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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Operations Analyst
UK
Rank 803 878 913
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 49 47 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.048% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.050% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 45 44 39
Median salary £41,000 £57,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-28.69% +27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £45,000 £37,900
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £51,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +34.21%

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
81194 94811 101108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.46% 96.44% 96.66%
Number of salaries quoted 67365 79575 84080
Median salary £45,344 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £69,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 16 January 2017 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 19 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 16 January 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 +83 48 £40,750 -29.13% 5
South East +59 14 £44,000 -21.77% 2
West Midlands +22 13 £35,000 -
London +66 12 £45,000 -30.76%
Berkshire - 10 £44,000 -
Staffordshire - 7 £35,000 -
Reading - 7 £44,000 -
Lichfield - 7 £35,000 -
Leeds - 5 £42,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £42,500 - 1
North West -6 4 £20,000 -66.66% 1
Manchester -15 4 £20,000 -66.66% 1
Staines - 4 £45,000 -
Surrey - 4 £45,000 -
Birmingham -3 3 £40,000 -
Glasgow +18 1 £41,000 +127.77%
Scotland +12 1 £41,000 +127.77% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 112 (88.89%) Security Operations
2 69 (54.76%) Firewall
3 68 (53.97%) SIEM
4 42 (33.33%) CISSP
5 37 (29.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 31 (24.60%) ArcSight
7 29 (23.02%) Information Security
8 26 (20.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (20.63%) Network Security
8 26 (20.63%) Cisco
9 25 (19.84%) Qualys
9 25 (19.84%) CEH
10 24 (19.05%) Incident Management
10 24 (19.05%) Windows
10 24 (19.05%) Splunk
11 23 (18.25%) PCI DSS
12 22 (17.46%) Problem Management
12 22 (17.46%) Management Information System
12 22 (17.46%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (14.29%) CCNA
14 18 (14.29%) SSCP
15 17 (13.49%) CCNP
15 17 (13.49%) Change Management
15 17 (13.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 16 (12.70%) Vulnerability Management
16 16 (12.70%) Symantec
16 16 (12.70%) Penetration Testing
17 15 (11.90%) CISMP
17 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification

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 (3.97%) IIS
2 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 69 (54.76%) Firewall
2 26 (20.63%) Network Security
3 14 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.32%) Intrusion Detection
5 10 (7.94%) WAN
6 7 (5.56%) LAN
7 6 (4.76%) SAN
8 5 (3.97%) NAS
8 5 (3.97%) VoIP
9 3 (2.38%) Internet
9 3 (2.38%) MPLS
9 3 (2.38%) SSL
9 3 (2.38%) VLAN
9 3 (2.38%) VPN
9 3 (2.38%) WLAN
10 1 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Metasploit
General
1 9 (7.14%) Finance
2 5 (3.97%) Banking
3 4 (3.17%) Retail
4 3 (2.38%) Back Office
4 3 (2.38%) Games
4 3 (2.38%) Online Betting
4 3 (2.38%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Advertising
5 2 (1.59%) Law
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 37 (29.37%) Security Operations Centre
2 22 (17.46%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.73%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.94%) PKI
5 5 (3.97%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.97%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.38%) Online Banking
6 3 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.79%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.79%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) SCADA
7 1 (0.79%) Shadow IT
7 1 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.05%) Windows
2 13 (10.32%) Linux
3 8 (6.35%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.56%) Unix
5 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.59%) Solaris
9 1 (0.79%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (88.89%) Security Operations
2 68 (53.97%) SIEM
3 29 (23.02%) Information Security
4 24 (19.05%) Incident Management
5 22 (17.46%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (17.46%) Problem Management
6 17 (13.49%) Change Management
6 17 (13.49%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 16 (12.70%) Penetration Testing
7 16 (12.70%) Vulnerability Management
8 15 (11.90%) PRINCE2
9 13 (10.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 12 (9.52%) Risk Management
11 10 (7.94%) Dashboard Development
12 9 (7.14%) Data Protection
12 9 (7.14%) ITIL
13 7 (5.56%) Security Monitoring
14 6 (4.76%) OWASP
14 6 (4.76%) Security Management
14 6 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.52%) SQL
2 8 (6.35%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.38%) C
3 3 (2.38%) C++
3 3 (2.38%) Java
3 3 (2.38%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (33.33%) CISSP
2 25 (19.84%) CEH
3 19 (15.08%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (14.29%) CCNA
4 18 (14.29%) SSCP
5 17 (13.49%) CCNP
6 15 (11.90%) CISMP
6 15 (11.90%) MCSE
6 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (11.11%) CCSA
8 11 (8.73%) CISM
9 9 (7.14%) CISA
10 8 (6.35%) GCIA
11 7 (5.56%) GCIH
12 5 (3.97%) GIAC
12 5 (3.97%) IISP
13 4 (3.17%) GSEC
14 3 (2.38%) Degree
14 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.59%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (18.25%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.79%) COBIT
4 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.97%) Hyper-V
2 5 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.59%) Snort
Systems Management
1 6 (4.76%) Nessus
2 3 (2.38%) QRadar
3 2 (1.59%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.59%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.79%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.79%) Kibana
4 1 (0.79%) logstash
Vendors
1 31 (24.60%) ArcSight
2 26 (20.63%) Cisco
3 25 (19.84%) Qualys
4 24 (19.05%) Splunk
5 16 (12.70%) Symantec
6 11 (8.73%) CheckPoint
7 10 (7.94%) Microsoft
8 9 (7.14%) VMware
9 8 (6.35%) LogRhythm
10 7 (5.56%) Palo Alto
10 7 (5.56%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.76%) FireEye
11 6 (4.76%) HP
12 5 (3.97%) Meraki
13 4 (3.17%) Forcepoint
14 3 (2.38%) IBM
14 3 (2.38%) LogLogic
14 3 (2.38%) Oracle
14 3 (2.38%) Riverbed
15 2 (1.59%) Cyber-Ark
Salford, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35114.00 - £40380.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Midlands
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Forres, Morayshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sky Betting and Gaming
Posted: 4 days ago