Threat Intelligence
UK

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 546 502 571
Rank change year-on-year -44 +69 -21
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 315 657 721
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.59% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.61% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 188 178 230
10th Percentile £38,750 £42,500 £41,250
25th Percentile £47,500 £55,313 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £68,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.76% +4.62% +8.33%
75th Percentile £70,000 £91,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £101,250 £103,750 £92,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +5.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 71,817 107,039 135,025
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.23% 95.57% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 53,056 64,206 82,276
10th Percentile £29,440 £34,514 £33,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +5.77% +9.47%

Threat Intelligence
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Threat Intelligence.

Salary trend for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Threat Intelligence over the 6 months to 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England -86 230 £60,000 -13.29% 88
UK excluding London -43 208 £52,500 -12.50% 51
Work from Home -2 170 £62,500 -8.09% 39
London +39 81 £67,500 -20.59% 34
Scotland +16 58 £47,557 -26.84% 3
North of England +57 57 £50,000 -16.67% 23
South West -24 45 £62,500 +25.00% 5
South East -51 33 £60,500 +3.42% 10
Yorkshire +96 31 £55,000 -20.08% 6
North West +21 19 £50,000 -6.54% 16
West Midlands +71 9 £33,225 -51.14% 1
Midlands +60 9 £33,225 -51.14% 7
North East +8 7 £42,500 -3.41% 1
Wales +4 4 £56,250 -13.46% 1
East of England +41 2 £57,500 +27.78% 2

Threat Intelligence
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (7.62%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.27%) Confluence
3 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Exchange
5 1 (0.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) JBoss
5 1 (0.32%) nginx
5 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 74 (23.49%) SaaS
2 65 (20.63%) Azure
3 57 (18.10%) AWS
4 46 (14.60%) Microsoft 365
5 28 (8.89%) GCP
6 23 (7.30%) Amazon S3
6 23 (7.30%) Amazon SQS
6 23 (7.30%) Google Docs
6 23 (7.30%) Lucidchart
6 23 (7.30%) Miro
6 23 (7.30%) Slack
7 17 (5.40%) Entra ID
8 13 (4.13%) Azure Sentinel
9 12 (3.81%) IaaS
9 12 (3.81%) PaaS
10 5 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Purview
11 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 70 (22.22%) Firewall
2 35 (11.11%) Network Security
3 24 (7.62%) Intrusion Detection
4 22 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 18 (5.71%) DNS
6 17 (5.40%) HTTP
6 17 (5.40%) SMTP
7 15 (4.76%) Internet
7 15 (4.76%) SSL
8 11 (3.49%) VPN
9 4 (1.27%) 5G
9 4 (1.27%) GSM
9 4 (1.27%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.95%) tcpdump
10 3 (0.95%) WAN
10 3 (0.95%) Wireless
10 3 (0.95%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.63%) DMZ
11 2 (0.63%) LAN
12 1 (0.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.62%) Big Data
1 24 (7.62%) Hadoop
2 23 (7.30%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (7.30%) Redis
2 23 (7.30%) Scylla
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) Flink
3 1 (0.32%) HBase
3 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.32%) Power BI
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (1.59%) JIRA
2 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.63%) Git
4 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.32%) JUnit
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 130 (41.27%) Social Skills
2 78 (24.76%) Finance
3 44 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (10.48%) Legal
5 27 (8.57%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 17 (5.40%) Banking
7 16 (5.08%) Military
8 15 (4.76%) Marketing
9 14 (4.44%) Law
9 14 (4.44%) Telecoms
10 11 (3.49%) Retail
11 6 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (1.90%) Public Sector
12 5 (1.59%) Games
13 4 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
13 4 (1.27%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (1.27%) International Banking
14 2 (0.63%) Electronics
14 2 (0.63%) Publishing
15 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 116 (36.83%) Analyst
2 60 (19.05%) Senior
3 48 (15.24%) Security Analyst
4 37 (11.75%) Principal Engineer
4 37 (11.75%) SOC Analyst
5 33 (10.48%) Principal Software Engineer
5 33 (10.48%) Software Engineer
6 28 (8.89%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 25 (7.94%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
8 21 (6.67%) Security Manager
9 20 (6.35%) Senior Analyst
10 17 (5.40%) Lead
10 17 (5.40%) Risk Manager
10 17 (5.40%) Security Engineer
11 15 (4.76%) Alliance Manager
11 15 (4.76%) Consultant
11 15 (4.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence Manager
11 15 (4.76%) Cyber Threat Manager
11 15 (4.76%) Threat Intelligence Manager
12 14 (4.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.62%) Kafka
2 23 (7.30%) GraphQL
3 7 (2.22%) Web Services
4 6 (1.90%) Middleware
5 2 (0.63%) EDI
5 2 (0.63%) Sass
6 1 (0.32%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (0.32%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 68 (21.59%) Cyber Threat
2 48 (15.24%) Security Operations Centre
3 38 (12.06%) Management Information System
4 26 (8.25%) Cyberattack
5 24 (7.62%) Algorithms
6 23 (7.30%) Data Structures
7 21 (6.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 17 (5.40%) Security Posture
9 16 (5.08%) Cyber Defence
10 15 (4.76%) Cloud Native
11 13 (4.13%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (2.86%) Virtual Team
13 7 (2.22%) Insider Threat
13 7 (2.22%) Operational Technology
14 6 (1.90%) Cybercrime
15 5 (1.59%) Mainframe
16 4 (1.27%) Analytical Mindset
16 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
16 4 (1.27%) PKI
16 4 (1.27%) SWIFT Messaging Network
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.40%) Windows
2 61 (19.37%) Linux
3 22 (6.98%) Mac OS X
3 22 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.76%) Unix
5 9 (2.86%) Mac OS
6 7 (2.22%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.95%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.32%) Android
8 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.32%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (90.48%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 249 (79.05%) Cybersecurity
3 160 (50.79%) Incident Response
4 133 (42.22%) Security Operations
5 119 (37.78%) SIEM
6 81 (25.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 76 (24.13%) Information Security
8 64 (20.32%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (18.10%) MITRE ATT&CK
10 53 (16.83%) Cyber Intelligence
11 48 (15.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 41 (13.02%) Software Engineering
13 39 (12.38%) Roadmaps
14 37 (11.75%) Agile
15 36 (11.43%) Actionable Insight
15 36 (11.43%) Computer Security
15 36 (11.43%) Data Science
16 35 (11.11%) Incident Management
16 35 (11.11%) Risk Management
17 34 (10.79%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.70%) Python
2 29 (9.21%) Java
3 25 (7.94%) Go
4 24 (7.62%) Bash
4 24 (7.62%) Scala
5 9 (2.86%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.95%) SQL
7 1 (0.32%) C#
7 1 (0.32%) C++
7 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.32%) Kusto Query Language
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 58 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.87%) Degree
3 47 (14.92%) SC Cleared
4 42 (13.33%) CISSP
5 34 (10.79%) GIAC
6 32 (10.16%) CISM
7 19 (6.03%) CREST Certified
8 17 (5.40%) CRISC
9 15 (4.76%) GCIA
9 15 (4.76%) GCIH
10 14 (4.44%) GREM
11 12 (3.81%) DV Cleared
12 11 (3.49%) CEH
13 10 (3.17%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (2.22%) CISA
15 6 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
15 6 (1.90%) GSEC
15 6 (1.90%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (19.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 62 (19.68%) NIST
2 32 (10.16%) GDPR
3 31 (9.84%) Cyber Essentials
4 27 (8.57%) PCI DSS
5 15 (4.76%) COBIT
6 14 (4.44%) NCSC
7 10 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 9 (2.86%) GRC
9 6 (1.90%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 6 (1.90%) QA
10 5 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (1.27%) HIPAA
11 4 (1.27%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.95%) Firmware
3 3 (0.95%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.32%) Docker
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) Snort
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (8.89%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.86%) Ansible
2 9 (2.86%) CASB
2 9 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (1.90%) QRadar
4 4 (1.27%) CSIRT
4 4 (1.27%) Progress Chef
4 4 (1.27%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.27%) vRealize
4 4 (1.27%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 3 (0.95%) SELinux
6 2 (0.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.32%) Nessus
7 1 (0.32%) Rancher
7 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 66 (20.95%) Dell
2 60 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 24 (7.62%) Google
4 23 (7.30%) Splunk
5 11 (3.49%) CrowdStrike
6 9 (2.86%) IBM
6 9 (2.86%) Intel
6 9 (2.86%) Qualys
7 5 (1.59%) CheckPoint
7 5 (1.59%) Cisco
7 5 (1.59%) Citrix
7 5 (1.59%) VMware
8 4 (1.27%) Alibaba
8 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.95%) McAfee
9 3 (0.95%) SolarWinds
10 2 (0.63%) CA
10 2 (0.63%) EMC
10 2 (0.63%) Facebook
10 2 (0.63%) Tripwire