Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 190 167
Rank change year-on-year +109 -23 +25
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 107 17 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.41% 0.41% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.69% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 48 4 7
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,000 £57,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.43% -11.54% +85.71%
10th Percentile £35,000 £48,775 £35,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,450 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £49,750 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.01% +7.00% +5.26%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,899 3,899 2,942
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.47% 93.77% 90.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2,046 2,900 2,446
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £49,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.55% +9.44% +3.15%
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £64,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in Cambridgeshire

Security Operations
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Security Operations in Cambridgeshire

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Cambridgeshire

Security Operations
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 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
Peterborough +31 85 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Cambridge +35 2 £44,400 -19.27%
Security Operations
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 88 (82.24%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (79.44%) SIEM
3 83 (77.57%) Firewall
4 82 (76.64%) CISSP
5 76 (71.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 75 (70.09%) Cybersecurity
7 62 (57.94%) Data Loss Prevention
7 62 (57.94%) Event Correlation
7 62 (57.94%) Risk Management
7 62 (57.94%) Retail
8 60 (56.07%) SSCP
8 60 (56.07%) CCSP
8 60 (56.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 60 (56.07%) SANS
9 52 (48.60%) Threat Intelligence
10 50 (46.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 49 (45.79%) Information Security
12 48 (44.86%) CEH
13 47 (43.93%) Symantec
13 47 (43.93%) RSA Security Analytics
13 47 (43.93%) Cyberthreat
13 47 (43.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 47 (43.93%) Self-Motivation
13 47 (43.93%) Problem-Solving
13 47 (43.93%) Cyber Intelligence
13 47 (43.93%) Analytics
13 47 (43.93%) Analytical Skills
13 47 (43.93%) Splunk
13 47 (43.93%) Wireshark
14 40 (37.38%) VCDX

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 20 (18.69%) ExpressionEngine
1 20 (18.69%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.69%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (18.69%) IaaS
1 20 (18.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (18.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (77.57%) Firewall
2 47 (43.93%) Wireshark
3 25 (23.36%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (18.69%) Internet
5 10 (9.35%) TCP/IP
6 8 (7.48%) HTTP
6 8 (7.48%) MPLS
6 8 (7.48%) SSL
6 8 (7.48%) VPN
7 6 (5.61%) DNS
8 2 (1.87%) BGP
8 2 (1.87%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.69%) MongoDB
General
1 62 (57.94%) Retail
2 20 (18.69%) Publishing
3 2 (1.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 58 (54.21%) Analyst
2 20 (18.69%) Incident Manager
2 20 (18.69%) Security Incident Manager
2 20 (18.69%) Security Manager
3 19 (17.76%) SOC Analyst
4 16 (14.95%) SIEM Analyst
4 16 (14.95%) SIEM Engineer
4 16 (14.95%) SOC Engineer
5 15 (14.02%) Architect
5 15 (14.02%) IT Architect
5 15 (14.02%) IT Security Architect
5 15 (14.02%) Security Architect
5 15 (14.02%) Service Architect
6 14 (13.08%) Cyber Defence Analyst
6 14 (13.08%) Security Engineer
7 9 (8.41%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Security Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) Senior Security Analyst
9 1 (0.93%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 76 (71.03%) Security Operations Centre
2 47 (43.93%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (43.93%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 47 (43.93%) Cyberthreat
2 47 (43.93%) Self-Motivation
3 37 (34.58%) Cyber Defence
4 15 (14.02%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.54%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Linux
2 5 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.80%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (79.44%) SIEM
2 75 (70.09%) Cybersecurity
3 62 (57.94%) Data Loss Prevention
3 62 (57.94%) Event Correlation
3 62 (57.94%) Risk Management
4 52 (48.60%) Threat Intelligence
5 50 (46.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 49 (45.79%) Information Security
7 47 (43.93%) Analytics
7 47 (43.93%) Cyber Intelligence
7 47 (43.93%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (34.58%) Security Management
9 29 (27.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 26 (24.30%) ITIL
10 26 (24.30%) Problem Management
11 25 (23.36%) Kalman Filter
11 25 (23.36%) Malware Reverse Engineering
11 25 (23.36%) Mentoring
11 25 (23.36%) Reverse Engineering
11 25 (23.36%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) Python
2 8 (7.48%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.67%) Perl
3 5 (4.67%) VBA
4 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.87%) PHP
5 2 (1.87%) R
5 2 (1.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 88 (82.24%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (76.64%) CISSP
3 60 (56.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 60 (56.07%) CCSP
3 60 (56.07%) SANS
3 60 (56.07%) SSCP
4 48 (44.86%) CEH
5 40 (37.38%) CCIE
5 40 (37.38%) CCIE Security
5 40 (37.38%) CCNP
5 40 (37.38%) GCWN
5 40 (37.38%) ISSAP
5 40 (37.38%) ISSEP
5 40 (37.38%) MCSE
5 40 (37.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (37.38%) RHCA
5 40 (37.38%) RHCE
5 40 (37.38%) VCAP
5 40 (37.38%) VCDX
5 40 (37.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 47 (43.93%) RSA Security Analytics
2 22 (20.56%) Stealthwatch
3 6 (5.61%) CSIRT
3 6 (5.61%) QRadar
Vendors
1 47 (43.93%) Splunk
1 47 (43.93%) Symantec
2 40 (37.38%) Cisco
2 40 (37.38%) Microsoft
2 40 (37.38%) Red Hat
2 40 (37.38%) VMware
3 22 (20.56%) CheckPoint
3 22 (20.56%) Qualys