Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 778 891 843
Rank change year-on-year +113 -48 +177
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 377 308 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 270 237 340
UK median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,125 £34,688 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%

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 146,532 163,828 172,685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.12% 91.48% 90.94%
Number of salaries quoted 116,434 129,547 143,637
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Top 16 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 18 November 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 +117 344 £57,500 -4.17% 57
UK excluding London +111 214 £55,000 - 41
London +34 148 £65,000 - 30
East of England +90 65 £40,000 -25.53% 4
South East +36 48 £55,000 - 6
North of England +48 41 £55,000 +49.69% 4
Midlands +48 34 £57,500 - 9
North West +24 21 £58,250 +66.43% 2
Yorkshire +43 18 £52,500 +5.80% 2
East Midlands +14 18 £57,500 - 4
Scotland 0 15 £51,000 +50.00% 9
West Midlands +44 14 £40,000 -37.25% 5
South West +7 8 £49,500 +23.75% 4
Wales - 2 £60,000 - 4
North East - 2 £55,772 -
Isle of Man - 1 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 302 (80.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 255 (67.64%) Cybersecurity
3 178 (47.21%) Information Security
4 172 (45.62%) SIEM
5 168 (44.56%) CISSP
6 140 (37.14%) Security Operations
7 129 (34.22%) Firewall
8 123 (32.63%) Cyberthreat
9 117 (31.03%) Cyber Intelligence
10 101 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
11 98 (25.99%) Analytics
12 88 (23.34%) Problem-Solving
13 86 (22.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 80 (21.22%) CEH
14 80 (21.22%) Penetration Testing
15 79 (20.95%) Risk Management
15 79 (20.95%) Splunk
16 77 (20.42%) SANS
17 76 (20.16%) Vulnerability Management
18 72 (19.10%) Linux
19 71 (18.83%) Degree
20 70 (18.57%) Windows
21 64 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
21 64 (16.98%) Malware Analysis
22 61 (16.18%) Intrusion Detection
22 61 (16.18%) Security Operations Centre
23 58 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
24 55 (14.59%) GCIH
24 55 (14.59%) Symantec
25 54 (14.32%) CISM

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 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.27%) IIS
2 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.59%) Office 365
3 5 (1.33%) SaaS
4 4 (1.06%) IaaS
4 4 (1.06%) PaaS
5 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 129 (34.22%) Firewall
2 61 (16.18%) Intrusion Detection
3 48 (12.73%) Wireshark
4 46 (12.20%) Network Security
5 29 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.37%) DNS
7 18 (4.77%) HTTP
8 15 (3.98%) Internet
8 15 (3.98%) SSL
8 15 (3.98%) WAN
9 14 (3.71%) LAN
10 12 (3.18%) VPN
11 11 (2.92%) SMTP
12 7 (1.86%) FTP
13 6 (1.59%) Sourcefire
14 5 (1.33%) MPLS
15 4 (1.06%) IPsec
16 3 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
16 3 (0.80%) Cisco Firepower
16 3 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.12%) Big Data
1 8 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (1.59%) MySQL
3 5 (1.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.80%) Neo4j
5 2 (0.53%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.53%) Redis
5 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.27%) HBase
6 1 (0.27%) Maltego
6 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.86%) Maven
3 4 (1.06%) SonarQube
4 3 (0.80%) Metasploit
5 2 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 54 (14.32%) Retail
2 40 (10.61%) Finance
3 15 (3.98%) Banking
4 12 (3.18%) Law
5 9 (2.39%) Legal
6 7 (1.86%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.33%) French Language
8 4 (1.06%) German Language
8 4 (1.06%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.80%) Brand Awareness
9 3 (0.80%) Military
10 2 (0.53%) Marketing
10 2 (0.53%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.53%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.27%) Games
11 1 (0.27%) Russian Language
11 1 (0.27%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 168 (44.56%) Analyst
2 86 (22.81%) Security Analyst
3 39 (10.34%) SOC Analyst
4 38 (10.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 33 (8.75%) Security Engineer
6 28 (7.43%) SOC Engineer
7 27 (7.16%) Senior Analyst
8 23 (6.10%) SIEM Analyst
9 21 (5.57%) Consultant
10 20 (5.31%) SIEM Engineer
11 19 (5.04%) Senior Security Analyst
12 17 (4.51%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
13 16 (4.24%) Information Analyst
13 16 (4.24%) Information Security Analyst
14 15 (3.98%) Architect
14 15 (3.98%) Auditor
14 15 (3.98%) IT Auditor
14 15 (3.98%) Security Architect
14 15 (3.98%) Security Specialist
15 14 (3.71%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.86%) Spring
2 6 (1.59%) Guava
2 6 (1.59%) Hibernate
3 4 (1.06%) .NET
4 2 (0.53%) Flask
4 2 (0.53%) JSON
4 2 (0.53%) Middleware
4 2 (0.53%) Node.js
4 2 (0.53%) SOAP
4 2 (0.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.27%) CSS3
5 1 (0.27%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.27%) REST
5 1 (0.27%) SpaCy
5 1 (0.27%) TensorFlow
5 1 (0.27%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 123 (32.63%) Cyberthreat
2 101 (26.79%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (22.81%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 61 (16.18%) Security Operations Centre
5 58 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (10.34%) Computer Science
7 34 (9.02%) Management Information System
8 33 (8.75%) Cyber Defence
9 27 (7.16%) Cyberattack
10 9 (2.39%) Virtual Team
11 8 (2.12%) Analytical Mindset
12 7 (1.86%) Cybercrime
12 7 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (1.06%) NHS
13 4 (1.06%) PMI
14 2 (0.53%) Blog
14 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.53%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (19.10%) Linux
2 70 (18.57%) Windows
3 32 (8.49%) Unix
4 12 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (2.39%) CentOS
5 9 (2.39%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.59%) AIX
8 6 (1.59%) HPUX
8 6 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.59%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.33%) Kali Linux
10 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.06%) Solaris
11 3 (0.80%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (80.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 255 (67.64%) Cybersecurity
3 178 (47.21%) Information Security
4 172 (45.62%) SIEM
5 140 (37.14%) Security Operations
6 117 (31.03%) Cyber Intelligence
7 98 (25.99%) Analytics
8 88 (23.34%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (21.22%) Penetration Testing
10 79 (20.95%) Risk Management
11 76 (20.16%) Vulnerability Management
12 64 (16.98%) Malware Analysis
13 51 (13.53%) Data Loss Prevention
14 49 (13.00%) Event Correlation
15 46 (12.20%) Security Architecture
16 44 (11.67%) Incident Management
17 43 (11.41%) Threat Detection
18 42 (11.14%) Mentoring
19 41 (10.88%) Reverse Engineering
20 35 (9.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.43%) Python
2 19 (5.04%) Java
3 14 (3.71%) Perl
4 13 (3.45%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.92%) SQL
6 10 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.65%) Ruby
7 5 (1.33%) Java 8
7 5 (1.33%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.33%) R
7 5 (1.33%) VBA
8 3 (0.80%) Assembly Language
8 3 (0.80%) C#
9 2 (0.53%) PHP
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 168 (44.56%) CISSP
2 80 (21.22%) CEH
3 77 (20.42%) SANS
4 71 (18.83%) Degree
5 64 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (14.59%) GCIH
7 54 (14.32%) CISM
8 53 (14.06%) GCIA
9 51 (13.53%) CISA
10 43 (11.41%) Security Cleared
11 40 (10.61%) GREM
12 38 (10.08%) CCNA
13 36 (9.55%) SC Cleared
14 35 (9.28%) GCFA
15 34 (9.02%) GSEC
16 32 (8.49%) GIAC
17 30 (7.96%) SSCP
18 28 (7.43%) GCFE
19 27 (7.16%) MCSE
19 27 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (14.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (8.22%) PCI DSS
3 26 (6.90%) GDPR
4 15 (3.98%) COBIT
5 8 (2.12%) SLA
6 6 (1.59%) GPG13
7 5 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.80%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.53%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.53%) PMO
11 1 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.27%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 7 (1.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.59%) Snort
3 3 (0.80%) Docker
3 3 (0.80%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (12.47%) RSA Security Analytics
2 24 (6.37%) Stealthwatch
3 20 (5.31%) QRadar
4 16 (4.24%) CSIRT
5 12 (3.18%) Nessus
6 7 (1.86%) Terraform
7 4 (1.06%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.06%) Nexpose
7 4 (1.06%) OpenVAS
7 4 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.06%) Puppet
8 3 (0.80%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.80%) CASB
8 3 (0.80%) Nmap
8 3 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.53%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.53%) Kibana
9 2 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (20.95%) Splunk
2 55 (14.59%) Symantec
3 47 (12.47%) Microsoft
4 39 (10.34%) Cisco
4 39 (10.34%) Qualys
5 33 (8.75%) CheckPoint
6 31 (8.22%) Red Hat
7 29 (7.69%) ArcSight
8 28 (7.43%) LogRhythm
9 26 (6.90%) VMware
10 14 (3.71%) AlienVault
11 13 (3.45%) Darktrace
11 13 (3.45%) Palo Alto
12 10 (2.65%) Intel
13 7 (1.86%) Juniper
13 7 (1.86%) McAfee
14 6 (1.59%) Sun
15 5 (1.33%) Blue Coat
15 5 (1.33%) HP
15 5 (1.33%) SolarWinds