Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 192 173
Rank change year-on-year +44 -19 +102
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 96 74 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.71% 1.08% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.21% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 56 34 79
Berkshire median annual salary £62,500 £67,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.72% +11.67% -
10th Percentile £43,750 £30,650 £35,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £102,000 £85,000
South East median annual salary £57,500 £58,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -0.86% +5.45% -8.33%

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 5,155 6,112 6,562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 91.91% 89.57% 89.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4,104 4,850 5,050
Berkshire median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,750 £27,500
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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 +33 56 £62,500 -26.47%
Reading -6 19 £62,500 +66.67% 1
Slough -1 6 £62,500 +108.33% 1
Wokingham +14 5 - -
Bracknell -18 1 £35,000 -12.50%
Security Operations
South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 60 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 54 (56.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 49 (51.04%) Firewall
4 43 (44.79%) SIEM
5 39 (40.63%) Information Security
6 37 (38.54%) Linux
6 37 (38.54%) Vulnerability Management
7 32 (33.33%) CISSP
8 31 (32.29%) SANS
9 29 (30.21%) Logistics
9 29 (30.21%) Degree
10 26 (27.08%) CISM
10 26 (27.08%) Windows
10 26 (27.08%) OWASP
11 25 (26.04%) Incident Management
12 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
12 23 (23.96%) OSCP
13 21 (21.88%) CRISC
14 20 (20.83%) Customer Engagement
14 20 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 20 (20.83%) CISA
15 19 (19.79%) CEH
16 18 (18.75%) Management Information System
17 16 (16.67%) Analytics
17 16 (16.67%) Service Management
17 16 (16.67%) CheckPoint
17 16 (16.67%) Symantec
17 16 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
18 15 (15.63%) Cisco
19 14 (14.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

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 7 (7.29%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.42%) IaaS
1 10 (10.42%) PaaS
2 4 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) Office 365
4 1 (1.04%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (51.04%) Firewall
2 12 (12.50%) Network Security
3 10 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 9 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 7 (7.29%) Internet
5 7 (7.29%) SNMP
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (4.17%) FCoE
6 4 (4.17%) IntruShield
6 4 (4.17%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.13%) GoToMeeting
7 3 (3.13%) IPsec
7 3 (3.13%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.13%) VPN
7 3 (3.13%) WebEx
7 3 (3.13%) Wireless
8 2 (2.08%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Big Data
2 4 (4.17%) Data Lake
2 4 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.17%) Power BI
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) JIRA
1 4 (4.17%) Redmine
General
1 10 (10.42%) Legal
2 5 (5.21%) Marketing
3 4 (4.17%) Military
3 4 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (50.00%) Analyst
2 26 (27.08%) Senior Analyst
3 19 (19.79%) Security Analyst
4 18 (18.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 15 (15.63%) Senior Security Analyst
5 15 (15.63%) SOC Analyst
6 14 (14.58%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
7 12 (12.50%) Vulnerability Analyst
8 10 (10.42%) Incident Analyst
8 10 (10.42%) Security Engineer
8 10 (10.42%) Security Incident Analyst
8 10 (10.42%) Senior Incident Analyst
9 8 (8.33%) Junior
10 5 (5.21%) Incident Responder
10 5 (5.21%) Junior Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Presales Engineer
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Presales Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 4 (4.17%) SOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) JSON
1 3 (3.13%) Web Services
2 2 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.04%) OAuth
3 1 (1.04%) OpenID
3 1 (1.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 54 (56.25%) Security Operations Centre
2 18 (18.75%) Management Information System
3 16 (16.67%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 7 (7.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (6.25%) Data Centre
6 5 (5.21%) Mainframe
7 4 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (2.08%) PKI
9 1 (1.04%) CMDB
9 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.54%) Linux
2 26 (27.08%) Windows
3 4 (4.17%) CentOS
3 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.17%) Unix
3 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Solaris
5 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (62.50%) Cybersecurity
2 43 (44.79%) SIEM
3 39 (40.63%) Information Security
4 37 (38.54%) Vulnerability Management
5 29 (30.21%) Logistics
6 26 (27.08%) OWASP
7 25 (26.04%) Incident Management
8 20 (20.83%) Customer Engagement
9 16 (16.67%) Analytics
9 16 (16.67%) Service Management
10 14 (14.58%) Computer Science
10 14 (14.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 14 (14.58%) Threat Intelligence
11 13 (13.54%) Runbook
12 12 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (11.46%) Problem Management
14 10 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (10.42%) Regulatory Compliance
15 9 (9.38%) Informatics
15 9 (9.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) Python
2 7 (7.29%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.17%) C
4 3 (3.13%) Java
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (33.33%) CISSP
2 31 (32.29%) SANS
3 29 (30.21%) Degree
4 26 (27.08%) CISM
5 23 (23.96%) OSCP
6 21 (21.88%) CRISC
7 20 (20.83%) CISA
8 19 (19.79%) CEH
9 14 (14.58%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (11.46%) CCNA
10 11 (11.46%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (11.46%) CREST Certified
11 6 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
12 5 (5.21%) DV Cleared
12 5 (5.21%) GIAC
12 5 (5.21%) Security Cleared
12 5 (5.21%) SSCP
13 4 (4.17%) Linux+ Certification
13 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (8.33%) SLA
3 3 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) Snort
2 4 (4.17%) NFS
2 4 (4.17%) Samba
2 4 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (4.17%) VMware NSX
3 2 (2.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) CSIRT
2 5 (5.21%) Nagios
3 4 (4.17%) Ansible
3 4 (4.17%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (4.17%) Proventia
3 4 (4.17%) Puppet
3 4 (4.17%) vCenter Server
4 3 (3.13%) Grafana
4 3 (3.13%) Kibana
5 2 (2.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.04%) Cacti
6 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.04%) Graphite
6 1 (1.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (1.04%) Nessus
6 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.04%) QRadar
6 1 (1.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (23.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 16 (16.67%) Symantec
3 15 (15.63%) Cisco
4 12 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 9 (9.38%) Blue Coat
6 6 (6.25%) F5
6 6 (6.25%) McAfee
6 6 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.25%) Splunk
6 6 (6.25%) Trend Micro
7 5 (5.21%) BMC
7 5 (5.21%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.21%) IBM
7 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.17%) EMC
8 4 (4.17%) Forcepoint
8 4 (4.17%) IronPort
8 4 (4.17%) NetApp
8 4 (4.17%) VMware