Period
to 18 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 18 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 195 173
Rank change year-on-year +102 -22 +68
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 114 20 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.95% 0.46% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.27% 0.52% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 23 18 40
Hertfordshire median annual salary £52,500 £53,750 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.33% +16.22% -21.28%
10th Percentile £46,250 £36,250 £36,000
90th Percentile £76,800 £72,500 £57,500
East of England median annual salary £49,750 £52,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.24% +16.67% -12.62%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,485 3,838 4,021
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 90.33% 87.85% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 2,692 3,239 3,321
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +5.95%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,200 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £46,902 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.27% +4.23% -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in Hertfordshire

Security Operations
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations in Hertfordshire.

Salary trend for Security Operations in Hertfordshire

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in Hertfordshire

Security Operations
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2018. 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
Welwyn Garden City +34 75 - - 1
Stevenage +24 15 £47,500 +69.64%
Watford -4 6 £80,000 +113.33%
St Albans - 4 - -
Letchworth - 1 - -
Security Operations
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 107 (93.86%) SIEM
2 86 (75.44%) Security Operations Centre
3 76 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
4 74 (64.91%) Security Architecture
5 69 (60.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 69 (60.53%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 57 (50.00%) SSCP
7 56 (49.12%) Cybersecurity
8 52 (45.61%) Continuous Improvement
9 51 (44.74%) Information Security
10 50 (43.86%) Microsoft
11 47 (41.23%) GIAC
11 47 (41.23%) CompTIA Security+
12 45 (39.47%) Due Diligence
12 45 (39.47%) CISSP
13 41 (35.96%) SANS
14 40 (35.09%) Firewall
15 38 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 35 (30.70%) CISA
16 35 (30.70%) CISM
17 34 (29.82%) Linux
17 34 (29.82%) Use Case
17 34 (29.82%) CSSLP
18 32 (28.07%) Degree
18 32 (28.07%) Windows
19 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
20 29 (25.44%) Python
20 29 (25.44%) DevOps
21 27 (23.68%) Unix
22 26 (22.81%) CEH

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 6 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.39%) Apache
2 5 (4.39%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (14.91%) Mimecast
2 17 (14.91%) Office 365
3 12 (10.53%) GitHub
4 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (35.09%) Firewall
2 25 (21.93%) Network Security
3 24 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 20 (17.54%) DNS
5 17 (14.91%) DHCP
5 17 (14.91%) DKIM
5 17 (14.91%) DMARC
5 17 (14.91%) HTTP
5 17 (14.91%) ICMP
5 17 (14.91%) SNMP
6 11 (9.65%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (5.26%) Sourcefire
7 6 (5.26%) VPN
8 5 (4.39%) Internet
8 5 (4.39%) Wireless
9 3 (2.63%) FTP
9 3 (2.63%) SMTP
9 3 (2.63%) SSL
10 1 (0.88%) DMZ
10 1 (0.88%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 24 (21.05%) JIRA
2 12 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.53%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (13.16%) Retail
2 6 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (47.37%) Security Engineer
2 13 (11.40%) Security Manager
2 13 (11.40%) Team Leader
3 12 (10.53%) Analyst
3 12 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
4 7 (6.14%) Engineering Manager
4 7 (6.14%) Incident Engineer
5 6 (5.26%) Administrator
5 6 (5.26%) RACF Administrator
5 6 (5.26%) Security Analyst
5 6 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (4.39%) Architect
6 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (4.39%) Security Architect
6 5 (4.39%) SIEM Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) SOC Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (2.63%) IT Manager
8 3 (2.63%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) ISPF
2 5 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (4.39%) OAuth
2 5 (4.39%) OAuth2
2 5 (4.39%) OpenID
2 5 (4.39%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 86 (75.44%) Security Operations Centre
2 23 (20.18%) Management Information System
3 17 (14.91%) PKI
4 15 (13.16%) Computer Science
5 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (5.26%) Cyberattack
7 6 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
7 6 (5.26%) Mainframe
8 5 (4.39%) Client/Server
8 5 (4.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 5 (4.39%) Data Centre
8 5 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (4.39%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (2.63%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 34 (29.82%) Linux
2 32 (28.07%) Windows
3 27 (23.68%) Unix
4 17 (14.91%) Kali Linux
4 17 (14.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (93.86%) SIEM
2 76 (66.67%) Identity Access Management
3 74 (64.91%) Security Architecture
4 69 (60.53%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 69 (60.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 56 (49.12%) Cybersecurity
6 52 (45.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 51 (44.74%) Information Security
8 45 (39.47%) Due Diligence
9 38 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 34 (29.82%) Use Case
11 30 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
12 29 (25.44%) DevOps
13 26 (22.81%) Vulnerability Management
14 24 (21.05%) Penetration Testing
15 17 (14.91%) Data Loss Prevention
15 17 (14.91%) Open Source
15 17 (14.91%) Technical Analysis
16 15 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
17 14 (12.28%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.44%) Python
2 17 (14.91%) Java
3 12 (10.53%) Go
3 12 (10.53%) Perl
3 12 (10.53%) PHP
3 12 (10.53%) Ruby
4 6 (5.26%) JCL
4 6 (5.26%) REXX
5 5 (4.39%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (50.00%) SSCP
2 47 (41.23%) CompTIA Security+
2 47 (41.23%) GIAC
3 45 (39.47%) CISSP
4 41 (35.96%) SANS
5 35 (30.70%) CISA
5 35 (30.70%) CISM
6 34 (29.82%) CSSLP
7 32 (28.07%) Degree
8 26 (22.81%) CEH
9 23 (20.18%) GCIA
9 23 (20.18%) GCIH
10 17 (14.91%) GSEC
11 14 (12.28%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (11.40%) GCFA
12 13 (11.40%) GREM
13 7 (6.14%) CCNA
13 7 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (6.14%) CREST Certified
13 7 (6.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (17.54%) GDPR
3 19 (16.67%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.39%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.88%) COBIT
6 1 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.88%) GPG13
6 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.26%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) Nessus
1 12 (10.53%) Nmap
2 7 (6.14%) EnCase
2 7 (6.14%) QRadar
3 6 (5.26%) CASB
3 6 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (5.26%) zSecure
4 1 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 50 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.54%) Sophos
2 20 (17.54%) Symantec
3 18 (15.79%) Forcepoint
3 18 (15.79%) Splunk
4 12 (10.53%) Netsparker
4 12 (10.53%) Qualys
5 3 (2.63%) Juniper
6 2 (1.75%) AlienVault
6 2 (1.75%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.75%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.75%) Cisco
6 2 (1.75%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.75%) LogRhythm
6 2 (1.75%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
7 1 (0.88%) Citrix
7 1 (0.88%) McAfee