Period
to 20 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for OSINT skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited OSINT over the 6 months to 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open-source intelligence (OSINT)
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1034 1177 1156
Rank change year-on-year +143 -21 +117
Permanent jobs citing OSINT 58 37 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.021% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.023% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 30 20 15
UK median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.77% +51.43% -46.15%
10th Percentile £40,300 £46,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% -20.00% +11.61%

OSINT 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 138,888 162,355 159,565
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.75% 91.84% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 109,515 131,738 131,606
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

OSINT
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OSINT as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OSINT in the UK

OSINT
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OSINT.

Salary trend for OSINT in the UK

OSINT
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing OSINT over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Salary histogram for OSINT in the UK

OSINT
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OSINT within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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 +91 48 £52,500 -0.94% 16
London +80 37 £55,000 -8.33% 8
UK excluding London +85 11 £45,000 -10.00% 9
South West +17 5 £100,000 - 1
North of England +51 3 £45,000 - 2
North West +39 3 £45,000 - 2
Midlands +31 3 £38,000 -24.00% 3
West Midlands +25 2 £45,000 -10.00% 2
East Midlands - 1 £31,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, IT jobs citing OSINT 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 OSINT.

1 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
1 30 (51.72%) Social Media
2 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (48.28%) C
3 28 (48.28%) DV Cleared
4 27 (46.55%) DevOps
4 27 (46.55%) Social Media Analysis
5 21 (36.21%) Machine Learning
6 20 (34.48%) Apple iOS
6 20 (34.48%) Android
6 20 (34.48%) Hadoop
6 20 (34.48%) Visualisation
6 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
6 20 (34.48%) Python
6 20 (34.48%) Data Science
6 20 (34.48%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (34.48%) Apache Spark
7 19 (32.76%) Apple Swift
7 19 (32.76%) API Development
7 19 (32.76%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (32.76%) Docker
7 19 (32.76%) Jenkins
7 19 (32.76%) Visual Studio
7 19 (32.76%) CSS
7 19 (32.76%) C#
7 19 (32.76%) C++
7 19 (32.76%) HTML
7 19 (32.76%) Java
7 19 (32.76%) Apache

OSINT
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 20 (34.48%) Apache Spark
1 20 (34.48%) Elasticsearch
2 19 (32.76%) Apache
2 19 (32.76%) GlassFish
2 19 (32.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (32.76%) GitHub
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) Firewall
2 4 (6.90%) Internet
3 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) Hadoop
2 9 (15.52%) Big Data
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.72%) Neo4j
3 1 (1.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (32.76%) Git (software)
1 19 (32.76%) Jenkins
1 19 (32.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.90%) Metasploit
3 3 (5.17%) Burp Suite
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Electronics
2 4 (6.90%) Law
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Consultant
2 13 (22.41%) Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Developer
4 10 (17.24%) Software Engineer
5 9 (15.52%) C# Developer
5 9 (15.52%) C# Web Developer
5 9 (15.52%) C++ Developer
5 9 (15.52%) C++/C# Developer
5 9 (15.52%) C++/Java Developer
5 9 (15.52%) HTML CSS Developer
5 9 (15.52%) HTML Developer
5 9 (15.52%) Java Developer
5 9 (15.52%) Java Web Developer
5 9 (15.52%) Web Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Security Consultant
7 5 (8.62%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Integration Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Lead Architect
8 4 (6.90%) Software Consultant
8 4 (6.90%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) CSS
1 19 (32.76%) CSS3
1 19 (32.76%) HTML
1 19 (32.76%) HTML5
2 1 (1.72%) D3.js
2 1 (1.72%) ggplot
2 1 (1.72%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (1.72%) SpaCy
2 1 (1.72%) TensorFlow
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (51.72%) Social Media
2 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.62%) Cyber Defence
4 5 (8.62%) Cyberthreat
5 3 (5.17%) Blog
5 3 (5.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.72%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Android
2 20 (34.48%) Apple iOS
3 10 (17.24%) Linux
4 4 (6.90%) Kali Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Unix
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (46.55%) DevOps
2 27 (46.55%) Social Media Analysis
3 21 (36.21%) Machine Learning
4 20 (34.48%) Data Science
4 20 (34.48%) Visualisation
5 19 (32.76%) API Development
5 19 (32.76%) Data Analysis
5 19 (32.76%) Software Engineering
5 19 (32.76%) Web Development
6 17 (29.31%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (27.59%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (24.14%) Open Source
9 12 (20.69%) Threat Intelligence
10 10 (17.24%) Coaching
10 10 (17.24%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 10 (17.24%) Mentoring
10 10 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Presales
12 8 (13.79%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 28 (48.28%) C
2 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
2 20 (34.48%) Python
3 19 (32.76%) Apple Swift
3 19 (32.76%) C#
3 19 (32.76%) C++
3 19 (32.76%) Java
3 19 (32.76%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (51.72%) Security Cleared
2 28 (48.28%) DV Cleared
3 16 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 13 (22.41%) CREST Certified
5 9 (15.52%) SANS
6 6 (10.34%) GIAC
7 3 (5.17%) Degree
8 1 (1.72%) GCIA
8 1 (1.72%) OSCE
8 1 (1.72%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (32.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (8.62%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (5.17%) Nessus
3 3 (5.17%) Nmap
4 1 (1.72%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (1.72%) AlienVault
3 1 (1.72%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.72%) Splunk