Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Open-source intelligence (OSINT)
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1183 1152 1258
Rank change year-on-year -31 +106 +52
Permanent jobs citing OSINT 14 39 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.022% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.009% 0.024% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 18
UK median annual salary £63,750 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.50% - -1.96%
10th Percentile £51,288 £31,750 £32,200
90th Percentile £78,200 £77,500 £76,025
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £33,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +86.57% -25.56% +20.00%

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 157,849 161,235 182,922
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.67% 90.75% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 126,086 129,822 152,126
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,056 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.92% +3.28% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for OSINT in the UK

OSINT
Top 7 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 19 July 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 -23 10 £62,500 +25.00% 2
London +13 7 £62,500 +4.17% 2
UK excluding London +5 5 £62,500 +86.57%
North West +17 2 - -
North of England -1 2 - -
Scotland -18 2 - -
South East -12 1 £62,500 +56.25%

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 6 (42.86%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Analytics
4 5 (35.71%) Digital Forensics
5 4 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) Task Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
6 3 (21.43%) Actionable Insight
6 3 (21.43%) CISA
6 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
6 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 3 (21.43%) Banking
6 3 (21.43%) CEH
6 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 3 (21.43%) Finance
6 3 (21.43%) iPhone
6 3 (21.43%) Metasploit
6 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
6 3 (21.43%) CHFI
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
6 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Malware Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Burp Suite
6 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat

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 1 (7.14%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Burp Suite
1 3 (21.43%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Security Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Forensic Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Cybersecurity Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Cyberthreat Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Head of Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) Security Incident Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Social Media Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Hunter
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (21.43%) iPhone
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Social Media
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Analytics
3 5 (35.71%) Digital Forensics
4 4 (28.57%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 4 (28.57%) Threat Intelligence
5 3 (21.43%) Actionable Insight
5 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
5 3 (21.43%) Malware Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
5 3 (21.43%) Task Automation
5 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (21.43%) Wealth Management
6 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
6 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) SIEM
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CEH
1 3 (21.43%) CHFI
1 3 (21.43%) CISA
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) CREST Certified
2 2 (14.29%) SANS
3 1 (7.14%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) GCIH
3 1 (7.14%) GIAC
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) EnCase
1 1 (7.14%) FTK
1 1 (7.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cellebrite
1 2 (14.29%) Nuix
1 2 (14.29%) Splunk
2 1 (7.14%) Arqiva