Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Intrusion Detection
UK
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 548 629 660
Rank change year-on-year +81 +31 +33
Permanent jobs citing Intrusion Detection 288 428 523
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% 2.31% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 257 358 406
Median annual salary £52,500 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +13.64% -4.35%
10th Percentile £41,550 £41,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% -

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 9,769 18,557 22,639
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.19% 15.03% 15.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7,683 14,879 17,962
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +110 278 £52,500 -16.00% 32
UK excluding London +90 153 £50,000 -13.04% 21
London +128 131 £62,500 -3.85% 15
Work from Home -69 43 £52,500 -16.00% 6
North of England +93 39 £43,750 -12.50% 3
South East +73 36 £45,000 -28.00% 6
South West +43 34 £52,500 +5.00% 3
Midlands +34 26 £50,000 -4.76% 2
North West +80 21 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +56 17 £40,000 -27.27% 1
West Midlands +27 14 £50,000 -9.09% 1
East Midlands +52 12 £43,500 +58.18% 1
East of England +84 9 £56,250 -25.00% 3
Scotland +30 5 £48,000 +3.78% 1
Northern Ireland - 4 £60,000 - 2
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 231 (80.21%) Firewall
2 139 (48.26%) Cybersecurity
3 133 (46.18%) Information Security
4 130 (45.14%) SIEM
5 89 (30.90%) Azure
5 89 (30.90%) CISSP
6 87 (30.21%) Windows
7 68 (23.61%) Kalman Filter
8 67 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 65 (22.57%) Network Security
9 65 (22.57%) CISM
9 65 (22.57%) Management Information System
10 64 (22.22%) Microsoft
11 61 (21.18%) Cisco Certification
12 60 (20.83%) Linux
12 60 (20.83%) AWS
13 58 (20.14%) NIST
14 53 (18.40%) GDPR
15 52 (18.06%) Cyberthreat
16 51 (17.71%) Security Operations
17 49 (17.01%) VPN
18 47 (16.32%) TCP/IP
18 47 (16.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 46 (15.97%) Threat Intelligence
19 46 (15.97%) Security Cleared
20 45 (15.63%) Microsoft 365
21 44 (15.28%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
22 41 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
22 41 (14.24%) Malware Analysis
22 41 (14.24%) Active Directory

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 6 (2.08%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.74%) Apache
2 5 (1.74%) Drupal
2 5 (1.74%) Facebook Platform
3 3 (1.04%) Confluence
4 2 (0.69%) IIS
4 2 (0.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Gephi
2 3 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (5.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 89 (30.90%) Azure
2 60 (20.83%) AWS
3 45 (15.63%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (6.94%) GCP
5 14 (4.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (4.17%) IaaS
7 7 (2.43%) SaaS
8 5 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.74%) DigitalOcean
9 3 (1.04%) npm
9 3 (1.04%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.35%) G Suite
10 1 (0.35%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 231 (80.21%) Firewall
2 65 (22.57%) Network Security
3 49 (17.01%) VPN
4 47 (16.32%) TCP/IP
5 37 (12.85%) LAN
6 36 (12.50%) WAN
7 19 (6.60%) DNS
8 18 (6.25%) IPsec
9 17 (5.90%) Internet
9 17 (5.90%) OSPF
10 15 (5.21%) VoIP
11 14 (4.86%) BIG-IP
11 14 (4.86%) SSL
12 11 (3.82%) BGP
13 9 (3.13%) DHCP
13 9 (3.13%) MPLS
14 8 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (2.78%) Wireshark
15 7 (2.43%) Cisco Firepower
15 7 (2.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.08%) Apache Hive
1 6 (2.08%) Big Data
1 6 (2.08%) Impala
2 5 (1.74%) MySQL
2 5 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.04%) CouchDB
3 3 (1.04%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (2.08%) Bitbucket
1 6 (2.08%) Bitbucket Server
1 6 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.08%) git-flow
1 6 (2.08%) JIRA
1 6 (2.08%) Metasploit
2 3 (1.04%) Grunt
2 3 (1.04%) gulp
2 3 (1.04%) webpack
3 1 (0.35%) Ant
General
1 32 (11.11%) Finance
2 16 (5.56%) Public Sector
3 12 (4.17%) Legal
4 8 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.43%) Banking
5 7 (2.43%) Law
6 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.04%) Marketing
7 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Retail
8 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 84 (29.17%) Analyst
2 74 (25.69%) Security Engineer
3 53 (18.40%) Security Analyst
4 32 (11.11%) IT Engineer
5 31 (10.76%) IT Security Engineer
6 27 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
7 21 (7.29%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 21 (7.29%) Security Specialist
8 20 (6.94%) Network Engineer
9 17 (5.90%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 14 (4.86%) Administrator
10 14 (4.86%) Architect
11 13 (4.51%) Operations Analyst
11 13 (4.51%) Senior Security Analyst
12 12 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
12 12 (4.17%) Security Operations Analyst
12 12 (4.17%) Splunk Engineer
13 11 (3.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 11 (3.82%) Security Consultant
13 11 (3.82%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.94%) Web Services
2 15 (5.21%) OAuth
3 13 (4.51%) SAML
4 6 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (2.08%) Kafka
5 5 (1.74%) CSS
5 5 (1.74%) Flask
5 5 (1.74%) HTML
5 5 (1.74%) LAMP
5 5 (1.74%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (1.74%) SQLAlchemy
6 3 (1.04%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.04%) Material Design
6 3 (1.04%) Middleware
6 3 (1.04%) Node.js
6 3 (1.04%) RESTful
6 3 (1.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.69%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.35%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 65 (22.57%) Management Information System
2 52 (18.06%) Cyberthreat
3 41 (14.24%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (9.03%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (5.21%) Cyberattack
6 14 (4.86%) Data Protection Act
7 13 (4.51%) PKI
8 11 (3.82%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 6 (2.08%) Analytical Mindset
9 6 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.74%) Derivative
10 5 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.74%) Social Media
11 3 (1.04%) Internet of Things
11 3 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.69%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.35%) Bitcoin
13 1 (0.35%) Cybercrime
13 1 (0.35%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 87 (30.21%) Windows
2 60 (20.83%) Linux
3 30 (10.42%) Windows Server
4 19 (6.60%) Unix
5 12 (4.17%) CentOS
6 6 (2.08%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.74%) Debian
8 3 (1.04%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (48.26%) Cybersecurity
2 133 (46.18%) Information Security
3 130 (45.14%) SIEM
4 68 (23.61%) Kalman Filter
5 51 (17.71%) Security Operations
6 47 (16.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 46 (15.97%) Threat Intelligence
8 44 (15.28%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 41 (14.24%) Malware Analysis
10 40 (13.89%) Identity Access Management
11 38 (13.19%) Network Design
12 33 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
13 31 (10.76%) Web Filtering
14 30 (10.42%) Security Monitoring
15 29 (10.07%) Incident Management
16 28 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
17 27 (9.38%) Computer Science
17 27 (9.38%) Patch Management
18 25 (8.68%) Task Automation
19 23 (7.99%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.33%) Python
2 20 (6.94%) SQL
3 19 (6.60%) PowerShell
4 18 (6.25%) C
5 9 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 9 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.43%) Perl
7 6 (2.08%) R
8 5 (1.74%) C++
9 3 (1.04%) C#
9 3 (1.04%) TypeScript
9 3 (1.04%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 89 (30.90%) CISSP
2 65 (22.57%) CISM
3 61 (21.18%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (15.97%) Security Cleared
5 35 (12.15%) CISA
6 31 (10.76%) CCNA
7 29 (10.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 28 (9.72%) CCSP
9 26 (9.03%) Degree
9 26 (9.03%) SC Cleared
10 23 (7.99%) CEH
11 18 (6.25%) CCNP
12 15 (5.21%) GIAC
13 13 (4.51%) DV Cleared
14 12 (4.17%) GCFA
15 11 (3.82%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (3.47%) CREST Certified
16 10 (3.47%) GCIH
16 10 (3.47%) OSCP
17 9 (3.13%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (23.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (20.14%) NIST
3 53 (18.40%) GDPR
4 28 (9.72%) PCI DSS
5 18 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
6 14 (4.86%) COBIT
7 9 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 9 (3.13%) NCSC
7 9 (3.13%) NIST 800
7 9 (3.13%) SLA
8 7 (2.43%) ISO 31000
9 6 (2.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (1.74%) GPG13
10 5 (1.74%) QA
11 3 (1.04%) ISO 22301
12 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.35%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 41 (14.24%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (5.21%) VMware NSX
4 12 (4.17%) Docker
5 6 (2.08%) Apache Flume
6 5 (1.74%) Snort
7 3 (1.04%) Squid
8 2 (0.69%) Firmware
8 2 (0.69%) vSphere
9 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (5.90%) Nessus
2 15 (5.21%) QRadar
3 14 (4.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (4.51%) Kubernetes
4 13 (4.51%) Terraform
5 12 (4.17%) Ansible
5 12 (4.17%) Puppet
6 9 (3.13%) CSIRT
6 9 (3.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 6 (2.08%) Kibana
7 6 (2.08%) Oozie
8 5 (1.74%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (1.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.39%) Suricata
10 3 (1.04%) Nexpose
11 2 (0.69%) SCCM
11 2 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.69%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 64 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 40 (13.89%) Splunk
3 37 (12.85%) VMware
4 30 (10.42%) Cisco
5 19 (6.60%) Palo Alto
6 16 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 14 (4.86%) F5
8 13 (4.51%) Red Hat
9 12 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 12 (4.17%) Google
10 8 (2.78%) AlienVault
10 8 (2.78%) CA
10 8 (2.78%) LogRhythm
11 6 (2.08%) BT
11 6 (2.08%) Darktrace
12 5 (1.74%) Facebook
12 5 (1.74%) Qualys
13 4 (1.39%) Forcepoint
13 4 (1.39%) Intel
13 4 (1.39%) Symantec