Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 535 699 428
Rank change year-on-year +164 -271 +431
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 293 437 1,287
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.30% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 0.77% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 191 272 243
Median annual salary £60,000 £58,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.87% -
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,025 £34,468
90th Percentile £80,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,727 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.43% -4.13% +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 29,098 57,026 68,943
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.12% 39.11% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 22,494 42,782 52,773
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 16 July 2020.

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 16 July 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 +161 269 £60,000 +3.45% 21
UK excluding London +135 162 £52,500 -0.43% 15
London +170 127 £67,500 -3.57% 9
South West +66 45 £52,500 +5.00%
Midlands +126 42 £60,000 +3.45% 2
West Midlands +119 42 £60,000 +3.45% 2
South East +117 37 £50,000 -23.08% 3
North of England +148 17 £37,500 -25.00% 6
Wales +34 15 £52,500 +5.00%
North West +100 13 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Scotland +85 5 £77,500 -3.13% 2
Yorkshire +112 4 £32,500 -43.48% 5
Work from Home +42 3 £58,620 -16.26% 3
East of England +48 2 £80,000 +60.00% 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 188 (64.16%) Cybersecurity
2 113 (38.57%) Information Security
3 106 (36.18%) SIEM
4 82 (27.99%) Security Cleared
5 81 (27.65%) CISSP
6 78 (26.62%) Windows
7 72 (24.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 71 (24.23%) Security Operations
9 65 (22.18%) Cyber Intelligence
10 64 (21.84%) Threat Intelligence
10 64 (21.84%) Linux
11 63 (21.50%) Finance
12 61 (20.82%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 59 (20.14%) Azure
14 55 (18.77%) SC Cleared
15 53 (18.09%) Penetration Testing
16 47 (16.04%) Firewall
16 47 (16.04%) Python
17 46 (15.70%) Analytics
18 45 (15.36%) Risk Management
19 43 (14.68%) Management Information System
20 39 (13.31%) AWS
21 38 (12.97%) Security Operations Centre
22 37 (12.63%) Degree
23 36 (12.29%) PowerShell
24 34 (11.60%) Information Assurance
24 34 (11.60%) GCIA
24 34 (11.60%) Microsoft
25 33 (11.26%) GCIH
25 33 (11.26%) CREST Certified

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 7 (2.39%) IIS
1 7 (2.39%) JBoss
2 5 (1.71%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.68%) Confluence
4 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.34%) Apache
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (4.78%) Sentinel
2 3 (1.02%) Relativity
2 3 (1.02%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 59 (20.14%) Azure
2 39 (13.31%) AWS
3 28 (9.56%) Office 365
4 14 (4.78%) Logic Apps
5 9 (3.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.37%) GCP
6 4 (1.37%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.02%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Akamai
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.34%) IaaS
8 1 (0.34%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Serverless
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (16.04%) Firewall
2 28 (9.56%) TCP/IP
3 22 (7.51%) DNS
4 19 (6.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 17 (5.80%) Wireshark
6 14 (4.78%) DKIM
6 14 (4.78%) DMARC
7 11 (3.75%) Network Security
8 9 (3.07%) Wireless
9 6 (2.05%) SMTP
10 5 (1.71%) VPN
11 4 (1.37%) Internet
12 3 (1.02%) SAN
12 3 (1.02%) tcpdump
13 2 (0.68%) DHCP
13 2 (0.68%) LAN
13 2 (0.68%) VLAN
13 2 (0.68%) WAN
14 1 (0.34%) HTTP
14 1 (0.34%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.07%) Azure SQL Database
1 9 (3.07%) Data Lake
1 9 (3.07%) MongoDB
2 8 (2.73%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.39%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.39%) MySQL
4 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.37%) Big Data
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 15 (5.12%) Metasploit
2 8 (2.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.39%) Cucumber
3 7 (2.39%) Eclipse
3 7 (2.39%) Selenium
4 6 (2.05%) Rational DOORS
5 3 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.68%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (0.68%) JIRA
7 1 (0.34%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.34%) GitLab
General
1 63 (21.50%) Finance
2 14 (4.78%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.44%) Law
4 10 (3.41%) Banking
5 7 (2.39%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.71%) Legal
7 4 (1.37%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.02%) Games
8 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Military
Job Titles
1 81 (27.65%) Analyst
2 54 (18.43%) Security Analyst
3 33 (11.26%) Security Manager
4 25 (8.53%) Security Engineer
5 24 (8.19%) Architect
6 22 (7.51%) Security Architect
7 21 (7.17%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 18 (6.14%) Security Officer
9 16 (5.46%) Developer
10 15 (5.12%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 14 (4.78%) Consultant
11 14 (4.78%) IT Manager
11 14 (4.78%) IT Security Manager
12 13 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
13 12 (4.10%) Information Analyst
13 12 (4.10%) Information Security Analyst
13 12 (4.10%) Information Security Engineer
14 11 (3.75%) Software Developer
15 9 (3.07%) Information Manager
15 9 (3.07%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.80%) Web Services
2 12 (4.10%) Node.js
3 7 (2.39%) Gherkin
4 6 (2.05%) Kafka
5 4 (1.37%) Akka
5 4 (1.37%) CSS
5 4 (1.37%) gRPC
5 4 (1.37%) HTML
5 4 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.02%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.02%) Apache NiFi
6 3 (1.02%) React
6 3 (1.02%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.68%) Spring
8 1 (0.34%) .NET
8 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.34%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.68%) Management Information System
2 38 (12.97%) Security Operations Centre
3 29 (9.90%) Cyberattack
4 25 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.10%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 10 (3.41%) Cyber Defence
7 7 (2.39%) Life Science
7 7 (2.39%) PKI
7 7 (2.39%) Robotics
8 6 (2.05%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.71%) CESG
9 5 (1.71%) Cybercrime
9 5 (1.71%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.68%) Social Media
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
11 1 (0.34%) Blog
11 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 78 (26.62%) Windows
2 64 (21.84%) Linux
3 19 (6.48%) Mac OS
4 18 (6.14%) Windows Server
5 15 (5.12%) Kali Linux
6 12 (4.10%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.39%) Unix
8 6 (2.05%) CentOS
9 4 (1.37%) Debian
9 4 (1.37%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (64.16%) Cybersecurity
2 113 (38.57%) Information Security
3 106 (36.18%) SIEM
4 71 (24.23%) Security Operations
5 65 (22.18%) Cyber Intelligence
6 64 (21.84%) Threat Intelligence
7 61 (20.82%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 53 (18.09%) Penetration Testing
9 46 (15.70%) Analytics
10 45 (15.36%) Risk Management
11 34 (11.60%) Information Assurance
12 33 (11.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 30 (10.24%) Data Privacy
13 30 (10.24%) Malware Analysis
14 28 (9.56%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (9.56%) Mentoring
15 27 (9.22%) Digital Forensics
16 25 (8.53%) Incident Management
16 25 (8.53%) Reverse Engineering
17 23 (7.85%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.04%) Python
2 36 (12.29%) PowerShell
3 29 (9.90%) SQL
4 27 (9.22%) Bash Shell
5 25 (8.53%) Java
6 18 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.75%) C
7 11 (3.75%) C++
8 9 (3.07%) C#
9 6 (2.05%) Go
10 1 (0.34%) Lua
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (27.99%) Security Cleared
2 81 (27.65%) CISSP
3 55 (18.77%) SC Cleared
4 37 (12.63%) Degree
5 34 (11.60%) GCIA
6 33 (11.26%) CREST Certified
6 33 (11.26%) GCIH
7 31 (10.58%) DV Cleared
8 30 (10.24%) CISM
9 27 (9.22%) SANS
10 25 (8.53%) CESG Certified Professional
11 20 (6.83%) CompTIA Security+
12 19 (6.48%) CRISC
13 15 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (4.78%) CCSP
15 13 (4.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 12 (4.10%) GIAC
17 9 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
18 8 (2.73%) CISA
18 8 (2.73%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (24.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (10.24%) Cyber Essentials
3 22 (7.51%) GDPR
3 22 (7.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 22 (7.51%) JSP 440
4 20 (6.83%) PCI DSS
5 19 (6.48%) RMADS
6 18 (6.14%) ISO 9001
7 8 (2.73%) COBIT
8 6 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (1.71%) NIST
10 4 (1.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 2 (0.68%) NCSC
12 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 29 (9.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.14%) Snort
3 8 (2.73%) Docker
4 7 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (1.37%) vSphere
6 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (6.14%) Computer Incident Response Team
2 11 (3.75%) Kubernetes
3 10 (3.41%) CSIRT
4 9 (3.07%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (3.07%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (2.05%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 4 (1.37%) EnCase
6 4 (1.37%) FTK
6 4 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.02%) Ansible
8 2 (0.68%) Kibana
8 2 (0.68%) Nessus
9 1 (0.34%) Nmap
9 1 (0.34%) Terraform
9 1 (0.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.24%) VMware
3 20 (6.83%) Splunk
4 13 (4.44%) Zscaler
5 11 (3.75%) Sophos
6 9 (3.07%) Databricks
7 8 (2.73%) AlienVault
7 8 (2.73%) Citrix
7 8 (2.73%) LogRhythm
8 7 (2.39%) Oracle
9 6 (2.05%) Symantec
10 5 (1.71%) Cisco
10 5 (1.71%) NetApp
11 4 (1.37%) FireEye
11 4 (1.37%) Google
12 3 (1.02%) Carbon Black
12 3 (1.02%) Nuix
13 2 (0.68%) Atlassian
13 2 (0.68%) F5
13 2 (0.68%) Red Hat