Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 259 339
Rank change year-on-year -22 +80 +76
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 49 75 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.70% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.78% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 48 75 34
City of London median annual salary £58,750 £67,500 £70,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.96% -3.57% +21.74%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £98,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +3.85% +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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,403 9,574 12,664
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.82% 89.23% 89.58%
Number of salaries quoted 8,395 8,711 11,143
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,000 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in the City of London

Security Operations
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Salary trend for Security Operations in the City of London

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing Security Operations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 30 (61.22%) Information Security
2 27 (55.10%) CISSP
3 26 (53.06%) Firewall
3 26 (53.06%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (44.90%) SIEM
5 19 (38.78%) Finance
5 19 (38.78%) Linux
6 16 (32.65%) CISM
6 16 (32.65%) Security Operations Centre
7 12 (24.49%) Windows
8 11 (22.45%) Management Information System
9 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
10 9 (18.37%) Intrusion Detection
10 9 (18.37%) Degree
11 8 (16.33%) ITIL
11 8 (16.33%) Security Architecture
11 8 (16.33%) Identity Access Management
12 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (14.29%) Security Management
12 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 7 (14.29%) Banking
13 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
13 6 (12.24%) COBIT
13 6 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (12.24%) Security Testing
13 6 (12.24%) VPN
14 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
14 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
14 5 (10.20%) Qualys
14 5 (10.20%) Blog

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (53.06%) Firewall
2 10 (20.41%) TCP/IP
3 9 (18.37%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (12.24%) VPN
5 4 (8.16%) IPsec
5 4 (8.16%) Network Security
6 3 (6.12%) HTTP
6 3 (6.12%) HTTPS
6 3 (6.12%) LAN
6 3 (6.12%) WAN
7 2 (4.08%) Internet
7 2 (4.08%) SMS
7 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.04%) DMVPN
8 1 (2.04%) HSRP
8 1 (2.04%) Multicast
8 1 (2.04%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (2.04%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
General
1 19 (38.78%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) International Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Publishing
4 2 (4.08%) Law
5 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (51.02%) Analyst
2 17 (34.69%) Security Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) SOC Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Security Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Head of Security
6 3 (6.12%) Information Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Information Officer
6 3 (6.12%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Information Security Officer
6 3 (6.12%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) IT Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) IT Security Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Presales Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Security Officer
6 3 (6.12%) Senior IT Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Security Operations Centre
2 11 (22.45%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.20%) Blog
4 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.08%) CESG
6 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.08%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
2 12 (24.49%) Windows
3 3 (6.12%) Android
3 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (61.22%) Information Security
2 26 (53.06%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (44.90%) SIEM
4 8 (16.33%) Identity Access Management
4 8 (16.33%) ITIL
4 8 (16.33%) Security Architecture
5 7 (14.29%) Security Management
5 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 7 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
6 6 (12.24%) Security Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Mentoring
7 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.16%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (8.16%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (8.16%) Security Monitoring
9 3 (6.12%) Data Security
9 3 (6.12%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.12%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) Ruby
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) CISSP
2 16 (32.65%) CISM
3 9 (18.37%) Degree
4 3 (6.12%) CEH
4 3 (6.12%) CISA
4 3 (6.12%) CREST Certified
4 3 (6.12%) CRISC
4 3 (6.12%) OSCP
5 2 (4.08%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.08%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.08%) GCIH
5 2 (4.08%) ISACA
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) CCNP
6 1 (2.04%) CCSA
6 1 (2.04%) ECIH
6 1 (2.04%) GCIA
6 1 (2.04%) GIAC
6 1 (2.04%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) COBIT
1 6 (12.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.12%) COSO
3 2 (4.08%) FISMA
3 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Ansible
1 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.04%) CSIRT
1 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.04%) Nagios
1 1 (2.04%) Nessus
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) AlienVault
1 5 (10.20%) Qualys
1 5 (10.20%) Splunk
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco
3 3 (6.12%) CyberArk
3 3 (6.12%) F5
3 3 (6.12%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.08%) ForeScout
4 2 (4.08%) Riverbed
4 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.04%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (2.04%) CenturyLink
5 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Juniper
5 1 (2.04%) McAfee
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle