Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 752 848 1005
Rank change year-on-year +96 +157 +180
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 461 399 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.21% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.51% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 324 258 206
UK median annual salary £55,000 £59,322 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.29% +3.17% +4.55%
10th Percentile £34,300 £35,000 £33,125
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £106,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +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 77316 77666 91267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.92% 40.92% 41.97%
Number of salaries quoted 58373 63794 73158
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 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 12 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 23 November 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 +88 442 £53,000 -10.66% 31
London +121 263 £55,000 -21.43% 14
UK excluding London -21 185 £50,000 - 18
South East -2 83 £52,750 -4.09% 6
South West +4 46 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East of England +15 21 £50,000 +33.33% 3
Midlands +27 15 £37,500 -28.57% 3
North of England -16 13 £45,000 -12.20% 2
North West -24 13 £45,000 -5.26%
East Midlands +42 11 £31,250 -
Scotland -21 7 £68,500 +27.44% 1
West Midlands +8 4 £45,000 -14.29% 2

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 281 (60.95%) Cybersecurity
2 267 (57.92%) Information Security
3 161 (34.92%) SIEM
4 153 (33.19%) Finance
5 136 (29.50%) CISSP
6 128 (27.77%) Windows
7 125 (27.11%) Linux
8 105 (22.78%) Python
9 103 (22.34%) Legal
10 102 (22.13%) Firewall
11 92 (19.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 91 (19.74%) Machine Learning
13 90 (19.52%) Data Protection
14 87 (18.87%) Security Cleared
14 87 (18.87%) Artificial Intelligence
15 85 (18.44%) Security Operations
16 84 (18.22%) Management Information System
17 83 (18.00%) Natural Language Processing
18 82 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
19 77 (16.70%) Degree
19 77 (16.70%) GIAC
20 76 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
20 76 (16.49%) Microsoft
21 74 (16.05%) Security Architecture
22 72 (15.62%) Penetration Testing
23 70 (15.18%) Network Security
24 68 (14.75%) TCP/IP
25 67 (14.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
25 67 (14.53%) Threat Intelligence
26 66 (14.32%) 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 48 (10.41%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.25%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.39%) Apache
4 10 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (4.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.22%) HipChat
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 55 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.17%) Office 365
3 7 (1.52%) SaaS
4 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (22.13%) Firewall
2 70 (15.18%) Network Security
3 68 (14.75%) TCP/IP
4 34 (7.38%) DNS
5 30 (6.51%) SMTP
6 28 (6.07%) Internet
7 23 (4.99%) HTTP
7 23 (4.99%) Wireshark
8 20 (4.34%) DHCP
8 20 (4.34%) SSL
9 19 (4.12%) tcpdump
10 17 (3.69%) Intrusion Detection
11 15 (3.25%) LAN
11 15 (3.25%) WAN
12 10 (2.17%) DMZ
13 9 (1.95%) FTP
13 9 (1.95%) LDAP
13 9 (1.95%) Telnet
14 7 (1.52%) Multicast
14 7 (1.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.15%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (3.90%) Big Data
3 13 (2.82%) Hadoop
3 13 (2.82%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.87%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.87%) Impala
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.22%) GIS
8 1 (0.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (2.39%) EasyMock
1 11 (2.39%) JUnit
2 10 (2.17%) Burp Suite
2 10 (2.17%) IDA Disassembler
2 10 (2.17%) OllyDbg
2 10 (2.17%) WinDbg
3 7 (1.52%) JIRA
4 6 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.30%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.30%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) MSI
General
1 153 (33.19%) Finance
2 103 (22.34%) Legal
3 26 (5.64%) Law
4 13 (2.82%) Games
4 13 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.95%) Banking
6 6 (1.30%) Aerospace
6 6 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.65%) Automotive
7 3 (0.65%) Retail
8 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 160 (34.71%) Analyst
2 77 (16.70%) Security Analyst
3 46 (9.98%) SOC Analyst
4 34 (7.38%) Consultant
5 31 (6.72%) Security Engineer
6 29 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 28 (6.07%) Security Consultant
8 27 (5.86%) Architect
8 27 (5.86%) Security Architect
9 23 (4.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 20 (4.34%) Junior
11 18 (3.90%) Team Leader
12 17 (3.69%) Security Manager
13 16 (3.47%) Junior Analyst
14 15 (3.25%) IT Analyst
14 15 (3.25%) IT Security Analyst
15 14 (3.04%) Cyberthreat Manager
15 14 (3.04%) Linux Engineer
16 13 (2.82%) Developer
16 13 (2.82%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (18.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 45 (9.76%) .NET
3 24 (5.21%) Node.js
4 19 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
5 18 (3.90%) React
6 13 (2.82%) Web Services
7 12 (2.60%) AngularJS
7 12 (2.60%) Flask
8 11 (2.39%) Django
8 11 (2.39%) Java EE
8 11 (2.39%) Regular Expression
8 11 (2.39%) Spring
8 11 (2.39%) SQLAlchemy
9 6 (1.30%) EJB
9 6 (1.30%) JSF
9 6 (1.30%) MAPI
10 5 (1.08%) CSS
10 5 (1.08%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.08%) HTML
11 4 (0.87%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 84 (18.22%) Management Information System
2 82 (17.79%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (12.58%) Computer Science
4 33 (7.16%) Security Operations Centre
5 32 (6.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 20 (4.34%) Cyber Attack
7 15 (3.25%) Cyber Defence
7 15 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 13 (2.82%) User Experience
9 12 (2.60%) Cybercrime
10 11 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.39%) PKI
11 10 (2.17%) Blog
12 9 (1.95%) Mobile App
13 8 (1.74%) CESG
14 6 (1.30%) Wiki
15 4 (0.87%) iPad
15 4 (0.87%) Social Media
16 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
17 2 (0.43%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 128 (27.77%) Windows
2 125 (27.11%) Linux
3 46 (9.98%) Unix
4 11 (2.39%) CentOS
4 11 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.95%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.08%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.87%) Android
7 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.65%) VMS
9 1 (0.22%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (60.95%) Cybersecurity
2 267 (57.92%) Information Security
3 161 (34.92%) SIEM
4 91 (19.74%) Machine Learning
5 90 (19.52%) Data Protection
6 87 (18.87%) Artificial Intelligence
7 85 (18.44%) Security Operations
8 76 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
9 74 (16.05%) Security Architecture
10 72 (15.62%) Penetration Testing
11 67 (14.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 67 (14.53%) Threat Intelligence
12 58 (12.58%) DevOps
13 48 (10.41%) Continuous Delivery
13 48 (10.41%) Malware Analysis
14 45 (9.76%) Risk Management
15 44 (9.54%) Vulnerability Management
16 43 (9.33%) Security Monitoring
17 42 (9.11%) Network Monitoring
18 39 (8.46%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 105 (22.78%) Python
2 64 (13.88%) JavaScript
3 60 (13.02%) Ruby
4 51 (11.06%) Java
5 42 (9.11%) SQL
6 34 (7.38%) C
6 34 (7.38%) C#
7 25 (5.42%) Perl
8 23 (4.99%) C++
9 22 (4.77%) PowerShell
10 18 (3.90%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.90%) Go
11 14 (3.04%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.39%) VB.NET
13 10 (2.17%) PHP
14 4 (0.87%) Scala
15 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 136 (29.50%) CISSP
2 87 (18.87%) Security Cleared
3 77 (16.70%) Degree
3 77 (16.70%) GIAC
4 66 (14.32%) CISM
5 62 (13.45%) GCIH
6 53 (11.50%) CEH
7 49 (10.63%) CREST Certified
7 49 (10.63%) SANS
8 48 (10.41%) SC Cleared
9 44 (9.54%) GCIA
10 41 (8.89%) DV Cleared
11 36 (7.81%) CISA
12 22 (4.77%) OSCP
13 13 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
15 10 (2.17%) CCNA
16 9 (1.95%) SSCP
17 8 (1.74%) CESG Certified Professional
17 8 (1.74%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (19.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (6.51%) NIST 800
3 26 (5.64%) PCI DSS
4 20 (4.34%) Cyber Essentials
4 20 (4.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 19 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 13 (2.82%) COBIT
7 11 (2.39%) GDPR
8 7 (1.52%) SAS 70
9 4 (0.87%) QA
10 3 (0.65%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.22%) GPG13
11 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (13.23%) Docker
2 27 (5.86%) Active Directory
3 25 (5.42%) Virtual Machines
4 19 (4.12%) Snort
5 7 (1.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 52 (11.28%) Kubernetes
2 30 (6.51%) CSIRT
3 26 (5.64%) QRadar
4 20 (4.34%) Nessus
5 18 (3.90%) Puppet
6 13 (2.82%) Ansible
6 13 (2.82%) Terraform
7 6 (1.30%) RSA enVision
8 5 (1.08%) Grafana
8 5 (1.08%) Munin
8 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.08%) Salt
8 5 (1.08%) ZABBIX
9 4 (0.87%) Suricata
10 3 (0.65%) Computer Incident Response Team
10 3 (0.65%) Kibana
11 2 (0.43%) Nmap
12 1 (0.22%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.22%) WMI
Vendors
1 76 (16.49%) Microsoft
2 27 (5.86%) Oracle
3 23 (4.99%) FireEye
4 21 (4.56%) Cisco
5 18 (3.90%) BeyondTrust
5 18 (3.90%) VMware
6 16 (3.47%) LogRhythm
7 12 (2.60%) Adobe
7 12 (2.60%) Forcepoint
8 10 (2.17%) ArcSight
9 7 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.52%) Symantec
10 6 (1.30%) F5
10 6 (1.30%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.30%) Qualys
10 6 (1.30%) Sophos
11 5 (1.08%) Blue Coat
11 5 (1.08%) NetWitness
12 4 (0.87%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.87%) Intel