Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Intrusion Detection
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 841 498 636
Rank change year-on-year -343 +138 -32
Permanent jobs citing Intrusion Detection 186 203 526
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 2.63% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 150 134 363
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,625 £40,000
25th Percentile £50,000 £48,563 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,938 £68,438 £72,500
90th Percentile £83,875 £81,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +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 15,663 7,720 22,148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.94% 15.72% 15.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10,805 6,258 17,008
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £36,250 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.96% +13.33% -5.26%
75th Percentile £68,212 £67,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 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 -324 173 £60,000 -7.69% 47
UK excluding London -217 104 £57,500 +4.55% 37
London -262 77 £62,500 -3.85% 13
North of England -88 38 £55,000 +37.50% 12
Yorkshire -88 22 £55,000 +41.94% 6
South East -165 21 £66,000 +17.33% 6
Work from Home -263 21 £55,000 -0.25% 4
North West -80 16 £55,000 +7.32% 5
South West -95 16 £60,000 +4.35% 5
East of England - 11 £77,500 - 8
Midlands -124 9 £55,000 +3.29% 3
Wales - 7 £45,000 - 1
West Midlands -96 5 £50,000 -20.63% 2
East Midlands -82 4 £55,000 +26.44% 1
Scotland -97 2 £38,000 +1.33% 2

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 140 (75.27%) Firewall
2 86 (46.24%) Cybersecurity
3 84 (45.16%) Information Security
4 80 (43.01%) SIEM
5 70 (37.63%) Security Operations
6 57 (30.65%) Management Information System
7 55 (29.57%) Social Skills
8 53 (28.49%) Azure
9 49 (26.34%) Incident Management
10 44 (23.66%) CISSP
11 43 (23.12%) Microsoft
11 43 (23.12%) Windows
12 42 (22.58%) AWS
13 40 (21.51%) Analytical Skills
14 38 (20.43%) Network Security
14 38 (20.43%) Threat Intelligence
15 36 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
16 32 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
16 32 (17.20%) Security Cleared
17 31 (16.67%) Palo Alto
18 30 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
18 30 (16.13%) Degree
18 30 (16.13%) TCP/IP
18 30 (16.13%) VPN
18 30 (16.13%) Cisco
18 30 (16.13%) Finance
18 30 (16.13%) CISA
18 30 (16.13%) CISM
19 28 (15.05%) Active Directory
19 28 (15.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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 10 (5.38%) IIS
2 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.08%) nginx
2 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 53 (28.49%) Azure
2 42 (22.58%) AWS
3 26 (13.98%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (10.22%) GCP
5 14 (7.53%) SaaS
6 11 (5.91%) PaaS
7 10 (5.38%) Azure Sentinel
7 10 (5.38%) IaaS
8 8 (4.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (2.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (2.69%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 5 (2.69%) OpenDNS
10 4 (2.15%) Sumo Logic
11 2 (1.08%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 140 (75.27%) Firewall
2 38 (20.43%) Network Security
3 30 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 30 (16.13%) VPN
4 23 (12.37%) Wireshark
5 19 (10.22%) Internet
6 18 (9.68%) HTTP
7 16 (8.60%) DNS
8 15 (8.06%) Sourcefire
9 14 (7.53%) LAN
10 13 (6.99%) SMTP
10 13 (6.99%) WAN
10 13 (6.99%) Wireless
11 11 (5.91%) FTP
12 10 (5.38%) BGP
13 9 (4.84%) DHCP
13 9 (4.84%) OSPF
14 8 (4.30%) IPsec
14 8 (4.30%) Wireless Security
15 6 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.23%) GIS
2 3 (1.61%) MySQL
2 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (7.53%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 55 (29.57%) Social Skills
2 40 (21.51%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (16.13%) Finance
4 11 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 10 (5.38%) Public Sector
6 8 (4.30%) Manufacturing
7 7 (3.76%) Games
8 6 (3.23%) Marketing
8 6 (3.23%) Publishing
9 5 (2.69%) Electronics
10 3 (1.61%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.61%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (1.61%) Retail
11 2 (1.08%) Banking
11 2 (1.08%) Billing
11 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.08%) Law
12 1 (0.54%) Documentation Skills
12 1 (0.54%) Legal
12 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 67 (36.02%) Analyst
2 43 (23.12%) Security Engineer
3 40 (21.51%) Security Analyst
4 15 (8.06%) Network Engineer
5 13 (6.99%) IT Analyst
5 13 (6.99%) IT Security Analyst
6 12 (6.45%) Incident Analyst
6 12 (6.45%) IT Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) IT Security Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 12 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 12 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
7 10 (5.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 10 (5.38%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (5.38%) Security Manager
7 10 (5.38%) Security Operations Analyst
7 10 (5.38%) Senior Network Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) Senior Security Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) Head of Security
10 7 (3.76%) Senior Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.84%) Regular Expression
2 8 (4.30%) LDAP
3 7 (3.76%) SAML
3 7 (3.76%) Web Services
4 5 (2.69%) OAuth
5 1 (0.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.54%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.54%) HTML
5 1 (0.54%) JSON
5 1 (0.54%) REST
5 1 (0.54%) SOAP
5 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (30.65%) Management Information System
2 19 (10.22%) Security Operations Centre
3 16 (8.60%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 14 (7.53%) Cyberattack
4 14 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (6.99%) Cyberthreat
6 10 (5.38%) PKI
7 7 (3.76%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (3.23%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (3.23%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.69%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 3 (1.61%) Reinsurance
11 2 (1.08%) Cyber Defence
12 1 (0.54%) CESG
12 1 (0.54%) New Media
12 1 (0.54%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.54%) Replication
12 1 (0.54%) SCORM
12 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (23.12%) Windows
2 23 (12.37%) Linux
3 21 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.45%) Unix
5 5 (2.69%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.08%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (46.24%) Cybersecurity
2 84 (45.16%) Information Security
3 80 (43.01%) SIEM
4 70 (37.63%) Security Operations
5 49 (26.34%) Incident Management
6 38 (20.43%) Threat Intelligence
7 36 (19.35%) Vulnerability Management
8 32 (17.20%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (16.13%) Kalman Filter
10 28 (15.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 26 (13.98%) Penetration Testing
12 25 (13.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 24 (12.90%) Security Monitoring
14 20 (10.75%) Use Case
15 19 (10.22%) Data Protection
15 19 (10.22%) Malware Analysis
15 19 (10.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 17 (9.14%) Computer Science
16 17 (9.14%) ITIL
17 15 (8.06%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.44%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.83%) Python
3 14 (7.53%) SQL
4 6 (3.23%) C
5 5 (2.69%) C#
5 5 (2.69%) C++
5 5 (2.69%) VB
6 4 (2.15%) Perl
6 4 (2.15%) Tcl
7 3 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.08%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.54%) Go
Qualifications
1 44 (23.66%) CISSP
2 32 (17.20%) Security Cleared
3 30 (16.13%) CISA
3 30 (16.13%) CISM
3 30 (16.13%) Degree
4 19 (10.22%) CEH
4 19 (10.22%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.68%) OSCP
6 15 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.38%) CompTIA Security+
8 9 (4.84%) CCSA
8 9 (4.84%) IISP
9 8 (4.30%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 8 (4.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (3.76%) CCNA
10 7 (3.76%) CCSP
10 7 (3.76%) GIAC
10 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (3.23%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (8.06%) NIST
3 13 (6.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 11 (5.91%) GDPR
5 8 (4.30%) PCI DSS
6 6 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 5 (2.69%) SLA
8 4 (2.15%) ISO 22301
8 4 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 3 (1.61%) COBIT
10 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (1.08%) NCSC
10 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (1.08%) SOC 2
11 1 (0.54%) Accessibility
11 1 (0.54%) GLBA
11 1 (0.54%) GRC
11 1 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.54%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.54%) ISO 31000
System Software
1 28 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.76%) Snort
3 5 (2.69%) Squid
4 3 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.08%) vSphere
6 1 (0.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (11.29%) Nessus
1 21 (11.29%) QRadar
2 16 (8.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 6 (3.23%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.69%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.69%) Nexpose
4 5 (2.69%) Nmap
4 5 (2.69%) Suricata
5 4 (2.15%) Ansible
6 3 (1.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.08%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.08%) Terraform
8 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.54%) Kibana
8 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (23.12%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 30 (16.13%) Cisco
4 21 (11.29%) CheckPoint
5 17 (9.14%) Google
6 15 (8.06%) Splunk
7 11 (5.91%) AlienVault
7 11 (5.91%) Zscaler
8 10 (5.38%) ArcSight
8 10 (5.38%) McAfee
9 9 (4.84%) Trustwave
10 8 (4.30%) F5
10 8 (4.30%) IBM
10 8 (4.30%) LogRhythm
10 8 (4.30%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.30%) Symantec
11 7 (3.76%) CrowdStrike
11 7 (3.76%) Qualys
11 7 (3.76%) Trend Micro
12 6 (3.23%) Carbon Black