Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 439 390 451
Rank change year-on-year -49 +61 +69
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 420 575 468
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.83% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 346 456 419
London median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
10th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £96,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £56,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +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 62,398 68,872 70,216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 91.70% 92.82% 92.00%
Number of salaries quoted 50,147 52,704 60,580
London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -31 69 £67,500 +8.00% 9
West London +24 13 £70,000 +27.27% 9
North London +8 3 £42,500 -26.22% 1
South London -2 2 - -
East London -30 2 £70,000 -9.68% 1
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 272 (64.76%) Information Security
2 217 (51.67%) Cybersecurity
3 203 (48.33%) SIEM
4 163 (38.81%) Firewall
5 141 (33.57%) Security Operations Centre
6 134 (31.90%) Linux
7 120 (28.57%) Windows
8 114 (27.14%) CISSP
9 111 (26.43%) Vulnerability Management
10 102 (24.29%) Network Security
11 96 (22.86%) Finance
12 90 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 74 (17.62%) Degree
14 73 (17.38%) Data Loss Prevention
14 73 (17.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 70 (16.67%) Splunk
16 63 (15.00%) Incident Management
17 62 (14.76%) TCP/IP
18 56 (13.33%) Banking
19 54 (12.86%) Penetration Testing
20 52 (12.38%) Computer Science
21 49 (11.67%) Intrusion Detection
22 48 (11.43%) Qualys
22 48 (11.43%) Threat Management
23 45 (10.71%) Risk Management
24 44 (10.48%) Management Information System
24 44 (10.48%) CompTIA Security+
24 44 (10.48%) QRadar
25 43 (10.24%) CEH
26 39 (9.29%) Microsoft

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 8 (1.90%) Apache Spark
2 7 (1.67%) Apache
3 5 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.71%) IIS
5 1 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (1.43%) SaaS
5 4 (0.95%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.95%) Office 365
5 4 (0.95%) Serverless
6 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.71%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.48%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.24%) Datadog
8 1 (0.24%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (38.81%) Firewall
2 102 (24.29%) Network Security
3 62 (14.76%) TCP/IP
4 49 (11.67%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (5.71%) Internet
6 16 (3.81%) SSL
7 13 (3.10%) LAN
7 13 (3.10%) WAN
8 11 (2.62%) Sourcefire
8 11 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (2.38%) VPN
10 9 (2.14%) DNS
11 8 (1.90%) VoIP
12 7 (1.67%) HTTP
13 5 (1.19%) Wireless
14 4 (0.95%) IPsec
14 4 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
15 2 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
15 2 (0.48%) FWSM
15 2 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.29%) Big Data
2 8 (1.90%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.19%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.24%) AppScan
4 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.24%) Hudson
4 1 (0.24%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) Paros
General
1 96 (22.86%) Finance
2 56 (13.33%) Banking
3 33 (7.86%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.90%) Law
4 8 (1.90%) Retail
5 6 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.19%) Legal
6 5 (1.19%) Military
7 4 (0.95%) French Language
7 4 (0.95%) German Language
7 4 (0.95%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.24%) Advertising
8 1 (0.24%) Electronics
8 1 (0.24%) Games
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.24%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 132 (31.43%) Analyst
2 100 (23.81%) Security Analyst
3 99 (23.57%) Security Engineer
4 48 (11.43%) Operations Analyst
4 48 (11.43%) Security Operations Analyst
5 43 (10.24%) Consultant
6 39 (9.29%) Security Consultant
6 39 (9.29%) Senior Analyst
7 38 (9.05%) Senior Security Analyst
8 29 (6.90%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 29 (6.90%) Senior Operations Analyst
9 28 (6.67%) Security Manager
10 25 (5.95%) Information Analyst
11 24 (5.71%) Information Security Analyst
12 21 (5.00%) IT Consultant
12 21 (5.00%) IT Security Consultant
12 21 (5.00%) Operations Manager
13 20 (4.76%) SOC Analyst
14 18 (4.29%) Operational Security Manager
14 18 (4.29%) Security Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.62%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (1.19%) Web Services
3 4 (0.95%) Node.js
3 4 (0.95%) SOAP
4 3 (0.71%) SAML
5 1 (0.24%) .NET
5 1 (0.24%) JDBC
5 1 (0.24%) JSON
5 1 (0.24%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) ODBC
5 1 (0.24%) REST
5 1 (0.24%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 141 (33.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 52 (12.38%) Computer Science
3 44 (10.48%) Management Information System
4 37 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (8.81%) PKI
5 34 (8.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 33 (7.86%) Data Protection Act
7 18 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
8 17 (4.05%) Cybercrime
8 17 (4.05%) Fintech
8 17 (4.05%) Hedge funds
9 13 (3.10%) Cyberattack
10 10 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (2.14%) Cyber Defence
11 9 (2.14%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.90%) Algorithms
12 8 (1.90%) Data Structures
13 7 (1.67%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (1.43%) Data Centre
15 5 (1.19%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 134 (31.90%) Linux
2 120 (28.57%) Windows
3 27 (6.43%) Unix
4 6 (1.43%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.19%) Kali Linux
5 5 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.71%) Solaris
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Android
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (64.76%) Information Security
2 217 (51.67%) Cybersecurity
3 203 (48.33%) SIEM
4 111 (26.43%) Vulnerability Management
5 73 (17.38%) Data Loss Prevention
5 73 (17.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 63 (15.00%) Incident Management
7 54 (12.86%) Penetration Testing
8 48 (11.43%) Threat Management
9 45 (10.71%) Risk Management
10 39 (9.29%) Data Protection
11 33 (7.86%) Analytics
11 33 (7.86%) Threat Intelligence
12 32 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 32 (7.62%) Malware Analysis
12 32 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (6.90%) Identity Management
13 29 (6.90%) OWASP
13 29 (6.90%) Patch Management
13 29 (6.90%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.33%) Python
2 23 (5.48%) SQL
3 17 (4.05%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.86%) C#
4 12 (2.86%) Ruby
5 11 (2.62%) Perl
6 9 (2.14%) C
7 8 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.19%) VBA
9 4 (0.95%) Java
9 4 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.71%) C++
11 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.48%) VB
12 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 114 (27.14%) CISSP
2 74 (17.62%) Degree
3 44 (10.48%) CompTIA Security+
4 43 (10.24%) CEH
5 36 (8.57%) SANS
6 35 (8.33%) CISM
6 35 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 31 (7.38%) CISMP
8 25 (5.95%) GCIH
9 22 (5.24%) GIAC
10 18 (4.29%) CISA
10 18 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (3.33%) CCNA
12 9 (2.14%) GCIA
12 9 (2.14%) OSCP
13 8 (1.90%) CCNP
13 8 (1.90%) CSSLP
14 7 (1.67%) CREST Certified
14 7 (1.67%) Master's Degree
15 5 (1.19%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (8.81%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 23 (5.48%) PCI DSS
4 19 (4.52%) GDPR
5 10 (2.38%) COBIT
6 7 (1.67%) GPG13
7 6 (1.43%) QA
8 3 (0.71%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.71%) SSAE 16
9 2 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.24%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.24%) PMO
10 1 (0.24%) SAS 70
System Software
1 36 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
2 21 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.29%) iptables
4 15 (3.57%) Snort
5 11 (2.62%) Docker
6 7 (1.67%) HDFS
7 1 (0.24%) Squid
7 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (10.48%) QRadar
2 12 (2.86%) Ansible
3 10 (2.38%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.38%) Suricata
4 8 (1.90%) Nessus
5 7 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 7 (1.67%) IBM BigFix
5 7 (1.67%) SCCM
5 7 (1.67%) WSUS
6 4 (0.95%) CSIRT
6 4 (0.95%) Kibana
6 4 (0.95%) Nexpose
7 2 (0.48%) EnCase
7 2 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.48%) FTK
7 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.48%) Puppet
8 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.24%) Marathon
8 1 (0.24%) Mesos
Vendors
1 70 (16.67%) Splunk
2 48 (11.43%) Qualys
3 39 (9.29%) Microsoft
4 30 (7.14%) Oracle
5 27 (6.43%) LogRhythm
6 23 (5.48%) ArcSight
7 12 (2.86%) Palo Alto
8 10 (2.38%) Citrix
8 10 (2.38%) Sophos
9 9 (2.14%) FireEye
9 9 (2.14%) Google
10 7 (1.67%) AlienVault
10 7 (1.67%) Cisco
10 7 (1.67%) Fortinet
10 7 (1.67%) Symantec
10 7 (1.67%) TippingPoint
11 6 (1.43%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.43%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.19%) Forcepoint