Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > South East
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 338 463
Rank change year-on-year +25 +125 +58
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 254 274 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 0.81% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.92% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 169 188 172
South East median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £37,500 £39,375
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,125 £70,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year - +4.35% +9.52%

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 27374 29675 36908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.41% 87.43% 87.19%
Number of salaries quoted 22494 24571 30756
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +8 118 £62,500 +31.58% 3
Berkshire +21 81 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Surrey -19 43 £60,000 -
Hampshire -25 40 £58,000 +28.89% 1
Kent +34 33 £60,000 -14.29%
Oxfordshire +10 32 £77,500 +72.22% 1
East Sussex - 14 £45,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £70,000 +27.27%
Middlesex +12 2 £70,000 -
West Sussex +6 2 £63,750 -1.92%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, IT jobs citing Security Operations also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Security Operations.

1 118 (46.46%) Firewall
2 107 (42.13%) Information Security
3 95 (37.40%) CISSP
4 92 (36.22%) Cybersecurity
5 90 (35.43%) Security Operations Centre
6 83 (32.68%) Network Security
7 72 (28.35%) SIEM
8 70 (27.56%) Finance
9 65 (25.59%) CISM
10 64 (25.20%) Linux
11 60 (23.62%) Degree
12 55 (21.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 52 (20.47%) Intrusion Detection
14 49 (19.29%) Penetration Testing
15 47 (18.50%) PCI DSS
15 47 (18.50%) TCP/IP
15 47 (18.50%) Vulnerability Management
16 44 (17.32%) ITIL
16 44 (17.32%) Computer Science
17 43 (16.93%) Windows
17 43 (16.93%) Microsoft
18 40 (15.75%) Management Information System
18 40 (15.75%) Kalman Filter
19 39 (15.35%) Palo Alto
19 39 (15.35%) CISA
20 38 (14.96%) Juniper
20 38 (14.96%) Security Cleared
21 37 (14.57%) Security Management
22 36 (14.17%) Open Source
22 36 (14.17%) Security Architecture

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 10 (3.94%) Apache
2 5 (1.97%) JBoss
2 5 (1.97%) OpenStack
3 4 (1.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.18%) IIS
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (4.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (11.42%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.57%) SaaS
4 2 (0.79%) Office 365
5 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 118 (46.46%) Firewall
2 83 (32.68%) Network Security
3 52 (20.47%) Intrusion Detection
4 47 (18.50%) TCP/IP
5 34 (13.39%) VPN
6 24 (9.45%) WAN
7 16 (6.30%) Ethernet
8 10 (3.94%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (3.54%) NetScreen
9 9 (3.54%) SSL
10 8 (3.15%) LAN
11 7 (2.76%) IPsec
11 7 (2.76%) SAN
12 6 (2.36%) DNS
13 5 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (1.97%) NetScaler
14 4 (1.57%) BGP
14 4 (1.57%) LDAP
15 2 (0.79%) Cisco PIX
16 1 (0.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.97%) MySQL
1 5 (1.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.79%) Big Data
General
1 70 (27.56%) Finance
2 10 (3.94%) Digital Economy
3 8 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.76%) Banking
5 3 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.79%) Legal
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 87 (34.25%) Analyst
2 85 (33.46%) Security Engineer
3 65 (25.59%) Security Analyst
4 28 (11.02%) Operations Engineer
5 22 (8.66%) IT Engineer
5 22 (8.66%) IT Security Engineer
5 22 (8.66%) Network Engineer
5 22 (8.66%) Network Security Engineer
6 19 (7.48%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (7.48%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 19 (7.48%) Senior Security Engineer
7 18 (7.09%) Architect
7 18 (7.09%) Information Analyst
7 18 (7.09%) Information Security Analyst
7 18 (7.09%) IT Analyst
7 18 (7.09%) Security Architect
7 18 (7.09%) Security Manager
8 17 (6.69%) Operations Team Leader
8 17 (6.69%) Team Leader
9 15 (5.91%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.87%) Web Services
2 2 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 90 (35.43%) Security Operations Centre
2 44 (17.32%) Computer Science
3 40 (15.75%) Management Information System
4 27 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (7.09%) PKI
6 12 (4.72%) Data Protection Act
7 11 (4.33%) Cyberthreat
8 9 (3.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (2.76%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 5 (1.97%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.97%) Clustering
11 5 (1.97%) Cybercrime
11 5 (1.97%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.97%) Replication
12 4 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (1.18%) CESG
13 3 (1.18%) Cyber Defence
14 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 64 (25.20%) Linux
2 43 (16.93%) Windows
3 12 (4.72%) Unix
3 12 (4.72%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.97%) FreeBSD
5 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (42.13%) Information Security
2 92 (36.22%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (28.35%) SIEM
4 49 (19.29%) Penetration Testing
5 47 (18.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 44 (17.32%) ITIL
7 40 (15.75%) Kalman Filter
8 37 (14.57%) Security Management
9 36 (14.17%) Open Source
9 36 (14.17%) Security Architecture
10 34 (13.39%) Network Monitoring
11 33 (12.99%) Security Monitoring
12 32 (12.60%) Data Protection
13 29 (11.42%) Risk Management
14 28 (11.02%) Mentoring
14 28 (11.02%) Web Filtering
15 26 (10.24%) Malware Analysis
16 23 (9.06%) Network Packet Capture
17 22 (8.66%) Identity Management
17 22 (8.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.42%) Python
2 23 (9.06%) C
3 16 (6.30%) C++
3 16 (6.30%) Java
3 16 (6.30%) Perl
3 16 (6.30%) Ruby
4 10 (3.94%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.15%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.97%) PHP
7 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 95 (37.40%) CISSP
2 65 (25.59%) CISM
3 60 (23.62%) Degree
4 39 (15.35%) CISA
5 38 (14.96%) Security Cleared
6 34 (13.39%) SC Cleared
7 26 (10.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (10.24%) GIAC
8 21 (8.27%) CEH
9 20 (7.87%) CRISC
10 16 (6.30%) SANS
11 11 (4.33%) CCNA
11 11 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (3.15%) CompTIA Security+
12 8 (3.15%) GCIH
13 6 (2.36%) CESG Certified Professional
13 6 (2.36%) SSCP
14 5 (1.97%) CCSA
14 5 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.97%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (21.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 47 (18.50%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (3.15%) COBIT
4 8 (3.15%) SSAE 16
5 7 (2.76%) GDPR
6 4 (1.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (1.57%) NIST 800
6 4 (1.57%) PMO
6 4 (1.57%) QA
7 3 (1.18%) SLA
8 2 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.79%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.79%) GPG13
8 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (9.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.97%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (3.54%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 5 (1.97%) Juniper STRM
3 5 (1.97%) Nessus
3 5 (1.97%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.97%) QRadar
3 5 (1.97%) RSA enVision
3 5 (1.97%) RSA Security Analytics
4 4 (1.57%) Kibana
4 4 (1.57%) logstash
4 4 (1.57%) Nagios
4 4 (1.57%) SCOM
5 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.39%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 39 (15.35%) Palo Alto
3 38 (14.96%) Juniper
4 27 (10.63%) Cisco
5 17 (6.69%) VMware
6 15 (5.91%) CheckPoint
7 13 (5.12%) Splunk
8 12 (4.72%) Sophos
9 10 (3.94%) ArcSight
10 9 (3.54%) Blue Coat
10 9 (3.54%) Citrix
10 9 (3.54%) F5
10 9 (3.54%) LogRhythm
11 8 (3.15%) NetApp
12 7 (2.76%) HP
13 6 (2.36%) IBM
13 6 (2.36%) Symantec
14 5 (1.97%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.97%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.97%) Sun