Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 469 620 781
Rank change year-on-year +151 +161 -35
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 340 431 351
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.35% 0.90% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 238 302 232
Median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £38,525 £38,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,875 £94,750 £99,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%

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 25,120 48,074 59,338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.48% 38.51% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 19,492 37,403 45,733
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.65%

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 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 16 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 27 January 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 +183 325 £60,000 -4.00% 33
UK excluding London +146 188 £55,000 +4.76% 27
London +146 137 £65,000 -7.14% 10
North of England +127 66 £50,000 +42.86% 5
South West +35 45 £57,500 +38.55% 2
Yorkshire +83 32 £40,000 - 1
North West +70 32 £55,600 +58.86% 4
Midlands +70 30 £55,000 +4.76% 4
South East +120 23 £65,000 +4.00% 7
Work from Home -64 23 £77,500 +55.00% 5
West Midlands +42 20 £72,000 +38.46% 1
East of England +101 15 £65,000 +30.00% 4
East Midlands +54 8 £37,500 -53.13% 3
Scotland +30 6 £71,250 +1.79% 1
Wales +44 3 £35,250 -11.88% 4
North East - 2 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 177 (52.06%) Cybersecurity
2 149 (43.82%) Information Security
3 111 (32.65%) Firewall
4 102 (30.00%) Threat Intelligence
5 97 (28.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 96 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 92 (27.06%) Security Cleared
8 81 (23.82%) Azure
8 81 (23.82%) SIEM
9 76 (22.35%) Security Operations
10 74 (21.76%) CISM
10 74 (21.76%) CISSP
11 68 (20.00%) NIST
12 67 (19.71%) Intrusion Detection
13 66 (19.41%) Windows
14 65 (19.12%) Cyber Intelligence
15 63 (18.53%) Office 365
16 61 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
17 59 (17.35%) GDPR
18 55 (16.18%) Active Directory
19 53 (15.59%) Microsoft
19 53 (15.59%) AWS
20 50 (14.71%) DV Cleared
20 50 (14.71%) Management Information System
21 47 (13.82%) Network Security
21 47 (13.82%) Malware Analysis
22 43 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
22 43 (12.65%) Use Case
23 41 (12.06%) SC Cleared
24 40 (11.76%) 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 21 (6.18%) JBoss
2 8 (2.35%) Confluence
3 7 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.59%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.59%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.59%) SPSS
3 2 (0.59%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 10 (2.94%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 81 (23.82%) Azure
2 63 (18.53%) Office 365
3 53 (15.59%) AWS
4 23 (6.76%) IaaS
5 16 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (3.82%) SaaS
7 8 (2.35%) PaaS
8 5 (1.47%) GCP
9 4 (1.18%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.18%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 111 (32.65%) Firewall
2 67 (19.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 47 (13.82%) Network Security
4 28 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 23 (6.76%) DNS
6 15 (4.41%) VPN
7 12 (3.53%) LAN
8 9 (2.65%) WAN
9 8 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 8 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 8 (2.35%) SMTP
10 7 (2.06%) Cisco Firepower
10 7 (2.06%) HTTP
10 7 (2.06%) SSL
11 6 (1.76%) DHCP
11 6 (1.76%) FTP
11 6 (1.76%) Internet
11 6 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.18%) MongoDB
1 21 (6.18%) MySQL
2 2 (0.59%) Data Lake
2 2 (0.59%) Tableau
3 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (6.76%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.18%) Cucumber
2 21 (6.18%) Eclipse
2 21 (6.18%) Selenium
3 18 (5.29%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (2.35%) JIRA
5 2 (0.59%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.29%) GitLab
General
1 38 (11.18%) Finance
2 13 (3.82%) Aerospace
3 11 (3.24%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.06%) Banking
4 7 (2.06%) Marketing
5 5 (1.47%) Legal
5 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.88%) Law
7 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (23.53%) Analyst
2 35 (10.29%) Security Engineer
3 32 (9.41%) Developer
3 32 (9.41%) Security Analyst
4 29 (8.53%) Consultant
5 27 (7.94%) Software Developer
6 26 (7.65%) Security Specialist
7 24 (7.06%) Security Manager
8 18 (5.29%) Administrator
8 18 (5.29%) Business Analyst
9 17 (5.00%) Head of Security
9 17 (5.00%) Security Consultant
10 15 (4.41%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 15 (4.41%) Information Security Specialist
10 15 (4.41%) Information Specialist
11 14 (4.12%) Security Officer
12 13 (3.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 13 (3.82%) SOC Analyst
13 12 (3.53%) Incident Analyst
14 11 (3.24%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.76%) Node.js
2 21 (6.18%) Gherkin
3 9 (2.65%) Middleware
4 8 (2.35%) Spring
5 4 (1.18%) Java EE
5 4 (1.18%) Java SE
5 4 (1.18%) LDAP
6 3 (0.88%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.59%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.59%) CSS
7 2 (0.59%) HTML
7 2 (0.59%) Loki
7 2 (0.59%) React
7 2 (0.59%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.59%) Web Services
8 1 (0.29%) Apache NiFi
8 1 (0.29%) ServiceStack
8 1 (0.29%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.71%) Management Information System
2 43 (12.65%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (10.59%) Cyberattack
4 35 (10.29%) Security Operations Centre
5 16 (4.71%) Cyber Defence
6 14 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (3.82%) Analytical Mindset
7 13 (3.82%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (3.24%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 8 (2.35%) Social Media
10 3 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.59%) Life Science
11 2 (0.59%) PKI
11 2 (0.59%) Robotics
11 2 (0.59%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.29%) Blog
12 1 (0.29%) PMI
12 1 (0.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (19.41%) Windows
2 39 (11.47%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.82%) Linux
4 11 (3.24%) Unix
5 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.29%) Android
7 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.29%) MVS
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (52.06%) Cybersecurity
2 149 (43.82%) Information Security
3 102 (30.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 97 (28.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 81 (23.82%) SIEM
6 76 (22.35%) Security Operations
7 65 (19.12%) Cyber Intelligence
8 61 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
9 47 (13.82%) Malware Analysis
10 43 (12.65%) Use Case
11 39 (11.47%) Vulnerability Management
12 38 (11.18%) Incident Management
13 35 (10.29%) Identity Access Management
14 33 (9.71%) Kalman Filter
15 31 (9.12%) Risk Management
16 29 (8.53%) Web Filtering
17 27 (7.94%) ITIL
17 27 (7.94%) Security Architecture
18 26 (7.65%) DevOps
18 26 (7.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.59%) Python
2 31 (9.12%) Java
3 27 (7.94%) JavaScript
4 25 (7.35%) C++
5 21 (6.18%) C#
6 16 (4.71%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.65%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.65%) C
7 9 (2.65%) SQL
8 8 (2.35%) Java 8
9 2 (0.59%) R
9 2 (0.59%) Scala
9 2 (0.59%) VBScript
10 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (27.06%) Security Cleared
2 74 (21.76%) CISM
2 74 (21.76%) CISSP
3 50 (14.71%) DV Cleared
4 41 (12.06%) SC Cleared
5 40 (11.76%) Degree
6 18 (5.29%) CISA
7 12 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.53%) SANS
8 9 (2.65%) CISMP
8 9 (2.65%) GCIH
8 9 (2.65%) SSCP
9 8 (2.35%) CCNP
9 8 (2.35%) CEH
9 8 (2.35%) CSPO
9 8 (2.35%) GIAC
10 7 (2.06%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (1.76%) CREST Certified
12 5 (1.47%) GCIA
13 4 (1.18%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (28.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (20.00%) NIST
3 59 (17.35%) GDPR
4 26 (7.65%) Cyber Essentials
5 22 (6.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 17 (5.00%) COBIT
7 13 (3.82%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.88%) RMADS
9 2 (0.59%) NCSC
10 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.29%) QA
10 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.65%) Docker
3 2 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (7.06%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (3.82%) Kubernetes
3 8 (2.35%) CSIRT
4 6 (1.76%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (0.88%) Grafana
6 3 (0.88%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.59%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 2 (0.59%) EnCase
7 2 (0.59%) FTK
8 1 (0.29%) Ansible
8 1 (0.29%) Demisto
8 1 (0.29%) Nessus
8 1 (0.29%) QRadar
8 1 (0.29%) Terraform
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (15.59%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.65%) VMware
3 21 (6.18%) Oracle
4 14 (4.12%) CheckPoint
5 12 (3.53%) LogRhythm
6 10 (2.94%) Darktrace
7 9 (2.65%) FireEye
8 8 (2.35%) F5
8 8 (2.35%) Splunk
9 7 (2.06%) Blue Coat
9 7 (2.06%) Cisco
10 6 (1.76%) Google
11 5 (1.47%) Apple
11 5 (1.47%) IronPort
11 5 (1.47%) NetWitness
11 5 (1.47%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.47%) Twitter
11 5 (1.47%) Zscaler
12 4 (1.18%) McAfee
12 4 (1.18%) Palo Alto