Period
to 16 June 2021

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 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 625 566 749
Rank change year-on-year -59 +183 +97
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 331 318 386
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.38% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.41% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 209 197 288
10th Percentile £40,000 £38,250 £41,250
25th Percentile £48,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +16.07%
75th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £84,063
90th Percentile £98,000 £95,000 £97,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £58,500
% change year-on-year - -5.98% +17.00%

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 94,616 76,868 132,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.14% 92.34% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 66,184 61,769 105,222
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

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 16 June 2021.

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 16 June 2021. 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 -53 290 £65,000 +4.00% 42
UK excluding London -61 203 £55,000 - 30
London -35 108 £71,250 +1.79% 14
Work from Home -146 66 £75,000 -3.23% 7
North of England -15 58 £55,000 +10.00% 13
South East -5 57 £50,000 -4.76% 7
Midlands -53 33 £61,250 +15.57% 4
Yorkshire -22 30 £70,000 +27.27% 6
West Midlands -44 28 £60,000 +13.21% 2
North West -14 25 £55,000 +15.79% 7
Scotland -59 25 £46,000 -38.67% 1
South West -64 17 £55,000 -24.14% 3
East of England +2 14 £80,000 +23.08% 1
North East - 5 - -
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
Wales -9 1 £52,500 -14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, 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.

1 243 (73.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 210 (63.44%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (40.79%) Security Operations
4 134 (40.48%) Information Security
5 115 (34.74%) SIEM
6 109 (32.93%) Cyberthreat
7 94 (28.40%) Vulnerability Management
7 94 (28.40%) Social Skills
8 86 (25.98%) Azure
9 75 (22.66%) Cyber Intelligence
9 75 (22.66%) Penetration Testing
10 70 (21.15%) Finance
11 68 (20.54%) Firewall
12 67 (20.24%) AWS
13 64 (19.34%) CISSP
14 57 (17.22%) Microsoft
15 51 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
15 51 (15.41%) Security Cleared
16 50 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
17 47 (14.20%) Management Information System
17 47 (14.20%) Python
18 45 (13.60%) Intrusion Detection
19 44 (13.29%) Security Operations Centre
20 43 (12.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 40 (12.08%) Degree
22 38 (11.48%) Incident Management
22 38 (11.48%) Malware Analysis
23 36 (10.88%) PowerShell
24 35 (10.57%) Windows
24 35 (10.57%) Linux

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 2 (0.60%) IIS
2 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 86 (25.98%) Azure
2 67 (20.24%) AWS
3 25 (7.55%) GCP
3 25 (7.55%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (4.53%) SaaS
5 14 (4.23%) Azure Sentinel
6 8 (2.42%) OpenDNS
7 5 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.30%) IaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (20.54%) Firewall
2 45 (13.60%) Intrusion Detection
3 28 (8.46%) Network Security
4 19 (5.74%) Wireshark
5 17 (5.14%) VPN
6 13 (3.93%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.72%) HTTP
8 7 (2.11%) 802.11
8 7 (2.11%) SNMP
8 7 (2.11%) Wireless
9 5 (1.51%) Wireless Security
10 4 (1.21%) IPsec
11 3 (0.91%) DMZ
12 2 (0.60%) BGP
12 2 (0.60%) DNS
12 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.60%) Internet
12 2 (0.60%) LAN
12 2 (0.60%) SAN
12 2 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.30%) Data Lake
1 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
1 1 (0.30%) GIS
Development Applications
1 15 (4.53%) Metasploit
2 9 (2.72%) Burp Suite
3 4 (1.21%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 94 (28.40%) Social Skills
2 70 (21.15%) Finance
3 50 (15.11%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (7.85%) Legal
5 18 (5.44%) Manufacturing
5 18 (5.44%) Marketing
6 17 (5.14%) Law
6 17 (5.14%) Telecoms
7 16 (4.83%) Public Sector
8 12 (3.63%) Retail
9 11 (3.32%) Electronics
9 11 (3.32%) Publishing
10 10 (3.02%) Banking
11 9 (2.72%) Military
12 8 (2.42%) Aerospace
13 6 (1.81%) Organisational Skills
14 5 (1.51%) Games
14 5 (1.51%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
16 1 (0.30%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 124 (37.46%) Analyst
2 54 (16.31%) Security Analyst
3 38 (11.48%) Architect
3 38 (11.48%) Security Architect
4 35 (10.57%) Consultant
5 25 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (6.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 18 (5.44%) Security Engineer
7 18 (5.44%) Security Manager
8 17 (5.14%) Cloud Architect
8 17 (5.14%) Security Consultant
8 17 (5.14%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
9 15 (4.53%) Operations Analyst
10 14 (4.23%) Security Operations Analyst
10 14 (4.23%) Senior Security Analyst
11 13 (3.93%) Incident Analyst
12 12 (3.63%) Cyberthreat Analyst
12 12 (3.63%) SOC Analyst
12 12 (3.63%) Tester
13 11 (3.32%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.02%) Apache Flex
2 9 (2.72%) CGI
2 9 (2.72%) Web Services
3 8 (2.42%) REST
4 7 (2.11%) 802.1X
4 7 (2.11%) Middleware
4 7 (2.11%) OAuth
5 5 (1.51%) CSS
5 5 (1.51%) MobX
5 5 (1.51%) Node.js
5 5 (1.51%) React
5 5 (1.51%) Redux
5 5 (1.51%) RESTful
6 2 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.60%) OpenID
6 2 (0.60%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.60%) SAML
6 2 (0.60%) Spring
6 2 (0.60%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 109 (32.93%) Cyberthreat
2 47 (14.20%) Management Information System
3 44 (13.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 29 (8.76%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 25 (7.55%) Cyberattack
6 18 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
7 16 (4.83%) Public Cloud
8 14 (4.23%) Cyber Defence
8 14 (4.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 13 (3.93%) Mobile App
10 12 (3.63%) Social Media
11 9 (2.72%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (2.11%) Cybercrime
13 6 (1.81%) PKI
14 5 (1.51%) Blog
14 5 (1.51%) SCADA
15 2 (0.60%) Data Centre
15 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
16 1 (0.30%) BYOD
16 1 (0.30%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 35 (10.57%) Linux
1 35 (10.57%) Windows
2 15 (4.53%) Kali Linux
3 9 (2.72%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.42%) Unix
5 4 (1.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (73.41%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 210 (63.44%) Cybersecurity
3 135 (40.79%) Security Operations
4 134 (40.48%) Information Security
5 115 (34.74%) SIEM
6 94 (28.40%) Vulnerability Management
7 75 (22.66%) Cyber Intelligence
7 75 (22.66%) Penetration Testing
8 51 (15.41%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (11.48%) Incident Management
9 38 (11.48%) Malware Analysis
10 34 (10.27%) Open Source
11 32 (9.67%) Problem-Solving
12 31 (9.37%) Thought Leadership
13 30 (9.06%) Security Monitoring
14 28 (8.46%) Identity Access Management
15 27 (8.16%) Security Architecture
16 26 (7.85%) Asset Management
17 25 (7.55%) Digital Forensics
17 25 (7.55%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.20%) Python
2 36 (10.88%) PowerShell
3 18 (5.44%) C#
4 16 (4.83%) C
5 13 (3.93%) SQL
6 12 (3.63%) Bash Shell
6 12 (3.63%) C++
6 12 (3.63%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.02%) TypeScript
8 8 (2.42%) Java
8 8 (2.42%) VB
9 7 (2.11%) Lua
9 7 (2.11%) Ruby
10 5 (1.51%) PHP
10 5 (1.51%) VBScript
11 4 (1.21%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.30%) Go
12 1 (0.30%) Perl
12 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (19.34%) CISSP
2 51 (15.41%) Security Cleared
3 40 (12.08%) Degree
4 33 (9.97%) CISM
5 26 (7.85%) SC Cleared
6 23 (6.95%) CEH
7 21 (6.34%) OSCP
8 19 (5.74%) SANS
9 15 (4.53%) CISA
10 13 (3.93%) GCIH
11 11 (3.32%) CREST Certified
11 11 (3.32%) GCIA
12 10 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (2.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 9 (2.72%) GIAC
13 9 (2.72%) GXPN
14 8 (2.42%) GPEN
14 8 (2.42%) SSCP
15 7 (2.11%) GCFA
16 6 (1.81%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (12.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (10.57%) NIST
3 33 (9.97%) GDPR
4 15 (4.53%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (4.23%) PCI DSS
6 11 (3.32%) QA
7 10 (3.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (1.81%) COBIT
8 6 (1.81%) GRC
8 6 (1.81%) NCSC
9 5 (1.51%) GPG13
9 5 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (1.21%) HIPAA
10 4 (1.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 4 (1.21%) SLA
11 3 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.60%) SOC 2
13 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
13 1 (0.30%) NIST 800
System Software
1 30 (9.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.02%) Snort
3 9 (2.72%) Docker
4 8 (2.42%) Squid
5 4 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (9.06%) Nessus
2 9 (2.72%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 9 (2.72%) Nexpose
2 9 (2.72%) Nmap
3 8 (2.42%) Suricata
3 8 (2.42%) Terraform
4 6 (1.81%) CSIRT
5 5 (1.51%) EnCase
5 5 (1.51%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.60%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.30%) CASB
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.30%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.30%) QRadar
Vendors
1 57 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.16%) Cisco
3 23 (6.95%) Splunk
4 22 (6.65%) Google
5 20 (6.04%) Intel
6 19 (5.74%) Qualys
7 17 (5.14%) LogRhythm
8 13 (3.93%) Palo Alto
9 12 (3.63%) SAP
10 11 (3.32%) Carbon Black
10 11 (3.32%) CheckPoint
10 11 (3.32%) CrowdStrike
10 11 (3.32%) FireEye
11 9 (2.72%) Forcepoint
11 9 (2.72%) Symantec
12 8 (2.42%) Blue Coat
12 8 (2.42%) Zscaler
13 7 (2.11%) VMware
14 5 (1.51%) Citrix
15 4 (1.21%) Juniper