Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 769 917 967
Rank change year-on-year +148 +50 +153
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Threat Intelligence 336 268 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 219 198 160
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -0.83% +0.41%
10th Percentile £43,750 £31,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £95,500 £94,125 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.98% -10.42%

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 136,045 162,743 155,308
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.70% 91.82% 91.40%
Number of salaries quoted 106,534 131,973 127,891
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Cyber Threat Intelligence in the UK

Cyber Threat Intelligence
Top 15 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 24 April 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 +149 294 £64,000 +6.67% 16
UK excluding London +142 168 £55,000 +10.00% 11
London +61 140 £65,000 -1.89% 5
South East +80 50 £51,450 +2.90% 1
Midlands +51 38 £57,500 - 4
East of England +87 25 £61,250 -20.97% 1
South West +30 24 £51,250 -6.82% 3
West Midlands +36 23 £57,500 -8.37% 4
East Midlands +50 15 - -
North of England +37 15 £50,000 -4.57% 2
Scotland -1 11 £58,500 +108.93%
North West +42 10 £47,500 -9.43% 1
Yorkshire +32 5 £70,000 +64.71%
Northern Ireland - 3 £65,374 -
Wales +17 2 £52,500 -4.55%

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, IT jobs citing Cyber Threat Intelligence 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 Cyber Threat Intelligence.

1 336 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 274 (81.55%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (40.18%) SIEM
4 126 (37.50%) Information Security
5 113 (33.63%) CISSP
6 107 (31.85%) Cyberthreat
7 99 (29.46%) Firewall
8 91 (27.08%) Linux
9 86 (25.60%) Cyber Intelligence
10 81 (24.11%) Security Operations
11 76 (22.62%) Finance
12 74 (22.02%) Problem-Solving
12 74 (22.02%) Vulnerability Management
13 70 (20.83%) SANS
14 68 (20.24%) Degree
15 65 (19.35%) Windows
16 62 (18.45%) CISM
17 61 (18.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 61 (18.15%) CEH
18 59 (17.56%) Penetration Testing
19 57 (16.96%) CREST Certified
20 54 (16.07%) GIAC
21 51 (15.18%) Intrusion Detection
22 49 (14.58%) Splunk
23 46 (13.69%) Malware Analysis
24 43 (12.80%) Incident Management
24 43 (12.80%) Security Cleared
25 41 (12.20%) Management Information System
25 41 (12.20%) Symantec
26 39 (11.61%) Network Security

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 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (2.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.68%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (3.57%) IaaS
2 12 (3.57%) SaaS
3 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.49%) Office 365
5 3 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.30%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 99 (29.46%) Firewall
2 51 (15.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 39 (11.61%) Network Security
4 27 (8.04%) TCP/IP
5 21 (6.25%) DNS
6 15 (4.46%) SMTP
6 15 (4.46%) Sourcefire
7 12 (3.57%) SSL
8 10 (2.98%) Internet
8 10 (2.98%) Wireshark
9 9 (2.68%) VPN
10 8 (2.38%) FTP
11 6 (1.79%) IPsec
12 5 (1.49%) LAN
12 5 (1.49%) WAN
13 4 (1.19%) HTTP
14 3 (0.89%) DHCP
14 3 (0.89%) Unified Communications
15 2 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.98%) Big Data
2 9 (2.68%) Blockchain
3 6 (1.79%) Maltego
4 2 (0.60%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.30%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (2.68%) Git (software)
1 9 (2.68%) Jenkins
1 9 (2.68%) Maven
2 5 (1.49%) Metasploit
General
1 76 (22.62%) Finance
2 22 (6.55%) Retail
3 19 (5.65%) Legal
4 12 (3.57%) Banking
5 9 (2.68%) Aerospace
6 7 (2.08%) Law
7 3 (0.89%) Military
7 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Greek Language
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (36.01%) Analyst
2 77 (22.92%) Security Analyst
3 61 (18.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 55 (16.37%) Security Engineer
5 34 (10.12%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 30 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
7 25 (7.44%) Consultant
7 25 (7.44%) Security Manager
7 25 (7.44%) SOC Analyst
8 21 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
9 19 (5.65%) Incident Analyst
9 19 (5.65%) Penetration Tester
9 19 (5.65%) Tester
10 18 (5.36%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 18 (5.36%) Senior Security Engineer
10 18 (5.36%) Senior Tester
10 18 (5.36%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
11 17 (5.06%) Security Penetration Tester
11 17 (5.06%) Security Tester
12 16 (4.76%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.98%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (0.30%) Flask
2 1 (0.30%) JSON
2 1 (0.30%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.30%) REST
2 1 (0.30%) Sass
2 1 (0.30%) SpaCy
2 1 (0.30%) TensorFlow
2 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 107 (31.85%) Cyberthreat
2 41 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 37 (11.01%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (10.71%) Cyberattack
5 35 (10.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 32 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
7 20 (5.95%) Cyber Defence
8 18 (5.36%) Virtual Team
9 15 (4.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 13 (3.87%) Public Cloud
11 12 (3.57%) Private Cloud
11 12 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (2.38%) CESG
12 8 (2.38%) PKI
12 8 (2.38%) SCADA
13 7 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (1.79%) Fintech
15 5 (1.49%) Social Media
16 4 (1.19%) Data Protection Act
17 3 (0.89%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 91 (27.08%) Linux
2 65 (19.35%) Windows
3 32 (9.52%) Unix
4 11 (3.27%) Mac OS
5 7 (2.08%) CentOS
5 7 (2.08%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.79%) Debian
7 5 (1.49%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.19%) Solaris
9 3 (0.89%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 274 (81.55%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (40.18%) SIEM
4 126 (37.50%) Information Security
5 86 (25.60%) Cyber Intelligence
6 81 (24.11%) Security Operations
7 74 (22.02%) Problem-Solving
7 74 (22.02%) Vulnerability Management
8 59 (17.56%) Penetration Testing
9 46 (13.69%) Malware Analysis
10 43 (12.80%) Incident Management
11 37 (11.01%) Identity Access Management
11 37 (11.01%) Risk Management
12 36 (10.71%) Threat Detection
13 35 (10.42%) Analytics
13 35 (10.42%) Digital Forensics
14 31 (9.23%) OWASP
15 29 (8.63%) Ethical Hacking
15 29 (8.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 27 (8.04%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.52%) Python
2 22 (6.55%) Bash Shell
3 11 (3.27%) Perl
3 11 (3.27%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.68%) Java
4 9 (2.68%) Ruby
5 6 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.79%) R
6 3 (0.89%) Go
6 3 (0.89%) SQL
7 2 (0.60%) C#
8 1 (0.30%) C
Qualifications
1 113 (33.63%) CISSP
2 70 (20.83%) SANS
3 68 (20.24%) Degree
4 62 (18.45%) CISM
5 61 (18.15%) CEH
6 57 (16.96%) CREST Certified
7 54 (16.07%) GIAC
8 43 (12.80%) Security Cleared
9 33 (9.82%) CISA
10 27 (8.04%) GCIH
11 26 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (7.74%) SC Cleared
12 23 (6.85%) GREM
13 21 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
14 19 (5.65%) GCIA
15 18 (5.36%) CCNA
16 17 (5.06%) CompTIA Security+
16 17 (5.06%) Computer Science Degree
16 17 (5.06%) CRISC
17 16 (4.76%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (18.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.46%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.98%) Cyber Essentials
4 8 (2.38%) GDPR
5 7 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.19%) COBIT
7 3 (0.89%) COSO
7 3 (0.89%) QA
8 2 (0.60%) SLA
9 1 (0.30%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.38%) Snort
4 6 (1.79%) Docker
5 5 (1.49%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 29 (8.63%) CSIRT
2 28 (8.33%) QRadar
3 26 (7.74%) Nessus
4 23 (6.85%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 20 (5.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 12 (3.57%) Terraform
7 9 (2.68%) RSA Security Analytics
8 6 (1.79%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (1.79%) Puppet
9 5 (1.49%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 4 (1.19%) Stealthwatch
11 3 (0.89%) Ansible
11 3 (0.89%) EnCase
11 3 (0.89%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.89%) Nmap
11 3 (0.89%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.60%) Nexpose
13 1 (0.30%) logstash
Vendors
1 49 (14.58%) Splunk
2 41 (12.20%) Symantec
3 38 (11.31%) Microsoft
4 32 (9.52%) LogRhythm
5 31 (9.23%) Cisco
6 29 (8.63%) Qualys
7 26 (7.74%) ArcSight
8 22 (6.55%) CheckPoint
8 22 (6.55%) Meraki
8 22 (6.55%) VMware
9 19 (5.65%) NetApp
10 14 (4.17%) CyberArk
11 11 (3.27%) IBM
12 10 (2.98%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.38%) Google
14 7 (2.08%) Forcepoint
15 6 (1.79%) Citrix
16 5 (1.49%) Okta
16 5 (1.49%) Palantir
16 5 (1.49%) Palo Alto