Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Cyber Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 935 946 1115
Rank change year-on-year +11 +169 +64
Permanent jobs citing Cyber Threat Intelligence 262 214 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.088%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.14% 0.098%
Number of salaries quoted 196 159 125
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £91,875 £91,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% -

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 156,094 152,797 180,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.89% 90.51% 89.99%
Number of salaries quoted 125,685 125,210 150,411
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 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 +24 234 £62,500 - 24
London +38 163 £65,750 -4.36% 14
UK excluding London -37 89 £52,500 -8.70% 13
East of England +2 19 £40,000 -27.27%
Midlands +13 14 £46,500 -7.00% 1
Scotland - 14 £48,250 - 2
West Midlands +4 13 £40,500 -19.00% 1
South West -32 13 £62,500 +19.05% 1
North of England -12 11 £52,396 +19.91% 4
South East -33 11 £50,000 -17.36% 4
North West -13 8 £52,448 +44.19% 3
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 - 1
Yorkshire +21 3 £42,500 -32.00% 1
Wales - 2 £55,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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.

1 262 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 229 (87.40%) Cybersecurity
3 139 (53.05%) Information Security
4 106 (40.46%) CISSP
5 103 (39.31%) SIEM
6 96 (36.64%) Degree
7 89 (33.97%) Security Operations
8 66 (25.19%) Firewall
9 63 (24.05%) Cyberthreat
10 62 (23.66%) CISM
11 58 (22.14%) Vulnerability Management
11 58 (22.14%) Analytics
12 54 (20.61%) Cyber Intelligence
13 52 (19.85%) Risk Management
13 52 (19.85%) Finance
14 49 (18.70%) Security Architecture
14 49 (18.70%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (18.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 46 (17.56%) Cyberattack
17 43 (16.41%) Linux
18 42 (16.03%) Security Management
18 42 (16.03%) Security Cleared
19 41 (15.65%) CEH
19 41 (15.65%) Security Monitoring
20 37 (14.12%) SC Cleared
21 35 (13.36%) GIAC
22 34 (12.98%) Security Operations Centre
23 32 (12.21%) Penetration Testing
24 30 (11.45%) Security Testing
24 30 (11.45%) Data Loss Prevention

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 (3.05%) IIS
2 7 (2.67%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.91%) Apache
4 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.38%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (25.19%) Firewall
2 27 (10.31%) Intrusion Detection
2 27 (10.31%) Network Security
3 24 (9.16%) TCP/IP
4 20 (7.63%) DNS
5 13 (4.96%) Wireshark
6 12 (4.58%) HTTP
6 12 (4.58%) Internet
7 7 (2.67%) DHCP
7 7 (2.67%) SMTP
7 7 (2.67%) SSL
8 5 (1.91%) tcpdump
9 3 (1.15%) FTP
9 3 (1.15%) Telnet
10 2 (0.76%) VoIP
10 2 (0.76%) VPN
10 2 (0.76%) WAN
11 1 (0.38%) DWDM
11 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.38%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 6 (2.29%) Big Data
3 5 (1.91%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.53%) Apache Hive
4 4 (1.53%) Maltego
5 2 (0.76%) GIS
6 1 (0.38%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.38%) Metasploit
General
1 52 (19.85%) Finance
2 13 (4.96%) Banking
2 13 (4.96%) Retail
3 11 (4.20%) Law
4 10 (3.82%) Games
4 10 (3.82%) Legal
5 5 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.53%) Local Government
6 4 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.15%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Electronics
8 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 95 (36.26%) Analyst
2 48 (18.32%) Security Analyst
3 35 (13.36%) Consultant
4 32 (12.21%) Security Consultant
5 31 (11.83%) Senior Analyst
6 30 (11.45%) Security Engineer
7 25 (9.54%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 22 (8.40%) Security Manager
9 19 (7.25%) Senior Security Analyst
10 18 (6.87%) IT Consultant
10 18 (6.87%) IT Security Consultant
10 18 (6.87%) SIEM Consultant
10 18 (6.87%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
11 15 (5.73%) Senior Consultant
12 14 (5.34%) Senior Security Consultant
13 12 (4.58%) Senior IT Consultant
13 12 (4.58%) Senior IT Security Consultant
13 12 (4.58%) Senior Manager
14 11 (4.20%) Head of Security
14 11 (4.20%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.53%) SailPoint
3 3 (1.15%) LDAP
4 1 (0.38%) Django
4 1 (0.38%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 63 (24.05%) Cyberthreat
2 49 (18.70%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (17.56%) Cyberattack
4 34 (12.98%) Security Operations Centre
5 29 (11.07%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 28 (10.69%) Management Information System
7 24 (9.16%) Computer Science
8 19 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (4.58%) Cyber Defence
10 9 (3.44%) Cybercrime
11 7 (2.67%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.53%) BYOD
13 4 (1.53%) CESG
13 4 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.53%) Virtual Team
14 3 (1.15%) Fintech
14 3 (1.15%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (1.15%) PKI
15 2 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 43 (16.41%) Linux
2 28 (10.69%) Unix
3 27 (10.31%) Windows
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.38%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.38%) Solaris
5 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (100.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 229 (87.40%) Cybersecurity
3 139 (53.05%) Information Security
4 103 (39.31%) SIEM
5 89 (33.97%) Security Operations
6 58 (22.14%) Analytics
6 58 (22.14%) Vulnerability Management
7 54 (20.61%) Cyber Intelligence
8 52 (19.85%) Risk Management
9 49 (18.70%) Security Architecture
10 42 (16.03%) Security Management
11 41 (15.65%) Security Monitoring
12 32 (12.21%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (11.45%) Data Loss Prevention
13 30 (11.45%) Security Testing
14 29 (11.07%) Malware Analysis
15 28 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
16 27 (10.31%) Use Case
17 24 (9.16%) Compliance Management
17 24 (9.16%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.58%) Python
2 11 (4.20%) C
2 11 (4.20%) SQL
3 5 (1.91%) Perl
4 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.76%) Assembly Language
6 2 (0.76%) C++
6 2 (0.76%) PHP
7 1 (0.38%) Java
7 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (40.46%) CISSP
2 96 (36.64%) Degree
3 62 (23.66%) CISM
4 42 (16.03%) Security Cleared
5 41 (15.65%) CEH
6 37 (14.12%) SC Cleared
7 35 (13.36%) GIAC
8 27 (10.31%) CISA
9 25 (9.54%) GCIH
10 23 (8.78%) CompTIA Security+
11 22 (8.40%) SANS
12 18 (6.87%) CREST Certified
13 16 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (6.11%) GSEC
14 13 (4.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 13 (4.96%) CCSP
15 11 (4.20%) GCIA
16 10 (3.82%) CCNP
16 10 (3.82%) CRISC
17 9 (3.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (18.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (6.11%) COBIT
3 14 (5.34%) PCI DSS
4 9 (3.44%) GDPR
5 5 (1.91%) GPG13
5 5 (1.91%) ISO 14001
5 5 (1.91%) ISO 9001
6 4 (1.53%) COSO
6 4 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.15%) QA
8 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.67%) Snort
3 3 (1.15%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.05%) RSA Security Analytics
2 6 (2.29%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 6 (2.29%) Nessus
3 5 (1.91%) CSIRT
3 5 (1.91%) QRadar
4 4 (1.53%) Nmap
5 3 (1.15%) Nexpose
6 2 (0.76%) CASB
6 2 (0.76%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.38%) FTK
Vendors
1 28 (10.69%) Splunk
2 22 (8.40%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.87%) Cisco
4 13 (4.96%) ArcSight
4 13 (4.96%) Symantec
5 10 (3.82%) VMware
6 9 (3.44%) Intel
6 9 (3.44%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.05%) McAfee
8 7 (2.67%) CheckPoint
9 6 (2.29%) Qualys
10 5 (1.91%) Forcepoint
10 5 (1.91%) LogRhythm
10 5 (1.91%) WorldPay
11 3 (1.15%) NetWitness
12 2 (0.76%) Juniper
12 2 (0.76%) SAP
13 1 (0.38%) Apple
13 1 (0.38%) IBM
13 1 (0.38%) Progress