Period
to 26 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cyberthreat in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyberthreat over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 424 797 847
Rank change year-on-year +373 +50 +150
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 1,179 415 413
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.61% 0.52% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 230 291 269
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £59,322
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% -10.66% +4.07%
10th Percentile £32,725 £33,750 £36,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +5.77%

Cyberthreat 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 73,388 79,127 82,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.54% 42.66%
Number of salaries quoted 56,735 59,493 67,491
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Cyberthreat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyberthreat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyberthreat.

Salary trend for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyberthreat over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyberthreat within the UK over the 6 months to 26 September 2018. 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 +356 1,158 £55,000 +3.77% 57
London +403 943 £60,000 -4.00% 14
UK excluding London +34 221 £55,000 +10.00% 46
Midlands +79 64 £57,500 +35.29% 4
East of England +55 55 £41,500 -17.00% 8
South East -57 40 £62,500 +17.92% 13
North of England +30 33 £77,500 +93.75% 10
West Midlands +49 32 £70,000 +64.71% 2
East Midlands +34 32 £57,500 +64.29% 2
South West +8 31 £42,500 - 8
North West +15 22 £77,500 +93.75% 1
Yorkshire +39 11 £39,250 +18.94% 9
Scotland 0 7 £61,250 -10.58% 1
Wales - 1 £67,500 - 2

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT jobs citing Cyberthreat 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 Cyberthreat.

1 866 (73.45%) Risk Management
2 859 (72.86%) Problem-Solving
3 851 (72.18%) Finance
4 833 (70.65%) Strategic Thinking
5 830 (70.40%) Banking
6 829 (70.31%) Innovative Thinking
7 827 (70.14%) Investment Management
8 825 (69.97%) Investment Banking
9 824 (69.89%) Financial Institution
9 824 (69.89%) Low Latency
10 813 (68.96%) Big Data
11 639 (54.20%) Java
12 584 (49.53%) Analytical Skills
13 363 (30.79%) Degree
14 301 (25.53%) JavaScript
15 286 (24.26%) SQL
16 283 (24.00%) OO
17 280 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
17 280 (23.75%) SDLC
18 247 (20.95%) Python
19 246 (20.87%) Computer Science
20 231 (19.59%) AngularJS
21 212 (17.98%) Analytics
22 210 (17.81%) Cybersecurity
23 205 (17.39%) C++
24 199 (16.88%) Relational Database
25 194 (16.45%) Information Security
26 188 (15.95%) Linux
27 186 (15.78%) Sybase
28 173 (14.67%) TDD

Cyberthreat
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 72 (6.11%) Apache Spark
2 40 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (1.53%) Apache
3 18 (1.53%) Tomcat
4 12 (1.02%) Confluence
5 10 (0.85%) IIS
6 8 (0.68%) SharePoint
7 7 (0.59%) Jetty
8 6 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (0.51%) CMS
8 6 (0.51%) GemFire
9 2 (0.17%) JBoss
10 1 (0.085%) Appian
10 1 (0.085%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 34 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.17%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.085%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (0.85%) Office 365
4 9 (0.76%) npm
5 8 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (0.68%) PaaS
6 7 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
6 7 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.51%) GitHub
8 5 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.085%) IaaS
9 1 (0.085%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (8.48%) Firewall
2 83 (7.04%) Network Security
3 63 (5.34%) LAN
4 60 (5.09%) WAN
5 55 (4.66%) Wireshark
6 51 (4.33%) VPN
7 44 (3.73%) Intrusion Detection
7 44 (3.73%) TCP/IP
8 40 (3.39%) WLAN
9 39 (3.31%) DHCP
9 39 (3.31%) DNS
10 34 (2.88%) OSPF
11 33 (2.80%) Internet
12 24 (2.04%) BGP
12 24 (2.04%) Ethernet
12 24 (2.04%) MPLS
12 24 (2.04%) SNMP
13 20 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (1.70%) Cisco Firepower
14 14 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 813 (68.96%) Big Data
2 199 (16.88%) Relational Database
3 140 (11.87%) MongoDB
4 132 (11.20%) NoSQL
5 118 (10.01%) DB2
6 68 (5.77%) RDBMS
7 41 (3.48%) Hadoop
8 36 (3.05%) Data Lake
9 31 (2.63%) Sybase ASE
10 29 (2.46%) MemSQL
11 27 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.61%) Apache Hive
12 19 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (1.53%) MySQL
14 17 (1.44%) Neo4j
14 17 (1.44%) OrientDB
15 16 (1.36%) Flink
15 16 (1.36%) Sybase IQ
16 14 (1.19%) Redis
16 14 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 68 (5.77%) Maven
2 61 (5.17%) JUnit
3 29 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.29%) Subversion
5 25 (2.12%) JIRA
6 23 (1.95%) Cucumber
7 18 (1.53%) FitNesse
7 18 (1.53%) Mockito
8 17 (1.44%) Git (software)
8 17 (1.44%) Gradle
9 16 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.02%) gulp
12 11 (0.93%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 9 (0.76%) Bitbucket
15 8 (0.68%) EasyMock
16 7 (0.59%) Selenium
17 6 (0.51%) Ant
17 6 (0.51%) JMeter
General
1 851 (72.18%) Finance
2 830 (70.40%) Banking
3 825 (69.97%) Investment Banking
4 824 (69.89%) Financial Institution
5 98 (8.31%) Front Office
6 65 (5.51%) Legal
7 52 (4.41%) Retail
8 28 (2.37%) Marketing
9 24 (2.04%) Telecoms
10 21 (1.78%) Multimedia
11 19 (1.61%) Electronics
12 16 (1.36%) Manufacturing
13 15 (1.27%) Law
14 9 (0.76%) Publishing
15 8 (0.68%) Military
15 8 (0.68%) Prime Brokerage
16 6 (0.51%) Back Office
17 3 (0.25%) Automotive
18 2 (0.17%) Billing
18 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 299 (25.36%) Developer
2 156 (13.23%) Analyst
3 108 (9.16%) Java Developer
4 98 (8.31%) Platform Engineer
5 66 (5.60%) Architect
6 63 (5.34%) Software Engineer
7 52 (4.41%) Security Architect
8 43 (3.65%) Security Engineer
9 42 (3.56%) Security Analyst
9 42 (3.56%) Solutions Architect
10 40 (3.39%) Security Solutions Architect
11 38 (3.22%) Data Engineer
12 31 (2.63%) Information Architect
12 31 (2.63%) Information Security Architect
12 31 (2.63%) SOC Engineer
13 29 (2.46%) SOC Analyst
14 21 (1.78%) Senior Developer
15 20 (1.70%) Development Engineer
15 20 (1.70%) Information Analyst
15 20 (1.70%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (19.59%) AngularJS
2 170 (14.42%) RESTful
3 141 (11.96%) HTML
4 139 (11.79%) React
5 136 (11.54%) Spring
6 119 (10.09%) Kafka
7 100 (8.48%) HTML5
8 99 (8.40%) Web Services
9 69 (5.85%) .NET
10 65 (5.51%) REST
11 55 (4.66%) RabbitMQ
12 51 (4.33%) CSS
13 49 (4.16%) Akka
13 49 (4.16%) Spring Boot
14 46 (3.90%) Vert.x
15 42 (3.56%) JAX-RS
16 37 (3.14%) Hibernate
16 37 (3.14%) Middleware
17 36 (3.05%) Dropwizard
18 31 (2.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 584 (49.53%) Analytical Skills
2 246 (20.87%) Computer Science
3 169 (14.33%) Self-Motivation
4 132 (11.20%) Fixed Income
5 127 (10.77%) Algorithms
6 104 (8.82%) Data Structures
6 104 (8.82%) Management Information System
7 88 (7.46%) Data Centre
8 87 (7.38%) Equities
9 63 (5.34%) Analytical Mindset
10 56 (4.75%) Derivative
11 53 (4.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 53 (4.50%) User Experience
12 43 (3.65%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 39 (3.31%) Virtual Team
14 37 (3.14%) Hedge funds
15 35 (2.97%) Public Cloud
16 32 (2.71%) Cyberattack
17 28 (2.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 27 (2.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 188 (15.95%) Linux
2 170 (14.42%) Unix
3 102 (8.65%) Windows
4 11 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (0.76%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.59%) CentOS
7 6 (0.51%) Windows 7
7 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.085%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 866 (73.45%) Risk Management
2 859 (72.86%) Problem-Solving
3 833 (70.65%) Strategic Thinking
4 829 (70.31%) Innovative Thinking
5 827 (70.14%) Investment Management
6 824 (69.89%) Low Latency
7 283 (24.00%) OO
8 280 (23.75%) Agile Software Development
8 280 (23.75%) SDLC
9 212 (17.98%) Analytics
10 210 (17.81%) Cybersecurity
11 194 (16.45%) Information Security
12 173 (14.67%) TDD
13 149 (12.64%) Open Source
14 145 (12.30%) SIEM
15 121 (10.26%) Software Engineering
16 101 (8.57%) Microservices
17 97 (8.23%) Workflow
18 91 (7.72%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 91 (7.72%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 639 (54.20%) Java
2 301 (25.53%) JavaScript
3 286 (24.26%) SQL
4 247 (20.95%) Python
5 205 (17.39%) C++
6 108 (9.16%) C#
6 108 (9.16%) Perl
7 87 (7.38%) C
8 74 (6.28%) Scala
9 64 (5.43%) Shell Script
10 43 (3.65%) Java 8
11 31 (2.63%) Bash Shell
12 21 (1.78%) PowerShell
13 18 (1.53%) Erlang
14 14 (1.19%) Ruby
15 13 (1.10%) PL/SQL
16 12 (1.02%) R
17 11 (0.93%) TypeScript
18 10 (0.85%) MATLAB
19 9 (0.76%) ES6
Qualifications
1 363 (30.79%) Degree
2 125 (10.60%) CISSP
3 122 (10.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 91 (7.72%) Master's Degree
5 89 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
6 72 (6.11%) CCNP
7 44 (3.73%) Security Cleared
8 42 (3.56%) CCDP
9 38 (3.22%) CISM
10 32 (2.71%) ISSAP
11 29 (2.46%) CISA
11 29 (2.46%) GCIH
12 28 (2.37%) CEH
12 28 (2.37%) GSEC
12 28 (2.37%) SANS
13 27 (2.29%) MCSE
13 27 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 25 (2.12%) CCIE
14 25 (2.12%) RHCA
14 25 (2.12%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.82%) QA
2 30 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.61%) GDPR
4 17 (1.44%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.85%) MiFID
6 8 (0.68%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 5 (0.42%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.34%) COBIT
10 3 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.25%) GPG13
10 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
11 2 (0.17%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.17%) SLA
12 1 (0.085%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (1.95%) Docker
2 14 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (0.85%) HDFS
4 8 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.59%) Active Directory
6 6 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 6 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.42%) Snort
8 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.25%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (3.05%) Puppet
2 35 (2.97%) RSA Security Analytics
3 27 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (1.44%) Kibana
5 16 (1.36%) Ansible
6 13 (1.10%) Stealthwatch
6 13 (1.10%) WSUS
7 12 (1.02%) CFEngine
7 12 (1.02%) Salt
8 10 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
8 10 (0.85%) QRadar
9 8 (0.68%) Kubernetes
10 6 (0.51%) Consul
10 6 (0.51%) Mesos
10 6 (0.51%) SCCM
11 5 (0.42%) RSA Archer
12 4 (0.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.17%) Terraform
14 1 (0.085%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 186 (15.78%) Sybase
2 87 (7.38%) Cisco
3 61 (5.17%) Microsoft
4 56 (4.75%) Splunk
5 54 (4.58%) CheckPoint
6 45 (3.82%) Juniper
7 39 (3.31%) Fortinet
7 39 (3.31%) Tufin
8 37 (3.14%) Symantec
9 36 (3.05%) Forcepoint
9 36 (3.05%) VMware
10 34 (2.88%) Oracle
11 32 (2.71%) Red Hat
12 29 (2.46%) LogRhythm
13 27 (2.29%) Citrix
14 14 (1.19%) IBM
14 14 (1.19%) Qualys
14 14 (1.19%) Tableau
15 13 (1.10%) AlienVault
16 11 (0.93%) SaltStack