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

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 799 908 863
Rank change year-on-year +109 -45 +143
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 372 282 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 283 222 333
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.54% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £91,250 £80,600
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -9.09%

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 152,455 161,761 176,787
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.03% 91.55% 90.89%
Number of salaries quoted 121,351 127,721 147,508
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 September 2018.

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 21 September 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 +108 342 £57,500 -11.54% 67
UK excluding London +116 194 £55,000 - 40
London +58 169 £64,500 -0.77% 29
East of England +64 54 £40,000 - 7
South East -3 40 £55,000 -15.38% 13
Midlands +48 35 £57,500 +35.29% 10
North of England +40 30 £52,500 +31.25% 5
West Midlands +27 18 £40,000 -5.88% 9
Yorkshire +36 15 £53,750 -14.00% 4
North West +26 15 £52,448 +49.85% 1
East Midlands - 15 £57,500 - 1
South West -25 13 £62,500 +56.25% 3
Scotland +7 9 £55,000 -16.03% 2
Wales - 8 £60,000 -
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 274 (73.66%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 243 (65.32%) Cybersecurity
3 195 (52.42%) Information Security
4 177 (47.58%) CISSP
5 162 (43.55%) SIEM
6 142 (38.17%) Firewall
7 136 (36.56%) Security Operations
8 101 (27.15%) Analytical Skills
9 100 (26.88%) Cyber Intelligence
10 96 (25.81%) Analytics
11 88 (23.66%) Cyberthreat
12 86 (23.12%) Risk Management
12 86 (23.12%) Problem-Solving
13 85 (22.85%) Degree
14 83 (22.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
15 82 (22.04%) Vulnerability Management
16 76 (20.43%) SANS
17 75 (20.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 74 (19.89%) CEH
19 73 (19.62%) Windows
20 70 (18.82%) Malware Analysis
21 69 (18.55%) CISM
22 68 (18.28%) Penetration Testing
23 66 (17.74%) Intrusion Detection
24 65 (17.47%) Cisco Certification
25 63 (16.94%) Microsoft
25 63 (16.94%) Linux
25 63 (16.94%) Splunk
26 61 (16.40%) Data Loss Prevention
27 58 (15.59%) CISA

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 3 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.27%) IIS
2 1 (0.27%) nginx
Applications
1 14 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.42%) Office 365
3 8 (2.15%) SaaS
4 5 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.08%) IaaS
5 4 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (38.17%) Firewall
2 66 (17.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 48 (12.90%) Network Security
4 42 (11.29%) Wireshark
5 36 (9.68%) TCP/IP
6 29 (7.80%) DNS
7 23 (6.18%) HTTP
8 20 (5.38%) WAN
9 17 (4.57%) LAN
10 16 (4.30%) Internet
10 16 (4.30%) SSL
10 16 (4.30%) VPN
11 9 (2.42%) IPsec
12 6 (1.61%) VLAN
12 6 (1.61%) VoIP
13 5 (1.34%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.34%) MPLS
13 5 (1.34%) SMTP
14 4 (1.08%) DWDM
14 4 (1.08%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.61%) Big Data
1 6 (1.61%) Data Mining
2 4 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.81%) MySQL
3 3 (0.81%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.27%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.27%) GIS
5 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.27%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (1.08%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.54%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 57 (15.32%) Finance
2 51 (13.71%) Retail
3 19 (5.11%) Banking
4 18 (4.84%) Legal
5 13 (3.49%) Law
6 11 (2.96%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.42%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.34%) French Language
8 5 (1.34%) Welsh Language
9 4 (1.08%) German Language
9 4 (1.08%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.81%) Brand Awareness
10 3 (0.81%) Military
10 3 (0.81%) Publishing
11 2 (0.54%) Marketing
12 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.27%) Russian Language
12 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.27%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 190 (51.08%) Analyst
2 108 (29.03%) Security Analyst
3 51 (13.71%) Senior Analyst
4 37 (9.95%) Senior Security Analyst
4 37 (9.95%) SOC Analyst
5 32 (8.60%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 32 (8.60%) SIEM Analyst
6 31 (8.33%) Security Engineer
7 28 (7.53%) SOC Engineer
8 24 (6.45%) Information Analyst
8 24 (6.45%) Information Security Analyst
9 20 (5.38%) SIEM Engineer
10 18 (4.84%) Architect
10 18 (4.84%) Security Architect
10 18 (4.84%) Security Specialist
11 17 (4.57%) Consultant
11 17 (4.57%) Cyber Intelligence Analyst
11 17 (4.57%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
12 15 (4.03%) Security Manager
13 14 (3.76%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.81%) .NET
2 2 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (0.54%) Guava
2 2 (0.54%) Hibernate
2 2 (0.54%) Middleware
2 2 (0.54%) Node.js
2 2 (0.54%) SOAP
2 2 (0.54%) Spring
2 2 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (0.27%) CSS3
3 1 (0.27%) Django
3 1 (0.27%) Flask
3 1 (0.27%) HTML5
3 1 (0.27%) jQuery
3 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 101 (27.15%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (23.66%) Cyberthreat
3 83 (22.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 55 (14.78%) Self-Motivation
5 46 (12.37%) Computer Science
6 44 (11.83%) Management Information System
7 43 (11.56%) Security Operations Centre
8 22 (5.91%) Cyber Defence
9 17 (4.57%) Cyberattack
10 11 (2.96%) Analytical Mindset
11 10 (2.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (2.42%) Cybercrime
13 5 (1.34%) CESG
13 5 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (1.08%) BYOD
14 4 (1.08%) Data Centre
14 4 (1.08%) PMI
14 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
15 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
15 3 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 73 (19.62%) Windows
2 63 (16.94%) Linux
3 41 (11.02%) Unix
4 14 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (2.96%) CentOS
5 11 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.69%) Windows Server
6 10 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (2.42%) AIX
7 9 (2.42%) HPUX
7 9 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.42%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.08%) Kali Linux
8 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.08%) Solaris
9 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (73.66%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 243 (65.32%) Cybersecurity
3 195 (52.42%) Information Security
4 162 (43.55%) SIEM
5 136 (36.56%) Security Operations
6 100 (26.88%) Cyber Intelligence
7 96 (25.81%) Analytics
8 86 (23.12%) Problem-Solving
8 86 (23.12%) Risk Management
9 82 (22.04%) Vulnerability Management
10 70 (18.82%) Malware Analysis
11 68 (18.28%) Penetration Testing
12 61 (16.40%) Data Loss Prevention
13 48 (12.90%) Reverse Engineering
14 45 (12.10%) Security Architecture
15 44 (11.83%) Event Correlation
16 43 (11.56%) Threat Detection
17 40 (10.75%) Mentoring
18 39 (10.48%) Security Management
19 37 (9.95%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.57%) Python
2 11 (2.96%) SQL
3 9 (2.42%) Java
4 8 (2.15%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.15%) Perl
5 5 (1.34%) VBA
6 4 (1.08%) Assembly Language
6 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.81%) Ruby
8 2 (0.54%) C++
8 2 (0.54%) Java 8
8 2 (0.54%) PHP
8 2 (0.54%) R
8 2 (0.54%) VB
9 1 (0.27%) C
9 1 (0.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 177 (47.58%) CISSP
2 85 (22.85%) Degree
3 76 (20.43%) SANS
4 74 (19.89%) CEH
5 69 (18.55%) CISM
6 65 (17.47%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (15.59%) CISA
8 50 (13.44%) Security Cleared
9 47 (12.63%) GIAC
10 46 (12.37%) GCIH
11 41 (11.02%) GCIA
12 40 (10.75%) SC Cleared
13 36 (9.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 36 (9.68%) CCSP
13 36 (9.68%) SSCP
14 34 (9.14%) MCSE
14 34 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 33 (8.87%) CCNA
16 32 (8.60%) CCNP
16 32 (8.60%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (20.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (9.41%) GDPR
3 31 (8.33%) PCI DSS
4 18 (4.84%) COBIT
5 9 (2.42%) SLA
6 7 (1.88%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.61%) GPG13
7 6 (1.61%) ISO 14001
8 5 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.54%) PMO
11 1 (0.27%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 14 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.08%) Snort
4 3 (0.81%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 42 (11.29%) RSA Security Analytics
2 15 (4.03%) Nessus
3 12 (3.23%) QRadar
3 12 (3.23%) Stealthwatch
4 9 (2.42%) Nexpose
5 7 (1.88%) CSIRT
5 7 (1.88%) Nmap
6 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.08%) OpenVAS
7 3 (0.81%) CASB
7 3 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (0.54%) WSUS
9 1 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.27%) Kibana
9 1 (0.27%) SELinux
9 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (16.94%) Microsoft
1 63 (16.94%) Splunk
2 48 (12.90%) Symantec
3 45 (12.10%) Cisco
4 40 (10.75%) Red Hat
5 30 (8.06%) Qualys
6 29 (7.80%) VMware
7 23 (6.18%) CheckPoint
7 23 (6.18%) LogRhythm
8 21 (5.65%) ArcSight
9 15 (4.03%) AlienVault
9 15 (4.03%) Intel
10 14 (3.76%) McAfee
11 12 (3.23%) Darktrace
12 10 (2.69%) Juniper
13 9 (2.42%) Palo Alto
14 8 (2.15%) Sun
15 7 (1.88%) Forcepoint
16 6 (1.61%) HP
16 6 (1.61%) WorldPay