Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 833 1001
Rank change year-on-year +49 +168 +246
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 399 416 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 0.52% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 282 263 239
UK median annual salary £53,000 £60,000 £57,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.67% +5.26% +11.22%
10th Percentile £33,875 £36,250 £35,200
90th Percentile £80,000 £84,750 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £51,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +7.84% +13.33%

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 75226 79364 91398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.15% 41.18% 41.48%
Number of salaries quoted 56537 65060 73316
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,658
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 24 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 13 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 24 September 2017. 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 +33 384 £53,000 -11.67% 35
UK excluding London -13 208 £50,000 -9.09% 16
London +83 183 £62,500 -10.71% 20
South East +50 104 £53,000 -11.67% 2
South West -15 39 £42,500 -10.53% 3
North of England -24 24 £40,000 -27.27%
East of England +26 21 £50,000 -37.50% 7
North West -4 20 £40,000 -17.95%
Midlands +44 13 £42,500 -5.56% 3
West Midlands +13 11 £42,500 -5.56% 1
Scotland -4 7 £68,500 +17.09% 1
Yorkshire -18 4 £33,000 -41.33%
East Midlands +40 2 £35,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing Cyberthreat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cyberthreat.

1 202 (50.63%) Cybersecurity
2 195 (48.87%) Information Security
3 142 (35.59%) SIEM
4 135 (33.83%) Windows
5 118 (29.57%) Linux
6 103 (25.81%) CISSP
7 94 (23.56%) Firewall
8 91 (22.81%) Finance
9 88 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 86 (21.55%) Python
11 82 (20.55%) Security Cleared
12 81 (20.30%) Degree
13 72 (18.05%) Management Information System
14 66 (16.54%) Java
14 66 (16.54%) TCP/IP
15 64 (16.04%) Security Operations
16 62 (15.54%) Security Architecture
17 61 (15.29%) Penetration Testing
18 58 (14.54%) GCIH
19 56 (14.04%) GIAC
20 50 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
20 50 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
20 50 (12.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
20 50 (12.53%) Threat Intelligence
21 48 (12.03%) Software Engineering
22 47 (11.78%) Network Security
23 46 (11.53%) Computer Science
23 46 (11.53%) SC Cleared
24 44 (11.03%) CREST Certified
24 44 (11.03%) Data Protection

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 34 (8.52%) Apache Spark
2 19 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 17 (4.26%) Apache
4 10 (2.51%) MS Exchange
5 8 (2.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (4.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.26%) Office 365
3 7 (1.75%) SaaS
4 4 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.25%) G Suite
6 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 94 (23.56%) Firewall
2 66 (16.54%) TCP/IP
3 47 (11.78%) Network Security
4 34 (8.52%) DNS
5 28 (7.02%) Internet
6 25 (6.27%) Wireshark
7 23 (5.76%) SMTP
8 21 (5.26%) HTTP
9 19 (4.76%) SSL
10 17 (4.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 16 (4.01%) tcpdump
12 14 (3.51%) DHCP
13 11 (2.76%) LAN
14 10 (2.51%) WAN
15 9 (2.26%) DMZ
16 7 (1.75%) SMS
17 6 (1.50%) FTP
17 6 (1.50%) LDAP
18 5 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
18 5 (1.25%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
2 22 (5.51%) Big Data
3 19 (4.76%) Hadoop
4 17 (4.26%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (1.50%) Apache Hive
6 6 (1.50%) Impala
7 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.75%) GIS
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.50%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 17 (4.26%) EasyMock
1 17 (4.26%) JUnit
2 11 (2.76%) Burp Suite
2 11 (2.76%) IDA Disassembler
2 11 (2.76%) OllyDbg
2 11 (2.76%) WinDbg
3 8 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (2.01%) Bitbucket
3 8 (2.01%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.01%) JIRA
4 3 (0.75%) Metasploit
General
1 91 (22.81%) Finance
2 44 (11.03%) Legal
3 17 (4.26%) Games
4 11 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.26%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.50%) Banking
6 6 (1.50%) Law
7 4 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.75%) Retail
9 1 (0.25%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.25%) French Language
9 1 (0.25%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 123 (30.83%) Analyst
2 62 (15.54%) Security Analyst
3 45 (11.28%) SOC Analyst
4 34 (8.52%) Consultant
5 33 (8.27%) Security Engineer
6 32 (8.02%) Security Consultant
7 25 (6.27%) Architect
7 25 (6.27%) Security Architect
8 22 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 22 (5.51%) Incident Manager
9 19 (4.76%) Team Leader
10 18 (4.51%) Cyberthreat Manager
10 18 (4.51%) Linux Engineer
11 17 (4.26%) IT Analyst
11 17 (4.26%) IT Security Analyst
12 16 (4.01%) Network Security Engineer
13 15 (3.76%) Java Engineer
13 15 (3.76%) Software Engineer
14 14 (3.51%) Information Security Consultant
14 14 (3.51%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.27%) Natural Language Processing
2 32 (8.02%) .NET
3 17 (4.26%) Java EE
3 17 (4.26%) Spring
4 16 (4.01%) Regular Expression
5 12 (3.01%) Web Services
6 10 (2.51%) Node.js
7 9 (2.26%) CSS
7 9 (2.26%) Hibernate
7 9 (2.26%) HTML
7 9 (2.26%) React
8 8 (2.01%) EJB
8 8 (2.01%) JSF
8 8 (2.01%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (1.50%) Kafka
10 5 (1.25%) Flask
10 5 (1.25%) MLlib
11 4 (1.00%) Django
11 4 (1.00%) MAPI
11 4 (1.00%) SQLAlchemy
Miscellaneous
1 72 (18.05%) Management Information System
2 50 (12.53%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (11.53%) Computer Science
4 35 (8.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 26 (6.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 25 (6.27%) Cyber Attack
7 15 (3.76%) Cyber Defence
8 12 (3.01%) Blog
8 12 (3.01%) PKI
9 10 (2.51%) CESG
9 10 (2.51%) Cybercrime
9 10 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (2.26%) iPad
10 9 (2.26%) Mobile App
11 8 (2.01%) Wiki
12 5 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.00%) User Experience
14 3 (0.75%) Social Media
15 2 (0.50%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 135 (33.83%) Windows
2 118 (29.57%) Linux
3 42 (10.53%) Unix
4 17 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (4.01%) CentOS
6 14 (3.51%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.01%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.75%) Kali Linux
9 2 (0.50%) Android
9 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (50.63%) Cybersecurity
2 195 (48.87%) Information Security
3 142 (35.59%) SIEM
4 64 (16.04%) Security Operations
5 62 (15.54%) Security Architecture
6 61 (15.29%) Penetration Testing
7 50 (12.53%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (12.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 50 (12.53%) Threat Intelligence
8 48 (12.03%) Software Engineering
9 44 (11.03%) Data Protection
9 44 (11.03%) Machine Learning
9 44 (11.03%) Network Monitoring
10 43 (10.78%) Malware Analysis
11 42 (10.53%) ITIL
11 42 (10.53%) Security Monitoring
12 41 (10.28%) DevOps
13 37 (9.27%) Artificial Intelligence
13 37 (9.27%) Risk Management
14 33 (8.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 86 (21.55%) Python
2 66 (16.54%) Java
3 42 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 41 (10.28%) SQL
5 36 (9.02%) C++
6 35 (8.77%) C
7 33 (8.27%) Perl
8 29 (7.27%) Ruby
9 21 (5.26%) PowerShell
10 20 (5.01%) C#
11 19 (4.76%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.76%) PHP
13 6 (1.50%) Go
13 6 (1.50%) Scala
14 5 (1.25%) Shell Script
15 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (25.81%) CISSP
2 82 (20.55%) Security Cleared
3 81 (20.30%) Degree
4 58 (14.54%) GCIH
5 56 (14.04%) GIAC
6 46 (11.53%) SC Cleared
7 44 (11.03%) CREST Certified
8 43 (10.78%) SANS
9 42 (10.53%) GCIA
10 41 (10.28%) CISM
11 40 (10.03%) DV Cleared
12 28 (7.02%) CEH
13 25 (6.27%) CISA
14 15 (3.76%) OSCP
15 14 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (3.01%) CCNA
17 10 (2.51%) CompTIA Security+
17 10 (2.51%) Security+ Certification
18 9 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
18 9 (2.26%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (22.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (6.27%) NIST 800
2 25 (6.27%) PCI DSS
3 20 (5.01%) Cyber Essentials
3 20 (5.01%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 15 (3.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (2.51%) GDPR
6 7 (1.75%) SAS 70
7 6 (1.50%) COBIT
8 5 (1.25%) GPG13
9 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.50%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.50%) QA
11 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.02%) Docker
3 24 (6.02%) Snort
4 22 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (2.51%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (6.52%) Kubernetes
2 24 (6.02%) CSIRT
3 22 (5.51%) QRadar
4 17 (4.26%) Nessus
5 13 (3.26%) RSA enVision
6 12 (3.01%) Puppet
7 8 (2.01%) Grafana
7 8 (2.01%) Munin
7 8 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.01%) Salt
7 8 (2.01%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.25%) Ansible
8 5 (1.25%) Kibana
9 4 (1.00%) Nmap
9 4 (1.00%) Terraform
10 3 (0.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 3 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 1 (0.25%) Defensics
12 1 (0.25%) EnCase
Vendors
1 38 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.77%) LogRhythm
3 21 (5.26%) ArcSight
3 21 (5.26%) FireEye
4 20 (5.01%) Cisco
4 20 (5.01%) Oracle
5 14 (3.51%) BeyondTrust
5 14 (3.51%) Forcepoint
5 14 (3.51%) VMware
6 11 (2.76%) Qualys
7 10 (2.51%) NetWitness
8 9 (2.26%) LogLogic
8 9 (2.26%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.25%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.00%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.00%) F5
11 4 (1.00%) Splunk
11 4 (1.00%) Symantec
12 3 (0.75%) McAfee