Period
to 1 October 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Cybercrime in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cybercrime over the 6 months to 1 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cybercrime (Computer Crime)
UK
6 months to
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 577 995 1073
Rank change year-on-year +418 +78 +20
Permanent jobs citing Cybercrime 112 81 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.058% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.60% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 46 76 80
Median annual salary £67,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £45,000 £30,000 £21,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £102,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -5.26%

Cybercrime 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 18,655 54,520 65,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.84% 38.87% 39.47%
Number of salaries quoted 14,857 40,967 50,061
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,450 £28,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,314 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.36% - +5.88%

Cybercrime
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cybercrime as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cybercrime in the UK

Cybercrime
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Cybercrime.

Salary trend for Cybercrime in the UK

Cybercrime
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Cybercrime over the 6 months to 1 October 2020.

Salary histogram for Cybercrime in the UK

Cybercrime
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cybercrime within the UK over the 6 months to 1 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 +413 99 £65,000 +30.00% 1
London +305 56 £70,000 -3.45%
UK excluding London +339 52 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Midlands - 21 £55,000 -
Work from Home +69 14 £80,000 +33.33%
North of England +201 13 £42,500 +21.43% 1
North West +138 13 £42,500 +21.43% 1
East Midlands - 13 - -
Scotland - 9 - -
West Midlands - 8 £55,000 -
South East +223 5 £105,000 +115.38%
South West +122 4 £62,500 +19.05%

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, IT jobs citing Cybercrime 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 Cybercrime.

1 79 (70.54%) Security Cleared
2 77 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 62 (55.36%) Law
4 53 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (43.75%) Threat Management
6 43 (38.39%) Linux
7 35 (31.25%) Internet
8 34 (30.36%) Penetration Testing
9 32 (28.57%) AWS
10 27 (24.11%) Information Security
11 26 (23.21%) Python
11 26 (23.21%) Digital Forensics
12 25 (22.32%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (22.32%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (19.64%) CCNA
14 19 (16.96%) DevOps
15 18 (16.07%) ITIL
15 18 (16.07%) Degree
16 16 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
16 16 (14.29%) Decision-Making
17 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (13.39%) Vulnerability Management
17 15 (13.39%) Reverse Engineering
18 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
18 14 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 14 (12.50%) Security Operations
18 14 (12.50%) Finance
18 14 (12.50%) Management Information System
19 13 (11.61%) JavaScript

Cybercrime
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 5 (4.46%) Jupyter
2 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.89%) Confluence
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.57%) AWS
2 7 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
2 7 (6.25%) Serverless
3 5 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (4.46%) GCP
3 5 (4.46%) npm
4 4 (3.57%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (31.25%) Internet
2 6 (5.36%) Network Security
3 2 (1.79%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.79%) Firewall
3 2 (1.79%) VoIP
3 2 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (0.89%) DWDM
4 1 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.89%) MPLS
4 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.36%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.79%) MySQL
2 2 (1.79%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.89%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (0.89%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (10.71%) GitLab
2 10 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) JIRA
General
1 62 (55.36%) Law
2 14 (12.50%) Finance
3 12 (10.71%) Back Office
4 9 (8.04%) Marketing
5 7 (6.25%) Legal
6 5 (4.46%) Digital Economy
6 5 (4.46%) Police
6 5 (4.46%) Public Sector
7 3 (2.68%) Banking
7 3 (2.68%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.89%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (16.96%) Developer
2 13 (11.61%) Software Developer
3 12 (10.71%) Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Security Analyst
4 11 (9.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.82%) Support Officer
5 10 (8.93%) Development Officer
6 8 (7.14%) Mobile Product Manager
6 8 (7.14%) Product Manager
7 7 (6.25%) Junior
7 7 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Junior Security Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Identity Management Manager
8 6 (5.36%) Technical Support
8 6 (5.36%) Technical Support Officer
9 5 (4.46%) Development Manager
9 5 (4.46%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) .NET
1 5 (4.46%) Node.js
1 5 (4.46%) React
1 5 (4.46%) Redux
1 5 (4.46%) Web Services
2 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.68%) COM
4 2 (1.79%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.79%) CSS
4 2 (1.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.89%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.89%) Apache NiFi
5 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.89%) jQuery
5 1 (0.89%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.93%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (7.14%) Cyberattack
4 8 (7.14%) Internet of Things
5 7 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
5 7 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.89%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.89%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 1 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (38.39%) Linux
2 12 (10.71%) Windows
3 8 (7.14%) Unix
4 7 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 6 (5.36%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.89%) CentOS
6 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (47.32%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (43.75%) Threat Management
3 34 (30.36%) Penetration Testing
4 27 (24.11%) Information Security
5 26 (23.21%) Digital Forensics
6 25 (22.32%) Cybersecurity
7 19 (16.96%) DevOps
8 18 (16.07%) ITIL
9 16 (14.29%) Decision-Making
9 16 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
10 15 (13.39%) Reverse Engineering
10 15 (13.39%) Vulnerability Management
11 14 (12.50%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 14 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (12.50%) Security Operations
11 14 (12.50%) Threat Intelligence
12 13 (11.61%) Customer Requirements
13 12 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (10.71%) ITIL V3
13 12 (10.71%) Strategic Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.21%) Python
2 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.36%) Java
4 6 (5.36%) SQL
5 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.79%) C#
6 2 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (0.89%) C++
7 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 79 (70.54%) Security Cleared
2 77 (68.75%) SC Cleared
3 25 (22.32%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (19.64%) CCNA
5 18 (16.07%) Degree
6 13 (11.61%) DV Cleared
7 10 (8.93%) CISSP
7 10 (8.93%) Master's Degree
8 8 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (5.36%) GIAC
9 6 (5.36%) SANS
10 5 (4.46%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (4.46%) OSCP
11 3 (2.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.89%) CISM
13 1 (0.89%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.89%) GCIA
13 1 (0.89%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) GDPR
2 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) NIST
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (6.25%) Docker
2 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) Terraform
2 6 (5.36%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.68%) Ansible
4 2 (1.79%) EnCase
4 2 (1.79%) FTK
5 1 (0.89%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Cisco
1 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.79%) Ab Initio
2 2 (1.79%) Informatica
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle
2 2 (1.79%) VMware
3 1 (0.89%) Avaya
3 1 (0.89%) Dell
3 1 (0.89%) Juniper
3 1 (0.89%) Nokia
3 1 (0.89%) Red Hat
3 1 (0.89%) YouTube