Cyber Threats
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyber Threat in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Threat over the 6 months to 4 December 2023 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
4 Dec 2023
Same period 2022 Same period 2021
Rank 494 556 655
Rank change year-on-year +62 +99 -177
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Threat 256 626 480
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.51% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.31% 1.16% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 188 319 293
10th Percentile £44,388 £30,000 £42,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,500 £65,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.38% - +8.33%
75th Percentile £75,000 £84,125 £78,000
90th Percentile £118,250 £97,290 £94,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -

All Generic Skills
UK

Cyber Threat 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 19,607 53,764 56,466
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 36.83% 43.38% 44.03%
Number of salaries quoted 14,348 29,746 33,691
10th Percentile £33,250 £34,875 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £63,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.57% +5.83% -
75th Percentile £84,056 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £107,500 £105,000 £100,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Cyber Threat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyber Threat as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Threat in the UK

Cyber Threat
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyber Threat.

Salary trend for Cyber Threat in the UK

Cyber Threat
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyber Threat over the 6 months to 4 December 2023.

Salary histogram for Cyber Threat in the UK

Cyber Threat
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Threat within the UK over the 6 months to 4 December 2023. 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 +92 208 £62,500 -3.85% 150
UK excluding London +78 155 £62,500 +4.17% 100
Work from Home +102 99 £60,000 +17.95% 58
London +156 95 £62,500 -9.19% 64
Wales +27 34 £70,000 +89.81%
South West +49 33 £62,500 -7.27% 14
South East +137 30 £60,000 +20.00% 23
North of England +96 25 £62,500 -3.85% 23
North West +51 17 £50,000 -23.08% 4
Midlands +76 13 £51,694 +8.83% 11
West Midlands +84 10 £44,388 -11.22% 9
East of England +118 9 £65,000 +36.84% 25
Northern Ireland +43 9 £37,500 -28.57%
Yorkshire +91 7 £65,000 -6.07% 16
East Midlands +43 3 £59,500 +58.67% 2
Scotland +19 2 £45,250 -35.18% 6
North East +50 1 £72,500 +11.54% 3

Cyber Threat
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.78%) Apache
3 1 (0.39%) Confluence
3 1 (0.39%) IIS
3 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.39%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (14.45%) AWS
2 34 (13.28%) Azure
3 21 (8.20%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (3.52%) SaaS
5 5 (1.95%) GCP
6 4 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.17%) Entra ID
8 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.78%) GitHub
8 2 (0.78%) IaaS
8 2 (0.78%) PaaS
9 1 (0.39%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.39%) Figma
9 1 (0.39%) Miro
9 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 100 (39.06%) Firewall
2 55 (21.48%) HTTP
2 55 (21.48%) Network Security
3 50 (19.53%) SMTP
3 50 (19.53%) TCP/IP
4 48 (18.75%) Intrusion Detection
5 35 (13.67%) FTP
5 35 (13.67%) LAN
5 35 (13.67%) VPN
6 33 (12.89%) Internet
6 33 (12.89%) WAN
7 32 (12.50%) Sourcefire
8 19 (7.42%) SSL
9 11 (4.30%) DNS
10 8 (3.13%) DHCP
11 7 (2.73%) Wireless
12 3 (1.17%) DMZ
12 3 (1.17%) GGSN
12 3 (1.17%) SGSN
13 2 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (1.17%) JIRA
3 2 (0.78%) GDB
4 1 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 61 (23.83%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (23.44%) Finance
2 60 (23.44%) Social Skills
3 33 (12.89%) Games
4 21 (8.20%) Law
5 20 (7.81%) Banking
6 12 (4.69%) Manufacturing
7 10 (3.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 8 (3.13%) Retail
9 7 (2.73%) Legal
10 6 (2.34%) Automotive
10 6 (2.34%) Organisational Skills
11 4 (1.56%) Front Office
12 3 (1.17%) Aerospace
12 3 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (1.17%) Public Sector
12 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.39%) Marketing
14 1 (0.39%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 102 (39.84%) Analyst
2 42 (16.41%) SOC Analyst
3 38 (14.84%) Security Analyst
4 27 (10.55%) Security Engineer
5 23 (8.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 22 (8.59%) Lead
7 21 (8.20%) Senior
8 18 (7.03%) IT Engineer
9 17 (6.64%) Security Manager
10 15 (5.86%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager
10 15 (5.86%) Cyber Threat Manager
10 15 (5.86%) Threat Intelligence Manager
11 12 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 12 (4.69%) IT Security Engineer
11 12 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
12 11 (4.30%) Cyber Threat Analyst
13 10 (3.91%) Risk Manager
14 9 (3.52%) Consultant
14 9 (3.52%) Developer
14 9 (3.52%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (13.67%) LDAP
2 9 (3.52%) .NET
3 6 (2.34%) Middleware
4 2 (0.78%) Apache NiFi
4 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.78%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) HTML5
4 2 (0.78%) React
4 2 (0.78%) Redux
4 2 (0.78%) STL
5 1 (0.39%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.39%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.39%) OAuth
5 1 (0.39%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.53%) Security Operations Centre
2 38 (14.84%) Analytical Mindset
3 36 (14.06%) PKI
4 30 (11.72%) Management Information System
5 21 (8.20%) Operational Technology
6 18 (7.03%) Cyberattack
7 17 (6.64%) Security Posture
8 11 (4.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 9 (3.52%) Cybercrime
9 9 (3.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (2.34%) Cyber Defence
10 6 (2.34%) Onboarding
10 6 (2.34%) SCADA
11 5 (1.95%) Cyber Security Posture
11 5 (1.95%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.95%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.95%) IoT
12 4 (1.56%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.59%) Windows
2 19 (7.42%) Linux
3 12 (4.69%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.17%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.17%) Unix
4 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.78%) Android
5 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (60.94%) Cybersecurity
2 100 (39.06%) Security Operations
3 91 (35.55%) SIEM
4 73 (28.52%) Information Security
5 57 (22.27%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (19.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 50 (19.53%) Threat Intelligence
7 49 (19.14%) Data Loss Prevention
7 49 (19.14%) Incident Response
8 46 (17.97%) Vulnerability Management
9 44 (17.19%) Cyber Intelligence
10 41 (16.02%) Actionable Insight
11 35 (13.67%) Blue Team
11 35 (13.67%) Kalman Filter
11 35 (13.67%) MITRE ATT&CK
12 34 (13.28%) Time Management
13 33 (12.89%) Compliance Audit
13 33 (12.89%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 32 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
15 30 (11.72%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.13%) Python
2 7 (2.73%) Java
3 5 (1.95%) Bash
3 5 (1.95%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.56%) C
4 4 (1.56%) C++
5 3 (1.17%) C#
6 2 (0.78%) Ruby
6 2 (0.78%) SQL
7 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.39%) Kusto Query Language
7 1 (0.39%) Swift
Qualifications
1 78 (30.47%) Security Cleared
2 50 (19.53%) Degree
3 37 (14.45%) CISSP
4 31 (12.11%) SC Cleared
5 22 (8.59%) CISM
6 21 (8.20%) CREST Certified
7 19 (7.42%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (7.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 18 (7.03%) CCSP
8 18 (7.03%) GIAC
9 14 (5.47%) CompTIA Security+
10 13 (5.08%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
10 13 (5.08%) CompTIA CySA+
10 13 (5.08%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (4.30%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.73%) CEH
13 6 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.95%) CISA
15 4 (1.56%) Numerate Degree
16 3 (1.17%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (20.70%) NIST
2 36 (14.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (7.42%) GDPR
4 15 (5.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (5.08%) COBIT
5 13 (5.08%) PCI DSS
5 13 (5.08%) SOC 2
6 7 (2.73%) GRC
7 4 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 4 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 4 (1.56%) NCSC
8 3 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.78%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.78%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.39%) GMP
10 1 (0.39%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.39%) ISA99
10 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.56%) Docker
3 2 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.39%) Squid
4 1 (0.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.39%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.39%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.39%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.39%) Nessus
4 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (17.19%) Cisco
2 37 (14.45%) Splunk
3 36 (14.06%) Juniper
4 33 (12.89%) ArcSight
5 32 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 32 (12.50%) F5
5 32 (12.50%) IBM
5 32 (12.50%) TippingPoint
5 32 (12.50%) Trend Micro
6 26 (10.16%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.73%) Intel
8 6 (2.34%) Oracle
8 6 (2.34%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.34%) VMware
9 5 (1.95%) Meraki
10 3 (1.17%) Carbon Black
10 3 (1.17%) Cybereason
10 3 (1.17%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.17%) Google
10 3 (1.17%) Palo Alto