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

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 653 440 692
Rank change year-on-year -213 +252 -239
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 431 281 410
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.57% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 1.61% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 280 193 278
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £38,250
25th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £63,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.17% +5.00% +6.67%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,625 £85,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £56,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.65% +7.62% -4.55%

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 51,524 17,431 47,987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.57% 35.20% 35.28%
Number of salaries quoted 30,880 14,386 36,902
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,815
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.50% +3.81%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £100,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 October 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 October 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 -206 380 £65,000 +1.56% 64
UK excluding London -187 207 £55,000 -2.65% 44
London -191 181 £65,000 - 25
Work from Home -202 86 £72,500 -9.38% 9
South East -100 69 £60,000 - 9
Midlands -133 38 £55,000 -8.33% 7
East of England -76 29 £53,000 -18.46% 8
North of England -153 29 £47,500 +5.56% 12
West Midlands -103 26 £55,000 -8.33% 7
Scotland -72 22 £42,500 -40.35% 1
Yorkshire -119 16 £47,500 +22.58% 6
South West -117 13 £59,750 +3.91% 3
North West -109 10 £54,500 +21.11% 5
East Midlands -59 9 £47,500 -26.92%
Wales -58 7 £32,500 - 4
North East - 3 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 October 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.

1 283 (65.66%) Cybersecurity
2 178 (41.30%) Information Security
3 155 (35.96%) Risk Management
4 107 (24.83%) Azure
5 105 (24.36%) Social Skills
6 104 (24.13%) Threat Intelligence
7 100 (23.20%) SIEM
8 99 (22.97%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 92 (21.35%) Security Cleared
10 89 (20.65%) Management Information System
11 88 (20.42%) Microsoft
12 87 (20.19%) Security Operations
13 85 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
14 80 (18.56%) Linux
15 79 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
16 78 (18.10%) Firewall
17 75 (17.40%) Finance
18 72 (16.71%) CISSP
18 72 (16.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 72 (16.71%) Network Security
19 71 (16.47%) Python
20 70 (16.24%) Cyber Intelligence
21 67 (15.55%) Windows
22 66 (15.31%) DevOps
23 65 (15.08%) Threat Modelling
24 61 (14.15%) Active Directory
25 60 (13.92%) AWS
26 57 (13.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
27 54 (12.53%) User Stories
28 52 (12.06%) CISM

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 (4.87%) IIS
2 4 (0.93%) Apache
3 3 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.39%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 107 (24.83%) Azure
2 60 (13.92%) AWS
3 40 (9.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 37 (8.58%) SaaS
5 36 (8.35%) PaaS
6 33 (7.66%) IaaS
7 32 (7.42%) Azure Key Vault
8 25 (5.80%) GCP
9 18 (4.18%) Microsoft 365
10 15 (3.48%) Google App Engine
11 11 (2.55%) OpenShift
12 7 (1.62%) Azure Sentinel
13 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.70%) Serverless
14 2 (0.46%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.46%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.23%) Amazon Cognito
15 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
15 1 (0.23%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.23%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 78 (18.10%) Firewall
2 72 (16.71%) Network Security
3 37 (8.58%) HTTP
4 26 (6.03%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 20 (4.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 19 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (3.02%) Broadband
7 13 (3.02%) SAN
7 13 (3.02%) VPN
8 12 (2.78%) FTP
8 12 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (2.78%) SMTP
9 11 (2.55%) DNS
10 10 (2.32%) Internet
11 7 (1.62%) 802.11
12 6 (1.39%) SNMP
12 6 (1.39%) Sourcefire
12 6 (1.39%) SSL
12 6 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.48%) BigQuery
2 5 (1.16%) Big Data
3 3 (0.70%) Data Lake
3 3 (0.70%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.46%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 32 (7.42%) Visual Studio Team System
2 27 (6.26%) GitLab
3 15 (3.48%) Jenkins
4 14 (3.25%) Git (software)
5 12 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (2.09%) IDA Disassembler
7 8 (1.86%) Burp Suite
8 6 (1.39%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.93%) JIRA
9 4 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.46%) GoCD
11 1 (0.23%) AutoIt
11 1 (0.23%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.23%) PhantomJS
General
1 105 (24.36%) Social Skills
2 75 (17.40%) Finance
3 45 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.71%) Public Sector
4 16 (3.71%) Retail
5 14 (3.25%) Law
6 13 (3.02%) Banking
7 11 (2.55%) Legal
7 11 (2.55%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (2.32%) Influencing Skills
9 9 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (1.86%) Games
10 8 (1.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 7 (1.62%) Manufacturing
12 5 (1.16%) Aerospace
12 5 (1.16%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.93%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (0.93%) Military
14 3 (0.70%) Marketing
15 2 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 78 (18.10%) Analyst
2 67 (15.55%) Security Specialist
3 47 (10.90%) Consultant
4 42 (9.74%) Security Analyst
5 41 (9.51%) Security Manager
6 38 (8.82%) Security Engineer
7 32 (7.42%) Azure Specialist
8 31 (7.19%) Information Security Specialist
8 31 (7.19%) Information Specialist
9 24 (5.57%) Security Operations Specialist
10 22 (5.10%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 22 (5.10%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 21 (4.87%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 19 (4.41%) Information Manager
12 19 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (4.18%) Information Security Manager
14 16 (3.71%) SOC Analyst
15 15 (3.48%) Architect
15 15 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
15 15 (3.48%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.51%) Middleware
2 25 (5.80%) LDAP
3 14 (3.25%) JSON
3 14 (3.25%) Regular Expression
4 7 (1.62%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.93%) Apache NiFi
5 4 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.93%) STL
6 3 (0.70%) React
6 3 (0.70%) REST
7 2 (0.46%) CSS
7 2 (0.46%) HTML
7 2 (0.46%) Node.js
7 2 (0.46%) XML
8 1 (0.23%) AWS Amplify
8 1 (0.23%) Django
8 1 (0.23%) Loki
8 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 89 (20.65%) Management Information System
2 46 (10.67%) Cyberattack
3 30 (6.96%) Cyber Defence
4 29 (6.73%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 19 (4.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 16 (3.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (3.48%) Public Cloud
8 14 (3.25%) Analytical Mindset
8 14 (3.25%) Social Media
9 10 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.62%) PKI
11 6 (1.39%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.39%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.39%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.16%) Life Science
12 5 (1.16%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.93%) PMI
14 3 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
14 3 (0.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 80 (18.56%) Linux
2 67 (15.55%) Windows
3 30 (6.96%) Unix
4 10 (2.32%) Windows Server
5 9 (2.09%) Android
5 9 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.62%) Kali Linux
7 6 (1.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (65.66%) Cybersecurity
2 178 (41.30%) Information Security
3 155 (35.96%) Risk Management
4 104 (24.13%) Threat Intelligence
5 100 (23.20%) SIEM
6 99 (22.97%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 87 (20.19%) Security Operations
8 85 (19.72%) Penetration Testing
9 79 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
10 70 (16.24%) Cyber Intelligence
11 66 (15.31%) DevOps
12 65 (15.08%) Threat Modelling
13 57 (13.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 54 (12.53%) User Stories
15 50 (11.60%) ITIL
16 47 (10.90%) Threat Detection
17 45 (10.44%) Vulnerability Management
18 43 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
19 41 (9.51%) Proactive Monitoring
20 36 (8.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 71 (16.47%) Python
2 31 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 23 (5.34%) Java
4 17 (3.94%) Bash Shell
5 16 (3.71%) C++
5 16 (3.71%) Go
6 14 (3.25%) Ruby
7 9 (2.09%) C
7 9 (2.09%) C#
8 6 (1.39%) Lua
9 5 (1.16%) Perl
10 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.46%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.46%) R
11 2 (0.46%) VBA
12 1 (0.23%) SQL
12 1 (0.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 92 (21.35%) Security Cleared
2 72 (16.71%) CISSP
3 52 (12.06%) CISM
4 47 (10.90%) SC Cleared
5 45 (10.44%) Degree
6 39 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (7.42%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.41%) CISA
9 18 (4.18%) CRISC
10 13 (3.02%) CEH
10 13 (3.02%) SANS
11 9 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (1.62%) CCNA
13 7 (1.62%) GIAC
13 7 (1.62%) IISP
14 6 (1.39%) CREST Certified
14 6 (1.39%) MCSE
14 6 (1.39%) OSCP
15 5 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (16.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 39 (9.05%) PCI DSS
3 33 (7.66%) COBIT
3 33 (7.66%) NIST
4 24 (5.57%) GDPR
4 24 (5.57%) GRC
5 16 (3.71%) NCSC
6 11 (2.55%) SLA
7 7 (1.62%) QA
8 6 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (1.16%) JSP 440
10 4 (0.93%) RMADS
10 4 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 3 (0.70%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.46%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.46%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.46%) NIST 800
13 1 (0.23%) GPG13
System Software
1 61 (14.15%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (3.71%) Docker
4 15 (3.48%) NFS
5 14 (3.25%) Hyper-V
5 14 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.55%) Firmware
7 3 (0.70%) HDFS
8 2 (0.46%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (6.50%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.18%) Ansible
3 15 (3.48%) Computer Incident Response Team
4 13 (3.02%) Terraform
5 8 (1.86%) CSIRT
5 8 (1.86%) Nessus
5 8 (1.86%) Nmap
6 6 (1.39%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.16%) Puppet
8 4 (0.93%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 4 (0.93%) EnCase
9 3 (0.70%) FTK
10 1 (0.23%) CASB
10 1 (0.23%) Mesos
10 1 (0.23%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 88 (20.42%) Microsoft
2 35 (8.12%) CheckPoint
3 34 (7.89%) Cisco
4 29 (6.73%) VMware
5 26 (6.03%) F5
5 26 (6.03%) ServiceNow
6 25 (5.80%) Splunk
7 19 (4.41%) Apple
7 19 (4.41%) Zscaler
8 16 (3.71%) Google
9 12 (2.78%) LogRhythm
10 7 (1.62%) ArcSight
10 7 (1.62%) Meraki
11 6 (1.39%) Blue Coat
11 6 (1.39%) IBM
11 6 (1.39%) Juniper
11 6 (1.39%) TippingPoint
11 6 (1.39%) Trend Micro
12 5 (1.16%) Darktrace
12 5 (1.16%) McAfee