Period
to 22 October 2017

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 22 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 899 880 994
Rank change year-on-year -19 +114 +197
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 288 371 309
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 227 321 265
UK median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,500 £37,500 £42,500
90th Percentile £92,750 £80,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +2.33%

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 156751 169256 193744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.94% 89.24% 88.61%
Number of salaries quoted 123378 140808 159309
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,354 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.01% - +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 22 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Top 12 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 22 October 2017. 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 -19 269 £62,500 +4.17% 4
London +40 162 £65,000 +4.00% 1
UK excluding London -73 113 £55,000 +10.00% 4
South East 0 41 £63,250 +1.20% 1
South West +28 33 £40,000 +8.11% 1
North of England -36 16 £40,000 -20.00% 1
North West -47 9 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Midlands +26 8 £42,500 -5.56%
East of England +10 8 £53,713 +16.77%
West Midlands +5 8 £42,500 -5.56%
Yorkshire +7 7 £62,500 +25.00%
Scotland -35 7 £65,500 +31.00% 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, 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.

1 219 (76.04%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 165 (57.29%) Information Security
3 161 (55.90%) Cybersecurity
4 131 (45.49%) SIEM
5 107 (37.15%) Firewall
6 89 (30.90%) Security Operations
7 80 (27.78%) Finance
8 77 (26.74%) GIAC
9 75 (26.04%) CISSP
10 73 (25.35%) Network Security
10 73 (25.35%) Malware Analysis
11 59 (20.49%) Cyberthreat
11 59 (20.49%) Penetration Testing
12 58 (20.14%) Security Architecture
13 57 (19.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 53 (18.40%) Incident Management
14 53 (18.40%) SANS
14 53 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
15 52 (18.06%) Management Information System
16 50 (17.36%) Cisco
17 49 (17.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 49 (17.01%) Analytics
18 46 (15.97%) TCP/IP
18 46 (15.97%) GCIH
19 45 (15.63%) Windows
20 44 (15.28%) CISM
21 42 (14.58%) CREST Certified
22 41 (14.24%) Security Cleared
23 40 (13.89%) Linux
24 39 (13.54%) Risk Management

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 4 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 107 (37.15%) Firewall
2 73 (25.35%) Network Security
3 46 (15.97%) TCP/IP
4 31 (10.76%) DNS
5 30 (10.42%) Internet
6 24 (8.33%) HTTP
7 20 (6.94%) DHCP
7 20 (6.94%) SMTP
8 18 (6.25%) tcpdump
8 18 (6.25%) Wireshark
9 16 (5.56%) LAN
10 15 (5.21%) SSL
10 15 (5.21%) WAN
11 14 (4.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (4.17%) FTP
12 12 (4.17%) LDAP
12 12 (4.17%) Telnet
13 6 (2.08%) Wireless
14 5 (1.74%) VLAN
14 5 (1.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.82%) Big Data
2 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Burp Suite
2 2 (0.69%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.35%) IDA Disassembler
3 1 (0.35%) OllyDbg
3 1 (0.35%) WinDbg
General
1 80 (27.78%) Finance
2 10 (3.47%) Retail
3 9 (3.13%) Legal
4 7 (2.43%) Law
5 5 (1.74%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.74%) Banking
5 5 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.04%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.69%) French Language
7 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Arabic Language
8 1 (0.35%) Billing
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) iGaming
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 122 (42.36%) Analyst
2 82 (28.47%) Security Analyst
3 40 (13.89%) SOC Analyst
4 33 (11.46%) Senior Analyst
5 30 (10.42%) Consultant
6 29 (10.07%) Information Analyst
6 29 (10.07%) Information Security Analyst
7 22 (7.64%) Architect
7 22 (7.64%) Security Architect
8 21 (7.29%) Security Consultant
9 19 (6.60%) Operations Analyst
9 19 (6.60%) Security Engineer
9 19 (6.60%) Security Operations Analyst
10 18 (6.25%) Senior Security Analyst
11 15 (5.21%) Security Manager
12 14 (4.86%) Head of Security
13 13 (4.51%) Cyberthreat Manager
13 13 (4.51%) Head of Operations
13 13 (4.51%) Incident Manager
14 12 (4.17%) Cisco Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.72%) Web Services
2 3 (1.04%) ModSecurity
3 2 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.35%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.35%) Ajax
4 1 (0.35%) HTML
4 1 (0.35%) JSON
4 1 (0.35%) POSIX
4 1 (0.35%) REST
4 1 (0.35%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.35%) SOAP
4 1 (0.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (20.49%) Cyberthreat
2 53 (18.40%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (18.06%) Management Information System
4 37 (12.85%) Cyber Attack
5 35 (12.15%) Cyber Defence
6 18 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (4.17%) Reinsurance
8 11 (3.82%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.43%) Cybercrime
10 5 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.39%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.39%) Social Media
12 3 (1.04%) Machine to Machine
13 2 (0.69%) Blog
13 2 (0.69%) Clustering
13 2 (0.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.69%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.69%) NHS
14 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 45 (15.63%) Windows
2 40 (13.89%) Linux
3 11 (3.82%) Unix
4 6 (2.08%) VMS
5 2 (0.69%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (76.04%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 165 (57.29%) Information Security
3 161 (55.90%) Cybersecurity
4 131 (45.49%) SIEM
5 89 (30.90%) Security Operations
6 73 (25.35%) Malware Analysis
7 59 (20.49%) Penetration Testing
8 58 (20.14%) Security Architecture
9 53 (18.40%) Incident Management
10 49 (17.01%) Analytics
10 49 (17.01%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 39 (13.54%) Risk Management
12 34 (11.81%) ITIL
13 31 (10.76%) Identity Access Management
14 30 (10.42%) Threat Detection
15 29 (10.07%) Data Analysis
16 27 (9.38%) Security Monitoring
17 26 (9.03%) Deep Packet Inspection
17 26 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 25 (8.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.68%) Python
2 15 (5.21%) Perl
2 15 (5.21%) SQL
3 12 (4.17%) PHP
4 11 (3.82%) Bash Shell
4 11 (3.82%) Java
5 9 (3.13%) C
5 9 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.39%) C#
6 4 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 77 (26.74%) GIAC
2 75 (26.04%) CISSP
3 53 (18.40%) SANS
4 46 (15.97%) GCIH
5 44 (15.28%) CISM
6 42 (14.58%) CREST Certified
7 41 (14.24%) Security Cleared
8 36 (12.50%) CEH
9 34 (11.81%) SC Cleared
10 28 (9.72%) CISA
10 28 (9.72%) DV Cleared
11 26 (9.03%) Degree
12 24 (8.33%) GCIA
13 19 (6.60%) SSCP
14 12 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (4.17%) GSEC
15 11 (3.82%) CCNP
16 10 (3.47%) CompTIA Security+
16 10 (3.47%) Security+ Certification
17 9 (3.13%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (19.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.21%) NIST 800
3 12 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.74%) ISO 22301
4 5 (1.74%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.04%) COBIT
7 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (6.94%) Snort
2 16 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.82%) ProxySG
4 6 (2.08%) Firmware
5 5 (1.74%) Active Directory
6 4 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.35%) Docker
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (5.21%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 15 (5.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 15 (5.21%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (4.51%) CSIRT
3 11 (3.82%) FTK
4 8 (2.78%) Nessus
5 6 (2.08%) Nmap
6 5 (1.74%) FortiGate
6 5 (1.74%) QRadar
7 2 (0.69%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.35%) Ansible
Vendors
1 50 (17.36%) Cisco
2 36 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 30 (10.42%) Blue Coat
4 27 (9.38%) ArcSight
5 21 (7.29%) Palo Alto
6 20 (6.94%) Darktrace
7 18 (6.25%) LogRhythm
7 18 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 16 (5.56%) FireEye
8 16 (5.56%) McAfee
9 15 (5.21%) Dell
10 14 (4.86%) Splunk
11 12 (4.17%) Juniper
12 6 (2.08%) HP
12 6 (2.08%) Qualys
12 6 (2.08%) SolarWinds
12 6 (2.08%) Symantec
13 5 (1.74%) GENBAND
13 5 (1.74%) Google
13 5 (1.74%) Oracle