Period
to 31 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Security Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Monitoring over the 6 months to 31 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Monitoring
UK
6 months to
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 651 793 776
Rank change year-on-year +142 -17 -91
Permanent jobs citing Security Monitoring 351 330 460
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 267 213 303
Median annual salary £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £37,500 £41,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £58,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -5.98% +6.36% +29.41%

Security 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 108,385 136,466 163,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.91% 92.22% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 85,866 107,444 133,145
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Security Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Monitoring over the 6 months to 31 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Monitoring within the UK over the 6 months to 31 March 2020. 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 +148 332 £57,500 -4.17% 28
UK excluding London +108 175 £55,000 -5.98% 19
London +102 175 £70,000 -6.67% 11
South East +77 54 £47,500 -17.39% 2
North of England +67 38 £47,500 - 7
South West +28 29 £45,000 -25.00% 4
East of England +46 19 £57,500 +4.55% 3
Work from Home +20 18 £55,000 -19.71%
Midlands +45 16 £57,500 -4.17% 1
Yorkshire +44 16 £55,000 +12.82% 2
Scotland +33 16 £62,500 +6.84% 2
North West +34 14 £40,000 -9.60% 4
East Midlands +26 10 £57,250 +27.22% 1
North East +17 8 £36,250 +27.19% 1
West Midlands +35 4 £57,500 -11.54%
Wales -6 3 £60,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 31 March 2020, IT jobs citing Security 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 Security Monitoring.

1 174 (49.57%) Cybersecurity
2 145 (41.31%) Information Security
3 135 (38.46%) Firewall
4 128 (36.47%) SIEM
5 105 (29.91%) Security Operations
6 103 (29.34%) CISSP
7 97 (27.64%) Vulnerability Management
8 85 (24.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 80 (22.79%) AWS
10 78 (22.22%) Windows
11 76 (21.65%) Azure
12 73 (20.80%) Degree
13 64 (18.23%) Threat Intelligence
14 63 (17.95%) Microsoft
15 61 (17.38%) Security Architecture
16 58 (16.52%) Incident Management
17 57 (16.24%) Python
17 57 (16.24%) Finance
18 54 (15.38%) Linux
19 51 (14.53%) Management Information System
20 50 (14.25%) VMware
21 47 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
22 46 (13.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
23 45 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
24 44 (12.54%) Analytics
25 43 (12.25%) Risk Management
26 42 (11.97%) LAN
26 42 (11.97%) Public Sector
27 41 (11.68%) NIST
27 41 (11.68%) Active Directory

Security 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 28 (7.98%) IIS
2 9 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.14%) Confluence
4 3 (0.85%) Apache
4 3 (0.85%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.85%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.57%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 80 (22.79%) AWS
2 76 (21.65%) Azure
3 41 (11.68%) Office 365
4 27 (7.69%) GCP
5 22 (6.27%) PaaS
6 21 (5.98%) IaaS
6 21 (5.98%) SaaS
7 15 (4.27%) Serverless
8 12 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (3.13%) Azure Functions
10 9 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
10 9 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (2.28%) OneDrive
12 6 (1.71%) Mimecast
12 6 (1.71%) Power Platform
13 5 (1.42%) G Suite
14 4 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 135 (38.46%) Firewall
2 42 (11.97%) LAN
3 39 (11.11%) Network Security
4 37 (10.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 36 (10.26%) WAN
6 33 (9.40%) TCP/IP
7 27 (7.69%) VPN
8 19 (5.41%) DNS
9 15 (4.27%) Wireshark
10 13 (3.70%) IPsec
11 11 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (2.56%) tcpdump
13 8 (2.28%) HTTP
13 8 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.99%) DHCP
14 7 (1.99%) SSL
15 6 (1.71%) BGP
15 6 (1.71%) Cisco Firepower
15 6 (1.71%) OSPF
16 4 (1.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.56%) Big Data
2 6 (1.71%) Power BI
2 6 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.85%) Apache Hive
4 3 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.57%) MySQL
5 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.14%) JIRA
1 4 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.85%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.57%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.57%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.57%) Gradle
3 2 (0.57%) IDA Disassembler
3 2 (0.57%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 57 (16.24%) Finance
2 42 (11.97%) Public Sector
3 21 (5.98%) Law
4 16 (4.56%) Legal
4 16 (4.56%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.42%) Games
6 11 (3.13%) Electronics
6 11 (3.13%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.13%) Marketing
7 6 (1.71%) Retail
8 4 (1.14%) Banking
8 4 (1.14%) Publishing
9 2 (0.57%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 101 (28.77%) Analyst
2 75 (21.37%) Security Analyst
3 37 (10.54%) Security Engineer
4 30 (8.55%) Architect
5 29 (8.26%) IT Analyst
6 28 (7.98%) IT Security Analyst
7 27 (7.69%) Consultant
7 27 (7.69%) Security Architect
8 23 (6.55%) Information Analyst
8 23 (6.55%) Information Security Analyst
9 21 (5.98%) SOC Analyst
10 20 (5.70%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (5.70%) Security Consultant
10 20 (5.70%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 16 (4.56%) Network Engineer
13 15 (4.27%) Cloud Architect
13 15 (4.27%) IT Manager
14 14 (3.99%) Senior Consultant
14 14 (3.99%) Senior Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.99%) Web Services
2 11 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (3.13%) Lambda Expressions
3 8 (2.28%) Node.js
4 6 (1.71%) .NET
5 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.57%) ModSecurity
7 1 (0.28%) D3.js
7 1 (0.28%) Kafka
7 1 (0.28%) Middleware
7 1 (0.28%) REST
7 1 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.53%) Management Information System
2 28 (7.98%) Public Cloud
3 26 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 22 (6.27%) Self-Motivation
5 20 (5.70%) Cyberthreat
6 19 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (4.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 14 (3.99%) PKI
9 12 (3.42%) Cyber Defence
9 12 (3.42%) EMC VNX
10 10 (2.85%) Clustering
11 9 (2.56%) Virtual Team
12 7 (1.99%) CCTV
13 4 (1.14%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.14%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 4 (1.14%) Cyberattack
13 4 (1.14%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.14%) Smart Energy
14 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 78 (22.22%) Windows
2 54 (15.38%) Linux
3 17 (4.84%) Unix
4 15 (4.27%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.42%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.56%) Mac OS
6 9 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (49.57%) Cybersecurity
2 145 (41.31%) Information Security
3 128 (36.47%) SIEM
4 105 (29.91%) Security Operations
5 97 (27.64%) Vulnerability Management
6 64 (18.23%) Threat Intelligence
7 61 (17.38%) Security Architecture
8 58 (16.52%) Incident Management
9 46 (13.11%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 45 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
11 44 (12.54%) Analytics
12 43 (12.25%) Risk Management
13 38 (10.83%) ITIL
14 37 (10.54%) Mentoring
15 35 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (9.12%) DevOps
16 32 (9.12%) Penetration Testing
17 28 (7.98%) Fintech
18 27 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
19 26 (7.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.24%) Python
2 38 (10.83%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.70%) Bash Shell
4 19 (5.41%) SQL
5 14 (3.99%) C
6 12 (3.42%) C#
7 9 (2.56%) Go
8 8 (2.28%) C++
9 7 (1.99%) Java
9 7 (1.99%) Perl
10 4 (1.14%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.85%) Scala
12 2 (0.57%) Java 8
13 1 (0.28%) Clojure
13 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 103 (29.34%) CISSP
2 73 (20.80%) Degree
3 47 (13.39%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (11.40%) CISM
5 33 (9.40%) CCNP
6 31 (8.83%) CEH
7 27 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 26 (7.41%) IISP
9 22 (6.27%) SANS
10 21 (5.98%) CESG Certified Professional
10 21 (5.98%) Security Cleared
11 20 (5.70%) CISA
12 19 (5.41%) CCNA
13 18 (5.13%) GIAC
14 15 (4.27%) CREST Certified
14 15 (4.27%) SC Cleared
15 13 (3.70%) CCSP
16 11 (3.13%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 11 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (2.85%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (24.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (11.68%) NIST
3 27 (7.69%) PCI DSS
4 22 (6.27%) GDPR
5 9 (2.56%) COBIT
5 9 (2.56%) COSO
5 9 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (1.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (1.14%) GPG13
8 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.57%) DICOM
8 2 (0.57%) HL7
8 2 (0.57%) NCSC
9 1 (0.28%) IASME
9 1 (0.28%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.28%) PMO
9 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 41 (11.68%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.69%) Docker
4 14 (3.99%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.99%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.71%) Snort
7 1 (0.28%) Firmware
7 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (7.12%) Terraform
2 19 (5.41%) Ansible
2 19 (5.41%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.99%) Nessus
4 10 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (2.28%) Puppet
6 8 (2.28%) SCCM
7 7 (1.99%) Cisco CME
7 7 (1.99%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.99%) Nmap
8 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.71%) Nagios
8 6 (1.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 6 (1.71%) SCOM
9 3 (0.85%) CSIRT
10 2 (0.57%) QRadar
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
11 1 (0.28%) Computer Incident Response Team
11 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 63 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 50 (14.25%) VMware
3 38 (10.83%) Cisco
4 36 (10.26%) Splunk
5 14 (3.99%) ArcSight
6 12 (3.42%) 3PAR
6 12 (3.42%) CheckPoint
6 12 (3.42%) EMC
6 12 (3.42%) Google
6 12 (3.42%) Isilon
7 11 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 11 (3.13%) LogRhythm
7 11 (3.13%) SAP
8 10 (2.85%) Palo Alto
9 9 (2.56%) Qualys
10 7 (1.99%) Avaya
10 7 (1.99%) Citrix
10 7 (1.99%) Infoblox
10 7 (1.99%) SolarWinds
11 6 (1.71%) Juniper