Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Monitoring
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 774 690 902
Rank change year-on-year -84 +212 +34
Permanent jobs citing Security Monitoring 441 536 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.34% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 340 473 341
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +9.52%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £36,956
90th Percentile £83,875 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +29.41% -19.05% +5.00%

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 157,893 156,906 180,307
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.74% 90.61% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 126,632 127,722 149,946
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,190 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.76% +1.45% +1.06%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -46 399 £55,000 - 27
UK excluding London +6 230 £55,000 +29.41% 19
London -121 197 £60,000 -4.00% 8
South East +35 99 £57,500 +27.78% 4
South West +7 39 £50,000 +25.00% 4
North of England +35 35 £48,000 +12.94% 4
Scotland -57 22 £33,500 +3.08%
North West -7 18 £55,000 +45.71% 2
Midlands -17 18 £57,757 +28.35% 5
Yorkshire +40 16 £42,500 -32.00% 2
West Midlands -3 15 £52,500 +16.67% 4
East of England +6 10 £52,500 +50.00% 2
Wales +17 7 £42,500 -23.07%
East Midlands +2 3 £60,000 - 1
North East -17 1 £29,000 -22.67%

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 234 (53.06%) Information Security
2 181 (41.04%) Firewall
3 180 (40.82%) Cybersecurity
4 177 (40.14%) SIEM
5 158 (35.83%) CISSP
6 130 (29.48%) Windows
7 127 (28.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 122 (27.66%) CISM
9 112 (25.40%) Security Operations
10 111 (25.17%) Finance
11 106 (24.04%) Management Information System
12 101 (22.90%) CISA
13 87 (19.73%) Linux
14 84 (19.05%) ITIL
14 84 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
15 78 (17.69%) Network Security
16 76 (17.23%) Intrusion Detection
17 71 (16.10%) Risk Management
18 68 (15.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
18 68 (15.42%) Penetration Testing
18 68 (15.42%) Active Directory
19 67 (15.19%) Degree
19 67 (15.19%) Identity Access Management
19 67 (15.19%) GDPR
20 60 (13.61%) Windows Server
21 59 (13.38%) Data Protection
22 55 (12.47%) PCI DSS
23 54 (12.24%) TCP/IP
23 54 (12.24%) VPN
24 53 (12.02%) Cyberattack

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 19 (4.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.72%) Apache
3 10 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (1.59%) IIS
5 4 (0.91%) Confluence
5 4 (0.91%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.68%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.68%) GroupWise
6 3 (0.68%) nginx
6 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.72%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 51 (11.56%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.27%) SaaS
5 8 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.81%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.81%) Office 365
6 7 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 181 (41.04%) Firewall
2 78 (17.69%) Network Security
3 76 (17.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 54 (12.24%) TCP/IP
4 54 (12.24%) VPN
5 34 (7.71%) IPsec
6 32 (7.26%) DNS
7 31 (7.03%) SSL
8 22 (4.99%) Internet
9 20 (4.54%) HTTP
10 17 (3.85%) SAN
11 15 (3.40%) DHCP
11 15 (3.40%) NAS
12 11 (2.49%) Unified Communications
13 10 (2.27%) SMTP
13 10 (2.27%) Software-Defined Networking
14 8 (1.81%) BGP
14 8 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.81%) MPLS
14 8 (1.81%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.72%) MySQL
3 8 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (1.36%) Big Data
5 5 (1.13%) GIS
6 4 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.68%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.45%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.23%) RethinkDB
Development Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (0.91%) Burp Suite
1 4 (0.91%) Git (software)
1 4 (0.91%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.91%) JIRA
1 4 (0.91%) Metasploit
2 3 (0.68%) Gradle
2 3 (0.68%) Maven
2 3 (0.68%) MSI
2 3 (0.68%) Subversion
3 1 (0.23%) AppScan
3 1 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
General
1 111 (25.17%) Finance
2 33 (7.48%) Legal
3 19 (4.31%) Banking
4 12 (2.72%) Games
5 11 (2.49%) Marketing
6 9 (2.04%) Law
7 8 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.59%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.59%) Retail
9 6 (1.36%) Advertising
10 5 (1.13%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Military
11 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.23%) Automotive
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 147 (33.33%) Analyst
2 99 (22.45%) Security Analyst
3 55 (12.47%) Consultant
4 50 (11.34%) Security Consultant
5 41 (9.30%) Information Analyst
5 41 (9.30%) Information Security Analyst
5 41 (9.30%) Security Manager
6 35 (7.94%) Head of Security
7 33 (7.48%) Security Engineer
7 33 (7.48%) Senior Analyst
8 31 (7.03%) Head of Cybersecurity
9 25 (5.67%) Administrator
9 25 (5.67%) Architect
10 24 (5.44%) Senior Security Analyst
10 24 (5.44%) SOC Analyst
11 18 (4.08%) IT Manager
12 17 (3.85%) IT Analyst
12 17 (3.85%) IT Consultant
12 17 (3.85%) IT Security Consultant
13 16 (3.63%) Cybersecurity Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.54%) SailPoint
2 7 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (1.59%) RESTful
3 6 (1.36%) .NET
4 5 (1.13%) Middleware
5 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.68%) LAMP
5 3 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.68%) LDAP
5 3 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (0.68%) Ruby on Rails
5 3 (0.68%) Web Services
6 2 (0.45%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.23%) Angular 2
7 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.23%) CSS
7 1 (0.23%) CSS3
7 1 (0.23%) WebSockets
7 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (24.04%) Management Information System
2 53 (12.02%) Cyberattack
3 47 (10.66%) Data Centre
4 45 (10.20%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (9.98%) Security Operations Centre
6 33 (7.48%) Cyberthreat
7 29 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
8 24 (5.44%) Data Protection Act
9 20 (4.54%) Computer Science
10 19 (4.31%) NHS
11 18 (4.08%) Public Cloud
12 16 (3.63%) PKI
13 12 (2.72%) Blackberry
13 12 (2.72%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 11 (2.49%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.59%) Fintech
16 6 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (1.13%) Clustering
17 5 (1.13%) Cyber Defence
18 4 (0.91%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 130 (29.48%) Windows
2 87 (19.73%) Linux
3 60 (13.61%) Windows Server
4 35 (7.94%) Unix
5 27 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (4.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 16 (3.63%) Windows 10
9 10 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.59%) Kali Linux
11 6 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.91%) CentOS
12 4 (0.91%) FreeBSD
12 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.45%) Solaris
15 1 (0.23%) AIX
15 1 (0.23%) HPUX
15 1 (0.23%) IRIX
15 1 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (53.06%) Information Security
2 180 (40.82%) Cybersecurity
3 177 (40.14%) SIEM
4 112 (25.40%) Security Operations
5 84 (19.05%) ITIL
5 84 (19.05%) Vulnerability Management
6 71 (16.10%) Risk Management
7 68 (15.42%) Penetration Testing
7 68 (15.42%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 67 (15.19%) Identity Access Management
9 59 (13.38%) Data Protection
10 53 (12.02%) Problem-Solving
11 52 (11.79%) Incident Management
12 46 (10.43%) Security Architecture
13 39 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (8.84%) Analytics
13 39 (8.84%) Privileged Access Management
14 38 (8.62%) Patch Management
15 37 (8.39%) Project Management
15 37 (8.39%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.07%) Python
2 30 (6.80%) PowerShell
3 26 (5.90%) Bash Shell
4 21 (4.76%) Perl
4 21 (4.76%) SQL
5 17 (3.85%) Ruby
6 11 (2.49%) C
6 11 (2.49%) Java
7 7 (1.59%) C#
8 5 (1.13%) Assembly Language
8 5 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.91%) Go
10 3 (0.68%) VBScript
11 2 (0.45%) C++
11 2 (0.45%) PHP
12 1 (0.23%) Scala
12 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 158 (35.83%) CISSP
2 122 (27.66%) CISM
3 101 (22.90%) CISA
4 67 (15.19%) Degree
5 29 (6.58%) GCIH
5 29 (6.58%) GIAC
6 28 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (5.44%) MCSE
7 24 (5.44%) TOGAF Certification
8 23 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (5.22%) CREST Certified
9 21 (4.76%) Security Cleared
10 20 (4.54%) GCIA
11 15 (3.40%) CEH
11 15 (3.40%) SSCP
12 13 (2.95%) CESG Certified Professional
12 13 (2.95%) CompTIA Security+
13 11 (2.49%) GCFE
13 11 (2.49%) GREM
13 11 (2.49%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (28.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 67 (15.19%) GDPR
3 55 (12.47%) PCI DSS
4 46 (10.43%) COBIT
5 44 (9.98%) Cyber Essentials
6 28 (6.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (2.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 12 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (2.27%) GPG13
9 9 (2.04%) ISO 9001
10 8 (1.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 5 (1.13%) PMO
11 5 (1.13%) QA
12 4 (0.91%) SLA
13 2 (0.45%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 68 (15.42%) Active Directory
2 36 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
4 20 (4.54%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.95%) vSphere
6 11 (2.49%) Firmware
7 10 (2.27%) Snort
7 10 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.59%) VMware Server
9 6 (1.36%) Docker
10 3 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.68%) NDS
10 3 (0.68%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (9.98%) Nessus
2 36 (8.16%) QRadar
3 27 (6.12%) SCCM
4 21 (4.76%) Nexpose
4 21 (4.76%) OpenVAS
4 21 (4.76%) Puppet
5 20 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.08%) Core Impact
7 16 (3.63%) SCOM
8 15 (3.40%) Ansible
9 12 (2.72%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 12 (2.72%) vRealize
10 11 (2.49%) CSIRT
10 11 (2.49%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (2.49%) vCenter Server
11 7 (1.59%) FortiGate
11 7 (1.59%) Nmap
11 7 (1.59%) OSSEC
11 7 (1.59%) RSA Security Analytics
12 6 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 50 (11.34%) Cisco
2 45 (10.20%) Splunk
3 44 (9.98%) Microsoft
4 40 (9.07%) VMware
5 36 (8.16%) LogRhythm
5 36 (8.16%) Qualys
5 36 (8.16%) SolarWinds
6 28 (6.35%) ArcSight
7 26 (5.90%) CyberArk
8 23 (5.22%) Aveksa
9 21 (4.76%) AlienVault
10 20 (4.54%) Bomgar
11 16 (3.63%) CheckPoint
12 15 (3.40%) Oracle
13 13 (2.95%) Juniper
14 9 (2.04%) BeyondTrust
14 9 (2.04%) McAfee
14 9 (2.04%) Sophos
15 5 (1.13%) Forcepoint
15 5 (1.13%) Symantec