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

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 839 861 994
Rank change year-on-year +22 +133 +125
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 379 320 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 276 253 215
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £91,875 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +15.79%

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 161,258 154,906 183,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.84% 90.43% 89.94%
Number of salaries quoted 130,650 127,515 152,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,127 £27,875 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +5.66%

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 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Threat Intelligence in the UK

Threat Intelligence
Top 14 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 April 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 +19 344 £55,000 -8.33% 25
London -5 198 £67,500 +8.00% 14
UK excluding London +1 166 £50,000 - 14
South East 0 46 £55,000 -9.09% 5
North of England -5 40 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +31 22 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Midlands +2 22 £50,000 - 1
East of England -10 19 £77,500 +72.22%
West Midlands -4 18 £50,000 - 1
South West -7 18 £55,000 +4.76% 1
North West -13 18 £52,396 +38.81% 1
Scotland -32 18 £28,000 -20.00% 1
Wales - 4 £43,750 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 264 (69.66%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 239 (63.06%) Cybersecurity
3 178 (46.97%) Information Security
4 157 (41.42%) CISSP
5 153 (40.37%) SIEM
6 142 (37.47%) Security Operations
7 132 (34.83%) Firewall
8 109 (28.76%) Degree
9 90 (23.75%) Finance
10 85 (22.43%) Vulnerability Management
11 81 (21.37%) Linux
11 81 (21.37%) CEH
12 77 (20.32%) Security Architecture
12 77 (20.32%) Network Security
13 75 (19.79%) Cyberthreat
14 72 (19.00%) Penetration Testing
15 69 (18.21%) Analytics
16 65 (17.15%) CISM
17 64 (16.89%) Risk Management
17 64 (16.89%) GIAC
18 62 (16.36%) Security Cleared
18 62 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
19 59 (15.57%) Windows
20 58 (15.30%) TCP/IP
21 50 (13.19%) Security Management
21 50 (13.19%) Security Operations Centre
22 47 (12.40%) Cyberattack
22 47 (12.40%) Cyber Intelligence
23 45 (11.87%) SC Cleared
23 45 (11.87%) DNS

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 9 (2.37%) IIS
2 8 (2.11%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.58%) OpenStack
4 5 (1.32%) Apache
5 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.80%) Office 365
3 20 (5.28%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (3.43%) SaaS
5 11 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.58%) IaaS
6 6 (1.58%) PaaS
7 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 132 (34.83%) Firewall
2 77 (20.32%) Network Security
3 58 (15.30%) TCP/IP
4 45 (11.87%) DNS
5 37 (9.76%) Intrusion Detection
6 31 (8.18%) HTTP
7 25 (6.60%) VoIP
8 22 (5.80%) VLAN
8 22 (5.80%) VPN
8 22 (5.80%) WAN
9 21 (5.54%) Wireless
10 19 (5.01%) DWDM
10 19 (5.01%) HTTPS
10 19 (5.01%) IPsec
10 19 (5.01%) SSL
10 19 (5.01%) VPLS
10 19 (5.01%) Wireless Security
11 17 (4.49%) Internet
12 12 (3.17%) SMTP
12 12 (3.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.11%) Hadoop
2 7 (1.85%) Big Data
3 4 (1.06%) Apache Hive
3 4 (1.06%) Maltego
4 2 (0.53%) Blockchain
4 2 (0.53%) GIS
5 1 (0.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 90 (23.75%) Finance
2 19 (5.01%) Law
3 13 (3.43%) Banking
3 13 (3.43%) Games
4 12 (3.17%) Legal
5 11 (2.90%) Retail
6 8 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.85%) Marketing
8 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.32%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.06%) German Language
9 4 (1.06%) Local Government
9 4 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 156 (41.16%) Analyst
2 103 (27.18%) Security Analyst
3 54 (14.25%) Security Engineer
4 41 (10.82%) Consultant
5 37 (9.76%) Security Consultant
6 31 (8.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 30 (7.92%) SOC Analyst
8 29 (7.65%) Senior Analyst
9 27 (7.12%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
10 24 (6.33%) Security Manager
11 21 (5.54%) Information Analyst
11 21 (5.54%) Senior Security Analyst
12 20 (5.28%) Information Security Analyst
12 20 (5.28%) Security Specialist
13 18 (4.75%) IT Consultant
13 18 (4.75%) IT Security Consultant
13 18 (4.75%) SIEM Consultant
14 17 (4.49%) Architect
14 17 (4.49%) Security Architect
15 16 (4.22%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.85%) LDAP
2 6 (1.58%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.06%) SailPoint
4 2 (0.53%) ModSecurity
4 2 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.26%) .NET
5 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.26%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) Django
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.26%) REST
5 1 (0.26%) RESTful
5 1 (0.26%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 75 (19.79%) Cyberthreat
2 62 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (13.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 47 (12.40%) Cyberattack
5 40 (10.55%) Management Information System
6 24 (6.33%) Computer Science
7 22 (5.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (5.01%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 16 (4.22%) Cyber Defence
9 16 (4.22%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.32%) Cybercrime
11 5 (1.32%) Fintech
12 4 (1.06%) PKI
12 4 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.79%) BYOD
13 3 (0.79%) CESG
13 3 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
14 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 81 (21.37%) Linux
2 59 (15.57%) Windows
3 41 (10.82%) Unix
4 5 (1.32%) Kali Linux
5 3 (0.79%) CentOS
5 3 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.53%) AIX
6 2 (0.53%) HPUX
6 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
7 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (69.66%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 239 (63.06%) Cybersecurity
3 178 (46.97%) Information Security
4 153 (40.37%) SIEM
5 142 (37.47%) Security Operations
6 85 (22.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 77 (20.32%) Security Architecture
8 72 (19.00%) Penetration Testing
9 69 (18.21%) Analytics
10 64 (16.89%) Risk Management
11 50 (13.19%) Security Management
12 47 (12.40%) Cyber Intelligence
13 43 (11.35%) Malware Analysis
13 43 (11.35%) Security Monitoring
14 39 (10.29%) Security Testing
15 38 (10.03%) Data Analytics
15 38 (10.03%) Use Case
16 36 (9.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
17 32 (8.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 29 (7.65%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.33%) Python
2 18 (4.75%) C
3 12 (3.17%) SQL
4 11 (2.90%) Ruby
5 10 (2.64%) Perl
6 6 (1.58%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.58%) C++
6 6 (1.58%) VB
7 5 (1.32%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.06%) Java
8 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.79%) PHP
10 1 (0.26%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.26%) Go
10 1 (0.26%) Scala
10 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 157 (41.42%) CISSP
2 109 (28.76%) Degree
3 81 (21.37%) CEH
4 65 (17.15%) CISM
5 64 (16.89%) GIAC
6 62 (16.36%) Security Cleared
7 45 (11.87%) SC Cleared
8 38 (10.03%) GCIH
9 35 (9.23%) CISA
9 35 (9.23%) CompTIA Security+
10 29 (7.65%) SANS
11 24 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (5.80%) SSCP
13 20 (5.28%) GSEC
14 19 (5.01%) CREST Certified
15 18 (4.75%) DV Cleared
16 13 (3.43%) CCNA
16 13 (3.43%) CCNP
17 11 (2.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
17 11 (2.90%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (11.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (7.92%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.49%) COBIT
4 7 (1.85%) GPG13
5 6 (1.58%) GDPR
6 4 (1.06%) COSO
6 4 (1.06%) QA
7 3 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (5.54%) Snort
2 12 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.53%) Firmware
6 1 (0.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 32 (8.44%) Nessus
2 8 (2.11%) CASB
2 8 (2.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 7 (1.85%) CSIRT
3 7 (1.85%) QRadar
4 6 (1.58%) Nexpose
5 4 (1.06%) Nmap
6 3 (0.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
6 3 (0.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (0.79%) RSA Security Analytics
6 3 (0.79%) Suricata
7 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.26%) Ansible
8 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.26%) FTK
8 1 (0.26%) Packer
8 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (9.76%) Cisco
2 34 (8.97%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.44%) Splunk
4 27 (7.12%) CheckPoint
5 25 (6.60%) Juniper
5 25 (6.60%) Qualys
6 23 (6.07%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (5.54%) Intel
8 15 (3.96%) VMware
9 14 (3.69%) LogRhythm
10 13 (3.43%) ArcSight
11 7 (1.85%) IBM
11 7 (1.85%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.58%) Google
12 6 (1.58%) Netskope
12 6 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.32%) McAfee
14 4 (1.06%) Fortinet
14 4 (1.06%) Symantec
15 3 (0.79%) TippingPoint