Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 291 254
Rank change year-on-year +52 -37 +62
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 93 54 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.92% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.53% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 83 50 67
City of London median annual salary £75,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £45,000 £37,375 £38,550
90th Percentile £84,500 £82,500 £93,000
Central London median annual salary £75,000 £66,250 £62,500
% change year-on-year +13.21% +6.00% -3.85%

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 9,409 10,205 9,233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.50% 92.93% 92.99%
Number of salaries quoted 8,215 9,127 8,342
City of London median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,900 £36,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%

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 14 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the City of London

Security Operations
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the City of London region over the 6 months to 14 October 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
London Bridge - 1 - -
Security Operations
Central London

For the 6 months to 14 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 72 (77.42%) Cybersecurity
2 71 (76.34%) SIEM
3 52 (55.91%) Finance
4 45 (48.39%) Information Security
5 38 (40.86%) Firewall
6 35 (37.63%) Linux
7 33 (35.48%) Windows
8 31 (33.33%) Unix
9 29 (31.18%) Identity Access Management
10 28 (30.11%) Vulnerability Management
11 27 (29.03%) TCP/IP
11 27 (29.03%) Security Architecture
12 26 (27.96%) Threat Modelling
13 24 (25.81%) Intrusion Detection
14 23 (24.73%) Penetration Testing
15 22 (23.66%) Security Operations Centre
16 21 (22.58%) Ethical Hacking
17 20 (21.51%) HTTPS
18 19 (20.43%) CISSP
19 18 (19.35%) CyberArk
19 18 (19.35%) Secure Coding
19 18 (19.35%) Static Code Analysis
19 18 (19.35%) Black-Box Testing
19 18 (19.35%) Dynamic Code Analysis
19 18 (19.35%) Technology Roadmap
19 18 (19.35%) White-Box Testing
19 18 (19.35%) HTTP
19 18 (19.35%) MySQL
19 18 (19.35%) SQL Server
19 18 (19.35%) IPsec

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 9 (9.68%) AWS
1 9 (9.68%) Azure
2 4 (4.30%) Office 365
3 2 (2.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (40.86%) Firewall
2 27 (29.03%) TCP/IP
3 24 (25.81%) Intrusion Detection
4 20 (21.51%) HTTPS
5 18 (19.35%) HTTP
5 18 (19.35%) IPsec
6 15 (16.13%) Network Security
7 5 (5.38%) LAN
8 3 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.23%) Cisco Firepower
9 2 (2.15%) BIG-IP
9 2 (2.15%) tcpdump
9 2 (2.15%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.08%) DHCP
10 1 (1.08%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) MySQL
1 18 (19.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.08%) SonarQube
General
1 52 (55.91%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Legal
3 2 (2.15%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Analyst
2 31 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 27 (29.03%) Security Engineer
4 19 (20.43%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Consultant
5 10 (10.75%) Information Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) Information Security Analyst
5 10 (10.75%) Security Consultant
6 9 (9.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) Security Operations Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) SIEM Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Information Security Officer
9 5 (5.38%) IT Security Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Network Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Security Officer
9 5 (5.38%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) LDAP
1 1 (1.08%) Middleware
1 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.66%) Security Operations Centre
2 15 (16.13%) Cyberthreat
2 15 (16.13%) Management Information System
3 13 (13.98%) Cyber Defence
4 9 (9.68%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 5 (5.38%) Client/Server
5 5 (5.38%) Social Media
6 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.30%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.08%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.08%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.08%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 35 (37.63%) Linux
2 33 (35.48%) Windows
3 31 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (77.42%) Cybersecurity
2 71 (76.34%) SIEM
3 45 (48.39%) Information Security
4 29 (31.18%) Identity Access Management
5 28 (30.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 27 (29.03%) Security Architecture
7 26 (27.96%) Threat Modelling
8 23 (24.73%) Penetration Testing
9 21 (22.58%) Ethical Hacking
10 18 (19.35%) Black-Box Testing
10 18 (19.35%) Dynamic Code Analysis
10 18 (19.35%) Secure Coding
10 18 (19.35%) Static Code Analysis
10 18 (19.35%) Technology Roadmap
10 18 (19.35%) White-Box Testing
11 15 (16.13%) Information Security Management
11 15 (16.13%) Risk Management
11 15 (16.13%) Security Management
12 13 (13.98%) Incident Management
12 13 (13.98%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.23%) C
2 2 (2.15%) Java
2 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.15%) Python
3 1 (1.08%) BeanShell
3 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) CISSP
2 17 (18.28%) CISM
3 12 (12.90%) CISA
4 10 (10.75%) SANS
5 6 (6.45%) CRISC
5 6 (6.45%) OSCP
6 5 (5.38%) CEH
7 3 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.15%) CCNA
8 2 (2.15%) CCNP
8 2 (2.15%) GIAC
9 1 (1.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.08%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.08%) CSSLP
9 1 (1.08%) Degree
9 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (9.68%) NIST
3 8 (8.60%) PCI DSS
4 4 (4.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (3.23%) GDPR
6 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.23%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.38%) QRadar
2 1 (1.08%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 18 (19.35%) CyberArk
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.45%) Darktrace
3 6 (6.45%) McAfee
3 6 (6.45%) Qualys
4 5 (5.38%) Palo Alto
4 5 (5.38%) Splunk
5 3 (3.23%) Blue Coat
5 3 (3.23%) Cisco
5 3 (3.23%) F5
5 3 (3.23%) FireEye
5 3 (3.23%) Rapid7
5 3 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.15%) ESET
6 2 (2.15%) Gemalto
6 2 (2.15%) Google
6 2 (2.15%) Kaspersky
6 2 (2.15%) WatchGuard
6 2 (2.15%) Zscaler
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix