Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Protective Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Protective Monitoring over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Protective Monitoring
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 969 766 1070
Rank change year-on-year -203 +304 +65
Permanent jobs citing Protective Monitoring 26 26 46
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.038% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.041% 0.034%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 32
10th Percentile £53,500 £32,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £55,000 £34,885 £50,040
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £35,846 £76,250
Median % change year-on-year +60.41% -52.99% +27.08%
75th Percentile £93,375 £76,188 £95,000
90th Percentile £136,800 £95,000 £99,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £32,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +79.69% -44.35% -4.17%

Protective Monitoring 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 105,854 64,027 133,460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.76% 92.78% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72,195 51,873 106,459
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Protective Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Protective Monitoring as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Protective Monitoring.

Salary trend for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Protective Monitoring over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Protective Monitoring in the UK

Protective Monitoring
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Protective Monitoring within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. 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
England -168 23 £57,500 +60.41% 13
UK excluding London -111 18 £57,500 +79.69% 9
South East -80 7 £52,500 -41.67% 1
South West -83 6 - - 4
London -134 5 £55,000 +53.43% 5
Yorkshire - 3 £57,500 -
North of England - 3 £57,500 - 1
Work from Home - 2 £97,500 - 1
West Midlands -67 1 £128,000 +42.22%
Scotland -74 1 - -
Midlands -84 1 £128,000 +42.22%

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT jobs citing Protective Monitoring 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 with a requirement for Protective Monitoring.

1 19 (73.08%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (69.23%) Social Skills
3 17 (65.38%) Security Operations
4 16 (61.54%) Vulnerability Management
4 16 (61.54%) DevOps
5 15 (57.69%) AWS
6 13 (50.00%) Splunk
7 12 (46.15%) GDPR
8 11 (42.31%) Azure
8 11 (42.31%) PCI DSS
9 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
9 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (38.46%) GitHub
9 10 (38.46%) OpenShift
9 10 (38.46%) Ansible
9 10 (38.46%) Docker
9 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (38.46%) Security Operations Centre
9 10 (38.46%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (38.46%) GCP
9 10 (38.46%) Kubernetes
9 10 (38.46%) Public Cloud
9 10 (38.46%) Privileged Access Management
9 10 (38.46%) Collaborative Working
9 10 (38.46%) Technical Leadership
10 9 (34.62%) Linux
10 9 (34.62%) Firewall
10 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
11 7 (26.92%) Information Security
12 6 (23.08%) Penetration Testing

Protective Monitoring
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (57.69%) AWS
2 11 (42.31%) Azure
3 10 (38.46%) GCP
3 10 (38.46%) GitHub
3 10 (38.46%) OpenShift
4 4 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (15.38%) Amazon GuardDuty
4 4 (15.38%) IaaS
4 4 (15.38%) PaaS
4 4 (15.38%) SaaS
5 2 (7.69%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
2 9 (34.62%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
3 4 (15.38%) DMZ
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) HTTP
3 4 (15.38%) ICMP
3 4 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (15.38%) SNMP
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) VSAN
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
1 10 (38.46%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (7.69%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 18 (69.23%) Social Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Organisational Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) SOC Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) SOC Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) SAN Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Server Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) LDAP
1 2 (7.69%) SAML
2 1 (3.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Public Cloud
1 10 (38.46%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (15.38%) PKI
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.69%) Cloud Native
4 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.85%) Blog
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (3.85%) Cyberattack
5 1 (3.85%) Cybercrime
5 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (3.85%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (73.08%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (65.38%) Security Operations
3 16 (61.54%) DevOps
3 16 (61.54%) Vulnerability Management
4 10 (38.46%) Collaborative Working
4 10 (38.46%) Privileged Access Management
4 10 (38.46%) Technical Leadership
5 7 (26.92%) Information Security
6 6 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (15.38%) SIEM
7 4 (15.38%) Validation
7 4 (15.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (11.54%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineering
8 3 (11.54%) Threat Intelligence
8 3 (11.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) CISA
5 3 (11.54%) CISSP
6 2 (7.69%) AWS Certification
6 2 (7.69%) CRISC
7 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.85%) Degree
7 1 (3.85%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) GDPR
2 11 (42.31%) PCI DSS
3 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.85%) GRC
4 1 (3.85%) NIST
4 1 (3.85%) NIST 800
4 1 (3.85%) QA
4 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Docker
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) VMware NSX
3 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Ansible
1 10 (38.46%) Kubernetes
2 4 (15.38%) Nessus
3 2 (7.69%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.85%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Splunk
2 5 (19.23%) ArcSight
2 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper
4 2 (7.69%) LogRhythm
4 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 2 (7.69%) Veeam
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Carbon Black
5 1 (3.85%) HubSpot
5 1 (3.85%) Imperva
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Qualys
5 1 (3.85%) Varonis