Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 276 269
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +85
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 64 57 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.55% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.59% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 55 56 67
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £58,750 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.13% -12.96% -3.57%
10th Percentile £39,500 £40,625 £43,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £95,000 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £58,750 £65,000
% change year-on-year +10.64% -9.62% -

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 9,799 9,626 10,300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.86% 92.81% 90.97%
Number of salaries quoted 8,772 8,694 9,379
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £59,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +1.69% +2.61%
10th Percentile £36,750 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £64,250 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +7.08% +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 13 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the City of London

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 48 (75.00%) Information Security
2 45 (70.31%) Cybersecurity
3 24 (37.50%) Firewall
4 22 (34.38%) Finance
5 20 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
6 19 (29.69%) Risk Assessment
6 19 (29.69%) CISSP
7 17 (26.56%) Windows
8 16 (25.00%) SIEM
9 15 (23.44%) Internet
10 14 (21.88%) TCP/IP
10 14 (21.88%) Risk Management
10 14 (21.88%) Change Control
11 12 (18.75%) Linux
12 11 (17.19%) GIAC
12 11 (17.19%) CEH
12 11 (17.19%) Security Operations Centre
12 11 (17.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 9 (14.06%) Fintech
13 9 (14.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (14.06%) Management Information System
13 9 (14.06%) Vulnerability Management
13 9 (14.06%) Degree
14 8 (12.50%) Network Security
14 8 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (12.50%) Python
14 8 (12.50%) CISM
15 7 (10.94%) Penetration Testing
15 7 (10.94%) Network Monitoring
16 6 (9.38%) Big Data

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:

Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (37.50%) Firewall
2 15 (23.44%) Internet
3 14 (21.88%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (12.50%) Network Security
5 6 (9.38%) VPN
6 4 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.69%) LAN
7 3 (4.69%) WAN
8 1 (1.56%) DMZ
8 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) Big Data
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Hudson
General
1 22 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 4 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) Analyst
2 24 (37.50%) Security Analyst
3 18 (28.13%) Security Engineer
4 16 (25.00%) IT Analyst
4 16 (25.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Security Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 6 (9.38%) Operational Security Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Operations Manager
6 6 (9.38%) Security Operations Manager
7 5 (7.81%) Information Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Information Security Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Associate Director
8 3 (4.69%) Associate Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Security Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.56%) JSON
1 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (14.06%) Fintech
2 9 (14.06%) Management Information System
3 6 (9.38%) Cyberattack
3 6 (9.38%) Cybercrime
4 5 (7.81%) Hedge funds
5 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.69%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (3.13%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.13%) Blog
7 2 (3.13%) PKI
8 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.56%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Unix
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (75.00%) Information Security
2 45 (70.31%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
4 19 (29.69%) Risk Assessment
5 16 (25.00%) SIEM
6 14 (21.88%) Change Control
6 14 (21.88%) Risk Management
7 11 (17.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 9 (14.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 9 (14.06%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (10.94%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (10.94%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (9.38%) Analytics
10 6 (9.38%) Change Management
10 6 (9.38%) Forensic Analysis
10 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (9.38%) Server Hardening
11 5 (7.81%) Behavioural Analytics
11 5 (7.81%) Threat Management
11 5 (7.81%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) Python
2 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 4 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.13%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) CISSP
2 11 (17.19%) CEH
2 11 (17.19%) GIAC
3 9 (14.06%) Degree
4 8 (12.50%) CISM
5 5 (7.81%) GCIA
5 5 (7.81%) GPEN
5 5 (7.81%) SSCP
6 4 (6.25%) GCIH
7 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.69%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.56%) ECIH
8 1 (1.56%) Master's Degree
8 1 (1.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.69%) COBIT
2 3 (4.69%) SSAE 16
3 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) CSIRT
2 1 (1.56%) Ansible
2 1 (1.56%) Graylog
2 1 (1.56%) Nessus
2 1 (1.56%) Puppet
2 1 (1.56%) Suricata
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.25%) Qualys
3 3 (4.69%) Citrix
3 3 (4.69%) Splunk
4 2 (3.13%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.56%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle
5 1 (1.56%) Red Hat