Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 436 361 425
Rank change year-on-year -75 +64 +55
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 106 191 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.64% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.73% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 84 145 156
South East median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £45,000 £39,250 £39,500
90th Percentile £76,750 £90,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.00% +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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 26,820 26,322 33,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.79% 88.00% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,188 21,778 28,167
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in the South East

Security Operations
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations in the South East.

Salary trend for Security Operations in the South East

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations in the South East over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the South East

Security Operations
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the South East region over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Thames Valley -49 47 £55,000 - 1
Berkshire -23 42 £55,000 - 1
Hampshire -10 32 £55,000 -10.20% 3
Surrey -7 13 £57,500 -36.11% 5
Kent +17 8 £60,000 -7.69% 2
East Sussex -35 4 £77,500 +63.16% 2
Oxfordshire -29 3 £52,500 -16.67%
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £62,500 +13.64%
West Sussex +10 1 £60,000 +50.00%
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 60 (56.60%) SIEM
2 50 (47.17%) Information Security
3 44 (41.51%) Cybersecurity
4 38 (35.85%) CISSP
5 36 (33.96%) Firewall
5 36 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (29.25%) Incident Management
7 29 (27.36%) CISM
7 29 (27.36%) PCI DSS
7 29 (27.36%) Vulnerability Management
8 26 (24.53%) Security Operations Centre
9 25 (23.58%) ITIL
10 22 (20.75%) Finance
11 20 (18.87%) Network Security
12 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (15.09%) Risk Management
12 16 (15.09%) SANS
13 15 (14.15%) GDPR
13 15 (14.15%) Windows
13 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
14 14 (13.21%) SaaS
14 14 (13.21%) COBIT
14 14 (13.21%) CISA
15 13 (12.26%) GCIH
15 13 (12.26%) Security Monitoring
16 12 (11.32%) VMware
16 12 (11.32%) Logistics
16 12 (11.32%) Service Delivery
16 12 (11.32%) Change Management
16 12 (11.32%) CheckPoint

Security Operations
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (8.49%) Apache
1 9 (8.49%) JBoss
1 9 (8.49%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (13.21%) SaaS
3 9 (8.49%) Office 365
4 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.94%) IaaS
6 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (33.96%) Firewall
2 20 (18.87%) Network Security
3 5 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (4.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.94%) DNS
4 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.94%) IPsec
4 1 (0.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.94%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.94%) SSL
4 1 (0.94%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.94%) VPN
4 1 (0.94%) WAN
4 1 (0.94%) Wireless
4 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
General
1 22 (20.75%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.77%) Legal
3 4 (3.77%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Local Government
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (30.19%) Analyst
2 20 (18.87%) Security Analyst
3 15 (14.15%) Security Manager
4 13 (12.26%) Security Engineer
4 13 (12.26%) SOC Analyst
5 12 (11.32%) Consultant
6 9 (8.49%) Operations Analyst
6 9 (8.49%) Security Consultant
6 9 (8.49%) Security Operations Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Head of Security
8 7 (6.60%) Information Security Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Information Manager
9 6 (5.66%) Information Security Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Administrator
11 4 (3.77%) Head of IT
11 4 (3.77%) IT Manager
11 4 (3.77%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) LDAP
1 6 (5.66%) Middleware
2 1 (0.94%) COM
2 1 (0.94%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.53%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (9.43%) Management Information System
3 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.49%) Cyberattack
4 8 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.72%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.77%) Tandem
7 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.83%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.94%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.94%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.94%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.94%) Life Science
9 1 (0.94%) NHS
9 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.15%) Windows
2 10 (9.43%) Linux
3 9 (8.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (8.49%) Unix
4 3 (2.83%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.94%) Android
5 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (56.60%) SIEM
2 50 (47.17%) Information Security
3 44 (41.51%) Cybersecurity
4 31 (29.25%) Incident Management
5 29 (27.36%) Vulnerability Management
6 25 (23.58%) ITIL
7 16 (15.09%) Risk Management
8 13 (12.26%) Security Monitoring
9 12 (11.32%) Change Management
9 12 (11.32%) Logistics
9 12 (11.32%) Service Delivery
10 11 (10.38%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (10.38%) Security Management
11 10 (9.43%) OWASP
12 9 (8.49%) Cyber Intelligence
12 9 (8.49%) Service Management
12 9 (8.49%) Threat Management
13 8 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (7.55%) Analytics
13 8 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
2 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.89%) C
4 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (35.85%) CISSP
2 29 (27.36%) CISM
3 16 (15.09%) SANS
4 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
5 14 (13.21%) CISA
6 13 (12.26%) GCIH
7 10 (9.43%) SC Cleared
8 9 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (7.55%) GIAC
10 7 (6.60%) Degree
11 6 (5.66%) CEH
12 5 (4.72%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 5 (4.72%) CCSP
12 5 (4.72%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (3.77%) CRISC
13 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
13 4 (3.77%) RHCSA
14 3 (2.83%) CISMP
15 2 (1.89%) GCIA
15 2 (1.89%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (33.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 29 (27.36%) PCI DSS
3 15 (14.15%) GDPR
4 14 (13.21%) COBIT
5 6 (5.66%) QA
6 5 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (4.72%) PMO
7 3 (2.83%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (2.83%) SLA
8 2 (1.89%) GPG13
8 2 (1.89%) IASME
8 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.94%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.94%) PSD2
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) Nessus
2 4 (3.77%) CASB
2 4 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.77%) Puppet
2 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (3.77%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.83%) SCCM
3 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.94%) OSSEC
4 1 (0.94%) QRadar
4 1 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (11.32%) CheckPoint
1 12 (11.32%) LogRhythm
1 12 (11.32%) VMware
2 11 (10.38%) Cisco
3 10 (9.43%) ArcSight
3 10 (9.43%) Splunk
4 9 (8.49%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.55%) CyberArk
6 7 (6.60%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.66%) Palo Alto
7 6 (5.66%) Qualys
8 5 (4.72%) Juniper
8 5 (4.72%) McAfee
9 4 (3.77%) Trend Micro
10 3 (2.83%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.83%) NetApp
11 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.89%) Tripwire
12 1 (0.94%) Barracuda Networks
12 1 (0.94%) Kaspersky