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

Threat Intelligence
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 902 885
Rank change year-on-year +56 -17 +166
Permanent jobs citing Threat Intelligence 363 313 425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 280 251 326
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% -
10th Percentile £38,175 £36,750 £38,625
90th Percentile £92,625 £91,250 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -8.70% +9.52% -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 158,353 161,102 183,079
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.68% 90.72% 90.01%
Number of salaries quoted 126,551 129,797 152,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,039 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 July 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 18 July 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 +37 335 £60,000 -4.00% 41
London +40 206 £65,000 - 18
UK excluding London +9 150 £52,500 -8.70% 23
North of England +26 43 £50,000 +28.62% 3
East of England +34 27 £44,750 -0.56% 5
Yorkshire +40 24 £50,000 -20.00%
South East -30 23 £55,000 -15.38% 9
Midlands +5 19 £52,500 +5.00% 3
North West +5 19 £52,396 +49.70% 3
South West -19 14 £62,500 +56.25% 3
West Midlands +16 12 £40,500 -19.00% 3
Wales - 10 £57,500 -
Scotland -16 9 £48,250 -29.56%
East Midlands - 5 £52,500 -
Isle of Man - 5 £55,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 261 (71.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 230 (63.36%) Cybersecurity
3 188 (51.79%) Information Security
4 142 (39.12%) CISSP
5 121 (33.33%) SIEM
6 118 (32.51%) Firewall
7 113 (31.13%) Security Operations
8 103 (28.37%) Degree
9 85 (23.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 83 (22.87%) CISM
10 83 (22.87%) Finance
11 77 (21.21%) Penetration Testing
12 66 (18.18%) Cyber Intelligence
13 63 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
13 63 (17.36%) CISA
14 62 (17.08%) Malware Analysis
14 62 (17.08%) Analytics
15 61 (16.80%) Network Security
15 61 (16.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 60 (16.53%) Cyberthreat
17 59 (16.25%) CEH
18 58 (15.98%) Security Cleared
19 57 (15.70%) Windows
20 56 (15.43%) Linux
21 55 (15.15%) Risk Management
22 52 (14.33%) Security Architecture
23 51 (14.05%) Microsoft
24 49 (13.50%) SANS
24 49 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
25 48 (13.22%) Cyber Kill Chain

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 (1.38%) Apache
2 4 (1.10%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (3.58%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (4.68%) Office 365
3 15 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.93%) SaaS
6 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 2 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 118 (32.51%) Firewall
2 61 (16.80%) Network Security
3 40 (11.02%) Intrusion Detection
3 40 (11.02%) TCP/IP
4 36 (9.92%) DNS
5 24 (6.61%) HTTP
5 24 (6.61%) WAN
6 21 (5.79%) VPN
7 17 (4.68%) IPsec
7 17 (4.68%) VLAN
8 15 (4.13%) VoIP
9 13 (3.58%) DWDM
9 13 (3.58%) HTTPS
9 13 (3.58%) SSL
9 13 (3.58%) VPLS
9 13 (3.58%) Wireless
9 13 (3.58%) Wireless Security
10 11 (3.03%) LAN
11 10 (2.75%) Internet
12 8 (2.20%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.38%) Big Data
1 5 (1.38%) Data Mining
2 4 (1.10%) Apache Hive
2 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.10%) Maltego
3 2 (0.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.28%) GIS
4 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.28%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 83 (22.87%) Finance
2 24 (6.61%) Banking
3 19 (5.23%) Legal
4 16 (4.41%) Retail
5 12 (3.31%) Law
6 11 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.48%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.38%) Welsh Language
9 4 (1.10%) French Language
9 4 (1.10%) German Language
9 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.10%) Italian Language
9 4 (1.10%) Local Government
9 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.83%) Brand Awareness
10 3 (0.83%) Marketing
10 3 (0.83%) Publishing
11 2 (0.55%) Games
11 2 (0.55%) Military
12 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 164 (45.18%) Analyst
2 114 (31.40%) Security Analyst
3 54 (14.88%) Senior Analyst
4 39 (10.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 39 (10.74%) Senior Security Analyst
5 35 (9.64%) Security Engineer
6 28 (7.71%) Security Manager
7 24 (6.61%) Architect
7 24 (6.61%) Security Architect
8 20 (5.51%) Information Analyst
8 20 (5.51%) Security Specialist
9 19 (5.23%) Information Security Analyst
9 19 (5.23%) Senior Architect
9 19 (5.23%) Senior Security Architect
10 18 (4.96%) Consultant
10 18 (4.96%) SOC Analyst
11 15 (4.13%) Cyber Intelligence Analyst
11 15 (4.13%) Information Manager
11 15 (4.13%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
12 14 (3.86%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.10%) SailPoint
2 3 (0.83%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (0.55%) .NET
3 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.28%) CSS
4 1 (0.28%) CSS3
4 1 (0.28%) Django
4 1 (0.28%) HTML
4 1 (0.28%) HTML5
4 1 (0.28%) jQuery
4 1 (0.28%) ModSecurity
4 1 (0.28%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (16.53%) Cyberthreat
3 48 (13.22%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 39 (10.74%) Computer Science
5 33 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
6 31 (8.54%) Management Information System
7 25 (6.89%) Cyberattack
8 18 (4.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 18 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (3.86%) Analytical Mindset
10 11 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
11 7 (1.93%) Cybercrime
11 7 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (1.38%) CESG
12 5 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.38%) Virtual Team
13 4 (1.10%) BYOD
13 4 (1.10%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
15 1 (0.28%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 57 (15.70%) Windows
2 56 (15.43%) Linux
3 41 (11.29%) Unix
4 7 (1.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (1.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.38%) AIX
6 5 (1.38%) CentOS
6 5 (1.38%) HPUX
6 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.38%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.83%) Kali Linux
7 3 (0.83%) Solaris
8 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (71.90%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
2 230 (63.36%) Cybersecurity
3 188 (51.79%) Information Security
4 121 (33.33%) SIEM
5 113 (31.13%) Security Operations
6 85 (23.42%) Vulnerability Management
7 77 (21.21%) Penetration Testing
8 66 (18.18%) Cyber Intelligence
9 62 (17.08%) Analytics
9 62 (17.08%) Malware Analysis
10 55 (15.15%) Risk Management
11 52 (14.33%) Security Architecture
12 49 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (10.19%) Security Management
13 37 (10.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 36 (9.92%) Security Testing
15 32 (8.82%) Data Loss Prevention
16 28 (7.71%) Incident Management
17 27 (7.44%) ITIL
18 25 (6.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (4.96%) Python
2 10 (2.75%) JavaScript
3 9 (2.48%) C
4 8 (2.20%) C++
5 7 (1.93%) SQL
5 7 (1.93%) VB
6 6 (1.65%) Perl
7 5 (1.38%) Assembly Language
7 5 (1.38%) Java
8 4 (1.10%) Ruby
9 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.55%) VBA
10 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.28%) C#
10 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 142 (39.12%) CISSP
2 103 (28.37%) Degree
3 83 (22.87%) CISM
4 63 (17.36%) CISA
5 59 (16.25%) CEH
6 58 (15.98%) Security Cleared
7 49 (13.50%) SANS
8 43 (11.85%) GIAC
8 43 (11.85%) SC Cleared
9 37 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (7.44%) GCIH
11 21 (5.79%) CCNA
12 19 (5.23%) CRISC
13 18 (4.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 18 (4.96%) CompTIA Security+
14 17 (4.68%) GCIA
15 16 (4.41%) CCSP
15 16 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (3.86%) CREST Certified
17 13 (3.58%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (16.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (6.61%) PCI DSS
3 17 (4.68%) GDPR
4 11 (3.03%) COBIT
5 5 (1.38%) ISO 14001
5 5 (1.38%) ISO 9001
5 5 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (1.38%) SLA
6 4 (1.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.55%) GPG13
8 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 13 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.83%) ProxySG
3 3 (0.83%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (7.71%) Nessus
2 11 (3.03%) QRadar
3 10 (2.75%) Nexpose
4 9 (2.48%) Nmap
5 8 (2.20%) RSA Security Analytics
6 6 (1.65%) CASB
6 6 (1.65%) CSIRT
7 4 (1.10%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 4 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.28%) FTK
Vendors
1 51 (14.05%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.74%) Cisco
3 31 (8.54%) Splunk
4 27 (7.44%) Qualys
5 23 (6.34%) CheckPoint
6 21 (5.79%) Juniper
7 17 (4.68%) LogRhythm
8 15 (4.13%) ArcSight
9 14 (3.86%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (3.58%) Symantec
11 12 (3.31%) Intel
11 12 (3.31%) McAfee
12 8 (2.20%) Darktrace
13 7 (1.93%) AlienVault
14 6 (1.65%) Palo Alto
14 6 (1.65%) VMware
15 5 (1.38%) Forcepoint
15 5 (1.38%) HP
15 5 (1.38%) Sun