Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > East of England
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 181 242
Rank change year-on-year +7 +61 +85
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 33 114 125
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.79% 1.46% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.64% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 24 56 76
Median annual salary £62,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £45,000 £27,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £81,000 £92,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -4.17%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,777 6,970 11,298
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 90.49% 89.20% 91.42%
Number of salaries quoted 2,743 5,233 8,660
Median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,800 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Security Operations as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in the East of England

Security Operations
Salary Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Operations in the East of England.

Salary trend for Security Operations in the East of England

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in the East of England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Operations in the East of England over the 6 months to 30 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the East of England

Security Operations
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the East of England region over the 6 months to 30 May 2020. 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
Cambridgeshire +36 23 £65,000 +30.00% 1
Bedfordshire +27 6 £45,000 -29.69%
Hertfordshire +6 4 £60,000 -20.00%
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 East of England region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 22 (66.67%) Information Security
1 22 (66.67%) SIEM
2 20 (60.61%) Office 365
2 20 (60.61%) Azure
3 19 (57.58%) AWS
4 18 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (54.55%) Security Operations Centre
5 16 (48.48%) Windows
6 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 12 (36.36%) CISSP
6 12 (36.36%) Threat Intelligence
7 11 (33.33%) Degree
8 10 (30.30%) Linux
8 10 (30.30%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (30.30%) NIST
9 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
9 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (27.27%) SANS
9 9 (27.27%) Python
9 9 (27.27%) ITIL
9 9 (27.27%) Firewall
9 9 (27.27%) Information Security Management
9 9 (27.27%) Security Management
9 9 (27.27%) Management Information System
9 9 (27.27%) COBIT
9 9 (27.27%) VMware
10 8 (24.24%) GCIH
11 7 (21.21%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (21.21%) LAN
11 7 (21.21%) WAN

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (60.61%) Azure
1 20 (60.61%) Office 365
2 19 (57.58%) AWS
3 6 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (15.15%) GCP
5 4 (12.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (12.12%) IaaS
5 4 (12.12%) PaaS
6 3 (9.09%) Cloudflare
6 3 (9.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) Firewall
2 7 (21.21%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (21.21%) LAN
2 7 (21.21%) VPN
2 7 (21.21%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) Internet
3 5 (15.15%) Network Security
4 4 (12.12%) Skype
4 4 (12.12%) Wireless
5 3 (9.09%) DNS
6 2 (6.06%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (3.03%) Public Sector
1 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
1 12 (36.36%) Security Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Senior Security Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Azure Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Office 365 Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Architect
5 4 (12.12%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) AWS Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (15.15%) Blog
3 5 (15.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (6.06%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 2 (6.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Information Security
1 22 (66.67%) SIEM
2 18 (54.55%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (36.36%) Threat Intelligence
4 10 (30.30%) Vulnerability Management
5 9 (27.27%) Information Security Management
5 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 9 (27.27%) Security Management
6 6 (18.18%) Analytics
6 6 (18.18%) Artificial Intelligence
6 6 (18.18%) Behavioural Analytics
6 6 (18.18%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 6 (18.18%) ERP
6 6 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 6 (18.18%) Risk Management
7 5 (15.15%) Fintech
7 5 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (15.15%) Security Architecture
7 5 (15.15%) Security Monitoring
7 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) Bash Shell
1 9 (27.27%) Python
2 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) Shell Script
3 4 (12.12%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) CISSP
2 11 (33.33%) Degree
3 9 (27.27%) SANS
4 8 (24.24%) GCIH
5 6 (18.18%) GCIA
6 4 (12.12%) GPEN
6 4 (12.12%) Postgraduate
7 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 2 (6.06%) CISM
8 2 (6.06%) GCFA
8 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (3.03%) CISA
9 1 (3.03%) CLAS
9 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.03%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) NIST
2 9 (27.27%) COBIT
3 5 (15.15%) AICPA
4 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
4 1 (3.03%) NIST 800
4 1 (3.03%) RMADS
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) Snort
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) QRadar
2 3 (9.09%) Opsgenie
2 3 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (6.06%) EnCase
3 2 (6.06%) FTK
3 2 (6.06%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) Google
4 5 (15.15%) LogRhythm
5 4 (12.12%) Avaya
5 4 (12.12%) Citrix
5 4 (12.12%) Darktrace
5 4 (12.12%) IBM
5 4 (12.12%) SAP
5 4 (12.12%) Splunk
6 3 (9.09%) Atlassian
6 3 (9.09%) Okta
6 3 (9.09%) PagerDuty
7 2 (6.06%) Carbon Black
7 2 (6.06%) CrowdStrike
7 2 (6.06%) FireEye
7 2 (6.06%) NetWitness
8 1 (3.03%) Fortinet