Security Operations Jobs in the UK excluding London

Security Operations (SecOps)
UK > UK excluding London

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London requiring Security Operations skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the annual salaries offered in vacancies that cited Security Operations over the 6 months leading up to 18 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
18 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 319 346 315
Rank change year-on-year +27 -31 +36
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 586 490 829
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.73% 0.89% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.93% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 388 336 399
10th Percentile £35,000 £34,250 £37,528
25th Percentile £42,500 £44,000 £44,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,000 £57,500 £60,569
Median % change year-on-year -6.09% -5.07% +10.13%
75th Percentile £66,401 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £89,125 £84,864 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £70,000
% change year-on-year -4.00% -10.71% +12.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London

Security Operations falls under the Processes and Methodologies category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies requiring process or methodology skills in the UK excluding London.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 64,702 52,760 72,012
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 80.77% 95.48% 94.30%
Number of salaries quoted 43,767 28,367 41,386
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +8.81%
75th Percentile £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £80,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Security Operations as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in the UK excluding London

Security Operations
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Operations in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Security Operations in the UK excluding London

Security Operations
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Operations in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 June 2024.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the UK excluding London

Security Operations
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 June 2024. 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
Jobs
South East -32 150 £55,000 - 30
North of England +35 138 £50,000 -20.00% 33
South West -6 107 £62,500 - 18
Midlands -28 82 £52,500 -4.55% 13
North West -31 74 £50,000 -23.08% 17
Scotland -29 64 £53,136 +3.68% 9
West Midlands -5 57 £45,475 -17.32% 8
Yorkshire +82 47 £50,000 - 12
East of England +5 34 £57,662 +4.84% 12
East Midlands -26 24 £57,500 +43.75% 5
North East -2 17 £45,000 -36.84% 4
Wales -10 8 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Northern Ireland +24 6 £50,000 -
Security Operations
UK

Security Operations
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (3.41%) SAS
2 4 (0.68%) Confluence
3 3 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.34%) Apache
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 14 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 115 (19.62%) Azure
2 73 (12.46%) Microsoft 365
3 59 (10.07%) Entra ID
4 45 (7.68%) AWS
5 40 (6.83%) Azure Sentinel
6 30 (5.12%) SaaS
7 13 (2.22%) PaaS
8 12 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.88%) IaaS
10 8 (1.37%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (1.37%) GCP
11 7 (1.19%) Azure AKS
12 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Purview
13 4 (0.68%) GitHub
14 3 (0.51%) Amazon GuardDuty
14 3 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
14 3 (0.51%) AWS Control Tower
14 3 (0.51%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.34%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (17.24%) Firewall
2 65 (11.09%) Network Security
3 38 (6.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 24 (4.10%) VPN
5 20 (3.41%) Internet
5 20 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 12 (2.05%) DNS
7 11 (1.88%) LAN
8 10 (1.71%) WAN
9 8 (1.37%) DHCP
10 7 (1.19%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.68%) NGFW
12 3 (0.51%) HTTP
12 3 (0.51%) SMTP
12 3 (0.51%) tcpdump
12 3 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.34%) DMZ
13 2 (0.34%) OSPF
13 2 (0.34%) SNMP
13 2 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.51%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.34%) Big Data
2 2 (0.34%) Power BI
3 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (0.68%) GitLab
1 4 (0.68%) JIRA
2 3 (0.51%) Bitbucket
3 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.17%) Git
4 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 148 (25.26%) Social Skills
2 102 (17.41%) Finance
3 79 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (10.41%) Legal
5 51 (8.70%) Banking
6 34 (5.80%) Military
7 32 (5.46%) Retail
8 13 (2.22%) Aerospace
8 13 (2.22%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 10 (1.71%) Law
9 10 (1.71%) Public Sector
10 8 (1.37%) Marketing
10 8 (1.37%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.19%) Health Technology
12 6 (1.02%) Games
12 6 (1.02%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.68%) Aviation
13 4 (0.68%) Police
14 3 (0.51%) Turkish Language
15 2 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 198 (33.79%) Analyst
2 89 (15.19%) Senior
3 85 (14.51%) Lead
4 80 (13.65%) Security Analyst
5 78 (13.31%) Senior Analyst
6 71 (12.12%) Consultant
7 69 (11.77%) Security Consultant
8 53 (9.04%) Security Engineer
9 50 (8.53%) SOC Analyst
10 44 (7.51%) Governance Analyst
11 38 (6.48%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 36 (6.14%) Security Manager
13 31 (5.29%) Incident Response Lead
14 30 (5.12%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 25 (4.27%) Developer
16 24 (4.10%) ServiceNow Developer
17 19 (3.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.24%) IT Analyst
17 19 (3.24%) Operations Analyst
18 18 (3.07%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.27%) Web Services
2 21 (3.58%) AngularJS
3 20 (3.41%) CSS
3 20 (3.41%) HTML
3 20 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (1.37%) Fluent Bit
5 5 (0.85%) SAML
6 4 (0.68%) EDI
7 3 (0.51%) ADO
7 3 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.51%) OAuth
7 3 (0.51%) OpenID
8 2 (0.34%) Middleware
9 1 (0.17%) .NET
9 1 (0.17%) .NET Core
9 1 (0.17%) LDAP
9 1 (0.17%) React
9 1 (0.17%) RESTful
9 1 (0.17%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.17%) Vue
Miscellaneous
1 190 (32.42%) Security Operations Centre
2 132 (22.53%) Management Information System
3 61 (10.41%) Cyber Threat
4 37 (6.31%) Security Posture
5 27 (4.61%) Cyber Defence
6 24 (4.10%) Cyberattack
7 23 (3.92%) CMDB
8 22 (3.75%) Legacy Systems
9 20 (3.41%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (2.39%) Client/Server
11 12 (2.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 11 (1.88%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.88%) Onboarding
13 10 (1.71%) Product Ownership
14 9 (1.54%) SCADA
14 9 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
15 8 (1.37%) Operational Technology
15 8 (1.37%) Social Media
16 7 (1.19%) Data Structures
16 7 (1.19%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 91 (15.53%) Windows
2 51 (8.70%) Linux
3 30 (5.12%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.22%) Mac OS X
4 13 (2.22%) Unix
5 5 (0.85%) Kali Linux
6 4 (0.68%) Android
6 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 369 (62.97%) Cybersecurity
2 212 (36.18%) Incident Response
3 198 (33.79%) Information Security
4 188 (32.08%) SIEM
5 116 (19.80%) Vulnerability Management
6 106 (18.09%) Agile
6 106 (18.09%) Incident Management
7 89 (15.19%) Coaching
8 84 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
9 82 (13.99%) Roadmaps
10 78 (13.31%) Identity Access Management
11 74 (12.63%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 74 (12.63%) Mentoring
11 74 (12.63%) Risk Management
11 74 (12.63%) Threat Intelligence
12 56 (9.56%) Continuous Improvement
13 53 (9.04%) RBAC
14 52 (8.87%) ITIL
14 52 (8.87%) Privileged Access Management
15 51 (8.70%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 76 (12.97%) PowerShell
2 47 (8.02%) SQL
3 27 (4.61%) Python
4 11 (1.88%) Bash
5 6 (1.02%) Kusto Query Language
6 5 (0.85%) Go
7 2 (0.34%) C
7 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.17%) C#
8 1 (0.17%) Java
8 1 (0.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 109 (18.60%) Degree
2 104 (17.75%) Security Cleared
3 101 (17.24%) CISSP
4 48 (8.19%) CISM
4 48 (8.19%) SC Cleared
5 42 (7.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 38 (6.48%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (3.58%) GIAC
8 21 (3.58%) Master's Degree
9 17 (2.90%) GCIA
10 15 (2.56%) GCIH
11 14 (2.39%) CompTIA CySA+
11 14 (2.39%) SSCP
12 13 (2.22%) CEH
12 13 (2.22%) GREM
13 12 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (1.71%) Azure Certification
15 9 (1.54%) CISA
15 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 108 (18.43%) NIST
2 87 (14.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 52 (8.87%) GDPR
4 50 (8.53%) PCI DSS
5 38 (6.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 26 (4.44%) NIST 800
7 20 (3.41%) JSP 440
8 18 (3.07%) GRC
9 17 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 12 (2.05%) NCSC
10 12 (2.05%) SOC 2
11 9 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 7 (1.19%) QA
12 7 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 5 (0.85%) COBIT
13 5 (0.85%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.68%) HIPAA
14 4 (0.68%) ISO 22301
15 3 (0.51%) Accessibility
15 3 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (13.99%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.51%) RACF
3 11 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (1.02%) Docker
6 5 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.34%) vSphere
9 1 (0.17%) Firmware
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.17%) Snort
9 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (2.39%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.22%) Terraform
3 12 (2.05%) CASB
3 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.54%) Nessus
5 8 (1.37%) Fluentd
5 8 (1.37%) logstash
6 7 (1.19%) Ansible
6 7 (1.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 5 (0.85%) Suricata
8 4 (0.68%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (0.68%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.68%) Nmap
9 3 (0.51%) QRadar
9 3 (0.51%) SCCM
9 3 (0.51%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.34%) DatAdvantage
10 2 (0.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 180 (30.72%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.02%) CyberArk
3 42 (7.17%) Splunk
4 29 (4.95%) ServiceNow
5 17 (2.90%) Qualys
6 13 (2.22%) Dell
6 13 (2.22%) VMware
7 10 (1.71%) BT
7 10 (1.71%) Cisco
8 8 (1.37%) Palo Alto
9 6 (1.02%) Juniper
10 5 (0.85%) Darktrace
10 5 (0.85%) LogRhythm
10 5 (0.85%) Rapid7
11 4 (0.68%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.68%) IBM
11 4 (0.68%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.68%) Symantec
11 4 (0.68%) Thycotic
12 3 (0.51%) Varonis