Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 260 318
Rank change year-on-year -7 +58 +43
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 83 71 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.75% 0.70% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.77% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 82 67 51
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £70,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £43,750 £45,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £97,250 £85,250 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £68,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -7.14%

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 10,180 9,200 12,225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 92.30% 90.84% 91.29%
Number of salaries quoted 9,006 8,282 11,015
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £35,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £91,250 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £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 18 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 65 (78.31%) Information Security
2 50 (60.24%) Firewall
3 39 (46.99%) CISSP
4 33 (39.76%) CISM
5 32 (38.55%) SIEM
6 27 (32.53%) Cybersecurity
7 26 (31.33%) Vulnerability Management
7 26 (31.33%) Incident Management
8 23 (27.71%) Security Architecture
9 21 (25.30%) Finance
10 20 (24.10%) Linux
11 19 (22.89%) Windows
11 19 (22.89%) Intrusion Detection
11 19 (22.89%) Data Loss Prevention
12 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
13 16 (19.28%) Security Monitoring
14 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (18.07%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (18.07%) Risk Management
14 15 (18.07%) CCNA
14 15 (18.07%) Internet
15 14 (16.87%) Cryptography
15 14 (16.87%) Identity Access Management
15 14 (16.87%) SANS
16 13 (15.66%) Ethical Hacking
16 13 (15.66%) Degree
16 13 (15.66%) Network Security
16 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
17 12 (14.46%) CISA
17 12 (14.46%) Threat Detection

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.41%) CMS
1 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (60.24%) Firewall
2 19 (22.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (20.48%) TCP/IP
4 15 (18.07%) Internet
5 13 (15.66%) Network Security
6 7 (8.43%) VoIP
7 5 (6.02%) SSL
8 4 (4.82%) DNS
9 2 (2.41%) BIG-IP
9 2 (2.41%) Intranet
9 2 (2.41%) LAN
9 2 (2.41%) SMTP
9 2 (2.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) MySQL
General
1 21 (25.30%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Legal
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Analyst
2 27 (32.53%) Security Analyst
3 13 (15.66%) Security Officer
4 12 (14.46%) IT Security Officer
5 11 (13.25%) Architect
5 11 (13.25%) Security Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Security Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Architect
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Security Architect
7 7 (8.43%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Security Operations Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Information Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Information Security Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Consultant
9 5 (6.02%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Information Security Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) IT Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) IT Security Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Head of Security
10 4 (4.82%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) Web Services
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) JDBC
2 1 (1.20%) LDAP
2 1 (1.20%) ODBC
2 1 (1.20%) REST
2 1 (1.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.84%) Computer Science
3 8 (9.64%) Algorithms
3 8 (9.64%) Analytical Mindset
3 8 (9.64%) Data Structures
4 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
4 7 (8.43%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.61%) CESG
7 2 (2.41%) Blog
7 2 (2.41%) PKI
8 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.20%) Fintech
8 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Linux
2 19 (22.89%) Windows
3 4 (4.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (78.31%) Information Security
2 32 (38.55%) SIEM
3 27 (32.53%) Cybersecurity
4 26 (31.33%) Incident Management
4 26 (31.33%) Vulnerability Management
5 23 (27.71%) Security Architecture
6 19 (22.89%) Data Loss Prevention
7 16 (19.28%) Security Monitoring
8 15 (18.07%) Risk Management
9 14 (16.87%) Cryptography
9 14 (16.87%) Identity Access Management
10 13 (15.66%) Ethical Hacking
11 12 (14.46%) Privileged Access Management
11 12 (14.46%) Threat Detection
11 12 (14.46%) Threat Intelligence
12 10 (12.05%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 9 (10.84%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (9.64%) Malware Analysis
15 7 (8.43%) Analytics
15 7 (8.43%) Behavioural Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.64%) Python
2 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
3 5 (6.02%) C
4 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.20%) Go
5 1 (1.20%) PHP
5 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 39 (46.99%) CISSP
2 33 (39.76%) CISM
3 15 (18.07%) CCNA
3 15 (18.07%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (16.87%) SANS
5 13 (15.66%) Degree
6 12 (14.46%) CISA
7 11 (13.25%) MCSE
7 11 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (9.64%) CEH
9 5 (6.02%) CCNP
10 3 (3.61%) CCIE
11 2 (2.41%) CCSP
11 2 (2.41%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (2.41%) GCFE
11 2 (2.41%) OSCP
12 1 (1.20%) CCIE Security
12 1 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (1.20%) CRISC
12 1 (1.20%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.82%) COBIT
3 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.41%) COSO
5 1 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (15.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) CSIRT
1 1 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (1.20%) Nessus
1 1 (1.20%) QRadar
1 1 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Qualys
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco
2 3 (3.61%) ServiceNow
2 3 (3.61%) Splunk
3 2 (2.41%) Blue Coat
3 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (2.41%) F5
3 2 (2.41%) Meraki
4 1 (1.20%) AlienVault
4 1 (1.20%) LogRhythm
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) SAP