Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Security Operations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 180 199
Rank change year-on-year +17 +19 +79
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 93 82 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.54% 1.29% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.45% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 78 42 84
Berkshire median annual salary £55,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -15.79% -20.83%
10th Percentile £46,750 £32,650 £37,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £86,500 £75,000
South East median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -4.35%

Security Operations 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 advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,577 5,649 7,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 92.06% 88.56% 90.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4,328 4,429 5,858
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £48,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.25% -3.00% -
10th Percentile £31,175 £28,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in Berkshire

Security Operations
Salary Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations in Berkshire.

Salary trend for Security Operations in Berkshire

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Berkshire

Security Operations
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
Maidenhead +9 56 £58,750 -30.88%
Reading -28 10 £62,500 +56.25% 3
Slough -8 5 £62,500 -
Wokingham - 5 - -
Security Operations
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing Security Operations 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 64 (68.82%) Security Operations Centre
2 57 (61.29%) Cybersecurity
3 44 (47.31%) Information Security
3 44 (47.31%) Incident Management
3 44 (47.31%) SANS
4 42 (45.16%) SIEM
5 40 (43.01%) Logistics
6 39 (41.94%) OWASP
7 36 (38.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 34 (36.56%) Customer Engagement
9 33 (35.48%) Firewall
10 32 (34.41%) Root Cause Analysis
11 31 (33.33%) Problem Management
12 27 (29.03%) Linux
13 26 (27.96%) CISSP
13 26 (27.96%) Vulnerability Management
14 24 (25.81%) Degree
15 18 (19.35%) Windows
15 18 (19.35%) CISM
16 16 (17.20%) CISA
16 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
16 16 (17.20%) CRISC
16 16 (17.20%) OSCP
17 15 (16.13%) CheckPoint
18 13 (13.98%) Management Information System
18 13 (13.98%) Symantec
18 13 (13.98%) Analytics
19 12 (12.90%) Threat Intelligence
19 12 (12.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
20 11 (11.83%) Palo Alto

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.30%) IaaS
1 4 (4.30%) PaaS
2 2 (2.15%) Office 365
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (35.48%) Firewall
2 11 (11.83%) Network Security
3 7 (7.53%) Internet
3 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.30%) SNMP
6 3 (3.23%) GoToMeeting
6 3 (3.23%) IPsec
6 3 (3.23%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.23%) VPN
6 3 (3.23%) WebEx
6 3 (3.23%) Wireless
7 2 (2.15%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.08%) DMVPN
8 1 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.08%) FCoE
8 1 (1.08%) MPLS
8 1 (1.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) Data Lake
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) Big Data
3 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) JIRA
1 1 (1.08%) Redmine
General
1 7 (7.53%) Legal
2 5 (5.38%) Marketing
3 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (61.29%) Analyst
2 40 (43.01%) SOC Analyst
3 28 (30.11%) Senior Analyst
4 15 (16.13%) Security Analyst
5 13 (13.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (11.83%) Senior Security Analyst
7 10 (10.75%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) Incident Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) Security Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) Security Incident Analyst
8 7 (7.53%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Incident Responder
9 5 (5.38%) Presales Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Security Manager
9 5 (5.38%) Senior Presales Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Support
9 5 (5.38%) Technical Support Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Vulnerability Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.08%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) OAuth
2 1 (1.08%) OpenID
2 1 (1.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (68.82%) Security Operations Centre
2 13 (13.98%) Management Information System
3 12 (12.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (7.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
6 6 (6.45%) Data Centre
7 5 (5.38%) Mainframe
8 3 (3.23%) Cyberattack
9 2 (2.15%) PKI
10 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.03%) Linux
2 18 (19.35%) Windows
3 5 (5.38%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.30%) CentOS
4 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.15%) Unix
7 1 (1.08%) Solaris
7 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (61.29%) Cybersecurity
2 44 (47.31%) Incident Management
2 44 (47.31%) Information Security
3 42 (45.16%) SIEM
4 40 (43.01%) Logistics
5 39 (41.94%) OWASP
6 34 (36.56%) Customer Engagement
7 32 (34.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 31 (33.33%) Problem Management
9 26 (27.96%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (13.98%) Analytics
11 12 (12.90%) Threat Intelligence
12 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (9.68%) Computer Science
13 9 (9.68%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 9 (9.68%) Runbook
14 7 (7.53%) Regulatory Compliance
14 7 (7.53%) Service Management
15 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
15 6 (6.45%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.23%) Python
2 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (47.31%) SANS
2 26 (27.96%) CISSP
3 24 (25.81%) Degree
4 18 (19.35%) CISM
5 16 (17.20%) CISA
5 16 (17.20%) CRISC
5 16 (17.20%) OSCP
6 11 (11.83%) CEH
7 9 (9.68%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (8.60%) CREST Certified
9 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
10 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
11 5 (5.38%) CCNA
11 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (3.23%) Master's Degree
13 2 (2.15%) GIAC
14 1 (1.08%) GCIA
14 1 (1.08%) GCIH
14 1 (1.08%) Linux+ Certification
14 1 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (38.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.45%) GPG13
3 5 (5.38%) SLA
4 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (3.23%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.23%) QA
4 3 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.60%) Snort
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.08%) NFS
3 1 (1.08%) Samba
3 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.08%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) CSIRT
2 3 (3.23%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (3.23%) Grafana
2 3 (3.23%) Kibana
3 2 (2.15%) Nagios
3 2 (2.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.08%) Ansible
4 1 (1.08%) Cacti
4 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.08%) Graphite
4 1 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.08%) Nessus
4 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.08%) Proventia
4 1 (1.08%) Puppet
4 1 (1.08%) QRadar
4 1 (1.08%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (1.08%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 15 (16.13%) CheckPoint
3 13 (13.98%) Symantec
4 11 (11.83%) Cisco
4 11 (11.83%) Palo Alto
5 6 (6.45%) Blue Coat
5 6 (6.45%) F5
5 6 (6.45%) LogRhythm
6 5 (5.38%) BMC
6 5 (5.38%) Fortinet
6 5 (5.38%) Splunk
7 4 (4.30%) Trend Micro
8 3 (3.23%) ArcSight
8 3 (3.23%) Intel
8 3 (3.23%) McAfee
8 3 (3.23%) Qualys
8 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.15%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.15%) Sophos