Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Monitoring
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 666 821
Rank change year-on-year -125 +155 +150
Permanent jobs citing Security Monitoring 417 563 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.36% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 264 452 420
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,500 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%

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 158,369 157,147 187,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.53% 88.83%
Number of salaries quoted 128,702 129,388 155,466
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Security Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Monitoring.

Salary trend for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Monitoring over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Top 15 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 23 February 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
England -132 343 £60,000 +9.09% 35
London -96 195 £62,500 -3.85% 17
UK excluding London -47 193 £50,000 - 21
South East -14 80 £57,500 +4.55% 6
Scotland -42 41 £31,000 -17.33% 3
North of England -21 30 £57,500 +15.00% 1
South West +11 18 £42,500 +6.25% 4
North West -37 18 £75,000 +50.00%
Midlands -9 15 £60,000 +36.36% 4
West Midlands -15 13 £62,500 +38.89% 2
Yorkshire +18 8 £46,250 +8.82% 1
East of England +3 7 £51,250 -24.07% 3
Wales +12 4 - -
North East -23 4 £28,000 -36.00%
East Midlands -2 2 £60,000 +41.18% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 205 (49.16%) Information Security
2 189 (45.32%) Cybersecurity
3 181 (43.41%) SIEM
4 170 (40.77%) Firewall
5 149 (35.73%) CISSP
6 148 (35.49%) Security Operations
7 116 (27.82%) CISM
7 116 (27.82%) Linux
8 112 (26.86%) Degree
9 91 (21.82%) Management Information System
10 87 (20.86%) Network Security
11 82 (19.66%) TCP/IP
12 80 (19.18%) Windows
13 74 (17.75%) Splunk
14 72 (17.27%) Identity Access Management
15 71 (17.03%) Finance
16 67 (16.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 64 (15.35%) Vulnerability Management
17 64 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
18 60 (14.39%) Security Architecture
18 60 (14.39%) Security Operations Centre
19 58 (13.91%) ITIL
20 56 (13.43%) CISA
21 55 (13.19%) Intrusion Detection
22 54 (12.95%) Computer Science
23 53 (12.71%) GIAC
24 52 (12.47%) Penetration Testing
25 47 (11.27%) Microsoft
26 46 (11.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
26 46 (11.03%) Risk Management

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 13 (3.12%) Apache
2 11 (2.64%) IIS
3 9 (2.16%) Confluence
4 7 (1.68%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.72%) Apache Solr
5 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.72%) nginx
5 3 (0.72%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) assyst
1 3 (0.72%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.32%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (3.60%) Office 365
5 14 (3.36%) SaaS
6 10 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.92%) G Suite
7 8 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (1.68%) IaaS
8 7 (1.68%) Sumo Logic
9 3 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.72%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (40.77%) Firewall
2 87 (20.86%) Network Security
3 82 (19.66%) TCP/IP
4 55 (13.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 43 (10.31%) VPN
6 38 (9.11%) IPsec
7 31 (7.43%) DNS
8 28 (6.71%) SSL
9 21 (5.04%) HTTP
10 14 (3.36%) SMTP
11 11 (2.64%) LAN
11 11 (2.64%) WAN
12 10 (2.40%) Wireless
12 10 (2.40%) Wireshark
13 9 (2.16%) SAN
14 8 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.92%) IPv4
15 7 (1.68%) DHCP
15 7 (1.68%) MPLS
15 7 (1.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.24%) MySQL
2 19 (4.56%) Big Data
3 14 (3.36%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.12%) GIS
5 7 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.96%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.72%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.72%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.72%) RethinkDB
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.24%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (2.16%) JIRA
2 7 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.72%) Gradle
4 3 (0.72%) Maven
4 3 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (0.72%) Subversion
4 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 71 (17.03%) Finance
2 27 (6.47%) Banking
3 24 (5.76%) Law
4 23 (5.52%) Legal
5 11 (2.64%) Games
6 8 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.92%) Marketing
7 5 (1.20%) Advertising
8 4 (0.96%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.72%) Retail
10 2 (0.48%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) International Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 143 (34.29%) Analyst
2 110 (26.38%) Security Analyst
3 83 (19.90%) Consultant
4 78 (18.71%) Security Consultant
5 43 (10.31%) Security Engineer
6 37 (8.87%) Security Manager
7 31 (7.43%) IT Consultant
7 31 (7.43%) IT Security Consultant
8 28 (6.71%) Information Analyst
8 28 (6.71%) Information Security Analyst
9 26 (6.24%) Cybersecurity Manager
10 24 (5.76%) SIEM Consultant
11 22 (5.28%) Administrator
11 22 (5.28%) Architect
11 22 (5.28%) Security Architect
11 22 (5.28%) SOC Analyst
11 22 (5.28%) Splunk Consultant
12 21 (5.04%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 21 (5.04%) Head of Security
13 19 (4.56%) Head of Cybersecurity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.84%) RESTful
1 16 (3.84%) Web Services
2 8 (1.92%) LAMP
3 6 (1.44%) .NET
3 6 (1.44%) LDAP
4 5 (1.20%) Middleware
4 5 (1.20%) SailPoint
5 3 (0.72%) Angular 2
5 3 (0.72%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.72%) CSS
5 3 (0.72%) HTML
5 3 (0.72%) J2EE
5 3 (0.72%) JNI
5 3 (0.72%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.72%) ModSecurity
5 3 (0.72%) WebSockets
6 1 (0.24%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 91 (21.82%) Management Information System
2 64 (15.35%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (14.39%) Security Operations Centre
4 54 (12.95%) Computer Science
5 43 (10.31%) Cyberattack
5 43 (10.31%) Cyberthreat
6 39 (9.35%) Data Centre
7 20 (4.80%) Public Cloud
8 18 (4.32%) NHS
9 15 (3.60%) Data Protection Act
10 13 (3.12%) PKI
11 10 (2.40%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 9 (2.16%) Fintech
13 7 (1.68%) Cyber Defence
14 6 (1.44%) Virtual Team
15 5 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (1.20%) Life Science
15 5 (1.20%) Replication
16 4 (0.96%) Clustering
16 4 (0.96%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 116 (27.82%) Linux
2 80 (19.18%) Windows
3 36 (8.63%) Unix
4 22 (5.28%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.40%) FreeBSD
8 8 (1.92%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.20%) Debian
9 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.96%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.72%) Android
11 3 (0.72%) CentOS
12 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.24%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (49.16%) Information Security
2 189 (45.32%) Cybersecurity
3 181 (43.41%) SIEM
4 148 (35.49%) Security Operations
5 72 (17.27%) Identity Access Management
6 64 (15.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 60 (14.39%) Security Architecture
8 58 (13.91%) ITIL
9 52 (12.47%) Penetration Testing
10 46 (11.03%) Risk Management
10 46 (11.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 45 (10.79%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (10.55%) Threat Intelligence
13 41 (9.83%) Project Management
14 40 (9.59%) Incident Management
15 39 (9.35%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 37 (8.87%) Analytics
17 34 (8.15%) Open Source
18 30 (7.19%) Network Packet Capture
18 30 (7.19%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.63%) Python
2 28 (6.71%) Bash Shell
3 24 (5.76%) Perl
4 23 (5.52%) SQL
5 19 (4.56%) C
6 11 (2.64%) Java
6 11 (2.64%) Ruby
7 9 (2.16%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.92%) C#
9 7 (1.68%) Go
10 6 (1.44%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.44%) PHP
11 5 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.72%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.72%) Scala
12 3 (0.72%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.48%) C++
14 1 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 149 (35.73%) CISSP
2 116 (27.82%) CISM
3 112 (26.86%) Degree
4 56 (13.43%) CISA
5 53 (12.71%) GIAC
6 28 (6.71%) CEH
6 28 (6.71%) GCIH
7 26 (6.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 23 (5.52%) Security Cleared
9 21 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (4.32%) GCIA
11 17 (4.08%) CREST Certified
12 16 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (3.60%) SANS
13 15 (3.60%) SC Cleared
14 14 (3.36%) GSEC
14 14 (3.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (3.12%) CCNA
16 10 (2.40%) MCSE
17 9 (2.16%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (16.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (6.47%) GDPR
3 20 (4.80%) Cyber Essentials
4 18 (4.32%) PCI DSS
4 18 (4.32%) PMO
5 13 (3.12%) COBIT
5 13 (3.12%) QA
6 12 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (1.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (1.44%) GPG13
9 5 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (1.20%) SLA
10 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.48%) PSD2
10 2 (0.48%) RMADS
11 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.24%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.24%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.24%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 37 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.24%) Virtual Machines
3 18 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.08%) Docker
5 12 (2.88%) Hyper-V
6 8 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.68%) Snort
8 6 (1.44%) iptables
9 4 (0.96%) vSphere
10 1 (0.24%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 35 (8.39%) Nessus
2 33 (7.91%) QRadar
3 25 (6.00%) Ansible
4 22 (5.28%) Puppet
5 18 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.84%) CSIRT
6 16 (3.84%) OpenVAS
6 16 (3.84%) SCCM
7 13 (3.12%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (3.12%) RSA Security Analytics
8 10 (2.40%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.40%) Nagios
9 9 (2.16%) Cacti
9 9 (2.16%) Juniper STRM
9 9 (2.16%) RSA enVision
10 8 (1.92%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 5 (1.20%) Nmap
11 5 (1.20%) Terraform
12 4 (0.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (17.75%) Splunk
2 47 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.19%) ArcSight
3 30 (7.19%) Cisco
4 23 (5.52%) Qualys
5 22 (5.28%) LogRhythm
6 20 (4.80%) Oracle
7 19 (4.56%) VMware
8 18 (4.32%) CyberArk
9 16 (3.84%) CheckPoint
9 16 (3.84%) Google
10 15 (3.60%) McAfee
10 15 (3.60%) Palo Alto
10 15 (3.60%) Sun
11 14 (3.36%) BeyondTrust
11 14 (3.36%) Juniper
12 13 (3.12%) SolarWinds
13 12 (2.88%) IBM
14 11 (2.64%) Acunetix
15 7 (1.68%) ServiceNow