Period
to 21 January 2018

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

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 843 896 1010
Rank change year-on-year +53 +114 +154
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 344 287 277
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 248 232 209
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £91,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%

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 154,446 157,552 185,134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.85% 89.54% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,126 130,212 153,462
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 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 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Top 13 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 21 January 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 +60 307 £57,500 -4.17% 42
London +56 174 £67,500 +5.88% 24
UK excluding London -3 147 £50,000 - 17
South East +9 51 £55,000 -9.09% 4
South West +35 34 £42,500 -19.05% 1
North of England -21 27 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Scotland -44 15 £28,000 -44.00%
Yorkshire +23 14 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North West -32 13 £50,000 -9.09%
Midlands +27 12 £57,500 +21.05% 4
East of England +17 9 £62,575 +11.24% 4
West Midlands +1 8 £85,000 +78.95% 3
East Midlands +30 4 £57,500 +9.52% 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing Threat Intelligence also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Threat Intelligence.

1 254 (73.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 213 (61.92%) Cybersecurity
3 169 (49.13%) Information Security
4 160 (46.51%) SIEM
5 142 (41.28%) Security Operations
6 129 (37.50%) CISSP
7 108 (31.40%) Firewall
8 93 (27.03%) GIAC
9 79 (22.97%) Finance
10 74 (21.51%) CEH
11 73 (21.22%) Network Security
12 72 (20.93%) Security Architecture
13 70 (20.35%) Penetration Testing
14 69 (20.06%) Malware Analysis
14 69 (20.06%) Cyberthreat
15 67 (19.48%) Degree
16 60 (17.44%) TCP/IP
17 58 (16.86%) Linux
18 56 (16.28%) Analytics
19 55 (15.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 54 (15.70%) Risk Management
21 53 (15.41%) Vulnerability Management
22 52 (15.12%) Incident Management
23 51 (14.83%) CISM
24 50 (14.53%) Management Information System
24 50 (14.53%) GCIH
25 48 (13.95%) Security Cleared
25 48 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
25 48 (13.95%) Security Monitoring
26 47 (13.66%) Cyberattack

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 8 (2.33%) IIS
2 4 (1.16%) OpenStack
3 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.20%) Office 365
3 10 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.03%) SaaS
5 6 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.16%) IaaS
6 4 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 108 (31.40%) Firewall
2 73 (21.22%) Network Security
3 60 (17.44%) TCP/IP
4 39 (11.34%) DNS
5 32 (9.30%) HTTP
6 24 (6.98%) Internet
6 24 (6.98%) Intrusion Detection
7 19 (5.52%) tcpdump
7 19 (5.52%) Wireshark
8 17 (4.94%) DHCP
8 17 (4.94%) SMTP
8 17 (4.94%) WAN
9 15 (4.36%) SSL
9 15 (4.36%) VoIP
9 15 (4.36%) Wireless
10 12 (3.49%) VPN
11 11 (3.20%) FTP
11 11 (3.20%) HTTPS
11 11 (3.20%) Telnet
11 11 (3.20%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.33%) Big Data
2 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.58%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.29%) GIS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.29%) IDA Disassembler
2 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.29%) OllyDbg
2 1 (0.29%) WinDbg
General
1 79 (22.97%) Finance
2 21 (6.10%) Law
3 14 (4.07%) Legal
4 11 (3.20%) Games
4 11 (3.20%) Retail
5 5 (1.45%) Marketing
5 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.16%) German Language
7 2 (0.58%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.58%) Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 152 (44.19%) Analyst
2 104 (30.23%) Security Analyst
3 51 (14.83%) Consultant
4 41 (11.92%) Security Consultant
5 37 (10.76%) Information Analyst
5 37 (10.76%) Information Security Analyst
6 34 (9.88%) Senior Analyst
7 31 (9.01%) Security Engineer
7 31 (9.01%) SOC Analyst
8 23 (6.69%) Senior Security Analyst
8 23 (6.69%) SIEM Consultant
9 19 (5.52%) Architect
9 19 (5.52%) Security Architect
9 19 (5.52%) Security Specialist
10 18 (5.23%) Head of Security
10 18 (5.23%) IT Consultant
10 18 (5.23%) IT Security Consultant
11 17 (4.94%) Senior Consultant
12 15 (4.36%) Senior Security Consultant
13 14 (4.07%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.20%) LDAP
2 8 (2.33%) Web Services
3 3 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.87%) ModSecurity
4 2 (0.58%) HTML
4 2 (0.58%) Middleware
5 1 (0.29%) .NET
5 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.29%) Ajax
5 1 (0.29%) CSS
5 1 (0.29%) Django
5 1 (0.29%) JSON
5 1 (0.29%) POSIX
5 1 (0.29%) REST
5 1 (0.29%) RESTful
5 1 (0.29%) SOAP
5 1 (0.29%) WebSockets
5 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (20.06%) Cyberthreat
2 50 (14.53%) Management Information System
3 48 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (13.66%) Cyberattack
5 41 (11.92%) Security Operations Centre
6 24 (6.98%) Cyber Defence
7 16 (4.65%) Computer Science
8 11 (3.20%) Reinsurance
9 10 (2.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (2.03%) Cybercrime
11 6 (1.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.45%) Fintech
12 5 (1.45%) Smart Meter
13 4 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.87%) PKI
15 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
15 2 (0.58%) NHS
15 2 (0.58%) Social Media
15 2 (0.58%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.86%) Linux
2 45 (13.08%) Windows
3 16 (4.65%) Unix
4 6 (1.74%) VMS
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) CentOS
5 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (73.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 213 (61.92%) Cybersecurity
3 169 (49.13%) Information Security
4 160 (46.51%) SIEM
5 142 (41.28%) Security Operations
6 72 (20.93%) Security Architecture
7 70 (20.35%) Penetration Testing
8 69 (20.06%) Malware Analysis
9 56 (16.28%) Analytics
10 54 (15.70%) Risk Management
11 53 (15.41%) Vulnerability Management
12 52 (15.12%) Incident Management
13 48 (13.95%) Security Monitoring
14 46 (13.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 42 (12.21%) Use Case
16 35 (10.17%) Data Analytics
17 33 (9.59%) Security Management
18 28 (8.14%) ITIL
19 25 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
20 24 (6.98%) Data Loss Prevention
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.40%) Python
2 17 (4.94%) SQL
3 13 (3.78%) C
4 12 (3.49%) Perl
5 9 (2.62%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.33%) Ruby
7 7 (2.03%) PHP
8 3 (0.87%) C#
8 3 (0.87%) C++
8 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.29%) Go
9 1 (0.29%) Java
9 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.29%) Scala
9 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 129 (37.50%) CISSP
2 93 (27.03%) GIAC
3 74 (21.51%) CEH
4 67 (19.48%) Degree
5 51 (14.83%) CISM
6 50 (14.53%) GCIH
7 48 (13.95%) Security Cleared
8 44 (12.79%) SANS
9 36 (10.47%) SC Cleared
10 33 (9.59%) CREST Certified
11 32 (9.30%) CompTIA Security+
12 31 (9.01%) CISA
13 29 (8.43%) SSCP
14 23 (6.69%) GSEC
15 22 (6.40%) DV Cleared
15 22 (6.40%) GCIA
16 14 (4.07%) OSCP
17 8 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (2.33%) GCED
17 8 (2.33%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (15.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (6.98%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.78%) NIST 800
4 11 (3.20%) COBIT
5 7 (2.03%) GPG13
6 4 (1.16%) COSO
6 4 (1.16%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.87%) QA
8 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 22 (6.40%) Snort
2 14 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.74%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.87%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.58%) Firmware
7 1 (0.29%) Docker
7 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (4.65%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 16 (4.65%) Nessus
2 14 (4.07%) CSIRT
3 13 (3.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 13 (3.78%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (3.20%) FTK
5 5 (1.45%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 5 (1.45%) Nmap
5 5 (1.45%) QRadar
6 3 (0.87%) Nexpose
6 3 (0.87%) Suricata
7 1 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.29%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 39 (11.34%) Cisco
2 27 (7.85%) CheckPoint
3 22 (6.40%) Splunk
4 20 (5.81%) Microsoft
5 19 (5.52%) Blue Coat
6 18 (5.23%) ArcSight
7 16 (4.65%) FireEye
8 15 (4.36%) LogRhythm
9 14 (4.07%) Juniper
9 14 (4.07%) McAfee
10 13 (3.78%) Dell
10 13 (3.78%) Qualys
10 13 (3.78%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (3.78%) VMware
11 9 (2.62%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.74%) Intel
13 5 (1.45%) Google
14 4 (1.16%) Darktrace
14 4 (1.16%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.16%) IBM