Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Threat Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Threat Analysis over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Threat Analysis
UK
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1060 1042 1080
Rank change year-on-year -18 +38 +103
Permanent jobs citing Threat Analysis 135 139 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.081% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.084% 0.089% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 81 127 200
UK median annual salary £50,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £42,000 £43,650
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £82,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £58,750 £70,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -16.07% +16.67% +23.08%

Threat 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 161,094 155,531 184,376
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.85% 90.42% 89.95%
Number of salaries quoted 130,584 127,997 153,140
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Threat Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Threat Analysis in the UK

Threat Analysis
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Threat Analysis in the UK

Threat Analysis
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Threat Analysis over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Threat Analysis in the UK

Threat Analysis
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Threat Analysis within the UK over the 6 months to 19 April 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 +13 133 £52,500 -16.00% 7
London +26 96 £50,000 -20.00% 6
UK excluding London -40 39 £58,750 -16.07% 2
South East -45 17 £62,500 -24.24%
Midlands +3 10 £44,250 -20.27%
East of England -8 8 £64,500 -
West Midlands -13 8 £44,250 -20.27%
North of England +3 2 £65,000 +282.35%
North West -22 2 £65,000 +282.35%
East Midlands - 2 £52,500 -
Wales - 2 £32,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT jobs citing Threat 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 Threat Analysis.

1 76 (56.30%) Information Security
2 56 (41.48%) SIEM
3 53 (39.26%) Firewall
4 44 (32.59%) Windows
5 43 (31.85%) Cybersecurity
5 43 (31.85%) Security Operations
6 41 (30.37%) Degree
7 39 (28.89%) Linux
8 38 (28.15%) Risk Management
8 38 (28.15%) Computer Science
9 35 (25.93%) Cyberthreat
10 34 (25.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 33 (24.44%) Finance
12 31 (22.96%) Network Security
13 29 (21.48%) Self-Motivation
14 28 (20.74%) C
14 28 (20.74%) CISSP
15 27 (20.00%) Management Information System
15 27 (20.00%) GIAC
15 27 (20.00%) GCIH
15 27 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
16 26 (19.26%) Analytical Skills
17 25 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
17 25 (18.52%) Security Monitoring
18 23 (17.04%) Nessus
18 23 (17.04%) Unix
18 23 (17.04%) Vulnerability Management
19 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
20 20 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
21 19 (14.07%) QRadar

Threat 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 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.48%) SaaS
2 2 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.74%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 53 (39.26%) Firewall
2 31 (22.96%) Network Security
3 17 (12.59%) TCP/IP
4 14 (10.37%) Intrusion Detection
5 9 (6.67%) Internet
6 7 (5.19%) DNS
7 6 (4.44%) SMTP
8 5 (3.70%) SSL
9 4 (2.96%) BGP
9 4 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.96%) IPsec
9 4 (2.96%) LAN
9 4 (2.96%) NetScreen
9 4 (2.96%) OSPF
9 4 (2.96%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (2.96%) VPN
9 4 (2.96%) WAN
10 2 (1.48%) VLAN
11 1 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) MySQL
2 2 (1.48%) Big Data
2 2 (1.48%) GIS
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (24.44%) Finance
2 10 (7.41%) Retail
3 8 (5.93%) Automotive
3 8 (5.93%) Banking
3 8 (5.93%) Games
3 8 (5.93%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.48%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (48.89%) Analyst
2 43 (31.85%) Security Analyst
3 20 (14.81%) SOC Analyst
4 16 (11.85%) Consultant
4 16 (11.85%) Security Consultant
5 13 (9.63%) Architect
5 13 (9.63%) Incident Analyst
5 13 (9.63%) Junior
6 12 (8.89%) Security Incident Analyst
7 11 (8.15%) Junior Analyst
7 11 (8.15%) Network Consultant
7 11 (8.15%) Network Security Consultant
7 11 (8.15%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
8 10 (7.41%) Security Architect
9 9 (6.67%) Junior Security Analyst
9 9 (6.67%) Security Engineer
9 9 (6.67%) Security Specialist
10 8 (5.93%) CISSP Analyst
10 8 (5.93%) IT Analyst
10 8 (5.93%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) Apache Flex
2 2 (1.48%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.74%) .NET
3 1 (0.74%) LAMP
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.15%) Computer Science
2 35 (25.93%) Cyberthreat
3 29 (21.48%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 26 (19.26%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
7 8 (5.93%) Infotainment
8 6 (4.44%) Mobile App
8 6 (4.44%) PKI
9 4 (2.96%) Fintech
10 3 (2.22%) Cyber Defence
10 3 (2.22%) Cyberattack
10 3 (2.22%) Smart Meter
10 3 (2.22%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.74%) Cybercrime
11 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 44 (32.59%) Windows
2 39 (28.89%) Linux
3 23 (17.04%) Unix
4 6 (4.44%) Kali Linux
5 2 (1.48%) Android
5 2 (1.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (56.30%) Information Security
2 56 (41.48%) SIEM
3 43 (31.85%) Cybersecurity
3 43 (31.85%) Security Operations
4 38 (28.15%) Risk Management
5 34 (25.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 27 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
7 25 (18.52%) Risk Assessment
7 25 (18.52%) Security Monitoring
8 23 (17.04%) Vulnerability Management
9 19 (14.07%) SDLC
10 18 (13.33%) Remediation Plan
11 17 (12.59%) Incident Management
11 17 (12.59%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (11.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
12 15 (11.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 14 (10.37%) Information Assurance
14 13 (9.63%) Regulatory Compliance
15 12 (8.89%) Open Source
16 11 (8.15%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.74%) C
2 11 (8.15%) Java
3 10 (7.41%) C++
4 9 (6.67%) PHP
5 6 (4.44%) Objective-C
5 6 (4.44%) Perl
5 6 (4.44%) Python
6 5 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.48%) C#
8 1 (0.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (30.37%) Degree
2 28 (20.74%) CISSP
3 27 (20.00%) GCIH
3 27 (20.00%) GIAC
4 22 (16.30%) Security Cleared
5 16 (11.85%) GCIA
6 15 (11.11%) CEH
7 14 (10.37%) GSEC
8 12 (8.89%) CISA
9 10 (7.41%) CCNA
9 10 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (6.67%) CCNP
10 9 (6.67%) CISM
10 9 (6.67%) OSCP
11 7 (5.19%) SANS
12 6 (4.44%) CREST Certified
12 6 (4.44%) SC Cleared
13 5 (3.70%) CHECK Team Member
14 4 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (2.22%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.85%) COBIT
2 13 (9.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.63%) PCI DSS
3 7 (5.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (2.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (5.93%) Snort
3 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (17.04%) Nessus
2 19 (14.07%) QRadar
3 16 (11.85%) CSIRT
4 10 (7.41%) RSA enVision
5 3 (2.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (11.85%) Oracle
2 15 (11.11%) BeyondTrust
3 14 (10.37%) ArcSight
4 13 (9.63%) Splunk
5 7 (5.19%) Cisco
5 7 (5.19%) Juniper
5 7 (5.19%) Palo Alto
6 4 (2.96%) LogRhythm
6 4 (2.96%) Qualys
7 3 (2.22%) AlienVault
7 3 (2.22%) F5
7 3 (2.22%) FireEye
7 3 (2.22%) Forcepoint
7 3 (2.22%) Sourcefire
7 3 (2.22%) WorldPay
8 2 (1.48%) BT
8 2 (1.48%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.48%) NEC
8 2 (1.48%) Nokia
8 2 (1.48%) Remedy