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 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Security Operations (SecOps)
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 452 597
Rank change year-on-year -10 +145  
Permanent jobs citing Security Operations 480 631 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.61% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.69% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 385 469 286
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 £38,500 £40,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £83,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.54%  

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 76853 92098 96421
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.34% 88.76% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 63221 76512 77821
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +7 460 £62,500 +4.16% 60
London +31 215 £70,000 +12.00% 27
South East +76 97 £55,000 -8.33% 16
Berkshire +43 40 £70,000 +16.66% 6
West Midlands -1 40 £42,500 -29.16% 1
North West -9 30 £42,500 -13.26% 1
City of London +28 29 £68,250 +9.20% 5
South West -20 28 £55,000 -12.00% 2
East of England +16 25 £64,000 +21.90% 2
Reading +43 21 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Hertfordshire +23 21 £59,500 +19.00% 1
Manchester -14 20 £42,500 -16.25% 1
Bristol -5 18 £43,750 -28.57% 2
Surrey +57 17 £90,000 +63.63% 4
Warwickshire +37 15 £40,000 -30.43%
Hampshire +27 14 £52,500 +16.66% 1
West Yorkshire -10 14 £60,000 +62.16% 9
Yorkshire -10 14 £60,000 +33.33% 9
Birmingham -28 14 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Warwick - 11 £40,000 -
Scotland -21 10 £37,000 -29.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 9 £55,000 +20.21% 1
East Midlands +11 9 £125,000 +127.27% 2
Milton Keynes +3 9 £55,000 +20.21% 1
Leeds -2 9 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Brighton +20 8 £47,500 +26.66%
East Sussex +6 8 £47,500 -32.14%
Hemel Hempstead +5 8 - -
Kent +17 7 £65,000 -3.70% 2
Edinburgh -13 7 £30,000 -42.85% 1

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 554 (53.68%) Information Security
2 437 (42.34%) SIEM
3 410 (39.73%) Security Operations Centre
4 387 (37.50%) CISSP
5 385 (37.31%) Cybersecurity
6 329 (31.88%) Firewall
7 284 (27.52%) Network Security
8 272 (26.36%) Finance
9 267 (25.87%) CISM
10 235 (22.77%) Windows
11 219 (21.22%) Vulnerability Management
12 207 (20.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 197 (19.09%) Risk Management
14 189 (18.31%) Linux
15 177 (17.15%) Management Information System
16 174 (16.86%) ITIL
17 172 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
18 165 (15.99%) Incident Management
19 159 (15.41%) Degree
20 153 (14.83%) Intrusion Detection
21 147 (14.24%) PCI DSS
22 140 (13.57%) SANS
23 136 (13.18%) Security Architecture
24 133 (12.89%) Splunk
25 128 (12.40%) Unix
26 127 (12.31%) Cisco
27 125 (12.11%) TCP/IP
28 121 (11.72%) Kalman Filter
29 119 (11.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
30 114 (11.05%) CEH

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 41 (3.97%) IIS
2 25 (2.42%) Apache
3 17 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.65%) Tomcat
3 17 (1.65%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (2.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.29%) assyst
2 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.097%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (1.16%) SaaS
4 10 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (0.58%) IaaS
5 6 (0.58%) Office 365
6 5 (0.48%) PaaS
7 4 (0.39%) GitHub
7 4 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
8 3 (0.29%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.29%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.19%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.19%) Yammer
10 1 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.097%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.097%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 329 (31.88%) Firewall
2 284 (27.52%) Network Security
3 153 (14.83%) Intrusion Detection
4 125 (12.11%) TCP/IP
5 92 (8.91%) Internet
6 55 (5.33%) VPN
7 51 (4.94%) WAN
8 50 (4.84%) LAN
9 46 (4.46%) DNS
10 38 (3.68%) SSL
10 38 (3.68%) Wireshark
11 25 (2.42%) BGP
12 24 (2.33%) HTTP
12 24 (2.33%) HTTPS
12 24 (2.33%) OSPF
13 20 (1.94%) Wireless
14 19 (1.84%) VLAN
15 18 (1.74%) SMTP
16 17 (1.65%) BIG-IP
16 17 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.39%) Big Data
2 25 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 10 (0.97%) GIS
4 8 (0.78%) Hadoop
5 6 (0.58%) Cognos Impromptu
6 5 (0.48%) MySQL
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.19%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.097%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.097%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.097%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.097%) Maltego
9 1 (0.097%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.39%) Metasploit
3 3 (0.29%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.097%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.097%) Maven
4 1 (0.097%) TeamCity
General
1 272 (26.36%) Finance
2 52 (5.04%) Banking
3 24 (2.33%) Legal
4 17 (1.65%) Dutch Language
4 17 (1.65%) French Language
4 17 (1.65%) German Language
4 17 (1.65%) Italian Language
4 17 (1.65%) Retail
4 17 (1.65%) Spanish Language
5 16 (1.55%) Law
6 14 (1.36%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.78%) Local Government
8 6 (0.58%) Advertising
9 5 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 5 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.39%) Back Office
10 4 (0.39%) Electronics
10 4 (0.39%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.39%) Marketing
11 3 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 341 (33.04%) Analyst
2 241 (23.35%) Security Analyst
3 190 (18.41%) Security Engineer
4 165 (15.99%) Security Manager
5 109 (10.56%) SOC Analyst
6 95 (9.21%) Consultant
7 83 (8.04%) Senior Analyst
8 82 (7.95%) Security Consultant
9 75 (7.27%) Operational Security Manager
9 75 (7.27%) Security Operations Manager
10 74 (7.17%) Operations Analyst
10 74 (7.17%) Operations Manager
11 72 (6.98%) Security Operations Analyst
12 65 (6.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 62 (6.01%) Architect
14 59 (5.72%) Senior Security Analyst
15 57 (5.52%) Security Architect
16 54 (5.23%) IT Manager
17 49 (4.75%) Information Analyst
17 49 (4.75%) IT Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.84%) .NET
2 15 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (1.36%) Regular Expression
4 13 (1.26%) SailPoint
5 9 (0.87%) boto
5 9 (0.87%) Web Services
6 4 (0.39%) JSON
7 3 (0.29%) Kafka
7 3 (0.29%) Middleware
7 3 (0.29%) PCRE
8 1 (0.097%) REST
8 1 (0.097%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 410 (39.73%) Security Operations Centre
2 177 (17.15%) Management Information System
3 114 (11.05%) Analytical Skills
4 72 (6.98%) Data Centre
5 62 (6.01%) Cyberthreat
6 54 (5.23%) Cyber Attack
7 53 (5.14%) Computer Science
8 35 (3.39%) PKI
9 20 (1.94%) CESG
10 18 (1.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 17 (1.65%) Cybercrime
12 16 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
13 14 (1.36%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 12 (1.16%) Fintech
14 12 (1.16%) SCADA
15 10 (0.97%) Driving Licence
16 9 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
17 8 (0.78%) Client/Server
18 6 (0.58%) Virtual Team
19 4 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 235 (22.77%) Windows
2 189 (18.31%) Linux
3 128 (12.40%) Unix
4 39 (3.78%) Windows Server
5 18 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.97%) Windows 8
8 9 (0.87%) Solaris
9 7 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.48%) Debian
10 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.19%) Android
12 2 (0.19%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.097%) AIX
13 1 (0.097%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.097%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (53.68%) Information Security
2 437 (42.34%) SIEM
3 385 (37.31%) Cybersecurity
4 219 (21.22%) Vulnerability Management
5 197 (19.09%) Risk Management
6 174 (16.86%) ITIL
7 172 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
8 165 (15.99%) Incident Management
9 136 (13.18%) Security Architecture
10 121 (11.72%) Kalman Filter
11 119 (11.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 114 (11.05%) Security Management
13 101 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 99 (9.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 96 (9.30%) Analytics
16 86 (8.33%) Threat Intelligence
17 84 (8.14%) Penetration Testing
18 74 (7.17%) Mentoring
19 72 (6.98%) Change Management
20 70 (6.78%) Malware Analysis
Programming Languages
1 52 (5.04%) Python
2 34 (3.29%) Java
3 31 (3.00%) SQL
4 30 (2.91%) Ruby
5 23 (2.23%) C
5 23 (2.23%) Perl
5 23 (2.23%) PowerShell
6 22 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 9 (0.87%) PHP
8 6 (0.58%) C++
9 2 (0.19%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.097%) C#
10 1 (0.097%) R
10 1 (0.097%) Scala
Qualifications
1 387 (37.50%) CISSP
2 267 (25.87%) CISM
3 159 (15.41%) Degree
4 140 (13.57%) SANS
5 114 (11.05%) CEH
6 112 (10.85%) GIAC
7 111 (10.76%) Security Cleared
8 94 (9.11%) CISA
9 92 (8.91%) GCIH
10 91 (8.82%) GCIA
11 89 (8.62%) SC Cleared
12 67 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
13 42 (4.07%) DV Cleared
14 40 (3.88%) GSEC
15 33 (3.20%) CREST Certified
15 33 (3.20%) GCED
16 29 (2.81%) CCSP
17 28 (2.71%) CCNA
17 28 (2.71%) CCSE
18 27 (2.62%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (20.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 147 (14.24%) PCI DSS
3 44 (4.26%) SLA
4 26 (2.52%) COBIT
4 26 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (2.33%) ISO27002
6 14 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 9 (0.87%) ISO22301
8 7 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.58%) GPG13
9 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
10 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.48%) RMADS
11 4 (0.39%) ISAE 3402
11 4 (0.39%) JSP 440
11 4 (0.39%) SSAE 16
12 3 (0.29%) GDPR
12 3 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
12 3 (0.29%) ISO27005
12 3 (0.29%) SAS 70
System Software
1 66 (6.40%) Active Directory
2 51 (4.94%) Snort
3 37 (3.59%) ProxySG
4 24 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (0.97%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.78%) Docker
7 8 (0.78%) vSphere
8 6 (0.58%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.58%) XenServer
9 5 (0.48%) XenApp
10 3 (0.29%) HDFS
11 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.097%) LXC
Systems Management
1 52 (5.04%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 49 (4.75%) Nessus
3 37 (3.59%) CSIRT
4 32 (3.10%) QRadar
5 29 (2.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 23 (2.23%) Nmap
7 21 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (1.65%) Puppet
8 17 (1.65%) SCCM
9 16 (1.55%) logstash
10 15 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 13 (1.26%) Ansible
13 12 (1.16%) Kibana
14 9 (0.87%) RSA enVision
15 7 (0.68%) WSUS
16 5 (0.48%) ArcSight ESM
16 5 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
17 4 (0.39%) FortiGate
17 4 (0.39%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 133 (12.89%) Splunk
2 127 (12.31%) Cisco
3 112 (10.85%) ArcSight
4 109 (10.56%) CheckPoint
5 95 (9.21%) Microsoft
6 92 (8.91%) Palo Alto
7 88 (8.53%) Intel Security
8 80 (7.75%) Juniper
9 62 (6.01%) LogRhythm
10 56 (5.43%) F5
11 51 (4.94%) Blue Coat
12 47 (4.55%) Fortinet
13 46 (4.46%) HP
14 40 (3.88%) Sourcefire
14 40 (3.88%) Symantec
15 35 (3.39%) TippingPoint
16 27 (2.62%) FireEye
16 27 (2.62%) Imperva
16 27 (2.62%) Proofpoint
16 27 (2.62%) Qualys
London
onezeero.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus & other benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cloud Computing International
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Salary: From £75,000 to £80,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Networkers
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + car, bonus, etc.
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Computacenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £95000 per annum + 10% Pension + 30-50% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ASDA
Salary: Market Salary + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 50000 per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The North Starr
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + 10% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £110000 - £140000 per annum + 10% Pension + c. 30-50% Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 6 days ago