Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cyberthreat
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 690 437 791
Rank change year-on-year -253 +354 +61
Permanent jobs citing Cyberthreat 415 1,153 440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.70% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.78% 1.77% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 275 239 310
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £53,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.77% -7.83%
10th Percentile £38,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -4.76%

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 53,153 65,174 70,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.90% 39.55% 40.36%
Number of salaries quoted 40,132 49,883 52,676
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,386 £82,500
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 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Cyberthreat in the UK

Cyberthreat
Top 16 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 October 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 -257 393 £60,000 +9.09% 48
UK excluding London +105 265 £52,500 -4.55% 39
London -323 143 £68,750 +10.00% 10
South West +73 87 £41,500 -2.35% 7
South East +56 59 £65,000 +4.00% 11
Midlands +38 50 £58,000 -14.07% 5
West Midlands +24 35 £52,500 -32.26% 4
North of England +11 27 £47,500 -24.90% 11
East of England +18 23 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North West +41 21 £38,750 -50.00% 6
East Midlands +18 15 £80,000 +39.13% 1
Scotland +20 11 £50,000 -18.37% 1
Yorkshire -1 4 £60,000 +55.84% 4
Wales +13 3 £50,000 -25.93%
Northern Ireland - 3 £35,000 -
North East - 2 £65,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (59.04%) Cybersecurity
2 120 (28.92%) Information Security
3 117 (28.19%) Python
4 107 (25.78%) SIEM
5 97 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (22.65%) Security Cleared
7 91 (21.93%) CISSP
8 88 (21.20%) C++
9 85 (20.48%) Java
10 79 (19.04%) Threat Intelligence
11 78 (18.80%) DevOps
12 74 (17.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 68 (16.39%) Security Operations
13 68 (16.39%) C#
13 68 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 67 (16.14%) Linux
15 63 (15.18%) Finance
16 62 (14.94%) DV Cleared
17 60 (14.46%) Cyber Intelligence
18 57 (13.73%) CISM
18 57 (13.73%) Artificial Intelligence
19 55 (13.25%) Firewall
20 51 (12.29%) Software Engineering
20 51 (12.29%) TCP/IP
20 51 (12.29%) Analytics
21 50 (12.05%) Embedded Systems
21 50 (12.05%) SC Cleared
22 47 (11.33%) Management Information System
22 47 (11.33%) NIST
23 45 (10.84%) Security Architecture

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 16 (3.86%) JBoss
2 6 (1.45%) OpenStack
3 4 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.72%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.48%) Apache
5 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.78%) AWS
1 24 (5.78%) Azure
2 13 (3.13%) SaaS
3 10 (2.41%) GCP
4 1 (0.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.24%) G Suite
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.25%) Firewall
2 51 (12.29%) TCP/IP
3 25 (6.02%) Network Security
4 24 (5.78%) Internet
5 15 (3.61%) LAN
5 15 (3.61%) WAN
6 14 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 14 (3.37%) VPN
6 14 (3.37%) Wireshark
7 8 (1.93%) DNS
8 7 (1.69%) tcpdump
9 6 (1.45%) Broadband
10 5 (1.20%) 2G
10 5 (1.20%) 3G
10 5 (1.20%) 4G
10 5 (1.20%) 5G
10 5 (1.20%) OpenFlow
10 5 (1.20%) SAN
10 5 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (0.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.02%) MongoDB
2 16 (3.86%) Big Data
2 16 (3.86%) MySQL
3 13 (3.13%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.69%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.48%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (4.82%) Jenkins
2 18 (4.34%) Cucumber
2 18 (4.34%) Selenium
3 16 (3.86%) Eclipse
4 11 (2.65%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.69%) Subversion
6 6 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 6 (1.45%) WiX
7 4 (0.96%) Burp Suite
7 4 (0.96%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.72%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.48%) gulp
9 2 (0.48%) Jasmine
9 2 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.48%) PhantomJS
10 1 (0.24%) IDA Disassembler
General
1 63 (15.18%) Finance
2 25 (6.02%) Games
3 24 (5.78%) Telecoms
4 21 (5.06%) Legal
5 15 (3.61%) Banking
6 11 (2.65%) Aerospace
7 9 (2.17%) Law
7 9 (2.17%) Retail
8 7 (1.69%) Electronics
8 7 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.69%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.20%) Military
10 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.96%) Publishing
11 2 (0.48%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 88 (21.20%) Analyst
2 54 (13.01%) Security Analyst
3 44 (10.60%) Software Engineer
4 40 (9.64%) Developer
5 27 (6.51%) Security Manager
6 26 (6.27%) Resilience Manager
7 24 (5.78%) Consultant
8 21 (5.06%) Security Engineer
9 20 (4.82%) Architect
10 18 (4.34%) Software Developer
11 17 (4.10%) Security Architect
12 15 (3.61%) Cybersecurity Manager
12 15 (3.61%) Security Specialist
13 14 (3.37%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 14 (3.37%) SOC Analyst
14 13 (3.13%) Information Analyst
14 13 (3.13%) Information Security Analyst
15 12 (2.89%) Senior Analyst
15 12 (2.89%) Test Engineer
16 11 (2.65%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.71%) Node.js
2 16 (3.86%) Gherkin
3 11 (2.65%) Web Services
4 7 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.69%) SOAP
4 7 (1.69%) Spring
5 6 (1.45%) React
5 6 (1.45%) RESTful
6 5 (1.20%) .NET
6 5 (1.20%) J2EE
6 5 (1.20%) Java EE
7 4 (0.96%) JSON
7 4 (0.96%) YAML
8 3 (0.72%) Kafka
8 3 (0.72%) LDAP
9 2 (0.48%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.48%) HTML5
9 2 (0.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.48%) Vert.x
9 2 (0.48%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.05%) Embedded Systems
2 47 (11.33%) Management Information System
3 31 (7.47%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.27%) Cyber Defence
4 26 (6.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 25 (6.02%) Cyberattack
6 22 (5.30%) Cybercrime
7 18 (4.34%) Security Operations Centre
8 12 (2.89%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (1.93%) Social Media
10 7 (1.69%) Equities
11 6 (1.45%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.20%) Data Centre
12 5 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.20%) PKI
12 5 (1.20%) User Experience
13 4 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.14%) Linux
2 39 (9.40%) Windows
3 26 (6.27%) Unix
4 6 (1.45%) CentOS
5 2 (0.48%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.24%) HPUX
6 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (59.04%) Cybersecurity
2 120 (28.92%) Information Security
3 107 (25.78%) SIEM
4 97 (23.37%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (19.04%) Threat Intelligence
6 78 (18.80%) DevOps
7 74 (17.83%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 68 (16.39%) Security Operations
9 60 (14.46%) Cyber Intelligence
10 57 (13.73%) Artificial Intelligence
11 51 (12.29%) Analytics
11 51 (12.29%) Software Engineering
12 45 (10.84%) Security Architecture
13 43 (10.36%) Risk Management
14 37 (8.92%) Vulnerability Management
15 35 (8.43%) Cyber Resilience
16 31 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (6.99%) Data Analytics
18 27 (6.51%) Threat Detection
19 26 (6.27%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 117 (28.19%) Python
2 88 (21.20%) C++
3 85 (20.48%) Java
4 68 (16.39%) C#
5 43 (10.36%) JavaScript
6 37 (8.92%) C
7 25 (6.02%) PowerShell
7 25 (6.02%) SQL
8 23 (5.54%) Bash Shell
9 8 (1.93%) Go
10 7 (1.69%) Perl
11 6 (1.45%) VC++
12 5 (1.20%) Apple Swift
12 5 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 5 (1.20%) Ruby
13 3 (0.72%) BeanShell
13 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.48%) R
14 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (22.65%) Security Cleared
2 91 (21.93%) CISSP
3 62 (14.94%) DV Cleared
4 57 (13.73%) CISM
5 50 (12.05%) SC Cleared
6 42 (10.12%) Degree
7 27 (6.51%) GIAC
8 22 (5.30%) CEH
9 19 (4.58%) SANS
10 16 (3.86%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (3.61%) CISA
12 12 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (2.65%) CREST Certified
13 11 (2.65%) CRISC
13 11 (2.65%) GCIH
13 11 (2.65%) HND
14 10 (2.41%) CCNA
15 7 (1.69%) GCIA
16 6 (1.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 5 (1.20%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (16.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (11.33%) NIST
3 24 (5.78%) PCI DSS
4 18 (4.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (3.13%) NIST 800
6 12 (2.89%) Cyber Essentials
7 11 (2.65%) GDPR
8 8 (1.93%) ISO 9001
9 6 (1.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (1.45%) SAS 70
10 5 (1.20%) COBIT
10 5 (1.20%) RMADS
11 2 (0.48%) SLA
12 1 (0.24%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.24%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (2.17%) Docker
2 8 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.72%) Snort
4 2 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (3.37%) Terraform
2 13 (3.13%) QRadar
3 12 (2.89%) Ansible
4 6 (1.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 6 (1.45%) CSIRT
5 4 (0.96%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.96%) Puppet
6 2 (0.48%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.24%) RSA Archer
7 1 (0.24%) SCCM
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (6.75%) Splunk
2 18 (4.34%) Oracle
3 14 (3.37%) ArcSight
3 14 (3.37%) Google
3 14 (3.37%) Qualys
4 12 (2.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (2.65%) Cisco
6 9 (2.17%) McAfee
6 9 (2.17%) NetWitness
7 8 (1.93%) Darktrace
8 7 (1.69%) Actuate
9 6 (1.45%) Red Hat
10 4 (0.96%) AlienVault
10 4 (0.96%) FireEye
11 3 (0.72%) LogRhythm
12 2 (0.48%) Altera
12 2 (0.48%) Alteryx
12 2 (0.48%) Tableau
12 2 (0.48%) Talend
12 2 (0.48%) Xilinx