Period
to 16 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Threat Intelligence skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Threat Intelligence over the 6 months to 16 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 731 830 865
Rank change year-on-year +99 +35 +163
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 401 390 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.24% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 290 283 268
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £36,500 £31,250 £37,179
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -9.09%

Threat Intelligence 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 138,127 161,659 160,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.83% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 108,885 131,262 132,258
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% -

Threat Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Threat Intelligence over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Threat Intelligence within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 +85 353 £60,000 +4.35% 77
UK excluding London +104 218 £57,500 +15.00% 47
London -5 152 £65,000 -3.70% 38
South East +51 63 £60,000 +9.09% 8
East of England +79 57 £38,000 -1.75% 8
Midlands +63 48 £60,000 +20.00% 7
West Midlands +41 30 £60,000 +20.00% 4
North of England +42 29 £61,500 +36.67% 7
East Midlands +46 24 £60,000 +4.35% 3
Scotland +10 16 £52,250 +86.61% 4
North West +27 15 £61,500 +23.00% 6
Yorkshire +33 12 £57,500 +27.78% 1
South West -3 9 £52,500 +23.53% 9
Wales - 2 £52,500 - 4
North East - 2 £55,772 -

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, IT jobs citing Threat Intelligence 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 Intelligence.

1 313 (78.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 253 (63.09%) Cybersecurity
3 184 (45.89%) SIEM
3 184 (45.89%) Information Security
4 159 (39.65%) CISSP
5 123 (30.67%) Security Operations
6 117 (29.18%) Firewall
7 113 (28.18%) Cyberthreat
8 103 (25.69%) Cyber Intelligence
9 86 (21.45%) Linux
10 81 (20.20%) CEH
11 79 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
11 79 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
12 77 (19.20%) Risk Management
13 76 (18.95%) Analytics
14 75 (18.70%) Vulnerability Management
15 74 (18.45%) Finance
16 69 (17.21%) Windows
16 69 (17.21%) Incident Management
16 69 (17.21%) Degree
17 67 (16.71%) Splunk
18 65 (16.21%) SANS
19 64 (15.96%) Security Operations Centre
19 64 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
20 62 (15.46%) CREST Certified
20 62 (15.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
21 56 (13.97%) CISM
22 53 (13.22%) Symantec
23 51 (12.72%) Management Information System
23 51 (12.72%) Microsoft

Threat Intelligence
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 5 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (0.50%) IIS
3 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.73%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.74%) PaaS
4 9 (2.24%) Office 365
5 2 (0.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 117 (29.18%) Firewall
2 49 (12.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 38 (9.48%) Network Security
4 34 (8.48%) Wireshark
5 23 (5.74%) TCP/IP
6 21 (5.24%) DNS
7 19 (4.74%) SSL
8 16 (3.99%) Internet
8 16 (3.99%) VPN
9 13 (3.24%) SMTP
10 12 (2.99%) FTP
10 12 (2.99%) LAN
11 11 (2.74%) WAN
12 10 (2.49%) HTTP
13 7 (1.75%) Sourcefire
14 5 (1.25%) IPsec
15 2 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.50%) MPLS
15 2 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
16 1 (0.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.24%) Big Data
2 10 (2.49%) Blockchain
3 9 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.25%) MySQL
4 5 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.00%) Neo4j
6 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.75%) Redis
7 2 (0.50%) Maltego
8 1 (0.25%) HBase
8 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.74%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.74%) Maven
3 6 (1.50%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.25%) JIRA
5 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
General
1 74 (18.45%) Finance
2 40 (9.98%) Retail
3 18 (4.49%) Banking
4 17 (4.24%) Legal
5 10 (2.49%) Law
6 8 (2.00%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.50%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 146 (36.41%) Analyst
2 85 (21.20%) Security Analyst
3 47 (11.72%) Security Engineer
4 39 (9.73%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 39 (9.73%) SOC Analyst
5 32 (7.98%) Security Manager
6 29 (7.23%) Consultant
6 29 (7.23%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (5.74%) Penetration Tester
7 23 (5.74%) Tester
8 22 (5.49%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 22 (5.49%) Senior Tester
9 21 (5.24%) Security Penetration Tester
9 21 (5.24%) Security Tester
10 20 (4.99%) Senior Security Analyst
11 16 (3.99%) IT Manager
12 15 (3.74%) Information Manager
12 15 (3.74%) Information Security Manager
13 14 (3.49%) Incident Analyst
13 14 (3.49%) Threat Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.24%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (1.75%) Spring
3 6 (1.50%) Guava
3 6 (1.50%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.75%) .NET
4 3 (0.75%) Flask
5 2 (0.50%) JSON
5 2 (0.50%) Middleware
5 2 (0.50%) Node.js
5 2 (0.50%) SOAP
5 2 (0.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.50%) Web Services
6 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.25%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) Sass
6 1 (0.25%) SpaCy
6 1 (0.25%) TensorFlow
6 1 (0.25%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 113 (28.18%) Cyberthreat
2 79 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (15.96%) Security Operations Centre
4 62 (15.46%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 51 (12.72%) Management Information System
6 41 (10.22%) Cyberattack
7 39 (9.73%) Self-Motivation
8 24 (5.99%) Cyber Defence
9 22 (5.49%) Virtual Team
10 13 (3.24%) PKI
11 12 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.75%) CESG
13 5 (1.25%) Blog
13 5 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
13 5 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.25%) SCADA
14 3 (0.75%) Cybercrime
14 3 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.75%) Fintech
14 3 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 86 (21.45%) Linux
2 69 (17.21%) Windows
3 32 (7.98%) Unix
4 11 (2.74%) CentOS
5 10 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.00%) Kali Linux
6 8 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.75%) AIX
7 7 (1.75%) HPUX
7 7 (1.75%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.75%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.25%) Solaris
9 4 (1.00%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.25%) VMS
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (78.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 253 (63.09%) Cybersecurity
3 184 (45.89%) Information Security
3 184 (45.89%) SIEM
4 123 (30.67%) Security Operations
5 103 (25.69%) Cyber Intelligence
6 79 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
7 77 (19.20%) Risk Management
8 76 (18.95%) Analytics
9 75 (18.70%) Vulnerability Management
10 69 (17.21%) Incident Management
11 64 (15.96%) Penetration Testing
12 47 (11.72%) Malware Analysis
13 45 (11.22%) Security Architecture
14 38 (9.48%) Ethical Hacking
15 37 (9.23%) Threat Detection
16 36 (8.98%) Data Loss Prevention
16 36 (8.98%) Security Monitoring
17 35 (8.73%) Digital Forensics
17 35 (8.73%) Event Correlation
Programming Languages
1 28 (6.98%) Python
2 27 (6.73%) Java
3 17 (4.24%) Bash Shell
3 17 (4.24%) Perl
4 12 (2.99%) Ruby
5 11 (2.74%) SQL
6 10 (2.49%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.24%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.50%) R
9 5 (1.25%) Java 8
10 2 (0.50%) C#
10 2 (0.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.25%) C
Qualifications
1 159 (39.65%) CISSP
2 81 (20.20%) CEH
3 69 (17.21%) Degree
4 65 (16.21%) SANS
5 62 (15.46%) CREST Certified
6 56 (13.97%) CISM
7 49 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (11.72%) GCIH
9 42 (10.47%) GIAC
10 41 (10.22%) GCIA
10 41 (10.22%) Security Cleared
11 39 (9.73%) GREM
12 34 (8.48%) CISA
13 29 (7.23%) GCFA
14 28 (6.98%) SC Cleared
15 25 (6.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 25 (6.23%) GSEC
16 24 (5.99%) CCNA
17 23 (5.74%) CESG Certified Professional
18 22 (5.49%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (12.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (5.74%) PCI DSS
3 19 (4.74%) GDPR
4 13 (3.24%) COBIT
5 8 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (1.00%) SLA
9 2 (0.50%) COSO
9 2 (0.50%) GPG13
9 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.25%) NIST 800
System Software
1 8 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (2.00%) Snort
2 4 (1.00%) Docker
2 4 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (7.98%) RSA Security Analytics
2 29 (7.23%) QRadar
3 27 (6.73%) CSIRT
4 17 (4.24%) Nessus
4 17 (4.24%) Stealthwatch
5 14 (3.49%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 11 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (2.74%) Terraform
7 7 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.75%) Puppet
8 6 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (1.25%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.75%) EnCase
11 3 (0.75%) Kibana
11 3 (0.75%) Nmap
12 2 (0.50%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.50%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (16.71%) Splunk
2 53 (13.22%) Symantec
3 51 (12.72%) Microsoft
4 31 (7.73%) Qualys
5 29 (7.23%) Red Hat
6 28 (6.98%) LogRhythm
7 27 (6.73%) ArcSight
7 27 (6.73%) Cisco
8 23 (5.74%) CheckPoint
9 20 (4.99%) VMware
10 11 (2.74%) CyberArk
10 11 (2.74%) Meraki
11 9 (2.24%) IBM
11 9 (2.24%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.50%) AlienVault
12 6 (1.50%) Sun
13 5 (1.25%) FireEye
13 5 (1.25%) Google
13 5 (1.25%) Oracle
13 5 (1.25%) SAP