Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 440 688 444
Rank change year-on-year +248 -244 +348
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 280 409 1,151
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.30% 0.70%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.49% 0.77% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 195 291 240
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £36,250 £38,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +10.00%

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 18,805 52,933 65,071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.15% 38.92% 39.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15,145 39,994 49,801
Median annual salary £57,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £90,000 £85,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,125 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.95% - +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 26 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 15 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 26 October 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 +266 261 £65,000 +8.33% 41
UK excluding London +209 159 £57,500 +9.52% 23
London +231 111 £65,000 -3.70% 19
North of England +209 54 £42,500 -15.00% 4
South West +78 37 £57,500 +38.55% 6
Midlands +124 36 £60,000 +3.45% 4
Yorkshire +154 32 £38,750 -35.42% 1
West Midlands +102 32 £60,000 +14.29% 2
North West +125 22 £47,500 +22.58% 3
South East +169 13 £60,000 -7.69% 8
Wales +53 9 - -
East of England +128 6 £65,000 +30.00%
Work from Home +17 5 £80,000 +23.08% 2
Scotland +90 4 £71,250 +42.50% 1
East Midlands +84 4 £65,000 -18.75% 2

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 152 (54.29%) Cybersecurity
2 134 (47.86%) Information Security
3 95 (33.93%) Firewall
3 95 (33.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 89 (31.79%) SIEM
5 87 (31.07%) Windows
6 79 (28.21%) Security Cleared
7 76 (27.14%) Azure
7 76 (27.14%) CISSP
8 73 (26.07%) Threat Intelligence
9 72 (25.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 72 (25.71%) Intrusion Detection
10 68 (24.29%) CISM
11 60 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 60 (21.43%) Security Operations
12 54 (19.29%) Cyber Intelligence
12 54 (19.29%) Office 365
12 54 (19.29%) Malware Analysis
12 54 (19.29%) SC Cleared
13 53 (18.93%) AWS
14 52 (18.57%) Linux
14 52 (18.57%) GDPR
15 49 (17.50%) NIST
16 47 (16.79%) Management Information System
17 46 (16.43%) Microsoft
18 45 (16.07%) Finance
18 45 (16.07%) Incident Management
19 44 (15.71%) Cyberattack
20 43 (15.36%) Penetration Testing
21 40 (14.29%) Kalman Filter

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 (2.50%) JBoss
2 5 (1.79%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.43%) Confluence
3 4 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.71%) SAS
5 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) SPSS
1 2 (0.71%) SPSS Modeler
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (6.79%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 76 (27.14%) Azure
2 54 (19.29%) Office 365
3 53 (18.93%) AWS
4 23 (8.21%) IaaS
5 16 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.21%) Logic Apps
7 4 (1.43%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.07%) GCP
8 3 (1.07%) SaaS
9 2 (0.71%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.71%) PaaS
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.36%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (0.36%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 95 (33.93%) Firewall
2 72 (25.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 34 (12.14%) TCP/IP
4 28 (10.00%) Network Security
5 23 (8.21%) DNS
6 16 (5.71%) VPN
7 15 (5.36%) Wireshark
8 11 (3.93%) LAN
9 9 (3.21%) DKIM
9 9 (3.21%) DMARC
9 9 (3.21%) WAN
10 7 (2.50%) Wireless
11 6 (2.14%) DHCP
11 6 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.79%) Cisco Firepower
12 5 (1.79%) SMTP
13 3 (1.07%) Internet
13 3 (1.07%) SSL
13 3 (1.07%) tcpdump
13 3 (1.07%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.21%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.50%) MySQL
3 5 (1.79%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.07%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.71%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.71%) Tableau
6 1 (0.36%) Big Data
6 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Jenkins
1 9 (3.21%) Metasploit
2 7 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 7 (2.50%) Eclipse
2 7 (2.50%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (2.50%) Selenium
3 4 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (1.43%) JIRA
4 2 (0.71%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (0.71%) GitLab
General
1 45 (16.07%) Finance
2 12 (4.29%) Manufacturing
3 10 (3.57%) Law
3 10 (3.57%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.50%) Legal
5 4 (1.43%) Aerospace
5 4 (1.43%) Banking
6 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.71%) Advertising
7 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 61 (21.79%) Analyst
2 34 (12.14%) Security Analyst
3 30 (10.71%) Security Engineer
4 27 (9.64%) Consultant
5 22 (7.86%) Developer
6 21 (7.50%) Security Manager
7 18 (6.43%) Security Consultant
8 16 (5.71%) Security Officer
8 16 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 14 (5.00%) Administrator
9 14 (5.00%) Security Specialist
10 13 (4.64%) Information Security Officer
11 11 (3.93%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 11 (3.93%) Information Officer
11 11 (3.93%) Team Leader
12 10 (3.57%) Java Developer
13 9 (3.21%) Cybersecurity Consultant
14 8 (2.86%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 8 (2.86%) Information Security Specialist
14 8 (2.86%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.29%) Node.js
1 12 (4.29%) Web Services
2 8 (2.86%) Spring
3 7 (2.50%) Gherkin
4 5 (1.79%) Kafka
5 4 (1.43%) CSS
5 4 (1.43%) HTML
5 4 (1.43%) Java EE
5 4 (1.43%) Java SE
6 3 (1.07%) Akka
6 3 (1.07%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.07%) Apache NiFi
6 3 (1.07%) gRPC
6 3 (1.07%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (1.07%) React
6 3 (1.07%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.36%) .NET
7 1 (0.36%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 47 (16.79%) Management Information System
2 44 (15.71%) Cyberattack
3 39 (13.93%) Security Operations Centre
4 20 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.64%) Data Protection Act
6 12 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.57%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 6 (2.14%) Life Science
8 6 (2.14%) Robotics
9 5 (1.79%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (1.79%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.43%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.07%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.71%) Cybercrime
12 2 (0.71%) PKI
12 2 (0.71%) Social Media
12 2 (0.71%) User Experience
13 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 1 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 87 (31.07%) Windows
2 52 (18.57%) Linux
3 37 (13.21%) Windows Server
4 17 (6.07%) Mac OS
5 9 (3.21%) Kali Linux
6 7 (2.50%) Unix
7 3 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.71%) CentOS
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.36%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.36%) MVS
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (54.29%) Cybersecurity
2 134 (47.86%) Information Security
3 89 (31.79%) SIEM
4 73 (26.07%) Threat Intelligence
5 72 (25.71%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 60 (21.43%) Security Operations
7 54 (19.29%) Cyber Intelligence
7 54 (19.29%) Malware Analysis
8 45 (16.07%) Incident Management
9 43 (15.36%) Penetration Testing
10 40 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
11 36 (12.86%) Web Filtering
12 35 (12.50%) Forensic Analysis
13 34 (12.14%) Identity Access Management
14 32 (11.43%) Risk Management
15 28 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (10.00%) Digital Forensics
16 26 (9.29%) Use Case
17 24 (8.57%) Analytics
18 23 (8.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.21%) Python
2 25 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 22 (7.86%) Java
4 21 (7.50%) Bash Shell
5 18 (6.43%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.64%) SQL
7 12 (4.29%) C++
8 11 (3.93%) C
9 8 (2.86%) C#
10 6 (2.14%) Java 8
11 2 (0.71%) R
11 2 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 76 (27.14%) CISSP
3 68 (24.29%) CISM
4 54 (19.29%) SC Cleared
5 38 (13.57%) Degree
6 29 (10.36%) DV Cleared
7 27 (9.64%) CREST Certified
8 23 (8.21%) SANS
9 19 (6.79%) GCIH
10 17 (6.07%) GCIA
11 15 (5.36%) CISA
12 12 (4.29%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (3.93%) CISMP
14 8 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (2.14%) GCFA
16 5 (1.79%) CEH
16 5 (1.79%) GIAC
16 5 (1.79%) SSCP
17 4 (1.43%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (33.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 52 (18.57%) GDPR
3 49 (17.50%) NIST
4 29 (10.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 25 (8.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (4.64%) ISO 9001
7 10 (3.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 9 (3.21%) COBIT
9 3 (1.07%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.71%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.71%) NCSC
10 2 (0.71%) RMADS
11 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.36%) QA
11 1 (0.36%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.21%) Snort
3 8 (2.86%) Docker
4 3 (1.07%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.71%) vSphere
6 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 24 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (4.64%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 12 (4.29%) Kubernetes
4 9 (3.21%) CSIRT
5 7 (2.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 6 (2.14%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (1.43%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.07%) Grafana
8 3 (1.07%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.71%) Ansible
9 2 (0.71%) Kibana
9 2 (0.71%) Terraform
10 1 (0.36%) EnCase
10 1 (0.36%) FTK
10 1 (0.36%) QRadar
10 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 30 (10.71%) VMware
3 10 (3.57%) LogRhythm
3 10 (3.57%) Splunk
4 9 (3.21%) AlienVault
5 7 (2.50%) Oracle
6 4 (1.43%) Cisco
7 3 (1.07%) Google
7 3 (1.07%) NetApp
7 3 (1.07%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.07%) SAP
8 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.71%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.71%) Darktrace
8 2 (0.71%) Thycotic
9 1 (0.36%) Cellebrite
9 1 (0.36%) FireEye
9 1 (0.36%) NetWitness
9 1 (0.36%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.36%) Sophos