Period
to 20 May 2019

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

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > London
6 months to
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 398 376 427
Rank change year-on-year -22 +51 +79
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 417 565 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.82% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.88% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 327 460 439
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £42,500 £46,250
90th Percentile £96,250 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
% 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 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 53,810 63,881 63,623
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 92.24% 92.71% 92.38%
Number of salaries quoted 43,395 51,738 52,916
London median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £34,075
90th Percentile £96,250 £93,750 £90,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 20 May 2019.

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 20 May 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
Central London +18 109 £71,000 +9.23% 8
West London +49 23 £42,500 -41.38% 3
East London +26 9 £56,250 -19.64%
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 223 (53.48%) Cybersecurity
2 189 (45.32%) Information Security
3 148 (35.49%) SIEM
4 130 (31.18%) CISSP
5 98 (23.50%) Finance
6 97 (23.26%) Firewall
7 95 (22.78%) Security Operations Centre
8 86 (20.62%) Windows
9 82 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 77 (18.47%) Penetration Testing
10 77 (18.47%) Vulnerability Management
11 73 (17.51%) Linux
12 67 (16.07%) Management Information System
13 66 (15.83%) DevOps
14 65 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
15 63 (15.11%) Microsoft Azure
16 61 (14.63%) Security Architecture
16 61 (14.63%) ServiceNow
16 61 (14.63%) Unix
16 61 (14.63%) Python
17 55 (13.19%) Identity Access Management
18 53 (12.71%) Incident Management
19 52 (12.47%) CEH
20 51 (12.23%) Intrusion Detection
21 48 (11.51%) JavaScript
22 47 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
22 47 (11.27%) Risk Management
22 47 (11.27%) Analytics
23 46 (11.03%) PCI DSS
23 46 (11.03%) CISM

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 6 (1.44%) IIS
2 2 (0.48%) Apache
2 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
2 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.24%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 65 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (15.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.76%) SaaS
4 23 (5.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 20 (4.80%) Office 365
6 14 (3.36%) PaaS
7 12 (2.88%) IaaS
8 6 (1.44%) Stackdriver
9 5 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (1.20%) Datadog
10 3 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.48%) Serverless
12 1 (0.24%) Akamai
12 1 (0.24%) Apigee
12 1 (0.24%) GitHub
12 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.24%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (23.26%) Firewall
2 51 (12.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 40 (9.59%) TCP/IP
4 33 (7.91%) Network Security
5 28 (6.71%) Internet
6 22 (5.28%) IPsec
7 20 (4.80%) VPN
8 15 (3.60%) HTTP
9 14 (3.36%) HTTPS
9 14 (3.36%) Intranet
10 12 (2.88%) LAN
10 12 (2.88%) SSL
11 9 (2.16%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.92%) WAN
13 6 (1.44%) Wireless
14 5 (1.20%) DNS
15 4 (0.96%) Unified Communications
16 3 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
16 3 (0.72%) SMTP
16 3 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.80%) MySQL
3 8 (1.92%) Big Data
4 6 (1.44%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (1.20%) CouchDB
5 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.20%) Redis
6 3 (0.72%) DB2
6 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 20 (4.80%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.16%) TeamCity
3 8 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.68%) Metasploit
4 7 (1.68%) SonarQube
5 5 (1.20%) Burp Suite
5 5 (1.20%) JIRA
5 5 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (0.96%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.96%) PhantomJS
7 3 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.24%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.24%) GitLab
8 1 (0.24%) Gradle
8 1 (0.24%) Hudson
8 1 (0.24%) JMeter
8 1 (0.24%) Maven
General
1 98 (23.50%) Finance
2 32 (7.67%) Banking
3 25 (6.00%) Retail
4 13 (3.12%) Legal
5 8 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.20%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.72%) Law
8 3 (0.72%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 103 (24.70%) Security Engineer
2 85 (20.38%) Analyst
3 73 (17.51%) Security Analyst
4 39 (9.35%) Consultant
5 36 (8.63%) Security Manager
6 27 (6.47%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 27 (6.47%) Developer
7 26 (6.24%) Security Consultant
7 26 (6.24%) ServiceNow Developer
8 22 (5.28%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 21 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 21 (5.04%) Security Specialist
10 19 (4.56%) Head of Security
11 17 (4.08%) SIEM Engineer
12 15 (3.60%) Operational Security Manager
12 15 (3.60%) Security Operations Manager
13 13 (3.12%) Operations Manager
14 12 (2.88%) Information Analyst
14 12 (2.88%) Information Manager
14 12 (2.88%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.67%) HTML
2 23 (5.52%) XML
3 13 (3.12%) Web Services
4 6 (1.44%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.44%) LDAP
5 5 (1.20%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.20%) Hibernate
5 5 (1.20%) Node.js
5 5 (1.20%) RESTful
6 4 (0.96%) CSS
6 4 (0.96%) React
7 2 (0.48%) .NET
8 1 (0.24%) COM
8 1 (0.24%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.24%) Kafka
8 1 (0.24%) LAMP
8 1 (0.24%) OAuth
8 1 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.24%) SAML
8 1 (0.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (22.78%) Security Operations Centre
2 67 (16.07%) Management Information System
3 40 (9.59%) Fintech
4 34 (8.15%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (5.28%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 19 (4.56%) Data Centre
7 15 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.60%) Cyberattack
8 12 (2.88%) Social Media
9 9 (2.16%) Cyber Defence
10 8 (1.92%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.68%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.44%) CESG
12 6 (1.44%) CMDB
13 5 (1.20%) Cybercrime
13 5 (1.20%) Online Banking
13 5 (1.20%) PKI
14 4 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.96%) Life Science
15 3 (0.72%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 86 (20.62%) Windows
2 73 (17.51%) Linux
3 61 (14.63%) Unix
4 7 (1.68%) Kali Linux
5 5 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (53.48%) Cybersecurity
2 189 (45.32%) Information Security
3 148 (35.49%) SIEM
4 77 (18.47%) Penetration Testing
4 77 (18.47%) Vulnerability Management
5 66 (15.83%) DevOps
6 61 (14.63%) Security Architecture
7 55 (13.19%) Identity Access Management
8 53 (12.71%) Incident Management
9 47 (11.27%) Analytics
9 47 (11.27%) Risk Management
10 45 (10.79%) Threat Management
11 44 (10.55%) ITIL
12 42 (10.07%) Threat Intelligence
13 40 (9.59%) Data Protection
14 39 (9.35%) Threat Modelling
15 37 (8.87%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (8.39%) Ethical Hacking
17 34 (8.15%) Security Management
18 32 (7.67%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.63%) Python
2 48 (11.51%) JavaScript
3 35 (8.39%) PowerShell
4 31 (7.43%) Java
5 26 (6.24%) Bash Shell
6 20 (4.80%) SQL
7 12 (2.88%) Perl
8 10 (2.40%) C++
9 7 (1.68%) C#
10 6 (1.44%) Go
11 5 (1.20%) ANSI SQL
11 5 (1.20%) C
11 5 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.96%) PHP
12 4 (0.96%) Ruby
13 3 (0.72%) Groovy
14 2 (0.48%) VB
15 1 (0.24%) BeanShell
15 1 (0.24%) Scala
Qualifications
1 130 (31.18%) CISSP
2 52 (12.47%) CEH
3 47 (11.27%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (11.03%) CISM
5 45 (10.79%) Degree
6 43 (10.31%) SANS
7 32 (7.67%) GIAC
8 21 (5.04%) CISA
8 21 (5.04%) MCSE
8 21 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (4.80%) CCNA
10 16 (3.84%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 16 (3.84%) ISACA
11 13 (3.12%) CCNP
11 13 (3.12%) Security Cleared
12 11 (2.64%) CompTIA Security+
13 9 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (2.16%) SSCP
14 8 (1.92%) AWS Certification
15 7 (1.68%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (19.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 46 (11.03%) PCI DSS
3 43 (10.31%) GDPR
4 31 (7.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 17 (4.08%) COBIT
5 17 (4.08%) NIST 800
6 15 (3.60%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 13 (3.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (1.92%) PA-DSS
8 8 (1.92%) SAS 70
9 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.96%) SLA
10 2 (0.48%) QA
11 1 (0.24%) GPG13
System Software
1 23 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.36%) Docker
3 6 (1.44%) Snort
4 4 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.24%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (4.80%) Kubernetes
2 18 (4.32%) Ansible
3 17 (4.08%) Terraform
4 14 (3.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 13 (3.12%) Nessus
6 11 (2.64%) QRadar
7 9 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (2.16%) Puppet
8 6 (1.44%) CASB
9 5 (1.20%) logstash
9 5 (1.20%) Nmap
10 4 (0.96%) CSIRT
10 4 (0.96%) Rancher
11 3 (0.72%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 3 (0.72%) EnCase
11 3 (0.72%) Nexpose
11 3 (0.72%) RSA enVision
12 2 (0.48%) FTK
12 2 (0.48%) PowerBroker
12 2 (0.48%) Suricata
Vendors
1 61 (14.63%) ServiceNow
2 31 (7.43%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.19%) CyberArk
4 29 (6.95%) Splunk
5 23 (5.52%) Qualys
6 19 (4.56%) Cisco
7 16 (3.84%) FireEye
7 16 (3.84%) Google
8 14 (3.36%) IBM
9 12 (2.88%) ArcSight
10 11 (2.64%) Citrix
11 10 (2.40%) LogRhythm
11 10 (2.40%) Symantec
12 9 (2.16%) WorldPay
13 8 (1.92%) Cognizant
13 8 (1.92%) Darktrace
14 7 (1.68%) AlienVault
14 7 (1.68%) Oracle
15 6 (1.44%) Palo Alto
16 5 (1.20%) Meraki