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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Operations Analyst
Rank 815 914 935
Rank change year-on-year
+99 +21
Permanent jobs requiring a Security Operations Analyst 61 71 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.066% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.069% 0.037%
Number of salaries quoted 59 66 35
Median salary £44,000 £57,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.47% +21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £42,500 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £53,750 £43,750
% change year-on-year
-25.58% +22.85%

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
86868 103583 109353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.44% 96.55% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 72113 86403 90477
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 7 December 2016 within the UK.

Security Operations Analyst Salary Histogram in the UK

Security Operations Analyst
Top 18 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 7 December 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 +88 61 £44,000 -23.47% 4
South East +73 26 £44,000 -23.47% 1
Berkshire - 24 £44,000 -
London +41 20 £47,500 -26.92%
Reading - 12 £44,000 -
West Midlands -5 11 £35,000 -17.64%
Staffordshire - 6 £35,000 -
Lichfield - 6 £35,000 -
Manchester -5 3 £20,000 -66.66% 1
North West -12 3 £20,000 -66.66% 1
Birmingham - 3 £40,000 -
Maidenhead - 3 £55,000 -
Surrey +17 2 £50,000 -13.04%
Camberley - 2 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £50,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 - 1
City of London - 1 £62,500 -
Yorkshire - 1 £50,000 - 1

Security Operations Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 127 (88.19%) Security Operations
2 81 (56.25%) Firewall
3 66 (45.83%) SIEM
4 59 (40.97%) CISSP
5 45 (31.25%) Information Security
6 43 (29.86%) Security Operations Centre
7 37 (25.69%) Windows
8 34 (23.61%) Cybersecurity
9 31 (21.53%) ArcSight
9 31 (21.53%) Network Security
10 30 (20.83%) Management Information System
11 29 (20.14%) Cisco
12 27 (18.75%) Incident Management
13 26 (18.06%) CEH
13 26 (18.06%) PCI DSS
13 26 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
14 25 (17.36%) Splunk
15 24 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 24 (16.67%) Problem Management
16 22 (15.28%) Qualys
17 21 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
18 20 (13.89%) CCNA
18 20 (13.89%) TCP/IP
19 19 (13.19%) CCNP
19 19 (13.19%) Change Management
20 18 (12.50%) CISM
20 18 (12.50%) CheckPoint
20 18 (12.50%) Symantec
20 18 (12.50%) Linux
21 17 (11.81%) SSCP

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 (3.47%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 81 (56.25%) Firewall
2 31 (21.53%) Network Security
3 20 (13.89%) TCP/IP
4 14 (9.72%) WAN
5 12 (8.33%) LAN
6 11 (7.64%) Intrusion Detection
7 9 (6.25%) SAN
7 9 (6.25%) VLAN
7 9 (6.25%) VPN
8 8 (5.56%) Internet
8 8 (5.56%) MPLS
8 8 (5.56%) SSL
8 8 (5.56%) WLAN
9 4 (2.78%) NAS
9 4 (2.78%) VoIP
9 4 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) Big Data
2 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.39%) DB2
3 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (11.81%) Finance
2 10 (6.94%) Banking
3 8 (5.56%) Law
4 4 (2.78%) Back Office
4 4 (2.78%) Games
4 4 (2.78%) Online Betting
4 4 (2.78%) Retail
5 3 (2.08%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 43 (29.86%) Security Operations Centre
2 30 (20.83%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.94%) PKI
4 8 (5.56%) Online Banking
4 8 (5.56%) RSA SecurID
5 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.78%) Shadow IT
6 4 (2.78%) Smart Meter
7 3 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
8 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.69%) Windows
2 18 (12.50%) Linux
3 15 (10.42%) Unix
4 11 (7.64%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.47%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.39%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (88.19%) Security Operations
2 66 (45.83%) SIEM
3 45 (31.25%) Information Security
4 34 (23.61%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 24 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 21 (14.58%) Penetration Testing
8 19 (13.19%) Change Management
9 15 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (9.72%) Malware Analysis
10 14 (9.72%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 13 (9.03%) PRINCE2
12 12 (8.33%) Digital Forensics
12 12 (8.33%) ITIL
13 11 (7.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (6.94%) Dashboard Development
14 10 (6.94%) Kalman Filter
14 10 (6.94%) Security Management
15 9 (6.25%) Data Protection
16 8 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.64%) Python
2 11 (7.64%) SQL
3 4 (2.78%) C
4 3 (2.08%) C++
4 3 (2.08%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 59 (40.97%) CISSP
2 26 (18.06%) CEH
2 26 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (13.89%) CCNA
4 19 (13.19%) CCNP
5 18 (12.50%) CISM
6 17 (11.81%) SSCP
7 16 (11.11%) MCSE
7 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (9.72%) CISMP
9 13 (9.03%) CCSA
10 11 (7.64%) SANS
11 10 (6.94%) GCIH
11 10 (6.94%) GIAC
12 8 (5.56%) CISA
12 8 (5.56%) GCIA
13 6 (4.17%) CCSP
13 6 (4.17%) Degree
14 5 (3.47%) (ISC)2 CCSP
14 5 (3.47%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.06%) PCI DSS
2 24 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.39%) COBIT
4 2 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) Nessus
2 6 (4.17%) QRadar
3 3 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (21.53%) ArcSight
2 29 (20.14%) Cisco
3 25 (17.36%) Splunk
4 22 (15.28%) Qualys
5 18 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 18 (12.50%) Symantec
6 14 (9.72%) HP
6 14 (9.72%) LogRhythm
7 13 (9.03%) VMware
8 8 (5.56%) Palo Alto
8 8 (5.56%) Riverbed
9 7 (4.86%) ProCurve
9 7 (4.86%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.17%) FireEye
10 6 (4.17%) IBM
10 6 (4.17%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.78%) Meraki
12 3 (2.08%) LogLogic
12 3 (2.08%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.39%) Forcepoint
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