Period
to

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 28 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 662 602 570
Rank change year-on-year -60 -32 +156
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 661 315 355
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.87% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 364 190 232
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,356 £45,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £90,000 £78,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £92,625 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £55,000 £53,000
% change year-on-year +27.27% +3.77% -3.64%

Cyberthreat is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 76,337 36,002 32,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.73% 38.40% 35.93%
Number of salaries quoted 32,717 24,076 25,598
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £101,250 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% +5.56%

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 28 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 17 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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -35 573 £74,250 +14.23% 45
UK excluding London -28 355 £70,000 +27.27% 38
Work from Home -37 303 £70,000 -5.08% 15
London -164 227 £80,000 +20.75% 18
South East -17 104 £100,000 +53.85% 6
Midlands +15 92 £70,000 -3.45% 5
West Midlands +18 85 £70,000 -6.67% 3
South West +13 82 £62,500 +11.61% 3
North of England -92 27 £50,000 -8.39% 8
East of England -97 20 £40,000 -38.46% 5
North West -70 19 £53,112 -2.82% 6
Scotland -75 16 £68,543 +25.77% 1
Wales -29 15 - - 8
Yorkshire -62 7 £50,000 +14.29% 2
East Midlands - 6 £44,750 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 2
North East -19 1 £62,000 +12.73%

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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.

1 448 (67.78%) Cybersecurity
2 213 (32.22%) Threat Intelligence
3 210 (31.77%) Finance
4 203 (30.71%) Social Skills
5 196 (29.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 185 (27.99%) Information Security
7 180 (27.23%) Degree
8 168 (25.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 166 (25.11%) Linux
10 158 (23.90%) Azure
11 156 (23.60%) Security Operations
12 147 (22.24%) Security Cleared
13 139 (21.03%) Cyberattack
14 137 (20.73%) Windows
15 135 (20.42%) AWS
16 130 (19.67%) CISSP
17 128 (19.36%) Analytical Skills
18 115 (17.40%) SIEM
19 114 (17.25%) Python
20 102 (15.43%) SC Cleared
21 99 (14.98%) Management Information System
22 98 (14.83%) Cyber Intelligence
23 97 (14.67%) Vulnerability Management
24 90 (13.62%) Cyber Defence
25 87 (13.16%) Use Case
26 85 (12.86%) Agile
27 83 (12.56%) Risk Management
28 80 (12.10%) MITRE ATT&CK
29 76 (11.50%) Security Architecture
30 75 (11.35%) Mentoring

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 37 (5.60%) Confluence
2 22 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 5 (0.76%) Apache
5 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.45%) CMS
7 2 (0.30%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (3.48%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.30%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.57%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.61%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 158 (23.90%) Azure
2 135 (20.42%) AWS
3 31 (4.69%) GCP
4 29 (4.39%) Serverless
5 22 (3.33%) Microsoft 365
5 22 (3.33%) SaaS
6 13 (1.97%) IaaS
6 13 (1.97%) PaaS
7 10 (1.51%) Azure Sentinel
8 9 (1.36%) Power Platform
9 8 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
9 8 (1.21%) AWS CloudTrail
9 8 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
9 8 (1.21%) Snowflake
10 6 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (0.76%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.30%) Datadog
12 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 74 (11.20%) Firewall
2 63 (9.53%) TCP/IP
3 54 (8.17%) Network Security
4 42 (6.35%) HTTP
5 38 (5.75%) SSL
6 37 (5.60%) DHCP
6 37 (5.60%) IMAP
6 37 (5.60%) tcpdump
6 37 (5.60%) Wireshark
7 35 (5.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 20 (3.03%) WAN
9 14 (2.12%) Ethernet
9 14 (2.12%) Intranet
9 14 (2.12%) SD-WAN
10 12 (1.82%) Internet
10 12 (1.82%) Wireless
11 10 (1.51%) BGP
11 10 (1.51%) IPv4
11 10 (1.51%) IPv6
11 10 (1.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.11%) Big Data
2 44 (6.66%) Data Mining
3 15 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 13 (1.97%) NoSQL
4 13 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.36%) Power BI
6 6 (0.91%) Maltego
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server
8 3 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.30%) MySQL
10 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.15%) HBase
10 1 (0.15%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 47 (7.11%) IDA Disassembler
2 42 (6.35%) JIRA
3 37 (5.60%) Zephyr
4 18 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 17 (2.57%) Burp Suite
6 15 (2.27%) Git (software)
7 14 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (1.66%) Subversion
9 10 (1.51%) GDB
10 8 (1.21%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.45%) GitLab
11 3 (0.45%) Rational DOORS
12 2 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
13 1 (0.15%) AppScan
General
1 210 (31.77%) Finance
2 203 (30.71%) Social Skills
3 168 (25.42%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 128 (19.36%) Analytical Skills
5 68 (10.29%) Public Sector
6 54 (8.17%) Legal
7 46 (6.96%) Banking
8 35 (5.30%) Law
9 28 (4.24%) Retail
10 27 (4.08%) Investment Banking
11 26 (3.93%) Marketing
12 25 (3.78%) Automotive
13 24 (3.63%) Games
13 24 (3.63%) Manufacturing
14 17 (2.57%) Military
14 17 (2.57%) Telecoms
15 13 (1.97%) Influencing Skills
16 11 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
16 11 (1.66%) Presentation Skills
17 10 (1.51%) Aviation
Job Titles
1 121 (18.31%) Analyst
2 73 (11.04%) Architect
3 70 (10.59%) Consultant
4 62 (9.38%) Security Analyst
5 59 (8.93%) Security Consultant
6 55 (8.32%) Security Architect
7 47 (7.11%) Security Engineer
8 44 (6.66%) Malware Researcher
9 40 (6.05%) IAM Consultant
10 37 (5.60%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 36 (5.45%) Software Engineer
12 34 (5.14%) Graduate
12 34 (5.14%) Senior Analyst
13 26 (3.93%) Senior Security Analyst
14 23 (3.48%) Associate Engineer
15 22 (3.33%) Malware Specialist
15 22 (3.33%) Security Manager
15 22 (3.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
15 22 (3.33%) Windows Specialist
16 21 (3.18%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.56%) HTML
2 47 (7.11%) HTML5
3 42 (6.35%) SailPoint
4 31 (4.69%) Spring
5 29 (4.39%) React
6 22 (3.33%) XML
7 21 (3.18%) .NET
8 19 (2.87%) Java EE
9 18 (2.72%) EJB
9 18 (2.72%) JDBC
9 18 (2.72%) JSF
9 18 (2.72%) JSP
9 18 (2.72%) ODBC
9 18 (2.72%) SOAP
10 17 (2.57%) RESTful
11 16 (2.42%) Middleware
12 14 (2.12%) Kafka
12 14 (2.12%) Web Services
13 13 (1.97%) Vert.x
14 10 (1.51%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 139 (21.03%) Cyberattack
2 99 (14.98%) Management Information System
3 90 (13.62%) Cyber Defence
4 61 (9.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 57 (8.62%) Security Operations Centre
6 55 (8.32%) Blog
7 38 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
8 32 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
9 29 (4.39%) IoT
10 27 (4.08%) Cybercrime
11 23 (3.48%) Algorithms
11 23 (3.48%) NHS
12 19 (2.87%) Data Centre
13 18 (2.72%) Public Cloud
14 16 (2.42%) CSOC
15 15 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
16 14 (2.12%) Device Driver
16 14 (2.12%) Insider Threat
17 11 (1.66%) Private Cloud
18 10 (1.51%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 166 (25.11%) Linux
2 137 (20.73%) Windows
3 22 (3.33%) Kali Linux
4 21 (3.18%) Android
4 21 (3.18%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.12%) Unix
6 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 448 (67.78%) Cybersecurity
2 213 (32.22%) Threat Intelligence
3 196 (29.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 185 (27.99%) Information Security
5 156 (23.60%) Security Operations
6 115 (17.40%) SIEM
7 98 (14.83%) Cyber Intelligence
8 97 (14.67%) Vulnerability Management
9 87 (13.16%) Use Case
10 85 (12.86%) Agile
11 83 (12.56%) Risk Management
12 80 (12.10%) MITRE ATT&CK
13 76 (11.50%) Security Architecture
14 75 (11.35%) Mentoring
15 69 (10.44%) Software Engineering
16 68 (10.29%) Computer Science
16 68 (10.29%) Penetration Testing
17 62 (9.38%) Reverse Engineering
18 60 (9.08%) Incident Management
19 58 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 114 (17.25%) Python
2 65 (9.83%) Java
3 48 (7.26%) Shell Script
4 47 (7.11%) C++
5 41 (6.20%) PowerShell
6 36 (5.45%) C#
7 30 (4.54%) C
8 18 (2.72%) Ruby
8 18 (2.72%) SQL
9 17 (2.57%) Bash
10 16 (2.42%) Perl
11 13 (1.97%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.82%) Go
13 4 (0.61%) PHP
14 3 (0.45%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.45%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.45%) Objective-C
15 2 (0.30%) R
15 2 (0.30%) Rust
Qualifications
1 180 (27.23%) Degree
2 147 (22.24%) Security Cleared
3 130 (19.67%) CISSP
4 102 (15.43%) SC Cleared
5 67 (10.14%) CISM
6 50 (7.56%) CISA
7 38 (5.75%) DV Cleared
7 38 (5.75%) SANS
8 37 (5.60%) ISTQB
8 37 (5.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 37 (5.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 31 (4.69%) GIAC
10 27 (4.08%) OSCP
11 22 (3.33%) CEH
12 18 (2.72%) CRISC
13 17 (2.57%) GCIH
14 13 (1.97%) OSCE
15 11 (1.66%) GCIA
16 10 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (1.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 40 (6.05%) NIST
3 36 (5.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 25 (3.78%) GRC
5 19 (2.87%) GDPR
6 17 (2.57%) NCSC
7 14 (2.12%) AUTOSAR
8 13 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 12 (1.82%) PCI DSS
10 8 (1.21%) Data Quality
10 8 (1.21%) SLA
11 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.45%) SOC 2
13 2 (0.30%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.30%) IASME
13 2 (0.30%) WCAG
14 1 (0.15%) COBIT
14 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 37 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.14%) Docker
3 8 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.61%) Postfix
6 2 (0.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 37 (5.60%) HP ALM
2 29 (4.39%) Kubernetes
3 20 (3.03%) Ansible
4 18 (2.72%) CSIRT
5 17 (2.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 13 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.82%) QRadar
8 11 (1.66%) Prometheus
9 9 (1.36%) Terraform
10 8 (1.21%) Nessus
11 5 (0.76%) Nmap
12 4 (0.61%) Pacemaker
12 4 (0.61%) Podman
13 3 (0.45%) Kibana
14 2 (0.30%) Computer Incident Response Team
14 2 (0.30%) Puppet
15 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
15 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (8.02%) Splunk
2 47 (7.11%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.20%) CyberArk
4 37 (5.60%) Atlassian
4 37 (5.60%) HP
5 31 (4.69%) Apple
6 27 (4.08%) Sophos
7 25 (3.78%) Cisco
8 21 (3.18%) Palo Alto
9 15 (2.27%) FireEye
9 15 (2.27%) SAP
10 14 (2.12%) QNX
11 12 (1.82%) Qualys
11 12 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.82%) Zuora
12 11 (1.66%) Rapid7
13 10 (1.51%) Intel
13 10 (1.51%) Juniper
14 9 (1.36%) ArcSight
15 8 (1.21%) ServiceNow