Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 627 710 708
Rank change year-on-year +83 -2 +165
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 388 424 549
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.73% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 277 245 288
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £40,891 £38,000 £34,468
90th Percentile £88,750 £95,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.95% -4.55% +15.79%

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 45,168 58,387 67,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.56% 39.44% 38.27%
Number of salaries quoted 34,687 43,994 53,172
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Cyberthreat
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cyberthreat.

Salary trend for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cyberthreat over the 6 months to 2 April 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 2 April 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 +90 368 £62,500 +3.31% 22
London +127 200 £70,000 -3.45% 8
UK excluding London +51 186 £52,000 -0.95% 18
South East +64 51 £52,500 -5.83% 4
South West +51 49 £52,500 -12.50% 4
North of England +88 32 £38,750 -36.73% 4
North West +53 32 £38,750 -36.99% 3
Midlands +54 30 £52,000 +4.00% 1
West Midlands +60 28 £52,000 -3.26% 1
Scotland +48 12 £72,500 +14.17% 2
Work from Home +16 11 £62,500 +13.64% 1
East of England -3 6 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Wales -13 5 £46,250 -7.50% 2
East Midlands +15 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Northern Ireland - 2 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 2 April 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.

1 235 (60.57%) Cybersecurity
2 135 (34.79%) SIEM
3 114 (29.38%) Information Security
4 102 (26.29%) Threat Intelligence
5 97 (25.00%) CISSP
6 95 (24.48%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 80 (20.62%) Security Operations
8 79 (20.36%) Security Cleared
9 78 (20.10%) Windows
10 74 (19.07%) Cyber Intelligence
11 70 (18.04%) Finance
12 63 (16.24%) Analytics
13 62 (15.98%) Linux
14 61 (15.72%) Python
15 60 (15.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 54 (13.92%) Management Information System
17 53 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
18 52 (13.40%) Azure
19 51 (13.14%) Firewall
20 43 (11.08%) Penetration Testing
21 42 (10.82%) CISM
21 42 (10.82%) PowerShell
22 41 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
23 38 (9.79%) DV Cleared
24 36 (9.28%) SC Cleared
25 35 (9.02%) Java
26 34 (8.76%) Microsoft
27 33 (8.51%) GDPR
28 32 (8.25%) VMware
29 31 (7.99%) Degree

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 10 (2.58%) IIS
2 5 (1.29%) JBoss
3 4 (1.03%) Apache
3 4 (1.03%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.52%) Confluence
5 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.52%) IPython
6 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (5.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Relativity
1 3 (0.77%) Veritas eDiscovery
2 2 (0.52%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.40%) Azure
2 28 (7.22%) AWS
3 25 (6.44%) Office 365
4 14 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.03%) GCP
5 4 (1.03%) SaaS
6 3 (0.77%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.52%) G Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Akamai
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.26%) IaaS
8 1 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Serverless
8 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.14%) Firewall
2 28 (7.22%) TCP/IP
3 17 (4.38%) HTTP
4 16 (4.12%) Intrusion Detection
5 15 (3.87%) Internet
5 15 (3.87%) Network Security
6 12 (3.09%) VPN
7 11 (2.84%) DNS
8 9 (2.32%) SAN
9 8 (2.06%) HTTPS
9 8 (2.06%) IPsec
9 8 (2.06%) Wireshark
10 7 (1.80%) 802.11
10 7 (1.80%) SNMP
11 6 (1.55%) DHCP
12 3 (0.77%) SMTP
13 2 (0.52%) DKIM
13 2 (0.52%) DMARC
13 2 (0.52%) tcpdump
14 1 (0.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.35%) Big Data
2 10 (2.58%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.32%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (2.32%) Data Lake
4 5 (1.29%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 5 (1.29%) MySQL
5 4 (1.03%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.52%) Maltego
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (4.64%) Metasploit
2 16 (4.12%) Burp Suite
3 7 (1.80%) JIRA
4 6 (1.55%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.55%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.29%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.29%) Selenium
6 4 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.26%) Appium
8 1 (0.26%) Calabash
8 1 (0.26%) Gatling
8 1 (0.26%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.26%) JBehave
8 1 (0.26%) JMeter
8 1 (0.26%) JUnit
8 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (18.04%) Finance
2 18 (4.64%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.61%) Games
4 13 (3.35%) Banking
5 12 (3.09%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.84%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.55%) Law
8 5 (1.29%) Marketing
8 5 (1.29%) Public Sector
9 4 (1.03%) Electronics
9 4 (1.03%) Military
10 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.77%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Retail
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 99 (25.52%) Analyst
2 53 (13.66%) Security Analyst
3 36 (9.28%) Security Engineer
4 33 (8.51%) Consultant
5 29 (7.47%) Security Manager
6 25 (6.44%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 24 (6.19%) Security Consultant
7 24 (6.19%) SOC Analyst
8 21 (5.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 20 (5.15%) Architect
9 20 (5.15%) Security Architect
10 17 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (4.12%) Information Analyst
11 16 (4.12%) Information Security Analyst
12 15 (3.87%) Threat Hunter
13 14 (3.61%) Information Security Engineer
13 14 (3.61%) Security Officer
13 14 (3.61%) SIEM Specialist
13 14 (3.61%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
14 13 (3.35%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.12%) Node.js
2 15 (3.87%) HTML
3 9 (2.32%) CSS
3 9 (2.32%) Web Services
4 7 (1.80%) 802.1X
4 7 (1.80%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.80%) React
4 7 (1.80%) Vue.js
5 6 (1.55%) REST
6 5 (1.29%) Gherkin
6 5 (1.29%) LDAP
6 5 (1.29%) SOAP
6 5 (1.29%) Spring
6 5 (1.29%) Spring Boot
7 3 (0.77%) HTML5
7 3 (0.77%) J2EE
7 3 (0.77%) Redux
7 3 (0.77%) SailPoint
7 3 (0.77%) SPML
7 3 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (13.92%) Management Information System
2 53 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (7.73%) Security Operations Centre
4 21 (5.41%) Cyber Defence
5 20 (5.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 17 (4.38%) Cyberattack
7 13 (3.35%) Cybercrime
8 10 (2.58%) Embedded Systems
9 7 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.80%) Life Science
9 7 (1.80%) PKI
9 7 (1.80%) Robotics
10 6 (1.55%) Blog
10 6 (1.55%) Device Driver
11 5 (1.29%) CESG
11 5 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.03%) SCADA
12 4 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (20.10%) Windows
2 62 (15.98%) Linux
3 30 (7.73%) Unix
4 27 (6.96%) Windows Server
5 21 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 18 (4.64%) Kali Linux
7 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 3 (0.77%) AIX
8 3 (0.77%) CentOS
8 3 (0.77%) Solaris
8 3 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.52%) Android
9 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (60.57%) Cybersecurity
2 135 (34.79%) SIEM
3 114 (29.38%) Information Security
4 102 (26.29%) Threat Intelligence
5 95 (24.48%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 80 (20.62%) Security Operations
7 74 (19.07%) Cyber Intelligence
8 63 (16.24%) Analytics
9 43 (11.08%) Penetration Testing
10 41 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
11 31 (7.99%) Risk Management
12 29 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
13 28 (7.22%) Security Architecture
14 27 (6.96%) Project Delivery
15 25 (6.44%) Data Analytics
15 25 (6.44%) Data Loss Prevention
15 25 (6.44%) Information Assurance
16 24 (6.19%) Risk Assessment
17 23 (5.93%) Open Source
17 23 (5.93%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 61 (15.72%) Python
2 42 (10.82%) PowerShell
3 35 (9.02%) Java
4 29 (7.47%) Bash Shell
5 26 (6.70%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.70%) SQL
6 24 (6.19%) C
7 21 (5.41%) C#
8 18 (4.64%) C++
9 10 (2.58%) Ruby
10 8 (2.06%) Go
10 8 (2.06%) Lua
11 6 (1.55%) Perl
12 4 (1.03%) VB
13 3 (0.77%) Java 8
14 2 (0.52%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.52%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.52%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.52%) PyPy
15 1 (0.26%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 97 (25.00%) CISSP
2 79 (20.36%) Security Cleared
3 42 (10.82%) CISM
4 38 (9.79%) DV Cleared
5 36 (9.28%) SC Cleared
6 31 (7.99%) Degree
7 26 (6.70%) SANS
8 25 (6.44%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (6.19%) GCIH
10 20 (5.15%) CESG Certified Professional
10 20 (5.15%) CREST Certified
11 19 (4.90%) CRISC
11 19 (4.90%) GIAC
12 18 (4.64%) CompTIA Security+
13 16 (4.12%) GCIA
14 14 (3.61%) CCSP
15 13 (3.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 12 (3.09%) CCNA
16 12 (3.09%) CISA
17 10 (2.58%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (15.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (8.51%) GDPR
3 30 (7.73%) PCI DSS
4 23 (5.93%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (4.38%) JSP 440
6 12 (3.09%) NIST
6 12 (3.09%) RMADS
7 10 (2.58%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (2.06%) COBIT
9 7 (1.80%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 7 (1.80%) ISO 9001
9 7 (1.80%) QA
10 5 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.52%) NCSC
12 1 (0.26%) Def Stans
12 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.26%) NIST 800
System Software
1 28 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.84%) Docker
4 6 (1.55%) vSphere
5 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.52%) Snort
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (3.87%) Nessus
2 14 (3.61%) Kubernetes
2 14 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.84%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (1.80%) Nmap
5 4 (1.03%) Ansible
5 4 (1.03%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 4 (1.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.03%) QRadar
5 4 (1.03%) WSUS
6 3 (0.77%) CSIRT
6 3 (0.77%) EnCase
6 3 (0.77%) FTK
7 2 (0.52%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.26%) Kibana
8 1 (0.26%) logstash
8 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (8.76%) Microsoft
2 32 (8.25%) VMware
3 31 (7.99%) Splunk
4 15 (3.87%) Zscaler
5 13 (3.35%) Sophos
6 12 (3.09%) Cisco
7 10 (2.58%) Symantec
8 9 (2.32%) Databricks
9 8 (2.06%) ArcSight
9 8 (2.06%) Citrix
9 8 (2.06%) FireEye
10 7 (1.80%) Carbon Black
11 5 (1.29%) AlienVault
11 5 (1.29%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.29%) LogRhythm
11 5 (1.29%) Oracle
12 4 (1.03%) Google
12 4 (1.03%) Veeam
13 3 (0.77%) ForgeRock
13 3 (0.77%) Nuix