Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Monitoring
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 729 788 875
Rank change year-on-year +59 +87 +259
Permanent jobs citing Security Monitoring 462 480 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 369 410 349
UK median annual salary £47,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.83% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £28,400 £40,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,300 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% - +19.05%

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 156716 171785 194539
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.89% 89.13% 88.29%
Number of salaries quoted 123459 143267 159915
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 +15 413 £47,500 -20.83% 8
London +39 254 £56,750 -12.69% 3
UK excluding London +13 191 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Midlands +70 43 £42,500 +70.00% 2
South East +7 41 £45,000 -25.00% 1
West Midlands +36 39 £42,500 +70.00% 2
North of England -26 35 £47,500 -5.00%
South West +24 29 £40,000 -20.00% 1
Scotland +5 28 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Yorkshire +5 17 £50,000 -1.48%
North West -25 14 £62,500 +25.00%
East of England +23 13 £30,750 -52.69% 1
Wales +18 5 £55,242 +22.76%
North East +10 4 £28,000 -37.78%
East Midlands - 4 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT jobs citing Security Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Security Monitoring.

1 218 (47.19%) Information Security
2 181 (39.18%) SIEM
3 176 (38.10%) Linux
4 158 (34.20%) CISSP
5 137 (29.65%) Splunk
6 134 (29.00%) Cybersecurity
7 123 (26.62%) Security Operations
8 119 (25.76%) Windows
9 117 (25.32%) Firewall
10 110 (23.81%) Management Information System
11 98 (21.21%) Finance
12 95 (20.56%) CISM
13 91 (19.70%) Degree
14 90 (19.48%) Analytics
15 82 (17.75%) GIAC
16 79 (17.10%) Network Security
17 76 (16.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 76 (16.45%) ITIL
18 72 (15.58%) ArcSight
19 70 (15.15%) Incident Management
20 68 (14.72%) Vulnerability Management
21 66 (14.29%) Unix
22 62 (13.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
23 60 (12.99%) Risk Management
23 60 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
24 59 (12.77%) Law
25 57 (12.34%) Big Data
26 55 (11.90%) QRadar
27 54 (11.69%) Computer Science
28 51 (11.04%) TCP/IP

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 17 (3.68%) Apache
2 10 (2.16%) Confluence
3 9 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.73%) IIS
5 6 (1.30%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.08%) JBoss
6 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.65%) SharePoint
7 3 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.22%) Liferay
Applications
1 23 (4.98%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.30%) Houdini
3 6 (1.30%) Maya
3 6 (1.30%) NUKE
3 6 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.38%) assyst
2 3 (0.65%) Magento
3 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (3.68%) SaaS
4 16 (3.46%) IaaS
4 16 (3.46%) Office 365
5 14 (3.03%) Amazon S3
6 13 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
7 12 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 12 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (1.95%) G Suite
8 9 (1.95%) Sumo Logic
9 5 (1.08%) PaaS
10 3 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.65%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (25.32%) Firewall
2 79 (17.10%) Network Security
3 51 (11.04%) TCP/IP
4 31 (6.71%) Intrusion Detection
5 28 (6.06%) Wireshark
6 25 (5.41%) DNS
7 22 (4.76%) LAN
7 22 (4.76%) WAN
8 18 (3.90%) HTTP
9 17 (3.68%) DHCP
10 16 (3.46%) Internet
11 15 (3.25%) FTP
11 15 (3.25%) SMTP
11 15 (3.25%) VPN
12 13 (2.81%) X.400
13 11 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (2.38%) SSL
14 10 (2.16%) IPv4
15 8 (1.73%) BGP
16 6 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (12.34%) Big Data
2 21 (4.55%) MySQL
3 13 (2.81%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 4 (0.87%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.65%) Power BI
7 2 (0.43%) GIS
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (2.60%) TeamCity
4 11 (2.38%) JIRA
5 10 (2.16%) Octopus Deploy
5 10 (2.16%) Vagrant
6 9 (1.95%) Burp Suite
6 9 (1.95%) Metasploit
7 8 (1.73%) Phabricator
7 8 (1.73%) Redmine
8 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 98 (21.21%) Finance
2 59 (12.77%) Law
3 47 (10.17%) Banking
4 17 (3.68%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.25%) Legal
6 10 (2.16%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.73%) Advertising
9 4 (0.87%) Electronics
9 4 (0.87%) Retail
9 4 (0.87%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.65%) Games
10 3 (0.65%) International Banking
11 2 (0.43%) Marketing
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 160 (34.63%) Analyst
2 113 (24.46%) Security Analyst
3 93 (20.13%) Consultant
4 90 (19.48%) Security Consultant
5 53 (11.47%) Security Manager
6 42 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
7 41 (8.87%) SOC Analyst
8 33 (7.14%) Trainee
8 33 (7.14%) Trainee Consultant
9 32 (6.93%) Analytics Consultant
9 32 (6.93%) Big Data Consultant
9 32 (6.93%) Data Analytics Consultant
9 32 (6.93%) Data Consultant
9 32 (6.93%) Splunk Consultant
10 31 (6.71%) Operational Security Manager
10 31 (6.71%) Security Operations Manager
11 29 (6.28%) Information Analyst
11 29 (6.28%) Information Security Analyst
11 29 (6.28%) Security Engineer
12 28 (6.06%) Information Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.84%) SailPoint
2 16 (3.46%) Web Services
3 10 (2.16%) RESTful
4 8 (1.73%) HHVM
5 7 (1.52%) J2EE
6 6 (1.30%) LAMP
7 3 (0.65%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.22%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.22%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 110 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 60 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (11.69%) Computer Science
4 42 (9.09%) Cyberthreat
5 32 (6.93%) Cyber Attack
6 30 (6.49%) Data Centre
7 26 (5.63%) PKI
8 15 (3.25%) CESG
8 15 (3.25%) Clustering
9 13 (2.81%) Security Operations Centre
10 12 (2.60%) iPad
11 11 (2.38%) Freedom of Information
12 9 (1.95%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.73%) Cybercrime
14 6 (1.30%) Animation
15 5 (1.08%) Fintech
15 5 (1.08%) Replication
16 4 (0.87%) NHS
16 4 (0.87%) User Experience
16 4 (0.87%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 176 (38.10%) Linux
2 119 (25.76%) Windows
3 66 (14.29%) Unix
4 27 (5.84%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.16%) CentOS
6 9 (1.95%) Kali Linux
6 9 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.73%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.87%) Android
8 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.65%) Debian
9 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.43%) Solaris
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (47.19%) Information Security
2 181 (39.18%) SIEM
3 134 (29.00%) Cybersecurity
4 123 (26.62%) Security Operations
5 90 (19.48%) Analytics
6 76 (16.45%) ITIL
7 70 (15.15%) Incident Management
8 68 (14.72%) Vulnerability Management
9 62 (13.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 60 (12.99%) Risk Management
11 51 (11.04%) Data Analytics
12 49 (10.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 48 (10.39%) Big Data Analytics
14 44 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (8.87%) Project Management
16 39 (8.44%) Performance Management
17 35 (7.58%) Penetration Testing
18 34 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 34 (7.36%) Privileged Access Management
19 33 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.49%) SQL
2 18 (3.90%) Java
3 17 (3.68%) Python
4 16 (3.46%) C
5 12 (2.60%) Perl
6 7 (1.52%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.08%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.08%) C++
9 2 (0.43%) R
10 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 158 (34.20%) CISSP
2 95 (20.56%) CISM
3 91 (19.70%) Degree
4 82 (17.75%) GIAC
5 50 (10.82%) GCIH
6 49 (10.61%) Security Cleared
7 44 (9.52%) CISA
7 44 (9.52%) GSEC
7 44 (9.52%) SC Cleared
8 43 (9.31%) CEH
8 43 (9.31%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (6.93%) CCNA
10 28 (6.06%) DV Cleared
11 26 (5.63%) GCIA
12 25 (5.41%) GISF
13 24 (5.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 23 (4.98%) CISMP
15 18 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (3.46%) MCSE
16 16 (3.46%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (16.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 49 (10.61%) PCI DSS
3 23 (4.98%) QA
4 21 (4.55%) GDPR
5 17 (3.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 11 (2.38%) ISO 9001
7 11 (2.38%) SLA
8 8 (1.73%) Cyber Essentials
9 7 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 7 (1.52%) SSAE 16
10 6 (1.30%) COBIT
11 5 (1.08%) ISO 22301
12 3 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 2 (0.43%) FIPS 140-2
13 2 (0.43%) ISAE 3402
13 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 2 (0.43%) PMO
14 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
System Software
1 43 (9.31%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.71%) Virtual Machines
3 21 (4.55%) Snort
4 15 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.30%) NFS
6 6 (1.30%) Samba
7 5 (1.08%) Docker
7 5 (1.08%) Firmware
7 5 (1.08%) vSphere
8 4 (0.87%) iptables
9 2 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.43%) XenApp
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (11.90%) QRadar
2 47 (10.17%) Nessus
3 31 (6.71%) McAfee ePO
4 27 (5.84%) PowerBroker
4 27 (5.84%) SCCM
4 27 (5.84%) WSUS
5 25 (5.41%) Core Impact
5 25 (5.41%) Nexpose
5 25 (5.41%) OpenVAS
5 25 (5.41%) RSA Security Analytics
6 19 (4.11%) Nagios
7 18 (3.90%) CSIRT
8 15 (3.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (2.60%) RSA enVision
10 11 (2.38%) Ansible
10 11 (2.38%) vCenter Server
11 10 (2.16%) Cacti
11 10 (2.16%) Puppet
12 5 (1.08%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 137 (29.65%) Splunk
2 72 (15.58%) ArcSight
3 50 (10.82%) Red Hat
4 48 (10.39%) LogRhythm
5 43 (9.31%) Microsoft
6 37 (8.01%) SolarWinds
7 34 (7.36%) McAfee
8 33 (7.14%) CyberArk
9 31 (6.71%) Cisco
9 31 (6.71%) Qualys
9 31 (6.71%) Symantec
10 29 (6.28%) Oracle
10 29 (6.28%) Palo Alto
11 28 (6.06%) AlienVault
12 27 (5.84%) Aveksa
12 27 (5.84%) Bomgar
13 20 (4.33%) VMware
14 16 (3.46%) IBM
15 14 (3.03%) Google
15 14 (3.03%) ServiceNow