Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > South East
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 331 346 309
Rank change year-on-year +15 -37 +139
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 200 228 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.72% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.81% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 146 153 196
South East median annual salary £55,000 £58,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.17% +5.45% -4.35%
10th Percentile £35,250 £36,250 £38,125
90th Percentile £78,750 £85,750 £85,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +3.45%

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 24,181 28,307 28,045
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.27% 89.98% 89.13%
Number of salaries quoted 19,737 23,427 23,004
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £72,700 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in 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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 +27 112 £62,500 +8.70% 8
Berkshire +42 98 £62,500 +21.95% 6
Hampshire +26 48 £40,000 -31.03% 3
Surrey +23 17 £55,000 +4.76% 4
Kent +12 12 £32,500 -45.83% 3
Oxfordshire +5 10 £57,500 -
West Sussex -6 9 £62,500 - 2
East Sussex +18 8 £77,500 +24.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +23 4 £67,500 -3.57% 2
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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.

1 114 (57.00%) Cybersecurity
2 101 (50.50%) Security Operations Centre
3 99 (49.50%) Information Security
4 77 (38.50%) Firewall
5 75 (37.50%) CISSP
6 72 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 69 (34.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 68 (34.00%) Linux
9 66 (33.00%) SIEM
10 56 (28.00%) CISM
11 54 (27.00%) Windows
12 53 (26.50%) Management Information System
13 51 (25.50%) Microsoft
13 51 (25.50%) Incident Management
14 50 (25.00%) SANS
15 45 (22.50%) Degree
16 43 (21.50%) Network Security
16 43 (21.50%) OWASP
17 39 (19.50%) Logistics
18 37 (18.50%) SSCP
19 34 (17.00%) CEH
19 34 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
20 31 (15.50%) Problem Management
21 30 (15.00%) Customer Engagement
22 29 (14.50%) Root Cause Analysis
23 27 (13.50%) Service Management
24 26 (13.00%) Cisco
25 25 (12.50%) ITIL
25 25 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
26 24 (12.00%) Data Protection

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 7 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (3.50%) ExpressionEngine
1 7 (3.50%) WordPress
2 5 (2.50%) IIS
3 2 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (8.50%) IaaS
4 13 (6.50%) SaaS
5 10 (5.00%) PaaS
6 7 (3.50%) Office 365
7 4 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 77 (38.50%) Firewall
2 43 (21.50%) Network Security
3 15 (7.50%) Internet
4 14 (7.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 14 (7.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.00%) VPN
6 7 (3.50%) SNMP
7 6 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (3.00%) IPsec
8 5 (2.50%) Wireless
9 4 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (2.00%) DNS
9 4 (2.00%) FCoE
9 4 (2.00%) IntruShield
9 4 (2.00%) Sourcefire
10 3 (1.50%) FTP
10 3 (1.50%) HTTP
10 3 (1.50%) LAN
10 3 (1.50%) SMTP
10 3 (1.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.00%) Big Data
2 7 (3.50%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.00%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (2.50%) Data Lake
4 5 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.00%) JIRA
1 4 (2.00%) Redmine
General
1 21 (10.50%) Finance
2 10 (5.00%) Legal
3 7 (3.50%) Military
4 5 (2.50%) Marketing
4 5 (2.50%) Retail
5 4 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.00%) Publishing
5 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.00%) Advertising
6 2 (1.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 101 (50.50%) Analyst
2 60 (30.00%) Security Analyst
3 35 (17.50%) Senior Analyst
4 29 (14.50%) SOC Analyst
5 21 (10.50%) Security Engineer
5 21 (10.50%) Security Manager
6 20 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 17 (8.50%) Senior Security Analyst
8 15 (7.50%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
8 15 (7.50%) Vulnerability Analyst
9 11 (5.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 10 (5.00%) Incident Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Security Incident Analyst
10 10 (5.00%) Senior Incident Analyst
11 8 (4.00%) IT Analyst
11 8 (4.00%) IT Security Analyst
11 8 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
11 8 (4.00%) Security Operations Analyst
12 7 (3.50%) Incident Manager
12 7 (3.50%) Security Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.50%) Node.js
2 5 (2.50%) Middleware
3 3 (1.50%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.50%) SailPoint
4 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.00%) JSON
4 2 (1.00%) REST
5 1 (0.50%) CGI
5 1 (0.50%) OAuth
5 1 (0.50%) OpenID
5 1 (0.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 101 (50.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 53 (26.50%) Management Information System
3 21 (10.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 17 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (8.50%) Data Protection Act
5 11 (5.50%) Data Centre
6 9 (4.50%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (2.50%) Mainframe
9 4 (2.00%) Driving Licence
9 4 (2.00%) Hedge funds
9 4 (2.00%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.50%) PKI
11 2 (1.00%) CESG
11 2 (1.00%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.00%) Cyberattack
12 1 (0.50%) CMDB
12 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 68 (34.00%) Linux
2 54 (27.00%) Windows
3 6 (3.00%) Unix
3 6 (3.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.00%) CentOS
4 4 (2.00%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.50%) Solaris
6 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (57.00%) Cybersecurity
2 99 (49.50%) Information Security
3 69 (34.50%) Vulnerability Management
4 66 (33.00%) SIEM
5 51 (25.50%) Incident Management
6 43 (21.50%) OWASP
7 39 (19.50%) Logistics
8 31 (15.50%) Problem Management
9 30 (15.00%) Customer Engagement
10 29 (14.50%) Root Cause Analysis
11 27 (13.50%) Service Management
12 25 (12.50%) ITIL
13 24 (12.00%) Data Protection
13 24 (12.00%) Security Management
14 23 (11.50%) Computer Science
15 19 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (9.00%) Threat Intelligence
17 17 (8.50%) Information Security Management
18 16 (8.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
18 16 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.00%) Python
2 7 (3.50%) Bash Shell
3 5 (2.50%) C
4 4 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.00%) Java
6 1 (0.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 75 (37.50%) CISSP
2 56 (28.00%) CISM
3 50 (25.00%) SANS
4 45 (22.50%) Degree
5 37 (18.50%) SSCP
6 34 (17.00%) CEH
7 24 (12.00%) CISA
7 24 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (11.50%) OSCP
9 20 (10.00%) CRISC
10 19 (9.50%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (7.00%) CCNA
11 14 (7.00%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (6.00%) CREST Certified
13 11 (5.50%) Security Cleared
14 9 (4.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 9 (4.50%) CCSP
15 7 (3.50%) DV Cleared
15 7 (3.50%) GIAC
16 6 (3.00%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (36.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (10.00%) GDPR
2 20 (10.00%) SLA
3 19 (9.50%) Cyber Essentials
3 19 (9.50%) PCI DSS
4 4 (2.00%) ISO 9001
4 4 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.50%) GPG13
5 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (1.00%) COBIT
6 2 (1.00%) COSO
6 2 (1.00%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (1.00%) JSP 440
6 2 (1.00%) PMO
6 2 (1.00%) QA
6 2 (1.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.50%) Snort
3 4 (2.00%) NFS
3 4 (2.00%) Samba
3 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (10.50%) CSIRT
2 8 (4.00%) Nessus
3 7 (3.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 5 (2.50%) Nagios
5 4 (2.00%) Ansible
5 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.00%) OSSEC
5 4 (2.00%) Proventia
5 4 (2.00%) Puppet
5 4 (2.00%) SCCM
5 4 (2.00%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.50%) Grafana
6 3 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (1.50%) Kibana
6 3 (1.50%) QRadar
7 2 (1.00%) CASB
7 2 (1.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.50%) Graphite
8 1 (0.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (25.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.00%) Cisco
3 20 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 17 (8.50%) Splunk
5 16 (8.00%) Symantec
6 15 (7.50%) Oracle
7 14 (7.00%) Palo Alto
8 11 (5.50%) McAfee
9 10 (5.00%) IBM
9 10 (5.00%) Qualys
9 10 (5.00%) VMware
10 9 (4.50%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.50%) ArcSight
11 7 (3.50%) Forcepoint
11 7 (3.50%) LogRhythm
11 7 (3.50%) Trend Micro
12 6 (3.00%) CyberArk
12 6 (3.00%) F5
12 6 (3.00%) Red Hat
12 6 (3.00%) Tripwire