Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
England > South East
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 347 344
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 +120
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 178 228 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.75% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.83% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 155 161 183
South East median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £37,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £90,000 £85,000
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 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 25,973 27,378 31,611
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 90.24% 89.53% 89.30%
Number of salaries quoted 21,419 22,598 26,263
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,463 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £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 15 November 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 15 November 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 +19 89 £55,000 +4.76% 9
Berkshire +19 80 £55,000 +37.50% 8
Hampshire +13 53 £52,500 -19.85% 3
Surrey 0 18 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Kent +7 16 £32,500 -40.91% 1
East Sussex -16 8 £75,000 +66.67%
West Sussex +6 5 £75,000 +20.00%
Oxfordshire -17 5 £57,500 -25.81%
Buckinghamshire +22 4 £67,500 -3.57% 1
Security Operations
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 93 (52.25%) Information Security
2 87 (48.88%) Security Operations Centre
3 85 (47.75%) Cybersecurity
4 70 (39.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 58 (32.58%) SIEM
6 54 (30.34%) Incident Management
6 54 (30.34%) CISSP
7 53 (29.78%) Vulnerability Management
8 47 (26.40%) SANS
9 44 (24.72%) Firewall
10 39 (21.91%) Linux
11 37 (20.79%) Management Information System
11 37 (20.79%) OWASP
11 37 (20.79%) Root Cause Analysis
12 36 (20.22%) Network Security
12 36 (20.22%) CISM
13 34 (19.10%) Problem Management
14 33 (18.54%) Logistics
14 33 (18.54%) Windows
15 30 (16.85%) Microsoft
15 30 (16.85%) Customer Engagement
16 29 (16.29%) Security Management
17 27 (15.17%) Finance
17 27 (15.17%) Degree
18 25 (14.04%) SSCP
19 23 (12.92%) PCI DSS
19 23 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
20 22 (12.36%) CEH
20 22 (12.36%) Information Security Management
20 22 (12.36%) GDPR

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 4 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.69%) ExpressionEngine
2 3 (1.69%) WordPress
3 2 (1.12%) IIS
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.93%) SaaS
4 4 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.25%) IaaS
5 3 (1.69%) Office 365
6 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (24.72%) Firewall
2 36 (20.22%) Network Security
3 11 (6.18%) Internet
4 9 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 9 (5.06%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.37%) IPsec
5 6 (3.37%) VPN
6 5 (2.81%) Wireless
7 4 (2.25%) LAN
7 4 (2.25%) SNMP
7 4 (2.25%) WAN
8 3 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.69%) DNS
8 3 (1.69%) FTP
8 3 (1.69%) GoToMeeting
8 3 (1.69%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.69%) WebEx
8 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.37%) Geospatial Data
2 5 (2.81%) Big Data
2 5 (2.81%) Data Lake
2 5 (2.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.12%) GIS
5 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) JIRA
1 1 (0.56%) Redmine
General
1 27 (15.17%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Legal
3 8 (4.49%) Retail
4 6 (3.37%) Military
5 5 (2.81%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.81%) Marketing
6 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.12%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 86 (48.31%) Analyst
2 44 (24.72%) SOC Analyst
3 43 (24.16%) Security Analyst
4 26 (14.61%) Security Manager
5 23 (12.92%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (8.43%) Security Engineer
7 11 (6.18%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) IT Analyst
8 10 (5.62%) IT Security Analyst
9 8 (4.49%) Information Manager
9 8 (4.49%) Information Security Manager
9 8 (4.49%) IT Manager
9 8 (4.49%) IT Security Manager
10 7 (3.93%) Senior Security Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) Cybersecurity Engineer
11 6 (3.37%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
12 5 (2.81%) Presales Engineer
12 5 (2.81%) Security Operations Analyst
12 5 (2.81%) Senior Presales Engineer
12 5 (2.81%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) Middleware
1 3 (1.69%) Node.js
2 2 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.56%) CGI
3 1 (0.56%) JSON
3 1 (0.56%) OAuth
3 1 (0.56%) OpenID
3 1 (0.56%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.56%) REST
3 1 (0.56%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.56%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (48.88%) Security Operations Centre
2 37 (20.79%) Management Information System
3 21 (11.80%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (8.43%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (7.30%) Computer Science
6 12 (6.74%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 11 (6.18%) Data Centre
8 10 (5.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (4.49%) Cyberthreat
10 7 (3.93%) Tandem
11 5 (2.81%) Cyberattack
11 5 (2.81%) Mainframe
11 5 (2.81%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (2.25%) Hedge funds
12 4 (2.25%) Public Cloud
13 3 (1.69%) PKI
14 2 (1.12%) CESG
14 2 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
14 2 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
15 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.91%) Linux
2 33 (18.54%) Windows
3 6 (3.37%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.25%) CentOS
4 4 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.69%) Unix
5 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) Android
6 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (52.25%) Information Security
2 85 (47.75%) Cybersecurity
3 58 (32.58%) SIEM
4 54 (30.34%) Incident Management
5 53 (29.78%) Vulnerability Management
6 37 (20.79%) OWASP
6 37 (20.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 34 (19.10%) Problem Management
8 33 (18.54%) Logistics
9 30 (16.85%) Customer Engagement
10 29 (16.29%) Security Management
11 22 (12.36%) Information Security Management
12 19 (10.67%) Data Protection
13 16 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (8.99%) Risk Management
14 15 (8.43%) ITIL
15 14 (7.87%) Analytics
15 14 (7.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 12 (6.74%) Change Management
16 12 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.81%) Python
2 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.56%) C
3 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 54 (30.34%) CISSP
2 47 (26.40%) SANS
3 36 (20.22%) CISM
4 27 (15.17%) Degree
5 25 (14.04%) SSCP
6 22 (12.36%) CEH
7 14 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (7.87%) Security Cleared
8 12 (6.74%) CISA
8 12 (6.74%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
10 9 (5.06%) CompTIA Security+
11 8 (4.49%) CCNA
11 8 (4.49%) CRISC
12 6 (3.37%) OSCP
13 5 (2.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 5 (2.81%) CCSP
13 5 (2.81%) CREST Certified
13 5 (2.81%) Master's Degree
14 4 (2.25%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (39.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (12.92%) PCI DSS
3 22 (12.36%) GDPR
4 14 (7.87%) Cyber Essentials
5 12 (6.74%) SLA
6 10 (5.62%) QA
7 8 (4.49%) GPG13
8 5 (2.81%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (2.25%) RMADS
10 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (1.69%) PMO
10 3 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (1.12%) IASME
11 2 (1.12%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.56%) PA-DSS
12 1 (0.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 19 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.93%) Snort
3 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.56%) NFS
4 1 (0.56%) Samba
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.56%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.06%) CSIRT
2 5 (2.81%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 4 (2.25%) Nessus
4 3 (1.69%) Grafana
4 3 (1.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.69%) Kibana
4 3 (1.69%) QRadar
5 2 (1.12%) CASB
5 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.12%) Nagios
5 2 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.56%) Ansible
6 1 (0.56%) Cacti
6 1 (0.56%) Nmap
6 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.56%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.56%) Puppet
6 1 (0.56%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (0.56%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.55%) Splunk
3 14 (7.87%) CheckPoint
3 14 (7.87%) Cisco
4 12 (6.74%) ArcSight
4 12 (6.74%) LogRhythm
4 12 (6.74%) Oracle
5 10 (5.62%) Symantec
6 9 (5.06%) Palo Alto
7 7 (3.93%) F5
8 6 (3.37%) McAfee
8 6 (3.37%) Qualys
9 5 (2.81%) BMC
9 5 (2.81%) VMware
10 4 (2.25%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.25%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.25%) Tripwire
11 3 (1.69%) EMC
11 3 (1.69%) Intel
11 3 (1.69%) Trend Micro