Period
to 24 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 710 708 845
Rank change year-on-year -2 +137 +54
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 404 545 343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.77% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 234 300 240
UK median annual salary £60,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -8.33%
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,468 £33,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £82,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -13.64%

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 61,962 70,907 68,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.78% 40.07% 39.78%
Number of salaries quoted 47,307 55,938 55,954
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% -1.01%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,539 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,575 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 March 2019.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 14 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 March 2019. 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 -22 379 £61,500 +11.82% 29
UK excluding London +131 226 £53,750 +2.38% 23
London -107 169 £70,000 +21.74% 7
East of England +126 70 £45,000 -21.74% 3
South East +38 52 £55,750 -3.04% 3
South West +14 37 £70,000 +47.37% 9
Midlands +28 31 £52,500 +0.72% 2
East Midlands +26 20 £50,000 +25.00%
North of England +57 19 £61,500 +36.67% 5
North West +47 14 £61,500 +36.67% 3
West Midlands +4 11 £58,000 +10.48% 2
Wales - 10 £50,000 - 1
Scotland +13 6 £63,500 -
Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 - 2

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 245 (60.64%) Cybersecurity
2 175 (43.32%) Information Security
3 119 (29.46%) CISSP
4 113 (27.97%) Management Information System
5 109 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
5 109 (26.98%) Security Operations
6 104 (25.74%) Threat Intelligence
7 103 (25.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 102 (25.25%) SIEM
9 95 (23.51%) Security Cleared
10 88 (21.78%) Finance
11 87 (21.53%) Cyber Intelligence
12 83 (20.54%) Firewall
13 80 (19.80%) Windows
14 78 (19.31%) Degree
15 74 (18.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 67 (16.58%) DV Cleared
17 64 (15.84%) SC Cleared
18 55 (13.61%) Risk Management
19 51 (12.62%) Incident Management
20 50 (12.38%) TOGAF
20 50 (12.38%) GDPR
20 50 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
21 49 (12.13%) Security Management
22 47 (11.63%) Cryptography
22 47 (11.63%) Retail
23 46 (11.39%) CEH
24 45 (11.14%) Security Operations Centre
24 45 (11.14%) Data Loss Prevention
25 42 (10.40%) Linux

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 17 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.23%) JBoss
3 8 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.24%) Apache
5 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.70%) Office 365
3 15 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.74%) SaaS
6 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 83 (20.54%) Firewall
2 31 (7.67%) Internet
3 30 (7.43%) DNS
4 26 (6.44%) SMTP
5 24 (5.94%) Network Security
6 22 (5.45%) FTP
6 22 (5.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (5.45%) Wireshark
7 21 (5.20%) SSL
8 16 (3.96%) TCP/IP
9 13 (3.22%) DHCP
10 8 (1.98%) HTTP
11 7 (1.73%) Intranet
11 7 (1.73%) Sourcefire
11 7 (1.73%) VPN
12 6 (1.49%) LAN
12 6 (1.49%) VoIP
13 5 (1.24%) SNMP
13 5 (1.24%) WAN
13 5 (1.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.22%) MongoDB
2 9 (2.23%) MySQL
3 8 (1.98%) Big Data
3 8 (1.98%) QlikView
4 6 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.24%) Maltego
6 4 (0.99%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.99%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.50%) Pentaho
8 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 15 (3.71%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.23%) Cucumber
2 9 (2.23%) Eclipse
2 9 (2.23%) Selenium
3 8 (1.98%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.73%) JIRA
5 6 (1.49%) Maven
6 4 (0.99%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.50%) TestRail
8 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 88 (21.78%) Finance
2 47 (11.63%) Retail
3 22 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 20 (4.95%) Banking
5 16 (3.96%) Legal
6 10 (2.48%) Marketing
7 9 (2.23%) Law
8 8 (1.98%) Electronics
8 8 (1.98%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.73%) Billing
9 7 (1.73%) Military
10 6 (1.49%) Automotive
11 5 (1.24%) Investment Banking
11 5 (1.24%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (25.99%) Analyst
2 63 (15.59%) Security Analyst
3 48 (11.88%) Architect
4 42 (10.40%) Security Architect
5 35 (8.66%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 35 (8.66%) Security Manager
6 26 (6.44%) Security Engineer
7 20 (4.95%) Information Security Manager
8 17 (4.21%) Developer
9 16 (3.96%) Cybersecurity Manager
9 16 (3.96%) Information Analyst
9 16 (3.96%) Information Security Analyst
9 16 (3.96%) Software Developer
10 15 (3.71%) Consultant
10 15 (3.71%) Information Manager
10 15 (3.71%) Security Officer
10 15 (3.71%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (3.47%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 14 (3.47%) Team Leader
12 13 (3.22%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.23%) Gherkin
1 9 (2.23%) Node.js
1 9 (2.23%) Regular Expression
2 6 (1.49%) Kafka
2 6 (1.49%) Spring
3 5 (1.24%) Apache NiFi
3 5 (1.24%) Middleware
3 5 (1.24%) STL
4 3 (0.74%) .NET
5 2 (0.50%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.50%) J2EE
5 2 (0.50%) SOAP
6 1 (0.25%) JSON
6 1 (0.25%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.25%) SpaCy
6 1 (0.25%) TensorFlow
6 1 (0.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 113 (27.97%) Management Information System
2 109 (26.98%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (11.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 36 (8.91%) Cyber Defence
5 34 (8.42%) CESG
5 34 (8.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 27 (6.68%) Self-Motivation
7 25 (6.19%) Cyberattack
8 15 (3.71%) e-Learning
9 9 (2.23%) User Experience
10 8 (1.98%) Fintech
10 8 (1.98%) Internet of Things
10 8 (1.98%) Social Media
11 7 (1.73%) Cybercrime
12 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (1.24%) Online Banking
14 4 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 4 (0.99%) Life Science
14 4 (0.99%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 80 (19.80%) Windows
2 42 (10.40%) Linux
3 25 (6.19%) Unix
4 14 (3.47%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.74%) CentOS
6 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.25%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (60.64%) Cybersecurity
2 175 (43.32%) Information Security
3 109 (26.98%) Security Operations
4 104 (25.74%) Threat Intelligence
5 103 (25.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 102 (25.25%) SIEM
7 87 (21.53%) Cyber Intelligence
8 55 (13.61%) Risk Management
9 51 (12.62%) Incident Management
10 50 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (12.38%) TOGAF
11 49 (12.13%) Security Management
12 47 (11.63%) Cryptography
13 45 (11.14%) Data Loss Prevention
14 40 (9.90%) Data Protection
15 39 (9.65%) Analytics
16 38 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
16 38 (9.41%) Systems Engineering
17 37 (9.16%) MODAF
18 36 (8.91%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.90%) Python
2 32 (7.92%) C
2 32 (7.92%) Java
3 24 (5.94%) C++
4 20 (4.95%) Bash Shell
5 17 (4.21%) R
6 15 (3.71%) SQL
7 12 (2.97%) Ruby
8 10 (2.48%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.23%) C#
10 6 (1.49%) Perl
11 5 (1.24%) Embedded C++
12 3 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 119 (29.46%) CISSP
2 95 (23.51%) Security Cleared
3 78 (19.31%) Degree
4 67 (16.58%) DV Cleared
5 64 (15.84%) SC Cleared
6 46 (11.39%) CEH
7 39 (9.65%) CISM
8 37 (9.16%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (8.42%) CESG Certified Professional
10 30 (7.43%) CCNA
10 30 (7.43%) GCIH
11 27 (6.68%) GIAC
12 25 (6.19%) Computer Science Degree
12 25 (6.19%) GREM
13 24 (5.94%) GCFA
14 23 (5.69%) CISA
14 23 (5.69%) GCIA
15 22 (5.45%) SANS
16 18 (4.46%) GCFE
17 17 (4.21%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (18.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 50 (12.38%) GDPR
3 31 (7.67%) COBIT
3 31 (7.67%) PCI DSS
4 16 (3.96%) SLA
5 14 (3.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 10 (2.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 7 (1.73%) NIST 800
7 7 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.99%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.50%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 14 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.24%) Docker
3 3 (0.74%) Firmware
3 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 18 (4.46%) RSA Security Analytics
2 12 (2.97%) Stealthwatch
3 8 (1.98%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 6 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.49%) Puppet
4 6 (1.49%) Terraform
5 5 (1.24%) CASB
6 4 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.99%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 4 (0.99%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (0.99%) QRadar
7 3 (0.74%) Grafana
7 3 (0.74%) Kibana
7 3 (0.74%) SCCM
7 3 (0.74%) WSUS
8 2 (0.50%) EnCase
8 2 (0.50%) HP ALM
8 2 (0.50%) Nmap
9 1 (0.25%) Suricata
Vendors
1 29 (7.18%) Splunk
2 25 (6.19%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.69%) Symantec
4 22 (5.45%) Cisco
5 17 (4.21%) CheckPoint
6 13 (3.22%) Qualys
6 13 (3.22%) VMware
7 11 (2.72%) Darktrace
7 11 (2.72%) LogRhythm
7 11 (2.72%) Oracle
8 8 (1.98%) SAP
8 8 (1.98%) Tableau
9 7 (1.73%) Citrix
9 7 (1.73%) FireEye
9 7 (1.73%) McAfee
10 6 (1.49%) IBM
10 6 (1.49%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.24%) Palantir
12 4 (0.99%) MobileIron
13 3 (0.74%) Alteryx