Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 404 354 413
Rank change year-on-year -50 +59 +48
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 129 190 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.66% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.74% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 122 138 151
South East median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £37,050 £36,100 £39,500
90th Percentile £73,375 £90,000 £85,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%

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 26,507 25,833 31,859
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.51% 89.23% 89.05%
Number of salaries quoted 21,895 21,303 26,682
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £27,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -29 52 £55,000 +4.76% 14
Berkshire -20 49 £55,000 +33.33% 12
Hampshire -7 40 £55,000 -16.67% 10
Surrey -10 21 £55,000 -26.67% 4
Kent +10 15 £46,250 -22.92% 2
East Sussex -19 9 £77,500 +72.22%
West Sussex +3 4 £73,750 +84.38%
Buckinghamshire +19 2 £62,500 - 2
Oxfordshire -10 1 £80,000 +3.23%
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 81 (62.79%) Information Security
2 56 (43.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 53 (41.09%) SIEM
3 53 (41.09%) Cybersecurity
4 52 (40.31%) Security Operations Centre
5 43 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 42 (32.56%) CISSP
7 38 (29.46%) Vulnerability Management
8 30 (23.26%) Firewall
9 29 (22.48%) SANS
10 28 (21.71%) CISM
10 28 (21.71%) Network Security
11 26 (20.16%) Finance
12 24 (18.60%) PCI DSS
13 23 (17.83%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (17.05%) Logistics
15 21 (16.28%) OWASP
16 20 (15.50%) Customer Engagement
16 20 (15.50%) Problem Management
16 20 (15.50%) Risk Management
17 19 (14.73%) Security Management
18 18 (13.95%) Management Information System
18 18 (13.95%) ITIL
18 18 (13.95%) GDPR
19 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
20 16 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
21 14 (10.85%) Information Security Management
21 14 (10.85%) SSCP
21 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
21 14 (10.85%) ArcSight

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 3 (2.33%) Apache
1 3 (2.33%) IIS
1 3 (2.33%) JBoss
1 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (23.26%) Firewall
2 28 (21.71%) Network Security
3 5 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.33%) IPsec
4 3 (2.33%) SAN
4 3 (2.33%) VPN
5 2 (1.55%) FTP
5 2 (1.55%) LAN
5 2 (1.55%) Sourcefire
5 2 (1.55%) SSL
5 2 (1.55%) WAN
5 2 (1.55%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.78%) DNS
6 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.78%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.78%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.10%) Big Data
1 4 (3.10%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.78%) GIS
General
1 26 (20.16%) Finance
2 9 (6.98%) Legal
2 9 (6.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Advertising
3 1 (0.78%) Back Office
3 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.78%) Local Government
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 62 (48.06%) Analyst
2 31 (24.03%) Security Analyst
2 31 (24.03%) SOC Analyst
3 20 (15.50%) Security Manager
4 11 (8.53%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (7.75%) Security Engineer
6 9 (6.98%) Information Manager
6 9 (6.98%) Information Security Manager
7 8 (6.20%) IT Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) IT Manager
7 8 (6.20%) IT Security Analyst
7 8 (6.20%) IT Security Manager
8 7 (5.43%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (5.43%) Security Operations Analyst
9 6 (4.65%) Head of Security
10 5 (3.88%) Architect
10 5 (3.88%) SIEM Analyst
11 4 (3.10%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Network Security Engineer
11 4 (3.10%) Threat Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) LDAP
2 2 (1.55%) Middleware
3 1 (0.78%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 52 (40.31%) Security Operations Centre
2 18 (13.95%) Management Information System
3 13 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.20%) Cyberattack
4 8 (6.20%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (5.43%) Tandem
6 5 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.88%) Public Cloud
7 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.33%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.78%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.78%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.78%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.78%) Life Science
10 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.08%) Linux
2 10 (7.75%) Windows
3 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.33%) Unix
3 3 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.78%) Android
4 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (62.79%) Information Security
2 53 (41.09%) Cybersecurity
2 53 (41.09%) SIEM
3 43 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 38 (29.46%) Vulnerability Management
5 23 (17.83%) Root Cause Analysis
6 22 (17.05%) Logistics
7 21 (16.28%) OWASP
8 20 (15.50%) Customer Engagement
8 20 (15.50%) Problem Management
8 20 (15.50%) Risk Management
9 19 (14.73%) Security Management
10 18 (13.95%) ITIL
11 16 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (10.85%) Information Security Management
13 12 (9.30%) Security Monitoring
14 10 (7.75%) Change Management
14 10 (7.75%) Security Testing
14 10 (7.75%) Threat Intelligence
14 10 (7.75%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (32.56%) CISSP
2 29 (22.48%) SANS
3 28 (21.71%) CISM
4 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
4 14 (10.85%) SSCP
5 11 (8.53%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.75%) CISA
7 7 (5.43%) CEH
7 7 (5.43%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.65%) Degree
9 5 (3.88%) GCIH
10 4 (3.10%) CCNA
11 3 (2.33%) CISMP
11 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.33%) GIAC
11 3 (2.33%) IISP
12 2 (1.55%) CCNP
12 2 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (43.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (18.60%) PCI DSS
3 18 (13.95%) GDPR
4 10 (7.75%) QA
5 9 (6.98%) GPG13
6 7 (5.43%) COBIT
7 6 (4.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (3.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (3.10%) PMO
9 3 (2.33%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (2.33%) SLA
10 2 (1.55%) IASME
10 2 (1.55%) ISO 9001
10 2 (1.55%) RMADS
11 1 (0.78%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.78%) PSD2
System Software
1 11 (8.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.55%) Snort
4 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Nessus
2 3 (2.33%) CASB
3 2 (1.55%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.55%) OSSEC
3 2 (1.55%) QRadar
4 1 (0.78%) Nmap
4 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (10.85%) ArcSight
2 12 (9.30%) CheckPoint
2 12 (9.30%) Splunk
3 11 (8.53%) LogRhythm
4 10 (7.75%) Cisco
4 10 (7.75%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.43%) VMware
6 6 (4.65%) Palo Alto
7 5 (3.88%) Juniper
7 5 (3.88%) McAfee
7 5 (3.88%) Oracle
8 4 (3.10%) Qualys
8 4 (3.10%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.33%) CyberArk
9 3 (2.33%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.33%) IBM
9 3 (2.33%) Intel
9 3 (2.33%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.55%) Centrify
10 2 (1.55%) EMC