The demand for cyber risk specialists is forcing corporations to lift salaries

While Cyber ​​Threat Intelligence (CTI) has played a key role in the public sector for many years, growing private sector demand makes CTI one of the fastest growing cyber security markets.

These are some of the findings of a new Cyber ​​Threat Intelligence, UK Employment Market Report 2020 published by Trident Search, a specialist cybersecurity consultancy.

These results show that a lack of skilled CTI professionals not only increases salaries, but also forces end-user companies, consultancies and vendors to hire people from diverse backgrounds and less well-defined entry points.

Trident Search’s Cyber ​​Threat Intelligence Report

The report is based on a detailed survey of CTI professionals working in the public and private sectors. It shows that over 23% of respondents have a salary of £ 110,000 or more, while 37% of those employed in the industry are analysts with an average salary of £ 47,500.

End-user companies appear to have the most experienced teams in years, with over 37% for the highest salaries, compared with 20% for vendors and 18.6% for consulting firms.

Those responsible for filling CTI positions are increasingly looking for candidates with different backgrounds – especially from the areas of ex-military, law enforcement and education as well as IT specialists who are looking to switch to CTI. The survey found that 48% of CTI professionals in end-user organizations were former armed forces.

CTI is quickly becoming a “core component of mature IT security teams”.

Josh Keeley, Founder and Managing Director of Trident Search, commented, “CTI used to be seen as a luxury in the IT security departments of many companies and was often not included in cybersecurity strategies and defenses.”

Keeley, himself a former Royal Marine, added, “However, we saw very quickly that CTI has become a central part of mature IT security teams within organizations, which is driving demand.”

“The good news is that those who already work at CTI are very happy and most say they have no plans to leave the industry anytime soon.”

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