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 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Operations (SecOps)
UK
Rank 425 467 610
Rank change year-on-year +42 +143  
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 515 599 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.58% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.66% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 427 459 262
Median salary £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.16% +9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,747 £42,500 £37,650
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £57,500 £54,250
% change year-on-year -13.04% +5.99%  

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 74564 90782 91624
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.03% 88.50% 87.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61277 75155 74101
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Security Operations
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Security Operations as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Security Operations in the UK

Security Operations
Top 30 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 23 March 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 +69 490 £60,000 - 56
London +54 219 £65,000 +4.00% 25
South East +94 119 £55,000 -8.33% 11
Berkshire +36 39 £70,000 +16.66% 4
West Midlands +27 39 £40,000 -33.33% 4
South West +3 35 £50,000 -20.00% 8
North West -26 33 £37,747 -24.50% 3
City of London +44 32 £70,000 - 6
Bristol +6 25 £40,000 -34.69% 6
Surrey +56 24 £70,000 +40.00% 3
Manchester -20 24 £38,874 -25.95% 3
East of England +32 23 £50,000 -4.76%
Buckinghamshire +35 22 £55,000 +20.21% 1
Milton Keynes +17 22 £55,000 +20.21% 1
Reading +57 21 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Hertfordshire +28 19 £50,000 -16.66%
Hampshire +13 16 £55,000 -4.34% 2
Birmingham -6 16 £42,500 -29.16% 2
Warwickshire +42 13 £40,000 -13.04%
Scotland -32 13 £46,000 -12.38% 1
Brighton +20 12 £47,500 +18.75%
East Sussex +9 12 £47,500 -32.14%
Salford - 10 £35,624 - 2
Yorkshire +9 9 £57,500 +55.40% 3
West Yorkshire +8 9 £57,500 +98.27% 3
Warwick +41 8 £40,000 -13.04%
South Wales +17 8 £33,750 +22.72% 1
Wales +9 8 £33,750 +22.72% 1
Leeds -2 8 £57,500 +27.77% 3
Staines - 8 £45,000 - 2

Security Operations
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 615 (55.41%) Information Security
2 467 (42.07%) SIEM
3 447 (40.27%) Security Operations Centre
4 409 (36.85%) CISSP
5 384 (34.59%) Cybersecurity
6 355 (31.98%) Firewall
7 298 (26.85%) Finance
8 282 (25.41%) Network Security
9 281 (25.32%) CISM
10 247 (22.25%) Windows
11 235 (21.17%) Vulnerability Management
12 219 (19.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 214 (19.28%) Risk Management
14 199 (17.93%) PCI DSS
15 196 (17.66%) Management Information System
16 192 (17.30%) ITIL
17 188 (16.94%) Degree
18 182 (16.40%) Incident Management
18 182 (16.40%) Linux
19 164 (14.77%) Security Monitoring
20 153 (13.78%) Splunk
21 150 (13.51%) Security Architecture
22 149 (13.42%) Cisco
23 148 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
24 144 (12.97%) TCP/IP
25 136 (12.25%) ArcSight
26 133 (11.98%) SANS
27 130 (11.71%) GIAC
28 127 (11.44%) CEH
28 127 (11.44%) Vulnerability Assessment

Security Operations
Top Related 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 75 (6.76%) IIS
2 24 (2.16%) Apache
3 21 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 16 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (1.35%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.54%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.090%) JBoss
10 1 (0.090%) nginx
Applications
1 55 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.51%) MS Office
3 27 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.090%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.27%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.18%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (1.98%) SaaS
3 17 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (0.63%) Sumo Logic
4 7 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.54%) Office 365
6 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.45%) IaaS
7 4 (0.36%) GitHub
7 4 (0.36%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.36%) PaaS
8 3 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.27%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.18%) Yammer
10 1 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 355 (31.98%) Firewall
2 282 (25.41%) Network Security
3 148 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 144 (12.97%) TCP/IP
5 78 (7.03%) Internet
6 56 (5.05%) DNS
7 54 (4.86%) LAN
8 53 (4.77%) WAN
9 51 (4.59%) VPN
10 41 (3.69%) SSL
11 33 (2.97%) Wireshark
12 28 (2.52%) HTTP
12 28 (2.52%) HTTPS
13 22 (1.98%) BGP
13 22 (1.98%) OSPF
14 20 (1.80%) Wireless
15 18 (1.62%) MPLS
16 17 (1.53%) DHCP
16 17 (1.53%) Ethernet
17 16 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.43%) Big Data
2 24 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.90%) GIS
4 6 (0.54%) Hadoop
4 6 (0.54%) MySQL
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.36%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.36%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.090%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.090%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.36%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.27%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.090%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.090%) Maven
General
1 298 (26.85%) Finance
2 53 (4.77%) Banking
3 29 (2.61%) Legal
4 24 (2.16%) Law
5 22 (1.98%) Retail
6 18 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.53%) Dutch Language
7 17 (1.53%) French Language
7 17 (1.53%) German Language
7 17 (1.53%) Italian Language
7 17 (1.53%) Spanish Language
8 9 (0.81%) Aerospace
9 8 (0.72%) Marketing
10 6 (0.54%) Back Office
10 6 (0.54%) Local Government
10 6 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.36%) Electronics
12 3 (0.27%) Advertising
12 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 367 (33.06%) Analyst
2 270 (24.32%) Security Analyst
3 204 (18.38%) Security Engineer
4 152 (13.69%) Security Manager
5 111 (10.00%) SOC Analyst
6 93 (8.38%) Consultant
7 89 (8.02%) Operations Analyst
8 87 (7.84%) Security Operations Analyst
9 81 (7.30%) Senior Analyst
10 75 (6.76%) Security Consultant
11 72 (6.49%) Operations Manager
12 69 (6.22%) Operational Security Manager
12 69 (6.22%) Security Operations Manager
13 67 (6.04%) Architect
14 64 (5.77%) Cybersecurity Analyst
15 63 (5.68%) Senior Security Analyst
16 58 (5.23%) Security Architect
17 55 (4.95%) Network Engineer
18 49 (4.41%) Information Analyst
19 48 (4.32%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.71%) Elastic Stack
1 19 (1.71%) Regular Expression
2 13 (1.17%) .NET
2 13 (1.17%) 802.1X
3 9 (0.81%) Web Services
4 7 (0.63%) boto
5 4 (0.36%) JSON
5 4 (0.36%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.27%) Kafka
6 3 (0.27%) Middleware
6 3 (0.27%) PCRE
7 1 (0.090%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 447 (40.27%) Security Operations Centre
2 196 (17.66%) Management Information System
3 124 (11.17%) Data Centre
4 118 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (5.95%) Cyberthreat
6 61 (5.50%) Computer Science
7 48 (4.32%) Cyber Attack
8 43 (3.87%) PKI
9 32 (2.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 28 (2.52%) Driving Licence
11 24 (2.16%) CESG
12 19 (1.71%) Cybercrime
12 19 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.53%) Data Protection Act
14 13 (1.17%) Cyber Defence
15 11 (0.99%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.90%) SCADA
17 9 (0.81%) Fintech
18 5 (0.45%) Smartphone
18 5 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 247 (22.25%) Windows
2 182 (16.40%) Linux
3 116 (10.45%) Unix
4 37 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (2.79%) Windows Server
7 23 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.90%) Solaris
9 10 (0.90%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.45%) Debian
10 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.45%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.090%) AIX
11 1 (0.090%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.090%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.090%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 615 (55.41%) Information Security
2 467 (42.07%) SIEM
3 384 (34.59%) Cybersecurity
4 235 (21.17%) Vulnerability Management
5 214 (19.28%) Risk Management
6 192 (17.30%) ITIL
7 182 (16.40%) Incident Management
8 164 (14.77%) Security Monitoring
9 150 (13.51%) Security Architecture
10 127 (11.44%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 124 (11.17%) Security Management
12 120 (10.81%) Penetration Testing
13 107 (9.64%) Kalman Filter
14 103 (9.28%) Continuous Improvement
15 98 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
16 96 (8.65%) Change Management
17 94 (8.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
18 83 (7.48%) Analytics
19 70 (6.31%) Information Assurance
20 69 (6.22%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (5.41%) Python
2 44 (3.96%) SQL
3 33 (2.97%) Ruby
4 29 (2.61%) Bash Shell
5 27 (2.43%) PowerShell
6 26 (2.34%) Java
7 21 (1.89%) Perl
8 20 (1.80%) C
9 7 (0.63%) PHP
10 5 (0.45%) C++
11 2 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 409 (36.85%) CISSP
2 281 (25.32%) CISM
3 188 (16.94%) Degree
4 133 (11.98%) SANS
5 130 (11.71%) GIAC
6 127 (11.44%) CEH
7 110 (9.91%) GCIH
8 108 (9.73%) CISA
8 108 (9.73%) Security Cleared
9 85 (7.66%) GCIA
10 83 (7.48%) SC Cleared
11 71 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (3.60%) CREST Certified
12 40 (3.60%) DV Cleared
13 37 (3.33%) CCNA
13 37 (3.33%) IISP
14 31 (2.79%) CISMP
15 30 (2.70%) SSCP
16 29 (2.61%) CCNP
17 27 (2.43%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (19.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 199 (17.93%) PCI DSS
3 51 (4.59%) SLA
4 25 (2.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 21 (1.89%) COBIT
6 17 (1.53%) ISO27002
7 11 (0.99%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 11 (0.99%) RMADS
8 10 (0.90%) GPG13
9 8 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.63%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.63%) SSAE 16
11 6 (0.54%) HMG Infosec
11 6 (0.54%) ISO22301
12 5 (0.45%) QA
13 4 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
13 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 3 (0.27%) SAS 70
15 1 (0.090%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 84 (7.57%) Active Directory
2 50 (4.50%) Snort
3 36 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.43%) ProxySG
5 11 (0.99%) Firmware
5 11 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.72%) Docker
7 7 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.54%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.54%) XenServer
9 3 (0.27%) HDFS
9 3 (0.27%) vSphere
9 3 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 60 (5.41%) Nessus
2 41 (3.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 33 (2.97%) CSIRT
4 31 (2.79%) QRadar
5 26 (2.34%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 23 (2.07%) logstash
7 18 (1.62%) WSUS
8 17 (1.53%) Nmap
9 16 (1.44%) Kibana
10 15 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (1.35%) Puppet
10 15 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 13 (1.17%) RSA enVision
12 11 (0.99%) Ansible
12 11 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.81%) SCCM
14 7 (0.63%) WMI
15 6 (0.54%) ArcSight ESM
16 4 (0.36%) Kubernetes
16 4 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 153 (13.78%) Splunk
2 149 (13.42%) Cisco
3 136 (12.25%) ArcSight
4 113 (10.18%) Microsoft
5 110 (9.91%) CheckPoint
6 88 (7.93%) Palo Alto
7 83 (7.48%) Intel Security
8 82 (7.39%) Juniper
9 57 (5.14%) LogRhythm
10 55 (4.95%) F5
11 53 (4.77%) Qualys
12 46 (4.14%) Fortinet
13 45 (4.05%) Blue Coat
14 39 (3.51%) HP
14 39 (3.51%) Sourcefire
15 36 (3.24%) VMware
16 35 (3.15%) Symantec
17 34 (3.06%) TippingPoint
18 32 (2.88%) FireEye
19 24 (2.16%) Imperva
London
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Empiric.com
Posted: 15 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000-55,000k base, 10% bonus and strong package
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Salary: Salary + Bonus + Car + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £80k dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £90k dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 17 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £38000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £85k dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Salary: £70k - £90k dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Maxfield Search & Selection
Salary: From £65,000 to £80,000 per annum Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 10% bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Proprius Recruitment
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum Excellent Flexible Banking Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Maurice Nash
Salary: From £50,000 to £50,000 per annum c£50k + Bonus + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £140000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £100000 - £130000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 25% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Experis Ltd
Salary: Car allowance, bonus etc.
Posted: 6 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 6 days ago