Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 229 266
Rank change year-on-year +30 +37 -1
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 58 98 80
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.88% 0.98% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.05% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 56 94 81
Median annual salary £55,000 £70,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.99% +8.46% -8.45%
10th Percentile £41,250 £45,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £82,500 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £71,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -22.54% +9.23% -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 6,211 9,332 9,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 94.29% 93.25% 93.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5,403 8,265 8,840
Median annual salary £69,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £37,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £97,500 £93,750
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Security Operations as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Operations in the City of London over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 38 (65.52%) Finance
2 31 (53.45%) SIEM
3 29 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
4 28 (48.28%) Firewall
5 23 (39.66%) Information Security
6 19 (32.76%) CISSP
6 19 (32.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 17 (29.31%) Investment Management
8 15 (25.86%) AWS
8 15 (25.86%) Active Directory
9 14 (24.14%) Azure
10 13 (22.41%) Computer Science
10 13 (22.41%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (22.41%) Degree
10 13 (22.41%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (18.97%) Privileged Access Management
12 10 (17.24%) CyberArk
12 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
12 10 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
12 10 (17.24%) Python
12 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
13 9 (15.52%) Qualys
13 9 (15.52%) Splunk
13 9 (15.52%) SANS
14 8 (13.79%) Threat Intelligence
14 8 (13.79%) Security Monitoring
14 8 (13.79%) DevSecOps
14 8 (13.79%) Bash Shell
15 7 (12.07%) CEH
15 7 (12.07%) Internet

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 4 (6.90%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.86%) AWS
2 14 (24.14%) Azure
3 5 (8.62%) Office 365
4 4 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Cloudflare
6 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (48.28%) Firewall
2 13 (22.41%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (12.07%) Internet
4 4 (6.90%) Network Security
4 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
General
1 38 (65.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Electronics
2 5 (8.62%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.62%) Marketing
2 5 (8.62%) Public Sector
2 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 20 (34.48%) Security Analyst
3 15 (25.86%) Security Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Information Analyst
4 9 (15.52%) Information Security Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) IT Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) IT Security Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Operations Manager
5 6 (10.34%) Security Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Architect
6 5 (8.62%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Information Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Information Security Architect
7 4 (6.90%) Network Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Network Operations Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Network Security Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Operational Security Manager
7 4 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Security Operations Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.45%) Middleware
2 2 (3.45%) React
3 1 (1.72%) LDAP
3 1 (1.72%) OAuth
3 1 (1.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Cyberattack
2 6 (10.34%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.62%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (6.90%) Cloud Native
4 4 (6.90%) Cybercrime
4 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.17%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Windows
2 3 (5.17%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) SIEM
2 29 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (39.66%) Information Security
4 19 (32.76%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (29.31%) Investment Management
6 13 (22.41%) Computer Science
6 13 (22.41%) Kalman Filter
7 11 (18.97%) Privileged Access Management
8 10 (17.24%) Incident Management
8 10 (17.24%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (13.79%) DevSecOps
9 8 (13.79%) Security Monitoring
9 8 (13.79%) Threat Intelligence
10 7 (12.07%) Analytics
11 6 (10.34%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 6 (10.34%) Identity Access Management
11 6 (10.34%) Identity Management
12 5 (8.62%) Behavioural Analytics
12 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (8.62%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Python
2 8 (13.79%) Bash Shell
3 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.17%) SQL
5 2 (3.45%) C++
5 2 (3.45%) Java
5 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (32.76%) CISSP
2 13 (22.41%) Degree
3 9 (15.52%) SANS
4 7 (12.07%) CEH
5 5 (8.62%) CISM
5 5 (8.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (8.62%) GIAC
6 4 (6.90%) CISA
6 4 (6.90%) IISP
6 4 (6.90%) Master's Degree
6 4 (6.90%) OSCP
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.17%) CREST Certified
8 2 (3.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (3.45%) GREM
8 2 (3.45%) MCSE
8 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.72%) AWS Certification
9 1 (1.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (25.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) QRadar
2 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.72%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) CyberArk
2 9 (15.52%) Qualys
2 9 (15.52%) Splunk
3 7 (12.07%) Thycotic
4 6 (10.34%) ArcSight
4 6 (10.34%) LogRhythm
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.62%) BeyondTrust
5 5 (8.62%) Bomgar
5 5 (8.62%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.62%) Cisco
5 5 (8.62%) IBM
5 5 (8.62%) NetWitness
5 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
5 5 (8.62%) SAP
5 5 (8.62%) VMware
6 4 (6.90%) Carbon Black
7 2 (3.45%) McAfee
7 2 (3.45%) Symantec
7 2 (3.45%) Trend Micro