Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > London
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 420 531
Rank change year-on-year +41 +111 +212
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 568 492 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.77% 0.67% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.74% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 432 439 355
London median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42,500 £43,750 £45,950
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%

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 67357 66697 78711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.64% 90.64% 89.69%
Number of salaries quoted 52452 57129 66686
London median annual salary £60,000 £59,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £86,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017. 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 -4 69 £58,750 -11.32% 9
East London +10 23 £77,500 +14.81%
West London +23 15 £55,000 -12.00%
South London -6 9 £82,500 +26.92%
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT jobs citing Security Operations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 344 (60.56%) Information Security
2 334 (58.80%) SIEM
3 320 (56.34%) Cybersecurity
4 293 (51.58%) CISSP
5 216 (38.03%) CISM
6 200 (35.21%) Firewall
7 168 (29.58%) Degree
8 159 (27.99%) Vulnerability Management
9 156 (27.46%) Linux
10 155 (27.29%) Security Operations Centre
11 150 (26.41%) Finance
12 146 (25.70%) Windows
13 131 (23.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 127 (22.36%) Network Security
15 120 (21.13%) Banking
16 116 (20.42%) Computer Science
17 105 (18.49%) Data Protection
18 100 (17.61%) Security Architecture
19 96 (16.90%) Identity Access Management
20 91 (16.02%) GIAC
21 89 (15.67%) CISA
21 89 (15.67%) ITIL
21 89 (15.67%) Incident Management
22 87 (15.32%) TCP/IP
23 86 (15.14%) Splunk
24 83 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
25 82 (14.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
26 79 (13.91%) Management Information System
27 78 (13.73%) Security Monitoring
28 71 (12.50%) Penetration Testing

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 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.88%) Apache Spark
3 4 (0.70%) IIS
4 2 (0.35%) Apache
4 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.53%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.82%) SaaS
2 14 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.94%) PaaS
4 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.41%) IaaS
6 7 (1.23%) Office 365
7 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.88%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.35%) Boomi
9 2 (0.35%) BPaaS
9 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.35%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.35%) Serverless
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.18%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.18%) OpenDNS
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 200 (35.21%) Firewall
2 127 (22.36%) Network Security
3 87 (15.32%) TCP/IP
4 38 (6.69%) Internet
5 36 (6.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 22 (3.87%) VoIP
7 14 (2.46%) IPsec
7 14 (2.46%) LAN
8 13 (2.29%) VPN
8 13 (2.29%) WAN
9 9 (1.58%) SMS
9 9 (1.58%) SSL
10 6 (1.06%) HTTP
10 6 (1.06%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.88%) DKIM
11 5 (0.88%) DMARC
11 5 (0.88%) Wireless
12 4 (0.70%) DMZ
12 4 (0.70%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (0.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.52%) Big Data
1 20 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.23%) MySQL
3 5 (0.88%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.35%) GIS
4 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (1.58%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.53%) AppScan
2 3 (0.53%) Paros
3 2 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.18%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 150 (26.41%) Finance
2 120 (21.13%) Banking
3 55 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 45 (7.92%) Retail Banking
5 33 (5.81%) Law
6 31 (5.46%) Legal
7 14 (2.46%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.23%) Retail
9 5 (0.88%) Games
10 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.53%) French Language
10 3 (0.53%) International Banking
10 3 (0.53%) Publishing
11 2 (0.35%) Electronics
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.35%) Marketing
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 225 (39.61%) Analyst
2 193 (33.98%) Security Analyst
3 84 (14.79%) Security Engineer
4 64 (11.27%) Security Manager
5 58 (10.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 56 (9.86%) Consultant
7 51 (8.98%) Security Consultant
8 50 (8.80%) Operations Analyst
8 50 (8.80%) Security Operations Analyst
9 46 (8.10%) Business Analyst
10 44 (7.75%) SOC Analyst
11 35 (6.16%) IT Analyst
11 35 (6.16%) IT Security Analyst
12 29 (5.11%) Information Analyst
12 29 (5.11%) Information Security Analyst
13 28 (4.93%) Operations Engineer
14 26 (4.58%) Head of Security
14 26 (4.58%) IT Manager
15 25 (4.40%) IT Security Engineer
15 25 (4.40%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.35%) SailPoint
2 8 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (0.88%) .NET
4 4 (0.70%) OAuth
4 4 (0.70%) SAML
5 3 (0.53%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.35%) J2EE
6 2 (0.35%) JNI
6 2 (0.35%) PCRE
6 2 (0.35%) Web Services
6 2 (0.35%) XMPP
7 1 (0.18%) Middleware
7 1 (0.18%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 155 (27.29%) Security Operations Centre
2 116 (20.42%) Computer Science
3 83 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (13.91%) Management Information System
5 42 (7.39%) Cyberthreat
6 38 (6.69%) Data Protection Act
7 24 (4.23%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.64%) Cyber Attack
9 14 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.76%) PKI
11 9 (1.58%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.58%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.41%) Cyber Defence
13 7 (1.23%) CESG
14 6 (1.06%) Blackberry
14 6 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (1.06%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.88%) Blog
15 5 (0.88%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.70%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 156 (27.46%) Linux
2 146 (25.70%) Windows
3 47 (8.27%) Windows Server
4 30 (5.28%) Unix
5 13 (2.29%) Android
6 12 (2.11%) Apple iOS
7 10 (1.76%) Kali Linux
8 2 (0.35%) CentOS
8 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.35%) VMS
9 1 (0.18%) Debian
9 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (60.56%) Information Security
2 334 (58.80%) SIEM
3 320 (56.34%) Cybersecurity
4 159 (27.99%) Vulnerability Management
5 105 (18.49%) Data Protection
6 100 (17.61%) Security Architecture
7 96 (16.90%) Identity Access Management
8 89 (15.67%) Incident Management
8 89 (15.67%) ITIL
9 82 (14.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 78 (13.73%) Security Monitoring
11 71 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
12 69 (12.15%) Threat Intelligence
13 68 (11.97%) Analytics
14 67 (11.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 58 (10.21%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 57 (10.04%) Mentoring
16 57 (10.04%) Programme Management
17 55 (9.68%) Risk Management
18 49 (8.63%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.87%) Java
1 22 (3.87%) Python
2 21 (3.70%) C
3 16 (2.82%) C#
4 14 (2.46%) PowerShell
4 14 (2.46%) SQL
5 7 (1.23%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.06%) Ruby
7 5 (0.88%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.70%) Perl
9 3 (0.53%) PHP
10 2 (0.35%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.18%) C-shell
11 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 293 (51.58%) CISSP
2 216 (38.03%) CISM
3 168 (29.58%) Degree
4 91 (16.02%) GIAC
5 89 (15.67%) CISA
6 62 (10.92%) GCIH
7 56 (9.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 45 (7.92%) CBAP
8 45 (7.92%) CEH
9 38 (6.69%) GCIA
10 34 (5.99%) SANS
11 33 (5.81%) GSEC
12 32 (5.63%) CompTIA Security+
13 23 (4.05%) Security Cleared
14 21 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (3.35%) GISF
16 17 (2.99%) SSCP
17 16 (2.82%) CCNA
18 14 (2.46%) CREST Certified
18 14 (2.46%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (23.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 26 (4.58%) PCI DSS
4 17 (2.99%) SLA
5 12 (2.11%) GDPR
6 10 (1.76%) COBIT
7 6 (1.06%) FISMA
7 6 (1.06%) ISO 22301
7 6 (1.06%) ISO 9001
7 6 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 6 (1.06%) PMO
8 5 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.53%) COSO
9 3 (0.53%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.35%) GPG13
10 2 (0.35%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.35%) PA-DSS
10 2 (0.35%) SAS 70
11 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 46 (8.10%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.23%) ProxySG
4 7 (1.23%) Snort
5 3 (0.53%) Docker
6 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.35%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.18%) pfSense
7 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 67 (11.80%) Nessus
2 59 (10.39%) QRadar
3 38 (6.69%) CSIRT
4 33 (5.81%) McAfee ePO
5 29 (5.11%) SCCM
6 19 (3.35%) FortiGate
7 18 (3.17%) OpenVAS
8 12 (2.11%) RSA Security Analytics
9 11 (1.94%) FTK
9 11 (1.94%) WSUS
10 9 (1.58%) Core Impact
10 9 (1.58%) Nexpose
10 9 (1.58%) PowerBroker
11 6 (1.06%) Ansible
12 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (0.70%) Puppet
12 4 (0.70%) Suricata
13 3 (0.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
13 3 (0.53%) HP Fortify
13 3 (0.53%) Nmap
Vendors
1 86 (15.14%) Splunk
2 67 (11.80%) Palo Alto
3 44 (7.75%) Oracle
4 43 (7.57%) Cisco
5 42 (7.39%) McAfee
6 39 (6.87%) ArcSight
7 38 (6.69%) CheckPoint
8 35 (6.16%) CyberArk
9 31 (5.46%) BeyondTrust
10 29 (5.11%) Qualys
11 27 (4.75%) LogRhythm
12 25 (4.40%) Symantec
13 22 (3.87%) AlienVault
14 21 (3.70%) Fortinet
14 21 (3.70%) Microsoft
15 20 (3.52%) Juniper
15 20 (3.52%) SolarWinds
16 19 (3.35%) Aveksa
16 19 (3.35%) VMware
17 12 (2.11%) F5