Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 76 205
Rank change year-on-year -13 +129 -31
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 57 111 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.86% 3.62% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.03% 3.93% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 31 51 4
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £67,500 £40,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +68.75% -30.43% -11.54%
10th Percentile £45,000 £35,000 £48,775
90th Percentile £90,000 £67,500 £68,450
East of England median annual salary £55,000 £49,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +15.79%

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 1,879 2,826 4,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 94.42% 92.20% 93.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,182 2,024 3,068
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +4 35 £70,000 +75.00% 2
Cambridge +36 20 £67,500 +52.03%
Huntingdon - 2 £40,000 -
Security Operations
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 35 (61.40%) Security Operations Centre
2 26 (45.61%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (42.11%) SIEM
4 22 (38.60%) Information Security
5 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
6 20 (35.09%) Risk Management
7 19 (33.33%) CISSP
8 18 (31.58%) Firewall
9 17 (29.82%) CISM
9 17 (29.82%) Retail
10 15 (26.32%) Degree
11 14 (24.56%) Windows
12 12 (21.05%) GIAC
12 12 (21.05%) Fortinet
13 11 (19.30%) Case Management
13 11 (19.30%) AlienVault
13 11 (19.30%) Presales
14 10 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 10 (17.54%) Office 365
14 10 (17.54%) People Management
14 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
14 10 (17.54%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
15 9 (15.79%) Cyber Defence
15 9 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
16 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (14.04%) Identity Access Management
16 8 (14.04%) Incident Management
16 8 (14.04%) Azure

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 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.54%) Office 365
2 8 (14.04%) AWS
2 8 (14.04%) Azure
3 5 (8.77%) GCP
4 3 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (5.26%) IaaS
4 3 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) Firewall
2 10 (17.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (8.77%) Wireshark
4 4 (7.02%) LAN
4 4 (7.02%) WAN
5 3 (5.26%) Skype
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) VPN
5 3 (5.26%) Wireless
6 2 (3.51%) Network Security
7 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.75%) HTTP
7 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) IPsec
7 1 (1.75%) Plixer Scrutinizer
General
1 17 (29.82%) Retail
2 6 (10.53%) Legal
3 5 (8.77%) Law
4 4 (7.02%) Games
5 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.75%) Military
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Security Manager
2 17 (29.82%) Operational Security Manager
2 17 (29.82%) Operations Manager
2 17 (29.82%) Security Operations Manager
3 15 (26.32%) Analyst
4 14 (24.56%) SOC Manager
5 8 (14.04%) Cyber Defence Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Security Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Security Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Linux Consultant
7 5 (8.77%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Compliance Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Governance Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Principal Consultant
8 4 (7.02%) Risk Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Senior Risk Manager
Miscellaneous
1 35 (61.40%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
3 9 (15.79%) Cyber Defence
3 9 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (8.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (7.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (7.02%) Learning Management System
6 4 (7.02%) Online Games
7 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
7 2 (3.51%) User Experience
8 1 (1.75%) Cyberattack
8 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Windows
2 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 5 (8.77%) Unix
4 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (45.61%) Cybersecurity
2 24 (42.11%) SIEM
3 22 (38.60%) Information Security
4 20 (35.09%) Risk Management
5 11 (19.30%) Case Management
5 11 (19.30%) Presales
6 10 (17.54%) People Management
7 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
8 8 (14.04%) Identity Access Management
8 8 (14.04%) Incident Management
8 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (14.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (14.04%) Validation
9 6 (10.53%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 6 (10.53%) Open Source
9 6 (10.53%) Project Management
9 6 (10.53%) Security Architecture
9 6 (10.53%) Threat Intelligence
10 5 (8.77%) Malware Analysis
10 5 (8.77%) Reverse Engineering
Qualifications
1 19 (33.33%) CISSP
2 17 (29.82%) CISM
3 15 (26.32%) Degree
4 12 (21.05%) GIAC
5 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.77%) GCFA
6 5 (8.77%) GCIH
6 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (7.02%) CISA
8 1 (1.75%) CCNA
8 1 (1.75%) CCNP
8 1 (1.75%) CCSP
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.02%) GDPR
2 4 (7.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (7.02%) NIST
2 4 (7.02%) PMO
3 1 (1.75%) NCSC
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) Snort
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) EnCase
1 5 (8.77%) FTK
1 5 (8.77%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.51%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) Suricata
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.05%) Fortinet
3 11 (19.30%) AlienVault
4 5 (8.77%) FireEye
4 5 (8.77%) Google
4 5 (8.77%) Juniper
4 5 (8.77%) NetWitness
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco
5 4 (7.02%) F5
5 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.26%) Avaya
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix
6 3 (5.26%) SAP
6 3 (5.26%) VMware
7 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.75%) Radware
8 1 (1.75%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.75%) Splunk