Period
to 12 May 2021

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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Intrusion Detection
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 660 596 665
Rank change year-on-year -64 +69 -10
Permanent jobs citing Intrusion Detection 227 351 503
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.36% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 2.38% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 178 277 372
10th Percentile £36,250 £41,029 £37,050
25th Percentile £45,000 £51,250 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £65,500 £77,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £61,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -13.93% +10.91% -

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 11,403 14,744 22,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.86% 14.96% 15.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8,551 11,771 17,266
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 12 May 2021.

Salary histogram for Intrusion Detection in the UK

Intrusion Detection
Top 16 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 12 May 2021. 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 -41 212 £55,000 -15.38% 34
UK excluding London -4 125 £52,500 -13.93% 26
London -10 96 £60,000 -7.69% 11
Work from Home -142 45 £52,500 -19.23% 2
North of England +12 28 £37,500 -31.82% 1
South West -25 27 £53,750 +19.44%
South East +2 25 £46,250 -28.85% 11
Midlands -10 21 £50,000 +16.96% 1
East of England +31 15 £77,500 +3.33% 10
West Midlands -17 15 £50,000 +8.70% 1
Yorkshire -8 14 £37,500 -31.82%
North West +35 13 £37,500 -53.13% 1
East Midlands -1 6 £44,250 +22.07%
Northern Ireland - 6 - -
Scotland -19 3 £38,000 -5.00% 3
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, 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.

1 169 (74.45%) Firewall
2 114 (50.22%) Cybersecurity
3 102 (44.93%) Information Security
4 86 (37.89%) SIEM
5 67 (29.52%) Windows
5 67 (29.52%) Security Operations
6 66 (29.07%) CISSP
7 58 (25.55%) Management Information System
8 56 (24.67%) Social Skills
9 53 (23.35%) Network Security
9 53 (23.35%) Azure
10 52 (22.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 52 (22.91%) Linux
11 51 (22.47%) Kalman Filter
12 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
13 44 (19.38%) Penetration Testing
13 44 (19.38%) AWS
14 41 (18.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 41 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
15 40 (17.62%) VPN
16 39 (17.18%) Cisco
17 37 (16.30%) Splunk
17 37 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (15.86%) Security Monitoring
18 36 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (15.86%) Security Cleared
18 36 (15.86%) CEH
19 33 (14.54%) Network Design
19 33 (14.54%) CISA
19 33 (14.54%) TCP/IP

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 12 (5.29%) IIS
2 6 (2.64%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.20%) Apache
3 5 (2.20%) Drupal
3 5 (2.20%) Facebook Platform
4 2 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.64%) Gephi
2 5 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 53 (23.35%) Azure
2 44 (19.38%) AWS
3 17 (7.49%) GCP
3 17 (7.49%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (4.41%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (4.41%) SaaS
5 9 (3.96%) Azure Sentinel
6 7 (3.08%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 6 (2.64%) OpenDNS
7 6 (2.64%) PaaS
8 5 (2.20%) DigitalOcean
9 4 (1.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (1.76%) IaaS
9 4 (1.76%) npm
10 3 (1.32%) Google Workspace
11 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.44%) Serverless
12 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 169 (74.45%) Firewall
2 53 (23.35%) Network Security
3 40 (17.62%) VPN
4 33 (14.54%) TCP/IP
5 31 (13.66%) LAN
6 28 (12.33%) WAN
7 14 (6.17%) DNS
7 14 (6.17%) OSPF
8 13 (5.73%) SSL
9 11 (4.85%) BGP
9 11 (4.85%) Internet
9 11 (4.85%) IPsec
9 11 (4.85%) MPLS
10 10 (4.41%) HTTP
10 10 (4.41%) VoIP
10 10 (4.41%) Wireshark
11 9 (3.96%) DHCP
12 8 (3.52%) BIG-IP
13 6 (2.64%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (2.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.08%) Big Data
2 6 (2.64%) Apache Hive
2 6 (2.64%) CouchDB
2 6 (2.64%) Impala
2 6 (2.64%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.20%) MySQL
3 5 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (3.96%) Metasploit
2 6 (2.64%) Bitbucket
2 6 (2.64%) Bitbucket Server
2 6 (2.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.64%) git-flow
2 6 (2.64%) JIRA
3 4 (1.76%) Grunt
3 4 (1.76%) gulp
3 4 (1.76%) webpack
4 1 (0.44%) Ant
General
1 56 (24.67%) Social Skills
2 36 (15.86%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (10.13%) Finance
4 13 (5.73%) Legal
5 8 (3.52%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.08%) Aerospace
6 7 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.64%) Games
7 6 (2.64%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.64%) Marketing
8 5 (2.20%) Electronics
9 3 (1.32%) Banking
10 2 (0.88%) Billing
10 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.44%) German Language
11 1 (0.44%) Local Government
11 1 (0.44%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.44%) Retail
11 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 68 (29.96%) Security Engineer
2 64 (28.19%) Analyst
3 38 (16.74%) Security Analyst
4 37 (16.30%) IT Engineer
5 36 (15.86%) IT Security Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 15 (6.61%) Network Engineer
7 14 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (5.73%) Operations Analyst
8 13 (5.73%) Security Operations Analyst
9 12 (5.29%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 11 (4.85%) IT Analyst
10 11 (4.85%) IT Security Analyst
11 10 (4.41%) Head of IT
11 10 (4.41%) Head of IT Security
11 10 (4.41%) Head of Security
11 10 (4.41%) Information Security Engineer
11 10 (4.41%) Splunk Engineer
12 8 (3.52%) Architect
12 8 (3.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.57%) Web Services
2 19 (8.37%) OAuth
2 19 (8.37%) SAML
3 6 (2.64%) AngularJS
3 6 (2.64%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (2.64%) Kafka
3 6 (2.64%) Material Design
3 6 (2.64%) Node.js
3 6 (2.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (2.20%) CSS
4 5 (2.20%) Flask
4 5 (2.20%) HTML
4 5 (2.20%) LAMP
4 5 (2.20%) LAPP Stack
4 5 (2.20%) SQLAlchemy
5 4 (1.76%) 802.1X
5 4 (1.76%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.76%) RESTful
6 2 (0.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (25.55%) Management Information System
2 21 (9.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 15 (6.61%) PKI
4 14 (6.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 13 (5.73%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.96%) Cyberattack
7 9 (3.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (2.64%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (2.64%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.64%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.20%) Cyber Defence
9 5 (2.20%) Derivative
9 5 (2.20%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (2.20%) Social Media
10 3 (1.32%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.88%) BYOD
12 1 (0.44%) Bitcoin
12 1 (0.44%) Cybercrime
12 1 (0.44%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 67 (29.52%) Windows
2 52 (22.91%) Linux
3 15 (6.61%) Unix
4 14 (6.17%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.41%) CentOS
6 6 (2.64%) Kali Linux
7 5 (2.20%) Debian
7 5 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.44%) Android
9 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (50.22%) Cybersecurity
2 102 (44.93%) Information Security
3 86 (37.89%) SIEM
4 67 (29.52%) Security Operations
5 52 (22.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 51 (22.47%) Kalman Filter
7 44 (19.38%) Penetration Testing
8 37 (16.30%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (15.86%) Security Monitoring
10 33 (14.54%) Network Design
10 33 (14.54%) Threat Intelligence
11 28 (12.33%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 25 (11.01%) Data Loss Prevention
12 25 (11.01%) Incident Management
12 25 (11.01%) OWASP
12 25 (11.01%) Vulnerability Management
13 23 (10.13%) Computer Science
14 19 (8.37%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (8.37%) Malware Analysis
14 19 (8.37%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.22%) SQL
2 24 (10.57%) Python
3 19 (8.37%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.29%) C
5 9 (3.96%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.64%) C#
7 6 (2.64%) C++
7 6 (2.64%) Perl
7 6 (2.64%) R
7 6 (2.64%) VB
8 4 (1.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 66 (29.07%) CISSP
2 41 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (15.86%) CEH
3 36 (15.86%) Security Cleared
4 33 (14.54%) CISA
5 32 (14.10%) CISM
6 26 (11.45%) CCNA
7 21 (9.25%) Degree
7 21 (9.25%) SC Cleared
8 20 (8.81%) OSCP
9 14 (6.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 14 (6.17%) CompTIA Security+
9 14 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (5.73%) CCNP
10 13 (5.73%) CCSA
10 13 (5.73%) CCSP
11 12 (5.29%) IISP
11 12 (5.29%) SANS
12 11 (4.85%) DV Cleared
12 11 (4.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (18.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (10.57%) PCI DSS
3 14 (6.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (5.73%) NIST
5 12 (5.29%) GDPR
6 6 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (2.64%) QA
7 5 (2.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (2.20%) GPG13
7 5 (2.20%) SLA
8 4 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.32%) COBIT
9 3 (1.32%) ISO 22301
9 3 (1.32%) NCSC
10 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.44%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.44%) SOC 2
System Software
1 18 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.41%) VMware NSX
4 8 (3.52%) Docker
5 6 (2.64%) Apache Flume
5 6 (2.64%) Snort
5 6 (2.64%) Squid
6 1 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (13.22%) Nessus
2 19 (8.37%) QRadar
3 6 (2.64%) Ansible
3 6 (2.64%) Kibana
3 6 (2.64%) Nexpose
3 6 (2.64%) Oozie
3 6 (2.64%) Puppet
3 6 (2.64%) Suricata
4 5 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
4 5 (2.20%) EnCase
4 5 (2.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 5 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.20%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.32%) CSIRT
5 3 (1.32%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (1.32%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.32%) Terraform
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.88%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 45 (19.82%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.18%) Cisco
3 37 (16.30%) Splunk
4 20 (8.81%) Palo Alto
5 18 (7.93%) CheckPoint
6 16 (7.05%) AlienVault
6 16 (7.05%) VMware
7 11 (4.85%) Red Hat
7 11 (4.85%) SolarWinds
8 10 (4.41%) Google
9 9 (3.96%) CA
9 9 (3.96%) F5
9 9 (3.96%) LogRhythm
9 9 (3.96%) Symantec
10 8 (3.52%) Qualys
11 7 (3.08%) Forcepoint
12 6 (2.64%) Blue Coat
12 6 (2.64%) BT
12 6 (2.64%) FireEye
12 6 (2.64%) Fortinet