Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 628 740 846
Rank change year-on-year +112 +106 +180
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 577 482 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.86% 0.66% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 215 341 263
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £34,000 £34,000 £34,000
90th Percentile £87,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% - -9.09%

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 66,949 73,520 73,319
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.82% 41.19% 39.66%
Number of salaries quoted 51,601 55,507 59,980
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +103 562 £55,000 - 42
London +132 360 £65,000 +18.18% 15
UK excluding London +77 210 £47,500 -5.00% 40
East of England +85 84 £40,000 -20.00% 4
South East -20 39 £60,000 +13.21% 5
Midlands +47 37 £57,500 +53.33% 3
North of England +28 27 £61,500 +36.67% 9
East Midlands +16 22 £57,500 +76.92% 2
South West -21 18 £42,500 -5.56% 6
West Midlands +40 15 £80,000 +54.59% 1
North West +17 15 £61,500 +36.67% 7
Yorkshire - 12 £35,000 - 2
Scotland +7 6 £57,250 -16.42% 2
Wales - 3 £62,500 - 10

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 306 (53.03%) Risk Management
2 293 (50.78%) Problem-Solving
3 268 (46.45%) Finance
4 249 (43.15%) Analytical Skills
5 240 (41.59%) Banking
6 237 (41.07%) Big Data
7 231 (40.03%) Cybersecurity
7 231 (40.03%) Innovative Thinking
8 230 (39.86%) Investment Banking
9 229 (39.69%) Strategic Thinking
10 227 (39.34%) Financial Institution
11 226 (39.17%) Investment Management
11 226 (39.17%) Low Latency
12 198 (34.32%) Java
13 191 (33.10%) Information Security
14 136 (23.57%) SIEM
15 135 (23.40%) CISSP
16 124 (21.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 124 (21.49%) Threat Intelligence
17 122 (21.14%) Security Operations
18 118 (20.45%) Degree
19 114 (19.76%) Firewall
20 113 (19.58%) Cyber Intelligence
21 111 (19.24%) Analytics
22 94 (16.29%) SQL
23 93 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
24 90 (15.60%) Self-Motivation
25 85 (14.73%) OO
26 83 (14.38%) SDLC
27 80 (13.86%) Linux

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 21 (3.64%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.21%) Apache
5 5 (0.87%) Confluence
5 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.69%) IIS
7 3 (0.52%) Jetty
8 2 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.35%) GemFire
9 1 (0.17%) Appian
9 1 (0.17%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (1.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.12%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (2.43%) Office 365
3 6 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (0.52%) npm
5 3 (0.52%) PaaS
6 2 (0.35%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.17%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (19.76%) Firewall
2 54 (9.36%) Wireshark
3 45 (7.80%) Intrusion Detection
4 42 (7.28%) Network Security
5 37 (6.41%) TCP/IP
6 30 (5.20%) Internet
7 21 (3.64%) LAN
7 21 (3.64%) WAN
8 20 (3.47%) DNS
9 14 (2.43%) VPN
10 12 (2.08%) DHCP
11 11 (1.91%) SNMP
11 11 (1.91%) SSL
12 10 (1.73%) OSPF
13 9 (1.56%) WLAN
14 8 (1.39%) BGP
14 8 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (1.39%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.39%) MPLS
14 8 (1.39%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (41.07%) Big Data
2 59 (10.23%) Relational Database
3 37 (6.41%) MongoDB
4 34 (5.89%) NoSQL
5 30 (5.20%) DB2
6 18 (3.12%) RDBMS
7 14 (2.43%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.91%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.56%) Neo4j
9 9 (1.56%) SQL Server
10 8 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (1.39%) OrientDB
11 7 (1.21%) MemSQL
11 7 (1.21%) MySQL
12 6 (1.04%) Apache Hive
13 5 (0.87%) MarkLogic
13 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.87%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 27 (4.68%) Maven
2 19 (3.29%) JUnit
3 18 (3.12%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.91%) JIRA
5 10 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (1.21%) Cucumber
7 6 (1.04%) FitNesse
7 6 (1.04%) Subversion
8 5 (0.87%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.87%) EasyMock
8 5 (0.87%) gulp
9 4 (0.69%) Mockito
10 3 (0.52%) Gradle
10 3 (0.52%) Selenium
11 2 (0.35%) Appium
11 2 (0.35%) Grunt
11 2 (0.35%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.35%) TestRail
11 2 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 268 (46.45%) Finance
2 240 (41.59%) Banking
3 230 (39.86%) Investment Banking
4 227 (39.34%) Financial Institution
5 57 (9.88%) Retail
6 40 (6.93%) Legal
7 30 (5.20%) Front Office
8 19 (3.29%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.25%) Marketing
10 12 (2.08%) Law
11 9 (1.56%) Automotive
12 7 (1.21%) Electronics
13 6 (1.04%) Billing
13 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
13 6 (1.04%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.69%) Military
14 4 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.69%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.35%) Back Office
15 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 166 (28.77%) Analyst
2 87 (15.08%) Developer
3 69 (11.96%) Security Analyst
4 35 (6.07%) Java Developer
5 31 (5.37%) SOC Analyst
6 30 (5.20%) Information Analyst
6 30 (5.20%) Information Security Analyst
7 28 (4.85%) Architect
7 28 (4.85%) SOC Engineer
8 26 (4.51%) Platform Engineer
9 25 (4.33%) Security Architect
10 22 (3.81%) Security Manager
11 20 (3.47%) Software Engineer
12 19 (3.29%) SIEM Analyst
13 18 (3.12%) Security Engineer
13 18 (3.12%) SIEM Engineer
14 16 (2.77%) Security Specialist
15 14 (2.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 14 (2.43%) Incident Analyst
16 13 (2.25%) Cybersecurity Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (10.92%) AngularJS
2 42 (7.28%) RESTful
3 39 (6.76%) Spring
4 37 (6.41%) React
5 36 (6.24%) HTML
6 31 (5.37%) Web Services
7 30 (5.20%) HTML5
7 30 (5.20%) Kafka
8 20 (3.47%) REST
9 16 (2.77%) .NET
10 15 (2.60%) Akka
10 15 (2.60%) CSS
10 15 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
11 14 (2.43%) Vert.x
12 13 (2.25%) Spring Boot
13 12 (2.08%) JAX-RS
14 10 (1.73%) Hibernate
15 9 (1.56%) Dropwizard
15 9 (1.56%) JMS
15 9 (1.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 249 (43.15%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (15.60%) Self-Motivation
3 76 (13.17%) Management Information System
4 52 (9.01%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 41 (7.11%) Security Operations Centre
6 39 (6.76%) Fixed Income
7 38 (6.59%) Algorithms
8 32 (5.55%) Cyber Defence
9 29 (5.03%) Cyberattack
10 27 (4.68%) Equities
11 26 (4.51%) Data Structures
12 24 (4.16%) User Experience
13 23 (3.99%) Data Centre
14 19 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 17 (2.95%) Derivative
15 17 (2.95%) Mobile App
16 14 (2.43%) Analytical Mindset
17 13 (2.25%) Cybercrime
17 13 (2.25%) Social Media
18 12 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (13.86%) Linux
2 76 (13.17%) Windows
3 64 (11.09%) Unix
4 13 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.39%) CentOS
6 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Android
9 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (53.03%) Risk Management
2 293 (50.78%) Problem-Solving
3 231 (40.03%) Cybersecurity
3 231 (40.03%) Innovative Thinking
4 229 (39.69%) Strategic Thinking
5 226 (39.17%) Investment Management
5 226 (39.17%) Low Latency
6 191 (33.10%) Information Security
7 136 (23.57%) SIEM
8 124 (21.49%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 124 (21.49%) Threat Intelligence
9 122 (21.14%) Security Operations
10 113 (19.58%) Cyber Intelligence
11 111 (19.24%) Analytics
12 93 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
13 85 (14.73%) OO
14 83 (14.38%) SDLC
15 68 (11.79%) Computer Science
16 62 (10.75%) Security Management
17 60 (10.40%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 198 (34.32%) Java
2 94 (16.29%) SQL
3 76 (13.17%) JavaScript
4 73 (12.65%) Python
5 52 (9.01%) C++
6 36 (6.24%) Perl
7 31 (5.37%) C
7 31 (5.37%) C#
8 18 (3.12%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.12%) Scala
8 18 (3.12%) Shell Script
9 15 (2.60%) Ruby
10 11 (1.91%) Java 8
11 8 (1.39%) R
12 7 (1.21%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.87%) Erlang
15 4 (0.69%) PHP
16 2 (0.35%) MATLAB
16 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 135 (23.40%) CISSP
2 118 (20.45%) Degree
3 67 (11.61%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (8.32%) GCIH
5 47 (8.15%) CEH
6 43 (7.45%) GCIA
7 42 (7.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 37 (6.41%) GREM
8 37 (6.41%) GSEC
9 35 (6.07%) CCNP
10 34 (5.89%) SANS
11 32 (5.55%) GCFA
12 31 (5.37%) CCNA
13 30 (5.20%) SSCP
14 28 (4.85%) Master's Degree
15 27 (4.68%) CISM
15 27 (4.68%) ISSAP
16 26 (4.51%) CCIE
16 26 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (4.51%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (4.68%) PCI DSS
3 25 (4.33%) GDPR
4 23 (3.99%) COBIT
5 17 (2.95%) QA
6 11 (1.91%) Cyber Essentials
7 8 (1.39%) Data Quality
8 6 (1.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 6 (1.04%) SLA
9 4 (0.69%) FIPS 140-2
9 4 (0.69%) MiFID
10 3 (0.52%) GPG13
10 3 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.35%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.35%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (1.73%) Docker
2 5 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.87%) Snort
2 5 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.52%) Firmware
4 3 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.35%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.35%) HDFS
5 2 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 47 (8.15%) RSA Security Analytics
2 24 (4.16%) Stealthwatch
3 18 (3.12%) Puppet
4 13 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.21%) Kibana
5 7 (1.21%) QRadar
5 7 (1.21%) WSUS
6 6 (1.04%) Terraform
7 5 (0.87%) RSA Archer
7 5 (0.87%) SCCM
8 4 (0.69%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.69%) CFEngine
8 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 4 (0.69%) Salt
9 3 (0.52%) Ansible
9 3 (0.52%) Computer Incident Response Team
9 3 (0.52%) CSIRT
9 3 (0.52%) Grafana
10 2 (0.35%) Consul
Vendors
1 58 (10.05%) Splunk
2 54 (9.36%) Sybase
3 49 (8.49%) Cisco
4 47 (8.15%) Symantec
5 41 (7.11%) Microsoft
6 37 (6.41%) CheckPoint
7 29 (5.03%) VMware
8 28 (4.85%) Red Hat
9 27 (4.68%) LogRhythm
10 24 (4.16%) Qualys
11 11 (1.91%) Citrix
12 10 (1.73%) AlienVault
12 10 (1.73%) Fortinet
13 9 (1.56%) Tufin
14 8 (1.39%) Oracle
15 7 (1.21%) Darktrace
15 7 (1.21%) Juniper
16 5 (0.87%) ArcSight
16 5 (0.87%) Forcepoint
17 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com