Period
to 19 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > London
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 401 422 442
Rank change year-on-year +21 +20 +129
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 523 521 537
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.74% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.77% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 428 458 454
London median annual salary £60,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £42,500 £45,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £95,000 £87,125
England median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 64,761 67,283 75,897
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.38% 91.79% 91.40%
Number of salaries quoted 51,800 53,565 65,381
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in London

Security Operations
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Security Operations in London

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in London over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in London

Security Operations
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the London region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
Central London -3 100 £65,000 - 9
North London +5 5 £42,500 -26.22%
West London -2 5 £65,000 +18.18% 2
South London 0 4 - -
East London -4 1 £70,000 +12.00% 1
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 301 (57.55%) Information Security
2 269 (51.43%) SIEM
3 257 (49.14%) Cybersecurity
4 229 (43.79%) Firewall
5 191 (36.52%) Security Operations Centre
6 167 (31.93%) CISSP
7 156 (29.83%) Linux
8 147 (28.11%) Windows
9 135 (25.81%) Vulnerability Management
10 132 (25.24%) Network Security
11 111 (21.22%) Finance
12 105 (20.08%) Data Loss Prevention
13 103 (19.69%) CISM
14 98 (18.74%) Incident Management
15 92 (17.59%) Splunk
16 91 (17.40%) Degree
17 87 (16.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 80 (15.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
19 79 (15.11%) Intrusion Detection
20 72 (13.77%) Penetration Testing
21 70 (13.38%) Cisco Certification
22 65 (12.43%) TCP/IP
22 65 (12.43%) Computer Science
23 64 (12.24%) Threat Management
24 63 (12.05%) CCNA
25 62 (11.85%) SANS
26 61 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
27 60 (11.47%) Malware Analysis
28 59 (11.28%) QRadar
29 55 (10.52%) Threat Intelligence

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (2.49%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.29%) Apache
3 5 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.96%) IIS
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.38%) CMS
4 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.19%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.54%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.10%) SaaS
4 8 (1.53%) Mimecast
4 8 (1.53%) Office 365
5 4 (0.76%) Serverless
6 3 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.57%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.38%) GitHub
7 2 (0.38%) IaaS
7 2 (0.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Akamai
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.19%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 229 (43.79%) Firewall
2 132 (25.24%) Network Security
3 79 (15.11%) Intrusion Detection
4 65 (12.43%) TCP/IP
5 23 (4.40%) Internet
6 21 (4.02%) SSL
7 19 (3.63%) DNS
8 15 (2.87%) Sourcefire
9 9 (1.72%) DMARC
9 9 (1.72%) SMTP
10 8 (1.53%) DKIM
11 7 (1.34%) VoIP
12 6 (1.15%) LAN
12 6 (1.15%) WAN
13 4 (0.76%) DHCP
13 4 (0.76%) HTTP
13 4 (0.76%) IPsec
13 4 (0.76%) OSPF
13 4 (0.76%) VPN
14 3 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.63%) Big Data
2 13 (2.49%) Hadoop
3 4 (0.76%) Apache Hive
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.19%) GIS
5 1 (0.19%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.76%) Metasploit
2 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.19%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 111 (21.22%) Finance
2 39 (7.46%) Banking
3 26 (4.97%) Law
4 19 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.10%) Legal
6 9 (1.72%) Retail
7 8 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.76%) French Language
8 4 (0.76%) German Language
8 4 (0.76%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.57%) Games
10 2 (0.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.38%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 157 (30.02%) Analyst
2 118 (22.56%) Security Analyst
3 96 (18.36%) Security Engineer
4 88 (16.83%) Consultant
5 67 (12.81%) Security Consultant
6 55 (10.52%) Security Manager
7 52 (9.94%) Operations Analyst
7 52 (9.94%) Security Operations Analyst
8 44 (8.41%) Senior Analyst
9 39 (7.46%) Senior Security Analyst
10 34 (6.50%) IT Consultant
10 34 (6.50%) IT Security Consultant
11 33 (6.31%) Senior Consultant
11 33 (6.31%) SOC Analyst
12 29 (5.54%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 29 (5.54%) Information Analyst
13 28 (5.35%) Architect
13 28 (5.35%) Operational Security Manager
13 28 (5.35%) Security Architect
13 28 (5.35%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.68%) Web Services
2 12 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (1.53%) Middleware
4 3 (0.57%) SAML
5 2 (0.38%) HTML
5 2 (0.38%) REST
5 2 (0.38%) RESTful
6 1 (0.19%) .NET
6 1 (0.19%) JDBC
6 1 (0.19%) LDAP
6 1 (0.19%) ODBC
6 1 (0.19%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 191 (36.52%) Security Operations Centre
2 65 (12.43%) Computer Science
3 61 (11.66%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (9.94%) PKI
5 46 (8.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 35 (6.69%) Management Information System
7 32 (6.12%) Cyberthreat
8 23 (4.40%) Cyberattack
8 23 (4.40%) Cybercrime
8 23 (4.40%) Data Protection Act
9 19 (3.63%) Data Centre
10 17 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (2.49%) Fintech
12 10 (1.91%) Analytical Mindset
12 10 (1.91%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 9 (1.72%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.72%) Data Structures
14 7 (1.34%) Cyber Defence
15 6 (1.15%) CMDB
15 6 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 156 (29.83%) Linux
2 147 (28.11%) Windows
3 50 (9.56%) Unix
4 12 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.57%) Solaris
7 2 (0.38%) Kali Linux
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 301 (57.55%) Information Security
2 269 (51.43%) SIEM
3 257 (49.14%) Cybersecurity
4 135 (25.81%) Vulnerability Management
5 105 (20.08%) Data Loss Prevention
6 98 (18.74%) Incident Management
7 80 (15.30%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 72 (13.77%) Penetration Testing
9 64 (12.24%) Threat Management
10 60 (11.47%) Malware Analysis
11 55 (10.52%) Threat Intelligence
12 51 (9.75%) Risk Management
13 49 (9.37%) Security Architecture
14 48 (9.18%) Security Monitoring
15 43 (8.22%) OWASP
16 42 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
16 42 (8.03%) Use Case
17 39 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
17 39 (7.46%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 38 (7.27%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.99%) Python
2 33 (6.31%) C
3 24 (4.59%) C#
4 21 (4.02%) VBA
5 17 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.29%) SQL
7 9 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.72%) Ruby
8 7 (1.34%) Java
8 7 (1.34%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.57%) Perl
9 3 (0.57%) PHP
10 2 (0.38%) Groovy
10 2 (0.38%) VBScript
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 167 (31.93%) CISSP
2 103 (19.69%) CISM
3 91 (17.40%) Degree
4 70 (13.38%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (12.05%) CCNA
6 62 (11.85%) SANS
7 49 (9.37%) CISA
8 44 (8.41%) CEH
8 44 (8.41%) CompTIA Security+
9 38 (7.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 36 (6.88%) GIAC
11 35 (6.69%) GCIH
12 32 (6.12%) CCNP
13 22 (4.21%) Master's Degree
14 16 (3.06%) CISMP
14 16 (3.06%) CSSLP
14 16 (3.06%) MCSE
14 16 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (3.06%) SSCP
15 14 (2.68%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (16.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (4.97%) GDPR
2 26 (4.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 25 (4.78%) COBIT
4 24 (4.59%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.53%) GPG13
6 6 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.96%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.38%) COSO
8 2 (0.38%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.38%) QA
8 2 (0.38%) SLA
9 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (9.37%) Virtual Machines
2 35 (6.69%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.63%) Snort
4 8 (1.53%) HDFS
5 4 (0.76%) iptables
6 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.38%) Docker
7 2 (0.38%) Firmware
7 2 (0.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 59 (11.28%) QRadar
2 14 (2.68%) Nessus
3 10 (1.91%) CSIRT
4 8 (1.53%) Suricata
5 6 (1.15%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 4 (0.76%) Kibana
7 2 (0.38%) Ansible
7 2 (0.38%) CASB
7 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.38%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.38%) Netcool
7 2 (0.38%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 1 (0.19%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.19%) Marathon
8 1 (0.19%) Mesos
8 1 (0.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.19%) WMI
Vendors
1 92 (17.59%) Splunk
2 50 (9.56%) Qualys
3 38 (7.27%) LogRhythm
4 31 (5.93%) Microsoft
5 28 (5.35%) Oracle
6 25 (4.78%) ArcSight
7 16 (3.06%) Sophos
8 14 (2.68%) Palo Alto
9 12 (2.29%) ServiceNow
10 11 (2.10%) FireEye
10 11 (2.10%) Forcepoint
11 9 (1.72%) AlienVault
11 9 (1.72%) CheckPoint
12 8 (1.53%) Cisco
12 8 (1.53%) Fortinet
12 8 (1.53%) SAP
12 8 (1.53%) Symantec
12 8 (1.53%) TippingPoint
13 7 (1.34%) BeyondTrust
14 6 (1.15%) Workday