Insider Threats
UK

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Insider Threat in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Insider Threat over the 6 months to 12 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

6 months to
12 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 873 997 1176
Rank change year-on-year +124 +179 -324
Permanent jobs citing Insider Threat 10 19 19
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.017% 0.013%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.029% 0.041% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 1
10th Percentile £49,525 £37,463 -
25th Percentile £54,688 £41,534 -
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £78,750 £70,000 £95,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -26.32% +80.95%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 -
90th Percentile £89,750 £90,050 -
UK excluding London median annual salary £66,250 £40,975 -
% change year-on-year +61.68% - -

All Generic Skills
UK

Insider Threat is in the General and Transferable 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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,126 46,905 70,864
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 35.75% 43.04% 46.81%
Number of salaries quoted 22,844 24,831 34,170
10th Percentile £28,000 £35,483 £33,750
25th Percentile £38,397 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +4.00% +4.17%
75th Percentile £75,000 £87,500 £83,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £108,491 £102,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

Insider Threat
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Insider Threat in the UK

Insider Threat
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Insider Threat.

Salary trend for Insider Threat in the UK

Insider Threat
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Insider Threat over the 6 months to 12 April 2024.

Salary histogram for Insider Threat in the UK

Insider Threat
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Insider Threat within the UK over the 6 months to 12 April 2024. 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
Jobs
England +123 6 £66,250 -5.36% 6
London +154 4 £65,000 -16.13% 3
Work from Home +114 4 £80,000 -5.88%
UK excluding London +33 2 £66,250 +61.68% 2
South West - 2 £66,250 - 1

Insider Threat
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) AWS
1 4 (40.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) AWS CodeCommit
2 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (10.00%) Anycast
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) Git
2 1 (10.00%) GitLab
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Military
3 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Senior
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Security Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Consultant
4 2 (20.00%) Lead
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Principal Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Information Assurance Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Site Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (10.00%) Kafka
1 1 (10.00%) React
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (30.00%) Security Operations Centre
1 3 (30.00%) Security Posture
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (50.00%) Security Management
3 4 (40.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 4 (40.00%) Incident Response
3 4 (40.00%) Information Security
3 4 (40.00%) SIEM
3 4 (40.00%) Threat Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Actionable Insight
4 3 (30.00%) Cloud Security
4 3 (30.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 3 (30.00%) Impact Assessments
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) MITRE ATT&CK
4 3 (30.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (30.00%) Roadmaps
4 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Security Hardening
4 3 (30.00%) Security Operations
4 3 (30.00%) Strategic Roadmap
4 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) Bash
2 1 (10.00%) Go
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CESG Certified Professional
1 2 (20.00%) CISA
1 2 (20.00%) CISM
1 2 (20.00%) CISSP
1 2 (20.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) NCSC
2 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (20.00%) Grafana
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) Pingdom
2 1 (10.00%) Prometheus
2 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Splunk
2 2 (20.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (10.00%) Intel
3 1 (10.00%) SaltStack
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow