Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 286 258 314
Rank change year-on-year -28 +56 +29
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 55 70 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.69% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.75% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 54 65 49
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £42,500 £38,450 £45,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £93,250 £88,750
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000

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 10,156 9,299 11,443
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 92.24% 91.53% 91.60%
Number of salaries quoted 9,055 8,389 10,476
City of London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
10th Percentile £37,000 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +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 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 42 (76.36%) Information Security
2 29 (52.73%) Firewall
3 25 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (40.00%) SIEM
5 18 (32.73%) Security Architecture
6 15 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (27.27%) CISSP
7 14 (25.45%) TCP/IP
7 14 (25.45%) Finance
8 13 (23.64%) CISM
9 12 (21.82%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (18.18%) Linux
10 10 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
11 9 (16.36%) Threat Intelligence
11 9 (16.36%) Internet
11 9 (16.36%) CEH
11 9 (16.36%) Degree
12 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
12 8 (14.55%) Ethical Hacking
12 8 (14.55%) Analytics
12 8 (14.55%) Python
12 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
12 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (14.55%) Behavioural Analytics
12 8 (14.55%) Data Structures
12 8 (14.55%) Algorithms
13 7 (12.73%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (12.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
13 7 (12.73%) SANS
13 7 (12.73%) VoIP

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 1 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (52.73%) Firewall
2 14 (25.45%) TCP/IP
3 12 (21.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (16.36%) Internet
5 7 (12.73%) VoIP
6 5 (9.09%) Network Security
7 3 (5.45%) SSL
8 2 (3.64%) DNS
9 1 (1.82%) DMZ
9 1 (1.82%) Intranet
9 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
General
1 14 (25.45%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Legal
2 4 (7.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (43.64%) Analyst
2 23 (41.82%) Security Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Architect
3 8 (14.55%) IT Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) IT Security Analyst
3 8 (14.55%) Security Architect
4 7 (12.73%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Senior Security Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Information Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Information Security Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) IT Security Officer
6 3 (5.45%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Officer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) JDBC
2 1 (1.82%) LDAP
2 1 (1.82%) ODBC
2 1 (1.82%) REST
2 1 (1.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
2 8 (14.55%) Algorithms
2 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
2 8 (14.55%) Data Structures
3 6 (10.91%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 4 (7.27%) Blog
6 3 (5.45%) PKI
7 2 (3.64%) Fintech
7 2 (3.64%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.82%) CESG
8 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Linux
2 6 (10.91%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) Information Security
2 25 (45.45%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (40.00%) SIEM
4 18 (32.73%) Security Architecture
5 15 (27.27%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (16.36%) Threat Intelligence
7 8 (14.55%) Analytics
7 8 (14.55%) Behavioural Analytics
7 8 (14.55%) Ethical Hacking
7 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (14.55%) Risk Management
8 7 (12.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 7 (12.73%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (10.91%) Investment Management
10 4 (7.27%) Change Control
10 4 (7.27%) Cryptography
10 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
10 4 (7.27%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (7.27%) Risk Assessment
10 4 (7.27%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) Python
2 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.64%) C#
4 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) CISSP
2 13 (23.64%) CISM
3 9 (16.36%) CEH
3 9 (16.36%) Degree
4 7 (12.73%) SANS
5 3 (5.45%) CISA
5 3 (5.45%) MCSE
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.64%) GCIH
6 2 (3.64%) GIAC
7 1 (1.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.82%) ECIH
7 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) COBIT
2 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.82%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 1 (1.82%) Nessus
1 1 (1.82%) QRadar
1 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Qualys
2 4 (7.27%) Splunk
3 2 (3.64%) LogRhythm
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) AlienVault
4 1 (1.82%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow