Security Monitoring
UK

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 21 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
21 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 664 816 857
Rank change year-on-year +152 +41 -258
Permanent jobs citing Security Monitoring 160 202 303
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 140 160 259
10th Percentile £41,125 £36,125 £32,500
25th Percentile £51,250 £41,813 £45,150
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £65,000 £58,508
Median % change year-on-year -7.69% +11.10% -2.49%
75th Percentile £75,625 £83,750 £75,000
90th Percentile £94,125 £95,250 £95,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £46,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +5.00%

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 69,202 105,864 131,072
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 88.73% 95.50% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 51,571 64,567 80,815
10th Percentile £29,448 £34,452 £32,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £45,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £75,000 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £100,000 £96,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £54,882 £51,350
% change year-on-year -8.90% +6.88% +6.98%

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 21 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Security Monitoring in the UK

Security Monitoring
Top 14 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 21 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +192 152 £60,000 -7.69% 49
London +234 102 £65,000 -11.26% 21
Work from Home +159 69 £55,000 -21.43% 16
UK excluding London +51 60 £52,500 +12.90% 31
South East +76 28 £52,500 +40.00% 15
North of England +83 13 £53,750 +1.42% 5
South West +17 10 £50,950 -27.21% 2
North West +47 8 £60,000 +13.21% 3
Yorkshire +104 5 £53,750 - 2
Midlands +58 4 £65,000 -7.14% 5
Scotland -21 3 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Midlands +58 2 £73,750 -3.28% 5
Northern Ireland +21 2 £42,500 -0.58%
East Midlands +9 2 £63,750 +59.38%

Security Monitoring
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.63%) IIS
2 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Exchange
Applications
1 10 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 50 (31.25%) AWS
2 36 (22.50%) Azure
3 13 (8.13%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (2.50%) GCP
5 3 (1.88%) Azure Sentinel
5 3 (1.88%) IaaS
5 3 (1.88%) PaaS
5 3 (1.88%) SaaS
6 2 (1.25%) AWS Direct Connect
6 2 (1.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (1.25%) Datadog
6 2 (1.25%) Entra ID
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.63%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.63%) AWS CodePipeline
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.63%) GitHub
7 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 53 (33.13%) Firewall
2 37 (23.13%) Network Security
3 24 (15.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (5.00%) LAN
4 8 (5.00%) VPN
5 6 (3.75%) SD-WAN
5 6 (3.75%) WAN
6 5 (3.13%) Internet
6 5 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.63%) PPP
7 1 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.25%) Metadata
3 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Bitbucket
1 4 (2.50%) Git
1 4 (2.50%) Subversion
2 2 (1.25%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 47 (29.38%) Finance
2 45 (28.13%) Social Skills
3 38 (23.75%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (11.88%) Law
4 19 (11.88%) Legal
5 11 (6.88%) Financial Institution
6 7 (4.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (4.38%) Public Sector
7 5 (3.13%) Aerospace
7 5 (3.13%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.25%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.63%) Automotive
9 1 (0.63%) Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Local Government
9 1 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (45.63%) Analyst
2 57 (35.63%) Security Analyst
3 29 (18.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 29 (18.13%) Senior
4 28 (17.50%) Security Engineer
5 21 (13.13%) Information Analyst
5 21 (13.13%) Information Security Analyst
6 20 (12.50%) Lead
7 16 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 16 (10.00%) Team Leader
8 12 (7.50%) Senior Security Engineer
9 11 (6.88%) SOC Analyst
10 10 (6.25%) SIEM Analyst
11 9 (5.63%) Security Manager
12 8 (5.00%) IT Engineer
13 7 (4.38%) CISSP Analyst
13 7 (4.38%) Consultant
13 7 (4.38%) IT Analyst
13 7 (4.38%) IT Security Analyst
14 6 (3.75%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.88%) web3js
2 1 (0.63%) Kafka
2 1 (0.63%) REST
2 1 (0.63%) SOAP
2 1 (0.63%) Web Services
2 1 (0.63%) XML
2 1 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.38%) Cyber Threat
2 28 (17.50%) Management Information System
3 12 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (7.50%) PKI
3 12 (7.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 11 (6.88%) Analytical Mindset
4 11 (6.88%) Blockchain
4 11 (6.88%) Web3
5 10 (6.25%) Security Posture
6 8 (5.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.75%) Client/Server
7 6 (3.75%) Mainframe
8 5 (3.13%) IoT
9 4 (2.50%) Cyberattack
9 4 (2.50%) Operational Technology
9 4 (2.50%) PMI
9 4 (2.50%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.75%) Windows
2 15 (9.38%) Linux
3 13 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (71.25%) Cybersecurity
2 67 (41.88%) Information Security
3 65 (40.63%) Security Operations
4 63 (39.38%) SIEM
5 62 (38.75%) Incident Response
6 35 (21.88%) Cloud Security
6 35 (21.88%) Penetration Testing
7 31 (19.38%) Vulnerability Management
8 30 (18.75%) Application Security
8 30 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (13.75%) Threat Detection
10 19 (11.88%) Computer Science
10 19 (11.88%) Incident Management
10 19 (11.88%) Security Management
11 18 (11.25%) Data Protection
11 18 (11.25%) Runbook
12 17 (10.63%) Risk Management
12 17 (10.63%) Threat Intelligence
13 16 (10.00%) Use Case
13 16 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.63%) Python
2 6 (3.75%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.75%) SQL
3 4 (2.50%) Bash
4 2 (1.25%) C++
4 2 (1.25%) Search Processing Language
5 1 (0.63%) Java
5 1 (0.63%) Kotlin
5 1 (0.63%) Perl
5 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 69 (43.13%) CISSP
2 29 (18.13%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (15.63%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 25 (15.63%) CCSP
3 25 (15.63%) CompTIA Security+
4 21 (13.13%) Degree
5 19 (11.88%) CISM
6 18 (11.25%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
6 18 (11.25%) CompTIA CySA+
7 17 (10.63%) CEH
7 17 (10.63%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
9 10 (6.25%) GIAC
10 8 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (3.13%) DV Cleared
12 4 (2.50%) CCNA
12 4 (2.50%) CCNP
12 4 (2.50%) CRISC
12 4 (2.50%) GSEC
12 4 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (31.25%) NIST
2 45 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (10.00%) SOC 2
4 9 (5.63%) GDPR
5 6 (3.75%) PCI DSS
6 4 (2.50%) GRC
7 3 (1.88%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (1.88%) SLA
8 2 (1.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.63%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.13%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.88%) QRadar
1 11 (6.88%) SCCM
2 5 (3.13%) SCOM
2 5 (3.13%) Terraform
2 5 (3.13%) WSUS
3 3 (1.88%) Ansible
3 3 (1.88%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.63%) Grafana
5 1 (0.63%) Istio
5 1 (0.63%) linkerd
Vendors
1 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.00%) Splunk
3 11 (6.88%) IBM
4 7 (4.38%) Palo Alto
5 5 (3.13%) VMware
6 4 (2.50%) Fortinet
6 4 (2.50%) Rapid7
7 3 (1.88%) Cisco
8 2 (1.25%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.25%) F5
8 2 (1.25%) New Relic
8 2 (1.25%) Oracle
9 1 (0.63%) CrowdStrike
9 1 (0.63%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.63%) Google
9 1 (0.63%) SonicWALL