Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Malware Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Malware Analysis over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Malware Analysis
UK
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 709 948 1015
Rank change year-on-year +239 +67 +18
Permanent jobs citing Malware Analysis 130 169 204
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 77 131 158
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £38,850 £40,000 £39,625
90th Percentile £87,900 £86,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +16.67%

Malware Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 71,160 135,381 163,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.16% 92.22% 92.14%
Number of salaries quoted 56,771 106,578 130,934
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £28,906
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Malware Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Malware Analysis as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Malware Analysis in the UK

Malware Analysis
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Malware Analysis.

Salary trend for Malware Analysis in the UK

Malware Analysis
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Malware Analysis over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Malware Analysis in the UK

Malware Analysis
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Malware Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 10 July 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 +251 126 £60,000 - 4
London +167 68 £67,500 +5.47% 1
UK excluding London +218 59 £50,000 - 3
South East +174 27 £47,500 -30.91% 1
Midlands +119 15 £35,000 -6.67%
East Midlands +71 9 £35,000 -
South West +87 8 - -
North of England +128 5 £60,000 +26.32% 2
West Midlands +82 5 £63,000 +68.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £60,000 -
North West +97 2 £55,000 +15.79% 2
Scotland +90 2 - -
East of England +87 1 £50,000 -23.08%
Wales - 1 £80,000 -

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT jobs citing Malware Analysis 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 Malware Analysis.

1 66 (50.77%) SIEM
2 65 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 48 (36.92%) Python
5 47 (36.15%) Windows
6 45 (34.62%) Threat Intelligence
7 41 (31.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 41 (31.54%) Linux
8 40 (30.77%) Security Cleared
9 38 (29.23%) Intrusion Detection
9 38 (29.23%) Digital Forensics
10 36 (27.69%) Penetration Testing
11 31 (23.85%) Reverse Engineering
12 30 (23.08%) Cyberthreat
12 30 (23.08%) TCP/IP
13 29 (22.31%) PowerShell
13 29 (22.31%) SC Cleared
14 28 (21.54%) Information Security
14 28 (21.54%) Firewall
15 25 (19.23%) Law
15 25 (19.23%) Security Operations Centre
15 25 (19.23%) Bash Shell
16 24 (18.46%) CSIRT
17 21 (16.15%) Forensic Analysis
17 21 (16.15%) SQL
18 20 (15.38%) Unix
19 18 (13.85%) CISSP
19 18 (13.85%) Finance
19 18 (13.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
19 18 (13.85%) Cyberattack

Malware Analysis
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 3 (2.31%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.46%) AWS
2 8 (6.15%) Office 365
3 3 (2.31%) Azure
3 3 (2.31%) GCP
3 3 (2.31%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.77%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 38 (29.23%) Intrusion Detection
2 30 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 28 (21.54%) Firewall
4 17 (13.08%) Internet
5 15 (11.54%) tcpdump
5 15 (11.54%) Wireshark
6 14 (10.77%) DNS
7 11 (8.46%) SMTP
8 8 (6.15%) Wireless
9 6 (4.62%) Network Security
10 5 (3.85%) HTTP
11 2 (1.54%) FTP
11 2 (1.54%) VPN
12 1 (0.77%) DHCP
12 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.31%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (4.62%) IDA Disassembler
2 5 (3.85%) Metasploit
3 3 (2.31%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.31%) git-flow
3 3 (2.31%) JIRA
General
1 25 (19.23%) Law
2 18 (13.85%) Finance
3 9 (6.92%) Legal
4 5 (3.85%) Aerospace
4 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.08%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.54%) French Language
6 2 (1.54%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (42.31%) Analyst
2 33 (25.38%) SOC Analyst
3 26 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 16 (12.31%) Security Analyst
5 11 (8.46%) Incident Analyst
6 10 (7.69%) Development Officer
7 9 (6.92%) Security Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) Team Leader
9 7 (5.38%) Consultant
9 7 (5.38%) Security Incident Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Associate Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Information Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Information Security Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Information Security Manager
10 4 (3.08%) Security Manager
10 4 (3.08%) Senior Incident Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Senior Security Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) SIEM Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Threat Hunter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.15%) SailPoint
2 4 (3.08%) .NET
3 2 (1.54%) Java EE
3 2 (1.54%) STL
4 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.77%) GraphQL
4 1 (0.77%) Kafka
4 1 (0.77%) Node.js
4 1 (0.77%) React
4 1 (0.77%) REST
4 1 (0.77%) Spring
4 1 (0.77%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.77%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.08%) Cyberthreat
2 25 (19.23%) Security Operations Centre
3 18 (13.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 18 (13.85%) Cyberattack
4 16 (12.31%) Cybercrime
5 15 (11.54%) Management Information System
6 13 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (8.46%) Cyber Defence
8 6 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (4.62%) PKI
9 4 (3.08%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 47 (36.15%) Windows
2 41 (31.54%) Linux
3 20 (15.38%) Unix
4 10 (7.69%) Mac OS
5 4 (3.08%) CentOS
5 4 (3.08%) Debian
5 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.77%) Android
6 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (50.77%) SIEM
2 65 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 52 (40.00%) Security Operations
4 45 (34.62%) Threat Intelligence
5 41 (31.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 38 (29.23%) Digital Forensics
7 36 (27.69%) Penetration Testing
8 31 (23.85%) Reverse Engineering
9 28 (21.54%) Information Security
10 21 (16.15%) Forensic Analysis
11 17 (13.08%) Cyber Intelligence
12 16 (12.31%) Open Source
13 14 (10.77%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (10.00%) Incident Management
14 13 (10.00%) Threat Management
15 10 (7.69%) Computer Forensics
15 10 (7.69%) Email Filtering
15 10 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
15 10 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 10 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 48 (36.92%) Python
2 29 (22.31%) PowerShell
3 25 (19.23%) Bash Shell
4 21 (16.15%) SQL
5 16 (12.31%) Perl
6 8 (6.15%) JavaScript
7 7 (5.38%) Java
8 6 (4.62%) PHP
8 6 (4.62%) VBA
9 5 (3.85%) C#
9 5 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.31%) C
10 3 (2.31%) Ruby
10 3 (2.31%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.54%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.54%) C++
11 2 (1.54%) Go
11 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 40 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 29 (22.31%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.85%) CISSP
4 11 (8.46%) Degree
5 10 (7.69%) CISM
5 10 (7.69%) DV Cleared
5 10 (7.69%) SANS
6 9 (6.92%) CISA
6 9 (6.92%) GCFA
7 7 (5.38%) CCNA
7 7 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.38%) GCIH
7 7 (5.38%) GREM
8 6 (4.62%) GCIA
8 6 (4.62%) GIAC
9 5 (3.85%) OSCP
9 5 (3.85%) SSCP
10 4 (3.08%) CEH
10 4 (3.08%) GCFE
11 3 (2.31%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) NIST
System Software
1 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.08%) Snort
3 3 (2.31%) Docker
4 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (18.46%) CSIRT
2 15 (11.54%) Computer Incident Response Team
3 12 (9.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 8 (6.15%) Nessus
5 7 (5.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.31%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.77%) EnCase
7 1 (0.77%) FTK
7 1 (0.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.77%) logstash
Vendors
1 15 (11.54%) Splunk
2 11 (8.46%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 8 (6.15%) Aveksa
4 8 (6.15%) CyberArk
4 8 (6.15%) Sun
5 5 (3.85%) NetApp
6 4 (3.08%) CA
6 4 (3.08%) Intel
6 4 (3.08%) Thales
7 3 (2.31%) Carbon Black
7 3 (2.31%) CrowdStrike
7 3 (2.31%) Google
8 2 (1.54%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco
8 2 (1.54%) Darktrace
8 2 (1.54%) Qualys
9 1 (0.77%) FireEye
9 1 (0.77%) NetWitness
9 1 (0.77%) Prolexic