Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 534 624 726
Rank change year-on-year +90 +102 -23
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 327 382 425
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.34% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.99% 0.87% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 204 268 247
10th Percentile £38,436 £40,891 £41,250
25th Percentile £46,250 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +4.17% +7.14%
75th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £82,500
90th Percentile £89,625 £88,750 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,250 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.05% -5.00% +2.33%

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 32,873 43,933 58,678
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.58% 38.59% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 23,335 34,240 44,820
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,750 £29,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +70 302 £62,500 - 53
UK excluding London +118 192 £57,500 +10.05% 44
London +37 122 £65,000 -7.14% 14
South West +26 53 £57,500 +19.79% 9
North of England +58 42 £54,176 +27.47% 13
Midlands +44 30 £72,000 +38.46% 6
East of England +82 28 £65,000 +8.33%
Work from Home -104 25 £75,000 +20.00% 2
North West +32 24 £54,176 +27.47% 7
South East +54 22 £65,000 +23.81% 11
West Midlands +23 22 £72,000 +37.14% 6
Yorkshire - 14 £43,750 - 5
Scotland +11 12 £61,500 -15.17% 1
East Midlands +25 6 £37,500 -11.76%
Wales +31 5 £35,250 -23.78% 4
North East - 4 £55,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 188 (57.49%) Cybersecurity
2 128 (39.14%) Information Security
3 102 (31.19%) Security Operations
4 101 (30.89%) Threat Intelligence
5 94 (28.75%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 84 (25.69%) Security Cleared
7 80 (24.46%) Firewall
8 72 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
9 69 (21.10%) Cyber Intelligence
10 68 (20.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 66 (20.18%) SIEM
11 66 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
12 61 (18.65%) CISSP
13 58 (17.74%) Risk Management
14 55 (16.82%) Management Information System
15 54 (16.51%) DV Cleared
16 52 (15.90%) Vulnerability Management
17 51 (15.60%) Azure
17 51 (15.60%) Microsoft
18 50 (15.29%) Degree
19 46 (14.07%) Network Security
20 43 (13.15%) Use Case
20 43 (13.15%) Finance
20 43 (13.15%) Security Operations Centre
21 42 (12.84%) Microsoft 365
22 41 (12.54%) CISM
22 41 (12.54%) Python
23 40 (12.23%) Linux
24 36 (11.01%) NIST
25 35 (10.70%) AWS

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 20 (6.12%) JBoss
2 9 (2.75%) Confluence
3 5 (1.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.22%) Apache
4 4 (1.22%) IIS
4 4 (1.22%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.31%) nginx
5 1 (0.31%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (4.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 14 (4.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.31%) SPSS
2 1 (0.31%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 3 (0.92%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.60%) Azure
2 42 (12.84%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (10.70%) AWS
4 23 (7.03%) SaaS
5 9 (2.75%) PaaS
6 7 (2.14%) GCP
7 4 (1.22%) IaaS
7 4 (1.22%) Power Automate
8 3 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 80 (24.46%) Firewall
2 46 (14.07%) Network Security
3 27 (8.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (7.03%) DNS
5 13 (3.98%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (3.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (3.98%) HTTP
5 13 (3.98%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.67%) FTP
6 12 (3.67%) SSL
7 10 (3.06%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (3.06%) SMTP
8 9 (2.75%) LAN
8 9 (2.75%) WAN
9 8 (2.45%) VPN
10 4 (1.22%) DHCP
10 4 (1.22%) Internet
11 3 (0.92%) 802.11
11 3 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.12%) MongoDB
1 20 (6.12%) MySQL
2 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
2 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.31%) Redis
2 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.31%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 21 (6.42%) Jenkins
2 20 (6.12%) Cucumber
2 20 (6.12%) Eclipse
2 20 (6.12%) Selenium
3 17 (5.20%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (2.75%) JIRA
5 2 (0.61%) AutoIt
6 1 (0.31%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.31%) Mocha
General
1 43 (13.15%) Finance
2 15 (4.59%) Aerospace
2 15 (4.59%) Banking
3 13 (3.98%) Legal
4 7 (2.14%) Marketing
5 6 (1.83%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.53%) Games
6 5 (1.53%) Law
7 4 (1.22%) Military
8 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (26.61%) Analyst
2 30 (9.17%) Security Specialist
3 27 (8.26%) Security Analyst
4 26 (7.95%) Security Manager
5 24 (7.34%) Developer
6 21 (6.42%) Software Developer
7 20 (6.12%) Consultant
8 18 (5.50%) Security Engineer
9 17 (5.20%) Business Analyst
10 16 (4.89%) Architect
10 16 (4.89%) Information Security Specialist
10 16 (4.89%) Information Specialist
11 15 (4.59%) Security Architect
12 14 (4.28%) Cybersecurity Manager
13 13 (3.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 13 (3.98%) Cybersecurity Specialist
13 13 (3.98%) SOC Analyst
14 12 (3.67%) Head of Security
14 12 (3.67%) Information Manager
14 12 (3.67%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.73%) Middleware
2 20 (6.12%) Gherkin
2 20 (6.12%) Node.js
3 10 (3.06%) LDAP
4 4 (1.22%) Apache NiFi
4 4 (1.22%) Regular Expression
4 4 (1.22%) STL
4 4 (1.22%) Web Services
5 3 (0.92%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.61%) Loki
6 2 (0.61%) ServiceStack
6 2 (0.61%) Spring
7 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.31%) Django
7 1 (0.31%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.31%) Jest
7 1 (0.31%) React
7 1 (0.31%) RESTful
7 1 (0.31%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.31%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 66 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (16.82%) Management Information System
3 43 (13.15%) Security Operations Centre
4 26 (7.95%) Cyberattack
5 20 (6.12%) Analytical Mindset
5 20 (6.12%) Cyber Defence
6 13 (3.98%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 9 (2.75%) Mobile App
7 9 (2.75%) Social Media
8 7 (2.14%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.53%) Cybercrime
11 4 (1.22%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 1 (0.31%) Blog
14 1 (0.31%) Data Protection Act
14 1 (0.31%) PKI
14 1 (0.31%) SCADA
14 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.23%) Linux
2 32 (9.79%) Windows
3 13 (3.98%) Unix
4 8 (2.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.31%) Android
5 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.31%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.31%) MVS
5 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.31%) VMS
5 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (57.49%) Cybersecurity
2 128 (39.14%) Information Security
3 102 (31.19%) Security Operations
4 101 (30.89%) Threat Intelligence
5 94 (28.75%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 72 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (21.10%) Cyber Intelligence
8 66 (20.18%) SIEM
9 58 (17.74%) Risk Management
10 52 (15.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 43 (13.15%) Use Case
12 32 (9.79%) ITIL
13 31 (9.48%) Security Architecture
14 30 (9.17%) Blue Team
14 30 (9.17%) User Stories
15 29 (8.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 28 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
17 25 (7.65%) Penetration Testing
18 24 (7.34%) Business Transformation
18 24 (7.34%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (12.54%) Python
2 33 (10.09%) C++
3 29 (8.87%) Java
4 26 (7.95%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.65%) C#
6 12 (3.67%) C
7 10 (3.06%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.45%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.14%) SQL
10 2 (0.61%) Java 8
10 2 (0.61%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.61%) PHP
10 2 (0.61%) VBA
10 2 (0.61%) VBScript
11 1 (0.31%) Lua
11 1 (0.31%) R
11 1 (0.31%) Ruby
11 1 (0.31%) Scala
11 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 84 (25.69%) Security Cleared
2 61 (18.65%) CISSP
3 54 (16.51%) DV Cleared
4 50 (15.29%) Degree
5 41 (12.54%) CISM
6 31 (9.48%) SC Cleared
7 16 (4.89%) CISA
8 14 (4.28%) GIAC
9 13 (3.98%) CEH
9 13 (3.98%) SANS
10 12 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (3.67%) GCIH
11 10 (3.06%) CISMP
11 10 (3.06%) OSCP
12 9 (2.75%) CCNP
12 9 (2.75%) CSPO
12 9 (2.75%) GCIA
13 7 (2.14%) GCFA
13 7 (2.14%) GREM
13 7 (2.14%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (20.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (11.01%) NIST
3 28 (8.56%) PCI DSS
4 23 (7.03%) GDPR
5 21 (6.42%) COBIT
6 17 (5.20%) Cyber Essentials
6 17 (5.20%) GRC
7 7 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 6 (1.83%) NCSC
9 5 (1.53%) RMADS
10 4 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.92%) QA
11 3 (0.92%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.61%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.61%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.31%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.31%) PMO
13 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (5.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.53%) Docker
3 2 (0.61%) Firmware
3 2 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.06%) Nessus
2 9 (2.75%) CSIRT
3 7 (2.14%) EnCase
4 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 4 (1.22%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.92%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 2 (0.61%) Demisto
7 2 (0.61%) FTK
8 1 (0.31%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.31%) Nmap
Vendors
1 51 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.34%) CheckPoint
3 21 (6.42%) Oracle
4 20 (6.12%) Splunk
5 19 (5.81%) LogRhythm
5 19 (5.81%) Twitter
6 18 (5.50%) ServiceNow
7 16 (4.89%) Darktrace
7 16 (4.89%) FireEye
8 13 (3.98%) Blue Coat
8 13 (3.98%) F5
9 12 (3.67%) Google
10 11 (3.36%) Cisco
10 11 (3.36%) Qualys
11 10 (3.06%) Apple
11 10 (3.06%) McAfee
11 10 (3.06%) Zscaler
12 6 (1.83%) Intel
12 6 (1.83%) IronPort
12 6 (1.83%) VMware