Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Cyber Threat Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Cyber Threat Intelligence over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 921 991 1150
Rank change year-on-year +70 +159 +96
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Threat Intelligence 255 200 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.13% 0.065%
Number of salaries quoted 191 159 96
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.83% +0.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £38,750 £45,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £91,250 £105,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,850 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -18.45% -8.33% +20.00%

Cyber Threat Intelligence is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 156,373 158,366 185,644
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.84% 89.53% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 125,540 130,914 153,932
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Cyber Threat Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cyber Threat Intelligence as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cyber Threat Intelligence in the UK

Cyber Threat Intelligence
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Cyber Threat Intelligence.

Salary trend for Cyber Threat Intelligence in the UK

Cyber Threat Intelligence
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Cyber Threat Intelligence over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Cyber Threat Intelligence in the UK

Cyber Threat Intelligence
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Cyber Threat Intelligence within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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 +60 225 £60,000 -0.83% 36
London +75 153 £65,000 - 20
UK excluding London -5 86 £44,850 -18.45% 15
South West +22 26 £40,000 -23.81% 1
South East -2 20 £57,500 -4.96% 5
Scotland -32 15 £28,000 -44.00%
Midlands +14 12 £57,500 +21.05% 4
North of England -23 9 £39,621 -20.76% 3
West Midlands +16 8 £85,000 +78.95% 3
North West -26 5 - -
Yorkshire +25 4 £39,621 -0.95% 3
East of England +14 4 £62,575 -10.61% 2
East Midlands - 4 £57,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Cyber Threat Intelligence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Cyber Threat Intelligence.

1 255 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 213 (83.53%) Cybersecurity
3 137 (53.73%) SIEM
4 126 (49.41%) Information Security
5 104 (40.78%) Security Operations
6 79 (30.98%) CISSP
7 76 (29.80%) Firewall
8 69 (27.06%) Cyberthreat
9 65 (25.49%) Degree
10 63 (24.71%) GIAC
11 60 (23.53%) Malware Analysis
12 58 (22.75%) Finance
13 55 (21.57%) Linux
14 48 (18.82%) Analytics
14 48 (18.82%) Cyberattack
15 47 (18.43%) CEH
15 47 (18.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 44 (17.25%) Windows
16 44 (17.25%) GCIH
17 42 (16.47%) Penetration Testing
17 42 (16.47%) Use Case
17 42 (16.47%) Security Monitoring
18 41 (16.08%) Security Operations Centre
19 40 (15.69%) Risk Management
20 39 (15.29%) CISM
20 39 (15.29%) TCP/IP
20 39 (15.29%) Network Security
21 38 (14.90%) Incident Management
21 38 (14.90%) Vulnerability Management
21 38 (14.90%) Security Cleared

Cyber Threat Intelligence
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 8 (3.14%) IIS
2 3 (1.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (29.80%) Firewall
2 39 (15.29%) Network Security
2 39 (15.29%) TCP/IP
3 28 (10.98%) DNS
4 22 (8.63%) Internet
5 21 (8.24%) HTTP
6 16 (6.27%) DHCP
6 16 (6.27%) Intrusion Detection
6 16 (6.27%) SMTP
6 16 (6.27%) tcpdump
6 16 (6.27%) Wireshark
7 14 (5.49%) SSL
8 10 (3.92%) FTP
8 10 (3.92%) Telnet
9 2 (0.78%) LAN
9 2 (0.78%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.78%) WAN
9 2 (0.78%) Wireless
10 1 (0.39%) Modbus
10 1 (0.39%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.35%) Big Data
2 3 (1.18%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.78%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.39%) GIS
4 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
General
1 58 (22.75%) Finance
2 21 (8.24%) Law
3 14 (5.49%) Legal
4 11 (4.31%) Games
5 6 (2.35%) Retail
6 5 (1.96%) Marketing
7 4 (1.57%) German Language
8 2 (0.78%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (36.47%) Analyst
2 50 (19.61%) Security Analyst
3 45 (17.65%) Consultant
4 39 (15.29%) Security Consultant
5 23 (9.02%) Security Engineer
6 18 (7.06%) IT Consultant
6 18 (7.06%) IT Security Consultant
6 18 (7.06%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (7.06%) SIEM Consultant
7 16 (6.27%) Senior Consultant
7 16 (6.27%) SOC Analyst
8 15 (5.88%) Head of Security
9 14 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 14 (5.49%) Senior Security Consultant
10 13 (5.10%) Information Analyst
10 13 (5.10%) Information Security Analyst
11 12 (4.71%) Architect
11 12 (4.71%) Security Architect
11 12 (4.71%) Senior IT Consultant
11 12 (4.71%) Senior IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.92%) LDAP
2 8 (3.14%) Web Services
3 3 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.39%) .NET
4 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.39%) Ajax
4 1 (0.39%) Django
4 1 (0.39%) HTML
4 1 (0.39%) JSON
4 1 (0.39%) POSIX
4 1 (0.39%) REST
4 1 (0.39%) SOAP
4 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (27.06%) Cyberthreat
2 48 (18.82%) Cyberattack
3 41 (16.08%) Security Operations Centre
4 37 (14.51%) Management Information System
5 34 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (9.80%) Cyber Defence
7 15 (5.88%) Computer Science
8 11 (4.31%) Reinsurance
9 7 (2.75%) Cybercrime
10 6 (2.35%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 5 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.96%) Fintech
12 3 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.18%) PKI
13 2 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.78%) NHS
13 2 (0.78%) Social Media
13 2 (0.78%) Taxonomies
14 1 (0.39%) Data Centre
14 1 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (21.57%) Linux
2 44 (17.25%) Windows
3 16 (6.27%) Unix
4 5 (1.96%) VMS
5 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.39%) CentOS
5 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 213 (83.53%) Cybersecurity
3 137 (53.73%) SIEM
4 126 (49.41%) Information Security
5 104 (40.78%) Security Operations
6 60 (23.53%) Malware Analysis
7 48 (18.82%) Analytics
8 42 (16.47%) Penetration Testing
8 42 (16.47%) Security Monitoring
8 42 (16.47%) Use Case
9 40 (15.69%) Risk Management
10 38 (14.90%) Incident Management
10 38 (14.90%) Vulnerability Management
11 36 (14.12%) Security Architecture
12 35 (13.73%) Data Analytics
13 32 (12.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 24 (9.41%) Compliance Management
15 23 (9.02%) Risk and Compliance Management
16 22 (8.63%) ITIL
16 22 (8.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.84%) Python
2 16 (6.27%) SQL
3 12 (4.71%) Perl
4 11 (4.31%) C
5 9 (3.53%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.75%) PHP
6 7 (2.75%) Ruby
7 3 (1.18%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.39%) C#
8 1 (0.39%) C++
8 1 (0.39%) Java
8 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 79 (30.98%) CISSP
2 65 (25.49%) Degree
3 63 (24.71%) GIAC
4 47 (18.43%) CEH
5 44 (17.25%) GCIH
6 39 (15.29%) CISM
7 38 (14.90%) SANS
7 38 (14.90%) Security Cleared
8 32 (12.55%) CREST Certified
9 31 (12.16%) SC Cleared
10 29 (11.37%) CompTIA Security+
11 24 (9.41%) CISA
12 22 (8.63%) GCIA
13 20 (7.84%) GSEC
14 18 (7.06%) DV Cleared
15 12 (4.71%) OSCP
16 8 (3.14%) GCED
16 8 (3.14%) IISP
17 7 (2.75%) GCFA
18 4 (1.57%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (18.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 13 (5.10%) NIST 800
4 11 (4.31%) COBIT
5 6 (2.35%) GPG13
6 4 (1.57%) COSO
6 4 (1.57%) ISO 22301
7 3 (1.18%) QA
8 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 20 (7.84%) Snort
2 13 (5.10%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.78%) Firmware
5 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (6.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 13 (5.10%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 13 (5.10%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (4.71%) CSIRT
4 9 (3.53%) FTK
5 5 (1.96%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (1.18%) Nessus
6 3 (1.18%) Nmap
6 3 (1.18%) Suricata
7 1 (0.39%) Ansible
7 1 (0.39%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 23 (9.02%) Cisco
2 16 (6.27%) Blue Coat
2 16 (6.27%) FireEye
3 14 (5.49%) McAfee
4 13 (5.10%) CheckPoint
4 13 (5.10%) Dell
5 11 (4.31%) Splunk
6 9 (3.53%) ArcSight
7 8 (3.14%) Microsoft
7 8 (3.14%) VMware
8 5 (1.96%) Intel
8 5 (1.96%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.57%) LogRhythm
10 3 (1.18%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.18%) Sophos
10 3 (1.18%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.18%) TippingPoint
11 2 (0.78%) Qualys
12 1 (0.39%) SolarWinds