Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > London
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 302 398 375
Rank change year-on-year +96 -23 +48
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 379 423 562
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.99% 0.72% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.78% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 294 342 460
Median annual salary £72,500 £66,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.02% +10.83% -11.11%
10th Percentile £46,250 £41,250 £42,375
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% 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 36,044 54,499 65,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 93.82% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of salaries quoted 28,988 44,028 52,686
Median annual salary £67,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £35,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £96,250 £93,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in London

Security Operations
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Operations in London.

Salary trend for Security Operations in London

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Operations in London over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +32 73 £57,500 -19.01% 1
West London +23 17 £60,000 +41.18%
South London +19 8 - - 1
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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.

1 191 (50.40%) Cybersecurity
2 163 (43.01%) SIEM
3 137 (36.15%) Finance
4 131 (34.56%) Information Security
5 119 (31.40%) Vulnerability Management
6 113 (29.82%) Firewall
7 107 (28.23%) AWS
8 87 (22.96%) Azure
9 78 (20.58%) CISSP
10 68 (17.94%) Linux
11 64 (16.89%) Threat Intelligence
12 62 (16.36%) Intrusion Detection
13 55 (14.51%) DevOps
14 54 (14.25%) Windows
15 52 (13.72%) Python
16 50 (13.19%) Security Monitoring
17 49 (12.93%) Security Operations Centre
17 49 (12.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 48 (12.66%) Splunk
18 48 (12.66%) Degree
19 46 (12.14%) ITIL
20 45 (11.87%) Management Information System
20 45 (11.87%) DevSecOps
21 43 (11.35%) Active Directory
21 43 (11.35%) Network Security
22 42 (11.08%) Microsoft
22 42 (11.08%) Office 365
22 42 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
23 40 (10.55%) Incident Management
23 40 (10.55%) Analytics

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 5 (1.32%) IIS
2 4 (1.06%) Anypoint
2 4 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (5.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 107 (28.23%) AWS
2 87 (22.96%) Azure
3 42 (11.08%) Office 365
4 38 (10.03%) GCP
5 26 (6.86%) SaaS
6 21 (5.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (5.01%) PaaS
8 18 (4.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 17 (4.49%) IaaS
10 15 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (3.96%) Amazon S3
11 13 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 13 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
11 13 (3.43%) Serverless
12 9 (2.37%) Cloudflare
13 8 (2.11%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 8 (2.11%) G Suite
14 6 (1.58%) OpenShift
15 5 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
15 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 113 (29.82%) Firewall
2 62 (16.36%) Intrusion Detection
3 43 (11.35%) Network Security
4 36 (9.50%) VPN
5 34 (8.97%) TCP/IP
6 26 (6.86%) HTTP
7 18 (4.75%) SSL
8 17 (4.49%) IPsec
9 15 (3.96%) Internet
10 10 (2.64%) LAN
10 10 (2.64%) WAN
11 8 (2.11%) DNS
11 8 (2.11%) HTTPS
12 6 (1.58%) Wireless
13 4 (1.06%) DMZ
14 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.37%) Azure SQL Database
1 9 (2.37%) Data Lake
2 7 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.58%) MySQL
4 5 (1.32%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Selenium
2 3 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.26%) AppScan
3 1 (0.26%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 137 (36.15%) Finance
2 20 (5.28%) Banking
3 16 (4.22%) Law
4 15 (3.96%) Marketing
5 10 (2.64%) Public Sector
6 8 (2.11%) Retail
6 8 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.85%) Electronics
7 7 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.32%) Legal
9 2 (0.53%) Games
9 2 (0.53%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (24.27%) Security Engineer
2 65 (17.15%) Analyst
3 46 (12.14%) Security Analyst
4 41 (10.82%) Consultant
5 34 (8.97%) Security Manager
6 33 (8.71%) Architect
7 29 (7.65%) Security Architect
8 22 (5.80%) Security Specialist
9 21 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (5.28%) Cloud Architect
11 19 (5.01%) Developer
11 19 (5.01%) Security Consultant
12 17 (4.49%) IT Analyst
12 17 (4.49%) IT Security Analyst
13 15 (3.96%) Operations Engineer
13 15 (3.96%) Senior Security Engineer
14 13 (3.43%) Cybersecurity Engineer
14 13 (3.43%) Information Analyst
14 13 (3.43%) Information Security Analyst
15 12 (3.17%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.39%) .NET
2 27 (7.12%) LDAP
3 18 (4.75%) CSS
3 18 (4.75%) HTML
3 18 (4.75%) XML
4 17 (4.49%) Ajax
5 13 (3.43%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.85%) OAuth
6 7 (1.85%) SailPoint
7 6 (1.58%) Web Services
8 5 (1.32%) OpenID
9 4 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (1.06%) Apache Flex
9 4 (1.06%) RAML
9 4 (1.06%) Swagger
10 3 (0.79%) Nightwatchjs
11 2 (0.53%) Middleware
11 2 (0.53%) React
11 2 (0.53%) SAML
12 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.93%) Security Operations Centre
2 45 (11.87%) Management Information System
3 42 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (7.92%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (6.86%) Public Cloud
6 18 (4.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 16 (4.22%) PKI
8 13 (3.43%) Cloud Native
9 11 (2.90%) Cyberattack
10 10 (2.64%) Data Centre
11 9 (2.37%) Cybercrime
11 9 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.85%) Cyber Defence
13 5 (1.32%) Private Cloud
13 5 (1.32%) User Experience
14 2 (0.53%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.53%) e-Learning
14 2 (0.53%) Virtual Team
15 1 (0.26%) iPhone
15 1 (0.26%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 68 (17.94%) Linux
2 54 (14.25%) Windows
3 34 (8.97%) Unix
4 15 (3.96%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.43%) Windows 10
6 9 (2.37%) Mac OS
6 9 (2.37%) Solaris
7 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.53%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) Android
9 1 (0.26%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.26%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (50.40%) Cybersecurity
2 163 (43.01%) SIEM
3 131 (34.56%) Information Security
4 119 (31.40%) Vulnerability Management
5 64 (16.89%) Threat Intelligence
6 55 (14.51%) DevOps
7 50 (13.19%) Security Monitoring
8 49 (12.93%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
9 46 (12.14%) ITIL
10 45 (11.87%) DevSecOps
11 40 (10.55%) Analytics
11 40 (10.55%) Incident Management
12 39 (10.29%) Identity Access Management
13 37 (9.76%) Computer Science
13 37 (9.76%) Security Architecture
14 36 (9.50%) Fintech
15 35 (9.23%) Data Security
15 35 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
16 34 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (8.97%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.72%) Python
2 30 (7.92%) JavaScript
3 25 (6.60%) PowerShell
4 23 (6.07%) Java
5 22 (5.80%) Bash Shell
5 22 (5.80%) SQL
6 14 (3.69%) C++
7 13 (3.43%) C
8 12 (3.17%) C#
9 8 (2.11%) Perl
10 7 (1.85%) Go
11 3 (0.79%) Ruby
11 3 (0.79%) VBA
12 2 (0.53%) PHP
13 1 (0.26%) VB
13 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (20.58%) CISSP
2 48 (12.66%) Degree
3 29 (7.65%) SANS
4 25 (6.60%) CISM
4 25 (6.60%) GIAC
5 22 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (5.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 18 (4.75%) CCSP
8 16 (4.22%) CEH
9 15 (3.96%) CREST Certified
10 14 (3.69%) CompTIA Security+
11 13 (3.43%) AWS Certification
11 13 (3.43%) CISA
11 13 (3.43%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (2.90%) GCIH
13 9 (2.37%) GCIA
13 9 (2.37%) Master's Degree
14 8 (2.11%) CEPT
14 8 (2.11%) EC-Council LPT
14 8 (2.11%) GXPN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (5.54%) GDPR
3 19 (5.01%) PCI DSS
4 16 (4.22%) SLA
5 14 (3.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (3.17%) NIST
7 7 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (1.58%) NIST 800
9 5 (1.32%) QA
10 1 (0.26%) COBIT
10 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 43 (11.35%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.07%) Docker
3 14 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.06%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.53%) LXC
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (8.97%) Single Sign-On
2 30 (7.92%) Kubernetes
3 23 (6.07%) Terraform
4 18 (4.75%) Ansible
5 15 (3.96%) Nessus
6 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (2.64%) QRadar
7 9 (2.37%) RSA enVision
8 8 (2.11%) Opsgenie
9 5 (1.32%) CSIRT
9 5 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (1.32%) SCCM
10 4 (1.06%) CloudHub
10 4 (1.06%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
10 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.06%) Nagios
10 4 (1.06%) SCOM
11 3 (0.79%) Computer Incident Response Team
12 1 (0.26%) HP Fortify
12 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 48 (12.66%) Splunk
2 42 (11.08%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.29%) ServiceNow
4 32 (8.44%) ArcSight
5 30 (7.92%) CyberArk
6 24 (6.33%) Qualys
7 20 (5.28%) Google
8 16 (4.22%) McAfee
9 14 (3.69%) Cisco
9 14 (3.69%) Palo Alto
9 14 (3.69%) VMware
10 13 (3.43%) Carbon Black
11 11 (2.90%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.64%) Okta
13 9 (2.37%) Darktrace
13 9 (2.37%) Databricks
13 9 (2.37%) IBM
13 9 (2.37%) LogRhythm
13 9 (2.37%) Thycotic
14 8 (2.11%) PagerDuty