Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 711 831 940
Rank change year-on-year +120 +109 +174
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 513 357 372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.50% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 313 250 245
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £34,468 £33,000 £38,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,750 £47,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +6.84% -13.64% +10.00%

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 72,656 70,988 89,197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.70% 40.65% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 57,054 58,029 71,630
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +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 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 13 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 18 February 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 +127 501 £55,000 +2.33% 91
London +184 348 £57,500 -8.00% 50
UK excluding London -48 156 £50,750 +6.84% 42
South East -12 59 £52,500 +2.44% 14
Midlands +24 46 £41,250 -17.50% 5
South West -2 32 £50,000 +5.26% 6
East Midlands +41 26 £40,000 -11.11% 4
East of England +3 21 £55,000 +56.03% 9
West Midlands +13 20 £52,500 -12.50% 1
North of England -20 6 £45,000 - 7
North West -37 6 £45,000 -5.26%
Scotland -50 3 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £20,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 336 (65.50%) Cybersecurity
2 291 (56.73%) Information Security
3 192 (37.43%) Finance
4 181 (35.28%) CISSP
5 174 (33.92%) SIEM
6 132 (25.73%) Firewall
7 116 (22.61%) Python
8 115 (22.42%) Network Security
9 113 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
10 111 (21.64%) Risk Management
11 106 (20.66%) Legal
11 106 (20.66%) Data Protection
12 101 (19.69%) Linux
13 98 (19.10%) Windows
13 98 (19.10%) CISM
14 97 (18.91%) Machine Learning
15 88 (17.15%) Natural Language Processing
16 87 (16.96%) Artificial Intelligence
17 86 (16.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 86 (16.76%) Security Operations
18 83 (16.18%) Degree
19 82 (15.98%) JavaScript
20 81 (15.79%) TCP/IP
20 81 (15.79%) Management Information System
21 79 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
21 79 (15.40%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
21 79 (15.40%) Threat Intelligence
22 78 (15.20%) Vulnerability Management
23 75 (14.62%) Docker
24 73 (14.23%) PostgreSQL

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 59 (11.50%) Apache Spark
2 24 (4.68%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.51%) IIS
4 11 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.97%) Apache
6 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.19%) HipChat
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 49 (9.55%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.34%) Office 365
3 9 (1.75%) SaaS
4 8 (1.56%) PaaS
5 7 (1.36%) IaaS
6 6 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.78%) npm
8 2 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 132 (25.73%) Firewall
2 115 (22.42%) Network Security
3 81 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 53 (10.33%) DNS
5 50 (9.75%) WAN
6 49 (9.55%) DHCP
7 48 (9.36%) LAN
8 37 (7.21%) SSL
9 25 (4.87%) DMZ
9 25 (4.87%) Intrusion Detection
9 25 (4.87%) VPN
10 23 (4.48%) Multicast
10 23 (4.48%) SMTP
10 23 (4.48%) Wireshark
11 21 (4.09%) Internet
12 17 (3.31%) OSPF
13 16 (3.12%) BGP
13 16 (3.12%) Ethernet
13 16 (3.12%) MPLS
13 16 (3.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (14.23%) PostgreSQL
2 59 (11.50%) Big Data
3 32 (6.24%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.53%) DB2
5 12 (2.34%) Hadoop
5 12 (2.34%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.75%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.17%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.97%) SQL Server
10 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.39%) Maltego
11 2 (0.39%) MemSQL
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.19%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.19%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.19%) MySQL
12 1 (0.19%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 8 (1.56%) JUnit
2 5 (0.97%) FitNesse
3 4 (0.78%) gulp
3 4 (0.78%) Maven
3 4 (0.78%) Mockito
3 4 (0.78%) Subversion
4 3 (0.58%) EasyMock
5 2 (0.39%) Babel
5 2 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.39%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.39%) JIRA
5 2 (0.39%) webpack
6 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.19%) MSI
6 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 192 (37.43%) Finance
2 106 (20.66%) Legal
3 53 (10.33%) Banking
4 45 (8.77%) Financial Institution
5 43 (8.38%) Investment Banking
6 29 (5.65%) Law
7 15 (2.92%) Games
8 12 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.97%) Automotive
10 4 (0.78%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.78%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.58%) Advertising
11 3 (0.58%) Marketing
11 3 (0.58%) Military
12 2 (0.39%) Electronics
12 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.39%) Retail
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 161 (31.38%) Analyst
2 90 (17.54%) Security Analyst
3 39 (7.60%) Security Engineer
4 37 (7.21%) Security Manager
5 34 (6.63%) Consultant
6 32 (6.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 32 (6.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 32 (6.24%) SOC Analyst
7 28 (5.46%) Architect
7 28 (5.46%) Security Architect
8 27 (5.26%) Developer
8 27 (5.26%) Security Consultant
9 23 (4.48%) Network Security Engineer
10 22 (4.29%) Network Engineer
11 17 (3.31%) IT Analyst
11 17 (3.31%) IT Manager
11 17 (3.31%) IT Security Analyst
11 17 (3.31%) IT Security Manager
12 16 (3.12%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 15 (2.92%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (17.15%) Natural Language Processing
2 29 (5.65%) RabbitMQ
3 28 (5.46%) Node.js
4 27 (5.26%) .NET
5 23 (4.48%) AngularJS
6 19 (3.70%) React
7 17 (3.31%) Web Services
8 15 (2.92%) HTML
9 14 (2.73%) Spring
10 13 (2.53%) LDAP
11 12 (2.34%) Flask
11 12 (2.34%) RESTful
11 12 (2.34%) SQLAlchemy
12 11 (2.14%) Django
12 11 (2.14%) REST
13 6 (1.17%) CSS
13 6 (1.17%) HTML5
13 6 (1.17%) Java EE
13 6 (1.17%) MAPI
14 5 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 113 (22.03%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 57 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 34 (6.63%) Data Centre
5 28 (5.46%) Security Operations Centre
6 21 (4.09%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 20 (3.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (3.70%) Cyber Defence
8 19 (3.70%) Cyberattack
9 15 (2.92%) User Experience
10 14 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (2.14%) Cybercrime
11 11 (2.14%) Virtual Team
12 10 (1.95%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.56%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.36%) Fixed Income
15 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.78%) Social Media
16 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
16 3 (0.58%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 101 (19.69%) Linux
2 98 (19.10%) Windows
3 56 (10.92%) Unix
4 14 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.34%) Solaris
6 4 (0.78%) Android
6 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.78%) VMS
7 2 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.19%) CentOS
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (65.50%) Cybersecurity
2 291 (56.73%) Information Security
3 174 (33.92%) SIEM
4 111 (21.64%) Risk Management
5 106 (20.66%) Data Protection
6 97 (18.91%) Machine Learning
7 87 (16.96%) Artificial Intelligence
8 86 (16.76%) Security Operations
9 79 (15.40%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (15.40%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 79 (15.40%) Threat Intelligence
10 78 (15.20%) Vulnerability Management
11 65 (12.67%) Incident Management
12 63 (12.28%) DevOps
13 61 (11.89%) Penetration Testing
14 57 (11.11%) ITIL
15 55 (10.72%) Continuous Delivery
16 45 (8.77%) Innovative Thinking
17 43 (8.38%) Investment Management
17 43 (8.38%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 116 (22.61%) Python
2 82 (15.98%) JavaScript
3 55 (10.72%) Ruby
4 52 (10.14%) Java
5 50 (9.75%) C#
6 39 (7.60%) SQL
7 27 (5.26%) C
7 27 (5.26%) Go
7 27 (5.26%) Perl
7 27 (5.26%) Shell Script
8 22 (4.29%) PowerShell
9 21 (4.09%) C++
10 19 (3.70%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.14%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.17%) Scala
13 2 (0.39%) BeanShell
13 2 (0.39%) Erlang
13 2 (0.39%) ES6
13 2 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 181 (35.28%) CISSP
2 98 (19.10%) CISM
3 83 (16.18%) Degree
4 70 (13.65%) GIAC
5 52 (10.14%) GCIH
5 52 (10.14%) Security Cleared
6 50 (9.75%) CEH
7 43 (8.38%) SANS
8 35 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (6.63%) CISA
10 31 (6.04%) SC Cleared
10 31 (6.04%) SSCP
11 29 (5.65%) CREST Certified
12 27 (5.26%) DV Cleared
12 27 (5.26%) GCIA
13 19 (3.70%) CCNP
14 16 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (2.92%) CCNA
16 14 (2.73%) IISP
16 14 (2.73%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (16.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (6.04%) PCI DSS
3 23 (4.48%) NIST 800
4 18 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 16 (3.12%) GDPR
6 15 (2.92%) COBIT
6 15 (2.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (1.36%) QA
8 5 (0.97%) ISO 22301
9 3 (0.58%) MiFID
10 2 (0.39%) BS7799
10 2 (0.39%) PMO
11 1 (0.19%) GPG13
11 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (14.62%) Docker
2 24 (4.68%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.12%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (2.53%) Snort
5 10 (1.95%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 59 (11.50%) Kubernetes
2 28 (5.46%) QRadar
3 25 (4.87%) Ansible
4 24 (4.68%) Puppet
4 24 (4.68%) Terraform
5 19 (3.70%) CSIRT
6 14 (2.73%) Nessus
7 5 (0.97%) Kibana
8 4 (0.78%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 3 (0.58%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 3 (0.58%) RSA Security Analytics
9 3 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.58%) Suricata
10 2 (0.39%) WMI
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.19%) FTK
11 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 70 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 34 (6.63%) Cisco
3 26 (5.07%) VMware
4 24 (4.68%) Oracle
5 23 (4.48%) F5
6 21 (4.09%) CheckPoint
7 20 (3.90%) Splunk
8 18 (3.51%) Juniper
9 17 (3.31%) FireEye
9 17 (3.31%) LogRhythm
10 15 (2.92%) Fortinet
10 15 (2.92%) Sybase
11 14 (2.73%) Adobe
12 13 (2.53%) BeyondTrust
12 13 (2.53%) Forcepoint
12 13 (2.53%) IBM
13 12 (2.34%) Tufin
14 11 (2.14%) Citrix
15 7 (1.36%) ArcSight
15 7 (1.36%) Twitter