppScan
General
1 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.54%) Finance
3 2 (1.69%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) French Language
3 2 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 58 (49.15%) Analyst
2 46 (38.98%) Consultant
3 37 (31.36%) Data Consultant
4 23 (19.49%) Data Scientist
4 23 (19.49%) Security Analyst
5 21 (17.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 21 (17.80%) Junior
5 21 (17.80%) Junior Analyst
6 20 (16.95%) Data Analyst
7 17 (14.41%) Junior Security Analyst
8 9 (7.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 9 (7.63%) Security Consultant
8 9 (7.63%) SOC Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Security Manager
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 4 (3.39%) Incident Manager
11 4 (3.39%) Security Incident Manager
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Incident Manager
11 4 (3.39%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (36.44%) Elastic Stack
1 43 (36.44%) Kafka
2 4 (3.39%) OLE
3 1 (0.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (38.14%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (33.90%) Analytical Mindset
3 27 (22.88%) Security Operations Centre
4 26 (22.03%) Cyberthreat
5 12 (10.17%) Cyber Defence
6 8 (6.78%) Social Media
7 6 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (4.24%) Management Information System
9 4 (3.39%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.85%) Blog
11 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (45.76%) Linux
2 17 (14.41%) Windows
3 1 (0.85%) Android
3 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (92.37%) Cybersecurity
2 65 (55.08%) SIEM
3 51 (43.22%) Security Operations
4 46 (38.98%) OSINT
5 43 (36.44%) Machine Learning
5 43 (36.44%) MapReduce
5 43 (36.44%) Mathematics
5 43 (36.44%) Visualisation
6 41 (34.75%) Problem-Solving
7 40 (33.90%) Kanban
7 40 (33.90%) Scrum
8 30 (25.42%) Threat Intelligence
9 27 (22.88%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 23 (19.49%) Data Science
11 22 (18.64%) Malware Analysis
12 21 (17.80%) Data Analysis
13 19 (16.10%) Penetration Testing
14 16 (13.56%) Incident Management
15 15 (12.71%) Reverse Engineering
16 13 (11.02%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 43 (36.44%) C
1 43 (36.44%) R
2 42 (35.59%) Perl
2 42 (35.59%) Python
3 41 (34.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.85%) C#
4 1 (0.85%) Java
4 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (27.12%) Degree
2 25 (21.19%) CISSP
3 16 (13.56%) CEH
4 7 (5.93%) CISA
4 7 (5.93%) GIAC
4 7 (5.93%) SANS
4 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.08%) GSEC
6 5 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.24%) OSCP
7 4 (3.39%) CCNA
7 4 (3.39%) CISM
7 4 (3.39%) CREST Certified
7 4 (3.39%) GCIH
7 4 (3.39%) MCSE
7 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.54%) GCIA
8 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (11.02%) NIST
3 12 (10.17%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.24%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (3.39%) GDPR
5 4 (3.39%) NIST 800
6 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.69%) GPG13
8 1 (0.85%) COBIT
8 1 (0.85%) NCSC
System Software
1 43 (36.44%) Apache Flume
2 5 (4.24%) Snort
3 1 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (36.44%) Oozie
2 25 (21.19%) QRadar
3 10 (8.47%) Nessus
4 9 (7.63%) FortiGate
4 9 (7.63%) Nmap
4 9 (7.63%) OpenVAS
5 4 (3.39%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (2.54%) Kibana
7 1 (0.85%) Ansible
7 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 69 (58.47%) Splunk
2 17 (14.41%) LogRhythm
3 9 (7.63%) Centrify
3 9 (7.63%) Fortinet
4 8 (6.78%) ArcSight
5 7 (5.93%) Darktrace
5 7 (5.93%) Qualys
6 4 (3.39%) FireEye
6 4 (3.39%) McAfee
7 3 (2.54%) BT
8 1 (0.85%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.85%) IBM
8 1 (0.85%) Intel
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft