Cyber intelligence officer | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Cyber intelligence officers gather information about where threats to information technology (IT) systems come from and how they work.

Related jobs: IT security co-ordinator
  • Develop plans to safeguard computer files against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure and to meet emergency data processing needs.  
  • Monitor current reports of computer viruses to determine when to update virus protection systems.  
  • Encrypt data transmissions and erect firewalls to conceal confidential information
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Cyber intelligence officers typically work around 35 to 40 hours per week.

As a Cyber intelligence officer you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
55,908 GBP *
per year
31,500 GBP
50,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Cyber intelligence officer

Big gender gap
  • 58,417 GBP
  • 47,704 GBP
Average salary for part-time Cyber intelligence officer
Average salary for full-time Cyber intelligence officer

  • 28,610 GBP
  • 25,538 GBP
  • 55,908 GBP
  • 47,704 GBP
  • 58,417 GBP
Salary over time for Cyber intelligence officer

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 50,293 GBP
  • 49,579 GBP
  • 51,557 GBP
  • 52,737 GBP
  • 51,961 GBP
  • 52,736 GBP
  • 55,908 GBP
  • 53,525 GBP
  • 55,346 GBP

Future outlook for Cyber intelligence officers

Very good outlook
171 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
1% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
24% chance of automation in the future

Cyber intelligence officer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Cyber intelligence officer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 53% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 23% of people in this role have some postgraduate study, but not a masters or doctorate
  • 13% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent

You'll need:

  • knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • complex problem-solving skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • telecommunications knowledge
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • persistence and determination
  • maths skills
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Cyber intelligence officer

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Things to highlight for your Cyber intelligence officer interview

Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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