Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 427 386 425
Rank change year-on-year -41 +39 +111
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 402 584 496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.79% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.84% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 304 443 439
London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% +8.33%
10th Percentile £45,300 £42,500 £43,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -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 61,240 69,295 68,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 92.02% 93.31% 92.17%
Number of salaries quoted 49,534 53,968 58,492
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 £33,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +5 74 £65,000 +10.64% 14
West London +21 13 £70,000 +24.44% 6
South London -11 2 - - 2
East London -15 1 - - 8
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 243 (60.45%) Information Security
2 221 (54.98%) Cybersecurity
3 164 (40.80%) SIEM
4 128 (31.84%) Firewall
5 122 (30.35%) Windows
6 121 (30.10%) Linux
7 112 (27.86%) Security Operations Centre
8 110 (27.36%) CISSP
9 96 (23.88%) Vulnerability Management
10 86 (21.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 83 (20.65%) Finance
12 74 (18.41%) Network Security
13 71 (17.66%) Data Loss Prevention
14 68 (16.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 64 (15.92%) Incident Management
16 63 (15.67%) Penetration Testing
17 59 (14.68%) TCP/IP
18 58 (14.43%) Management Information System
19 56 (13.93%) Risk Management
20 55 (13.68%) Degree
21 52 (12.94%) Intrusion Detection
22 49 (12.19%) Qualys
23 47 (11.69%) Threat Management
24 45 (11.19%) Splunk
25 44 (10.95%) Banking
26 43 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 39 (9.70%) CompTIA Security+
27 39 (9.70%) Big Data
27 39 (9.70%) CEH
28 38 (9.45%) Data Protection

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 4 (1.00%) IIS
2 3 (0.75%) Apache
2 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
2 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.99%) Office 365
5 7 (1.74%) Mimecast
6 5 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.00%) OpenDNS
8 3 (0.75%) SaaS
9 2 (0.50%) Serverless
10 1 (0.25%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 128 (31.84%) Firewall
2 74 (18.41%) Network Security
3 59 (14.68%) TCP/IP
4 52 (12.94%) Intrusion Detection
5 31 (7.71%) Internet
6 16 (3.98%) LAN
6 16 (3.98%) WAN
6 16 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (2.99%) VPN
8 11 (2.74%) Wireless
9 9 (2.24%) Wireshark
10 7 (1.74%) HTTP
11 6 (1.49%) DNS
11 6 (1.49%) Sourcefire
11 6 (1.49%) SSL
12 4 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.75%) BGP
13 3 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.75%) EIGRP
13 3 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.70%) Big Data
2 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 11 (2.74%) JIRA
2 10 (2.49%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.50%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.25%) AppScan
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
4 1 (0.25%) Paros
General
1 83 (20.65%) Finance
2 44 (10.95%) Banking
3 29 (7.21%) Investment Banking
4 19 (4.73%) Retail
5 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.00%) Military
7 2 (0.50%) Electronics
7 2 (0.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 123 (30.60%) Security Engineer
2 91 (22.64%) Analyst
3 72 (17.91%) Security Analyst
4 50 (12.44%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 37 (9.20%) Consultant
6 31 (7.71%) Operations Analyst
6 31 (7.71%) Security Operations Analyst
7 29 (7.21%) Senior Analyst
8 28 (6.97%) Security Consultant
8 28 (6.97%) Senior Security Analyst
9 23 (5.72%) Operations Engineer
9 23 (5.72%) Security Manager
10 22 (5.47%) Senior Operations Analyst
11 21 (5.22%) Information Analyst
11 21 (5.22%) Information Security Analyst
12 20 (4.98%) Head of Security
13 18 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.48%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
13 18 (4.48%) IT Analyst
13 18 (4.48%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.74%) Web Services
2 7 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.00%) Node.js
3 4 (1.00%) SOAP
4 3 (0.75%) .NET
5 2 (0.50%) HTML
5 2 (0.50%) LDAP
6 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.25%) JDBC
6 1 (0.25%) JSON
6 1 (0.25%) ODBC
6 1 (0.25%) React
6 1 (0.25%) REST
6 1 (0.25%) SAML
6 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 112 (27.86%) Security Operations Centre
2 58 (14.43%) Management Information System
3 30 (7.46%) Data Protection Act
4 25 (6.22%) Cyberthreat
5 24 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (5.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 22 (5.47%) Hedge funds
7 22 (5.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (4.73%) Cybercrime
9 18 (4.48%) Fintech
9 18 (4.48%) PKI
10 17 (4.23%) Data Centre
11 13 (3.23%) Cyberattack
12 9 (2.24%) Cyber Defence
13 8 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.74%) Private Cloud
15 5 (1.24%) Mobile App
15 5 (1.24%) User Experience
16 4 (1.00%) CCTV
16 4 (1.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 122 (30.35%) Windows
2 121 (30.10%) Linux
3 31 (7.71%) Unix
4 10 (2.49%) Kali Linux
5 3 (0.75%) Solaris
6 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (60.45%) Information Security
2 221 (54.98%) Cybersecurity
3 164 (40.80%) SIEM
4 96 (23.88%) Vulnerability Management
5 71 (17.66%) Data Loss Prevention
6 68 (16.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 64 (15.92%) Incident Management
8 63 (15.67%) Penetration Testing
9 56 (13.93%) Risk Management
10 47 (11.69%) Threat Management
11 43 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 38 (9.45%) Data Protection
13 37 (9.20%) Identity Management
14 35 (8.71%) Computer Science
14 35 (8.71%) Threat Modelling
15 34 (8.46%) Malware Analysis
15 34 (8.46%) Patch Management
16 31 (7.71%) Analytics
17 26 (6.47%) Quantitative Research
18 25 (6.22%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.71%) SQL
2 30 (7.46%) Python
3 14 (3.48%) Bash Shell
3 14 (3.48%) PowerShell
4 12 (2.99%) C
4 12 (2.99%) Perl
5 11 (2.74%) C#
6 9 (2.24%) C++
6 9 (2.24%) Java
6 9 (2.24%) Ruby
6 9 (2.24%) VB
7 6 (1.49%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.75%) PHP
9 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (27.36%) CISSP
2 55 (13.68%) Degree
3 39 (9.70%) CEH
3 39 (9.70%) CompTIA Security+
4 30 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (7.21%) SANS
6 28 (6.97%) CISMP
7 24 (5.97%) CISM
8 23 (5.72%) GIAC
9 20 (4.98%) GCIH
10 18 (4.48%) GCIA
11 12 (2.99%) CISA
12 10 (2.49%) CREST Certified
12 10 (2.49%) SSCP
13 6 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (1.49%) GPEN
14 5 (1.24%) CRISC
14 5 (1.24%) GISP
14 5 (1.24%) GSEC
14 5 (1.24%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (21.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 36 (8.96%) PCI DSS
3 33 (8.21%) GDPR
3 33 (8.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 11 (2.74%) COBIT
5 9 (2.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.99%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (1.49%) PA-DSS
7 6 (1.49%) SAS 70
8 4 (1.00%) QA
9 3 (0.75%) GPG13
9 3 (0.75%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (6.97%) Virtual Machines
2 27 (6.72%) Snort
3 17 (4.23%) Active Directory
4 16 (3.98%) iptables
5 11 (2.74%) Docker
6 3 (0.75%) HDFS
7 2 (0.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 31 (7.71%) QRadar
2 24 (5.97%) Nessus
3 13 (3.23%) Ansible
3 13 (3.23%) Suricata
4 10 (2.49%) Kubernetes
5 9 (2.24%) EnCase
5 9 (2.24%) FTK
5 9 (2.24%) Nexpose
6 7 (1.74%) CSIRT
6 7 (1.74%) IBM BigFix
6 7 (1.74%) SCCM
6 7 (1.74%) WSUS
7 5 (1.24%) CASB
7 5 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.75%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 3 (0.75%) Kibana
8 3 (0.75%) Puppet
9 2 (0.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (0.25%) Graylog
10 1 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (12.19%) Qualys
2 45 (11.19%) Splunk
3 28 (6.97%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.97%) Oracle
4 26 (6.47%) ArcSight
5 21 (5.22%) LogRhythm
5 21 (5.22%) ServiceNow
6 19 (4.73%) Symantec
7 18 (4.48%) Palo Alto
8 16 (3.98%) CheckPoint
8 16 (3.98%) Cisco
8 16 (3.98%) Citrix
8 16 (3.98%) Forcepoint
8 16 (3.98%) Google
8 16 (3.98%) McAfee
9 14 (3.48%) FireEye
10 11 (2.74%) Rapid7
10 11 (2.74%) WorldPay
11 10 (2.49%) CyberArk
11 10 (2.49%) Sophos