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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 911 889 926
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 40 52 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.050% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.052% 0.023%
Number of salaries quoted 36 44 18
Average salary £56,250 £42,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.35% -26.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £37,650 £41,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £54,250 £62,250
UK excluding London average salary £51,000 £38,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year
+34.21% -27.61%

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
97552 100837 99178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.44% 96.24%
Number of salaries quoted 81926 83590 79842
Average 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 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 5 February 2016 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 23 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 5 February 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
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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 -1 37 £57,500 +35.29% 8
London -8 17 £63,500 +41.11% 4
South East -1 13 £53,000 +41.33% 1
Hampshire +18 11 £54,250 +8.50% 1
Aldershot - 5 £60,000 - 1
Farnborough - 5 £51,000 -
East of England - 4 £53,750 -
Scotland -4 3 £18,000 -
Glasgow -12 3 £18,000 -
Essex - 3 £50,000 -
City of London +50 2 £47,500 -9.52% 1
West Midlands -25 2 £46,000 +21.05% 2
Harlow - 2 £37,500 -
Warwickshire -26 1 £46,000 +21.05%
Warwick -29 1 £46,000 +21.05%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £37,500 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £55,000 -
Brighton - 1 £37,500 -
Bristol - 1 £52,000 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
South West - 1 £52,000 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £57,500 -

Security Operations Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 125 (95.42%) Security Operations
2 91 (69.47%) Information Security
3 70 (53.44%) SIEM
4 53 (40.46%) CISSP
5 52 (39.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 50 (38.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 45 (34.35%) Windows
8 44 (33.59%) Firewall
9 43 (32.82%) Finance
10 35 (26.72%) Linux
11 30 (22.90%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (22.14%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (21.37%) Banking
13 28 (21.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 28 (21.37%) Network Security
14 27 (20.61%) Risk Assessment
14 27 (20.61%) ArcSight
14 27 (20.61%) SANS
15 26 (19.85%) Management Information System
16 25 (19.08%) ITIL
16 25 (19.08%) Penetration Testing
17 21 (16.03%) E-Commerce
18 19 (14.50%) Unix
18 19 (14.50%) Incident Management
19 18 (13.74%) MySQL
19 18 (13.74%) Apache
19 18 (13.74%) Tomcat
19 18 (13.74%) Web Filtering
19 18 (13.74%) Vulnerability Management
19 18 (13.74%) Patch Management

Security Operations Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 18 (13.74%) Apache
1 18 (13.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.53%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 50 (38.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 44 (33.59%) Firewall
3 28 (21.37%) Network Security
4 8 (6.11%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (6.11%) Internet
5 7 (5.34%) Wireshark
6 6 (4.58%) Wireless
6 6 (4.58%) Wireless Security
7 5 (3.82%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.76%) DNS
8 1 (0.76%) FTP
8 1 (0.76%) HTTP
8 1 (0.76%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.76%) LAN
8 1 (0.76%) LDAP
8 1 (0.76%) SMTP
8 1 (0.76%) SSL
8 1 (0.76%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.74%) MySQL
2 1 (0.76%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Metasploit
General
1 43 (32.82%) Finance
2 28 (21.37%) Banking
3 11 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.34%) Retail
4 7 (5.34%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.29%) Law
6 2 (1.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (39.69%) Security Operations Centre
2 29 (22.14%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (19.85%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.11%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (5.34%) Client/Server
5 7 (5.34%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (5.34%) Online Banking
6 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
7 4 (3.05%) PKI
7 4 (3.05%) Visualisation
8 3 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.29%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.53%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.76%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.76%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.35%) Windows
2 35 (26.72%) Linux
3 19 (14.50%) Unix
4 2 (1.53%) Solaris
4 2 (1.53%) Windows 2000
4 2 (1.53%) Windows NT
4 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (95.42%) Security Operations
2 91 (69.47%) Information Security
3 70 (53.44%) SIEM
4 30 (22.90%) Cybersecurity
5 28 (21.37%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 27 (20.61%) Risk Assessment
7 25 (19.08%) ITIL
7 25 (19.08%) Penetration Testing
8 21 (16.03%) E-Commerce
9 19 (14.50%) Incident Management
10 18 (13.74%) Kalman Filter
10 18 (13.74%) Patch Management
10 18 (13.74%) Vulnerability Management
10 18 (13.74%) Web Filtering
11 17 (12.98%) Malware Analysis
11 17 (12.98%) Reverse Engineering
12 16 (12.21%) Computer Security
13 15 (11.45%) Security Management
13 15 (11.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 13 (9.92%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.29%) C
1 3 (2.29%) Python
2 2 (1.53%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.76%) Perl
3 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 53 (40.46%) CISSP
2 27 (20.61%) SANS
3 14 (10.69%) CISM
4 8 (6.11%) CEH
5 7 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.34%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.58%) CCNA
6 6 (4.58%) GCIH
6 6 (4.58%) MCSE
6 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.82%) CCNP
7 5 (3.82%) CISA
7 5 (3.82%) Degree
7 5 (3.82%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.05%) CRISC
8 4 (3.05%) RHCE
9 3 (2.29%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.29%) GCFA
9 3 (2.29%) GCIA
10 2 (1.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (7.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (5.34%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.29%) COBIT
5 2 (1.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (1.53%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.34%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (9.92%) QRadar
2 7 (5.34%) Nessus
3 6 (4.58%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.82%) RSA enVision
5 4 (3.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.29%) Nmap
7 2 (1.53%) Nexpose
7 2 (1.53%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.76%) EnCase
8 1 (0.76%) FTK
8 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 27 (20.61%) ArcSight
2 15 (11.45%) Cisco
3 12 (9.16%) McAfee
4 8 (6.11%) Sourcefire
4 8 (6.11%) Splunk
5 7 (5.34%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.34%) Symantec
6 5 (3.82%) Palo Alto
7 4 (3.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.05%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.29%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.29%) Juniper
8 3 (2.29%) LogRhythm
9 2 (1.53%) F5
9 2 (1.53%) NetWitness
9 2 (1.53%) Proofpoint
9 2 (1.53%) Qualys
10 1 (0.76%) CA
10 1 (0.76%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.76%) VMware
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £60000 - £66000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago