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

Security Monitoring
UK
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 730 694 864
Rank change year-on-year -36 +170 +128
Permanent jobs citing Security Monitoring 484 534 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 328 462 360
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,125 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,625 £85,000 £82,500
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 160,685 153,962 184,220
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 90.83% 90.48% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 130,206 126,729 153,106
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,000 £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% - +4.94%

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 April 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 April 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 -48 414 £57,500 +2.68% 37
London -90 230 £62,500 - 11
UK excluding London +15 228 £55,000 +29.41% 34
South East +25 94 £60,000 +33.33% 12
North of England -2 43 £47,448 +18.62% 6
Scotland -45 36 £46,000 +41.54% 5
South West +2 27 £47,500 +15.15% 5
North West -21 26 £75,000 +98.69% 3
Yorkshire +22 16 £42,500 - 3
Midlands -30 15 £60,000 +38.73% 3
West Midlands -19 12 £65,000 +44.44% 2
Wales +5 8 £35,250 -36.19% 3
East of England -10 5 £52,500 -
East Midlands -9 3 £60,000 +41.18% 1
North East -16 1 £29,000 -22.67%

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 257 (53.10%) Information Security
2 223 (46.07%) Cybersecurity
3 203 (41.94%) SIEM
4 196 (40.50%) Firewall
5 173 (35.74%) CISSP
6 172 (35.54%) Security Operations
7 145 (29.96%) CISM
8 128 (26.45%) Windows
9 116 (23.97%) Degree
10 115 (23.76%) Management Information System
11 106 (21.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 100 (20.66%) Linux
13 98 (20.25%) Finance
14 96 (19.83%) Network Security
15 95 (19.63%) CISA
16 88 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
17 86 (17.77%) Vulnerability Management
18 83 (17.15%) Intrusion Detection
19 82 (16.94%) Penetration Testing
19 82 (16.94%) TCP/IP
20 74 (15.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
21 73 (15.08%) ITIL
22 70 (14.46%) Security Operations Centre
23 68 (14.05%) Security Architecture
24 65 (13.43%) Risk Management
25 62 (12.81%) Cyberattack
26 58 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
26 58 (11.98%) GDPR
27 56 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
27 56 (11.57%) 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 15 (3.10%) Apache
2 11 (2.27%) IIS
3 9 (1.86%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.65%) Confluence
5 4 (0.83%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.62%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.62%) GroupWise
6 3 (0.62%) nginx
6 3 (0.62%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) assyst
1 3 (0.62%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 48 (9.92%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.72%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (2.48%) Office 365
5 11 (2.27%) SaaS
6 8 (1.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 8 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.65%) Amazon S3
6 8 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.62%) G Suite
9 2 (0.41%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.41%) IaaS
9 2 (0.41%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 196 (40.50%) Firewall
2 96 (19.83%) Network Security
3 83 (17.15%) Intrusion Detection
4 82 (16.94%) TCP/IP
5 53 (10.95%) VPN
6 40 (8.26%) IPsec
7 36 (7.44%) DNS
7 36 (7.44%) SSL
8 21 (4.34%) HTTP
9 19 (3.93%) Internet
10 18 (3.72%) SAN
11 15 (3.10%) NAS
12 14 (2.89%) SMTP
13 13 (2.69%) DHCP
14 8 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (1.45%) LAN
15 7 (1.45%) WAN
16 6 (1.24%) FTP
16 6 (1.24%) MPLS
16 6 (1.24%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.37%) MySQL
2 15 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.89%) GIS
4 8 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (1.45%) Big Data
5 7 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.83%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.83%) RethinkDB
7 3 (0.62%) InterSystems Cache
7 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.65%) JIRA
2 5 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.62%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.62%) Gradle
3 3 (0.62%) Maven
3 3 (0.62%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.62%) MSI
3 3 (0.62%) Subversion
4 2 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 98 (20.25%) Finance
2 35 (7.23%) Legal
3 22 (4.55%) Banking
4 17 (3.51%) Law
5 16 (3.31%) Games
6 10 (2.07%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.86%) Marketing
8 7 (1.45%) Advertising
9 5 (1.03%) Retail
9 5 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.41%) Military
11 2 (0.41%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Back Office
12 1 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 157 (32.44%) Analyst
2 119 (24.59%) Security Analyst
3 72 (14.88%) Consultant
4 68 (14.05%) Security Consultant
5 50 (10.33%) Security Manager
6 41 (8.47%) Information Analyst
6 41 (8.47%) Information Security Analyst
6 41 (8.47%) Security Engineer
7 39 (8.06%) Head of Security
8 35 (7.23%) Head of Cybersecurity
9 32 (6.61%) Administrator
9 32 (6.61%) IT Consultant
9 32 (6.61%) IT Security Consultant
10 28 (5.79%) Cybersecurity Manager
11 24 (4.96%) SIEM Consultant
11 24 (4.96%) SOC Analyst
12 23 (4.75%) Architect
13 19 (3.93%) Security Architect
13 19 (3.93%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (3.93%) SIEM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.89%) RESTful
2 11 (2.27%) SailPoint
2 11 (2.27%) Web Services
3 8 (1.65%) .NET
4 7 (1.45%) LAMP
5 5 (1.03%) LDAP
5 5 (1.03%) Middleware
6 4 (0.83%) Angular 2
6 4 (0.83%) AngularJS
6 4 (0.83%) CSS
6 4 (0.83%) HTML
6 4 (0.83%) WebSockets
7 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.62%) J2EE
7 3 (0.62%) JNI
7 3 (0.62%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.21%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 115 (23.76%) Management Information System
2 70 (14.46%) Security Operations Centre
3 62 (12.81%) Cyberattack
4 58 (11.98%) Analytical Skills
5 54 (11.16%) Data Centre
6 49 (10.12%) Self-Motivation
7 47 (9.71%) Computer Science
8 45 (9.30%) Cyberthreat
9 22 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
9 22 (4.55%) Public Cloud
10 19 (3.93%) NHS
11 11 (2.27%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 11 (2.27%) PKI
12 8 (1.65%) Fintech
13 6 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
13 6 (1.24%) Virtual Team
14 4 (0.83%) CCTV
14 4 (0.83%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.83%) Clustering
14 4 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 128 (26.45%) Windows
2 100 (20.66%) Linux
3 45 (9.30%) Windows Server
4 38 (7.85%) Unix
5 20 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (2.48%) Windows 7
8 10 (2.07%) FreeBSD
9 8 (1.65%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.65%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.83%) Debian
11 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.62%) Android
12 3 (0.62%) CentOS
12 3 (0.62%) Kali Linux
12 3 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.21%) IRIX
13 1 (0.21%) Solaris
13 1 (0.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (53.10%) Information Security
2 223 (46.07%) Cybersecurity
3 203 (41.94%) SIEM
4 172 (35.54%) Security Operations
5 88 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
6 86 (17.77%) Vulnerability Management
7 82 (16.94%) Penetration Testing
8 74 (15.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 73 (15.08%) ITIL
10 68 (14.05%) Security Architecture
11 65 (13.43%) Risk Management
12 56 (11.57%) Problem-Solving
13 46 (9.50%) Incident Management
14 43 (8.88%) Data Protection
14 43 (8.88%) Threat Intelligence
15 42 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
16 41 (8.47%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
16 41 (8.47%) Patch Management
17 40 (8.26%) Analytics
17 40 (8.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (9.71%) Python
2 33 (6.82%) Bash Shell
3 28 (5.79%) Perl
4 24 (4.96%) SQL
5 18 (3.72%) C
5 18 (3.72%) PowerShell
6 17 (3.51%) Ruby
7 13 (2.69%) Java
8 10 (2.07%) C#
9 8 (1.65%) Go
10 7 (1.45%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.03%) PHP
11 5 (1.03%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.83%) Scala
12 4 (0.83%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.62%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.62%) VBScript
14 2 (0.41%) C++
15 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 173 (35.74%) CISSP
2 145 (29.96%) CISM
3 116 (23.97%) Degree
4 95 (19.63%) CISA
5 41 (8.47%) GIAC
6 29 (5.99%) GCIH
6 29 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (4.96%) MCSE
8 22 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (4.34%) GCIA
10 20 (4.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 18 (3.72%) CEH
12 17 (3.51%) CREST Certified
13 16 (3.31%) SANS
14 13 (2.69%) CCNA
15 12 (2.48%) Security Cleared
16 9 (1.86%) CCNP
16 9 (1.86%) CCSA
16 9 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (1.86%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (21.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (11.98%) GDPR
3 47 (9.71%) PCI DSS
4 40 (8.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 35 (7.23%) COBIT
6 18 (3.72%) PMO
7 16 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 16 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (1.86%) GPG13
9 8 (1.65%) QA
10 5 (1.03%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.83%) SLA
12 3 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.41%) PSD2
14 1 (0.21%) ISO 22301
14 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 56 (11.57%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
3 26 (5.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (4.13%) Hyper-V
5 14 (2.89%) Docker
6 13 (2.69%) vSphere
7 11 (2.27%) Firmware
7 11 (2.27%) Snort
8 6 (1.24%) VMware Server
9 4 (0.83%) iptables
10 3 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.62%) NDS
10 3 (0.62%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 3 (0.62%) XenApp
11 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 41 (8.47%) Nessus
1 41 (8.47%) QRadar
2 25 (5.17%) Puppet
2 25 (5.17%) SCCM
3 22 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (4.34%) Ansible
5 18 (3.72%) OpenVAS
6 17 (3.51%) CSIRT
7 13 (2.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (2.27%) Nexpose
8 11 (2.27%) vCenter Server
9 10 (2.07%) RSA Security Analytics
10 9 (1.86%) Juniper STRM
10 9 (1.86%) RSA enVision
11 8 (1.65%) Core Impact
11 8 (1.65%) Kubernetes
11 8 (1.65%) Nmap
12 7 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (10.95%) Splunk
2 43 (8.88%) Cisco
2 43 (8.88%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.44%) ArcSight
4 30 (6.20%) LogRhythm
5 29 (5.99%) VMware
6 28 (5.79%) Qualys
7 26 (5.37%) SolarWinds
8 21 (4.34%) Oracle
9 20 (4.13%) CheckPoint
10 18 (3.72%) CyberArk
11 15 (3.10%) BeyondTrust
11 15 (3.10%) Juniper
12 12 (2.48%) IBM
12 12 (2.48%) McAfee
12 12 (2.48%) Palo Alto
12 12 (2.48%) Sophos
13 11 (2.27%) AlienVault
13 11 (2.27%) Bomgar
13 11 (2.27%) Google