Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Intrusion Detection skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Intrusion Detection over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Intrusion Detection
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 613 724 644
Rank change year-on-year +111 -80 +85
Permanent jobs citing Intrusion Detection 561 495 640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 1.90% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 418 341 502
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +3.26%

Intrusion Detection is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 22,689 26,104 29,449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.19% 16.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17,756 21,178 23,929
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,975
90th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Intrusion Detection
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Intrusion Detection as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection.

Salary trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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 +118 530 £55,000 - 65
UK excluding London +106 344 £50,000 +8.70% 42
London +54 202 £65,000 - 24
South East -2 89 £56,500 +7.62% 12
East of England +89 78 £30,000 -14.29% 7
North of England +72 68 £55,000 +26.44% 7
Midlands +60 57 £45,250 -4.74% 6
North West +75 55 £57,500 +33.72% 5
West Midlands +60 44 £46,000 -24.90% 4
South West -11 36 £55,000 +19.57% 9
East Midlands +21 12 £45,000 +47.54% 2
Yorkshire +12 11 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Scotland +4 11 £48,750 -7.14% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £62,500 -
North East - 2 £37,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Intrusion Detection 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 Intrusion Detection.

1 397 (70.77%) Firewall
2 261 (46.52%) Information Security
3 214 (38.15%) Network Security
4 211 (37.61%) SIEM
5 193 (34.40%) Windows
6 181 (32.26%) CISSP
7 180 (32.09%) Cisco
8 179 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
9 137 (24.42%) Cisco Certification
10 135 (24.06%) Linux
11 128 (22.82%) TCP/IP
12 126 (22.46%) WAN
13 120 (21.39%) Security Operations
14 119 (21.21%) LAN
15 114 (20.32%) Management Information System
16 113 (20.14%) Microsoft
16 113 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
17 111 (19.79%) Kalman Filter
18 98 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
19 96 (17.11%) Vulnerability Management
19 96 (17.11%) SANS
20 93 (16.58%) Unix
21 91 (16.22%) Finance
22 89 (15.86%) CheckPoint
23 88 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
24 86 (15.33%) VPN
25 84 (14.97%) Splunk
26 83 (14.80%) Degree
27 82 (14.62%) Web Filtering
28 79 (14.08%) PowerShell

Intrusion Detection
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 20 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.60%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.89%) Confluence
5 3 (0.53%) Apache
5 3 (0.53%) IIS
5 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.18%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 12 (2.14%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (6.60%) Office 365
4 18 (3.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (1.78%) Mimecast
5 10 (1.78%) SaaS
6 8 (1.43%) IaaS
6 8 (1.43%) PaaS
7 5 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.89%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
7 5 (0.89%) AWS CloudTrail
7 5 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.36%) OpenDNS
9 2 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 397 (70.77%) Firewall
2 214 (38.15%) Network Security
3 128 (22.82%) TCP/IP
4 126 (22.46%) WAN
5 119 (21.21%) LAN
6 86 (15.33%) VPN
7 71 (12.66%) Wireless
8 64 (11.41%) BGP
8 64 (11.41%) OSPF
9 60 (10.70%) VoIP
10 49 (8.73%) DNS
11 48 (8.56%) Ethernet
12 47 (8.38%) Internet
13 43 (7.66%) Sourcefire
14 40 (7.13%) IPsec
15 38 (6.77%) Wireshark
16 31 (5.53%) SSL
17 30 (5.35%) Wi-Fi
18 29 (5.17%) SAN
19 26 (4.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.18%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.18%) HBase
5 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (2.50%) Metasploit
2 10 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.89%) JIRA
3 5 (0.89%) Subversion
3 5 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.36%) Ant
5 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 91 (16.22%) Finance
2 59 (10.52%) Retail
3 38 (6.77%) Banking
4 31 (5.53%) Legal
5 28 (4.99%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.85%) Marketing
7 13 (2.32%) Law
8 11 (1.96%) Aerospace
9 10 (1.78%) Military
10 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.71%) International Banking
11 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.53%) Billing
12 3 (0.53%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) Advertising
13 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 167 (29.77%) Analyst
2 147 (26.20%) Security Engineer
3 98 (17.47%) Security Analyst
4 71 (12.66%) Network Engineer
5 44 (7.84%) Senior Security Engineer
6 42 (7.49%) Architect
7 38 (6.77%) SIEM Engineer
8 36 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
9 34 (6.06%) Network Analyst
9 34 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
9 34 (6.06%) SOC Analyst
10 31 (5.53%) Security Manager
11 30 (5.35%) Senior Security Analyst
12 27 (4.81%) SOC Engineer
13 26 (4.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 26 (4.63%) Information Analyst
13 26 (4.63%) Information Security Analyst
13 26 (4.63%) Security Architect
14 25 (4.46%) Cybersecurity Engineer
15 23 (4.10%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.57%) Web Services
2 15 (2.67%) Regular Expression
3 13 (2.32%) LDAP
4 11 (1.96%) SAML
5 9 (1.60%) 802.1X
5 9 (1.60%) REST
6 6 (1.07%) OAuth
7 5 (0.89%) CSS
7 5 (0.89%) HTML
7 5 (0.89%) JSON
8 4 (0.71%) SOAP
9 3 (0.53%) OpenID
10 2 (0.36%) .NET
10 2 (0.36%) CGI
10 2 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (0.36%) J2EE
11 1 (0.18%) Kafka
11 1 (0.18%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 114 (20.32%) Management Information System
2 98 (17.47%) Analytical Skills
3 75 (13.37%) Self-Motivation
4 71 (12.66%) Data Centre
5 43 (7.66%) Cyberthreat
6 36 (6.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 29 (5.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 29 (5.17%) PKI
8 26 (4.63%) Security Operations Centre
9 20 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 18 (3.21%) Data Protection Act
11 14 (2.50%) Public Cloud
12 12 (2.14%) Blackberry
12 12 (2.14%) Fintech
13 10 (1.78%) Private Cloud
14 9 (1.60%) Cyberattack
14 9 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (1.25%) Cyber Defence
15 7 (1.25%) Reinsurance
16 6 (1.07%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 193 (34.40%) Windows
2 135 (24.06%) Linux
3 93 (16.58%) Unix
4 42 (7.49%) Windows Server
5 28 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.39%) Windows 10
7 12 (2.14%) Windows 7
8 10 (1.78%) Kali Linux
9 9 (1.60%) Solaris
10 8 (1.43%) CentOS
11 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.89%) AIX
12 5 (0.89%) HPUX
12 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.89%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.71%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.53%) Debian
15 2 (0.36%) Android
15 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (46.52%) Information Security
2 211 (37.61%) SIEM
3 179 (31.91%) Cybersecurity
4 120 (21.39%) Security Operations
5 113 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
6 111 (19.79%) Kalman Filter
7 96 (17.11%) Vulnerability Management
8 82 (14.62%) Web Filtering
9 72 (12.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 69 (12.30%) Penetration Testing
11 68 (12.12%) Data Loss Prevention
12 67 (11.94%) Threat Analysis
13 65 (11.59%) ITIL
14 63 (11.23%) Network Design
15 62 (11.05%) Risk Management
16 61 (10.87%) Analytics
16 61 (10.87%) Data Protection
17 58 (10.34%) Computer Forensics
18 56 (9.98%) Threat Intelligence
19 55 (9.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 79 (14.08%) PowerShell
2 67 (11.94%) Python
3 46 (8.20%) Perl
4 34 (6.06%) C
5 31 (5.53%) SQL
6 25 (4.46%) Bash Shell
7 22 (3.92%) Java
8 15 (2.67%) VBScript
9 10 (1.78%) C++
10 9 (1.60%) C#
10 9 (1.60%) VB
11 7 (1.25%) Ruby
12 5 (0.89%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.18%) Go
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 181 (32.26%) CISSP
2 137 (24.42%) Cisco Certification
3 96 (17.11%) SANS
4 83 (14.80%) Degree
5 74 (13.19%) CCNP
6 73 (13.01%) Security Cleared
7 71 (12.66%) GIAC
8 61 (10.87%) CISM
9 59 (10.52%) CEH
10 56 (9.98%) CCNA
11 54 (9.63%) SSCP
12 48 (8.56%) SC Cleared
13 45 (8.02%) GCIA
14 39 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 36 (6.42%) CCSP
15 36 (6.42%) GCIH
15 36 (6.42%) MCSE
16 35 (6.24%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 34 (6.06%) CCIE
18 31 (5.53%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (15.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 68 (12.12%) PCI DSS
3 32 (5.70%) GDPR
4 29 (5.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 26 (4.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 18 (3.21%) SLA
7 15 (2.67%) SAS 70
8 9 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 7 (1.25%) FISMA
10 5 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 3 (0.53%) COBIT
13 2 (0.36%) GPG13
13 2 (0.36%) IASME
13 2 (0.36%) NIST 800
14 1 (0.18%) COSO
14 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 49 (8.73%) Snort
3 35 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 23 (4.10%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.96%) VMware NSX
7 10 (1.78%) XenApp
7 10 (1.78%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.53%) RHEV
11 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.36%) NFS
11 2 (0.36%) Squid
12 1 (0.18%) Docker
12 1 (0.18%) vSphere
12 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (4.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 25 (4.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 25 (4.46%) RSA Security Analytics
3 24 (4.28%) Nessus
4 22 (3.92%) SCCM
5 20 (3.57%) Puppet
6 19 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 18 (3.21%) CSIRT
8 16 (2.85%) Ansible
8 16 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (2.67%) QRadar
9 15 (2.67%) SCOM
10 14 (2.50%) CASB
11 12 (2.14%) vRealize
12 11 (1.96%) EnCase
12 11 (1.96%) Nexpose
13 9 (1.60%) FTK
13 9 (1.60%) Suricata
14 8 (1.43%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 180 (32.09%) Cisco
2 113 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 89 (15.86%) CheckPoint
4 84 (14.97%) Splunk
5 70 (12.48%) VMware
6 54 (9.63%) Symantec
7 48 (8.56%) McAfee
8 38 (6.77%) Red Hat
9 34 (6.06%) Forcepoint
10 30 (5.35%) Avaya
10 30 (5.35%) Nokia
10 30 (5.35%) Qualys
10 30 (5.35%) Riverbed
11 29 (5.17%) Trend Micro
12 27 (4.81%) Palo Alto
13 24 (4.28%) Nortel
14 22 (3.92%) Citrix
15 21 (3.74%) ArcSight
15 21 (3.74%) LogRhythm
16 19 (3.39%) Sun