Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cybercrime (Computer Crime)
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 695 938 1021
Rank change year-on-year +243 +83 +104
Permanent jobs citing Cybercrime 68 88 117
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.070% 0.077%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.18% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 64 64 99
Median annual salary £51,250 £52,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.38% -4.55% +18.28%
10th Percentile £28,970 £37,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £90,000 £82,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -

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 24,571 48,517 60,052
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.37% 38.48% 39.55%
Number of salaries quoted 19,121 37,731 46,323
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.65%

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 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +238 66 £51,250 -2.38% 16
UK excluding London +198 57 £55,000 +10.00% 12
West Midlands - 21 £39,616 -
Midlands - 21 £39,616 -
East of England +116 17 £55,000 -8.33%
London +180 11 £50,000 -33.33% 3
South East +155 10 £70,000 +40.00% 4
Work from Home -52 7 £52,500 -59.62%
South West +56 6 £70,000 +40.00% 3
Scotland +45 2 - -
North of England +82 1 £42,500 -15.00% 5
North West +79 1 £42,500 -15.00% 5

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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 28 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
2 23 (33.82%) Security Cleared
3 16 (23.53%) Public Sector
4 15 (22.06%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (22.06%) Critical Thinking
4 15 (22.06%) Commercial Awareness
4 15 (22.06%) Presales
4 15 (22.06%) Customer Requirements
4 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
5 12 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (17.65%) Information Security
5 12 (17.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 12 (17.65%) Security Operations
5 12 (17.65%) Threat Intelligence
6 11 (16.18%) Finance
7 10 (14.71%) CISSP
7 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (14.71%) AWS
7 10 (14.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 10 (14.71%) Docker
8 9 (13.24%) Kubernetes
8 9 (13.24%) Artificial Intelligence
8 9 (13.24%) Java
8 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
8 9 (13.24%) SQL
8 9 (13.24%) Python
9 8 (11.76%) MPLS
9 8 (11.76%) VMware
9 8 (11.76%) Network Security
9 8 (11.76%) Git (software)

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 3 (4.41%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) AWS
2 7 (10.29%) GCP
2 7 (10.29%) npm
3 4 (5.88%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) MPLS
1 8 (11.76%) Network Security
2 7 (10.29%) Unified Communications
3 5 (7.35%) DWDM
3 5 (7.35%) Software-Defined Radio
3 5 (7.35%) Wireless
4 2 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (1.47%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
1 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (23.53%) Public Sector
2 11 (16.18%) Finance
3 7 (10.29%) Digital Economy
4 3 (4.41%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.41%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Analyst
1 12 (17.65%) Security Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Architect
3 9 (13.24%) Developer
4 8 (11.76%) Graduate
4 8 (11.76%) Network Specialist
4 8 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Cisco Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Cisco Network Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Cisco Solutions Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Juniper Architect
5 7 (10.29%) Network Architect
6 6 (8.82%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (8.82%) React Developer
7 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) React
2 7 (10.29%) Node.js
2 7 (10.29%) Redux
3 6 (8.82%) .NET
3 6 (8.82%) .NET Framework
4 5 (7.35%) scikit-learn
4 5 (7.35%) Theano
5 4 (5.88%) AngularJS
5 4 (5.88%) JSP
5 4 (5.88%) TensorFlow
6 2 (2.94%) HTML
6 2 (2.94%) Kafka
7 1 (1.47%) Apache NiFi
7 1 (1.47%) CSS
7 1 (1.47%) jQuery
7 1 (1.47%) NumPy
7 1 (1.47%) Pandas
7 1 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (5.88%) Acoustics
3 2 (2.94%) Internet of Things
3 2 (2.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Linux
2 3 (4.41%) Unix
3 1 (1.47%) CentOS
3 1 (1.47%) VMS
3 1 (1.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (22.06%) Commercial Awareness
2 15 (22.06%) Critical Thinking
2 15 (22.06%) Customer Requirements
2 15 (22.06%) Presales
2 15 (22.06%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (17.65%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 12 (17.65%) Information Security
3 12 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
3 12 (17.65%) Security Operations
3 12 (17.65%) Threat Intelligence
4 9 (13.24%) Artificial Intelligence
5 7 (10.29%) ArchiMate
5 7 (10.29%) Converged Infrastructure
5 7 (10.29%) ITIL
5 7 (10.29%) MODAF
5 7 (10.29%) Technology Roadmap
5 7 (10.29%) TOGAF
5 7 (10.29%) UML
6 6 (8.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) Java
1 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
1 9 (13.24%) Python
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.88%) C
2 4 (5.88%) C++
3 3 (4.41%) PHP
3 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.71%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (14.71%) CISSP
4 5 (7.35%) PhD
5 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Docker
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) Kubernetes
2 3 (4.41%) Ansible
3 1 (1.47%) EnCase
3 1 (1.47%) FTK
3 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) VMware
2 7 (10.29%) Avaya
2 7 (10.29%) Cisco
2 7 (10.29%) Dell
2 7 (10.29%) Juniper
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.29%) YouTube
3 4 (5.88%) Nokia
4 2 (2.94%) Ab Initio
4 2 (2.94%) Informatica
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat