The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Security Operations skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Security Operations over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 465 449 554
Rank change year-on-year -16 +105  
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 489 600 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.61% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.69% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 375 490 376
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.52% -  

Security Operations is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 79794 87486 96432
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.91% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 263997 301274 311895
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,000 £29,789
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Security Operations as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Security Operations in the UK

Security Operations
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations.

Salary trend for Security Operations in the UK

Security Operations
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Security Operations over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the UK

Security Operations
Top 10 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 468 £62,500 +4.16% 61
London +33 268 £65,000 +8.33% 28
UK excluding London -46 218 £57,500 +9.52% 36
South East +20 78 £63,000 +1.61% 13
North of England -3 38 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Midlands -25 34 £48,750 -18.75% 5
South West -18 25 £47,500 -26.92% 5
East of England -21 25 £50,000 +5.26% 4
Scotland +12 18 £52,500 +54.41% 2
Wales +2 1 £44,000 +0.57% 1

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Security Operations 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 Operations.

1 537 (53.06%) Information Security
2 452 (44.66%) SIEM
3 434 (42.89%) Cybersecurity
4 411 (40.61%) CISSP
5 377 (37.25%) Security Operations Centre
6 348 (34.39%) Firewall
7 281 (27.77%) CISM
8 262 (25.89%) Finance
9 250 (24.70%) Windows
10 242 (23.91%) Network Security
11 240 (23.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 238 (23.52%) Vulnerability Management
13 213 (21.05%) ITIL
14 207 (20.45%) Linux
15 185 (18.28%) Risk Management
16 181 (17.89%) Security Monitoring
17 179 (17.69%) Management Information System
18 154 (15.22%) Security Architecture
19 151 (14.92%) PCI DSS
20 146 (14.43%) TCP/IP
21 142 (14.03%) Degree
22 141 (13.93%) Incident Management
23 137 (13.54%) Unix
23 137 (13.54%) SANS
24 133 (13.14%) CEH
25 132 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
26 125 (12.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
27 124 (12.25%) Cisco
27 124 (12.25%) CheckPoint
28 123 (12.15%) Security Cleared

Security Operations
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 25 (2.47%) IIS
2 21 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.88%) Apache
4 17 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 17 (1.68%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.49%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.30%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.099%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 32 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 29 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.79%) assyst
2 7 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.099%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.08%) SaaS
3 17 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (1.38%) IaaS
6 10 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 7 (0.69%) PaaS
8 5 (0.49%) GitHub
8 5 (0.49%) Office 365
9 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.20%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.20%) Yammer
10 1 (0.099%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.099%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.099%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.099%) Boomi
10 1 (0.099%) BPaaS
10 1 (0.099%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.099%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 348 (34.39%) Firewall
2 242 (23.91%) Network Security
3 146 (14.43%) TCP/IP
4 132 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 90 (8.89%) Internet
6 58 (5.73%) WAN
7 57 (5.63%) LAN
8 49 (4.84%) VPN
9 45 (4.45%) DNS
10 42 (4.15%) SSL
11 34 (3.36%) Wireshark
12 26 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (2.57%) HTTP
13 25 (2.47%) BGP
14 24 (2.37%) HTTPS
15 20 (1.98%) OSPF
16 19 (1.88%) SMTP
16 19 (1.88%) VLAN
16 19 (1.88%) Wireless
17 17 (1.68%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.56%) Big Data
2 16 (1.58%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.99%) GIS
3 10 (0.99%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.59%) Cognos Impromptu
5 5 (0.49%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.40%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.40%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.099%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.099%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.099%) Maltego
8 1 (0.099%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (1.48%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.69%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.30%) AppScan
3 3 (0.30%) Burp Suite
3 3 (0.30%) Paros
4 1 (0.099%) TeamCity
General
1 262 (25.89%) Finance
2 77 (7.61%) Banking
3 25 (2.47%) Legal
4 22 (2.17%) Digital Economy
5 18 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.58%) Dutch Language
6 16 (1.58%) French Language
6 16 (1.58%) German Language
6 16 (1.58%) Italian Language
6 16 (1.58%) Spanish Language
7 10 (0.99%) Law
7 10 (0.99%) Retail
8 9 (0.89%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.79%) Local Government
9 8 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.69%) Electronics
10 7 (0.69%) Marketing
11 5 (0.49%) Advertising
12 4 (0.40%) Back Office
12 4 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 342 (33.79%) Analyst
2 243 (24.01%) Security Analyst
3 183 (18.08%) Security Engineer
4 168 (16.60%) Security Manager
5 120 (11.86%) SOC Analyst
6 105 (10.38%) Consultant
7 98 (9.68%) Security Consultant
8 89 (8.79%) Operational Security Manager
8 89 (8.79%) Operations Analyst
8 89 (8.79%) Security Operations Analyst
8 89 (8.79%) Security Operations Manager
9 76 (7.51%) Operations Manager
10 69 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
11 51 (5.04%) IT Manager
12 50 (4.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 47 (4.64%) Architect
13 47 (4.64%) Senior Security Analyst
14 46 (4.55%) Senior Security Engineer
15 45 (4.45%) IT Security Manager
15 45 (4.45%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.47%) .NET
2 22 (2.17%) SailPoint
3 15 (1.48%) Web Services
4 11 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (0.99%) Regular Expression
6 9 (0.89%) boto
7 4 (0.40%) JSON
8 3 (0.30%) EDI
8 3 (0.30%) Middleware
9 2 (0.20%) Kafka
9 2 (0.20%) PCRE
10 1 (0.099%) REST
10 1 (0.099%) SOAP
10 1 (0.099%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 377 (37.25%) Security Operations Centre
2 179 (17.69%) Management Information System
3 92 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (6.42%) Cyberthreat
5 58 (5.73%) Computer Science
6 57 (5.63%) Cyber Attack
7 41 (4.05%) Data Centre
8 40 (3.95%) PKI
9 32 (3.16%) Data Protection Act
10 20 (1.98%) Cybercrime
11 18 (1.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 15 (1.48%) CESG
13 14 (1.38%) Cyber Defence
13 14 (1.38%) Fintech
14 12 (1.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 12 (1.19%) SCADA
15 8 (0.79%) Algorithms
15 8 (0.79%) Clustering
15 8 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
16 7 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 250 (24.70%) Windows
2 207 (20.45%) Linux
3 137 (13.54%) Unix
4 53 (5.24%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (0.99%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.89%) Kali Linux
9 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.49%) Android
10 5 (0.49%) CentOS
10 5 (0.49%) Debian
10 5 (0.49%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.40%) Solaris
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.20%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.099%) AIX
14 1 (0.099%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.099%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (53.06%) Information Security
2 452 (44.66%) SIEM
3 434 (42.89%) Cybersecurity
4 238 (23.52%) Vulnerability Management
5 213 (21.05%) ITIL
6 185 (18.28%) Risk Management
7 181 (17.89%) Security Monitoring
8 154 (15.22%) Security Architecture
9 141 (13.93%) Incident Management
10 125 (12.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 122 (12.06%) Penetration Testing
12 115 (11.36%) Kalman Filter
13 113 (11.17%) Security Management
14 110 (10.87%) Analytics
15 97 (9.58%) Continuous Improvement
16 91 (8.99%) Mentoring
17 88 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 84 (8.30%) Threat Intelligence
19 83 (8.20%) Data Protection
20 78 (7.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 53 (5.24%) Java
1 53 (5.24%) Python
2 32 (3.16%) SQL
3 29 (2.87%) Ruby
4 22 (2.17%) Perl
5 20 (1.98%) Bash Shell
6 17 (1.68%) PowerShell
7 14 (1.38%) C
8 11 (1.09%) PHP
9 7 (0.69%) C#
10 6 (0.59%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.49%) C-shell
11 5 (0.49%) Korn
11 5 (0.49%) R
11 5 (0.49%) Scala
12 4 (0.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 411 (40.61%) CISSP
2 281 (27.77%) CISM
3 142 (14.03%) Degree
4 137 (13.54%) SANS
5 133 (13.14%) CEH
6 123 (12.15%) Security Cleared
7 118 (11.66%) CISA
8 108 (10.67%) GIAC
9 98 (9.68%) SC Cleared
10 93 (9.19%) GCIH
11 88 (8.70%) GCIA
12 53 (5.24%) GSEC
13 51 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
14 47 (4.64%) Computer Science Degree
14 47 (4.64%) DV Cleared
15 38 (3.75%) CREST Certified
16 36 (3.56%) GCED
17 25 (2.47%) CCNA
18 22 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
18 22 (2.17%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 240 (23.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 151 (14.92%) PCI DSS
3 83 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 36 (3.56%) SLA
5 34 (3.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 26 (2.57%) COBIT
7 16 (1.58%) GDPR
8 15 (1.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 15 (1.48%) ISO 9001
9 11 (1.09%) ISO 22301
10 9 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 7 (0.69%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.40%) GPG13
12 4 (0.40%) HIPAA
12 4 (0.40%) ISAE 3402
12 4 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 3 (0.30%) PMO
14 2 (0.20%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 79 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 49 (4.84%) Snort
3 36 (3.56%) ProxySG
4 15 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (0.79%) vSphere
7 7 (0.69%) Docker
8 5 (0.49%) pfSense
8 5 (0.49%) XenApp
9 2 (0.20%) HDFS
9 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.099%) LXC
Systems Management
1 54 (5.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 53 (5.24%) Nessus
3 42 (4.15%) QRadar
4 39 (3.85%) CSIRT
5 29 (2.87%) McAfee ePO
6 25 (2.47%) Nmap
6 25 (2.47%) SCCM
7 20 (1.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 16 (1.58%) FortiGate
8 16 (1.58%) Puppet
9 11 (1.09%) Ansible
10 9 (0.89%) logstash
11 8 (0.79%) Kibana
11 8 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (0.79%) RSA enVision
11 8 (0.79%) WSUS
12 7 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (0.59%) Nexpose
13 6 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (0.40%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 124 (12.25%) CheckPoint
1 124 (12.25%) Cisco
2 109 (10.77%) Palo Alto
3 103 (10.18%) Splunk
4 95 (9.39%) ArcSight
5 80 (7.91%) Microsoft
6 79 (7.81%) Juniper
7 73 (7.21%) LogRhythm
7 73 (7.21%) McAfee
8 47 (4.64%) F5
9 46 (4.55%) Blue Coat
10 42 (4.15%) Fortinet
11 40 (3.95%) Symantec
12 37 (3.66%) HP
13 30 (2.96%) CyberArk
14 27 (2.67%) Sourcefire
15 25 (2.47%) FireEye
15 25 (2.47%) TippingPoint
16 23 (2.27%) VMware
17 20 (1.98%) Forcepoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum circa £60,000 plus bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Training and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + Package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Plus Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Bulletproof
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Southern Lights Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 to 70,000 + Benefits / Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £48,000 - £62,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Empiric
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £110000 - £140000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
The Workshop
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 - £110,000 base salary + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 7 days ago