The table below looks at the statistics for the Security Operations Analyst role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 859 861 882
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 43 15 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.014% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.015% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 38 13 11
Average salary £47,500 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,250 £38,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,750 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £55,750 £39,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+42.94% +14.70%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
108127 100585 110257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.27% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 87510 83697 93999
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Security Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Security Operations Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Salary Trend

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

Security Operations Analyst Salary Trend in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 41 £47,500 +21.79% 1
London -11 20 £46,250 -15.90%
South East -8 14 £60,000 +53.84%
Hampshire -2 11 £60,000 +53.84%
Bromley -4 9 £47,500 -13.63%
West Midlands - 4 £51,000 - 1
Warwickshire - 4 £51,000 - 1
Kent 0 3 £45,000 -
Warwick - 3 £51,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £20,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £20,000 -
City of London - 2 £60,000 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £19,000 -
Southampton 0 1 £37,500 -3.84%
Bradford - 1 £36,500 -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Operations Analyst in their job title.

1 58 (80.56%) SIEM
2 45 (62.50%) Firewall
3 28 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 26 (36.11%) Penetration Testing
5 20 (27.78%) Finance
5 20 (27.78%) Windows
6 19 (26.39%) Snort
7 18 (25.00%) Incident Management
8 17 (23.61%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (23.61%) CISSP
8 17 (23.61%) Information Security
9 16 (22.22%) Service Management
10 15 (20.83%) Change Management
11 12 (16.67%) Sourcefire
12 11 (15.28%) Banking
12 11 (15.28%) GIAC
12 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
12 11 (15.28%) Wireshark
13 10 (13.89%) ArcSight
13 10 (13.89%) Information Assurance
13 10 (13.89%) GCIH
14 9 (12.50%) Symantec
14 9 (12.50%) ITIL
14 9 (12.50%) DV Cleared
14 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
14 9 (12.50%) LogLogic
14 9 (12.50%) Q1 Labs
15 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Security Operations Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Security Operations Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 45 (62.50%) Firewall
2 28 (38.89%) Intrusion Detection
3 11 (15.28%) Wireshark
4 4 (5.56%) Internet
5 3 (4.17%) tcpdump
6 2 (2.78%) Network Security
6 2 (2.78%) Wireless
6 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.39%) VPN
General
1 20 (27.78%) Finance
2 11 (15.28%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Law
4 3 (4.17%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (80.56%) SIEM
2 26 (36.11%) Penetration Testing
3 18 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 17 (23.61%) Information Security
4 17 (23.61%) Vulnerability Management
5 16 (22.22%) Service Management
6 15 (20.83%) Change Management
7 11 (15.28%) Problem Management
8 10 (13.89%) Information Assurance
9 9 (12.50%) ITIL
10 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (9.72%) ITSM
11 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
12 5 (6.94%) Supplier Management
13 4 (5.56%) Computer Forensics
13 4 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
13 4 (5.56%) Cyber Security
14 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
14 3 (4.17%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) Java
1 7 (9.72%) Perl
2 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) CISSP
2 11 (15.28%) GIAC
3 10 (13.89%) GCIH
4 9 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 9 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.94%) Degree
7 4 (5.56%) GCIA
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.17%) GSEC
8 3 (4.17%) CCNA
8 3 (4.17%) CEH
9 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.78%) MCSE
10 1 (1.39%) CCSP
10 1 (1.39%) CCSA
10 1 (1.39%) SSCP
10 1 (1.39%) CISA
10 1 (1.39%) CISM
10 1 (1.39%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (26.39%) Snort
2 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Sourcefire
2 10 (13.89%) ArcSight
3 9 (12.50%) LogLogic
3 9 (12.50%) Q1 Labs
3 9 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.39%) Juniper
5 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.39%) IBM
5 1 (1.39%) Trend Micro
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