Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Monitoring
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 714 820
Rank change year-on-year -53 +106 +228
Permanent jobs citing Security Monitoring 442 579 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.34% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 310 467 416
UK median annual salary £48,500 £60,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -19.17% +14.29% +5.00%
10th Percentile £29,450 £36,250 £33,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £70,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -15.00% - +11.11%

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 161952 169683 193148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.90% 89.39% 88.81%
Number of salaries quoted 127936 140934 159138
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 £79,350 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +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 November 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 23 November 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 -87 389 £49,500 -17.50% 15
London -27 223 £52,500 -19.23% 4
UK excluding London -61 189 £42,500 -15.00% 15
South East -47 53 £50,000 -16.67% 2
North of England -15 43 £50,000 - 3
Midlands +17 32 £45,000 +5.88% 3
West Midlands +17 30 £45,000 +25.87% 3
South West +16 29 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Scotland -19 22 £28,500 -43.00% 3
North West -34 21 £70,500 +41.00% 2
Yorkshire +24 18 £47,500 -6.40%
East of England +14 13 £35,000 -47.17%
North East +9 4 £28,000 -37.78% 1
East Midlands +23 2 - -
Wales +18 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 221 (50.00%) Information Security
2 192 (43.44%) SIEM
3 168 (38.01%) Linux
4 162 (36.65%) CISSP
5 144 (32.58%) Cybersecurity
6 136 (30.77%) Firewall
6 136 (30.77%) Security Operations
7 113 (25.57%) Splunk
8 102 (23.08%) Degree
9 101 (22.85%) Windows
10 98 (22.17%) Management Information System
11 97 (21.95%) CISM
12 89 (20.14%) Finance
13 86 (19.46%) Network Security
14 77 (17.42%) GIAC
15 65 (14.71%) Computer Science
16 64 (14.48%) Analytics
17 61 (13.80%) Vulnerability Management
17 61 (13.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 61 (13.80%) Incident Management
17 61 (13.80%) TCP/IP
18 59 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
19 54 (12.22%) Law
20 53 (11.99%) ITIL
21 51 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
22 50 (11.31%) QRadar
22 50 (11.31%) Big Data
23 49 (11.09%) Risk Management
23 49 (11.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
24 47 (10.63%) CEH

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 10 (2.26%) Apache
1 10 (2.26%) Confluence
2 9 (2.04%) IIS
3 6 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.45%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.23%) JBoss
8 1 (0.23%) Liferay
8 1 (0.23%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.36%) Houdini
3 6 (1.36%) Maya
3 6 (1.36%) NUKE
3 6 (1.36%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.58%) assyst
2 3 (0.68%) Magento
2 3 (0.68%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (4.75%) Office 365
4 20 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (4.30%) SaaS
6 18 (4.07%) IaaS
7 15 (3.39%) G Suite
7 15 (3.39%) Sumo Logic
8 9 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 8 (1.81%) Amazon S3
9 8 (1.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (1.13%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.45%) PaaS
13 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 136 (30.77%) Firewall
2 86 (19.46%) Network Security
3 61 (13.80%) TCP/IP
4 29 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 24 (5.43%) DNS
6 22 (4.98%) Wireshark
7 20 (4.52%) LAN
7 20 (4.52%) WAN
8 15 (3.39%) DHCP
9 13 (2.94%) IPv4
10 12 (2.71%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.49%) VPN
12 10 (2.26%) HTTP
13 9 (2.04%) OSPF
14 8 (1.81%) BGP
14 8 (1.81%) FTP
14 8 (1.81%) SMTP
14 8 (1.81%) Wireless
14 8 (1.81%) X.400
15 6 (1.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.31%) Big Data
2 16 (3.62%) MySQL
3 9 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
3 9 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.81%) GIS
5 4 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.68%) Power BI
6 3 (0.68%) RethinkDB
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (2.71%) Git (software)
2 11 (2.49%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.49%) JIRA
3 8 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (1.81%) TeamCity
4 7 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.36%) Burp Suite
5 6 (1.36%) Metasploit
6 4 (0.90%) Phabricator
6 4 (0.90%) Redmine
6 4 (0.90%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 89 (20.14%) Finance
2 54 (12.22%) Law
3 38 (8.60%) Banking
4 23 (5.20%) Legal
5 16 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.81%) Retail
7 7 (1.58%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.13%) Electronics
8 5 (1.13%) Games
9 4 (0.90%) Advertising
9 4 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.68%) Corporate Banking
10 3 (0.68%) International Banking
11 2 (0.45%) Marketing
11 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 164 (37.10%) Analyst
2 121 (27.38%) Security Analyst
3 71 (16.06%) Consultant
4 68 (15.38%) Security Consultant
5 45 (10.18%) Security Engineer
6 40 (9.05%) Security Manager
7 35 (7.92%) SOC Analyst
7 35 (7.92%) Splunk Consultant
8 31 (7.01%) Analytics Consultant
8 31 (7.01%) Big Data Consultant
8 31 (7.01%) Data Analytics Consultant
8 31 (7.01%) Data Consultant
8 31 (7.01%) Linux Consultant
8 31 (7.01%) Trainee
8 31 (7.01%) Trainee Consultant
9 29 (6.56%) Architect
9 29 (6.56%) Security Architect
10 28 (6.33%) Information Analyst
10 28 (6.33%) Information Security Analyst
11 24 (5.43%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.66%) Web Services
2 20 (4.52%) RESTful
3 16 (3.62%) SailPoint
4 7 (1.58%) LAMP
5 6 (1.36%) J2EE
6 4 (0.90%) HHVM
7 3 (0.68%) .NET
7 3 (0.68%) Angular 2
7 3 (0.68%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.68%) CSS
7 3 (0.68%) HTML
7 3 (0.68%) JNI
7 3 (0.68%) Middleware
7 3 (0.68%) ModSecurity
7 3 (0.68%) WebSockets
8 1 (0.23%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.23%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 98 (22.17%) Management Information System
2 65 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 59 (13.35%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (9.73%) Cyberthreat
5 29 (6.56%) Security Operations Centre
6 26 (5.88%) Cyber Attack
7 24 (5.43%) PKI
8 14 (3.17%) Data Centre
9 9 (2.04%) Cybercrime
10 8 (1.81%) CESG
10 8 (1.81%) Fintech
10 8 (1.81%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.58%) Clustering
11 7 (1.58%) Freedom of Information
11 7 (1.58%) NHS
11 7 (1.58%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.36%) Animation
12 6 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.36%) iPad
12 6 (1.36%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 168 (38.01%) Linux
2 101 (22.85%) Windows
3 44 (9.95%) Unix
4 21 (4.75%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.26%) CentOS
6 7 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.36%) Kali Linux
8 4 (0.90%) Android
8 4 (0.90%) Debian
8 4 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.23%) Solaris
9 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (50.00%) Information Security
2 192 (43.44%) SIEM
3 144 (32.58%) Cybersecurity
4 136 (30.77%) Security Operations
5 64 (14.48%) Analytics
6 61 (13.80%) Incident Management
6 61 (13.80%) Vulnerability Management
7 53 (11.99%) ITIL
8 51 (11.54%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 49 (11.09%) Risk Management
9 49 (11.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 44 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (9.95%) Identity Access Management
11 42 (9.50%) Data Analytics
11 42 (9.50%) Project Management
12 38 (8.60%) Penetration Testing
13 37 (8.37%) Big Data Analytics
14 35 (7.92%) Threat Analysis
14 35 (7.92%) TOGAF
15 32 (7.24%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.75%) SQL
2 18 (4.07%) C
2 18 (4.07%) Python
3 12 (2.71%) Perl
4 10 (2.26%) Java
5 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.36%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.36%) Ruby
6 5 (1.13%) PHP
7 4 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.68%) C#
8 3 (0.68%) Go
8 3 (0.68%) Objective-C
8 3 (0.68%) Scala
8 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.68%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.23%) Groovy
9 1 (0.23%) R
9 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 162 (36.65%) CISSP
2 102 (23.08%) Degree
3 97 (21.95%) CISM
4 77 (17.42%) GIAC
5 47 (10.63%) CEH
6 45 (10.18%) CISA
7 40 (9.05%) GCIH
7 40 (9.05%) Security Cleared
8 34 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (7.24%) GSEC
9 32 (7.24%) SC Cleared
10 22 (4.98%) CCNA
10 22 (4.98%) GCIA
11 19 (4.30%) DV Cleared
12 17 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
12 17 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 17 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (3.62%) GISF
14 14 (3.17%) CISMP
14 14 (3.17%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (13.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 33 (7.47%) PCI DSS
3 22 (4.98%) QA
4 17 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 16 (3.62%) GDPR
6 11 (2.49%) PMO
7 10 (2.26%) COBIT
7 10 (2.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 8 (1.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 7 (1.58%) ISO 9001
9 7 (1.58%) SSAE 16
10 5 (1.13%) SLA
11 4 (0.90%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.68%) ISAE 3402
13 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.23%) PA-DSS
13 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 45 (10.18%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
3 19 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.94%) Snort
4 13 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.81%) Docker
6 6 (1.36%) NFS
6 6 (1.36%) Samba
6 6 (1.36%) vSphere
7 5 (1.13%) Firmware
7 5 (1.13%) iptables
8 2 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.23%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.23%) Xen
9 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (11.31%) QRadar
2 45 (10.18%) Nessus
3 24 (5.43%) OpenVAS
3 24 (5.43%) SCCM
4 23 (5.20%) CSIRT
4 23 (5.20%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (3.85%) Nagios
5 17 (3.85%) RSA Security Analytics
5 17 (3.85%) WSUS
6 16 (3.62%) Core Impact
6 16 (3.62%) Nexpose
6 16 (3.62%) PowerBroker
7 14 (3.17%) Ansible
7 14 (3.17%) vCenter Server
8 13 (2.94%) Cacti
9 11 (2.49%) Puppet
10 9 (2.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (1.58%) RSA enVision
12 6 (1.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 113 (25.57%) Splunk
2 47 (10.63%) Microsoft
3 46 (10.41%) ArcSight
4 42 (9.50%) Red Hat
5 32 (7.24%) Cisco
5 32 (7.24%) Oracle
6 30 (6.79%) Qualys
7 29 (6.56%) LogRhythm
8 28 (6.33%) CyberArk
9 26 (5.88%) McAfee
10 24 (5.43%) Palo Alto
11 23 (5.20%) Google
12 22 (4.98%) SolarWinds
12 22 (4.98%) VMware
13 19 (4.30%) Symantec
14 18 (4.07%) BeyondTrust
15 17 (3.85%) AlienVault
16 16 (3.62%) Aveksa
16 16 (3.62%) Bomgar
17 15 (3.39%) ServiceNow