Period
to 16 June 2021

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 16 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Monitoring
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 753 635 777
Rank change year-on-year -118 +142 +20
Permanent jobs citing Security Monitoring 189 238 354
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.29% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 162 183 264
10th Percentile £36,375 £41,250 £39,475
25th Percentile £43,063 £47,500 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £75,000 £68,875
90th Percentile £82,500 £95,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year -17.39% -1.71% +6.36%

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 94,616 76,868 132,601
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 93.14% 92.34% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 66,184 61,769 105,222
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £91,250 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.56% -

Security Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Security Monitoring.

Salary trend for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Security Monitoring over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

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 16 June 2021. 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 -122 180 £60,000 +4.35% 32
London -71 90 £65,000 +8.33% 15
UK excluding London -79 90 £47,500 -17.39% 20
South East -14 26 £45,000 -5.26% 3
Work from Home -187 23 £60,000 -29.41% 6
South West -46 22 £50,000 +11.11% 7
North of England -47 20 £45,500 -20.87% 3
North West -22 13 £45,500 -20.87% 2
East of England 0 10 £52,500 -30.00%
North East -7 6 £60,000 -
Midlands -64 5 £50,000 -20.63% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £40,000 -
West Midlands -42 4 £51,250 -18.65% 3
Scotland -55 2 £35,000 -41.67% 3
East Midlands -37 1 £40,000 -30.43% 1
Yorkshire -48 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, 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.

1 102 (53.97%) Information Security
2 100 (52.91%) Cybersecurity
3 98 (51.85%) SIEM
4 69 (36.51%) Firewall
5 66 (34.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 60 (31.75%) Security Operations
7 58 (30.69%) CISSP
8 51 (26.98%) Windows
9 50 (26.46%) Social Skills
10 43 (22.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 41 (21.69%) Penetration Testing
12 37 (19.58%) Linux
12 37 (19.58%) Management Information System
13 36 (19.05%) Azure
14 34 (17.99%) CISM
15 33 (17.46%) Intrusion Detection
16 32 (16.93%) AWS
17 31 (16.40%) Microsoft
18 30 (15.87%) Splunk
18 30 (15.87%) Threat Intelligence
19 29 (15.34%) Network Security
20 27 (14.29%) SANS
20 27 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
20 27 (14.29%) Cisco
21 26 (13.76%) CISA
22 25 (13.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
23 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
23 24 (12.70%) Degree
24 23 (12.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
25 22 (11.64%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.59%) Houdini
3 3 (1.59%) Maya
3 3 (1.59%) NUKE
3 3 (1.59%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 36 (19.05%) Azure
2 32 (16.93%) AWS
3 27 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
4 9 (4.76%) SaaS
5 6 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (3.17%) PaaS
5 6 (3.17%) Serverless
6 5 (2.65%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 5 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.65%) IaaS
6 5 (2.65%) Pulumi
7 4 (2.12%) GCP
8 3 (1.59%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (1.06%) Azure Sentinel
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon Macie
10 1 (0.53%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.53%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (0.53%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (36.51%) Firewall
2 33 (17.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 29 (15.34%) Network Security
4 18 (9.52%) DNS
5 17 (8.99%) TCP/IP
5 17 (8.99%) WAN
6 13 (6.88%) Cisco ISE
6 13 (6.88%) LAN
7 9 (4.76%) DHCP
8 8 (4.23%) Internet
8 8 (4.23%) VPN
9 6 (3.17%) Wireless
10 5 (2.65%) SSL
10 5 (2.65%) Wireless Security
11 4 (2.12%) HTTP
11 4 (2.12%) IPsec
12 3 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.59%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.59%) NAS
12 3 (1.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.06%) Looker
2 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (2.65%) GitLab
1 5 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.59%) JIRA
3 2 (1.06%) Snyk
4 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
General
1 50 (26.46%) Social Skills
2 24 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (10.05%) Finance
4 15 (7.94%) Legal
5 12 (6.35%) Banking
6 10 (5.29%) Games
7 8 (4.23%) Manufacturing
8 7 (3.70%) Public Sector
8 7 (3.70%) Retail
8 7 (3.70%) Telecoms
9 6 (3.17%) Aerospace
10 5 (2.65%) Electronics
10 5 (2.65%) Marketing
11 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (1.06%) Billing
12 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 79 (41.80%) Analyst
2 63 (33.33%) Security Analyst
3 32 (16.93%) Security Engineer
4 28 (14.81%) IT Analyst
5 27 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
6 18 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (8.47%) Information Analyst
7 16 (8.47%) Information Security Analyst
8 13 (6.88%) Consultant
8 13 (6.88%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 13 (6.88%) Senior Security Analyst
9 12 (6.35%) Security Consultant
10 11 (5.82%) IT Engineer
10 11 (5.82%) IT Security Engineer
10 11 (5.82%) Operations Analyst
10 11 (5.82%) Security Operations Analyst
11 10 (5.29%) Security Manager
11 10 (5.29%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
11 10 (5.29%) SOC Analyst
12 9 (4.76%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.70%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (2.65%) Lambda Expressions
3 2 (1.06%) JWT
3 2 (1.06%) Middleware
3 2 (1.06%) OAuth
3 2 (1.06%) SAML
4 1 (0.53%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (19.58%) Management Information System
2 23 (12.17%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 18 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
4 16 (8.47%) Cyberthreat
5 11 (5.82%) Cyber Defence
5 11 (5.82%) Cyberattack
6 6 (3.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (3.17%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.65%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.12%) PKI
9 3 (1.59%) Blog
9 3 (1.59%) CCTV
9 3 (1.59%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.59%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.06%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.53%) BYOD
11 1 (0.53%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.98%) Windows
2 37 (19.58%) Linux
3 11 (5.82%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.76%) CentOS
5 4 (2.12%) Mac OS
5 4 (2.12%) Unix
6 3 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.59%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (53.97%) Information Security
2 100 (52.91%) Cybersecurity
3 98 (51.85%) SIEM
4 66 (34.92%) Vulnerability Management
5 60 (31.75%) Security Operations
6 41 (21.69%) Penetration Testing
7 30 (15.87%) Threat Intelligence
8 25 (13.23%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 22 (11.64%) Incident Management
9 22 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
10 21 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
11 20 (10.58%) Analytics
11 20 (10.58%) Use Case
12 19 (10.05%) Identity Access Management
12 19 (10.05%) Security Architecture
13 18 (9.52%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
14 17 (8.99%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 16 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (8.47%) Configuration Management
16 15 (7.94%) Blue Team
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.82%) Python
2 4 (2.12%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.59%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.59%) Java
3 3 (1.59%) SQL
4 2 (1.06%) C
4 2 (1.06%) C#
4 2 (1.06%) PHP
4 2 (1.06%) Ruby
5 1 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 58 (30.69%) CISSP
2 34 (17.99%) CISM
3 27 (14.29%) SANS
4 26 (13.76%) CISA
5 24 (12.70%) Degree
6 21 (11.11%) CEH
7 20 (10.58%) Security Cleared
8 17 (8.99%) CompTIA Security+
9 14 (7.41%) SC Cleared
10 13 (6.88%) GIAC
11 12 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (5.29%) CCNA
12 10 (5.29%) OSCP
13 8 (4.23%) SSCP
14 7 (3.70%) GCIA
14 7 (3.70%) GCIH
14 7 (3.70%) GPEN
15 6 (3.17%) OSCE
16 5 (2.65%) EnCE
16 5 (2.65%) GREM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (22.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (7.94%) PCI DSS
3 14 (7.41%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (7.41%) NIST
4 13 (6.88%) SLA
5 8 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 6 (3.17%) GDPR
6 6 (3.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 5 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (1.06%) GRC
8 2 (1.06%) HMG Infosec
8 2 (1.06%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.53%) COBIT
9 1 (0.53%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.53%) NCSC
System Software
1 16 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.29%) Docker
3 5 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.59%) NFS
4 3 (1.59%) Samba
4 3 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.06%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.53%) Snort
6 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (6.88%) Nessus
2 12 (6.35%) Terraform
3 8 (4.23%) CSIRT
3 8 (4.23%) Kubernetes
4 5 (2.65%) Ansible
4 5 (2.65%) EnCase
4 5 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.65%) Puppet
5 3 (1.59%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.06%) Nagios
6 2 (1.06%) QRadar
6 2 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.53%) Cacti
7 1 (0.53%) Demisto
7 1 (0.53%) Opsgenie
7 1 (0.53%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 31 (16.40%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.87%) Splunk
3 27 (14.29%) Cisco
4 11 (5.82%) Darktrace
5 9 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.23%) Rapid7
7 5 (2.65%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.65%) LogRhythm
7 5 (2.65%) Meraki
7 5 (2.65%) SAP
8 4 (2.12%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.59%) Dell
9 3 (1.59%) EMC
9 3 (1.59%) Juniper
9 3 (1.59%) McAfee
9 3 (1.59%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.59%) Qualys
9 3 (1.59%) Veritas
9 3 (1.59%) VMware
10 2 (1.06%) CyberArk