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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Operations Analyst
UK
Rank 820 916 897
Rank change year-on-year
+96 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 42 36 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.035% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.036% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 36 33 48
Median salary £40,000 £51,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.56% +16.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £37,850
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £65,000 £55,750
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
80896 98772 101805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.33% 96.45% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67167 82902 84090
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 £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 22 February 2017 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Operations Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 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 41 £40,000 -23.80% 6
North West - 11 £26,750 - 1
Manchester - 11 £26,750 - 1
London +59 9 £45,000 -28.00% 1
South East +74 8 £45,000 -11.76% 3
West Midlands +27 8 £35,000 -23.91% 1
Salford - 6 £37,747 - 1
Leeds +37 5 £40,000 +77.77%
Yorkshire +36 5 £40,000 +77.77%
West Yorkshire +33 5 £40,000 +77.77%
Staffordshire - 4 £35,000 -
Lichfield - 4 £35,000 -
Staines - 4 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £44,000 -
Surrey - 4 £45,000 - 1
Reading - 3 £44,000 -
Warwickshire +34 2 £40,000 -13.04%
Wimbledon - 2 £42,500 -
Glasgow +17 1 £41,000 +127.77%
Scotland +17 1 £41,000 +127.77%
Birmingham +15 1 £40,000 - 1
West Bromwich - 1 £40,000 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £40,000 -

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 96 (90.57%) Security Operations
2 59 (55.66%) SIEM
2 59 (55.66%) Firewall
3 36 (33.96%) Security Operations Centre
4 31 (29.25%) ArcSight
5 27 (25.47%) Splunk
5 27 (25.47%) Information Security
6 26 (24.53%) CISSP
7 23 (21.70%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (20.75%) Management Information System
8 22 (20.75%) Qualys
9 21 (19.81%) Vulnerability Management
10 19 (17.92%) Incident Management
11 18 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 18 (16.98%) CEH
11 18 (16.98%) Problem Management
11 18 (16.98%) Cisco
12 17 (16.04%) Windows
13 16 (15.09%) Security Monitoring
14 15 (14.15%) Linux
14 15 (14.15%) Network Security
14 15 (14.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 13 (12.26%) Intrusion Detection
15 13 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
15 13 (12.26%) SQL
15 13 (12.26%) Change Management
15 13 (12.26%) Symantec
16 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
16 12 (11.32%) Risk Management
16 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP

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 4 (3.77%) IIS
2 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (55.66%) Firewall
2 15 (14.15%) Network Security
3 13 (12.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.60%) VoIP
5 7 (6.60%) WAN
6 5 (4.72%) LAN
6 5 (4.72%) NAS
6 5 (4.72%) SAN
7 4 (3.77%) Internet
8 2 (1.89%) VPN
9 1 (0.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (3.77%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.94%) Banking
3 1 (0.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.96%) Security Operations Centre
2 22 (20.75%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (8.49%) PKI
5 5 (4.72%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (3.77%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.83%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.94%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.04%) Windows
2 15 (14.15%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.72%) Unix
5 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.89%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (90.57%) Security Operations
2 59 (55.66%) SIEM
3 27 (25.47%) Information Security
4 23 (21.70%) Cybersecurity
5 21 (19.81%) Vulnerability Management
6 19 (17.92%) Incident Management
7 18 (16.98%) Problem Management
8 16 (15.09%) Security Monitoring
9 15 (14.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 13 (12.26%) Change Management
10 13 (12.26%) Penetration Testing
11 12 (11.32%) Risk Management
12 11 (10.38%) Dashboard Development
12 11 (10.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 10 (9.43%) Analytics
14 8 (7.55%) PRINCE2
15 6 (5.66%) Data Protection
15 6 (5.66%) ITIL
15 6 (5.66%) OWASP
15 6 (5.66%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.26%) SQL
2 8 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.77%) C
3 4 (3.77%) C++
3 4 (3.77%) Java
3 4 (3.77%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (24.53%) CISSP
2 18 (16.98%) CEH
3 12 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (10.38%) CCNA
5 10 (9.43%) CCNP
5 10 (9.43%) SSCP
6 9 (8.49%) CISA
6 9 (8.49%) CISMP
7 8 (7.55%) CCSA
7 8 (7.55%) CISM
7 8 (7.55%) GCIA
7 8 (7.55%) MCSE
7 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (5.66%) GCIH
9 5 (4.72%) Degree
10 4 (3.77%) GSEC
10 4 (3.77%) IISP
11 3 (2.83%) GIAC
12 2 (1.89%) OSCP
12 2 (1.89%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (11.32%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.94%) COBIT
4 1 (0.94%) GPG13
4 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.72%) Hyper-V
1 5 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) Snort
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Nessus
2 5 (4.72%) QRadar
3 2 (1.89%) Kibana
3 2 (1.89%) logstash
3 2 (1.89%) Nexpose
3 2 (1.89%) Nmap
3 2 (1.89%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.89%) RSA Security Analytics
4 1 (0.94%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
Vendors
1 31 (29.25%) ArcSight
2 27 (25.47%) Splunk
3 22 (20.75%) Qualys
4 18 (16.98%) Cisco
5 13 (12.26%) Symantec
6 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
7 10 (9.43%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.55%) CheckPoint
9 7 (6.60%) Palo Alto
10 6 (5.66%) FireEye
11 5 (4.72%) LogRhythm
11 5 (4.72%) Meraki
11 5 (4.72%) VMware
12 4 (3.77%) NetWitness
12 4 (3.77%) Oracle
13 3 (2.83%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.83%) HP
13 3 (2.83%) IBM
13 3 (2.83%) LogLogic
14 2 (1.89%) Intel Security
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £50,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Bonus + Pension + 25 Days Hol
Posted: 5 days ago
London
PwC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago