Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyber Kill Chain
UK
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 861 818 1023
Rank change year-on-year -43 +205 +113
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Kill Chain 63 50 96
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.060% 0.067%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 48 41 77
10th Percentile £36,250 £47,500 £20,500
25th Percentile £47,375 £61,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £75,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -26.67% +66.67% +12.50%
75th Percentile £72,500 £92,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £93,250 " £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £67,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -18.52% +50.00% +20.00%

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 37,026 29,000 49,738
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.96% 34.67% 34.61%
Number of salaries quoted 23,362 22,885 37,915
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +6.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% -

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 13 June 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyber Kill Chain in the UK

Cyber Kill Chain
Top 12 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 13 June 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 -37 61 £55,000 -26.67% 6
UK excluding London -42 31 £55,000 -18.52% 5
London -25 29 £65,000 -23.53% 1
South West -47 10 £37,500 -50.00% 1
South East -6 8 £69,000 +8.24% 2
North West -15 6 £55,000 - 2
North of England -50 6 £55,000 - 2
East of England -2 3 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands -30 3 £121,000 -
Midlands -31 3 £121,000 -
Work from Home - 3 £69,000 - 1
Wales +1 1 £56,439 -13.17%

For the 6 months to 13 June 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 53 (84.13%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (63.49%) SIEM
3 35 (55.56%) Information Security
4 29 (46.03%) Security Operations
4 29 (46.03%) Threat Intelligence
5 25 (39.68%) Firewall
6 24 (38.10%) Social Skills
6 24 (38.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 23 (36.51%) Vulnerability Management
8 22 (34.92%) Security Monitoring
8 22 (34.92%) CISSP
9 20 (31.75%) Security Cleared
10 17 (26.98%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (25.40%) Penetration Testing
12 15 (23.81%) Management Information System
12 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (22.22%) NIST
13 14 (22.22%) CEH
13 14 (22.22%) Incident Management
14 13 (20.63%) Legal
14 13 (20.63%) GIAC
15 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
15 12 (19.05%) Degree
15 12 (19.05%) Reverse Engineering
15 12 (19.05%) Azure
15 12 (19.05%) AWS
15 12 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (19.05%) Malware Analysis
15 12 (19.05%) Splunk
15 12 (19.05%) SANS

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 6 (9.52%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Gephi
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) AWS
1 12 (19.05%) Azure
2 10 (15.87%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (9.52%) GCP
4 1 (1.59%) Azure Sentinel
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.68%) Firewall
2 17 (26.98%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (15.87%) HTTP
4 9 (14.29%) Network Security
4 9 (14.29%) Wireshark
5 6 (9.52%) DNS
5 6 (9.52%) Ethernet
5 6 (9.52%) LAN
5 6 (9.52%) MPLS
5 6 (9.52%) SSL
5 6 (9.52%) VPN
6 4 (6.35%) HTTPS
6 4 (6.35%) Internet
6 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) Apache Hive
1 6 (9.52%) Big Data
1 6 (9.52%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Bitbucket
1 6 (9.52%) Bitbucket Server
1 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 6 (9.52%) git-flow
1 6 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 24 (38.10%) Social Skills
2 15 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (20.63%) Legal
4 7 (11.11%) Banking
5 6 (9.52%) Finance
6 5 (7.94%) Aerospace
6 5 (7.94%) Games
7 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
7 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
8 2 (3.17%) Retail
9 1 (1.59%) French Language
9 1 (1.59%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (1.59%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 44 (69.84%) Analyst
2 19 (30.16%) Security Analyst
3 14 (22.22%) Incident Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Information Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Security Engineer
6 7 (11.11%) Information Risk Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Operations Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Risk Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Security Incident Analyst
6 7 (11.11%) Security Risk Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Data Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Data Science Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) Security Operations Analyst
7 6 (9.52%) SOC Engineer
8 5 (7.94%) Cyber Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) Monitoring Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) SOC Analyst
10 3 (4.76%) SOC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (9.52%) Kafka
2 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.87%) Cyberthreat
3 6 (9.52%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (9.52%) BYOD
3 6 (9.52%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (7.94%) Cyberattack
4 5 (7.94%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (6.35%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.59%) PMI
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.87%) Linux
2 4 (6.35%) Windows
3 1 (1.59%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (84.13%) Cybersecurity
2 40 (63.49%) SIEM
3 35 (55.56%) Information Security
4 29 (46.03%) Security Operations
4 29 (46.03%) Threat Intelligence
5 24 (38.10%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 23 (36.51%) Vulnerability Management
7 22 (34.92%) Security Monitoring
8 16 (25.40%) Penetration Testing
9 14 (22.22%) Incident Management
10 12 (19.05%) Malware Analysis
10 12 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (19.05%) Reverse Engineering
11 11 (17.46%) Data Loss Prevention
11 11 (17.46%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (15.87%) Use Case
13 9 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (12.70%) Open Source
14 8 (12.70%) OSINT
14 8 (12.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) Python
2 8 (12.70%) Bash Shell
3 7 (11.11%) C
4 6 (9.52%) Perl
4 6 (9.52%) R
5 4 (6.35%) SQL
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) Go
6 1 (1.59%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (34.92%) CISSP
2 20 (31.75%) Security Cleared
3 14 (22.22%) CEH
4 13 (20.63%) GIAC
5 12 (19.05%) Degree
5 12 (19.05%) SANS
6 11 (17.46%) CISM
7 9 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 7 (11.11%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (11.11%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (9.52%) CCNA
9 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (9.52%) GCFE
9 6 (9.52%) GCIA
9 6 (9.52%) GCIH
9 6 (9.52%) Linux+ Certification
9 6 (9.52%) MCSE
9 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (9.52%) SSCP
10 5 (7.94%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.22%) NIST
2 7 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
4 2 (3.17%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.59%) COBIT
5 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 6 (9.52%) Kibana
2 6 (9.52%) Oozie
3 5 (7.94%) EnCase
4 3 (4.76%) CSIRT
5 2 (3.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (1.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 12 (19.05%) Splunk
2 8 (12.70%) Google
3 6 (9.52%) BT
4 1 (1.59%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.59%) Remedy
4 1 (1.59%) Sophos