Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 188 186
Rank change year-on-year +57 -2 +35
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 65 29 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.82% 0.65% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 0.73% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 14 19 26
Hertfordshire median annual salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.05% -5.00% -26.47%
10th Percentile £44,250 £31,600 £38,750
90th Percentile £84,625 £58,250 £77,500
East of England median annual salary £49,750 £53,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -7.01% +7.00% +5.26%

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 3,175 3,992 3,978
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 89.04% 89.41% 90.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2,460 3,382 3,288
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 +22 37 - -
Watford -6 9 £75,000 +100.00%
Stevenage +14 6 £54,000 +92.86%
St Albans - 4 - -
Hatfield - 3 £80,000 - 1
Letchworth - 1 - -
Security Operations
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 56 (86.15%) SIEM
2 48 (73.85%) Information Security
3 40 (61.54%) Security Operations Centre
4 36 (55.38%) Security Architecture
4 36 (55.38%) Identity Access Management
5 31 (47.69%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 31 (47.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 30 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 24 (36.92%) Firewall
8 23 (35.38%) PCI DSS
9 22 (33.85%) JIRA
9 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
9 22 (33.85%) CISSP
9 22 (33.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 22 (33.85%) Amazon AWS
10 21 (32.31%) SSCP
11 20 (30.77%) Linux
11 20 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
12 19 (29.23%) Management Information System
12 19 (29.23%) Vulnerability Management
13 18 (27.69%) CompTIA Security+
13 18 (27.69%) CEH
14 17 (26.15%) GDPR
14 17 (26.15%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (24.62%) Cybersecurity
15 16 (24.62%) DevOps
15 16 (24.62%) Due Diligence
15 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (24.62%) Degree
16 15 (23.08%) Network Security

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 5 (7.69%) Apache
1 5 (7.69%) IIS
1 5 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.85%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (26.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.23%) Mimecast
3 6 (9.23%) Office 365
4 5 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (7.69%) GitHub
4 5 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.92%) Firewall
2 15 (23.08%) Network Security
3 14 (21.54%) DNS
4 10 (15.38%) DHCP
4 10 (15.38%) HTTP
4 10 (15.38%) ICMP
4 10 (15.38%) SNMP
4 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 9 (13.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (9.23%) DKIM
6 6 (9.23%) DMARC
6 6 (9.23%) VPN
7 5 (7.69%) Internet
7 5 (7.69%) Sourcefire
7 5 (7.69%) Wireless
8 4 (6.15%) FTP
8 4 (6.15%) SMTP
8 4 (6.15%) SSL
9 1 (1.54%) DMZ
9 1 (1.54%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) JIRA
2 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.69%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (18.46%) Retail
2 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Security Engineer
2 11 (16.92%) Analyst
2 11 (16.92%) Architect
2 11 (16.92%) Security Architect
3 9 (13.85%) Security Manager
4 6 (9.23%) Security Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Administrator
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (7.69%) RACF Administrator
5 5 (7.69%) SIEM Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) SOC Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 5 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Information Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Information Security Manager
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Security Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) OAuth
1 11 (16.92%) OAuth2
1 11 (16.92%) OpenID
1 11 (16.92%) XACML
2 5 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (7.69%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (61.54%) Security Operations Centre
2 19 (29.23%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.23%) PKI
5 5 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 5 (7.69%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 5 (7.69%) Cyberattack
5 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (7.69%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (7.69%) Mainframe
5 5 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (6.15%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (6.15%) Life Science
7 1 (1.54%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Linux
2 11 (16.92%) Windows
3 10 (15.38%) Kali Linux
3 10 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 6 (9.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (86.15%) SIEM
2 48 (73.85%) Information Security
3 36 (55.38%) Identity Access Management
3 36 (55.38%) Security Architecture
4 31 (47.69%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 31 (47.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 22 (33.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (30.77%) Penetration Testing
7 19 (29.23%) Vulnerability Management
8 16 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (24.62%) Cybersecurity
8 16 (24.62%) DevOps
8 16 (24.62%) Due Diligence
9 14 (21.54%) Decision-Making
9 14 (21.54%) Incident Management
9 14 (21.54%) Risk Management
10 11 (16.92%) OWASP
10 11 (16.92%) Resource Allocation
11 10 (15.38%) Security Management
11 10 (15.38%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) Python
2 10 (15.38%) Java
3 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.69%) Go
3 5 (7.69%) JCL
3 5 (7.69%) Perl
3 5 (7.69%) PHP
3 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.69%) REXX
3 5 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (33.85%) CISSP
2 21 (32.31%) SSCP
3 18 (27.69%) CEH
3 18 (27.69%) CompTIA Security+
4 16 (24.62%) Degree
5 15 (23.08%) GCIH
6 14 (21.54%) GCIA
7 13 (20.00%) CISM
8 12 (18.46%) SANS
9 11 (16.92%) GIAC
10 10 (15.38%) CISA
10 10 (15.38%) GSEC
11 8 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (10.77%) CCNA
12 7 (10.77%) Network+ Certification
13 5 (7.69%) A+ Certification
13 5 (7.69%) CCENT
13 5 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (7.69%) CSSLP
13 5 (7.69%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (46.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (35.38%) PCI DSS
3 17 (26.15%) GDPR
4 8 (12.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (7.69%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (6.15%) GxP
6 4 (6.15%) HIPAA
6 4 (6.15%) ISO 22301
6 4 (6.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (1.54%) COBIT
7 1 (1.54%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (1.54%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (16.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) QRadar
2 6 (9.23%) CASB
2 6 (9.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (7.69%) Nessus
3 5 (7.69%) Nmap
3 5 (7.69%) zSecure
4 4 (6.15%) RSA Archer
5 1 (1.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 22 (33.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.46%) Splunk
3 7 (10.77%) Forcepoint
4 6 (9.23%) Sophos
4 6 (9.23%) Symantec
5 5 (7.69%) Netsparker
5 5 (7.69%) Qualys
6 4 (6.15%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.62%) Juniper
8 2 (3.08%) AlienVault
8 2 (3.08%) ArcSight
8 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.08%) Cisco
8 2 (3.08%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.08%) LogRhythm
8 2 (3.08%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.54%) Citrix
9 1 (1.54%) McAfee