Period
to 23 November 2020

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 23 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Intrusion Detection
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 481 632 625
Rank change year-on-year +151 -7 +105
Permanent jobs citing Intrusion Detection 249 494 646
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.37% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.07% 2.37% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 190 354 492
Median annual salary £57,750 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £41,200 £38,063 £36,300
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.41% +8.00% +11.11%

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 8,106 20,822 24,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.97% 15.40% 14.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6,529 16,199 19,064
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £26,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £80,550 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Intrusion Detection
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Intrusion Detection.

Salary trend for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Intrusion Detection over the 6 months to 23 November 2020.

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 23 November 2020. 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 +157 241 £60,000 - 46
London +219 137 £65,000 - 12
UK excluding London +88 108 £50,000 -7.41% 38
North of England +143 29 £50,000 -4.76% 7
South East +140 29 £47,500 -5.00% 12
South West +61 26 £57,500 -4.17% 9
Yorkshire +95 15 £47,500 - 5
North West +124 14 £50,000 -23.08% 2
Midlands +62 13 £50,000 -5.66% 5
Work from Home -12 13 £55,000 +4.76% 4
East Midlands +68 9 £43,500 +8.75%
Scotland +75 6 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England +129 4 £55,000 +22.95% 1
West Midlands +48 4 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 November 2020, 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.

1 192 (77.11%) Firewall
2 130 (52.21%) SIEM
3 129 (51.81%) Cybersecurity
4 119 (47.79%) Information Security
5 90 (36.14%) Azure
6 85 (34.14%) CISSP
7 81 (32.53%) CISM
7 81 (32.53%) NIST
8 77 (30.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 73 (29.32%) Kalman Filter
10 72 (28.92%) Windows
11 70 (28.11%) Cyberthreat
12 67 (26.91%) AWS
13 65 (26.10%) Network Security
13 65 (26.10%) GDPR
14 64 (25.70%) Identity Access Management
15 61 (24.50%) Malware Analysis
16 54 (21.69%) Microsoft
17 53 (21.29%) Active Directory
18 49 (19.68%) Management Information System
18 49 (19.68%) Web Filtering
18 49 (19.68%) Security Operations
19 46 (18.47%) VMware
20 43 (17.27%) Office 365
21 42 (16.87%) Finance
22 40 (16.06%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 40 (16.06%) Threat Intelligence
23 39 (15.66%) Windows Server
24 37 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
25 36 (14.46%) Security Cleared

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 5 (2.01%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.01%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (6.02%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 90 (36.14%) Azure
2 67 (26.91%) AWS
3 43 (17.27%) Office 365
4 23 (9.24%) IaaS
5 13 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (4.82%) SaaS
7 11 (4.42%) GCP
8 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 192 (77.11%) Firewall
2 65 (26.10%) Network Security
3 32 (12.85%) VPN
4 31 (12.45%) TCP/IP
5 17 (6.83%) DNS
6 14 (5.62%) Internet
7 13 (5.22%) IPsec
7 13 (5.22%) LAN
8 12 (4.82%) OSPF
8 12 (4.82%) WAN
9 9 (3.61%) Cisco Firepower
9 9 (3.61%) VoIP
10 8 (3.21%) BIG-IP
10 8 (3.21%) Wireless
10 8 (3.21%) Wireshark
11 6 (2.41%) BGP
11 6 (2.41%) DHCP
11 6 (2.41%) DMZ
11 6 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.41%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.41%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.80%) Ant
2 2 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (16.87%) Finance
2 17 (6.83%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.82%) Law
4 9 (3.61%) Banking
5 8 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.81%) Legal
7 2 (0.80%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 79 (31.73%) Analyst
2 59 (23.69%) Security Engineer
3 52 (20.88%) Security Analyst
4 27 (10.84%) Senior Analyst
5 19 (7.63%) Security Specialist
6 18 (7.23%) Administrator
6 18 (7.23%) Network Engineer
7 16 (6.43%) Incident Analyst
8 15 (6.02%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 13 (5.22%) Consultant
9 13 (5.22%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 13 (5.22%) Information Security Engineer
9 13 (5.22%) Security Manager
9 13 (5.22%) Senior Security Analyst
10 12 (4.82%) Architect
10 12 (4.82%) IT Engineer
10 12 (4.82%) IT Security Engineer
10 12 (4.82%) Security Consultant
11 11 (4.42%) Operations Analyst
11 11 (4.42%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.01%) Middleware
1 5 (2.01%) Web Services
2 2 (0.80%) OAuth
2 2 (0.80%) SAML
3 1 (0.40%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 70 (28.11%) Cyberthreat
2 49 (19.68%) Management Information System
3 35 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (9.64%) Security Operations Centre
5 18 (7.23%) Cyberattack
6 14 (5.62%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.61%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 4 (1.61%) PKI
8 3 (1.20%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.20%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.80%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.40%) iPad
10 1 (0.40%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.40%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.40%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) SWIFT
10 1 (0.40%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 72 (28.92%) Windows
2 39 (15.66%) Windows Server
3 35 (14.06%) Linux
4 18 (7.23%) Unix
5 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.80%) CentOS
6 2 (0.80%) Kali Linux
6 2 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (52.21%) SIEM
2 129 (51.81%) Cybersecurity
3 119 (47.79%) Information Security
4 73 (29.32%) Kalman Filter
5 64 (25.70%) Identity Access Management
6 61 (24.50%) Malware Analysis
7 49 (19.68%) Security Operations
7 49 (19.68%) Web Filtering
8 40 (16.06%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 40 (16.06%) Threat Intelligence
9 32 (12.85%) Risk Management
10 31 (12.45%) Forensic Analysis
11 30 (12.05%) Vulnerability Management
12 25 (10.04%) Incident Management
13 24 (9.64%) Task Automation
14 23 (9.24%) Data Analysis
14 23 (9.24%) Patch Management
15 22 (8.84%) Computer Science
15 22 (8.84%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 21 (8.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (11.24%) Python
2 22 (8.84%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.82%) Bash Shell
4 9 (3.61%) C
5 5 (2.01%) SQL
6 4 (1.61%) Perl
7 2 (0.80%) C++
7 2 (0.80%) PHP
8 1 (0.40%) Java
8 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 85 (34.14%) CISSP
2 81 (32.53%) CISM
3 37 (14.86%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (14.46%) Security Cleared
5 29 (11.65%) CISA
6 24 (9.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 24 (9.64%) CCSP
6 24 (9.64%) Degree
7 19 (7.63%) SC Cleared
8 15 (6.02%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
9 14 (5.62%) GCFA
10 13 (5.22%) CREST Certified
11 12 (4.82%) CEH
11 12 (4.82%) GCIH
12 11 (4.42%) CCNA
12 11 (4.42%) CCNP
13 10 (4.02%) GIAC
13 10 (4.02%) SANS
14 9 (3.61%) CRISC
15 8 (3.21%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (32.53%) NIST
2 77 (30.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 65 (26.10%) GDPR
4 21 (8.43%) COBIT
5 16 (6.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 15 (6.02%) ISO 31000
7 13 (5.22%) PCI DSS
8 12 (4.82%) NIST 800
8 12 (4.82%) SLA
9 9 (3.61%) NCSC
10 7 (2.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 7 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 6 (2.41%) QA
12 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.40%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 53 (21.29%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.61%) VMware NSX
4 7 (2.81%) Firmware
5 6 (2.41%) Docker
6 2 (0.80%) Snort
7 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (9.24%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (7.23%) CSIRT
3 17 (6.83%) QRadar
4 13 (5.22%) Kubernetes
4 13 (5.22%) Terraform
5 12 (4.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 9 (3.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (2.81%) Ansible
7 7 (2.81%) Puppet
8 6 (2.41%) Nessus
9 2 (0.80%) SCCM
10 1 (0.40%) logstash
10 1 (0.40%) Suricata
10 1 (0.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 46 (18.47%) VMware
3 24 (9.64%) Splunk
4 14 (5.62%) Palo Alto
5 11 (4.42%) Cisco
6 10 (4.02%) F5
6 10 (4.02%) LogRhythm
7 9 (3.61%) AlienVault
7 9 (3.61%) SolarWinds
8 8 (3.21%) Google
9 5 (2.01%) Citrix
9 5 (2.01%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.80%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.80%) Juniper
10 2 (0.80%) NetApp
10 2 (0.80%) NetScout
10 2 (0.80%) NetWitness
11 1 (0.40%) ArcSight
11 1 (0.40%) Aruba
11 1 (0.40%) ConnectWise