Period
to 23 October 2021

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 23 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 172 96 160
Rank change year-on-year -76 +64 -30
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 58 33 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 1.05% 1.84% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 2.04% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 29 25 64
10th Percentile £43,450 £44,400 £40,000
25th Percentile £51,250 £45,000 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £81,250 £67,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £88,200 £73,000 £87,000
England median annual salary £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +13.04% -4.17% +4.35%

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 5,009 1,621 6,229
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 91.04% 90.16% 91.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,663 1,321 4,546
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £27,266
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £59,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +7.27% +4.76% -

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 23 October 2021.

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 23 October 2021. 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
Hertfordshire - 25 £57,500 - 10
Cambridgeshire -73 22 £52,500 +5.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 8 £55,000 -
Norfolk - 2 £50,000 -
Essex -15 1 - -
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, 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 35 (60.34%) SIEM
2 30 (51.72%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (39.66%) Information Security
4 19 (32.76%) Cyberthreat
4 19 (32.76%) HTTP
4 19 (32.76%) Information Management
5 18 (31.03%) Azure
5 18 (31.03%) IIS
5 18 (31.03%) LDAP
5 18 (31.03%) Firewall
5 18 (31.03%) Threat Detection
5 18 (31.03%) Network Packet Capture
5 18 (31.03%) Social Skills
6 16 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (27.59%) Degree
7 15 (25.86%) JSON
7 15 (25.86%) Hyper-V
7 15 (25.86%) Windows
7 15 (25.86%) Active Directory
7 15 (25.86%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (25.86%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (24.14%) CISSP
8 14 (24.14%) Python
8 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
8 14 (24.14%) PowerShell
9 13 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
9 13 (22.41%) DV Cleared
9 13 (22.41%) Regular Expression
9 13 (22.41%) NFS

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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (31.03%) IIS
2 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Airflow
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) Azure
2 9 (15.52%) AWS
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (3.45%) GCP
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.72%) AWS Step Functions
5 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub
5 1 (1.72%) GitHub Actions
5 1 (1.72%) IaaS
5 1 (1.72%) PaaS
5 1 (1.72%) SaaS
5 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) HTTP
2 18 (31.03%) Firewall
3 7 (12.07%) Intrusion Detection
3 7 (12.07%) IPsec
3 7 (12.07%) VPN
4 6 (10.34%) DNS
4 6 (10.34%) Network Security
4 6 (10.34%) SMTP
5 5 (8.62%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (8.62%) FTP
5 5 (8.62%) SSL
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (1.72%) LAN
6 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.72%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (1.72%) Big Data
1 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.72%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 18 (31.03%) Social Skills
2 16 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Law
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (36.21%) SOC Engineer
2 13 (22.41%) SOC Specialist
3 12 (20.69%) Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Security Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) IT Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) IT Security Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Security Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) SOC Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Architect
6 4 (6.90%) Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Information Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Information Security Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Information Security Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.90%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Head of IT
7 3 (5.17%) Head of Security
7 3 (5.17%) Information Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (31.03%) LDAP
2 15 (25.86%) JSON
3 13 (22.41%) Regular Expression
4 3 (5.17%) Web Services
5 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.45%) CSS
5 2 (3.45%) HTML
5 2 (3.45%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
5 2 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.45%) XML
6 1 (1.72%) .NET
6 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.76%) Cyberthreat
2 15 (25.86%) Security Operations Centre
3 13 (22.41%) Cyber Defence
4 7 (12.07%) Cyberattack
4 7 (12.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (10.34%) Analytical Mindset
5 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) BYOD
6 1 (1.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 1 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Linux
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (60.34%) SIEM
2 30 (51.72%) Cybersecurity
3 23 (39.66%) Information Security
4 19 (32.76%) Information Management
5 18 (31.03%) Network Packet Capture
5 18 (31.03%) Threat Detection
6 13 (22.41%) Task Automation
7 11 (18.97%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (15.52%) Security Architecture
9 8 (13.79%) Analytics
9 8 (13.79%) Data Loss Prevention
9 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (13.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 7 (12.07%) Migration
10 7 (12.07%) Security Monitoring
11 6 (10.34%) Incident Management
11 6 (10.34%) Security Hardening
12 5 (8.62%) Behavioural Analytics
12 5 (8.62%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (8.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) PowerShell
1 14 (24.14%) Python
2 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Degree
2 14 (24.14%) CISSP
2 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (22.41%) DV Cleared
3 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
4 9 (15.52%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.62%) CCSA
5 5 (8.62%) CEH
5 5 (8.62%) CISA
5 5 (8.62%) CISM
5 5 (8.62%) IISP
5 5 (8.62%) OSCP
6 2 (3.45%) CSSLP
6 2 (3.45%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.72%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) NIST
2 7 (12.07%) Cyber Essentials
2 7 (12.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (12.07%) PCI DSS
3 6 (10.34%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 6 (10.34%) NCSC
4 5 (8.62%) GRC
5 2 (3.45%) GDPR
6 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (25.86%) Active Directory
1 15 (25.86%) Hyper-V
1 15 (25.86%) Virtual Machines
2 13 (22.41%) NFS
2 13 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) CASB
2 6 (10.34%) Nessus
3 5 (8.62%) QRadar
4 1 (1.72%) CSIRT
4 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) VMware
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.07%) LogRhythm
4 6 (10.34%) Splunk
5 5 (8.62%) AlienVault
5 5 (8.62%) Blue Coat
5 5 (8.62%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.62%) Cisco
5 5 (8.62%) Darktrace
5 5 (8.62%) FireEye
5 5 (8.62%) McAfee
5 5 (8.62%) Rapid7
6 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.72%) Databricks