Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open-source intelligence (OSINT)
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1131 1154 1244
Rank change year-on-year +23 +90 +61
Permanent jobs citing OSINT 35 34 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.019% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.023% 0.021% 0.012%
Number of salaries quoted 17 14 13
UK median annual salary £53,547 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.87% -11.11% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £30,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,250 £77,500 £70,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £36,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.45% -18.33% -10.89%

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 152,455 161,761 176,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,351 127,721 147,508
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for OSINT in the UK

OSINT
Top 6 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 21 September 2018. 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 33 £53,547 +33.87% 6
London +70 26 £53,547 -28.60% 3
UK excluding London +15 7 £45,000 +22.45% 3
South West - 5 £45,000 - 1
North of England +26 2 - -
North West +20 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 18 (51.43%) DV Cleared
1 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
1 18 (51.43%) Social Media
2 17 (48.57%) Python
2 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (45.71%) C
3 16 (45.71%) Visualisation
3 16 (45.71%) DevOps
3 16 (45.71%) Social Media Analysis
4 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (37.14%) Windows
5 12 (34.29%) Apache
5 12 (34.29%) Tomcat
5 12 (34.29%) Visual Studio
5 12 (34.29%) CSS
5 12 (34.29%) C#
5 12 (34.29%) C++
5 12 (34.29%) HTML
5 12 (34.29%) Java
5 12 (34.29%) Data Analysis
5 12 (34.29%) Software Engineering
5 12 (34.29%) Objective-C
5 12 (34.29%) API Development
5 12 (34.29%) Apache Spark
5 12 (34.29%) Apple Swift
5 12 (34.29%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (34.29%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
5 12 (34.29%) HTML5
5 12 (34.29%) Docker

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 12 (34.29%) Apache
1 12 (34.29%) Apache Spark
1 12 (34.29%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (34.29%) GlassFish
1 12 (34.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (34.29%) Hadoop
2 4 (11.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (34.29%) Git (software)
1 12 (34.29%) Jenkins
1 12 (34.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.86%) Burp Suite
2 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (14.29%) Law
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Software Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Consultant
3 4 (11.43%) Security Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Java Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) JavaScript Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Lead Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Objective-C Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Software Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.71%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Python Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (34.29%) CSS
1 12 (34.29%) CSS3
1 12 (34.29%) HTML
1 12 (34.29%) HTML5
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Social Media
2 8 (22.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (20.00%) NHS
4 3 (8.57%) Cybercrime
4 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Android
2 12 (34.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) DevOps
2 16 (45.71%) Social Media Analysis
2 16 (45.71%) Visualisation
3 12 (34.29%) API Development
3 12 (34.29%) Data Analysis
3 12 (34.29%) Data Science
3 12 (34.29%) Machine Learning
3 12 (34.29%) Software Engineering
3 12 (34.29%) Web Development
4 10 (28.57%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (25.71%) Coaching
5 9 (25.71%) Mentoring
6 8 (22.86%) Digital Forensics
6 8 (22.86%) Information Security
7 4 (11.43%) Data Management
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
7 4 (11.43%) Open Source
7 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) Python
2 16 (45.71%) C
3 13 (37.14%) JavaScript
4 12 (34.29%) Apple Swift
4 12 (34.29%) C#
4 12 (34.29%) C++
4 12 (34.29%) Java
4 12 (34.29%) Objective-C
5 4 (11.43%) Ruby
5 4 (11.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (51.43%) DV Cleared
1 18 (51.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CREST Certified
3 2 (5.71%) SANS
4 1 (2.86%) CEH
4 1 (2.86%) CHFI
4 1 (2.86%) CISA
4 1 (2.86%) CISM
4 1 (2.86%) CISSP
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) GCIH
4 1 (2.86%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) JSP 440
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (11.43%) EnCase
3 3 (8.57%) FTK
4 1 (2.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Cellebrite
1 7 (20.00%) Nuix
2 3 (8.57%) Fujitsu
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft