Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 619 763 728
Rank change year-on-year +144 -35 +123
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 431 377 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.63% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 283 229 317
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £38,250 £35,000 £34,468
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +0.97% +8.42%

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 47,766 60,039 67,815
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.51% 39.62% 38.63%
Number of salaries quoted 36,722 45,533 52,792
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £30,250 £29,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +4.65% +1.18%

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 19 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 15 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 19 February 2020. 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 +149 410 £62,500 +4.17% 54
UK excluding London +90 231 £52,500 +0.96% 32
London +142 197 £70,000 +1.82% 24
South West +84 77 £41,500 -40.71% 6
South East +46 55 £55,000 -1.79% 6
Midlands +43 41 £52,250 -9.13% 7
West Midlands +57 34 £52,000 -35.00% 5
North of England +79 33 £35,000 -43.09% 10
North West +68 31 £35,000 -43.09% 8
Scotland +50 14 £70,000 +34.62% 1
East Midlands +14 7 £80,000 +39.13% 2
East of England 0 7 £60,000 +50.00% 1
Wales -6 3 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Yorkshire +20 2 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 246 (57.08%) Cybersecurity
2 132 (30.63%) SIEM
3 120 (27.84%) Information Security
4 108 (25.06%) Threat Intelligence
5 102 (23.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 97 (22.51%) CISSP
7 91 (21.11%) Python
7 91 (21.11%) Security Cleared
8 88 (20.42%) Security Operations
9 82 (19.03%) Finance
10 77 (17.87%) Cyber Intelligence
11 72 (16.71%) Agile Software Development
12 66 (15.31%) Windows
13 65 (15.08%) Analytics
14 63 (14.62%) Linux
15 62 (14.39%) CISM
16 60 (13.92%) Java
17 58 (13.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 55 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
18 55 (12.76%) DV Cleared
19 54 (12.53%) Firewall
19 54 (12.53%) Management Information System
20 48 (11.14%) C#
20 48 (11.14%) C++
21 47 (10.90%) DevOps
22 45 (10.44%) SC Cleared
23 41 (9.51%) JavaScript
23 41 (9.51%) PowerShell
24 36 (8.35%) Unix
24 36 (8.35%) Software Engineering

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 14 (3.25%) JBoss
2 5 (1.16%) IIS
3 4 (0.93%) Apache
3 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.46%) Apache Pig
4 2 (0.46%) Confluence
4 2 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.46%) IPython
4 2 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Relativity
1 1 (0.23%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.23%) Sage 50
1 1 (0.23%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.42%) Azure
2 19 (4.41%) Office 365
3 18 (4.18%) AWS
4 12 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.93%) SaaS
6 2 (0.46%) G Suite
7 1 (0.23%) Akamai
7 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.53%) Firewall
2 33 (7.66%) TCP/IP
3 19 (4.41%) VPN
4 18 (4.18%) Internet
5 17 (3.94%) HTTP
6 16 (3.71%) Intrusion Detection
7 13 (3.02%) Network Security
8 12 (2.78%) LAN
8 12 (2.78%) SAN
8 12 (2.78%) WAN
8 12 (2.78%) Wireshark
9 10 (2.32%) DNS
10 8 (1.86%) HTTPS
10 8 (1.86%) IPsec
11 7 (1.62%) 802.11
11 7 (1.62%) DHCP
11 7 (1.62%) SNMP
12 6 (1.39%) tcpdump
13 3 (0.70%) SMTP
14 2 (0.46%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.48%) Big Data
2 14 (3.25%) MongoDB
2 14 (3.25%) MySQL
3 7 (1.62%) NoSQL
4 6 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.39%) Data Lake
5 5 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.93%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.46%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.46%) Maltego
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (4.18%) Burp Suite
2 17 (3.94%) Jenkins
3 16 (3.71%) Metasploit
4 15 (3.48%) Cucumber
5 14 (3.25%) Eclipse
5 14 (3.25%) Selenium
6 7 (1.62%) JIRA
7 6 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
8 4 (0.93%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.46%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.46%) IDA Disassembler
10 1 (0.23%) Appium
10 1 (0.23%) Calabash
10 1 (0.23%) Gatling
10 1 (0.23%) JBehave
10 1 (0.23%) JMeter
10 1 (0.23%) JUnit
10 1 (0.23%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 82 (19.03%) Finance
2 23 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.94%) Games
4 16 (3.71%) Banking
5 13 (3.02%) Legal
6 11 (2.55%) Law
7 9 (2.09%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.09%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.39%) Electronics
9 5 (1.16%) Marketing
10 4 (0.93%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.93%) Military
11 2 (0.46%) Public Sector
11 2 (0.46%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Retail
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 96 (22.27%) Analyst
2 45 (10.44%) Security Analyst
3 39 (9.05%) Consultant
4 30 (6.96%) Security Manager
5 26 (6.03%) Security Consultant
5 26 (6.03%) SOC Analyst
6 24 (5.57%) Developer
7 22 (5.10%) Security Engineer
8 21 (4.87%) Software Engineer
9 20 (4.64%) Software Developer
10 17 (3.94%) Security Specialist
11 16 (3.71%) Architect
11 16 (3.71%) Information Manager
11 16 (3.71%) Information Security Manager
11 16 (3.71%) Security Architect
11 16 (3.71%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (3.71%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
12 15 (3.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 15 (3.48%) Information Analyst
12 15 (3.48%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.73%) Node.js
2 15 (3.48%) HTML
3 14 (3.25%) Gherkin
4 9 (2.09%) AngularJS
4 9 (2.09%) CSS
4 9 (2.09%) React
5 7 (1.62%) 802.1X
5 7 (1.62%) Vue.js
5 7 (1.62%) Web Services
6 6 (1.39%) LDAP
6 6 (1.39%) REST
6 6 (1.39%) SOAP
6 6 (1.39%) Spring
7 5 (1.16%) J2EE
7 5 (1.16%) Spring Boot
8 4 (0.93%) Java EE
9 3 (0.70%) HTML5
9 3 (0.70%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.70%) SPML
9 3 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.76%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (12.53%) Management Information System
3 34 (7.89%) Security Operations Centre
4 29 (6.73%) Embedded Systems
5 26 (6.03%) Cyber Defence
6 19 (4.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 18 (4.18%) Cybercrime
8 12 (2.78%) Cyberattack
9 8 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.62%) Client/Server
10 7 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.62%) Life Science
10 7 (1.62%) Robotics
11 6 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.16%) Blog
13 4 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.93%) SCADA
13 4 (0.93%) User Experience
14 2 (0.46%) PKI
14 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (15.31%) Windows
2 63 (14.62%) Linux
3 36 (8.35%) Unix
4 18 (4.18%) Windows 10
4 18 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 16 (3.71%) Kali Linux
6 3 (0.70%) AIX
6 3 (0.70%) CentOS
6 3 (0.70%) Solaris
6 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.46%) Android
7 2 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (57.08%) Cybersecurity
2 132 (30.63%) SIEM
3 120 (27.84%) Information Security
4 108 (25.06%) Threat Intelligence
5 102 (23.67%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 88 (20.42%) Security Operations
7 77 (17.87%) Cyber Intelligence
8 72 (16.71%) Agile Software Development
9 65 (15.08%) Analytics
10 47 (10.90%) DevOps
11 36 (8.35%) Software Engineering
12 32 (7.42%) Penetration Testing
13 31 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
14 29 (6.73%) Data Analytics
14 29 (6.73%) Vulnerability Management
15 28 (6.50%) Incident Management
15 28 (6.50%) Security Architecture
16 27 (6.26%) Risk Management
17 25 (5.80%) Open Source
18 24 (5.57%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (21.11%) Python
2 60 (13.92%) Java
3 48 (11.14%) C#
3 48 (11.14%) C++
4 41 (9.51%) JavaScript
4 41 (9.51%) PowerShell
5 35 (8.12%) Bash Shell
6 31 (7.19%) C
7 20 (4.64%) SQL
8 12 (2.78%) Ruby
9 8 (1.86%) Lua
9 8 (1.86%) Perl
10 5 (1.16%) Go
11 4 (0.93%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.93%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.93%) VB
12 3 (0.70%) Java 8
13 2 (0.46%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.46%) PyPy
14 1 (0.23%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 97 (22.51%) CISSP
2 91 (21.11%) Security Cleared
3 62 (14.39%) CISM
4 55 (12.76%) DV Cleared
5 45 (10.44%) SC Cleared
6 34 (7.89%) Degree
7 29 (6.73%) SANS
8 23 (5.34%) CREST Certified
9 22 (5.10%) GIAC
10 21 (4.87%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (4.87%) GCIH
11 17 (3.94%) CISA
11 17 (3.94%) CRISC
12 14 (3.25%) CEH
12 14 (3.25%) CompTIA Security+
12 14 (3.25%) GCIA
13 10 (2.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 10 (2.32%) CCNA
13 10 (2.32%) CCSP
13 10 (2.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (13.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (8.35%) PCI DSS
3 27 (6.26%) GDPR
4 23 (5.34%) NIST
5 16 (3.71%) Cyber Essentials
6 8 (1.86%) NIST 800
7 7 (1.62%) COBIT
7 7 (1.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (1.62%) QA
8 6 (1.39%) ISO 9001
8 6 (1.39%) JSP 440
8 6 (1.39%) RMADS
9 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (6.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.86%) Docker
2 8 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.16%) vSphere
4 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (3.25%) Nessus
2 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.62%) Kubernetes
4 7 (1.62%) Nmap
5 6 (1.39%) QRadar
6 5 (1.16%) Ansible
6 5 (1.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 5 (1.16%) CSIRT
7 4 (0.93%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 4 (0.93%) WSUS
8 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.70%) Puppet
9 2 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.46%) Terraform
10 1 (0.23%) EnCase
10 1 (0.23%) FTK
10 1 (0.23%) Kibana
10 1 (0.23%) logstash
10 1 (0.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (6.50%) Splunk
2 25 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.48%) Oracle
4 14 (3.25%) Cisco
5 13 (3.02%) VMware
6 11 (2.55%) ArcSight
7 8 (1.86%) AlienVault
7 8 (1.86%) Zscaler
8 7 (1.62%) Symantec
9 6 (1.39%) Databricks
9 6 (1.39%) FireEye
9 6 (1.39%) Sophos
10 5 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.16%) LogRhythm
11 4 (0.93%) McAfee
11 4 (0.93%) Veeam
12 3 (0.70%) ForgeRock
13 2 (0.46%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.46%) Palantir
13 2 (0.46%) Tableau