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 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 907 918 966
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 33 69 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.062% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.064% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 24 45 37
Median salary £52,500 £45,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £36,300 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,750 £59,000 £63,500
UK excluding London median salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%

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
99119 108062 116837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.24% 96.46% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 83362 88174 94782
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 May 2016 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 25 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 2 May 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 -25 32 £52,500 +16.66% 5
London -4 12 £65,000 +31.97% 3
South East +17 11 £50,000 - 1
East of England +21 6 £52,500 -4.54%
Berkshire +16 6 - - 1
Bracknell -3 6 - - 1
Essex - 6 £52,500 -
Harlow - 5 £52,500 -
City of London +45 3 £47,500 -17.39% 1
Gloucestershire +9 2 £65,000 +44.44% 1
South West -4 2 £65,000 +44.44% 1
Hampshire +5 1 £57,500 -
Edinburgh -1 1 £20,000 -
Scotland -3 1 £20,000 -
Thames Valley - 1 £60,000 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £47,500 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
Aldershot - 1 £57,500 -
Guildford - 1 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £22,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £22,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £47,500 -
Brighton - 1 £37,500 -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 68 (89.47%) Security Operations
2 45 (59.21%) SIEM
2 45 (59.21%) CISSP
3 37 (48.68%) Information Security
4 28 (36.84%) SANS
5 26 (34.21%) ArcSight
6 25 (32.89%) Network Security
7 24 (31.58%) Firewall
8 23 (30.26%) CEH
9 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (27.63%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (26.32%) Finance
12 19 (25.00%) Wireshark
12 19 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
12 19 (25.00%) ITIL
12 19 (25.00%) Unix
13 18 (23.68%) Security Operations Centre
14 17 (22.37%) Linux
14 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 16 (21.05%) CCNA
15 16 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (19.74%) Snort
17 14 (18.42%) CCNP
17 14 (18.42%) QRadar
18 13 (17.11%) CISM
19 12 (15.79%) Degree
19 12 (15.79%) Windows
20 11 (14.47%) Active Directory
20 11 (14.47%) GCIH
21 10 (13.16%) Risk Assessment

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 6 (7.89%) Apache
1 6 (7.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (32.89%) Network Security
2 24 (31.58%) Firewall
3 19 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 19 (25.00%) Wireshark
4 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.53%) DNS
5 8 (10.53%) HTTP
5 8 (10.53%) tcpdump
6 7 (9.21%) SMTP
7 5 (6.58%) Internet
8 2 (2.63%) FTP
8 2 (2.63%) SSL
9 1 (1.32%) DHCP
9 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.32%) LAN
9 1 (1.32%) LDAP
9 1 (1.32%) Telnet
9 1 (1.32%) VPN
9 1 (1.32%) WAN
9 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.89%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Law
5 3 (3.95%) Electronics
5 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.95%) Marketing
5 3 (3.95%) Retail
5 3 (3.95%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.63%) Music Industry
6 2 (2.63%) Publishing
7 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.68%) Security Operations Centre
2 9 (11.84%) Cyberthreat
3 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.89%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.95%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (3.95%) Online Banking
7 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.63%) PKI
7 2 (2.63%) Social Network
8 1 (1.32%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (1.32%) Derivative
8 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.32%) Equities
8 1 (1.32%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Unix
2 17 (22.37%) Linux
3 12 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (89.47%) Security Operations
2 45 (59.21%) SIEM
3 37 (48.68%) Information Security
4 21 (27.63%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (25.00%) ITIL
6 17 (22.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (13.16%) E-Commerce
7 10 (13.16%) Risk Assessment
8 9 (11.84%) Security Management
9 8 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 8 (10.53%) TOGAF
10 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.89%) BCP
10 6 (7.89%) Incident Management
10 6 (7.89%) Network Management
10 6 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (7.89%) Patch Management
10 6 (7.89%) Security Architecture
10 6 (7.89%) Validation
10 6 (7.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) C
2 8 (10.53%) Python
2 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (59.21%) CISSP
2 28 (36.84%) SANS
3 23 (30.26%) CEH
4 16 (21.05%) CCNA
4 16 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (18.42%) CCNP
6 13 (17.11%) CISM
7 12 (15.79%) Degree
8 11 (14.47%) GCIH
9 10 (13.16%) MCSE
9 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
10 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
10 8 (10.53%) GCIA
11 6 (7.89%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (7.89%) Security+ Certification
11 6 (7.89%) SSCP
12 4 (5.26%) GCFA
12 4 (5.26%) RHCE
13 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (28.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (10.53%) COBIT
2 8 (10.53%) ISO27002
3 2 (2.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) Snort
2 11 (14.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) QRadar
2 10 (13.16%) Nessus
2 10 (13.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.63%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) ArcSight
2 10 (13.16%) Cisco
2 10 (13.16%) Red Hat
2 10 (13.16%) SolarWinds
2 10 (13.16%) Symantec
3 9 (11.84%) Splunk
4 7 (9.21%) IBM
4 7 (9.21%) Sourcefire
5 6 (7.89%) EMC
5 6 (7.89%) HP
5 6 (7.89%) Juniper
5 6 (7.89%) SevOne
6 5 (6.58%) Intel Security
6 5 (6.58%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.95%) SAP
8 2 (2.63%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.32%) Tripwire
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50,000 to £65,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45,000 to £72,000 plus an excellent package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £66000 per annum + Car Allowance, Pension
Posted: 15 days ago