Period
to 28 July 2021

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 28 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 660 539 704
Rank change year-on-year -121 +165 -265
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 346 261 448
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.38% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.06% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 225 167 277
10th Percentile £39,250 £42,000 £40,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £58,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +3.45% +0.87%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £90,750 £79,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,750 £52,613
% change year-on-year +4.27% +0.26% -4.34%

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 44,239 24,658 50,681
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.17% 35.47% 35.19%
Number of salaries quoted 26,825 19,623 38,762
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,986 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 28 July 2021.

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 28 July 2021. 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 -105 298 £65,000 +8.33% 56
UK excluding London -99 186 £55,000 +4.27% 45
London -103 131 £65,000 -3.70% 14
Work from Home -192 49 £67,500 -10.00% 4
South East -76 41 £62,500 +25.00% 12
North of England -36 39 £45,000 +20.00% 12
South West -79 32 £57,000 +8.57% 7
East of England -18 28 £63,750 -20.31% 3
Scotland -51 25 £54,500 -26.10% 1
Yorkshire -33 23 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Midlands -93 19 £68,750 +14.58% 7
West Midlands -105 17 £77,500 +29.17% 6
North West -46 11 £45,000 +20.00% 6
North East - 5 £57,500 -
Wales -31 2 £41,250 - 3

For the 6 months to 28 July 2021, 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.

1 208 (60.12%) Cybersecurity
2 162 (46.82%) Information Security
3 119 (34.39%) Threat Intelligence
4 112 (32.37%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 104 (30.06%) Social Skills
6 99 (28.61%) Risk Management
7 96 (27.75%) Security Operations
8 87 (25.14%) Management Information System
9 79 (22.83%) Firewall
10 78 (22.54%) Cyber Intelligence
11 76 (21.97%) SIEM
12 74 (21.39%) Linux
13 71 (20.52%) Security Cleared
14 69 (19.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 65 (18.79%) Microsoft
15 65 (18.79%) Finance
16 64 (18.50%) CISSP
16 64 (18.50%) Azure
17 60 (17.34%) Vulnerability Management
18 56 (16.18%) Python
19 51 (14.74%) Degree
20 50 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
21 49 (14.16%) AWS
22 48 (13.87%) Windows
23 45 (13.01%) Middleware
23 45 (13.01%) Penetration Testing
24 41 (11.85%) ITIL
25 40 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
26 39 (11.27%) Mentoring
27 37 (10.69%) Cyberattack

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 11 (3.18%) IIS
2 7 (2.02%) Apache
3 4 (1.16%) JBoss
4 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.29%) Confluence
5 1 (0.29%) nginx
5 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (5.20%) Microsoft Excel
1 18 (5.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 18 (5.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.50%) Azure
2 49 (14.16%) AWS
3 22 (6.36%) Microsoft 365
4 14 (4.05%) GCP
4 14 (4.05%) SaaS
5 9 (2.60%) Google App Engine
6 7 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.45%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.16%) Azure Sentinel
8 4 (1.16%) PaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.29%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.83%) Firewall
2 35 (10.12%) Network Security
3 18 (5.20%) HTTP
4 16 (4.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 16 (4.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 16 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 15 (4.34%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (3.47%) SAN
7 11 (3.18%) VPN
8 10 (2.89%) 802.11
9 8 (2.31%) DNS
9 8 (2.31%) SNMP
10 7 (2.02%) FTP
11 6 (1.73%) SSL
12 5 (1.45%) SMTP
12 5 (1.45%) VLAN
12 5 (1.45%) VoIP
12 5 (1.45%) Wireless
13 4 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.60%) BigQuery
2 4 (1.16%) Big Data
2 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
2 4 (1.16%) MySQL
3 3 (0.87%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.29%) Redis
4 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (4.05%) GitLab
2 10 (2.89%) Burp Suite
2 10 (2.89%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.31%) Metasploit
4 6 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.45%) JIRA
5 5 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.16%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.16%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.16%) Selenium
7 2 (0.58%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.29%) Mocha
General
1 104 (30.06%) Social Skills
2 65 (18.79%) Finance
3 50 (14.45%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.91%) Banking
5 15 (4.34%) Retail
6 14 (4.05%) Influencing Skills
7 13 (3.76%) Legal
7 13 (3.76%) Public Sector
8 11 (3.18%) Law
9 10 (2.89%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 9 (2.60%) Aerospace
10 9 (2.60%) Organisational Skills
11 7 (2.02%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (2.02%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.73%) Games
12 6 (1.73%) Military
13 4 (1.16%) Electronics
14 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (21.68%) Analyst
2 44 (12.72%) Consultant
3 34 (9.83%) Security Specialist
4 30 (8.67%) Security Manager
5 29 (8.38%) Security Analyst
6 28 (8.09%) Information Security Specialist
6 28 (8.09%) Information Specialist
7 23 (6.65%) Security Engineer
8 17 (4.91%) Information Manager
9 16 (4.62%) Architect
9 16 (4.62%) Information Security Manager
10 15 (4.34%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 15 (4.34%) Security Operations Specialist
11 14 (4.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Consultant
11 14 (4.05%) Cyberthreat Consultant
11 14 (4.05%) Security Architect
11 14 (4.05%) Threat Intelligence Consultant
12 13 (3.76%) Security Consultant
13 12 (3.47%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 12 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.01%) Middleware
2 10 (2.89%) 802.1X
3 8 (2.31%) LDAP
4 7 (2.02%) Apache NiFi
4 7 (2.02%) Regular Expression
4 7 (2.02%) STL
5 5 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (1.16%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.16%) Node.js
6 4 (1.16%) Web Services
7 3 (0.87%) JSON
8 2 (0.58%) Loki
8 2 (0.58%) React
9 1 (0.29%) Django
9 1 (0.29%) GraphQL
9 1 (0.29%) Jest
9 1 (0.29%) RESTful
9 1 (0.29%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.29%) ServiceStack
9 1 (0.29%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 87 (25.14%) Management Information System
2 37 (10.69%) Cyberattack
3 25 (7.23%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (5.78%) Cyber Defence
5 16 (4.62%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 14 (4.05%) Mobile App
7 11 (3.18%) Cybercrime
7 11 (3.18%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.31%) Analytical Mindset
8 8 (2.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (2.31%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.45%) Legacy Applications
9 5 (1.45%) Legacy Systems
9 5 (1.45%) SCADA
10 4 (1.16%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (1.16%) PMI
11 3 (0.87%) Life Science
11 3 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 74 (21.39%) Linux
2 48 (13.87%) Windows
3 26 (7.51%) Unix
4 8 (2.31%) Kali Linux
4 8 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.73%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (60.12%) Cybersecurity
2 162 (46.82%) Information Security
3 119 (34.39%) Threat Intelligence
4 112 (32.37%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 99 (28.61%) Risk Management
6 96 (27.75%) Security Operations
7 78 (22.54%) Cyber Intelligence
8 76 (21.97%) SIEM
9 60 (17.34%) Vulnerability Management
10 45 (13.01%) Penetration Testing
11 41 (11.85%) ITIL
12 40 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (11.27%) Mentoring
14 35 (10.12%) Security Architecture
15 32 (9.25%) Remediation Plan
16 31 (8.96%) Patch Management
16 31 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (8.96%) Threat Detection
16 31 (8.96%) Use Case
17 29 (8.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.18%) Python
2 24 (6.94%) PowerShell
3 22 (6.36%) Java
4 20 (5.78%) Bash Shell
4 20 (5.78%) C++
5 17 (4.91%) C
6 15 (4.34%) Ruby
7 12 (3.47%) C#
8 10 (2.89%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.60%) Go
10 8 (2.31%) Lua
11 5 (1.45%) PHP
12 4 (1.16%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.58%) VBA
13 2 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 71 (20.52%) Security Cleared
2 64 (18.50%) CISSP
3 51 (14.74%) Degree
4 33 (9.54%) DV Cleared
5 32 (9.25%) CISM
6 28 (8.09%) SC Cleared
7 21 (6.07%) SANS
8 16 (4.62%) CISA
9 14 (4.05%) CEH
10 13 (3.76%) OSCP
11 12 (3.47%) GIAC
12 8 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (2.31%) CISMP
12 8 (2.31%) IISP
13 7 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (2.02%) CREST Certified
13 7 (2.02%) CRISC
14 6 (1.73%) GCFE
14 6 (1.73%) Master's Degree
15 5 (1.45%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (19.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (10.69%) PCI DSS
3 28 (8.09%) COBIT
4 24 (6.94%) NIST
5 22 (6.36%) GRC
6 15 (4.34%) GDPR
7 13 (3.76%) Cyber Essentials
7 13 (3.76%) NCSC
8 10 (2.89%) QA
9 9 (2.60%) SLA
10 8 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 6 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 5 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (1.16%) Def Stans
13 4 (1.16%) HIPAA
13 4 (1.16%) JSP 440
13 4 (1.16%) RMADS
14 3 (0.87%) SOC 2
15 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.47%) Docker
2 12 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.16%) Firmware
3 4 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.87%) HDFS
4 3 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.87%) NFS
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (5.20%) Nessus
2 15 (4.34%) Kubernetes
3 11 (3.18%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 10 (2.89%) Nmap
5 9 (2.60%) CSIRT
6 8 (2.31%) Ansible
7 7 (2.02%) EnCase
8 5 (1.45%) Terraform
9 3 (0.87%) Puppet
10 2 (0.58%) FTK
10 2 (0.58%) QRadar
11 1 (0.29%) CASB
11 1 (0.29%) Demisto
11 1 (0.29%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 65 (18.79%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.38%) ServiceNow
3 25 (7.23%) CheckPoint
3 25 (7.23%) Cisco
4 20 (5.78%) Splunk
5 17 (4.91%) Google
6 16 (4.62%) F5
7 15 (4.34%) Apple
7 15 (4.34%) Zscaler
8 12 (3.47%) VMware
9 10 (2.89%) LogRhythm
10 9 (2.60%) Qualys
11 6 (1.73%) Blue Coat
11 6 (1.73%) Darktrace
11 6 (1.73%) FireEye
12 5 (1.45%) McAfee
12 5 (1.45%) Meraki
12 5 (1.45%) Oracle
13 4 (1.16%) Agilent
13 4 (1.16%) Intel