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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 829 862 851
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -11
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 63 34 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.030% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.032% 0.035%
Number of salaries quoted 44 27 32
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,650 £37,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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
101979 105886 103172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 83486 85576 86253
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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 +33 55 £45,000 -5.26% 11
London +53 25 £45,000 -25.00% 3
South East -11 15 £45,000 +5.88% 4
West Midlands -17 12 £38,000 -20.00% 2
Hampshire -6 11 £57,500 +35.29% 2
Dundee - 8 - -
Edinburgh - 8 - -
Glasgow - 8 - -
Scotland - 8 - -
City of London +12 6 £57,500 -14.81% 1
Hook - 5 £57,500 -
Berkshire - 4 £35,000 - 2
Reading - 4 £35,000 - 2
Basingstoke - 3 £37,500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £53,500 - 2
South West - 2 £45,000 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £45,000 - 1
Southampton -18 1 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Warwick - 1 £47,000 - 1
Watford - 1 £55,000 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £55,000 -
East of England - 1 £55,000 -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 75 (73.53%) SIEM
2 47 (46.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 38 (37.25%) Incident Management
3 38 (37.25%) GIAC
4 30 (29.41%) Information Security
4 30 (29.41%) Snort
5 29 (28.43%) Cyber Security
6 27 (26.47%) Firewall
7 26 (25.49%) CEH
8 25 (24.51%) Vulnerability Management
9 23 (22.55%) SCADA
10 21 (20.59%) Finance
11 18 (17.65%) Windows
11 18 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
12 17 (16.67%) Network Security
13 15 (14.71%) Law
14 14 (13.73%) Management Information System
15 13 (12.75%) Change Management
15 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
16 12 (11.76%) Linux
16 12 (11.76%) TCP/IP
17 11 (10.78%) Cisco
17 11 (10.78%) Systems Analysis
18 10 (9.80%) Security Architecture
18 10 (9.80%) Information Assurance
18 10 (9.80%) ArcSight
18 10 (9.80%) CISSP
19 9 (8.82%) GCIA
19 9 (8.82%) GCIH
19 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (46.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 27 (26.47%) Firewall
3 17 (16.67%) Network Security
4 12 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 8 (7.84%) Wireshark
6 5 (4.90%) Internet
7 4 (3.92%) tcpdump
8 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.94%) Wireless
9 2 (1.96%) HTTP
9 2 (1.96%) LAN
9 2 (1.96%) WAN
10 1 (0.98%) SMTP
10 1 (0.98%) FTP
10 1 (0.98%) WLAN
10 1 (0.98%) VPN
10 1 (0.98%) DNS
10 1 (0.98%) SAN
10 1 (0.98%) LDAP
10 1 (0.98%) MPLS
General
1 21 (20.59%) Finance
2 15 (14.71%) Law
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) SAML
1 6 (5.88%) OAuth
1 6 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.55%) SCADA
2 14 (13.73%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.98%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (17.65%) Windows
2 12 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (2.94%) UNIX
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (73.53%) SIEM
2 38 (37.25%) Incident Management
3 30 (29.41%) Information Security
4 29 (28.43%) Cyber Security
5 25 (24.51%) Vulnerability Management
6 18 (17.65%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (12.75%) Change Management
8 11 (10.78%) Systems Analysis
9 10 (9.80%) Security Architecture
9 10 (9.80%) Information Assurance
10 8 (7.84%) Mentoring
11 7 (6.86%) People Management
11 7 (6.86%) Performance Management
11 7 (6.86%) Analytics
12 6 (5.88%) Computer Security
12 6 (5.88%) Security Testing
12 6 (5.88%) Computer Forensics
12 6 (5.88%) Identity Management
12 6 (5.88%) Risk Management
13 5 (4.90%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 38 (37.25%) GIAC
2 26 (25.49%) CEH
3 13 (12.75%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.80%) CISSP
5 9 (8.82%) GCIA
5 9 (8.82%) GCIH
5 9 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.94%) Degree
7 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.94%) CCNA
7 3 (2.94%) CISM
8 1 (0.98%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (6.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (29.41%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (6.86%) Nessus
2 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.98%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 11 (10.78%) Cisco
2 10 (9.80%) ArcSight
3 8 (7.84%) McAfee
3 8 (7.84%) Qualys
4 4 (3.92%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.94%) CheckPoint
5 3 (2.94%) Splunk
6 2 (1.96%) Cyber-Ark
6 2 (1.96%) LogLogic
6 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.98%) HP
7 1 (0.98%) Citrix
7 1 (0.98%) Juniper
7 1 (0.98%) Websense
7 1 (0.98%) VMware
7 1 (0.98%) Tripwire
7 1 (0.98%) Q1 Labs
7 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.98%) GFI Software
7 1 (0.98%) Symantec
Warwickshire
Carter Personnel Consultants Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £1 per annum + Flexible
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £45,000- £60,000 plus an outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Montash
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £54000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Salary: £37000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Fenwick Ryan Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago