The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Security Operations Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 833 879 938
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 74 88 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.081% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.084% 0.042%
Number of salaries quoted 63 70 38
Median salary £44,000 £48,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.74% +2.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £37,000 £35,525
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £45,000 £55,750
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -19.28%

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
91484 105195 110265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.28% 96.25% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 76513 87677 89230
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,091 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -

Security Operations Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

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 29 September 2016 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 22 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +63 74 £44,000 -12.00% 7
London +38 34 £60,000 +3.44% 2
South East +61 22 £44,000 -4.86% 4
Berkshire +44 21 £44,000 -7.36% 2
West Midlands -9 11 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Staffordshire - 8 £38,500 -
Reading +20 7 £44,000 -7.36%
City of London +53 5 £45,000 -50.00% 1
Maidenhead - 5 £55,000 - 1
Leeds - 4 £30,000 -
Lichfield - 4 £35,000 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Yorkshire - 4 £30,000 -
Bristol +7 2 - -
Warwickshire +4 2 £37,500 -16.66%
South West +1 2 - -
Cannock - 2 £38,750 -
Leamington Spa - 2 £37,500 -
East of England +9 1 £55,000 +15.78%
Cheshunt - 1 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
Kent - 1 £65,000 -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Security Operations Analyst job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Security Operations Analyst in the job title.

1 123 (88.49%) Security Operations
2 75 (53.96%) Firewall
3 72 (51.80%) CISSP
4 70 (50.36%) SIEM
5 63 (45.32%) Information Security
6 35 (25.18%) Security Operations Centre
6 35 (25.18%) Cybersecurity
7 34 (24.46%) CEH
8 33 (23.74%) Management Information System
9 31 (22.30%) CISM
9 31 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
9 31 (22.30%) Network Security
10 30 (21.58%) Unix
11 29 (20.86%) Windows
11 29 (20.86%) TCP/IP
12 28 (20.14%) ArcSight
13 27 (19.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 26 (18.71%) CCNP
14 26 (18.71%) CCNA
15 25 (17.99%) ITIL
16 24 (17.27%) Splunk
16 24 (17.27%) Vulnerability Management
17 23 (16.55%) Finance
18 22 (15.83%) Incident Management
18 22 (15.83%) Cisco
18 22 (15.83%) SANS
19 21 (15.11%) PCI DSS
19 21 (15.11%) HP
20 20 (14.39%) Penetration Testing
20 20 (14.39%) SSCP

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
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 5 (3.60%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (4.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (53.96%) Firewall
2 31 (22.30%) Network Security
3 29 (20.86%) TCP/IP
4 19 (13.67%) Wireshark
5 13 (9.35%) Intrusion Detection
6 12 (8.63%) WAN
7 10 (7.19%) LAN
8 9 (6.47%) DNS
8 9 (6.47%) HTTP
8 9 (6.47%) SMTP
8 9 (6.47%) SSL
8 9 (6.47%) tcpdump
8 9 (6.47%) VLAN
8 9 (6.47%) VPN
9 8 (5.76%) Internet
9 8 (5.76%) MPLS
9 8 (5.76%) WLAN
10 5 (3.60%) SAN
11 1 (0.72%) DHCP
11 1 (0.72%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) Big Data
2 2 (1.44%) DB2
2 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (16.55%) Finance
2 10 (7.19%) Banking
3 9 (6.47%) Law
4 7 (5.04%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.32%) Electronics
5 6 (4.32%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.32%) Marketing
6 4 (2.88%) Back Office
6 4 (2.88%) Games
6 4 (2.88%) Music Industry
6 4 (2.88%) Online Betting
6 4 (2.88%) Retail
7 3 (2.16%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 35 (25.18%) Security Operations Centre
2 33 (23.74%) Management Information System
3 10 (7.19%) PKI
4 8 (5.76%) Online Banking
4 8 (5.76%) RSA SecurID
5 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.32%) Shadow IT
7 5 (3.60%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.88%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (2.88%) Smart Meter
8 4 (2.88%) Social Network
9 3 (2.16%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.16%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.44%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.72%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.58%) Unix
2 29 (20.86%) Windows
3 17 (12.23%) Linux
4 8 (5.76%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.60%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.44%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (88.49%) Security Operations
2 70 (50.36%) SIEM
3 63 (45.32%) Information Security
4 35 (25.18%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (17.99%) ITIL
6 24 (17.27%) Vulnerability Management
7 22 (15.83%) Incident Management
8 20 (14.39%) Penetration Testing
9 15 (10.79%) Risk Management
10 14 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (9.35%) Problem Management
11 13 (9.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (8.63%) Change Management
12 12 (8.63%) Malware Analysis
12 12 (8.63%) Security Architecture
12 12 (8.63%) Security Management
13 10 (7.19%) Dashboard Development
13 10 (7.19%) Kalman Filter
13 10 (7.19%) Risk Assessment
14 9 (6.47%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.23%) Python
2 10 (7.19%) C
2 10 (7.19%) Shell Script
3 7 (5.04%) SQL
4 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.44%) C++
5 2 (1.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 72 (51.80%) CISSP
2 34 (24.46%) CEH
3 31 (22.30%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (22.30%) CISM
4 26 (18.71%) CCNA
4 26 (18.71%) CCNP
5 22 (15.83%) SANS
6 20 (14.39%) SSCP
7 18 (12.95%) Degree
8 17 (12.23%) MCSE
8 17 (12.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (8.63%) GCIH
10 11 (7.91%) CISMP
11 10 (7.19%) CCSA
11 10 (7.19%) CompTIA Security+
11 10 (7.19%) GIAC
11 10 (7.19%) Security+ Certification
12 8 (5.76%) CISA
12 8 (5.76%) GCIA
13 6 (4.32%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (15.11%) PCI DSS
3 13 (9.35%) COBIT
4 4 (2.88%) ISO27002
5 2 (1.44%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.91%) Active Directory
1 11 (7.91%) Snort
Systems Management
1 16 (11.51%) Nessus
2 14 (10.07%) QRadar
3 10 (7.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 28 (20.14%) ArcSight
2 24 (17.27%) Splunk
3 22 (15.83%) Cisco
4 21 (15.11%) HP
5 16 (11.51%) Qualys
5 16 (11.51%) Symantec
6 14 (10.07%) CheckPoint
7 13 (9.35%) IBM
7 13 (9.35%) LogRhythm
8 10 (7.19%) Red Hat
8 10 (7.19%) SolarWinds
9 9 (6.47%) VMware
10 8 (5.76%) Riverbed
11 7 (5.04%) ProCurve
12 6 (4.32%) SAP
13 4 (2.88%) EMC
13 4 (2.88%) Juniper
13 4 (2.88%) SevOne
14 3 (2.16%) LogLogic
15 2 (1.44%) Palo Alto
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